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NEW-ENGLAND 
HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 

1895 

Volume XLIX 




BOSTON 

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

189s 



JOHN WARD DEAN, A.M., 

18 Somertet Street, Botton. 



Publ{0f|{ng Committee. 

ALBERT HARRISON IIOYT, A.M., ^VILLARD SPENCER ALLEN. A.M., 
FRANK EUOT BRADISH. AJJ., GEORGE BROW^ KNAPP. A.M.. 

JOHN WARD DEAN, A.M. 



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INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



▲dam*, Qa«7, 467 

Adaoui, OMT.StmmlUh, Qaerji 342 

Addition! and Correetion«, 461 

A«ed Penoni In Deerfield, Note, 389 

Afien, Qoery, 343 

Amet, Frederick Lotlirop, 273 

Ancestry ofGoT. Willlnm Stone of Mnr7lnnd,314 

Archires of Hnrrnrd UnlTcrtity, 35 

Atkin«, Qaery* 457 

Attwood. Query, 212 

Antogrmpht, we lllQitntiong. 

Antoiraphs in a Family Bible, Query, 311 

Arery, Note, 453 

Baker, Qnery. 74 

Baptisms in the Second Church in Pembroke, 

Mass., 1746-1803, 286, 426 
Barnes— Bams, Query, 77, 316 
Bams Family Beonion, 456 
Bamam, Qnery, 343 
Baxter, Query, 344 
Belknap, 68 

Qnery, 213 
Bell, Hon. Charles Henry, 9 
Bingham Oenealocy, 333 
Biographical Sketches (see also Necrology)— 
Earwaker, John Parsons, 479 
Uoadley. Harriet Louisa, 236 
Howe, Ellas, 480 
Pond, Nathan Gillette, 104 
PresooU. Beqjamin Franklin, 236 
Shaplelgfa, James Bartlett, 104 
Births in Medway, Hass.« 1714-1744, 280, 414 
Blackmer, Query, 214 
Boltwood, Robert, Query, 214 
Book Notices — 

Adams's Deseendants of James and Wil- 
liam Adams, 231, 364 
American Historical Register, 96 
Ancestry and Descendants of Gershom 

Morehouse, 474 
Andrews's History of the Hamlin Family, 

231 
Arnold's Narragansett Records, 229 
Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island, 

1036-1850, 473 
Bailey's Photo-Ancestral Record, 96 
Bailey— Bayley Second Family Gathering, 

232 
Bakh Leaflets, 474 
Barber's British FamOy Names, 94 
Bellas's History of Delaware Society of 

the Cindnnati, 472 
BiographicalSketches ofCitixens of Broome 

Co^ N. Y., 97 
Biographical Sketches of Cltiaens of Co- 
lumbia Co., N. T.. 97 
Bradlee's Recollections of a Ministry of 

Forty Tears. 362 
Bradley's Bradley Family of Fairfield, with 
Notes of Collateral Ancestors on the 
Female Side, 99 
Brown's Bedford Old Families, 99 
Brown's Flag of the Minute Men, April 19, 

1775, 470 
Brown's Old New England Life. Legends 

of Old Bedford, 227 
Brown's Shepard Famfly, 100 
Browning's Americans of Royal Descent, 
227 



BookNotif 

Bulloch's Genealogy of the Families of Bel' 

linger and De Yeaux, 364 
Bulloch's History and Genealogy of the 

Stewart, EUioU and Dunwody Families, 

364 
Burt's Early Days in New England or Liie 

and Times of Henry Burt of Springfield,9f^ 
Chamberlin's Chamberlin Descent, 474 
Chief Justice Little, 474 
Clark's OUrer Cromwell, 471 
Concord, Mass. Births, Marriages and 

Deaths, 1635-1850. 228 
Concord, N. H., Town Records, 471 
Continuous FamilyGenealogy,withCharts, 

etc, 363 
Crafts's Crafts Family, 99 
Cushing's Indexed Genealogical Register, 

489 
Cushing's Sketch of Chauney-HaU School, 

472 
Daridson's Genealogical Charts, 231 
Deacon's Family of Meres and Some Early 

English Newspapers, 474 
Deacon's Sketch oi the Deacon Family, 474 
Densmore's Hartwell Family, 363 
DescendanU of William Bailey of New- 
port, R.L, 474 
Descendants of James Tonng, 99 
Dorr's Record of Lineage of Dorr and Other 

FamUies, 468 
DoTer, N. H., Historical Society's Collec- 

tionsM71 
Dow's History of Hampton. N. H., 226 
Drake's Making of the Ohio Valley States,95 
I Earle's Diary of Anna Green Winslow, a 
! Boston School Girl of 1771, 96 

Early Records of Proridence, R. I., Fourth 

Report. 362, 460 
Egleston's Life of Mi^or General John 
i Paterson, 361 

I ■". ' Estes'8 History of Holden, 96 

Family Records of James and Sarah GIbbe 
I of Bristol, Mass., 99 

FiUpen aU. Phippen, 361 
Ford's British Offloers Serring in America, 

1754-1774, 468 
Gariick's History of the Trubee Family, 99 
Genealogical Account of the Macraes, 363 
Gibbon Commemoration Proceedings,17y4- 

1891 473 
Gould's Family of Zaccheus Gould of Tops- 
field, Mass., 363 
Haines's Essex Family of Haynes, 474 
Harrard Commencement Days, 467 
Hawes's Edward Hawes and Some of His 

Descendants, 363 
Hawkes's Essex Farms, 470 
Hawkes's Rambles along Saagns Rlrer, 470 
Hawkes's Why the Old Town House was 

BuUt, 470 
Hayden's Dade of Virginia, 99 
Hayden's Fowke, 99 
Hayden's Hooe— Barnes of Virginia and 

Maryland, 99 
Hayden's Major John Garrett, a Forgotten 

Hero of Wyoming, 474 
Heywood's Judge John Speed and FamUy, 

Hill's Dedham Town Records, 471 



IV 



Index of Stibjecta, 



Book Notices- 
Hill's Early Records of Dedham, Mass., 

166»-1073, 97 
Hintory of Florence, Mass., 360 
History of Illinois Society of Colonial 

Wars, 473 
Hitchcock's Hitchcock Genealogy, 90 
Hoadley's Public Records of Connecticut, 

with Journal of Council of Safety, 1776- 

1778, 228 
Hooker, 47i 

Howells's Life in Ohio fh>m 1813-1840, 230 
Inscriptions from the Old Cemetery in 

Groveland, Mass., 362 
Items of Ancestry, 363 
Kelton's Family Items, 231 
Helton's 8prague Family Items, 100 
King'ri Odeil Pedigree, 99 
Lee's Lee of Virginia, 466 
Letter from Rebecca Boylston to Edward 

BoylMton, 468 
Literary Works of Benjamin Tompson,467 
Love's Fast and Thanksgiving Days of 

New England, 229 
Lower Norfolk County, Va., Antiquary, 468 
Ludlam's Sketch of the Ludlam Family, ZM 
McKinstry's Bailey-Bayley A8sociation,232 
Macrae's IJenealogy of theAchnagart Fam- 
ily, founded by Eonachan Dhu, 363 
Magazine of Daughters of the Revolution, 
Maine Historical Magazine, 96 [98 

Maine Historical Society's Collections and 

Proceedings, 231 
Maltbv-Morehouse Family Record, 363 
Mannas Record of the English Manns, 231 
Marsh Genealogy, 363 
Martin's Grasshopper in Lombard Street,93 
Massacre of Wyoming, Acts of Congress 

for the Defence of the Wyoming Valley, 

Penn., 1776-1778, 229 
Mehetabel Chandler Colt, Her Book, 1714, 

232 
Michael Wigglesworth and his Day of 

Doom, 467 
Military and Naval Annals of Danvers, 

Mass., 470 
Montague's Peter Montague and his De- 

scendants, 2:{1 
Morris's Ancestors and Descendants of 

Stephen I^incoln of Oakham, Mass., 231 
Moynuhan's Historic Dduvers, 470 
Muslcett's Suffolk Manorial Families, 229 
Notes upon the Ancestry of Ebenezer 

Greenongh, 'Mi 
Opening of the New Haven Colony His- 
torical Scicicty's Building, 96 
Parker's Gleanings from I'arker Records,09 
Parsous's l'ar««uus Genealogy, 100 
Patterson's Lincoln County Probate Rec* 

ords, 96 
Pennsylvania Register of Society of Sons 

of the Revolution, 472 
Perkiomen Region, Past and Present, 468 
Pickford's Needham Branch of the Tolman 

Family, 100 
Pierson's Descendants of Stephen Plerson, 

363 
Porter's Capt. John Thomas of Braintree, 

Mass., 364 
Prime's Bowdoln Family, with Notices of 

Portage, l..yude, Newgate, Erving, 99 
Prime's I>escent of John Nelson, with 

Notes on Taller and Stooghton Families, 

100 
Prime's Temple Family, 99 
Proceedings of Fltchburg Historical So- 

dety, 471 
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Society 

of Colouia] Wars, 473 
Provost's Notes of the Provost Family, 474 
Publications of the Rhode Island Historical 

Society. 97, 231 
Published Records of Midway Church, 

Georgia, 362 



Book Notices- 
Putnam Leaflets, 474 
Putnam's History of the I*ntnam Family, 

474 
Ranm's Tour Around the World, 363 
Record of the Descendants of Allen Breed, 

363 
Reed's Bath and Environs, Sagadahock 

Co., Me., 96 
Register of the District of Columbia So- 
ciety of the Sons of the Revolution, 472 
Register of the General Society of Colonial 

Wars, 473 
Register of the Massachusetts Society of 

the Sons of the Revolution, 472 
Register of the Iowa Society of the Sons 

of the Revolution, 472 
Register of Pedigrees of the New York 

C^nealoglcal Society, 469 
Register of the Pennsylvania Society of 

Sons of the Revolution, 472 
Report on Canadian Archives, 360 
Report of Lawrence Academy, Qroton, 

Mass., 361 
Report of Massachusetts Commissioners on 

New Hampshire and Vermont Bounda- 
ries, 3411 
Representative Men of Connecticut, 1861- 

1894 2^)0 
Rice'sDictionary of Worcester, Mass., and 

Vicinity, 471 
Ripley's Ancestors of Lieutenant Thomas 

Tracy of Norwich, Conn., 363 
Roe's Historic Records of an Old Family, 

100 
Roe's Rose Neighborhood Sketches, 96 
Savage's Family of John Savage, 100 
Shepard's Ralph Shepard Puritan, 99 
Southern Uintorical Society Papers, 230 
Standlsh's Standlshes of America, 231 
Suffolk Deeds, Liber VII., 226 
Sumner Genealogy Additions and Correc- 
tions, 232 
Supplement No. 2 to the Genealogy of the 

Family of Gamaliel Gerould, 232 
Tributes to the Memory of Robert C. Win- 

throp by Massachusetts Historical So* 

ciety, 465 
Tuttle's Ancestral Chart, 469 
Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the New York 

Genealogical Society, 467 
Van Hoodear's Inscriptions fVom Oldest 

Cemetery in Norwalk, Connecticut, 468 
Varney's Story of Patriots' Day, I^exing- 

ton and Concord, April 19, 1775, 470 
Virginia Magazine of History and Biogra- 
phy, 231 
W alker's Old Hartford Burying Ground, 

472 
Watertown Records, 97 
Webster's One Branch of the Webster 

Family. 474 
Weston Town Records, 471 
West's Pierce Family Record, 90 
Wheelwright's A Frontier Family, 474 
William and Mary College Quarterly, 231 
Williams's Needed Corrections in the Pedi- 
gree of the Cotton Family, 364 
Winthrop's Reminiscences of Foreign 

Travel, 465 
Withers's Chronicles of Border Warfare, 

859 
Year Book of Illinois Society of Sons of 

the Revolution, 472 
Year Book of Iowa Society of Sons of the 

Revolution, 472 
Zieber's Heraldry in America. 230 
British Officers Serving in America, 1754-1774, 

47, 160, 292 
Browning, Query, 457 
Bryent, Walter, Query, 213 

Captain Thomas Hobby's Company, Second 

Connecticut Regiment, Note, 73 
Cary, Note, 342 



Index of Subjects. 



Chftndler, Hon. John, Sketeh of, 141 

Channers, Qneiy, 213 

ChJUiBinK. I'erkHu, Wainwrlgfat, Qaoy, 3H 

Chaw, Quenr, 74; Reply. 468 

Cliiet Jostioe of the United States, 275 

Child* Family, Qaerr, 209 

Church, Qoery, 76 

Clapp, Capt. Kofer, 215 

Clay, Query. 77 

Coloord-CofflD, Query, 213 

Collins Family Uennion, 458 

Contributions to a Trumhall Genealogy, 148, 

122,417 
Contributors and contributions to Volume 
XIJX.— 
Alden, Mrs. Charles L. 

6now GeoealogT, 71, 202, 451 
Arery, Mr*. Elroy M. 

Baptisms in the Second Church at Pem- 
broke, Mass., 174S-1803, 286, 426 
Baker. D&niel W. 

The Grasshopper in Boston, 24 
Banks. Charier £dward. 

Diary of Rev. WilUam Homes of Cliil- 
mark, Martha's Vineyard, 16b»-1746, 
4i:i 
Binsham, Capt. Theodore A. 
Bingham Genealogy, 333 
Brown, William Garrott. 

ArchiTes of Harrard Unirersity, 35 
Byington, Ezra Hoyt. 

Necrology of New-England Historic Gen- 
ealogical Society, 81, 219, 349, 401 
Codman, Arthur Amoiy. 

Belknap. 68 
Cornwall, Edward E., M.D. 

Family of WitliAm Cornwall, 30 
Dean, John Ward. 

Sketch of Hon. John Chandler, 141 
Doggett, Samuel B. 

letter of Rer. James Noyes, 1604, 285 
Fclton, E. C. 

English Ancestors of John Bent of Sud- 
bury, 65 
Ford, Wurthington Channoey. 

British Offlcers Serving in America, 1751- 

1774, 47, 160, 29i 
Letters of Elbridge Gerry, 430 
Gordon, George A. 

Colonel Job Cushing, 143 
Old York County (Me.) Records, 46 
United States Pensioners, Essex Co., 
Ma9S., 316 
Haines, A. M. 

Material Relating to the Essex Family of 
Haynes, 301 
Hill, Edward B. 

Muster Roll of Capt. King's Company, 
Aug. 1, 1775,206 
Hill, Edwin A. 

Savurouk Branch of the Family of Dep. 
Gov. William Jones, 310 
ililK Williams. 

Ro^e (Duniitcr) Hills, 146 
Humphrey, Otis M. 

Desceudanu of Robert Dennis of Ports- 
muurli, R. I., 441 
Jameson, Rev. E. O. [444 

Uirtlt!* in MtHlway, Mass., 1714-1744, £t!0, 
King. Marquis F. 

>liawe, 69 
Kinguian, Bradford. 

lien. Edward Augustus Wild, 405 
Lea, J. Henry. 

Contributions to a Trumbull Genealogy, 
His 3.% 417 
Phillimore, W. P. W. 

More .Notes on the English Garfields, 194, 
3u0, 419 
Porter, Joseph W. [176 

Capt. John Thomas of Braintree, Mai»s., 
Prt:»outt, Bei^smin F. 

Ptirtraits in New Hampshire of Public 
Men and Others, 177 



Contribators and eontribations— 
Raren, Rer. John J. 

Families In Frettsindleld, England, Wish- 
ing to Emigrate to America, 337 
Richard!K)n, lion. William A. 

Chief Justice of the United SUtes, 275 
Harvard Unirersity Presidents, and the 
Election of Messrs. Quincy and El iot,59 
Eyland.4, j. Paul. 

Deeds of the Mather Family of West 
Leigh, Lancashire, 1609-1632, 29 
Slafter, Rev. Edmund F. 

Memoir of Hon. Charles H. Bell , LL.D., 9 
Stebblns, Oliver B. 

Inscriptions at Longmeadow, Mass., 335 
Stone, Elliot. 

Ancestry of Got. William Stone of Mary- 
Und, 314 
Swan, Robert lliaxter. 

Some Dorchester Matters, 151 
Titus, Audon. 

The Town History, 191 
Trask. William Blake. 

Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and 
Others, 183 
Waters. Henry F. 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, 105, 
237, 369, 481 
White, Hon. George. 

Probate Courts of Massachusetts, 60 
Wlllcox, E. S. 

Capt. William Meacham at Bunker HUl, 
203 
WUIson. Her. Edmund B. 

Sketch of Frederick Lothrop Ames, 273 
Cotton Family, Needed Correction in Pedigree, 

180 
Cratfield Parish Documents, 215 
Cushlng, Col. Job. 143 
Cushlng, Ezeklel Dodge, Reply, 77 

Daniel, Query. 341 

Date of George Ruggle's Birth, Reply, 345 

DeedKof York County, Malue, Note, 209 

Dependence Walker, Query, 345 

Dtrrbv, Hobart, Sumner, Query, 340 

Descendants of Benjamin Clarke and Miriam 

KIlby, Note, 208 
Descendants of Robert Dennis of Portsmouth, 

R. I., 441 
Descendants of Robert Herrick, Query, 344 
Diarv of Anna Green Winsluw, Note, 346 
Diary of Rev. William Homes of Chilmark, 

Martha's Vineyard, 1689-1746, 413 
Dickinson, Query, 77 
Draper, Quvry, 341 

Early Boston Bookbinder, Note, 210 

Early Insurance of Animals against Llghtnbig, 

Note, 330 
Elwell, Query, 213 
English Ancestors of John Bent, 65 
Errata, 236, 481, 516 
Everett, Note. 453 
Exact Dates Wanted, Query, 345 

Families in FresslngAeld, England, Wishing 

to Emigrate to America, 337 
Family of William Cornwall, 39 
Family Reunions. 45!i 
Fountain, Query, 74 
Fulford, Jonn, Query, 342 ; Reply, 458 

Gannett, Note, 340 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, 105, 237, 

369, 4ol 
Genealogies— 

Belliuap, 68 

B?nt, 66 

Bingham, 333 

Cary, 401 

Cornwall , 39 

Cotton, 160 

Dennis, 441 



VI 



Index of Subjects. 



Genealogies— 

Garfield, IM, 300, 440 

HaTnes, 304 

Jones, 310 

liatber, 29 

Phfppen, 2iS 

8hawe, 64 

Snow, 71, 202, 461 

Stone, 314 

Thomas, 172 

TrombaU, 148, 322, 417 
Genealogies In Preparation- 
Ashley, 346 

Bangs, 78 

Bemls, 469 

Bond, 346 

Carpenter, 469 

Chase, 216 

Cleveland-Cleareland, 78 

Drake, 459 

Edwards, 346 

Eggleiiton, 216 

Everett, 216 

Hartwell, 216 

Hazard, 346 

Herrlck, 346 

Hills, 216 

Hodges, 469 

Jones, 216 

Kelsey, 469 

Kimball, 216 

Livingston, 78 

Mason, 78 

Minot, 346 

Morgan, 469 

Mnnson, 78 

Preston, 346 

Prince, 469 

Sayres, 216 

Street 78 
GUlman Family, Note, 215 
Grant. Roger, Note, 210 
Grassnonper in Boston, 24 
Green, <5aery, 77 
Greenleaf Family, 210 
Gaild, Qaery, 210 

Harvard University, College Presidents and 
the Election of Messrs. Qulnoy and Eliot, 69 
Hawes, Query, 214 _ ,. 

Haynes, Material Relating to the Essex Family 

of, 304 
Healey, Qaery, 214 
HiUs, Rose (Danster), 146 
Historical Intelligence, 73, 208, 338, 468 
Historical Societies, Proceedings of— 

Maine, 80, 218, 348, 460 

Methuen, 348 

New-England Historic Genealogical, 78, 

216 347 

Old Colony, 79, 217, 460 

Rhode Island, 60, 216, 348, 400 

Utah, 348 

lUostratlons— 

Arms of Barges impaling Phippen, 242 

Arms of Fitzpen auaa Phippen, 246 

Arms of Phippen impaling Pye, 246 
Autograph : 

George Phippen, 246 
Grave of Gen. Edward A. Wild, 416 
Inscriptions : 

Gravestone of Gov. John Haynes of Hart- 
ford. Conn., 309 

Gravestones at Longraeadow, 336 

Monument in Coggeshall Church, Essex, 
Eng., 308 

Tablets in Copford Church, E^siex, Eng.,309 
Portraits : 

Ames, Frederick L., 273 

Bell, Charles Henry, 9 

Chandler, John, 141 

Wild, Edward A., 406 



Tabular Pedigrees : 

Gary, 401 

Fitzpen als. Phippen, 245 

Garfield, 449 

Haynes, 306 

Stone, 314 
Inscriptions In the Burial-Gronnd at Long- 
meadow, Mass., 336 

Jerauld, James, Query, 76 

Jones, Note, 463 

Jones, Query, 343 

Jones, William^&ybrook Branch of the Family 

of, 310 
Joy, Note, 73 

Kent, Query, 76 

King, Muster Roll of Company of Cut* John, 

1775.206 
Knowles, Parentage of Mary and Snzanna, 

Query, 76 

Lamb, Query, 456 

I<armon and Townsend, Query, 456 

Lattimer, Query. 212 

Le Conriois, J. B., Note, 340 

Lee, Ralph, Query, 212 

Letter or Rev. James Noyes, 1694, 285 

Letters — 

Cushing, Job, 143 

Gerry, Elbridge, 430^1 

Noyes, James, 285 

RnsscU of KiUowen, 279 

Thomait, John, 172 

Westbrook, Thomas, 183 

Whitmore, William H., 205 
Letters of Elbridge Gerry, 430 
Letters of Col. Thomas westbrook and Others, 

183 
Llllv, Samuel, Query, 457 
Locke, Query, 341 

Maltby, Query, 74 

Mather family of Lancashire, Some Deeds of, 
29 

Maverick, John, 214, 458 

Mayflower i>escendants. Society of. 846 

Meacham, Captain William at Bunker Hill, 203 

Memoirs- 
Ames, Frederick Lothrop, 9 
Bell. Charies Henry, 141 
Cliandler, John, 273 
Wild, Edward Augustus, 405 

Moore. Query, 467 

More Notes on the English Garfields,194,300,449 

Morse, Note, 453 

Murray, Query, 75 

Muster RoUs, 183-190, 206, 207 

Necrology of the New-England Historic Gen- 
ealogical Society— 
AMrich, Peleg Emory, 360 
Allen, Frederick Deane, 225 
Atherton, Samuel, 353 
Baldwin, Charles Candee, 222 
Bridge, Samuel James, 63 
Burnett^ Joseph, 85 
Butier, Peter, 462 
Chlpman, Richard Manning, 92 
Cobum, Ethan NelMon, 92 
Coffin, William Edward. .354 
Converse, James Wheaton, 88 
Cornell, William Mason, 353 
Curtis, Daniel Bates. .167 
Eastman, Edmund '1 ucker, 368 
Edwards, Tryon, .363 
Foster, Dudley, 363 
Froude, James Anthony, 82 
Gookln, Samuel Henry, 366 
Hill, Hamilton Andrews, 349 
Hincks, Edward Winslow, 87 
Horsford, Eben Norton, 86 
Houghton, William Stevens, 357 
Jones, Charles Coloock, 89 



Index of Subjects. 



vu 



KinS«U, 



I, Henrr Colnuui, 2S4 

KimbaU, Moms, 219 

Means, WUIiam Gordon, S58 

Miner, Alonxo Ames, 464 

NeiU, Edward Duffleld^M 

Patch, Ira Joseph. 354 

Poole, WUUam Frederick, 89 

Prendergast, John Patrick, 362 

Proctor, Thomas Kmerson, 442 

Besmolds, Grindall, 222 

Rnssell, Samnel Hammond, 403 

Salnsbory, WUllam Noel, 3fi2 

8alton»taU. Lererett, 361 

Stickney. Matthew Adams, 224 

Stone, Eben Francis, 220 

Thaeher, Peter, 221 

Thnniton, Ariel Standish, 90 

Weld, Francis Mlnot, 83 

Weston, David Brainard, 84 

Whittemore, Bernard Bemis, 91 

Willson, Edmund Burke, 461 

Winthrop, Robert Charles, 81 
Newton, Qnery. 341 
Notes and Queries, 73, 208, 338, 463 

ObitoaiT Notices, see Necrology and Blogn4>h- 

ieal Sketches. 
OdeU, Query, 213 
Old York County (Me.) Records, 46 

Parke, Query, 466 

Paul, Query, 466 

Perry, Query, 74 

Pixley. Query, 77 

Portraits, see Illustrations. 

Portraits in New Hampsliire of Public Men 

and Others, 177 
Prentiss, Query, 467 
Prixe Essay on the Development of Religious 

Liberty, 345 
Probau Courts in Massachusetts, 09 

Qneries, 73, 210, 340, 466 

Ransom, Catherine, Query. 77 

RaveneL Daniel, Memoir of, 297 

Recent Publications, 102, 233, 306, 476 

RepUes, 77, 214, 346, 468 

Reunions- 
Bams, 468 
ColUns, 468 

Rhodes, Query, 213 

Rice and Wilcox, Query, 467 

Richards, Humphrey of Boston, Query, 465 

Roe, Query, 457 

Sadler and Crittenden, Query, 457 

Seren SuccessiTcOenerations of Uanrard Grad- 
uates, Saltonstall, 465 

Shawe, 64 

Sbepard, Query, 70 

Silsby, Query, 465 

Smith, Henry, Query. 344 

Snow Genealog}-, 71, 202, 461 

Snow, Query, 73 

Society of Mayflower Descendants, Note, 346 

Some Dorchester Matters, 153 

Scale, Sisson, Bills, Manchester, Query, .M3 

Stone, Ancestry of Got. William of Mary. 
land, 314 

Tabular Pe^grees, see Illustrations. 

Taylor and Wright, Query, 211 

The Town History, 191 

Thomas, Capt. John of Braintree, 172 

Thompson, Query, 455 

Town History io Preparation, Manchester, 

Mass., 459 
Tmmbnll, Query, 458 

United States Pensioners, Essex Co., Mass., 316 

Tiekery, George, Query, 466 



Waters's Genealogical Gleaningi in EngUnd, 
106,237,309,481— 
Aldwyn. John (1680,488 
Alrey, Richard (1639), 391 
Andrews, BeiUunln (1067), 488 
AxteU, EUyn (1003), 266 
Bannister, Francis (1625), 398 
BaskenriUe, Catherine (1670), 494 

Simon r 1641), 494 
Batten, Edward (1638), 256 
Beawe, Rose (1679), 392 
Bell, Susan (1672), 482 
Bennett, Elisha (1727). 504 

Richard (1662), 404 
Bevys, Nicholas (1613), 491 
BUckaler, PhUlp (1708), 483 
Bli^, William (1724 , 133 
Boadman, GUes (1004), 490 
Bordman, Andrewe (1617), 497 
Borrodale, John (1067), 487 
Brent, Edward (1625). 510 
Brickenden, Mary (1688), 124 
Browne, Helena (1616), 497 

Mo«^s (1668). 262 
Buckland, Matthew (1569),, 398 

Richard (1568). 393 
BuU, Jonathan (1728), 613 
Barges, Joseph (1672). 506 
Thomas (1023), 240 
(1626), 241 
Barrel], William (1618), 501 
Cabot, Barbara (1777), 502 
Capen, James (1028), 489 
Carey, Walter (1023), 399 
Carter, James (1027), 204 
Caneret, George (1079), 309 
Cary, AUce (lAo), 399 

Christopher (1020), 397 
Richard (1085), 400 
WlUiam(10(S4),4OO 
Carye, Richard (1509), 396 
WUiiam (1572), 396 
(1572), 397 
Catcher, John (1631), 243 

William (16^), 242 
Chaplen, Moses (1069). 394 

WUUam (1577), 268 
Chaplin, Edmond (1641), 2S8 
Thomas, (1065). 259 
C^oppyne, John (1647). 108 
Clarke, Raphe (1010), 390 
Cole, Anne (1000), 511 
John (1672), 512 
Roger (ItA), 129 
Walter (1663). 490 
Conuers, John (1A54), 374 
Cooke, Samuel (1642), 259 
Cooper, Mary (1700), 385 
CoqueU, Mary (16:n), 137 
Cox, Thomas (1711). 375 
Coxe, NichoUs (17t'5),514 
Ooft, Ralph (1650), 371 
Cutt, Richard (1082), 131 
Davenaunte, John (1590), 485 
Deane, Anne (16BM), 382 
RacheU (1027), 383 
WUIiam (1585), 381 
Delawne, Gideon (1068). 238 

(1659). 237 
Dmry, Anthony (1010), 106 
Egerton, Sarah (1624), 381 
FaneuU, Andrew (173s), 515 

Benjamin (17e7),516 
Fisher, Thomas (1013), 378 
Fitxpen ali. Phippen, (George (1661), 244 
Golde, WiUiam (1568), 265 
Gooding, Margaret (1623), 209 
Ciould, John (1002), 260 
(1010). 207 
Judith (1660). 207 
Nathan (1011), 267 
Thomas (1558), 207 
Griffin, David (1679), 496 
Eliza (1689), 496 
Joan (1661), 496 



VIU 



Index of Subjects, 



Waters'! Genealogical Gleanlngt In Englandr- 
Onnlng, Cicely (1631), 258 
Gordon, Anue (lOSl), 112 

Brampton (1660), 108 
(1660), 110 
John (1623), 106 
(1679), 111 
Hackham, Agnes (1606), 133 
Hall, WUllain (1596), 487 
Halsted, Abraham (1661), 131 
Hamor, Raphe (1616). 260 
Hamore, busan (1616), 248 
Harrison, Nicholas (1613), 485 
Hart, Aune (1655). 611 
Hickman, WUllam (1672), 512 
Hill, James (1621), 405 
Roger (1667), 10» 
Hitchlns, Samael (1679), 137 
Hobson, Henry (1036). 39V 
HoUinshed, John (1610). 600 
Hunlock, Denham (1677). 388 
Hunlocke, Christopher (1663), 392 
Francis (1679), 389 
Henry (161*0,301 
Martha (1600), 389 
Irish, Zacharie (1672), 266 
Jackson, Samnel (1646), 263 
(1092), 387 
Johnson, Robert (1625), 376 
Jordaine, Joane (1649), 494 
John (1628), 492 
Jourdaine, John (1620), 492 
Jordain, Klizabeth (1633), 403 

Ignatius (1640), 403 
Jordaine, Elizabeth (1649), 404 

John (1588). 491 
Jnrdan, John (1561), 491 
King, Peter (1658), 609 
Lee, Martha (1725), 263 

Philip (1654), :{76 
Lewis, John (1?27), 504 
Lloyd, James (1684), 503 

William (1675), 503 
Locke, Joan (1641). 126 
Lowe, John (1708), 404 
Madockes, Richard (1606), 482 
Man, Thomas (1625), 486 
Marsh, Grace (1667), 371 
John (1627), 370 
Bfercer, Daniel (1602), 238 
MicheU, William (166:n, 391 
Middleton, Philip (1650), 272 
Robert (lff27), 270 
Thomas (1672), 271 
Mildraay, Amy (1670), 111 
Miles, Elinor (1594), 482 
Naunton. Robert (1635), 508 
Nelson, PnschaJl (1728), 513 
Nethway, Sarah (1041), 257 
Newton. John (1647), 38ft 
Nicholls, Matthias (16:n), 261 
Nicholson, William (1710), 403 
Norcrosse, Nathaniel (1662), 385 
Nowell, Christopher (1657), 372 

John (1638), :i84 
Noyes. Anne (1658). 261 
Osboldston, Edward (I6i0), 387 

(1691), 388 
George (1616), 387 
Overton, Olive (1546), 481 
Owen, Robert (1615), 252 
Palmer, Edward (1624), 134 
Parker, Calthorpe (1618), 107 

Mercy (1636). 107 
Pemberton, Paul (1625), 248 

William (1599), 248 
Pickeringe, Edward (1623), 369 
Pierce, Mark (1656), 500 
Pitt, Mary (1634), 255 
Thomas (16^7), 257 
William (1604), 262 
(1624), 263 
(1631), 254 
(1647), 267 



Waters's Genealogical Gleanings In England- 
Pittes, William (1692), 251 
Playne, Apollo (1602), 1051 
Pordage, Robert (1612), 374 
Ponntes, John (1624), 510 
Priaulx. John (10U8), 238 
Priest, Thomas (1596), '^66 
l*orefay, John (1579). 507 
Rand, Margaret (1625). 382 
Rayment, George (1051), 136 
Revell. Michael (1650), 388 
Rich, Elias (1710), 506 
Roberts, Anne (1672), 246 
John (1606), 230 
Martin (1508), 2:iO 
Robins, John (1627), 373 
Rockwell, Honer (1637), 270 
Scott, George (1648), 501 
John (1710), 483 



Sedley, John (1532), 113 
(1581), KO 



Marty n (1609). 121 
Nicholas (1574), 120 
William (1574), 120 
Severy, Edward (1604), 387 
bheppard, Thomas (1709), 506 

(1716), 506 
Shurt, George (1658), 135 
Slaughter, Elizabeth (1645), 250 
Smith, George (1728), 513 
Henry (1653), 490 
Thomas (1051), 136 
Snelling, Francis (1655), 499 
Thomas (1642), 499 
Sprague, Edward (1614), 264 
Steevens, Henry (1612), 260 
Stevenson, James, (1728), 506 
Stolion, Jane (1647), 247 
Stolyon, Thomas (1680), 247 
Sturman, Richard (1672), 512 
Sybada, Kempo (1659), 135 
Syms, Randal (1599), 485 
Taylor, John (1669), 126 

Thomas (1658), 126 
William (1669), 506 
Thomas. Sarah (1711). 404 
Thomson, George (1690) 271 

Maurice (1676), 271 
Thompson, Rowland (1662), 491 

Samael (1068), 395 
Tindall, Anne (1620), 380 

Umphrey, (1614), 370 
Tomlins, Richard (1637), 373 
TraflTord. Ann (1788), 499 

Elizabeth (1788), 499 
Homphrey (1779), 498 
Thomas (1784), 498 
Traheme, William (1658). 250 
Trethewey, John (1626), 242 
Trethwv, Robert (1624), 240 
Tyoe, William (1649), 272 
TyndaU, John (1539), 377 
(1616), 379 
Thomas (1584),. 378 
Welde, Fxlmond (1608). 496 
Wells, Joan (1584), 266 
Wharton, Richard (1713), 514 
White aU. Wampers, John (1679), 130 
Whithead, WiUiam (1^23), 372 
Whittingham, John (1619), 383 
Willooghby, Wmiam (1661), 122 

(1668), 123 
Woodbury, John (1672), 249 
Woodward, Hezekiah (1675), 373 
Wyld, Daniel (1676), 394 
Wheeler and Baxter, Query, 344 
Wheelock, Query, 211 
Wild, Edward Augustos, 406 
Williams, Qoerv, 212 

Family, Reply, 214 



Index of Subjects. 



IX 



Willf, AdininittratloD* nnd Abrti nrtt 

^^^ also Waters'ii Gleanings. 



ArrowsmTth, Richard (IMS), 90 
Bent. Edith (1001), 07 
John (1568), 07 
Robert (1031), 07 
DaTies, WiUiam (10U). 419 
Gaf^eM, Roger (1031), 'JOO 
Garefield, Thoman (1601), ;!01 
CSarfeede, Edward (lfti!6) .-MX) 
Garfeeld, Henrie (158l*), 300 
Garfeild. Aonila (1666), 201 
Garfield. Robert (1597). 301 
William (15M), :no 
(1506), 300 
(101^),30^ 
Elizabeth (1571). 199 
t^erfeld. Robert (I56ef). 199 
Goldinc. John (li97). 41? 
Gradfvki Thomas (1&57), 199 
Haynes. HezeUah (1693). 3M 
John (1670), 307 
(1092), 30r. 
Kinge. WUIiam (1655;. 4*24 
MjL«tve, James (1615), M 
Mather, (;ei»ffkTv (1599), 30 

(1609), 30 
(1615), 31 
(1617), 31 
(161^), 3:! 
Soroeolde. .lames (16:20), X! 

(1632), ;« 
RMatt^ (16:{2).3:t 
Sonthwood. Barbara (1667). 4£! 
Tlimmball. Jame« (167«0t 4'j:* 
Thmmble, Richard (1666). i'H 
Townsend, Jame* (1609). 42"^ 
Tremble. Johane (1654). 420 
Trombell, Uaria (lOly). 424 

William (1590). 423 
Tramball. Francis (103{*). 4'JO 
Henrv (1661). 4l*1 
Mar\'(1664).4-j3 
.^Samotrl (1659), 4;!1 
(166tf),4'i3 
TmmbeU, Thomas (1702), 4*^3 
Tmmble. Anthony r 1674), 330 
Beatrice (1635).. 327 
Christopher (1661). :c»«» 
Edward (1610), 423 
:1637), .327 



Wills, Administrations and Abstracti 
Tmmble, (>eorge (1661), 329 

(1660), 329 
James (1005). 423 
John (1625), .327 
(1028), 419 
(1037), .328 
(1604), 421 
(1691). 422 
Leonard (1045), .328 
Margaret (1585). 320 
Robert (1614). 423 
Thomas (1672). 330 
(1090). 331 
Tmmboll, Alexander (1666), 424 
Andrew (1^8).. 331 
Elizabeth (1661). 331 
Emanuel (1603). 419 
George (lft»9), 422 
Jo1ian( 1570), 418 
Marie (l«77),.3:i0 
3Iarv(lC61).331 
MatthfW (1698). 423 
Robert (1677), X30 
Tliomas (1557), 417 
(1569). 417 
WillUm (1A35).42U 
(I67i').422 
Tamball. Ralphe (1657). 421 
Turnbull, (ieorgf (1619). 424 
John (1673), 422 
(1690), 4-22 
I*atrick ( 1095 S 4-23 
Richard (1593), 419 
Koberti (1608), 424 
Thomas (1563). .331 
Tumebull. Elizabeth (1581). 331 
Heoghe (1566), 417 
John (16U3),.3:<1 
Kalherino (1658) 421 
Tlioniaii (1681. 423 
WllfWiv (1657). 421 
Watmoagh. Robert (1620). :i£ 
Whitman, .<amael (1750). 174 
Wood, Josiah. Qncr}-. 76 

York Countv (Me.) Deed*. Note, 2011 
Young. Rer. Nathan. Qncrr, 312 






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NEW-ENGLANI) .. 

HISTORICAL AND GEx\EA£6:6iGAL 

REGISTER. 



* * •-• 



JANUAKY, 1895. 



MEMOm OF THE HON. CHARLES H. BELL, LL.D. 

By the Rev. Edmund F. Sulfteb. D.D. 

Chables ELenby Bell waa bom in Chester, New Hampshire, 
on the eighteenth day of November, 1823, and died in Exeter in 
the same State on the eleventh day of November, 1893. The emi- 
grant ancestor of the family, John Bell, who was bom in Ireland 
in 1679, but of Scotch descent, settled in Londonderry, New Hamp- 
fihire, in 1720. He was one of the original grantees of London- 
deny, and an active and foremost citizen in the affairs of the town. 
His son John, of the second generation in this country, held many 
local offices, was a delegate to the first constitutional convention of 
the State, a Representative and a Senator in the legislature for 
several years, an officer of the church to which he belonged, a 
devout Christian, of good judgment and sterling integrity. John, 
of the third generation, the father of the subject of this sketch, was 
a prosperous and successful man of business, first in Derry, New 
Hampshire, and subsequently in Chester in the same State. He 
was early a member of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, 
of the Governor's Council for several years, sheriff of the county, 
and WBB Govemor of the State in 1828. 

Charles Henry Bell in his early youth had the best opportunities 
for education which New England at that time afforded. At the 
age of twelve years he was entered as a student of Pembroke 
Academy. Here he remained two years. In 1837 he became a 
member of Phillips Aoademy, in Exeter, but the next year he re- 
turned to Pembroke where he completed his preparation for college. 

He entered Dartmouth College in 1838, then not fifteen years 
of age. His brother had entered in 1837, which furnished a reason 
for placing the younger brother in college at that early age. The 
health of the elder became delicate, and after the expiration of the 
autumn term of 1838, the two young men were withdrawn, and 
their connection with the CoUege severed for the time being. During 
the next two years Charles Henry remained, for the most part, at 

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10 Oharief Henry Bell. [Jan. 

his home in Chester, ddTatihg enough time to study to keep his 
preparations for colle^,A:esli in mind, while the residue he gave to 
such desultory rea^JSpg and writing as suited his inclinations and 
taste. Some^xdon^hs*, however, of this period, probably in the last 
part of IS^'-^h^ "early part of 1840, he devoted to the study of 
civil engin^l^rihg, under the direction of James Hayward, £sq., 
who^e office was in Joy's Building in Boston. 

.in^'1840 he re-entered Dartmouth College, joining the freshman 

•pJias," then past sixteen years of age. He was a faithful and con- 

\**.seientious student, acquitting himself honorably in all departments, 

' * always ranking among the best third of his class ; but he did not 

aspire to high attainment in exact scholarship, as ambitious young 

men often do. Impelled by an extraordinary love of knowledge, 

he was, during these years, an insatiate reader, and made himself 

familiar with the whole circle of English classics and with the best 

writers on both sides of the Atlantic. 

While an undergraduate he became deeply interested in military 
affairs, both in the science and in the manual of the soldier. The 
students of Dartmouth at that time were required by law to muster 
annually, as a part of the militia of the State. They were, how- 
ever, permitted to form a company by themselves, which was called 
the Dartmouth Phalanx. This company was made up of picked 
men from the whole college, and they were naturally men who had 
a taste, if not for military science, at least for military drill. The 
uniform of the officers was a bkck dress-coat, white vest, and white 
pantaloons. The coat was trimmed with gold lace, the skirt being 
lined with white satin. The hat was a common beaver, bearing a 
cockade. The three officers wore at the side a highly decorated sword. 
The dress of the men was likewise a black dress-coat and white pan- 
taloons, with knapsack, canteen, cartridge box and bayonet sheath, 
of approved pattern and make. While this uniform was sober and 
modest, it was nevertheless dignified and effective, and in all respects 
appropriate to a company of scholars. Under the discipline of a 
daily morning and evening drill, the Phalanx attained an excellence 
unknown outside of a military school. It became the pride of the 
college and the pride of the State. Mr. Bell was appointed captain 
of this company on the 22d of April, 1843, and retired from office on 
the 18th of April, 1844, a short time before his graduation from the 
coUege. His natural taste for military knowledge was cultivated and 
developed by the constant exercise of the company in the manual, and 
by the reading of treatises of a far wider scope than the exigencies 
of the case required. These studies, elementary indeed, became a not 
unimportant branch of his education, and were valuable to him in 
many ways, practically so when in after years, in £xeter, he was 
commander of the Sullivan Guards, and still later, when as Gover- 
nor, he held an official relation to all the military organizations of 
the State. 



1895.] Charles Henry Bell. 11 

On leaving college Mr. Bell immediately began the study of law 
in the office of the Hon. James Bell of Exeter, who was, perhaps, 
the most eminent lawyer at that time at the New Hampshire bar. 
He could not have chosen a better preceptor. Learned, dignified 
and judicious, careful and systematic, his office furnished a school 
of patient investigation, thoroughness and the best practical work. 
After two years the Hon. James Bell removed from Exeter, and 
Mr. Bell completed his studies under the direction of the Hon. 
Samuel Dana Bell, an able lawyer, and subsequently Chief Justice 
of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire. 

He was admitted to the bar in 1847, and began the practice of 
his profession in Chester, the place of his birth, and where his 
mother after the death of his fistther continued to reside. This 
beautiful town had many attractions in itself, and many dear asso- 
ciations, but it offered little encouragement to the aspirations of a 
young lawyer. 

In 1849 Mr. Bell entered into a partnership with Nathaniel Wells 
of Somersworth, who for some years had been conducting an im- 
portant law business in the village of Great Falls in that town. 
Here Mr. Bell practically began his career as a lawyer. Mr. Wells 
WBB distinguished as a counsellor, for his office practice and his able 
and thorou^ preparation of cases for argument, but he rarely 
presented his own cases in court. In this new relation, Mr. Bell 
found an ample field for obtaining fiicility and skill, which only 
come of experience, in presenting to courts and juries questions of 
&ct or of law. This department of his profession he here culti- 
vated with assiduity and success. 

In 1854 Mr. Bell removed to Exeter, where he found a larger 
field and a more satisfactory clientage. It not only ftimished a 
wider scope for legal knowledge and talent, but it was the centre 
of a cultivated and refined society. The seat of Phillips Academy, 
unsurpassed by any other institution of the same class in New 
England, amply equipped with instructors of the best scholarship 
and varied learning, it had long before attracted other residents of 
congenial tastes and scholarly habits. Here Mr. Bell was happy 
to make his home, and here he passed the remaining years of his 
life. 

In 1856 he was appointed solicitor of Rockingham county. 
This office he continued to discharge for the period of ten years, 
and at the same time he conducted an important civil business both 
in his office and in the courts. As a lawyer and an advocate, Mr. 
Bell had a profound distaste for the vulgar hectoring and black- 
guardism in which members of the profession, even of distinction, 
sometimes indulge. He placed himself outside and above this by 
a maimer eminently his own. At all times his conduct to witnesses, 
to the jury, to the court and to the opposing counsel was serious, 
courteous, respectful and dignified. From this bearing and courtesy 



12 Charles Henry Bell. [Jan. 

to all in the court room, no personalities or ill manners could tempt 
him for a moment to depart. This method came not as the result 
of studied art and self-discipline, but as the natural offspring of a 
high sense of propriety and an innate sense of justice. He re- 
garded every trial before the courts, in which he was engaged, 
simply as a legal investigation, whose function was to draw out and 
establish justice between man and man as interpreted by law and 
evidence. He wanted no more, he sought for no less. His method 
was a great power with juries and with courts. He possessed their 
confidence, and this confidence he never misled or betrayed. He 
was justly regarded by his compeers as an able lawyer and a skilfid 
advocate. 

A few sentences from the sketch of Mr. Bell contained in the 
"Bench and Bar," contributed by Judge Jeremiah Smith, LL.D., 
now Story professor in the Harvard Law School, and for some years 
on the bench of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, will convey 
his estimate of him both as an advocate and a lawyer : 

His arguments were generally brief but clear. He did not waste his own 
time or the time of the court. Almost never did he utter a superfluous 
sentence, and seldom an unnecessary word. ^^ Clearness of statement," it 
has been well said, '^ is the great power at the bar." Mr. Bell possessed 
this faculty in a remarkable degree. His oral arguments had the crystal- 
like clearness which was so marked a characteristic of the written opinions 
of his cousin, the late Chief Justice Samuel D. Bell. It is safe to say he 
never sat down without making all his points fully understood. One great 
charm of Mr. Bell's speeches consisted in his admirable command of lan- 
guage. He always used the right word in the right place His 

experience with juries proves that courtesy and fairness are not insuperable 
obstacles to success, and that a man of ability and integrity can obtain 
verdicts without resorting to any small artifices or objectionable methods. 
He did not fawn upon jurors or flatter them. He did not introduce irre- 
levant topics for the sake of exciting sympathy for his client, or prejudice 
against his opponent. But his straightforward method of trying a case was 

more effective than the flank movements which are sometimes adopted 

It was probably the general opinion of Mr. Bell's friends that, though he 
was successful at the bar, yet the more appropriate place for him was the 
bench, where two near kinsmen had serv^ with distinction. He certainly 
possessed marked qualifications for that position ; a competent knowledge of 
law, practical experience, tact, sound sense, a dignified presence and a 

power of controlling men Had he remained in active practice, he 

must ere lon^ have been tendered a judgeship. 

To these statements of Judge Smith, we are tempted to add the 
following brief sentence from a private note of Judge Charles Doe, 
LL.D., the present Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New 
Hampshire : 

A mind more capable of grasping, mastering and presenting legal ques- 
tions, quickly, clearly and thoroughly, I have never known. 



1895.] Charles Henry Bell. 13 

In dealing with legal principles and their practical application, 
Mr. Bell took great pleasure, but the conflict and wrangling of the 
ooortr-room were alien to his nature and foreign to his tastes. After 
twenty-one yearns experience, in 1868, he retired from active prao- 
tioe at the bar, and devoted himself to more congenial pursuits. 
After this period, however, he was often appointed a referee, whose 
duties he personaUy enjoyed, and which he discharged with unusual 
satisfaction to all parties. His findings, we have been informed on 
good authority, were without an exception approved by the courts, 
and, we think, no appeal from his decisions was ever made on points 
of law, or if made was not sustained. 

In 1858, 1859, 1860, 1872 and 1873, Mr. Bell represented 
Exeter in the legislature of the State. He was a State Senator in 
1863 and 1864. He was Spanker of the House in 1860, and 
President of the Senate in 1864. In his first year in the House he 
was made chairman of the judiciary conmiittee, a very unusual honor 
to a young member. In the later years of his membership he was 
the acknowledged leader of the House, and one of the most useftd 
and influential of its members. 

In 1879, by the appointment of the governor, he became a mem- 
ber of the United States Senate, to fill a vacancy until an election 
in the following June. 

He was governor of New Hampshire for a term of two years from 
June, 1881 to June, 1883. In his political aflSnities, Governor 
Bell was a republican from the organization of that party. He was, 
however, never a politician in the modem vulgar sense of the word. 
He sought no political advancement. The office sought him, not 
he the office. He was, however, thoroughly loyal to his principles 
and to his party. When it called him to a public service and 
pledged him its support, and he had accepted its pledges, he occu- 

Eied a new relation. Khe had any personal ambition, it was closely 
ound up with the success of the party. He stated publicly and 
privately, frankly, clearly and fnlly the principles and spirit that 
would animate, shape and control his administration. This frank- 
ness was doubtless a potent cause of his popularity. He adminis- 
tered the trusts conmiitted to him under the dictates of a deliberate 
and well informed judgment. His administration bore the test of 
time and experience. His wisdom was justified by events. The 
citizens trusted him and were never deceived. When he was nomi- 
nated for governor of the State by the republican party of New 
Hampshire, it was by acclamation. There was no dissenting voice. 
His election, subsequently, we are informed, was by the largest 
number of votes ever cast for a governor in the State of New Hamp- 
shire. He discharged the duties of the office with dignity, im- 
partiality and wisdom, and we may add with the approbation and 
satisfaction of all parties within hiis jurisdiction. 

In 1889 Mr. Bell completed his public service in the interest of 

TOUZUZ. 2^ 



14 Ohmri64 Benry Bell. [J 

the State by preaiding over a coiiTention^ called to revise its Con- 
stitution and adapt it to the expanding growth of the State in 
population and wealth. It was an important and influential posi- 
tion to occupy, and he was highly gratified to be honored in being 
called to preside over a politicid body of such distinction and dignity. 
It was a courteous testimony of confidence and respect from his 
fellow citizens, and a pleasant roimding off and completion of his 
political career. 

Mr. Bell took an active personal interest in education in all its 
stages, branches and instrumentalities; in schools, lyceums and 
libraries. While he was governor of the State, he was a trustee, 
eQ&^ffido, of Dartmouth CoUege, and was a constant and punctual 
attendant upon the deliberations of the Board. 

He was an active member, from the start, of the board of laras- 
tees of the seminary, established in Exeter by the munificent legacy 
of William Robinson, a native of Exeter, but at the time of his 
death a citizen of Augusta, Georgia. The endowment was about 
$250,000, and by the provisions of the will, established a school 
for girls only, thus supplementing the interests of education in 
Exeter by furnishing for girls what Dr. John Phillips had done 
for boys in the later years of the preceding century. During the 
period between the signing of the will and its execution, a great 
depression of values had taken place, and it was found that Mr. 
Robinson's family was not as generously provided for as the testator 
had intended. Mr. Bell, and another member of a committee 
appointed by the town, visited Mrs. Robinson in Georgia, and after 
a thorough investigation made an adjustment which was entirely 
satisfactory. A plan for the organization of the school was elabor- 
ated with much care, suitable action was taken by the legislature, 
and in 1867 the school was put into operation. In all this Mr. 
Bell took an active and leading part. On the fourth day of July, 
1868, he laid the comer-stone of the school building of the semi- 
nary, with elaborate Masonic ceremonies, on which occasion he de- 
livered a discourse in which after a rapid glance at the educational 
interests of the town from the beginning down to the present time, 
he closed with a graceful and eloquent peroration on the breadth 
and extent of this noble endowment. Mr. Bell served on the board 
of trustees of the Robinson Seminary for the period of ten years, 
when he resigned. 

In 1879 he was made a trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy, 
which office he continued to hold, and was president of the Boud 
at the time of his death. The high character of this school, the 
large number of its scholars and the distinguished ability required 
in its teachers, and the consequent and imperative importance of 
keeping every part of the institution in a sound and healthy condi- 
tion, made the responsibilities of the trusteed, especially of those 
resident in the town, constant, and often delicate and perplexmg. 



1895.] Chmrles Henry Bell. 15 

Mr. Bell's eimiietitly judicial mind, his calm and even temper, his 
wise forethought, his care to know thoroughly every question that 
required deliberation, made him during all these years a usefiil and 
influential trustee of the Academy. From the meetings of the 
Board, sometimes held in Exeter and sometimes in Boston, he was 
rarely, if ever, absents 

Since his death, Mr. Charles Marseilles of Exeter has presented 
to the Board of Trustees for the Academy Gallery a crayon portrait 
of Governor Bell executed by the distinguished artist, William 
Kurtz of New York. 

Mr. Bell wrote and delivered numerous discourses on education 
in its various relations to human progress, which remain in manu- 
script. Among others a discourse on ^ the comparative advantages 
of the Lyceum at Athens in ancient Greece and the Lyceums of 
Our own country" ; one on **the changes in the methods of instruc- 
tion in the last half century in our New England schools" ; and an- 
other on **the high aims and lofty purposes that ought to animate 
and control the scholar." The treatment of these and kindred sub- 
jects occupied such hours as he could spare from the duties of an 
exacting profession. 

After his retirement from the bar in 1868 Mr. Bell had ample 
leisure for such occupations and pursuits as were most agreeable to 
Ins inclinations and tastes. He did not announce to others, or 
even propose to himself, a literary career. He simply did in the 
field of literature whatever seemed to have obvious claims upon his 
attention. In nearly every undertaking there was some plain personal 
or other adequate reason for its performance by him rather than by any 
one else. He engaged in no work that was trivial or unimportant ; 
neither did he wait for some great subject to present itself, in the 
treatment of which he might anticipate personal distinction and 
fiune. He plainly acted on the excellent maxim, *^a wise man will 
do always and thoroughly the duty that lies nearest to him." 

Mr. Bell's first literary venture was the Life of William M. 
Richardson, LL.D., late Chief Justice of the Superior Court in 
New Hampshire. This little twelvemo volume of 90 pages was 
published in March, 1839, only four months after the author had 
Mmpleted fifteen years of his age. While it contains the marks of 
a youthful hand, it nevertheless contains a clear and systematic 
compendium of the life and career of its distinguished subject. It 
remained for more than half a century a valuable memorial of a man 
of singular merit, of judicial ability and learning, and has not even 
now been superseded, unless by the more compact and mature cour 
tribution by the same antfior, in his *^ Bench and Bar" of New 



On the 10th of June, 1869, Mr. Bell, by invitation, delivered an 
oration in Deny, New Hampshire, at the 150th Anniversary of the 
Settleme&t oi Old Nutfield, comprising the towns of Londondeny, 



16 CharUi Henry Bell. [Jan. 

Derry, Windham, and parts of Manchester, Hudson and Salem. 
The subject of this discourse is the character of the early settlers of 
Londonderry and the influence of the settlement upon the com- 
munity. It is not, therefore, an historical sketch, but an illustration 
of these two themes by a general statement of the history of the 
colonists, the trials and difficulties through which they passed, the 
dangers of a frontier settlement in the depths of a primeval forest, 
the education of their children and the maintenance of their religious 
institutions; their hardy and robust physiques, their intellectual 
strength and vigor, theu- stem, unbending religious principle, the 
great achievements of many of their descendants, their prudence, 
their industry, their sound judgment and self-reliance ; all these 
points are discussed with great fullness, but nevertheless without 
any invidious distinction or eulogy of individuals, with the single 
exception of a few resolute and brave men, who, in the wars of the 
country, covered themselves and their names with glory by their 
noble and heroic conduct. 

Mr. BeU published in 1871 an octavo volume of seventy-three 
pages, entitled **Men and Things of Exeter, New Hampshire.'* 
This historical brochure was replete with interest to the dweller in 
Exeter. It described the early settlement of the town ; recounted 
many striking colonial events ; the stirring occurrences of the revo- 
lution ; the outbreak of the popular feelings at different times and 
their causes ; the visit of the celebrated English evangelist, White- 
field, in 1770, and that of Washington in 1789 ; the religious es- 
tablishments of the town from the beginning, and the character and 
influence of their various ministers down to the present time. 

The same year, on the 18th of March, 1871, Mr. Bell delivered 
a discourse in Boston, on the invitation of the New-England 
Historic Genealogical Society, at the dedication of the Society's 
House. It was published by the Society with the proceedings on 
the occasion. 

The discourse recites compactly and clearly the growth in this 
country of historical sentiment and interest during the last gen- 
eration ; it points to the patronage of the government, its publi- 
cation of certain historical works at the public cost and its sanction 
by the people. It informs us that new workers are constantly coming 
into the field, historical libraries are multiplying, and memorials of 
the past are brought together to illustrate its history. We are re- 
minded of the unexampled riches and extent of the field and the 
prolific sources of historical material. Dangers are pointed out. 
Hasty and superficial work is deprecated. Faithful and conscien- 
tious work is already everywhere recognized and appreciated, and 
a brilliant career in the Aiture is predicted for the able, broad- 
minded and accomplished historian. 

In 1873 Mr. Bell delivered an address before the New Hampshire 
Historical Society, being the semi-centennial anniversary of the 



1895.] Charlei Henry Bell. 17 

{bunding of the Society and the 250th anniversaiy of the settle- 
ment of New Hampshire. In this discourse is sketched an outline 
of New Hampshire's early colonial history, a brief mention of its 
organization as a State, the birth of the Historical Society, its dis- 
tinguished early members and workers, its special labors and 
achievements in the past, and the broad and inviting domain that 
stretches out for its occupation and cultivation in the iuture. 

Mr. Bell published a pamphlet entitled "Exeter in 1776. 
Sketches of an old New Hampshire town as it was a hundred years 
ago. Prepared for the Liadies' Centennial Levee held in Exeter, 
February 22, 1876." The title of this paper explains its purpose. 
The limits of the little village as it was in 1776 are defined ; the old 
houses, public and private, are described ; the methods of business, 
the customs and habits of the people are pictured with the personal 
character of the prominent men, enlivened by numerous illustrative 
incidents and anecdotes. 

The same year an important volume was issued, entitled ^ John 
Wheelwright, his writings, including his fast day sermon, 1637, 
and his Mercurius Americanus, 1645, with a paper upon the 
genuineness of the Indian Deed of 1629, and a Memoir." This 
volume, published by the Prince Society in 1876, is one of the 
series of its valuable historical publications. It is a small quarto of 
253 pages. The memoir by Mr. Bell is the first complete biography 
of the Rev. John Wheelwright ever published. It was carefuUy 
prepared, largely from old manuscript records, after the most 
thorough researches, and is an important contribution to New 
England history. The paper on the Indian deed of 1629 presents 
clearly and fully the arguments for and against the genuineness of 
the document. At the time of the publication of this volume in 
1876, no evidence had been produced proving that Wheelwright was 
not in this country in 1629 ; and if he were here, there was a strong 
probability that the deed was genuine. Subsequently, records were 
found establishing the fact that he was in England at the time of 
the alleged execution of the deed. This rendered it nearly certain 
that the instrument was a fabrication. Mr. Bell made this known 
in a letter published in the New-England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register for July, 1891. A careful examination of Mr. 
Bell's treatment of the subject will show how completely he was 
able to see all sides of a difficult and controverted subject. 

In the month of July, 1876, Mr. Bell, accompanied by his 
(amily, made a voyage to Europe, where he passed a year, returning 
in July, 1877. His travels extended to England, Ireland, Scot- 
land, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, passing 
several weeks in the great cities and central points of interest in 
each of these countries. In this period he not only visited the many 
objects and places of antiquarian and historic interest and fame which 
fell in his way, but he made a survey, more or less satisfactory. 



18 Charle$ Henry Bell. [Jan. 

of the finest existing works of art, in painting, sculpture and 
architecture. 

In the series of Memorial Biographies published by the New- 
England Historic Genealogical Society, Mr. Bell contributed in 
1880 a memoir of Daniel Webster. An outline of Mr. Webster's 
whole life is compressed, in this paper, into twenty pages. It pre- 
sents, of course, only the prominent and striking incidents of his 
extraordinary career. Its brevity is characteristic of the author's 
method, and illustrates his style, at once concise and comprehensive. 
One great event passes so easily and naturally into another that 
this brief summary has the appearance of a complete and finished 
whole. We have seen no better epitome of Mr. Webster's life. 

The same year, Mr. Bell delivered a discourse before the Alumni 
Association of Dartmouth College, in memory of the Hon. Ira 
Perley, LL.D., late Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court 
of New Hampshire. This was one of a series of discourses de- 
livered at the request of the alumni in honor of graduates of that 
institution who were distinguished injudicial stations. The writers 
were limited as to time, and this, as was the brief paper on Mr. 
Webster, is an illustration of succinctness and completeness com- 
bined, and is a finely drawn outline of the character and career of 
that remarkable scholar and jurist, who in ability is ranked by Mr. 
Bell "with our Marshalls, our Parsonses and our Kents." 

In 1881, at the anniversary of the New Hampshire Alpha of the 
Phi Beta Kappa Society at Dartmouth College, Mr. Bell delivered 
an oration which was published by the Society. The subject was, 
•'The Worship of Success." He pointed out that in this country 
the avenues to success are open to all, and that the struggle for it 
is excessive and undiscriminating. The means of attaining it are 
often unworthy and debasing. They cloud the moral vision, warp 
the judgment and obliterate the distinction between right and 
vnrong. There is a noble and an ignoble ambition. The passion for 
wealth, fame and power should be limited, and subordinated to a 
high moral purpose. Honest labor is dignified and noble. ** It is 
not the sphere of one's work, but the work one does in his sphere, 
that determines his rank as a benefactor of the world." The edu- 
cated class can do much to free society from ignorant pretention and 
unworthy ambitions, from the moral obliquity that blindly worships 
unworthy success. 

Mr. Bell published in 1883 an octavo volume of somewhat more 
than a hundred pages, entitled " Phillips Exeter Academy in New 
Hampshire." 

It contains a complete outline of the history of the Academy from 
the beginning, a fiiU memoir of Dr. John Phillips, the founder, the 
design of the Academy as indicated by its charter, some account of 
its distinguished preceptors, and much detail relating to the changes, 
progress and growth of the institution. The volume contains a 



1895.] Oharle9 Henry Bell. 19 

complete and authentie list of the trustees and teachers from 1781 
to 1883. 

In 1885 Mr. Bell wrote a memoir of the late Dr. John Taylor 
Grilman of Portland, Maine, which was privately printed. 

It was intended to put upon record the estimate, both public and 
private, of the character and career of this distinguished physician, 
for the gratification of his family and friends. The story of his life, 
domestic and professional, in tins pamphlet of thirty-six pages, is 
gracefully told. 

Mr. Bell delivered an address in Exeter, June 7, 1888, on the 
two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of the town, 
entitled ^Exeter Quarter-Millennial." The period treated by this 
discourse is divided into five sections, each covering fifty years. 
While it is the principal aim of Uie address to show how Exeter 
discharged its duties as a town, how it met its obligations to the 
State of New Hampshire and to the general government, at the 
same time it gives much information of a local character, such as 
its contributions in men and money and influence in the several 
wars through which the country has passed, and the distinguished 
citizens who took part in these numerous conflicts. It is a purely 
historical document, and was well adapted to the very interesting 
occasion for which it was prepared. 

The same year, 1888, Mr. Bell published **The History of the 
Town of Exeter, New Hampshire." It is an octavo volume of more 
than 550 pages. The subject of the work is treated topically and 
not chronologically. The character and career of the Rev. John 
Wheelwright, Uie founder of the town, the Exeter combination and 
the allotment of lands, are ftdly delineated. The religious societies, 
the Indian and French wars, ihe revolution and other wars, schools 
and academies, Uie press, manufactures, burial places, ornamental 
trees, old houses, prominent families, lawyers and medical men ; 
all these are treated as distinct and separate subjects, a method un- 
usual, but which ofiers nevertheless some important advantages. 
The gathering together of the material of this large volume, the 
organizing and marshalling its scattered fragments into form for 
the reader, was the patient work of many years, and it must remain 
an indestructible monument to Mr. Bell's loyalty and devotion to the 
interests of the town, where he passed so many happy and usefid 
years. 

At the anniversary of the Bunker Hill Monument Association 
on the 17th of June, 1891, Mr. Bell, by invitation of the Associa- 
tion, delivered a discourse on the battle of Bunker Hill, in which 
he points out the particular part performed by the New Hampshire 
troops. The history of the whole battle is outlined with great 
clearness, but the part taken by the New Hampshire regiments is 
described with rare distinctness and fulness, and on evidence which 
admits of no contradiction. New Hampshire had waited too long 



20 Charle$ Henry Bell. [Jan. 

for a writer competent to perform this valuable service. To his 
graphic description of the action, Mr. Bell gives brief memoirs of 
the prominent New Hampshire men who were engaged in this re- 
nowned conflict. 

The last work published by Mr. Bell is the *^ Bench and Bar of 
New Hampshire." It is an octavo volume of 795 pages, and bears 
the imprint of 1894. It contains memoirs of eighty judges of the 
highest courts of the Province and State, and memoirs of seven 
hundred and ninety-one lawyers, who had practised their profession 
in New Hampshire. In addition to these the volume contains the 
names of seven hundred and eleven lawyers now living, who have at 
some period been in practice within the limits of the State. The 
work had just reached its completion, and was nearly through the 
press, when the author was suddenly summoned away by death. 
An index was added by the publisher, and a few other accessories 
by Mrs. Bell. In a literary point of view, in the extent and com- 
pleteness of the work, this is the magnum opus of all the author's 
publications. The collection of the material for even brief sketches 
of eight hundred and seventy-one judges and lawyers could not but 
occupy the vigilant thought and assiduous labor of years. Each of 
the sketches is complete in itself, and is greater or less in extent 
according to the material accessible and the prominence and im- 
portance of the subject. There are certain characteristics or lines 
in the career of men in the same profession which are similar, and 
sometimes seem to be almost identical. The reader of these sketches 
will, we think, be surprised nevertheless to see how widely one 
sketch differs from another. The skill and ingenuity of the author 
have caused the narratives to spring up and take shape from those 
elements which are personal and peculiar, and consequently each 
narrative is different from all others, and has a coloring, freshness 
and individuality of its own. Many of the sketches are illustrated 
and enlivened by anecdotes and incidents characteristic of the men 
and of the times. We think it no exaggeration to say that this 
volume is the richest and most valuable contribution to the history 
of New Hampshire which has been made in the present century. 
In the preface the author says, ^* The preparation of this work has 
been to me a labor of love, and I now offer it in partial satisfaction 
of the debt I owe to a noble profession." 

Subsequently to 1868, after his retirement from the bar, in addi- 
tion to the preparation for the press of the numerous publications to 
which we have referred, Mr. Bell gave mu^^h of his leisure to vari- 
ous historical and atiquarian studies. T^' 3 early colonial history of 
New England, and of New Hampshire in . )articular, always claimed 
an engrossing interest. He made himsc *'n;>iliar with its outlines 
and its important details. He appreciate i u. ^xlue and importance 
of getting at the heart and core of history, and to do this he not 
only studied from original sources the habits, customs, education 



1895.] Charles Henry Bell. 21 

and religion of the people, but the motives and springs of action 
which animated and controlled their rulers. With the governors 
and lesser magistrates, the leading men in all grades of civil and 
military affairs, their power and method of using it, he became in- 
timately acquainted. He carried the same method into the study 
of the American revolution and the history of the United States. 
Coordinate to these studies, or as a supplemennt to them, he made 
collections of autograph letters and engraved portraits, sometimes 
adding an engraved representation of the home of the subject, or a 
brief sketch of his life in print. Each one of them was an object 
lesson in history. Around them clustered by a law of association 
the incidents and events of a whole career, or a whole life. They 
were gathered into groups in order to illustrate some period or great 
event in histoiy. Mr. Bell made a large number of these illustra- 
tive collections. One group included the distinguished characters 
who played an active and important part in the period immediately 
preceding the American revolution ; another included Washington 
and those most closely associated with him ; a third, the distinguished 
men in any way connected with General Burgoyne and his cam- 
paign ; in like manner those who figured in the siege of Boston 
and in the capture of Yorktown. Several other groups were formed 
not less interesting and important. Besides these, Mr. Bell took 
great pleasure, as a pastime and an historical study, in illustrating 
in the same way his History of Exeter, his Life of John Wheel- 
wright, Sparks's Life of Washington, Belknap's History of New 
Hampshire, and several other smaller works. This combination of 
study and amusement not only absorbed agreeably many leisure 
hours, but it served to daguerreotype upon the mind men and events 
in a way never to be effaced. Of those whose autograph letters 
and portraits he deemed worthy of preservation, he obtained from 
all accessible sources a distinct and full knowledge. There was 
scarcely a general or regimental officer in the Revolutionary war, 
of whose value and importance in the service he had not arrived at 
an accurate and distinct opinion. 

In these studies, in which taste and pleasure and intellectual profit 
were so happily combined, Mrs. Bell was always a sympathizing 
co-worker, and did herself much interesting and valuable coordinate 
work. 

Mr. Bell made a collection, to which he gave his attention for 
many years, of books and pamphlets printed in Exeter. He ob- 
tained two hundred and ten titles of these imprints alone, mostly 
published before 1840. This collection he bequeathed to tlie town 
library, in which he had always taken an active interest. At the 
time of his death he was chairman of a committee appointed by the 
town for the erection of a library building. In this building, since 
completed, we learn that a special book-case has been set apart for 

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22 Charles Henry Bell. [Jan. 

the safe-keeping of the Exeter imprintSy and as a memorial of the 
giver. 

He also made a similar and much larger collection, which he pre- 
sented to the New Hampshire Historical Society. It contains 
eleven hundred and five volumes and about one thousand pamph- 
lets. It was made on a definite and systematic plan. It comprises 
three classes : first, publications printed in New Hampshire ; second, 
those by New Hampshire authors but printed elsewhere ; third, such 
other publications as are in some special manner connected with 
the interests or history of New Hampshire. This collection, thus 
brought together, is unique, and its importance and historical value, 
particularly as a bibliography of New Hampshire, can hardly be 
over-estimated. We learn that it is very properly kept in a separate 
apartment of the library, exclusively appropriated to its use, on 
which is inscribed the Bell Alcove. 

For many years he was assiduous in collecting an historical lib- 
rary for his personal use. No description of it can be attempted 
in these pages. It will suffice to say that the collection constitutes 
not only a very complete working historical library, but is likewise 
rich in rare and valuable Americana. 

Mr. Bell gave some attention to numismatics, especially to 
American medals and coins. Of the colonial and United States 
coins and paper money he made a valuable collection. 

Besides his other occupations he was a voluminous contributor 
to the journals of the day on many important and interesting sub- 
jects. Some of these papers might well have been noticed in these 
pages did space allow.* 

For twenty-five years, with the exception of one year abroad, 
Mr. Bell passed his summers at the seashore in his cottage at Little 
Boar's Head. He took a leading interest in the local affairs of the 
place, and was president of its "Village Improvement Society** 
from its organization. His commanding and dignified presence 
will not soon be forgotten by those who resort to that quiet and 
attractive shore. 

In social life Mr. Bell was somewhat reticent, especially in mat- 
ters relating to himself, modest, and even diffident. There was a 
subtle magnetism in some way connected with his personality which 
drew others to him as by an invisible cord. He rarely indulged in 
what is commonly called ** small talk,** but was courteous and 
cordial, a jeady listener and an unusually good conversationist. 
He did not eigiand and adorn his subject with figures of speech, or 
the flowers of rhetoric, but gave the pith and core of the subject in 

• The following are some of them : Remarks before the New Hampshire Historical 8o« 
dety on the preitentation of the Webster papers by the Hon. Peter Hanrey. The Tindica- 
tion of Oen. John Salliyan. Remarks at a meeting of the citizens of Exeter, April 19, 1865, 
oB Abraham LincoUi. A sketch of the life of the late Commodore John Collings Long. 
Biographical notice of the Hon. Samael D. Bell. 



1895.] Charles Henry Bell. 23 

hand in clear, direct and graceful language. He charmed his 
hearers by showing them the richness of pure, simple, unadorned 
truth. In private circles and with his most intimate friends he 
often indulged in a plajriul humor, and occasional flashes of wit, 
but this propensity, dangerous when given a free rein, was always 
under restraint, and rarely appeared in his intercourse with genend 
sodety, or indeed in any of his published writings. 

The attractions of home were dear to him. Within its precincts 
centred his supreme happiness. It was to him all that the poets 
have made it : 

" The abode 
Of loTSb of Joy, of peace and comfort, where, 
Sopporting and supported, poUsh'd friends 
And dear relations mingle into bliss.** 

Dartmouth College conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of 
Laws in 1881* 

Mr. Bell was a member of many Historical Associations. The 
New Hampshire Historical Society was nearest his heart, and to it 
he devoted his best thought and unwearied labor. He became a 
member in 1853, thus giving to it the active service of forty years. 
He was president of the Society nineteen years, from June, 1868, 
till his resignation in 1887. Not only did he enrich it by the large 
gift of selected volumes, to which we have already referred, but he 
attracted gifts to it from many sources by his discreet and wise 
suggestions, and by the confidence in its purpose and administration 
which he everywhere inspired. He was a vice-president of the 
Prince Society, and was a member of its Council twenty-one years. 
He edited one of its publications, and was always an active and in- 
fluential member of its Council. To the New-England Historic 
Grenealogical Society, of which he was a member twenty-three years, 
he contributed from time to time valuable historical papers. He was 
a member of the American Antiquarian Society, also of the Royal 
Historical Society of Great Britain, and a corresponding member 
of the Massachusetts Historical Society and of many others. 

Mr. Bell married, on the 6th of May, 1847, Sa^rah Almira Gil- 
man, daughter of Nicholas Gilman of Exeter. She died August 
22, 1850, leaving two daughters; Helen, the wife of Professor 
Harold North Fowler, Ph.D., of the Western Reserve University, 
Cleveland, Ohio ; andPersis, the wife of HoUis Russell Bailey, Esq., 
of the Boston bar. He married 2d, June 3, 1867, Mary Elizabeth 
Gilman, daughter of Harrison Gray of Boston and widow of Joseph 
Taylor Gilman of Exeter. She survives him, as do likewise three 
step-children, Daniel, Col. Edward Harrison, and Mary Long Gil- 
man, all residing in Exeter. 



24 The Grasshopper in Btmton. [Jan. 



THE GRASSHOPPER IN BOSTON. 

By Daniel W. Baxbk, Esq., of Bobton, Ma.<(8. 

Under the head of book notices in this number of the Registeb 
some reference is made to a banking institution in London, of an- 
cient origin and known by title, even to this day, as "The Sign of 
the Grasshopper," or more briefly, " The Grasshopper." An allusion 
is there made to another and doubtless more familiar figure of a grass- 
hopper in London, the weather-vane of the Royal Exchange Building. 
These two have a common origin in the armorial crest of the Gresh- 
am family. Our own city of Boston has likewise had two grasshop- 
pers of fame. One yet remains, that in use as a weather-vane on 
the cupola of FaneuU Hall. The other was a vane upon the sum- 
mer house of Peter Faneuil's garden. His estate fronted on Tre- 
mont street, opposite to the King's Chapel burial ground, and sloped 
upward nearly to the present Somerset street, much more steeply 
tfan the exiing land Surface would indicate. The eummer hoL^ 
was at the height of the land. It stood, with the vane above its 
roof, till somewhat later than 1830. All who have inquired into the 
matter have agreed that these two vanes were imitations of that on the 
London Exchange. Which of the two was earlier there seems to 
be no means of determining, so that, genealogically speaking, 
whether the London grasshopper is the father or grandfather of that 
we now have is unknown. As to the Faneuil Hall grasshopper 
there is a clear historical record. Peter Faneuil bestowed the hall 
upon the town of Boston in 1742. It was finished in September of 
that year. There is an authentic record that the vane was completed 
May 25, 1742, and the other record being equally authentic, it is 
certain that the vane was put into place during that summer. It is 
made of sheet copper, hollow within and gilded on the outside. Its 
length, including the projecting horns or antenncBy is four feet and 
one inch, and its depth, where the rod or staff on which it turns 
passes through, is nine inches. Five years ago there was occasion 
for repairing and regilding it, and at that time was found within it a 
paper, bearing a quaintly written inscription, giving with other facts 
the date of May 25 as above. Peter Faneuil lived several months 
after the completion of the building, so that it is quite certain that 
the grasshopper was made and put up with his cognizance and ap- 
proval, as well as at his cost. 

Mention has not been made, in the various popular accounts of 
the gift of this hall, of a circumstance of peculiar interest. That 
Faneuil's project might take effect there had to be concurrence and 
consent on the part of the town. The first practical step in the af- 
fair had, therefore, to be the drawing up of a town-meeting warrant, 



1895.] 7%e Grasshopper in Boston. 25 

by the selectmen^ calling the citizens together. The selectmen did 
eOy and dated their documenty propitiously, July 4, 1740.* 

What meaning had the grasshopper, as a emblem, to Peter 
Faneuil? Succeeding generations have known the hall as the Cra^ 
die of Liberty. But Faneuil's act antedates American Inde- 
pendence, and his weather-yane can signify nothing of that. Of 
what, then, is it emblematical ? The purpose of this article is to 
supply some data for a more specific answer to this question than 
appears now to be available in print. 

The father of Peter Faneuil was Benjamin, who, with two brothers, 
Andrew and John, came to this country soon after the time of the 
flight of the Huguenots from France. It is not known whether 
they came in the same ship. Andrew, at any rate, made his abid- 
ing place for some time in Holland, where, in the city of Amsterdam, 
he was married. It is recorded of others of the Huguenots who 
escaped from France by the way of the Low Countries, and who 
came hither, that they passed through London, and it is likely that 
Andrew Faneuil did so. The three brothers were in Boston in 
1691, when they were admitted as freemen in the colony. Ben- 
jamin Faneuil soon removed to the Huguenot settlement of New 
Bochelle, N.Y., and there his son Peter was bom June 20, 1700. 
The father died in 1718, and a few years later Peter is found in 
Boston in mercantile employment with his uncle, Andrew. 

The latter carried on a large export and import trade with West 
Indian and European ports, and at his decease, in 1737, was the 
richest merchant in Boston. Peter succeeded to the business and 
conducted it, apparently, on same scale, reaping in like manner 
large profits. IIis coffers were fiirther swollen in his being made 
his uncle's residuary legatee. This residue was^bequeathed in these 
words: 

^AIl the rest of my estate, both real and personal, whatsoever and 
wheresoever 'tis, in New England, Great Britain, France, Holland or any 
other part of the world." 

A very considerable part of such of this estate as was in Great 
Britain was ^in public ftmds, such as the bank of England." Dur- 
ring his career of forty-six years as a Boston merchant Andrew 
Faneuil visited London at least once, in 1715. It is not known that 
Peter Faneuil was ever in that city. This commerce, spread out over 
almost half the world, must have pivoted on London as its financial 
centre. That city, then seat of empire aa well as mart of exchange 
for all the British Colonies, must have been the subject of daily 
thought and familiar conversation on the part of both the Faneuils. 
To them, doubtless, its commerce eclipsed its politics, and thus in 
their mental vision it may have been beheld as an aggregation of 
the shipping and merchandise of all seas and all lands, the recep- 

•The warrant is printed in fbll in the BBOiaT«a»Tol> 30, p. 968.. 
VOL. XLIX. 3* 



26 The GfrtMshapper in Boston. [Jaa. 

tac'e of the coined money of all realms, with the Royal Exchange 
for its centre, and the golden grasshopper presiding over the ever 
busy scene. 

The Faneuil estate on Tremont street has been mentioned by 
several writers of local history. More particulars are given by 
Miss Eliza S. M. Quincy than by any other. She describes the 
mansion as of brick, painted white. In the rear of it was a paved 
court. Thence above, to the highest level, the hillside was terraced. 
The terraces were supported by massy walls of hewn granite and 
were ascended by flis^hts of stone steps. The summer-house in the 
upper garden commlnded a view inferior only to that of Beacon 
Hill. On the summer house glittered a vane, similar to that on 
Faneuil Hall.* The registry shows that the deed by which the land 
was granted to Andrew Faneuil, in 1710, conveyed abo a stone house. 
As he built the spacious brick mansion it is easy to suppose that the 
surplusage of stone on the premises went to make the terrace walls 
and steps. That he built a summer-house and put on it a grasshop- 
per vane, or that the succeeding owner, Peter Faneuil, did so, every- 
body has omitted to state. That the hillside was made by Andrew 
Faneuil to be a sumptuous garden is declared by Mr. L. M. Sargent, 
who wrote extensively on the Faneuil family, having had access to 
various private records and papers.f He says that Andrew Faneuil 
erected there the first hot-house built in New En^and. He calls 
the estate "Faneuil's seven-acre Eden." Under the circumstances 
there seems to be almost a warrant to infer a summer house. Mr. 
Sargent must have got his ^ seven-acre " dimension in some familiar 
talk with Faneuil's descendants ; for Mr. Bowditch, the "Gleaner^, 
describes in his writings the whole eastern slope of the hill, with the 
characteristic fidelity of a conveyancer, and does not find so much 
as an acre of land for either Andrew or Peter Faneuil. His dimen- 
sions in each case are, 140 feet, front ; 120 feet, rear ; 321 feet, 
south side; 328 feet, north side. He states also that the south 
boundary line began at a point 76 feet distant from Beacon street. | 
Making a little allowance for a probable widening of Beacon street, 
which in the early deeds was caUed ''the lane leading to the Alms- 
house," this starting point seems to be indicated, at present, as the 
point where the great dry-goods store now on the corner ceases to 
have a stone front and takes on a brick front. Granting that Tre- 
mont street has not been widened here, and being guided by the 
party-line between the owners of the stone part and those of the 
orick part of the dry-goods store, one may say that the Faneuil es- 
tate must have included the Suffolk Savings Bank premises of to-day 
and the store premises next north of it, and must have so extendi 
westward that the southwest comer of it projected slightly into what 
is now Somerset street, and the northwest comer into the roadway 

• Memoir of the Life of Eliza S. M. Qaincf, part II., p. 88. 
t Dealings with the Dead, p. 485, et 9eg, 
t Bottop Rec Oopif Fifth Beport, p. 67. 



1895.] The €frasshapper in Bo9Um. 27 

Taimmg fit>m Pemberton square proper into Somerset street. The 
summer house, if centraUy placed, was within the area now occupied 
bj the northerly part of the Congregational Building. 

Mr. Sargent uses the word ^summer-house," and sajs that he 
remembers the building and the rane upon it. The woid was un- 
doubtedlj the family name, the household word, for the structure. 
The more precise statement of a late writer of the best authority is 
that it was a brick tower, three stories high, with a balcony for out- 
look at the topmost story, and he says also that above the roof was 
a grasshopper yane. He adds that the tower was built by Lieut. Got. 
William fliillips, who owned the place from 1791 to about 1834. 
There is rtill room for conjecture that Mr. Phillips found the grass- 
hopper upon an antecedent summer-house, of humbler proportions, 
and that wishing to climb higher and behold the whole horizon (ex- 
cepting what the new State House might cut off) , built the tower and 
restored the grasshopper of that former summer-house. If, as in 
case of the Faneuil Hall insect, "Shem Drovme made itt,'' slight re- 
pairs beyond regilding would have been necessary. In the position 
indicated the out-look of the tower would have been at a height 
corresponding nearly to the sky line of the new Court House as 
seen from Pemberton square. 

As a figure in the Gresham armorial bearings, the grasshopper is 
not strictly an emblem. It is called a canting crest, that is one 
having an allusion, one suggestive, in a remote or fanciful way. 
Experts in En^and have disagreed in discussing this particular 
SS OneSloftheEo;Sl£changegrassL^^^ 

'^This gilded emblem is nothing more than a rebas of the name of the 
founder, Sir Thomas Gresham ; in Grennan Grcut-heim — in its diminutive — 
means grasshopper." 

This allusion might seem direct enough if the definition were good ; 
but in the diminutive form, which is grasheimchen^ it means 
field-cricket, a different insect. Another, having premised that 
"crests of this order have a sort of punning reference to the name,** 
makes his interpretation throu^ the Anglo Saxon words, groM and 
Aom, which, in modem form, are grass and home. Thus, the allu- 
sion is to that which has its home or dwelling-place in the grass ; or, 
conversely, the figure of the dweller suggests the home. 

The Gresham arms, as stated in the connection already referred 
to, were originally granted to Sir Richard Gresham, and were in- 
herited by his son, Sir Thomas. The career of the latter repeated 
in some respects that of his father, but on a much grander scale. 
Sir Thomas was also a Mercer, and, the golden sign on Lombard 
street being witness, a goldsmith and banker. He did great deeds 
in the Low Countries, both commensal and financial. He was 
distinctly a royal agent there, a service nearly equivalent to that of 
ambassador. He served Henry there, as also had his father, and he 
served also Edward, Mary and ^izabeth. He gained great fav(Mr 



28 The Cfrasahopper in Boston. [Jan. 

from three of them, but was somehow ill-treated by Mary. At the 
age of 62 he wrote to Elizabeth, hinting at a recall, and saying ^I 
doo waxe olde." He might have said, though it would have been 
unbefitting in that connection, **Ido wax rich." Prosperity had 
attended him and vast wealth was in his hands. Soon after his 
return to London, in 1564, he built his spacious mansion in Bishops- 
gate street. Two years later, the city having taken a tract by 
eminent domain for the piurpose, he erected at his own cost, and 
gave to the city, the original London Exchange, a building of 
great dignity and renown. It must have been with the sanction, 
and perhaps at the prompting of the city authorities — and the act 
had virtually the sanction of the Queen — but upon the central tower, 
and at each of the four comers of the building, was swung, as a 
weather-vane, the gilded figure of a grasshopper. On the day of 
the formal opening Queen Elizabeth and suite dined with Sir Tho- 
mas at Bishopsgate street, thereafter going to the new building, 
entering it in state, and causing it to be proclaimed by herald and 
trumpet, the Royal Exchange, ** and so to be called ftt>m thence- 
forth, and not otherwise." That building was destroyed in the 
great London fire, but another was placed on its site of greater 
magnitude and height, and at this day a grasshopper vane of gilded 
copper, eleven feet in length, is displayed at the top of its lofty 
tower. 

Sir Thomas Gresham's chief title to fame has been defined by a 
competent London writer, Walter Besant, who says : 

*'WheD QueeD Elizabeth ascended the throne the commerical centre of the 
world was Antwerp: when she died it was London. This transfer had 
been effected by the wisdom and foresight of one man, taking advantage 
of the times and their changes — Sir Thomas Gresham. The religious wars 
of the Netherlands brought immense losses to Antwerp. Gresham desired 
to make these losses London's gains. He built the Royal Exchange. The 
possession of the Exchange was followed immediately by such a develop- 
ment of enterprise as had been unknown before in the history of the city. 
Next he peisuaded the citizens to take up the Queen*s loans themselves, 
So that the interest should remain in the country. Before the reign of 
Elizabeth it was next to impossible for the city to raise a loan of £10,- 
000. Before she died the city was advancing to the Queen loans of £60,- 
000." 

Besides what has already been hinted as to a probable explanation 
of Faneuil's fondness for the grasshopper it may be assumed that he 
knew something of Sir Thomas Gresham and of the beginnings of 
London^s great commerical prosperity, and it may even be that he 
had Gresham's example in mind when he erected and gave to his 
townsmen a great public building in the busy centre of traffic. Li 
any view, it seems safe to say that the golden grasshopper, poised 
aloft in the metropolis of New England, symbolized to him what 
its foregoer in the metropolis of Old England did and does, the com- 
mercial enterprise and opulence of its citizens. 



1895.] DeedB of the Mather Family. 29 



SOME DEEDS OF THE MATHER FAMILY OF WEST 
LEIGH, LANCASHIRE, 1609 to 1632. 

Bj J. Paui. Rtijlkim, Esq., F.S JL., of Birkenhead, England. 

By the kindness of Mr. J. P. Earwaker, M.A., F.S.A., I have 
had an opportunity of examining a bundle of fifteen old documents 
relating to the Mathers of West Leigh, which belong to Mr. W. 
Ecroyd, of Lomeshaye, Nelson, Lancashire ; and I have made the 
following abstracts of them. The seals appended to the deeds are 
of very little interest, being (with the exception of that to the 
bond of 3 February, 1617, which displays the arms of the Lan- 
cashire family of Byrom of Byrom HaJl, differenced by a crescent) 
merely fanciftil figures of birds and quadrupeds. 

The signatures of Geoffirey jVIather, Symond Mather, and Geoffrey 
Mather junior, are in the style of handwriting used by fairly educa- 
ted persons in the seventeenth century; those of Sorocolds, 
Alexander Radcliffe and William Crompton suggest a higher stand- 
ard of education. The tracings of the Mather signatures, which I 
send,* may be of service hereafter for purposes of identification 
when more is known of the early history of the family. 

Symond Mather, of West Leigh, yeoman, whose will is printed 
in die Register under date 1588, was the father of Geoffrey 
Mather the elder and Robert Mather of Newstead, co. Notts., who 
are named in the deeds. Robert returned to West Leigh and died 
in 1617 ; his will is also printed in the Register. 

Geoffrey Mather, the elder, married at Leigh Church, 12 Decem- 
ber, 1591, Anne Parr, and their children, Symond (who was buried 
at Leigh 28 September, 1617), Geoffrey, Ellen, Robert, John and 
James, are all named in the deeds, they were baptized at Leigh 
Church, and the records of these baptisms will be found in ^ The 
Registers of the Parish of Leigh, Lancashire, 1558-1625, edited 
by J. H. Stanning, M.A., Vicar, 1882,** together with the mar- 
riages of Margaret Partington, Jane Liptrott, and Ann Monne or 
Man, the sisters of Geoffrey Mather the elder. The marriage of 
another sister to James Haughton of Arbury in Winwick parish is 
not recorded in the Leigh registers. 

The property owned by Geoffrey Mather passed at last to the 
Sorocold family. One of the Sorocolds is mentioned in Roger 
Lowe's Diary :— ** March 1672-3. 7 friday night died Capt. [John] 
Sorrowcold an old cannibell that hath orethrowne many families but 
he hath now arrived at his one [own] place, abundance of gold and 
silver is found under his handes." (^ Local Gleanings relating to 

• Tbey are prewired bj the New-England Historic Genealogical Sodetj.— Editor. 



BO Deeds of the Mather Family. [Jan. 

Lancashire and Cheshire," Vol. I., pp. 191, 215, Vol. 11., p. 31, 
where some notices of the Sorocolds will be found.) There is an 
interesting remnant of the feudal system in the lease of 7 July, 
1632. 

I have added some genealogical memoranda of Gilbert Mather 
of the Soak in Hampshire, who was bom in Lancashire in 1522, 
which were communicated to ^^ Notes and Queries " ; and an abstract 
of a Wrifc dated 1417, from the Risley Charters, which mentions 
Mathew and Richard Mather of Culcheth in Winwick parish, the 
name being written "le Madour." 

I have not met with any armorial seal of the Mathers bearing the 
arms attributed to them ; but in 1706 Abraham Mather and Richard 
Mather witnessed a deed to which the parties were Richard Clough 
of Kenjon, in the parish of Winwick, Chapman, of the one part, 
and Thomas, Viscount Fauconberg of the other part, and Clough 
used an oval seal bearing the letters A. M. above a heater shaped 
shield displaying a chevron between three pairs of compaesee^ 
which was evidently Abraham Mather's seal. The arms of the 
Carpenters' Company of London, granted 6 Edw. VI., A.D. 1552, 
were Argent^ a chevron engrailed between three pairs of comr 
passes Sablcj and it is probable that this coat is intended to be 
represented on Abraham Mather's seal. 

AbitracU of Deeds relating to Geqffreg Mather of We$i Leighy co. Laneatter^ 

yeoman. 

20 December 41 Eliz. 1598. Counterpart of a Lease (not executed) by 
Geffraye Mather and Richard Arrowsmyth, of Westleigh, oo Lane, yeomen, 
to Roberte Grenehalghe, of Lawtoo [Lowton] co. Lane, yeoman, of 12 acres 
of land in West Leigh, called '* the furthest eyes, the old medowe, the little 
dam, and the ferdell crofte," 6 closes; and liberty during the term for 
Robert Grenehalgh to drive cattle through ^ the meane eyse nowe in the 
holdinge of Gefferay Strange and Thomas Corlus leading towards Lawton 
Common," as also through other ground of the said Geoffrey Mather 
^leading towards Westleigh mylne or leigh." Term 10 years from 25 
Dec' 1598. Consideration £55 fine and 10s. 6d. per annum. There is a 
recital of an Indenture dated 2 Sept 20 Eliz. whereby James Scaresbrecke 
of Down Holland, co. Lane, gent, and Anne his wife, demised the premises 
to Symond Mather deceased [who died 1588] father of the said Geoffrey 
for 60 years if the said Anne Scaresbrecke should so long live. There b 
also a recital of an Indenture dated 10 March 26 Eliz. whereby Symond 
Mather assigned the premises to the said Richard Arrowsmyth, apparently 
as a trustee for Symond. 

28 April 1 609. Bond from Geffrey Mather of West Leigh, yeoman, and 
Bobert Mather of Newsteede, oo. Nottingham, yeoman, to James Sorow- 
colde of Newton in Makerfield, co Lane, in £80, conditioned for the 
performance of covenants in an Indenture of even date. Witnesses to 
Geffrey Mather's signature: Jhon Assheton, Thomas Thelwall, Richard 
Grundy, and Roger Jameson. Witnesses to Robert Mather's signature : 
Rich: Vrmstonu, John Thomasson, Ja: Soroooulde Juq% 1 die Martii 1610. 



1895.] Deeds of the Mmiher Fcmily. 31 

9 April 1615. Demue from Jamet Massye of Hinellej, oo. Lano., geat. 
to (Seoffrej Mather of WeasUej, yeoman, for 400 years, at a peppercorn 
reot, of lands called Gooffirey Mauler's house in West Leigh, being 9 closes 
called *Hhe furmoste eyes, hoagh, newe meadowe, twoe marled earthes, 
Hampsone meadowe, the entrye, the greate dame meadow, and the fardyle 
crofte," 21 acres 3 roods, theretofore demised to James Sorocoulde for 
400 years (2 other doses called Jeppe greasse and erofte by Greenes, 2jr 
acres, theretofore sold to Richard Arrowsmith and his heirs excepted). 
Witnesses : Cfaristofer Stanynoghte, Christofer Strange. 

12 April, 1615. DeedFdtthy which Geoffrey Mather of West Leigh 
assigns to Thomas Parr of P[en]kett, co. Lane jreoman and Gerrard 

Johnson of co. Lane innkeeper, for the maintenance of Anne wifb 

of the said Geoffrey and his children Ellen Mather, Robert Mather, John 
Mather, and James Mather, certain lands which James Massye of Hindley 
had leased to the said GeoiOfrey, called Geoffrey Mather's house in West 
Leigh with fields called ^ the farmost eyes, hoagh, new meadow, the entrye^ 
the great dam meadow, and the fardyle croft, 21 acres 3 roods, theretofore 
let to James Soroooald, two parcels called Jeppe grease and Croft by 
Greenes (2^ acres) theretofore sold to Richard Arrowsmyth and his heirs 
excepted. Witnesses: Henry Byrom, Richard Arrowsmith's mark, Roger 
Banicar's mark, Henry Raynolds. 

30 May 1615. Deed PoUj in latin, by which James Massie of Hindley, 
ce. Lane., Esq. for good caoses and in performance of the confidence reposed 
in him by Geoffrey Mather of Westleigh, yeoman, grants to Simon Mather, 
•on and heir apparent of the said Geoffrey, and his heirs, a messuage in 
West Leigh in the occupation of Greoffrey and all those closes &c thereto- 
fore assured to James Sorocoulde of Pynnington, gent, and Richard Arrowe- 
smith of West Leigh, husbandman. Ralph Southworth and Henry Byrom 
of Westleigh, gents, are appointed the attorneys to deliver seizin to Simon 
Mather. Witnesses: John Pattin(?), William Blackburne, Henry Asheton, 
Ja: Sorocoulde, Ja: Sorocoulde Jun% Robert Whittell. This is a copy at- 
tested by Ja: Sorocoulde and Ja: Sorocoulde Jun'. 

10 January 1 6 15 [-1 6.]. Demise, hy way of mortgage^ by Geoffrey Mather 
of West Leigh, yeoman, and Symon Mather of West Leigh, yeoman, son 
and heir of dbe said Geoffrey, to James Sorocould of Brockhurst in Pynning- 
tott [in the parish of Leigh} oo: Lane, yeoman, of the old meadow, the 
danmi, the KtUe damm meadow, the lower barn heys, the two widdows field 
and the foure acre, in all 18 acres of land in West Leigh, for 400 years; 
consideration £357. Witnesses: Rich. Vrmstonn, Rich. Man, Robt. 
Watmoughe, Henry Moese, Thomas Boydell, Ja: Sorocoulde Jun% George 
Sorocoulde, John Sorocoulde, Gouth' Kirfote. 

10 January 1615-16. IhmUe, hy way of mortgage, by Greoffrey Mather of 
West Leigh yeoman, and Symon Mather of West Leigh yeoman his son 
and heir apparent to James Sorocoulde of Brockhurst in Pynington, co. 
Lane yeoman, of 2 doses in West Leigh called ^ the Healey Eyes and 
the lytle oowe hey ** 6 acres, for 3 years, to secure £30, to be repaid at the 
rate of £10 a year. A provision consolidates with this a demise by way of 
Biortgage of even date. Witnesses : Rkh : Urmstonn, Robert Watmoughe, 
Henry Moese, Thomas Boydell, Ja: Sorocoulde Jun', Rich Alan. 

3 February 1617[-18]. Bond from Geoffrey Mather of West Leigh, 
yeoman, son of Greoffrey Mather, of West Leigh, yeoman, to James Soro- 
ooelde, of Brockhurst in Pennington, yeoman, in £70, for the performance 
bj Geoffi^y Mather the fiither of covenants in an Indenture dated 10 Jan. 



32 Deeds of the MtUher Family. [Jan. 

161 5 [-16]. Witnesses: Robert Watmoughe, Gowther Kirfoote, Thomas 
Corles, Ja : Sorocoulde, Jun'. 

1 May 1618. Demtw, hy way of mortgage, by Geoffrey Mather the 
elder, of Weasley, yeoman, and Geoffrey Mather the younger, his son and 
heir apparent, to James Sorocoulde, of Brockhurst in Pynington, yeoman, 
of Higher Barne Hey in West Leigh, 3 acres, for 400 years ; consideration 
£50 : 5 : 6. Witnesses : Richard Vrmstonn, Nycholas Lythgo, George Soro- 
coulde. 

1 May 1618. Bond from Geoffrey Mather the elder and Geoffrey 
Mather the younger, to James Sorocoulde, in £80, for the performance of 
covenants in an Indenture of even date. Witnesses : Rich : Vrmstonn, 
Nycholas Lythgo, George Sorocoulde. 

20 March 1620[21]. Defeazance of lands in West Leigh, between 
James Sorocolde, of Brockhurst in Pynnington, gent., R&uffe Sorocolde, of 
Newton in Makerfield, co. Lane, gent, and Robert Watmough, of Lawton 
[Lowton] CO. Lane, yeoman, of the one part, and Geoffrey Mather, of 
Westleigh, gent., and Geoffrey Mather his son and heir apparent of the 
other part Reciting an Indenture of bargain and sale of even date to 
Ralph Sorocoulde and Robert Watmough and their heirs [as trustees] by 
the appointment of James Sorocoulde, of 'Hhe oulde medowe, the dam, the 
litle dam medowe, the twoe barne heyes, the twoe widowes fields, the foure 
acre, a parcel of land lying upon the north side of the great oowe hey, and 
one parcel in the west end of the Henley Eyes (one little parcel of land 
and one usual way leading from the dwelling of the said Geoffrey to Strange 
Common excepted). And reciting that the lauds were formerly granted to 
James Sorocold his executors &c by lease for a great number of years, it 
was agreed that if the said Geoffrey Mather or his heirs should pay to 
James Sorocoulde either £24: 1 : 6 for each acre, or a certain specified sum 
for each field (amounting in the whole to £466: 8:2) that as such pay- 
ments were made such parts of the premises should be reconveyed by James 
Sorocoulde, Rauffe Sorocoulde and Robert Watmough to Geoffrey Mather 
&c. Witnesses < Alexander Radclyffe, Rich: Vrmstonn, Richard Grundy, 
W°> Crompton. 

20 March 1620[-21]. 7%e Counterpart, witnessed by Henry Byrom, 
Alexander Radclyffe, Wm. Crompton. 

15 June 1621. Deed of feoffment, between Geoffrey Mather, of West- 
leigh, gent, and Geoffrey Mather his son and heir apparent of the one part, 
and Richard Urmeston, of Pynington, gent, and William Crompton, of 
Bedford [in the parish of Leigh] co. Lane, yeoman, of the other part, of 
lands in West Leigh, to the use of Geoffrey Mather the elder for life, and 
after his death as to one half to the use of Anne his wife for her life, and 
as to the other half and the reversion of the former half to the use of Geof- 
frey Mather the son, his heirs and assigns. Power of Geoffrey the father 
to grant by deed or will an annuity of 40 shillings, charged on the lands, 
for any future wife or wives of his (one Alice Swan of Pynnington only 
excepted) for her or their life or lives. Witnesses: Roger Rauicker*8 
mark, Richard Grundy, Christopher Strang, Richard Man's mark. Mem- 
orandum endorsed that on 16 June 1621 possession was given to Richard 
Urmeston and William Crompton in the presence of the same witnesses. 

4 March 1 624-5. Deed offeoffmeniy between Geoffrey Mather, of West 
Leigh, yeoman, Geoffrey Mather, of West Leigh, yeoman, his son and heir 
apparent, and Ann Mather, wife of Geoffrey the father, of the one part, 
and George Sorocold, of Brockhurst, yeoman, of the other part, of lands in 



1895.] Deeds of the Mather Family . 33 

West Leigh; consideration £112. Alexander Radclyffe and William 
Crompton appointed attomeja to deliver seizin. Witnesses to the signa- 
tures of Geoffrey Mather the father and Greoffrej Mather the son : Alex : 
Baddiffe, Thomas Corles son of James, Robert Tickle, William Tickle, 
Ja: Sorocolde. Witnesses to the signature (mark) of Anne Mather : Henry 
Bjrom. Alex : Radcliffe, Roberto Watmoaghe, Ja : Sorocolde, Wm : Cromp- 
ton, Jo: Sorocolde, Thomas fforbor. Memorandum endorsed that on 30 
April 1625 seizin of the lands was given by Alexander Radcliffe and Wil- 
liam Crompton to Greorge Sorocold in the presence of Henry Byrom, Ja: 
Sorocolde, Robert Watmoughe, Geffrey Mather [the elder] Thomas ffor- 
bor, Jo : Sorocolde. Memorandum endorsed that on 7 July 1632, seizin of 
a close of land, parcel of the within mentioned lands was delivered by 
Alexander Radcliffe and William Crompton to George Sorocold in the 
presence of : Richard Grundy, Robert Watmoughe, Geffrey Mather [the 
elder] Christopher Strange Junior's mark, Jeffrey Mather [the younger]. 

7 July 1632. Counterpart of a Lect$e^ by George Sorocolde, of Ash ton 
in Makerfield, co. Lane yeoman, to Greoffrey Mather, of West Leigh, yeo- 
man, for the lives of Geoffrey Mather the elder, Greoffrey Mather the 
younger, and James Mather another son of Greoffrey the elder, of a mes- 
suage in West Leigh, and the little cow hey, the higher barn hey, land 
situate at the east end of the Henley eyes, land at south east corner of the 
great cow hey, 2 closes called Pingotts, the rood land situate in a meadow 
called Hart's meadow; in all 15 acres 1 rood large measure; rent 22s. 
lOJd. per annum. There is a covenant by Geoffrey Mather during the 
term that he his executors or assigns will ^'beare carry and showe one 
muskett peece w^ the furniture thereunto belonging when & as often as 
the s^ George Sorocoulde his heirs or assigns shall be comanded to showe 
a muskett with the furniture thereof as aforesaid for such landes as the said 
Greffrey Mather the father & Greffrey Mather the sonne have sould unto 
James Sorocould the late father of the said George and unto him the said 
Greorge, hee the said Greorge Sorocold hb heirs & assigiies upon his and 
their costs & chardges fynding & provyding from tyme to tyme the said 
muskett peece & furniture aforesaid during the said terme." Witnesses : 
Henry Byrom, Richard Grundy, Alex: Radcliffe, Roberto Watmoughe, 
Wm. Crompton, Jeffrey Mather Jun'. 

EadracUfrom the Parish Regitten of Leigh^ in the County of Lancaster, 

The Rev. J. H. Stanning, M.A., Vicar of Leigh, has kindly sent for 
publication the following extracts relating to the Mather family, in contin- 
uation of tiie Mather entries in his ^ Registers of the Parish of Leigh, Lan- 
cashire, from February 1558 to March 1625," printed in 1882. 

Afamages* 

1627 May 15. John Mather & Ellen Cowdall. 

1627-8 February 11. John Mather & Katherine Partington. 

1632 November 10. Jeffrey Mather & Ellen Arrosmyth. 

1637 August 1. James Mather & Elizabeth Strange. 

1638-9 January 27. Symond Mather & Margaret Flightwood. 

1639 July 3. John Mather & Margaret Smith. 

1639-40 February 8. Richard Grundie & Ellin Mather. 

Burials, 

1625 April 7. John Mather de Atherton. 

1626 May 13. John Mather de Bedford. 

▼OL. XLIX. 4 



34 Deeds of the Mather Famify. [ Ji 



1626-7 Jan^ 12. iiz[or] William Liptrott de Westleiglk 

1630 April 10 [20?]. John Mather de Astley. 

«' October 10. Jeffrey Mather a][ia]s Collier. 

1631 Jane 24. James Mather de Piuington. 

1638 October 16 [?] James Maim of Tilesley. 

1639 March 29. Jefilerie Mather of WesUey. 
1644 Joly 25. James Mather of Tildsley. 

1665 April 22. Gentkin Mather de Abram. 

1666 May 12. Abram Mather de Raddife parish. 

*^ May 20. A da[ughter] of Henry Mather de I^ington. 
1666-7 March 20. Margery Mather, widdow de Tildsley. 
1668 July 11. Simon Mather de Lowton. 
Sep. 20. John Mather of Westleigh. 
1671-2 March 10. Richard son of Richard Mather of Shakerley. 

Gilbert Mather of Soak^ JIampthtre. 

The following genealogical memoranda were communicated to Nbtee 4r 
Queries (8th S. IV, October 14, 1893) by M' W. D. Macray. They occur 
in the calendar prefixed to a Roman Breviary, printed at Lyons in 1556, 
now in the Bodleian Library, and have been inserted by one Gilbert 
Mather. The writer's own name, Gilbert Mather, occurs in several parts 
of the volume, which, in 1566, was possessed by one Ambrose Bamabye. 

Jan. 13. 1544. I was maryed at Eastone 

Jan. 20. 1561. Gilbertas Mather filius meus natns ftiit 

Feb. 9. 1551. Nata fuit Alicia filia mea apud Chilbolton. 

Feb. 26. 1542. I cam[e] fyrst to Winchester. 

March 19. 1547. Natus fait Thomas Mather filius mens 

March 26. 1548. Sepultus fuit predictus Thomas. 

April 5. 1539. I cam[e] fyrst to Chippen{ham] 

April 15. 1554. Natus fuit Henricus filius meos. 

April 17. [or 19] 1546. Natus fuit Thomas Mather senior filius meoa. 

June 3. 1553. 1 toke possessyone of my howse in the Soke [Hampshirejh 

June 15. 1522. I was borne at Weryngtone in Lancashere 

July 6. 1568. Natns fuit Gilbertus Mather filius meos 

July 10. 1539. I was bounde prentise in Norwfche. 

Sept. 20. 1553. I cam[e] into my howse in the Soke fyrst to dwell 
after I had bowght the same. 

Sept 27. 1549. I cam[e] to Chilboltone [Hampshire] to dwelL 

Oct 3. 1545. I was swome tenante at Chilboltone. 

Nov. 12. 1549. Nata fuit Elisabeth filia mea apud Chilboltone. 

Dec. 15. 1546. I cam[e] into the Soke to dwell there, being tenants to 
Richard Harrold. 

From the RUley (co. Lcmctuter) Ohartert, 

16 August, 5 Henry V. (A.D. 1417) Writ to the Sheriff of Lancashire 
commanding him to attach James son of Ria de Radcliff of Radcliff to answer 
Nicholas de Risley of Risley, wherefore he with Ria de Radclyf of Raddyf , 
Armiger, Oliver de Entwissel of Bury, €rentilman, John de RothweU of 
Radclyf, yoman, John Atkinson of Pilkington, yoman, Thomas Acson of 
Pilkinston, yoman, Wm. le Walker of Radclyf, yoman, Mathew le Mademr 
of CwcheUij husbandman, Ric. le Madour of Cktlcheth, husbandman, and 
Koger de Hertleghes of Culcheth, by force and arms broke the close of the 
said Nicholas at Risley and him took and imprisoned at Radclyf and took 
away four cows and other enormities then did. 



1895.] Z%« Anhive* of Harvard Univerrity. 35 



THE AECmVES OF HABVAKD UNIVEBSITY. 

By William Oabrott Bbowit, of Cambridge, Mam. 

Oh the fifth floor of Gt»re Hall, at the east end, are four iron 
oases that ure rarelj opened even for those permitted to pass the 
fl^ ** Not open to Visitors" on the doors of ^wii^ of the Library 
commonly imown as the ^ stack." Within these cases are shelves 
heavily laden with bound volumes and bundled papers, most of 
which are yellow and time worn. The signs of age are not decep- 
tive, for the Archives of Harvard College include some of the old- 
e8t*-and crabbedest — manuscripts to be found anywhere in America. 
The gradual accumulation of two centuries and a half of collegiate 
history, these records must possess a peculiar intereflt not merely 
£>r antiquaries but for educated Americans and students of Ameri- 
'Oan history in general. 

Practically iJl of the Archives proper, which are not to be con- 
firanded with the much larger collection of matter, chiefly printed, 
relating to the University and faiown as the ^ H. U. Collection^" 
are in manuscripti Yot this reason, as well as from the more or 
less confidential nature of some of the information they contain, 
access to them cannot be freely given. Indeed, it is in his capacity 
of Archivist, and not as Librarian, that the head of the Library cares 
for them. Nevertheless, it is in accordance with the entire policy 
of the University that those who are legitimately interested in the 
records should Imow what they are and what information they con- 
tain. Some account of them may be found in the appendix to the 
first volume of Quincy's History of Harvard University; in Sib- 
ley's Harvard GhraducUes^ and his contributions to the Proceedings 
of the Massachusetts Historical Society ; in various papers by ]^. 
Andrew MoF. Davis, particularly No. 37 of the Bibliographical 
Contributions of the Harvard Library ; and elsewhere. They have 
been intelligently used by these and other students of the early 
histc^ of the College, and Quincy gives copious extracts from the 
more important volumes. But no comprehensive account of them 
has been written, and in fact no shelf list of the collection was ever 
made until 189S, when they were removed firom the ground floor of 
the Library, where they had been left for years in much confusion, 
and arranged in the iron cases which now contain them. 

Here they are roughly classified in three groups, according as 
Aey relate chiefly to the affairs of the Corporation, the Overseers, 
or the immediate government of the University and its various 
d^Murtments. To some of the matter, however, even this rou^ 



36 The Archives of Harvard University. [Jan. 

classification will not apply. In the earlier books of record, in 
fact, entries may be found side by side relating to each or all of 
these bodies ; and there are some papers, of a more or less personal 
character, not clearly relating to either. 

The ** College Books" stand at the head of the Corporation 
papers. They are the manuscript records of the President and 
Fellows from the Charter of 1650 down to the present time, includ- 
ing, in the earlier volumes, various miscellaneous entries concerning 
the other departments of the College system both before and after 
the creation of the Corporation. Quincy believed — and has so 
stated in his History — ^that College Book No. I. was in reality Nos. 
I. and U. together, and when the volume was re-bound in his day 
it was so denominated on the cover. But an index compiled by 
President Wadsworth contains various references to No. 11., none of 
which apply to any volume now in the Archives ; it seems certain, 
therefore, that No. II. has been lost. The pagination of No. I. is 
confused, and its miscellaneous and unsystematic entries show that 
it was used as a memorandum book of college affairs in general rather 
than as a record of any particular governing body. The entries in 
No. lU., which is in part a transcript of No. I., have also this miscel- 
laneous character. The later volumes, however, except one, which 
is devoted to the Hollis benefactions, are in the main regular records 
of Corporation meetings and votes. The eleven volumes covering 
the period from the beginning down to 1847 are in the Archives ; 
the others are still in die Treasurer's office in Boston. Probably 
no other non-political corporate body in America could exhibit 
written records extending over so many years. For this reason, 
and because of the intrinsic importance of the matter itself, it is 
rather surprising that none of these books has been printed. Of 
Nos. I. and II. careful transcripts have been made by Mr. Davis, 
which are being indexed, and there are rough indices of the later 
volumes also. 

Closely supplementing the College Books are three other bound 
series — ^the Treasurers' Books, the Stewards' Account Books, and 
the Harvard College Papers. Of the Treasurers' Books, properly 
so-called, there are but two in the Archives, covering the period 
1669-1713. Both of these were found among John Hancock's 
effects long after his death, one (the oldest) having lain for years 
in his carriage-house ; it was in so ruinous a state when discovered 
that it could not be restored, and much of it is either lost or entirely 
illegible. The Stewards' Books, though much more numerous, do 
not form a perfect series. The first volume begins with 1650, and 
the material they contain for the new school of economic history 
has been pronounced ** priceless " by one who is perhaps the lead- 
ing exponent in America of that department of inquiry. I am 
inclined to think that Mr. Weeden, for example, might have 
enriched his volumes on the economic history of New England by 



1895.] The Archives of Harvard Uhtverfity. 37 

data obtained firom this source ; and anj American who undertakes 
a work similar to Thorold Rogers's study of the history of prices in 
England should find here valuable information and material. 

The Harvard CoUege Papers, bound in two series, the first of 
eleven volumes, folio, the second of thirty volumes, quarto, occupy 
only a little less than one-fourth of all the space in the iron cases, 
and cover the whole period of the CoUege's history. Until two 
years ago quite a number of papers which belong to this series were 
loose and disarranged. Out of these, four supplementary volumes 
have been made, and the loose papers still remaining have been 
arranged in bundles, each bundle being placed beside the bound 
volume which it supplements — a plan that has been adopted with 
unbound documents in the other departments of the Archives also. 
No general description will apply to the ^H. C. Papers." Most 
of them relate to the financial affairs of the corporation ; but many, 
especially in the earlier volumes, are of much wider interest. Of 
those bearing dates earlier than 1805 a calendar with notes, ex- 
planatory and historical, has been made and carefully indexed, so 
that the information they contain can be readily reached. A col- 
lector of autographs would find the series of interest as exhibiting 
the handwritings of various colonial worthies from the Mathers to 
Washington and Hancock. 

Three other series — the Letters to the Treasurer (1829-1868), 
in fourteen volumes, the College Letter Books, being the letter 
books of the various Presidents from 1846 to 1868, in six volumes, 
and the Letters to the President (1846-1867), unbound, in twelve 
large bundles — are placed among the Corporation papers, though 
many, perhaps most, of the letters in the second and third series 
relate to the immediate government. There are also several shelves 
full of misceUaneous volumes and papers relating to corporation 
affairs. The most notable of these, perhaps, are the Donation 
Books, in two volumes, the three volumes of Hollis letters and 
papers, and those pertaining to other early benefactors. Here are 
books made up of papers concerning the Charlestown Ferry, the 
receipts from which were among the first sources of revenue to the 
infant college ; concerning the foundation of early professorships ; 
concerning the lands and other properties of the Corporation in 
colonial times. In fact, here is all the necessary material, taken 
together with the several series of records I have mentioned, for the 
most voluminous history of the President and Fellows of Harvard 
CoUege. Perhaps the abundance of this material is the circum- 
stance that has led Quincy and Peirce in their books to dwell at so 
great length on the business side of the University's career. 

The matter relating to the Overseers is much less voluminous^ 
though the development of the system of reports to that body has 
caused a rapid increase in recent years. As I have mentioned, the 
earliest records of the Overseers are to be found in the first and third of 

TOL. XLEX* 4* 



38 The Archives qfffarvard University. [Jan. 

the College Books. The separate series known as the Reeords of 
the Overseers begins with the year 1707, and the eleven volumes in 
the Archives cover the period 1707-1882. The Reports begin in 
1761, and the bound volumes number thirty-seven. Many of the 
later reports are printed, and they cover a wide range of educa- 
tional topics. The printed Presidents' and Treasurers* Reports 
make a separate series for which at present there is not room enough 
in the iron cases. 

The records and papers of the immediate government of the 
University would probably possess, in the eyes of the public, more 
importance than those of either the Overseers or the Corporation. 
Unfortunately, we have no Faculty Records, properly so-called, 
for the period before 1725, though certain acts of the President 
and Tutors are given in the earlier College Books. There are, 
moreover, three old volumes — Tutor Henry Flynt's Diary (1707- 
1747), President Leverett's Book (1707-1723), and President 
Wadsworth's Book (1724-1736) — which serve as a sort of intro- 
duction to the Records themselves. Of these there are two series. 
One, made up of original books of entry, covers the period 1772— 
1874, and is in thirty-four volumes of various sizes. The other, of 
which sixteen volumes have been placed in the Archives, covers the 
period 1725-1865, most of the volumes, perhaps all, being trans- 
cripts. The Reports of Faculty doings in the colonial period are 
less full than might be desired; but much valuable and curious 
information is contained in the books as they stand. 

Three other series belong to the papers of the inunediate govern- 
ment; the Parietal Records (1828-1887), in twelve volumes; the 
Exhibition and Commencement Parts (1828-94), of which there 
are forty-three volumes and enough papers still unbound to make 
eight or ten more; and the Bowdoin Prize Dissertations (1808— 
1894), of which there are twenty-one volumes and matter enough 
still unbound to make half a dozen more. Nothing in the Archives 
except the earliest College Books surpasses in general interest these 
prize papers. The number of dissertations by men who afterwards 
attained eminence is remarkable. To the first volume John O. 
Palfrey and Jared Sparks were contributors. Later papers are by 
George Bancroft, Emerson, Benjamin R. Curtis the jurist, Charles 
Sumner, George Ticknor Curtis, E. R. Hoar, Richard Henry Dana, 
Edward E. Hale, James C. Carter, Phillips Brooks, and others 
scarcely less well known in later life. The character of the subjects 
discussed by these men in their student days, and the convictions 
then expressed, are sometimes in consonance ^ sometimes in striking 
contrast with the trend of their various careers in manhood. In 
one paper, by a youth who became renowned as an orator, I find 
a passage which, a score of years afterwards, was introduced bodily 
into a famous oration. One essayist, who became an important 
historical writer, discusses with ardor the career of a devotee of 



1895.] Famay of William Contwalt. 39 

natural science ; another historian of still greater celebrity devotes 
himself to a demonstration of the necessity of a reyealed religion 
with such an earnestness as might well have been taken to indicate 
for him a life of preaching ; while a third, whom the whole country 
was destined to acknowledge as a preacher of foremost rank, if not as 
the first of all American divines, studies with interest and intelligent 
sympathy the methods of an ancient historian. The Commence- 
ment and Exhibition Parts are briefer, and as a rule less serious 
productions ; but they, too, might have furnished material for certain 
biographies, and may well be investigated by biograj^iers who are 
yet to write. 

Altogether, the Archives are worth studying by workers in more 
than one field. To New England genealogists and antiquaries 
they have already proved invaluable. It is much to be desir^ that 
some of the more important books and papers should be printed, 
or that at least some index or calendar of their contents should be 
given to the public. 



FAMILY OF WILLIAM CORNWALL. 

Contribated by Edwakd E. CoBmrALX., M.D., BrooklTO, N. T. 

William Cornwall came to Massachiuetts about 1634. He and his 
first wife, Joao , were members, in 1635, of Rev. John Eliot's 

chnrch at Roxbury. In 1636 he went with the *' Great Removal" to 
ConnecUcut, and in 1637 was one of the thirty-seven soldiers from Hartford 
in the expedition against the Pequod Indians. In 1638 he was at Saj- 
brook. In 1639 he was back in Hartford and had a house lot of eight 
acres there, ^ No. 54, west of South St., south from the Lane " (near the 
north end of the present VtSage St,). In the earliest record of his land at 
Hartford, dated Fehmary, 1639, he is spoken of as ''William Com well. 
Sergeant at Arms." He lived in Hartford till 1651 ; was a member of the 
church there, and probably all his children by his second wife, Mary 
, were born there ; but he did not reside all of that period in the 
vfllage, for a document dated 1648 speaks of him as " at present resident in 
Hocanum, in the bounds of Hartford." In 1651 he removed with the first 
settlers to Middletown. His house lot there was ^ neare ye landing place 
by ye springe" (present corner of Afain and WaMngton Streets). His 
lands at Middletown on both sides of the Connecticut River were first re- 
corded February 30, 1657, — total amount 903 acres. He was repre- 
sentative from Middletown in 1654, '57, '64 and '65. In 1664 he was 
constable at Middletown. In 1666 he received a grant of land in East 
Hartford for his services in the Pequod war — (knowledge of this fact has 
been traditionary in the £unily). His town privileges^ right of common, 



40 JPamily of William Cornwall. [Jan. 

etc, in Hartford, he held by the ''courtbe of the town." In 1667 the 
General Court at Hartford '' freed William CornweH's head from the pay- 
ing of rates." July 10, 1668, he joined the recently organized church at 
Middletown. In 1670 he was assessed at Middletown on £160, which was 
one of the largest assessments on the list of fifty-two householders. April 
2, 1674, he made his will, in which he speaks of himself as *' being well 
stricken in years (though, through mercy, in as perfect use of my under- 
standing as ordinarily men are of my years), expecting my change to be 

yery near " He divides his property among his eight children, 

John, William, Samuel, Jacob, Thomas, Sarah, Hester Willcox and Eliza- 
beth Hall, and makes careful provision for his *^ loving wife, Mary Corn- 
wall," both during her widowhood and in the possible event of her marrying 
again and being in need. He requests his '* loving brothers and friends 
Deac Stocking and to Deac Hall" to oversee and execute the will, to 
which he signs his name. He died at Middletown, February 21, 1678. 
Estate £231. 

From what part of England William Cornwall came is not known. 
There are some reasons for supposing it to be Hertfordshire. There are 
also reasons, by no means conclusive, for thinking him a brother of Thomas 
Cornwall who came to Massachusetts about the same time, was with him in 
Hartford in 1639, and afterwards went to Long Island and Rhode Island. 

The name in early documents is variously written Cornwell, Cornwall, 
Cornell, Cornel, Cornil, Cornol, Corniel and Comwayle. 

1. Sergeant William* Cornwall, married 1st, Joan ; married 

2d, 1639, Mary ; lived in Roxbury, Hartford and Middle- 
town. 

2. i. Sgt. JoHN,« b. April 1640; d. Nov. 2, 1707. 

8. ii. William, b. June 24, 1641 ; d. June 15, 1691. 

4. ill. Samuel, b. Sept. 1642 ; d. Dec. 6, 1728. 

6. iv. Jacob, b. Sept. 1646; d. April 18, 1708. 

v. Sarah, b. Oct. 1647 : m. Oct. 16, 1675, Daniel Hubbard. 

6. vi. Thomas, b. Sept. 1648; d. 1702. 

vii. Ester, b. 1650; d. May 2, 1738; m. 1st, 1671 (as 4th wife), John 

Willcox, Jr. ; m. 2d, 1678, John Stow, 
viii. Elizabeth, b. 1651 ; m. Capt. John Hall of Middletown. 

2. Sgt JoHN^ Cornwall {Sgt WilUam}), married June 8, 1665, Martha, 

daughter of Deacon Paul Peck of Hartford. Lived in Middletown. 
Left a will. Estate £317. 

i. Mary,» b. Nov. 20, 1666, 

11. Martha, b. Aug. 30, 1669 ; m. 1692, Richard Hubbard. 

7. lii. John, b. Aug. 13, 1671. 

8. Iv. William, b. Aug. 17, 1673. 

9. V. Paul, b. June 6, 1676. 
vi. Hannah, b. Sept. 5, 1677. 

10. vii. Capt. Joseph, b. Oct. 5, 1679 ; d. Feb. 3, 1742. 
viii. Thankful, b. March 1, 1682. 

ix. Thankful, b. July 26, 1685; d. June 1, 1758; m. Jona. Sleed. 

11. X. Benjamin, b. Dec. 23, 1688; d. May 20, 1754. 

3. William' Cornwall (Sgt. William}), married November 80, 1670, 

Mary* Bull ( WiUiarn^). She died November 25, 1717. Lived in 
Middletown. Left a nuncupative will. Estate £415. 

12. I. William,* b. Sept. 18, 1671 ; d. July 16, 1747. 
11. Jacob, b. July 9, 1678. 



1895.] Family of Wmiam Oomwall. 41 

ill. ExPKRiKNCB, b. April U, 1682; m. Arthur Bevin. 

It. Abigail, bapt. Feb. 9, 1689 ; d. yoong. 

▼. Ebknkzkr, b. 1689 ; prob. d. young. 

Ti. EuKZUB, b. Feb. 1692 ; postb. d. yonng. 

4. Samuel' Cornwall {S^L William*)^ married January 15, 1667, 

Rebecca' BnU {WUUam^). Lived in Middletown. Left a will. 
Estate £600. 

L Mabt,* b. Oct. 28, 1667 ; d. Sept. 28, 1669. 

11. Rkbkoca, b. Dec. 26, 1670. 

18. ill. WnxiAM, b. Jan. 22, 1670; d. Dec. 25, 1704. 

ly. EuzABKTH, bapt. Dec. 4, 1675. 

▼. Mabt, bapt. Dec 6, 1677. 

14. Ti. Samukl, bapt. July 16, 1679; d. 1780. 

15. Til. Ebknkzkb, d. 1751. Mentioned in his father's wilL 

5. Jacob' Cornwall (SgL TFtZ&tam' ), married June 18, 1678, Mary' 

White ( CapL yaihamd* Elder Jokn^ ). Lived in Middletown, and 
inherited hb father's house. Estate £406. 

L Mabt,' b. Not. 2, 1679 ; m. ICay 80, 1718, Francis Whitmore. 
ii. Jacob, b. Aug. 9, 1681 ; d. Aug. 9, 1681. 

16. ill. Jacob, b. Oct. 1, 1682. 

It. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 80, 1684. 

T. Giles, b. Aug. 14, 1686. 

Ti. Daniel, b. Dec. 22, 1688. 

Til. Isaac, b. Sept. 18, 1690; m. July 29, 1714, Mary Burliss of Hartford. 

