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Volume LIII. 






Volume LIII. 






18 Samer§et Street, Boston. 

^vblUilns Committee. 





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Abatnett of EnclUh Wills. i» 

AdABU, Q««7* «7 

Adams Pedigrre, 214 

AllMiBr Mid New York Fsmllles, 118 

AllTD— Cbildr«n of Jedediah and Elizabeth, 

Note, VJ7 
A»es. Q«ery, 190 
ABoestry of the Hoar Family in America, The, 

tt, 18e,28» 
Aneestry of Hon. Lyman J. Gagr, 201 
Ancient Barlal-Groands of Long Island, N. T., 

74, 160, 325, 412 
Ashmnn, Query, 190 
Axtell Family, The, Note, 390 
Axtell in America, The, 227 
Antograplis, see lUostrations. 

BaOey. Qnery, 3M 
Barker fedigree. HM 
Barrett Family Record, 400 
Bass. Qnery, 128 
Batt and Baycs, Reply, 130 
Baacter, Francis, Qaery, 390 
Blopaphical Sketches (see also Necrology)— 
Bradbary, Sarah Ann, 271 
DaTis, William Proad, 272 
Erans, IsabeUa l>odd. 384 
Hill, Susan Benedict, 272 
Kelby. William, 190 
Maynard, John W., 151 
Morris, Jonathan Flynt, 384 
Plnnser, Mary E., 407 
Trowbridge, Thomas Rntherford, 191 
Warv, Emma Forbe«, 192 
BkMd, Capt. Edmond of Albany, N. T., 322 
BIynman Party, The, 234 
Bolton, Conn., Records of the Rer. Thomas 

White, First Pastor of the Church In, 447 
Book Notices— r45« 

Adtfdoorian's Dying and Behold we Live, 
Adams** Historians and Historical Socie- 
ties. 306 
Akerly's The TothlU Family of Tharston, 
Norfolk Co., Eng., and Sonthold, Suffolk 
Co., N. T., 1960-1767, 143 
Aleacander's The Alexanders of If nine, 26( 
Allen's Descendants of John Falrman of 

Enleld, Conn.. 1063-18litf, 143 
American Biography, National Cyeloposdla 

of, 132 
Ames's A Bit of Ames Genealogy, 143 
Andrews's The Gardner Family of Hachlas 

and VldnUy. 266 
AnnlTersary of the Second Congregational 
Chnreh in Plymouth (Hanomet). Mass., 
Annnal Register of the Colonial Dames of 

the State of New York, 1803-1806, HI 
Appletoo's The FansUy of Armstead of Vir- 
ginia, 373 
Amola's Vital Records of Rhode Island, 

VoL X.. Town and Church, 131 
Axtall'sThe AxteU Family In America, 374 
.Bacon's Fourth Biographical Record of the 
Claaa of Fifty-Eli^ T ala Umrertt^y, 366 

Book Noti< 

Balch's The Brooke Family of Whitehnrcfa, 
Hampshire, Eng., XTZ 

Barnard's Robert Barnard of AndoTcr, 
Mass., and his Descendanu, 374 

Batchellor's Historical and Biographical 
Notes on the Military Annals of New 
Hampshire, 3«9 

Bates's Soldiers who serred In the Rero- 
lutlon from the Town of Bralntree, 368 

Bates's The Ancient Iron Works of Brain- 
tree, Mass . 366 

Bates's The Early Schools of Bralntree, 308 

Bent's The Fenno Family. 143 

Bent's The First Comee. 205 

Best's John Keep of Longmeadow. Masi^ 
1000-1670, and his Descendanu. 374 

Bingham's Bingham Family in the United 
SUtes, 490 

Biographical Reriew, Vol. XXX.— Worceo- 
ter Co. Sketches, 300 

Blake's Chronldet of New Haren Green, 
from 1638-le62, 136 

BUke's Dorchester Neck (now South Boo- 
ton), 372 

Blake's Increase Blake of Boston, His An- 
cestors and Descendants, with a Full 
Account of William Blake of Dorches- 
ter aod His Fire Children, 140 

Blake *s The EnglUb Home of Mr. Timothy 
Dalton, B.A., Teacher of the Church of 
Je*us Ctirlst in Uampion, N. H., from 
1030-1661. 142 

Bolton's History of the Stanwood Family 
In America, 373 

Brigham's Third American Tyler Family 
Reunion, 269 [140 

Brown's Ancestral Blanks or Record Books, 

Brown's John Hancock; His Book, 136 

Brown's The Hbtory of Our Earliest His- 
tory, 200 

Carpenter's A Genealogical History of the 
Rehobotb Branch of the Carpenter Fnm- 
ily In America, 142 

Case's Brief Account of the Life of John 
Casse at Maspeth Kills, L. I., Windsor 
and Simsbury, Conn., 143 

Chamberiayne's The Vestry Book and Reg^ 
ister of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720- 
1780. 137 

Collections of the So. Carolina Historical 
Society, 134 

Colonial Dames In Rhode Island— Second 
Record Book, 262 

Connectlcot Historical Society, Collections 
of the, 360 

Connel ley's The ProTlsional GoTemment 
of Nebracka Territory, and the Journals 
of Wm. Walker, Prorisional GoTcmor, 

Contemporary American Biography, 454 

ContribuUons to the Old Reaidents' Hla- 
torical AssodaUoD, Vol. VI., Nos. 1 and 2, 


Index of Subjects^ 

Book Notioefl— 

Coolldge's Chart of the Descendants of 

Joseph Coolidge, 460 
Corey's History of Maiden, Mass., 1633- 

1785. 133 
Cox's Cox GenealocT, 143 
Crisp's List of Parigh Registers and Other 

Genealogical Works, 137 
Dale'R Kent Family, 265 
Daughters of the American Revolntion, 
^ Chicago Chapter, 1808-1899, 141 

Davis's Currency Discussion in Maflsacha* 

setts in the Eighteenth Century, 370 
Davis's The Massachusetts Bay Currency, 

1690-1750, 257 
Davis's The Old Records of the Town of 

Fitchbnrg, Mass., 1764-1789, Vol. I.. 141 
Deacon's The Descent of the Family of 

Deacon of El^towe and London and 

Sketches of Allied Families, 142 
Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield, the 

Puritan, 469 
Oimock^s Births, Baptisms, Marriages and 

Deaths, in Mansfield, Conn., 1703-1860,260 
a>orr's Dorr, Dalton, Odin, Wak«r and 

Other Alied New England FamUies, 264 
tDmmmond's John Rogers of Marshfleld 

and Sone of his Beseandants, 142 
jDnunmond's The John Rogers Families 

in Plymouth And Vicinity. Seoond Edi- 

Uon, 142 
Onunmond's The Rowers Flamily of George- 

town|Me.l, Mo. Jll, 374 
DanbarDanntr's The Family of Cambray 

of Great Rissington4Uid Xootnb, Glouces- 
tershire, £ng., 291 
Sames*i Karly New England Catechisms, 

Sarly Reoords of the Ttmm of Providence, 

The, 363 
Baaton*B Deaeendants of Joseph £aston 

of Hartford, Conn.. 1636^1899, 459 
•Baton's Families of Ji«lon-6tttherland, Lay- 

ton-HlU, 374 
Cdwards's The '96 Campaign of the 6th 

MflMsachntetto U. 6. V., 468 
Xffleston's Life of John Paterson, Mi^or 

General in the Revolutionary Army, 137 
'Emerson's The English Emersons, 373 
JBssex Institute Historical CoUeotions, The, 

Exeter, New Hampshire, The First Church 

in, 1688-1888, 1698-1898, 257 
Extracts from the Note-Book Of the Rev. 

John Fiske, 1047-1676, 141 
First Paridh In Dorchester, Mass., Dedica- 
tion cf the Sixth Meeting House, 135 
First Wife of Gov. Willys, ot Conn., and 

her Family, 378 
Fisher's Fisher Genealogy— Descendants of 

Joriiaa, Anthony and Cornelius Fisher 

of Dedham, Mass., 459 
Flanders's The Lives and Times of ihe 

■Chief Justices ot the dnpreme Court of 

the United SUtes, 372 
Ford's Story of the Fifteenth Kefflment M. 

V. I. 186U1864, 261 
Vroe Public Librarv CoBmission of Massa. 

chusetts, Ninth Report of, 367 
•Oag^s The N»w l<!:ngland Ancestry of 

Lyman J. Gage, .373 
«Oenealogical ASvertiser,Tbe, If aroh, June, 

1899 370 
•Oenealogloal Magaain^, The. 266 
^Genealogical Notes of theFamilies of Daniel 

{«ane 2a and Mary Griswold I#ane ot Kil- 

Uiigworth aad Wotoott, Conn., 374 
<6eiieral Orders of 1767, Issued by the Earl 

of Loudoun and Phlneas layman, 366 
tfiiUette's Daseendants of Jonathaa QiUet of 

Dorahaster, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., 

tGilman's The Bibliography of Vermont,863 

Book Notices- 
Goodwins of Delaware Gap, Pa., and Tomp* 
kins County, N. T., The, 265 

Goodwin's The Goodwins of Kittery, York 
Co., Me., 142 

Goold's History of Col. Jonathan Mitchell's 
Cumberland County Regiment of the 
Bogaduce Expedition, 1779, 370 

Grant's Grant Family, 264 

Graves's The Graves Family. 143 

Green's Supplementary List of Early Ameri- 
can Imprints belonging to Massachusetts 
Historical Society, 367 

Green's The Early Physicians of Medford, 

Green's Word-Book of Virginia Folk- 
Speech 36if 

Greer's The Navy in the War of the Rev- 
olution, 262 

Grigg's The Devotion Family of Brook- 
line. 143 

Guilbert's Annals of an Old Parish, 868 

Hackett's Sketch of the Life and Public 
Services of William Adams Riohardson, 

Haskell Journal. The, 265 

Hasoam's Early Recorders and BMlsters 
of Deeds A>r the Cooaty of 8uirolk,Masf., 
1639-1735, 136 

Hassam's The Bahama Islands, 455 

Hayden*s History of the Hopkins Family, 

Heywood's Autobiography of Adln Balloa, 
1803-1890, 866 

Hey wood's History of the Hopedale Com- 
munity, 366 

Hill's John Hill, Dorchester, Mass., 1633, 

Historical Journal of the More Family, 874 

History and Roster of Maryland Volan- 
teers. War of 1861-5. 136 

History of the Town of Wajmoi Kennebec 
County, Maine, 456 

Hoar's The Hoar Family in Ameriea and 
its English Ancestry, 874 

Holden's Records relating to the Goddard 
and Frost Families, BTf 

Hovey's Old Ipswich, 858 

Hubbard's Biographical Sketches of the 
Class of 18V8 in Yale College, and College 
Memorabilia, 141 

Jordan's Continental Hospital Betnms, 
1777-1780, 458 

Jordan's Franklin as a Genealogist, 374 

Kelm's The Kelm and Allied FamiUes In 
America and Europe, 265 

iCelm and Allied Families in America, 374 

Kellogg's Notes on Some of the Descend- 
ants of Joseph Kellogg of Hadley, 142 

Kellogg's Supplement to Notes on Joseph 
Kellogg of Hadley, Mass., 458 

Kent's Kent Family, 266 

Kimball's The Peaslees and Others of Ha- 
verhill and Vicinity, 459 

King's Baptisms and Admissions fh>m the 
Records of First Choroh in Falmouth, 
now Portland, Malnn, 130 

Leaches ttenaaloglcal and Biographical Me- 
morials of theEeadlng, Howttll, Terkes, 
Watts, I>atham and Elkins Families, 142 

LearBed*s The I«eamed Family, 373 

Loe's A Biief HUtory of the United SUtes, 

Lexington, Mass., Births, Marriages and 
Deaths, Parts I. and II., 455 

Lincoln's The Lincoln Family and Branch- 
as of WM>ehaiii|Mass., 4M» 

-Lothrop's Joba white of Watertown and 
BrooUine and Boma of hts Descendants, 

Load's Oeseandaali of Caleb I^ud, 965 

Lowell's Tho Historic Genealogy of the 
Lowells af AjMrlea from 1618 to 1889, 

Index of 3ubjecU» 

JiaiaSk CosBljy Tlrglnia, AntlqiA- 


March's March GeMAlogj, MS 

JIarylsad Vwfant— , U61-1M6, History 
and BcMtrr of, 30< 

HasMchoMiu HiJtorical Society, CoUtc- 
tlorn* of, blxth Serirt, 361 

MaMaehiuetU Sons of tht Berolatioii Bl* 
cnalal Register, 450 

JUjilower l>e«orndant. The. 372 

Medford Historkal R^bter, Jan. 1899, Ml 

Joly Idvv, iM 

XnU's Genealogy of the Desoendanu of 
Thomas Mills,Tft3 

MooB'tf The Morris FaaOy of Philadelphia, 
Dcscendanu of Anthony Morris, 1664- 
1721. 4M 

Morse's Meaorial Sketches: Master Abra- 
ham Perkins, Jacob Thomas, Nathan 
Heath, John XloUofl. Jr.. John DoUoff, Sr., 
and samnel Dollon, 143 

Maitmy aad Lawler's Jooraal of the Ame- 
rieanlrlsh Ulttorlcal Society, 196 

Xational £MTCk>pmdU of American Bi- 
ography. 133 

Keedham Epitaphs, 140 

KelflOB's Check Ust of the Iseiies of the 
Preas of New Jersey, 360 

Hewspaper Files in Ldnry of Wisconsin 
State Hisl 

listorical Society, 2 
Kew York Geaealoglcarand Biographical 

Society's Keporta, 141 
JUchoisU HoCasoB the lagraham Genealo- 

Mouse's The Hoar FamOr in America aad 

tts Siwlish Ancestry, 374 
Koyet's Adams Pedijp^. 374 
Hoyes's Noyes Pedigree, 266 
Ontario Historical society Piapers and Be* 

cords, 457 
Parish Beglsters within the Diocese of 

Worcester prerions to 1812, 367 
Piedc's Hie Bellows Genealogy: or John 

BcHows the Bof Emigrant of 1635, and 

his Descendants, 142 
pMnsylTaala Genealogical Society's Pnb- 

Ueanons, 366 
Perry's PnhUcations of the Rhode Island 

Historical Sodety,367 
PhiBimore's The " Principal Genealogical 

Specialist," 260 
PQsbary andGetchell's The PUsbniy Fami- 
ly, 140 
roster's Addieas at the One Hnndrsd and 

Sixtieth AnnlTersary of the Second 

Catarch in Plymoath, 364 
Portsmouth Book, The, 453 
Prime's Some Aceoont of the Temple 

F«mIlT, 456 

logs of the John Bean (1660) As- 
aociatlon at its Annnal Reunions at Exe- 
ter, N. H., Angnst Iff, 1806, and UsTer- 
hill, Masn., August 31, 18V7, 143 

Procter's DescendanU of Robert Proctor 
of Concord aad Cbelmsford, Mass., 264 

PnbUc Papers of Daniel T. Tompkins, 
Governor of Hew York, 1807M81I, Vol. 

Pntaam Free School, Fiftieth AnniTersa- 

Pvcaam's Ancestral CharU, 260 

fntaam's Fami^ History in tlie Line of 
Joseph CouTers of Bedford, Mass., 4M 

Pntaam's GencakgUt's Note Book. 202 

JUcd-Lewis's Some Genealogical Notes re- 
garding tlM Moo4ya of Co. Suffolk and 
America, 490 

Beport of the ClaM of 1858 of Harrard 
College, 141 

BhodcTslaad Hlitoriaa Society's Pnbllca- 

Moblason's Loom and Spindle, or Life 

Book Noti< 

Rowell's Biographical Sketch of Samuel 
Kowell and Notices of Some of Ills Des- 
cendants, 373 

Royal H isturlcal i>ociety>s Transact^ns, 261 

Sanborn's Genealogy of the SambcMne or 
Sanborn Family, 203 

Second Reunion of the Bassett Family As- 
sociation of America, Plymouth, llass., 

Selieck's Norwalk. LTO 

Sharpe's t>outh BriUia [Conn.] Sketches 
ana Records, 137 

Shattuck's History of Durham, He., with 
Genealogical Notes, 368 

Sheldon's The Little Brown Bouse on the 
Albany Road, 263 

Slieldon^s Tis Sixty Years Since, 263 

Shropshire Parish Register Society Publi- 
catlons, 363 

Silsbee's Biographical Notes, 258 

Slavton's History of the Slayton Family, 

Society of Colonial Wan of the Serein 
teenth Ceotanr, 141 

Spencer's Rerouitionary Soldiers of Bar* 
wick [Me.], 262 

Spencers The Maine Spencers. 142 

Spraicue's John Graham and Martha Cobb, 
their Ancestors and their Descendants, 

SUnford's Register of the Descendants of 
the ReToIttUonary Soldier, Abner Stan- 
ford, 143 

Starr's The Newberry Fftmlly of Windsor, 
Connecticut, in the Line of Clarinda 
(Newberry) Goodwin of Hartford, Coan., 
1634-1866, 142 

Stocking's The History and Genealogy of 
the Knowltons of Eoigiand and Amarioa, 

Swan's Eleventh Report of the Custody 
and Condition of the Public Records of 
Parishes, Towns and Counties, 201 

liable showing Ancestors and Deacendants 
of Nathaniel Page of. Bedford, Mass., 
and of his Wll^rS74 

Thomas's Genealogy of Benjamin Long of 
Tonawanda, Erie Co., N. Y., la 

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of 
Sooth Carolina, 457 

Trask's Memoir of Capi. William T^Mke 
of Salem, Mass., 1628-1666, 257 

Troup's Hooiton In 1&30, 266 

Trumbull's H Istory of Northampton, Mass., 
from its Settlement in 1654, 258 

Van Rensselaer's Mew Yorkers of the XIX 
Century, 450 

Virginia MagaxIne of History and Biog- 
raphy, The, 3A4 

Wageuitelier's The History of the Wagen- 
i<eller Family in America with Kindred 
Branches, 142 

Walcott's Sir Archibald CampbeU of In- 
vemelU, sometime Prisoner of War In 
the Jail at Concord, MassachnsetU. 371 

Wallbridge's DescendanU of Heniy Wall- 
bridge who married Anna Amos Dec 
25th, 16b8, at Preston, Conn., 142 

Washburn's Genealogical Notes of the 
Washburn Family, 3n 

Watkins's The Defence of Boston In the 
War of 1812-15, 263 

Welles's Births, Marriages and Deaths 
returned fH>m Hartford, Windsor and 
Fsirfleld, Conn.. 130 

Wheeler's Genealogy of Some of the De- 
scendants of Obadiah Wheeler of Con- 
cord, and Thomas Thazter of H ln g h a m , 

Whittelsey's Genealogy of the Whittelsagr- 
Whittlesey Family, 142 

Wilson's The Early History of the WilsOA- 
FamUy of Kltteqr» JM[oio«» U2. 


Index of Subjects* 

Book Notices— 

Woodward's DesoendanU of John Wood* 

ward of Lisbon, Me., 266 
Worcester Recordn. The, •^50 
Wyoming Uisturical and Geological So. 

ciety's Proceedings and Collections, 467 
Year Hook of City of Charleiiton, 8. C.,4&l 
Year Book, IbM, Daughters ol the Cindu- 

Year Book of the Massaobnsetts Society 

of Colonial Wars (1899), 366 
Year Book, \b97. National Society of the 

Sons of the American IteTolution, 141 
Year Book of the Society of the Sons of 
the KevolaUon in the State of Missouri, 
1898. 141 
Boucher, Jonathan, Letters of, to George Wash- 
ington. 903, 417 
Branding for Manslaughter, Note, 247 
Brewster Family, Early Generations of the, 

109, 283, 439 
Bridge water Records, Note, 246 
British Raid on Dorchester Neck, The, 177 
Brown, Query, 358 
Brunson, Brounson, Query. 367 
Bushnell, Francis of Guilford and His De' 

scendants, 208 
Butler, Query, 248 

Chamberlain, Query, 249 

Church Records, South Hampton, N. H., 162, 

Clark, Query, 356 
Cole, Query, 368 

Contributors and Contributions to Volume 
Akerly, Lucy D. 

Genealogical Notes on Old Orient £pi* 
taphs, 413 
Appleton, William S. 
English Wills, 301 
Axtell, S. J. 

The Axtell Family in America, 227 
Baker, Virginia. 

Sowams, The Home of Massasott : Where 
was it?, 317 
Banks, Charles Edward. 
Dr. John F. Pratt, 364 
Some Facts about Richard Tucker, The 
First Settler of Machegonne (Port- 
land), Me., 84 
Blake, Francis £. 

Barrett Family Record, 400 

The British Raid on Dorchester Neck, 

February, 1776, 177 
Brown, David II. 
Dea. Simon Stone of Watertown, 
Mass., and Some of His Descendants, 
Clarke, George Kuhn. 

Needham, Massachusetts, 33 
Cutter, William R. 

Hon. John Cumroings, 278 
Sketch of the Life of Leonard Thomp* 
son, Esq., 386 
Dean, Rev. Benjamin Angler. 

The Younger President Edwards after 
I^xington, 1776, 361 
Drowne, Henry R. 

Henry Thayer Drowne, 224 
Eldredge, Zoeth Skinner. 

Rev. John Norton of liiddletown, 87 
Lieutenant John Skinner of the Con- 
tinental Arm}\ 401 
Elwellr ReT. Jacob Thomas. 

The Elwell Family in America, 25 
Ererett, Edward F. 

John Fuller of Ipswieh, Mass., 1634, 336 
Everett, William. 

SaltonstalLGurdon-Sedley-KByTet, 114 
Felch, W. Farrand. 

The Blynmaa Party, 234 
• Felton, E. C. 

Samuel Skeiton, M.A., First Minister of 
the First Cborch at Salem, Mass., 64 

Contributions and Contributors- 
First Book of Raynham Records, 68, 434 
First Wife of Coventor Willys of Connecticnt 

and Her Family, 217 
Ford, Worthinfton Chauncey. 

Letters of Jonathan Boucher to George 
Washington, 303,417 
Gage, Arthur E. 

Ancestry of Lyman J. Gage, 201 
Gordon, George A. 

South lianipton, N. H., Church Records, 
1«2, 276, 411 
Greenlaw, Lucy Hall. 

Early Generations of the Brewster Fam- 
ily, 109, 283, 439 
Hackett, Frank W. 

William Adams Richardson, 163 
Harris, Edward Doubleday. 

Ancient Burial'Gnmnds ol Long Island, 
N.Y., 74, 169,326,412 
Hodges, Almon D., Jr. 

Notes Concerning Roger Williams, 60 
Holden, Austin. 

Records Relating to the Groddard and 
Frost Families, 242 
Hotchkiss, Mrs. Justus Street. 

Parentage and Birth of the Rev. John 
Robinson, 198 
Keep, Helen E. 

Gay lord Family, 460 
March, Ellen Gates. 

March Genealogy^Earlier Generations, 
Miller, George Douglas. 

Albany and New York Families— Hansen 
Genealogy, 118 
Nourse, Henry S. 

The Ancestry of the Hoar Family in 
America, 92, 186, 289 
Noyes, James Atkins. 
Adams Pedigree, 214 
Barker Pedigree, 426 
Noyes Pedigree, 35 
Parker, Augustus. 

Damages Caused by British and Ameri- 
can Troops in Dorchester, Mass., In 
February, 1776, 71 
Pease, Harriet M. 

Deaths at Edgartown, Mass., 102 
Pope, Rev. Charles Henry. 

The Elwell Family in America, 25 
Porter, Hon. Joseph Whitcomb. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas 
White of Weymouth, Mass., 392 
Raven, Rev. John James, D.D. 

A Few Extracts from English Parish Re- 
gisters, 126 
Ravnham Records, First Book of, 68, 434 
Rylands, J . Paul. 

Captain Edmund Blood of Albany, N. Y., 
Sheldon, Hon. George. 

(jrrants of Land for Services in Indian 
Wars, 3^1 
Smyth, Ralph D. 

Descendants of Edward and John Lee of 

Guilford, Conn., 63 
Descendants of John Parmelee,405 
Francis Bushnell of Guilford, Conn.^ 
and His Decoendants, 208 
Sprague, Frank William. 

John Gorham and Martha Cobb, 207 
Steiner, Dr. Bernard C. 

Descendants of Edward and John Lee of 

Guilford, Conn., 63 
Descendants of John Parmelee. 405 
Francis Bushnell of Guilforo, Conn., 

and His Descendants, 209 
John Fowler of Guilford, Conn., and His 
Descendants, 310 
Taloott, Mary K. 

Records of the Rev. Thomas White, 
First Pastor of the Choroh in Bolton, 
Conn., 447 

Index of Subject94 


OmtrfbtttloiBi fad Gontrflmtort— 
Tftas, RcT. AjMon. 

Mr. John Ovhoo, If erehant, 391 
Towiiftheod, Charles Henrey. 

Pedigre« of Tale, 83 
Tnwk, William R. 

Captain William Traske of Salem, Ma«- 
Yon Sahler, L. Ha«broaek. 

Infcriptiona at Great Barrlngton, Ma**., 
Waters, Uenir Jf. [396 

G^aealofical Gleanings in England, 9 
Watkins, Walter K. 

Notes on Captain Edmnnd Blood, 334 
Wlthiogfon, Lothrop. 

Abstracu of English WOls, 432 
Wai of Daniel (^enhridge, 11« 
Coolidge, Qoeiy, 249 
Ouning, Alexander, Note, 355 
CwuBiDgs, Hon. John, S73 
Cvtia, Qnery, 129 

Dorchester. Mass., Damages Cansed bj British 
and AoMriean Troops In, in Feb. 1776, 71 

Dorchester Neck, The British Bald on, Feb. 

Ditnrne, Henrj Thayer, 224 

Dndlej, Query, 130 

Xamrs, Query. 248 

Edgartown, Mass., Deaths at, 102 

Sdwaid*, The Toonger President, after Lez' 

ington, 1775, 351 
ElweD Family in Ameriea, The, 35 
Englsh Parish Beglsters»A Few Extracts from, 

English WOls, 301 
Smta, U2, 272. 384, 4A7 

Ftrst Wife of Got. Willys of Conneetlcat, and 
Her FamUy, 217 

Fowler, John of GoUfoid, Conn., and Hli De- 
scendants, 310 

French, Qoery, 129 

French Army, The, 1782, Query, 249 

Tiost and Goddard Families, Keoords Relating 
to the, 242 

FaOer. John of Ipswich, Mass^ 1834, 335 

Gage, Hoo. Lyman J., 
Gaylord Faanay, 460 

of, 201 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, 9 

Adams, 214 

AUen, 127 




Bayes, 130 

Brewster, 109, 283, 438 

BashneU. 208 


Fowler, 310 

Frost, 242 


Gage, 201 

Goddard, 2«2 


Baasea, 118 

Hoar, ffM86, 288 

Lee, 53 

March, 121 


Norton, 87 



ParBMrlca, 406 


8altoastaU, 114 

8alto88tall-KayTett, 219 




Genealogies • 

White. 392 

Yale, 82 

Toan^ 217 
Genealogies in Preparation— 

Brewster, 132 

Burton, 451 

Cha»e, Cbaoe, 252 

CottoD, 132 

Dickiuson, 360 

Eddv, 1J2 

Fillebrowo, 132 

Fletcher, 252 

Fontune, Foantaln, 25*^ 

FnrbUh, Furbosh, Oa 

Gorliam, 252 

Greenlee, 451 

Haley, 360 

Uolmen, 252 

Ide, 133 

IngaUs, 133 

Ingraham, 133 

Jameson, 452 

Jenningji, 133 

Lawrence, 252 

Litchfield. 253 

Manrin, 360 

Neal, 360 

Ordway, 360 

Perry, 252 

Piper, 360 

Bicker, 360 

Rogers, 452 

Sawyer, 253 

Shears. 252 

^kilf, 1.13 

Stebbins. 451 

Stevens, Stephens, 36l 

Thnrston, 252 

Trowbridge, 252 

Vail, 252 

Waterman, 133, 252 
Gibbs, Qoery, 248 
Goddard and Frost FamiUes, BecOrds Relating 

to. 242 
GolT, Query. 356 
Gorham, Correction, 127 
Gorham, John, and Martha Cobb, Their An- 
cestors and Descendants, 207 
Granu of Land for Senrices in Indian Wart, 

Graves, Query. 248 

Great Uarriugton, Mass., Inscriptions at, 398 
Greene, Query, 129 
Grissell. Griswold, Query, 129 
Gross, Query, 358 
Guilford, Conn., Descendants of Edward and 

John Lee of, 53 
Guthing, Note, 128 

Hall Family Papeis, Note, 246 

iJannen Genealogy. 118 

Harrington. Query. 357 

Harrison. Query. 366 

Has«am (Horsham) Family, The, Reply, 358 

Uayden, Query, 249 

Haywood. Query, 249 

Heraldry,. 199 

Uerridge, Query, 249 

Hilton. Query. 356 

Historical Intelligence — 
ChaM^-Cbaoe Family. 451 
Foster's Our Ancestral Families, 251 
Haines, Richard, 451 
Index of BUhop Meade's Virginia Fami« 

lien. \Xt 
Jefferson, Maine, Records of. 360 
Marriage Regintertf of St. Margaret's. West* 

minfter, 15J8-1S37. 319 
New Genealogical Hagaxine, A, 132 
Old Colony Inscriptions, 131 
Pioneers of Mas«>achnsetts, The, 451 
Sewall's Record Book of Marriages, 131 
Snnderiand, Mass., 251 
Washborn Genealogy, 132 


Index of 8mljeci9* 

Historical Soolefies, Proceedings of— > 

New*EDglaud Historic Geneaiogleal, 2S3, 
Hoar Family in America, Ancestry of the, 9'i, 

HobsoD, Bepir, 130 
Hymn Book Wanted, Query, 367 


Adams House, The, 216 

FHCximile of Capt. William Traske's I>eed, 

Facsiiiiilc of Capt Traske's MIU Ponds, 68 

Facsimile of Mlas Noyes Beoord, 40 

Skelton Seal, 68 
Autographs : 

Cummlngs, Johnt 873 

Richnrdiion, Willbm A., 163 

Waters, Henry F., 9 
l^ortraiu : 

Cumniings, John, 273 

Richardsou, William Adams, 163 

Thompson, Leonard, :i85 

Waters, Henry Fitz Ullbert,« 
Tabular Pedigree : 

Hoar, 300 

Salton»tail-Knyvett, 260 

Tucker, 86 

Willys, 222 

Yale, VZ 
Indian Wars, Grants of Land for Services in, 

Ingraham>Blake, Query, 249 
Inscriptions at Great fiarrington, Mass., 896 

James, Query, 248 
Jennings, Query, 128 

Kendrick, Palmer, Query, 129 

Lee, Descendants of Edward and John, of 

Guilford, Conn., 63 
Letters — 

Blood, Edmond, 328 

Boucher, Jonathan, 303-309, 417'^426 

Cooper, M., 423, 426 

Curtis, John Parke, 303, 424 

Harris, Robert, 63 

Hensley, G. J., 238 

Hoare, John, 196 

Manrin, Wm. T. R., 212 

Samburn, John, 47 

Vardill, John, 426 

Williams, Roger, 60 
Littlefleid, Query, 249 
Long Inland, N. Y., Ancient Burial«Groiinds 

of, 74, 169, 326, 412 
Lord, Query, 248 

Machegonne, Maine, Richard Tucker of, 84 

Mallory, Query, 249 

March Genealogy, Earlier Generations of, 121 

Martin, Query, 368 

Massasoit, Uowams, The Home of. Where was 

It?, 317 

Cummings, John, 273 

Drowne, Henry Thayer, 224 

Richardson, W illiam Adams, 163 

Thompson , Leonard, 886 
MIddiemore, Que r>', 367 
Mlddletown, Rev. John Norton of, 87 
Midgley. R. I., Query, 460 
Mixer, Query, 367 
Murray, Query, 247 

Neal, Walter, Query, 366 

Bradlee, Caleb Davit, 264 

Dniwne^ Henry Thayer, 264 

Farnham, Luther, 266 

Paige, Lucius Robinson, 266 

Pulsifer, David, 264 

Richardson^ William Adams, 266 

White, John Qardner, r ^~ 

Needham, Mass.< Books, Pflmpbfets sod He 

papers Relating to, 33 
Needham, Mass., Note, 260 
Norton, Rev. John of Middletown, Coan^ 87 
Notes and Queries, 127, 246, 366, 450 
Noyes Pedigree, 36 

Obituary Notices, see Necrology and Bio- 
graphical Sketches. 

Old Orient Epitaphs, Genealogical Notes on, 

Oulton, Mr. John, Merchant, 391 

Oxenbridge, Daniel, Will of, lift 

Paine, Abraro, Query, 129 

Palmer, Kendrick, Query, 129 

Parentage and Birch of Rev. John EoMnson 

of Duxbur}', Mass., 198 
Parker, Query, 248 

Parmelee, John, The Deaoesdaati of, 4i06 
Parmenter, Querv, 249 
I'arsom), Correction, 260 
Paine, Query, 368 
Phillips, Query, »66 
Place, Query, 460 

Poe and Scott of Maryland, Query, 367 
I'orter, Abel, Note, 128 
Portraits, see Illustrations. 
Pratt, Dr. John F., 364 
Privateer " Grand Turk," The. Query, 249 
Providence Islands, The Two, Reply, 368 
Prudden, Note, 127 

Queries, 128, 247, 366, 469 

Randall, Query, 368 

Raynham Records, First Book of, 68, 43| 

Recent l*ublIcations, 146, 269, 881, 466 

Replies, 130, 260, 368 

Rhodes, Query, 460 

Richardson, William Adams, 168 

Robinson, Rev. John of Dnkbonr, FftrentAM 

and Birth of, 1U6 
Roe, Query, 129 
Rogers, James, Query, 129 
Rogers, John, Note, 127 
Bowley, Query, 129 

Salem, Mass., Samuel Skelton, First Minister 
at, 61 

Saltonstall— Gnrdon^Sedley^KnyveU 114 

Saitonstall Knyvett, Coirectioo, 869 

Sawin, Query, 249 

Sherburne, Query, 368 

Shipway, Lt. Col., Correction, 366 

Simonds, Query, 129 

Skelton, Samuel, M.A., First Minister ai Salem, 

Mass., 64 
Skinner, Lieutenant John of the Gontintenial 

Army, 401 
Societies and Their Proceedings, 268, 462 
South Hampton, N. H. Church Reeorda, 162, 

Sowams. The Home of Massasoit: Where 

was it? 317 
SUr, Query, 248 
Stocking, Query, 248 
Stone, Dea. Simon of Watertown, Maia., and 

Some of His Descendants, 346 

Tabular Pedigrees, see Illustrations. 

Terry, Stephen, Query, 358 

Thayer, Query, 368 

Thompson, L^eonard, Sketch of the Life of, 885 

Town Histories in Preparation : 

Chatham, Mass., 261 

Defiance, Ohio, 261 

Oakham, Mass., 261 

Wethersfleld, Conn., 461 
Traske, Captain William of Salem, Maai., 43 
Traske, Petition of CapUin William of Balem, 

Mass., Reply, 131 
Tucker, Richard, First Settler of Hachegonne 
(Porthind), Me., 84 

Index of Subjects. 


WMhtactoB, GcoTMi Letter! of Joiuithui Boo- 

Cher to, an, 417 
Wslcff*** Qenealofteal Gleanliigi la BaclABd : 

Allen, ThomM (1«M), 23 

BUbie, Alexmnder (1020), 21 

Bronefeld, William (1561), 9 

Croplejt Tbouuw (lfl06), 24 

Cafltls,Johii (1704), 2:s 

FlekUns, Heniy (1712), 24 

Hall, JadiUi (16«6), 23 


Haskett, Ellu (1098), 15 

Stephen (1053), 14 

Hedge, Abrahmm (1831. 18 
Thonuw (10-£t), 10 

Hard. Willlun (103»), 14 

Jcftfjeei David (lOHO), 23 

Uiiaee» Edward (ITctf), 20 

Mather, Isaac (1720), 22 

MeriDMn, George (lft50>, 21 

Palmer, tliomaa (1614), 19 

Ptaeoeke, EUzabeth <i0i2), 17 

Sto, WUiiam ( 15V6) . 1 1 
Dbaye, Edward (1613), 12 
Bby, Henry (150«y, 11 
Jane (1024), n 

QKtebje, John (1567), 11 

Qijnby, John (1557), 10 

Scavier, William (1004), 18 

Tofle, John (1599), 12 

Warde, Rlohard (16S1). 18 

Wortr, Kobert (1025), 23 
WateoB* CNicfT, 350 
Welak and Other Fkmlllea, Qoery, 247 
Weat, Qnery, 358 
WcatOB, Qaery, 247 
White, Ber.Thomas, First Pastor oTthe Chnreh 

Im Bolton, Conn.. Records of, 447 
WUte, Thomas or Weymonth, Mass., Gene- 

w^ogf of the Descendaots of, 392 
WUIard, Qnery, 128 
WilM aaM, Roger, Notes Coneeming, 00 
Wnia, Administrations and Abstracts- 
See also Waters's Meanings. 

Atkins, John (1023), 301 

BcbcaUiland, John (1039), 30t 

Biggs, Richard (1026), 301 

Bonner, Anthony (1580). 223 

Boys. William (1«7). 301 

Brtelcy, Sarah (1642), 301 

Bnlloc^ William (1650), 301 

Bnrronghs, William (15V8),301 

Bntcher, Thomas (16t6), 301 

Ooehei, Robert (1656), 301 

Cony, Mary (ie63). 301 

Cornell, Richard (1631). 433 

Cmdd- ck, Thomas (1618), 301 

Cmdock, Richard (:693). 301 
Samuel (1663), 301 

Cradoeke. (}«*orge (1611), 301 

Cndworth, John (1675), 433 

De SambitoiU r.U. Re Vera, Hester <li99). 

Caton, Richard (1616-17), 432 

WHls, Administrations and Abstracts^ 
Elwcil, Robert (1083), 20 
Foster, Elisabeth (1674), 301 
Harper, Thomas (16M)), 301 
Hawne, Christopher (1620), 801 
Hoare, Charles (1632), 96 
(1618), 180 

John (1644). 9i 
(16M), 94 

Richard (1618), 94 
(16:4), 94 

Robert (1545), 94 

William (1640), 94 
Hooker, I'eter (16-tV), 301 
Hoore, Richard (1546), 93 
Hore, Henry (1545), 9.{ 

John (157:i), 9ft 
Horwood, Arthur (1642), 303 
Ingram, Josf'ph (1653), :{02 
Jenings, Elisabeth (1060), 303 
Johnson, Luke (1659), 302 
Kent, Richard (16J6), 433 
Uoyd, EUxabeth (1657), 302 
Lucas, John (1599), 302 
Lyon, John (105*«), 302 
Maplesden, George (1591), 3(tt 
Menelle, George (1647), 302 
Mills, Thomas ( lOO-l), 302 
Modge, Richard (1614), 302 
Moorecroft, Edmund (1619), 302 
Moulte, William (1657), 302 
Mudge, Thomas (1021), 432 
Noreross, Jeremiah (105S). 302 
Oxenbridge, Daniel (1043-4), 110 
Parekhorst, Creorge (1615), 302 
Payne, Tobias (1050), 3(i2 
Perkins, Richard (1069), 302 
Plowden. sir Edmund (1009), 302 
PolUrd, Matthew (1053), 302 
Pormorte, Th^.mas (lOui), 302 
RandaU, William (1612), 302 
Boggle, George (1610), 302 
Sedgwicke, Simeon (1020), 302 
Sellecke, Nicholas (1051), 302 
SheaflTe, William (1017), 302 
Smallay, Robert ( 1021), 303 
Stebblng, Eseckiell (1643), 432 
Tayer. Katherine (1068), 303 
Taylor, WUliam (I06i*). 303 
Tiowbridge, John (1054). 303 
Veerc, John (1032>3), 434 
Wannell, Katherine, (1013), 303 
Water*, Edward (1030), 303 
Whale, John (lOOtf), 303 
White, John ( 1«72), 3U3 
WilUamson. Richard (1610), 303 
Wilxmer, Thomas (165y), 303 
Woodbridge, John (1038), 303 
Toung, Sim«io (1009), 30:1 
Willys, Governor or 0>nn., First Wife of, and 

Her Family, 217 
Wing, Note, 128 
Wright, Henry, (^ery,248 

Tale, Pedigree of, 83 

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JANUARY, 1899. 


By Hexst F. Watbbs, A.M. 
[Continued from Volame 52, page 268.] 

William Bromefeld of Stoke Naington, Middlesex, £squire, 19 
September 4^ Elizabeth, proved 3 Jane, 1564. I give and bequeath 
tweutj poauds to the poor hooseholdere within the parish of Saint Bo- 
tolph's without Algate, to be distributed five pounds every ^ear during the 
space of four years immediately following my decease. To Amy, now the 
wife of John Wells, ten pounds. To Martha, now the wife of William 
Oliver, ten pounds. To my son in law £dmond Stephenson ten pounds. 
To James the son of John Hall ten pounds. To my servant Hillary 
Forby six pounds thirteen shillings four pence. To my son in law John 
Hall ten pounds. I give and bequeath twenty pounds amongst the daugh- 
ters of my son in law John Hall, to be divided equally amongst them to* 
wards their marriages. To every servant in household, in the day of my 
departure out of this life, twenty shillings over and above the wages due 
them. To Thomas Whitehorne gen^ five pounds. To Mathewe Uutton, 
Master of Art in Trinity College, Cambridge, six pounds thirteen shil- 
lings four pence, with whom remaineth the true copy of this my pre- 
sent testament and last will under my hand and seal. Ten pounds each to 
Henry Becher merchant, Benjamin Gonston gen^ and Henry Coddenham 
genS with each of whom also remaineth a true copy &c. And with three 
of the same copies remain true *^ luventaries " &c. These gentlemen to 
be supervisors. The residue to my son William Bromefeld whom I ordain, 
ooDstitate and make my only and sole executor. 

Then follows the last will bequeathing all lands, tenements &c. to Wil- 
liam Bromefelde, ^ my onlie soune.^' My manor of Barnes in the parish 
of St. Botolph without Algate in London, White Chapel parish, St. Kath- 
erine's, Middlesex, and also within the towns and fields of Stoke-ue wing- 
ton, Harensay als Hamgaie, Hackney and Islington, Middlesex. My 
lands and tenements within the Isle of Ely in the county of Cambridge. 
Lands and tenements in Norfolk. For lack of male issue to son William, 
then to Thomas Bromefelde of Northwich in the county of Chester and 
his heirs forever. Certain lands assured and appointed for wife's ^ Joyn- 


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ter." If she do qot^lrold herself contented therewith but shall " inquiet," 
molest and trouhle'Aife possession of my son William then the legacies 
given before to'Afliy the wife of John Wells, Martha the wife of William 
Oliver an^4a.Edmond Stephenson shall be utterly void and of none ef- 
fect. • '•;•• Stevenson, 20. 

[The testator William Bromfleld Is the earliest of the family In an onbrokeo 
line Ihom the present century back into England. He is said to have come out 
9fJ)erl>y shire, and became Lieutenant of the Ordinance in the Tower of London, 
•>iW?*phrchased the Manor of Barnes. He is doubtless the father of William 
.•.^Tijxnnfleld of Mounton Farley, whose will is given on p. 262 of the Registkr for 
••;1i898, and which was also published in the Registek, 1871, p. 183. His grandson 
.^ 'Arthur Bromfield is the testator of the will in the Register for 1898, p. 264. 
Hon. Edward Bromfield, b. Jan. 1648-9, in South Stoneham, Hants, England, 
• •••/, • died in Boston, June 1734. His brother Henry had a son Thomas, whose will, 
*; • dated 14 Dec. 1764, is given in the Register, 1898, p. 267. 

Edward married Mary, daughter of Rev. Samuel Dan forth, and had twelve 
children. The fourth, Mary, married Hon. Thomas Gushing. The sixth, Sarah, 
married Capt. Isaac Dupee. The eighth, Edward, married Abigail Coney and 
had eight children ; of these, three sons were Henry, Thomas and John ; and 
daughters Elizabeth (d. num.), Sarah, married Hon. Jeremiah Powell, and 
Abigail, married William Phillips. Henry was the father of Henry Bromfield, 
of Harvard, Mass. Thomas lived In England. John, of Newburyport, married 
Ann, daughter of Robert Roberts, and had a son, Robert Bromfield, surgeon. 
Thomas Gushing was the father of the patriot of the Revolution, of that name. 
The will of Henry Bromfield of Chawcroft (Register, 1898, p. 266), has al- 
ready been published in the Register, 1871, p. 184. In the earlier abstract he 
is of Ghancroft, while in a memoir of John Bromfield by Josiah Quincy, 1850, 
it is given as Chanesoft. Walter K. Watkins.] 

John Qutnbt of London, servant with Thomas Goodman of the same 
city, 28 July 1556. To Jane Goodman three rings, to wit, one diamond, 
one ruhy and a '' turkes," and in ready money twenty pounds and one 
chain of gold and my chest in the hall, which twenty pounds I will her 
father shall have in keeping to employ for her profit until such time as she 
be married. To my brother Robard's five children twenty shillings apiece. 
The same to sister Katherine's four children and to sister Elizabeth's child. 
To my sister Audry my three little ** hopes " of gold which be joined to- 
gether and one " perale " set in gold. Brother Anthony. Brother Ro- 
bert's wife. Sister Katherine. Sister Elizabeth. My mother. My master 
and my mistress. Thomas Champion oweth me. My father. Joane Stell 
in Farnham. Robert Bell. My apparell as well in Spain as here. To 
Alice Mathew because she watched with me in the nights ten shillings. 
And I will that Ursula Godman shall have my signet of gold which is 
with the ** Splede Egle.*' The residue to my father whom I make my full ex- 
ecutor and he to pay my legacies and such debts as I owe, praying my 
master to help him to recover such debts as I have abroad, and in recom- 
pence of his pains I will he shall have my two *' Lewtes " for Thomas and 
'^Insent" Godman. Written with my own hand in London. 

On the third of May 1557 commission issued to John Quynby of Farn- 
ham father of John Quynby of the City of London, merchant deceased, as 
if the decedent were intestate, for the reason and on account of this that 
the said John senior, executor, renounced. 

Then on the first day of December of the same year commission issued 
to Jane Quimby mother of John Quimby junior, while he lived of the City 
of London, deceased, to administer the goods unadministered by the said 
John Quinby senior, now deceased. Wrastley, 12. 

1899.] Oenealogical Gleanings in England. 11 

John Quixbte of Farneham 30 August 1557, proved 12 November 
1557. To the vicar of Farneham twenty shillings for my tythes negli- 
gently or otherwise detained. To the relief of the poor four pounds to be 
distributed to them the day of my burial and month's mind to pray for my 
soul and all Christian souls. To the maintenance of God's service and 
sacramentals to be celebrated and ministered in the parish church of Fame- 
ham two patens of silver meet for the two chalices, the one paten to be all 
gilt the other to be parcel gilt. To the reparations of the church twenty 
shillings. To the said church two banners stained, one of St. Nicholas the 
other of St. Barbara. I will that my son Robert have, after his mother's 
decease, to him and to his heirs male of his body lawfully begotten all my 
lands and my dwelling house (and household stuff), with remainder to my 
SOD Anthony &c. and then to my next and right heir, provided that they 
shall have no parcel of the lauds that I have given my daughter in law 
Elizabeth Quyubye for term of her life. Gifts to son Anthony, to son Thomas 
and his wife, to Hesse Baugh (at her marriage), to nephew Robert Fig, to 
Dephew Thomas Figg's children. I forgive my brother in law Nicholas 
Tournor all such money as he oweth me. To Mr. Edward Cockes mer- 
chant of London forty shillings upon condition that he shall instruct Sir 
Thomas White of the whole accompt between Master Goodman and mine 
executors for the goods of John Quymby left in Spain. Thomas Alleyn 
and Richard Allen. Son Anthony if he be a priest &c. To my lord of Win- 
chester one ring of gold with a white saphire. To my lady White my best 
ring. Thomas Baugh. My god daughter Elizabeth Quynby and eY^ry 
ooe of her sisters. Mr. Lawrence Stoughton. Mr. Anthony Stoughton. 
The children of William Ekie. William MuUeners and Henry Stone, their 
debts forgiven. My lord of Rutland. Wife Jane to be sole executrix. 

Wrastley, 46. 

William Peyto of Farneham, Surrey, yeoman, 25 July 1595, proved 
9 September 1595. Eldest son William to have lands and tenements &c. 
in Chiddingfolde, Surrey, now in the tenure of Stephen Peyto or his as- 
signs. To my youngest son Thomas my messuage &c. in West Street, 
Farneham which I lately purchased of Edward Quinby gen'. Wife Mary. 
My said sons at the age of one and twenty. Brother in law Thomas Wor- 
sham. Herringman, 29 (Arch. Surrey). 

Hexbt Qcinbte citizen and grocer of London 16 May 1596, proved 
28 June 1596. To the poor of the parish of Farneham in Surrey, where 
I was born, five pounds, to be paid and distributed by my brother Ed- 
ward Quinby according as necessity shall require. To Charles Leigh of 
London merchant one hundred pounds in consideration of a loss alleged by 
the said Charles. To Mercy Leighe, his wife, ten pounds to make her a 
gown with all. Beatrice Stockley the wife of John Stockley of London, 
merchant. Mrs. Ownesteade my late mistress and Elizabeth Lawrens, her 
daaghter. Mrs. Fickeringe widow. John Wakeman merchant in Bar- 
bary. Robert Kytchen. Others named. My Kinsman Symon Ham now 
ienrant to the said John Stockley. The residue to my brother Edward 
Quinbye whom I make full and sole executor. John Porter a witness. 

Drake, 43. 

12 Oenealogical Gleanings in JSngland. [Jan. 

John Topte of Chil worth, Surrey, gentleman, 18 June 1595, proved 
25 June 1599. Brother Robert Tofte. Mary Smith, widow, my mother. 
My sisters Mary and Katherine Smyth. Mrs. Julian Morgan. My cousin 
William Daye. Jane, Elianor, Mary, and Judith Morgan. I have now in 
adventure in this ** viage " to sea with Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis 
Drake and their company the sum of one hundred pounds, in which '^ vi- 
age " I intend to go myself. Mr. John Morgan and Mrs. Margery Mor- 
gan. The residue &c. to Mr. Edward Quynbye of Allington in the county 
of Southampton, gen', to his own proper use, which said Edward Quynbye 
I ordain and make my full and sole executor. There is owing unto me 
by Mr. William Oglauder one hundred and fifty pounds. Other debts. 

Kidd, 55. 

Edward Quinbuye of Allington in the county of Southampton, Es- 
quire, 3 February 1612, proved the last day of February 1613. To my 
well beloved wife Jane Quinbuye three score pounds yearly, to be paid out 
of such leases as God hath blessed me with, during the time of her natural 
life, which said sum of three score pounds yearly to be paid her shall, after 
her death, remain unto Jane Brumfeild and Quynbie Brumfeild, two of my 
daughter's children, as long as the said leases shall be in force. I give to 
my wife one hundred pounds (and certain household goods &c.). To my 
daughter's two children formerly named, viz' Quinbuye Brumfeild and Jane 
Brumfeild, three hundred pounds apiece. To the poor of Tichefield five pounds. 
Certain servants named. To my son in law Arthur Brumfeild two cloaks 
lined with velvet, the one lined with black the other with tawney velvet, 
and another cloak of silk '' grogoran '' and a tawney satin suit, di^blet, 
hose and a pair of silk stockings and silk garters. I give him also another 
black suit of satin cut and a new suit of satin ^* razed " and my other silk 
stockings, or other my apparell which he shall make choice of. My son in 
law Edmond Hawes. My sons in law Mr. John Porter, Richard Porter, 
Thomas Porter, Anthony Fowle and Thomas Goodman, Mr. Alcocke, Mr. 
Craddocke, Mr. William Marshe and his wife. Each of my son Brom- 
feild*s servants. To wife Jane the use of all my plate during her na- 
tural life and the use also of all my linen and all such brass and pewter as 
she shall deem necessary for her use. And my will further is that all the 
said plate, brass and pewter and linen shall, after her death, remain unto 
my two daughter Brumfeild's children, Quinbuye and Jane Bromfeild, equal- 
ly to be divided between them. And I make my loving daughter Luce 
Brumfeild sole executrix. I give her the residue of all my goods &c. 
John Cradocke clerk a witness. Lawe, 18. 

Jane Quinbt of St. Margaret's in the parish of Titchfield, in the county 
of Southampton, widow of Edward Quinby late of Titchfield deceased 
Esquire, 6 August 1618, with a codicil added 25 June 1621, proved 17 
June 1624. To my grandson Quinby Bromfild the copyhold tenement 
I late bought of my son Arthur Bromfild Esq. holdeu of the Right 
Hon. the Lord Southampton and lying within Titchfield aforesaid, with 
remainder to my grand daughter Jane Bromfild. I give the two hun- 
dred pounds which my late husband Mr. Edward Quinby gave me (all 
which is DOW in my son Bromfild's hands) the one half thereof to Jane 
Bromfild aforesaid and the other hundred unto Quinby Bromfild, to be sever- 
ally paid them at their age of twenty one years or day of marriage. I give 
them all my household stuff. To my sou Thomas Porter ten pounds, to 

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my daughter Jeane Hawes twenty pounds, to my grandchildren Henry, 
Slizabeth, Penelope, Honnor, Lacy, Katerine, Arthor and Frances Brom- 
fild to each of them five pounds apiece at their age of eighteen years or 
day of marriage. To my grandchildren Richard Porter, Mary God- 
man, Sosan Porter and John Porter five pounds apiece. To my daughter 
Fowell five pounds to buy her a piece of plate. I will that Jeane Brom- 
fild, notwithstanding anything abovesaid, shall have her legacy at the age of 
eighteen years or day of marriage. Son John Porter to be sole executor. 
Wit. to will Arth. Bromfeild, Anth. Fowie, Sackuill Porter and Thomas 

In the codicil, having found that her worldly estate was not such as to 
allow all the legacies bequeathed in the will, she makes certain changes, one 
of which is as follows: I also revoke the five pounds apiece given to the 
eight younger children of my son Bromfild and do give them twenty 
pounds to be equally divided, desiring he would not take any unkindness 
of it: but I hope I shall leave my rents to him and his which shall be more 
benefit to them and I would wiih all my heart I could do much more for 
them. £dward Reyner and Henry Panton witnesses. Byrde, 1 15. 

[Any one who will read these two wills of Edward and Jane Qainby and com- 
pare them with my notes about the Whitfield family, published in the Rkgis- 
TES for July, 1897, will see that Mrs. Jane Qainby mast have been the widow 
of Mr. Richard Porter of Bayham, and so a daughter of Robert Whitfield, si.ster 
of Thomas Whitfield of Mortlake, and aunt of Henry Whitfield of Connocticut. 

H. F. Watkiw.] 

William Seatier of Tension in the parish of Henstridge in the County 
of Somerset husbandman, 7 October 1604, proved 29 November 1604. My 
body to be buried in the parish church or church yard of Henstridfi^e. To 
that parish church twenty shillings and to the parish church of Kingston 
ten shillings. To Margaret Seavier ten pounds; to Callice Seavier ten 
pounds; to remain in the executors' hands till they marry or be of age. To 
John Seavier, my brother Reynolde's son, six pounds (at one and twenty). 
To Reynold Seavier, my brother, a hundred weight of cheese. To my 
brother Presley's children a sheep apiece. To my l)rother Ellis Haskette's 
children a sheep apiece. To Gregory Royall's daughter Margery one calf 
of the next year's weaning. To John Collis' son William a calf of the 
same weaning. To Gregory Royall's son Richard and his two daughters 
Alice and Mary a lamb apiece. To every of my godchildren twelve pence 
apiece. To the poor folks of Tenston four bushels of barley to be di- 
vided amongst them. All the rest of my goods &c. I give and bequeath to 
Marrian Seavier my wife and John Seavier whom I make my full and 
whole executors. Item : I do appoint and ordain to be my overseers &c. 
£lly8 Hasket and Gregory Royall. Harte, 86. 

John Haskkt of Todber, Dorset, 29 September 12*** year of James, 
proved 23 February 1614. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard 
of Stowre Estowre (sic). To the same church and to the church of Todber. 
To my son William Hasket my parcel of land called BerrielU by estima- 
tion five acres, and Pitt mead, by estimation seven acres, in the parish of 
Sutton Mountague alias Montacutt, Somerset, for the term of ten years af- 
ter my decease, he paying unto my son John Hasket, yearly during the said 
term, five shillings ; and after the said term of ten years I give and be- 
qoemth the said laud wholly unto my son John Haskett and the heirs male 

14 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

of bis body &c. ; remainder to my son Tbomas, tben to my son Robert and 
tbe beirs male of bis body forever. To Aune my wife, during ber natural 
life my parcel of land called Bushe Hayes and tbe arrable tberennto be- 
longing, paying ber son William Haskett yearly during ber life six shillings 
eigbt pence, if it be lawfully demanded ; and after ber decease I give it to 
tbe said William &c., remainder to my son Micbael Haskett, tben to the 
right heir. To my son John thirty pounds to be paid for his use when he 
shall be a prentice, in the meantime bis mother to have the profit, or if be 
be obstinate or stubborn towards bis mother in making bis choice for a wife 
tben it shall be at the discretion of bis mother and the overseers what por- 
tion to allow him. To my son Thomas forty pounds. To my son Robert 
forty pounds. To my son Michael forty pounds. To my two daughters, 
Joaue Haskett and Mary Haskett fifty pounds apiece, to be given them at 
their marriage if their mother shall so long happen to live, if not then to 
be paid them at their mother's decease. Also if they should be obstinate 
and stubborn towards their mother in not taking their mother's good will 
and consent in their choice for marriage that then it shall be at their moth- 
er's discretion what portion to allow " ey ther " of them. Residue to wife 
Anne whom I do make my sole executrix and I do intreat my well beloved 
friends Stephen Haskett, William Haskett and George Coxe to be my 

Stephen Haskett and William Haskett among tbe witnesses. 

Rudd, 8. 

William Hurd tbe elder, of Kingsdon, Somerset, gen^, 14 April 1638, 
proved 17 October 1638. To be buried in the parish church or church- 
yard. To the church and poor of Kingsdon and tbe poor of Ilchester and 
Mudford. Sundry servants and others named. My grandchild and god- 
son Joseph Francklin. My daughter Judith Rawe. Thomas Rawe, her 
husband. Their children, my grandchildren. My god daughter Judith 

Whereas my son in law William Haskett bath mortgaged unto me one 
messuage or tenement, with the appurtenances, lying and being in Henst- 
ridge, for tbe payment of two hundred pounds &c., my will is that be shall 
pay to my son William Hurd three score and ten pounds or give sufficient 
security unto him for the payment thereof to him &c. and shall likewise 
give unto my executors the like sufficient security for discharging of my 
executors of a bond of two hundred pounds which I do stand bound unto 
Ellioc Haskett, father of tbe said William Haskett, that my executors shall 
deliver up unto the said William Haskett tbe said deed of mortgage and 
convey and assign over all my grounds lying at Pryors Downe, with the 
appurtenances, according to the true intent and meaning of a grant and as- 
signment heretofore made and drawn by M'. Richard King of Sherborne. 

Thirty pounds to be employed to and for the use and benefit of my 
grandchild Mary Haskett and my daughter Joane Haskett. The said 
Mary to marry with consent of her mother. My son George Hurd to be- 
have himself as a dutiful and obedient son unto his mother. My daughter 
Hester Franklin. My son Thomas Hurd. My wife Joane Hurd. 

Lee, 129. 

Stephen Haskett the elder of Marnhull, Dorset, fuller, 24 May 1648, 
proved 27 February 1653. To be buried in tbe churchyard of tbe parish 
church of Marnhull. To £Ili8 Haskett, my son, two shillings. To my 

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SOD John a trockle bedstead and bed, one chest, oue middliDg brass pan, 
one bell mettle pot which 1 bought of Nicholas Warreu and one pair of 
tucker's shears. To mj grandchild James Yoang five shillings. By two 
sereral indentures of lease I am now possessed of a certain messuage, tene- 
ment and curtilage and of divers water mills, fulling mills and grist mills 
&C. &C. in Marnhull, Todber and Fifehed Magdalen. The same to wife 
Elizabeth for life; then to son Stephen for life; remainder to my daughter 
Elizabeth Young, as promised her in part of her marriage portion. To son 
Stephen (other property, including) my racks and all other tools belonging 
to my fuller's trade. My wife Elizabeth to be my whole executrix and my 
two friends Osmond Ploant and John Suooke to be my trusty overseers. 
One of the witnesses was Elizabeth Haskett of Todber, widow. 

Alchin, 320. 

Elias Haskett of Henstridge Marsh, Somerset, yeoman, 13 February 
1696, proved 12 May 1698. To ray kinswoman Mary Hoddinott twenty 
pounds. To the wife of Richard Shaue late deceased and her father in law 
Richard Shaue the elder, now living, and the children of the said Richard 
Shaue deceased twenty pounds to be equally divided between them. To 
William Heddeech, shoemaker, twenty pounds and to his child that is now 
living with him twenty pounds. To Henry, Robert, Dorothy and Anne 
Heddeech, brothers and sisters of the said William, twenty pounds to be 
divided betwixt them. Ten pounds to my wife's kinsman Thomas Acs tens 
(Arstens?) and ten pounds to his children, and ten pounds also to John 
and George Acstens. brothers of the said Thomas. To William Duffett's 
wife of Stalbridge Side Hill, lying in Henstridge against South Mead, and 
to his five children I give one hundred pounds. To Anne Frampton and 
her child five pounds. To my wife's nephew Nicholas Buggis my now 
dwelling house, with all and singular the appurtenances, and my two home 
closes called Greene Close and Marsh Close. But if he die without issue 
then it shall come to Elias Duffett, second son of the said William Duffett, 
and his heirs forever. To John Calpen, son of William Calpen, late of Stal- 
bridge, deceased, ten pounds and to William Calpen, brother of the said 
John, fifty pounds, at one and twenty. Conditional bequests to Mary and 
Hannah, two sisters of Nicholas Buggis. To Elias Haskett, the son of Elias 
Haskett the baker, my close of arrable and pasture land in Henstridge called 
Hurleoake, and when he shall be possessed of the said close he shall pay to 
his brother and to his sisters Mary and Sarah five pounds apiece and to his 
nster Susanna Hobbs, widow, fifteen pounds. To William Loden's wife of 
Sherborne Castle Town, button -maker, five pounds. If Richard Calpen, 
my kinsman, should come to be in want the said Elias Duffett shall pay 
him twenty shillings a year for his natural life. Other bequests. Wife 
Mary to be executrix. 

Comniission issued to Mary Crumsey wife of Lewis Crumsey '* nepti 
•emel remots prox. consanguin,^ &c. for the reason that Mary Haskett the 
relict had died before taking the burden of the execution &c. 

On the margin is an acknowledgment of the receipt of the original will 
into the Registry of the Supreme Court according to a monition under the 
•eal of the said Court. Lort, 60. 

[This last will was brought into the Court of Delegates (see Records of that 
Court, Liber 4, fo. 48), in a snit of Basket con Crumze. In the Public Record 
oQce, under Delegates Processes, 1699, Hasket con Crumze, Vol. 269, No. 630, 
may be found the Process issued in this case, addressed — ] 

16 Chnealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan* 

Dilecto Nobis in Christo. EliaB Haskett nepoti ex fratre et prox. con- 
saDguineo Eliae Haskett nuper de Henstridge Marsh in Com. Somerset 
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ jn quadam causa Apellaconis et querelaB 
qua coram Eis (t. «. the Judges Delegate) in judicio inter p^fatum Eliam 
Haskett partem Apellan. et Querelan. ex una et Mariam Crumze (uxorem 
Ludovici Crumze) proneptem p'^teusam pTati Haskett defti. partem appel- 
latam et querelatam partibus ex altera etc. 

Dat sub sigillo Supremae Curiae Delegator. nrorum decimo quarto die 
mensis Augusti Aunoq. Regni nostri undecimo (1699). 

[I have little doubt that the plaintiff and appellant in this case was our Elias 
Haskett of Salem, son of Stephen Haskett of Salem then deceased, who had 
already (30 May, 1698) armed himself with proofs of his identity, as appears in 
the Notarial Record Books in the office of the clerk of the courts at Salem, 
Mass. [See N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg., Vol. 30, p. 110, and Essex Institute 
Hist. Coll., Vol. 16, p. 102.] I find this evidence of identity also given in Em- 
merton and Waters*s Gleanings, pp. 52-3. I found that our Elias Haskett was 
commander of the Providence Galley, Whether he was ever the Governor of 
New Providence I cannot say. From one of his sisters our famous Derby 
family derive descent. Hence the baptismal name Elias Hasket in that family. 

I find that there was an earlier legal dispute in this family as shown by Chan- 
cery Bills and Answers, Charles I., H. H. xxl9 ♦65.] 

27 May 1647 Ellis Haskett, of Enson aU Endiston within the parish of 
Henstridge in County Somerset, the elder, yeoman, about fifteen years 
since purchased an estate, for his own life and the lives of his two sons 
William Haskett and Elles Haskett, of and in one copyhold tenement with 
the appurtenances, lying and being in Enson aforesaid, within the manor of 
Henstridge &c, called or known by the name of Brynes tenement or the 
West Living, being of the yearly value of sixteen pounds &c. About tea 
years since the said William Haskett the younger did labor with and ear- 
nestly iutreat and did make use of divers friends to persuade your Orator 
to surrender and yield up (to bar the wife in widowhood &c.) and to settle 
the said William Haskett in said copyhold &c. and estate the said William 
Haskett's wife (in her widowhood &c.) as the said William Haskett should 
afterwards marry &c., the said William Haskett to pay your Orator a yearly 
annuity of ten pounds and give security. 

Surrender was made 31 July 1638. The said William Haskett hath 
(thus) by his marriage obtained a great porcon. The said William now 
most unjustly and unconscionably doth refuse to pay the said annuity. 

Answer of William Haskett, by which it appears that the money paid 
for the estate was not given and paid as his own " moueyes " but by the 
friends of Christian, this defendant's late mother, as part of her portion. 

About ten years ago defendant was imprisoned for debt at Marlborough 

such wife as this defendant now hath he obtained her af- 

fection to marry with him not by reason of his said estate which he hath by 
the Copy of Court Roll aforesaid but by God's goodness and her love and 
affection to him. 

Thomas Hedge citizen and merchant tailor of London, 2 March 18^ 
James, proved 10 April 1623. I give and devise unto Elisha Hedge mine 
eldest son all that close of pasture and arable ground, with the apperte- 
nances, containing by estimation one hundred and sixteen acres or there- 

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aboats, within the field or lordship of Adstone in the County of Northamp- 
ton which I lately purchased of Francis Harby Esq., to hold during the 
term of his natural life (except the dower and title of dower which Alice 
my now wife ought to have in the third part thereof) provided that he the 
said Elisha do pay unto Thomas Hedge, his eldest son, ten pounds every 
year during the life of the said Thomas after that he the said Thomas shall 
accomplish his age of one and twenty years. And after the decease of the 
said Elisha I give and bequeath the said close &c. unto the said Thomas, 
my grandchild, with remainder to William Hedge, another of the sons of 
the said Elisha, and next to the eldest son which the said Elisha shall law- 
fully beget upon the body of any woman which he shall hereafter marry 
&c^ then to the second, third, fourth and fifth sons &c., then to Abraham 
Hedge, my second son &c., and lastly to my right heirs forever. To wife 
Alice one half of that messuage, with garden, closes, homestead &c which 
I hold by lease from the said Francis Harby for the term of six and twen- 
ty years, being in Adstone aforesaid, and all the rents issuing out of three 
tenements which I hold by lease in Hog Lane in the parish of Whitechapel, 
London &c. To son Elisha the other half of the said messuage &c. in 
Adstone. Certain silver to said grandson Thomas Hedge. To said grand- 
son William Hedge my lease &c of the said three tenements in Hog Lane 
after the decease or second marriage of my said wife. Also I give to the 
said William Hedge a silver beaker parcel gilt To Rececca Hedge, daugh- 
ter of the said Elisha, fifty pounds &c. at eighteen. Certain property to 
son Abraham which he useth us a copartner with me. His daughter Deb- 
ora at fourteen. To his wife Debora twenty shillings to buy her a ring. 
To my daughter Rebecca Edes, wife of Mr. Richard Edes, my double bell 
salt of silver and gilt, with the cover. John Edes their son and Rebecca 
E/les their daughter. To my brother Richard Hedge three pounds a year 
for life. His daughter Elizabeth. My brother Robert Hedge and Thomas 
his son, and Abraham, son of the last mentioned Thomas, and Mary and 
Abraham the son and daughter of my said brother Robert. Elizabeth, 
Bobert and John, three other of the children of my said brother Robert 
Hedge. The children of my brother in law John Bringhurst. My wife's 
sister Mrs. Weekes. Her other sisters Cicely Smith and Catherine Gryme. 
Christopher Gryme, husband of the said Catherine, and their children. 
Francis Dryhurst son of the said Cicely Smith. Certain friends in Canons 
Ash by, Drayton, Newnton, London and Adstone. Others in Daventry, 
Kortbampton and Fawesly. The poor of Newenham in Northampton and 
the poor of Adstone. Elizabeth Hedge youngest daughter of my son 
Abraham. John Edes father of my son in law Richard Edes. Their 
mortgage of lands &c. in Wellesborne, Warwickshire. Anne Edes young- 
est daughter of Richard E^es. Wife Alice to be sole executrix and my 
said sons Elisha and Abraham and my brothers in law Mr. Thomas Weekes 
and Mr. Thomas Smith to be overseers. Swann, 34. 

Elizabeth Peacocke of London, widow, 27 July 1620, with codicil, 
proved 17 March 1622. To be buried in the parish church of St. Diouis 
back church in Fanchurch street in London near where my father and 
mother lie buried. Son Robert Peacock. Messuage in Hogaine Lane in 
the parish of St. Mildred's, London. Other tenements and leases. To him 
(inter alia) one of the wrought gilt bowls which was given me when he 
was baptized, the best of my father's pictures &c Said Robert at one and 
twenty. Son John Peacock, houses and lands in Endfield, Middlesex. My 

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daughter Anne Terry and her hasband James Terrie. A pair of lattin 
andirons with iron feet painted. To said daughter Ann Terry (inler alia) 
one of my wrought gilt bowls which was given me when she was bap- 
tized. Upon the marriage of my daughter Deborah with her now husband 
Abraham Hedge I have assured and conveyed my free hold lands, tene- 
ments and hereditaments in Endfield, Middlesex, unto them and to the heirs 
of the body of the said Deborah by the said Abraham Hedge. My grand- 
child Robert Peacocke son of Robert. To the said Deborah two white 
tankards which were my mother's, my ring with the bird and ^* tonne, " a 
cupboard cloth with a border of needlework round about it wherein are 
the grocers' arms and my name, my lesser lattin andirons with brass feet, 
my virginalls (and a lot of other articles). My son John's wife. My grand- 
child Susan, daughter of Ann Terry. My said two daughters Ann and 
Debora. Elizabeth Peacock daughter of my son Robert,' so as she marry 
a man professing the Gospel of Christ now professed and authorized in 
England. A mutton spit. A bird spit. Joined stools. A wainscot chair. 
My cousin Richard Cockes. My cousin Hancockes. My son John's daugh- 
ter Elizabeth. My grandchild Deborah Hedge and Elizabeth Hedge her 
sister. Son Robert*s daughters Ann and Judith. My sister Poynter's son 
John Poynter. My sister's daughter Wenefryd Starkey and Elizabeth 
Starkey, daughter of the said Wynefrid. Josias son of William Barnish. 
My grandchild Elizabeth Terry. My brother Hedge and his wife. My 
cousin William Curties. My cousin Anne Aldon. Mrs. Cotton my pew- 
fellow. Swann, 35. 

Sentence for the confirmation of the above will was promulgated 24 May 
1623 following upon litigation between Robert Peacock, eldest son of the de- 
ceased, of the one part and William Clapham, executor of her will, of the 
other part. Swann, 43. 

Abraham Hedge in the good ship Reformation, 6 July, 1629, proved 16 
June, 1631. Small bequests to the chirurgeon and others on board the ship. 
The residue to my loving mother Elizabeth Raynucke dwelliag in Faun- 
church Street near Algate in London. She to be sole executrix. Proved 
by Elizabeth Raynucke otherwise Rennick, mother and executrix. 

St. John, 70. 

[Abraham Hedge, son of Thomas Hedge, was apprenticed in the Merchant 
Tailors Company, in March, 1605-6. 10 Dec. 1611, Abraham Hedge of St. Mich- 
ael's, CornhlU, married Deborah Peacock of St. Dionis Backchorch, from which 
church she was buried 23 Aug. 1625. Elizabeth Peacock, widow, was burled 
from same church 24 March, 1622-3. Robert Peacocke of St. Mildred's In 
Breadstreete and Elizabeth Curtyce of St. Dionis Backchurch were married 23 
March, 1672-3.— Walter K. Watkins.] 

Richard Warde of Cannons Ashbye in the county of Northampton 
gent 12 September 1630, with codicil added 19 September 1631 (1630?), 
proved 11 November 1631. The poor of the parish of Middleton Che- 
ney. Mr. John Dodd, minister of Fawlseley, and sundry other clergymen. 
My brother William Warde minister of London. My brother Thomas 
Warde of Middleton Cheney. My sister Martha Fosson. My sister Tay- 
ler aU Parris. My sister Hall of Cropready. My sister Warde, my eldest 
brother's wife. My sister Warde, my brother Thomas his wife. My 
brother Richard Tayler als Parris and my brother Richard Fosson. 

I give unto my brother Elisha Hedge of Adson and to my aunt Hedge 
his mother and my cousin Abraham Hedge her son, each of them, a ring 

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of twenty shillings price. To the eight children that I witnessed for at 
their baptism, to each of them twenty shillings, viz^ to Thomas Tayler, my 
brother Tay1er*s eldest son, to a daughter of my sister Fosson's that she 
liad by her Brst husband, to a daughter of Richard Stuchburye*s of Mers- 
ton St. Lawrence, to a child of Tayler's at Merston St Lawrence, to a 
child of Shorte's of the same town, to a child of John Watts of Great Oak- 
ley in Northampton, to a child of William Saterford of the same town and 
to a son of my cousin Thomas Hawten's of Morton Pinckney. My broth- 
er Thomas Warde's children. Every one of my sister Tayler's children 
besides Thomas Tayler, my brother Tayler's eldest son. My sister Fos- 
son's children by both husbands. To each of my brother Hedge his chil- 
dren twenty shillings. All this money (twenty shillings apiece) I desire 
their parents it may be laid out in silver spoons or some other plate for 
their use and benefit. Ten of the most worthy and honest of my fellow 
senrants in the house. The ten pounds a year which my mother gave me, 
daring her life, I give back again to her. A bond from Mrs. Ann Cor- 
bett and Mr. Miles Corbett her son, of Sprowton in Norfolk for the mend- 
ing of the stone cawsey that leadeth from Overthrapp to Banbury. 

All the rest of my goods &c. I give to Francis Ward my mother, whom 
I make sole executrix. The overseers I depute and desire to be my broth- 
er in law Mr. William Hall of Cropreadye and Mr. William Sprigg of 
Banbury. Signed Richard Ward. Witnessed by John Adams, David 
Dnden, Will: Stanborowe. 

The codicil seems addressed to a Thomas Gotten. I give to yourself and 
wife twenty shillings, to your son at Gambridge twenty shillings and to 
your son John ten shillings and to every of your three servants five shil- 
lings. Gifts to Mr. Rogers of Dedham, Mr. Goodwin of Raynham and 
his wife and to others. Mr. Gushing my tajlor of London and his wife. 
Money to come out of Northfolk from Mr. Goodwyn of Raynham. My 
master will owe me for wages &c. My will is at Raynham in a cabinet 
within my chest and the key of the chest is in my desk there, but the key 
of my desk is here at Wenefno, in the box wherein are all my accounts to 
my master, which I hope are perfect. As soon as I am dead send word to 
my mother who lives at Middleton Ghenie within two miles of Banbury, 
a great market, and desire her to send over my brother Thomas and Mr. 
Sprigg of Banbury, who is one of my overseers, and my brother Hall if 
be be able and willing, who is the other of my overseers. Mother to give 
forty shillings to my " cosse " Nicholas Tayler and his wife. Cousin Tho- 
mas Hawten referred to. St John, 116. 

Thomas Palmer citizen and goldsmith of London, 15 February 1612, 
proved 16 May 1614. To be buried in the parish church of Battersey, 
Surrey, where I now dwell. Goods to be divided into three equal parts, 
according to the ancient and laudable use and Gustom of the Gity of Lon- 
don, one part whereof I give to Sara my well beloved wife another part 
to all my children, Thomas, Vincent, William and Sara Palmer, equally 
amongst them to be divided, and to be paid them as they shall accomplish 
and come to their several ages or marriages, according to the Custom of the 
laid Gity, the other third I reserve to myself. The parish of Putney where 
I was bom. To my mother in law Joane Norrington and Anne Win- 
troppe, to Mary Fayreborne, to Martha Harris and Elizabeth Norrington, 
my wife's sisters, to Josua Wintrop, Jarvis Fayreborne and Rici •'•« arris, 
my brother-in-laws, to my cousins Elizabeth Palmer and Susan Hooper, to 

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my loving friends Sasan Powell of Windsor widow, Anne Bodley of Lon- 
don widow and John Manistie of London goldsmith, to every of them a 
ring of gold, of twenty shillings price, with death's heads and two letters 
for my name to be put in every of them, for a remembrance. Wife Sara 
to be my full and whole executrix and my trusty and loving friends Hum- 
fry Phippes of London, merchant, and Richard Brent of London, cloth- 
worker, to be my overseers. Owen Roe a witness. Lawe, 47. 

[The testator evidently married one of the daughters of Vincent Norrington, 
and another daughter, Anne, was the wife of Joshua Wlnthrop. The widow, 
Sarah Palmer, must have afterwards become the wife of John Whittingham 
whose will (1619) I gave in my Gleanings for July, 1895 (p. 883 of Req.). Mr. 
Whittingham named wife Sara, brother in law Joshua Winthrop and sons in 
law Thomas, Vincent and William Palmer (the three sons named in Thomas 
Palmer's will). The readers of the Register should make a correction in John 
Whittingham's will by inserting a comma between Thomas and Vincent on the 
nineteenth line. 

It may be well to give here an extract which I made 15 May, 1885, from one 
of the Egerton MSS. (No. 2408) in the British Museum, containing Admissions 
to the Freedom of the city of London (temp.) Hen. VIII., Edw. VI. The 
membrane was in sad condition but I was able to make out the following. The 
date, I think, was either 35 or 37 H. VIII.— H. F. Waters.] 

Bisshoppisgate, Willmus Wyntropp filius Adam Wyntropp civis et ffuller 
London venit cora camerario tercio decimo die ffebruarii anno predco et 
petit admitti in lit>tatem predcam ac eam gaudere eo q'd ipe legittimis est 
et natus fuit etc. (infra li15tatem predcam) et hoc post admissionem pris in 
eandem ut JohSs Evans gard. Ricus Plumer Reginaldus Raynsby Johgs 
Clarke cloth workers Willfiius Johnson Inholder et Johe? Burnell skynner 
cives et vicini premissa testantur £t sic sup hoc idm Willmus admissus 
fuit in libtatem predcam et iuratus coram camerario eisdem die et anno £t 
admissio patet. M. nono die Septembris anno regis Henrici octaui decimo 
octauo et dat etc. Egerton MS. 2408. 

[Against this on the margin is written zviii<^, which I suppose to be the fee. 
I take it that the last clause in the above is a memorandum showing the date of 
the father*s admission to the freedom of the city. — II. F. W.] 

Edward Linzee of Portsmouth, Southampton, apothecary, 23 Febru- 
ary 1782, proved 25 June 1782. I give one undivided moiety of my farm 
called East Standen Farm in the parish of Arreton in the Isle of Wight 
unto my daughter Dame Susanna the wife of Sir Samuel Hood, Baronet. 
All my undivided third part of a messuage or tenement situate and being 
at Catherington, in the said County of Southampton, and now in the occu- 
pation of my said son in law Sir Samuel Hood I give unto my said daugh- 
ter Dame Susanna Hood. All my messuage, tenement or dwelling house 
situate opposite the Governor's Garden in Portsmouth, in the occupation of 
my daughter Sarah Hollwall widow, I give unto my said daughter Sarah 
Hollwall. The other moiety of my said farm called East Standen Farm I 
give unto my son Robert Linzee Esq. All the other real estate unto my 
son Edward Linzee. I give thirteen hundred pounds stock, being part of 
my interest or share in the three per cent Bank Consolidated Annuities, 
unto my daughter Ann the wife of Thomas Monday of Newington Butts 
in the County of Surrey, Esq., also the sum of sixty pounds in money to 
be paid to her within three months next after my decease. I give also to 
my (laughter Sarah Hollwall one thousand pounds stock, being the other 
part or share in the three per cent Bank Consolidated Annuities. To my 

1899.] Chnealogical Gleanings in England. 21 

grandson Henry Hood Esq. I give two hundred pounds lawful money, to be 
paid within three months next after my decease. To my daughter Dame 
Susanna Hood all my furniture in the house at Catherington. I give one 
thousand pounds stock (consols) unto my grand daughter Sarah Sone, to be 
paid at her age of twenty one years or day of marriage, the income and 
dividend in the meantime to be applied towards the maintenance, benefit 
and education of my said grand daughter, and in case my son in law Samuel 
Sone, the father of my said grand daughter Sarah Sone, shall refuse to per- 
mit and suffer her to be and continue under the care, direction and manage- 
ment of my executor then the said dividends shall be added to and accumu- 
late with the said one thousand pounds &c The rest and residue of my 
personal estate I leave to my son Edward Linzee and 1 appoint him to be 
executor. Gostling, 299. 

[Edward Linzee, the testator, names daughter Dame Susanna, wife of Sir 
&unuel Hood, baronet. Samuel, bom 12 Dec. 1724, son of the Rev. Samuel 
Hood, Vicar of Butleigh, Somerset, and Thomcomb, Devon, married 15 Aug. 
1749, Susanna, daughter of Edward Linzee, apothecary of Portsmouth, England, 
by whom he bad a son, Henry. He was made a baronet in 1778 ; In 1781 he op- 
posed the French fleet of De Grasse ; In 1782 he became an Irish peer, Baron of 
Catherington. In 1793 the port of Ton Ion with the French fleet surrendered to 
him. 27 March, 1795, his wife was created a peeress of England ; 1 June, 1796, 
he was created a peer of Great Britain as Viscoant Hood of Whitley, Warwick. 
He died 27 Jan. 1816, his wife having died 25 May, 1806. His grandson Samuel 
Hood married Charlotte Mary, daughter of William Ist, Earl Nelson, and suc- 
ceeded his great uncle Alexander 1st, Viscount Bridport. 

The sword of Capt. John Linzee, in the Massachusetts Historical Society's 
collection, was attached to a wood tablet, in 1859, on which were carved the 
Linzee arms, '' gules a fesse chequy, argent and azure between three stars in 
chief, and a hunting horn in base, of the second." These arms are those of 
Lindsay, KirlLforther, Scotland. — Walter K. Watkins.] 

George Meriman, citizen and cooper of London, 31 October 1655, 
proTed 19 May 1656. I do give unto my son Nathaniel Merriman, now 
resident in New England, the sum of ten pounds of lawful English money; 
and unto my daughter Elizabeth Norman, whom I hare already advanced 
in marriage with Master John Norman, I give twenty shillings to buy her 
a ring in remembrance of my love. My servant Henry Allison (b serve 
out the remainder of his time of apprenticeship with my son John Mer- 
riman. The residue to son John whom I do hereby make and ordain full 
and sole executor &c. Berkley, 175. 

Alexander Bisbie citizen and Salter of London, 17 July 1625, proved 
14 September 1629. St. Lawrence parish where I dwell. Ashton in the 
parish of Oundle where I was bom. To my well beloved wife the house 
wherein I now dwell called the White Hart, in Catt-Eaton Street, London. 
My brother William shall have his dwelling in one part of it, with the shop 
and warehouse, for twenty pounds per annum. After my wife's decease I 
give said house to my brother William, if living, otherwise to his children. 
My elder brother Philip Bisbie's four children. My sister Waker (to her 
own use) and her five children. Brother John's five children. Brother 
William's five children, Phebe, Elizabeth, Mary, Hester and Hannah. 
Mary Bisbie, my brother William's daughter whom I keep. The company 
of Salters. Mr. Davenport. Mr. Wilson of Stratford Avon. Mr. Dodd. 
Mr. Cleaber. Mr. Wheatley. My cousin Trapp. Mr. Symon Trapp. Mr. 
Smith of Oundle minister. And ten other faithful ministers in want. Rob- 
ert Handforth and Joane. My mother Smith. My uncle Henry Smith. 

22 Qenealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

My sister Waker and my cousin John Waker. Hannah Waker. My cousin 
Nathaniel Waker. I make my wife and my brother William executors. 
Proved by Mary Bisbie the relict and William Bisbie a brother. 

Ridley, 79. 

[It was this Mary Bisbie, relict and executrix of the above, who became the 
second wife of George Wyllis of Feni-Compton and of New England. See 
my wills relating to that family. — H. F. W.] 

Isaac Mather of St. Leonard Shoreditch, Middlesex, weaver, 8 Janu- 
ary 1718, proved 12 January 1720. To brother Jacob Mather two hun- 
dred and fifty pounds, together with all my household goods &c. To my 
brothers Joseph and Benjamin one hundred pounds each. To the widow 
of my late brother Jeremiah Mather deceased, now in New England, and 
to her daughters the sum of fifty pounds. To my nephew Joseph Mather, 
son of the said Jeremiah, fifty pounds. In case he shall not be living at 
the time of my decease then 1 do give and devise the same unto his said 
mother and sisters. To my three half brothers James, Robert and Obediah 
Mathers twenty pounds each. Richard, Beujamin, John and Nathan, the 
four sons of my brother Abraham Mather deceased, and Mary his daughr 
ter. To my cousin Jeremiah Mather and to his sod Isaac Mather one full 
sixteenth part of a ship or vessell called the Kiogstone, whereof is at pre- 
sent master or commander one Thomas Mustard. To my cousin John Ma- 
son ten pounds. To Thomas Crompton, brother of Matthew Crompton 
deceased, ten pounds. Brother Jacob Mather and trusty frieuds James 
Lowder of the said parish apothecary and Thomas Eastham of the same 
parish weaver to be executors. Buckiugham, 12. 

[The testator names '' cousin" Jeremiah Mather. In the January number of 
the Registeu, for 1881, page 89, the writer of this note instituted an inquiry as to 
Jeremiah Mather, who married Hannah, daughter of Joseph Riggs, of Roxbury, 
but received no answer. 

Subsequently, the petition of this man, found by me in the Mass. Archives, 
Book 100, page 268, was printed in the Register for 1882, pages 402-3. 

Mr. Mather states that by the blowing up of a house near the place where he 
was at worlt endeavoring to extinguish a fire, '*he was sore bruised, and wound- 
ed, his thigh bone fractured, and was at length taken up in appearence, almost 
dead, liaving lay en some space of time in that cold season undiscovered"; [It 
being in the mouth of December] " and was under the Docto" hands for cure 
by the space of sevcrall months afterwards to his very great cost and charge, 
neere what his yearcs salary doth amount unto, which was the chcif e of what 
his dependence was on for a livelihood, and is likely to be always lame in that 

** In Ans'to this petition the magis*" Judge meet to order the Treasure' of 
the Country to pay y^ peticon' tenn pounds in Country pay their brethren the 
deputyes hereto Consenting." But, for some reason, the deputyes did not con- 
sent. See Drake's Boston, page 443. William B. Trask.] 

John Custis of New Romney, Kent, gentleman, 21 August 1704, 
proved 27 October 1704. To my loviug daughter Elizabeth, the wife of 
John Matthews, living in Acamaclc in Virginia, one hundred pounds. To 
my loving daughter Ann, the wife of Richard Kiug of New Romney, Kent, 
gentleman, for her own separate use &c., one huudred pounds. To every 
one of her children fifty pounds at one and twenty. The residue to my 
loving son in law the said Richard King whom I make sole executor. And 
I do desire my loving kinsman Mr. Arnold King of Bromley, Kent, gen^, 
to be trustee and j^rdian for my said daughter King and her children. 
And I do also desire my very good friend Mr. Arthur Bayly of Mile £nd. 

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liiddlesex, Esq. to be trastee for my said daughter Elizabeth and to receive 
the legacj I have hereby given to her and to retarn the same to her the 
safest and most beneficial way he can. Ashe, 196. 

Judith Hall of the Precinct of St Katherines near the Tower of Lon- 
don widow, 15 August 1664, proved 13 February 1665. Reference to will 
of late husband Thomas Hall deceased. Son Timothy Hall. Son Thomas 
Hall. Son Joseph Hall. Sister Avelyn Lbter. Cousin Anne Smith. Mr. 
Samuel Slater the elder and Mr. Richard Kentish. Mico, 25. 

[Mrs. Judith Hall was the widow of that Thomas whose will appeared in my 
Gleanings for October 1893 (Hbg., Vol. 47, p. 506). He had a brother David in 
Gloucestershire and a brother John Hall in New England, 1662.— H. F. W.] 

Thovas Allen of London, apprentice to Greorge Denham citizen and 
leatherseller of London, 13 August 1643, proved 16 February 1646. To 
my sister Elizabeth Allen now the wife of Robert Bircham one hundred 
pounds, to be paid by twenty pounds a year until satisfied. I give and be- 
queath unto my brother Bozoune, now in New England, the full sum of ten 
pounds of current money and do hereby forgive him all which he oweth 
me, which is six and twenty pounds. To my brother William all my houses 
and lands, both free and copyhold, called Coopers and Olds, to him and his 
heirs forever. Said brother William to be sole executor. Fines, 30. 

[The will of William Allen, another brother of our Bozoune Allen, was given 
in my Gleanings for July 1892 (pp. 331-2 of Register, Vol. 46). I see that the 
name Birtham in that will becomes Bircham in this. For Peter Mentys in that 
win read Peter Mentys.— H. F. W.] 

Datid Jeffertes of Taunton, Somerset, merchant, 6 October 1690, 
proved 2 January 1690. To be buried in the yard belonging to the Bap- 
tist Meeting House in Poles Street in Taunton and a broad gravestone, in 
convenient time after my decease to be laid out upon my grave. To loving 
wife Dorothy one hundred pounds, for which my son Joseph Jefieryes is to 
give bond to a friend in trust for her, to pay her six pounds per annum in- 
terest during her natural life. And after her decease I give the said one 
hundred pounds to my two youngest children then living. To son Abel 
Jefferyes thirty pounds. I give unto my son David Jefieryes of New Eng- 
land the sum of five shillings, to be paid when demanded. To my son Jo- 
seph five shillings to be paid when demanded. Wife Dorothy and my two 
daughters Sarah and Hester Jefieryes to be joynt executrixes, unto whom I 
give all my household goods, leases &c. Vere, 9. 

[The son David Jefferyes referred to in this will as of New England must have 
been tliat David JelHies'of Boston, merchant, who married 15 September 1686 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Usher. — H. F. W.] 

Robert Worte of St Mary Magdalen, Barmondsey, Surrey, feltmaker, 
23 October 1625, proved 16 January 1625. Sou Gilbert Worte at four 
and twenty. My three daughters Jane, Mary and Elizabeth Worte at one 
and twenty or days of marriage. The children of my brother William 
Toggey and Mawde my sister. The children of my brother John Worte 
deceased. My cousin John Toggey. The poor of the parish of St. Olave 
in Southwark and of St. Mary Magdalen. Mr. Mulloyne preacher of God's 
word. I give unto my friend Tymothie Hatherly the sum of forty shil- 
lings as a remembrance of my love. Wife Joane to be sole executrix. 

Hele, 4. 

24 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

Thomas Croplet of Cambridge, in the Diooese of Ely, Master of 
Arts, 24 November 1607, approved 15 February 1608. Wife Anne. 
Eldest son Thomas. Mr. Richard Fozecrofte my brother in law, Mr. 
Thomas Brooke my brother in law, Luke Cropley my brother &a The 
messuage wherein I now dwell, called the Taberd, in St. Clement Parish 
in Cambridge, which I purchased of my brother in law Mr. Christopher 
Hodson. My younger son Luke Cropley. My eldest daughter Anne 
Cropley. Debora and Easter Cropley, two other of my daughters. 

I give unto Alice Cropley and Mabell Cropley, my two daughters, and to 
their heirs forever all those four tenements and one garden ground, some- 
times one messuage and a garden, with their appurtenances, lying jointly 
together in the parish of All Saints within the town of Cambridge which I 
lately purchased of Edmond Bendishe, gentleman, and Mary his wife and 
Abraham Mellowes and Martha his wife &c. 

My two youngest daughters Sara and Margaret Cropley. Messuages in 
King's Lynn, Norfolk. Mrs. Alice Bownde my natural mother. My father 
in law Mr. Doctor Bownde. My said mother his wife. My cousin Mr. 
Doctor Aglionbye. My sister Foxcrofte. My sister Brooke. My cousins 
Mr. Robert Cropley and Mr. John Cropley, his son. Thomas Cropley the 
son of my brother Luke. The poor scholars of Clare Hall in Cambridge 
of which company I once was. St. Mary's parish in Ely where I was born. 
The bequest of Mr. William Brydon deceased in his last will. 

Dorset, 13. 

[The Cropley family were of Cambridgeshire, in the vicinity of Cambridge, 
especially in the parishes of Chesterton and Swaffham Bulbeck. A marriage 
license was granted in 1580, to Ales'". Bownd, S. T. B., of Cambridge and Alice 
Cropley of Ely; also to Kd. Foxcroft, M.A., and Alice Hodson; in 1579, to 
Christ^ Hudsonne and Mabel Bland. 1601, 17 Sept., Mr. John Eglombey and 
Kath. Foxcrofte were married at Girton; John Cropley was rector in 1612. 
1 July, 1625, Mris Anne ux Mr. Dr. Cropley buried. 22 Nov., 1625, Mr. Dr. 
Cropley and Mris Mercy Veutris were married. 1629, Dec. 16, John Cropley, 
D.D., buried. — Walter K. Watkin's.] 

Henry Fielding of King and Queen County in Virginia, gentleman, 
26 October 1704, proved 27 November 1712. I give and bequeath unto 
John Adamson my plantation which I bought of John Durratt and the 
sum of thirty pounds and two suits of my wearing apparel. I also give 
him his freedom after he has received all the Bills of Exchange and tobacco 
for this ensuing year. To John and Mary Howell twenty pounds each. 
To Madam Mary Lane, Ck)l. Gawin Corbin and Mad°* Jane Corbin ten 
pounds each to buy them mourning. To my cousin Francis Thompson in 
England twenty pounds. To Jane Wilson, daughter of Mad°* Jane Cor- 
bin, ten pounds. Mr. John Story. To my dear daughter Frances Field- 
ing all the residue of my estate, both real and personal, in England and 
Virginia. But if she die before attaining the age of twenty one years or 
marriage then I give all my whole estate to be equall divided between my 
dear mother Mada*" Francis Fielding and John and Mary Howell, son 
and daughter to my late dear wife. But if my mother should die before 
my daughter or my estate be divided that part I give to my cousin Francis 
Thompson and the children of his body lawfully begotten. In case my 
negro ship or ships should arrive from the Royal African Company &c. 
Col. Gawin Corbin shall have the whole sales and management of that 
affair to his own use. My dear mother Madam Frances Fielding, Arthur 
Baly Esq. and Mr. Francis Thompson in England, Col. Gawin Corbin and 
Mr. John Story in Virginia to be executors. Barnes, 208. 

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Robert Elwell of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, and Two 
Generations of His Descendants. 

Compiled bv Rev. Jacob Thomas Elwell, late Missionarj to Burxnah ; 
e'dited and revised by Rev. Chaklss Henby Pope. 

Robert Elwell is known to have been a resident of Dorchester, in 
the Colony of Massachusetts Bay (now a part of the city of Boston) in 
the year 1634. No documentary evidence has come to light to show his 
fiunOy connections, social estate or occupation. In the Dorchester Town 
Records for Sept. 1, 1634, we read: '^It is ordered that the Lott which 
was graunted formerly to John Rocket shall be transferred to Robert El- 
way" [Elwell]. 

On a map of certain lots in town, printed in the book of Records, we 
may see lot No. 49 marked for J. Rocket; and No. 74, 3 acres, marked 
E. Elwell. 

Jan. 2, 1637. <<It is ordered that Mr. Holland and Robert Elwell shall 
hare that slip of upland and marsh lyeing from the further Corner of 
Mr. Richards lott to their houses leaving a free passige for carts, or any 
other Carriadges that way." 

^ It is ordered that Mr. Holland have all the rest of the marsh to the 
pyne necke after 4 akers grauuted to Good : Greeuway and one aker more 
to be reserved to the disposall of the Plantation. Mr. Glover and Good : 
Gaylor to lay it out." 

^ It is ordered that Robert Elwell shall have two acres of marsh at Mr. 
Ludlow necke." 

^ It is ordered that Robert Elwell, Bray Wilkeins, Henery Way, James 
Priest, shall have allotments at Mannings Moone." 

^ March 18th It is ordered that all the hoame lotts and great 

lotts shall be sufficiently fenced against swine and great cattle p' the 25 
of this month, on payne of thre shillings for every goad found defective, to 
be levied p' distresse, besides damedges." 

In the lists of allotments at the Neck and Cows Pasture we find Robert 
£1 weirs to be : In the Neck, 2 akers, 2 qurs. 39 rodes. In the rest of 
the division of the laud : 2 akers, 2 qurs. 39 rodes. The 3d of April, 
1638, *'It is ordered that the allotment which was formerly graunted on 
Mannings Moon shall be 8 akers to James Priest the rest to Robert Elwell 
in pt'e of his great lott." 

June 8, 1640. *' John Holland hath sold unto Mr. Mather all his Com- 
mons at the great neck which is eight akers 3 qutrs 79 Rodes beeing his 
owne p'portion of right there, and also Robert El wells which he pur- 

These are all the allusions to Robert Elwell found in the Records ; he 
may have been mentioned in the earlier pages, long ago lost from the book, 
in which were recorded the land grants and acts of the proprietors before 

The last record may refer to a sale made at the time of his removal 
from town. 

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26 Elwell Family in America. [Jan. 

In the Records of The Colony we find the following references to Robert 
Elwell : 

'^1635. Ang. 4th. Att the Court holden att Newtowne [Cambridge] 
John Holland, being att the Eastward, affirmeth that Mr. Thonaas Wonnar- 
ton threatned to sinke his boate if he would not pay him a debt that Henry 
Way ought him, & called him roage & Knave, & said they were all soe in 
the Bay, & that hee hoped to see all their throates catt, & that hee could 
find in his heart to begin with him, & thereupon strucke him upon the 
head ; and when the said Holland tonld him, if Way ought him any money 
hee might recover it by lawe, to wch Wonnarton answered that they had 
noe lawe for them but to sterve them ; the like Bray Wilkinson & Robert 
Ellwell witnesseth against Wonarton ; whereupon it was ordered that the 
said Wonarton should putt in sufficient suryties for his good behavr, & in 
the mean tyme to remaiue in durance." 

" 1636/7. March 7. A capias was graunted to John Stretton to bring 
Kibbe & Elwell before the Governor." 

1640, May 13. ** Psons made free the 13th of the 3th mo. 1640." 
Among the 144 persons who then became freemen of the Colony, or citi- 
zens in the fullest sense, capable of voting at General elections and being 
eligible for election to the General Court, etc., stands the name of Robert 
Elwell. In order to become a Freemen of the Colony one must, at that 
day, be a member of one of the churches in the Colony, and be recom- 
mended by his minister or some other man of standing as a man of good 
character and loyalty ; and an oath was administered to each man on his 
entering the honorable list, pledging him to fidelity and service to the gov- 
ernment of the Colony. 

His name may be found in one more record of the Massachusetts Court: 
" 1647. At a session of ye Courte of Eleccon, begunne the last 4th day 
of ye 8 month, 1647. 

In ans'r. to ye peticon of Robert Elwell, Wm. Browne, & Mr. Dad- 
bridge, a review was graunted of an accon between them & Mr. Tuttle, at 
ye next Court of Assistants, so as they give him fowerteene dayes notice 

Not far from the time when he became a freeman of the Colony Robert 
Elwell removed from Dorchester to Salem, as is seen in town records. 

He appears as an owner of land in Gloucester in the second month 
(April) 1642, when he bought of Mr. Milward "two acres of upland lying 
in the harbor, between the lots of John Collins and Zebulon Hill, and run- 
ning from his house northerly over the next swamp." This lot was situated, 
as Babson believes, a little east of what is now Centre street. In 1651 he 
had a grant of " Stage Neck," now called Rock Neck. His will specifies 
the location of other lands he owned. He was counted a citizen of Salem 
till he actually resided at Gloucester. Children were there baptized until 
the close of 1641, and his name is on the list of members of the church in 
1643. Not far from 1649 [in the opinion of Perley Derby] he made his 
home in Gloucester ; and in that year was chosen one of the selectmen. 
The General Court appointed him one of the two ^* commissioners to end 
small causes" in Gloucester, in 1651, and he did considerable business in 
this judicial position. He was a member of the committee to erect a new 
meeting-house in 1664. We are fortunate in possessing 

The Will of Bobert Elwell, the Immigrant, 

I Robert Elwell of Gloucester in the County of Essex In New England being 
by Grod's providence cast upon my Bed of sicknesse & weaknesse & not lowing 

1899.] Hlwell Family in America. 27 

how neare the time of my departure oat of this world may be & withal knowing 
it to be the mind & will of God that a man should Set his honse in order before 
li^ dye do therefore in order to the disposing of my estate & Goods make 
knowne & declare this my last Will and Testament in manner & fforme follow- 
ing. Imprims I give & bequeath unto my eldest Sonne Samuel Elwell the House 
I now dwell in together with all the Barnes & buildings neare adjoyneing 
which are mine and not otherwise hereafter disposed off. as also all the Neck 
of Land whereupon my said House standeth except what is hereafter disposed 
of to my Sonne Thomas and all the rest of my Land & Meadow both here & at 
the Eastern Poynt and little good Harbour & elsewhere except only what is 
hereafter bequeathed to my sonnes John and Thomas otherwise except what is 
hereafter excepted I give all my Sayd Housing & Lands above expressed to him 
my sayd sonne Samuel and his Heires forever provided always & it is my will 
9l meaning that my sayd sonne Samuel shall maintaine myself & his mother my 
wife during the terme of our Natural lives with convenient & sufQcient mayn- 
tenance both for clothing & dyet & washing (it always being understood that 
our bedding & household we doe not dispose but make use of it for our selves 
whilst we Uve as we see meet) but otherwise he shall provide us & find both his 
mother and myself e with the abovesayd necessaryes of food & Rayment during 
our Natural Lives sufficiently & also wood for firing convenient & all other 
necessarys & attendance both in sicknesse & health & so to enter upon the im- 
provement of my sayd Living when I shall appoynt him in case I live & in case 
I now dye to enter upon the sayd Living presently after my decease. Also I do 
hereby give & bequeath unto my sayd sonne all my carts ploughs & tackling 
belonging unto them & all my other Tools for carrying on the worke abovesayd. 
Item I give and bequeath nnto my sonne Jolm Elwell three Acres of my 
meadow at little good Harbour to him and his Heirs forever. Item I give unto 
my sonne Isaac Elwell my cloake after my decease. Item I give & bequeath 
nnto my sonne Joseph a yeareling steer after my decease. Item I give & be- 
queath nnto my sonne Thomas Elwell the Half acre of Land with the orchyard 
his House standeth upon and one Acre of meadow or Marsh at Starke naught 
Harbour (so commonly called) and also one yeareling after my decease to injoy 
the abovesayd to him his Heirs Execnts. Admins, or Assignes for ever. Item I 
give & bequeath unto my Daughter Deliber* a Two yeare old Heifer after my 
decease. Item I give & bequeath unto Samuel Elwell my grandsonne all that my 
house & Land bis Father now liveth in & upon lying & being Situate on the 
other side of the River or Harbour in Glocester af oresayd fower Acres of said 
Land being upland adjoining neare sayd House & two Acres being meadow and 
lying by the Cutt to him & his Heires for ever & in case the sayd Samuel my 
Grand Sonne doe dye without Heires it shall then fall to my next eldest Grand- 
sonne & so in the like Case of Mortality from one to another of my Grand- 
sonnes. And this my sayd Grand Son Samuel to have after my decease and to 
pay twenty shillings unto his grandmother my wife. Item I give & bequeath 
nnto my Grand Sonne Robert Elwell who now lives with me all my quarter 
part of my Katch in case he abides with his father and help him. And the sayd 
Robert shall pay unto his sayd Grandmother my wife the full summ of foure 
pounds after my decease. Item I give & bequeath all my wearing Apparell to 
my Sonnes to be divided equally amongst them after my decease. Item I give 
4 bequeath all my household stuffe or Goodes such as Bedding pots pewter 
Brasse stooles & Chayres or Chests & Boxes unto all my Children to be equally 
divided amongst them after my decease & the decease of my wife. And where- 
as it is above expressed that my sonne Samuel shall have my House I now dwell 
in after my decease my will & meaning is so long only as my wife aforesayd & 
hee my sayd sonne do agree & like to live together. But if there be any dis- 
agreement betweene them & that his sayd mother like wrather to live by her 
selfe, I doe hereby declare it to be my mind & will fully that then my sayd son 
shall depart the House & leave it to his mother & shee shall injoy it to her owne 
peculiar use & behoof during her Naturall Life he still providing for her in all 
Respects as abovesayd during her terme of Life. Also whereas it is above ex- 
pressed that my sonne Samuel shall have this my living abovesayd to him & 
his Heirs forever my will & meaning is & I do hereby appoynt my Grandsonne Rob- 
ert (son of sayd Samuel) that now liveth with me to be the next Immediate Heir 
nnto this my Sayd Living after his ffother my sayd son Samuel to injoy the 

♦ DoUiver. 

28 Elwell Family in America. [Jan. 

same to him & his Heires for ever and in case the sayd Robert doe die without 
Heire it shal then fall to the next eldest of my Grandsonnes surviving & so in 
like case of mortality from one to another to the next eldest of my Grandsonnes 
surviving. Item I give unto my Grand sonne William Elwell (sonne to my 
Sonne Josiah deceased) a calf e of this yeares breeding Item I give & bequeath 
unto my deare & loving wife two Milch Cowes for her owne peculiar use & to 
dispose of as shee shall see meet & doe also order my son Samuel to provide & 
bring home ffodder for them during the term of her natural Life & in case he 
does not provide for them as abovesayd it shall be in the power of my Execu- 
tors to take away one acre of the meadow at the eastern poynt for the purpose 
above sayd Item I give & bequeath unto my wife the use & benefit of of the 
Garden by my now dwelling House to have & improve as she shall see meet 
during the terme of her natural Life And all the rest of my Cattell not here 
disposed off both Cowes & oxen & other younger Cattell I give unto my Sonne 
Samuel Elwell except only what may be for the discharging of my debts & 
charges of my executors concerning the ordering of my estate in disposing & 
distributing & other necessary expenses that they may be at one way or another 
about the same. Also I leave all my household Goodes with my wife for her use 
during her Naturall Life & after her decease to be distributed as above sayd. 
And that this my last Will and Testament may be truly performed I doe intreat 
my deare & well beloved Friend Mr John Emerson & Jeffrey Parsons Sen. to be 
the Executors of this my last will & Testament & doe hereby constitute 
ordayne authorize & Impower them In all Respects the sayd Executors to see 
It fully executed & performed. 

And furthermore I doe give two ewe sheep to my wife & the rest of them to 
my sonne Samuel Also I doe give my Horse to my wife to have the use of it 
during her natural Life & my sonne Samuel to provide him winter meat. And 
my Colt I give unto my sonne Samuel. And In case my sonne Samuel doe not 
provide Comfortably for his sayd mother my wife according to what Is above 
expressed I doe hereby Authorize & Impower my sayd executors to take away 
& to order & dispose of the sayd Living & Cattell given to my sonne to any 
whom they shall see meet for my wife's Comfortable subsistence as abovesayd 
during her Naturall Life. And for the full Confirmation of this my last Will 
and Testament I have hereunto set my Hand & Scale the fiveteenth day of this 
Instant May Anno. Dom. one thousand six hundred & eighty three. 

Sealed & Subscribed raif at i 

In the p'sence of us L»kal.j 

The marke of O John Row Sen. The marke of 3J Robert Elwell 

Ruth Emerson Jun. 
John Row & Ruth Emerson made oath in Court at Salem the 26 of June 
1688: that they were present & did see the said Robert Elwell signe scale & 
declare the above written to be his last will & testament, & that he was then 
to their best understanding of good understanding & that they signed as wit- 
nesses to the above written. Attest Hilliard Veren Cler. 

The inventory bringa out no points of special interest. 

The will of Alee, widow of Robert Elwell, dated IMarch 24, 1690-1, 
bequeathed her estate to her five daughters, to be equally divided between 
them, except that Alee Bennett should have a small Iron Kettle. The 
inventory mentions the two cows and two sheep mentioned in her husband's 
will, and some money due her from Samuel Elwell, with a few other items ; 
and refers to an agreement made with her two sons, Samuel and Robert 
Leach. Admin. June 30, 1691. 

1. Robert* Elwell, married first, , Joane ; she died 

March 31, 1675. He married second, May 29, 1676, Alee, widow 

of Leach, who survived him, and died April 10, 1691. He 

died May 18, 1683. 
Children : 

2. i. Samuel,* b. in Dorchester about 1G36.' 

ii. "Second Child," bapt. at Salem, Aug. 28, 1G39; d. ae. 6 mos. 
8. ill. John,* bapt. at Salem, 23(11)1689-40. 
4. iv. Isaac,* bapt. at Salem, 27(12)1641-2. 

1899.] Mwell Family in America. 29 

6. v. JOSIAH.* 
6. Ti. JOSKFH.* 

tU. Saba,* b. uid d. in 1651. 
Till. Sarah,* b. May 12, 1652 ; d. Ang. 26, 1655. 
7. Ix. Thomas,* b. Nov. 12, 1654. 

X. Jacob,* b. June 10, 1657; d. l^Iay 21, 1658. 
xi. Richard,* bapt. April 11, 1658. 
xii. Mart,* m. Samuel DoUiver, of Gloacester. Children : 

1. Samuel Dolliver, b. Jnly 9, 1658. 

2. Mary DoUiver, b. March 26, 1662. 

3. Bichard Dolliver, b. April 18, 1665. 

4. Sara Dolliver, b. Dec. 10, 1667. 
6. John DoUiver, b. Sept. 2, 1671. 

2. Samuel' Elwell (Boberi^), bom at Dorchester, in 1635 or 1636, 
married Esther, daughter of Osman or Osmond Dutch and Grace, 
his wife. He sold June 21, 1678, land given him by his father-in- 
law. Grace, widow of Osmond Dutch, sold to her son-in-law 
Samuel Elwell, Sen., a tract of salt marsh at Little Good Harbour, 
June 30, 1694. Alice Mecham, of Ipswich, widow; Grace Hodg- 
skins,of Ipswich (who had sons, Thomas and Christopher, in 1704) ; 
and Mary, wife of Joseph Elwell, Samuel's brother, were also 
daughters of Mr. Dutch. 

Samuel Elwell was one of the signers to the agreement with 
Rev. John Emerson about the town gnst-mill, in May, 1664; and, 
in the year 1695, being then 60 years old, he deposed to the docu- 

He resided at Gloucester. He died about 1697. The widow 
died Sept. 6, 1721, aged about 82 years. 


8. i. Samukl,* b. March 14, 1659. 

9. ii. Jacob,' b. Aug. 10, 1662. 

10. iii. Robert,* b. Dec. 13, 1664. 
It. Esther,' b. Aug. 25, 1667. 

T. Sarah,' b. and d. in 1670. 

11. vi. Ebkxezer,' b. Feb. 29, 1670-1. 

Tii. Hannah,' b. Aug. 11, 1674; m. Jan. 2, 1695, Joseph Gardner. 
Tiii. Euzabeth,' b. July 30, 1678. 

12. ix. Thomas.' His house-lot in Gloucester is referred to in the descrip- 

tion of the location of his brother Ebenezer's. 

3. John* Elwell (JRobert^), bapdred at Salem, 23(11 )1 639-40, married 
Oct. 1, 1667, Jane Duriu. He resided at Salem till about 1677; 
bad grants of land in Gloucester, in 1677 and 1707. March 14, 
1677, he sold land at the South Harbour in Salem to William 
Pinson, of Salem, fisherman, premises adjoining those of William 
Hollingsworth, which he had bought Not. 12, 1670, of John Clif- 
ford, rope-maker. He sold a tract of land at Long Beach to his 
son-in-law, John Smith, Jr., Feb. 6, 1702; and one at the Head of 
the Cape, June 12, 1707, to Richard Tarr. He was captured by 
the Indians, and died in captivity in February, 1710. Administra- 
tion was granted to his only son, John, Jan. 19, 1712. 
Children : 

IS. i. John,' b. Oct. 14, 1668. 
il. Jane,' b. Nov. 23, 1671. 
ili. Susanna,' b. at Gloucester, April 24, 1678. 
iv. Mary,' b. Feb. 9, 1680. 
V. Christian,' b. May 16, 1683 ; m. 1st, William Sampson, of Newbury ; 

m. 2d, Feb. 24, 1712>3, James Smith, of Preston, Conn. 
vL FSNXLOFB,' b. and d. Aug. 6, 1688. 

30 Slwell Family in America. [Jan. 

4. Isaac' Elwell (Robert^), bapt at Salem, 27(12)1641-2, a sea- 

captain, married Mehitabel, daaghter of Thomas and Mary (Gren- 
away) Miliett, who was born at Dorchester 14(1)1641 ; she died in 
Gloucester, Sept. 28, 1699. He married second, Dec. 16, 1702, 
Mrs. Mary (Prince) Rowe, daughter of Thomas Prince, and widow of 
Hugh Rowe; she died March 3, 1723, aged about 65 years. He re- 
sided in Gloucester, on what is now known as High street. He joined 
with the other sons-in-law and children of Thomas Millett in an 
agreement about the division of property, Sept 27, 168^. He sold 
to his son, Joshua Elwell, cordwainer, one acre of land at Glouces- 
ter, May 21, 1709, his wife Mary joining in the deed. He died 
Oct. 14, 1715. 

Administration on his estate was granted to his second son, 
Joshua Elwell (the eldest son having declined the trust), March 11, 
1722-3. Distribution was made to the children in due time; to 
Eleazer, the oldest son ; to Joshua Elwell, Abigail Stover, Joanna 
Tucker, Bethia Urin, and Jemima Elwell. Eleazer waived his 
claim to possession, and allowed Joshua to take the estate, and pay 
the other children their portions in money. 

Children : 

14. i. Isaac,' b. Jan. 15, 1666-7; drowned Jan. 5, 1690-1; admin, on his 
estate granted to Ezekiel Collins in favor of his brothers and sis- 
ters, Jan. 2, 1709-10. 
il. Jank,' b. Nov. 21, 1668. 
16. iii. Jonathan,^ b. Oct. 21, 1670. 

16. Iv. Eleazer,' b. July 16, 1678. 

V. Abigail,' b. April 18, 1676. 

17. vi. David,' b. March 10, 1678-9. 

vii. Bethiah,' b. April 6, 1682; m. 1st, Jan. 17, 1706, Abraham Rowe; 

m. 2d, Jan. 26, 1720-1, Peter Uran. 
viii. Hannah' [Joanna] b. Feb. 4, 1687, twin; m. Tucker. 

18. ix. Joshua,' b. Feb. I, 1687, twin. 

X. Jemima,' named in the administration papers ; one Jemima Elwell m. 
Dec. 24, 1724, William Barnes ; another m. Oct. 29, 1729, John Pool. 

5. Josiah' Elwell (Robert^), born at Salem about 1644; married first, 

in Boston, June 15, 1666, Mary, daughter of John Collins ; after his 
death she married second, 2(12)1 679, John Cook, who was appointed 
joint administrator with her of Mr. El well's estate, 29(1)1681. 
She survived him, and married third, Capt. James Davis. She died 
March 9, 1725, aged 79. 

The following interesting paper is on file at Salem : 

*• Settlement of the estate of Elwell late of Gloucester deceased. 

August 6th, 1717. 

Cla[im] of the Estate of Widdow Elwell the Condition she was left in 
with 5 children ; the Eldest abt 6 yeers old ; & y« last one not borne : 

Covenant and agreed Between Mary Elwell allius Davis on the one 
part Mother to Ellias Elwell both of Glocester on the other part, Wlt- 
nesseth — that Mary Elwell now Davis Widdow: is to lujoy . the 
house that she now lives in, with one third of the Land Joyning to y 
House & one third of the Land below the Highway dureing her naturall 
life & returne what Puter platters that belonged to the father of the s* 
Ellias : & this is of all agreement between the mother & the Son as wit- 
ness theire hands. Moreover before signing it is agreed that y s^ Ellias 
is to cleer his 8^ mother from his sister Dorcas from any demands in the 
B^ Land & Household Stuff: the 8^ Widdow not to make strip & wast 
upon the s<^ Estate : agreed by both partyes that m' Ezekiell Collins : 
Samuell Stevens : & Phillemon Warner— shall be the partyes to lot out 

1899.] Mfoell Family in America. 31 

the Land between the 8^ Widdow & her son Ellias. and boath partyes 
to Sett & rest contended what the above sl^ Committee shall doe : as 
Witness theire hand this Angst. 6th : 1717. 


Mart Davis 


Signed & Sealed & Deliver Elias Elwell.** 

in the prsence of Thomas Manning Hiomas Choate 

Children : 

i. Dorcas,' b. Jnne 18, 1686 ; m. Nov. 8, 1686, John Babson. The cele- 
brated historian of Gloucester, Mr. John J. Babson, is a descendant 
of this coaple. 

19. il. Elia8,» b. Oct. 16, 1668. 

20. ill. Nehemiah,' b. Dec. 21, 1671. 

21. iv. William,* b. July 5, 1674. 

T. JosiAH,* b. Dec. 21, 1676; d. Dec. 6, 1716. 

Jane Elwell, widow, s. abont 48 years, d. April 5, 1723. Was she 
the wife of this Josiah? 

6. Joseph' Elwell (Robert^), born in Salem or Gloucester, about 1649 ; 

a fisherman; deposed in 1672, being about 23 years old; married, 
June 22, 1669, Mary, daughter of Osman Dutch, a sister of the 
wife of hb brother Samuel. Perhaps she is the Mary Elwell who 
died March 25, 1680. 

Dec. 12, 1679, they sold a large tract of land at Cape Anne, 
adjoining that of his fkther-in-law, to John Turner, of Salem, mer- 

Children : 

22. i. Hezkkiah,* b. June 2, 1670. 

23. ii. Joseph,* b. Aug. 19, 1672. 

24. ill. Samuel,* b. June 8, 1675. 

25. iv. Bekjamix,* b. Sept. 13, 1678. 

7. Thomas' Elwell (JRoheri^), bom in Gloucester, Nov. 21, 1654, mar- 

ried Nov. 23, 1675, Sarah, daughter of William Bassett, of Lynn; 
she was remembered in her Other's will, dated Feb. 10, 1701, 
proved May 22, 1703. 

No transfers of land or other traces of this couple are found in 
the records of Essex County, Mass., further than the register, at 
Gloucester, of the births of the first five children, mentioned below ; 
it has therefore seemed probable that the family removed to some 
distant section. 

Hie people of Lynn had, some years l)efore this time, sent many 
pioneers to Long Island; Southampton, and other towns having 
been largely made up of Lynn emigrants. It would not seem 
strange, therefore, if we should find Thomas Elwell and his Lynn 
wife joining in some such movement. West Jersey was then 
developing; and not a few Massachusetts men entered into it, along 
with the Quakers and other settlers. 

The following documents on file at Trenton, N. J., confirm this 
theory to a remarkable degree : 

Salem County^ New Jersey, Deeds, Liber No. 6, p. 243. 

** Benjamin Acton to Thomas Elwell : 110 Acres of Land.^ * * 

*' For and in consideration of the sum of Eleven pounds currt. silver 
money of y* s<^ prvince, in hand paid by Thomas Elwell, late of New 
England & now of Salem Towne & County af ores<i Weaver, at or before 
the sealing 4 delivery hereof : the Beceipt whereof is hereby Acknow- 

32 JElwell Family in America. [Jan. 

ledged; As also for divers other good Causes & Considerations him 
themnto moveing, He the %^ Benjamin hath Granted. Bargained. 
Sold. Aliened Enfeoffed & confirmed And by these prsents Doth Grant. 
Bargain. Sell. Alien Enfeoffe & Conflrme nnto him the s^ Thomas 
Elwell his heires & Agts. for ever, one handred & Tenn Acres of Land. 
Marsh & Swamps (be It more or less) being pte & pcell of y« 8<^ Tenn 
Thousand Acres & is pte of y« s* 1500 : acres before menconed & is but- 
ted & bounded follow**^ viz«*. Beginning at a White Oake Tree markt 
T. E. standing on Nicomus Branch, at the uper end of branceses oald 
ffelld. fiVom thence, 47. Rodd, North East, to a White Oake markt. T. E. 
from thence : 44 Rodd. East to a Redd Oake markt T. E. from thence : 
171. Rodd. Southwest to y« line of Thomas Piles. 10000 : Acres of Land. 
From thence Southwest alonge y« s* line 142 Rodd, to the Corner Tree 
of the s<i Tract of 10000 acres, from thence downe y« sd. branch to y« 
first menconed Tree • ♦ ♦ ♦ y« 6"» day of 9 b^ A D. 1698 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 
Recorded y« 8*»» of x b^ 1698." 

In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Alewell Sen' of Pilegrove 
precinct in the county of Salem in the province of Nova Cesaria or West 
Jersey carpenter being sick & weak of body but of sound and perfect 
memory Praysed be given to the Almighty God for the same & caleing 
to mind the unceartainty of this Life and the Ceartainty of Death Doe 
Make and Ordaine this my Last will & Testamt. Revoking and Disan- 
nulling all former will or Wills by me made Either by word of mouth or 
in writing 

Imps : I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God that gave it to 
me and my body to tjie earth to be Deasently buryed at the Discretion 
of my Executrx and execute hereafter named — 

2<^iJ^ I desire that all my Just debts and Legacies be paid and 
satisfied : 

3^. I give and bequeath unto my Deare and Loving wife Sarah 
Alewell all my Land and plantation where I now Live for and Dureing 
her Naturall Life and after her Decease : I give The s<^. Land and plan- 
tation unto my sonne Samuel Alewell his heirs & Assignes forever, Alsoe 
I give and bequeath unto my Dear & Loveing wife all my Movables both 
within Doores and without for and Dureing her Naturall life and after 
her Decease unto my three Daughters Sarah Walling, Mary Nickolds 
and Elizabeth Alewell to be Equally Devided between them. 

4thiy : I Give and bequeath unto son Thomas Alewell the sum of two 
pounds Cur* money of the s* province. 

5**^7. I give and bequeath to my son William Alewell the sum of two 
pounds Cur*, money of the s*^ province. 

e^'^y. I Give and bequeath unto my son John Elwell the sum of one 
pound Cur* money of y® s* province to be paid them when my son Samuell 
shall Attaine to the Age of twenty one yeares 

7*^y. I ordaine and appoyut my Dear and Loveing wife Sarah Alewell 
and my Son Samuel Alewell to be my Executrix and Execut' of this my 
Last will and Testam* to see it pf ormed alsoe I doe Authorise and Im- 
power my s<i Executrix and Execute to make over and convey unto my 
son-in-law Thomas Walling unto his heires and Assignes forever sixteen 
Acres of land where he now Liveth on which was pchased of me. In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Scale this 25 : day 
of Aprill Anno Dom 1706— 


Thomas | ' Allewell 
Signed: Sealed: Published 
and Declared this to be his 
Last Will and Testament 
in the p'sence of uss — 
Joseph White her 

Edward ffoard Mary X ffoard 


Sam^ Hodges 

1899.] ITeedham, Mass. 83 


Books, Pamphlets, and Newspapers that contain Historical and 
Genealogical Matter relatite to the Town of Needham, 

IN Massachusetts. 

Bj Geosob Kuhn CiAXKE, LL3., of Needliam, Mass. 

As I am occasionally asked if there is anything in print other 
than in the History of Norfolk County (1884) about Needham, I 
haye prepared the following list. 

Tfie Century Sermon in 1811, by the Rev. Stephen Palmer, 
A.^I.y who was a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society 
and had antiquarian tastes, contains a condensed but carefully pre- 
pared history of the town. Several of Mr. Palmer's funend ser- 
mons were also printed and have historical value. Fifty years later 
Charles Curtis Greenwood began to contribute important articles to 
**The Gazette,'' published in Dedham, and to other local papers. 
His account of the Fisher family in '^The Gazette," March 26, 
1864, is one of the best. The files of the Needham Chronicle, 
which dates from 1874, will repay examination, and contain in 1884 
and 1885 the town records verbatim, 1711-1720, copied by Mr. 

In the Needham Recorder, established in 1894, are excellent pa- 
pers on local history, by Mr. Horace Mann of Natick, with special 
reference to ^ Needham Leg " or the ** West End," which has been 
for a century a part of Natick. Files of these newspapers are in the 
library of the Dedham Historical Society, and it is hoped that the 
articles referred to will some day be published in a volume. Mr. 
Mann has also written numerous articles in regard to ^ Needham 
Leg," ^ The Hundreds," and their inhabitants, for a Natick paper 
or papers. 

The town reports, 1872 to 1875, contain lists of town officers, 
etc., compiled by Mr. Greenwood. The yearly record of deaths 
has appeared in the town reports since 1864, of marriages from 
1871, and of births beginning with 1885 ; but the manuscript vol- 
umes contain more information than are given in the reports. The 
doings of the town at its annual meeting in March, and adjourn- 
ments, have been printed since 1877, and from 1890 the entire 
record for each year, including aU special town meetings, and the 
state election, has formed a part of the town report. 

Asa Kingsbury, a surveyor, made an accurate map of the town in 
1831, which located the residences of all the inhabitants, and this 
map was engraved and published in 1836. A similar map was pre- 
pared by Henry F. Walling and issued in 1856. 

