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William Jenks, David Hamblen, 

TiMOTHT Farrar, Frederic Kiddeb, 

Ltman Mason. 

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No. 87 GooffMS Strett, Boiton. 


[Tndez of IX axes of Personfl tt the end of the volame.] 


▲tmanacks, interlcftTcd, 18; early printed, 20: In 
PhliadelphU, 20 

Anns of :*amner, V2M 

Antomipht, W. Sumner, ITM; Edward Snniner, 
128^: Increve ^'n^lner, 128/; Sam'l Shrimp- 
ton. 128r; John Teaman*, 12«< ; Wm. Hyulop, 
Darld Ujrflop, 128tf ; John Dane, John Dane, 
Sen., Francis Dane, 147; Michael Barstow, 
171; Sfanon Bradstn«t, 814; Anne Bradstreet, 
314; Samuel Mavericke. 878 

Barfaadoe*, Records fhnn, 206 

Barnstable, Inscriptions from, 214 

Bible of the Adams Family. 283 

Bkfraphlea. See Mkmoieb 

Books/ Revievs and Notices of, 88 to 94 
Alden's Medical Profession, 88 
BartleU's Bailey's Jonrnal, 91 
Buckingham -s Mech. Char. Ass'n, 92 
Cbapin's Glastonbury Centennial, 91 
Cothren's Ilist. Ancient Woodbury, 186 
Baton's Hist. CandU, 98 
OreenleaTs QenMlogj, 290 
Orevnleaf, T., Funeral Sermmi on, 196 
Hodges' Geneakwy. 195 ' 

HollUter's Hist. Conneetlent, 290 
Jackson's Hist Newton, 290 
Loring's Boston Orators, 292 
Masoushusetts Colony Recorda, 295, 869 
Massachusetts Register, 194 
Nash Genealogy, 194 
New Uampehire An. Register, 196 ^ 
Rices Hist of Worthlngton, 98 
Sparks' Defence of Washington's Writlogt, 94 
Wlllard's Centen. at Lancaster, 98 
Winthrop's Hist. New England, 88 
Wokott's Rock lUU Addrms, 94 

Boston, Early Recorda of, 37. 846, 849 

Boston Comer, 215 

Boston, news of the King's death reeeired, 18; great 
fire in, 19; James It. proclaimed in, i6.; a 
market ordered, 20; Johnson burying»gronnd, 
88; mail eommunlcation with New York, 108; 
anew theatre, 116; a Prince's visit to, 117; 
Gen. Washington in, 190; small-pox In, 826; 
great contentions in the ehnrches, 827; man 
hanged Ibr theft, 827 ; an Indian hainged there, 
827;>otberi, 828; persons killed by an explo- 
sion of powder, 829 ; damage fhnn a tempest, 
•fr.; exccut^ns for murdering Indians, 880; 
great lira, i6. ; small-pox, i6. ; another fire, 831 ; 
•ukide, 382: Edes' ship-yard, 888; Chardon 
street, 298 

Bradford, Early Marriages in, 286 

Bradstreet's Journal, 325 

Braintree, Sooth Parish Records found, 225 

Bread and Boards in early times, 86 

Ghmhrldga, Early Reeords of, 846 

Oapdia, Notieo of Eaton's History of, 98 


^arlastown. Early Records of, 846 

GhamingflunB, (Candia), 98 

Oiarter of Msasachnsetts, the original, 96 

Cochitaa brook, 70; dale, 146 

Gooeord« Early Records of, 847 

OoBBoetteiit, extract fhmi a History of, 290 

SaaYUfl, Inscriptions from. 78 
^ " B,lar^Beooidfof,847 

Depositions about Noddle's Island, 884; Penobseot, 

Descendants of Got. Bradstreet, 818; of Dr. Fnak- 
Un, 874 

Donations to Library, 104, 190, 296, 877 

Doomsday-book, 835, 869 

DoTer, Eariy Settlers of. 68, 129, 268 

Dutch Invasion of N. England, 867 

Earthquake great, of 1755, 289 

Egremont, 215 

Essex County, population of, 75 

Essex and Old Nocfolk, Early Settlers of, 49, 168 

Exeter, Freeman at, 77 

Foxborongh Cemetery Address, 94 [868 

Funeral Sermons, Basearehes among, 29, 179, 289, 

Genealogies of~ 

Adams, 41 Johnson. 282, 8S0 

Allerton, 270 Lewis, 47 

Bailey, 91 lilies, 261 

Bangs, 868-69 Perkins, 100 

Bowdoin, 247 Roberts, 68 

Bradstivet, 812 Robins, 64. 178, 261 

Bridges, 268 Rollins, 258-68 

Cradoek, tJ Beammon, 66 

Gushing, 41. 46 8poflbrd,8S6 

CuUar, tH. »7; ▼»!. 8tarbuek,68, 189 
Dane, 148 [269 Strong. 180-88 

Dexter, 848 Smith, 66 

EUot, 45, 269 Sumner, 128'/ 

Foxeroft, 171, 260 Tibbets, 180-88 

Frye, 2»-27 Townsend, 184 

OooUn, It. 188 Toasr, 264 

Harris, 172 Tuttle, 182-84 

BInkley, 170 Twombly, 268 

Hirst. 260 Waldrrm, 78 

Hopkins, tL 48 Walter. 209 

Humphrey, 260 Weld, 207 

HunUngton, 186 Wantworth, 43, 246 

Glastonbury, Centennial at, 91 

Great Barrington, Indian Dead of, 815 

Green Rirer, 215 

Guilford, siekneas at. 826 

Hartford, Church troubles there, 827 

Hatfield, persons killed by Indians. 380 [800 

Historical Societiea, Old Colony, 200: Wisconsin, 

Hog-isUnd, 20 

Indians, 21, 22, 215, 289 

Indian War Papers, 289-48 

1ndianChlldren,StfrTants, 270-78; one hanged In 
Boston, 827; another, 828; war with, ^-80: 
some miurdered, ih. ; murder some English, 881 

Inscriptions. 78, 76, 214, 285, 248, 128<, 286, 186 j 

Ipswieh-Canada, tI. 868 

Irish, some brought over, 77 

Journal, by Rer. Simon Braditreat, 826 

Lakerille. Inseriptlonsjn6 

Lancaster, Address at 200th AnnlTonary, 98 

Letter of Rer. Andrew EUot, 878 

Lisbon destroyed by an Earthquaka, 289 

Lyndeboro'. Materials for a History of, 94 

Maine, Indian War in, 177, 289; other afUrs, 887 

Marblehead, Materials for a History oL 888 

Marrtagas and Deaths, 96, 196, 294, 876 

Marahfleld. borials in, 191-98. 228-80 

Massachusetts Colony Reeords, 196; who was lint 
Governor of, 87 

Slembwt, alMtion ot, VA^'ISId 


General Index. 

Memoirs of— 
AllertoD, 2ri5 
AppIetOD, i) 
ItowJoin, 247 
BraJstre4>\ 313 
Kro .k*. 297 
Clup, 248 
rra»lf^k, 26 
Gro-(». 3:j 
Cu»liiuij;, 41, 45 

Dex'or 248 
EJdy, 201 
Foxoroft, 171 
(tore, ,'I5 
Paddock, 2ol 
Saniner. 1(6 
TowDMnd, 18i 
Wlllard, 262 
WilUaiu8, 171 

Blilford. Ohuich Memberii, 170 

Montiroiln, Ini*cHptiun to Jefrerronf 235 

Blount Wiuihiiifrton. 216 

Kairative of John Dane. 147 156 

Newixirv, MateriaU for the llifltory of, 72; troubles 

thi'fv. 274 
New Knirland, Winthrop'a History of. by J-Sarnfre, 

\iZ-\^^\ Ordon io ('ouncilconceruiiig, 135; liliip 

IVsire built iu, 140 
New Kngland Chronolo*^, IS 
New IlmnpRliire, Deodiid tg Wlicolwright, 90 
NoiT llainpNhiip. Petition <>f SeUlen of, 233 
New London. Murtler at, 831 
Newton. History of, 290 
Now Wit\x., Mail ('ommunlcation with, ninety^eight 

^(•nrft ago, 103 i 

New Yf»ik. taken by tho Dutch. 320 
No^Mlo's Inland, I'eti'ion about, 33i 
Norfolk. Early Settlers of. See £s8£X. 
Norf )lk Cuuutv. Medical ProfesAon, 93 
Nor^ev «ark. 8«i 

Old Colony IlL-<torical Society, 200 
Old Colony Inscriptions, 285 | 

Padlock, u reniarkablo one, 75 ! 

Payments for tho Itegbter, 104, 200, 235, 378 I 

Pedigrees. Sec aciiBALOOixs. 