17. Tiii. Ci^)t. Wait, b. July 21, 1692. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. July 21, 1697; m. Ist, June 8, 1714, Jacob Dowd; m. 
2d, March 24, 1724, Ebenezer Wetmore. 

18. z. Tdcotht, b. Aug. 28, 1700; d. 1782. 

6. Thomas' Cornwall {Sgt. WiJUam^), married, 1672, Sarah Clarke. 

Lived in Middletown. Estate £185. 

i. Thoicas,* b. Dec. 27, 1673. 

ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 27, 1676. 

iii. Daniel, b. Aug. 8, 1677. 

It. Jonathan, b. Dec. 19, 1679; d. 1705? 

T. Abraham, b. Sept. 4, 1682 ; went in Canada Expedition, 1707. 

Ti. Steven, b. July 6, 1685 ; d. 1722, leaving two young cliildren. 

Tii. Datid, b. Sept. 1687; d. Jan. 20, 1725. 

TliL Ann, m. Aug. 9, 1724, John Penfield. 

ix. Sarah, m. 1720, Samuel Bowden. 

X. Silence, m. Nov. 20, 1724, Moses Bowden. 

7. John' Cornwall (SgL Jokn^ Sgt. WilUam^)^ married Ist, September 

15, 1695, Elizabeth Hinsdale. She died May 23, 1699. He mar- 
ried 2d, Mary Hilton. Lived in Middletown. 

1. Elizabeth,* b. Aug. 21, 1696. 

U. Mart, b. Aug. 26, 1700; m. (?) Sept. 24, 1718, David Dowd. 

iii. Miriam, b. Sept 27, 1702. 

iv. John, b. April 7, 1706 ; m. Dec. 27, 1727, Mary Foster. Had Abiiah* 
b. Dec. 21, 1735; ThomoMy b. April 18, 1740; Samuel, b. Sept. 14, 
1742; Hannah, b. March 10, 1745; John, b. April 23, 1746; Sarah; 
Mary, and four who d. young. 

V. Eunice, b. Nov. 80, 1709 ; m. Nov. 10, 1726, Daniel Bobertson. 

vi. Desire, b. March 16, 1711. 

vlL Hannah, b. Nov. 13, 1715. 

a William* Cornwall {SgU John* i^ William^), married December, 
1699, Martha Thompson of Wethersfield. Lived in Middletown 
and, perhaps, elsewhere. 



43i Familff^f Wtlliam OofHwaii. [Jail. 

i. Mabtha,* b. Aug. 18, 1706. 

il. Ann, b. Jan. 86, 1708. 

Ui. Mabt, b. Jane, 1712. 

iv. Sybil, b. Not. 11, 1716 ; d. Aqg. fO, 17S7. 

9. Paul' Cornwall (SgL Johnf SgL WtSiau^Y married September 4, 
1701, Susannah Bowden of New Haren. Lived in MidcUetown and 
New Haven. 

1. Hannah,* b. Ang. 88, 1708. 

U. John, b. Oct. 5, 1704 : d. 1706. 

Ui. Sarah, b. May 5, 1707 ; m. Oct. 18, 1726, Theoplurastas Joaes. 

Iv. John, b. Jan. 26, 1709. 

V. Susannah, b. Jaly 20,1712 : d. yonng. 

vi. Susannah, b. Jan. 20, 1714 ; m. Isaac Mattbews. 

vil. Paul, b. Nov. 16, 1715. 

viii. Benjamin, b. Dec. 26, 1717. 

10. Capt Joseph* Cornwall {S^ John* SgL William^), married Ist, 
April 20, 1710, Abigail Harris. She died May 13, 1723. He mar- 
ried 2d, April 7, 1726, widow Elizabeth Lewis Hall. Lived in 
Middletown. 

1. Joseph,* b. April 7, 1711 ; m. Ist, Abigail Cande and had Jowph,* 
b. Oct. 7, 1788, who m. 1760, Phebe Stow and had Jo9eph,* b. Jan. 
8, 1761, who removed to New York State. 

ii. Abigail, b. Oct. 18, 1712. 

111. Daniel, b. April 11, 1714. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. March 7, 1716. 

V. Lient. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 6, 1718 : d. 1776 ; m. Mary Cornwall. 

11 .Benjamin* Cornwall (^S/f. John,* SgL 7P»2&'am^), married 1st, May 
12, 1712, Hannah Merry. She died December 14, 1782. He mar- 
ried 2d, Mary Ward. She died Febmary 19, 1740, aged 43. He 
married 3d, Hannah Willcox. Lived in Middletown. Estate 
£9,000. 

i. Benjamin,^ b. April, 1718 ; d. Nov. 24, 1724. 

ii. Ashbell, b. May 6, 1715 ; d. Feb. 6, 1729. 

iii. Rachel, b. Sept. 27, 1717. 

iv. Eluah, b. 1720. 

V. Cornelius, b. Jnly 15, 1722 : m. Dec. 18, 1745, Abigail Cornwall. 

19. vi. Benjamin, b. Feb. 16, 1786; d. Aug. 1807. 
vii. Hannah, b. Feb. 16, 1786. 

viii. MiNDWELL, b. Ang. 11, 1788. 

12. William* Cornwall (WiBiam* SgL WUUam^), married 1691, Ester* 
Ward (JbAn,' Andr9v^\. She died July 13, 1734, aged 65. He 
removed to East MLiddietown (back of Wangank Meadow) aboat 
1703. 

20. i. William,* b. Oot. 20, 1692 : d. 1755. 
U. Mart, b. Nov. 21, 1694. 

iii. Ebenbzer, bapt. 1697. 

iv. Andrew, b. Jane 2, 1700 ; m. 1st, 1725, Elizabeth Savage, and had 

Andrtiw,^ b. 1785, who m. 1756, Lydia Abbe and had Andmwt^ b. 

1759. 
V. John, b. April 9, 1708. 
vi. Samuel, b. May 81, 1706. 
vii. Ester, b. Oct. 10, 1708. 
viii. Jacob, b. Jan. 28, 1712. 

18. William' Cornwall (Samuel? SgL W%U%anf)y married Hester 
. Lived in Middletown. Estate £100. 



l^U.] Family of WOXum OommOl. 43 

L Jkboma,* bapl. F<». 4, 1700. 

IL Lois, bftpt. Feb. S, 1701 ; m. MaKh 15, 17SB, Daniel CoUlns. 

1^ Samukl* Cornwall (Sanntdj* »^ WtUkm^)^ married Apr!! Id, 
1711, Phebe^ HmU {Samml,^ Biekard* J6hi^). Lived in Middle- 
to wb. 

L SAiruKL,^ b. Feb. 27, 1714. 

iL Phxbk, b. Oct. 5, 1717. 

lii. Gborok, b. Oct. 1719. 

It. Elisha, bftpt. Oct. 18, 1721 ; m. Feb. 28, 1740, Ann Jolinson. 

T. Hakt, b. Sept. 1721. 

Ti. EsTKR, b. Aag. 28, 1726. 

TlL Ebknkzkb, b. Oct. 20, 1729. 

15. Ebenezbb* Cornwall (Samud* SgL WilUam% married April 26, 
1715, Abigail Clark of New Haren. Lived ia Middletown. 

t. ESTEK,* b. Feb. 20, 1718 ; d. yoong. 

iL EBKNKaacB, b. Dec 27, 1718; d. Feb. 8, 1727. 

1^ Jacob* Cornwall {Jacob,* SgL WiOiam^), married March 20, 1711, 
Edith Wbitmore. Lived in Middietown. 

L Jacob,« b. Aag. 25, 1712 ; d. at sea Oct. 20, 1726. 

ii. Daioel, b. Jnne 24, 1714 ; m. 1744, Carrys of Dnrbam. 

iiL Maroakbt, b. April 12, 1716 ; d. yoang. 

fv. ExtfTH, b. Oct. 1717. 

T. Hannah, b. Jnly 6, 1719. 

vi. Isaac, b. Sept. 1722 ; kiUed by lightning, 1734. 

viL Ruth, b. Feb. 1, 1726. 

viiL Mart, b. Sq;>t. 18, 1726. 

ix. Nathaniel, b. Jnly 12, 1729; killed by lightning, 1734. 

X. FRANCia, b. Not. 1731. 

xL James, b. Ang. 18, 1785. 

17. Capt Wait* Cornwall (Jacob,* SgL WiOiam^), married April 24, 
1717, Mary Todd. Lived in Middletown. 

L MaxiE,^ b. Jnly 9, 1717. 

iL Mart, b. Jnly 17. 1719. 

iU. Mebct, b. Jnly 17, 1719. 

iv. TofOTHT, b. Jan. 21, 1722; m. Dee. 8, 1747, Martha Brown. Had 
Rev. WaU,^ b. 1750, who grad. Tale CoL 1782, and d. in Ohio 1816. 

V. Abigail, b. Jnly 2, 1725. 

vi. Susan, b. ICay 8, 1729. 

vii. Mabel, b. Nov. 29, 1780. 

ViiL Sarah, b. Ang. 23, 1738. 

la Timothy* Cornwall {Jaech* SgL WWican^), married Ist, 1726, 
Rebecca' Welles (Cbpt. James^) ; married 2d, March 20, 1728, 
Susannah Hamlin. Lived in Middletown. 

L Timothy,* b. Oct. 80, 1727 ; d. yonng. 
11. Rebecca, b. March 18, 1780. 
m. Timotht, b. Dec. 26, 1781. 

19. Benjamin^ Cornwall (Benjamin^* Sgi. John,* Sgi, WiUiam^) married 
1758, Hannah Williams. Lived in Middletown and Farmiiigton. 

i. Benjamin,* b. Nov. 12, 1759; d. 1885; m. Ester Carrington. 

ii. Caleb, b. Jnly 80, 1762 ; d. 1809 ; m. Hannah Johnson, 

iii. Oltve, b. Feb. 28, 1764 ; d. 1849 ; m. Josiah Barnes, 

iv. MiNDWELb, b. April 22, 1768 ; d. 1848 ; m. Daniel Olvord. 

T. Nancy, b. April 12, 1772 ; d. 1848 ; m. Isaac Richards. 



44 Family of William Oomtoall. [Jan. 

vi. Titus, b. Sept. 29, 1774; d. 1818; m. Rebecca Porter. 

21. Til. Calyik, b. Aug. 26, 1778; d. Sept. 8, 1862. 

20. William* Cornwall {WiUiamf WtUiam* i^ WtOiam^), married 

April 2, 1725, Ester, daughter of Lieut. Nathaniel' Savage {John^) 
and Ester* Ranny {I%omcu^). Lived in East Middletown. 

i. John,* b. Dec. 18, 1725. Removed to Granville, Mass. 

22. 11. William, b. May 4, 1727; d. May, 1750. 
ill. EsTKR, b. Aug 6, 1729. 

iv. Bazebl, b. April 2, 1780. 

V. Nathaniel, b. April 2, 1780 ; d. 1750. Served in first French war. 

vi. Samuel, bapt. Feb. 4, 1738. 

21 . Calvin* Cornwall (jBwy omtn,* Benjamin^* S^. Johrij* S^ WiUiam^) ' 

married Anna Beckwith. Lived in Burlington, Conn. 

I. AiMntON,* b. April 10, 1812; m. Martha Lewis. Lives in Jollet, 

111. Had Horace,"^ b. July 6, 1840, d. young; Anna, b. Oct. 20, 
1848 ; Isabella, b. Dec. 28, 1858. 

II. Horace, b. May 9, 1818; m. Jan. 1, 1847, Lucy Ann Deming. She 

d. July 12, 1888. Lives in Hartford. Lawyer. Representative 
in Connecticut Legislature. U. S. District Attorney. Had Hor- 
ace 2>.,7 b. Nov. 25, 1847, d. March, 1848 ; William 2>. and KaU 2>., 
b. Sept. 5, 1850; Horace 2>., b. June 28, 1858, d. June 9, 1867. 

22. William* Cornwall (flTt/Ztam,* William* WiUiam,^ Sgt. WilUam^), 

married June 27, 1749, Sarah* Shepherd (Johuy* Edwardf SgL 
John,^ Edward}). Lived in East Middletown. 

28. 1. Nathaniel,* b. April 2, 1750; d. 1828. 

28. Nathaniel* Cornwall ( WiUiam,* WiUtam,^ Wmam* William* SgU 
WiUtam^), m&rried Ist, November 5, 1772, Jerusha, daughter of Asa* 
Foote (Nathaniel* Nathaniel^* Nathaniel* NathanieP ) and Jerusha^ 
Carter (Ezra* Thomas * Bev. Thomas^); married 2d, 1798, Anna 
Deming. Lived in Chatham, now Portland, Conn. Established 
just before the Revolutionary war a mill for dying and dressing 
cloth and carding wool. Justice of the Peace. Parish clerk thirty- 
four years. 

1. AsA,^ b. Sept. 17, 1778 ; d. June 8, 1776. 

ii. Jerusha, b. July 1, 1776; m. 1st, Wm. Lord; m. 2d, Cheevers 

Brainerd. 

ill. Anna, b. March 18, 1778. 

iv. Sarah, b. Feb. 18, 1780 ; m. Ebenezer Hale of Glastonbury. 

24. V. Rev. Asa, b. April 8, 1782 ; d. 1882. 
vl. Ezra, b. Oct. 20, 1787. 

25. vii. Major David, b. June 15, 1790; d. 1874. 
viil. Amella, b. Dec. 24, 1799. 

iz. George, b. April 10, 1800 ; d. 1824, leaving an infant daughter. 
X. Sophia, b. Biarch 24, 1801. 

24. Rev. AsA^ Cornwall (Nathaniel* WilUam* William,* WilUam* 
William* Sgt, WilUam^), married December 4, 1805, Anna, daugh- 
ter of Solmon^ Ellsworth (John,* John* Josiah^) and Mary Mosdy. 
Her grandmother, Anna (Edwards) Ellsworth, was daughter of 
Rev. Timothy Edwards. Episcopal clergyman in Granby and 
Cheshire, Conn. Vice principal of Cheshire Academy. 

i. Anna Edwards,* b. Nov. 4, 1806 ; d. Nov. 2, 1808. 
ii. Anna Edwards, b. Oct. 10, 1810; m. Solomon E. Alden. Had 
Slsie Ann,* b. Dec. 21, 1850. 



1895.] Family of WiUiam OamtoalL 45 

26. iU. Ber. Nathanikl Eixsworth, b. Feb. 6, 1812 ; d. 1881. 
It. Jerusha Foots, b. Oct. 13, 1813; d. May 15, 1898. 

y. Frederick Wiluam, b. May 19, 1816 ; d. young. 

Ti. Mary Moselt, b. March 8, 1818. 

Til. Frederick William, b. Sept. 22, 1822; d. 1864; m. 1844, Elizabeth 
Prescott. Grad. Trinity Coll., Hartford. 1842. Had Charles F.,* 
b. Nov. 1, 1848, who m. 1878, Elizabeth Kearny, and had Elizabeth 
FooU,^^ b. 1879. 

25. Major David^ Cornwall (Ndihantei* WiUican* Winiam* WiJUam* 

WiUiam* Sgt. William*)^ married January 3, 1815, Maria O., daugh- 
ter of Capt Oliver' Attwood ( CapL EUjah}) and Dorothy* Chapman 
( CoL Jabez,^ Jahez^ CapL John* Capt. Robert^). Lived in Port- 
land, Conn. Mill owner and farmer. Major in militia. Probate 
judge. Parish clerk forty-three years. 

27. 1. Dr. Nathaniel Oliver,* b. May 31, 1816. 
11. Maria Attwood, b. Feb. 7, 1818. 

lii. JuuA Ann, b. May 9, 1819; m. David S. Stocking. 

iv. Elizabbth Foots, b. Feb. 1, 1821. 

V. William Ezra, b. April 11, 1824; m. Caroline Porter of Boston, 

and had Caroline, WiUiam E. and Frank. 
vi. Richard Lord, b. June 24, 1828. 

26. Rev. Nathaniel Ellsworth' Cornwall, D:D. {Rev. Asa^ 

Nathaniel* WiUiam,^ WiUiam* WiUiam* WiUiam* S^. WiUiam^), 
married November 12, 1834, Susan P., daughter of Daniel* Bedinger 
{Henry* Adam^) and Sarah, daughter of Col. Robert' Rutherford 
{Hugh^) and Mary, widow of Lord Howe, who was killed at Ticon- 
deroga 1758. Graduate Trinity College, Hartford, 1831. Graduate 
General Theological Seminary, New York city, 1834. Episcopal 
clergyman in Fairfield, Conn., nineteen years, and in New York 
City. Published articles on religious and musical subjects. D.D. 
from Trinity College. 

i. Anna Bedinger,* b. Dec. 28, 1835. 

ii. Sarah Jercsha, b. Oct. 2, 1837. Published volume of poems. 

ill. Edwin Rutherford, b. Ang. 15, 1839; m. Elizabeth Corlear. 

Dentist in Liverpool, England, 
iv. Bev. Nathaniel Ellsworth, Jr., b. Aug. 5, 1842; m. 1882, widow 

Eliza (Meeker) Cady. Grad. Columbia College, 1862. Episcopal 

clergvman In Cleveland, Ohio. 
V. Prof. Henrt Bedinger, b. July 29, 1844; m. July 8, 1875, Mary 

Hall Porter. Grad. Columbia Coll., 1864. Grad. Royal School of 

Mines, Freiburg, Germany, 1869. Prof, of chemistry at Princeton 

College, N. J. since 1873. Had Henry Ellsworth.^^ b. 1876, d. 

yonng; Marian, b. 1880; Donald JSutherford, b. 1882, d. young; 

Ellsworth Bedinger, b. Oct. 21, 1881. 

27. Dr. Nathaniel Oliver* Cornwall {Afqfor David^ Nathanielj* 
WiUiam,^ WiUiam* WiUiam,* WiUiam* Sgt. WiUiam'), married 1860, 
Mary A., daughter of Brackett M.^ West {Rev, Joel,* CapL Samuel,* 
Nathan,* Samuel,* Samuel,* Francis^) and Mary A.' Stocking {Syl- 
vestevy^ Eben* Steven* Steven^* George* Deacon Samuelj* George' ). 
Graduate Trinity College, Hartford, 1839. Graduate College of 
Phys. and Surg., New York City, 1846. Dentbt twenty-two years 
in Brazil and Buenos Aires. 

I. JuLLi A.,* b. 1861 ; d. young. 

ii. Eloisk M., b. June 9, 1862. 

ill. Dr. Edward E., b. July 2, 1866. Grad. Wes. Univ., Mlddletown, 

Ct., 1887. Grad. CoU. Phys. and Surg., New York City, 1890. 

Physician in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
tol. xlijl 5 



46 Old Tork County Btcordt. [Jan. 



OLD YORK COUNTY (ME.) EECORDS. 

Copied by Gbo. A. Gordon, A JC., of SomerrOle, Mbm. 

Provynce of Majne 

Bj Vertne of An Act made by his Excellency y* Grorerno' and Coondll 
Marriages recorded in y* %^ Provynce 

By Samnell Wheelwrigh Esq' one of his Maj*^ Gasdces of the 
Peace were married 

Gilbert Endicott and Hannah Goage were married Aprill 28th 1 686 
Richard Blanchett and Elizabeth Hussey were married 12th July 1686 
Samuel Littlefield and Mary Coale were married 4th December 1686 

By Mr Jn^ Emerson minist' 

Jno Leigaton of Kittery were married to Hono* Langly of Portsm* ISth 
June 1686 

John Nason of Barwick were married to Bridgett Weymouth of the same 
Towne October 7*^ 1687 

William Sanders and Sarah Wittum were married in December 1687 

By M® Burroughs minist' 

Michaell Webber and Deborah Bedford married August 14^ 1686 
Jeremiah Jordan and Deborah Bickford married March 10^ 1686-7 
John Osbom and Lidia Rogers married Not^ 1687 
Daniel Libby db Mary Ashton married 23 ffeb' 1687 

By Sylvanus Davis Esq® Justice of the peace married 

Benjamin Leatherby of North Yarmouth and Deborah Ingersall of 
f&lmouth married y® 1*^ December 1686 

Moses Downing and Sarah Samson of Scarborough were married 
December y« 28 1686 

By John Wincoll Esq Justice of y® Peace 

James Groodin married to Sarah Tomson y® 9^ of December 1686 
Zachary Emery married to Elizabeth Goodin 9^ December 1686 
John ffbsse married to Sarah Goffe y® 25th January 1686 

By M' Benjamin Woodbridge minister were married as foUoweth 

Richard Arther to Mary West both of Portsm^^ married July 16 1688 

John Thurston and Hannah Carey both of Kittery were married 15 
August 1688 

Nathaniel Keene and Sarah Greene both of Kittery married 2^ Novem- 
ber 1688 

Benjamin Berry and Elizabeth Withero both of Kittery married 27^ 
November 1688 

Samuel Willis Esq' of Hartford db Mrs Mary Love of Barwick married 
28*^ December 1688 

By M' Martin Minister 

Anthony Cowes and Darkes Wooden were married the 5^ September 
1688 



1895.] 



Britith Officer* serving in 



47 



BRITISH OFFICERS SERVING IN AMERICA, 1754-1774. 

Contrftrnted by Worthinotov Chauncbt Fo&d, Esq., of Washington, D. C. 

[Continaed fh>m Vol. 48, page 436.] 



Name. 


Bank. 


Beciaeiit. 


Date of GonmiMfoii. 


McDonald, Alexander 


Lieut 


77 


17 January, 1757. 




Capt Lt 


77 


5 August, 1762. 


McDonald, Allan 


Captain 


59 


30 December, 1755. 


McDonald, Angus 


Ensign 


60 


8 July, 1760. 




Lient. 


60 


27 December, 1770. 


McDonalds Donald 


Captain 


78 


12 January, 1757. 


McDonald, Donald 


Lieut 


77 


1 February, 1757. 


McDonald, Donald 


Ensign 


60 


14 February, 1760. 


McDonald, Donald 


Ensign 


95 


22 April, 1762. 


McDonald, Donald 


Ensign 


60 


9 October, 1767. 


McDonald, Donald 


Lieut 


26 


16 November, 1772. 


McDonald, Uomphrey 


Ensign 


77 


2 December, 176a 


McDonald, James 


Ensign 


60 


1 June, 1759. 




Lieut 


60 


18 May, 1761. 


McDonald, James 


Captain 


42 


25 March, 1762. 


McDonald, John 


Ensign 


77 


14 January, 1757. 




Lieut 


77 


20 September, 1758. 


McDonald, Ronald 


Lieut 


78 


14 January, 1757. 




Captain 


78 


17 October, 1759. 


McDonald, William 


Captain 


77 


14 January, 1757. 


McDonell, Alexander 


Lieut 


78 


2 February, 1757. 


McDonell, Charles 


Lieut 


78 


19 January, 1757. 




Capt Lt 


78 


17 October, 1759. 


McDonell, Hector 


Lieut 


78 


27 January, 1757. 


McDonell, John 


Captain 


78 


13 January, 1757. 


McDonell, John 


Lieut 


78 


23 July, 1757. 




Ensign* 


15 


14 November, 1763. 




Q'.M'. 


15 


14 November, 1763. 


McDonell, WiUiam 


Lieut 


78 


21 January, 1757. 


McDongal, Greorge 


Lieut 


60 


30 May, 1759. 


McDongal, John 


Lieut 


60 


29 April, 1760. 


McDongal, John 


Ensign 


60 


24 February, 1761. 


McDuffie, James 


Ensign 


42 




Mcintosh, Alexander 


Lieut 


42 


29 January, 1756. 




Captain 


42 


24 July, 1762. 




Captain 


42 


25 December, 177a 


Mcintosh, Alexander 


Capt Lt 


77 


4 January, 1757. 




Captain 


77 


15 September, 1758. 


Mclntoshy Alexander 


Ensign 


60 


18 May, 1757. 


Mcintosh^ G&orgb 


Ensign 


62 


27 December, 1755. 




Lieut 


60 


3 December, 1756. 



• \ntii rank ss lisutsosnt 



48 



British Officers serving in America. 



[Jan. 



Mcintosh, James 

MclDtosh, John 

Mcintosh, Lachlan 

Mcintosh, William 
Mcintosh, William 
Mcintosh, William 
McKay, Francis 

McKay, Samuel 

McKemptie, David 

McKenzie, Alexander 
McKenzie, Alexander 
McKenzie, Alexander 
McKenzie, Cbas. Barrington 
McKenzie, David 



McKenz 
McKenz 
McKenz 
McKenz 
McKenz 
McKenz 



e, Hugh 
e, James 
ie, John 
ie, Roderick 
ie, Roderick 
ie William 



M'Kinen, Robert 
M'Kinnon, James 
M*Kinnon, John 
M'Kinnon, John 
McKinnon, Robert 

McKinnon, Ronald 

McLaughlan, John 
McLean, Alexander 

McLean, Allan 
McLean, Sir Allan, Bt 
McLean, Allen 
McLean, Charles 
McLean, Donald 
McLean, Francis 
McLean, John 
McLean, Neil 



McLean, Neil 
McLean, William 
McLean, William 



Ensign 

Lieut. 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Lieut. 

Adj't 

Lieut. 

Captain 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Captain 

Surgeon 

Ensign 

Captain 

Lieut. 

Lieut. 

Lieut. 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Ensign 

Capt. Lt 

Captain 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Adj't 

Lieut. 

Captain 

Captain 

Ensign 

Surgeon 

Captain 

Surgeon 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

1«* Lieut 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Ensign 



42 15 December, 1756. 

42 25 July, 1758. 

42 4 December, 1759. 

42 15 May, 1762. 

So. Ca. 25 December, 1756. 

So. Ca. 11 January, 1761. 

42 19 July, 1758. 

43 3 May, 1760. 

27 25 December, 1765. 

62 31 December, 1755. 

60 7 December, 1756. 

62 30 December, 1755. 

60 6 December, 1756. 

58 11 February, 1756. 

58 11 February, 1756. 

77 7 January, 1757. 

77 14 January, 1757. 

77 22 April, 1757. 

9 30 October, 1762. 

60 29 April, 1760. 

60 26 April, 1762. 

77 6 January, 1757. 

62 2 February, 1756. 

77 19 September, 1758. 

77 17 January, 1757. 

77 5 February, 1757. 

77 3 February, 1757. 

1 25 December, 1756. 

1 20 September, 1760. 

77 16 September, 1758. 

47 24 February, 1762. 

35 14 April, 1759. 

35 27 July, 1760. 

77 16 January, 1757. 

77 21 September, 1758. 

77 21 July, 1757. 

42 16 July, 1758. 

42 7 October, 1758. 
62 8 January, 1756. 
77 16 July, 1757. 

N. Y. 16 January, 1759. 

43 15 February, 1762. 

77 16 April, 1762. 
42 15 July, 1758. 

78 12 January, 1757. 
42 15 September, 1758. 
42 14 February, 1762. 
21 19 January, 1771. 
47 1 August, 1759. 

47 2 August, 1762. 

77 10 January, 1757. 

77 18 September, 1758. 
42 



1895.] 



OfficerM serving in 



49 



McLellan, Alexaoder 
McLeody Alexander 

McLeod, Allan 
McLeod, Donald 
McLeody Norman 

McLeod, Norman 
McLeroth, Robert 
McLure, William 

McManos, James 
McMardn, Coemo 
HcMine, William 
McMullin, Allan 
McMyne, William 
McNab, Archibald 

McNabb, John 
McNeil, John 
McNeill, Donald 

McNeill, B017 
McNeir, Alexander 
McPherson, Colin 
McPfaereon, Hugh 
McPhereon, Jamee 
McPherson, John 
McPherson, John 
McPherson, Lachlan 

McPherson, Malcolm 
McPhersoD, Phineas 
McPherson, Robert 
McPherson, Robert 
McPherson, William 
McQueen, James 
McQueen, Someryille 
McVicar, Archibald 
McYicar, Dancan 

Meadows, Thomas 
Meara, Jeremiah 

Melliqnette, John 
Menzies, Alexander 
Menzies, Charles 

Menzies, Robert 
Menzies, Robert 

Menzies, Thomas 
Mercer, Daniel 

TOL. XLEX* 5* 



Lieat 

Lient 

Captain 

Ensigu 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Capt. Lt 

Ensign 

Captain 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Lieut 

Lieut. 

Surgeon 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Lieut 

Captain 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Lieut 

Ensign 

(^. M'. 

I^eut 

Lieut 

Captain 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Chaplain 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Captain 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Q'. M'. 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Ensign 

£*nsign 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Lieut 

Ensign 



34 


28 August, 1763. 


78 


11 January, 1757. 


78 


4 September, 1759. 


44 




47 


4 May, 1760. 


80 


27 December, 1757. 


80 


4 October, 1760. 


78 


24 July, 1760. 


64 


1 January, 1766. 


60 


11 May, 1757. 


60 


16 June, 1760. 


1 


29 December, 1756. 


77 


26 January, 1757. 


58 


30 April, 1760. 


48 


7 November, 1755. 


58 




42 


29 July, 1758. 


42 


13 June, 1761. 


77 


29 January, 1757. 


42 


16 December, 1752. 


78 


20 July, 1757. 


78 


17 October, 1759. 


78 


20 January, 1757. 


95 


28 June, 1762. 


42 


13 October, 1761. 


42 


26 January, 1756. 


77 


31 July, 1757. 


78 


5 January, 1757. 


78 


5 October, 1760. 


78 


22 April, 1759. 


78 


9 July, 1760. 


78 


4 September, 1759. 


42 


1 June, 1759. 


78 


12 January, 1757. 


60 


22 April, 1760. 


16 


4 March, 1769. 


78 


29 April, 1760. 


48 


6 June, 1757. 


77 


7 January, 1758. 


55 


13 June, 1759. 


55 


15 December, 1759. 


60 


16 January, 1765. 


29 


1 January, 1760. 


29 


2 August, 1769. 


29 


13 February, 1762. 


77 


18 September, 1758; 


42 


28 July, 1758. 


42 


8 October, 1761. 


42 


2 August, 1757. 


78 


15 September, 1758. 


78 


23 August, 1760. 


LY. 


2 December, 1759. 


8 


29 November, 1771. 



50 



British Officers serving in America. 



[Jan, 



Mercer, John 
Mercer, MoDsieur 
Mercier, Peter 
Mercier, Thomas 
Meredith, Hugh 
Meredith, John 
Meredith, Thomas 

Meriweather, Richard 
Mestral, Lewis de 

Metham, 6. Montgomery 
Meyer, Elias 

Milbank, Alcomb 
Miller, Francis 
Miller, Henry 
Miller, James 
Miller, Richard 
Millett, Mathew 
Millett, Thomas 
Milligen, George 

Mills, Andrew 
Mills, David 
Mills, John 
Mills, Thomas 
Mills, Thomas 
Milne, Alexander 
Milward, Edward 
Milward, Robert 
Milward, Solomon 
Minchin, Paul 
Minnett, James 

Mirrie, Robert 
Mirrie, Robert 
Mitchell, John 

Mitchell, Thomas 

Mitchel, Wniiam 

Mitchelson, James 
Molesworth, Pons 
Molesworth, Robert 
Molesworth, St. G^rge 

Mompesson, John 
Moncrief, G^rge 
Moncrieff, Patrick 



Captain 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Lieut 

Lieut 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Capt Lt 

Captain 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Chaplain 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Surgeon 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Lieut 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Major 

Captain 

Lieut 

Lieut 

Capt Lt 

Captain 

Major 

Lieut 

Capt Lt 

Lieut 

Q'. M'. 

Apoth^ Mate Br. 



Surgeon 

Captain 

Captain 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Lieut 

Lt Col. 

Ensign 

Ensign 

Lieut 



47 10 December, 1756. 

43 25 February, 1757. 

So. Ca. 25 April, 1747. 

47 1 July, 1755. 

80 16 July, 1758. 

52 13 February, 1762. 

62 6 January, 1756. 

60 13 December, 1756. 

45 27 September, 1762. 

60 31 March, 1760. 

60 13 September, 1766. 

10 17 July, 1771. 

62 23 January, 1756. 

' 60 27 April, 1762. 

28 8 March, 1757. 
45 14 December, 1762. 
65 16 April, 1771. 
59 15 January, 1756. 

N. Y. 17 December, 1751. 

64 13 April, 1768. 

22 11 March, 1759. 

So. Ca. 22 January, 1755. 

So. Ca. 26 November, 1760. 

29 7 December, 1764. 
42 19 July, 1757. 

N. Y. 25 February, 1748-9. 

15 26 April, 1759. 

47 11 May, 1760. 
So. Ca. 3 July, 1758. 

17 25 April, 1766. 

59 21 March, 1765. 
69 9 March, 1763. 
29 3 May, 1765. 
55 31 December, 1755. 
55 31 January, 1761. 

1 25 June, 1747. 

77 23 March, 1761. 

45 1 June, 1750. 

45 7 April, 1761. 

15 26 September, 1757. 

15 31 October, 1762. 

1755. 

60 20 AprU, 1759. 

28 9 April, 1756. 

29 23 April, 1766. 

48 2 February, 1757. 
52 4 March, 1760. 
52 25 February, 1767. 

8 9 December, 1767. 

26 18 December, 1755. 

16 8 April, 1767. 
26 21 February, 1769. 
26 2 March, 1770. 



1895.] 



BriHaK Officws termng in America. 



Moncriffe, ThomM 


Lieat 


1 


28 December, 1756. 


Honcriefie, Thomu 


Captain 


ss 


14 February. 1760. 




Captain 


fi9 


2 March. 1768. 


Money. ThomM 


Ensign 


69 


8 December 767. 


Money penny, Jotoph 


Eiiaign 


15 


6 October, 1757. 




Lieat 


15 


29 April, 1760. 


Moneypenny, AIoMcder 


Major 


22 


17 September, 1760. 


Monin.^-^ 


Ensign 


60 


26 July, 1758. 


Monins, John 


Ensign 


60 


29 April. 1760. 




Lienu 


60 


25 August, 1762. 




Surgeon 


69 


19 October. 1763. 


Monkton, Hon. Eobert 


Col. Com' 


60 






Colonel 


17 


24 October, 1759. 




Maj. Gen. 




20 Februai V. 1761. 


Monro, Aleunder 


Ensign 


77 


21 .September, 1758. 


Monro, George 


Captain 


77 


15 January, 1757. 


Monro, George 


Enoign 


77 


20 January, 1757. 




Lieut. 


77 


2 June, 1762. 


Monro, Harry 


Ensign 


78 


23 July, 1757. 




Lieut. 


78 


12 December, 1759. 


Monro, Henry 


Chaplain 


77 


12 January, 1757. 


Monro, Henry 


Lieut. 


77 




Monro, James 


Ensign 


62 


2 January, 1756. 




Lieut. 


60 


9 December, 175G. 


Monroe, John 


Ensign 


22 


25 February, 1761. 


Mon«U,Wmi*m 


Lieut 


29 


13 February, 1762. 




Gsptain 


29 


13 September, 1769. 


Monlgomery, Alexander 


Captain 


48 


21 September, 1756. 


ilontgomery, AJoxander 


Q-.M'. 


77 


12 January, 1757. 


MoDigomery, Alexander 


Ensign 
LlCoI. 


1 


11 May, 1759. 




77 


4 January, 1757. 


Montgomery, George 


Ensign 


15 


29 July, 1758. 


MoDlgomery,Hagh 


Lieut 


77 


21July. 1757. 


Montgomery, Hugh 


Captain 


78 


2 June, 176^. 


MoQtgomery, James 


Chaplain 


10 


30 July, 1762. 


Montgomery, John 


Ensign 


29 


26 May, 1762. 




Ensign 


10 


22 April, 1767. 


Montgomery, Richard 


Ensign 


17 


21 September, 1756. 




Lient. 


17 


10 July, 1758. 




Adj-. 


17 


15 May, 1760. 




Captun 


17 


4 May, 1762. 


Monuwjr, James (w John) Lieut. 


48 


4 July, 1755. 


Monypenny, Aleaiander 


Captain 


54 


22 February, 1757. 


Moore, Charles 


Captain Lt. 


59 


28 January, 1768. 




Captain 


69 


28 May, 1770. 


Moore, Henry 


Lieut. 


48 


11 February, 1756. 


Moore, John Henry 


Ensign 


16 


4 February, 1769. 


Moore, James 


Chaplain 


17 


16Fobroary,1756. 


Moore, Patrick 


Ensign 


69 


28 February, 1766. 


Uoore, Hoo. Bobert 


Captain 


59 


3 May, 1759. 


Moore, William 


Adj't 


27 


21 September, 1756. 




Ensign 


27 


25 December, 1757. 




Lieut. 


27 


7 March, 1762. 



£nti»k O^Scer* nrvtng in Atntricdi 



[Jbh. 



Moore. Williwn 


Surgeon 


16 


28 April, 1757. 


.Moore, 


LieSt 


77 


16 August. 1762. 


Horgui, John 


Chaplain 


34 


March, 1757. 


Morgan, 


1- Lieut. 


94 


21 July, 1760. 


Morris Apollo* 


Ckptain 


27 


3 September, 1761. 


Morrie, Arthar 


Lieut. Col. 


17 


21 September. 1756. 


Morris, Charles 


Ensign 


17 


16 September, 1762. 


Morris, John 


Lieut. 


47 


10 December, 1756. 


Morris, Roger 


Major 


3S 


16 February. 1758. 


Morris, Soger 


Lieut Col. 


47 


19 May, 1760. 


Morrice, Sla Long* 


Captain 


N. Y. 


7 November, 1761. 


Morris, Thomw 


Ueat. 


17 


10 December, 1769. 




Capt. Lt. 


17 


29 July, 1759. 




Captain 


17 


21 August, 1761. 


Morris, Withrington 


Captain 


55 


25 December, 1755. 


MorrU, 




Br. 


1755. 


Uostyn, Roger 


Ensign 


65 


30 June, 1768. 


Motte, Isaac 


Ensign 


60 


19 December. 766. 




Lieut. 


60 


15 April. 1759. 


Mountain, George 


Lieut. 


47 


9 December, 1756. 


Moyle, T. Coppinger 


Ensign 


26 


21 March, 1766. 


Muir, Grainger 


1" Lieut. 


94 


7 March, 1760. 


Mukins, Francis 


Lieut. 


16 


30 March, 1756. 




Adj' 


15 


29 August. 1756. 




Captain 


15 


2 May, 1762. 


Mailer, Jacob 


Lieut. 


68 




Muller, John K. 


Ensign 


60 


11 October, 1766. 


Monro, George 


Lieut. 


60 


26 July, 1761. 


Mnnster, D. 


Captain 


62 


29 December, 1755. 


Munster, Herbert 


Major 


60 


20 July, 1758. 


Murdock, Robert 


Surgeon 


48 


28 August, 1763. 


Murison, James 


LieuL 


59 


16 October, 1758. 




Adj'. 


59 


6 February. 1764. 


Murray, Alexander 


Major 


45 


1 October. 1755. 


Murray, Alexander 


Lt-Col. 


55 


25 February. 1760. 




LuCol. 


48 


20 March, 1761. 


Murray, Alezaoder 


Captain 


14 


2 August. 1760. 


Murray, Henry 


Ensign 


15 


29 April. 1760. 




Lieut. 


15 


2 May 1762. 


Mnrr«y, HoA. Jsnn 


LieuL Col. 


15 


5 Juiiuary. l7oO-l. 




Col. Com' 


60 


24 October. 759. 




Maj. Gen. 




10 July. 1762. 


M array, Jamea 


Captain Lt. 


56 


29 August, 1756. 


Murray, James 


Captain 


4S 


20 July, 1757. 


Murray, James 


- LieuL 


78 


15 September, 1758. 


Murray, Lord John 


Colonel 


42 


26 April, 1746. 




LLGenT 




21 January. 1768. 


Murray, John 


LieuL 


78 


6 February, 1767. 


Murray, John 


Lieut. 


42 


18 July, 1768. 


Murray. Patrick 


Ensign 


42 


9 March. 1761. 


Murray, Patrick 


LieuL 


60 


26 December, 1770. 



■ SMUi iMig HoMs, brotber to Ooneraenr Moirfs. 



1895.] 



Britiah Officers serving in America. 



53 



Mairay, Thomas 


Colonel 


46 


23 June, 1743. 




Lt. Greu. 




19 January, 1758. 


Mairay, Thomas 


Ensign 


10 


23 October, 1771. 


Mmray, William 


Captain 


42 


18 July, 1758. 


Mosgrave, Thomas 


Captain 


64 


20 August, 1759. 


Myddleton, Thomas 


1" Lieut. 


40 


27 June, 1755. 


Naime, HoDry 


Capt. Lt 


64 


2 March, 1768. 




Captain 


64 


12 July, 1770. 


Nainie, John 


Lieut. 


78 


16 July, 1757. 




Captain 


78 


24 Apnl, 1761. 


Napier, James 


DirectorHosp. Br. 


1755. 


Napier, John 


Captain 


95 


18 February, 1760. 


Napier, William 


Ensign 


14 


1 December, 1763. 




Lieut. 


14 


16 September, 1771. 


Nartloo, Francis 


Ensign 


55 


2 May, 1760. 


Nash, Thomas 


Lieut. 


22 


16 November, 1763. 


Neale, William 


Adj't 


22 


21 April, 1758. 




Ensign 


22 


20 November, 1758. 




Lieut. 


22 


18 April, 1761. 


Needham, Greorge 


Capt. 


46 


29 November, 1749. 


Needham, George 


Ensign 


27 


15 December, 1762. 


Needham, VVilliam 


Lieut 


45 


26 June, 1755. 


Needham, William 


Q'. M'. 


22 


17 September, 1760. 


Neilson, Andrew 


Lieut 


52 


3 April, 1759, 




Capt Lt 


52 


27 April, 1768. 


Neilson, Richard 


Lieut 


22 


22 March, 1763. 


Nerdberg[orNordberg] 


John Lieut 


60 


28 July, 1758. 




Lieut 


60 


29 March, 1766. 


Nesbitt, Alexander 


Lieut 


31 


22 April, 1757. 




Capt. Lt 


31 


24 November, 1769. 




Captain 


31 


12 July, 1770. 


Ness, John 


Lieut 


14 


17 May, 1762. 




Lieut 


14 


26 December, 1770. 


Netterville, John 


Ensign 


62 


25 January, 1756. 




Lieut 


60 


23 August, 1758. 


Netterville, Nicholas 


Lieut 


27 


21 September, 1756. 


Nevin, Hugh 


Lieut 


45 


19 March, 1758. 


Newburgh, Robert 


Chapliun 


18 


18 November, 1772. 


Newland, Edmund 


Ensign 


80 


28 June, 1758. 




Lieut 


80 


8 September, 1761. 


Newland, Trevor 


Lieut 


1 


30 December, 1756. 


Newtou, Hibbert 


I'' Lieut 


40 


15 October, 1754. 


Newton, Phillips 


1« Lieut 


40 


29 July, 1751. 


Newton, Phillips 


Capt Lt 


48 


8 April, 1762. 


Nicholson, Arthur 


Surgeon 


60 


25 December, 1756. 


Nicholson, Henry 


Lieut 


15 


11 January, 1758. 


Nicholson, Richard 


Ensign 


47 


10 December, 1758. 




Lieut 


47 


1 February, 1759. 


Nicholson, William 


Ensign 


48 


20 July, 1758. 


Noble, Jerome 


Lieut 


28 


22 January, 1755. 




Q'. M'. 


28 


9 March, 1757. 


Noel, Hon. Bennet 


Colonel 


43 


12 April, 1762. 




Lt Gen. 




18 December, 1760. 



54 



British Officers serving in America. 



[Jan. 



Note, Robert 
NugeDt, Richard 
Nugent, Richard 
Nugent, Richard 
Nugent, Walter 

Nunn, John 

Nuttall, John 
Nutterville, N. S. 

O'Brien, Edward 
O'Connor, Edward 
Ogilvie, Francis 
Ogilvie, John 
OgUvie, WUliam 

Ogle, William 

O'Hara, Brabazon 
Oliphant, David 
Orem, James 
Orme, Robert 
Orme, William 

Ormsby, Arthur 
Ormsbj, Arthur 



Ormsby, Eubule 
Ormsby, James 



Ormsby, John 
Orr, David 
Osborne, Charles 
Osborne, Charles 
Osborne, Charles 
Osborne, Thomas 
Oswald, Thomas 
Otter, George 

Otway, Charles 



Ouchterlony, David 
OughtoD, Ja : Adolphus 



Onrry, Lewis 



Ensign 

Lieut. 

Captain 

Lieut. 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Ensign 

Lieut. 

Captain 

Ensign 

Captain 

Lieut 

Major 

Chaplain 

Lieut. 

Captain 

Captain 

Major 

Captain 

Surgeon 

Chaplain 

Captain 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Captain 

2^ Lieut 

Lieut 

Adj». 

Lieut 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Adj*. 

Lieut 

Captain 

Surgeon 

Lieut 

Capt Lt 

Capt Lt 

Captain 

Captain 

Ensign 

Lieut 

Colonel 

Lt Gren. 

General 

Lieut 

Captain 

Colonel 

Maj. Gren. 

Colonel 

Lieut 

Capt. Lt 

Captain 



60 16 June, 1760. 

15 21 September, 1757. 

N. T. 15 July, 1762. 

81 15 June, 1764. 

43 27 April, 1756. 

43 13 March, 1760. 
95 5 March, 1760. 
95 26 June, 1762. 

58 26 December, 1755. 

27 25 October, 1762. 

52 22 May, 1765. 

31 26 May, 1772. 

9 4 August, 1762. 

60 1 September, 1756. 

N. Y. 12 February, 1750-1, 

N. Y. 16 April, 1757. 

34 28 February, 1759. 

34 23 November, 1768. 
14 27 March, 1765. 

So. Ca. 8 June, 1747. 

N. Y. 25 June, 1751. 
Br. 1755. 

58 28 August, 1756. 

58 18 October, 1760. 

22 5 July, 1758. 

40 30 June, 1755. 

40 29 February, 1760* 

40 30 September, 1761. 

35 24 January, 1758. 
45 30 November, 1756. 
45 8 February, 1761. 
45 29 April, 1761. 

45 19 March, 1764. 

35 24 February, 1756. 
27 17 September, 1760. 

46 2 February, 1757. 
80 12 February, 1759. 

44 16 August, 1760. 
46 21 July, 1758. 

62 25 December, 1755. 

60 3 February, 1756. 

60 25 July, 1758. 

36 26 July, 1717. 
28 May, 1745. 
8 March, 1761. 

62 7 February, 1756. 

60 15 April, 1759. 

55 20 July, 1759. 

15 August, 1761. 

31 20 August, 1762. 

62 14 January, 1756. 

60 29 August, 1759. 

60 12 December, 1760. 



1895.] 



Britidt Officcra ttrving in America, 



OMAMft. Wdter 


Lieut. 


SoaCa. 


26 September, 1754. 


Owen, Chvlea 


Enaign 


59 


SO Jaly, 1762. 




Q-.M'. 


£9 


23 April, 1765. 




LienL 


59 


13 September. 1769. 


Owen, JobB 


Colonel 


59 


27 November, 1760. 




Mai. Gen. 
^ LienL 




10 July, 1762. 


OireD,Tbomu 


94 


11 JanuwT. 1760. 




1- LienL 


94 


2 J«na«-y, 1762. 


PickenluuD, Bobeit 


Enaign 


64 


16 M«T, 1766. 




LienL 


64 


IS December, 1770. 


Pmlmer, Fr.nci, 


LienL 


52 


25 December, 1770. 


P^ner. High 


Chaplain 


14 


17 December. 1756. 


ruplllom, J.iiia 


LienL 


9 


27 May, l7o». 


Pasier, 


LieoL 


60 


25 February. 1756. 


Puimiire, WiUikm, EvI of Colone] 


21 


29 April. 1752. 




Ll Gen. 




24 January. 1758. 




General 




SO April. 1770. 


Papon, Stephen 


LienL 


22 


27 April, 1756. 




Captain 


22 


1 July, 1762. 


Par, George 


EnMgn 


15 


4 May, 1761. 


Parke, Andrew 


LienL 


8 


IS April, 1767. 


Parker, Edward 


Q-. HP. 


35 


SO October, I7S1. 


Parker, Geoi^ 


1* LienL 


40 


28 June, 1755. 


Parker, flngh 


LienL 


27 


15 September, 1764. 


Parker, John 


CapL Ll 


80 




Parker, John 


Captain 


60 


I2FebrDary, 1759. 




Captain 


27 


17 September, 1760. 


Parker, Nie>,olB< 


Ensign 


27 


15 September, 1764. 


Parker, WllliaDi 


Lienf. 


9.5 


7 M«rch, 1760. 


Parker, William 


Ensign 


27 


21 October, 1761. 




Lienl 


27 


28 September, 1762. 


Parrj, Powell 


Ensign 


65 


14 November, 1771. 


Paraona, Lawrence 


Lienl 


10 


IS Febroary. 1765. 




Captain 


10 


4 December, 1769. 




Adj-. 


10 




Partridge, Thomaj 


Q'. M'. 


94 


13 February, 1762. 


Faachal, George 


Ensign 


17 


21 September, 1756. 




LienL 


17 


25Miiv. 1759. 


Paake, Theophilna 


LienL 


15 


1 October, 1755. 




CapL Ll 


15 


26 September, 176a 




LienL 


15 


4. May. 1761. 




LienL 


18 


1 Octolier. I7eG. 


Patenon, Peter 


Ensign 


60 


3 December, 1759. 


PateraoD, Peter 


Ensign 


26 


26 September, UfiO. 


Patenon, Walter 


Ensign 


80 






LienL 


80 


4 October, 1760. 


Pat«f>oD, WUIiam 


Ensign 


69 


25 June, 1761. 




Adj-' 


69 


SNoveo'ber, 1766. 


Pateoball, Boben 


1" LienL 


40 


25 Fehfu«ry. 1748-9. 




CapL Ll 


40 


7 April, IZtil. 




Captain 


40 


30 Sepiembcr, 1761. 


Patten, John 


Eo.ig» 


48 


29 April, 1760. 




Lieut 


48 


26 April, 1762. 



Britith Officers ttrving t» America. 



[Jan. 



PfttienoD, J&mea 


Capt. Lt 


69 


29 October, 1762. 


P«ttJDBon. Mathew 


Lieut 


47 


12 August 1750. 


Paulett, Charles 


Chaplain 


b& 


15 January, 1756, 


Pmli, Cbrietopher 


Ensign 


60 


8 February, 1761. 




Lient. 


60 


28 December, 1770. 


P»vey, Lewis 


Lieut. 


N.T. 


SI August, 1747. 


Pawlelt, William 


Captain 


69 


28Juue, 1771. 


Payne, Benjamin Charles 


Lieut 


27 


80 October, 1762. 


Payne, Ben : Chamock 


GapUiti 


26 


27 January, 1764. 




Captain 


18 


8 August 1771. 


Pears, Edward 


Lieut. 


95 


7 March, 1760. 


Peach, Joseph 


Lieut. 


47 


28 June, 1755. 


Peebles, John 


Ensign 


42 


23 August, 1763. 


Peister, Ar. Scbnjler de 


Captain 


8 


23 November, 1768. 


Pemberton, William 


Surgeon 


21 


3. June, 177 


Feuier, Peter 


Lieut 


60 


SMaLch. \V,1. 




Lieut. 


44 




Perchard, Philip 


1" Lieut. 


94 


7 March ITftO. 


Percival, Joshua 


Lient 


48 


1 July, 1755. 


Perkins. WillUm 


Lieut 


18 


I January, 1766. 


Peters. James 


Sargeon 
2' Lieut 


N.T. 


17 November, 1760. 


Petrie, George 


21 


6 M«y, 1763. 




1" Lieut. 


21 


6 October, 1769. 




Adi't 


21 


28 August, 1771. 


Pettigrew, James 


Eniign 


10 


24 Juiy, 1766. 




Lieut 


10 


28 June, 1771. 


Peiton. John 


Ensign 


65 


28 February, 1766. 




Lieut 


65 


3 May, 1771. 


Peyton, Henry 


Ensign 


60 


26 March, 1757. 


Peyton, Yelverton 


Captain 


9 


13 June, 1765. 


Pfisler, Fnixcis 


Ed sign 


60 


15 September, 1758. 




Lieut 


60 


18 September, 1760. 




Lient 


60 


9 October, 1767. 


Phibbs, William 


Lieut 


28 


22 November, 1756. 


Philips, JohD 


1- Lieut 


RaDjcers 


25 September. 1761. 


Phillips, Erasmus John 


Lieut 


45 


1 October, 1755. 


Phillips, John 


y Lieut 


94 


29 September. 1761. 


Phillips, John 


Lieut 


46 


2 October, 1766. 


Phillips, Ralph 


Ensign 


62 


29 December 1755. 




Lieut 


60 


5 December 1736. 




Capt Lt 


60 


12 December, 1760. 


Phillips, Thomas 


Captain 


52 


28 December, 1755. 


Phillips, William Fred. 


Lieut 


35 


16 May, 1757. 


PhiliKH. William 


Eiisig.! 


46 


2 February, 1757. 




Lieut 


46 


12 February, 1759. 


Phyn, George 


Ensign 


44 


24 July, 1758. 




Lieut. 


44 


18 Mfty,l759. 




1" Lieut 


21 


26 February, 1766. 




Adj't 


21 


18 June, 1768. 




Captain 


21 


28 August, 1771. 


Pickering, Sir E'lward, Bart. Ensign 


46 


26 Octolwr, 1763. 


PicKt. Marcus 


Ensign 


60 


27 December, 1770. 


Piers, Newsham 


Lieut 


62 


5 Jabuary, 1756. 



1895.] 



Sritiak Officers serving in America. 



57 



Pigott, John 


Lieut 


59 


25 December, 1770. 


Pilott, Henry 


Lieut. 


31 


18 July, 1764. 




Adj't 


31 


13 February, 1766. 




Capt. Lt. 
Captain 


31 ) 
31 


23 September, 1772. 


Pinckney, Thomas 


Ensign 


60 


12 December, 1756. 




Lieut. 


60 


29 April, 1760. 


Pinhorne, John 


Lieut. 


45 


20 May, 1752. 


Pitcher, James 


Com^ of Must Br. 


1755. 


Pittman, Philip 


Ensign 


48 


13 July, 1760. 


Pitman, Philip 


Ensign 


15 


28 July, 1762. 


Place, William de la 


Captain 


26 


18 April, 1766. 


Platers, John 


Lieat. 


65 


25 December, 1770. 


Piatt, Lime 


Q'. M'. 


60 


27 July, 1761. 


Plnckenett, 


Chaplain 


52 


10 October, 1768. 


Poe, John 


Ensign 


26 


13 February, 1762. 


Pole, Mundy 


Captain 


10 


13 February, 1762. 


Poison, John 


Lieut 


60 


5 May, 1757. 




Q'. M'. 


60 


10 June, 1760. 


Pomeroy, John 


Colonel 


64 


10 October, 1766. 


Pooley, Shnldham 


Lieut 


48 


24 April, 1762. 


Portis, Charles 


Ensign 


35 


1 December, 1756. 




Lieut 


35 


25 September, 1759. 


Porter, Frederick 


Captain 


62 


28 December, 1755. 


Potts, Alexander 


Surgeon 


42 


10 April, 1764. 


Potte, WilUam 


Ensign 


62 


10 January, 1756. 


- 


Lieut 


60 


10 May, 1757. 




Adj't 


60 






Lieut 


8 


15 November, 1765. 




Q'.M'. 


8 


13 April, 1768. 




Capt Lt. 


8 


12 October, 1771. 


Powell, H. Watson 


Captain 


64 


2 September, 1756. 


Powell, Thomas 


Ensign 


31 


29 July, 1765. 


Power, Nicholas 


Ensign 


60 


14 September, 1760. 


Pownall, Edward 


Captain 


34 


10 August, 1764. 


Poynton, Brereton 


Ensign 


62 


25 December, 1755. 




Lieut 


60 


30 November, 1756. 


Presoott, Robert 


Captain 


15 


22 January, 1755. 


Prescott, Robert 


Major 


95 


22 March,'l761. 




Major 


27 


24 July, 1762. 


Prescott, William 


Lieut 


15 


30 September, 1757. 




Captain 


15 


2 May, 1762. 


Preston, Achilles 


Ensign 


44 


14 May, 1757. 




Lieut 


44 


8 August, 1758. 


Preston, Charles 


Captain 


26 


12 May, 1759. 




Major 


26 


7 September, 1768. 


Preston, John 


Chaplain 


26 


23 February, 1741-2. 


Preston, Thomas 


Captain 


29 


[1766]. 


Preston, William 


Lieut 


44 


4 November, 1755. 


Preston, William 


1" Lieut 


22 


9 March, 1764. 


Prevost, AugnsUna 


Ensign 


60 


24 July, 1758. 




Lieat. 


60 


6 May, 1761. 




Lieut 


60 


10 May, 1764. 




Lt CoL 


60 


3 November, 1769. 


▼OL. XLIX« 6 









58 



British Officers serving in America. 



[Jan. 



Prevost, Augustine 


Major 


62 




Lieut Col. 


60 




Lieut Col. 


60 




Lieut 


60 


Prevost, James 


Col. Com* 
Maj. Gen. 


62 


Prevoat, Marcus 


Captain 


62 


Price, Arthur 


Lieut. 


47 




Captain 


47 


Price, George 


Ensign 


60 




Lieut. 


60 


Price, Herbert 


2* Lieut 


94 


Price, Joseph 


Lieut 


95 


Price, Stephen 


2* Lieut 


94 




!■» Lieut 


94 


Price, William 


Ensign 


46 


Prideaux, Edmund 


Ensign 


18 


Prideauz, John 


Colonel 


55 


Prideaux, Sir John Wilmot 


; Ensign 


18 


Prince, Joseph 


Captain 


62 


Pringle, Boyle 


Ensign 


27 


Pringle, Francis 


Lieut 


62 


Pringle, Henry 


Capt Lt 


27 




Captain 


27 


Pringle, James 


Lieut Col. 


59 


Pringle, Robert 


Ensign 


14 


Pringle, ■ 


Ensign 


27 


Proby, Thomas 


Major 


55 


Pryce, David 


Ensign 


44 


Pulleine, Henry 


Major 


16 


Purcell, Toby 


Lieut 


43 


Rainsford, Andrew 


Lieut. 


9 




Capt. Lt 


9 


Ralfe, James 


Ensign 


62 




Lieut 


60 


Ramsay, Hon. Malcolm 


1* Lieut 


21 




Capt Lt 


21 




Captain 


21 


Ramsay, William 


Ensign 


60 




Lieut 


60 


Randall, Thomas 


Ensign 


52 


Rattray, George 


Ensign 


42 


Ratzer, Bernanl 


Lieut. 


62 


Ray, Joseph 


Lieut. 


62 




<y. M'. 


60 


Raymond, William 


Ensign 


18 


Rea, Daniel 


Captain 


21 


, Read, James 


Ensign 


59 


Read, William 


Ensign 


95 


Reed, John 


Lietit Col. 


34 


Reid, Alexander 


Captain 


42 


Reid, John 


Captain 


42 




Major 


42 



9 January, 1756. 

20 March, 1761. 
13 December, 1765. 

25 June, 1771. 
28 October, 1761. 

3 June, 1762. 

17 January, 1756. 

26 June, 1754. 

27 May, 1760. 

18 May, 1761. 

4 October, 1 770. 

21 Jnlv, 1760. 
7 March, 1760. 
12 January, 1760. 
2 January, 1762. 
26 July, 1758. 

12 January, 1770. 

20 October, 1758. 
23 December, 1767. 
16 January, 1756. 

23 October, 1761. 
31 December, 1755. 

2 February, 1757. 

21 July, 1758. 
21 March, 1765. 
26 December, 1770. 
6 September, 1762. 

24 December, 1755. 
1 July, 1763. 

15 June, 1764. 
9 April, 1756. 

1 September, 1756. 

25 March, 1765. 

24 January, 1756. 

25 May, 1757. 

16 January, 1765. 

6 October, 1769. 

25 December, 1770. 

7 December, 1756. 

26 July, 1758. 

3 June, 1771. 

19 July, 1757. 

20 February, 1756. 

4 February, 1756. 
18 August, 1756. 

11 September, 1765. 

2 January, 1765. 
28 January, 1763. 
26 November, 1760. 
7 January, 1762. 

21 July, 1758. 

3 June, 1752. 

1 August, 1759. 



1895.] Harvard University. 59 



HARVARD UNIVERSITY. 

CoLLEOE Presidents and the Election of Messrs. Quinct and 

Eliot. 

By the Hon. Wm. A. Richuldson (H. U. 1843), LL.D., Chief-Justice Coart of Claims. 

[The following article from ^ The University Magazine " for 
December, 1891, is re-published as a valuable contribution to 
history, and an interesting and appropriate tribute to President 
£liot in addition to the exercises at Harvard Commencement last 
June in commemoration of his successful administration of the 
presidency during more than twenty-five years.] 

When I contemplate the vast changes that have taken place in all 
branches of the University, in the andergradaate department and in the 
professional schools, as well as the growth developed during the past twenty 
years or so, considered with reference to their origin, the wisdom of their 
conception, the energy of their execution and the grand success which has 
attended them, I am more impressed than ever with what I have long since 
observed : that a university in this country is just what its president makes it. 

All the professors and instructors combined, however learned, cannot 
advance the prosperity of a college as an able President, adapted to the 
times, may do by his genius, energy and inspiration ; so great is his in- 
fluence on the affairs of the institution. 

Prof. Bryce, io his recently published work, "The American Common- 
wealth,*' says : *' A visitor from Europe is struck by the prominence of the 
president in an American university or college, and the almost monarchial 
position which he sometimes occupies towards the professors as well as 
towards the students. Far more authority seems to be vested in him, far 
more to turn upon his individual talents and character than in the univer- 
sities of Europe. Neither the German Pro-Rector, nor the yice-Chancellor 
in Oxford or Cambridge, nor the Principal in a Scottish university, nor the 
Provost of Trinity College in Dublin, nor the head in one of the colleges 
in Oxford or Cambridge is anything like so important a personage in re- 
spect to his office, whatever influence his individual gifts may give him, as 
an American college President.** 

Institutions are not exceptions to the natural law of growth and decay 
which pervades the entire universe. A college that is not progressing is 
more or less rapidly running behind, as though touched by a withering 
hand. The genius of a President may infuse such life into it as to cause 
its prosperity to continue for several years after his retirement, as wheels 
set in motion by an active power continue to roll on after the power is re- 
moved, but a time comes when the stored force becomes exhausted and the 
wheels must stop unless the power be renewed. 

Other colleges than Harvard have furnished marked instances of the in- 
fluence of the strong individuality and genius of some of their Presidents. 
Union College came into prominence under the long term of Rev. Dr. Nott, 
the distinguished, popular and beloved President of that institution, which 
he raised from a feeble condition to the front rank of the colleo^es of his 
time. Williams College had new life and vigor infused into it by Dr. 
Hopkins, who greatly increased the number of students by his magnetic 
attraction, endeared himself to a large body of men educated under his in- 



60 Harvard University. [Jan. 

fluence, and left the college flourishing and in the highest state of prosperity. 
The College of New Jersey (popularly known as Princeton), advanced 
under the inspiration of the Rev. Dr. McCosh, whose strong mind and will 
have left their impression upon all its affairs. 

In early, as well as in recent years, Harvard has been controlled to a 
large extent by Presidents, who, exactly suited to the times, successfully 
carried the college through difficulties and dangers which disturbed its use- 
fulness and sometimes even threatened its very existence. John Leverett 
was president from 1707 to 1724, a period when party strife raged with 
great bitterness among the friends of the institution, and with such ability, 
discretion and skill did he pilot the college amidst all its troubles, that Mr. 
Quincy, in his History of Harvard, was led to express his views of the in- 
fluence of the heads of colleges in these general terms, but with special 
reference to Presi<]ent Leverett: "Institutions among the tumults of 
party discord, like ships among the strife of warring elements, are often 
urged onward with accelerated force by the tempest, which at first retarded 
their progress, and even threatened their destruction. Success in both 
cases depends on the firmness and skill of the pilot. ** 

But modern instances are the special subject of this article. I remember 
many years ago, that after Mr. Quincy had left the Presidency and was 
living in dignified retirement in Boston, he attended a commencement din- 
ner, at which, of course, he was called out among the first speakers. 

Rising from his seat, he began by stating that, as he was expecting to be 
called upon for an extemporaneous speech, he had prepared himself for it by 
writing out what he had to say, at the same time producing a fully written 
document, which he proceeded to read. His memory had for some years 
been gradually failing, and he feared to trust himself to make an extem- 
poraneous speech in any other way. 

He went on and told the alumni present the circumstances leading to his 
election as President of the college, and they were, as I now remember 
them, substantially as follows: Judge Story and Mr. Bowditch, the great 
mathematician, both of the corporation, of which they were a committee 
for that purpose, ciime to his house and said they wanted him to take the 
Presidency of Harvard College, then recently vacated by the resignation of 
the Rev. Dw Kirkland. Said he, *' I should not have been more astonished 
had I been called to the pastorate of the Old South Church, for up to that 
time the heads of institutions of learning had always been selected from the 
clergy, who had come to regard them as the prizes of their profession 
alone.*' The committee explained to him why they wanted him to under- 
take the duties of the office. Under the administration of Dr. Kirkland, 
a godly and easy-going man, the discipline of the college had fallen into a 
low state, and the finances were in a loose and disordered condition, both of 
which they were sure he could improve. He still hesitated and raised 
objections, but all were overcome, and he was made President of the college 
in January, 1829. 

Mr. Quincy had great experience in affairs. He had held many offices, 
the most recent being that of Mayor of Boston, which he had held for six 
successive terms, the last of which had expired the December previous, 
when he declined re-election. As mayor, ho had displayed great ability and 
force of character, which marked him as the man for the occasion to improve 
the condition of the University. His administration was a success for the 
times and under the circumstances. Abolishing the '^ Med-Fac Society " 
and the '* Engine Club," nurseries of insubordination, he introduced a 
severe and stern method of discipline, adapted to the then existing order 



1895.] Harvard University. 61 

of thingB, but wholly different from the self-reliaDt system and the refined 
standa^ which prevail to-day. The finances, too, were put in a healthy 
condition. 

On the whole, the college is greatly indebted to Mr. Qnincy for what he 
did, and he must be considered as one of its great Presidents. 

The election of John Leverett, in 1707, might seem to be an exception 
to Mr. Qaincy*s statement that none but clergymen had previously been 
elected Presidents. It is true that Mr. Leverett was also a judge, but he 
had studied theology, was a theologian identified with the clergy, and it was 
npon him, in 1 692, that the college first conferred the degree of Bachelor 
of Divinity. In early colonial times, when there were few or no lawyers, 
exclusively educated as such, it was not uncommon for clergymen to be 
i^pointed judges.* 

It was a well known fact that Rev. Cotton Mather all his life labored 
under a burning ambition to become President of the college, which would 
place him at the head of the clergy, and so make him the most infiuendal 
person in public affairs in those days when the clergy ruled the colony. In 
1724, the corporation and overseers elected as President Rev. Joseph 
Sewall, who, however, declined the appointment. The day after this 
election Cotton Mather made this remarkable entry in his diary : ** I am 
informed that yesterday the six men who call themselves the Corporation 
of the College, met, and, contrary to the epidemical expectation of the 
country, chose a modest young man, of whose piety (and little else) every 
one gives a laudable character. I always foretold these two things of the 
Corporation : First, that if it were possible for them to steer clear of me 
they will do so ; secondly, that if it were possible for them to act foolishly 
they will do so. 

**• The perpetual envy with which my essays to serve the kingdom of God 
are treated among them, and the dread that Satan has of my beating up his 
quarters at the college, led me into the former sentiment; the marvellous in- 
discretion with which the affairs of the college are managed led me into the 
latter." 

Cotton Mather was, withal, something of a demagogue, between whom 
and the corporation there could be little sentiment in common. At all 
periods of time the corporation has had upon its board men, the wisest, 
most broad-minded and most liberal to be found in the community, and 
such men could have no sympathy with Rev. Cotton Mather. He never 
obtained the object of his ambition, and died without having been President 
of Harvard College. 

In September, 1868, the ofiice of President became vacant by the resig- 
nation of the late Rev. Dr. Thomas Hill, (my beloved classmate and friend) 
the corporation had the responsibility cast upon it of finding a suitable 
aucoessor. Two members of the Board were and long had been connected 
with the Merrimac Manufacturing Company, whose works were at Lowell 
— Hon. John A. Lowell and Hon. Francis B. Crowninsbield, the former as 
one of tbe directors and the latter as treasurer. In the practical organi- 
sation of the Massachusetts manufacturing companies the treasurer is the 
general manager upon whose skill and judgment the success of the corpora- 
tion depends, as much as does that of a college upon its President. He is 

• The Coait of Oyer and Terminer, organized in 1692 by the GoTernor of Massachnsetts 
witboat anthorit J of Uw, to try persons accused of witchcraft was composed of two clergy- 
men, two physidans, and three merchaats» with a merchant for Special Attorney General. 
Nathaniel Saltonstall, first named aa one of the Judges, then a distinguished military man 
and afterwards Jadge of the Coart of Common Pleas, ** refhsed to proceed in the tnals ia 
wiikh tbe coart was engaged/' aad a merduunt was appointed in his pUoe. 

YOL. ZLIX. 6* 



62 Harvard University. [Jeau 

a well paid officer, while the directors, of whom the president is little more 
than a figare-head, serve without compensation, and usually give little 
attention to the business except when called together by the treasurer for 
consultation in relation to important movements and extensive changes. 
Messrs. Lowell and Crowninshield were able and astute men who had the 
interests of the college deeply at heart. 

Three years and a half before that time it had become necessary to 
appoint a new superintendent (locally called agent) of the mills at Lowell. 
This position is one of great difficulty, requiring not only thorough know- 
ledge of business, but capacity to manage a great body of operatives, keep 
them satisfied and contented, and obtain the greatest product from their 
intelligent labor. In importance he is second only to the treasurer, to 
whom he is adjutant and assistant. It is not easy to determine upon which 
of the two the success of the corporation more largely depends. It is im- 
portant to the treasurer that he should have an able and skillful superin- 
tendent, and a new appointment is always a matter of anxiety to him, of 
solicitude to the directors and of interest to the stockholders. 

By some means, while Mr. Eliot was tutor and assistant professor at 
Harvard, the treasurer and directors had formed a high opinion of his 
executive ability and his skill in the general management of affairs. The 
superin tendency was offered him at a salary of $5,000 a year and the use 
of a house. This was a large compensation for the times, two-thirds more, 
in money, than the then established salary of the President of Harvard. 
The offer was a tempting one to a young man thirty-one years of age, and 
of limited means. Mr. Eliot was in Rome when the offer was received. 
After a week's reflection he decided to stick to education as the business of 
which he knew the most and for which he thought himself best fitted, and 
the appointment was declined. A few weeks later he was invited to a 
professorship in the then newly established Institute of Technology, to be 
opened in Boston, October 1, 1865, with a much smaller salary; and that 
offer being in the line of his studies and his ambition, it was accepted. 
Thus the Merrimac Manufacturing Company missed a valuable superin- 
tendent who might have increased the dividends of the stockholders, and 
there was reserved to the college one who was destined to become its 
President with a long and brilliant administration. 

It was natural that Mr. Crowninshield and Mr. Lowell, who had become 
impressed in 1865 with Mr. Eliot's capacity and capabilities, should in the 
winter of 1868-9 bring him before the corporation of the college as a 
suitable person for President. To the four other members of that body 
Mr. Eliot was well known, and I apprehend it was an easy matter to obtain 
their unanimous vote for his election. He was also somewhat known to 
the Overseers, being himself a member of the Board, to which he had been 
elected by the alumni on Commencement Day, 1868, under the then newly 
adopted system of election. 

In February and March, 1869, while the presidential vacancy still re- 
mained unfilled, there appeared in the AtkaUic Monthly two articles on 
*'The New Education," which were known to have been written by Mr. 
Eliot These articles were so full of deep thought and progressive ideas 
that they made a decided impression on the Overseers and friends of the 
college and unmistakably marked their author as the man for President. I 
have always tliought that those articles contributed largely, if not to hb 
nomination, at least to his ultimate confirmation by the Board of Overseers. 

He was elected by the corporation March 12, and nominated to the 
Orerseers March 18, 1869. Alkoy of the Board doubted the expediency of 



1895.] Harvard University. 63 

tmstiDg 80 great respoDsibilities to so yoang a mao. His age was much 
below that of any former President, except the first, Henry Dunster, who 
held the office in the day of small things for the college, during whose whole 
fourteen years of service there were graduated but seventy-four persons. 

The nomination, on the day of its presentation, was referred to a com* 
mittee of four, who made their report April 7, unanimously recommending 
that the election be confirmed. Still a majority of the Board hesitated. 
The matter was put over to an adjourned meeting, April 21. On that 
day it was voted '* that the communication from the corporation in refer- 
ence to the election of Mr. Eliot as President of the University be referred 
back to the corporation.*' 

Subsequently, May 19, the corporation replied that ** they remain 
unanimously of the opinion that their action in electing Mr. Eliot is adapted 
to promote the best interests of the University." In the meantime a 
majority of the corporation had evidently come to the consciousness of the 
fad that youth is an objection to which time is constantly applying a 
remedy, while age is always advancing with increasing infirmities and disa- 
bilities. Old men will go on very well in the beaten track they have 
travelled for years, but for enterprise and vigorous action young men of 
ambition and elements of growth are much better. 

An informal vote wah taken at that meeting and resulted fifteen in the 
affirmative and nine in the negative. On a formal ballot, which imme- 
diately followed, the nomination was confirmed by a vote of sixteen to 
eight, and Mr. Eliot was declared elected. 

The wisdom of the choice has been proved by more than twenty years of 
successful adminbtration, during which the college has prospered as it never 
prospered before. 

What I have written in relation to Mr. Eliot is drawn from personal 
knowledge. About the time he was offered the position of superintendent 
of the Merrimack Mills I was one of the directors of the company, of whom 
I am the last survivor, and the offer is now known only to himself and to 
me. When he was chosen President of the college I was one of the Board 
of Overseers, serving the last year of ray first term by election of the Leg- 
islature, under the old but not the oldest system. Having been re-elected 
by the alumni under the new system, I continued to serve on the Board for 
six years thereafter while he was preparing the ground, planting the seed 
and developing of his ideas, the steady growth of which I have ever since 
watched with deep interest and with great pride for my Alma Metier, 

Mr. Eliot, with becoming modesty, attributes much of the success of the 
college during his administration to the circumstances of the times and the 
development of the nation in wealth, self-reliance and intelligence. It is 
DO doubt true that the condition of affairs has been favorable for his work, 
but that detracts nothing from the credit due to him, nor lessens the true 
estimate of his ability. He may be regarded as the fortunate man who, 
taking the college at the fiood-tide of affairs, has led it on to fortune, while 
in other less skillful hands it might have been '* bound in shallows and in 
miseries." The success of real ability is often attributed to good luck, but 
the difference between the lucky and the unlucky man is that the former 
takes advantage of opportunities and makes the most of them, while the 
latter lets them pass by unobserved and unused. 

Success always springs from the contact of favorable circumstances with 
fiiculty, as does the spark from the sudden contact of a fiint with the steel. 
Talent works in rich and fertile fields, while dullness is doomed to scratch 
in barren places. 



64 Shawe. [Jan. 

It was my intention in this article to point out the growth of the Univer- 
sity in all its departments, giving in detail the numerous changes, additions 
and improvements ini reduced during the past twenty years, and I collected 
much material for that purpose. But the quantity proved so great that I 
have not found time to spare from my official and public duties to properly 
digest and arrange the same, and have, therefore, concluded to lay it aside 
for the present, and to publish the article as it is. 



SHAWE. 

Commnnicated by Hon. M. F. Kino, of Portland, Maine. 

Mr. J. HoRSFALL Turner, of Idel, Bradford, Eng., contributes 
the following extracts from the Halifax, York, Register of baptisms 
of persons by the name Shawe. 

James filius Anthony de Ovenden Dec. 6 1590 
Anthony filius Anthony de Ovenden July 16 1592 
Joseph filius Anthony de Ovenden July 25 1593 
Anthony filius Anthony de Ovenden July 6 1595 
Mark filius Anthony de Oveudeu March 12 1597 
John filius Anthony de Ovenden March 16 1599 
Susannah filia Henry de Ovenden March 1587 
Joshua filius Henry de Ovenden June 6 1591 
Ruth filia Henry de Ovenden May 29 1595 
Grace filia Henry de Ovenden March 16 1599 
Ruth filia John de Ovenden March 9 1588 
Benjamin filius John de Ovenden February 1585 
Susan filia Cuthbert de Ovenden November 1586 
Martha filia Thomas de Overdeu September 9 1599 
Mary filia Gabriel de Halifax October 28 1599 
Richard filius Richard de Midgley December 1594 
Mary filia Richard de Warley 1588 

John filius Richard de Warley Aug 26 1599 
Richard filius Richard de Warley December 1 1601 
John filius Thomas de Hipperholme August 1586 
Ejffan filius Thomas de Hipperholme May 2 1588 
William filius Edward de Hipperholme March 1587 
Edward filius Edward de Hipperholme January 30 1596 
Sarah filia Thomas de Northouram April 9 1592 
Joseph filius Thomas de Northouram June 13 1596 
Mary filia Thomas de Northouram August 8 1596 
Jonas filius Thomas de Northouram June 5 1597 

He also notes the burial of children of Abraham Shawe, Martha 
bom 1623, on March 31, 1625, and John bom 1628, on April 12, 
1629. 

The wife of Abraham Shawe was Briggit, daughter of Henry 
Best of Ovenden, baptized April 9, 1592. She h^ sister Mary, 
bapt. Aug. 14, 1586, and brother John, bapt. March 10, 1587. 



1895.] Bngliah Aneestora of John Bent. 65 



THE ENGLISH ANCESTORS OF JOHN BENT, OF 

SUDBURY. 

By E. C. FiLTOy, Ewi., of Steelton, F^niujlTanUu 

John Bent, the first of the surname in New England, settled in 
Sndburj, and shared in the first and second divisions of land there 
in 1639 and 1640.* He is said to have been one of Maj. Simon 
Willard's troopers in the fruitless expedition against Ninigret in 
October, 1654. f His name appears in 1656 as one of the peti- 
tioners to the Greneral Court for a grant of the land which subse- 
quently formed the town of Marlborough. | He died in Sudbury, 
27 September, 1672, and seems to have been a prosperous and 
public-spirited man. His descendants settled during the seventeenth 
century In Marlborough, Framingham and Milton. The following 
details in regard to his English ancestors will certainly be of interest 
to his numerous descendants in America. 

The difficulty which exists in establishing the English homes of 
many of the early emigrants to New England does not confront us 
in the case of John Bent. His name occurs on the list of passengers 
sailing in the ship Confidence from Southampton, 24 April, 1638, 
now on file in the Public Record Office in London. § The record 
is as follows : — 

35. John Bent of Pen ton in the County of South' Husbandman. 
Martha his wife; Robert, William, Peter, Jokm and Ann their children; 
all under ye age of xij jeare8.| 

There is further mention of him in Letchford's Note JSook.H 
''John Bent of Sudbury in New England late ot Waybill in the 
County of Southampton husbandman makes a letter of Attorney 
unto his brother-in-law Will™ Baker of New Sarum in the County 
of Wiltes Plummer to receive & recover of and from WUl™ Cole of 
Waybill aforesaid husbandman the summe of twenty pounds of law- 
ful money of England w*^ he owes him by bond now in the hands 
of my sayd Attorney."** 

On this side of the Atlantic the files of the Middlesex County 
Courtff and of the Salem CourtJt give clear evidence as to the 
English home of John's mother Agnes. 

* Barry's History of Framingham. 

t Ibid. This may have been John's son John, who at the time of the expedition was 
nineteen. The father was fifty -eight, and it hardly seems probable that he was one of the 
expedition. 

I Hudson's History of Marlborough. 

I State Papers, Colonial, vol. ix.. No. 99. 

I The tige» given in the shipping list are incorrect. John was fbrty-fcwo instead of thfaty- 
ftve, and his eidet^t son thirteen at the date of their emigration. 

Y Page 293 of the printed edition. 

** In the shipping list John Bent is mentioned as being of Penton, while Letcbford makat 
him of Wayhil). Waybill is the name of a parish in which the hamlet of Penton or Pen- 
nington Orafton is situated. 

ft Barry's History of Framingham. 

tX Pntnam's Monthly Historical Magaxine, April— May, 1894. 



66 Ungliah Ancestors of John Bent. [Jan. 

The dwelling place of the emigrant in England being thus con- 
clufiively established, an examination of the Parish Registers at 
Waybill and of the Bent wills in the Registry at Winchester give 
very full and satisfactory information as to at least three generations 
of the family to which John Bent belonged. The Registers of the 
Parish of Waybill as now existing begin in 1564. The following 
are the entries which are of interest : 

1564. Edith Bent daughter of John Bent was baptized 16. September. 
1566. Edward Bent was buried 19. May. 

Robert Bent son of John was baptized 29. September. 
1568. David Bent son of John Bent was baptized 13. October. 
1570. Joan Bent daughter of John Bent was baptized 23. November. 

John Bent was buried 3. December. 
1572. Maria Bent was baptized 13. January. 
1574. Anna Bent widow was buried 15. July. 

Joan Bent daughter of John Bent was baptized 1 2. November. 
1577. Richard Bent son of John Bent was baptized 5. February. 
1579. Alice Bent daughter of John Bent was baptized 7. June. 
1582. Agnes Bent daughter of John Bent was baptized 27. February. 

1584. Henry Bent and Tbomasen Gowers were married 5. October. 

1585. John Bent was baptized 19. September and was buried 26. Sep- 

tember. 

1587. John Bent was buried 12. July. 

1588. Joan Bent widow was buried 7. September. 

1589. Robert Bent and Agnes Gosling were married 13. October. 

1590. Margery Bent daughter of Robert Bent was baptized 28. March. 

1591. Maria Bent daughter of John Bent was buried 30. January. 

1592. Richard Bent son of Robert Bent was baptized 7. May. 
1596. John Bent son of Robert Bent was baptized 20. November. 

1598. Maria Bent daughter of Robert Bent was baptized 24. September. 

1599. Maria Bent daughter of Robert Bent was buried 2. February. 
Denpis Bent daughter of Robert Bent was baptized 10. December. 

1602. Peter Bent was buried 18. May. 

Agnes Bent daughter of Robert Bent was baptized 16. July. 
1624.* Robert the son of John Bent bapt. Jan. 10. 
1626. William Baker and Deimis Bent married May the eighth. 

William Bent the son of John Bent was baptized the 24 of Oc- 
tober. 

1629. Peter the son of John Bent was baptized the 14 day of April. 

1630. Richard Barnes and Ann Bent were married the 11^ day of 

April. 
Richard son of Richard Barnes was baptized the 20^ of February. 

1631. Robert Bent was buried the 29 day of July. 

1635. John the son of John Bent was baptized the 24^ of Jan. 

The three wills following, which are given in abstract only, will 
be found to supplement and render clearer the entries on the Parish 
Registers. 

• The Register U evideotly defective for 1619, IS20, 1621 and 1622, as there arc bat three 
entriea in the four years. 



1895.] EnglUh Ancestors of John Bent. 67 

John Bent of Pen ton Grafton in the parish of Wayhill, 19. June 1588. 
Proved 18. Sept 1588. To the parish church at Wayhill twelve pence. 
To the poor man's box six shillings eight pence. Mj son Robert Bent. 
David Bent my son. Richard Bent my son. Edith Bent my daughter. 
Marie Bent my daughter. Joan Bent my daughter. Alice Bent my 
daughter. Agnes Bent my daughter. My son David aforesaid. My 
wife Eidith Bent executrix. Overseers my loving friends John Grace 
and Richard Cole. Witnesses Walter Waight, Robert Manfield, Henry Fan. 

Inventory £13. 0. 6. Consistory Court of Winton. 

Edith Bent of Calne in the county of Wilts widow, 15. June 1601. 
Proved 30. Sept. 1601. To the parish church at Calne four pence. To 
the poor man's box there four pence. My son Richard Bent My cousin 
Richard Bent son of Robert Bent My son in law John Williams wheat 
at Wayhill. My daughter Ann Street My daughter Joan Nash.* My 
son David Bent executor. Overseers Robert Tarrant of Clan field and 
Richard Cole of Pennington Grafton. Before Philip Roche vicar there, 
Richard Fowler clerk. Henry Pears, Nicholas Gawen, Richard Pester 
with others. Consistory Court of Winton. 

The inventory, dated 19 June, 1601, describes the testatrix as of 
Penton Grafton. 

Robert Bent of Penton Grafton in the parish of Wayhill. (No date and 
no Probate Act) To the church a noble. To the poor ten groats. My 
son Robert Bent My son John Bent His son Robert William the son 
of said John Bent Peter son of said John Bent Agnes daughter of said 
John Bent William Baker my son in law. My daughter Dennis his 
wife. Elizabeth Baker daughter of said William. Obadiah son of said 
William Baker. Their mother my daughter Dennis. My daughter Agnes 
Barnes. Her son young Richard Barnes. My daughter Jane wife of 
Robert Plimpton. Robert Plimpton their son. Thomas Plimpton their 
son. William Plimpton their son. Jane Plimpton their daughter. Eliza- 
beth Plimpton daughter of said Robert five pounds. My aunt Drew. My 
sister Agnes Street Joan Noyes my sister wife of William Nojes. Rest 
of goods to wife (not mentioned by name) whom I make ** executor." My 
son William Baker and his wife. My daughter Jane. The five pounds 
given to my cousin Elizabeth Plimpton. Neighbors Peter Noyes and 
Henry Tuncks overseers. Agnes Bent daughter of Richard Bent Mary 
Bent daughter of Richard Bent Witnesses George Tarrant Minister of 
Wayhill, Peter Noyes, Henry Tuncks. Consistory Court of Winton. 

Inventory dated 30. Aug. 1631. Amount £107. 1. 2. 

There are other Bent wills in the Registry at Winchester which 
have not been examined. That of Edward Bent, dated 1558, may 
be the will of the father of John, the grandfather of the emigrant 
John. The data given above wiU, however, make it easy for any 
one interested to construct a reasonably complete genealogy of the 
English forefathers of John Bent for the two generations preceding 
his coming to New England, besides establishing relationships with 
several families which emigrated at about the same time as he.f 

• Prohablv m mistake of copjist for Noyes. See Will of Robert. 

t A genealogy of the earlj generations of the New England family of Beet, by Allen H. 
Bent, Esq., is printed in the Rboistbh for July, 1894, page 288.— Eoitob. 



68 Belknap. [Jan. 



BELKNAP. 

Bj Abthub Amort Codman, Esq. 

Tms name appears to have been originally JSealknap. Jamie- 
son defines Beale or Beal, **a passage between hills; a narrow 
pass." Knap is a low hill or knoll. There is, perhaps, somewhere 
in England, in the immediate vicinity of a " narrow pass," a little 
hill which bears, or which once bore, the name of the Bealknap^ and 
which gave rise to this surname. "The Book of Dignities "mentions 
"1374 Robt, de Bealknap, aft. Sir R." In Rymer's Foedera, vol. 
vi., p. 623, is found the name of Robertns Bealknap, one of the 
King's ^^dilectes etjidelesy^ under date of A. D. 1369, An. 43. 
E. 3. In the same work, vol. x., p. 204, A. D. 1422, An. 10. 
H. 5, mention is made of Johane Bealknap, as the first-mentioned 
of four " Damoiselles de nostre Treschere Compaign6 " — evidently 
maids of honor to the Queen. In the same volume, p. 387, ap- 
pears the name of Grisell Bealknap. These ladies were probably 
daughters of Sir Robert, generally spoken of as Sir Robert Belknap 
— ^the only man of the name, of his generation, of whom I find 
record, Hume says, "Sir Robert Belknappe, Chief Justice of the 
Common Pleas," was one of the Judges appealed to by Charles II. 
to decide as to his right of restoration to the crown, and who be- 
cause they decided in the King's favor were declared guilty of high 
treason by the House of Peers, "after a very short interval, without 
hearing a witness, without examining a ikct, or deliberating on one 
point of law," Sir Robert Bealknap, Belknappe, or Belknap, was 
the first of four generations of knights, his son Hamon or Hamond, 
grandson Henry, and great-grandson Edward, having each been 
knighted. The blood of the first three of these flows in the veins of 
some of the best families of England, but unfortunately for the in- 
terest of the American Belknaps, they are, apparently, not descended 
from Sir Robert, for I find mention of only his son Sir Hamon ; — 
it is however, possible, of course, that Sir Hamon may have had 
brothers. Sir Hamon had three sons, but only one of them left an 
heir. "Sir Hamon Belknap left three sons, John, William and 
Henry, each of whom successively inherited this manor. The lat- 
ter, on the death of his brothers, «.p., becoming possessed of it, 
resided at Beccles in Sussex. He died in the third year of the 
reign of King Henry VII. leaving a son Edward and four daughters. 
He was succeeded in this manor by Edward, his son, who became 
a great warrior and a man of much public action, and was of the 
privy-council both to King Henry VII. and VIII. He resided at 
Weston in Warwickshire, and was afterwards knighted, and died in 
the 12th year of that reign, without issue ; on which his four sisters 
became his co-heirs." (^HaaiedCs Hist of Kent.') 



1895.] Probate Courts o/ Massachusetts. 69 

There are numerous references to the name of Belknap in the two 
histories of Kent, Philipott's and Hasted's, and occasionallj in some 
of the other County Histories, but they almost all refer to this 
knightly line who held a great number of manors. The only other 
Belknaps of whom I find mention in England are the following : — 
Philip Belknap, Mayor of Canterbury, died 1457, leaving, appa- 
rently, no son. Symon Belknap "of Knole, in Kent," is mentioned 
in the Visitations of Essex, but Hasted has no mention of him. 
In Blomefield's Norfolk, in the account of the church of Wareham, 
is mentioned the following inscription on one of the upper or cleres- 
tory windows, in old English lettering: — 

"Orate pro anima Willielmi Attehill. 
Pray for the soul of John Belknap, Gen." 

At Somerset House is the Will (dated 1599) of JosiasBelknappe 
''of Sebridg^^ co. of Harford" — Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. 
He mentions his brother, Bennett Belknappe, but no wife or child. 



PROBATE COURTS OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

By Hon. Oeobob Whitb, A.M., LL.B., Jadge of Probate and Insolvency for Norfolk 

Coanty. 

The article on the ** Probate Forms of Massachusetts," in the 
Register for July, 1894, reminds me of another important change 
in relation to the Probate Courts eflPected by legislation emanating 
firom the same source. 

Before 1859 the Judges of Probate were fixtures in their respec- 
tive counties ; as no provision of law existed for transacting official 
business in their absences. In earlier days when the business was 
small and the times for holding court, fixed by the Judges them- 
selves, were few and far between, the inconvenience was little felt ; 
and several judges continued in office for more than thirty years 
without absence firom their duties by reason of illness or otiberwise 
to any troublesome extent. 

But when the business was enormously enlarged by the great in- 
crease in population and wealth, and by additional jurisdiction fi:t)m 
time to time conferred by the Legislature, the inconvenience became 
real and serious. This was much intensified when, in 1858, the 
Legislature united the offices of Judge of Insolvency (established 
in 1856) and Judge of Probate, providing for one judge in each 
county to be ex-officio Judge of the Probate Court and Court of 
Insolvency. 

The Revised Statutes of 1836 contained a provision (Ch. 83, 
915) that when a Judge of Probate was intei^ested in any case, the 

VOL. XLIX. 7 



70 Probate Courts of Massa^huseHs. [Ja». 

same should be transferred to the most ancient adjoining county, 
except in Nantucket and Dukes County when it should be trans- 
ferred to Barnstable County. The Act of 1866, Ch. 284, establish- 
ing Courts of Insolvency, with one judge in each county, contained 
the following provision : 

Sec. 5. If any of said judges shall, from sickDess, absence or other 
cause, be unable to perform the duties required of him, in any case arising 
within his jurisdiction, or shall be interested in any such case, the duties 
required of him shall, if such case shall arise in the county of Dukes 
County or Nantucket, be performed by the judge of the insolvency court 
of Barnstable County; and if such case shall arise in any other county than 
Dukes County or Nantucket, such duties shall be performed by the judge of 
the insolvency court of that adjoining county having the least number of 
inhabitants according to the next preceding decennial census. (Acts and 
Resolves of Mass., 1856, Chap. 284, Sec. d.) 

But this did not meet the difficulty, even for the courts of insol- 
vency, to which alone it applied. The Judge must still be present 
to attend to his Probate business. 

When he was unable, by reason of sickness, absence or other 
cause, to perform his insolvency business, or was interested, the 
only judge who could take his place in the Court of Insolvency was 
the judge of that adjoining county having the least number of 
inhabitants, or in Dukes county or Nantucket by the judge of 
Barnstable County. 

A plan was devised by William A. Richardson, last Judge of 
Probate, and the first Judge of Probate and Insolvency for the 
county of Middlesex, by which the judges might interchange services 
and perform each other's duties, according to their mutual conveni- 
ences and arrangements, thus making the Probate Court and the 
Court of Insolvency, to a greater extent, impersonal courts, one of 
the most important distinguishing features of courts of record. 

This released the judges from being kept for life to their re- 
spective counties and enabled them to take vacations, with journeys, 
for health or recreation, to Europe or elsewhere, and provided for 
cases of long continued illness without worry and annoyance to 
themselves, and without disarranging or disturbing the business 
of the people. During the more than twenty-five years since that 
provision was enacted few of the judges have not felt and appr^ 
ciated its great benefits. 

It required considerable effort to secure the passage of an act to 
make the change. Judge Richardson drafted a Bill for carrying 
the plan into effect, and his friend and class-mate, Hon. John W. 
Bacon, then a senator from Middlesex county, introduced it into 
tjie Senate, where it passed exactly as drafted with the omission of 
an immaterial repeal section. When the Bill reached the House of 
Representatives some opposition was encountered. The allowing of 



1895.] The Snow Genealogy. 71 

judges, who had always been regarded as holding personal courts 
in their own names, to interchange services and perform each other's 
duties at pleasure, seemed so novel that many representatives at first 
could not agree to it. The Committee of Probate and Chancery 
reported it in a new draft, which was nothing more than the exact 
provisions of the fifth section of the act of 1856, establishing the 
courts of Insolvency above quoted, limiting the holding of courts in 
any coun^ in the case of absence, &c., to the judge of that county 
having the least number of inhabitants. The new draft was re- 
jected by the Senate and its own Bill adhered to. On return to 
the House the doubting members having been induced by further 
consideration and explanation to withdraw their opposition, the Bill 
passed and became a law. This legistation was combined in the 
General Statutes with the pre-existing provisions on the same sub- 
ject, as it now stands in the Public Statutes, Chapter 158, Sees. 
3 and 4. 

While the Bill was in preparation and during its passage. Judge 
Bichardson was earnest in devising the plan and zealous in securing 
its adoption by the Legislature. To Judge Richardson the people 
of Massachusetts are greatly indebted for its Probate system — for the 
simplicity and efficiency of its forms and proceedings, and for the 
enlarged jurisdiction of these Probate Courts which now have 
exclusive original jurisdiction in almost all questions arising in the 
settlement of estates. 

For the past twenty years Judge Richardson has been a Judge 
of the Court of Claims, and has done much to extend the jurisdic- 
tion and increase the usefulness of the distinguished Court, and ia 
at present its Chief Justice. 



THE SNOW GENEALOGY. 

By Mrs. Charles L. Aldbn, of Troy, N. T. 
[Continued from toI. xUii., page 190.] 

16. Thomas* Show (ifemt,* NxehoUu^)^ son of Mark and Jane (Prenee); 
Snow, born in Eastham, August 6, 1668, and died after 1732, for 
in that year his son Thomas Snow, Jr., is spoken of. He married' 
first, Hannah Sears, daughter of Lieat. Silas and Anna Sears ; she 
was born in Eastham, December, 1672, and died before September 
30, 1706, when he married his second wife, Lydia (Sears) Haimblin. 
She was daughter of Paul and Deborah (Wiliard) Sears. She was 
bom in Yarmouth, October 24, 1666, and married first, Kleaxur 
Hamblin, son of James Hamblin, 2d, of Harwich, born April 12, 
1668. The J had one child Elisha, bom Janoarj 26, 1697-^, mar- 



72 The Snow Genealogy. [Jan. 

ried Elizabeth Mayo. Ljdia outlived her husband Thomas Snow, 
and died early in the year 1748. We find no will or settlement of 
estate, and we can not give many particulars in regard to the first 
wife's children. *' Hannah Snow, wife of Thomas Snow, admitted 
to Harwich Church June 15, 1701," and her son Ebenezer was the 
first child baptized, March 30, 1701. " Lydia Snow was admitted 
to the Church July 7, 1707." Children, by the first wife: 

1. Euzabrth/ b. in Eastham, Oct. 25-^, 1693. Perhaps married her 
cousin Joslah' Snow (Joseph,* Nicholas*), Oct. 20, 1719. 
49. il. Mary, b. in Harwich, May 16, 1696. 
ill. JosiAH, b. in Harwich, Jan. 27, 1699. 
iv. Ebknkzer, b. In Harwich, Feb. 14, 1700. 
V. Hannah, b. in Harwich, March 21, 1702-3. 

By second wife: 

60. vi. Lydia, b. in Harwich, July 24, 1707. 

61. vli. Thomas, b. in Harwich, June 16, 1709. 

62. viii. Aaron, b. In Harwich, Feb. 16, 1710-11. 

ix. Ruth, b. in Harwich, Feb. 23, 1712-13; d. July 15, 1717. 

Harwich was incorporated 1694; began to be settled by settlers 
from Plymouth and Eastham as early as 1647. I would like further 
particulars in regard to this family. 

16. Lt. Prence* Snow (Mark* Nicholas^)^ son of Mark and Jane 
(Prence) Snow, born in Eastham, May 22, 1674; died in Harwich, 
July 7, 1742. He was selectman thirteen years. He married 

Hannah , ** whose father gave her land in Mansfield, Conn." 

Lt. Prence Snow, in his will, speaks of '' Beloved wife Hannah & 
she is to have the land her father gave her in Mansfield, Conn. 
His daughter Mary Burgess to have half the lot I bought of brother 
Nicholas Snow. To granddaughter Hannah Snow, daughter of 
Samuel Snow, dec*d. To grandson Mark Snow — ^son of sou Jabez 
— my gun. To grandson Prence Snow * ♦ * he to pay to grand- 
daughter Mary Snow &c. To son Jabez. To son Jonathan." 
Samuel Snow, his son, died in 1730, and his father was made 
guardian of his daughter Hannah, which guardianship after the 
death of Prence Snow, Sen., was transferred to his son Jabez. He 
was lieutenant in militia. He contributed £6 towards building the 
church at Harwich. They had, all born at Harwich : 

63. i. Jabez,* b. Nov. 7, 1699. 

ii. Hannah, b. Nov. 29, 1701 ; probably d. unm. before 174C. 

64. ill. Samuel, b. Dec. 16, 1703. 

iv. Mercy, b. Nov. 18, 1706; d. June 29, 1736. Published in Harwich, 
July 16, 1736, to Benjamin Sears, son of Samuel and Sarah (Mayo) 
Scars. He was b. in Harwich, Mass., June 16, 1706, m. in 1731, 
Ist, Lydia Ryder of Yarmouth, who d. 1733-4 ; m. 2d, Mercy Snow, 
who d. in 3lBt year of her af3:e. See gravestone in Brewster. She 
had son Heman* Sears, b. Harwich, June 18, 1736, bapt. June 20 
and d. Aug. 16, 1737. Benjamin Sears m. 3d, Abigail (Burgess) 
Sears. 

66. V. Prkncb, b. Oct. 16, 1703 (certainly a mistake, probably 1707). 

^^' vii. DavId?^' }^- ^^' ^^» ^^^» ^*^'*^ probably d. unm. before 1742. 

67. viii. MARY,'b. Sept. 10, 1712. 



* For all Sears items I am indebted to Sears Oen., S. P. May. 



1895.] Ifotes and Queries. 73 






NOTES AND QUERIES. 
N0TB8. 
Cjlft. Thos. Hobby's Company No. 6 of the Skcond RKODCBirr of Coknso- 

TICUT. — 

Serred 
Entered Senrioe. Diicharged. weeks, daji. Squm doe. 

Apr. 10, 1761 ElishA Perry Dec. 7, 1761 84 4 17 6 8 1 

12, 1761 Abel Sherwood Sept. 28, 1761 24 2 12 5 10 1 

11, 1761 Andrew Sherwood Sept. 29, 1761 24 4 12 5 8 1 

8, 1761 Nemiah Sherwood Dec. 7, 1761 34 6 17 8 6 | 

The above Abel Sherwood, b. Dec. 20, 1720, son of David (Isaac, Thomas) 
and Sarah (Meeker) Sherwood, died in the army between April 16 and Novem- 
ber, 1761, leaving issue Elijah, Abel, Hannah, Jemsha and Polly, and a widow 
Hannah, who before Feb. 12, 1762, married the above Ellsha Perry, by whom 
she had Chloe, Mllla, John, Amy and Anna. 

The above company was mustered at Horseneck, in May, 1761, and consisted 
of 100 effective men. 

The above Ellsha Perry served in Beardsley*s Company from Jan. 7, 1777 to 
April 5, 1781 ; and residence was North Fairfield. He was paid Jan. 1, 1781 to 
April 5, 1781. He was considered too old for active service, and so was placed 
on guard duty. William A. £. Thomas. 

TrinUy College, Hartford, Ct, 



JoY. — P. A. True of Salisbury, Mass., has found among the papers of the 
late Samuel Blaisdell Joy, a power of attorney executed, May 27, 1746, before 
Caleb Cushing, Jr., J. P., by which Samuel Joy of Salisbury, yeoman, consti- 
tutes his son Benjamin Joy, also of Salisbury, to be his true and lawful attorney 
to take possession of the lands in Hingham, Mass., *' which were granted or 
laid out to my Grandfather Mr. Thomas Joy late of said Hingham, Dec'd." 
The executor of this paper was doubtless Samuel,' son of that Samuel' of Bos- 
ton whose widow Ann (Pitts) married Benjamin Eastman of Salisbury in 1678, 
when Samuel,' her only child by the first marriage, was but seven years old. 
This SamueP was the ancestor of the Joys of Salisbury and Amesbury, and 
also of the Joys of Southeastern New Hampshire (Durham, Newmarket, Ports- 
mouth, New Durham and Madbury). James- Richard Joy. 

PlainfUld, N. J, 



Queries. 

Snow, &c. — Who were the parents of Sarah Smith who married, 15 Dec. 1690, 
Joseph' Snow (Joseph,* Nicholas*)? He died in 1704-5. Did she marry again? 
Can any one give the births and deaths and marriages of their children? Ben- 
jamin' Snow (Joseph,* Nicholas*), bom 1673, married Thankful Boreman, June 
16, 1700. Who were her parents? When and where was she bom and where 
did she die? They had Elizabeth, Thomas, James, Seth, Benjamin, Betty Hatch, 
Mary Pepper, Susannah Smith, Rebecca Snow, Jane Snow, Thankful Pitts. 
When were they bom and whom did they marry, and what families did they 
have? Sarah Snow' (Joseph,* Nicholas*), bom 1677, married 1699, Benjamin 
Young, and had Thankful 1700, John 1702, Daniel 1704. Were there any more? 
I would like further particulars whom they married, and their families. Buth 
Snow' (Joseph,* Nicholas*), bom 1679, married James Brown 1704, and had 
Joseph, Jesse, Zllpha, Ruth, Jane, James, George, Rebecca, Benjamin. All 
these In Eastham. I would like dates and further particulars as above. Who 
were the parents of James Brown? Stephen' Snow (Joseph,* Nicholas*), mar- 
ried 1705, Margaret Elkins, and had Margaret, Stephen, Lydla, Sarah, Elkins, 
Jane, Robert, John, Mercy, Ruth. When were these bom, whom did they 
marry and what families did they haye? Lydla Snow* (Joseph,* Nicholas*) 
VOL. XLIZ. 7* 



74 Jfei99 ^0ul Queries. [Jiii« 

married 1714, " James Llnkhomew ** (afterwards called Lincoln), and had James 
1716, Lydia 1718. Were there any others and what was their history? James* 
Snow (Joseph,^ Nicholas^), executor of his father's will 1717. Is there nothing 
more of him? Jane' or Mai^* Snow (Joseph,* Nicholas^) married a Hamilton 
and had at least Rebecca before 1717. Who wis he, who were his parents and 
what family did they have? 

Who were the parents of Tryphena Aofitln? Married Eliphalet Spencer of 
Saffleld, Ct., and lived in Great Harrington, Mass. ; parents, among others, of 
the prominent lawyer, Hon. Joshua Austin Spencer. Family tradition says 
Tryphena was daughter of Joshua Austin. If so, who was her mother and their 
parents? 

Who were the parents of Benjamin Clough? Served in Revolutionary war, 
tradition says from Hampefaire Co., Mass. He had a son Seth and a son Reuben 
married Docia Parks of ** a Massachusetts family." They went to New York 
State and settled first in Homer. He was a member of the *' Washington Be- 
nevolent Society.'* I would like to know more of this Society. 

Who were the parents of Hannah Beckwith who married George Chappell 
near 1744. They had a daughter Ruth, married Simeon Taylor. WMt was the 
attitude of this Chappell family towards the Revolution, friendly or otherwise? 

Just where is Joseph' Alden (John*) buried? Will no one try and find it and 
copy the inscription? How many daughters had he, and who were they? He 
mentions none of them in his will, but this was not unusual. Nicholas Snow. 
Mark Snow and others only speak of their sons, but Mitchell, in his History or 
Bridgewater, gives him two. I am inclined to think Sarah who married Joseph 
Crossman, and possibly Mercy who n)arried John Burrill of Weymouth and 
Abington, were his daughters, though Mercy may belong to David. When 
Jonathan' Alden (John*) died he left no will, but his estate was divided into seven 
parts. Two parts to John, eldest son ; and three sons and three daughters are 
spoken of. I have just found a deed acknowledging that they had received 
their share of their father^ estate, to John from Andrew, Jonathan, Sarah wife 
of Thomas Southworth, and Elizabeth wife of Edmund Chuidler. Wliere was 
^e third daughter? Was she dead? The descendants of this Sarah have snp^ 
posed iier daughter of David. See Sap^ment Alden Memorial. Who was 
this Edmund Chandler? Mas. Charles L. Auwn. 

4 Gale Place, 2V(^, y. T. 



Maltbt, Perry, Fountain, Chasb and Baker. — 

1. Joseph Maltby was bom about 1800, in Leeds, England; m. June 9, 1830^, 
by Noah Levlngs, in the old Sands St. Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., to Betsey Gold- 
smith Chase (b. Oct. 1805, in Danbury, Ct.), dan. of Obadiah and Amy or Ru- 
hamah (Perry; Chase. Mr. Wm. Hirst of Leeds was the witness. This Joseph, 
about 1832, went to Baltimore, Md., and then started to visit his brother Wil- 
liam in Tennessee. Any information regaixling this Joseph and his ancestors 
will be thankfully received. Also any information as to when and where he 
died will be thankfully received. 

2. Can any one tell me who was the first husband of Ruhamah or Amy 
Perry, daughter of Elisha and Hannah (Fountain) Perry ? She had a daughter by 
this marriage named Harriet, who was adopted by her second husband, Obadiah 
Chase. Ruhamah d. April 18, 1862, in New York City, aged 88 yrs. 9 mos. 25 
days, and she is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y., with her 
daughter Mrs. Betsey Goldsmith Maltby, who died Oct. 16, 1876, in Brooklyii> 
N. Y. 

8. The following entries appear on the Chnrch Records of Fairfield, Ct. : 

Hannah Fountain bap. May, 29, 1698 

Samuel son to Aaron Fountain bap. May, 29, 1698. 

Aaron & Moses sons to Aaron Fountain iMp. June 5, 1698. 

Hannah dan. to Aaron Fountain bap. June 5, 1698. 

Aaron Fountain bap. May, 26, 1700 

Aaron Fountain bap. May, 2, 1702 

Hannah Fountain wife of Aaron Fountain admitted into fullcottrnTUiion May, 
26, 1698 

This was during the ministry of Joseph Webb. 

Can any one state if the above Aaron was the same person, or the son of the 
person, who was in New London in 1688? 



1895.] Ifoies and Queries. 79 

On the Filridd Land Bocords tbere is further raentios of a John and a Wll- 
ttam as Dons of Aaroii. 

Any information concerning what became of the aboye family will be thanfe- 
fnlly received. 

4. Francis Baker, b. 1611 ; m. 1641, Isab^ dan. of William Twining. Was 
she the daughter of William and Annie (Doane) Twining, or of William and 
Elizabeth (Deane) Twining? 

6. Page 521, YoL II. Bolton's Westchester, 1M8, says that Isaac Chase m. 
liair* Holmes, dan. of Jonathan* (Jonathan,* JHyW of Bedford, 1710) and 
Dorothy Holmes. Can any one tell me if this Isaac was the son of Isaac Chase, 
and if he had Obadiah, Hannah, Isaac, Phebe, Mary, Sarah and John? 

6. Can any one tell me who the following married and where they were bom? 
Isaac* Chase, b. 9iarch 28, 1714. 

Isaac'Chase, b. Oct. 20, 1750. 

The line of the above rans William,^ WllliaiE,* John,* Isaac,* Isaac,* Isaac,* 
Obadiah who was dead July 1, 1819. 

7. Elizabeth — - — , m. between 1T20-1729, Aaron Fountain. Can any otte 
tM me who she was? 

8. Can any one state who the following married? They were the Issne of 
SUsha and Hannah (Fonntain) Perry : Bifllla or Millicent, John, Chloe, Ann« 
They lived somewhere near Danbnry, Conn. Ann m. Ist, Nov. 26, 1796, Lieut. 
James,* son of James* and Mary (Norton) LodLWood. The name of her second 
husband is especially desired. William A. B. Thomas. 

TrinUy ColUgt, Hartford, Ct. 



Murray. — Information of any kind regarding the following persons is desired. 

Joseph Murray married Hannah Pattlson, April 16, 1724. Children : Eliza- 
tyeth, b. Jan. 24, 1725; James, b. May 19, 1727; John, b. Jnly 2, 1729; Mary, b. 
Oct. 2, 1781; Elisha, b. March 19, 1734; Hannah, b. Jnly 27, 1786; Raba, b. 
March 12, 1789; Parthena, b. June 7, 1741; Joseph, Jr., b. Feb. 27, 1744, d. 
Jan. 18, 1815; Philemon, b. Ang. 2, 1746; Knnice, b. Jnly 16, 1749. 

Joseph Mnrray, Jr. married Isabella Bnmtt. Children : Andrew, b. Ang. 8, 
1770, d. March 18, 1853; Lncy, b. Feb. 8, 1772; John N., b. Nov. 5, 1773; 8ally, 
b. May 28, 1775 ; Harriet, b. Dec. 2, 1776 ; Anna, b. BCay 19, 1778 ; Betsy, b. 
May 18, 1786. 

Andrew Mnrray, son of Joseph, Jr., married Polly Bartlett, danghter of 
Ichabod Bartlett and Aznba Norton. They married and lived in Addison, Yt. 

120 JoraUmon St., Brooklyn^ N. Y. Archibald Murray, M.D. 



Parentage op Mart and Suzanna Kkowlbs. Information wanted, — The 
former, b. in 1765, d. Angnst 11, 1792, and is buried at Brooklyn, Conn. She 
married Francois Cssar Le Roy, a *' French gentleman,'* abont 1780, and had 
issne: Mary Frances-Loqnare-2dly Consolye; Snzannah Knowles-Metz ; Har- 
riet-Donnellv ; Francis C«sar, d.s.p., and his twin sister Ter6se Mary Charlotte- 

de Honle. Monsienr Le Roy married 2diy, Ennice, danghter of Monlton 

of , Mass. or Stafford, Conn., by whom there were seven daughters and 

three sons, some of whom were born at Sawpitts, Ct., now East Chester, N. T., 
and others in New York City. 

A grand-daughter, Caeserine Metz, married a consin, Charles Monlton, banker 
of New York and Paris, and their danghter Helen is the wife of Count Paul von 
Hatzfeld, German Embassador at the British Court, by whom there are Helen- 
%o Prince Maximillian Hohenlohe-Oehringen ; Mary-to his brother Prince Fred- 
erick ; and Herman, unmarried. 

Suzanna Knowles, b. 1764, d. at Bristol, Ct., May 16, 1842 ; m. Vine, son <^ 
Fanl Holt,* and his wife Sarah Welch, b. Feb. 26, 1770, at Hampton,— moved to 
Bristol, Conn., and died while temporarily absent at Willington, Ct., April 9, 
1828. As their eldest child, Joslah, and their second, Mary Scovill, were bap- 
tized at Brooklyn, Conn., in 1796 and in 1797 respectively, and their youngest, 
Ziba, at Bristol, Ct. in 1800, it is probable that they were married at or in the 
vicinity of the former place, but imperfect records fail to disclose such as a fact. 

It is surmised that Suzanna and Mary were children of Captain Chariea 
Knowles, who served during the Revolutionary war. He entered service as 
qwvtermaater of the Second Connecticut (Spencer's) regiment. May 9th, and 



76 ITbtes and Queries. [Jan. 

EcryeA until Dec. 10, 1775. The regiment was raised at or from the yiclnity of 
Middletown, Connecticut, bnt Captain Knowles's place of birth or residence was 
not recorded on the regimental muster rolls. Subsequently he served in Knox's 
and Crane's regiments of Continental Artillery (Massachusetts), from Sept. 
1776 to 1781, and later was transferred to the Corps of Artillery, and continued 

in service until Nov. 8, 1783. (Died , 1796), but all efforts to discover 

where he was born, where died, or where buried, have been fruitless so far. 

Any information to throw light on these points will prove invaluable towards 
perfecting the pedigrees of the descendants of the Knowles-Le Roy and Moul- 
ton-Le Roy marriages, and will be gratefully acknowledged by 

68 Cedar IStreei, Chicago, IlL B. J. D. Irwin, U. 8. A. 



Kent. — In D wight's Genealogy the statement is made that *' Col. Elihu Kent, 
bom Dec. 15, 1757, went with his father [Major Elihu Kent] into the revolutionary 
army and was captured on Long Island by the enemy, and confined for a long 
time as a prisoner of war in the old Sugar House in New York, where he suf- 
fered greatly. He was a farmer at Suffleld and kept a public house. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth Fitch of Lebanon, Conn." 

The above statement as to the birth and marriage of Col. Elihu Kent is en- 
tirely accurate. In the '* Recorde of Connecticut men in the war of the Revo- 
lution," however, no mention of Col. Kent's service is made, though the service 
of his father. Major Elihu Kent, is recorded. Can anyone give the authority 
for the statement in Dwight? (Miss) Emma C. King. 

** The Kingdom," Xenia, Ohio. 



JosiAH Wood. — Information concerning the relatives of Josiah Wood who 
went to Dorchester, New Brunswick, about 1790 to 1800. His father's name 
was Josiah Wood, and his mother's maiden name was Ruth Thompson. He 
had a brother Charles, a sister Eunice who married a clergyman, and two other 
sisters names not known. His mother, Ruth Thompson, was a daughter of 
Robert Thompson. Robert Thompson had a grant of lands in Nova Scotia, and 
his family (so far as known) consisted of a son Robert and three daughters, 
Desire, Ruth and Martha. Martha married Paton Murray. The families are 
believed to have lived in Connecticut, probably in New Haven or neighborhood. 

Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, Josiah Wood. 



James Jerauld, a Huguenot physician, came to this country and finally set- 
tled in Medfleld, Mass., the town records of which give the names and birth 
date of all his known children but one. When did he arrive in America? 
Where did he first settle, and where and when was his first child James bom? 
His wife was Martha Dupee. When and where did he marry her? Address 
Rev. S. L. Gerould, HoUis, N. H. 



Shepard. — Proof wanted of the correctness of Savage's statement, that 
Thomas Shepard of Maiden, who married, Nov. 19, 1668, Hannah Ensign of 
Scituate, was probably, or Wyman's positively, son of Ralph Shepard of Wey- 
mouth, &c., who died Sept. 11, 1693, aged 90, and Is buried in Maiden. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. Lucius M. Boltwood. 



Newton. — Information is desired concerning the ancestry and military record 
of John Newton whom tradition locates in Roxbury, Mass., Ellington, Conn, or 
StaiTord Springs, Conn. His wife was Ruth Bradley; one of his daughters was 
Hannah, who married for her second husband, Oct. 18, 1810, John Bowker King 
of Sumeld, Conn. Hannah (Newton) King died Aug. 8, 1872. 

ITie Kingdom,'' Xenia, Ohio. (Miss) Emma C. King. 



(( 



Church. — Can any one give me the date and place of birth, parentage and 
marriage of Simeon Church who died In Chester, Conn., Oct. 7, 1792, in 84th 
year; and of Jonathan and Samuel Church, early settlers of Granville, Mass.? 

Grand Rapids, Mich. Lucius M. Boltwood. 



1895.] 2fote8 and Queries. 77 

Green. — Who can give me the birth place, parentage, early residence and 
birth of children of Timothy Green, born Ang. 9, 1723, who married Eunice 
Ellsworth, bom March 29, 1717, and died in Amherst, Mass., Nov. 1, 1796, a. 
73? It is only known that he had a son Timothy, bom Jan. 4, 1748, who died 
in Amherst, Mass., Sept. 7, 1821, a. 73. Lucius M. Boltwood. 

Grand BapidSj Mich. 



Dickinson. — ^Wanted, the date and place of birth and parentage of Esther 
Fowler, who married, Jan. 15, 1761, Natlian Dickinson of Amherst, Mass., and 
there died March 15, 1803, a. 63. Lucius M. Boltwood. 

Grand Rapids^ Mich. 



PncLET. — Information wanted of descendants from Isaac Pixley, who died 
at Great Barrington, Mass., ai>ont 1791, leaving several children. His house at 
Great Barrington was bnraed in 1788. £. Hooker. 

289 Gates Ave. Brooklyn, N. J. 



Barnrs.— Correspondence is solicited from the descendants of Timothy Barnes 
or Barns, who was born in 1741, at Hartford, Conn., and died in 1825, at Litch- 
field, in the same state. His wife's name was Ennice Munson. 

Sh^jgield, Pa. Byron Barnes Horton. 



Richardson-Clark. — Asa Richardson and his wife Lacy Clark lived at Nor- 
wich, Conn., abont the time of the Revolution, and later (perhaps about 1800) 
moved to Vermont, and settled at Montpelier with their children. Asa Richard- 
son had been a soldier in the Revolution in a Connecticut regiment. I should 
be glad to learn who were the parents, etc., of the above-named. 

80 Washington Square, New York, X. Y. S. Sherwood. 



Clat. — Information is desired of the parentage and birthplace of Captain 
James Clay who married at Rehoboth, Mass., 9 February, 1744, Lydia Walker, 
and represented that town in the General Court of Massachusetts, 1763-1769. 
He was later of Putney, Vermont, where he died 3 August, 1798. 

733 WalmU Street, Philadelphia, Pa. J. Oranyillb Leach. 



Cathakixe Ransom.— Can anyone supply the ancestry of Catharine Ransom 
who married in 1735 Samuel Lord, born 1705, son of Thomas and Mary (Lee) 
Lord of Lyme, Conn. George E. Maltbt. 

New Haven, Conn. 



Replies. 

Dr. Ezekiel Dodge Gushing. — In looking over an article by Ebenezer Alden 
upon Dr. Ezekiel Dodge Gushing, that appears on page 180 of the Register for 
April, 1847, I find it stated that John Gushing, bom in 1627, son of Mathew, 
married Sarah, daughter of Nicholas Jacob. I am very sure that this is an 
error, as by my record of the Cushings I find that John Gushing married Sarah, 
a daughter of Mathew Hawke, and that it was his brother Mathew who mar- 
ried Sarah, a daughter of Nicholas Jacob. 

Thinking this error might perhaps mislead parties who read the article, and 
were in search of some genealogical fact, I have taken the liberty to correct the 
error. L. B. Gushing. 

Newburyport, Mass. 



Historical Intelligence. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 



78 Societies and their Proceedings. [Jan. 

especially service under the U. S. Goyemment, the holding of other offices, 
gradaation from college or professional schools, occopation, with places and 
dates of births, marriages, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full If possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

B(mg8.—T\iQ History and Genealogy of the Bangs Family is being compiled 
by Dean Dudley, Esq. , of Montrose, Middlesex County, Mass. This notice has 
'been published in the Register before, as Mr. Dudley is a family historian of 
long experience, and has been gathering material for the Bangs family book 
ever since 1^49. 

He inserted a tabular pedigree in the Register, vol. viii., page 869, and an- 
other genealogical article of the Bangses in vol. x., pp. 157-9. This work will 
be well illustrated and bound In one volume. 

Barnes. — ^The descendants of Timothy Barnes, or Bams, of Connecticut are 
requested to correspond with Byron Barnes Horton, Sheffield, Pa. 

Cleveland or CZeave^ami.— Edmund J. Cleveland, Hartford, Ct., has now ready 
for the press a genealogy of this family. The work is the result of years of 
labor, and a large outlay of money. It will be printed, when enough sub- 
scribers to defray the expense are obtained, in two volumes, illustrated with 
portraits, and the edition will be UuUted to six hundred copies. The work 
will make about 2000 pages, printed on flue paper, large octavo, and will be 
handsomely bound in cloth, gilt top, and will be furnished to subscribers 
at $15 a set. Subscriptions should be addressed to Edmund J. Cleveland, 43 
Beacon St., Hartford, Ct. 

Livingston.— T)ie Rev. William Farrand I^ivingston, 187 State Street, Augusta, 
Maine, is preparing a histoiy and genealogy of the Livingston family in America. 
Any information relating to the ancestry of the family and descendants, both 
Uving and dead, will be gratefully received. Correspondence is solicited from 
aU persons interested, and those able to furnish material are requested to for- 
ward names, dates and other facts to Mr. Livingston for incorporation in the 
volume. 

Mason. — A genealogy of the descendants of Major John Mason, first deputy 
governor of Connecticut, is in preparation. Communication from members of 
the family is desired. L. B. Mason, 60 Lexington Ave., New York City, 

Munson. — The Munson Record, a family history, was begun in 1882, and since 
then, excepting about two years, it has been the one employment of the his- 
torian. Rev. Myron A. Munson. A prospectus has been issued by the Committee 
on Publication, of which Richard H. Greene of New York Is chairman, for 
publishing the work by subscription. It is estimated that the work will make 
about 1250 pages. The work will be handsomely printed and illustrated. It 
will make two volumes, and the subscription price will be $10 in cloth, or $9 
in paper. Subscriptions received by the treasurer, Jared H. Munson, secretary 
of the committee, No. 60 Broadway, New York City, who will send applicants 
a detailed circular. 

Street. — Mrs. Mary A. Street, Exeter, N. H., corresponding secretary of the 
Street Family Association of England and America, has compiled for the asso- 
ciation a genealogy of this family which is ready to put into the printer's hands. 
The book will make 500 pages, including the index. Mrs. Street will send cir- 
culars to applicants. 



SOCIETIES AND THEIR PROCEEDINGS. 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Boston, MassachusetUy Wednesday, October 8, 1B94.'-A stated meeting was 
ilield this aft<imoon at three o'clock, in the hall of the Boston University, 12 
Somerset street. In the alienee of President Claflin, Hon. Feleg Emory Aldrich, 
f44-J); W4I0 chosen president |>ro tern. 



1895.] Societies and their Pt*oceedvng^.- 79' 

BdwiQ D. Mead, editor of the JV^ England Magntint^ read A paper on ** New 
England and the English Commonwealth." Remarks were made by Rev. Anson 
Titos. Seven resident and one corresponding members were elected. Reports 
of the Conncll were read by the secretary, Gko. A. Gordon. 

John Ward Dean, the librarian, reported that 64 volumes and 84 pamphlets 
had been presented to the Society since the last meeting. 

Rev. £. H. Bylngton, D.D., the historiographer, reported the deaths of four- 
teen members, namely, Ira J. Patch, of Salem, who died June 7 ; Charles A. 
Greene, M.D., of Arlington, who died Jane 15, aged 70; Rev. John Cordner, 
D.D., of Boston, died June 23, aged 78; David Pulsifer, A.M., died at Augusta, 
Me., A-ug. 9, le. 92; Joseph Burnett, of Southboro*, died Aug. 11, aged 74; 
Matthew A. Stickney, of Salem, died Aug, 12, aged 89; James W. Converse, of 
Boston, who died Aug. 26, aged 86 ; William Edward Coffin, of Boston, who 
died Aug. 27, aged 82; Daniel Ravenel, of Charleston, S. C, who died Sept. 4, 
aged 60 ; Ellsha C. Leonard, of New Bedford, who died Sept. 7, aged 75 ; Hon. 
Ariel S. Thurston, of Elmlra, N. Y., who died Sept. 23, aged 84; Samuel H. 
Gookln, of Boston, who died Sept. 23, aged 74; Frederick D. Allen, of Boston, 
who died Sept. 28, aged 86 ; Rev. Grlndall Reynolds, D.D., of Concord, who 
died Sept. 30, aged 72. 

Kovemhtr 7. — A stated meeting was held at 12 Somerset street, at 3 o*clock, 
P.M. The Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, D.D., was chosen to preside. 

William R. Thayer, A.M., editor of the Harvard Oraduates Magazine, read a 
paper on ** John Harvard and the Founding of Harvard College." Remarks 
from Rev. E. H. Bylngton, D.D., followed. 

The report of the Council was read by the secretary. 

Eight resident members were elected. 

The librarian reported the receipt of 20 volumes and 21 pamphlets as donations. 

The historiographer reported the death of three members, namely, James 
Anthony Fronde, LL.D., of England, who died Oct. 20, aged 76 ; Peter Thacher, 
A.M., of Newton, who died Oct. 21, aged 84; Samuel H. Russell, of Boston, 
who died Oct. 24, aged 71. 

December 5. — A stated meeting was held at three o'clock this afternoon. CoL 
Eben F. Stone was chosen president pro tem. 

Charles S. Ensign, LL.B., read a paper on ** Jonathan Gilbert, the grandfather 
of Gov. Jonathan Belcher." Remarks were made by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. 

Hon. Alexander H. Rice, LL.D., offered resolutions on the death of Hon. 
Robert C. Wlnthrop, which he Introduced with some remarks, which are 
published in full in the Boston Transcript, Dec. 7. The resolutions were unani- 
mously adopted by a rising vote. 

Ten resident members were elected. 

A nominating committee, consisting of George S. Mann, Thomas Weston, 
A.M., Aaron Sargent, Warren B. Ellis and Charles F. Mason were elected by 
ballot. Austin J. Coolldge and Henry £. Woods were appointed a committee 
to audit the treasurer's account. 

William S. Stevens, M.D., the corresponding secretary, made his report. 

The librarian reported that 14 volumes and 57 pamphlets had been presented 
during the last month. 

The historiographer reported the death of one member, Hon. Robert C. Wln- 
throp, LL.D., of Boston, who died Nov. 16, aged 85. 

Old Colony Historical Society. 

Taunton, Mass., Tuesday, July 31, 1894,— A. quarterly meeting was held in 
Historical Hall this evening, the president. Rev. S. Hopkins Emery, D.D., in 
the chair. 

Fourteen members were elected. 