84 Netdhamj Mass. [Jan. 

In the Norfolk County Manual and Year Book for 1876 will be 
found some Needham matter. In the History and Directory of 
Needham, 1888-9, is reprinted much that is in the History of Nor- 
folk County with additions, and the military history is given promi- 
nence, but the lists of town officers are imperfect, as are all the 
other printed lists of these officials, because they ignore changes 
which occurred between the annual town meetings. 

The Dedham Historical Register, 1890-98, is rich in Needham 
history and genealogy. In this periodical are the " Needham Epi- 
taphs," 625 in number, with notes by Mr. Greenwood, reprinted 
with a good index in 1898, and volumes U., UI. and IV. contain 
a history of the First Parish in Needham, 1778-1842, by George 
K. Clarke; and there are other articles, 1890-98, by the same wri- 

In volume V. of the Province Laws, published by the Common- 
wealth, and edited by Abner C. Goodell, Jr., Esq., are copious 
notes relative to the burning of the meeting-house in Needham in 
1773, and the division of the town into two parishes in 1778. The 
Laws and Resolves of Massachusetts, particularly for 1797, when 
an exchange of territory was made with Natick, are worth consult- 

Among the papers of the late Charles Curtis Greenwood is one 
prepared from some old record by Mr. Horace Mann, entitled "The 
New Brick Squadron Dec. 5, 1798. No of Children in what was 
Needham End from four years to Seventeen." This I offer as an- 
other contribution to the history of the locality. 

W° Alden 8 Isaac, W", Asa. 

Cyrus Pratt 2 Patty, Abigail. 

Jona. Dunn 4 Polly, Sally, Nathan, Patty. 

Thomas Broad 2 Abigail, Dexter. 

John Smith 1 John. 

Jeremiah Smith 2 Jott, Sally. 

Jona. Bacon ~ John, Anna. 

W°» Farris 5 Betsey, Sally, Jane, W", Robert. 

Mrs. Loker 2 Artemas, William. 

Daniel Haynes 6 Joseph, Sally, Rachel, Bessey, Polly, Daniel. 

Asa Felch 1 John. 

Thomas Coolidge 2 Anna, Timothy. 

Hezekiah Bacon 4 Hitty, Nancy, Polly, Hezekiah. 

Josiah Childs 1 Windsor. 

Jabez Mann 3 Jabez, Elly, Keziah. 

Moses Fiske 8 Samuel, W°>, Sally. 

Joshua Carter 5 Joshua, Hannah, Caroline, Calvin, Emeline. 

Total 46. (48.) 

1899.] IToyes Pedigree. 85 


Bj Jaxss Atkhtb Notbs, Fh.B., A3., Cambridge, Mam. 

Bet. William^ Notes, bora 1568, died in Cholderton, Co. Wilts, 
England^ before 30 April, 1 622. His brother, Richard^ Nojes, of Cholder- 
ton, yeomsD, made his will 25 August, 1639, io which he mentions widow 
Sara, iDventorj made 26 October, 1639. Another brother, Robert^ Nojes, 
jeomao, bora 1570, died 20 January, 1659, and was buried at Cholderton 
(parish register). 

The will of Richard Nojes of Manningford Brace, in the diocese of 
Sanim, 2 February, 1590, mentions *' the sons of Robert Noyes of Cholder- 
ton.'* This Robert may have have been the father of William^ Richard^ 
and Robert^ Noyes. Richard Noyes, of Manningford Bruce, was son of 
William Noyes of Urchfont, yeoman (will 1557), who purchased th'Q 
Prebend of Urchfont, in 1540, from the E^trl of Hertford, afterwards 
Protector Somerset. The Noyes fieunily of Urchfont were of the same stock 
aa that of Cholderton. 

Cholderton is about eleven miles from Salisbury, and near by is Wilton 
House, the seat of the Earl of Pembroke. James Frazer in 1847 was Reo- 
tor of Cholderton, and in 1870 Bishop of Manchester. William Stubbs in 
1875 was Rector of Cholderton, 1884 Bishop of Chester, and 1888 Bishop 
of Oxford. The advowson of the rectory of Cholderton now belongs to the 
Provost and Fellows of Oriel College, Oxford, having come into their 
possession in 1698. 

1. William^ Noyes was bora 1568, in England, and matriculated at Uni- 
Tersity College, Oxford, 15 November, 1588, being admitted to the B.A. 
d^ree, 31 May, 1592 (Registrum Universitatis Oxon. ii. p. 166, and iii. 
p. 171). He was instituted Rector of Cholderton in 1602 (Bishop's regis- 
ter at Salisbury), and married Anne about 1595. He died at Cholderton 
(parish register). The inventory of his estate was made, 30 April, 1 622, and 
his widow Anne appointed administratrix, 28 May, 1622 (Court of Arch- 
deacon of Saram). His wife was bora 1575, and buried at Cholderton, 7 
March, 1657 (parish register). Her will, made 18 March, 1655, proved 
27 April, 1658, mentions sons James' and Nicholas' now in New England, 
and son-in-law Thomas Kent, of Upper Wallop, England (will at Somerset 
House, London; Wootton: 130). 

Children, born in England : 

i. EpHRAOf*, b. 1596, was styled *'Mr.** and lived at Orcheston, St. 
Mary. He married a Parnell, and was buried at Cholderton 28 
Oct., 1659, having made his will 5 Oct., 1659, which was proved 
24 July, 1660. 
11. Nathan, b. 1597, was matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford, 19 
May, 1615, and admitted B.A., 26 Oct., 1616. During the Civil 
War he lived at Sarum. In 1622 he succeeded his father aa 
Rector of Cholderton, and died 6 Sept., 1651, at Cholderton 
(parish register), and was buried at Salisbury (Parish Church 
of St. Edmunds). His will, made 28 Aug., 1651, was proved 18 
Nov., 1651, by his widow Mary, 
ill. Jambs, b. 1608, m. 1638, in England, Sarah Brown, daughter of 
Joseph Brown, of Southampton, Co. Hants, England. He was 
matriculated at Brasenoee College, Oxford, 22 Aug., 1627, but 

36 Noye$ Pedigree. [Jan. 

was not gradaated. In March, 1688, James Noyes, his wife 
Sarah, brother Nicholas Noyes, and cousin Thomas Parker, with 
others, took the oaths of supremacy and allegiance to pass for 
New England in the ** Mary and John," of London, Robert 
Sayres, master. In 1633-4, he preached in Mystic, now Med- 
ford, Mass., was made freeman 3 Sept., 1634, and with Ms 
brother Nicholas Noyes and cousin Thomas Parker was among 
the first settlers of Newbury, Mass., in May, 1634-5. He was 
made teacher, and Rey. Thomas Parker pastor, of the First 
Parish. About 1646 he |)uilt a house on what is now Parker 
Street, in which his descendant, Miss Mary Coffin Noyes, died, 
26 Jan., 1895. Among his printed works are ** A Catechism for 
Children, 1641," "The Temple Measured, 1647," ** Moses and 
Aaron," 1661 ; the last two are at the Massachusetts Historical 
Society. Rey. James Noyes d. 22 Oct., 1656, at Newbury, Mass. 
His will, dated 17 Oct., 1656, was probated 26 Noy., 1656, and 
mentions wife, brother Nicholas, and cousin Thomas Parker. 
His widow Sarah d. 18 Sept., 1691, at Newbury, haying made 
her will 11 Noy., 1681, which was proyed 29 Sept., 1691. The 
estate was yalued at £1108. 
2. iy. Nicholas, b. 1615-6, m. Mary Cutting. 

y. A daughter, m. Thomas Kent of Upper Wallop, 
yi. John, was married and lived in Newton, Co. Wilts. He is men- 
tioned in the will of his brother Ephraim. 

2. Nicholas' Notes ( WiUiaw}), son of William^ and Anne, was bom 
1615-6. He was made a freeman 17 May, 1637, and about 1640 
married Mary Cutting, daughter of Captain John Cutting, a ship 
master formerly of London, and Mary his wife. John Cutting in 
his will mentions Mary, wife of Nicholas Noyes. Nicholas Noyes 
was a deputy to the General Court at Boston, from Newbury, 19 
Dec, 1660, 28 May, 1679, 19 May, 1680, and 4 Jan., 1680-1. He 
was chosen deacon of the First Parish 20 March, 168d'-4, and died 
23 Nov., 1701, at Newbury. His will was made 4 July, 1700, and 
proved 29 Dec, 1701 ; in it he mentions sons John, late of Newbury, 
deceased; Nicholas of Salem; Cutting; Timothy; Thomas deceased, 
and daughters Mary, wife of John French of Salisbury; Hannah, 
wife of John Atkinson, Sr., of Newbury ; Sarah, wife of Matthew 
Pettingell of Newbury ; Rachel, wife of James Jackman of Newbury, 
and Abigail unmarried ; also Mary the widow of his son John. His son 
James was made executor. The personal estate was £1531, and 
the real estate was £1160. (307: 233 and 307: 236 at Salem). 
In deed 15: 41 at Salem, he conveys property to his grandson 
Nicholas, son of his son John, 19 April, 1698, and deed 27: 8 at 
Salem, 1 April, 1673, is an agreement between Nicholas Noyes, his 
wife Mary, and their son Cutting. 

The homestead of Nicholas Noyes was in 1885 owned by Nath- 
aniel Little. 

p Children, bom inJNewbury : 

i. Mary', b. 16 Oct., 1641; m. 23 Mar., 1669, John French, son of 
Edward French and Ann Gk>odale. He was of Salisbury, Mass., 
and died 4 May, 1706. 
ii. Hannah, b. 80 Oct., 1643, m. 1st, 14 May, 1663, Peter Cheney, son 
of John Cheney and Martha. He was a miller, bom 1639, and 
died Jan. 1694. She m. 2d, 8 June, 1700, John Atkinson, son of 
Theodore Atkinson, as his second wife. He was a hatter, bom 
in Boston 1636. 
8. ill. John, b. 20 Jan., 1646-^; m. Mary Poore. 

1899.] jffayes Pedigree. 37 

It. Nicholas, b. 23 Dec., 1647; A.B. Hairard, 1667; freeman, 13 
May, 1669 ; chaplain of Connecticut Begiment at Great Swamp 
Fight, 19 Dec., 1675. Preached 13 years at Haddam, Conn., and 
was ordained 14 Nov., 1683, over the First Chnrch at Salem, Mass. 
In 1698 he preached the election sermon, and about 1702 wrote 
the memoir of his nncle Bev. James Noyes, in Mather's Magnalia. 
He d. in Salem, nnmarried 13 Dec., 1717. 
y. CumNQ, b. 23 Sept., 1649; m. 25 Dec., 1674, Elizabeth Knight, 
daughter of John Kiiight and Bathshna Ingersoll. She was bom 
18 Oct., 1655, and d. 20 Jan., 1746-7. He was made freeman 9 
Jan., 1673-4, was a cordwainer and captain-lieuteuant in the 
militia, and deacon of the First Parish. He d. 25 Oct. , 1734, hav- 
ing made his will 16 July, 1730, which was proved 18 Nov., 1734. 

Ti. Sarah, b. 13 Sept., 1651 ; d. 20 Feb., 1652. 

Tii. Sarah, b. 22 Aug., 1653; m. 13 April, 1674, Matthew Pettingell, 
son of Bichard Pettingell and Joanna Ingersoll. He was a felt- 
Till. TiMOTHT, b. 23 Jnne, 1655; m. 13 Jan., 1681, Mary Knight, daugh- 
ter of John Knight and Bathshua Ingersoll. She was b. 8 Sept., 
1657. He was made freeman 13 Feb., 1684, and d. 21 Aug., 1718 
(gravestone). His will was made 19 Aug., 1718, and proved 2 
Oct., 1718. 

ix. James, b. 11 May, 1657-8; m. 31 Mar., 1684, Hannah Knight, 
daughter of John Knight and Bathshua Ingersoll. She was b. 
30 Aug., 1664. He was a major and lieutenant colonel in the 
militia, and d. 1723, having made his will 22 April, 1723, which 
was proved 8 May, 1725. 
X. Abigah., b. 11 April, 1659 ; m. 8 May, 1707, Simeon (Symon) French 
of Salisbury, Mass. 

xL Bachkl, b. 20 March, 1660-1; m. 1682, James Jackman, son of 
James and Joanna Jackman. He was b. 22 June, 1655, and d. 16 
Sept., 1723. She d. 24 May, 1720. 

xii. Thomas, b. 20 June, 1663 ; m. Sarah, and lived in Haverhill, Mass. 
He d. before 30 Dec., 1695, when an administrator was appointed 
on his estate, 
xiii. Bebkcga, b. 18 May, 1665; d. 1 Dec., 1683. 

3. Jobs* Notes (NichoUu^^ WiUiam^), son of Nicholas (2) and Mary, 
was bom 20 Jan., 1645-6, at Newbury, Mass., (town record). Ue 
was married 23 Nov., 1608, at Newbury, to Mary Poore, daughter 
of Daniel Poore and Alary Famum, of Andover, Mass. (town 
record). She was born in summer of 1651, and died after 1716, 
as she is mentioned in her father's will. He was made freeman 9 
Jaiu, 1674, was a house carpenter, and lived in what was afterwards 
known as the *' farms district,'* in a house built in 1677, and owned 
in 1879 by Luther Noyes. Ue died in Newbury, intestate, 1691-2, 
and his widow Mary and sou Nicholas were appointed administra- 
tors and made their account 28 Sept., 1693-4; the personal estate 
was £309, and the real estate £246 (303 : 158, at Salem). In the 
aooount 3 April, 1696, of widow Mary, mention is made of an agree- 
ment 30 July, 1695, between her and her sons Nicholas and Dan- 
iel, concerning them and their seven brothers and sisters who are 
mentioned by name. 

Children, bom in Newbury : 

i. Nicholas^, b. 18 May, 1671; mar. intention 17 July, 1605, to Sarah 
Lunt, daughter of Daniel Lunt and Hannah Coker. She was bom 

18 June, 1674. They removed to Abington, Mass., in 1712. Deed 

19 April, 1698, to his brother Daniel, mentions his father and 
mother, and grandfather Deacon Nicholas Noyes (17 : 2 at 

38 Noye$ Pedigree. [Jan. 

ii. Danikl, b. 28 Oct., 1673 ; m. 29 Dec, 1702, Judith Knight, daughter 
of Joseph E[night and Deborah Coffin. She was b. 28 Oct., 1678, 
and d. 29 Jan., 1747-8 (gravestone). He was a planter, and d. 
15 March, 1715-6 (gravestone), having made his will in March, 
1716, which was proved in April, 1716. His widow Judith and 
brother John were made executors. She m. 2d, Thomas Pike, 
son of Joseph Pike and Susannah Kingsbury. Daniel bought of 
his brothers and sisters, their rights in their father's estate, Mary 
(87 : 182) ; John (88 : 117) ; Elizabeth (88 : 116) ; Nathaniel (39 : 
25) ; Moses (37 : 179) ; Samuel (41 : 94). Deeds at Salem. 

ill. Mart, b. 10 Dec, 1675; m. intention 6 April, 1700, to JohnNoyes. 
4. iv. John, b. 19 Feb., 1677-8; m. Mary Thurlo. 

V. Martha, b. 24 Dec, 1679; d. soon. 

vi. Martha, b. 15 Dec, 1680; m. 29 Dec, 1702, Joseph Lunt, son of 
Daniel Lunt and widow Mary (Cutting) Moody. He was bom 
4 March, 1681, and d. 14 Oct., 1761. She d. 26 June, 1706. 
vli. Nathaniel, b. 28 Oct., 1681; bapt. 15 Jan., 1681-2; m. 8 June, 
1704, PriscilU Merrill, daughter of Abel Merrill and Priscilla 
Chase. She was bom 13 July, 1686. He was in Falmouth (now 
Portland, Me.) in 1733, and d. 2 July, 1770. 
vlii. Elizabeth, b. 17 Nov., 1684 ; m. 22 Jan., 1707-8, John Adams. She 
died before 27 Sept., 1720. 
iz. Moses, b. 22 May, 1688. Was a cordwainer, and d. August, 1714. 
His will made and probated in August, 1714, does not mention a 
wife or a child, but does mention mother, brothers, etc., so he 
probably died unmarried. 

X. Samuel, b. 5 Feb., 1691-2 ; m. 30 Sept., 1714, Hannah Poore, daugh- 
ter of Henry Poore and Abigail Hale. She was bora 19 July, 
1692. They removed to Abington, Mass., in 1712. He died in 
Abington, 6 Nov., 1729, and his widow m. 2d, Jacob Reed. 

4. John* Notes (Jokn\ Nicholas^ WiUiarr})^ son of John (3) and Mary, 
was born 19 Feb., 1677-8, at Newbury (town record). He mar- 
ried 5 Jan., 1703-4, at Newbury, Mary Thurlo (Thorla), daughter 
of Thomas Thurlo and Judith March (town record). She was 
born 1 May, 1682. He bought 15 March, 1704-5, of John Thurlo, 
land with house and orchard on it (Deeds 20: 66 and 53: 120 at 
Salem). In 1708, liberty to build a saw mill was granted to Ed- 
mund Goodridge and John Noyes, for 21 years, on "cart creek". 
He was a blacksmith, and died intestate, 15 June, 1719, at Newbury; 
his widow was appointed administratrix 2 Nov., 1719. The personal 
estate was £100, and the real estate £543 (313: 148 and 313: 636 
at Salem). On 24 May, 1718, he received the power of attorney 
from his brothers Nicholas and Samuel, of Abington, to act for them 
in regard to what they received from their uncle Nicholas Noyes, 
late of Salem (34: 189 at Salem). In the account 22 Dec, 1719, 
of his widow Mary, mention is made of her sister Judith Noyes, 
brother Nathaniel Noyes, uncle Nicholas Noyes late of Salem deceas- 
ed, and sister Thorla. On 28 March, 1728, she makes an additional 
account, and signs, Mary Noyes, alias Fitts. His widow married 
2d, 5 June, 1723, Isaac Fitts (Fitz), son of Abraham Fitts and 
widow Rebecca (Birdley) Tyler. He was of Ipswich, Mass., and 
died 6 April, 1747. 

Children, born in Newbury : 

i. Jane,* b. 21 Sept., 1704; m. 81 Oct., 1722, David Person (Pearson) 
of Rowley, Mass. He was born 19 Jan., 1702, at Rowley, and d. 
1 Aug., 1778. 

ii. John, b. 13 Feb., 1706. He was a blacksmith, and removed to 
Abington, Mass., 1728. On 19 April, 1728, he sold land in New- 

1899.] Nayes Pedigree. 39 

bmy to David Pearson, blacksmith (58: 209 at Salem). On 3 
Sept., 1756, he bought the thirds or rights of dower of his mother, 
Mary (Noyes) Fitts, and gaye bonds to pay his brothers and 
sisters, Jane wife of David Pearson, Elizabeth wife of William 
Adams, Mary wife of Benjamin Jaqnes, Jndith wife of Samnel 
Fisk, Moses, who had died, his heird to be paid, and Simon. 
(Also Deed 98 : 218 at Salon.) 

ill. EuzABBTH, b. 16 Jan., 1708 ; m. 22 April, 1728, by Bev. Moses Hale, 
to William Adams of Bowley. 

iv. Mart, b. 24 Nov., 1710; bapt. 26th by Bev. Moses Hale of Byfleld 
Chnrch; m. 5 Dec., 1727, by Bev. Moses Hale, to Benjamin 
Jaqnes, son of Ensign Stephen Jaqnes and Dorothy Plnmer. He 
was bom 23 Sept., 1702. 
V. Judith, b. 8 April, 1713; bapt. 12th by Bev. Moses Hale; m. 1 Feb., 
1787-8, by Bev. Moses Hale, to Samnel Fisk, son of Samnel and 
and Sarah Fisk. He was bom 10 April, 1716, at Boxf ord, Mass. 
She was admitted to First Chnrch at Boxford, 11 April, 1742. 

5. vi. MosBS, Jr., b. 8 March, 1715-6; m. Susannah Jaqnes. 

vii. Sdion (Simond), b. 8 Nov., 1717; bapt. 17th by Bev. Moses Hale; 
m. 10 Dec, 1754, by Bev. John Tncker, to Elizabeth Eaton. 

5. M08B8* Notes, Jr. {John\ John\ Nicholas^, William^), son of John (4) 
and Mary, was bom 8 March, 1715-6, at Newbary (town record), 
baptized 18, by Bev. Moses Hale. On 25 March, 1738, was publish- 
ed his marriage intention, and on 21 May, 1738, he was married at 
Newbury by Rev. Christopher Toppan, of the First Church, to 
Susannali Jaques, daughter of Deacon Stephen Jaques and Thank- 
ful Taylor. She was bom 26 March, 1719, at Newbury, and buried 
in Jan., 1804, at Newburyport (book of burials). Stephen 
Jaques in his will, made 18 June, 1771, proved 3 Nov., 1778, men- 
tions his daughter Susannah Noyes (recorded at Salem). Moses 
Noyes Jr. was a joiner, and on 26 Feb., 1738-9, bought of Enoch 
Noyes, 22 rods of land, vrith dwelling house thereon, now known 
as the Ilsley house (95: 192 and 98:82 at Salem). On 29 Sept. 
1752, he sold this house and land to Daniel Clark. 

He died intestate before 23 July, 1753, when hb widow Susannah 
was appointed administratrix, and guardian of the children who were 
under 14 years of age, and all are mentioned except Mary. The 
real estate was valued at £278 (31: 219; 331: 530; 339: 276; 
363: 37 at Salem). 

Children, bom in Newbury : 

i. Mart,* b. 25 Feb., 1789; m. 1 Nov., 1759, John Wlllet, who d. at 
Ipswich, Biass., 21 Jan., 1804. She died at Ipswich 26 Joly, 
11. HsxKT, b. 1 Aug., 1740; bapt. 3d by Rev. Christopher Toppan ; m. 
5 Nov., 1761-2, by Bev. Jonathan Parsons, to Mille (Amelia) 
Hale, who was bom 1 Sept., 1746, and d. 19 March, 1807, at 
Newburyport. , 
ill. Haknah, b. 15 April, 1748; bapt. 25th by Rev. Christopher Toppan ; 
m. 27 Oct., 1767, John Little, son of Tristram Little and Sarah 
Dole. He was bom 14 July, 1735 ; was a farmer, and d. 25 Aug., 
1800. She died 30 May, 1820. 

6. iv. Mosss, b. 12 May, 1744; m. 1st, Lydla Carter, and 2d, Phebe Rich- 

V. Stkfhbn, b. 21 March, 1746. 
vl. SuSAi^AH, b. 18 June, 1747; m. 6 Feb., 1769, James Whitten of 

Newburyport. She was burled 14 June, 1808. 
vil. Paul, b. 16 Jan., 1749-50. 

viiU Silas, b. 12 Jan., 1751-2 ; mar. intention 26 August, 1792, to Dorcas 
Noyes, daughter of Moses Noyes. He was a merchant of New- 

40 JSFoyea Pedigree. [Jan. 

bnryportt a ship captain, and resided in the West Indies many 
years. He died 5 July, 1800, and in his will made 28 Oct., 1793, 
and proved 7 Ang., 1800, he mentions his wife Dorcas, and 
mother Susannah. His real estate was yalned at $2080 (67 : 133 
at Salem). His widow died intestate 17 June, 1809, and bnried 
the 18th, at Newbnryport, and on 18 Jnly, 1809, an administrator 
was appointed. Panl Knight and Mrs. Judith Davis of Bradford, 
N. H., were mentioned as the heirs of Silas (68 : 34, at Salem). 

6. Moses* Notes {Moses Jr.f John\ John\ Ntchohs^, WtUiam^), son of 
Moses Jr. (5) and Susannah, was born 12 May, 1744, at Newbury, 
Mass. (Town record and sAbo photograph of record made by his 
son Silas in his account book.) He was married, Ist, 10 Oct 1765, 
at Wilmington, Mass., by Rev. Isaac Morrill of the First Church, to 
Lydia Carter, daughter of Eleazer and Lydia Carter of Wilming- 
ton (church record). She was born 11 March, 1743, at Wilming- 
ton (town record). In the will of Eleazer Carter made 24 April, 
1784, and proved 3 June, 1789, he mentions wife Lydia and daugh- 
ter Lydia who had died, leaving husband Moses Noyes and two 
children, Moses and Lydia Noyes, whom the testator called his 
grandchildren. (Recorded at East Cambridge.) Moses Noyes was 
married, 2d, 30 May, 1775, at Wilmington, by Rev. Isaac Morrill, 
to Phebe Richardson, daughter of Samuel Richardson and Hannah 
Walker of Billerica, Mass. She was born 5 Feb. 1757, at Billerica 
(town record), and died in Windham, N. H. Moses Noyes was a 
farmer, and on 19 April, 1775, was a sergeant in Captain Timothy 
Walker's company of Wilmington in Colonel Green's regiment of 
Mass. militia (Mass. Archives, Vol. 13: 158). He died 12 March, 
1824, at Windham, N. H. (photograph of record). His father's 
cousin Lydia Jaques married Kendal Pearson of Wilmington, Mass., 
and this may have been the reason why he first went to Wilmington. 
On 12 Sept. 1765, Jonathan Boutell, Jr., of Wilmington, sold 20 
acres of land with one dwelling-house and bam thereon in Wilming- 
ton to Moses Noyes of Wilmington (65 : 549 at East Cambridge). 
On 29 March, 1787, Moses Noyes of Wilmington sold lands and 
building in Wilmington to Jonathan Carter of Wilmington, deed 
signed by Moses Noyes and Phebe Noyes (97: 360 at East Cam- 
bridge). In 1787 the name of Moses Noyes appears in the tax 
books of Wilton, N. H. (selectmen's records). On 19 Nov. 1789, 
Moses Noyes of Wilton, N. H., yeoman, sold 100 acres of land with 
buildings thereon in Wilton, N. H., to Pierce Gage of Pelham, 
N. H., husbandman, deed signed by Moses Noyes and Phebe Noyes 
(27 : 224 at Nashua, N. H.). On 23 Nov. 1789, William Simpson 
of Windham, N. H., husbandman, sold 200 acres of land with build- 
ings thereon in Windham and Pelham, N. H., to Moses Noyes of 
Wilton, N. H., yeoman (130: 404 at fexeter, N. H.). On 30 Jan. 
1795, Moses Noyes of Windham, N. H., sold 42 acres of land to 
George Simpson of Windham, N. H., yeoman, deed signed by 
Moses Noyes and Phebe Noyes (138: 299 at Exeter, N. H.). On 
6 April, 1795, Moses Noyes of Windham, N. H., husbandman, sold 
14 acres of land in Pelham, N. H., to Daniel Atwood of Pelham, 
N. H., yeoman, deed signed by Moses Noyes and Phebe Noyes and 
acknowledged by Moses Noyes 12 Sept. 1803 (164: 527 at Exeter, 
N. H.), The photograph of the record made by Silas Noyes in his 
account book gives the correct date of birth and names of the pa- 



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reDte of his father, Moses, which are incorrectly given in Morrison's 
History of Windham, N. H., [lage 703. Mr. Morrison writes me 
that his informant only knew that Moses died in Windham, N. H., 
12 March, 1824, aged 80 years, and that he was born in Newbury, 
Mass., but not knowing his parents' names unfortunately selected 
the wrong Moses, not thinking that two of the same name would be 
recorded among the Newbury births within a year of each other. 
Children by 1st wife, Lydia Carter, all born in Wilmington, Mass. : 

i. MosKS^, b. 27 April, 1767; bapt. 29th; m. intention published in 
Pelham. N. H., 18 July, 1791. to Sarah Baldwin, daughter of 
Joshua Baldwin and Sally Grimes of Tewksbury, ^lass. They 
lived in Pelham and removed to Amherst, N. H., in 1812. She 
was bom 25 Sept. 1771, and died 29 July, 1856, at Amherst. He 
died 18 April, 1859, at Amherst. 

ii. Lydia. bapt. 7 April, 1771; m. 1st, 17 Nov. 1789, at Wilton, N. H., 
by Rev. Abel Fisk of the First Congre«:ational Church, to Jona- 
than Martin, son of Jonathan Martin and Phebc Famham of Wil- 
ton. He was bom 3 Sept. 1770, and died 18 Jan. 1813, at Pitts- 
town, N. Y. They were living in Manchester, Vt., in 1790. She 
m. 2d. 1826, at Pinckney, N. Y., Elisha Steele of Evans Mills, N. Y. 
She died 11 March, 1849, at Antwerp, X. Y., and was buried at 
Theresa, N. Y. 

ill. Pjlul, bapt. 27 June, 1773; died soon. 

Children by 2d wife, Phebe Richardson : 

iv. Silas", b. 10 May, 1777; m. 12 March, 1801, at Pelham, N. H., Sa- 
rah Lang, daughter of Thomas Lang and his 2d wife Mary Jones. 
She was bom 26 April, 1779, at Greenland, N. H., and died 18 
Aug. 1829 (gravestone at Amherst, N. H.). They lived in Merri- 
mack. N. H., and Amherst, N. H. He died 18 Oct. 1848 (grave- 
stone at Amherst). 
V. Leonard, removed to Boston, Mass., in 1807. 
7. vi. Samukl, b. 15 Oct. 1782; m. Betsey Adams. 

vii. I^AMMi, removed to Boston, Mass., in 1809. 

viii. Phebe, b. 13 Sept. 1784; m. Ebenezer Woods, son of Ebenezer 
Woods and Mary Hunt of Merrimack, N. H. He was bom 12 
Julv. 1785. lived in Callavale, Vt., and died 1 Aug. 1867, at Low- 
ell,' Vt. She died 6 Sept. 1860, at Lowell, Vt. When a girl she 
lived with her aunt Jaquith, a married sister of her mother. 

ix. James, b. 1786; m. 14 March, 1816, Abigail Read Lovejoy, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Lovejoy and Olive Howard. She was born 13 
March, 1793, at Amherst, N. H., and died 2 Feb. 1874, at Wind- 
ham. He died 26 Dec. 1870, at Windham. 
X. Hannah, b. 1 Jan. 1790; m. 10 Sept. 1816, Jonathan Kimball 
Brown, sou of James Brown and Alice Wadleigh of Hampsted. 
He was bom 10 March, 1790, and died 24 Oct. 1827, at Hamp- 
sted. She died 9 Nov. 1863, at Lowell, Mass. 

xi. Mart, b. 13 .\pril, 1791; m. James Wason Smith, son of Lieuten- 
ant Joseph Smith and Isabella Wason of Windham. He was 
bom 10 May, 1788, and died 13 Nov. 1865. She died 22 Oct. 1871. 

xii. Lucy, b. 5 Nov. 1792, at Windham, N. H. ; m. Nov. 1816, Joseph 
Hill, son of Ebenezer Hill and Hannah Wilson of Merrimack, 
N. H. He was bom 25 Sept. 1787, near South Merrimack, and 
died 21 Nov. 1877, near South Merrimack. She died 6 Feb. 1824 
(photograph of record). He m. 2d, Clarissa Melendy, daughter 
of Richard Melendy and Mary Tay of Brookline, Mass. 

xiil. WiLLLiM, b. 15 April, 1795, at Windham, N. H. ; m. 1 Dec. 1829, 
Lydia Emerson, daughter of Peter Emerson and Esther Harvell. 
She was born 22 Aug. 1805, at Manchester, N. H., and died 6 Jan. 
1858, at Windham. He died 26 Aug. 1860, at Windham. 

7. Samuel^ Notes (JU^xes*, Maet Jr,* John\ John*, Nichoias^, Wil- 
/torn'), son of Moees (6) and hia 2d wife Phebe, was born 15 Oct. 


42 Ifoyes Pedigree. [Jan. 

1782 (record in bible made by himself). He was married 3 Oct 
1811, at Boston, Mass., by Rev. Charles Lowell of the West 
Charch to Betsey Adams, daughter of Lieutenant Roger Adams 
and Hepseybeth Russell of Newton, Mass. She was born 13 Nov. 
1788, bapt. 2dd, at Newton, and died 31 Jan. 1881, at Brooklyn, 
N. Y., buried in Walnut Street Cemetery, Newton, Mass. He was 
a merchant of Boston in West India goods. In September, 1809, 
he was made a member of the West Boston Singing Society con- 
nected with the West Church from 1806 to 1824. His cousin Rev. 
Joseph Richardson, son of Joseph Richardson, a brother of his 
mother, was A.B., Dartmouth, 1802; M.C. 1827 to 1831, and for 
65 years was the minister of the First Parish at Hingham, Mass. 
Samuel Noyes died 31 March, 1833, at Boston; buried at Newton. 
They had a son born at Boston, Mass. 

8. James Sullivan^ Notes, born 10 Sept. 1816; m. 8 Dec. 1851, at 
Harvard Church, Charlestown, Mass., by Rev. Greorge £. Ellis to 
Mary Ball £des, daughter of Robert Ball Edes and Sarah Barker 
of Charlestown. She was born 17 Oct. 1818, at Charlestown; 
bapt. 11 April, 1819, by Rev. Jedediah Morse at the First Church, 
and died 20 Feb. 1880, at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; buried in Greenwood 
Cemetery, Brooklyn. In 1823 he entered the May hew School in 
Boston, remained there four years, received a Franklin medal, en- 
tered the Boston Latin School with the class of 1827, and was 
graduated with them in 1832, winning another Franklin medal and 
delivering the Latin oration. He matriculated at Harvard College 
with the class of 1836, but owing to the death of his father near 
the end of his freshman year was obliged to leave college. In 1850 
he entered the firm of Gardner Brewer & Co. in Boston, and the 
next year established the branch in New York City ; the style of 
the firm was afterwards changed to John L. Bremer & Co. ; they 
were the selling agents of the Amoskeag, Stark, Amory and Naam- 
keag Cotton Mills. He was head of the New York house for forty- 
two years till his death. He was a member of the New England 
Society and Merchants Club in New York and of the New England 
Society, Hamilton Club, Long Island Historical Society and Second 
Unitarian Church in Brooklyn. He was a resident of Brooklyn for 
41 years, having previously lived in Boston 35 years. He died 24 
June, 1893, at Brooklyn, and was buried in Gieenwood Cemetery. 

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54; vol. 21, 54; vol. 22, 71; vol. 29, 184; vol. 32,345; vol. 41, 64; vol. 42, 403; 
vol. 48, 18; vol. 49, 201. Mass. Hist. Soc. Pro., 1836 to 55, 294; 1867 to 69, 
402, 407. Mass. Hist. Coll., Is. vi. 278; Is. vii. 242; Ss. vi. 48. Coffin's New- 
bury, Mass., 15, 23, 174, 292, 294, 298, 301, 306 to 310, 312, 314, 320, 864, 866, 
395, 403, 404, 408. Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian by S. A. Emery, 114, 267. 
Biog. Sketches l)y Robert N. Toppan. Currier's Ould Newbury, Mass., 1 16, 191. 
Researches and 'Recorder of the Merrimack Valley, 168. Hist. Newbury, Co. 
Berks, England, by W. Money, 565. Parish Notes by E. P. Barrow, Rector of 
Cholderton, Co. Wilts, England, 8. Mather's Magnalia, edition 1863, vol. 1, 
484. Drake's Founders of New Eng., 53, 68. Savage's Gen. Diet., vol. 1, 872, 
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1899.] Captain William Traske of Salem. 43 

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Webster, N. H., 592. 

In the preparation of this pedigree I wish to acknowledge the assistance 
of Miss Mary T. Little of Newburyport, Mass., Mr. Alfred Poore of Sa- 
lem, Mass., Mrs. Sarah J. N. S. Woo<l8 of Bedford, N. H., George W. 
Marshal], LL.D., Heralds College, London, and Mrs. Frances A. Dame of 
Newburyport, Mass. 


By William B. Trask, A.M., of Boston. 

Captain Whjjam Traske, one of the five " Old Planters " of 
Salem, probably came from Somersetshire, England, the name 
prevailing in that county at an early period. By information ob- 
tained through our highly esteemed friend Mr. Henry F. Waters, 
at one of the record oiSces in London, he was about going to Delft, 
in Holland, when his deposition was taken Jan. 15, 1623, aged 
thirty-four. This agrees substantially with another made in Salem 
forty years later, so that, proximately, his birth may have been 
about the year 1587. Mr. George Cecil Trask, of Ceylon, India, 
a native of Somerset, England, in his copyings from the parish of 
East Coker, in that county, finds a William Trask, son of Nicholas, 
who was baptized in the parish church, according to the records, 
a year or two earlier than the date of 1587. 

His object in going to the Low Countries, at that time, is a mat- 
ter of conjecture. It may have been that he then and there received 
his necessary education, and came to this country, like Myles Stand- 
ish (bom in 1584) and others, with a mind disciplined in military 
tactics, and possibly in civil engineering. He probably had some 
sort of a military conunission either in Holland or the fatherland. 
Be that as it may, in the first mention of him by Hubbard, the 
historian, he is called Captain, thus : ^ With Mr. Endicot in the 
year 1628, came Mr. Gotte, Mr. Brakenberry, Mr. Davenport and 
others, who being added to Capt. Traske [blank] and John 
Woodberry (that was before this time returned with a comfortable 
answer to them that sent him over) went on comfortably together 
to make preparation for the new Colony, that were coming over, 
the late controversy that had been agitated with too much animosity 
betwixt the fore mentioned Dorchester planters, and their new 
agent, Mr. Endicot, and his Company then sent over, being by the 

44 Captain William Traske of Salem. [Jan. 

prudent moderation of Mr. Conant, agent before for the Dorches- 
ter merchants quietly composed," &c. It will be noticed that Hub- 
bard has a blank after the name of Capt. Traske ; had the space 
been filled by some word or words the information that would have 
been conveyed thereby might possibly have been of some import- 
ance to us. 

It is probable that Capt. Traske joined Conant's company in the 
Dorchester interest, and is thus identified as one of the *^ planters." 
Had he been here, before 1628, would he not have been mentioned 
previous to that date, in connection with the other four planters, 
Conant, Woodbury, Balch and Palfrey ? Is it not plausible to 
suppose, that he came with Woodbury on his return visit to Salem, 
in or about the month of June, 1628, a short time before Endicot, 
who arrived, as stated, the 6th of September following? 

Furthermore, is there not some significance in the phrase used by 
Hubbard, in regard to Endicot and others, *'who being added to 
Capt. Traske and John Woodberry, that was before this time 
returned," &c. Why not have mentioned the names of the other 
three ** planters," unless this were a new movement or a new phase 
of the movement brought about by the advent of Capt. Traske and 
return of Woodbury ? 

On the 19th of October, 1630, Capt. Traske requested to be 
made a freeman, in company with Roger Conant, John Woodbury, 
Peter Palfrey, John Balch, and fifly-^ight others, but there seems 
to be no record extant, that we are aware of, to show that Capt. 
Traske took the oath. In all probability he did, or something equiv- 
alent to it. He never could have held, we may safely conclude, the 
position of deputy to the General Court, with other offices of high 
honor and trust, unless he had taken the oath or obligation of alle- 
giance to the government. The organization of the first church in 
Salem was eflected Aug. 6, 1629 ; Capt. Traske was one of the 
original members. 

Capt. Traske deposed that in 1632, he with John Balch and 
others had leave from Thomas Dexter, one of the purchasers of 
Nahant from Black William, to put their cattle in that romantic 
place. Felt, i. 180. 

November 7th of this year, 1632, about three years before becom- 
ing a member of the General Court of Massachusetts, he was 
appointed by said Court, with Mr. Conant, William Cheesebrough 
and John Perkins, to set down the bounds betwixt Dorchester and 
Roxbury, ''Ralfe Sprage" chosen umpire. Capt. Traske was thus 
brought early into public life. 

Again, on the 3d of March, 1635-6, the General Court passed an 
order, that ** with the consent of the deputies of Dorchesf & Rocks- 
bury, it [is] refer** to Capt. Traske [who was then a member of 
the Court], Mr. Palmer & Willm Cheeseb [rough] or any two of 
them, to sett out the bounds betwixte Rocks [bury &] Dorchestf} 
which they are appoyncted to doe befo[re] midsumer nexte.'^ 

1899.] Captain William TrasJee of Salem. 45 

Capt. Traske was a Deputy to the General Court, •IGSS, 1636, 
1637, and again in 1639, the latter year in company with Major 
Humphrey Atherton, of Dorchester, both of whom were ancestors 
of the writer of this sketch. In 1635 he was also a co-deputy from 
Salem, in the General Court, with his friend and fellow-laborer, 
and possibly kinsman, John Woodbury. 

On the 3d of September, 1634, in company with Captains Under- 
hiU, Patrick, Mason, Turner, and Lieutenants Feakes and Morris, 
he was on a committee chosen by the General Court, in regard to 
fortifications at Castle Island, Charlestown and Dorchester, and 
with another committee, chosen at the same time, to look afler the 
fort at Boston. 

The same year, Richard Davenport was chosen ensign to Cap- 
tain Traske. The Court record reads thus : ^ 14 May, 1634, 
Sichard Damford was chosen ensigne to Capt. Traske." The mili- 
tary commanders of that day were ordered by the Court to train 
their bands once every month. 

The matter relative to the mutilation of the English flag, it will 
be remembered, came to a head during what might be called Captain 
Traske's and Ensign Davenport's military leadership, but its in- 
cipiency was at an earlier date, under Gov. Dudley. The follow- 
ing narrative may be found in Palfrey's History of New England, 
L 426. Nov. 5, 1634, "The question which has been referred 
to" (see page 409) "respecting the obliteration of the cross of 
& George from the royal ensign," arose during the year of Dudley's 
administration. At a Court of Assistants, "complaint was made 
by some of the country, • • • • that the ensign at Salem 
was defaced ; namely, one part of the red cross taken out. Upon 
this, an attachment was awarded against Kichard Davenport, ensign- 
bearer, to appear at the next Court to answer. Much matter was 
made of this, as fearing it would be taken as an act of rebellion, or 
of like high nature, in defacing the king's colors ; though the truth 
were, it was done upon this opinion, that the red cross was given 
to the king of England by the Pope, as an ensign of victory, and so 
a superstitious thing, and a relic of Antichrist." 

See Palfrey, farther, in regard to this matter, i. 427, 430, 431 ; 
Winthrop's New England, i. 146, 150, 154, 156, 158, 160, 161, 
reference in aU these being made to the original edition of Savage's 

As an illustration of the common saying that "history repeats 
itself," may be mentioned the interesting fact that in 1621, thirteen 
years before the Endicot affair now related, "an accusation was 
brought against Mr. Thomas Middlecote, the Mayor of Boston, 
England, that by himselfe or some others by his appointment or 
consent had cutt off the cross from the mace and caused y^ to be 
carried be/ore him soe defaced ^^ such an act being, according to 

• His name appears first on the Court Becords, Sept. 2, 1635. 

48 Captain William Traske of Salem. [Jan. 

About the year 1636, when there was a proposition to build a 
college, Capt. Traske gave up his farm at the Marblehead farms to 
Thomas Scruggs, so as to leave the land unencumbered. But the 
project for a college at that place was abandoned. About this 
time preliminary steps were taken in favor of Harvard College, 
namely, on the 28th of October, 1636, when the General Court 
" agreed to give 400* towards a schoale or colledge," and on the 
13th of March, 1638-9, it was ordered, that the College agreed 
upon to be built at Cambridge shall be called "Harvard College." 

The Court records state that on the 17th of May, 1638, a com- 
mittee appointed by the Court for the expedition against the Pequods, 
" for men, munitions and provisions," consisted of Captains Traske 
and Turner, and Sergeant Richard Collecot, of Dorchester. At 
the same meeting Captains Stoughton and Jennison, with Lieut. 
Howe and John Johnson, " were appointed to lay a proportion upon 
each town for 50 men more, to be sent with Capt. Stoughton, M' 
Wilson, Capt. Traske and others." 

In a letter from Roger Williams to Gov. John Winthrop, dated 
New Providence, "this 4^ of the weeke mane June, 1637," is this 
paragraph : " Mr. Stoughton or Capt. Traske, on their way may 
please to reade this," showing that Capt. Traske was in the expedi- 
tion against the Pequods, under Stoughton, and not under Endicot, 
as hinted by Mr. Savage and perhaps other historical writers. 
Further, Roger Williams writes : " I heare our loving friends, 
Mr. Stoughton, Mr. Traske, &c. are on their way, & 160 (the 
intended number) with them." See Mason's Hist, of the Pequot War, 
page 14 ; Winthrop's Hist, of New England, i. 222 ; Mass. EUst. 
Coll., 4th scries, vi. 194; Winthrop Papers. According to Hub- 
bard: "The Colony of Massachusetts determined to send an 
hundred and sixty, of whom an hundred and twenty were ordered 
under the conduct of Capt. Patrick^ of Watertown, and Capt. 
Trashy of Salem, Capt. Stoughton ^ of Dorchester^ being to com- 
mand in Chief; with whom was sent that holy Man of God, Mr. 
John Wihon (Pastor of one Church of Boston) y the Charets 
[Chariots?] and Horsemen of our IsraelJ*^ 

For particulars in regard to the Pequod war, in which Capt. 
Traske is sometimes mentioned, see the history of it by John Mason, 
Mass. Hist. Coll., 2d series, vol. viii. pp. 120-153. See abo Let- 
ter from Mr. Wmthrop to Gov. Bradford, 28. 5, 1637 ; Bradford's 
Plymouth Plantation, page 359; Phillip Vincent's "True Relation 
of the late Battell fought in New England," printed 1637, Mass. 
Hist. Coll. vol. xxvi. ; Capt. John Underbill's Newes from America, 
Mass. Hist. Coll. vol. xxvi. ; Lyon Gardiner, Mass. Hist. Coll. 
vol. xxiii. ; Mason's Account, Mass. Hist. Coll. vol. xviii. ; Lech- 
ford's Note Book ; Mass. Hist. Society's Proceedings, vol. x. 2d 
series, 1895, 1896; Hubbard's New England, edited by S. G. 
Drake, ii. 19. 

1899.] Captain William Traske of Salem. 49 

It is inferred that the Pequod expedition was terminated in about 
three months' time. See petition of Capt. Patrick, March 12, 
1637-8, for aUowance equal with Captaine Traske, for the time 
employed in that special service. 

May 3, 1639. The Court gave Capt. Traske two hundred acres 
of land in regard of much service. 

In the year 1 643, Oct. 9. At a town meeting in Salem, it was agreed 
'^that John Moore shoold have 1-2 peck of corne from every family, and 
ill snch as are at their own homes, and soch as are better able to bestow 
more according as God shall enable them." "Capt Trask to receive it from 
the hrmenJ* 

The ordinary trainings under Capt. Traske had been continued 
eight times a year and sometimes more, and as it seems to general 
satisfaction, but for reasons given in the following vote of the town, 
his services of this character were at length discontinued. The 
record reads thus : 

"1645. 1 October. Whereas y* towne of Salem, lying so open to y* 
sea, is in great dang' of saddaine attempts by a forraigne enemy, & y'fore 
great care is to be had in these dangerous times, it is ordered y® cheife mili- 
tary offic' of y* band y' should inhabite in or nere y* harbor. Y* Cort 
considering y^ Captaine Traske, who hath bene many years their cheife 
officer, dwels so remote from y^ p' of y® towne as he cannot be helpfull 
upon any such suddaine occasion, doth hereby discharge him of y^ office, 
w^ all due acknowledgm^ of his £uthfulness & former good service to y^ 
country, & do hereby appoint Mr. Willi: Hathome to be capt of y® said 
military company or trained band of y* said towne to exercise y^ said office 
& continue therein, untill some oth' shalbe duely chosen & confirmed in y® 
said office." 

23. 12. 1646. Edmond Batter was to go to Capt. Traske for a 
barrell of powder. In one or two other instances a similar vote 
was passed, showing that he had to some extent a distribution of 
the public ammunition. 

In 1648, Capt. Traske had a grant of 250 acres of land from the 
General Court. The same year he deeded this land to Gov. John 
Endicot. The original may be found in Massachusetts Archives, 
xxxix. 656. It is as follows : 

'^All men shall know by theise presents That I Captaine William 
Traske, of Salem, For & in consideration of Fine hundred apple trees of 
three yeares groweth already receaued haue giuen, graunted, sold, bargained 
& confirmed, & doe by theise presents for mee, myne heires, executo** 
administrate" giue graunt, sell, bargaine & confirme vnto Mr. John Ende- 
oott of Salem afforesaid all that my Land w^ contayneth Twoe hundred 
& Fiftie acres w^ the Generall Court graunted vnto mee lying & being 
next to the Land of Cap' Hathome w^ ioyneth to the Farme of the said 
M' Endecott, sdttuate & being vpon & neere vnto Ipsw^ riuer. To haue 
& to hold the said Two hundred & Fifde acres of Land as afforesaid to the 
said John Endecott his heires & assignes for euer w''' warranteye against 
all men that shall lay daime there vnto From, by or vnder mee. 

50 Captain William Traske of Salem. [Jan. 

In Witness whereof I bane heere vnto sett my hand & seale the xiz^ 
day of the first moneth 1648. 
Signed, sealed & deliaered 

in the presence of vs William /^^ 

John Endecott Traske \^ 

Zerobbabell Endecott.'' 

[See a facsimile on opposite page.] 

In 1656, William Traske exchanged a farm of 100 acres of land, 
previously of the conmions near Spring Pond, for a cow, valued at 

The five layers out* of the Salem lands, at an early period, were 
" Captain Traake, Mr. Conant, John Woodbury, John Balch and 
Jeffrey Massey." Capt. Traske seems to have been a layer out of 
lands for Thomas Rucke, senior; for Thomas Scudder in 1648. 
He was, also, a witness to the will of the latter in 1658. 

At a meeting of the selectmen of Salem, 8. 4: 1657, it was 
voted, ''that Sergent Porter shall sitt in the seate w*^ Capt Trask.** 
Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, ix. 201. 

Again, on the 22 (1) 57-8, at a meeting of the selectmen, 

^Its agreed that the fore seat in the South Gallery shall be set apt. for 
these persons to be seated in vidz : 

Alex Seeres [Joseph Grafton Jar.] 

Tho : Barnes Samll Porter 

Job: Heliard Tho: Sallowes 

Rich Leech Andrew Woodbury 

Rich Adams Arthur Kippen 

Mordecbai Cranat Tho: Robbios^f 
Will Trask 

'< In the town records, there is to be seen, in the handwriting of Mr. 
Conant, a list of the heads of families, and before each name stands the 
number of persons thereby represented. Roger Conant headed a family 
of nine persons ; John Woodbury, six ; John Balch, six ; Captain Trask, 
seven : and Mr. Endicott, nine. These heads of households received each 
an acre, for by the town vote the greatest families could not have more than 
that amount of meadow." Ibid. xx. 54. 

" The testimony of Nathaniell Puttnam aged 65 yeeres y* I have Lived 
46 yeares in Salem bounds & y® Plain y* doth Lay at y* Easterly end of 
the Long pond y* y® Country road Doth Run through y*goeth to Linn from 
Salem & where y® Country road y^ Doth Come from Ipswitch Doth meet 
w^ the Road y^ Cometh from Salem I say y^ that plain was Reputed Sb 
Commonly Called Capt. Trasks plain^ & this for y*^ Space of the first 
Twenty Six yeeres y* I Lived in Salem & Further Saith y* Capt. Trask 
Did in my hearing did Owne y^ plain to be his Land & This was Sometime 
before his Death & Farther s*° y' about fourty yeeres since y* the Coiiion 
price of Cowes was five pounds & the Comon price of Vakant Land in 
Salem bounds was sold For one Shilling for one Aker & at y^ price we 
bought Land John Putnam Witnessetn to y® three Last Lines. 

* See dopoeition next page. 

f Hist. Col. Essex Institute, ix. 214. 

^See diagram. 

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1899.] Captain WilUam Traske of Salem. 51 

Sworn in Court at Ipswich March 30 (86). 

as Attests Jo: Appleton Cler/' 
Ipswich Records [at Salem] Vol. v. 214. John Putnam ^ aged about 
58 yeares," gives^similar testimony to the foregoing. 

In 1658, Oct. 19, at a Court of Assistanta, Capt. Traske was 
granted 400 acres of land in the Pequod country. 

In the year 1661, when about seventy-four years of age, he pre- 
sented a petition to the General Court ^for himselfe and other 
souldiers vnder him," for another grant of land, in consideration 
of his military services. He understands ^ that seuerall Gentlemen 
haue lands granted and laid out at the pequots Country that was ; 
and others are likely to putt in for more who it may bee neuer 
swett soe much for it as som off vs bledd on it and for y' servise." 

*^ In answer to this petition y* Deputies thinke meet to grant Cap^ Traske 
400 Acres of land in the place desired with reference to the Consent of o^ 
hono^ magis^ hereto. 

William Torrbt Cleric 

Consented to by the magistrates.** 

The foregoing petition is printed in full in the Reoisteb, vol. vi. 
p. 370. 

" The deposition of William Traske seny, aged 77 yeares Saith, that to 
his knowledg the lotts on the south Riner side (soe Caled) in Salem Towne, 
from John Sweets lott & vpward the Riuer & seuerall downward, were 
layd out downe to the Riuer & there was noe high waye alowed betweene 
the water & them, I this Deponent being one of the layers out at that time, 
which was about 34 yeares agoe, & was at the laying out of seuerall of 
those lotts & doe very well remember it : for the Towne in those times, 
did not conceaue of any need of away by the^ water side of those lotts St 
further Saith not 

taken vpon oath 29*^ Nov'. 64. 
before mee Simon Bradstreet." 

The above deposition in regard to the laying out of lands may be 
found in £Issex County Court Papers, vol. x. page 48. 

His wiU was made 15th of May, 1666. (See Register, 1857, 
vol. xi. 257.) Proved in court at Salem, 24th June, 1666. 
Witnesses, Joseph Boice, John Hill. Inventory prised by Tho : 
Bobbins, John Hill, June 15, 1666. House, upland and meadow, 
£160; The Mill, £100; 5 cows, £22-10s; 2 steers and 2 heifers, 
each 2 years old ; 2 year old heifers, 4 calves, 3 ewes, & 3 lambs, 
9 swine, mare and 2 colts ; 2 steers at 3 years old. [No grain nor 
produce] . Total £364. 

In Court 27 June, 1666, executors gave oath, &c. 

Court Files. 

Selectmen's Meeting, 16 May, 1666. ''Ordered that the souldyers that 
atend Capt. Trask to his grave : shall haue som alowance to make them 
drink at M' Gidney & is Left to the discretion of Wa: Price nott exceed- 
ing the som <^ twenty shills. A cloth to cover the drum." Salem Records, 
2d Book. 

52 Captain William Traske of Salem. [Jan. 

Neither tradition nor record informs us as to place of burial. 

His will was signed, sealed, and witnessed 15th of May, and 
arrangement made by the selectmen for the funeral the next day. 
Might he not have been buried on his own land, as was the 
custom of the times, and the place selected by himself or friends, 
contiguous to or a part of " the orchard," west of his dwelling house? 
Rev. IVlr. Felt, in his Annals of Salem, 2d edition, vol. ii., page 
447, says, under Mill Plain: 

"There was a spot here for graves prior to 1669, near the glass house 
field. Id 1682, it was described as boanded by William Trask's premises. 
Like the ancient burying place of the village and many family ones, it was 
set off with Danvers." 

Hanson says (History of Danvers, page 156, printed in 1£48) : 

" Probably no town in Massachusetts possesses so many graveyards as 
Danvers. In former days, it was the custom for each family, or at the 
most for two or three families, to have a little spot in which to deposit the 
departed. Thus these cities of the dead were multiplied, constantly, until 
in all the number has swelled to about one hundred." 

His eldest son, William, about the year 1680 or perhaps a little 
earlier, built, according to tradition, the house sold by the heirs of the 
estate in 1870, after the death of Mr. Isaac Bullock, the last of the 
descendants of Capt. William Traske bom in the old homestead.* 

The late George D. Phippen, Esq., of Salem, in an interesting 
sketch of " The Old Planters of Salem who were settled here before 
the arrival of Governor Endicott, in 1628," Historical Collections 
of the Essex Institute, i. 193-195, has the following tribute to my 
ancestor (page 194) : 

" He was an energetic man, a brave soldier and reliable in case of an 
emergency. He was one of the first, if not the first military commander 
in Massachusetts; we can safely say of him as has been said of Capt. 
Mason — what Captain Standish was to the Plymouth Colony, and Captain 
Mason to Connecticut, Captain Trask was to the Massachusetts Colony." 

Rev. J. B. Felt, in writing about Capt. Traske, closes with these 
words : " He was a brave man ; a useful and respected member of 
society." Annals of Salem, 1st ed., p. 227. 

Note. — The drawing made by Mr. Bullock, as shown in the accompanying 
half-tone, gives, as he states it, a *' Plan of Capt. W™ Traske's Mill ponds, 
on North River, as I understand it to have been before 1750, with Spooner*s 
point, as my opinion is, and the other points according to M^ Felt. And I 
locate Boyce's Island from my recollection of the Mill-pond, about 1812. See 
Vol. i, page 306, for a document mentioning this Island." He thus refers to 
his own copy of Felt's Annals of Salem, 2d edition, which contains many origi- 
nal papers of the Trask family. ** I have marked," he continues, " the site of 
the original grist Mill dam, according to family tradition, confirmed by my now 
clear recollections of the localities as far back as 1810-12, at which time my 
great Aunt Mehitabel Trask died, and whose recollections of events went back 
to 1750 — her traditionary memories were uncommonly extensive and minute." 

* Mr. Bullock was the only child of his parents ; was bom in Danvers April 13, 
1800. By a change of names and boundaries, he lived afterwards in South Danvers, 
then Peabody, and died in Salem in 1870, without removing his residence. 

1899.] Descendants of Bdward and Joh7i Itee. 53 

Beferences to Diagram. 

• Original liUldam— 1636. 

f Second dam, Frye's Mills— 1712-13. 

T. William Traske's original house. 

X Second House — 1675-80 — old Homestead. 

B. Traske*s Burial ground, old village. 

C. The Orchard of the Homestead. 

D. Gardner's hill — ancient Cemetery. 

The mottoes at the upper part of the diagram, on the right, are appropriate. 
That familiar saying, attributed to Patrick Henry, *' Give me liberty or give me 
death," when taken in connection with the fight at the North Bridge, Salem, end- 
ing in Leslie's retreat, is significant. See article entitled ** Leslie's Retreat," or 
the *' Resistance to British Arms, at the North Bridge in Salem, on Sunday, 
P.M., Feb. 28, 1775," Essex Institute Proceedings, 1848-56, a paper by Cliarles 
M. Endicott, Esq., also published separately. The patriotic Oration by Dr. 
George B. Loring, delivered at the celebration, North Bridge, Salem, July 4th, 
1862. Felt's " Salem," second edition, vol. ii., p. 514-519. "The first step," 
says Endicott, '* which ultimately led to the independence of America." 

The other motto, reading *' Dulce Domum," is also appropriate in reference 
to *' our house," built by William Trask, the second, the birthplace of many 
generations, the last of whom was Mr. Isaac Bullock. The phrase, " dulce 
domum," reminds one of the Latin chorus, 

** Domum, domum, dulce domum." 
** Home, home, Joyous home." 

In the Essex R^^try of Deeds, Lib. 77, fol. 281, is a conveyance from 
William Trask, Ck>rdwainer, and John Trask, Blacksmith, both of Salem, Ad- 
ministrators of the Estate of their Father, John Trask, Gent° late of Salem, 
Deceased, Ck>nsideration £14. 10*, paid by Samuel Bell, of Salem, Bricklayer, of 
about 50 Poles of Marsh, called Boyces Island, lying in the Mill pond in Salem, 
and butting every way on said pond, with the privileges, &c. 

John Higoissok, May 29, 1738. 

JoHX HiGOiKSON Jun'. Ackn. same day. 

It is hoped that in a future number of the Rboister, farther account of local- 
ities given in this diagram will be made use of, in connection with the family 



Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smtth, and communicated by 
Dr. Behnabo C. Steucer, of Baltimore. 

Edward^ Lee, or Leigh, or Lees, came to Guilford about 1675, and 
married Elizabeth Wright, daughter of Benjamin, a resident of that place, 
in 1676. She died about 1685, and he married again, Abigail Stevens, 
daughter of Thomas of Guilford. She died August, 1727. He died in the 
preceding April. Wright gave by will, land to his daughter, in October, 1685. 
This land consisted of a home lot of one acre in the present borough of 
Guilford, a parcel of marsh land at Sandy Point and forty-four acres of 
upland. This land, Eldward Lee conveyed to his son Samuel^ the only 
surviving child of his first wife. He owned land in the vicinity of the West 
Biver in 1706, and removed there about 1710, after he had transferred his 
other property to Samuel' Lee. He also owned two lots in the Cohabita- 
tion land (now North Guilford). His list in 1716 was £95.12.6. He is 

54 Descendants of Bdtoard and John Lee. [Jan. 

snpposed to have been a brother of George^ Lee of Sajbrook, who married 

Martha and died 1728, and of (2) John^ Lbe of East Guilford. He 

was one of the smaller planters of Guilford. Sayage's Genealogical Dic- 
tionary, iii. 75, calls him Lees and says he was perhaps son of Hagh of 
The children of Edward Lee and Elizabeth Wright were : 

i. Joseph*, b. 1678 ; d. Dec. 5, 1692. 
8. ii. Samuel, b. Jone 25, 1681 ; d. Aug. 26, 1727. 

The children of Edward Lee and Abigail Stevens jwere : 

iii. Mart, b. Jaly 4, 1689 ; d. s. Jane 9, 1752. 

It. Sarah, b. Feb. 27, 1690-1 ; m. Nicholas Bond, of Hebron, Conn. 

4. y. Lemuel, b. Dec. 1, 1698. 

5. vi. Thomas, b. Aag. 15, 1696. 

6. yU. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 25, 1698-9; d. Sept. 24, 1751. 

Ylii. Abigail, b. May 9, 1699 ; d. Jan. 27, 1767 ; m. David Chapman, son 
of Robert of East Haddam, on Feb. 5, 1724. 

2. JoHN^ Lee was a cooper, and lived in Eillingworth in 1688, but later 
removed to East Guilford, where he resided in 1696, when he was 
given liberty to build a Sabbath-Day house on the Guilford Green. 
His list in 1716 was £95.3.0, and his cooper's trade was rated at 
£5. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Dennis Crampton of Guil- 
ford, iu 1686, and died Feb. 14, 1718. She died Juue 23, 1746. 
Their children were : 

7. 1. John* Jr., b. May 5, 1688, at Eillingworth; d. at Quilford, March, 


8. 11. Joseph, b. Aug. 26, 1690; d. Dec. 81, 1758. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 80, 1692; d. s. Jan., 1725. 

9. iv. Jonathan, b. May 26, 1696; d. Feb. 10, 1750. 

V. Mary, b. July 25, 1697 ; m. Samuel Allis, of Stratford. 
vi. Daniel, b. July 6, 1699; d. s. 
vll. Deborah, b. Oct. 12, 1702 ; d. s. Oct. 20, 1765. 

10. viii. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 22, 1704; d. Dec. 20, 1753. 

ix. Rachel, b. 1708. 

8. Samuel^ Lee (Edward^), of Guilford, married Abigail Bishop, daugh- 
ter of John Jr., Sept. 18, 1700. She died June 5, 1751. His list 
in 1716 was £39. 
Their children were: 

i. Susannah*, b. June 23, 1707; d. Oct. 20, 1707. 
ii. Abigail, b. June 22, 1710; m. John Benton, of Quilford, Dec. 15, 
1730; d. Julys, 1733. 

11. iU. Samuel, b. April 22, 1713; d. March 3, 1787. 

4. Lemuel^ Lee (Edward^) of Berlin, Conn., lived in 1716 at Guilford, 
where his list was £21 and one horse. He resided on the West 
river, near his father, until he removed from Guilford. He married 
Ist, Mary Burnett, on Feb. 25, 1716. She died March 2, 1719, 
and he married 2d, Mary West. 
By his first wife he had one child : 
i. Samuel', b. March 26, 1717. 

The children of Lemuel and Mary (West) Lee were : 

ii. Anna,» b. March 1, 1722-3; d. Dec. 15, 1746. 
iii. Mary, b. Oct. 8, 1724. 

iv. Mindwell, b. May 13, 1726 ; d. June 16, 1743. 
V. Lemuel, b. May 11, 1729; d. Dec, 1746. 
vi. Abigail, b. April 8, 1733; d. Dec. 16, 1749. 
vU. Lewis, b. July 23, 1784 ; d. Dec. 14, 1746. 

1899.] Descendants of Edward and John Lee. 55 

5. Thomas* Lee (Edward^) had a home lot at Bloff Head in North 

Guilford, and remoyed thence with his brother Lemael, to Berlin. 
He married Nov. 15, 1721, Elizabeth Sanford of Fairfield, who 
died March 9, 1746. 
Their children were : 

i. Stephen*, b. Oct. 10, 1782. 
li. Edward, b. Jan. 17, 1735. 
ill. Thomas, b. Oct. 13, 1780. 

6. Ebenezer' Lee {Edward^) bought his brother LemQel's land on Nov. 

27, 1722, and always resided in Guilford. He married May 16, 
1721, Sarah Chidsey, daughter of Joseph. She died March 7, 1778. 
Their children were : 

i. Mary», b. May 2, 1722. 
19. U. Elon, b. May 16, 1724; d. May 10, 1806. 

ill. Rachel, b. Feb. 23, 1727; m. Jasper Grifflng, of Quilford, 1761, 

and d. March 4, 1811. He d. Nov. 1, 1800. 
It. Rhoda, b. Nov. 29, 1728; d. June 20, 1741. 
Y. Sarah, b. June 2, 1732. 
y1. Luct, b. 1789 ; m. John Norton of Guilford, Dec. 7, 1758. 

13. tU. William, b. 1741 ; d. April 29, 1795. 

7. John' Lee {Joh'n?)^ of Blast Guilford, married Rachel, daughter of 

Stephen Bishop. His list in 1716 was £30.6.0. He had land at 
the Neck in East Guilford, giyen him by his father in 1712. 
Their only child was : 

14. 1. John', b. 1714 ; d. Aug. 8, 1752. 

8. Joseph* Lee (JbAit^), of East Guilford, married 1st, Lois Pond on 

June 24, 1730 ; 2d, Rebecca Lewis. Probably all his children were 
by his first wife. 

They were (the order of their birth is uncertain) : 

15. 1. Joseph'. 

11. JosiAH, b. July 11, 1733; d. May 7, 1751. 

ill. BrIiBiAM, m. Mifurk Hodgkiss, Jan. 8, 1751. 

It. Elizabeth, m. Nathaniel Spencer, of Haddam. 

T. Luct, b. June 10, 1734; m. John Crattenden; d. Feb. 10, 1786. 
t1. Phinehas, b. Nov. 5, 1736 ; d. Aug. 13, 1747. 

9. Jonathan* Lee {Johv})^ of East Guilford, mArried Hope, daughter of 

Jonathan Murray, of Guilford, on August 15, 1719. After his 
death she married, about 1755, William Judd, Esq., of Waterbury, 
who died January 29, 1772. She died Febniaiy 27, 1787. 
Their children were: 

I. Ann', b. Oct. 1, 1720; m. Ebenezer Hunger, of East Guilford, 
May 3, 1742, and d. Aug. 22, 1788. He d. June 20, 1793. 

II. Mart, b. May 2, 1722; d. y. 

III. Mary, b. Feb. 10, 1723; m. Perry. 

16. It. Jonathan, b. May 22, 1726; d. Feb. 17, 1803. 

y. Hope, b. May 1, 1728; m. Timothy Terrell, of Woodbury, Feb. 26, 

1754. He d. Aug. 29, 1786. 
yl. Selah, b. June 23, 1737; d. Jan. 6, 1757. 

10. Nathaniel* Lee {John})^ of East Guilford, married let. Temperance 

Bishop, daughter of Nathaniel, April 3, 1728. S le died March 29, 
1751. He married 2d, Mary Tomer, April 6, 1752. She died in 

56 Descendant of Edward and John Lee. [Jan. 

The children of Nathaniel and Temperance (Bishop) Lee were: 

I. Temperance*, b. Jan. 29, 1729 ; d. y. 

II. James, b. Sept. 2, 1780; d. March 19, 1751. 
17. ill. Nathaniel, b. April 11, 1786. 

iv. Experience, b. Sept. 10, 1737. 

V. Timothy, b. Feb. 22, 1740 ; d. Oct. 7, 1758. 

vi. Simeon, b. July 16, 1745; d. Dec. 25, 1771. 
vil. Phinehas, b. Oct. 17, 1747; d. Aug. 2, 1770. 
vili. Jennie, b. May 11, 1750; d. May 17, 1770. 

The child of Nathaniel and Mary (Turner) Lee was : 

ix. Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1758 ; m. Aaron Foster, of East Guilford, Dec. 
10, 1769. He d. March 12, 1773. 

11. Samuel* Lee, Jr. {Samuel,^ Ebenezei^)^ of Guilford, married Ruth, 
daughter of Deacon Seth Morse, January 6, 1742. She died March 
8, 1804. 

Their children were : 

I. Samuel*, b. Oct. 1, 1742 ; d. May 31, 1819. He was a man of much 

prominence in the town, representing it several times in the 
legislature. During the Revolutionary war he was most zealous 
in his patriotism, and served on several important town com- 
mittees. In 1778, he was appointed lieutenant in the 7th Connec- 
ticut regiment. In 1780, he enlisted a company of coast guards 
in Guilford and was on duty with them for J65 days. His course 
of action against the Tories was a determined one (see Steiner*8 
History of Guilford, p. 443) . His wife was a remarkable woman, 
of great force of character. She was Agnes Dickinson (b. MJEir. 
21, 1745 ; d. July 2, 1830), dan. of Azariah and Hepzibah of Had- 
dam. She mar. Capt. Lee on Nov. 7, 1764. Their children were : 
1. Bebecca^y b. Mar. 17, 1766; d. Dec. 6, 1859 ; m. Timothy Seward 
of Guilford Dec. 3, 1783 (see Seward Genealogy in N. £. Hist. Gen. 
Register for July, 1898). Among their grand-children was Rachel 
Stone Seward, who m. Ralph D. Smyth. 2. Lucyy b. July 8, 
1770; m. Joel Griswold (d. July 19, 1835) of Guilfoi-d in 1790, 
and d. Mar. 24, 1854. 3. Buth, b. Aug. 13, 1778 ; m. Abner Ben- 
ton (d. Mar. 14, 1804) of Guilford in 1800, and d. Mar. 9, 1854. 

II. Timothy, b. Feb. 22, 1745; m. Freelove Crampton, Sept. 13, 1776 

(d. July 6, 1836). She died Sept., 1822. They had one daughter, 
Freelove^, b. 1789; d. s. May 26, 1833. He was a revolutionary 
soldier and lived in Guilford, 
ill. Levi, b. 1747 ; removed to Homer, N. Y. 

12. Elon* Leb (Ebenezer,^ Edward})^ of Guilford, married Elizabeth, 

daughter of Isaac Hotchkiss, May 16, 1750. She died March 29, 


Their children were : 

i. Sarah*, b. Mar. 23, 1752; m. Miles Johnson of Guilford, Mar. 25, 
1774; d. Mar. 14, 1775. 

il. Elon, b. June 17, 1757 ; m. Deborah Johnson, Dec. 30, 1778 ; d. 
Jan. 31, 1783. She d. Dec. 9, 1843. After his death she married 
Amos Dudley of Guilford (d. Sept. 8, 1823), July 15, 1794. 
Their children were : 1. Sarah^, b. Dec. 30, 1780 ; m. John Dud- 
ley of Guilford, 1805; d. Dec. 27, 1849 (he d. Jan. 9, 1816). 2. 
Deborah, b. Mar. 31, 1783; m. WilUam Dudley (d. July 16, 1846) 
of Guilford, Feb. 8, 1808; d. Oct. 25, 1827. 

iii. Ebkr, b. Dec. 23, 1760; d. May 31, 1855. He lived in Guilford and 
Meriden, and mar. Huldah, dau. of David Bishop, Nov. 20, 1789. 
She d. Oct. 19, 1836. Their children were : 1. Elon^y b. Dec. 16, 
1790; m. (1) Lydla Palmer, Dec. 5, 1810; (2) Eunice Howard, 
Oct., 1822 ; lived at Clarkestown, N. Y. 2. David, b. May 9, 1792 ; 
lived at Philadelphia, Penn. ; m. (1) Sarah, dau. of Capt. James 
Castle ; (2) Rachel, sister of first wife. 8. OrrUy b. Nov. 7, 1798 ; 

1899.] Descendants of Edward and John Lee. 57 

in. Elah Camp of Durham, Dec., 1819. 4. ErastuSj b. Sept. 28, 

1795; lived at Canton, Ohio, and d. s. Sept. 24, 1843. 5. Eli, b. 

Jane 7, 1800; m. (1) Lydia Evarts; (2) Betsey Taylor; (3) 

Tddow Mary (Rhodes) Ellis. 
It. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 20, 1763; m. John Arden, 1790; d. Dec. 3, 1795. 
y. Joel, b. Apr. 9, 1767, of Gnilford; d. Nov. 19, 1836; m. Mary, dan. 

of James Davis, Feb. 1, 1798. She m. (2) Amos Fowler, Jan. 

17, 1848, and died Sept. 7, 1863, ae. 94. Their children were : 

I. Polly*, b. Sept. 22, 1792; d. Sept. 25, 1794. 2. Joel Alvah, b. 
July 5, 1794; died in the west about 1877; m. Amanda Shelly, 
Mar., 1817. 3. Maria, b. Aug. 27, 1796; d. Jan. 19, 1826; m. 
Joel Parmelee of Goilford, 1818. 4. Davis, of Gnilford, b. Oct. 

II, 1798; d. Nov. 2, 1867; m. Harriett Elliott, Jan. 1, 1838. 5. 
James Edward, b. Oct. 11, 1798; d. Nov. 19, 1889; m. Rath Mer- 
win. Sept 28, 1825. 6. Gilbert Miner, b. Sept. 14, 1802 ; d. Feb. 
12, 1894 ; m. Fhebe Ricks ; lived in Wisconsin. 7. Henry Salem, 
b. Sept. 15, 1807 ; d. Jane 6, 1842 ; of Manhanset, L. I. ; m. Ann 
Brooks. 8. Justin, b. Apr. 11, 1810; m. Matilda Hotchkiss, Sept. 
20, 1866. He is still living. 

vl. Vkne, b. Nov. 27, 1770, of Pennsylvania; d. 1849; m. (1) Re- 
becca Palmer, Nov. 16, 1793. She died Jane 14, 1794, leaving 
one son, Horcice*. He mar. (2) Polly Johnson, who had one son, 
John Fletcher. 

13. WiLLLAJi* Lee {Ebenezer^, Edward^), of Guilford, married Eanice 

Hotchkiss, daughter of Mark, May 23, 1770; she died February 
27, 1827. Their chUdren were: 

I. William*, b. July 16, 1771 ; d. Jane 1, 1840. 
ii. Reuben, b. Sept. 28, 1773; m. Lois, dan. of Philemon Hall. Their 

children were : I, Eunice*. 2. Sarah, Z. Eliza Ann. ^. Alvan. 
iii. Tm, b. Nov. 1, 1776; d. Nov. 1846; m. Lois Barnes, Jane 10, 1797. 
Their children were: 1. Frederic William*, of Gnilford; m. (1) 
Nancy Stannard, (2) wid. Rebecca Stannard. 2. George Augustus. 
3. Lyman, of Little Valley, N. Y. ; m. Harriett Rathbone. 
Iv. Charles, b. Sept 7, 1777; d". Sept. 12, 1787. 

V. Sarah, b. July 6, 1782 ; m. Egglcston, of Rochester, N. Y. 

Ti. Elon, b. Mar. 12, 1786 ; d. Dec. 22, 1856 ; m. Grace Stone, May 17, 
1808. Their children were: 1. Eunice*, b. Jan. 22, 1812; m. Henry 
Benton, April 8, 1832. 2. Myrta Ann, b. May 6, 1815 ; m. Jason 
Field, April 15, 1835. 3. Edward William, b. Aag. 6, 1819 ; d. Jan. 
25, 1840. 4. Hubbard Stone, b. Joly 6, 1822, of Ann Arbor, Mich. ; 
m. Sarah Eliza Willett. 5. Eliza Polly, b. Jnly 25, 1825 ; m. Walter 
Hinckley, Oct. 4, 1846. 
tU. Charles, *b. Nov. 29. 1788, of Gnilford; d. Sept. 5, 1845; m. Achsa 
Parmelee of Gnilford, Jaly 8, 1812. (She died Nov. 9, 1866.} They 
had one child, Harriett Clarissa*, b. Mar. 10, 1818. 

riii. Jonathan, b. April 12, 1791; m. Rath ; lived at Rochester, 

N. Y., and d. Nov. 3, 1838. 

14. John* Lee, Jr. {John\ Johti^), married Elizabeth . After his 

death she married Daniel Grove of North Guilford, who died Sep- 
tember 12, 1782. She died Jalj 8, 1798. Their children were: 

i. Joror*, b. May 20, 1739 ; m. Lacy Graves. Their children were : 

1. Linu^, bap. May 26, 1771, and 2. Daniel, b. Mar. 13, 1774. 
it AzARLkH, b. Dec. 21, 1740; d. Aug. 12, 1762. 
lil. Stephen, b. , 1742. 

15. Joseph* Lee (Joseph*, JohfO)y married March 23, 1736, Mary, daugh- 

ter of Nathaniel Baylej of Guilford. Their children were: 

i. David*, b. July 3, 1740; d. July 2, 1742. 
ii. liABTHA, b. Mar. 21, 1743; m. Nathan Field, 
ill. Ruth, b. April 29, 1747. 
It. KATHA2T, b. S^t. 18, 1760. 

TOL« Lin. 5 

58 Jf^irst Book of Raynham Records. [Jan. 

16. Jonathan' Lee {Jonathan^ John^)^ of East Guilford, married Mary, 

daughter of Ebenezer Bartlett, June 27, 1751. She died Septem- 
ber 23, 1825. Their children were: 

i. Submit*, b. June 14, 1768 ; m. David Hatch of Norfolk. 

ii. Abigail, b. July 11, 1754; m. 1772, Theophilus Scranton (d. Dec. 17, 
1827), of Guilford; d. Dec. 23, 1840. 

ill. Anna, b. Nov. 10, 175G ; m. Josiah Hunger, Mar. 22, 1780. He d. 
Dec. 27, 1822. 

iv. Mart, bap. July 8, 1759 ; m. Jacob Conkllng, a tailor, who came to 

Guilford from Long Island. 
V. Jonathan, b. April 9, 1762 ; d. Nov. 4, 1844 ; m. 1789, Mindwell, dau. 
Dea. Timothy Hill of East Guilford. He lived in East Guilford, af- 
terwards Madison. Their children were : 1. Lydia*, b. April 7, 1790 ; 
d. Jan. 24, 1796. 2. Anna, b. Dec. 29, 1791 ; m. Jonathan Judd and 
removed to Orange, Conn. She was living at New Haven in 1850. 
3. Selah, b. Sept. 21, 1794; m. Electa Ann Bushnell, and lived 
in Madison. 4. Julia, b. Sept. 2, 1796. 5. Mary, b. Nov. 6, 1798; 
d. Sept. 24, 1800. 6. Chloe, b. April 6, 1801 ; m. Wm. H. Bishop. 
7. Jonathan Trumbull, b. Mar. 5, 1803; m. Betsy B. Judd, Nov. 22, 
1827, and lived in Madison. 8. Timothy H,, b. Dec. 8, 1805; d. 
of cholera Sept. 8, 1832. 9. CharloUe, b. 1808; m. Orlando Wil- 
cox of New Haven. 10. Henry, b. Aug. 2, 1810 ; m. (1) Rosalind Smith 
(d. July 22, 1848, 86.32), May 6, 1840; (2) Abigail Dudley, Nov. 6, 
1840, and lived in Madison. 11. Alexander Hamilton^ b. May 27, 
1813; d. July 5, 1835. 

vi. Srlah, b. Sept. 5, 1765 ; d. Aug. 28, 1791 ; m. Sarah Dudley, dau. of 
Gilbert. She d. Mar. 9, 1854. Their children were : 1. Horace*, 

b. ; d. flB. 5 mos., 15 days. 2. Polly, b. Sept. 18, 1789 ; d. 8. 

Nov., 1826. 

17. Nathaniel' Lee {NathameP, John}), of East Guilford and Whites- 

town, N. Y. ; married Mabel, dan. of Deacon Timothy Meigs of 
East Guilford, Dec. 7, 1757. She d. October 20, 1800. Their chil- 
dren were: 

i. TmoTHY*, b. Aug. 14, 1760; d. at Whitestown, July, 1803. 
ii. Clemania, b. Dec. 18, 1763. 

iii. Frederic, b. April 3, 1766, of East Guilford, captain in the IT. S. 
revenue service ; gave the name Madison to East Guilford when it 
was set off as a separate town ; founded Lee's Academy there ; 
was one of the earliest Jeffersonian Republicans of the town ; m. 
Anna, dau. of Asher Fowler ; had no children ; d. May 27, 1831. 
She d. Nov. 13, 1855. 
iv. Statira, b. May 24, 1768. 
V. Slmeon, b. May 26, 1771. 
vi. Alexander, b. Mar. 5, 1774. 
vii. Harriet, b. Nov. 7, 1776. 
vlii. Uriah, b. Mar. 29, 1780. 


f^om a copy in the possession of the Society. 
[Continned fl-om Vol. 52, page 296.] 

[Page 16.] 

1788 Dec 28 m. Jonathan Hall & Lidia Leonard by Mr. Wales 


1789 Sept 26 b. Jonathan — died Noy 22, 1739 

1899.] First Book ofRaynham Records. 59 

1740 Oct 4 b. Seth — Saturday 

Rec* Mar. 25, 1741 

The names & births of the children of Jonathan Hall the first and Sarah 
bis first wife are as followeth : — 

Jonathan — Thurs. 
Sarah <&d.feb 11, 1725/6 
Amos — Tues. 

Rebeckah & d. May 15, 1723 
John — Frid. 
Mason — Frid. 
Sarah the first wife of the above Jonathan Hall died Mar. 28, 1726 

Here follows the names & the births of the children of the said Jonathan 
Hall A Sarah his second wife 
1728 May 2 b. Elizabeth — Thursday 

1734 Mch 25 b. Hannah — Monday 


May 3 



July 16 



Apl 5 



May 21 



May 15 



Jany 28 


[Page 17.] 
Hatherl/ Jones 6t Abigail Rogers by Rey. John 

Wales of Raynham 
Abraham Jones of Raynham in the 76^ year of 

his age 
Timothy Jones son of Timothy Jones & Sarah 

his wife of Raynham 
Abraham Jones son Do A Do do 
Hannah Jones dan. Do & Do do 

John Jones son of Hatherly Jones & Abigail his 

wife — Sabbeth 
Ephraim Jones son Do &, Do 

Samuel Jones son of Timothy Jones &> Sarah his 

Bathsheba Jones dan. of Nathan Jones 6t Bath- 

sheba his wife 
Elnathan Jones & Silence Hewit by Sam^ Leo- 
nard Esq. Jus. Peace 
Solomon Jones A Tabitha Knapp by Josiah Dean 


[Page 18.] 
Here follows the names of the children of Joseph Jones y* 2^ of Rayn- 
ham (d. Apl 25, 1744) & Elizabeth his wife (d. Not. 23, 1750) 














































































Ephraim — d. June 16, 1742 

• The 9 is blotted, may be 7. W.R.D. 

60 Jfotes concerning Roger Williams. [Jan. 

1741 Nov 9 b. Seth Jones son of Hatherly Jones & Abigail his 

wife — Monday 
1745 July 26 b. Abigail Jones dau. Do & Do 

— Fryday 

[To be continaed.] 


By Almon D. Hodobb, Jr. 

No record giving the exact date of birth of Roger Williams has 
been found, and estimates have varied from 1598 to 1607. He 
earlier date is that of the tradition prevailing at Providence about a 
century after the event ; the later is a deduction of Oscar S. Straus 
in his life of Roger Williams published in 1894. 

In two instances Roger Williams left on record important state- 
ments concerning his age. These statements, and the circumstances 
attendant upon his ax^iission to Charter House School, afford the 
only data as yet discovered for forming conclusions as to the year of 
his birth. 

In the testimony of Roger Williams in favor of Richard Smith's title to 
the Wickford lands, is the following: '^ Nahiggonsik, 24 July 1679 (at vul- 
go). I Roger Wjlljams of Providence . . . being now neere to Foore 
Score years of age." [i?. L Bist. Soe. Coll. tit: 166,2 

It is evident that Williams here asserted that he was under 80 
years of age ; and the assumption of Mr. Straus, that he was ** over 
three score and ten, and therefore, counting his age by scores, he 
would naturally use the expression he did," is extremely plausible. 
According to this testimony, it is certain that Roger Williams was 
bom after July 24, 1599, and probable that he was bom before 
July 24, 1609. 

Letter of Roger Williams to Gov. John Winthrop : " Plymouth. [No 
date.] Only let me craue a word of explanation : among other plecufor a 
young counciUour . . . you argue from 25 in a Church Elder : tis a ridle 
as yet to me whether you meane any Elder in these New English churches 
... or the Levites who served from 25 to 50 ... or my selfe bat a 
child in euery thing, {though in Christ called Sf persecuted euen in 4r <nU of 
my fathers hawse these 20 years), I am no Elder in any church . . • d; 
yet if I at present were, I should be in the dayes of my vanitie neerwr vp- 
wards of 30 then 25.* . . • You lately sent musick to our eares, when 
we heard you perswaded . . . our beloved Mr. Nowell to surrender vp 
one sword." [^ Mass. Hist. Soc. CoU. vi : ISJ^."] 

This letter is undated, but its date can be placed at July to Octo- 
ber, 1632, from its reference to Mr^ Nowell which relates, aocord- 

* All italics are mine.— A. D. H.. Jr. 

1899.] Jfoies concerning Soger Willianu. 61 

ing to all authoritiefl, to the resignation })j Increase Nowell of his 
office of Elder, as a result of the vote of the churches that a per- 
son ought not to be a civil magistrate and a ruling elder at the 
same time. Gov. Winthrop, in his History of New England, i : 81, 
under date of July [1 to 4] 1632, records this vote, and in the 
same History, i:91, under date of Oct. 25, 1632, describes his 
visit to Plymouth. The letter was written, evidently, between these 
two dates. 

The expression " nearer upwards of 30 than 25 " is somewhat 
obscure and has been variously interpreted. ^ The earlier commen- 
tators, probably influenced by the traditional date of birth, 1598, 
supposed it might mean simply over 30^ but this is a strained in- 
te]^retation. Mr. Straus, on the other hand, considers it ^ another 
way of saying he was over 25 and under 30, or nearer to 30 than 
25 is to 30, that is to say, he was between 25 and 26, ** which last, 
in common parlance, means 25 years old. This also is a strained 
interpretation. Surely the whole argument is to the efiect that he 
was considerably past this age. To my mind, the fair interpreta- 
tion of the expression, taken with its context, is that he was nearer to 
30 years of age than he was to 25, or that he was over 27J years 
old, and hence bom not later than April, 1605. 

The following evidence seems to prove that Roger Williams was 
elected a Pensioner of the Charter House School June 25, 1621. 

lire. Sadleir, the daughter of Sir Edward Coke, the great lawyer and 
legal writer, in a Dote appended to a letter of Roger Williams addressed to 
her, wrote : '* This Roger Williams, when he was a youth, would, in a short 
hand, take sermons and speeches in the Star Chamber, and present them 
to my dear father. He, seeing so hopeful a youth, took such liking to him 
that he sent him in to Sutton's Hospital, and he was the second that was 
placed there." Ms. letters of Roger Williams to Mrs. Sadleir, in the library 
of Trinity College, Cambridge. [Narragansett Cluh Pub. vi : 252.1 

The records of Sutton's Hospital, now the Charter House, furnish no 
other particulars [concerning Roger Williams] than the following — that 
Roger Williams was elected a scholar of that institution June 25, 1621, 
and that he obtained an '' exhibition " July 9, 1624. \^EUon!$ Life of 
Soger WiUiams, p. ll.] 

I have had the records of the Charter House searched anew. In addi- 
tion to the entry that Roger Williams was elected a scholar June 25, 1621 
(being ^' the second scholar placed there " bi/ Sir Edward Coke, not the 
second scholar who was admitted) is the following under date of 1629: 
^ Roger Williams who hath exhibition and so far about five years past, has 
forsaken the university and is become discontinuer of his studies there. Ex- 
hibition suspended until order to the contrary." By the rules of Sutton's 
Hospital School no scholars could be admitted under 10 or over 14 years. 
[Be^ WiUiam$. By Oscar 8. Straus. 1894. Pp- S, 9.] 

From the rules and from his interpretation of the words " nearer 
upwards of 30 than 23," Mr. Straus concludes that Roger Williams 
waa bom in 1607. 

If the rules as to age of admission were carried out strictly in the 

62 Notes concerning Roger Williams. [Jan* 

case of Roger Williams, even under the assumption that one was 
not considered "over 14" until he was 15, then Roger Williams 
could not have been bom earlier than June 26, 1606. And this 
disagrees with my deduction from Williams's own statement in the 
letter to Gov. Winthrop, that he was bom not later than April, 
1605. . 

It seems to me therefore necessary to assume, either that Roger 
Williams described his age inaccurately, or that the rule was libera 
ally construed in his case. Either assumption is possible, but to 
my mind the latter is more probable. Sir Edward Coke not only 
was a Governor of the Charter House, but also by his legal ability 
had saved the foundation when it was assailed by Sutton's heirs ; 
and it appears to me very probable that a prot6g6 of his would be 
admitted, even if above the customary age. 

In view of the foregoing I incline strongly to the opinion that 
Roger Williams was born in, or very near to, the year 1604. If 
this was the case, then he was 74 or 75 years old when he called 
himself "neere to Foure Score years"; about 28 years old when 
''nearer upwards of 30 than 25 " ; 16 or 17 years old when elected 
a scholar of Charter House School ; 22 or 23 years old when he 
took his degree at Pembroke College ; and 78 or possibly 79 years 
old when he died. Moreover he would have been 16 years old 
when he *' in a short hand took sermons and speeches in the Star 
Chamber," if (as the note of Mrs. Sadleir implies) he did this be- 
fore entering Charter House, — a much more probable age than that 
of 13 which follows from the computation of Mr. Straus. 


Whereas there hath of long time been a difference betweene the Towne 
of Providence & the 13 Proprietors of Pautuxet, who Originally were JRo^ 
,ger Williams, William Arnold, Thomas James, John Greene, John Throck- 
morton, William Harris, Thomas Olney, Richard Waterman, ffrancis Wes- 
ton, Ezechiell Holliman, Robert Coles, Stukley Westcott & William Car* 
penter, as Concerning y® deviding of the lands of Pautuxet belonging to the 
said 13 Proprietors from the Gennerall Comon of the aforesd Towne of 
Providence : And whereas severall of the said Proprietors are deceased & 
the sd difference yet Remaneth [a settlement is agreed upon. Signed by] 
Roger Williams Benjamin Carpenter Susanna Harris 

Nathaniel! Waterman Howlong Harris Jeremaah Rhoades 

Silas Carpenter William Carpenter Peleg Rhoades 

Thomas ffield with ray Consent my two sons have subscribed: 

[and also by Ave Trustees on the part of the town of Providence.] 
Dated 16 January 1682:83.— Recorded May 24: 1705 in the Third 
Book Town of Providence, pp. 167, 168. [^Uarly Providence BecorcUy iv: 

January y« 27"^: 168|. Voated y* y« Bond Given by m'. Roger WQ- 
liams m^ Thomas ffield & John Thornton Concerning Sarah Neals being 
chargeable to y® towne by herself e or child be delivered up to y® said per- 
sons. — Town Meeting Records, p. 70. — [^Early Providence Records, viii: 
122, 123.] 

1899.] ITbies concerning Soger Williams. 63 

On April 25, 1683, William Carpenter executed a deed wherein he called 
himself the last survivor of the 13 proprietors of Pawtuxet lands; and as 
Roger Williams was one of these proprietors, he most have been dead at 
this date. [Providence DeedSy i : 260.] 

From the above it is clear that Roger Williams died in February, 
March or April, 1683. Rev. Isaac Backus so asserted in the first 
edition of his History of New England, i: 515, published in 1777. 
In his Abridgement of the Church History of New England, p. 130, 
published in 1804, ]Mr. Backus stated that Roger Williams died in 
April, 1683. 


The record of the births of the children " of Roger Williams and 
Mary his wife," on page 5 of the ^ First Book of Providence,*** 
proves that Mary was the mother of all the children. 

That Mary's maiden name was probably Warnerd or Warnard, 
is shoi^Ti by the following extract from a letter written by William 
Harris to one Capt. Dean under date of Providence, 14th of No- 
vember, 1666, copied by Moses Brovrn,t and printed about 1896 
in a leaflet entitled '^ Some William Harris Memoranda." The let- 
ter relates almost entirelv to Roofer Williams. 

" I have sent you a first and second Bill of £23, 10/ stg in Two Several 
letters, I left the letters with one Mr. Warnerd, who knows your Self, he is 
Brother [^Query, own brother?] to Mr. Williams's Wife, the said Mr. War- 

nard Yours Always [signed] William Harris." Appended to the 

letter is the following: *^ Note. I copied this from an original in William 
Harris's hand writing, now in my possession. 3*^ mo. 18^^, and compared it 
carefully and made it as exact a copy as I could with the assistance of a 
younger person. [Signed] Moses Brown." 

The following letter contains valuable information concerning the 
** Memoranda " and other documents. 

PoMFRET, [Conn.] Oct. 30, 1898. 

Dear Sir: " Some William Harris Memoranda " were printed two or 
three years ago to preserve the contents of some old and dilapidated docu- 
ments then in my possession. 

The original letter to Capt. Dean is lost, — probably destroyed when the 
Jenkins residence burned, forty or fifty years ago. Mrs. Jenkins was Moses 
Brown's sole heir. 

William J. Harris, nephew of Mr. Brown's fourth wife, lived with his 
node and was one of his executors; likewise was the *' younger person " 
who assisted Moses in making his copy of the Dean letter. He made the 
copy which I have in my possession and from which that in the leaflet was 
printed. I then had the Moses Brown copy also, but it was very dilapidated. 

I am not able to fix the date of the Moses Brown copy. He died in 1836 
nearly 98 years old. 

All the ** Memoranda" papers (except the W. J. H. copy of the Dean 
letter) are owned by Mrs. M. £. Harris Cnshman, daughter of William J. 

• Earlj Records of Providence, R. I. By the Record Commissioners, i : 7. 

t Hoses' Brown (James«, Junes', John*, ChAdi), b. 1733, Sept. 23; d. 1836, Sept. 6. 

64 Samuel Skeltotij First Minister at Salem. [Jan. 

Harris. She has also many interestiDg docameDts,— original letters of Wil- 
liam Harris, and Andrew Harris's copies of the *' captivity letters," the 
originals of which were probably sent to £ugland and lost on the way. 

Yours very truly, Robert Harris. 


Rev. Isaac Backus, when writing his History of the Baptists in 
New England, collected and copied a number of documents former- 
ly belonging to Rev. Samuel Hubbard of Newport, R. I. The 
manuscript of Mr. Backus was loaned by Rev. C. E. Barrows of New- 
port, in July, 1880, to Ray Greene Huling, Esq. (now master of 
the English High School of Cambridge, Mass.), who copied the 
manuscript before returning it. 

In vol. i. pp. 510, 511, of ]Mr. Backus's History, first edition, 
is a letter written by Roger Williams to Mr. Hubbard, which has 
been reprinted in vol. vi. pp. 361, 362, of the Narragansett Club 
Publications, where the editor assigns to the letter the date of 1672. 
This letter, as printed, is incomplete, as shown by the following 
note of Mr. Backus, copied by IVIr. Huling : 

In my history, vol. i. p. 511, Dear the bottom, add [to the letter of Roger 
Williams] '* at present (to repay your kinduess & because you are scade- 
ous) I pray you to request my brother Williams, or my son Providence, or 
my daught' Hart, to spare you the sight of a memorial in verse which I 
lately writ, in humble thauksgiviug unto God, for his great & wonderful de» 
liverance to my son Providence. I pray salute." His meaning [adds Mr. 
Backus, but without due thought] in repaying was, Mr. Hubbard had 
wrote something upon his son's death, which he lent Mr. Williams, which 
he now returned. 


Communicated by £. C. Felton, Esq., of Steel ton, Pa., being the result of inTestig»- 

tiona made for him in England. 

[Concluded from Volume 52, page 357.] 

Respecting the marriage of Vincent Randall and Sarah Skelton, the 
license shows that Randall was a yeoman of Tattershall, that Sarah Skel- 
ton WHS of Couingsby and a widow, and that the application for it was 
made by George Skelton, rector of Coningsby. This suggested how im- 
portant it was to take measures with the view of discovering who the Skel- 
tun was who was the former husband of Sarah Randall. There is no 
trace of any will of hers either in the Probate Registry at Lincoln or at 
Somerset House, but by a piece of great good fortune the will was found 
in one of two portfolios of wills remaining in Bishop Alnwick's Tower 
at Lincoln. It bears date October 2, 1638, when the testatrix was Ran- 
dall's widow and was residing at Coningsby. It was written by William 
Skelton, the then rector. As to her former husband, there is not a word 

1899.] Samuel Skeltan, First Minister at Salem. 65 

from which anything can be deduced. She desires, indeed, to be buried in 
the chancel, which leads to the inference that she was connected with one 
or more of the rectors who were there buried, but she specifies no person 
near whose remains she wished her own to be laid. The bulk of what she 
had, which was not very much, is given to her four grandchildren, John, 
Francis, Sarah and Elizabeth Skeltoo, all of whom were minors, and evi- 
dently the children of Elizabeth Skelton, whom the testatrix calls ^* my 
daughter," and to whom is a legacy of forty shillings. Assuming, as 
we safely may, that by ^ daughter " we are to understand daughter-in-law, 
we arrive at the knowledge that Elizabeth Skelton's husband was the son 
of the testatrix, and residing the will in conjunction with that of George 
Skelton, who remembers " my brother Vincent's four children," and with 
the parish register, we are under no doubt who the husband was. Vincent 
Skelton was baptized at Coningsby, February 17, 1594, just two years after 
the Samuel whose baptismal entry has been given. Is it possible they were 
brothers ? 

The Skeltons were essentially a clerical race, and as this is not without 
its bearing upon the emigrant, we shall enter into the facts, taking as au- 
thority, when the Episcopal Registers fidl, the records known as th& Com- 
positions for First Fruits. 

The Sir William of the testator of 1546 was, of course, in orders. Hav- 
ing at ordiuations held in 1531 been admitted to minor orders, be was or- 
dained priest on the Saturday in Ember Week, being the Vigil of Trinity 
Sunday, May 25, 1532, on the title of the monastery of Thoruton-upon- 
Humber, a house which followed the rule of S. Augustine. When the will 
was made, the house at Thornton had been dissolv^ and the brethren scat- 
tered, but the vow of poverty which Sir William had taken was still held 
sacred, and his father felt that to him he could only leave some small token of 
remembrance, so that the sole bequest to him is ** the ring of my fy uger." In 
1553. a William Skelton compounded for the rectory of Irby, which probably 
was Irby-upon-Humber, and be appears to have held it until 1 582. It is quite 
possible he may have been the former monk of Thornton for, even assuming 
the strictest compliance with canonical requirements, bis age in 1582 need 
not have exceeded 74. Next comes another William Skelton, whom we find 
holding three benefices in Lincolnshire. The first was Beningworth or, as 
it is now written, and probably was always called, Benniworth, for vvbich 
he compounded in 1573-4, holding it but a short time, since in 1577-8 a 
fresh rector appears. In 1575, William Skelton compounded for East 
Barkwith, and in 1582 for Coningsby, both which he held until his death. 
At Benniworth he has left no remaining trace, but his name is appended 
very regularly to the East Barkwith transcripts, appearing for the last 
time to that containing the entries for the year 1601. In one the burial is 
reconied October 9, 1587, of Damaris, wife of William Skelton, who may 
have been the first wife of the rector. These two places are much about 
the same distance, say 8 to 10 miles, north of Horncastle, as Coningsby is 
to the south. In respect to East Barkwith. one of his sureties. Martin 
Earle by name, was an inhabitant of Tattershall, thus showing that Wil- 
liam Skelton was not a stranger in that locality, and the name Skelton is 
found in the register both at Tattershall and Conincrgby before he became 
rector of the latter. On his death, George Skelton was instituted to 
Coningsby, December 22, 1602, and to him succeeded his son. another 
William Skelton, who compounded in 1636-7. When the Cromwellites 
got the upper hand, he seems to have found himself in harmony with them, 

66 Samuel Skelton^ First Minister at Salem. [Jan. 

and to haveremidned uDdistarbed during the Rebellion, for he was plaintiff in 
an action tried at the Lincoln Assizes in 1656, in which, as rector, besought 
to recover the tithe of a farm called Mere Booth, and of adjoining land. 
The next rector, John Bulcock, was instituted March 11, 1660-61, the 
living then being void by the death of the last incumbent. Bulcock's 
tenure was of brief duration, and on his death John Ellis was instituted, 
August 1, 1662. William Skelton, who was son of the William last 
mentioned, was ordained priest in Lincoln Cathedral, September 1, 1662, 
and thereupon became qualified to hold a benefice, and he was insti- 
tuted to Coningsby, May 24, 1664, on the death of John Ellis. He re- 
mained rector until 1679, when he died, and with him ended the Skelton 
rectors, by whom this desirable living had been held for all but a century, 
with the brief interval between the last two of the name. John Skelton, 
son of William of 1636-7, and cousin of the younger Samuel, also took 
orders, and was instituted to the vicarage of Stixwold, March 13, 1665- 
6, and to the rectory of Scrafield, July 19, 1671. He held both until his 
death in 1684-5, residing at Stixwold. 

This record is truly remarkable, and such as few families can show, be- 
ginning, as it does, in the earlier part of the sixteenth century, when the 
Anglican Church was still in communion with the Roman, and running 
on for upwards of a hundred and fifty years until the eighteenth was near 
at hand. 

With the exception only of William the Austin Friar, all the Lincoln- 
shire Skeltons who were in orders were graduates, and Cambridge was the 
University of every one. William Skelton of Benniworth, East Barkwith, 
and Coningsby was of Clare Hall, and proceeded to the degree of B. A. 
in 1566 and of M.A. in 1572. George Skelton matriculated at S. John's 
College, and having, in 1598, whilst at it, taken the degree of B.A., migrated 
to Clare, at which he took his M.A. in 1602. William Skelton, his son, 
was also of Clare, taking his B.A. in 1625, and his M.A. in 1629. The 
next William Skelton, son of the last, was of Christ's College, B.A. in 
1654-5, and M.A. in 1658. With John Skelton, who was afterwards double 
beneficed in Lincolnshire, we return to what may be called the family col- 
lege. The Admission Register of Clare, which begins in 1630, shows that, 
as John Shelton (sic) of Couesby, Lincolnshire, he was admitted as a sizar 
April 28, 1660, and from the records of the University we learn that, as 
John Skelton, he took the degree of B.A. in 1663, beyond which he did 
not proceed. A fifth Skelton of Clare, as we shall see, was Samuel the 

Grouping together the various facts which we have been able to adduce, 
though they fall short of actual proof, yet do they render it difficult to 
doubt either that the line of the emigrant has been discovered, or that in 
the entry of 1592-3 we have the baptism of him to whom attaches so much 
of abiding interest as one of the band of scholars and earnest men who so 
largely contributed to mould the future of what is now the Great Republic 
of the West. 

In matter of education, the Grammar School at Horncastle would be 
more likely than any other to commend itself to parents residing at Con- 
ingsby and in that district. Not only is its situation convenient, but it was 
founded by Edward, Lord Clinton and Say, afterwards first Earl of Lin- 
coln, and any influence which his descendant for the time being might possess, 
would naturally be exercised in favor of those living around him. The 
records of the school were examined by permission of the legal advisers of 

1899.] Samuel Skelton, First Minister at Salem. 67 

the Grovemors, bat they are entirely occapied by bosiDess affairs, and far- 
nish no information about the scholars. 

The emigrant matricalated at Clare Hall, Cambridge, as a sizar, July 7, 
1608. Clare is one of the minor colleges, and for the sake of any possi- 
ble light which may be thereby thrown upon him, it may be well to state 
the names of the few others who matriculated there on the same day : 
John Boyles, as fellow-commoner ; pensioner there was none ; and Simond 
Adams, Nathaniel Massy and Humphry Street, as sizars. The early ma- 
triculations were written by an official, probably by the Registrary, or his 
derk, and the last two names, as here given, are corrected by the Degree 
Book. Skelton took his B.A. in 1611, but the Ordo Senioritatis for that 
year is missing, and therefore it cannot be ascertained whether he went out 
m honours. He proceeded M.A. in 1615. The dates are too early for sig- 

The constant recurrence of the name William, and to the instances here 
brought forward many more might be added, cannot fail to attract notice 
and to render it probable that there never was a time when there was not 
in the family one of the name. The last Skelton who was incumbent of 
Coningsby in his will, made in 1679, mentions only one child, and his name 
was William. There are reasons for supposing that Greorge Skelton had a 
brother William, who was not in orders, for July 6, 1607, the Rural Deans 
— ^in this instance there were two— of the Deanery of Doncaster certified 
to the Exchequer and Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of York that 
administration of the effects of William Skelton late of Bolton-upon-Dearne 
in the West Riding, gentleman, deceased, had been by them committed to 
George Skelton, clerk, his brother. The place of abode of the administra- 
tor is not given either in the record at York, or in a Chancery Bill which 
lie found it necessary to file, but his description as " clerk *' narrows very 
materially the field of conjecture, and the only person that has been found 
to whom it can be applied is the rector of Coningsby. The intestate had 
no home of his own at Bolton, but had been residing in the house of a Mrs. 
Savile, presumably a widow, to whose daughter Margaret he had been en- 
gaged, but the engagement came to an end by his illness and death. 

The standing occupied in the county by the Skeltons who were bene- 
£ced is evidenced by the names of those who, as patrons or otherwise, as- 
sociated themselves with them in their preferments. Of Benniworth. the 
patron was William Heneage, esquire, who was also one of William Skel- 
ton's sureties, and as illustrating the continuity of things in England, it 
may be mentioned that a Heneage, now a peer, presented on a vacancy so 
recently as December, 1896. Of East Barkwith, the patrons were and 
still are the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The patronage of Coningsby, 
during all the time which comes under our view, was with the well-known 
funily of Dymoke, by which, in right of the Manor of Scrivelsby, the 
honourable office of Champion of England has been so long held. All 
these were in the immediate locality, with the fullest opportunities of per- 
sonal acquaintance with those to whom they pro[>osed to offer preferment. 
Martin Earle before named was, through his wife, connected with the house 
of Welby, of which she was a daughter, and which still flourishes in the coun- 
ty, with increase of honors. The ceremony of induction, when the person 
presented, having been previously instituted by the Bishop, is put into ac- 
tual corporal possession, and tolls the church bell by way of notice to the 
parishioners, requires the presence of witnesses, those persons being usually 
taken who are most handy. But, when William Skelton was inducted to 

68 Samuel Sketton, Ftrat JUintater at Salem. [Jaa; 

ConiogBb;, NoT«mber 28, 1630, there were g&thered together, to do honw 
to the occasion and to him, men beariog the n&mea of l^mhit, Hodgson, 
Maddison, Jessop, and Carter, all of which are found amongst the Lin- 
colnehire gentry of the time, as well as others with the worthy names of 
Banks, Longland, Bromley and Drury. A hearty and spontaneoos tesU- 
mony to the new rector on the part of those to whom he was best known. 

The first William Skelton who held the rectory of Coningsby was buried 
there September 5, 1602, so that his will, if he left one, would no doubt be 
proved in that year, which stdll had nearly sereD months to nin. The Lis- 
colnshire wills which were proved in 1602, and those also which were 
proved in 1603, have gone astray, and there are in the Probate Registry 
no copies, nor is any will of this William Skelton koown to be in exist- 
ence elsewhere at Lincoln, and there Is none in the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury. The officials of the Ecclesiastical Court would soon iaterpose 
their authority, if need were, which is not likely, to secure that probate or 
administration was duly taken ont, and as there is upon the files no docu- 
ment connected with administration, it may be regarded as nearly certoia 
there vras a will, the disappearance of which cannot be otherwise than mat- 
ter of much regret. 

On the seal to the will, in 1679, of William Skelton, rector of Coningsby, 
and also on that to the will in 1684-5, of John Skelton, vicar of Stiiwold 
and rector of Scrafield, are these arms: a fesa between three fleurs-de-lis, 
Burke enumerates twelve coats of arms as appertaining to Skeltons in variooa 
parts of the Kingdom, and the feas and the three fleurs-de-lis appear in all, 
two only excepted. To Clement de Skelton of Skelton in Cumberland, 
who represented the cooaty in several of tbe Parliamente 
of Richard IL, he attributes az., a fees, gu., between three 
fleurs-de-lis, or, and to Sketton of Yorkshire tbe same^ 
the tinctures alone being different. 

Tbe annexed engraving has been made from the seal of 
1679, which is an excellent impression, and in perfect pre- 

In the library, comprising several hundred volumes, which is kept in the 
|)arish church of Boston, is a manuscript copy of S. Augustine on Genesis, 
in which is this inscripiion : 

" The gift of M'. W". Skelton M' of Artea & Rector of Consbj." 
The manuscript is held to belong to the early part of the twelfth century, 
and its value, great under any circumstances, is much enhanced by its bear- 
ing character LA tics which show it to be tlie work of an English scribe. It 
is not known wliicb William Skelton was donor. 

So far as we have the means of forming a judgment, the difference in 
age between Skelton aud Higginson was trifling. Skelton, it has been 
stated, was reputed to he the elder, an idea hased, it should seem, on per- 
sonal H|i|<enra[ice, whereas it is more likely he was by a few years the 
younger of the two. It is sad to find how he and others of his kindred 
were removed in the flower of their age, for he can only have been about 
40 at his dfath; his son died at 41 ; Nathaniel, son of that son, at 39; John 
of Stixwold at 43; Vincent's age at death cannot have exceeded 4*2 for he 
died l>efore or in 1636, and William iu 1679 was but 44. This points to 
that insidious and wasting malady known as consumption, the effect of 
which is to make those who suffer from it look older than they really are. 
It is relresliiiig to be able to say that what is so indiscriminately aud oftea 

1899.] Samuel SkdUm^ First Minuter at Salem. 69 

80 erroneonsly assigned as the reason for emigration does not apply to the 
emigrant of whom we are writing. It was not <' religions persecution " 
which '^compelled" Skelton to abandon his native country. He was a 
puritan of puritans, but careful search failed to reveal a tittle of evidence 
that he was ever brought into collision with the ecclesiastical authorities, 
and he had crossed the Atlantic before the days came when, possibly, it 
might have been otherwise. His diocesan was the fiunous Welshman, John 
Williams, one of the allegations against whom was that he too much 
favored the puritans, and did not insist upon due conformity by his clergy. 
A prelate who himself gave preferment in his diocese to Hansard KnoUys, 
and who winked at the ritual irregularities of the Vicar of Boston, then 
one of the most important parishes in the diocese, was not a likely man to 
find occasion to trouble a non-conforming divine. Cotton could not leave 
England without placing on record, in a lengthy letter still preserved, his 
sense of the consideration he had received at his bbhop's hands. 

To comprehend how it came about that Skelton was induced to emigrate, 
we need only look round at his neighbors and friends. The first to be 
named is Theophilus, fourth Earl of Lincoln. He was not only an ac- 
knowledged leader of the puritans, but was the brother-in-law of two of 
the founders (one of them being also a main pecuniary supporter) of the 
Colony of the Massachusetts Bay, and of a third individual whose family 
had a great stake in New England. Then at Sempringham lived Thomas 
Dudley, whose daughter Mary was baptized there during Skelton's in- 
cumbency, July 23, 1620. And at Horbling were two persons bearing a 
name which, Uiough of ancient date in the E^st of England, has come to 
be associated with the New World, rather than with the Old, Simon Brad- 
ttreet, the vicar, and his son, Simon Bradstreet, the younger, who was 
then, in 1620, a youth of 17. 

A work with one of those titles which sound so strange to modem ears 
brings before us three indiriduals whom we willingly re^dl as they journey- 
ed on horseback along the rude Lincolnshire roads more than two centuries 
and a half ago. The book is Roger Williams' 7%e &oody Tenent yet 
more Bloody^ and the passage has not escaped notice, but is too much to 
the purpose to be omitted here. It is given from the original edition of 
1652, which was issued April 28 in that year, and let us note, as the title 
announces, ''are to be sold at the black-spread-Eagle at the West-end of 

^ And although the dUcuaer acknowledgeth himself unworthy to speak 
for God to Master CotUm or any, yet possibly Master CoUon may call to 
minde, that the diseugser (riding with himself and one other of precious 
memorie (Master Hooker) to and from Sempringham) presented his Argu- 
menu from Scripture why he durst not joyn with them in their use of 
Common prayer; and all the Anewer that yet can be remembred the di$» 
euuer received from Master Cotton was, that he selected the good and best 
prayers in his use of that Booky as the Author of the Couneel of Trent was 
used to do in his using of the Masse-hooL" — Page 12. 

Cotton was near at hand, but it must have been an important occasion to 
draw his two companions from a distant county, and we could wish that 
B(^r had told us whom they went to meet, and for what purpose. 

To a visit, equally memorable, which two other persons paid to Semp- 
ringham, we are enabled to fix a precise date, nor can we be under any 
misooDception as to the subject respecting which the visitors and their host 
desired a personal conference. Isaac Johnson writing from Sempringham 

70 Samuel Skelton^ First Minister cU 3ahm^ [Jan. 

to John Winthrop, July 8, 1629, gave an inyitation the outcome of which 
Winthrop himself thus narrates : 

'* July 28 : 1629. My Bro: Downing & myself ridinge into Lincolnshire 
by Ely, my horse fell under me in a bogge in the fennes, so as I was all- 
most to the waiste in water ; but the Lorde preserued me from further dan- 
ger. Blessed be his name." 

Winthrop and Downing were then on their way to Sempringham to con- 
sult with Isaac Johnson about the great Massachusetts enterprise.* Truly 
that Lincolnshire parish was largely associated with the earliest days of New 
England and has on that account a title to remembrance which is not second 
to that of some other places whose claims are perhaps better known and more 
generally recognized. 

It has been said, though we have been unable to learn on what authority, 
but is probable enpogh, that John Cotton was a frequent and welcome 
visitor at Tattershall Castle when, under the pressure of his parochial 
duties, he sought repose and rest. It is a coincidence that both the places 
at which Skelton resided in the old country are about the same distance 
from the English Boston, as the place of his abode in the new is from her 
remote namesake. 

We have reserved to the last the mention of the names which evoke 
memories more touching than are called forth by all that have gone before. 
Of the Manor House of the Earls of Lincoln not one stone remains, but it 
is impossible to view without deep feeling the terrace walks on which, in a 
state far different than they now are, the feet of Isaac Johnson and Lady 
Arbellat Fynes have often trod. In those bright days, little did they 
think how speedily separation from home and kindred was to be followed 
by separation from each other. The license for the marriage of Isaac 
Johnson of Sempringham, gentleman, aged 22, and Lady Arbella Fynes of 
Sempringham, singlewoman, also aged 22, was issued April 5, 1623. On 
the part of the bride's family, everything went smoothly. Her feither was 
dead, but her mother, the [Dowager] Countess of Lincoln, is recorded as 
assenting. On the bridegroom's side, however, it was otherwise ; for, though 
his father Abraham Johnson was living, the consent was that of his grand- 
father, Robert Johnson, B.D., Archdeacon of Leicester. The license is 
not general, as it might have been, but is specifically addressed to the curate 
for the time being of the parish church of Sempringham, and the remark- 
able point is that no record of the marriage exists in the register of the 
only parish in which it could lawfully have been solemnized. Abraham 
Johnson himself, writing some years after his son's death, says indeed that 
the marriage was not blessed by him, nor assented to, but forbidden; he 
calls it clandestine, and complains that neither his son nor his son's wife 
ever told him by whom the ceremony was performed. Certainly, having 
regard to the social position of the parties to the marriage, the omission to 
record it can hardly have been accidental. 

Glancing, then, at his surroundings, and bearing in mind what were his 
theological leanings, as more fully manifested in the land of his adoption, 
the wonder is not that Skelton cast in his lot with the planters, but would 
rather have been had he remained in the country of his birth. 

* Winthrop* s Life and Letters of John Winthrop, vol. i., p. 304, ed. 1864. See also 
Mass. Hist. Society's Collections, vol. vi., 4th Series, pp. 29 and 30. 

t There is a great fancy for writing Arabella, an error which even the author of 
Our Founder does not escape. Another Lady Arbella Fynes was christened at Sem- 
pringham in 1626. 

1899.] IkmageB by Troops in Dorchester, 1776. 71 

If from what is certain^, we cared to proceed to probability, the list might 
be enlarged by the great name of John Hampden, the patriot, with whom 
it is very likely Skelton was broaght into contact. Hampden was an inti- 
mate friend of the Earl of Lincoln, and was appointed, donbtless in the 
interest of Lady Arbella, an execotor of Isaac Johnson's will, bat did not 
act John Endicott is stated to haye profited moch by Skelton's ministry 
in England, and it need hardly be said that in these investigations the 
statement was not lost sight of, bat nothing was fDand to give it sapport, so 
that it remains apon whatever footing it previoasly stood. 


A. — ^The record of Higginson's Institution states, in the accustomed form, 
that a mandate was sent to the Archdeacon to indact him, so that failure to act 
upon it can only have arisen because Higginson himself did not seek induction. 

B. — Two Lincolnshire young men married two girls, sisters, who were of 
Bedfordshire birth. In the register of S. Giles, Cambridge, the respective mar- 
riages are thus entered : 

Anno d'ni 1619. 

George Pormort and Anne Lucke weare married the xiiij*^ of Maye. 

Vincent Skelton and Elizabeth Luke weare married eodem {jtic] die et anno. 

In the marriage license, Skelton is described as of Eaton, in the county of 
Bedford, pharmacopeia ( i. e. druggist) , and his age is given as 24. This leaves it 
uncertain whether the place be Eaton Socon in the north-east of the county, 
adjoining Huntingdonshire, or Eaton Bray in the south, on the borders of Buck- 
inghamsMre. The sisters were connected, we cannot doubt, with the family to 
wMch belonged a Bedfordshire knight, of anti-royalist proclivities, who, later 
in the century, with his party, was pilloried in one of the most remarkable books 
ever written. We speak — ^need it be said?— of Sir Samuel Luke and the Hudir 
hroM of Samuel Butl^. 


FEBRUARY, 1776. 

Commnnioated by Auoustus Paxxeb, Esq., of Boxbaiy. 

An old, but very interesting document has lately come into my 
possession, giving an account of the destruction of property, and 
individual losses, in the town of Dorchester by the British and 
American troops in February, 1776. The paper is in the hand- 
writing of Noah Ckp, who was town derk for about sixty years. 

An Account of the Ho9tiUtie$ Committed hy the Hinieterial Troops in the 

Town of Dorchester, FelF^ 1776. 

An Honse &> Bam belonging to James Blake ^ Samuel 

Blake Bomt by %^ Troops £220— 0— 

A Bam belonging to Enoch Wiswell Bomt & bis Hoose 

damaged by d^" 32— 0— 

An Honse ^ Stable ^ Bam belonging to Francis Bernard 

bomt by d^" 100— 0— 

72 Dam<^$ iy Troops in Doreheitert 2776. [Jui. 

An House belonging to Hopestil] Withington A a Bun 

belonging to D". & to his brother Joseph 81^— 0— 

Furniture &o, in Hop. Witliington's House 10— 4^- 

Joseph Withington a Canoe & an Orange pear Tree . . 4—16 — 

"Widow Ruth Bird'a House and Bam 155 — — 

Oliver Wiswell, Honae and Bana 248 — — 

Widow Mftiy Foster Hoom Buns 4c. 253 — — 

£1056— 0— 
Damagetdoiu by our Soldun. 

James Blake ■£63— <>— 

Enoch Wiswell 22-10— 

Francis Bernard 40 — — 

Hopestill Wilhingtoa 5—9—0 

Joseph Withington 84— 0— 6 

Widow Roth Bird 408—11— 8 

Oliver Wiswall 219—10— 

Widow Mary Foster 98—15— 4 

Joseph Clark & Obadiah Low 047— 14r- 

Widow Anna Swift 46— 1ft— 

MatbewBird 11-10—6 

Francis DeLnce 4 — 9 — 6 

John Clap 28—9—3 

Widow Sarah Clap 81—15— 3 

Capt Ebeneeer Clap 244— 2— 9 

Captain Lemuel Clap 186—13— 1 

Soger CUp 8fr— 11— 4 

Abner Oap 27-14— 3 

John Jeffries Esq' 88— 2— 8 

Nath" Clap 4^ 7— 1 

Jon' Clap 28-08— 

Daniel Faira — 7 — 

M' Noah Clap ■ 15—04— 

Thomas MoBJey 43 — 15 — 8 

Ichabod Wiswell 11—15— 6 

Sarah Emons 57 — 10 — 3 

Henry Humphrey 5 — G — 6 

John Withington 2—10— 6 

Mary Bird 81—12— 6 

Hannah i Elizabeth Blake 4—5—0 

John Humfrey 7—7—6 

David CUp 6—15— 9 

Jonathan Bird 7—10— 

John & David Holbtook 80— 0— 

Samuel Topliff 4—8—6 

Paul Hall 0—12- 6 

Preserved Baker 7 — 3 — 8 

Jo&iiih Leeds 3 — IS— 6 

isiah Leeds 1—14— 

John Wiswell 12— 1ft— 4 

John Goff 7-8-0 

John Uwder 7—0—0 

Aaron Siti 28—17— 

1899.] Damngea by Troops in Dorchester^ 1776. 73 

Philip Withington 1—6—3 

George Baker — 16 — 3 

FraDcis Price 4 — 5 — 

NathaDiel Langlej 3 — 19 — 6 

Samuel Cox 5 — — 

The Estate of William Holden Esq' 16—8—0 

Samuel Holden 1 — 14 — 4 

John Billings 6 — 5 — 

Ebenezer Mazfield — 4 — 

Josiah Merow — 9 — 

John Blackman — 5 

John Champuej — 17 6 

Alexander Glover 1 — 4 Q 

Dr. Phinehas Holden & Jonathan Holden 8 — 10 — 

William Holden 2—6—6 

Wid'' Sarah Clap Jun' 17-11—0 

John Baker, Nath^ Wales & George Baker 34 — 1 

John White — 12— 4 

Richard Hall 3—9—0 

Samuel Belcher 22 — 13 — 

Andrew Oliver <& Walters . 200—17— 6 

Ebenezer Pope 7 — 9— 9 

Oliver Billings 3 — 2 6 

Ebenezer Glover 2 — 

the Estate of the Late Remember Preston 55 — 12 — 6 

Samuel Baker 3 — 16 

Joseph Beals 10 — — 

Elijah Pope 2— 

Jeremiah Hunt — 12 

Major Thomas Dawes « . 46 — 15 — 6 

Edward Preston 43 — 12 6 

Deacon Abijah White 12 — 

Cap^ John Homans 4 — 

Edward Williams <& Henry Williams 4—0—0 

Caleb Williams 13 8 

John Minott 1 lO 

Col. Samuel Pierce 15— 

Ebenezer Tolman & Jonas Tolman 1 — 15 

Elisha Tileston Esq' 2 10 

jemmons Lot 30 . 

Damages done to the Town's Houses, fences, &c. . . . 23 — 1 — 2 

£560—19— 7 

430— — 3 

1479—12— 2 

1058— 0— % 

670— 9— 3 

4199— 1— 3 

£4598—12— 3 
VOL. Lni. 6 

74 Ancient Burial- Groundt of Long Island. [Jan. 


By Edw. Doubleday Hab&is, Esq., of New York city. 


The eastern end of Long Island is divided into two long and narrow 
peninsulas by a body of water some forty miles in length, constituting in 
itself a series of conuectiug bays. The northerly and shorter one of these 
peninsulas is the township of Southold. It has an average width of hardly 
three miles, with an extreme length of twenty-two, being almost surrounded 
by the waters of Long Island Sound and the bays. The township is 
traversed longitudinally by two main roads that enter its bounds from its 
adjoining neighbor on the west, Riverhead, but which merge into one a few 
miles from the eastern extremity of the town. The first settlement by the 
whites (who were of English birth) was in 1639-40, though the town 
records were not commenced in the form in which we now have them until 
1651. The village of Southold is near the south shore, and at about the 
middle of the township in the direction of its length. Here was built the 
first church, and the buryiug-ground, one of the oldest on the island, was 
by its side, on the south side of the main street. The inscriptions following 
were found there in 1884, and the list includes all then existing that 
antedated 1800.* 

Y« 21«' 17 7 

how ready he was to help all those that were in distrefs 
and tooke delight to feed thee f atherlef s 

In Memory of Mr, Zacheus Goldfmith, who died Jan. 2irt 1795 in the 85th 
year of his age. 

In Memory of Mrs. Deborah Goldfmith, wife of M^ Zacheus Goldfmith, who 
died Nov^ 15 AD. 1787, Aged 73 Years. 

22 YEARS 6 Mo & 11 
Y« 1 17 2 4 


Martha y^ Wife of . Y« BODY OF W . . . 

M^ John Reeve REVE WHO D . . . 

who died May 16«» IN THE 49 YEA . 

1762 in the 87"» OF HIS AGE DYED 

Year of her Age APRIL Y« 29 1697 

* Southold is most fortunate in being able to count amon^ its residents the Rev. 
Epher Whitaker, D.D., whose History of the town (1881) is tne authority on all mat- 
ters relating to its first century. To his influence, very largely, the student is indebted 
for the existence of the two printed volumes of Town Records, lately issued by the 
public authorities, forming in thcmselyes an invaluable aid in historioal and genea- 
logical research. 