Penobscot, Depositions about, 287 

Pcquot War, 290-291 

Portlnnd, Initcriptionx from. 7G 

Prentice Family, Note on, 833 

Prince's Subscribers, Memoirs of, 41, 247, 171 

Provincetown, Uecords of, 217 

Kcminiscence#. by Gen. Sumner, 187 

Khode Island Affain*, 293, 857, 362 

Salcm-Oanada, 94 

i<alis)>ur\', Kariv SctUen of, 79, 167, 223 

Salmon FaUs, 'il 

Sheffield, formerly Great Barrlngton, 215 

Small I'oz, 21 

Taunton, Early Schoolmaster at, 15G 

Theatricals. Ii6 

Topsfleld, Extract from Records of, 77 

Uncle Sam, Origin of, 377 

Vermont, StatlsUctf conceming, 103 

Weathersflcld, damage by Lightning, 828; Harder 

there by Indiaiu*, 332 
West Newbury, Antlauity, 185 
West Koxbury, Inscriptions, 243 
Weymouth, Karly Records of, 348 
Whale, one caught below the Cajttle, 327 
Wllloughbv, County Lincoln. Uecord from. 2.')! 
Wills, 1:3, 66. 69, 71. 128f, 145, 109. 275. 809, 351 
U Inchendon. ri. 8t» 

Wilton, N. H , Materials for a lllstorv of, 94 
Wi:^consin, the >tate Uistorical Society of, 200 
\i*itchcraft. one burnt for. 1786, 288 
Wobuni, Murder there. S2H 
Woo<lbury. Notice of the iUstory of; 1G3 
Worthlngton. Rice's IIistoi:>' of,*93 
Wrentham, England, Correspondence, 245 


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TOL. VIII. JANUARY, 1864. NO'.'/r 


Samuel Appleton was the oldest member of a family whose 
name, during the last half century, has been intimately associated 
with the prosperity of Boston, and with all of its most important 
interests. He himself might have been singled out as the model 
of what a merchant should be. Alike high-minded in gaining 
and public spirited in using his means — in his industry and liberal 
enterprise, his scrupul6us uprightness and large beneficence, he 
was one of the most marked men of a profession, which includes 
within its ranks so much of the energy, enterprise and talent of 
New England. 

Mr. Appleton was a native of New Ipswich, N. H., and was 
bom June 22, 1766. He commenced life with no advantages, 
except the inestimable one of being trained in childhood in the 
home of judicious and excellent parents. His father, Dea. Isaac 
Appleton, was one of the most respected citizens of New Ipswich, 
but, like all his neighbors, was subject to the deprivations and 
hardships of what then was a newly settled country. 

In a family of twelve brothers and sisters, Samuel was the third. 
Except such instruction as he received at home, all his opportuni- 
ties of education were confined to a few interrupted weeks, each 
year, from the age of ten to sixteen, in the district 'School. He 
however made such good use of his opportunities that, at seven- 
teen, he was himself selected to teach a school, and was so suc- 
cessful that during the succeeding winters, and so long as he was 
willing to engage in the office of teaching, his services were in 
great request in his own and in the neighboring towns. To the 
day of his death, he took the greatest delight in recalling the 
scenes, the friendships and the labors of these seasons of school- 
keeping/ when the teacher often had scholars older than himself; 
when he was sometimes obliged to be a hard student at home that 
he might keep in advance of his pupils at school, and when his 
sovereignty over the young republicans about him required the 
exercise of prudence and self control as well as vigor. 

kii ipecial 
dK ploi^ He 
3 tbe wmj opening 
ill the 
[ OoL JeweU, and 
lAcsrnfdi at New IpswiA, widi Cliiilfii Btae«, Esq. These 
fidda bovercr were too nanvw for liii — iTii wai In 1794, at the 
MgB of 28, be ttiahlisiied himaelf as a meiehaiil in Boston, and 
firom ibat time Im eareer was cme of ioiinlmv]iied aoid honorable 
proaperitfaniQaefiiliieeB. In 179% ha viatad&igjhiid^ and hav- 
ing JbfXDed a paitnenbip with hit yoimgier teoiher, Hon. Nathan 
Appletoo, he waa for many yeaoa engaged Teiy extensmly in the 
tmpcirtation of English goods. At a later period he waa largely 
interested in the Cotton Tnamifurtnre^ which, with a wise foresight 
of the future indnstnal wants of the country, bad been introduced 
tbrongh the agency of his brother, ^^ting in comiection with 
two or three associates, first at Walthant, and afterwards at l^owell. 
As he grew older, he gradnally withdrew from business, and at 
length retired from any active participation in it. But he retired 
from business only to give his thoughts more exclusively to 
objects of kindness, charity, and public utility. 

One of the beautiful traits of his character was his strong attach* 
ment for everything connected with his early life. He never 
forgot his birthplace ; and its interests were his interests. In any 
matter relating to its general welfare, he would have been very 
sorry if the people of his native town had forgotten to ask him for 
his aid. Among other things^ the Academy, which was largely 
indebted to his liberality for the funds which have placed it on a 
ptTomnent foundation, will be for him a lasting memoiiaL His 
early fricridH never lost their hold on his interest, and there was 
no part of \ih which ho took such pleasure in recalling as he did 
the scenes and labors and struggles of his youth. One of the 
Rurost tests nf an unspoiled heart — he carried through life the af- 
fections, tho sirniilc Uistes, and the cheerfulj hopeful feelings of his 
earliest years* 

A ?*lranger on seeing him, we think, would have been first 
struck by his np|mrent simplicity and open-hearted honesty. It 
was m his manner, in his look, and in the tones of his voice. 
There was no mistaking it. He was an honest man. Without 

1854.] Notice of Samuel Appleton. 11 

subterfuge or disguise, incapable of anything indirect or under- 
handed, he had no concealments of his own, and anything in the 
form of a secret was to him a trouble and a burden. He knew of 
but one way of speaking, and that was, to say straight on, the 
truth. It was a principle grown into a necessity of his moral 
life. He did not know what else to say. It might be difficult 
to utter it, but he really could not help it. And so out of the 
simplicity of his nature his yea was yea, and his nay, nay. This 
was allied with the kindest and tenderest feelings. No one felt 
more pain in giving pain to another. But though he might be 
kind, and gentle, and tender, he could not help being honest. He 
was himself so thoroughly upright that it was hard for him to 
doubt the honesty of other men, and, as is so often the case, men 
were really to him what he expected them to be. Said the wri- 
ter of this notice to him, — and the answer threw light alike on 
his own character and on the character of merchants generally, — 
<< You have been long engaged in business, under a great variety 
of circumstances, and in different countries ; — what is your opin- 
ion in regard to the honesty of mankind ? " " Very favorable ;" 
he replied. << Very generally I think they mean to be honest. I 
have never in my life met with more than three or four cases in 
which I thought a man intended to be dishonest, in dealing with 

A striking evidence of his character, and of the way in which 
he himself was regarded, occurred on the only occasion during 
his life when he was sued. About the year 1820, a merchant 
tailor, named Endicot, died, leaving a residue of his estate to a 
Baptist Society. Among his papers was a note signed by Sam- 
uel Appleton, and endorsed by Dacoster & Marshall, for a few 
hundred dollars. The Committee of the Society called on Mr. 
Appleton for payment. The handwriting was so very like his, 
that it was impossible to distinguish one from the other ; but he 
refused to pay it, declaring it to be, in spite of the resemblance, a 
forgery. A suit was brought on the note, which was in fact out- 
lawed. He would not, however, allow any plea of this kind to 
be made, but steadily denied the signature. As the endorsement 
was evidently genuine, and no other person of the same name 
was known, the whole matter was enveloped in mystery. This 
was increased by the fact that he had had dealings with the house 
of Dacoster & Marshall, as appeared by his books, though noth- 
ing was found in them to confirm this note. On the trial, his 
brother was called as one of the witnesses. He testified that 
he could not distinguish the signature from Mr. Appleton's 
handwriting; but that, as he himself had kept the books at 
the time, and his brother's notes were always paid when due, 
and there was no trace of such a note, it could not be genuine. 
Notwithstanding this admitted resemblance of the handwriting, 

and noltrithstanding the charge of the Jodg^ was rather against 
the defendant^ the Jcuy foimd a Terdiet in hs faTor. Mr. D. EUis 
was foreman ; and he stated that the rerdict vas founded on the 
fact that the Jury was quite sore thai Hr. Appleton would not 
dispnte the payment of the note, excepc on the certainty that he 
did not owe it. 

Mr. A., however, was not satisfied to leave the matter here, if 
it were possible to unrarel the mystery. Some years after, he 
WB3 in Italy, and went to Naples, where Mr. Degen at that time 
resided, — ^the gentleman who was assignee of Dicoster &^ Mar- 
shall; and had made the endorsement in their behalf. His first 
step on landing was, not to visit any of the wonders of nature or 
art, but to search out Mr. D., who, in answer to his enquiries, 
stated that he perfectly well recollected the circumstance of there 
being such a note, but that the signer of the note was a ship- 
master of the same name, who resided in Portland, and who had 
been dead for some years. Besides his memory of the event, he 
had at his country house the books of the firm, and on examining 
them, they were found to confirm entirely Mr. Appleton's convic- 
tions, and to show the reasonableness of the confidence placed by 
his neighbors and fellow-citizens in his accuracy and integrity. 

Mr. A. was the artificer of his own fortune. He was, — what so 
many who are described as such, are uot^^-essentially a self-made 
man. From early youth, he had nothing on which to rely but 
his own resources of mind and character. The friends whom he 
never failed to find, and of whom no man had more, were at- 
tracted to him by his own merits. No one owed less in early life 
to what is termed good fortune. Every advancing step was the 
legitimate result of preceding self-denial, foresight, integrity, and 
cheerful labor. A full account of his early career would be a 
hardly less instructive one to young men, than that of Franklin. 
Nothing could furnish a better commentary on the selfish folly of 
those who think that they do well to be angry with the world, 
because it does not load them with prosperity before they have 
done anything to descrv^e it. He was an accomplished merchant, 
but his prosperity, instead of being accidental, was owing to years 
of persevering industry, to his uprightness, to a singularly quick 
perception of character, and to a native good sense and soundness 
of judgment, which wontd have made him successful in any vo- 
cation that he might have chosen. 