Mr. Edward W. Porter, the historiographer, reported the deaths of three 
members, namely, Henry Baylies, who died at Maiden, Dec. 15, 1893, aged 71; 
Capt. William Mason Hale of Taunton, who died July 2, 1894, in his 72d year; 
and Alfred Wood Paul of Dlghton, died July 23, 1894, in hU 72d year. 

Capt. John W. D. Hall, the librarian, reported the quarterly donations. 

Friday, Oct. 25, — A quarterly meeting was held this evening, President Emery 
in the chair. 

The president made a brief address. 



80 Societies and their Proceedings. [Jan. 

The historiographer read memorials of Horatio Leonard Cnshman, who died 
Sept. 12, and of Messrs. Mason and Paul, whose deaths were reported in Jaly. 
The secretary read a notice of Mr. Baylies ; Leonard B. Ellis read a biographi- 
cal sketch of Elisha Clarke Leonard of New Bedford, who died Sept. 7, in his 
75th year ; and the president read notices of Mrs. Delight Carpenter Reed, who 
died May 11, in her 66th year, and Mrs. Eleanor Sherboume, who died Jane 10, 
in her 78tli year. 

Resolutions were passed on the deaths of Messrs. Leonard and Cushman, two 
of the trustees of the Society. 

Ten members were elected*, and a nominating committee was appointed. 

The librarian made his report of donations received during the last quarter. 

Maine Historical Society. 

Portland, Thursday, September 6, 1894. — This Society enjoyed its annual 
Field Day excursion by a trip to Pemaquid, by invitation of the Lincoln County 
Historical Society. 

The morning train from Portland brought a large number of members of the 
Society, and additions to the party were made at Wlscasset and Newcastle. At 
the latter place carriages were in waiting, and soon after ten o'clock the long 
procession started for Pemaquid. After a ride of fifteen miles the party reached 
Pemaquid at about noon. At the Jamestown Hotel a most excellent dinner was 
provided by the Lincoln County Historical Society. After dinner an oppor- 
tunity was given for inspecting the old ruins which are now the property of 
the Pemaquid Monument Association. Much work has been done by way of 
excavation to show the method of construction. At the old fort a platform had 
been built on the top of the great rock in the centre of the corner bastion. 
Here President John M. Glldden of the Lincoln County Society, in a brief 
speech introduced President James P. Baxter of the State Society. Mr. Baxter 
thanked the Lincoln County Society for its hospitality. He read a letter from 
Hon. James W. Bradbury of Augusta, regretting his absence on the occasion. 
Speeches were made by Hon. Rufus K. Sewall, secretary, and Hon. Henry In- 
galls, president of the Pemaquid Monument Association; and by Rev. £. C. 
Whlttemore, representing the Lincoln County society. 

The party returned to Newcastle, where a meeting for the reading of papers 
was held the next day, Sept 7th, in the Congregational Church. In the absence 
of President Baxter, Gen. John Marshall Brown presided. 

Rev. Dr. Henry S. Burrage, editor of Zlon*s Advocate, Portland, read a paper 
on " The First Mention of Pemaquid in History " ; and Rev. Henry O. Thayer 
one on " The Facts Definitely Known concerning Pemaquid prior to 1625." 

Rhode Island Historical Society. 

Providence, Tuesday, October 2, 1894, — A quarterly meeting was held this 
evening, the president, Hon. Horatio Rogers, in the chair. 

Ten members were elected. 

The action of the library committee in securing copies of Rhode Island manu- 
scripts in the Archives division of the U. S. Department of State at Washing- 
ton, was approved. 

The president of the Society, Judge Rogers, commended the publication com- 
mittee for printing copies of two manuscripts having a direct bearing on the 
question why Rhode Island took no part in the Constitutional Convention of 
1787. 

The librarian announced the gift to the Society of a remarkable collection of 
New York and Boston newspapers. 

October 30, — A stated meeting was held this evening. President Rogers in the 
chair. 

Thomas H. Murray, editor of the Lawrence Sun-Ameiican, read a paper en- 
titled " Some Early Irish Members of the Society of Friends in Rhode Island." 

November IS. — A stated meeting was held this evening. 

Rev. Oliver Dyer read a paper on ** The Presidential Career of Andrew 
Jackson." 



1895.] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. 81 



NECROLOGY OF THE NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 

Prepared by the Historiogrmpher, Rev. Ezra Hott Btixoton, D.D., of Newton, Man. 

The sketches of deceased members prepared for the Rboistbr are of 
Decessity brief, because the space that cao be appropriated is quite limited. 
All the materials for more extended memoirs which can be ^thered are 
preserved in the archives of the Society, and they will be available for use 
in preparing the ** Memorial Biographies,*' of which four volumes have 
been issued and a fifth volume is in press. The income from the Towne 
Memorial Fund is devoted to the publication of these volumes. 

RoBBST Charucs WoniiROP, A.M., LL.D., of Boston, a Life Member of this 
Society, was bom in Boston, Biiay 12, 1809, and died in Boston, November 16, 
1894. He was a descendant in the sixth generation from the great Paritaa 
leader. Governor John Wintbrop, the true founder of the Colony of Massachu- 
setts Bay. The family of Winthrop was an ancient and honored family in 
England. Groton manor, near Lavenham, came into the possession of Adam 
Winthrop, the second of the name, in 1548. This manor descended to Governor 
John Winthrop, who is said to have bad an income, when be left England, 
equivalent In onr day to between three and four thousand pounds per annum. 
His son, commonly called ** John Winthrop the younger," was one of the most 
accomplished scholars of his time, and for nearly twenty years Governor of 
Connecticut. His son. Chief Jnstice Winthrop, is spoken of by Judge Sewall 
in his diary as ** the great stay and ornament of the Council, a very pious, pru- 
dent, conragcous New England man." His son was an active meml)er of the 
Boyal Society, a graduate of Harvard College of 1700, and died near London in 
1747. John S. Winthrop, of the next generation, was an excellent business man, 
who was graduated from Tale College 1737, and died in New London 1776. 
Lieut. Governor Thomas Lindall Winthrop was bom in New London, March 6, 
1760, gradnated from Harvard College in 1780, and died in Boston, Feb. 21, 1841. 
He was for six years Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, and for many years 
President of the Massachusetts Historical Society. I do not know that we have 
had in New England so remarkable a family history — such a succession of men 
of great ability, for half a dozen generations — ^graduates of Harvard or of Tale; 
a succession which shows us in the sixth generation one of the most eminent 
and accomplished men of bis time — the eloquent orator, the statesman of broad 
and comprehensive views, the philanthropist, the man of letters. 

Mr. Winthrop entered the Boston Latin School in 1818, and was graduated 
at Harvard College in 1828. He studied Uw in the office of Daniel Webster, and 
was admitted to the bar in 1831. In 1834 he was chosen a representative to the 
General Conrt, and four years later was elected Speaker of the House of Repre- 
sentatives. He was a member of Congress for ten years from 1840, and in 
1848-9 was Speaker. He was defeated as a candidate for Speaker in 1850, by 
two votes, after more than sixty balloUngs. The same year he was appointed 
a senator by Gov. Davis to succeed Daniel Webster. He was an unsuccessful 
candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1851, and in 1854 he was chosen 
one of the Presidential Electors. This was the last political office which he 
held. 

He published *'The Life and Letters of John Winthrop," in two volumes, 
and three large volumes of speeches and addresses. These are one hundred 
and eighty in number, covering the period from 1835 to 1879. Among the most 
notable of bis public addresses was the oration on the laying of the comer-stone 
of the National Washington Monument in 1848; on the Life and Services of 
James Bowdoin in 1849 ; the Obligations and Responsibilities of Educated Men, 
before the re-union of Harvard University in 1852, and the oration at Torktown 
on the one-hundredth anniversary of the Surrender of Lord ComwaUls. The 
oration on the completion of the Washington monument. A recent privately 
printed volume of reminiscences. In 1845 be made bis great speech in Congress 
against the Annexation of Texas, and in 1850 he delivered his last important 
apeech in the Senate in opposition to the f ngitive^lave law. 

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82 Ifecrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [Jan. 

Mr. Wlnthrop was President of the Massachasetts Historical Society for 
thirty years : President of the Peabody Education Fond ; a member of the 
American Antiquarian Society, The Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a large 
number of other societies. 

He received the degree of Doctor of Laws from Bowdoin College, and from 
Harvard University, and at a later date from the University of Cambridge. 

Mr. Winthrop was thrice married. Two sons and a daughter by his first 
marriage survive him. 

At the meeting of this Society Dec. 5, 1894, the Hon. Alexander H. Rice, LL.D., 
made some remarks on Mr. Winthrop's character, and offered the following 
resolution, which was passed : — 

Besolved, That the New-England Historic, Genealogical Society desires to 
place upon its records its high appreciation of and testimony to the exalted 
character, intellectual endowments and disinterested usefulness of its recent 
member, the Honorable Robert Charles Winthrop, whose long connection with 
this society was one of honor and usefulness ; and to express its mournful 
sympathy not only with his surviving relatives, but with the people of Massa- 
chusetts and of the whole country, in the loss of a citizen universally beloved 
and renowned. 

James Anthony Froude, M.A., LL.D., of London, was bom In Darlington* 
Devonshire, England, April 23, 1818, and died October 20, 1894. 

Like most other distinguished literary men in England, of this generation, Mr. 
Froude was very much interested in this country. He made two visits to the 
United States, the one most remembered in 1872, when he made an extended 
lecturing tour. He was a membor of a number of societies in America. He 
was elected a corresponding member of this Society, December 1, 1886, and an 
honorary member October 1, 1890. 

Mr. Froude was the son of a clergyman. Archdeacon Froude, of Totnes, and 
was educated at the Westminster School, and at Oxford, where he took his 
bachelor's degree in 1840, and won the Chancellor's English prize essay in 1842, 
the subject being " The Influence of the Science of Political Economy on the 
Moral and Social Welfare of the Nation." He was elected to a Fellowship in 
1842, and was ordained a deacon in the Established Church in 1844. He was at 
•that time interested in the tractarian movement at Oxford under Newman, and 
ithe other great leaders, and he contributed to its literature in his ** Lives of 
•the Saints." But there came a sudden change after a few years, and in 1848 he 
published ** Nemesis of Faith," a book which made a stir, and lost its author 
.the Fellowship, and a valuable position as an educator, and brought him the 
condemnation of the Church. He had little interest in clerical work at any time, 
but continued **in orders" until 1872, when the passage of the Clerical Disa- 
bilities Act gave him the occasion for a formal renunciation of the ministry. 

For the li^er part of his life Mr. Froude was devoted to literature. Few 
men of his time were more fully equipped than he, and he was able to work with 
^great rapidity. He produced a large number of books, some of them of the 
first rank. He made his mark first as a writer for Fraser's Magazine, and his 
briUiant articles were collected in the volumes entitled *' Short Studies on Great 
Subjects," which were eagerly read by thoughtful young men twenty-five years 
ago. His Magnum Opus, the ** History of England from the fall of Cardinal 
Wolsey to the defeat of the Spanish Armada, a work in twelve volumes, 
•occupied him about fifteen years, to the year 1870. These volumes arc especi- 
ally valuable for the minute information which they give of the condition of 
the English people of that period, and for the abundant use which he made of 
originiu documents from the English Archives. They are among the most de- 
lightful histories in our language, although they have not led the readers of 
h&tory to adopt his views in respect to Queen Elizabeth, or to reverse their 
own judgments concerning Henry YIII. A recent critic has said that " Mr. 
Fronde's portrait of the King represented him as an exemplary gentleman who 
had six very bad wives." 

Of his later historical works I should mention his '* Divorce of Catharine of 
Arragon," the "Spanish Story of the Armada," "Becket," "Caesar," "The 
English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century," and " The Life of Erasmus," 
published just before his death. He was also the author of several volumes of 
a diflbrent character, such as- " Oceanlca," a narrative of his voyage to Austra- 
lia; the " English in the West Indies," " John Banyan," "Lord Beaconsfield, 



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"Reminiscences of Thomas Carlyle," **The First Forty years of the Life of 
Thomas Carlyle," and ** Carlyle's Life in London." 

Mr. Fronde deserves to rank among the foremost of the great English his- 
torians of tliis century, Macaulay, Stabbs, Freeman, and Green, all of whom I 
believe have now passed away. His period of authorship extended over fifty 
years, and the number of his volumes was not much short of sixty. He wrote 
too rapidly to do the best work. He was industrious and enterprising in bis 
researches, but he lacked the judicial mind so essential to a historian. He was 
constitutionally a partisan, and his views of the events of history were apt to 
be colored by his personal prejudices. 

He was made the rector of St. Andrew's in 1869 ; and he was appointed by 
Lord Salisbury Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford in 1892, after 
the death of Prof. E. H. Freeman, who had succeeded Prof. Stubbs. Lord 
Rosebery will not find it an easy task to select a man worthy to succeed, in that 
chair, three such historians as Stubbs, Freeman and Fronde. 

Francis Minot Weld, A.M., M.D., of Jamaica Plain, was bom in Dalton, 
l^ew Hampshire, January 17, 1840, and died at Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 
December 31, 1893. He was elected a resident member of this Society, Novem- 
ber 6, 1889, the second of the same name on our roll. 

Dr. Weld traced his family line through four generations. His father was 
Thomas Swan Weld, of Dalton, N. H. His grandfather was William Gordon 
Weld. His great-grand-father was Eleazer Weld. And his ancestor of the 
next generation was John Weld. His parents removed from New Hampshire 
to Jamaica Plain while he was a boy. He was prepared for college at the Eliot 
School, and entered at Harvard College in 1856. He was graduated with high 
rank in 1860. He entered the Medical School and pursued his studies there 
about two years, when he entered the service of the United States as a 
surgeon. He served at the Naval Hospital, Chelsea, and at the Port Hospital, 
Grafton, West Virginia. In January, 1863, he was assigned to the monitor 
Nantucket. In December he was ordered to the frigate Wabash. He thought it 
best, however, to resign his commission, and take time to complete his medical 
studies. He was graduated in March, 1864, and was soon after commissioned 
as a snrgeon. He served in General Grant's campaigns of that year. He was 
iidth General Terry's corps at Fort Fisher, and then joined General Sherman's 
army near Raleigh. He was at different times brigade and division surgeon, 
and had charge of various field and port hospitals. 

When he was mustered out of service, September 21, 1865, he returned to 
Jamaica Plain and I)egan the practice of his profession. A year later he en- 
gaged in business in New York. After a time he returned to the practice of 
medicine, and was attending and consulting physician in various hospitals and 
dispensaries. 

In 1872 (April 11) he married Fanny Elizabeth Bartholomew, who survives 
him. They had three children, two sons and a daughter. 

He retired from practice in 1887 and made his home in Jamaica Plain. He 
was a meml)er of a number of organizations, to which he gave much of his 
time. He was especially active in the formation of the New York Harvard 
Club, and served as its president. From 1882 to 1889 he was an overseer of 
Harvard College. He received the degree of M.A. in 1871. 

Samuel James Bridge, A.M., of Boston, a resident member of this Society, 
was bom in Boston, June 1, 1809, and died at the Norfolk House, Roxbury, 
November 6, 1898. 

Like so many other eminent men of Boston, Mr. Bridge was descended from 
a Puritan ancestry. John Bridge, the first of the name in New England, came 
with the Braintree Company, and was assigned to Cambridge in 1632. He was 
bom in Essex County, England, about the year 1578. He was a near kinsman 
of a distinguished non-conformist divine of Norwich, who was an author, and 
a prominent member of the Westminster Assembly. He became a leading man 
in Cambridge, — was the first deacon of the church, organized in 1635 ; and was 
for twelve years one of the ** Townsmen,** as the selectmen were then called. 
In 1637 he represented the town in the legislature, and was a member of that 
body four successive years. He was frequently employed in the settlement of 
estates, and in determining the boundaries of towns. The subject of this sketch 
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Puritan, which stands in that part of Cambridge Common near the janction of 
North Avenue and Waterhouse Street, looking toward the College grounds. It 
is believed that this was the first statue of a Puritan pioneer erected In New 
England. 

The five generations between John Bridge and Samuel James Bridge included 
a large number of eminent men. Matthew of the second generation lived in 
Lexington, and was a large landholder there, and an active and pabUc-spirited 
citizen. His son was a soldier in King Philip's war, and was prominent in the 
church and in his native town. One of them was a pioneer in the settlement 
of Dresden, Maine. The Bridge Genealogy includes in its direct and collateral 
branches, ** eminent lawyers, clergymen, physicians, an attorney general of the 
United States, Judges of the highest courts, foreign ministers, a member of the 
cabinet, and a president of the United States. 

Samuel James Bridge was the son of Samuel Bridge, who was bom in Dres- 
den, Maine, November U, 1778. He lived in Boston for many years, and was 
a member of the firm of Shaw, Baker & Bridge. Later in life he removed to 
his native town of Dresden, Maine. His son Samuel James was educated in 
the public schools, and was ^ent at the age of twelve to Wiscasset, Maine, and 
placed under the tuition of Rev. Dr. Packard. He completed his preparation 
for college in the Latin School in Boston, but the lack of money prevented him 
from entering. He became a business man in Boston, and accumulated a large 
fortune, which he used in promoting various important public enterprises. In 
1841 he was appointed Principal Appraiser in the Custom House in Boston. 
After twelve years' service there he was made Appraiser General of the Pacific 
Coast, and continued to serve seven and a half years. His work consisted of 
the supervision of all the customs on the Pacific Coast, including Calif omia, 
Oregon and Washington. 

He retired from business a number of years ago, and spent his summers at 
the old home in Dresden, Maine. He travelled extensively in all parts of the 
World. 

He was never married. Harvard College conferred upon him the degree of 
Master of Arts in 1880. 

David Brain ard Weston, of Charlestown, Massachusetts, was born in Lon- 
donderry, Vermont, May 29, 1815, and died in Boston, Dec. 22, 1893. He was 
educated in the public schools, and at Lawrence Academy, Groton. His father 
died when he was very young, and he was left, more than most young men, to 
make his own way in the world. He became a useful and prosperous citizen 
of Charlestown, and was elected to positions of responsibility and of honor 
from year to year, until Charlestown became a part of Boston. He married 
Lucy Hutchinson, daughter of Dr. Hezekiah and Lucy Hutchinson, May 80, 
1863. They had one son. Rev. Henry C. Weston. 

He was elected a resident member of this Society, April 5, 1882. 

Edward Duffield Nbill, A.B., D.D., of Minneapolis, a corresponding mem- 
ber of this Society, elected February 7, 1877, was bom in Philadelphia, August 
9, 1823, and died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 26, 1893. He was the 
son of Dr. Henry NeiU and Maria Dufiield. His grandfather, also a physician, 
was Dr. John Neill, whose father, John Neill, an Irish lawyer, settled in Lewis 
County, Delaware, in 1739. 

He entered upon his college course at the University of Pennsylvania, but was 

fraduated at Amherst CoUcge in 1842. He was a student at Andover Theological 
eminary one year, and completed his theological studies under Rev. Albert 
Barnes and Rev. Dr. Thomas Brainard of Philadelphia. He was ordained in 
Illinois, April 26, 1848, and organized the First Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, 
Minnesota, in 1849, and remained its pastor till 1855. In later years he left the 
Presbyterian Church and was connected with the Reformed Episcopal Church. 

The most important work of his life was done in connection with schools and 
colleges, and with historical literatnre. He took the lead in establishing schools 
in St. Paul, and in 1853 founded the Baldwin School, and later the College of 
St. Paul, of which he was president. He was chancellor of the University of 
Minnesota, 1858-61. During the War he served as chaplain of a Minnesota 
Regiment, and In 1864 he became one of President Lincoln's private secretaries. 
In 1869 he was appointed consul to Dublin, Ireland. He resigned this position 
after two years, and returned to his adopted State. He founded ICacaUster Col- 



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l^e and was its president from 1872 to 1884. Later he senred the same collie 
as professor of History, Literature and Political Bconomy. He was an enter- 
prising and successful president and professor. 

He became known as an author early in life. In 1858 he published a '* History 
of Minnesota.** In 1867 he published ** Threads of Maryland Colonial History.** 
The next year he brought out ** Virginia Vetusta"; and in 1871 " English Col- 
onization of America"; in 1876 ** Founders of Maryland**; in 1885 ** Virginia 
Under James the First ** ; and the next year ** Virginia Carolorum.** He was a 
prominent member of the Minnesota Historical Society, and made many contri- 
bations to its publications. 

Lafayette CoU^e conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of DiTinity in 
1866. 

Dr. NeiU married Nancy Hall, of Snow Hill, Maryland, October 4, 1847, who 
smrives him. 

Joseph Burnktt, Esq., a life member, elected June 7, 1876, was bom in 
Southborough, Massachusetts, November 11, 1820. He was one of five chil- 
dren of Charles and Keziah (Pond) Burnett, and passed the first few years of his 
life in the old homestead near Southville. He receired his early ^ncation in 
the district schools of his native town and afterwards attended the English and 
Latin School, at Worcester, where he lived for two years after he was fifteen. 

In 1837, he moved to Boston and was associated as clerk and as partner with 
Theodore Metcalf on Tremont street. He left this business in 1854 and estab- 
lished the well known firm of manufacturing chemists, Joseph Burnett & Co., 
at 27 Central Street. 

In 1848, he married Josephine, daughter of Edward and Ruth (Torrey) Cutter 
of Boston, by whom he had twelve children : 1. Edward, Harvard *71 ; Repre- 
sentative in Congress 1886-88 ; married Mabel, daughter and only child of Hon. 
James RusseU Lowell. 2. Harry, Harvard *73, and 3. Robert Manton, assoc- 
iated in business with their father. The latter married Margaret Hall. 4. Rev. 
Waldo, Oxford Univ., B.A. 1878; rector of St. Mark's Church, Southborough. 
5. Josephine, wife of Charles A. Kidder. 6. Esther, wife of George Peabody 
Gardner. 7. Ruth, a sister in the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Albany. 8. 
Charles Cutter, with the N. T., N. H. & H. R. R. ; married Ethel Raymond 
Mason. 9. Richard Torrey, died 1867. 10. John Torrey, assistant post-master 
of Boston. 11. Louisa, wife of Charles F. Choate, Jr. 12. Elinor, at home; 
unmarried. 

In 1850, he built ** Deerfoot,** on the extensive lands of Deerfoot Farm which 
he then owned, and on which he kept one of the finest herds of Jersey cows in 
this country. He was a pioneer in high-bred stock and was among the first 
importers from the Channel Islands. 

In 1862, he built and gave to the parish the stone Church of St. Mark*s, in the 
centre of the village of Southborough. An ardent churchman, he soon after- 
wards founded and gave St. Biark*s School, a school for boys under Church 
management. Mr. Burnett was during his life vestryman of St. Paul's, Hopkin- 
ton ; St. John's, Framingham ; Holy Trinity, Marlborough ; and was a member 
of the original corporation of the Church of the Advent, Boston. 

In 1878 and 1879, he was president of the Boston Druggists* Association. 
He was appointed prison commissioner by Governor Rice, and was chairman 
of that boidy which built the Reformatory Prison for Women at Sherbom. It 
would be impossible, in so short a notice, to speak of the many offices he haa 
held. 

He died from the effects of a carriage accident on Saturday, August 11, 1894, 
and was buried in the churchyard of the church he built, on Wednesday, August 
15th, when the Bishop of the Diocese and many distinguished clergy and Uity 
were present. Mr. Burnett's life was one constant effort to do good and to 
benefit his fellowmen. He will long be remembered as a sincere and devout 
churchman, a strictly honorable man of business, a liberal promoter of higli- 
dass education, a most generous friend of the poor and oppressed whom he 
never failed to help with counsel and money. It has been written of him that 
he leaves behind him a record without a blot. 

By Bev. Waldo BurneU, A.M., of Southborough, Mass, 

Professor Bben Norton Horsfurd, A.M., M.D., was bom July 27, 1818, at 
Moacow in Western New Yorlc His father, Jerediah Horsford, came front 
Vennont to Moscow as a missionary to the Seneca Indiana. This early aawK 

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oUtion of the son with the red men donbtless had much to do with his hiter 
interest in the study of the Indian dialects. His mother, before her marriage 
Cliarity Maria Norton of Goshen, Connecticnt, traced her descent from John 
Mason, the famous captain in the Pequot war. Her father, Ebenezer Norton, 
and her grandfather, Colonel Ebenezer Norton, served in the War of the Revo- 
lution. Both parents of Professor Horsiord were persons of strong character 
and generous spirit, and exerted decided influence for good in the young com- 
munity where they had made their home. The mother especially seems to have 
had much literary taste and fondness for books. The son inherited these ten- 
dencies, and was known among his playmates as a marvel of general information. 
It was his favorite amusement to collect the fossils which abounded on his 
father's farm. He was sent to the best schools, and at the age of nineteen 
graduated as a civil engineer from the Rensselaer Institute of Troy, New Yoii:. 
He was then employed on the Geological Survey of the State of New York, and 
from 1840 to 18i4 was Professor of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences in 
the Albany Female Academy. One of the most highly valued of the tokens of 
success which from time to time came to him, was a gold medal, received in 
1841, from the Young Men's Association of Albany, for a prize essay on ** The 
Mechanical Powers." In December, 1844, he went to Germany to study chem- 
istry, and spent two years at Giessen under Baron Liebig. On returning to 
America he was elected to the Rumford Professorship of the Application of 
Science to the Useful Arts, in Harvard University. He filled this position with 
enthusiasm and success for sixteen years. His investigations in chemistry led 
to inventions, which proved to be of large use and of great commercial value, 
and in 1863 he retired from the Rumford Professorship and gave his attention 
to manufactures based upon these inventions. In 1847 he was elected a Resi- 
dent Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His election as a 
Resident Member of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society was in 
1860. In 1878, he was United States Commissioner to the Vienna Exhibition. 
In 1876, he served as a Juror at the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia. He 
was twice appointed an Examiner of the United States Mint. He was one of 
the board of managers of the Sons of the Revolution. He visited Norway in 
1880, and was at Carlsbad in 1890. After leaving the Rumford Professorship 
he continued to reside in Cambridge until his death, January 1, 1898. 

Professor Horsford married in 1847, Mary L'Hommedieu Gardiner, daughter 
of Hon. Samuel Smith Gardiner of Shelter Island, New York. Four daughters 
were bom of this marriage, Lilian, Mary Katharine, Gertrude Hubbard, who 
muTied Andrew Fiske, Esq. of Boston, and Mary Gardiner, who married the 
late Judge Benjamin R. Curtis, and herself died in 1893. Mrs. Mary L'H. Hors- 
ford died in 1856. In 1857 Professor Horsford married her sister, Phoebe Day- 
ton Gardiner, who survives him. The only child of this marriage is a daughter, 
Cornelia. After the death of Mr. Gardiner, his large estate at Shelter Island 
came into the possession of Professor Horsford, and he usually spent his sum- 
mers there, in the old manor-house. He interested himself in studying the an- 
tiquities of the island, and erected a monument to the Quakers who found 
shelter there from Puritan persecution. In the comparative leisure of his later 
years, he became deeply interested in endeavoring to trace the routes of the 
Northmen, who early visited this continent. With unwearied zeal and patience 
he studied the sagas, pored over the ancient charts, explored the coast of New 
England, and at length became assured that he found in Cambridge the location 
of the house built by Leif Ericson, and that at Watertown on the Charles River 
he discovered the long lost Norumbega, the settlement of the Icelandic voyagers 
who after Leif Ericson visited Yinland. Here he erected a substantial stone 
tower to mark the spot. The results of his researches in this direction were 
embodied in a series of monographs, richly illustrated with copies of ancient 
charts and maps. In 1891, the Scandinavian societies of North America, in 
testimony of their appreciation of Professor Horsford's elTorts to demonstrate 
the discovery and colonization of America by the Northmen, presented him in 
their annual assembly, an engrossed address, framed in wood from Norway, 
daborately carved by a Norwegian lady. In 1892 the King of Denmark created 
him a Knight Commander of the third grade of the Order of Dannebrog. In 
the same spirit the Scandinavian societies of Boston united in a special memorial 
service for Professor Horsford a few weeks after his decease. 

His publications include the following volumes : — ** Discovery of America by 
Northmen," with illustrations and maps; ** Discovery of the Ancient City of 



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NcNrQiDbega,'' with map and phototypes ; *' The Probtem of the Northmen," with 
phototypes and maps; *'The Defenses of Norambega," with 100 maps and 90 
heUotypes; "The Landfall of Leif Erikson"; *'Leirs House hi Vhieland,'* 
published since his decease. Two other volnmee are yet to be published onder 
the care of Miss ComeUa Horsford. Besides tliese Tolames he published a 
lani^e number of pamphlets, and printed articles in the scientific periodicals. 
When the Cochituate water was introduced in Boston, he prepared a paper con- 
taining the results of an exhaustive investigation into the best material for 
water-pipes, and when he refused to receive pecuniary compensation was pra- 
sented by the city with a handsome service of plate. 

He made generous use of the wealth which came to him as the fruit of his 
chemical inventions. Wellesley College was, so far as is known, the object of 
his largest benefactions. He was, from the beginning, president of its Board 
of Visitors. He established there, by a large endowment, the system already 
known at Harvard University, by which the leading professors, without loss of 
salary, are to have every seventh year as a period of rest and European travel. 
He enlarged and endowed the library, provided a fund for scientific apparatus, 
and in many other ways studied to promote the attractiveness and efficiency of 
the institution. 

Professor Horsford was a cheerful, cordial, genial man. His high sense of 
honor, his large-hearted and generous public spirit, his unquestioned honesty of 
purpose, — these are among the characteristics which impressed those wlio knew 
him. He was an enthusiastic teacher, an ingenious and persistent investigator, 
a devout Christian, a man who sought to make life brighter to his fellow men. 

B}f Bev. Q^orge M, Adams, D.D.j of AuburndaUy Moms. 

General Edward Winslow Hincks was bom in Bucksport, Maine, May 30, 
1830. His father was Elisha Hincks. His mother was, l)efore her marriage, 
Elizabeth Hopkins Wentworth. 

He could trace bis descent through the Winslows to the Mayfiower. He re- 
ceived a common school education in his native town, and at the age of fifteen 
went to Bangor, where from 1845 to 1849 he was an apprentice in a printing 
office. He then went to Boston, and was in the printing and publishing busi- 
ness until 1856, when he was appointed to a position in the office of the Secretary 
of the Commonwealth, and prepared for publication the State Census of 1855. 
He was a representative from Boston in the Legislature of 1855, and was also 
a member of the City Council from Ward 3. In 1856 he removed to Lynn, still 
retaining his position in the Secretary's office, and studying law with the en- 
couragement and assistance of Hon. Anson Burlingame. In 1859 he was ap- 
IK>lnt^ adjutant of the Eighth Regiment of Massachusetts militia. 

In December, 1860, when Major Anderson was holding Fort Moultrie and 
expecting attack by the forces of South Carolina, Mr. Hincks ofl'ered his services 
for the defence of the Fort in a letter which brought grateful acknowledgment 
from Major Anderson. On this ground Gen. Hincks has been spoken of as the 
first volunteer of the war. April 15th, 1861. on receipt of the news of the capture 
of Fort Sumter and of President Lincoln's call for troops, Mr. Hincks hastened 
to Boston and urged the Governor to accept the Eighth Regiment as part of the 
Massachusetts quota of 1,500 men called for by the President. Gov. Andrew 
accepted the proposal, and Mr. Hincks rode the same evening to Lynn, Salem, 
Beverly and Marblehead, and sent messages to Newbnryport and Gloucester, 
notifying the men to rendezvous in Boston. The next morning, April 16th, he 
marched into Faneuil Hall with the three companies from Marblehead. On the 
17th he was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the Eighth Regiment, and on 
the 18th left with the regiment for Washington. Three days later a detachment 
from his regiment, under his command, boarded the frigate Constitution, Ijring 
aground at Anni^jolls, lightened her of her guns, fioated her and worked her to 
sea. The next day, with a picked detachment from his regiment, he took pos- 
session of the rolling stock of the Baltimore and Washington Railroad. The 
engines had been disabled and the tracks torn up, but the skilled mechanics of 
his command soon put the engines and road in running order. For these ser- 
vices Col. Hincks and his regiment received the thanks of Congress. April 26th 
he reached Washington, and was the same day appointed second lieutenant of 
cavalry in the regular army, that being the only grade In which an officer could 
enter the regular service at that time. 

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of Ball's Bluff, the Biege of Yorktown, the battles of West Point, Fair Oaks, 
Oak Grove, Peach Orchard, White Oak Swamp, Chantilly, South Moantain, 
Antletam, and the assault on Petersbarg, Jane 15. 1864. He was wounded at 
White Oak Swamp, and at Antletam was carried off the field, supposed to be 
mortally wounded. After this battle he was brevetted colonel in the regular 
army, and after the assault on Petersburg he received the brevet of brlgiuiler- 
general in the regular army. After the close of the war, retaining his position 
in the army, he held important commands until December, 1870, when he was 
retired from active service for disability resulting from his wounds. In 1866, 
his home was changed from Lynn to Cambridge, Mass. From 1870 to 1880, he 
held the position of governor of the Soldiers' Homes, first at Hampton, Vir- 
ginia, and then at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After his return to Cambridge he 
was repeatedly chosen on the Board of Aldermen of the city. He was twice 
married, and had two children, but neither wife nor child survives him. A 
yery lovely and brilliant daughter, Bessie Hlncks, a student at the Harvard An- 
nex, now Radcliffe College, died in 1885, at the age of twenty. Gen. Hincks 
left by will to Radcliffe College a library fund in memory of his daughter. 

The only near relative that survives him is an older brother, Capt. Elisha 
Hincks, who as well as Gen. Hincks was dangerously wounded at Antletam, 
and who faithfully nursed the General in the last months of his life. 

General Hincks died Feb. 14, 1H94, after a long and painful illness, resulting 
from the wounds received in battle. He was elected a resident member of this 
Society, Jan. 3, 1872. 

By Bev, (George Jf. Adams^ D.D., of Auburndale, Mass. 

Jambs Wheaton Converse was bom in Thompson, Connecticut, Jan. 11, 
1808. When he was six years old he removed with his parents to Woodstock, 
Conn., and two years later to Dover, Mass., and from there to Needham, Mass. 
At the age of thirteen he came to Boston, a slender lad, but full of energy and 
ambition. His uncles, Joseph and Benjamin Converse, gave him employment, 
and seven years later assisted him to commence business for himself in the 
Boylston Market. In 1832, he entered into partnership with William Hard wick 
in the boot, shoe and leather business. In 1833, he joined Isaac Field to 
conduct a hide and leather business at 43 and 45 Broad St., under the firm 
name of Field & Converse. Five years later Isaac Field retired, and his brother 
John Field took his place. For nearly forty years the firm of Field & Converse 
was widely known and honored in this country and abroad. In 1870 Mr. Con- 
verse retired from the business to give attention to his growing railroad, bank- 
ing, real estate and other interests. 

He was one of the directors of the Mechanics Bank of Boston, from its 
organization in 1836, and its president from 1847 to 1886. In 1870 he was ap- 
pointed receiver of the old Hartford and Erie Railroad, now the New York and 
New England, and piloted that corporation through a perilous time. He was 
at a later day president of the Boston Rubber Shoe Company, of the Colorado 
Smelting Company, and of the Boston Land Company. He had large invest- 
ments at the West, especially in and around Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Mr. Converse married in 1833, Emeline Coolldge, daughter of Nathan Coolidge 
of Boston. She died a few years before her husband. They had three children, 
James W. Converse, Jr., who was a lieutenant in the 24th Massachusetts Regi- 
ment in the late war, and who died in 1876 ; Costello Coolidge Converse ; and 
Emma Maria Converse. At the age of thirteen, Mr. Converse Joined the Charles 
Street Baptist Church in Boston. He was one of the original members of the 
Federal Street Church, and in 1837 became one of its deacons, an office which 
he held also in other churches with which he was afterwards connected. At 
the time of his death he was senior deacon of the First Baptist Church in Bos- 
son. He was chosen a resident member of the New-England Historic Genea- 
ological Society, June 1, 1870. 

Dca. Converse was liberal in his gifts to the needy and to educational and be- 
nevolent institutions. It has been said that in the latter part of his life he gave 
away not less than fifty thousand dollars a year. But more than this, — he gave 
his time, his effort, his sympathy In large measure. He died at Swampscott, 
Aug. 26, 1894. He leaves behind an honored name, a fragrant memory, and a 
noble example. 

By Bev. George M, Adams, D.D,, of AubnmdaU, Mass. 



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Colonel Chablbs Colcock Jokbs, Jr., LL.D., was born in Savannah, 
Oeor^a, Oct. 20, 1831, and died at his home, Montrose, near Angnsta, Georg^ 
July 19, 1893. He was the son of the Rev. Cliarles Colcock Jones, D.D., a 
distinguished writer and minister of the Southern Presbyterian Church. His 
great-grandfather, Major John Jones, served in the revolutionary army, and 
lost liis life at the siege of Savannah in 1779. He graduated at Princeton Col- 
lege in 1852, and at the law school of Harvard University in 1855. Returning 
to Savannah, he entered uiK>n the practice of his profession, and soon became a 
leader at the bar. He enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens 
to a degree amounting to positive affection, resulting in his elevation to the 
mayoralty in 1860. At the end of his term in 1861, the state of the country was 
such that he preferred to serve his section of the dissolved Union in a military 
capacity, and declining a second nomination as mayor, he entered the service of 
the Confederate States as an officer of the Chatham Artillery. During the whole 
of the war he was connected with the ordnance department of tlie service, 
holding at the close of hostilities the office of Chief of Artillery for the military 
district of Georgia and the third military district of South Carolina, with the 
rank of colonel. His knowledge of what took place in the section of country 
over which his command extended, is well displayed in his excellent account of 
the siege of Savannah in Deceml>er, 1864, and other writings of his which re- 
late to that period of our country's history. 

After the war Col. Jones removed to New York, and was engaged in the prac- 
tice of his profession there until 1877, when he returned to Georgia, and was In 
legal practice at Augusta till the end of his life. His career as a writer on 
arctueologlcal and historical subjects began in the year 1859. when he delivered 
the address at the twentieth anniversary of the Georgia Historical Society, of 
which he was then a meml>er, and which he subsequently served as correspond- 
ing secretary for several years. His subject on that occasion was '* The Indian 
Remains in Southern Georgia.** From that time until his death he was pretty 
constantly engaged in literary work of some sort. A list of his very numerous 
published works may be found In the annual reports of the American Historical 
Association, 1889-1893. The most important of them are: ** History of Geor- 
gia"; **Dead Towns of Georgia**; ''Antiquities of the Southern Indians'*; 
"Myths from the Georgia Coast**; **Life of Commodore Josiah Tatnall**; 
'* Historical Sketch of the Chatham Artillery**; '* Ancient Tumuli on the Savan- 
nah River**; ** Siege of Savannah in 1779 **; ** Siege of Savannah in December, 
1864**; '' Historical Sketch of Tomo-chl-chi ** ; ** Biographical Sketches of the 
Delegates from Georgia to the Continental Congress.** Two volumes of his 
History of Georgia were published in 1883, bringing the narrative down to the 
erection of Georgia into an independent State. He had collected the materials 
for two other volumes which would '* deal with Georgia as a Commonwealth." 
Besides the reputation which he acquired as a lawyer and a man of letters. 
Colonel Jones was known as an Indefatigable collector of autographs, and of 
objects of interest in the field of archieology. He was a useful member of 
many of the historical and scientific societies in this country and in Europe. 
His connection with the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, as a cor- 
responding member, dated from April 4, 1883. He was married twice : in No- 
vember, 1858, to Miss Ruth Berrien Whitehead, who after a short period of 
married life, died leaving a daughter ; and in October, 1863, to her cousin. Miss 
Eva Berrien Eve, by whom he had a son. 

As has been well said of him, ** he was a gallant soldier, a fine jurist, an able 
writer and a brilliant schoUr.** 

Abridged by Bev. George M. Adams, D.D., of Aubumdale, Mass. , from a sket^ 
furnished by William Harden, Esq., of Savannah, Oa. 

WiLUAM Frederick Poole, LL.D., a corresponding member, elected Feb. 1, 
1882, was bom in Salem, Mass., December 24, 1821, the son of Ward and Eliza 
(Wilder) Poole, being descended from John Poole, who in 1635 was the leading 
proprietor of Reading in the same state. Ward Poole had one daughter and six 
sons, of whom William was the second, the third being Henry Ward Poole 
(A.M. Tale), who was for many years professor In the National College of 
Mines in the City of Mexico, and was a recognized authority on the physical 
properties of musical sounds. 

William attended the common schools of Danvers. to which town the portion 
of Salem in which he was born was soon afterwards set off, and prepared for 



90 Ifecrology of Historic Oenealogical Society. [Jaii« 

college at Leicester Academj. He entered Tale College in 1842, bnt his studies 
being Intermitted for three years, while be taught school to earn money for 
their completion, he graduated in 1849, President Timothy Dwlght being a 
classmate. 

His life work was determined, perhi^s not consciously, while he was only a 
sophomore in college, by his becoming assistant librarian and then librarian of 
bis society, the Brothers in Unity. Developing in his work as a student, the 
disposition, so characteristic of his literary work in later years, to erplore new 
territory, his attention was soon called to the great amount of valuable materlid 
contained in the bound sets of reviews, with which the Brothers' library was 
well furnished, and to the need of some key to their contents. Without thought 
of Its publication he commenced an index to these periodicals, and working with 
his customary diligence soon completed it. A demand immediately arose for 
its publication, and the first edition appeared In 1848, while he was a junior. 
The work attracted much attention in Europe as well as in this country, and 
Mr. Poole was soon induced to begin the preparation of a much enlarged edition. 
In 1851 he became assistant librarian (under Charles Folsom) of the Boston 
Athenaeum, and In 1853 librarian of the Mercantile Library of Boston. In the 
same year the second edition of his Index was published, a large octavo of 530 
pages. In 1855 he was recalled to the Athenaeum as librarian, where he re- 
mained until 1868. Engaging for some months in special work as a library 
expert, he assisted In the organization of several libraries, and in 1869 became 
librarian of the Cincinnati Public Library, which he left in 1873 to undertake 
the building up of the Chicago Public Library. His work in that position was 
a marked success, and led to his being appointed in 1887 to take charge of the 
new Newberry Library in Chicago. The selection and purchase of this flue 
library and the planning of the building gave full scope to his ripened powers, 
and was a fitting crown to his life work. He was quite suddenly called away 
just after he had superintended the removal of the books to the new building. 
The third edition of his Index was published In 1882, with the collaboration 
of many other librarians, a truly monumental work of nearly 1500 pages, fol- 
lowed since by two *• five-year" supplements. 

He was one of the founders, and for two years president, of the American 
Library Association, and a constant contributor to its organ, the Library Jour* 
wUf and was looked to as a leading authority on all library matters. He did 
more than any one else to revolutionize library architecture in the Interest of 
convenient arrangement, wholesomeness for the occupants, and good light. 
But with all this work in his chosen profession. Dr. Poole combined a constant 
succession of literary labors. He hfid a keen relish for the study of obscure 
and controverted points in American history, and became a pioneer in the field 
of exact and scientific historiography. In Ford's Bibliography of meml)er8 of 
the American Historical Association, of which Dr. Poole was president in 1887, 
vdU be found a list of his writings ; it is worth while now merely to recall some 
of the subjects elucidated by them : — ^The Popliam Colony in Maine; Witchcraft 
and the Mathers; Early Anti-Slavery Opinions; The Oi'dlnance of 1787, and 
the Early History of the West and Northwest; The Kentucky and Virginia 
Resolutions. His last work in this line was a trenchant review in The Di^^ of 
Adams's MaasachuseUs ; Us Historians and its History, 

He received the degree of Doctor of Laws from the Northwestern University, 
and was a member of its Corporation at the time of his death. In 1893 he de- 
livered an able address l>ef ore the Phi Beta Kappa Society in that institution on 
I%e University Library and the University Curriculum. 

Dr. Poole was of commanding stature and fine presence. His health was per- 
fect, and he was thus able to accomplish the onerous tasks that fell to his lot 
without friction or any sense of being burdened. He was always happy in his 
work, and his sunny temperament and disposition won him the esteem and af- 
fection of all who were associated with him. Morally and spiritually he was 
akin, as he was by descent, to the Puritans whom he loved to defend against 
their detractors, and his character, unsullied by any breath of reproach or sus- 
picion, won him the sobriquet of ** the good Doctor," which attached to him in 
his last years. 

By W. L Fletcher, A.M., Librarian of Amherst College. 

Hon. Abiel Standjsh Thubston, who became a member of the New-Euffland 
Historic Genealogical Society Jane 8, 1868, died Sept 23, 1894, in West Brad- 
dock, Pa. 



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He was the only son of Stephen and Phllomelia (Parish) Thnrston, and was 
bom Jane 11, 1810, in Gtol&town, N. H. Mr. Thurston prepared for Ck>llege 
in the Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N. H. He was admitted in 1828 to the 
freshman class of Amherst College, bnt left at the end of one year and entered 
Bpon the study of law, being engaged meanwhile in teaching school. He en- 
toed npon the practice of hU profession in 1836, and settled in Elmira, N. T. 
He soon won a local reputation and had a wide and lucrative business as a partner 
of the law firm Wisner & Thurston. In 1850 he was appointed Judge and 
Surrogate of Chemung County. He retired from this position after five years, 
and in 1859 he was appointed by (Governor Morgan State Assessor and a member 
of the Board of Equalization. He served as a Supervisor of the erection of the 
County buildings, and for a long period as one of the Board of Bianagers of the 
New York Reformatory. At the suggestion of Mr. Brockway, the Superin- 
tendent, he drew the Act providing for indeterminate sentences to that institu- 
tion, which has become known as the ** Elmira system." Later, Judge Thurston 
was senior partner of the law firms of Thurston, Hart & Benn, and also of 
Thurston, Hart & McOuire, which had the largest practice of any in the county. 
After retiring from these partnerships he still had his law-office and continued 
to practise his profession. 

At the age of eighty-four years he was vigorous in body, his mind clear and 
alert, his hand carried a steady pen, and he retained all his faculties unim- 
paired. His death was occasioned instantly by a fall, while on a visit to his 
grand-daughter, in West Braddock, Pa. 

Judge Thurston in general appearance was tall, well built, and of commanding 
presence. His carriage was erect, his step elastic, his greeting hearty, and his 
mind a store-house of ready information. He was respected for his sterling 
integrity, honored for his kindness, and beloved for his gentleness and kindly 
deeds. Mr. Thurston married first, Sept. 8, 1836, Miss Julia Clark Hart, who 
died April 17, 1844; by this marriage there were three children. He married 
second. May 7, 1846, Miss Cornelia Sophia Hull, who died June 27, 1865 ; by 
this marriage there were five children. 

Judge Thurston married third, April 12, 1867, Mrs. Greorglana Gibson n^e 
Converse, who with five of his eight children survive him. 

By Bev. E. 0. Jameson^ Boston, Mas8, 

Bernard BRi^fis WmrTEMORB, A.B., was a son of Bernard and Jane (Holmes) 
Whittemore, and was bom at Boston, May 15, 1817, his grandfather being 
Nathaniel Whittemore, a Revolutionary soldier. His boyhood days were spent 
at Peterboro*, N. H., where his parents removed In his infancy. His college 
preparatory education was at Phillips Exeter Academy, and he graduated from 
Harvard College In 1839. Mr. Whittemore studied Uw and was admitted to the 
Hillsboro* County bar in 1842. After practising law a short time at Palmer, 
Mass., and Amherst, he removed to Nashua, New Hampshire, and here his real 
life work was taken up. 

With his brother F. P. Whittemore, he purchased the Weekly C&zette, and 
assumed the editorial charge Nov. 26, 1846. For nearly forty-three years he 
was the editor of that paper. Sept. 1, 1872, a dally edition was first put out, 
which he and his brother continued to publish in connection with the weekly 
until July 1, 1889. Mr. Whittemore then retired frem the active duties of a 
newspaper man, after being continuously at the helm for over forty years. He 
was an able, flnent, giaceful, forcible writer, whose liberal education had been 
continually added to by constant study. His fund of general Information was 
marvellous, and on all subjects he was a writer of ability. An uncompromising 
democrat, he advocated the cause of that party with no uncertain pen, and did 
yeoman service for It for over two-score years. 

At the Incorporation of the City of Nashua In 1853, he was the first democratic 
candidate for mayor, and although his party was not victorious, he received a 
highly complimentary vote. In 1852-53 he was a member of the New Hamp- 
shire senate. He was an alderman of the city in 1860, and city treasurer in 
1861. He was a trustee of the public library from the day of its formation to 
bis death, and for many years was a constant attendant at the Unitarian church. 
Qnlte recently he published a genealogy of the Whittemore family. He never 
married. He died March 5, 1893, in Cambridge, Mass., of heart failure, at the 
house of Judge Nathaniel Holmes, where he was on a visit. 

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for himself : to work ** diligently bnt not vehemently/' or as GoBthe has it, 
" Obne Hast, ohne Rast**; and this rule he apparently kept through life. 

He was a quiet, nnassnming man, who did not care for public office, but 
pursued the even tenor of hfi way through all the vicissitudes of a country 
editor's life. As a lawyer he was one of the best informed in the bar of the 
county where he practised, as at his death he was, if not the oldest, next to the 
oldest member in the county. 

His opinion was much sought for, and always showed the result of careful, 
conservative judgment. To his friends he was a genial man, whose rare fund 
of information was being continually drawn upon. He was a gentleman of the 
old school, and did noble service for the up-building of Nashua. 

For much of the material in this sketch 1 am Indebted to an article in the 
Nashua Gazette. 

He was elected a corresponding member of this Society, November 1, 1854. 

By Caleb W. Loring, A.M., of Boston. 

Rev. Richard Manning Chipman, a corresponding member of this Society, 
elected in Octol)er, 1848, died in Devon, Pa., Aug. 15, 1893. He was bom in 
Salem, Mass., Jan. 12, 1806, son of Richard Manning and Elizabeth (Gray) 
Chipman. Thomas Cliipman of Dorchester, England, about 1567-1623, was an- 
cestor of the American family. His son John^ came early to this country, and 
died April 7, 1708, aged 94. The line continues through Dea. Samuel,* Rev. 
John,' born in Barnstable, H. C. 1711, and pastor in North Beverly sixty years, 
till his death March 23, 1775, aged 84; Capt. Samuel,^ of Beverly, 1726-61; 
John.* born in Ipswich 1746, and died 1819 : Dea. Richard Manning,* bom 1786; 
Richard Manning.^ Fuller and interesting details of this Chipman line may be 
found in a record f nmished by our associate member to the Essex Institute (Col- 
lections, Vol. 11, page 283). 

Throughout life his interest and skill in genealogical studies was unabated. 
His mind was alert and keen, his memory was a rich store-house, and he did 
honor to his membership, which he highly prized in our Society. He was edu- 
cated at Kimball Union Academy, Dartmouth College (1832), and Princeton 
Theological Seminary. Pastor at Harwinton, Ct., 1835-9; Athol, Mass., 1839- 
51 ; Guilford, Ct, 1852--8 ; acting pastor, Wolcottville, 1859-61 ; Middle Haddam, 
1861-3; Hyde Park, Mass., 1864-6; East Granby, Ct., 1866-70; Lisbon, 1871-9; 
without charge, Hyde Park, Mass., 1879-83; Philadelphia, with his son Richard 
Harrison Chipman after. 

He married, June 1, 1835, Mary, daughter of Rev. Frederick and Elizabeth 
(Bunnell) Harrison, of Roxbury, Ct., who died March 28, 1893. 

Besides the Chipman article above alluded to, he published (1) A Discourse 
on Ecclesiastical Prosperity, 1839; (2) On Free Discussion, 1839; (3) On the 
Maintenance of Moral Purity, 1841; (4) Memoir of Eli Thorp, 1842; and (5) 
History of Harwinton, Ct., 1860. 

By Bev, Henry A, Hazen^ D,D,^ of Aubumdale, Mass, 

Ethan Nelson Coburn, son of Lemuel and Hannah (Post) Coburn, was bom 
at Falrlce, Vt., 13 April, 1821, and married, 23 April, 1845, Huldah Ellen Bruce. 
They had six children. 

Mr. Coburn was an undertaker at Charlestown, Mass., and long v I'oi^^iieiit as 
a citizen. For many years he was a member of the board of overseers of the 
poor, and, in 1873, was a member and chairman of the Common Council — that 
being the last separate city government of Charlestown. He was one of the 
committee which edited and printed the two volumes of the late Thomas B. 
Wyman, on " The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown." Mr. Coburn de- 
voted much attention to the collection of genealogical and historical works, and 
was profound in his knowledge of published Americana. His library was well 
selected and became valuable. He was a great reader, fluent in conversation 
aud widely conversant with Charlestown history, in which he manifested an 
abiding interest. His numerous critical and careful articles on that subject 
made his opinion authoritative. 

Mr. Coburn was in feeble health for the last year or two of his life ; gave up 
business and retired to the home of his boyhood, now West Fairlee, Vt. The 
hoped-for improvement in health was not realized, and he retumed to Charles- 
town, where he died 13 July, 1893. 

Mr. Coburn became a resident member of the New-England Historic Genealo- 
gical Society, 1 Febraary, 1871, and life member the same year. 

By Oeo. A. Gordon, A.M., of SomervUle, Mats. 



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Booh Notices. 93 



BOOK NOTICES. 

[Thb Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information of 
readers, the price of eacli book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent bj 
mail.] 

The Grcushopper in Lombard Street. By John Biddulph Martin. London : 
The Leadenhall Press, Ltd. : Slmpkln, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd. 
New York: Scribner & Welford. 1892. Crown 4to. 

This is a book of history, not of entomology. It deals with the grasshopper 
ms an emblem, or, more precisely, as a golden image and business sign. As a 
history it sets forth the experiences daring three hnndred and fifty years or 
more of one of the principal banking hoases in London, known to fame, and 
for a long period to sight, by its projecting sign on Lombard street, the figure 
of a grasshopper. Other banking houses in the neighborhood were in like 
manner made manifest by signs, as the '* Plough,'* the *' Unicom," the '* Three 
Squirrels," the ** Marigold," etc. The sign of the " Grasshopper" disappeared 
during a reconstruction of the bank building in 1794; though the indication of 
the cut on page 230 of the book is that a copy of it yet exists within the build- 
ing, martially arrayed upon a metallic framework with six guns and eight pistols 
of the time of the Georges. These weapons are supposed to have been procured 
to put the bank in a state of defence against a city riot or like peril. Tlie author 
does not fix the date when the *' Grasshopper" as an institution had its begin- 
ning, but it may be referred to the year 1537, when Sir Richard Gresham was 
knighted by Henry VIII. and was granted a coat of arms, the crest of which Is 
A grasshopper in gold. Gresham was one of the Company of Mercers and seems 
to have ranked as a goldsmith, in the financial meaning of that word. At any 
rate, he is recorded in the king*s cash book as having been paid £100 for **a 
cheyne of fiyne golde," a purchase incident to the fourth wedding of Henry VIII. 
That he was what would now be called a financier there is no doubt. He was 
an accredited agent of the English government in the Low Countries, and was 
frequently employed there in its money transactions. In that experience he 
saw the advantage of a bourse or money exchange, and projected such an in- 
stitution for London. It was not established, however, in that reign. That 
Sir Richard had an ofllce in Lombard street may be regarded certain, for that 
was the street where the goldsmiths congregated ; and as that was not an age 
of lettered signs, and as the title or style of the bank, the ** Sign of the Grass- 
hopper," is of immemorial date, its beginning must be held to be coeval with 
the famous Henry. That Sir Richard was a resident in London subsequently 
to his stay in Flanders is shown by the fact that he was Lord Mayor in 1537, 
which was two years before the sale of the chain of fine gold. 

It was, however, during the lifetime of his son, Sir Thomas Gresham, that 
the grasshopper as an emblem or image rose to fame above all contemporary 
images of like quality. The bank premises have always been the spot now 
numbered 68 of Lombard street, and it is of record that Sir Thomas had his 
shop or office there in a building which was also his residence until his accu- 
mulated wealth enabled him to erect a dwelling house on Bishopsgate street, 
spacious enough and grand enough for the entertainment of royalty itself. 

The great fire of 1666 destroyed so many records public and private, includ- 
ing those of the Grasshopper, that its fortunes cannot be distinctly traced dur- 
ing a period of nearly one hundred years after the decease of Sir Thomas 
Gresham. But our author has, with indefatigable zeal, gathered information 
from remote sources, largely family histories, by which the succession of 
partnerships, or at least prominent members thereof, is traced. As to these 
persons and their transactions he makes up a curious and entertaining narrative, 
with abundant allusion to current events of their lifetimes. Throughout the 
author has touched here and there upon collateral themes, giving evidence, both 
in this and in his immediate task, of painstaking in his search and of fidelity to 
the facts. Within its field, which is given a proper amplitude, the book thus 
becomes a valuable one for reference, being furnished with a good index. To 

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94 Book NoticeB. [Jan. 

ibis end it maj well be kept in mind by any engaged in studying phases of Lon- 
don life from the period indicated down to comparatively recent times. It is 
handsomely boand and printed and contains thirty-seven illustrations, com- 
prising portraits, views, etc., pertinent to the subject. There are also plans of 
the Lombard street vicinity, showing among other things that the Grasshopper 
site is two hundred and forty-three feet distant from the entrance to the Royal 
Exchange on Comhill. As an appendix is reproduced in antique type, with title 
page in fac-simile, a rare pamphlet of the year 1676, entitled ** The Mystery of 
the New-fashioned Goldsmiths or Bankers,'* etc., which might have had given 
it an altei native title, **A Counterblast against usury, coin-clipping and all 
sorts of nigging In money transactions.** 

In the multiplicity of his allusions the author does not omit to inform Lon- 
don readers, for whom the book was especially written, of our grasshopper. 
He says : ** Visitors to Boston (U.S.A.), may notice a grasshopper, serving as 
a vane, on the summit of Faneuil Hall, the cradle of liberty venerated by all 
Americans, and one of the oldest buildings in that city**; and he names our 
Sexton of the Old School as his authority in saying that the Boston grasshopper 
is an imitation, ** a plagiarism," of that of the London Exchange. This refer- 
ence has seemed to make opportune for this number of the Rboister some 
remarks upon the Boston grasshopper, which appear on an earlier page. 

By Daniel W, Baker ^ Esq., of Boston. 

British Family Ifames : Their Origin and Meaning, wUh Lists of Scandinavian, 
Frisian, Anglo-Saxon and Norman Names. By Henry Barber, M.D., Author 
of "Fumess and Cartmel Notes," **The Cistercian Abbey of Maulbronn," 
" Some Queer Names,** ** The Shrine of St. Boniface at Fulda," " Popular 
Amusements in Germany," etc. London : Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 
E. C. 1894. 1 Vol. 8vo. pp. 285. 

This interesting and valuable volume will be found to contain much useful 
idformation for those curious in the origin of family names, difficult of easy 
attainment elsewhere. The introductory essays to each list of British, Old 
Norse Personal, Frisian, Family and Personid, names are uncommonly learned 
and intelligent. Beside these are lists of the names from the Domesday Book 
of Edward the Confessor, including landholders, tenants in chief and under- 
tenants, and the Roll of Battell Abbey. These occupy a third of the well printed 
¥olume, and deserve the unqualified approbation of the scholar in nomenclature. 
The remainder of the volume is devoted to an alphabetical list of British sur- 
names, of which more than eight thousand are cited, a remarkable monument 
of industry and careful investigation. The identity of names with geographical 
location is full and comprehensive ; but we do not find the sources of origin or 
meaning of surnames equally satisfactory. To be sure a conception of such, 
to be adequate, would require its author to be familiar with the usages, cus- 
toms, habits and thoughts, as well as all the dialects, from the Euskarlan to the 
Norman, appropriate to the various tribes and peoples that have left their 
impress on the names that have come down to the present. We do not under- 
stand Dr. Barber to profess any such encyclopaedic knowledge. The reader 
must not, therefore, be surprised to find a general lack of occupative deriva- 
tions, and of names individualized from some personal peculiarity, disposition, 
manners or appearance. Our author seems satisfied with an apparent locative 
derivation, when it is notorious that the reverse may be true, the location re- 
ceiving its proprietor's name or title. So of the Scandinavian mythology, a 
prolific source of Danish and Norse names. Many of the cited surnames are of 
Keltic or Cymric derivation, rather than of locality. Agglutination, transposi- 
tion, and other phonetic mutations have obscured the history of a vast number 
of names ; and, in this respect, the British, probably from the great variety of 
races entering into their national composition, have been conspicuous. The 
honorable, resounding, proud names of one century have been clipped and de- 
graded in descent, till the arch-angel becomes Muggins ; and the Taillefer, de- 
rived from the prowess and strength of arm, which could drive the battle ax 
through a bar of iron, becomes that of a dozen negroes, pressing tobacco in a 
Virginia factory. The influence of custom or fashion has shown itself more in 
the baptismal than in the surname. The latter often survives, while the other 
perishes. Arthur, Owen, Alan, survive from the Cymric; Edward, Edwin, Al- 



1895.] Booh NotictB. 95 

f red, from the Saxon ; Harry and Ralph from the Scandinavian ; bat they are 
idmost the sole representatives of the iEthelreds and iBlf wards, the Olafs and 
Erics, the Merlins and OflOiis of the times before the conquest. As foreigners 
have been absorbed into the English race, their names have served to swell the 
Tocabnlary. In America, we luive added a few from the Indian and the negro 
races, and may, hereafter, from the Asiatics of late immigration. 

By Geo, A, Gordon^ Esq,^ of Somerville, Mass. 

Proceedings at t?^ Public Opening, September 28, 1893, of the New Haven Colony 
Historical Society Building, erected by Henry F, English as a Memorial of 
James E. and Caroline F. English, Fnblished by the Society. Press of 
Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. New Haven, Conn. 8vo. pp. 91. 

This book contains the addresses delivered npon this occasion by Mr. Simeon 
E. Baldwin, the President of the Society; by Mr. Horace Day, the first 
Secretary of the Society; and by Mr. Thomas R. Trowbridge, Secretary of 
the Society. All of these addresses are marked by careful thought and re- 
search, and contain many important facts in regai'd to the history of this 
early settled section of New England, from the time (1648) when the articles of 
confederation were entered lato by which the Colony of New Haven joined on 
equal terms with the colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Connecti- 
cut, in constituting the first American Union (the ''United Colonies of New 
England ••) , down to the present. But the history of the New Haven Colony 
goes even farther back than the year 1643. Mr. Horace Day stated in his ad- 
dress that ** for nearly a quarter of a century prior to its union with Connecticut, 
New Haven had an independe**t civil and political organization (although with- 
out a charter) and was the solitary instance of an absolutely iudependent state 
on the American continent." Mr. Simeon £. Baldwin, in his address, rightly 
lays much stress upon the great importance of the work our various historical 
societies are doing. I believe It is hardly possible to over-estimate the far- 
reaching effect of the thorough work that has been done and is being done by 
them ; in gathering and preserving a wealth of material for the historians of 
our own times and of the future; and in Implanting and stimulating In the 
minds of its members (and through them of the great multitude of our read- 
ing, thinking people) interest in and love for American and English history . 
And surely It will be admitted by all thoughtful people that historical studies 
have a very important place in the mental development of man. 

By Bev, Daniel Bollins, of Woodsville, N, H, 

History of Bath and Environs, Sagadahock County, Maine, 2607-1894. With 
Illustrations, By Pabker McCobb Rerd. Portland, Me. : Lakeside Press, 
Printers. 1894. 8vo. pp. 526. Price $5. Sold by the author, Bath, Me. 

The reader will derive from these pages much interesting information about 
a locality of peculiar historic interest. The early voyagers who visited these 
shores are noticed, and a good account of the settlement of Bath and Its vicinity 
is given. The book is particularly full In biography, and portraits of many rep- 
resentative men of the place Illustrate the work. Other engravings give views 
of buildings, ancient and modem. Shipbuilding is the principal industry of the 
place at the present time, and due attention is paid to it here. 

The Making of the Ohio Valley States. By Samurl Adams Drake. With many 
Illustrations and Maps. New York: Charles Scrlbner's Sons. 1894. 1vol. 
16 mo. ; pp. 269. Price, $1.50. 

The story of the white man's occupancy beyond the Alleghanles is told by 
Mr. Drake in three epochs, viz. : the conquest, the advance, the progress. Each 
epoch is subdivided into Interesting descriptions of the natural features of the 
country, thrilling relations of the deeds of the pioneers, the permanent grasp 
of the armies, the resistance of the Indians, the struggle between the rivals ; 
all tending to the rLse and growth of the Great West. It is the white man's 
story. The red man is seen, precisely as the natural features of the laud are 
seen ; and serve to add variety to the illustration. The cuts of scenery, por- 



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traits, buildings, curiosities and the maps are excellent. We know of no work 
which so happily tells this history within moderate compass as this modest 
volume. Authorities are quoted and references given for those who desire to 
extend reading or study. 

By George A. Oordoui A.M., of SomerviUe, Mass. 

Diary of Anna Oreen Winslow, a Boston School Girl of 1771. By Aucb Morsb 
Earls. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 12mo. pp. 121. 
Price $1.25. 

Mrs. Earle of Brooklyn, N. Y., the editor of this work, is the author of ** The 
Sabbath in Puritan New England,** and " Customs and Fashions in Old New 
England,'* noticed in previous volumes of the Register. The ** Boston school- 
girl** who kept this diary was a daughter of Joshua Wiuslow of Marshfleld 
and his wife Anna, daughter of Joseph Green of Boston. Her father was a 
descendant of John Winslow of the Mayflower, and her mother traced her an- 
cestry to Percival Green, concerning whom and his descendants the Hon. Samuel 
A. Green, M.D., contributed an article to the Register for April, 1861, which 
was reprinted with additions. The diary extends from Nov. 1771, to May, 1772. 
It gives us glimpses of life in Boston just previous to the opening of the Revolu- 
tionary war. The editor has done her work thoroughly. In her ** Forewords ** 
she has given much matter relating to the diarist and her relatives. Her * ' Notes ** 
at the end of the volume are filled with interesting facts concerning people men- 
tioned in the diary. The engravings which embellish the volume truly illustrate 
it. They are a portrait of Miss Winslow from a miniature now owned by Miss 
Elizabeth C. Treat of Niagara Falls ; a fac-simile of a portion of the original 
diary, with her signature; a Wedding Party in Boston in 1766 from tapestry 
now owned by the American Antiquarian Society; and portraits of General 
Joshua Winslow, Ebenezer Storer and Hannah Green Storer, the first from a 
miuiature, and the others from portraits painted by Copley. There is also an 
engraving of a cut-paper picture executed by Mrs. Sarah Winslow Deming, 
aunt of the diarist. 

The book is a valuable contribution to the personal and public history of 
provincial Massachusetts. 

The History of Holden, Massachusetts^ 1684-1894. By David Foster Estbs. 
Published by the Town. Worcester, Mass. : Press of C. F. Lawrence & Co. 
1894. 8vo. pp. X.-I-447. Price ^.60. 

On the 80th of November, 1840, the town of Holden celebrated its One Hun- 
dredth Anniversary. Samuel C. Damon, a native of the town and a member of 
Andover Theological Seminary, afterwards the Rev. Samuel C. Damon, D.D., 
of Honolulu (see Register, vol. 39, pp. 398), was invited to deliver an histori- 
cal address, which he did. The address was embodied in a History of Holden 
by him, published in 1841 in a volume of 154 pages. Dr. Damon's history has 
been incorporated in this volume. 

The present book does credit to the author, Mr. Estes, and to the town of 
Holden, at whose charge it has been published. The history of the town for 
over two hundred years is here narrated in an interesting manner. The volume 
is embellished with forty-two portraits and eight views, and contains also a plan 
of the town. It is well indexed. 

No town can spend money to better advantage than in preserving its annals 
in print. 

Becord of my Ancestors. Bailey's Photo-Ancestral Becord (with Supplement). 
Designed and Published by the Rev. Frederick W. Bailey, B.D. New 
Haven, Conn., and Worcester, Mass. Second Edition. Enlarged and Im- 
proved. 4to. (10 in. by 12^ in.). 

In our number for July last we noticed two recently published books for re- 
cording the ancestors of an individual. We then referred to other books for 
this purpose, and among them named the first edition of the book before us. 
Rev. Mr. Bailey has made some improvements on his book which will render it 
more useful. Besides the blanks for recording one*s ancestors, provision is 
made for preserving photograplis and for miscellaneous notes. 



1895.] Booh NoHces. 97 

Biograpkicdl Bevietv. This ffolume contains Biographical Sketches of Leading 
Citizens of Columbia Cotiitfy, New York. Boston : Biographical Review Com- 
{MUiy. 1894. Quarto, pp. 603. Tnrlcey morocco, gilt edges. Price $15. 

Biographical Beview. This volume contains Biographical Sketches of Leading 
Citizens of Broome County, New York, Boston : Biographical Review Com- 
pany. 1894. Qnarto, pp. 837. Tnrkey morocco, gilt edges. Price $16. 

This series of volumes, of which the titles of two volumes are given above, is 
preserving much biography of the State of New York. The volumes are hand- 
somely printed on flue white paper, and are illustrated with portraits encrraved 
in a high style of the art. The biographies are carefully written, and the de- 
tails are fuUy given. The following extract from the preface to the first 
volume win apply to both : " The subjects of these brief biographies have been 
selected from the world's busy workers — ^tillers of the soil, merchants, manu- 
facturers, tradesmen, journalists, members of the learned professions, civil en- 
Queers, and so forth, representative men and women of the country, useful 
and honored in their day and generation.** We trust that the enterprise will be 
liberally patronized. 

Watertown Becords, comprising the First and Second Books of Town Proceedings, 
with the Lands, Grants and Possessions ; also the Proprietors^ Book, and the 
First Book and Supplement of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Prepared for 
Publication by The Historical Society. Watertown, Mass. : Press of Fred 
G. Barker. 1894. 8vo. pp. vl.+161+199-|-81. 

The Early Becords of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1659-1673, being Vol. IV, of the 
Printed Becords of the Town, Edited by the Town Clerk, Don Gleason Hnx. 
Dedham, Mass. : Printed at the olOce of the Dedham Transcript. 1894. 8vo. 
pp. X.+304. 

We are glad to see the Early Records of the Ancient Town of Watertown in 
print in the volume before us. They have been printed at the expense of the 
town, and under the direction of a committee of the Watertown Historical So- 
ciety. The committee in an Introduction give a history of the publication and 
the services rendered by those who have aided in the work ; and a description 
of the written records now preserved by the town. 

The volume before us contains: 1, Record of Town Proceedings; 2, Lands, 
Grants and Possessions, including the Proprietors* Book ; 3, Records of Births, 
Deaths and Marriages. Each of these parts is separately paged with separate 
indexes. Fac-similes of some of the entries are given. Maps of portions of 
the town have been added from the Massachusetts Archives. The committee 
state that it has been their aim to ** procure a copy verbatim et literatim of the 
original records. Nothing has been taken for granted. All doubtful passages 
have been placed in brackets, and editorial comments or additions have beea 
enclosed In parentheses, with reference to authorities where necessary." Much 
pains has evidently been taken to reproduce the original record faithfully. The 
committee deserve credit for this. We hope editors of records of other towuB 
will follow their example. 

The fourth volume of the Dedham Records Is also before us. The previous 
volumes have all been noticed by us. The same care has been bestowed by Mr. 
Hill on this volume as he bestowed on them. 

Publications of the Bhode Island Historical Society, New Series. Vol. II. No^ 
3. October, 1894. Providence, R. I. : Published quarterly by the Society. 
Price $1 a year. Single copies 50 cents. 

With this number, the secretary of the Rhode Island Historical Society, Amos- 
Perry, LL.D., takes the editorship of this serial. He shows that he has admir- 
able qualifications for the position. We have in this number some valuable 
Rhode Island manuscripts from the National Archives. They are literal copies, 
of the originals preserved at Washington. Then follow communications fron^ 
William D. Ely, on ** Roger Williams*s Key, Beanes vs. Barnes ** ; from Virginia 
Baker, " Glimpses of Ancient Sowams '*; from Henry F. Richards, ** The Great 
Gale of Sept. 23, 1815,** by Mr. Lardner; and from John O. Austin's ''Genea- 
logical Notes ** on several families. The number concludes with Genealogical 
Notes and CuUings. 

The matter here printed fas of especial interest to Rhode Island people, and 
the citizens of that State and natives of it residing in other parts of the Union 
should see that the periodical is liberally support^ 

VOL. XLIX. S* 



98 Book Jfoiicet. [Jan. 

Lincoln County Prooate Becords. Compiled by William D. Pattkrbon. Port- 
land: Maine Historical Society. 8vo. Pablished in monthly parts of 16 
pages eachi on the 15th of every month, commencing Nov. 15, 1898. Price 
25ct8. a part. Twenty parts will make a volume, and a title, preface and 
index wiU be furnished. 

Eight numbers of this serial were noticed by us in July, 1894. Thirteen num- 
bers have now been issued, and are before us. They form a valuable addition 
to the local and family history of Maine. Mr. Patterson of Wiscasset, the 
editor of this work, made a statement a year or two ago to the Maine Genealo- 
gical Society, relative to the probate records of Lincoln County. There are 
about 150 wills on the records of the county before the division. The records 
up to the incorporation of Kennebec County in 1799, are in eight volumes. 
There are many records of intestates, and some records of partitions of real 
estate. There are some wills that were not recorded as they were not allowed. 
There are some papers of the records missing, as it is probable that in early 
times the registers of probate kept their records in their own houses. Mr. 
Patterson is doing a good service in preserving in print the records now in the 
Lincoln County olOce, and we hope the misshig records may be recovered and 
placed in their rightful depository. 

The publication is deserving of a liberal patronage. It contains matter of 
Interest to others besides the citizens of Maine. 

The American Historical Begister; a Monthly Quzette of the Patriotic Hereditary 
Societies of the United States of America. Philadelphia : The Historical Pub- 
lishing Company, 120 South 6th St. 8vo. Price $3 a year. 

This magazine was commenced in September last, and the fourth or December 
number has reached us. The editor-in-chief is Charles H. Browning, the author 
of ** Americans of Royal Descent.'* There are a number of associate editors in 
different parts of the country. Much interesting matter is contained in these 
montlily issues. They are illustrated with many fine engravings, some of which 
are in colors. 

Magazine of the Daughters of the Bevolution, New York City : Published quar- 
terly at 64 Madison Avenue. 8vo., price $1 a year, single copies 80 cts. Vol. 
II. January to October, 1894. 

The first volume of this magazine was noticed by us in July last. The second 
is now completed. It contains a similar variety of matter relating to the order 
and interesting to its members. It is well printed, and illustrated by engravings. 

The Maine Historical Magazine. Edited by Joskph W. Porter. Bangor, Me. : 
C. H. Glass & Co., Printers. Vol. IX., Nos. 7, 8 and 9, July, August and 
September, 1894. Price $2 a year. 

Hon. Mr. Porter's Historical Magazine has been noticed before by us, and 
our readers know that it is filled with valuable historical matter relative to 
Maine. We notice the announcement in this number, that though the work has 
been published at a loss, if *' its friends will kindly interest themselves by pro- 
curing new subscribers it will be continued,** otherwise it will not be published 
after the end of 1894. We trust that those who appreciate the work will exert 
themselves in its behalf, so that so useful a work may be continued. 

Bose Neighborhood Sketches, Wayne County, New Tort, with Glimpses of the 
Adjacent Towns, Butler, Wolcott, Huron, Sodus, Lyons <md Savannah. By 
Alfrkd S. Roe. Published by the Author, Worcester, Mass. Royal 8vo. 
pp. xvi. -f 441. Price $3. 

Mr. Roe, the author of this work, a native of Rose, says in his Preface, " This 
volume represents summer vacation work for eight years. Bom of ancestors 
who were among the very first to redeem Rose soil from the wilderness, I can- 
not remember the time when the story of early adventure and hardship was not 
heard. Grandparents and great-grandparents filled my childish ears with 
anecdote and incident, so that when they had passed on it seemed fitting to give 
the narrative more permanent form than that of mere legend and tradition. 
This was the prompting to write for the Clyde Times in 1886,t he first of the 



1895.] Book Notice*. ' 99 

series, taking my native district No. 7. When that was ended, friends and 
relatives in the adjoining districts said, * Yon mnst tell the story of Nos. 5 and 
€.' Accordingly they followed in successive issnei? of the TYmen." 

From these extracts and the title page, the reader will have a good idea of 
the contents of the book. The anthor has made a valuable and readable volume. 
It is well printed, illastrated by engravings, and is well indexed. 

Tke Crafts Family. A Genealogical and Biographical Biatory of the DetcendanU 
of Griffin and Alice CrafU of Roxbury, Mass., 1630-1890. Compiled by 
Jambs M. Crafts and William F. Crafts. Northampton, Mass. : Gazette 
Printing Company, 1893. 8vo. pp. 803. To be had of William F. Crafts, 
1679 Tremont St., Boston. Price $7.50. 

Early Days in New England. Life and Times of Henry Burt of Springfield and 
Some of his Descendants, Genealogical and Biographical Mention of James and 
Richard Burt of Taunton and Thomas Burt^M.P., of England. By HsioiT 
M. BvBT and Silas W. Buut. Springfield, Mass. : Clark W. Bryan Co., 
Printers. Price $3.50. To be had of Henry M. Bnrt, Springfield, Mass. 

The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family who were descended from Matthias Hitch- 
cock of New Haven, Conn., and Luke Hitchcock of Wethen(/leld, Conn. Com- 
piled and published by Mrs. Edward Hitchcock, Sr. Arranged for the 
Press by Bev. Dwioht W. BIarsh, D.D., Amherst, Mass. : Press of Carpenter 
4 Morehouse. 1894. 8vo. pp. vii+555. Price $5. 

A Genealogical Account of the Descendants of James Young, Merchant Burgess of 
Aberdeen, and Bachel Cruickshank his Wife, 1697-1893. With Notes as to 
Many of the Families with which they are connected. Aberdeen : Printed at 
the University Press. 1894. Royal 8vo. gilt top, pp. 264. 125 copies, pri- 
vately printed. 

1275-1894. History of the Truhee Family. By Harriet Trubre Garuck. 
Bridgeport, Conn. : Printed by Marigold Printing Company. 1894. Limited 
Edition. Price, $5. To be obtained of S. M. Garlick, M.D., 316 State St., 
Bridgeport, Conn. 

Balph Shepardj Furitan. By Ralph Hamilton Sekpard. Printed for Private 
Circulation. Dedham, Ifass. : 1893. Royal 8vo. pp. 50. 

Gleanings from Parker Records, A.D. 1271-1893. By William Thornton 
Parker, M.D., Groveland, Mass. Haverhill, Mass. : Press of Chase Bro- 
thers. 1894. Wide 8vo. pp. 51. 

Family Notes respecting the Bradley Family of Fairfield and our Descent there- 
from ; with Notes of Collateral Ancestors on the Female Side. For the use of 
my Children. Written in August, 1883. By Joseph P. Bradley. Edited 
and published by his son, Charles Bradley. Newark, N. J^: Amzi Pear- 
son & Co., Printers. 1894. Royal 8vo. pp. 69. 

Ths Peirce Family Record. 1687-1893. A New Edition. With Appendix. 
By E. W. West. New York : Bradstreet Press. 1894. Sm. 8vo. pp. 97. 

Genealogy of Bedford Old Families, xoith Biographical Notes. By Abram En- 
glish Brown. Bedford : Published by the Author. 1892. Royal 8vo. pp. 52. 

Fsmiily Record of James and Sarah Gibbs of Bristol, Mass. 

Pedigree of Odel. United States and Canada. 1639-1894. Six Lines of De- 
scent, Traced by Rufus King, Esq., of Yonkers, N. Y. 1894. Tabular 
Pedigree, 25 inches by 36 in. 

Hooe-Bames of Virginia and Maryland. (From •* Virginia Genealogies "). By 
Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, M.A. Wilkes-Barre. 8vo. pp. 4. 

Dade of Virginia. (From ** Virginia Grenealogies.") By Rev. Horace Edwin 
Hayden, M.A. Wilkes-Barr^. 8vo. pp. 3. 

F&wke. (From ** Virginia Grenealogies.**} By Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, 
M.A. Wllkes-Barr^. 8vo. pp. 4. 

Some Account of the Temple Family. By TEBfPLE Prims, Huntington, N. Y. 
Second Edition. New York. 1894. 8vo. pp. 111. 

Some Account of the Bowdoin Family. With Notices of Portage, Lynde, New- 
gate, Erving. By Temple Prims. Second Edition. New York. 1894. 8vo. 
pp. 32. 



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Descent of John NtUon and of his Childrtn, with Notes on the Families of TaUer 
and Stoughton. By Tkbuplb Prime. Second Edition. New York. 1894. 
8vo. pp. 61. 

I^imily of John Savage of Mddletownj Conn.j 1652. By Jambs Fkancis Sav- 
AGB. Boston : David Clapp & Son, Printers. 1894. 8vo. pp. 26. 

The Needham Branch of the Tolman Family. By Anna Maria (Tolman) Pick- 
ford. Dedham, Mass. 1894. 8yo. pp. 29. 

SXstorp of the Shepard Family. By Chester Brown. Montpelier : Printed by 
the Argus and Patriot Co. 1894. 8to. pp. 16. Published by the Author, 
East Hardwlck, Vt. Price 15cts. 

Genealogy of Lewis B. Parsons. Oblong 8yo. 8 leaves. 

Sprague Family Items. By Dwioht H. Kblton, LL.D., of Montpelier, Yt. 
Oct. 20, 1894. 8vo. pp. 6. 100 copies printed. 

Mstoric Becords of an Old Family. 1890. 

We continue in this number our quarterly notices of worlos relating to gene- 
alogy recently received. 

The Crafts Family, the first on our list, is an excellent specimen of books of 
this kind. It is carefully compiled, well arranged, handsomely printed on fine 
paper, well Indexed, and well bound. '* It has forty-one full page illustrations. 
It contains the family records of over eleven hundred families of the name of 
Crafts, and of probably as many more bearing other names." Particular atten- 
tion seems to have been paid to biography, the details of which are very full. 
The book contains a Journal of the Siege of Louisburg from April 24th to Sept. 
5th, 1745, by Benjamin Craft ; A Jonrn^ of the Siege of Boston, from June 15th 
to Nov. 16th, 1775, by Lieut. Benjamin Crafts ; and a Journal of Burgoyne*s Sur- 
render, kept from Sept. 9th to December 2d, 1777, by Major Eleazer Craft. 
Much other matter of historic Interest appears In this book, making it of value 
to others besides those of the name. 

The next volume, on the Life and Times of Henry Burt of Springfield, and 
some of his Descendants, Is an ably compiled work, and contains much matter 
that will interest all New Englanders. To those of the name or blood It Is in- 
valuable. The book Is illustrated with portraits, maps and autographs. It Is 
well Indexed. Much labor has evidently been spent In compiling the book, 
which makes over six hundred pages. It Is well printed and bound. 

The Hitchcock Family, by Mrs. Hitchcock, is another work of a high order of 
excellence. Matthias Hitchcock, the emigrant ancestor, came from England at 
the age of twenty-five, in the spring of 1635, in the Susan and Ellen (Register* 
xiv., 300), and settled In Watertown, Mass. A few years later he removed to 
New Haven Cdlony, where he died Nov. 16, 1669. Mrs. Hitchcock has suc- 
ceeded in gathering a very satisfactory record of his descendants, and those of 
Luke Hitchcock of Wethersfleld, Ct. " The aim of this book" she says In the 
Introduction, ** has been to preserve the records of a portion of the Hitchcock 
family, as far as they could be secured from town and church records, records 
of Probate Courts and liegistries of Deeds, and from family records," a large 
number of which have been personally examined. In arranging the work she 
has been aided by Rev. Dr. Marsh of Amherst. The book Is well printed, and 
has a very full Index. It Is handsomely bound, and illustrated by many fine 
portraits. 

The next book, the Descendants of James Young of Aberdeen, Scotland, is 
by Licut.-Col. William Johnston, Brigade Surgeon of the Army Medical Staff 
of Newton Dee, Murtie, Aberdeenshire. In 1861, the late Mr. Alexander Johns- 
ton printed at Aberdeen for private circulation, 250 copies of '' A Short Memoir 
of James Young, Merchant Burgess of Aberdeen and Rachel Cruickshank his 
spouse, and of their descendants," &c.. In which the descendants were brought 
down to 1860. The work before us has also been printed for private circula- 
tion. Llcut.-Col. Johnston informs us in his Preface, that it Is '* an attempt to 
bring the account down to the end of 1898." The book gives much genealogical 
and biographical matter relating to many distinguished Scottish families and 
individuals. The book Is handsomely printed on laid paper, and is well indexed. 

The Trubee Family, by Mrs. Garllck, is a book that in every way reflects 
credit on the author. It makes a very handsome volume, and is evidently a 



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work on which much labor has been expended* to make it accurate and full. 
" Realizing the fact," the author says in her iivci>ai|ction, *'that unless the 
members of a family are suflQciently interested in tKri^-f^^st record to preserre 
it in writing, it will be forgotten and lost by the passfng-away of generation 
after generation, I have written for the benefit of oun^l¥es|md descendants 
a history of our family, commencing with our Hebrew ancestor; iindris Trubee 
of Holland.** The volume is embellished by many fine portrait* ind other en* 
gravings. --* 

The next volume, ** Ralph Shepard, Puritan,** by the late Mr. ShepAlil of New 
Haven, N. Y., is an elegantly printed book, the edition of which is-iiQilt^ to 
fifty numbered and signed copies. The author's dedication is ** To my l^ath^ 
Sidney Shepard, Esquire, a lineal descendant of Ralph Shepard, in the'^,^fttli 
generation, I lovingly inscribe this Book.** The book contains all that could^ 
gathered relative to the author's emigrant ancestor who came to New EnglanU 
in 1635. He died Aug. 20, 1693. aged 90. An engraving of his gravestone at 
Maiden is given. Besides the account of Ralph Shepard, two generations of his 
descendants are found here. The book is a worthy memorial of a worthy 
ancestor. 

Dr. Parker's Gleanings from Parker Records contains gleanings concerning 
various persons of the name in England and America, many of whom have won 
distinction. The book is printed in an elegant manner, and is illustrated with 
flue engravings. 

The Family Notes by the late Hon. Joseph P. Bradley, a Justice of the United 
States Supreme Court, are devoted to the descendants of Francis Bradley, who 
settled in Fairfield, Conn., in 1660. They were written for the benefit of his 
children, and have been edited aud published by his son. Much historical as 
well as genealogical matter is here preserved. The book makes a handsome 
volume. It shows great research. 

The Peirce Family Record is by Edward W. West, Esq., of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
who in 1864 published a thin pamphlet under the same title, and in 1869 issued 
several pages of additions and corrections. These were noticed in the Register 
for October, 1872. The present work is much enlarged and improved. It has 
an Appendix containing accounts of some related families, namely: Hardy, 
Grafton, Gardener, Dawes, Lathrop, Cordis, Russell, Haswell, Gray, Chipman, 
Blanchard, Holland, May, West, Wyman, Cobia, etc. The book is well pre- 
pared, and mid^cs a handsome volume. 

Mr. Brown's book on the Old Families of Bedford, Massachusetts, is a work 
of much merit, and is commended to those who trace their ancestry to that 
town. It is illustrated by engravings. 

The Gibbs Family Record is a handsome pamphlet from the University Press. 
It gives the descendants of James Gibbs of Bristol, Massachusetts Bay, who is 
supposed to be from Bristol, England. The biographies are full and precise. 

The Odell pedigree is by Mr. King of Yonkers, N. Y,, who has contributed 
manv articles to the Register. He finds the name spelled Wadehelle, WadhuU, 
de Wahul, Wodhull, Woodhull, Wodell, Odell, Odill, Odle, etc. The emigrant 
ancestor of the family here recorded was William Odell, an early settler of Con- 
cord, Mass., who, Mr. King thinks, came with Rev. Peter Biilkcley, or about 
that time. The pedigree is carefully compiled. 

The next three works, Hooe-Bames, Dade and Fowke, are by the careful 
genealogist, Rev. Mr. Hay den of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., whose ** Virginia Genealo- 
gies " were noticed by us in January, 1892. 

The next three works are by Lieut. Temple Prime, U. S. A., Huntington, 
N. Y. They are second editions of works previously published. They all re- 
late to families of high repute in New England history. The works are care- 
fully compiled, and printed in a handsome manner. They are illustrated by 
engravings. The Nelson book contains a portrait by Smibert of the hero of 
Samuel Adams Drake's novel, *' Captain Nelson.** (See Register, vol. 33, p. 
261.) 

The Family of John Savage is a reprint from the Register for July last, with 
very large additions. One of the appended articles gives a list of the Revolu* 
tionary soldiers of the family, their rank and service. The two brothers, 
Savage, of Lowell, who compile this monograph on their family history in 



102 HeceJkfJhAHcations. [Jan. 

America, have deyoted a l^g^>oi6unt of diligent and intelligent research to its 
accomplishment. We un4Ws(and that its distribution is to be private, bat we 
apprehend that genei|logIato** desiring copies conld likely be accommodated by 
early application. ••« **. * 

The NeedhanuBr^eh of the Tolman Family, by Mrs. Pickford, gives a line 
of the TolmM lah^ftj not carried ont in the article on the Tolmans in the Rbq- 
ISTRR for Jmj,''lSGO. It makes a handsome pamplilet. 

Mr. lawn's*** History of the Shepard Family** famishes details of a Ver- 
mont* family of this name, of which little has previoasly been preserved in 
prijalr..***Ttfe author deserves credit for his work. 

.' 'TI^Tarsons Genealogy is by Gen. Lewis B. Parsons of Flora, Clay connty, 

., IIMbois, who traces his ancestry to Joseph Parsons of Springfield, Mass., re- 

*. *iating to whom and his descendants an article will be found in the Rbgistkb for 

', l\ \ July, 1847. Appended is an article giving the author's ancestry in his maternal 

line — Hoar. 

The Sprague pamphlet gives the ancestry from that family of the author, 
Dwight H. Kelton, LL.D., of Montpelier, Yt., captain in the United States 
Army. He is the author of '< Annals of Fort Mackenac," etc. 

The ** Historic Records of an Old Family ** is by Rear Adm. Francis Ashbury 
Roe, U. S. N. The *' Old Family** is that of Roe, which the author traces to 
Scandinavia at an early date. Much interesting matter is preserved in this 
pamphlet. 



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RECENT PUBLICATIONS, 

Pabsbntbd to the Nhw-Englaii d Historic GIbnbalooigal Socibtt nou August 1, 

TO Dbcbmrbb 1, 1894. 

I. PtibKcatiom Ufritten or tidUed ky M§mbera of the SoeM<y. 

Corporations in the Days of the Colony. By Andrew McFarland Davi^. Re- 
printed from the Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Cambridge. 
1894. 8vo. pp. 34. 

The Inaugural Addresses of the Mayors of Boston. Vol I., 1 822- 1 85 1 . Published 
by the City Registrar. Boston. 1894. 8vo. pp. 416. 

Record of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who served the United States of Amer- 
ica in the War of the Rebellion and Previous Wars, Buried in the City of Ports- 
mouth, N. H., and the Neighboring Towns of Greenland, Newcastle, Newington and 
Rye. By Joseph Foster. Portsmouth, N. H. 1893. 8vo. pp. 76. 

Remarks on some rare German Prints of New York and Quebec, and on Contri- 
butions in the year 1781 by the Churches of Massachusetts to the Distressed Inhabi- 
tants of South Carolina and Georgia. By Samuel A. Green, MJ). [Boston, 1894.] 
8vo. pp. 7. 

Jonathan Holman, a Revolutionary Colonel. By John C. Crane. Worcester. 
1894. 8vo. pp. 19. 

The Crafts FamUy. By James M. and William F. Crafts. Northampton. 1893. 
8vo. pp. 803. 

The Early Records of the Town of Dedham. 1659-1673. Edited by Don Gleason 
Hill. Dedham. 1894. 8vo. pp. X.+304. 

The Public Records of the State of Connecticut. From October, 1776, to February, 
1778, inclusive. By Charles J. Hoadly, LL.D. Hartford. 1894. 8vo. pp. iv.+653. 

Maps of the Street- lines of Boston, made for the Selectmen in 1819 and 1820. By 
John Groves Hales. Published by the City Registrar. Boston. 1894. 

Report of the Class Secretary of the Class of 1876, Bowdoin College. [By Myles 
Standish, M.D.] Boston. 1894. 12mo. pp. 43. 

The Present Status of Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by Norsemen. By 
Hon. James Phinney Baxter. Washington. 1894. 8vo. pp. 10. 

Rev. Jacob Green of Hanover, N. J., as an Author, Statesman and Patriot. By 
Bev. Joseph F. Tuttle, DJ). Ciawfordsville, Ind. [1894.] 8vo. pp. 55. 



1895.] Becent Puhlicai%on$. 103 

n. other PMicatiomM. 

Catalogue of Weatminster College. Fulton* Missouri. 1894. 8to. pp. 44. 

The Story of the City HaH Commission, including the Exercises at the Laying of 
the Comer Stonea and the Dedication of the City Hall and Memorial HalL Edited 
by Prentiss Webster. Lowell. 1894. 8vo. pp. 233. 

Minutes of the General Association of the Congregational and Presbyterian Churches 
of New Hampshire. Vol. YL Concord. 1894. 8to. 

Third Report of the Record Commissioners relatire to the Early Town Records. 
ProTidenoe. 1893. 4to. pp. 8. 

Proceedings of the Trustees of the Peabody Education Fund. Cambridge. 1894. 
8to. pp. 62. 

The First Houses of Bound Brook. By Rer. T. E. Daris. Bound Brook, N. J, 

1893. 4to. pp. 36. 

Third Annual Report of the Trustees of Public Reservations. Boston. 1893. 
8to. pp. 53. 
Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1893. Part II. Boston. 

1894. 8to. 

The Struggle for Freedom in Kansas. By Thomas Ewing. Reprinted from the 
Cosmopolitan Mag^ine. 1894. 4to. 

Historical Society Newbergh Bay and the Highlands. Newbergh, N. T. 1894. 
4to. pp. 60. 

Proceedings of the Nora Scotian Institute of Science, Session of 1892-3. Halifax, 
N. S. 1893. 8to. 

Proceecings and Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society. Lincoln, 
Neb. 1894. 8yo. pp. 64. 

The Honorable ^ijah Leonard. A Memoir. London, Ont. 8to. pp. 61. 

The History of Holden, Mass., 1684-1894. By David Foster Estes. Worcester. 
1894. 8vo. pp. X. -4-446. 

Souvenir of Charlestown and Bunker Hill Monument. Charlestown. 1894. 4to. 
pp. 86. 

The Unveiling of the Columbus Statue, New York, May, 1894. New York. 1894. 
4to. pp. 30. 

Celebration of the One Hundred and Twenty- fifth Anniversary of St. Andrew's 
Royal Arch Chapter, 1769-1894. Boston. 1894. 8vo. pp. 145. 

Indianland and Wonderland. By Olin D. Wheeler. 8vo. pp. 105. 

Letters from Alaska. By Horace Briggs, PhJ). Buffalo. 1889. 12mo. pp. 87. 

Twenty-seventh Annual Report of the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore. 
Baltimore. 1894. 8vo. pp. 51. 

Thirtieth Report of the Trustees of the Boston City Hospital. Boston. 1894. 
8vo. pp. 167. 

Constitution and Records of the Claim Association of Johnson County, Iowa. By 
Benjamin F. Shambaugh, A.M. Iowa City. 1894. 8vo. pp. 196. 

Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada. Yol. XI. Ottawa. 
1894. 4 to. pp. 153. 

The Medical Register of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. John Shrady, 
MJ)n Editor. YoL XXXII. New York. 1894. 16mo. pp. clxxi.+261. 

A Partial Catalogue of the Publications of the Essex Institute. Salem. 1894. 
16mo. pp. 28. 

Town Histories and Genealogies in the Library of the Essex Institute. Salem. 
1893. pp. 30. 

Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts, 1894. Boston. 1894. 8vo. pp. 1094. 

The Fones Record. Yol. I. By James N. Arnold. Providence. 1894. 8vo. pp. 199. 

Centennial Celebration of the Incorporation of Pittsburg. 8vo. pp. 50. 

Specimen Pages of a Pythian History of New Hampshire. By Charles B. Spofford. 
Manchester, N. H 1894. 8vo. pp. 11. 

The Revolutionary Soldiers of Ciaremont, N. H. By Charles B. Spofford. Clare- 
mont. 1894. 8vo. pp. 20. 

Grand Rapids, Mich., as it is. 1894. 

General Joseph Martin and the War of the Revolution in the West. By Prof. 
Stephen B. Weeks. Washington. 1894. 8vo. pp. 74. 

The Archives of Harvard College. By Justin Winsor. Worcester. 8vo. pp. 4. 

Watertown Records. Comprising the First and Second Books of Town Proceed- 
ings, with the Land Grants and Possessions ; also the Proprietors' Book and the First 
Book and Supplement of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Watertown, Mass. 1894. 
8vo. pp. vL-f-161-f-l99-Hl. 



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[Jan. 



The Early Records of the Town of Proyidence. Vol. VI. Providence. 1894. 
4to. pp. vi.-f328. 

Hillsborough. Address at Hillsborough Bridge on the Field Day of the New 
Hampshire ^storical Society, October 3, 1893. Sy Amos Hadley, Ph.D. Concord. 
1894. 8yo. pp. 17. 



DEATHS. 



Nathan Gillette Pond, Esq., bom in 
New York, May 31, 1832: married in 
Milford, Conn., November 11, 1866; 
died in Milford, Conn., July 29, 1894. 
Third in descent from Charles Pond, 
of Revolutionary fame. Seventh in 
descent from Theophilus Eaton, first 
Governor of New Haven Colony. Sixth 
in descent from Sir Charles Hobby, 
Colonel of Massachusetts regiment un- 
der General Nicholson, in the Port 
Royal Expedition, 1710, was knighted 
July 9, 1706, "for good service done 
the Crown in New England." Sixth in 
descent &om Capt. John MUes, who 
served under Major Robert Treat in the 

great swamp fight. He was the son of 
harles Hobby and Martha Gillette 
Pond. At the age of 21 he went into 
business in New York city; but a 
varied success led him to a country life, 
and for years he was a breeder of thor- 
oughbred cattle — short horns and Jer- 
seys — whose pedigrees he searched as 
carefully as he did in later years those 
of his fellow -men. He conceived the 
idea of the "Memorial Bridge" built 
in Milford, Conn., over the Wepowage, 
at the place where the settlers first 
crossed on their entry into the land of 
their new homes. The bridge was dedi- 
cated in 1889, on the 260th anniversary 
of the settlement of the town, and is a 
fitting monument to one who labored 
so long and faithfully to accomplish it. 
The "Taylor Library" now being 
built is largely due to Mr. Pond's efforts 
in behalf of Milford. The ancestral 
tablets he prepared are marvels of com- 
pleteness, and are invaluable to their 
fortunate possessors. His books, " The 
Old Tombstones of Milford" and "Ye 
Story of ye Memorial," are of great in- 
terest to antiquarians as well as to 
descendants of the settlers of New 
Haven colony. 

Mr. Pond married in 1866 Sophia M. 
Mooncy (of Revolutionary and colonial 
ancestry in New Hampshire), by whom 
he had eight children. Owing to his 
peculiar belief regarding life and death, 
no clergyman was in official attendance 
at his funeral, although many of that 



profession, warm and lifelong friends, 
were present. In accordance with an 
oft- repeated request, the exercises were 
conducted by the Hon. George M. Gunn, 
a neighbor, friend, and a fellow society 
man. 

Mr. Pond was a charter member of 
both New York and Connecticut Socie- 
ties of Colonial Wars; and has been 
greatly instrumental in reviving the 
Connecticut "Society of Cincinnati." 
In regard to >lr. Pond's connection 
with the Society of the Cincinnati, I 
quote Irom a letter received since writ- 
ing the above : 

" Mr. Pond was associated with Gen. 
D wight Morris, Hon. A. W. Merwin, 
Rev. A. N. Lewis, and others, in re- 
viving the disbanded Society of the 
Cincinnati in Connecticut from the 
initiatory movement in 1888 to its 
restoration by the General Society in 
1893. He was indefatigable in laboring 
for the desired result. His genealogical 
skill rendered his services peculiarly 
valuable. The Society could have 
spared any of its members better than 
Mr. Pond. He was treasurer of the 
Society, and a member of the executive 
committee of the General Society. Mr. 
Pond will be succeeded by his eldest 
son, Charles Hobby Pond, of New York 
city.' 



»» 



James Bartlett Shafleigh, Esq., one of 
the best known citizens of Somersworth, 
N. H., died in that city August 2, 1894. 
He was a lineal descendant of Alexan- 
der Shapleigh the emigrant ancestor, 
who came to this country from Devon- 
shire, England, in 1636, and settled in 
Kittery, and son of Samuel Shapleigh, 
one of the earliest settlers in Lebanon, 
Me. He was bom in that town Feb- 
ruary 20, 1806, and was consequently 
at the time of his death 89 years, 6 
months and 14 days of age. Mr. Shap- 
leigh retained his mental and physical 
powers unimpaired to near the close of 
life ; and during his long and active life 
he never had occasion to require the 
services of a physician until within a 
few days of his death. 



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GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS IN ENGLANT). 

By Hbnrt F. Watbbs, A.M. 
[Continaed from Vol. xWiil., page 516.] 

Apollo Platne of Preston, Suffolk, gentleman, 4 September 1601, 
proved 20 November 1602. My son William Plaine, married to a daughter 

of Robert of Roughannam, Suffolk, Esq. Mr. Thomas Willis 

minister of Preston. Margaret my wife and William my son to be execu- 
tors. To the poor of Lavenham forty shillings so that they trouble me not 
at the day of my burial. BIy executors to pay Amye Dickens, at her full 
age of one and twenty years, a hundred pounds and to the rest of the 
children of my daughter Dickens, namely, George, Margaret and Bryant, 
a hundred pounds to be evenly or equally distributed amongst them at their 
full age ; and if they die before they come to those years then I will my 
daughter, their mother, shall have their portion, over living; but if she die, 
my executors. I give my son Dickens his debts due at my death, so he 
claim no other. Hollinshead's Dictionaries, which I paid forty shillings for, 
I bequeath to my cousin John Gurdon Esq., praying him my son may have 
^ Chawcer and Maister Lamberte's Perambulacon of Kent," making him 
overseer of my will. Montague, 74. 

Anthony Drurt of Besthorpe, Norfolk, Esq. 20 June 1616, proved 9 
November 1616. My body to be buried in the South Aisle of the parish 
church of Besthorpe and my grave to be covered with the marble stone at 
my porch door, with a superscription in brass and two escutchions of brass 
with my arms and my two wives' arms engraven thereon. To my wife 
Anne (among other things) the ambling gelding which I bought of one 
Buckenham and the household stuff of mine remaining in my son Sir 
Anthony Drury's house in Besthorpe. Sundry hangings &c. in my parlor at 
my manor of Curson's to my said son Sir Anthony. Sundry household stuff 
in my houses at Weston, Norfolk, to my son William. My daughter Bur- 
man and my grandchild Anne Bur man (at eighteen). My daughter Rooke- 
wood. My grandchild Bridget Rookewood (at eighteen). Other of her 
children. My eldest son's daughters, viz* Anne, Bridget, Elizabeth, Susan 
and Dorothy, at twenty or marriage. My daughter Elizabeth Harborne 
and her children. My son Pleasatit's children, viz* Thomas, William, Anne 
and Dorothy, at eighteen. To my grandchild William Drury my chain of 
gold, to be delivered to him at his full age of one and twenty years, and 
after my decease the said chain to be delivered to Dame Bridgett Drurj 
my daughter to have the custody and use thereof. To my said daughter 
my gold ring with my arms thereupon. To my grandchild Anthony Drury 
all my lands in Lynge which I bought of Mr. Dennye. My grandchild 
Robert Drury. My sister Chamberlaine. My loving cousin Mr. Arch- 
deacon Stokes. To wife Anne, for life, all that chief messuage &c. wherein 
my eldest son lately dwelt, called Gyles, whereof by deed indented dated 18 
August 14 Eliz: I did enfeoffe Nicholas Garneis and William Brampton 
Esquires and Thomas Brampton gen* to certain uses &c. Provisions for 
descent of real estate. Son Sir Anthony Drury to be executor and if he 
shall not, within three months next after my decease, lawfully prove this 

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106 Chntalogical Oleanings in England. [Jan. 

my last will and testament according to the due course of the Ecclesiastical 
laws of this Realm then all my gifts and devises of goods &c. to him shall 
cease and be utterly void and I give the same to my son William whom I 
make executor in his place. And lastly I do desire my loving brother 
Nicholas Garneis Esq. and my loving sons in law William Harborne Esq. 
and Mr. Doctor Burman to be supervisors. And I do give and bequeath 
unto my loving cousin John Gurden Esq., according to a loving and kind 
agreement between him and me, if he be living at the time of my decease, 
one gelding or colt or else forty shillings in lieu thereof, desiring him to 
take my small remembrance in good part. And unto my said brother 
Garneis and my sons William Harborne and Doctor Barman and to my son 
William Drury and to my son Rookewood and to my grandchild William 
Drury and to my loving kinsman and godson Mr. Thomas Drury and to my 
loving cousin Thomas Brampton Esq. I give, to each of them, a mourning 
gown. And to the rest of my friends or kin that my executor shall please 
to bestow cloaks upon I will that my nephew Raphe Chamberlain and my 
brother Constable shall have each of them one. And so an end of this my 
last will and testament &c. 

Ro : Constable and William Rookewood two of the witnesses. Proved 
by Sir Anthony Drury, knight. Cope, 109. 

John Gurdon of Assington, Suffolk, Esq. 6 December 1621, proved 10 
October 1623. In former will had made my son Brampton (Gurdon) ex- 
ecutor. I have, upon very just occasions which I have imparted unto some 
of our indifferent friends, changed my purpose therein. To my grandchild 
John Gurdon, eldest son of my said son Brampton Gurdon by his first wife, 
all my lease or farm lands, advowsons, tythes &c. in Assington, parcel of 
the late Priory of Hatfield Peverell, Essex, which I did purchase of Thomas 
Winterflood genS lands which I did purchase of Sir Edwin Riche, knight, 
the messuage or farm house wherein one Thomas French doth now inhabit, 
called Garland's, and lands belonging &c., which I did lately purchase of 
Sir William Waldgrave, knight, the elder, situate in Assington, lands which 
I bought of the children of Edward Hamond, now in the occupation of John 
Hamond ('and a lot of other lauds &c described) ; and my will, intent and 
desire is, which I would earnestly entreat my son Brampton Gurdon, even 
as he would have the love and favor of Almighty God, that he would per- 
mit and suffer all those manors, lands and tenements &c. to go, remain and 
be in such manner and form and to such person or persons &c and for such 
uses as are expressed &c in .certain indentures tripartite made between me 
the said John Gurdon and Amye my wife on the first part, Elizabeth 
Barret, widow. Sir Drue Drurye, knight, and others of the second part and 
the said Brampton Gurdon my son on the third part, bearing date 2 Feb- 
ruary 30 Eliz: Reference to an instrument bearing date 25 June 1606, 
made by the said Brampton Gurdon upon or a little before his intermarriage 
with a second wife &c. To my grandchild Robert Gurdon, brother unto 
my said grandchild John Gurdon of the whole blood, messuages &c in 
Letton, Cranworth and Shipdam &c. in Norfolk, with remainder to Edward 
Gurdon, whole brother unto the said Robert. Sundry lands ^fcc. to said 
grandson Edward Gurdon. To my cousin William Playne of Lavenham, 
Suffolk, $^en^, thirty pounds and to his mother Margaret Playne, widow, 
forty shillings to make her a ring. To my grandchild Brampton whom my 
said son had by his second wife, Muriell the daughter of Martin Sydley 
Esq. deceased, certain household stuff at Letton, at his age of four and 



1895.] Oenealogical Oleanxngs in England. 107 

twenty or day of marriage. To the said Muriell, the now wife of my said son, 
twenty ponnds to buy her a gown. To the rest of my son Brampton Gordon's 
children by the said Mnriell (excepting Edmand) twenty pounds apiece at 
their several ages of twenty years. Certain honsehold stuff conveyed to Wen- 
bam. Gifts to James Springet and to Alice his wife, before Alice Somerland, 
my late servants. Other servants. I make the aforenamed John Gordon 
my grandchild sole executor and give and bequeath onto him the overplus 
of my money &c., and I nominate and appoint Sir Henry Mildmaye, knight, 
to be supervisor, to whom ten pounds in money and my best gelding or 
horse, at his own choice. Also I do appoint as a thing by me especially de- 
sired that my said grandchild John Gurdon will make some especial monu- 
ment or remembrance in Assington Church, not only of myself but of my 
father, mother and wife, being his grandmother, such as he in his discretion 
shall think meet and fit for our estate, condition and calling as we lived in 
this world. I give unto Edmunde Gurdon my grandchild the copyhold in 
Mil ford, to be surrendered to his use, and ten pounds also for to pay his 
fine and charges of court. 

John Appleton one of the witnesses. Proved by John Gurdon the 
grandson. Swann, 99. 

Sir Calthorpe Parker of Erwarton, Suffolk, knight, 31 August 1618, 
proved 26 January 1618. I give and bequeath unto Dame Mercye, my now 
wife, my capital messuage or manor house of my manor of Erwarton, with 
the orchards, gardens, mills, dovehouses &c. to have and to hold until my 
eldest son shall accomplish his full age of one and twenty years. The 
manor of Gaynes and other estate to be in the charge of the executors, a 
portion of the rent to be employed for the benefit of the younger children. 
The three hundred pounds paid to Sir Stephen Soame to be employed for 
me in the East Indian Company I give, with the profits arising of the said 
Adventure, unto my daughter Anne Parker, to be paid at her day of mar- 
riage or age of one and twenty years. Other bequests to daughters Anne 
and Mary Parker. To my sister Dame Katherine Corn wall is fifty pounds. 

I do name and appoint my assured loving brothers in law Nathaniel 
Bamardiston Esquire, Thomas Soame of London Esquire and my trusty 
and assured friends, William Cage of Ipswich, Suffolk, gentlemen, and John 
Graseley of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, yeoman, my true and lawful execu- 
tors. I do give and bequeath unto Dame Mercye my wife my capital and 
new built messuage in Great Wenham, Suffolk, and lands, meadows, pas- 
tures and fennes in said town of Great Wenham or Capell to have and to 
hold during her natural life. And after her decease I give them to Stephen 
Parker my second son and to his heirs forever. Parker, 1. 

Dame Mercie Parker of Great Wenham, Suffolk, widow, 2 July 1636, 
proved 9 December 1636. To Henry Parker my second son those lands, 
messuages &c. which I bought of Richard Daye, situate in Capell or 
elsewhere in said county. To my son Nathaniel Parker that hundred 
pounds which is in the hands of my cousin Henry Austin, and forty pounds 
more to buy him a chamber. I give to my son Thomas Parker and his 
heirs all those lands, which I bought of James Hopkins late minister of 
Great Wenham, situate and lying in Capel &c. I give to my daughter 
Saltinstall and my daughter Gurdon my pair of gold bracelets, viz^ to each 
of them one bracelet. I give to my said two daughters all my childbed linen 
to be equally divided betwixt them. Also I give six silver plate trenchers to 



108 Ghnealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

my daaghter Saltenstall. And my meaning is they shall afterwards go to 
such children as she shall appoint or think St A similar beqaest to daugh- 
ter Gurdon. To my son, Sir Philip, a dozen silver plate trenchers. The 
rest of my plate &c. to my three younger sons. To my daughter Parker 
my coach and my red and green quilt. All my other household stuff to 
my son Sir Philip. To John Saltenstall my grandchild fifty pounds to be 
employed to his use, and that, with the profits arising, to be paid him at his 
age of one and twenty years. To my brothers Sir William, Sir Stephen 
and Mr. Thomas Somes, Sir John Wentworthe, Mr. John Gurdon my son 
in law, my sister Wentworth and my sister Barnardiston, to each of them a 
ring of the value of ten pounds. I give to Sir Richard Saltinstall a ring of 
the value of forty pounds. To the poor of Great Wenham forty shillings. 
To the poor of Thurrington forty shillings. To the poor of Weekes in 
Essex forty shillings. Certain servants and others. All the rest of my 
lands &c. to be equally divided amongst my three younger sons, Henry, 
Nathaniel and Thomas, whom I constitute &c. executors. 

Proved by Henry Parker, power reserved to grant letters to Nathaniel 
and Thomas Parker the other executors named. Pile, 123. 

John Chopptne fifth son of Francis Choppyne of Coddenham, Suffolk, 
gent^ deceased, will made 17 December 1644, proved 8 January 1647. My 
cousin Judith Choppyne. My cousin John Southwell Esq. My dear and 
loving mother Mrs. Dorothy Dove. Richard Tallemach of Coddenham, 
yeoman. My beloved nephew William Harrison, the son and only son of 
my late dear and loving sister, and my only sister, Dorothy Choppyne, the 
wife of William Harrison gen^ My beloved niece and god daughter Anne 
Choppyne, second daughter of my late dear brother Tellemache Choppyne 
gen^ deceased. My beloved niece Frances Choppyne, eldest daughter of 
my said brother. My beloved nephew John Choppyne, the youngest son 
of my said brother, unto whom the Lady Susan Crane, in performance of 
my cousin Sir Robert Crane's promise, hath given the sum of ten pounds 
per annum, issuing out of the farm where I now dwell, for thirteen years, 
whereof there is two years passed. My beloved nephew Robert Choppyne, 
eldest son and heir of my said brother. All these nephews and nieces at 
one and twenty or days of marriage. Now my humble bequest is that my 
loving friends and kinsmen John Gurdon Esq., one of the members of the 
House of Commons, Francis Bacon Esq., Counsellor at Law, and Matthias 
Candler ah Gillet, minister of God's word at Coddenham aforesaid, will 
take care of the tuition and education of my said brother Tallemach Chop- 
pyne his four children and guardians for my said nephew Robert Choppyne 
during his and their minorities, of whose tender care I have had experience 
and am fully persuaded that they will to the uttermost of their endeavors 
give my said brother's four children both pious, religious and virtuous edu- 
cation, which will be more precious in God*s eye than anything I can leave 
them. And I appoint my said loving kinsman John Gurdon Esq., Francis 
Bacon Esq. and Matthias Candler dU Gillet, clerk, to be my executors. 

Essex, 11. 

Brampton Gurdon of Assington, Suffolk, Esq., 19 October 1647, with 
a codicil dated 1 February 1 648, proved 1 6 May 1 650. My copyhold lands 
and tenements &c. in Great Wenham, East Bergholt, Roydon &c. in the 
Co. of Suffolk I bequeath to my eldest son John Gurdon &c My copy- 
hold lands and tenements holden of the manor of Shipdam and lying or 



1895.] Otnealogical Oleanings in England. 109 

being in Shipdam and Letton, or in towns near adjoining, in the Co. of 
Norfolk, I give and bequeath onto my son Brampton Gordon dec. I giro 
and bequeath onto Merriell my dearly beloved wife my best coach and five 
horses, with all the harness and furniture belonging onto it, and all my 
plate marked with Sidleye's and Knevitt's coats, or either of them, one 
deep silver bason, one silver sogar box, a silver chaffing dish, three great 
and three lesser silver drinking bowls, two broad silver bowls, a silver foot 
with a screw, six silver plates with Gordon's and Sidlye's coats, six silver 
saocers, a caodle cop with a cover, a little silver tankard, foor silver por- 
ringers, foor trencher salts, fifteen silver spoons and the bell salt To said 
wife (a lot of fomitore and hoosehold stuff, including) a livery cupboard 
with a drawer, a high Turkey wrought chair and a little Turkey wrought 
diair, high stools and high chairs dt^c., napkins and linen marked B. G. M. 
and G. and M. G., the chaffer bought whilst I lived at Greeneford, one 
barrell chom dec. As for the pewter my will is that all the pewter stamped 
or marked with Bannett's (Barrett's?) and Litton's arms do go to my 
execotor, my son John Gordon, and the residue of the pewter be equally 
divided betwixt my said son and my wife. To my son Brampton Gurdon 
all the furniture and hoosehold stuff in his chamber and also one hundred 
pounds in lien of a gift given onto him by mother Sedley (and also certain 
armor). To James Gordon, the son of my son Robert, one hondred poonds 
to be disposed of for his best advantage by binding him oot apprentice, or 
otherwise. To my daoghter Mildmay one little gilt bowl and twenty 
poonds in money. My son John's wife. My son HUl and his wife. 

Item, I give to my son Saltonstall fifty pounds, and to his wife fif^ 
poonds, to be paid within twelve months after my decease. My sou Robert's 
wife. My son Brampton's wife. My nephews Nathaniel and Frauds 
Bacon. Mr. Walker my minister, Mr. Pechy, Mr. Newcomen, Mr. Ray- 
ment. To Mr. Rogers of Ipswich in New England five poonds and to Mr. 
Stansby of Ipswich in this Coonty two poonds. Mr. fkles. The poor of 
Assington, of Dedham, of Newton, of Sodbory and of Boxford. Certain 
servants. My son John to be sole executor and my loving nephews Na- 
thaniel and Francis Bacon to be supervisors, to each of whom 1 give five 
pounds. 

In the codicil he mentioned others. To my loving brother Martin Sed- 
ley Esq. forty shilling to buy him a ring. Mr. Smith of Dedham. The 
poor of Stoke by Nayland, of Bures St. Mary and of Nayland. Mr. Eaton, 
now living with me. Isaac Cooke my servant Susan Hudson my servants 
Edmond Jesopp and An Rayment, both servants onto my son Brampton. 
Gordon. Refereuce to the marriage of Brampton Gordon, my eldest son. 
by Merriell my now wife, with Mary, his now wife. Pembroke, 68. 

Roger Hill of Poondisford, Somerset, Elsq., Sergeant at Law, 6 March*. 
1664, proved 26 April 1667. My body to be boried and laid op till the 
day of refreshment come, in or near the grave or place where the corpse 
or body of her that in her life time was the constant delight of my eyet, 
my late most honored and dear wife Mrs Abigail Hill, daoghter of Bramp- 
ton Gorden Esq. deceased, then of Assington Hall in the Coonty of Sof- 
folk, was laid op and interred, it being in Uie Chorch of the Inner Temple, 
London, close onder the East window on the Sooth side of the said chorch, 
onder the monoments of Coke and Littleton, in which place was boried 
Gordon and Meriel, my son and dai^hter which I had by my said wife, as 
also Jane my eldest daoghter which I had by my first and dearly beloved. 

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wife Mrs Katherine Hill, daughter of Giles Grene of Cross Castle in the 
CouDty of Dorset Esq. deceased. And my will is that my barial be in as 
private a manner as may be without any rain pomp or ceremony at all and 
that blacks or mournings be given to none but to her that is the desire of 
my soul, my now most honored and dear wife, Mrs Abigail Hill (daughter 
of Thomas Barnes deceased, of Alboro Hatch in the County of Dorset* 
Esq. and sister and coheir of James Barnes Esq. deceased) and to mine and 
her children and servants that shall be in covenant and abiding and menial 
servants with me at the time of my death. My late honored father Wil- 
liam Hill Esq. deceased. My son William. My son Roger. My cousin 
Chaplein of Taunton. My friend and kinsman Sir Walter Yonge of Colly- 
ton, Devon, Baronet, my brothers in law Brampton Gurdon of Letton, 
Norfolk, Esq. and Edward Keighley of Alboro-hatch, Essex, gen^ and 
William Chaplein of Taunton, Somerset, gen^ &c. My brother in law 
John Gurdon of Assington, Suffolk, Esq. My brother Richard Saltonstall 
Esq. My good brothers Mr John Hill of Taunton, gen^ and Mr Richard 
Royle of London gen^ My good sisters Mrs Anne Butler, Mrs Jane Royle 
and Mrs Jane Hill, wife of said brother Mr John Hill. My kinswoman 
Mrs Mary Gully, sister to my cousin William Chaplein aforesaid. My 
son Roger Hill. His mother in law my wife. Carr, 44. 

Brampton Gurdon the elder of Letton, Norfolk, genS 10 February 15 
Charles II, A.D. 1662, with a codicil bearing date 21 February 1662, 
proved 10 February 1669. To my wife Mrs Mary Gurdon all those my 
two messuages &c. in Letton, Cranworth and Shipdham, to have and to 
hold for life, and after her decease I give one to my son Thomas Gurdon, 
for life, reserving unto my son Brampton Gurdon &c. free liberty of in- 
gress, egress, &c. into and from my grove lying within the said premises. 
To my said son Thomas one thousand pounds. One hundred pounds to 
wife Mary (and use of certain household stuff during her widowhood). To 
my brother John Gurdon Esq. and Anne his wife, to my sister the Lady 
Mildmay, to my brother Mr. Sergeant Hill and Abigail his wife, to my 
brother Richard Saltonstall Esq. and Meriell his wife, to my sister Mrs 
Joyce Gurdon, to my nephew Mr. Roger Hill and to my niece Mrs Meryell 
Moseley forty shillings to each of them to buy rings. To the poor of Let- 
ton forty shillings, of Cranworth forty shillings, of Southberch twenty shil- 
lings and of Shipdham three pounds. To all my servants living with me 
at the time of my death (except Anne Foulsham and Francis Stanham) 
twenty shillings apiece, and to the said Anne and Francis forty shillings 
apiece. The rest of my goods &c. to my son Brampton Gurdon whom I 
make executor &c. 

(Codicil) To my daughter Elizabeth Gurdon ten pounds. To my 
brother William Skeffington Esq., my sister Skeffington, my brother G«r- 
vase Pigott Esq., my nephew Mr. John Thornhagh, my niece Mrs Jane 
Thomhage and Mrs Margaret Goodwyne, to each of them forty shillings 
to buy rings. To M' Marke Lewes, Mr. Martyn and M" Martyn twenty 
shillings apiece, and to Mr. Thomas Walker of Assington and M' Stephen 
Poole of Southbergh five pounds apiece, and to the scholar that shall live 

* For Dorset we shoald read Essex. Thomas Barnes of Aldboroagh Hatch in Barking, 
Bssex, by his second wife, Isabella, daughter of James Harrey, Esq., had, among other 
issue, Abigail, a sister and coheir of James Barnes, who was married foar times. Her third 
hasband was this Roger Hill of Poandsford, Somerset, and her fourth husband Col. George 
Thompson, brother of Robert and of Maurice Thompson, whose will, as also that of ms 
brother Maurice, I have ready for pablicatiom H» F. Watbbs. 



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with me io my house at the time of mj death forty shillings. Item, I giTe 
unto my dear sister Mrs Meriell Saltoostall ten pounds. Penn, 21. 

Damb Aht Mildmat of Graces in Little Baddow, Essex, widow, 18 
May 1669, proved 28 January 1670. To be buried in Little Baddow 
chancel and laid in my sister's grave. To my beloved daughter in law 
Mary Mildmay, my son Henry's wife, six pounds in gold. To my grand- 
daughter Amy Mildmay, my son Henry's eldest daughter, one hundred 
pounds. To Anne Mildmay, my son's second daughter, five pounds. To 
Mary Mildmay, my son's tlurd daughter, five pounds. To Lucy and Elic- 
beth Mildmay, my son's fourth and fifth daughters, five pounds apiece, and 
all my plate to be equally divided between them. To Fra : Mildmay, my 
son's sixth daughter, twenty mark in money. To Robert Mildmay of 
Terling, my son in law, ten pounds, to buy him mourning, and to his wife a 
ring of twenty shillings. To my grandson Robert Mildmay and his sister 
Amy Mildmay ten pounds apiece. To the said Amy, over and above the 
said ten pounds, the sum of one hundred pounds, to be paid her at her age 
of three and twenty years or day of marriage or six months after. 

Item, I give to my brother Jo : Garden of Ason in the County of Suffolk 
Esquire the sum of twenty mark in money and to his wife ten pounds. I 
give to his four sons, Philip, Nathaniel, Brampton and Barrett, to each of 
them a ring of twenty shillings. To his three daughters, Judith Grould, 
Anne Gurdon and Amy Forth, to each of them a ring of twenty shillings. 
Item, I give to my sister Saltonstall a ring of twenty shillings. I give to 
my sister Joyce Gurdon six pounds and to her son James Gurdon and John 
Gurdon the sum of ten pounds. To my niece Fisher a ring of twenty 
shillings and to my niece Leeds a ring of twenty shillings. To my sister 
in law, my brother Bampton's wife, a ring of twenty shillings. To my 
daughter Wallopp five pounds. To my son Harlackendon a ring of twenty 
shillings and to his wife a ring of twenty shillings. To my cousin Reymond 
of Ipswich forty shillings and to her daughter Russell forty shillings. To 
my man Robert Hugeiford six pounds. To my two maids Elizabeth Rey- 
mond and Anne Meade three pounds apiece and all my cloathes (&c). 
To the poor of Little Baddow four pounds. Lands, tenements &c. in Bul- 
mer, Essex, Lavenham, Preston or Brentely Suffolk to my sou Henry 
Mildmay and his heirs forever. The residue of my goods to my son Henry 
whom I make and appoint my sole executor &c. 

I desire my son Henry to pay to the parties here under named the several 
sums of money that I give. To my cousin Lane, M' Walker, Mr. Gilson, 
Mr Wragg, Mr Willis, Mr Crow, Mr Clarke, Mr Reeve, Mr Folkes, Mr 
Oakes, Mr Benson, Mr Hollock, Mr Harrison, Mr Hicks, Joane Baker and 
Alice Bowne (sums ranging from one to ten pounds apiece). Duke, 6. 

John Gurdon of Assington, Suffolk, Esq. 25 June 1677, proved 4 
October 1 679. To my dear and loving wife Anne Gurdon, for and during 
the term of her natural life, my mansion house wherein I now dwell, com- 
monly called Assington Hall, with all the outhouses, bams, stables, orchards, 
yards and gardens l^longing to the same, together with the park and warren, 
with the deer and coneys ; also the Priory ground late in the occupation of 
Abraham Hayward, with all the tithes which I have now let to William 
Firmin of Assington. I also give her, for term of her natural life, the free 
disposition of the Vicaridge of Assington so often as it shall be void (and 
certain farms in Assington and Stoke next Nayland). All which said 



112 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

farms were settled upon my said wife at her marriage with me, with three 
other farms in Great Cogshall in Essex and other towns thereto adjacent, 
which I do further confirm to her by this my will and do give them to her 
for and during the term of her natural life. To my son Nathaniel Gurdon 
the farm in which the widow Sach now liveth and holdeth of me, lying and 
being in Great Cogshall and towns adjacent, after my wife's decease. I 
give him one hundred pounds and to his daughter Anne Gurdon, my grand- 
child, one hundred pounds, to be paid unto him for the use of his said 
daughter and paid to her by him at the age of eighteen years. To my son 
Brampton Gurdon one hundred pounds. To my son Barrett Gurdon one 
hundred pounds. To my son in law Mr. John Gould, merchant, and his 
wife my daughter, to each of them ten pounds apiece. To my son in law 
Mr. John Jollife and his wife my daughter ten pounds apiece and to my 
son in law Dr. Thomas Jacomb and his wife my daughter ten pounds 
apiece. To my eldest son Robert Gurdon ten pounds, to my son Philip 
Gurdon ten pounds, to my sM Nathaniel Gurdon and to his wife ten pounds 
apiece, to my son Brampton Gurdon ten pounds and to my son Barret 
Gurdon ten pounds. To my four grandchildren, the children of my son 
Nathaniel, of Woodham in £ssez, viz^ John, Elizabeth, Amy and Judith, 
twenty pounds apiece, to be paid within two years after my decease to their 
lather for their use and benefit. To my sister Joyce Gurdon of London, 
widow, and to my sister Gurdon of Letton, in Norfolk, and to my brother 
and sister Saltonstall forty shillings apiece. To my brother Robert Gurdon's 
two sons, James and John, and to their sister Anne Gurdon forty shillings 
apiece. To Mr. Walker, Mr. Samuel Cradocke and to M' Ashwell forty 
shillings apiece and to Mr. Hinde three pounds. To the poor of Assington, 
Nayland juxta Stoake and Bewers St. Mary and to the poor of Cornard. 
To Amy Hall who served my wife twenty years the sum of ten pounds. 
Bequests to other servants. My wife Anne Gurdon and my son Philip 
Gurdon to be my executors. 