1899.] Ancient BuriaUCfrcunds of Long Island. 



who departed 

this Life April the 

\S^ A.D. 1768 Aged 

63 Years 3 M^ and 

22 Days 

In Memory of 

li*^ Samuel Terry 

who departed this 
life Ang-* y« 13 1762 

Aged 69 Years 
5 Montlis & 6 days 

In Memory of Benjamin y« Son of Jofhna & Mary Rere he died Octr 23<> 1772 
Aged 2 Years & 3 M^. 

In Memory of Abigail the Daughter of Jofhna & Mary Reve died Octob^ 7*^ 
1772 Aged 9 Years. Bnt Jefns called them unto him. 

In Memory of Mary Daughter of Jofhna & ^lary Reve died Octob' 8^^ 1772 in 
the 1^ Year of her Age. 

In Memory of Ketnry Daughter of Jofhna & Mary Reve died Octob^ 3^ 1772 
aged 4 Years & 4 M^. 

In Memory of Mary Daughter of Jofhua & Bfaiy Reve died April I"' 1764 aged 
3 Years. 



17 3 6 

In Memory of 
^lary y« Wife of M' 
Jolm Youngs 
who died Octob' 
U^ A.D. 1764 
Aged 66 Years 

Here lyes y« Body of 

Mary Reeve Dang*' 

of M^ Benjamin & 

M" Deliverance 

Reeve VTho Died 

Nov 7^ 1740 Aged 

15 Years 3 Mon* & 14 D* 

In Memory of 

M' WiUiam Booth 

Son of Lieu* Conftont 

& M" 3Iary Booth 

Who died March \3}^ 

A.D. 1760 in y 33^ 

year of his Age 

May Angels guard thy Duft 

Untill the Meeting of^ Juft 


Lydia Goldsmith 


John Goldsmith 

& M" BeTHIAH his WIFE 


2 M« & 11 D« DIED 

DEC* 21^ 1758 

Here lyes y* Body of 

M** Elizabeth Reve 

Wife to Mr William 

Reve Who Died 

JanT y« 13«»» 1738-9 in y« 

40 Year of her Age 

In Memory of 
Mr. John Overton 

who died 

July 20«»» AD 1794 

in the 59^ year 

of his age 

My ftefh fhall /lumber in 

the ground 
Till the laft trumpet 9 joyful 

Then burft the chains tcUh 

fweet furprife 

And in my Saviour's image 


Memory of 

Mrs, AxxE Wells, 

Wife of 

Deac. Fregift Wells, 

who died 

June 15, 1793, 

in the 73 year 

of her age. 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Bethiah 

Goldfmith Wife 

of Lieu* John 


who died 

June 21«< 1755 

in the 4S^^ year 

of her age 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island, [Jan. 

Here lyes y« Body 

of Benjamin Reeve 
Son of M^ Benjamin 

& M" Deliverance 
Beeve Who Died Nov^ 

y« 17 1740 Aged 21 
Years 7 Mont« & 26 D« 





DECD FEB Y« 19^ 

17 3 2-3 

In Memory of EnHgn 

Benjamin Reeys 

Who Died May y« IS*** 

Old Stile 1762 in y« 

eeth Year of His Age 

In Memory of Jeremiah 

Goldf mith Son of Lien* 

John & M» Bethiah 

Goldfmith Died Octo' 

21*t 1753 Aged 5 
Years 6 Mon« 24 D«. 

17 2 4 

In Memory of 

Lien' John 


who died 
SepV 18"» 1779 
in the 76*** year 

of his age 







Y« 3 1713-4 

Here lieth Interred 

the Body of Major 

John Salmon who 

was Bom Novem^ y« 

19"» 1698 & Departed 

this Life July y« 28'^ 

1762 in the Si^ 

Year of his Age 

Here lyes Bnried 
y Body of M« 

Bethiah Steer 

Widdow, Who Died 

Octo»» 11"» Anno DomS 

1739 in y« 67*»» Year 

of Her Age 

Here lies 
Interr*d the Body 
of M^ Amaf a Pike 
he Departed this 
life Anguft y 24*»» 
1766 in y« 28«» year 
of his Age 

Here lies Interr*d 

the Body of M' 

William Salmon 

Who Departed 

this Life May 

the 10"» A.D. 1759 

in the 75 year 

of his Age 

In Memory of Mrs. Lydia Salmon, the Virtuous Wife of Majf John Salmon, 
who following the Example of her Hufband, gave her eftate to the fupport of 
the Gofpcl In this Parifh. She departed this Life April 4t»» 1776, Aged 78 Years. 

Here lyes y« Body 

of M" Hannah 
Salmon, wife to M' 
William Salmon 

Who Died Feb*7 2* 

1760-1 Aged 67 Years 

5 Months & 6 Days 

Here lyes Buried y« 
Body of y« Wlddow 

Sarah Salmon who 

Departed this life 

Nov^r Z^ 1768 In y« 

83«i Year of her Age. 

In Memory of Jof eph Halllock, Son of W Jof eph & M" Abigail Halllock who 
departed this Life May 80^ A.D. 1779, Aged 15 years, 2 months & 15 days. 

In Memory of Jof hua Halllock, Son of M^ Jof eph & M" Abigail Halllock, who 
departed this Life Jan^ 16^ A.D. 1787, Aged 16 years, 10 months & 8 days. 

1899.] Ancient Buried Cfrounds of Long Island. 77 

In Memory of M" Bethiah Halliock, Wife of M' Benjamin Halliock who de- 
parted this Life April 9^ A.D. 1780, Aged 24 years, 6 months & 15 days. 




& 2 Mo & 9 DAYS 



In Here 

Memory of lies the 

Deacon Body of M" 

FreEOIFT Wells Ketnrah the wife of 

who dietl Nov»» 2&^ M' Thomas wells 

1785 in the 12^ Year ^e died March y« 9«>» 

of his Age 1764 in the 20«» year 

& 15«»» of his office. ^^ ^®r Age. 
Truepeau with God A me he ere pur- 

jued Mary the 

He fought the ChurcKs weal hU neigh- Daughter of M' 

tor's good, Freglf t and M" 

The loving parent d> to Chrift a Friend, ^^^^ Wells died 

Serene in Life Apeac^ul was his End . J^J J* ^^ 1753 

Aged 1 year & 5 M*. 

In Memory of In Memory of 

Mary ann Daogh' Jonatlian H. Son 

of Jonathan & of Jonathan & 

Alethea Tnthill Anne TnthiU 

who died who died 

Angnft 24* 1794 Dec' Vd^ 1785 

aged 8 years aged 6 years, 1 

& 14 days. month & 1 day. 

In Memory of Henry, Son of Jonathan & Alethea Tnthill, who died Augnf t 
16<^, 1785, aged 1 year & 5 months. 

In Memory of Near Here Lyes The Body of 

Joshua Wells M» Willlam WeUs The Oldest 

who died February Son of William Wells, Esq' 

^ 1787 in the ^^"i ?^P*^ ?^ ¥^ V" 

44 Year of his October 1696 Aged About 

Age. ^7 Years. 

Wells of Sovth hold gen' Jvstice of y* peace & FiRSt 



^ Yea nere Hee Lies who speaketh yet though dead § 

on winGs of Faith his sonle to Heauen is fled 



>4 His Pious Deedes And charity was sTch 



^ That of His praise no pen can write too much ^ 

g AS was His life so was nis blef t Deceaf e 

Hee Liud in Loue And sweetly dyd in peace ^ 




89 ogrOY II9I ti8I SAOK 7.IFI 81HX ^flJOTfSaa OHii OlIYTSJ OKOq NOdA 


Ancient BuriaUGhrounds of Long Island. [Jan. 

In Memory of 
David Son of 
Doc* David & 

M" Lydla Conk- 
ling who died 

Jany 20«» 1779 in 

the 2d Year of 

his Age. 

Here lyes y« Body of 

M' Samuel Windes 

Who died Nov»»' 2b^ 
1789 Aged 56 Years 
6 Months & 20 Day*. 


or M" Mary Wiggins 


John Wiggins Jun' 




AGED 21 YEARS & 7 M*. 



17 4 

In Memory of 

M« Alethea y« 

wife of M' Nath" 

Overton who 

died December 

y« 24«» 1763 in 

y« 44*** year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 

Dec" James Cor^in 

who died 

June 24*J» 1796 

aged 55 years 

In Memory of M' 
Lazrus Horton 
who died Sep* 


in the 40*** year 

of liis Age 

In Memory of Mehetable 

Sawyer Conf ort of Moses 

Sawyer & Dang^^ of M' Jonathan 

& M" Mary Horton who 

Died April y« 21«* 1751 Aged 
19 Years 1 Month & 25 Days 
Behold all you who do pafs by 
As you are novofo once was I 
As lam now/o you muft he 
Prepare for death and follow me 











































n 8IHX aaxHYdaa ohai GKYiONa ki hihs 

1899.] AneUnt JBurial- Grounds o/Lot^ laland. 


In Memory of 

David Son 

of Jofeph & 


Horton lie 

died Septr 

7^ 1772 in 

the 9«» Year 

of his Age 


Daughter of 

Lazams & 

Anna Horton 

died Jnly 9^ 1773 

in her 16**» Year. 

In Memory of 

M' Daniel Tnthill 

who died Nov' 18*>» 

1768 in the 57«» 

year or his Age 
Children andfriend$ 
Conne view my Grave 
receive God*8 Chrift 

& heaven have. 

Daniel Tuttle 

or Sue. Aged 13 Years 

Lacking 3 Months & 

2 Days as it is f aid 

Died Sept^ S^ 1752. 





1738 AGED 8 
WEEKS & 5 D». 

In Memory of M" 

Mehetable Tnthill 

Wife of M' Daniel 

Tnthill who died 

Nov 27«*» 1788 

Aged 73 Years 

Our age to Seventy 

Tears is/et 
Hovejhort the term 
havD frail the state 
In Memory of Cap* 
Barnabas Horton 
who departed this 
Life April 17«* 

AD. 1787 

Aged 61 years 

& 6 months 

In Memory of M» 

Mehetabel Horton 

the Virtuous 

Wife of Cap* 

Benjamin Horton 

who departed this 

Life Ocf 16«» 

AD 1787 Aged 

25 years 1 month 

& 14 days 


Memory of 

Anna, dangh' of 

Capt. Barnabas & 

Snsanna Horton 

who died 

April 1781 

aged 22 years 

In Memory of Rhoda, Daughter of Jonathan & Alethea Tnthill, who died 
Deer A^ 1790, aged 9 years, 9 months & 3 days. 

HORTON AGED 8 M« & 26 DAYES DEC© MARCH Y* 27«» 1722. Here lyes 
her body in the dnf t to be rail d at j* Resnrection of j* Jaft. 


A M" Anna Haughton died dec* ^^ 1753 aged 13 years 1 m^ & 

10 D». 

Deacon James Horton 
who died liay y« 16*^ 

A.D. 1762 in the 
e»^ Year of his Age. 

Intomb'd beneath this ponderous heavy Load 
Lies the Man who lov'd & f ear'd the Lord 
A Hnf band dear, a Father ever kind ; 
To Minifters a clofe and conf tant Friend. 
Sober, BUunelef s to Charity inclined 
Meritiiig well of All he left beMnd 

80 Ancient Burial- Orounds of Long Island. [Jan. 





1 Mo & 14 D» 

DIED DECR Y« 26«» 

17 6 

In Memory of IN MEMORY of 

M" Anna Horton MBHETABEL y Wife 

Wdo of Deac* of WILLIAM HORTON 

James Horton She died March y« 

who departed this 21>t 1772 in the 

Life March S^ 62nd Year of her Age 

AD. 1788 Aged She was kind to all a 

82 years 2 months Friend to all & belov'd 

& 6 days of all 

In Memory of In Memory of 

Dea« M" Patience 

William Horton Horton Wife of M' 

who died Sep' 26 William Horton 

1788 In the SO*** who died Jnne 27«» 

Year of his 1786 In the 47^ 

Age Year of her age 








o g 







^ HEBREWS H & Y« 4 S 


S Alfo at his feet lie the remains of his youngest 3 

son M 

•J Jonathan Horton S 

o a 

n the first Captain of Cavalry S 

A ^ 

H in the County of Suffolk S 

O He died Feb. 28 AD. 1707. M. 60. " 

CD g 

XV aajLC V aNvnoNa ano 

1899.] Ancient BuriaUOround9 of Lang Island. 81 

In Memory of In Memory of . 

Mr. M¥ Susanna 


who departed this ^^<> ^^ ^®^ 
Life March 9, 1788 }^^ 1774 In 

in the 86*»» Year *^e 26 Year of 

of his Age l>cr Age 




16«» 17 2 

IN Y« 86*»» YEAR 



11 YEARS & 1 M**. Also Azubah Case died Nov* y* 12* 1768 



In Memory of Francis, son of MaJUhias & Jylia Case ; who died Not. 18, 1799 
JS 2 years & 4 days 


Case deed Jan'^. 29*** 1755 aged 4 years 11 months & 22 d^. 

Mary the Daaghter of Mof es & Biary Cafe died Biay 7^ 1764 Aged 9 Years 5 
Mo & 27 Days 

Martha the Daughter of Mofes and Mary Cafe died May 17^ 1764 Aged 2 
Years 8 M^ & 25 Days 

In Memory of M« Mary Cafe Wife of L* Mofes Case who died Jani 21"< AD. 
1783 in the B&^ year of her Age 

In Memory of M<« 

Bethiah Vail wife to 
M* Jeremiah Vail 

Who Died July y 26«>» 
1753 Aged 22 Years 
7 Months & 22 Days 

[On three sides of a modem white marble monument.] 

In Memory of Philemon dickerson, or Dickinson, who with 


In Memory of peter dickerson who was born in i648 & died 


In Memory of thomas dickerson who died in the year 1724 
aged about 53 years leaving four sons, thomas, joshua, 
daniel & peter, all of whom removed to morris county, 
state of new jersey about the year 1745. 

Here lyes y« Body Here lyes y« Body 

of Abigail Windes of Abner Windes 

Dan*' of M' 8amn«> Son of M' Samnel 

Windes Who Died Windes Who Died 

Nov»» 21* 1739 Aged Nov»» 20«>» 1739 Aged 

13 Years &28 Days 19 Years 10 M^ & 7 D«. 


k« • O A 

1 is3 


®s 5*^ o^ 
21"^ •§ 

« V 


2 ."^ S 

QJJ h 




«iO 3 w 



T S Cose «12 SjiBS? 

15 : e5Si;*-3 


3 •cafe 


"3 •* 


« to • 


— Theopilns Yale. 
Died young. 


Pedigree of Tale. 83 


Commnnicated by Chas. Hertet Towxshexd, of " Rajnham," New Haven, Conn. 

DuBiNO my wanderiDgs the past summer through EDgland and Wales, at 
the Prohate Court, Chester, I obtained copies of wills of my ancestors, the 
Tales and LUn/ds^ and made a visit to Water-Gate-Street, to Bishop George 
Lloyd's palace built in 1615. He was appouited to the See of Chester in 
1605, and died in the 55th year of his age, August 1st, 1615. 

In the church of St. Werbarges is an alabaster stone which once bore a 
plate, that some vandal has carried off, on which was inscribed the burial 
of this Lord Bishop Lloyd, and I was fortunate enough to secure an Eng- 
lish translation of the Latin inscription as copied : 

** An untimely death has shut up in this Tomb the heart of George Lloyd 
whose memory is recorded in Chester, Who was by race a Welshman, Educated 
at Cambridge, a Doctor of Theology and a leader of Theologians. He directed 
and benefit^ the Bishopric of Soder and Man, presiding over it for a term of 
five years. His mother England recalled her Son and deemed him Worthy to 
possess the Bishopric of Chester where Eleven Seasons having passed away — 
not without storms of trouble ; he died lamented and worthy to be lamented in 
the ilfty-fifth year of his age and on the first day of the month of August 1615. 
Neither was there shame in his life nor shame in his death." 

At the east end towards the south side of the same Quire, on a brass 
plate is mentioned the burial of a fcimons dvilian. Dr. John Lloyd, LL.D. 

'* Here lies John Lloyd a Cambritriton Doctor of Laws, for forty years advo- 
cate in the Canterbury Court of Arches, London ; togetiier with Elizabeth Ids 
most beloved wife ; daughter of Thomas Hggot of Dodders-hall in the County 
of Bucks. An Esquire of ancient nobility and together with their niece Eliza- 
beth, and their daughter Francisca wife of David Tale, Doctor of Laws, The 
said wife Elizabeth died the 12th December 1590. The niece Elizabeth died 4th 
October 1591. The aforesaid John lived 7-4 years devoted towards God, just 
toward all men. To whomsoever he could he did good. He injured no one. 
At length he entered upon the way of all flesh 20 February 1607 English style." 

Another Brass to Thomas Shedey, Chaplain to the Lord Buhop Greorge 
Lloyd. Died 9th Feb. 1617. 

At Wrexham, Wales, I was most enjoyably entertained by Mr. Alfred 
Neobold Palmer, F.C.S., author of the most interesting and valuable his- 
tories of the Town and Parish of Wrexham. The history of the parish 
church of Wrexham, ^ one of the four wonders of Wales," in the chancel 
of which are tablets to the Yale family, and in the churchyard the monu- 
ment to Elihu Yabi lately restored by the corporation of Yale College in 
grateful remembrance for his timely aid with money and other values. It 
is said he left a wiB bequeathing money to the college which bore his name 
at the time of his death, July 172i, but as it was not executed his son in 
law objected to the bequest and it was never paid. To Mr. Palmer I now 
give thanks for his truly English hospitality, not only at his house beauti* 
fully ntuated, but for a lovely excursion to Plas Grono, a property near 
Wrexham purchased by Elihu Yale soon afier his return from India. The 
rite of the mansion house is now occupied by a farm house, but the kitehen 
garden surrounded by a wall built by Grovemor Yale is extant. My brief 
visit of a few hours at Wrexham prevented an excursion to Plas y° Yale, 
the seat of the Yale fiunily for centuries. 

84 Richard Tucker of Machegonne, Me. [Jan. 


By Charles Edwa&d Banks, M.D., of Washington, D. C. 

The history of Portland, Maine, under English occupation, be- 
gins with the arrival of George Cleeves and Richard Tucker on the 
neck of land then called in the Indian tongue Machegonne, imme- 
diately after their ejection from their Spurwink (Scarborough) pos- 
sessions, in the latter part of 1632, and firom that time forth the 
senior partner occupies the front of the stage with his political 
machinations and personal quarrels, to the exclusion of Tucker, 
who was joint owner and should be joint recipient of the honors ac- 
corded to his noisome ally as the father of the metropolis of Maine. 
This brief paper is designed to add some facts to our knowledge of 
the man who helped to found the city. 

When Sir Fcrdinando Gorges granted to Cleeves and Tucker the 
tract of land which included Machegonne neck, January 27, 1636—7, 
he provided that it was ^ now and forever from henceforth to be 
caUed or known by the name of Stogummor," and while the new 
title failed to stick forever it furnished later a clue to the gentleman 
who has done so much for the history of Maine ; and during a visit 
to England the parish registers of Stogumber, a little coast town in 
Somersetshire, he found in the church of St, Mary's the record of 
the baptism of a Richard Tucker, January 22, 1594. (Baxter, 
Sir Ferdinando Gorges, i. 175.) This entry seems more than a co- 
incidence and approaches a reasonable probability that it is the record 
of the christening of Portland's first settler, and its acceptance as 
such places him at the age of 39 when he hewed down the first trees 
on Maehigonne neck to build himself and partner a home. The 
deed of Gorges describes Tucker as a " gentleman " and Cleeves as 
an "esquire," nominal distinctions which Sir Ferdinando and his 
attorney who drew the document well understood at that time, and 
it is apparent that Cleeves always act^d towards his partner as a 
ranking oflBeial to a subordinate. Rev. Thomas Jenner, the pastor 
of Saco, writing to Winthrop, April 6, 1646, discloses this relation 
of " esquire " to " gentleman " in the following statement : " I have 
lately been earnestly solicited by one Mrs. Tucker an intimate fnend 
of mine, & an approved godly woman, that I would writ unto your 
worship : that in case Mr. Cleave & her husband (Mr. Tucker) 
shall happen shortly to have recourse to your selfe to end some mat- 
ters of diflference betweene them, now at their departure each from 
other, that you would be pleased, as much as in you lye, not to sul^ 
fer Mr. Cleave to wrong her husband, for though her husband hath 
ben as it were a servant hitherto for Mr. Cleave, yet now at their 

1899.] Richard Tucker of MfMchegonne^ Me. 85 

making np of accounts, Mr. Cleave by his subtill head brings in 
Mr. Tucker 100 £. debtor to him." (4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 362.) 
It wiU be interesting to inquire at this point for the identification 
of " Mrs. Tucker ** who appealed to Winthrop to protect her hus- 
band against the man who had shared the loneliness of the cabin on 
the neck for so many years, this partner George Cleaves Esquire, 
whom Governor Edward Winslow declared to be one of the ** ap- 
rantest known knaves that ever trod on New English shores"; 
whom Governor Richard Vines described as " a firebrand of destruc- 
tion," and whom Gorges himself found guilty of " misreports " and 
•'wrongs" towards the officials of the Frovince. The historian of 
Portland makes no statement concerning the wife of Hichard Tuck- 
er, beyond giving her Christian name, Margaret (Willis, Portland, 
48), but there is in the manuscript collection left by him, and now in 
the Public Libraiy of that city, a chance statement that she was one 
of the daughters of George Qeeves. (Willis MSS. N. 134.) In 
the absence of any other theory this has been tentatively entertained 
as a possibility, but that it need not further be considered as proba- 
ble wiU be clear from the following facts : — ^After his separation 
with Cleaves he removed to Portsmouth, N. H., with his wife and 
fSunily, and died there between 1677 and 1680. The joint landed 
interest was maintained, however, for as late as 1662 Tucker's con- 
sent was required to a conveyance from Cleeves. In 1681 Mrs. Mar- 
garet Tucker, widow of Richard, conveyed to Nicholas Hodge, her 
grandson, certain land in Falmouth, now Portland (WilUs MSS. 
B. 261), and in 1742 Nicholas Hodge, Jr., of Salisbury, calling 
himself ^ the only representative which the said Richard Tucker now 
hath," conveyed to Phineas Jones, his brother-in-law, the reversion 
of 100 acres on Falmouth neck. (Ibid, p. 106.) Nicholas Hodge, 
senior, had married the daughter of Richard Tucker, as appears by 
the following instruments : ^ Nicholas Hodge of Rye, fisherman 
and his wife Seaborn Hodge daughter and only surviving Heir of 
Richard Tucker formerly of Falmouth but latterly of Rye," con- 
veyed August 4, 1735, to their dutiful son Michael Hodge of Salis- 
bury their interest in the property of Richard Tucker at Falmouth. 
(Rockingham Deeds, xxi. 117.) On May 23, 1739, the said Mi- 
chael Hodge, *'son of Nicholas Hodge of Rye, N. H., yeoman and 
Seaborn his wife " conveyed to John Smith of Boston, his right, 
title and interest to such land in Falmouth ** as did of right belong 
& appertain unto Richard Tucker, heretofore of Falmouth but af- 
terward of Rye aforesaid, husbandman or Gent, deceased & which 
the said Richard Tucker by deed gave & granted to my said mother 
Seaboum Hodge." (York Deeds, xxii. 168.) These papers clearly 
establish the marriage of Nicholas Hodge to Seaborn, daughter of 
Richard and ^Margaret Tucker, and the recital of this connection 
has been necessary to prepare the foundation for the identification 
of Margaret the vrife oif Richard. This can now be made firom 

86 Hichufxl Tucker of Machegonne^ Ms. [Jan. 

the following entry in the Book of Eastern Land ClaimB : Capt. 
John Wentworth claims by a deed in behalf of Nidbiolas Hodge of 
New Castle a tract of land in the Kennebec region at Arrowsic for- 
merly belonging to Nicholas Baynall ^ who was grandfather to the 
8^ Hodges wife." (126,127.) Margaret, wife of Richard Tucker, 
being mother of Seaborn Hodges, most therefore have been Marga- 
ret Kaynell, daughter of Colonel Nicholas Baynell of Arrowsic, 
*^the First Justis made in those parts," as stated by Captain Nicho- 
las Manning. (Cushman, Sheepscot, 41.) 
This chart will illustrate the situation briefly. 

Bichard Tacker=:Margaret Reynell, 

bapt. 22 Jan. 1594 ; 
d. aboat 1680. 

dau. of Col. Nicholas 
of Arrowsic. 

Seaborn Tucker=Nicholas Hodge. 
** only surviving heir" 
in 1735. 

I I I 

Michael Hodge, Anne Hodge, Nicholas Hodge, 

mariner, married of Salisbury. 

of Salisbury, 1739; Fhineas Jones. 

m. Joanna 

Mrs. Margaret (Reynell) Tucker was living in 1693 and at that 
time had the third seat in the meeting-house in Portsmouth. (Brew- 
ster, Rambles ii. 67.) Her father was a prominent man in the 
Eastern settlements of Maine, and was appointed a commissioner 
for Sheepscot in 1665 and a Justice of the Peace in 1666—7, hav- 
ing taken up a tract of land by purchase in 1666 from the Indians. 
(York Deeds, xviii. 82.) Similarity of names is not always a safe 
basis for identification, but for the purposes of record I will note 
here the fact that in the Visitation of Leicestershire, 1619, there is a 
pedigree of Reynell of Malston, and the third son of Edmund Rey- 
nell (obit 1609) and his wife Ann Hatch is Nicholas whose wtfe 
was Mary Lockington. (Harl. Soc. ii. 156.) In the "Globe," 
sailing from London August 7, 1635, for "Virginia," came Nich^. 
Reinolds aged 38 and Margaret aged 23 years. (Hotten, 120.) 
These items may rest for future investigation. 

Through his only daughter Elizabeth, the wife of Michael Met- 
ton, the senior partner George Cleaves transmitted to a numerous 
progeny the blood that flowed in his veins, and in like manner 
through the marriage of Seaborn Tucker to Nicholas Hodge there 
are many descendants who can claim descent from the junior part- 
ner, who, though less of a turbulent and notorious character, yet 
shares the honor of Cleaves as the first settler of Portland. Michael 
Hodge of Salisbury, by wife Joanna had Anne, who married Ist, 
Phineas Jones, and 2d, Jabez Fox. By her first husband Anne 
Hodge was the mother of Hannah, Lucy and Anne Jones ; Han- 
nah married Col. John Waite of Falmouth ; Lucy married Rev. 

1899.] Heverend John Norton of Middleioum. 87 

Thomaa Smith, bojx of the famous ^ Parson " Smith of Falmouth, 
and Amie married Richard Codman of the same place. By her 
second husband Anne Hodge was the mother of John and Mary 
Fox. John Fox married and left a numerous progeny, and Mary 
Fox married Edward Oxnard, from whom descend many of the old 
famiHes of Portland. (Willis, Portland, 378, 804, 815, comp. 
Maine Wills, 481, 832.) 


Bj ZoBTH S. Eldkedob, of San Francisco, Cal. 

1. John Norton, of Branford, Codd., is believed to have been the 
third 80D of Richard Norton, of London, and Ellen Rowley his wife, 
bnt this, however, remains to be proven. The name of John Norton 
appears on the first page of the Branford town records. He married first, 

Dorothy , who died in Branford, January 24, 1652; married second, 

Elizabeth , who died in Branford, Nov. 6, 1657; and third, Eliza- 
beth Clark, who died in Farmington in 1702. He removed to Farmington, 
Conn., about 1659, and his name appears on record as one of the eighty- 
fonr proprietors in the first division of land. He died in Farmington, 
Nov. 5, 1709. 

Children, by first wife, Dorothy, all bom in Branford : 

I. EuzABBTH,* b. aboat 1645 ; m. John Plnmb, of Milford. 

II. Hannah, b. abont 1646 ; m. Samnel North, of Farmington. 

III. DOBOTHT, b. March 1, 1649. 

fv. John, b. March 24, 1651 ; d. Jan. 15, 1657. 

Child, by second wife, Elizabeth, bom in Branford : 

2. T. John, b. Oct 14, 1657. 

Children, by third wife, Elizabeth Clark: 

vi. Samuel, bap. in Farmington, May 13, 1659 ; d. Ang. 20, 1659. 
vii. Thomas, b. in Farmington, 1660 ; m. Hannah Rose. 

2. John' Norton {John})y bora in Branford, Oct 14, 1657; died in 

Farmington, April 25, 1725; married in Farmington, Rath, daugh- 
ter of Dea. Isaac and Rath (Stanley) More, born in Norwalk, 
Conn., Jan. 5, 1657. He was deputy for Farmington in 1680, 
1681 and 1682. 

Children, born in Farmington : 

I. Ruth,' b. aboat 1675 ; m. Thomas Seymour, of Hartford, 
il. EuzABBTH, m. Samael Catlin, of Hartford. 
Hi. Isaac, b. 1680; m. Elizabeth Galpln, of Hartford. 

3. It. John, b. 1684. 

V. Mart, b. 1686 ; m. 1st, John Pantry, Jr. ; m. 2d, Solomon Boltwood. 
Ti. Sarah, b. 1689 ; m. Samael Newell. 
▼U. Hankah, b. 1692; hl John Pratt, of Hartford. 
Tiii. Dorcas, b. 1695 ; m. Joseph Bird, of Litchfield, 
ix. Thomas, b. 1697 ; m. Elizabeth Macon. 
X. Ebrnkzkr, m. Sarah Savage. 

3. John' Norton (John* John^)^ bom in Farmington, 1 684 ; died in same 

place, 1750; marded in Farmington, May 6, 1708, Anne, daughter 

88 Reverend John Norton of Middletown. [Jan. 

of Thomas and Elizabeth (Smith) Thompson, born in Farmington, 
Feb. 10, 1689. Her father, Thomas Thompson, was bom in 1651, 
and after the death of his first wife, Elizabeth Smith, he married 

Abigail . Oo Dec. 14, 1705, his wife, Abigail, threw a pair 

of shears at him ; the point penetrated the brain, causing his death 
in a few days. Abigail was convicted of murder, seuteno^ to death, 
and after one or two reprieves the sentence was executed. While 
in prison she gave birth to a posthumous child which she named 
Mercy. Thomas Thompson was the son of Thomas Thompson of 
Farmington, and Ann Welles his wife, daughter of Thomas Welles, 
Governor of Connecticnt Colony. 

John Norton was called Sergt. John Norton, and John Norton Sd. 

Children, born in Farmington : 

i. Gideon,* b. Jan. 12, 1709 ; d. 1712. 

it. Charles, b. Dec. 17, 1710; d. Dec. 24, 1786; m. Rebecca Munson. 
ill. Gideon, b. Sept. 5, 1713 ; m. Marella Thompson. 
4. iv. John, b. Nov. 16, 1716. 

V. Anne, b. Jan. 15, 1718; m. Judah Hart, of New Britain, 
vi. Job, b. Feb. 19, 1720. 
vii. Roger, b. March 16, 1722. 

viii. Ruth, b. March 28, 1724; m. Joslah Bumham, of Kensington, 
ix. Sarah, b. June 5, 1726; m. Moses Deming. 
z. LucT, b. March 81, 1728; m. John Kirby, of Middletovm. 
zi. Mary, b. May 20, 1780 ; m. James Bidwell, of Hartford, 
xii. EUAS, b. March 28, 1732 ; d. April 9, 1782. 
xiii. Thankful, b. Jan. 28, 1734. 

4. John* Norton {John,* John,^ John}), was born in Kensington Society 
(now Berlin), in the town of Farmington, Nov. 16, 1715; died in 
East Hampton, Conn., March 24, 1778, a victim to the small pox. 
He was graduated from Yale College in 1737, studied theology and was 
ordained Nov. 25, 1741 (at Deerfield), the first pastor of the church at 
Falltown (now Bemardston) on the northern border of Massachusetts. 
He remained in charge of this church for some time after the break- 
ing out of the five years French and Indian war in 1744. The new 
settlement, struggling for existence, exposed as it was to the inroads 
of the savages, with difiiculty supported a minister and in 1745 he 
severed his connection with the church and accepted the post of chap- 
lain to the three forts, Shirley, Pelham and Massachusetts, built 
by the Massachusetts government on the north-western boundary 
of the province, to protect her frontier from the incursions of the 
French and Indians from Canada, by way of Lake Champlain and 
Wood Creek. Norton placed his wife and children in Fort Shirley 
and divided his time among the three garrisons according to their 

On August 14, 1746, the chaplain left Fort Shirley in company 
with the surgeon. Dr. Williams, and fourteen soldiers, and went to 
Fort Pelbam, and on the following day to Fort Massachusetts where 
he expected to remain about a month. This fort was situated on 
the Hoosac river in what is now the town of Adams. It was a 
wooden enclosure formed of squared logs, laid one upon another 
and interlocked at the angles. This wooden wall rested upon a 
foundation of stone designated as the '^ underpinning." A block 
house, crowned with a tower which served as a lookout and was 
supplied with means of throwing water to extinguish fire-arrows 
thrown upon the roof, stood in the north-west corner. There were 

1899.] Reverend John Norton of Middletoton. 89 

other buildings in the enclosure, and one — a large log hoase on the 
south side — overlooked the outer wall and was probably loopholed 
for musketry. The commander of the fort, Captain Ephraim Wil- 
liams (founder of Williams College), with a large portion of his 
force, had gone to take part in the proposed invasion of Canada, leav- 
ing Sergeant John Hawks in charge of the fort. On Saturday, August 
16tb, Hawks sent Dr. Williams to Deerfield with a detachment of 
fourteen men to get a supply of powder and lead. This reduced 
the entire force, including Hawks himself and Norton the chap- 
lain, to twenty-two men, half of whom were disabled with dysentery 
from which few of the rest were entirely free.* There were also in 
the fort three women and five children. 

On July 23, 1746 (old style), Rigaud de Vaudreuil, town major 
of Three Rivers, left Montreal with a fleet of canoes carrying a 
large war party. Their objective point was Fort Frederic (Crown 
Point), which was threatened by the English. Rigaud reached Fort 
Fr^^ric on the first of August, and in a few days received a rein- 
forcement of sixty Frenchmen and a band of Indians commanded 
by the elder of the brothers Du Muy. They had just returned from 
an incursion towards Albany, and reported that all was quiet in that 
direction and that Fort Fr^d^ric was in no danger. This left Rigaud 
free to take the offensive. The question was, where to strike. The 
Indians held a number of councils and decided upon nothing. 
Rigaud made them a speech and giving them a wampum belt told 
them he meant to attack Corlaer (Schenectady). At first this 
pleased them, and then they changed their minds. Saratoga was 
proposed, but finally at the suggestion of some of the Indians they 
decided on Fort Massachusetts. Leaving the canoes at East Bay, 
just north of the present town of Whitehall, in charge of a guard, 
they proceeded southward on foot along the base of Skene moun- 
tain. The force numbered about seven hundre<l men, of whom five 
hundred were French and two hundred were Indians. They reached 
Fort Massachusetts between eight and nine o'clock on the morning 
of August 19th. Rigaud had planned a night attack, but was 
thwarted by the impetuosity of the young Indians and Canadians, 
who became so excited at the first glimpse of the watch tower of the 
fort that they dashed forward, firing their guns and yelling. They 
prudently kept themselves out of reach of the guns of the defenders, 
however, and surrounding the fort they sheltered themselves behind 
stumps and opened a distant and harmless fire, accompanied by 
unearthly yells and bowlings. The situation of the little garrison 
was now a perilous one indeed. Beset by sixty times their effective 
force and nothing but a log fence between them and the enemy. 
The men were armed with smooth bore hunting pieces, but so short 
of ammunition were they that Hawks was obliged to order them to 
fire only when necessary to hold the enemy in check. Tet so stout 
was their defence and so effective their fire, that the assailants mxide 
no attempt to carry the fort by assault. Norton writes, '^ about this 
time we saw several fall to rise no more." Among those who fell 
was the chief of the St. Francis Indians, shot through the breast by 
Sergt. Hawks. Rigaud, the French commander, ventured too near 

* *< Lord's dftj and Mondaj (Aue. 17 & 18). The sickness was very distressing 
. . . Eleven of onr men were sick and scarcely one of us in perfect health ; almost 
every man was troubled with the griping & flux. — Norton, The Redeemed Captive, 

VOL. LUI. 7 

90 Reverend John Norton of Middletovm. [Jan. 

the fort and received a shot in the arm which sent him to the rear. 
In addition to the Indian killed by Hawks, Rigaud reports sixteen 
Indians and Frenchmen wounded, ^^ which, ander the circumstances," 
says Parkman, ^* was good execution for ten farmers aud a minis- 
ter ; for Chaplain Norton loaded and iired with the rest."* 

All that day until nine in the evening the enemy continued their 
firing and yelling, and then placing a line of sentinels around the 
fort to prevent messengers from carrying the alarm to Albany or 
Deerfield, they withdrew to prepare for a night attack. Ic was 
Rigaud's intention to open trenches to the foot of the wall, place 
fagots against it, set them on fire and deliver the fort a prey to the 
fury of the flames ; but a rain coming on he determined to wait till 

Hawks filled all bis tubs and pails with water and posted his men 
to repel an assault. Two men had been wounded, thus farther reduc- 
ing his effective force. Throughout the night they kept the watch, 
the enemy frequently raising their hideous outcries as though about 
to attack. 

The firing was quickly renewed in the morning, but no attempt 
was made to open trenches by daylight. About eleven o'clock one 
of the men in the watch tower, Thomas Kuowlton, was shot through 
the bead. The number of effectives was now reduced to eight, 
including the chaplain. About noon Rigaud sent an Indian with 
a fiag of truce to say he desired to parley. Hawks consented to it, 
and he with Norton and one or two others met the French com- 
mander outside the gate. Rigaud offered honorable terms of capitu- 
lation. Hawks promised an answer within two hours and with his 
companions returned into tbe fort to consider their means of defence. 
He found that they had but three or four pounds of powder and 
about as much lead. Norton prayed for divine aid and guidance. 
'' Had we all been in health or had there been only these eight of 
us that were in health, I believe that every man would willingly 
have stood it out to the last. For my part I should," writes the 
manful chaplain. But besides the sick and wounded there were the 
three women and five children to be considered. If the fort were 
taken by assault these would undoubtedly be murdered. Hawks 
determined therefore to make the best terms he could. Rigaud 
agreed to the conditions of surrender submitted to him, which were 
in brief — that all in the fort should be treated with humanity as 
prisioners of war and exchanged at the first opportunity, and that 
none of them should be given to the Indians. At three o'clock the 
gates were opened, the prisoners were conducted to the French 
camp, the fort given over to plunder and burned to the ground. 
Notwithstanding his agreement, Rigaud delivered a portion of his 
prisoners to the Indians, at which Norton made a vigorous protest. 
The captives were well treated, however, Rigaud having given the 
Indians presents to induce them to treat their prisoners with human- 
ity. Tbe retreat began the next morning, the force marching back 
as they had come. They moved slowly, encumbered as they were 
with the sick and wounded. 

The wife of one of the soldiers, John Smeed, was taken in labor. 
Some of the French made a seat for her to sit upon and carried her 

• A Half-Century of Conflict, ii. 245 (Champlain ed.). 

1899.] Reverend John Norton of Middletovm. 91 

into camp where about ten o'clock that night ^^ she was graciously 
delivered of a daughter and was remarkably well. * ♦ * Friday: 
this morning I baptized John Smeed's child. He called it's name 
Caplivity,** The French made a litter of poles, spread over it a 
deer skin and a bear skin on which they placed the mother and child 
and so carried them forward. 

The march was long and dreary. The prisoners were kindly 
treated by the victors, some of whom were sorely wounded, and 
four Indians died within a few days. In due time they reached 
Quebec, and in course of a year those who remained stlive were 
exchanged and returned to New England. Mrs. Smeed and her 
infant daughter. Captivity, died in Canada. 

Mr. Norton reached Boston, Aug. 16, 1747, where he was received 
and entertained by Col. Winslow. He published his " Redeemed 
Captive" in 1748 in Boston. Copies of it are very rare. Drake 
in bis '^ Particular History of the Five Years French and Indian 
War," prints it verbatim. 

During his captivity his wife and children continued to reside at 
Fort Shirley and just about the time of his return to Boston his 
little daughter, Anna, died at the fort and was buried in a field a little 
to the west of it. The stone which marked her grave is now pre- 
served in the museum of Williams College. His wife applied to 
the Massachusetts government for the wages due him as chaplain 
and at one time received one pound sixteen shillings and six pence 
then due. In October, 1747, the Connecticut Assembly appropriated 
one hundred pounds to be paid him in consideration of his services 
and loss and damage, and in February, 1748, the Massachusetts 
government allowed him £37. 10s. for his services as chaplain to the 
prisoners while in captivity in Canada. 

On Nov. 30, 1748, he was settled minister in the parish of East 
Hampton, in Middletown, Conn., which position he held for thirty 
years to the time of his death. 

In August, 1755, he was appointed chaplain to the forces sent by 
Connecticut against Crown Point. In March, 1756, he was again 
appointed chaplain to the forces sent against Crown Point, and in 
March, 1760, he was appointed chaplain of the Third Connecticut 
Regiment in the expedition against Canada, in the campaign which 
resulted in the capitulation of Vaudreuil by which Canada passed 
to the British crown. 

John Norton was married in Springfield, Mass., August 28, 1738, 
to Eunice, daughter of Luke and Elizabeth (Walker) Hitchcock. 
She was born in Springfield, March 2, 1712/3, and died in East 
Hampton, May 27, 1796. 

The children of Rev. John Norton, so fiir as known, were: 

1. AsENATH,* b. ; d. Jan. 2, 1810; m. Dea. James Bill. 

li. Elizabeth, b. Dec., 1740; d. May 18, 1770; m. Nathaniel Clark, 
ill. John, b. 1743; d. May 11, 1808; m. Edey Clark. 
Iv. Anna, d. Aug., 1747, at Fort Shirley. 

V. Jacob, b. Dec. 15, 1748 ; d. on prison-ship in New York, Revolution- 
ary war. 
vi. Elias, b. Oct. 21, 1750; d. Nov. 5, 1750. 
vii. Anne, b. March 29, 1752. 
viii. Eunice, b. Oct. 23, 1754; d. Oct. 13, 1846. 
Ix. Elias, b. Oct. 23, 1754 ; d. 1825. 

92 Ancestry of the Hoar Famtly in America. [Jan. 



A Compilation from Collections made by the Honorable Geobgb Fbibbib Hoaju 

By Hexrt 8. Nocbsb, of Lancaster, Mass.* 

The family of Hoar, in English records generally written Here 
or Hoare, from very ancient days had its representatives in several 
of the counties of England and in Ireland. Sometime8 the name 
appears with the adjective le affixed. Between the years 1300 and 
1700 thirteen members of Parliament from six different counties 
bore the name. English antiquaries who have made long and intel- 
ligent study of the family genealogy unite in favoring the supposition 
that the founder of the race was one Robert Hore who, about 1330, 
married the heiress of Forde of Chagford in Devonshire. In the 
Heraldic Visitation for the county of Devon, taken in 1620, and to 
be found in the Harleian MS. in the British Museum, the pedigree 
begins with the third Robert Hore, about 1360. This Robert mar- 
ried the heiress of Rowland de Risford of the parish of Chagford. 
The learned biographer of the famous London branch of the family, 
Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart., in his sumptuous volume "Pedigreee 
and Memoirs of the Families of Hore and Hoare of the Counties 
of Devon, Bucks, Middlesex, Surrey, Wilts and Essex, 1819,** 
acknowledged his failure to discover a continuous pedigree from 
Robert of Risford, and bases his belief in this origin of the family 
chiefly upon the identity of the coat of arms uniformly used by all 
bearing the name ; to wit : " Sable an eagle displayed, with two 
necks with a border ingrailed, argent." One antiquary has sug- 
gested a German origin to the family and calls attention to the 
similarity between the arms of the city of Frankfort-on-the-Main 
and those used in the Iloare family in England. 

Captain Edward Iloare in his book, printed at London in 1883, 
entitled " Pearly History and Genealogy of the Families of Hore 
and Hoare," is much more positive in his assertions respecting this 
line of descent from Robert of Risford, but is unable to give the 
authority of records to vouch for his conclusions ; and the many 
grave inaccuracies of his appendix, wherein he essays a pedigree 
of the American branch of the Hoar family, tend to encourage dis- 
trust in his infallibility when he discourses of matters much more 

• To the indefatigable researches of an accomplished local antiquary, H. Y. J. Tay- 
lor, these pages are indebted for most of the genealogical matter relating to Gloucester 
and vicinity. 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. . 93 

The defective condition or total loss of many early parish regis- 
ters, and the defacement and destruction by damp or careless keeping 
of many early wills, make it highly improbable that the assumed 
connection between the Hore families of Devonshire and Glouces- 
tershire wiU be discovered; and from the city of Gloucester the 
mother of the American branch of the family, Joanna (Hinksman) 
Hoare, came, in 1640, to Massachusetts. The frequent choice of 
the same baptismal names, and the use of the same heraldic device 
by both the Devon and the Gloucester branches are the only signi- 
ficant facts found of record. Unfortunately there is no pedigree 
attached to the ** Visitation of the County of Gloucester,** by Robert 
Cooke Clarencieux, King at Arms in 1583, enlarged with the Visita- 
tion of the same County in 1623, by Chitting and Philpott, deputies 
to William Camden Clarencieux, found in the Harleian Manuscript 
Nos. 1543 to 1554, although the ^'Arms of Hore of Gloucester- 
shire" are given. The early presence of the family in this county, 
and elsewhere, is attested however by various documentary evidence, 
some examples of which follow : 

1170. From Burke's Dictionary of Landed Gentry, p. 577, we find that 
William le Hore was one of the Norman Knights who invaded Ireland in 
1170, and obtained grants of land in Wexford where he established a family. 
The pedigree in the visitation of the country begins with Thooias le Hore, 
who held the manor by the service of " keeping a passage over the Pill- 
water as often as the sessions should be held at AVexford." He had three 
sons : Richard, David who was high sheriff in 1334, and Walter. 

1280. In the Calendar of Inquisitions, post mortem, Anno 8 Edward I. 
is noted : ^* Roger le Hore, felo, Ameneye, Gloucestershire.'' Roger le 
Hore held lands in Eastbrook {see Rudder's ^^ Gloucester," p. 230). 

1326. John le Hore is one of the witnesses to a deed, now in existence, 
of a tenement in Wotton, Gloucestershire, 19 Edward II. 

It is noteworthy that the above dates are earlier than that of the 
alleged Devonshire origin. 

1465. In the Calendar of the Records of the Gloucester Corporation, 
p. 406-7, is registered a " demise from William Hotynham, John Rudjng, 
clerk, and Thomas Lymark to Andrew Bye, Henry Rycard and Thomas 
Hoore burgesses of Gloucester, of their tenement and adjoining curtilage 
on the south side of Smythe strete between Sater lane and the messuage 
of Thomas Heyward." 

1551. Alexander Hore appears as a member of the Baker's Guild. 

An examination of the wills proved at Gloucester, which date 
from 1541 when the Court was established, gives the following : — 

1544. The will of Richard Hoore of Leckhampton, husbandman, prov- 
ed Oct. 10, 1545, bequeaths to wife Ellen his crops, debts, etc., leaving her 
to give what she pleases to the children. 

1545. The will of Henry Hore of Aylburton in the parish of Lidgate, 
dated Oct. 23, 1545, and proved the following January, appoints his wife 
Christian executrix, bequeaths two pence to the Cathedral Church of 
Gloucester, and a cow to his daughter Agnes. 

94 ^ Ancestry of the Soar Family in America. [Jan, 

1 545. The will of Robert Hoare of Leckhampton, hasbandman, dated 
Sept. 8, and proved Oct 10, 1545, bequeaths his soul to Grod, Saint Maiy 
and all the holy company of Heaven, and mentions his wife Margery, sons 
Roger and Edward, daughter Jane, and Edward son of Roger. 

1573. John Hore's will, proved May 27, 1573, is mostly illegible, but 
mentions wife Joan, sons William, Nicholas, and others ^^my children 
aforesaid." He was of Westbury on Severn. 

1618. Richard Hoare of the parish of St. John the Baptist in the City 
of Gloucester, Gentleman, August 4, 1618, bequeaths eighteen houses 
with lands to his sons Richard, John and Alexander, one hundred pounds 
to his daughter Martha, and names wife Anne and sister Joan. This 
Ricliard was sheriff of Gloucester in 1614. By an indenture dated Sept. 
4. 5. James 1. (1608) he gave in trust, for the benefit of the parish of St. 
Mary de Crypt, an annuity of fifty-three shillings charged upon several 
tenements in the city of Gloucester, to be employed in ^* the reparation of 
the Parish Church or the finding of a sufficient minnester to read divine 
service in the same church, ana for the relief of the poor of the same 
parish, and other charitable uses." The trust survives, the Corporation of 
Gloucester annually paying fifty shillings to the parish. An ancient vault 
bearing the name Hoare is beneath the pavement in the south transept, 
near where the choir and nave join, of St. Mary de Crypt Church. 

1 628. The will of Richard Hoare of Norton <' an old man of the adge 
of ffour score yeares and upward " mentions wife Maude, sons Edmoiid, 
William, Robert, Thomas, son-in-law Robert Brayne, daughter Jane, daughr 
ter Elizabeth wife of Robert Brokinnge, and her children Mary, Anne and 
Elizabeth, and Anne daughter of Edward. Norton is in the northern 
suburbs of Gloucester. 

1640. The will of William Hoare " very aged " proved in 1640, is too 
much decayed to be legible. 

1644. John Hoare of Leckhampton, husbandman, in his will mentions 
daughter Margaret, nephew John the son of Giles, sons Walle and Thomas 
and sons in law John Button and Thomas Ballaye. 

1646. The will of John Hoare of Sandhurst, mentions late brother 
Alexander and his daughter Martha, his sister-in-law Margerie mother of 
Martha, and brothers-in-law Thos. Clutterbuck and Thos. Peirce. 

1413. In the church of Frampton on Severn near Gloucester on a 
marble tablet, and in the east window of the north aisle, the Hoare arms 
are found quartered with the arms of Clifford and Windscombe, and the 
same quartering was once on a stained glass window of the parlor of 
Fretherne Lodge, a sumptuous mansion built by James Clifford with a 
design to entertain Queen Elizabeth in her ^^ Progress to Bristol " in 1574. 
Fretherne is about nine miles south-west from Gloucester. Near by is the 
site of the residence of Walter Lord Clifford where his daughter '* Fair 
Rosamond " was born. Fretherne Lodge, after long remaining in a state 
of dilapidation, was torn down in 1750. In the Visitation of 1623 it is 
stated that Henry Clifford of Frampton married the daughter and heiress 
of Hoare of Gloucestershire in the time of Henry IV. (See Rud- 
der's " Gloucester.") 

From the Subsidy Rolls of Gloucester in the Public Record Office, 
London, are these entries : — 

1592. Edmund Hore of Down Hatherly, assessed for his goods. 
1609. Richard Hore was assessed for goods at Norton and in the North 
Ward of the City of Gloucester. 

1899.] Ancestry of the Boar Family in America. 95 

1609. Charles Hoare was assessed for goods in the South Ward of the 
Citj of Gloucester and at Brockmouth. 

In Alumni Oxonienses are found these entries : — 

1610. John Hoare of Co. Gloucester, pleh. Magdalen Hall, matric. 16 
June 1610, aged 17. B.A. 18 April, 1611, M.A 27 Jan. 1613-4. Reo- 
lor of Oddington Co. Gloucester 1616. 

1628. Charles Hoare, son of Charles of Gloucester City, pleh. Magda- 
len Hall, matric. 12 Dec. 1628 aged 15. B.A. from Hart Hall 16 Dec 

1624. A Thomas Hoare B.A. petitioned the Elast India Company, 
Oct. 20, 1624, for employment as a preacher. (See Calendar of State 
Papers, p. 484.) 

The parish registers at St. Mary de Crypt, Gloucester, preyious 
to 1653, are wanting, but in the Bishop's Registry are the follow- 

1612. Thomas, son of Charles Hore Junior baptized June 15. 
1622-3. Johan, daughter of Thonuis Hoare baptized xxyj of January. 

In the Church Registry are these items : — 

1657. July 16, Joane Hoare, widow was buried. 

1659. Oct. 21, Sara, daughter of Charles Hoare and Sara, his wife was 

1664. Sept. 12, Charles, son of Charles Hoare and Sara, his wife was 

1664. Nov. 8. Thomas filius Caroli Hoare et Sara ux. was baptized. 

1666. Martii 14, Elizabetha filia Caroli Hoare et Sara ux. was bap- 

1654. In Bigland*8 ^'Gloucester," p. 142, is mentioned an epitaph to 
** "William Hoare, dyed Feb. 1654 aged 76" in the north transept of 
Gloucester Cathedral. 

1669. The same authority, p. 168, states that in the nave of St Mary 
de Crypt are epitaphs to Charles Hoare died 16 Jan. 1689, and to Eliza- 
beth daughter of Charles Hoare died July 2. 

In the St. Nicholas Registry, Gloucester City, are these entries : 

1560. July 14, -Margery Hore daughter of Thomas was baptized. 
1569. Oct. 28, was married John Bruar unto Allys Hoare. 
1590. July 31. Thomas Hoare was buryed. 
1628. June Ruth, daughter of Charles Hoare was buried. 

1650. Giles Long was married to Anne Hoare. 

1662. May ye 18. John Chambers and Mary Hoare were married. 

In the Registry of St. John the Baptist, Gloucester, are found : 

1618. Master Richard Whoare was buried xxiiii day of August, 

1619. March 22. John Hooare was buried. 

1630. Mr. Thomas Clutterbuck and Mrs. Anne Hoare were married 
Jme 1. 

* Tint Ssra was probably that " Coasin Sarah Hoare ** to whom Ednmnd Saander»— > 
who from a begxar-bojr rose to the position of Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench 
—left fire pounds by his will, 1681. 

96 Ancestry of the Hoar J^amily in America* [Jan. 

1634. Margery the daughter of Alexander Hoare was honed Feb. 2. 

1636. Thomas Hoare and Hester Berry were married the first day of 

1637. Thomas ye sonne of Alexander Hoare and Margery his wife 
was baptz. ye 9th. day of May. 

1639. Martha ye daughter of Alexander Hoare and Margarye his wife 
was baptized ye 5th. day of December. 

1640. Thomas Hoare of Oxinghall was married to Joane Powell of ye 
same, June 21. 

1642. Francis, daughter of Thomas Hoare and Marye his wife was 
bapt ye 7th. day of Aug. 

1 642. Elizabeth a twin daughter of Thomas Hoare and Marye his wife 
was bapt ye 7th. day of August. 

1642. Aug. 24. Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Hoare and Marye his 
wife was buried. 

1642. Alice Drew, servant to Mr. Alexander Hoare, was buried 28th. 
day of June. 

1655. John sone of Thomas Hoare, was buried the 11th. day of Sep- 

1656. Edward Nesbete and Martha Hoare were married the 11th day 
of September. 

In the Registry of St. Michael's, Gloucester, is this entry : — 

1576. John the son of Thomas Hoar Bapt 5 day of February. 

At Leckhampton Registry are these entries : — 

1621. Oct. 29. Walter Hoare and Margaret Faux were married. 

1624. Feb. 13. Thomas Hoare and Margaret Ballinger were married. 

1636. Feb. 14. Giles Hoare son of Thomas and Margaret, baptized. 

1679. Aug. 6. Widow, Margaret Hoare was buried. 

From Westbury Registry (Westbury is about eight miles from 
Gloucester) are these : — 

1569. William Hoare son of John baptized, August 17. 

1577. Nicholas Hoare son of John baptized, November 18. 

At St. Nicholas Church, Gloucester : — 

1573. Alice daughter of Edward Hoore was baptized August 23. 
1594. Thomas Jones married Johanna Hore August 19. 
1624. Joane daughter of Charles Hoare was baptized. 

At St. Aldate's Church, Gloucester : 

1641. William Hore and Mary Clark were married April 28. 

1650. John Hoar was indicted in Gloucester because '^custodebit coem 
tabema, Angl. common typling house, et ibin vendedit in domo suo cevisia 
et potum sine aliqua licentia." 

An English gentleman of the times under consideration usually 
left his eldest son as well off as possible, and the younger sons were 
apprenticed to trades or commercial pursuits. Macaulay tells us 
^ that the practice of setting children prematurely to work prevailed 
in the seventeenth century to an extent which, when compared with 
the extent of the manufacturing system, seems almost incredible.^ 

1899.] Ancestry of the Soar Family in America. 97 

In the Gloucester records of indentures the following apprentice- 
ships are found : — 

1598. Charles Hoare, son of Charles, sadler, apprenticed to his father. 

1603. TMlliam Hoare, son of Richard of Norton apprenticed himself to 
a haberdasher. 

1625. Thomas Hoare, son of Charles, Brewer, bound himself * to his 

1626. Alexander Hoare, son of Richard, boond himself to Wm. Laggy 
a tanner. 

1632. John Hoare, son of Charles, Brewer, bound himself to his 

1642. Charles Hoare, son of Thomas, Brewer, apprenticed himself to 
his father. 

In John Camben Hotten's "Lists " there appear : — 

1634. Richard Hoare, among prisoners ordered transported to Virginia 
from London. 

1 685. Thomas Hoar among ninety rebels transported to Barbadoes in 
the Happy Retam of Pool. 

In the ** Book-Hunter in London," by WiDiam Roberts, p. 28, it 
is said "a large number of books formerly in the possession of 
the diarist (Evelyn) have at times appeared in the auction room. 
Among them are two beautifully written MS. the work of Richard 
Hoare.** Evelyn in his Diary, under date of July 12, 1649, says: 
^I carried over with me my servant, Ri. Hoare, an incomparable 
writer of severall hands, whom I afterwards preferred in the Pre- 
rogative Office, at the return of his Majesty." May 17, 1650, he 
says : ** My servant Hoare, who wrote those exquisite several 
hands, fell of a fit of an apoplexie, caus'd, as I suppose, by tamper- 
ing with mercury about an experiment in gold." The editor says 
in a note that specimens of Hoare's handwriting are preserved in 
the Prerogative Office. In the earliest edition of Sir Horace Wal- 
pole's Catalogue of Engravers, five prints iUustrating Evelyn's 
journey from Rome to Naples are attributed to the burin of Richard 
Hoare, but later editors credit them to Evelyn himself. 


With Charles Hoare, senior, of Gloucester City, the pedigree of 
the American branch of the family begins, no clue to his parentage 
having been found. Perhaps the earliest recorded mention of him 
may be the item in the corporation expenditures when the Spanish 
Armada was menacing England, 1588: ^To Charles Hoare for 
hyer of a horse for two dayes wch Roger Lowe had to Cisseter 
(Cirencester) when he went to bringe the souldiers towards port- 
ingate." A book, prepared by John Smythe of Nibley for Lord 
Berkeley, ** containing the names and surnames of all able and 
efficient men in body for his Majesty's service in the wars in the 

98 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in Ameriea. [Jan. 

County of Gloucester, with their ages, Parsonable statures and 
armours etc./' by the Right Honorable Lieutenant Lord Berkeley, 
Lord Lieutenant, etc., by direction from his Majesty in the month 
of August, 1608, gives the following account of Charles and Richard 

"The City of Gloucester, Southward : (p. 242.) 

Charles Hoare, Sadler. 2 ca. tr. 
Northward: (p. 245.) 

Richard Hore, weaver. 3 p. tr. hath a corslet famished." Also 
his four servants are named and their stature given. 

The figures and abbreviations appended to the names give the 
personal description. Thus Charles Hoare was about forty years 
of age, somewhat short of stature, suitable for service with a caliver, 
and already trained as a soldier. Richard Hore was between fif)y 
and sixty years of age, of the tallest stature, fitted for a pikeman, 
and trained in military service. 

WiU of Charles Boare the Elder , of Oloucester, 1632, 

In the name of God Amen the nyne and twentieth day of May anno 
domini 1632, I Charles Hoare the elder of the City of Glouc. Sadler being 
weake and sicklie in body butt of Grood and pfct memorie (thanks be geven 
to god for the same) doe make and ordeyne this my last Will and Testa- 
ment in manner and forms followinge. ffirst and principalie I ^ve and be- 
queath my soule unto Amightie God my creator and maker and unto Jesus 
Chrbt his only sonne and my alone Saviour and Redeemer hopinge and 
trustinge through his merits and bitter passion in full assurance to enjoy 
and inherit in die kingdom of heaven him everlastingly. And as for my 
body (beinge but dust and ashes) I bequeath to the earth from whence it 
came to be buried at the discretion of my Executr of my Will hoping for 
a joyfull resurrection both of my soule and body at the last and generall 
day. And as concerning my worldly goods and substance wherewith Grod 
hath bestowed upon me and blessed me wth I give and dispose in manner 
and form following, ffirst I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife 
Margery the use and quiet possession of the house and ymplements where- 
in I now dwell To have and hold to her for her my said Wife and my 
Sonne Thomas Hoare therein to dwell use and occui>y during her naturall 
life they payinge the rent due to the City of Glouc & keeping the said howse 
in all needful and necessary repairs as by the lease thereof I am enjoyned. 
And after her decease my Will is that my sonne Charles Hoare shall have 
all my right and interest unto the said howse and lease thereof granted 
unto me from the said Citty and that he shall renew the said lease in his 
own name. And alsoe my Will is that the plumpe the noast and the 
Cisterns, glasse windows wainscot and benches with the tables board in the 
Hawl and the Comer Cupboard aud other Cupboards fasting to the house 
to remayne to him the said Charles his heirs and assigns wth the said 
howse at the decease of my said Wife. Provided that my sonne Charles 
or his assigues doe pay or cause to be paid unto my sonne Thomas Hoare 
or his assignes the somme of Tenne pounds of lawful English money wthin 
the space of fourteen dayes after he is possed of the howse and ymplements 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 99 

And if he the said Charles or his assignee shall refuse to pay the same as 
aforesajd being lawfull demanded Then mj Will is that mj sonne Thomas 
shall have the said howse jmplements and lease. Item I give to my said 
son Thomas fyve silver spones and one silver bowle Item I give nnto my 
son Charles my silver salt and fyve silver spones wch said plate so to my 
said twoe sonnes geven my Will is the same shalbe in the use and posses- 
sion of my said Wife daring her life and after her decease to remayne nnto 
them Item I give to Thomas Hore Margery Hore and John Hore child- 
ren of my Sonne Charles Hoare ffyve pounds between them three. Item 
I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Thomas the lease of my Stable 
and Grarden in Travell Lane wch I hold of the Deane and Chapter To 
have and to hold unto him for and duringe the residue of such term in the 
same lease as shalbe to come at my decease. Item I give unto Charles 
Hoare and to John Hoare the Children of my son Thomas Hoare the some 
of fyve pounds between them. Item I give unto Charles Tame a Saddle 
famished. Item I doe hereby appointe my lovinge sonne Charles Hoare 
to be my Executor of this my last Will and Testam't in trust and not to 
make any benefit of the Executorshipp to his own use and for the better 
providinge & maintinance of my saide wife during her naturall life my Will 
is & I doe appointe that my debts if any bee & funerall charges being 
payed and discharged by my Executor out of my estate yet unbeqeathed 
That all the rest of my goodes chattels Cattle household stuffe & implem'ts of 
household whatsoever yet unbequeathed shalbe ymploid by the appointm't 
of my Executors to the use benefitt & behoo& of my Wife & my sone 
Thomas Hoare his heirs & assignee & the benefit thereof to be yerely 
equally divided betweene them & soe to remayne at the disposinge of my 
Execut'r wth the advice of my Overseers daring the life of my saide Wife 
and after her decease my Will is that the sayd estate off my goods & chat- 
tels shalbe by my saide Execut'r wholie conferred uppon my sonne Thomas 
Hoare his heirs and assignes the funerall charges of my wife being dis- 
charged first out of it within one month after her decease And that my 
Will may be the better pformed my Will & desire is that my said Execut'r 
shall wthin six weeks after my decease enter into one bond of Two hun- 
dred pounds to the Overseers of this my Will that this my Will shalbe 
pformed by him in all points And if he refuse to enter into such bond 
my Will is & I doe appoint my sayd Sonne Thomas Hoare to be Execut'r 
of this my Will And I doe desire my sonnes in lawe Mr. Thomas HiU & 
Mr. Leonard Tame to be Overseers of this my Will & I give to each of 
them for their paines to see my Will pform'd a saddle a peice furnished 
fitt for their use And in witness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand 
and seele in the psence of these being witnesses. 

The mke of Charles (H) Hoare 
The mke of James Tiler 

John Holland 

Of the four children of Charles Hoare senior, named in this will, 
Thomas had two sons, Charles and John, also mentioned, but of 
hJther or sons nothing further of interest is known with certainty. 
The names appear in Gloucestershire annals from time to time, but 
the identification of personalities is not easy. Of the two daughters, 
wives of Thomas Hill and Leonard Tame» the baptismal names are 

100 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. [Jan. 

irrevocably lost. Hill was an alderman and Tame sheriff of the 
county and city of Gloucester in 1630. Thomas Hill became mayor 
of the city in 1640. By grant of Edward Third this city is a county 
by itself. A mayor and two sheriffs were annually chosen by the 
twelve Aldermen " and twelve other of the most legal and discreet 
Burgesses." (Fosbrooke's ''Gloucester," p. 414.) Tlie office of the 
sheriff seems to have been in social dignity on a par, at least, with that 
of mayor. Thomas Hill died, according to Budder, p. 402, in Octo- 
ber 1652, and was buried in the church of St. Mary de Crypt. His 
son Robert was a "goldsmith," then equivalent to banker, in Glou- 
cester. In the will of Leonard Tame, dated Nov. 3, 1641, with a 
codicil bearing date April 9, 1642, mention is made of his brothers 
Thomas, John and Gervase, and sister Elizabeth Cathome, all with 
small families ; also of his son Thomas with daughters Elizabeth and 
Damaris. But by baptismal records we know that five sons were 
bom to him : — Myles, baptized 1595 ; Charles, 1601 ; John, 1604 ; 
Thomas, 1609; George, 1613. The high standing and wealth of 
Leonard Tame are attested by the great length of his last testament 
and by the large amount of property bequeathed. Among his 
possessions was the noted Baven Tavern still standing. His most 
noteworthy bequest was a public one : " unto the Mayor and Bur- 
gesses of the Cittie of Glouc'r. : and to their successors forever one 
yearly rent or sume of foure pounds of lawfull money of England 
to be issuinge and going out of all that pasture ground with the 
appurtences called or commonly known by the name of Monckleigh- 

ton the said yearly rent or sume to be paid at the ffeast of 

St. Thomas the apostle and upon the ffridaie next before Easter 
day usually called good ffndaie, by even and equall porcons . . . 
to be given unto fortie poore people of this cittie most needinge the 
same, to each of them Twelve pence a peece." Monkleighton is now 
a suburb covered with fine residences and known as Alexandria 
Boad in Gloucester. Leonard Tame was a glover with an extensive 
business, and there is a tradition in Gloucester that this was trans- 
ferred to Worcester and finally came into the hands of the Dents. 


Charles Hoare junior, the executor of his father's will, was prob- 
ably the eldest son. He became a man of substance and one greatly 
respected in his native city, as is attested by the fact that he was 
one of its aldermen from 1632 to to 1638 and sheriff in 1634. His 
name is found in the Council minutes with " gentleman " or " gen- 
erosus " affixed to it. In the lists of members of the Council for 
the six years before his decease his name always appears, although 
generally among "nomina eorum qui feccrunt defaultum," that is, 
were absent from the meetings. He followed the occupation of 
brewer, although he had served a long apprenticeship with his father, 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in Afn^risa. 101 

the saddler, and his will indicates that he carried on the business of 
wool stapling, a trade which early attained great importance in 
Gloucestershire, and has been pursued by members of the Hoare 
family there, especially at Cirencester, down to quite recent dayjer. 
The original indenture of this apprenticeship, written in abbreviate . 
Latin, is extant, of which the following is a translation : 

1599. Charles Hoare son of Charles Hoare of the City of Gloucester, 
saddler, by act of Indenture made on the day of the Feast of St. Thomas 
the Apostle (Dec. 21) in the year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth the 
forty-first, binds himself apprentice to the said Charles & Margerie, his 
wife, in the trade in which the said Charles now practices, for the term of 
eight years following the feast aforesaid by act agreed upon verbally on 
each part. And the said Charles & Margerie will pay the said apprentice 
at the end of the time 40 shillings. 

In the calendar of State Papers, vol. cccxxxiv. p. 178, 1636, is a 
petition of John Brown, late mayor, and Charles Hoare and Lawrence 
Singleton, late sheriffs of the City of Gloucester, stating that they 
had collected and paid over to the Treasurer of the Xavy the one 
thousand pounds ship money imposed upon Gloucester, and asking 
for the repayment to them of certain expenses amounting to fifty- 
two pounds, which request was granted. 

The date of Charles Hoare's marriage to Joanna Hinksman is not 
known, but it must have been shortly aftier the expiration of his ap- 
prenticeship. Of their children three only are named in his father's 
will — Thomas, ]Margery and John; the other three mentioned in 
his own will — Daniel, Leonard and Joanna — being minors in 1632. 
There may have been others deceased, and probably of these were 
Ruth, buried June 1628, and Charles graduate at Oxford 1630, 
aged 17. The Hincksman or Henchman family was prosperous and 
highly esteemed in Gloucester. A Joseph Hinxman was graduated 
at Oxford in 1577, and became rector of the parish of Xaunton, 
fourteen miles north-east of the city of Gloucester. Of her immedi- 
ate family we know only that she had brothers AVilliara, Walter, 

Ikiward and Thomas, and sisters Elinor Bailies and Founes. 

Thomas Hincksman, in 1634 called 'Mate servant to Mr. Charles 
Hoare for the space of eight years now past," was then made a bur- 
gess, paying a fine of 10s. A Walter Hincksman about the same 
period was rector at Matlock in Derbyshire. The noted Captains 
Thomas and Daniel Henchman, who figured in the early Indian wars 
in New England, may have been kinsmen of Joanna, though proof 
of this is lacking. That there was some relationship between the 
early immigrants in New England bearing the names Hoare and 
Hinksman seems probable irom the frequency with which these 
names are found associated. Capt. Daniel Henchman was one of the 
witnesses to Doctor Leonard Hoar's will, and Thomas appended his 
signature as witness to a power of attorney given by Daniel Hoare. 

[To be continued.] 

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Communicated by Miss Habriet M. Peabb, Grenealogist, of Edgartown, Mass. 

[Continued from Vol. 52, page 371.] 

Deaths in Edgartown from the IXme of my coming to this Place May 26 y 1780. 

Jos. Thaxteb. 

1780 No. 

Nov. 2 a child of Thomas Jernegan iofsiDt ^tatis 1 

Decern 16 a child of Lem^ Kelley 10 months 2 

Jan: 15 Mary the Grand Daughter of Tho' Arey 

consamp. ^t 11 3 

April 14 Joseph Thaxter a child of Thomas Cookes 3 month 4 

21 Anna the Wife of John Butler 

puerperal Fev. ^t 29 5 

27 The Widdow Elizabeth Norton Fev. 73 6 

June 19 John Marchant Fev. 74 7 

a child of James Beetle 10 months 8 

Aug 29 John AVard Son of the Widdow Hannah Ward 

Billions Chollick <& morUf. of Bowels lEx 18 9 

Sept 25 Polly Norton the Daughter of Beriah Norton 

choaked to Death by a Bean in her Wind Pipe 7 10 

Mary Weeks Daughter of Widdow Jane 

cousu** 18 11 

Oct 4 The Widdow Mary Daggett old age 88 12 

Nov. 27 Sarah Cottle Sister of Tho" Cottle H. H. 

dissent: 9 13 

Jan 1 7 Matthew Butler 1 They all perished the 1 4"^ 46 14 

in a ship cast away at Gay 44 15 

Head. Baze Norton & Isaac 38 16 

Bunker were not fouud the 40 17 

Rest were brought to the 21 18 

Meeting House & buried 20 19 

in the New Burying Place which were the 
first laid there. They left Four Widdows & 
Twenty Four Fatherless children & Mrs. 
Butler near her Time of lying in — 9 of our 
People were saved & Three that belonged 
to the Ship, the Rest 8 perished — 
Baze Norton & Isaac Bunker were found 
afterwards & buried at Chilmark. 
Feb 25 Daniel Son of Elijah Stewart: mortific ^t 3 20 

April 1 A still born Infant of Tho» Cooke Esq' 21 

The Eleventh Son <& never had a Daugh- 

Sam^ Wiswall 
Baze Norton 
Sam* Fish 
Jethro Norton 
Isaac Bunker 

1899.] Deaths cU Udgartavm, Mass. 103 

DiDah the Widdow of Sam' Fish Drop 41 22 

an InfiELOt of Stephen Pease Jon. 

. that was bom blind 23 

Richmond Son of Benja Daggett Jon. Inf. 24 

an Infant of Sam' Fish late deceased 25 

an Infant of Immannel Salvara 26 

Lois the Wife of Nathaniel Vinson 

NeriFev 46 27 

a child of Nicholas Norton 

scalded to Death in a Tab of boiling Lye 2 28 

Mr. Ichabod Wiswall AJi. Cancer 78 29 

Betsey the Daughter of £ben' Smith Esq' 

Fev: 12 30 

a child son of Joseph S wasey Jr. at Chapa- 

qoid: 5 31 

Hepsibah the wife of Ant^^ Flagg 

Ner. Fev : 43 32 

Hepsibah the Wife of John Coffin Esq' 

Numb Palsey 71 33 

Peter Ripley 

with an Hypo ropa8[?] on his Heart 70 34 

Love, the Daughter of Zachariah Pease 

Sore Throat 4 35 

an Infant of David Reynolds 36 

an In&nt of John Spragnes 37 

James Norton at Qnampachee Billions 29 38 


Lot Norton's Twins lived but a few Hours mq 

John Hollie Strang. 70 41 

the Widdow Mehitabel ATinson old age 93 42 

Lyddia the Wife of Lem^ Pease 
West side Holmes Hole Cholick 44 

was hurried from her Father's Elijah 
an Infant of Stephen Pease Jr bom blind 
the Widdow Bethiah Jones old age 

the Widdow Ann Hollie Scurvy & Dropsy 
Tho' Daggett old age 

He left a Widdow JEx 81 they had lived 
together 60 years 
Brotherton Daggett Esq' Het : & scorbut 59 47 

Margery the Wife of Dea. Benj. Daggett 

Fit 73 48 

Robart Norton Baptist Schirrous Liver 27 49 

The Wife of Timothy Butler 

died Fev. at Chilmark fortasse 25 50 

James SkilE 

died in the West Indies fortasse 30 
an Infant of Nath^ Yinsons 51 

The Wid : Jernsha Daggett consump 46 52 

an Infant of David Smiths 53 

S^ 6 the Widdow Daggett Homes Hole old age 89 54 






























March 17 






















Deaths at Edgarttytcnj Mass. 









March 22 




















March 3 










Decern 14 















Stephen Pease Dysent 

one Hill a Stranger 

a Child of Zach : Pease 

Tho" Claghom Homes Hole old age 

a Child of Sam^ Norton Homes Hole fits 

Barna Cousins Norton 

killed on board a Ship in letting go the 
Anchor he was caught in the Cable 
a Child of James Beetle Homes Hole 
a Child of Elijah Butler Jnn H. Hole Inf. 
a Child of Benj^ Pease Senior 
an Infant of Immanuel Silvara's 
Lemuel Kelley who was drowned Twelve 

Days ago was taken up & buried 

















an Infant of Lem^ Jenkins 
a Child of John Harper Pease 
Mary the Daughter of Tho' Vinson 




Easter Fish the Wife of Jo» Fish 

lying in Fev. 
a Child of Silas Butler* by a burn 

Benj° Norton of Quampechee old age 

Josiah Pease son of Seth Pease Fits 

Betsey Noise Daugh* of Wid Cottle cons : 
Joseph Swasey Ju*^ Chapaquiddick 

Bleeding at the Mouth from a Hurt 
Sarah Noise Daughter of Wid. Cottle 

Nervous Fever 
The W*^ Mary Pease Scurvey & dropsy 
The W^ of Fish old age 

James Stewart 

died on his Passage from the West Indies 
a Child of Jabez Norton scalded to Death 
Avis Norton consumption fortasse 

Naomi the Wife of Seth Dunham 

with a Pain in her breast: died sudden 

Stephen Cham a Stranger said to be an 
Englishman, a man of University Educa- 

an Infant of Elijah Arey 

Shubael Davis's Son drowned 

Andrew Macartney Ryan 

consumption of the Lungs fortasse 

Anna the Wife of W"™ Covel 

Child Bed 

Elizabeth Martin Universal Decay 

John Pease old age 

The Widdow Susanna Claghorn pul: fever 



































Deaths at Edgartawn^ Mass. 


Deoem 7 



an Infant of Stephen Pease born blind 
Susanna the Wife of Richard Bunker 

Obed Norton & his Son 

both fell thro the Ice & were drowned 
The Wife of Silvanus Norton paral. 

Jonathan Smith ) Two Sons of 
Cornelius Smith ) Eben' Smith Esq' 
perished being cast away at Marsfiel 

near the North River 




















I 8 


















Decern 7 . 


Jan 19 
March 17 
April 16 




Anthony Flag consumption 

The Widdow Matilda Vinson old age 

Abiah the Wife of Thomas Pease mortifi. 
Anna the Wife 6enj° Pease Ju' 
The Widdow Smith H. Hole 

gout in Stom. 
a Child of John Butler Ju' Ricketo 

Tho* Arey pulmonary Consump 

Sarah the Wife of David Smith 

hect: Decay 
Timothy Norton Pul : Comsump 

an Infant of Francis Butlers 
Mary the Wife of Jethro Worth Paralit 
Anna Butler Hect: Decay 

Female Infant of John Daggett Ju' 

Inf. Bow 
Female InP of W°^ Beetle Hoop Cough 
Female InP of Simeon Hatch Hoop Cough 
Wid Jane Ryan Daug* of M' Cottle 

Hec' Decay 
Clarissa Daugh^ of Joseph Swasey 

Hoop Cough 

Polly Daughter of Enoch Coffin Worms 
Benj* Pease Hernia & Scorb 

Wid Deborah Vinson Slow Fever 

Anna Wife of John Pease Ju' Inf. Bowels 
Infant of John Marchant overlaid 

an Infant of Beuj° Stewart Female nep : 
an Infant of James Fish Jn' overlaid 

a Child of Eman^ Silvara Sen consnmp 
Phebe the Wife of Matth^ Mayhew billions 



5 a Male Infant of John Daggett sore mouth 
9 Susanna Wife of Abisha Marchant 

Hec* Decay 
16 Sarah Covel Dangh^ of Joseph 

Hectick Decay 
Feb 23 Elizabeth Danham Dang' of Eben' mortlL 


















3 days 







10 mo 


6 mo 




13 days 










3 mo 


4 mo 


25 Days 117 
9 months 118 



17 days 








VOL. Lni. 



Deaths at Edgartwrn^ Mass. 




















Decern 23 


March 10 












Decern 6 





















Decern 31 

Ephraim Pease appoplexy 52 124 

Elijah Butler ChoUick 77 125 

a Male Infant of Voluntine Peases 8 days 126 

Hannah Wife of Jonn Harper old age 86 127 

Elizabeth Philips Hec*: Decay 22 128 

Henry Cooke Son of Tho' Cooke E*"* 

Daniel Coffin Consumption 

Male Infant of Tho* Jemegan Sore Mouth 
a Male Infant of James Fish Ju^ 


Ansel Daggett Son of Prince 

drowned at the Straits 20 134 

Wid : Love Daggett Infam Fever 88 135 

Wid Mehitable Dunham Cold 88 136 

Isaac Norton Pain in Stomach 80 137 

16 129 

69 130 

^ weeks 131 

9 weeks 132 

45 perhaps 133 

21 Days 148 
25 149 

a Male Infant of Benj*^ Davis sore mouth 
Michael Stuart Billions Fev. 

Sarrah Daught of Zachariah Pease 

Bil: Fev. 18 150 

Wid Sarah Dunham Scurvy 69 150 

Jane the Wife of Jo« Holly Scurvy 25 151 

an Infant of James Fish Ju' 8 days 152 
Mercy Wife of W°» Norton 

a Schirrous Tumor in her Breast 49 153 

Deborah Pease old age 94 154 

a Male Infant Zachariah Nortons Fits 12 days 155 

Hannah Beetle Universal Decay 25 156 

Wid : Meriam Marchant old age 85 157 
Tho» BuUer Son of Silas Butler 

died in Suriam 24 158 

Jane Stuart Pul Cons*° 

John Harper inflam: Fever 

Male Infant John Sprague Cons : 

The W** of Stephen Pease sudden 

Love the Wife of Prince Norton 
Eben' Talent at Surrinam, fortasse 

Lemuel Weeks in West Indies 

Jeremiah Son of James Banning 
a Male Infant of Com" Marchant 
Melatiah Pease appoplexy 

Judith Covil Daug^ of Joseph Hectick 

Ephraim Pease Butler Son of Fran- 
cis Butler Dissent Inf^ 
John Coffin Esq' 
Benjamin Daggett a Deacon of the Chh in 
this Place a man of eminent Piety & Virtue 
removed from this Place to Fox Island 
where he died of a Cancer M 90 






5 days 161 











2 Hours 









Deaths €U Sdgartovm, Ma»». 


Foundered at Sea in 

the year 1781. 


Joseph Hammet 






Henry Coffin 1781 






Gramaliel Marchant 

the Ages 




of these I am 

James Shaw 

not certain of 



Benj* Claghom 



Tho* aaghorn 



Bazillai Butler 



John Neal 



Died in Prison Ships ^ ai Sea. 

Henry Butler 



Ebenezer Shaw 



Enoch Coffin Son of Enoch Coffin 

f oondered at Sea 



Simeon Coffin 




Tristram Coffin 

foundered at Sea 





Jan 23 

Jane the Wife of Bob : 

; Hammett Paralit 



Feb 5 

Peter Norton Esq' a 

Deacon of the 

Baptist Chh at Homes's Hole Scurvey 



March 5 

Philip Smith ) Drowned at the East Chop 
Oliv^er Smith ) the^Father & Son 






Henry Marchant 

in Virginia 




Pelatiah Willis 

in Carolina 




A Male Infant of Dexters mortif : 

10 months 177 

Decern 25 

A Female Infant of Peter Coffin 

4 days 



Feb 20 

Hepsibah Holly Daug^ 

of John HoUey 

19 months 179 

March 7 
April 29 

non Compos the most miserable object 
always in Pain & Distress & for four 
Weeks did not take one Pint of any- 
a Female Inf' of Francis Meeders consum 
Bulah Coyil Hect: Decay 

the Widdow Russell Consump 

Abraham Smith 

killed in the West Indies by a &11 from mast 
Frederick Norton died at Sea of a Feyer ^ 
son of Beriah 

llm.23D. 180 


65 182 



Horn IN Explanation, bt Harbist M. Pbabb. 

Ko. 12 was Biary (Smith), widow of Capt. Timothy Daggett. 
22 was Dinah (Vincent), daughter of Joseph Vincent. 
27 was Lois (Smith), the first wife of Nathaniel Vincent, Jr. 

32 was Hepsibah (Ripley), daughter of Abraham Ripley. 

33 was Hepsibah (Lambert), second wife of John CofOn. 
42 was Mehitabel (Pease), widow of Reuben Vincent. 
i5 was Anna (Pease), widow of John Holley. 
52 was Jemsha (Pease), second wife of MaJ. Brotherton Daggett. 








108 Deaths at Edgartovm^ Mass. [Jan* 

No. 54 supposed to be Tliankfal (Daggett), widow of Brotherton Dag- 
gett, Sen. 

" 76 was Mary (Newcomb), widow of Jonathan Pease. 

** 76 was Bath (Batler), daughter of Henry Batler, and widow of Thomas 
84 was Elizabeth (Bntler), daughter of Samuel Butler, and widow of 

Peter Martin. 
86 was Susannah (Gibbs) , second wife, and widow of Thomas Claghom. 
91 was Hannah Norton before marriage. 

** 95 was Matilda (Dunham), widow of Joseph Vincent. 

** 96 was Abiah (Smith) Shaw, second wife of Thomas Pease, Jr. 

•• 98 was probably Thankful ( ), widow of Ebenezer Smith, who died 

in 1771. 

** 101 was Sarah (Skiff), the first wife of David Smith. 

" 109 was Jane (Noise), widow of Andrew Macartney Ryan, and daughter of 
Sarah (Daggett), Noyes, who afterwards married Jonatlian 

** 113 was Deborah (Stuart), widow of Nathaniel Vincent, Sen. 

** 127 was Hannah Sprowell before marriage. 

** 135 was Love (Coffin), widow of Thomas Daggett. 

** 136 was Mehitable (Vincent), widow of Jethro Dunham. 

" 151 was Jane (Russell), first wife of Capt. Joseph HoUey. 

" 164 was Deborah ( ), widow of Thomas Pease, Jr. 

** 157 was Miriam (Cleveland), widow of John Marchant, Jr. 

*• 169 was Jean (Vincent), widow of Daniel Stuart. 

** 162 was Jemimah (Vincent) . 

** 182 was Jane (Pease), widow of Pelatiah Russell. 

No. 1. Joseph Hammett was the son of Robert and Jean (Butler) Hammett. 

•* 2. Pratt. Probably the brother-in-law of Joseph Hammett, the 

husband of his sister Anna, whose Christian name is unknown to me. 

** 8. Henry Coffin, b. March 16, 1756, was the son of Enoch and Jane (Cli^- 
horn) Coffin. 

** 4. Lawson may have been a son of Thomas Lawson, who married 

in 1768 (perhaps a second wife) Thankful Hammett, a sister of 

** 5. Gamaliel Marchant, bom in October, 1740, was the son of John and 
Miriam (Cleveland) Marchant, and Is said to have been lost at sea in 

** 6. James Shaw served In the war of the Revolution as lieutenant in Capt. 
Benjamin Smithes company, stationed on the Island of Martha's Vine- 
yard. He married an Edgartown woman, bat his birthplace is un- 
known to me. He may have come from Plympton. 

** 7. Benjamin Claghom 1 were In all probability the sons of Thomas, Jr., 

** 8. Thomas Claghorn / and Mary (Huxford) Claghom. 

** 9. Barzillal Butler, b. Aug. 14, 1669, was the son of Henry and Elizabeth 
(Ripley) Butler. He died Nov. — , 1784. 

** 10. John Neal, baptized In 1754, was the son of Thomas and Lois (Stewart) 

** 11. Henry Butler, baptized Oct. 25, 1741, was the son of Nicholas and 
second wife Thankful (Marchant) Butler. He served In the war of 
the Revolution as private In Capt. Benjamin Smith's company, 
stationed on Martha's Vineyard In defense of the sea coast. 

** 12. Ebenezer Shaw, b. Sept. 27, 1756, was the son of Jonathan Shaw of 
Plympton, who married March — , 1754, Abiah Smith of Edgartown. 
Ebenezer married In March, 1779, Keturah Pease, who. In 1783, mar- 
ried a second husband. Ebenezer Shaw served In the war of the 
Revolution as private In Capt. Benjamin Smith's company, in the 
regiment for Dukes County. 

** 13. Enoch Coffin, born Oct. 25, 1750, was the son of Enoch and Jane (Clag- 
hom) Coffin. 

** 14. Simeon Coffin was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Gardner) Coffin. ' 

** 15. Tristram Coffin, bom April 5, 1755, was the son of Samuel and EUza- 
» beth (Gardner) Coffin. 

1899.] Early Generations of the Brewster Family. 109 


Ck»mpiled by Lucr Haxl Grebki^w, of Cambridge, Mass. 

Elder William Brewster, the progenitor of the fiunilj whose 
early American generations are here given, was bom during the 
last half of the year 1566 or the first half of 1567. The date of 
his birth is determined by an affidavit made at Leyden, June 25, 
1609, in which he, his wife Mary and son Jonathan declare their 
ages to be respectively 42, 40 and 16 years.* Bradford says that 
he was ^nere fourskore years of age (if not all out) when he 
dyed." This statement agrees with the affidavit. The place of 
his birth is not known, but is supposed to have been Scrooby in 
Nottinghamshire, England. His father, William Brewster, was 
appointed by Archbishop Sandys, in January, 1575-76, receiver 
of Scrooby and bailifi* of the manor house in that place belonging 
to the Archbishop, to have life tenure of both offices. The parish 
registers of Scrooby do not begin until 1695, and no record of 
Brewster's birth, baptism or marriage was discovered by William 
Paver, a distinguished local antiquary, who held a commission for 
nearly a quarter of a century to report all items that he found 
relating to the Pilgrims. 

William Brewster matriculated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, De- 
cember 3, 1580, but it does not appear that he remained there long 
enough to take his degree, f He is next found as a ^discreete and 
fiuthfull" assistant of William Davison, Secretary of State to Queen 
Elizabeth, accompanying that gentleman on his embassy to the 
Netherlands in August, 1585, and serving him at court after his 
return, until his downfall in 1587. 

After the retirement of Davison, Brewster returned to Scrooby, 
where he lived ^in good esteeme amongst his freinds, and y^ gentle 
men of those parts, espetially the godly & religious," doing much 
good '^in promoting and furthering Religion." In 1590, he was 
appointed administrator of the estate of his father who died in the 
summer of that year, leaving a widow, Prudence. His father was 
post master at Scrooby at the time of his death, and it is said that 
the Elder's grandfather held the same office.^ Sir John Stanhope, 
who became Postmaster-General in June, 1590, appointed one 
Samuel Bevercotes to succeed the deceased Brewster. Through the 
influence of Davison, however, the old post master's son, William, 
was soon appointed to the office, which he held until September 30, 

• K. E. H. and 6. Reoibtbb, zriiL, lS-20. 

t Brown's Pilgrim Faihen of New EngUmd, 66. 

X Arber's Story of the Piimm Fathen, 60. Brown's Pilgrim Fathert of XeWEng- 

110 Early OeneraHona of the Brewster Family. [Jan. 

1607 (O.S.). His residence at Scrooby was the old manor house.* 
In this house, the members of the Pilgrim Church were accustomed 
to meet on the Lord's day, where Brewster "with ereat loue enter- 
tained them when they Lne, making prouisaion'for them to hi. 
great charge." 

The Pilgrims, attempting to remove to Holland in the latter part 
of 1607, were imprisoned at Boston through the treachery of the 
master of the ship that was engaged to transport them. Bradford 
says that Brewster "was y® cheefe of those that were taken at 
Boston, and suffered y® greatest loss ; and of jr* seuen that were 
kept longst in prison, and after bound ouer to y^ assises.'* Through 
Bradford also, we learn that Brewster, after he reached Holland, 
suffered many hardships and spent most of his means in proyiding 
for his "many children." He was not so well fitted as the other 
PUgrims for the hard labor which became their common lot, yet he 
bore his condition cheerfully. During the latter part of the twelve 
years spent in Holland, he increased his income very much by 
teaching and by the profits ftom a printing-press which he, by the 
help of some inends, set up at Leyden. 

At the end of that time, "for sundrie weightie and solid reasons,** 
which are duly set forth in Bradford's History, among which " (and 
which was not least) " was a true missionary spirit, the Church at 
Leyden resolved to emigrate to Virginia. Brewster, the Elder of 
the Church, who had been chosen to that office during the Pilgrims' 
stay at Leyden, was "desired" by those chosen to go first, "to goe 
widi them," while John Kobinson, the pastor, stayed with the 
majority who should follow later. Thus it happened that we find 
Elder Brewster, his wife Mary and two young sons among the pas- 
sengers of that now famous vessel, the "Mayflower," which dropped 
anchor in Plymouth harbor, December 16, 1620 (O. S.). At 
Plymouth, Brewster bore an important part in establishing the Pil- 
grim republic, not shrinking from even the severest manual labor, 
and "when the church had no other minister, he taught twise euery 
saboth, and y* both powerfully and profitably, to y® great content- 
ment of y* hearers." 

His wife, Mary, whose maiden name has not been discovered, 
"dyed at Plymouth in new England the IV^ of Aprill, 1627."t 
Bradford says that though she died "long before" her husband, "yet 
she dyed aged," but by her affidavit of 1609 she was less than sixty 
years of age and it is probable that her " great, & continuall labours, 
with other crosses, and sorrows, hastened it (i. e. old age) before 
y* time." Elder Brewster survived his wife many years and "dyed 
at Plymouth in New England the W^ of Aprill 1644." This 
record is taken from a manuscript known as the Brewster Bookf 

• Hunter's Founders of New Plymouth [1854] , 17-18. Raine's History of the Parieh 
of Blyth, 129-130. 

t The Brewster Book, a very old manuscript containing records of the Brewster 
family. For the use of this manuscript I am indebted to Georee Ernest Bowmmn, 
Esq., of Boston, Secretary General of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

1899.] Early Oenerations of the Brewster Family. Ill 

in which the entry was made by the Elder's son, Jonathan, probably 
in the year 1644, certainly before 1651, and it is doubtless correct. 
He left a library of about four hundred volumes, valued at £42. 
198. lid., of which the late Dr. Dexter succeeded in identifying 
nearly every title from the very meagre record given in the in- 
ventory.* August 20, 1645, a final ^vision of the Elder's estate 
was made by Bradford, Winslow, Prence and Standish, between 
** Jonathan and Loue his onely children remayneing."t 

Gov. Bradford pays tribute to the character of his "dear, & 
louing friend," Elder William Brewster, in the following words : 
^he was wise, and discreete, and well spoken haueing a graue 
& deliberate vtterance, of a very cheriull spirite, very sociable & 
pleasante amongst his freinds, of an humble and modest mind, of 
a peaceable disposition, vnder vallewing him self, & his owne abili- 
ties, and some time ouer valewing others. Inoffcnciue, and inocente 
in his life & conuersation, * * * tender harted, and compassionate 
of such as were in miserie. * * * In teaching, he was very mouing 
& staring of affections, also very plaine & distincte in what he 
taught, by which means he became y* more profitable to y* hearers. 
* * * For the gouermente of y® church * * * he was earful to 
preserue good order in y* same ; and to preserue puritie, both in y^ 
doctrine, & comunion of y* same; • • • And accordingly God 
gaue good success to his indeauors herein all his days, and he saw 
y^ firuke of his labours in that behalfe." 

Children of Elder William^ Brewsteb, as far as known : | 

2. L JoNATHAX,' " was borne at Scrooby in Nottinghamshyre the 12^ of 
Angnst the 1593. yeaer " § 
ii. Patience, came in the Ann, Jnly, 1623 : d. 1634 ; m. Ang. 5, 1624, 
Thomas Prence. (For children, see Winsor's Hist. Ihutbury, p. 

* Proceedinfs of the Massachnsetts Historical Society, second series, vol. t., 37-S5. 

t Plymouth Colony Records, vol. xii., 117. 

X Bradford speaks of Brewster's *' manv children," yet only six have been dis- 
covered. If there were others, it is probable that thev died young. The Robert 
Brewster who matriculated at Ley den Universi^, May Iz, 1619, as. 20, may have been 
related to the Elder, but no evidence has been found that he was his son. Rev. Na- 
thaniel Brewster, who was Rraduated at Harvard College in 1642, and later was of Brook- 
haven, L. I., was living at the time of the settlement of Elder Brewster's estate, when 
Bradford, Winslow, Prence and Standish declare that " William Brewster late of 
Plym gent deceased left onely two sonnes surviueing viz* Jonathan the eldest and Lone 
the yeonger" (Plymouth Colony Records, xii., 115). Edward Brewster, who appears 
in the list of memliers of the Virginia Company as " son of William," was probably the 
■on of that William who died in Virginia in 1607. If he were a son of Elder William, he 
wonld have been younger than Jonathan, who is called '* eldest son " and ** first borne," 
and consequently too young to be a member of the Virginia Company and to serve as 
captain of Lord De La Warr's body ffuard in Virginia in 1610. Elizabeth, wife of Rev. 
Sunnel Fuller of Middleboro', is said to have been a Brewster. She died November 4, 
1713, '* very aged." She was not a daughter of Jonathan or of Love, and she does not 
appear in the division of Elder Brewster's estate. If she were a daughter of Elder 
Brewster, the absence of her name in the settlement might be explained by the fact 
that, at that period, daughters were not heirs to intestate estates when there were 
sons living. It will be noticed, however, that the name of Elizabeth Brewster does 
not appear in the division of cattle. May 22, 1627 (a month after the death of the 
Elder s wife), when even the ▼eiy voungest children were counted; and also that 
Bradford states in 16G0 that the Elder's "daughters which came o%ter after him are 

i Bremtter Book, 

112 Early Generations of the Brewster Family. [Jan. 

iii. Fear, came in the '* Ann," 1628 ; d. Dec. 12, 1634 ; m. before May 22, 
1627, as his second wife, Isaac AUerton. (See AlUrton Qene^ 

iy. A Child, died at Leyden, June 20, 1609.* 
8. V. LovB. 

yi. Wrbstuno, came in the ** Mayflower," 1620, with his parents and 
brother, Love ; he was living at the time of the division of cat- 
tle. May 22, 1627, bat died before his father. Bradford says he 
'* dyed a yonge man vnmaried." 

2. Jonathan^ Brewster (WiUiam}), ''was the first borne of his Ei- 
ther, "t He followed his parents to New England in the "Fortune," 
arriving at Plymouth in November, 1621. From the Brewster 
Book we learn that he married, April 10, 1624, "Lucretia Oldam 
of Darby." She was probably a sister of John Oldham, who came 
to Plymouth on his " perticular," about 1623, and who was called 
" brother"!: by Jonathan. About 1630, Jonathan removed his 
family to Duzbury, from which place he was Deputy to the General 
Court, Plymouth Colony, 1639, '41, '42, '43 and '44. Thence he 
removed to New London, Conn., about 1649 (admitted inhabitant 
February 25, 1649-50), settling in that part later established as 
Norwich, his farm lying in both towns. Here he was Deputy to 
the Grenend Court of the Colony of Connecticut, 1650, '55, '56, '57 
and '58. According to a letter dated Sept. 1, 1 656, written by Jona- 
than to his sister-in-law, Sarah, widow of Love Brewster, he and 
his whole family " resolved for old England " the following year. 
It is possible that two of his sons, William and Jonathan, did settle 
in England, but the remainder of the family continued here. 
Jonathan Brewster died in Connecticut, August 7, 1659, and was 
buried in the old cemetery on Brewster's Plain, Norwich, where, 
it is said, the footstone which marked his grave is still standing. 
His wife survived him many years and died March 4, 1678-9. 

Children (dates are from the Brewster Book unless otherwise 
specified) : 

i. William,^ b. at Plymouth, March 9, 1625 ; m. Oct. 16, 1661, Mary 
Peime[?], of London. He was one of the Duxbury men able to 
bear arnis§ in 1643, and he, with Hve others from that place, 
served seventeen days in the Narragansett Expedition in August, 
1646. Nothing more is known about him. He may have settled 
in England, as did his coasin, Thomas Prence. The absence of 
any further record in the Brewster Book supports this conjecture. 

11. Mary, b. at Plymouth, April 16, 1627; m. Nov. 10, 1645 (Nov. 12 
in Plym. Col. Rec), ** John Turner of Situate the Elder." (See 
Turner Genealogy.) 

iii. Jonathan, b. at Plymouth, July 17, 1629 ; in 1643 he was one of 
those able to bear arms in Duxbury, being styled upon the record : 
** Yong Jo : Brewster," probably because he was under the pre- 
scribed age of sixteen. In June. 1660, he was the defendant in 
a suit brought against him by Thomas Bonney, in which the jury 
declared in his favor. According to the books of Dr. Comfort 
Starr of Duxbury and Boston, who died at the latter place, Jan. 
2, 1669-60, "Jonathan Brewster junior" was his debtor to the 

* Historical Magcudne^ iv., 4. 

t Plymouth Cofonjr Records, xii., 116. 

1 Goodwin'8 Pilgrim Republic, 274. 

9 Under the date of the 18th of Jane, 1644, Jonathan Brewster records in the 
Bretcster Book the sale of several books (every title of which occurs in the inventory 
of Elder Brewster's librarv) to John Bemon, who ** is to paye Jones: 12*: to sett of 
for my 2 sones teaching to handle armes." 

1899.] Early GenercUians of the Brewster Family. 113 

amount of 12s. 6d. These three records are the only ones found 
relating to the younger Jonathan. The last mentioned item 
probably refers to an illness which may hare proved fatal, or he 
may have gone to England. 

iy. BuTH, b. at Jones River, Oct. 3, 1631; d. at New London, Conn., 
May 1, 1677 (April 30, New London Town Rec.) ; m. first, March 
14, 1651, John Pickett of New London, who *'dyed at Sea re- 
turning from Barbadoes,"* Aug. 16, 1667 (New London Town 
Bee.) ; m. second, July 2, 1668 (July 16, New London Town 
Bee.), Charles Hill, formerly of London, son of George Hill of 
Barley, in Derbyshire. (For children, see Caulkin's J9lrt. of New 
London, 285, 308.) 
4. T. Benjamin, b. at Duxbury, Nov. 17, 1633. 

tI. Elizabeth, b. at Daxbary, May 1, 1637; m. first, Sept. 7, 1653, 
Peter Bradley of New London, who d. April 3, 1662; m. second, 
Christopher Christophers, who died July 23, 1687. Children 
recorded in the Brewster Book : 

1. Elizabeth Bradley y b. March 16. 1654. 

2. Hannah Bradley, b. Sept. 17, 1656. 

3. Peter Bradley, b. Sept. 7, 1658. 

4. Lucretia Bradley, b. Aug. 16, 1661. 

5. John Christophers, b. Sept. 3, 1668. 

tU. Grace, b. at Duxbury, Nov. 1, 1639; d. at New London, April 22, 
1684; m. Aug. 4, 1659, Daniel Wetherell of New London, son of 
Bev. William and Mary (Fisher) Wetherell of Scitnate, Mass., 
who was bom at Maidstone, Co. Kent, Nov. 29, 1630, and died 
April 14, 1719 {Hist. New London, 363). Children recorded in 
the Brewster Book : 

1. Hannah Wetherelh b. March 21, 1659-60. 

2. Mary Wetherell, ** borne 1662 Lined but 2 month and Dyed." 

4. ** 4 Sons Sucsesiu [torn] borne and Dyed nameles Lnediatly 

5. ' after their Birth." 

7. Mary Wetherell, b. Oct 7, 1668. 

8. Daniel Wetherell, b. Jan. 26, 1670. 

Miss Caulkin's Hist, of New London adds : 

9. Samuel Wetherell, bapt. Oct. 19, 1679. 

Till. Hannah, b. at Duxbury, Nov. 3, 1641 ; m. Dec. 23, 1664 (New 
London Town Rec.), Samuel Starr of New London. She was 
living as his widow, Feb. 22, 1687-8. See Starr Genealogy. 

3. Love* Brewster ( Willtam}) came to New England in the " May- 
flower," 1 620, with his parents and brother Wrestling. He married. 
May 15, 1634, Sarah, daughter of William Collier of Duxbury. 
They lived at Duxbury in the house belonging to Elder Brewster, 
which after the Elder's death came into Love's possession.f Brad- 
ford, in speaking of Love's family in 1650, says that he *4eft. 4. 
children, now liuing," all of whom were mentioned by Love in his 
will, dated October 6, 1650, proved March 4, 1650-1. 

His widow, Sarah, married after September 1, 1656 (see Jona- 
than Brewster's letter in Winsor's Duxbury, 235), Richard Parke 
or Parks of Cambridge, who died in 1665, and by his will, dated 
July 12, 1665, gave her a life interest in his estate. From the 
court files of Middlesex County, it appears that she continued to 
live in Cambridge on til after August, 1671. Thomas Parke, son 
of Richard, finally bought her life interest for £45, 15s. '^ Her 
release [to him] is dated Sept. 26, 1678, in which she calls herself 

• REOisna, ix., 44. 

t Ply. Col. Bee, xiL, 117. 

114 SaltonatalUGurdonrSedhy'Knyvet. [Jan. 

of Doxbury, in the Colony of New Plymonih, relict of Richard 
Parke, late of Camb. Village."* I find no record of her after 
March 2, 1679-80. On that date she was presented at court in 
Plymouth Colony on a charge preferred by William Paybody: 
'^ sofiitime in October last, [she] did pull vp and deface the bound 
markes of the said Paybodyes land, and made claime to the said 


i. Sarah,' m. about 1656, Benjamin Bartlett, son of Bobert and Mary 
(Warren) Bartlett. (For children, see Histories of Duxbury 
and Plymouth.) 

ii. Nathaniel, was called *' eldest sonn and heire apparent " In the will 
of his father. Little is known about him. He lived in Duxbury 
and died in 1676. His nuncupative will, made in the presence of 
Benjamin Bartlett, who visited him during his last sickness, was 
proved Nov. 2 of that year. That he had a wife is shown by 
the following quotation from his will : *' If it should please God 
to take mee away (after my debts be payed^ I will Glue all that 
I haue to my wife ; this land heer is none of mine, to dispose of; 
Butt there is some att the falls that she shall haue." The land 
which Nathaniel mentions as not at his disposal was probably 
that formerly owned by his father. By the latter's will, his 
widow Sarah was to have a life interest in this land, which after 
her death was to be NathaniePs, and if he died without Issue 
it was to pass to the second son. Nathaniel apparently had no 
children. Robert Vixen of Eastham was appointed, Nov. 1, 
1676, administrator of his estate, which consisted chiefly of 
articles for household use. A Bobert Hickson| of Eastham 
married Sept 26, 1679, Sarah Brewster, who was probably Na- 
thaniel's widow. 

5. ill. William. 

6. Iv. Wrbstlimg. 

[To be continued.] 


All New England genealogists are familiar with that Une in the 
Saltonstall pedigree which says that Richard Saltonatall the younger 
married Muriel (sometimes Meriell), daughter of Brampton Gurdon 
and Muriel Sedley his wife. 

The parents of Muriel Sedley are frequently given as Martin 
Sedley and Abigail, daughter of Sir Thomas Kny^^et of Ashwell- 
thorpe. See, for instance, Muskett's ** Suffolk Manorial Families'* 
(top of page 288, in pedigree of Gurdon of Letton). But Sir 
Thomas Knyvet's daughter Abigail married, 17 December, I6OO9 
Edmund Mundeford, Esq., as shown by the Ashwellthorpe registers, 
quoted by Blomefield, ^'History of Norfolk" [vol. 5, pp. 154, 163]. 

* Jackson's Hist, Newton, 383. 
t Plymouth Colony Rec, vii., 220-1. 

X Savage's Gen. Diet,, ii., 411. His name appears elsewhere as Vixen, Wazam, 
Wexam, Wexame, Wicson, Wickson and Wixam. 

1899.] SaltangtaU-GfurdonrSedley-Knyvet. 115 

In a corions memoTandnm of the second Brampton Gordon 
(Colonel of Horse, ob. 1661) occur these statements : 

^ Abigail Knevet, daughter of The : Ejievet of AshweUthorpe Esq mar- 
ried Martin Sedlej of Morley Esq 2 wiffe. 

Sir Thomas Knevet his eldest son had two sons. Sir Tho : and Edmund 
& of danghten Abigail married Sir Edmund Monf ord." 

Burke's ** Landed Gentry" simply says that Martin Sedley mar- 
ried the daughter of John Knyyet of AshweUthorpe. 

Of these three affiliations. Sir Thomas, Thomas Esq., and John, 
the last appears to be correct, as shown by an entry in Farrer's 
"Church Heraldry of Norfolk'' [vol. 1, page 211] : 

^ On a Brass in the South Wall of Church at Wacton a bend within a 
bordure engrailed (Knyvett) with a crescent for difference. 

For Abigail Sedley, daughter of John Knyvett of AshweUthorpe and 
widow of Martin Sedley who died December 15, 1623." 

It may be supposed that Col. Brampton Gurdon, writing of a 
man who had di^ many years before he was bom, inadvertently 
transferred to John Knyvet the name of Thoma^y which had been 
extremely common in that very distinguished family ever since Sir 
Hiomas Knyvet, Lord Chancellor, temp. Edward III. 

John Knyvet, who died before his mother, Joan, Lady Bemers 
(ob. 1561), lived at Plumstead, and very possibly the birth and 
marriage of his daughter are recorded there. 

There had been a certain probability in the affiliation of Abigail 
(Knyvet) Sedley to Sir Thomas Knyvet, as his wife was Muriel 
(or Meriell) Parry, which name appears as that of Martin Sedley's 
daughter. But the name Muriel existed in the family of Howard, 
Duke of Norfolk, who had married Elizabeth Tilney, the heiress 
of AshweUthorpe, widow of Sir Humphrey Bourchier and mothar 
of Joan, Lady Bemers. To his daughter by this lady the duke 
gave the name of Muriel; she married Sir Thomas Knevet of 
Bokenham or Buckenham, the head of the family of which a cadet 
married Joan Bourchier, Lady Bemers, his posterity succeeding to 
the estate of AshweUthorpe. Sir Humphrey Bourchier's mother 
was Catherine, daughter of John Howard, first Duke of Norfolk of 
that name, who married John, Lord Bemers, the transUtor of Frois- 
aart. By both parents he was descended from the Plantagenets, as 
may be easUy traced in any of the genealogical peerages, sub : tit: 
Berners and Norfolk. 

It should be remarked that the name Knyvet^ in whatever speU- 
ing, is habituaUy pronounced Knevet in Norfolk, where it is very 
weU known and diffused among many descendants. New England 
geneak>gists are familiar with another pedigree which claims the 
Enyvets as one of its stocks ; but it would not be an appropriate 
subject of discussion at present. 

116 fVill of Daniel Oxenbridge. [Jan. 

I should here acknowledge my very great obligations to Sir Wil- 
liam Brampton Gurdon, K.C.M.G., of Assington, Suffolk, and to 
Miss Katherine Knyvet Wilson, of Swaffham, Norfolk, who have 
given me the most cordial and careful help in the elucidation of 
our common ancestry. William Evebett, 

Descendant of Saltonstall through Cotton, Brown and Brooks. 


The following most important wiU supplements the interesting 
group of Oxenbridge wills given by Mr. Waters in the Registeb 
for January, 1890. As this will may be considered a document in 
the history of old England (the Long Parliament having passed ft 
vote of thanks and, I believe, decreed a monument for the initial 
bequest) , and as the testator is so closely connected with New Eng- 
land, it is worth printing in full. I append a brief note concerning 
the connections of the testator and his brother. Rev. John Oxen- 

80 LiTTLB Russell St., W. C, London. 

Commissary Court of London, Reg. No. 29, Fo. 289. 

I Daniel Oxenbridge of London now resident and merchant in Li* 
verne being at this present in a weake Estate of Body but of a good 
memorie and sound minde doe make this my last and only Will and Tes- 
tam^ to be performed if it shall please God at this or any other time to 
call mee out of this life ffirst I humbly assigne my soule to God its maker 

&c & next my Body I comitt to the Earth in such decent 

manner to be buried as shalbe by my friendes thought fitt. I then consti* 
tute and appointe after the time of my decease my Executors John Throck- 
morton, Charles Longland & John Collyer desyring their care and paines 
to see effected what here of them is required First I give to the Right 
Hon^^^ the Lords and Coinons now assembled in parlm^ in or neere Lon- 
don & to their use for the prosecution of their desigues One Thousand 
pounds Sterlinge to be paid halfe in six monthes and the other halfe in 
twelve monthes after the daye of my decease. More to severall godly 
people impoverished by the said distractions in England I give One hun- 
dred and fiftie pounds to be disposed of accordinge to the discretion of my 
brother Mr. John Oxenbridge and Mr. Thomas Doubty our Minister here 
residing ffbr or towards the buying of a burying place for the English na- 
tion in Liverne I give fiftie pounds to my brother-in-law Mr. William 
Langhorne Twenty pounds to my sister his wife fiftie pounds to his son 
Daniell fiftie pounds to each other sonne or daughter they may have at the 
time of my death thirtie pounds to my BrothMn-law Mr. Caleb Cockcroft 
fortie pounds to my sister his wife fortie pounds to each of their children 
livinge at my decease Twentie pounds to my BrothMn-law Mr. Hunt 
and my sister his wife Eightie pounds To my Broth' Mr. John Oxen- 
bridge minister two hundred pounds readie money if hee requests it and to 
his wife and sonnes one hundred pounds besides what may be due to him 

1899.] Will of Daniel Oxenbridge. 117 

in my bookes. To my brother Clement Oxenbridge all my part proceed 
of the Tynfarme w% is valued at six hundred and ninetie pounds sterlings 
or there abouts be it more or lesse. To my mother eight hundred pounds 
besides all lands Houses Testements (ttc) as in or neere London or in the 
Countie of Northumberland are left me by my father her deceased hus- 
band in the same manner as it is left unto mee thereout of it discharging 
such debts and Legacies as were thereon enjoyned mee as by my Fathers 
will maie appeare To my sister M*^ Catherine Henly one hundred pound 
To her daughter Eatherine ffowler one hundred and fiftie pound To 
my Coozen M*^ Henry Barnard {sic) and his wife thirtie pounds and to 
my Coozen M'^ Nichcias Searle and his wife a lyke some that is thirtie 
pounds to each of their wifes in all one Hundred and twentie pounds to 
you foure To Mr. Job Throckmorton' foure hundred pounds To his 
wife a chaine of pearles in my deske containing as I conoeave 490 pearles 
or what they are To my three freinds Mr. Phillipp Williams Mr. Charles 
LoDgland and Mr. Tho: Doubty one hundred pounds apeece that is three 
hundred pounds to them three To William Reymes a hundred Dollers 
To Mr. Robert and Nicholas Abny fiftie dollers apeece for a poore re- 
membrance of mee To M' Samuell Bonnets fiftie pounds sterling To 
Thomas Dethicke one hundred Dollers To John Collyer three thousand 
dollers To Leonard Digge fifUe Dollers To Robert Barbor and Exlward 
Rett one hundred dollers apeece To George Dethicke my servant a hun- 
dred dollers To Richard Browne one hundred Dollers To John Con 
fourtie dollers To Joanna woman servant thyrtie dollers To the Grover- 
no' & Mad°^ fiVan* five dollers apeece To Angelina 10 dollers To John 
Batt^ the boy five dollers To Sig' Gualtero Vandercoort and his wife 
fourtie pounds between them to buy a ring in my remembrance The ad- 
vance of my estate to be given to my forenamed Execute" for their paines 
in this business Be it noted that the pounds sterling are to be reduced 
into dollers at fiftie pence the doller and by a doUer is meant a peece of 
eight effective of Spayne Lord receave my Soule 

5*^ ffebry 1643 Witnesses present at the readinge of this Will to Mr 
Daniell Oxenbridge in his House on the 6^ ffeb^ 1643 and wee heard him 
say hee confirmed it as his will beinge demanded if he confirmed this as 
his will he answered I doe I doe ffrancis Read Thomas Bamsly Ralph 
Duke Thomas Crathome Robert Barbor Tho : Banks John Bommer 

Wee Thomas Doubty Charles Longland Phillipp Williams and John 
Collyer being present with Mr Daniell Oxenbridge on the ffirst day of 
£kb^ about twenty foure houres or a little after did at his request heare 
him declare Verbatim the words written parte on this and parte on the other 
syde of this paper in words and desired John Collyer to write them downe 
to make out of them a will in as good forme as in short time hee could 
Wee testifie further that what is in the will hereto annexed under the 
hand of John Collyer and consented by the said Oxenbridge this morning 
the 6*^ of ffeb^ and attested by the seaven Witnesses therto subscribinge is 
the true Import of what this paper contains according to the intent of the 
Teitator and it was in our company by him confirmed and in Witness of 
the truth of what wee write hereunder each hath to y^ I read that 
Joinea these two sheetes of paper Sett his scale the 6^ of ffeb'^ 1 643 as 
before Thomas Doubty Charles Longland Phillip Williams John Collyer. 

Probatnm fuit &c. . decimo sexto die Mensis Martij anno din Juxta &c 
1643 [1643-4]. Willmo clarke leg &g &c Arthuri Ducke leg com &c 
Jnimmento JoM Throckmorton prin £xecut &c Nee non de veros Com^ 

118 Albany and New York Families. [Jan. 

foerens Carolo Longland et Johi Collyer ezecat etia in hnmoi TeBtam** 
nolat cam yeDerant earn in debita jariB fomia petitU. 

[The testator was a junior son of Dr. Daniel Ozenbrldge of London. Hla 
two brothers John and Clement were of mach mark. Clement may be almost 
said to have been the f oonder of the English post office service. As to John, 
he was a pioneer in Gniana, Jamaica, Bermuda, &c., a leading spirit in the Com- 
monwealth in England, an intimate of Milton and Cromwell, fellow of the Eton 
college, and finally minister of Boston in New England. The brother-in-law 
Caleb Cockcroft died the same year (1644), and the widow married the famooa 
solicitor general, Oliver Saint John. Another sister mentioned, Mrs. Henl^, 
afterwards was wife of the noted GKsneral Philip Skippon. Her daaghter 
mentioned in the will, Eatherine Fowler, was the poetess, the ''maU^est 
Orinda." I have traced back many hundreds of the direct ancestors of tfaia 
illustrious family, and have quite a collection of wills bearing on the immediate 
family connections of Rev. John Oxenbridge, including the will of the patemtl 
grandmother of his wife Frances Woodward. This will shows that her father 
Ezekiel Woodward orginated not in Worcestershire, as stated by Antony & 
Wood, but in Hereford, a shire as yet little explored by genealogists. I tnut 
to publish some of these additional Oxenbridge notes later on.— L. W.] 


Hansen Genealogy from an old Dutch Bible ownbd bt 
Miss Joanna Hansen Van Rensselaer. 

Translated by John Y. L. Pbutk, Esq., of Albany, K. Y. 

Communicated by Geo. Douolas Miller, Esq., of Albany. 

[Continued from toI. 61, page 344.] 

New York, 13th May 1727, are we, Ryckert Hansen and Sarah Thong 
united in matrimoDy, od Saturday about eight o'clock in the eyening, at 
the house of Rip Van Dam, my grand&ther. Married by Dominie De 

1728, the 16th of March between three and four o'clock on Friday, in 
the morning, is my son Hendrick born at Albany, and is baptised by Domi- 
nie Peter Van Dryisen, and for godfather my brother Hans Hansen, and 
my mother Debora Hansen for godmother. Held at the font by my sister 
Maryia Schuyler, and is baptised in the church on the 18th of March. 

1730, on Wednesday the 26th of October at Port Royal, Jamaica, has 
my brother Peter Hansen fallen asleep in the Lord, at one o'clock in the 

1730, the 17th of December, at eight o'clock in the evening on Monday 
is my son Walter bom in Albany, and is baptised by Dominie Van Driesen. 
For godfather my brother-in-law David A. Schuyler, and my sister Debora 
Beeckman for godmother, and is baptised the nmth of December, even- 
ing church. 

1733, the ninth of May, on Wednesday at eleven o'clock in the morning 
is my son Peter born, at Albany, and is baptised by Dominie Peter Van 
Dryisen, and for godfather my brother Nicklaes Hansen, and my slater 
Maryia Livingston for godmother. Baptised on the 13th of May, in the 

1733, the 23rd of October on Tuesday, at six o'clock in the morning is 
my wife fallen asleep in the Lord, known as Sarah Ry. Hansen and boned 

1899.] Albany and New York Familits. 119 

on Thnnday the 25th in the Datch Church, right opposite the Baptism 
house, aged at the time of her death 24 years and 10 months. 

1734, the 10th of August on Saturday at two o'clock in the afternoon is 
my youngest son Peter fallen asleep in the Lord, and buried on Monday 
the 12th, in the Dutch Church, over against the Doophuys. At the time 
of his death aged one year, three months. 

1736 November 16th, on Tuesday between 9 and 10 o'clock in the 
erening is my son Walter fallen asleep in the Lord, buried on Friday the 
19th, in the Dutch Church over against the Doophuys, at the time of his 
death aged 5 years, 11 months and nine days. 

Albany, the 5th of July 1738, am I, Ry^ert Hansen, joined in the mar- 
riage state with Catriena Ten Broek, daughter of Johannis Ten Broek, on 
Wednesday between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the house of 
Johannis Ten Broek, now my father-in-law, and married by Dominie Cor- 
nelius Van Schie. 

[The two following paragraphs are in the handwriting of Byckert Hansen, 
and evidently copied by him from the Bibles of his father, Hendrick Hansen, 
and his father-in-law Johannis Ten Broeck. — G. d. m .] 

1703, the 15th of August old style on Sunday between 11 and 12 in the 
forenoon is my son Ryckert bom, and is baptised by Dominie Leidius 
(Lydius) held at the font by Saratje Hansen, and for her godfather Johannis 
Beekman in Albany. 

171 6-7, January 3rd is my daughter Kathriena Ten Broek bom, on Thurs- 
day at fire o'clock in the afternoon, baptised by Dominie Van Driesen on 
Sunday the 6th, held at the font by her grandmother Christiena Ten Broek 
•s godimother, and by her ^miete" Elsie Cuyler, and for her associate god- 
&ther her grandfather Dirck Wesselse and her uncle Wessel Ten Broek. 

1738-9, the 14th of January on Sunday, at half past four is bom my 
daughter Debora. For godfaUier my brother Nickelaes Hansen, and for 
godmother my sister Debora Beeckman, and is iMptised on the 17th on 
Wednesday at evening church. Baptised by Cornelius Van Schy. By 
Catriena Ten Broek daughter of Johannis Ten Broek. 

1739, August 19th on Sunday, between 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon 
is my eldest daughter Debora fallen asleep in the Lord, and is buried on 
Tuesday the 21st, on the other side of the river, in Greenbush in the church- 
yard of Cor^ Hend^ van Rensselaer, on the of liis 

along the road which rans to Solomon Van Vechties. At the time of her 
death 7 months and five days. 

1740, the 25th of May on Pinxter Sunday, at one o'clock in the after- 
noon, is my son Johannis bom. For godfather my father-in-law, Johannis 
Ten Broek, and for godmother my mother-in-law, Catriena Ten Broek, and 
baptised on Pinxter Monday, the 26th in the morning by Dominie Cor- 
nelius Van Schij. By Cadirina Ten Broek daughter of Johannis Ten 

1741, the 11th of October on Sunday at eight o'clock in ihe moming, 
is my son Peter bom. For godiGsther my brother-in-law Henry Ten 
Broek, and for godmother my sister Maria Schuyler. Baptised the 18th 
of the month on Sunday by Dominie Comelius Van Schuye. By Cathrina 
Ten Broek daughter of Johannis Ten Broek. 

1743, the 18th of April on Monday, at four o'clock in the moming is my 
son Dirck bom. For godfather my brother-in-law Dirck W. ten Broek, 
for godmother his wife Catrina ten Broek. Bi^tised the 24th of the same 
■Mmth (m Sunday, by Dominie Cornelius Van Schy. By Cathrina Tea 
Broek daughter of Johannis ten Broek. 

120 Albany and New York Families. [Jan. 

1744-5, the 3rd of Janaary on Thursday at two o'clock in the morning 
is my daughter Deborah bom. For godfather my brother-in-law David A* 
Schuyler, and for godmother Eafie Beeckman, and is baptised the sixth of 
the same on Sunday, by Dominie Santfoort. By Cathrina Ten Broek 
daughter of Johanuis Ten Broek. 

1745, the 14th of August on Wednesday at four o'clock in the morning 

from New Jersey in Piscatay Landing is my second daughter 
Deborah fallen asleep in the Lord, and on the 15 th is buried' in the church 
yard of Hend^ Vroom being aged 7 months and eleven days at her death. 

1746, the 12th of July on Saturday, at six o'clock in the afternoon, in 
Piscatanay, New Jersey, is my son Jeremia bom. For godfather mj 
*'omed" Johannis Van Rensselaer, and for godmother EngelUe Van Ren- 
sselaer. Baptised the 17th of August at Albany, on Sunday by Dominie 
Vreleuhuysen. By Catariena Ten Broek, daughter of Johannis Ten Broek. 

1747, the 26th of September on Saturday at eleven o'clock in the evening 
is my son Peter fallen asleep in the Lord. Is buried on Sunday the 27th, 
in the church yard, his age being 5 years, 11 months and 17 days. 

1748, July 14th on Thursday at one o'clock in the afternoon, is my 
daughter Debora born, for godfather Grerrit Lansingh and baptised the 17tli 
on Sunday by Dominie Vrelenhuysen. By Cathrina Ten Broek daughter 
of Johannis Ten Broek. 

1749, the 18th of March on Saturday at two o'clock in the aftemoon, is 
my eldest son Hendrick R. Hansen fallen asleep in the Lord, at the house 
of Rip Van Dam, his grandfather, and is buried on Monday the 20th, in the 
old dutch churchyard in New York, his age being 21 years and 5 days. 

1750, the 18th May on Friday at two o'clock in the afternoon is my son 
Hend^ born, for godfather Petems Douw and for godmother Annatje Donw, 
baptised the 20th on Sunday by Dominie Vrelenhuysen. By C. ten Broek 
daughter of Johannis Ten Broek. 

1750, the 14th of August on Saturday at five o'clock in the morning is 
my son Hendrick fallen asleep in the Lord, and is buried on Sunday the 
5th, in the churchyard, his age being 2 months and 17 days. 

1750-1, the 16th of March on Saturday, between 7 and 8 o'clock in the 
evening is my son Jeremia fallen asleep in the Lord, and is buried on Tues- 
day the 19th, in the church yard, his age being 4 years, 8 months, and 4 

1751, the 27th of September, on Friday at nine o*clock in the evening 
is my daughter Catharina born, for godfather Cornelis Ten Broek and for 
godmother Cristyua ten Broek, and is baptised the 29th on Sunday, by 
Dominie Vrelenhuysen. By Cathriena ten Broek daughter of Johannis 
Ten Broek. 

AH the above children are born, old style calendar. 

1754, the 26th of February on Tuesday at six o'clock in the moming is 
my daughter Maria born and is baptised the 3rd of March on Sunday, for 
godfather David A. Schuyler aud for godmother Maria Schuyler, baptised 
by Dominie Vrelenhuysen. By Cathrina Ten Broek daughter of Johannis 
Ten Broek. 

1754, the 19th of October on Saturday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon is 
my daughter Maria fallen asleep in the Lord, and is buried on Monday, the 
21st, in the churchyard, her age being 17 months and 23 days. 

1766, the 11th of May on Sunday at two o'clock in the morning is my 
third daughter Debora fallen asleep in the Lord, and is buried on Tuesday 
the 13th, in the churchyard. Age 17 years, 9 months, 25 days and 2 hoars. 