He doubtless had the New England love of success in what 
he undertook. But there were things which he valued more than 
success. He valued a liberal heart in his own bosom» and an 
imreproaching conscience, more than he did money. Mammon 
was never his god, but his servant. His gains had on them no 
dark spots. In recalling the early years of mercantile life, when 
habits were forming, and temptations to one struggling into busi- 

1854.] Notice of Samuel Appleion. 13 

ness with limited means were many, it gratified him to remember 
that he never was sued, and during that time had never instituted 
a suit against any one ; that he made very few bad debts ; that 
he never lost a good customer, and that of the many orders given 
him to be filled very much at his own discretion, the case scarcely 
occurred in which any complaint ever reached his ear, of the 
manner in which it had been executed. He never sought large 
profits ; he would not make money out of other men's necessities, 
and throughout life, carrying out to the letter his notions of obe- 
dience to law, he would never receive more than the legal rate of 
interest for what he had loaned. He accumulated a fortune, be- 
cause he was a sagacious and accomplished man of business, and 
not because of any grasping passion for accumulation. On the 
' contrary, instead of the love of money growing with his years, 
during the latter part of life, he systematically limited its increase. 
Among his papers is one dated 1823, containing some resolutions 
which he hoped to carry out with more fidelity than he had done 
before. Among them, he says, '' I promise, during the following 
year, to spend the whole of my income, either in frivolity, amuse- 
ment, public utility, or benevolence." Although the last object 
is introduced so casually, those who were acquainted with him 
will understand how large a place it held in his thoughts. An- 
other similar paper is found for 1828, in which, after saying in 
general terms that he has observed men, as they have grown old 
in years, growing anxious about property till they have seemed to 
think of little else, and wishing to avoid that state of mind, he 
promises that during the ensuing year he will spend the whole of 
his income; making, however, with the careful forethought of 
one who meant to perform what he resolved, the single reserva- 
tion of so large a part of the dividends on his manufacturing 
stocks, as should be required to pay any new assessments. How 
large and liberal were his ideas of one's duty to promote the wel- 
fare of others, is seen in the fact that the amount which he gave 
away during his life, was scarcely less than what he had retained 
for himself. 

His relations with his kindred were always of the most inter- 
esting kind. Many of his brothers and sisters had large families ; 
and among their children, as a matter of course, was every variety 
of fortune. Having no children of his own, he adopted into the 
circle of his affections the children of his brothers and sisters ; and 
during the latter years of his life, no single thing engrossed so 
much of his thoughts, as their interest and happiness. 

In 1819 he married Mrs. Mary Gore. This is no place in 
which to speak of domestic life, but it may be said that while 
happy in so many other things, he deemed himself to have been 
sigiudiy blessed in this relation. There never was a more sun- 
shiny home ; and for the sunshine which filled it, it was his hap- 

14 Notice of Samuel Appleion. [Jan. 

pincss to feel that he was indebted to the character and affection 
of the wife whom he loved* 

It would be difficult to imagine a more beautiful old age. 
During its last years he was confined very much to his room and 
to his chair ; but those who were dearest to him were always 
near him* His room was the great centre of domestic attraction 
and enjoyment. His heart was so warm» and fresh, and sympa- 
thetic, that others felt that their pleasures were doubled by his 
participation in them ; and on the contrary, he could never enjoy 
ajiything alone. The words of Ben Jonson described his habit- 
ual feeling : 

" That is bat half a joy, is all our own/' 

On any afternoon that you might visit him, you were likely to 
find around him some of those who in former years had been en- 
gaged with him in bnsiness, or his kindred, or the young children 
of his old friends, for his affectionate nature drc%v the young to him 
not less than those who were more advanced ; and there too you 
met a constant succession of persons who sought his aid for pub- 
lic objects, or private charities. To consider and meet these calls 
was indeed the great work of his later years. He held his for- 
tune as a means of usefulness, and there was scarcely a day in the 
year in which he did not contribute more or less to some benev- 
olent object. He of course exercised his own judgment as to 
whether he would give or not give, and he carried into his works 
of benevolence the same good sense and clearness of mind which 
had characterized him as a merchant ; but he would have taken 
it unkindly if, in any enterprise fur the public good, or any pur- 
pose of private charity, he had been overlooked by his friends. 
It is sometimes an ungracious task to ask men to contribute 
money ; but Mr. Appleton, whether he saw fit to give or to de- 
cline giving, made you understand that he considered that you 
had done him a favor in letting him have the opportunity. He 
not only gave with no grudging hand, but he was very likely to 
addj that if, after applying to others, there should still be a defi* 
ciency, he would like to be called on again. 

During the latter part of his life, he made it a rule to spend his 
whole income every year ; and there was scarcely any public en- 
terprise within that period, or any work of utility, or any charita- 
ble institution, or any effort to promote education in the city of 
Boston, to which he was not a large contributor Nor were his 
benefactions confined to the city of his home ; but throughout 
New England his name will be permanently connected with the 
charitable, educational and religious institutions which received 
aid from his ready and large-hearted munificence. 

But that which characterized his old age more than anything 
else, was a constantly growing interest in the welfare of the poor. 

1854.] Notice of Samuel Appleion. 15 

He regularly placed large sums in the hands of physicians and 
others who were in the way of seeing those in destitutiofi, and 
on whose good sense and good feeling he relied, to be distributed 
as their judgment should dictate. He could not bear to think 
that any one, whom he could relieve, should suflFer from want. 
It was Cecil, we think, who said that he always thought of the 
world as divided into two heaps, one of happiness and the other 
of misery, and that it was his purpose to take something from the 
latter and to add something every day to the former. No one 
ever acted more habitually on this idea than Mr. Appleton. With 
the habits and decision brought out of a struggling and energetic 
manhood, there were many things he could resist ; but a poor 
child, or a poor man, he could not resist. He could not resist 
any tale of want, and though uttered in a whisper, he heard it 
above all the noise of the world. 

Those were the only unsatisfactory days to him, in which he 
had not done something to promote some one's welfare, or to re- 
lieve some one's distress. And all this was done so modestly, so 
kindly, so much as if he were receiving a favor, that the man- 
ner doubled its value. He gave money to the poor in such a 
way that they gave him back their hearts. He bore all his fac- 
ulties so meekly, his manners were characterized by such an 
inbred courtesy, and his good deeds were so simple and unalloyed, 
that they awakened in all around him kind and friendly feelings. 
It is said of Raphael that the influence of his genial and kindly 
character was such, that " the painters who worked around him 
lived in perfect harmony, as if all bad feelings were extinguished 
in his presence, and every base, unworthy thought had passed 
from their minds." So Mr. A.'s character seemed to create 
around him a sphere of just thoughts and kind affections. 

His religious views and feelings partook of the simplicity of his 
general character. Though he had decided opinions, he never 
took any strong interest in questions of controversial theology. 
His experience of life had taught him that good men were con- 
fined to no theological party, and it was his conviction that the 
fundamental principles of religion, m spite of minor differences, 
were received by all sects. His nature was not speculative but 
practical, and religion with him took a practical form. He 
thought little of words and much of the substance. Better words 
to describe him, as he appeared in his habitual course, could 
hardly be chosen, than those in which the prophet gives the com- 
prehensive test of a right life : — " What doth the Lord require of 
thee, but to do justly, to love mercy, and walk humbly before 
God." He had the trusting heart of the child ; and the practical 
form which his faith in a spiritual life assumed, was touchingly 
illustrated in an incident that occurred during the year preceding 
his own death. A favorite nephew, to whom he had bec^vie^\.\\»^ 

No tice of Sa muel App hto n . [Jan * 

in his will a large proportional amount of his estate, died before 
hinii and by tlie terms of the will, a half-sister, between whom 
and Mr. A. there was no blood relationshipj became entitled to 
these bequests. The executor called Mn Appteton's attention to 
the fact, thinking that he might wish to make some change in 
the disposition of his property. After taking the subject into full 
consideration, his reply was, ** If, in the other world, there is any 
knowledge of what is done in this, I should not like to have my 
nephew, whom Iso loved and trusted, find that my first act, on 
learning his death, is the revocation or curtailment of a bequest 
made in his favor, and which, if he had survived me, would have 
eventually benefited her who was nearest and d&rest to him. 
The will must stand as it is." 

He died withont issue, at his residence in Boston, July 12, 
1853, having just entered on the eighty-eighth year of his age. 
His death was as tranrpiil as his life. He had always dreaded a 
lingering dissolution, and his desire that the last hour might come 
suddenly was gmuted* On the last morning of his life, he en- 
joyed his usual health. During the day he had suffered some 
pain and uneasiness, but the remedies applied had relieved him, 
and he said, *^ I will now try to sleep.*' He composed him- 
self for this purpose, and sunk into slumber* In a few mo^ 
ments, however, Mrs, Appleton was alarmed by his louder breath- 
ing ; she ran to his bed-side^ and summoned an attendant. He 
was lying in the same attitude of repose. He was sleeping, but 
*'the sleep that had fallen upon him so gently was the sleep of 
death ! " 

His mind retained its vigor and clearness to the very last, and 
up to the closing hours of life, he had been employed on thoughts 
and plans of beneficence. The sinking sun went down through 
a twilight over which collected all the beauty of the day. 