Francis Quarles one of the witnesses. King, 129. 

Anne Gurdon of Assington 23 August 1680, proved 16 July 1681. I 
desire that my body may have a private and decent burial. I give to my 
son Robert Gurdon my great seal gold ring which was both his grand- 
father's and his father's. I give to my said son Robert all my stock of deer 
and conies that shall be in the warren park at the time of my death. I 
give, more, to my said son Robert ten pounds. I give to my son in law 
Dr. Thomas Jacomb and my daughter his wife ten pounds apiece. I give 
to my daughter Gould ten pounds. I give to my daughter Jolliff ten 
pounds. I give to my son Philip and his wife ten pounds apiece. I give 
to my son Nathaniel and his wife ten pounds apiece. I give to my son 
Brampton ten pounds. I give to my son Barret ten pounds. Certain 
household stuff to Brampton and to Barret. To my dear brother Mr. 
Henry Parker forty shillings and to my nephew Mr. Henry Parker, his 
son, forty shillings. To my dear brother Mr. Nathaniel Parker forty shil- 
lings. To Ann Gurdon, my son Nathaniel's eldest daughter, thirty and to 
her (his ?) daughter Eliza : twenty pounds, to be paid to them at the age of 
twenty years. If either of them die before that age, unmarried, her part 
shall go to the other. To Mr. Thomas Walker of Nayland forty shillings 
and to his wife twenty shillings. Sundry small legacies to others named. 
The remainder of my estate to be laid out in land or otherwise improved 
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John, Amy, Jadeth and Robert, to be paid to them when they attain to the 
age of twenty years. I do now declare my son Philip Gurdon and my 
daughter Mrs Anne JoUiffe to be my executors. Reference to a deed made 
to nephew Mr. Henry Parker and Mr. Thomas Walker of Najland. 
Prov^ by both executors. North, 107. 

John Sedlet of Southflete, Kent, Esq. '< oon of the Einges Auditours 
in His Exchequer and Citezein and Stacioner of the Citie of London and 
late Wardeyn of the Crafte of Stadoners," 23 February 1530, proved 15 
November 1532. ^ I bequethe my soule to almighty god to our blissed 
Lady and to all the company of hevyn. And my body to be buried in the 
Churche of Southflete in the Triuitie Chapell in the tombe where as Eliza- 
beth my late wife lyeth buried Also I woll that there be as moche money 
dalte and gevyn to as many pour people at the day of my buriall, to euery 
pour man and woman ij*^ and a halpeuye loffe and to euery childe a penny 
and a halpeny loffe, as woll come and receyve it in the wey of almes. Also 
I woll that there be like dole dalt and gevyn to as many po' people and chil- 
dern at my monethes mynde twelve monthes mynde and twoo yeres mynde 
in likewise as it is at my buriall as woll come and receyve it in the wey of 
almes. Also I woll that there be a Dyner kept the said day of my buriall 
for all the Preestes and Clerkes and for all other people that will not take 
the said almes. Also I will that myn executours haue as maney masses as 
they can haue preestes at the day of my buriall w^ Deprofundis at euery 
masse at the Lavatory for my soule and for the soules of Elizabeth my wife 
my father my mother graunsers and granudams brothers and snsters and all 
our Cliilderu my frendes soules and for the soules of them that I haue fared 
the better by and all xpen soules. Also I will that there be at eu'y ordre 
of the fyve orders of the freres in London a Trentall of masses saide in all 
hast possible after my deceas w^ Deprofundis at eu'y masse at the Lavatory 
to pray for the soules aforsaid And myn executours to paye to every ordre 
of the said fyve orders of the ffreres x' for the said Trentalles. Also I woll 
that there be made by myn executours at euery ordre of the said fyve 
orders of the freres in London a Chauntrye foreuer to say masse euery day 
foreuer for twoo pence euery day for masse Sfii for euery ordre by yere 
lij^ xiiij^ And to geve them money for the said Chauntries after xx'^ yeres 
purchase that is to say to eury ordre Ixj^ iij' iiii*^ And in like wise to hand 
at euery ordre of the said freres an obite and a Trentall of masses eu'y 
yere foreuer for x' a yere for euery ordre And to geve them money for 
the said obites and trentalles after xx^ yeres purchase that is to say to euerj 
oi^er x^ to pray for the soules aforesaid. And myn executours to take 
sewertie of them if it be not doon then to distreyn for a penaltie in suche 
bowsing as is in their monastery for eu'y weke that it is not kept. Also I 
woll that as many prestos monkes ffreres and chanons that woll come ai 
may save masse euery day during oon hole yere next after the day of my 
decesse at the awter in the said Trinitie Chapell where as my said wife is 
buried And also where as I by the grace of god shall be buried to say masse 
oon after another and eu'y preest to haue iiij^ as many as woll come and say 
masse with Deprofundis at euery masse at the lavatory and after masse at 
our Tombe Deprofundis never to be denyed to sey masse at that oon awter 
and at noon other awler during the said yere to pray for the soules aforsaid." 
Reference made to '* londes and tenementes at Rye that was myn the whiohe 
was exchaunged with John Mayue for certeyn londes and Tenementes io 
London." ^^ Also I woll and ordeyn that the Annuitie of foore poondes 



114 Oenealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

that I haue graunted to the Prioar and CoveDt of Rochestre and to their 
saccessours fbr a Chauntrie to sej masse every day foreuer And an obite 
euery yere foreuer in their monastery of the profites issaes and Revenues 
of all my londes and tenementes in Loudon I woll that it be truely paide 
foreuer daily wekelye monthly and yerely foreuer according to the teno' 
of twoo indentures therof made whereof oon is under their Couent Seall in 
my keping And thother is undre my Seall in their own keping And that the 
said Priour and Covent haue full power and auctoritie to do all thinges to 
the teno' of the said indenture. And if the said Prio' and Covent or their 
Successours at any tyme hereafter doo seasse and sey not the said diuine 
seruice as it is cooteyned in the said indentures by the space of a weke then 
I woll that it shall be lefull unto myn heires executours and assignes as 
often and at eu'y tyme as the said diuine seruice doo ceasse and is not saide 
by the space of a weke to entre into the mano'^s of ffreudisbury and Wold- 
ham And to distresse for vj^ viij^ in the name of a peyn for euery weke 
that the said diuine seruice doo ceasse and is not saide according to the said 
indentures. Also I will that there be an obite kept of x' by the yere 
foreuer in the Abbey of Langdon besides Dover where as my mother lyeth 
buried with dirige and tenne masses that is to sey Dirige of the evyn by 
note and the next day after mass of Requiem by note And the residue of 
the masses to be saide w^ the Abbott and Chanons of the said Abbey and 
w* other prestes the Abbot to haue for his labour eu'y yere xij** eu'y Chanon 
preest vj*^ eu'y Chanon Novys iiij** And to eu'y other preest that saith dirige 
and masse vj*^ and to eury Childe that helpith the preest to masse a penny 
And for Rynging of belles after the custume of other obites And the said 
obite to be doon by the ouersight of the parson of Ryngwolde for the tyme 
being and to sey dirige and masse hauing for his labour euery yere xij^. 
And the residue of the money of the said x' yf any then be lefte to be dalte 
and gevyn to pour people to pray for the soules aforsaid. And the said 
obite to be kept at the Day that my other obittes is kept." Provisions in 
case of '^defawte of payment." Ten marks more out of the revenues &c. 
of lands <&c. in London and elsewhere to make another ^* Chauntrie *' in 
Trinity Chapel in the church of Southfleet t&c., '* an honest preest to say 
masse euery day with Deprofundis at the Lavatory and after masse Depro- 
fundis at our tombe. And the said preest shall say Placebo and Dirige 
euery Munday Wenysday and ffriday in the yere foreuer for the soules 
aforsaid And to say masse euery day in the weke foreuer as it is con- 
teyned in the Indentures made bitwene the Priour and Covent of Rochestre 
and me in eu'^y condicion yf it can be lawfully doon And that the said 
Chauntrie of Southflete to be surely made with Induction and w^ Institucion 
and a patron to geve it when it is voide '* &c. *^ Also I woll that thre tapers 
aboute the lampe before the blissed Trinitie be founde foreuer in the triuitie 
Chapell at Southflete. Also I woll that the Churche of Southflete haue 
tenne mrces to repaire the said Churche. Also I geve to the church of 
Southflete xxx^ for my tithes and offeringes forgotten. Also I will that 
sir Robert Carter shalbe my Chauntrie preest and begynne my Chauntrye 
at Southflete " &c. during his life, '^ orelles another honest preest during bis 
life, and so oon after another." <<Also I woll that there be gevyn to 
twelve pour men and woman at Southflete and Northflete euery Sonday 
foreuer xij^ And that eury of them to say a pater noster a ave maria and 
a Crede euery Sonday foreuer at my Tombe in the said Trinitie Chapell 
to pray for the soules aforesaid." Directions to make and found a similar 
chauntry and obite in the parish church of Navestock, Essex. '^ Also I geve 



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to the church of Navestoke a torche and iu redj money xl' to repaire the 
said Cburche. Also I wolle that the Annuitie of zliiii' by yere owt of all 
my Londes and tenementes in Horton be truely paide to the Priores and 
Covent of Dertfort for an obite euery yere forever and a masse to be said 
euery Sonday and Holydaies in the yere foreuir to pray for the sonles 
aforesaid." 

** Also I will that William Sedley myn eldest sonne haue Immediatly 
after that oon yere is fynysshed and end^ next after my deceas all my hede 
tenement to dwell in with all the londes w^ thappurtenSces in Southflete 
that I bought of Thomas Bayne late Maister Cressell londes and Lundisshe 
londes as John Mathewe and William Vmfrey late had to ferme for terme 
of his lyfe and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten And for defaute of 
Buche heires to Remayn to Martyn Sedley my yongest sonne for terme of 
his lyfe and to the heires of his body laufully begotten. And for defaute 
of suche heires Then I wille that all the Revenues Issues and Profites of 
all the said londes and tenementes be equally devided bitwene the thre 
Abbeys and Monasteries of Rochestre Dertford and the Abbey of our 
hlissed Lady of grace beside the Towr of London And the Churche of 
Southflete for the terme of fourscore and nyntene yeres seying thre masses 
in eu'y of the said Abbeys and in the said Churche of Southflete eu'y Day 
in the Weke every yere during the said yeres over and aboue the said 
masses for my said Chauntries and obites for the soules aforsaid with 
Deprofundis at the Lavatory and af\er masse. And after the said four- 
score and nyntene yeres ended and expired the said londes and tenementes 
to be solde by the Priour and Couent of Rochestre then being And by the 
Priores and Couent of Dertforde then being And by the Abbot and 
Couent of the said Abbey of grace then being And the money thereof 
corny ng to be bestowed spent and dalte iu masses deades and in charitable 
defies in their owne Abbeys and Monasteries and in the said Churche of 
Southflete, evynly to be devided in masses and in diriges, and in other places 
as it shall seme best the said Prio' and Covent Priores and Couent Abbot 
and Couent for the tyme being for the soules aforsaid and all xpen soules. 
Also I will that all my londes and tenementes that I bought late of Willfii 
Swan and of Joane Hunt sett lying and being at a place called the Hooke in 
Southflete as Henry Godfrey hath nowe to ferme holely after that oon yere 
is fynysshed and ended next after my deceese shall remayn to Martyn 
Sedley my yongest sonne for terme of his lyfe, and to the heires of his body 
lawfully begotten ** (then follow provisions for entailing the remainder first 
on William Sedley and his heirs and lastly on the said three abbeys and the 
Church of Southflete for masses &c.) *' Also I woll that all my londes and 
tenementes that I haue in Dertford shall remayn to Dorothye Sedley my 
doughter being a Nonne in Dertford Abbey during hir lyfe soo that the 
RegHcions l>e kept to array hir with the Revenues and profites of it to pray 
for the soules aforesaid And after hir deceas to remayn as other my forsaid 
londes doc and shal Remayne after that my said Chauntries and obites be 
fynysshed." 

Dorothy, the daughter, to have also twenty shillings sterling a year of 
annuity during her life out of all the lands &c., except the two tenements 
given to the two sons, and William also to have, out of the same lands &c., 
twenty pounds sterling a year untill the Will be performed. *^ And then 
the sai<i Willifi Sedley shalhaue all my londes and tenementes unbequeathed 
pfourmyng this my will for terme of his lyfe and to the heires of his body 
laufully begotten And so after to remayn as it is declared in this my wille. 



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Also I woll that all the money that I leve in my Coffers and all the 
Reuenues Issues and Profites of all my Londes and tenementes mano's 
quyte Rentes and Rent chargis not gevyn nor willed nor bequethed in 
Oxney Bekisborn Stapill Asshe or any other place parisshe or parishes 
within the Countie of Kent, the Rent charge of William Swan gentilman 
within the said Countie, And also of all my Mano'' londes and Tenementes 
Quyte Rentes Rent charges in Navestoke Loughton South bemeflete Tbun- 
dersley ffbbbyng and Corryngham or in any other place wHn the Countie 
of Mi^d and elles where in Englonde to perfourme and fynysshe all the said 
buriail monethis mynde twelve-monthes mynde and twoo yeres mynde doles 
masses Chauntres obittes and all other thinges and bequestes aforerehersed 
and here after rehersed and to pay Immediatly after my deceas all such 
money to the gsones undre written as hereafter foloweth that is to say to 
William Sedley my sonne fourty poundes to fulfill my will truely Martyn 
Sedley my sonne fourty poundes to see my wille truely gfourmed James 
Sedley my brother tenne poundes Elizabeth Sedley my doughter five mrces 
John Sedley William and Robert the sonnes of William my sonne tenne 
poundes And I woll that the said sonnes of Willfii my sonne shalhaue a 
Annuitie of tenne mrces sterlinges by yere when any of them cometh to the 
age of twenty yeres during their lyves and the lenger lyver out of all my 
londes and tenementes, except the twoo tenementes that I haue gevyn to 
my twoo sonnes, ffraunces Sedley tenne poundes and all my wifes apparell 
Dorothy Sedley my doughter a Nonne tenne mrces to pray for me." (Then 
follow sundry bequests to a lot of servants and others.) Sir Robert Carter 
to be ou'seer of this my wille to see it truely pfourmed and to pray for me, 
xl' Deff Sir Robert nowe my prest x* to pray for me," " Henry Godfrey 
of Southflete my ffermo' to be ouerseer of this my wille to see it truely 
pfo'med And to pray for me fy ve mrces And I wolle that the said Henry 
shalhaue my housing and londes that he now dwellith in to ferme for xi 
yeres as he had it of me to ferme before according to Indentures therof 
made. The wife of said Godfrey to pray for me xiij* iiij**." " Also I will 
that William Axton late my ffermour at Mailing haue xxx' to pray for me 
And in recompetis of the distresse that was taken from him and solde." 
** Also I will that there be an yerely obite foreuer of iij* iiij^ of the Issues 
and profites of all my londes in London kept yerely in the Churche of 
Guston beside Dover where James Sedley my graunsir and Joane my 
grandam lyeth buried to pray for the soules and all the soules aforesaid 
The said obite to be kept w^ Dirige and thre masses, every preest to haue 
vj** for dirige and masse the parishe Clerk ij^ for Rynging of belles after 
the olde custume And the Residue of the money to be in bred and drynke 
amonge the people at the said obite. And for defawte of payment it shalbe 
lefull unto the Curat and Church Wardeyns of Guston for the tyme being 
to distresse in and upon all my londes and tefites in London and upon all 
my londes in Oxney beside Dover for the terme of fourscore and xix yeres 
yf they doo kepe truely the said obite in manner afofsaid. Also I woll 
that the curate of Guston doo pray in the Pulpitt eu'y sonday in the yere 
foreuer for the soules of me and my wife my father mother Graunsir and 
grandum by name and for all our Childern and see my obite there truely 
kept, And to haue euery yere for his labour viij^ Also I geve unto Guston 
Church towarde the Repacions therof xxvi* viij** Also I will there be an 
yerely obite foreuer of iij* iiij** of the profites of all my londes in London 
kept yerely in the chirch of Westeclyff beside Dover where Robert Sedley 
my father lyeth buried The said obite to be kept with Dirige and thre 



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nmsfies " (then follow instructions similar to those given about the obite in 
the Church at Gnston). Provisions for keeping the Chauntrj and obite 
in the Abbey of Graces near the Tower of London. ^* Also I woU that 
myn executours doo close and amend w^ wynscott the Chapel of saint Anne 
in the said Abbey for the said Chauntrye there to be kept foreuer after the 
teno' of the said indentures. Also I woll that all my yerely Chauntries 
obittes and masses afore rehersed to be begynne and saide immediately 
after my deceas and so to contynue foreuer and to be truely paide. Also 
I woll that all my evidences and bokes shalbe putt in a great ChesU And 
I woll that the said Chest shall stande wMn the said Abbey of Dertford in 
our lady Chapell next the ffermery orelles where it shall please my lady 
Priores best and my sonne William to haue the keyes of the said Chest in 
keping and free goyng and comyng therto untill this my will be pfourmed." 
Bequests made to the churches of Oxuey, Northflete, Meapham and Hor- 
ton. Prayers to be made for self and wife every Sunday forever. " Also 
I geve unto Milton Churche next gravesende a Torche price v* And the 
preest to pray for me and my wife in the pulpitt as it is abouesaid.*' Simi- 
lar bequests to the churches at Gravesend, Asshe next Dartford, Brasted, 
Bekesbome, Stapill and Lough ton. " Also I geve to the parishe of Al- 
halowes the litle in London toward the Repacions of the Churche there xl'. 
Also I woll when all thinges aforesaid and hereafter rehersed is fyiiysshed 
and ended, Then I woll that all my Londes and tenementes w^ thapp^tenfices 
in Thundersley Loughton Southbemeflete Corringham and ffobbyng in the 
Countie of Essex shall remayn to Marty n Sedley my yongest sonne for 
terme of his lyfe and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten And for 
the defawte of the heires of the said Martyn of his body laufully begotten, 
then I woll the said Londes and tenementes Remayn to Willfii Se<lley 
myn eldest sonne for terme of his lyfe and to the heires of his body lau- 
fully begotten. And for the defawte of suche heires Then I woll that all 
the Reuenues Issues and profites of the said Londes and tenementes be 
equally devided bitwene the said thre Abbeys Dertford Rochester and the 
Abbey of Towre Hill And the said Churche of Southflete for the terme of 
fourscore and nyntene yeres for the maynteynyng and keping of the said 
thre masses in euery of the said thre Abbeys and in the said Churche of 
Southflete euery day in the weke euery yere during the said fourscore and 
Dyntene yeres over and abone the said masses for my said Chauntries and 
obittes to pray for the soules aforsaid and after that the said fourescore and 
Dyntene yeres is ended, Then I woll yf the said londes and tenementes can 
be mortised to the said Abbeys and to the said Church of Southflete eu^y 
oon their owne parte, then to mortise it. And to sey three masses euery day 
in the yere foreuer in euery of the said Abbeys and in the said Churche of 
Southflete. ouer and aboue the said masses for my forsaid Chauntries and 
obittes. And yf the said Londes and teStes cannot be mortised as it is 
aforsaid Then I woll that it be soldo by the said Prio^ and Couent, Priores 
and Couent, and Abbot & Couent or by their Suocessours, And the money 
thereof to be bestowed spent and dalte in almes and Charitable dedes and 
in masses and diriges in their owne Abbeys and in the said Church of 
Southflete evynly to be devided in foure partes to pray for the soules afor- 
said and all xpen soules." My brother James Sedley to have ten marks a 
year during his life. " Also I woll that my doughter Dorothe Sedley haue 
my pott of siluer with the kever that is w^ Rynges in the topp of the kever, 
my doughter Elizabeth Sedley to haue my gilte goblet, John Sedley to 
haue my grettist siluer pott, firaunces Sedley to haue the litell pott of siluer 

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118 Genealogical Oleaninga in England. [Jan# 

with the kever, My soddo William Sedley to haue oon of the grettist Cap- 
pis of siluer w* a kever, My sonne Martyn Sedley to haue the secunde Cupp 
of siluer without a kever after the first yere is ended next after my deceas. 
Also I wille that all the residue of my siluer plate and all my householde 
Btuffe and bedding, And all myn apparell And all my Corne and Catall be 
equally devided bitwene my twoo sonnes at thende of the yere next after my 
decesse." " I woll to Thomas Hurton dough ter that hath maried oon Wil- 
liam Olyff and to a nother doughter of the said Thomas Hurton that the 
said Willfh Olyff can tell whom she hath maried and where she dwellith 
haue eche of them fy ve mrces, And if they be decessed then to their heires 
and childern." Certain bequests for the improving of highways. " Also 
I woll that if any psone woll swere upon a boke that I doo owe him any 
money and myn executours doth thiuke his owthe not trewe, then the said 
psone to bringe laufull witnesse before my Lordes the twoo chief Juges or 
before any other twoo Juges to prove the said dett, And then myn executo's 
w^out any further delay to paye asmoche money as the said twoo chief 
Juges or other ij Juges shall awarde after their conscience." Conditional 
provision for a chauntry in the Abbey of Dertford. 

*' Also I make and ordeyn myn executours of this my last wille and tes- 
tament William Sedley my eldest sonne Martyn Sedley my yongest sonne 
and my Lady Priores of Dertford for the tyme being, oon after another 
successyvely to perfourme and fulfill this my wille in euery condicion, And 
I woll that noon of myn executours shall medill with the perfourmaunce 
and fulfilling of this my said will and testament but oonly the said William 
Sedley my sonne to medill during his lyf, And after his deceas none but 
oonly the said Martyn Sedley my sonne to medill during his lyfe, And 
after his decesse my Lady Priores of Dertford for the tyme being, And 
after hir deceas the next Priores oon after a nother successively to medill 
till this my will and testament be pfo'^med in eu'^y condicon And I make 
and ordeyn the Priour of Rochester, the Abbot of Towre Hille, sir Robert 
Carter and Henry Godfrey my Ouerseers of this my last wille and testa- 
ment to see it truely perfourmed and fulfilled in euery condicion, And yf by 
Lerned councell that this my wille be made shorter for great ease to the 
Reders and the executours of it, soo that the entent and the trewe meanyng 
of this my last wille be not chaunged I am content, but that thentent herein 
Dowe written shall always be as it is nowe written." Thower, 20. 

William Sedley, son of John Sedley of Southflete, Kent, Esq., 28 
November 1553, proved 4 December 1555. My body to be buried in the 
Church of Southflete whereas my father, my mother and my wife are buried 
and ** withe suche service as shalbe used to be doon in the churche for deade 
folkes. And like service to be doon to the Laude of god at my monethes 
mynde, two yeres minde and thre yeres minde, for my sowle, my frendes 
and all xpen sowles. And I will that there be given and delte in the 
parishe churche wheare I shall be buried, at the daie of my buriall, of my 
monthes minde, of my yeres minde, two yeres minde and thre yeres minde, 
by myne heires or executors, to euerie poor manne a penny lofe of breade, 
to euerie poore woman a penny lofe and to euerie poore childe a halfe 
penny lofe of breade, at euerie of the said Dales to as many poore folkes as 
will cum and receiue hit in the waie of almes to praie for the saide sowles. 
And I will that there be made and kepte by myne heires and executors a 
dinner at the daie of my buriall and at the daie of my monethes minde, for 
all suche personnes as do not receiue the saide Almes and will cum to din- 



1895.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 119 

ner, to praie for my sowle, my frendes and all xpen sowles. Also I will 
that there be a Sermon made by a well learned maune of the woorde of 
god in the churche wheare I shalbe buried the daie of my buriall and 
monthes miude." Sundry bequests to the poor of various parishes. '* Also 
I will that John my sonne, or my sister or either of them, do giue, within 
thre yeres nezte after my decease, to poore maidens marriages, And to 
other poore folkes their deuocion after theire discretion, untill the somme 
of five poundes be fully given to praie for the saide sowles. Also I will 
that the saide John my sonne shall geue within the saide thre yeres to tenne 
Studientes of Diuinitie in the Vniversitees lackinge exhibition, whome my 
saide sonne shall thinke to be godlie, x* apece, to praie for my sowle, and 
all the said sowles." Provisions to carry out, if possible, the pious bequests 
made by his father in his last will and testament. To Master William 
Wombwell, my godson, thirteen shillings four pence. To Mistress Kath- 
erine, my god daughter, forty shillings. To Sister Elizabeth Cresseuer 
forty shillings. To my cousin Androwe Hawes twenty shillings. To my 
cousin Androwe Cooke, her* niece, to her marriage, forty shillings. To 
my cousin Thomas Betenham, of the money he oweth me for his annuity,, 
twenty shillings. To his brother and three sisters twenty six shillings erght 
pence. (To others, named, various sums, among whom a Suster Efflyii 
and a Suster Mary Benham). To John Sedley my son, to see my will 
performed, one hundred pounds. To my daughter Anne, my son's wife, 
one hundred shillings. To Robert Sedley, my son, to see my will per- 
formed, one hundred marks. To Nicholas, my son, to see my will performed, 
one hundred marks. To my daughter Elizabeth, she to marry ftt her 
pleasure by the counsel of her aunt, my sister, and of John my son, her 
brother, and to have meat, drink and lodging till she be married or 
else be found in a good service, three hundred marks. To my brother 
Martin, to see my will performed, fifty marks. To my sister Dorothy, to- 
see my will performed, twenty pounds. To my nephew Marten, my 
brother's son, five marks. To sundry churches for repairs. To the amend- 
ment of highways. To my sister Dorothy Sedley an annuity of ten poundb» 
a year during her life. To John Sedley, my eldest son, Robert Sedley, 
my second son, Nicholas Sedley, my youngest son, my sister Dorothy, my 
daughter Hyde and my daughter Elizabeth (sundry pieces of silver plate). 
I give to my brother Marten Sedley my manor of Morley Ha)l in the 
County of Norfolk (being of the yearly value of fifteen pounds clear above 
the charges) wherein my brother dwelleth, late bought of Sir Harry Parker, 
knight, to have and to hold freely during his natural life, and after his de- 
cease to remain to my nephew Martin Sedley, his son, and to his heirs of 
his body lawfully begotten, upon condition that my said ^ Nevy " and hia 
heirs &c. shall yearly pay or cause to be paid, at the Feasts of the Annun- 
ciation of our blesseii Lady and of St. Michael the Archangel, five pounda 
of good money to my son and heir John Sedley and to his heirs (Sec, and, 
for lack of such, to my right heirs (&c. I give to Elizabeth Se<lley, my 
daughter, all my lands &c in Frensbury &c. in Kent. To my son Thomas 
Hide and to Frances Hyde his wife, my daughter, during their natural 
lives and the longer liver of them, an annuity of five pounds a year that I 
have out of his manor of Willesthorne, Herts, and after their decease the 
said annuity to remain to George Hyde their son &c. remainder to the 
right heirs of the said Frances for ever. To my sister Dorothy Sedley 

[* This phrase (" her niece ") makes me saspect that the names I hare written Andmwe 
were meant to be Androwe, which would be another readhig for Aadrej. H. F. W.] 



120 Genealogiccd Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

my tenement at the church in Southflete that Bull now dwelleth in, to have 
and to hold &c. during her life, the remainder to John Sedlej and his heirs, 
he keeping it in repair during my sister's life. Reference made to testator's 
property, which seems to have inclu^led dwelling houses, inns, dye-houses, 
brew-houses, farms &c. (in numerous parishes in Kent) and in Merifelde 
and Fletchinge, Sussex, and Navestocke, Loughton and Wisden, Essex, 
also in Staunford, Coringham, Fobbinge, Thundersley, Bemsflete and Had- 
ley in Plssex. My cousin Thomas Bretenham of Pluckley (Kent). Lands 
in Tottenham, Middlesex, which I late bought of my brother Martin Sedley. 
I make and ordain John Sedley, my son, Dorothy Sedley, my sister, 
Robert and Nicholas Sedley, my sons, to be my executors &c. and Martin 
Sedley, my brother, and Thomas Hyde, my son, and Frances his wife, my 
daughter, and Elizabeth Sedley, my daughter, and John Hudson of South- 
fleet to be my overseers. More, 37. 

Nicholas Sedley of the Charterhouse, Middlesex, Esquire, 14 May 
1574, proved 1 February 1574. To be buried in the parish church of St. 
Pulcres. I give and bequeath all my lands, tenements and hereditaments 
being and lying in Mepsliam, Kent, to Jane my wife, for term of her life, 
remainder to the heirs of my body, then to Robert Sedley, my brother, and 
his heirs. Lands in Surrey, Herts and Hampshire. My daughter Susan 
to be in the custody and under the government of my wife until her 
full age of twenty one or marriage. My godson William Sedley. My 
brother John Sedley. My sister Elizabeth Culpeper. My cousin George 
Hyde. My cousin Martin Sedley. My godson Nicholas Hyde. My wife 
Jane to be executrix. William Sedley Esq. father unto me the said Nicho- 
las. Pyckering, 5. 

John Sedley of Southflete, Kent, Esq., eldest son of William Sedley 
late of Southflete deceased Esq., 29 March 1581, proved 23 August 1581. 
To be buried in the church of Southflete "in the chappell there where- 
as my graundfather and my graundmother my fiather and my mother lye 
buried layinge there a stone upon me makinge mencion by gravinge in 
brasse thereuppon that my bodye is there buried." To my wife Anne Sed- 
ley all those my lands and tenements &c. in Kent mentioned in a pair of 
Indentures made between me and my said wife's natural brethren Richard 
Colepepyr and John Colepepyr. My eldest son William Sedley. Lands 
that were his grandfather's or great-grandfather's, in London, Essex or 
elsewhere. My second son John Sedley and my youngest son Richard 
Sedley, Elizabeth and Dorothy Sedley, my two daughters. My natural 
brother Robert Sedley. The heirs of the body of my natural brother 
Nicholas Sedleye deceased. My sister Elizabeth Colepepir. The heirs of 
the body of my sister Frances Hide deceased. I will and give unto Mr. 
John Tufton my son in law, to make him a ring with, twenty shillings. 
Also I give unto Anne, Elizabeth and Margaret Tufton, my said son Tufton's 
daughters, to every of them when they shall accomplish the age of sixteen 
years forty shillings to buy them some Jewell, six pounds. To my brother 
Robert twenty shillings to make him a ring and I will that a bill of four- 
score pounds or thereabouts which he oweth me be unto him delivered. To 
my brothers in law M*". Thomas Colepepyr and Mr. John Colepepir twenty 
shillings each (for rings). To my natural sister Elizabeth Colepepir, wife 
of the said Mr. John Colepepir, to make her a ring, ten shillings. To my 
brother in law Mr. Richard Colepepir, to make him a ring, forty shillings. 



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Also I give unto my *' cosigne " Mr. Martin Sedlej, to make him a ring, 
twenty shillings. To my brother John Colepipir's son, my godson, twenty 
shillings. I make my wife Anne and my eldest son William my executors. 

Proved by the oath of Anne Sedley, relict and executrix, power reserved 
for William Sedlev, the other executor named &c. 

Commission issued 20 April 1638 to Sir John Sedley, Baronet, grandson 
of the said John Sedley deceased, to administer the goods left unadminis- 
tered by Anne Sedley the relict &c., now also deceased. Darcy, 31. 

Martyx Sedley of Morley, Norfolk, gen*., 12 May 1608, proved 5 
March 1 609. My body to be buried in the church of St. Peter's in Morley. 
I have already conveyed and assured my manor of Morley Hall (and other 
lands &c.) in the said County unto my son Martyn Sedley and to his heirs 
male &c, unto whom I do hereby give and bequeath all my deeds, charters, 
evidences, ffeoffments, escripts and muniments, court books, court rolls, 
Accompts, Indentures of Bargains and Sales and all other my writings 
whatsoever that do belong or do appertain unto all the said manors and to 
every of them. Certain lands in Shimpling and Dickleborowe, Norfolk, un- 
to Robert Sedley my son and to his heirs forever, and all deeds &c. belong- 
ing to the same. I have by my deed indented long since granted unto 
Raffe Sedley my son, now Sir Raffe Sedley, knight, one annuity or yearly 
rent of twenty pounds, to be issuing and going out of my manor of Some- 
hall and Burfibrd Hall, otherwise Flynt hall, Norfolk, <&c I do hereby 
utterly make void, frustrate and to be of none effect the said deed and grant 
of twenty pounds by year &c. (as in the condition or proviso in the said 
deed expressed). Certain servants named. The poor of Wemondham, 
Hingham &c. The residue of my goods &c. to my wife Abigail, whom I 
appoint executrix. Wingfield, 22. 

Sententia pro confirmacione was declared 28 June 1610 in a cause between 
Abigail Sedley, the relict and executrix of the above will, on the one part 
and Sir Raphe Sedley, knight, Martin Sedley, Robert Sedley, Ann Smith 
als Sedley and Meriale Gurdon ah Sedley, sons and daughters of the de- 
ceased. Wingfield, 53. 

[I have given a large space to my collection of wills illustrating the pedigree 
of the Saltonstalls and one or two of the families into which they intermarried, 
it being the accumulated gatherings of nearly a dozen years* gleaning among the 
wills stored in Somerset House. And 1 have quoted largely from the will of 
John Sedley (1530-1532) for the reason that it is a very good specimen of the 
will of a pious gentleman of that period, and it may interest the many ** good 
Bostonians '* and others of New England and New York and elsewhere in the 
United States who can claim a descent from him to learn what pains he took 
for the welfare of his soul, his father^s and mother's souls, the souls of hitt 
grandfather and grandmother and all Christian souls, by founding chailties, 
establishing obites and directing the saying and singing of masses and diriges. 
It was his great-granddaughter, Muriel Sedley, who became the second wife of 
Brampton Gurdon of Assington, Suffolk, Esq., and the mother of Muriel Sal- 
tonstall. 

In Harleian MS. 4630 Cpage 512) is given a pedigree of Saltonstall of Hunt- 
wicke (bearing Arg : a bend Gules between 2 eaglets displayed Sable) beginning- 
with Gilbert Saltonstall who purchased Rookes in Hipperholme and other lands 
and had issue Samuel and Richard. The younger was afterwards knighted, 
served the office of the Sheriff of London A.D. 1588 and was Lord Mayor of that 
city in 1597. His elder brother, Samuel, son and heir of Gilbert, married three 
wives : First, Anne, daughter of Mr. John Ramsden of Longley ; second, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Mr. Thomas Ogden; and third, Mrs. Elizabeth Armine of 
Hull, widow. By the last wife he had no issue. The issue by the other two. 
wives is given. His eldest son and heir (by his first wife) was our Sir Richard 

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122 Chnealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

Saltonatall, the friend of Winthrop and one of the founders of Massachusetts 
Bay Colony. He is described as Jnstice of the Peace and Treasurer for Lame 
Soldiers in the West Riding of Torlcshire the first year of the Reign of King 
Charles the First. We are told that he married Grace, daughter of Robert 
Kaye of Woodsome Esq., and had issue several children, sons and daughters. 
After her death he sold his lands and went with his children into New England 
where he lived and (as was said) married the daughter of the Lord Delaware 
and in the troublesome times came into England and resided at London. In the 
same MS. is given a pedigree of Ramsden of Longley near Hothersfield (Hud- 
dersfleld?) in which Anne Saltonstall is shown to be the daughter of John, son 
of Robert Ramsden. The arms are described as Argent, on a chevron Sable 3 
rams' heads couped of the First. 

See also Hunter's Collection in Additional MS. 24,458 (265) . In Harleian MS. 
4756 (not noticed in Sims) may be found a pedigree of Knyvett (fo. 5) and one of 
Sedley (f o. 42) . Harl. MS. 6071 (Candler's) gives Parker, Gurdon and Saltonstall 
connection (179). Harl. MS. 8209 (224, 226-7) gives Gurdon. See also Add. 
MS. 12,471. See Signet Office Docquet for note of Pardons granted to John 
and Brampton Gurdon (Vol. 13, August, 1G60). 

From the late Col. Cliester's extracts from the P. R. of St. Leonard's, Shore- 
ditch (through the kindness of Dr. Marshall) I gathered the following : 

Mar: 1617 Juue 18 Richard Saltonstall Esq. and Elizabeth Bassano 
(Hoxton). 

Sir Richard Saltonstall, the Lord Mayor of London, was a member of the 
Skinners Company and a Merchant Adventurer. He was admitted to Freedom 
18 December 5^^ Edw. VI (1551). John Saltonstall, son of Edward Saltonstall 
of Staines, Middlesex, yeoman, was apprenticed to him Xmas 1564 for eight 
years. Richard, son of Richard, Saltonstall was sworn 31 May 1580 by patri- 
mony of his said father and paid for his admission. Under date November 20, 
1599, 1 found this : ** M<^. that whereas at the Request of the Right honourable 
S^. Richard Saltonskall late Lord Maior, on the behalfe of the Lady Maioresse, 
by order of the Court of Aldr'en the XXVI of October 1598, y» was orderetl that 
John Held shoulde be admitted into the freedome and liberties of the City of 
London by redemption in this Companie of Skinners as p' Copie of record under 
the Towne Clerkes hands appeareth Theire Wo", plite at this Courte according 
to auncient custome in that l>ehalf e have admitted the said John Held a free 
brother of this Companie of Skynners by redempcon and the said John paied 

for his admission iij' iiij*^ And then the said John Helde did 

promise my M". the Wardens a hoggeshed of the strongest here whensoeuer 
they wold demaund it." Henry F. Waters.] 

Elizabeth Grave, June 18, 1587 {ante vol. 48, page 499). — 

[I have no doubt that the above widow, Elizabeth Grave, was that unnamed 
wife of Richard Grave referred to in the will of John Elyott of Stortford par- 
sonage (1557) of wliich I gave an abstract in Register for July 1894 (p. 390), 
and John Elyott, her eldest son (likewise referred to) was, we may infer, her 
son by a previous marriage. If this is a correct inference we are still left in 
the dark as to the name of her former husband and his exact relationship to 
the rest of the Eliot family. Hekry F. Waters.] 

William Willouohbt, Portsmouth, I August 1650, signed and sealed 
28 November 1650, proved 6 May 1651. My wife Elizabeth to be execu- 
trix. To my eldest son Francis Willoughby two hundred pounds, to be 
paid him within twelve months after my death. If my foresaid wife should 
at any time after my death be married again to another then I do hereby 
give to my said son Francis three hundred pounds more of my lawful 
moneys. And I give him half of my movable goods whatsoever and half 
my plate; which said moneys and goods he shall receive at or about the 
time when my wife Elizabeth shall be married to another or any time after 
when he shall appoint. I do give and bequeath unto each of the three 
eldest children of my son Francis that are now remaining alive fifty pounds 



1895.] Grenealogical Gleanings in England. 123 

apiece, which for all three amooDteth to an hundred and fifty poands, to 
remain in the hands of Elizabeth my foresaid wife, except she marrj her- 
self to another, which if she doth then it shall be forthwith, at or about the 
time of her marriage, made over to my son Francis, to be by him paid unto 
the male children when they shall come to the age of twenty years and to 
the female children either at the day of marriage or at eighteen years of 
age. To my son William ten pounds for his portion and no more till it 
shall please God to give him grace, or till he be civilized, betaking himself 
to some lawful calling to live in the world as a man should do, which if he 
do and after one year's experience thereof there shall be testimony brought 
concerning the truth of the same under four godly men's hands, I no hereby 
give and bequeath unto him one hundred pounds besides the ten pounds 
foremen tioned. Another bequest of a hundred pounds in case he live for 
another twelve months a reformed and civilized life, testimony being had to 
that effect. Provision made for his children in case of his remaining *' in 
his present deboisht and wicked condition, not reformed" &c To my 
cousin Lawrence Hamond twenty pounds, to be paid when he shall be 
twenty years of age, and if he die before he come to that age my wife 
Elizabeth to dispose of it as she pleaseth. A provision for an augmenta- 
tion of this legacy. To such poor kindred as doth belong unto me and to 
my wife twenty pounds to be divided amongst them. To poor house- 
keepers in Portsmouth ^vq pounds. To poor housekeepers in the Hamlet 
of Wapping in Middlesex, London, where I formerly dwelt, five pounds. 
To John Greene five pounds for his care, helpfulness and assistance to my 
wife in the management of my business and settling my accompts, which 
he shall receive of her as soon as it is finished or at her discretion. My 
eldest son Francis Willoughby and my special friends Mr Maurice Thomp- 
son and Mr John Tailor to take upon them the charge and to be the over- 
seers of this my will &c. 

John Greene and Laurence Hamond witnesses. Grey, 104. 

William Willocghbie of Portsmouth in the Co. of Southampton gen*, 
6 December 1657, proved 5 March 1658. I give to my dear and loving 
wife Mary Willoughbie my two dwelling houses situate and being in Ports- 
mouth, with the malt house and appurtenances, and all goods of mine what- 
soever freely to enjoy during the term of her natural life. And my will is 
that she should have all the abovementioned goods whatsoever with my 
little house in Watlington Street and my malt house, with all appurtenances 
&C., to her and her heirs forever and my now dwelling house she shall have 
during the term of her natural life only. If my wife Mary Willoughbie 
doth marry again my will is that she should pay, upon the day of her mar- 
riage, or cause to be paid unto Jonathan Willoughbie, my brother Wil- 
loughbie's eldest son, the sum of fifty pounds of currant English money. 
Item, my will is that then my wife should pay unto Nehemiah, my brother 
Willoughbie's son, the sum of fifty pounds &c., and that she, at the foremen- 
tioned day, pay to William Willoughbie, my brother Willoughbie's youngest 
son the sum of fifty pounds &c., provided that if any of these forementioned 
kindred of mine do die before the time appointed for payment of these 
legacies I have bequeathed them then my will is that the deceased's legacy 
should remain to my wife, provided moreover that though those foremen- 
tioned legacies be set to be paid at one set appointed time yet I leave the 
payment thereof, that is the time of payment, to the discretion of my over- 
seers. Item, my will is that after the decease of my wife my kinsman 



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William Willoughbie, my brother Willoaghbie's yoangest son, should have 
my DOW dwelling house, garden and backside, with the appurtenances 
thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever. And my will is that 
there should be paid by my wife, or her executors, fifty pounds &c. to the 
other three of my kindred foremen tione<], to each of them fifty pounds, this 
payment to be made after my wife's decease. I give to my brother 
Lydyate's son Timothie the sum of five pounds. I give to Henricke Lleff- 
toD the sum of five pounds with some of my wearing clothes, which my wife 
shall think fit. I give to my servant Susanna Trill five pounds. I make 
my loving wife Mary Willoughbie my full and sole executrix. Item, I 
would not have my wife exceed the sum of fifteen pounds for my funeral. 
I make my loving brother Willoughbie and my brother Lydiat overseers of 
this my last will and testament. ^ 

Wit: John Beeston, Sam: Williams. Wootton, 188. 

Mary Brickenden of Tile-hurst, Berkshire, widow, 29 May 1688, 
proved 13 June 1688. I give and devise unto my nieces Mary James, 
spinster, and Anne James, spinster, daughters of my brother Mr. Philip 
James late of Portsmouth in the Co. of Southampton, mercer, deceased, 
and to their heirs and assigns for ever all that my house and late malt 
house, now used as a store-house or magazine, situate and being in Wack- 
lingtOD Street in Portsmouth, now in the tenure or occupation of the Master 
of the Ordnance belonging to the King's Majesty or his assigns, to hold to 
them the said Mary James and Anne James and their heirs &c. for ever, 
provided that the rents, issues and profits of the said house and premisses 
shall be received by my executors, hereafter named, during the minority of 
the said Mary and Anne and until they shall attain their several and re- 
spective ages of one and twenty years, these rents to be employed for their 
best advantage &c I give unto my said two nieces fifty pounds apiece, to 
be paid them at their several ages of one and twenty years or days of mar- 
riage, which shall first happen, with legal interest for the same in the mean 
time, the legacy of the one dying before her legacy becomes due to go to 
the survivor of them. I also give them the old debenters of thirty pounds 
due to me for the rent of my said houses in Portsmouth. And I do give 
uuto my said two nieces five pounds apiece to buy them mourning. 

Item, I desire that my executors do pay the one hundred pounds which 
my first husband Mr William Willoughby gave unto his nephew Nehemiah 
Willoughby and to his niece Sarah Kempfeild to be equally divided between 
them upon my decease. I do desire that ray executors do pay the one 
hundred pounds which my last husband Mr. John Brickenden gave unto 
his sister Mrs Mary llalfheid in case she do outlive me. I give uuto my 
niece and god daughter Mrs Letitia Maria Brickenden ten broad pieces of 
gold. I give unto my servant Elizabeth Trill, in case she do continue to 
live with me till my death, ten pounds of lawful money of England with 
all my woollen clothes and some part of my wearing linen. All the rest 
and residue of my personal estate, money, plate, rings, jewels <&c. I hereby 
give and bequeath uuto my niece Mrs Sarah Norris, wife of Mr Samuel 
Norris, rector of Tilehurst aforesaid, and to my niece Mrs Margaret Lloyd, 
now wife of Mr. Nathaniel Lloyd. And I do hereby make and appoint 
the said Mr. Samuel Norris and Mr Nathaniel Lloyd to be joint executors 
of this my last will and testament. I desire to be buried by my last hus- 
band at Englefield and that my funeral expenses may not exceed twenty 
pounds. I give the sum of thirty shillings to buy bresid to be given to the 



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poor of Englefield at my faneral and also the sum of forty shillings to bay 
bread to be given at the same time to the poor of Tilehorst. Lastly I de- 
sire my loving neighbours Mr Thomas Mason of Sulham and my loving 
friend Mr. Richard Twitchin of Inckpen to be overseers &c. Exton, 74. 

[I have had for many years the notes of wills of Col. William Willoaghby 
and William Willoaghby, his son, the father and brother of oar Deputy Gover- 
nor Francis Willoaghby. Only recently, however, have I come upon the will 
of Mrs. Mary Brickenden who, it is evident, had been the widow and executrix 
of the second William Willoaghby. Her description of the house and malt 
house iu Wacklington (or Watlin^ton) street, Portsmouth, and her mention of 
her husband's nephew Nehemiab Willoughby, will be considered sufficient proof 
of that. She also mentions her former husband's niece Sarah Kempf eild. This, 
of course, was that ** daughter Camfteld" mentioned in our Gov. Willoughby's 
will. It was my good fortune to find, a good many years ago, in the office of 
the Clerk of the Courts for Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at East Cam- 
bridge, in the Bundle of Court Papers for Sept.-Dec. 1684 (i?« Francis Wil- 
loughby*s executors vs. Laurence Hammond), a Bond of Francis Willoaghby of 
Charlestown, mercnant, given 1 February 1667, unto Mrs. Pamcll Nowell of 
CharlestowD, in the sum of t^vo hundred pounds, for the payment of one hun- 
dred pounds on the 1** day of February 1668 ; signed ffl: : Willoughby, witnessed 
by Laur. Hammond and Richard Waldron, assigned by Mrs. Pamell Nowell to 
her daughter Mrs. Mary Long, the relict of Mr. John Long, 26 Dec. 1684, and 
endorsed with a receipt by Pamell Nowell, July 7, 1671, in part payment from 
Mrs. Margaret Willoughby, fifty pounds. Attached to Gov. Willoughby*s sig- 
nature was an impression of his armorial seal : Fretty : Crest, a lion's head 
between two wings expanded. This crest, difi*ering from those usually given 
to the Willaughby families, was, I found, somewhat similar to that j^ven in 
Burke's General Armory (edition of 1878) to Sir Francis Willoaghby, knighted by 
Sir Arthur Chichester, Lord Deputy of Ireland, 30 October 1610. Later, finding 
that Mrs. Salisbury, of New Haven, Connecticut, was interested in this family 
and gathering all she could about them, I made known my discovery to her, 
referring also to Burke's General Armory, and at her request and by permission of 
the Clerk of the Courts for Middlesex, I secured the services of my friend Mr. 
Henry Mitchell, the well known seal engraver of Boston, who got a good im- 
pression and made an excellent fac-simile of the seal. I have since recalled to 
mind that I have seen an impression of the same seal (or one vastly like it\ in 
the Probate Files either of Suffolk or Essex Co., and it has been depicted in the 
Heraldic Journal (a copy of which I have not now at hand), as a seal bearing 
arms which had not then been identified. 

In the same bundle of Court Papers to which I have referred, I found also a 
copy of the will of Mrs. Margaret Hammond, 21 August 1680, and a Declaration 
of a Trust 12 May 1662, Thomas Bragne of South wick, Co. of Hamps. Clark 
and William Webb, citizen and grocer of London, beginning — ** Whereas flVan- 
cls Willoughby of ye Citty of Ix>ndon, Esquire, by one obligacon in writeing 
nnder his band and scale, bearing even date w^ these presents, stands bound 
nnto us, ye said Thomas Bragne & William Webb, in ye surame of fower hun- 
dred pouudes for ye paiement of Two hundred poundes unto Margarett his wife, 
in case she should Survive him the said flVancis, or to such of the Children of 
ye said Margarett as she shall in her life tyme appoint by word of mouth or 
writeing " &c , &c. This document was signed by Thomas Bragne and William 
Webb, with their armorial seals attached, and witnessed by Nathaniel Camfleld 
and Xehemiah Willoughby. 

Many years ago, also, I found in the Registry of Probate at Salem (Essex Co. 
Prob. Keg. 303 L. 270) a copy of the will of John Amald of Ix>ndon, in Thames 
Street dweller, mariner, but now resident in New England, in the town of Salem, 
and bound to sea, 12 October 1680 (proved 28 January 1694-5) who mentioned 
cousin Nehemiah Willoughby of Salem, referring to a l^acy left by ** my 
grandfather John Taller of Woppin shipwrite" deceased, with l^racies left to 
brothers Thomas and Samuel, both deceased, ** falling to me their survivor.** 
Ever since I came to England I have kept a note of this at hand, hoping, some 
time or other, to come across that will of ** John Taller of Woppin shipwrite,** 
the grandfather of John Amald and possibly grandfather also of NehemiaJi 
Willoughby. It gives me pleasure now to present this will as well as that of 



126 Oenedlogical Oleaninga in England. [Jan. 

Thomas Taylor, his brother, and of Joane Locke of Wapplng who mentions 
** my uncle John Tayler of Wapping." Henby F. Waters.] 

Joane Locke of Wapping, Middlesex, singlewoman, 10 October 1640, 
proved 29 June 1641. I give and bequeath to my loving brother Robert 
Locke the sum of twelve pounds to be paid him out of twenty five pounds 
in his own hands. I give to my sister Elizabeth Locke three pounds, to 
my sister Ruth Sparke three pounds, to my sister Anne Gwyn three 
pounds, to my sister Susanna Woodcocke two pounds, to my sister Faith 
Woodcocke two pounds, to Edward Lester my cousin forty shillings, to my 
cousin Robert Lester forty shillings and to my cousin Judith Lester forty 
shillings. My five sisters' money, my will is, shall be paid out of the 
twenty five pounds that is in my brother's hand, within six months after 
my decease, and my cousins* to be paid when they come to age or at their 
day of marriage. I give to Catherine Rogers and Margaret Harrison 
twenty shillings between them. I give to my loving friend Mr. Thomas 
Spurdinge forty shillings for a sermon which I desire he may preach at my 
funeral. To my uncle Lock's daughter's son's child which I was witness 
to I give twenty shillings. I give to my friend Lucy Honor ten shillings 
and to Mrs Renall ten shillings. And I make and ordain my uncle John 
Tayler of Wapping my full and sole executor of this my last will and testa- 
ment. Evelyn, 77. 

Thomas Taylor of Wapping, Middlesex, shipwright, 15 December 
1658, proved 10 January 1658. Son Jonathan in the East Indies, whither 
he is gone on a voyage. Son Caleb Taylor. Son Jonathan's daughter 
Elizabeth (at one and twenty). His wife. My wife Sarah. My freehold 
lands, tenements &c in Essex. My copy hold lands &c. in Essex. My 
fee farm rents arising out of the manor of Wighton in Norfolk. My lands, 
tenements &c. in and about Hanworth in the said County of Middlesex. 
My adventure in the ship wherein son Jonathan went forth on the voyage. 
My wife to bring up son Caleb until he shall attain the age of one and 
twenty years. If the father of the intended husband of my daughter Han- 
Dah Taylor shall (as hath been propounded) settle for my said daughter's 
jointure thirty pounds a year in lands or tenements &c. My daughter 
Ruth Taylor at marriage or age of twenty one. My daughter Wilmer and 
her daughter lately born. My daughter Wilson and her child. My broth- 
ers and sisters children and my wife's sisters children. Master Matthew 
Chafey and Master Robert Lambe. To the church of Christ in Wapping 
whereof I am a member five pounds to be disposed of at the discretion of 
the said Master Chafey and Mr. Lambe. My apprentices Nathaniel Prest- 
land and Richard Goffe. Master Hansard Knowles my son Caleb's school- 
master. Wife Sarah to be sole executrix and my brother Master John 
Taylor and my cousin Richard Arnold to be overseers. Pell, 8. 

[Young Caleb Taylor's schoolmaster, Mr. Hansard Knowles, or KnoUes, Is a 
person well known to those acquainted with the early history of New England. 

H. F. Waters.] 

John Taylor of Wapping, Middlesex, Esquire, 1 February 1669, proved 
18 February 1 669. I give unto my son John Taylor all that my mansion house 
wherein myself and he now dwell and all those six new erected tenements 
on the East side of the Dock yard, together with the Dock yard, cranes, 
storehouses &c. to the same freehold belonging, according to a former deed 
by which I did assure it to him and the heirs of his body by him lawfully 



1894.] Cfenealogical Oleaninga in England. 127 

begotten on the body of Abigail his first wife, and for want of such heirs 
then to any other his children or others to whom he shall dispose it, and 
all deeds and writings that I have concerning the same premisses; all which 
premisses are situate, lying and being on the South side of Wapping Street 
in the parish of St. Mary Matfellon als Whitechapel and were by me lately 
bought, the one moiety thereof of John Dearsly deceased and the other 
moiety thereof of one William Startute, who purchased his part of Thomas 
Dearsly deceased, as by the writings and deeds relating to the same pur- 
chases will appear. I give all that my yard called the Reed yard situate 
on the North side of Wapping Street, which I bought of Mr. Warren, and 
do hold the same by lease for the term of four hundred years to come 
(or thereabouts), unto my grandchild John Taylor, and all deeds, assurances 
and writings concerning the same. Provided that if my said son John Tay- 
lor shall pay or cause to be paid to my said grandchild John Taylor the 
sum of Two hundred pounds when my said grandchild shall arrive to the 
age of one and twenty years or day of marriage, which shall first happen, 
then the Reed yard with the appurtenances shall come and be to my said 
son John Taylor &c. But if my said son shall refuse to pay the said sum 
of two hundred pounds unto my said grandchild at the time herein before 
limited for the payment thereof and yet shall have desire to occupy and 
make use of the same yard then and in such case my will is that my said 
son shall pay the yearly rent of twenty pounds to my grandson for and 
during the time he shall so hold and use the same. But if my said grand- 
child shall happen to die before such his arrival at age or marriage, and 
without issue of his body lawfully begotten, then and in such case I give 
the same to my said son John Taylor and the heirs of his body lawfully 
begotten &c., and, for want of such heirs, to such of my daughter Arnold's 
children as shall then be living (except my son John shall before his death 
give or ^* ascertaine " to my daughter Arnold's children two hundred pounds, 
which if he do then it shall be lawful for him to dispose of the said yard at 
his pleasure). I give to my said son John Taylor and Rebecca his now 
wife my three fifths parts of and in all those several houses, yard and 
dock, in Wapping, the fee simple whereof I lately bought (viz^) one fifth 
part of Mr. John Woolhouse and the other two fifths of Mr. John Kemp- 
sail, to have and to hold to the said John Taylor and Rebecca his wife for 
their lives and that of the longest liver of them and then to their children, 
part and part alike. But if my said sou John happen to die without heirs 
of his body then I give and bequeath the reversion of the premisses (after 
the death of said Rebecca) to be equally divided among my said daughter 
Arnold's five children or those of them then living. I give to son John 
and his wife my right &c. in four houses &c. which I hold by lease from 
Mr. John Catlin, being of the yearly rent of forty eight pounds, I give &c 
to Elizabeth and Johanna, the daughters of my son Joseph Taylor four hun- 
dred pounds apiece, to be paid, for them, into the hands of Mr. Gregory 
Page, Mr. Thomas Hayter and Mr. James Porter, as trustees and guardians 
till they shall arrive at the age of one or twenty years or be married. 
Other bequests to the said children. When disposed of in marriage or 
arrived at said age they are to have their portions if they carry themselves 
civilly, and not before. Provisions in case of their death. These childrens' 
portions of eight hundred pounds shall be paid out of the debt of one 
thousand one hundred and seventeen pounds which is owing me from the 
City for building the ship Loyal London &c. 1 give to my three grand- 
children Thomas, John and Samuel Arnold two hundred pounds apiece, to 



128 OenealogiccU Gleanings in England* [Jan. 

be paid into the hands of my said Trustees, one moiety thereof out of my 
cash in house and the other moiety out of my said City debt. The childreD 
to be paid at one and twenty years of age or marriage. To my grand- 
daughter Elizabeth Haddilow one hundred and fifty pounds, and my will is 
that her husband Haddilow shall have nothing to do with it. I give to Mary 
Arnold one hundred pounds over and besides what I gave her at the time 
of her marriage. To my grandchild John Taylor one hundred pounds at 
one and twenty or day of marriage. To my grandchild Abigail Jennings 
five pounds more than what she hath already had of me, to be paid her 
out of the said City debt. To my grandchild Rebecca Taylor, daughter 
of my son John, one hundred pounds at one and twenty or day of marriage, 
but if she die before then I give the same to her sisters and brothers if 
she then have any, and if none then to her mother. I give to Jonathan 
Taylor, son of my son John, that one fifth part of the said houses, dock and 
yard which I also bought of the said John Kempsall and his mother in 
law besides the said first three parts of the same premisses above devised. 
Item, I give to my grandson Jonathan Willoughbie one hundred pounds, 
fifty pounds thereof to be paid within three months next after my decease 
out of my own money and the other fifty pounds out of my City debt. I 
give to Nehemiah Willoughbie fifty pounds and to William Willoughby 
thirty pounds and the sum of fi^e pounds apiece to the two children of my 
son in law Mr Francis Willoughbie which he had by this his last wife. 
Item, whereas there is yet due unto me from and out of my brother Wil- 
loughbie's estate the full sum of sixty pounds. Now I do hereby give the 
same and all my right, title and interest therein to my three grand children 
Jonathan, Nehemiah and William Willoughby, to be equally divided 
amongst them. It is my further will and meaning that the legacies herein 
before given to my son Wil lough bie's four children last before mentioned 
(that is to say) Nehemiah, William and his said two chihiren by this his 
last wife, shall be paid unto them within ten months next after my decease. 
Provided always that their father, Mr. Francis Willoughby do first give a 
full and general release to my executors of all accompts, debts and demands 
whatsoever, except only in matters about the trade wherein I am concerned 
with Sir William Warren, touching which affair I desire Mr. Gregory Page 
to see that right be done unto me and my executors. I give to my grand 
daughter Sarah Camfeild the sum of sixty pounds to be paid unto her out 
my City debt so soon as the same can be received. I give and bequeath unto 
Owen Taylor the sum of ten pounds and to his brothers and sisters twenty 
shillings apiece. I give unto my cousin Caleb Taylor forty shillings and 
to each of my servants that shall be with me at the time of my decease 
twenty shillings apiece. I do give unto forty ministers in a list named and 
here inclosed twenty shillings apiece. I give unto M^ Ryder ten pounds. I 
give twenty pounds to Captain Potter, William Hooper and Thomas French, 
to be distributed and disposed of by them and others of my Christian friends 
in Wapping, with whom in a special manner I walked and had Christian 
society in my life time, being met together &c. My executor to pay forty 
shillings for a dinner to be had at such their meeting together upon that 
occasion. I give forty pounds to be distributed amongst poor suffering 
godly ministers who are laid aside and cannot hold their liberties for 
preaching whereby they got their livelihoods. To my daughter Rebecca 
Taylor thirty pounds as a token of my love to her. To my said three trustees 
ten pounds apiece as a token of my love to them. To my daughter in 
law Hannah ten pounds in case she survive two mouths next after 



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my decease. To Mrs. Judith Bowrey and Mrs. Jorden ten pounds apiece. 
I make my sou John Taylor executor. Penn, 29. 

[According to the foregoing will Mr. Taylor seems to have been the maternal 
grandfather of f oar of Gov. Willoaghby's children, viz. : Jonathan, Neliemlah 
and William WlUoaghby and Sarah Camfield. The two children of Gov. WU- 
longhby by his last wife, referred to by this testator, were, I suppose, Francis 
and Susanna, who also, it may be noted, were mentioned In the will of their- 
aunt Jane Locke, given In my Gleanings for Jaly 1893 (Reg., Vol. 47, p. 418). 
Mr. Thomas Bragne, whose name appears In that Declaration of Trust which I 
have referred to, married Hannah Locke, another sister of Mrs. Margaret Wll- 
loughby. On pp. 415-416 of the same number of the Bbgistbr may be found 
the will of John Dersley of Stepney, who mentions John Taylor of Wapping as 
occupying certain tenements in Wapping In which Mr. Dersley had an interest. 
He was undoubtedly the father of the John and Thomas Dearsly referred to 
in M'. Taylor's will and was the father, likewise, of Anne the wife of Mr. William 
Ting. As he mentioned also Capt. Edward Johnson and as the Johnsons of Kent 
were evidently connected with the Locke family, to which Gov. Willoughby's 
last wife belonged, I think I have, in these two groups of wills (t. e. those now 
presented and the wills given on pp. 415-418 of Reg. for July 1893) Introduced 
the reader to an interesting connection of New England families. 

I And that Admon. was granted 20 January 1680 to Matthew Todd, principal 
creditor of Jonathan WiUoughby, lately of the parish of St. Catherine, Coleman 
Street, London, but at Tangier, in the parts beyond the seas deceased, to admin- 
ister the goods &c. of the said deceased, Elizabeth Wllloughby, his relict, first 
renouncing. Heioit F. Waters.] 

BooKR Cole of the parish of St Saviour, South wark, Surrey, gen^ 2 
September 1625, confirmed 14 July 1626 in a codicil of that date, proved 
3 May 1628. My wife Anne shall have all my lands, tenements and 
hereditaments &c during her life, and after her decease I give my mansion 
house and the garden house belonging Scc^ now in my occupation, in the 
said parbh, unto Susan Lock my daughter, during her life, and after her 
decease to the children of her body lawfully begotten or to be begotten, 
equally amongst them or their lawful issue, charged nevertheless with five 
pounds yearly which I give to Mary Clemence my ancient servant, during 
her life, from and after the decease of my wife. I give the rooms &c, par- 
cel of the messuage now in the occupation of Katherine Simons widow, in 
the said parish which late were in the occupation of William Oland my 
late son in law deceased, unto Elizabeth my daughter his late wife, during 
her life and after her decease to her lawfully begotten children. The rest 
of the said messuage I give unto Catalina Johnson my daughter, during 
her life, and after her decease to her lawfully begotten children. Pro- 
▼isional bequests to the Free Grammar School of the same parish, the poor 
of the College of the same parish and the poor of the Liberty of the Clink. 
All the deeds, evidences &c. concerning the said messuages &c shall, ufter 
the decease of my wife, remain in the hands and custody of my said daughter 
Susan nna Lock for the good of the parties concerned. To my daughter 
Elizabeth an annuity of four pounds to be issuing out of my mansion house 
and garden house &c 

In the Codicil ten pounds apiece to each of the three children of daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, like sums to each of the five children of daughter Susanna, 
forty shillings apiece (for rings) to sons in law William Lock, John John- 
son and William Ayscough, the seal ring *' I usually weare ** to cousin Eki- 
ward Cole of Winchester, forty shillings (for a ring) to brother Clave 
Masters &c. Wife Anne to be sole executrix. Harrington, 46. 

[The above testator was the M^ Roger Cole referred to In will of William 
Lock published in my Gleanings for July 1898 (Rro. Vol. 47, p. 417). He was 
the maternal grandfather of Mrs. Maigaret Wllloughby. H. F. Watbbs.] 

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130 Oenealogical Oleanings in England, [Jan. 

John White ah Wampbrs late of Boston in New England, mariner, 
5 September 1679, proved 1 October 1679. I do give, devise and beqaeath 
imto my very loving kinsman John a Wonsamock, Pomhamell and Nor- 
wamnnt all that my estate lying and being in New England, commonly 
called or known by the name of Assenham East-stock, and all lands, plan- 
tations, &c — thereunto belonging &c., to have, hold and enjoy unto them 
and their heirs for ever, they and every of them observing &c. all such 
articles and conditions as my father and I have or ought to have observed 
&c. 

I give &c. to my very loving friend George Owen of the parish of S*. 
Alhallowes the Wall {sic) in Loudon, Chirurgeon, four hundred acres of 
that my laud situate &c. in Bedford in New England, which said land doth 
abut upon the lands of Nicholas Warner. 

I give &c. to my very loving friends Edward Pratt of St. Paul, Shad- 
well, Middlesex, victualler, and John Blake of Plymouth in New England, 
husbandman, the rest and remainder of my lands, tenements, plantations, 
grounds, feedings, pastures and hereditaments whatsoever &c. &c in the 
Country of New England or elsewhere. And I give them all my goods 
and chattels and make them joint executors &c. 

Proved by the oath of John Blake, one of the executors named in the 
will, to whom was administration &c., power reserved of making a similar 
grant to Edward Pratt, the other executor when he should come to seek it. 

King, 136. 

[In the Probate Act Book testator is called John White lately of Boston in 
New England, but on a voyage {in intinere) in the parish of Stepney, Middlesex, 
•deceased. The reference to this will was given me by my late friend, Mr. 
iFrancis Grigson many years ago. H. F. W. 

This will is that of one who doubtless was one of the first of the pupils of 
John Eliot, the Apostle. He was brought to Eliot by his father, also named 
Wampus, requesting he be educated by the English and taught to be obe- 
-dient. The first part of the request seems to have been accompl&hed, as Wam- 
pus became proficient in English ways and customs. Through his knowledge 
•of English his relatives and other Indians gave him authority to look after their 
land interests, and the attention he bestowed on the matter evidently gave him 
an idea that he had an ownership in the same, as evidenced by his will and vari- 
ous documents, among which n^ay be mentioned those in the Mass. Archives, 
in which are given depositions on the subject by different Indians, as early as 
1672. His wife, whose name was Ann Praske, was the daughter of Romanock, 
the sachem of Aspatuck and Sasquaugh (Fairfield, Conn.), and through this 
marriage, which is recorded in the Boston records, he claimed rights there 
which were a subject of correspondence between the Connecticut authorities 
and the home government, and proceedings were pending in Connecticut at the 
time of Wampus's death. 

His wife Ann's estate was probated in Suffolk County, Mass., in 1676, and the 
«ouple also had property in Boston, as evidenced by the Sufiblk Deeds. 

The will mentions land in New England, which the writer of the will calls 
Assenham East-stock, this is Assanamascock of the Nipmug country, or the 
Hassanamisco Indian tract, and this is the key to the Sutton (Mass.) Indian 
grant, which solution evidently escaped the reverend authors of the history of 
that town. This bequest was the subject of much controversy in the Massa- 
chusetts General Court, and was finally settled in favor of the Indian grantees 
through the admission of the Dudley family to an interest and share in the 
grant. The fable of Sutton deriving its name from a Dr. Sutton who kindly 
ministered to Wampus on a return voyage from England, and that Wampus 
suggested the name through gratitude, hardly looks plausible, as Wampus had 
been dead a quarter of a century before Sutton received its name. 

Wampus was imprisoned in England for debt, in Massachusetts for riotous 
and unruly conduct, and breaking jail in Boston, created excitement at Cam- 
bridge meeting-house in King Philip's War by his behavior. 



1895.] Oenealogical Oleanings in England. 131 

The story of his life and adrentares make a more lengthy article than this 
note will allow, and seems to have escaped the notice of previous writers. Mr. 
Drake, in his History of the Indians, does not mention him, and Savage, in his 
Genealogical Dictionary, makes but a line of mention. 

Walter K. Watkins.] 

Washington (Register, vol. 43, pp. 379-424) : — 

[The Hartford Courant for September 30, 1894, has an article with the title 
'* An Acconnt of an Ancient Document with the Washington Arms,** from which 
we quote : ** The Courant has the privilege of giving an account of two docu- 
ments of great interest and great value which have lately come into the posses- 
sion of James J. Goodwin, Esq. One of them bears the signature of a remote 
ancestor of General Washington as a witness to a deed of quit-claim, the other 
is a deed or lease executed by the same ancestor and his son, and bearing on 
one of its seals, in an admirable state of preservation, the Washington arms.** 
Then follow some remarks on Mr. Waters*s discoveries printed in the Register 
at the above reference, a description of the two documents, and remarks 
suggested by them. The deed with the Washington arms is a lease for two 
thousand years, on the payment of one red rose each St. John the Baptist*s day, 
of land in Sulgrave. It is dated 43 Elizabeth and signed by Robert Washington 
and Lawrence Washington. **The deeds were found," says the Courant, "in 
searching among a heap of documents belonging to certain ladies, and a friend 
of theirs showed them to Mr. J. C. C. Smith of the Probate Registry, Somerset 
House, London Through Mr. Smith they came to their present owner." 

The Courant adds: "The New York Tribune of the 19th instant gives from 
the London Times a long account by Ernest G. Atkinson, of certain depositions 
found in the Exchequer Records bearing on matters connected with the Wash- 
ington family. The first witness named is Anne Washington, widow of Robert 
Washington, and the name Pargiter also occurs. The whole article is of in- 
terest, but if the writer had had before him the genealogical chart prepared by 
Mr. Waters which accompanies his paper,.... he would have seen that he was 
looking for the descent of the emigrants of Virginia along a wrong line.*' 

Editor.] 

Abraham Halstbd of Rotterdam, merchant, 5 April 1651, proved 2 
May 1651. I do ordain Darkes Halsted my wife and William Schapesmy 
brother, merchant, jointly executors and to choose a third person to their 
assistance as they shall agree upon. My debts first to be paid. To my 
wife Darkes one full third part of my remaining estate. One other third to 
my two sons Abraham and Isaac, equally to be divided between them. I 
give and bequeath unto my sister iu New England five and twenty pounds 
sterling, and if she be dead to the nearest of her friends there. To Rebecca 
Wbiteman my wife's sister fifty pounds sterling. To the three children of 
William Cochroft deceased each ten pounds. To the poor of the church in 
general thirty pounds. To my wife's brother James Whiteman twenty 
pounds. My servant Lister. To the children of my brother Armye and 
brother Cocke (Cooke?) each child ten pounds. To my former wife's 
mother Mrs Rebecca Kinge five pounds. To the children of Mr Davies 
my father in law each five pounds. To my brother William Scapes twenty 
five pounds. To Gemiliell his children each five pounds. 

Proved at London by the oath of Dorcas Whitman als Halsted, one of 
the executors &c. reserving power to the other executor. Grey, 88. 

Richard Cutt of Portsmouth in Piscataqna 10 May, 1675, proved 11 
July 1682. To my wife Elinor Cutt my now dwelling house with the 
bake house, brew house, barn and all housing thereunto belonging, with log 
warehouse and wharfing (my storehouse warehouse only excepted), to- 
gether with my garden, orchard and all the land in fence in the home field 
adjoining to my bouse, as also my corn mill with my bouse and barns op at 



132 Oenealogieal Ohaninga in England. [Jan. 

the creek, with all the upland and meadow thereunto belonging so far as 
home unto that land which I bought of Hubertus Mattoon (excepting the 
tan yard and the building thereunto belonging and the land on that side of 
the floom). All these to ray wife during her natural life and after her de- 
cease I give and bequeath the whole estate aforesaid unto my grandson Cutt 
Vaughan, to be to him and his heirs forever. And it shall come into his 
hands at the age of twenty one years, with remainder to the next heir male 
and if there be no heir male then to the next heir that shall survive. To 
wife (certain household stuff) with all my stock of cattle and the five negro 
servants. To my daughter Margaret Yaughan my stone warehouse and 
that part of the wood field joining to that which was John Pickering's and 
reaching home to William Hearls on the West with my brother John Cutt 
also on the West, the way that goes to the Creek on the North and Chris- 
topher Jose on the East, together with the tanyard, housing and stock 
therein and the little field on the South of the floome, always excepting and 
reserving the highway as it is now to the farm and to the other mill, which 
is to be kept free for the use of the mill and the houses by it ; all which I 
give to my daughter Margaret and her children, if they fail then to mj 
daughter Bridget and hers. To my daughter Bridget and her heirs 1 give 
the remainder of that field commonly called the Great Field, to say all be- 
sides what is already given to her and her husband and already sold to 
sundry persons. I give her also that part of the wood field on the South 
of the highway unto the Creek as it is now fenced. The other part be- 
tween the highway and the creek her mother shall have liberty to use 
during her natural life; and that part also shall be Bridget's after her 
mother's decease. Likewise I give to Bridget my land in the Long Reach 
next to that which was Cap^ Pendleton's, being thirty three poles broad 
front on the River and so back the whole depth ; this to Bridget and her 
heirs, with remainder to the heirs of her sister Margaret. To son William 
Vaughan my land on the great Island bought of Mr. Mason and that acre, 
given me by the town, which was laid out with an acre of Mr. Fryer's. I 
give him also two hundred pounds out of my estate and also my housing at 
the Isle of Shoals on Starr Island, together with that estate, both in stock 
and debts, that is in partnership with him. To beloved son Thomas Daniell 
two hundred pounds. To my grandson Cutt Vaughan one hundred pounds. 
To my grandchild Elinor Vaughan the house and land I bought of Mr 
Mattoon, with that part of my land that comes from the Pulpit, the whole 
breadth of Mattoon's land till it come to my brother John Cutt's land on 
the North, together with two hundred pounds. To my grandchild Mary 
Vaughan two hundred pounds in money and the one hundred and fifty acres 
of land and the meadow belonging to it as I bought of Edward Hilton, as 
appears by bill of sale of John Wedgetts. 

I will further that what remains of my twenty pounds per annum, sub- 
scribed as a gift to the College for myself and sons, be carefully discharged 
by my executors. 

I give to my brother John Cutt ten pounds, to buy him mourning, and 
ten pounds to his wife and five pounds to each of his children. I give to 
my sister Anne Shipway ten pounds to buy her mourning, and five pounds 
to my brother Shipway and ^ve pounds to his son John Shipway. I give 
to my brother Robert Cutts' widow and to each of his five children five 
pounds, as also I do forgive the debt due on my book. To Mr Joshua 
Moodey thirty pounds and to his five children ten pounds, i.e. forty shil- 
lings each. To my cousin John Hole and his wife five pounds each. To 



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the church of Portsmouth teo pounds to buj a piece of plate for the use of 
the church. Wife Eliaiior and my two daughters Margaret and Bridget to 
be executors and brother John Cutt, Mr Joshua Moodey and sons William 
Yaughan and Thomas Daniel overseers. 

John Wiucoll and John Fletcher attest as witnesses. Cotile, 82. 

William Blick, of St. Martin's in the Fields within the City and 
Liberties of Westminster in the (>)unty of Middlesex, gentleman, 27 July 
1720, proved 2 January 1724. To be privately but decently buried at the 
discretion of my loving wife Elizabeth Blick. I am possessed of six several 
messuages and tenements in St. James Street in the parish of Sl James 
Westminster for a certain term of years yet to come and unexpired. I 
give the same to my wife for life, charged nevertheless with the several 
payments mentioned in the last will of Mrs Jane Wilkinson late of St. 
James Westminster deceased, bearing date 20 July 1718, as follows; twenty 
five pounds per annum to Philadelphia Pope, wife of John Pope, for her 
life, and after her decease twenty pounds per annum to her husband John 
Pope if he survive her, and also twenty pounds per annum to Ann Par- 
tridge, daughter of the said Philadelphia Pope and wife of John Partridge,'^ 
during her life, in case the said term of years in the said premises shall so 
long continue. And in case my dear wife should die before the end of the 
said term I give the unexpired residue of said term to my son William 
Blick. [I give to my son W™ Blick twenty pounds, to my eldest daughter 
Elizabeth Barnes wife of Daniel Barnes twenty pounds, to my daughter 
Susannah Blick twenty pounds, to my son in law W°* Richardson, son of 
my wife Elizabeth Blick by her former husband, five pounds.]t I give to 
Elizabeth Godwin now in Virginia, daughter of my wife Elizabeth Blick 
by her former husband, ten pounds to pay for her passage back into Eng* 
land &c 1 give to my beloved friend William Cooket a gold ring, value 
ten shillings and also my cane with a black studded head. To my son 
William my linen and Woollen apparell. The residue to my wife Eliza- 
beth whom I appoint executrix &c. 

Then follows a deposition of one of the subscribing witnesses (dated 30 
December 1724) certifying as to the several obliterations and alterations. 

Romney, 1. 

I am indebted for reference to the above, as well as for others of the same 
period, to H. W. F. Harwood, Esq.— Henry F. Watkrs. 

AoNES Hackham (of Membury) 26 February 1605, proved 10 Decem- 
ber 1608. To be buried in the churchyard of Membury. To my daughter 
Johane Palfrey my sidesaddle with a covering belonging to the same, my 
best gown, my second best petticoat, my second best parti ett, my best apron 
and my second best waistcoat and fifty shillings in money, which sum is in 
the hands of William Palfrey the now husband of the said Johane. I give 
to Marrian Clape my daughter my third best gown, my third best petticoat 
&C. and fifty shillings in money. To Agnes Palfrey my daughter my second 
best gown, my fourth best partlett &c. &c. and fifty shillings. I give to 
Peter Palfrey, my daughter's son, one iron cronck. To my daughter Ellen 

• Til is beqacst to Mrs. Partridge has been raled throagh with a pen, and on the margin 
of page again.Nt it there is written ** My grandson W" Blick, My grand daughter Elisabeth 
Nje, to Eliz. Godwin now in Boston New England.** 

t These bequests within brackets have been ruled throagh with a pen. 

X This bequest to William Cooke has also been mled throagh. 

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134 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

&c. I give also to Agnes and Marie {sic) my daughters one foslett of 
linen, to be divided betwixt them, and either of them a holidays smock. I 
give to my four daughters four saucers of tin. to either of them one. The 
rest of mine apparel to my four daughters (equally). Gifts to sons in law 
William Palfrey and Walter Hackham. My godchildren. The poor in 
Membury. Agnes Hackham, my son's daughter. Nicholas Bagbere, 
curate. Son Walter Hackham to be executor. 

Richard Davye a witness. Windebanck, 110. 

Edward Palmer, of London and late of Lexington in the County of 
Glocester Esq.. 22 November 1624, proved 15 December 1624. To the 
parish church of Todenham, towards the reparations of the same and of the 
chapel belonging to Lemington house, commonly called the Place, in the 
parish of Todenham, where I was born, forty shillings. A seemly monu- 
ment to be erected in the same chapel for a memory of John Palmer Esq., 
my late grandfather, and of Mary his wife, sister of William Grivell, one 
of the Judges of the Common Pleas, and of Sir Giles Grivell, knight, both 
long since deceased. To my daughter Margaret Elton five pounds (in a 
piece of plate). To my daughter Mary a piece of plate of same value- 
Another to my daughter Charlton and another to my daughter Rutter. To 
my son Richard Palmer seven hundred pounds, in hope my said son will 
provide for th(i good education and maintenance of Bridget his only child 
and daughter. Reference to indentures between testator, Lisley Cave Esq. 
and others. Reference to the bargain and sale of the manor of Over Lem- 
ington, sold by my father to Richard Palmer of Berton, gentleman, my 
wife's father. The manor of Nether Lemington sold by myself to the said 
Richaid Palmer. Certain assurances and releases of the manor of Middle 
Ditchford to Ralph Sheldon Esq. from my father and others. Certain 
entails thereof heretofore made by my grandfather and my uncle William 
Palmer, sometime one of the gentlemen pensioners to King Henry VIIL 
and Edw. VL The manor of Churchhill sold by my father to Sir Chris- 
topher Hatton, knight. My son Giles Palmer to be sole executor, or, if he 
die, then my son Thomas Palmer. For supervisors I appoint Sir Giles 
Overbury, knight. Sir Matthew Palmer, knight, George Lascells Esq., 

Laurence Maidewell Esq., Mr Lea, citizen of London, and Richard 

Croftes, gentleman, to each of whom a ring of gold of four angels. And 
my will and mind is that if I shall happen to give unto my said son Richard 
the sum of two thousand pounds or more out of my profits of Virginia and 
New England, then the seven hundred pounds (as aforesaid) shall not be 
charged upon my personal estate «&c. And as touching my castles, manors, 
lands, tenements and hereditaments which now or hereafter shall be built 
and erected in Virginia or New England in the parts beyond the seas I 
give the same to my son Giles &c. with remainder to my son Thomas &c., 
then to Edward Palmer only son of my brother William. And for default 
of all such issue males &c. all the aforesaid castles, lands &c. shall be and 
remain for the founding and maintenance of an University and such schools 
in Virginia as shall be there erected and shall be called ACADEMIA 
VIRGINIENSIS ET OXONIENSIS and shall be divided into several 
streets or alleys of twenty foot broad; and all such as can prove their law- 
ful descent from John Palmer Esq. of Lemington aforesaid, my 

grandfather deceased, or from my late grandmother, his wife, being sons, 
shall be there freely admitted and shall be brought up in such schools as 
shall be fit for their age and learning and shall be removed from time to 



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time as they shall profit in knowledge and understanding. And further mj 
will is that the scholars of the said University, for avoiding of idleness at 
their hours of recreation, shall have two painters, the one for oil colours and 
the other for water colours, which shall be admitted Fellows in the same 
College. And further mj will and mind is that two grinders, the one for 
oil colours and the other for water colours, and also colours, oil and gum 
waters shall be provided from time to time at the costs and charges of the 
said College, beseeching God to add a blessing to all these my intents. 

Byrde, 114. 

George Shurt of Bideford, Devon, merchant, 9 February 1655, with 
a codicil dated 6 May 1657, proved 11 June 1658. To my sister in law 
Mary Shurt, widow, who was wife unto my brother John Shurt, and her 
heir all that house and tenement in the High Street wherein sometime 
Robert Chape {$ic) lived, with the garden belonging, wherein 1 have granted 
an estate and term of two lives, and the rent thereof ten shillings per an- 
num, which house is in the possession of Robert Choape {$ic) butcher. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my brother Abraham Shurt now in New 
England, God send him home from thence to live in Bedford («ic), all that 
new house and tenement &c on the new Key, to hold for life after his re- 
turn. To my cousin John Efford the younger, now living and being in our 
house, that house &c. in High Street wherein Henry Amory now liveth. 
To my cousin George Efford, my godson, brother unto the said John, now 
being ^' tabled " with John Mugford in the parish of Abbotisham, the house 
&c. wherein William Davye lately lived, in the High Street, next adjoining 
unto the house on the High side {sic) wherein my uncle Andrew did live 
sometime. My wife to be a mother to these two (John and George Efford) 
until of age. To the town of Bideford ten pounds to be lent to fiye poor 
artificers, forty shillings each for one whole year. To my cousin John Ford 
the elder of Burrington, to Dorothy, his wife, to my cousin Margery Pen- 
rose of Chumlye (sic) widow, my cousin Sibilla Curry, the wife of William 
Curry of Holsworthy, to each of them a gold ring of twenty five shillings 
with a death's head thereon. John Ford, the eldest son of the said John, 
and every other of his children. The children of my cousin Margery Pen- 
rose. The children of my sister Johane Purser deceased which lived in 
Brampton. My cousin Francis Facy of our town, town clerk, and Francis 
Haydon, my brother in law who married my wife's sister. Each of my 
apprentices. Edward Gurst, water bayliff of our town, and Johane Rigg 
widow. Master Johnson of our town who was schoolmaster therein. John 
Efford the elder of Littleham. Master Shibl)er and Master Fetter, Doctor. 
Wife Margaret. Abraham Hey man, her son, now in the island Fayall. 
Richard Guy son unto George Guy of Torrington deceased, whose mother 
married with Master Richard Medford of Barnstable. Mygodson Greorge 
son of Gabriel Shurt of Littleham. Wootton, 301. 

[Abraham Shurt, who is named by testator as a brother, was early at Pema- 
qnid. See a valuable article on ** Abraham Shurt and John Earthy," by the late 
Prof. John Johnston, LL.D., in the Beoistbr for April, 1871, pp. 131-135. — 
Editor.] 

Kehpo Stbada of London, mariner, 19 March 1658, proved 18 April 
1659. To my daughter Anne Sibada, in case she shall prove a dutiful and 
obedient child unto her mother (my executrix hereafter named) fifteen 
pounds at age of twenty one, to be paid out of my estate in England, Hoi- 



136 Oenealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

land and other parts of the Low Countries. And concerning my lands, 
houses and plantations in Africa (To wit in New England and Jameco (sic), 
I give one eighth part thereof to my said daughter, when the same shall he 
obtained and recovered (less the proportionate cost of collecting &c.). My 
loving friends Capt. John Wentworth of Bermudas, at present residing in 
London, mariner, and John Penny of London, mariner, commander of the 
good ship called the America, to be overseers and ffeoffees in trust of this 
my will. The residue to wife Mary, whom I appoint sole executrix. 

Pell, 189. 

[I am Indebted to Mr. W. S. Appleton for the reference to the above will, 
and also to that of George Shurt. H. F. Watebs.] 

George Rathent of the parish of St. John's in Glaston in the Co. of 
Somerset, 26 June 1651, proved 30 October 1651. My body to be buried 
in the churchyard of St. John's &c. To my daughter Dorothy Rqbyns 
and her child forty shillings, and all the goods that I have in the house that 
I lived in, in the churchyard, I give to said danghter Dorothy Robins, and 
my best breeches and jacket and my best shoes to my daughter Dorothy's 
husband of Streete. To the wife of my son Maurice Rayment and her 
child forty shillings. 

Item, I give and bequeath to William Rayment my son that is in New 
England six pounds, to be paid if ever he doth come to Glaston to demand 
it. Item, I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Rayment my daughter that is 
in New England twenty shillings, to be paid if ever she doth come to 
Glaston to demand it. To John Seemer, the son of William Seemer, 
twenty shillings. To Luce Seemer. the daughter of William Seemer of 
the said Glaston, twenty shillings. Twenty shillings I give to discharge 
my funeral expences. All the rest of my goods &c. I give to Maurice 
Rayment my son, whom I make my whole and sole executor. For over- 
seers I do appoint William Seemer and William Billocks. (Then follows 
the date.) Item, I give to John Rayment my son that is in New England 
one shilling. 

The witnesses were William Seemer, William Zealee (by mark) and 
George Rosier. Grey, 196. 

[Here we have the family of William and old John Rayment of Beverly, well 
known to searchers of the records at Salem. And I am glad to see the spelling 
conform to the pronunciation as I remember it from earliest childhood. Present 
representatives of that family now write their name Raymond. There was a 
Richard Raymond of Salem, who lived on the south side of Essex Street, and 
afterwards removed to Norwalk and Saybrook. But I have never seen the 
slightest evidence of a relationship between him and these Rayments of Beverly. 
The above will confirms me in this. I cannot, here and now, without my Essex 
Co. notes, tell what became of Elizabeth Rayment, the sister of William and 
John, who also went to New England. Perhaps some of my friends at home 
(for instance the Hon. John I. Baker) may be able to tell ns. John Rayment, 
1 believe, succeeded to the ownership of the farm belonging once to Thomas 
Scruggs, one of the Old Planters, and the old Rayment house (I hope) stands 
there to-day. I have often passed It in my walks. Henry F. Waters.] 

Thomas Smith of West Clandon, Surrey, yeoman, 13 June 1 651, proved 
28 October 1651. To the poor of West Clandon fifty shillings and to the 
poor of Crauley, Surrey, fifty shillings. Item, I give and bequeath to my 
brother John Smyth, now in New England (if he shall be then living) sixty 



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pounds within one year after my decease, and in case he be dead before 
that time then I give the said sixty poands to my ooasin Rachael, daughtet 
of my said brother John Smyth, and to her heirs, to be paid within one 
year &c. To my sister Susanna, widow of my brother Jeremy Smyth de- 
ceased, five pounds (in one year). To my cousin Richard, son of my brother 
John Smyth, five pounds (in one year). To my cousin Thomas, son of my 
brother Jeremye Smyth deceased, fifty pounds (in one year). To my 
brother William Smith fifty pounds, in one year, if he shall then be living, 
but if not then his wife shall have ten pounds of it and the other forty 
pounds shall be equally divided between the children of my brothers John 
and Jeremie aforesaid, to be paid in one year &c. To each of my god- 
children two shillings and six pence, to be paid within half a year &c 1 
do appoint my cousin Jeremy Smith, son of my brother Jeremy deceased, 
my sole executor, to whom all the residue, and if he be dead then his chil- 
dren shall be joint executors. My very loving friends Mr Thomas Mascall 
of West Clandon and Richard Ticknor of Holhurst in the parish of Cranley 
to be overseers. And 1 bequeath unto either of them fifty shillings for their 
pains and such necessary charges as they shall be at. 

Proved at London, by the oath of Jeremy Smith the nephew and only 
executor named in the will. Grey, 197. 

Samuel Hitchins, citizen and draper of London, 16 March 1676, with 
a Codicil made 27 July 1679, proved 3 December 1679. To my dear and 
loving wife Sarah my two messuages && in the parish of St. Lawrence old 
Jewry, London, which I hold by lease from the Company of Cloth workers, 
and if she die before the expiration of the term &c. then to my son Giles 
Hitchins or to my grandson Robert Hitchins, which of them my said wife 
shall think fit to give or bequeath the same. To wife my freehold mes- 
suages in Robin Hood Court, St. Mary Aldermary, London, and the rents 
&c for her life, and then to my grandson Robert Hitchins, remainder to 
son Giles Hitchins and next to my two nephews Daniel and Joseph Hitchins 
(sons of my brother Daniel Hitchins; who are now living in New England 
near Boston. To my loving brother Daniel Hitchins one annuity of ten 
pounds for life, payable quarterly. To my nephew Nathaniel Hitchins one 
shilling in full discharge of all claims &c. To my son Giles Hitchins my 
freehold messuages &c. in All Hallows Barking. Reference to stock and 
credits abroad. The said messua^^es to be chargeable with the ten pounds 
per annum given to my brother Daniel and also with the payment of one 
and thirty pounds per annum unto my loving cousin Robert Hitchins for 
and during the term of his natural life, according to certain writings be- 
tween the said Robert and me. To my said brother Daniel and my said 
cousin Robert to each of them four yards of black cloth to make them 
mourning. To my said cousin Robert and to my loving friends M' Daniel 
Morse and Nicholas Morse, son of the said Daniel, twenty shillings apiece 
to buy them rings. The residue to wife Sarah, with five pounds to buy her 
mourning. My said cousin Robert and my friends Daniel and Nicholas 
Morse to be executors. Kiogy l^L 

[Here we have indicated plainly enough the Daniel and Joseph Hitchins whose 
names are to be found on the records of Lynn, Massachusetts, and of Essex 
County, at Salem. Hknbt F. Watbrs.] 

Mart Coquell alxat Lb Mercier dwelling in the town of Rochell, 
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138 Ghnealogical Oleanings in England. [Jan. 

will made 27 February 1608 (and translated ont of the French) proved 8 
I^ovember 1631. My body to my friends and kindred to the end they may 
take care for my burial, with credit and ceremony requisite to a woman 
of my quality, according to the form and custom of the Reformed Church, 
whereof I do make profession. To the poor of this place if I die in this 
town to the poor of the French Church fifty L. tournois. To the poor of 
the Hospital fifty L. tournois. More to the advancement of the ministry 
fifty L. tournois. More to the box of the Dutch poor fifty L. tournois. 
More to the son of late Henry Vanlo my godson forty L. tournois, if he 
die nothing. More to the son of Quemond Van Wert, also my godson, 
forty L. tournois, if he die nothing. Similar bequests to Hellen Vanlo, my 
late husband's god daughter and to the son of John Chanan, named Gyles, 
my godson. To the son of the widow Bloc, named John, also my godson, 
one hundred Lyvers, and if he die and that his mother be living the same 
shall be given unto his said mother, for she hath many children. More to 
a girl which doth serve me named Rachel de la Loy, in respect of the love 
which I do bear her, I do also give her one hundred L. tournois, if she die 
nothing. More unto Mr and Mrs de Vogel dwelling in this town, in regard 
of the good and hearty friendship which we have borne one another, I do 
give them fifteen hundred Livers to give unto their children, which as seven 
in number, unto every one of them two hundred Lyvers and one hundred 
Livers unto the said M*^^ de Vogell, and unto her my diamond cut ** fasset" 
which I do wear upon my little finger, and whether any of their children 
do die or not I do will and understand that the said sum of fifteen hundred 
Lyvers shall be given unto them for the bettering of the part of the others 
or so much as shall be to remain unto the fathers or mother, and if the said 
M'^ de Yogel do die the said diamond shall be given to one of their daugh- 
ters, that is to say to Sara or Katherine or Anne, and if one die the other 
shall succeed, or unto Susan if the others be dead, who is also their sister, 
fifteen hundred L. And if the said Mr and Mris de Vogell do die I pray 
you enquire where their said children are, to the end you may cause the 
said sum and the said diamond to be delivered unto them. More unto the 
nephew of my late husband, named Martin Vander Bist, who hath dwelt 
with us from the age of seven or eight years, in regard of the love that I 
do bear him I do give him five hundred Lyvers tournois and a ring of his 
deceased uncle's set with a red stone cut like a *' harte " which did serve 
for a seal to his said uncle, and if he die nothing to his heirs. 

Moreover to my brethren and sisters. 
First unto my brother Paul le Mercier who hath not any charge and is 
not married, being by the grace of God in very good estate, and hath not 
any need of my succession but for remembrance of me, I do give him my 
great diamond which is set in a ring of gold and which I wear upon my 
first finger, being a stone which hath been always esteemed at five hundred 
Livers. More unto my brother Peter le Mercier in regard he is unaccom- 
modated I do give unto him for his daughters, if he have any, if not unto 
his sons, two thousand and ^wq hundred Livers tournois and unto my said 
brother a Turky, which is a ring with a little blue stone, which I wear on 
my little finger. More unto my brother Francis le Mercier, who is not 
married, I do give unto him one Gimboll ring of two rings and is round, I 
do wear it on my first finger, and eighteen hundred Livers Tournois. More 
unto my brother Daniel de Le Mercier, who is married, I do give him a 
Gimboll ring of three rings, which is a ring which I wear on my finger 
Bezt my little finger. I do also give him eighteen hundred Livers tournois, 



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mud because it is not long since he was married and that he cannot have 
many children and that I hope without doubt that he will endeavor to ad- 
vance himself by the vocation wherein it hath pleased God to set him, 
whom I do pray to bless him and us all, I do refer to the discretion of you 
my brethren, executors of this my Testament by the grace of God, to give 
him a part of this my gift or to put it forth at profit for his daughters in 
ease he have any, if not, his sons, as yon shall find good. More unto my 
•ister Jane le Mercier, the wife of my brother Priaux, I do give unto her 
my saphire, which is a ring which I wear on the finger next the little finger 
and is like a diamond. Also I do give unto her for her daughters or sons 
I do likewise refer to your discretions in regard she hath many children, 
how be it, God be praised, she is in good estate, nevertheless I do give unto 
them eighteen hundred Livers for the advancement of her said children. 
More unto my sister Elizabeth Le Mercier who is a widow, and, God be 
praised, also in very good estate and hath not any great charge of children, 
I do give unto her my ruby, which is a ring which I wear on my^first 
finger, and unto her daughters one thousand Livers tonrnois, or in default 
of her daughters unto her or her sons as you shall find good, for her eldest 
son, named John, is already well provided for of his father's goods and 
therefore it seemeth unto me to advance her son Paul in case his sisters do 
die, I do refer it to the two executors of my said Testament More unto 
my sister Judith le Mercier a little diamond which is on a ring which I 
wear on my first finger and unto her for her daughters, in case she have 
any, if not, to her sons eighteen hundred Livers tonrnois. More unto my 
sister Anne Le Mercier in regard I have brought her up with me I pray 
you my brethren and sisters take it not ill in case I do advantage and pre- 
fer her before you in regard of the good and faithful service which she hath 
done me, I being not able to do it when she was married in regard. I was 
under the Law of my late husband having; not since that time wanted affec- 
tion towards her but power, which I do desire to witness unto her in this 
my last will, I do give unto her for her daughters, or in default of daugh- 
ters unto her sons, the sum of three thousand Livers tonrnois and unto her 
my ewer of silver gilt and my little silver cup which my godfather gave me 
(and other articles). More unto her daughter Mary, my god daughter, 
five hundred Livers tonrnois and a little ring of gold which I do wear upon 
my little finger, which her mother gave me when she was married, being a 
love ring of gold, also my silver girdle with all those things which dei>end 
thereupon. And if her said daughter Mary do die and that she have not 
any other daughters my said girdle shall be given unto the eldest daughter 
of my sister Hester and my said sister Ann shall inherit or have the &vq 
hundred Livers and the said ring. More unto my sister Hester le Mercier 
my pointed diamond, which is a ring which I wear on the finger next my 
little finger, and eighteen hundred Livers Tonrnois for her daughters in 
case she have any, if not, to her sons. God bless you all and me. More- 
over if it shall happen that any of my brethren or sisters do die without 
children I do desire that that which I have bequeathed unto them shall re- 
turn amongst you my brethren and sisters to be equally divided amongst 
you unless any amongst you were unaccommodated and that those which 
are in good estiite did assign or give them their part of their free will. 
And if the fathers and mothers of the children of my brethren and sisters 
here before mentioned be in good estate I desire that the interest of the 
money be added to the principal sum of the said children for the augment- 
ing of the said sum for the said children, but if their fathers or mothers be 




140 Oenealogical Oleaning^ in England. [Jan. 

UDaocommodated the said fathers or mothers shall enjoy the said interest 
for the bringing up of their said children in the fear of God, which God 
grant I do will and understand that my said brethren and sisters here be- 
fore named shall be heirs of their children but I will not, if any of my said 
brethren do die without children, that the succession which they shall have 
had or enjoyed by me shall go to their wives or out of the '* Linage " nor 
also if any of my sisters do die without children they may not give the said 
succession unto their husbands but I will that the same shall return amongst 
those which shall remain of yon to be given to your children and that you 
share all equally together. Moveables to be sold to make up these sums 
if not ready money enough. And if it shall please the Lord so much to 
favour us as to give us peace and that I can be wholly out of the business 
and that I knew what were due unto me for some unclear parcels, as you 
shall perceive by an extract herein enclosed, I might (God willing) more 
amply and clearly declare my will. And when I shall have news that my 
moveables sent into your quarters are well arrived I may also (God willing) 
dispose of my said moveables, plate and apparrell belonging to my head, 
but until then I leave the same undisposed, for the making up of the said 
sums &c 

Now the reason that I do rather give unto my nieces than unto my 
nephews is that the fathers and mothers which do love their children ought 
to have a care to cause their sons to learn some honest vocation to the end, 
with the help of God, in time to attain unto that which shall be praise- 
worthy, for ordinarily daughters are not employed in such vocations, and 
specially those which are come of good families, unless necessity do there- 
unto urge them and therefore when they have some thing for their mar- 
riage they are sought after by honest men, howbeit I will not give this 
vanity unto myself that that little which I give them may greatly advance 
them but I prais God for his goodness which he hath done unto me and do 
pray him with all my heart to continue them unto me in his blessing and to 
his honor and glory the salvation of my poor soul and the edification of my 
neighbor, in all charity beseeching him also to give me grace to live and 
die in his fear and to grant me his heavenly kingdom at the end of my 
days and that my brethren and sisters, nephews and nieces and others my 
friends may after my death enjoy thereof in all prosperity and blessings of 
God to the grace and salvation of their souls. Amen. I do pray my 
brother Paul Le Mercier and my brother Francis Le Mercier to be execu- 
tors of this my Testament, for my brother Peter Le Mercier doth not dwell 
in those places but in Ireland, God give us all grace to do well, and if I do 
not die here the two hundred Livers which I do give unto the poor I do 
will that the same be given to the poor of the church of Hampton in Eng- 
land. 

Proved by the oaths of Paul and Francis Le Mercier, Letters of Admin- 
istration which had been granted to the said Paul 22 September 1628 as if 
she had been intestate having been first brought in and renounced. 

St. John, 120. 

[Here we have the whole family of Mercers already referred to (Reg. Vol. 
47, pp. 511-514) but bearing a French name. They may have migrated to 
Southampton either from France itself or from the Channel Islands, from 
which tlie allied family of Pryaulx seem to have come. We find here Paul, 
Peter, Francis, Daniel, Jane (Pryaalx) , Elizabeth (Blanchard), Judith (Johnson), 
Anne (Strowde?) and Hester (Bachiler), only the testatrix, like a Frenchman, 
refers to his sisters by their maiden family names, not by those acquired through 
e.— H. F. Waters.] 



NEW. ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER. 



APRIL, 1895. 



SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF HON. JOHN CHANDLER. 

John Chandler, the subject of this sketch, was the third child 
of Hon. John Chandler, of New London, Ct., by his wife Hannah, 
daughter of John Gardiner, the third proprietor of Gardiner's Island, 
in the province of New York,* who was a grandson of Lieut. Lion 
Gardiner, the author of the "Relation of the Pequot Warres,^ 
published in the 23d volume of the Massachusetts Historical Society's 
Collections. 

When about eleven years old his father removed to Worcester, 
Mass., and soon gained the confidence and respect of his neighbors 
in his new home, where "he held the principal county oflSces." 
The son was honored in like manner. He was town treasurer from 
1753 to 1760 ; town clerk from 1764 to 1768 ; and county treasurer 
from 1762 to 1765. He held the office of sheriff of Worcester 
County from 1751 to 1762, and was Judge of Probate from 1762 
to 1774. He was a colonel in the militia, and served in the French 
war. On the alarm in August, 1757, for the relief of Fort William 
Henry, he marched as colonel of a regiment. Dr. Chandler prints 
the following extract from the Boston News-Letter of Oct. 16, 
1760 : " We hear from Worcester that on the evening of the 9th 
inst. the house of Mr. Sheriff Chandler, and others of that town, 
were beautifully illuminated, on account of the success of his Majesty's 
Arms in America." f This illumination was in honor of the capture 
of Montreal by Lord Amherst, September 8, 1760. 

Lincoln, in his History of Worcester, speaking of him, says: 
"He succeeded to the military, municipal, and some of the judicial 
offices of his father, and inherited the characteristic traits of his 
ancestors. He was cheerful in temperament, engaging in manner, 
hospitable as a citizen, friendly and kind as a neighbor, industrious 
and enterprising as a merchant, and successfrd as a man of busi- 
ness." X 

• Lion Oardiner and his Descendants, by Cortiss C. Gardiner, 1890, page 112. 
t Chandler Genealogy, b/ George Chandler, 1883, p. 228. 
X Lincoln's Worcester, 1862, page 231. 

▼OL. XLIX. 13 



142 John Chandler. [April, 

At the beginning of the Revolution he adhered to the Crown. In 
1774 he was obliged to leave his family at Worcester and take 
refuge in Boston. "In 1776," says Sabine, "he accompanied 
the Royal army to Halifax, and two years after was proscribed and 
banished." * Dr. Chandler, in his Chandler Genealogy, says that 
he " was one of the six inhabitants of Worcester that were included 
in the act of banishment forbidding the return of the former citizens 
of the State who had joined the enemy ; requiring them, if they once 
revisited their native country, forthwith to depart, and denouncing 
the penalty of death if they should be found a second time within this 
jurisdiction. Of these six, were his sons Rufus and William, his 
brother-in-law James Putnam, and his nephew Dr. William Paine. 
His son William and Dr. William Paine had permission and did 
return to Worcester. Dr. Paine regained the confidence and long 
enjoyed the respect and esteem of the community." f " ^^ *™ 
assured," says the Hon. Lorenzo Sabine, "that while he was at 
Boston he was supported for a considerable time by the sale of silver 
plate sent him by his family, and that when he left home he had no 
intention of quitting the country. . . . His adherence to the 
Crown, and his departure for England, seem to have been his only 
offences ; yet he was treated as harshly as though he had borne arms 
•in the field. The late President Dwight spoke of Colonel Chandler 
and his family as distinguished for talents and virtue. He repre- 
sented to the Commissioners of Loyalist Claims that the losses of 
real and personal estate were £11,067 sterling, and of business, 
offices, etc, about £6,000 sterling more. His statement was so 
moderate, in comparison with many others of the same nature, that 
he was allowed the full amount, and was afterwards known in Eng- 
land as 'the honest Refiigee.'" J In 1783, he had £50 added to 
his allowance, and this at a time when the sum paid to Refugees 
was reduced from £80,000 to £38,000. § He died at London Sept. 
26, 1800, in the eightieth year of his age. He was buried at 
Islington, where a monument with a suitable inscription marks his 
grave. 

Hon. John Chandler married first March 4, 1740-1, Dorothy 
Paine of Worcester. She was bom July 20, 1723, and was a 
daughter of Col. Nicholas Paine, of Bristol, R. I., and his wife 
Sarah, daughter of Timothy Clark, of Boston. His wife Dorothy 
died at Worcester, October 5, 1745. He married second June 11, 
1746, Mary Church, daughter of Col. Charles Church, of Bristol, 
R. I. She died at Worcester Sept. 18, 1783. His children by his 
first wife Dorothy, werei 1, John ; 2, Gardiner ; 3, Clark ; 4, Doro- 
thy, married Samuel Ward, of Lancaster. By his second wife, 
Mary, he had-. 5< Rufus ; 6, Gardiner ; 7, Nathaniel ; 8, William ; 



• Sabine'g Loyalistt, 1864, Vol. I., p. 308. 
t Chandler Gtenealogr, paire 230. 

8abin«*8 Loyalists, Vol. 1., p. 304. 

Samuel Carwln quoted in Cnandler Genealogy, page 229. 



\ 



1895.] Col. Job Gushing. 143 

9, Charles; 10, Samuel; 11, Sarah, m. John Stanton, Jr.; 12, 
Mary, m. William Seaver Jr. ; 13, Benjamin ; 14, Francis ; 15, Lu- 
cretia, m. Key. Aaron Bancroft, and was mother of Hon. George 
Bancroft the historian, and of Eliza, wife of Hon. John Davis, 
governor of Massachusetts ; 16, Thomas ; 17, Elizabeth, m. Eben- 
ezer Putnam of St. John, N. B. 

Jonathan Peele Dabney, A.M., said of him and his family: 
** The Hon. John Chandler, of Worcester, whose sons and daugh- 
ters were as numerous as those of hb Royal Master, and with whose 
family every other leading family of the region was proud to entwine 
itself by marriage alliance, sleeps far from the town and sliire of 
whose honors he had almost the monopoly."* 

The compiler of this sketch is chiefly indebted for the materials 
used by him to : 1, The Descendants of William and Annis Chand- 
ler, by George Chandler, M.D., Worcester, 1883 ; 2, Biographical 
Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, by Lorenzo 
Sabine, 2 vols., Boston, 1864; 3, The EBstory of Worcester, 
Mass., by William Lincoki, Worcester, 1862. 



COLONEL JOB GUSHING. 

Commnnicated by Osa A. Oobdon, A Ji., of Somerville, Mass. 

In the archives of the State Department of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, vol. cxcviii., p. 131, may be found the original 
of this interesting and important letter, written in the darkest period 
of the American Revolution, so far as New England was concerned — 
that immediately preceding the battles of Bennington and Saratoga. 
The volume containing it is numbered 6 in the series of Revolu- 
ticmary Letters : 

Bennington Sept 5, 1777. 
Gentlemen 

Toar favour of the 20th ultimo I have | received and agreeable 

to year request have used | my influence with both the officers and men of 
my I regiment to have them continue in service for the further term | of 

three months. It would have given me the | greatest pleasure, had mj 

success, been equal to my | wishes in this respect. The other Gentle- 
men field I officers, who are willing to remain with me, endeavour | ed by 
every argument in their power to persuade them | to it and to convince them 
that the good of the service not only | required, but that it might be pro- 
bably much to their | interest, as undoubtedly many of them, should they 
go, I would be obliged immediately to return. 

Ev^ry argument has proved ineffectual nor do | I think they could 

• Chandler Genealogy qaoting the Chrittiem B xawum r, Jaly, 1847, p. 120. 



144 GoL Job Gushing. [April, 

have been prevailed oo, had they | been certain of being draughted imme- 
diately on their | return The disagreeable situation in which they | 

left, (many at least) their farms, joined to that dis | content which ever 
prevails among troops in our | circumstances, who view themselves under no 
obliga I tion, were arguments too powerful for my | authority or persuation 
to overturn. | 

Six only have tarry ed with me Viz Joseph Preast of | Luneng- 

burg Zebediah Green & Elijah Houghton of West | minster 

Silas Spaulden of Ashburnham, James | Burtt of Harvard — — and Silas 
Whitcomb of Bolton. | 

I am Gentlemen with great 

regard your most obedient 

humble Servant 



Job Cushino 



Hon^^* Council of Mass^ Bay 



Superscribed The Hon"* 

The Council of the State of Massachusetts Bay 

Endorsed 

Letter from Col^ Job | Cushing 

Sept. 5, 1777. 

The existence of this letter was discovered by Prof. James Davie 
Butler, LL.D., of the University of Wisconsin, during his exten- 
sive researches regarding the battle of Bennington. Prof. Butler 
says he " has 'stayed the very riping of the time ' for publishing this 
letter, which authenticates a valuable page in history. Fortified 
with this document descendants of Elij^ Houghton, Silas Spauld- 
ing, James Burt, Joseph Priest and Silas Whitcomb may secure 
standing on an envied roll of honor. Moreover, the letter, which 
now first goes to press, shows these five men and Zebediah Green to 
be each worthy of a monument ; since they were six veritable Abdiels 
* faithful found among the faithless — faithful only they,' — nor number, 
nor example, with them wrought." The triumphant issue of that 
campaign relieved the New England States from the heavy hand of 
the draft. Her sons, after Saratoga, enlisted in the Continental 
regiments, and service at home was confined to the custody of 
prisoners. 

Col. Cushing's command was raised in Shrewsbury and neighbor- 
ing towns in the northern section of Worcester county. The town of 
Shrewsbury, in the enthusiasm accompanjring the provincial resist- 
ance to the parliamentary acts, had voted to raise three companies 
of infantry. It was impossible to do so ; but two were raised, one 
in the north precinct of the town, now Boylston, and one in the 
south precinct, which still bears the original name of the town. 
These companies were oflScered and enlistments made. When the 
call came for action, known as '' the Lexington Alarm," even these 



1895.] OoL Job Gushing. 145 

two companies were found deficient, and were consolidated into one 
company ander Job Cnshing as captain. It went forward to Lex- 
ington , arriving after the British had reached Boston. It formed a 
portion of Gen. Ward's command, was stationed at Cambridge, 
where it remained as a reserve throughout the battle on Bunker HOI. 
The company saw service during the siege of Boston. After the 
evacuation it accompanied the Continental army under Gen. Wash- 
ington to the Hudson river. 

The activity of the British general, Lord Howe, kept the Ameri- 
can commander busy on the lower Hudson. This left the entire dis- 
position of military events at the northward to Generals Lee and 
Gates, who soon found themselves threatened by the march of Gen. 
Burgoyne with a well-appointed army from Montreal. To meet 
this emergency an earnest call was made upon the New England 
States for new levies to strengthen the northern army. It was thi» 
force, rendezvoused at Bennington, which Cushing, now Colonel, 
was endeavoring, in accordance with instructions from the Massa- 
chusetts Council, to recruit. This letter tells more eloquently than 
is otherwise possible the lamentable result. At the same tune, it 
places on indelible records the names of the six brave men wha 
stood true to the cause in the hour of extreme peril. After the 
surrender at Saratoga, Col. Cushing followed the army down the 
Hudson, and was on duty at West Point under Amcdd. His regi- 
ment was included in the contemplated betrayal to the British. 

Col. Cushing was a son of Rev. Job Cushing, the first settled 
minister at Shrewsbury, a native of Hingham and a graduate of 
Harvard, and his wife Mary, daughter of Rev. John Prentice of 
Lancaster. Job jr. was bom 1 January 1728, and married in 1752, 
Lucy, daughter of Rev. Isaac Stone of Framingham. After the 
Revolution he returned to his native town, Shrewsbury, where, on 
the edge of the common, he built a house, and there for many years 
kept a village tavern, at which his old commander. General Wash- 
ington, is reported to have been a guest when on his New England 
tour as President. The present town hall of Shrewsbury occupies 
the site. He entered actively into local public affairs, and was an 
influential and important citizen. At the time of Shays's insurrec- 
tion, which had its headquarters in the town. Col. Cushing was chair- 
man of the board of selectmen. With his earliest commander. Gen. 
Artemus Ward, then Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 
he offered the most vigorous opposition to the movements of ^ the 
regulators," and thwarted their designs to his utmost. While G^n. 
Ward was dissuading the insurrection from proceeding against his 
Court and denouncing their bayonets. Col. Cushing succeeded in 
removing the town's stock of powder, which was kept at his tavern. 
Disappointed in their search for the powder, the insurgent mob sought 
for Col. Cushing, designing to wreak vengeance on him, but he luid 
so covered his retreat that he was not iq>prehended«. 

VOL. XLIX. 1&* 



146 Bose (Dunsier) Hilh. [Aprils 

Later in life, when his sons were groym to manhood, Col. Gushing; 
sold his property in Shrewsbury, and the family removed to Three 
Sivers in Canada, where the colonel passed the rest of his life, 
returning to Shrewsbury to die. Dr. Edward Flint, town clerk, 
selectman, surgeon in Ruggles's regiment in the Crown Point expe- 
dition, and the physician of Shrewsbury, records in his diary the 
circumstances of the event in Spartan brevity : 

April 1808 — Col. Cushing returned from Canada and attended 
lecture ; at meeting on Sunday ; at sacrement ; at Town meeting 
on Monday ; and deceased the 16th. 



ROSE (DUNSTER) HILLS. 

By William S. Hills, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

Was Rose Hills (the wife of Joseph Hills of Maiden, Mass.) 
the sister of Henry Dunster, the first president of Harvard Col- 
lege? 

Joseph Hills came to this country from Maldon, Essex County, 
England, in the ship " Susan and Ellen," and arrived in Charles- 
town, Mass., in 1638. He was probably accompanied by his wife, 
Rose (although no written evidence of this fact has ever been 

found), as his son, Gershom, was bom in Charlestown, 1639. 

This fact makes it fair to suppose that she came with him. 

I have been unable to find any documentary evidence throwing 
any light upon the maiden name of the said Rose Hills, excepting 
only that which is contained in the will of Henry Dunster, which ia 
dated February 8, 1658, and from which I take the following ex- 
tracts: 

*' Concerning my daughter Elizabeth my mind and will is, that 
she shall be at the disposing of her mother during her life in her 
minority, and, in case of my wive's death, then to live with my sis- 
ter Mrs. Hills, of Maiden, during her minority, and faithfully and 
carefully to serve her as if she were her own child, and in case there 
also the Lord by death should make such uncomfortable breaches 
in the family, that shee could not live comfortably there, then shee 
shall live with my sister Willard of Concord doing her faythfull 
service as a child until her marriage or maturity of age. • ♦ ♦ ♦ • 
Item. I give and bequeath to the holy servant of the Lord Elder 
firost Twenty shillings, and to my cousin Bowers and her children 
five shillings apeece, and to my cousin fayth Dunster five shillings, 
and to my sister Willard and all her children five shillings apeece, 
and to my sister Hills and all her children Bom in this country five" 



189S.] Hose (^Dunster) Hilh. 147 

shillings apeece, and my will is that my faythfiill mayd Mary Russell 
should have 15 shillings added to her wages." 

It appears from the foregoing that President Dunster speaks of 
Mrs. Hills and Mrs. Willard as sisters, but whether in the sense of 
relationship or as sisters in the church is uncertain. The will of 
President Dimster was dated Feb. 8, 1658 ; Rose Hills, the first 
wife of Joseph Hills, died in Maiden on March 24, 1650. Conse- 
quently she was not living at the time that this will was made. 

Joseph Hills married for his second wife Hannah Mellows, at 
Maiden, June 24, 1651 ; she died in Maiden. For his third wife 
he married Helen Atkinson, in Jan. 1655-56, and his fourth wife 
was Ann Lunt, whom he married on March 8, 1664-65. 

These facts make it appear that the wife of Joseph EQlls who was 
living at the time that the will of Henry Dunster was made, and to 
whom he refers as ^ my sister Hills of Maiden " was Helen (Atkin- 
son) Hills, his third wife. 

We will now ascertain the relationship in which sister Willard 
stood to President Dunster at the time that his will was made. She 
was the third wife of Simon Willard, who married his first wife in 
England prior to his coming to this country in 1634 ; she died leav- 
ing issue, but the date of her death is unknown. 

His second wife was Elizabeth Dunster, a sister of President 
Dunster, who died about six months after their marriage, both of 
which dates are unknown. He married for his third wife (date 
unknown) Mary Dimster, who is supposed to have been a cousin of 
President Dunster, although it is possible that she may have been 
his sister. 

Mr. Willard died on April 24, 1676 (his wife surviving him). 
Thus it would appear that at the time that the will of President 
Dunster was made, the " sister Willard ^ referred to therein was 
probably the third wife of Simon Willard. 

Allowing that such were the facts in the case, the relationship of 
sister Hills and sister Willard to President Dunster were very much 
the same, although neither were his sisters either by birth or mar- 
riage. 

K Rose Hills was a sister of President Dimster, it is possible 
that the third wife of Joseph Hills might have been regarded as a 
sister by him on account of her having married his brother-in-law 
by a former marriage. By similar deduction sister Willard would 
have been considered as a sister, as her husband was also his brother- 
in-law by a former marriage. 

This seems a very plausible theory, but there is another view of 
the case which changes its aspect considerably. In a letter to Presi- 
dent Dunster from his father', dated at Balehoult, Lancashire County, 
England, March 20, 1640-41, he speaks of his son Richard, who was 
in New England, but makes no mention of his daughter Rose, the 
wife of Joseph Hills, who was then living in Clutflestown, only a few 



148 Trumbull Genealogy. [April, 

miles from Cambridge. It is at least reasonable to sappose that, if 
Rose Hills was his daughter, her name would have been mentioned 
in this letter, as he mentioned his other sons and daughters then 
living in England.* 

Until a record of the marriage of Joseph and Rose Hills is found 
the question as to the identity of Rose Hills may never be settled 
satisfactorily, and this statement is made in the hope that some one 
may have in their possession data, which, by being made public, 
will clear up this obscure point. 



CONTRIBUTIONS TO A TRUMBULL GENEALOGY. 

By J. Henby Lea, Esq., of Cedarhorst, Fairhavcn, Mass. 

There is probably no family among our early colonial and revo- 
lutionary stock which has contributed so many distinguished men to 
their country's service in so many widely varied walks of life as the 
Trumbulls — preeminent among statesmen, warriors, divines, poets, 
painters and historians, the fame of the family must still rest, as its 
most enduring monument, on the patriot Governor of Connecticut 
whose nickname of ** Brother Jonathan," affectionately given him 
by Washington, will ever stand as the prototype of American man- 
hood and patriotism. 

That so little has ever been done to substantiate the ancestry of 
so notable a family seems a grave omission on the part of our his- 
torians, and I esteem it a privilege to be able to throw some light on 
the obscurity which has thus far enveloped its origin. 

As is well known to all who have taken any interest in the sub- 
ject, there were two John Trumbulls (or Trumble, as the name was 
then generally written) in the Massachusetts Colony at an early day, 
and there has been no little confusion regarding them among gene- 
alogists. As a matter of fact, however, there was no connection 
whatever between them, and nothing has ever been discovered that 
would indicate that they were even known to one another. They 
were: 

1. — John Trumble, Cooper, of Roxbory in 1 639, and among the first mem- 
bers of Mr. Eliot's Charch thsre, and the following year (13 

• *!•••««« Your sisters remember their loves unto you both, but you must not 
expect them so long as your mother and I do live. Tour brother Thomas remembers his 
lOTe, and hath sent you two dozen of almanacks; but now he is n widower; for both wife 
and children are dead since Michaelmas. I pray Qod he tiike good ways. I do not know 
of any that you sent for that entend to come as yet. Touchini^ Richard I would advise 
him not to come over again as yet, for whatsoever is his due shall be left in the hands of 
his sisters, for I have taken a general acquittance of Robert, so that Richard and his sisters 
may have what we two old folk leave, and we will make no waste." ♦ • • • • 

vide Life of Henry Danster, by Rev. Jeremiah Chaplin, D.D., p. 22. 



1895.] Trumlndl Genealogy. 149 

May 1640) made freeman of Rowlej. He brought to this country 
a vnfe JESen arid son John,* 

II. — John Tromble, Mariner, of Cambridge in 1636, was also made a 
freeman in 1640, and removed to Charlestown in 1655. He had 
wife Elizabeth ; perhaps married here.t 

There has always been a family tradition attributing the origin of 
one or both of them to Newcastle on Tyne in England, and this at 
length found confirmation in a power of attorney of Susan Blakiston 
of Newcastle on Tyne, widow, dated 27 August 1653, to Joanna Scill 
of New England, to recover for her, inter alia^ a debt dating from 
1637, of John Trumble, cooper, late of Newcastle on Tyne, and 
now of New England. | This gave us the evidence that it was the 
cooper and not the mariner who was from Newcastle, while the will 
of William Kinge of Ipswich, Co. Suffolk, ship carpenter, § to which 
Mr. H. F. Waters kindly called my attention, must beyond doubt 
refer to the second John, the mariner, as we now know the wife of 
the former to have been a Chandler. 

It has been my great good fortune to locate one of these with 
absolute certainty, and the other beyond a reasonable doubt, although 
some further evidence is needed as to the last. 

Being recently in the North of England I made a careful examina- 
tion of the Consistory Court of Durham, the results of which are 
printed herewith, but they are most disappointing, as the Trumbull 
wills were few and these few yielded but little information. This 
task completed I had but one day to spare, having to keep an ap- 
pointment at the Probate Court at Lichfield, and I resolved to devote 
it to a Parish Register search of Newcastle. This important and 
populous city contains no less than four Parish Churches, and it was 
manifestly impossible to see them all in a day. Reasoning from 
analogy that if our man was a cooper he would probably have re- 
sided near the wharves and shipping, I selected the church nearest 
the river (All Saints) to begin with, and my delight may be im- 
agined when I found, in rapid succession, the marriage of John 
Trumble and Ellinor Chandler in 1635, the baptism of his daugh- 
ter Beriah in 1637, and his son John in 1639. The burial of Beriah, 
four months after her baptism, leaving the family as we first find it 
in America, makes the identification complete, and fixes the date of 
the emigration within a few months. 

The remainder of the day was spent in exhausting the Register, 
as far as time permitted, of all entries of the name, but in spite of the 
large number of these found, the result, as far as this particular 
family is concerned, is somewhat meagre. The records only com- 
mence in 1600, and the only baptism which could, chronologically, 

• Sarage, W., 336; Essex Ins. Hist. Coll., xxir., d5. 

t SaTAge, op. cit ; Wyman's Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, II., 954 ; Paige'a 
Hist. Camb., p. 672. 
t Middlesex Co. Deeds, I, 87, printed in RBOiarBB, Jan. 1884, yoI. zzxTiii., page 79, 
I See abstmct from Arch. SniL file 2, No. 124. 



150 Trumbull Oeneaiogy. [April, 

hare been that of our man, is John the son of James in I6I29 and I 
have serious doubts as to their identity for this reason — John Trum- 
ble of Rowley was evidently a man of more than ordinary educa- 
tion and intelligence, he wrote a clerkly hand (no common accom- 
plishment in those days) , was Town Clerk of Rowley until his death 
in 1656, and taught the first school there ;* but James, the father 
of the John baptized in 1612, is recorded as a ^^Kielman," that is, he 
occupied the humble position of a laborer on one of the keelboats or 
lighters used in loading vessels or conveying freight about the 
wharves, and it does not seem likely that a man in his position could 
have given his son the education which we know the emigrant to 
have possessed. 

The other three ancient parishes of Newcastle may, however, give 
us the parentage of John Trumble whidi All Saints denies us* 
They are St. Andrew's (Reg. 1597), St. John's (1587) and St, 
Nicholas (1558), the latter being the mother church. Gateshead 
in Durham, on the opposite bank of the Tyne and integrally a part 
of Newcastle, the Register of which dates from 1559, should also be 
examined. The parentage of Ellinor Chandler, which was not found 
at All Saints, should also be sought in all of these. 

It may be, however, that we must look further afield and across the 
Scottish border. It has always been believed that the Trumbulb 
of England were descended from the br(^en remnants of the once 
powerftd border clan of Tumbull, whose romantic oripn is so weU 
known,')' and which, harried in turn by Scotch and English forays, 

* Essex Ins. Hist €oIIs., ir., 56-6. 

t '* Between red ezlarbanks, that frightful scowl, 
Fringed with grey hazel, roars the mining Roall; 
Where Tamballs once, a race no power could awe, 
Lined the rough skirts of stormj Rubieslaw. 
Bold was the chief from whom their line they drew, 
Whose nervous arm the furious bition slew. 
The bison, fiercest race of Scotia's breed, 
Whose bonnding course outstripped the red deer's speed. 
By hunters chafed, encircled on the plain, 
He frowning shook his yellow Hon maine. 
Spumed with black hoof in bursting rage the ground, 
And fiercely toss*d his moony horns around. 
On Scotia's lord he rnsh'd with lightning speed, 
Bent his strong neck to toss the startled steed ; 
His arms robust the hardy hunter flung 
Around his bending horns, and upward wrung. 
With writhing force his neck retorted round. 
And roll'd the panting monster on the ground, 
Crush'd with enormous strength his bony skull ; 
And courtiers hailed the man who turned ike bull" 

Leydens' Scenes of Infancy, p. 102. 

The adventure took place in the forest of Callender, near Stirling, and its date Is ap- 
proximately fixed by a grant from King Robert Bruce in 1316 of lands in Fulhophalch {i^, 
Fhiliphaugh, a short distance west of the Rule), to WilHelmo dUto TuniebuU, for "a reddendo 
^f one broad arrow ai the featt of the Atntmption of the Virgin Mary,** (Reg. Mag. Sig., 
p. 6). He was slain at the battle of Halidon Hill in 1333 in a single combat with Sir Robert 
Bennale, a Norfolk knight. (Hutchinson's Northumb., ii., 70; Ridpath's Border Hist., 
21 8.) 