1899.] Jdcanek Otnttdogy. 181 


By Elubn Gates Mabch, of BaltimoTe, Md. 

HuoH^ Mabch, progenitor of a large part of the March family in the 
United States, was an early settler of Newbury. 

Tradition says that he came from Newbury, Elngland. He sailed from 
Southampton, England, April 24, 1638, in the ^Confidence." 

He married Judith , who died December 14, 1675. In 1653, 

Mistress Judith was *' presented for wearing a silk hood and scarf," but 
disdiarged on proof that her husband was of considerable estate. — (Coffin's 
History of Newbury.) 

He married second. May 29, 1676, Dorcas Bowman Blackleach, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Bowman of Connecticut She died November 22, 1683. 
Hugh Maroh married third, December 3, 1685, Sarah Healy. 

By occupation Hugh March was a house carpenter. From 1670 to 
1680, he kept a tavern, having been licensed by the court to ^keep an 

Hugh March died November 12, 1693. Sarah Healy March died 
October 25, 1699. 

Children of Hugh and Judith Maroh : 

2. 1. Gborgb,' b. about 1646. 

IL Judith, b. Jan. 8, 1652; m* April 18, 1670, Thomas Thorley. 

1. Otorge Thorley* b. Maroh 12, 1671 ; d. Jan. 17, 1718. 

2. Simon Thorley, b. Feb. 10, 1672; d. July 4, 1698. 
8. Judiih TKorleg, b. Dec. 13, 1675; d. July 24, 1677. 

4. Jy^ith Tkarley, b. Nov. 12, 1679 ; d. Oct. 15, 1682. 

5. Jfanr Thorley, b. liay 1, 1682; m. Jan. 5, 1703, John Noyes. 

6. Jndiih Thorley, b. April 14, 1685; m. Aug. 28, 1712, John 

8. UL Hugh, b. Nov. 8, 1656. 

4. iv. Joux, b. Jan. 10, 1658. 

5. V. Jamss, b. Jan. 11, 1668. 

2. George* March {Hugk^)^ (Comet), Newbury. He married June 
12, 1672, Mary Folsom or Foulsham, daughter of John Fobom of 
Exeter. Children : 

6. i. Hugh,* b. 1678. 

ii. Gborgb, b. Oct. 6, 1674 ; d. young. 

7. iii. John, b. Aug. 8, 1676. 

iv. BLiRT, b. Aug. 28, 1678; d. Nov. 16, 1678. 
V. Stephen, b. Sept. 19, 1679; d. Feb. 10, 1688. 
vi. James, b. June 19, 1681. 

8. vii. Israel, b. April 4, 1688. 

viil. Sarah, b. July 6, 1685; m. Dec 5, 1705, Humphrey Deering of 
Winter Harbor, 
iz. Stephen, b. Nov. 16, 1687. 
X. Henrt, b. July 18, 1697. 

9. xi. George, b. April 24, 1698. 

xii. Jane, b. May 8, 1699 ; d. yom^. 
TOL. LIU. 8 

122 March GenecJogy. [Jan. 

8. HuGH^ March {Hugh^\ Newbury. Known as Captain Hngb March. 
He was a blacksmitn by trade. He married, March 29, 1688, 
Sarah Moody. He died February 27, 1726. Children : 

I. Sarah,' b. April 27, 1684; m. possibly, May 28, 1700, James Pike- 
ii. Hbnkt, b. Sept. 26, 1686. 

10. ill. SABffUKL, b. March 2, 1687. 

iv. Elizabrth, b. Oct. 27, 1691 ; m. Feb. 28, 1712, Samuel Mors. 
▼. Hannah, b. Sept. 4, 1692; d. Oct. 6, 1694. 
▼i. JosRPH, b. Jane 24, 1694. 
▼ii. Danirl, b. Oct. 80, 1695. 

11. Tiii. Joshua, b. Sept. 5, 1700. 

ix. MsHrrABRL, b. Jan. 8, 1702; m. Oct. 2, 1788, William Follansbee. 

12. X. Trurman, b. 1706. 

4. John' March {Hugh})y (Colonel). He married, October 1, 1679, 

Jemima True. He was a resident of Salisbury for some years, and 
at one time was a ship builder in Andover. 

Of Colonel John March, Johnson's Uniyersal Encyclopedia 
states : '* he was the foremost military leader in New England up 
to the time of the Port Royal Expedition " (1707). 

John March died 1712-13. Jemima True March died May 24, 
1737. Children: 

i. Judfth,' b. Nov. 21, 1682; m. July 10, 1700, Hamphrey Hooke. 
ii. Mary, b. April 2, 1684; m. Jan. 29, 1706-7, Joseph Herrick. 
iii. Joseph, b. May 8, 1687. 
18. iv. John, b. Sept. 26, 1690. 

V. AniOAiL, b. Sept. 4, 1698 ; m. Jan. 15, 1715, Joseph March, 
vi. Hugh, b. Jan. 5, 1695 ; a mariner. 

Yii. EuzARETH, b. Sept. 6, 1698; m. June 7, 1718, William Bich of 

5. Jamrs* March (Hugh}), (Lieutenant), Newbury. He married Mary, 

daughter of Captain Shubal Walker of Bradford. For a time he 
lived in Salisbury, later removing to Newbury. Children : 

14. i. Brnjamin,' b. Nov. 28, 1690. 
16. ii. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 2, 1693. 

iii. Judith, b. May 13, 1695; m. Jan. 3, 1722, Thomas Noyea. 
iv. Tabitha, b. June 20, 1696; m. Dec. 26, 1718, Nicholas PettingiU. 
V. Jane, bapt. Jan. 18, 1705; m. Dec. 15, 1720, John Newman of 

6. Hugh* March ( George j'^ Hugh}). He married Sarah, daughter of 

Joseph and Sarah Hathorn Coker, and granddaughter of Major 
William Hathorn of Salem. He bore the rank of Sergeant, and 
was killed by the Indians at Pemaquid, March 9, 1 695. Child : 

16. i. Joseph, b. about 1694. 

7. John* March ( George,'^ Hugh}), (Lieutenant). Saddler and inn- 

holder. He married, December 11, 1700, Mary Angier of Reading, 
a daughter of Edmund and Ann Batt Angier, and sister of Mrs. 
Sarah Angier Toppan, wife of Rev. Christopher Toppan. Mary 
Angier March died before 1741, and he married second, March 4, 
1741, widow Martha Brown. He died August 15, 1761, at New- 
bury, aged 84 years, 1 1 months and 27 days. 
Children, by first wife : 

17. i. John,* b. Feb. 27, 1701. 

18. ii. Bdmund, b. about 1708-4. 

1899.] March Genealogy. 123 

lil. Mart, b. Jan. 9, 1705; m. Jan. 26, 1726-7, Samnel Allen of Olon- 
cester. Child : 

1. AbignU Allen^^ m. Josiah Lant. 

W. Anna, b. 1708; d. May 28, 1708. 
Y. Elizabkth, b. Jan. 17, 1709 ; d. Feb. 24, 1709. 

8. Israel* March {George,* Hugh}), a physician, residing first at 

Hampton and then in Greenland. He married Mary, daughter of 
Joseph Hall of Greenland. He died 1729. Children : 

19. i. Clemknt,* b. 1707. 
ii. JosRPH, bapt. 1716. 

ill. Nathanikl, bapt. 1716. 

20. iv. Paul. 

Y. Mart. 


Til. Thomas. 

9. George' March {George,* Hugh}). He liyed for a time in Ports- 

mouth, N. H., but remoTed in 1719 to Kennebunkport, Me. He 
married Abigail, daughter of John Watson. They lost seven chilr 
dren in one week of throat distemper. Children who surriTed : 

I. Eunice,* m. LeTi Hutchins. 

21. ii. Paul. m. Rhoda Cluff. 

10. Samuel* March {Hugh^ Hugh^). He married Anna Tappan Rolfe. 

She died June 18, 1724. He married second, April 14, 1726, 
Hannah Smith. He died September 14, 1738. Children, by first 

1. Samuel,* b. March 11, 1714; d. young. 

22. ii. Dakdel, b. Dec. 26, 1717. 
iii. Samuel, b. May 19, 1719. 

28. It. Jacob, b. Jan. 20, 1722. 

11. Joshua' March {Hugh,* Hugh^), married August 18, 1720, Martha 

MerrilL He died April 27, 1768. Children : 

i. Merrill,* b. May 11, 1727; d. Sept. 21, 1786. 

24. ii. Joshua, b. May 23, 1729. 

liL A^NA, b. Aug. 25, 1731; d. May 30, 1736. 
It. Samuel, b. April 12, 1785; d. Sept. 14, 1738. 
T. Hugh, b. Not. 21, 1786. 
Ti. Martha, d. Jan. 5, 1742. 

25. Tii. John. 

12. Truema^'* March {Hugh,* Hugh^). He married, NoTember 14, 

1727, Judith Morse. Children : 

L Stephen,* b. Feb. 18, 1728. 
il. Trueman, b. Sept. 8, 1731. 

13. John* March {John,* Hugh^) (Lieutenant), (yeoman). Innholder 

in Salisbury in 1718. In Newbury in 1719. Married, August 
19, 1710, Martha Fowler of Salisbury. He married second, April 
5, 1723, Mary Smith. Children, by first wife : 

1. Phhjp,* bapt March 19, 1712. 

26. IL John, bapt. October, 1712-18. 
UL Joseph, b. July 80, 1715. 

It. SuzABBTB, b. Sept. 29, 1717. 

124 March Genealogy. [Jm. 

14. Bevjamik* March (Jcunes^* Hugh^), He married, February 10, 

1714, at Kittery, Me., Elizabeth Small, bom November 9, 1695, 
daughter of Samuel Small. Child : 

27. i. Samuel.* 

15. Nathaniel* March (JameSy* Bugh^) married, March 6, 1717-18, 

Hannah Mors. Children : 

28. i. Enoch,* b. April 7, 1720. 

ii. Susanna, b. May 4, 1722; m. Nov. 11, 1741, Moses Pike. 

29. Hi. NATHANiifiL, b. Jan. 16, 1723. 
iv. Hannah, b. Oct. 16, 1725. 

Y. Jane, b. Aug. 14, 1729; m. Feb, 12, 1756, William Carpenter. 
vi. Merct, b. April 28, 1782. 

16. Joseph* March {Hughy* (horge? Hugh}) married, January 12, 

1715-16, Abigail, daughter of Colonel John March. Children: 

i. Sarah,* b. Oct. 12, 1716; m. March 9, 1738, Stephen Hook. 

ii. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1719; m. Nov. 26, 1747, Giles Harris, 
iii. Merry, b. Dec. 25, 1720. 
iv. Hugh, b. July 15, 1722. 

30. ▼. John, b. July 5, 1724. 
81. vi. Joseph, b. Sept. 19, 1727. 

vii. Nanne, b. Feb. 19, 1729-30; m. March 25, 1751, Nicholas Oakman. 

vlii. Abigail, b. May 9, 1732; m. Ist, Crocker; 2d, July 6, 1771, 

Samuel Baker of Salisbury, 
ix. Euzabetb, b. Sept. 20, 1734. 

17. John* March {Jahrif* George,^ Hugh}), He married Marj . 

He died 1745. His widow afterwards married — Woodbury. 
Children : 

i. Martha,* b. 1739. 

ii. Mart, b. Aug. 27, 1740. 
iii. Molle, b. Aug. 7, 1741. 
iv. Bette, b. Jan. 29, 1742. 

v. Sarah, b. Sept. 27, 1744. 

18. Edmund* March (John,^ George,^ Hugh}). Married by the Rev. 

John Newmarch, in Kittery, Me., January 15, 1729-30, to Mary, 
daughter of Pelatiah and Margery Pepperill Whittemore. He was 
a minister. Settled in Amesbury until 1743, when he removed to 
Newbury, where he died 1791. Buried in Amesbury. Children: 

i. Mary,* b. Marcli 31, 1731 ; d. Dec. 16, 1739. 
32. ii. John, b. July 10, 1735. 
iii. Mary, b. May 13, 1739. 
iv. Pelatiah, b. April 7, 1741. 
V. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 17, 1743; m. Sept. 9, 1769, William Blout of 

vi. Ebenkzer, b. July 1, 1745; m. Feb. 19, 1772, Abigail Smith, 
vii. Martha, b. Aug. 24, 1749; m. July 5, 1772, James Johnston of 

viil. Jane, b. Aug. 24, 1749 ; m. Nov. 29, 1770, Joseph Holbrook of 
Ix. William, b. Sept. 17, 1751. 

X. Dorothy, b. Aug. 20, 1752 ; m. July 6, 1772, Robert Bayley. 
xi. Susanna, b. April 9, 1755 ; m. July 29, 1772, John Evans of Ports- 

19. Clement^ March (Imul,* Georgey* Hugh})^ Greenland, a physician. 

Colonel of the Horse Guards under Governor Benning Wentworth. 

1899.] ExtraeUfnm English Parinh RegUier: 125 

For over twenty yean he represented Greenland at the Greneral 
Court He was one of the original grantees of the towns of Cor- 
nish, N. H., and Norwich, Vt. He married Eleanor Veazej. 
EQs will was probated Jane 25, 1777. Children : 

i. Elkaxor,* b. Nov. 1, 1780; m. March 20, 1748, MaJ. William 

Weeks. She d. Nov. 1, 1807. 
ii. Mart, b. 1782 ; m. Aag. 28, 1759, Enoch Clark, 
ill. Martha, b. 1788; m. May 15, 1758, Jonathan Stlekney. 
iv. Hannah, b. 1785 ; m. March 4, 1758, Col. Joseph Storer. She d. 

Feb. 27, 1790. 
y. Grorob, b. 1787. 

t1. Abigail, b. 1740; m. Dr. Ichabod Weeks. 
Til. Ann, b. 1748; m. Dec. 18, 1764, George Brackett 
Tiii. EuzABKTH, b. 1745 ; m. April 14, 1778, Capt. John Salter, 
iz. Thomas. 
X. Sarah. 
88. xi. Clement, b. 1751. 
34. zii. Stephen, b. Jane 16, 1756. 

Note.— Miss Ellen Gates March, 1414 Park Avenae, Baltimore, Maryland, 
will be pleased to receive corrections and additions for these earlier genera- 
tions, aod material for later generations, for a genealogy of the March family 
in coorse of preparation. 



Gommnnicated bj Rev. Johh Jambs Raybk, D.D., F.S.A., Yicar of Fresaingfield, 

EngUnd, HononuT* Canon of Norwich Cathedral. 

1598 The marriage of Ricliard Dowsynge dp Bosse Colbie the xxvi of June. 


On looking through the Register of Withersdale, a small parish which 
has been for two centuries annexed to Fressingfield, I found the enclosed 
entries which I send you. 

1678 John Fiske of Fressinfeild widower & Mary Algar marryed the 

14*** of October. 
Whig and Thomas Whig and Elisabeth ffnller of Mendham were mar- 

ff^ler ryed Octob' 6 


ffnller and William ffnller and Susan Goldsmith of Mendham were mar- 
Goldsmith ryed December 9 

1686 Susan and Elizabeth ffnller twin daughters of William ffnller 

1697 ffuller and Susan his wife were baptized March 28, 1686. 

dff^ Nathaniel Catchpole and Ann ffnller were marryed May 2^. 

126 Extracts from English Parish Registers. [Jan. 

ffuUer and Matthew ffoller & Mary Meene were marryed 
Meene Septeml/ 26. 


Id the oldest Register of the parish of TaDDiDgton, aDciently Tatyngton, 
are the accompanyiDg extracts, which may be osefol to you. 

FuOer Baptisms. 

1556 Michael, sou of Thomas, bapt 12 May 

1562 Thomas, sod of Thomas and Dorothie, bapt. 29 Nov. 

1584 Thomas, son of Thomas & Mary bapt 18 March 

1629 JohD, SOD of Samuel & Mary bapt. 18 May 

1630 Samuel 25 Jao. 

1631 NathaDiel 17 Feb. 

1661 Marie d. of Lawreoce fuller aDd his wife b. 14 April 

1663 JohD s. of 6 March 

1666 Laureuce s. of 12 March 

1672 Samuel s. of 11 March 

1678 James s. of 13 Oct. 

1737 Jaue d. Samuel & Jane bapt 2 Sept. 

FuOer Marriages. 

1553 Thomas F. to Dorothie Rafe, Widdowe 20 Nor. 
1576 Richard Hurrell to Grace F. 1 June 
1624 Andrew Wrette to Lydia F. 21 Sept. 

F%dUr Burials, 

1568 Mary d. of Thomas F. 18 March 

1502 Mary d. of Michaell F. & Margaret ux 25 Dec. 

1595 M'. Thomas F. senior 25 April 

1624 Christin wife of John F. 23 April 

1629 Joseph sou of John F. 28 March. 

1633 John F. 25 May 


Abigail d. of W. & Abigail Fisher bapt. 8 Dec. 1618. 

Marie July 14, 1620. 

William s. May 5, 1623. 

Susan d. July 24, 1626. 

Ann d. Oct. 26, 1628. 

JohD s. Dec. 6, 1630. 


1639 William Cooke and Margaret ffyske m. 22 April 
1692 Anthony Fiske of Cratfield single man and 

Pleasants Feviere of Brundish single woman m. Oct. 11 


1546 Thomas, son of Richard bapt. Jan. 22. 

1552 Henry Goodwynne m. to Elizabeth Cowper, Dec. 7 

1579 Alexander Goodwynne buried 15 May 

1611 Margery Goodwin buried 7 April. 

1899.] Note$ and Queries. 127 



Cbildrkx or Jbdbdiah and Euzabcth Aixkn. — In the office of the Secre- 
tary of State, at Trenton, N. J., ia the following record, in Liber A of East 
Jersey Patents, etc. 

Record of the births of the children of Jedediah Allen and Elizabeth Allen his 
wife of Shrewsbnry bom nnto them in Sandworth in Plymonth Colony in New 
England and transported himselfe his wife k ten cliilcGren nnto this place of 
East Jersey. 

First his daughter Exparience Allen was bom 80 day of Sixth month 1669 










Fatenom^ N. J, 

Pbuddkn. — Some years ago I copied the following from a memorial stone 
standing at the head of a grave in the burial grounds attached to the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Newark, N. J. : 

" Here lyes y Body of y* Rev<^ lohn Pradden minister of y* Gospell who de- 
parted this Ufe Dec** ll<i' 1725, aged 80 yrs." 

** Nor grace nor favour fills my Reins, — 
Loe room for y* there yet remains." 

Rev. Mr. Pradden was also the minister of the church at Jamaica, L. I. He 
appears charged with a pint of wine and a loaf of bread in the store account of 
William Mudge at Musceta Cove, 1675, articles probably used for a communion 
service. He was a son of the Rev. Peter Pradden, whose widow is reputed to 
have been the second wife of Col. Thomas Willett. 

Maplewood, N. J. Danikl N. Cabpjbmtkr. 


























William f 


GoBBAM.—Correction.'—In the April (1898) number of the Rbgistkb, page 
187, the writer stated that David Gorham, hrother of Major Joseph Qorham, 
was an officer in the Gorham Rangers, in the Expedition of 1762. This was an 
error, as Captain David Gorham of that expedition was a nephew of Major 
Joseph Gorham. 

BartiBtable County ProbaU Becarde, Volume 10, page 120.— **To David Gor- 
ham of Barnstable, in the County of Barnstable aforesaid. Esquire, Greeting, 
Whereat your eon David Gorham, Esq., a Lieutenant of Marines, and afterwards 
Captain of the Company of Foot Employed in his Majesties service in the late 
Expedition against the EUvannah, under the command of the Right Honorable 
the Earl of Albermarle. Dated at Barnstable the seventh day of June, 1768." 

Frank William Spraous. 

John Rogbrs. — I suppose that a copy of the book, ** John Rogers of Marsh- 
fl^d," by Hon. Josiah H. Drnmmond, has been placed in the library of the 
Society. It may be of interest to such readers of this book as are descendants 
of John Rogers, to know that I have in my possession a piece of silver which 
belonged to Joanna (Rogers) Butler, bom 1667, died 1746. She is mentioned on 
pages 21 and 22. This bears an inscription, giving her name in full, and the 
date 1708. I am also in possession of the receipt mentioned on page 37. 

These articles have fallen into my hands, as I am a descendant of John Rogers. 

New Bedford, Mdee. Edward T. Tugxkb, M.D. 

128 N4de$ and Queries [Ji 

WiKO.— It is worth noting thai in the Batchelder Genealogy, a notice of which 
appears on page 287 (April, 1898) of the Reoister, no mention is made of the 
error in the account of John Wing who married Deborah Bachiler. The com- 
piler is evidently not aware of Mr. Waters's ** finds" (in 1891} of the ¥ril]s of 
Matthew and John Win^, the latter proving beyond doubt that the husband of 
Deborah (Bachiler) Wing never came to this country. The compiler, however, 
gives a full account of the doings of this John Wing in Massachusetts— all of 
which should be ascribed to his son John. C. Howard Coxjot. 

Philadelphia, Pa, 

Absl Porter.—*' Administration on goods and chattels of Abel Porter ]imr 
late of Boston deceased in a voyage from Scotland towards East Jersey granted 
unto Hannah his relict widow at Boston in New England March 4, 1685-6 Cap- 
tain Andrew Belcher of Charlestown in New England mariner attorney to Hao- 
nah Porter &c. substitutes Miles Foster of Amboy Perth in the county of MM- 
dlesex as his attorney April 20, 1686.** 

The foregoing may interest your readers. William Nelson. 

GuTHiKO.— Through the courtesy of Mr. Sheldon Tilt, of Demarest, New 
Jersey, I have received a copy of an epitaph found in one of the old grave- 
yards at Tappan, New York. In these days of the Sons and the Daughters* 
etc., it is pretty sure to interest somebody. The inscription is as follows : 

** Lemuel Guthing of an honorable family in Plymouth County, New Snglsnd* 
Surgeon of the 28 Reg. in the service of the United States of America. He 
finished a valuable life Oct. 28, 1776. Age 82 yrs." Samuel A. Green. 



WiLLARD. — Information is wanted concerning the ancestry of Daniel Wlllard, 
who, with three brothers, is said to have removed from New England and set- 
tled at Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N. T., before the Revolution. 

His grandson stated that the family formerly resided about ten miles from 
Boston, also that they lived at a place called '* Hoberth." Daniel Willard was 
probably bom between 1740 and 1750. His wife, Anna Marvin, was baptized 
at Wilton, Coon., in 1747. She was the daughter of Nathan and Hannah (Betts) 
Marvin, and as her parents removed to Sharon, Conn., it is probable that they 
were married near there, or at Stillwater. They are said to have had four 
children, Jesse, Rhoda, Julius (bom at Stillwater, July 28th, 1771), and Anna. 
The family removed to Zoar, Franklin Co., Mass., before 1780, where Daniel 
Willard died, and his widow married a second husband named Adams or Pierce. 

403 West 126th Street, New York. R. L. Richardson. 

Jennings.— Information is requested of the parentage, place and date of birth 
of Zebulon Jennings, administration of whose estate was granted to his widow 
(second wife) Rebecca (Squler) Jennings and Dr. Jedediah Swan, November 
27, 1777, at Bemardtown, N. J. 

Zebulon Jennings bequeaths a plantation in the borough of Elizabeth, County 
of Essex, East Div., N. J. How did he obtain this plantation — by purchase, 
or by grant? Where was it located? W. H. Jennings, 

272 N. Washington Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Editor Jennings Family History. 

Bass. — Jeremiah Bass was an early settler near the present village of North- 
Tille, Fulton County, New York, and died there, leaving a large family. In- 
formation regarding his ancestry, in addition to that contained in '* The Whitney 
Family of Connecticut," or of sources whence it can be obtained, would he 
thankfully received by Charles £. Slocum, M.D. 

D^ance, Ohio, 

1899.] Notes and Queries. 129 

OKBK!rB.^wnHAm Greene died October 7, 1685, Flymoiith, Mass. Did he 
many Elizabeth Wamn (daughter of Nathaniel and granddanghter of RIcliard 
Warren of the Mayflower), who was bom September 5, 1654? Was he related 
to the William Greene of Pljmoath, Eng., in tlie Board of Adventurers who 
aided the colonists? Was he related to William Greene who married at Ply- 
month, Desire, daughter of John Bacon, Esq., of Barnstable? 

R. H. Greknk, N. T. C. 

Bob — Benjamin Roe, bom September, 1759, and Mary Ware, bom October, 
1765, were married in Newbnrgh, N. Y., by Ber. John Close, Jnne 80, 178S. 
The andersigned is anxious to learn the names of the immediate ancestors of 
Benjamin Roe and Mary Ware or either of them. Benjamin had three brothers, 
John, Stephen and Charles. P. H. Mason. 

1322 R Street, W<uhiMfftan, D. C. 

Sdconds. — In Orford, Grafton Connty, N. H., once lived Nathaniel Simonds, 
who was bora about 1762-3; he married Mary Swift and had ten children, 
among whom were Jehiel Hall, Joshua Moody, Simeon. His son Nathaniel went 
to Piermont, Grafton County, N. H. ; married Fanny Can*. Whence came 
Nathaniel the first? Who was his father? His mother? 

BoitoHt Moms. Miss Emilt Wildkr Leatttt. 

Abram Painr.— Who has a copy of will of Abram or Abraham Paine, Nine 
Partners, in 1750? Who were parents of Mary Paine (1735), who married 1751, 
Noah Hopkins (1730), son of Stephen and Jemima Brown Hopkins, all of Nine 
Partners? Lewis Chkbsman Hopkins. 

66 Broadway y New York CUp. 


1. GrUieU, Grigwold. Wanted, lineage of Elizabeth, daughter of Francis 
Grfssell (or Griswold) of Charlestown, who married Jonah Palmer, son of 

2. Kendrick, Palmer, Lineage of Elizabeth, daughter of George Kendriek, 
who married, in Behoboth, May 25, 1639, Jonidi Palmer, Jr. 

8. French. Lineage of John French of Topsfield, called a tailor. Adminis- 
tration on his estate was granted his eldest son John, Aug. 25, 1707. 

4. Frtmeh. Name and lineage of Phebe, wife of above John French of Tops- 

5. French, Name and lineage of Elizabeth, wife of John French Jr., son 
of abore. She died in Norwich, Conn., April 6, 1730, and her husband died 
there fourteen days later. Zobth S. Eldrkdob. 

Bohemian Club, San FVandBCO, Cksl. 


Jame$ Rogers. — It is earnestly requested that all persons possessing records 
in old family Bibles of births, marriages and deaths, also copies of old papers, 
deeds, wills, etc., etc., in fact any information relating to James Rogers (who 
came to this country in the ship "Increase," in 1635), of his ancestors, and 
himself, and his descendants, will kindly write to and share their information 
as soon as possible with Mrs. Augnsta I. Hicks of Piqua, Ohio. 

Rowlejf.^CtLa any one tell me the full name of Mary ( ) the wife of 

Moses Rowley, Jr.? He was the great grandson of Edward Fuller who came in 

the ** Mayflower." Mary ( ) Rowley, wife of Moses, Jr., died at East Had- 

dam. Conn., June 9, 1764. I am anxious to learn her surname and full names of 
ber father and of her mother, and her dates of birth and marriage to Moses 
Rowley, Jr. He was bom at Barnstable, Mass., Blarch 10, 1654. A. I. Hicks. 

Can any one tell me the snmarae of Mary ( ) , wife of Samuel Cnrtise or 

Curtis? Samuel Cnrtise was bom at Southold, Long Island, N. Y., 1681, and 

remored to Hebron, Com., about 1700, and married Mary ( ), Jan. 6, 

1702-S. Am anxioos to leant ber surname, also full names of her father and 

130 Notes and Qtieries. [Jan* 

of ber mother, and the date of her birth. Will be grateful for aoy information, 
no matter how little, of Mary ( ) Cortise or Curtis' ancestors. A. I. H. 


1. Ames. Is anything known of the parentage and ancestry of WUliam 

2. Wanted, the war record of Ebenezer Ames (1739-1779) who, it is said, was 
a soldier in the Revolation and was killed in 1779. 

3. Ashmun. The ancestry of Harriet Ashman (Michigan family) who mar- 
ried Charles Ames (1796-1827). 

4. Dudley. The parentage and ancestry of Mehitable Dudley who married 
James Bushnell of Saybrook, Conn. She was bom in 1718. 

5. Waite. The parentage and ancestry of Chloe Waite (1738-1832) who mar- 
ried Alexander Bushnell of Lyme, son of the above James. 

Morristown, N. J, Joseph B. Amis. 


Batt and Bates (antej vol. 52, page 321). — My attention has been attracted 
to J. H. Lea's article in the July Reoistkr, on the Batt Family, because of the 
association of that name with one of the early families on this island. 

Thomas Bayes, of Edgartown, Mass., in his will, dated Feb. 14, 1679-80* 
names **my wife Ann Bayes," ** Hannah Bridges, my daughter," ** my two 
daughters Mary, the now wife of Joseph Norton, and Anna, the wife of Andrew 
Newcomb," ** their brother deceased," ** my daughter Ruth, wife of Isaack Nor- 
ton," ** the children of my daughter Abigail, deceased," ** my wife and Thomas 
Mayhew, Junior, executors and administrators." Thomas Bayes married Anna 
Baker, Oct. 26, 1639, at Dedham. Their daughter Buth was bom in Dedbam 
2 (5) 1643. Their son Thomas was bora in Boston 1 (1) 1646. Thomas Bayes 
came to the Vineyard before 1653. His son Thomas Bayes, Junior, died Not. 
17, 1669, unmarried. 

Whom ** daughter Abigail" married and the names of her children were long 
a mystery. Finally I stumbled upon this clue. In vol. 1, page 227, of the Land 
Records of Dukes County, under date of March 16, 1696-7, Timothy Batt, of 
Boston, cordwainer, son of Timothy Batt, of Boston, lately deceased, gives 
power of attorney to Mr. James Breading, of South Hampton, N. Y., names 
**my fathers estate" and *' the legacy that was left me by my grandmother 
Bayes, of Martha's Vineyard, deceased." 

Timothy Batt was doubtless the husband of Abigail Bayes and Timothy Batt, 
Jr., one of the children named in the will of Thomas Bayes. Owing to the loss 
of early records much is hidden that we would be glad to know. The date of 
the death of Thomas Bayes is not known, but it was between Feb. 14 and May 
31, 1680, — the date of the will and the date when the inventory was rendered. 
His testimony, given in June, 1679, states that he was then 64 years of age. 
Anna Bayes, widow, was living in August, 1681. According to the statement made 
by Timothy Batt she must have died before March, 1696-7. If she left a will 
I find no record of it in the probate office at Edgartown. The foregoing may 
be of interest to J. H. Lea and others, if, as may be the case, the maiden name 
of Abigail Batt is unknown. In January, 1671-2, Timothy Batt's name is men- 
tioned in connection with the settlement of the estate of Hackoliah Bridges who 
was drowned at Gay Head. Harriet M. Fkasb. 

Edgartown y Mass, 

HOBSON.— The will of Thomas Hobson, given on page 487-8 of the Rboistbr 
for 1898, is also found in the collection in the British Museum, Harl. Mss. 4115. 
His burial is noted in the register of St. Benedict, Cambridge, 12 Jan., 1680-1. 
The burial of a sister Mistress Davis is noted 24 Oct., 1621. 

His father was a carrier and bequeathed to him his cart and eight horses ftc. 
The son continued the business, and carried letters under license of the Univer- 
gity as well. He made monthly trips between Cambridge and the Bull Inn, in 

1899.] IToies and Queries. 131 

Bishopsate, London. His mle was to fornisb the horse next the stable door, 
each in his tnm, "this or none" ; thns the sajing '*Hobson's choice." His portrait 
is extant taken from a fresco once in the Bnll Inn. 

He was bom abont 1544, and died 1 Jan., 1630-1. Two epitaphs were written 
upon liim by Milton. He became rich by his business, and contributed £50 to the 
loan to James I. In 1626 he gave a large bible to the Chnrch of St. Benedict. 
He gave to the town and university, in 1628, the site of the Spinning House 
or '* Hobson's Workhouse," on St. Andrew's St., and on his death £100 for its 
maintenance. Walter K. Watkins. 

PmnoN OF Capt. William Traskk of Salem, BiAss. — The petition of Cap- 
tain Traske, singularly, without date, relative to compensation for services in 
the Pequod exp^ition, in the year 1637, is strangely placed in the index to one 
of the bound volumes of papers in the Massachusetts Archives, vol. xxx., page 
39, after the 21st of October, 1661, leading one to suppose the petition itself 
might liave been sent to the Court about the same time, whereas the petition 
must have preceded the grant of three years previous, dated the 19th of October, 
1668, and was doubtless the only one sent by the Captain to the Court, in regard 
to this noted military campaign. 

The date of 1661, Bbgistkr, vi. 370, repeated in the cunent volume for Jan- 
vary, 1899, page 51, must therefore be incorrect, as also the idea that another 
and later petition was sent by Capt. Traske, to the Court, relative to the same 

AJtter a careful examination, the above view of it has been adopted. 

William B. Tbask. 


Sxwall's Becord Book of BiARRiAOES. — The following is from the Suffolk 
County Court Files, Boston, folio 4814 : 

"October 12^ 1691, Thomas Dean and Jane Stedman, widow were joined to- 
gether in marriage Q Samuel Sewall AstiU. 

The foregoing is a true copie taken out of my Book of Becords for Marriages 
as attests Samuel Sewall 

Boston of the Mass.. [«ie] 
Sept. 30. 1700. 

N. [Note?] Bichard Talley A. Sarah his wife, Mary Hale, witnessed the con- 
sent of Prudence Scammon the Brides mother. S. Sewall." 

There are several points in this document worth noting. First, it refers to 
a " Book of Becords of Marriages " kept by Judge Samuel Sewall. If this 
"Book of Becords" could only be found, it would without doubt add to our 
knowledge of the marital aflkirs of two centuries ago. Second, this document 
adds a marriage date to Boston town records. Third, it has been known that 
tbe wife of Thomas Dean was Jane, the daughter of Bichard and Prudence 
[Waldem] Scammon, but it was not known before that she had had a previous 
marriage. It now appears that she had been the wife of a Thomas Stedman, 
and to whom was bom in Boston, January 8, 1687, a son Thomas. 

This document was in a case which had to do with the settlement of the estate 
of Elizabeth, widow of John Saffln, Esq., who had previously been the wife of 
Peter Lydgate, and who was a sister of Bichard Scammon of Exeter. Mrs. 
Saffln, in her will, April 14, 1692, gave a bequest to her niece, Jane Dean. For an 
account of the descendants of Thomas Dean and wife Jane, vide Bbgistbr, 
July, 1883, p. 288, by one of them, our esteemed editor, John Ward Dean. 

SomervilUt Man. Auson Titus. 

Old Colony Inscriptions. — Mr. Charles M. Thatcher, of Middleboro,' Mass., 
has gathered from the inscriptions of 180 cemeteries the dates of deaths of over 
eight thousand persons. His work includes all the inscriptions prior to 1850, 
in Middlel>oro', Lakeville, Carver, Plympton, Halifax, Hanson, Pembroke* 
Bochester, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett and Wareham, and part of those 
Is Baynham, Taunton and Bridgewater. These are arranged in alphabetical 
order by cemeteries, and Mr. Tliatcher supplies copies to family historians* 

132 Ifoies and Queries. [Ji 

Iin>iEZ TO Bishop Mmaiw's ViRonoA Fijouss.— In 1857 was published by 
J. B. Llpplncott & Ck>. of Philadelphia, in two volames octavo, the "Old 
Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia,'* by Rt. Her. William Meade* 
D.D., Bishop of Virginia. It has proved a yalaable assistance to students of 
the history and genefiogy of Virginia. It laclu, however, an index to its con- 
tents. A manascript index to the work was prepared for and presented to the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society, in 1895, by Mr. George Bnrroaghs 
of Boston. The late Joseph M. Toner, M.D., of Washington, D. C, prepared 
one for his own use, which he left in mannscript, and the Sonthem History 
Association of Washington, of which Dr. J. L. M. Carry is president, propose 
to publish a small edition. It will malce about 50 pages, 8vo, double columns, 
brevier type, heavy paper, similar in general style to the publications of the 
Association. It will be sold in cloth for one dollar a copy. Address Colyer 
Meriwether, Secretary, P. O. Box 665, Washington, D. C. 

WisHBURN GsmBALOOT. — A volume of genealogy devoted to a branch of the 
Washburn family is in press and will appear soon. It will give the line from 
John Washburn the emigrant to the present day, and a full record of the de* 
scendants of Israel Washburn of Uaynham (1755-1841). It includes the seven 
Washburn brothers who were born at Livermore, Maine, and also the line of 
Gov. Emory Washburn, of Massachusetts, *' The Norland's '* Livermore and the 
old Wicherford Church at Worcestershire, England, in which many Washbonmea 
are buried. It also devotes some twenty pages to the Washboume family in 
England. [It may be obtained from the Lewiston Journal Company, Lewiston, 
Maine, or from Mrs. J. C. Washburn, North Livermore, Maine. Price, f5.00.] 

A NEW Gbnbalooical Magazine. — The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants will begin the publication of a quarterly magazine in January, 
1899, under the name of *' The Mayflower, a Quarterly Magazine devoted to the 
History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Passengers and their Descendanta." 
George Ernest Bowman, Esq., Secretary of the Society, is the editor. Further 
information may be had by addressing the editor at 623 Tremont BnUding, 
Boston, Mass. 

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 
ates of birth, marriage, 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. 

Brewifter — Miss Emma C. B. Jones of Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio, has 
undertaken to compile a complete record of the Brewster Family, descended 
from Elder William Brewster. Circulars giving information about her work 
and blanks for filling out family records may be had of Miss Jones upon 

Cotton, — Frank E. Cotton, Esq., of Wobum, Mass., is writing a history of 
the families descended from Rev. John Cotton of Boston, William Cotton of 
Portsmouth, N. H., and Leonard Cotton of Newburyport, Mass. 

Eddy.— A genealogy of the descendants of Nathan and Eunice (Sampson) 
Eddy of Middleboro', Mass., and Rutland Co., Vermont, is being compiled by 
Byron B. Horton of Sheffield, Penn. Besides a complete record of their descen- 
dants in female as well as male lines, the work will contain a full account of 
Nathan Eddy*s Eddy and Alden ancestry and of Eunice Sampson's descent from 
the Sampson, Standish and Alden families. It is intended also to give, as far 
as possible, the ancestry in brief of persons who have married Eddy descen- 
dants, thus making the genealogy of special interest to all persons in this line. 

Fillebroton, — Rev. C. L. FiUebrown (31 Grape Street, Maiden, Mass.) is writ- 
ing a history of the family whose progenitor was Thomas Fillebrown of Maiden, 

1899.] Book Notice9. 183 

iH0.~Mr. Herbert C. Ide of Webster, Ma68.» is wiitiiif a history of the fsmily 
descended £rom Nicholas Ide of Behoboth. 

ImgailM. — Mr. Charles Burleigh of lialdea, Bfass., has in preparation a genea- 
logy of the Ingalls family. 

Inffraham. — A genealogy of the Ingraham Family is in preparation by R. H. 
Ingxaham, Esq., of Niles, Trnmboll Co., Ohio. (P. O. Box 1118.) 

Jennings. — ^William Henry Jennings (172 N. Washington Ave., Colambns, 0.) 
has nearly ready for publication a genealogy of the cfennings Family of New 
Jersey snd Pennsylvania. Brief accounts ofother families bearing the name and 
of silled families will be Included In the work. It is expected to make an octavo 
Tolume of about 300 pages. Price to advance subscribers, $5.00. 

SJtif. — E. F. Skiif of Walker, Iowa, has In preparation a genealogy of the 
family of this name descended from James SkiflT of Sandwich, Mass. 

Waterman — ^Bir. George Thurston Waterman of the New York State Library, 
Albany, N. Y., is collecting data for a genealogy of the Waterman Family. 


[Ths Editor requests penonB 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 mail.] 

Tke BUlary of Maiden, MaMsachu»eU$, 1633-1785. By Dkloraqib PaND&s 
CoRKT. Maiden. 1899. 8vo. pp. xvii.+870. 

The anthor states in his preface that he has been f orty-flve years collecting 
the material for this volume, and the result is a history far above the average 
town history in every respect. He has the instinct of a true historian, and 
this book is a noble gift to the public, and an enduring monument to Mr. Corey. 
His style is good, and he is an entertaining writer, filled with love of his sub- 
ject, and one who knows just how mudi to quote verbatim from the early 
records. Unlike many historical scholars, he realises the importance of giving 
his authorities, and the work is admirable and evidently prepared with the 
greatest thoroughness and care. There are appropriate illustrations and fac- 
similes of autographs, and no expense or labor has been spared. As a picture 
of life prior to 1785 it is a mod^, and no town history is better, and only a few, 
such as Smith's History of Dover in this State, can compare with it, and most 
of thcan are smaller books. The author promises, if his life is spared long 
enough, to publish ** a genealogical account of the old families of Maiden " as ^ 
companion volume. We trust that he will do so, and have only one suggestion 
to offer, which is that in connection with the genealogies he should give lists of 
the early town officers, and of the deacons of the churches. Several ancestors 
of thevnriter of this notice lived in Maiden in ancient days, and it is interesting 
to know who were the officials, including tiie assessors and constables, in an 
old town. 

B^ Charge Kuhn Clarket LL.B.^ of Needham^ Man. 

The National Cydcpcedia of American Biography, being the Biatory of the United 
States as illustrated in the Lives of the Founders, Builders and Defenders of the 
BipubUc, and of the Men and Wojnen who are doing the Work and moulding 
the Thought of the Present Time. Edited by distinguished Biographers, se- 
lected from each State ; revised and approved by the most eminent Historians, 
Scholars and Sutesmen of the Day. Vol. VUI. New York. 1898. 4to. 
pp. 530. Illustrated. 

A <7clopedia being a circle of Instruction, and a circle, in this application, 
implying all-inclusive completeness, the name is most significantly applicable to 
a work that, in relation to American biography and incidentally also to Ameri- 
can history, is complete in the widest import of the word. The adoption of 
the analytical Index system, instead of the alphabetical or chronological, allows 


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the editors a peenllu elasticity in arrangement, articles befng pnbllsbed irlieii 

coraplled, portraying contemporary S8 well as historical personages, so that 
eacti issue has &□ attractively present-day aspect. Every volame, moreover, 
baa a full itidei of all tbe volnmes published. The grouping of Indlvldaala 
accordlDg to profes.slons. offices, tu\A the Uhe, Is an original and very serviceable 
feature af the plan. The number of portraits Is remarkable, all accredited 
likenesses, entitling the collection, — a thousand, at least, In each volume, — to 
be regarded as a national portrait gallery aneqnalleJ In any country. 

On this volnme's list of contributors and revisers are such names as Lyman 
Abbott, Pres. Eliot, Col, Hlgglnson, Frank B. Sanborn, John Barroughs. T. V. 
Powderlj, Noah Porter, Prot. Le Coote. Indeed, such Is tbe literary as well 
as utlUtarlBD quality of this publication that it may well be considered a dis- 
tinctive Illustration of tbat Aroericao spirit whose many phases It so strikingly 

As to Us mechanical finish, It baa not Inaptly been designated as dt luxe. Tbe 
frontispiece of the present volume, the portrait of a Mormon, Is charactcilBtlc 
both of the artistic level and the truly American catholicity of a work which, 
has secured perfect justice In tb« treatment of every subject which Its pages 

Bg Frtd'rlc WUlard Parkt, Eiq., of Boston. 

Colleaiona o/the South Carolina HUtorUal Societf. Volume V. Published by 

the South Carolina Historical Society. Charleston: 189T. 8vo. pp. 64S. 

Tills volume Includes the Shaftesbury Papers and other very valuable records 
relating to the history of the Province of Carolina, and also an admirable ad- 
dress by Joseph W. Barnwell, Esq., a member of the South Carolina HIsIotIcbI 

II was greatly to tbe credit of tbe brave Carolinians that they defended tbdr 
settlement so well. For nearly uinety years the Spaniards at St, Angoatlne, 
tbe French at Mobile, aud tbe powerful Tuscarora Indians in the north conntry, 
kept the province In a continual state of alarm. In this work many of the 
family names of which Carolinians (nay, all Americans) are so jnstly proad, tbe 
very flower of southern chivalry, are referred to. What student of our history 
would fall to honor such names as these; Gadsden, Uravton, Rotledgc, Lau- 
rens, Plnckney, Barnwell, McCrady, Prlngle, D'Uyley, Moultrie, Marion, Som- 
ter, Pickens and Calhono, Cheves, Lowndes, McUuIIle, Petlgrn and LegareF 

A wondrous charm Invests the history of our colonial period, surely no small 
part of our national history or of that of the wholestnrdy English-speaking peo- 
ple. The student of the splendid history of our raoe may in review call op tbe 
solemn procossion of tbe years that are past, and surely may In reviewing tbla 
far-reacblng procession idealize the events of long ago. Here the imagiaatlon 
may roam untrammeled by the petty mlantle, the lesser facts and details ol 
history. The student of history should approach It, not in the mere scientific 
Spirit, but should seek to obtain from it the broader, fuller, richer tcacblngs 
which It never falls to yield to patient, reverent stndy. So pursued, it wM 
furnish constant stimulus to the mental faculties (nay, even to the spiritual 
faculties) of man ; so pursued, we shall not fall to see the hand of divine Bior- 
Idence ever shaping and directing the onward course of events. 

By Daniel Botllna, Eig.. of BoMon. 

Vital Beeord of Rhode Itland. L036-18M. Vol. X. Town and Church. By 
Jambs N. Arnold. Pages I. -(-663. Providence, B. I. Price, *T. 50. 
We are pleased that this work bas been so well received by the public as to 
warrant its compiler to continue its publication to so large a number of volnmet. 
It Is very gratlfflog to realize that such a work can be successfully published. 
The copy on our table is In constant use, very few days passing wlthoal re- 
moving it from our shelf. This constant use la a proof that the work has 
merit which Is duly appreciated by those who read and examine its pages. 

To compile such a mass of historic genealogical matter Is no easy task, 
neither Is It an easy matter to collect the material. To do this Is to take upon 
himself a dlHlcult work; and when Is added to this a successful publication, 
then It is one begins to realize Just what Mr. Arnold bas done. Re baa 
worked as none others would work, he bas spared himself no pains, he has bad 
an eye single to one purpose and to this purpose he has sternly adhered. As ■ 

1899.] Bcoh Notieti. 135 

result of this ftdheraice, bis work has now reached in the aggregate more tlian 
7000 large imperial pages. 

The Rbgistkr has noted in these pages, from time to time, the several rol- 
mnes as thej have appeared, and invariably has spoken favorablj. In this 
present Yolame we note that the compiler keeps the interest np. He seems 
gifted for this special work, which we honesUy hope he will be able to finish 
m eveiy way satisfactory to himself. « « « 

Loom and Spindiej or Ufe among the Earlf MUl OirU, with a Sketch of the 
" Lowell (Bering " and Some of its Contributors. By Harriet H. Robinson. 
Introdactlon by the Honorable Carroll D. Wright. New York and Boston : 
Thomas T. Crowell & Company. [1898.] 18mo. pp. ¥11.4*216. Price in 
cloth, f 1.25. 

This is tmly an interesting volume. It has been written by one perfectly 
acquainted with the subject. She is familiar with the whole history of factory 
life in New England and its surroundings. She was an early contributor 
to the " Lowell Offering,** and gives brief sketches of the lives of its prominent 
contributors. Mr. Wright, in his Introduction, remarks: ** Their lives em- 
phasize the fact that the modem system of industry has exercised a wonderful 
influence in securing intellectual stimulation, and in dignifying every honest 
calling." The reader of this book will glean from its pages a high estimate of 
the factory girls in Lowell some sixty years ago. 

Mrs. Robinson has contributed to the Rsgistkr a life of her husband, the 
late William S. Robinson, and other articles from her pen are found in its pages. 
She Is also the author of several volumes, which have won praise from able 
pens. Among her books are ** Warrington Pen Portraits,** ** Massachusetts in 
the Woman Suffhige Movement ** and *' The New Pandora.** 

The Journal of the American-Irish Historical Society. Edited by Thomas Ham- 
ilton Murray, Secretary-General, and Thomas Bonavknturb Lawlkr, 
Librarian-Archivist. Volume I. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 136. 

This society sustains the same general relation to Americans of Irish descent 
that the Huguenot Society of America and the Holland Society sustain respec- 
tively to our countrymen of French and Dutch ancestry. The ** Journal'' 
gives a detailed account of the organization of the society In Boston on the 20th 
of June, 1897, of the subsequent meetings held during that year, and of the first 
annoal meeting on the 17th of February, 1898. That the Society fully recog- 
nizes the importance of the objects for the accomplishment of which it was 
formed, may be inferred by a reference to some of the papers that have been 
read at its meetings. Among these we note : ** The Irish Bacons who settled at 
Dedham, Mass., in 1640,** ** John Sullivan and the Capture of the Powder at 
Newcastle,** *'The Irish Ethnologically Considered,** **The Saxon and the 
Celt** and ** American History as it is Falsified.** The book is handsomely 
printed, substantially bound, and is embellished with the portraits of Rear-Ad- 
mlral R. W. Meade, the first President-General of the Society, Theodore Roose- 
velt, Thomas Hamilton Murray, John C. Llnehan, James JeflVey Roche, Thomas 
Addis Emmet, and twenty-six other members and patrons of the society. Un- 
less we greatly err, the inspiring leaders of this organization are its Secretary- 
C^eneral, Thomas Hamilton Murray, Esq., and John C. Llnehan, its Grovemor- 
General. The field is an important one, and under their guidance we believe it 
wiU be weU tiUed. 

By Chaplain BosweU Bandall Hoes, U. S. Navy, A.M. 

First Parish in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Dedication of the sixth Meeting House, 
Thursday, May 6, 1897. 8vo. pages 67. George H. Ellis, printer, 141 Franklin 
Street, Boston. [1898.] 

The former meeting-house of the First Parish, in Dorchester, having been 
destroyed by fire on the morning of Feb. 8, 1896, it was voted by the members of 
the Parish on the 17th of the same month, ** that a meeting-house should be 
built substantially on the old line as to exterior.** The vote was carried out, 
and the result, in outward appearance, is that the new house resembles the old 
one; the cost, less than 60,000 dollars. The pulpit is the one, originally, in the 
old West Church, Boston, familiarly known to older people by the pastorate, 
for many years, of the Rev. Charles Lowell, J^.l}., father of the late James 


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Bassell I^nell. The bell, as rc-casl. on the new building, bears tbe motto, 
"Amorcin Deo HomiiiliiDe Sodo," — I proclaim love to God and man. 

Tlie eierclsea at dedicstloo were : Eeport of Building Committee te. ; Prayer 
by the llev. ArUiar Little, D.D-i of tbe Second Church; responsive reading. 
Rev. Charles A. Humphreys; dedicatory prayer, Bev. James De IfoTmaiidie; 
Scripture reading. Rev. Samuel J. Barrows; Sermon by Kev. C. C. Everett, 
D.D. ; Prayer, Rev. C. li. Eliot, with the singing of appropriate hymns for th« 
occasion. In the evening the services were conducted by Rev. Edward H. Hall, 
Rev. Richard W. Boyuton, Mrs. Emily A. FiSeld, Rev. Edw*rd Everett Hale, 
D.D., Edward 1). Mead, Esq., Rer. K. R. Shippen and Rev. William H. Lyon, 
D.D. The sermon preached by Mr. Shippen on the following Sunday, Is alao 

The title page of tbe pamphlet furnishes tbe following Information : 

" First meetiug-bonse built In 1G31, near the comer of Pleasant and Cottage 
Streets; Second meetlng-houae built in 1646, same locality ; moved in 1673 to 
Meeting-Honae Hill; Third meeling-bonse built lo 1(578. Meetlng-Honse HUl; 
Fourth meeting-house built In ITii, Meetlog-Honae HUl; Fifth meetlng-honse 
built In 18IG, Meetlng-House HiU." 

Sji Waiiam S. Tnuk. A.M., of Dordieaer. Mau. 

Bittory and Boater of Maryland VolTttUven, War of 1881-5. Prepared under 
authority of the Oeneral Assembly of Maryland, by L. Alliijon Wilher, J. H. 
JisHm-r, Geo. "W. F. Vkkkos. State Commissioners. Volnuie 1, 1S98. Press of 
Guggenheimer, Welt & Co., Baltimore, Md. 4to, pp. S34. 

The State of Maryland has rendered patriotic service In the publication of tbe 
records of its soldiers in tiie Civil War. It was no easy task, as many of the 
company and regimental rolls bad been destroyed, or very many Incomplete. But 
with tbe recorda in the Adjutant General's olSce at Anuajiolis and at the War 
Department, Washington, U. C, serving aa a basis, and by means of clrcnlan 
for information, there has been Dinde a " Roll " fit to do bunor to any State. 
The method of arrangement of the roll was after that adopted by Peuusylvania. 
and modiaed somewhat by tbe plan of Minnesota. Tbe committee having the 
compilation, arrangemeut and publication In charge were General L. A^soa 
Wllmer, Adjutant General of Maryland; Dr. James H. Jarrett, late Surgeon 7Ui 
Regiment Infantry, Maryland Volunteers; and Colonel George W. F. Vemoo, 
of late Cole's Cavaliy, Maryland Volnnteers. This committee are pronounced In 
E^lvlngColoncl Vernon a generous credit for his painstaking care In clerical work 
and his service as historian of the several regiments. There are 02,939 uames 
of soldiers and sailors who served from Maryland. The first volume has just 
been issued, and embraces thoae troopa diatlnctiveiy recognised aa Maryland 
soldiers ; the second volume Is to embrace all sailors, marines aud colored troops 
from this state who served the canse of tbe Union. 

Bj/ Clie Scv. Anton Tilut, SomenilU, Mats. 

Early Recorderi aitd RegiaUrs of Deeds for the Connty of A'^l^olk, ifauachutetU, 

1639-1735. By John T. Hissam, A.M. Cambridge. 1898. 8vo. pp. Si. 

[Reprinted from tbe Proceedinga of the Massachusetts lllatorlcal Society for 

May, lB9s.] 

In the Introduction to tbe first volume of the printed Suffolk Deeds, Mr. Haa- 
eam gave certain extracts from tbe Massacbusetta Colony Recorda showing tlie 
gradnal development of tbe preseut system of recording transfers of real estate. 
The purpose of the monograph before us is to exhibit the result of researches 
in regard to those who in au offlciol capacity adminiatered this system in the 
County of Sutfolk from 1639 to 1T35. During this first century of Its existence, 
the office waii occupied auccesalvely by Stephen Wlnthrop. William Aspinwall, 
Bdward Rawson, Freegrace Beudati, John Davenport, Isaac Addlngton, Edward 
Randolph, Daniel Allln, Thonua Dudley, Joseph Webt), Addtngton Davenport 
and John Ballantine. 

These biographical sketchea are compiled from original sources of luformk' , 
tlon, and are a revelation as to the wealtb of biographical data to be found to 
our early records and historical literature. Each biography includes the parent- 
age of the subject, when known, b facsimile of his autograph, copious extracts I 
from authentic sources, skillfully woven together by this able aaUquary, I ' ~ 
brief account of the recorder's immediate family. 

1899.] Book Notices. 137 

T%e Life of John PoUnon, Mofor General in the BevoluUonarp Armf. Bj his 
greei-^nndaon, Thomas Eglkston, LL.D., Emerltas Professor of Mineralogy 
and Metallargy in the Scliool of Biines of Colambia University, New York; 
Officer of the Legion of Honor of France. Illnstrated. Second edition, re- 
Tised and enlaiged. G. F. Fatnam's Sons. New York, 27 West Twenty- 
Third Street : London, 24 Bedford Street, Strand. The Knickerbocker Fress. 

In 1894 Frofessor Egleston published a first edition of the biography of Major 
General John Faterson, which volume was noticed in Register, 1895, page 361 ; 
bot its publication attracting the attention of students of the War for Independ- 
ence, there came to his knowledge the existence of unpublished letters to and 
from General Faterson, with leading generals, of sufficient interest and fullness 
as to appeal for a second edition. This was heartily entered upon by Frofessor 
Bgleston. Chapters were recast and the new letters and abstracts from new- 
foand Orderly Books inserted, so that this edition is superior to the first, and 
brings to clearer view on 3 of the strong and loyal men upon whom General 
Washington leaned for counsel from the outbreak of the war to the proclama- 
tion of peace. Six illustrations are added to the former edition, among which 
is a map of the fortifications upon and near Frospect Hill, by Bir. C. D. Elliot 
of SomervlUe. This map is a genuine contribution to the cartography of the 
siege of Boston. This biography is a fine specimen of an historical study. It 
would be well if there were other studies of like loyal men of the Revolution. 
Students of American history will find in this volume material found in no other 
poblication and cannot be neglected. 
Bif the Bev. Anson TUus, of SomeroQle. 

LUt of ParUk Regietere and other Genealogical Works. Edited by Fbkdkriok 
Abthur Crisp. 1898. Fcp. folio pp. 51. Address, Frederick Arthur Crisp. 
Bsq., Grove Fark, Denmark Hill, London, S. E. 

Mr. Crisp of London, England, has prepared and printed at his private press 
a List of the Farish Be^sters and other genealogical works that have issued 
from his press. The parish registers and wills are arranged under the different 
counties, and the visitations under the several volumes. A description of the 
several volumes is given with the number printed of each volume, the price at 
which they were issued, the number remaining unsold, if any, and other par- 
ticulars. Each parish has a printed list of surnames found in its register, 
alphabetically arranged. The other volumes are treated in the same manner as 
are the appended volumes on his family of Crispe, four volumes, and his Frag- 
menta Genealogica. 

The volume will be of great assistance to students of family history, and par- 
ticularly to those who use Mr. Crisp*s valuable series of boolu. 

South Britain IConn."] Sketches and Records. By W. C. Sharps. Record Frint, 
Seymour, Conn. 1898. 8vo. pp. 167. Frlce $2.10 postpaid. 

This book contains much valuable genealogical data from local church records 
and cemeteries, and brief accounts of the following families : — Allen, Averill, 
Barnes, Bassett, Booth, Bradley, Bray, Canfield, Downs, Edmonds, French, 
Gilbert, Guthrie, Hann, Hayes, Hendryx, Hill, Mitchell, Fierce, Flatt, Fost, 
Bossellf Skeels, Stoddard, Tuttle, Wagner, Wakeley, Ward and Warner. 

♦ t ♦ 

I%e Vestry Book and Begister of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789. Tran- 
scribed and published by Churchill Gibson Chamberlatne. (Richmond, 
Va. : Frivately printed. 1898. 8vo. pp. 419. Edition of 500 copies, num- 
bered and signed. Frice, $8. 

Virginia is more than holding her own in the historical and genealogical field. 
This *' Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Farish," as reproduced by the care- 
ful hand of Mr. Chamberlayne, furnishes a genealogical tool of exceptional 
▼aloe, and one that cannot £idl to be appreciated by the large class of scholars 
to which it appeals. It is all the more welcome from the fact that for many 
yeacs the original manuscript was supposed to be lost, and has only recently 
bden found. It contains the minutes of all vestry meetings between October 
30, 17S0, and April 18, 1789, except those held between October 28, 1722 and 
November 11, 1723, the two leaves covering this period having been torn out. 


138 Book Notices. [Jan. 

It also includes a register of births, baptisms and deaths, the earliest and latest 
recorded dates of which are April 12, 1685, and March 9, 1798. The compiler 
has wisely reproduced the original manuscript with *'all eccentricities of ab- 
breviation and punctuation, as well as all mistakes." A carefully prepared 
index greatly adds to the usefulness of the work. We sincerely trust that Mr. 
Chamberlayne will continue his valuable services and reproduce other parish 
records of the " Old Dominion." 
By Chaplain Roswell Randall Hoes, U. S. Navy, A.M, 

Chronicles of Neva Haven Green, from 1638 to 1862; a Series of Fa^^ers rtod 
before the New Haven Colony Historical Society. By Henry T. Blakb. New 
Haven. 1898. 8vo. pp. 280. Maps and Illustrations. 

This volume is made up, as the title indicates, of eight papers, now revised 
and partly rewritten, to each of which are added notes supplying a page or two 
of comment or explanation. The papers treat respectively of the Green as a 
public square, a political and civic forum, a religious and ecclesiastical arena, 
a parade ground, a seat of judicial tribunals, an educational campus, a market- 
place, and a cemetery. In a style abounding in facetiae not unworthy of Dickens, 
the author reviews the succession of events which have transpired in connection 
with the Green, with their changing scenic accompaniments of stocks, whipping- 
post, jail, tombstones, school-house, meeting-house, state-house; setting in 
prominent relief the more humorous or otherwise impressive incidents, and 
neglecting no occasion for satirical thrusts at contemporary folly, keenly reliah- 
ed by the reader, without doubt, but certain — as in in such cases — to be con- 
temptuously slighted by those who alone might profit by them. His comparison 
of the ** Blue laws" of Connecticut with those of the other colonies evidently 
affords as much satisfaction to himself as instruction to the most of his readers, 
justifying his declaration that the New Haven Colony can very complacently 
allow its laws to be called *' blue in contrast with the black and crimson legis- 
lation of its contemporaries." 

Binding, letter-press and illustrations increase the attractions wliich the au- 
thor's wit and knowledge of his subject abundantly furnish. 

By Frederic Willard Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

Public Papers of Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of New York, 1807''1817» 
Military— Vol. I., with an Introduction by Hugh Hastings, State Historian. 
Published by the State of New York. Wynkoop, Hallenbeck, Crawford Co., 
State Printers, New York and Albany. 1898. 8vo. pp. xxiv.-f-872. 

The State Historian of New York has edited another volume of historical 
papers illustrating the history of the state. The preceding volumes belong to 
the '* Colonial Series." This volume is the first relating to the "Second War 
with Great Britain Series." 

This book contains the Public Papers of Hon. Daniel D. Tompkins, Gov- 
ernor of New York, and later Vice President of the United States, a native of 
Westchester county, who died June 11, 1825, aged 51. The papers here printed 
are — Ist, Military Correspondence 1800 to 1812; 2d, Papers relating to the 
second war with Great Britain ; 8d, Military Correspondence while Grov. Tomp- 
kins commanded the Third Military Division. 

Mr. Hastings has edited the work with care. The book is embellished with 
fifteen illustrations, which add to the interest in the work. 

John Hancock ; his Book. By Abraham English Brown. Boston : Lee and 
Shepard, Publishers. 1898. 12mo. pp. vii.+286. Price $2.00. 

This book gives the history of John Hancock, the Patriot, whose name heads 
the list of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Mr. Brown has 
succeeded in collecting a mass of interesting material about one whose life has 
been too much neglected. His services to his country are shown in the volume 
now before us, which is a worthy companion to the series of volumes which 
Mr. Brown has now in hand, and which have met with so much favor from Xh» 
public. The volume has numerous half-tone illustrations, among which we 
particularly commend the portraits of Hancock's relatives and his contemp&ra- 
ries, and the views of buildings in which historic events took place. The book 
is handsomely printed and bound. It will make a fit gift to the young patriots 
of to-day. 

1899.] Booh Notices. 139 

Birthtj Marriages and Deaths returned from Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield, 
and entered in the Early Land Becords of the Colony of Connecticut. Volumes 
I. and II. of Land Becords and No. D of Colonial Deeds. Tnuiscribed and 
edited by Edwin Stanley Wellbs, Member of the Conoecticot Historical 
Society. Hartford, Conn. 1898. 8to. pp. 73. Edition of 300 copies. Price 

Koruxdk. By Rev. Charles M. Sblleck, A.M. Norwalk, Conn. : Pnblislied by 
tlie Author. 1896. 4to. pp. 320. 

Baptisms and Admissions from the Becords of First Church in Falmouth, now 
F^rtlandj Maine. With Appendix of Historical Xotes. Compiled by Marquis 
F. King, President of the Maine Genealogical Society. Maine Genealogical 
Society, Portland, Maine. 1898. 8vo. pp. 219. 

This publication is a welcome contribution to the genealogical student, com- 
prising as it does the early vital statistics of several of the oldest settlements 
in Connecticut. The two volumes of Land Records referred to on the title- 
page were supposed to be lost previous to 1862, when they were discovered by 
Dr. Charles J. Hoadly, State Librarian of Connecticut, and restored to the 
archives in the office of the Secretary of State. Mr. Welles wisely states that 
it was the duty of the compiler to transcribe these valuable records ''just as 
they were written." The typographical appearance of the book is superb, bein^ 
printed on heavy linen paper of antique finish, with uncut edges and rubricated 
title page. An exhaustive place and name index is appended. 

The History of Norwalk comprises ten parts of a serial publication, other 
parts of which are to follow, and the present numbers are bound simply for the 
convenience of subscribers and as a publishing help. The work bears ample 
evidence of careful historical research. It is valuable not only as a chronicle 
of events that transpired in the town to which they immediately relate, but 
also as illustrating the history of a large tract of country of which it forms 
the centre. One of its chief features is the store of genealogical data to be 
found in most of its chapters. The copious footnotes are of exceptional inter- 
est, illustrating as they do the principal events and persons treated of in the 
text. We shall welcome the completed work. 

The contents of the book on the First Church in Falmouth were gleaned for 
and first appeared in the historical and genealogical columns of the Portland 
Evening Express. It contains a brief history of the church, followed by a list 
of its members from 1727 through 1855, a register of marriages from 1750 
through 1853, and an alphabetical list of baptisms, presumably from the organ- 
ization of the church. The appendix, comprising exactly half of the book, is 
made up of historical information, both ecclesiastical and secular, relating to 
Falmouth and its vicinity. 

By Chaplain Bosxcell Bandall Hoes, U. S. iVavy, A.M. 

A Sketch of the Life and Public Services of William Adams Bichardson. By 
Frank Warren Hackktt. Privately printed. Washington. 1898. 8vo. pp. 
145+lxxvm. 2 portraits. 

Stimulating indeed to the emulative exercise of the reader's faculties is the 
biography of one whose unremitting toil in the most exhausting pursuits occa- 
sions the remark of his biographer that, judge as he was, he had evidently given 
judgment on his own case, and *' sentenced himself to hard labor for life.** 

The work comprises, besides the memoir, an appendix containing the proceed- 
ings of the Bar and Court of Claims with reference to his decease, a report of 
his method, adopted at London, to keep safe the money received from sale of 
the funded loan, degrees, commissions, etc., held by him, and a partial biblio- 
graphy of his published writings. Although entitled a sketch, the biographical 
portion affords an adequate presentation of the principal features of his services 
as Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and as Chief Justice of 
the Court of Claims, such presentation being the main object of the author. 

Judge Richardson became a member of the New-England Historic Genealog- 
ical Society in 1857, and was for fifteen years honorary vice-president. He was 
several times a contributor to the Register, and proof-sheets of a contribution 
— probably the last article he ever wrote — reached him during his final illness, 
too late for his revision. It was the paper on the ** Government of Harvard Col- 
lege, Past and Present," and appeared in the Reqibteb for January, 1897. 

By Frederic WUlard Parke, Esq., of Bo^n. 


Book J^otices. 


Neeiihara Epitapht. Dedh&ro. 1998. 8vo. pp. 70. 

SenvXf tony ycnrs ago the late Cbarlea Cnrtis Greenwood, a local antiquarian 
of ability, began to copy the iUBcriptlona in the old graveyard at Necdhain, and 
to prepare genealogical notes fa refereocc to each person burled tliere. He 
devoted mnch time and correspondence to this ivork, and In 1690 began to pnb- 
llsh the results of his labors in the Dsdham HUtnrical Regitter. At tlie time of 
hia death 397 epitaphs had been published and £2S remained in manuscript, most 
of which were anootntcd. His widow reqneated the undersigned to prepare 
the manuscript for the press and to act as editor. This labor of lore was 
willingly performed, and. althongb no attempt was made to extend the notes, 
much time wa-i given to It, and al) the proof read from the original Inscriptions, 
even when the weather waa severe. A few stones have disappeared since Hr. 
Greenwood made his first copy. Mrs. Myra S. Greenwood bad sixty-live re- 
prints of the entire series of epitaphs, and added an excellent lodes. The books 
are for sale at SI-OO per copy. AddresB, Mrs. Myra 8. Greenwood, Needham, 
Mass. Tbis volume Includes all the Inscriptions In the burying ground from 
ITtl'taai, and some of a Inter date, and the index renders it convenient for 
genealogists and others. 

By Oeorge Kuhn Clarice. LL.B., of I/eedham. 
BrotBTi't Ancettral Blank* or Record Bookt. Copyrighted, 18S8, by Sobs F. 
Brown, Arlington, Mass. Loose sheets, oblong 6xni In. TS cents per ban- 
dred. Books, SxlOi In., foil cloth (l.fiD ; half leatber, $3.50. 
A new work for the recording of pedigrees has been recently printed and now 
lies before ns. It is adaptable and comprehensive, consisting of charts either 
bound or in loose form, which Include as many generations ns one desires, and 
allow equal room for the more remote, with a place for fnU details of each 
individual. An advantage which all genealogists of patriotic societies will 
rccognlie Is the space deroted to authorities for ancestral statements. 

By Mint MiltU Belcher Fairbanks, of Famington, Maine. 
Increate Blake of Boston, Bis Aaeeslors and Descendants, with a Fall Aco^rU of 
William Blake of Dorchester and His Five CbildreK. Compiled by Francis E, 
Blake. Bostou. Mass. 189S. Press of David Clapp & Bou. Price, fS.50. 
In this book Mr. Blake has saved from destruction or forgetfulness a con- 
siderable amount of material which 'was gathered a number of years ago and 
shelved by the death of the compiler, Rev. Charles M. Blake. But we have 
here a great deal of additional matter; the original conception of the compiler 
has been carried ont In a way that would have delighted his heart. This editorial 
work denervett good praise. Mr. Blake has prcHxed to Rev. C. M. Blake's 
Genealogy a piece of hla own work, altogether separate, a study of the personal 
history of the founder of this family of Biakes. At large expense, after years 
of examination and correspondence, he has presented a record of the parentage 
and history of William Blake, that deserves high rank. It leaves no loop-hDl» 
for criticism, assorts nothing on supposition, but gives an inlerestlug story 
which will live. The account of this pioneer's life, from Pitminster to Spring- 
field and then to Dorchester, and the record of bis children and their families, 
Is one of the Quest pieces of genealogical work yet given to the American pnbllc. 
The frontispiece is a picture of Pitminster church. Among other illnstratlons 
are a facsimile of a page of the ancient parish records, WiUtam Blake's Will, 
and the Old Blake House. 

By Bev. Charles B. Pope. 
The PUUbury Family : being a history of William and Dorothy PilUhary (or Pits- 
btrjij of Xewbvry in A'eio England, and their deacendanU to the eleventh gene- 
ration. Compiled by David B. PiLanuRV and EMILY A. Getcukll. Everett, 
Mass. : Massachusetts Fublisbing Company- 1B93. I vol. 8vo. pp. 307. 
We welcome this well printed and well arranged genealogy of one of the bi 
known families of " onld Newberry". It has long been desired. The labor of 
gathering, arranging and editing such a volume requires Industry, patience and 
perseverance ; and this one evidences talent and skill of high order, combined 
vjith loving devotion to and estet^ui of ancestry, worthy of commendation. The 
moderate edition should be early exhausted within the family, who can here 
read the record of the careers and achievements of their klnfolks with pride, 
enhanced by an Interesting and alluring style. 
By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., of SomerviUe, Mats. 

1899.] Booh Notices. 141 

Annwa Btffigter of the Colonial Dames of the 8taU of New York, 1893-1898. 

Published by aathority of the Board of Bfanagers. 1898. 8vo. pp. 231. 
Sodetp of the Colonial Ikiughtere of the Seventeenth Century. Brooklyn, N. T. 

1898. 8vo. pp. 92+zli. 
Daugktere of the American BeooluUon, Chicago Chapter, Chicago. 1898-1899. 

8to. pp. 85. 
Tear Book of the Society of Sone of the Bevolution in the StaU of Missouri. 

1898. 8yo. pp. 168. 
Tear Book, 1897, National Society of the Sons of the American Bevolution. 8¥0. 

pp. 87. 

'Hie pablications of the several patriotic societies in this country, of which 
^ve are before ns, have often been noticed in the Register. They contain mat- 
ter that will be useful to members and others. They are, as a general rule, all 
brought out in the highest style of the typographic art, and are illustrated with 
appropriate engravings. Among the matters preserved in these volumes will be 
found the constitutions of the various organizations, the list of officers and the 
roll of members, biographical sketches of members, living and dead, with their 
ancestry, with portraits and other illustrations. The genealogy is of special 
interest to our readers. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Beports of Officers, List 
of Members, Act of Incorporation and By-Laws. Published by the Society, 
226 West 58th Street, New York City. 1898. Super-royal 8vo. pp. 34. 

This Society was incorporated on the 25th of March, 1869, and less than two 
years later it issued the first number of a periodical which has been published 
quarterly to the present time. 

The pamphlet whose title is at the head of this notice shows what this Society 
has done during the thirty years of its existence. 

Extracts from the NoU-Book of the Bev. John ftske, 1637-1675. With an in- 
troduction by Samuel A. Green. Cambridge. 1898. 8vo. pp. 24. 

From the introduction it appears that genealogical and historical facts, — the 
items most wanted to-day, — are singularly meagre in this note book. The en- 
tries relate very largely to cases of chorch discipline and records of church 
meetings and ecclesiastical councils. This pamphlet contains the various en- 
tries of births and baptisms and other items of interest to the genealogical 
student and the local antiquary. 

Beport of the Class of 1858 of Harvard College. Prepared for the Fortieth Anni- 
versary of its Graduation. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 147. 

Biographical Sketches of the Class of 1828 in Tale College, and College Memo- 
rabilia. Written, compiled and edited by Outer P. Hubbard. 1898. 8vo. 
pp. 84. 

The Harvard report contains the greater part of the reports hitherto issued, 
as also information since obtained. The volume is made up of one hundred 
and nineteen biographical notices, lists of the class as undergraduates, order of 
performances for exhibitions, and of exercises for class day and commence- 
ment, 1858, together with membership of the College societies. 

The Yale pamphlet comprises eighty-three sketches, with random reminis- 
cences, college bills and play bills, the interesting matter customary in sudi 

By Frederic WUlard Farke, Esq., of Boston. 

The Old Becords of the Town of Fitchburg, MassaehusetU, 1764-1789. Volume 
one of the Printed Records of the Town. Compiled by Walter A. Davis, 
City Clerk. Fitchburg : Published by authority of the City CouncU. 1898. 
8vo. pp. 416. Illustrated. 

This volume contains an exact copy of the records of Fitchburg for the 
first twenty-five years, an appendix consisting of interesting petitions, and an 
elaborate index. Excellent letter-press, heliotype reproductions of a few pages 
of the record, and likenesses of men prominent in early town affairs, add to the 
senriceableness of the book. It will be particularly useful to all who desire an 
intimate knowledge of the circumstances of our forefathers at the period of 
the Revolution. 

By Frederic WUlard Farke, Esq., ofBoUon. 

142 Booh NbticeB. [Jan. 

A Genealogical History of the Behohoth Branch of the Carpenter Family in Amer- 
ica. Bj Amos B. Carpentrr. Amherst, Mass. : Press of Carpenter and 
Morehouse. 1898. Royal 8vo. pp. ix.+908. Price, f 10.00. For sale by the 
compiler at West Waterford, Vt. 

Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Beading, Howell j Terkes, Watts, 
Latham, and Elkins Families. By Josiah Granville Leach, LL.B. Printed 
for Private Circalation, by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1898. 
200 copies. 4to. pp. 286. 

The Bellows Genealogy ; or John Bellows the Boy Emigrant of 103 5 , and his 
Descendants, By Thomas Bellows Peck. Illastrated. Keene, N. H. : Sen- 
tinel Printing Company. 1898. 8yo. pp. xvi.+657. Price, $5.00, until July 
1, 1899. 

Descendants of Henry Wallhridge who married Anna Amos, December 25th, 1688 , 
at Preston, Conn. WUh some notes on the allied families of Brush, Fassettf 
Dewey, Fohes, Gager, Lehman, Meech, Safford and Scott. Compiled by Wil- 
liam Gednry Wallbridge, Litchfield, Conn. 1898. 4to. pp. 369. Price, 

Genealogy of the Whittelsey- Whittlesey Family. Compiled and published by 
Charles Barney Whittelsey, Hartford, Conn. Illustrated. 1898. 8yo. 
pp. 414. 

The Descent of the Family of Deacon of Elstowe and London, with some Genea' 
logical. Biographical and Topographical Notes, and Sketches of Allied Families 
including Beynes of Clifton and Meres of Kirton. By Edward Deacon. 
Bridgeport, Conn. 1898. 8vo. pp. xxvi.-f-894. 

The History and Genealogy of the Knowltons of England and America. By the 
Rev. Charles Henry Wright Stocking, D.D. New York. The Knicker- 
bocker Press. 1897. 8vo. pp. xi.-f-697. Price, $6.00. For sale by the com- 
piler at Freehold, N. J. 

The English Home of Mr. Timothy Dalton, B.A., The Teacher of the Church of 
Jesus Christ in Hampton, N. H., from 1639 to 1661. Printed for Private 
Distribution. By John L. Blake. Orange, N. J. : The DeVinne Press. 
1898. 4to. pp. 110. 

Genealogy of Some of the DescendarUs of Obadiah Wheeler of Concord, and 
Thomas Thaxter of Hingham. By Henry M. Wheeler. Worcester, Mass. 
Printed for Private Circulation. 1898. 60 copies. 8vo. pp. 74. 

The Maine Spencers. A History and Genealogy, with Mention of many Associated 
Families. By W. D. Spencer. Concord, N. H. : The Rumford Press. 1898. 
100 copies. 12mo. pp. 247. Price, $6.00; for sale by Wilbur Daniel Spencer, 
Berwick, Me. 

The History of the Wagenseller Family in America, toith Kindred Branches. 
Edited and compiled by George W. Wagenseller, A.M. Middleburgh, Pa. : 
Wagenseller Publishing Company. 1898. 12rao. pp. 225. Price $3.10, post- 

The Newberry Family of Windsor, ConnectictU, in (he Line of Clarinda CNew- 
berry) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut. 1634-1866. Compiled by Frank 
Farnsworth Starr for James J. Goodwin. Hartford, Conn. 1898. 8vo. 
pp. 70. 

The Early History of the Wilson Family of Kittery, Maine. By Fred A. Wil- 
son. Lynn, Mass. : John Macfarlane & Co., printers and publishers. 1898. 
8vo. pp. 98. Price, $2.00. 

The John Rogers Families in Plymouth and Vicinity. Second and revised 
e<lition. By Josiaii II. Drummond. Read before the Maine Historical So- 
ciety, December 19, 1895. [Portland. 1898.] 8vo. pp. 27. Price, 50 cts. 

John Bogers of Marshjield and some of his Descendants. By Josiah H. Drum- 
mond. Published by Rhoda B. Ellis, West Hanover, Mass. Portland, Maine. 
1898. 8vo. pp. 194. Price, f l.OO. 

Notes on Some of the Descendants of Joseph Kellogg of Hadley. [By Justin P. 
Kellogg]. For private circulation only. [London.] 1898. 8vo. pp. 26. 

The Goodwins of Kittery, York Co., Me. Compiled by John Samuel Goodwik, 
M. A. Chicago, III. : Orrin Sheller Goodwin, printer and publisher, 170 East 
Madison St., Chicago. [1898.] 8vo. pp. vii.-hl25. 

1899.] Booh Notices. 143 

The Devotion Family of Brookline. Bj Susan Vinixo Griggs. Brookline 
Historical Pablication Society Pablications, No. 14. 1898. 12mo. pp. 46. 

John SUl, Dorchester, Mass., 1633. Also some of the Families intermarried with 
his Descendants, and Colonial and Revolutionary Records pertaining to them. 
Boston: Lew C. Hill. 1898. 4to. pp. 85. [Type- written.] 

Genealogy of Benjamin Long of Tonawanda, Erie Co., JV. T. By Benjamin F. 
TH03CAS. Rochester, N. Y. 1898. 8vo. pp. 10. lUastrated. 

Proceedings of the John Bean (1660) Association at its Annual Reunions at 
Exeter, .V. H., August 19, 1896, and Haverhill, Mass,, August 31, 1897. 
Two pamphlets. 8to. pp. 29 ; 58. 

Descendants of John Fairman of Enfield, Conn. 1683-1898. By Orrin Peer 
Allen. Palmer, Mass. [Palmer. 1898.] 8yo. pp. 36. Por. Price, 75 cts. 

The Tuthill Family of Tharston, Norfolk Co., Eng., and Southold, St^ffolk Co,, 
y. T, 1580-1757. By Lucy Dubois Akerlt. Newburgh, N. Y. Edition 
of 100 copies. Privately printed. Reprinted from the New York Genealogi- 
cal and Biographical Record for Joly and October, 1898. [Newbnrgh.] 1898. 
8vo. pp. 13. Price, f 1.00; to be had on application to Miss Lucy D. Akerly, 
Newbnrgh, N. Y. 

Cox Genealogy. Some Materials towards a History of the Early Cox Families of 
Xew England. By Rev. John H. Cox of Lexington, Mass. [Boston. 1898.] 
8yo. pp. 8. 

The Fenno Family, By Allen H. Bent. Reprinted from New-England His- 
torical and Genealogical Register for October, 1898. Boston : Printed by 
David Clapp & Son. 1898. 8vo. pp. 11. 

John White of Watertown and Brookline, and Some of his Descendants. By 
Thomas J. Lothrop. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register for October, 1898. Boston : David Clapp & Son, printers. 
1898. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Descendants of Jonathan GUlet of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn, By 
Salmon Cone Gillette. Arranged by Rev. Henry Clat Alvord and C. M. 
GiLLETT. Ilion, N. Y. 1898. 8vo. pp. 9. Reprinted from the New-England 
Historical and Genealogical Register for April, 1893. Price, 25 cts ; apply to 
C. M. Gillett, 101 Hnnt Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. 

The Graves Family, [Written for the Biographical Review of Middlesex Co., 
Mass., by Mart H. Graves. 1898.] Ob. ]6roo. pp. 3. 

A Bit of Ames Genealogy, Compiled by Fisher A3fEs. 1898. 16mo. pp. 15. 

Memorial Sketches : Master Abraham Perkins, Jacob Thomas, Nathan Heath, 
John Dolloff Jr., John Dolloff Sr. and Samnel DoUoff. By Rev. Chas. F. 
Morse. [St. Johnsbnry, Vt. 1898.] 16roo. pp. 74. Por. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Mills, one of the first settlers in Dun- 
barton, N. H. Prepared by Ella Mills. Marlboro*, Mass. : Times Book 
and Job Print. 1893. 12mo. pp. 82. 

Register of the Descendants of the Revolutionary Soldier, Abner Stanford, By 
Arthur Wilus Stanford. [Matsnyama, Japan, 1898.] 12mo. pp. 45. 

Brief Account of the Life of John Casse at Maspeth Kills, L. /., Windsor and 
Simsbury, Conn. By A. P. Case of Vernon, N. Y. 8vo. pp. 24. 111. 

Notes on the Ingraham Genealogy, By J. B. Nichols. [Washington, D. C] 
1898. 24mo. pp. 12. 

We continue in this number of the Register onr quarterly notices of books 
and pamphlets relating to family history. Seldom have we had the privilege 
of reviewing so many splendid memorials as in this issne. 

The compiler of the Carpenter Genealogy set out from his Vermont home a 
little more than half a century ago, determined to ascertain the history of the 
family whose name he bore. '* With staff in hand and bnt little scrip in pocket, 
he made his way from town to town, stopping at every hamlet where he had 
heard of one bearing the name of Carpenter, — making note of every Bible 
record and every tradition or memory of his host concerning his particular 
family, — then away to the county-seat, gathering there each recorded item 
from the records of land evidences or pro&te court, and not forgetting to copy 
the silent memorials of the church yaid." Thus he tramped through Vermont, 

lU Book JSToticta. [Ji 

MassachasettA, Rhode Island, CoDoecticat, Long Island, New York and PeoB- 
sylvania, gathering data for a history of the family descended from William 
Carpenter of Rehoboth. The balky volume before as embodies the resalts of 
those early researches, supplemented by information derived from a vast cor- 
respondence with descendants and relatives in nearly every State of the Union. 
Some account of the family in England is given. The volume contains many 
illustrations and good indexes of names and places. 

In the Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, Latham and Elklns 
families, Col. Leach has produced one of the most attractive volumes of Ameri- 
can family history yet issued. It is printed on an excellent quality of hand- 
made paper, and is bound in an artistic manner. Decorative intitials, head-pieces 
and tail-pieces and many fine illustrations embellish the volume. The illustra- 
tions include portraits, residences, churches, tombstones, seals, autographs, 
old documents and old plate. Well prepared genealogies of the first two families 
mentioned in the title are preserved in this book. Of the remaining families, 
only that portion of their history which suited the author's purpose is given. 

The Bellows Genealogy contains a very complete history of Col. Benjamin 
Bellows of Walpole, N. H., and his descendants, and partial accounts of the 
families descended from Isaac, John and Eleazer Bellows of Marlborough, 
Mass., and of Nathaniel Bellows of Groton, Conn. The compiler's work is ex- 
ceedingly well done, and the printer, engraver and binder have not been less 
caref al in their parts in the production of this beautiful volume. A large num- 
ber of appropriate illustrations, a good index and a simple plan of arrangement 
make this a model family memorial. 

The title of the book on the Wallbridge family indicates very clearly the 
contents of this substantial quarto volume. Mr. Wallbridge has taken great 
care to verify as far as possible every date and statement recorded in his work. 
No less attention has been given to all the details of indexing, illustrating, print- 
ing and binding. The volume makes an adequate memorial of an Interesting 

The Whittlesey Genealogy is a history of John and Ruth (Dudley) Whittlesey 
of Saybrook, Conn., and their descendants, founded on the '* Whittlesey Memo- 
rials," published in 1855. The records are derived from the most reliable 
authorities, and constitute a complete and every way praiseworthy family his- 
tory. It is a serviceably made book, with good illustrations, and a thorough 
index. The author is to be congratulated on this painstaking revision and com- 
pletion of a work on which already so much effort had been expended. 

The Deacon Descents exhibits a scheme presenting the descent of the prin- 
cipal line from De Akeny to Deacon, sketches of immediate ancestors and 
alliances of the present generation, ancestors and alliances of the ancient times, 
other branches of tlie family, the family of Meres, addenda, tables of descent, 
notes, and an index. Offering material never before made public, as the list of 
documents officially examined confirms, well printed, superbly illustrated, the 
eighteen years' enthusiastic labor of the author has produced something more 
than a genealogy, consisting as it does so largely of narrative notes, setting hard 
and dry facts in the most interesting light the reader can desire. 

The labor of forty years in genealogical research, completed by the assistance 
of the family historian, is embodied in the History and Genealogy of the 
Knowltons. Its contents embrace the Knowltons of England and New England, 
the Canada and American Knowltons, and those of Nova Scotia and New Bruns- 
wick. They also include the royal descent of the Griffiths, wills and deeds, 
epitaphs, and an account of the formation of the Knowlton Association. It Is 
a notable volume, both in its literary and typographical aspect. Information 
in exhaustive detail respecting a distinguiiihed ancestry is offered to those of 
the Knowlton name In a form which they will gratefully treasure. Paper, 
print and illustrations, of which there are more than one hundred, are of ex- 
cellent quality. The ambition of the historian— whose energy was required to 
vanquish the usual obstacles in such an enterprise— has attained its aim in the 
production of a book which all of the Knowlton kindred will receive with 

The English Home of Timothy Dalton is, in the tirst place, an unusually beau- 
tiful specimen of the printer's art. It records the events of Mr. Dalton's life 
as priest and parson from the time of his matriculation at St. John's College, 
Cambridge, to his death at Hampton, N. H. The parish of Wolverstone and 

1899.] Booh Notices. 145 

WolTeratone Chordi, Id connection witii his ministry In England, are copiously 
described. The narration of his suspension during the Landian persecntion, 
his flight and resignation, occupies about a third of the boolL. The illustra- 
tions are in keeping with the superior letter-press ; they include photographic 
copies of five of the Wolverstone Registers, as also photo-Uthographic copies 
of documents in the Tanner collection of MSS. at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. 
The Wheeler and Thaxter Families, a handsomely made book, contains, be- 
sides the ancestries of Henry Martyn Wheeler of Worcester, Mass., and Benja- 
min Thaxter of Boston, the genealogies indicated in the title, and thoroughly 
prepared indexes. The biographical details are extensive. 

The ICaine Spencers reviews three hundred years of family history, beginning 
with Thomas Spencer of Piscataqua, bom in England 1596. The book is w^ 
printed and illustrated, with broad margins, and throughout displays diligence, 
accuracy and literary talent. 

The Wagenseller History contains 116 pages of Wagenseller descendants 
from Cliristopher, the immigrant, prior to 1734; tiie reminder of the book is 
devoted to allied branches, biographical sketches, and notes. It is rendered 
serviceable by an index. 

For the Newberry monograph a thorough examination of original records has 
been made, resulting in a memorial of descendants to the thirteenth generation 
from Thomas Newberry, a resident of Dorchester in 1634. The index is of ex- 
ceptional value. 

The attractively printed and bound Kittery Wilsons pamphlet gives the his- 
tory and genealogy of the family of Gowen Wilson (the first of the name in 
Kittery), with land grants, wills, deeds, family traditions, etc. It is in every 
respect an admirable publication. 

The first edition of the John Rogers Families in Plymouth and viciDity was 
noticed in the Rbgistkr, last year (vol. 62, p. 95). The new edition presents 
the result of the compiler's study of that problem up to the present time. 

The genealogy of the John Rogers Family of Marshfield is the outgrowth of 
the preceding work. The Hon. Josiah H. Drummond, while compiling that 
monog^ph, gathered much material relating to the Marshfield family which 
seem^ worth preserving by publication. Miss Rhoda B. Ellis of West Hanover, 
Mass., had a similar collection of data. The combination of these two collec- 
tions by the able compiler resulted In this excellent memorial of that family. 

The Joseph Kellogg book, besides presenting the genealogy denoted by the 
title, gives Sheldon, Smith and Woodbury pedigrees in the appendix. 

The Goodwins of Kittery contains five generations from Daniel Goodwin, the 
Immigrant. The pamphlet is published for the purpose of procuring lurther 
information, **and is not issued as an authoritative record.'* 

The Devotion Family comprises four generations from Edward Devotion 
(De Yantion), of Huguenot origin, whose branch came from La Rochelle, 
France. Our copy has two more generations in MS. 

The John Hill book will be found to he reliable by those desirous of genealogi- 
cal information respecting the lines indicated in the title. It contains numerous 
wills, and extracts from town records. 

The Benjamin Long Genealogy is the second edition, carefully revised, of a 
little work whose authentic portraits and corrected text constitute an acceptable 
gift from the author to his friends and the public. 

The Proceedings of the John Bean Association comprise historical and genea- 
logical addresses, poems, and registers of members. No small amount of Bean 
family history is contained in them. 

The John Fairman pamphlet comprises the results of researches in Enfield, 
Ct., Wilbraham and Springfield, Mass., and also information from other sources. 
It is well printed and indexed. 

The TuthiU Family is a reprint from the July and October numbers of the 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Record for 1898. It contains the 
early generations of the descendants of John TuthiU of Southold. 

The pamphlet on the Cox Families is the first in a series which is designed to 
record the early generations of families bearing this name in New England. 

The Fenno reprint gives the descendants of John Fenno, of Unquity (Milton), 
Mass., in 1660. 

The John White pamphlet is compiled from probate and land records, town 
and city records, and other authorities, and is correspondingly reliable. 

146 Recent Publications. [Jan. 

The Descendants of Jonathan GiUet presents the family line from Its American 
be^nnlng in 1630 to 1898, noting nearly, if not all, the Gilletts buried in the 
old cemetery at Colchester, Conn. 

The Graves Family relates to those of the nailie in reading, Mass., descendants 
of Samuel Graves, who settled in Lynn abont 1630. 

In the Ames Genealogy the ancestry of the author, born 1838, is traced to 
Richard Ames of Bruton, Somersetshire, Eng., born abont 1565. 

The object of the Memorial Sketches Is to trace the genealogy of Abigail 
Thomas Morse, mother of the author. The pedigree is carried back to John 
Perkins of England, born in 1590. 

The Thomas Mills Genealogy is a record of seven generations of the descen- 
dants of Thomas Mills, bom in Scotland, 1720. 

The Abner Stanford pamphlet contains a list of one hundred and flfty-six of 
hisdescendants, and is published with the design of arousing genealogical in- 
terest among the Stanfords and procuring, with other information, answers to 
questions found in the appendix. 

The John Casse booklet is a multum in parvo^ giving, besides an account of 
the immigrant ancestor, 1635-1704, a starting-point in genealogy which will be 
found useful. 

The Ingraham notes show the descent of the author from Benjamin Ingraham 
of Rehoboth, Mass. * • • 


Pbbsentbd to the Nbw-Enoland Historic Gbttralooical Socibtt from July 15 

TO Deobmbbr 1, 1898. 

Prepared by William Prescott Greenlaw. 

I. Publications written or edited by members of the Society. 

Proceeding's of the John Bean (1660) Association at its Annual Reunions at 
Exeter, N. H., Aug. 19, 1896, and at Haverhill, Mass., Aug. 31, 1897. 2 vols. 8to. 
pp. 29 : 58. 

Increase Blake of Boston, his Ancestors and Descendants, with ftill account of 
William Blake of Dorchester and children. CompQed by Francis E. Blake. Boston. 
1898. 8vo. pp. 147. 

Genealogical History of the Rehoboth branch of the Carpenter Family in America, 
from their English ancestor, John Carpenter, 1303, with biographical notes of des- 
cendants and allied families. By Amos B. Carpenter. Amherst, Mass. 1898. 4to. 
pp. ix.-f-908. 

Cox (Tenealogy. Some materials towards a history of the early Cox families of 
New England. By Rev. John H. Cox. [Edited by Lucy Hall Greenlaw.] [Boston, 
1898.] 8vo. pp. 8. 

The Devotion Family of Brookline. By Susan Vining Griggs. [Brookline, 1898.] 
8vo. pp. 46. Brookline Historical Publication Society Publications, No. 14. 

Descendants of John Fairman of Enfield, Conn., 1683-1898. By Orrin Peer 
Ailen. [Palmer, Mass. 1898.] 8vo. pp. 36. 

The Fenno Family. By Allen H. Bent. Reprinted from the New-England His- 
torical and Genealogical Register for October, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 11. 

The Graves Family. [By Miss Mary H. Graves. Reprinted from the Biographical 
Review of Middlesex County, Mass.] 3 Broadsides, 6x24 inches. 

The Hapgood Family, Descendants of Shadrach, 16'56-1898. A New Edition with 
Supplement, by Warren Hapgood, Member of New England Historic Genealogical 
Society. Boston. Published by the Compiler. MDCCCXCVm. 8vo. pp. 690. 

John Hill, Dorchester, Mass., 1633. Also some of the Families intermarried with 
his Descendants. By Lew C. Hill. Boston. 1898. 4to. pp. 35. [Type-written.] 

Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, 
Latham and Elk ins families. By Josiah Granville Leach. For private circulation. 
PhUadelphia. 1898. 4to. pp. 286. 

* This list does not include publications which are elsewhere noticed, unless written 
by a member. 

1899.] Mecent Publications. 147 

The John Rogers Families of Plymoath and Vicinity. By Josiah H. Drommond. 
[Portland, He. 1898.] 8to. pp. 27. Second and leTised edition. 

Jobn Rogers of Marshftdd and some of his Descendants. By Josiah H. Drom- 
mond. Portland. 1898. 8vo. pp. 194. 

John White of Watertown and Brookline, and some of his Descendants. By 
Thomas J. Lothrop. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical 
Register for October, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8to. pp. 8. 

Loeai Hisiafy, 

Historical Address at Centennial Celebration, Hiram Lodge, No. 9. AJP., and 
AAL June, 24, 1898. Charles B. Spofford, Secretary [Claremont, N. H., 1898.] 4to. 
pp. 10. 

Barly Industries of Farmington. Address before the Village Library Co. of Far- 
mington. Conn., Sept. 14, 1898. By Julius Gay. Hartford, Conn. 1898. 8to. 
pp. 20. 

Loom and Spindle, or Life among the Early Mill Girls, with a sketch of ** The 
Lowell Offering ** and some of its Contributors. By Harriet H. Robinson. Intro- 
duction by the Honorable Carroll D. Wright. Boston. 1898. 16 mo. pp. Tii.-|-216. 


Early RecoMers and Registers of Deeds for the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts, 
1639-1735. By John T. Hassam, A.M. Cambridge. 1898. 8to. pp. 52. 

Recent risit of Gen. Barker, and diary of Lieut. Barker during the siege of Bos- 
ton. By Edward G. Porter. Reprinted from the Publications of the Colonial 
Society of Massachusetts, vol. 5. Cambridge. 1898. 8to. pp. 9. 

John Hancock, His Book. By Abram English Brown. Boston. 1898. 12mo. 
pp. 286. 

James Lurvey, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, a Patriot of the Rerolution. [By 
Hon. Samuel A. Green, LL.D.] Boston. 1898. 8to. pp. 4. 

A Sermon in Course, upon the Thomas Strawbridge Foundation. DeUvered by 
Rer. Edwin Sawyer Walker, A.M., in the Central Baptist Church, Springfield, IlL 
October 9, 1898. ' Springfield, IlL 1898. 8to. pp. 13. 

Index to Testators in Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England in the New-Eng- 
land Historical and Genealogical Register. Volumes XXXVO-UL By William S. 
Amileton, A.M. Boston : Printed for the Society. 1898. 8to. pp. 20. 

KoUs of Membership of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, cor- 
rected to July 1, 1898. By George Kuhn Clarke, LL3., Committee on the Rolls of 
Membership. Boston. Printed for the Committee on the Rolls. 1898. 8to. pp. 39. 

The Nipmucks and their Country. By John C. Crane. Read before the Worcester 
Society of Antiquity. 8to. pp. 19. 

The Genealogical Advertiser. A Quarterly Magazine of Family History. [Edited 
and published by Lucy Hall Greenlaw.] Vol. I. No. 3, September, 1898 ; No. 4, 
December, 1898. Cambridge. 1898. 8to. pp. 49-80+xxy.-zxTiii., 81-128+zxix4- 

n. Other PtMiealums. 

Original Papers relating to the Siege of Charleston, 1780. Mostly Selected from 
the Papers of General Benjamin Lincoln, in the Thomas Addis Emmet Collection, 
Lenox Library, New York, and now first published. TBy Victor H. Paltsits. Re- 
printed from Charleston, S. C Year-Book for 1897.] Charleston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 87. 

A Connecticut Land Bank of the I8th Century. By Andrew MacFarland Daris. 
Reprinted from the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Vol. XIH. October, 1898. 
[Boston. 1898.] 8to. pp. 17. 

Irish Schoolmasters in the American Colonies, 1640-1775, with a Continuation of 
the Subject during and after the War of the Revolution. By John C. Linehan, Con- 
eord, N. H., and Thomas Hamilton Murray, Boston, Mass. Washington, D. C. : 
PabHshed by the American-Irish Historical Society. 1898. 8yo. pp. 31. 

Loeai Buiory. 

Old Families of the First Parish. By Mrs. M. H. Sage. Read at the Centennial 
of the First Parish Church, Billerica, Massachusetts, June 30, 1898. Printed for 
Distribution, by Joshua Bennett Holden. 1898. 8to. pp. 19. 




tion of Horace G. Wadlin. Vol. Y. Manufactures. Boston. 1898. 8to. pp. 641. 

Acts and Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston : Printed by 
Young & Minns, Printers to the Honorable the General Court of the Commonwealth* 
MDCCCU. Reprintedby Wright & Potter Printing Company, State Printers. 1898. 
8vo. pp. 1119. (See notice, anU, Vol. LH., p. 282.^ 

First Annual Report of the State Record Commissioner, made to the General As- 
sembly, January, 1898. Providence. 1898. 8to. pp. 15. 


WnxiAM Kblbt, Librarian of the New 
York Historical Society, was bom at 
Portland, County Sligo, Ireland, Sep- 
tember 12, 184 1, the son of Thomas Kelby 
and Margaret Mathews, both of Scotch- 
Irish blood. His parents came to this 
country in 1842. In 1847 they made 
New York their permanent home, the 
father finding employment in the So- 
ciety in which the son afterwards so 
greatly distinguished himself. The son 
began in the public schools of the city 
the education which was continued by 
his solitary studies. At the age of 
sixteen he entered the service of the 
institution that for forty-one years 
enjoyed the benefit of his labors and 
his care, his technical knowledge and 
his enthusiasm in research. The chief 
element in his nature was the love of 
New York, his knowledge of it begin- 
ning with the great Irish immigration 
in 1848, and his familiarity with it early 
embracing not only the neighborhood of 
his home but the historic New York 
whose annals had already fascinated him. 
Accordingly, one of his youthful enter- 
prises was the indexing, by names and 
subjects, of the New York Gazette^ the 
Post Boy, the Mercury, the New York 
Journal, the Packet, and the AdvertUer ; 
hi8 resultant accumulation of notes en- 
abling him to refer to the authorities 
for any detail of the history of the city. 
His leisure at this period was devoted 
to English literature, the drama espe- 
cially attracting his attention. In 1893 
he became librarian of the New York 
Historical Library ; but for more than a 
quarter of a century he discharged the 
duties of Librarian, although nominaUy 
the assistant Librarian and Custodian. 
The classification and arrangement of 
the library had been effected by him, 
and such was his peculiar fitness for 
the work he was carrying on, that no 
one of the nominal Librarians interfered 
in any manner with his procedure. 
He was intimate with the foremost 
booksellers, and was ever watchful to 
secure the completion of the list of New 
York titles. The collection of Gaine's 
Almanacs of the colonial period and of 

city directories was completed by him 
with great pains, while maps, charts 
and views were objects of assiduous 
search. With the centennial of Ameri- 
can Independence, in 1876, Mr. Kelby 
entered upon a distinctive stage in his 
career, impelling him into a larger ciide 
of acquaintance, and bringing to him an 
experience virithout which, perhaps, he 
might have declined the post of Libra- 
rian. The centennial anniversary of the 
Battle of Harlem was the occasion of 
Mr. Kelby's settling the controyersy re- 
specting the location and particulars 
of that engagement. In October of the 
same year, he attended the celebration 
of the Battle of White Plains, on which 
he had bestowed his usual careful study. 
He was active in obtaining the material 
for the historical address at the ode- 
bration of the Battle of Bemis Heights, 
and was particularly interested in the 
anniversary of mad Anthony Wayne^s 
assault of Stony Point, as the Revohi- 
tionary heroes whose memory kindled 
him most easily were of that Scotch- 
Irish race of which Wayne was a repre- 
sentative. In 1880 he visited Tappan, 
settling the precise location of Wash- 
ington's camp, and the place of Andre's 
execution, and in the autumn of the 
same year he was the guest of Mr. 
Augustus Van Cortlandt, at Cortlandt 
House, his purpose there being the dis- 
covery of the remains of the friendly 
Stockbridge Indians, who were massa- 
cred by Tarleton's dragoons, July, 1778. 
He made notable contributions to the 
historic notes accompanying the pro- 
ceedings on the occasion or the cele- 
bration of the evacuation of New York, 
November, 1783; the literature per- 
taining to this event had already been 
published by him in the Manual of the 
Common Council for 1870. The erudi- 
tion of Mr. Kelby was also liberally 
helpful at the centennial of the Consti- 
tution of 1789, and of the inauguration 
of Washington. 

His ability is shown in the Tolumes 
of the Publications of the New YoriL 
Historical Society, compiled, edited and 
indexed by him, the Kemble Papers, the 




Burghers and Freemen of New York, 
and the New York muster-rolls, 1756- 
1765. He also indexed the Deane pa- 
pers. Contributions to the third vol- 
ume of this series, to Yalentine^s Man- 
ual of the Common Council of the City 
of New York, and to the Evening M<ni, 
are among his published labors, besides 
which he left historical and genealogical 

Says Mr. John Austin Stevens, in his 
Memoir from which all the material of 
this notice is drawn : ** His career was 
marked by ceaseless industry, un slaking 
thirst for knowledge, thoroughness in 
research, and precision in stating the 
results of his examination." 

Mr. Kelby married, August 5, 1864, 
Margaret Wallace. They had three 
children, Mary Y. and Thomas, and a 
daughter who died young. 

He died July 27, 1898, and was bu- 
ried in St. Michael's (Protestant Epis- 
copal) cemetery, Astoria, Long Ldiuid. 
—By Frederic milard Parke. 

JoHir W. BfATXABD, one of the pioneer 
settlers of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died 
on the 23d of August, 1898, aged 86 
years. He had lived in Ann Arbor 
since 1824, and was widely known 
throughout the state. 

The deceased was a descendant of 
John Majmard, who came frt>m Cam- 
bridge, England, to Sudbury, Massa- 
chusetts, in 1638. 

At the time the university was loca- 
ted in Ann Arbor his brother, William 
Maynard, was one of the owners of land 
now occupied by the campus. He re- 
fused to denote the needed land to the 
university, which was about to go to 
MarshalL John W. came to the rescue, 
and bought the land of his brother. He 
then promptly turned it over to the state 
commissioners, thus securing the uni- 
Tersity for Ann Arbor. 

He and his wife had lived in the 
■ame house since 1838, and it is perhaps 
the oldest in the state. 

Mr. Maynard leaves a widow and 
three sons: Dr. William Maynard, 
Dansville, N. Y.; Atty.-Oen. Fred W. 
Maynard, and John H. Maynard of Ann 
Arbor. — By Harry J. Darting, 

Thomas Ruthesfo&d Tkowbbidob, Esq., 
of New Haven, Conn., admitted a resi- 
dent member October 5, 1887,* was 
bom in that city, March 3, 1839, and 
died at his summer home in Litchfield, 

Conn., October 25, 1898. His funeral 
was held on Friday, the 28th, at his late 
residence in New Haven, and the burial 
was in Grove Street Cemetery. He 
was the son of Thomas Rutherford and 
Caroline (Hoadley) Trowbridge,f and 
was a descendant in the eighth goiera- 
tion of Thomas Trowbridge, one of the 
early settlers of New Haven, where the 
family has been prominent and re- 

Mr. Trowbridge, after attending school 
in New Haven, at the age of seven- 
teen entered the office of Henry Trow- 
bridge's Sons, a firm which had been 
founded by his grandfather and then 
consisted of his &ther and uncles. It 
was one of the best known shipping 
houses in New England, and its large 
fleet of sailing vessels carried on an 
extensive trade between New Haven 
and the West Lidies. In November, 
1858, Mr. Trowbridge was sent to the 
West India office, and lived five years 
in the islands of Barbados and Trini- 
dad. A few years after his return 
home, the firm transferred most of the 
business to New York, and in 1892 the 
partnership was dissolved by mutual 
consent. He was identified with the 
firm as a member and later as a part- 
ner thirty- three years. After his re- 
tirement frt>m business he was occu- 
pied with the care of his private inter- 
ests and those of the institutions in the 
direction of which he was associated. 

Mr. Trowbridge took an active in- 
terest in the welfeure of New Haven, 
but was not prominent in local politics. 
He was Republican in his views and 
was always identified with that party. 
He served in both branches of the City 
Council and was President of the Board 
of Aldermen. He was a candidate for 
Mayor in 1886, but was defeated by a 
small majority. He was for several 
years President of the Board of Harbor 
Commissioners, and was the first presi- 
dent of the Republican League Club. 
At the time of his death he was Presi- 
dent of the Mercantile Safe Deposit 
Company, a director of the Mechanics 
Bank, and a trustee of the New Haven 
Savings Bank; President of the New 
Haven Colony Historical Society; a 
member of the Society's Committee of 
Center Church ; a trustee of the Grove 
Street Cemetery and the New Haven 
Orphan Asylum, and a vice-president 
of the Connecticut Humane Society; 
and a member of the Chamber of Com- 
merce, New York Produce Exchange, 

* Resigned in January, 1891. 

t See obituary notice in the Rboistke, toL zli., pp. 327-^ 




American Historietl Association, So- 
ciety of Colonial Wars, Sons of the 
American Rerolution and Republican 
League Club ; and an honorary member 
of sereral historical societies in dif- 
ferent parts of the coimtry. 

Mr. Trowbridge's antiquarian re- 
searches will always be yalued con- 
tributions to the archaeology and his- 
tory of New Haven. He raised the 
funds for the many memorial tablets 
set in the walls of Center Church and 
the restoration of the crypt. He also 
carried out the improyements in Grove 
Street Cemetery. He was prominent 
in the celebrations held during the last 
twenty- five years to commemorate the 
growth and history of New Haven, 
and to him should be given the credit 
of marking with tablets many of its 
historic spots. 

Mr. Trowbridge was connected with 
the New Haven Colony Historical So- 
ciety for thirty years as a director, secre- 
tary and president, and contributed and 
obtained many articles for its collec* 
tions. The papers which he prepared 
and read before the Society are re- 
garded trustworthy records of the his- 
tory of early New Haven, and contain 
many valuable references to the busi- 
ness, commercial and social life of the 
colany and city. His writings are pre- 
served in the published ** Collections " 
of the Society, those on ** Ancient 
Houses of New Haven " and ** Ancient 
Maritime Interests of New Haven " be- 
ing the most important. Among his 
other papers were *• A Sketch of the 
History of the Society," written for the 
dedication of the present building in 
1892, and "The Action between the 
Chesapeake and the Shannon." He was 
also a contributor to several histories 
and historical publications. 

Mr. Trowbridge married, November 
22, 1864, in New Haven, Katherine, 
only child of Gen. Francis and Eliza- 
beth Sheldon (Dutcher) Bacon of 
Litchfield, who survives him with a 
son, Francis Bacon Trowbridge; an 

only daughter, Edith Champion Trow- 
bridge, having died three years ago. 

F. B. T. 

Miss Emma Fobbbs Wabb, daughter of 
Rev. Henry Ware, Jr., I).D., by his 
second wife Mary Lov^ Piekard, died 
at Milton, Mass., Sunday morning, 
October 23, 1898, aged 60, haying be^ 
bom February 13, 1838. She was the 
compiler of tne Ware Genealogy pub- 
lished in the Rbgisteb, vol. 41, pages 
21 to 62 and 394 to 402 ; and contribut- 
ed other able articles to our magaxine. 

The Chrittian ReffiUer, Nov. 10, 1898, 
says of her : 

** In many ways she must have been 
like her fiither, as descriptions of him 
have come to us of later years. Like 
him, her intellectual gifts were remark- 
able, and would have given her in any 
community the place odT influence that 
Milton was glad to accord to her. Her 
mind was almost masctdine in its 
strength, and yet as far from the quality 
commonly called "strong minded" as 
a truly feminine nature could be. The 
range of her interests was very broad, 
covering political, educational, and re- 
ligious themes. She was a most ardent 
patriot, and in the Civil War rendered 
disting^shed service as a nurse. It 
was then that she contracted the germs 
of the illness which for many years 
made her an invalid, and to which she 
finally succumbed. She was as much 
a martyr to the war as if she had died 
on the battlefield. Miss Ware served 
with conspicious ability on the school 
committee of Milton for a long period, 
bringing the enthusiam of her spirit, 
the strength of her mind, and the 
kindly feelings of her heart to bear 
upon the educational problems of the 

She was a descendant in the seventh 
generation of Robert Ware, her immi- 
grant ancestor, who settled early in 
Dedham, Mass^ through John', Jo- 
seph', John*, Rev. Henry,* and Rey. 
Henry* her father. 

Errata. — ^Vol. 62, p. 101, line 20, /or Josiah Drammond, read Josiah H. Dnim- 

Page 385, line 3, for Willard Dow, read Willard E. Dow. 
Page 410, line 3, for Nable, read Nabbe. 
Page 419, line 6 from bottom, for McAntan, read McArtbar. 
Page 420, line 6, dele Wusson(?). 
Page 420, line 15 from bottom, dele (Craw?). 
Page 431, line 8 from bottom, for Anna, dan. of Capt. Jona. King, read Anna, 

dau. of Capt. Jona. Thing. 
Page 476, line 22, for Patrons, read Patroon. 
Page 476, line 24, for Leenderke, read Leendertse. 
Page 476, lines 83 and 34, for Rock, read hock. 

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APRIL, 1899. 

By Fraxx W. Hackett, A.M., of New Castle, New Hampshire. 

The office of Secretary of the Treasury of the United States long 
a^o took rank as the most arduous and exacting of cabinet positions. 
Gravely responsible as are its manifold duties, the office has, happily 
without exception, from the days of Hamilton to the present hour, 
been entrusted to men of sound judgment and of first-class abilities. 

New England has no reason to be ashamed of the record of her sons 
who have served their country in this eminent station. It is worthy 
to l)e noted, however, that while in 1801 the honor had been hers 
of fumi^ihing tlie second and the third incumbent (Oliver Wolcott, of 
Connecticut ; and Samuel Dexter, of ]^Iassachusetts ) , no one from 
New England went to the head of the Treasury during the sixty 
years ensuing, save only Levi Woodbury, of New Hampshire, 
whom Jackson transferred in July, 1834, from the Na\y to the 
Treasurv, where he remained for the rest of Jackson's term and 
throughout that of Van Buren. But with the threatened war for 
the Union, and its actual outbreak in 1861, our Presidents appear 
almost instinctively to have turned for help, in the management of 
the finances, to the sterling qualities of New England training, with 
the result that one finds that in a period of fourteen years there 
were called to this great department of the government six men in 
succession, all bom and educated in New England, and half of the 
number resident there when appointed. These Secretaries of the 
Treasury did memorable work at a period the most critical in the 
life of the nation ; and their honored names are : Dix, Chase, Fes- 
scnden, ^IcCulloch, Boutwell and Richardson. 

The Honorable William Adams Richardson died at Washington, 
19 October, 1896, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. He was 
Secretary of the Treasury from 17 March, 1873, to 4 June, 1874, 
when he resigne<l his seat in the cabinet to go upon the bench of 
the Court of Claims. After a term of twelve years as judge, he 

VOL. LIU. 10 

154 William Adams Richardson. L-^P^''' 

was confirmed 20 January, 1885, as Chief Justice of the Court, at 
which post of honor he did admirable service up to the day of his 

The subject of this brief memoir was bom at Tyngsborough, 
Mass., 2 November, 1821. His career exemplifies what an incal- 
culable amount of work a public man may compass, who has aimed 
with undeviating purpose to make himself in the highest degree 
useful. He loved to toil. It may be said of Chief Justice Richard- 
son that literally he lived " laborious days." 

In his veins flowed the blood of a sturdy, self-reliant English 
ancestry. He was of the sixth generation in descent from Ezekiel 
Richardson, who, with his wife Susanna, was of the church gathered 
at Charlestown, in the Bay, 27 August, 1630. The line runs: 
EzekieP, Josiah*, Josiah', William, DanieP, Daniel', William 
Adams. In company with six others, Ezekiel Richardson, and two 
younger brothers, Samuel and Thomas, founded Wobum in 1641.* 

Josiah, second son of Ezekiel, was bom at Charlestown, 7 
November, 1635. He married Remembrance Underwood, of Con- 
cord, in June, 1659, and removed to Chelmsford. He was a 
captain of a military company there. Two of Eliot's Indians, it 
seems, executed a deed, 19 January, 1688, to Captain Josiah 
Richardson, conveying "for ye love we bear for ye beforesaid 
Josiah," a tract of land embracing that portion of the present city 
of Lowell on which nearly all the large manufactories now stand. 

Captain Josiah's eldest son, Josiah, bom at Chelmsford, 18 May, 
1665, was married to Mercy Parish, of Dunstable, 14 Decembcur, 
1687. Their youngest son, William, bom at Chelmsford, 19 
September, 1701, took to wife Elizabeth Colbum, of Dracut, and 
settled in Pelham, New Hampshire. William Richardson, like his 
father, was a farmer, and an oflicer of the militia. He died at 
Pelham in 1776. Of nine children, the youngest son was Daniel, 
bom at Pelham in 1749. 

Daniel Richardson was sent to Dracut to study for college. He 
gave up the plan, however, of going to college, and, following the 
custom of hie ancestors, applied himself to farming. He lefl the 
plow i'or a while to go as a soldier in the war of the Revolution ; and 
when he came home was rewarded with an oflScer's commission 
in the militia. He had the good fortune to marry at Dracut, in 
1773, a woman of superior mental endowment, Sarah Merchant, 
daughter of Mr. William Merchant, of Boston, and of Abigail 
(Hutchinson) Merchant, a sister of Governor Hutchinson. Daniel 
Richardson died at Pelham, 23 May, 1823, leaving three sons, 
William Merchant, Samuel Mather, and Daniel — all men of force 
and ability. 

* The RichardMon Memorictl^ by John Adams Vinton (Portland, 1876), a work that 
treats in full detail of the descendants of the three brothers Richardson. The present 
^vriter is much indebted to it for genealogical data. 

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William Merchant Richardson (Harvard, 1797) was chief jus- 
tice of the highest court of Xew Hampshire, from 1816 till his 
death in 1838. He is remembered as a very able lawyer, who lefk 
an enduring mark on the jurisprudence of his native State. Samuel 
Mather Richardson took an active part in public affairs at Pelham, 
and gained some distinction as a soklier of the war of 1812. He 
had the rank of general in the militia, and acquired a handsome 
fortune. He died in 1858. The third son, Daniel, bom 19 
January, 1783, was the father of the subject of this sketch. 

Daniel RichanL^on, after studying law with Samuel Dana, of 
Groton, opened an office at Tyngsborough, a quiet little town, 
eight miles from Lowell. By habits of industry and frugality, 
he in time acquired a very respectable practice. For thirty-five 
years he was postmaster of the town ; and he represented his feUow- 
citizens in the legislature. He was married in 1810 to Betsey 
Buttcrfield, of Tyngsborough, who died without issue. His second 
wife was Mary ( Roby) Adams, of Chelmsford, to whom he was 
married in 1816.* Of this union there were two children, both 
bom at Tyngsborough : Daniel Samuel, 1 December, 1816, and 
William Adams (afterward Secretary of the Treasury), bom, as 
already stated, 2 November, 1821. 

William's mother died before he was four years old. The fol- 
lowing year liis father married Hannah Adams, a younger sister of 
the late wife.f 

In due time William was sent to Pinkerton Academy at Derry, 
New Hampshire, and later to the Academy at Groton. Entering 
Harvard College in 1839, he was graduated in 1843. He appears 
to have reached no special prominence in college. A class-mate has 
said of him, "He was what in those days was called a 'dig'; 
always prepared with his task rather by dint of hard work than by 
facility of acquisition." Among his class-mates there may be named 
Charles A. Dana, of the ^^ew York Sun ; Thomas Hill, who 
became president of the CollegeJ ; John Lowell, afterward United 
States Judge, and Horace Binney Sargent. 

Upon graduation Mr. Richardson went to Lowell and read law 
in the office of his brother Daniel (Harvard, 1836), who had a 
growing practice. He studied, too, for a brief season with Fuller 
and Andrew, at Boston, the latter becoming af^rward the famous 
war governor. A year and a half spent at the Harvard Law School 

* Mary Adams Richardson, a descendant of Hemr Adams of Braintree (1634), was 
upon the maternal side granddaughter of William lHobj, a revolutionary officer of 
New Hampshire. Her father, William Adams, fought in the Revolution, and was pre> 
sent as a witness to the execution of 3Iajor Andr^. 

t The onlv child of Daniel and Hannah (Adams) Richardson was George Francis 
Richardson ^Harvard, 18*^), now a public-spirited citizen of Lowell, one of uie leaders 
of the Middlesex bar, and some vcars since a popular mavor of the city. 

t Dr. Hill and Chief Justice I^ichardson were warm friends. The lioctor painted in 
oil a portrait of himself— a good likeness, it is said, and aflixin^ a Latin inscription 
•cnt It to his friend Richardson. It may be noted here that Richardson, for many 
years, and till his death, was class secretary. 

1899.] William Adams Richardson. 157 

fugitive slave act what he conceived to be his duty.* But public 
sentiment overwhelmingly condemned the decision. Twenty-seven 
judges of probate were thus legislated out of office, of whom only 
four were re-appointed in the new court. Of the four, Judge Rich- 
ardson was one. 

Lawyers well qualified to pronounce an opinion have said that 
a better judge of probate has never sat in the Commonwealth than 
AVilliam Adams Kicliardson. The duties of the position were in 
every way to his taste. He dispatched business with mar^-ellous 
rapidity, seldom faUing into error in his decisions. In 1860, he 
removed his residence from Lowell to Cambridge. 

President Grant, in March, 1869, called to his cabinet George 
S. Boutwell, of Massachusetts, as Secretary of the Treasury. 
Judge Richardson was one day sitting as referee, in his office at 
Boston, when a telegram was handed to him. It was an urgent 
request from his friend the new Secretary of the Treasury, to accept 
the office of assistant secretary. Just at this time the Governor 
had tendered to the Judge a seat upon the bench of the Superior 
Court of the Commonwealth. This latter honor he declined ; and 
he felt most reluctant to comply with the summons from Washing- 
ton. Yielding at last, however, because of the ties of friendship, he 
took the office of assistant secretary temporarily, with the lull 
intention of soon laying it down again, and resuming more con- 
genial duties on the bench. But as from time to time he stayed, his 
fitness for the conduct of national affairs showed itself so conspicu- 
ously that, though in good faith he repeatedly tried to resign, pressure 
was brought to bear, and he found himself still remaininjg at the 
Treasury. It was not until April, 1872, that, giving up all hope 
of a return, he resigned the judgeship. 

The weightiest action that marks the career of Assistant Secre- 
tary Richardson had to do with the disposal abroad of one hundred 
and thirty-four millions of five per cent. United States bonds. He 
took to London, in June, 1871, a clerical force, and established 
there what was virtually a branch of the Treasury Department. 
Every arrangement for the safe reception and keeping of these 
securities fell to him ; as well as the care of the gold received for 
their sale, and of the five-twenties taken in payment and cancelled. 
This colossal undertaking, together with a series of most important 

*Now tbat the eventd of thAtperiod can be looked at calmlj, it is impossible, I think, to 
withhold from Judge Lorin^ the praise he deserves for judicial heroism. Knowing full 
well that to decide as he did meant a loss of his ofhce, the salary of which was needed 
for the support of his family, he, kind-hearted and gentle as he was by nature, did not 
flinch from the ordeal. >Vfiile delivering the opinion, he had in his pocket an anony- 
mous letter threatening to kill him if his decision were not in favor of the slave. This 
fact I have (20 February, 1899) from the widow of the Judge, Mrs. Harriet Boott Loring, 
of Washington, who has recently passed in good health ner ninety-first birthday. 

President Pierce named Loring to be a Judge of the Court of Claims, and he was 
confirmed 6 May, 1858. Here he rendered valuable service to the country, until his 
retirement for age in 1877. It thus happened that for a brief period Judge Bichardson 
and Judge Loring sat together in the Court of Claims. 

158 William Adams Richardson. [April, 

consultations with the heads of the great banking-houses of Lon- 
don and the Continent, with a view to a further sale of bonds, 
of which it is impossible here to present to the reader even the 
barest outline. Judge Kichardson carried through in a masterly man- 
ner to complete success. 

When General Grant had entered upon his second term (March, 
1873), Secretary Boutwell, it will be remembered, left the cabinet 
to take a seat in the Senate ; and the President advanced Assistant 
Secretary Richardson to the head of the Treasury. Grant knew 
and liked the quiet, unassuming man, who had shown such rare 
administrative qualities. The new Secretary pursued the same 
general policy as his predecessor with respect to a speedy reduction 
of the public debt; and devoted himself zealously to the public 

One interesting achievement of his administration deserves men- 
tion. The method adopted to receive into the Treasury the fifteen 
and a half million of dollars in gold from Great Britain, awarded in 
1872 by the Geneva Tribunal for the Alabama claims, was devised 
by Secretary Richardson. He most ingeniously utilized the redemp- 
tion of five-twenty bonds in London, and avoided the necessity of 
actual payment in coin. This was done so skilftilly that there was 
no disturbance of the money market or visible effect upon exchange. 
It was characteristic of the man that he regarded this financial 
operation as nothing out of the ordinary course ; and it was nearly 
ten years later that the public learned with what ease all difficulties 
in the way had been surmounted, Judge Richardson having then 
supplied a description of the transaction in a letter written in reply 
to a request- to that effect. 

Foreseeing the financial disaster that was coming — the panic of 
1873 — Secretary Richardson had begun betimes to strengthen the 
reserve. When September was bringing one failure after another, 
the Treasury Department was found to be not unprepared for the 
storm. The bankers and capitalists of New York city kept up a 
persistent call for the Treasury to come to the aid of the banks, by 
putting the reserve into circulation. The press joined in the clamor. 
This step the Secretary advised the President could not be taken. 
Grant relied implicitly upon his Secretary of the Treasury at this 
critical moment ; and it was well for the country that he did so. 

The President had so far yielded, however, as to come from Long 
Brunch to the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York city ; where by his 
direction Secretary Richardson met him, early on the morning of 
Sunday, 21 September. Representatives of the bankers and busi- 
ness men were by appointment admitted to a conference with the 
President and Secretary. The strain was intense. Panic in Wall 
Street was declared certain for the morrow, unless the government 
should come to the rescue. But the Secretary of the Treasury 
stood firm in his refusal to take any action not plainly authorized 

1899.] William Adams Richardson. 159 

by law. This determined stand kept the Treasury Department out 
of the panic ; and the action of the Secretary was of momentous 
consequence to the country.* 

Notwithstanding the success that followed his efforts as an admin- 
istrative officer. Judge Richardson had never concealed his preference 
for a judicial station. An opportunity having presented itself for a 
seat upon a bench closely identified with subjects of national con- 
cern, it was no great surprise to the friends of the Secretary that the 
President should send his name to the Senate for appointment as 
a judge of the Court of Claims. The nomination was speedily con- 
finned, 4 June, 1874. 

The man was suited to the place; and the newcomer was not 
long in making his presence felt. Besides attending to the regular 
routine of the Court, he annotated the acts of Congress as they 
appeared, and superintended their publication, in the form of a 
''Supplement." For several years he delivered a regular course 
of lectures before the law school of Georgetown College. He 
prepared with infinite pains an extensive Index to the Revised Stat- 
utes of the United States, which is a model of its kind. 