*^ Sure ifae la^t end 

or the good man i» peace. How calm his exit I 
Night dews fall Dot more calmly on the groundj 
Nor weary, worn -out winds eipire so aolt.'* 

Mr. Appleton was one of those men who not only give a char- 
acter to the community in which they live, but who create its 
character. His enterprise, his great soundness of judgment, his 
stainless integrity, and his liberality, made him one of those 
standards of character by which men around measure themselves 
and others. Such men raise the general average of character 
throughout the community. Illiberal customs, and underhanded 
methods of business, are shamed away from their presence. The 
young honor and imitate, and those who are older, take a heart- 
ier interest in whatever relates to the general good. We are 
accustomed to speak of the benevolent acts of such a man* but 

1854.] Notice of Samuel Appleton. 17 

infinitely greater than the immediate good done to the recinients 
of the charity, is the general feeling of liberality which such acts 
awaken and keep alive in the community. Three men, near 
neighbors, intimate friends, associated much together in common 
pursuits, died nearly together : Mr. Amos Lawrence, Mr. Robert 
G. Shaw, and Mr. Appleton. Without detracting from the merits 
of others, it cannot be doubted that these men stood second to 
none in their liberality towards all objects that had a bearing on 
the general welfare, and that any reputation which Boston may 
have, was owing, in at least a full proportion, to their character. 
But whatever of good they may have done to individuals or insti- 
tutions, the greatest good came from the modest, unpretending 
uprightness and liberality of their lives, which showed that men 
might accumulate money and yet value it for its true uses; which 
gave the visible proof that successful labors did not require the 
drying up of the heart, and which established a standard of wise 
and large beneficence. A few accomplished and successful men 
of business, if they are at the same time selfish and sordid, will 
lower the whole moral feeling of the business community in 
which they live. And, on the contrary, if right minded, gener- 
ous, just, living for others as well as themselves, they elevate 
the whole morsd character of business life. 

There are many who are liberal after their death, who give 
wisely, perhaps, that which they can no longer retain. Mr. Ap- 
pleton will be remembered as one who, all his days, made use of 
prosperity to promote the welfare of others, whose heart grew 
liberal, and whose hand was opened wider as his means in- 
creased ; and Whose unostentatious course was, from the begin- 
ning, like that of a stream through the valley, giving fertility to 
the whole region through which it flows, and like that too, 
hiding itself under the very verdure which it has nourished. He 
has passed from this world, followed by kind, affectionate and 
grateful memories ; and at that day, whose inquisition all may 
fear, and when the best may shrink from answering for them- 
selves, we may believe that he shall be one of that number — 
most blessed — who shall have many to bear witness for them — 
one of those of whom the poor shall say, " he relieved our neces- 
sities ;" and the naked, <' he clothed us ;" and the sick and in 
prison, '<he visited us;" and the orphan, the friendless and the 
forsaken, '< when we thought oiurselves forgotten by man, by him 
we were remembered." 

LoNGEviTT OF duAKERs. — The late census returns in England 
reveal the singular fact, that the average age attained by this 
peaceful sect is fifty-one years two months and twenty-one days, 
while half of the population of this country die before reaching 
the age of twenty-one, and the aveftige duration of life, the world 
over, is but thirty-three years. — [New^per^ 9 iSqpt.^ \ftSi, 


New England Chronology* 



Derived from a volume of Interttared JUmaTiacks^ tphich belonged to Judge Sewally 
find interMptrttd throughout tmlh his manttscripi memoranda ; now in poiHSsion 
o/Fh£i>eiuc KtDD^a, En^p 

[Prepared for the Presa by ibe Editor of the Ke^stcr.] 

[Continued from Vol. VII, page 346.) 

Apl. 3. Joscpl* Eliot & I grafted some walnut trees 14, 1685» Ship 
arriues from Newcastle 6e brings Ncwes of y» Death of Charles 
y^ 2d & Proclamation of Jnmes y*^ 2d. King : The Master 
brought a coyple of printed Proclanialions relating to y* affain 
Newes came to us as were busy openiug y« nomination just be- 
fore dinner. Vete 

In y** morn, before 1 went, y« Gov^ told me y' a sh[>m^ had been 
with Iiim from Nevis, who told him y* y* Govf Stapleton should 
say we should hauc a new governour before he got to Boston. 
Carried my wife to George Baifsio*s yest"*. Apl. I3lh* 

Ap]« 16. Thorsday, a vessel arriues from London ; bringing orders to 
y« several Colonies to proclaim y*^ King. Mr, B lath way t writes 
to Simon Bradstrcct, Esq. Superscribed — For his Maj'* Ser- 
vice — advising y^ would, be for best for us early to do it ; & 
our charter being vQcnted in law, wosy* reason we not writ to. 
waa a letter writt to Sim. Brad street » Mr. Stoughlon, Dudley, 
Bulkly, Shrimplon, Wharton, to y* same purpose, 6l copies of 
Proclamations filPd up to Plimouih or at least of y*' letter writt 
to y- [lhem.| 

ApU 20. Mond. K. is proclaimed 8 Comp» 6e> Troop 3 volleys canon, 
child kills itself with a knife. 

ApL 23, Thorsd. Mother Sewall comes by water in Stephen Green- 
leaf to see us, 

ApL 28, Ttiesd, Begin to wean litll*^ Hull 

29. Wed, The vessel of wh^'h Ma*. Solley dyM Master in Lon- 
don, arriues 6l brings Gazetts to y« 2* of March. King buried 
Feb. 24, even. 

May 1, Frid. Mother BewnU goes to Solem, My wife and I accompa- 
ny h*ir to Crtpt, MarshaPs 6i there take lave. An Apsom [Aps- 
ham ?] nmn of ab* 6. w. pass, arriues y* day. Mr. Smith from 
Barbados & others. Father Town buried at Cambridge ihts day. 

May 3. Sab. A letter from y* North Ch. rrad, wherein Messengers 
desired in order to Ordaining Mr, Cotton Mather, [irom] Boston, 

16S5, " By Nalh. Matktr, Philom.''— Boston in New E>g, Printed 
by ^ for Samml Green. 1685, [ No Uems in this ] 

1086. By S. D.— Cambridor : Printed by Samutl Gretn, Sen, Printer 
to Harvard Collcdge in JV. Eng. A D. 1688, " For y* wor» 
Samuel Sowall Esq'**-" Delivered me p y« Gov' Jan' 2L 1685-6. 
Sent il seems by y« author.'* 

Mar. 5, Supply Clap,— 9. 3, Sepult 
It. James MormiL 

April 2. 6. Obit Mr. T. Thacher. 
%C. 3. S. Cotton Mr. 

1854] New England Chronology. * 19 

[Printed items from the foot of the Calendar pages foUow] 

May — Prom the planting of the Three Vaited Colonyes in New 
England till the year 1679. Haue dyed Seventeen sustayning 
office in our Commonwealths, wherof Seven were Goevnors ; 
Two deputy Govemours : 8 assistants. Printed Chron. at foot 
of May. 

June 18. Hull moritar. 19. Sepultus est. MS, in Calendar p. 

Since the gathering of Congregations in N. E. until the year 
1679 : xxvii. Pastors & Teachers haue departed this life. Since 
the founding of a Colledge in N. E. till the year 1678. inclusive, 
three Presidents and two being Fellows thereof haue deceased. 

July. — Some remarkable occurrences in N. E. since 1678. 

Aug. 7. 1679. A great Fire in Boston. 

Dec. 10. 1679. Mr. Samuel Whiting Past. Ch. at Ljm dyed. 

Sept. 16. 1680. Mr. Josiah Flint Past Ch. Dorch. dyed. 

Dec. 18. 1680. Josiah Winslow Esq. Gov. Plim. Col. dyed. 

Aug. 5. — W. Harrison Sepultus. MS. in Calendar p. 

July 25. 1681. Mr. Vrian Oakes Pr. Har. Col. dc Past Ch. at Camb. 

Sept. 8. 1681. Mr John Foster, Printer dc accurate Astronomer dyed. 

Sept. 28. 1681. Edward Ting Esq. aged 81 years dyed. 

Sept. 24. Clap exit.— Ms. 

Apl. 4. 1682. Mr. Joseph Taylor min at S. Hampton d. 

Aug 22. 1682. Mr. Isaac Foster (formerly Fel. H. C.) min. HartP. d. 

Sept. 19. 1682. Maj. G. Dan. Denison, Esq. dyed. 

Mar. 13. 1683 Major [Thomas] Gierke Esq. dyed. 

Oct. 19. Ruth Quincy. MS 

Apl. 16. 1683. Wm. Leit, Esq. Gov. Cont. Col dyed. 

July 19. 1683. Mr. Wm. Andrew — Sch* mast at Ipswich, dyed. 

29. '^ The 1st Ind. ordeynM minest was Daniel of Natick. 

Sept 31). *' Capt. John Hull Esq. dyed. 

Nov. 5. 6. Mr. Morton. 

18. 5. Jn^ Neponet [Indian.] 26. first snow. Ms. 

Feb. 15. 1681. Major Thomas Savage, Esq. dye4. 

Oct 8. 1683. Capt. Dan'. Fisher. Esq. dyed. 

23. '^ The worshipful Joseph Dudley Esq. and John Richards 
Esq. Agents for the Mass. Coll. arrive safe at Boston, having 
been al^nt 1 . year dc 5' months. 