Walter TumbuU, probably son of the above, was early in the possession of Mynto, bo 
long held by the family, and which was confirmed to him, or a descendant of the same 
name, by King David III. in 1370. (Robertson's Index, p. 33, No. 48). Before the middle 



1895.] Trumiull Genealogy. 151 

was finally broken up and scattered. In 1545 the English burned 
no less than twelve castles and two towns of the clan in the Valley 
of the Rule,* and although the Barony of Mynto remained vested in a 
chief of the name until the middle of the 17th century, f the power 
of the clan was broken, and it was thenceforward but a shadow of 
its former self. 

The alien tax in the Lay Subsidies at the Public Record Office in 
Fetter Lane, the results of a brief examination of which are printed 
herewith, seems to clearly indicate the Scotch origin of the Trum- 
bolls, and so to point to the Clan Tumbull of Bedrule as the pro- 
genitors of the race. 

We will now turn to John Trumble the mariner. Being engaged 
one day in a search of the Baptismal Registers of St. Dunstan's, 
Stepney, London, my attention was attracted by the occurrence of 
a family of the name, and I believe that John the son of Robert 
Trumble, mariner, of Wapping, who was baptized 25 Sept. 1608, 
will prove to be the John Trumble of Charlestown, who in 1665 
was 48| and in 1686 was 80,§ according to his own depositions. 
These last dates are utterly irreconcilable, and we can only conjec- 
ture that the first of them should be 1655, or that his age should 
have been 58 instead of 48, to make them harmonize with each other. 
Admitting this error, they are, taken in connection with the mari- 
time profession of the father, most suggestively near to the date of 
baptism as given ; while the statement of Savage, that he was in 
his 80th year at his death in July 1687, exactly tallies with the 
baptism. II 

Robert, the father, unfortunately died intestate in 1614,ir but the 
will of the mother, Judith, may yet be found, or some further and 
more exact reference from some of the King, Hichman or Sandwell 
families.** The wills at Bury St. Edmunds should also be seen in 
this connection, while a further examination of the Stepney Regis- 
ters for Marriages and Burials might, and most probably would, 
demonstrate or disprove the theory I have promulgated. 

There was a family of Trumbulls of London, fishmongers and 
shipowners, if not mariners, in the 16th century, whose wills in the 

of the I5th centarj they had obtained the Barony of Bednile (Stoddard's Scottish Arms, 
ii., 49), having by this time become a powerfal border clan and rivalliog the Moss Troopers 
of Liddesdale in audacity and daring. In 1510 their excesses had become so great that the 
King of Scotland marched wirh an army to the wHtere of Rale and executed summary 
justice on the clan. (Jcfferey's Hist. Roxboroogh, 330.) This blow and a deadly vendetta 
with the Kers, aided the border warfare in weakening and finally breaking np the clan. 
The last who clamed the chieftain>ihlp, after the failure of the direct line of Mynto and Bed- 
rale, was a John Tumbull of Know, alioat 1672-78. (Stoddard, ii., 50.) 

* Jcfferey's Hist. Roxborough, 331. 

t Ibid—RetouT, ii., No. 243. 

X Wyman'B Oen. and Est. of Charlestown, if., 964. 

$ Paige's Hist. Camb., p. 672. 

I Savage, iv., 336. 

% See his admon. in Com. CL of Load. 1614. 

— See will of WiUiam Kinge, above died. 



152 TVunUmll Genealogy. [April, 

Pre. Court make a very good pedigree of four generations,* and 
whom I have suspected to be the prepositors of Robert of Stepney, 
but no confimatory evidence has yet been found, and I believe that 
their place of origin will be finally located in Suffolk or Essex, pro- 
bably derived, like the Newcastle family, from the Clan TurnbuU. 
In the meanwhile I submit the results of my stray gleanings during 
the last half dozen years in the English fields in die hope that other 
than the two grains of wheat which I have pointed out may be 
found among the chaff, and may prove of service to some co-worker 
in the cause. 

Aliens Taxed in Northumberland. 

1544 — Return of StraDgers inhabiting within the Towne of Newcastle upon 
Tine, co. Northumb., dated laste October xxxvj Henry 8th. 
Rulph the Earl of Westmoreland, Thomas Tempest knyght 
Thomas Hylton knyght, Robert lewyn mair of Towne of New- 
castle opon tyne, Robert Brandelyng, Henry Anderson & Jacobus 
lawson m'^chants of said towne, constitute Thomas mydelton gent., 
Hyghe Collector &c of Subsidies granted xxxv H. 8 on Aliens, 
{The report contains no TVumlniUs.) P.R.O. 158-70 

1545 — Ditto, dated vj Januarie xxxvj Hen. viij. The Mayor & 2 Alder- 
men say they can in nowise be informed of any such person or 
persons borne out of the kinges dominions. P.R.O. 158-70 

1548— Ditto, dated xxij Jan. 1 Edw. vi. (No TrumbuOs.) P.R.O. 158-73 
1550--Ditto, dated xxix Aprill, 3 Edw. vi. (No TrumbuUs.) P.R.O. 158-76 
1550— Ditto, dated xv ffeb. 4 Erlw. vi. (No TrumbuUs.) P.R.O. 158-77 
1551 — Ditto, dated xx march, 5 Edw. vi. 

Itm : Robert Trimbyll having goodes to the value of v' and not 
aboue viif. P.R.O. 158-78 

1559— Ditto, dated 10 Sept., 1 Elizabeth. 

Widowe Troomble a scot p"» by the pole iiij** P.R.O. 158-79 
1559 — Ditto, dated xxvij Nov., 2 Elizabeth. 

wedow trimble a scote paith by the powle iiij** P.R.O. 158-80 
1572— Ditto, dated xvij June, 14 Elizabeth. (No TrumbuUs.) 

P.R.O. 158-81 
1577— Ditto, dated x Oct., 19 Eliz. (No TrumbuUs.) P.R.O. 158-82 
15»1— Ditto, dated xxviij Maye, 23 Elizabeth. 

Robert Tromble a Scott paieth by the Poll iiij*. P.R.O. 158-83 
1597— Ditto, dat. 6 Oct., 39 Eliz. (No TrumbuUs.) P.R.O. 158-87 

1621— Ditto, dated 5 April, 19 James, 1621. 

Newcastle on Tyne — Alienizine Nate. 

Georgius Trumble taxatur ad nihil viij^. 
Alexander " " " " 

Johes " " " " 

Jacobus " " " " 

Dauid " " " " 

Isabella " " " " 

P.R.O. 158-89 
[To be continued.] 

• Willfi of Thomas Tnimball the elder IM7, Johane his wife 1570, Thomas Tnimball 
the voungcr 1669, Emanuel Tnimball 1603. Admons. of Edward Trambull 1610, and 
Maria Trumbnll 1619. See also Marriage Licenses 1579, 1587 and 1614. 



1895.] Some Dorchester Matters. 153 



SOME DORCHESTER MATTERS. 

Contributed by Robert Thaxtbr Swan, Esq., Commissioner of Public Records for 

Massachusetta. 

A VOLUME recently shown me as a curiosity was found to contain 
much matter which seemed worthy of extraction and arrangement 
for perpetuation. 

The book was, apparently, first the property of Zerijah Wales of 

Dorchester, Mass., son of Samuel Wales and . He was 

bom in Dorchester, Feb. 26, 1678, and married Sarah Payson 
(called Parson in the printed records of Dorchester) , daughter of 
Ephraim Payson of Dorchester. It was used as an account book 
by him from about 1718 to 1738, and after his death, Feb. 20, 
1745, by his son Joseph Wales, bom Aug. 29, 1717, from 1752 to 
1759. Joseph died April 28, 1762, no marriage being recorded. 

The book was then reversed for use and an entry appears, '*This 
book belongs to me, Theodore Beezer [?] Theodore." From Feb. 
9, 1767 to Aug. 22, 1774, it contains the record of "a Court Held 
before Wm. Holden Esq' One of his Majesty s Justices of ye peace 
for The County of Suffolk," evidently written by the said Theodore, 
who wrote everything plainly but his own name. William Holden 
died March 30, 1776, and his son Dr. Phinehas Holden of Dor- 
chester, bom Jan. 31, 1743, used it from 1798 to about 1811 for 
charging his professional visits, and there are a few items bearing 
dates from 1793. It also contains entries of matters many of which 
would naturally come within his knowledge. From the latter part 
of 1806 the charges and entries are in another hand, and an exami- 
nation of signatures on papers hereinafter referred to, which are 
on file in the registry of probate at Dedham, confirm the belief that 
they were probably made by Stephen Holden who was a witness to 
''Ant Wales" will, and appears in the printed record as the father 
of Stephen, bom May 6, 1803. Some of the entries will be better 
understood if it is stated that Dr. Holden married Thankful Baker, 
daughter of John Baker, Jr., and Sarah Wiswell, whose sister 
Elizabeth married Nathaniel Wales. 

Among the charges made by Dr. Holden are found many for 
" laying his wife " or " putting his wife to bed," with an occasional 
addition of ''boy^ or ''girl." A comparison of the births thus re- 
corded with the printed records of Dorchester shows some confirma- 
tions of the print, supplies the month or day of the month in many 
instances, and in many contradicts the print in some particulars. 
The Dorchester dates in many cases are undoubtedly baptisms and not 
births. The reliability of a record made by an attending physician 

VOL. XLIX. 14 



154 Some Dorchester Matters. [April, 

would seem to be as worthy of credence as the record made by the 
clerk at a time when returns to the clerks were carelessly made, if 
made at all, and where the lack of chronological order shows want 
of system, and where births and baptisms are confused. For this 
reason I have thought it well to perpetuate it. 

In the following entries those in italics agree with the record as 
printed in the twenty-first report of the Boston Record Commis- 
sioners ; those not agreeing are followed in parentheses by the entry 
as printed ; while those in Roman arc not found at all in the printed 
record. 

Marriages Solemnized rt William Holden Esquire. 

December 27, 1768 Married Jacob Humfrey of Dorchester to Releaf 
Blake of s^ Dorchester: They being Legally published by the Town Cleric 
of 8^ as appeared by his certificate: attest Wm Holden Jus Peace. 

Dorchester August 21 : 1771 : Suffolk ss. On the aforesaid day Ebenezer 
Sever Jun*^ and Tabitha Davenport, Boath of Roxbery were Joined in 
Wedlock, bj me the Subscriber. W™ Holden Jus Peace 

Marriages reoobded in the record of Dr. Phinehas Holden. 

1793 Ebenezer Lealand married at Roxbury September 1 to the ami- 
able Miss Sukey Wilson 

1796 Palty Holden* married May 1 (to Mr. Samuel Glover Jvnr. 
June 1st.) 

Lydia Clap married June 20 (to James Pierce of Roxbury.) 
Hopestill Hall married May 8 

1797 Samuell topleff Married February 6 

1798 Joshua grant of Watertown married January 31 

In the year 1799 Maragcs 

Zhuh (Zerubbabel) Hersey Maried March 12 to Betsey glover 

Sam Payson Married April 11 the psalm sung 128 

Samuell Payson Married April 11 to his wife Sister (Junior to Mns 
Ljdia Trescott both of Dorchester.) 

Ester Mosley Married April i^ (to James Christie of Norfolk in Virginia.) 

Lois Holden Married May 5 (to Benjamin White of Boston.) 

William Pope & Sarah Pierce married June 16 

Sarah Clap Married to Thomas Lyon Sept. 22 (Sarah Junr.) 

Jonathan Hall Married to Ruth Williams Nov. 13 

Ward Married to Joanna Bird Novemh 20 (Samuel of Roxbury.) 

Stephen Holden Married to Susanna tolman Dec. 26. (Susanna Lewis 
Tolman..) 

1800 Mary Thair & Thomas Whelar married April 1 

Jo Arnold Married to Mizabeth Holden Oct 5 (Joseph to Betsey Holden, 
CK^t. 6.) 

thomcu Munrow Married Mary Vose Oct 5 (Thomas Junior to Polly 
Vose Oct. 12.) 

Samuel Clap Married to Ann Capen of Stoten Nov 27 

Nathaniel Clap Married Oct 7 Mary Williams (Polly Williams Oct. 8th.) 

Edward Leeds Married to ■ '■ Downs Dec 27 

* Dr. Holden's daughter. 



1895.] Some Dorchester Matters, 155 

1801 Oliver Glover Married to Lydia Lais Sept 

Joseph Luis Married to Abigail Glover Sept 

David Clap Married Zaba Capen July 1801 

Ehenezer Davenport Married Nov 1 (to Sarah Catting Oct 25th.) 

Mr Leach ^ Fanny Vose Married Dec 8 (Lewis Leach, Dec 7th.) 

1801 At Milton Major Joseph Babcock to Mrs Grace Draper of Box- 
bury. 

1802 Ferenion Sf Mary Bulman Married Feb 4 (John Far ring- 
ton.) 

Scherod Munrow to Weeh Married April 7 (Benjamin S Munro 

to Catherine Webb.) 

1802 Samuel Howe Sf EHzcd)elh Davenport Married October 24 (Sam- 
uel Junior.) 

1803 Edward Pierce fy Clap Married Feb 3 (Capt. Edward 

to Elizabeth January 27.) 

Doct Abraham Moore of Bolton Married Betsey Wales of Boston 1803 

ware Married January 24* 

1803 Married Benjamin Green March 8 Day He & his Lady Rode to 
church in a Coch thair was mats Laid from the coach into the Church then 
flanel for them to walk on 

1803 Mr baldwin Married Timothy Crosby to Miss Ruth Pope June 
16 Daughter to Doct John Pope 

1803 John Clap Married to Precilla Holden November 17 
Daniel Pierce Married to Lydia Davenport May 10 

1804 John Baker the first Married Mrs Colson Judy 8 (Mrs Christian 
Col son late of Boston.) 

1804 Israel Badlam Daughter Married April 26, (Mr Edward Sharp 
of Boston to Miss Polly Badlam.) 

September 6 Mr, Josiah Cushing of Boston S^ Lucy Holden 

Mr Jacob Rogers & Julia Shelleback married Sept 29 

Jonathan Pierce and Eunice Tolman married Dec 6 (Jonathan Junior.) 

1805 Ben Lyon Married to Eliza bahcock January 13 (Benjamin Junr 
to Eliza Babcock of Milton.) 

Betsey Spear married to her second husband January 30 
Sam Stone Married Hannah Davenport February 17 
Aaron Spear married to Hannah Rich April 18 
Sewall White Married to Betsey Holden May 12 1805 

1805 or 181 Ot John White Married October 6 

1806 old thomas Munrows Daughter Lidia Married April 10 (Mr. 
William Johns to Miss Lydia Munrow.) 

Phineas Withington Sf Polly Mosley Married October 12 
James Everett S^ hannah Vincen Married October 13 

1807 Cap Samuel Lyon Married Hannah MaUish March 15 in the 
Morning (Mr Samuel B. Lyon.) 

Mr George Burrough & Charlotte Schellebeck Married April 8 

1807 In Northampton Isaac C. Bates Esq to Miss Martha Henshaw & 

Ehenezer Hunt Junr Esq to Miss Sarah Swift Henshaw Daughters of the 

Hon Samuel Henshaw t 
Abner Gardner Sf Mary Noyles Married Nov 1808 (Mary Niles Oct 18, 

1807.) 

• Not recorded in Bolton. 

t Date ancertain. 

X Recorded in Northampton. 



156 Some Dorchester Matters. [April, 

At Providence R. I. April 10 Capt Grace of New Orleans To Bin. 
Lucy Parks wife of Benjamin Parks printer. 

Sewall White Married to Ruth Wetherbee April 17 

1809 Samuel Bridge Married to Sarah Payson Dec, 21 (Sarah Leeds 
Payson.) 

1810 Dr Henry Gardner Married March 29 to Clarissa Uolbrook of 
Milton. 

thair marriages 

1810 Henery Robinson & Susannah Gold Dec 4 
Isaac Howe to Abigail Kelton Dec 9 

Samuel Clap to Hannah Pierce Dec 12 

1812 Samuel Payson Marry ed to Lucy Holden. 

1812 Samuel Payson Marryed to Lucy Holden January 2S 

Births recorded bt Dr. Phinehas Holden as memoranda. 

1801 Joseph Bradfords child Born Feb 1 

1801 Joseph Bradfords Boy Born 

1801 Boy Born about the first of Feb 

Luse Fields Birthday June 29 1801 aged 11 

Asel Allen Dec 13 was 25 years old 

Hannah Edda was 19 years old March 12 1802 

1806 March 26 George Burrows 24 years old & Meriah Burrows was 
in March 28 1806 

Abraham Grant 21 years old January 22 1810 

Henery Robensons wife April 23 Boy born Name James abraham golds 
Daughter 1811 (James Henry son of Henry.) 

*Our Ministers Children Born Thad Masson harris children 

the first A Boy Bom November 12 1795 thad William (Thaddeus 
William.) 

the second A girl Born January 80 1797 Dorathay 

the third A Boy Bom July 13, 1798 Clarendon (Elijah Dix.) 

the forth A Boy Born September 9 Name Winthrop 

1804 the fifth a Boy Born August 16 John Dunkins (John Alexander 
August 17, 1804.) 

1806 the Sixth Child Born March 19 Boy 

1806 the Boys Name James Bruce (James Winthrop born March 21st 
1806.) 

1811 the 7 Child Born May — Sarah Dunkins (Sarah Duncan, June 
2d 1811 born April 15, 1811.) 

1813 Mr Harris Daughter Born July — Crisoned 
August 1 Name 1 (Rebekah August 1st 1813.) 

Deaths recorded bt Dr. Phinehas Holden as memoranda. 

1798 My Father Baker died November 11 aged 83 years & 4 months 
& 14 days (John Baker died November — 1798 in his 84th year.) 

1799 Salome Pope died March She ma ♦♦♦d first Joseph Biford then a 
Man by the Name of Jeffers Jeffers died November — 1806 

1799 Ebenezer Mosleys wife died June 26 (Abigail.) 

• These entries are so indefinite, and dififer so materially flrom the printed record, that 
they nru reproduced as nearly as possible, 
t Written and intentionally blotted out. 



1895.] 8<yme Dorchester Matters. 157 

1800 Abigail Phillips died February 4, 1800 and barried Febroary 6 
She Died at William Manrows Jonr & Buryed from thair (Mrs Phillipa a 
resident in this town.) 

1800 Nov. S Ezekiel Biids wife (Hannah.) 

1801 We heard of Jostinians death Oct 27 Justinian died the 15 (1801 
Justinian Holden Died at Norfolk in Virginia.) 

1801 Doct Rans Sou killed in a Duel June 14 on Dorchester Neck and 
he heard of another Sons Death in half anour after in the Westinges 

1802 Josiah Bakers wife died March 

1802 Ichabod Wiswall died May 15 (May 17.) 

At Bolton Doct Abraham Moore Died March 7 Aged 55 years he died 
in the year 1804 

1804 Elizabeth Eelton Ebenezer Eeltons widow died Sept 15 (Sept 23.) 

1805 Mrs Cram lives at South Boston Sept 5 She died 

1806 Solomon Hall died August 4 & Buryed 5 aged 39 

1807 Elijah Janes died Feb 19 buried 21 aged 59 

1808 to one visit to Mr John Green January 6 

John Green is Dead 
April 24 1810 John Read the 3 poisoned himself! Buryed 25 
1813 Joshua Glover died in the army* 

BiBTHS RECORDED BT Dr. PhINEHAS HoLDEN IN HIS FAMILT CHARQB8 

UNDER THE PHRASE ^ FOR LATINO HI8 WIFE " OR 

u puTTINO HIS WIFE TO BED." 

The names are of^the fathers of thb families. 

1798 John Green Nov 2 

1798 Samuel Barrett Nov 27 (Ebenezer.) 

1798 Thomas Leeds Dec. 21 

1800 '< «' Dec 7 or 8 I don't know which 

1802 " " Aug 16 

1799 Mr Merean,t January 11 
1799 Phineas Spear Sept 15 
1799 Benjamin Thair Oct 5 
1802 *' " Aug 3 

1804 " " Nov 4 boy 
1807 " •* February girl 

1799 Jonathan Bird Junr Nov 18 (Joel Nov — 1799.) 

1800 Samuel Baker Junr Aug 11 (Joah was bom 1800.) 

1800 John Moise Oct 13 (Mary Moise 1800.) 

1802 " " Aug 27 

1803 '< " Sept 18 (Ebenezer Robinson, Sept — 1803.) 

1805 " *« Aug. 24 (August — 1805.) 

1800 Benjamin Burrell Dec 2 

1801 WUliam Pope April IS boy (Charles.) 
1805 " " Jii^5(Rachael.) 

1801 Benjamin White Decl9 
1805 " " Jan 19 

1802 Mr. NeweU Feb 26 

• In April 1813 there is a charge to his widow. 

t The name if doabcfal, as is another in the margfai which looks tOte Mereooe. It mqr 
hare been Marion, as that name oooars ia the records.. 

VOL. XLIX. 14* 



168 Some Dorchester Matters. [April, 

1802 Edward Glover Junr* (Charles was bom 1802.) 

1802 Mr Staard May 1 (James the son of Jooathan & Abigail Steward 

bom January. ) 

1805 <' '' Jan 14 (Mary Ann Sewardf bora Jan v. 1805.) 
1802 Thomas Manro, tailor Dec 8 (William Vose of Thomas Janr 

was born 1802.) 

1802 Thomas Mosley Dec 4 (Elisha.) 

1802 Mr Grooden torn Withingtons son-in-law Dec 14. 

1802 CaWin Bird Dec. 27 (Emila Johnson, January — 1808.) 
1805 «* '< July 22 (Roanua born 1805.) 

1803 Mr Fisher Jan 26 (Charles Grandison of Lewis and Mary Feb 
— 1803.) 

1804 " " Sept 8 (Mary, Oct. — 1804.) 

1808 *• " Dec 10 
1803 James Leeds Jan 29 

1803 Barney Hollis Feb. 14 (Elizabeth Jenkins, baptised 1804, born 

.) 

1804 " " July 22 (Harriet baptized 1804; bom 

Augt. — 1804.) 

1805 Barney Hollis Aug 17 (John Watoon Aug 1805.) 

1806 " " Aug 16 

1807 '* ^' child Chrisoned Joseph Finne November 1 (Joseph 
Faney born Nov. — 1807.) 

1803 Joseph Arnold Aug 27 (Mary Augt —1803.) 
1805 ^ " June 21 girl waid 10 pounds (James, bora June — > 

1805.) 

1807 « " June 11 

1809 " " March 26 Boy (Joseph July 9, 1809.) 
1803 Elisha Turaer Sept. 2 girl (Lucy Aug. — 1803.) 

1805 " " November girl (Ann November — 1805.) 

1803 Aaron Spear September 9 (Sarah Sept the — 1803.) 

1803 Mr. More Nov 10 

1803 Lemuel Spear Nov 19 girl (Rebecca Mann, February the — > 
1804.) 

1805 " « June 19 girl (Mary August — 1805.) 

1804 Samuel White March (John Bulmar, March —1804.) 

1805 " " June 2 Boy (Samuel June — 1805.) 

1806 « " July 17 girl (Lydia Elizabeth, Augt. — 1806.) 
1804 Benjamin Bird April 6 (Benjamin April — 1804.) 

1804 Alexander Glover September 28 (John.) 

1805 William Vose January 18 boy (Oliver 1805.) 

1807 " " March 16 girl (Pemelia, son (nc) of, April — ) 
1805 Abraham Gold March 10 (Elizabeth Foster, March — 1805.) 
1805 Jotham Stone March 24 Boy 

1805 Oliver Glover July 6 (Thomas Oliver^ 

1805 Edmund Smith July 16 girl (Esther CSiristie of Edmund M. July 
— 1805.) 

1807 <' " Feb. 15 boy (Edmund of Edmund M. April — 

1807.) 

1809 « « Sept 9 (Joseph of Edmund M. Oct 1, 1809.) 

1805 Ebenezer Clap July 23, girl (Lucy July — 1805.) 

• Date BOt giTen, but after May 2. 

t The only Seward in the prtntiNl reoordi. 



1895.] Some DarcheHer MatietM. 159 

1805* John Malesh Aug 24 (Lacretia, Oct 19, 1804.) 

1805 Suewl White Sept 18 

1806 Samael Sims Oct 28 

1807 Ephraim Herenton July 5 
1807 Joseph Marshall Nov. 28 

1810 Joseph Howe April 4 Girl (Esther Baxter Son (nb) Sept 2, 
1810.) 

Miscellaneous entries made bt Doct Phinehas Holden or others. 

1799 January 8 My Fathersf Things Wear Sold at Pablic Vandoe 
January 8 Pason Button Yandue Master. 

1799 Mr Ganings (?) child Christened March 7 the Childs Name Was 
Margrett ganing (?) 

1799 A fier in Boston opeset the White Horse May 11 

1799 the Society of Ministers Preached hear October the first Day 

1800 Our Cheritrees wear Blone out April 20 and it snowed April the 
28 

1800 the Brigade turned out at Dorchester Sept 25 

1801 the Brigade turned out Sept 17 at Brantry 
1801 Great Grate training at Brantry Sept 17 

Mr Everett went and took down the mill house Aug 12 1801 

1801 the first snow Dec 28 

1802 Ant Wales things Aprised January 21 the Aprisers Payson Eton 
& Elisha turner & Benjamin Jacobs 

1802 Sarah Hall & Thankful Holden & Ann Wlthington divided Ants 
Wales things June 23 and the Doct took the will & Enventory & put them 
in his deskt 

1802 paid for the plate of Ants Coffin June 30 paid 3 dolars 3 quarters 

1802 Sept 18 Ebenezer Withingtons Shop Burnt the first time they 
tryed the new Engine 

1802 the Brigade turned out at Jamaica Plane Sept 

1802 of 20 Spinning Blankets 4 Scanes to the pound it takes 12 notts 
to warp one yard Five quarters wide so Tom Jones Tolman Saith Ebeneser 
Tolman Wove the Blankets the Warp 63 Scanes & Fillen 72 & half 

1802 Thankful Keltons granddaughters name at Philadelphia Eunice 
Truston 

1804 The Doctor went to Dedham to prove dd Mary Birds will Feb- 
ruary 3§ 

Unite Blackman buryed December 28 1805 under Arms 

the text the Sabbath after Moses Evrit ordained Romans 15 chap & 80 
& 31 Yerces 

Capt Lorin left Dorchester October 14 1802 



A charge to William Pope in 1805 reads ^^ to one visit to A. Coster got 
hurt " which is probably intended for a visit to a sailor on a ** coaster ** 
bringing lumber to William Pope's lumber yard. 

In a few instances the amount charged by Dr. Holden is given and aver- 
ages about fifty cents a visit. 

• Possibly 18M. 

t « Father Baker." 

t The it i Tentory and will are on fite at Dedbam. 

f ThewiUifonme. 



160 



Sritith Officers serving in America. 



[April, 



BRITISH OFFICERS SERVING IN AMERICA, 1754-1774. 

Contriboted by Wobthinoton Chavncbt Ford, Bsq., of Washington, D. C. 



[Continoed from page 58.] 



Name. 



Rank. 



Regiment. Date of Commission. 



Reid, Mathew 


Ensign 


40 


28 February, 1761. 


Reid, Mathew 


Ensign 


42 


1 August, 1759. 


Reilly, Luke 


Ensign 


44 


10 December, 1761. 


RejDolds, Lawrence 


Captain 


9 


12 January, 1758. 


RhaD, 


Lieat 


60 


10 January, 1755. 


Rhan, John Rodolph 


Lieut. 


60 


8 March, 1757. 


Rhor, Charles 


Ensign 


60 


24 July, 1757. 


Ricard, Francis 


Lieut. 


29 


21 March, 1765. 


Ricard, Thomas 


Ensign 


60 


16 June, 1760. 


Richards, Ch. Lloyd 


Captain 


95 


22 February, 1760. 


Richardson, Duncan 


Ensign 


44 


25 July, 1758. 




Lieut. 


42 




Richardson, William 


Ensign 


26 


29 November, 1760. 




Lieut. 


26 


31 October, 1770. 


Richardson, William 


Ensign 


18 


11 September, 1766. 




Lieut. 


18 


16 February, 1770. 


Richmond, £zra 


Captain 


N.Y. 


4 October, 1755. 


Rickman, William 


Captain 


95 


23 February, 1760. 


Ridge, William 


Ensign 


62 


3 January, 1756. 




Lieut. 


60 


10 December, 1756. 




Captain 


60 


18 September, 1760. 


Riesberg, Ulrick W. 


Ensign 


60 


27 July, 1758. 


Rigge, George 


Lieut. 


42 


2 April, 1764, 


Rigg, Patrick 


Captain 


26 


29 November, 1760. 


Rigg, Thomas 


Captain 


26 


7 February, 1759. 


Ritchie, John 


1"^ Lieut. 


21 


10 April, 1765. 


Riyez, Charles 


Ensign 


60 


25 July, 1758. 




Lieut. 


60 


4 October, 1760. 


Roberts, Benjamin 


Ensign 


46 


23 July, 1758. 




Lieut 


46 


12 September, 1762. 


Roberts, Cha : West 


Lt Col. 


65 


16 May, 1766. 


Roberts, John 


Adj*. 


29 


13 February, 1762. 


Roberts, John 


Lieut. 


65 


24 August, 1764. 




Capt Lt 


65 


3 May, 1766. 




Adj*. 


65 


18 April, 1766. 


Roberts, Robert 


Surgeon 


15 


20 November, 1758. 


Roberts, William 


Capt. Lt 


65 


16 May, 1766. 


Robertson, Archibald 


Lieut 


77 


8 January, 1757. 


Robertson, Charles 


Lieut. 


77 


15 September, 1758. 


Robertson, Daniel 


Ensign 


42 


26 July, 1759. 




Lieut. 


42 


29 April, 1762. 


Robertson, James 


Captain 


1 


4 September, 1754. 


Robertson, James 


Captain 


77 


19 July, 1757. 



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Sritish Ojffictra atrmng in America. 





Major 


62 


26 December, 1755. 




Lieau Col. 


15 


25 February. 1760. 




Lieal. Col. 


16 


17 August. 1768. 


Robemoii, James 


Ensign 


42 


28 February. 1761. 




Ensign 


43 


16 October, 1761. 


Roberlson, JohQ 


Surgeon 


29 


10 December. 1755. 


Robertson, JohQ 


Lieat. 


42 


21 July, 1758. 


Roberwon, Robert 


1- LienL 


40 


22 November, 1755. 




Lieut. 


42 


26 July, 1758. 




Ensign 


78 


17 (X-iul.er, 1759. 




Lieut. 


78 


5 Ociolier, 1760. 


RobinsoD, Aodrew 


Colonel 


45 






Maj. Gen. 




25 Jane, 1759. 


Robinson, Arthor 


2« LieuL 


21 


15 January, 1762. 


Robinson, Henry 


Ensign 


17 


2 February, 1757. 


Robinson, ThomM 


Lient. 


29 




Robinson. William 


Ensign 


34 


29 March. 1762. 


Rob«o.., Ralph 


1- Lieat 


94 


7 March, 1760. 


Rochat, Jiio. Peter 


Cf. M'. 


60 


1 May, 1760. 


Roche, Bo;le 


Lieut. 


27 


10 December. 1755. 




Capt. Lt. 


27 


25 August. 1762. 


Roe, Godfrey 


Ensigu 


48 


6 June. 1757. 


Roe, Henry 


Ensign 


48 


19 August, 1759. 


Rogers, George 


Ensign 


46 


21 September, 1756. 




Lieut. 


46 


22 JtttT, 1758. 


Rogers, John 


Chaplain 


29 


1 February, 1762. 


Rogers. Jonathan 


Surgeon 


17 


22 January, 1755. 


Rogers, Jonathan 


Lieut. 


17 


21 September, 1756. 




Capt. Lt. 


17 


29 April, 1762. 


Rogers, Robert 


Captain 


So.C«. 


25 October, 1760. 


Rollaz. 


Captain 


62 


12 January, 1756. 


Rollo, Andrew, Lord 


LtCol. 


22 


25 October, 1756. 


Rollo, Hon. John 


Lieut. 


22 


9 April. 1756. 




Cf. M'. 


22 


26 October, 1756. 




CapUio 


77 


17 September, 1760. 


Romer, John William 


Ensign 


31 


12 July, 1770. 


Roscoe, John 


Ensign 


80 


21 July, 1762. 


RoBcrow. John 


Lieut. 


26 


24 August, 1758. 


Rose, Alexander 


Lieut. 


52 


7 May, 1757. 




Capt. Lt. 


52 


25 February. 1767 


Rose, Arthur 


Lieut. 


78 


17 July, 1757. 


Rose, Hugh 


Ensign 


55 


26 December, 175A. 




LieuU 


55 


26 July, 1758. 


Rose. Hugh 


LieuU 


N.T. 


15 January. 1760. 




Adj'. 


N.T. 


15 January, 1760. 


Roseboom. John Mind 


Lieut. 


N.r. 


30 November, 1745. 


Rosenli»gen, Philip 


Chaplain 


8 


18 November, 1767. 


Ross. Alexander 


Lieut. 


45 


4 July, 1764. 


Ross, Alexander 


Lient. 


14 




Rosa, Andrew 


Ensign 


60 




Ross, Andrew 


Ensign 


31 


23 September, 1772. 


Rou, Johu 


2* Lieut. 


40 


29 June, 1755. 




Lient. 


40 


13 September, 1760. 



162 



British Officers serving in America. 



[April, 



Ross, John 

Ross, John 

Ross, Robert 

Ross, Robert 

Ross, Thomas 

Ross, Walter 

Roth, Thomas [also Wroth] 

Rous, Thomas 

Rowan, John 
Royce, Vere 
Rudyerd, Richard 
Rumsey, James 
Russell, Christopher 
Russell, Lockhart 

Russell, Peter 

Rutherford, John 
Rutherford, John 
Rutherford, Robert 
Rutherford, Samuel 

Rutherford, Samuel 

Rutherford, Walter 
Ruvynes, Fra. Grab, de 
Ruxton, Charles 
RuxtoD, Charles 
Rycaut, Paul 

Ryder, William 



Ryves, Thomas 

St. Clair, Alexander 
St. Clair, Arthur 

St Clair, David 

St. Clair, Jamee 



St. Clair, James 
St. Clair, James 
St Clair, Sir John, Bt 



Captain 


95 


25 February, 1760. 


Captain 


31 


8 November, 1768. 


Lieut 


34 


31 July, 1762. 


Lieut 


15 


28 September, 1757. 


Major 


48 


20 March, 1758. 


Captain 


78 


23 July, 1757. 


Captain 


40 


18 March, 1758. 


Ensign 


1 


2 February, 1757. 


Lieut. 


1 


27 June, 1762. 


Ensign 


45 


26 March, 1758. 


Lieut 


45 


14 May, 1761. 


Lieut 


N.Y. 


20 November, 1757. 


Lieut 


48 


2 July, 1755. 


Ensign 


60 


27 July, 176S. 


Ensign 


42 


17 March, 1764. 


Captain 


17 


1 June, 1750. 


Ensign 


45 


15 August 1759. 


Lieut 


45 


27 September, 1762. 


1"^ Lieut 


94 


9 January, 1760. 


Adj't 


94 


12 January, 1760. 


Captain 


N.Y. 


31 December, 1741. 


Major 


62 


6 January, 1756. 


Captain 


58 


29 December, 1755. 


Lieut. 


15 


4 September, 1754. 


Captain 


15 


26 September, 1760. 


Ensign 


15 


2 May, 1762. 


Ensign 


60 


2 March, 1770. 


Captain 


62 


30 December, 1755. 


Captain 


60 


25 December, 1759. 


Lieut 


28 


16 February, 1756. 


Captain 


35 


5 June, 1762. 


Capt. Lt 


17 


2 February, 1757. 


Captain 


17 


10 July, 1758. 


Ensign 


62 


15 January, 1756. 


Lieut 


60 


14 May, 1757. 


Lieut. 


9 


24 October, 1760. 


Ensign 


60 


21 December, 1770. 


Captain 


42 


17 July, 1758. 


Ensign 


60 


13 May, 1757. 


Lieut. 


60 


17 April, 1759. 


Ensign 


29 


13 February, 1765. 


Lieut 


29 


12 July, 1770. 


Colonel 


1 


27 June, 1737. 


Lt Gen'l 




4 June, 1745. 


General 




10 March, 1761. 


Lieut. 


22 


8 March. 1757. 


Captain 


45 


10 March, 1761. 


Dep't Q^ M* 


. 




Gen. 


Br. 


1755 


Lt Col. 


62 


6 January, 1756. 


Colonel 




19 February, 1762. 


Lt Col. 


28 


2 March, 1766. 



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163 



St. Clair, John Charles 


Ensign 


42 


30 July, 1758. 


St Clair, Patrick 


Lieut 


15 


24 October, 1761. 


St George, Capel 


Lieut 


17 


22 November, 1756, 




Captain 


17 


18 September, 1760. 




Q'. M'. 


17 


2 April, 1759. 


St John, Ellis 


Ensign 


9 


8 May, 1765. 


St Leger, Barry 


Captain 


48 


24 March. 1758. 


St Loe, George 


Captain 


40 


24 November, 1749. 




Major 


40 


24 March, 1761. 


Sampson, Henry 


Lieut 


31 


25 September, 1757. 




Q^ M'. 


31 


13 December, 1763. 




Captain 


31 


25 December, 1770. 


Sandford, Edward 


Colonel 


10 


14 January, 1763. 




Maj. Gen. 




22 February, 1761. 


Sandford, William 


Ensign 


31 


15 September, 1763. 




Lieut 


31 


8 May, 1767. 


Sandys, William 


Lieut. 


59 


7 December, 1764. 


Sarly, Robert 


Ensign 


47 


2 April, 1759. 




Lieut 


47 


6 December, 1760. 


Saunders, Thomas 


Ensign 


27 


27 April, 1756. 




Lieut 


27 


11 July, 1759. 


Saanders, 


Ensign 


35 




Savage, James 


Ensign 


34 


24 July, 1764. 


Savage, John 


Ensign 


17 


2 February, 1757. 


Savage, Marm. Coghill 


Lieut 


52 


19 February, 1766. 


Sawer, Thomas 


Captain 


95 


6 March, 1760. 


Saxton, John 


Captain 


94 


3 March, 1760. 




Captain 


17 


16 May, 1762. 




Captain 


17 


25 December, 1765. 


Schlaetler, Michael 


Chaplain 


60 


25 March, 1757. 


Schlagel, George Edward 


2^ Lieut 


21 


22 February, 1768. 


Schlosser, Francis 


Ensign 


60 


29 August, 1759. 


Schlosser, John Charles 


Ensign 


60 


31 October, 1770. 


Schlosser, John Joseph 


Lieut. 


62 


27 Deceml)er, 1755. 




Capt Lt 


60 


12 May, 1756. 




Captain 


60 


20 January, 1 758. 


Schneider, George 


Ensign 


60 


20 April, 1762. 


Schornberg, Henry 


l'» Lieut 


40 


3 July, 1755. 


Schrader, 


Captain 


62 


14 January, 1756. 


Schuyler, Courtlandt 


Captain 


60 


8 November, 1765. 


Schuyler, Ranslaer 


Ensign 


60 


8 March, 1757. 




Lieut 


60 


1 June, 1759. 


Scott, George 


Captain 


40 


28 June, 1751. 


Scott, Hugh 


Ensign 


35 


5 October, 1760. 




Ensign 


28 


21 October, 1761. 




Lieut 


28 


23 October, 1762. 


Scott, John 


Colonel 


26 


14 January, 1763. 


Scott, John 


Ensign 


1 


29 April, 1762. 


Scott, Robert 


2^ Lieut 


94 


26 February, 1760. 


Scott Robert 


Surgeon 


29 


22 December, 1769. 


Scott, Thomas 


Ensign 


42 


16 September, 1760. 


Scott, William 


Adj». 


48 


15 June, 1760. 




Ensign 


48 


28 August, 1761. 



164 



British Officers serving in America, 



[April, 



Scaly, John 
Sears, Samuel 

Sebright, Sir John, Bt 



Sedgwick, Hunter 
Seton, Sir Henry, Bt. 

Seymour, Rob. Martin 
Seymour, Wm. Edward 

Shaak, Roger 
Sharpe, Richard 

Sharpe, William, Sen. 

Sharpe, William, Jr. 

Shaw, Alexander 



Shaw, Alexander 

Shaw, Daniel 
Shaw, John 

Shaw, Lauchlan 
Shaw, Robert 
Shaw, Robert 

Shawe, Merrick [Meyrick] 

Shawe, William 
Shawe, William 

Shaw, 

Shee, John 
Sheppard, John 

Sheridan, Hen : Fortick 
Sherlock, William 

Sherriff, Charles 

Sherriff, William 



Shillitoe, George 
Shipton« William 
Shirley, William 
Shorne, Olivir [Shrone"] 

Showrd, Daniel 



Lieut 


60 


28 January, 1756. 


Lieut. 


62 


23 August, 1758. 


Ensign 


60 


4 October, 1 760. 


Colonel 


18 


1 April, 1762. 


Maj. Gen. 




13 March, 1761. 


Lt. Gen. 




30 April, 1770. 


Lieut. 


34 


1 October, 1757. 


Captain 


78 


17 July, 1757. 


Captain 


17 


22 April, 1759. 


P^nsign 


40 


10 April, 1764. 


Lieut. 


47 


29 June, 1755. 


Adj* 


47 


2 July, 1757. 


Captain 


22 


21 September, 1756. 


2^ Lieut. 


40 


26 February, 1756. 


Lieut 


40 


2 April, 1762. 


Adj* 


9 


20 November, 1756. 


Lieut 


9 


24 February, 1762, 


Ensign 


9 


8 September, 1762. 


Lieut 


9 


23 March, 1764. 


Ensign 


62 


5 January, 1756. 


Lieut 


60 


12 December, 1756. 


^'^J; 


60 


6 October, 1761. 


Ensign 


60 


17 December, 1756. 


Lieut 


60 


2 June, 1759. 


Captain 


42 


16 August 1762. 


Ensign 


17 


25 May, 1 759. 


Lieut. 


17 


21 August 1761. 


Lieut 


So. Ca. 


25 November, 1754. 


Lieut 


43 


21 September, 1756. 


Ensign 


64 


1 January, 1766. 


Lieut 


64 


2 February, 1770. 


Ensign 


10 


11 September, 1765. 


Lieut. 


10 


26 December, 1770. 


Ensign 


43 


3 October, 1761. 


Lieut 


40 


17 October, 1762. 


Ensign 


18 


15 August, 1766. 


Captain 


18 


1 January, 1766. 


Ensign 


28 


22 November, 1756. 


Lieut. 


28 


11 June, 1762. 


Lieut. 


31 


25 May, 1772. 


Ensign 


J 


16 July, 1758. 


Lieut 


1 


20 September, 1760. 


Ensign 


45 


2 July, 1755. 


Lieut 


45 


15 April, 1759. 


Lieut 


47 


25 June, 1755. 


Adj't 


47 


25 September, 1759. 


Capt Lt. 


47 


15 February, 1761. 


Ensign 


28 


22 October, 1762. 


1" Lieut 


Rangers 


25 September, 1761. 


Sec. to Com 


i. Br. 


1755, 


Ensign 


27 


27 April, 1756. 


Lieut 


27 


23 October, 1761. 


Ensign 


8 


27 May, 1771. 



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British Officera serving in America. 



165 



Shrigley, Francis 


EosigD 


22 


17 September, 1760. 


Shrubsole, William 


Ensign 


So. Ca. 


29 May, 1747. 




LienL 


So.Ca. 


26 September, 1754. 


Shackburg, Richard 


Capt. Lu 


N. Y. 


21 May, 1755. 


Shackburgh, Richard 


Surgeon 


N. Y. 


25 June, 1737. 




Surgeon 


17 


29 December, 1762. 


Silvester, Thomas 


Q'. M'. 


95 


22 March, 1761, 


Simcocks, Henry 


Lieut 


62 


24 January, 1756. 


Simpson, Ambrose 


Ensigu 


59 


6 October, 1769. 


Simpson, Andrew 


Lieut 


44 


26 June, 1755. 




Capt Lt 


44 


15 September, 1758, 


Simpson, Andrew 


Captain 


80 


16 August, 1760, 


Simpson, Andrew 


Captain 


35 


4 October, 1760, 


Simpson, John Joseph 


1"^ Lieut 


94 


7 March, 1760. 


Simpson, Noah 


Ensign 


31 


8 May, 1767, 




Lieut 


31 


26 December, 1770. 


Sinclair, Charles 


Ensign 


78 


23 July, 1760. 


Sinclair, George 


Lieut 


42 


17 July, 1758. 


Sinclair, George 


Lieut 


42 


30 December, 1758. 


Sinclair, George 


Captain 


65 


28 February, 1766. 


Sinclair, John 


Captain 


77 


4 January, 1757. 


Sinclair, Patrick 


Ensign 


42 


21 July, 1758. 




Lieut 


42 


27 July, 1760. 


Sinclair, William 


Ensign 


58 


29 April, 1760. 


Skene, David 


Captain 


28 


6 October, 1762. 


Skejie, Philip 


Captain 


27 


2 February, 1757. 




Captain 


10 


26 May, 1768. 


Skene, Philip 


Major 


52 


19 December, 1764. 


Skene, Robert 


Captain 


59 


14 April, 1756. 




Lieut Col. 




14 October, 1758. 


Skene, William 


Ensign 


15 


2 October, 1757. 




Lieut 


15 


21 December, 1758. 


Skej, Boaghej 


Captain 


43 


2 May, 1751. 




Major 


43 


25 March, 1761. 


Skinner, John 


Elnsign 


16 


4 September, 1772. 


Skinner, William 


Captain 


94 


10 March, 1760. 


Skinner, Wm. Ann 


Ensign 


35 


10 April, 1756. 




Lieut 


35 


27 July, 1759. 


Slater, John 


Ensign 


27 


10 November, 1761. 


Small, John 


Lieut 


42 


11 April, 1756. 




Captain 


42 


2 August, 1762. 




Captain 


42 


30 April, 1765. 


Smelt, Cornelias 


Ensign 


14 


12 June, 1763. 




Lieut 


14 


21 February, 1772. 


Smelt, Thomas 


Captain 


47 


20 March, 1758. 


Smibert, William 


Ensign 


26 


12 January, 1770. 


Smith, Burton 


Ensign 


22 


25 October, 1756. 




Lieut 


22 


17 September, 1760. 


Smith, Carew 


Ensign 


16 


18 June, 1766. 




Lieut 


16 


13 April, 1772. 


Smith, Edward 


Captain 


58 


26 January, 1758. 


Smith, Edward 


Major 


60 


14 October, 1761. 


Smith, Francis 


Lt Col. 


10 


13 February, 1762. 


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British Officert serving in America. 



[April, 



Smith, George Amoa 


Lient. 


52 


7 December. 1764. 




Captain 


52 


8 March, 1772. 


Smith. John 


Ensign 


42 


15 May. 1757. 




Lieut 


42 


26 July, 1758. 


Smith. John 


Ensign 


9 


13 September, 1762. 




Lieut. 


9 


19 Deceml«r. 1768. 


Smith, John 


Ensign 


G5 


16 May, 1766. 


Smith, Lawrence 


Ensign 


44 




Smith, MarcuB 


C-ol. Com. 


60 


11 November, 1761. 


Smith, Richard 


Chaplain 


52 


15 January, 17.i6. 


Smith, Kichard 


Lieut. 


N. T. 


30 Januarv, 1760. 


Smith, William 


Captain 


16 


27 May, 1765. 


Smith, William 


LieuL 


18 


11 September. 1765. 


Smith, William 


Captain 


64 


18 June, 1766. 


Smyth, CI arlea 


Ensign 


28 


15 July, 1766. 


Smyth, Hervey 


Captain 


15 


8 November. 1756. 


Smyth, William 


Ensign 


17 


10 May, 1765. 


Snowe, WiUiam 


Ensign 


64 


16 August, 1768. 




Adj'. 


64 


26 January, 1770. 


Soubiran, William 


Lieut. 


55 


31 January, 17.>6. 


Sottmain, Simon 


LienL 


N. T. 


10 November, 1750. 


Southwell, John 


Q*. M'. 


17 


18 September, 1760. 




Q'. M'. 


35 


19 January. 1763. 


Speight, William 


Ensign 


65 


4 May, 1765. 




Lieut. 


65 


12 January, 1770. 


Spann, Tliomaa 


Captain 


28 


26 August, 1753. 


Spaoye, John 


Q'. M'. 


9 


19 December. 1768. 


Spencer, Boyle 


Ensign 


58 


12 January, 1758. 


Spencer, Thomas 


Lieut. 


46 


13 Decenil>er, 1752. 


Spendlove, Itoger 


Captain 


43 


9 April, 1756. 


Spering. William 


Lieut. 


N. T. 


16 Augnst, 1750. 








pher 


LieuL 


60 


21 January. 1756. 




Capt. Lt. 


60 


13 July, 1761. 




Captain 


60 


4 October, 1770. 


Spike, William 


Captain 


47 


21 April, 1753. 


Sptlabniv. John 


2« LieuL 


94 


2 January, 1762. 


Spital, Johu 


CaptMD 


47 


24 November 1755. 




Major 


47 


1 March, 7^0. 


Splaine, WillUm 


Adj't 


52 


11 October, 1762. 


Spread, William 


LienL 


43 


25 February, 1 757. 


Spronle, George 


Ensign 


? 


13 February, 1765. 


Stain forth. George 


Captain 


18 


3 May, 1765. 


Statmua, Ephraim 


Captain 


64 


12 November 1768. 


StannuB, Thomas [or 


John] Ensign 


22 


9 April, 1756. 




Lieut. 


22 


5 July, 1758. 


SUnton, Jeremiah 


Captain 


62 


4 Ja.iuarv. 17.^)6. 


Stanton, John 


LieuL 


14 


14 November, 1761. 




CapL Ll 


14 


21 February, 1772. 


Stanwix. John 


Col. Com* 


62 


1 January, 1756. 




Maj. Gen. 




25 June, 1759. 


Stanwix, Thomas 


Captain 


62 


18 January, 1756. 


SUplflton, F. S. 


En«gn 


9 


4 September, 1762. 



1895.] BritUh 


Officer a aer\ 


Sle«l. WillUm Snow 


Lieut. 


Swele. George 


Cap.«n 


Steele, Parker 


C.puin 


Steele. Robert 


Ei>,igD 


Steele. S.,muel 


Lieut 


Steele. ThomM 


E.»lp. 


Steele. Samuel 


Enaigii 


SlenlieiiEOii, James 


im£. 


Sieiliit;. Robert 


Lieut. 


Stert, Itobert 


EnugQ 




Lieu' 


Stevens, AlezMder 


Eniign 




LienL 


Stevens. Richard 


LieuL 


Stevenson, ,lmmea 


Surgeon 


Stevenson, Jamea 


Capluin 




CHptain 


Stewart, Adam 


Q'. M'. 


Stewart, Allan 


Surgeon 


Stewart, Allan 


£n.ign 




Lieut 


Stewart, David 


Ei..igu 




Lieut 


Stewart. Duncui 


E.,.igo 


Stewai't. Francis 


C.,,..iu 


Stewarr, James 


Cuptxin 


Stewurt. James 


ClupUM 


Stewart, James 


AJj'l 




Lieul. 




CupUin 


Stewart, James 


CliupLin 


Stewart, .lohn 


Cupuiii 


Stewart, Robert 


Lieui. 


Stewart. Samuel 


E„.igo 


Stewart. Walter 


1* Lieut 


Stewart. William 


Cuptoin 


Stewurt. William 


Lieul. 


Stieiier. Lewis 


Captain 


Siilemaii. John 


EiuigM 


Stirke, Julias 


Lieut 




Cpu Lt. 


Stirlii.g. Thomas 


CapUin 


Stobo. RoUrt 


Captain 




En.igir 


Slordy. Robert 


Eo.ign 


Sl(.r..v, Junes 


Surgeon 


SlCL^Moii.John 


LieJt. 


Sl.»cb..... Patrick 


2« Lieut 


Stratford. Henry 


Lieut 


Stricklui.d. John 


E..iign 


Stroillmaii, Benjamin 


Et..igu 


Strong, John 


Capt Lt 




Cpluu 



2S Jane. 1760. 
5 Hav, 1769. 

[1766.] 

3 Sfay, 1765. 

23 February. 1765. 
21 Jane, 1769. 

30 July, 1759. 
21 March, 1738. 

11 November, 175&. 
U August, 1759. 

2 April, 1762. 

27 November, 1756. 
IS April. 1759. 

12 Miirch, 1755. 

4 February. 1756. 
2(1 .lulv, \1U. 

4 December. 1767. 

5 August, 1753. 

12 January, 1757. 

13 September, 1758. 

31 December, 1761. 

6 April, 1759. 

1760. 

17 Jnly, 1757. 

25 December. 1770. 

18 July. 1757. 

20 December, 1757. 

20 January, 1764. 

7 December, 1764. 
12.)anuary. 1770. 
17 July. 1765. 

15 February, 1765. 
13 September. 1758. 

16 April. 1761. 
10 April, 1765. 

17 April. 1759. 

21 June, 1765. 

10 Decemlier. 1756. 
15 August, 1758. 
15 February, 1762. 

28 Juiie, 1771. 

24 July, 1757. 
5 June, I7G0. 
23 Augukt, 1758. 



J Feljni 



770. 



I6.\|ml. 76i. 
15 December, 1758. 
2 December. 1768. 
28 March, 1758. 
13 April. 1767. 
20 March, 1761. 
18 April, 1766. 
■ , 1770. 



168 



British Offiewa terving in Amertoa, 



[Apifl, 



Strong, John Kennedy 


Ensign 


64 


28 August 1772. 


Staart, Adam 


Lieut. 


42 


24 July, 1768. 


Stuart, Alexander 


Lieut. 


42 




Stnart, Allan 


Ensign 


78 


7 January, 1757. 




Lieut. 


78 


10 June, 1758. 


Staart, Charles 


Ensign 


78 


25 Septemher, 1759. 




Lieut 


78 


23 July, 1760. 


Stnart, Charles Augustus 


Captain 


21 


7 December, 1764. 


Stuart, Donald 


Adj't 


77 


12 January, 1757. 


Stuart, Donald 


Ensign 


27 


11 July, 1759. 


Stuart, George 


Lieut 


55 


3 January, 1756. 


Stuart, James 


Lieut. 


58 


5 May, 1756. 




Q'. M'. 


58 


1 March, 1758. 


Stuart, James 


Lieut 


1 


2 February, 1757. 


Stuart, James 


Ensign 


17 


29 July, 1759. 




Lieut. 


17 


6 May, 1762. 




Adj't 


17 


6 May, 1762. 


Stuart, John 


Surgeon 


46 


31 August, 1762. 


Stuart, John 


Captain 


42 


20 July, 1758. 


Stuart, John 


Captain 


77 


16 July, 1762. 


Stuart, Kenneth 


Ensign 


78 


29 April, 1760. 


Stuart, Patrick 


Ensign 


42 


29 January, 1756. 


Stuart, Walter 


Ensign 


17 


23 July, 1759. 


Stuart, Walter 


1"* Lieut 


94 


2 December, 1760. 


Stuart, WUliam 


Lieut. 


62 


2 February, 1756. 




Captain 


60 


25 May, 1*757. 


Stnhhs, Thomas 


Lieut 


95 


7 March, 1760. 




Lieut 


52 


3 May, 1765. 




Adjt 


52 


20 June, 1768. 




Captain 


52 


6 March, 1771. 


G*nWl«v%lMA 


KnBicrn 


27 


'2^ Nnvpmhpr I7.5f> 


Studholme, Gilfred 


Lieut 


40 


10 November, 1761. 


Sullivan, Daniel 


Lieut 


55 


28 December, 1755. 




Capt Lt 


55 


26 July, 1758. 


Sutherland, James 


Lieut 


26 


12 August 1768. 




Captain 


26 


2 March, 1770. 


Sutherland, John 


Lieut 


42 


10 April, 1756. 


Sutherland, John 


Ensign 


42 


27 July, 1759. 


Sutherland, Nicholas 


Ensign 


62 


14 January, 1756. 


Sutherland, Nicholas 


Lieut 


77 


8 January, 1757. 




Capt Lt 


77 


15 September, 1758. 




Captain 


77 


31 December, 1761. 




Captain 


21 


14 March, 1765. 




Major 


21 


21 February, 1772. 


Sutherland, Patrick 


Captain 


45 


24 February, 1749-50. 


Sutherland, Patrick 


Major 


77 


22 March, 1761. 


Sutherland, William 


Ensign 


95 


28 June, 1762. 


Swan, Rowland 


Ensign 


26 


18 February, 1762. 




Lieut. 


26 


7 September, 1768. 


Swettenham, George 


Lieut 


17 


22 March, 1758. 


Swettenham, George 


Lieut 


So.Ca. 


28 February. 1760. 




Lieut 


9 


8 August, 1764. 



1895.] 



British Officers serving in America. 



169 



Swift, John 


Lieut. 


62 


20 January, 1756. 




Lieut. 


22 


27 April, 1756. 


Swords, Thomas 


Ensign 


55 


16 August, 1760. 


Sjmcocks, Henry 


Lieut. 


27 


27 April, 1756. 


Syines, Richard 


Adj't 


14 


27 March, 1765. 




Lieut. 


14 


15 July, 1767. 


Symes, Richard 


Captain 


52 


6 July, 1772. 


Talhot, James 


Captain 


43 


2 February, 1757. 


Talbot, Hon. Sharington 


Colonel 


48 


24 March, 1761. 




Maj. Gen. 




28 February, 1761. 


Tassell, Charles 


Lieut 


28 


22 January, 1 755. 




Adj't 


28 


9 April, 1756. 




Capt. Lu 


28 


4 August, 1762. 




Captain 


28 


9 September, 1762. 


Tayler, William 


Lt. Col. 


9 


1 July, 1763. 


Taylor, Charles 


Ensign 


So.Ca. 


13 September, 1754. 




Lieut. 


So.Ca. 


5 May, 1756. 


Taylor, William 


Ensign 


28 


19 January, 1763. 


Taylor, William Theodore 


1«» Lieut 


21 


11 October, 1766. 


Teesdale, Christopher 


Lt Col. 


48 


25 March, 1762. 


Teesdale, William 


Ensign 


69 


13 July, 1761. 


Templer, Dudley 


lifajor 


26 


18 April, 1766. 




Lt Col. 


26 


7 September, 1768. 


Tew, Francis 


Lieut 


17 


2 February, 1757. 


Thelwell, David 


Ensign 


34 


25 December, 1764. 


Thiriiig, Anthony 


2** Lieut 


21 


17 May, 1762. 




(y. M'. 


21 


4 April, 1765. 


Thomas, Daniel 


Chaplain 


18 


8 October, 1767. 


Thomas, E^win 


Surgeon 


16 


14 May, 1768. 


Thomas, James 


Lieut 


44 


19 February, 1762. 


Thomas, John 


Chaplain 


60 


15 August, 1764. 


Thomas, Robert 


Ensign 


26 


2 March, 1770. 


Thomasson, Thomas 


Surgeon 


18 


18 February, 1767. 




Ensign 


18 


14 June, 1771. 


Thompson, Clotworthy 


Ensign 


69 


18 July, 1766. 


Thompson, Edward 


Ensign 


26 


5 March, 1760. 




Adj't 


26 


22 February, 1769. 




Lieut 


26 


1 March, 1770. 


Thompson, John 


Lieut. 


52 


27 AprU, 1768. 


Thompson, John 


Lieut 


69 


24 June, 1761. 


Thompson, Joseph 


Lieut 


95 


[1763.] 


Thompson, Primrose 


Ensign 


31 


19 February, 1766. 


Thompson, William 


Lieut 


10 


13 February, 1762. 


Thompson, 


Ensign 


40 


28 June, 1762. 


Thomson, Alexander 


Ensign 


42 


29 July, 1759. 


Thomson, George 


Chaplain 


40 




Thorne, George 


Captain 


22 


31 October, 1762. 


Thwaites, George 


Lieut 


10 


27 March, 1767. 




Adj't 


It) 


14 December, 1770. 


Tickell, Thomas 


Ensign 


65 


26 December, 1770. 


Timpson, Robert 


Ensign 


22 


1 6 January, 1759. 




Lieut. 


22 


12 November, 1761. 


TOL. XLIX. 1.4* 









X70 



British Officers serving in Ameriaa. 



[April, 



Tolm^, Kenneth 


Lieut 


42 


23 January, 1756. 




Captain 


42 


27 July, 1760. 


Tonge, Winkworth 


Lieut. 


45 


8 April, 1755. 


Tottenham, Nicholas 


Ensign 


58 


11 February, 1758. 


Tottenham, Synge 


Ensign 


28 


16 February, 1756. 




Lieut. 


28 


3 October, 1760. 




Adj't 


28 


9 September, 1762. 


Townshend, Rt Hon. 








Georse, Viscount 


Colonel 


28 


24 October, 1759. 


%^ 


Maj. Gen. 




6 March, 1761. 


Townshend, Philip 


Captain 


22 


27 April, 1756. 


Townshend, Thomas 


Ensign 


22 


23 November, 1757. 




Lieut. 


22 


10 March, 1761. 


Tracey, Godfrey 


Ensign 


18 


11 September, 1765. 


Travers, J. Moore 


Captain 


69 


20 November, 1765. 


Treby, John 


Lieut. 


44 


10 March, 1753. 




Captain 


44 


15 September, 1758. 


Trickett Thomas 


Q'. M'. 


44 


14 August, 1761. 


Trist, Nicholas 


Ensign 


18 


26 December, 1770. 


Trotter, 


1«» Lieut 


94 


21 July, 1760. 


Tucker, Daniel 


Ensign 


60 


6 May, 1761. 


Tudor, Edward 


Ensign 


43 


7 March, 1762. 


Tudor, Richard 


(y. M'. 


95 


13 April, 1762. 




Ensign 


95 


1762. 


Tuiter, Marcus Anthony* 


Ensign 


10 


1 January, 1766. 


T 


Lieut. 


10 


4 December, 1769. 


Tullikens, John 


Captain 


62 


25 December, 1755. 




Major 


60 


26 April, 1757. 




Major 


45 


25 February, 1760. 




Lt Col. 




21 October, 1761. 




Lt Col. 


45 


24 April, 1762. 


Taring, Inglis 


Chaplain 


52 


19 July, 1769. 


Turnbull, Alexander 


Lieut 


42 


27 January, 1756. 




Captain 


42 


4 June, 1762. 


Tumbull, George 


Lieut 


62 


5 February, 1756. 




Captain 


60 


15 November, 1765. 


Turner, George 


Lieut 


So.Ca. 


1 January, 1762. 


Turner, Samuel 


Lieut 


18 


4 March, 1760. 




Adj't 


18 


17 March, 1761. 


Turner, Thomas 


Ensign 


47 


27 May, 1760. 


Tuting, George 


Sarg's Male 


Br. 


[1755.] 




Surgeon 


62 


1 February, 1756. 


Tyrwhitt, William 


Captain 


15 


22 March, 1761. 


Urmston, Edward 


Colonel 


65 


10 November, 177a 




Maj. Gen. 




10 July, 1762. 


Urquhart, James 


Lieut 


14 


11 January, 1763. 


Ustick, William 


Ensign 


47 


9 June, 1758. 




Lieut 


47 


1 March, 1760. 


Usher, Christopher 


Captain 


15 


4 September, 1 754. 


Usher, Thomas 


Lieut 


16 


20 November, 1765. 



• Alio given as TMf and 



1895.] 



BrUish Officers aerving in America. 



171 



Vage, Thomas 


Surgeon 


59 


1 February, 1766. 


Yail^, John do la 


Lieut. 


35 


11 December, 1752. 


Van Braam, Jacob 


Captain 


60 


19 September, 1761. 


Yanderdussen, Tho: 


Ensign 


17 


20 August 1761. 


Vanlewen, Meade 


Captain 


21 


8 May, 1758. 


Yarloe, Thomas 


Captain 


31 


17 August 1761. 


Yatass, John 


Captain 


10 


5 May, 1760. 


Yaughan, John 


Captain 


17 


21 September, 1756. 


Yaughan, Hon. John 


Lieut. Col. 








Com'd't 


94 


12 January, 1769. 




Lt Col. 


46 


25 November, 1762. 


Yaaghan, Thomas 


Capt. Lt 


45 


19 March, 1758. 




Captain 


45 


7 April, 1761. 


Yeal, Richard 


Surgeon 


45 


30 September, 1750. 


Yere, Alexander 


Surgeon 


58 


26 January, 1756. 


Yemer, Thomas 


Ensign 


10 


27 March, 1767. 




Lieut 


10 


6 May, 1772. 


Yesej, Agmondesham 


Ensign 


22 


21 September, 1756. 




Lieut 


22 


26 May, 1760. 


Yibart, James 


Lieut 


29 


18 February, 1762. 




(y. M'. 


29 


17 July, 1765. 


Yibart, James 


Ensign 


44 


23 July, 1758. 


Yickers, John 


Lieut 


22 


3 May, 1757. 


Yignoles, Francis 


Capt Lt 


31 


25 April, 1765. 




Captain 


31 


29 July, 1765. 


Yigors, Mich : Aylward 


Ensign 


29 


22 December, 1769. 




Lieut 


29 


27 January, 1772. 


Yincent, Richard 


Captain 


16 


14 August 1765. 


Yintner, Thomas 


Lieut 


15 


29 July, 1758. 


Yon Ingen, Ja. 


Lieut 


62 


29 February, 1756. 


Yon Ingen, Peter 


Lieut 


62 


2 January, 1756. 




Capt Lt 


60 


23 August, 1758. 


Wade, George 


Ensign 


28 


16 May, 1762. 


Wadman, Arthur 


Lieut 


26 


29 November, 1760. 


Wadman, Francis 


Lieut 


18 


20 November, 1756. 




Capt. Lt 


18 


4 February, 1769. 




Ensign 


34 


25 August, 1762. 




Walbanck, Temple 


Ensign 


15 


5 October, 1757. 


Walker, Henry 


Chaplain 


58 


4 February, 1756. 


Walker, Thomas 


1«* Lieut 


40 


30 June, 1755. 


Walker, 


Captain 


Rangers 


25 September, 1761. 


Walkenshaw, J. Craofurd 


Capt Lt 


78 


5 January, 1757. 




Captain 


78 


9 June, 1758. 


Wall, James 


Captain 


1 


16 February, 1756. 


Wall, John 


Lieut 


69 


14 May, 1759. 


Wallace, Frands 


Ensign 


45 


16 August 1759. 


^ 


Lieut 


45 


14 December, 1762. 


Wallace, Hans 


Ensign 


45 


18 April, 1757. 


Wallace, Hugh 


Ensign 


55 


28 November, 1759. 


Wallace Magill 


Ensign 


17 


15 May, 1760. 


Wallace, St. John [also HUr\ Ensign 


14 


9 April, 1771. 


Waller, William 


Ensign 


14 


6 JaniuM7, 1762- 



172 Capt. John Thomas of Braintree, Mass. [April, 



CAPT. JOHN THOMAS OF BRAINTREE, MASS. 

By the Hon. Joseph W. Pobteb of Bangor, Maine. 

Among the notable men who lived in ancient Braintree, Mass., 
was Capt. John Thomas, an English shipmaster, who came to Boston 
prior to 1700. Capt. Thomas was master of an English ship in 
1688, and carried dispatches to William, Prince of Orange, in 
Holland, and in October of the same year brought the Prince and 
Queen Mary to England. Researches in the British Archives by a 
descendant confirm these statements. 

In 1750 his only son John Thomas, Jr., conceived the idea of 
writing to the English government for a donation or annuity. 
Among the papers in the family now is a copy of the petition sent 
to the Duke of Newcastle, Secretary for the Colonies : 

** May it please your Grace soever humbling to beg your pardon for 
troubling your Lordship with this small affair, and would beg your Grace^s 
leave to acquaint your Lordship that your eminent ability iu your exalted 
station, and your Grace* remarkable generosity to human kind which has 
rendered your Lordship's name in high esteem with us in New England 
has emboldened me to lay this small affair before your Grace Your Grace 
will perceive by the papers annexed that Mr. Thomas my father was in- 
strumental in bringing about the Revolution in 1688, and that his coming 
over to New England and dying here in obscurity might be the reason he 
was not remembered for his said services and as I have an aged mother to 
support now who is the widow of the said Mr. Thomas, and myself being 
his only son I ever humbly pray your Grace* kind indulgence herein and 
if your Grace in your generosity may be pleased to grant me the least 
mark of your favor it will beget in me such a delightful sense of love and 
respect to your Lordship* name and honor as never will be forgotten 



♦ »» 



The " papers annexed " were the following, copies of which, writ- 
ten at the time, are now in the family : 

** These may Certi fie all whom it may concern That We the Subscribers 
being well acquainted with Capt John Thomas in his Life time who was a 
Gentleman of unquestionable Truth of singular Piety Prudence and fidelity 
heard the said Captn Thomas say that he carried the Paquet of letters sent 
from England to Holland in the year 1688 immediately before the Revolu- 
tion To their Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Orange which letters 
informed their Highnesses of the Great trouble the English Nation then 
Groaned Under that the importance and Hazard of conveying those letters 
at that time was so great that he was oblidged to conceal thetai between the 
lineing and outside of his coat that he then wore And that notwithstand- 
ing his being brought too and examined in his passage to Holland by an 
English men of war he delivered those letters safe to their Highnesses and 
that he was Master of the Yatch which brought over the Prince of Orange 
upon the Revolution that King William and Queen Mary upon their ar- 



1895.] Capt. John Thomas o/Braintree, Mtus. 173 

rival in England ware so deeply engaged in settling the Great and import- 
ant affairs of the Nation then greatly embarrassed by strong attempt to 
bring in Popery and Arbitrary Power Capt** Thomas had that Convenient 
opportunity to make his application for a Reward of his hazardous services 
and finding that his own personal safety he was obliged to Remove in that 
critical & troublesome time he accordingly came over to New England 
& Settled at Braintree and so Never Received any Consideration for the 
aforementioned service he looked upon to be of the greatest consequence. 
Capt° Thomas Dyed soon after this Relation by him made to us : when we 
Reflect upon the unspeakable Blessings which the British Nation enjoys 
even to this day consequent upon the Coming in of King William the third 
of Glorious Memory we hold ourselves bound to Love, and honor them that 
ware any ways instrumental in bringing about that Glorious Event and to 
us it is Very evident that Capt" Thomas performed the aforesaid Service 
with the utmost Hazard of his Life and Sincerely believe from the Per- 
sonal Knowledge we had of that Gentleman that he undertook ai»d per- 
formed the Same from a true desire to advance the Honour Happiness and 
prosperity of Great Britain which he always seemed to have much at 
heart. 

We would further declare that we publish this Testimony to the world on 
the account of the high flsteem we have of the before named Capt° Thomas 
whose acquaintance & Conversation while liveing we had the greatest value 
for & Considering his Singular faithful Services beforenamed we think our 
Selves obliged to do all in our power to promote the good db welfare of bb 
posterity and as he has but one male Heir who is a person of a Sober li^ 
and fare Character we humbly hope that the young man will meet with the 
favour of all wise men & true lovers of English liberty & Considering that the 
said Capt" Thomas deceased when his said Son was too young to Receive a 
Relation of this great affair we thought it highly just to give our Testimony 
thereof so far as we have heard it from Capt** Thomas' mouth Several times 
and do therefore hereunto freely Subscribe our Names the fourteenth day of 
September Anno Domino one thousand Seven hundred and Fifty. Ann eg 
Regin Regis Georgii Secundi Magnee Britanniee Frauche et Hibefuiee dc 
Vicesimoquartom. 

Signd f Jacob Nash, 

Thomas Hunt, 
John Hunt, 
William Hunt, 
Ebenbzer Hunt^ 

Capt° Thomas mentioned above in this |)aper was a Gentleman Justly 
Esteemed by all that knew him with whom I was particularly acquainted 
as he lived after he settled in Braintree in the Society to which I belong — 
he was a man of Singular Ingenuity of Enterprise kno^vledge and ac- 
quaintance with Kingdoms and Countrys who told me he supposed that no 
man in his day had Sailed to & from so many ports in the several parts of 
the world as he had done: his activity & fidelity also Recomende<l him lo the 
great Trust Reposed in him in conveying letters from England to Holland 
directed to the prince of Orange which led to the happy Revolution db that 
those letters ware so artfully Secreted by quilting them in his clothes that 
had he been seized & Searched in all probability they would not have beeb 
discovered in which often he was remarkably instrumental in providence in 
bringing about that Great and Remarkable Change in the nation he also 



174 CapU John Th<nna$ of Braintreey Mass. [April, 

acquainted me with Several hazardous & difficult Occurrences he ran 
through in that dangerous time & business but the length of time has So 
much worn them out of my Remembrance that I cannot give a distinct 
narative of them but thus much is attested by me. 

Signed Samukl Niles. 

Transcribed by John Proctor an adorer of that divine almighty power 
which brough in King William & placed ye house of Hanover on the British 
Throne." 

Of the signers to these papers, Jacob Nash, Thomas Hunt and 
Ebenezer Hunt were honored citizens of Weymouth ; John Hunt 
and Col. William Hunt were noted men in Braintree, and Rev. 
Samuel Niles was minister of the second church in Braintree from 
1710 until his death May 1st, 1762. His diary is now in the Thayer 
Library at South Braintree. 

The traditions of the family, quite well authenticated, are that 
an answer was made to these papers. 

Capt. Thomas took up his residence at North Weymouth, and 
married Lydia, daughter of Deacon Abiah' Whitman of that 
town. 

Deacon Abiah Whitman was son of Capt. John' Whitman, the 
emigrant, and lived on the homestead of his father at North Wey- 
mouth, which was on the north side of the road leading by the 
meeting house and directly off against it. Deacon Whitman waa 
a large land owner in Easton, Mass. 

August 8, 1704, Abiah Whitman of Weymouth, " in consideration 
of the faithful service performed by James Hodge for Capt. John 
Thomas son in law to said Abiah Whitman," gave Hodge a lot of 
land in Easton upon which he lived and died. 

Judge Ezekiel Whitman of Portland, Maine, printed a Genealogy 
of the Whitman Family in 1832, from which I quote : 

"The marriage of Capt. Thomas (to Lydia Whitman) was at- 
tended with circumstances savoring a little of the romantic. While 
on a visit to her relations in Boston, she caught the eye of Capt. 
Thomas, a respectable shipmaster then lately arrived from England. 
He was instantly captivated with her appearance, and followed her 
to her lodgings and immediately contrived to gain an introduction 
to the family and to her, and soon after married her and established 
himself in a very respectable style (near her father) in the town of 
Braintree." 

In the will of Rev. Samuel' Whitman of Farmington, Conn., 
son of Rev. Zecheriah* of Hull Sept. 13, 1750, he says : 

**It is my will and pleasure for diners reasons to me thereunto moving, 
that Lydia Whitman* who lived with my father as ii maid many years and 
was afterward married to Capt. Thomas, who died leaving her a widow with 

* She was his own cousin. 



1895.] Capt. John Thomas of Braintree^ Mass. 



175 



several children ; that said widow of Capt Thomas have sixteen pounds 
Old Tenor out of my estate to be faithfully delivered to her * * • if 
living, if not to any of her daughters or children that are." 

June 1, 1709, Capt. Thomas bought a lot of land in Braintree 
of Judge Samuel Sewall for £300. The lot was known as the 
"Webb Lot, now or lately occupied by Thomas Copeland John 
Hayford and Joseph Clark,'* and was bounded southerly by the 
Monatiquot river. It was on what is now Plain street, South 
Braintree, on the road to South Weymouth, and was owned by L. 
Bradford Hollis in 1879. Capt. Thomas built a house and moved 
his family, and lived there until his death. The cellar of the house 
was visible a few years ago. 

Capt. Thomas took no part in public affairs, but confined himself 
wholly to his farm. He died Oct. 4, 1714, and was buried in the 
Old North Burying Ground at Weymouth. His widow was appointed 
administratrix, and Stephen French, Israel Ford and Joseph Allen 
appraisers of the estate. They made their report Nov. 10, 1714, 
and the widow made her final report in April, 1717. The whole 
estate was valued at £1201 9s. 

I give some of the items : 



For 400 acres of land and buildings, 
Money and apparel, 
One ]k)nd for money. 
Two Tankards and Plate, 
Fire Arms, Sword &c.. 
Bridles, Saddle, Portmantle db Pillion 
Cattle and Swine, 

Three Negroes, a man, woman & boy 
Copper and Brass Vessels, 
Three feather beds, 
Three looking glasses &c 
15 chairs hi^h and low. 
Pictures in frames lined with leaf gold, 
One set curtins, .... 
Mariner*s Instruments &c. 
Books all of them. 



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As to the "" Pictures in frames,** one of them was of King Wil- 
liam, Prince of Orange, and is now in possession of a descendant 
of Capt. Thomas ; another was, without doubt, a portrait of Queen 
Mary, and was in the Thayer branch of the family in Braintree 
after 1800. 

Of the negroes, R^v. Samuel Niles in his diary under date of 
Feb. 27, 1718, says : "*! married Tony a negroman and Penelope 
a negro woman, one of Mrs Thomas' negroes.*' 

Mrs. Thomas died in 1757. Rev. Samuel Niles in his diary 
under date of April, 1757, says: '^The widow of Capt. John 
Thomas buried at Weymouth, where her husband the Captain had 



176 Capi. John Th<mka9 of Braintree^ Mass. [A{»il, 

been buried many years before. She was seized with an apoplectic 
fit and never spoke after.'* 

Her wUl of 9 March, 1753, proved 13 May, 1757. Son John 
was executor. She divided her estate among her children. She 
gave her negro woman, Rose, and her child, their freedom, provided 
that they support themselves without expense to her heirs. His 
children, I find, are : 

1. Capt. John' Thokas had children: 

i. Andrew,* bom in Weymouth 15 January, 1702; probably died 

young, 
ii. Lydia, born in Wejnnouth July 17, . She married William 

Salisbury of Braintree. I find four children born in Braintree : 

1. Ambrose^ Salisbury^ bom 2 March, 1742; married his cousin 

Sarah* Whitman of Weymouth 24 April, 1773. She was born 
17 Oct. 1752. He moved to Weymouth, and died there in 1804. 
The wiilow bought the first ancestor's estate and left it to her 
children. She died in 1823. Eleven children. Descendants 
numerous and respectable. 

2. Stephen^ Salisbury, soldier In the French war. 

8. William^ Salubury ; m. Sarah Hunt, both of Braintree, 12 July, 

1764. 
4. Lydia^ Salisbury, born 12 April, 1762. She married Phillip 
Thayer of Braintree 4 June, 1778. Many children, some of 
whom had many relics which once belonged to Capt. John 
Thomas, 
lit. John, born In Braintree 27 Feb. 1710. Lived in Braintree and 

Weymouth. 
iv. Mart, born in Braintree 28 Nov. 1714. Her gravestone Is in Copp's 
Hill Burying Ground, Boston, and has the following inscription 
thereon : ** Here Lyes the Body of Mary Thomas dau. of Mr John 
and Mrs Lydla Thopias of Brantry dee<* Sept. ye. 4'**. 1734, in the 
20"» year of her age." 

2. John' Thomas Jr. was born in Braintree 27 Feb. 1710. He in- 

herited the homestead of his father. He married Silence, daughter 
of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Randall) Orcutt of South Weymouth 
30 Jan. 1 750. He was a farmer, and several years constable. He 
died 1782-3. His will was proved March 4, 1783. In it he gave 
his wife Silence " as the law directs," and to daughter Mary Hunt's 
three children (their mother being dead) twenty shillings each, to 
be delivered to their grandfather, Mr. Enoch Hunt, to be put to in- 
terest until they came of age; to Caleb Hunt twenty shillings; to 
Sarah Thomas ten acres of land, and the remainder to son John, 
who was executor. The widow died in South Weymouth 1799. 
Children, all born in Braintree: 

I. John,* bom 16 June, 1751. Lived on the old homestead. He mar- 
ried 4 Dec. 1774 Lydia, daughter of Deacon Nathaniel and Tamar 
(White) Bayley of South Weymouth, and granddaughter of Rev. 
James Bayley, the first minister there. John^ Thomas sold his 
homestead in Braintree to John HoUls In 1781 for £600, and 
moved to South Weymouth. He was admitted to the church 
there In 1800 from the church in Braintree. He died 10 July, 1834, 

aged 84 ; the widow died 28, 1888, aged 88. They had many 

children. Their grandson Col. John W.* Thomas was for many 
years Sheriff of Norfolk County, and their great grandson Henry 
A.* Thomas is now Private Secretary to Cov. Greenhalge. 



18dS.] Portraits in New Hampshire of Public Men. 177 

IL Mast, born 81 Sept. 1758. She married Caleb Hunt of East Brain- 
tree 1 April, 1776. He was bom 8 March, 1749. She probably died 
in 1781. They had three children. 

1. Hannah^ Huntj bom 9 Jan. 1777; married Major Amos Stetson 

of Braintree 1800. He was bom 1777. He was a notable 
citizen. She died Jan. 28, 1834. He died May 8, 1859. Th^ 
had five children : Caleb Stetson, bom 6 Jan. 1801 ; Amos W. 
Stetson, bom 27 April, 1802; James A. Stetson, physician of 
Qnincy, bom 1806 ; Mary Stetson, bom 27 March, 1804 ; married 
Joseph Porter of Milton, Mass., 22 Oct. 1823, afterward of 
Lowell, and Burlington, Maine, and parents of Joseph W. 
Porter, the writer of this article, bom 27 July, 1824 ; Bhoda W. 
Stetson, bom 1808, died; Bhoda W. Stetson, bom 21 Oct. 1812, 
now living at East Braintree. 

2. Enoch* Hunt, born 27 Sept. 1778 ; for many years an officer in 

the Massachusetts State Prison at Charlestown. 

3. Caleb^ Hunt, born 1781. Lived in Braintree and died there. He 

had two wives and fourteen children, 
iii. Sarah,* bom 12 May, 1775; died unmarried 28 July, 1828. 



PORTRAITS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE OF PUBLIC MEN 

AND OTHERS. 

[Commanicated by the Hon. Benjamin F. Phbscott, of Epping, N. H. 

[In the October Register of 1874, page 442 ; April 1880, p. 
181 ; July 1883, p. 150, and in January 1889, p. 44, appear Uats 
of portraits in New Hampshire that have been secured through 
the persona] solicitation and efforts of Eht-Gov. Benjamin F. Pres- 
cott. By far the largest number are in the State House in Con- 
cord, Dartmouth College in Hanover, and Phillips Academy at 
Exeter, besides other places. The number is now large and iull of 
interest, being nearly if not quite 270. They are all in galleries 
where they can be seen by the public. We are furnished by Gov. 
Prescott with an additional list, which we publish in this number 
of the Register. It gives an account of and locates some very 
interesting and valuable paintings, and shows what can be accom- 
plished by the well-directed efforts of one person who is interested in 
securing the likenesses of men who have been prominent in public 
life, and who have been connected with the literary institutions of 
the State. We hope the work done in New Hampshire vrill be 
entered upon in other States. — Editor.] 

Dartmouth Collbgk. 

Hon. Salmon P. Chase, LL.D., Class of 1826. Senator in Congress 
from and Grovemor of Ohio, Secretary of the United States Treasury, Chief 
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Presented by Greorge 
S. £dgell of New York city. Class of 1870. A copy of an original painting 
in the Treasury Department in Washington, D. C. 

Rev. William Cogswell, D.D., Class of 1811, Professor in Dart- 
mouth, President of Gilmanton, N. H., Theological Seminary. An original 

VOL. XLIX. 16 



178 Portraits tn New Hampshire of Public Men. [April, 

paiDting by Ulysses D. Tenney. Presented by George Cogswell, M.D., of 
Bradford, Mass., a brother. 

Hon. Amos Kbndall, LL.D., Class of 1811, Journalist and Philan- 
thropist. A prominent figure during the administration of Andrew Jackson. 
An oil portrait, presented by his daughter, Mrs. J. Kendall Stickney, of 
Washington, D. C. 

Hon. Edward Spaldino, LL.D., Class of 1833. A life size crayon. 
Presented by himself. Mr. Spalding has been a liberal supporter of the 
College, and for more than twenty-five years was a prominent trustee. 

Hon. Mellen Chamberlain, LL.D., Class of 1844. A life size crayon 
by Burdeck. Presented by himself. Mr. Chamberlain has been a liberal 
benefactor to the College. He has held high and responsible positions in 
the State government of Massachusetts and the city of Boston. 

Hon. Edvtard F. Notes, LL.D., Class of 1857. An oil portrait two- 
thirds length by G. P. A. Healy. Presented by his wife, of Cincinnati, 
Ohio. Mr. Noyes was a General in the late war. Governor of Ohio and 
United States Minister to France. 

Rev. Joseph Barlow Felt, LL.D., Class of 1813. An oil portrait, 
by Edgar Parker. Presented by his kinsman, Hon. Joseph B. F. Osgood 
of Salem, Mass. It represents Dr. Felt at the age of 69. Dr. Felt was 
a distinguished antiquarian and historical writer. 

Hon. Mills Olcott, Class of 1790. Presented by the widow of the late 
Prof. Samuel G. Brown, D.D. Mr. Olcott was Treasurer and Trustee of 
the College. His daughters married the Hons. Joseph Bell, Rufus Choate 
and William H. Duncan, all graduates of Dartmouth. 

Prof. Oliver Payson Hubbard, LL.D. Portrait painted by U. D. 
Tenney. Presented to the College by the class of 1856. Prof. Hubbard 
is still living in New York city. He is a graduate of Yale in 1828. Dr. 
Hubbard was for many years Professor of Chemistry in Dartmouth, is now 
Professor emeritus, and one of the overseers of the Thayer School of 
Engineering. 

Hon. Samuel Fessendbn, LL.D., Class of 1806. Presented by his 
son. Dr. Charles S. D. Fessenden of Louisville, Ky. Mr. Fessenden was 
a prominent lawyer in Maine for many years. Three of his sons graduated 
from Dartmouth and four from Bowdoin. Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden was 
his son. 

Hon. IcHABOD Bartlbtt, Class of 1808. Presented by his nephew 
James W. Bartlett of Dover, N. H. Mr. Bartlett was one of the ablest 
lawyers in New Hampshire ; was Speaker of the New Hampshire House of 
Representatives and a representative in Congress from 1823 to 1829. 

Rev. Zedakiah S. Barstow, D.D. Presented by his son Josiah Whit- 
ney Barstow, M.D., of Flushing, New York. Dr. Barstow was a Trustee 
of the College from 1834 to 1871. 

Hon. Peter Olcott and wife. These portraits were presented by Mrs. 
Sarah Olcott Brinley of Newport, R. I., a granddaughter. Mr. Olcott was 
a Trustee from 1788 to 1808, and was the father of the Hon. Mills Olcott 
He held many important positions in Vermont. 

Hon. William H. Duncan, Class of 1830. Presented by Miss Mildred 
Crosby of Hanover. Mr. Duncan was an able lawyer. He was well 
known to the Dartmouth Alumni for many years. 



1895.] Portraits in New Hampshire of Public Men, 179 

Rev. JosiAH Gardner Dayis, D.D. Presented by his daughter and 
her husband. Dr. Greorge A. Spalding, of New York city. Dr. Davis was 
a graduate from Tale in 1836. He was a Trustee of Dartmouth from 
1871 to 1891. 

Gen. Wheelock Graves Yeazet, LL.D., Class of 1859. An oil 
portrait by U. D. Tenney. Presented by himself. Gen. Veazey was a 
prominent soldier and officer from Vermont in the late war; also an Asso- 
ciate Justice of the Supreme Court of that State, and now a member of the 
Interstate Commerce Commission. 

Edvtard C. Carrioan, Class of 1877. This portrait was painted by 
Mr. Mills of De Pauw University, Indiana, and presented by H. W. 
Knight, Esq., of New York city, a half brother of Mr. Carrigan. Mr. 
Carrigan was an active alumnus, and took a lively interest in the College, 
but died soon after he entered upon his profession as a lawyer. 

Phillips (Exeter) Academy. 

Hon. John F. Potter, of Wisconsin. He was a pupil in the Academy 
in 1832. Went to Wisconsin and commenced the practice of the law. 
Was a member of the 35th, 36th and 37th Congresses, and United States 
Consul General to Canada during the administration of President Lincoln. 
An original by U. D. Tenney. Presented by himself. 

Hon. Alpheus Felcq« LL.D., of Ann Arbor, Michigan. A pupil in 
1821. When young moved to Michigan. Held many and important 
State offices. Became Grovemor of and United States Senator firom the 
State. Has been prominently connected with the State University. 

An original portrait by Ralph Morgan of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Presented 
by himself. 

The portrait of Joseph G. Hott, LL.D., now in the Academy, has been 
copied by U. D. Tenney, and presented to the Washington University, St. 
Louis, Mo., by his son, vfho was Chancellor of that institution at the time 
of his death. 

In State House at Concord. 

Hon. James Bell. United States Senator, prominent lawyer and 
statesman. Oil portrait by J. Harvey Young. Presented to State by his 
children. 

Hon. Edward H. Rollins. Speaker New Hampshire House of 
Representatives, Representative in Congress for six years. United States 
Senator. An original by Daniel J. Strain. Presented to State by his 
children. 

Hon. William E. Chandler. Speaker New Hampshire House of 
Representatives, Solicitor of the United States Navy, Assistant Secretary 
of the United States Treasury, Secretary of the Navy, United States 
Senator. A copy of the portrait in the Navy Department, Washington, 
D. C, by Ulysses D. Tenney. Presented to State by himself. 

Hon. Jacob H. Ela. United Stated Marshal for New Hampshire, 
Representative in Congress. Life size crayon. Presented to State by his 
widow, Mrs. Mary H. Ela. 

Hon. Abner Greenleaf. President New Hampshire State Senate, 
Editor, etc Oil portrait Presented to the State by his children. 

Hon. Albe Cadt. Secretary of State from 1814 to 1816. Presented 
to the State by his granddaughter. 



180 Garreetian in the Cotton PedigreA. [Apnl, 

Capt James S. Thornton, of the United States Nayj. A great grand- 
son of Hon. Matthew Thornton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. 
Capt Thornton was execatiye officer of the United States gunboat KtoT" 
9age, when she sank the rebel pirate Alahcana, and was very active in the 
engagement An original by U. D. Tenney. Presented to the State by 
his widow, Mrs. Ellen W. Thornton. 

Gren. John Stark. The original was painted by Miss Hannah Crown- 
inshield, when the General was 82 years old. This is the only correct 
likeness of him extant Hon. George C. Gil more of Manchester, N. H., 
and Wm. C. Todd of Atkinson, N. H., aided much in the finding of and 
securing this portrait It was paid for by the State. Painted and enlarged 
by U. D. Tenney. 

Hon. Arthur Livermorb, son of Hon. Samuel, was Justice of the 
Superior Court of New Hampshire from 1799 to 1809. He was also an 
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1813 to 1816. Presented 
to the State by his son, Hon. Arthur Livermore, late United States Consul 
at Londonderry, Ireland. 

N. H. Agricultural College. 

£x-Gov. Frederick Smtth. This portrait is two-thirds length; was 
painted by U. D. Tenney, and presented to the College by GrOY. Smyth, 
who has been Trustee and Treasurer since its establishment 

A large number are promised for the State, and the institutions in it 
above named. 



A NEEDED CORRECTION IN THE PEDIGREE OF THE 
COTTON FAMILY AS GIVEN BY MR. SAVAGE, 
MR. SIBLEY AND SOME OTHERS.* 

By Henrt Williams, A.B., of Boston, Mass. 

In Mr. Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of New England, vol. 
1, p. 164, we read: 

Elizabeth [Cotton] m. Rev. William Williams of Hatfield, as was once 
said, but erroneously, for she m. Rev. James Ailing of Salisbury and his 
successor. Rev. Caleb Cushing. 

In vol. 4, p. 560, in giving the sons of Isaac son of Robert 
Williams, the first of the line, who came to this country in 1637 
and settled at Roxbury, Mass. : 

William b. 2 February 1665, H. C. 1683, minister of Hatfield, ancestor 
of a long line of distinguished clergymen. 

Mr. Sibley, in his '' Harvard Graduates,*' vol. 3, p. 264, says : 

In regard to Williams's family there is much obscurity and uncertainty. 
The statement often made, that Williams's first wife was Elizabeth, bom 
18 August, 1665, who died 7 August, 1698, daughter of the Reverend 
Seaborn Cotton, H. U. 1651, cannot be true; for in 1688 this Elizabeth 

* This article wu scddentally omitted in the Jaaoary nnmber. 



1895.] Correction in the Cotton Pedigree. 181 

married the Reverend James Ailing, who died 8 March, 1695; and 14 
March, 1697, she married the Reverend Caleb Coshing, H. U. 1692, Al- 
ling's saccessor. 

Here are two very positive statements, and other writers of leas 
note have followed Savage and Sibley. 

In a volume entitled ** The Grenealogy and BBstory of the Family 
of Williams in America^" published in 1847, page 159, it is stated 
that 

The Rev. William Williams of Hatfield, second son of Isaac Williams, 
of the second generation, was born Feb. 2, 1665, was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1 683, and settled at Hatfield, Mass., as a minister of the gospel, 
in the year 1685. He married for his first wife, soon after his settlement, 
a daughter of the Rev. Dr. Cotton, dbc. 

This book, written by a country physician. Dr. Stephen West 
Williams of Deerfield, Mass., in the leisure moments snatched firom 
the time engrossed by a large professional practice, deserves especial 
commendation. Dr. Williams was one of the pioneers in this kind 
of enquiry now become so common, and though his work, as might 
be expected, is not wholly firee from errors, and though others since 
have improved upon his methods, a tribute of gratitude is due to 
his memory from all his kindred, for his patient, painstaking and 
disinterested service in their behalf. Dr. Williams was elected a 
corresponding member of this Society Jan. 6, 1846, and died July 9, 
1855. (See extracts from an autobiography of Dr. Williams in 
Vol. 2, Memorial Biographies, N. E. Hist. Gen. Society, p. 389, 
contributed by his daughter, Mrs. Helen Maria Huntington.) Dr. 
Williams's grandmother, Esther, was granddaughter of Elizabeth 
Cotton, and it might have been taken for granted that her father, 
the Rev. William Williams of Weston, a graduate of Harvard Col- 
lege in 1705, well knew his mother's maiden name. 

In ^ Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit,'' published ten 
years after Dr. Williams's book, we find it again stated that Wil- 
liam Williams of Hatfield married Eliza [beth], daughter of the 
Rev. Seaborn Cotton, of Hampton, New Hampshire. It will be 
seen that both these publications preceded the volumes of Mr. Saav- 
age (1861-1862), and Mr. Sible/s in 1885. 

In the first volume of the New-England Historical and Genealo- 
gical Register (1847), in Mr. J. Wingate Thornton's pedigree 
of the Cotton family, the marriage of William Williams of Hatfield 
to Elizabeth Cotton, daughter of Seaborn, is again stated. Also, 
in a pedigree of the Cotton family, compiled principally from the 
foregoing in the Reokteb and a manuscript of the late Bosseter 
Cotton of Plymouth, in the possession of William 6. Brooks, Esq., 
and Mr. Jackson's History of Newton, which was published in A&. 
Drake's folio edition of die History of Boston, in 1857 (sixteen 
years before Mr. Sibley published his first volume of Harvard Ghrad- 
uates), we learn that John Cotton's first child, Seaborn (bom on 

VOL. XLIX. 16* 



162 Correction in the Cotton Pedigree. [April, 

board the ship Griffin, in which John Cotton came to New England, 
^Marigena" in the old H. C. Catalogue), married Dorothy Brad- 
street, and had a daughter Elizabeth, bom Aug. 13, 1665, who 
married William Williams of Hatfield. Again, that John Cotton's 
fifth child was John, whose daughter Elizabeth married the 
Rev. James Ailing of Salisbury, and aft;eTwards the Key. Caleb 
Cushing, his successor. Hence it is evident that there were two 
Elizabeths, cousins, both of whom married clergymen. But we 
need not stop here in settling conclusively and once for all this dis- 
puted genealogical point. 

Seaborn Cotton was minister at Hampton, N. H. for many years, 
and was succeeded by his son John. Seaborn kept a Journal or 
Church Record which at his death was continued by his son, and 
afterwards by his successor, the Kev. Nathaniel Gookin. A copy 
of this Journal was presented to the Genealogical Society some 
years since by the late Dr. John S. H. Fogg, and more recently 
from the same source, the original has come into the Society's pos- 
session. This last is a precious relic, though time-worn and some- 
what dilapidated ; for here we have in Seabom's own handwriting 
many an interesting record. As, on one page, this : 

I was married by my Father Mr. Simon Bradstreet to his eldest daugh- 
ter Dorothy, June 14. 1654. 

And in his son John's handwriting : 

My honored Grandfather Bradstreet died March 28^, 1697, in ye 94^ 
year of his age, and was buried at Salem April 2. '97. 

And this: 

My sister JSlizabeth Williams^ diedy 1698 and W(u buried alHaijidd, 

In final evidence, the stone erected to the memory of Elizabeth 
Williams may still be seen and deciphered in the old Hatfield bury- 
ing-ground. 

Jonathan Edwards preached the funeral sermon of William Wil- 
liams of Hatfield, in which, as quoted by Mr. Sibley, he uses these 
words: 

He was a person of unoommon natural abilities and distinguished learn- 
ing, a great Divine, of very comprehensive knowledge, and of a solid ac- 
curate Judgment. 

The writer of this article has seen his common-place book, a 
quarto volume bound with clasps, the entries in which are mostly 
in Latin. 

From the facts above stated it may be seen that the Williamses 
who can claim descent from this " Divine," so distinguished in his 
day and generation, and from his first wife Elizabeth Cotton, can 
also trace their lineage back to the Rev. John Cotton, to Governor 
Simon Bradstreet and his wife Anne Dudley (^The Tenth Muse"), 
daughter of Governor Thomaa Dudley by his first wife. 



1895.] LeUets ij(f Ool. TlMka$ Weiibrdok tmd otfAer^. 183 



LETTERS OP COL. THOMAS WESTBROOK 

AND OTHERS, 

BELATITE TO INDIAN AFFAIRS IK ICAINK. 

Communicated by William Kjlxb Trabk. AJf .. of Dorcbetter, Mass. 

[Condoded ftom toI. xItU!., page 441.] 

Master Roll of Capt Richafd Boanie and Company, from May 12tb to 
July 14^^ 1725. Examined Novem' 15^ 1725, p' Jno, Whedwr^t, for 
Jeremiah Allen Esq' Treasa'. 



Richard Bourne 
Solomon Baton 
Jer* Howse 
Robert Stanford 
Thomas WiU 



Cap' 

Lieu' 

Lieu' 

Ens" 

Serj' 



Serv* To Cap* John Dayis 
John Oliver Serj' 

Servt To Cap' Bonnie 
Josiah Peter Serj' 

Serv* to John Otis JoiF 
John Pockonnet Serj' 

Serv* to Cap* Bourne 
Thomas Ned Corp" 

Serv* To John Baxter 
Benj* Sennnitt Do 

Serv* To John €h>reliam 
Joseph Ralph Do 

Serv* To Jon* Lewis 
Thom* Tarrah Do 

Serv* To Coll. Bonnie 
Joseph Woues Cent^ 

Serv* to Jo* Holloway 
Job Marsh 
Isaac Tomshit 

Serv* to John Goreham 
Joseph Capee 

Serv* to Eben^ Hinckley 
Nehem^ Notwamnck 

Serv* To Benj* Nye 
Joseph Wicket 
Joshua Wicket 

Serv* To Isaac Hlnekly 
Joseph Croodi 

Serv* To Tho* Hallett 
Robin Fuller 

Serv* To Benj* Crocker 
Sam^ Oliver 

Serv* To John Chipmao Jon' 
Amos Qnason 



Sam" Tray 

Serv* To Tho» Nye 
Amos Allmiqait 
John Peter 

Serv* To Jo* Stnrges 
John Allmiqait 

Serv* To Jer« Howes 
Paul Manasses 

Serv* To Paul Sears 
John Ellimes 
Peter Dogamus 

Serv* To Paul Sears 
David Quason 
John Seimiquit 

Serv* To Will"* Hedge 
Edw^ John Wampetndk 

Serv* To Cap* John Otis 
Joseph Takenesh 
Mosses James 

Serv* To Coll© Otis 
John Peetrius[?] 
Aaron Chin 
Jam' Queach 

Serv* To John Otis Jnn* 
Jere^ Coaly akoi Ned 

Serv* To Lott Gray 
Joseph Twiney 

Serv* To Tho* Clark Jun' 
Joel Daniel 

Serv* To Sam^ Storge Esq 
Sam^ Harry 

Serv* To Collo john OCls 
Josiah Popnamack 

Serv* To Benj* Cro^ssr 
Elisha Peter 
J(jhn Quoy 

Serv* To Benj* Boime 
Shabel Harry 

Serv* To Coll» Otis 



184 Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others. [April, 



BenJ* Soloman 

Serv* To Capt Willis 
Sam^ Wicket 
John Williams 
Sam^ Hunter 

Ser^ to Lemuel Pope 
Jacob Sqoam 
Peter Newasoonuck 

Serv* To Ja» Barker 
Stephen Wampis 

Serr* To John West 
John Commoscon 
Benj* Wanno 

Ser*ToCaptWilles 
Abel Obediah 

Isaac Moit 

Ser* to Capt Wills 
Elisha Elisha 

Ser* To Do 
Abraham Jones 

Ser* To Jer* Howes 
Joseph Quason 

Ser* To Jo« Sturges 
Isaac Phillips 
Henry Passuit 
James Russell 
George Sachamis 

Ser* To Josiah Dote 
Jacob Eeto 
John Bossen 

Ser* to Majr Goreham 
Josiah Crooch 

Sort To Do 
Abel Blinks 

Ser* To Shubal Baxter 
Samuel Eeephegin 

Ser* To Josiah Barse 
Tom Daniel 
Simon Abraham 

Ser* To Maj' Goreham 
Eben' Cosens 
Abel Tom 

Ser* To Maj' Goreham 

Mass. Arch. 91 : 139-141. 



Cen»» 



John Allimon 

Ser* To Is^ Done Esq' 
Joshua Tripp 
Greorge Greorge 

Ser* To Sam^ Niles 
Sam* Quoy 
Nehemiah Cowet 
John Tripps 

Ser* To Jo* Done Esq 
Dan* Cossens 

Ser* To Do 
John Papeus 
Tho" Chamuck 

Ser* To John Davis 
Isaac Hassaway 
Nath* Beachgrass 

Serv* To Maj' Goreham 
Greorge Gedidiah 

Serv* To Do 
Elisha Schamus 

Ser* To CoU<> Jn^ Otis 
John Comsett 

Ser* To The" Jenkins 
Joshua Wood 

Ser* To David Parker 
David Jobb 

Serv* To Jei* Dellingham 
Aron Numick 

Serv* To John Otis 
Mosses Peig 

Serv* To Collo Bourne 
Amos Shanks 

Ser* To Collo otis 
Tho' Hanneway 

Ser* To Tho» Adams 
Jo' Pockonnet 

Ser* To Silas Bourne 
Eliak"" Quacom 
Peter Job 

Ser* To John Otis 
Jacob Paule 

Ser* To Theo«« Chushing 
Thomas Peter 

Ser* To Shub^ Howland 



Muster Boll of Capt James Grant & Company Voluntiers from June 25 



to Aug. 4, 1725. 

James Grant Cap^ 
Arthur Bragdon Lieut 
Joseph Smith Sargt 
Samuel Gitchell Do. 
John Goodwin Do. 
Dan^ Smith Corp> 
Hugh Ross 
Samuel Shaw 



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York 
Do 
Berwick 



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York 

Berwick 

York 



John Conner Cen^ 
Jn<^ Mason " 

Michael Coffin Corp^ 
Joseph Emery Cent. 
James Abbot 
Daniel Libby 
Daniel Stone 
Bich<^ Earle 



Berwick 
Eittery 
York 
Berwick 






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Jn^ Warren Cent. Berwick 



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Thomas Holmes 
William Black 
Tho* Emery 
Job Jennings 
John Hem 
Aqniller Hale 
Tim^ Higgins 
Jer^ Moulton 
Tho* Bragdon 
Joseph Linsoott 

Mass. Arch. 91 : 144, 145. 



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Joseph Astin Cent. York 

Joseph Main 

Job Tonng 

Samnel BtJe 

James Oliver 

Caleb Tonng 

Ichabod Cnzins 

Eben' Wittom « 

Joseph Bracej ^ 

Jedediah Prebble <' 

Moses Butler Clerk 



Wells 

Kittery 

York 



u 



Berwick 



[In a later Roll of Capt James Grant and Company from Sept 20^ to 
Oct 9^^ 1725, the forgoing names are included with the following additional 
ones, namely, James Chadbnm, Ens. Kittery ; Centinels, James Goodwin, 
Thomas Gubtill, Grabriel Hambleton, Benj* Bragdon, Moses Spencer, all 
of Berwick ; Alexand' Ferguson, Zechariah Emery, Greorge iUUs, Nath^ 
Bams, Joseph Growen, John Frey, all of Kittery; Joseph Plaisted and 
Joseph Rankin, of York; Peter Rich, of Wells. Mass. Arch. 91: 154- 
156. In Capt Grant's Company of Voluntiers from October 13^ tP Not. 
14, 1725, there are in addition to many of the above the following names, 
Henry Dresser, Will"' Grant, Nath' Bams, Joseph Growen, Jol^ Frejy 
Moses Spencer, Solomon Thomas. Mass. Arch. 91 : 201, 203. j 



Muster Roll of the Sloop Sea Flower, Cupt Simon Slocom ConMmder; 
a Transport in his Maj^^ Service Elastward. 

Simon Slocum Master & Pilot Zachariah Coboum Seaman 
William Boreman Mate Samuel More Ditto 

William Bums Mate John Chnrdi Ditto 

The Sloop about 60 Tonus w^ 4 Guns. 

Mass. Arch. 91: 146. 



A Muster Roll of the Company in His Majesty's Serriee under the 
Command of William Cannada [Canedy] Captain. 



WUP Cannada 
Benj» Wright 
Rolort Stanford 
Jo* Burden 
Jo' Studson 
Josiah Meeds 

Seryt To Cap* Canada 
Benj* Durfey 
Rich* Pomroy 
Ja* Bragdon 

Ser* To Li* Wright 
John Oliver 

Do To Cap* Bourne 
John Attamon 

Do to Jo* Done Esq 
Tho* Tarror 

Do To CoU* Bourne 



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Lieu* 
En* 
Serj* 



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Dan^ Cussens 

Do To Esq Done 
Josh* Tripp 

Do To Do Done 
Benj* Solomao 

Do To Capt Willia 
Joel Daniel 

Do To Sam^ Stuiges B9q 
John Peehue 

Lost a Pro. Gun 
John Pepeens 
Abr* Jones 

Bea^ So Jex* House 
Jo» Worde? 

Do To Jo» Holloway 
Nehem^ Natwamn<^ 

Do To BenJ* Nya 

AI^QMiali 



186 Letters of OoL Thomas Westbrooh and others. [April, 



James Queich 

Do To John Otis Jnn' 
Simon Trenumetuch 

Do To Majr Goreham 
Tho* Daniel 

Lost a Pro. Gun 
Able Tom 
Isaac Hassaway 
Eben' Cusens 

Lost a Pro. Gun 
Job Mark 
Sam" Oliver Bun 

Ser< To Chipman Jan' 
John Qnoy Run 

Do To Benj* Bourne 
Henry Pesuit Do 

Josiah Crook Do 

Do To Majr Goreham 
Isaac Phillips Do 

Elisha Sachem Do 

Do To Collo Otis 
Peter Washanks Do 

Do To Ja* Barker 
Joshua Hood Do 

Do To Do Barker 
Sam^ Capehicks Cen^ Bun 

Ser* To Jon* Pence 

Mass. Arch. 91 : 178-180. 



Ned John 

Josiah Popnemonoch 

Do To Benj* Crocker 
Eliak°> Quacom 
Amos Shanks 

Do To CoUo Otis 
Josh* Wicket 

Do To Isaac Hinckley 
David Job 

Do To Jer* Dellingham 
Jacob Paul 

Do To Theophilus Cushin 
John Comshite 

Do To T Jenkins 
Moses Peig 

Do To Collo Bourne 
Tom Wills 

Lost Pro. Gun 

Do To Cap* John Davis 

Abel Blinks 

Do To Shubel Baxter 
Peter Dogamus 

Do To Paul Sears 
John Boson? 

Do To Majr Goreham 
Bobon Jereny 

Do To Benj* Crocker 



Do 



Bun 



Bud 
Bun 

Bun 
Bon 

Bun 



Master Boll of Capt. John Gyles from June 10, to Nov. 3, 1725. 



John Gyles Capt 
Sam^ Eaton Lieut 
Moses Harper Clerk 
Bowland Norton Drum' 
Sam^ Tompson Sent^ 
Bobert Lithgo 
John Stanwood 
John Cochron 
Mass. Arch. 91 : 185, 186. 



Sam^ Staples 

Simon Pender Serv^ to John Gamage 

Tho" Eaton 

Joseph Flood 

Luke Wells 

Sam^ Tompson 

Joseph Cross 

Mosses Cenney 



Muster Boll of Capt Joseph Heath & Company, at Bichmond, from 
June 16*^ to Novem' 9*^ 1725. 



Joseph Heath Capt 
Jacob Clark Lieut 
Jabez Bradbury Ensigne 
Sam^ Harnden Sar^^ 
Simon Holdin Sarg^ 
John Pumry Corp^ 
Thomas Policy 
John Pyke 
And' Macfadeu Sen^ 
Joseph Skill ings 
Peter Ayers 









Boxbury 

Topsfield 

Salisbury 

Bedin 

Cambridge 

Piscataqua 

Boston 



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Eittery 
Milton 



James Coller Sen^ 
George Harris 
James Simpson 
John Bayley 
Peter Charles 

Serv^ to m' Anibal 
Larance Bond 
Bob^ Willson 
Sam^ Powers 
Thomas Pym 
Moses May 






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Chelmsford 

Concord 

Nantucket 

Boston 

Barnstable 

Mistick 
Boston 
Charles town 
Boston 
Philadelphia 



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James Grardner Sen^ 
Uriah Grates 
WiUiam Amos 
John Folley 
William Cochran '^ 
Henry Sanders Corp" & 
John Quonnnm Sen^ 
James Smith " 
Edward Goodwin <* 
Aaron Copp 
John Surges 
John Donee 



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Hingham 
Boston 

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Brunswick 

Drumer 

Dartmouth 

Salisbury 

Almsbury 

Haverhill 

Kittery 

Ipswich 






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Thomas Nason Sen^ 
Edward Chapman' 
Rich"^ Tucker 
Sam" Burrel 
Jacob Hunt 
David Sergent 
ThomasMaciaden'' 
Peter Heeal " 
James Macbride ^ 
James Bnrdeen '' 
Francis Procter " 
James Cochran ** 



Boxford 
Ipswich 

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Almsbury 



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Boston 

Haverhill 

Lynn 

Kittery 

Boston 

Brunswick 



Mass. Arch. 91 : 187-189. 



Muster Roll of Cap^ Sam^ Jourden and Company, June 18^ to Nov. 11^ 
1725. 



Samu' Jourden 
John March 
Nath^ Jourden 
Arthur Noble 
David Bryant 
Edm** Mory 
Hugh March 
Trueman Powel 
Wiir Russell 
Wiir Wright 
Josh* Hooper 
Samuel Cole 
John Ruunalds 
James Inch 
Wiir Browne 
Tho* Jones 
Joseph Perram 
Rich^ Clark 
Nathan^ Davis 
Mass. Arch. 91: 197, 198. 



Capt 
Lieu* 

Do. Serf* pay 
Ens" 
Serj» 

Corp* 

Sen« 



John Bagshaw 

Israel Sabin 

Will"" Bermingham 

Charles Cammell 

Jacob Kee 

John Reed 

Leonard Dennet Serv* to 

N. Tarbox 
John Falkner 
Joseph Convers 
Edw** Procter 
John Frost 
Judah Toung 
Wiir Dyer 
John Brian t 
Henry Pendexter 
Nehemiah Pitman 
Francis Proctor 



Muster Roll of the Sloop George, Cap* David Franklin Comander, a 
Transport in His Maj*^ Service Eastward. 

Capt David Franklin Mast' & Pilot Peter Perry Seaman 

Joel Smith Mate John Gravel *' 

Anthony Baker Seaman John Mcfedris '^ 

The Sloop about 60 Tonus w*^ 4 Gunns. 

Mass. Arch. 91 : 199, 200. Nov. 15"» 1725. 



Muster Roll of Capt John Penhallow from June 8th to Novem. 15^ 
1725. 



John Penhallow Capt. 
John Morrison Ens 
Is* Pratt Serg* 



Sam* Love Corp* 

Dan* Mackentire Do 
Rich* Walford Sent* 



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Michael Micom 


Sent^ 


Tho» Motherwell 


Colnm: Smith 


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W" Johnson 


John Wood 


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Israel Sheldon 


Urian Angier 


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James Morrison 


John Mcfadres 


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And^ Finlow 


Tim^ Swan 


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Mofgan Miles 


John Mullen 


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Peter Harden 


Seth Toby 


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Edw* Painter 


James Mattocks 


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Nehem^ Robertson 



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Morgan Miles from May 12*^ 1724 to Aug* 18"* 1725 put in p' Approbft 
of His Hon' the L* Gov' : the s^ Miles be taken at Arrowsick & Carr^ away 
p* y® Indians to Canada, who made his Escape from them & Retum'd to 
His Post. 

Mass. Arch. 91 : 204, 205. 

[Six of Capt. Penhallow's men in the Roll of 1722, three years before, 
were still with him, namely, Mackentire, Walford, Smith, Wood, Angier 
and Motherwell.] 



Muster Roll of Cap* Sam^ Wheelwright & Co. from Jane 5fl to Novem' 
IB"* 1725. Examined Novem' 20*^ 1725. 



Sam^ Wheelwright Cap* Wells 
Na**: Wheelwright Ens Do 



Noah Davis 
Joseph Day 
James Burnam 
David Stikney 
Philip Hoyt 
James Medoll 
James Lagget 
Ich^ DuDam 
John Burks 
Will. Duly 
Benj: Smith 
Isreall Triker 
Will : Kirk 
Jon*: Wattson 



Sarg* Harvill 
Do Wells 
Do 
Newbry 



Clerk 

Cer" 

Do 

Sne" 



Will : Hartwell 
Philip Brown 
Je': Hopkisson 
John W bitten 
Moses Donner 
John Manning 
Amsbrey Sam^ Boathby 
Wells Will James 
Plimtonn Will: Laraby 
Do Philip Durrell 
Ostrriver John Eavens 

Do Jacob Hamblen 
Boxfort John Stuardifort 
Wenam Josiah Keen 
Capean John Baker 



Concord 

Charlstown 

Rowly 

Barwick 

Salsbrey 

Cambrig 

Wells 

Brigwater 

Wells 

Do 
Dogister 
Bastible 
Plimouth 
Seateate 
Boston 
MUton 



Dismist 
Do 
Do 
Do 
Do 



Amsbrey John Macdaniell 
Mass. Arch. 91 : 209, 210. 

[Thirteen of the above thirty-two names appear in the Master Roll of 
Capt Samuel Wheelwright & Company from October 23"^ to June 2^ 1724, 
as printed in the Registrb, xlviii., page 283.] 



Command of Allason Brown, Return Nov. 26, 1725. 



Allason Brown 
Tho' Perkins 
George March 
Joseph Averill 
John Murphy 
Wiir Taylor 
Nath. Hendricks 
Wiir Hughs 
Tho' Gams 



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Serj 



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Corp^ Ipswich 
Hingham 

Cent" London 
Haverhill 
Salem 
Boston 



Philip Fowler 
John Whitten 

Serv* to Jas. 
Sam^ Morgin 
Eben' Chamberlin 
John Baxter 
Joshua Walker 
Edm"^ Morse 
Joshua Peirce 



Newberry 

Arundal 
March 

Arundal 

Oxford 
Charlestowne 
Piscataqoa 
Dismist 
Newberry 



1895.] LeUersofCol. Thomas Westhrook and others. 189 



John Hntchins 
Lazarus Gooding 
Sam* Littlefield 
Rich** Peirce 
Tho* Wormwood 



Haverhill 

Dismist 

Newberry 

Ipswich 

Wells 



John Watson 
Emanuel Averill 
Tho* Waley 
Ste° Harding 



Amnda) 
Sandwich 
Swausey 
Pilot Amndall 



Person Eveleth his Aoco^ for ProvisioBs. 

Mass. Arch. 91 : 215, 216. 

[In the Muster Roll of Serf Allison Browne & Company from Novem 
ber 1723 to Jane 1724, printed in Register, xlviii., page 440, the names 
of twelve of the above persons appear; those of Murphy, Taylor Hendricks, 
Hughs, Grimes, Fowler, Whitten, Morgan, Charaberlin, Baxter, Walker 
and Whaley, but their residences are not always the same.] 



Muster Roll of Cap* Joshua Moodey & Co. from June 1*: [to] Nov. 22^ 
1725. 



Joshua Moody 
Jn^ Robbens 
Joseph Lampson 
James Parker 
Eben. Hall 
Peter Walton 
Berij* IngerMll 
John Ross 
James McCasland 
Jn** Barbetteen 
Eben*" Gnstin 
David Gustin 
Thorn* Hipton 
Robert Bailey 
Benj* Skillen 
Zech* Brackett 
John Trott 
Renond McDanold 
Jn° Barbour 
Mass. Arch. 91: 219, 



Cap* 
Lea* 
Ensign 
Sergent 

Ditto 
Corprill 

Ditto 

Ditto 
Sentinall 
Do 
Do 



220. 



Rice Nicholls 
Joseph Thomas 
Eben' Hall Jon' 
W" Kind 
Ma the w Ryall 
James Buckston 
Francis Wyman 
James Coddenham 
Richard Webber 
Jn*^ Burnett 
W°» Nummockes 
W°>Tarrah 
Josiah Lowell 
W" Stinson 
James Mcfarlin 
Jn® Malcum 
Rich** Pomroy 
Nath" Winslow Sen' 
Ceaser Negro 



Muster Roll of Cap* John Gray & Company From June 1"* to Nov. 30, 
1725. 



John Gray 
Benj* Larraby 
James Woodside 
Nath" Knight 
Dern : Jorden 
John Getchell 
John Sawyer 
Benj* Horskinns 
Daniel Jackson 
Tho' Willcox 
Rich* Page 
Benj* Ray 

VOL. XLIX. 



Capt 
Lent 
Ensign 
Sergt 
Do 
Corperell 

Do 

Do 



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Centen° 
Do 



Francis Bons 
Dismissed 

Nicholas Bode 
W°» Fitjwimons 
James Carter 
Richard Babson 
W» Hide 
Eben' Ingolsby 
Thomas Perry 
Martyn Jameson 
W™ Jamison 
Thomas SkeltoD 



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190 Letters of Col. Thomas Westhrooh and others. [April, 



Thomas Nash 
Benj* Hooper 
John Perry 
James Fly 
Rob^ McKanny 
James Libbey 
Henry McKanny 
Sampson Plummer 
Robert Jorden 
Rob^ Denoldson 
Tho* Fraizer 
Israel Mitchell 
Roger Perry 
Kurd p' Indians 



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Eleaser McKanny 
Robert Maines 
Charles Pinde 
Tho" Burnett 

Son to Jno Burnet 
David Denning 
W°» Woodside 

omitted Last role 
Robert Dening 

Killed by Indians 
W°» Earle 
Eben'^ Nutting 
Joseph Wait 



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Boston Nov' 25*^ 1725 



Mass. Arch. 91: 221. 



Muster Roll of Capt. William Canady from Nov' 1724 To Nov' 1725. 
Examined Novem 2^^ 1725. 



William Canady 
Stephen Whittacker 
Daniel Elethorp 
Franciss Pun chard 
Edward Bishop 
Peter Parry 
Thom. Lawrence 
Stephen Morrells 

Serv* to Ben]* Knowlton 
John Norris 
Benj* Speen 
John Church 
Jeremiah Belcher 
Elkanah Totman 
Isaac Chamberlain 
Mass. Arch. 91 : 223. 



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John White 
Philip Butler 

Daniel Roff 

Serv* to Lieu« Wright 
John Murphy 
Josiah Meeds 

Serv* to Cap' Canady 

Daniel Griffin Ipswich 
Serv» to Michael Farley? 

Thomas Dun 

Serv* to Cap* Saunders 

John Pilkinton 
William Thomas 
William Kelly 
John Church 



[In the Massachusetts Archives, vol. 52, page 452, there is a letter, 
without date, supposed to be after the 10th of August, 1736, directed to 
Col. T. Westbrook, which contains an allusion to some complaints of the 
Indians in regard to obstructions to the passage of fish near Sebago Pond. 

" His Excellency, the Grovern' has lately rec** a Letter, Dated the 23'* of 
May past, from Harrow House, in Falm^, without being signed by any 
person, complaining of Insults and Threatenings &c. some of your People 
have met with from some of y® Indians, without giving any Reason there- 
for in the said Letter w^ inclosed a Letter from Capt Tho : Smith of the 
Truck House at Saco Falls, directed to yourself, wherein His Excel l^^ was 
informed that three Indians belonging to Ammiscogan River were at Bid- 
deford in Order to take Passage on Board a Sloop bound here, and y^ their 
business was to complain that the River leading to the Sebago Ponds was 
80 dam*d and Obstructed." 

The letters that follow were copied from originals in possession of a 
gentleman in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.] 



1895.] The Town Hilary. 191 

[Endorsed] 
For the Honour^ William Pepperell Esq. 

Ejttery. 

Harrowhoiue, in Falmouth, August 25, 1737. 
I hope we shall saw some time next month and as soon as I Can get 
any quantity^ I will send word immediately. I Return thanks for the 
offer of the Pipe of wine which would be very acceptable at this Ume but 
dare not meddle with it until the old debt is paied. 

If my uncouth Letter carried the colour of warmth or choler in it I beg 
pardon and will be more prudent for the future. With all due regards to 
your Lady and obediense to your selfe I remain S' your most hnmb 
servant at Command Tho* Wbstbbook. 



Honour'd Sr. 

I Receiv'd your favours P' m' John Wilson, of the 9^ instant, 
and am very sorry we have not water to saw you a sloop load of boards as 
you desire, our dam not being mended at Presumpscut, which will Cost us 
the best part of 2 thousand pounds to repair and secure it besides the dam- 
age of the Saws being stopt which is the onely Reason I have not paid yon 
your money, as I wrote, but as soon as the mills go I will let yon have a 
sloop load of boards or the money which will suit best. 

Honor Harrowhouse, in falmouth, nov: 8, 1737. 

S'' I Receued your fauer By mistr hanscon. We haue not aney 
Water to saw (aney) hordes : it greavs me I cannot answer your order for 
hordes nor money our milles not going, a[n]d the grat charg I have been at 
this Sumer has much Reducest me at present, therefcre I must begg your 
pachenes some time longer. 

I thanck you for your kind ofer to send me aney thing I want a[n]d that 
you Were Plest to informe me that mr Waldron a[n]d familey were Well ; 
not hauing furder to ad[d] I Rema[i]n sir 

your most obeden* serv* 
Si'' Ple[a]8 to giue all due regardes to at comand 

Honor. Will [i] am Pepperrell. Tho* Westbbook. 

S' Excues the Blunder in not 
leaveing [m]ore Rume below. 



THE TOWN fflSTORY. 

Commnnicated by ReT. Axsoir Titvs, of Someirille, Msas. 

A town history is becoming a municipal necessity. There has, 
within twenty-five years, developed a sentiment in this regard. 
Many towns have caught upon the sentiment and have published 
either portions of their records, or a history of their past proceed- 
ings and social life. This is well. To preserve the spirit of earlier 
citizens, to learn their excellent ways and profit by their mistakes, 
and to note the advancements made in all local afiairs, is a filial 
obligation. The preservation of worthy history is as important, at 
least, as the repairing of a highway or the erection of public buildings. 



192 The Town History. [April, 

The creation of a favorable sentiment is the initial step. With 
an educated sentiment the people will not be satisfied with a cheap 
and hastily prepared work. There have been quite enough of local 
histories with an abundance of buncombe and high-toned binding. 
The local history worthy of the name must be superb in chronicling 
the past life of the town. To do this there must be work and research. 
It can be no sudden or holiday affair. With a sentiment which can 
be fashioned through the columns of local papers, or local historical 
society, which will demand detail and fullness, there will be a sup- 
port, commensurate with the book. One of the excellent methods 
of proceeding is for the town to select a committee of interested 
persons, who will supervise and direct the compilation of data, and 
with power to select an editor, lay out the general plan of the work, 
and then recommend to the people an appropriation which would 
carry forward the same. The compilation and publication of the 
history should be under the care of the town's best men, and not 
under the '* enterprise " of a distant publisher. 

With a history well planned there should be a systematic search 
for information. The official records must come first. This is not 
the task of a day. The records of the town, the courts, the churches, 
the archives of the state should be examined, and all the essential 
items transcribed. The chief doings of the town in each of its 
years, the matters requiring settlement in the courts, the better life 
of the people as expressed in the records of the churches, and the 
political life as is shown in it6 relation to the commonwealth, all 
have an indisputable interest to the great public. Historical books 
already published, manuscripts laid away perhaps by past towns- 
men or ministers, unknown to the present generation, m some of 
the libraries of the metropolis, correspondence of leading citizens 
stowed away in the attics of old homesteads, diaries of former 
people, ancient petty books of the business men of the town, should 
be sought out and examined, and in fact all data from every source 
should be noted. The memories of the 'oldest inhabitant' should 
be recorded and tested by the records already at hand ; traditions 
of the people should be received, but with caution. The news- 
papers, many files of which are in leading libraries, should be read 
over and items gleaned therefrom, and comparisons made with the 
already collected data. This gathering of information cannot be 
done too thoroughly. 

For the latitude of Massachusetts and the older towns of Maine 
and many communities of other New England States, there is no 
richer mine of unpublished data, than in the State House at Boston. 
Here are petitions from every quarter and on every subject ; here 
are official documents of all the affairs of the people in war and 
peace, and all the dealings with the Indians, French and the mother 
country ; here are the land grants given for services rendered in 
the earlier defenses of the colonies ; the incorporations of towns 



1895.] Th^ Town History. 193 

and plantations, of parishes and schools ; memorials which have 
come up to the Great and General Court for the pacification of 
some local disturbance ; and claims and counter-claims upon almost 
unnumbered subjects. The town historian cannot afford to neglect 
this fountain head of information. 

A local history should be a local history. Every town has sub- 
jects in common with other towns. These do not require fullness 
of detail. This is the province of the general history. But each 
town has a separate government and social life which need be 
recorded with judicious fullness. There should be given lists of 
the town officials and representatives ; the part the town played in 
the various wars, Indian, Revolutionary and Civil, with names of 
soldiers and account of services rendered ; the business men and 
various trades carried on ; the organizations and schools, which 
have been established for the improvement of the social life and the 
education of the youth. The town minister of former days comes 
in for a generous bestowal of attention. Around him and the 
meeting-house were woven their choicest interest. The religious 
history needs to be told, but not burdened with pious detail. The 
town history should be plentiiuUy illustrated with landscape, ancient 
homesteads, public buildings, historic sites and portraits of prominent 
citizens. These are le^timate and their insertion should be en- 
couraged ; there should be at least two or three maps of the town, 
showing the original highways, settlements and homestead sites; 
and also of the town at time of publication. 