President Arthur promoted him (and the Senate confirmed the 
appointment) to be Chief Justice of the Court of Claims, in 
January, 1885. The honor was deserved, and the recipient hence- 
forth gave to the Court his best thought and his unceasing ap- 
plication. The bar all liked him. He dispatched business with sig- 
nal ability ; and was active to enlarge the usefulness of the tribunal 
over whose deliberations he presided. Judge Weldon, one of his 
brethren of the Court who knew him intimately, says of him as a 
judicial officer : 

'* In the branch of statatory law, the Chief Justice had rare qualification 
as a Judge. The knowledge of that department of jarispnidence has not 
been excelled in the history of this country. His patient and unremitting 
power of investigation, bis accurate and clear conception of legal principles 
embodied in the forms of statutory enactment, his varied experience in the 
revision and construction of acts of the legislature of his native state, and 
of the laws of Congress, conferred upon him the highest quality of ability, 
involving the correct exposition of the law as founded upon the will of the 

* " I AMore yoQ thmt nothing the President has ever done seems to giTe more satis- 
foction than the decision which yon and he reached on Sunday last. I hear from eyery 
one, except those interested in specolative stocks or bonds, one uniyersal approval 
of the ' heroic action of the President and Secretary of the Treasury ' " Secretary Fish 
to Secretary Rickardwn, MS. private letter, 26 September, 1873.~President Grant had 
agreed, in the kindness of his heart, to g^ to the sub-treasory in Wall Street, with the 
Secretary of the Treasary, the next morning, to see what coold be done. This was 
without the Secretary's knowledge. As soon as the President told him of the plan, 
however, the Secretary stoutly opposed it. General Grant wisely followed bis Secre- 
tary's advice ; and the two at a late hour that night, quietly slipping out of the dub- 
hoiue where with a company they had been dining, left the ci^, and «arly the next 
morning were in Washington. The story, drawn from a MS. narrative written oat by 
tbe late Chief Justice, is told in a volume, privately printed, entitled ** A sketch of the 
life and Public Services of William Adams Richsj-^n," by Frank Warren Hackett, 
Waahington, IMS. See Rboutbb for January, 1809, page 111. 

160 William Adams Richardson. [April, 

His opinions are concisely written, logical and convincing. They 
are characterized by a firm grasp of the true questions at issue, 
coupled with a power to a degree rather uncommon of expressing 
the judicial conclusion with precision and entire clearness. What 
the Chief Justice was is reflected in the proceedings of the bar of 
the Court of Claims, at a meeting held soon after his death. Each 
speaker seems impelled to lay emphasis upon the mastery that the 
head of the Court had gained over the complex duties of his office. 

The Chief Justice cared little for society, or the club, and abso- 
lutely shunned public occasions. The retiring habit of the student 
grew upon him. He worked late at night, and was up at early 
dawn to renew the task he had set himself. He seldom took a real 
vacation, though he visited Europe several times, and once with 
his family made the journey around the world. Yet he was com- 
panionable, and loyal to his friends, whom he liked to welcome with 
cordial hospitality. But his contentment lay in his law work. The 
death of Mrs. Richardson in March, 1876, increased, if anything, 
the measure of his consecration to labor that he alone could perform. 
It is a wonder that his constitution so long stood the strain, for he 
lived in good health apparently, until he reached the age of nearly 
seventy -five. His last illness was of brief duration. He passed 
peacefully away at his residence in Washington, on the morning of 
Monday, 19 October, 1896, on the day and almost at the very hour 
assigned for tlie Court to re-assemble after the long summer vacation. 

The simple funeral services were held at All Souls' (Unitarian) 
church, of which for many years he had been a member. His body 
was laid to rest beside that of his wife at Oak Hill Cemetery, in the 
Georgetown part of Washington. 

As early as 1857 Chief Justice Richardson was elected a resident 
member of the New-Englaud Historic Genealogical Society ; and 
in 1873 he became an honorary member. In January of the latter 
year he was electiMl an hononu^' vice-president, and for fifteen years 
was re-oleoted to that office. There was present in him the true 
historic instinct. He liked to have facts accurately stated, and he 
l>elievo<l that nuich of that which the present hour ti*eats as of trivial 
worth, n»allv deserves to be set <lown and remembered. He had 
not loni]^ hocn a i)robate judge l>efore he had brought about a reform 
in probate blanks : and the form prepared by him and adopted 
throughout the Commonwealth wjis so wonleil as to gather upon the 
nxNird a speiMos of gi'iica logical data, which had previously been 
wholly neglected. 

The Loicvll Daily Courier^ of 4 April, 1881, contains an article 
firom his |H^n upon the early annals of Tyngsborough that is rich in 
historic intbnnation. He was not an infretpicnt contributor to the 
columns of the Registek, the last paper luring of sj>eoial interest, 
entideil "The Government of Har^-anl C\>llcire, Past and Present." 
It appeared in the January number (1897) after his death. 

1899.] William Adams Richardson. 161 

Space forbids mention of hie devotion to the welfare of Harvard 
College, of which for twelve years ( 1863—1875) he was an overseer ; 
or, of the share he bore in the movement to take the election of the 
board of overseers from the legislature and give it to the alumni. 
Suffice it to say that he was in an active and real sense an intensely 
loyal son of Harvard. 

The amount of written material left by Chief Justice Richanlson 
is large. Aside from numerous opinions, pamphlets and magazine 
articles on various topics, the notes to the statutes (some of them 
very fiill) are not inconsiderable in extent. In May, 1855, he 
published a handy volume on the banking laws of Massachusetts. 
When he had become Assistant Secretary of the Treasury he pre- 
pared a very valuable book entitled " Practical Information concern- 
ing the Public Debt of the United States, with the National Banking 
Act Laws for Banks, Bankers, Brokers, Bank-Directors and Invest- 
ors." This volume reached a second edition. Tlurouffhout his writ- 
ings there is to be seen a trend of thought in the direction of what 
is practically useful. There is no play of the imagination, little if 
anything to indicate sympathy with other lines of action than that 
which is immediately useful from a business point of view. Within 
the limits, however, of this evident purpose to serve the public in 
their material interests, all his productions are worthy of special 

An exception (if indeed it may be set down as an exception) to 
the rigid rule of utility that governed his daily labor is seen in his 
disposition to give play to a taste for coUecting and setting forth 
historic facts. One paper illustrative of this tendency may be men- 
tioned. It is a fiill and interesting description — published in 1883 
— upon the origin and development of the Court of Claims. Another 
instance is afforded in a contribution to the Register that presents a 
list of the Alumni of Har^^ard College who have held high official 
positions (1887, p. 300). This article the writer was at great 
pains to produce. It is original in conception. It fixes and presents 
data in a statistical form from which valuable deductions arc to be 
drawn, whose worth is proved by the fact that the plan hsis been 
followed by the graduates of Yale, Princeton and other institutions. 

What is here presented in a form necessarily brief and fragmentary 
serves to disclose to the reader something of the character of the 
distinguished man of whom it treats. There is no need, therefore, 
even if space were available for the purpose, to set forth the more 
conspicuous qualities by the exercise of which William Adams 
Richardson attained success. Let it be enough, by way of con- 
clusion, to quote the apt language of the Court that speaking through 
Judge Weldon summarizes his achievements, as follows : 

'' His career was a success, filling as it did the measure of a half century 
with the fruit of patient and patriotic toil in the pnblic and private relations 
of life. . . . 

162 South Hampton Church Records. [April, 

His valuable labors on the bench, in the field of statutory publicationB, 
his services in the executive branch of the government, entitle him to the 
respect and admiration of the bar and the gratitude of his country." 


Conmunicated by Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 
(Continued from vol. 52, page 436.) 


Josiah Sawver and Martha Eastman. 
Rueben Collins and Judith Worthen. 
Jacob Collins and Judith Colby. 
David French and Comfort Ring. 
Moses Teuxbury and Lydia Merrill. 
Ichabod Colby and Molly Jones. 
Hezekiah Colby and Mary Colby. 
Isaac Currier and Elisabeth Hedlock. 
Benjimen Bell and Rebeccah White. 
David Thompson and Rachal Brown. 



Theophilus Colby and Hannah Challaco. 
John Pressey and Martha Haselton. 
David Pillsbury and Rhoda Hadlock. 
Jonathan Weare and Mary French. 
Timothy Heseltine and Sarah Colby. 


Nathan Brown and Molly Barnard. 
Barnard Eastman and Sarah Jones. 
John Eaton and Sarah Colby. 
Samuel Balch and Molly Brown. 
John Lyford and Miriam Challis. 
Thomas Pillsbury and Elisabeth Jones. 
Jonathan French and Rhoda Currier. 


18 Apr. Challis Preasey and Sarah Flanders. 
21 Jun. Simon Eaton and Maribah Eaton. 


29 Jan. William Carter and Anna Woodman. 

31 Jan. Jonathan Eastman and Sarah Flanders. 

2 Oct. Samuel Eaton and Polly Eaton. 

9 Oct. Ezekiel French and Molly French. 

13 Oct. Bryant Eaton and Betty Collins. 


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John Grove and Sally Palmer. 
Enoch Tictcome and Susannah Mitchell. 
Merrill Jones and Tarzar Ring. 
George Janvim and Dorothy LfOverin. 
Abner Eastman and Lois Flanders. 
Gershom Bartlett and Elisabeth HoiL 
Elijah Row and Dorothy Teuxbury. 
Ezekiel Edgeley and Molly Eastman. 
David Morrill and Susannah Pillsbury. 
William Brown and Rachal French. 
Nath^ Batchelder and Ruth Morrill. 
Calvin Flanders and Mary Jones. 


Jonathan Carrier and Dorothy Fitts. 
Thomas Barnard and Sarah Currier. 
Moses George and Anna Ring. 
Zopher Dow and Hannah Eaton. 
Jonathan Brown and Dorothy Gordon. 
Ephraim Dow and Elisabeth French. 
Benjimen Gordon and Lydia Eastman. 


Merrill Colby and Elisabeth Colby. 
Daniel Carrier and Elisabeth French. 
Eliphlet Currier and Betsey Currier. 
Timothy Flanders and Sarah Merrill. 
Jonathan Jewell and Dorothy Currier. 
Micah George and Lucy Ring. 
Samuel Adams Sanborn and Anne Comer. 
Samuel Prescott and Mary Worthen. 
Samuel Morrill Jr. and Anna Noyes. 
Timothy Leavitt Dowlin and Elisabeth Collins. 
Josiah Til ton Jr. and Martha Greeley. 
John True Jr. and Lydia Rogers. 
Henry Eaton and Sally Eaton. 
Ebenezer Loverin and Emma Hadlock. 
Moses Hart and Sally Carlton. 
Daniel Jones Jr. and Sarah Shepard. 
Nathan Man and Judith Brown. 
Moses Peasley and Elisabeth Bartlett. 
James Hadlock and Anne Flanders. 
John Hutchins Jr. and Hannah French. 
Nath^ Sargent and Martha Quimby. 


John Janverin and Jane SweeL 
Samuel Fass and Miriam Norton. 
Ezekiel Merrill and Anne Jewell. 
Richard Fitts and Elisabeth Currier. 
Nath* Fifield and Molly Brown. 
John Brown and Susannah Feaver. 
Nehemiah Hach and Mary Peaslee. 

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Samuel Prescott and Hope Pike. 


John Gove and Debroah Nason. 
Valintiue Colby and Sarah Tuexbury. 
Aaron True and Martha Woodman. 
John French and Sarah Barnard. 
Abraham Brown and Hannah Eaton. 
Jacob Gale and Sally Tappen. 
Samuel Morrill and Elisabeth Groodwin. 
Henry Bragge and Rhoda Collind. 
Sewall Brown and Anna French. 
Benjimen Brown and Mehitable Dow. 


William Perkins and Rhoda Stevens. 
Ebeuezer George and Betty Woodman. 
William Flanders and Rhoda Collins. 
Benjimen Morrill and Sarah Currier. 
Jonathan Collins and Judith French. 


Samuel Pillsbury and Molly Currier. 
Moses French and Elsy Dole. 
Phillip Colby and Polly Goodwin. 
Nathan Thomson and Hannah Sargent 
Stephen Currier and Miriam Sawyer. 
David Flanders Jr. and Hannah Goodwin. 
Ephriam Dollodd and Esther Til ton. 
Abel French and Sarah Currier. 


John Merrill and Anna Perkins. 
Theopholus Clough and Elisabeth Currier. 
Robert Collins Jr. and Mary Eaton. 
Thomas Youms and Betty Perkins. 
Isiah Palmer and Jemina Sawyer. 
James George and Lydia Jones. 
Joseph Teuxbury and Sarah Hoit. 
Daniel Palmer and Sarah Dole. 


Jonathan Evens and Betsey Smith. 
Stephen Jones and Molly Bagley. 
James Hadlock and Betty Currier. 
Richard Stuart and Sally Rowell. 
Samuel Barnard and Betty Teuxbury. 
Benjimen Merrill and Dorothy Currier. 


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Stephen Eastman and Hannah Palmer. 
Joseph Jewell and Judith Woodman. 
Thomas Pitts and Sarah French. 


Eli Mingo and Vilet Whittier (negros). 

Nath* How and Betty Fitts. 

Daniel Currier and Molly French (widow of Ebenezer). 

Moses Coffin and Mary Jones. 

William Morrill and Elisabeth Dudley. 

Joseph Janverin and Molly French. 

Noah Penn Williams and Sally Nocholls. 

Jeremiah Graves and Betty Torrey. 

Adonijah Colby and Anne Rowell. 

Samuel Woodman and Rhoda Collins. 

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South Hampton, N. H. 


Henry, son of Olaudo and Sarah Weed. 

Anna, daughter of Nathan and Abigail Gould. 

Mary, daughter of Richard and Sarah Fitts. 

Eastman, son of John and Mary Hoit. 

Asa, son of Asa and Mehitable Flanders. 

Nath\ son of Jonathan and Judith Flanders. 

Miriam, daughter of Jos^h and Mary Merrill. 

Mary, daughter of James and Mary Merrill. 

Elihu, son of Daniel and Sarah French. 

Lawrence Straw and Abia his wife. Their children, Moses 

Straw, John Straw, Lawrence Straw, Ezra Straw, Abia Straw, 

Hannah Straw, and Miriam Straw.^ 
David, son of Job and Miribah Rowell. 
Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Morrill. 
Abel, son of Abnor and Lydia Morrill. 
Mary, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Morrill. 
Eben, son of Eben and Eliza French. 
Reuben, son of Reuben and Phebe Currier. 
Dorothy, daughter of Reuben Dow. 
Ephraim, son of Tthy Dimond. 
Henry, son of Henry and Rebecca French. 
Appha, daughter of Josiah and Mehitable Flanders. 
Isaac, son of Paul and Martha Morrill. 
Jemina, daughter of Nathan and Martha Dow. 
Eben, son of Joseph and Hannah Gould. 


Ann, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Jewell. 
Stephen, son of John and Zeppaich Bartlett. 
Dorothy, daughter of Ezikiel and Rebecca Hoit. 
May, daughter of Ezekiel and Miriam Morrill. 
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30 Oct. 



















2 Jan. 





20 Mar. 

20 Mar. 

26 Mar. 

1 Apr. 

1 Jul. 

1 Jul. 

8 Jul. 

9 Sep. 

7 Oct. 

7 Oct. 

4 Nov. 

4 Nov. 

4 Nov. 

166 South Hampton Church Recon^da. [April, 

Daniel, son of Lawrence and Abia Straw. 
Ephriam, sou of Epliriam and Abigail Carter. 
Benj., son of widow Sarah Weed. 
Sarah, daughter of W*" and Sarah Parsons. 
Benj., son of Deacon Nathan and Hannah Merrill. 
Page, son of Jon. and Ester Ring. 
James, son of Richard and Sarah Currier. 
Sarah, dalighter of Nathan and Mary Dow. 
Daniel, son of Daniel and Hannah Carter. 
Jon. and Tamzon, children of Jon. and Judith Flanders. 
Moses, son of Samuiel and Elizabeth Barnard. 
Samuiel, son of Samuil and Hannah Currier. 
Ann, wife of Richard CoUens. 
30 Dec. Jacob, Moses, Minna, and Mary, children of Richard and Ann 
Col lens. 


20 Jan. Susannah, daughter of David and Susannah Easman. 

17 Feb. Hannah, daughter of Sam^ and Mary French. 
10 Mar. Joseph, son of Eliphet and Mary Merrill. 

24 Mar. Thomas Rowell, an adult. 

7 Apr. Wil, son of W™ and Sarah Parsons. 

14 Apr. Abraham and Elisabeth, children of Wid. Sarah Rowell. 

28 Apr. Elisabeth Rowell, adult. 

2 Jun. Philip Currier, adult. 

2 Jun. Anna, daughter of Philip and Ruth Currier. 

2 Jun. Ephriam, son of Richard and Sarah Fitts. 

3 Jul. Adam, son of Joseph and Sarah Morrill. 

21 Jul. James, son of James and Mary Merrill. 

18 Aug. Dorothy, daughter of Henry and Elisabeth Currier. 
18 Aug. Ebenezer, sou of Eben. and Elisabeth French. 

8 Sep. Ephriam, son of Paul and Martha Morrill. 

1 Dec. Joseph, son of Joseph and Dorothy Ea»man. 

1 Dec. Moses, Miriam, and Dorothy, children of Jerimiah and Mehita- 

ble Flanders. 


2 Feb. Daniel, son of Daniel and Sarah French. 

2 Feb. Ezekiel, son of Ezekiel and Joanna Morrill. 

16 Feb. Abigail Deman, daughter of Dea. Joseph and Hannah French. 

3 Mar. Abigail, daughter of Abnor and Lydia Morrill. 

25 May Ezekiel, son of Henry and Rebecca French. 
6 Jul. W", son of Dea. Nath. Merrill. 

14 Aug. Elisabeth, daughter of W™ and Sarah Parsons. 
14 Aug. Sammie, son of Ephriam and Elisabeth Carter. 

17 Aug. Samuel, son of Sam. and Hannah Morrill. 

2 Nov. Hannah and Sarah, children of Phillip and Ruth Carrier. 

14 Dec. Eliphlet, son of Eliph. and Mary Merrill. 


17 Jan. Samuil, son of Sam. and Hannah Currier. 

15 Mar. Martha, daughter of Richard and Sarah Fitts. 
15 Mar. Ezekiel, son of Ezekiel and Rebecca Iloit. 

2 Apr. Abigail, daughter of Paul and Martha Morrill. 

1899.] South Hampton Church Records. 167 

Timothj, 80D of Josiah and Mehitable Flanders. 
BeDJ., son of Richard and Ann Coll ens. 
Hannah, daughter of Daniel and Hannah Carter. 
Ester, daughter of John and Zipporah Bartlett 
Miriam, daughter of Jon^ and Judith Currier. 
Nathan, son of James and Mary Merrill. 
Dinah, daughter of Nathan and Mary Dow. 
Hannah, daughter of Jon and Judith Flanders. 
Joseph, son of Jon. and Sarah Jewell. 
Ezekiel, son of Ezekiel and Jiminia Morrill. 


Elisabeth, daughter of W™ and Sarah Parsons. 
Anna, daughter of Samuel and Elisabeth Barnard. 
Mary, daughter of Benj. and Abigail Brown. 
Samuil, son of Sam^ and Mary French. 
David, son of Abnor and Elisabeth Gordon. 
Ezekiel, son of Henry and Abigail Lunt. 
Hannah, daughter of Philip and Ruth Currier. 
Sarah, daughter of David and Sarah French. 
Theophilus, son of £r. and Judith Colby. 
John Flanders, son of David and Susanna Easman. 
Jonathan, son of Jon. and Mary Straw. 

Issac, son John Currier. 

Dorothy, daughter of Ezekiel and Minna Dimand. 


Miriam, wife of Ezekiel Dimand. 

Lydia, daughter of Abnor and Lydia Morrill. 

Paul, son of Paul and Martha Morrill. 

Humphy Clough, adult 

W", son of Humphy and Hannah Clough. 

Isaac, son of Richaitl and Fitts Sarah. 

Elisabeth, daughter of Prime and Sarah Flanders. 
Mary, daughter of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill. 
Richard, son of Richard and Ann Collens. 
Sarah Ring, Widow. 

Bacheller and Nathaniel, sons of Sarah Wing, Wid. 
Ruth, daughter of Richard and Sarah Currier. 
Sarah, daughter of Ephriam and Abigail Carter. 
Jacob, son of Samuel and Hannah Currier. 


Levi, son of James and Mary Merrill. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Er. and Judith Colby. 

Samuel, son of Sam' and Hannah Morrill. 

Abel, son of Abel and Elisabeth French. 

Mahitable Rowell, adult 

Samuel, son of Benj. and Abigul Brown. 

Benj men, son of Wid. Sarah Ring. 

Richard Currier, son of Jonathan and Judith Flanders. 

Sarah, wife of Simeon Morrill. 

Barnes, son of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 

Mary, daughter of Nathan and Mary Dow. 








19 Jul. 



16 Aug. 
4 Oct. 

















































28 Jan. 

28 Jan. 










24 Jun. 

24 Jun. 



168 South Hampton Church Records. [April, 

Hanuah, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Barnard. 

Lydia, daughter of Challis and Sarah Dow. 

Eangsbury, son of David and Susannah Eastman. 

Benjmin Barnard, adult. 

Ezekiel, son of Beuj. and Hima Barnard. 

Judith, daughter of Phillip and Ruth Currier. 

Elisabeth, daughter of Prince and Sarah Flanders. 


Dorothy, daughter of Paul and Martha Morrill. 

Samuel, son of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 

Jeremiah, son of Abnor and Lydia Morrill. 

Ann, daughter of Richard and Sarah Fitts. 

Mary, wife of Thomas Tewxbury. 

Benjmin, son of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 

Chillis Currier, adult. 

Richard, son of Chellis and Mary Currier. 

Benj, son of Humphy and Hannah Clough. 

Dorothy, daughter of Dea. Nath* Merrill and wife Dorothy 

Philip, son of Henry and Rhoda Osgood offered by Philip 

Flanders, Jr and wife Abigail (French). 
Moses, son of Moses and Abigail Aeres (Ayers). 
Jerimiah, son of Samuel and Hannah Merrill. 
Thomas, sou of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill. 
John, son of William and Sarah Parsons. 
Dudley, son of James and Mary Merrill. 


Barnard, son of Richard and Sarah Currier. 

Alice, daughter of Richard and Ann Collens. 

Judith, daughter of Thomas and Mary Tewxbury. 

Anna, daughter of Benj. and Ann Barnard. 

Richard, son of Richard and Mary Flanders. 

Euos, Hannah and Elisabeth — children of Micah and Elisabeth 

Ebenezer, son of Stevens and Martha Gould. 
Mary, daughter of Er. and Judith Colby. 
Jacob Fowler, Jr., adult. 

Hanuah, daughter of Jacob Fowler Jr. and wife Elisabeth. 
Mary, daughter of Abel and Elisabeth French. 
Mary, daughter of Jon. and Sarah Jewell. 
Benjmin, son of Benj. and Abigail Brown. 
Judith, daughter of Nathan and Mary Dow. 
Dorothy, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Currier. 
Daniel, son of Offin and Abigail French. 
Abigail, daughter of Ephrin and Abigail Carter. 
Theophilus, son of Challis and Mary Currier. 


Mahitable, daughter of Josiah and Mahitable Flanders. 
John, son of Prince and Sarah Flanders. 
Winthrop, son of John Hart Jr and Sarah, his wife. 

[To be continued.] 





29 Jul. 







14 Oct. 













30 Jun. 

80 Jun. 



28 Jul. 

















8 Mar. 



19 Mar. 

































1899.] Aneient Burial-Gfrounde of Long Island. 



By Bdw. Doublbdat Habbis, Esq., of New York city. 
[Condnaed from page 81.] 

Parnal Vaill 


Peter & M« 
Bethiah Vaill 

died JULY 25fl» 1763 

M' Joshua Drake 


Francis & m" 

Phebe Drake 
aged 34 years 

2 Mo & 19 D> DIED 

Aug* 8^ 1766 





Y« 28«» 17 2 6 






16 8 9 





DECD APRIL Y« H^ 1733 



In Memory of M' 
Jonathan Horton 
who died April di^ 

17 6 8 

in the 85^ year 
of his Age 




Y« 2i> 17 2 3 

IN Y« 64«» YEAR 


This monument is erected 
to the Memory of 

Timothy H. Bigelow 

of Middleton in Connecticut 

who died at this place 

Augnft 7^ 1791 in the 

29<^ year of his Age 





DIED NOV' Y« 9^ 

17 3 8 




MARCH IX 1739 

to the Memory of 

M" Charity L'Hommedieu 

the amiable & pions wife of the 

Hon^^^ Ezra L'Hommedieu, Efquire, 

who departed this Life July 31, 1786, 
in the 46 Year of her Age, 
This monument is erected. 
The Hoase appointed for all living 
when the dread Tmmpet sonnds the slnmbering Daft bat 
not inattentive to the call shall walce 
nor shall the conscious soal amid ft the Crowd 
mistake its Partner — Thrice happy meeting, 
nor Time nor Death shall ever part them more. 
VOL. LIU. 11 


Ancient BuriaUOrounda of Long Island, [Apri!, 

In iSSemorg of 

the Honorable 

Ezra L'Hommedieu Esq. 


having throngh a long life 

faithfully served in the 

coancils of his country 


the arduous struggle 

of the revolution 

and the calm of 


died Sept. 27, 1811 



In Memory of M« 

Deborah Landon 

wife of Jared 

Landon Efq' 

who died July 9"» 

AD. 1779 

Aged 35 years 


lies the 

Body of M' 

Nathan Halluck he 

died Dec 2^ 1756 in the 

28 year of his age 

truft not to flattering 

prospects, O be wife ; 

nor hope for happinef s 

below the fkise 

In Memory of 

Samuel Landon, Efq' 

who died Jan'y 21"* 

17 8 2 

Aged 82 years 

& 8 months 





17 18 


of Bethiah the BODY OF M« 

Virtuous Wife of ParNAL LaNDON 

Samuel Landon Efqr ^^0 DEPARTED 

'^^? il^®?.^??" *K^^ THIS LIFE JANET y 

A.D. 17G1 in the Igth 1750 •SI 

58«» Year of her Age ^q^d 49 YEARS 








17 1 

In Memory of 

Martha Landon 

Late Confort of 

Jared Landon Efq^ 

who departed this 

Life 26 of April AD. 

1776 aged 34 Years 

& ten Months. 

lieth the body 











Here lies 

Interr'd the Body 

of M" Elifebeth 

Griffing the wife 

of M^ SamiA Grlfflng 

who died Auguft 

9"» 1755 . . [broken] . 

year of her Age 


the f on of M' 

Samuel and M" 

Elifebeth Griffing 

died October y* 

21»t 1754 in y« [Illeg.]«* 

year of his Age 

1899.] Ancient Burial- Oraunds of Long Island. 



daughter of M' 

Samael and M'* 

Martha Grifflng 

fhe died July 

29 1764 in her 

5th year 

Here Lyes Buried 
y« Body of M' 

BoBEKT Griffin 

Who Dec<* March 

ye 27«» 1729 Aged 

43 Tears 





LIFE JUNE Y« 20'>» 1721 IN 


In Memory of 
James the Son 

of M' Joseph and 
M" Mabgret Landon 

who died AuG"* 26^ 1756 
in 13**» Year of his Age 

In Memory 
of Lydia Daughter 
of M' Samuel and 

M» EUfebeth 

Grifflng fhe died 

October y« 12"» 1754 

in y« 17*** year of 

her Age 

Here lyes y« Body of 

M" Lydia Conkling 

Wife to Lieu* JoSEPH 


Jan'y 27*** Anno Dom^ 

1742/3 Aged 57 Years 


of Elizabeth the Wife 

of Doct' Samuel Gelfton 

who died July y« 10"» A.D. 

1760 Aged 35 Years & 

4 Months 

In Memory of 

Joseph the Son 

of M' Joseph and 

M" Margert Landon 

Died Aug"* 16"» 1756 
in the 13"> Year of his Age 



Anna y* Daughter of Joseph & Margaret Landon died Aug* 16, 1747 aged 1 
Year 5 M^ & 20 Days. 






Y« 28 17 2 2 

IN Y« [blank] 


In Memory of 

Efther Daughter 

of Hazard L. & 

Efther Moore 

who died 

Nov 16th 1794 

aged 21 days 





NOV Y« 2S 1756 

IN Y« 60 YEAR 






Y« 30*»» 1738 

IN Y« 76 YEAR 






Y« 7^ 1736 IN THE 



Ancient Burial- Cfrounds o/Lanff Island. [April, 








BORN JANT Y« 8* 61 


16 9 4 



BORN AVG^ Y« 1S«» 


11 of JANVARY 


Interred is the Remains of JoHN GelSTON Son of Doc*' Sam. Gels- 

TON & Elizabeth his Wife whe departed this Life Ang^ 25t>' 1756 JR 1 
Year & 10 D» 

Elizabeth y« Daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth Gelfton died May 17^ 1760 Aged 
2 Years & 3 Months. 

HER : LYETH : THE : B0= 



APRIL : THE : 2=1718=IN 

THE : 9 : Y' : OF : HER : AGE 




1718 IN Y« 70 YEAR 


The Remains of M" 
Ennic Storrs Daught^ 
of y« HonorabVs Shnb^ 
Conant Efq' of Manf 
field & Wife to y« Rev^ 
John Storrs^ Paf tor of 

T« flrft Church of 
CHRIST in Sonthold 

Who died March 27 
A.D. 1767 Aged 81 year 

In Memory of 
Cap* John Prince 
who Departed 
this Life Janr/ 
24"' 1765 Aged 
77 Years 2 M^ 
and 3 Days 

Sacred to the Memory 
of Mrs. Martha Horton 

the amiable & pious 

Wife of Lieu' William 

Horton who departed 

Nov. lOth 1793 

this life in the 34th 
year of her age 

In Memory of M" 

Elizabeth Budd wife to 

M' John Budd formerly 
Wife to y« Hon"* Samuel 

Hutchinson Efq^ who 

Died April y« ll'*^ 1761 in 
y« 71»* Year of Her Age 

In Memory of 
Relyanc y« Wife 

of Cap* John 
Prince who died 

June 5»»» 1761 

in the SO^^ Year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 

Daniel Son of 

Mr. Jof iah & 

Mrs. Elizabeth 


who died 

July 2* 1793 

aged 5 years 

& 5 days 

YEARS 2 MO & 9 I> 
DECd FEB'y Y« 22D 

1899.] Ancient JBurial-Orau^ids of Long Island. 178 





4 1724 IN THE 23 










16 9 8 










In Memory of 
The Rev* M' WiLLIAM 

Throop who departed this 

Life Septr 29 A.D. 1756 

Aged 36 Years & 3 Months 

Yb n^ 1754 AGED 5 MONTHS & 17 DAYS. Here Death proclaims how 
Infants fell when Man became an Heir of Hell. 




& 18 DA YES DIED JANt Y« 16^ 1723-4 

8EPTB Y« 18 DAY 1717 IN Y« 36"» YEAR 








24 17 17 

In Memory of In Memory of CoU« 

M' Matthias Hutchinson Elijah Hutchinson Efq' 

who departed this Life on Who Departed this Life 

the 17«k day of JANUARY A.D. Octo^ y 15^ 1754 Aged 55 

1759 Ased 23 Years & 29 Day* Years 11 Months & 25 D* 

He with h& Anceftors had Virtue all ^^ ^ ^J^X^'^^J ^ ^^^i ^ 
Bot he alone in prime of Life mnf t fall ^^fo^^ r Churches Weal hi» Neigh- 
By Death to end the Ilioftrious Line oongood ^^ ^ . 

It mnft be so & we to Heaven refiim -^'**: ^^^ ^ Large we truM he $hare$ 

^ above 

UnfvUUd Peace d EwrlaJUng love 
Math. y. 9. Blefsed are f Peace makera 


Ancient BuriaUGhounds of Long Island. [April, 

Here lyes y Body 

of M' Thomas 
Hutchinson who 

Died Jan'y 8»»» 1748/9 in 
y« SS'* Year of his Age 

In Memory of 

Mrs, Mary, Relict of 

Col. Elijah Hutchinson 

\7ho died 

April 9th, 1788, 

In the 70th year 

of her age 

In Memory of 

Lydia Fainc Dan^ 

of Mr Allf up & M« 

Phebe Paine, Who 

Dieil Nov»>r 2nd 1760 

Aged 15 Years 1 
Month & 20 Day* 





1726 AGED 66 Y 

I5 P 


Here lyes Interred y 
Body of y* Hon^ Co^ 

Samuel Hutchinson 

Efqr Who Departed this 

life Jan'y 9^ 1737 in y* 

65^ Year of His Age 


Hannah Wife of DoC 

Samuel Hutchinf on 

who died FebJ 6^ 1760 

in y« 24*^ Year of Her Age 

Nor Virtue, Youth or 

Godlinef s could Save 

The Loving Wife and Parent 

from the Grave ; 
Cropped like a Rose before 'tis 

fully blown, 

She ended Life, nor half Her 

Worth was known. 

Here lieth y« Body 
of Frances y« 

Daughter of John 

& Efther Peck 

died May y« 16 

1738 In y« 6*»> 

year of her age 

lo P 

17 16 

[The above are two stones, probably, of Pecks. They are of brown stone, 
very rudely cut and badly weathered. The dates uncertain, may be 1772 and 
1775. Remaining portions of original inscriptions, if any, are now obliterated.] 

In Memory of 

M"^ Jof eph Peck 

who died June 

28"» 1789 in the 

51" Year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 

M" Lncretia Peck 

Wife of Mf 

Jof eph Peck 
who died Sep»^ 4*^* 

1773 In the 33^ 
Year of her age 


Memory of 

Syl vaxus Da vis 

who died May 13th 

1781, aged 83 


In memory of 

M" Mary Davis 

wife of w 

Sylvanus Davis 

WHO departed this 


17 5 4 


7 MONTHS & 9 D« 

In Memory of 

M" Mary Davis 

Dau^ of M^ Sylvanus 

& M" Mary Davis 

who died Sept*^ the 

2&^ 17 6 3 

Aged 32 Years 

7 Months & 28 days 

1899.] Ancient Burial' Chaunds of Long Island. 


In Memory of 

Mary the Wife of 

M' Silvanas Davis 

& Dangbter of M' 

Cartrett & M" Mary 

Gilliam i^ho died 

Julv tlie 28"» 1771 

In the 71*>» Year 

of her Age 

Here lies Interred 

the Body of 

David Corey Efq' 

who Departed 

this life Octob' 

y'SO^A.D. 1758 

Aged 68 years 

6 months and 

14 Days 




CEMBER 24th 

1721 IN THE 

30th YEAR OF 


James Perazim Gilboa Moore, son to M' Micah and M« Jerusha 

MoORE, who died AuG* 29, 1756 Aged 1 Year 8 M^ & 6 D«. 


& M" Jerusha Moore died sep« 18»j» i764 aged 8 years 5 months 

& 5 DAYS. 


Moore died Aug* 2d 1754 aged 4 years 8 months & lo d«. 


Moore died Aug* 2i> i764 aged 2 years 4 months & 22 d*. 

IN memory of Joshua Moore son of M' Micah & M" Jerusha 
Moore died Jlt.y 3o«»» 1754 aged 6 months & 20 d*. 


Jerusha Moore died July 26«» 1754 aged 6 years 6 months & 

10 D-. 

Jerofha. Daughter of Micah & Jernfha Moore, died Novem' 6^ 1747 aged 6 
Years 2 M« & 9 Days. 

Frances, DanghVr of Micah & Jernfha Moore, died Octob' 8^ 1747 aged 4 
Years & 7 Mo & 29 Days. 

Eunice, Danght*r of Micah & Jemfh Moore, died Novem 19 1747 aged 3 Years 
1MO& 11 Days. 

Martha, Daughter of Simon & Abigail More died Sept^ 21, 1758 Aged 13 
years 5 mo. 

Abigail, Daughter of Simon & Abigail More died Sept' 10 1758 Aged 17 
years 8 mo**. 

Abigail Mary 

Wife of Simon Wife of Stephen 

More Died July ^*^J®y ?i^ ^?8* 

21« 1758 Aged 2^' Ye^ 

45 Years & ^ ^ ^^^ 

11 Months 

In Memory of 

M™ Ann Moore 

Wife of M' 

Simon Moore 

who died Sep* 28*^ 

AD. 1778 

in the 56^ year 

of her Age 

Memory of 

Hannah, wife of 
Simon Moore 

who died 

Oct' 13th 1796, 

aged 66 years 

176 Ancient Burial- Ghrounds of Long Island. [April, 

Memory of 

Simon MooBE 

who died March 12th 
1802 aged 84 years 

In Memory of IN MEMORY of 

Elitaheth Drummy Howard W Smith Stratton 

Daughter of Rev^ Jofeph M.A. who departed 

& M" Jane Hazard this life March lO*^' 

who died A.D. 1768 in y« 

June 1"» 1800' 31" Year of his Age 
aged 16 days 

Beneath thU dujt lie the remains of 

the Bev. Elam Potter 

a faithful good minijXer ofJefus Chrift 
He died Jan^ 5^ Aged 62 
in the year 1794 
Forbear to weep my loving friends 
Death is the voice Jehovah sends 
To call as to our home ; 
Through thefe dark f hades from pains redreft 
Is the right path to endlef s reft 
Where joys immortal bloom. 

In Memoi7 of Here lies 

William Baker ti»e Body of 

^ ^, "D^^. „ ^, Baze Baker he 

son of M' 15EZA & M» ^^^ ^^y^ tj,e 26 

Mary Baker who was 1766 in the 82»i 

born July y 4*^ 1765 year of his Age 

& died Oct^ y« 16, 1756. 





DECD JUNE Y« 15 1736 

IN Y« 71»» YEAR 



Memory of of Rachel y Wife of 

Thomas CoNKLIN M^ Thomas Conklin 

>vho died <ii^ May r 10"^ 1760 

March 4, 1782 in yM6 year 

aged 87 years ^^ ^"^^ ^S^ 

7,1 In Memory of 

Memory of M" KeZIA HeMPSTED Wife 


of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. who departed thJs Life 

Eunice Uempfted QCT' 3**. A.D. 1756, 

who died April 10th ^^ ^j^^ g.^h year of her Age. 

1 1 »2 Aged 18 1 ears ,, Behold the Bridegroom comcth." 

D : H R : H 

1747 1746 

[These are two stones, rongh, and mdely lettered, probably of Hempsteads.] 

[To be continued.] 

1899.] I%e British Raid on Dorchester Neck. 177 


FEBRUARY, 1776. 

By Fraxcis £. Blake, Esq., of Boston. 

In the early days of the occupation of Boston by British troops, 
the inhabitants of Dorchester Neck, now South Boston, became 
aware of the possible danger to which they were exposed by reason 
of their proximity to the town of Boston on one side and Castle 
William, now Fort Independence, on the other, as well as from the 
fire of the enemy's ships in the harbor. 

Their isolation from the main settlement of Dorchester was much 
more marked than the present surroundings indicate. Between the 
two places there was but one road (the " causeway " which the tide 
often flooded), following nearly the present line of Boston Street 
and Dorchester Street. There were then no dwellings on the 
** Little Neck," that now populous district known as Washington 

The number of families residing on the Neck (only ten or twelve) 
was not sufficient to enable them to make much resistance to ag- 
gressors, and it is not surprising that fear for their own safety 
induced them to remove to Dorchester where they might feel 
reasonably secure from danger. They took with them the greater 
part of their household goods and other personal property, leaving 
in some cases, small quantities of hay and grain and articles of but 
little value. This removal took place in the year 1775, probably 
in the summer or early fall, and the place was practically deserted. 

The neglect of the British general to take possession of Dorches- 
ter Heights is well known to have contributed to or resulted in his 
abandonment of Boston, and brought upon him the severest denuncia- 
tions in England. Aware of the importance of holding the Heights, 
unwilling for some reason to fortify them himself, he was the more 
unwilling that the Americans should occupy the ground. 

In the American camp the rumors of contemplated movements by 
General Howe and the various expeditions in the neighborhood, on 
land and on sea, served to stimulate the spirits of the soldiers. 

The plan of erecting fortifications upon the Heights was dis- 
cussed by General Washington with his officers but not fully 
decided upon until about the first of March, 1776. The corres- 
pondence and papers relating to this subject and the effect of the 
final occupation, both in America and in England, are very volu- 
minous and form a very interesting story. 

The affiiir especially referred to in this article occurred in the 
early morning of Wednesday, the 14th day of February, 1776, 

178 The British Raid on Dorchester Neck. [April, 

when a large body of British troops landed upon the Neck, in 
accordance with orders given by General Howe. In a letter to 
Lord Dartmouth the general gave the following account of this 
affair : 

*' It being ascertained that the enemy Intended to take possession of 
Dorchester Heights or Neck, a detachment was ordered from Castle 
William on the 13th of February under the command of Lieut. Colonel 
Leslie, and another of grenadiers and light infantry commanded by Major 
Musgrave, with directions to pass on ice, and destroy every house and 
every kind of cover on that peninsular, — which was executed, and six of 
the enemy's guard taken prisoners." 

{Memorial Higtory of Boston^ Vol. 3, page 94.) 

Whether the reason here given by General Howe was the true 
or only cause of this action, it was the opinion of some American 
officers that he hoped through the alarm caused by this movement 
of his troops to draw from the main army at Roxbury to such an 
extent that he could without fear attack the^ remainder and force 
them to abandon their position. 

'' About four in the morning, a party from the castle under Col. Leslie 
joined another, amounting to about five hundred, sent over the ice to Dor- 
chester Neck by Gen. Howe. They burnt about half a dozen houses ; but 
the generaFs scheme failed. He had been up the whole night, getting 
ready for an attack with a large body of troops. He expected, that the 
burning of the houses would occasion such an alarm, as to put the Ameri- 
can officers upon sending from Roxbury lines a large reinforcement, and 
thereby giving him an advantageous opportunity of attacking them ; but 
at day break, he found their men as usual at their alarmposts, so that he 
declined it." (Oordon, Vol. 2, page 188). 

The clearest statement, however, of what occurred there is given 
in Almonds liemembraticer : 

** Cambridge, Feb. 22 ; We hear from Dorchester that about four 
o'clock last Wednesday a large party of ministerial troops were discovered 
crossing the ice on Boston Neck to Dorchester Neck, supposed to be about 
a thousand ; the centry immediately discharged his piece at them, and ran 
to the guard-house to inform Captain Barnes (who commanded the guard) 
who had already taken the alarm by the centries firing their pieces ; and 
from information he could get of the course they were steering judged 
their design was to cut off the retreat of the guard, which consisted only 
of 60 men. 

Captain Barnes immediately marched his guard off the neck to the 
edge of the marsh, and just escaped them, and lest the guns that had been 
fired should not alarm the camp, he had sent off several messengers ; the 
enemy marched along with two field pieces, and posted themselves in so 
advantageous a manner, that Capt. Barnes could not attack them with the 
least hope of success, but waited for the reinforcements. In the meantime 
the regulars improved every minute of their time in setting fire to the 
buildings on Dorchester neck, while they still moved towards the castle, 
where boats were ready to receive them, but our troops were so close upon 
them, that they put out the fire of six or seven of the buildings, and 

1899.] The British Raid on Dorchester Ifeck. 179 

reached the point next the castle, before the regulars had reached the 
castle, who had made prisoners of six of the guard, and one old man, an 

P.S. It is about two miles from the encampment at Dorchester over the 
causeway, etc, to the said guard-house, and one mile from thence to the 
point next the castle."* {Almonds Remembrancer^ VoL 4, page 104.) 

There are several other contemporaneous accounts which are 
worthy of being brought together for reference. 

The journal of Timothy Newell, Esq., one of the Selectmen of 
Boston, had the following : 

" Feb. 13. This night a large body of the Troops about 3 o'clock set 
off on the Ice from the fortifications, landed at Dorchester Neck and set 
fire to all the houses and bams, brot off six prisoners who were Centinels. 
Colo. Lesslie from the Castle, assisted with the Troops there, and re- 
turned at seven o'clock. No engagement ensued — the Provincials guards 
ran off." 

Ezekiel Price, Esq., who was Clerk of Courts of Common Pleas 
and Sessions, a gentleman well qualified by his position to secure 
accurate information, gives in his diary a clear and concise statement : 

'^ The affair at Dorchester Point was this : A party of the Regulars 
from Boston, and another party from the Castle, set off at the same time 
on the ice and landed on Dorchester Neck, with an intention to encircle 
and take a party of our army posted there ; but our party discovered them, 
and retreated, and got from them : however, they took a sergeant and four 
or five men, who were picket-guard on the Point, then set fire to the 
bouses, — two or three of them, — and retreated inunediately, and got off 
before any of our army could reach them." 

{Mass. historical Soc, Proc., 1863.) 

General Washington's account of the afiPair, given in a letter to 
the President of Congress, is as follows : 

" Cambridge, February 14, 1776. 
Last night, a party of Regulars, said to be about five hundred, landed 
on Dorchester-Neck, and burned some of the houses there which were of no 
value to us, nor would they have been, unless we take post there. They 
then might have been of some service. A detachment went after them, as 
soon as the fire was discovered, but, before it could arrive, they had ex- 
ecuted their plan, and made their retreat" 

General Heath in his Memoirs refers to it also : 

'* In the morning, a party of British troops from the Castle, and another 
from Boston, crossed over to Dorchester Neck, with intent to surprise 
the American guard, which they came well nigh effecting ; the guard but 
just escaping them. There was but one musket fired, on the side of the 
Americans. An old inhabitant and his son were taken prisoners. The 
British burnt the houses on the point, and then returned." 

* The encampment was located on or near Savin HiU. 

180 The British Raid on Dorchester Neck. [April, 

There are several other accounts, but thej add no information to 
that ab-eadj given. The most unique relation is that found in the 
diary of David How, a Continental soldier : 

'^ This momiDg A Bout 4 Clock the Troops at Boston Landed At Dooe»- 
ter hill and Burnt 4 or 5 houses & Took one old man that Be long in them. 
Our people ware soon A Larm*^ & wont Down And Drove them Back Ab 
fast a gm as they come." 

The destruction of the dwelling houses could certainly not con- 
tribute much to injure the American forces, or prevent them from 
fortifying the Heights, and the expedition for this purpose scarcely 
needed one thousand men. But as far as we can see there appears 
to have been no disposition to bring on an engagement with the 
Americans. In fact it is quite evident that Col. Leslie's intention 
was simply to capture the guard and destroy any preparations made 
for erecting fort^cations on the Neck. The guaid quickly retreat- 
ing from their advance, prevented an engagement of the troops, 
and the Colonel ordered the buildings destroyed and hurried to the 
point nearest the Castle where he found boats in readiness for him. 

As some suspicion of cowardice may attach to the Americans 
from the statements already given, it is fortunate that we have an 
authorized statement to the contrary. In a letter from Col. Hun- 
tingdon to Governor Trumbull, the former says : ** Much blame has 
been thrown on our guard, at Dorchester^ on occasion of the late 
excursion of the enemy there, and burning a few desolate houses, 
but I hear General Ward approved their conduct." 

In reference to the sentries who were captured, Colonel Huntings 
don says : 

** Three of our sentries, who were taken by the enemy ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ # were 
brought out by a flag of truce, and delivered up to us, this day. The 
others who were made prisoners at this same time, the officers of the lines 
say do not choose to come out ; but why they have permitted any to return 
to us, is a matter of speculation." 

We have been unable to learn the name of the " old inhabitant" 
who is reported as having been taken prisoner. 

From a statement of Mr. Noah Clap, the town clerk of Dorches- 
ter, there were at the time of this raid eleven dwelling houses at the 
Neck, of which six were burned, together with ten or twelve bams, 
shops, etc. 

Fortunately the houses destroyed can be described with some 
degree of accuracy. 

The Foster house was the only one on the Neck west of the '* road 
to the Castle" (Dorchester Street), and was occupied by the widow 
of Captain James Foster with her children. It stood upon the lot 
now covered by the Grand Army Hall on E Street (formerly the 
E Street Congregational Church building), and before the erection 
of this building the old cellar hole was plainly seen. 

1899.] The British Raid on Darchestef^ Neck. 181 

The situation of this house was yery deligfatTul, commanding a 
full view of the towns of Boston, Roxbury and Charlestown. The 
ground sloping to the north, west and south made it especially 
attractive and there was nothing to interfere with the view in these 
directions except the small hill called Nook hill, which was sub- 
sequently occupied and fortified by the American forces. 

The Foster house was surrounded by stately elms and has been 
described as an elegant residence, far exceeding in finish and ap- 
pointments the majority of dwellings in its vicinity. It was 
^papered and painted throughout," so unusual a thing that it is 
mentioned in a claim presented for damages ; and it is said that its 
elegance led the British soldiers to think it was the property of a 

The main house was 40 feet by 20, two stories high, and a 
gambrel roof, with an L, 30 feet by 30, of one story. 

In near proximity to the house were two bams "completely 
finished," besides wood-houses, a shop, a corn bam "partly a 
store," a cider mill, etc. All of these buildings were destroyed, 
but fortunately Mrs. Foster had removed all personal proper^ of 
Talue. The fences on the estate also suffered at the hands of the 
troops, some being burned and others doubtless being thrown down 
in their hurried march across the fields. The administrator of Mr. 
Foster's estate claimed £21 for " part of Inventory sold to repair 
fences laid waste by Enemy." 

The whole amount of loss here was estimated in 1782 at £745. 

The next house easterly was that of Mr. Oliver Wiswell, situated 
on a lane which corresponded nearly with the present Fourth Street, 
east of Dorchester Street — approximate to what was long knovm 
as the Bird School House. This building, two stories high, 56 feet 
by 20 feet in area, was destroyed and also a very large bam with 
other buildings, hay, implements, etc. 

From Air. Wis well's it was but a short distance to the farm of 
Mrs. Ruth Bird, the %vidow of Jonathan Bird. The house was 
on the easterly side of G Street, on the spot where Dr. Samuel G. 
Howe long resided. It was 36 feet by 30, of " two stories and a 
garret," with an L, which was consumed, and a bam also — the 
total value being estimated at £325. 

Down the hill near the present comer of Fifth and K Streets, was 
the old Withington homestead where Hopestill Withington and 
family had long resided. It was a small building, and an old one, 
''two stories and a garret," 20 feet by 40, erected before 1757 to 
replace the first house built on the spot by Capt. John Withington, 
who led a company of Dorchester soldiers in the Canada Expedi- 
tion of 1690, from which he never returned. 

Unfortunately some of the feather beds, bedding, etc., were left; 
in the house, which, with the bam, was entirely consumed. Later 
his son claimed the value of the property burned as £87. 

182 The British Raid on Dorchester Neck. [April, 

Entering upon the road to the Castle, perhaps through the ^ road 
to Powow Point " (K Street), the British troops moved easterly to a 
barn belonging to Enoch Wiswell, a brother of Oliver above named. 
This we locate on the northerly side of Fourth Street, between M 
and N Streets. Here a house was standing as early as the year 
1713. Mr. Wiswell was taxed in 1771 for a house, the annual 
worth of which was rated at £4.10, but the building if standing 
in 1776 appears to have escaped destruction by the enemy. In 
addition to the barn a few tons of hay and some agricultural imple- 
ments, with a '* large brass kettle," were also lost by Mr. Wiswell. 
The total loss here was estimated at £106.12. 

John Wiswell, a son of Enoch, was at that time or subsequently 
a soldier in the continental service. 

At the extreme point, near P Street and Broadway, was the 
Blake estate, upon which were two houses, one belonging to the 
estate of Samuel Blake, deceased, and the other to James Blake. 
The latter, erected previous to 1732, was two stories and a half 
high with an L, all of good dimensions and in good condition, and 
the other was probably of more recent building, but of equal 
value. The two houses with the barn near by were both destroyed* 
It is stated that Mr. James Blake, from his house in Dorchester, 
could see the flames from his burning buildings, powerless to pre- 
vent the destruction. He had been so much annoyed by the 
British, months before, that he removed nearly everything of value 
from the house, as did also the occupants of the neighboring dwel- 
ling, and the reported loss of £480 covered the value of the two 
houses and one bam. 

Four years after this event Mr. Blake asked leave of the Council 
to remove one of the barracks erected for use of the army on land 
near by, and place it over " the Celler of the House of your Petitioner 
which was Burnt by the Enemy," and that he mi^ht " have the 
benefit of improving s'^ Barrack a short time as a dwelling house." 

He dc'£?ired an ini mediate answer to his request, that he might 
"t4ike advantage of the present snow to remove it on." It is 
believed that the request was granted, and that Mr. Blake occupied 
the buiklins: until he could erect a suitable dweliintj^ for himself. 
A portion of the house then erected was removed in 1835, and is 
now ()ccu[)ied by Mr. Frank E. Park, on the corner of Broadway 
and P Street. 

For many years there was a house on what was known as the 
Mann Estate on Second Street, between I and K ; it was standing 
in 1771, but appears to have escaped the torch of the soldiers in 
1776. It, or at least a house, was on the spot in 1785. Several 
other houses, perhaps five in all, were left unharmed. One was 
probably owned in part by jMatthcw Bird and, with others, was 
located near the present 1 and K Streets. 

If any reason can be assigned for these houses having been 

1899.] The British Raid on Dorchester Keck. 183 

passed without being destroyed it is probably because the march 
of the soldiers was on the southerly side of the hills and they were 
in so great a hurry to get away that they paid no attention to those 
buildings which were not conspicuous. The troops hurriedly em- 
barked in boats ready for them and made for the Castle. 

The news of this exploit caused consternation among the inhab- 
itants of Dorchester and other towns on the coast, and fears of 
similar raids were entertained by many. 

Hon. Josiah Quincy, writing from Braintree, Feb. 19, 1776, to 
General Washington, said : 

^ Since the sudden and unexpected bumiug of the bouses upon Dor- 
chester Neck, I have been repeatedly and earnestly solicited, by my dis- 
tressed friends and neighbors, to make an humble representation to your 
£xcellency, that our habitations are equally exposed to be destroyed by 
our enemies. If our army shall take post upon Dorchester-Neck, have we 
not reason to apprehend the shores will be attacked, from a spirit of re- 
Tenge ? " 

There is no doubt that this affair of the 14th of February had 
great effect in hastening the preparations for the fortification of 
Dorchester Heights which culminated in the evacuation of Boston 
on the 17th of March following. 

On the 8th of March, 1782, a resolve was passed by the Legis- 
lature of Massachusetts "directing the Selectmen of those towns 
iv'here the enemy have made depredations to cause an account 
thereof to be transmitted to the Secretary's office,'' but only a few 
returns appear to have been made, or at least there are not many 
now to be found in the archives of the State. Those relating to 
the town of Dorchester apparently cover only the loss occasioned 
by the raid of February, 1776. 

The Register for January, 1899 (antej page 71) has an article 
copied from an original manuscript in the writing of Xoah Clap, 
Esq., the Town Clerk of Dorchester, entitled "Damages caused by 
British and American troops in Dorchester, Mass., in February, 

The first nine items do represent losses caused by British troops 
on Dorchester Neck in February, 1776, and correspond with the 
accounts given below, excepting in the valuation, which is probably 
accounted for by the fluctuation of the currency. 

The other items imder the head of " Damages done by American 
soldiers " probably include losses occasioned during the fortifying 
and occupation of the Heights and several other forts on the Neck 
and also near the main settlement. The first twelve names on this 
list were owners of property or residents at the Xeck, but we are 
left entirely in the dark as to the character of the losses — although 
it may be surmised that the destruction of fences and crops made 
up a large part of the claims. 

1 84 The British Raid on Dorchester Uech. [April, 

The following certificates are copied fix>m original filea in the 
State Archives, Volume 138 : 

These may Certify that in Feh' 1776, the Enemy came from Boston A 
Castle William in the night and Burnt Six Dwelling Houses & Nine Bams 
upon Dorchester Neck, besides several smaller Buildings. The Damages 
to the several owners may appear by the accounts accompanying this Ke- 

Noah Clap 

Samuel Toplifp Selectmen of 
Ebenezer KiLTOX > the Town 
John How of Dorchester 

Samuel Coolidge 

An Estimate of the Buildings burnt by the British Troops on Dorchester 
Neck, belonging the Estate of Capt. James Foster (deceased). 

Mary Foster. 

A dwelling house 40 feet by 20, with a Gambrel roof, compleatly 

finished, paper'd, painted, &,c £300. 
An End to the above house that form*d an L 30 by 30, one Story 

high, Gambrel roof 180. 

2 Wood houses, 20 by 20 Each 86. 

1 Shop, 15 by 15, Clapboarded & Glass windows 24. 

1 Bam 30 by 30, Compleatly finished plank floor. Stanchions for 

cattle &c 100. 

1 Bam 25 by 30 finished as above 50. 

1 Corn Barn 20 feet by 25, partly a Store 30. 

1 Cyder mill & Press 15. 

Board fence &c Sund'^ other small buildings 10. 


The above is an Estimate of the real value of these buildings as specified 

pr. W™ KiCHARDS. 

Dwelling llouse 56 feet Long 20 feet wide 2 Store High 

Bam 54 feet Long 30 feet wide 

Chaise House 24 feet Long 12 feet wide 

Com Barn 20 feet Long G feet wide 

Shed at the End of the house 20 feet Long 12 wide 

1 Load Salt Hay 26/8 2 I^ads Stocks 53/4 

4 Ladders 45/ 1 Flax Brake 12/ 

1 Fork 3/ 3 Rakes 4/6 

I Riding Saddle 

1 Plough 26/8 2 Axletrees 8/ 

Cyder Mill & Press 

Cheese Press 

The above ace* was the Property of Mr. Oliver Wiswall of Dorchester 
Neck. Jno Champnet 

Tho* Tilestone 


























£522. 5. : 


1899.] The British Raid an Dorchester Neck. 185 

The above Account of the Loss I sustained by the British Troops ac- 
cording to the best of my Knowledge, is true & Just. 

Attest Oliveb Wiswall 

The Value of a House and Barn the Property of the Widow Ruth Bird, 
destroyed by the British Troops in February 1776, apprized by me the 

Dwelling House 36 feet by 30 @ £300. 0. 

A Barn 20 Feet Square @ 25. 0. 

£325. 0. 
Edwjlbd Pierce. 

Estimate of Damages done by the British Troops to Mr. Enoch Wiswell 
of Dorchester Neck. 

A Bam 42 feet Long 28 feet wide 88. 0. 

3 tons English Hay @ £3. 9. 0. 

2 Ploughs @26/8 2. 13. 4 

1 pr Cart Wheels 2. 2. 8 

2 Flax Brakes @ 8/ 16. 
1 Large Brass Kettle Cont^ 1 bb* 4. 0. 

Sworn to by John Wbwell £106. 12. 

An Account of the Damage that Hopestill Withington Sustidned by the 

British Troops in February 1776, According to the best of my Knowledge. 

s D. 
To a Dwelling House 40 Feet by 20 £50. 0. 

To a Bam 30 Feet by 20 15. 0. 

To two Feather Beds, and Bedding 18. 0. 

To several Chairs & Some Tables &c 4. 0. 

£87. 0. 
James Withington. 

Damages Done by the British Troops in 1776 to ye Estate of ye heirs 
of ye late Samuel Blake of Dorchester, was y® Burning of his Dwelling 
bouse & Bam upon Dorchester Necke (so Called) y^ Value of said House 
is two hundred Pounds LawfuU Money ye Bam being But half Said Blakes 
18 Forty Pounds Lawfull Money. 

This Elstamation was made By James Blake Ju' of said Dorchester. 
1782, May y« 2<* 

Damages done by the British Troops in 1776, To y^ Estate of M' James 
Blake of Dorchester, was y^ Burning of his Dwelling House & Bam upon 
Dorchester Neck, (so Called) y^ Value of Said House is two Hundred 
Pounds Lawfull Money; ye Bam being But half said Blakes is Forty 
Pounds Lawfull Money. 

This Estamation was made By James Blake J"' of said Dorchester. 
1782, May y* t^ 

▼OL. LIU. 12 

186 Anoettty of the Hoar Family in America. [Aptil, 



A Compilation from Collections made by the Honorable Gbobgb Fsisbib Hoab. 

By Hbnbt S. Noubse, of Lancaster, Mass. 
[Continued from page 101.] 

Will of Charles Ho are (Junior) of Gloucester, 1638. 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury. 

In the name of God Almightie Creator of all thinges and in Jesus Christ 
his deare and only son my most bountifiill loveing Saviour and in the 
blessed spiritt my comforter Amen I Charles Hoare of the dttie of Gloiioe»- 
ter being weake in body but perfect in memory blessed be my good god 
therefore, Doe hereby declare that my last will and testament as followeth 
ffirst I bequeath my soule into the handes of Grod that created it and my 
deare Saviour that soe dearlie ransom'd it with full confidence thorough his 
merrittes that after the end of this life it shall rest w^ him everlastingly. 
And my bodie to the earthe from whence it came w^ full assurance that 
at the last daie when my Saviour shall appeare in glory it shalbe by his 
power raised upp to the resurrection of the iust, And for the estate it hath 
pleased god to lend imto me of the thinges of this world I thus Hii^^o^ 
ffirst that with as much convenient speede as may well be all my rentes and 
debtes sett downe under my hand and all other if any be and can appeare 
to be due shalbe paid. Item I give to my brother Thomas Hoare twentie 
poundes, to my sister £linor Bailies f ortie shillinges, to my brother William 
Hincksmau and Walter Hincksman and Edward Hincksman and my sister 
ffounes twentye shillinges a peece in gould, alsoe I give to my brother 
Thomas Hincksman five poimdes and to my servant John Sponar at pres- 
berie five markes and to his wife five nobles and to Thomas Prichard my 
servant fortie shillinges and to Thomas Ade my servant tenn shillinges, 
Alsoe I give to Mr. Thomas Veil and to Alderman Hill and Mr. Leonard 
Tarne my brother lawes and my brother too new rings for my sake, and to 
good Mr. Workman our faithf ull watchman forty shillings. Alsoe I give 
unto my welbeloved wife Joane Hoare ye some of three hundred and fiftie 
poundes and to my sonne John Hoare twoe hundred poundes and to my son 
Daniell Hoare one hundred and fiftie poundes and to my daughter Joane 
Hoare a hundred poundes and to my son Leonard Hoare one hundred 
poundes and my will is that my wife shall have the furniture of houshold 
that I have in all places at her disposing during her life and after to come 
indif erentlie amongst my children except the goodes at Thomebery w** was 
deliuered me by the sheriff e by vertue of an elegit, all w**-** I give unto my 
daughter Margerie Mathewe presentlie after my decease. Alsoe I give 
unto my sonn Thomas Hoare twentie poundes. Alsoe I give to the said 
Margery my daughter and her sonne Charles Mathewe twoe hundred 
poundes and my will is that soe longe as this twoe hundred poundes remanies 
in the stocke which I shall leave (which shalbe till my executors and over- 
seers shall allowe thereof for her good to lett him have it») there shalbe 

1^9.3 Aficesiry of ike Hoar Family in America. 187 

onto lier and her eaane sixteene poandeB a yeare qoarterly paid and my will 
and desire i& that the stocke I shall leave unto my wife and the fonre first 
named children with the twoe hundred poondes given my daughter shalbe 
used and imployed uppon the three hargaines I have taken at Encombe, 
Presbery and Slimsbridg and my wife and the fonre children to have their 
maintenance out of it, and my will is that my sonne Leonard shalbe care- 
fullie kept at Schoole and when hee is fitt for itt to be carefullie placed at 
Oxford, and if ye Lord shall see fitt, to make him a Minister unto his peo- 
ple and that all y* charge thereof shalbe discharged out of the proffitt 
which it shall ]^ease god to send out of the stocke and that all the rest of 
my estate unbeqoeathed all debtes and expence being discharged shalbe 
equallie deuided betweene my wife and my twoe sonnes Daniell and John, 
and Joane, and the profittes of the said stocke to accrewe unto them alsoe 
untill my executors and my overseers shall agree for their good to lett any 
of them haue their porcons for their p'ferment. Only this excepted that 
my Sonne Leonard diall have accrue and dewe unto him out of this estate 
six poundes a yeare to bee*paid unto him by the foresaid hundred poundes 
when my executors and overseers shall allowe of it to be for his prefer- 
ment and if anie of my children shall die before they come to make use of 
tlieir poroons my will is that poroons soe falling out shalbe equallie devided 
amongBt my five childr^i nowe with me and my sonne Thomas aforesaid 
and if it dbiall soe happen that the stocke bequeathed be not founde fitt to 
be im{doyed as I have directed but I trust y^ Lord will soe blesse that hap- 
pie trade of life unto them that some of them will never give over but if 
aoe should be then my will is that my executors pay in ye porcons unto 
them if they bee att age or els to paie it in or good securitie to my over- 
seers and my will is that as I have agreed with Mr. Thomas Yell and 
p'mised there shall alwaies be really upon the groundes att Encome which 
I have taken of him for Eight yeares eight hundred of the best ewes to 
stand for his securitie untill all rentes and dewes whatsoever shalbe really 
paid onto him, and now deare saviour spreade thy armes of mercie over me 
purge away my synnes though they are many and greate and my faith 
weuke lett thy power be scene in my weaknes and thy strength in my mani- 
foold infirmities keepe me from that evill one and R€^ive me to thy mercy 
to whom with god the father and the holie spiritt be all glorie and power 
and thankes giveinge both nowe and for evermore Amen this 25th day of 
September 1638. By me Cha: Hoare: ffurther I give unto my sonne 
John Hoare fortie poondes more w^ shall accrewe unto him when all the 
other are satisfied out of the estate. 

Admon granted 21 Dec 1638 — to Joane Hoare the relict* 

The Mr. Thomas Veil mentioned appears to have been active in 
pablic aflfkirs of Gloucestershire in his day, and sided with the Puri- 
tans in the early part of the Civil war ; but was one of the deputa- 
tion to welcome Charles U. on his restoration. 

The ^ good Mr. Workman our faithful watchman " refers to John 
Workman, a native of Gloucestershire whose persecution by Arch- 
bishop Laud was, according to Laud himself, insisted upon more 
than any other charge at the trial of that prelate. Workman, for 

• KoTSw— Tkia wfll was printed in the Nbw-Enolakd Historical ahd Gekbalooi- 
CAI. BsGiSTBR lor October, 1891. A compariaon of the printed copy with the original 
at S w ar ae t House, is the aathority for two important corrections now made. 

188 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. [April, 

certain utterances against the use of pictures and images in churches, 
and his condemnation of '^ mixed dancing/' was brought before the 
high commission at Lambeth, suspended flrom the ministry, 'excom- 
municated, required to make restitution and to pay costs of suit, 
and thrown into prison. He then taught school to support his 
large family, but Laud hearing of this forbade his teaching chil- 
dren. He next sought a living by the practice of medicine, but 
died in great poverty January, 1641. The Corporation of Glouces- 
ter, in 1633, granted Mr. Workman an annuity of £20. For this 
act the mayor, town clerk and several of the aldermen were prose- 
cuted in the High Commission Court. Charles Hoare was doubt- 
less one of the offending aldermen. (Brook's '* Puritans," 2, 434.) 

Charles Hoare's house is still standing on Southgate street, oecu- 
pied by the printing and publishing house of the Gloucester Ghron^ 

All of the children named in the will except Thomas came to 
America probably within two years after the death of their father, 
for the first child of Margery, who married Henry Flynt of Brain- 
tree, was bom in July, 1642. Their mother Joanna came with 
them : ^ the common origin of that remarkable progeny, in which 
statesmen, jurists, lawyers, orators, poets, story-tellers and philoso- 
phers seem to vie with each other in recognized eminence.'' (Charles 
Francis Adams in "Three Episodes of Massachusetts History".) 
She died at Braintree 10 mo. 21, 1661, according to Braintree 
Records. This date is confirmed by an entry in an almanac onoe 
belonging to Rev. Henry Flynt. "Dec. 22, 1661, ye midnight be- 
fore my mother Hoar dyed and was buried ye — " She was interred 
in the same grave with her son Leonard, in the old Quincy bury- 
ing ground. In 1892 the Honorable George F. Hoar erected a 
memorial to his ancestress and her daughter-in-law. It is in form 
a double headstone, shaped from a large, thick slab of slate. 
Following are the two inscriptions : 

Joaniia Hoare | died in Braintree J September 2 P*, 1651. | She was 
widow of I Charles Hoare, | Sheriff of | Gloucester, England, | who 
died 1638. | She came to | New England | with five children | about 

Bridget, | widow of President | Leonard Hoar, | died May 25, 
1723 I daughter of | John Lord Lisle, | President of the | High Court 
of Justice, I Lord Commissioner of | the Great Seal, who | drew the 
indictment | and sentence of | King Charles I, and | was murdered 
at I Lausanne Aug. ll'*' 1664, | and of Lady Alicia Lisle, | who was 
beheaded by | the brutal judgment | of Jeffries 1685. | She was 
nearly akin | by marriage to | Lord William Russell. | 

Thomas Hoare, probably the oldest of the surviving children of 
Charles at his death, did not accompany his brothers and sisters to 
New England. According to the register of St. Mary de Crypt he 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 189 

wa8 baptized June 15, 1612. A translation of the record of his 
apprenticeship to his father dated 1625, is as follows : — 

Thomas Hoare son of Charles Hoare of the City of Gloucester, Brewer, 
binds himself apprentice to the said Charles his father by indenture dating 
from the day of the Feast of Purification of St. Mary the Virgin (Feb. 
2,) in the year of the reign of King Charles now of England the first, for 
the term of twelve years etc. paying at the end of the term two suits of 

The name of Thomas Hoare appears among early settlers in old 
Norfolk, Massachusetts, and was common in Gloucestershire ; but 
the identity of either of the persons bearing this name with the son 
of Charles has not been established. One of the name was church- 
warden of St. Mary de Crypt Church, Gloucester, in 1636. 

Maboery Hoare was married to John Matthews at St. Nicholas 
Church in Gloucester, December 25, 1633, and had a son Charles 
who is mentioned in his grandfather Hoare's will. She was a widow, 
and probably childless, when she came to New England. She mar- 
ried for her second husband Rev. Henry Flynt of Braintree. He is 
supposed to have been bom at Matlock, Derbyshire, England. In 
politics he was of the party of Sir Henry Vane, and his theological 
yiews led him to take, for a time at least, the unpopular side in the 
Antinomian controversy. The inscription upon his tombstone in 
Qoincy is as follows : — 

Here Lyes interred ye Body of ye Rev'd Mr. Henry Flynt, 
who came to New England in ye Year 1635, was 
Ordained ve first Teacher of ye Church of Bratntry 
1639 and Died April 27th. 1668. He had ye 
Character of a Grentleman Remarkable for his 
Piety, Learning, Wisdom, & Fidelity in his Office. 
By him on his right hand lyes the Body of Margery, 
his beloved consort, who Died March 1 686-7, her 
maiden name was Hoar. She was a Gentlewoman 
of Piety, Prudence, & peculiarly accomplished 
for instructing young Gentlewoemen, many being 
sent to her from other Towns, especially from Boston. 
They descended from antient and good familys in England. 

The ten children bom to Henry and Margery Flynt as recorded 
in Braintree Records were : — 

1. DoROTHT, b. 21. 5 mo. 1642; married Samuel Shephardy 1666. 

2. Ann AH, b. 11. 7 mo. 1643; married John Dassettj 1662. 

3. JosiAH, b. 24. 6 mo. 1645; married Esther WiUet, 

A. Margarett, b. 20. 4 mo. 1647; died 29, 6 mo. 1648. 

5. Joanna, b. 18. 12 mo. 1648; married NocJi Newman 1669. 

6. David, b. 11. 11 mo. 1651 ; died 21. 1 mo. 1652. 

7. Seth, b. 2. 2 mo. 1653. 

8. Ruth, b. 31. 11 mo. 1654. 

9. 10. Cotton and John, b. 16. 7 ma 1656; died 20. 9 mo. 1656. 

190 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. {^AgnSL, 

Mr. Flynt accumulated conoiderable properly for a country ckr- 
gyman. The eldest son, Josiah, was graduated at Ebrvmrd College 
in 1664, and was ordained the successor of Rev. Richard Mather at 
Dorchester December 27, 1671. He died at the early age of thirty- 
five years, September 16, 1680. His wife was Esther, dai^ter 
of Captain Thomas Willett, first mayor of New York city. Of her 
four children one was the noted bachelor Tutor Flynt who served 
Harvard College for the unexampled term of fifty-five years — 1699- 
1754 — and died in 1760. Her daughter Dorothy married EdmMid 
Quincy, May 11, 1678, and thus the Quincy fiinuly derives desoent 
firom Joanna Hincksman Hoare through both of her daughterB» 
Joanna and Margery. Mrs. Dorothy Flynt Quincy died in 1737. 
The house in Which she lived, built by Colonel Edmond Quincy in 
1685, still stands, a characteristic example of domestic colonial 
architecture. Among the more famous of her numerous descend- 
ants are those members of the Holmes, Wendell, Jackson, Lowdl 
and Quincy families whose names are household words in Massa- 
chusetts, and also Gen. Terry, the hero of Fort Fisher. 

John Hoare must have been younger by several years than hb 
brother Thomas, for at his fathei^s death in 1638, his apprentice- 
ship, a translation of the record of which is given below, had but 
half expired. If apprenticeships terminated when the apprentioe 
came of age, John Hoare was but eleven years old when bound to 
his father. 

1633. John Hoare son of Charles Hoare of the City of Gloocester, 
Brewer, binds himself apprentioe to the aforesaid Charles his &ther and 
Johanna his wife by Indenture made on the day of the Feast of St. James 
the Apostle (May 11.) in the year of the reign of King Charles I. now of 
England etc. the eighth for the term of ten years from the feast etc. pay- 
ing at the end of the term six shillings legal money of England. 

John appears in Scituate, Massachusetts, as bearing arms in 
1643. The historian of that town, Samuel Dcane, relates that he 
was, while there resident, always engaged in the business of the 
town, and in drafting of deeds, bonds, etc., and is occasionally 
called a lawyer. He had lands adjoining Mosquashcut pond whidi 
he sold to the lawyer John Saffin in 1659, when he removed to 
Concord. His ability, vigor and originality of thought and action 
soon made him one of the prominent figures in Concord and vicin** 
ity, but he is found often at odds with the ecclesiastical oligarchy of 
the times. Whether like his sometime neighbor at Lancaster, John 
Prescott — to whose son he gave his oldest daughter — he sympa- 
thized with the Presbyterian criticisms of the theocratic restriction 
of political and religious privileges in the colony, is not known, but 
he strongly resembled Prescott in his persistency, enterprise and 
altruistic spirit. He wae not only independent in speech, but rashly 
sharp of tongue and pen, and suffered accordingly at the hands of 

1899*] Aneesiry of the Hoar Family in America. 191 

jealooB snthoritf • The story of his disbannent ia best told hj the 
oijgiiud documents : — 

In answer to the peticon or remonstrance of John Hoare, the Court find- 
ing that seyerall of the magistrates, and some others, are impeached for not 
doing justice and other complaints of a very high nature, doe therefore or- 
der that a hearing be granted to the peticoner, and that due notice be given 
to the comphiynant to appeare to make good his severall charges, or other- 
wise to' giYO reason for the same. Notice was given accordingly to the 
sayd Hoare, and the sajd John Hoare appearing in Court, his peticon or 
remonstrance being read wth such euidences as he produced, the Court pro- 
ceeded as f olloweth : — Whereas John Hoare, of Concord, hath presented 
to this Court a petition or remonstrance, wherein he complains of great 
wrongs and injuryes he hath susteyned as his brother's agent, by reason he 
cooM not obtejne justice in some of our Courts of judicature in seuerall 
actions depending betweene himself, as agent and Lieut Richard Cooke, of 
Boston, the Court having affoorded him large liberty and oppertunity to 
make good his charges, and hauing heard all his allegations together wth 
such witnesses as were produced to proove the same and duelj weighed the 
case, doe judge his complaints to be groundless and unjust, and his offences 
to be of a very high nature, tending not only to the dishonour of Grod, but 
to the scandall and reproach of seuerall of our Courts, honer'd magestrates, 
and officers of Court. That due witnes may be borne against such sinfuU 
practises, and gouerment of this jurisdiccon under his majestjes royall 
charter, may be upheld and majntayned, this Court doeth order, that the 
sayd Hoare shaU find suertjes bound in one hundred pounds for his good 
bc^nior during the Court's pleasure, and that henceforth he shall be dis- 
abled to plead any cases but his owne in this jurisdiction, and also that he 
pay as a fine the sume of fifty pounds for such his miscarriages, and be 
imprisoned till it be pajd, or security given for the same. Whereas John 
Hoare, contrary to express order of the Court, hath withdrawn himself 
from the Court before his sentence was declared, the secretary is appointed 
by the Court to send for him, and require the performance of the sentence 
of this Court to all intents and purposes therein conteyned. 

(Massachusetts Records, Vol. IV. Part 11, p. 291—1665.) 

In answer to the peticon of John Hoare, humbly desiring the favour of 
this Coort to release him of his bonds of good behaviour and to make such 
abatement of his fine as their wisdomes shall judge meete. The Court 
jndgeth it meete, and orders, the peticoner be released his bonds of good be- 
haviour, and that twenty pounds of his fine be abated him. 

(Massachusetts Records, Vol. lY. Part 11, p. 301 — 1666.) 

In ans'r to the petition of Alice, the wife of John Hoare, of Concord, 
the Court jodgeth it meete, on the petitioner's satisfjdng and paying in to 
the TVeasnrer to his content the sume of tenn pounds to abate the remain- 
der of her husband's fine yet remaining and unpaid. 

(Massachusetts Records, Vol. IV. Part 11, p. 387—1668.) 

In 1668 John Hoare was charged before the county court of say- 
ing at the public house of Ensign William Buss ^ that the Blessing 
Mister Bulkeley pronounced in dismissing the publique Assembly 
in tiie Meeting-house was no better than vane babbling." Upon 
cmrriction of what the law of 1646 calls ^ the disparagement of the 

192 Ancestry of the Soar Family in America. [April, 

Jjord's holy ordinance and making God's ways contemptible and 
ridiculoufr" he was fined ten pounds. He was also caUed upon to 
answer to the Court on two occasions '' for neglecting the public 
worship of God on the Lord's day." (County Court Files, 1668— 

In November, 1675, food and fuel failed the little community of 
Christian Indians at Nashoba, and a committee composed of Major 
Daniel Gookin, Major Simon Willard and Rev. John Eliot, the 
selectmen consenting, caused their removal to Concord. They 
numbered fifty-eight men, women and children, and no man in 
Concord could be prevailed upon to take charge of them until John 
Hoare consented to do so. He gave them quarters in his own house 
and offices, and began the building of a workshop and palisade 
wherein they could labor by day and be safely kept at night. Tlie 
whole land was overshadowed by the horrors of Indian warfare, and 
^ in the frontier towns the howling of a wolf or the hooting of an 
owl, indistinctly heard, sent paUor to the cheeks and the chill of 
fear to the hearts of wives and mothers, lest it might be the war- 
whoop of Philip's savage crew, or the death shriek of an absent son, 
father or husband. In the midst of the public panic came the false 
rumor that some of Eliot's converts were among the bloodHstained 
murderers. Mrs. Kowlandson has informed us that she waa told by 
her captors, and she evidently believed, that the seven persons 
killed at Lancaster, August 22, 1675 ^were slain and mangled in 
a barbarous manner by one-eyed John and Marlborough's praying 
Indians." Yet the red men so accused, seized and taken to Boston 
by Captain Mosely, upon their trial proved an undoubted alibi. It 
was not strange in a time of such excitement that many of the 
people of Concord were greatly troubled by the presence among 
them of Mr. Hoare'e wards. Suddenly upon a Lord's day the 
most brutal of the Colony captains, Samuel Mosely, appeared in 
the Concord meeting-house with his rough troopers, probably by 
invitation of the dissatisfied, and after the ser\'ice declared his 
intention to remove the Nashoba Indians to Boston. Receiving 
what he considered due encouragement, he without authority and 
in spite of the vigorous protests of John Hoare, broke into his 
premises and sent " the heathen " robbed of most of their personal 
property, down to Deer Island under a guard of twenty soldiers. 
The story is told at length in Major Daniel Gookin's History of 
the Christian Indians. {See Archseologica Americana, p. 495, et 
seq,^ The colonial governor and council were not well pleased 
by ]\Iosely's contemptuous assumption of their powers, but did 
not dare to bring him to bar for his atrocious oiFence, nor did they 
recompense the brave John Hoare for his losses, which Gookm 
acknowledges ''were considerable." Soon followed the massacre 
of February 10, 1676, at Lancaster, and when the governor and 
council sought to ransom the captive women and children they could 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America, 193 

find no efficient help until the abused Nashoba Christians came to 
dieir aidy and bore their messages to the then haughty sagamores 
April 3 and 28. With them on the latter date went John Hoare 
at the solicitation of the minister , Joseph Rowlandson. The histo- 
riauy Hubbard, mentions the heroism, but forgets the hero's name 
who risked more than life in putting himself into the power of the 
merciless : ^ A person formerly acquainted w^ith the Indians about 
Lancaster, did adventure upon the forementioned overtures, to go 
amongst them to try if he could not prevail with them for the 
redemption of the minister's wife, .... and through the 
favour of him who having the hearts of all in his hand, inclines 
them as he pleases, obtained the desired end for an inconsiderable 
sum, which gave encouragement to the council to send two mes- 
sengers on the like errand the same week, to procure the redemp- 
tion of others, not without success." These two messengers were 
Seth Perry sent on May 3, and Jonathan Prescott, John Hoare's 
flon-in-law, on May 5. 

Mrs. Rowlandson in her Narrative gives us a more lively picture 
of the trials of the embassy to the sachems at Wachuset : 

On a Sabbath-day (April 30), the son being about an hour high, in the 
afternoon, came Mr. John Hoar, (the Cooncil permitting him, and his own 
foreward spirit inclining bim) together with the two forementioned Indians, 
Tom and Peter, with their thiid Letter from the Council. When they 
came near, I was abroad though I saw them not ; they presently called me 
in and bade me sit down and not stir. They then catched up their Guns 
and away they ran as if an Enemy had been at hand, and the Guns went 
off apace. I manifested some great trouble, and they asked me what was 
the matter ? I told them I thought they had killed the Englishman (for 
they had in the mean time told me that an Englishman was come). They 
said no ; They shot over his Horse, and under and before his Horse, and 
they pushed him this way and that way, at their pleasure, shewing what 
they could do- Then they let him come to their Wigwams. I begged of 
them to let me see the Englishman but they would not : . . . . When 

they had talked their fill with him, they suffered me to go to him I 

now asked them whether I should go home with Mr. Hoar ? they answered 
no, one and another of them ; and it being night, we lay down with that 
answer. In the morning, Mr. Hoar invited the Saggamores to Dinner; 
bat when we went to get it ready, we found they had stolen the greatest 
part of the Provision Mr. Hoar had brought out of the bags in the night ; 
and we may see the wonderfull power of God in that one passage, in that 
when there was such a great number of the Indians together, and so greedy 
of a little good food, and no English there but Mr. Hoar and myself, that 
they did not knock us in the head and take what we had ; there l)eing not 
only some Provision, but also Trading-cloth a part of the twenty pounds 

agreed upon At night I asked them again if I should go home? 

They all as one said No, except my Husband would come for me. When 
we were lain down, my Master went out of the Wigwam, and by-and-by 
sent in an Indian called James the Printer, who told Mr. Hoar, that my 
Mast<er would let me go home tomorrow, if he would let him have one pint 
of Liquors On Tuesday morning they call their Greneral Court 

194 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. [Aprit, 

(a8 they call it) to consalt and determine whether 1 should go home or no. 
And they all as one man did seemingly consent to it that I should go home 

except Philip who would not come among them About the Son 

going down, Mr. Hoar and myself, and the two Indians, came to Lancaster 
and a solemn sight it was to me. There had I lived many comfortable 
years amongst my Relations and Neighbours ; and now not one Christian 
to be seen, nor one house left standing. We went on to a Farm-hooae 
thet was yet standing, where we lay all night, and a comfortable lodging 
we had, though nothing but straw to lye on. The Lord preserved us in 
safety that ni^ht, and raised us up again in the morning, and canied at 
along, that before noon we came to C^cord. 

Before the war with the Indians was at an end John Hoare snf- 
fered an even more severe trial in the misfortune of his only son, a 
young man of twenty-six years. August 11, 1676, the grand jniyf 
upon complaint of certain Christian Indians, presented and indicted 
Daniel Goble, Stephen Goble, Nathaniel Wilder and Daniel Hoare 
all of Concord, " for that they not hauing the feare of God before 
their eyes & being Investigated by the Divil w*** other his Acoom- 
plises at or on the 7th of August last, at or neere to Hurtlebmy 
hill, in the woods in the precincts of Concord or neere therevnto 
did murder & kill three Indian weomen & three Indian Children 
contrary to the peace of Soueraigne Lord the King, his Crowne & 
dignitye the law of Gt>d & of this Jurisdiction." The jury in die 
cases of Wilder and Hoare found a speciall verdict : ^ If being 
present & seing the fact done & concenting, it be murder then we 
find him gilty according to Inditement, if not not gilty.'' Stephen 
Goble was executed September 21, and Daniel Goble, September 
26, several Indians sufiering on the gallows the same day, as is told 
in the Diary of Samuel Sewall, I. pp. 21 and 22. The youths 
misled by them were pardoned. 

1 1*^ Oct. 1 676. Upon the humble peticon of Daniel Hoare & Nathanieil 
Wilder, presented to this Court, acknouledging the justice of this Court, 
& begjjin|( pardon for their lives, the Court have granted their petition and 
accordingly doe remitt the sentence of death passed against them, and 
order, that they pay prison charges and tenn pounds apeece money, halfe 
towards the charge of witnesses, to be payd to the Tresurer of the Coun- 
try, and the other halfe to Andrew Pittime & Swagon, ye Indians prose- 
cuting against them : on payment whereof they are discharged. (Massa- 
chusetts Records, Vol. V. p. 117.) 

In a petition to the General Court, dated June 3, 1680, John 
Hoare calls himself of Braintree, having taken up his residence 
there temporarily. He asks relief from his sentence, saying : ** I 
am now grown old, not like long to continue in this world, and 
loath to leave such a remembrance upon my name or to my children." 
The Council voted to grant his request, but the Deputies refused 

The original of the following petition is in possession of the Hon- 
orable George F. Hoar : 

1899.] AneeHrjf of the Hoar Family in America. 196 

To the Hono'rd Generall Court Now Assembled 
In Boston May 24th. 1682. 

Tlie Humble Petition of John Hoare — 
Hamblj Sheweth that wheras in the yeare 1665 yo'r Poor Petitioner was 
comitled to Prison forced to find snretyes for his good behayiour and also 
lyned firety pound for doing such things as I humbly conceived were but 
my duty and also prohibited from pleadding any bodies cans but my owne : 
Now yo'r poor Petitioner hath a long time layne under the smart of these 
sufferings and hath often moved for a release but such hath bene the un- 
happyness of yo'r Poor Suppliant that he hath not yet obtained such a good 
day the want whereof haUi bene greatly prejuditiall to my Brother Mr. 
Duiiel Hoare his Estate and so my owne and also unto my name and 
famyly. The perticulars in my petition then exhibited to ihe Honor'd 
Generall Court wear such as my Brother Mr Henery Flint of Brantrey & 
Mr Edmond Browne of Sudbury did judge would not give any ofence. 
And in that hope I did present it. 

I Humbly now present to this Hon'rd Court that in the time of the warr 
I tooke the dia rge ef about sixty Indians belonging to Nashoby by the 
otder of Majo'r Willerd, Majo*r Gookin, Mr. Eliott, and the select men of 
Cmieord. I built them a fort that cost mee of my own estate fourty pounds 
Mid went with my teame in Hazard of my life to save and bring home 
there Come and also borrowed Rey and hors for them to plant and sow 
whioh I was forced to pay for myseLEe. I also made severall Journeys to 
Lancaster and to the Counsell and two Joumies to the Indians to redeme 
Mrs. Bowlinson and Grood wife Kettle with two horses and provisions and 
gave the sagamores considerably of my owne estate above whatever I 
received of the Countrey and by the favor of god obtained of them that 
they would fight noe more but in ther owne defence : Seth Perry also had 
sev^aU things of mee to give the Indians that hee might escape with his 

My Bonn Daniel Hoare also was Indicted for his life yet by divine provi- 
dence was spared, yet was sentanced to pay five pounds to the Indians and 
^ye pound to the Countrey tho' as I humbly Conceive he had not broken 
any Law. 

My Humble Supplication on all accounts to this Hon'rd Court is that I 
nugfat be sett att liberty from my sentence and may enjoy the liberty of 
an English man, and also that the Cor't would pleas to remitt my son 
Daniel s sentanoe. And if they pleas to grant me some small parcell of 
Land to comfort my wife with respect unto all her sufferings by my dis- 
bvnements for the Countrey as above recited. 

And yo'r Petitioner shall give thanks to the Lord and you 

And shall ever Pray Sbc 

John Hoare. 

The magistrates consented to release John Hoare from his bonds 
and from the restraint laid upon him as to his pleading in the courts 
and also ^ that considering his pnblike service & costs in securing 
die Nashoby Indians at his house in Concord by order of this Court's 
Comittee for severall moneths in time of said warr, and for his 
adventuring his life to goe up to the Indians in the time of the warr 
the suocesae whereof was the Redeeming of some Captives par- 
ticnlarlj Mrs. Bowlandson " two hundred acres of land should be 

196 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. [April, 

granted his family. The deputies refused to concur and the follow- 
ing is the final answer of the Court : 

In ans*r to the peticon of John Hoare, and on further consideration 
thereof the Court judge meet' for his service donne for the publick etc. to 
grant to the wife and children of the sajd John Iloare two hundred acres 
of land in any comon lands from former grants, and not hindering a plan- 
tation. (Massachusetts Records, Vol. V. 359.) 

John Hoare owned about three hundred acres in the western part 
of Concord, but exchanged the larger portion of this with Edward 
Wright, in 1672, for an estate in the Kast Quarter and for ^'all the 
right, title and interest w*'^ Edward Wright of Concord aforesaid, 
husbandman, hath or should have in and to certain houses, lands 
and hereditaments etc. in the Loi^ship of Castle Browmick (?) in 
the County of Warwick in the Kingdom of England." (See Mid- 
dlesex Deeds, IV. 409). He died AprU 2, 1704, and his wife 

Alice died June 5, 1696. Samuel Sewall makes in his 

Diary but one noteworthy mention of Mr. Hoare. Under date of 
Friday, Nov. 8, 1690, he writes, " Jn'o Hoar comes into the Lobby 
and sais he comes from the Lord, by the Lord, to speak for the 
Lord : Complains that Sins as bad as Sodom's found here." We 
may therefore infer that neither imprisonment nor fines nor old age 
could put a curb upon John Hoare's freedom of speech. 

The children of John* and Alice Hoare were three: 

1. Elizabeth,' married December 23, 1675, Jonathan Prescott of Lan- 
caster, being his second wife. To them six children were bom : 

i. Jonathan,' b. April 5, 1677; a noted physician; m. July 9, 1701, 

Rebecca Bulkeley ; d. Oct. 28, 1729, and had eleven children, 
ii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 27, 1078; ra. John Fowle of Woburn. 

iii. Dorothy, b. March 31, 1681; m. July 14, 1702, Edward Bulkeley; d. 
at Wethersfleld, Conn., in 1748. 

Iv. John, b. May 13, 1688; d. Jan. 28, 1706. 

V. Mary, b. Aug. 14, 1685; m. April 16, 1702, John Miles, and had six 

vi. Benjamin, b. Sept. 16, 1687; was graduated at Harvard 1703; clergy- 
man; d. May 27, 1777; m. (1st) Elizabeth Hijrginson of Salem, in 
1715; (2d) Mercy Gibbs, in 1732; and (3d) Mrs. Mary (Peppcrell) 
Colnian, in 1748. By the tlrst he had five children, of whom Benja- 
min m. Uebecca Minot of Salem, and had a daughter Rebecca who 
became. May 12, 1763, the second wife of Hon. Roger Sherman, a 
signer of the Declaration of Independence, and U. S. Senator from 
Connecticut, from 1791 to his death in 1793. Their youngest daugh- 
ter, Sarah Sherman, Oct. 13, 1812, m. Hon. Samuel Hoar of Concord, 
and of her elder sisters. Rebecca and Klizabeth in succession became 
the wives of Judge Simeon Baldwin of New Haven. Rebecca was 
the mother of Roger S. Baldwin, Governor and Senator, who argued 
the famous-Armistead case, and grandmother of Judge Simeon E. 
Baldwin. Mehitable m. for her second husband Jeremiah Evarts, 
Esq.. the Honorable William Maxwell Evarts being her son. Martha 
married Jeremiah Day, President of Yale College, and was the mother 
of Hon. Sherman Day, author of Pennsylvania Historical Collections 
and State Surveyor of California. 

Jonathan Prescott d. Dec. 5, 1721, his fourth wife surviving blm. 
His second wife, Elizabeth Hoar, d. Sept. 25, 1687. 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 197 

2. Mabt,' married Benjamin Graves, October 21, 1668. 

3. Daniel, bom 1650; married July 16, 1677, Mary Stratton, daugh- 

ter of Samuel and Mary (Fry), and (2d) Mary Lee, October 16, 
1717. By the first wife he had eleven children : 

L John,* b. Oct. 24, 1678, at Watertown; d. March 1, 1764, in Sudbury. 
By wife Ruth had ten children : 1. Nehemiah* b. Oct. 19, 1704; d. 
Dec. 2, 1718. 2. Jonathan, b. May 30, 1706; d. Nov. 8, 1719. 3. 
0/tver, b. Oct. 14, 1707 ; d. May 29, 1711. 4. John, b. March 22, 1709 ; 
d. Aug. 28, 1711. 5. Submit, b. Sept. 5, 1711. 6. Buth, b. Dec. 11, 
1713; m. April 20, 1732, Amos Sanderson. 7. Dorothy, b. Feb. 22, 
1714. 8. John, b. Jan. 2, 1715; d. Nov. 17, 1715. 9. Jotiah, b. Jan. 
2, 1717. 10. Abigail, b. Nov. 15, 1720. 

il. Leonard, captain, d. April, 1771, aged 87, in Brim field. By his wife 
Esther bad eight children : 1. Joseph, b. Dec. 5, 1707. 2. Daniel, b. 
May 7, 1709. 3. Sarah, b. Sept. 3, 1710. 4. Leonard, b. Dec. 17, 
1711. 6. David, b. Feb. 23, 1713. 6. Charles, b. Dec. 25, 1714. 7. 
Edmond, b. July 19, 1716. 8. Esther, b. April 7, 1719. Many of the 
descendants of this Brlmfield branch of the family in 1838 took the 
surnames Hale and Homer. 

ilL Daniel, b. 1680 ; lieutenant ; m. Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah 
(Temple) Jones, Dec. 20, 1705. She was b. at Concord, June 4, 1686. 
They lived a mile easterly from Concord Centre. Daniel's epitaph in 
the Old Concord Burying Ground is surmounted by a coat of arms — 
a double headed eagle — and the words ** Paternal Coat Armor." The 
inscription is as follows : 

Lieut Daniel Hoar 

Obt. Feb'r ye 8th 1773 JEt 93. 

By Honest Industry & Prudent 

Oeconomy he acquired a band- 

Som Fortune for a man in Privet 

Carrecter. He Injoyed a long Life 

& uninterrupted state of health 

Blessings that ever attend Exer- 

Sies & Temperance. 


Heres the last end of mortal story. 

He's Dead. 

Lieut. Daniel Hoar had seven children : 1. John,* b. Jan. 6, 1707 ; 
m. (1st) Esther Pierce of Lexington, June 13. 1734; m. (2d) Aug. 21, 
1740, Elizabeth Coolidge, daughter of Capt. Joseph, b. Jan. 5, 1720. 
By the first wife he had two, by the second nine children. He died 
in Lincoln, May 16, 1786, and his widow d. March 10, 1791. John 
Hoar was a resident of Lexington, Watertown and Lincoln, the 
changes not being wholly due to removals, bat partly to alterations 
in town boundaries. He held varions town offices, was assessor and 
selectman for several years, and one of the founders of the church. 
During the French and Indian war, July 14, 1748, at Fort Dammer, 
he was taken prisoner and remained a captive among the Indians for 
three months. He participated in the fight at Concord Bridge, April 
19, 1775, being a member of the company of which his son Samuel 
was a lieutenant. His name leads those of the eight soldiers who 
made affidavit, April 23, 1775, to their experiences on the day of the 
fight, the first of the depositions sent to England by a fast sailing 
vessel from Salem. — (See Bemembrancer I., 85.) 2. Daniel, m. Nov. 
2, 1743, Rebecca Brooks ; d. in Westminster, leaving two sons and 
two daughters. 3. Lucy, m. John Brooks. 4. Timothy, b. 1716; m. 
Abigail Brooks, Jan. 23, 1752. 5. Jonathan, b. 1719; graduate of 
Harvard 1740^ major 1755, lieut.-colonel 1756, and colonel 1760, 
serving in the French and Indian war 1744-1763 ; appointed Governor 
of Newfoundland, etc., but died let. 52, in 1771, on his passage from 

England to the colonies. 6. Elizabeth, m. Whittemore. 7. 

Mary, m. Zachariah Whittemore. 


198 Parentage and Birth ofBev. John BoUneen. [ApfO, 

iv. Jonathan, d. at the Ctetle, a soldier, Oct. 96, 17<tt. 

Y. JosKPH, d. at sea, 1707. 
Ti. Bbnjamin, wife Bsther. 
Til. Mart, b. March 14, 1689; d. June 10, 170S. 
yiii. Samttel, b. April 6, 1691. 
ix. Isaac, b. Mi^ 18, 1695 ; m. Anna , and lived in Sadbnry. 

z. David, b. Nov. 14, 1698. 
zi. EuzABKTH, b. Feb. 22, 1701. 

The children of John^ Hoar, the son of Lieatenant Daniel, were : 

(1) Rebecca,* b. in Lexington, July 1» 1785 ; m. May 6, 1755, Josqih 


(2) Esther, b. in Watertown, Jan. 28, 1789 ; m. May 8, 1760, Bdmimd 

John, b. in Lexington, Jnly 14, 1741 ; d. yonng. 

Samnel, b. in Lexington, Aug. 28, 1748 ; often representative, State 
senator 1818-^1816; m. Susanna, daughter of Abijah and Thuik- 
ful (Brown) Peirce; d. May 22, 1782. He had ten children: 
(i.) Susanna,' b. Feb. 22, 1774; m. Rev. Robert Gray, (ii.) 
Thankfnl, b. April 6, 1776; m. Dr. Grosvenor Tarbell. (IIL} 
Samuel, b. May 18, 1778; A.B. Harvard 1802, LL.D. 1888; m. 
Sarah, daughter of Hon. Roger Sherman, Oct. 18, 1812, and had 
children: Elizabeth,^ 1814; Ebenezer Rockwood, 1816; Sarah 
Sherman, 1817 ; Samuel Johnson, 1820 ; Edward Sherman, 1828 ; 
George Frisbie, 1826. (iv.) Elizabeth, b. July 25, 1780; d. Jan. 
14, 1811. (V.) Abijah Peirce, b. Sept. 1, 1782; m. Sarah Hart- 
well, and changed his name to Abijah Hoar Peirce in 1811. (vl.) 
Nathaniel Peirce, b. Sept. 2, 1784; A.B. Harvard 1810; d. 1890. 
(vli.) William, b. Sept. 16, 1786: m. Mary Bemis, and changed 
his name to Hanson in 1818. (viii.) John, b. April 2, 1789 ; m. 
Hannah Brooks; d. May 14, 1881. (ix.) Polly Fiske, b. Jidy 11, 
1791 ; m. Capt. James Farrar ; d. May 12, 1818. (x.) Levina, b. 
Jan. 17, 1794. 

Elizabeth, b. in Lexington, Oct. 14, 1746. 

Mercy, b. in Lexington, Oct. 5, 1750. 

Sarah, b. in Lincoln, June 9, 1755; m. Feb. 17, 1790, Nehemiah 

(8) Leonard, b. in Lincoln, June 29, 1758; m. (Ist) Nov. 10, 1786, 
Eanice Wheeler, who d. May 16, 1820, set. 56 ; and (2d) Pamela 

, who d. 1829. He had six children : (i.) Mary Wheeler, 

b. May 26, 1787. (ii.) Eunice, b. Aug. 28, 1789. (iU.) Eliza- 
beth, b. July 6, 1793. (iv.) John, b. May 5. 1796. (v.) Edmund, 
b. July 21, 1798. (vi.) Joseph, b. Dec. 10, 1800; changed his 
name to Leonard Hoar in 1831. 

(9) Rebecca, b. Oct. 18, 1761 ; m. June 15, 1784, Joseph White of Lan- 
caster. James Coolidge Carter, LL.D., is a grandson of Joseph 
and Rebecca. 

(10) Mary, b. June 15, 1764; m. March 27, 1788, Thomas Wheeler. 

(11) Joseph, b. July 30, 1767. 


By Mrs. Justus Street Hotchkiss, of New HaTen, Ct. 

The following statement is given, on account of the oft-repeated 
error* in regard to the parentage and birth of the Rev. John Robin- 

* See Putnam's Historical Magazine for January, 1898, at page 15, ** Elisabeth Pabo- 
die and Descendants.*' 

Also, ** The Works of John Robinson, Pastor of the Pilgrim Fathers, with a Memoir 
and Annotations by Robert Asbton, Secretary of the Congregational Board, London, 
1861, Vol. I., pages 77, 78." 

1B99.] JPmremkiffe and Birth of Rev. John JRobinwn. 199 

6on of Diid>iii7, Mm8. Until about 1855, he was sapposed to be 
the son of James and Mary (Aloock) Robinson, of Dorchester, 
Mass. This family, however, is believed to have been of an entirely 
distinct stock firom that of William Robinson, the first settler in 
Dorchester, Mass. (see Robinson, by Harris, note on page 12), 
and though James Robioson had a son John, bom April 17, 1675, 
he was not the Rev. John Robinson of Duxbuiy, Mass. Absolute 
proof of this statement has recently been found (1898). 

In 1859, a Memoir of the Rev. William Robinson, by his son, 
Prof. Edward Robinson, of Union Theological Seminary, New 
York, was published for private circulation, and in this Memoir Prof. 
Robinson very clearly proved that the Rev. John Robinson of Dux- 
bmyy his lineal ancestor, was the son of Samuel and Mary (Baker) 
Robinson, of Dorchester, Mass., the grandson of William Robin- 
son, the first settler. Still he had no absolute proof of this fact 
finom will or deed. 

Prof. Robinson, in Chapter DI. of the Memoir he published of 
lus fiiither in 1859, thus wrote : 

** Rev. John Robinson of Daxbniy. That this John Robinson was the 

•eoond son of Samuel Robinson and grandson of William there 

seems no reason to doubt, althoogh no record has yet been foond of his 
birth or baptism. The inscription on his tombstone and the obituary 
iKHice in the Boston News Letter, both copied below, fix his birth in the 
year 1671, probably in March. An entry in his family record, now in my 
possession, on a blank leaf of his family Bible, runs thus : 

* March 30, 1734, Died my only Brother, Samuel Robinson, in the 68th 
year of his age.' " 

It will be seen that this entry tallies precisely with the inscription 
on the tombstone of Samuel Robinson, Jr. The existence of this 
entry, and indeed of the said family record, became known only in 
1855. Until then, John Robinson of Duxbury was usually re- 
garded as the son of James Robinson of Dorchester, and bom in 
1675 ; notwithstanding the fact that this was contrary to his obitu* 
ary notice and to the inscription on his tombstone. 

Rev. John Robinson d^ Nov. 14, 1745, at Lebanan, Conn. 
He was interred in the old cemetery at Lebanon. 

From Robinson Memoir, page 43, the following inscription on 
his gravestone is copied : 

*^ Here lies the body of the Rev. Mr. John Robinson, late Pastor of 
the Church of Christ in Duxbury ; which charge, having faithfully and 
laudably sustained for the space of 39 years, he removed to LelMmon, 
where he changed this life for a better, Nov. 14th, A.D. 1745, aged 74. 

^* Sic Pater, sic O, numerare fluxae 
Nos dooe vitae spadum caducis 
Mens ut a curis revocata veri 

Lumen honestL 

200 Parentage and Birth of Rev. John Hobinson, [April, 

I add an exact copy of the Latin version taken hj me in 1898 
from Buchanan's ^ Paraphrasis Psalmorum Davidis Poetica/' 
MDLXXXII. Psalm 90, verse 12, page 209 : 

Sic pater, sic 6 nnmerare fluxse 
Nob doce vitae spaciam, caducis 
Mens Yt k coris reuocata, veri 

Lumen honesti 

Samuel Robinson, of Dorchester, Mass., left no will, because of 
the following deed of gift, which disposed of his estate during his 
lifetime, and there was nothing for him to will away. In this deed 
one sees the custom of giving a few shillings to one child, who had 
received a previous gift, thus keeping within law limits and prevent- 
ing disputes. 

(Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 29, page 274.) 

Deed of Gift. 

^* Samuel Robinson, yeoman, of Dorchester, deed of gift to eldest son Sam- 
uel Robinson junior, for his more comfortable support, on condition of 
payments hereafter mentioned, gives him all his messuages and certain par- 
cels of land in Dorchester, his dwelling, outhouse, barns, stable, ground 
under the homestead, pasture, etc., in the whole 60 acres of land, re- 
serving to me, Samuel Robinson, and Mary, my wife, the use and benefit 
of our half of all, during oUr natural lives, on condition, that our son or his 
heirs shall, within twelve months after my and my wife's decease, pay to 
our son Mr. John Robinson, minister of Duxburough, the sum of £100, 
and to our son-in-law, Capt. Jonathan Gulliver, IDs, I having given him 
his marriage portion with his wife, and to our two grandchildren, Hannah 
and Lyclia Gulliver, £10 each, after my and my wife's decease." 

Deed signed, May 2, 1715. 

Release of Heirs. 

** Whereas Samuel and Mary Robinson of Dorchester did in their life 
time give unto their son John Robinson of Duxbury sundry gift — " 

From Sprague's " Annals of the American Pulpit," vol. 2, page 
131, the following : 

"The ancestor was William Robinson of Dorchester. His grandson, 
John Robinson, was born in Dorchester, March, 1671, H. C. 1695, being 
the earliest graduate of the name in this Country. He preached for a short 
time as a missionary in Pennsylvania; Sept. 1700, he received a call to 
settle in Duxbury, Mass., where he was ordained, Nov. 18, 1702 ; he was 
dismissed, 1738, and removed to Lebanon, Conn., where he died, Nov. 14, 
1745, aged 74 years." 

Samuel Robinson, son of William Robinson of Dorchester, Mass., bapt 
June 14, 1640; married in 1665, Mary, dau. of Richard and Faith (With- 
ington) Baker; bapt. 2.12, 1640; died May 9, 1715. He died Sept. 16, 
1718. (From Dorchester Town Records). 

Children of Samuel and Mary (Baker) Robinson. 

1. Samuel, born June 13, 1666. ) Dorchester 

2. Mary, born Aug. 11, 1668. ) Town Records. 

3. John, bom March, 1671. 

1899.] Ancestry of Lyman J. Oage. 201 




Contributed by Arthub £. Gaob, Esq., Wobam, Mass. 

Thomas^ Gage, mariner. The first mention of this pioneer which 
appears in any record seems to be in a record of burials at Yarmouth, 
Mass., for the year 1 650, which recites that " a son of Thomas Gage was 
drowned in a well, aged about a year and a halfe.*' He married Johanna 
Xuight* (before 1648), a daughter of William Knight of Salem and Lynn. 
We are iiiformedf that this *^ William Knight was a mason, and a deacon of 
a dissenting congregation in England ; that he came over with one Hathorne 
and others for the enjoyment of the liberty of his conscience ; that he had 
a house plastered on the outside with plaster of Pelis and estate in lands 
in England ; also the liberty of killing deer and rabbits in a certain park 

January 21, 1650-1, there was filed in the Suffolk Registry of Probate, 
an inventory of the estate of one Robert Button, and in a list headed ^* small 
debts ** appears the name of Thomas Gaige. In 1 655, Josiah Hallett and 
Thomas Gage were charged with profaning the Lord's Day by putting 
forth to sea from Sandwich harbor on that day.t 

In 1655, there was recorded in the Registry of Deeds at Salem, Lib. 2, 
fol. 52, a release from Thomas Gaige, in which he acknowledges payment 
and releases his mother-in-law Elizabeth Knight and her second husband, 
Allen Breed, from a legacy of forty shillings given to his wife, Joanna, in 
the will of her father, William Knight. 

In 1657, he appears in a list of twenty-two names from Yarmouth who 
take the '' oath of fidelitie." 

March 26, 1675-6, in a fight near Seekonk, Capt. Michael Peirce was 
slain and fifty-one Englishmen more with him and eleven Indians that 
assisted him, and there escaped of the whole company not above seven or 
eight English. § A letter written by a clergyman at this time gives the 
names of those who were killed in this fight, and among the men were five 
from Yarmouth, and of the five, three were John Gage, William Gage 
and Henry Gage.| April 29, 1676, a rate was laid at Yarmouth towards 
the charge of the late war (King Philip's war), in which the only Gage that 
appears is Thomas Gage, who is assessed a rate of £2. 6. As young 
men are always chosen for war, and as there appears only one Gage in the 
tax-list of Yarmouth for thb year, it may fairly be inferred that Thomas 
was the head of the Gage family in Yarmouth, and John, Henry and Wil- 
liam were his sons. 

April 18, 1735, the legislature made a grant of seven townships, Narra- 
gausett townships so-called, to such of the survivors of King Philip's war 
and their heirs, as could prove their claim, 1 20 to a township, 840 iu all. 

• Essex So. Dist. Deeds, Lib. 2, fol. 52. 

t I)cix>sition in penMftuam of Martha Williams. Historical Collections of the Essex 
Institute, vol. ii., p. 102. 

* Freeman's History of Cape Cod, vol. ii., p. 186. 
Z Mass. Archives, vol. Ixviii., p. 191. 

I Uev. Noah Newman, Itehoboth ; Bod^e, Soldiers in King Philip's War, p. 350. 
4 Freeman's History of Cape Cod, p. 1^. 

VOL. LIII. 13 

202 Ancestry of Lyman J, Oage. [Apiil, 

The township granted the men from the Plymouth Colony was Narra- 
gansett township No. 7, now Gorham, Maine, and the heirs of Williaoa, 
Henry and John Gage appear as three of the grantees of this township. 
Feb. 3, 1738, Moses Gage of Beverly, by a deed recorded with York 
Deeds, Book 23, folio 224, conveys to his son, John Gage of Dover, N. H., 
mariner, *' two whole rights or shares in a certain township granted by the 
General Court of Massachasetts to certain Narragansett soldiers, being 
that township which lies the number seven, one of the two towns laid out 
for sd soldiers between Saco and Pesumpscot rivers and in the County of 
York in the Massachusetts province aforesaid, said two shares being those 
in sd township which were entered to my two brothers John Ga^e and 
William Gage, late of Yarmouth, deceased, both soldiers in the Narragan- 
sett Warr." Consequently if John and William Gage were sons of Thomas, 
it follows that Moses was also a son of Thomas. 

March 31, 1691, Thomas Gage, the younger, filed a petition in the Pro- 
bate Court at Ipswich, reciting that his brother, '* Adam Gage went out a 
soldier for Cansida and there was slain in their Majesties service, and hath 
left a widow and not any child and neither house, land or household stuff 
considerable, but hath several debts to pay and he is willing to take admin- 
istration and do the best he can, or if they do not see any cause to appoint 
him he wishes to be heard in behalf of the creditors."* 

In 1735, a society was formed in Beverly of the soldiers and representa- 
tives of the soldiers, who, under the command of Capt William Raymond, 
had served in King William's war, so called, on the expedition of Sir 
William Phipps against Canada in 1 690, for the purpose of petitioning the 
General Court of Massachusetts for the grant of a township of land.t 

Moses Gage appears among the list of members as one who still living 
appears for himself. He also appears as a claimant in the right of one 
Adam Gage (sometimes erroneously quoted as "Adam Page"). The 
rule established by the General Court regulating the right of claimants 
directed that the eldest male representative should have the right. Lack- 
ing children or direct descendants, the eldest male representative would 
most likely be a brother. In an article published in the Dover Inquirer^ 
Nov. 26, 1863, from information furnished by John Paul Robinson, Esq., 
a great-grandson of Moses Gage, it is stated that this Moses " was proba- 
bly the grandson of John Gage of Ipswich, and the tradition was that all 
his brothers, four in number, were killed by the Indians, but when or where 
he never heard. They were young men and left no issue." But from the 
deed recorded with York Deeds as aforesaid it is evident that Moses was 
originally from Yarmouth, and not from Ipswich. 

Thomas Gage, the elder, died between June 30 and July 17, 1695; his 
will was approved and allowed Aug. 5, 1 695, and reads as follows : — 

" Thomas Gage ss. of Harwich do will to my son Benjamin Gage all 
my household estate be it in whatsoever and wheresoever it is only to my 
wife I do give one shilling and to my son Thomas five shillings and to all 
my other children to each a shilline;; this being my last will this 30 of June 
one thousand six hiudred and ninety five." 

It would appear from the will of Thomas Gage and the above recited 
facts, that his children were : 

• Historical Collections, Essex Institute, vol. v., p. 45. 

t First Book of Kecords of the Proprietors of the Township lying on the North 
Branch of Piscataouog River, in possession of the Maine HistoricalSociety, at Port- 
land, Me. Also, Maine Historical & Gen. Kecorder, vol. iv., p. 246. 

1899.] Ancestry of Lyman J. Oage. 203 

i. Son,> b. 1648 ; d. 1650. 

ii. John, 1 All three killed Biarch 26, 1676. Henry* was also 
iii. William, Vwith Capt. John Gorham in the fight at the Swamp 
ir. Hexrt, j Fort, Dec. 19, 1675, and John with Capt. John Gorham 
in expedition against Mt. Hope, Jane 24, 1675, and idso one 
month with Capt. Howes in expedition the destination of which 
is unknown. 
2. Y. Thomas, b. 1656. 
d. Ti. Benjamin. 

Til. Adam. 
4. Yiil. Moses, b. 1668. 

2. Lieut. Thomas* Gage {Thoma^)^ the second of the sons of the pio- 
neer Thomas, who is named in the will of Thomas, from a deposi- 
tion! sworn to by him May 20, 1692, in certain proceedings for 
witchcraft, he appears to hare been at that time thirty-six years of 
age, which would make him bom in 1656. He was not a son of 
John of Ipswich, as was thought probable by Savage, and by Grage 
in his History of Rowley. He was by occupation a blacksmith, 

and married first, Sarah , who died Dec. 7, 1694, aged about 

forty years. He married second, Elizabeth Mighill, widow of 
Ezekiel Mighill ; she was the daughter of Ezekiel Northend, and 
was bom in Rowley, October 19, 1656 ; she married first, July 25, 
1682, Humphrey Hobson, by whom she had one son, Humphrey 
Hobson, bom July 10, 1684; her first husband died Aug. 8, 1684, 
and she married second, October 10, 1686, Ezekiel Mighill. Her 
second husband died July 3, 1694, without issue, and she married 
third, Thomas Gage, June 11, 1695, by whom she had one child, 
Elizabeth. She died July 14, 1737. Thomas Grage was a member 
of a company of troopers at Beverly in June, 1690,t but apparently 
did not go in expedition against Canada ; was appointed a lieutenant 
as early as August, 1696,§ and was slain Aug. 13, 1707, on the 
disastrous expedition against Port Royal in Nova Scotia. The 
following is the copy of an entry in Journal kept by Josiah Batchel- 
der, who went on that expedition : 

*'Aug. ye 13, being wensday .... Lieutenant Grage kiUed 
by a great shot in his tent'* 

By his will, dated April 20, 1707, just prior to the sailing of thb 
expedition from Boston, and proved Oct 20, 1 707, it appears that 
he left a widow, Elizabeth, and the following children : 

5. i. Thomas,* b. 1678 (bapt. in Beverly, March 16, 1685) ; m. Dec. 10, 

1697, Mary Smith. 

6. 11. WnxiAM, b. Nov. 20, 1680 (bapt. in B., March 16, 1685) ; m. July 

9, 1709, Mercy Barker, 
iii. Sarah (bapt. in B., March 16, 1685); m. Sept. 30, 1715, Thomas 

It. Mart (bapt in B., Nov. 1, 1685) ; m. Jan. 15, 1706-7, Nathaniel 

T. Joanna (bapt. in B., July 29, 1688) . 
vi. Joanna, b. Dec. 23, 1689 (bapt. in B., Nov. 16, 1690) ; m. Aug. 11, 

1718, Ebenezer Wood. 
Til. John, b. Nov. 26, 1691. (Not mentioned in win.) 

• Swift, Old Tannonth, p. 101. 

t Essex Historical Collections, vol. xx., p. 74; Nevins, Witchcraft, pp. 55, 56. 
t Mass. Archives, vol. xxxri , jp. 132. 

I letter of Bartholomew Credney, Aug. 16, 1696, to Hon. Isaac Addington, Baxter 
Papers, voL v., p. 483. 

204 Ancestry of Lyman J. Oage. [April, 

yiii. Susanna, b. Jan. 12, 1693-4 ; m. Jan. 7, 1718-9, John Dlddnson. 
Shed. Joly 11, 1760. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. March 17, 1699 (Rowley) ; m. Dec. 18, 1716, £dward 

3. Benjamin^ Gage ( Thomas^) , one of the sons of the pioneer Thomas, 
who is named in the will of Thomas, died May 12, 1708. Admin- 
istration on his estate was granted to Elizabeth, widow and relict of 
Benjamin Gage, late of Yarmouth, now deceased, Aug. 3, 1708. 

The decree for the settlement of his estate gives to John Grage, 
the eldest son, the dwelling honse, house lot, land thereto adjoining, 
and the meadow at Herring river, he having given bond for paying the 
overplus, more than what his double share or portion comes to; 
Elizabeth Gage, the widow, to have the use, benefit and improve- 
ment of one-third part of all the personal estate after debts and 
funeral charges are paid ; Matthew Gage, the next eldest son, to have 
the meadow and upland at Swan Point river, at 16 pounds, and so 
much more of the personal estate as will make that up to two and 
twenty pounds, 18 shillings and six pence, and that each of the other 
children, viz.: Ebenezer, Thomas and Joanna Gage, sons and 
daughter of said deceased, have the full sum of two and twenty 
pounds, 18 shillings and six pence, each of them . . Among the 
items in the inventory appears one negro girl, appraised at five 
Children : 

7. 1. John,* n\. Jane — . 

8. li. Matthew, m. Dec. 4, 1712, Hannah Thorp. 

9. iil. Ebenezer, m. March 28, 1717, Dorcas Crowell. 
10. iv. 'Suomas, m. Oct. 13, 1726, Rebecca Rider. 

V. Joanna, m. Aug. 26, 1708, Samuel Merchant. 

4. MosES^ Gage [Thomas^), born in 1668; died at Beverly, June 30, 
1748, aged 80; was a seaman; married Sarah Dodge, daughter of 
Capt. John and Sarah (Proctor) Dodge, who was baptized Feb. 16, 
16G8, and ciied in 1747. He was a grantee of the Narragansett 
townsliip No. 7, Gorham, Me., in the right of his two brothers, 
John and William, who were slain with the command of Capt 
Michael Peirce, near Seekouk, March 26, 1676. He and his 
brother Adam served in the expedition of Sir William Phipps 
against Canada in 1690, in which expedition Adam was slain. To 
pay the men who went in this expedition, a score or more of town- 
ships were granted, all called Canada townships. To sixty men 
from Beverly, under command of Capt. William Raymond, was 
first granted in 1735, Halestown or Weare, N. H. When, on settle- 
ment of the boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, 
Weare was found to be in New Hampshire, a new grant was made 
in June, 1765, to their heirs in lieu of the first grant, now Raymond. 
Me. Moses Gage appeared among the list of claimants for a grant 
in 1735, both in his own right and in the right of his brother Adam. 
Dec. 15, 1766, his son John for £41. Is. conveyed one whole right in 
the town of Weare to Jonathan Dow, and July 11, 1771, the right 
of his son William in the township of Raymond was conveyed to 
Nathaniel Jones. 
Children : 

.899.] Ancestry of Lyman J. Gage. 205 

i. Sarah,' b. April 3, 1692. 

iL Hannah, b. Sept. 18, 1694 ; published to Jonatbaa Trask, Dec. 18, 
11. iU. John. b. April 7. 1702. 

iv. William, b. Sept. 23, 1703; d. March 20, 1775; a mariner. 

T. BiART, b. Aug. 15, 1705 ; m. April 12, 1725, Livennore Whittredge. 

>. Thomas* Gage (Thomas,^ Thomas^), bora in Beverly, 1678 ; m. Mary 
Smith, daughter of Samuel Smith, Dec. 10, 1697, who was born 
Oct. 6, 1678. He settled first upon a piece of land in Rowley, 
called Hobson's close. About 1718 he removed with his family 
from Rowley to Mil ford ; purchased a farm of 80 acres from Seth 
Chapin, May 25, 1723, on the Sherbora road. He was living in 
1742-43, when Cedar street was laid oat, and gave land for that 

Children, bora in Rowley : 

i. John,* b. March 7, 1698-9. 

ii. Sarah, b. Dec. 29, 1701. 
ill. MosEs, b. March 26, 1705. 
iv. Hannah, b. Dec. 8, 1708. 

V. Mart, b. Aug. 1, 1711. 

In the record of deaths of the First Church in Rowley, there is 
also mentioned that of a still-born infant of Thomas Geage's in 1714, 
and Thomas Geage's, his young child, Oct. 5, 1716, unbaptized. 

For a further account of this Thomas Gage and of his descend- 
ants, see Ballou's History of Milford. 

. William* Gage (ITiamas* Thoma$^), bora Nov. 20, 1680, in Beverly 
m. Mercy Barker, July 9, 1707, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary 
Barker, who was born March 29, 1683-4, and died Oct. 10, 1775. 
He died March 18, 1729-30. 
Children, bora in Beverly : 

i. Sarah,^ b. Aug. 26, 1709 ; d. June 18, 1713, scalded to death, 
ii. Thomas, b. Aug. 1, 1711. Lieut.-€k>l. at Lake George, 1758. 
ill. Sarah, b. Sept. 9, 1713; m. June 20, 1751, Eliphalet Jewett, and 

d. Sept. 16, 1786. 
Iv. WnxLAM, b. Aug. 7, 1715. 
V. Elizabeth, b. March 8, 1718 ; d. May 29, 1736. 
vl. Mercy, b. Feb. 14, 1722-3; m. July 8, 1756, Nathan Lambert; d. 

Nov. 28, 1799. 
vli. Nathaniel, b. May 3, 1726. 
viU. Mart, d. July 29, 1729. 

John' Gage (Benjcamn^^ l^homcu^), YarmoHth. By his will, presented 
for probate Jan. 9, 1770; by his son Benjamin, the executor therein 
named, he gives pecuniary legacies to his daughters, one-third of his 
estate to his wife Jane, and the rest to his three sons, share and 
share alike. His son John is mentioned as absent. 
Children, born in Yarmouth : 

i. Thankful,* b. May 27, 1711 ; m. Snow of Harwich. 

it Ruth, b. Feb. 20, 1712-13 ; m. Hopkins of Harwich. 

iii. Benjamin, b. June 2, 1715. 

iv. Jenny, b. May 15, 1719; m. Baker of Yarmouth. 

V. Patience, b. March 30, 1722-^; m. Nov. 8, 1771, John Hall of 

vi. John, b. April 15, 1724; m. April 29, 1755, Mary Chipman of 

Til. Samuel, b. March 27, 1726-7. 

206 Ancestry of Lyman J. Ghge. [Afwil, 

8. Matthew' Gaoe {Beniaminj* Thomaf), Harwich. Married by John 

Gk)rhain to Hannah Thorp, Dec 4, 1712. Will allowed March 10, 
Children : 

i. Susanna,* b. April 11, 1718. 

ii. Hannah, b. Jan. 18, 1716; m. May 11, 1782, Aaron Snow, 
iii. James, b. Dec. 15, 1717. 
iv. Lot, b. Oct. 16, 1720. 

V. Zebulon, b. Dec. 16, 1724.* 
vl. WnxiAM, b. Sept. 11, 1727. 

9. Ebenezeb' Gage (Benjamin^^ Thomas^), Yarmonth. Married, March 

27, 1717, Dorcas Crowell. Will dated Aug. 19, 1765. 
Children : 

i. JuDAH,* b. Dec. 16, 1717. 

ii. Dorcas, b. Oct. 12, 1719 ; m. Jaly 5, 1789, Isaac Baker. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 80, 1721 ; m. Baker. 

iv. Thankful, m. Baxter. 

V. Temperance, m. Baker. 

10. Thomas' Gage (Benjamin,^ Thoma^)^ Yarmouth. Married, Oct. 18, 

1726, Rebecca Rider. Removed to Southeast, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 
sometime between 1741 and 1758. 
Children, born in Yarmouth: 

i. ELrau,* b. Feb. 27, 1726-7. 
ii. Anthony, b. March 16, 1728-9 ; m. Sept. 19, 1762, Ann Sears of 

Harwich, a descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullens of 

the Mayflower.f 
iii. Moses, b. April 9, 1782. For a further account of Moses and of 

his descendants, see Cleveland's History of Yates County, N. T. 
iv. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 9, 1784; m. Grissel Elwell. Removed from 

Southeast to DeRuyter, Madison Co., N. Y. He is the great 

grandfather of Lyman J. Gage, Secretary of the Treasury in the 

cabinet of President McKinlcy. 
V. Johanna, b. May 12, 1788. 
vl. George, b. July 9, 1740. 
vli. Mark, b. probably after removal to Southeast. 