Dec. 19. Sund. The King Fisher. 20. 2. Sir Edm. Govei<. 

Jan. 4. Capt. Hutchinson 6^ I went on board y« Kingfisher as she lay 
without the wharfs. Mi in Cal. ps. 

Apl. 20. 1685. King James II. Proclaimed in Boston. 

June 8. '' Mr. Thomas Shepard Past Chas". Ch. dyed. 

July 2. 1684. Mr. John Rogers Presed. of Har. Col. dept^. this life as 
the sun was clearing itself of an eclipse. 

Feb. July 15. 1685. A great lightning, wherewith were killed a 
man, woman and two Horses. 

Aug. 8. 1685 Mr. John Sherman Pastour of the Ch. at Watertown 6l 
skilfull Mathematician dyed. 

Aug. 17. 1685 Mr. W«. Adams Past Ch. at Dedham dyed. 

Since the Impression for February, wee hear of the deplora- 
ble decease of the Rd. d& Aged Mr. Thomas Cobbet Minister at 
Ipswich dc of the Rd. Mr. Nathaniel Chauncy^ Miniater at HaX* 
field. Printed at the foot of ike lost page. 


iVait England Chronoiagy, 


** At 10 J* Ecleps, See Sir Mather's Al mo nock." [ Written 
^ #yf marg* mgt. ihe accl, of the Eclipse,] 

**TImi Abo%"e occ** of y^ Eclipse (abaiiog y^ parentcsis) was 
truer hf niuck than Mr. Mather^s. It ended nbout 8 oVlock 
eKtHcb [vwrdfone.]'* Ms, foot same page, 
ICt^ Br NmUuoMU Mather..— New England, Bosion, Printed &, 

&jM bv SmmMel Green, 1686, 
}hy^. \ e. Mr. Morton.— 19. 6. Small Pocks. 
DiQ. 1^ K Ciuiicrbwck ornves^^ — 14.3. Legg arrives. — 19. King-lishcri 

Nftvia is between 6 d& 7. hund. Tuns. 
Jim. Il>, 6^ Futieml — 30, L Siepb. Sewall natus. 
F^ I, S. Miss Luscomb. dyes. 6. 1, Stephen Sewall baptizatus — 

24 Mr, Corlett. 
MB6. Kaimdarium Pennsihaniense^ OR, America'*s Messingcr. Be- 
\ug an Almanack (&.c.]^By Samvel Atkins. Printed «S: sold 
by VVUliam Bradford at Fhiladefphm in Pfnsiirania, 1685. 
1687. By John 7u//^.— Boston, Printed by S Green for Benjamin 
Harris & sold at his Shop by Ihe foitn Pump near the Ex- 
change. 1687. ^* Rec'- Dec. 6. 1686/' 3ISJoot of tit. 
April 6. 4. Higginson 20 Noyes. 

Ui 5 Mr. George Shove dies, 22« buried. 
Mty9,2. Hog Island. 
May 9. Capt. Hamilton moritur. — 
n. II. Scpullua est. 
*28. Li'gg sails. 
8L 3, R. Walker sepullus est. 
Juilf» 26, 3. Phipps K'. 

4* Sal. The Lightning awfully shatterd y^ side of a tree at 
[ic»t)r<i gone] Hog Island. 
July Pi* Harris sails. 

27, 4. Stephen buried, 
Aug! U. 3. Cnpt. Gerrish dies. 1 F^. btJried. 
16. Elder Wis wall dies. 19^^. buried. 
*2i Ciipl. Nicholson. 
Sopt. HO. Mi». Rawlings buried. 
Nov. I. Mis. Siiffin— 12. 7. Sepulta est. 
n. !V Sir W*. Phipg Commission. 
' licD Lynde moritur.^ — 26. 7. 
Ih'r Huyward scr — MS in CaL 

Jtmbua Raymond of Block Island. 
Miiy 14. 16N<». Arrived from England, His Majesties Commission to 
divrrH warthy (lentiemen, to be a President &. Council for the 
managf^meni of his Majesties Government here, At accordingly 
on tho 25** of May, 86. the President 4& Council being assemb* 
led in Boston, the exemplificrttion of the Judgement Against the 
Charter of iho La to Governour* 6l Company uf the Ma3$achU' 
teita Btift in N, E. together with his Mnjeslies Commission of 
Govftrnintint were publickly read^ 6l received by persons of all 
conditions with gene ml Acceptance. 
There it Appointed by Authority a Market to be kept in Bos- 
ton, and a Committro is ordered to meet and state the place^ 6c 
days, 41c other cirumstancea relating to the good settling there* 

MS, it^y of last p. 


1854.] New England Chronology. , 21 

of: of which a more partfcular Account may be speedily ex- 
pected. Lastp, of Tally's Air for 1687. 

1687. [No author indicated.]^ Camlnridge. Printed by S. G., Colledg 
Printer. 1687. 

On Dec'. 19. 1686. Arrived at Nantaskit his Excellency S' 
Edmond Andross, His Majesties Generall Governour, of his 
Territory and Dominion of New England in America. He land- 
ed at Boston on the Monday followmg, and was received w^^ 
generall Acclamation of Joy. Printed on back of title. 

1688. By John Tully. " Bought of Benj. Harris Jan. 4. 1687-8*' MS. 
on till. Imprimatur Edm. Randolph. Seer. — Boston, Printed 
by Samuel Green. 1688. 

Since the arrival of his Excellency Sir Edmond Androsse Kt« 

Gov' of His Majesties Territories in New Eng Dec 20. 1686, 

2 years. Printed Chron Table at end, 

*' No Cambridge Almanack this year." MS at end. 
16^9. By John TSdlym [Licence Sf Imprint same as I cat; no items,'] 
1690. By John Tally. [No imprimatur.] Boston : Printed dc sold by 

Samuel Green^ near the South Church. 1690. 
Mar. 18. Salmon Falls. [Destroyed by the French 6l Indians] 
May 11. Small Pox in y« family. 12. Gilbert from London. 16. 

Watch S. Comp». 
June 18. Sm* Pocks exit. July 6. Capt. Noah Wiswall —[Killed in 

fight with Indians, in Lee N. H.J Aug. 4. Watch S. Com. Nov. 

27. Ragland moritur. 
Dec. 19. 6. Mr. Jn«. Clark buried.— 25. 6. Mr. Jn«. Coney buried. 
1090. Harvard^s Ephemeris, [&c.] — By H. Newman. Cambridge. 

Printed by Samul Green. 1690. 

A Prognostication for the year 1688. Calculated for the Meridian of 
BOSTON ; & may without any sensible Error serve for any other place 
in New England. 

Thus deader, by oar Astrologick Art, 

Future Events we unto ihee impart; 

Yet 'tis with this Reservation tho' 

If they come not to Pass, weM have them do. 

For all Predictions du to this belong, 

That Either they are right, or they are wrong. 

Janueary^s Observations. 

The weather is very cold ; but where Jealousie is hot, that house is 
Hell, and the woman the Master Devil thereof. 

February's Observations. 

Too Lads & Lasses would repine, 
Should we forget St. Valentine. 
When young men do present their Loves 
With Scarfs, with Ribons Ac with Gloves, 
And to shew manners not forget all 
Give them a lick under the Snot-gall ; 
Then one a Cursie dops anon, 
And smiling says, I thank thte, John 

On the 28th day of this month is like to be a very comfortable smell of 
Pa n cak es 6i Friters. The nights are still cold & long^ ^rYucVi m'trj f^«.>i%^ 

22 New England Chronology, [Jan. 

great conjunction betwixt the male dt Female Planets of our sublunary 
Orb, the effects whereof may be seen about nine months after, and por- 
tend great charges of Midwife, Nurse, &. Naming the Banlling. 

_ May. 

This \s Love's nionth, fl*e Poets lie, what ihen ? 
Why then, yooti^ matds are api to kiss joun^ men : 
But for Old Maid* uojnarried *iis a sign, 
Tbcy cither du waul bcauiyi or else Cuyn, 

If any are bound for England, &l would know wbrther to go for sever- 
al sorts of belly-timber, I shall di''cct them to Devonshire for White-pots, 
To Essex fur Veal, to Norfolk for Dymplrns, to Tcwxbury for Mustard, 
to Banbury for Cakes, to KiDgsnorton for Cheese & to Darby for Ale. 


Nnw wanton Lads & Lasses do makp Hoyj 
Which uiuo lewd leiufnotiot* makfs great way, 
Wuh lumblingon the cocks, whicb acted duly, 
Dotb cause much mischief in thts month of July. 


Now doth I he Dog-slar rule, l here fore you must 
For your heahb's sake astrnm from tlchhEy lust. 
Bolter it U your buMne5s hard lo ply« 
Far to gil in your Barley, Wheat ik £ye.. 

Now tbo Indian Sanupps with their Squaues shall dance the Canaries^ 
having for ilw^ir music iho Roaring of Lions, the Howling of Wolves, 
Lowtn^ nf Oxrn, Bloating of Calves, Croaking of Toads, Hissing of Ser- 
penN, Hnrking of Doggs, Screeching of Owls, Wawljng of Cats, Buzzing 
of Musniiitt*H*», & Screaming of Pencocks, which {together with iheir own 
ravishing and molodions Voices) will make a most harmonious sound. 