A chief factor in a local history is the genealogy of its families. 
This is essential. Local life and family life arc closely woven. 
The family of the earlier generation is not enough. The simple 
transcription of births, marriages and deaths is better than nothing ; 
but to have the same edited with a skilful hand and completed by 
means of family information, verified by probate and other records, 
is much better. An excellent and the most widely adopted method 
of arranging genealogy is that used by the Historical and Genb- 
AiiOoiCAL Register. 

The importance of town histories is growing more manifest. 
There is a call for them outside of those immediately interested. 
The rapidly forming libraries over the country are calling for them. 
They become as books of reference. Hence to make them service- 
able to the humble citizen and the interested stranger there must be 
an index, full and complete, of names and subjects. The writer ia 
one of those " little critics who clamor for indexes.** With full 
information of the community in peace and war, with detail as to* 
its official and social life, with family genealogies, with maps and 
an index, the local history will be cordially supported by an appro- 
priation from the common treasury of die people. The names, 
valor and labor of former citizens are essential to the better life o£ 
the growing yoath. 

VOL. XLIX. !?• 



194 JBroi€9 an ike English Garfields. [April, 



MORE NOTES ON THE ENGLISH GARFJELDS. 

Bj W. P. W. PsiLLiiiOBX, UJL, B.C JL, London, Eng. 

A LITTLE more than eleTen yean ago I compiled an account 
of the Garfield family in England. This appeared in the Regis- 
ter for July, 1883. The object of that article, to show the 
descent of the late President Garfield from his English ancestors, 
was not attained, and the problem of the precise origin of the iamily 
is still undetermined, though it would not be safe to say that it is 
insoluble. Since then more facts about the Garfields have come to 
light, and the readers of the Register may be glad to have them 
collected together. 

The general result tends to show that the English Garfields were 
settled in the neighborhood of Rugby on the borders of the two 
counties of Warwick and Northampton from the early part of the 
sixteenth century, and thou^ it does not appear any now are 
dwelling in the villages with which they were then connected, yet 
the name still exists in both counties, and it seems probable, 
though it is obviously impossible to prove it, that all Garfields are 
akin to one another. It will help to show how very localized the 
family was if we give a sketch diagram to indicate their principal 
early habitats, which all were within a range of a few miles : 



WARWICKSHIRE. 

Ctrnrch . 

Lawford. Clifton on 

+ Rngby. + Dansmore. 

+ 

Bllton. + + HIU Morton. 



NORTHAMPTONSHIRB. 

+ Cold 
Ashby. 

+ Kilsby. 

+ Ashby 
Ledger. 



The early Garfields appear to have held no higher rank than 
that of small yeomen and husbandmen, while some were of even 
humbler degree. In this respect the probable English ancestry of 
President Garfield forms an obvious contrast to that of Washington, 
who also is associated with Northamptonshire, and consequently we 
have little chance of meeting with sufficient records which will help 
us to trace out a connected pedigree. 

It is clear, nevertheless, that in the latter part of the sixteenth 
century one of the Kilsby family, Ralph Garfield, emigrated to 
London and amassed considerable wealth in mercantile pursuits, 
while his grandson Benjamin Garfield aspired to coat armour, and 
entered his pedigree at the Herald's Visitation in 1663 ; this family, 



1695.] JToies an the English OarfiddB. 195 

it will be remembered, ceaaed to exist in the male line on the death 
of Benjamin Garfield in 1680. To the pedigree of this London 
line, printed in 1883, it seems desirable to add the further informar 
tion since obtained. 

Salph Garfield, who described himself in his will as " citizen & 
djer of LfOndon," though his grandson dignified him with the title 
of " esquire " and styled him " of Kilsby,** bou^t land at Totten- 
ham, Middlesex ; this appears from his son's inquisition post mor- 
tem, the proceedings on which now follow : 

Writ of diem daunt extremvm directed to Ralph Briscoe, E^., escheator 
of Middlesex, dated 27th November, 6 Charles I. [1630], on the death of 
Benjamin Garfeild, gentleman : — 

Inquisition taken at the Quest House, High Holbom, 31st January, 
6 Charles [1631], on the death of Benjamin Garfeild, gentleman, before 
Ralph Briscoe, escheator of the Lord the Kmg in the said county, hy the 
oath of Samuel Clerke, etc.. who say, etc. 

That the said Benjamin Garfeild at the Ume of his death was seized in 
his demesne as of fee in the moiety of one messuage and 4 acres of land 
with the appurtenances to the said messuage adjoining, and 2 acres of land 
called Marygolds, and in the moiety of 2 acres of land called Stones, and 
in the moiety of one acre of land formerly called The Grove, lying at Dead- 
man's Hill, and in the moiety of two acres of land and one cottage huilt 
thereon, in the occupaUon of ... . Lane, widow, and in the moiety of 1} 
acres of laud in Longbridge Fields, all which premises are situate in Ekl- 
monton, Middlesex. That he was also seizad in the moiety of one field 
called Thether House Meade, containing 6 acres, in Tottenham, Middlesex, 
and in the moiety cf 2 acres of land at Chapman's Green, Tottenham, and 
in the moiety of 1 acre and 1 rood of laud and 4 acres of wood, in Totten- 
ham. That he was also seized of one tenement called Belsars and 1 ^ acres 
of land to the same adjoining in Ekimouton, and 2 acres of land called 
Dodeshill, in Edmonton, and one wood called Mark Grove, containing 6 
acres, in Edmonton, and in three closes of land called Sprattman's, contain- 
ing 12 acres, in Tottenham, bought by the said Benjamin Garfeild of one 
John Davies, and in one messuage situate in Bowes, in Edmonton, and one 

acre of laud to the same belonging, bought of Richard Fox and 

Turnedge, and one parcel of land called Adam's Mead, containing 3 acres, 
and in other parcels of land called Stonelands, containing 3 acres, and in 
one close called Claypitts, containing 4 acres, and in one other close of land 
called Curtis Grove, containing 5 acres, and in one messuage and a parcel 
of land called English Grove, containing 2 acres, bought of Geoffery Walk- 
den, which last-mentioned premises are situate at Eklmonton. That he was 
also seized of 1| acres of land and wood in Tottenham with the messuage 
built thereon, bought by Ralph Garfeild, deceased, father of the said Ben- 
jamin, of Thomas Eklredge and John Edredge. 

That the said Benjamin Garfeild by his last will on the 14th September 
last declared as follows: — ^^ And as touching the ordering and disposing of 
my messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, with their appurten- 
ances whatsoever, I hold in fee simple within the county of Middlesex or 
elsewhere I give, devise, and bequeath ths same onto my said son Benjamun 
Garfeild, and to hb heirs and assigns for ever." 



196 Ifhies.on.the Unglish GarfieUs. [April, 

That the said Benjamin Garfeild died on 15th October last [1630]. 
That Benjamin Garfeild is son and nearer heir of the said Benjamin Gr^- 
feild, and on the 20th March last was of the age of 16 years. That Eliza- 
beth Garfeild, relict of the said Benjamin Garfeild, is now living at Clerken- 
well, Middlesex. 

That the premises in Tottenham held of the Dean and Chapter of St 
Paul's as of their manor of Bowes are worth 13 solidates of rent per an- 
num. That Belsars, etc., are held of the same Dean and Chapter, and are 
worth 10s. per annum. That the premises called Dodesbill, etc, were held 
of whom the jurors know not, and are worth 10s. per annum. That the 
premises bought by Ralph Garfeild, deceased, were held of whom the jurors 
know not, and are worth 12d. per annum. 

Writ of melius inquirendum, dated 28th February, 6 Charles I. [1631] 
on the death of Benjamin Garfeild, gentleman: — 

Inquisition in pursuance of last-mentioned writ taken at the Quest 
House, in High Hoi borne, before Ralph Briscoe, Esq., by the oath of, etc 
who say, etc. 

That the premises called Dodesbill are held of the Dean and Chapter of 
St. PauFs ill free socage by fealty and an annual rent. That the close, 

etc, called Claypitts were held of Heborne, Esq. as of the manor of 

Willoughbies, in Edmonton, by fealty and the rent of 4d. per annuoL That 
the close called Curtisgrove was held of the lord king as of his manor of 
Edmonton, by fealty and the rent of 20d. per annum. That English Croft 
is held of whom the jurors know not. That the messuage and 1^ acres of 
land in Tottenham are held of the Right Hon. Hugh Hare, Lord Coleraine, 
as of his manor of Tottenham by the annual rent of Id. 

We have already seen from Ralph Garfield's will that his son 
Benjamin Garfield was " beyond the seas in 1607," and the follow- 
ing extract shows that his grandson Benjamin was likewise a 
traveller out of England : 

Journals of the House of Commons, 21 April, 1642: 

*' Resolved upon the question. That Benjamin GarBeld of Middlesex and 
Peter Cowper of Huntingdon Esquires, shall have a Warrant under M' 
Speaker's Hands to go beyond the Seas, without the Lett or Interruption of 
any of his Majesty's ofiicers of the Ports, notwithstanding any former Order 
of Restraint." 

From the Chancery Proceedings, Bills and Answers, we get the 
following : 

A bill of complaint dated 25 January 1629 by Benjamin Garfield of St. 
James, Clerkenwell was filed against John Highway and Mary his wife and 
relates to an alleged mortgage of the **Star" in Shoreditche. 

By way of reply. Highway seems to have taken proceedings 
against Garfield, the nature of which is sufficiently indicated by the 
next document, which we abstract : 

Bill of complaint, dated 1 December 1630, by John Highway, citizen & 
brewer of London: recites his bill in Hilary term last against William 
Atkinson and Benjamin Garfield both deceased. 



1895.] IToUm cm ike English QarfiekU. 197 

The complaint relates to the Stane in Shoreditch ; the petitipner 
started a brewery and alleged that Benjamin Garfield of St. James, 
Clerkenwelly agreed to advance £70 in the business. Garfield paid 
part only, and disputes arose about the payment of the remainder ; 
suit is brought by Highway against inler alios^ Elizabeth Garfield, 
widow and executrix of Benjamin Garfield. What the result was 
we have not further traced. 

Further entries appear in the Clerkenwell registers, and also in 
that of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, from which we may infer that 
" Master Benjamin Garfield " who had removed to the then more 
foshionable locality of St. Giles in the Fields, had sopie poor kin- 
dred around him ; how they were akin to him we have no meams C|f 
saying. 

RegtMier of & JameM^ CMotnwdL 

Henry sou of Benjamin Garfeild. 

Elizabeth da. of M' Benjamin Qarfeild, io their house. 

James son of D^ 

Mary da. of l^ 

John son of D^ 

Anne da. of D^ 

Aodley son of D® & Elizabeth his wife. 

Edward Godward & Katherine Garfeild mar^ 

Eliz. d. of Benj. Garfield bur^ 

John 8. of ly* bar^ 

Ann d. of !>> bur^ 

James s. of D^ bur^ 

M' Beniamyn Garfeild bar. in y* Vault. 

Frances d. of Ben. Garfeild bur^ 

1679. Jan. 29. Master Willift Stone (or Store) 4k Mistris Mary Gar- 

feill. by lie. 

Christening, 1670. Jane 6. Thomas s. of Will in 4b Mary Garfeild. 
Burial, 1661. Aug. 12. Frances, wife of Benjamin Grarfieild, bar' in 

the Charch. 
Chnstening. 1680. Apr. 3. Willift s. of Willift 4k Mary GarfeUd. 

Buriali. 

1680. Oct. 10. Master Beniamin Garfeild boryed from S^ Giles's in 

the feilds. 

1682. July 18. Willi& Garfeild a Wever, an Inhabytant. 

1683-4. Feb. 8. William son of W^ Garfeild, weaver, from the 

Black Swan. 
1685>6. Mar. 22. Mary Garfield from Bull Alley. 

Register of St, Botolph^ BithopsgaU. 

Baptism. Benjamin son of William 4b Ann Garfeild 19 Noyember 1668 
Burial 19 March ]6f}. Benjamin Garfield. 

• 1621-2. 



Christenings : 


1616. 


June 9. 


1617. 


June 15. 


1618. 
1619. 


July 29. 
Nov. 21. 


1620. 
♦1621. 


Sep. 17. 
Feb. 13. 


1623. 


Oct. 5. 


1630. 


Nov. 28. 


1617. 
1620. 
1621. 


July 26. 
Sep. 24. 
Feb. 17. 


1625. 
1630. 


May 4. 
Oct. 18. 


1653. 


July 1. 



198 Notes on the English Oarfields. [-^P^' 

On 20 February, 1672, administration of the goods of John 
Garfield, late of St. Mary, Matfellon alias White Chappell, co. 
Middlesex, was granted to Elizabeth Garfeild, the relict. 

Marriage licenses granted hy the Bishop of London, 

1626-27. Jan. 25. William Sanky of S' Mary Woolnoth, citizen & 
goldsmith, a bachelor aged about 26 and at his own government, and Ann 
Garfield of the same parish, maiden, about 21, her father deceased. 
George Dale of St. Mary Woolchurch, goldsmith, testifies the consent of 
Ann Blackmore als Garfield; at St. Mary Woolnoth. 

Dismissing from our notice the London Garfields, we return to 
those of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. The existence of 
the latter was unknown to us until the issue of the calendar of 
Lichfield wills in the Index Library, which showed five wills and 
two administrations. Moreover, the Rev. H. I. Longden found three 
more at Northampton, and printed exact copies of them in North- 
amptonshire Notes and Queries. These various testamentary 
documents are shown in the following list : 

♦1543. Thomas Gardfylde of Kylysby, Northampton. 

♦1544. Robert Gardefelde of Kyllysbye, " 

1556. Thomas Gradfyld of Ashbye legers, " 

1568. Robert Geyfild of Ashebie Leagers, '* 

1571. Elizabeth Garfeilde of Ashbie Legers, Peterborough. 

1586. Edwarde Garfeelde of Hillmortou, Lichfield. 

1582. Henrie Garfeeld of Bilton, 

1584. William Garfield of Bilton, " 

1596. William Garfield of " 

1597. Robert Garfeild of Church Lawford, " 

1601. Thomas Garefield of Ashbie Leogers, Northampton. 

*1608. Raffe Garfield of London, P. C. C. 

1618. William Garfield of Clifton on Dunsmore, Lichfield. 

*16I8. tJohn Garfield of Kilsby, Northamptoi. and P. C. C. 

1620. Robert Garfield of Church Lauford, Lichfield. 

1624. Thomas Garfield of Cold Ashby, Northampton. 

1631. Roger Gafieeld of Milton, Northampton. 

♦1633. Alice Garfeild of London, P. C. C. 

1666. Aquila Garfeild, of Islington, London, P. C. C. 

Copies or sufficient abstracts of those marked with an asterisk 
have already been printed in the Register, and the remainder in 
the preceding list are now given. Those from Northampton and 
Peterborough were transcribed by the Rev. H. I. Longden, and 
for the abstracts of the wills, etc., at Lichfield I am indebted to 
the kindness of Mr. A. T. Marston, the record clerk there, who 
gave such valuable help to the British Record Society in connec- 
tion with the calendar of Lichfield Wills which has lately been 
completed. 

fMj abstract of this will ^ven the Register agrees with Mr. Longden's except that he 
gives the name of Ralph Oarfeild's servant as Stonlie and adds a legacy to Thomas Basset 
son of Margaret Torason of £3 6s. 8d. On the other hand he omits a legacy and incom- 
pletely abstracts that to Batterisse Allan. 



1895.] ITotes on the Ungltsh Oarfields. 199 

Wills at Northamptok. 
Tkamoi Gradfyld of AMife kgen, 1666: 

** In the name of Grod Amen. In the jere of o' Lord god 1556 the 
xij daye of January I Thomas Gradfyld of Ashbye legers hole of mynd 
and remembrance make my last will and test' in this manner and forme 
folowynge first I bequethe my sole God Almightie to his mother St Marie 
and to all the holie company of heaven my bodie to be buried in the 
Church yard of Ashbye legers. Also I bequethe to the mother chnrche 
ij^. Ite« to the repcifucon of the anlter in Ashbye churcbe ij^. Ite, to the 
sepulcre light iiij*^. Also I bequethe to Robert Gardfyld my sone vj' viij^. 
to Ric, my son vj* viij*^ to Ralphe my sone yj* viij^ to John my sone vj* 
yiij*^ and Thomas Grardfyld my sone vj' viij^. Also I bequeth to Elixabethe 
Gardfyld my doughter vj' viij^ and a sowe also I bequethe to Thomas also 
x' vj' viij^. The residue of my goods my body buried my detts paid I geve 
to Hellen Gardfyld my wyf whome I make my sole executrix of all my 
goods not bequethed she to dispose them as she shall tbynk the best for the 
welthe of my sole and all christen soles in wytnes hereof S' Robert holmes 
pereiste John Cune Robert Grardfyld w^ other." 

Proved 27 April 1557. 

Bobert Gt^dd of Ashbie Leagen, 1667-8: 

'' Test Robti gerfyle de Ashebie Leagers, De£ anno Dni 1568. 

In the name of God Amen the xvij^ daye of Marche Anno Dni 1568 
I Robert Geyfild of Ashebie Lieagers make my testament and last will in 
this manner following ffirst I bequeth my soule to god my maker and 
redeemer and to his mother St Mary ai:d all the holy company in heven 
and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Ashebie Lc^Eigers Item I 
gyve to the churche of Ashebie legers iiij*^. Itm to the reparacon of the 
bells iiij^. Itm to the pavement iiij^. Also I bequeth to thom's gardfyld my 
sonn xij^ in money to be made of such goods as I have and to be delyvered 
hym at thage of xviij yeares Item I bequeth unto Elizabeth gardfild my 
sister a hyve at the daie of her marriage. The residue of my goods not 
bequeathed my body buried my detts paide I gyve and bequeth to Margrett 
my wifEe the w^ I make my soule executrix of all my goods not bequethed 
witness hereof Sebastian boyse gylbert herman and Edmund boyse w^ 
other mo." 

Invent xxxv^ v» x*. Proved 27 April 1568. 

Will at Petehbosocoh. 

Elizabeth Garfilde of Ashby Legers 1571 Archdeacon's Court, 

Peterborough ; vol. iv, fo. 65. 

Testm. Elizabethe Garfilde de Ashby legers. 

In the name of Gt>d Amen the xvij^ daie of April 1 & the xiij^ yeare 
of the Raigiie of our soveraigne Ladie Elizabeth of England franco & 
Ireland Quene defender of ye faith Ac I Elisabeth Garfild of Ashbie 
legers being sick of bodie & whole in mynd doo make my last will and 
testament in manner and forme following — ^my body to be buried in the 
Churchyard of Abhbie legers* after the manner of buriall Also I be- 
quethe a cow twoo shipe xx* y* fitther Cure oweth me unto Thomas Ing- 

• ShewubariedstAfhlorSt LQger22ApraiS71. 



200 2icftt8 on the English Garfielde. [April, 

land & iiij* vj** y* Edmunde West of Welton owethe me & other iiij* y* 
Deacone of Norton oweth me I bequeth unto y® said Thomas Yygland Itm 
I bequethe two of my best platters unto Raffe Garfild & other two platters 
unto Thomas Ingland. Itm I beqaeth Raffe Garfild ye best covering a 
blangkit yt is to make a boulster with y^ feathers iu & a pelowe w^ ye 
feathers in Itim I forgive Thomas Garfild xxx' yt he owethe me I be- 
queth John Garfild a hilling the hlaukit y^ is one ye bedd a pillowe yt is in 
ye coffer Itm I bequethe [to] John Garfild ij paire of shetes And ye rest of 
my linnen I bequethe to my mother Itm I forgive William Garfild v* he 
oweth me Itm I bequeth Elizabeth Hobie my goddaughter my best peti- 
cote my best smocke my chamlet sieves <& my best vaile Itm I bequeth 
mother Hobie one of my smockes. The rest of my goods I bequethe unto 
my mother to use hit according to her discretion Anno dui 1571 Witnesses 
of the same Gruflf floid Sebastiane Boyes John Cure Thomas Johnson w* 
others mo I make Thomas Ingland my wholl executor & overseer of my 
will. 

Prob. 1 June 1571 at Northampton 

Roger Gaffeeld of MUon, 1631, Abstract. 

May 21*S 6"* year of K. Charles, I Roger Gaffeeld of Milton co. North- 
ampton, husbandman — to my son Nicholas £20 within 2 years after my 
decease — to daughter Susan £10 to be paid, the one £5 within two years, 
the other £5 after the decease of my wife — to daughter Cattere £10 — to 
daughter Prudence £10 — to daughter Mary £10 — to daughter Margaret 
£10 — to god son Roger Randall son of Benjabe Randall my son in lawes 
child 20s — to my kinswoman Mary Gaffeeld the daughter of William Gaf- 
feeld 20s — to daughter Elizabeth 2s — my son William to enjoy all my land 
and houses within the parish of Milton on condition he pay the sums be- 
fore mentioned — my wife shall have half my household goods etc. — my son 
William to be sole executor — y* mark of Roger Gaffeeld, William Dey, y* 
mark of Thomas Seabrooke 

Proved 27 August 1631 by William Gaffeeld the son. 

Inventory of goods of Roger Gaffeeld taken 25 April 1631 Imprimis in 
the haule. One olde cubbard 4s; one old chear Is; one table and frame, 
one forme, one bench and bench bord, one round table, one falling table, 6s; 
one salting trof 3s. 4d; stooles w*** other Imple. Is; 3 peeces of putar 2s 6d; 
one lethare bottell, one spit and cobirens w^ alother Implements 4s; 4 
peeses of Bras 10*. 

In the Over parlor. 2 Barrels, one Cimnill, one WoUan wheele w*** 
other Implements 68 8d 

III the Nethar Parler. One joyned bed with the bedding belonging to 
it ?6s 8d; one standing bed w"* the l>edding belonging to it lOs; one pare 
of sheets napkins pillowbeeres 8s 2 coffars, one chest, one boultiugtn 8s, his 
waring apparell 20s, one cow 33s 4d; the crop of a quartere land [? 1 

old fa] OS 4d, one 6d 

Sum total xij" iiij* x** 

Aquila GarfeiM of IsKngton, Middlesex, gent 1665 : 

Aquila Garfeild of the parish of St. Mary Islington county Middlesex, 
gentleman : All my lands and tenements & hereditaments whatsoever and 
wheresover they are lying within the realme of England etc to my dear 
and loving wife Elizabeth Garfeild and my sods James and Aquilla equally 



1895.] Ifbies an the English Garfield^. 201 

to be divided, the suryivor to have the portion of the other dying withoat 
issue. To my son in law Christopher Woodward and bis wife Lacina each 
of them a silver spoon. To my loving cozens William & John Garfeild 

to each of them ds. To my loving coxen wife to Richard 

Garfeild deceased 5s To my loving oosen Nathan Garfeild the sum of 
10s. My sons James and Aquilla to be executors. 

Dated 8 November 1 665 

Proved 1 6 November 1 665 by Aquilla Garfeild one of the ezecators, 
power being reserved to James Garfeild. 

Th(ma$ GarefiM of Ashbie Leogen, 1601 : 

*^ Testa. Thorn's Grarefield de Ashbie Leogers. 

In the name of Grod Amen.*of Ashby Leogers in the Countie of Northon 
yeoman the xij^ dale of January in the xliij^ yeare of the Baigne of our 
Soureaigne Lady Queen Elizabeth that nowe is being whole in mind and good 
and perfect remembrance laud and prayse be given to god make and ordaine 
this my last will in manner and forme followinge. That is to saie ffirst I 
commend my soule unto Allmightie God my maker and redeemer and my 
body to be buryed in the Churchyard of Ashby leogers aforesaid And I 
bequeath toward the reparacon of the said church iij* iiij*^. Itm I give and 
bequeath unto my sonne Richard Garefield two bedsteads that came from 
Wrighton and one of those bedds withall furniture belonginge to it at the 
discrecon of his mother one cubboard standinge in the buttery, a table and 
a forme standinge in the millhouse, one brasse pot, at his mother's appoint- 
ment vj* viij^ to buy him a kettle, one platter and one pewter dish, one 
pay re of sheets and atowell. And also his mother my nowe wife to breed 
him a calfe w''* in two yeares next after my decease And also I give unto 
him a salt acandlesticke and x' in money. Itm I give unto Nathaniell 
Garefield the Sonne of thaforefl^ Richard Garefield the somme of vi' viij' 
to be paid w''* in one yeare next after my decease Item I give and bequeath 
unto my godsonne Thomas Browne a swarme of bees yf my bees hit well 
to be delivered to him to him (iic) w^ in two years next after my decease 
And if they hit not well then iij' iiij^ to be paid to him by my Executor 
hereafter named And to all the Rest of my godchildren I give iiij' a 
peece ymmediately after my decease Itm I give unto the ringers of the 
parish church of Ashbie aforesaid xij^ upon the daie of my buriall and 
meate and drinke Itm I give and bequeath unto my sonne Willm Gare- 
field the somme of xx' to paid to him w^ in four yeares next after my 
decease And after my debts paide and my funerall expences discharged 
the Residue of my goods chattels cattel and ymplem^ of householde stuffe 
whatsoever I give and bequeath unto Anne my wife and Isabell my daugh- 
ter and to the longer liver of them whom i ma)ce and ordaine Execut^ of 
this my last Will and Testament. And I do appoint ou'&eers of this my 
present Testament Willm Browne John Myles and John Groughe whom I 
hope will see all things accomplished aocordinge to this my meaninge. In 
witness whereof I have sette my hand and seale to this my present writhtioge 
the daie and yeare abovesaid. These being witnessed Willm Becke John 
Hill Willm Ragsdale 

Proved 12 Sept 1601. 

[To be continiied.] 

• The name of the teststor is not given in the transcript as printed in Northaaiploiuhlra 
Notes and Qaeries. 

YOL. XLIZ. 18 



202 2%e Snow Genealogy. [April, 



THE SNOW GENEALOGY. 

By Mrs. Chablbs L. Alden, of Troy, N. T. 
[Continued from toI. xlix., page 72.] 

21. Joseph* Snow {Joseph^ Nichola^), son of Joseph and Mary Snow, 

born Nov. 24, 1671, in Eastham; died in Eastbam Jan. 23, 1704-5; 
married Dec. Id, 1690, to Sarah Smith, whose parentage, dates of 
birth and death I have failed to find. They resided at Eastham, 
and had recorded on Eastham records their first child : 

i. Thankful* Snow, bom Jan. 15, 1692. She probably died nnmar- 
ried before 1717, for she is not mentioned in her grandfather's 
will. 

58. 11. Nathanikl Snow. 

59. ill. Joseph Snow. And perhaps others, who probably died yomig. 

22. Benjamin' Snow (Jo»eph\ Nicholas^), bom in Eastham June 9, 1673; 

died in 1748. He married June 16, 1700, Thankfiil Bowerman. (I 
have found nothing certain about her, but think she is a daughter of 
Thomas Bowerman.) Benjamin Snow made his will in 1748, and 
mentions Thomas, James, Seth, Benjamin, Betty Hatch, Mary 
Pepper, Susannah Smith, Rebecca Snow, Jane Snow, Thankful 
Pats. (I have placed some of the children in the order it seemed 
>to me the most probable one, where I had no dates to guide me). 
Children : 



60. 


i. 


EuzABBTH*, bom Oct. 10, 1702. 


61. 


U. 


Mart. 


62. 


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Benjamin. 


68. 


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Thomas, bom Feb. 6, 1706-7. 


64. 


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Susannah, bom Nov. 12, 1708. 


65. 


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Rebecca, bomHSept. 25, 1710. 


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vUl. 


Thankful, bom Jan. 1^, 1712-18. 


68. 


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Jane Snow, bom March 4, 1714-15. 


68. 


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23. Sarah^ Snow {Jofeph* Nicholas), born in Eastham April 30, 1677; 

died after 1717; married Feb. 15, 1699-1700, Benjamin Young, 
son of John and Ruth (Cole) Young, grandson of John Young, the 
first settler in Eastham. Benjamin Young's mother was sister of 
John Cole, who married Ruth' Snow (Nicholas). Children: 

i. Thankful* Youno, bom Dec. 20, 1700. 
ii. John Young, bora April, 17, 1702. 
ill. Daniel Young, bom April 4, 1704. 

24. Ruth' Snow {Joseph* Nieholcu^), bom Oct. 14, 1679; died after 

1717; married James Brown April 13, 1704. They resided in 
Eastham before the division of the town. James Brown may have 



1895.] Capt. William Meacham cU Bunker mil. 203 

been the son of the first settlers, William and Mary (Murdoch) 
Brown. Children : 



i. 


JosKPH* Brown. 


U. 


Jbssb Browk. 


iii. 


Ruth Brown. 


iv. 


ZiLFHA Brown. 


V. 


Janb Brown. 


vi. 


James Brown. 


vii. 


Georob Brown. 


viii. 


Bebecca Brown. 


ix. 


Benjamin Brown. 



Note. — It is almost impossible to place the different daughters. A Sarah' 
Snow (perhaps Mark*, Nicholas*) married Daniel Hamilton Ani^nst 5, 1706. 
If so, she may have died, and he married then a daughter of Joseph* (Nicholas*), 
either Mary or Jane, and had a daughter Bebecca. 



CAPT. WILLIAM MEACHAM AT BUNKER HILL. 

By B. 8. WiLLOOX, Esq., of Peoria, HI., Librarian of tlie Public Library. 

WnuAM Meacham, of New Salem, Mass., captain of a com- 
companj of so-called minute-men, was killed in the battle of Bunker 
Hill, but I have been unable to find any published record of that 
fact, and am told that his name does not appear upon the marble 
tablets at Bunker Hill, which profess to give the names of officers 
who fell in that action. 

In the Register, yoL 27, for 1873, page 122, his name is given 
in a ^ List of officers who were in the battle of Bunker's (Breed's) 
Hill, June 17, 1775, not named in Frothingham's 'Siege of Bos- 
ton,' second edition," as captain in Col. Benjamin Ruggles Wood- 
bridge's Regiment, but it is not stated that he fell there. 

As Capt. Meacham was mj mother's grandfather, and as family 
tradition and the family Bibles claim that he was killed at Bunker 
Hill, I have naturally looked for some official or published confirma- 
tion of the &ct, but, until this last summer, without success. 

Wliile in Boston, July last, pursuing my inquiries, Mr. G. W. 
Brown, the obliging attendant in the rooms of the Massachusetts 
State Archives, State House, handed me the original paper, wdl 
preserved, of which the following is a copy : 

December ye 15^ 1775 Tliis may certify that I William Stacy 6a I 
William Smith & I Ben*" Haskall were well-knowiDg to the guns of Capt W" 
Meacham and that of John GansoD, the sd Capt were killed the sd John 
were wounded in the action on Bankers hill ye 17 of June last we therefore 
have Prized the sd Capt. gun at £3 00* 00^ the Bayonet and Belt at £0 



204 Capt. William Meacham at Bunker Hill. [April, 

09' 08*^ and the sd Jno. gun at £2 14' 00<^ the ad capt. gun was a 
compleat fuze* the other a New french Regular guu 

William Stacy Maj*' 
William Smith Lt 

Bbnj*" Hascall Sergt. 

MoisaehusetU Archives, vol. 138, pttge S76, 

Here is the incontestable proof of what I was seeking, carefully 
filed and indexed and easily found at a moment's notice. My astonish- 
ment at finding such a document as this, at holding it in my hand, 
may be imagined, and also my gratitude to the grand old State of 
Massachusetts for so sacredly preserving and guarding the original 
records of the deeds of her brave sons. 

But Mr. Brown gave me a still greater surprise by stepping back 
into one of the alcoves and bringing me the original muster-roll or 
pay-roll of my great-grandfather's company, a little faded and yellow 
with age but in perfect preservation, containing the names of the 
fifty-three men who composed the company, date and place of enlist- 
ment, number of miles marched, amounts due each one for mileage, 
service, etc., etc., etc., and on the back, endorsed for filing, in a bold, 
clerical hand, the following : 

Capt W"» Meacham 
Army Roll £ 206: 18/9 
Jany 9^'* 
Coll Wodbridge's 

Reg». 

This muster-roll was headed : " A muster-roll of the Company 
under the command of Captain John King in Colonel Wood- 
bridge's Regiment to the first of August, 1775." 

The first line is in substance as follows : 

William Meacham, town, New Salem; rank, Captain ; killed June 17; 
time of enlistment, May ye 11"*; travel, 90 miles; amount, 1** a mile 7/6; 
time of service, 1 month 9 days; whole amount, £8 05" 11** 1^; guns 1, 
bayonet 1, himself lost June it, and so on. 

The second name on the roll is that of John King, sergeant, then 
captain, the one who succeeded Capt. Meacham in command, and 
who made out the quarterly pay-roll, Aug. 1st following. It is 
his name, evidently taken from this pay-roll, which appears in place 
of Capt. Meacham's in the Eegister, vol. 27, p. 122, for 1873. 

In this list or roll of fifty-three men in Capt. Meacham's company, 
who were mostly from New Salem, appear also the names of Jere- 
miah Meacham, Jonathan Meacham, John Meacham — four brothers 
Meacham — and Moses Curtis, who married their sister Mary Meacham 
after whom my mother was named. John Meacham died many 

* For fuiee, no doabt. 



1896.] Gmpl. WiUiam Meaekam ai Bunker BStt. 205 

years afterwards at Benson, Yt. Jeremiah died in Oneida Co. 
N. Y., and Jonathan at Petersham, Mass. Moses Curtis was the 
grandfather of the Rev. Dr. Harvey Curtis, a graduate of Mid- 
dlebuiy College and subsequently President of EInox CoU^e, Gales- 
burg, 111. 

Capt. William Meacham was bom in Salem, Mass., March 10, 
1742, and married Sarah Cook in 1771 — the ancestor of the fiunily 
came over to Salem previous to 1640, from Somersetshire, England. 

After his death his widow with her two young children, William 
and Jeremiah, removed to North Adams where she taught school, 
and then married Zadok Everest, a widower from Ticonderoga, 
N. Y., with two children, William and Sally. They had ten c£ul- 
dren more — Lois who married Erastus Swift of Bridport, Yt., son 
of the Rev. Dr. Job Swift, and afl;er whom I was named ; Zadok, 
Dudley, Udney, Hiram, Solomon, Charles, Loraine (grandmother, 
I think, of the Murrays of Clarendon Springs, Vt.), Ehoda and 
Esther. The Everests were a large fanuly connection long well 
known on the lake shore in Essex Co., N. Y., and in Addison Co., 
Vt. The Sally Everest mentioned above married Loudon Case 
and lived many years in Bock Island, 111. 

Since, so far as I have been able to discover, there exists no 
published acknowledgment* that Capt. William Meacham lost his 
life while commanding a company at Bunker Hill, although there 
is abundant and easily accessible evidence of the fact in the Massa- 
chusetts State Archives, I have thought it a matter of historical na. 
well as family interest to publish these particulars. There are many 
descendants of Capt. Meacham and his brothers who will be inter-- 
ested in knowing diem. 

Mr. Edward B. Hill, a lawyer, 45 Wall Street, New Tork, and great- 
grandson of the Jonathan Meacham who died at Fstereham, has a corresi 
copy of the moster^t)!! mentioned above, which I hgyA asked him to send 
yon for publication, if you can find space foe k. K. s. w. 

*NoTB.— 'I have read with interest the foregoing aceeont of Capt. WiDiam. 
Meacham, and I am glad to report that his sendees have already been recognized. 
In 1889 the City of Boston erected BCemorUl Tablets in Winthrop Sqnare*. 
Charlestown, inscribed with the names of* all the soldiers and ofDcers who were 
killed at Banker HilL On page 186 of the printed Memorial yolnme* yoo wUl- 
flnd conmiemorated General Warren and elglk other officers. 

Later on I obtained proof that two more officers were killed there^ Tift': ■ CapL. 
William Meacham and Uent. Benjamin West. In aty Doe. No. 54, of 18S0» L 
printed the evldenoe regarding Lieutenant West. I printed a letter in tiia* 
Sprina/Uld Bqmbliean of July 80, 1889, stating Ci^tain Meacham'b claims,, 
based on a paper then recently f onnd on the flies at tiie State Honse, and askinc 
for particulars about him^ Soon after, thoogh I do not recaU the date, I 
obtained leave from the proper authorities, and had these two names added on 
the bronze tablet. For some fonr years, therefore. Captain Meacham has been 
properly honored and the tablet can be seen by every visitor. 

I am very glad however that Ignorance ol the action of the City of Bostoa 
has led Mr. Willoox to prepare the preceding aoooont. 

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9^ Notes and Queries. [A^ril, 



NOTES AND QUERIES. 

NOTBS. 

Dbscknbants of Benjamin Clarke and Miriam Kilbt. — ^An excellent article, 
^entitled ** Christopher Kilby, of Boston," may be read in the Register, of 1872, 
Vol. xxvi., pp. 48-49. Kilby*s first wife Sarah, whom he married Aug. 17, 1726, 
was a daughter of the Hon. William Clark, and niece of Dr. John Clark ; she died 
April 12, 1789, ce. 81, some six months before her husband was sent to England, 
as the Provincial Agent. Other notes in the same volume (p. 487) and from the 
same pen, respecting the family of William Clark, are notably at error as to the 
aon Benjamin, who is stated to have married (Ap. 2, 1724) Miriam Kilby, cousin 
of the Agent, and to have had descendants by the name of Mason, Philips, 
Cntler, etc. In a letter of Feb. 11, 1876, the late Charles W. Tuttle, Esq., who 
wrote the account of Mr. Kilby, and the subsequent notes, says : " I took some 
imins to be accurate in my statements, in the little sketch of Mr. Clark and his 
descendants, in the Register referred to. I have gone over my authorities again 
to some extent, and find only this amendment to make, viz. : Benjamin Clarke 
signed his will adding a final e to his name ; I have many of his father's letters, 
all without the final e." He then proceeds to state that the Benjamin in 
question died in 1746, leaving a will which mentions his wife and the children 
(as given in the Register, 1872); among them Benjamin, a minor, *'now in 
Collie. I got some information of this Benjamin's descendants from an old 
gentleman living here, son of the late Hon. Jonathan Mason. He told me that 
Benjamin, H. C., and his brother Christopher, never married. They were his 
great-uncles." 

In refutation of the above statement, it will perhaps be sufficient to say that 
Benjamin, son of the Hon. William Clark, was bap. at the O. N. as late as Auff. 
10, 1718, and consequently could not have married in 1724 ; and that on Jan. 6, 
1746-7, Benjamin Clarke, merchant, and Rebecca Winslow, widow, two of the 
ehildven and heirs of William Clarke, Esq., deceased, to their brother-in-law 
Thomas Greenough, mathematical-instrument maker, quit claim in the estate of 
the late William Clarke, now occupied by his widow Sarah Clarke, one messuage 
near the Old North meeting-house, butted on n.e. by land of Thomas Hntcheson, 
said Benjamin Clarke and Rebecca Winslow and Susanna wife of the said Ben- 
jamin Clarke," &c. ; Suff. Deeds, Vol. 71, p. 264. Ten years later the house was 
sold by Greenough to Sir Charles H. Frankland. Clarke died a widower and 
childless, before the close of the Revolutionary War. 

As regards the Benjamin Clarke who did maiTy Miriam Kilby, we gather from 
the Boston records that Pilgrim Simpklns, having buried his first wife Miriam 
in Nov. 1660, was married a year later to his second, Catherine Richardson. The 
first was mother of Miriam, wife of Thomas Tyler, whose second son William, 
b. 1687, married first Sarah Royall, and second, Jane, widow of Capt. Benj. 
Clark of Kingston, N. H., and sister of Sir Wm. Pepperell. By his second mar- 
riage Simpklns had two daughters : Rebecca, b. 14 March, 1665, and Sarah, b. 21 
Sept., 1668; the first married John Kilby and was mother of Chistopher, the 
Prov. Agent; the second married March 20, 1691, Christopher Kilby (brother of 
John), and had Christopher, b. July 24, 1692, and Miriam, b. Dec. 5, 1696, who 
married, April 2, 1724, Benjamin Clarke of Boston, after whose death she be- 
come the wife of Samuel Hill. Mrs. Miriam Clarke's portrait, by Copley, was 
lately in the possession of her gt.-grand-dau., Mrs. Thomas W. Phillips.* In 
his will of Jan. 21, 1746, proved Feb. 16, following, Benjamin Clarke, "felt- 
maker," of Boston, "infirm & weak of body," mentions his wife Miriam and 
five children, all under age, viz. : Benjamin, who is to be sent to Harvard Col- 
lege, Christopher, Miriam, Sarah and Mary. In the Inventory of Feb. 23, 
Clarke is styled "hatter." John Phillips was appointed executor. As to the 
children ; Benjamin, H. C. 1750, is starred as dead in 1811 ; his bosiness was that 
of a brazier ; Christopher was living in 1760, a shopkeeper of Boston ; Miriam 
m. Oct. 12, 1747, Jonathan, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Scollay) Mason, 

• A. T. Perkins' life and Works of Copley, Boston, 1878. 



1895.] Notes and Queries. 209 

brazier, deacon of the O. S., who was living 1795, father of the Hon. Jonathan 
Mason, U. S. Senator, b. Aug. SO, 1752, and of Miriam Mason, b. June 16, 1754, 
who m. Sept. 13, 1774, Lt. Gov. William PhilUps. who d. May 26, 1827, «. 77; 
Sarah was living in 1760 the wife of Ebenezer Backns of Norwich, Ct. ; Mary 
b. 1728, m. Nov. 27, 1750, John Cutler, brass-founder, son of David and Anne 
Cutler; he was bapt. at King's Chapel, Nov. 8, 1723, and both were living in 
1795. Suffolk Deeds, Vols. 93, p. 101 ; 94, p. 214 ; 179, p. 197. i. J. a. 



York County (Me.) Deeds. — 

The attention of genealogists is called to the value of the ten volumes of the 
deeds recorded In York, which have been published under the auspices of the 
Maine Historical Society, covering the period 1642-1722. They contain a great 
amount of family history of interest to genealogists of the other New England 
States. The Indian Wars of 1676-1690 drove away about all the settlers along 
the Maine coast, and they became scattered throughout Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut. For nearly a third of a century 
the Province of Maine was left to the aboriginal residents and during that time 
those who had fled from their old home became permanent settlers in their 
several places of refuge, and when the province began to be resettled 1710-1730, 
they or their descendants sold their Maine estates to others. The deeds of trans- 
fer contain, therefore, many recitals of old and new residences, descents and re- 
lationship, etc., which are of extreme value. I quote examples from some of 
the late volumes to show this feature and I would advise genealogists to consult 
the fine indices of these ten volumes before they g^ve up the search for some 
elusive ancestor. 

New Hampshire. Job Clement of Dover with the consent of Capt. John 
Heard and all the rest of the children of James Heard, late of Kittery transfers 
certain property. Signed by Job Clement, John Heard, John Warden, Robert 
Evans and Samuel Small, 1713. (IX., 266.) 

Massachusetts. Ebenezer Wing of Sandwich sells to his brother-in-law 
Nathaniel Backhouse of the same town and Daniel Backhouse of Dartmouth to 
his brother Nathaniel, certain property belonging to their father Francis Back- 
house, late of Saco, 1719. (X., 183.) This name is modernized as Backus. 

Matthew Estes of Salem and wife Philadelphia, ** in time past relict widdow of 
Edward Hayes, late of Kittery.** 1719. (IX., 265.) She was daughter of 
Reynold Jenkins. 

Rhode Island. Isaac Nash of Kingston, and Dorothy his wife, daughter of 
Thomas Littlefleld, deceased, late of Wells, sells certain property in latter town ; 
and Lt. Wm. King of Sutton, Mass. and wife Rebecca, another daughter, also 
dispose of their rights, 1718. (IX., 146.) 

Connecticut. Richard Hunnewell late of Winter Harbor (Saco) to bis 
brother John, formerly of same '* now resident at Connecticut," 1692. (IX., 
179.) 

Dennis Morow (Morough) Senior, of Norwich sells his lands in Falmouth, 
Me., 1714. (IX., 342.) 

New York. Matthew Rew, late of Kennebec River, now resident of Staten 
Island, sells certain property at former place 1683. (X., 262.) 

Charles E. Banks. 



Childs Family. — In the genealogy of the Child, Childs, Childe family, by 
Elias Child, Utica, 1881, page 682, Reuben Childs is given as the head of a large 
body of descendants. His ancestors are reported unknown to the writer. His 
posterity may be glad to learn that Reuben Childs was son of Asa Childs and 
Rhoda, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Wright, a noted partisan oflScer in the Indian 
wars. Reuben was bom at Deerfleld, and baptized February 15, 1755. He was 
one of the minute men who marched from Deerfleld under Capt. Jonas Locke, 
on the Lexington alarm, April 20, 1775. He soon enlisted in the company of 
Capt. Joseph Stebbins, his old lieutenant, and was under him at the battle of 
Bunker Hill. Capt. Stebbins had not then secured his commission; it was 
signed by John Hancock, President of Congress, July 5, 1775. Childs was out 
again on the Burgoyne invasion, and in 1778 on the alarm at New London. He 
went to Conway in 1812, where he died October 15, 1843. 

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SIO JTotes and Queries. [Apnl, 

Grkknlbaf Family Bbgobd :-«- 

*** Samuel. Son of Bfr. John Oreenleaf and Hannah hia wife 
Born 26 Feb. 1680 

Martha. Daughter of Mr. John Boll and BCary hia wife bom 
7 August 1678. 

Samuel Greenleaf and Martha Bull were married by Mr. Bbenezer Fember* 
ton 
Oct. 14tt» 1708 

Hannah of SamU Greenleaf and Martha, his wife 
Born 
Elizabeth 
Samuel 
John 
Jonathan 
Martha 
Stephen 
William 

Samuel Greenleaf son of Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Mary Greenleaf 
Bom October 28, 1740 

Mehitable Snoden Daughter of Mr. William &Mr. Mehitable Snoden Bon 
December the 5 1763 

Samu Greenleaf and Mehitable Snoden married by Doctor Charles Chauncy 
Nov. 17, 1768 

Mehitable Greenleaf Bom July 5, 1764 

Martha ** ** May 23, 1766 

Samuel ♦♦ " July 26, 1768 

MarySnodin ** " Aug 11, 1770." 

The above records were copied by me from a Bible now in the possession of 
Mrs. S. B. Gould. The Bible was printed at London *' by John Baskett, Printer 
to the King's Most Excellent Majesty and by the assigns of Thomas Newcomb 
and Henry Hills deceased mdccxzii." Another imprint Is *' Frinted for Richard 
Ware at the Bible and Sun in Amen-Coraers, mdccxxv.** 
In the book is written '* Samuel Greenleaf | His Bible I Feb. 15 I 1780 " 
BoMon, M(us. THOMAS hooper, Jr. 

Note by the Editor. — John Greenleaf of Boston, the father of Samuel, above 
mentioned, married Hannah, daughter of William Veasey of Braintree, Mass., 
July 26, 1665. See Bboistbr, vol. 47, page 301, where a record of his family 
is given. No connection has yet been traced between him and Edmund Green- 
leaf of Newbury and Boston. 



Roger Grant. — The following item may be of interest to some readers of 
the Register, as Roger Grant is not mentioned by Mr. Savage : 

June 26 1662. Roger Grant the younger, of the Isles of Shoals, was appren- 
ticed to Ezekiel Northend of Rowley for thirteen years in consideration of one 
hundred weight of bread and one hundred weight of pork paid immediately to 
his father and three suits of clothes, three cows not over seven years old and 
a sow pig to himself at the end of the term. 

In 1679 Roger Jr. acknowledged the receipt of the aforesaid articles. 

Cambridge^ Mass, Edward R. Cogswell. 



Early Boston Book-binder.— In the York Co (Maine) Registry of Deeds, 
Vol. IX., p. 286, there is a document which refers to Nicholas Buttolph ** book- 
binder" of Boston, under date of 1718, which may be worthy of record as pre- 
serving the name of one of the early bibliopegists of the Hub. 

Charles E. Banks. 



Queries. 

Guild.-— 1. In the Guild Genealogy, published by Charles Burleigh of Port" 
land, is given the date of death of Samuel Guild (second son and eldest having 



1895.] JToUa and Queries. 211 

Iflsoe of John Gnild, the first of the nsme in Dedham), as occurring^ at X>e3bnm 
Jantuury 1, 1730. Is place of death correct? I can find no record of sach in 
tlie printed Dedham records. 

2. Nathaniel Gnild (see Rbgistkr, yoI. zi., page 210, for note regarding 
liim, copied from the MassachusetU Oiuette and Post Boy of Feb. 7, 1774), 
married Mehltable Farrington (or Hartshome?). Who was she? When and 
where was she bom? Who were her parents? When and where was she mar- 
ried? According to the Dedham records, their first ctiild was born February 
18, 1707-8. 

3. Moses Gnild, bom May 14, 1725, married Rhoda Mann of Wrentham on 
Febmary 1, 1758. When and where did they die? 

They had 13 children, bom during the period of 1753 to 1779. Were they 
bom In Boston? If not, where? 

4. Where were the cliildren of Moses, second child and eldest son of above, 
bora? Chables A. Dubo6Q. 

4233 Regent Square, West Philadelphia, Pa. 



Whbelock. —Savage in ** Genealogical Dictionary" says: 

** Of Samuel son of Ralph Wheelock I have power to tell nothing except tliat 
he lived in Shrewsbury.*' 

Ward in *• Register of Shrewsbury Families " says : 

'* Deacon Samuel Wheelock, whose wife's name was Lydia, came to Sbewsbury 
from Marlboro' before 1720." (Shrewsbury was founded 1717.) 

Temple In ** History of Framingham " says : 

*'Lydia daughter of Henry Rice married Samuel Wheelock." 

By uniting these three records, I am led to believe that they refer to the same 
person, and that this Deacon Satnuel was son of Ralph, and that he married 
Lydia Rice daughter of Henry and granddaughter of Edmund Rice. 

The chief dlscrepimcy Is in the difference between the date of his birth (1642) 
and that of his first child (1695-6). But if he Is that Samuel Wheelock who 
according to Temple married Lydia Rice, he must have been married late in life, 
for Lydia Rice was bom 1668, and was, therefore, 26 years his junior, and would 
have been but 26 or 27 years old at the time of the birth of his first child. 
Among his children were : Elizabeth, Hannah, Tamar, Rachel — names corres- 
ponding to the sisters of Lydia Rice. Judson Keith Drming. 

Dubuque, Iowa. 

Tatlor and Wright. — ^Wanted, 1. The parentage of Thankful Taylor (one 
record says •* of Plymouth"), who, Dec. 8, 1733, published her ** Intention of 
marriage" to Benjamin Gary, Jr., in Bristol, R. I., and was married to hUa 
there Dec. 26, by the Rev. Bamabas Taylor. They moved to Providence 1787, 
and later (date not recorded) were given a letter from the Beneficent Congre- 
gational Church, which they had joined, and where Benjamin Cary was deacon, 
to the church at Plainfield, Ct., where, however, no trace of them is found. 
Their children were : 1, John, b. 1734, at Bristol; 2, Joseph, b. 1736, at Bristol; 
8, Thomas, bap. 1747, at Providence; 4, Ebenezer, bap. 1747, at Providence; 5, 
Susanna, bap. 1747, at Providence; 6, Nathaniel, bap. 1750, at Providence; 
7, Thankful, bap. 1752, at Providence; 8, George, bap. 1754, at Providence; 9, 
Marey, bap. 1756, at Providence; 10, Abigail, bap. 1759, at Providence. 

Wanted 2. The parentage of Elizabeth Wright, who married Aug. 2, 1750, as 
his second wife. Lieutenant Joseph Deraing of Wethersfield, Ct. She died Oct. 
11, 1788. Her children were: 1, Elizabeth, b. 1752, md. Peter Bemis; 2, Abi- 
gail, b. 1755, d. In Infancy; 3, Mary, b. 1758; 4, Huldah, b. 1760, ra. Stephen 
Richardson; 5, Gideon, born 1762. 

David and Elizabeth (Buck) Wright, of Wethersfield, had a daughter Eliza- 
beth, b. Aug. 4, 1728. 

Jonathan and Hannah (Rand) Wright, of Wethersfield, had a daughter Bliza- 
beth, b. Feb. 14, 1720. 

Was Mrs. Deming either of these two? 

Any information regarding either Thankful Taylor or Elizabeth Wright will 
be most gratefully received. 

Poughkeepsie, N. F. (Miss) Hklbn Wilkinsok Rbtskkjw. 



212 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Attwood, ktc. — Capt. Elijah AUtoood, b. 1724; m. Nov. 21, 1764, Anna 
Chodspeed, b. .1784, and removed soon after to E. Haddam, Ct. He had a 
brother ^ndreto who was drowned before 1755; three sisters, Elizabeth^ Han- 

naht and one who m. Comstock, accompanied him to E. Haddam. He had 

fourteen children by two wives, all bom in Ck)nnecticQt. Tradition connects 
him with the family of Herman AUwoodt who came to Boston 1642. Who were 
his and bis wife's parents? 

Mary Botoley m. 1697 Samttel Olmsted at E. Haddam. Who were her parents? 
Was she da. or grandda. otMoses Botoley who removed from Cape Cod to Had- 
dam, Ct., where he died 1705? 

Deborah Paddock, b. 1705, m. 1725 Joseph* Doane ( Joseph^ ^ Dr. Daniel,* Deac. 
John^J of Chatham, Mass. Who were her parents? Was she da. of Bobert 
Paddock, who was Selectman at Chatham 1720? 

Mary Parker, b. 1788 (perhaps of Chatham), m. 1758 Selh^ Doane (Joseph*), 
who removed to Middle Haddam, Ct. Who were her parents? 

146 Herkimer St., Brooklyn, N. F. E. E. Cornwall, M. D. 



Lattimbr. — An ancient stone on *' Old Bnrial Hill," Marblehead, records that 
Christopher Lattemore (sic) died in 1690, aged about 70, and his wife Mary Lat- 
timer in 1681 se 49. The name of their son Hugh Latimer suggests descent from 
the brave and prophetic English martyr. Their daughter Susanna married John 
Pedrick, who concealed high lineage under an assumed name and was progeni- 
tor of a race of merchants. Another daughter, Mary Latimer, married Col. 
Nathaniel Norden, the earliest aristocrat of the town ; who used a coat of arms 
and *'held no great correspondence with other families.*' Savage says Col. 
Norden was *' perhaps brother of Samuel the cordwainer of Boston," but it is 
more probable that he was that son of the latter born in 1658. Can any one 
confirm this? He married, after 1719, Mary, daughter of Capt. John Legg and 
widow of Edward Brattle, who was son and brother of the two Thomases of 
Boston. Col. Norden died in 1724, and in 1728 she married Edward Goffe of 
Cambridge. Norden's will states that his sister Hannah married Joshua Huse 
cordwainer, formerly of Boston, and that their daughter Hannah married Jo- 
seph Dolbeare, and it makes a bequest to Mary Perkins, late Mary Hooper wife 
of Samuel Hooper deceased, and to her daughter Mary Hooper; also to Samuel 
Hooper ** son to my half sister, daughter of my father by his wife my mother 
in law." What Hoopers were these? J. R. K. 



Williams.— In diary of Rev. John Eliot, dated, "Roxbury, Ap. 8, 1673," 
occurs the following: *' Received of Colo. Williams a bag of coppers — weiglit 
84 pounds — in part of my salary for the year currant — the same being by esti- 
mation £1, 18, 4 lawful money and for which I am to be accountable." Who 
was the **Colo. Williams" referred to? Those of the name living at Roxbury 
at that date were Robert Williams (claimed by the Anc. & Hon. Art. Company 
as a member, but not an officer), Nicholas his brother, Samuel Williams his 
son, a deacon of the church, and Stephen Williams, also his son, who was of 
the Roxbury militia company and afterwards its captain." 

Any information will be acknowledged by 

Bethlehem, Pa. Edward Hiooinson Williams. 



Ralph Lkb appears as a witness in a deed recorded in Chester County, Pa. , 
Book E, page 55, dated September 2, 1727, executed in London by Elizabeth 
Green, wife of John Green of London, et al., and acknowledged by Ralph Lee 
October 15, 1731, before Jeremiah Langhorn, Register and Recorder of Bucks 
County, Pa., which appears to show that Ralph Lee was in London in 1727 and 
in Bucks County, Pa., in 1731. It would, therefore, seem probable that he is a 
relative, perhaps father or brother, of William Lee, who first appeared in Bucks 
County, Pa., in 1725, was married there ia 1727, and had a son named Ralph 
Lee. 

Wanted, record of any Lee family through any will or pedigree record, pro- 
bably of Virginia, or London, England, or other English Lee lines, having in 
the family a Ralph Lee and a William Lee living during the above mentioned 
years. Edward Clinton Lkb. 

Drexel Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 



1895.] Notes and Queries. 213 

Hawks. — I am desiroos of learning something of the ancestry and birth-place 
of John Hawes who was a son of John Hawes. He was bom in 1762 and died 
in AcQshnet, Mass., in 1828. At the time of his death he held the office of col- 
lector of customs in New Bedford, Mass. He had an ancle in Saratoga Co., New 
York, with whom he lived when a boy. He was a master mariner in the mer- 
chant service in the latter part of the eighteenth century. He was a meml>er of 
the Massachusetts legislature. His son William married a daughter of Gov. 
Marcus Morton. Any information in regard to him, and his relatives who may 
be in Saratoga Co. . New York, will be gratefully received by 

New Bedford, Mass. Fraxklyn Howlakd. 



Mr. Chaxnsks, a goldsmith. — Can any one show proof of an early gold- 
smith bearing the name of Channers, either in America or abroad? 

There is in the Sigourney family a silver cup which, according to an inveterate 
tradition, came over with their first ancestor about 1686. The word " Channers ** 
is stamped upon the Sigourney heirloom — doubtless the maker's name. Its claim 
to antiquity must be confirmed or confuted in proportion to the light which can 
be thrown on the name Channers. Who knows of any other silver bearing the 
same legend? The querist will be thankful for any reply addressed to him in 
Madison, Wis. James D. Butlkr. 



Rhodes. — In the old town graveyard at Newport, R. I., is the heraldic tomb- 
stone of John Rhodes, Esq., who died 81 March 1746, aged 75, " Grand Son of 
Sir Godfrey Rhodes of Howden in Yorkshire." According to Burke's ** Extinct 
and Dormant Baronetcies,** Francis. and Charles Rodes, g^ndsons of Sir Francis 
Rodes, Bart-, a nephew of Sir Godfrey of Great Houghton, ** went to America." 
Can any of the Rhode Island genealogists tell us more about this? W. S. A. 



Elwell. — I desire to obtain the genealogy of Jabez Elwell, of the town of 
Fairfield, near Danbury, Ct., who died April 22, 1809, aged 81 years; wife's 
name Tabitha Jones ; Ms father's name was William, who, it is presumed, was 
a descendant of Robert Elwell, of Salem, about 1635-40. 

Can any one give me any information upon this subject ? 

Seneca Falls, X, J. Wilmot B. Elwell. 



Odell. — A recent publication, from the press of Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 
of New Haven, Conn., entitled : " Ancestry and Descendants of Gershom More- 
house, Jr., of Redding, Conn," states that Rebecca was the name of the wife of 
William Odell, Sen., who was at Concord, Mass., in 1639. What authority is 
there for this? Rufus King. 

Yonkers, Neva York. 



Belknap (correction). — The wilter of the Belknap article in the last number 
of the Register regrets its appearance with the unaccountable error of 
" Charles II," instead of Richard IL 

A less important error in the same article is the place-name " Wareham," 
which should read Marsham. A. A. C. 



CoLcoRD-CoFFiN. — Jane ColBn, daughter of Tristram and Deborah (Colcord) 
CoflSn, was married to Edward Colcord, of Hampton, N. H., about the year 1738. 
I shall be obliged for information of the name of Edward Colcord's parents. 
He is supposed to be the son of Jonathan Colcord (bom March 4, 1684), who 
was the son of Samuel (representative in the Assembly in 1682), who was the 
son of Edward the immigrant (see ** Dictionary of the First Settlers of New 
England," Savage, Vol. I.). C. Howard Colker. 

519 Drezel Building , Philadelphia, Fa. 



Walter Bryant. — Can any one give further information about Walter Biy- 
ent or Bryant of Bow, N. H., whose Winnipesaukee Journal, 1747, was printed 
in the Register for July, 1878 (Vol. 32, p. 297)? Did he die in Newmarket, 
N. H. ? Can any account of his descendants be obtained? H. P. B. 

vol. xlix. 19 



214 Notes and QuerieB. [April, 

Healet.— Information wanted of a family of Healeys, said to belong to Ver- 
mont, ancestors of Christopher and Joseph Healey, engaged in Philadelphia in 
anti-slavery work in 1840, and supposed to be Qoakers of Bucks county. Are 
these any relation to the Healeys of Hampton and Kensington? Address 

1526 18th Street, Waihinqton, 2>. C. Caroline H. Dall. 



BOBERT BOLTWOOD. — lu the inventory of Robert Boltwood of Hadley, taken 
April 10, 1684, appears the following item, viz.: '* Estate in the Bay, about 
£26." 

Can any one inform me in what town in eastern Massachusetts this estate was 
situated. It would seem to indicate Boltwood's earlier residence there. 

Grand BapidSj Mich. L. M. Boltwood. 



Blackmbb. — ^I am tracing the descendants of Peter Blackmer of Rochester, 
Mass., who was bom 25 May 1667, and died 1 August 1717. Any Information 
about any one bearing our name in any part of the country will be gladly re- 
ceived. We do not yet know who the father of Peter Blackmer was. In the 
early colonial records the name was spelled Blackmore. 

(kik Park, III. O. C. Blackmeb. 



Replies. 

Rev. John Maverick (Begister, xlvlii., 207). The following Interesting 
memorandum has been forwarded through the courtesy of the Rev. Arthur 
Burch, connected with the Diocesan Registry, Exeter. John Maverick, clerk, 
M.A., was instituted to Seaworthy, Aug. 30, 1616, at Sllverton, co. Devon., by 
William Cotton, Bishop of Exeter, on the death of John Norrice, and ou the 
presentation of Sir Jonn Arscott. The next Rector, John Cr ought, B.A., was 
Instituted March 24, 1629, the living being then vacant through the free resig- 
nation of John Mavericke, the last possessor thereof. I. J. G. 



Williams Family. — In the Register for 1858, pp. 297, 298, was printed a 
brief account of two branches of the Williams family. Since that account was 
written, I have found proof that Henry Williams of Amesbury was the Henry 
born In 1699, son of Thomas of Newbury; but I have been unable to trace 
Thomas any further back than his appearance In Newbury, about 1696. I have, 
however, recently found an item which may be of interest to some branches of 
the Williams family, particularly to those who trace their ancestry to Norwich, 
Conn. 

Joseph Williams, bom In 1647, son of John of Newbury and Haverhill, Mass., 
removed from Haverhill to Norwich before 1722 ; for, in that year, Joseph Wil- 
liams of Norwich, Ct., sold land inherited from his father, John Williams of 
Haverhill. Undoubtedly this is the Joseph Williams who was admitted to Nor- 
wich in 1702, and a vote passed that he be ** entered as a whole share man re- 
specting lands." See Caulklns*s History of Norwich, edition of 1866, p. 252. 

There was a John Williams who appeared in Norwich about the same time, 
and who became very wealthy and Influential. The historian of Norwich states 
that he was '* apparently an original emigrant.^' The Williams family genealogy, 
published in 1847, gives an account of his descendants, pp. 321-325, and states 
that he was bom in 1680, that the family tradition was that he emigrated from 
Wales to Massachusetts, and that his flrst wife was Hannah Knowlton, from 
Massachusetts. Now the Joseph Williams who removed from Haverhill to Nor- 
wich had but one son, John, bom in Haverhill, Feb. 1679-80, who probably 
removed with his father to Norwich, Ct., and must be the *'Capt. John Wil- 
liams " referred to in the books above named. David W. Hoyt. 

H'ovidencet B. L 



1895.] ITotes and Queries. 215 

HI8TOBICAL IntELUOBN CK. 

Cratfkld Parish Documents. — ^The Importance of these parisb docnments 
which lie unnoticed for centuries in the solid oaken chests in oar churches 
has been fully estimated by antiquaries. When registers hare perished the 
genealogist has often found his knowledge supplemented by reference to the 
parochial accounts and public events, as well as the habits of our fathers in 
private, have light thrown upon them by the quaint items of expenditure which 
the Churchwardens record year by year. 

The late Rev. William Holland, Rector of Huntingfield, SuflTolk, made large 
transcripts from these books, and the Cratfleld extracts have been selected for 
publication, being of unusual antiquity. They begin in 1490, and the forthcom- 
ing volume carries the record as late as 1642. The accounts of the Parish 
Guild will be valuable to those who are studying the detail of Guild History. 
Mr. Holland has added historical notes at the end of each year, by which the 
reader may see how the incidents of village life were frequently the reflection 
of famous national episodes, for instance how a remote SuflTolk village was 
aJDTected by the Lady Jane Grey rebellion, or by the Spanish Armada. 

Every care has been taken to preserve the original spelling, etc., and the 
editorship has been entrusted to the Rev. Canon &ven, D. D., F. S. A., Vicar 
of Fressingfleld, a parish adjoining to Cratfleld. 

The work will be published by Messrs. Jarrold k Sons, of 10 and 11 Warwick 
Lane, £. C. 



Clapp.— I have made an exhaustive collection of local material regarding the 
English ancestry of Capt. Roger Clapp and others of the name in Devonshire. 
To complete the evidence, however, will require the Parish Registers of Sal- 
combe Regis and Sidbury, both of which have most unfortunately perished (the 
latter very recently), and their missing entries can now only be obtained by a 
search of the Bishops* Transcripts in the Diocesan Registry at Exeter. If any 
members of the family take sufliclent interest in their ancestry to defray a por- 
tion at least of the small amount necessary to do this and perfect their pedigree, 
I should be pleased to communicate with them. J. Hknbt Lba. 

18 Somenet St., BaUon. 



GiLLMAN Family. — Alexander W. Gillman, Esq., 16 Sussex Square, Brighton, 
Sussex, England, has in press a work entitled : '* Searches into the Gillman 
family, including the various branches in England, Ireland and America.*' The 
author has been engaged in the work during the past six years. It will be 
printed in crown quarto and will make about 200 pages. Price to subscribers, 
bound in cloth, carriage paid, in England, £1 6s. ; in America, $6. 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
date!< of births, marriages, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should idl be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the f uU names are known. 

C^a^tf.— William A. £. Thomas, Trinity College, Hartford, Ct, has long been 
occupied in compiling a genealogy of the Chase Family, which will be published by 
Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, N. Y., as soon as a sufficient number of subscribers 
are obtained. The author expects no remuneration for his labor. The price of 
the work will be $5 a copy. Circulars will be sent to those interested. 

EggUMon, — W. E. Hogans, Hawthorne, Elmhurst, Illinois, has In pi%psr»- 
tion a genealogy of this family, descended from Bagat or Bagget E^leston, 
an early settler of Dorchester, Massachusetts, who removed to Windsor, Ct. 

Everett. — The history of this family is being collected by the author of the 
article on the Everett family in the Rbgistkb, vol. xiv., pp. 215-219. Any in- 



216 Societies and their Proceeding*. [April, 

iormalStm will be tbsnkfallj recetred. Address Mr. Edwmrd F. Ererett, P. O. 
Box 1423, BcMtOD, Msm. 

SartWiiL — L. W. DeosmoTe of HilLsborougfa Centre, N. H., has in press a 
genealogy of tbe Hartwell famSlj. It is estimated that it will make a rolome 
of one tbonsand pai^es. Farther particolars can be obtained of the aothor. 

JETflij.^Oenealoi^cal Information is bein^ collected bj tbe '* Hills Familj 
Genealoii^cal and Historical Association," of which Thomas Hills of Boston, 
Mass., Is pre9»ldent. and Edward M. Hills of Taonton, Mass., is the secretary. 
Circnlars famished by the secretary. 

J(mt9. — A |i^eneaIoi|7 of the descendants of Depnty Got. William Jones of 
New Haren Is in preparation by Edwin A. Hill, 2 Charch street. New Haven. Ct., 
and Timothy Jon^-s, 19 Liberty street, Ilanbory, Ct. Snitable blanks and far- 
ther particolars will be famished on application. The ancestry of Got. Jones 
Is particalarly desired. Information relative to any family portraits, mano- 
scripts or helrU^ms, which are still in existem^e, is aUo desired. 

Kimball, —JjtotiBTd Allison Morrison, A.M., of Windham (P. O. Csnobie 
Lake), N. IL, and Prof. Stephen Paschall Sharpies, S. B., of Cambrdge, Mass., 
bare In preparation a History of the Kimball, Kemball, Kymbold Family in 
America and England. The anthors have been for many years engaged in re> 
searches conceminK the descendants of Henry Kimball of Watertown. Mass., 
and Kichard Kimball of Ipswich, Mass., and hare sacc«eded in tracing the origin 
of the family in England. A prospectus for publishing the work has been Issaed, 
which will be sent on application. The book will make a large 8to volume of 
from 800 to 1000 pages. The price will be five dollars a copy to subscribers. 

5ayr«#.--Theodore M. Banta, P. O. Box 1401, New York city, is collecting 
material for a hisU>ry of the Family of Sayre, Sayres, Sayer, Savers, &c. Thomas 
Bayer or Sayre came from England to Lynn, Mass., in 1638, and in 1640 was one 
of the founders of Southampton, Long Island. Mr. Banta has a somewhat fall 
account of his descendants for several generations. Circulars, with blanks for 
returns, will be furnished on application. 



SOCIETIES AND THEIR PROCEEDINGS. 

New-Enoland Historic Genealogical Society. 

Bonlon, MnMsachnseUs, January 2, 1895. — The annual meeting was held in the 
Society's H(»use, 18 Somerset street, thl.s afternoon at three o'clock. In the 
absence of the president, Hon. Charles Levi Woodbury was chosen president 
pro tern. 

The monthly report of the Council was read. Ten resident members were 
elected. 

The busincHH of the annual meeting was then taken up, and the reports of the 
Council, the treasurer, the trustees of the Kidder Fund, the corresponding sec- 
retary, the historiographer, and the librarian were presented. 

Georgd S. Mann, Esq., chairman of the nominating committee, reported a list 
of candidates for ottlcers. Messrs. Albert A. Folsom, Oliver B. Stebbins and 
Henry VVllliamM were appointed tellers. A ballot was taken and all the candi- 
dates nominated were elected. 

The annual address of the president was read in his absence, by the recording 
secretary. 

On motion of Mr. Mann, resolutions were adopted acknowledging the indebt- 
edness of the Society to Hon. Walbridge A. Field, LL.D., the retiring vice 
president for Massachusetts, and William S. Stevens, M.D., the retiring cor- 
responding secretary, both of whom declined a reelection. 

It was voted tliat the president's address, the several annual reports, the 
necrology and the other proceedings at this meeting be referred to the Council, 
with authority to print them for distribution. 

The following are tlie officers for 1896 : 

JVesWcnt.— William CUflln, LL.D., of Newton, Mass. 



1895.] Societies and their Pi^oceedings. 217 

Vic^ Presidents. — ^Edmnnd Barke WiUson, A.M., of Salem, Mass. ; Joseph 
Williamson, A.M., of Belfast, Me.; Frederick Smjth, A.M., of Manchester, 
N. H. ; James Barrett, LL.D., of Rutland, Vt. ; Herbert Warren Ladd, A.M., 
of Providence, R. I. ; Edward Elbridge Salisbury, LL.D., of New Haven, Conn. 

Recording Secretary. — Greorge Augustus Gordon, A.M., of SomerviUe, Mass. 

Corresponding Secretary. — Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Watertown, Biass. 

Treasurer. — Benjamin Barstow Torrey, of Hanover, Mass. 

Librarian. — John Ward Dean, A.M., of Medford, Mass. 

The following are the members of the Council for 1895 : 

£'x-OJlciw.— William Claflin, LL.D.; George A. Gordon, A.M.; Benjamin B. 
Torrey; Edmund Burke Willson, A.M.; Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B.; John 
W. Dean, A.M. 

For the Term Ending in 1896.— ^ztk Hoyt Byington, D.D., of Newton, Mass. ; 
Charles Carleton Coffin, A.M., of Boston, Mass.; Don Gleason Hill, LL.B., of 
Dedham, Mass. 

For the Term Ending in 1897. — ^Francis Everett Blake, of Boston, Mass. ; 
George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., of Needham, Mass. ; Albert Alonzo Folsom, of 
Brookline, Mass. 

For the Term Ending in 75P5.— William Tracy Eustls, of Boston, Mass. ; 
David Greene Haskins, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of Cambridge, Mass. ; Newton Talbot, 
of Boston, Mass. 

February 6. — A stated meeting was held at the Society's House this afternoon, 
the president, Hon. William Claflin, LL.D., in the chair. 

Isaac Bassett Choatp, Ph.D., read a paper on *' The Town Guild." 

At the close of the paper remarks were made by several members. 

The president, being obliged to leave, called the Rev. E. O. Jameson to the 
chair. 

The reports of the Council, librarian and historiographer were presented. 
Ten resident members were elected by ballot. 

On the 18th of March next, a half century since the incorporation of the 
society will be completed, and it was voted to commemorate the event at such 
time and place as the committee may determine. Hon. Charles Carleton Coffin 
was invited to deliver an historical address. A committee of arrangements, 
consisting of Messrs. Albert A. Folsom, Thomas Weston. B. B. Torrey, Oliver 
B. Stebbins and Dr. Miles Standisb, was chosen. 

Resolutions on the f^eath of Col. Eben F. Stone were adopted. 

March 6. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon. In the absence of the 
president, Rev. Alonzo A. Miner, D.D., was chosen president pro tern. 

Thomas Hamilton Murray, of Lawrence, Mass., editor of the Sun^ read a 
paper on " David 0*Kelly, a settler of Yarmouth, Mass.*' 

Resolutions were passed on the death of Hon. Moses Kimball. 

The reports of the historiographer, the librarian, the Council and the correa- 
ponding secretary were presented. Ten resident members were elected. 

The following resolution, prepared by Col. Albert H. Hoyt, was adopted by a 
rising vote : 

JMiereas, The Rev. Lucius Robinson Paige, D.D., the oldest living member 
of the society, will, on the eighth day of March instant, complete his ninety- 
third year, 

Besolvedy That the secretary send to the Rev. Dr. Paige the hearty congrata- 
lations of the society, and an expression of the sincere aJDTection and respect of 
all bis associate members. 

Old Colony Historical Society. 

Taunton, Massachusetts , January 14, 1895. — ^The 49th annual meeting was 
held this day in Historical Hall, the president. Rev. S. Hopkins Emery, D.D., in 
the chair. The president delivered a brief address. 

Prof. Joshua E. Crane, of Bridgewater, Mass., read a paper on '^ Bridge- 
water, a town of the Old Colony." 

The treasurer, the secretary, the librarian, and the nominating committee 
reported. 

Thef ollowlng officers were elected : 

President. — Rev. Samuel Hopkins Emery, D.D., of Taunton. 

Vice Presidents.— 'Hon. Edmund H. Bennett, LL.D., of Tannton, and Bey.. 
William L. Chaffin, of North Easton. 

VOL. XLIX. 19* 



218 Societies and their Proceedings. [April, 

Becording Secretary and Librarian. — Capt. John W. D. Hall, of Taonton. 

Corresponding Secretary, — Hon. Charles A. Reed, of Taunton. 

Treasurer. — John F. Montgomery, Esq., of Taunton. 

Auditor. — Capt. George A. Washbnm, of Tannton. 

Historiographer. — Edmund W. Porter, Esq., of Tannton. 

Directors. — Hon. William E. Fuller, of Taunton ; Gten. Ebenezer W. Peirce, of 
Freetown; Henry M. Lovering, Esq., of Taunton; Hon. John S. Brayton, of 
Fall River; Hon. William W. Crapo, of New Bedford; James M. Cushman, 
Esq., of Taunton. 

Rhode Island Historical Society. 

Providencey Tuesday y Nov. 27, 1894. — A stated meeting was held this erening 
at the Society's Cabinet on Waterman Street. 

Henry Lyman Koopman, librarian of Brown University, read a paper on 
" Henry Howard Brownell, the Poet of War and the Sea." 

December 11, 1894. — A stated meeting was held this evening at the Cabinet. 
A paper by Mr. William B. Weeden on "Quality the Prevailing Element in 
Representation " was read in his absence by Prof. J. F. Jameson. 

January 8, 1895. —The 73d annual meeting was held this evening; the presi- 
dent. Gen. Horatio Rogers, in the chair. The president made a brief address 
and referred feelingly to the secretary, Amos Perry, LL.D., who was confined 
at home by sickness. Resolutions were passed tendering sympathy for Secre- 
tary Perry. John T. Blodgett was chosen secretary pro tern. 

Reports from the president, the librarian and the treasurer were presented 

The election of ofQcers for the year ensuing resulted as follows : 

President. — Hon. Horatio Rogers. 

Vice Presidents. — Hon. George M. Carpenter and E. Benjamin Andrews. 

Secretary. — Amos Perry. 

Treasurer. — R. B. Everett. 

Nominating Committee. — ^A. V. Jencks, J. E. Cranston and E. I. Nlckerson. 

Library Committee. — ^W. B. Healy, H. W. Preston and Amos Perry. 

Lecture Committee. — ^Amos Perry, Reuben A. Guild. 

Publication Committee. — Dr. James G. Vose, A. M. Eaton, W. H. Munroe, 
John H. Stiness, Amos Perry, Fred A. Arnold and J. F. Jameson. 

Committee on Grounds and BuiZdin^.— J. C. Bates, I. Southwick and Edward 
Barrows. 

On Genealogical Besearches. — H. E. Turner, John O. Austin, George T. Hart. 

Necrology. — W. H. Munroe, S. H. Webb and Amos Perry. 

On Finance.— R. H. I. Goddard, C. H. Smith, R. B. Everett. 

On Audit. — F. J. Chace, James Burdick and F. B. Lincoln. 

The society voted to continue the publication of the quarterly and to send it 
free to all members. 

A resolution was also passed expressing the opinion of the society that a 
statue of Roger Williams should surmount the dome of the new State House 
about to be erected. 

January 22. — A stated meeting was held this evening. 

Thomas W. Blcknell read a paper entitled ** Rev. John Miles, the associate 
of Roger Williams in the matter of Religious Toleration." 

March 5. — A stated meeting was held this evening. 

Rev. Henry M. King, D.D., read a paper entitled ** A Summer Visit of Three 
Rhode Island Men to the Massachusetts Bay In 1651." The three Rhode Island 
men were Rev. John Clarke, Obadlah Holmes and John Crandall. 

Maine Historical Society. 

Portland, Wednesday, February 6, 1895. — A meeting was held this afternoon, 
the president, Hon. James Phinney Baxter, in the chair. 

Mr. Samuel T. Dole, of South Windham, read a paper entitled *' Ancient 
Magwamqueeg." 

A paper by Mr. Parker M. Reed, of Bath, entitled ** Some New Testimony 
concerning the Sea Fight between the Enterprise and Boxer," was re^ul by the 
secretary. 



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Rev. Henry S. Borrage, D.D., editor of the ZiofCa Advocate, read a paper en- 
titled " The St. Croix Commission.'' 

In the evening a session was held, at which Mr. H. H. Emery read a paper 
ftatitlpr! *' ^pinUcAncA^a Qf (he Bench and Bar." 

Fnll abstracts ol lliu papen^ at tliis meeting were printed in the Portland 
DoQy Press for February 7, 1896. 



NECROLOGY OF THE NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 

Prepared by the Historiographer, Bev. Ezra Hott Btinotox, D.D., of Newton, Mass. 

The sketches of deceased members prepared for the Rboistbh are of 
necessity brief, because the space that can be appropriated is quite limited. 
All the materials for more extended memoirs which can be gathered are 
preserved in the archives of the Society, and they will be available for use 
in preparing the "Memorial Biographies," of which four volumes have 
been issued and a fifth volume is in press. The income from the Towne 
Memorial Fund is devoted to the publication of these volumes. 

Hon. Moses Kimball, an enterprising citizen of Boston, and a generous bene- 
factor of this Society, was bom in Newbnryport, Mass., October 24, 1809. and 
died in Boston February 21, 1896. 

The Kimball family Is descended from Richard and Ursula Kimball, who came 
from England in the ship Elizabeth in 1634, and settled in Watertown, removing 
three years later to Ipswich. They came from Rattlesden, in Suffolk, England. 
The family line of descent is as follows: (1) Richard, (2) Caleb, (3) Caleb, 
(4) John, (5) Nathaniel, (6) David, to Moses Kimball, Utely of this city. 

Mr. Kimball was a self-made man. He was educated in the public schools in 
Gloucester, to which place his parents removed when he was a child. At the age 
of fifteen he came to Boston to find a place in a store. In 1833 he was able to 
purchase the New England Galaxy, which he*published a number of years. 
He published a number of famous engravings, such as ** Stuart's Washington" 
and " Signing the Declaration of Independence." A few years later he estab- 
lished a *' lecture room" in Lowell, where theatrical exhibitions were given, 
and where curiosities of special interest were exhibited. About 1840 he pur- 
chased the New England Museum in Boston, and a year later opened what is 
now the Boston Museum, in a building on the comer of Tremont and Bromfleld 
streets. The present building was erected five years later at a cost of about 
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. To this famous museum he gave the 
best years of his long life. For a long time it was one of the leading attrac- 
tions of Boston. 

Outside his large private business, Mr. Kimball was Interested in political 
affairs. In the earlier years he was a member of the old Whig party. He 
became a strong anti-slavery man, and when the Republican party was formed 
he was early a member of it. He was elected to the Common Council of Boston 
in 1849 and 1850, and the next year was a member of the Board of Aldermen. 
He was elected to the Legislature sixteen times between 1850 and 1876, and was 
an active and influential member, serving on the most important committees, 
and taking a leading part in the most important legislation. He was the first 
chairman of the State Board of Health, Lunacy and Charity. He was also a 
member of the Board of Directors for Public Institutions ; a member of the 
Water Roard, and a director in several railroad corporations and banking and 
insurance companies. He will be remembered for his liberal gifts for public 
uses, especially for the bronze emancipation group which now stands in Park 
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220 Ifecrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [April, 

MoDich. It was unveiled December 6, 1879. A poem by John G. Whlttier was 
read ; an address was delivered by Mayor Frederick O. Prince, and prayer was 
offered by Rev. Phillips Brooks, D.D. 

Mr. Kimball was elected a member of this society February 6, 1878, and had 
been a friend and generons contributor to its funds. By his will he left a legacy 
of $5,000 to this Society. He married, June 25, 1834, Frances Lavinia Hathaway, 
daughter of John Hathaway, a prominent merchant of Boston, by whom he had 
two sons and five daughters. The sons died young. 

At the meeting of the Society March 6, the following resolutions, prepared by 
the Hon. Martin Parry Kennard, were adopted : 

Besolved, That by the recent death of the Honorable Moses Kimball of Brook- 
line, Massachusetts, this Society is called to mourn the loss of a greatly esteemed 
member, who was ever warmly interested in its work. In his passing away, this 
Society has also to deplore the absence of a distinguished and valued citizen, 
whose patriotic spirit burned with constant manifestations of generous public 
Interest during his long and active career, which was especially notable for his 
devotion to our City and State, illustrated by his valuable and extended seasons 
of service in their counsels, again and again repeated in obedience to popular 
ballot, and it is also 

Besolved, That this Society deems it fitting that this moderately appreciative 
mention of this esteemed citizen may be placed on its records, recalling also his 
unflinching adherence to the Union cause in past times of divided counsels, and 
again his public spirit manifested at his death by the munificence of his testa- 
mentary bequests to public charity. 

Hon. Eben Francis Stone, A.M., LL.B., of Newbur3rport, a resident mem- 
ber of this Society, elected March 3, 1875, was born in Newbnryport August 3, 
1822, and died in Newbnryport January 22, 1895. He was the son of Ebenezer 
Stone of Newbnryport and Fanny Cooledge of Boston. He belonged to one of 
the oldest families of New England, tracing his descent through six generations 
to Ellas Stone of Charlestown, who was the first of the name in Massachusetts. 
The family resided in Charlestown in the seventeenth century, but removed to 
Newbnryport. 

Col. Stone was graduated at Harvard College in 1843, and at the Harvard Law 
School in 1846, and began to practice his profession the next year. Asa lawyer 
he attained much distinction. Everybody confided In his judgment and in- 
tegrity. He was the intimate friend of Caleb Cushing, and was an associate of 
Choate, Rautoul and other distinguished lawyers of Old Essex. He was a 
strong anti-slavery man, enjoying the friendship of Whittier, Garrison and 
Phillips. He represented his native city in the House of Representatives of 
Massachusetts four years, and was three years a member of the Senate. When 
the civil war broke out he enlisted as a private, but recruited a company, and 
was soon commissioned colonel of the 48th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers 
and served through the war with distinction. A large part of the time his 
regiment served in Louisiana. 

He returned to Newbur3rport after the war, and resumed the practice of the 
law. In 1867 he was mayor of the city. He was elected a member of Congress 
in 1880 and served three terms in that body. He was an active and influential 
member of Congress. He was among the few Republicans who enjoyed the 
personal confidence of President Cleveland at that time. He withdrew to 
private life at the close of his last term. 

Few men ranked higher in Newbnryport than Colonel Stone. He was a fair- 
minded man, of excellent good sense. He was a man of considerable learning, 
and was an authority in matters of local history. He was a vigorous and 
eloquent writer. 

He married Harriet F. Perrin of Boston. The following resolutions pre- 
pared by Rev. Samuel C. Beane, D.D., were adopted by the New-England 
Historic Genealogical Society at its meeting in February : 

WhereaSy our estimable associate, Honorable Eben Francis Stone of New- 
bury port, has been called from us by death since our last meeting, and it is our 
approved custom to put on record some memorial of our valuable members who 
pass away : 

Beaolvedy That in the death of Colonel Stone we experience the loss of one who 
heartily contribnted to the purposes of the New-England Historic Genealogical 



1895.] Necrology o/ Historic Ghnedlogical Society. 221 

Society, as a careful inyestlgator of the beginnings of society on these shores, 
and as an able and Jndicions writer on biographical subjects, while herepresented 
in his own person the best traditions and influences of New England. 

We recall bis valuable public services in the highest offices of his ovm ci^, 
in both Houses of the Massachusetts Legislature, and in the national House of 
Bepresentatives. We likewise pay our tribute to his patriotism as shown by 
his enlistment as a private soldier in the army of the Union, and his honorable 
record as commander, in active service, of the Forty-eighth Massachusetts 
Begiment. 

We mourn him as a man of exalted character, who, with a reverend interest 
in the past, served well, and in many ways, the times in which he lived. 

[Gen. Stone published several historical pamphlets, among them an Address 
before the Essex Bar, Feb. 2, 1899, in which he gave sketches of three extra- 
ordinary men, natives of Essex County, namely, Choate, Cuahing and Bantoul. 
See Register, vol. 43, page 334. He was a valued contributor to the Bbgis- 
TER. — Editor.] 

Peter Thachkr, A.M., of Newtonville, was bom in Kennebunk, Blaine, 
October 14, 1810, and died in Newtonville, October 21, 1894. He was elected 
a resident member of this Society Bfarch 6th, 1873. 

Mr. Thacher belonged to an honored New England famUy, which was de- 
cended from Rev. Peter Thacher, who was bom in England about 1588. He 
received the degree of B.A. from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1608, and 
the degree of M.A. In 1611. He became a Fellow of the College in 1618, and 
vicar of the parish of Milton-Clevedon, in 1616; and in 1622 rector of the 
Church of St. Edmunds, in Salisbury. He was a man of talents, a non-conformist 
in the Established Church. The leaders of the parish, at that time, were 
Puritans. The Bishop also favored the Puritans. The following inscription 
is upon his tomb: ** Here lyeth y body of Mr. Peter Thatcher, who was a 
laborious minister in preaching y Gospel of Jesus Christ to y« people of Edmonds 
by y* space of XIX yeares who departed this lyfe on y« Lord's Day at night, 
being the XIV of Febraary 1640. Let noe man move his bones. T.D." 

We may compare the last line of this inscription with tliat on the tomb of 
Shakepcare twenty-four years earlier : 

'* And cvrst be he y* moves my bones." 

His son Thomas, who was bom May 1, 1620, was prepared for the University 
by his father. But he already shured the Puritan principles of his father, 
and he could not conscientiously make the subscriptions required of those who 
entered the Universities. He preferred to cross the sea, that he might enjoy 
liberty of conscience in the wilds of New England. His parents r^llly con- 
sented, as they intended to follow him. This was prevented by the death of 
his mother. Thomas Thacher came to Massachusetts in 1635, at the age of 
fifteen. As Har^-ard College was not yet in operation he placed himself under 
the tuition of the learned and Reverend Charles Chauncy , afterward President of 
Harvard College. He received his education through him, and was prepared for 
the ministry. He is said to have been proficient in Latin and Greek, and also in 
Hebrew, Syriac, and Arabic, and to have been ** well skilled In the Arts, especial- 
ly in Logic.** He published a Hebrew Grammar and Lexicon. In 1644 or early 
in 1645 he was ordained at Weymouth, and was the pastor of the church in that 
place for about twenty years. He studied medicine as well as divinity, and for 
many years he was a practising physician in Weymouth. Removing to Boston 
he l)ecame eminent in the medical profession in that town. When the Third 
Church (now the Old South) was founded, he was chosen its pastor, and was 
ordained again, and installed the first minister of the church in 1670. He con- 
tinued in that station till his death in 1678. Two of his sons were ministers. 
The list of his descendants includes a large number of distinguished men, physi- 
cians, lawyers, ministers and business men. 

Hon. Peter Thacher was of the fifth generation from the first pastor of the 
Old South Church. His father was Stephen Thacher, who was graduated from 
Yale College in 1795, and married Harriet Preble, a sister of Judge William P. 
Preble of York, Maine, and removed to Maine, where he had a distinguished 
and nsef 111 career. His second son, Peter, was prepared for college at Washing- 
ton Academy, East Machias, Maine, and was graduated from Bowdoin College 
in 1831, in a class which included a number of men who have since been famous 



222 Necrology of Histo^nc Genealogical Society. [April, 

in literatare, law and political life. He stadied law in Portland, with his nncle 
Jndge Preble, and was admitted to the Bar in 1837. He practised law in 
Machias fifteen years, and sixteen years in Rockland. He was appointed a 
Commissioner of Bankruptcy while he lived in Maine, and later he was Register 
in Bankruptcy. He was also United States Commissioner for a number of 
years. In 1871 he removed to West Newton, Massachusetts, and opened an 
ofilce in Femberton Square, Boston, and later in Milk St. He resided in West 
Newton twenty-two years, and was solicitor for the city of Newton from 1876 
to 1881. He practised law in Boston until 1892, when he gave up active work. 

He was for more than twenty years an active and useful member of this So- 
ciety. He served on important committees, and contributed in various ways to 
its prosperity. He was greatly interested in compiling the genealogy of the 
Thacher family. He caused extensive researches to be made in England and 
published a valuable paper on the family history in the old country from which 
some part of this sketch has been drawn. 

He was for many years a member of the Board of Overseers of Bowdoin 
College. He was also a member of the Maine Historical Society. He always 
took a lively interest in reforms, and was an abolitionist from his early youth; 
he was an active member of the old Whig party, joined the Free Soilers and 
then the Republicans, and ever after was an Independent in politics. 
J In 1841 he married Margaret Louisa, daughter of Judge Barrett Potter of 
Portland, Maine. His widow survives him with four sons and five daughters. 

Hon. Charles Candee Baldwin, A.M., LL.B., LL.D., of Cleveland, Ohio» 
was elected a corresponding member of this Society November 3, 1869. He 
was bom in Middletown, Connecticut, December 2, 1834, and died in Cleveland, 
February 3, 1895. 

He was of the seventh generation from Sylvester Baldwin, who came from 
the parish of Acton-Clinton in Buckinghamshire, England, in 1638. He died 
at sea on the passage from England. His son Richard, born in Acton-Clinton, 
and baptized there, August 25, 1622, was one of the first settlers of Milford, 
Connecticut. Barnabas the son of Richard was born in 1665. His son Sylva- 
nns was bom in 1706. Charles of the next generation was bom In Milford, 
Connecticut, 1751. Seymour Wesley, son of Charles, was bom in Meriden, 
Connecticut, June 29, 1807. He was a successful merchant in Middletown, but 
removed to Ohio in 1886. 

His son, Charles Candee, was prepared for College in Middletown, under 
David :H. Chase, LL.D., and was graduated from Wesleyan University in 
1865, and from Harvard Law School in 1857. He was admitted to the bar the 
same year and began the practice of the law in Cleveland, Ohio. His success 
in his profession was rapid and signal. He gave his attention chiefly to corpo- 
ration and banking law, and in these departments he was an authority. In 1870 
he was obliged to give up for a time his professional work on account of the 
failure of his health, and at this time he traveled extensively in Europe. 

He was elected Judge of the Circuit Court of Ohio for three successive terms, 
and died in the midst of his usefulness during his third term. There was not 
much time at his command for studies outside his profession, but he was 
especially interested in historical studies. He was one of the founders of the 
Western Reserve Historical Society, and was one of its officers. He was for 
many years a director in the Cleveland Library Association, and was a trustee 
and lecturer in Baldwin University. He made some valuable contributions to 
historical publications relating to the Western Reserve. 

He married September 8, 1862, Carolina, daughter of Charles W. Premiss of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and granddaughter of the distinguished Senator, Samuel Pren- 
tiss of Vermont. His wife and two children survive him. 

[Note. — On page 83 of the January number of the Register it was implied 
that Dr. Stubbs, the historian, was no longer among the living. This is an error. 
Dr. S. alone among the great English historians of this century is still alive. — b.] 

The Rev. Guindall Reynolds, A.M., D.D., a resident member, elected 
Oct. 6, 1876, was born in Franconia, N. H., Dec. 22, 1822, and died in Concord, 
Mass., Sept. 30, 1804. He was tiie second child of his parents, Grindall and 
Cynthia Reynolds. His mother's family name was Kendall. His father was a 
soldier of the revolution, in turn private, ensign, lieutenant and captain. 



1895.] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society, 228 

When his son was bom he was manager of some large iron works. The child 
learned his letters at his mother's knee. There alio he learned to read the 
Bible. At the early age of four he was sent to the district school, in a mdely 
constmcted school house, with its desks primitive and hacked, its seats hard, 
the discipline harsh. When he was five his family took him with them to 
Boston, and he lived there successively on Essex street and at Fort Hill. He 
attended a primary school on the comer of Federal and High streets nntil he 
was seven. Promoted then to the Washington grammar school he graduated 
there at twelve with the Franklin medal. Next he went to the English High 
School, where for a lai^e portion of his three years* course he was under the 
tuition of the well-known Thomas Sherwin. His graduation there was at the 
age of fifteen years and six months ; again with a Franklin medal. For the 
four years and a half ensuing he was with the dry goods merchants, Thomas 
Tarbell & Co., passing from errand boy to bookkeeper in their employ. In 
1843 he left business to study a year and a half with the Rev. Chandler Robbins 
in preparation for the Cambridge Divinity School, which he entered in 1844, 
and from which he graduated in 1847. He was ordained the next year, and 
became the pastor of the Unitarian Church at Jamaica Plain, remaining there a 
little more than ten years. At that time he accepted a call to the First Parish 
at Concord, Mass., and labored there for twenty-three years as the active pastor, 
afterwards being pastor emeritus until his death. In 1881 he was chosen the 
Secretary of the American Unitarian Association, and held that office as long as 
he lived. Harvard University gave him the degree of D.D. in 1894. 

As an author he produced for denominational magazines eight or ten articles; 
for the Atlantic Monthly about the same number ; and as many pamphlets bore 
his name. His discourses impressed one with his *' vigor and spiritual mus- 
cularity." What he wrote for the press showed " conscientious thoroughness 
and structural strength." *' He was a severe censor of his own literary work, 
revising and rewriting till his page leflected the exact measure and shading of 
his thought.** Even his extemporaneous utterances had much of the solidity 
and careful accuracy of his written words; '* and there were occasions when 
he was roused to remarkable power, and his statement came swift, strong, 
square, unanswerable, settling the matter in debate beyond dispute." 

A memorial sermon by the Rev. Henry H. Barber of Meadville, Penn., pays 
him high honor as an intellectual force, as a strong influence in the denomina- 
tion to which he belonged, as a magnanimous and sympathetic pastor and 
townsman, and as a ** friend of Concord's famous people and of her common 
folk alike." Judge E. R. Hoar, who drew the resolutions passed by the Con- 
cord Parish on the occasion of his death, said of him : *' No call to larger duties 
or a more conspicuous position has ever changed his relation to this Parish or 
this town. He has lived and died our minister, and he loved us and we loved 
him to the end." 

These sentences from a paper written by one of the Second Congregational 
Parish, formerly a deacon of the church connected with it, and read before a 
social club in Concord, give a local estimate of the subject of this sketch : 

** A man of noble presence, cordial and hearty in his manners, kindly always, 
he would suffer a wrong — never do one. He was a wise counsellor, a sincere 
and steadfast friend. * * * His genuine sympathy was manifest in his 
acquaintance with the personal history of the boys in blue of the Concord 
quota — their experiences and needs. When the bullet or disease brought sorrow 
to our homes and hearts, his great heart was poured out in sympathy and con- 
solation. No soldier's obsequies lacked his timely and grateful word. • » » 
He was the best man of his time on the (School) Committee, and his interest 
in the schools did not cease with his retirement. • ♦ • He was an enthusiastic 
biographer. The Social Circle in Concord owes him a deep debt of gratitude for 
the untiring zeal with which he sought out the facts and prepared the biographies 
of many of its deceased members. This society dates back to 1782, and was the 
peace product of the ' Committee of Safety ' of the Revolution, organized * to 
strengthen the social affections, and disseminate useful communications among 
its members.* ♦ ♦ ♦ He was broad and liberal. • • ♦ When told on his 
way to attend the funeral of an estimable lady that she had recently embraced 
some peculiar views, his reply was : * Her views do not make the slightest 
difference.' • ♦ • In his former field of labor it was not customary to 
make remarks at funerals, but coming to this town, where the old custom still 



224 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [April, 

obtains, he at once conformed with the usage, and so wise and comforting and 
Jnst were his words that he was sought to officiate by many oatside his own 
charge. There are many living today who had hoped Mr. Reynolds would sur- 
vive them and attend their funeral. ♦ • • He was a man of pure and lofty 
aims, of sincere and sympathetic friendship, of broad charity, of unswerving 
fidelity to truth and right and justice, fearless and modest, a Christian gentle- 
man." 
By Bev. Bradford M. Fullertotiy D,D. of Brockton^ Mass. 

Henry Colman Kimball, A. B., elected a resident member July 6, 1864, and 
a life member in 1881, was bom in Hingham, Mass., February 20, 1820, and died 
May 10, 1894. His grandfather was Daniel Kimball, flr?)t lieutenant of Captain 
Foster's company of Colonel Wales's regiment of the war of the Revolution. 
Benjamin Gage, major of Colonel Gerrith's resrlment, of the same war, was his 
gr-at-grand father. His mother's name was Betsey Gage, who was a daughter 
of Benjamin. The Rev. Daniel Kimball, principal of Derby Academy in Hing- 
ham, was his father. The son fitted for college at the Home School which his 
father established in Needham in the son's boyhood. He was graduated with 
the Harvard class of 1840. For some years afterwards he was the principal of 
Westford Academy, spending a year in foreign travel at the conclusion of this 
prlncipalship. In 1848 he took charge of the Lancaster Academy, remaining 
several years, and, while there, marrying Miss Harriet C. Fisher of that town. 
In connection with the outbreak of the Rebellion he was appointed to a position 
in the Internal Revenue Department, finally taking up his residence In Stough- 
ton, where he passed the remaining thirty years of his life. There he was a 
member of the school committee, superintendent of schools, trustee of the pub- 
lic library, and town clerk. To the last place he was elected the twentieth time 
just before he died. Mr. Kimball belonged to ** The Massachusetts Society of 
the Sons of the American Revolution." He was a man of simple tastes, of great 
dignity and strict Integrity, and yet almost womanly In sweetness of temper and 
patience. He was drowned at sea, on his way to Philadelphia, ofi" Block Island, 
probably falling overboard. 

By Bev, B, M, Pullerton, D.D,, of Brockton, Mass. 

Matthkw Adams Stickney, made a corresponding member May 17, 1847, 
was born In Rowley, Mass., September 23, 1805, and died In Salem, August 12, 
1894. 

He was of the seventh generation from William Stlckney and his wife, Eliza- 
beth, who came to Boston probably In 1637, and were of the original settlers In 
Rowley, where a grant of land In the first apportionment was made to Wil- 
liam Stlckney In 1643. Matthew traced his descent from William through 
Amos,* Benjamin,^ Samuel,* Jededlah,* and Dudley*. His mother was Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Fowler) Davis of Topsfield. He was 
twice married; first, on the 17th of April, 1833, to Mary Elizabeth Smith, who 
died May 9, 1834, and second, Dec. 26, 1838, to Lucy Waters, who died Feb. 13, 
1847. Three daughters by his second wife survived him. 

On what seemed to him satisfactory ground for a solid inference, he believed 
Stlckney, a village In Lincolnshire, nine miles north of Boston, to have been 
the English home of the family at some time, and that they probably came from 
Normandy In the train of the Norman conqueror. 

In 1869 he published a volume of 526 octavo pages : The Stickney Family ^ 
containing the genealogy and history of the family; In 1883, a volume of 247 
octavo pages, entitled The Fowler Family [that of his mother] : " A Genealo- 
gical Memoir of the Descendants of Philip and Mary Fowler of Ipswich, Mass. : 
Ten Generations, 1590-1882." Besides these he left In manuscript the gene- 
alogies and histories of the families of Robert Calef (the author of '• More 
Wonders of the Invlsil)lc World") and of William Waters, a householder of 
Boston In 1652. These two genealogies would make a work of over six hundred 
pages in print, and are in form for publication. Robert Calef and William 
Waters were ancestors of his living children. 

He also contributed valuable papers to the Register, the American Journal 
of Numismatics, and the Essex Institute Historical Collections. 

Mr. Stickney was more than a genealogist, he was emphatically a collector. 
At ten years of age he had collected nearly two thousand birds' eggs, a sign of 



1895.] Ifecrology ofHUtoric Chnealoffical Society. 225 

the coming jnan. Of ancient f ornitore, wedding-rings, family records, Indian 
relics and almanacs, he had great store. His almanacs, commencing with 1666, 
perhj^s make the most complete collection to be f oond. Antogn^hs and letters 
of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and of Washington and his 
generals (including many of the French officers), of statesmen and men of 
note of the Bevolationary period, fill a long and orderly array of Tolnmes upon 
his shelves. As a collector of coins and a namismatist especially he was most 
widely lEnown, having begun his collection at an early age, and possessed him- 
self in the course of his long life of a very great number of coins, including 
the rarest and most sought after. For early issues of American paper money 
he was also a keen and successful forager. 

Mr. Stickney was not of that class of collectors who are satisfied with mere 
accumulation. He was an intelligent and discriminating authority upon the re- 
lative merits and value of the coins, '* curios" and ancient relics which he 
gathered. He was acquainted with books ; and the study of early New England 
history was his solace in many an hour of suffering, as his health, never firm, 
brought to him in the latter years of life many weary hours, which at once ac^ 
counted for his habits, which were those of a recluse, and afforded him such 
occupation as suited his condition, and protected him from the sense of vacancy 
and uselessness which is often the lot of the invalid solitary. He was never at 
a loss for something to do. 

By Bev. E. B. Willson, ofSdUm, 

Fbbdsrick Dkank Allxk, Esq., of Boston, a resident member, elected 
January 4, 1865, died upon the 28th day of September, 1894, at the ripe age of 
eighty-six years. He was the son of Deacon Otis Allen and his wife Susanna 
(Deane) of Mansfield, Biass. He was bom on the eighth of July, 1808. He 
was the seventh of a line of pious New England ancestry, each of whom had 
held the office of Deacon in a Congregational Church. The first of this line 
was Samuel Allen, who lived in Braintree, and died in 1669. His descendants 
in direct line were Samuel (2d), Josiah, Micah, Mlcah (2d) and Otis, the father 
of the subject of Uiis sketch. 

Frederick Deane Allen was but seventeen years old when he came to Boston 
from Taunton, where he had lived two years. He entered the employ of Mr. 
Holbrook on Washington street. At the early age of twenty-one he entered 
into partnership with Mr. William Fowle, under the style of Fowle & Allen, and 
they carried on a wholesale dry goods business at the comer of Milk and KUby 
streets. 

In 1839 the firm was dissolved and succeeded by Allen & Mlnot, which was 
again followed by the firm of Allen, Whiting, Lane & Washburn. In 1865 the 
firm became Allen, Lane & Co., whidi was replaced in January 1894, by the cor- 
poration entitled " The Allen Lane Company." Mr. Allen was in active business 
as a member of a firm for sixty-five years, and for forty years of tills time had 
Hon. Jonathan A. Lane as his partner. 

His remarkable vigor and activity up to the age of fourscore and six years 
were the surprise and admiration of all who met him in active business. 

He was one of the directors of the National Bank of the Republic at its for- 
mation and remained so until his death. He served the Old South Church for 
many years as its Deacon ; was all his life interested in Sunday School work, and 
for seventy years, without intermission, acted either as Sunday School teacher 
or superintendent. He was especially kind to the poor, and many mourn him 
as their most faithful friend in trouble. It is significant of the place he held in 
the business community that twenty-one leading commission honses of Boston 
closed their stores during the hour of his funeral service. 

His fellow directors in the Bank of the Republic paid the following tribute to 
his memory : 

*' His associates in the bank for many years, with a deep sense of personal 
l>ereavement, desire to place on the records of this l>ank their high apprecia- 
tion of his character as manifested in all the relations of his long and usefol 
life; as a kind and sympathetic friend; a father, honored and revered in the 
family ; an exemplary merchant, * diligent in business,' and of the higliest 
integrity in all business intercourse; a charitable and pnUio-spirited citizen, 
giving freely of his time and means for the f ortheranoe of every good work In 
the commupity and in the .Chnrch." 
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The mlmxtes of tiie Church Committee of the Old South Chuich,J3o8ton, alto 
eontain the following words : 

" He was a devoted and consistent disciple of the Master from his youth, and 
a venerated officer in this Church ednce 1870. * * We enjoyed his companion- 
ship, we trusted his Judgment and respected his counsel. Genial and Sjnnapa- 
thetic in temperament. It was a pleasure to meet him and receive his cordial 
greeting. He was never happier than when serving the Churdi he so dearly 
loved. His memory will ever be tenderly and aflRsctlcHiately cherished by us who 
survive him.* 

On June 17, 1883, he married Mary Richmond Baylies, daughter of Thomas 
Baylies of Taunton. She died in 1883. He left thiee children, a daughter and 
two sons. Rev. Frederick Baylies Allen, Superintendent of the Episcopal City 
Mission, and Francis B. Allen, architect. He also left six grandchildren and 
two great grandchildr^i. • • • 



BOOK NOTICES. 

[Thb Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information of 
readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent by 
matt.] 

JERstory of the Tovon of Hampton^ Neva Hampshirej from Us SetUement in 1638 
to the Autumn of 1892. By Joseph Dow. Edited and Published by his 
Daughter. Salem, Mass. : Frinted by the Salem Press Publishing and Print- 
ing Co. 1893. 8vo., 2 volumes, pp. 11+1104 in both volumes. Price $6 for 
the complete work. Sold by Miss Lucy E. Dow, Hampton, K. H. 

The late Joseph 'Dow, A.M., of Hampton, who died Dec. 16, 1889, aged 89, 
:oammenced early in life to collect facts relating to the history of his native 
town. As far back as 1838 he was selected to deliver an historical address in 
•eooimemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the settlement of Hamp- 
ton. This address was printed the next year. It showed a remarkable knowl- 
edge of the history of New England, and paiticularly of his section of it. 
It, at onee, became a standard work in local history. He lived half a century 
after that work was published, and during that time was indefatigable In col- 
lecting and arranging the history of Hampton. At his death he left the work 
]«actically finished. If the town of Hampton had extended to him the aid 
wldch his friends asked for, the book would have been printed during his life- 
time, and under his own supervision. 

Mr. Dow was fortunate in having a daughter who shared his tastes. She has 
edited the work, and successfully carried the book through the press. Miss 
Lucy E. Dow says in her preface : ** It is not easy for one person to enter into 
another*s labor and carry out his plan, even though the material be ready at 
hand ;" and she adds that she can scarcely hope to have realized her father's 
ideal. 

The History of Hampton shows a vast amount of labor, and both father and 
daughter are deserving of much praise. The first volume is devoted to the his- 
tory of the town, and the second volume to its genealogy. The work is well 
printed, and is embellished with numuerous portraits, views of buildings and 
other engravings. A good index is furnished. We hope that the work will be 
liberally patronized, and that it will be found in all our best public libraries and 
private collections. 

Suffolk Deeds, Liber VII. Boston : Bockwell & Churchill, City Printers, 1894. 
8vo. 

The seventh volume of Suffolk Deeds has been issued. It has a kindred like- 
ness and interest with those which have preceded. The hopes of the friends of 
tiielr publication are being realized. New interest in the early possession and 
tHmsference of properties has been awakened. Historian and genealogist 
vie with each other in making service of them in proving and disproving tm- 



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ditlonal statements. BCany thanks are dne the authorities for the support giren 
Thomas F. Temple, Bsq., Register of Deeds, John T. Hassam, Esq., and Frank 
S. Bradish, Ssq., for the several parts they have rendered in making public in a 
larger sense this Tolume so full of value. The first deed recorded in this vol- 
ume is of property granted by Thomas Joy to Bichard Way, 18, l"* mo, 1667-8, 
and thence onward to October 15, 1678. During the early part of this period, 
the deeds were attested by Freegrace Bendall, Clerk of the County Court, and 
the latter by Isaac Addington, Becorder. He who would know the ordinary 
living and strivings of the people of two centuries ago cannot afford to neglect 
to study the early deeds of the New England colonies. The index, like the pre- 
decessors, is superb. He who runs may read. The glance is only needed by 
the busy barrister to know the present value of a deed. Suffolk County, nobly 
followed by York County, is setting a magnificent example for other counties 
in the Commonwealth and nation. 
By Rev. Anson TUu», of SomerviUe^ Mass* 

Americans of Boyal Descent. A Collection of Genealogies of American FamUies 
whose Lineages are Traced to the Legitimate Issues of Kings, etc., etc. By 
Charles H. Bbownhcg, Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Third edition. Philadel- 
phia : 18M. Pp. 736. Price #10, #12 and #15, according to binding. 

Mr. Browning of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, has issued a third edition of his 
** Americans of Boyal Descent." His first edition a dozen years ago met with a 
rapid sale, and new demands have called not only for more editions, but for an 
extended Bulletin, in which are many important corections and additions. In fact 
the Balletln is rich in worth, since it places many a family on the right, after 
wandering for a season on the wrong track. These notes become as posts of 
warning. Many of the pedigrees which foreign barristers have compiled of 
American families, in hope of gain, have proved untrustworthy by painstaking 
genealogists. Among the families whose royal descent has been decidely dis- 
proved is the Adams family. We have several times shown the error of this 
pedigree, which was contributed in good faith to the Hboistbr for January 1868, 
pp. 39-46, by the late William Downing Bruce, F.S. A. of London. Mr. Browning 
in good spirit also joins in exposing the forgery. This is only a single case. 
He who consults Mr. Browning's book must put generous study upon the Bul- 
letin — the last and best revision of his earlier labors. An excellent index of the 
body part of the book and of the Bulletin rounds out a volume full of gene- 
alogical information. 

Bff Bev. Anson Titus of Somerville, Mass, 

Glimpses of Old New England Life. Legends of Old Bedford. By Abram Enolish 
Brown, author of History of First Sabbath School of Bedford, History of 
Bedford, and Bedford Old Families. Published by the author. Boston: 
R. H. Blodgett, printer. Sold by Abraham E. Brown, Bedford, Mass. 

This book, as the title indicates, is a collection of tales of New England 
life. The story entitled ** The Witch of Shawshine " is perhaps the most inter- 
esting. But, while it is fitting that our generation should be so prolific in pro- 
ducing books relating to New England life and history, it does seem as if 
some of our writers would be better occupied if they dwelt more upon the 
pleasanter and brighter aspects of colonial life. Our forefathers may have had 
some of the faults and failings pertaining to the age in which they lived, but 
(as history conclusively shows) not in so large a measure as their contempo- 
raries in other lands. What an exhaustless mine of history and romance do the 
annals of New England offer to the prose writer and the poet. What hitherto 
almost unexplored fields lie open on every side. Our great epic peom and our 
great historical novel has yet to be written. And then it is of great im- 
portance in the development of our country, in the combining and harmonizing 
of the various elements that go to the making of it and the different Interests 
involved therein, that the New England idea, the New England spirit (the logi- 
cal outgrowth of the spirit of Old England) be thoroughly taught and understood, 
so that it may continue to be the moulding and shaping force in the future that 
it has been in the past. The New England ideal has ever been marked by a firm 
adherence to truth and duty, by a splendid faith and trust in Qod. And men 
and women of New England descent have largely assisted in opening up and 
making fruitful different sections of our country, have assisted in developing 



228 Booh Notices. [April, 

in a large way and on a grand scale the tbonght and action of onr people, 
and have ever carried with them the good old English principles of steadfast- 
ness and tenacity which hare made onr race the dominant one wherever it has 
planted itself. No race of modem times has had and exercised snch a genins 
for govemment, for implanting and nartnring principles of liberty (not license) » 
for contribnting to the onwiutl march of homan progress. And it may be 
that onr Republic with its written constitution will & a sorer anchorage, a 
more lasting home than even Old England for the principles of tme liberty, 
for all that stands for English thought and life, for all onr grand heritage from 
the mother-land; a heritage forever assured as long as lUl English-speaking 
peoples stand tme to the traditions of onr race. 
By Bev. Daniel Bollins, of Woodsville, N. H. 

Coneardt Massachuaetts. Birtht, Marriage* and Deat?^, 1635-1850. Printed 
for the Town. Royal 8vo. pp. vii. + 496. Price $5. 

At the annual meeting of the town of Concord, March 30, 1891, a committee 
was appointed consisting of five members, of which the late Rev. Grindall Rey- 
nolds, D.D., was chairman, to " procure the printing of the town's ancient 
registers of births, marriages and deaths." The committee have performed 
their duties in a very satisfactory manner, and the noble volume before us is 
the result of their lidbors. Concord was settled in 1685, and only a few towns 
in New England go baclc to an earlier date. The committee in their preface 
say : '* It has been termed with tmth one of the ' seed towns.' The descend- 
ants of the original settlers are scattered far and wide over the whole country. 
It is probable that the number of such descendants living outside of the town 
far exceeds the number of those living in it at the present time." The preface 
says also: '* All the members of the committee appointed by the town have 
given much interest and a good deal of general supervision to the work ; but it 
is simple justice to say that the great burden of investigation and labor has 
fallen upon Mr. George Tolman, one of the committee. He has given unremit- 
ting care and a very large portion of his time to the preparation of the book. 
He has sought in every direction for information which might cast side light 
upon the Town Records themselves. If the book shall prove to have the merits 
that such a book ought to have, a full measure of credit should be given to Mr. 
Tolman." 

The volume before us is a model for those who have the charge of printing 
the records of a town. We commend the indexes particularly to their atten- 
tion. By indicating whether the record indexed is of a birth, marriage, death, 
or other item, much time is saved to the reader. 

The Public Beeords of the State of Connecticut, from October, 1776, to February ^ 
1778, inclusive. With the Journal of the Council of Safety, from October 11, 
1776, to May 6, 1778, inclusive, and an Appendix. Published in accordance 
with a resolution of the General Assembly, by Charles J. Hoadly, LL.D., 
State Librarian. Hartford : Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Com- 
pany. 1894. Royal 8vo. pp. iv.-f668. 

The State of Connecticut has previously published the Records of the Colony 
in fifteen volumes, from 1636 to 1776, and the Records of the Jurisdiction 
of New Haven in two volumes, from 1638 to its union with Connecticut in 
1666. Of these volumes, volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the Records of the Colony of 
Connecticut were edited by Dr. J. Hammond Trumbull. The other fourteen 
volumes have been edited by the present editor, Dr. Hoadly, whose work on 
these volumes extends through a third of a century. They are a monument to 
his literary and antiquarian attainments. 

Having completed the editing and publishing of the Records of the Colony, 
he has taken up the Records of the State, and the first volume is before us. 
The resolution of the General Assembly of Connecticut, under which this vol- 
ume is issued, was adopted upon the motion of the Connecticut Society of Sons 
of the Revolution, and approved February 25, 1893. The work has been edited 
in the same thorough manner as the volumes previously issued. 

This volume "contains," says Dr. Hoadly in his paper, *^ about one half of 
the first manuscript volume of the * Records of the State of Connecticut,' and 
all of the first volume of the Journal of the Council of Safety which was not 
printed in the fifteenth volume of the * Colonial Records of Connecticut.' The 
Journal of the Governor and Council, as distinguished fiN)m that of the CooncU 



1895.] Book KoHctM. SS» 

of 8af ctj, is supposed to be lost. ... It is not known that the Joiinia]» 
either of the Upper or of the Ix>wer Honse of the Geneiml Assembij for the 
poriod covered bj this rolame are in existence." 

The bool^ shows the same learning and Judgment as Its predecessors. It is- 
handsomely printed and is well indexed. 

The Beeards of ike Proprieton of ike NarragoMaeU, oikentiBe emOed ike Jbfie» 
Beeard. Bkode leland Colonial GUaning$. Volume!. By Jairs N. ABVOLDp. 
FroTldence, R. I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company. ISM* 
Syo. pp. ix.+199. Price #1.60. 

Mr. Arnold, whose " Vital Statistics of Rhode Island,"* in six large quarto 
Tolumes, have been noticed by us as the yolnmes appeased, ha» begun a *' Sup- 
plement" to that work under the title of "Rhode Island Gleanings." The 
first yolome, now before us, is devoted to what are known as the ** Fones Bee- 
ordfl," consisting of the records of the Narragansett Proprietors. Mr. Arnold 
has done a good work in preserving these historic land records in print. 
The importance of these records, the editor states, requiie that they should be 
edited, but circumstances induce him to print them in their present form, and 
at some- future time to publish a vohime of notes, explanatory, historical and 
critical, illustrating these records. He wfil be obliged to those having doeo- 
menta or facts illustrating the wcwk to communicate them to him. Other Tol- 
umes of the ** Colonial GUeanings " are in prepaiation. 

S^olk Manorial FamUiee^ being ike County VieitaiionM and otker Fedigre69. 
Edited, with Bxtensive Additions, by JoenvH Jambb Muskbtt. Private 
Printed. Exeter : WilUam PoUard & Co., Printers. 1894. Price to sub- 
scribers, 56. a part. Address the Editor, care of J. Muskett Yetts> Esq., 56- 
Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. 

The first part of this valuable serial was noticed by us in July last The 
object of the editor is to make it an exhaustive reemni of the Genealogy of 
Suflblk, Enzland. The preseot part contains pedigrees of Sharpe of Islingtoor 
Mildmay of Essex, Alabaster of Hadfeigh, Yes^ of Hintlesham, Risby of 
Thorpe Morienx, Still of Hadlei^, Browne of Edwardstone, and other families 
The Pedigrees are generally accompanied by wills, inquisitions and other docu- 
ments. Much genealogical matter of interest to Kew England families win be 
found in these numbers, and we hope the work wiU find many subscribera in this 
country. We commend it to the attention of the librarians of public librarlea» 
Part y. will contain the ancestir of Rev. George Burrough, the victim of the 
witchcraft delusion of 1698. Mr. Muskett writes that he would gladly give a 
page to the descendento of Isaiah Thomas, the founder of the American Anti- 
quarian Society, or other descendante of George Burrough, if authentie infor- 
mation w«re furnished him. 

Maseaere of Wyoming, Tke AeU of Congnm for ike Defhtee of the Wyowiimg 
Valley, Pennsyhmnia, 177^1778. WOh the Petitiona of ike Sufferen of the 
Massacre of Jviy 3^ 1778, for Congressional Aid. With an Introductory 
Chapter by Rev. Hobacb Edwik Hatdxn. M.A., Corresponding Secretary of 
the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society. Printed for tiie Sode^, 
Wnkes-Barr^, Fa. 1895. 8vo. pp. xxiv.-M5. 

This pamphlet is issued by the Wyoming Historical and Geological Sodel^^ 
It contains, as the title-page shows, a collection of documente and f^^torehitive to 
the Massacre at Wyoming, July 3, 1778. The Society haa done well to collect 
and preserve in print a f uU history of this tragic event. The introductoiy dbMiH 
ter by the Rev. Mr. Hayden adds much to the value of the collection. Tne 
reader will find here fuller material than any other work contains. 

Tke Fasi and Tkanksgiwing Days of New SnyUmd. By W. Dn Loss Lots, Jr., 
Ph.D. Boston and New York : Houghton, Mittn h Company. 1695. ISmo. 
pp. 607. I^ice, 18. 

This is a much needed work. The author says in hto Preface that it <**alme 
to place before you the historical facto rdating to the Fast and Thaiduglving 
days, which the Fathers of New England have tiansmltted to their chilitanB? 
** Herein," he adds, ** you wUl find set forth the conditions leading to the adop- 
tion of the Fast and Thankgiving system in New England in place of the ho^ 
days of the Church of England, the dxcunstaneea under which it was developed 
and the reasons for Ito decUneJ* 

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280 Book JToticea. [Aprfl, 

The author has spent a great amonDt of research on the snbject of this book, 
and has succeeded in throwing light on many points where till now there was 
obscnrity. The volume wiU be fonnd interesting reading as well as indispensa- 
ble for reference. Fifty pages are devoted to a Calendar giving in tabular form 
the year, month, and day, when Fast and Thanksgiving were observed in New 
England, from 1620 to 1815, with the state, executive authority and some other 
details. A Bibliography of 84 pages is also given. Facsimiles of several early 
Proclamations are found here. The book is well indexed. 

B^presentative Men of Connecticut, 1861-1894, Everett, Mass. : Massachusetts 
Publishing Company. 4to. pp. 400. Full bound in morocco, gilt edges* 
3Price, #16.00. Address, William F. Moore, Everett, Mass. 

The volume before us contains nearly two hundred biographies of Represent- 
ative Men of the State of Connecticut, most of which are iUustrated vrith por- 
traits of a high order of merit. It is a valuable addition to American biogra- 
phy and will be found useful to many classes of readers, and should be in all 
our large public libraries, particularly as a reference book. Those who use 
these libraries ofien vrlsh to obtain reliable information about those who have 
been active in the afflairs of the State of Connecticut for the last third of a cen- 
tury. Mr. Moore, the projector and editor of the work, deserves much credit. 

The book is handsomely printed on fine paper, and the portraits are of a high 
order. It has an index. 

The Southern Historical Society Papers. Vol. XXII. Edited by R. A. Brock, 
Secretary of the Southern Historical Society. Richmond, Va. : Published by 
the Society, 1894. 8vo. 

The publications of the Southern Historical Society, of which the twenty-second 
volume is before us, have been frequently commended in the Rroistbr. The 
editor, Mr. Brock, has rare qualiflcations for the office of Secretary of the Society 
and for editing the volumes which it issues. His ability, industry and care 
admirably fit him for these positions. His work as editor of this series of volumes, 
which he has held for a number of years, and as editor of the Collections of the 
Virginia Historical Society, from 1888 to 1892, during which time eleven vol- 
umes were issued filled with valuable historical matter relating to Virginia, 
entitle him to rank as a benefactor of his native State. 

The present volume deserves the same high praise which has been awarded to 
previous volumes. 

Meraldry in America. By Eugene Zieber. Published by the Department of 
Heraldry of the Bailey, Banks & Biddle Company. Philadelphia. 1895. 
Royal 8vo. pp. 427. Price, in red cloth, #10; handsomely bound in full red 
turkey morocco, gilt edges, $15. 

This book, which appears at a time when Heraldry is receiving more attention 
in this country than formerly, contains a great amount of information on 
Heraldry and kindred subjects. Mr. Zieber says in his Preface : *' The book is 
designed to meet a felt want in America for a popular work on heraldry. The 
writer has endeavored to group in a concise and intelligent manner all that is 
necessary to enable the student correctly to interpret and apply the manifold 
laws of the gentle science of Arms. In this respect the book is largely a compil- 
ation, as are all modern works upon the subject. It contains, in addition, a col- 
lection of material— gathered from use of royal and other seals upon Colonial 
documents, and individuid armor upon old tombstones, hatchments, tablets, 
family plate, wills, deeds, etc. — showing an early practice and wide recognition 
of heraldry in America." It is well to state that in colonial times as well as in 
our own, individuals frequently used arms to which they had no right. 

The book does credit to the author, who evidently has bestowed much labor 
upon it. It is embellished with numerous engravings which illustrate the vari- 
ous subjects treated of. It is printed in the best manner, and is well indexed. 

Becollections of Life in Ohio from 1813-1840. By William Cooper Ho wells. 
With an Introduction by his son William Dean Howells. Cincinnati : The 
Robert Clarke Company. 8vo. pp. xiv.-h207. Price, #2. 

Mr. William Dean Howells, the well known author, says in his Introduction 
to this book: ** It was at my suggestion that my father began, ten or twelve 
yearn ago, to set down the facts of his esrij life. At first the record was meant 



1895.] Book Notices. S31 

for the family only, but when I came to read it over, I f onnd it so full of experi- 
ences and observations of general interest that I nrged him to continue it, with 
a view to final publication and yet keep it as simple and informal as he had 
originally intended." Mr. Howells died Angust 28, 1894, at the age of 87, before 
his work was finished. After his death, his son wrote a conclusion and prepared 
the work for the press. The book wiU interest those who desire to know what 
sort of life was led in Ohio at that time. ** A middle-class English family 
coming to Ohio early in the century,** says the editor, *' could see the primitlTe 
American life more or less from the outside." 

Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society. January, 1895. 
Published for the Society by Brown Thurston Company, Portland, Biaine. 
8vo. pp. 112, and index to preceding rolume. Price f8 a year. 

Publications of t?ie Bhode Island Historical Society, April, 1895. Vol. HI., No. 1. 
ProTidence, R. I. Published by the Society. 8yo. pp. 74. 

The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Published quarterly by the 
Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va. April, 1895. VoL II., No. 4. 
8vo. pp. 126. Price $5 per annum. Single number f 1.50. 

William and Mary College Quarterly. Historical Magazine. Edited by Lton 
G. Tyler, M. A., William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va, January, 
1895. Vol. III., No. 4. 8vo. pp. 76. Price f8 per year. 

We give above the titles of the latest issues of the quarterly publications of 
three of our historical societies and of one college. They preserve much valu- 
able historical matter. The several historical societies print their proceedings 
in their quarterly periodicals. We commend them to historical students in SSX 
parts of the country. 

Genealogical Sketch of the Ludknn Family from the Early Settlement of Cape 
May County, N. J., 1092. Coim>iled by Anthony J. Ludlam, Novemb<^, 
1878. Springfi^d, IlL : H. W. Hokker, Printer and Binder. 1878. Royal 
8vo. pp. 19. 

Chronological Record of the English Manns. By J. B. Mann. Rochester, N. Y. : 
E. R. Andrews's Book and Job Printing House. 1874. 