11. CoL. John' Gage (MoseSy* TTiomas^), born in Beverly, April 7, 1702; 

in early life was a mariner ; removed from Beverly to Dover, N. H., 
about 1727, when he married Elizabeth Hubbard, widow, a daugh- 
ter of Joseph Roberts, and granddaughter of John Roberts, marshal 
of New Hampshire in 1 680. He was one of the original grantees 
of Halestown or Weare, N. H., and of Middleton and Grantham, 
N. H., and of Bennington, Vt. He was one of the petitioners for 
the erection of Strafford County from Dover and other adjoining 
towns, and in 1773 was appointed judge of probate. He died June 
25, 1773. 

Children, born in Dover, N. H. : 

i. John,* b. March, 1729. 

il. Moses, b. 1732. 
iii. Jonathan, b. 1734. 
iv. Sarah, m. Nathan Horn of Rochester, N. H. 

V. William, bapt. April 30, 1737. 

* Joshua, son of Zebulon, settled in Augusta, Me. Was a member of Congress from 
Massachusetts, 1817-19. 
t Sears Genealogy. 

1899.] John Gforham and Martha Cobb. 207 


Commanicated by Fsakk 'Wtllum Spkaoxhs. 

Captacc John^ Gorham, m. Desire Howland, in 1643. 

Lieutenant Colonel' John Gorham, b. Feb. 20, 1652 ; m. Feb. 16, 1674, 
Mary Otis. He died Dec 9, 1716. His wife, Mary, died April 1, 1733. 

John« Gorham, b. Sept. 28, 1688; m. Oct 21, 1712, Prudence 
Crocker. He died in 1769, and she died in 1778. 

Nathaniel^ Gorham, b. Sept. 30, 1726 ; m. Oct 31, 1751, Anna Lewis. 
She died Oct 13, 1796. Ks estate was settled February, 1801, by his 
sons, Geoi^e * Lewis Gorham and Lewis* Gorham. 

Lewis* Gorham was b. Nov. 11, 1753 ; m. April 14, 1774, Sarah 
Phinnej (daughter of David Phinney). He died Jan. 16, 1821, and his 
widow Sarah died Feb. 10, 1851, aged 97 years. 

Lewis* Gorham was Deputy Sheriff of Barnstable for many years. 
He resided in the mansion house of his father and grandfather at Coggins, 
or Great Pond, which was buUt by John' Gorham about 1716, and taken 
down by Lewis* Gorham in 1820. John* Gorham (who married Martha 
Cobb) was bom in this house. It stood next to the Govemer Hinckley 
house. The children of Lewis* and Sarah (Phinney) Gorham were as 
follows, the births being recorded in Barnstable records, voL 3, page 407 : 

i. Anna*, b. liarch 29, 1775 ; m. Thomas Harris, of Boston, July 12, 

ii. David, b. Aug. 6, 1778 ; m. Hannah Nye. 
iii. John, b. July 16, 1781 ; m. Martha Cobb, April 12, 1804. 
iv. Henrt, b. Aug. 8, 1785 ; m. Polly Hoxle, of Sandwich. 
T. Sarah, b. May 12, 1793; m. Barnabas Hinckley, of Barnstable. 

John* Goriiam was b. July 16, 1781 ; m. Martha Cobb, April 12, 1804. 
He died Oct 11, 1824, and his widow Martha died Feb. 20, 1839. She 
was the daughter of Eleazer Cobb, senior, and his second wife, Elizabeth 
Davis, who was the daughter of Captain William Davis and his wife 
Martha Crocker. The children of John* Gorham and Martha Cobb were : 

i. Elizabeth D.J b. Jan. 80, 1805 ; m. Captain Sumner Peirce. She 

died Oct 7, 1887. 
ii. Frkdkrick, b. Nov. 27, 1807 ; m. Lydia Hallett, May 8, 1828. He 

died Nov. 3, 1889. 
iii. John, died at sea, unmarried, 
iv. Martha, b. July 23, 1811 ; m. Lot Easterbrook. She died June 22, 

y. Sarah, b. BCarch 19, 1814 ; m. Captain Caleb Sprague, of Hlngham, 

Mass., June 24, 1836. She died Sept. 10, 1856. 
vl. Captain Rufus, b. 1816 ; m. Temperance Lewis. He died March 4, 

Til. Caftain Whjxam F., b. 1819; m. Nabby Baxter. He died July 9, 

TiiL Catharinb, b. July 2, 1821 ; m. April 8, 1858, Captain Caleb Sprague 

(his second wife). She died Sept. 17, 1863. He died Aug. 19, 1893. 

Hie eight diildren of John* Gorliam all made their home in Barnstable. 

Notb. — The inscription upon the monument to John* Gorham is as follows : 
•< John Gorham, died Oct 11, 1824, aged 41 years." This does not agree with 
tlie Town Record, which says that he was bom July 16, 1781. The writer 
accepts the Town Becord as correct. 

208 Descendants of Francis Bushnell, [April, 


Compiled by R. D. Smtth, and communicated by Bbbnabd C. STEnrsB. 

Francis* Bushnell, " the elder," and Francis Bushnell, " junior," moet 
undoubtedly father and son, were among the first settlers of Guilford. One 
of them signed the Plantation Covenant. Probably this was the elder. 
He died in 1646, and his will was proved on October 13. Rev. John 
Hoadley, who signed the same covenant, came over in the same ship. On 
the voyage, his grandson, the famous Bishop Benjamin Hoadley, says he 
" accidentally met with " Sarah Bushnell, a daughter of Francis, whom he 
afterwards married. Francis Bushnell, Jr., probably came over in April, 
1635, in the ^* Planter," with his wife and infant daughter. John Bush- 
nell, the glazier, another son, came over in another vessel, the " Hopewell," 
in the same year. Both brothers were at Salem in 1637. Another Bush- 
nell, who may have been a relative, was in the employ of John Winthrop, 
the younger, in Boston, and died in March, 1636. The elder, 1. Francis 

Bushnell, marrried Rebecca . He had a home lot of three acres 

in Guilford, having John Hoadley, William Dudley and Thomas Jordan 
as neighbors. Among his descendants are David Bushnell, who invented 
the first torpedo, the American turtle, and Cornelius Bushnell, who advanced 
Ericsson the funds with which the '* Monitor " was built. 

The children of Francis and Rebecca Bushnell were : 

2. I. Francis,* b. 1609; d. Dec. 4, 1681. 

ii. Rebecca, m. 1646, at Guilford, John Lord. She seems to have 
been residing with her father at Guilford at his death and, with 
her husband, to have presented an inventory, on Feb. 11, 1646-7, 
of her father's estate, of all his goods, houses and lands, in her 
possession at the time of his decease. Francis BushnelPs wlU 
was witnessed by Rev. Henry Whitfield and William Leete. John 
Lord sold the lands to John Fowler, after the death of his wife, 
Rebecca Bushnell. 

3. iii. William, d. Nov. 12, 1683. 

4. vi. John, b. 1614; d. 1667. 

V. Sarah, bapt. Nov. 26, 1625, at Horsfleld, Sussex; m. July 14, 1642, 
Rev. John Hoadley, of Guilford. He afterwards returned to 
England, and d. at Halsted, Kent, July 1, 1693. She d. at Rol- 
venden, Kent, July 28, 1668. The Bishops John and Benjamin 
Hoadley were their grandsons. 
6. vl. Richard, d. 1657. 

2. Dea. Francis^ Bushnell, Jr. {Francis^) was a carpenter and mill- 
wright and had charge of the Town mill at Guilford, after the death 
of Thomas Norton in 1 648. About the same time, his name apj^ears 
among those who took their lands at Oyster River quarter in Say- 
brook. He remained, however, at Guilford some time longer, making 
arrangements meanwhile for the transfer of his family to Saybrook. 
In 1662, he was at Saybrook, where he continued to reside until his 
death. He built the corn mill at Oyster River, the first erected in 
Saybrook. The town of Saybrook gave him a farm, on condition 
of keeping up the mill for the benefit of the town. After his death, 
the farm went to his son-in-law Samuel Jones. It remained a long 
time after in his family. His home lot in Guilford contained about 
^yQ acres and was near his father's. He also owned land at the 

1899.] Defendants of Francis Buahnell. 209 

Point of Bocks, and conyeved all his real estate property in Guil- 
ford to his son-in-law, William Johnson, when he left Guilford. 
Francis Bushnell died at Sajhrook, aged 72, Dec 9, 1681. He 

married, in England, Marie or Mary . 

Their children were (the order is uncertain) : 

i. Martha,' b. 16^; m. JoDathan Smith, of Glastonbury, Conn., 
Nov. 1, 1G63. She was probably the eldest daughter. 

ii. Elizabeth, m. Dea. William Johnson, of Gallford, July 2, 1651 ; 
d. April 26, 1672. He d. Oct. 27, 1702. They were grandparents 
of Rev. Samuel Johnson, first President of King's College, now 
Columbia University. 

ill. Sarah, m. Joseph Ingham of Saybrook, June 20, 1655. 

iv. Mart, m. Samuel Jones (son of Thomas) of Guilford, Jan. 1, 
1666 ; d. 1727. He d. November, 1704. 

V. Hanxah, m. Stephen Hosmer of Hartford. 

6. vi. John, b. 1632 ; d. 1686. 

vii. Samuel, m. Ruth Sanford, dau. of Zachary of Saybrook, April 17, 
1684; and d. Dec. 16, 1689. They had no children. 

3. LiEUTENAXT WiLLiAM* BusHNELL (Francis^), of Savbrook, married 

Rebecca Chapman, a sister of Robert Chapman of Saybrook. 
Their children were : 

7. 1. Joshua,' b. May 6, 1644 ; d. March, 1710. 

8. 11. Samuel, b. middle of September, 1645 ; d. 172-. 
iii. Rebecca, b. Oct. 5, 1646 ; m. John Hand. 

9. Iv. WiLLLiM, b. Feb. 15. 1648-9; d. Dec. 9, 1711. 

V. Francis, b. Jan. 6, 1649-50; d. young, 
vi. Stephen, b. Jan. 4, 1653-4; d. August, 1727. 
vii. Thomas, b. Jan. 4, 1653-4. 
viii. JuDFTH, b. beginning of January, 1655-6; d. Nov. 17, 1740; m. Dr. 

Joseph Seward, of Guilford and Durham, on Feb. 5, 1681-2. He 

d. Feb. 14, 1732, aged 77. 
ix. Abigail, b. middle of February, 1659-60; d. Jan. 30, 1750; m. 

Capt. John Seward, of Gnilford and Durham (brother of Dr. 

Joseph, see ** Seward Genealogy," N.-E. Hist. Gen. Rbo., July, 

1898), June 25, 1678. He d. Dec. 6, 1748. R. D. Smyth m. a 

z. Ltdia, b. 1661; d. Aug. 24, 1753; m. Caleb Seward, of Guilford 

and Durham (brother of Joseph and John), July 14, 1686. He 

d. Aug. 2, 1728. 
xi. Daniel, b. 1683; d. February, 1727-8. 

4. John' Bushnell (Francis^), of Salem and Boston, died probably in 

1667. His inventory is dated Aug. 5, 1667. He m. Jane . 

Their children were : 

i. Mart,^ m. George Robinson, Oct. 3, 1657. 

ii. William, d. at Saybrook, Aug. 31, 1684. 
ill. Dorothy, b. Feb. 15, 1651-2, at Boston, 
iv. Sarah, b. March 24, 1654-5, at Boston. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 30, 1657. 
vi. John, b. Jan. 19, 1659. 
vii. Jane, b. Dec. 18, 1662; m. John Hill, April 14, 1670. 

5. Richard' Bushnell (Francis^), of Saybrook and Norwalk, Conn. 

He is said to have lived in Norwich for a time, at the close of his 
life. He married, Oct. 11, 1648, ]^[ary Marvin, daughter of Mat- 
thew Marvin of Norwalk. She was bom 1629, and came to New 
England with her father in 1635. She married second, Dea. 
Thomas Adgate in 1660, and died March 29, 1713. Her second 
husband died in July 1707. Matthew Marvin in his will, in 1673, 
gives £10 each to his grandsons, Richard and Francis Bushnell. 

210 Descendants of Francis BushnelL [April, 

The children of Richard and Mary (Marvin) Boshnell were : 

10. i. Joseph,^ b. May, 1651 ; d. Dec. 23, 1748. 

11. il. Richard, b. September, 1662; d. Feb. 27, 1727. 

12. iii. Francis, b. Janaary. 1654. 

iv. Mart, b. January, 1654; m. Thomas Lefflngwell, Jr., of Norwich, 

September, 1672. 
Y. Marcie, b. 1657. (N.-E. Hist. Gen. Beg., XVI. p. 251, calls her 


6. John' Bushnell (Francis,* Francis^), of Saybrook, married May 

15, 1665, Sarah, daughter of John Scranton. 
Their children were : 

1. JoHN,^ b. March 28, 1665-6 ; d. March 10, 1729 ; m. May 10, 1692, 
Bebecca Cole of Hartford, and lived In Say brook. 
Their children were : 

1. John,* b. 1698; d. 1696. 

2. JohHf b. Nov. 2, 1695. 

3. Francis, b. Nov. 17, 1697. 

4. Samuel, b. March 12, 1699-1700. 

6. Amos, b. Jan. 18, 1701-2; d. single, 1788. 

6. Bebecca, b. Sept. 16, 1704 ; m. John Mather, son of the Bev. 

Azariah, and had no children. 

7. Sarah, b. Dec. 9, 1706; and was an imbecile. 

8. Benjamin, b. 1709. 

9. Lemuel, b. 1712. 

ii. Sarah, b. Sept. 17, 1668 ; d. Feb. 4, 1691 ; m. Thomas Stevens, Jr. 

of Killingworth. Nov. 9, 1688. He d. 1703. 
iii. Hannah, b. Nov. 10, 1670; d. Sept. 22, 1766; m. 1st, Large; 

m. 2d, James Benton, Ang. 2, 1694. He d. Nov. 7, 1733. 
iv. Mart, b. Feb. 20, 1672-3; m. April 16, 1693, WiUiam MlUer of 

V. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 23, 1674. 

7. Dea. Joshua* Bushnell ( William,* Francis^), of Saybrook, married 

May, 1682, Mary Seymour, daughter of Richard of Hartford, and 
Mary his wife. 

Their children were : 

1. Thankful,* b. Jan. 3, 1686. 

13. ii. Joshua, b. Nov. 8, 1690; d. 1767. 

ill. Hannah, b. Nov. 16, 1693; m. Joseph Nettleton of Killingworth, 
Feb. 18, 1712-13. 

8. Samuel* Bushnell ( William,^ Francis^), of Saybrook, married first, 

Oct. 7, 1G75, Patience Rudd, daughter of Jonathan. He married 
second, April 17, 1700, Priscilla Pratt. 

The children of Samuel and Patience (Rudd) Bushnell were : 

i. Abigail,* b. July 27, 1677; d. Feb. 20, 1708; m. Eliphalet Hall, 

May 30, 1705. He lived at Guilford, and d. 1725. 
ii. Judith, b. Sept. 14, 1679; d. at Durham, March 11, 1716-16; m. 

Jaiucs Wright, Jr., Dec. U, 1707. 
ill. Samuel, b. Aug. 21, 1682, of Saybrook; m. March 31, 1710, Han- 
nah Hill, who d. 1776. Their children were : 

1. Jeremiah,^ b. Sept. 27, 1710. 

2. Jemima, b. Feb. 29. 1713; m. Feb. 22, 1738, Ezra Parmelee. 
8. Hannah, b. Dec. 8, 1719; m. Isaac Kelsey. 

iv. Jonathan, b. April 10, 1685. 
V. Daniel, b. Feb. 20, 1687-8. 

vi. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 18, 1690-1, of Saybrook; d. January, 1765; m. 
April 8, 1725, Temperance Seward. (The attraction the Sewards 
had for the Bushnells Is very noticeable). Their children were : 
1. Nathaniel,* b. June 27, 1727. 

1899.] Dewendants of Francis BushnelL 211 

2. Temperance^ b. 1782 ; m. Oideon Chalker. 

3. AhigaU, b. 1735. 

4. Deborah^ b. April 20, 1737. 

The children of Samael and Priscilla (Pratt) Bichardson were : 

ix. Priscilla, b. Dec 19, 1703. 
z. JosiAH, b. June 9, 1706. 

9. WiLLiAJf* BcsHNSLL (WtlUamj* Fr€meu^)j of Sajbrook, married 
first, Oct 7, 1675, Rebecca , who died May 14, 1703 ; mar- 
ried second, June 9, 1705, widow Sarah Bull. By his second wife, 
he had no children . 

The children of William and Rebecca Boshnell were : 

i. Sarah,^ b. March 1, 1693-4 ; d. yoang. 

iL Ephradc, b. Feb. 14, 1695-6; of Saybrook; m. 1st, Nov. 9, 1697, 
Mary Lay or Long ; m. 2d, Oct. 16, 1712, Sarah HilL By his first 
wife, his children were : 

1. Mary,* b. Aug. 8, 1698. 

2. Daniel, b. Nov. 8, 1699. 

3. Martha, b. May 16, 1701 ; d. young. 

4. JEphraim, b. Sept. 27, 1702. 

5. Sarah, b. April 21, 1704; d. young. 

6. Jedidiah, b. May 5, 1706 ; d. young. 
By his second wife, his children were : 

7. Sarah, b. July 26, 1713. 

8. Jedidiah, b. May 23, 1714. 

9. James, b. March 12, 1716. 

10. MaHha, b. Aug. 12, 1718. 

11. Anne, b. Oct. 24, 1720; m. Moses Dudley, Dec. 22, 1743. 

12. Thomas, b. Aug. 24, 1722. 

13. Bebeeca, b. June 22, 1728. 

Hi. WiLUAM, b. April 3, 1683; d. May 30, 1733; m. April 10, 1701, 
Catharine Jordan, who d. October, 1751. Their children were : 

1. WmUm,* b. Oct. 26, 1703. 

2. Stephen, b. April 29, 1708 ; d. young. 

3. Nthemiah, b. April 22, 1710. 

4. Lydia, b. July 6, 1712. 

5. Stephen, b. 1714. 

6. Hezekidh, b. 1717. 

7. €Hdeon, b. 1720. 

iv. Esther, b. Nov. 2, 1683; m. Samuel Wilcox, May 14, 1707. 

10. Joseph* Bushkell {Riehard^^ Francis^), of Norwich, married Not. 

28, 1673, Mary Leffingwell, daughter of Thomas. 
Their children were : 

1. BCart,« b. March 10, 1675. 
ii. Joseph, b. June 27, 1677. 
ill. Jonathan, b. Oct. 7, 1679; m. Ist, Biary Calkinson, March 2, 

1709-10; m. 2d, in 1731, Mary Bliss, 
iy. Daniel, b. 1681 ; d. 1681. 
Y. Deborah, b. Sept. 21, 1682. 
Tl. Hannah, b. Dec. 8, 1684. 
Tli. Nathan, b. Feb. 12, 1686 ; m. 1st, Anne Carey, who d. 1714 ; m. 2d, 

Mehitabel AUyn, and had six children. 
Till. Rebecca, b. March 7, 1688. 
ix. Abigail, b. July 21, 1690. ^ 

X. Rachel, b. Oct. 27, 1692. 
xi. Jerusha, b. Not. 27, 1695. 

11. Bichard' Bushkell (Richard^ Francis^), of Norwich, married Dec 

7, 1672, Elizabeth, daughter of Dea. Thomas Adgate. 

212 Descendants of Francis BushnelL [April, 

Their children were : 

i. Annb,* b. Dec. 4, 1674; m. William Hyde. 

ii. Caleb, b. May 26, 1679; m. Jan. 9, 1700, Ann LefQngwell; and d. 
Feb. 18, 1724-5. He lived at Norwich. Their children were : 

1. Anne^ 

2. Mary, m. Dr. Joseph Perkins, Jaly, 1730. 
8. Elizabeth. 

4. Bicfiard, b. July 26, 1710. 

5. Abigail. 

6. Zipporah. 

ill. Benajah, b. May 4, 1681, of Norwich; m. 1709, Zervlah Leffing- 
well. Their children were : 

1. Zerviah. 

2. Ben(0ah, b. March 11, 1715. 

Iv. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 81, 1685; m. Jabez Hyde. 

12. Francis* Bushnell (Richard,* Francis^), of Norwalk and Danbnry, 

married Oct. 12, 1675, Hannah Seamoor, daughter of Thomas of 

Their children were : 

1. Hannah,* b. Aug. 27, 1676 ; m. Bev. Seth Shove of Danbnry. 
li. Mart, b. Dec. 21, 1679. 
ill. Abigail. 
iv. LvDLk, b. 1681, 

V. Mercy, b. 1687 ; d. Nov. 9, 1767 ; m. 1st, Jan. 8, 1712, Major John 
Bostwick of New Milford; m. 2d, Capt. James Lockwood of 
vl. Rebecca. 
vii. Judith. 

13. Captain Joshua* Bushnell (Joshuay^ WilUam,* Francis^), of Say- 

brook, married first, Jan. 21, 1711-12, Margaret Chapman, who 
died Feb. 14, 1716; married second, Feb. 23, 1717-18, Elizabeth 
Hawley ; married third, Ljdia Lynde. 

The child of Joshua and Margaret (Chapman) Bushnell was : 

1. Mary,» b. Aug. 27, 1714. 

The children of Joshua and Elizabeth (Hawley) Bushnell were : 

ii. Phineas, b. Aug. 23, 1718. 
iii. Hawley, b. 1720. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. June 24, 1724; m. May 2, 1747, David Seward of 

Guilford. Their descendant, Racliel Stone Seward, m. R. D. 

Smyth. (See N.-E. Hist. Gen. Reg. for July, 1898). 

The child of Joshua and Lydia (Lynde) Bushnell was: 
V. Lucy, d. Oct. 8, 1743; m. Feb. 20, 1770, Samuel Hart. 


To the Editor of the Begister : 
I thank you for tho opportunity to examine the very complete notes on the 
Bushnell Family, which reply to the Queries submitted by me in the October 
Register. They are much more full than anything hitherto printed, but I regret 
that the authority for the statements made is not cited, since they differ so 
widely from the data given by Savage, Hinman, Miss Caulkins and others, that 
it would be more satisfactory to know their foundation, especially as they pro- 
bably contain the matured opinions of the author — his latest conclusions. 

It is admitted by most, I think, that Dea. Francis Bushnell was the son of 
the first Francis, of Guilford, Ct. ; but in following the statements as to his 
age at death (4 Dec, 1681), given by Savage as 81, and Chesebrongh (Anni- 
versary of the First Church, Old Saybrook, p. 75) as 82, it would seem that all 

1899.] Descendants of Francis BushnelL 213 

have been led astray. Thej would make the second Francis bom in 1600, 
whereas Mr. Smyth says he was bom in 1609, agreeing with Hinman. If this 
be trae, Savage's second and third Francis are the same person. The six 
named Francis, whom, from the varions statements, we seem to find, as my 
query showed, are thus disposed of : — 1 is the original settler ; 2, 8 and 4 are 
identical, the son of 1 ; 5 was not the son of John, as Chesebrongh (p. 74) says, 
but his nephew^ and 6 was not the son of William, as stated by Hinman and 
others, but of Richard, who married Mary Marvin, and was a twin brother of 
their daughter Mary — and hence a Francis hitherto unknown to Savage, Wal- 
worth (in Hyde), Miss Caulkins, who quotes the record (Hist. Norwich, p. 
214), Hinman, or any other writer to my knowledge. The Francis son of 
William (b. 6 Jan., 1649-50 according to Hinman, who assigns him to Lieut. 
William, and Savage, who however assigns him to another William), Mr. 
Smyth not only says died young, but further tells us It was not this Francis but 
a Francis, son of Richard, who married Hannah, daughter of Thomas [and 
Hannah Marvin] Seymour [see Hinman, p. 446, and CliApman, p. 30]. 

&Ir. Smyth says that Joshua, son of William, married Mary, daughter of 
Richard and Mary Seymour; Chapman, p. 29, says it was Mary, not identifying 
her further; I have found it stated that Joshua's wife was Hannah's sister 
Mary, considering Joshua and William to be not cousins but brothers, and 
sons of William — two brothers marrying two sisters,— but I cannot now recall 
my authority. 

Lieut. William, according to Chesebrongh, p. 75, d. 11 August, 1684, but 
Smyth says this was another William, viz. the son of John, who died at that 
time, and gives Lieut. William's death as 12 Nov., 1683, as does Savage : and 
he further gives to Lieut. William not only the four children, William, Abigail, 
Judith and Lydia, who are assigned him by Savage, but also the nine children, 
some of them bearing the same names Iten in all], given by Savage to his first 
William, son of John. 

Mr. Smyth makes ** John the glazier, of Boston," a son of the first Francis, 
hence a brother of Dea. Francis, William, etc. He calls Lieut. William ** of 
Saybrook," but does not give the date of his appearance there, which is proba- 
bly unknown. John of Saybrook was there early ; it is needless to say that he 
could not have been the glazier of Boston, who is too closely connected with 
Boston by record to he confused with the Saybrook John, neither could he have 
been the son of the glazier, for he was not born until 1660. Mr. Smyth makes 
the first Saybrook John the son of Dea. Francis, while others have claimed, 
and cited Saybrook Records to prove it, that the father of the first John of 
Saybrook was a John of Boston. I content myself with stating the disagree- 
ments, and Ira Bushnell's story in Hinman increases the confusion. I only say 
further that if we accept Mr. Smyth's version, it follows that William and 
Richard were not the brothers but the uncles of the first Saybrook John, which 
contradicts Chesebrongh, and if true, overthrows the theory suggested by me, 
based on Chesebrough's statement. I have no objection to this, having dis- 
tinctly stated that I only offered a conjecture to reconcile conflicting state- 
ments, and was seeking light. But as no authorities are cited by either party, 
in view of these various contradictions, we may be justified in suspending 
judgment as to which is to be finally accepted until we know the evidence. I 
might point out several other discrepancies, as, for example, the date of death 
of Marcie, daughter of Francis of Danbury, given by Hinman, p. 446, as 5 
November, 1767, and by Smyth as 9 November, 1767, but I forbear. Others 
still may be discovered by comparing Smyth with Selleck's lively history of 
Nor%valk, a portion of which has recently been published, and also by a refer- 
ence to my previous paper. 

If the tombstone date of 1600 for Dea. Francis's birth is to be rejected, and 
he was bom in 1609, as Mr. Smyth and Hinman agree, the case is simplified, for 
the Deacon seems to have been the eldest son ; and a reduction of his age by 
nine years brings forward the dates of birth of his younger brothers, none of 
which, except John's, if he be a brother, are certainly known. 

My object is not to contest Mr. Smyth's statements, but merely to point out 
the wide differences between them and those previously printed, confessing my 
inability to decide which to accept without further evidence. It would be dif- 
ficult to find a family in which the dates, etc., assigned, are more conflicting, 
but it is evident that the remarkable discrepancies are largely due to the iden- 
tity of names and the close correspondence of ages in the different branches. 

214 Adams Pedigree. [April, 

Passing from these, I will make one or two corrections and supply some 
additional facts, for which I will give my authority. Mr. Smyth says: 
** Matthew Marvin in his Will in 1673, gives £10 each to his grandsons 
Bichard and Francis Bnshnell." This is an error. By a copy of this Will in 
my possession, attested by the late Judge Blakeman as taken from the original 
record at Fairfield, Matthew gives £10 ** to my grand-childe, Bichard Bnsh- 
nell " ; but he bequeaths to ** Francis Bnshnell of Norwalk, four acres of land " ; 
no money and no relationship is mentioned. One of Matthew's grand-daughters 
had married a Francis Bushnell, but whether Francis was Matthew's grandson 
through his daughter Mary remains to be proved ; the Will does not enlighten 

He gives the birth of Mary Marvin, wife of Richard Bushnell, as 1629 ; I 
have lately found by the Parish Begister of the church in England where i^e 
was baptized, that she was christened 16 December, 1628. Mr. Smyth re- 
marks that Mary's daughter was called Maria instead of Marcie, in my father's 
article in the Rrgistkr, vol. zvi ; which is true, but Savage, who I am told 
obtained a great part of his Bushnell notes from Mr. Smyth himself, and Wal- 
worth (in Hyde, p. 7) call her Maria also. Miss Caulkins, History of Norwich, 
p. 214, has Marcie, and that is very probably the true reading. It looks like 
Naucie on Fairfield Probate Records. 

Whether Richard was contemplating a removal to Korwalk Just before he 
died, we do not certainly know ; probably he was, for he had a £200 lot granted 
him there — date not given by Hall — ^but Miss Caulkins, p. 218, would make the 
date about 1656. This lot was near that of his father-in-law, Matthew Marvin, 
as described in Hall's Korwalk, p. 27. Richard's son Richard was at Lebanon, 
Ct., 2 June, 1699, where he received 100 acres of land ** on the hill above 
Edward Culver's house," because ** he had been at considerable charge with 
the four proprietors. In setting ap of the said place." This was not a home 
lot. See *• Early Lebanon," p. 149. 

The younger Francis moved from Norwalk to Danbury soon after the 
birth of his second daughter ; Dr. Thomas Robbins, in his Centennial Sermon, 
1801, says that of the houses erected by the original settlers, Francis lived in 
the second house on the west side, beginning at the south. Mr. Smyth does 
not give the date of his death, but his Will is on record at Fairfield, where I 
saw the Inventory, which is dated October, 1697, and amounts to £248, 7. 6, 
and after the debts were paid, to £223. 16. 0. I have notes concerning his 
family, but will only mention further that several of the daughters attained a 
great age — in 1764, Marcie, then 77, had four sisters living, aged respectively, 
81, 84, 86 and 87. Wm. T. R. Mabvin. 


By jAJf ES Atkins Notes, Ph.B., A.B., Cambridge, Mms. 

ROGER^ Adams married Mary Baker, daughter of Thomas Baker of 
Roxbury, Mass., and Elizabeth his first wife. She was baptized 11 Sep- 
tember, 1653, at Roxbury, and died 28 June, 1710 (Brookline, Mass., 
parish record). He died 2 March, 1714 (Boston record). His will made 
14 December, 1713, proved 10 March, 1714. Inventory of estate was 

Roger Adams removed to Brookline, Mass., where he was surveyor 8 
March, 1685-6, tithingman 29 March, 1686, constable 24 June, 1689, 
fence-viewer 4 March, 1694-5, selectman 1697, and assessor 4 March, 1705. 

Children, born in Roxbury : 

i. Thomas,* b. 19 Oct., 1676; d. soon. 
2. ii. Joseph, b. 13 Oct., 1676; m. Rutli Whitney. 

iil. Marya (Mary), b. 22 May, 1678; m. 12 June, 1712-3 by Judge 
Sewall to James Shedd of Brooldine. 

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1899.] Adams Pedigree. 215 

ir. Sarah, b. 15 Mar., 1679; m. 26 May, 1713, Henry Smith. 

T. Roger, b. 3 Jaly, 1681 ; d. 21 July, 1709, at Brookline. 

Ti. Abigail, b. 10 Apr., 1683; m. John Robbins. 
Til. Dassikl, b. 6 Nov., 1684. 
rUL Haknah, b. 7 Apr., 1688; d. soon. 

8. Joseph* Adams {Roger^)^ son of Boger^ and Mary, was bom 13 Oo- 
tober, 1676, at Roibnry. He married, 22 April* 1701, Euth Whitr 
nej, daughter of John Whitney and Elizabeth Harris of Roxbury* 
She was bom 31 August, 1674, baptized 6 September at Roxbury, 
and died 19 November, 1762, at Brookline. He was surveyor of 
Brookline 27 April, 1708, constable 3 March, 1712, tithingman 8 
Mirr, 1722, and grand-joryman June, 1726. 
Child, bom in Brookline : 

8. 1 Joseph,' b. 1717 ; m. Mercy Fowle. 

8. Joseph* Adams (J6$ephj* Roger^)^ son of Joseph* and Buth, was bom 
in 1717 at Brookline. He married, 2 April, 1740, at Newton, 
Maas^ Mercy Fowle, daughter of Edmund Fowle and Mercy his 
wife of Newton (town record). She was bom in 1721 and died in 
1782. He removed to Newton in 1750 and bought a house with 
fifty-three acres of land around it. The house is still standing on 
what is now Watertown Street, Newton, a photograph of which, 
made in 1887, is given herewith. Joseph' Adams was one of the 
twelve founders of the Second Congregational Church in Newton, 
21 October, 1781. He died m 1799. 

Children, all except Mary bom at Newton (town record) : 

1. Mart,* bapt. 29 Jane, 1749, in First Parish Church at Brookline 
(church record). 

IL Joseph, b. 3 June, 1751; m. Ist, 1 June, 1775, Lydia Meade; 2d, 
25 Nov., 1782, at Newton, Thankful Spring, w'idow of Samuel 
Spring and daughter of Philip and Sarah Norcross, b. 23 Aug., 
17S6, at Newton, and d. 1 May, 1801, at Newton. He m. 3d, 3 
Dec, 1801, at Newton, Lois White, who was b. 5 Apr., 1752, at 
Newton, and d. in 1835. He waa chosen deacon of the Second 
Congregational Church hi Newton 22 Dec, 1806, and d. 24 Apr., 
1818, at Newton. 
4. ill. Boo«R, b. 27 May, 1753; m. lat, Hepseybeth Russell, and 2d, a 

iv. BxBBOCA, b. 29 Jane, 1755; m. 5 Oct., 1774, James Downing of 
Watertown, Mass. 

T. Smith, b. 18 Mar., 1757; m. Ist* 10 Sept., 1779, Lucy Warren, 
daughter of Samuel Warren and Abigail Wing of Watertown. 
She was bapt. 25 May, 1760. He m. 2d, 5 May, 1812, Susanna 
Bice. His house is still standing near that of his father. 

vt. Mebct, b. 12 Nov., 1759. 

vU. Sarab, b. 18 Oct., 1761. 
▼ill. MucT (Marcy), b. 9 Aug., 1765. 

4. BoGER^ Adams {Jo$eph^ Jaephj* Roger^), son of Joseph' and Mercy, 
was bom 27 May, 17dd, at Newton. He married 1st, 9 November, 
1777, Hepseybeth Russell, daughter of Daniel Russell and Hannah 
Bobbins of Menotomy (set off from Cambridge, Mass., 1732, called 
West Cambridge 1807 and Arlington 1867). She was bom 27 
April, 1755, baptized 25 May at Menotomy, and died 5 January, 
1805, at Newton, buried now in Walnut Street cemeterj-. Roger* 
Adams was a private in Captain Amariah Fuller's company. Colonel 
Thomas Grardner's regiment, 19 April, 1775, and private in Captain 

216 Adams Pedigree. [Aprfl, 

Edward Fuller's company, Colonel Thatcher's regiment, 2 Septem- 
ber, 1778. Later he was a lieutenant in the militia. He and his 
wife Hepseybeth were made members of the Second Congregational 
Church in Newton 19 July, 1795. He lived with his father after 
his marriage and all his children were bom in the old house, where 
he resided till his death in 1811. He married 2d a Fillebrown, 
and died 10 April, 1811, at Newton, buried now in Walnut Street 
cemetery, Newton, in lot of his daughter Betsey Noyes, having been 
removed from the old cemetery at West Newton. 

Children, all by Ist wife and bom in Newton (town record) : 

i. Isaac,* b. 1778; bapt. 17 Dec., 1780; m. 2 Sept., 1806, Edith Win- 
ship, daughter of Stephen Winship and Edith Merriiun of Lexing- 
ton, Mass. She was b. 16 Jan., 1789, and d. 11 Nov., 1871. He 
died 18 Nov., 1841. They lived in Boston. 
11. Mary, b. 20 June, 1780; bapt. 17 Dec., 1780; m. 5 Jan., 1798, Enoch 
Patterson, son of David Patterson and Beulah Clark of Framing- 
ham, Mass. He was b. 30 Sept., 1772, and d. in Dedham, Mass., 
17 Mar., 1858. She d. 19 May, 1858. They are buried in Mt. 
Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. 

iii. Hepseybeth, b. 26 Oct. 1781; m. 2 Apr., 1807, Joseph Faxon, son 
of James Faxon and Mary Field of Braintree, Mass. He was b. 
21 Jan., 1779, at Braintree, and d. 22 June, 1865. She d. 13 Mar., 
1853. They lived in Qulncy, Newton and Watertown, Mass. 

iv. Mercy (Marcy), b. 27 Mar., 1783; bapt. 6 Apr., 1783; m. 6 Nov., 
1806, John BLanchard. He was b. 23 Mar., 1783, at East Stough- 
ton, Mass., and d. 26 Nov., 1812. She d. 11 Dec, 1862. They 
lived in Boston. 
V. Roger, b. 12 June, 1785; m. 1st, Mary Weir of Boston; m. 2d, U 
Oct., 1805, Mary Russell of Cambridge, Mass. He d. about 1819. 

vi. Hannau, b. 28 Jan., 1787; m. 27 July, 1808, Joseph Wyman of 
Mcdford, Mass. 

vii. Betsey, b. 13 Nov., 1788, bapt. 23d; m. 3 Oct., 1811. at Boston, by 
Rev. Charles Lowell of the West Church, to Samuel Noyes, son 
of Moses Noyes of Newbury and Wilmington, Mass., and Wind- 
ham, N. II., and his 2d wife, Phebe Richardson of Billerica, Mass. 
He was born 15 Oct., 1782 (bible record made by himself), and 
d. 31 Mar., 1833, at Boston. They lived in Boston. She d. 31 
Jan., 1881, at Brooklyn, N. Y. They are buried in Walnut Street 
cemetery, Newton, Mass. 
viii. Martha (Patty), b. 14 Oct., 1790; m. 18 Feb., 1811, William Faxon, 
sou of James Faxon and Mary Field of Braintree, Mass. He 
\vas b. 9 Feb., 1784-5, at Braintree, and d. 25 Dec, 1838. She d. 
31 May, 1840. They lived in Boston. 

ix. Walter, m. a Kice. 

Beferences to authorities. — New-Eng. Hist, and Gen. Register, vol. 5, p. 307; 
vol. 11, pp. 113, 117,225; vol. 12, p. 215; vol. 53, page 35. Reports of the 
Record Commissioners of Boston, 1st Report, p. 128; Gth Report, pp. 66, 85, 
96, 97, 120. Muddy River and Brookline records (1034 to 1838), pp. 56, i>8j 60, 
61, 86, 92, 94, 97, 121, 129. Ellis's Roxl^ury, p. 91. Araer. Quart. Rep:., vol. 8, 
pp. 47, 54. Savaii:e's Gen. Diet., vol. 1, pp. 15, 99; vol. 2, pp. 224, 363; vol. 4, 
p. 530. Bond's Watertown. pp. 621, 643, 964. John Pierce's Brookline Church 
discourses (1817), pp. 26, 30, 31; (1847) p. 21. Jackson's Newton, pp. 160, 
162, 184, 201, 224, 231, 278, 372, 417. Wood's Historical Sketches of Brookline, 
pp. 241, 242, 332. Smith's Newton, pp. 224, 286, 334, 337, 378. Faxon Family 
by G. L. Faxon, pp. 190, 191, 193. Hiulson's Lexinc^ton, p. 273 of Gen. Reg. 
Cutter's Arlin$j:tou, pp. 189, 293. Robert Harris Gen. by L. M. Harris. John 
and Elinor Whituey by W. L. Whitney, p. 16. Hist. Second Congregational 
Church in Newton. Paige's Cambridge, p. 649. Wyman's Charlestown, p. 838. 
Rev. Rolls at State House, Boston, vol. 12, p. 57 ; vol. 19, p. 46. 

1899.] Firat Wife of Oov. Willys of Connecticut. 217 


Bt a Dbscbndakt. 

Governor Willys was twice married. His first wife was Bridget 
Young, a daughter of William Young and Mary Bonner who was 
a daughter of Anthony Bonner of Camden, Co. Gloucester. These 
facts are given in the Willis Pedigree in the ^ Visitation of War- 
wickshire," 1619, and in the Young Pedigree in the "Visitation 
of Shropshire," 1623 (Harleian Soc. Pubs., Vol. 10, p. 310 ; 29, p. 
517). It will be seen in the will of Anthony Bonner hereafter 
given, that he caUs William Young his son-in-law, which is evi- 
dence that the Visitation gives that marriage correctly, and the mar- 
riage of Governor Willys with Bridget Young is also confirmed by 
facts recently found and presently to be mentioned. 

William Young lived in Kenton or Caynton, Shropshire. The 
fiunily was one of prominence and influence, and bore fi)r 
Arms— Or three roses gules. 
Crest — ^A Wolf passant sable. 

His father John Young is described as of Kenton and Tyberton, 
Co. Salop, places near Newport, one of the market towns of the 
county. His grandfather Francis Young of Kenton married Anna, 
daughter of Richard Charleton of Apley, Co. Salop. The 
Charletons were an ancient and well known family of Shropshire. 
His great-grandfather William Young of Kenton, sheriff in 1492, 
married Margaret, daughter of Nidiolas Eyton of Eyton, Co. 
Salop, knight. This Nicholas Eyton was sheriff in 1440 and 1449. 
His wife was Katharine, daughter of John Talbot, Earl of Salop. 
The office of sheriff — an office of great antiquity — was one of trust 
and authority. Sheriffs were generally appointed by the king, and 
in early times the government (in some sort) of the county was 
committed to them. It was provided by parliament that no person 
should be sheriff unless he had sufficient land in the same county 
where he was sheriff, whereof to answer the king and his people 
in case any person should complain against him. Bridget's father 
William Young was Sheriff of Salop or Shropshire in 1548. 

The learned editors of the ** Visitation of Shropshire" state that 
^In a list of Banners temp Henry VUI (Coll. Top. et Gen. lU, 
61) is that of William Young being * white charged with two roses, 
gules; the device a wolf, sable, the dexter fore paw resting on 
a man's head couped, proper, crowned or, lying at the foot of a tree 
▼ert. fhicted, or,' evidently alluding to the legend of St. Edmund, 
Sjng and Martyr. The Banner is doubtless that of William Young, 
Sheriff of Salop, 1548." 

William Young was twice married. His first wife was Anna, 
daughter of William Snead of Bradwell, Co. Stafford, by whom 

VOL. LIU. 14 

218 First Wife of Oov. Willys of Connecticut. [April, 

he had five sons and six daughters. His son William was the 
only one of his sons who lefl issue. He married Susanna, 
daughter of Robert Corbet of Stan warden. This Robert, accord- 
ing to the " Visitation of Shropshire," was descended from Robert 
Corbet, who witnessed the charter of Henry I. to the Abbey 
of Shrewsbury, 1121. William Young's second wife was Mary 
Bonner, by whom he had a daughter Bridget, who was the first 
wife of Governor Willys. • 

Anthony Bonner, the grandfather of Bridget Young, lived in 
Camden, Co. Gloucester. He was a gentleman of large property 
in lands and money. His will is dated 1579 and was proved 
in 1580. In it he names his wife Bridget; sons Anthony and 
George ; daughters Anne, Johan and Elizabeth ; son-in-law Wil^ 
Ham Young ; brother-in-law Mr. George Savage, Gierke ; cousins 
William Foskin and Thomas DufBeld; Mr. Roger Brasegirdle, 
bachelor of physick, one of the overseers. There is no bequest to 
his daughter Mary, doubtless because she had received her portion 
at her marriage. Her name does not appear in his will except as 
one of the witnesses. He gives to each of his three unmarried 
daughters two hundred pounds ^ towards their advancement in mar- 
riage," and two hundred pounds was ^^a good round sum " in ^ those 
golden days of good Queen Bess." If any of his daughters ^^ be willing 
to be in service " they are to have an annual allowance of six pounds 
thirteen shillings and four pence for '* their better mayntenance." 
To be in service did not imply inferior condition, so much as obligation 
to learn. It was considered in those times a proper method of edu- 
cation for gentlemen to place their daughters in the families of 
ladies of rank for the purpose of having them instructed. There 
are instances of this method of education in the "Paston Letters.** 

It is supposed that George Willys, son of the Governor, was 
bom in 1611, because in the " Visitation of Warwickshire" he b said 
to have been eight years old in 1619. 

The first certain knowledge we have of Bridget Young is that 
she w^as living in 1608. That is the date of the will of Thomas 
Combe the elder of Old Stratford. An abstract of the will may be 
read in the Kegister, vol. 51, page 252. In it he calls her his 
daughter-in-law, and makes a bequest for her maintenance ; but she 
did not marry either of his sons. He undoubtedly meant that she 
was his step daughter. In 1608 she was unmarried and living in 
Stratford. This will is of great value. It suggested the proba^ 
bility that Bridget Young was married at Stratford, and that her 
marriage was after 1608, the date of this will, and also before 1611, 
the year George Willys the younger was bom. 

It was gratifying then to find recorded in the register of Holy 
Trinity Church in Stratford-on-Avon the following marriage : 

" 1609 Nov. 2, George Wills to Brigett Yong gen" 

and the identity of the persons is not afifected by the spelling in the 
church register. 

1899.] First Wife of Gov. Willys of OonnectictU. 219 

Governor Willjs^s second wife was Maiy Smith, widow of Alex- 
ander Bjsbie and daughter of Francis and Alice Smith of Sirat- 
ford^n^Avon. Although the precise date of this marriage is not 
known, yet it has been approximately determined by the following 
barial and baptism. A year or two ago Miss Talcott of Hartford, 
a descendant of Governor Willys, found among the burials in the 
parish register of Fenny Compton, this entry : 

'^ Bridget, wife of George WiUys, Gent was buried at Fenny Compton, 
MaiGh 11, 1629." 

Nearly fifty years ago the late IVIr. Horatio G. Somerby of Bos- 
ton transcribed the following baptism from the parish register of 
of Fenny Compton : 

''Baptised 1631 Febmary, Samuel son of George Willys, G^nt. and 
Hary his second wife." 

Evidently the second marriage was between the burial March, 
1629, and the baptism February, 1631. Before these facts were 
Ibond and brought together our authority for the marriage of Gov- 
ernor Willys and Bridget Young rested entirely on the pedigree in 
the " Visitation of Warwickshire." It can now be regarded as a fact 
established by good and sufficient evidence. This satisfactory result 
would not have been obtained without the aid of Mr. Waters's 
" Gleanings in England.'' 

George Willys and his sisters Hester and Amy were children 
of Governor Willys and Bridget Young. George Willys, the 
younger, did not come to New England, but remained in the ances- 
tral home and became Lord of the Manor of Fenny Compton. 
This manor is one of great antiquity. Dugdale in his ** History and 
Antiquities of Warwickshire," page 406, gives an abstract of its 
title, with the names of its successive owners from the Earl of Mel- 
lent in the Conqueror's time to 22 Henry VIII. (1531) '^when a 
fine was levied thereof betwixt Richard Willys, Gentleman, plain- 
tiff; and Margery Bellingham, widow, deforciant, 

from which Bichard is descended George Willys now Lord thereof, 
au seal, 1640." 

The family name of the wife of George Willys, the younger, is 
not known, but the record of the burial of their children in the 
parish register of Fenny Compton gives Susannah as her baptismal 
name. Gov. Willys and wife Mary, with their only child Samuel, 
a boy six or seven years old, and his half sisters Hester and Amy, 
came to Hartford in 1638. He was a rich man. Two years before 
lie had sent over his steward with twenty men to build for him a house 
and prepare everything for his coming. On his home lot stood the 
fiunous Charter Oak. 

Hester WiUys n^arried Capt. Robert Harding, and as her name 
IB mentioned first in her father's will, it is infeired that she was the 
older of the two sisters. 

220 First Wife of Gov. Willys of Connectieut. [April, 

Amy Willis married, in 1645, Major John PTnchon, of Spring- 
field, ^'a man distinguished in peace and in war; the greater part 
of whose life was occupied in the public service, and who was loved, 
honored and revered in all the complications of a long, laboriouB 
and useful life." Their son John Pynchon married Margaret Hub- 
bard. She was a daughter of Rev. William Hubbard, the histo- 
rian, and Mary Rogers, who was a daughter of Rev. Nathaniel 
Rogers and Margaret Crane. Mrs. Amy Willys Pynchon died 
January 9th, 1698-9, aged 74, and therefore bom in 1624-5, bo 
that she was about five years old in 1629 when her mother died. 

As has been said, Thomas Combe the elder calls Bridget Young 
his daughter-in-law, meaning his step daughter. The inference is 
that she was the daughter of his wife by her former husband, who 
was William Young. His will has not yet been found and the date 
of his decease is unknown. George Willys the younger, in a let- 
ter written in 1639 to some one in Hartford, speaks of the death 
of a cousin Ann Combes (Reo. 51, p. 109). Thomas Combe the 
younger, in his will 1656, calls Anthony Bonner his cousin, and 
also calls George Willys the younger his faithful loving kinsman 
(Reo. 51, p. 106). The families of Combe and Bonner, and also 
of Combe and Willys, were therefore in some way related or con- 

It is gratifying to discover the English homes of our ancestors. 
Stratford-on-Avon is about fifteen miles distant from Fenny Comp- 
ton, and to George Willys it was a familiar place, for both of lua 
wives lived there. Some of the descendants in this country, of 
Bridget Young, will notice with interest that she lived for a time at 
least, in Stratford, in the home of her step father, Thomas Combe 
the elder, who was a friend of Shakespeare, for in* Shakespeare's 
will there is this bequest : 

" To Mr. Thomas Combe my sword." 

As Thomas Combe the elder died in 1608 before Shakespeare 
made his will, this bequest was probably to his son Thomas Combe 
the younger, who was about twenty-five years old in 1616 when 
Shakespeare died. Further to show the friendship between Shake- 
speare and the Combe family, John Combe, brother of Thomas 
Combe the elder, gives in his will, proved in 1615, five pounds to 
Mr. William Shakespeare. 

*' After Shakespeare had obtained a competency the object of his 
life appears to have been to return to Stratford, and take a position 
as a gentleman of consideration." He had bought land there from 
time to time. In 1597 he bought " New place." His purchase 
of 107 acres was made of William and John Combe in 1602, and 
in the early part of 1610 he bought of them 20 acres more. A 
few years before his death he retired from the theatre in London 
and returned to his home in Stratford, and there he died April 23, 

1899.] Fir^ Wife of Ghv. Willys of Gonnecticui. 221 

It is not expected to find positive evidence that Shakespeare was 
present in Stratford Church at the marriage of George Willys and 
Bridget Young, but it may be interesting to notice the circumstances 
that seem to make it possible. A viUage wedding in £ngland is 
thus described in the ^ Pictorial History of England." 

'^An English wedding at this time (temp. Elizabeth, 1558-1603) was a 
joyoos public festival; all the friends and kindred assembled to make 

merry and among other festivities a gay procession was 

generally held, in which the bride in her best dress and ornaments, was 
led to chnrch between two boys wearing bride-laces and rosemary tied 
about their sUken sleeves ; and before her was carried a fair bride-cup of 
silver, filled with wine in which was a large branch of rosemary gilded and 
hang about with silken ribbons of all colors. Musicians came next, and 
then a troop of maidens, some bearing great bride-cakes, and others gar- 
lands of wheat finely gilded ; and thus they marched onward to church 
amid the shouts and benedictions of the spectators." 

It may be supposed that there was no small stir in old Stratford, 
as George WiUys with his friends and his followers rode into the 
village on that November morning. Stratford, where he had large 
property interests, was the permanent home of Shakespeare and of 
his family. Bridget Young was married there from the home of 
her mother, who was then the widow of Thomas Combe the elder. 
The family of the bride and that of the groom were wealthy and of 
each standing and position in the county as to give great interest to 
the occasion. The Combes were Shakespeare's firiends, and as he 
made two or three visits each year to Stratford and certainly was 
Tery fond of merry-making, it seems probable that he would have 
timed one of these visits so as to have been with the throng that 
lined the highway as this bridal procession passed, and to have joined 
in the cheers and benedictions which greeted George Willys (then 
just coming of age) and his youthful bride. 

It may be added that J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, who with patient 
hand and loving eye traces Shakespeare year by year from the cradle 
to the grave, finds no incidents in his life during 1609 inconsistent 
with his being then in Stratford, but thinks it probable that it was 
in this year that he was preparing to commence proceedings in 
Chancery to determine his rights as a partial owner in the Strat- 
ford tithes — a matter very likely to bring him more than once to 
Stratfi)rd — nearly forty of the inhabitants being made defendants 
in the Bill of Complaint. 

Bridget's mother, Mary Bonner, who married first William Young, 
and second Thomas Combe the elder, died at Stratford, Apnl, 
1617. Her burial is thus recorded in the roister of Holy Trinity 

<" 1617 Aprill 5. Mrs. Mary Combs gent. Wid." 

The provisions in the wiU of Thomas Combe the elder, relating 
to Bridget Young, and which do not happen to be in Mr. Waters's 


First Wife of Gov. Willys of Connecticut. [April, 

abstract, are as follows, and sustain the theory that she was his step 
daughter and not his daughter-in-law. 

^^ And to my daughter in law Brigett Tounge the yearly rent of six 
pounds, thirteen shillings, fouer pence, to be payed to her yearly for her 
mayntenance until the portion to her hereafter in this my will to her 
bequeathed, shall be payed her, or ought by my meaning hereafter ex- 
pressed, to be paid her, if the estate in the said Rectory or parsonage shall 
so long continue undetermined." 

^^ Item. I will, give and bequeath unto my said daughter in law Brigett 
Younge in satisfaction of all demands to be made by her, or any other for 
her, or to her use for or by reason of any bond, heretofore made by me, or 
otherwise howsoever and of my bounty to her, for her well deserving a& 
my hands, the sum of two hundred and fiftie pounds to be payed unto her 
in manner following, and upon the condition hereafter expressed, namely, 
one hundred pounds thereof to be paid within one year after my decease 
and the other hundred and fifty pounds residue, within one year (ifter the 
marriage of the said Brigett, and in the meanwhile the same hundred and 
fiftie pounds to be lett fourth for the better mayntenance of the said 

^' And my further meaning is, that if my said daughter in law shall hap- 
pen to depart this life before marriage, then I will the same Legacy as 
touching Uie said hundred and fifty pounds shall cease, determine, and be 
void as to her, and shall be and go unto my said two daughters Maiy and 
Joyce to be equally divided between them. 

'^ Provided and upon condition, bee the aforesaid legacies and bequests 
(to) my said wife and my said daughter Brigett 

^^ That if all the bonds by me at any time heretofore made, to or for, the 
benefit, use, or behoof, of them, or either of them be not delivered up to 
my executors to be cancelled within one month after my decease, that these 
the several legacies by me to them before bequeathed, and my bequest to 
them hereby made, shall be utterly frustrate and void to all intents and 
purposes (anything in my will contained to the contrary notwithstanding). '* 

The wills of Combe and Anthony Bonner, the Combe and Willys 
pedigrees in the *' Visitation of Warwickshire," suggest the follow- 
ing tabular pedigree : 

Anthony Bonner=Bridgct [Savage ?] 
of Camden, co. Glouo. 
Will dated 1679, 
proved 1580. 


,1, 1 1 1 


j=Mary B 

Mary Savage=Thog. Combe=Mary Bonner=Wm. Yonng=Anna 

Vioitation of 
l8t wife. 

(will 1606) 
of Stratford 
on Avon. 

Ob. 1617. 

Anthony Bonner. 
Thomas Bonner. 

I I 

Williara Combe. 
Thoroai* Combe 

(will 1666} 

legatee of 



I I 




I 16UV 1690? 

Bridget YouDg=George WilIyt»=Mary Smith, 2d ox. 

iKt wife, 
ob. 1629. 

ob. Mch 9, 
1644-5, n. 55. 

George Willye=Su8annah. 

Hester WIllyi«=Capt. Robt. Harding. 

Amy Willy8=MMj. John Pynohon. 

widow Alex. 
Bysbie and dan. of 
Francis Smith. 


Samuel WUIy8=Rath Harnes, daa. 
bap, 1631. Got. Ila^M. 

1899.] First Wife of Gov.Willys of Connecticut. 223 

WiU of Anthony Bonner. 

The 16th of Novemher in the 2l8t Elizabeth, 1579, I, Anthonie Bon- 
ner of Camden, Co. Gloucester, gent. Body to be buried in church of 
Camden. Item I give to the reparadon of said church 20/8. To the 
Mother Church of Sarum 12^. To the reparadon of the church of Alce- 
ter 10/g. To William Keme '^sometimes my servante" 20/8. To Anne 
Bonner my eldest daughter ^^ towards her advancement in marriage " 200 
pounds. To Johan Bod ner another of my daughters 200 pounds. To 
Elizabeth Bonner my youngest daughter 200 pounds. In event of death 
of any one of these before marriage her portion to go to surviving sisters. 
Should they all die before marriage their portions to go to Anthonie and 
George my sonnes equally. My daughters to be maintained by my Extrix. 
but Sf any of them be willing to be m service then ** for her better mayn- 
tenance " each to be allowed £G. 13s. 4d. per aun. Should any of my daugh- 
ters remain unmarried, after my debts and legacies are paid, such daughter 
to be paid 20 pounds per ann. To Anthonie Bonner my eldest son and 
his heirs for ever all my messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments, etc 
in the town of Camden aforesaid, Barington and Westonton in parish of 
Camden and Norton in parish of Weston subedge in Co. Gloucester. To 
George Bonner my youngest son and to his heirs male all my lands, tene- 
ments, hereditaments, etc, lying in the Town feildes and enclosures of 
UUington and Pebworth in parish of Pebworth Co. Gloucester. In event 
of death of said Greorge without heirs, to revert to heirs male of said 
Anthony. But if said George have female issue, and said Anthony shall 
waut male issue, then said lands bequeathed to George to remain to his 
issue female. In event of failure of heirs of said Anthonie and Greorge 
then all lands, etc, to rema^-ne to the right heires of me Antonie Bonner. 

To Bridgett my wife the use And disposition of my leases of Bickmarshe 
and Norton — of certain woodes called farmes — lease of my nowe dwelling 
house in Camden and in the towne and feildes of Camden, Burington and 
Westonton. Also all stock of cattle and lands and tenements within 
UUington and Pebworth. Also use and occupation of all my lands, tene- 
mentsi, etc, in towne and feildes of Camden, Burington and Westonton so 
long as said Bridgett continues unmarried, for payment of portions and 
legacies, etc. 

And my will is that said Bridgett within three months of my decease 
shall enter into bondes in suche sums of money as to my sonne in lawe 
William Younge, Esquire, George Savage, Clearke, William Foskin Es- 
quire, and Thomas Duffeilde or two of them consenting shall be thought 
meet, that all matters shall be done in accordance with my will and that 
said leases, etc shall not be in any way alienated but shall come to said 
Anthonie and George if they or one of them be 21. And that said Bondes 
ijiarge her with the bringing up of my sons and daughters. And that she 
be accomptable yearly for 100 pounds towards payment of my daughters 
legacies and bequests. Should my said wife marry, then said William 
Young, Esq., Mr. George Savage, Gierke, William Foskin, Esq., and Thos. 
Doffeilde or survivors of them shall stand possessed of all my leases and 
stocks of cattell so devised. And to take all lands, tenements, stocks, etc, 
in Camben, Burington and Westington, Ulington and Pebworth in per- 
forming my will, paying debts, bringing up my children and giving mar- 
riage portions, etc until said Anthony and Greorge come of age. 

224 Henry Thctyer Droume. [Aprfl, 

To each of the Trustees named 5 pounds yearly. If my said wife Brid- 
gett marry again she to have and take the third part of all my goods, 
household stuffe, etc. together with her third of all my lands and tenement 
whatsoever for her dowry '^ according to the custom of England." All 
residue to Bridgett my wife. My wife to be sole Eztrix. 

I make my sonne in lawe WilUam Young, Esq., George Savage, Gierke, 
my brother in lawe; William Foskin, Esq. and Thomas Duffeilde my 
cozens, overseers of this my last will. To each of them 5 markes. Any 
ambiguitie or controversy to be settled by my overseers, and Mr. Roger 
Brasegirdle, Bach', of Phisike, three or twoe of them, my cozen Thoa. 
Duffeilde to be one or Roger Brasegirdle. 

By me, Anthonib Boitner. 

Witnesses : Bridgett Bonner, Roger Brasegirdle, batchelor of Phisikey 
Thomas Dnffeilde, Uie writer, Marie Tounge, Will Harbome, Richard 
Bonner, William Kerne, John Pratt, Antonie Bonner. 

Proved 2 Nov., 1580, by oath of Bridgett, relict. 

"Arundell,'* 48. 


By Hen&t B. D&owne. 

Henrt Thayer Drowne, son of Henry Beruardin and Julia Ann 
(Stafford) Drowne, was born at Woodstock, Conn., March 25, 1822, and 
died in New York city, December 10, 1897. 

He was a lineal descendant of Leonard Drowne (bom 1646), who came 
from the west of England to America soon after the accession of Charles 
II.; married 1679-80, Elizabeth Abbot, of Portsmouth, N. H. ; settled at 
Sturgeon's Creek, and carried on ship-building at Kittery, Me., until the 
disturbances of the French and Indian wars, in 1692, forced him to remove 
to Boston, Mass., where he died Oct. 31, 1729, and was buried in Copp's 
Hill burying ground. 

His eldest son, Solomon, born 1681, ship-builder at Bristol, R. I*, mar- 
ried Esther Jones and had twelve children, the eldest of whom, Solomon 
(2d), born 1706, well known as a merchant and statesman of Providence, 
R. I., died in 1780, leaving three children, the second of whom. Dr. Solo- 
mon Drowne (3d), born 1753, was a remarkable man. Graduating at 
Rhode Island College (now Brown University) in 1773, he studied medi- 
cine and received degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Dart- 
mouth College ; served as surgeon in the army of the Revolution (1776- 
1780); enjoyed the personal friendship and esteem of Lafayette, Rocham- 
beau, and the cflicers and medical staff of the French army in Rhode Island, 
and was entrusted with the care of their invalid soldiers when the allied 
forces left for home. At the close of the war, after a tour in England, 
Holland, Belgium and France, visiting hospitals, medical schools, etc., and 
becoming acquainted at Paris with Franklin, Jefferson and other distin- 
guished men, he resumed the practice of his profession at Providence, R. I. 
In 1802 he settled at Foster, R. I., where he remained until his death in 

1899.] Benry Thayer Droxone. 225 

1834, engaged in practice and attention to his botanic garden, scientific, 
classical and literary studies. He delivered many lectares, orations and 
addresses, including a enlogy on Washington on February 22, 1800. His 
thrid son, Henry Bernardin Drowne (born in 1799), possessed many of 
his Other's tastes, was early identified, as his father had been, with the 
Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, was 
noted for his financial ability, probity, and unostentatious spirit of benevo- 
lence. He married Julia Ann Stafford of Warwick, R. I., and of their 
seven children the subject of this sketch, Henry T. Drowne, was the eldest. 
In addition to careful home nurture he enjoyed, as the oldest grandson of 
Dr. Solomon Drowne, the inestimable advantage of passing several years 
of his boyhood with that gentleman at his home '^ Mt. Hygeia,^ Foster, 
R. I., where, as well as at the Fruit Hill Classical Institute founded by his 
father and aunts, he acquired that taste for classical, historical and antiqua- 
rian literature which later distinguished him. 

In March, 1841, he became a resident of New York City, being a clerk 
first with William R. Robinson & Co., and later in the dry-goods commis- 
sion house of Caleb Fiske Harris. On June 21, 1855, he was appointed 
secretary of the old National Fire Insurance Company of New York, con- 
tinuing until May 11, 1869, when he was chosen as a director and elected 
its president, which office he filled with untiring energy and ability until 
his death. 

Mr. Drowne in his private life was distinguished as an antiquarian and 
genealogist, and made a large collection of rare prints and publications 
relating to those subjects, and contributed frequently to the historical and 
literary periodicals. He owned a fine library, a large collection of original 
documents and letters relating to the colonial and revolutionary history of 
this country, and was also an enthusiastic collector of engravings, notably 
portraits of Washington, Louis XVI., Lafayette, Franklin, and those con- 
nected with them in the Revolutionary war, and also as members of the 
Society of the Cincinnati. He was deeply interested in everything relating 
to American history. 

Mr. Drowne has been largely identified by membership and personal 
activity with many of our leading patriotic, historical and scientific societies 
and institutions. 

On July 4, 1878, he became a member of the Rhode Island Society of 
the Cincinnati, and in 1893 he was elected Assistant Treasurer-Greneral of 
the General Society of the Cincinnati, which office he held until his death. 
He was an active member of several important committees of the Society 
MB follows: the centennial celebration of the disbandment of the Conti- 
nental army at Newburg, N. Y. ; centennial celebration of the institution 
of the Order of the Cincinnati, in 1883; centennial celebration of the 
inauguration of Gen. Washington, in 1889. He was an alternate to the 
General Society from Rhode Island from 1880 to 1887, and a delegate 
from 1887 to 1893, when he was elected an officer. He had in his keeping 
the original article of incorporation of the General Society in 1783, a magni- 
ficent parchment signed by Washington and the Revolutionary generals 
and officers of both the French and American armies, also the engraved 
copper plate from which the original memberships were printed, the original 
draft by Major L' Enfant of the seal of the Society, as also many interest- 
ing documents and letters belonging to the archives of the General Society. 

In 1886 he became a memlMr of the Sons of the Revolution of New 
Yorky and was number 72 on its roll. He read papers before the Society 

226 Henry Thayer Drowne. [April, 

and contributed valuable data from time to time. He was registrar of the 
Society from 1887 to 1891, and at the time of his death was chairman of 
the nominating committee. 

In 1861 he was one of the originators, with Rev. Dr. Francis VintODt 
George William Curtis, Benjamin G. Arnold, Charles H. Russell and 
others, of the '^ Sons of Shode Island in New York," an organization 
designed to forward the interest of Rhode Island troops then in the field in 
the defence of the nation ; for, although born in Connecticut, Mr. Drowne 
was always claimed as a **son of Rhode Island," both from the fact of 
family connections and his long residence in the latter state. 

In 1847 he was elected a resident member of the New York Historical 
Society; in 1863 a member of the American Ethnological Society, <^ 
which for many years he was secretary and librarian ; in 1866 life member 
of the New England Society of New York Gty ; in 1875 member of the 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, which he served many 
years as president ; in 1877 corresponding member of the New-England 
Historic Genealogical Society. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society 
of London, England ; of the American Geographical Society ; member of 
the Historical Societies of Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Wis- 
consin, Georgia, Vermont, Chicago and Kansas ; of Numismatic and Anti- 
quarian Society of Philadelphia; of the Prince Soctety of Boston; of the 
Historical Society of Great Britain and others. He was one of the trus-* 
tees of the Metropolitan College of Music of the University of the State 
of New York, and a director of the New York Institution for the Deaf 
and Dumb. 

Mr. Drowne's religious affiliations were with the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, he having been for thirty-three years a member of the Rev. Dr. 
George H. Houghton's Church of the Transfiguration, New York. He 
had a fine ear for music, and in his early life studied in Providence under 
Edward B. Bohuszewicz, an exile from Poland. 

Although Mr. Drowne, with his characteristic modesty, had not committed 
himself to any considerable literary work, yet his contributions to Ameri- 
can biography and genealogy were ample witnesses to his ability in this 
line. He was frequently called upon to assist in procuring information for 
the verification of facts, and he was never found wanting, for it may b© 
truly said of him, that he was never happier than when rendering to oth- 
ers (and frequently strangers) those courtesies which, however slight he 
affected to think them, were of such inestimable value to the literary 

His unselfish spirit of helpfulness contributed largely, though most unos- 
tentatiously, to the welfare of every association with which he has been 
connected, and had drawn about him a large circle of friends, who sincerely 
mourn his loss. 

Mr. Drowne married December 24, 1851, Sarah Rhodes Arnold, daugh- 
ter of George Carpenter and Pbebe Rhodes Arnold, of Providence, R. I. 
Sarah Rhodes Arnold was a lineal descendant of William Arnold, who 
settled in Rhode Island in 1 636, received grants of land from Roger Wil- 
liams, and was one of the fifty-four landed proprietors of Rhode Island. 
Her mother, Phebe Rhodes, was descended from Zachary Rhodes, who 
married Joanna Arnold, one of the first settlers in Rhode Island — other- 
wise known as Lord Rhodes — the first of the name in America, having 
come to this country in 1620. His widow and son, Henry Russell Drowne, 
survive him. 

1899.] The Axtell Family in America. 227 


Bj S. J. AxTBLL, Kalamazoo, Bfich. 

The earliest appearance of the name Axtell which has come to mj 
knowledge dates back to the year 1535. In that year the *' bon homes ** 
of a monastery of the AugusUnian order in Gatesden, Hertfordshire, Eng- 
land, made over their property to Henry the Eighth, and among the names 
signed to the deed was that of John Axstyl. The registration of baptisms 
and deaths in the parish churches of England began about 1 538. At St. 
Peter's Church, Berkhampstead, a town in Hertfordshire, there is the 
record of the baptism of John Axtell, son of John, in 1539, and of William, 
son of John, in 1541. Five other entries of Axtells appear before 1614. 
From 1614 to 1628 there is a series of entries, as follows: 

John, son 

of William, 

bap. Aug. 14, 1614 

William, " 



'* Dec. 1, 1616 

1. Thomas, ** 



« Jan. 26, 1619 

Daniel, « 



" May 26, 1622 

William, " 



« June 11, 1622 

Thomas, " 



" Oct 31, 1624 

Samuel, '' 



" Dec. 15, 1624 

Avie, daughter 



« Mar. 28, 1627 

Sarah, << 



" June 20, 1628 

It appears from the above that there were two William Axtells rearing ^ ' P ' 
families in Berkhampstead between 1614 and 1628. One, perhaps, was the 
William who was a burgess in 1628 and common clerk in 1639. 

If we assign the first four in the above list, with Samuel, bom 1624, and 
ooe of the daughters to one William and the rest to the other, we avoid 
difficulties which any other division encounters, and make Thomas (bom 
1619) the emigrant to America, brother of Daniel (bora 1622) the colonel 
mider Cromwell, who was put to death in 1660 for his share in the death of 

Mary, daughter of Thomas, was baptized in Berkhampstead, September ^ ^: ^^^ 
25, 1639, and Henry, the second child, October 15, 1641. Soon after the 
latter date, the little family appear in Sudbury, Mass. Here, June 1, 1644, 
-ff. another Ma^ was bora. Thomas, the father, died in 1646, and was buried 
August 1st of that year. 

^ The inventory of the goods of Thomas Axtell of Sudbury, lately de- 
ceased. Imprimis, his land and house £8, 10, cattle £8, 10, wearing ap- 
parell and bedding with his armes £10, for Brasse and pewter £5. He 
expressed that Mary his wife should have all his estate to bring up his 

The widow married John (jroodnow, September 19, 1656. 

June 18, 1659, Edward Wright and Hannah Axtelf of Sudbury were 
married. If the above identification of Thomas, bora 1619, with Thomas 
of Sudbury be correct, this Hannah cannot have been his daughter. Who 
•he was does not appear. 

^ J: '. "■ ^ f ' ■ / 

• I 

228 J%e Axtell Family in America. [Aprils 


2. Henrt' Axtell (JTiomas^), boru in England, 1641, took up land 
with the first proprietors of Marlboro', Mass., in 1 660. He married Hannah 
Merriam, June 14, 1665, and lived in the eastern part of Marlboro'. 

Children of Henry and Hannah : 

i. Samuel,' b. March 27, 1666 ; probably d. yonng. 
il. Hannah, b. Nov. 18, 1667 ; untraced. 
lit. Mart, b. Aug. 8, 1670; m. Zachariah Newton, 1698. 
8. iv. Thomas, b. April 16, 1672. 

4. V. Daniel, b. Nov. 4, 1673. 

yi. Sarah, b. Sept. 18, 1675 ; nntraced. 

Henry Axtell was killed by the Indians early in 1676. The inventorj 
of his estate is dated April 1 of that year. His widow married Will Tay- 
lor, July 5, 1677. ci Cgy^c4f\jL - 


8. Thomas* Axtell (Ifenrt/,* Thomas^)^ married November 2, 1697, 
Sarah Barker of Concord, and lived in the east part of Marlboro*. 
About 1735, he moved to Hassanamisco, afterwards Grafton. He 
died December 18, 1750. His wife died June 26, 1747. 
Children of Thomas and Sarah : 

1. Thomas,^ b. Aug. 19, 1698; d. Dec. 22, 1698. 
ii. Sarah, b. Feb. 16, 1708; m. Josiah Hayden, Feb. 7, 1721. 

5. iii. Joseph, b. Aug. 1, 1705. 

iv. Hannah, m. Zedekiah Drury of Sutton, July 20, 1738. 

6. V. Thomas, b. May 11, 1712. 

vi. John, b. April 16, 1715; d. April 10, 1742.- 
vii. Abigail, b. Oct. 8, 1717; m. Benjamin Pratt, Dec. 21, 1736. 

4. Daniel* Axtell {Hmry^ Thoma^\ born November 4, 1673; died 
January, 1735. In 1695 Elder William Pratt organized a church 
in Dorchester, Mass., and soon after went to South Carolina to 
plant his church there as a missionary colony. In his diary, he 
records a very hospitable reception by Lady Axtell, the widow of 
Landgrave Daniel Axtell, who went from England to South Carolina 
about 1680. Probably Daniel Axtell of Massachusetts accompanied 
Mr. Pratt on one of his earlier voyages to South Carolina. May 
12, 1702, he married Thankful, daughter of Elder Pratt, and lived 
in South Carolina till about 1707, when he returned to Massachu- 
setts and became a large landholder in Berkley, then a part of 
Dighton and Taunton. A release, dated March 16, 1703, from 
Daniel Axtell of Carolina, county of Bartley, on Ashley river, made 
out in favor of his brother Thomas of Massachusetts, establishes the 
relationship. A clause in Lady Axtell's will leaving property to her 
^^ kinsman Daniel Axtell in New England " shows a relationship 
there. But the landgrave could not have been the son of the regi- 
cide, since the landgrave had a daughter of age in 1678, as appears 
from his will made that year in England. 
Children of Daniel and Thankful : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. April 28, 1703; m. Burt. 

7. ii. Daniel, b. Oct. 24, 1704. 

iii. Kebecca, b. Nov. 22, 1706; probably m. Jacob Cooke of Ablngtoii» 

Nov. 11, 1736. 
iv. Hannah, b. April 10, 1710; m. Joseph Edmister, Feb. 18, 1741. 

8. V. William, b. April 13, 1713. 

9. vi. Hbnry, b. June 24, 1715. 

1899.] I%e Axtell Family in America. 229 

10. Tii. Samuel, b. Oct. 25, 1717. 

11. yiii. Ebexezsr, b. March 24, 1724. 

ix. Thankful, b. Dec. 8, 1725. 

12. z. Thomas, b. Sept. 15, 1727. 


5. Joseph^ Axtell (T^oiiuu,* Henry ^^ Thoma^)^ married Abigail Haj- 

deD of Sudbary, February 4, 1730. He lived at first in Marlboro', 
but after 1746 in Grafton. His children were bom in Marlboro', 
and were: 

L Elizabeth,* b. Aug. 7, 1730; m. (?) Nathaniel Cooper of Grafton, 

April 22, 1746. 
ii. Mart, b. Jan. 18, 1732; m. Samael Giles of Hopkinton, Nov. 16, 


13. lii. Daniel, b. Jan. 14, 1784. 

iv. Abigail, b. Oct. 12, 1738; m. Moses Eager, July 18, 1759. 

6. Thomas^ Axtell {Thomoi^* Henry^ Thoma^)^ removed from Marl- 

boro' to Grafton. May 13, 1736, he married Elizabeth Sherman of 
Marlboro', who received as her marriage portion a large tract of 
laud in the north part of Grafton, a part of which remains in the 
hands of her descendant Aztells. October 6, 1760, Thomas, now a 
widower, married Mary Sanger, by whom he had several children, 
all of whom died young. Thomas died 1798. 
Children of Thomas and Elizabeth : 

i. Sarah,* b. April 25, 1737 ; m. James McClellan of Sntton, Feb. 2, 

ii. Elizabeth, b. April 26, 1739 ; m. Ephraim Lyon, Nov. 27, 1760. 
iii. Hannah, b. Oct. 6, 1741 ; m. Jason Waite. 

14. iv. John, b. June 3, 1744. 

15. V. Thomas, b. Dec 16, 1746. 

vL and vii. Mary and Phebe, b. March 12, 1748. Possibly Mary may be 
the Polly Axtell who m. George Smith in Grafton, 1786. Phebe 
m. Thomas ELidder, and afterwards joined the Shakers. 

7. Daniel^ Axtell {Danielj* Blmry* Thoma$^)y married September 15, 

1737, Waitsdll Babbitt He lived in Berkley, and was prominent 
in town and charch affairs. First wife died 1757; second wife, 
Phebe Reed. Daniel died September 21, 1761. His widow mar- 
ried Capt. James Foster of Rochester. Children : 

ill. Elizabeth, b. Dec 17, 1742; m. Isaac Tnbbs, Dec. 26, 1768. 

Daniel, the son, d. 1772, probably unmarried. 

Thankfol married Elisha Crane, 1774. Among her desoendants 
is J. £. Crane of Taonton, who still preserves the memorandum 
book of his ancestor Daniel Axtell.^ 

8. WiLLiAK^ Axtell {Danid^ Henry,* Thoma$f)y married Hannah 

Spooner of Middleboro', November 2, 1739. Removed from Berk- 
ley about 1743, probably into Taunton. 
Children of William and Hannah : 

16. 1. Henry,* bapt. Aug. 80, 1741. 

17. iL William, bi^t. Aug. 29, 1742. 

18. Uf. Benjaxik, b. 1744(?). 
iv. JOAmiA, b. 1746. 

19. T. 8ILA0, b. 1748(t). 

230 The Axtell Family in America. [April, 

JoanQa married Bernice Crane of Berkley, January 15, 1763. 
She Ii\red to be one hundred years old, dying in 1846. Her grand- 
son, Rev. Silas Axtell Crane, D.D., was an Episcopalian clergymaD 
greatly honored and loved. He died at E^t Greenwich, R. I., ia 

9 Hbnrt** Axtell (Daniel,* Benry,* Thomas^), married Jemima 
Leonard, 1737. He removed about 1740 or '41, with the Leonards 
to Mendham, N. J., where he died 1753 or '54. His widow mar- 
ried Matthew Lumm. Children : 

20. i. Hbnry,* b. March 16, 1738. 

ii. Phebe, b. 1740; m. Daniel Drake, Dec. 27, 1759. 
ill. Hannah, b. 1742; m. Zephanlah Burt, May 29, 1764. 
iv. Bethany, b. 1744; m. Artemas Day, Jan. 21, 1767. 

21. v. Calvin, b, 1760. 

22. vl. LUTHEB, b. April 22, 1763. 

10. Samuel* Axtell (Daniel,* Henry,^ Thomas^), married Hannah 

Hatheway of Freetown about 1740, and spent his days in Berkley; 
died February 25, 1769. Children: 

i. Samuel,* b. 1741 ; d. 1766. 

ii. Hannah, b. Sept. 6, 1744 ; m. Samuel Tubbs, Aug. 23, 1762, 
iii. Thankful, b. 1746 ; d. Oct. 26, 1760. 

23. iv. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 9, 1749. 

24. V. Ezra, b. Oct. 26, 1761. 

vi. Abigail, b. Feb. 14, 1764 ; m. Jonathan Reed, Nov. 5, 1772, 
26. vii. Samuel, b. Jan. 8, 1766. 

viii. Louisa, b. July 9, 1768 ; untraced. 

26. ix. Henry, b. May 8, 1761. 

X. Thankful, b. Nov. 16, 1762; untraced. 
xi. LURANA, b. Oct. 23, 1766 ; m. Pitts Phillips, Feb. 6, 1788. 

11. Ebenezer^ Axtell (Daniel* Henry ^ TTiomcu^). Berkley records 

say, '^ Ebenezer Axtell late of Meudom in Jarzes but now an in- 
habitant of Berkley and Hannah Hatheway of Berkley were mar- 
ried Oct. 15, 1751." He is mentioned frequently as filling town 
offices. Children : 

1. Rkbeckah,* b. Aug. 9, 1762; untraced. 

27. ii. Thomas, b. July 15, 1755. 

iii. Rachel, b. April 5, 1757; probably the Rachel Axtell who m. Jacob 
Goldthwalt of Uxbridge, April 14, 1785. 

12. Thomas* Axtell (Daniel* Henry, ^ Thomas^), There is no record 

of Thomas in Berkley, though the ** Axtell Memorial" says he 
moved in 1769 or 70 from Massachusetts to New Jersey with his 
two sons. My informants say he married Hannah Goebel (a New 
England name, found in the Concord records) in 1746, and died in 
1758. His widow married Nathan Lincoln. He probably followed 
Henry to New Jersey before 1750. Children : 

28. i. Daniel,* b. April 12, 1748. 

29. ii. Thomas, b. 1750(?). 

♦The list of children here given accords with that in " The Axtell Memorial." Be- 
tween Bethany, b. 1744, and Calvin, b. 1750, there ia room for two children. Possibly 
Ebenezer Axtell, ensign in New Jersey troops in the Revolution, belongs here. Also 
Henry S. Axtell of Bradford, N. Y., b. 1796, may be a descendant of a missing son. 
He clAimed relationship with this family. 

1899.] The Axtell Family in America. 231 


13. Daniel' Axtell (Jasepk,^ Thomas,* Henry? Thomat^), lived ia 
GraftoQ, Mass., where November 12, 1754, he married Elizabeth 
Whittemore. After the Revolation, he went to Grafton, Vt, where 
he died September 1, 1799. His widow died March 20, 1812. 
Children of Daniel and Elizabeth : 

30. i. MoBBs,* b. Jan. 11, 1755 ; lived in I>ela¥rare Co., K. Y. ; served in the 


31. ii. Aaron, b. March 23, 1757; lived in western New York; served in 

the Revolution. 

32. iii. Daniel, b. May 1, 1759 ; served in the Revolation, 1778 ; removed to 

Delaware Co., N. Y. 
iv. Abigail, b. 1761 ; nntraced. 

33. V. Joseph, b. 1763; a soldier, 1780; removed to Grafton, Yt. 
vi. Betsey, b. 1765(7); nntraced. 

34. viL Alexander, b. 1767 (?) ; lived in Grafton, Yt. 

14k John* Axtell {Thoma$? ThamoM? Henry y^ Thoma^y lived and died 

in Grafton. In 1776 married Daniels. He died about 

1782. Widow married in 1784, John Knox. 
Child of John and : 

35. L John,* b. 1778 (?). Descendants live in Jay, Me. 

15. Thomas* Axtell {Thoma$y^ Thomas,* Henry,* Thomas^), married 

Jane 10, 1777, Deborah Jones of Franklin. He died in Grafton, 
1819. In the army 1780. 
Children of Thomas and Deborah : 

i. Chloe,* b. Jnly 11, 1778; nnm.; d. 1851. 
ii. Sbth, b. Jnly 28, 1780; d. 1798. 

36. iii. Thomas, b. Biay 2, 1783 ; m. Hannah Walker, 1808. 

iv. Deborah, b. Biay 21, 1788; m. Samnel Green of Westboro*. No 

V. OuvE, b. 1790; d. 1819, nnm. 
Ti. John, b. Jnly 15, 1792 ; d. yonng. 

16. HsKBT* Axtell {WtQiam,^ Daniel* Henry* TTiomas^). Henry 

Axell (sic) was a seaman from Massachusetts, engaged July 10, 
1776, for five months. Henry Axtell of Berkley, in 1777, enlisted 
for three years in Zebedee Ripley's co.. Col. G. Bradford. Also 
mentioned as in the Continental army, 1780, 1782. This agrees 
with a tradition among his descendants, as follows : ^ A soldier 
of the Revolution, a sergeant in Washington's Life Guard, at the 
battle of Stony Point, later with Wayne in the Indian war. A 
prisoner on ship Jersey, escaping by filing off his chain with a nail ; 
lost at sea." The identification here made seems very probable. 
Children : 

87. i. Henrt Copse,* b. 1786 ; broker. New York city. 

ii. Louisa, b. about 1788; m. David Elderkin at Providence, B. I., May 
20, 1807. 

17. William* Axtell ( WUUam,^ Daniel,* Henry,* TTunnas^), married 

Mercy Lincoln of Taunton, June 23, 1763. Marched at the alarm 
April 19, 1775 ; served in 1777 and 1778. In 1790, he was in Nor- 
ton ; the same year moved to Sutton. 
Children of William and Mercy : 

i. Hannah,* m. Bartholomew Putnam of Sutton, 
87. IL William, m. Sebeckah Axtell, dau. of 27. 

232 The Axtell Family in America. [April, 

iii. Mbrct, m. John Titus of Satton. 
iv. Henry, lost at sea about 1807. 
y. Bbtsby, married Tarrant Sibley of Petersham. 

18. Benjamin^ Axtell ( William,^ Daniel,* Henry,* Thofnas^)^ served a 

short time in the war of the Revolution ; married Jemima Briggs of 
Rehoboth, February 19, 1778; removed to Westmoreland, N. H. 
Children of Benjamin and Jemima : 

1. Daniel,' untraced; probably at Danby, Vt., 1827-8. 
89. ii. Silas. 

iil. Benjamin, untraced. 
iv. Jemima, unm. 

19. SiLAS^ Axtell (TFt^iom/ Daniely* Henry,* Thonuu^), was in the 

Revolutionary war; married Hoskins; removed to Wil- 
mington, Vt, where he died in 1801. Children: 

40. i. Silas," b. Nov. 25, 1785, at Wilmington, Vt. ; Perry, Lake Co., Ohio. 

41. ii. Salmon, b. July 11, 1792, at Wilmington; physician at Fort Ann, 

N. Y. 

Three daughters, who married respectively Hastings, 

Crosby and Nlms. 

20. Henry* Axtell (Henry,^ Daniel* Henry,* Thomas^). "The old 

major " was a man of property and influence in Mendham, N. J. 
Served as major' of Morris Co. militia in the Revolution. Was 
twice married; first, June 18, 1760, to Mary Beach; second, 
January 7, 1767, to Phebe Condit Day. He died April 6, 1818. 
By first wife : 

i. Hannah,^ b. Oct. 15, 1761 : m. Lozier. 

ii. Maby, b. 1763 : m. Stephen Ludlow. 

42. iii. David, b. 1765 ; m. Hannah Johnson, Mendham, N. J. 

By second wife : 

i. Lurana, b. Oct. 20, 1767 ; m. January, 1788, Samuel Beach. 
48. ii. Silas, b. April 5, 1769 ; m. Elizabeth Loree, Jan. 9, 1791. 
iii. Phebe, b. June 23, 1771; m. Isaac Clark, Oct. 1, 1793. 

44. iv. Henry, b. June 9, 1773. (Rev. Henry Axtell, D.D., Geneva, N. Y.) 

V. Rhoda, b. April 11, 1776; m. Simeon Cory, May 26, 1798. 
vi. Joseph, b. March 14, 1777 ; d. young. 

21. Calvin^ Axtell (Henry,* Daniel,* Henry, ^ Thomas^), married Mary 

Mills, November 7, 1771. He spent his Jays in Mendham, N. J. 
Children of Calvin and Mary : 

45. i. Philip Lindley.* 

46. ii. Timothy. 

ill. Samuel, unm. 
iv. Calvin, untraced. 

22. Luther^ Axtell {Henry,* Daniel* Henry,* Thomas^), married June 

10, 1778, Hannah Condit. About 1780 moved to Washington Co., 
Pa., where he died June 2, 1812. 
Children of Luther and Hannah : 

RuFus,* Lurana and Henry d. young. 

47. i. Philip, b. Feb. 10, 1781. 

48. ii. Luther, b. July 26, 1783. 

ill. Mary, b. Feb. 7, 1786; m. Edward Ross, 
iv. Hannah, b. April 13, 1788; m. Rufus Dodd. 
V. Jemima, b. Dec. 4, 1790; m. Freeman Dodd. 
vi. Bethany, b. April 7, 1793 ; m. Joseph Ruggs. 

1899.] The Axtell Family in America. 233 

23. Ebenezer* Axtell {Samud^ Danidf Henry,* Thomas^). Beyond 

the entry of his birth Berkley records are silent concerning him. 
Ebenezer Axtell, of Berkley, served six months in Rhode Island, 
1778, and is mentioned as Ebenezer Axtall in Rhode Island records. 
There was also an Ebenezer, ensign in Morris Co. militia, N. J. 
See note to Henry, 9. 

24. Ezra* Axtell ( Samuel,^ Danid,* Henry^ Thoma^), was a soldier in 

the Revolution ; settled in Pittsford, Vt. ; removenl to Pierpont, St. 
Lawrence Co., N. Y., about 1816, where he died July, 1831. 
Children : 

49. 1. John,' b. 1787 ; a Presbyterian clergyman in northern New York and 

60. 11. Henry, b. Dec. 27, 1790; Pierpont, N. Y.; m. Sarah T. Woodruff, 

Jan. 22, 1812. 

51. ill. Samuel, b. 1792; m. 1811, Zenlath Steams; d. In the army at Platt:»- 

burg, N. Y., 1812. 

Iv. Dolly, m. Morgan. 

V. Hannah, b. April 13, 1796; m. Daniel Church, 1816. 

52. vl. Ebenezer, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

vll. LuRANA, b. Jan. 27, 1804 ; m. Dorus Leonard, 1820. 
vlil. Ezra, b. 1806; d. 1828. 
Ix. Abigail, b. Jan. 2, 1811; m. Alva Leonard, 1830. 

25. Samuel^ Axtell {SamueU^ Daniel^* Ifenry,* 77iamas^)y was a soldier 

of the Revolution, after which he went to Chester, Vt, and settled 
in what was then a wilderness. About 1785, married Celia Dean 
of Taunton, Mass. She died December 5, 1806. His second wife 
was Martha Earle, who died 1859. Samuel died July 5, 1835. 
Children of Samuel and Celia: 

1. Dean.* 11. Alvtn. These d. young, 
lii. Sylvia, b. March 15, 1794; m. September, 1813, Daniel H. Rice. 
Iv. Celia, d. young. 

v. LoRiCA, b. Aug. 25, 1799; m. Henry Chandler; d. 1877. 
vi. Sarah M., b. Aug. 10, 1801; m. Ira Clark. 

53. vU. Samcrl, b. February, 1804 ; m. Martha M. Page ; d. at Rutland, Wis., 

vlli. Caroline A-, m. Parker of Chester, Vt. 

26. Henrt* Axtell (Samuels* Danidy* Henry^* Thomat^)^ possibly what 

is put under 16 belongs here. 

27. Thomas^ Axtell (Ebenezer,* Danid^ Henry^ TTiomat^), an only son ; 

married Rebecca French, August 9, 1775 (Berkley); moved to 
Sutton, Mass., and afterwards, 1800, to Pern (now Windsor), Mass., 
where he died February 10, 1816. 
Children of Thomas and Rebecca : 

1. Rebecca,' b. about 1777 ; m. her 2d cousin, William Axtell (38), Feb. 
28, 1797, and Hathaway of Worthington, Mass. 

54. 11. Thomas, b. 1780. Western New York. 

55. ill. Asa, b. Jan. 22, 1781. Belgrade, Me. 

iv. Hannah, b. about 1783 ; m. Ebenezer Pelton. 

56. V. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 20, 1785. Windsor, Mass. 

57. vi. Sylvester, b. May 10, 1786. Kalamazoo, Mich. 

58. vil. Daniel, b. Feb. 22, 1787. Amherst, Ohio, 
vlii. Bachxl, m. — »- Ellison. 

Ix. , m. Ellison. 

TOL. LUI. 15 

234 The Blynman Party. [Aprils 

28. Daniel* Aztell {Thomas,^ Daniel^* Henry^ Thomai^\ lived in New 

Jersey, and about 1780 removed to western Pennsylvania ; married 
Buth Tuthill about 1770; died 1826. 

Children of Daniel and Ruth (order uncertain, and information 
very incomplete) : 

69. i. LiKCOLN,* b. Sept. 16, 1777 (?). 

60. ii. Eliab. 

61. iii. Isaac Tuthill. Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio. 

62. iv. TuoMAS, b. Jan. 31, 1780(?;. Monroe Co., Ohio. 

63. y. Amzi. 

64. vi. Daniel. 

66. vii. Joseph S., b. 1792. 

viii.-z. Three daughters, Rhoda, Elizabeth and Polly. 

29. Thomas* Axtell {Tliomaz^* Daniel^ Henry ^ Thomcu^), married (in 

^ew Jersey ) Mary Tuthill ; went with his brother to western Penn- 
sylvania; died July 12, 1808. His first wife died 1791; second 
wife, Ellen McLean. 

Children of Thomas and Mary : 

66. I. Nathan,* b. about 1780. 

ii. Hannah, m. Levi Lindley. iii. Sabah, m. Timothy Lindley. 
iv. Cecilia, m. Darling Day. y. Phbbb, m. Ichabod Dilley. 
vi. Ruth, untraced. 

67. vii. Samuel, b. Nov. 25, 1791 ; physician, Sheakleyville, Pa. 

Children of Thomas and Ellen : 

68. ix. Charles, b. July 10, 1796. Iroquois Co., HI. 

69. z. Thomas. Solsberry, Ind. 


By W. Fahrand Felch, Esq., of Hartford, Ct. 

The Blynman party came from Wales, mainly from Monmouth- 
shire, and very likely in the year 1640. They first appear at Plymouth 
and next at Marshfield (then called Green's Harbor), Massachusetts, 
but remained there only a short time before they removed to Glouces- 
ter. The members of Rev. Mr. Blynman's party were largely, it is 
supposed, members of his church, at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, be- 
fore his ejection therefrom. They accompanied him over the ocean, 
kept with him at Marshfield, then at Gloucester, and about 1650 
went with him to New London, Connecticut. They were farmers 
and mechanics who found Gloucester, which was then little more 
than a fishing station, an unfavorable place for their occupation, 
hence their removal to New London. 

Mr. Blynman is said in history to have been accompanied to this 
country by ^^ several Welsh gentlemen of good note^^ but the date 
of his arrival is not known. 

1899.] The Blynman Party. 235 

In the ** Memoirs of the Plymouth Colony," by Hon. Francis 
Baylies, part 5, p. 285, under ^ Marshfield," we find : 

^ Gov. Winslow, the fooDder of Marshfield, often visited England ; he 
indnced several Welsh gentlemen of respectability to emigrate to America, 
amongst whom came the Rev. Richard Blinman, in 1642, who was the first 
pastor of Marshfield. Some dissensions taking place, Mr. Blinman and 
the Welshmen removed to Cape Anne in less than a year. In 1648 Blin- 
man went to New London, in Counecticat, of which place he was the pastor 
ten years. In 1658 he was at New Haven, and soon after returned to 
England, after having received in 1650 an invitation to settle at New- 
foundland. He died at the city of Bristol, England." 

From another source I glean : 

^Marshfield incorporated March 1, 1642. After the departure of Rev. 
Mr. Blinman, Rev. Edward Bulkeley, son of the first minister of Concord, 
JIass., was pastor." 


The earliest notice we have of ^Ir. Blynman in this country is in 
the Plymouth records, March 2y 1641. This was earlier than 
any vessel would likely arrive that season, which makes it probable 
that he came over in 1640: 

^At a General Court held in Plymouth, (Mass.,) Mr. Blindman, Mr. 
Heugh Prjchard, Mr. Obadiah Brewen, John Sadler, Heugh Cauken, and 
Walter Tibbott were propounded to be made free the next Court." 

Plymouth Records^ vol. 2, p. 8. 

This is dated March 2, 1641, and is the earliest mention of the 
Slynman party. What is still more remarkable is that only six of 
the numerous party are mentioned. 

Gov. Winthrop in his Diary, says : 

^ One Mr. Blinman, a minister in Wales, a Godly and able man, came 
over with some friends of his, and being invited to Green's Harbour (since 
Marshfield near Plymouth,) they went thither, but ere the year teas expired 
there fell out some difference among them which by no means could be 
reconciled, so as they agreed to part, and he came with his company and 
sat down at Cape Anne which at this Court {May^ ^^4^) was established 
to be a plantation and called Gloucester.'' 

The italics in all cases in this article are the writer's, for a piur- 
poae which will appear soon. If they came in 1640 from A^'ale8 
or England, then *'ere the year was expired," or at all events 
within a year of that time, they must have removed to Gloucester. 
The date of their propounding as freemen of Plymouth colony is 
given in the Plymouth records clearly enough, ** March 2d, 1640- 
41," which according to present reckoning was 1641 N.S., but early 
for a vessel to arrive that year from the mother coimtry, hence they 
may have come in 1640; and if within a year of that time they 
had fallen out with the iVIarshfield authorities, then it foUows they 
were in Gloucester early in 1641 N.S. 

236 The Blynman Party. [April, 

Moreover, Marehfield wae incorporated in 1640. Mr. Window 
eettled there himself, so it is probable he induced this Wekh party 
to come over with him to help settle it. 


It is not known, either, at what time thej removed to 61onoe»- 
ter, but within a year, as Gov. Winthrop says. The present 
writer, in investigating his family records, makes the following dis- 
coveries. First, that it is just barely possible that his emigrant 
ancestor, Henry Felch, senior, was a member of the Blynman 
party, as he is traditionally a Welshman, and also firom parity of 

Babson's " History of Gloucester, Mass.,'' page 93, says : 

'* Henry Felch was here in 1 642, and was the owner of ' six acres of 
hoed ground,' of which there was no grant m the record. From this fiid 
it may be inferred that he was a settler before the incorporation, of the town. 

He also had a house and land which he sold to James Avery He 

may have removed to ... . Boston, where the name is found in 1657. 
He had a daughter who married Samuel Haieward." .... 

^^ Samuel Haieward is not mentioned as an owner of land, nor in any 
other connection than as husband and father. His marriage with a daugli- 
ter of Henry Felch, March £, 1641^ N. S., is the earUett in the record 
His children were Samuel, born 1642, and John, 1643." 

Now, Henry Felch owned his land before the incorporation of the 
town, which was incorporated ^ 2d month, 1642," (or May, 1642). 
But in Oct., 1641, the bounds of the town were settled by the 
General Court ; so it is probable there were settlers there that early. 
But Henry Felch was there prior to that time even, as there is no 
grant of his six acres in the town records. 

It is an open question, however, whether he was in Gloucester as 
early as March 2d, 1641, on which date his daughter was married 
to Samuel Haieward or Hayward ; but it is very probable that he 
was a resident of Gloucester at that time, from the circumstance of 
his daughter having been married here at that date. 

But, on this very same date (March 2d, 1641), as we have 
already seen, Mr. Blynman and his party were propounded freemen 
of the Plymouth colony. Now it is just possible that if Henry 
Felch was a member of the Blynman colony at this time, he was 
with that party on that day, or they were with him ; and if they 
were it may be that they had already settled in Gloucester the day 
they icere propounded as freemen of Plymouth colony.* 

* Or, the six members admitted may have remained at Plymouth for that purpose, 
while the rest of the party ma^ have gone on to Gloucester in advance, the six mem* 
bers remaining to be cnarged with the control of the settlement. It is not certain that 
the six were made freemen at the next Court (April 5th), as no mention is made in the 
records. But records of admission were kept loosely. It is more likely thej had left 
Plymouth, and probably Marshfield, for Gloucester. 

1899.] The Blynman Party. 237 


The Blynman party may have just landed, or may have been at 
Marshfield when propoanaed, or at Gloucester. We have already 
shown that they had probably just landed at Pljrmouth. We can 
now assume they could have been admitted freemen of Plymouth 
colony just as well if they resided at Plymouth or Marshfield. 
Again, it is very likely they trere admitted freemen at about the 
time they arrived at Gloucester, as it was necessary for them to be 
made freemen before they could become townsmen to govern the 

On May 2, 1642, some of the above mentioned persons (freemen 
at Plymouth) were chosen to manage the prudentiid afiairs of Glou- 
cester, Mass. This constituted the first board of selectmen. 
Now, if Henry Felch was of the Blynman party, it is likely the 
party was in Gloucester before the marriage of his daughter^ 
March 2d, 1641. The town of Gloucester was settled some time 
between Oct., 1641 (when the bounds of the town were settled by 
the General Court), and May, 1642 (when it was established or in- 
corporated as a plantation and called Gloucester). It is highly 
probable it was settled long before this, however, by the Welsh 
party, added to the rude fisher folk who had inhabited Cape Ann 
for several years prior. At the last date, May, 1642, without doubt 
all the Blinman party were settled at Gloucester. 


It is an inquiry of some interest who composed the Welsh party 
that came over with Bev. Mr. Blinman. It is fair to presume that 
a considerable number of his fellow-passengers settled with him in a 
body at Cape Ann. Thither, therefore, we must follow them. On 
that billowy mass of rocks, that promontory so singularly bold in 
position and outline and so picturesque in appearance, they fixed 
their second encampment in this new world. 

The following extract from the town records of Gloucester may 
several of the Welshmen : 

2. Mar. '42. On the first ordering and disposing of the affairs of Glou- 
by Mr. Endicott and Mr. Downing, these eight were chosen to 
manage the prudential afiairs : 

^ Wm. Steevens, Wm. Addis, Mr. Milwood, Mr. Sadler, Mr. Bnien, 
Mr. Fryer, Mr. Norton, Walter Tybott." 

Add to these eight names, the names of Rev. Richard Blynman, 
Hugh Pritchard and Hugh Calkin, propounded at Plymouth at the 
same time with Rev. Mr. Blinman and others. 

The emigrants to New London, from Gloucester, in 1650, were 
Christopher Avery, James Avery, Wm. Addis, Obadiah Bruen, 
Hugh Calkin, John Coit senior, Wm. Hough, Wm. Kenie, 
Andrew Lister or Lester, Wm. Meades, Ralph Parker, and Wm. 

240 The Blynman Party. [Aprils 


Wc have given all the available data that can be found on this 
side the Atlantic, probably, barring a few fugitive extracts of no 
great value or bearing on the question. Let us now summarize the 
data we have already enumerated, as near as we can firom double 
dates, imperfect records and traditions : 

I. That Gov. Winslow made several voyages to England on 
behalf of the Plymouth pilgrims, for commercial and colonizing pur- 
poses. In 1632 pastures were assigned to members of the Jrly- 
mouth colony, at Green's Harbor. In 1634, Winslow went to 
England and returned in 1636 ; but he may have gone over latar 
and returned in 1640, with the Blynman party, to Marshfield. 

n. That Winslow induced several rich Welsh gentlemen to 
emigrate to Marshfield, which they did probably in 1640. March 
2d, 1640-41, Mr. Blinman and others were to be made freemen; 
this according to present reckoning was 1641 N.S., but earlier than 
any vessel would be likely to arrive that season, which makes it 
probable that they came over in 1640 O.S. 

III. Marshfield was settled about 1640; this fact makes it 
more probable that the Blynman party came over in 1640. Mr. 
Winslow also settled here with the Welsh people. 

lY. Mr. Blynman and his party were at Marshfield not a fall 
year, according to Gov. Winthrop's Diary, which makes it probable 
they were at Gloucester by March 2, 1641 (O.S.), at which date 
also they were propounded freemen of Plymouth colony. 

V. A daughter of Henry Felch, senior, was married to Samuel 
Hayward in Gloucester, March 2d, 1641 (O.S.), the first marriage 
on Gloucester records, which makes it probable that Henry Felch 
was a resident there at that time, as he certainly was before the in- 
corporation of the town. If Henry Felch was a member of the 
Blynman party, then it is very likely they were there also. 

VI. Henry Felch was a resident of Gloucester before the incor- 
poration of the town, which occurred between Oct., 1641, and 
May, 1642, by which latter date it is probable all the Blinman party 
were in Gloucester, or at least the major part of them. 

VII. Rev. Mr. Blinman was admitted freemen of the Plymouth 
colony 7th Oct., 1641, having been previously propounded at Ply- 
mouth 2d March, 1640-1, and soon after removed to Marshfield, 
where he remained only a short time. 

VIII. Rev. Edward Bulkeley, his successor at Marshfield, was 
admitted to the fellowship of the First Church, Boston, on the 22d 
March, 1634—5, and was dismissed from the same church on the 
loth of August^ 1641^ probably to go to Marshfield. I believe 
this will still further establish Blinman and his followers as being in 
Gloucester at about this time. 

IX. Rev. Edward Bulkeloy's eldest child, Peter, was bom at 
Concord, Nov. 3, 1641 ; his second child, Elizabeth, was bom at 

1899.] The Blynman Party. 241 

Manhfield, date unknown, as also John and Jane. So he probably 
removed to Marshfield between the dates of birth of his two first 
children. This will also nearly tally with the dates of Blinman's 

X. '' Obadiah Bnien filled the office of town clerk daring the whole 
period of his stay in Gloucester; and when he left he carried the records 
with him, as it appears by a copy of an extract from them taken by his 
own hand after his removal to New Jersey." 

He was living in Newark, N.J., in 1681. Search for this mis- 
sing record should be made, by all means. 

XI. The first recorder was Obadiah Bruen, who removed to 
New London in 1650, and carried with him the original record. 

^ Tradition says he took it," says Babson, '^ because the town would not 
pay for the book ; but this seems improbable, considering that he left in 
another volume, in his own hand-writing, what we must conceive to have 
been the most important part of that which he carried away." — ^page 185. 

XXL " There is nothing in the town-records about the erection of the 
first meeting house • . . erected by earlier inhabitants than Mr. Blynman 
and his company." " So long ago as in 1633/* says Rev. E. Forbes in a 
commemoration sermon in Gloucester, in 1795, "the first settlers of this 
town consecrated a house for public worship." '*It appears probable," 
continues Babson's History, "that a house of worship was erected soon 
after the incorporation of the town on or near the spot occupied by three 
successive buildings for this purpose, about half a mile north of the place 
indicated as the site of the first one." It is probable that *^ Master " Rash- 
ley was the pastor of this first primitive church. He was in Gloucester as 
early as 1640. " He was sometime member of the church in Boston; and 
in 1652 was officiating as minister at Bbhop-Stoke, England." 

In regard to the treatment that Mr. Blynman received at Glou- 
cester, which led to his leaving for New London, Mr. Babson says 
feelingly (page 191) : 

^^ Unhappy dissensions drove Mr. Blynman from the scene of his first 
ministry in New England; and the ill-treatment he received from some 
of his people here may have hastened, if it did not induce, his departure 
from the town. His church was defamed ; and he himself was scoffingly 

Soken of for what he had formerly delivered in the way of the ministry. 
at he appears to have worked undisturbed in the other fields of his labor, 
and to have lived in peaceful and harmonious relations with all. He was 
greeted with the loving salutations of eminent men ; and a contemporary 
writer, (Johnson, in his '^ Wonder-working Providence ") described him as 
a man ' of a sweet, humble, heavenly carriage/ who labored much against 
the errors of the times." 

We have some further notes and gleanings, fi*om Marshfield, 
Wales, and other places, which we may at some future time, when 
more f\illy developed, present to the Register readers, but in the 
meantime should be glad to hear from any of them, in print or by 
letter, in more mature and thorough exploitation of this attractive 


242 The Goddard and Frost Familiet. [April, 



Communicated by Austin Holdbn, M.D. 

The following records were copied from three Bibles and a note- 
book now at the Austin House, 21 Linn^an Street, Cambridge, 
Massachusetts. As many of the dates are not known to be pre- 
served elsewhere, and as some of them supplement or correct those 
in Paige's History of Cambridge, it seems proper that they should 
be printed in the Register. 

From the Bible of Benjamin Goddard and Descendants. 
''LONDON, Printed by John Baskett . . . MDCCXVI." 4to. 

[Page 1.] 
My father* Deceasd in y* yeare 1691 

Natbanael Gooddard's Book. 
Brother robertf Deceased y® of november 1716 
Brother Josiahl deceased y* 14 of November 1720 

My Wife§ Deceased y« 26 of November 1737 

[The foregoing items were apparently written by Benjamin' Goddard.] 

Nath^. Goddard His Bible his Grandfather William Goddard De<^ 
in I Watertown in the Yeare 1691 & left Six Sons Namely | William: 
Joseph : Robert : born in old England | Benjamin : Josiah : Edw^. bom in 
New Pingland 

My Uon'K Father Benj^ Goddard Deceas'^ Octob^ 24: 1748 | And left 
his Younorest Brother 4 Sons & one Daughter 

M'^ The Reverend M*". Gibs Pasture of Watertown | Deceas*^. y® latter 
part of October 1723: 

[The foregoing apparently written by Nathaniel' Goddard.] 

M': Nathanael Goddard's Wife|| Deceased y«: 3"^: May 1762 
P^lizabeth goddard Juner** | her Bible January y® 4 | 1771 
October 15 1786 my husbandft died | age 37 
[The two items above were written by Elizabeth* (Goddard) Norton.] 

[Page 2.] 
September y® 20 day 1771 Cusen hannah Bowman J J died age 20 

♦William,* son of Kdward and (Doylev) Goddard. 

+ Robert,* son of William* and Elizabeth fMiles) Goddard. 

Josiah,* son of William' and Elizabeth (Miles) Goddard. 

Martlia, dan. of John and Kebecca (Bordman) Palfrey. 

Mary,' dau. of Samuel* and Hannah^ (Hastings) Cooper. 
Dau. of John^ and niece of NathanieP Goddard ; afterwards wife of Norton. 

+t Norton. 

it Dau. of Samuel* and Hannah* (Frost) Bowman. 

1^9.] The Goddard and Frost Families. 243 

Elizabeth Norton the owner of this Bible was born | augustt 31. 1743 
and was marred November 3 1775 | December 31 1778 Elizabeth oar 
first child was bom | and lived 6 weeks and 3 days January 4 1780 
Elizabeth | our Second child was bom June 22 1782 our third | child was 
bom his name was John and lived 10 days | December 22 1783 hannah 
was bom 

April 4 1786 my mother goddard* died in the 74 | year of her age 

October 15 1786 my husband died | in the 37 year of his age 

June 24 1790 Elizabeth our Second child died | in the 11 year of her 

October 14 1804 hannah died in 21 year of her age 

April 24 1 794 Aunt Bowmanf died in the 84 year | of her age 

Deacon Giddeon Frostt Died July ^ 1st aged 79 in the year 1803 

January 31 1820 my Brothr§ died in the 79 year | of his age 

[The above page apparently written by Elizabeth* (Goddard) Norton.] 

From John Goddard' 9 Bible 

Old Testament— '' LONDON, Printed by John BasketL . . . 1718" 
New Testament—'' OXFORD, Printed by JOHN BASKETT . . . 
MDCCXIX." 8vo. 

[Pagb 1.] 

John Goddard: | His Bible: 1735. 
Elizabeth Goddard | her Bible 1757 

[Page 2.] 

November y« 27 1737 my | Mother | Dyed 
Father** Dyed y« 24. of October. 1748. 

[Pagb 3.] 

John Goddard. the Owner of | this Bible was Born y® 18 of | May 1709. 
and was | Maried to Elizebethft liis wife | February y« 19. 1734/5 | Who 
was born y® 7 day of | February, 1713. John our first | Child was borne 
y« 20 day of | September 1736. December y« | 28, 1737. our Second Child 
was I Bom who was a Son and lived | About Ten hours : | Martha was 
Borne the 30, of I April. 1739: Angu8ty®30, 1741 : | Stephen was Bome : | 
Elizebeth was Borne y® 31 of au^t | 1743. May y® 14: 1745. our | third 
Daughter was Born which was four Sixth Child: who lived | about one 
hour: Ruth was Born y® | first of August: 1746 : Ruth Dyed | the Eight 
day of January, 1749. 

[The above pages were written by John' Gtoddard.] 

[Page 4.] 
march ye 20 day 1760 a grat fire [in] | Bost[on] 

* Elizabeth,^ dao. of Edmund' and Hannah' (Cooper) Frost. 

t Hannah,^ dan. of Edmund' and Hannah' (Uooper) Frost. 

t Son of Edmund' and Hannah' (Cooper) Frost. 

6 Stephen,* son of John' and ElizabetV (Frost) Goddard. 

I Martha, dau. of John and Rebecca (Bordnuin) Palfrey. 

•* Benjamin' Goddard. 

ft Dan. of Edmund' and Hannah' (Cooper) Frost. 

S44 7%6 Ooddard and FratA Famil%€$. [Apol, 

mother Froet* died Ifay the 15 | 1767 in y* Eighty fourth year | of h«r 

[Apparently the foregoing was written by Elisabeth^ (Froat) Goddard.] 

Wedensday the 19^ of April | the Massacree of the Inhabitans | of New 
England by the Begolar | Forces under the Command of | General Gage 
to Jmforoe the | Parlementory Acts on the ProTince | of the Massechasetta 
Bay in the year | 1775 

The day of Darkness Now comes on 
When Shall the Light arise 
and So Despell the Clonds away 
and Qnicken all onr Eyes 
and See those Trators all Depar 
and Leave the Laud So free 
that all the after People may 
Rejoice that in it be 

[Paos 6.] 
Elizabeth Goddard 

April 9 day 1757 | Govener phipps was | bnried 
nncel palfryf | Died December | the 1 71 year of | his age | 1759 
nncel Beniamin Died | in the 55 year [of his] age | December the 9 

[The three preceding items were apparently writtra by Elisabeth* (Qoddaid) 

[Paob 7.] 

December the 9 day 1759 | brother Beniamin Groddard | died in the 55 
year of his age 

September y<^ 30 day 1760 | brother thomas Goddard died | in the 49 
year of his age 

april the 10 day 1768 | Sbter martha Cooperl died | in the 66 year of 
her age 

October y® 9 1770 brother nathanael | Goddard died aged 78 

[The four preceding items were apparently written by Elizabeth* (Froat) 

[Page 8,] 

John our first Child Dyed the | Eleventh Day of march | 1749. In y? 18 
year of his Age | Our Second John was Born y® | Sixth Day of August: 
1750. I our Second John died may y^ 9: 1751 | my husbandS died 
may y^ 12: 1751 | In his two and fortyeth year | our martha Dyed 
the nine- | teen Day of June 1751 In y® 13 | year of her age 

november 7 1752 new stoii | my Father frost || dyed 

[The first portion of the above was apparently written by John' Goddard, the 
second by his widow Elizabeth* (Frost; Goddard.] 

• Hannah,' dau. of Samuel* and Hannah' (Hastings) Cooper, 
f John Palfrey, son of John and Rebecca (Bordman) Palfrey. 

. Widow of Walter' Cooper, 

ijohn Goddard. 
'K^imvLU^ {Ephrwm,* Edmund}). 6 Not. on graye stone. Gideon F. says 18 KoT. 

1899.] The Ooddard and Frost Families. 245 

mr. Michel* was mightily affected with a passag | of Lathers if ever 
theare be any Considerable | blow giyen to y^ Devils Kingdom it most 
be I by yoath Excellently Educated & god will not | give ns Sach men by 
mirical Seiug he has | vouch Safed as odier ways & means to | obtain them, 
learning is an Unworthy gaest | to y^ Devil & therefore he would faxa 
Starve I it out. we Shall not long Retain y* Grospel with | out y^ help of 

[The above was probably written by John' €k>ddard.] 

October y^ 9, 1717. Mr Appelton | was orduned: 
January 17 day 1771 mrs Appelton | died 

JBxtracts from Deacon Gideon Fros(s BSde. 

« OXFORD: Printed by THOMAS BASKETT . . . MDCCLV.'' 4to. 

[Paob 1.] 

Gideon Frost Bom June ye 22/1724 

Sarah Frost Bom August 26/1728 

Marred in y® year 1753 Janary y^ 17 

My Childres Age 
Sarah Frost Born march y* 1/1754 
Gideon Frost Bora Octobr y« 14/1755 
John Frost Bom march y^ 4/1 7a8 
Elezabath Frost Bora Novembr f 15/1760 
Walter Frost Bora August y« 19/1766 
Martha Frost Bora June y« 29/1769 
William Frost Bora AprU 23/1774 
[The ten items above are in the handwriting of Deacon Frost.] 

[Paqb 2.] 
John FrostI died July 29^ 1776 | aged 19 years 
Ann Maria Frothbgham died October 179- | aged 3 years 
Walter Cooper Frothingham died december 179- | aged 5 years 
Martha Frostf died October 30 1796 | aged 4 Years 
Martha Frothingham died april 5^ 1800 | aged 2 Weeks 
Sarah Ann Frostf died October 10 1802 | aged 15 Months 
Martha Ann Frothingham died November | aged 20 Months 

Deacon Gideon Frost died July 1*^ 1803 | aged 79 Tears 
M". Henrietta Frost t died Oc* 7^. 1803, aged 49 T" 
M«, Sarah Frost § died July 10"» 1805 | aged 76 Y" 

M« Martha Frost Wife of Maj' | Walter Fro8t| died July 30"» 1805 
aged 32 yr 

[M]rs. Lucy Frost wife of William Frostf | [di]ed November 25 1809 

M' Thomas Austin died July 30 1816 aged 54 

* Probablj the Rev. Jonathan Mitchell. (H. C., 1647.) 
t Daughters of Major Walter* and Martha (TufU) Frost, 
t Wife of Dr. Gideon* Frost. 

I Wife of Deacon Gideon* Frost, and dan. of John Ireland. 
I Sons of Gideon* and Sarah (Ireland) Frost. 

246 2fbte9 and Queries, [Apfil« 

JBxiraeU Jwm Deacon Oideam Fnmti nol^iooL 

Fathar Frost* dide Noyember | 18 day 1752 /78 year of his | age 

Mother Frostf m*j 15 1767 | iD the 84 year of her age 

my Son John Frost dide | July 29 day in 19 year of his [ age at BostOB 
of the Small pock 

Mother larland t dide October 1775 /78 | year of her age 

Father larlandf dide April | 2 day 1786 in 80 year of his | age 

Sister Gk)ddard | dide April | 2 day 1786 in 78 year of her | age 

Brother Stephen Frost dide Joly 10 1749 | 81 year of his age 

Brother Edmand Frost dide | April 16 day 1775 in 60 year of | his age 

Sister BowmanT dide April 24 1794 | in the 84 year of her age 

June 22 1795 

this day I am 71 | yeares dd Gideon Frost 


Bbidobwaisb BaooKDs.— June 18th. Joslah Kewton of Brookfield 9k TT^w—ii 

Sherman of Bridgewater. 
Jane 25th. Alexander Monro & BCary Hutchinson, both of Bridgewater* 
Aug. 8th. Azariah Beal & Bathsheba Bisbee, both of Bridgewater. 
Octobr. 8d. Mr. Adam Porter of Abington & Mrs. Deborah Qannetfe of 

Decembr. 8l8t. Robert Young ft Molly Kingman, both of Bridgewater. 
April i7th. Obadiah Hearsy of Abington ft Naomi Reed of Bridgewater. 
May 8th. James Richards, of Newtown ft Dorotha Packard of Bridgewater. 

Were marryd. by Samuel Angier. 
The above marriages were returnd. to Deacon Nathanl Brett, then Town 
Clerk of Bridgewater, to be by him enterd. & recorded in ye town book July 7th, 
1777. Samael Angier. 

Recorded Anno Domini, 1795 in the 3d Book of Records 201st page. 

Eliakim Howard. 
Copied from original papers now in my possession. 

Brockton, Mass., Jan. 14, 1899. Lorimg W. Puffer, Notary Public 

Fressingfleld Vicarage, 
Harleston, England, 21 Dec., 1898. 
These family notes may be useful for the Rkgister. I only lighted on them 
in Yarmouth yesterday. With every good wish for the new year, 

I am yonrs very truly, 

J. J. Raven. 

The late Mr. John Parkinson Hall, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, 

bequeathed his elder son, the present Mr. William Towler a ^^Oeneva" Bible, 

1585, containing notes of the Hall, Towler, Woodcock and Parkinson families 

as far back as 1651. Mr. Thomas Hall, brother of the late Mr. J. P. Hall, was 

* Edmand' {Epkraim^* Edmund^), 6 Nov. on grave stone, 
t Hannah,' uau. of Samuel* and Hannah' (Hastings] Cooper, 
i Sarah, dau. of Thomas and Hannah (Blanchard) Snepherd. 
John, son of Abraham and Abigail (Greenland) Ireland. 
J Elizabeth* (Frost), wife of John* Goddard. 
H Han n ah* (Frost) wife of Samuel Bowman. 

1899.] Notes and Queries. 247 

much engaged in the American trade. On the first page of the treatise entitled 
" The hnmor of the whole Scriptore," &c., which is bound up with this Bible, is 
wHtten: 1757 


22 and a little way below, apparently in a coeyal hand, 

" Thomas Hali died in America." 

Branding for Manslaugutkr.—! find the following entry in the diary of 
Bev. Daniel Rogers, of Exeter, N.H., under date of Nov. 10, 1779 : 

" I attend the Trial of Jn® Howe, of Portsmouth, for Killing Mr. Bowel, of 
Portsm<>. He was endited for Murder. He had a fair Trial of 8 Hours, was 
by the Jury bro*t in the verdict * Guilty of Man-Slaughter.' And Accord- 
ing to Law was tMs Day at the Bar in the Presence of the Ck>urt burnt in the 
Hand, and discharged from his Imprisonment." John T. Pkrbt. 

ExtUr, N. E, 

Weston. — The Rev. Isaiah Weston, grandfather of ex-Lieut -Gov. Byron 
Weston, was the son of Zachariah Weston, Jr., of Plympton. Who was his 
mother? The Weston Genealogy says she was a daughter of Dr. Pomeroy of 
Middleborough ; that Isaiah Weston was bom in 1770 ; and that he had a 
brother Zachariah who married Sarah Wood and died in 1794. These state- 
ments, however, appear to be incorrect. The family record gives as the date 
of Isaiah Weston's birth Feb. 1, 1778. According to Middleborough records, 
Zachariah Weston married Sarah Wood Dec. 6, 1770. The date of Zachariah 
Weston the 3d's birth is not known, but he is mentioned in the Weston Gnen- 
ealogy after a sister bom in 1754. Is it probable, then, that he married Sarah 
Wood in 1770? 

Again, Plymouth records show that the Zachariah Weston who died in 1794 
was the father of Isaiah, and that he left a widow Sarah. There seems little 
doubt, then, that the mother of Isaiah Weston was Sarah Wood. 

Sarah Wood, daughter of John J. and Sarah, was bom at Middleborough 
Sept. 12, 1742. Was she the mother of Rev. Isaiah Weston? If so, who were 
the parents of John J. and Sarah Wood? Celas, Ltman Shaw. 

Astoria^ New York. 

Murray. — $10.00. — Ten dollars will be paid for date and place of birth, and 
parents of Joseph Murray. He was bom about 1699. On Fairfield, Conn., 
Probate Records, Jan. 5, 1715, he chose Thomas Bennett of Stratford, Conn., 
to be his guardian. On New Milford, Conn., Land Records, Nov. 8, 1723, he 
is spoken of as ** resident in the town of Stratford." 

On April 16, 1724, he married Hannah Patterson of Stratford, Conn., and 
moved to Newtown, Conn., where the following children were bom :— Elizabeth, 
Jan. 24, 1725, married John Henry Nearing. James, May 19, 1727, married 
Patience Hawley. John, July 2, 1729, married Martha Howard. Mary, Oct. 2, 
1731, married Amos Northrup. 

About 1733 he removed to New Milford, Conn., where the following children 
were bom :— Elisha, March 19, 1734. Hannah, July 27, 1736. Ruby, March 12, 
1739, married Ezra Dunning. Parthena, June 7, 1741, married Lemuel Hotch- 
kiss of New Haven. Joseph, Feb. 27, 1744, married Isabella Burritt. Phile- 
mon, Aug. 2, 1746. Eunice, July 16, 1749. A. Murray. 

Brooklyn^ N, T. 

Welsh and othkr Familiks. — ^Is there any record of John and Jacob Welsh 
families of Boston or its immediate vicinity? John Welsh bought of the 
** Connecticut Land Comi)any " three thousand acres of land in Ohio. In 1808 
lie sent his son Jacob Welsh to look after the land. Jacob Welsh founded the 
town of Welshfield, Geauga Co., Ohio, now called Troy. He brought with 
liim his eldest daughter, Mary Parker Welsh, my grandmother. Mr. Parkman, 

248 Notes and Queries. [April, 

of Boston, who had invested in lands, came with them, and he founded Park« 
man in the same county and State. The relatives are the Parker, Gk>rdon, 
Hancock and Prentice families. I have some family portraits painted on 
ivory, one marked with name of Caroline Elizabeth Hancock, one marked 
Caroline's mother, and one a handsome bland man in military dress ; also one of 
the Welsh family monument with names and dates thereon, handsome silver 
with M.W. 1777, S.W. 1777. These portraits, silver and many other things I 
have indicate that they must have been a family of education and refinement* 
and certainly of some means. A. C. Smtih. 

119 Wood 8Ut Paineroilltt Ohio. 

GiBBS.— Jacob Gibbs, bom in Windsor, Conn., moved to Litchfield Co.» had 
son John, bom about 1710-11. Whom did John marry? 

A John Gibbs lived in Lebanon, Conn., had wife Sarah . Sarah what? 

John Gibbs had son Isaac. Isaac married Lucy what ? 

John Gibbs above was born about 1700. Perhaps he is the same John bom 
1710-11, son of Jacob. 

Zebu Ion Gibbs lived in Litchfield, Conn. Was married and had a large 
family. I have all the records except the name of Zebulon's wife. Can any 
one tell me who she was? 

Zebnlon Gibbs was a son of Benjamin Gibbs and Abigail Marshall. Th^ 
lived in Litchfield ; went there from Windsor. L. B. Samfqbd. 

Begent Sagoyevoatha Chapter D,A.B., Seneca FoUU, N,T. 

Eames and other Qubribs. — Can any one give me full dates, with authorltif 
for same, of marriage of John Eames (b. Jan. 10, 1687, at Framingham, Mass.) 
to Joanna Buckminster, dau. of Col. Joseph. 

Marriage of John Eames (b. Dec. 15, 1742) to Buth, dau. of Capt. HezeUah 
Stone of Framingham, and his wife Buth How of Sudbury. 

Marriage of Hezeldah Eames, son of John and Buth, to Persia Butler, dan. 
of Capt. £11 Butler. 

Marriage of Joseph Butler, of Wethersfield, Ct., to Mary, dan. of Snalgn 
William Goodrich. 

Marriage of Comfort Star (b. 1644) to Marah, dan. of Capt. Joseph Weld. 

Marriage of Elisha Stocking (b. 1714) to Margery, dan. of Sergt. Francis 

Marriage of John Graves, of Hatfield, to Mary, daughter of Lieut. Samuel 
Smith. Edward A. Clatpool. 