Pan of the strange stuf at the end of TuIItf.for 16S8, 

LoifORViTY, — Of the crew of ship Union, Captain Grafton Gardner, 
which Kuiled on a whaling cruise from Nantucket on the 16th of August, 
iti tbL^ your 179!J, sixty years ago, the following persons are known to be 
livinj^ ;— tSiepben West, now of this city ; John G. Fitch, of East Vassal- 
hi>ro\ Miv ; Bnr/Jllai Coffin and Hezxkiah Pinkham, of Nantucket ; and 
Witliam Sherman of Baltimore. The four veterans last named recenlly 
mot at Nantucket, and doubtless fought their battles over again, raismg 
thoir cnnea to show how whales were won. Each of the gentlemen 
named wore before the mast, and each of them subsequently rose to ho a 
successful commander, passing a long life in virtue and industry, and at- 
taining, with a green old age, the good wishes and respect of the com- 

It ri'iay lw3 noticed as exhibiting the ** difference 'twixt now and then," 
that (he (Ittion was absent on her cruise for ten months, during which 
limo aho did not once anchor* nor see land until she sighted Cape Augus^ 
tm« upon her return with a full cargo of 1280 barrels of oil — i\Vwj Med- 
ford Mercury, Sept, 1853. 

1854.] Abstraet of WiU of Daniel Denism. 23 

[Contributed l>y Augustus D. Roocis, Esq., of Salem, Mass ] 

I Daniel Denison, of Ipswich in New England, being in good health 
and memory, doe thus ordaine my last will : 

To my dau. Mrs Elizabeth Rogers, besides the portion of i^l20. and 
other kindness she hath already received, I give my Farme of 500 acres, 
lying upon Conetticot River aboue Northampton d& Hatfield. Also 500 
acres, granted me by the Gen^ Court in Oct. 1665, & i^O to be pay"* her 
in lieu of so much given her by her Grandfather Dudley. I give £b to 
roy Grandchild Daniel Rogers, to be pay** him at the age of 21 yeares, 
or sooner, if my executor see cause. To my wife, Patiencey I bequeath 
the rest of my estate in houses, lands, cattle, money, dc^c. for her support, 
d& fo^ the education & maintenance of my Grandchild John Denison, d& 
for the releife of my Grandchildren, Daniel & Martha Denison, if they 
be in neede, for whose education and maintenance I have otherwise 
provided by a covenant made w^ Mr Mariyne that married their mother. 
Af^er the decease of my wife, I will that my Grandchild John Denison, 
have my farme at Chebacco, where he was borne, with all the imple- 
ments of husbandry ; also four & an half acres of marsh at Plum Island, 
lying against Grape Island, layd out at the right of the farme house. I 
will that my Grandchild Daniel Denison have my farme at Merrimack, of 
600 acres, lying neere Haueril bounds, which lands were promised to 
their Deare Father upon his marriage. If either of my ei^ Grandchildren, 
dye before they come to age, the survivor shall haue two parts of what is 
bequeathed the other; & their sister Martha Denison, the other third 
part. If both dye then, Martha to have s^ farmes and land, except the 
four dc an half acres of Marsh, w<^b I will to my Grandchild Elizabeth 
Rogers. In case my wife dye before s^ Grandchildren come to age, 
their mother, Mrs. Martha Martyne shall take upon her the care of their 
education, d& for that end enjoy the bencfitt of their portions till they 
come of age, the boyes at 21 yeares, the dau*. 18 yeares; unless my 
wife see cause in her life time, or at her death, to dispose otherwise. 

Remainder of estate (aAer wife^s decease) leaving her liberty to gratify 
her children or grandchildren, as they shall best deserve, out of my 
stocke, in her life or at her death,) to be divided into 5 equal parts, (ex- 
cept my books, arms or artillery, w^^ I will to my Grandchildren John d& 
Daniel Denison, to be equally divided between themj dau. Elizabeth 
Rogers and John & Daniel Denison, each, one nf^ part; grand- 
child Elizabeth Rogers, one fif^ and one halfe fiA part, and grandchild 
Martha Denison the other halfe fif\ part, to whom I haue willed 
DO larger a share, because I haue prouided otherwise that s** Martha haue 
;^i00 o^ her by Mr Rich: Martyne, her father in law. In case John or 
Daniel dye before they receive their fiA part, the survivor, with their sis- 
ter Martha, haue that part divided equally between them, as also if Mar- 
tha dye in like manner, the bro*. haue her portion : if both John d& 
Daniel dye, their ^(i parts \fi to my dau. Elizabeth Rogers, and the two 
fiums to their sister Martha, she paying Elizabeth Rogers £iW, or the 
forme of 600 acres at Merrimack within 6 mo> aAer demand made. In case 
f grandchildren all dye before the age of 21 yeares, leaving no issue^ 
mj daa. Elixabeth Rogers, to have s^ two farmes, she f vju^^ tcrj %t«xA« 


Abstract of Will of Daniel Denison. 


child Elizaheih Roger$ at least i^lSO, or ihe farme at Mernmackc, as s^ 
grandchilil slmll choose. 1 make my wife, Fatknce^ executrix; my son 
Mr Jiihn Rogers 61^ Cupl John Apple ian^ overseers. 
18. July. 1673. 

Mana propria scripsi : ^2^^,:^ :^^fan. 

In ease my wife dye and make no executors 1 orduine my two ouerseers 
or either of them, to be my executors, 

July 49. 1673, Daniel Deniaon. 

Whereas in the disposal of that part of my estate which I have willed 
to be divided into 5 equal parts, 1 have given my grandchtld Martha 
Denison but one haffe of a fift part, and the other halfe to my granilchild 
Etizabeth Rogt^rs^ I haue for good causes ordered ihut s^ Eihabetk haue 
only one fifi part and that halfe of the fift part given s-* Grandchiltl be to 
my dau. Etiiabeik Rogers, this I ordaiiie as a schedule to be a^xed to 
my will. 

Feb 28. 1678. Manu propria scripsi Daniel Denison. 

Having this day payed Mr John Applet on who lately marrycd my 
Grandchild Etitabclh Roger Sj £50 in silver as a portion, and having 
given £S. in silver for her wedding clothes besides some other gifts, and 
whereas I have in the within will given her but one fifk part and halfe a 
fi(\ part of the remainder of my estate, and in the above written sehedu!e 
retracted the bequest of the halfe tifl part and given the same to my dau. 
Eltiabcth, { doo also declare my will and reuokc s* gift of one fift part 
and give s"* part to my dau. Elizaheih Rogers ouer and above what else 1 
haue given her, leaving it lo her to consider her dau, now Elizabfih Ap' 
pfefon as shee shall see cause. This 1 ordaine as a second schedule to 
my will. 22 Dec, 1680. 

Manu propria scripsi. Daniel Denison. 

At a Court held at Ipswich, 10 April. 1683. Mr Maior Samitei Apple* 
ton and Capt Danitl E//p* appeared tn Court and made oath that sometime 
in the latter end of Sept. 16^2 we were all at the house of Maior Daniel 
Denison esq. of Ipswich, he being sick of the disease whereof he died, 
yett of good understanding, did then declare unto us, that he had made 
several wills, but that w^^ was the last dated, and had three latin words at 
the end of it was the will he would have to stand. 

Capt John Appleton^ appeared at the same Court and [gave similar tes- 

Accepted by the Court. Attest, Robert Lord, clerc. 

Inventory of estate, taken 17 Oct. IC82. Ami. «£2I05. 13'. Debts 

due the estate, money, X28. 10'. Country pay iTSSO. Q8\ 02^ Other 
debts w<^h ^erc thought on since s** Inventory was taken Rates, 6lc, <£1. 
10». Country pay, 3*. 

Mrs Pa/ £^« -Denison executrix and relict of Maior Dfn won, Esq. made 
oath before the worshipful I, Maior Samuel Appieton Esq. and Maior 
Robert Pike^ Esq. that is a true inventory of her husbands estate, to the 
beat of her knowledge. 14 April 1683. 

1854.] The Cradock Family. iS 


[CommuDicated by Hod. Francis Brimlet, of Boston.] 

Mr. Drake: 

In the third and fourth numbers of your most interesting and valuable 
History of Boston, references are made to Sir Matthew Cradock, the first 
Governor of the Massachusetts Company. I have it in my power to give 
some account of the genealogy of the family, and which I place at the 
disposal of the Editor of the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register. Allow me to preface it with some notices of Sir Matthew 
Cradock, extracted from various works of high authority. 