Though these books were printed about twenty years ago, it seems proper to 
notice them in the Rkgistkr. The Ludlam pamphlet gives the descendants of 
Anthony Ludlam, an early emigrant from England, who settled at Southampton, 
L. I., as early as 1640. His son Joseph removed to Cape May county. 

The Mann book is by Rev. Joseph B. Mann, who died at New Woodistock, N.T., 
June 1877, aged 28. Mr. George S. Mann, in his ** Mann Memorial," calls it ** A 
work quite readable and credible in dealing with some of the New York 
branches." But he intimates that in relation to other branches the author is 
frequently in error. 

The Slandishes of America. By Mylks Standish, A.M., M.D. Boston, Mass. : 
Privately printed for the author, by Samuel Usher, 1895. 8vo. pp. viii-|-149. 
A few copies can be obtained of George E. Littlefleld, 67 Comhill. Price f8. 

History and Genealagy of Peter Montague of Nansemond and Lancaster Counties, 
Virginia, and his Descendants, 1621-1894. Compiled and published by 
George William Montaoub. Amherst, Bfass. : Press of Carpenter & More- 
house. 1894. 8vo. pp. 494. Price $5. Sold by the author, Amherst, Mass. 

Stephen Lincoln of Oakham, Massachusetts; his Ancestry and Descendants. Com- 
piled by John Morris, Hartford, Conn. Press of the Case, Lockwood and 
Bralnard Company. 1895. 8vo. pp. 109. 

The Descendants of James and William Adams of Londonderry, now Derry, N. JET. 
Compiled by Andrew N. Adams of Fair Haven, Vt. Rutland : The Tuttle 
Company Printers. 1894. 8vo. pp. 87. Price #1. To be obtained of th« 
author, Fair Haven, Vt. 

Davidson Oenealogical Charts. Large quarto (9 by 12 inches). 

History of the Hamlin Family, with Genealogies of the Early Settlers of the Namt 
iu America, 1639-1894. By H. Franklin Andrews. Part One. Eziis, 
Iowa. 1894. 8vo. To be published periodically. 

Kelton Family Bems. By Dwioht H. Kklton, LLJ)., MontpeBer, Vt. 9to* 
pp. 14. One hundred copies printed. 



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AccourU of the Second Annual GcUhering of the Bailey-Bayley Association, held 
at Andover, Mass,y Atigust 14, 1894. Bradford, Mass. : Levi C. McKinstry, 
Printer, 1894. 8yo. pp. 28. 

Mehetabel Chandler Coit. Her Book. 1714. Bulletin Print Norwich, Conn. 
1895. 12ino. pp. 19. 

Additions and Corrections to Sumner Genealogy to January 1895. 8to. pp. 3. 

Supplement No. 2 to the Genealogy of the Family of Gamaliel Gerould. Bristol, 
N. H. Printed by B. W. Mosgrove. 1896. 8vo. pp. 17. Price #1. 

We continue in this nnmber our quarterly notices of works relating to gene- 
alogy which have been recently published and presented to this society. 

Dr. Standish's work, ** The Standishes of America," supplies a want long felt. 
Capt. Myles Standish is a prominent figure in New England history, but very 
litUe has heretofore been printed about his defi^cendants. The author of this 
book, while a student in college, began to collect facts about his ancestry and 
kindred. ** The work," he says, ** proved attractive to me, and has occupied a 
generous share of my leisure time for the last twenty-one years," Dr. Standish 
has been very successful in tracing the posterity of his valorous ancestor, and 99 
pages are filled with the record of those who are known to be his descendants. 
He has appended accounts of other families by the name of Standish in the 
United States and Canada, not a few of whom are supposed to be descend- 
ants of the Mayfiower Pilgrim. The book is elegantly printed, and is em- 
bellished with portraits and views. It is well compiled, and has good indexes. 

The book on the Montague family of Virginia is compiled by George William 
Montague of Amherst, Mass., to whom we are indebted for the b<K>k on the 
Montagues published in 1886, and noticed by us January, 1887. It is a companion 
volume to that work, and does for the Virginia Montagues what was done for 
those of New England birth and lineage. It is well printed, and is embellished 
by portraits and other engaavings. It has a good index. 

The next book, on Stephen Lincoln of Oakham, gives his descendants and 
one line of his ancestors. He was bom at Rehoboth, Mass., Dec 8, 1751, and 
was descended in the sixth generation from Thomas Lincoln, an early settler of 
HIngham, Mass. The book is well compiled and Indexed. It makes a handsome 
volume. 

The book on the descendants of James and William Adams contains also 
sketches of the families of Robert Cochran and Joseph Morrison of London- 
derry and of Deacon Thomas Cochran of New Boston, N. H. It is Hlustrated 
by portraits, and a map of a portion of Rockingham county. It wUl be found 
useful to those whose kindred are here preserved. 

The Davidson Genealogical Charts consist of cards numbered by letters, 
A, D, E, G, I. They give descendants of William and Mary Davidson, who 
emigrated from the North of Ireland to this country in 1728. The matter is 
arranged in columns, a column being given to each generation. Card A was 
issued in 1887. The work has been discontinued in this form, but the author is 
engaged on a larger work of which the plan will be given in a subsequent issue. 

The work on the Hamlin family is to be issued in numbers. The first number 
contains sketches of the family in Europe, and begins the genealogy of James 
Hamblen of Barnstable, Mass., 1639. It promises to fill a long felt gap in New 
England genealogy. Subscriptions received by the author, Audubon, Iowa. 

The Kelton items by Dr. Kelton of Montpelier, Vt., is devoted to descendants 
of Thomas Kelton, who resided at Boston in 1661. Some of his descendants 
write the name Kilton, and a few Carleton. We hope the author will compile a 
full genealogy of the family. 

The proceedings at the gathering of the Bailey-Bayley Association, to which 
the next pamphlet is devoted, were quite interesting. We trust that a volume of 
genealogy will be the result of these meetings. 

Mehitable Chandler Coit, from whose papers the genealogical matter In this 
pamphlet is compiled, wasr a granddaughter of William and Annis (t. e.r Agnes) 
Chandler of Roxbury. She was married at Woodstock in 1695 to John Coit of 
New London. The pamphlet was issued last Christmas, as a loving tribute 
to her memory, by M. P. Glhnan of Norwich, Ct., and two other descendants 
from her. 

The next pamphlet is by William Sumner Appleton, aod consists of Additions 
and Conections to his *^ Record of the Descendants of William Sumner," pub- 



1895.] Beceni JPublicatians. 233 

lished in 1879. SlmllAr pamphlets were issued in Janoaiy of the following yean : 
1881, 1882, 1883. 5886, 1890 and 1892. 

There have been two snpplements to the Geronld Genealogy by Ber. Samnel 
L. Geronld, then of Goibto¥m, now of HoUis, N. H., the first in 1890 and the 
pamphlet before ns in January last. This work was printed at the charge of 
Henry Gerould, M.D., of Cleyeland, Ohio. 



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Reminiscences of Foreign Trayel. A Fragment of Autobiognq>hy. By 
Robert C. Winthrop, LL.D. Privately printed. 1894. 8yo. pp. 104. 

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An Ancient Quarry in Indian Territory. By William Henry Holmes. Wash- 
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List of Publications of the Bureau of Ethnology. By Frederick Webb Hodge. 
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DEATHS. 



Hon. Bnf JAxnf Fkanxun Prbscott, of 
Epping, N. H., died at his home in 
that town on Thursday morning, Feh- 
ruary 21, 189d, aged nearly 62 years. 
He was the only child of Nathan Gove 
Presoott, hj his wife Betsey Hills, 
daughter of Capt. Benjamin Richards. 
He was horn at the family homestead in 
Epping, Feh. 26, 1833. His boyhood 
was spent on the farm, which had been 
in possession of the family for seyeral 
generations. In the fall of 1847 he was 
sent to Blanchard Academy in Pem- 
broke, and in 1850 he entered Phillips 
Academy, Exeter, where he remained 
three years, and then entered Dart- 
mouth College where he was graduated 
in 1856. He studied law with Messrs. 
Henry A. and Abel H. Bellows at Con- 
cord, and was admitted to the bar in 
August 1859, and began the practice of 
his profession in Concord. From May 
1861 to the summer of 1866 he was as- 
sociate editor of the Independent Demo^ 
erai^ during the absence of Hon. George 
G. Fogg as Minister to Switzerland. 
From 1872 to 1876 he was secretary of 
state, and in March 1877 he was elected 
governor of the state, and was reelected 
in March 1878. He was secretary of 
the electoral college of New Hamp- 
shire in the years 1860, 1864, 1868, 
1872, 1876 and 1880. He was a dele- 
gate in 1880 to the Republican conven- 
tion at Chicago, which nominated James 
A. Garfield for president of the United 
States, and was chairman of the New 
Hampshire delegation. He had histo- 
rical tastes, and in June 1862 was elected 
a member of the New Hampshire His- 
torical Society, and for many years was 
vice-president of the same. He was 
also a Fellow of the Royal Historical 
Society of Great Britain. 

Gov. Prescott was instrumental in 
procuring about 270 portraits and busts 
for the State of New Hampshire, Dart- 



mouth College, and Phillips Academy 
at Exeter, the New Hampshire His- 
torical Society and other public insti- 
tutions. In 1874, he prepared a list of 
those procured by him up to that date, 
which was printed in the Rboistbb 
for October of that year. He has fur- 
nished us lists for April 1880, July 1885, 
January 1889, and for the present num- 
ber. The proof of the last article was 
read by him only a few days before his 
death. See sketches of his life in Suc- 
cessful Men of New Hampshire, page 
281 ; Prescott Memorial, page 567, and 
the Portsmouth Journal, March 2, 1895. 

Mrs. Haabist Louisa Hoadlet, widow 
of William H. Hoadley, whom she sur- 
vived nearly 46 years, died at Hartford, 
Conn., Feb. 15, 1895. She was the 
youngest child of Col. Andrew Hillyer 
(b. June 4, 1743, Y. C. 1770, d. Feb. 2, 
1828\ by his second wife Lucy Tudor, 
and D. in East Granby, Conn., July 23, 
1803. Mrs. Hoadley remembered her 
grandfather, Capt. James Hillyer, b. 
Jan. 19, 1712-13, d. Dec. 6, 1808~the 
two lives covering 182 years. Her g. 
grandfather, James Hillyer, b. Ap. 14, 
1683, m. Joanna Hayes, d. about Dec. 
1770. His father, James Hillyer, b. 
July 23, 1644, m. June 28, 1677, Mary 
[Wakefield], wid. of Ebenezer Dibble, 
who was slain in the ** Swamp Fight." 
His father, John Hillyer, d. July 16, 
1655, was one of the first settlers of 
Windsor. 

Mrs. Hoadley's finther was a soldier 
in 1760, and was a sergeant in the fatal 
Havana expedition, 1762, in which also 
her grandfather Tudor participated. He 
was adjutant of the 8th Conn. Regt. at 
the siege of Boston, and rose to be a 
captain. 

Mrs. Hoadley leaves six children. 
Through her grandmother she was 7th 
in descent from Elder William Brewster. 



Errata.— Page 68, line 20, for Charles n., read Richard II. Page 69, line 9, 
for Wareham read Marsham. Page 178, line 10 from bottom, for Zedakiah read 
Zedekiah. Page 246, under the engraving, for Pye impaling Phippen read 
Phippen impaling Pye. 



1895.] Genealoffical Gleanings in England. 237 



GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 

By HsNBT F. Watbbs, KM. 
[CoDthmed ftt>m page 140.] 

Gideon Delawnb of London Esq., of the age of foaraoore and nine 
years, or thereaboats, 19 June 1654, proved 20—1659. My body to be 
decently bnried according to the wisdom of my executors in the rank of 
an Alderman of London in the Church porch of the Blackfriars, Lon- 
don, under the stone in that place where is written in great letters 
Sepulchrnm Launeorum, to the better performance of which solemnity of 
my burial I do hereby order and appoint one thousand pounds to be 
expended therein. My manor of Roxton in the Co. of Bedford I give 
to my grandson William Delawne, son and heir of my deceased son 
Abraham Delawne &&, forever, as it is already settled on him upon his 
contract of marriage, upon condition that such manors, lands &c in the 
said County as are settled and disposed of for the jointure of Mistress Ann 
Hugessen, the now wife of Master William Hugessen and formerly the wife 
of my said son Abraham, upon his contract of marriage with the said Anne 
by indenture tripartite dated 6 July 1627, made between me, the said 
Gideon Delawne, and Judith my then wife, since deceased, of the first part, 
my said son Abraham Delawne and the said Ann Hugessen, by the name 
of Ann Sonds, one of the daughters of Sir Richard Sends of ... in 
the Co. of Kent, sithence deceased, of the second part, and the said Sir 
Richard Sonds deceased and Sir Greorge Sonds, son and heir of the said 
Sir Richard Sonds, of the third part, shall be possessed and enjoyed by the 
said Ann Hugessen during her life for her jointure. I give the manor of 
Chersted in Kent to the use &c. of my said grandson William Delawne &C., 
remainder to George Delawne, second son of the said Abraham deceased, 
by the said Anne, then to Michael Delawne, third son &c., next to Gideon 
Delaune, fourth son &c &c I bequeath my mansion house, with shop, 
garden, round shop and round chamber towards the street, passages, stable, 
hayloft &C. in Blackfriars, to my daughter the Lady Ann Sprignell, the wife 
of Sir Richard Sprignell, baronet, upon condition that the said William De- 
laune shall have the four chambers next over the dining room in my said 
mansion house, for habitation dec., with free ingress dec. After the decease 
of the said Lady Ann Sprignell I give these premises to my said grandson 
William Delawne and his heirs forever. Other messuages &c. in Black- 
fryers (one occupied by brother Paul Delawne, Doctor in Physick) to my 
said grandson. I give him also my three shares of land in Virginia and 
my two shares of land in the ^ Barmoedas or Sommer Islands." I give to 
my grandchildren George, Michael and Gideon Delawne (sons of Abraham) 
five hundred pounds apiece, to be paid to each at his age of twen^ and 
one years. To Anne Delawne, the second daughter of my said son Abra- 
ham, four hundred pounds and to Elizabeth Delawne, his youngest daughter, 
three hundred pounds, each at twenty one or day of marriage. To Richard, 
Gideon and William Sprignell, the sons of the said Sir iUchard Sprignell 
and the said Lady Anne, three hundred pounds each at twenty one. To 
Susanna, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Hester and Judith, the daughters of the said 

VOL. XLIX. 21 



238 Genealogical Cfleanings in England, [Aprils 

Richard and Anne, three hundred poands each at day of marriage or age of 
twenty one. To Abraham Cbamberlaine, the son of my grandchild Mistress 
Chamberlaine, the eldest daughter of my deceased son Abraham and now 
the wife of Master Abraham Chamberlaine the younger, ten pounds to buy 
him a piece of plate whereon it is my desire my arms may be engraven. 
Certain silver vessels to grandson William Delawue. Two thousand pounds 
each to said grandson and to said daughter, the Lady Ann Sprignell. Fifty 
pounds to my brother Peter Delawne, M.D. To my nephew Henry De- 
lawne one hundred pounds, to his wife twenty pounds and to every one of 
his children ten pounds. Bequests to sister Yancourt and to her children 
Nathaniel Yancourt and Judith Yancourt. To my sister Chamberlaine 
forty shillings to buy her a ring. To sister Katherine Delawne, widow of 
brother Nathaniel Delawne, and her sons Nathaniel, John and Gideon. 
Master Jenkins, minister of St. Ann's Blackfryers and the two ministers of 
the French church. Sundry poor. The Company of the Apothecaries in 
London. My cousin John Mary. Others mentioned. The executors to 
be Lady Ann Sprignell and grandson William Delawne. Pell, 380. 

Gideon Delawne of St Anne Blackfryers, London, apothecary, 13 
November 1658, proved 10 January 1658. To my loving wife Jane De- 
lawne the lease of the house wherein I now live, and ^1 my household 
goods, money, plate &c., she to have the care and tuition of my daughter 
Anne ; and I appoint my said wife sole executrix. Pell, 6. 

[GiDBON Delaun, apothecary of London and Chersted, Kent, eldest son of 
WUliam Delaune, a French Protestant pastor and doctor in physic. He was 
bom in Rheims about 1565, came with his father to England, and was appointed 
apothecary to Anne of Denmark, queen of James I. In 1610 he was granted the 
arms of the family of Launey of Belmesnil in Normandy, from which he was 
descended. 

He was a prominent member in the Apothecaries Company, and his fame was 
transmitted to succeeding ages as an originator of a long-famous pill. 

He married Judith, daughter of Henry Chamberleine ; his son married Anne, 
•daughter of Sir Bichard Sandys of Northbonrne Court, Kent, Eng. 

W. K. Watkins.] 

Daniel Merger of London^ merchant, 22 November 1687, proved 
12 May 1692. Wife Rebecca. Marriage contract dated 26 May 1676. 
Sister Elizabeth Dodson. Sister in law Magdalen, the relict of my de- 
•oeased brother Benjamin Mercer. My sister Judith — . My cousins Peter 
Dacane, Christopher Lethieulier and Jacob Foitre. Son Thomas. Lands 
belonging to me in L*eland, for which my honored father, deceased, paid 
about four hundred pounds. The rest of my children. My house at Lime 
street, London, and my house at Peckham, Surrey. My five children 
Thomas, Daniel, Elizabeth, Anne and Greorge Mercer. Brother George 
Dodson Esq. Friend Ralph Fordham. Fane, 90. 

John Priaulx of New Samm, Wilts, gen^, 10 April 1695, proved 19 
April 1698. Houses and lands in Pennington and Milford, Southampton^ 
the town of Southampton, and the city of New Sarum. My three daughters, 
Katherine, Ann and Sarah Priaulx. My godson Esmond Naish, son of 
Edmond Naish. My wife. My sister M". Katherine West. My kins- 
woman Mrs. Ann Priaulx. 

In a schedule or codidl, added 12 May 1697, others are named. Niece 
Katherine Aderly. Grodsim John Rowle. Sister Mardiant. Sister 



1895.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 239 

Lamport Sister Bowie. Aunt Priaalx. Couain Ann Priaalx and her 
brothers, my cousins, John and Peter Prianlz. All my nephews and 
nieces. Daughter Katherine married to £dward Stephens, gen^ 

Lort, 106. 

[Other wills relating to this Mercer family of New Hampshire have been 
given In vol. 47 (pp. 510-15) and in vol. 48 (p. 274). I take this occasion to 
correct a typographical error in the footnote on p. 274 (vol. 48). For Mercor 
read Mercer. The will of Mrs. Mary Coqaell alias Le Mercier seems to me so 
very interesting and important that I have made a large abstract of it. It 
shows a probable French origin for this family. Hknbt F. Waters.] 

Martin Roberts of Trnroe borough within the County of Cornwall, 
merchant, 1 March 1594, proved 5 March 1598. My mother Joan Roberts. 
My father in law John Catcher, alderman, and Ellen his wife. My 
brothers John and Richard Roberts, my sister Philip Robertes, my aunt 
Elizabeth Sanndell, my brothers in law John Catcher, Edward Catcher, 
Ambrose Roiston and Thomas Modie, my nephews Richard Roberts, Josias 
Robertes and John Thomas, my cousins William, John and Simons Roberts, 
my brothers in law Martin Thomas, Roger Tucker, Balthazar Williams, 
John Michell and Henry Nanspian, my sister Anne Tucker and her 
daughter and every of my other sisters, viz. Jane, Elizabeth, Margaret and 
Christabell, and every of their children, as also Jane, my brother Richard's 
daughter, my sister Jane Catcher and my cousin Richard Jefferie and 
Grace Surges. Wife Ellen. Kidd, 22. 

Sententia pro confirmdooe in the matter of the foregoing will was declared 
19 May 1599, the pardes in the case being John Roberts a brother and 
Johane Roberts the mother of the deceased, on the one part, and« on the 
other, Ellen Roberts the widow and executrix &c. Kidd, 43. 

John Robertes of the town and borough of Trewro, Cornwall, merchant, 
26 April 1603, with a nuncupative codicil, proved 8 February 1605. To 
my &ther Ronolde Robertes forty shillings a year for life. To Mary my wife 
twenty pounds a year for life and twenty pounds a year more so long as she 
doth continue widow and bear my name. My meaning is that she shall have 
but twenty pounds a year if she shall marry, otherwise forty pounds a year. 
Other bequests to her. To John Pendarves my brother in law one signet 
of gold to the value of forty shillings. To my brother William Robertes 
one signet of gold to the ^ue of forty shillings. A similar l>eque8t to 
brother Symon. To my sister in law Jane Robertes one gem of gold to 
the value of twenty shillings. To Mary Robertes my sister in law one 
gem of gold to the value of thirteen shillings four pence. To John Pen- 
darves my godson one hundred pounds. To William the son of Samuel 
Pendarves two hundred pounds (and certain leases). To Robert Peo- 
dervas one hundred pounds. To Grace Borges my sister forty shillings a 
year during her life. To John Roberte my nephew a heifer and a odf. 
To John Borges my godson a heifer and a calf by her side. To the rest 
of Grace Borges' children an ewe and lamb to each of them. To John 
Frye one ewe and lamb. Also I will have one gravestone ^* to be settle " 
upon the place of my burial, at the charges of my executor. I give ten 
pounds to the end that it may be lent out at ten for a hundred and that the 
use may be given forever at Christmas and Easter to the poor. The rest 
of all my goods and lands and leases I give and bequeath unto Grace Pen- 
dervas my daughter and her I make my whole executor. 



240 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

In the codicil he eDlarged his bequests to his wife Mary and sister Grace 
Burges, £^ye three of Samuel Pendarve's children three hundred pounds 
and made Samuel Pendarve and Grace his wife joint executors. 

Stafford, 16. 

Thomas Burgbs the elder of Truro, Cornwall, merchant, 20 September 
1619, proved 12 December 1623. To be buried in the chancel of Truro 
church if I be within ten miles of the same at my death. To my wife 
Honner Burges her chest with all moneys and Jewells or things in the same 
as was hers at the time of my death, and two large silver bowls and one 
large gilt tankard which she herself brought in my life time. I give her also 
during her natural life, twenty pounds sterling per annum; and if she re- 
fuse the Duchy land that falleth to her by custom then I give her ten pounds 
per annum more. Other bequests to her. To my son Henry Burges, dur- 
ing his life, ten pounds per annum. If Jane Burges, now wife of my son 
Henry, shall survive her husband then I bequeath to her twenty pounds 
sterling. To my daughter in law Elizabeth Burges, mine executor's wife, 
for a remembrance of me two of my best and " valuablest " pieces of plate, 
to be chosen by herself. To my son Humfrey Burges fifty pounds. To 
my son Richard five pounds. To Thomas Burges, the son of my son 
Richard, twenty pounds at one and twenty. To my daughter Ann Trethe- 
wey fifty pounds. To John, Thomas, Richard, Barnard, Margery, Judith, 
Honnor and Joaue Trethewey, sons and daughters of Robert Trethewey, ten 
pounds apiece at marriage or age of one and twenty. To my daughter 
Jane Poynter ten pounds. To all my godsons twenty shillings apiece. To 
Josias Burges, at one and twenty, five pounds. To four of the poor of the 
town of Truro two pence apiece to begin the next Sabbath after my death and 
to continue forever. Six shillings eight pence for a sermon to be preached 
the next Sabbath after my burial and so yearly to continue forever ; and for 
performance thereof mine executor shall tie the land, by order of law, unto 
the Town aud Borough of Truro for performance thereof. Mine executor 
shall give it himself and after his decease the Mayor of the said Borough. 
My brother in law M^ Anthony Pye, my son in law Mr. Robert Trethewey 
and my brother in law Mr. Peter Sidnam shall be the overseers of this my 
last will &c., to each of whom I give one gold ring worth thirty shillings 
apiece posy memento mori. The residue to my eldest son Thomas Burges 
whom I make and appoint sole executor &c. Swann, 127. 

[Thomas Burors, merchant, of Truro, married Honnor, daughter of Hum- 
phrey Sidman of Tregonle. 

At the Herald's Visitation of Truro, when the city arms were confirmed, i. e. 
October 9, 1620, Thomas Burges was one of the four aldermen, his son, Thomas 
Jr., was one of the Burgesses, and Hugh Boscawen, mentioned, as will be seen, 
in George Phippen's will as a beneficiary and near kinsman to his wife, was 
Recorder of the city. The certificate of the arms and seals was signed by 
the Mayor and Thomas Burges, and two others of the government. Fees, £8 
6s. — Georgb D. Phippen of Salem, Mass.] 

Robert Trethwt, of the parish of St. Stephens in Brannell in the 
County of Cornwall, gen^, 26 November 1623, proved 27 April 1624. 
To the poor of the parish ten shillings. To the vicar for tithes forgotten 
ten shillings. To my wife Anne Trethwye my messuages &c in Trevior 
and Penbegle for the term of fifty years if the lives contained in the original 
lease live so long, with all such ** fucum luce " * as now is in my inner par- 

* I mofit look apon this strange phrase as a misreadiag for ** famitare." 

Henst F. Watbrs. 



1895.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 241 

lor in Treveor and the best bed whereon I ase to lie performed with sheets 
and all other complements thereanto belonging and her own chest and ap- 
parel 1. John Trethwye my eldest son and heir shall have all my purchased 
land in all places within the Connty of Cornwall. To mj daughter 
Margery two hundred pounds. To my daughter Judith two hundred 
pounds. To my son Richard the right and term of years, after the decease 
of the said Anne my wife, at Treveor and Penbegle and twenty pounds in 
money. To my son Barnard Trethwy one hundred and fifty pounds. To 
Elizabeth Pye my daughter ten pounds. To my daughter Honnor twenty 
pounds. To my daughter Jone ten pounds, wiUi all such right as I have 
in Treneage &c To my son Thomas the messuages in Eggto shellinges 
(nc), during the continuance of the lease, with the license of drawing and 
selling wine there. Sundry servants. The residue to my son John whom 
I make executor. And as overseers I do ordain and appoint Anthony Pye 
the elder of Bodinnicke Esq., Anthony Pie my son in law and Henry 
Pownd, to whom I do give for their care and pains therein twenty shillings 
to each of them. 

Sealed, signed and delivered to my son in law Anthony Pie the younger, 
gen^, in trust &c Byrde, 36. 

[Egbert Trbthbwkt, will proved 1624, was son of Richard T. of St. Stephen. 
He married Anne, daughter of Thomas Burges of Truro, who married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Anthony Pye, Gent. 

Robert's children, a large family, are given in a note under his pedigree and 
arms in Visitation of Cornwall, 1620, pp. 237 and 8, and 806 arms. *' Or. a chev. 
Sa, betw. 3 trefoils slipped Az."— G. D. P.] 

Thomas Buboes of Truroe, Cornwall, merchant, 22 April 1626, with a 
Codicil of the same date, proved 20 June 1626. To the poor of Truro, 
Clemce (Clements) and Kenwin forty shillings. To my daughter Honor 
Burges three hundred pounds sterling, the one half to be paid her at the day 
of her marriage the other half within twelve months after, and in the mean 
time to be maintained by mine executor as shall be fit for her degree. To Anne 
Burges my daughter two hundred pounds (in similar payments). To my 
other two daughters Constance and Isabel Burges eight score pounds apiece 
(paid in similar way). To my son John two hundred and fifty pounds, to 
be paid at three years end after my decease, and my will is that he spend 
those three years abroad in the wars either in the low countries or elsewhere, 
during which three years my will is that mine executor allow him for his 
maintenance twenty marks sterling per annum, payable quarterly. To my 
son Henry my estate and interest in Kenwin Closes and the house, commonly 
called Thomas Glover's house, which I hold of the Borough of Truro. I 
give him also one hundred pounds to be paid him at eight years end dec. 
Provisions for binding him apprentice. To my other six sons, Caleb, Josua, 
Hurophrie, James, Elisha and Thomas, to each of them two hundred marks 
sterling, to be paid as they severally accomplish the age of one and twenty, 
and my will is that they be brought up in some honest calling and course 
of life. To my wife Elizabeth forty pounds sterling per annum during her 
life. Other bequests to her (including) one piece of plate called the ** bar- 
rell canne.'* The residue to my son Robert whom I constitute sole execu- 
tor. To my two brothers in law Anthony Pye of St Stephens in Brannell, 
gen^, and George Phippen, rector of Truro, the manor of Trethosa and. 
the barton of Millador in trust to satisfy the legacies te. 

George Phippen one of the witneaaea. Hele, 91. 

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242 Cfenealoffical Gleanings in England. [AprQ, 

[Thomas Burges, son of the above, married Elizabeth Pye, 
March 27 ^ 1598. Pedigree and arms of the Barges family is 
given in Visitation of Cornwall, 1620, pp. 26 and 303. ** Chequy 
6n. & Or. on a Chief Ar. 3 Cross Crosslets Az.*' (Same as in 
Phippen Genealogical Chart.) — See Heraldic Journal^ vol. 4, 
frontispiece. 

The authors say in a note under the pedigree, p. 26, that 
Thomas Barges was Mem. Pari, from Truro, 1 & 21 of James 
Ist, or in 1602 and 1623. Perhaps this honor may have been 
shared by father and son, both of the same name. Other 
BotfM iHVkiiBf mpfm. notes on the same page gives the baptism of his children, a 
large family, taken from the Truro Parish Records between 1599 and 1616. 

In his will he mentions his brothers-in-law, Anthony Pye and George Phippen, 
rector.— G. D. P.] 

John Trethewet of Tniroe, Cornwall, gen*., 20 July 1626, with a 
codicil dated 7 August 1626, another 12 of August 1626, another 14 August 
1626, proved 15 January 1626. To the poor of Truro twenty shillings, to 
the poor of St. Stephen's twenty shillings, to the poor of Clemence ten 
shillings and to the poor of Kenwin ten shillings. To my mother Anne 
Trethewey ten pounds sterling. To my brothers and sisters, Elizabeth, 
Margery, Honor, Joane and Barnard, ten pounds sterling apiece (in six 
months after my decease). To my brother Richard thirty pounds sterling. 
To my godson Robert Pye forty shillings. To my goddaughter Joane 
Trethewey twenty shillings. To Joane Trethewey sometime a servant in 
my house twenty shillings. To every child of my brothers and sisters a 
noble apiece. To the boy Hugh Webbe which attendeth on me forty shil- 
lings to bind him apprentice to some honest trade, if it may conveniently 
be done, howsoever to be paid unto him or some friend of bis for his good. 
For payment of debts and legacies and the discharge and payment of cer- 
tain debts and legacies of my father Robert Trethewey deceased, not yet 
satisfied, as they shall appear to be due I give and bequeath all the rest 
of my goods, chattells, lands, tenements &c. unto my brother Thomas 
Trethewey, merchant, whom, on this condition, I make and constitute my 
sole executor. If he refuse then I give unto my brother in law Anthony 
Pye of St. Stephens gen^ my house, also my land called Riddle and my 
estate in Tregurgas ^c, to raise money out of the same sufficient for the 
payment of the said debts and legacies. And that being done all the said 
houses and tenements to be and remain as the proper estate of the said 
Thomas Trethewey mine executor. 

Wit: Geo. Phippen, Honor Burges. 

In the first codicil he bequeaths to his uncle Richard Burges three 
pounds sterling, to his grandmother Honor Burges thirty shillings to buy 
her a ring, to his aunt Catherine Sidname five shillings and to his aunt 
Bennett two shillings six pence. In the third and last codicil he ratifies 
and allows of the last will and testament of his sister Judith Trethewey 
deceased. 

George Phippen was a witness to each codicil. Skynner, 2. 

[John Trethewey (will proved 1626) was son of the above Robert, mentions 
the Burgesses and his brother-in-law, Anthony Pye, who married his sister 
Elizabeth ; also his aunt Sldnam, which name appears in the Barges pedigree. 
George Phippen and Honor Burges were witnesses to his will. See Vis. Cor- 
wall, p. 26.— G. D. P.] 

William Catcher of Truroe, Cornwall, merchant, 13 December 1627, 
proved 26 March 1628. To my wife Margrett there will descend all my 



1895.] Oenealogicai Oleanings in England. 248 

« Datchie " land, whereby she will be provided for. I give and bequeath 
unto her all her wearing apparell and all her rings, Jewells and those trunks 
and chests which she now useth. I give her such household stuff, plate and 
necessary utensils as my brother in law George Phippen shall think fitting 
for her, also, for a testimony of my love, I give her that diamond ring which 
was my own and hath been long in her custody. As for my eldest son 
Edward Catcher, being but young and sickly, if he live unto it the said 
Duchy land will descend unto him, which will be a competent means for him. 
To John, my second son all my leases except that of my now dwelling house, 
which I ordain to be a dwelling house for my wife and all our children 
in common until God shall be pleased otherwise to dispose of them. To 
William, my youngest son, my right and interest in Newington house and 
lands, being copyhold lands, to hold according to the custom of the manor, 
from the time that he shall accomplish the age of twenty four years for- 
ward. Bequests of money &c. to ^ my seaven '' daughters, Constance, 
Matilda, Ellen, Margrett, Jane, Marie and Honor, at days of marriage or 
age of twenty four. My two youngest sons John and William to be joint 
executors. I appoint unto them and the rest, as overseer and guardian, 
my beloved brother in law George Phippen, ratifying and desiring to be 
ratified what he shall do, who I assure myself will do his best for this my 
family. 

Commission issued to the widow Margaret Catcher during the minorities 
of John and William Catcher &c. Harrington, 26. 

[William Catchier, merchant, who married Margaret Pye, daughter of Anthony 
Pye of St. Stephen's, was an alderman of Truro in 1620. Will, proved 1628, 
speaks of his property in Duchie land and other R. E., and makes bequest to 
his seven daughters, the same whom Qeorge Phippen remembers in his will made 
thirty years afterward. He appoints his younger sons, John and William, to be 
execntors ; the mother, however, had charge whUe they were In their minority. 

George Phippen, his brother in law, to be overseer and guardian. 

It was this man's son, John Catcher, who '' pretended " against him, as Mr. 
Phippen says, gave him all his trouble, resulting In his Imprisonment, loss of 
property and health. — G. D. P.] 

John Catcher (intending now a voyage for the Barbados) 23 June 
1630, proved 16 November 1631. To my cousin William Challoner a 
bond of two hundred pounds which my cousin John Smith of London, 
leatherseller, and Brian Coole of London standeth bound to pay unto me 
on Michaelmas Day 1634 (the sum of one hundred pounds), he giving 
bonds unto my cousin Smith to pay unto my father Thomas Catcher six 
pounds, thirteen shillings eight pence a year for life &c. Reference to 
debts and estates of late uncle Edward Catcher of Trinity Hall, Cam- 
bridge. To my loving cousin EM ward Catcher, the son of my late uncle 
William Catcher late of Truro, Cornwall, twenty pounds; and if he die 
before my father then the said sum shall remain and be to his two brothers. 
Cousin Smith attorney to receive of my aunt Margaret Catcher, adminis- 
tratrix of my uncle William Catcher for the legacy which my aunt Ursula 
Catcher gave me by her last will and testament &c. and to receive of 
my cousin Richard Mowsdale ten pounds, being part of a legacy of thirty 
pounds given unto me by my late uncle William Brooke Esq. late of London, 
skinner. St. John, 120. 

[John Catcher, bound for Barbadoes In 1630, was the son of Thomas, a 
brother of William.— G. D. P.] 



244 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Grorgb Fitzpen ah Phippen, 20 July 1650, proved at London 1 
March 1651 by Mary Phippen, relict and executrix. 

Whereas John Catcher pretending against me an Oxford decree (void 
in itself), during the time of my imprisonment, for mine adhering to the 
Parliament, plundered me in corn and goods of all kinds, according to a 
schedule hereunto annexed, of the value of two hundred and ten pounds 
and seven shillings, for recovery whereof against him and other his agents 
I leave it to mine executrix hereafter named. Item to his sisters which had 
no portions, viz^ M' William White, for his deceased wife Constance, to 
Margaret, Ellianor, Jane, Mary and Honour, I give and bequeath freely 
all those my lands in Perausand (by me dearly paid for) which were their 
father's; and all this I do for them (God be my witness) not out of 
any check of conscience that I ever wronged that ^mily, for I did supply 
and support them for many years with mine own estate ; so as they have 
spoken against me without a cause for my love they are my adversaries, 
but I give myself unto prayer the good God give them repentance and for- 
give them. Reference made to fifty pounds lent unto M" Margaret Catcher, 
widow. Item 1 forgive unto Henry Pye of Stephent, gentleman, all the 
money which he oweth unto me (about one hundred pounds). I forgive unto 
M'. Henry Edmonds and Thomas Drake all the cost in law for a suit begun 
in the consistory of Exon and finished with sentence for me in the Arches. 
I forgive unto the executor or administrator of one Hercules Ash the 
money which he owed me. To M". Mary Woolcott (sheep) — to certain 
servants &c. To Joane Phippen widow (sheep). To EUinor Phippen, 
now EUinor George, and Francis George her husband. To my honored 
friend Hugh Boscawen Esq. I give my cabinet press, and unto his honor- 
able lady my clock, and I humbly pray his assistance unto my wife, his 
near kinswoman and to my heirs. To Anne Grosse the daughter of my 
brother in law Edward Gross of Trurow land in Kenwyne street, Somer- 
set, in the tenure of John Rankin and John Daniell. To my kinsman 
and brother's son, Roger Phippen of Penny com quicke I give that silver 
bowle which was M^ Upcott's if it be not redeemed with fifty shillings 
before my death, and I give unto him my land in Euoder &c., now in the 
tenure of Mary Thomas. 

Item — for my brother David Phippen in New England I do give and 
bequeath unto his eldest son the lesser Trewoone, unto his second son that 
Trevossa whereon Nicholas Clemowe liveth, unto his third son the other 
Trevossa called Petherickes because it was sometimes in the tenure of one 
William Pethericke <&c. ; and if either of these three brothers die without 
issue my will is that that tenement shall descend unto the fourth son, and 
so on ; and to his daughter or daughters twenty pounds. Also to the eldest of 
these brothers I give my signet ring and to the second the silver seal which 
hangeth at my purse. To my sister Cicely Reign olds my two biggest silver 
spoons, my ring with Death's head unto her husband. To Edmond Braine 
ten pounds and to each of his brothers six pence and to his sister six pence. 
To my kinsman Thomas Phippen of Clemence all my right in a field in 
Kenwyne which I hold of M' Pearce Edgcombe and which William Priske 
holdeth of me from year to year (and other property). 

Item, my prayer is that God would provide some able and faithful min- 
ister to succeed me in Lemoran. Certain legacies to wife Mary and she to 
be executrix. I desireHugh Boscawen Esq. aforenamed, John Penros Esq. 
and Edward Grosse gentleman to be overseers, and to each forty shillings. 
Reference to jointure promised to wife in marriage (thirty pounds per year). 



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Tnilj her virtuous aod respectful deportment towards me deserves well at 
my hands. To the poor of Weymoath in Dorset five pounds, of Melcombe 
there ten pounds, of Comborno three pounds, of Enoder forty shillings. 
I pray my brother John Penros to distribute of my moneys twenty pounds 
more unto the poor of twenty parishes, when he shall think fit, twenty 
shillings to each. I give to every of his children twenty shillings apiece. 
Wit : Hugh Boscawen, John Penros, Thomas Harney. Bowyer, 57. 

[Rev. George FrrzFEN dU Phipfen, Rector of St. BCaiy's Church at Truro, 
will proved in 1651, was the son of Robert Fitzpen of Weymouth in Dorset- 
shire, who married Cecelie, daughter of Thomas Jordan, 18 September 1580, 
and great grandson of Henry Fitzpen and Alice Pierce of St. Mary Overy in 
Devonshire. His brothers were Owen and David. Owen was bom at Mel- 
comb in 1582 ; married Annie Coinie 8 July 1608. (Weymouth and Melcomb, 
united by a bridge, were under one government or mayoralty). 

Owen Fhippen was a great traveller; he was taken by the Turks in 1620, and 
after seven years bondage, he, with ten other Christian captives under his lead- 
ership, overcame sixty-five Turks in their own ship, which he took to Cartagene, 
sold all for ;£^000, returned to England and died at Lamorran, 17 March 1636. 

A tablet was erected to his memory in St. Mary's Church at Truro. See 
Hutchins*s History Cornwall, Vol 2 ; 648. 

David Phippen, from whom the writer of these notes is descended, came to 
New England and was one of thirty persons who began the settlement of ffing- 
hun, September 18, 1635, where sundry lots of land were granted him. He 
removed to Boston in 1641, and died there about 1650. His son, Joseph Phip- 
pen, removed from Boston to Falmouth, Casco Bay (Portland) about 1650, 
thence to Salem in 1665. Joseph's son David, having Uu^ landed possessions 
at Casco Bay, remained there till slain (1703) in the Indian and French war. 

George Phippen, A.M., while master of the grammar school in Truro, one of 
the first seminaries of England, furnished and certified to the arms and pedigree 
of his family at the Hendd's Visitation of Cornwall in 1620, as given below. 
See Drake and Vivian's Visitation of Co. Cornwall in 1620, published in London 
in 1847, p. 71. Arms, ** Argent, two bars, in chief, 3 escallops, sable." 



FITZPEN AL'S PHIPPEN. 
Arms. — Arg. two bars, in chief three escallops, sable. 



«m# 



Henry Fitzpen =» Alice, da. of 




of St. Mary Ov'y 
in Devon. 



Peirce of Ireland. 



I 
Jo. Fitzpen = 

I 



da. of 



I 



Robt Fitzpen als Fippen =■ Cicilie, da. of 



of Wamooth in 
Com. Dorset. 



Tho. Jordon of 
Dorsetsh. 



Owen Fitzpen 
of Ireland 
1** Sonne. 



I 
David 

t^ Sonne. 



George 3<i sonne 
of Truro in 
Cornwall 
Uving 1620. 



T 



CncOie 
ada. 








999 



246 OenecUogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

The Rev. George Phippen was persecuted for his Faritanic tendencies and his 
adherance to Parliament, being driven from his charge of 26 years doration over 
St. Bfary's Chnrch at Truro, and that of Lamorran, a village a few miles dis- 
tant. How long he was imprisoned we know not. In his will he complains 
bitterly, though forgivingly, of his persecutor, who was of his own connec- 
tions, as may be seen in the record of the family of Anthony Pie of St. Stephen, 
who married Constance Pound. This family was of good social position, and 
was probably divided by the bitter party feeling of those troublous times. 
"Arms, Ar. on a fess Az., 8 escallops of the first," — same as on Phippen 
(Genealogical Chart. 

William Catcher married ICargaret Pie ; these were the parents of John Catcher 
who " pretended" against Mr. Phippen, notwithstanding he had been guardian 
over his youth. 
Henry Burgess married Jane Pye. 
Thomas Burgess married Elizabeth Pye. 

A son, Anthony Pye, married Elizabeth, daughter of Bobt. Trethewey. 
George Phippen married Ist, Joan Pie ; 2d, Mrs. Mary Penros, June 20, 1648, 
who survived him. 

Gilbert*s His. Cornwall says, that the Pyes with the Spreys 
during the interregnum of Cromwell turned decimators and 
sequestrators upon the lands and revenues of the royal laity 
and clergy of Cornwall to that degree of hurt and damage 
that occasioned the making of that short litany, **From the 
Pyes and Spreys, Good Lord deliver us.** 

Joseph Phippen above mentioned, with a forethought not 
common with pioneers, prepared a Genealogical Chart of his 
own and collateral families left in the old country, embla- 
zoned with coat-armor, etc., to which were added later 
Tn iBvriiH pwff^fc generations of the new. 

This chart suffered the loss of some of its tablets during the disturbances of 
the Revolution ; the remnants of which were published in the 4th volume of the 
Heraldic Journal. 

The wills under consideration, obtained through the researches of Mr. H. 7. 
Waters, have dropped the enquirer as it were, into the midst of these very 
families, and at times not remote from the period when the English part of that 
chart was prepared. Possibly the compiler was assisted in that portion of the 
collection by his uncle, George Phippen of Truro. Suffice it to say that so much 
has already been brought to light and corroborated regarding these English 
families, that we now place entire confidence in the ancient record, coat-armor 
and all.— George D. Phippen.] 

Anne Kobebts of Woolwich Kent, widow, 4 January 1672. My debts 
and funeral charges discharged I give everything to my loving son in law 
David Phippen, full and sole executor &c. 

Commbsion issued 20 January 1672 to Anne Phippen wife of David 
Phippen now in the ship called the Revenge, sole executor &<*-, to admin- 
ister according to the tenor and effect of the will during the absence and 
for the benefit of the said David Phippen. Pye, 11. 

Mense Junii Anno 1 673 

Yicesimo prime die emt com® Annae Phippennt relict. Davidis Phip- 
penny nup de Nave Le Revenge in servicio dffi nf i Regis def. hgntis &c. 

Admon. A.B. 1 673, fo. 79. 

[This David may have been a descendant of Owen Phippen. There were 
several others of the family name, mentioned in the will of George Fitspen, 
probably his cousins and sons of his uncles John and George, for the old chart 
says that *< John Fitspen left issue Robert, John and George,** though the two 
latter are not mentioned in the visitation pedigree. George's sister Cecilia, there 

•mentioned, was bap. at Melcomb March 10, 159S, and md Reynolds. — 

O. D. P.] 



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Jane Stolion of London, widow, 9 April 1640, proved 4 May 1647. 
I have settled my lands in Mayfield, Sussex, upon William Hayes of Little 
Horstedy Sussex, gen^ and John Maynard of Biayfield, clerk, and Nicholas 
Dnrant of Headlith (tie) and Thomas Tamor of Caginer {tic) in the same 
County, yeoman, and their heirs upon certain trusts, to dispose of the pro- 
fits as by me directed. My daughter Elizabeth Stolion shall have, for life, 
out of the Lodge fields four pounds a year after the death of me and of my 
son Abraham. And all my said lands and the residue of the profits, after 
my death, shall be to the use of my son Abraham and the heirs of his body 
dsc., remainder to my son Thomas Station and the heirs of his body &c, 
and, for de&ult of such issue, to the son and heir of John Edwards late of 
Cockfield, Sussex, genS and the heirs of his body Ac., and for default of 
such issue to my son Thomas Stolion and his heirs for ever. I make my 
son Abraham Stolyon executor and do give him all my personal estate 
which I have in New England. And I do further give &c unto my son 
Thomas Stolyon all my personal estate which I have in Old England. If 
my said son Thomas shall give and secure unto my said daughter Elizabeth 
eight pounds a year (during her life) for her maintenance and support then 
and from thenceforth he shall be freed and discharged of and firom all debts 
and demands which I, my executors &c, may or can claim from him. 

Witnesses John White, John Phelpes and James Morgan. 

Proved, at London, by Abraham Stolyon, son and executor. 

Fmes, 112. 

Thokas Stoltow of Warbleton, Sussex, genS 10 October 1679. To 
loving wife Susan and to Elizabeth the wife of Samuel Spatchurst of War- 
bleton aforesaid all my utensills and household stuflT, to be equally divided 
between them by Richard Weller B.D., rector of Warbleton, and Eld ward 
Hawkesworth ]^q. of the same parish. To my said wife Susan ten pounds 
yearly for life out of the rents and profits of all my lands in Mayfield, War- 
bleton and Heathfield, in the said County, she to relinquish and release all 
her right, title and dowery and claim to the thirds of my lands. I do de- 
vise and settle all my said lands upon Edward Polhill of Burwash in the 
said County E^. and Richard Weller and Edward Hawkesworth &c as 
fieoffes in trust, for uses hereafter expressed, and if occasion be (for speedy 
payment of debts) to sell my house in Mayfield town, now in the occupa- 
tion of Samuel Paris and others, and more of my lands. After all debts 
paid then the said Trustees, their heirs and successors shall forever out in 
two or three years put out two poor boys or girls, inhabitants of Warbleton, 
apprentice to some good trades and at the end of their apprenticeship allow 
them a convenient stock for setting up and improving their trades ; and also 
once in two or three years to portion out poor maids, inhabitants of War- 
bleton, in marriage. The said Richard Weller and Edward Hawkesworth, 
whom I appoint executors, to recover and sue for all my just debts which 
are recoverable either in law or equity from the ffeoffees of Henry Smith 
Esq. deceased upon the account of any damage by me sustained &c. and 
abo what is due from any other person or persons either in old England or 
in New England. All such debts &c recovered to go towards the payment 
of my debts &c. 

Commission issued 26 November 1680 to Samuel Spatchurst, gen^ John 
Wood Sen' and Samuel Store to administer according to the tenor of the 
will for the use and benefit of the people of Warbleton, for the reason that 
the executors named in the will renounced &c. Bath, 73. - 



248 Oenealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Sentence for the confirmation of the foregoing will was declared 23 No- 
vember 1 680, the parties in the case being Spatchorst, Wood and Store, 
Trustees for the people of Warbleton, on the one side, and Elizabeth Come, 
natural and lawfal sister of the deceased, on the other. Bath, 183. 

[Car eastern friends will recognize the above name which has sometimes 
taken other forms, as Stallian, Stanyan, &c., &c. — H. F. Watkbs.] 

SusAJf Hamobe, widow, executrix of the last will and testament of 
Raphe Hamore my late husband &c., 18 February 1616, proved 19 
February 1616. To my brother Jonas Owen one hundred pounds. To 
my sister Sara Snelling the wife of Francis Snelling twenty pounds. To 
Ljonell Barron and Susan Barron, the son and daughter of Christopher 
Barron and my daughter, one hundred pound the piece. Whereas my 
deceased husband gave to Birsaba Snelling, daughter of Francis Snelling, 
three hundred pounds to be paid her at her marriage my will is that imme- 
diately after my decease the said Birsaba shall have the use and benefit of the 
said sum for her maintenance and finding, and for the money to be paid and 
disposed according to the will of my husband. The poor of St Buttolph's 
Aldgate where my desire is my corpse should be laid near the bodies of 
my father and mother. The five children of my brother Jonas Owen (at 
twenty one or marriage). I give to Thomas Hamore, Raphe Hamore and 
Jane Blackall, the sons and daughter of my late husband, ten pounds the 
piece. The residue to my daughter Sara Baron, the wife of Christopher 
Baron, whom I make my sole executrix ; and I nominate overseers hereof 
Mr. Richard Stocke preacher and Thomas Kdney citizen and skinner of 
London, to either of whom I give five pounds the piece. Weldon, 10. 

William Pembebton of Rendlesham, Suffolk, Bachelor of Divinity, 22 
October 1598, proved 4 May 1599. To wife Elizabeth all my lands and 
tenements &c. in Suffolk during life and widowhood, she paying to my son 
Richard yearly, till he be oue and twenty years old, twenty marks and after 
his said full age twenty pounds towards his maintenance at school and learn- 
ing. After decease of my said wife I give these lands &c. to my said son 
Richard. I give to Richard all my books, notes and writings. If wife die 
before Richard is of full age then I give out of said lands &c. one hundred 
marks to be paid by him, t£at is, twenty marks yearly for five years to my 
son Mathie, beginning two years after her decease. And for default of 
such payment, upon lawful demand &c, I give to said Mathie all my lands, 
free and bond, lying in Tunstall. If wife take another husband son Richard 
shall, upon her marriage, enter my lands presently, and then I give her, in 
lieu of her thirds, an annuity of twenty pounds. 

I give to my sons Joseph, Benjamin and Paul, at their several ages of 
one and twenty years, one hundred marks each ; and to my two daughters 
Scholastice and Anne one hundred marks each, to be paid at their like ages 
or days of marriage. Wife Elizabeth and son Richard to be executors. 

Kidd, 42. 

Paul Pemberton citizen and haberdasher of London, 23 July 1625, 
proved 27 September 1625. The poor of Stebbing. The poor of St. 
Michaers Crooked Lane. The poor of Mr. Stock*s church in Bred Street. 
Ten pounds to be equally divided unto those men unto whom my brother 
Benjamin was indebted, according unto their several debts. Ten pounds 
towaras the building up of Mr Stock's church, it being now pulled down. 



1895.] Oenealogical^ Gleanings in England. 249 

Twenty poaods to my brother Mr Garter. Twenty pounds to my brother 
Joseph Pemberton. My brother Mathias Pemberton and his daughter 
Elizabeth and his other two children. My brother Benjamin's two 
children Elizabeth and Joseph. I leave twenty pounds in my execu- 
tor's hands for to pay twenty shillings yearly for twenty years to come 
upon the fifth day of November for a sermon to be preached in the after- 
noon by the parson of St Michael Church in Crooked Lane in London in 
a remembrance of God's great mercy unto our nation as on that day in de- 
livering us from so great a '* daunger " as on that day we were subject unto. 
Five pounds more to pay five shillings yearly for twenty years to come, to be 
given in bread to the poor of St. Michael Ac. upon the fifth of November 
as aforesaid, at night after the sermon is ended. Twelve pounds to twelve 
poor ministers, to be given by my brother Joseph and my brother Mathias 
as they shall see where is most need. My mother Mary Whiskett of Nor- 
wich widow. Cox Tooke ironmonger, his wife and children. To Ellen 
Tucker, widow, a bond of twenty pounds that Mr Allen of Ipswich standeth 
bound for, the truth is it is her money and not mine. To my brother Mr 
John Fuller forty shillings to make a couple of rings, one for himself and 
another for his wife, to wear them for my sake. Elizabeth Pemberton the 
daughter of Mathias. To brother Joseph half my books and the other half 
I will Mathias may have. Item, I give my twenty pounds adventured into 
New England unto the Company to be employed by them towards the 
foundation of a church if ever Grod give them a settled peace there. The 
residne to brother Joseph whom with my brother Mathias I make my 
executors &c. Clarke, 100. 

Phippen (ante, p. 242, 246) : 

I^OTE : The illustratioB on page 242 for the arms of Burges of Cornwall, 
loaned by Mr. Phippen, is incorrectly drawn; and that on page 246 should be 
described as ** Phippen impaling I^e." CoMMrrrKK ox Hkraldbt. 

Damb Anns Moolson {anUy voL 48, page 405). 
Hu Mauban Ooai of Amu. 

In addition to what has already been gleaned in England regarding Sir Thomas 
Moulson and his wife Dame Anne (RadclilTe) Moulson, Dr. Blarshall, Rouge 
Croix Pursuivant, kindly contributes the following : 

** * The arms and crest of Mr. John Moulson of Hargrave Stubs, in the Co. of 
Chester, and of Mr. Thomas Moulson of London his brother, being truly descended 
from the co-heirs of Bosengrave, Oreby and Hargrave — exemplified by Wm. 
Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms.* The arms are taken from the original, 
which was then in custMly of Mr. Thomas Moulson, nephew and heir of Sir 
Thomas Moulson, Knight, Alderman of London, and are quarterly : 

1. Gules a chevron argent frett^ sable between three mullets or (for Moulson). 

2. Or a fees wavy and in chief three martlets sable (for Rosengrave). 
8. Gules two lions passant argent, Ui chief a label or ffor Oreby). 

4. Argent a griffin segreant per fees gules and azure (for Haigrave) . 
Crest — A griffin passant p«r pale gules and asure, resting the dexter fore-claw 
or a mullet or." 

Dr. M&rshaU adds : ** Argent two bends engrailed sable are the arms of the 
Badcllffes of Ordsall, from which family Anthony (father of Anne) RadclilTe 
descended." Hknrt E. Woods. 

John Woodbcrt of Beverley in New England, mariner, but now resident 
on board his Majesty's ship the Crown, 4 August 1 672. I give to my well 
beloved friend Mr Daniel Berry of Limehouse, Stepney, all my moneys or 
wages as shall be due for my service or wages in the ship Crown, bu^to the 
intent and purpose to pay and satisfy all such just and doe debts as are 

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tl^ OeMeioffienl GftetmSngs in Wnglmnd. [Aprils 

(m^f^% nnto him tbe Mid MTr Berrj and to soy oeher peraon to wiiom I sludl 
jmtly ftand indebted anto; and, for the remaiiider oi the moneys it it n^ 
win that my Wife ihsll hnre and enjoy and to be sent her by the first qp> 
portnnity into New England, which i desire Mr Berry to procare safe ocm- 
re^ance (A the same. I give and beqneath onto my said wife Elizabeth 
Woodbory all my books and sea instroments which I have now in my chert 
and also a new cloth coat, which, my will is, may be also sent to my wife widi 
the first and safest conveyance; or that, if the said Bfr Berry shall think 
iM>nvenient, to sell est dispose to sale all or any part of books, instmmenta 
^ coat and to make retom of the product of them unto my wife hi money 
or foods. To my fKend «Tohn Tayler mariner, one of the said ship's com- 
fpany, all my wearing apparell Ac. 

Umnmission issued to Daniel Berry 18 January 1672 to administer fe. 
>no esecator htmng been named. Pye, 13. 

WrttfAV TRAfrBRHC of St. Clement Danes, Middlesex, chandler, 39 
April Hh%, proved 24 Jone 1658. Wife Dorothy. To my grandchild 
WfYliam Hattman ^hj pofinds (he nnder 16 years of age). The next child 
of my daagkter Rllenor Haisman. To my brother Richard Trabeme now 
In Tirginia ten shillings. Tbe residue to Henry Haisman and EUinor his 
now wife whom I make executors. 

Proved by Hear/ Haisman, power reserved to Elianor Haisman. 

Wootton, 290. 

EtifKABaTR SLAtTOHTRS, 6 Angust, 1645. Am now fallen into a time 
of great ** mortallitie." I now in perfect health. I do appoint that my 
true natural son William Clarke, son to my first husband Henry Clarke, 
ehall hare and enjoy illl that I luive if he be living and shall come to de- 
mand It within the term of seven years after my decease, excepting some 
eertain thinm hereafter specified, which are these. I do give to my sister 
Francis, wife to William Oilberti one pair of flnoo {tic) laced pillowbeers. 
To my cousin Elisabeth Elliott one fiafieo table clothe To my cousin Mary 
Kittff one little cabinet The rest of mr household stuff equally to my 
eottsins Itary and Rachel Cullom, dausAlers to my siater Jaue Cullom, 
except one feather bed and beulsler whicK I appoint for nty son William if 
he come to demand it «b aferesaid. If I 4ie before the return of Isaac 
Walker fh>m New England 1 tfive to mv cousin Marv Cullome, before- 
named, fViltpower to recover and receive fifty thillLngs due to me from the 
eald Isaac Waker {tit) for 4er own use, whether my eon come or not: but 
in case she die before she he married I then appoint Iks said fifty shillings 
ftvr her Krtither Robert Oollom. 

Kow if mt sen William Clarke come not after my deeeaae within the 
time limitetl or if otherwise h^ good and suftcieni testimony it may be 

rmred that We he dead then t appoint eueh moneys or goods that by virtue 
ereof appertaineth to him, the third part I five to the said Mary Cullome, 
the rest to be equally divided betw^een my sister SibbtH Howeir« children 
And my siater FVanets <4ii)dren and my sister Jane Collom's childreD. To 
the poor of the parish where I shall be buried five shillings. And that this 
my said will may he ^ithMly fulfilled I do desire to esttust hensM my 
WOther Arthur K!iug« my broA er Joehua Slaughter and my brewer Robert 
Culloed* to whom I cj\^ at my dece ase tf« skillies apiece. Wlcnessad hf 
JMin Sani^Md and Marv Hare 

Commisstoa issued ifO June 1$46 to Robert Oihna. Me ot the tmsMua, 
jdo admittiaier aeeordii^ to the tenor of the win. Twisse, SS. 



1895.] Gfenealogical Oleanings in England* 851 

In the probate Act Book for 1646 the diooete of Bristol is indicated, but 
no parish. 

Matthias Nicholls, preacher of God's word to the town of Plymouth, 
Devon (without date) proved 10 October 1631. To the Grovemors of the 
New Hospital, called the poor's portion, ten pounds. To the Governors of 
the Hospital adjoining, called orphans' aid, five pounds. I give three 
pounds to be distributed among the poor of Plymouth. To the poor of 
the town of Buckingham forty shillings. Likewbe I give unto the Com- 
mon Stock for New England, towards the advancement of that plantation, 
the sum of thirteen pounds. My land in Ply m ton Mary parish I give to 
my beloved wife, during her natural life, and after her decease to my son &c, 
remainder to son Matthias dec, next to son Samnel &c., then to daughters 
Johan and Hanna and their heirs forever. To daughter Johan fifty pounds,, 
to be put into the hands of some trusty friend to be employed for her ad^ 
vantage (and the remainder of certain lease) she to receive her stock at the 
age of twenty and one years or day of marriage. A similar bequest to 
daughter Hanna. To my two younger sons Mathias and Samuel one hun-^ 
dred marks apiece, at one and twenty. The residue of my goods Ac. to mj 
wife whom I make and constitute sole executrix. Reference to the lease of 
the new market house of the town, intrusted to beloved friends Mr. Robert 
Trelawny, Mr. Edmond Fowdl and Mr. Richard Tapper, and '< the two- 
leases bought for mee by M' Jope of M^ Parker and her sonne." Mj 
desire is that my wife will reserve such of my books as shall be thought 
useful for my son John until he be fit to make use of them. And hereia 
my desire is that she use the advice of my dear friend Mr. John Vincent 
who will, I doubt not, ease her of a great part of her care in his education. 
As for my papers and notes I commit them wholly to the disposing of the said 
M'. Vincent, my dear brother Mr. Ferdinando Nicolls and my beloved cousin 
Mr. Abraham Sherwill, desiring them to set apart such as they shall think 
useful either for the public good of the Church or for the furthering of my 
son John in his particular studies and to bum the rest &c My cousin 
Abraham Sherwill to choose out of my best English books for his ^ther, 
mother, wife, her brother and sister, each of them one such as he shall 
think most convenient for them as tokens of my love. 

Proved by Martha Nicholls, widow Ac St. John, 107. 

William Pittes, of the parish of Temple within the city of Bristol, 
clothier, 30 October 1592, proved 3 January 1592. My body to be buried 
in the church of Temple. The poor of the said parish. To William my 
eldest sou my house wherein I now dwell, with all the furniture thereunto 
belonging ; that is to say, one standing bed, with a truckle bed under it, with 
a feather bed in the one and a fiock bed in the other, two pair of sheets 
and a pair of blankets and the best coverlet which I bought of Lynzey the 
wait player. But Annes my wife shall have and hold die said house and 
furniture till William my son come to the age of twenty and one years. 
And after that, if the said Agnes remain a widow, she shall pay twenty 
shillings yearly for rent &c. To the said William the lease of the house 
wherein my mother now inhabiteth, the same to hold immediately after the 
decease of my said mother. Other legacies to the said William. Remainder 
to his brethren in order of age (Robert, Thomas and John). Special be- 
quests to tbem and to daughter Elizabeth, at one and twenty. My brother 
Richard Pitte'e two daughters. Sir Richard Uartyn of Temple. Wife 



252 Cfenealogical Oleanings in England. [April, 

Agnes to be executrix aod Mr. John Piokes and Thomas Heywarde to be 
overseers. Newell, 1. 

Robert Owen of the city of Bristol, merchant, now bound on a rojage 
into the parts beyond the seas, 5 September 1614, with a codicil dated 4 
September 1615, proved 16 February 1615. To wife Mary four hundred 
pounds and the messuage wherein I now dwell situate upon the ** Kaye ^ 
within the said city, to hold for life ; and after her decease I give the said 
messuage to my son Robert Owen. I give my said son all my lands, mes- 
suages &a in Bristol and in Portbury, Somerset, or elsewhere, and also two 
hundred pounds. To my daughter Mary Owen three hundred pounds. 
The same to daughter Johane Owen and the child wherewith my wife now 
goeth, yet unborn. A great part of my estate is in Adventure at sea, part 
insured by Policy of Assurance recorded in the Royal Exchange in Lon- 
don and part upon mine own adventure not insured. Wife Mary to have 
the use and keeping of my children's legacies until they shall accomplish 
their several ages of one and twenty or be married, she putting in sureties 
to be bound in double the sum to pay the said legacies together with the 
benefit and use for the same at the rate of nine per cent for one whole year 
until such time as they shall be paid. My brother Griffeth Owen. My 
sister Mary Owen. My brother George Owen. My sister Ellinor Owen. 
My brother Griffeth Owen to pay his brother and sisters at the town of 
Carmarthen. Wife Mary and son Robert to be executors and loving cousin 
Rice Davies Esquire and loving brother in law William Pitt, merchant, and 
good friend William Baldwyn, brewer, to be overseers. In the codicil he 
increases the legacies to his daughters Mary and Johane by two hundred 
pounds apiece more. 

Probate was granted to the widow as above but was not granted to the 
son, Robert Owen, until 24 April 1627. Cope, 8. 

William Pitt of the city and Diocese of Bristol, sheereman or cloth- 
worker, 11 January 1603, proved 21 April 1604. To be buried in the 
church and churchyard of Temple in the said city. To my son Francis 
Pyttes the messuage &c. wherein I dwell, with remainder to my brother 
Robert Pittes and next to my right heirs &c. To my said brother Robert 
the house, rack and garden now in the tenure of Richard Baker, weaver, 
after the decease of my grandmother Johan Pittes. To my godson William 
Hall the lease of the house wherein his father doth dwell, and if he die 
before he come to the age of one and twenty then the same lease shall 
remain to Samuel Wilson the son of my sister Wilson. To my said sister 
Wilson six pounds out of that debt which my brother in law Lawrence 
Wilson owes me, as by a judgment had in the court of Common Pleas 
more at large appeareth. To Anne Weale my wife's sister's daughter five 
pounds. To my cousin Sara Pope three pounds at her day of marriage or 
age of one and twenty years. Certain debts of Richard Baker, William 
Deane and Richard Gouldsmith forgiven. The remainder to my son 
Francis Pittes whom I ordain and make my sole and whole executor, pro- 
vided that if it shall please Almighty God to call out of this mortal life my 
said son Francis before he shall accomplish the full age of one and twenty 
years or be married then my will and meaning is that my cousin John Pittes 
shall have twenty pounds in money out of the legacies bequeathed to my 
said son ; and then also I do ordain and make my said brother Robert Pittes 
to be the executor &c. And I do appoint my loving friends Francis Bayllye 



1895.] Chnealogical Oleantngs in .England. 258 

and Bichard Simondes to be my overseen Ac desiring them, as my trust in 
them is, to see this my will truly and justly to be performed, as much as in 
them lieth, and to see my said son to be brought up in the fear of Grod. 
They to have for their pains twenty shillings apiece. And I appoint the 
said Richard Groldsmith to have the keeping and education of my said son 
Frauds as long as my said overseers shall think it fitt and convenient. 

Commission at the above date to Frauds Bayllye and Richard Symondes, 
the supervisors named in the will, to administer Uie goods &c. according to 
the tenor of the will during the minority of Robert Pittes (iie) brother Ac 
and executor Ac Harte, 43. 

William Pitt of the dty of Bristol merchant, IS May 1622, proved 
4 February 1624. To my loving wife Mary five hundred pounds. To my 
son William two hundred and fifty pounds. To my son Robert three seore 
and ten pounds. To my son Henry two hundred uid fifty pounds. To my 
son Thomas two hundred and fifty pounds. To my daughter Mary Pitt two 
hundred and fifty pounds. To my daughter Anne Pitt two hundred and 
fifty pounds. To my daughter Maude Pitt two hundred and fifty pounds. 
To my daughter Martha Pitt two hundred and fifty pounds. To my wife Mary 
a lease of the house wherein I now dwell, in Redclife Street, and also of the 
house in the same street wherein Samuel Griffeth the glasier dwelleth and my 
garden in St Thomas Lane, for life, paying unto my son William four pounds 
yearly for the same during her life. After her deeease I give the said two 
houses and garden to my son William dec, with remainder to son Henry, 
then to son Thomas, next to my son Robert and lastly to my heirs gemenL 
To my son Robert the tenement without Temple gate called the Saracen's End 
{sie) and the new-built house thereby built by my father, with all the lands 
and tenements thereto belonging and all sudi implements as I have in the 
said tenements, the said lands and tenements given by my fietther Thomas 
Pitt, as appeareth by his last will and testament. To my sons Henry and 
Thomas Pitt the years yet to come in a lease lor two tenements and garden 
that I have in Reddiffe Street (and other leases). To my niece Ann 
Watteres a lease of forty years in the tenements at the Marsh gate wherein 
William Dale now dwelleth, but if she die before the expiration of said lease 
Igive the residue to my nephew Robert Mericke, they paying unto my son 
William four pounds six shillings eight pence a year rent and he to pay the 
lord's rent If Robert Miricke die before the forty years be expired the 
residue shall be to my son William. Certain household stuff to William. To 
Maude my lesser Ciprus (nc) chest To my daughter Mary Pitt my chain 
of gold and to my daughter Anne Pitt my white silver and gilt tankard 
which was given Uiem by my fisther and to Martha the inlaid chest in the 
great chamber. I give to my son William Pitt my best Turkies {$ie) ring 
which was my great grandfathers Mr Roger Cooke's, my second ring with 
a pearl I give to my son Robert, my signet ring I give to my son Henry 
and my ruby ring I give to my son Thomas. My books I give to my soa 
William. A lot of household stuff to be sold and a quarter part g^ the 
sum made thereof to be given to wife and three quarters to the children, or 
else to be divided (without selling it). Sons William, Robert, Henry and 
Thomas to have their portions on arriving at age ol one and twenty and 
daughters Mary, Anne, Maude and Martha at times of marriage or at twenty 
one, and so one after the other. I give to my brother in law Mr Riohaid 
Davis twenty shillings to make him a ring for a token and to sister Marj 
Davis a double Harry sovereign of g<dd. To my sister Marlowe and sisieB- 

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254 Qenealogical Oleanings in England. [April, 

GonniDg, each a rose noble of gold. To my cousin Mary Robinson ten 
shillings in gold. To my sister Alice Knight a gown to the value of three 
poands and a double duckett {tie) in gold and to my brother Knight ten 
shillings in gold. To my cousin William Pitt, draper, a double ducat in 
gold and to my wife a square ducat in gold which my mother gave me. 
All these tokens are in an ivory box in my counter ; the box by itself J give 
to my sister Mary Davis for a token. I give to my cousin William Pitt, 
draper, forty shillings to make him a ring and to my cousin Nicholas Pickes 
thirty shillings to make him a ring for tokens. To the poor of St Thomas, 
of Temple and of Reddif parishes three pounds to be distributed amongst the 
three parishes. A great part of my estates is in debts and beyond seas. 
Any loss shall be borne upon all my legacies rateably upon the pound. 
What gold or jewels my wife had of her own and in her keeping at the 
date hereof I give to her. My debts and legacies being paid all my goods 
and chattels unbequeathed I give unto my loving wife Mary and to my son 
William whom I make joint executors &c. and do appoint my well beloved 
cousins Mr. William Pitt, draper, and Mr Nicholas Pikes, gen^, overseers. 
Witnessed by Ric: Marlowe, Nicholas Pike and Richard Griffeth. 

Published (after alterations made) 30 October 1624, in presence of 
William Pitt, Edward Batten, Abraham Edwards. 

Proved by the oaths of Mary Pitt, relict, and William Pitt, son, &c. be- 
fore Richard Knight vicar of Temple &c. Clarke, 19. 

William Pitt of the city of Bristol, merchant, son of Mary Pitt of 
the same city, widow, 2 October 1630, proved 9 June 1631. My will is 
that all mine estate shall be tied to make good my father's debts and 
legacies, and they being paid, if so much shall remain, all mine household 
stuff shall be divided among my mother, sisters and brothers, whereof my 
mother shall have a quarter and the other three quarters be equally divided 
amongst my brothers and sisters. My brother Henry and sister Mawd, 
when they shall have their portions due, shall have the full sum given them 
by my father with their parts of my brother Thomas and sister Martha's 
legacies, and shall then receive interest at 8 p^c; for their whole portions both 
given them by my father and due to them by the death of my brother Thomas 
and sister Martha, and the interest to be continued from my father's death. 
Reference to brother Robert and sisters Mary and Anne as having received 
their legacies. To the poor of Redcliffe, St Thomas and Temple parishes. 
My mother shall have my spruee chest, my brother Robert the Hand 
counter, my sister Mary the great tankard, my sister Anne the cedar chest, 
my brother Henry my silver posnett and taster, my sister Maud the silver 

foblet and two of my father's spoons. And I desire my mother, Mrs Mary 
'itt, to see this my will performed. St. John, 70. 

William Pitt of the city of Bristol, alderman, 18 October 1631, 
proved 12 January 1631. To wife Sara twenty pounds to buy her a ring 
of five diamonds, in lieu of one she weareth which my wife Elizabeth gave 
to her daughter Mary Pitt, which ring my will is that my daughter 
Mary Pitt shall enjoy according to her mother's desire. Four hun- 
dred pounds each to sons William, Henry, John and Thomas Pitt. 
Five hundred pounds each to eldest daughter Mary Pitt and youngest 
datt|;hter Martha Pitt (the latter apparently under one and twenty). To 
my daughter Ann Whetcombe one hundred pounds upon condition that her 
iaiher in law Mr Robert Whetcombe do perform his promise (that is to 



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say) to grant no estates from the time of the marriage of bis son John 
Whetcombe to mj daughter Anne Whetcombe of forty pounds per annum 
in the manor of Thornefford the which he promised to lay as demeanes to 
annex it to the old rent for the better help of his son and my daughter after 
his Other's decease. To my sister Anne Grethinge forty pounds. To my 
•ister Mary Batten five pounds to buy her a ring. To my daughter in law 
Elizabeth Chetwin five pounds to buy her a ring. To Edward Pitt, the 
son of my brother John, twenty pounds at one and twenty years of age. 
To Mary Pitt, the daughter of my brother John, ten pounds at day of 
marriage or one and twenty years of age. To the companies of Tuckers 
and Shermen five pounds to be divided amongst the poorest of those com- 
panies. I ordain my good firiends, my brother Mr Ezekiel Wallis, my 
brother Edward Batten, Mr John Taylor and Mr Robert EllioU to be 
overseers and give them five pounds apiece for their pains &c. The rest of 
my goods &c. I^ve and bequeath unto my well beloved son and heir Edward 
Pitt, whom I make and ordain my whole and sole executor, requiring him, 
upon my blessing, to see my will performed according as I desire and to be 
helpfull to his brethren and sisters according to his power; and do desire 
Grod to bless them all. Audley, 2. 

Mart Pitt of the parish of St Thomas within the city of Bristol, 
widow, 8 June 1634, proved 25 November 1634. I will that eight pounds, 
according to the gift and intent of my son William Pitt, in his last will and 
testament, be given, disposed and bestowed in land by my executor, to re- 
main for ever, to be divided amongst the poor people of the parishes of 
St. Thomas, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple parish in Bristol, being to be 
settled in land to remain for ever, and the better part of the three parts 
thereof to be given to St Thomas parish. I give and bequeath to Mary 
Newell and to John Newell her son the sum of one hundred and twenty 
pounds of lawful money in manner and form following, that is to say, to 
my said daughter Newell the use only of the said one hundred and twenty 
pounds so long as she and her now husband Andrew Newell liveth, whi(^ 
I will shall be paid unto her yearly by my executor at the four usual Feast 
Days in the year, viz^ the feast day of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour 
Jesus Christ, the Annunciation of our blessed ikdy St Mary the Virgin, 
St John the Baptist and St Michael the Arch *^ Angle " Ac., dec and in 
case my said daughter shall outlive her said husband then my will is that my 
said executor shfdl, within one year next after the death of the said Andrew 
Newell, pay unto my said daughter Mary the sum of one hundred pounds 
of the said sum given as aforesaid and shall reserve twenty pounds of the 
said six score pounds in his, my executor's, hands until the said John Newell 
her son shall attain to the age of one and twenty years and then to pay the 
said twenty pounds to him the said John Newell. If my said daughter die 
before the said Andrew her husband the whole sum shall remain in the 
hands of my executor until the said John Newdl shall attain to the sud 
age and then my said executor to pay the six score pounds unto my said 
grandchild ; for it is not my will that the said Andrew Newell, his ^ther, 
should enjoy any part thereof nor any the profit or interest thereof. My 
said daughter Mary to have the profit and rent of the term of years yet to 
come of and in one tenement at Portwalls, now in the possession of Law- 
rence Wilson, (her husband to have nothing therein) and after her decease 
I give the said house and remainder of the term unto my son Henry Pitt. 
I give unto my said daughter Mary Newell all my wearing apparel, except 



256 Crtnealogical Qleanings in England. [April, 

mj best gown and petticoat which I give onto my daughter Mawde Pitt. I 
give onto the said Marj my wedding ring. I give anto my daughter Mawde 
Fitt one hundred pounds and all my childb^ linen &c and my diamond 
nog. To my daughter Anne Edwardes sixty pounds &c and my ring with 
a **' Turkic " stone therein. To my daughter Martha Pitt my ring with a 
ruby stone in it. To my son Robert Pitt all that my lands and grounds, 
with the appurtenances &c, which I lately purchased of one Thomas Cow- 
dry, being part of the manor of Compton Magna in the County of Somerset, 
to hold for life, and after his decease to William his son, with remainder 
to Robert, the second sou of the said Robert my son, and then to the right 
heirs of my said son. I give to my said son Robert all my part of the 
land and tenements situate and being in the Pittie {nc) within the city of 
Bristol. To my son Henry Pitt the house in Redcliffis Street wherein I 
DOW dwell and one little house in the possession of one John Cole, being 
.purchased with the said dwelling house, with household stuff &c Ac. I give 
him also a tenement upon the back in Bristol, held of the Chamber of the 
said city and now in the possession of William Prosser, and two other tene- 
ments in Redcliffe Street, held of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol, one in 
the possession of Thomas Dayes and the other in the possession of Thomas 
Hudson, and a little garden ground in St. Thomas Lane in Bristol I give 
the said Henry also fifty pounds in money. To William E^lwards my 
grandchild one silver and gilt beaker. Another to John Pitt my grand- 
child. To my grandchild Robert Pitt one silver aud gilt saltcellar and to 
my grandchild John Edwards a silver beer bowl. I make my son Robert 
executor and my loving brothers in law Mr Abraham Edwards and Mr 
John Pearse, to whom I give forty shilling apiece, overseers. I give to my 

Sandchild William Pitt my silver tankard which was my son William's. 
y sister Pearse to have four pounds to buy her a mourning gown. Mr 
Loveringe to preach my funeral sermon and to have four pounds for his pains. 
My brother Pawle to have forty shillings to buy him a mourning cloak and 
sister Bushe five pounds for her mourning. Seager, 97. 

Edwabd Batten of Bristol gentleman, 15 September 1638, proved 16 
November 1638. The poor of Temple parish in Bristol. Wife Mary 
Batten. My three tankards which I bought of my cousin Pitt I give to my 
three grandchildren and godsons Edward Hobbs, son of Thomas Hobbs, 
Edward Galhampton, son of William Galhampton, and Edward Colston, 
son of William Colston, the eldest of them to choose first. To my daughter 
Mary Hobbs and her heirs, after the death of my wife, my tenements in Bristol 
lying between Key and Marsh street and the Lanthom tenement and the 
sum of five hundred pounds. To my daughter Elizabeth Batten the leases of 
my lands in Westerley which I hold of Mr Roberts. To my daughter Sarah 
Colston for her better maintenance of her and her husband &c. all my lands 
and leases in both the Hambrookes in the parish of Winterborne. . My 
daughter Anne Dollinge. My daughter Martha Galhampton. My tene- 
ment in Bristol wherein my son in law Colston dwelleth. My daughter 
Anne's husband John Dolling and her daughter Mary Dolling and the rest 
of her children. I do give unto Edwai^ Batten and William Pitt my 
cousins forty pounds apiece, at my executor's discretion, committing them 
to his care. My sister in law Mrs Gittin* and her children. My Brother 
Symon Batten. My son in law Mr Thomas Hobbes I appoint executor 

• Referred to in will of William Pitt (1631) as *' sister Anne Gethinge." 



1895.] Gtntalogical Gleanings in England. 257 

and do desire my ooosid Mr Edward Pitt and Mr Richard Meredith, yicar of 
Stogarsej, to be the oyerseers. Pnblbhed the 16^ of September 1638. 

Lee, 156. 

Sarah Nbthwat of Bristol, widow of Thomas Nethwaj merchant 
deceased, her will made 11 January 1640, with a codicil bearing date 87 
Febmarj 1640 and a later codicil 7 March 1640, proved 18 Jane 1641. 
To be buried in the charch of Sl Walburgh near deceased husband. My 
loving brother Mr Greorge Lane, merchant, to be execotor and my trusty 
friends M'. Giles EUbridge and Mr. Joseph Jackson, merchants, to be over- 
seers. Children under age. My sister Laurence. My sister Butler and 
her three children which she had by John Hurston, vii^ Laurence, John 
and Anne Hurston. My brother in law William Holman. Certain friends 
and servants and poor householders. Whereas my brother in law Mr 
Edward Pitt, now one of the Sheriff of the said city of Bristol, and Mr 
John Goning, merchant, became bound to my deceased husband for the 
payment of two hundred and fifty pounds within a short time after the 
death of my sister in law Mrs Pitts I will that my eldest son Thomas 
Nethway shall have the full benefit of the said bond. My daughter Sarah. 
My son George. My five children, Thomas, George, John, Sarah and 
Elizabeth. 

My sister Butler's husband. My husband died without a will. Greorge 
and Richard, the sons of brother George Lane. Richard Nethway, brewer. 
My cousin ' Hall in mo : (jnc) to be paid unto her &c My sister 

Jone Lane. My sister Anne Butler. To my daughter Sarah Nethway the 
four pictures of her grandmother, father and mother which hang in my 
chamber and ever my counter door. Evelyn, 74. 

William Pitt of London, merchant, 19 March, 1645, proved 23 
August 1647. The poor of St. Nicholas parish in Bristol. My loving 
brother in law Mr William Chetwind to see it distributed, or, if he be dea£ 
my brother in law Mr. Walter Sandy. My loving sister EUiaabeth Chet- 
wind, wife of the said William Chetwind. My loving sister Mary Sandy 
wife of the said Walter Sandy. My loving sister Anne Wetcome wife of 
^— Whetcome. My loving sister Martha Willet wife onto William 
Willet. My cousin William Pitt, second son unto my brother Edward Pitt 
deceased. His sister or sisters. Mr William Pearse. Others named. My 
loving brother Thomas Pitt, or, if he dead, my cousin William Pitt afore- 
said, to be executor. 

Commission issued on the above date to William Chetwind the husband 
of Elizabeth Chetwind aU Pitt, sister of the deceased William Pitt, 
bachelor, to administer during the absence of Thomas Pitt, brother and 
executor dec. Fines, 182. 

Thomas Prrr of the city of Bristol, merchant, 27 February 1655^ 
proved 26 March 1657. All my nephews and all my nieces. My two 
sisters Mary Saney {tic) and Martha WilletL My loving brothers Walter 
Saney and William WilletL Loving friend Hugh Roberts. John Bing- 
ham. Ruthen, 105. 

[The foregoing wills relate to the Pitt family of Bristol to which belonged 
Maud the wife of Richard Russell and Mary the wife of Andrew Newell, both 
of Charlestown, Massachusetts. They were two of the daughters of William 
Pitt of Bristol, whose will, proved 4 February 16Si-^, I have here given. And 



958 GfeMotaigioat Oleandnffs in. EngUmd. [Aprils 

he was a son of that Thomas Fltt "whose will has alrjeady been published among 
my EMworthy notes (Bbo. vol. 45^ p. 151). See also in the same yolame (p. 
150) an earlier reference to this family in the will of John Man. In the same 
Tolnme of the Rbgistbr (pp. 229-230) see a note abont Rnssell, Newell and Pitt 
connection. 

Since collecting the above notes for pnblication, I have gathered the fol- 
lowing will, which relates to this family and their connections. (See will of 
Hiomas Pitt above referred to). Hxnbt F. waters.] 

CiCELT GuKiNG (or Gannhig) of St Stephen's, BHstol, widow, 2 
October 1680, with a codicil dated 17 October 1681, proved 20 Febmarv 
168^1. To be buried in the charch of St. Warborow's, in which parish 
I was bom. Brother Richard Marlow ai^ my sister Slary his wife. Mary 
Gamplin. My cousin Anne Ditcher the elder. My cousin Nicholas Peakes 
and his son Walter Peakes. My cousin William Hopkins, my sister's eldest 
son, and her son Robert Hopkins. My oonsin Grace Hewett My cousin 
Thomas Williams. My cousin Walter Powell. Thomas and Walter 
Osborne. My cousin Alice Willis. Elizabeth Triggs. William Osborne 
of Coldashton. William Atwood of Deynton genV My aunt Freemati. 
T!h^ two children of Alice Willis. Martha Hopkins. My cousin John 
Bietterton. Anne and Abigul Hopkins the two daughters of nephew 
William Hopkins. My sister Marlow's four children, William, Robert, 
Grace and Martha. Friends and kinsmen Mr. Nicholas Peakes, Mr. 
f^eter Hewett, William Atwood and John lloyd (of Bristol, vintner). 
Anne Bycroft wife of Robert Rycroft. 

Commission issued 11 f)ecember 1648 to Peter Hewyt and Grace 
ftewyt, his wife, and to Henry Hippon and Martha Hippon, his wife, 
mepes on the sister's side &c. 

Another Registration on Folio 24. Audley, 18. 

William Chaplen of Long Melford in Suffolk, yeoman, 15 November 
Wlbf proved 25 January 1577. Body to be buried in the churchyard of 
Ifelford The poor of Melford, Sudbury, Ackton, Foxherd, Borley and 
Lyston* My brother Clemente Chaplen. His eldest son William, my god- 
sini) at age of twenty one. My eldest son Eklmunde. My daughter and 
his sister Alice. Mary Greengrasse daughter of John Greenegrasse late 
of Melford deceased. My sister Johan Ballard. Her two children, besides 
ttiy godson, whom I shall hereafter oonsider. Ballardes boy now with 
me, lame. My godson, the son of my said sister Ballard, at twenty one. 
My daughter Alice shall have her mother's bequest. My two sons 
Edmund and William to be executors and Mr Roger Martyn of Melford 
k) be supervisor. My brother Thomas Chaplen. 

Among the witnesses were William Payne and Edmunde Chaplin. 

Langley, 8. 

Edmond Chaplin of St. Giles without Cripplegate, London, gen^, 3 
July 1618, proved 10 April 1641. Wife Anne. My manor of Linsey 
ok Lillesley, Suffolk. Lauds dec. in Seamer, Whatfield and Nawton, Suf* 
folk. Lands in Hadleigh and Aldham Suffolk. My chamber at Gray's 
Inn. My new dwelling house in Grub street, St. Giles. My four children 
Edmund, William, Ursula and Elizabeth, the sons at one and twenty, the 
daughters at seventeen or days of marriage. Messuage called Clarke's 
#idi lands, dovehonse dbc, in Lynsey ah Lillisley, Kersey and Growton to 
fay SOB Edmond. I desire my loving father and mother to have a care of 
01^ aforesaid children and to be as ^cxxl, loving and kind unto them as they 



1895. ] Oeneahgicci ^Gitanings in Sngt^ind^ 259 

would have been onto me if it had pleased Gkid that I had Ihred to enjoy 
their love and kindness. I do ordain and appoint mj kmng brothers in 
law Thomas Bryan and John WiocoU to be Uie executors &c. and I giTe 
them ten pounds apiece and to each of their wives forty shillings to buy 
them rings. Augustine Bawe the younger, my go^n. My brofiier io 
law Angnstine Rawe to be overseer. I give him five pounds. 

Evelyn, 40. 

Samuel Cooks of Dublin, Ireland, 2 June 1642, proved 29 September 
1642. My mind and will b that Anne my wife shall enjoy my messuage 
called Rowse's dtc. in St Andrews and Bingfield, -Suffolk, during her natu^ 
ral life, she to receive the rents thereof according as the same is fonaerly 
assured unto her. And I give the same to my son John Cooke immediately 
after her decease. As for the rest of my whole estate my executors shaU 
enter upon the same and shall receive such sums Ac as are or shall be due 
from any persons and shall employ and dispose thereof for the good and 
benefit of my daughter Anne Cooke and John Cooke my (nV) brother. 
They shall pay uDto John Cooke my brother five hundred pounds at the 
end of six months next after the said John Cooke shall recover his perfect 
memory and understanding. And in case the said John shall die before he 
shall recover out of that melancholy course of life wherein he now liveth 
having issue of his body lawfully begotten they shall pay the said five hun- 
dred pounds unto the children of the said John &c., in discharge of all sudi 
covenants as are contained in a pair of indentures, bearing date 19 April 
7 Charles, between me the said Samuel and Erasmus Cooke of the one part 
and William Fiske of Norton gen^ of the other part. And my executors 
shall pay unto such persons as the said John shall reside and live with the 
half part of all such sums as shall be necessarily laid out and expended for 
the convenient sustenance and maintenance of the said John my brother 
from time to time &c. so long as the said John shall live in case the sud 
sum of five hnndred pounds shall remain upaid as aforesaid. My mind and 
desire is that Anne my wife shall dispose of and maintain John Cooke my 
son, allowing him such maintenance as she shall think fit (in regard that 
my estate is much decayed by reason of the late rebellion in Ireland). 
And my executors shall maintain Anne Cooke my daughter &c The re- 
sidue I give to my said daughter, she to receive and enjoy the same when 
she shall attain unto the full age of one and twenty years. I do nominate 
and appoint Erasmus Cooke my brother, Thomas Cooke of the City of 
London, goldsmith, my kinsman, Clement Chaplaine of Wethersfield in 
New England my kinsman, and Tobias Norris of the City of Dublin in 
Ireland gen^ to be the executors and John Fiske of Rattesden (RatUesden) 
in Suffolk gen^, my kinsman, to be supervisor of this my last Will Ac 

Wit: Augustine Dudley, Philip Rett Cambell, 111. 

Thomas Chaplin, citizen and cloth worker of London, 8 August 1655, 
proved 19 September 1655. I will that Mary my wife shall have to the full 
value of fifty pounds, in money or goods at her own election and choice. 
My executors to purchase a good estate of land and tenements of the dear 
yearly value of forty-five pounds by the year, for the use of my wife for 
life, then to remain unto Thomas and William Chaplyn, the two sons of 
my brother Samuel Chaplyn. And I will also that my brothers William 
Chaplyn, Clement Chaplyn and Daniel Chaplyn shall have of the next 
moneye that shall be raised out of my personal estate, each of them one 



260 ChnealoffiecU Oleaningn in England. [April, 

hundred pounds. The rest shall be equally parted and divided between the 
cluldren of my said brother William. My wife and brother William to be 
executors. Aylett, 197. 

[Other wills relating to this family of Chaplin have been already published 
in Part I. of these Gleanings, pp. 82 and 77 (g. «.)• Edmond Chaplin, whose 
will I now give (written 1618, bat not proved until 1641) must have been the 
son of that Edmund dunlin of Little Waldingfleld, Suffolk, whose wUl, dated 
6 October 1618, refers to this son as '* my late son.** 

Henbt F. Watbbs.] 

Hbnrt Stebysns, citizen and haberdasher of London, 4 October 1612} 
proved 10 October 1612. To my brother William Steevens at Bath my 
whole estate in the house that he dwelleth in &c, and five hundred pounds. 
To John Dunster one hundred pounds. To my brother Robert »Stevens 
one hundred pounds. To John Saunders thirty pounds. To David 
Woodrooffe ten pounds. To John Atkyns thirty pounds. To my aunt 
Pinchon ten pounds. To my uncle William Hamore twenty pounds. 
Certain servants. To Roger Dunster forty shillings to make him a ring. 
To my cousin Richard Frownde forty pounds. To my brother in law 
Raphe Hamore ten pounds. To mine uncle Josias Barry five pounds 
and to his son Henry Barry, my godson, ten pounds. To my aunt Quille 
forty shillings and to her daughter twenty shillings. To William Tucker 
three pounds and to his brother Thomas Tucker ten pounds. To Mr. 
Thompson preacher of Bristol ten pounds. To Air. Doughtie of Bristol 
forty shillings, to make him a ring, and to my cousin John Tulie the like 
sum dec. To John Godskall the son of James Grodskall forty shilling &c. 
All the above legacies to be paid out of one third part of my estate, one 
third being reserved unto Mary my loving wife, according to the laudable 
custom of the City of London, and the other third part to and amongst my 
three children, Barbara, Henry and Mary. My brother Robert Stevens 
to be full and whole executor and the forenamed John Dunster and John 
Tooly to be aiding unto him. 

Among other witnesses, Teste me WiUmo Hamore Pentium Scriptore, 

Fenner, 87. 

Raphb Hamor citizen and merchant taylor of London, 5 August 1615, 
proved 16 August 1615. To be buried in the parish church of St. Nicholas 
Aeon, where I was born, nigh the place where my father lieth or near the 
place where my wife lieth. My goods shall be divided into three equal parts 
according to the laudable custom of the City of London, one part to remain 
unto my now wife Susan, one other third to be divided to and amongst my 
children. Raphe, Mary and Jane, saving only two hundred pounds to be first 
deducted out of the said part and allowed to my said son Raphe Hamor, 
and the remainder to be equally divided. If my son Raphe die before he 
shall be married or receive the said two hundred pounds the said sum shall 
be equally divided amongst the children of my son Thomas Hamor. If my 
eldest son Thomas shall demand any of the second third part then my ex- 
ecutrix shall demand and have of him the sum of fourteen hundred pounds 
which he oweth unto me for money which I have lent and paid for him over 
and above one thousand pounds which I bestowed upon him to begin the 
world withall, which was a greater portion than I could well give to any 
of the rest of my children. But, being my eldest son, I was in hopes to 
have received joy and comfort in seeing him do well, which caused me to 
strain myself to do him good. For the other third part> reserved unto my* 



1895.] Crentalogical Oleaninga in England. 261 

self, I do give and bequeath the same as followeth (then follows a series of 
legacies). The children of mj daughter Mary. My son in law John Col- 
let t (apparently her husband). The children of my daughter Jane, yiz^ 
Raphe Langley and Jane, Sarah and Anne Langley. My brother William 
Hamor and his children, Yiz^ LetUce Atkinson, Sarah Hamor, Robert 
Hamor, Jane Hamor and William Hamor. My grandchild Thomas Hamor 

(a minor). Elizabeth and Hamor, daughters of my son Thomas. 

The Worshipful Company of Merchant taylors. The Company of 
Clothworkers. The Mayor and his brethren, for the time being, of the 
City of Exeter. John, Thomas and William Tooker sons of my brother 
John Tooker deceased. Bathsheba Snelling at day of her marriage. My 
brother in law Jonas Owen. The brothers and sisters of the said Bath- 
sheba. To Christ's Hospital in London. The parish of St. Nicholas 
Aeon. The parish of All Hallows in Bread Street. My wife Susan to be 
sole executrix. And I desire my loving cousin Israel Owen, Christofer 
Barron my son in law, and my brother Snelling to be overseers of this 
my will. 

One of the witnesses was John Milton scr. Rudd, 78. 

Sententia pro confirmatione testament! Radulphi Hamor nuper dum vixit 
parochie Omnium Sanctorum in Bread Street, Civitatis London &c. de- 
funct! was pronounced 16 February 1620 in a cause between Sara Baron, 
execntrix of the will of Susan Hamor deceased, while she lived executrix 
named in the will of the said Ralph Hamor deceased, on the one part and 
William Hamor, the brother, and Thomas and Ralph Hamor the sons of 
the said Ralph Hamor deceased, on the other part Dale, 12. 

[Ralph Hamor, a member of the Merchant Taylor's Company of London, and 
interested in colonization, was the father of Ralph Hamor, the younger, author 
of ** A Trve Discovrse of the Present Estate of Vi^nia," London 1615. For 
accounts of both father and son see Alexander Brown's '* Genesis of the United 
Stotes," Vol. II., p. 908. The will of Susan Hamor, widow of the testator, 
Ralph Hamor, the elder, is printed on page 248. — Editor.] 

Anne Notes of Cholderton, Wilts, widow, 18 March 1655, proved 21 
April 1658. I give and bequeath to James and Nicholas Noyes, my two 
sons, now in New £ngland, twelve pence apiece and to such children as 
they have living twelve pence apiece. To my son in law Thomas Kent of 
Upper Wallop twelve pence, to his wife five shillings and to their children 
twelve pence apiece. To Robert Read of Cholderton in the Co. of South- 
ampton, gen^, all the rest and residue dec, and I do make the said Robert 
Rede sole executor. Signed Anne Noyce. Wootton, 130. 

[Anne Noyes, a sister of Bev. Robert Parker, and aunt to the mother of 
Benjamin Woodbridge, Harvard's first graduate, and to Bev. Thomas Parker, 
first minister at Newbury, Mass., was the widow of Bev. William Noyes, in- 
cumbent of the church of St. Nicholas, Cholderton, Wilts, 1601-21. He was 
succeeded by his son, Bev. Nathan Noyes, who continued in residence till 1651. 
The church is ancient, the primal advowson being dated in 1175. A complete 
list of incumbents since 1297 is preserved. In 1850, the present church edifice 
was consecrated. The parish register exists since 1651, none having been kept 
before that date. The earliest recorded baptism is that of *' Joan, ^nghter 
of Edmund Noyes, 25 Kay 1652." The earliest recorded burial is that of «^ AMoe 
Smith, widdow, 13 Sept. 1653." A terrier, an inventory of the proper^ belong- 
ing to the rectory, dated 13 Dec. 1677, is signed by Bichard No^ea, Sdward 
Noyes and others. Cholderton is a parish in the hundred ot Amesbury, five 
miles distant from the town. It is situated on the river Bourne, on the 
border of the counties of Wilts and Southampton. li ia lAmetinMa called 

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262 Oentalogical Oleanings in England. [April, 

West CholdertoQ to distiDgiiish it from the parish of Cholderton, Hampshire, 
which is known as East Cholderton. The parishes lie on the main road from 
Amesbnry to Andoyer. 

The testatrix's son James, bom 1608, was ** the blessed light of Kewbory,** 
teacher of the church there from its formation, 1686, till his death in 1656. He 
was the author, 1641, of ** a catechism for the instruction of children," by desire 
of the general court. The other son, Nicholas, bom 1614, was deacon of the 
church at Newbury, and died in 1701. Descendants of both are numerous. 
Another son, Natlum, his father's successor in the Cholderton church, had died in 
1651. He was buried at Salisbury, with an inscription : ** Here lyeth interred the 
body of Mr. Nathan Noyes, a godly painful and constant preacher of God's 
Word at West Choldrington in this County for the space of 82 years, who 
departed this life the 6th day of September An. Do. 1651. his age was neere 54 
yeares." 

Upper Wallop is a parish in Hampshire, about ten miles from Cholderton, 
midway between Andover and Salisbury. Richard and Stephen Kent were fel- 
low settlers at Newbury with James and Nicholas Noyes. Thomas Kent was an 
earlier settler at Gloucester. 

The name of Robert Read appears in the Calendar of State Papers, Charles IL 
1662, as follows : '* The King wishes Robert Reade of Cholderton to be appre- 
hended and examined on Edw. Jasper's information." Geo. A. GtOrdon.] 

Moses Bro wnr citizen and founder of London, 30 May 1 688, with a 
codicil 1 June 1688, proved 14 June 1688. To my sister Margaret Vent- 
ham one hundred and fifty pounds. To my sister Dorothy Riggs tlie like 
•sum. To my sister Sariih Noyse of New England one hundred pounds. 
To her two sons William and Joseph Noyse fifty pounds apiece. To my 
cousin Rebecca Yentham one hundred and fifty pounds. To my cousin 
JKebecca Jaques one hundred and fifty pounds. To my cousin Anne Mar- 
.ahal the like sum. To my cousin Dorothy Giilife one hundred pounds. To her 
-Bon Benjamin Giilife fifty pounds. To my cousin Willoughby Browne two 
hundred pounds. To my cousin Elizabeth Browne the like sum. To my 
cousin Peter Browne one hundred and fifty pounds. To my cousin Tiiomas 
Carter one hundred pounds. To my cousin Ruth Whithcock fifty pounds. 
To my ceusin Elizabeth Court the like sum. To my cousin Stockwell ten 

Kunds. To my cousin Benjamin Wilkes, brewer, the like sum and the 
:e to my cousin Richard Browne. The poor pensioners of the Com- 
pany of Founders of London. Dr. Ansley, Mr. Cole and Mr. Barker, 
ministers. I give, devise and bequeath unto the said Benjamin Wilks 
and Richard Brown and my cousin Richard Ventham of Andover, clothier, 
all my messuages, lands, &c in Ilson upon the Hill or elsewhere in the 
Co. of Leicester upon special trust &c. to sell all the above for payment 
of legacies &c. In case my cousin Thomas Brown shall, within two 
months next after my decease, deliver or cause to be delivered up unto 
my said sister Margaret Ventham, to be cancelled, all such bonds and 
obligations wherein my said sister's late husband became bound or obliged 
unto James Brown, father of the said Thomas ' Brown, for eighty pounds, 
or any other sum, then I give and bequeath unto the said Thomas Brown 
all such moneys as belong to me in the East India Company of London. 
I will that gloves shall be given at my funeral and that my funeral charges 
shall not exceed forty pounds in the whole. I do make the said Benjamin 
Wilkes, Richanl Browne and Richard Ventham joint executors and appoint 
my loving friends Mr. Isaac Chancey of London, physician, and John Dakins 
of London, scrivener, to be overseers. 

In the codicil he mentions having given bond unto Mary Butler, execu- 
trix of the last will of late brother Thomas Browne deceased, with condition 
to pay unto cousin James Browne, since deceased (who was brother to the 



1895.] Oenealogical Gleanings in England. 263 

within Darned Thomas Browne) three hundred pounds, or some other sum 
of monev, and testator expressly wills and declares that the said Thomas 
Browne, within named, shall not have, receive &c the legacy in the East 
India Company, or any part thereof unless he deliver up to the executors 
the said obligation to be cancelled or made void. Exton, 75. 

The Will and Testament of Samuel Jacksox.sou to Mr. Edmund Jack- 
son late of Boston, 7 August 1642, proved 21 November 1646. I do freely 
give unto my loving brother Nathaniel Jackson, son to my father Edmond 
Jackson, the sum of ^we pounds which was left me by my uncle Mr. John 
Storie at his death, which was due unto me the fifteenth day of March last past, 
A.D. 1641, and was to be paid me by Mrs. Millicent Storie, wife to Mr. John 
Storie, whom he left his executor. And I dq freely give unto my sister 
Sarah Jackson, daughter to my father &c., eight pounds which was given 
me at the death of my grandfather Mr. Robert Story, due to me the fifteenth 
day of March last, and five pounds which was given me by the will of my 
grandmother Mrs. Elizabeth Storie, wife to Mr. Robert Storie, which was 
left to be paid by my uncle Storie, sod to the said Robert and Elizabeth 
Storie, due to me the fifteenth day of March aforesaid, but with a proviso 
that the said Sarah pay unto John Perrott, citizen and merchant taylor of 
London, who liveth in Abchurch Lane in the parish of St. Nicholas Aeons, 
the sum of twenty shillings which I borrowed of him for my own use. 
And I do give unto my brother Elisha Jackson, son &c., twenty shillings to 
be paid unto him or whom he shall appoint. And I do likewise give to my 
sister Mary, now Mary Woodward, living in Boston in New England, twenty 
shillings, to be paid to her or her child or to my brother Elisha if in case 
she should die ; so likewise if my brother Elisha should die before the receipt 
thereof to fall to my sister Mary Jackson, and if they both die to fall to my 
sister Sarah. 

Wit: John Fullerton. 

Commission, as above, to Nathaniel Jackson, brother &c., to administer 
the goods &c according to the tenor of the above will, no executor having 
been named. Twisse, 160. 

[In the Probate Act Book for the year 1646 the testator of the above will is 
called *♦ late of Boston in the Co. of Lincoln.** H. F. Wateks.] 

Martha Lee of Mansel Street in Goodmans Fields in the parish of St. 
Mary Matfellon a/f Whitechapel, Middlesex, widow, 26 April 1725, proved 
5 May 1725. I give all my messuage <&c. in Gracechurcli Street, London, 
and all my lands in Cope parish or elsewhere in the Co. of Westmoreland and 
Colony of Virginia, in parts beyond the seas, unto my son George Lee &c. 
for ever. I give all my messuages, lands &c. in the Co. of Suffolk (sub- 
ject to a mortgage and subject also to the payment of one hundred pounds 
to Daniel Watts, at one and twenty, pursuant to the will of Thomas Moore, 
my former husband deceased) unto my two daughters Martha Lee and 
Lattice Lee &c., share and share alike as tenants in common and not as 
joint tenants &c. If all my said three children, George, Martha and Lettice 
Lee, shall happen to die without issue I give and devise my said estate in 
the city of London unto such of the children of my late brother John Silk 
decease<l and of the children of my brother Abraham Silk as shall be then 
living &c., and then also I give my said estate in Suffolk to my brother 
Tol)ias Silk. To my very good friend Mr. Oliver Marton of the Temple, 
my brother the said Tobias Silk and William Wareham, citizen and barber 



264 Oentalogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

sargeon of LondoD, ten pooDds apiece for moamiog. The residoe of my 
personal estate to my said three children, equally to be divided among them 
at ages of one and twenty years 5eo. My brother Tobias and the said Mr. 
William Wareham to be their guardians. To Ruth Hill, widow, and 
Neomi Hill, her daughter, five pounds apiece to put themselves into mourn* 
ing. Romney, 114. 

Edwabd Spbaode of Upway, Dorset, fuller, 6 June 1614, proved 13 
October 1 614. My body to be buried within the churchyard. To the parish 
church of Upway ten shillings. To the poor ten shillings. To Ralph 
Spragne my eldest son one of the oldest pair of shears in my shop and one 
lesser pair called the ^' quarrell." To my eldest daughter Alice Sprague fifty 
pounds. To Edward, my second son, two pair of shears and twenty pounds. 
To Richard, my third son twenty pounds at one and twenty years of age. 
To Christopher, my fourth son, twenty pounds at one and twenty. To 
William, my youngest son, twenty pounds at one and twenty. All the rest 
of my goods &c. to Christian Sprague my wife, whom I do make my whole 
executrix. And I do appoint Henry Sanvoyes (Qu. Samwayes?) and 
William Bryer overseers. 

Wit: Jolin Bishoppe and John Tayler (by mark). 

Memorandum that whereas the living of the abovesaid Edward Sprague 
doth fall unto his son Ralphe Sprague after his decease the said Ralfe 
Spragne doth, upon his father's request promise that his mother Christian 
Sprague shall quietly enjoy the said living until he shall be one and twenty 
years of age. La we, 104. 

[Ralph, Richard and William Spragne, sons of the testator, came to New Eng- 
land and settled at Charlestown. William afterwards removed to Hingham. See 
Wyman's Charlestown, Vol. II., pp. 887-93; History of Hingham, Vol. III., pp. 
168-188; Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, Vol. iV., pp. 153-6; and Memolra 
of the Sprague Family, by Richard Soule Jr., pp. 78-97. — Editob.] 

The last will and testament of James Carter, 5 September 162G, proved 
11 April 1627. I give and bequeath one black cloak lined with velvet and 
a seal ring unto my brother John Carter and thirty pounds sterling to be 
divided equally amongst his children, as also ten pounds sterling unto 
William Symons children. To my cousin Richard Perry and his wife and 
William White and his wife, each of them, five pounds sterling apiece, to 
make them rings. To my wife's brothers and sisters forty shillings apiece 
(for rings). To Mr. Sedgwicke forty shillings in gold and forty shillings to 
the poor of that parish. Also I give fifty acres of land which I bought of 
my Lady Dales in Shurley Hundred Hand [tic) unto the parish whereof 
DOW Mr. Prohy is minister, to be a place of ** Residency e " for him and such 
as shall succeed him in that parish. I make my wife Susanna Carter my 
sole executrix. Also my will and desire is that Mr. Nathaniel Cansy (or 
Causy) and Richard Love should have the oversight of the shipping my 
goods in the upland and Robert Sweete and Richard Love for the lowland, 
fbr which their pains I give them whatsoever they will demand. Further- 
more, God sending the ship well home to her port, I entreat my trusty and 
well beloved friends and kinsmen Richard Perry and John Perry to have 
the oversight of such goods of mine as then come home in the aforesaid 
ship, as 'also to assist my wife in all things which may concern her good, 
for which I give them thirty pounds sterling, which, together with the rest of 
the legacies, I will should be paid four months after the goods are sold and 



1895.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 265 

the moDey received. Also I give onto my servaDt James Ostin one whole 
year of his time, hoping he will he the more careful and ready to please my 
well beloved wife, whom, as the last testimony of love, I in treat Grod to 
bless spiritually, temporally and eternally. 

Wit: Richard Lowe, Richard Clifton, Greavell Pooly Cleric:, 

Skynner, 41. 

Zacharie Irish, one of the petty canons of H. M. Free Chapel within 
his Castle of Windsor, 7 June 1672, proved 1 July 1672. To be buried 
in the upper Cloisters of the said Chapel. To Richard Newman, my 
nephew, now living in Dartmoath in Devon one hundred ponnds. To hia 
son, my godson, twenty pounds. To his brother Edward Newman, now in 
Virginia, ten pounds if living. To Sabyna Newman, their sister, if living, 
ten pounds. To my brother in law Master Robert Parsons five pounds. 
To his son Simon Parsons twenty pounds. To my nephew Robert Parsons, 
son to Robert, ten pounds. To his brother and my nephew Thomas Par- 
sons ten pounds. To my cousin William Hop wood five pounds. To my 
brother in law John Weekes three score ponnds. To his two daughters 
Johanna and Elizabeth ten pounds apiece. To my brother in law Master 
Anthony Weekes ten pounds. To his daughter Ureth Weekes ten pounds. 
To my sister in law Joane Foxwell ten pounds. To her son Zacharie Fox- 
well, and my grandson, twenty pounds. To my sister in law Elizabeth 
Perrye's daughter Ureth five pounds. To my sister in law Margery 
Michel I's daughters Susan and Margey five pounds apiece. Other friends 
and servants. I do nominate and appoint Richard Newman, my nephew, 
of Dartmouth, Devon, merchant, and John Weekes, my brother in law, ol 
Petworth, Sussex, gentleman, my sole executors. Eure, 8d^ 

William Golde of Bovington in the Co. of Hertford, 26 June 1568,. 
proved 9 December 1568. I give to my son John forty shillings (and other - 
legacies). To John my son twenty shillings, to be paid at the age of 
twenty seven years by William Gold my son. To Josapth my son twenty 
shillings and one lamb and one platter and one sheet To Jhosafie my son 
twenty shillings, to be paid at the age of twenty one by William Gold mj 
son. Similar bequests to son Thomas and to daughters Elnere, Elizabeth, 
Jane and Jone. To Alice Golde my cousin one sheet with a blaok. seam 
and one platter. To Robert Golde one platter. I will that Alice my. wife 
shall dwell and occupy the one half of my house and land for the term of 
ten years if she keep herself sole and unmarried. I will Alice my wife 
shall take half the children with her. The residue to wife Alice and son 
William, whom I make full executors &c, and desire William Shakema[de 
to be overseer. 

Wit: T. Gold, Rob** Puddyfut, John Gold, Edffide Grove, with others. 

Hitch in Registry, Hunts and Herts Wills. 
Archdeaconry of Honiington Vol. 1, fol. 126. 

Joan Wells of Bovingdon, Herts, widow, 4 December 1583, proved 
21 May 1584. To be buried in the churchyard of Bovingdon. Joane 
Axtell my daughter unmarried. Alice Axtell my daughter. Agnes Ax- 
tell my daughter. Tymothie Axtell the son of Henry Axtell, my son. 
Jeames Heart the son of Thomas Harte, my son in law. Alice Hart 
the daughter of the said Thomas. Agnis Groold the daughter of Hughe 
Goold, my son in law. John Goold the son of the said Hugh. Susanna 
Groold the daughter of the said Hugh. Anne Groolde the wSe of the said 

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866 Chnealogieal Oleaninga in England. [April, 

Hagh Goold. Joane Hart my daughter. I make mj son Henrj Axtell 
sole execator. I ooostitate and make mj beloved Id Christ Thomas Axtell 
and Thomas Hart my son in law, of Boviogdon, the orerseers. All the 
residae to be divided equally between Henry Axtell my son and Joane Hart 
my daughter. 

Wit: Thomas Wilcockes, Bichard Axtell, Thomas Hay. 

Hitchin Rc^stry, Hunts and Herts Wills, 
(prob. Vol. 3)— 1579-1614— fol. 54. 

Thomas Pbusst of Bovingdon, Herts, yeoman, 24 April 1598, proved 
17 June 1598. Wife Ellyn. Son Thomas. Son Abraham. Daughter 
Alese. Daughter Sara. Daughter Anne and her children. Son John's 
children. Son William's children. William Goulde's son of the half acre, 
my godson. Wife EUine to be sole executrix, and I appoint to be over- 
seers William Gk>ulde of the half acre and John Gtoulde of the lane and 
John Priest my eldest son. 

Wit: Jjohn Guide db John Groulde 

of merchantes X marke 

Hitchin Reg. dbc. Vol. 4* (1593-1606) fol. 8. 

The name of Rycbard Goulde appears as a witness to will of William 
Edmand of Bovingdon 7 August 1598. (Same Vol.) fol. 23. 

JoHK Gould of Merchants in Bovingdon, 2 November 1602, proved 
20 November 1602. To my daughter Rebecka my house dbc. in Hempsted 
for the term of six years from the Feast of St. Michael last past, keeping 
same in good reparations from time to time. And after the expiration of 
the said six years the said house at Hempsted shall remain and be unto 
Nathan, my son, and his heirs forever. To Nathan certain furniture &c. To 
my son Jeremy my close called Cockarames, lying in Bovingdon, containing 
by estimation three acres, more or less, butting upon the hay lane. I give 
.also unto Jeremy my son a great chest of oak standing in the chamber over 
the hall. I give my close called Shanckes, lying at sand pitts, containing 
by estimation three acres, to Thomas my son Ac, and I give unto him the 
great white chest. To Symon my son (certain furniture) in that my house 
called Boy ears, and he shall suffer it to remain for the use of Presilla my 
daughter for the term of six years. To son Steven the great chest of oak 
that I myself do use. To Elizabeth my wife my house that I do dwell in, 
called Merchants, and ten acres of land thereunto belonging, more or less, 
for the term of fifteen years dbc., with sufficient firewood dbc., and the use of 
the table and form in the hall for the term of fifteen years, and after that 
to John my son and his heirs forever. To James my son twenty pounds 
when he shall accomplish the age of eighteen years. Wife Elizabeth to be 
executrix and John Hall, John Gould and WUliam Cocke overseers. 

X 

Wit: John Hall, Jjohn Gvlde, Will" Cocke 

Hitchin Reg. dbc. Vol. 4, fol. 260. 

Elltn Axtell of Bovington 15 March 1602, proved 1 October 1603. 
To be buried near late husband Thomas Saunders. To my son Matthew 
Eaton. Thomas Hayes the son of Thomas Hayes. Nathaniel Hayes, 
another son of Thomas, and Abiezer Hayes, another. Thomas Goulde the 

• This volume contains original wills and other probate papen bound together in a book* 

H. F. Watsxs. 



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Bon of Thomas Goulde. Mj daughter Isabel Hayes, wife of Thomas 
Hayes, to be sole executor aud Mr. John Hall and Thomas Goulde to be 
overseers. Hitchiu Reg. &c Vol. 4, fol. 298. 

Thomas Gould of Boyiugton, Herts, yeoman, his deed of gift to his 
son John Gould of all his goods &c., dated 26 February 31 Elizabeth. 
Among the witnesses were John Goold the elder and William Gould. 

Hitchin Reg. &c Vol. 4, fol. 423. 

John Gould of the lane in Bovingdon, 21 January 1610, proved (month 
and day not given) 1610. My daughter Mary and her sons Frances and 
John Lovatt. To William Hatch, son of WUliam Hatch. My daughter 
Priscilla. My son Thomas to be executor and my sons in law Francis 
Lovatt and William Hatch overseers. John Gould one of the witnesses. 

Hitchin Reg. &c Vol. 5 (1609-1623) fol. 12. 

Nathan Gould of Tring, Herts, chandler, 18 February 1611, proved 
7 March 1611. To my mother and my brother Jeremie the rent of my 
house, being four pounds a year, or thereabouts, to be equally divided be- 
tween *^ they " two, this house being within the manor of Hempsted, for the 
term of eight years &c., and after that to Jeremie and his heirs forever. 
My brother Jeremie shall pay unto my sister Rebecca Ware forty shillings 
at the Michaelmas afler my decease. Her two daughters, Sara Ware and 
Priscilla Ware, at eighteen. My sister Priscilla and her two children, 
John Grover aud Priscilla Grover, at eighteen. I give unto my brother 
Symon Gould six pounds, to be paid him two years next after my decease. 
To my brother Stephen Gould six pounds in four years. To my brother 
Thomas Gould six pounds in five years. To my brother James Gould six 
pounds in seven years. To the poor of Tring ten shillings and the poor of 
Bovingdon ten shillings. To Francis Clarke of Willstorne five shillings. 
The residue to my brother Jerymie Gould whom I appoint executor; and 
I do appoint overseers Thomas Gould of *^ Nuhall " and my cousin Jeremie 
Gould ; aud for their kindness I give them two shillings. 

Elizabeth Gould (by mark) one of the witnesses. 

Hitchin Reg. &c Vol. 5, fol. 55. 

Licentia Matr. 

Vicesimo septimo die mensis Julij Anno dni 1639^ apud Whethampsted jo 
tnagrm Jacohk Barker CiicU surrogcUU etc., pFnte me Guil: Rolfe no™* 
pub^.^ Concessa fuit licentia p celehracone mronii in ecAia po/i de Langley 
Regis seu capd de fflaunden inter Symone Chvld de Bovingdon viduU et 
Judithd Gould de Langley Regis vidua. 

Archd. of Huntingdon, Acta 1638, 1639. 

Judith GtOULD of Watford, widow, 6 May 1650, proved 3 September 
1650. To my son Abel four hundred pounds and a little box at my cousin 
Gase her house in Hemsteed and all that is in it. To my daughter Lydi* 
three hundred pounds. To daughter Elizabeth three hundred pounds. To 
my daughter Hannah, to her two daughters, Hannah and Klizabeth by 
name, I give them forty pounds betwixt them. My son in law George 
Younge by bond oweth me one hundred pounds. Oat of this I will to my 
son Nathan in New England, to his own children, forty pounds and to my 
daughter Sarah her children threescore pounds, if so be my son Nathan 



268 Chntalogical Oleaninffs in England* [April, 

hath not divided the goods that my son Zacheas left him when he died 
eqaallj betwixt them, him and his Sister Sarah : hot if they are equally 
divided then this hundred ponuds to be equally divided betwixt them both 
for the use of their children. This to be given them a year after my de- 
cease. And if my son Abell he dieth before he cometh of age it is my will 
that three hundred pounds be equally divided betwixt my two daughters 
Lydia and Elizabeth. And of the other hundred pounds I will fifty pounds 
to my daughter Hannah, twenty pounds to daughter Mary and the other 
thirty pounds to be sent to New England for my son Nathan and my daugh- 
ter Sarah their own children, to be equally divided betwixt them both. 
And if the money that I have lent to Parliament should be paid in then 
I will one hundred pounds to my son Abel and forty pounds to my daugh- 
ter Mary, and what other money ariseth from the Parliament I will it 
should be equally divided betwixt my three daughters Hannah, Lydia and 
Elisabeth. For the Minister of Watford, by name Master Goodwinge, I 
will five pounds and to the poor of Watford five pounds. The residue to 
son Abel and daughters Lydia and Elizabeth and I make them executor 
and executrixes. 

Ralph Kinge one of the witnesses. 

Abel Gould united with his two sisters in taking the oath of probate. 

Pembroke, 145. 

[In addition to the foregoing, I have note of a gprant of probate of the will 
of Thomas Gould, Senr. of Bovlngdon, made 27 January 1687 ; but the will 
itself I have not seen. The grant Is entered In Act Book Ko. 5, fol. 27, of 
Aichd. of Huntingdon (Hunts and Herts Wills Ac.) Hltchln Registry. In 
these Act Books I have found many scattered entries of Marriage Licenses 
in which I saw a number of names that would appear familiar to New England 
genealogists. One of them, relating to this Gould family, I have extracted. 

H. F. Watkbs. 

The following Gould Items may be of interest : 

From Parish Registers, Aston Abbotts, Bucks. : ** 12 July, 1631, Henry, son of 
Jeremy and Prlscilla Gould, bapt.** The only Gould entry from 1578-1660. 

From Parish Register, Tring, Herts. : ** Buried, 22 May, 1600, Anne Goold." 

Bovlngdon Is about 10 miles south-east of Trlng, and six miles east of Ches- 
ham. 

Lay subsidy 4 Chas. I. (1628) for Bucks. Under Great Mlssenden ; Zacheus 
Gould, John Putnam (not the ancestor of the Dan vers family). 

I do not now remember If I looked especially for Gould while searching 
Trlng registers. I was somewhat hurried. I found the burial of one Annls 
Home there, 7 June, 1598, and such names as Putnam, Weston, Hitchcock, Gates, 
Edmonds, Emerton, Trott, Plununer, Haddock, were common. 

Eben Putnam, of Salem, 

Benjamin Apthorp Gould, LL.D., of Cambridge, who for many years has been 
collecting Information about the Gould family, and has just Issued a book 
entitled "The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfleld," furnishes us with the 
following notes on these Gould wills : 

** William Golde of Bovlngdon, the testator of the first Grould will In this 
group, Is the one on page 10 of my book (there numbered 12), and Mr. Waters's 
record gives him two daughters, *Elnere' and Joan, whom I did not find In 
the will. Perhaps they were daughters-in-law. ^«a v ^ ; ', 

•• Widow Joan Wells, once Axtell, whose will follows, 1 conjecture to be my 
No. 18, sister of the William above mentioned. ' 

*' * John Gould of Merchants ' was my No. 44, executor of estate of his father 
Thomas. His first wife was named Alice. 

** John Gould of the Lane has given me much bother for many years in the 
attempt to Identify him with certeinty. A personal visit to Bovlngdon did no 



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*' Nathan Goald of Tring "was ' the eldest son of John of Merchants,' and 
died «.p. 

'* Judith of Watford (to which town she remoyed after the death of her has- 
band) was widow of John of King's Langiey, who was a brother of my ancestor 
Zaccheus, and of Jeremy of Rhode Island. Her son Nathan was he who settled 
in Amesbary [Salisbury] in 1652, and was a citizen of A. in 1657. His descend- 
ants are scattered all over New Hampshire and Vermont. Administration on 
the estate of her son Zacchens, resident in New England, was granted to his 
sister Elizabeth, 1650, Sept. 12, after the death of their mother Judith ; but, as 
the mother knew of his death when making her will May 6, 1650, he had probably 
been then dead for some time. 

** Internal eyidence in Judith Gould's will has long led me to suppose that 
George Young was the husband of Sarah, who was in New England with her 
children ; but I haye not ventured to assume it with any certainty. The only 
George Young mentioned by Savage was of Scituate, 1660, and does not appear 
to have been the man. 

** If any one has any knowledge of Sarah's husband, I should be grateful to 
receive it. 

''Of the Thomas Gould, senior, of Bovingdon, mentioned in Mr. Waters's 
note, I have no knowledge." 

Margaret Gooding of Okely magna in the Co. of Essex, widow, 23 
Sept. 1623, proved at Colchester 22 October 1623. My body I will to be 
buried in decent manner in the churchyard of Okely magna. I give to the 
poor of Okely of mine own gift ten shillings, and whereas there remains doe 
to them forty shillings of that legacy which my late loving husband Daniel 
Gooding deceased gave them I will the same forty shillings and ten shillings 
to be paid to them within six months after my decease by mine executor. I 
give my tenement lying in the marketof Okely aforesaid and now in the tenure 
or occupation of the widow Bets «b Richard Sadler the elder, so much of it 
as they or their assigns have in their occupation, to my daughter Mary 
Stevens and to her heirs forever. I give all and singular my other lands and 
tenements with the appurtenances thereto belonging, set, lying and being in 
the market of Okely magna, and now in the occupation of Christopher Wilson 
or his assigns, to my grandchild Edward Stone and to his heirs forever, upon 
condition that he the said Edward, or his guardian, shall yearly and every 
year after the nine and twentieth day of September which shall be in 
the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and four and twentieth 
pay or cause to be paid unto my well beloved in Christ, Michaiah Wood, 
parson of Okely aforesaid <&a at or in the parsonage house of Okely the 
full sum of six pounds of lawful English money in or upon the two usual 
feasts of the year, i. e. of the annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Marj and 
of St. Michael the Archangel, by even and equal portions, which yearly pay- 
ment shall continue until the money so paid amount unto the sum of three 
score and nine pounds. And all the said sum or sums of money to be and re- 
main in the custody and imployment of the said Michaiah Wood until the 
three children of my daughter Jone Stone, Richard and Mary Stone and that 
child which my said daughter Jone now beareth in her wombe shall accom- 
plish their several ages of one and twenty years, and that he shall then pay 
unto the said children one and twenty pounds thirteen shillings four pence 
apiece ; and the residue of the said sum, that is to say the sum of four 
pounds, I give to Michaiah Wood aforesaid desiring him to accept of it aa 
a testimony of my good will towards him. 

I give to the said Edward Stone my best cupboard, my best bed and bed- 
stead, a pair of new blankets, one pair of Holland sheets, one pair of coarse 
sheets, three diaper napkins, one coarse table cloth, three pewter platters^ 
my best brass pot, one tipped jug. I give to my daughter Jone Stone two 



270 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

pair of fine hoUand sheets, two pair of new coarse sheets, six diaper nap- 
kins, two pair fine pillowbeeres, one diaper table cloth, one coarse table 
cloth, two coarse towels, six pewter platters, three of them being of the 
bigger sort and three of the lesser. I give to my daughter Mary Stevens one 
pair of Holland sheets, two pairs of coarse sheets, two pairs of Holland 
pillowbeeres, a diaper table cloth, six diaper table napkins, one coarse table 
cloth, two coarse towels, six pewter platters, three of them being of the 
bigger sort and three of the lesser. I give to my grandchild Mary Stone 
one pair of coarse sheets, one pair of fine sheets, three diaper napkins, 
one coarse tablecloth, three pewter platters, one brass pot, one tipped jug. 
I give to Ellen Gooding wife to my son Daniel Gooding my best gown, my 
best cloak, my least apron, a pair of pillowbeeres, a pair of sheets, two 
table cloths, three table napkins, four pewter platters. I give to my grand- 
child Richard Gooding that bed which I now lie on, furnished every way 
saving with pillows. I give to my grandchild Daniel Gooding ten shillings. 
I give to my grandchild John Gooding ten shillings, both which sums of ten 
shillings I will to be paid to the guardian or guardians of the said Daniel 
and John within one year after my decease. I give to my grandchild Mar- 
garet Bridge two old hutches, two pairs of coarse sheets, my middle brass 
pot, four pewter platters of the smaller sort. I give to my son Daniel 
Gooding a winding sheet of **Lockerum." I give to my son William 
Gooding one pair of sheets and one pillowbeero. I give to Elizabeth Lin my 
servant two pairs of sheets, my blue petticoat, my red waistcoat, my green 
apron, one white apron, two pewter platters of the smaller sort; and my 
executor shall pay to the said Elizabeth Lin the five pounds given her by 
the last will of my husband Daniel Gooding. I give to Margaret Freeman, 
widow, one pair of sheets, two pewter platters of the smaller sort, one pewter 
salt-cellar. All my goods unbequeathed, my debts being paid, my legacies 
and funerals {>erformed, I give to mine executor. I make, appoint and 
ordain my son in law Richard Stone of Weeks executor. 