229 Dearborn Ave.^ Chicago, III, 

Henry Wright.— My ancestor, Henry Wright, appears in Dorchester, Mass., 
as a land owner in 1G34, and he was admitted as a freeman on May 16, 1685. 
His wife's name was Elizabeth, and they had two children— Mary Wright, born 
April 1, 1G35, and Samuel Wright, bom Feb. 14, 1637, both at Dorchester. 

Can you tell rae what ship Henry and Elizabeth came to Dorchester in ? 

Several vessels are mentioned In history as having landed their passengers at 
Dorchester. Among these was The Mary and John. 

Any Information which you can give me will be gladly received. 

Jioom 12y State Capitol, Hartford, Conn, A. J. Wright. 

Miscellaneous Queries No. I. : — 

Parker, — Can any one tell me the full names of the father and of the mother 
of Robert Parker? His daughter Jane married Dec. 16, 1677, John Isham, of 
Barnstable, Mass. She was born March 31, 1664. 

James, — Full names wanted of the father and of the mother of Sarah 
James, who married the above named Robert Parker. Also when and where 
she was born, married and died. 

Would like to learn the surname of Dorothy, wife of Thomas Lord, one of 
the founders of Hartford, Ct. Is it true that she was the daughter of William 
Bulkley, of Bury, England? If not, who were her father and her mother? 

Fiqna, Ohio, Augusta I. Hicks. 

1899.] IToteB and Queries. 249 

MiscEiXAXBOus Queries No. II. : — 

Chamberlain. — Harvey Chamberlain died in Pomfret, Ct., May 9, 1817, aged 
52 years. His parentage is earnestly desired. 

MaUor^.—BllshA Mallory died March 23, 1812, aged 76 years. He had 
brothers Peter and Eliakim. His parentage is also desired. Two (2) dollars 
will be paid to any one answering either qnery — ^if accompanied with proofs. 

Xew Haven House, New Haven, Ct. Mrs. W. H. Moselet. 

Miscellaneous Queries No. m. : — 

1. Obadiah Coolidge, bom 1664; died 1706; married Elizabeth Ronse of Hart- 
ford, Feb. 28, 1685-6 ; settled in Sndbnry, bat retomed to Watertown 1694. 
What was the parentage of Elizabeth Rouse? 

2. Samuel Sawin, according to Worcester Marriages in Wore. Soc. Antiq., 
vol. 12, p. 417, married Mary Wilson of Sadbnry, June 19, 1760. Elsewhere 
this Mary Wilson is always spoken of as Mary (or Molly) Wasson. I am unable 
to trace her parentage, and should be grateful for information concerning her. 

3. John Hayujard was at Watertown 1636-7, Dedham 1650, and died in 
Charlestown about 1673, aged 79. Was he father of John Haywood (or Hey- 
wood) who lived in Concord from 1650 and earlier, and died there Jan. 11, 1711? 

Light on the above queries would be welcome to yours sincerely, 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. William A. Houghton. 

The Privateer ** Grand Turk." — I want to know about this vessel which was 
fitted out during the Revolution, by the Laightons, wealthy ship owners. On 
her second trip she was captured by the British and taken to Halifax where 
her officers and cfew (who survived the harsh treatment) were kept five years, 
1778-1783. My great-grandfather, Eligood Mills, was one of the officers and 
was a prisoner until the close of the Revolution. I know the fact, but want 
some record to prove it. Mrs. Mary H. Curran. 

JPublic Library, Bangor, Me. 

Herridge. — Can any one assist me to discover any one by the name of 
Herridge in this country? In 1683 I find that Dorothy Herridge married an 
ancestor, but the name is a most unusual one and I have failed to discover any 
one bearing that name, although I have been on the hunt for several weeks. 

19 Union Square West, New York City. C. R. Clifford. 

Ingraham—Blake.— Captain Duncan Ingraham, of Boston, son of Joseph 
and Mary (Macfarland) Ingraham, baptized Nov. 29, 1726, married Dec. 7, 
1749, Susanna Blake. She died March 18, 1770, in her 45th year. I will be 
very grateful to any one who can give me information as to where to look for 
ber ancestry. R. P. Robins, M.D. 

2210 Pine St., FhUadelphia. 

The French Arht arrived at Boston from Virginia during the month of 
December, 1782, having marched 666 miles. The volume in the Library of 
Congress contains illustrations of fifty-four camps, the last one in Dedham. 
Did they camp in Boston; if so, where? A. A. Folsom. 

Littlefielb. — ^Who were the parents of Mary Littlefield who married John 
Harden, of Braintree, in 1708? Charles Ltman Shaw. 

Astoria, L. I. 

pARSfEXTER AND Hatden. — ^Who wcrc the ancestors, or father and mother, 
of Isaiah Parmenter, bom about 1740? He married Lydia Hayden. 

Who were the ancestors, or father and mother, of Lydia Hayden, bom in 
1744? She married Isaiah Parmenter. They were supposed to have lived at 
Hampton, Conn., but later removed to Stockbridge, Vt. Lydia J. Moret. 

885 Adams St., Chicago, lU. 
TOL. Lm. 16 

250 Notes and Queries. [April, 


Saltonstall-Knyvet ; a Correction. — I have had mj attention called, by 
two most esteemed correspondents, to the discrepancies between my note on 
these names in the January number of the Register and the authentic records. 
I am the more troubled because I am afraid that facts with which I was well 
acquainted assumed a positively erroneous look through the very uncouth form 
of one or two of my sentences. 

It seems to me the most effective correction and assurance that I sinned 
through awkwardness rather than ignorance will be by giving the pedigree as 
kindly sent me by my valued correspondent and kinswoman already mentioned, 
Miss Katherine Kuyvet Wilson of Swaffham. 

Sir John Bourdiier (Baron Bernern) = Uargaret, heiress of Sir Elohard Bemert. 

Sir Hamphrey Bourchier= Ells. Tikiey. 
killed at BarDet 1471 (y. p.) 

John Boarohler, Baron = Catherine Howard. 
Berners, Translator of Froissurt. | 

Jane (Joan) Boarohier=£dmnnd Knyrct. 

John Knyyet of Flomstead =: Agnes Harcoort. 

Abigail KnyTet=: Martin Sedley. 

Herlell or Muriel Sedley = Brampton Gordon. Sir Thomas Knyret. 

Merlell or Muriel Gurdon = Richard Saltonstall. 

Nathaniel Saltonstall et al, 
I have omitted various titles, hereditary, personal and official. 

For one monstrous blunder I have no excuse. The Lord Chancellor of 
Edward III. was Sir John Kuyvet, not Sir Thomas. I know not if it improves 
matters to say " I knew better." To another criticism, that I have converted 
Jane Bourchier into Joan, I would reply that Johanna, Joanna, Joan, Jane, 
Jean and other forms are used with little discrimination in the 16th century. 

William Everett. 

Corkection.—Parsons.— Vol. 27, p. 84, contains statement that Anna Par- 
sous, wife of rhilip, died July 15, 1762. An original MS. in hands of Dr. 
Edward F. Parsons of Thorapsonville, Conn., written by Thomas Parsons, son 
of said Philip, records that Thomas Parson's wife Mary died July 15, 1752. 
Date of death of Anua, wife of Philip, still eagerly sought. 

1539 Fine St., Philadelphia^ Fa. Francis Olcott Aluen. 

Needham. — In the list of *' Books, Pamphlets, and Newspapers that con- 
tain Historical and Genealogical Matter relative to the Town of Needham," con- 
tributed by me to the January Register, I omitted to mention a topographical 
description of the town written by the Rev. Stephen Palmer, A.M., and pub- 
lished in the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society for 1814 
(volume I. of the 2d series). I did not think it necessary to refer to the 
gazetteers, although Spofford, Hayward and Nason all give good but brief 
descriptions of Needham, 1828-1874. An important church history has ap- 
peared since I wrote for the January Register. It is the History of the 
Wellesley Congregational Church, formerly the church in the West Parish of 

1899.] Jfbtes and Queries. 251 

Xeedham, by tbe minister, Rct. Edward Herrick Chandler. Tlie Needham town 
report for 1899 contains a list of forty-six Revolationary soldiers, whose burial 
places are known, with particulars. Gbobob K. Clarke. 

Historical Intelligekce. 

Foster's "Our Ancestral Families." — Joseph Foster, A.M., the eminent 
genealogist and antiquary, whose books have frequently been praised by us, 
has issued a prospectus with specimen pages and illustrations of a new work 
by him. The full title is **Our Ancestral Families, with their Paternal Coat 
Armour, on the basis of ' Gnillim's Display of Ueraldry,' to which are added 
the Names of the Armorial Progenitors of many Eighteenth and Nineteenth 
Centory Families. Illustrated with more than 2000 Facsimiles of Ancient 
Coats of Arms reproduced from Gnillim and from Heraldic MSS. in the British 
Museum, and a similar number of Modem Designs of Arms of the Existing 
Peers, Baronets and Gentry. By Joseph Foster. London." Subscribers' 
names received by Mr. Foster, 21 Boundary Road, London, N. W., and by all 

The published prices are for the Drawing Room Edition, £3. 10s. net; for 
the Library Edition, £2. 10s. net. We commend the work to our readers. This 
work will take the place of a work announced by him about three years ago 
under the title of *' Noble and Gentle Men of Coat Armour." Mr. Foster has 
collected a large quantity of material for that work which will now be used in 
•* Our Ancestral Families." 

Sunderland, Mass. — A genealogical register of the families of Sunderland, 
^lass., is being prepared by Miss Abbie T. Montague of that town. This work 
was begun by Henry W. Taft of Pittsfleld. Miss Montague will, as far as pos- 
sible, trace each family back to the immigrant ancestor. In the parts of her 
work, she desires the assistance of all persons interested in Sunderland families. 

Town Histories in Preparation. 

Chatkamy Conn. — East Hampton Congregational Church. — A history of this 
church Is in preparation. It will make a volume of about 250 pages, and will 
contain an account of the exercises and addresses on the 150th anniversary of 
its organization, November 30, 1898, with an appendix of original documents. 
The price of the book, which will be illustrated and bound in cloth, will be 
one dollar, or $1.25 postpaid. Address S. Miles Bevin, East Hamptou, Conn. 

D^ance, Ohio. — Dr. Charles E. Slocum, for nearly thirty years a resident 
of Defiance, Ohio, has been for some length of time engag^ in gathering the 
history of that city and its vicinity with a view to its publication. The range 
of his work embraces the geology, including evidences of the ice age, of the 
Mamnee Valley ; pre-historic mounds and sketches of the red men who made 
the courses of the Maumee and Auglaize rivers their thoroughfares of travel 
long previous to the advent of Europeans; the early French adventurers 
and settlers of the seventeenth century and the red men as changed by con- 
tact with them ; the early American settlers of the latter part of the eighteenth 
and early part of the nineteenth centuries, and the changes and developments 
that have occurred during the nineteenth century. The book will be fully 

Oakham, Mass. — Charles M. Packard, Esq., of Oakham, Mass., is gathering 
material for a genealogical history of the town of Oakham, Massachusetts. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
famish 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 facta of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 

252 ITotea and Queries* [April, 

especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
gnuluation from college or professional schools, occnpation, Trtth places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initiahi shoald 
be used when the full names are Imown. 

Chase, or Chace. — William A. Eardeley-Thomas of Middletown, Conn., is 
preparing histories of the following families, viz. Chase or Chace, Holmes, Fon- 
tane or Fountain, and Ferry. 

Fletcher,— ^Mx, Charles R. Fletcher of Watertown, Mass., has undertaken the 
preparation of a revised edition of the Fletcher Genealogy. All persons Inter- 
ested are requested to send corrections and additions to nim at once. 

ForUane or Fountain,— lij William A. Eardeley-Thomas of Middletown, CoDn. 
(See Chase). 

Furbish or Furbush.—Bj F. B. Fnrbish, 81 Crescent St., Cambridge, Maas. 
Mr. Furbish is preparing a history of the descendants of William Fnrbish of 
Kittery (now Eliot), Maine. He has now records of most of the early families. 

OorJiam.— 'By Henry S. Gorham, Esq., 197 Wilson St., Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. 
Gorham has a large collection of data for a history of the family descended 
from Capt. John and Desire (Rowland) Gorham of Barnstable, Mass. Francis 
W. Spragne, Esq., of Boston, Mass., has done considerable work in tracing the 
early generations of this family and has given his material to Mr. Gorham. 

Holmes.— By William A. Eardeley-Thomas of Middletown, Conn. — (See 

Lawrence. — ^By William Frederic Hoehn, general secretary of the Yoong 
Men's Christian Association, Quincy, Mass. Mr. Hoehn is preparing a genealogy 
of the Lawrence Family of New Jersey. 

Litchfield. — ^Wilford J. Litchfield of Southbrldge, Mass., is at work on a his- 
tory of this family, and wishes members of the family to assist him by sending 
records of their particular branches. 

Perry.— By William A. Eardeley-Thomas of Middletown, Conn.— (See ChaseJ) 

Sawyer. —Y. B. Sawyer of Otisfleld Gk)re, Maine, is preparing a genealogy 
of the Sawyer family, and all descentants in female as well as in male lines, as 
far as possible. Those connected with the family are requested to send liim all 
the particulars they can. 

Shears.— A genealogy of this family, branches of which spell the name 
Shearer, Schearer, Scherer, and Shelr, is being compiled by Mr. George Thurs- 
ton Waterman of the New York State Library, Albany, N. Y. 

Thurston.— Mt. George Thnrston Waterman, of the New York State Library, 
is collecting material for a history of the descendants of Job Thurston (No. 
6727 in the second edition of the Thurston Genealogy by Brown Thurston) who 
married Dorcas, daughter of John and Anna Garnsey of Dutchess County, New 

Trowbridge. — Francis B. Trowbridge, Esq., P. 0. Box 1606, New Haven, 
Conn., author of the Ashley, Champion and Hoadley families, has in preparation 
a revised and enlarged genealogy of the Trowbridge family, of which the earliest 
progenitor was Thomas Trowbridge, a native of Taunton, England, who emi- 
grated to this country In 1636, and settled in Dorchester, Mass., removing in 
1638 to New Haven, Conn. The genealogy will contain what can be discovered 
of the English ancestry of the family, and also family registers of births, 
deaths, biographical sketches, epitaphs, wills, inventories, deeds, journals, 
diaries and old letters and other documents. It will be Illustrated w^ith family 
portraits, views of old Trowbridge homesteads, and family relics. The bio- 
graphical sketches will be a special feature. Send for circular. 

FaiZ.— Henry H. Vail, Esq., 322 West 75th St., New York city, is preparing 
for publication a history of the family descended from Jeremiah Vail who was 
in Salem, Mass., in 1639, and removed to Southold, Long Island. 

Watei'man. — Mr. William H. Waterman of New Bedford, Mass., is writing a 
genealogy of the family of this name whose progenitor was Richard Waterman 
of Rhode Island. George Thurston Waterman, of the New York State Library, 
is at work on a history of the descendants of Robert Waterman of Marshfleld, 

1899.] Societiea and their Proceedings. 253 



Botton^ Mas»aehuseUs, Wednesday, 5 October, 1898. — A stated meeting Tras 
held in Marshall P. Wilder hall. Society's honse, 18 Somerset street, at half past 
two o'clock, this afternoon. Rev. Ephraim Orcutt Jameson, A.M., pre«iidcd. 

The monthly reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, the His- 
toriographer and Uie Council were severally presented, read, accepted and ordered 
on file. 

The deaths of Hon. Charles Levi Woodbury, a Vice President and benefactor 
of the Society ; of George Plumer Smith, a member and benefactor, and of Hon. 
Frederic Walker Lincoln, one of the oldest members, were announced, and tri- 
butes, in fMmoriam, to each presented, read, accepted and adopted by the Society. 
Copies, in each case, were ordered to be engrossed and sent to the families or 

Commander F. M. Wise, U. S. N., was introduced at three o'clock. He pro- 
ceeded to read a paper, from the pen of George Eugene Belknap, LL.D., Rear 
Admiral U. S. N. (who was prevented by illness from attendance), entitled, 
Service in the Home Squadron, 1859, 1860 and 1861. The paper was applauded 
and thanks voted to both author and reader. 

The Treasurer announced the receipt of a gift of one thousand dollars C$1000), 
from William C. Todd, esq., of Atkinson, N. H., a member of the Society ; and 
a letter from the donor read relating the circumstances and views which prompt- 
ed the gift. The Society voted to accept the gift with its trust, and passed reso- 
lutions of thanks and gratitude to ^Ir. Todd. 

Five resident members were elected. 

2 November. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon at the usual time and 
place. Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., presided. 

Current reports from the Librarian, the Historiographer and the Council were 
presented, read, accepted and ordered on file. 

Hon. Albert Davis Bosson, A.M., of Chelsea, read a paper on The Battle of 
ChelMea, 1775, which was cordially received, thanks returned and a copy soli- 
cited for the archives of the Society. 

Twenty-three resident members were elected. 

A committee of nominations was elected, consisting of F. E. Blake, A. D. 
Bosson, D. G. Haskins, A. D. Hodges and H. F. Jenks, and a vote of thanks 
passed to WiUiam Sumner Appleton, A.M., for an index to the wills of the 
testatora in Waters's Gleanings, presented to the Society. 

7 December. — ^The stated meeting was held as usual. 

Six resident members were elected and reports filed from the Librarian and 
the Council. 

Sunoel Hoyt, esq., of Newburyport, read a paper on Bomance and Social 
Life in the Colonies, for which thanks were returned and a copy requested for 
the archlTes. 

4 January, 1899. — The stated meeting was held as usual. Charles Sidn^ 
Soslgn, LL.B., presided. 

The Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, and the Council severally made 

Nfaie resident members were elected. 

Capt. T. Stanhope Hill, editorof the Cambridge Tribune, read a paper entitled 
A Yankee in the Track of Magellan, of unusual interest owing to current public 
ereota, for which thanlLs were tendered and a copy requested for preservation 
1b the Society's archives. 

21 January.— The Socie^ held its Annual Meeting in Marshall P. WUder 
hall, this afternoon, Rev. Henry Allen Hazen, D.D., presiding. 

The annual reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, the Coun- 
d, the Treasurer and the Trustees of the Kidder Fund were severally presented, 
read, accepted and ordered on file. 

Foither time was granted the Historiographer for the filing of his annual 
report, owing to serious illness. 

254 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [April, 

The election of oflScers for 1899 was effected as follows : 

President. — Edward Griffin Porter, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 

Vice-Presidents. — John Elbridge Hudson, A.B., LL.B., of Boston, Mass.; 
James Phinnej Baxter, A.M., of Portland, Me. ; Ezra Scollaj Stearns, A.M., of 
Concord, N. H. ; James Barrett, LL.D., of Rutland, Vt. ; Olney Arnold, of Paw- 
tucket, R. I. ; Edward Elbridge Salisbury, LL.D., of New Haven, Conn. 

Recording Secretary. — George Augustus Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 

Corresponding Secretary. — Albert Harrison Hoyt, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 

TVecMwrcr.— Benjamin Barstow Torrey, of Hanover, Mass. 

Librarian. — John Ward Dean, A.M., of Medford, Mass. 

Councillors. —For the term, 1899, 1900, 1901 . Nathaniel Johnson Rust, of Bog- 
ton, Mass. ; Benjamin Franklin Stevens, of Boston, Mass. ; Waldo Lhicoln, A.B., 
of Worcester, Mass. 

The President elect delivered an address. 

The following resolutions were passed : 

** The Society desires to place upon record an expression of its high appre- 
ciation of the services rendered for the past six years by the Hon. William 
Claflin, its president. 

The interest he has taken in its purpose and work ; the wisdom and modera- 
tion of his counsel ; and the grace and dignity with which he has presided over 
the meetings of the Council and of the Society, may well be emulated by his 
successors in office. 

While he seeks relief from the cares and responsibilities of office, his attend- 
ance at the meetings of the Society will be ever welcome, and it is hoped that 
the Society may for many years continue to receive the honor and benefit of hb 
presence and interest." 

Complimentary resolutions were passed in honor of the retiring Councilmen. 

The proceedings of the meeting with the reports, the By-laws of the Society, 
and the Rules of the Council, were ordered to be printed in pamphlet and dis- 
tributed to the members. 

No further business being presented for consideration, the meeting dissolved. 

By Geo. A. Gordon^ A.M,^ Recording Secretary, 



David Puijsifer, A.M., a resident member, elected June 2, 1847, died at Au- 
gusta, Mc, August 9, 1894, in his 92d year. A memoir of him Is printed in the 
Recjistkr, January 1896, page 100, in which it is erroneously stated that his 
father's name was David. His father's name was Blckford. The name is cor- 
rectly given in the sketch of his brother, Rev. John S. Pulsifer, Register, Oct. 
1896, page 491. David Pulsifer was the sixth generation in descent from Ben- 
edict* Pulsifer of Ipswich, Mass. I am indebted to William 11. Pulsifer of 
Newton Centre, for the following line of descent : 

*' Benedict Pulsifer m. Susanna Waters, Feb. 1673-4; Jonathan', b. Sept. 25, 
1687, m. Sarah Loude; David'*, b. March 14, 1716, m. Hannah Brown; David*, b. 
Jan. 1, 1743, ra. Anna Kettson or Killton; Bickford*, b. Aug. 16, 1772, m. Sarah 
Stanwood; David«, b. Sept. 22, 1802, d. Aug. 9, 1894." J. W. D. 

Rev. Caleb Davis Bradlee, A.M., Ph.D., DD., a life member, admitted resi- 
dent May 7, 1856, life 1867, born in Boston, February 24, 1831, died in Brookline, 
Mass., May 1, 1897, aged 66. For memoir, with portrait, see Register, vol. 
62, page 153. 

Henry Thayer Drowne, A.M., of New York city, a corresponding member, 
elected March 7, 1877, born at Woodstock, Conn., March 25, 1822, died in New 
York city, December 16, 1897, aged 76. For memoir see Register, voL 63, 
page 224. 

1899.] Book Notices. 255 

Rev. Luther Farnham, A.M., a life member, elected resident November 3, 
1853. life 1879, bom at Concord, N. H., February 5, 1816, died in Boston, March 
15, 1897, aged 81. For memoir, with portrait, see Register, vol. 52, page 405. 

Rev. Lucius Robdcsox Paige, A.M., D.D., a resident member, elected January 
21, 1845, was bom at Hardwick, Mass., March 8, 1802, and died at Cambridge, 
Mass., September 2, 1896, aged 94. For memoir and portrait see Register, 
vol. 52, page 297. 

Hon. William Adams Richardson, A.M., LL.B., LL.D., an honorary mem- 
ber, elected resident March 4, 1857, honorary 1873, born at Tyngsborongh, 
November 2, 1821, died at Washington, D. C, October 19, 1896, aged 75. For 
memoir, with portrait, see Register, vol. 53, page 153. 

JoHX Gardner White, A.M., of Cambridge, Mass., a life member, elected 
resident April 7, 1858. life 1866, was bom in Boston, Mass., Febraary 23, 1833, 
died at Cambridge, September 7, 1896, aged 63. For memoir see Register, 
vol. 52, page 268. 


[The 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 mail.] 

Early Nevo England Catechisms; a bibliographical account of some Catechisms 
published before the year 1800, for use in New England. Read, in part, be- 
fore the American Antiquarian Society, at its Annual Meeting in Worcester, 
October 21, 1897. By Wilbrrforcr EiL^BS. Worcester, Mass.: Press of 
Charles Hamilton. 1898. 8vo. pp. iv.-f 111. 

Tills book is by the well known librarian of the Lenox Library, and conld 
not have been undertaken by one better qualified for a work of this kind. Mr. 
Eames has bestowed much care on its preparation. It possesses singular interest 
for all who yet retain the memory and moral effect of Puritanic instruction 
received in childhood. The quotation from the Rev. Dorus Clarke's " Saying 
the Catechism,** felicitously introduced as a conclusion, will recall to many 
readers of middle age passages of their youth of a mingled lugubriousness and 
solemnity, at a period when the knowledge furnish^ by this work would 
have been literally crushing in its enumeration of such a multitude of cate- 
chisms, longer and shorter, for young and old, for whites and Indians, in Eng- 
lish and Latin, published at home and abroad, and all to be committed to 
memory, ** verbatim et literatim et punctuatim," and recited how often with 
stammering lip, and shaking knees, and fainting heart. 

In fact, from the Rev. William Perkins's Six Principles of Christian Religion, 
which was the eariiest catechetical ** composure" used by the Puritans in New 
England, to the £'ar<racto//*om a Catechism y "printed and sold by Samuel Hall 
in Comhill, 1798," ninety catechisms are here described, chiefly from personal 
inspection, the possibility of doing so, however, being attributed by the author 
to George Livermore of Cambridge, nearly all of whose collection of this species 
of literature, made half a century ago, was secured for the Lenox Library, of 
which Mr. Eames is librarian. Reference is also made to an anonymous hoarder 
of catechisms, whose preservation of some of the oldest is specially ac- 
knowledged. Titles in full, examples of questions and answers, with indications 
of exceptional circumstances attending composition or publication, constitute 
the body of the work, to which is added an appendix of seven pages, con- 
sisting of specimens of the catechisms of non-conformists in England in the 
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 

Unhesitatingly will whoever examines Mr. Earoes's instructive pages agree 
with Cotton Mather in his assertion that " Few Pastors of mankind ever took 
soch pains at Catechising, as have been taken by our New English Divines." 

By Frederic WUlard Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

256 BookNoHceB. [April, 

Honiton in 1630. By Mrs. Frances B. Tboup. 8vo. pp. 12. 

A Forgotten Page of the Ecelesia^ical History of Seaton, in Devonshire. By Mn. 
Frances B. Troup. 8vo. pp. 17. 

Here we have two papers read before the Devonshire Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science, Literature and Art, at the meeting of that association in 
Honiton, Devonshire, Angnst, 1898, and reprinted from its Transactions. 

In the Honiton pamphlet, Mrs. Troup pictures the place and its surroundings 
about the year 1530, derived from authentic sources in print and manuscript. 
She acknowledges her indebtedness for assistance to W. H. H. Rogers and tlie 
Kev. Prebendary Huegcston-Randolph. 

In the next pamphlet, Mrs. Troup gives some interesting facts in the history 
of the parish of Seaton in Devon. ** There is a period of more tlian half a cen« 
tury in the ecclesiastical history of Seaton," says Mrs. Troup, "which has 
b en left blank by such historians as the little town possesses. It is a some- 
wchat curious episode that took place at that time, and the very fact that the 
advowson was in the possession of people outside of the coun^ may help to 
explain this silence of writers on the history of Devon." There are, however, 
in the neighborhood county of Dorset, in the borough archives of Dorchester, 
a number of documents that throw light upon the course of events, from 
which and from other authentic sources, the author gleans many interesting 
facts in the history of Seaton. In the Appendix it gives some biographical notes 
of Seaton incumbents, among whom were Rev. Henry Parynton, whose con- 
nection with the Wintbrop and other Puritan families is well known. 

Mrs. Troup has done good work for the history of the English ancestors of 
the New England settlers since her residence in England. 

A Biief History of the United States. By Susan Pendleton Lee, author of a 
school history of the United States; Life of Gen. William N. Pendleton. 
With questions and summaries for reviews and essays. Prepared for use in 
public and private schools. Richmond, Va. : B. F. Johnson Publishing Co. 
No date. 1 vol. 8vo. pp. 416. Price 76 cts. 

This school book has been prepared with a view to cover the facts of the his- 
tory of the United States, within a single school year. It divides its subject 
into live periods. The treatment of the first three periods, covering the time 
down to the close of the Revolutionary war, follows the well beaten track of 
similar compcndiums. The fourth period, that under the constitution to the 
commencement of the civil war, is highly creditable. The fifth and last period, 
covering the administration of Lincoln and his successors to 1895, is written 
from a southern aspect, and with a warm, womanly devotion to the "lost 
cause." The author presents her historical sketches in a series of generally 
brief paragraphs, without close attempt at consecutive narrative. We notice 
few errors in dates, names, or events. The Dutch settlement on the Hudson 
river, at Beverwyk, is called, on pa^e 28, l)y its English name, Albany, seventy 
years too early ; and Mr. Athertou, senator from New Hampshire, is called 
Abl)erton, on page 190. 

The book is written in an interesting style, is provided with ample foot notes, 
array of autliorities, with summaries, questions and Indices. The Constitution 
of the United States, with the amendments, forms an appendix. The work is 
well printed and handsomely illustrated with portraits, landscapes, public 
buildings, maps and sketches of historical scenes. It deserves a large patronage 
at the South which, in common with other sections, it declares to be ** the home 
of a brave, patriotic people, walking in the fear of God and maintaining the 
true principles of free government." 

By Geo. A. Gordoii^ A.M.j of Somerville. 

The Genealogical Magazine ; a Journal of Family History, Heraldry and Pedigrees. 
London : Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster How. New York : J. W. Bouton, 
10 West 28th Street. Published monthy. Price, one shilling, in handsome 
imperial octavo, tastefully printeil in old- face type, and illustrated. The first 
volume of this work (12 numbers) can be obtained, handsomely bound in 
cloth with gilt top, price 15s. 

This magazine was commenced in May, 1897, and has now reached its twenty- 
second number, completing one volume and ten numbers of the second volume. 
The variety of the matter in the numbers now issued proves the need of such a 

1899.] Book Notices. 257 

periodical, whose design is to ** provide articles tliat shall possess an interest 
for the general reader who knows bat little of genealogy or heraldry, and which 
shall yet possess that accuracy which is essential to the expert." The contents 
of the Febmary nnmber now before ns shows the scope and character of the 
magazine, namely : 1, A Calendar of the Dnchy of Lancaster, by Ethel Stokes; 
2, The Grant of a Crest to the City of Nottingham ; 3, Notes of the Walpoles, 
with some account of a Junior Branch ; 4, The Arms of Mowbray and Howard, 
by H. S. Vade-Walpole; 5, An Old Scottish Manuscript, by Charles S. Ro- 
manes ; 6, A Treatise on the Law concerning Names and Changes of Names ; 
7, Royal Descent of Carlyon ; 8, Reviews ; 9, Queries and Correspondence ; 10, 
A Gazette of the Month, being a Clironicle of Creations, Deaths and other 
matters; 11, By the Way. The editor ** in * By the Way' deals with the gene- 
alogical and heraldic points which from time to time have prominence in the 
Public Press." 

The Massachusetts Bap Currency, 1 690-1 750. By Akdrkw McFabland Dayis. 
Worcester, Mass., U. S. A. : Press of Charles Hamilton. 1899. 8yo. pp. 17. 

This is another of the many pamphlets which Mr. Davis has issued on sub- 
jects pertaining to the history of the currency of Massachusetts, one of which, 
a List of the Partners of the Land Bank, appeared in the Registrr for April 
and July, 1896. The present pamphlet gives a list of the colony bills issued 
from 1690 to 1750, as far as they could be obtained. He appends in tabular form 
a list of the '* Engraved Plates and the Denominational Changes of the Colony 
BiUs ** between those dates. The list is ** based upon references in the Statutes, 
and in the archives, as well as upon information derived from specimens of the 
currency." It will be found of much service by historical students. 

Memoir of Capt. William Traske of Salem, Mass., 1628-1666. By Wiluam 
BuLKE Trask, A.M. Boston: Printed for Private Distribution. 1899. 
8vo. pp. 18. 

This is a reprint from the January number of the Register. Mr. Trask has 
for many years been collecting material about his ancestors, and in this pam- 
phlet gives ns a summary of the result of his researches about his emigrant 
ancestor. Every fact has been subjected to the keenest scrutiny, and nothing 
which the author considered doubtful has been admitted. 

We have reason to hope that BIr. Trask will soon be able to contribute a 
paper on the early descendants of Capt. William Trask, for which he has col- 
lected much material. 

The First Church in Exeter, New Hampshire, 1638-1888, 1698-1898. 

Exeter : Printed for the Parish. 1898. 8vo. pp. 129. Sold at the News 
Letter office, Exeter, N. H. 

" On the 13th and 14th of November, 1898," says the preface, " the First 
Church and Parish of Exeter celebrated the two hundredth anniversary of the 
reorganization of the Church, and the one hundredth of the house of worship 
still in use.** On the third of June, 1888, the late Rev. Swift Byington, who was 
then pastor of the church, delivered an historical sermon, as '* the church's 
contribution to the quadro-millennial celebration by the town." The addresses 
delivered in November last, and Mr. Byington's sermon preached ten years be- 
fore, are printed in this volume, which is an important contribution to the his- 
tory of Exeter. 

The anniversary sermon in November was preached by Rev. Wilbert L. Ander- 
son, the pastor, and the closing address was by Rev. Burton W. Lockhart, D.D. 
Both are able productions. But the most valuable paper is " The Church His- 
tory," by John Taylor Perry, who has made a thorough investigation of his 
subject. We have the result of his labors in these pages. It fills 87 pages, or 
more than two thirds of the book. He contends, and we think rightly, for the 
chronological continuity of the church organized by Wheelwright in 1638, to 
which Rev. Samuel Dudley officiated for thirty-three years. There have been 
many exciting scenes in the religious history of Exeter, particularly that caused 
by the preaching of Whitfield, and led to the founding of a new church, over 
which Rev. Daniel Rogers was settled. Mr. Rogers kept a diary which is still 
preserved in the library of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, and 
which has been used by Mr. Perry in preparing his history. 

The edition of this book consisted of 325 copies, sold to subscribers at fifty* 
five cents per copy. Only 14 copies were left unsold early in March. 

S58 Booh Notice. [ApfO, 

Biitcr^of yorihampton, MaM.,flramii»8M€mentinl664. By JiMmnaaneuL 
Trubcbull. Vol. I. Northampton : 1898. 8to. pp. 577, with map. To be 
completed in 8 Tolnmes. Price net, $6.00 a toI. in cloth, or #8 JM> a toL in 
morocco. Sold by J. B. Tmmball, 46 Proepect 8t. , Northampton, Ifaaa. ; and 
by George E. Littlefleld, 67 Comhill, Boston, Mass. 

This Tolnme is a yeir yalnable contribution, not only to the history of North- 
ampton, bnt to the early colonial history of ICassachnsetts as well. The vea 
of Northampton played a very important part in the eariy devdopment of oar 
colonial histoiy . Bnt if Northampton was noteworthy for nothing else it would 
be forever famous so long as love for the Puritan faith is cherished as haTlaig 
been for a long period the home and scene of the labors of Jonatiian Bdwards. 
That grand intellect and grander life (so graphically portrayed by Dr. A. ▼• O. 
Allen, in his appreciative and yet critical biography of this great man, one oi 
New England's greatest men) will be forever tjie admiration and the wonder 
of sll scholariy men. There can be no question that Edwards was the greatest 
theologian that New England (that nursery of great men) has ever prodnoed. 
Possessing an acute and brilliant mind, he sedulously added to the stores d 
knowledge accamalated in his youth by earnest and assiduous study. Of great 
power as a preacher (almost -rivalling the fiery Whitefleld) in his strong and 
forceful presentation of gospel truth from his pulpit in the frontier settlemeata, 
in '* his deep and dark Northampton woods," as a logician, he surpassed this 
great evangelical preacher of righteousness. It is doubtful if Calvin himself 
ever laid a more impregnable basis of theology. His voluminous works (seem- 
ingly almost perfect In conception and detail) have for generations in the past* 
as they will for generations to come, furnished an almost inexhaustible store- 
house of material for a sound system of theology. It is hardly possiUe for 
criticism to find any flaw or defect in the remarkable system of theoU^Qr wUdi 
he built up. By nature a mystic, Edwards yet combined with his thought the 
clear, unerring and exact reason of the thoroughly trained theologlaa. It Is 
hardly possible for even those who have been trained in the severe logic of the 
schools to fully comprehend his wonderful life work as represented in his sys- 
tem of theology. Here we have no barren system of philosophy merely, but m 
sure foundation and careful building of one of the greatest f^stems of theology 
known to the Christian church. No one but a mystic, a Christian mystic, oom 
have reared so grand a fabric. It is probable that no theologian of modnrn 
times, it Is certain that no theologian that this country has ever produced, has 
rendered such splendid service to the cause of Christian doctrine and monlily 
as Jonathan Edwards. It is certain that no American theologian, perhi^ no 
EDglish-speaking theologiaD, has so profoundly Influenced the thought and life 
of our race. Harsh and severe as some of his views may seem to us of this 
later age« it Is dlfllcnlt to see how we can avoid the Inexorable conclusions of 
this Christian prophet and seer. 

By Daniel Rollins, of Boston, 

Old Ipswich : A Magazine of Local Genealogy and History. Lewis Richabd 
HovEY, Ipswich, Mass. : The Independent Press Publishers, 1899. 8vo. 
pp. 2+18. Published monthly. Terms, fil.OO per annum. Address Lewis 
R. Hovey, lock box 66, Ipswich, Mass. 

Tills is the first number of a magazine which is intended to contain historical 
matter relative to the ancient town of Ipswich. It Is a worthy object and 
deserves patronage. 

Biographical Notes of and by Nathaniel Silsbeb. 8vo. pp. 19. With a por- 

This pamphlet Is a reprint from the Historical Collections of the Essex Insti- 
tute, vol. 35, 1899. The Hon. Nathaniel Sllsbee was a merchant of Salem and 
held various political offices, among them that of United States senator. The 
paper is printed substantially as Senator Sllsbee left it at his death July 14, 
1850. It was intended solely for the perusal of the writer's family, and con- 
tains matter that may seem to some to be too personal, bnt it was found diffi- 
cult to omit it without impairing the continuity, and so it was decided to 
print it without mutilation. The record preserves mnch detail of the history 
of Salem as well as of the life of a prominent and Influential citizen. 

1899.] Book Jfbiicea. 259 

Annotated Catalogue of Newspaper Files in the Library of the State Historical 
Society of Wisconsin. Prepared under the Editorial Direction of R. 6. 
Thwaites, Secretary, and I. S. Bradley, Librarian, by Emma Helkn Blair, 
Library AssLstant. Madison: Democrat Printing Company, State Printer. 
1898. 8vo. pp. xi.-f-375. 

This notable publication, affirming Itself to be the pioneer of its kind, con- 
tains the titles of abont three thousand newspapers, with elaborate notes giving 
names of founders and publishers, dates of establishment, changes in ^itor- 
ship, political or religions complexion, and all other procurable information of 
Talue, presented in two divisions, a Geographical and a Chronological Arrange- 
ment, and followed by an index sufficiently complete. It is a collection fairly 
representing nearly every State In the Union and, to a less degree, several other 
countries of foremost rank. The foreign list, contained in the addenda, covers 
fifteen pages. 

Few pluises of opinion of popular interest do not here find an exponent de- 
scribed. Single numbers of periodicals as early as 1588 are discovered on the 
chronological list, but the earliest original newspaper file in the library, an 
English weekly, is dated 1643-45. 

Uncontrollable circumstances retarded the progress of a work which in any 
case could not have been rapid, since it demanded for the accumulation of the 
notes the most arduous research and no inconsiderable correspondence, their 
numbt^rs and extent increasing as their utility became more evident. Indeed, 
^e merits of these notes cannot be exaggerated, affording in abundance the 
means of following the course of thousands of editors, and also of the exami- 
nation of other collections still more comprehensive. 

In acknowledging obligations for assistance, the editors mention with em- 
phasis the talent and assiduity of Miss Blair, who sustained the most onerous 
part of the undertaking, and to whom is ascribed, generously and veraciously. 
Its principal worth. 

By Frederic WUlard Parke, Esq,, of Boston, 

The Worcester Becords. Proceedings at a Dinner given at the Lincoln House in 
Worcester, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1897, to Franklin P. Bice, in Becognition 
of Work Accomplished in the Development of Systematic History. Worcester, 
Mass. 8vo. pp. 34. 

In accordance with the desire of Mr. Rice, the determination of his friends 
to fittingly testify their appreciation of his editorial and typographical labors 
took the form of a dinner at the place and time specified in the above title. 
After ten years of enthusiastic drudgery, — for so unusual a phrase is in this case 
applicable, — the copying, indexing and printing of the Worcester Records have 
been completed. Begun in 1873. they were continued in spite of interruptions 
and hindrances that would have dispirited anyone not animate by the extra- 
ordinary zeal inspiring Mr. Rice. 

The exercises commemorating the achievement of this task, the first of its 
kind attempted, are given to the public in the stenographic report of Mr. 
George Maynard, constituting the book under notice. It comprises the speeches 
in full of Mr. Fred. S. Hutchins, President of the Worcester Society of Anti- 
quity, who acted as chairman ; of Mr. Rice, whose address naturally occupies the 
largest space; of Mr. Robert T. Swan, Massachusetts Commissioner of Public 
Records ; of Mr. Samuel Swett Green, Librarian of the Worcester Free Public 
Library; of Mr. Samuel E. Staples, founder of the Worcester Society of 
Antiquity; of Mr. Edmund M. Barton, Librarian of the American Antiquarian 
Society ; of Mr. Francis E. Blake and Mr. William F. Abbot. Letters apprecia- 
tive of Mr. Rice's success complete the volume. 

By Frederic WUlard Parke, of Boston. 

The History of our Earliest History. By Alexander Brown, D.C.L. The 
Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass. Size 3^ in. by 6^ in. pp. 37. Price 25 
cents. Sold by the author, Norwood P.O., Nelson Co., Vir^nia. 

This pamphlet is by the author of ** Genesis of the United States" (favorably 
noticed in the Register), *' The Cabots and their Kin" and '* The First Repub- 
lic in America,'* all able books. The author styles this pamphlet ** An Appeal 
for the Tmth of History in Vindication of our Legitimate Origin as a Nation, 
and as an Act of Justice to our Founders and as an Incentive to Patriotism." 
Mr. Brown writes : *' I am trying to correct wrong impressions derived from 
royal histories." 

S60 Book NoHceB. [April, 

The ^'Principal Qenealogiedl Specialist;** or Btgina v, Iktviee and the 8klpwx§ 
Genealogy. Being the 8tory of a remarkable Pedigree Fraud. By W. P. W. 
Phillimork, M.A., B.C.L. London. 1899. pp. 64. Illnstrated. 

The title of this work is explanatory. It speaks volnmes to most of thosa 
having a past experience in genealogioil investigations in England. 

It is a plain statement of facts, which makes interesting reading, of the his- 
tory of a succession of forgeries of wills, entries in parish registers, inscription 
on tombs, chnrch walls and antique furniture, etc. The audacity of the cnlprtt 
furnishes a plot that could be used with success by a writer of sensatioiuil 
fiction, even to the climax, a sentence of three years' penal servitude. 

The victim, Lt.-Col. R. W. Shipway, was an English army officer, retired, 
with a simple interest in his progenitors, and no desire to find an illustrions or 
noble ancestry. The results furnished were of such an interesting eharmcteTf 
and passing the examination of his solicitors so successfully, he was indooed 
to continue the work at an expense of nearly £700, until the intimation was re- 
ceived from Mr. Phillimore that he was being imposed upon and swindled. 

Unfortunately for the victims and the public interested in such matters, this 
is not the only example of such fabrications, though none have ever reached 
the magnitude of the Shipway case. 

Americans especially have been led to accept pedigrees prepared in a similar 
manner, though the crime of forgery has been avoided. 

It is to such investigators as Mr. Phillimore that the English and Amerlcsa 
searchers for genealogical information can safely turn, and avoid those who 
find it necessary to fabricate material, to assure an apparent successful resalt, 
to their prominent advertisements as the ** Principal Genealogical Specialist.'' 

This state of aflkirs is not confined to England, however, and many cases can 
be cited on this side of the Atlantic. 

By Walter Kendall Watkins, of Chelsea, Jlides. 

Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths from the Becords of the Town and 
Churches in Mansfield, Connecticut, 1703-1850. Compiled from the Beeords 
by Susan W. Dimock. New York : The Baker and Taylor Company. 1888. 
8vo. pp. vi.-H76. 

In 1897 Mrs. Dimock published the records of Coventry, Conn., whose ap- 
preciative reception has induced her to bestow her labors on a second similar 
work, whose merits will be regarded as equalling those of the other. The in- 
debteduess of the public to the author of such a compilation is to be measured 
by the value of the documents copied, combined with the fact of their rapid 
change into a condition of illegibility, which is as disastrous as would be their 
total destruction. Such labors as Mrs. Dimock's should remind the State of its 
fatal procrastination in allowing the records of the old towns to remain so long 
unprinted, since continued neglect will soon have occasioned the entire loss of 
many portions of them which are of the highest value. 

Externally the present volume in every respect resembles its handsome prede- 
cessor, binding, letter-press, arrangement and mode of indexing being identical 
in the two ; while in the text the same painstaking fidelity to the original is 
observable throughout. 

By Fi'tderic Willard Parke, of Boston. 

Ancestral Charts so arranged as to show any Nitmber of Generations and Becord 
of Ancestral Honors, Heirlooms, Portraits, Coat-Armor, etc. Second edition. 
Copyrighted in 1898, by Eben Putnam. Salem, Mass. Eben Putnam. 9^ 
X12in. Price, 81.00. 

The call for a second edition evinces the appreciation by the public of the 
method of recording ancestry exhibited in the formation of these charts. Its 
simplicity enables the eye at once to comprehend a group of ancestors extend- 
ing over more than a hundred years. Thirty-four charts are furnished, capable 
of showing nine generations of both paternal and maternal lines. There are 
also two half-page charts often very useful. Flexible covers and excellent 
quality of paper increase the recommendations of the book. 

Extra chart pages may be had of the publislier in lots of a dozen, at a cost of 
twenty-flve cents. 

By Frederic Willard Parke, of Boston. 

1899.] Book Notices. 261 

TrommaUMU of the Bofol BiOoricnl SocUt^, New Series, Vol. Xn. Long- 
mmiis. Green & Co., 89 Paternoster Bow. 1898. Sm. 8to. pp. 289. 

The Boyal Historical Society was f oonded in 1868. The annual volnmes of 
this society contain many papers of historical valne. The present yolnme 
sostains the reputation that the series has gained. It contains eight able papers, 
Tlz : 1, Addr^ of the President ; 2, Marston Moor (with a plan of the battle) ; 
S and 4, Two papers on the National Stndy of Naval History ; 5, Meeting of the 
Doke of Marlborongh and Charles XII. at Altranstadt, April, 1707; 6, The 
Sheriffs' Farm : 7, The Florentine Wool Trade in the Biiddle Ages; 8, Narrative 
of the Journey of Cecilia, Princess of Sweden, to the Court of Qaeen Elizabeth. 

Besides th^ papers, there are found here the usual proceedings of the 
society, the charter, and a list of Fellows. 

EUtenih Beport of the Custody and Condition of the Public Beeords of Parishes, 
Toums and Counties. By Robbst T. Swan, Commissioner. Boston : Wright 
4b Potter Printhig Co. 1899. 

This is Public Document 52, BiUssachusetts Legislature 1899, and faithfully 
records the accomplishments of the past year towards preserving ancient records 
in the Commonw^th. The subjects of vaults, safes, binding, copying, print- 
ing and copying past records, sorting loose papers, standard i.e. permanent ink 
and type writing, severally have wise and prudent consideration. An appendix 
gives the location of towns in counties, with dates of incorporation and sped- 
lication of changes. 

We applaud the con^ued urging of a public record office on the attention of 
the State authorities ; and entertain the hope that the General Court may speedily 
establish such a department. Every year's delay increases the peril of loss. 

By Geo. A. Oordon, A.M., of SomenUle, Mass. 

The Story of ike Fifteenth Begiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in tJie CiicU 
War, 1861-1864. By Andrew F. Ford. Clinton : Press of W. J. Coulter, 
Courant Office. 1898. 8vo. pp. 422. 

The Fifteenth Massachusetts Begiment did valiant service in the war for the 
preservation of the Union. The volume before us gives a detailed history of 
that regiment. It is illustrated with portraits of its colonels, Charles Devens, 
Jr., and John Hull Ward, and with maps and plans of battles. Appended is an 
individual record filling over sixty closely printed pages, giving a brief record 
of the soldiers. The work is well indexed. Mr. Ford, the author, deserves 
credit for his book. 

Sacred to the Memory of I^dia H. Dodge. Worcester, Mass. : Press of Charles 
Hamilton. 1899. I^arge 12mo. pp. 

This is an appreciative tribute of the memory of Mrs. Lydia H. Dodge, wife 
of Benben Bawson Dodge, whose memoir is printed in the Bkoister, vol. 39, 
pp. 52-^9. She died January 6, 1899, aged 77, and was laid to rest in Dodge 
Cemetery, East Sutton, Mass. She ** left behind her a Christian character, the 
example of which is a lesson to all." 

The Early Physicians of Medford. By Chari^bs M. Grbsn, A.M., M.D. Bos- 
ton : Bockwell & Churchill Press. 1898. 8vo. pp. 20. 

Historical Begister, January, 1899. Published by the Medford Historical 
Society, Medford, Massachusetts, Vol. II. No. I. 8vo. pp. 52. Price $1 a 
year, or 25 cts. a number. 

This able paper on the Early Physicians of Medford, by Dr. Charles M. 
Green of Boston, was read before the Medford Historical Society April 14, 1897. 
Among the prominent physicians in Medford were Dr. Simon Tufts, and his 
son Simon, Gov. John Brooks and Dr. Daniel Swan, of whom good accounts 
hMve been carefully collected and are here preserved. The pamphlet is hand- 
somely printed. 

The next title is that of the Historical Blister oft the Medford Historical 
Society, a young and flourishing association. Previous numbers have been 
noticed in our pages. That before us is the first number of the second volume. 
It contains papera on the Bridges of Medford by John H. Hooper, and Medford 
in the Bevolution by Miss Helen T. Wild, with portraits of the authors, and 
other illustrations. OUier matter illustrating the history of that ancient town 
will be found here. 

262 Book Jfotices. [April, 

The Oenealogisffs Note Book, A weekly pnblication intended to furnish genea- 
logical gossip and helpful ideas to genealogists. Edited by Eben PimvAX. 
Published at the Endecott Press, Danvers, Mass. Price, single copies 5 
cents, 91*00 per annum. 

This new publication is a four-page weekly, the first number of which ap- 
peared January 30, 1899. It states the important contents of recent issues of 
the principal genealogical magazines, notices new genealogical publications and 
has a department devoted to queries. The department of most value, however, 
is headed *' Items.** Under this are collected various hints and bits of infor- 
mation which will greatly facilitate genealogical research and frequently aid in 
the solving of knotty problems. This paper is ably edited and will prove of 
assistance to genealogists. 

By Ruth Wood Hoag, A.B,j of Boston. 

Publications of the Bhode Island Historical Society. New series, vol. vi. No. 4. 
January, 1899. Providence, B.I. Published quarterly by the Society. Price, 
$1.00 a year, single numbers 50 cents. A few sets of the quarterly, five vol- 
umes, uniformly bound, can be obtained of the Society at SI. 40 a volume. 

The editor of this periodical is Amos Perry, LL.D., chairman of the Pnblica- 
tion Committee. The number before us completes the sixth volume, and has a 
title page and index to the volume. It contains much matter relating to the 
history of Rhode Island which will be read with interest. The principal paper 
in the number is one read before the Society, Oct. 18, 1898, by the Hon. Henry 
L. Greene, on '* The Greene St. School and its Teachers.** Among the teachers 
in this school was Sarah Margaret Fuller, afterwards Marchioness d'OssoU. 
A view of the Greene St. school-house is given as a frontispiece. Mr. Greene 
has made a very interesting paper on one of the famous schools in the early 
part of the present century. 

Those natives or residents of Rhode Island who take a pride in its history 
should encourage the work by sending in their subscriptions. 

Second Becord Book of the Society of Colonial Dames in t?ie State of Bhod€ 
Island and Providence PlatUations. August 31, 1896 — May 4, 1898. Provi* 
dence : Snow & Famham, Printers. 1898. 8vo. pp. xix.4^6. 

Tear Booky 1898, Daughters of the Cincinnati. Published by authority of the 
Board of Managers. 1898. 8vo. pp. 46. 

The Navy in the War of the Bedolution. By Rear Admiral James A. Grexr, 
U.S.N. Historical papers of the Society of the Sons of the American Re- 
volution in the District of Columbia, No. 1, 1898. [Washington. 1898.] 8vo. 
pp. 15. 

A List of the Bevolutionary Soldiers of Berwick [Jfc.]. Compiled from the Re- 
cords of the Town, by W. D. Spencer. 12mo. pp. 18. 

The Record Book of Rhode Island Colonial Dames embodies the customary 
intelligence iu regard to the officers, directors and members of the Society, giv- 
ing the names, descents and services of ancestors of the twenty-three ladies 
admitted between the dates in the title, with eight supplemental applications. 
The letter-press is of the highest order. 

The Year Book of the Daugliters of the Cincinnati consists of the Constitu- 
tion of the Society in thirty-one articles, an account of the first meeting, reports 
of the various officers, resolutions in memory of Mrs. Lydia M. Hoyt, former 
vice-president, and notices of other deceased associates, concluding with a list 
of the seventy-live members. The sumptuous quality of the typography is 

Admiral Greer's paper, although he claims for it but little Interest for any 
but the historical student, is nevertheless a pleasing narrative to the ordinary 
reader. The account of the engagement between the Bonhomme Bichard and 
the Serapis is very minute, and revives the childish pride which this passage 
In our scliool histories always excited. Boyish indeed is too often the exulta- 
tion of those who applaud a deed of daring compared with the stern manliness 
of those who performed it. Naval submarine vessels are the subject of the 
Admiral's concluding remarks, iu which he avows his belief In the eventual 
success of this species of destroyers of men ; but let us hope that our country 
may never have occasion to employ It. 

1899.] Book Noticea. 263 

Berwick's List of Bevolatioiuury Soldiers is introdaced by a rec&pitalation of 
the senrices of tlie town in Uie war. Comprising two hundred and fifty-six 
names, this list should be of material assistance to those engaged in historical 
and genealogical research. 

By Frtderic WUlard Parke, of Boston. 

The Defence of Boston in the War of 1812-15, Prepared for the Bostonian 
Society and United States Daughters of the War of 1812 ; with an Appendix 
containing a Bibliography of thenar, and a List of the Officers of the Massa- 
chnsetts Militia engaged in the Defence. By Walter Kendall Watkins. 
Boston. 1899. pp. 42. Price $1. Address W. K. Watkins, Chelsea, Mass. 

This important paper may properly be styled as exhaustive of the subject. 
The continuous narrative of defeusive measures, abounding in graphic, in- 
structive and amusing details, includes the period from June 22, 1812, to Feb- 
ruary 22, 1815. Fortifications, military forces, political difficulties and financial 
complications are topics adequately treated. 

The Bibliography, although called by its compiler a partial list, nevertheless 
comprises nearly two hundred titles, and is also noteworthy as being the first 
relating to the war in question. 

The roster of the officers of the Massachusetts militia, which participated in 
the defence, comprising over twelve hundred names, is also a list which had 
never been previously compiled. 

By Frederic WUlard Farke, of Boston. 

'TU Sixty Tears Since, The Passing of the Stall-fed Oz and the Farm Boy. By 
Gboros Sheldon. 8 vo. pp. 13. 

The Little Brown House on the Albany Boad. By George Sheldon. 8 vo. 
pp. 19. 

These two pamphlets by Mr. Sheldon of Deerfield, Mass., will commend them- 
selves to those who feel an interest in bygone times in New England. The first 
is an article reprinted from the New England Magazine for September, 1898, 
and the second is a paper read before the annual meeting of the Pocumtuck 
Valley Memorial Association, February 22, 1898. They both relate to events In 
western Massachusetts in the early part of the present century. 

Genealogy of the Sambome or Sanborn Family. By V. C. Sanborn, of La 
Grange, HI. 1899. Printed for the author, pp. xvi.+650. Cloth, $10, half 
morocco, $12.50. 

In the Register for 1856 appeared the first printed record of the American 
Sanboms, by Nathan Sanborn, M.D., of Henniker, N. H. — reprinted in a pamph- 
let of sixteen pages. And now we have this stately book of forty times as many 
pages, and a hundred times as much matter, concerning not only all the Ameri- 
can generations, several of which are added since Dr. Sanborn wrote, but also 
the best account of the English Samboms that has yet appeared. No American 
family can show a fuller record than this, or more exact in date and incident ; 
though confined, for the most part, to the male descendants of John and William 
Sambom, who settled in Hampton, N. H., about 1640, with their maternal 
grandfather. Rev. Stephen Bachiler, to whom a brief chapter is devoted, con- 
taining some facts about him discovered by Mr. V. C. Sanborn in England. 
Female descendants are carried no farther than the marriage entry ; yet there 
are nearly 20,000 American Sanboms, tracing back to the two brothers who 
came over with their grandfather in 1632. To genealogists the English pedi- 
grees will be of marked interest; for the author in his English visits and 
correspondence has made the record of the English family exhaustive, from 
A.D. 1300,— with scattered notes going back to 1194. In editing this material 
he had the generous aid of English experts, particularly of Mr. W. P. W. 

The English Sambomes were of the southern counties, and their homes are 
shown on a good map engraved for the book by Stanford of London. Then comes 
a treatise on the family name, and a connected pedigree from Nicholas Sam- 
bome, a wealthy burgess and M. P. of Wilts in 1390, whose son married an 
heiress of the De Lnsteshulls, ancestors of the Wriothesly and Dunstanville 
families. His descendants intermarried with the Drews of Wiltshire, the Creke- 
lades of North Wilts, the Lisles, Brocases and Tichboraes of Hampsliire, the 

264 Book NoticeB. [April, 

Willcmghbys of Dorset and the Throckmortons of Gloncestershire. The Sam- 
bornes had ancient residences at LnshiU Hoase in Wilts, Sonthcote in Berks 
and Tlmsbnry House in Somerset, the last occapied by the present representa- 
tive of the race, Samborne Stnkely Palmer-Samborn, J. P. It is a fine old Tu- 
dor mansion, of which several views are here eni^praved f rom photographer made 
by the owner's daughter, Mrs. Alfred Dwight Foster of Boston. From this 
Somerset branch sprung a Hampshire family of the name, residing near Ando- 
ver ; and clear clrcomstantlal evidence traces the American Sanboms to this 
Hampshire line, of which John, William and Stephen Samborne, sons of one 
whose Christian name is not yet found, and of Anne Bachiler, accompanied 
Rev. S. Bachiler to New England. Hampton, where they finally settled, and 
from which town Stephen returned to England, was founded by Mr. Bachiler, a 
Hampshire man, Oxford graduate, and rector of Wherwell near Clatford, Hants 
(where James Samborne was rector), for twenty years, until ^ected for Parl- 

Of the early Hampton Sambomes few records remain, though they were 
prominent in the aflinirs and troubles of the Colony for half a century. An 
autograph letter of John Sambom to Capt. William Trask of Salem (1648) is 
reproduced, and so is a more significant document, — the original Hami^on peti- 
tion of 1G58, praying the Boston magistrates to pardon Robert Pike of Salis- 
bury, — signed by the three brothers in autograph. The circumstances attendioc 
the petition make a special chapter, and this is followed by an unpublished 
tax rate of Hampton for the same year. As the generations proceed, many 
details are given from old deeds and other documents, with fac-simile auto- 
graphs. Of the later generations there are many brief biographies, and ex- 
tended sketches of distinguished members of the family, such as Gkn. John B. 
Sanborn of St. Paul, Judge W. H. Sanborn of the U. S. Circuit court. Prof. 
E. D. Sanborn of Dartmouth College (a historian of New Hampshire) and his 
brother, John Sewell Sanborn, Canadian jndge and senator, F. G. Sanborn of 
San Francisco, the Sanboms of Port Huron, Mich., J. S. Sanborn of Chase 4 
Sanborn, and many others of the name. The author's father, F. B. Sanborn 
of Concord, the biographer of Thoreau, Alcott and John Brown, and more re- 
cently of Dr. Pliny Earie, contributes a chapter on New Hampshire life In the 
early 19th century. 

The author attributes much of the completeness of his volume to the collec- 
tions made by the late Dr. N. Sanborn, and Prof. Dyer H. Sanborn, who, be- 
tween 1840 and 1865, were industrious in collecting material and reminiscences, 
but cliiefly of names and dates. Mr. V. C. Sanborn has done much more, — not 
only adding new names and new lines, but a wliole series of family biographies, 
illustrated with a hundred portraits and views, wliich clotlie the skeleton of 
genealogy with the flesh and blood of human interest. The typography and 
engraving are the finest work of the llumford Press of Concord, N. H., and do 
much credit to that excellent printing-house, whose head, Mr. E. N. Pearson, 
has lately been chosen Secretary of State of New Hampshire. ♦ » » 

The Grant Family, a Genealogical History of the Descendants of Matthew 
Grant of Windsor, Conn,, 1601-1S98. By Arthur Hastings Grant. Pough- 
keopsie. 1898. 8vo. pp. xiv.-|-578. Price $6 ; to be increased hereafter. 

The Family of Cambray of Great Itissington and Icomh, Gloucestershire, With 
a Xote upon the Medieval Cambrays, Compiled by J. A. Dunbar-Duxbar, 
M.A., some time Rector of Lochee, Dundee. Printed for private circulation, 
and issued by Phillimore & Co., 36 Essex St., London. 1898. 100 copies. 
4to. pp. iv.-|-39. 

liecords of Lineage in the Dorr, Dalton, Odin, Walter and other Allied iVew- 
England Families, Philadelphia. 1898. Type-written. [By Dalton Dorr.] 
Folio, pp. 104. 

The Alexanders of Maine. Bv Dk Alva Stanwood Alexander. The Peter 
Paul Book Company. BulTalo, New York. MDCCCXCVIII. 8vo. pp. 129. 

A Genealogy of Descendants of Bobert Proctor of Concord and Chelmsford, 
Mass., With Notes on Some Connecticut Families. By William Laivrbxcb 
Proctor and Mrs. W. L. Proctor. Ogdensburgh, N. Y. 1898. 8vo. pp. vi. 

1899.] Book Notices. 265 

History and Genealogy of the Kent Family. Descendants of Bichard [changed 
to John, in MS.] Kent, Sen., who came to America in 1633 [changed to J ^^ 5, 
in MS.]. By E. I. Dale and Edward E. Kent. [Printed by E. E. Dicker- 
man, Spencer, Mass.] 8vo. pp. 143. 

Noyes Pedigree. By James Atkins Notes, Ph.D., Cambridge, Mass. Boston. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 11. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register for January, 1899. 

History of the Slayton Family. Biographical and Genealogical. Compiled by 
Asa W. Slaytox. Grand Rapids, Mich. 1898. Small 4to. pp. 822. 

Genealogical Becord of the Descendants of Caleb Loud, 1st, 13th child of Drands 
Loud, Jr., and Onner Prince Loud. Compiled by Watson Loud, M.D., 
Romeo, Mich., and published by Henry M. Loud, Oscoda, Mich. Detroit. 
1889. 8to. pp. 77. 

The Gardner Family of Machias and Vicinity. A Becord of the Descendants of 
Mr. Thomas Gardner of Salem, Mass., through Ebenezer Gardner of Machias, 
Me. Augusta. 1898. [By Charles L. Andrews.] 8vo. pp. 29. 

The Keim and Allied Families in America and Europe. A Monthly Serial of His- 
tory^ Biography, Genealogy and Folklore, illustrating the causes, circumstances 
and consequences of the German, French and Swiss Emigration to America from 
the 17th Century to the present time. 8vo. December, 1898, and January, 
1899. Published by the Editor, DeB. Randolph Kedi, Reading, Pa., for 
subscribers only. 

Official Beport of Third American Tyler Family Beunion, held at Tremont Temple, 
Boston, Mass., Wednesday, September 7, 1898. By W. I. Tyler Brioham, 
Esq. Chicago, HI. 1898. 8vo. pp. 42. 

March Ctenealogy — Earlier Generations. By Ellen Gates March of Baltimore, 
Md. 8to. pp. 4. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register for January, 1899. 

The First Comee. Bvo. pp. 3. [By Allen H. Bent. Boston. December, 1898.] 

History of the Hopkins Family, prepared and read by Joel E. Hayden at the Annual 
Beunion of the Hopkins and Hamilton Families, held in the woods of Eli Hamil^ 
ton, near Weedsport, New York, on the 4th day of July, 1879. 32mo. pp. 6. 

71i€ Haskell Journal. A Monthly Magazine. San Francisco, Cal. Royal 8to. 
The first number is January, 1898. 

Descendants of John Woodward of Lisbon, Maine. By Frank E. Woodward. 
Maiden, Mass. 4to. pp. 23. 

The Goodwins of Delaware Water Gap, Pa., and Tompkins County, N. T. 32mo. 
pp. 10. 

Tlie Grant genealogy traces, through ten generations, the descendants of Matthew 
Grant (1601-1681) of Windsor, Conn., w1k> sailed in the ** Mary and John" from 
Plymouth, England, in 1630, and reached Boston in May of the same year. The 
work was commenced more than thirty years ago by Dr. D. W. Patterson, but having 
Idled to secore a sufficient number of subscribers he did not print his material. Dr. 
Henry R. Stiles, howerer, pnblished it in 1892, with many important additions, in 
his inTsluable ** History and Genealogies of Ajocient Windsor." About 1883 the 
present compiler commenced the work anew, and largely added to the results obtain- 
ed by Dr. Patterson and Dr. Stiles. *« Few men, indeed," says Dr. Stiles, '* filled so 
large a place in the early history of Windsor, or filled it so well, as honest Matthew 
Grant ; his name figures in almost erery place of trust, and the early records of the 
town show that his duties were always conscientiously performed." He compiled ** A 
Book of Records of Town Ways in Windsor," and also the ** Old Church Record," 
the historic and genealogical basis of most of the early families of that old town. 
His ehndren were Prisdlla (1626), Samuel (1631), Tahan (163|), Matthew, Mat- 
Uww (both died young), and John (1642). Nearly eight thousand of their deeeen- 
danta are named, including General U. S. Grant, whose descent is given through 
Matthew*, Samuel*, Samuel*, Noah*, Noah*, Noah*, and Jesse Root'. The work ia 
embellished with thirty-two paaes of illustrations, including portraits of distinguished 
memben of the funily, pictures of old homesteads and autographic reproductions of 
many Grants who liVed before the Rerolution, including an entire page written by 
Matthew Grant, the fint. The book is carefully indexed, and also oontaina a dirao> 
tofry of the liTing BMmben of the 
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The Caznbray genealogy is arranged upon the plan recommended by the distin- 
guished genealogist, Mr. W. P. W. Phillimore, of London, in his interesting book 
entitled " How to Write the History of a Family." The compiler of this work is 
able to show that the name of Cambray has existed in England since the Norman 
conquest ; that from that time to about the fifteenth century there was a Cambray 
famUy in Shropshire ; and that the present Gloucestershire Cambrays can be traced 
back in the neighborhood of Oreat Kissington and Icomb for a period of something 
like four hundred years. The representatives of the family in those two places trace 
their descent from John Cambray who was buried in Kissington Feb. 8, 1687, and 
his son George who married in 1690 Margery Baker, by whom he had nine children. 
The appendix contains a table showing the continuity of the name of Cambray from 
1086 to 1486, twelve monumental inscriptions, extracts from parish registers, ab- 
stracts from Cambray wills, and notes of various wills and administrations in Can- 
terbury, London, Gloucester and Oxford. The book contains the coat-of-arms of Pien 
Cambray, of Poole, and also that of Watkin Cambray, of Stratton, together with a cut 
of Great Rissington Church and another of Icomb Place. The work is superbly 
printed on heavy laid paper with wide margins, and sustains the well-earned reputa- 
tion of its publisher in respect to typographical beauty and general excellence. 

Mr. Dalton Dorr, of Philadelphia, privatdy printed in 1879 a small edition of 
" Records of Lineage in the Families of Dorr, Didton, Odin, Walter, Mather, Cotton, 
Lynde, Bowles, Checkley," based upon his father's manuscript. Only a few copies 
were distributed, and the remainder were destroyed. Subsequently Mr. Orr attempted 
to ascertain and locate the orginal ancestors of each family he had investigated, the 
result of which is summarized in the beautifully executed type- written volume before 
us, which is substantially a revision, correction and ampUfication of the original 
work. In his researches Mr. Dorr has been greatly assisted by Mr. F. H. Full^, of 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. An exhaustive index is appended, and every page of the book 
bears evidence of exactness and exceptional care. The revision may be published here- 
after. The families investigated in the present work are Acie, Abbot, Allen, Board- 
man, Bosworth, Boylston, Bowles, Brackenbury, Christian Brown, John Brown, 
Browne, Call, Chandler, Checkley, Clement, Cotton, Croswell, Curwen, Cutler, 
Dalton, Dorr, Douglass, Eaton, Eliot, Evans, Fellows, Foster, Gardner, Qeary, 
Gridley, Hawley, Heath, John Kettell, Richard Kettell, Lynde, Mather, Morrill, 
Morse, Newdigate, Odin, Palmer, Pike, Scottow, Sharpe, Sherman, Singletanr, John 
Smith, Samuel Smith, Stockman, Swan, Upham, Vose, Walter, White, Whittier, 
Willett, Wiswall and Woodmansey. 

In *♦ The Alexanders of Maine," the Hon. De Alva Stanwood Alexander, of Buffalo, 
N. Y., presents the genealogy of that portion of the famdy which is descended from 
David Alexander, the Scotch-Irish immigrant who came from Ulster, Ireland, to 
Topsham, Maine, in 1719. He also gives most of the descendants of the children of 
WUliam and Betsey Alexander, bom between 1787 and 1808. The first two chap- 
ters treat respectively of ♦• The Alexanders in Scotland and Ireland," and " Scotch- 
Irish Immigrants." Another interesting chapter describes the " Condition of the 
Early Settler's Life." The author devotes a chapter to some of the descendants of 
John Price, the oldest known member of the family, who removed from England to 
St. Eustatia about the middle of the eighteenth century, and in 1747 married (>anh, 
djuighter of Samuel Jenkins. He also states important facts relating to Captain 
William Campbell, who was born in 1748, and was descended from William Camp- 
bell, of CampbeJlstown, Argyleshire, Scotland. His two sons, James, bom in 1690, 
and Samuel, bom in 1696. came to Boston in 1728, and in 1741 settled in Cherry 
Valley, N.Y., where Samuel's eldest son, Col. Samuel Campbell, became prominent 
in the Revolutionary War. The narrative portions of the book betray marked 
literary ability and earnest historical research, while its typography and general 
mechanical execution reflect great credit upon its publishers. The work contains 
eleven illustrations. 

The Proctor Genealogy traces through eight generations the descendants of 
Robert Proctor, who first appeared in this country at Concord, Mass., in 1643, and 
married in 1645, Jane, eldest daughter of Richard Hildreth, of Concord and Chelms- 
ford, by whom he had eleven sons and five daughters. He was one of the original 
founders of the latter town, and died there April 28, 1697. Mr. W. L. Proctor, who 
died Nov. 19, 1897, had gathered in 1873 much data relating to the family which he 
incorporated in a small pamphlet. He subsequently determined to enlarge it, and 
his efforts, nobly seconded by his wife and Prof. Henry E. Sawyer, of Washington, 
D.C., have residted in the production of the present volume. The work contains 
valuable genealogical information relating to a number of families connected with 

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the Proctors by marriage, notably the Pattersons, Adams, Fletchers, Parkers, Reeds, 
Barnes, Howards, Raymonds and Chamberlains. Among the eleven illustrations 
are portraite of William Lawrence Proctor, U. S. Senator Redfield Proctor of Ver- 
mont, and Thomas Redfield Proctor of Utica, N. Y., the Proctor coat-of-arms, and 
the house of Capt. Leonard Proctor (1734-1827), an officer in the Revolutionary 
War. The volume is well printed and is a valuable contribution to our genealogical 

While the Kent genealogy claims our praise for preserving in print a large mass of 
valuable material, we must also be permitted, in a frank and friendly manner, to 
refer to certain of its features that detract from its value. The title page contains 
no date, the arrangement of its first index is confusing, and the second index omits 
many names mentioned in the text. The copy of this book in the Society's library 
contains a manuscript letter of Daniel Kent, Esq., dated Jan. 3, 1899, in which the 
writer corrects some of the errors in the book, while marginal notes by the same 
hand call the readex's attention to others. The prog^enitor of the family in America 
was Richard Kent, who was in Ipswich, Mass., as early as 1634 or 1636, and died 
in Newbury, Mass., June 15, 1654. His son John, who was bom in Newbury July 
20, 1645, was the father of six sons and five daughters, bom between 1667 and 1689. 
The children of four of these sons TJohn, Joshua, Joseph and Ebenezer) are given. 
The book contains a photograph of the old Kent homestead in Leicester, Mass., 
which has been in the Kent £unily since 1743, and a plan of the original faxm of 
Ebenezer Kent in the same place. 

The Noyes pedigree has been prepared with scholarly care, and abounds in ftcts 
of the highest genealogical value. The common ancestor of the family was the Rev. 
William Noyes, who was bom in 1568, and died in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England, 
before 30 April, 1622. Of his six children, two (James and Nathaniel) came to New 
England in 1633, the former of whom obtained celebrity as a teacher and writer, and 
the latter as a prominent citizen of Newbury, Mass. The line of descent in this 
pamphlet is through William^, Nicholas*, John', John*, Moses*, Moses*, Samuel' 
and James Sullivan*. It would be a matter for congratulation if the compUer would 
devote a portion of his energy and scholarship to the preparation of an exhaustive 
genealogy of the family, one branch of which he has so successfully treated in the 
present publication. 

The Clayton genealogy represents the honest and commendable attempt of a busy 
man to preserve the memory of his ancestors and to carry down to the present day 
an approximately complete record of the family name. The descent is traced from 
Capt. Thomas Slay ton, who was bom in England, Sept. 20, 1682, and came to 
America, and married in 1707, Hannah Culwood, by whom he had two sons, Phineas 
and Thomas, and one daughter, Hannah. The genealogy gives no data respecting 
Phineas, and of Thomas but little, except that he was bom June 15, 1709, married at 
Weston, Mass., Sept. 21, 1732, Abigail Harrington of Watertown, and died probably 
in 1778. The book is well printed, is illuminated with many cuts of persons and 
places, and bears evidence of long and patient research. 

The Loud record gives a partial genealogy of the descendants of Francis Loud, 
who was, perhaps, an early settler of Sagadahoc, in Maine. He subsequently resided 
on Arrowsic Island (in 1679), and later at Ipswich, Mass., and Biddeford, Maine. 
His son Francis was bom in Ipswich, July 26, 1700, married in 1722 Onner Prince, 
and died in Ipswich, Jan. 22, 1774. By her he had seven sons and six daughters, the 
descendants of only one of whom, Caleb (1747-1782), are traced in the present 
volume. It is to be hoped that some member of the family will be stimulated by this 
work to trace the remaining branches of the (amily, and thus preserve information of 
the highest value to genealogical students. 

The compiler of the ** Gardner Family of Machias and Vicinity " is Charles L. 
Andrews, Esq^ of Augusta, Maine, who states that Dr. Frank A. Gardner is prepar- 
ing a history of the descendants of Thomas Gardner, of Salem, Mass. In the pamph- 
let before us the compiler traces the descendants of Thomas Gardner through his son 
Samud, who was bom about 1627, died in 1689, and vras the ancestor of the Maine 
branch of the family. The publication is a valuable contribution to the history of a 
well-known family, and should inspire others to contribute time, labor and influence 
to the production of an exhaustive genealogy of all of its branches. 

Of the pamphlet^periodical entitled ** The Keim and Allied Families," the first two 
Dtlmbers are before us (Dec., 1898, and Jan., 1899). Its editor is a life-member of 
the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and a member of the Pennsylvania German 
Society. Its pages abound in information of exceptional importance relating not 
only to the Keim fkmily, but also to the German, Huguenot and Swiss settlers of 

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PennaylTania. We have seen but few siinUar publlcatioiis that can fkTorably com- 
pare with this in the yalue of the material presented, and the care with which it it 

The Tyler pamphlet is of exceptional value. The address of W. I. Tyler Brigham 
is replete with genealogical information relating to the Tyler family, prepared with 
scholarly precision, and bearing eridence of patient research. Mr. Brigham intends 
to publish, in three Tolumes, a complete genoUogy of the family, to include all of the 
Tyler name in the United States during the past 250 years. He has already timced 
12,000 names, llie pamphlet is illustrated with a steel portrait of CoL Comfint 
Tyler, of the Connecticut line, of whom an extended biographical sketch is also giTtn. 

The March leaflet gires three generations of descendants of Hugh March, an 
early settler of Newbury, Mass., who sailed in the '* Confidence " from Southampton, 

Eng^d, April 24, 1638. His first wife, Judith , died Dec 14, 1676, and he 

married, May 29, 1676, Dorcas Bowman Blackleach, of Connecticut, who died Nov. 
22, 1688. His third wife was Sarah Healy, whom he married Dec. 3, 1685. He died 
Not. 12, 1693. His five children — George, Judith, Hugh, John and James — were 
bom between 1646 and 1663. All of them married, and their children and dates of 
birth are given. 

The Comee leaflet may be regarded as a supplement of ** The Comey-Comee Family 
in America," published in 1896. The writer identifies David Comy, the American 

Srogenitor of the family, with David Maehome mentioned by Drake in his " Foun- 
ers" as one of the 272 pagscngers on the *' John and Sarah," who were recorded at 
the Search Office, Gravesend, England, Nov. 8, 1651. Mr. Bent, in a scholarly man- 
ner, states his proofs, and gives additional information of exceptional value. 

The Hopkins leafiet is an address prepared and read by Joel £. Hayden, Esq., at 
the annual reunion of the Hopkins and Hamilton families near Weedsport, N. Y^ on 
the 4th of July, 1879. It treats chiefly of David Hopkins, of Hebron, Washinffton 
Co., N. Y., and his children. Although the narrative is almost entirely devoid of 
dates, it contains information of value^ which, it is hoped, may form the basia of a 
more extended genealogy. 

The Haskell journal is edited by Bumette G. Haskell of the San Francisco bar. 
It is a monthly magazine, the first number of which appeared in January, 1898. Its 
object is to collect genealogical data relating to the family, and to stimulate research 
relating to its history. In the first three numbers, and probably in later issues, the 
editor has contributed ** The Genealogy and History of the Bec-CrespoQ-Osbane> 
Haskell FamUy." 

The Woodward pamphlet traces the descendants of John Woodward of Maine^ who 
was bom in 1746 and died Oct. 17, 1817. He married, April 11, 1771, Mary, the only 
child of Moses Hodgkins and Elizabeth Cox, by whom he had, between 1771 and 
1796, six sons and six daughters. The work of the compiler has been carefully 
executed, and dcRorveH unstinted praise from genealogical students. 

The Gooiiwin tract was written by John S. Goodwin, Esq., of Chicago, Dl., and is 
a reprint from the Ithaca, X. Y. Democrat of Nov. 10, 1898. It is valuable as a brief 
genealogical outline, fomiing a substantial basis for ^ture research. 

By Chaplain Rosweii BandaU Uoes, U, ^'. N, 

Evidences of the Winthrops of Groton, co. Suffolk, England, and of families ta 
and near that county icith ichom they intermarried. Privately printed, 1894- 
18%. Royal 4to. pp. 168. 

Robert C. Wlnthrop, Jr., A.M., of Boston, has had reprinted from Mosketfs 
serial on Sutlblk Families, the portion relating to the Wiuthrop family and those 
allied to it, to which he prett.xcs the following prefatory note : 

*' This vohuiio comprises the first four parts of an exhaa.stive work now 
bt^lnu issuiHl to subscril>ers. in serial form, entitled Suffolk Manorial 
Familiks, and iHlitiHi by Joseph James Mnskett. Esq., an accomplished Soffit 
antiquary. These four parts relate exclusively to the Winthrops of Groton and 
families allUMl to them, aud iu their preparatiou Mr. Muskett has bad all the 
assistance I could furnish from the Wintlirop Pa{^>ers. Previous accounta of 
the Suffolk Winthrops and their connections have contained errors, both of 
omission and commission, the result either of imperfect information or of 
placing too much reliance upon exploiled family trailitions. The present pub- 
lication is largely composed of new matter, nowhere elso to be found in print, 
and pains have been taken to state nothing iu it as fact which cannot be prored. 
I hare had fifty set2> of these foar parts bound in volumes, in order to depoeK 

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tbem in «oitab1e librmries for permaDent reference, and I have proTlded for 
them a separate title page and table of contents. No reqnest to purchase any 
of these volnmes will be considered, bat persons who may desire to snbscrifaie 
for the work itself can do so npon application to the editor, care of J. Moskett 
Tetts, Esq., 56 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London." 

We have noticed the numbers of Mr. Mnskett's work in the Beoistkb as 
they have appeared, and have expressed our high opinion of their valne as 
material for the history and genealogy of Snffolk. The portion here reprinted 
shows the character and merit of the work. It is still published in the same 
elegant style, in parts, at five shillings each. We woald advise onr readers to 
send in at once their subscriptions. 


PaasxirrBD to thb Nvw-Ekolaicd Historic Obicsalooical Socixtt rnou 

Dbcbmbbr 1, 1896, to March 1, 1899. 

Prepared by Wiujam Prbsoott Grbexlaw. 

I. PubiieaiioHS written or edited by membert of the Society, 

Descendants of John Woodward of Lisbon, Maine. By Frank £. Woodward. 
[Portland. 1 898. 4to. pp. 23. Reprinted from the Maine Historical and Genealog- 
ical Recorder.] 

Noyes Pedigree. By James Atkins Noyes, Ph^., A^., Cambridge, Mass. Re- 
printed from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register for January, 
1899. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 11. 

Official Report of the Third American Tyler Family Rennion, held at Tremont 
Temple. Boston, Mass., Wednesday, September 7, 1898. By W. L Tyler Brigham. 
Chicago, m. 1898. 8vo. pp. 42. 

The First Comee. By Allen Herbert Bent. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 3. 

The PUgrim and the Puritan. An Essay in Comparative History. By Edwin 8. 
Crandon. [Boston. 1899.] 8vo. pp. 27. 

** Imperialism ** and *'The Tracks of Our Forefothers." A paper read by Charles 
Francis Adams before the Lexington, Massachusetts, Historical Society, December 
20, 1898. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 37. 

Local Hietory, 

The History of Maiden, Massachusetts, 1638-1785. By Deloraine Pendre Corey. 
Maiden. Published by the Author. 1899. 8to. pp. 870. 

Literary, Scientific and Historical Societies^of Worcester. By Nathaniel Paine^ 
A-M. [Worcester. 1898.1^ 4to. pp. 12. 

Tis Sixty Years Since. The Passing of the Stall- Fed Ox and the Farm Boy. By 
George Sheldon. Read at the annual meeting of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial 
Association at Deerfield, February 22, 1898. 8vo. pp. 13. 

The Little Brown House on the Albany Road. By George Shddon. Reprinted 
from the New England Magazine, September, 1898. Boston. 8vo. pp. 18. 


A Sketch of the life and Public Services of William Adams Richardson. By 
Frank Warren Hackett. Privately Printed. Washington. 1898. 8to. pp. 1464- 

A Memoir of William Kelby, Librarian of the New York EListorical Society. By 
John Austin Stevens. Read before the Society, November 1, 1898. New York. 
1898. 8vo. pp. 40. 

* This list does not indnds publicationa which are elsewhere notieed, unless written 
by a member. 

270 JRecent Publications. [April, 

Remarks on the Character of Samuel Eliot, LL.D^ made at a meeting of the 
MaasachusetU Historical Society, October 13, 1898, bj the Rey. Edmund F. Slafter, 
D.D. Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. 6. 

Memoir of Capt. WUHam Traske, of Salem, 1623-1626. By WUliam Blake Trask. 
A.M. Boston. Printed for Private Distribution. 1899. 8yo. pp. 18. 

Notes Concerning Roger Williams. By Almon D. Hodges, Jr. Reprinted from 
the New- England Historical and Genealogical Register for January, 1899. Boston. 
1899. 8yo. pp. 6. 


The Genealogist's Note Book. A Weekly Publication Intended to Furnish Gene- 
alogical Gossip and Helpful Ideas to Genealogists. Single copies, 6 cents. $1A)0 
ST annum. Eben Putnam, editor. Published by the Endecott Press, DanTers, 
ass. No. 1, January 30, 1899. 8to. pp. 4. 

Address of Hon. Samuel A. Green at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf^ No- 
yember 10, 1897. 8to. pp. 4. 

Elerenth Report on the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, 
Towns and Counties. By Robert T. Swan, Commissioner. Boston. 1899. 8to. 
pp. 46. 

The Genealogical Advertiser. A Quarterly Magazine of Family History. YoL 8, 
No. 1. Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. d2+iv. 

II. Other PubtieationM. 
Local Hiitory. 

Fort Crailo, The Greenbush Manor House. By S. deL. Van Rensselaer Strong. 
8vo. pp. 31. 

Historia, a Magazine of Local History. YoL 1, No. 2. Norwell, Mass. 1899. 
8yo. pp. 8. 

Two Historical Essays. The Manor of Kittanning, Past and Present, and A 
Critical Inquiry into the alleged Burying of a Leaden Plate at the Forks of the Ohio 
by Louis Celeron, August 3, 1749. By Rev. A. A. Lambing, LL.D. Pittsburg, Pa. 
1898. 8vo. 33. 

ColUge* and Schools. 

Catalogue of Amherst College for the year 1898-1899. Amherst. 1898. 8vo. pp. 11. 

First Quarter Centennial of Boston University. Program and Addresses. Boston. 
1898. 8vo. pp. xiii.-|-84. 

Catalogue of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine, 1898-99. Bmns- 
wick. 1898. 8vo. pp. 79. 

Catalogue of Groton School, Groton, Mass. 1898-1899. 24mo. pp. 32. 

The Harvard University Catalogue. 1898-99. Cambridge. 1899. 12mo. pp. 

Annual Reports of the President and the Treasurer of Harvard College. 1897- 

98. Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. 322-f&9. 

Catalogue of the Roxbury Latin School, Kearsarge Avenue, Boston, Mass. 1898- 

99. Two Hundred and Fifty-Fourth Year. Boston. 1898. l2mo. pp. 44. 
Catalogue of Saint Lawrence University, Canton, New York. 1897-98. Canton. 

1898. 8vo. pp. 76. 

Annual Report of the President of Tufts College. 1897-98. Boston. 12mo. pp. 

Catalogue of Tufts College. 1898-99. Boston. 1898. 12mo. pp. 243. 

Catalogue of Yale University. 1898-99. New Haven. 1898. Timo. pp. 484. 

Societies and Institutions, 

Constitution of the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, of Bridgewater, East 
Bridgewater, West Bridgewater and Brockton. Organized April 19, 1894. In- 
corporated July 18, 1896. Taunton. 1898. 24mo. pp. 11. 

Field Columbian Museum. Publication 29. Report Scries. Vol, 1, No. 4. An- 
nual Report of the Director to the Board of Trustees for the year 1897-98. Chicago. 
1898. 8vo. pp. 263-343. 

Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of the Harvard Club of New York City, with 
the List of Officers and Members. New York. 1898. 16mo. pp. 89. 

Ye Olden Times at the Foot of Prospect Hill. Handbook of the Historic Festival 
in Somerville, Massachusetts, November 28, 29, 30, December L 2 and 3, 1898. 
Margaret MacLean Eager, Director. Somerville. 1898. 8vo. pp. 96. 

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Fourth Annual Report of the TruRteen of the Forbes Library, Northampton, 
Ma«8^ for the year ending November SO, 1898. 8to. pp. 46. 

City of Cambridge. Annual Report of the Trustees of the Cambridge Public 
Library for the year ending November 30, 1898. Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. 18. 

Seventh Annual Report of the Trustees of Public Reservations, 1897. Boston. 

1898. 8vo. pp. 41. 

Thirtieth Annual Report of the Children's Hospital, from December 28, 1897, to 
December 28, 1898. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 52. 

Sixty -Seventh Annual Report of the Trustees of the Perkins Lnstitution and 
Massachusetts School for the Blind, for the year ending August 31, 1898. Boston. 

1899. 8vo. pp. 305. 

Thirty- Tlurd Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Winchester Home 
Corporation for Aged Women. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 31. 

Report for the One Hundred and Fourth Year of the Roxbury Charitable Society, 
presented at the annual meeting held October 12, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 23. 

Annual Sermon before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 
delivered at Grand Rapids, Mich., October 4, 1898, by the Rev. R. R. Meredith, D J). 
Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 18. 

Eighty-Eighth Annual Report of the American Board of Commissioners for 
Foreign Missions. Presented at the meeting held at Grand Rapids, Mich., October 
4-7, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. xxvii.4-161-h26. 

Fourteenth Annual Report of the Home for Aged Couples. Boston. 1898. 8vo. 
j^. 64. 

Nineteenth Annual Report of the Associated Charities of Boston. Boston. 1898. 
8vo. pp. 79. 

Sixty-Third Annual Report of the Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of 
Pauperism. October, 1898. Boston. 8vo. pp. 19. 

Eighty-Sixth Annual Report of the Vermont Bible Society, presented at the An- 
nual Meeting of the Society, held in Montpelier, October 19, 1898. 8vo. pp. 30. 

U, 5. GcvemtnierU, State and Municipal Pubiieaiiont, 

Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. An Account of the 
United States National Museum. By Frederick W. True, LL J). Washington. 1898. 
8to. pp. 40. 

Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Report upon the 
Condition and Progress of the U. S. National Museum during the year ending June 
30, 1896. By G. Brown Goode. Washington. 1898. 8vo. pp. 284. 

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing 
the Operations, Expenditures and Condition of the Institution to July, 1896. Wash- 
ington. 1898. 8vo. pp. lL-l-727. 

Report of the Commissioner of Education for the year 1896->97. Volume 2. 
Washington. 1898. 8 vo. pp. vii.-f-l 137-2390. 

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. 
Series 1. Volume 7. Washington. 1898. 8vo. pp. 895. 

Centennial of the Bulfinch State House. Exercises Before the Massachusetts 
Lmslature, January 11, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 74. 

Fourth Annual Report of the Boston Transit Commission for the year ending 
August 15, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 100. 


lin. Sakah Amr B&adburt, widow of A memoir of her husband, with por- 

John Merrill Bradbury, died at Rox- trait, is printed in the Rxoistbr for 

bury, Mass., Saturday, January 14, October, 1877, pp. 265-275. In 1868, 

1899, aged 83. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradbury visited Europe 

Daniel and Abigail (Sargent) Hayes, where they spent three years. Return-* 

and was bom at Salem, December 17, ing to this country, ^Ir. Bradbury 

1816. She married Mr. Bradbury, a bought the Oakes estate, now the rec- 

member and benefactor of the Historic tory in Ipswich situated on High Street. 

Genealogical Society, August 28, 1843. Since the death of her husband, March 




21, 1876, Hra. Bradbury has spent her 
winters in Boston, and her summers for 
the greater part in Ipswich. Since the 
sale of her house, a short time ago, she 
has pas£ed her summers in Portland or 
in Dexter, Maine. 

William P&oud Datis, Esq., of Yar- 
mouthport, Mass., died in that town 
Feb. 10, 1899, in his 8Sd year. He was 
bom in New Bedford, Feb. 28, 1816, 
was educated in the Friends School at 
Providence, and was all his life a mem- 
ber of that sect. He was for fifty 
years town clerk and treasurer of the 
town of Yarmouth, and for many years 
cashier of the First National Bank of 
Yarmouth. He leaves a wife and four 
children ; his son William having suc- 
ceeded him in the Yarmouth National 
Bank. He contributed the articles on 
the Oorham families of Yarmouth to 
the Register for July, page 35, and 
October, 1899, page 445. 

Mrs. Susan Benedict Hill, widow of 
Frank Alden Hill, died at Hampton, 
N. H., September 24, 1898, in her 62d 
year. We glean the following particu- 
lars from the Connectieul Magazine for 
March, 1899. Mrs. Hill was bom in 
Danbury, Conn., November 15, 1886, 
and at the age of twenty married Mr. 

George B. Fairfidd, a merehant of New 
York City, they in a few years there- 
after establishing their home at Hud- 
son, N. Y. After her husband's death, 
her son having engaged in business in 
New Orleans, she returned to Danbury. 
Her labors in association with her sec- 
ond husband, Mr. Frank Alden HUl, 
who had travelled extensively and was 
a person of literary tastes, created in 
her a life- long passion for "seareh- 
work." After the death of Mr. Hill at 
their home on Hampton Beach, N. H^ 
she made her last protracted visit in 
Danbury for the purpose of completmg 
the "History of Danbury," by Mr. 
James M. Bailey, an object which she 
successfully accomj^ished. 

Her contributions to the local press 
were frequent, including verse of a ddi- 
cate and melodious quality, betraying 
the musical temperament displayed even 
in her earliest years. 

Of a most attractive personality, un- 
usual warmth of heart, lavished as well 
upon animals as her fellow-men, and 
Intellectual gifts of no ordinary grade, 
Mrs. Hill has left to all who knew her 
the memory of a noble woman and uni- 
versal friend. 

By Frederic WiUard Parke, Eeq. 

Errata— The historian of Wrexham, Wales, Mr. Alfred Neobard Palmer, has kindly 
pointed out to me several errors which are, of course, my fault, as several proofs of 
the Yale article printed in the Register of January, 1899, page 83, were sent me for 
correction : 1. His name, Alfred Neobard (not Neobold). 2. For " Werbarges," read 
" Werburghs." 3. For " Seder," read ♦• Sodor." 4. Traditional wonders of Wales 
are •• Seven'* not «* Four. 6. For ♦♦ Plas y' Yale," read " Plas y** Yale," or lal as it is 
spelt in Welch. 6. All the evidence at present available goes to show that Plas 
Grono was not purchased by Elihu Yale, but bequeathed to him by his brother 
Thomas, to whom it had come from his elder brother, David Yale. 7. Dr. George 
Lloyd Brass. For •• recorded in Chester," read *' revered in Chester." 8. Dr. John 
Lloyd's Brass. For " Carabribriton," recuL ** Cambrobriton." 9. For ** neice Elizabeth," 
recul '* ffrand- daughter Elizabeth.*' Charles Hervet Townshexd. 

Volume 53, page 159, lines 29 and 30, read: In the branch of statutory law, the 
Chief Justice had rare qualifications as a Judge. His knowledge of that department 
of jurisprudence has not been excelled in the history of this country. 

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By William R. Cutteb, Esq., of Wobum. 

The Hon. John Cummings, in the words of the late Gen. Francis 
A. Walker, ^'one of the most useful citizens of his native Common- 
wealth,'' was bom in Wobum, October 19, 1812, and died on the 
estate on which he was bom December 21, 1898, at the advanced 
age of eighty-six years, having till within a few years of his death 
been in the exercise of his remarkable bodily and mental activity, 
and his courageous and energetic acceptance of responsibility in 
wbatever connection it came to him. 

Mr. Cummings was largely self-taught, but possessed naturally 
a strong will and powerful intellectual grasp, added to a large 
amount of good solid common-sense, which with his remarkable 
disinterestedness in public life, his generosity, his severe integrity, 
and his kindliness in personal intercourse, made him a power on any 
board of officers with which he was associated. To say what he 
had been to the people of his native town in his prime, and what he 
had been to that town in its corporate capacity, would be to say, and 
that without extravagance, that for the amount and variety of his 
personal service, he stood head and shoulders above all others. 
Having no children of his own, he educated freely many of those of 
others. Friendly to science and useful art, he helped financially 
many a struggling enterprise and poor student or professor, and this 
in no niggardly way, but with an open-handed generosity which left 
nothing of regret for insufficiency of service. To recite the many 
enterprises with which he was connected would be a far greater task 

VOL. LIII. 18 

274 Hon. John Cummings. [Jolj* 

than the limits of this article will allow. He built manufactories ; 
he hired much help on his large farm and in them. He was a 
comrade of his workingmen, and on the public celebration of the 
anniversary of his eighty-fifth birthday, at the close of the gathering, 
sat down with his wife with them at table, or vnith those left of the 
large number he had once employed. From his workmen also ware 
selected the bearers at his ftmeral. Tenderly and feelingly these 
humble workmen bore his body to the grave. He did much for the 
elevation and education of his common men, and in the days when 
such schools were not publicly kept he opened an evening school 
for their benefit at his expense. It is said that at one time " Cum- 
mingsville " was a name better known in some parts of Ireland than 
the name Massachusetts. His business was largely in the line of 
leather, and there were associated with him at different periods men 
whose names are well-known as leaders in this branch of industry. 
In addition to farming and leather, he became interested in banks, 
and for thirty years was president of the Shawmut National Bank 
of Boston. As an ofiScer of the banks, national and savings, of his 
native town, he performed long and faithful and very efficient ser- 
vice. As a town officer, a member of the legislature, a trustee of 
the public library, of Warren Academy, and as one of the school 
committee, he also performed signal and distinguished service. His 
public donations were noteworthy and valuable. It was his aim to 
build up, rather than destroy. He was the friend of education, and 
in his youth had an ambition to be a professor of science in a col- 
lege, but his father's urgent desire that he should enter with him 
into business changed this career. He was a member of the Cen- 
tennial Board of Finance, which redeemed from failure and con- 
ducted to a triumphant success the Philadelphia Exhibition of 187(5. 
lie was also one of the judges of the Exhibition. His relations 
were most intimate with the Boston Society of Natural History, and 
in the department of science which this institution fitly repnjsents 
he made acquirements, which, considering the occupation of his time 
by business cares and duties, were remarkable. To the Agricultural 
Colle^re at Amherst and the Massachusetts Institute of Technoloirv, 
he rendered inestimable services. Of the Institute of Technolog}' 
he was for seventeen years the treasurer and a member from its or- 
ganization of the executive committee of the corporation. In the 
words of the late lamented president of that institution. Gen. 

1899.] South Hampton Church Records. 275 

Francis A. Walker : To ]Mr. Cummings's ** courageous acceptance 
of responsibility and his strong financial support the friends of the 
school largely attribute its rescue irom pecuniary embarrassment and 
its subsequent remarkable development. By a vote of the cor- 
poration in 1889, when he retired from the office of treasurer, ilr. 
Cummings's name was applied, in perpetuity, to the laboratories of 
mining engineering and metallurgy, in recognition of his services." 

He was a member of the board of directors of the New-England 
Historic Genealogical Society for eighteen years, from 1871 to 1889. 

The ancestors of Mr. Cummings living in Wobum were John,* 
Ebenezer,* David.* The last named was of Andover in 1756, 
when he purchased a lot of land in Wobum. Hon. John Cum- 
mings occupied land o>vned by these ancestors, all pursuing the same 
trade as himself. In 1770, David Cummings increased his possess- 
ions by the purchase from Abijah Smith of the farm which contained 
the old homestead of the Cummings family, and which was Hon. 
John Cummings's at the time of his death. 

His mother was Marcia Richardson, daughter of Jacob Richard- 
son of Wobum. Jacob was a soldier in the war of the Revolution, 
and a descendant of the numerous Richardson family of Wobum. 

Mr. Cummings was twice married. First, to Sarah, daughter of 
James and Mary Phillips of Swampscott, on February 9, 1837. 
She died February 9, 1877, aged 63 years, and on the fortieth 
anniversary of their marriage. Second, to Mary P. C. Hall, of 
Ipswich, August 25, 1881. She survives. As has already been 
said, Mr. Cummings had no children. 


Contributed bj Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., of SomerviUe, Mass. 

[Contioaed from page 168.] 


29 Apr. Jadith, daaghter of Daniel and Sarah French. 

6 May Jadith, daaghter of Dea. Nath' Merrill and Dorothy, his wife. 

20 May Ezekiel, son of Samuel Jr. and Mary French. 

20 May Ezekiel, son of Paul and Martha Morrill. 

276 South Hampton Church Records. [July, 

Samael, son of Moses and Elisabeth Straw."*^ 

Miriam, daughter of Samuel and Elisabeth Barnard. 

Philip, son of Philip and Ruth Currier. 

Timothy, son of Timothy and Sarah Huntington. 

Nancy, daughter of Sam^ and Hannah Morrill. 

Joseph and Mary, children of Abner and Lydia Morrill. 

William, son of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 

Joseph, son of William and Sarah Parsons. 

Jacob Eliot, adult — Dorothy Eliot, adult. 

John, son of Richard and Sarah Currier (d. 1823 — ag. 73). 

Eliphalet, son of Eliphalet and Colby. 

Winthrop, son of James and Mary Merrill, 
Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Dorothy Eliot. 


Anne, daughter of Richard and Ann Collens. 

Sarah, wife of Jonathan Iloit. 

Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Mary Tewksbury. 

Sarah, daughter of Eliphalet and Mary Merrill. 

Daniel, son of Er. and Judith Colby. 

Ezra, son of Joseph French, Jr. and Judith, his wife. 

Sarah, daughter of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 

Ann, daughter of Jacob and Elisabeth Fowler. 

Nicholas, son of Eliphalet and Colby. 

Levi, son of Timothy and Ruth Flanders. 
Molly, daughter of Micah and Elisabeth George. 
Hannah, daughter of Benj. and Ann Barnard. 
John, son of Nathan and Mary Dow. 
William, sou of Ephraim and Abigail Carter. 


5 Jan. Isiab, son of Jerimiah Flanders Jr. and wife Mary. 

19 Jan. Abner, sou of Riclitird and Marv Flanders. 
2 Feb. Jonathan, son of Philip and Ruth Currier. 

Feb. Tarzah, daughter of Reuben and Tarzah French. 

10 Mar. Philip, son of Oflim and Abigail French. 

C Apr. Ebenezer, son of Abel and Elisabeth French. 

13 A}>r. John, son of John and Sarah Iloit. 

13 Apr. Mary, dau<:liter of Challis and Mary Currier. 

13 Apr. Dorothy, daughter of Moses and P^lisabeth Straw.-^ 

20 Apr. Dorothy, daughter of Jacob and Dorothy Eliot. 
27 Apr. Betty, daughter of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 
27 Apr. Tamson, daughter of Prince and Sarah Flanders. 

] 1 May Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah Flanders, Jr. and wife IVIary. 

11 May Ainu daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Jewell. 

13 Jul. Isreal, son of Jonathan and Sarah Hart (Shephard). 

20 Jul. Abraham, son of Abraham and Sarah True. 

21 Aug. Ephriam, son of Joseph and Judith French. 
Oct. Richard, son of Richard and Sarah Currier. 

19 Oct. Rebecca, daughter of Challis and Sarah Dow. 
9 Nov. James, son of Paul and Martha Morrill. 

14 Dec. Rhodia, daughter of Samuel and Elisabeth Barnard. 

20 May 

20 May 

3 Jun. 



8 Jul. 

29 Jul. 

5 Aug. 

2 Sep. 
16 Sep. 
23 Sep. 

7 Oct. 















9 Jun. 















1899.] South Hampton Church Records. 217 


Wm. Cooper, adult, A.M. 

Nath^ £lis% and Hannah, children of Nath^ and Elis* Morrill. 
Ebeuezer, son of William and Sarah Parsons. 
Benjamin, sou of Tho" Eliot and Susannah Colhy. 
Henry, son of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 
Nathan, son of Benj. and Abigail Brown. 
Dorothy and Anne, children of Jon. Currier, adult persons. 
Richard, son of Richard and Ann Col lens. 
Nathaniel, son of Eliphalet aud Mary Merrill. 
William, son of Timothy and Sarah Huntington. 
Jonathan Currier, Jr., adult. 

Sarah, daughter of Jonathan, Jr., and Sarah Currier. 
Ann, daughter of Timothy and Betty Flanders. 
19 Sep. ^ohn, son of Moses and Elisabeth Straw. 

Molly, daughter of Levi and Molly Merrill. 
Reubin, son of Reubin and Tarzah French. 
Jonathan, son of Jon and Sarah Hoit. 
Samuel, son of Moses and Abigail Worthen. 
Sarah, daughter of Humphry and Hannah Clough. 
Mary, daughter of Samuel French, Jr. and wife Mary. 
Ephraim, son of Ephraim and Abigail Carter. 
Hannah, daughter of Daniel and Abigail Fitts. 
Betty Webster, daughter of Olando and Sarah Weed. 
Racbal, daughter of Er. and Judith Colby. 


Ruth, daughter of Nath^ and Elisabeth Morrill. 

Dorothy, daughter of Jou. Currier, Jr. and wife Sarah. 

Betty, daughter of Jacob and Elisabeth Fowler. 

Mary, daughter of Micah and Elisabeth George. 

Micah, son of Richard and Mary Flanders. 

Daniel, son of Offin and Abigail French. 

Rhoda, daughter of Challis and Mary Currier. 

Abigail, wife of Christopher Gould. 

Abigail, daughter of Christopher and Abigail Gould. 

Catharine, daughter of Jacob and l)orothy Eliot. 

Rachal Colby, adult. 

Lydia Currier, adult. 

Dorothy, daughter of Joseph, Jr. and Judith French. 

Hannah, daughter of Abel and Anna Brown. 

Macigah, son of Paul and Martha Morrill. 

Hannah, daughter of Aaron and Sarah French. 

Lydia, daughter of Philip and Ruth Currier. 

Levi, son of Eliphlet and Colby. 


Elisabeth, daughter of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 
Reuben, son of Richard and Anne Collens. 
Thomas, son of Tho* Eliot and Susannah Colby. 
Rhoda, daughter of David and Mary Ring. 
Judith, daughter of David and Judith Page. 
Thomas, son of Thomas and Mary Tewxbury. 

4 Jan. 

4 Jan. 





16 May 

23 May 

23 May 

6 Jun. 

6 Jun. 

6 Jun. 
























2 Jan. 







28 Aug. 

28 Aug. 

7 Oct. 









13 Nov. 











12 Feb. 



26 Feb. 

26 Mar. 

278 South Hampton Church Records. [Jolyt 

Jacob, SOD of Prince and Sarah Flanders. 

Levi, son of Timothy and Betty Flanders. 

Benj., son of Ephriam and Abigail Carter. 

Mary, daughter of Timothy and Sarah HuntingtOD. 

Mahitable Norton, adult. 

Obadiah, son of Abel and Elisabeth French. 

Aaron, James, Martha, Ruth, and Anne, children of John and 

Anna Eastman. 
Molly Clark, adult 

John, son of John and Anna Eastman, adult. 
Richard, son of Daniel and Abigail Fitts. 
Sarah, daughter of Theophilus and Sarah Morrill. 
Anna, daughter of Levi and Mary Morrill. 
Ebenezer Eastman, adult. 
Levi, son of Hilton and Hannah Woodman. 
John, SOD of Er. and Judith Colby. 
Joanna, daughter of Ezekiel aud Sarah Morrill. 


Jemima, daughter of Joshua and Anna George. 
Thomas, son of Thomas and Anna Parsons. 
Ruth Maxfield, adult. 
Christopher and Abigail Gould. 
Abigail, daughter of Ezekiel and Martha Straw. 
Joseph, son of Joseph French Jr. and wife Judith. 
Miriam, daughter of Micah and Elisabeth Greorge. 
Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah Hart. 
Sarah, daughter of Ezekiel and Sarah Morrill. 
Ester, daughter of David and Sarah Ring. 
Hannah, daughter of Offiu and Abigail FreDch. 
Mary, Levi, Judith, HauDah, children of James aDd Hannah 


Nathan, son of Abel and Anne BrowD. 

Susannah, daughter of Tho* Eliot and SusanDah Colby. 

Molly, daughter of Eliphlet and Mary Colby. 

Challis, son of Challis and Mary Currier. 

IVIolly, daughter of Benjirain aud Anne Barnard. 

Enos, son of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill. 

Ruth, daughter of James and Hannah Hedlock. 

Alice, daughter of Richard and Ann Collens. 

Hibbert, son of Nath^ aud Elisabeth Morrill. 

Sarah, daughter of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 

Sarah, daughter of Christopher and Abigail Gould. 

Jacob, sou of Miriam Flanders, wife of Zebulan Flandere. 

Dorothy, daughter of Levi and Mary Morrill. 

Jeremiah, son of Hilton and Hannah Woodman. 

Stephen, son of Thomas and Anne Parsons. 

Levi, son of Abel and Elisabeth French. 
Nathaniel, son of Richard and Joanna Merrill. 

9 Apr. 
2 Jul. 

16 Jul. 

6 Aug. 
6 Aug. 
13 Aug. 
3 Sep. 

10 Sep. 
24 Sep. 

1 1 Oct. 

1 Oct. 

5 Nov. 

12 Nov. 

3 Dec. 

3 Dec. 

3 Dec. 

28 Jan. 

18 Feb. 

4 Mar. 

22 Apr. 
22 Apr. 
29 Apr. 

5 Aug. 
26 Aug. 

7 Oct. 

14 Oct. 

21 Oct. 

21 Oct. 

6 Jan. 


20 Mar. 

20 Apr. 
20 Apr. 
15 Jun. 

6 Jul. 

20 Jul. 

3 Aug. 

3 Aug. 

24 Aug. 

18 Sep. 

5 Oct. 

SO Nov. 

30 Nov. 


12 Apr. 

1899.] South Hampton Church Records. 279 

3 May Sarah, daughter of David and Mary Ring. 

10 May Micajah and SusaDoah, children of Micajah and Susannah 


12 Jul. Offin, son of Offin and Abigail French. 

1 9 Jul. Hannah, daughter of Abel and Hannah Morrill. 

19 Jul. Sarah, daughter of Prime and Sarah Flanders. 

16 Aug. Reuben, son of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 

6 Sep. Jonathan, son of James and Mary French. 

25 Oct. Abigail, daughter of Nathaniel and Susannah Eastman. 

8 Nov. Judith, daughter of Joseph and Judith French. 

20 Dec Sarah, daughter of Parker Flanders. 


21 Feb. Sarah, daughter of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 

3 Apr. Samuel, son of Offin and Abigail French. 

17 Apr. Moses, son of James and Mary French. 
30 l^Iay. Ichabod, son of £r. and Judith Colby. 

5 Jun. Mary Emons, adult 

5 Jun. Elisabeth, daughter of James and Hannah Hedlock. 

19 Jun. Nathaniel, son of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 

19 Jun. Molly, daughter of Abel and Anne Brown. 

20 Jun. Martha, daughter of Joseph and Whittier. 

20 Jun. Abigail, daughter of Jonathan and Rachel Morrill. 

4 Jul. Sarah, daughter of Nathan and Bliriam Currier. 
17 Jul. Jonathan, son of Challis and Mary Currier. 

17 Jul. Molly, daughter of Ezekiel and Sarah Morrill. 

7 Aug. Nicolus Colby, son of James and Mary Bus well. 

22 Aug. Lucy, daughter of James and Graves. 

28 Aug. Joseph, son of Christopher and Abigail Grould. 

28 Aug. Comfort, daughter of Mary and David Ring. 

29 Aug. Parker, son of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill. 

25 Sep. Ruth, daughter of Micajah and Susannah Morrill. 

25 Sep. Anna, daughter of Jon* and Rachall Morrill. 

9 OcL Ezekiel, son of Ephriam and Abigail Carter. 
16 Oct. Molly, daughter of James and Sarah Graves. 
16 Oct. Molly, daughter of Enoch and Mary Page. 

23 Oct. Thomas, son of Jeremiah and Mary Flanders. 


5 Feb. Samuel Jones, adult 

5 Feb. Moses, Miriam, and Jonathan, children of Samuel and Hannah 

1 2 Feb. David, son of Abel and Elisabeth French. 

20 Feb. Molly, daughter of Joseph and Whittier. 

4 Mar. Moses Jones, adult 

4 Mar. Richard, son of Moses and Mary Jones. 

1 1 Mar. Timothy Pike, son of John and Susannah Pillsbury. 
15 Sep. Joanna, daughter of Henry and Lydia French. 

1 3 Oct. Sarah, daughter of Jonathan and Susannah Fitts. 

14 Oct Mary and Elisabeth, daughters of Jon. and Susannah Fitts. 
14 Oct Judith, daughter of Er. and Judith Colby. 

28 Oct Molly, daughter of James and Mary French. 

4 Nov. Mahitable, daughter of Moses and Mary Jones. 

18 Nov. Enoch, son of Enoch and Mary Page. 

280 South Hampton Church Records. [Jnly, 


Micah, daughter of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 

Joseph and Caleb, sons of Joseph and Sarah Jooes. 

Abraham, son of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 

Lydia, daughter of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill (Lydia m. Moses 

Rhoda, daughter of James and Hannah Hedlock. 

Timothy, son of Nathaniel and Elisabeth Morrill. 

Samuel, son of Samuel and Hannah Jones. 

Reuben, son of Henry and Lydia French. 

Philip, son of Ezekiel and Sarah Morrill. 

Samuel, son of Levi and Hannah French. 

Hannah, daughter of Ouesiphores and Abigail Page, b. on ac- 
count of the child's Grandfather, Daniel Page. 


Isaac, son of Moses and Mary Jones. 

Jacob, son of Thomas and Mary Tewksbury. 

Beujemin, son of James and Mary French. 

Oilman, sou of Phillips and Ruth White. 

Israil, son of Christopher and Abigail Gould. 

Susannah, daughter of John and Susannah Pillsbury. 

James, son of James and Hannah Hedlock. 

Susannah, the wife of Macijah Morrill. 

Susannah, the daughter of Ezekiel Merrill. 

Hannah, daughter of John and Miriam Harris. 

John, son of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill. 

Mary, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Flanders. 

Elisabeth, daughter of Abel and Elisabeth French. 

Moses, sou of Moses and Mary Jones. 

Enoch, son of Offiu & Abigail French. 

Nathaniel Rowell, adult. 

Abel, son of Nathaniel and Judith Rowell. 

Nathaniel, sou of Nath^ and Sarah Noyes. 

10 Jan. Timothy, sou of Samuel and Hanpah Jones. 


Moses, son of Nath^ and Sarah Noves. 

Sarah, daughter of Nicholas and Sarah Currier. 

John, son of Enoch and Mary Page. 

James, son of John and Abigail Tappeu. 

Thomas, son of Phillips and Ruth White. 

Abigail, daughter of widow Abi«;ail French. 

Betty, daughter of Nath* Rowell and his wife Judith. 


Nathaniel, son of Jeremiah and Mary Flanders. 
Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Jones. 
Samuel Gould, son of Abel and Elis* French. 
John, son of John and Abigail Tappen. 
Seth, son of Seth and Sarah Clark. 
Ezekiel, sou of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 

31 Mar. 

7 Apr. 

28 Apr. 

2 Jun. 

30 Jun. 

3 Sep. 
6 Oct. 

10 Nov. 

17 Nov. 

8 Dec. 

29 Dec. 

9 Mar. 

29 Mar. 

5 Apr. 
17 Apr. 
22 Apr. 
27 May. 
21 Jun. 

5 Jul. 

7 Jul. 

7 Jul. 

23 Aug. 
4 Sep. 
20 Sep. 
11 Oct. 

19 Oct. 

8 Nov. 

8 Nov. 

30 Nov. 

13 Mar. 

13 Mar. 

27 May. 

20 Jun. 

2 Oct. 

1 6 Oct. 

30 Oct. 

2 Apr. 

23 Jul. 

19 Aug. 

15 Oct. 

29 Oct. 

29 Oct. 

1899.] South Hampton Church Records. 281 


William, son of Nicholas and Sarah Currier. 
Nathan, son of James and Hannah Hedlock. 
Lydia, daughter of Phillips and Rath White. 
Elihuth, daughter of Elihu and Hannah French. 
Sarah, daughter of Enoch and Mary Page. 
Samuel, son of Prince and Sarah Flanders. 
Samuel, son of Jacob and Hannah Barnard. 
Mary, daughter of widow Mary Morrill. 
Hannah, daughter of £r. and Judith Colby. 


Parker, son of Nath^ and Sarah Noyes. 

Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 

Martha, daughter of Nath^ and Judith Rowell. 

Alice, daughter of Isiah and Lydia Dole. 

Sarah, daughter of James and Hannah Hedlock. 

Joseph, sou of Thomas and Sarah Tewxbury (Sarah Collins). 

William, son of Levi and Hannah French. 


Jonathan, son of John and Abigail Tappen. 
Judith, daughter of Abel and Elisabeth French. 
Dorothy, daughter of Nicholas and Dorothy Currier. 
Daniel, son of Elihu and Hannah French. 
Nathaniel, son of James and Mary French. 
Richard, son of Phillip and Ruth White. 
Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Jones. 


Betty, daughter of Enoch and Mary Page. 
Genia, daughter of Isiah and Lydia Dole. 
Seth, son of Seth and Sarah Clark. 
Asa, son of Asa and Judith Sargent. 
Joseph, son of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 
Nathan, son of William and Miriam French. 
Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Tuxbury. 
Hannah, daughter of Benjimen Tuxbury. 


Moses, son of Nath^ and Judith Rowell. 
Richard, son of Abel and Elisabeth French. 
Sarah, daughter of John and Abigail Tappen. 
Dorothy, daughter of Nicholas and Dorothy Currier. 
Samuel, son of Elihu and Hannah French. 
Sarah, daughter of True worth and Sarah Perkins. 
Mary, daughter of Robert and Ruth Lang. 
Emma, daughter of Isaiah and Judith Dole. 


Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Hannah Barnard. 
Stephen, son of Joseph and Sarah Jones. 
Jonathan, son of Truworth and Sarah Perkins. 

14 Jan. 

15 Apr. 
1 Jul. 

7 0cL 

28 Oct 

4 Nov. 

4 Nov. 


9 Dec. 

11 Apr. 

12 May. 
7 Jul. 

18 Aug. 
15 Sep. 

15 Dec 

26 Apr. 
10 May. 
10 May. 
14 Jun. 

12 Jul. 

26 Jul. 

11 Oct 

10 Jan. 

10 Jan. 

14 Feb. 

28 Feb. 

14 Mar. 

4 Jul. 

24 Oct 

7 Nov. 

13 Mar. 

1 May. 

8 May. 
29 May. 

9 Jun. 

9 Jun. 

24 Jul. 

9 Oct 

8 Feb. 

19 Mar. 

26 Mar. 

SM South. Hamploi 

S8 Apr. Benjmin, bod of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 

86 Jon. Sarah, daughter of William and Hannah Gould. 

6 JnL Betty, daughter of Micajah and Mary Morrill. 

6 Jul. Molly, daughter of Micajah and Alary Mori'ill. 

10 Uir. Peter, son of Thomas and Sarah Tuxbary. 

10 Har. Sarah, daughter of Elihu and Hannah French. 

21 A'gx, Kmma, daughter of Levi and Elisabeth Hedlock. 
80 Jnn. Joanna, daughter of Nath' and Judith Rowell. 
88 Jo]. Nath', son of Jolin and Abigail Tappen. 

11 Aug. Elipbalet, son of True and Sarah Perkins. I 

22 Ang. Sarah, daughter of tsiah and Lydia Dole. i 

8 Not. Rueben, son of Bariiard and Anne Flandera (Anne Currier). < 
24 Hot. Parker, son of Nath' and Sarah Noyes. 

1 Jon. Skrab, dmrttor of Lsri nnd Elinbetli Hedlock. 

15 Jnn. Jonatfara (Tbii wu Bwnard Jaw«K'> pventi), Jaooh, Snrah, 

chadnn of Widow BmImI JotsH (Bw^idI Oialia). 
27 Jul. Bebeoca, danghter of Bobert and Bath Laog. 
fi Oct Eliphalet, ion of Joaephand AiuiaJUerri]]. 

16 Oct Anna, dang^ler of Winiam and Hannah Goold. 


19 Apr. Uooea, ion of l^HMoat and SanOi tuwAxay, 

11 Feb. Joilraa, ion of Nathaniel and Santh Vojm. 

22 Feb. True, ion of Tmo and Suah Perkini. 

9 Jul. Lydia, danghtor of Nath' and Judith Bowell. 
9 Jul. Hannah, daughter of Barnard Flanderi. 

9 JdI. Hannah, daughter of William and Hannah Gonld. 
S3 Jan. Anne, daughter of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 

23 Jnl. Betty, daughter of Isaiah and Lydia Dole. 
15 Oct Paul, son of Nath' and Sarah Noyes. 


15 Apr. Abigail, daughter of John and Abigail Tappen. 

I Sep. Elisabeth, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Tewibni?. 
29 Sep. Nathan, son of Levi and Elisabeth Hedlock. 

16 Aug. Timothy, Samnel, Abigail, and Joseph, children of Mary Horrfll' 
1 6 Aug. Molly, daughter of Joseph and Aoue Merrill. 


20 Jan. Hannah, daughter of John and Abigail Tappen. 

9 Jan. EnoB, son of Joeeph and Anna Merrill. 
9 Hay. Molly and John, children of Lydia Brown. 

1899.] Early OenercUions of the BretasUr Family. 283 

29 May. BenjenuQ, son of Mary and Ebenezer Morrill. 
10 Sep. Levi, Jane, and £no8y children of Mary Flanders. 


8 Jan. Nicolas, son of Samuel and Lydia Brown. 
10 Sep. John and James, sons of W" and Hannah Gould. 
1 7 Sep. Ware, son of John and Abigail Tappen. 


4 Jan. Moses, son of Thomas and Sarah Tewxbnry. 

10 Jun. Ephriam, son of Ephriam and Lydia Fitts. 

24 Jun. Betty Brown, daughter of Samuel and Molly Balch. 

21 Jun. Daniel and Nabby, son and daughter of Daniel and Sarah Page. 


27 Jul. William, son of William and Hannah Grould. 
19 Oct. Ebenezer, son of Mary and Ebenezer Morrill. 
19 Oct. Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Anne Merrill. 

[To be oontinaed.] 



Compiled by Lucr Hall G&bbnlaw, of Cambridge, Haas. 

[Continiied fh>m pafe 114.] 

4. Benjamin* Brewster (Jonathan,* William^) married "Ann Darte 
the last Daje of febeare: 1659-1660."* She may have been the 
widow of Ambrose Dart of Boston who married " Anne Adis daugh- 
ter of William Addis of Cape Ann 24th — 4th month," 1 653. The 
last known record of Ambrose and Ann (Addis) Dart is the birth 
of a son, William, in Boston, 1st January, 1654-5.t Her father, 
William Addis, was a resident of New London at the time of Ben- 
jamin Brewster's marriage. 

Benjamin Brewster settled upon the homestead of his father at 
Brewster's Neck, which he acquired from his father and brother-in- 
law, John Pickett This farm was originally in the town of New 
London, but by the alteration of boundaries and the formation of new 
towns was afterwards successively included in the towns of Norwich, 
Preston, Groton and Ledyard. He was a man of prominence, 
serving as Deputy to the General Court of the Colony of Con- 
necticut, 1668, '89, '90, '92, '93, '94, '95, '96, '97, Lieutenant of the 
New London Troop, 1673, and Captain of the military company of 
Norwich, 1693. The Brewster Book, which undoubtedly had been 
in his custody from the death of his father to his own decease, 

• Bretester Book. 

f Boston Record CommtMHonert* Report^ iz.. 43, 46. 

t Kew London Deeda, iiL, 70» and Canlkin a hiatoriea of New London and Norwich. 

284 Early Generations of the Brewster Family. [3v\jf 

contains the following records, which were probably made by his 
son, Daniel, who, it is supposed, succeeded lum as custodian of the 

**Ann Brewster the wif of BcDlemen Brewster Departed this Lif 
may the : 9 : 1709* 
Beniemen Brewster Departed this Lif In September the : 14 : 1710 " 

Childrent (dates are from the Brewster Book unless otherwise 
specified) : 

i. Mary,* b. Dec. 10, 1660; m. Nov. 28, 1678, Samuel Fitch, son of 
Rev. James and Abigail (Whitfield) Fitch. Children, recorded 
in the Brewster Book : 

1. Mary^ Fitch, b. Mar. 10, 1679-80. 

2. Samuel Fitch, b. Oct. 6, 1681. 

3. Hezekiah Fitch, b. Jan. 7, 1682. 

4. Elizabeth Fitch, b. Feb. 15, 1684. 
6. Abigail Fitch, b. Feb., 1686. 

6. Samuel Fitch, b. Nov. 28, 1688. 

7. Benjamin Fitch, b. Mar. 29, 1691. 

8. John Fitch, b. May 17, 1693. 

9. Jabez Fitch, b. Ju[record torn] 3, 1695. 
10. Pelatiah Fitch, b. Feb. 18, 1698. 

ii. Ann, b. Sept. 29, 1662; m. Matthew Coy of Preston. ChildreD, 
recorded in the Brewster Book : 

1. Daniel^ Coy, b. June 15, 1685. 

2. Jonathan Coy, b. May 6, 1687. 

3. Buth Coy, b. Oct. 7, 1689. 

7. iii. Jonathan, b. *' Nouember the Last 1664." 

8. iv. Daniel, b. March 1, 1666-7. 

9. V. William, b. March 22, 1669. 

vl. Ruth, b. Sept. 16, 1671 ; d. Aug. 22, 1734 (Norwich Town Re- 
cords) ; m. June 15, 1692, Thomas Adgate, Jr., b. March, 1669 
(Norwich Town Records). Children, recorded at Norwich: 

1. Buth^ Adgate, b. March 27, 1693. 

2. Mary Adgate, b. Aug. 27, 1694. 

3. Bebecca Adgate, b. March 10, 1696-7. 

4. Ilannah Adgate, b. Aug. 10, 1699. 

5. Thomas Adgate, b. Feb. 9, 1702-3. 

6. Matthew Adgate, b. July 21, 1706. 

7. Martha Adgate, b. Oct.*9, 1710. 

8. Lucy Adgate, b. Oct. 13, 1714; d. Jan. 9, 1717-18. 

10. vii. Benjamin, b. Dec. 25, 1673 (Nov. 28, on Norwich Town Records). 

• There are also in this book two entries of Ann's death in the handwriting of Jier 
husband, Benjamin Brewster, giving the same month and day, but the year &s 17(XJ. 
They have been crossed out with a i)en. On her gravestone the year is 1<09. 

t The marriages of Mary, Ann and Elizal>eth IJrewster, and the births of their chil- 
dren, are not found upon the public records. The Brewster Book supplies data con- 
cerning these families not elsewhere recorded. The following abstracts prove the 
veracity of the Brewster Book in the case of the Coy marriage, and give additional 
evidence in that of the Fitch marriage : 

Matthew Coye of Preston for 30s. paid by Capt. Daniel Brewster of Preston acquits 
my right to a parcel of common land, ** It being ye seventh part of sixty acres of 
Comon Land ori«'onally belonging to my hono^ ttather Cap^ Benjamin Brewster now 
decease ♦ » • In Testimony whereof y" s^ mathcw Cove & Ann his Wife have here- 
unto set their hands & seals." Dated June 11, 1718. (N'orwich Deeds, 3A, 238.) 