*' Matthew Cradock, the first Governor of the Massachusetts Com- 
pany, was a wealthy London merchant, and, it will be recollected, was 
usually the highest in all subscriptions for the good of the Colony. He 
owned the Ambrose and the Jewel, two of the ships in VVinthrop's fleet, 
and went to the Isle of Wight to take leave of the emigrants. On his 
leaving the Arbella, on the 29th of March, '* the Captain gave him a fare- 
well with four or five shot." He came aboard the same vessel again at 
Yarmouth, April 6, and on his taking leave, ^* the captain gave him 
three shot out of the steerage for a farewell." Ho never came over to 
New England ; but he continued to take an interest in the Colony, and 
befriended it essentially at home. He had an agent and servants here, 
and capital engaged in fishing and trading. He had a house at Marble- 
head and another at Ipswich, and employed fishermen at both places. 
His name frequently occurs in the Records of the Colony. At a Court 
held at Watertown, March 8, 1631, " it was ordered that Thomas Fox, 
servant to Mr. Cradock, shall be whipped." Nov. 7, 1632, " Mr. Mat- 
thew Cradock is fined £4 for his men being absent from training divers 
times." At a Court held March 4, 1634, *' the wear at Mistick is grant- 
ed to John Winthrop, Esq., present Governor, and to Mr. Matthew Cra- 
dock, of London." March 4, 1635, " all the ground, as well upland as 
meadow, lying and being betwixt the lands of Mr. Nowell and Mr. Wil- 
son on the east, and the partition betwixt Mistick bounds on the west, 
bounded with Mistick River on the south and the rocks on the north, is 
granted to Mr. Matthew Cradock, merchant, to enjoy to him and his heirs 
forever." This farm was within the present town of Maiden, opposite 
Winthrop's farm at Ten Hills. William Wood, who was here in 1633, 
says in his New England's Prospect, chap. 10, " On the east side (of 
Mistick River) is Mr. Cradock's plantation, where he hath impaled a park, 
where he keeps his cattle till he can store it with deer. Here likewise 
he is at charges of building ships. The last year one was upon the 
stocks of 100 tons. That being finished, they are to build one twice her 
burden." He was a member of Parliament from the City of London in 
1640. He left a claim upon the Colony, which in 1648 amounted to 
£&79 6s. 4d. His widow, Rebecca, married the Rev. Benjamin Which- 
cot, D. D. His son or grandson was a dissenting minister at Wickam- 
brook in 1690. A descendant, George Cradock, was an inhabitant of 
Boston in the middle of the last century. See Col. Rec. I. 68, 95, 108,. 
143 : Winthrop's Hist. I. 2, 4, 60, 124 ; II. 25 : Hutchinson's Mass. I. 
18, 22 : Felt's Annals of Salem, I. 56. 

The above is from Young's Chronicles of Massachusetts, 137, in note. 

There is an original letter of inBtructioos from MaWVve^ C^nA^^ V^ 

1854] The Cradock Family. 27 

^^ This pedigree is in the Herald's Office, as may be seen in the last 
Visitation, Staffordshire 

Sir Miles Cradock, Knt., one of the founders of the Church at Nant- 
wich, County of Chester, dyed in France, and brought here, buryed here ; 
had only one daughter and heiress — Petranel, married into Chester, to 
Massey of Paddington, Esq. 

First Generation, (Anno 1447, 25 Henry VI.) John Cradock, brother 
to Sir Miles C, fled into France, for killing a man in the Wyfsh ; had his 
pardon sent to Stafford, and there marryed Jane^ daughter to Richard 

Second Generation, (1460, Edw. IV.) John Cradock, son to John 
Cradock of Stafford, had issue Richard, marryed to the daughter of 
Richard Middleton, Esq 

Third Generation, (1492, Henry VII.) Richard Cradock, Esq., had 
issue by Alice, daughter of John Dorrington, Richard, citizen of Lon- 
don ; William, Doctor of Civil Law ; Thomas; and three daughters. 

Fourth Generation. (1509, Henry VIII.) Thomas Cradock marryed 
Amy, daughter 1o Nicolas Meveral, Esq., and had issue, Matthew, 
George, Edward, William, Mary, Alice, Jane, and Amy. 

Fifth Generation, Matthew Cradock, first son of Thomas, marryed 
to Mary Peak, and had issue Francis and George. 

George of Stafford, second son of Thomas, had issue one son, Matthew. 

Sixth Generation, Matthew Cradock, son of Matthew by Mary 
Peak, had issue Matthew, citizen of London, who went over to Ameri- 
ca ; [The writer of the manuscript was mistaken. This last named 
Matthew was Sir Matthew, the first Governor of the Massachusetts 
Company, who never came over to this country. F. B.] and Sam- 
uel, B. D., sometime Rector of North Cadbury, Somersetshire, and lef\ 
issue three sons, Walter, Samuel, Charles, and three daughters, Ann, 
Elizabeth and Sarah. 

Francis Cradock, second son of Matthew, had issue Walter of Wick- 
hambrook, Esq., who gave his estate to Samuel, of North Cadbury, B. 
D., for his integrity in non-conforming, and losing his living, worth ^400 
per annum. 

Seventh Generation. Sir Matthew Cradock, citizen of London, and 
first Governor of Plymouth Colony, [first Governor of the Massachusetts 
Company] left issue, John, Matthew and George. 

Eighth Generation, John Cradock lef\ issue, Zachary, John, George, 
Thomas, and three daughters. 

Ninth Generation. [N. B.] Zachary Cradock of London, Esq , and 
George Cradock, of Boston, Esq.. New England, America, are the only 
surviving sons of John Cradock from Matthew Cradock. 

So far this pedigree is attested and entered fairly, as appears from the 
original ; all the remainder is collected from family manuscripts, down to 
this present year, one thousand seven hundred and thirty-five, and in the 
ninth year of the reign of King George the Second, whom God long pre- 
serve." \ 

The preceding is copied from tha manuscripts of the last named ^ 
George Cradock, which beais date 1735. He came to this country from 
London, and for many years resided in Boston, where he married Mary^ 
a daughtej of Biffield Lyde^ EsqMby whom he had five daughters. 

m of Edward Lyde, Esq., by , daoghter of the Hoa. N&thamtV &^tks\^. 

^fi«ki Lyde, Esq., married a daogbter of Gov. Belcher. EdwMd, vVt liX\A.i|^aiK^ 

The Cradock Patmltf. 


1. 3f«r^, who marned the Hon. Joseph Gcrrish. "The Boston Ga- 
zette>" No, 706, for Monday » Ociobtr 10, ITtiS, cciiiiains the followicg : 
" Halifax, September 8^ Soturtlay Ifisi was marned Hot*. Joseph Gerrish, 
Esq. to Miss Mary (Vaclock, of Boston ; a lady posse,ssed of every ag^rce- 
able accomplishment necessarj^ to make the married state happy." After 
the deatli of Mr, Gerrish she married the Rev, Dr. Breynlon, of Halifax. 
She died io England, and vvithont iBsue. 

2. Deborah, who married Robert Auchmuty. " He was a lawyer of 
Boston, and held the office of Judge of Admiralty, a place which had 
been filled by his falher» Me possessed fme powers as nn advocate, and 
was associated with John Adams in the defence of Captain Preston, on 
his trial for the Bostoti Massacre." — Sabine, 138. Judge Auchmuty 
went to England and died there, 

3. EHzabeih, married, Januarj^ 25th, 1749, to her cousin Thomas Brin- 
Icy, Esq., of Boston, son of Colonel Francis Brinfey, of Roxbury. He 
graduated at Harvard College in 1744. At about the commencement of 
the Revolution he went to England, and died there, without issue. 

4. Catharine^ married to her cousin Kalbanicl Briiilcy, Esq., of Bos- 
ton, son of Colonel Francis Brinfey, of Roxbnr}^ They removed, when 
somewhat advanced in years, to Tyngsborough, in this State, where they 
holh died ; Mrs. Brinley on the 3d of April 1807, at the age of 75, and 
Mr. Britdey on the lOih of February, 1814, al the age of 81 ; leaving 
one child, Robert Brinley, Esq., slill living at Tyngsborough. 

The lion. George Cradock held various public offices in Boston, For 
several years he was one of the Wardens of Kings Chnpel, In the 
** Boston Gazette and Country Journal/'' No, 337, for Monday, September 
14, 1761, there is an advertisement signed by George Cradock, Collector; / 
Robort Temple, Comptrolkr, and Charles Foxton, Suncyor of His Ma- r- — - 
jeaty's Customs for the Port of Boston, 

*^The Boston Post Boy and Advertiser," No. 12'2, for Monday, De* 
cember IT, 1759, contains the following : ** We hear that George Crad- 
ock, Esq,, is appointed Collector of his Majcs!y**s Customs for the Port of 
Boston, in the room of Benjamin Parsons, Esq, ; and that ihe Custom 
House is removed to the bouse of John Wendell, Esq." 

The same newspaper. No. 4G7, for Monday, July 28, 1766, has this an- 
nouncement : ** The Hen. Chambers Russell, Esq , Judge of the Court of 
Vice Admiralty, has appointed William Read, Esq., Deputy Judge of said 
Court, in the room of the Hon. George Cradoc)?, f^sq., who resigned by 
reason of his great age and indisposition of body." 

His death h thus noticed in the *' Boston Ga«ctto and Countr}' Journal," 
No. 8*47, for Monday, July 1, 1771: '* Wednesday morning last, died 
here, the Honorable George Cradc^ck, Esq,, aged 87 years ; a gentleman 
of unblemished character. His funeral is to be attended this afternoon." 

It will be seen, by the above account, ihat he was a grandson of Gov- 
ernor Cradock. The name of Cradock is now extinct; ill \ms\ in Massa- 

«arly ia I72i. An Ed^ranl Lyde mnrried Jlnnr, daotHt^rof Re?, loHn Whfdwn^hi. 
4tlt Bte. 1660. Edward Lj'de* K^q , Itvrd in VVinv*'* Lrnie, once Huil^on'H Lnne, r*ow 
ElfllStreet. There was nti Edward Lrdeof New York, in the lime u( tho Aroencao 
EeTolatioo,— See Hi$t. «/ Button, p. 203.^ — Epitqb. 

1854.]* Researches among Funeral Sermons. 29 


[Comiooed from page 310 of Vol. VII.] 