Wit: William Linn, William Rolff, John Knigbte & Robert Cole. 

Robert Middleton 3 April 1627. To my loving brother William 
Middlton of Ham ton in Yorkshire all goods, moveables and chattells which 
are or shall be due to me, to say, one trunk wherein is certain goods and 
money, one suit of apparel, a cloak, a girdle, a pair of gloves, with a Pettras 
rug and a Venis looking glass of ebony, likewise five pounds of lawful 
money the which is in the hands of Edward Lane, pulley maker dwelling 
in Shadwell, with all such things as are formerly mentioned, also a debt of 
seven pounds due from Alexander Normans of St. Katlieriiie*s, cooper. 
Likewise I give my brother all such goods or apparel and debts as are 
or shall be due to me in the plantation whereof is master Peter Andrews. 
I appoint my loving friends Thomas Babb and Richard Lowther my true 
and lawful overseers to the use of the said William Middelton. 

Commission issued 18 July 1627 to Thomas Babb one of the supervisors 
named in the will of the said Robert Middlton lately within the kingdom 
of Virginia, bachelor, deceased, during the absence of William Middelton the 
brother, for the reason that he had named no executor in the said will. 

Skynner, 78. 

HoNER Rockwell of Dorchester, Dorset, widow, 19 July 1637, proved 
26 January 1G37. To six of my grandchildren, the sons and daughters of 
my son Richard Rockwell deceased, Thomas, Joseph, Nathaniel, Samuel, 



1895.] Genealogical Oleanings in England. 271 

Deberath aod Mary, twenty shilliog apiece, to be paid tinto them and either 
of them when they shall come to the age of one and twenty years &c. To 
my son Roger Rockwell's children ten shillings apiece when they shall come 
to the age of one and twenty years. I give to all my grandchildren in New 
England, both sons and daughters, Richard Rockwell, William Rockwell 
and John Rockwell, twelve pence apiece, to be paid at the age of one and 
twenty years. I give unto my daughter Jane Farthinge all my wearing 
apparell, except my best whittle which I give to Abigail Rockwell daughter 
of my son Roger Rockwell. The rest to my son Roger whom I make sole 
executor. 

Wit: Henry Bridges and Thomas Poole. Lee, 7. 

Maurice Thomson of Haversham Bucks Esq. 23 March 1674, proved 
9 May 1676. To be buried in Haversham chancel, by my dear wife. To 
one hundred poor silenced ministers twenty shillings apiece. To Arthur, 
Helena and Elizabeth Thomson, the three children of my dear son Sir 
John Thomson Baronet, one hundred pounds apiece, at one and twenty. 
Bequests to children of eldest daughter the Lady Katherine Witwrong, late 
wife of Sir John Witwrong, Knight and Baronet, viz'. Katherine, Anne 
and Helena Witwrong. My two hopeful grandchildren William and Sam- 
uel Oldtield at one and twenty. My dear brothers George, Sir William and 
Robert Thomson, trustees for my daughter Martha Corsellis. Nicholas 
Corsellis, her son, at six and twenty. My fourth daughter Elizabeth Alston 
wife of Joseph Alston Esq., and her three hopeful sons, Joseph. Edward 
and Maurice Alston. To my said dearly beloved son Sir John Thomson, 
Baronet, all my freehold manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments in 
England, Ireland, Barbados, Antego, St. Christophers, Virginia, the Carebee 
Islands and elsewhere (with provisions per entail). Certain estates in 
London excepted. A jointure for the Lady Frances, wife of Sir John 
Thomson. Beuce, 57. 

George Thomson of St. James Clerkenwell, Middlesex, Esq., 15 
December 1690, proved 17 January 1690. To wife Abigail one hundred 
pounds a year clear. My manor and parsonage of Bricklinsey P^ssex. My 
grandson John South. My grandson George South. My niece Mrs. Mary 
Owen. My grandson Richard South. My cousin George Thomson, son of 
my nephew Sir John Thomson, Baronet. George Thomson, son of my 
nephew Sir Samuel Thomson, knight. My nephew Joseph Thomson, sou 
of my dear brother Robert Thomson Esq. To my wife my Japan chest 
a Japan cabinet and an Indian cabinet armed with silver. My grand 
daughter Elizabeth South. My cousin Ambler, daughter of ray cousin 
Brookhaven. My daughter in law Hannah Cooper. My son in law Mr. 
John Tuffiiell. My brother in law M^ Edward Keiglitley. My son in 
law M^ John Lockey. The poor of Wormeley Herts and of Whattou 
Herts. My body to be buried in Olave's church South wark, near my late 
wife. Vere, 15. 

[For notes on this family of Thomson see First Part of Gleanings, pp. 65-67 
and 73-75. Let me take this opportunity to correct two printer's errors on p. 67 
of that Part. In the small pedigree, given there, for ** Stokes " read Stukes. And 
in foot-note, for ** Eades " read Eedes. H. F. W.] 

Thomas Middleton of London Esq. 5 December, 1672, proved 16 
December 1672. I charge all my lands and estates in England with the 



272 Oenealogtcal Oleantngs in England. [April. 

payment of my just debts and legacies, and if they foil short my lands &c« 
in Barbados, New England and '' Antego," or elsewhere in parts beyond 
the seas. To my wife Elisabeth one hundred and fifty pounds per annum, 
chargeable on my plantations &c and payable at the now dwelling house 
of John West, scrivener in Walbrooke, London, half yearly &c. Provision 
in case wife be with child. To my dear sister Rebecca Wilkins twelve 
pounds per annum during the term of her natural life (chargeable and pay« 
able as before). To my son Benjamin Middleton all my plantations called 
Mount Plantation and Valley Plantation in Barbados and all other my lands 
and plantations in New England, Antego and elsewhere, with houses, sugar 
works, mills, servants, negroes ^ &c, chargeable with said annuities &c« 
To wife my coach and horses &c. Reference to accounts with Capt Henry 
Colleton deceased. To Ursula, one of the daughters of the said Henry 
Colleton, now intermarried with William Gold, linen draper, five hundred 
pounds. To her sister Arrabella, now wife of Samuel Pett, the like sum. 
To my niece Elizabeth Wilkins ten pounds. To Mrs Cordell ten pounds. 
To the poor of Trinity House fifty pounds. My lands &c. in Kent to son 
Benjamin. The children of my daughter Elisabeth Freere wife of Toby 
Freere. My friends M'. John Duckworth, Major Nehemiah Bourne and 
Mr. Nicholas Dawes. Eure, 152. 

Philip Middleton of St Olave, Southwark, Surrey, waterman, 11 
December 1650, proved 23 December 1650. To my daughter Hellen 
Harris, wife of Richard Harris dwelling in Barbados, three pounds, to be 
laid out in apparell and sent to her. To my daughter Hannah Pomfast, 
wife to Edward Pomfkst dwelling in New England, five pounds and to 
her children three pounds, to be laid out in clothes and sent to the said 
Hannah and her children. To my daughter Elizabeth Strowd dwelling 
in the Summer Islands three pounds and to her children ten shillings 
apiece, to be laid out in clothes &c. To my grandson Joseph Kettle four 
pounds and to his children ten shillings apiece. To my grand daughter 
Hannah Kettle forty shillings. To my grandson George Kettle the 
younger five pounds, to bo paid for his use to his father George Kettle. 
To my grandchild Philip Scale ten pounds. To my grandchild Mary Scale 
five pounds (and other things). To my grandchild Richard Seale five 
pounds. To my grandchild Margaret Seale three pounds. To my grand- 
child John SeaJe three pounds. (Philip, Richard and John at one and 
twenty and Margaret at like age or day of marriage.) The residue to my 
daughter Mary Seale, wife of George Seale, waterman, whom I make sole 
executrix. Pembroke, 204. 

William Tyce, 15 July 1649, proved 24 August 1649. To my eldest 
sister Mary Tice one hundred pounds. To my sister Anne Tice living in 
New England or elsewhere, or to her posterity fifty pounds. To the children 
of lliomas King, being in number eight, forty shillings. Unto a girl born 
since named Susan Horder twenty shillings. To the poor of the parish of 
Motcum (Motcombe, Dorset) five pounds. To Mr. Drant, minister thereof, 
fifty shillings, if dead to his successor. My mother's kindred, if any living. 
My cousin William Mojar. My brother in law's two sons, Walter Tice the 
eldest, Peter Tice the youngest. My friends at Umbra. My cousin John 
Crouch. Others (some residing in India). I the said William Tice was 
born at Motcome in Dorset. Fairfax, 127. 




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NEW-ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER. 



JULY, 1895. 



FREDERICK LOTHROP AMES. 

By the Rev. Edmund B. Willson, A.M., of Salem, Mass. 

Frederick Lothrop Ames, A.B., was the only son of Oliver 
and Sarah (Lothrop) Ames, and was bom in North Easton, Mass., 
June 8, 1835, and died while passing over Long Island Sound, 
September 13, 1893. 

The first of his ancestors in America was William Ames, who 
came in 1635 from Bruton, in Somersetshire, England, to Brain- 
tree in the Massachusetts Colony. The line of descent firom him 
to the subject of this sketch is : William,* John," Thomas,' Thomas/ 
John,* Oliver,* Oliver,' Frederick Lothrop.* Frederick L. Ames's 
mother was a daughter of Hon. Howard Lothrop of Easton, and 
sister of George Van Ness Lothrop, U. S. Minister to Russia under 
the first administration of President Cleveland. Mr. Ames was 
descended in the sixth generation from Urian Oakes, the fourth 
president of Harvard College. Hon. Oakes Ames was his uncle, 
and Ex-Governor Oliver Ames was his cousin. 

Captain John Ames, the great-grandfather of Frederick L. Ames, 
was the beginner in a small way, as a maker of shovels in West 
Bridgewater, of what has become one of the most extensive and 
noted of the industries of New England: carried on at North 
Easton first by Oliver Ames & Sons, — the sons being Oakes and 
Oliver Ames, — and, since a re-organization in 1876, under the title 
of Oliver Ames & Sons Corporation. 

Educated in the wholesome home training and neighborhood 
schools of Easton at the start, then for a time in a school in Con- 
cord, Mass., and afterward fitted for college in the famous prepara- 
tory school at Exeter, N. H., Phillips Academy^ young Ames passed 
from that school to Harvard College, and grachiated in 1854. 

At his graduation his inclination was to the study of law. But 
there was a call for him in the large ^Eunily business. Yielding his 
own preference to his father's wishes, he took his place with his older 
kinsmen, and engaged at once in the service of the Company at 
North Easton, making hims^ acquainted with their already widely 
extended and still extending business enterprises. He became a 
member of the firm in 1863, and its treasurer in 1876, when 
the re-organization took place. This office he continued to fill to 

VOL. XLIX. 24 



274 Frtderiek Jjcikrap Ames, [Jolfy 

the end of hia fife. At the deadi of lii0 father, which occurred 
March 9, 1877, hefoocseeded to his positimi a« the head of the hooae. 
Hm advance a« a man of IranDeaa wa« firom the first steady and sore, 
90on (^rryina him bej^ond the fimita of the manofactiiriDg fhast at 
Horth Tamtfm^ Among the manj New En^and men who hare d]»- 
tfngniabed thenMclvea and their »&ciifm of the coantrr by buildnig 
ftp an exceptkmal prosperity ^ he has had few eqnak in the G^iacity 
fcr tieemff with a clear Jodgment and grasping with a firm hand the 
conditi^ms (fdmccetm. The constmction of railroads in all parts of the 
(xmniry was developing its res^nmces, and these resources as thej were 
^levelope^l demanded adilitional facilities for transportation and travel. 
Vast r^atmbilities for ofiening and improving unoccupied regions pre- 
senter] tnemselves to far-seeing men. And now, the country plunged 
snddenlv info a d vil conflic;t for very existence, had desperate need of 
expeditious c^mimunication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. 
But such entenyfiscs involved cxtraonlinary risks. Among the most 
sagacious of those who comprehended both the magnitude and the 
importance of these enterprises, and at the same time the risks, were 
the l;rothers, Oakcs and Oliver Ames. Patriotic observers all over 
the land welcomed their aid, applauded and endorsed their leadership. 
Frederick L. Ames was of the same blood. Not rashly but boldly, 
he entered this field, took on himself with a rare coolness and con- 
fidence heavy responsibilities in undertakings the results of which 
even the sanguine scarcely ventured to predict. His expectations 
were justified. And so conspicuously was his ability manifested, so 
approved his foresight by events, that his co-operation was sought 
at all points by those who had large, complicated and difficult projects 
of this nature in hand, till '^he held directorships in about three 
score railroad companies." It did not take men of discernment long 
to concludo that a man who had a head for the management of such 
far-reaching and intricate organizations was a desirable adviser and 
assistant in am sort of affairs requiring these qualities. Naturally 
ho was solicited to become associated with many and varied corporate 
bodies. 

To some of those solicitations widely away from the transactions 
of business ho lent a sympathetic car, accepting official trusts and 
responsibilities in educational, charitable and religious organizaions 
in which ho took a sincere interest, bringing to them the clear 
head so necessary as the complement to the warm heart. He was 

Iircsident of the Home for Incurables, a trustee of the Children's 
lospital, of t\\c Massachusetts General Hospital, of the McLean 
Insane Asylum, and *'was very constant and faithful in his duties to 
those institutions.** He was a Fellow of Harvard College, and as a 
lovttl son was devising liberal tilings for her benefit, the fulfilment 
of which only his death prevented. He was a staunch upholder of 
his C^Juiroh, and both Unity Church in North Easton and the First 
Church in Boston had his reverent affection and support 



1895 . ] Chief Justice of the United States. 275 

Mr. Ames was as far as possible from a devotee to the aocmnula- 
tion and dispensing of wealth. As his most intimate friends describe 
him, there were in him not only the elements of the naturalist and the 
artist, of the student of literature and disciple of science: these 
had a developed life in him, and a leading influence with him. In the 
thick of his busiest engagements they claimed a just portion of his 
time, had his care, showed their ruling presence in his conversation 
and in his character. He not only let the accomplished architect 
build for him : he meditated and studied the structure for himself as 
an idealist. He not only bought and placed the picture that others 
approved and admired : he too admired it and knew wherein it was 
admirable. He not only spent money in beautifying his grounds : he 
did not leave it all to the gardener : he selected among the things 
that might grow there what his taste preferred, and caressed his 
favorites. His books not only ornamented his shelves, he had them 
down and read them. When he came home he left his business out- 
side, not seeming merely to have turned in for rest and re-fitting for 
the next campaign among the competitors for fame or fortune. He 
was a politician in the best sense, in that he loved his country, 
studied its institutions and policies, and put himself at its service in 
any place where he was needed, but stopped short of blind partizan- 
ship. His preference was for a private station. 

''On the 7th of June, 1860, Mr. Ames was married to Rebecca 
Caroline, only child of James Blair, of St. Louis, Missouri. Six 
children were bom to them, of whom five are now living, namely, 
Helen Angier, the wife of Robert C. Hooper of Boston ; Oliver, 
who married Elise A. West of Boston ; Mary Shreve ; Lothrop ; 
and John Stanley." 



CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES, 

OR 

CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE 

UNITED STATES? 

By the Hon. William A. Richardsok, LL.D., Chief Jastice of the Court of Claimt, 

Washington, D, C. 

The Constitution of the United States provides that '* the Senate 
shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. WTien sitting 
for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the 
President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall pre- 
side." (Art. 1, sec. 3.) 

This is the only reference in the Constitution to the office of 
Chief Justice. Article 3, sec. 1, provides that '*The judicial 



276 Uhtef Justice of the United SuUes. [July, 

Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, 
and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may firom time to time 
ordain and establish/' and in Art. 1, sec. 8, that ^The Congress 
shall have power • • • ; To constitute Tribunab inferior to 
the Supreme Court." 

The Supreme Court has never been established otherwise than, 
in this way, by the Constitution. 

Congress at its first session by the Act of Sept. 24, 1789 (1 
Stat. L. 73), proceeded to establish the judicial courts of tiie United 
States, but did not establtHh the supreme court. 

Section 1 provided ''That the supreme court of the United 
States shall consist of a chief justice and five associate justices " 
upon the assumption that the supreme Court already existed by the 
constitution, and established the salaries of the justices and the 
terms of the court. 

Section 2 divided the United States into thirteen districts, and 
section 3 provided ^ That there be a court called a District Court, in 
each of the afore mentioned districts, to consist of one judge,'* and 
section 4 divided said districts into three circuits and provided '' that 
there shall be held annually, in each district of said circuits, two 
courts, which shall be called Circuit Courts, and shall consist of 
any two justices of the Supreme Court, and the district judge of 
such districts." 

Thus the '^ chief justice " mentioned in the Constitution could 
be no other than the chief justice of the supreme court of the United 
States, the only court expressly recognized and established by that 
instrument. 

The first chief justice, John Jay of New York, was appointed 
Sept. 26, 1789. He was commissioned as '^ Chief Justice of the 
Supreme Court of the United States." Each of Ids successors was 
appointed with the same title until 1888. They were : 

JohnRutledge of South Carolina, commissioned July 1, 1795. 

Oliver Elsworth of Connecticut, March 4, 1796. 

John Marshall of Virginia, Jan. 31, 1801. 

Roger B. Taney of Maryland, March 15, 1836. 

Salmon P. Chase of Ohio, Dec. 6, 1864. 

Morrison R. Waite of Ohio, Jan. 21, 1874. 

Congress enacted, 1866, July 13, Ch. 210 (14 Stat. L. page 209) : 
^ That no vacancy in the office of associate justices of the Supreme 
Court shall be filled by appointment until the number of associate jus- 
tices shall be reduced to six ; and thereafter said supreme court shall 
consist of a chief justice of the United States and sue associate jus- 
tices." 

This is the first time the designation of " Chief Justice of the United 
States " appears in the statutes or elsewhere. 

The Act of April 10, 1869, ch. 22, provided that ''The Supreme 
Court of the United States shall hereafter consist of the Chief Justice 



1895.] Chief Justice of the United States. 277 

of the United States and eight associate justices." • • • Qg 
Stat. L. 44.) 

It will be noticed that in this act the language was changed from 
a chief justice of the United States in the former act to the Chief Jus- 
tice of the United States. When this was incorporated into the 
Revised Statutes the language of the act of 1866 was restored and 
the provision now stands : 

" Sec. 673. The Supreme Court of the United States shall consist 
of a Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices, 
any six of whom shall constitute a quorum." 

The title of ^ Chief Justice of the United States " in those acts seems 
to have attracted little attention for many years. A work by Henry 
Flanders, published in 1861, entitled **The Lives and Times of the 
Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States," makes no 
mention of that designation ; nor does " The History of the Supreme 
Court of the United States, by Hampton L. Carson, of the Philadel- 
phia Bar, and its Centennial Celebration, Feb. 4, 1890," published 
in 1892. The order of precedence at that celebration, as published, 
was " The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 
The Associate Justices," &c., and Mr. Amoux, alone of all who spoke 
on that occasion, in his address of welcome used the statute desig- 
nation, beginning *^ Mr. Chief Justice of the United States and gen- 
tlemen, the associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United 
States." 

It was certainly unknown to the Executive in 1874 when Chief 
Justice Waite was appointed and commissioned with the same designa- 
tion as that of each of his predecessors. 

How much Chief Justice Chase had to do with the preparation of 
the acts of 1866 and 1869 cannot be accurately determined, and must 
be left to inference alone. He was always a watchftd guardian of the 
dignity and powers of any office which he held.* When he presided, 
as required by the Constitution, at the trial by the Senate of the im- 
peachment of President Johnson in 1868, he strenuously insisted 
that as presiding officer he should be styled ^ The Chief Justice," and 
in the official record of the proceedings published in the ^ Supplement 
to the Congressional Globe " he is so mentioned. 

The record states : " The court was organized on Thursday, the 
5th day of March, the oath being administered to the Chief Justice of 
the United States by Associate Justice Nelson," and on each subse- 
quent day of meeting the record begins, " The Chief Justice of the 
United States entered the Senate Chamber and took the chair." 

« Mr. Chase was appointed Secretary of the Treasury In March, 1861. Up to that time 
all the namerous loan acts of the Oovemnient fh>m the beginning, without a single excep- 
tion, had provided "That the Prendent of the United State* be, and hereby is, aothoriied 
to borrow on the credit of the United States," &c This formula was soon after changed 
to read, '* That the Secretary of the Tretuury be, and he is hereby, authorised to borrow, 
on the credit uf the United States," &c, and the same language was adopted in every loan 
act passed while he was Secretary of the Treasury, and has ever since remained the formnla 
in use by Congress. 

VOL. XLIX. 24* 



278 Chief Justicis of the United StatbSn [July, 

The Senate took a difierent view of the matter and made rules fiM* 
that trial in which he was styled ** The Presiding Officer of the Sen- 
ate," and he was addressed as Mr. President, by Senators and by 
the Managers of the Impeachmient on the part of tfie House of Rep- 
resenhiiiyes. 

The official programme for thie President's tieceptioh oh New Year's 
day used to be in this form, after the Vice President d^d Cabinet and 
Ae Diplomatic Corps : — 

**At 11.15 A.M. the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the 
Supreme Coiut of the United States, the Judges of the United States 
Court of Claims, and the Judges of the Supreme Court of the Dis- 
trict of Columbia," followed at different hours by Congressmen, Army 
and Navy Officers and others. 

On one occasion Chief Justice Chase sent a messenger to President 
Grant requesting that the programme be changed to sudi form as to 
make h ihore marked distiticdoU between the Chief Justice iahd the 
Associate Juisftices. 

This was in accordance with what he had previously toH me. 
I temember a conversation with him about 1871, in which he 
called my attention to the question, and said I should find on investi- 
gation that the Chief Justice was separate and distinct from the court, 
that, to he stated it, " the court was buih up around the Chief Jus- 
tice." On account of that conversation and the suggestion he made 
I thereupon examined the constitution and statutes, and this artide 
embodies the result of my investigation. 

A practical settlement of the question was finally tnade in 1888, 
when, upon the death of Chief Justice Waite and the selection of his 
successor, the statute title was followed by President Cleveland, who 
made the nomination in these words : " I nominate Melville W. Fid- 
ler, of Illinois, to be Chief Justice of the United States." That nomi- 
nation was confirmed by the Senate as made, and the commission 
was drawn in the same form. Thus Chief Justice Fuller is the first 
person nominated, confirmed, and comnussioned as Chief Justice of 
the United States. 

For the New Year's reception by the President in 1895 the pro- 
grannne was first changed substantially as suggested by Chief Justice 
Chase more than twenty years before. 

It is not to be overlooked that in 1801 Congress established th6 
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia to " consist of one chief 
ju^e and two assistant judges," unusual distinctions not before known 
in judicial history. Thus early the creation of another chief justice 
was carefully avoided and the title reserved exclusively for the 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Coiut of the United States ; and so it 
continued until 1863, when the Supreme Court of the District of 
Columbia was established to ** consist of foiu* justices, one of whom 
shall be denominated as chief justice." Since then Congress has 
established o^er courts with a ctuef justice for each. The fact still 



1895.] Chief Justice of the United States. 279 

remains that the only court established by the constitution is ^one 
supreme Coiut," and ^ the Chief Justice " elsewhere mentioned therein 
means the chief justice of that court. 

My conclusion is that both titles are correct, or that neither is 
wrong. They are synonymous. Whether appointed Chief Justice 
of the United States or Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the 
United States, the appointee is, in either case, ^ The Chief Justice " 
mentioned in the Constitution. I think the more correct form of 
legislation is that of the act of 1869, which provides that the Supreme 
Court of the United States shall consist of The Chief Justice of the 
United States, &c., rather than that of the act of 1866 and the Re- 
vised Statutes whidi provide that the court shall consist of a Chief 
Justice of the United States, &c. 

It is a singular ccMncidence that a like question has been raised in 
England, and has been authoritatively settled at a comparatively 
recent date. 

Lord Russell, the present Chief Justice, in an artide in the Sep- 
tember number of the North American Review of 1894, makes 
this statement in regard to late Chief Justice Coleridge, appointed in 
1880 : — 

^ It is noteworthy that, whereas eadi of his predecessors had been 
described in his patent of office as Chief Justice of the Bang's or 
Queen's Bench, he for the first time was described as ^ Lord CSiief 
Justice of England.' " 

In answer to my inquiries, I have received the following letter : 

Royal Courts of Justice, May, 1895. 

In reply to your letter of the 23d April I beg to say that the Jadicatare 
Act of 1873 is the first Act of Parliament in which the title ^^ Lord Chief 
Justice of England " occurs. It can Dot be said to have expressly conferred 
the title, but rather seems to recognize it as existing, probably because Sir 
Alexander Cockbum had maintained his right to be called Lord Chief 
Justice of England, although his patent, dated 1859, was as ^^ Chief Justice 
to hold pleas before the Queen herself," that is Ixnrd Chief Justice of the 
Queen's Bench. 

More than this I am unable to ascertain beyond the fact, which I have 
stated in my article, that Lord Coleridge was the first Chief Justice 
described in the patent as Lord Chief Justice of England. 

My own patent runs : ^*- To Lord Russell of Killowen, G. C. M. G., the 
office of Lord Chief Justice of England, to hold the same so long as he 
shall well behave himself therein, with all wages, profits and advantages 
due and in right belonging thereto." 

Faithfully, 

Russell of EUlowen. 

Notwithstanding the description in the patents of office the Chief 
Justices of the King's or Queen's Bench had been conunonly known 
from the earliest days by the present title, and Lord Campbell pub- 
lished, in U49, without mentioning any other designatioii, ^Hie 
Lives of the Chief Justices of England." 



280 Births in Medtoay, Mcua. [Jaly* 



BIRTHS IN MEDWAY, MASS, 1714—1744. 

Copied from the Town Records, and arranged by Rev. E. 0. Jameson, of Boston, Mass. 

Adams, Sarah b. Nov. 17, 1714 daa. of Daniel & Sarah 

Adams Benjamin b. Oct. 13 1715 son of Eleazar & Margaret 

Adams David b. Nov. 28 1716 son of Obadiah & Christian (Sanford) 

Allen Sarah b. Nov. 1716 dau. of James & Rebekah 

Allen Abigail b. Nov. 1716 dau. of James & Rebekah 

Adams Deborah b. Feb. 12 1717 dan. of Daniel & Sarah 

Adams Abigail b. July 20 1717 dau. of Jeremiah & Rebekah 

Adams Margaret b. Aug 29 1717 dau. of Eleazar & Margaret 

Adams Dorcas b. Dec 24 1717 dau. of Jonathan & Dorcas 

Adams Abigail b. Oct. 28 1718 dau. of Obadiah & Christian (Sanford) 

Adams Elisha b. Feb. 19, 1719 son of Jeremiah & Rebekah 

Adams Sarah b. March 1719 dau. of Daniel & Sarah 

Allen Rebekah b. June 17, 1719 dau. of James & Rebekah 

Adams Isaac b. Oct 15 1719 dau. of Jonathan & Sarah 

Allen Martha b. Feb. 17, 1720 dau. of Ebenezer & Mary 

Adams Eleazar b. July 9, 1720 son of Eleazur & Margaret 

Adams Elizabeth b. May 12 1721 dau. of Daniel & Sarah 

Adams Obabiah b. Dec. 18 1721 son of Obadiah & Christian (Sanford) 

Adams Elizabeth b. Jan 28, 1721, dau. of Thomas & Abigail 

Adams Mary b. May 6, 1722 dau. of Jonathan & Dorcas 

Allen Ichabod b. June 8, 1721 son of Ebenezer & Mary (Hill) 

Allen Mary b. July 22 1722 dau. of Ebenezer & Mary (Hill) 

Adams Mary b. Oct. 7 1722 dau. Eleazar & Margaret 

Adams Nathan b. Dec. 80 1723 son of Obadiah & Christian (Sanford) 

Adams Silence b. April 17 1724 dau. of George & Sarah 

Adams Daniel b. Jan. 18, 1724 sou of Daniel & Sarah 

Adams John b. Oct. 27 1724 son of Eleazar & Margaret 

Allen Rachel, b. Nov 1, 1724 dau. of Ebenezer & Mary (Hill) 

Adams Keziah b. Jan. 1 1725 dau. of Jonathan & Dorcas 

Allen Moses b. Jan 3, 1720 son of William & Abiel 

Allen Seth b. March 29, 1726 son of Ebenezer & Mary (Hill) 

Adams Thomas b. April 15, 1726 son of Daniel & Sarah 

Adams Elizabeth b. July 15 1726 dau. of George & Sarah 

Adams Jesse b. Sept 10 1727 son of Obadiah & Christian (Sanford) 

Adams Lydia b. Sept. 19 1727 dau. of Eleazar & Margaret 

Adams Rachel b. Jan. 22, 1728 dau. of George & Sarah 

Adams Elizabeth b. Sept 29 1728 dau. of Jeremiah & Elizabeth 

Allen Ebenezer b. Aug 13 1728 son of Ebenezer & Mary (Hill) 

Adams Silas b. Oct 7, 1728 son of Jonathan & Dorcas 

Adams Ruth b. March 6, 1729 dau. of Daniel & Sarah 

Adams Stephen b. Dec 27, 1729 son of Obadiah & Christian (Sanford) 

Adams Seth b. May 6, 1730 son of Eleazar & Margaret 

Adams Sarah b. Oct 4 1730 dau. of George & Sarah 

Adams Moses b. Aug. 4 1731 son of Daniel & Sarah 

Adams, Lydia b. Sept. 9 1731, dau of Jonathan & Dorcas 

Adams Benoni b. Feb. 8 1730 son of Ezekiel & Bethiah 

Adams Thamerson b. June 20 17S1 dav. of Ezekiel & Bethiah 



1895.] Births in Medway, Mass. 281 

Allen Rachel b. Jan. 19, 1732 dan. of Ebenezer & Mary 
Adams Lois b. May 25 1732 dan. of Eleazar & Margaret 
Adams Christian b. Aug 8, 1732 dan. of Obadiah & Christian 
Adams Rachel b. Jan. 24 1733 dan. of Jonathan & Patience 
Adams Experience b. Jnly 11 1732 dau. of George & Sarah 
Adams Sarah b. March 8, 1 733 dau. of Phinehas & Sarah 
Adams Enos b. June 9, 1733 son of Jeremiah & Elizabeth 
Adams Joel b. Aug 6, 1 733 son of Jonathan & Dorcas 
Allen Leah b. Jan. 16, 1734 dau. of Ebenezer & Mary 
Adams Hephzibah b. March 31, 1735 dau. of Obadiah & Christiana 
Adams Mary b. June 22 1 735 dau. of Phinehas & Sarah 
Adams Rozia b. May 21, 1735 dau. of Jonathan & Dorcas 
Adams Ezekiel b. June 29 1735 son of Ezekiel & Bethiah 
Allen Nathan b. March 5 1736 son of Ebenezer & Mary 
Adams Abigail b. June 23 1736 dau. of Daniel & Sarah 
Adams Jemima b. March 24, 1737 dau. of Obadiah & Christiana 
Adams Jonathan b. Aug. 30 1 737 son of Jonathan & Dorcas 
Adams Oliver b. June 30 1738 son of Jonathan & Patience 
Adams Tabitha b. Nov. 12 1738 dau. of Daniel & Sarah 
Adams Mela, b. July 12 1738 dau. of Phinehas & Mehitable 
Allen Samuel b. June 6, 1739 son of Ebenezer & Mary 
Anderson Rachel b. March 28, 1740 dau. of John & Margaret 
Adams Sarah b. April 23, 1740 dau. of Jonathan & Patience 
Allen Sarah b. March 27 1742 dau. of Ebenezer & Mary 
Adams Hannah b. Aug 7, 1742 dau. of Phinehas & Mehitable 
Adams John b. July 2, 1744 son of Phinehas <& Mehitable 
Anderson Sarah b. May 1 6, 1 744 dau. of John & Margaret 
Adams Abigail b. Oct. 4, 1744 dau. of Elisha & Rachel 
Allen Jesse b. Oct. 21, 1744 son of John & Huldah 
Bullard Elisha b. Aug. 15, 1714 son of Malachi & Bethiah 
Bullard Hannah b. May 12 1714 dau. of John & Abigail 
Bullard Mary b. April 7, 1717 dau. of John <& Abigail 
Bullard Eleazar b. Sept 27 1717 son of Malachi & Bethiah 
Barber Abigail b. Aug 14, 1719 dau. of John & Mary 
BuIIen Abigail b. Oct. 1, 1719 dau. of David <& Abigail 
Bullard Comfort b. March 2 1721 dau. of John & Abigail 
Bullen Judah b. May 6, 1722 dau. of David <& Abigail 
Barber Bathsheba b. April 7, 1722 dau. of John & Mary 
Bullard Henry b. Oct. 11, 1723 son of John & Abigail 
BuIIen Hannah b. April 12, 1724 dau. of David & Abigail 
Barber George b. July 1, 1724 son of John & Mary 
BuIIen Patience b. March 8, 1726 dau. of David & Abigail 
Balch Mary b. April 19, 1726 dau. of Peter & Elizabeth 
Bullard Ljdia b. June 25 1726 dau. of Malachi & Bethiah 
Barber Samuel b. March 23, 1727 son of Joseph & Abigail (Hawes) 
Bullen Silence b. Nov. 3 1727 dau. of David & Abigail 
BuIIen Elizabeth b. Dec. 15, 1727 dau. of Michael & Lydia 
Bucknam Anna b. Oct. 16 1728 dau. of Nathan & Margaret 
Balch Elizabeth b. May 16, 1729 dau. of Peter & Elizabeth 
Barber Mary b. April 2, 1729 dau. of Joseph & Abigail (Hawes) 
Bullen Daniel b. Oct 27, 1729 son of Michael & Lydia 
Bucknam Nathan b. Nov. 26, 1730 son of Nathan & Margaret 
Bullen Submit b. Aug. 16, 1731 dau. of David & Abigail 



282 Births in Medway^ Mass. [July, 

Barber Joseph b. April 23, 1731 son of Joseph & Abigail (Hawes) 

Balch Timothy b. March 30, 1732 son of Peter & Elizabeth 

Bulleu John b. Sept. 8, 1732 son of Michael & Lydia 

BuUen David b. March 10, 1733 son of David & Abigail 

Barber Abigail b. March 27 1 733 daa. of Joseph & Abigail 

Bucknam Margaret b. May 4, 1733 dan. of Nathan & Margaret 

Ballard John b. Dec 1, 1733 son of John <& Sarah 

Bnllen Ebenezer b. May 13, 1734 son of David & Abigail 

Bullen Jabez b. Aug. 4, 1734 son of Michael & Lydia 

Backnam Mary b. May 13, 1736 dau. of Nathan & Margaret 

Ballard Sarah b. Jan. 12 1735-6 dau. of John & Sarah 

Barber Sarah b. Jan. 27 1736 dau. of Joseph & Abigail 

Ballard Lydia b. Nov. 26 1736 dau. of Elisha & Bathsheba 

Bacon Seth b. Nov. 24 1736 son of Thomas & Deborah 

Bucknam Samuel b. June 5 1738 son of Nathan & Margaret 

Bullen Mary b. Oct. 8 1738 dau. of Michael <& Lydia 

Barber James b. May 4, 1738 son of Joseph & Abigail 

Bullard Miriam b. Nov. 24, 1739/40 dau. of Elisha <& Bathsheba 

Bacon Amos b Feb. 21, 1739 son of Thomas <& Deborah 

Bullard Timothy b. March 21 1740 son of John <& Sarah 

Bullen Benoni b. Sept 22, 1740 son of Michael & Lydia 

Ballard Samuel b. Oct. 4, 1741 son of Elisha & Bathsheba 

Barber Elizabeth b. Oct. 30 1740 dau. of Joseph & Abigail 

Bucknam Elizabeth b. Feb. 5 1741 dau. of Nathan & M!argaret 

Bacon Nathan b. June 6, 1742 son of Thomas & Deborah 

Bullard Seth b. Feb 1 1743 son of Elisha <& Bathsheba 

Backnam Catharine b. Feb. 9, 1742 dau. of Rev. Nathan & Margaret 

Barber George b. Dec 21, 1743 son of Geo. & Elizabeth 

Bacon Esther b. Sept. 19 1743 dau. of Thomas & Deborah 

Bullard, Isaac b. July 9 1744 son of Malachi <& Rachel 

Bulleu, Joseph b. July 3 1744, son of Michael & Lydia 

Clark Joseph b. March 1, 1714 son of Timothy & Sarah 

- Clark David b. April 23, 1714 sou of Edward & Hannah 

•Clark Benjamin b. Feb. 6, 1717 sou of Edward & Hannah 
Clark Theophilus b. March 7, 1716 son of Timothy & Sarah 

'Clark Nathan b. March 16, 1718 son of Edward <& Hannah 
Clark Mary b. May 5, 1718 dau. of James & Mary 
Curtis Abigail b. Oct. 6, 1718 dau. of Joseph & Hannah 
Clark Lydia b. April 11, 1719 dau. of Timothy & Sarah 
Clark Esther b. Jan. 1, 1719 dau. of Theophilus & Elizabeth 

« Clark Rebekah b. Jan. 21, 1720 dau. of Edward & Haunah 

• Clark Elizabeth b. Oct 16, 1721 dau. of Edward <& Hannah 
Curtis Hannah b. June 28 1721 dau. of Joseph & Hannah 
Clark Maria b. Dec. 10, 1721 dau. of James & Marv 

Clark Theophilus b. April 19, 1722 son of Theophiius & Elizabeth 
Clark Maria b. March 12 1723 dau. of Timothy & Sarah 

• Clark Sarah b. Aug 21, 1723 dau. of Edward & Hannah 

Clark Benjamin b. March 17, 1724 sou of Theophilus & Elizabeth 
Curtib Mary b. Aug 24 1724 dau. of Joseph & Hannah 
Clark John b. Feb. 12 1725 son of James & Mary 
Clark Silence b. Dec. 29, 1725 dau. of Timothy & Sarah. 
. Clark Elijah b. Sept. 9 1727 son of Edward & Hannah 
Curtis Joseph b. Feb. 27, 1728 son of Joseph & Hannah 



1895.] JSirtha in Medway^ Mass. 283 

Catler Elizabeth b. Nov. 23 1728 dau. of Nathaniel & Elizabeth 
Gark Timothy b. March 3, 1729 son of Timothy & Elizabeth 
' Clark Henry b. Sept. 2 1729 son of Edward & Hannah 
Gark Rachel b. Sept 16, 1729 dan. of James & Mary 
Clark Amos b. Dec. 6, 1 730 son of Nathaniel & Judith 
Cutler Jacob b. Nov. 1 6, 1 730 son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth 
Clark Abigail b. Sept 30 1732 dau. of Timothy & Abigail 
Corning Mary b. June 14, 1732 dau. of Samuel & Abigail 
Cutler Nathaniel b. Nov 8, 1732 sou of Nathaniel & Elizabeth 
Clark Silence b. Oct 29 1733 dau. of Nathaniel & Esther 
Clark Bathsheba b. June 29 1734 dau. of Nathaniel & Esther 
Cutler Hannah b. Dec. 7 1734 dau. of Nathaniel & Elizabeth 
Clark Timothy b. Jan 6"» 1734-5 son of Timothy & Abigail 
Clark Nathaniel b. Oct 19, 1734, son of Nathaniel & Esther 
Carpenter Margaret b. April 28, 1735 dau. of John & Margaret 
Clark John b. Jan. 12, 1736 son of Nathaniel & Esther 
Carpenter John Oct 27, 1736 sou of John & Margaret 
Cutler Elisha b. Dec 11, 1736 son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth 
Clark Edward b. Jan. 25 1736 son of Edward & Ann 
Clark Lois b. July 25, 1737 dau. of Timothy & Abigail 
Clark Simeon b. Sept 17, 1737 son of Nathaniel & Esther 
Clark David b. Sept 27 1737 son of David & Mehitable 
Clark Ann b. Aug. 19, 1738 dau. of Edward & Ann 
Cutler Simon b. April 23, 1738 son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth 
Cobb, Mary b. March 1 9, 1 738 dau. of Stephen & Abigail 
Clark Jemima b. Jan. 10, 1738 dau. of Nathaniel & Esther 
Cobb Hannah b. March 7, 1738 dau. of Edward & Flannah 
Carpenter Jesse b. July 9, 1739 son of John & Margaret 
Clark Eli, b. Aug 31, 1739 son of David & Mehitable 
Clark Samuel b. April 30, 1739 son of Nathaniel & Esther 
Qark Hannah b. Dec. 29, 1739 dau. of Edward & Ann 
Cutler Samuel b. March 18, 1740, son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth. 
Clark Mary b. Jan. 12, 1740 dau. of Nathaniel & Esther 
Cobb Mary b. March 18, 1740 son of Stephen & Abigail 
Clark Silence b. Dec 1, 1740 dau. of Theophilus & Experience 
Cobb Stephen b. Feb. 3, 1741, son of Stephen & Abigail 
Clark Jonah b. April 16, 1741 son of David & Mehitable 
Carpenter Patience b. Oct 28 1741 dau. John & Margaret 
Clark Rachel b. Dec 9, 1741 dau. Edward <& Ann 
Clark Esther b. Mar. 14, 1741 dau. Nathaniel & Esther 
Clark Keziah b. Oct. 9, 1741 dau. of Nathaniel & Esther 
Curtis Mary b. May 19, 1742 dau. Joseph & Mary 
Cutler Sarah b. April 25 1742 dau. of Nathaniel & Elizal^th 
Clark Stephen b. March 21, 1743 son of Nathaniel & Esther 
Cobb, Seth b. March 6: 1743 son of Stephen & Abigail 
Clark Mercy b. Dec 13 1743 son of David & Mehitable 
Clark Nathan b. Jan. 28 1743 son of Edward, Jr. & Ann 
Clark Jotham b. Aug 30 1744 son of Theophilus & Experience 
Clark Esther b. Oct 10, 1744 dau. of Nathaniel & Esther 
Daniell Rachel b. Oct 30 1714 dau. of Jeremiah & Hannah 
Daniell Tamar b. March 17, 1714 dau. of Joseph & Bethiah (Breck) 
Daniell Abigail b. March 15 1715 dau. of Joseph & Bethiah (Breck) 
Daniell Thankful b. July 3, 1715 dau. of Ebenezer & Mary 



284 Births in Medway^ Mass, [Jalji 

DemiDg Jonathan b. Dec. 10, 1718 son of David & Maria 

Daniel] Samuel b. June 8, 1720 son of Samuel & Experience 

Daniell Jeremiah b. Sept 22, 1720 son of Ebenezer & Mary (Partridge) 

Daniell Timothy b. Sept: 6: 1722 son of Samuel Sq Experience 

Daniell Nathan b. Aug. 20, 1725 son of Samuel & Experience 

Daniell Moses b. Jan. 16, 1725 son of Ebenezer & Mary (Partridge) 

Daniell Asa b. Dec 10 1726 son of Joseph & Elizabeth 

Daniell Jemima b. May 6: 1727 dau. of Ezra & Martha 

Daniell John b. Aug. 18, 1728 son of Samuel & Experience 

Daniell Aaron b. March 2 1729 son of Ezra & Martha 

Daniell Molly b. Nov. 7, 1729 dau. of Joseph & Elizabeth 

Daniell Jemima b. Jan. 25 1731 dau. of Joseph & Elizabeth 

Daniell Simeon b. March 8 1731 son of Samuel & Experience 

Daniell Henry b. May 8, 1731 son of David & Magdalen 

Daniell Sarah b. Dec 10 1731 dau. of Ezra & Martha 

Daiiiell Reuben b. Nov. 25 1733 son of Samuel & Sarah 

Daniell Abigail b. Sept. 1734 dau. of Henry & Abigail 

Daniels Zilpah b. Nov. 12, 1734 dau. of Ezra & Martha 

Daniels Sarah b. Jan. 10 1734/5 dau. of Samuel & Sarah 

Daniels Joseph b. June 25 1736 son of Joseph & Elizabeth 

Daniels Moses b. Feb. 8 1736 son of Ezra & Martha 

Daniels Seth b. Oct 30, 1737 son of David & Magdelon 

Daniels Mary b. April 23, 1738 dau. of Samuel & Sarah 

Daniels Japheth b. Feb. 17, 1738 son of Samuel & Sarah 

Daniels Abijah b. July 27, 1740 son of Sam'l & Sarah 

Daniels Rachel b. May 12, 1738 dau. of Henry & Hannah 

Daniels Henry b. Jan. 12 1740 son of Henry & Hannah 

Dinah b. May 9: 1741 negro girl of Samuel Harding 

Daniels Jesse b. Nov. 24 1741 son of Henry & Hannah 

Daniels Elizabeth b. Jan. 3 1742 son of Joseph & Elizabeth 

Daniels Lydia b. Jan. 8, 1742 dau. of Ezra <& Martha 

Daniels Lydia b. Feb. 10 1742/3 dau. of Jeremiah & Mercy 

Daniels David b. Sept 25, 1743 son of Samuel <& Elizabeth 

Ellice Joseph b. Jan. 5 1718 son of Joseph <& Elizabeth 

Ellice Benoni b. July 29, 1720 son of Joseph & Tbamerson 

Ellice Dorothy b. June 27, 1721, dau. of Samuel & Dorothy 

Ellice William b. June 14 1722 son of Joseph & Thamerson 

Ellice John b. Oct. 28, 1723 son of Samuel & Dorothy 

Ellice Thamerson h. April 18, 1725 dau. of Joseph & Thamerson 

Ellice Samuel b. Feb. 15, 1726 son of Samuel & Dorothy 

Ellice Asa b. Nov. 11, 1727 son of John «fe Mary 

Ellice Lydia b. Nov. 13 1728 dau. of John & Mary 

Ellice Elisha b. April 22, 1729 son of Joseph & Thamerson 

Ellice Ebenezer b. July 17, 1729 sou of Samuel <& Dorothy 

Ellice Jonathan b. Feb. 27, 1731 son of Joseph & Thamerson 

Ellice Seth b. Sept 28 1731 son of John & Mary 

Ellice Mary b. Oct 7 1731 dau. of Samuel & Dorothy 

Ellice Hannah b. Sept. 28, 1731 dau. of Timothy & Hannah 

Ellice Elizabeth b. Dec. 1, 1732 dau. of Joseph & Thamerson 

Ellice Mary b. Sept. 29 1733 dau. of Timothy & Hannah 

Ellis Benjamin b. March 29, 1734 son of Samuel & Dorothy 

Ellis Lydia b. Feb. 19, 1734 dau. of Joseph <& Thamerson 

LTo be oontlnoed.] 



1895.3 Lettert toritten by JRev. James Koyet. 285 




LETTER WRITTEN BY REV. JAMES NOTES TO 
HON. SAMUEL SEWALL, 1694. 

Commanicated bj Saxubl B. Dooobit, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

Rev. James Notes, son of Bey. James and Sarah (Brown) 
Noyes of Newbury, Mass., was bom 11 March, 1640 : H. C. 1659 ; 
removed to Stonington, Conn., where he began to preach 1664; 
ordained 10 Sept. 1674 ; married next day Dorothy, daughter <^ 
Thomas Stanton, and dic^l 30 Dec. 1719. 

Savage speaks of his long and faithful ministry, and also of his 
standing first on the list of Fellows of Yale College. * 

The following letter, now in my possession, was filed as follows : 
**Mr. James Noyes, March 12, 1693-4, about Point Judith, Saga- 
mors Ninegret," while at the bottom : **Bec^ March 15 & answerd 
March 16 p Benja. Palmer.'' 

The letter is superscribed : ^ These For the hon*^ Mr. Saml' Sewal 
at Boston." 

Mr. Sewall hon'* S'. 

yours I received by the pos^ It is refresshing to }^ne a line from 
yon, & I would baae giaeo an answer before now, bat that we haae had 
more then ordinary sickness amongst vs w^ hath excedingly oner burdened 
me that it gods greate goodness that I am aline, baaing so litle sleep, & so 
much hanlship night & daye, taking Care of my flock for soal & body beyond 
my streneth, & hauing had a Cold, sore eyes ib a Coogh this whole winter. 
And as I lost my youngest son in y^ snmer in y^ windy Convulsions, so my 
now youngest son Joseph hath had for about five weekes in a midignant 
putrid Pluretic fever, besides the addition of wormes of w^ 31 hath grada- 
aly bene brought awaye by variatie of means vpward, & downward Clysters 
& external applications. The child is now hopefbll but in a Chacheasia by 
long sickness threatning a Consumption, it is about five years old & was as 
promising as any child I had, we now Carry it about in our armes to stirr 
y® blood, help digestion & to remoue wind from y^ stomach, it cannot yet 
nd and Cals for much watching & vnwearied tendance. 
The Lord sanctify his hand to vs, & make vs eternal guners by temporal 
'ictions. 

We haue in our town I beleiue neare 70 haae bene dangerously side 
ides lesser ilness of many & haae Lost about 12 persons in our towne in 
is distemper and of all disseases about 15 in a few months. My cloths 
ue not bene off aboue once or twice in ten dayes time. 
Our sorrows and disstress haue bene create but god seemes to moderate 
bis hand, most lately recouer bat not w^ut Long sickness, & carefnll tend- 
ance. 

• See Register. toI. 48, p. 18, for an engmrfng of the inscription on fats tombttonfli, and a 
fdller acronnt of him and his anceitiy. An ahstnct of the will of his mmmdmother, Anna 
Nojes trklow of Rer. William No?es, is firhited with noces, in the April Ref(ister, yt^fgt 981. 
Sibley, in the itecond rolame of his Harrard Qiadnates, devotes fire pafos (4M0) to tke 
writer of this letter.^EDiToa. 

VOL. XLIX. 25 



^6 Baptisms at Pembroke^ Mass, [July, 

I hope it may be obserued that god hath done ys good by his rod, yet I 
feare some harden ynder judments as well as ordinances. 

I praye S' Praye earnestly for vs. We haue fljing news from Yorke of 
a yessell ariued from England & that M' Dudly & Cap^ Nickeson sue for 
The Bay gouerment & that M' Dudley is Like to Carrie it, & that oar 
Coll'^ Winthrop is safe ariued iu England & K. Will™ is designed for Flan- 
ders w^ fiftie thousand, Prouably Lietters by the Pos^ maye giue account 
of the truth & circumstances of this News. Your Motion about Ninegret 
I am at worke about & hope to effect speedily by the help of my brother 
Joseph Stanton whoe hath as much interest in y® Sachem as any I know 
& is his Neighbour, I haue discoursed my Brother and he giues good 
encouragement that he will doe his vtmost in the matter, but he thinks it 
will hardly be accomplished vnder ten pounds money or goods as money, 
he doubts corue will not take because not wanted, we designe to jojntly 
treat y® Sachem, & we hauing this 29 yeares euer ynderstood Point Judith 
was Ninegrets Countrey we apprehend it wisdome to setle your Rights in 
y^ waye you propound & shall serue you willingly and faithfully according 
to our abilities. 

I would be glad of a line before we treat him & if you can an account of 
y^ boundaries more particularly to insert in y® Quit Claime if you can fur- 
nish me, Praye send by the Bearer Benj. Palmer not by the Post. & be 
as priuate as maye be vntill y® worke is done. I heard but now that my 
brother Moses is well & his family. 

S' I am your great debt' for many fauours & your last kindness is so handy 
they haue kept my hands warme two winters w^ Loue of your I haue bene 
to backward seasonably & thankfully to acknowledge. You maye be well 
assured I am alwayes most ready & couetuous of an opportunity to serue 
yoa, I craue a remembrance of me and mine in your Closet Couuers & 
w^ mine & my wiues hearty loue & real respects to you & yours 

I rest y" Ja. Noyes. 

Stonning^ March 12, 1693-94. 



BAPTISMS IN THE SECOND CHURCH OF CHRIST IN 
PEMBROKE, MASS., FROM 1748 TO 1803. 

Communicated by Mrs. Elbot M. Atbbt of Cleveland, Ohio. 

The Rev. Gad Hitchcock was ordained pastor of the Second 
Church of Christ in Pembroke (now Hanson) , Plymouth County, 
Mass., in October, 1748. He died in 1803. The following records 
are transcribed by me from a book in his own handwriting and bear- 
ing his signature. The book was the property of the late Calvin 
T. Phillips, one of his descendants. 

1748- 

October 9, 1748. Abigail, Daughter of Samuel Rowland. 

^ 9, Content, Daughter of Abraham Howland. 

'' 1 6, Surah, Daughter of James Hanks. 

*' 23, Obadiah, Son of James Bearse. 

November 20, Isaac, Son of Isaac Hamlin, per Mr. Brown. 



1895.] 



Baptiama at Pembroke, Maaa. 



287 



January 
March 


29, 1749. 
5, 


C{ 


5, 


April 


u. 


May 


9, 

9, 


July 

August 

Sept. 


2, 

13, 

3, 


October 


3, 


November 5, 


April 

u 


5, 1750. 
6, 


u 


8, 


«i 


22, 


u 


29, 


June 


17, 


t( 


24, 


Joly 5, 
August 19, 
November 1 1, 


December 16, 


January 

February 

March 


20, 1751. 
24, 

3, 


April 


27, 
27, 


May 

u 


19, 
19, 


June 


16, 


(i 


24, 


a 


24, 


u 


24, 


October 


27, 


Novembei 


• 3, 



March 15, 1752. 



u 



27, 



1749. 

Dorothy, Daughter of Abraham Josslyn. 

Noah, Son of Ezekial Bonny. 

Matthew, Son of Matthew Whiting. 

Abraham, Son of Benjamin Howland, it being Sick 

Baptism was administered in private house. 
Isaac, Son of William Cox. 
Thomas, Son of John records, baptised on account 

of William Cox. 
Job, Son of Jacob Bearse. 
Isaac, Son of Captain Josiah Cushing. 
Richard, son of Richard and Pegg, negro servants 

of Captain Josiah Cushing. 
Gamaliel, Son of Jonah Bisbee. 
Gad, Son of Rev. Gad Hitchcock. 

1750. 

Abel, Son of Jabez Cole, on account of his wife. 

Rebecca, Daughter of Abraham Rowland, in a pri- 
vate house being sick. 

Isaac, Son of Abraham Rowland. 

Job, Son of Job Bonney. 

John, Son of Deacon John Bisbee. 

Elizabeth, Daughter of Elisha Faxon. 

Alexander, Son of Alexander Soper, Baptised on 
account of his mother. 

Nathan, Son of Daniel Crocker. 

Priscilla, Daughter of Thomas Faxon. 

Nathaniel, Son of Edward Thomas. 

Abuer, Son of Isaac Hamlin. 

1751. 

Benjamin, Son of Benjamin Rowland. 

Lemuel, Son of Ehenezer Bowen. 

Isaac, Son of Abraham Josslyn. 

Studley, Son of Aaron Bisbee of Duxbnrough. 

Elizabeth, Daughter of David Hersey, Jun, of 
Plympton. 

Ephraim, Son of John Allen and 

Jotham, Son of Gideon Bisbee, both per Mr. Shall. 

Matthew, Son of Matthew Whiton, per Mr. Angier. 

William, Son of Ezekial Bonney. 

Ruth, Daughter of Samuel Rowland. 

Sarah, Daughter of Elisha Faxon. 

Mary, wife of Thomas Moore, an Adult. 

Mary and John, children of Thomas Moore, Bap- 
tised on account of hb wife, Mary Moore. 

1752. 

Daniel, Son of Daniel Rayford Junr Baptised on 

account of his wife. 
Sarah, Daughter of Samuel Bisbee. 



288 



Bctptums Art Petnbrokey Mau, 



[July, 



April 



u 



May 






Jane 






26, 
26, 
10, 

24, 

7, 



21, 
29, 
October 8, 

" 15, 

« 15, 

« 15, 

November 19, N. S. 



Adam, Son of Samuel Perry. 
Hannah, Daughter of Jacob Bearse. 
Rebecca, Nathaniel, Hannah, James, John and 

Benjamin, Children of Edward Cox. 
David, Son of Isaac Hamlin. 
Matthew, Son of Richard and Pegg, Negro Servants 

belonging to Captain Josiah Cusbing. 
Mary, Daughter of Alexander Soper, Baptised on 

account of his wife. 
Charles and Luke, twin Sons of Job Bonney. 
Simeon, Son of Joseph Ramsdell. 
Elizabeth, Daughter of Eluathan Watson of Dux- 

bnrough. 
Mary, Daughter of Daniel Crocker. 
Richard, Son of Richard Phillips. 
Lydia, Daughter of Mr. Castle, Baptbed on aoeoant 

of his wife. 
Ruth, Daughter of Thomas Faxon. 



March 
April 



« 



25, 1753. 

8, 
8, 



May 



13, 
13, 
« 27, 



September 9, 

« 9 

October 28, 

" 28, 

« 28, 

November 4, 

December 2, 
8, 



li 



22, 



1753. 

Stetson, Son of William Holmes, Baptised on account 

of his wife. 
Joseph, Son of Edward Thomas. 
Elisha, Son of John Records, Baptised on account of 

his wife. 
Rebecca, Daughter of Gideon Bisbee. 
Allathea, Daughter of Benjamin Howland. 
Isaac, Son of Thomas Moore, Baptised on account 

of his wife. 
Nelson, Son of Richard Benker, Baptised on account 

of his wife. 
Abigail, Daughter of Abraham Jossylin. 
Jonathan, Son of Ezekiel Bonny. 
Ford, Son of Jacob Bearse. 
Edward, Son of Daniel Hayford Junr. 
Deborah, Daughter of Mr. Castle, Baptised on account 

of hb wife. 
Elisha, Son of Elisha Faxon. 
Susanna, Daughter of David Gardner, Pembroke, 

old precinct 
Marlborough, Son of Matthew Whiten, it being Sick 

baptism was administered in private. 



January 13, 1754. 

" 13, 

February 10, 

« 24, 

March 17, 



1754. 

Ichabod, Son of Widow Sarah Howland. 

Sarah, daughter of Ephraim Paddock. 

Calvin, son of Reuben Carver. 

William, son of Richard and Pegg, negro servants 
belonging to Captain Joseph Cushing. 

Abagail, daughter of Joseph Cole, baptised on ac- 
count of his wife. 



1895.] 



Baptisms at Petnbrokej Mass. 



289 



April 


25, 


i» 


25, 


u 


28, 


May 

July 

August 

September 


19, 
28, 

11. 

21. • 
21, 


October 


18, 


i( 


20, 


(4 


20, 


«( 


20, 


»• 


20, 


»• 


20, 


November 


24, 


January 
February 


15, 1755. 
2, 

8, 


»i 


8, 


April 

May 

August 


13, 
25, 
17. 


«» 


31, 


September 


14, 


i4 


14, 


October 


12, 


k» 


26, 


November 


9, 


»» 


30, 


January 


18, 175C. 


»• 


25. 


February 

April 

May 


15, 

14. 

2, 


»» 


30, 


June 


6, 


»» 


20, 


August 


1, 


>* 


8, 


»( 


15, 


October 


3, 


VOL. 


XLIX. 



Margaret, daughter of Henry Monroe. 
Olive, daughter of Joseph Ramsdell, jr. 
Molly, daughter of Ebenecer Bourn. 
Margaret, daughter of Lemuel Crocker. 
Tabitha, daughter of Mrs. Keen. 
Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Paris. 
Isaac, son of Richard Phillips. 
Spencer, son of Comfort Bates, Jan, lower pariah, 
being sick baptism administered in private house. 
Jacob, son of Abraham Howland. 
Barnabas, son of Elijah Faxon. 
Edmund, son of Benjamin Ramsdell. 
Mary, daughter of Job Bonny. 
Eleazer, son of Jonah Bisbee. 
Samuel, son of Levi Keen. 
Deliverance, daughter of Samuel Hayford. 

1755. 

Marlborough, son of Matthew Whitton. 

Sarah, daughter of Edward Cox. 

Sarah, daughter of Edward Thomas. 

Betty, daughter of Alexander Soper, on account of 

his wife. 
Tilden, son of Daniel Crocker. 
Content, daughter of Samuel Ramsdell. 
Laurina, daughter of Job Castel, on account of his 

wife. 
Gideou, son of Gideon Bisbee. 
Sylvester ( ?) daughter of Ezekiel Bonney. 
Abigail, daughter of Increase Robinson. 
Nathaniel, son of Daniel Hayford, Jun. 
Samuel, sou of Benjamin Paris. 
Abigail, daughter of Abraham Josselyn. 
Mary, daughter of Reuben Carver. 
Jonathan Finney, son of William Holmes, baptised 

on account of his wife. 

1756. 

Abigail, daughter of Samuel Hayford. 

Richard Hill, son of Widow Phebe Beuker. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Moore. 

Hetty, daughter of Isaac Soul. 

Lucinda, daughter of ilezekiah Holmes. 

Ben net, son of Henry Monroe. 

Molly, daughter of Elisha Foxson. 

Kphraim, son of Ephraim Paddock. 

Rachel, daughter of Nehemiah Pierce. 

Margaret, negro woman belonging to Josiah Caih- 

iiig, an adult 
Asaph, son of Elijah Faxon. 

-, daughter of Richard and Pegg, negro ser- 



25* 



vants of Josiah Cushing. 






290 



November 


21. 


(i 


28, 


December 


12, 


January 

it 


7, 1757 
28, 


(4 


23, 


June 


13, 


July 


3, 
24, 


August 
September 


21, 

1, 

11, 


October 


9, 


(( 


16, 


« 


16, 


November 




t( 


20. 



February 26, 1758. 



April 


23, 
23, 


«( 


23. 


May 


14. 


it 


21, 


ii 


28, 


November 


a, 




5. 
5. 
5, 




5. 




19, 




19, 


December 


31. 


Jauuary 
March 


21, 1759. 
11, 


April 


29, 


May 

August 


6, 



Ci 



Baptisms at Pembroke^ Masa. [July^ 

Rebecca, daughter of Edward Cox. 
Elijah, son of Elijah Gushing, Jun. 
Benjamin, son of Lemuel Crocker. 

1757. 

Josiah, son of Josiah Foster, by Mr. Dodge. 
Gains, son of Richard Phillips. 
Abigail, daughter of Samuel Ramsdell, Jun. 
Rebekah and Richard, children of Richard Beuker, 

baptised on account of his wife. 
Jemima, daughter of Widow Hill. 
Isaih, son of Joseph Cole, baptised on account of his 

wife. 
Mary, daughter of Matthew Whitton. 
Ebenezer, son of James Bourn. 
John Blainey, sou of Reuben Carver per Mr. Shull. 
Bethiah, daughter of Daniel Crocker. 
Orsamus, son of Hezekiah Holmes. 
Asia, Betty, Alie, children of Mrs. Hamblin, wife of 

E. Hamblin, baptised on her account. 
Crispa, daughter of Sylvester Prince. 
Jonathan, son of Gideon Bisbee. 

1758. 

Africa, son of Eleazer Hamblin, baptised on account 
of his wife. 

Lucy, Sarah and Deborah, children of Dunbar. 

Lydia, daughter of Abraham Josselyn. 

Parmelia, daughter of John Records, baptised on 
account of Sarah, his wife. 

Nathaniel, son of Alexander Soper, baptised on ac- 
count of his wife. 

Oliver, son of Ezekial Bonney. 

Job Caswell, an adult. 

Samuel, son of Thomas Moore. 

John, son of Simeon Ramsdell. 

Samuel, son of Elisha Faxon. 

Christopher, son of George Stetson. 

Cinthia, daughter of Richard Phillips. 

George William, sou of Henry Monroe. 

Alice, daughter of Job Caswell. 

Tamson, daughter of Lieut. Elijah Cushing. 

1759. 

John, son of Samuel Ramsdell, jun. 

Thomas, son of Jacob Bearse. 

Lucy, unknown child, on account of Isaac Soul. 

Crispe, daughter of Sylvester Prince. 

Zebulon, son of Zebulon Howland. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Cox. Being sick 

baptized in private. 
Deborah, daughter of James Bourn. 



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Baptinnit at JPtmbroke^ Mau. 



391 



AagUBt 26, 



September 


1, 
1. 


January 

February 

March 


6, 1760. 
10, 
29, 


April 


6, 


« 


20, 


June 


29, 


July 

4i 


4, 
11. 


it 


18, 


August 
November 


24, 
2, 


i« 


16, 


(t 


16, 


(( 


16, 


»( 


23, 


February 
March 


27, 1761. 
15, 


April 
May 


19, 

8, 

31, 


4t 


31, 


June 


7, 


October 


7, 
4. 


»» 


25, 


November 


1. 


»4 


22, 


(4 


22, 


December 


9, 


February 
April 

kk 


6, 1762. 
18, 
18, 


i» 


18, 


kk 


25, 


»» 


25, 


• 


25, 


May 

k* 


9. 
30, 


it 


30, 



Mary White and Anne, daiighters of Theophdiis 

Gushing. 
Rebecca, daughter of Joseph Newell. 
Deborah, daughter of Daniel Crooker. 

1760. 

Anna, daughter of Captain Cashing. 

Lydia, daughter of Mathew Whitten. 

LiaaCy son of Rowland Beals. 

Ruth, daughter of John Delano, on aoconnt of his 

wife. 
Earope, son of Eleazer Hamblin, on account of his 

wife. 
Cynthia, daughter of Hezekiah Holmes. 
Mercy Monroe, daughter of Simeon Ramsdell. 
Joseph Ramsdell, an adult. 
Ann, daughter of Samuel Hayford. 
Cela, child of Abraham Josselyn. 
Betty, child of Thomas Moore. 
Jairus, son of Richard Phillips. 
Mary, daughter of Webster Hayford. 
Walter, sou of Hatch. 
Hannah, daughter of William Phillips, jun. 

1761. 

Barker, son of Zebulon Howland. 

Malsey, son of Ephraim Lyusey. 

Mary, daughter of John Hatch. 

John, son of John Allen. 

Sybyll, daughter of Jonathan Dunbar. 

John, son of Howland Beals. 

Hannah and Anna, daughters of Jonah Newell. 

Betty, daughter of Elijah Faxon. 

Mercy, daughter of Benjamin Bonney. 

Nehamiah, son of Nehamiah Ramsdell. 

Allen, son of Elisha Faxson. 

Job, son of Job Caswell. 

America, son of Eleazer Hamblin. 

Nehemiah, son of Theophilus Cushing. 

1762. 

Eleazer Hamblin, an adult. 

George Williams, son of Moses Soul. 

Joseph, son of Increase Robinson, jun. 

Lydia, daughter of James Bourn. 

Ruth, daughter of Jabez Cole, baptised on aoooant 

of his wife. 
Samuel Baker, son of Henry Perrey. 
Hannah Barker and Lydia Cushing, daughters of 

Zebulon Howland. 
Mary, daughter of Thomas Hill. 

Anna, daughter of Dammon. 

Esther, daughter of Noah Cole, baptised on account 

of his wife Jane. 



292 



British Officers serving in America. 



[July, 



Jul J 


4, 


<( 


11. 


August 


15, 


October 


24. 


«( 


31, 


t« 


31, 


November 


14, 


»( 


14. 


it 


28, 


December 


5, 


«( 


5, 


(4 


19, 


(t 


26, 



March 



April 






May 
June 



3, 

3, 
3, 
1, 



«( 



July 
«t 

August 



*i 



28, 
September 25, 

November 

(t 

December 25, 



Anna Stockbridge. 

Nathauiel, bod of Nathauiel Cushiug. 

Elisha, son of William Phillips. 

Molly, daughter of John Read, baptised on account 

of his wife. 
Eleazor, son of Abraham Josselyii. 
Laurana, daughter of Hezekiah Holmes. 
Thomas, son of Thomas Josselyn. 
James, son of Ephraim Linsey. 
Elisha, son of Elisha House. 
Chloe, daughter of Richard Phillips. 
Ruby, daughter of Matthew Whiten. 
Mercy Freeman, daughter of Samuel Hay ford. 
Deborah, daughter of Simeon Jones. 

1763. 

1763. Abraham, son of Benjamin Howland, on account of 

his wife. 
Sarah, daughter of John Delano on account of his 

wife. 
Ezekial, son of Thomas Moore. 
Theofolous, son of Thomas Moore. 
Nathaniel, son of Nehemiah Ramsdell. 

Deborah, daughter of Ershine. 

Mary, daughter of William Cox, juu. 
John Bisbee, son of John Thompson. 
Laben, son of Japhet Allen. 
Webster, son of Webster Hayford. 
William, son of William Hayford. 
Isaah, son of Howland Beals. 
Issachar, son of Caleb Howland. 
Daniel, son of Theophalus Cushing. 
Allen, son of John Hatch. 
Lydia, daughter of Eleazer Hamlin. 
Hannah, daughter of Lemuel Bonney. 
Priscilla, daughter of Increase Robinson, jun. 

[To be continued.] 



BRITISH OFFICERS SERVING IN AMERICA, 1754-1774. 

ContributLd by Wortuinoton CuikUNCEY Fokd, Esq., of WahhinKion, D. C. 

[Concladed from page 171.] 



Name. 


Bank. 


Regiment. 


Date of Commission. 


Wallett de Barres, Jos. Fred. 


. Lieut. 


62 


23 February, 1756. 


Walsh, Conway 


Ensign 


28 


10 November, 1762 


Wnlsh, Hunt 


Lt. Col. 


28 


2 I-^bruary, 1757. 


Walsh, Ralph 


Chaplain 


28 


12 March, 1754. 


Walsh, Ralph 


Lt. Col. 


31 


25 April, 1765. 


Walter, John 


Ensign 


48 


8 March, 1759. 


Walters, William 


Captain 


45 


12 June, 1747. 


, 


Major 


60 


25 February, 1760. 




Major 


45 


9 June, 1762. 



»■ 



•vC« 



1895.] 



British Officer* serving in America. 



293 



Warborton, Hagh 


Colonel 


45 


2 June, 1745. 




Lt. Gen. 




29 January, 1758. 




Colonel 


27 


24 September, 1761. 


WarbartOD, Greorge 


Lieut. 


62 


9 January, 1756. 


WarburtODy John 


Ensign 


58 


2 January, 1 756. 




Lieut. 


58 


15 March, 1759. 




Adj* 


58 


12 December, 1759. 


Ward, Charlea 


Chaplain 


94 


24 October, 1760. 


Ward, Nicholas 


Ensign 


80 


28 December, 1757. 




Lieut. 


80 


15 June, 1761. 


Wardrobe, David 


Lieut 


95 


7 March, 1760. 


Warren, A^el 


Lieut. 


58 


30 December, 1755. 


Warner, Ebenezer 


Lieut. 


62 


18 January, 1756. 


Wastell, Henry 


Lieut. 


95 


7 March, 1760. 


Waterhouse, John 


Surgeon 


47 


23 July, 1757. 


Waterhouse, Stephen 


Lieut. 


48 


13 November, 1754. 




CapL Lt 


48 


15 June, 1760. 


Waterhouse, Stephen 


Captain 


94 


8 April, 1762. 


Waterman, Elisha 


l-« Lieut 


Bangers 


25 September, 1761. 


Waterman, Thomas 


Ensign 


1 


9 July, 1762. 




Lieut 


1 


11 Blarch, 1763. 


Waters, Lewb 


Ensign 


52 


13 February, 1762. 


Waterson, Henry 


Ensign 


1 


22 November, 1756. 




Lieut 


1 


18 September, 1760. 


Watmongb, Edmond 


Capt Lt 


Bangers 


25 September, 1761. 


Watson, Andrew 


Ensign 


62 


11 January, 1756. 


Watson, Andrew 


Lieut 


46 


21 July, 1758. 


Watson, Andrew 


Lieut 


44 




Watson, Hugh 


Ensign 


81 


29 November, 1765. 




Lieut 


31 


24 November, 1769. 


Watson, John 


Surgeon 


48 


9 September, 1758. 


Watson, John 


Ensign 


58 


27 June, 1762. 


Watson, John 


Lieut 


65 


16 August, 1768. 




Q'. M'. 


65 


27 March, 1770. 


Watson, Jonas 


Lieut. 


65 


28 February, 1766. 


Watson, ■ 


Ensign 


77 


28 June, 1762. 


Watts, William 


Lieut 


17 


2 February, 1757. 


Webb, Daniel 


Colonel 


48 


11 November, 1755. 




Maj. Gen. 




25 June, 1759. 


Webb, Daniel 


Colonel 


8 


18 December, 1766. 




Lt Gen. 




19 January, 1761. 


Webb, Henry 


Ensign 


84 


27 September, 1762, 


Webb, James 


Captain 


8 


2 November, 1755. 


Webb, James 


Adj». 


8 


27 October, 1772. 


Webb, John 


Ensign 


47 


15 April, 1759. 


Webb, Thomas 


Q'. M'. 


48 


29 October, 1754. 




Lieut 


48 


9 November, 1755. 


Webber, James 


Ensign 


58 


15 March, 1759. 




Lieut 


58 


27 June, 1762. 


Weddall, Robert 


Lieut 


26 


7 February, 1759. 




Capt Lt 


26 


31 October, 1770. 


Wedderbum, David 


Lt Col. 


22 


1 June, 1764. 


Weir, William 


Ensign 


27 


1 March, 1764. 



294 



JBritiah Officers serving in America. 



[July, 



WeisseDfels, Fred, von 


Lieut. 


62 


22 February, 1756. 


Welch, Peter 


Surgeon 
Ensign 


60 


29 April, 1767. 


Weld, Nathaniel 


85 


16 February, 1756. 




Lieut. 


85 


15 December, 1758. 


Weld, Nathaniel 


Ensign 


85 


7 April, 1760. 




Lieut. 


85 


24 July, 1762. 


Weld, Nathaniel 


Ensign 


64 


26 December, 1770. 


Welder, James 


Ensign 


60 


16 January, 1758. 


Wellington, 


!■* Lieut 


94 


12 January, 1760. 


Welsh, Piers 


Ensiirn 


29 


26 December, 1770. 


Wemys, James 


Ensign 


58 


28 January, 1758. 




Lieut 


58 




West, Hon. George 


Captain 


55 


7 November, 1755. 




Major 


55 


19 July, 1758. 


West, John 


Lieut 


22 


2 May, 1757. 


West, Milborne 


Ensign 


47 


28 November, 1756. 




Lieut 


47 


81 January, 1759. 




Q'. M'. 


47 


27 May, 1760. 


West, Patrick 


Ensign 


1 


27 April, 1756. 




Lieut 


1 


15 June, 1758. 


Weston, John 


Ensign 


15 


21 August, 1765. 


Westropp, John 


Ensign 


65 


26 January, 1768. 




Adj't 


65 


13 October, 1772. 


Wetterstrom, Gastavas 


Captain 


62 


7 January, 1756. 


Wejrms, Francis 


Ensign 


58 


29 July, 1758. 




Lieut 


58 




Wharton, John 


Lieut 


55 


9 July, 1756. 


Wharton, John 


Captain 


60 


17 September, 1760. 




Captain 


60 


19 June, 1765. 




Major 


60 


17 March, 1769. 


Wheelock, Anthony 


Captain 


27 


29 May, 1 747. 


White, Jocelyn, 


Captain 


17 


4 September, 1754. 


Whitmore, Edward 


Colonel 


22 


11 July, 1757. 


Whitmore, Thomas 


Captain 


9 


1 February, 1762. 




Major 


9 


15 May, 1767. 


Whitmore, William 


Colonel 


9 


23 October, 1758. 




Lt Gen. 




15 December, 1760. 


Whitty, Edward 


Chaplain 


85 


9 February, 1750. 


Wickham, Benjamin 


Ensign 


47 


6 December, 1760. 


Wicks, John 


Q'. M'. 


85 


27 July, 1759. 


Widdrington William 


Lieut 


35 


14 April, 1756. 


Wilcox, John 


Ensign 


27 


21 July, 1758. 


Wilcox, 


Enpign 


18 


26 February, 1772. 


Wilder, James 


Lieut 


60 


29 May, 1760. 


Wildingen, Charles de 


Lieut 


60 


23 July, 1757. 


Wileman, Nicholas 


Ensign 


40 


15 February, 1764. 


Wilkie, Francis 


Ensign 


14 


16 September, 1771. 


Wilkie, Rol>ert 


Captain 


84 


29 Auffust, 1756. 


Wilkins, John 


Captain 


55 


30 December, 1755. 


Wilkins, John 


Major 


60 


9 June, 1762. 




Major 


60 


15 August, 1764. 


Wilkins, Sir John 


Lt Col. 


18 


13 June, 1765. 


Wilkins, Thomas 


Surgeon 


85 


22 March, 1747. 



1895.] 



Britith OJieers terving in America. 



Wilkinwn, Aaron 


<t.w. 


52 


21 Febmar;, 1772. 


WilkiD«oii, Richard 


Ensign 


1 


28JnDe,1762. 


Williams, Archibald 


Captain 


53 


80 December, 1755. 


Williams, Arthur 


l-'^Mt. 


52 


20 April, 177L 


Williams, Charles 


21 


26 April, 1765. 


Williams, Charles 


Enugn 


29 


7 January, 1771. 


Williams, John 


Lienk 


60 


1 Mardi, 1756. 




Lieut. 


22 


8 March, 1757. 


Williams, Joseph 


Apothr Uate Br. 


1755. 


Williams, Joseph 


Surgeon 


80 


18 Hardi, 1758. 


Williams, Joseph 


Captain 


69 




Williams, Uaule; 


CapL Lt. 


15 


29 August, 1756. 




Captain 


1 


16 Jul;, 1758. 


Williams, Richard 


Ensign 


80 


15 June, 1761. 


Williams, Robert 


Q'. M'. 


17 


25Februflrv, 1757. 




Ensign 


17 


SO March. {758. 




Lient 


17 


15 May, 1760. 


WUliams, Samuel 


Ensign 


17 


S February, 1757. 




LienL 


17 


29 July, 1759. 


WiIliaro^ Thomas 


Ensign 


27 


2 February. 1737. 


Williams, William 


Lieut 


44 


28 June, 1755. 


Wi!ii;imson, Adam 


LienL 


22 


20 H07ember. 1757. 


Wi;ii.imson,Adam 


Captain 


40 


21 April, 1760. 


WilliamsoD, Thomas 


Ensign 


52 


8 Ma7, 1765. 




Ueut. 


52 


21Febnu«T, 1772. 


WillingtoD. Charles 


Lient. 


62 


26Jannary. 1756. 


Williiigton, Edw. Feuce 


Ensign 


26 


16 May, 1766. 


Wiiloe, Samoel 


Lieut. 


8 




Witlougbbj', John 


Ensign 


29 


SI December, 1759. 




LieuL 


29 


26 December, 177a 


Willson, Darid 


Ensign 
LkCol. 


48 


15 June. 1760. 


Wilmot, Houtagae 


45 


8 April, 1755. 




Colonel 


80 


29 March, 1762. 


Wilmot, Robert 


Captain 


I 


25 Feliruarv. 1757. 


WUmott, Robert 


En^ 


45 


29 Juue, 1755. 




LieuL 


45 


16 August, 1758. 


Wilsoo, Darid 


(y. M'. 


48 


9 March, 1757 


WilsoD, James 


Ensign 


28 


16 Dewmber 1763. 


Wilson, John 


Lieut 


60 


26 March. 1758. 


Wilsou, John 


Ensign 


28 


81 July, 1763. 


Wilson, John 


Captain 


59 


17 December, 1762. 




1" Lieut. 


94 


7 March, 1700. 


Wilson, Thomas 


Lieut. 


59 


IS February, 1762, 


Winder, William 


Chaplain 


60 


4 April. I7fi3. 


Winepress, William 


Adj't 


55 


IS March. 1756. 




LieuL 


55 


29 August, 1756. 




CapL Lu 


55 


7 September, 1761. 


Winniet, Alexander 


2* Lieut. 


40 


1 July, 1755. 




LienL 


40 


T April, 1701. 


Winter, A. T. F. 


LienL 


62 


28 Febru;.rv, 1766. 


Winter, Frederick 


Ensign 


60 


7 Ji.li-. ITGI. 


Winter, Samnel 


Ensign 


27 


SO Jo'ly, 1762. 


Winter, Thomas 


LienL 


60 


25 May, 1757. 



Sritith Officers serving in America. 



[July, 



Winthrop, B«tijamtb 


Ensign 


69 


24 April, 1764. 




Lieut 


69 


7 Seplemher, 1768. 




Lieut. 


65 


13 January, 1768. 


Wiogman, George 


Surgeon 


62 


3 February, 1756. 


Wituteen, 


Captain 


62 


31 Decemher, 1755. 


Wllyamor, Charle> 


Lieut. 


80 


29 December, 1757. 


Wlll.mei," 


Captain 


60 


3 January, 1756. 


Wllj«moB, Samuel, 


Captain 


60 


8 March, 1757. 


Wol«il»y, WillUm Nerille 


Lieut. 


47 


24 June, 1755. 


Wood, John 


Ensign 


17 


10 July, 1758. 


Wood, Thomas 


Ensign 


17 


29 July, 1760. 


Wood, William 


Ensign 


gi 


16 August, 1762. 




Lieu* 


Si 


25 February, 1767. 


Woodroffe, John 


Llent. 


69 


27 May, 1767. 


Woodward, Denoet Milton 


Ensign 


59 


27 August 1760. 




Lieut. 


59 


28 May, 1770. 


Woolcombe, Roger 


LieuL 


58 


28 August 1756. 


Worth, Edmond 


Q' M' 


15 


11 .lanuary, 1758. 




Ensign 


16 


21 December, 1758. 




Lieut 


15 


22 April, 1762. 


Worthington, G. Talhot 


Ensign 


43 


2 April, 1762. 


Wraiall, Peter 


CaptilQ 


N.Y. 


7 January, 1755. 


Wtarall, Eohert 


Lieut. 


N.Y. 


18 May, 1754. 


Wrey Kobeit 


Huor 


22 


1758. 


Wrieaherg, Daniel 


Lieut. 


60 


— July, 1761. 




Lieut. 


60 


26 December, 1770. 


Wright, Jamea 


Ensign 


9 


23 March, 1764. 


Wright, John 


Lien' 


45 


1 July, 1755. 


Wrightaon, John 


Captain 


27 


16 December, 1752. 


Wynne, Cadwallader 


Ensign 


22 


21 September, 1756. 


Wynne, Edward 


CapUin 


46 


4 September, 1754. 


Wynne, John 


Lieut 


46 


3 February, 1757. 


Wynne, Lewis 


Lieut 


18 


4 Match, 1760. 




Capt Lt 


18 


16 February, 1770. 


Wynne, Richard 


Lieut 


62 


16 January, 175C. 


Tonge, Henry 


Ensign 


8 


16 September, 1767. 


Tonge, Theophilns 


Lieut 


45 


201tarch, 1756. 


Young, George 


Surgeon 


48 


16 April, 17C2. 


Young, John 


Major 


62 


25 Deccnher. 1735. 




LtCol. 


60 


26 April, 1757. 




LtCol. 


46 


20 March, 1761. 


Young, Thomas 


Ensign 


95 


28 February, 1760. 




Lieut 


95 


22 April, 1762. 


Young, Walter 


Ensign 


65 


26 July, 1768. 




Lieut 


55 


31 January, 1761. 


Younge, William 


Suigeou. 


43 


20 August 1751. 


Yorke, William 


Captain 


69 


15 October, 1763. 


Zohell, Samuel 


Captain 


22 


6 January, 1750-1. 




Major 


77 


1 July, 1762. 


Zimmerman, 


Llent 


62 


26 February, 1756. 



■ InicrMd here, u Uia tb 



e Dunei are probably foteDded to be ipetled alike. 



1895.] Damid Ravend of JSauth Oarolina. 297 



DANIEL EAVENEL OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 

To recall the memory of departed worth is softlj pleasing, though a sad 
privilege. It is with such feelings that we make record of a beaatifbl life, 
which ended on the 4th daj of September, 1894, in Charleston, S. C; a 
life in the sixth generation of a Huguenot family, honorably identified with 
South Carolina for more than two centuries. 

It is an interesting historical incident, that not only was the first effort 
to colonize Carolina, in 1562, made by French Protestants under the truly 
great Coligny; but the eariiest English purpose of founding a colony, 
between the Cape Fear and Port Royal, grew out of the desire of French 
Protestant refugees, then in England, to make a home on — 

« Chicora's shore, where nature's band 
Profusely spreads her choicest flowers. 
Where not a rock deforms the strand. 
Its grores of palm or myrtle bowers. 

• • • • 

But every charm that nature knows 
Shines freshly here — the towering trees. 

The sea, that sparldes as it flows, 
The flowering shrubs, the murmuring bees." 

It is not generally known, but is, nevertheless, an historical ftet, that as 
early as the 10th of February, 1629, French Protestant refugees in Eng- 
land were in communication with Charles I. for planting a colony in what 
is now South Carolina, and that the patent issued to Sir Robert Heath,* as 
sole proprietor of thb extensive region, grew out of the proposals of Soubise, 
Due de Fontenay, representing French refugees in England, whose name 
is indissolubly associated with Rochelle, France, and of Antoine de Ridouet, 
Baron de Sanc^ hb secretary. 

In 1630, a colony of French Protestants actually sailed from England for 
Carolina, and, as this most interesting record shows, in the ship Mg/iower, 
Could it have been the same vessel that carried the Puritans to Plymouth 
Rock? 

How mysterious is that strange f^te which from a small dreomstanoe 
changes the largest promised results ! 

These unfortunate French colonists were forced to endure farther saoi- 
fices and disappointments. For some unexplained cause they were landed 
in Virginia, and although the owners of the vessel were made to pay £600 
damages for the miscarriage of this hopeful voyage, it was insignificant, in 
comparison with the loss of an early and promising founding, forty years in 
advance of the Ashley river settlement in the Spring of 1 670. 

If we have yielded at this length to the mention of the identity of the 
Huguenot refugees with Carolina, it is for the reason that it is a congenial 
topic, and has its proper significance and relation, as well socially, as his- 
torically; for the countrymen of Coligny have left their impress on their 
new homes everywhere in the western world, and nowhere more distinctly 
than in the land of the stately oak, festooned with grey moss, or wreathed 
with yellow jessamine, where the queenly magnolia scatters the perfome of 

• OeiMiis of Sovth Csrottaa [in pcesi], CbariestOD, a C. IM. 
VOL. XLIX. 26 



298 Daniel Uavenel of South Carolina. [July, 

its white flowers, and the evergreen palmetto sentinels the shore, typical 
of heroic deeds. 

It is too a pleasant memory, that the Huguenots were among the earliest 
settlers under Charles Second*s grant to the Plight Lords Proprietors, and 
that between 1670-80 ihey were in numbers equal to the founding of a 
church in Charlestown, and that the lot at the south-east corner of Queen 
and Church streets in that city has been occupied since 1680-81 by church 
buildings of the French Protestants. 

Amon<r those who arrived in 1685 was Rene Ravenel, who was born at 
Vitre, Bretagne, France, 26th September, 1656. In 1687 one hundred and 
eighty families arrived. These French emigrants and many others pur- 
chased lands from the numerous and powerful tribe of Santee Indians, and 
"lived in their midst with remarkable and continuous friendship, doin^ 
them no injustice or wrong." 

They cultivated the soil and their crops of rice, indigo, and ultimately 
cotton, and the production of naval stores, with which they were seemingly 
familiar, so improved their pecuniary condition that for more than two cen- 
turies this element of Carolina population bas been influential ly identified 
with the life of that community. On a handsome mural tablet, in the 
French Protestant church, Charleston, in memory of one of the early 
settlers, this quotation is prominent: 

** The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places and I have a goodly heritage." 

It was true of each and all of them. 

Rene Ravenel married Charlotte de St. Julien, demoiselle de Meslin, on 
the 24th October, 1687. She was a daughter of a French refugee. Of his 
sons, Daniel Ravenel, born in 1692, lived at Summerton plantation, in St. 
John's, Berkeley, near the present " Black Oak" P. O. His wife was 
Elizabeth Damaris de St. Julien, a native of Charlestown, whose father had 
emigrated from Vitr^. 

At the Summerton plantation, the chief burial place of the Ravenels 
remains to this day. Daniel Ravenel of " Summerton " had a son — 
"Daniel of Wantout" plantation, born 4th May, 1732. His son Daniel 
was born 11th April, 1762, died 15th August, 1807. He was the father 
of Henry Ravenel, born 10th October, 1795, who married Miss Elizabeth 
Peronneau Coffin, born 24th February, 1806, who was descended from the 
Coffin and Amory families of Massachusetts. 

Daniel Ravenel was born on the 5th September, 1834. He was edu- 
cated at the classical school of the late Christopher Cotes, an English gen- 
tleman of marked ability as a teacher, and subsequently graduated at the 
college of Charleston. He entered upon business life in the then widely 
known house of Ravenel Brothers & Co., his uncles conducting a very 
extensive business at home and abroad. 

This career was interrupted by the late war between the States. In the 
early months of the struggle he was on duty with the Washington Light 
Infantry, and subsequently served with the Marion Artillery. Of delicate 
physique, the exposed life in the ranks of an ill-supplied army soon impaired 
his health, and he was assigned to office duty in the ordnance department, 
where his business training made him most useful. He surrendered with 
General Johnston's army at Greensboro, N. C, and finally reached his 
native city, which had been shattered by shot and shell, and prostrated by 
the sacrifices of that calamitous period. Under such depressing circum- 
stances he begun, with resolute purpose, the up-building of his broken for- 



1895.] Daniel Ravenel of South Carolina. 299 

tanes. Many old established commercial houses had gone down in the 
general wreck, and new lines of business life had to be opened up under the 
most discouraging environment. Mr. Ravenel started in the insurance 
business in its several branches. His high character, popularity and intelli- 
gent aptitude soon brought him a large underwriting business, which con- 
tinued during nearly three decades. Unlooked-for losses early in his busi- 
ness career overtook him, under peculiar circumstances, and through no 
fault of his. To his honor be it recorded that he devoted many years to 
the payment of these unexpected debts. No one ever lost a cent by him. 

Mr. Ravenel's life was closely interwoven with the venerable Huguenot 
church, of which he was one of the elders, and in which his ancestors had 
worshipped through previous generations. His time and purse werb ever 
at its service. 

Though proud of his lineage, Mr. Ravenel was a lover of the soil which 
had sheltered the French exiles, and for a quarter of a century was a true 
friend and supporter of the Confederate Home. Everything that was for 
the honor or welfare of his native State found a warm place in his heart. 
He might be well pictured in the poet's eloquent lines — 

" Love thou thy land with love far brought 
From out the storied past, and used 
Within the present, but transfused 
Thro' future time by power of thought." 

In his select library could be seen every book or pamphlet relating to 
South Carolina or Huguenot hbtory that was available on either side of 
the Atlantic. All the early maps, and rare plats of Carolina, he had also 
gathered up. His tastes were all on refined lines. He was well informed 
in numismatics, that seemingly attracts so few devotees, and yet is so io- 
Btructive aud so beautiful. His collection of book-plates was certainly the 
largest in number, the most valuable in rarity, and the most captivating, in 
the South. These precious collections were not selfishly held — ** lights 
hid un<ier a bushel." Library, coins and medals, book-plates, all were open 
to their respective lovers, to make free use of them. How grateful uow, 
these pleasant memories! 

Mr. i^veuel identified himself with many useful local associations, and 
was an active Free Mason in that old fraternity. Typical of the ancient 
order, his sympathies were broad, and his active codperation could be surely 
counted on for sweet charity's sake, or for any worthy call in behalf of 
City or State. 

Mr. Ravenel became a member of the New-England Historic Genealo- 
gical Society in 1875, and remained so to death. He manifested a ntroDg 
interest in the objects of the Society, waH a donor to its collections, and 
always a reliable and ready source for any information in his possession. 

He died 4th of September, 1894, on the eve of his GOth birthday, uni- 
versally respected and mourned by a very large circle of relatives and 
friends. 

Mr. Ravenel married on the 24th January, 1866, Miss Harriet Parker of 
Columbia, S. C, who, with a son and daughter (the seventh generation), 
survive him. 

Holding no public station, living strictly a private life, it is rare that so 
much of intrinsic worth is found in a single citizen, and of him it may be 
truly said — 

** Only the actions of the Just 
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust." 

c. 



300 Notea on the English Oarfieldt. [3vly, 



MORE NOTES ON THE ENGLISH GARFIELDS. 

By W. F. W. Phillxmorb, M.A., B.C.L., London, Eng. 
(Continned ftt>in page 201.) 

Wills ai7D Administrations at Lichfield. 

JSdwarde Chrfedde of HiUmartan, Warwickshire^ 1586 : 

Administration granted 27 September, 1586, to Alice, the relict. In- 
yentorj dated 1586, made by Thomas Perkins, Thomas Smjth, William 
Sawbridge, and Richard Gumley. Amount £35 14s. Od. 

WiUiam Garfield, 1596 : 

Very few documents for the year 1596 are in existence in the Lichfield 
Probate Registry, William 6arfield*8 will being amongst the missing ones. 
From the Act book it appears to be a will proved 21 October, 1596, by 
William Garfield the executor. 

Henrie Garfetld of BiUon^* Warwickshire^ 1582 : 

Administration granted 13 October, 1582, to Margaret, the relict. In- 
ventory dated 11 November, 1581, made by Thomas Trene, Nicholas 
Trene, John Pirkins and Thomas Grene. Amount £6 16s. 4d. 

WiUiam Garfield ofp^ch of BiUon, Warwickshire, husbandman, 1584 •' 

Will not dated. To be buried in the churchyard of Biiton. To Joan 
Mawby, wife of Richard Mawby of p*ch of South Kil worth, " one great 
curchieffe w*ch was my wives '* ; William Mawby, son of the said Richard 
and Joan; Alice Awsopp and Eleanor, dau«[hter8 of William Awsop of 
Kilsby; three children of Thomas Awsop; Steven Shatswell, son of John 
Shatswell ; John William and Edward Grenehill, sons of John Grenehill ; 
Elizabeth Dickons; Eleanor Trene, daughter of Thomas Treene; Robert 
Glendall, sou of Richard Glendall ; Thomas a lee, son of Thomas a lee ; 
Henry Abbott and his children ; Thomas Garfield ; my brother, ** and ye 
two sons of the said Thomas " [no names given], six pounds now remayn- 
inge in the hands of William Harbord of Rugby; John Garfield my brother ; 
Ralph Garfield my brother, Wilmore Watts, Richard Adors, Alice Staples 
and Elizabeth Write. 

Witnesses — Edmund Gunowes, Richard Treene, Nicholas Treene, and 
Richard Shateswell — executors, Christopher Staples and Mary his wife. 
Proved 3 October, 1584. Inventory dated 29 September, 1584, and made 
by John Crosyar, Jhon Perkyns and Edmunde Staples. Amount £34 
148. Od. 

William Garfield of Clinton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire, laborer, 1618 : 

Will dated 18 April 1618 : To sister Elizabeth Catesbye and her chil- 
dren certain household stuff '* now being in the custody of one John Preest 
of Killesbye, yeoman." Cousin Thomas Garfyeld of Clifton, exor. 

* Mr. Assheton, the rector of Biiton, states that the registers there do not begin till 1655 



1895.] JSTottB on the Engli$h Oarfields. 301 

Witnesses. William Porter, William Dafferne, Bichard Ballard. 
Proved 31 July 1618. 

Jkvefdory dated 20 Maj 1618 and made bj Edward Holtam, William 
Bateman and William Cooper. Amoant £43 28. 8d. Debts owing bj 
Mary Jordaiie of Clifton, widow, William DafTeme, Richard Ballard, John 
Gkirfield of Hillmorton, Arthur Hichen of Clifton, John Battman, William 
Perkins Janr., William Palmer of Clifton, Thomas Pinchbecke of Clifton. 
I^icholas Browne of Clifton, Lawrence Atkins of Clifton, Thomas Cather- 
ins, John Hansone, Robert Bill of Gosford, Mr. Peter Howltom, William 
Shittlewood, William Woodward, William Pane, Homphrej Catherins and 
Richard Smith, gent. 

The registers of Clifton, near Rogbj, which began in 1590, record the 
following: — 

William Garffeelde of Clifton was bnried the 12th of May, 1618. 

This, Mr. Crawford (the vicar of Clifton) states, is the only Garfield 
entry which he has met with. 

Bohert Garfedd of Church Lawfordy WarmcJtshire^ hu^andman^ 1697: 

Will dated 23 September 1596. To be buried in the churchyard of 
Church Lawford. 

Etheroppe Garfield '' my sonne,'* Francis Garfield '^ my sonne,'' William 
Garfield '' my sonne,'' their legacies to be paid at 21. 

To Robert Garfield my sonne, my house in Church Lawford, Annis Grar- 
field my wife to be executrix. Witnesses ; Will Wright, Robert Archer, 
Thomas Hurst Proved 8 Oct 1597. Inveniaty dated 159G and made by 
Thomas Hurst, Robert Archer, William Barber. Amount £31 18s. 8d. 
Debts owing to Edward Wilkins, William CoUis, Robert Cox, Mr. Ga- 
ter, Brice Gamon, William Garfield, Glen of Napton, a woman called 
Katheren. 

Robert Garfield of Church Lawford^ Wcarwickihirc^ husbandman^ 1620: 

Will dated 18 May 1620. " My mother" Anne freller or Fretter ; wife 
Ursula Garfield to be executrix ; eldest son William Garfield ; son Robert 
Garfield ; son Thomas Garfield ; elder daughter Anne Garfield ; younger 
daughter Margaret Overseers; my uncle Will. Garfield and my cosen 
Nicholas Howkins.' 

Witnesses; John Shotteswell, Edward Smith, Jo Sclater. Proved 81 
May 1620. Inventory without date made by William Smith, Nicholas 
Howkins, John Shotteswell and William Garfield. Amount £49 14s. Od. 

After the preceding wills at Lichfield came to light, further inquiry 
showed that the Garfields were settled at Church Lawford in Warwickshire 
till towards the close of the last century, and by the kindness of the vicar 
of that parish, the Rev. W. M. Wood, who took considerable trouble in 
extracting them, I am able to give all the Garfield entries in the registers 
there. The Garfields are now extinct in Church Lawford. Mr. Wood, 
writing iu 1890, says : ^ I can learn no more in the parish about the family. 
The oldest inhabitant, who is 90, never even heard the name. The clerk, 
who is an old man, remembers an old saying that used to be current in the 
parish, about a man acting like Garfield Webb. The clerk did not know 
there ever had been such a person. But yon find that in the year 1810 
Garfield Webb was buried, and between 1500 and 1600 the Webbs and 
Garfields intermarried." 
YOL. XLIX. 26* 



I "\T" 'T" 



^^BT 



802 



JSTotet on the Engliah Ottrfield*. 



[July, 



Extracts tbom Church Lawfobd Rboistbrs, which bboik 1575« 

Robert Gkrfield son of Robert Garfield 
Etherop garfield son of Robert Garfield baptiaed 
Francis Uarfield son of Robert Garfield baptised 
William Garfield baptised 
Margery garfield wife of Richard Garfield buried 
Elisa Ga^eld daughter of william Garfield baptised 
Jane Garfield buried. 

Eleanor Grarfield daughter of John Grarfield bapt 
William Grarfield son of William Garfield baptised 
Jane garfield daughter of William Garfield bapt. 
Edward Chawner and Margeret garfield married 
Henry Garfield son of Thomas Garfield baptised 
Robert Garfield buried 

William Garfield A Alice Gkurfield son and daugh. 
of Robert Garfield 

Maria Garfield daughter of Wm. garfield baptised 
Henry Grarfield son of Thomas Garfield buried 
Richard Garfield buried 
William son of Thomas Grarfield baptised 
William son of Thomas Garfield buried 
Francis son of william Garfield baptised 
William son of Robert Garfield baptised 
John PhiUimon* and Jane Garfield married 
robert son of Robert Garfield baptbed 
Eliza daughter of Robert Garfield baptised 
Annis daughter of Robert Garfield baptised 
Margaret daughter of Robert Garfield baptised 
Jane wife of John Garfield buried 
Helen Garfield buried 
Robert son of Francis Garfield baptised 
Henry Garfield buried 
John Garfield and Mary Lapworth married 
Francis son of Francis Garfield baptised 
Francis son of Francis Garfield buried 
Agnes wife of francis Garfield buried 
Katherne daughter of Francis Garfield baptisdd 
Robert Grarfield the elder buried 
Moses Moor and Helen Garfield married 
Margaret daughter of Francis Garfield bapt 
Martin Brand and Mary Garfield married 
Francis Garfield & Agnes Hall married 
William Garfield & Jane Gee married 
Francis Garfield bapt. 
William son of Francis Garfield bapt. 
Ann daughter of Francis and Katherine Gurfield 

bapt. 
Margerat wief of John Garrfield buried 
William son of William Dorothy Garfield buried 
John son of William & Agnes Garfield bapt. 

*Mf. Wood ititeSy in reply to ^sdat inqnify, that this name is Phillimon and nol 
PhiUlmore. 



1577 


April 


20 


1580 


Oct. 


18 


1585 


April 


21 


1588 


August 


^18 


1588 


June 


22 


1591 


Jan. 


22 


1591 


Oct. 


14 


1592 


Oct. 


29 


1598 


March 


6 


1594 


Aug. 


12 


1595 


May 


19 


1596 


Jan. 


9 


1596 


Sept 


25 


1596 


Oct. 


5 


1597 


July 


24 


1598 


March 


8 


1598 


July 


28 


1599 


Aug. 


12 


1599 


Aug. 


23 


1600 


April 


6 


1601 


July 


26 


1602 


May 


17 


1608 


April 


3 


1608 


Dec. 


11 


1605 


April 


17 


1608 


Oct 


2 


1610 


April 


14 


1611 


Nov. 


28 


1615 


Oct 


22 


1615 


May 


27 


1615 


June 


23 


1618 


May 


24 


1618 


Aug. 


4 


1619 


Dec. 


10 


1620 


Feb. 


4 


1620 


May 


23 


1621 


Aug. 


1 


1622 


Dec 


24 


1623 


April 


21 


1628 


Nov. 


17 


1624 


Nov. 


25 


1625 


May 


29 


1625 


Nov. 


27 


1626 


Nov. 


5 


1626 


March 


16 


1627 


Apl. 


26 


1628 


Dec 


23 



1895.] 



Ifotes on ike English GarfiMs. 



303 



1628 
1629 

1630 
1631 
1633 
1634 
1635 
1636 
1637 
1662 

1667 
1670 
1673 
1681 
1681 
1681 
1683 
1683 
1684 
1681 
1688 
1691 
1714 
1723 
1723 
1747 
1750 
1754 
1766 
1810 



Jan. 
Jan. 

April 

Nov. 

Jan. 

March 

April 

Oct 

March 

July 

June 
Jan. 
Maj 
Maj 



11 
24 



John son of 



Garfield baried 



12 
9 

16 

5 

28 

4 
10 
25 

8 



April 24 
AaguBt 16 
Sept. 30 



Dec 

Jan. 

July 

Nov. 

Jan. 



27 
14 

4 
18 

5 



March 29 
Sept 26 



Dec 

April 

Jan. 

Feb. 

Oct 

Nov. 



1 

8 

23 

16 

19 

2 



Eliza daughter of Francis and Katherine Grarfield 

bapt 
William Siminds A ann Grarfield married 
Greorge Cotton A Elizabeth Garfield married 
John son of Frauds A Katherine Garfield bapt 
Etherop Garfield buried 
John Garfield buried 
William son of Margaret Garfield bapt 
Dorothy wife of William Garfield buried 
Chris. Uiggingbottoom A Frances Garfield both of 

this parieh married 
Alice daughter of Robert Grarfield buried 
Elizabeth daughter of John A Eliza Garfield bapt 
Amy daughter of John & Eliza Garfield baptised 
Alice daughter of Francis & mary Garfield baptised 
Alice wife of Robert Grarfield buried 
Robert Garfield buried 

Mary daughter of Francis & mary Garfield baptised 
Thomas Segeley & Sarah Garfield married 
Mary daughter of Francis Grarfield buried 
Elizabeth daughter of Francis & Mary Garfield bapt 
Robert son of Francis & mary Garfield baptised 
William son of Francis & mary Garfield 
William son of Francis & mary Grarfield 
John Garfield buried 
Francis Garfield died 
William Garfield buried 
Elizabeth Garfield buried 
Mary Grarfield aged 93 buried 
Robert Garfield buried 
Garfield Webb buried 



It may be well also to place on record here these additional parish reg^ 
ter memoranda : — 

In Heyford register we find : 

1585 June 29 Nicolas Garfield A Elizabeth Plackett, mar. 

Eaxi Haddim register supplies : 

1655 Elizabeth Gaffeile, dan. of Wm. Garfeile, bom 12 Jan. & bap. 
1655 July 30 William Garfield buried 

In Flore register, the next village to Heyford, is : 

1659 William Garfield, an old man, was bnryed the 27th of November. 

From the Fourth Report of the Royal Commisrion on Historical Mann- 
scripts, 1874, p. 34, House of Lords Manuscripts, we extract the following: 

1640. Dec 22. PetiUon of WiOiam Garfidd and Euseby Woolfo, 
churchwardens of Upton, in the County of Northampton. Dr. Samuel 
Clarke, parson of St. Peter^s, Northampton, sent one Pidgeon to Upton to 
cut the table, place it altarwise in the chancel, and nm it in, and then 
directed them to pay Pidgeon for his trouble, which they declining to do 
have suffered excommunication and loss. Pray that Dr. Clarke may be 
called upon to answer, and directed to restore the table to its ori^aal 
position. 



304 Essex Family of Hay ties. [Jidy> 

1640. Dec. 22. Draft order that Dr. Clarke shall make a Dew table for 
the chapel of Upton at hit own cost, and pay the Petitioner's charges, or 
else appear to show cause to the contrary. 

In the eighteenth century some Garfields were connected with Gloucester- 
shire.* The feet of fines of 14 George II., 1740, give a final concord re- 
lating to a messuage in Chipping Camden, in which William Scott was 
plaintiff and John Garfield and his wife Eleanor deforciants. And in 1712 
administration to the goods of Henry Garfield, late of Dorsington, was com- 
mitted by the Gloucester Probate Court to Elizabeth Garfield, his relict. 

[To b« eontlnaed.] 



MATERIAL RELATING TO THE ESSEX FAMILY OF 

HAYNES. 

[Comraunicated by A. M. Haiwbs, Esq., of Galena, III.] 

I. 

A Full Copy of the Original Will of Hezekiah Hdynesf late of Copfordf 
Essex Bated 20 July 1693 Proved 1 Septr 1693 

''In the name of God Amen I Hezekiah Haynes late of Copford and now 
of Coxall in the County of Essex Esq^ being in health and P'fect Memory 
blessed be God doe make this my last Will and Testament this twentieth 
day of July in the yeare of our Lorde God One thousand Six hundred Ninety 
three. Imps I humbly comitt my Soule to God hopeing in his free mercy 
& the all sulTicient Merits of Jesus Christ my only Redeem*^ for the 
Salvation thereof I desire my body may be privately interred & that there 
be not expended for my funerall above twenty Pounds. Item as for the 
temporall Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to blesse me besides what 
is settled upon my deare Wyfe fore her Jointure «fe upon my children I dis- 
pose thereof as folio weth : 

As for my Coppehold Estate lying by Grove hill and belonging to the 
Maunor of liourchers hall wherein Jeffery Hill did formerly dwell I give 
unto my grandchild Hezekiah Haynes, Second Sou of my eldest Son John 
Haynes deceased & to his heires forever uppon condition nevertheless that 
either he, his Mother or Guardian, or the ffeofiees in trust for him doe pay 
or cause to be payd to my sou James Haynes within Six Months after my 
decease One hundred Pounds of good and lawfull money of England. But 
in case my son James dye before the said Six Months after my decease 
then my will is that he the said Hezekiah Haynes, his mother, Guardian 
or ffeoffees in trust shall pay or cause to be paid to my son Thomas, Citizen 
of London, or to his Exor's or assignes the sum of Fifty Pounds only within 
Six Months after my decease and deliver up to him the said Thomas Haynes 
his heirs or assignes the bond of Sixty Pounds wherein the said James 

• The Oloiiccster marriajce allegations record a license to John Garfield of Preston (query 
near Cirencester) and Sarah Jones. It was dated 7 Jantiarj» 1 7 10. 

t M%)or General Hexekiah Haynes; born 1619; died 1603; boried at Copford Hall 
1683, •^ 74* 



1895.] F$9ex Family o/BapM. 30ft 

Haynet stood boand to m j eldest son John Haynes deoeesed aforasnd w^ 
shalle in full satisfaction for the hundred Pounds aforesaid. And I derire 
mj loveing Wyfe Ann Haynes to surrender her interest therein (the said 
Coppihold being taking np for her lyfe as well as my owne) to the said 
Hezekiah Haynes aforesaid according to this my will. 

Item — 1 give five Pounds to the Poore of Copford to be disposed of at 
the discretion of my executrix both for time and manner where I desier to 
to be buried, — In regard I finde soe many of my relations buried there. 
Item — I give to my son James One hundred and Fifty Pounds the w*^ with 
the hundred Pounds above considering hb expenses i charges of his edo* 
cation & Monies that he hath had otherwise w^ I think not fitt here td 
mention will make up his Portion equal I to his brothers Hezekiah & Thomas. 
As to the securing to Robt Simpson of Bervers five Pounds a year as long 
as he lives & for the payment of one hundred Pounds to the children of the 
said Robert I have desired Mr Buxton A Mr Jacob Cox both of Cozall to 
surrender the Coppihold meadow of Wiston Mill w^ was in their hands in 
trust being aboute foure acres into the hands of John Aldam the Elder of 
ffoxhearth w^ they have done in imst for the payment of Seventy Pounds 
to the Children of the said Robert Simpson and thirty Pounds more owing 
me by the said John Aldam of ffoxhearth w^ I assigne to make up the 
said Hundred Pounds. Item — I give unto my deare and loving Wyfe Ann 
Haynes (who I do hereby appoint my Sole Executrix of this my last Will 
and Testament renouncing all form' Wills whatsoever) all my Personal 
Estate whatsoever to enable her to discharge my debts legacies and funeral 
Charges in assured confidence if right remaines she will give amongst my 
children and grandchildren as she shall find them carry it dutifully towards 
her. In Witness Whereto I have sett my hand and Scale in the p'sence 
of the Witnesses hereunto subscribed the day and yeare above written. 

Hb. Hatnes: ^'-^^x 

M^ the above written last Will and testament consisting only of one 
Sheet of Paper was signed sealed Published and declared by Hezekiah 
Haynes the Testator therein named in o' Psence & afterward the same 
Will was Witnessed to in the Pre'nce of the testator by us. 

JOBN LlTSRlOB 
JOSOFH CaITT 
NlTTIHILLS 

[The original will is written on one sheet of large paper. The seal of wax to 
not easily descrihable, being indlaUnet. Proved by Joseph OoUifer for the 
executrix. ▲. M. ■•] 

NoTB TO Gen. Hkzmxiah HATifxe's Wilu 

Hezekiah Haynes, a colonel in the British army, 1658, promoted by CnmwA 
to a Major-General, and appointed Military Governor of the eastern oountlea^ 
1655 (see Thurloe*s State Papers for his letters) . Was M. P. from Lexden Hun- 
dred Essex, A.D. l<>50-7-8, and one of CromwelPs council. 

At the restoration of Charles II., 1659, Gen. Haynes was reduced and iBprto* 
oned in the Tower of London, from which he was finally released the 16th 
April, 1662, by giving bond for £5,000 and two sureties. He was a Presbyterian 
Elder for the Parish of Birch (magna), and under the "Act of Declaration of 
Indalgence** of April 9, 1679, his honse at Copford was licensed as a place of 
holding meetings of thoae of the <" Presbyterlaa Wi^,* and Ber. John Aiger 



306 Sasex Family of Haynes. [ July, 



licensed to be a Presbyterian teacher at Hezeklah Haynes's house at Copford 
HalL 

He was buried at Copford Hall, agreeable to a request in this will. He visited 
the family at Hartford, Conn., darlog his father's lifetime (see his letters in 
Bbgistbr, Vol. xxlv., p. 7S5, A.D. 1675-77]. 

A portrait of the general, said to be the work of Sir Oodfrey Kneller, has 
been handed down in the Wyllys family, In Hartford, for over 200 years. He 
Is represented in armor. 

The last member of the Wyllys family possessing it was the wife of Mr. 
Asher Adams (she was a Wyllys) of Roxbnry, Mass. About 1868 it became the 
property of Mr. Nicholas Brown of E. Greenwich, R. I. Upon his death It 
passed to his son, the late John Carter Brown, Esq., of Providence, R. I., who 
kindly permitted me to have it photographed in 1884. a. m. h. 

II. 

WiU of John ffaynes of Oop/ord HaU JEuex (son of Gen! Hezekiah Haines) 
Dated 5 Sepf 1691 Proved S Nov 1692 (Died 2S July 1692) by 
Mary Haynes relict, 

''Id the name of God Amen. I John Haines of Copford Hall in the 
County of Essex Esq"." 

Imprimis — I give and devise unto Mary my deare and loving wife (over 
and above the settlement of Copford Hall and the lands thereto belonging 
and over and above the ffermo already settled upon her) all those lands 
and grounds with tlie appurts. of abont the yearly value of £8 which I 
lately Purchased and laide the same to the said Hill feme and are now or 
late in the occupation of Edward Harman or his assigns for and during the 
term of the natural! life of the said Mary my Wife and from and after her 
decease I give and devise the said purchased lands with the appurts. unto my 
eldest son John Haynes and to the heires Males of his body lawfully to be 
begotten and for want of such issue I give the said land to my youngest son 
Hezekiah Haynes (died 15 Nov 1763 & was the last son of the name) and 
to the heires males of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of 
such issue then to the heires of the body of my said sonn Hezekiah Haynes 
lawfully to be begotton. By settlement aforesaid have assured the said 
farm called Newers also Pages also the Hill farm with the appurts in Cop- 
ford, Much Birch, Little Birch & Stannaway, Co: Essex, to Son John 
Haynes after the decease of my said wife & to his heirs & in default to 
Hezekiah Haynes & his heirs & in default I give same Hill farm & appurts 
to '* my loving sister Ann Cox [through her the Harrisons obtained Copford 
Hall which they now possess. Her daughter married Rev. John Har- 
rison." — A. M. H.j the now wife of John Cox Esq & to her heirs & assigns 
for ever. 

My Mannor of ffox hearth also ffox yeard Hall ** its rights & appurts. in 
Co. Essex with ffox hearth Mill *' and the advowson and right of Patronage 
of the Church of ffox hearth aforesaid with the Wood called How wood 
containing 30 acres in ffox hearth also ffox yeard, Borely Lyston, Sudbury, 
Great Belchamp, Bulwer & Pantlow, together with the Mennege called 
Palmers with the appurts in the tenure of Widow Haman or her assigns in 
Copford, Great Birch, Little Birch & Layer Marney, Co: Essex, to said 
son John Haynes & to his heirs lawfully begotten, charged however with 
the payment of £500 to my said son Hezekiah Haynes at the age of 21. 

And after the decease of my ffather Gen'l Hezekiah Haynes Esq and 
Anne his Wife my Mother or the survivor of them, when the said promises 
•hall fiiU into the possession of the said John Haynes, he the said John 



1895.] Essex Family of Haynes. 307 

shall pay to the said Hezekiah mj son until he reaches the age of 21, the 
sum of £30 yearlj for his Maintenance. 

And also power is given to said Hezekiah to enter into possession should 
the £500 & £30 be in arrears and unpaid. For want of issae of the said 
John Hajnes, I give the said Manor of ffoxhearte &c. with Palmers & ap- 
purts to son Hezekiah & his heirs & in default to *' my loving brother 
Thomas Haynes Esq. for his life & after his death then to his first son & 
heirs; in default to each other son & heirs, according to age successively to 
the fifty son, and in default then to the said Sister Ann Cox & her heirs 
&c. for her own Proper use forever." 

All that Messuage or tenement farm&c called Grove Hall with the lands 
& appurts situate lying and being in Soles hart Ruts or near thereunto in 
the said County cf Essex with the lease thereof &c to my said Wife Mary 
for her life, and after her decease then to my son John Haynes for his life 
& to his heirs &c and in default to my son Hezekiah his heirs & assigns. 

To said Wife all her jewels, the pictures &c as also '*all the furniture in 
the Chamber at Copford Hall " Residue to said son John Haynes. 

Overseers: " John Eldred Esq. my loving uncle " & "John Cox Esq. my 
loving brother in law" and to each £10. Wife to have the Guardianship 
of 2 sons until they are 21 and if she die before they reach that age, then 
"my loving Mother in Law Elizabeth Bowers" to have the charge of 
them. John Hatnes. 

Witnesses He: Haynes 

Thomas Cox 

Charles Crane 

Thomas Bridge 

Note to John Hatnbs*s Will. 

Hezekiah Haynes* grandson of Gen. Hezekiah Haynes, and heir of his father 
John, died IGth Nov., 1763, 5.p., aged 80 years. He was theUst owner of Cop- 
ford Hall bearing the name of Haynes. At his death the manor passed to the 
Harrison family, now represented by Thos. Haynes Harrison, who inherited 
the estate from his uncle — Fiske Goodere Fiskc Harrison — in 1872. 

Monuments to his memory are to be seen in Copford church. a. m. h. 

ui. 

Copy of the last Will of John Hayne$y of Sicmway, County JSssex, ClerL 

I, John Haynes Rector of ye parish of Stanway in the County of Essex, 
being of pfect memory do make this my last will and testament in manner 
and forme following Imprs I give and bequeath my soul into the hand of 
my faithfull Creator firmly hoping to obtaine Eternall life through the 
alone meritts and satisfaccon of my blessed Redeemer the Lord Jesus 
Christ As for my body I committ that to the ground to be decently 
buried in a sure hope of the. Resurrection thereof and for my temporall 
estate wherewith it hath pleased God to blesse me I give after this manner 
Item I give unto my deare and loving wife Hannah Haynes all my Library 
of Books with all my goods and chattclls whatsoever mony Bonds Bills 
Debts for by the with all my living stock and Instruments of Husbandry 
Item I nominate and appoint my said loving wife Hannah Haynes the sole 
Executrix of this my last will and testamn^ requesting and humbly appoint- 
ing my hon^ cousins John Eldred of Olivers Esq' and John Eldred of 
Earls Colne Esq' and Hezekiah Haynes of Copford Esq to be Assistants 
to my Executrix and supervisors of this my last will and testament w^so- 



808 Sbhx Family o/Haynes. [Jufyi 

6T6r I declare this to be my last will and testameot Id witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand & seale this twenty fourth day of Septemb' in 
the two and twentieth yeiur of the reigne of o' Sovereigne Lord Kinge 
Charles the second by y^ grace A in the year of o' Lord 1670 John Haynes 
I own this as my act and deed (the word Sovereigne being first interlined) 
in the p'sence of me Thomas Loveddy. 

Probatum fuit hoc testum apnd colceste vicesimo scdo die mensis Novembr 
Anno DSi 1670 Cor Robto Thompson L L Bacc Sur &c juramt^ Hannae 
Haynes vid £x^ in die testo noiat Cui SiC de bene SiC jurat &c Solve &c. 

Fish, 448. 

The above will is faithfully extracted out of the records of the Commis- 
sary Court of Essex & Herts (Chelmsford Registry), 3 Aug., 1894. 

NoTK. — ^Thls John Haynes was eldest son of Gov. John Haynes by his second 
wife Mabel Harlakenden (bom at Hartford, Conn.). He graduated at Harvard, 
in the same class with Increase Mather. He went to England, where he became 
vicar of Stanaway, near Copford Hall, in Essex, where he died. a. m. h. 

IV. 
Family of Emanml Haynes, Bro. of Gov. John Haynes of New England. 
From the Visitation of Herts, 1699, College of Arms, Charles Haynes. 

Emanuel Haynes=Winifried, dan. 



of Much Hadham, 
CO. Herts. Entered 
Gray's Inn, 7 Feb. 
1619-20. Ob. 1658. 



of Sir Charles 
Chlbome, of 
Messing, co. 
Essex. 



of Much Hadam, »t. 28 in 1664, 
Gent. Marrls^e license 19 Nov. 
1666 (ob. 25) Clerk of Exchequer 
of pleas offlce. Sign document in 
1689. See mss. House of Lords. 



Charles Hayne6««Jane, dan. & co-heir of 



Edward Serenthorpe of 
Lambeth. Spinster at 
her marriage at 28. 



Charles, son & heir. 

NoTB.— The will of John Haynes of Coddicot, Herts., father of Gov. John 
and Emanuel Haynes, is printed in Register for 1870, Vol. 24, p. 422. I have 
failed to trace Gov. Haynes's line back of his father John Haynes, who died in 
1605. 



Jntcription on a Monument in CoggeehaU Cfhureh, Essex, England, 

On the north wall of the sacrarium is a marble tablet which records 
quite a family history : 

''Here lies (near the remains of his ancestors) the body Mr. William 
Boys, Gent, oldest son of the Rev. W. James Boys, late vicar of the 
parish. He married Hester, the youngest daughter of John Cox Esq, and 
Ann, his wife, who was the daughter of Major General Haynes, of Copford 
Hall, in this county. John Cox was of Emmanuel College, in Cambridge 
& of Gray's Inn London, Barrister-at-law, and (late) of Mount Hall, in 
this parish. 

''A gentleman justly esteemed & respected as an eminent & able coan- 
cdlor an honest & upright man and a good Christian. 



1895.] E99ex Family of Hayne9. 309 

" Hester, wife of the said Mr. William Boys, departed life May 30tli, 
1742, aged 53 yrs., & was baried in this church, where by his own desire 
his remains are also interred after a long life spent in piety and good works; 
hi6 great care & study in particular was to instruct the poor and ignorant 
in the knowledge of their Christian duty. 

^' Witness the many good books he dispersed for that purpose. 

** Witness that charitable donation to the parish of G^ Bardfield, to per- 
petuate the same pious design to the end of the world. Thus lived this 
good man, & thus he died, July 25th 1768, aged 83 yrs. 

^ *• Beatus servus ille quern quam 

'* < Yenerit Dominus ejus invenerit ita 

" * facientem.' 

" The Revd. W. John Harrison nephew & executor of the deceased, to 
testify his respect to his memory, caused this monument to be erected." 

The Boys' family arms were a winged griffin rampant passant within a 
bordure. 

VI. 

Grave of Governor John Hayne$ of Bartfordy Conn. 

Inscription from his gravestone in the Old Parish Burying-ground (1895): 

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF Y« | HONOVRABLE JOHN 
HAYNES I ESQ"^ FIRST GOVERNOUR OF | ye COLONY OF 
CONNECTICUTT | IN NEWE ENGLAND WHO DYED | 
MARCH ye 1 ANNO DOM 165|. | 

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF | ye REVEREND M' JOSEPH 
HAYNES I MINISTER OF THE FIRST CHVRCH | IN HART- 
FORD WHO DECEASED | ON THE 24 OF MAY ANNO | DOM 
1679 I AGED 38 YEARS. 

AND OF M" SARAH | HAYNES RELICT OF M' IOSEP«» | 
HAYNES WHO DECEASED | NOVEMBER THE 15 ANNO 
DOM I 1705 IN THE 67 YEAR OF | HER AGE. 

vn. 

TaUett in Copford Churchy EsseXy England, 

*' In a vault near this place lies the body of Hezekiah Haynes Esq. late 
Lord of this manor and a great benefactor to thb church & Parish — a gen- 
tleman whose excellent capacity improved by a liberal education was dis- 
played in the virtues of a good life and made him universally esteemed and 
his death regretted. Faithful to his God A Friend to mankind Just, 
generous compassionate — He passed through thb mortal state with a con- 
stant cheerfuhiess and serenity of mind, and with a quiet conscience resigned 
his soul into his Maker's hands on Nov. 15th, 1763 in the 80 year of his 
age." 

vm. 

Remarkably handsome and costly marhle tableL 

" Underneath lyes the body of Mrs Catherine Haynes, the loving A 
much beloved wife of Hezekiah Haynes Esq., lord of this manor She dyed 
1st. March 1747 aged 57. She was daughter of Owen Wynne Esq. Doctor 

VOL. XLIX. 27 



310 Say^nvoi Branch of the Jones Family. {3xijj 

of Lawi. She was first married to Mr. Wm. Miles of Westminster bj 
whom she had do issae, and by her late Hosband had only one daughter 
Adriana Grace who dyed 6 weeks old. Whose person and nnderstaDding 
rendered her agreeable to all her acquaintance and whose well known Tir- 
tnes need no Remembrances and nnder whose happy inflnence Domestids 
were conducted with the greatest prudence and economy.** 



The Haynes family was rery ancient at Mnch EUidham. We find there, as 
early as 1523, four persons by the name of John Haynes, one of whom is styled 
"John Haynes at Mill." 

** Hayoes at Mill ** is mentioned lo the will of John Haynes at Coddicot. 

The baptisms of seven of the sisters of Gov. John in the order named in this 
will are recorded in the parish register of EUuldam, and also the borial of John 
Haynes of Coddicot, the testator 1605-6. 

Got. John Haynes was 11 years, 11 months and 21 days of age, 22d April, 
1606 (4 James I.)» Clianny Inquisitions Post Mortem, Pub. Record office, Lon- 
don, 1877. A. M. H. 



ON THE SAYBROOK BRANCH OF THE FAMH^Y OF 
DEPUTY GOVERNOR WILLIAM JONES OF 

NEW HAVEN, CONN. 

By Edwin A. Hill, Esq., of New Haren, Ct. 

When the Strong Genealogy was published some years since, the 
statement was made on page 161 that Isaac Jones of New Haven 
(son of Deputy Governor William) , by wife Deborah Clark, had a 
son Isaac bom 1698 at New Haven, who resided at North Bolton, 
Conn., and died in 1782, and who was the father of Joel, bom 
1721, and, through him, the ancestor of the Hon. Anson Jones, 
ez-prcsident of the Republic of Texas, etc., etc. 

This statement is incorrect. Isaac, the grandson of the Deputy 
Govemor, was bom Dec. 23, 1702, lived in Saybrook, and died 
there Aug. 3, 1759, and was one of the ancestors of the Saybrook 
family; the other being his brother James Jones, born May 16, 
1709, who died in Saybrook in May, 1768. 

There was another Jones family in Saybrook, descended from 
Thomas Jones of Guilford, 1639, who returned to England about 
1654. Of his four children, (1) Sarah married John Pratt of 
Saybrook, June 8, 1665 ; (2) Samuel moved to Saybrook and 
married Mary Bushnell (who was undoubtedly one of the daughters 
of Deacon Francis Bushnell), where he had issue and perpetuated 
the name ; (3) Nathaniel died at Branford in 1668, and (4) Thomas 
died January, 1651. I have never found proof of any relationship 
between Thomas of Guilford and Deputy Gov. William of New 
Haven, though such relationship is not impossible. Mrs. Amelia 
D. Stearns, of West Newton St., Boston, has for some time been 
collecting information concerning the descendants of Thomas Jones of 
Guilford, and has a fine collection of records pertaining to that 
family. 



1895.] Saybrook Branch of the Jones Family. 311 

The statement in the Strong Genealogy was criticized in The 
New York Biographical and Genealogical Secord (vol. iv., page 
40) in the following language : — 

'* Mr. Alljn S. Kellogg of YerDon, Conn., has called my attention lately 
to the fact, which we discussed in 1861, that Isaac Jones of North Bolton, 
Ct, was not a descendant of Depty. Gov. William Jones. Mr. Savage 
shows (Gen. Diet. 11,561) that Isaac Jones, son of Isaac of New Haven, 
was born Dec. 23, 1702, and the Rev. Isaac Joses of Litchfield, Conn., 
himself a member of the New Haven family, wh