Samuel Fitch of Norwich conveys to my son Pelatiah Fitch of Norwich one hun- 
dred acres, '* With nine acres of Capt. Benjamin Brewsters rii'ht in y« Comons iu s* 
Norwich to be taken up according to grant." Dated Jan. 29, 1719-20. (Norwich 
Deeds, 3A, 347.) 

Jonathan Brewster, the eldest son of Benjamin, had received his share of his father's 
estate in 1G99, hence there remained seven heirs to said estate, of whom Ann Cov w%s 
one. It is thought that the same sixty acres of common laud is referred to in the 
Fitch deed as was mentioned in the Coy deed, in which case Man* Fitch's share, one 
seventh part, would approximato nine acres, the amount of the iJrewster land con- 
veyed by her husband. 

1899.] Early Generations of the Brewster Family. 285 

viii. Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1676 ; d. March 9, 1744 ; m. Jaly 4, 1706, 
Daniel Meeks, who died April 13, 1733. Child, recorded in the 
Brewster Book : 
1. Jonathan^ Meeks, b. April 18, 1707. 

5. William' Brewster (Zot'f,^ William^) was called " my second sonn " 

in the will of his father. He married, January 2, 1672, Lydia 
Partridge, daughter of George and Sarah (Tracy) Partridge, who 
died Febniary 2, 1742-3. William was made freemen in 1689. 
He lived at Duxbury, where he was deacon of the church for many 
years. His gravestone, standing in the old cemetery at South Dux- 
bun-, tells us that he died November 3, 1723, "Aged Near 78 

Children :* 

i. Sarah,* b. April 25, 1674. 

11. ii. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 8, 1676. 
iii. Lydia, b. Feb. 11, 1680. 

12. Iv. William, b. May 4, 1683. 

V. Mercy, b. Dec. 7, 1685 ; m. Oct. 8, 1706, Edward Arnold. (For 
children, see Winsor's Hist, of Duxbury, 221.) 

13. vi. Benjamin, b. July 7, 1688. 

14. vii. Joseph, b. March 17, 1693-4. 

15. viii. Joshua. 

6. Wrestling* Brewster {Love,^ William}) was styled "my youngest 

sonn " in his father's will. He settled at Duxbury, where he carried 
on his trade as a carpenter and where he die<l January 1, 1696-7. 
His wife was named Mary, but her maiden name has not vet been 
ascertained. After the death of Wrestling, she married. May 23, 
1700, John Partridge of Duxbury, who died April 5, 1731. She 
then removed to Kingston, where most of her children had settled, 
and died there "Nov^' y« 12"> 1742 Aged 80 year 11 m^ & 27 
days " (gravestone). 
Cliildren : 

1. Mary,* b. Feb. 10, 1678-9 ;t d. April 17, 1761, aged 82 y. (grave- 
stone) ; m. as his second wife, Joseph Holmes of Kingston, son 
of Rev. John and Mary (Wood) Holmes, b. July 9, 1665 ; d. June 
26, 1733, aged 68 y. 23 d. (gravestone). (For children, see the 
Giles Memorial, 188.) 

ii. Sarah, m. at Duxbury, March 4, 1705-6, Caleb Stetson, son of 
Thomas and Sarah (Dodson) Stetson, b. March, 1682. Children, 
recorded at Plymouth : 

1. Abisha* Stetson, b. Feb. 22. 1706. 

2. Elizabeth Stetson, b. Oct. 14, 1709. 

3. Barzilla Stetson, b. Dec. 17, 1711. 

4. Joshua Stetson, b. April 21, 1714. 
6. Jerusha Stetson, b. June 30, 1716. 

6. John Stetson, b. Dec. 18, 1718. 

7. Jedidiah Stetson, b. Sept. 12, 1721. 

iii. Abigail, d. May 6, 1761, aged 78 y. 1 m. 16 d. (gravestone ; perhaps 
7 m., as the top of the figure has apparently been broken) ; m. at 
Duxbury, Oct. 28, 1707, EUsha Stetson, brother of Caleb above, 
who died Feb. 11, 1756, aged 69 y. 11 m. 13 d. (gravestone). 

• There is no will or settlement of the estate of William Brewster, and, excepting 
Mercy, it is not known whether or not the daughters died unmarried. Deeds show 
thst Joshua belongs to this family, though there is no record of his birth. A Mary 
Brewster m.'Julv 29, 1731, William Kempton, both of Plymouth. She may have been 
a daughter of William. She cannot be placed elsewhere. 

t This date is from the Giles Memorial. 

286 Early Oenerations of the Brewster Family. [Jrfy, 

Children, 1-4 recorded at Flymooth : 

1. Sarah^ Stetson, b. Aag. 28, 1708. 

2. Egloth Stetson, b. Oct. 7, 1710. 
8. Zeresh Stetson, b. Nov. 29, 1712. 

4. Hopestill Stetson, b. May 21, 1715. 

5. Elisha Stetson, b. 1718. 

16. iv. Jonathan. 

y. Hannah, d. Jan. 8, 1763, aged 74} yrs. ; m. Benjamin Alden, son 
of David and Mary (Soath worth) Alden. (For children, see 
Winsor's Hist, of Duxbury, p. 216.) 
yi. Elizabeth, d. Dec. 5, 1741, in her 51st year (gravestone) ; m. Eph- 
raim Bradford,* son of William and Mary (Holmes nie Wood, 
see above) Bradford. (For children, see Rbqisteb, iy. 49.) 

17. vii. Wrestling, b. Aug. 4, 1695. 

18. vUi. John. 

7. Jonathan* Brewster (Benjamin,* Jonathctn,* WtUiam^) married, 
December 18, 1690, Judith Stevens of Norwich. The Brewster 
Book, in recording this marriage, adds : " shee being then 20 yerea 
of age wanting 7 dayes." She was probably the daughter of James 
and Sarah (Smith) Stevens of Hingham, and was baptized at the 
latter place, December 22, 1670. Jonathan settled upon the home- 
stead of his father, who, in 1699, deeded to him 810 acres with 
'^my dwelling house and other buildings," as his portion of the 
father's estate. This was done with the understanding that Benjamin 
and his wife should be cared for in their old age. They both, how- 
ever, survived their son, for Jonathan " Departed this Life Nouem- 
ber the 20"* : 1704 : Aged : 40. yeares and : 20 Days."t His widow 
Judith married, second, October, 1706, Christopher Huntington of 
Norwich. (See Memoir of the HuntinfftoH Family, 70-1.) 
Cliildren, recorded at Norwich : 

i. LucRETiA,* b. Nov. 3, 1691 ; d. unm. between Feb. 8, 172^-4, and 

May 19. 1726. 
il. Jonathan, b. April 2, 1694; d. abt. 1763; m. first, Feb. 25, 1718-19, 

Ruth Morgan ; second, April 29, 1736, Lucy Andrus. Children of 

first >vifc : 

♦ The marriage of Ephniim Bradford and Elizabeth Bartlctt is given upon Plymouth 
Town Records as occurrinj^ February 13, 1709-10, but no Elizabeth Bartlett has been 
found who could have married at this date. It is thought bv the writer that this entry 
is a mistake on the part of the clerk in recording, and should read Elizabeth Brewster. 
The following abstract shows that as early as January, 1713, Ephraim Bradford's wife 
was Elizabeth Brewster : 

Joseph Ilolins of Plymouth and Mary his wife, Caleb Stetson and Sarah his wife, 
Abigail Brcw>tcr, Haiinah Brewster and Elizabeth Bretcater, all of Du.xbury, sons in 
law and daughters of Wrestling Brewster, late of Duxburj', make over to ourbrethem, 
Jonathan Brewster, Wrestling Brewster and John Brewster, lands of our father. 
Deed dated Oct. 3, 1707. (Signed) Joseph Holms, Mary Holms, Caleb Stetson, Sarah 
Stetson, Abigail Brewster, Hannah Brewster, Ephraim Bradford, Elizabeth Bradford. 
Plymouth, Jan. 15, 1713. The within named Joseph Holms'and Mary his wife, Caleb 
Stetson and Sarah his wife, Abij;:ail Brewster, now the wife of Elisha Stetson, Ephraim 
Bradford and Elizabeth his wife, and Hannah Brewster, now the wife of Benjamin 
Alden, all sons in law and daughters to the within named Wrestling Brewster de- 
ceased, personally appeared etc. (Plymouth Co. Deeds, x., 244). 

It will be noticed that in the body'of this deed, Elizabeth is called Elizabeth Brew- 
ster, but she signs as Elizabeth Bradford with her husband. If we assume that her 
marriage to Ephraim Bradford took place February 13, 1709-10, it will be seen tb,it 
they must have signed the deed after that time, and this is probably the case, for 
Elizabeth was but alwut sixteen years of age in 1707, and, IxMUg a minor, could not 
have transferred property at that date. Additional evidence that Ephraim Bradford 
married Elizabeth Brewster mav be found in The Ancient Estate of Goctmcr HlUiam 
Bradford, by the late Dr. Thomas Bradford Drew. 

t Brewster Book. 

1899.] Early Generations of the Brewster Family. 287 

1. Jonathan,* b. Nov. 6, 1719. 

8. Benjamin, b. Dec. 13, 1721. 

3. Joanna, 

4. iSimon. 

Children of second wife : 
6. Sarahy b, Oct. 17, 1737. 

6. Andrew, b. Aug. 1, 1739. 

7. JudUh, b. May 31, 1744. 

5. Joshua, b. May 8, 1747. 

9. Hezekiah, b. Aug. 11, 1749. 

10. Lucy, b. Oct. 11, 1761. 

11. Mary, b. April 1, 1754. 

iii. Joseph, b. April 13, 1698; d. Oct. 15, 1770; m. March 17, 1723, 
Dorothy Witter. Children : 

1. Elijah,* b. Sept. 3, 1724. 

2. Joseph, b. Aug. 20, 1726. 

3. Xathan, b. Dec. 25, 1729. 

4. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 8, 1732. 

5. Jonathan, b. Sept. 13, 1735. 

6. Ezra, b. March 31, 1738. 

7. Jacob, b. Jan. 26, 1741. 

8. Stephen, b. March 4, 1744. 

9. Jabez, b. March 16, 1747. 

.V. Sakah, b. April 1, 1700; d. abt. 1735; m. Samuel Cutler of Wood- 
stock and Killingly, son of Samuel and Sarah (Satle) Cutler, b. 
June 12, 1694. (For children, see the Cutler Memorial, 329). 
V, Mary, b. May, 1703 ; m. Nov. 2. 1723, Caleb Hammond of Norwich, 
Lebanon and Windham. Children, 1-5 recorded at Norwich, 6-9 
at Windham ; the order of Mary (5) is doubtful. 

1. Caleb* Hammond, b. May 29, 1726. 

2. Mehitable Hammond, b. May 4, 1730. 

3. Buth Hammond, b. June 25, 1732. 

4. Jabez Hammond, b. March 12, 1733-4; d. April 14, 1734. 

5. Mary Hammond, b. July 4, 17[record torn] ; d. Dec. 15, 1745. 

6. Judith Hammond, b. Jnly 1, 1735. 

7. James Hammond, b. July 11, 1737. 

8. Moses Hammond, b. May 15, 1739. 

9. Sarah Hammond, b. Aug. 21, 1740. 

8, Daniel* Brewster (Benjamin* Jonathan,^ Wtlliani}), married first, 
December 23, 1686, Hannah, daughter of John Gager of Norwich, 
who was bom February, 1666, and died September 25, 1727 ; 
married second, December 19, 1727, Dorothy Witter, probably 
widow of Ebenezer Witter and daughter of Lieut. Joseph and 
Dorothy (Parke) Morgan, all of Preston, who died March 9, 1759. 
Daniel was Representative to the General Court of Connecticut, 
1704-'19, '21-^23, and '25-'31, inclusive. He became Lieutenant 
of the military company at Preston, 1704, and Captain in 1716, 
and was also Deacon of the 1st Church of Preston. He died May 
7, 1735. 
Children, recorded at Preston : 

i. DA^^EL,• b. at Norwich, Oct. 11, 1687; d. June 14, 1756; m. Aug. 
8, 1710, Elizabeth, dan. of Joseph Freeman, who d. June 2, 1757. 
They had no children. By his will, dated May 28, 1753, Daniel 
Brewster left his real estate to his nephew, Nathan Freeman, 
who had lived with him in his old age. " March : y* : 28 : Day 
in the year 175 [torn] Then Nathan Freeman moued to M^ 
Daniel Brewsters to Liue With Him.''* 

• Brewster Book, 

288 Early Oenerations of the Brewster Family. [ July* 

ii. Hannah, b. at Preston, Dec. 2, 1690; m. Dec. 2, 1708, Joseph 
Freeman, brother of Elizabeth above, who died May 12, 1788. 
Children, recorded at Preston : 

1. Joseph* Freeman, b. March 4, 1709-10. 

2. Daniel Freeman, b. April 1, 1712; d. April 28, 1783. 

3. Hannah Freeman, b. Feb. 24, 1713-U (Feb. 23*). 

4. Caleb Freeman, b. Feb. 27, 1715-16 (1716-17*). 

6. Phinehas Freeman, b. Oct. 23, 1718; d. May 9, 1746. 

6. Nathan Freeman, b. Sept. 23, 1721. 

7. Benjamin Freeman, b. Nov. 27, 1723. 

8. Samuel Freeman, b. June 25, 1726 (Jone 26*). 

9. Mary Freeman, b. July 12, 1728. 

10. Jemima Freeman, b. March 13, 1731-2. 

ili. Mary, b. Jan. 2, 1692; d. Dec. 24, 1749; m. June 4, 1740, as his 
third wife, Christopher Huntington of Norwich, son of Christo- 
pher and Sarah (Adgate) Huntington, b. Sept. 12, 1686. They 
had no children. 

iv. John, b. July 18, 1695; d. Aug. 29, 1776; m. Sept. 20, 1726, Doro- 
thy Treat. Children : 
1.. Oliver,* b. July 20, 1726. 

2. Dorothy, b. Jan. 22, 1727-8. 

3. Hannah, b. Sept. 26, 1729. 

4. Daniel, b. Apr. 12, 1731. 
6. Sarah, b. May 25, 1733. 

6. Sibyl, b. Aug. 20, 1735. 

7. John, b. Jan. 9, 1737-8. 

8. Eunice, b. Oct. 17, 1740. 

9. Levi, b. March 17, 1743. 
10. Asaph, b. March 7, 1745-6. 

V. Jerusha, b. Nov. 18, 1697; d. April 17, 1704. 
vi. KuTH, b. June 20, 1700; m. Jan. 14, 1718-19, John Fobes. Child- 
ren, recorded at Preston : 

1. Simeon* Fobes, b. Jan. 14, 1719. 

2. Mary Fobes, b. Jan. 16, 1721-2 (Jan. 19*). 

3. Jerusha Fobes, b. Dec. 19, 1724; d. Feb. 25, 1728 (1727*). 

4. Hannah Fobes, b. May 29, 1726 (1727»). 

5. Ebenezer Fobes, b. Oct. 22, 1728; d. Nov. 15, 1736. 

6. Lydia Fobes, b. Apr. 7, 1731 ; d. Nov. 30, 1736. 

7. Elizabeth Fobes, b. Dec. 30, 1732. 

8. J^vth Fobes, b. July 17, 1735. 

0. John Fobes, b. Oct. 25, 1737; d. Feb. 17, 1738-9. 

vii. Bktiiiah, b. April 5, 1702; d. at Windham, Feb. 8, 1740-1 ; m. May 
23, 1738, AVilliam rarish of AVindham. Children, recorded at 
Windlmin : 

1. Ikihiah'^ rarish, b. Sept. 20, 1730. 

2. Jrrusha ]*ansh, b. Feb. 1, 1740-1 ; d. Feb. 14, 1740-1. 

viii. Jonathan, b. June 6, 1705; m. Nov. 9, 1725, Mary Parish. 
Children : 

1. Lnrretin,^ b. Anir. 14, 1727. 

2. Jinth, b. Apr. C, 1730. 

3. Ephrai)ix, b. Aui;. 20, 1731. 

4. ./o)ifithan, b. June 8, 1734. 

5. M'lry, b. Doc. 2, 173,"). 
C. L>nUa, 1). Mar. 13, 173S. 

7. linnnnh, 1>. Mar. 5, 1730-40. 

8. Jonah, bapt. Mar. 30, 1740. 

ix. jKursiiA, b. Oct. 15, 1710; d. Mar. 7, 1711. 

X. Knr.NKZKii, b. Sept. 10, 1713; d. Oct. 7, 1740 (1739*); m. Aug. 27. 
1735 (.Vujr. 28*), Susanna Smith. Children: 

1. Bn})nmin,^h. Apr. 15, 1730. 

2. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 25, 1741 (1740»). 

• Brewster Book, 

[To be continued.] 

1899.] Ancettry of the Hoar Family in America. 289 



A Compilation from Collections made by the Honorable Georob F&ubib Hoar. 

By Hexry S. Nourse, of Lancaster, Mass. 

[Concluded from page 196.] 

Daniel Hoare came to Massachusetts with the family and be- 
came a trader in Boston ; at least he so speaks of himself, although 
he is not found a resident or real-estate owner in the town records. 
He was licensed Oct. 2, 1650, by order of the Council of State "to 
export to New England three hundred birding fowling peices and 
muskets upon giving security that they will not be used to the preju- 
dice of the Commonwealth." (See Calendar of State Papers, 344.) 
He accumulated considerable property, some of which he held in 
partnership with Lieut Richard Cooke, whom he calls cousin. 
This Cooke was very probably from Gloucester, as the name is 
found in the records of St. Mary de Crypt. John Cooke founded 
the Crypt Grammar School in 1528. The late Major General 
George Cooke of Albany, N. Y., came from Gloucester. In 1650, 
Daniel made his brother John and his nephew John Hull his attor- 
neys to settle with Cooke whom, in 1663, he charges in a letter 
from Hull, England, with dishonesty in his partnership accounts. 
The attorneyship as before narrated, was a source of dire misfortune 
to his brother John. Neither the date of birth or death of Daniel 
Hoare has been discovered. Savage says he died in London. His 
wife Mary writes from Hull, England, April 9, 1673, to Mrs. 
Leonard Hoar asking that she would receive her son, John, into 
their own family, " which would be a singular testimony of your 
kindness to my husband ( who I know will cheerfully pay my Bro'r ; 
yea more free then to a stranger) , to his child, and to her that is 
Your Loving Sister:" (See Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. Vol. viii. 
4 Series.) 

Leonard Hoar, designated in his father's will to be the scholar 
of the familv and a teacher in the church, although bv his coming 
to New England he missed the proposed matriculation at Oxford, 
yet satisfied fully the spirit of the paternal wish. He was gradu- 
ated at Harvard College in 1650, William Stoughton, chief justice 
and lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, being the most distin- 
guished of his eight classmates. In November, 1653, he returned 
to England and it is said was there befriended by Sir Matthew Hale, 
also a native of Gloucester and at that time a judge of the Common 
Pleas. He was soon presented by Sir Henry Mildmay, one of the 
regicides, then lord of the manor, with the benefice of Wanstead in 
Essex. According to Oldmixon, Sir Henry's wife, Anne, was a 
daughter of Sir Leonard Holiday, Lord Mayor of London, also 

VOL. LIII. 19 

290 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. [Jolj) 

of Gloucester birth '^ and perhaps a Kelation as well as a Name- 
sake" of the young clergyman. At her death, March 12, 1656, 
Leonard Hoar preached two sermons, *' The Sting of Deadi ** and 
"Death Unstung," which were printed at Boston in 1680, with a 
" Dedicatory Epistle to Mrs. Bridget Usher, my ever honored Aunt," 
by Josiah Flint. He was one of the two thousand victims of the 
Uniformity Act upon the restoration of Charles H., but remained 
in England for about ten years after his ejection, and received the 
degree of M.D. from Cambridge University in 1671. Among his 
friends in England and correspondents at a later date were the cele- 
brated chemist Robert Boyle and Master Samuel Hartlib to whom 
Milton addressed his famous "Tractate of Education." He was 
probably given his baptismal name in compliment to his wealthy 
uncle, Leonard Tame, the Gloucester sheriff. 

On July 8, 1672, Dr. Hoar with his wife landed in Boston, having 
been called thither with a view to settlement over the South Church, 
where he preached as assistant to Rev. Thomas Tha^her. He brought 
a letter from thirteen dissenting ministers of London and vicinity 
commending him to the magistracy and clergy of New England as 
a suitable head of the college at Cambridge, the presidency of which 
was then vacant, and despite one or more formidable rivals he was 
promptly elected to that oflBce and installed December 10, 1672, 
the first graduate of the institution so honored. Sewall writes that 
" Governor Bellingham lay dead in his House and Deputy Governor 
Leverett was the Chief Civil Magistrate present at the solemnity." 
Dr. Hoar's scholarship was of a high order, and he entered upon 
his difficult duties with very flattering prospects ; but trouble soon 
began and his hopes of usefulness were speedily destroyed. Accord- 
ing to Cotton Mather, then an undergraduate, the students "set 
themselves to Trave^tie whatever he did and said^ and aggravate 
everything in hie Behavior disagreeable to them, with a design to 
make him Odious." He also adds that the insubordinate were 
countenanced in their doings by certain persons who " made a Figure 
in the Neighborhood," doubtless meaning some of the leading over- 
seers. Judge Sewall writes Oct. 16, 1674, "tliat the causes of the 
lownes of the Colledge were external as well as internal." Thomas 
Hutchinson says ^'the students were too much indulged in their 
prejudices against him." In SewalFs Diary, June 15, 1674, is 
an account of the flogging of an undergraduate before the assem- 
bled students in the Library, President Hoar prefacing and closing 
the exercises with prayer. But this was not a very unusual disci- 
pline in those days and Dr. Hoar is not charged with undue severity. 
Very probably a potent factor in the troubles was the bitter dissen- 
sion then waged between the Old Church and the New Church. 
The late Dr. J . Hammond Tnunbull attributed Dr. Hoar's ill-success 
to the fact that soon after his coming to Boston he connected him- 
self with the Third Church, then newly gathered by seceders from 

.899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 291 

be First Church who were synodists or advocates of the half-way 
ovenant; thereby bringing himself into marked opposition with 
be governor and many among the most influential of the clergy, 
be magistrates and the overseers of the college. 

The students having all deserted the college, "^ except three whose 
riends lived in Cambridge,'' Dr. Hoar was compelled to resign the 
•residency, which he did March 15, 1675, and as Cotton Mather 
nrites (Magnalia, 11, 14) ''the Hard and HI usage met withal 
aade so deep an Impression upon his Mind that his Grief threw 
im into a Consumption whereof he dyed November 28, 1675 
n Boston." Increase Mather in his Diary records: "Nov. 28, 
)r. Hoar died, having been brought into a consumption by the 
;rief he sustained through affliction when President of the college. 
L solemn stroke ! It wUl occasion (in probability) this country to 
»e ill thought of in England, that such a man should have his heart 
»roken among his friends in New England." 

In his will, dated October 25, 1675, Dr. Hoar makes these be- 
[uests : 

My just debts and funerall expenses being first paid I doe give and 
bequeath onto my daughter Bridget Hoar two hundred pounds in New 
England to bee paid her at the age of one and twenty years or at her mar- 
iage with her mo therms consent ... To my deare brother Daniell 
loar (whose zeall and perpetuall kindnesses I cau never remunerate) I 
;ive those par acknowledgent* of my stone signet and my wach. To my 
leare brother Jn^ Hoar I give a black sute, to my deare sister Flint and 
ister Quinsey I give as much fine black serg as will make each of them a 
[own. Ont of my library I give to my Cozen Josiah Flint, Ravenelli 
iibliotheca. to Cous : Noah Newman Aquinas his Sermons, and to them 
lOth the use of any Books or Manuscripts of mine in divinity, they giveing 
k note to retume them againe to my wife at demand. My medicall or 
ihysical writings I give to my wife's custody not to give or lend but to 
ireserve till some of my kindred addicting themselves to those studyes shall 
lesire and in her esteeme deserve them, flspecially I respect John Hoar 
)r any other of my Bretheren, Sisters sons or grandsons. 

The inventory of his estate amounted to 1345£. 13s. 5d ; the books 
)eing valued at 208£. 12s. 6d. The Noah Newman, called cousin, 
narried Joanna a daughter of Eev. Henry Flynt, 10 mo. 30, 1669, 
locording to Braintree Records. Doctor Hoar's printed writings 
ire few and unimportant, consisting, besides the two sermons before 
nentioned, of: Index Biblicus, 1668, 1669 and 1672; Letter to 
Fosiah Flint, 1661, printed in Mass. Hist. Soc. Collections VI., 
100-108 ; The first of the Catalogues of Harvard College commonly 
tailed Triennial, 1674 ; A Letter firom Cambridge, Dec. 13, 1672, to 
tfr. Eobert Boyle, printed in Boyle's Works V. 142, Edition of 1744. 
The last proves the breadth of his educational views, and indicates 
liat he had a clearer conception than was usual in his day of the value 
>f the study of natural science. It contains what is probably the 
earliest recorded suggestion of modem technical education. Leonard 

292 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. [Jnly, 

Hoar was the first of his family to drop the final e from the name. 
His tombstone in the Quincy burying ground is singularly like the 
one which marks the grave of his mother-in-law, Lady Alicia Lisle, 
in England, showing that the same taste directed its constraction. 
The inscription upon it is as follows : — 

Epitaph wrote for the Tomb of 
Leonard Iloar Doctour of 
Phisicke who departed this life 
In Boston the 28 November 
Was interred here the 6 December 
And was aged 45 years 
Anno. Dom. 1675. 

Three precious friends mider this tomb-stone lie, 

Patterns to aged, youth, and infancy, 

A groat mother, her learned son, with child, 

The tirst and least went free. He was exiled. 

In love to Christ, this country, and dear friends 

He left his own, cross*d seas, and for amends 

Was here extol I'd, envy'd, all in a breathy 

His noble consort leaves, is drawn to death. 

Stranger changes may befall us ere we die, 

Blest they who will arrive eternity. 

God grant some names, O thou New England's ^end. 

Dou*t sooner fade than thine, if times don't mend. 

Tlirough his wife Bridget Lisle, Leonard Hoar's life was oon- 
nooted with tragedies more terrible, and of broader historic interest, 
than that of his own failure. She was one of the two daughtefs 
of Lonl flohn and Ladv Alicia Lisle. Her father, a distinsriuslied 
Puritan lawyer, gjiineil great fiivor with Cromwell, and was counsel 
to Hradshaw, pro^iilont of the High Court of Justice ap{x>inted for 
X\w trial of KiiiiZ Charles I., ami became Lonl Commissioner of the 
(nvat Soal. lie for some reason did not siirn the death warrant 
of Charles 1., but was eliosen bv Cromwell one of the Committee 


of seven who prepannl " a draft of a sentence with a blank for the 
n^aniu r of his death," and his is the tirst name in the list of those 
exeeptinl tr\>ni the Aet of In<lenniity, passed at the restoration of 
Charles 11. He was assassinatal, being shot in the back, on August 
11, 1(>«^1, at Lausanne, Switi^erland, as he was £:oinir to church, bv 
two Irish rutlians inspireil by the ex[>eotation of a generous reward 
from some nuMuivr of the rv^val family in En!rh^nd. ( ^•* Memoirs 
of Kdwanl Ludlow, II. , i>. oTO, tt <''iA Ladv Alicia Lisle was 
one of the earliest victims of the intamous Chief Justice Jeffries, 
IkmuiT eharL^xl with misprision of treason in aidin^r and eonoealin? 
in her dwelling on the dav after the battle of Seili^t-mix^r, Richard 
Xelthonv, a lawvcr, and John Ili.^kes, a elcr^rman, aooused oi 
Knn^r ^otUi^^V3^ tWm Monmouth's arm v. She dtvlare^l hcr?»elf inno- 
<vnt of c^iiltv knowled:^?, and pn:«tosti\l a:rainst the illeizaliTv <st bcr 
trial Ixvausc the snpjxvjed roKls to whom she had giren comisoQ 

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hospitality had not been convicted. She was then advanced in 
years, and so feeble that it is was said she was unable to keep awake 
during her tedious trial. JefiKes arrogantly refused her the aid 
of counsel, admitted irrelevant testimony, excelled himself in violent 
abuse, and so intimidated the jurors — ^who were disposed to dismiss 
the charge — that they unwillingly at last brought in a verdict of 
guilty. She was hurriedly condemned '^to be burned alive" the 
very afternoon of the day of her trial, August 28, 1G85, but owing 
to the indignant protests of the clergy of Winchester execution was 
postponed for five days, and the sentence was " altered from burning 
to beheading.*' This punishment was exacted in the market place 
of Winchester on the appointed day, the implacable King James II. 
refusing a pardon, although it was proved that Lady Lisle had 
protected many cavaliers in distress, and that her son John was 
serving in the royal army ; and many persons of high rank inter- 
ceded for her, among whom was Lord Clarendon, brother-in-law to 
the King. Lady Lisle was connected by marriage with the Bond, 
Whitmore, Churchill, and other families of distinction, and her 
granddaughter married Lord James Russell, fifth son of tlic first 
Duke of Bedford, thus connecting this tragedy with that of Lord 
William Kussell, "the martyr of -English Liberty." In the first 
year of William and Mary's reign the attainder was reversed by act 
of Parliament upon petition of Alicia Lisle's two daughters, Try- 
phena Grove and Bridget (Hoar) Usher. Among the eight grpat 
historical paintings by E. AI. Ward, R.A., which adorn the corridor 
leading to the House of Commons, the third in the series represents 
Lady Lisle's arrest for relieving two fugitives from Monmouth's 
defeated army. 

In 1892 the Hon. George F. Hoar paid a visit to the ancient 
home of the Lisles, and the following memoranda made at the time 
have been preserved : — 

Saturday, Oct. 22d, Mr. Hoar, with two ladies, went from Southampton 
to Riugwood, about twenty miles, and drove thence to Ellingham church, 
about two miles and a half. The church is a small, but verv beautiful structure 
of stone, with a small wooden belfry. The tomb of Lady Alice Lisle is a 
heavy flat slab of grey stone, raised about two or three feet from the ground, 
bearing the following inscription : — 

Here Lies Dame Alicia Lisle 
and her daughter Ann Harf eld 
who dyed the 17th of Feb. 1703-4 
Alicia Lisle Dyed the 
second of Sept 16S5 : 

It is close to the wall of the church, on the right of the porch. In the 
church is seen the old Lisle pew of carved oak, and the pew of the Earl of 
Kormanton. Opposite the pew is the pulpit, also of canned black oak, 
apparently ancient. The church contains a tablet to the memor}' of the 
former owner of Movies' Court, who died in 1G22. 

Movies' Court is about a mile and a half from Ellino^ham Church — the 
drive is along a beautiful lane, shaded by trees whose branches meet from 
the two sides, through a beautiful and fertile country, adorned by herds of 

294 Ancestry of ike Hoar Family in America. [J^ft 

fine cattle. Moyles' Court is a large two-story buildiiig, oonsw l. ing ol two 
square wings, connected by the main building. The wings pirojeot Ihmi 
the main ^lilding in front, but the whole forms a oontiniMras line in the 
rear. As you approach it, yoa pass numerous heavy brick ontbuildiiM^ 
including several farmhouses, one of which is quite laige, and appazonUj 
of gr eat antiquity. 

We were told by Mrs. Fane, wife of the present occupant of MojW 
Court, that the landed estate connected with Moyles* Court is rwj hrg^ 
and now, or recently yielding to the Earl of Normanton, seven thouaid 
pounds a year. The present occupant of Moyles* Court, FredesMk Fus^ 
Esq., came to reside there about 21 years ago. The house was thai miflh 
dilapidated, but he has restored it in a style in keeping with the andeni 
architecture. The principal room is a dining hall, rising from the ground 
some 25 feet in height, with a gallery at one end, on a level with the secottl 
story — the walls of this room are of beautiful carved oak, the front of the 
gallery being ancient, and as it existed in the time of Lady lisle. Hie 
staircase also of fine carved oak is of equal antiquity. The carved oak ia 
the passages and some of the other rooms, has been restored by Mr. Faae 
from material found in the attic. There is also a curious old kItoheBi 
with a large fire-place, with a closet in the chimney where it is said one of 
the persons succored by Lady Lisle was found hidden. In the oeUar is a 
curiously carved head on a stone beam which seemed as if it mig^t have 
formerly supported a mantel-piece, or shelf. It is said that this portion of 
the cellar was once a chapeL 

Some of the chambers have been named by Mr. Fane from persons oon- 
nected with the tragedy : Dame Alicia, Monmouth, Nelthrop, Hiek% T^ 
phena, these names being inscribed on the doors. The room ia shown 
where Lady Lisle is said to have been seised. 

Mrs. Fane told us several traditions current in the neighborhood : aha 
says that when she first came there, there was a woman still living who 
told her that her grandmother had told her that she remembered seeiMJa 
her childhood Lady Alice Lisle taken past on her way to her trial at mn- 
chester. If this be true, the two lives must have lasted at least 186 yean 
beside a suiRcient margin to enable the child to be old enough to compre- 
hend, and remember the occurrence, and her granddaughter to be old 
enough to comprehend and remember the narration. 

Lady Lisle was carried on horseback by a trooper to Winchester. The 
horse lost a shoe, and fell lame ; she insisted that the trooper should stop at 
a smith's and have the shoe replaced, and on his refusing declared that she 
would make an outcry and resistance unless he did, saying she could not 
bear to have the horse suffer. The blacksmith at first refused. He sud 
he would do nothing to help the carrying off Lady Lisle, but she entreated 
him to do it for her sake. She said she should come back that way in a 
few days ; the trooper said, ** Yes, you will come back in a few days, but 
without your head." 

The body was returned to Moyles' Court the day of the execution ; the 
head was brought back a few days after in a basket, and put in at the pan- 
try window; the messenger said that the head was sent afterward for 
greater indignity. 

There is a further tradition that when Lady Lisle heard of her husband's 
connection with the Court which condemned King Charles she was much 
distressed. It is well known that she disapproved the execution, and that 
she declared on her trial that she never ceased to pray for the King. The 
story further goes that she hastened to London, and reached her husband's 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 295 

door, as he had jast monnted his horse to join the procession for some part of 
the proceeding of the high court. She accosted him, hut being covered with 
her veil he did not recognize her, and roughly thrust her away. She fell 
under the horse's feet, in a swoon ; she was taken up and cared for by Hicks, 
one of the persons whom she afterwards succored, and for relieving whom 
she was condemned. She remaine<l in a swoon for a long time ; her husband 
was sent for and visited her, but, to use the phrase in which the story was 
told by Mrs. Fane, was very odious to her. She told Hicks that she could 
not repay him for his kindness in London, but if he came to the Isle of 
Wight, or to Moyles' Court, in both of which places she had property, 
she would repay him, saying, ^' at Moyles' Court I am Mistress." I think 
Mrs. Fane said Hicks lived in the Strand. 

After exactly a year's widowhood Bridget Hoar married for her 
second husband Hezekiah Usher, Jr., November 29, 1676. Usher 
waa a wealthy merchant of Boston, very eccentric, and, as his wife soon 
found, unsuitcd for domestic life. She lived unhappily with him 
until July 12, 1687, when she sailed for England with her only 
surviving child, Bridget Hoar, and did not return until after Usher's 
death which took place July 11, 1697, at Lynn. By the fall of his 
horse his leg was so bruised or broken as to lead to his death. 
Sewall writes that he ^ grew distracted " in his last illness, and his 
extravagant will indicates that his mind was not well balanced at a 
much earlier day. This will is printed in full in the Historical Maga- 
zine for September, 1868. It is dated August 17, 1689, at Nonaicoi- 
cus Farm, an estate of four hundred acres in what is now the town of 
Ayer, originally the property of Major Simon Willard. It is very 
lengthly and abusive in language. The following extracts concern 
his wife and her daughter : — 

" And unto my dear wife, whom I may count very dear by her Love to 
what I had but not a real Love to me, which should accounting it more 
worth than any other outward Enjoyment; and for her covetousness & 
overreaching & cunning Impression that has almost ruinated me by a gentle 
behaviour, having only words but as sharp swords to me, whose Cunning 
b like those to be as an Angel of Light to others but wanting Love and Char- 
ity for me And therefore I do cut her off from the benefit of all 

my Estate & do not bestow anything upon her but what the law doth 

allow But as to her daughter Bridget if her mother had not been 

so undermining & overreaching for her I should have been willing to have 
done what I could for her. And do give her the Tumbler with the Arms 
of a Spread E^le with two heads, (but I think one head for a body is 
enough,) and the Table Cloth of the best Damask, and the napkins thereto. 
And this Will I make to be a Warning to those women that have no Love 
for their Husbands, but to what they have ; " 

Judge Sewall served as Madame Usher's attorney while she re- 
mained in England. In spite of the will she obtained possession of 
her late husband's house and grounds and there took up her residence. 
May 9, 1700, Sewall writes: "Madam Usher obtained Judgment 
for her Dower in the Mansion House against the Town House yes- 
terday. Brick Shops and ware house are of the same title and will 
follow the Dwelling-house." She is invariably spoken of by her 

296 Ancestry ofiht Hoar Family in Asmeriem. [JdjTf 

contemporaries in terms of unqualified praise, as one wlio eror led 
a charitable and blameless life. After her fimeral Bey. Tbomis 
Foxcrofty pastor of the Old Church in Boston , preached a sennon 
upon ^ The diaracter of Anna the prophetess considered and implied ;* 
which was printed with ^ preface by Benjamin Wadsworth, preodenft 
of Harvard College, in which he calls Madame Usher ^a wondeifiil 
example of Christian Patience under great Pains and .Bodily Afflio- 
tions.^ The announcement hj her executors to her daughter in 
London of her decease and funeral, testifies to the public respect 
felt for her, and a schedule of the personal belongings of this gen- 
tlewoman of tHe seventeenth century is appended as of interest in 
this connection. 

To the Re&d Mr. Tkamas OotUm in Londtm. 

Boston, Jxme 12, 1728. 
Mr. Thomas Cotton, 

Sib, — These are to condole with you the loss of onr worthy friend Moil^m 
Bridget Usher, who departed this life the 25*^ of the last Mon^ being Satur- 
day at about two a Clock in the afternoon, after a fortnights Indispositii», 
and accordingto her express desire was Intere'd at Brantry May dOth, in 
the Grave of Thr. Leonanl Hoar her first Hosband, and her younger Dan^ 
ter Tryphena, and the Doc^. Mother and Sisters. The Corps was attenlsd 
about half a mile in the Street leading thitherward by the Bearers, bebf 
the Ilonb^. W^. Dummer Esqr. L\ Gov', and Com', in Cheif, Sam^. Se«> 
all, Penn Townsend, Edward Bromfield, Simeon Stoddard uid Edmmid 
Quincey Esq", and many others, principal Grentlemen and GrenUewomen 
of the Town, Mr. Leonard Cotton being Uie principal Mourner. It pleased 
God to afford us a very comfortable day for the Solemnity, wherein the 
Executors CoP. Quincey Mr. Flynt and others 6en\ with several Gentle- 
women of her cheif acquaintance proceeded to Brantry on Horse back and 
in Coaches. The distance is very little above ten miles. 

Inclosed is a true Copy of the Will though not attested as we shall send 
hereafter. "V^Tiat Estate Mad*" Usher has left consbts chiefly in 'Bonds, 
am^. to One Thousand Two Hundred and Thirty pounds which we hope is 
in good hands. 

We desire your speedy Direction and order as to the getting them in 
and disposition when got in. 

We have not found one piece of money either Gold or Silver. Nor Ten 
Shillings in Bills of Credit, being what passes here in lieu of Money. How- 
ever, we have delivered Mr. Leonard Cotton his legacy and Shall go on to 
pay the Funerall Expence, not waiting for the Effects of the Bonds to do 
it with; — With our hearty salutations of Condolence to your Self and 
Lady, we conclude, who are 

Your Humble Serv**. 

Samuel Sewall. 

(Sewall's Letter Book IL, p. 149.) Wm. Welstkad. 

Mr. Tfiomas Cotton and Mrs. Bridget Cotton. 

July 19th, 

This goes under Covert to Mr. Samuel Storke, and Se(r)ves for Covert 
of the enclosed Account of perticulers of what Contained in Bill of lading 

1899.] Aneesiry of the Hoar Family in America. 297 

Sent to him who we doubt not, but upon arrival will take care to receive 
and forward to you. There are Several perticulers ment*^. in the Inventory 
which are already dit>po5'' of here by Madam Usher's desire, according to a 
Scheilule given by her to Mrs. Lidia Vivion, now Perkins, for that pur- 
pose- Some of the Clothes we forbear sending least they should be seized, 
under the Notion of East India goods. So Shall wait for your further 
direction about Em. AVishing what we now Send well to your hands, are 
with due respects. 

Schedule of Ariicles, 

An account of what was put up in Madam Usher's Chest Jane 29, 1725, 
to send to London, according to the Order of the Rev^ Mr. Thomas Cot- 
ton, and his Lady Madam Bridget Cotton ; To send by the Mary Gaily, 
Thomas Dimond Commander. 

Imprimis, One pair of Sheets, Five Table-Cloths, Thirteen Napkins; 
Diapar, and Damask ; Nine Towells, . One Pillow-bier, Seven Holland 
Shifts, and a Flanel one. Twelve pair of Sheets. Nine Aprons, ^^e of 
them short. Nine Hoods of various sorts, one Night- Rail. Four Head- 
Dresses. Three pair of Pockets, one Stomacher. Eighteen Handker- 
chiefs; Linen, Silk, Gaws. One Red silk Purse fill'd with Knots and 

One black Paddisway Suit; One Linen Gown and Coat. One New 
Suit of blew Damask Lined with blew Lutestring ; One Satin Night-Gown 
and Coat Lined with Red Lute-string; One Silk Dress Gown. 

One Full Suit of Strij)ed Satin lined with Cloth-colourd Lutestring, One 
Silk Night-gown, and three pairs of Stays. One pair Silk Stockings, one 
pair ditto Worsted, one pair of Shoes ; one Scarf ; two Feather screens, 
one black Quilted Coat, and two Silk Bonnets. 

Several pieces of Earthem Ware were stowd among the Cloaths. 

Two Rings delivered Capt. Dimond. 

I am blest in whom my heart doth rest — 
• The R^ HonW® L**. James Russell oU. 22 June, 1712. 
w*. 8 p. w'. 8 Grains. 

Plate put into the Cotton and Linen Bag Sealed up. 

One Tankard standing upon Lions ; one large Plate, one Salver. One 
large Porringer ^-ith a Cover. One small Cann. One Candlestick and 
Snuffers. Two Salts. One Pepper Box. One Money-Box. One Seal 
&c.; One Fork, One Tabacco Stoper. One Small Tumbler. One Thim- 
ble and three Broken Pieces of Silver. 

W*. 98 ounces. Four peny w'. and 7 Grains. 

Boohs in the Box. 

One Fol. English Bible, 1682. One Quarto ditto. One N.E. Psalm 
Book. Dr. Owen's 'fourth part of his Exposition on the Hebrews. 

One Manuscript in Quarto. A Psalm-Book recoiiiended by Dr. Man- 
ton &c. Dike's worthy Comunicant, Cole's Christian Religion : Colman 
on the Ten A^'irgins; Dr. Mather on the Beatitudes. Ryther's Plat for 
Mariners : Foxcrof t's (iodly Mans Death. 

Dr. Owen on the glory of Christ. Trinity vindicated. Spiritual Songs. 
Funerall Sermon on Grove Hirst Esqr. Dr. Sibb's Christian Portion. 
Twelve sermons bv 3Ir. Wadsworth. Dr. Patrick's Version of the Psalms. 
Five Sermons by Dr. Mather. Pearse his Preparation for Death. Mitch- 
ell of Glory. Mr. Tomlyn's Sermons. Doolittell of the Lord's Supper. 

298 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. [Jotyy 

Mr. Pearae's last Legacy. Fox's Door of Heaven. Mannscnpt Octavo* 
Myrtle Grove. Sermons of Mr. Joseph Stephens. Grail's sam of the 
Holy History. Hymns and Spiritual Songs p Mr. Watts. Disce Vivere, 
English Letter, pages 558. Besides several small Books nnbound hot 
stitch'd only. 

Boston, July 19, 1725. The foregoing is Account of what is now aboard 
the Mary Galley, Thomas Dimond Comander, for London ; and goes con- 
signd to Mr. Samuel Storke, to whom we inclose Bill of Lading. 

Samuel Sewall. 

(Se wall's Letter Book H., p. 188.) Wm. Welstead. 

Bridget the daughter of Dr. Leonard and Bridget (Lisle) Hoar, 
was born in Cambridge, Mass., March 13, 1673, and married Bey. 
Thomas Cotton. In the litigation between Samuel Sewall, Esq., 
as attorney for Mrs. Bridget Usher, and Wait Winthrop, Esq., it 
was necessary to prove the marriage of her daughter, and the fol- 
lowing certificate was obtained from England, and can be found in 
Massachusetts Archives, Vol. xiii. 22, 23. 

These are to Certify that Mr. Thomas Cotton of Peniston in the Connty 
of York, Batchelor, and Mrs. Bridgett Hoar of the Parish of St Buttolpl^ 
Bishopgate in the City of London, Spinster, were Married together in the 
Parish Church of Alhallowes on the Wall in the City of London June 21 st 
1689, as appears by the Lycence for Their Marriage now remain jng in my 
hands, and by the Regbter Book of the said Parish. 

AVitness my hand February 17, 1692. 

Joshua Richardson, Recfr, 

An interesting memoir of Thomas Cotton is in Walter Wilson's 
"History of the Dissenting Churches," Vol. iv., p. 376-388, to 
which a portrait is appended. He was bom at or near Wortley in 
1658 and was therefore at his marriage more than double the age 
of his girl bride. He died in 1730, aged 77 years, and was buried 
in Bunhill Fields. His will mentions children : Leonard, Thomas 
and Alicia, and was proved August 11, 1730. His son Leonard 
came to America, was a teacher at Hampton Falls, N. H., and had 
four children. Judge Sewall mentions paying him a legacy of fifty 
pounds after his grandmother Usher's death. Thomas Cotton was 
a benefactor of Harvard College, between 1724 and 1727, to the 
amount in all of 500 £. given for books and the increase of the 
president's salary. He and his wife also authorized Judge Sewall 
to distribute 125£. from Madam Usher's estate among poor clergy- 
men of New England. He has descendants living in England, one 
of whom, Colonel Cotton of the British army has inherited two 
family portraits of great interest ; one of Lord John Lisle, sup- 
posed to be from the brush of Sir Peter Lely, the other of his 
granddaughter Mrs. Bridget (Hoar) Cotton, presumed to be the 
work of Sir Godfrey Kneller. The name Alice Lisle is perpetuated 
among the daughters of the line. Judge Sewall records in his 
Letter Book H. 151. under date July 8, 1723, memoranda of a 
letter : — 

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To Mrs. Tryphena Grove in London p Mr. James Allen, inclosing her 
Ring which cost 1£. 13. 10. Jnly 8, 1723 Sent also the Pictures of my 
Lady Lisle and Lady Cntler, pnt np in a case carefully with shreds of 
Paper written upon with Ink N.T.G.2 to take a Bill of Exchange. 1 
L[iclo6e two Sermons, one to Madame Grove, the other to my Lady Rns- 
sell. The Rings I pat in Madame Groves Sermon. Ordered him to advise 
with Mr. Newman. 

If the portraits thus mentioned are in existence their location is 
unknown to the family. Madame Grove died in 1725. 

Joanna Hoare, the youngest child of Charles and Joanna of 
Gloucester, was baptized at St. Michaels in June, 1624. She mar- 
ried July 26, 1648, CoL Edmund Quincy^ third of that name, 
of Brain tree. He was bom in England in 1627, and died at Brain- 
tree, January 7, 1698. Judge Sewall wrote in his Diary, "Sev- 
enth-day, Jan'y 8. between ten and ll.m. Parmiter comes in, and 
tells me that Uncle Quinsey died between 7 and 8 last night. A 
true New England man, and one of our best Friends is gon." His 
first wife died May 16, 1680, and seven months later, December 8, 
1680, he married Elizabeth (Gookin) Eliot, widow of John Eliot 
Jr. She died November 30, 1700. By Joanna Hoar he had the 
following children : — 

1. Mary, bom 1650 (?) who married Ephrmm Savage, 

2. Daniel, bom February 7, 1651, who married Hannah Shepard. 

3. John, bom April 5, 1652, and died 8 mo. 14, 1674. 

4. Joanna, bom 1654; married David Hobart. 

5. Judith, bom 1655 ; married Rev, John Reynery Jr,y and died March 

5, 1679. 

6. Elizabeth, bom 1656; married Rev. Daniel Gookin, 

7. Edmund, died 7 mo. 11. 1657. 

8. Ruth, bora 29, 8 mo. 1658 ; married John Hunt, 

9. Edmund, born 1 mo. 3, 1660; died 10 mo. 22, 1661. 

10. Martha, bom 1 mo. 26. 1665. 

11. Experience, b. 1 mo. 20, 1667; married November 24, 1 693, William 


Daniel, the only son of Edmund and Joanna Quincy who left 
issue, bad a son John for whom the town of Quincy was named, 
and John's granddaughter, Abigail Smith, married John Adams, 
F^ruary 24, 1764, and thus became the wife of one president and 
the mother of another. 

In James Savage's ^ Genealogical Dictionary," Samuel Deane's 
•* History of Scituate" and Francis Baylies's "New Plymouth," 
Hezekiflii Hoar, of Scituatc, one of the early settlers of Taunton, and 
Richard Hoar, the schoolmaster of Yarmouth, are called brothers 
of John and Leonard. They probably came from Gloucestershire, 
the latter being perhaps one of those transported for participation 
in Monmouth's rebellion, but there is no proof of relationship to 
the sons of Charles. 



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I HAVE several short notes of English Wills, which have not 
appeared in Waters's Grenealogical Gleanings, and which seem to 
me worthy of printing for the information they may give, since it 
is uncertain when filler abstracts may be obtainable. They here 
foUow: — Wm. S. Appleton. 

1. John Atkins, of Virgmia, 1623. Byrde 84. 

2. John Beheathland, '^ being abovt to go to my mother at Virginia," 

1639. Harvey 157. 

3. Richard Biggs, of West and Shirley Hundreds, Virginia, 1626. Hele 


4. William Boys of Cranbrook, Kent, John Stow son of Thomas Stow 

in New England, 1656, proved 1657. Ruthen 72. 

5. Sarah, wife of Lawrence Brinley of London, sons Samuel, Lawrence, 

Richard and Nathaniel, brothers-in-law Thomas and Nicholas 
Brinley, widow Susanna Gregory &c., 1642. Cambell 121. 

6. William Bullock, " bound for Virginia," 1650. Pembroke 61. 

7. William Burroughs, wife Lady Jane Wentworth, niece Judith, wife 

of John Vassall, 1598. Lewyn 89. 

8. Thomas Butcher of Wadhurst, Sussex, cousin Margaret, dau. of 

uncle William Delton, wife of Thomas Smanne (? Swanne) resi- 
dent in Virginia, 1646. Twisse 125. 

9. Robert Cochet of Mickle-Over, Derbyshire, gentleman, sister Doro- 

thy Joyce, wife of John Joyce of New England, 1657, proved 
1658. Wootton 128. 

10. Mary Cony of Boston, Lincolnshire, widow, reverend and dear brother 

Mr. John Cotton of New England, sisters Cotton & Make- 
peace, John & Elizabeth, chUdren of late brother Samuel Haw- 
crid, cousin Dr. Tnckney, sons Samuel & John, 1652, proved 
1653. Brent 88. 

1 1. Richard Cradock of London, father Mathew, brother Mathew, nephew 

Mathew, 1593. Neville 62. 

12. G^rge Cradocke of Stafford, brother Matthew, son Matthew, 1603, 

proved 1611. Wood 83. 

13. Thomas Craddock of Stafford, brother Matthew, nephew Matthew, 

1618. Meade 93. 

14. Samuel Cradock of Thistelton, Rutland, Rev., sons Mathew & Samuel, 

wife Elizabeth, dau. Jorden, dead daughter Mary, 1652, proved 
1 653. Brent 79. 

15. Elizabeth Foster, widow, late wife of Henry Foster in Virginia late 

deceased, 1673, proved 1674. Bunce 35. 

16. Thomas Harper of London, ^'20 shillings belonging to a youth in 

Barbadoes or Virginny, whose mother's name is Rebecca Lever 
of Brandford," 1 660. Nabbs 8. 

17. Christopher Hawne of Blandford, now at Charles City in Virginia, 

1620. Soame 56. 

18. Peter Hooker of London 1636, intending a voyage to Virginia, 1639. 

Harvey 187. 

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19. Arthur Horwood of the Island of Yiiginia bejond iqM| 164S. Om- 

beU 126. 

20. Joseph Ingram, <" bound for Yirdnia," 16^. Brent 867. 

21. Elizabeth Jenings of Hatfield Broadoak, Easez, Caleb and Jodina 

Foote, 1660. Nabba 10. 

22. Luke Johnson of Yb^ia, Planter, 1659. Pell 45a 

23. Elizabeth Lloyd of Elicabeth river in lower Norfolk in Vtigfaiia, 

brother4n-law Thomas Cavans of Kilkenny, hnsband of aistar 
Mary, 1656, proyed 1657. Bnthen 249. 

24. John Lucas of Ramsey, Essex, 1596, Reynold Marvine of Bamseji 

proved 1599. Kidd 50. 

25. John Lyon heretofore of New England, now belo^ng to frunte 

Elintbeth in state's service 1657, proved 1658. Wbotton 5597 

26. Geo^ Maplesden of Rochester, AJderman, 82^ Elisabeth, sister 

Katherine Fisher of Detling, widow, her daughter TluHnasine 
Eppes, cousin John Eppes of Dedii^, proved 1591. StL Barbe 8. 

27. George Menefie of BucUand in Virgmia, Esq., 1647. lines 81. 

28. Thomas Mills of Exeter, only child wlUiam, '< who is nowe (as I sqh 

pose) in Virginia" wim wife & children, wife HonouF, 1652| 
proved 1658. Brent 178. 

29. Richard Modye of Garesdon, Wilts., son Sir Henry Modye, Knij^^ 

1606, proved 1614. Lawe 74. 

80. Edmund Moorecroft of Virginia, 1689. Harvey 102. 

81. William Monlte, ^ when I come to Vai|^ye," letter to James Jonss 

at Accomack for brother Francis Monlte at Ashby FaweDf 
Leicestershire, 1658, proved 1657. Rothen 249. 

82. Jeremiah Norcross of? WaLdn^ham, Norfolk, estate in New Eng- 

land, will I made there which I left in hands of friend Chailes' 
Chaddocke of New England, 1656, proved 1658. Wootton 152. 

fi^. George Parckhurst of '' Ipsedge," Suffolk, boxmd on a voyage to 
Virginia in the Primrose, 1684, proved 1685. Sadler 14-15. 

84. Tobias Payne of Kingscaple, Hereford, 1650. Pembroke 27. 

35. Richard Perkins of High Bray, Devon, son Edmund, 1654, proved 

1659. Pell 254. 

36. Sir Edmund Plowden, of Wansted, Hants., Knight; Lord, Earle 

Palatine, Governor and Captain General! of the Province of New 
Albion in America, 1655, proved 1659. Pell 432. 

37. Mathew Pollard of Belchamp St. Paul, Essex, brother John, father 

George dead, brother Peter, sisters Elizabeth and Hannah, 1652, 
proved 1 653. Brent 34. 

88. Thomas Pormorte, son Philemon, Grimsby, Hull, 1603. Bolein 76. 

89. William Randall of Lincoln's Inn, ''Kichard Bellingham in New 

England," 1642. Cambell 100. 

40. Hester de Sambitoris, als. Re vera, 1599. Ejdd 78. 

41. George Ruggle senior of Sudbury, Suffolk, 1616, youngest son Jef- 

frey with children, sons John & George, dau. Bridget, wife 
of Martin Harris, Rev. Mr. Bachilor of London, proved 1616. 
Cope 52. 

42. Simeon Sedgwicke of Loudon, 1619, kinsman Benjamin, Stockbridge 

in Hampshire, proved 1620. Soame 4. 

43. Nicholas Sellecke of Clotworthy, Somerset, son David, 1653, proved 

1654. Alchm 383. 

44. William Sheaffe of Cranbrook, Kent, 1615, chUdren of dead brother 

1899.] Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 303 

Thomas, viz., Richard, Edmimd, Dr. Thomas, & Harman, proTed 
1617. Weldon 7. 

45. Captain Robert SmaUay of Bermoda hundred, 1617, proved 1621. 

Dale 19. 

46. William Taylor of Revells in Buckland Newton, Dorset, Grentleman, 

1687, ''kinsman Mr. John Cole, heretofore of Dublin, in Ireland 
and now in one of the Western Islands in America, as is sup- 
posed," proved 1688. Exton 112. 

47. Katherine Tayer of Thombury, Glouc., 1658. Wootton 476. 

48. John Trowbridge, uncle James Marshall of Exeter, Jn^ Mj^nning 

of New England, father Thomas, & brothers, Taunton, 1654 
Alchm 492. 

49. Katherine Wannell of London, widow, three grandchildren in Vir- 

ginia, 1653. Brent 161. 

50. Edward Waters of Elizabeth Cittie in Virginia, son WiUiam, brother 

John of Middleham, York, wife Grace, dau. Margaret, 1630. 
Scroope 81. 

51. John Whale of Colchester, Essex, 1608, brother Philemon, proved 

1609. Dorset 39. 

52. John White, Vicar of Cherton, Wilts., " deceased brother's children 

in Virginia," John & others, 1669, proved 1672. Eure 23. 

53. Richard Williiunson of London, brother Roger residing in Virginia 

with children, 1646. Twisse 189. 

54. Thomas Wilsmer, "bound for Virginia," 1659. Pell 456. 

55. John Woodbridge of Stanton neere Ayworth, Clerk, dau. Lucy, dau. 

Ester, sister Rachel Foster, wife Sara, sons Timothy & Benjamin, 
1 637, proved 1 638. Lee 1 3. 

56. Simon Young of Ringwood, Hants, 1608, dau. Joan, wife of John 

Batt with children, proved 1609. Dorset 69. 



Cootriboted by Wokthinoton Chauncst Ford, Bsq., of Boston, Mass. 

(Contmued from toI. 52, page 464.) 

John Parke CustU to CoL George Washington. 

Annapolis, 18 August, 1771. 
My dear Sir, 

I am exceedingly thankful for your Remarks on my Letter, which I am 
•orry to say, are but too just. It is however really true, that I was in a 
hurry, when I wrote : and though undoubtedly I might have found more 
time, I am obliged to own, that I am one of those who put off every thing 
to the last. And how it should or does happen I know not, but so it is, 
that tho I certainly can write as good English, & spell, as well as most peo- 
ple yet when hurried I very seldom do either. I might perhaps account 
for it in a manner less reproachful to me, but, as you have attributed it to 
Carelessness, alone, & as Appearances are so much against me, I suppose it 
11 so. All therefore that I can now do is to promise to be more attentive & 

304 Letters of Jonathan Boucher. [Jnfyt 

watchful for the future ; your gentle, yet very strikmg obsenrations ahaQ 
have their due weight with me ; they shall by no means deter me from 
writing to you every opportunity, & I desire you would whenever yon find 
a mistake, point it out to me to the end, that by discovering my errors, I may 
endeavour with more success to amend, and at length be capable of hola- 
ing a Correspondence with you, more agreeable than at present, on account 
of my incapability. I am glad that Wells dealt with you, which may per- 
haps be a means of introducing your stock to a better market, & I think 
I may venture to say, you might were you to come over, find persons, who 
would give you 20/. I am sure they may afford it, when they can sell it 
again at 6 ^ p°^ pound. M' Boucher presents his Compliments to you ds 
Uncle Bassett & kindly offers to your acceptance a Room in his House, 
it being almost impossible to get a Room at any of the ordinaries, the 
Rooms being pre engaged to their customers, which puts strangers to a 
very great inconvenience in attending the Races. M' Boucher begs yon 
would let him know as soon as you are certain whether you are a coming, 
or not, as he expects many acquaintances here at the Races whom he wonia 
be glad to serve should you not come. 

I am dear Sir your most effectionate 
& dutiful Son 
John Parke Custis. 

The Annapolis Races of 1771.* 

Sept. 21. Set out with Mr. Wormeley for the Annapolis races. Dined 
at Mr. William Digges, and lodged at Mr. Ignatius Digges. 

22. Dined at Mr. Sam. Galloway's, and lodged with Mr. Boucher 
in Annapolis. 

23. Dined with Mr. Loyd Dulany, and 'spent the evening at the 
Coffee House. 

24. Dined with the Gov'., and went to the play and ball afte^ 

25. Dined at Doctor Stewards, and went to the play and ball 

2(). Dined with Mr. Ridouts, and went to the play after it 

27. Dined at Mr. Carroll's, and went to the Ixill. 

28. Dined at jNIr. Boucher's, and went from thence to the play? 
and afterwards to the Coffee House. 

29. Dined with Major Jenifer, and supped at Dan'l Dulany. Esq'. 
oO, Left Annapolis, and dined and supped with Mr. Sani'l Gal- 
Iowa v. 


October 1. Dined at Upper Marlborough, and reached home in the 

Boucher to Washington, 

AxNAroLis, 19 November, 1771. 


I have seen your Letter to your Son, & I will own to you, it has given 
me a sensible concern. That my Attention to him has not lately been so 
close or so rigid, as I wished, or, as it ought to have been, is a Truth I will 
not attempt to deny. The Peculiarity of ray Circumstances & Situation» 
as well as of my Temper & Disposition, are all I have to offer in my 

* From an interleaved Almaruic containing Washington's journal. 

1899.] LtUera of Jonathan Boucher. 305 

Excuse ; which, however, I do not myself think to be sufficient. I know 
I might have Taught him more than I have, &, sincerely as I wish his wel- 
&re I wish I had ; bat I know also, that there are not many Masters under 
whom He would have leam'd more, than He has even under me. This 
Business of Eldacation is a complex & extensive Subject : & a man should 
be well acquainted with it, before He ventures to pronounce how far 
another has, or has not^ done his Duty. IK Witherspoon, it seems, said I 
ought to have put Him into Greek. Now, how much Deference soever I 
owe to his Authority, I will venture to say, that this Declaration, at least, 
miist have been made much at Random. It was not possible He should 
know what I ought to have done, from the few, & the Kind of Questions 
He ask'd. To be acquainted with the Greek is thought to sound well ; 
but, to determine upon a Youth's literary Attainments from that Circum- 
stance alone, is not, in my Judgment, a much wiser method than the vulgar 
way of enquiring hew far a Boy has got ; and if He has run thro' a long 
Catalogue of Books, to oonclude He must be a good Scholar. Had Dr. 
IVitherspooB been pleased candidly & fully to have examined this young 
Gentleman, I shou'd have had nothing to fear. He would not, indeed, 
have found him possessed of much of that dry, useless, & disgusting 
School-boy kind of Learning fit only for a Pedant ; but, I trust. He would 
have found Him not illy accomplished, considering his manners, Tem- 
per, & Years, in that liberal, manly <Sb necessary knowledge befitting a 
Gentleman. I ever did hold in Abhorrence that servile System of teaching 
Boys words rather than things ; <& of getting a parcel of Lumber by Rote, 
which may be useful & necessary to a School-master, but can never be so 
to a Man of the World. In these, chiefly. Sir, your Son is deficient : & 
but that these are thought necessary to make a Shew of, it were not, I 
think* much to be lamented, should he ever remain so. I neither have 
attended, nor dare I promise that I can attend, to Him, with the Regular- 
ity of a School-master. But, Sir, tho' the little, unessential Minutiae of 
School- Learning may have sometimes been neglected, and thro' my Fault ; 
I think I know vou to be too observant & too candid a Man to believe that 
He has been wholly unattended to. His particular Genius & Complexion 
are not unknown to you ; & that they are of a kind requiring not the least 
Judgment & Delicacy to manage properly. Pardon me. Sir, if I assume 
somewhat a higher Tone in claiming some Merit to myself, for having 
faithfully done my Duty in this the most arduous, &, doubtless, by far 
the most important Part of Education. I have hitherto, I thank God, con- 
ducted Him with tolerable safety, thro' some pretty trying & perilous 
Scenes ; &, remiss as I am, or may seem to be, I doubt not, in due Time, 
to deliver Him up to you a good !Man ; if not a very learned one. It will 
not be thought necessary for me to enter into a fuller Detail of this Matter : 
what I should say, I persuade myself, will occur to you. 

Annapolis was as unfit a Situation for me as Him, which I knew not, 
till Experience told me. I am now, however, at length, again to return to 
the Country with a Prospect of fewer Embarrassments on my Hands, than 
it had been my good Fortune to be with out for these ^ye Years. I once 
was, I think, a good Preceptor ; I have never been so, in my own Opinion, 
for the Period just mentioned. If, however, you think proper to try me a 
little longer, I think I can & will do better for M' Custis, than any other 
Blan ; if you do not think proper, convinc'd that you will be influenced 
only by your Regard for him, most ardently wishing that you may most 
effectually consult his Interest, I shall never blame you for removing 

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306 Letters of Jonathan Boticher. [3xAfj 

Him — if, indeed, my Blame or approbation needed to be of ConBeqaenee 
to you. You will do me the Justice to believe that I can have no other 
Motive for wishing his Continuance with me, besides a Kind of an affectitm- 
ate Attachment to the Boy, & a piece of Pride, it may be, that another 
shou'd not reap the Merit, if there be any Merit in it, of finishing what I 
have begun. I am now, I trust, happily set above the Necessity of teach- 
ing for a livelihood ; nor will I, as far as I can now judge, ever taJce Charge 
of another Youth besides the Three now with me. For the last year, I 
have long ago mentioned it to my Friends, I never intended charging either 
Custis or the other Two, any thing for Education ; & this only from what I 
thought a Consciousness that I had not deserved it. If He continues with 
me <& I do my Duty as I now intend (& if I do n[ot I willlbe the first to 
tell you of it,) I will charge Him, at the least, four or five Times as mndt 
as I have ever yet done. 

If, after all, you resolve in removing Him, all I have to add is a Bequest 
that it may not be to Princeton. Pay me the Complim* of believing that 
I know some thing of these Matters ; and there is not any thing I am more 
convuicid of, than that your own College is a better one — better in every 
liespect. You live contiguous to it, & hear ev'ry Objec" to it, often 
magnify'd beyond the Truth ; & were this the Case with Respect to the 
Jerseys, I am mistaken, if you would hear less there. If, however, the 
Objections to Williamsburg be insuperable, I wou'd then recommend New 
York ; it is but a step farther, & for obvious Reasons, infinitely deserves 
the Preference. 

I am, Sir, 

Boucher to Washington, 

jv ^. Prince George's, 15 January, 1772. 

I now take the Liberty of enclosing to you, Mr. Custis's Account for 
the Year & half that He has spent in Maryland. Undoubtedly, it makes 
a formidable Appearance, and, at first view, may go nigh to scare you: I 
cannot, liowevcr, Ik'Ucvc, that, when you come to descend to Particulars, 
you will tlijjik it very extrava^rant, unless it be in the Article of Clothes, 
wliich He got by vour Permission. I should, indeed, except out of this 
Ixcniark, the Charge of the Man, at whose House we boarded ; the highest 
and most unreasonable I evc;r ])aid in my Life. I am firmly persuaded. I 
never eat as many Dinners with llim, as He has charged me pounds; and 
yet no Dnductiou could I obtain for two or tliree Months of the Time, that 
1 was in Viit:^inia, & nearly as much that Mr. Custis was. You will believe 
that I disj)ute(l it as long as I could, but Custom was against me, & so, 
what eouhl I do? There are, perhaps, some other Articles, a little in the 
Anna})olitiin Stile of chariring : All I can say is, that 1 have been as careful 
of his Interest, as my own ; & if, after all, his Bill bo very extravagant 
(for 1 have of late, been so used to such, that I have almost forgot what is 
a reasonable one) you will do me the Justice to own, it is not from any Prof- 
its that have accrued to me. As many of these Bills as are undischarge<l, 
6c totally out of my Power to discliarge, an Attention to his Credit, as well 
as my ower, obliges me to remind you that unless it should hapj>en to be 
inconvenient to you. I shouM be much pleas'd to have it in my Power 
immediately to j)ay Them off. For what is properly owing to myself, it 
will be particularly agreeable to me to receive a Bill of Exch* on London, 
as 1 just about ower as much Monev there, as I believe This will amount 

1899.] Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 307 

to. The State of Exch* here seems not to be nearly so determinate & 
fix'd as it is in Virginia : I inquir'd in Annapolis, last week, solely for the 
purpose of directing you in this Business ; & tho' I met with different Infor- 
mations, the most general Account was, that they did Business there at 55, 
which you will olServe, I endeavour'd to attend to in my Ace', in reduc* 
Virg* into Man' land Money, which, yet, after all, may not be right. The 
Money He yet owes, charged in my Acc^, you will see, is about £76 ; the 
Rest I wish you to give me a Bill for, which I reckon will be somewhat 
more than £50 sterling. I fear, I am not a very exact Accountant, not 
having been much used to such Business ; you will therefore do well not to 
rely altogether on my Calculations, without examining them ; I trust, how- 
ever, there are not very material Errors. — I must not forget to let you 
know, that He just now tells me He owes a Silversmith an AccL, which, 
the Man being out of the Way, I could not get in, which he supposes may 
be 4 or £5, and some other little scattering small Debts amounting. He 
fancies, to 30/ or 40/. — If not disagreeable to you, I should be glad these 
Ace** c** be retum'd ; as I also am interested in some of Them. I have 
some others, not sent, in which things that He had are charged to me, & 
which has cost me no little Trouble to separate, and perhaps, after all my 
Pains, they are not quite exact. If it be necessarj-, you shou'd have these 
also, I wiU send Them. Some I doubt, I have lost; amongst which are 
L' Argeau's & IK Stevenson, if perchance I have not already transmitted 
them to you. No Charge is made for his Education ; and this not only 
because I was uneasy to see his Bill already run so very high, but also, 
because, as I have before intimated to you, my Attention to Him has not 
been so regular & constant, as that I could conscientiously make a Charge 
of it. For the coming Year, however, I purpose to charge Him ten, if not 
twenty Guineas; which lest you should consider as a Finesse, to make 
meamends for my Loss of the last year, I mentioned to you, that I might 
at the same Time inform you, M*" Calvert had agreed to give me that sum 
for his Son, but which, for the same Reason, I have not yet charged Him. — I 
know full well your Sentiments of my Conduct last year, & I honour you for 
them. It is a Subject I love not to think on, still less to speak or write 
about. Could I have foreseen how I shou'd live in Annap®, He never 
shou'd have gone there with me : nor shou'd he have continued, but that I 
thought every Day, I shou'd certainly alter things, and live to myself. 
The Truth is, with many Demerit* & Imperfections, I still love the lad, & 
as I cou'd not find in my Heart to part with Him, without an absolute 
Necessity. Thank God, it is now over ; & tho', with my Acquaintances 
& Connexions, I never can be a very diligent Preceptor, yet I doubt not 
soon to make amends for all that is past. I have much Pleasure in inform- 
ing you, that we all of us seem perfectly happy in our new Situation : it is 
quiet & comfortable, ■ & I fondly hope, healthy. A cruel someihing, as 
Prior says, is, however, still wanting — this House is none of mine: but as 
I am now resolving in good Elamest to become frugal, I must comfort my- 
self with the Hope, tliat I soon shall be in a Capacity to get one of my 

Lord Baltimore is certainly dead. All that has hitherto been talked 
about his Will, is mere, random Guess-work. There are, however, some 
pretty good Reasons to believe, that the Proprietaryship of this Province, 
A the most considerable Part of his immense Property in tlie Funds, 
are left to the Family of our Friend, Gov' Eden. The will, suppos'd to 
be his last, was in Naples, where he dy'd. Sept' 4th., after a Fever of three 

Letters of Jonathan Bovcher. [Julyi 

DftTt, & not transmiLted k> England, when the only Lef the Got' ha« yet 
reod from hia L''ship's Agent on this Subject, came away. Doubtless, tim 
Xrvent will give Birth to many little BcTolulionB, of Consequence to u* 
hare. Mont People I coDveree with seem nnxious to have it coufinii'd, 
thftt AI'' Eden is Proprietor: Beyond all Questioa, it is the happiest Thbg 
thkt can possibly befall the Province. 

I eucloBe you some Proposals for a new Map of the Bock parte of Amerink 
It Wks put into my Hands by a Friend from Philad*, with a Reqae«t tku 
I wou'd transmit it to you. Possibly, you know this L[ieut?3 Hntchine, 
and tan guess whether He is likely to play Henry with you. If I thought 
Ifaere was any Channe of its being well executed, I should like to Bubacrflte. 
ShoD'd it fail in your way to procure Him any Encouragement, you wiD 
hand his Paper about; & if you relum it to me, I will take care to have it 
properly transmitted to Ibe Author. 

I beg my most respectful Comp" to M" Washing. & Mibs Cueti^ k 
am Ac. 

J. B. 

Boucher lo WfiMnglon. 

21 Febrnary, 1772. 
Dear Sir, 

I congratulate you, & the world with us, on our Restoration to a I«D- 
perate Zone : for, in 'IVuth, we have had a kind of Greenland wiuf er. And< 
for my own Part, I own to you, I now have a much stronger Idea, of tlu 
Natore of a Winter pass'd in a. Cave, than I could ever have leani'd from 
Books alone. I sometimes almost regretted, we could not become f\WM 
torpid, & sleep out the whole dreary Season, as Snakes and some olber 
Animals are said to do : or that, as, liks Bears, we were shut up in our 
Deni, we could not. like Them also, live with out Fire, S~ by sucking our 
Paw& : for I had some Cause to imagine, if the Weather had held mach 
longer, we should have had some Temptation to try. 

To what I have heretofore said on tlie subject of these Accounla. I have 
little now to add; lUileBs, I should beg leave to suggest to you, by way of 
diminiehing in some sort tbeir enormous amount, that they take in a Peiiod 
of eighteen months, at the least — & that they are in a Currency so mvA 
worse than yours. Comparing Him with die youths around Him, Ha 
really seem'd frugal ; & as far as I know, never indulged in any expe&os 
that I could have suppos'd you would have had him restrained in. I 
knew you expected him to make such an Appearance as He did. & keep 
such Company as He did: I knew not of the twenty pounds, & am indeed 
somewhat surpriz'd at it : how it has been spent I know not. I hare 
just enquir'd of Him, & can only bear that he bought Oranges & Fine 
apples, &C., and gave away a Ticket or two. But, as this is by no meane 
a satisfactory Ace', I have ordered Him to write to you about it; & if be 
cannot account for it, at least to Apologize to you for his Remissnee*. I 
hope it was rather trilled & fooled away, than spent iu a more blameabh 
manner ; which I tbink could hardly have been without my knowledge. 
And, a very few Venial Peccadillos excepted, I have little of this Sort to 
Charge Him with. The boarding a Feraou is not, I should imagine, to be 
considered a< finding Him just such a Quantity of Proviaious, &c. In 
Frazier's Case, it was his Livelihood, & a handsome one it is to him. He 
considers his House-Rent, & all hia own Attendance, Servente, & a l< 
et cetera. My Charge was governed by his, which, knowing my ~ 

> long 

1899.] Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 309 

to be BO much better, I thought a sufficient Warrant for me. I never 
aim'd to make a Living by takmg Boarders : in Yirguiia, I am persuaded, 
I lost by it. You will, however, be so good as consider, that no Man can, 
even with the most easy & manageable Boarder, be quite so easy in his 
Family, as without Them — & something shou'd be allow'd for the Incon- 
venience He puts himself to. I do not, however, agree with yoa that £25 
a year for a Boy in a kitchen, is an extravagant Charge ; but, I suppose, 
it is considered as making some amends for other Disadvantages — at least, 
this was the Apology Frazier made to me. 

I observe the £rrors you have pointed out ; in answer to which, all I 
can say is, that I well know I paid the Money to the Man, at the Time I 
have diarged it ; & This I am the surer of, as Mr. Custis also remembers 
it. Gassoway was represented to me as a Man who had once seen better 
days, & deserving of Compassion ; He was exceedingly needy, & constantly 
sending to me for Money. How it has happened that He charged these 
Sums over again, & that I overlook'd them, I cannot account for, till I see 
M' Jacques, who was so obliging as to take the trouble of settling with 
Him for Me. I will, however, have it rectify'd, & accordingly, I have 
already given you Credit for it in my Book. 

I find much Trouble and Vexation in this said Country about this Article 
of Exchange ; &, hitherto, have generally lost by it. They seem to have 
no standard, nor fix'd Regulation, as with you. I enquired of some of the 
Principal Annap^ & Baltimore Merchants before I wrote to you ; but, I 
will enquire again ; & if Bills either have been, or shall be, either in this 
or the next Month, sold at 60 p' c^, I will allow it. Some allowance you 

t think] is to be made for the medium thro' which one generally receives 
]gence of this sort: there are always a few degrees difference 
between a buyer and a seller. 

I fear it will be impracticable to lay in Provender &c for [ ] Horses 
in this neighborhood ; as I can hire but one Stable, & that a most wretched 
one. This Article, however, cannot possibly hereafter be so heavy a one 
as it has been — nor, indeed, I hope, any other. 

L^ B[altimore] is certainly dead ; but, I believe it is still unknown [what 
bis] Will is. It had not been sent to Engl^ from Naples where He dy'd 
[when] the last Letters I saw or heard of came away. Every thing, 
however, known, is in favour of Gov' Eden. At all events, I guess. He 
[will not] have a fight for it : & I join with you in wishing that every 
rthing] may be as much to his Advantage, as I shou'd ^uicy it is, that He 
[ ] possession. The chief Difficulty seems to be, whether the Pro- 

prietary [was] or was not entail'd, & so, whether willable or not. If this 
Doubt [can cer]tainly be answer 'd in the Affirmative, I believe M' Eden 
has little [chance] of being Proprietor. I have not seen him this Month, 
or upwards [ ] of trying to get thither next week, when I shall not 

fidl to re[member you] to Him. Our Assembly, I hear, on Acc^ of this 
desperate [ J is prorogued tUl late in March. Shou'd I hear any 

thing that I can [ ] it wou'd be agreeable to you to hear of, I will 

write to you in W™H)urg. I wish you a pleasant and agreeable Sojoum- 
menL I am &c 

I send back the Acc^, as I can do without them — & tho' I wish'd to 
have had Rec^ under them, yet, I fancy, my general Rec^ may do. 

Be so good as to take the trouble of two or three L" to drop in your 
way down. 

[To be oontinned.] 

310 John Foviler and hit DeMeiwianCt. (Ji^T* 



Compiled ij Hon. B. D. Bicttb, and comnnmioatod hj Dr. Bbuubb C. Sftmuam, 

JoKN^ FowLBB i8 8iippo8ed to luiTe been tbe son of the magitCraley 
Mr. William Fowler of New Hsren and Milford. If that sappotitioQ it 
correct, he was a brother of Sarah Fowler, who married Mr. John CaAod^ 
or Caffinge, of New Haven and Gailford. Another child of WiIliAm Fowhr 
and his wife Sarah, William jr., married, 1645, Mary, daughter of Ednraod 
and Ann Tapp, of Milford. Their daoghter, Deborah Fowler, married 
Jesse Lambert of Milford, on May 10, 1688, and among their cfaildm 
was Sarah Lambert, who married John Dunning of Norwalk (see Danniiig 
Greuealogy in N.-E. Hist and Qen, Reg., for Jan. 1 898), and was ao Mices* 
tress of R. D. Smjth. John Fowler married Mary, danghter of Gtoorge 
Hubbard, probably as early as 1646, and while they both were resideDt 
in Milford. He probably came to Guilford about the same tiaie as hu 
father-in-law, and bought the place which had belonged to Franeis Bush- 
nell the elder, and which had descended to his daughter Rebecca. The poF* 
chase was made probably early in 1647. On June 15, 1649, John Fowler 
was chosen one of the three oTorseers of highways and townsmen. Vnm 
1661 to 1665, he was a deputy in the Plantation Court. He was made a 
freeman on May 80, 1650, and was chosen marshal of the Plantatioa on 
June 10, 1652. On May 26, 1658, at New Hayen, he was appointed col- 
lector of the customs and excise. He Was chosen deputy to the Gveneral 
Court at New Haven in 1661, 1668 and 1664, and was twenty-eeveo times 
delegate to the Greneral Court at Hartford after the union of the colonies. 
He was one of the first deacons of the Church in Guilford, being chosen 
between 1662 and 1665. For his services to the Colony he was given by 
the Colony one hundred acres in Cocbin-chaug, now Durham. In 1 672, 
his list was £160. 7. 0, the largest in the town of Guilford. He died on 
Sept. 14, 1676, and his wife survived him until April 13, 1713. 

Their children were : 

i. Abioau.,* b. December, 1648 ; d. May 7, 1681. 

li. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1650; d. Oct. U, 1670. 
2. iii. Abraham, b. Aug. 29, 1652; d. Sept. 80, 1719. 
8. Iv. John, b. 1654; d. December, 1785. 

V. Mrhftable, b. 1656; d. March 18, 1751. 

vi. Euzabbth, b. April 80, 1658; d. Sept. 21, 1676. 

2. Hon. Abraham^ Fowler {John}), of Guilford, was a joiner, and 
nine times represented Guilford in the General Assembly. He 
served as sergeant in King Philip*s War, and was given £4 from 
Connecticut, iu October, 1678, on account of wounds received by 
him from the enemy in the country's service. (Conn. Col. Rec 
111, 18.) He was an Assistant in the Colony, from 1712 to 1719; 
and was also one of the Justices of the New Haven County Court, 
in which position he was distinguished for his firmness and good 
judgment. His home lot of five acres was on the ^'Common 
Green." He was a captain of the militia. In 1716, his list was 

1899.] John Fowler and his Descendants. 311 

£336.14.6. He married, Aag. 29, 1677, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Deacon George Bartlett, of Gailford. She died Oct 4, 1742. 
Their children were : 

i. Abigail.* b. 1679; d. Oct. 32, 1769; m. Dea. Pelatiah Leete, Jaly 1, 

1705. He d. Oct. 13, 1768. 
ii. Mary, b. 1681; d. Oct. 17, 1719; m. Samael Hopson, Jan. 20, 1709. 

4. iii. Abraham, b. 1683; d. Oct. 11, 1754. 

5. iv. Ebknezbr, b. 1684; d. Nov. 28, 1768. 

6. V. Daniel, b. 1686; d. Dec. 21, 1776. 

7. vi. JosiAU, b. 1688; d. Sept, 7, 1757. 

vii. Caleb, b. 1690; d. single, Jannaiy, 1724. 

viii. EuzABBTH, b. 1694; d. Feb. 26, 1794; m. Col. Andrew Wanl of 
Guilford, Sept. 11, 1716. He died July 14, 1777. 

3. John' Fowler {John^)^ of Guilford, was a husbandman. His home 

lot of half an acre joined his brother's. He married first, Anne 
Johnson, daughter of William, 1682. She died 1702. He married 
second. Widow Hannah Norton, who died Oct. 22, 1739. Her first 
husband was John Norton. John Fowler's children were all by his 
first wife. He ran the l)Oundary between Guilford and Durham in 
1 707, and had liberty to ** drown " a swamp lying above " Pedlar's 
Marsh" in 1687. His list in 1716 was £87. 16. 6. 
His children were : 

1. John,* b. 1682; d. Oct 5, 1703. 
ii. Anna, b. 1685 ; m. Adonijah Morris of Durham. 

8. Iii. Mbhitabbl, b. 1686 ; d. Xarch 22, 1765. 
Iv. Samukl, b. 1687; d. Nov. 22, 1751. 

9. V. JOSKPH, b. 1689; d. Dec. 8, 1769. 

10. vL BKNVA3fUf, b. 1693; d. Nov. 18, 1780. 

11. vii. David, b. 169- ; d. October, 1769. 

4. Abraham* Fowler, Jr. {Abraham,* John^), of Guilford, married, 

March 4, 1720, Elizabeth Hubbard, daughter of Daniel. She died 
March 6, 1770. His list in 1716 was £50. 4. 0. 
Their children were : 

i. Abigail,* b. Dec. 20, 1720; d. Dec. 31, 1806; m. Abner Stone, Nov. 

1, 1749. He d. Aug. 22, 1767. 

ii. Chloe, b. :&Iarch 29, 1723 ; d. Dec. 3, 1791 ; m. Ichabod Scranton, 

who d. Dec. 1, 1760. 
iii. Abraham, b. 1725 ; d. Sept. 30, 1799 ; m. Elizabeth Bartlett, dan. of 
Deacon Ebenezer, Oct. 81, 1750. She d. May 27, 1794. Their 
children were: 1. Elizabeth* b. July 22, 1751; d. Sept. 25, 1842; 
m. Oct, 15, 1778, Joel Tuttle of Guilford, who d. Nov. 30, 1822. 

2. Abraham, b. 3iay 13, 1754; d. April 2, 1848; m. June 26, 1776, 
Lois, dan. of Timothy Fowler. 3. Sarah, b. Nov. 21, 1757; d. 
May 12, 1844; m. Solomon Talmage. 4. Lydia, b. Dec. 11, 1763; 
d. single, April 5, 1816. 5. Joel, b. Oct. 31, 1766; d. Feb. 3, 1837; 
m. Sept. 29, 1789, Lucretia, dan. of Oliver Collins. 6. Samuel, b. 
May 30, 1770; d. July 1, 1836; m. 1st, Farnel Spencer, March 5, 

* 1792; m. 2d, Ruth Stevens, Dec. 3, 1820. 7. Amos, b. Aug. 27, 

1773; d. Aug. 8, 1853; m. 1st, Catharine Elliott, March 6, 1800; 

m. 2d, Mary, dau. of James Davis and widow of Joel Lee, Jan. 17, 

iv. Mabkl, b. 1726; d. Sept 8, 1814; m. Benjamin Hart, Nov. 21, 1750. 

He d. Feb. 28, 1804. 
v. Bachrl, b. 1727 ; m. Josiah Linsley, Feb. 5, 1767. 
vi. AxNA, b. 1728 ; d. March 9, 1765 ; m. Jonathan Fowler, son of (7) 

Josiah, her cousin. 
Til. Noah, b. 1733 ; d. Nov. 15, 1815. Captain in the Revolutionary war 

and colonel of militia; lived at Moose Hill, Guilford; m. Deborah 

John Fowler and kis Descendants. 

Elnatiun, of Dorham. He was the father of Prof. Willlun a 
Fowler. (See Cliauncey Meinorlala. UaS. pp. 187-190, and William 
Fowler the mafflfitriite unci one line of bli deficendauts. by WlUian 
C. Fowler, 18C7.) 3. Irtne, h. Nov. 6. 1784; d. Jan. 30. 1850; m. 
AmoB, son of Stephen Fowler of Westbrook. 4. 0*i'i», b. JdI; 
25.1766; bap. Aug. 8. 1760; d.yoang. E. Jaliia. h. April 17, 1768: 
hep. Kta; 1 ; Lircd In Middlctown. QranrlUe and KllUngwortli, and 
WW! kiUed by a cart, July 80, 1833. D. Edmund S., b. Feb. ii, 
1770; bftp.Mfly4; d. May 2G, lasSi lived In MUford. 7. ttiowia, 
b. March 10, 1772; bap. May 10; d. Dec. 8, iBSO; m. Dea. Ch^ 
man, of Pittsfleld, Mass. 8. Oiias. b. Joly 2. 1774; d, Feb. », 
18G7; lived In Branford, and m. 1st. Esther Fradence Savage, of 
MIddletown; m. Sd, Lucy Jones, Nor. 13. 1639. 9. Pamtta, b. 
Sept. 27, 1778; ra. Joslali Pannelee, of Windsor. Vt. 

iv. Si.iUD£TB, 1), Oct. 11. 1728; bap. Oct. 18; d. Dec. 81, 1810; ID.. 
Benjamin Maltby, Oct. 2G. 1753. 

T. Jo\U'rH&.v, b. Aug. 90, 1730; bap. Ang. S3; d. March 10, 1816; Ilvi 
at Konhford, and m. 1st, Aunn, dan. of Abraham Fowler. Ji 
~ ' ■, 1757. She d. March 9. 1763; m. 2d, widow Sarah 

of Middlctown. By Anna Fowler, his children were: 1- Jonatha*y 
1). Nov. 7. 1759; d. April 23, 1780. 9. Anna. h. Jnly 9, 1761; d. 
Ang. 22, 1764. 3., b. July S, 1761; m. Fanny Clard, Oct. I;. 
1794, and lived In North Gnilford. Tlic children of Jonathan aoi 
Snrab Fowler were: 4. Saliv, b. April 7, 17S8; m. Dr. Jonaltki* 
Todd, Jan. 10, 1798, and d. May, IS5S. He d. Feb. 10, 1819. B< 
Anaa, b. Sept. 2, 1770; d. Aug. 7, 177T. 6. Lucv, b. Jnns. 177a;^ 
d. single, June 18. 1X69. 

vl. TiMOTHT, bap. Oct. 22, 1732: d. younn. 
Til. Baiub, bap. July 14, 1734; m. Ellsba Miller, of Farmington, Oct. 19. 

Till. Aahon, b»p. Feb. 13, 173G-7 ; Imbecile. 

tx. Eunu, bap. March!, 1738-9. 

Samcel' Fowlrr {John,' John'), lived in North Guilford, beiog OM 
of the first seitlers (here. His list in 1716 was £47.H.O. Ha 
in»rrie<l Anna, daughter of Oavid Buck, of Weiliersfield, May 18, 
J713. She was born April 2.5, 1C93, and died Jan. 27, 1764. 

Their children were : 
I. JOHN,*b. Jnne 4, 1714; d. July IB, 1796; m. Oct. S. 1786, AhigiSl 
Hall, who d. May 19, 1776. Their children were: 1. Melxar*b. 
March 26, 1737 ; d. Feb. 26. 1786 ; m. Lucy Chittenden. Much 10, 
1766. 2. Jerutha, b. Nov. 20, 1738; d. Jan. 1, 1781; m. Eber Hnh- 
bard, Dec. 28, 1763. 8, John, b. July 2, 1741 } d. yonng. 4. Sli- 
pAdlet, b. Oct. II, 1743; lived in Richmond, Mass. ; ro. Mai7 Flxler. 
5. John, b. Oct. e, 1746; lived In Troy, N. Y. 6. Santvel, b. Jdy 
11, 1752; d. 1799; m. Eunice Wells, of FannlngtoD, aod had so 
II. Mary, b. Oct. 24, 1715; m. Benjamin Lewis of Dnrham. 
III. Samuel, b. April 10, 1717; d. single, Sept. 14, 1746. 
iv. EuAS, b. Feb. 27, 1719. He was pressed aboard a British man-of- 
war and kept there three years. He then went to England and 
never returned. He was said to have become a man of wealth and 
to have left a family there. 
V. Ann, b. Nov. 9, 1720; d. March 16, 1763 ; m. John Hubbard, of North 

Guilford, Oct. 19, 1750. Hed. Nov. 11, 1776. 
vl. Enoh, b. March 7, 1722 ; d. young. 

Til. Phimehab, b. March 16, 1724 ; lived in North Gnilford, and d. Aug. 
13, 1802; m. 1st, Esther Benton, May 6, 1763. She d. March 10, 
1778; m. 2d, Dorothy Baldwin of Northford, who d. Dec. SI, 
1816, aged 75. His children were all by his first wife, and were: 
1. JUabtl* b. May 15, 1764; m. March 2, 1774, Jooathan Plxley, of 
Barrlugton, Mass. 2. Etther. b. April 8, 1756; m. Not. 24, 1784, 
John Morrell of Stockbrldge, Mass. 8. Submit, b. July 17, 1768; 

1899.] John Fowler and his Descendants* 315 

d. July 20, 1758. 4. Fheneas, b. Dec. 25, 1759; d. Jan. 1, 1817; m. 
Jan. 13, 1800, Eunice Johnson of WaUlngford. 5. Lucia, b. Nov. 
6, 1763; m. Daniel Hall of Chatham, Feb. 16, 1788. 6. Mary, b. 
Oct. 10, 1765; John Howel of Lenox, Mass., Jan. 14, 1788. 7. 
Clarissa, b. Nov. 17, 1768; m. Sept. 13, 1798, Vial Richmond of 
North Madison. 

viii. David, b. May 16, 1726; lived in North Guilford; d. Sept. 12, 1800; 
m. May 17, 1767, Lncretia Fosdick, dan. of John. She d. May 9, 
1796. Their children were : 1. David Samuel,* b. March 14, 1769 ; 
d. Sept. 2, 1849; m. Sally Benton, Nov. 1, 1798. 2. Lucretia 
Salome, b. Ang. 27, 1772 ; m. Ist, John Baldwin of Branf ord, April 
15, 1798; m. 2d, Elias Austin of Wallingford, 1824. 
ix. Esther, b. Aug. 28, 1728; d. Sept. 15, 1728. 
X. Hezekiah, b. July 24, 1780; d. April 2, 1732. 

xi. Eunice, b. Jan. 31, 1733; d. 1827; m. Phinehas Goodrich of Bran- 
ford, Jan. 15, 1750. 

xii. AsHER, b. March 6, 1735 ; lived in North Madison ; d. March, 1804 ; 
m. Elizabeth, widow of Benjamin Norton, who was eleven years 
older than he. She d. Oct. 12, 1807. Their children were: 1. 
Anne,* b. May 28, 1765; d. Nov. 13, 1855; m. Capt. Frederick Lee 
of Madison. 2. Zen^jah, b. July 25, 1768; m. John R. Scranton, 
1793. 3. Rachel, b. Dec. 4, 1770; m. 1795, Jared Scranton. 

xiii. Zerujah, b. Blarch 8, 1737; d. Aug. 17, 1766. 

9. Joseph* Fowler (John* John^)^ lived in North Guilford, and mar- 
ried Elizabeth Buck, on Sept. 13, 1719. She was a sister of his 
brother Samuel's wife, and was bom Feb. 16, 1691, and died Feb. 
28, 1778. 

Their children were : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Oct. 10, 1720. 

ii. Sakah, b. March 9, 1722 ; m. Robert Grifflng, Ang. 15, 1770. 

iii. Joseph, b. Jan. 2, 1724, of Durham and Torrington, Conn. ; m. April 
2, 1756, Ruth Baker. Their children were : 1. Hannah,* m. Paul 
Roberts, of Winsted, Conn. 2. Nook, m. Rhoda, dan. of Capt. 
Tuttle of East Haven. 3. Mary, m. Joseph Loomis of Torring- 
ton. 4. Sarah, m. Caleb Leach of Torrington. 5. Buth, d. single. 

\v. William, b. Aug. 29, 1725. 

v. JosiAH, b. Aug. 10, 1729 ; d. March 15, 1816. He married four times. 
His first wife was Mary KirlLham, who d. Oct. 8, 1771. He m. her 
Sept. 8, 1747. Their children were: 1. Sil<is,* b. Sept. 10. 1747; 
m. Keziah Smith, Oct. 25, 1770. 2. William, b. Dec. 11, 1749; d. 
single, Not. 24, 1776. 3. Josiah, b. Oct. 12, 1751; d. Aug. 1, 1817; 
m. Zuruiah Kirkham, Sept. 7, 1780. 4. Joseph, b. May 9, 1753 ; d. 
single, Sept. 5, 1775. 5. Eliphalet, b. May 11, 1763; d. Sept. 13, 
1775. 6. Sarah, b. June 3, 1764; d. Nov. 16, 1801; m. 1st, Moses 
Seward, Blay 5, 1791 ; m. 2d, Daniel Fowler, in 1800. 7. Mercy, b. 
May 23, 1770 ; m. Jesse Goodyear of Hamden, Jan. 10, 1793. Josiah 
Fowler m. 2d, Lucretia Maltby, Feb. 4, 1772 ; she had no children, 
and d. Jan. 7, 1778. He m. 3d, Rhoda Adkins, May 5, 1778. She 
d. Dec. 16, 1785, leaving the following children: 8. Maltby, b. 
June 17, 1780; d. March 19, 1855; m. Lolu Todd, Jan. 10, 1802, and 
lived in Northford. 9. Thaddeus, b. July 20, 1783 ; lived in New 

York city, and m. Baldwin. 10. Bhoda, b. Aug. 30, 1785; 

m. Linus Leete, 1813. Josiah Fowler m. 4th, April 18, 1786, Susan- 
nah Heaton, by whom he bad no children. She d. Dec. 27, 1802. 

[0. Bkxjamin* Fowler (John* John^)^ of Guilford, owned two parcels 
of land there — one at Tanner's Hill, where be seems to have lived, 
and another at '^ Pedlar's," where he had a barn and fruit trees. 
He and his brother Joseph had a joint list in 1716 of £183. 14. 6. 
He married Andrea, daughter of John Morgan, of Groton, Nov. 10, 
1719. She died April 5, 1775. 
Their children were : 

316 John Fowler and his Descendants. i^^f 

i. Benjamin,* b. April 6, 1721 ; lived in New Preston tad New IHUM, 
and m. BCay 14, 1764, BCariah, dan. of Dndley and Both (BofBi^) 
Kent. She d. Jnne 21, 1760. Their children were : 1. Be^famka,* 
b. Oct. 1, 1755. 2. Andrea, b. Aug. 24, 1757; d. Jane 14, Vtm. 
8. PhOo. 4. Deborah. 

li. Dbborah, b. Sept. 12, 1722; d. April 28, 1811; m. lat, NalluuiM 
Rosseter, Dec. 21, 1748; m. 2d, Nathaniel Boggles. 

ill. Andrea, b. Sept. 12, 1724; m. David Bishop, April 17, 1755. 

iv. Maboebt, b. Jnly 25, 1726; d. April 2. 1787. 

Y. Andrew, b. July 27, 1728; lived in Goilford; d. Oct. 6, 1815; n. 
Biartha Stone, Oct. 80, 1759. She d. Oct. 18, 1794. Tfaalr chUdna 
were: 1. Andrew,^ b. June 10, 1760; A.B., Y. C. 1788; iilm^M 
of Protestant Episcopal Chnrch ; d. 1850 ; lived in GhariestoDTD. Ct 
and m. Ist, Catharine Doty ; m. 2d, Henrietta. 2. Jarsd^ b. April 
14, 1762; d. in Nova Scotia, June 20, 1785. 8. Jonatikan^ b. Nk 
20, 1764; dro¥med in Poland, Ohio, April 12, 1806; m. IJocy Klifc- 
land of Wallingford. 4. Hannah^ b. Dec. 8, 1765; d. June 28, 
1861 ; m. Daniel Habbard, June 26, 1791. '5. Jamm, b. Jnlj 21^ 
1767; d. Feb. 18, 1769. 6. ChaHe$, b. Dec. 22, 1768; d. Jaa. VS, 
1784. 7. Jamee, b. Nov. 9, 1770; d. in Georgia, Jan. 10, 18Dl(f)s 
m. 1st, Mary Leflbrts ; m. 2d, widow Mcintosh, of Savannah, Gla. 

8. Chaunceyt b. Feb. 27, 1778 ; d. of yellow fever, in Boalon, Ak 
8, 1802. 9. Bela, b. Jan. 7, 1776; d. Jnly 17, 1846; Uved In G«&- 
ford, and m. Clarissa Hillard. 10. J^mmI, b. Nov. 5, 1777; d. Ii 
Alabama, 1847. 11. Anna, b. December, 1779; d. in New Toik 
city, Dec. 80, 1852 ; m. Samuel Deflbrts, of Brooklyn, N. T. 12. 
Weaithf, b. Jnly 15, 1782; d. single, Nov. 22, 1828. 

vi. Anna, b. May 15, 1781 ; d. Feb. 21, 1815; m. Thomas Caldw<dl, Apdi 

28, 1755. He d. Oct. 14, 1808. 
vii. Jared, b. 1782; d. Nov. 7, 1786. 
viil. Lucy, b. Jan. 22, 1784; d. Aug. 28, 1758. 
ix. Jonathan, b. Jan. 22, 1784 ; drowned in West Biver, Gnllf oid, Ji4y 

9, 1752. 

X. Jared, b. March 8, 1786; d. June 8, 1754. 

xi. Timothy, b. Jan. 15, 1741 ; lived in New Haven, and d. F^. 12, 1814; 
m. Sarah Grey, Feb. 4, 1772. She d. May 20, 1885, aged 90. Their 

children were: 1. Sarah,* b. March 20, 1778; m. GUlbert 

of Milford. 2. Mary, b. Feb. 24, 1774; m. GUbert of Mtt- 

ford. 8. Lucy, b. May 15, 1775; m. Tyler. 4. Betsey, b. 

Jane 4, 177G. 6. Timothy, b. Jan. 14, 1778. 6. Orchard, b. Apifl 
4, 1779; d. young. 7. Morgan, b. Jan. 28, 1781. 

11. David' Fowler (John,^ John^)j of Durham, married first, Mary 
Miles, June 15, 1725. She died Dec. 2, 1734. He married second, 
Elizabeth Hall, April 21, 1736. 
His children by his first wife were : 

1. Miles,* b. March 9, 1726-7; bap. March 12, 1726-7. 
ii. DAVib, b. Jan. 21, 1728-9; bap. Jan. 26. 
ill. Mary, b. Feb. 2, 1730-1; bap. Feb. U; m. 1st, Samuel Maltby, ICay 

1, 1755; m. 2d, Elihu Crane, April 26, 1759. 

The children of David and Elizabeth (Ebill) Fowler were: 

iv. OuvER, b. June 2, 1787 ; bap. July 6. 
v. Titus, b. Nov. 29, 1738; bap. Dec. 8; m. Hannah Burrltt, April 9, 

1765, and removed to Granville, Mass. 
vi. John, b. May 7, 1740; bap. May 11; d. young. 
Til. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 27, 1742-3 ; bap. Feb. 27 ; m. Amos Harrison of 

Northfleld, May 20, 1762. 
viii. Sbth, b. Jan. 1, 1744-5; bap. Jan. 6; d. young. 
ix. Esther, bap. Sept. 20, 1747. 
z. Amos, b, Aug. 1, 1752; lived in Durham, and m. Sarah Hinman, Jan. 

2, 1777. 

xi. Abiathar, b. Aug. 31, 1754; bap. Sept. 1; lived in Durham, and m. 
Sene, dan. of Enos French. 

1899.] SovoamSy the Home of Mcusaaoit. 317 



Bj Miss ViBOiNiA Bakbb, of Warren, K. I. 

The relations of the early settlers with the Indians give us many inter- 
esting chapters in New England history. From the time when Samo- 
set uttered that famous exclamation, '' Welcome, Englishmen," down to 
the capture of Annawan by Capt Church, by which King Philip's War 
was closed, many marked characters among the Indians appear. Among 
them all, however, no other name stands out upon the page of history so 
prominently as that of Massasoit, the great chief of the Wampanoags. It 
was with him that the Pilgrims of Plymouth had to do. At the time of 
the Old Colony Settlement, he ruled successfully, wisely and kindly, over 
the whole region from Plymouth to Narragansett Bay. With him the 
Pilgrims made a famous treaty. '^ In their intercourse with the Indians 
the people of the colony set a bright example of humanity and the same 
sense of justice is here witnessed that pervaded all their public and private 
acts. Not a foot of soil wcu taken from them [the Indians] without their 
consent. Their treaty with Massasoit was most scrupulously observedJ^* 
The second visit of Grov. Winslow to Massasoit and the chiefs remarkable 
restoration to health when it was supposed that he was dying, and indeed 
was already reported dead, forms one of the most touching incidents in all 
New England history. Winslow and his party made the journey ^' about 
forty miles from Pl3rmouth " crossing the rivers until they came to Sowams 
or Sowamset, where Massasoit lived. 

Where was this place Sowams ? Morton's '^ New England Memorial " 
says : '* Massasoit resided at Sowams or Sowamset, at the confluence of 
two rivers in Rehohoth or Swansea.'* 

The names Sowams and Sowamset as used by the early settlers of New 
England possessed a two-fold meaning. Both names, but especially Sowams, 
were applied to the Indian village which was the favorite home of Massa- 
soit, the sachem of the Wampanoags. Both terms were applied also to 
designate a district which included several villages and a vast stretch of 
unoccupied ground. This district was likewise known as Pokanoket. It 
included the sites of the present towns of Warren, Bristol, Barrington and 
East Providence in Rhode Island, with portions of Swansea, Seekonk and 
Rehoboth in Massachusetts. 

Immediately upon arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massasoit, a 
statesman of no mean capacity, sought an alliance with them. The friend- 
ahip of red men and white men, founded upon a political basis, soon became 
firmly established and was cen>ented by mutual respect and gratitude. 
Edward Winslow, during his second visit to Sowams in 1623, was enabled 
to restore the apparently dying Massasoit to health. In return the sachem, 
who, until that date had seemingly entertained some doubts of the good 
faith of the English, revealed '^ a plot of the Massachusetts Indians against 
Weston's colony and so against them of Plymouth." 

These and other reciprocal acts of kindness were equally beneficial to 

* North American Review. VoL 1., p. 336. 


819 Sowame, the Home of Maasasoit. 

the wliite mea and to the savages. The Wampanoaga w^re sssored of 
protection from their enemies, the j>owerful NarragiiDeette, while the Kog- 
lieh were encouraged to plant settlements in cioae proximity to the Indian 
towns. Trade between the two races flourished, and as early as 1632 a 
trading house was eatablished at Sowams, of which Thomas Prince was 
appointed "master." 

Once more wo read of Edward Winalow journeying to Pokanoket to con- 
fer with Gov. Prince " about liiisiiiess." To Sowams aho marched the 
doughty Miles Standish hastening to the reliof of " the three EuglUb 
which were in the house" and Massasoit and all his people who had fled 
thither, pursued by a band of Nairagan setts. John AldeQ, too, Be«ms to 
have Tisited Sowama at one period, for the records of Plymouth show thai 
at the age of " 83 yean or thereabouts " he testified that the company at 
the trading house had the '* possession and improvement of Hog Isl«nl, 
by keeping hoggs for their use thereon." ' 

Twenty years later (lGd2) there is evidence tliat a permanent settle- 
ment had been made on Sowams territory. This settlement was rated at 
£1 : 10 : 00. In the spring of the following year, the greater portion of 
the district of Sowamset passed into the hands of the English. The Sowam* 
settlement continued to grow and prosper, year by year. In 1658 it fa^ 
nished one member of a troop of horse " raised out of the several township) 
to bee raddy for aervic« when required." In 1660 it was rated at £.2: 10;. 
00; inlGGIatfiftyBhilUngs; in 1664 at £2: 0^ : 00; in 16G6 at£7: 17:0^; 
in 1667 at £10:10:00. In 1C68 it was merged in the newly incorporated 
township of Swansea which also tncladed the settlement at *' WannamoiteU 
and parts adjacent." 

The exact site of the Sowams tteltloment has been a matter of some 
discussion. Various historiona have located it at Bristol, Warren, New 
Meadow Neck in the northerly part of BarringtoD, and Fopanomscut Neck 
in the southerly part of Barrington, respectively. Let us make an impa^ 
tial examination of these several claims and ascertam, if possible, w^eh 
one rests upon the surest foundation. 

Popaiiomscut was inhabited by tht? Indians until the time of King Phili[i'! 
War. It was known to the English as " Phebe's Neck," and appesn M 
have been the abode of Febee or Thebe, a petty Wampanoag sachem, nd 
one of Philip's councillors. Thebe was killed by the English on Jidj 3| 
1675. In the records of "Sowams and Parts Adjacent" — a Tonve 
pitifully meagre in detail — is the following entiy under the date of Dae. 
28, 1676. 

" That for the Lands at Popanomscut and parts adjacent left and doMrtad 
by the Indians, now in dispute between the proprietors and the pnfaliqM, 
whether ours or conquered Lands, the proprietors doe (forthwith idl none 
man) take Effectual Course for the defence and clearing our Intereet in ths 
Lands aforesaid." 

Had this neck been the site of the Indian village of Sowams, and hid 
an English settlement been located npon It for upwards of twenty yean it 
seems clear that the " publique " would have raised no qnestioit regaidhiK 
its ownership. Diligent search of the early records has, thus far, reveidn 
nothing to indicate that white men occupied the Popanomscnt teniUKj 
prior to Philip's War. 

Mr. Thomas Williams Bicknell, in hia recently published ** HlaUny of 
Barrington" strongly advocates the theory that the Indian and English 
villages of Sowams were situated upon New Meadow Neck. MasMsoit, 

1899.] SawamSj the Home of Masaasoit. 319 

doubtless, lodged at one time or another in many different sections of the 
Pokanoket territory, and it is possible that he occasionally visited the neck 
in question. But the Indians when building permanent villages were care- 
ful to select locations near springs of water. There are no springs upon 
the southern extremity of New Meadow Neck, where the historian claims 
that Massasoit resided. Nor, so far as the writer has been able to learn, 
have evidences of an Indian village ever been found on that territory. 
But the strongest refutation of the claims of both Popanomscut and New 
Meadow is to be found in Edward THnslow's narrative of his visits to 
MassasoiL A glance at the map of Rhode Island will show that Warren 
is situated upon the easterly side and Barrington upon the westerly side of 
Warren or Palmer's river, which, rising in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, emp- 
ties into Narragansett Bay. Edward Winslow, journeying on foot from 
Plymouth to Sowams, must have crossed this river had Sowams been located 
at any point upon the Barrington shore. As has been stated Winslow 
paid two visits to the Wampanoag chieftain. The first of these was during 
the summer of 1621. He arrived at the sachem's village on the afternoon 
of Wednesday, July 4, and upon the following Friday started to return to 
Plymouth before sunrise. He revisited Pokanoket in March, 1623, reach- 
ing Sowams on this occasion '^ late within night." It seems highly im- 
probable, as has been pointed out by the late Gen. Guy M. Fessenden, the 
historian of Warren, that the traveller, while minutely describing the 
routes followed during both these journeys, especially the rivers crossed, 
should have neglected to mention crossing on four several occasions — two 
of these in darkness — a broad, rapid and unfordable river, larger than many 
encountered. Mr. Bicknell suggested that in 1621 a ford might have existed 
at that point upon the river afterwards called Myles' Bridge, in North 
Swansea, but he offers nothing in corroboration of this ingenious theory. 
As a matter of fact there is not even a tradition that the stream was ever 
fordable at that particular locality. Had it been so, Winslow would 
scarcely have failed to allude to his passage across, if such a passage had 
been niade. 

The claim that Sowams lay within the limits of Bristol appear to be 
based on the supposition that as Philip, the son of Massasoit, resided at 
Mt. Hope, his father must, necessarily, have lived at or near the mount 
also. But a careful study of the early records demonstrates the fact that 
while the names Sowams and Pokanoket were applied by the ancient 
chroniclers to both the country and village of ]^Iassasoit, neither was used 
synonymously with Mt Hope. The latter name was probably the angli- 
cized form of the Indian Mont Haup and appears to have been generally 
used by the English at an early date. Moreover, as Gen. Fessenden argues, 
Winslow, in his account, makes no allusion to any hill in the vicinity of 
Sowams, which he would scarcely have failed to do had his travels brought 
him to the neighborhood of Mt Hope. Again, there is nothing among 
the earliest records that so much as hints at the existence of an English 
settlement near Ml Hope prior to the close of Philip's War. 

Rejecting then the claims of both Barrington and Bristol, let us examine 
those of Warren. The proofs that an Indian village of no small dimen- 
sions once occupied the site of this town are numerous and incontestable. 
The vast quantities of clam shells found mixed with the soil, the human 
remains, and the domestic and warlike implements often exhumed from the 
earth, are silent witnesses that the Wampanoags once inhabited this terri- ' 
tory. Let us discover, if possible, the name of this village. 

320 SowamSj the Home of Masaasoit. [Jaljf 

Mont Haup, or Mt Hope, gave the name to the entire tract bounded 
upon the east by the Kickemuit River and Mt Hope Bay, upon the west 
by Narragansett Bay and Warren or Palmer's River, and extending nine 
miles from the Mount to what is now North Swansea, which was designated 
Mt. Hope Neck. We find record of three Indian towns situated upon this 
strip : these were Kickemuit, located around the spring of the same name 
in the easterly part of Warren ; Mount Hope or Philip's village, near the 
*^ narrows " of the Kickemuit River in Bristol ; and Sowams. Tlie question 
arises, if Sowams did not occupy the site of Warren, where was it located, 
and by what name was the village that occupied the site of Warren called? 

An English settlement comprising eigiiteen houses was, prior to Philip's 
War, situated upon the northerly part of Mt. Hope Neck. This settle- 
ment *' appertained to Swansea." (See Morton's Memorial, Appendix 468.) 
It was destroyed by Philip's warriors in Jane, 1675. This h&ng the only 
white settlement within the immediate neighborhood of the Indian village 
of Sowams of which we have any record, must necessarily have been the 
English Sowams, planted even before the purchase of the Sowams lands 
by Miles Standish and his associates. 

Of the existence and location of this hamlet there can be no question. 
The tenth volume of the Plymouth Records contains a '^ Brieff Narrative " 
of the origin of Philip's War from which I will quote the following. 

<' We apprehended three by him charged to be the murderers of Sassa- 
mon, and secured them to a triall att our next Court (holden in Jnne) att 
which time, a little before the Court, Philip began to Keep his men in 
Armes about him and to gather strangers vnto him and to march about in 
Armes towards the vper end of the Neck on which he lived and neare to 
the English houses whoe began thereby to be somewhat disqnieted but 
tooke as yett no further Notice but only to sett a milletary watch in the 
next Townes." 

Hubbard places the English houses a mile and a half below Miles* 
Bridge. This would indicate a point near King's Rocks at the boundary 
line separating Warren from Swansea. Presumably they were scattered 
apart, some of tliem perhaps on the east bank of the Kickemuit River. The 
Swansea records show that the most ancient highways of Warren were 
laid out in the northeasterly part of the town, exactly where Hubbard 
locates the white settlement. 

At the close of the war, the Swansea proprietors claimed the southern 
part of the Mt. Hope territory, basing their claims upon the " Grand Deed 
of Saile/' executed in 1653 by Massasoit and his eldest son, Wamsutta. 
A clause of this deed reads thus : 

** And the said Osamequin and Wamsetto his Sone Covenant, promise 
and grant that whenever the Indians shall Remove from the Neck that 
then and from thence forth the aforesaid Thomas Prince, Thomas Willett, 
Miles Standish, Josiah Winslow% shall enter upon the same by the same 
Agreement, as their Proper Rights and Interest to them and their Haires 
for Ever." 

The neck here alluded to could have been no other than Mt. Hope 
Neck. An examination of the deed wdll show that other clauses refer to 
Barrington and the me^adows bordering on both sides of the " great river " 
[formerly Sowams River, afterwards called Swansea, Palmer's, or War- 
ren River] and also the meadow^s on either side of Kickemuit River. These 
** meadows " or more properly marshes, constituted a strip of unequal width, 
running around Warren, Bristol, Poppasquash, Popanomscut, and New 

1899.] Sowamsy the Same of Massasoit. 321 

Meadow. It is minatelj described in the record book of the Sowams pro- 
prietors. Nothing in the grand deed save the clause quoted could have 
giTcn Swansea a claim to the '^ uplands " or central portion of Mt. Hope 
Neck. In accordance with the terms of this clause Swansea, after the 
death of Massasoit^ entered into possession of the northern part of the 
neck, and erected a fence to separate its territory from that of Philip upon 
the southern end. The fence was located at a considerable distance north 
of the old boundary line between Warren and Bristol, and extended from 
Kickemuit River westerly to Sowams or Swansea River. Upon the death 
of Philip, and dispersion of the Wampanoags, Swansea, as before stated. 
claimed the district left deserted. But King Charles, by an arbitrary act, 
transferred it to the colony of Plymouth. That it rightfully belonged to 
Swansea the following extract from a letter addressed to the Earl of Suu- 
derland by the commissioners of the United Colonies, under date of Aug. 
20j 1679, will prove. 

*'And as for those lands of Mount Hope, although Philip, with the 
Indians over whom he was sachem, possessed the same, yet they are uot 
so properly to be called conquered lands but such whose Indian claim 
therein and title thereto is now forfeited unto the hands of the £n<;lish of 
said colony by his breach of covenant with them. And we apprehend for 
these reasons : 

1. In that those lands are indubitably within the limits and bounds of 
his Majesty's colony of New Plymouth, contained within the express limits 
of his Royal Charter granted to them, and are within the bounds of an 
fnglish town of that colony planted by them near forty years, called See- 
conck and Swanzey." (Ply- Rec Vol. x.) 

Previous to the date of the above letter there had been a controversy 
between Plymouth and Swansea respecting the Showamett purchase. 
Swansea claimed a considerable portion of the lands included in this pur- 
chase by virtue of a deed obtained of Totomonmiucke in 1G73. The matter 
-waa finally amicably adjusted, the General Court acting for Ph-mouth and 
Mr. Samuel Luther representing Swansea. The Colony allowed Swansea 
a strip of territory extending from the Indian fence to a point near Kick- 
emuit Spring in Warren. In return Swansea quit-claimed its title to the 
remainder of the ML Hope Lands and resigned to the colony the deeds of 
Showamett land obtained of Totomommucke. (Ply. Rec. Vol. vi.) I: 
most be borne in mind that, at this period, Swansea included the northern 
part of what is now Warren. The latter town was not ceded to Rho«le 
Island imtil 1747, when it was incorporated under its present name. 

The last testimony in favor of the identity of ancient Sowams and War- 
ren which I shall offer is that of tradition. From the earliest settlement 
of the town of Swansea to the present time, tradition lias pointed out War- 
ren as the site of the Wampanoag village of Sowams. At the foot of 
Baker street in Warren is a spring of pure sparkling water, which for 
more than two centuries has borne the name of '* 3Iassasoit's Spring.'* 
The early settlers assured their grandchildren and great-grandchildren 
that the great sachem's wigwam stood near this spring. Certain it is that 
no other spring in the limits of Bristol County bears a similar name or ha^ 
a similar tradition attached to it. 

In view of the testimony offered by the Sowams, Swansea and Plymouth 
Records, supplemented by the historian Hubbard*s statement, it would 
appear that the claims of Warren are based upon a firm foundation. An 
Indian vOlage stood within its bounds. What was the name of this village 

VOL. LIU. 21 

322 Captain Edmond Blood* [3jAjj 

if not Sowams ? An English settlement was planted in close proximitT to 
the Indian town. What was this settlement if not the English SowmmB, 
where, in 1632, Gov. Prince had charge of the first trading house estaUished 
by the whites in the Sowams territory and which later became a part of the 
old town of Swansea ? For over two Imndred years Massasoit's name has 
clung to the spring of water near the brink of Warren river. Why did 
the early settlers of Swansea apply the sachem's name to this particalar 
spring ? The duty of the historian is to seek for facts. He should make 
his researches in the interest of truth alone. He should not be biased by 
local pride or local prejudice. The town of Warren has always been 
proud of its claim to the title of Sowams. If it can be proved that the 
claim is baseless, then it must be relinquished. But until actual proof to 
the contrary is offered, Warren will continue to believe that the royal 
village of Sowams did indeed lie within the limits of its fair domain. 


By J. Paul Rylands, Esq., of Birkenhead, England. 

The letter printed below was written by Capt. Edmond Blood 
of Albany, to Mrs. Mary Blood of Dublin, who was either his kina- 
woman Mary, daughter of Edmond Blood of Dunboyne, co. Meath, 
or Mary, daughter of Thomas Robins of Dublin, merchant, and 
widow of William Blood of Dublin, merchant, who was the eldest 
son of the same Edmond Blood of Dunboyne. 

The writer of the letter was the son of Thomas Blood, who was 
baptized at the chapelry of Newchurch in the parish of Winwick, 
Lancashire, on the 30th March, 1651, and the grandson of Colonel 
Tliomad Blood who attempted to steal the crown jewels in the Tower 
of London, and in consequence forfeited his estate in County Clare, 
Ireland, l)ut had a free i)ardon from King Charles II. dated the 8th 
August, 1()71. Colonel Blood died on the 21th August, 1G80, and 
was huried in Tothill Fields, London. His wife was Mary, daugh- 
ter of Lieut-Colonel John Iloleroft, Lancashire, to whom he waa 
married at Newchurch on the 1st «7une, 1650. 

''Uncle Ilolecrott Blood" mentioned in the letter was a distin- 
guished officer. He was wounded at the siege of Ciivan in 1690, 
fouirlit with ;creat coura<j:e and distinguished himself at the siejre of 
Vento, and sul)sefjuently fought at the battle of Blenheim under the 
great Duke of ■\Iarli)orough. He died at Brussels in the year 1707 
and does not seem to have left any issue. At the time of his death 
he held the rank of Brigadier General. Holcroft Blood appears to 
have been the voungest son of Colonel Blood ; there was another 
son William, of whom nothing is known. 

The father of Colonel Blood was also named Thomas, and was a 
younger son of Edmond Blood, of Kilnaboy Castle, County Clare, 
who went to Ireland, as an officer in Queen Elizabeth's lumy, about 

1899.] Captain Edmond Blood. 323 

the year 1595, and was elected Member of Parliament for the Bo- 
rough of Ennis in 1613. 

This Edmond had several sons, of whom the eldest, named Nep- 
tune because he was bom at sea, became Dean of Kilfenora in the 
year 1664, and had a younger son, also named Neptime, who was 
Dean of Kilfenora in the year 1692. 

From the elder Dean Neptune Blood several families named Blood 
descended, who own considerable estates in County Clare at the 
present time. One of the descendants of the Dean is General Sir 
Bindon Blood, K. C. B., among whose muniments the old letter was 

Possibly some American genealogist may be able to communicate 
fiirther particulars of the writer of the letter. 

jj ,„ Albany In North America July 9"*-1734- 

I reced yours about 3 days agoe of the 16*** Feb^y 173} together w*** 
a Copy of your former said to be sent by M^ Keunar who is not yet arrived. 
I am verry much oblidged to you and return you my hearty thanks for y® 
&voar as alsoe for y® pains you have been at about y^ affair. I am satisfyd 
that Tho' Blood whom you Menc6n in yours and who was my Grandfather 
was Intituld to a Considerable estate but what became of Itt I am wholy at 
loss to know for ever since I was eight year old I have been abroad in y® 
Service of y* Crown and My Father dyeing soon after I was born and before 
my Grandfather both y* Estate & I were under y* Care of My Mother & 
nude Holecroft Blood and my Mother dyeing in Dublin whilst I was in 
Holand the whole Came to My Uncle who if he has sold any part of it it 
miist be w%ut any other right than as Guardian to me for My Father 
whose name was Tho' was Eldest son to Tho* Blood who stole y® Crown & 
he dyeing before my Grandfather y^ estate of my Grandfather must Ime- 
adiatly descend to me he dying w'^out Will as I bel'. 

In your letter you Informe y^ y® Lands Lyeing in y* County of meath 
Sl Wicklow were by Patent from Charles y* 1** Granted to my Grandfather 
& y^ iu King Charles y® 2^*** time he was attainted and his lands forfeited to 
y* Crown who Granted them to one Barnes for a terme of years Ending 
May 1697 If soe I am apprehensive My Grandfather never was in the 
actaall posHon of those Lands after y^ obtaining his pardon he dyeing 
before y® Term granted to Barnes Expired & I am apprehensive y^ the L*^ 
Lisbom possed the Lands in y^ County of Meath under y® Grant to Barnes 
bat how Joseph Henry became Intituld to said Lands is what I Can't Con- 
ceive you say that M" Kennar apply ed to the Com" to seize s^ Lands for 
y* use of y* Crown and y* Hugh Henry y® Gentleman now In possion sent 
to England for y^ pardon of My Grandfather if soe it's probable he like- 
wise shew'd how he derived his title to s*^ lands under y^ Pardon this might 
be leam'd from one of y* Com" or from y® Attorney or SolF Gen" who 
w*^ut doubt were made Acquainted w"* it If M' Henry's Title Can't be 
leam'd by this means there must be search made into y^ Records and if 
nothing may be discover'd there and he is unwilling to shew his title he 
mast be Compell'd to Discover y^ same by a short Bill in Equity for nothing 
Can possibly be done in the affair w^out knowing w^ and from whom 
Joseph Henry derived his title I have got my son In Law Williams who 
is lately Come from Dublin to write to his father and to waite on you and 

324 Captain Edmond Blood. [J^y 

y^ he together w^ yoar kind assistance may make y* best Inquiries and doe 
w^Ever else is requisite in the affair and to advise w^ proper psoas how to 
Manage the same and will Expect y^ as you have allready began ace yon 
will Continue your good offices in makeing y® best discoveries yoa possibly 
Can of y® affair w^ shall be allways Gratefully acknowledge and begg 
you'l Constantly let me hear from you and know w^ is doeing therein w* 
Ever Expences you are at in y® affair be pleased to let me know & I shall 
make punctuall remittances either to London or Dublin as Convenienoej 
offers I sho^ be unwilling to goe to Ireland w^'^out haveing a proabiiity 
of Success I shall therefore govern Myself by the advise's w*^ I shall recdve 
from you and w^ I hope you will be soe kind as to send me from time to 

I shant Expect M' Kennar here now untill the latter End of October or 
November there being noe Ships Expected from England here sooner unlets 
he Comes by the way of Boston or Philadelphia. 

Pray in your next let me know who My Uncle Holdcroft Blood sold f 
Lands in y^ County of Wicklow to & who are now In the possion of them 
pray give my kind service my wife & Daughters to your Father and yoar 
good Familey. 

I am Mad'" your sincere 

verry h15te serv^ and Kinsman 

Edh^ Blood. 
be pleased to Direct for Capt° Edmond Blood at M*^ Henry Hollandi 
Merch^ in Albany North America to be forwarded by M' Joseph Mioa 
Merch' In London pray forward y® enclosed as Directed by the Post. 

t Addressed] To M" Mary Blood In Meath Street, Dublin, Ireland. 
Endorsed] Ans** Feb'^ 16 173|. 

Notes to the above akticle, by Walter K. Watkins, Esq., 

OF Chelsea, Mass. 

In the Colonial Series of New York, Vol. 1, Edmund Blood appears as 
a Lieutenant in Capt. Henry Holland's Company, Independent Fusileers. 
1711 ; also 5 Nov., 1711, as one of ** the s