APPLETON. — Sermon by Benjamin Toppanjof Augusta, at the inter- 
mem of Jesse Appleton, D. D., &c. Dr. Appleton was born at New 
Ipswich, Nov. 17, 1772 ; grad. Dart. 1792, and died Nov. 12, 1819. In 
this discourse are recorded some of the principal incidents of his life, and 
a good delineation of his character ; and in a note, some account of his 
ancestors and family. More full accounts have since been published with 
his works, and in the " Appleton Genealogy.'* t. f. 

ANDERSON. — Samuel Worcester preached a Sermon at Wenham, at 
the funeral of Rev. Rufus Anderson, Feb. 15, 1814. Mr. A. was born 
at Londonderry, N. H., Mar. 5, 1765; grad. Dart. 1791 ; ordained at 
North Yarmoutli, Oct. 22, 1794, and installed at Wenham, July JO, 1805, 
where he died. t. f. 

BARRETT.— Rev. Charles Walker, of New Ipswich, delivered a Ser- 
mon on the death of Joseph Appleton Barrett. He was the only son 
of Joseph Barrett, Esq., of that place, and died April 20, 1833, aged 
20 years, while a member of Yale College. t. f. 

CLARY. — Sermon at the interment of Mrs. Anna F. Clary, wife of 
RcT. Joseph W. Clary, of Dover, by Federal Burt, of Durham. Mrs. 
C. was bom in New Ipswich, Nov. 22, 1791 ; (for an account of her 
family, see Hist, of New Ipswich ;) married to the minister of Dover, 
Sept. 1812, and died Feb. 15, 1825. Some ^^Biographical Notices'' are 
appended to the Discourse. t. f. 

CLARY. — Rev. Jonathan French delivered a Sermon in Dover, at the 
reinterment of Rev. Joseph Ward Clary, Dec. 19, 1835. Mr. C. was the 
son of Dr. Isaac Clary, of Rowe, Mass., where he was born, Nov. 21, 
1786. He was graduated at Middlebury College, in 1808, and at the 
Theological Seminary at Andover, 181 1. May 6, 1812, he was ordained 
at Dover ; in Sept. following married Miss Anna Farrar, (See above, 
Mr. Burt's Sermon.) He afterwards, in June, 1826, married Mrs. Lucy 
F. Hafl, widow of Rev. Richard Hall, of New Ipswich, and sister of the 
first Mrs. Clary. Aug. 6, 1828, he was dismissed from Dover, and 
installed at Cornish in Nov. following, where he died, April 13, 1835. 
In Dec. following, his remains were removed to Dover, by the church of 
which he had been Pastor, and there reinterred, with solemn funeral ser- 
vices, by the side of his first wife, and her mother and youngest child ; 
and an appropriate monument erected to his memory. In the Sermon, 
Dr. French remarks, " The Lord reward this delicate, honorable, and 
Christian respect, to the memory of a Pastor so deservedly revered and 
loved." — See Hist, of New Ipswich. t. f. 

CLARKE. — Sermon occasioned by the death of Mrs. Bewlah Allen 
Clarke, wife of William Clarke, Esq., of Utica, by A, D. Eddy, of 
Ccmandaigua. She was the daughter of the Rev. Solomon Allen, and 
died Feb. 10, 1827. Beyond a due commemoration of her Christian 
character, little information concerning herself or family, is given. 

T. f. 

DDL — A Sermon was preached at Townsend, Nov. 15, 1797, by Rev. 
Supken Farrar^ of New Ipswich, at the interment of Rev. &kiiTS^\.\^\i^ 


Researches amon^^Puneral Sermons. 


Like most ftineral discourses of ilmt period, it contains few dates or bio- 
grapliical incidents. It appears, however, from the discourse, tlial Mr 
Dix was born in 173G, ordained nl Townsend, MarcK 4, 1761, brought tip 
a large family of children, buned his wife Sept. 23, 1796, nnd died hira- 
selfNov. 12, 1797. Mr, Farrar says he had " the clmriicter of a sincere 
Christian, an upright and faithful man, and shone peculiarly in the virtues 
of meekness, ptilit^nce, humility, and self-denial." The peculiar topics of 
his preaching were the most important truths ; such as the pollution and 
sinfulness of the natural lieart, the helpless condition of man, in himself, 
— ^the full and complete remedy provided for him, lo Christ,— the neces- 
sity of regeneration, the importance of union to Christ by faith, nnd of holy 
obedience as the fruit of this faith." t* f. 

EVARTS.^ — Sermon on the death of Jeremiah Evarts, Esq., by 
Leonard iroorf*, D. D., was delivered July 31, 1831. His intellectual, 
moral and religious character is delineated, but no dates in regard to his 
birth, life or death, are given. t. f. 

FARRAR.— The Rev. Seth Pat^son, D. D., delivered a Sermon at 
New Ipswich, at the interment of the Rev. Stephen Farrar, in which 
liis character is given, l!iough not so fully as in the History of that town, 
and by which it appears thai he was born at Lincoln, Sept. 8, 1738; 
grad. ilarv, 1755 ; orddined at New Ipswich, 1760, where he remained 
performing the duties of the pastoral office till his death, June 23, 1809. 

Leonard Wbods^ D, D., delivered a Sermon at the funeral of Mrs. 
Phebb Farrar. She was the grand-daughter of President Edwards, 
daughter of Hon, Timothtf Edwards^ born at Elizabethtown, N. J., Nov, 
4, 1768; married 1st, Rev, Asahel Hooker; 2d, Samuel Farrar, Esq,, of 
Andover, Oct. 30, 1814, and died in that place, Jan. 22, 1848. t* f. 

GAY. — Rev. Eiibnezer Gav, D* D., delivered a Discourse on his 
binhdaVt Aug. 20, 1781, at Huigham, from these words : ^'^ And now, 
lo, I am tbb day four score and five years old," Though not a funeral 
sermon, the occasion and character of it have so near an aflinity to such 
discourses, ihal wo venture to give some account of it here. He was the 
only person in the congregation who could adapt the words to the text. 
Sixty-three years of his life he had spent in the minislrj^ in that place, 
which hud then been sellleil 146 yeare, and hud but two ministers before 
him» via:., Paer Ihhart nnd John Norton^ though the office had been 
vacant but two years during the term. His retleciions and observations 
on so cxtmordinary an occaston, are exceedingly interesiing and appro- 
priate, T. F. 

IR'IIBARD, — Sermon on the death of Hon. Samurl Hubbard^ LL.D., 
by SiJas Ailtn, of Park Street Church. Judgv H. was bom in Bos- 


, Juno 2, nsS, grad, Yale 1802, apjwintcd Asst Justice of the Su- 
mo Court, lR42«and died Dec. *2I» 1847, The discourse dwells on 
his religious chnmcter, and with the accompanyiag d<icuiiic»!s develops 
aUo his intfdlfMMual and profu^tinml character, * ''• ?» 

PUTNAM.— Discoufw at the funeral of Mrs, IJAiaiKT F^rniAM* con^ 
iOrt of Iho Rev. Urakl \\\ IVtNix.or Pofttmotiih^ tyJtw^li— French; 
also a Sermon delivered the Sundav fbtbwing, br DmM Baa«, D. 0. 
E'\L *^ *• daughter of P^^ O^^, Eso., it Andover. bom Mar. 
»i mu married to Rev. I W, P., ««., 18ia, and died June 10, 18» 
An Uil»mtmg memorial of her chamoter^ life and death, are preserved 
in mom diaoourMNk t* f. 

PlERREmNT.^Eulogy Miv^ied at the interw^ ^ * w H*-^*^ 

185d.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 31 

PiERREPONT, M. D.,by Rev. Charles Burroughs^ D. D., of Portsmouth. Dr. 
PiERREPONT was the son of William Pierrepont, and born at Roxbury, 
June 1, 1768, grad. Harv. 1789, and studied medicine under the direction 
of Dr. Marsludl Springs of Watertown. He first settled in Elliot, Me., 
but removed to Portsmouth in 1801, where he continued in the practice 
of a laborious profession, with a high reputation, till his death, in Jan. 
1839. T. F. 

PEABODY. — Sermon preached at the funeral of Rev. David Peabody, 
Professor in Dartmouth College, Oct. 20, j839, by the President, {Nathan 
Lard^ D. D.) It appears that Mr. P. was born at Topsfield, Mass., fitted 
for Ck)llege at Dummer Academy, where he was, in 18*21, educated at 
some College, a Theological Student at Andover and at the Prince Ed- 
ward Institution in Virginia, an occasional preacher in Louisiana, a Pas- 
tor in Lynn and Worcester, and died in the Professorship of Oratory and 
Belles Lettres at Dartmouth College. - The two dates above are the only 
ones that appear, in reference to these or any other events of his life. 

T. F. 

RICHARDSON. — Discourse delivered at the funeral of Hon. William 
M. Richardson, March 26, 1838, by Rev. Jonathan Clement^ of Chester, 
N. H. Judge R. was born at Pelham, N. H., Jan. 4, 1774, grad. Harv. 
1797, Member of Congress 1811 — 14 from jiliddlesex Dist., removed to 
Portsmouth, N. H., 1814, and appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Court, 1816, which office he held till his death. t. f. 

SWEAT. — A Discourse was delivered at Boscawen, N. H., at the 
interment of Dr. Benjamin Sweat, by Ebenezer Price^ Pastor of the 2d 
church, Oct. 13, 1810. His religious character is appropriately delin- 
eated, but neither his birth, age, parentage nor ancestry, is alluded to. 

T. F. 

THAYER. — Discourse delivered at the interment of Rev. Nathaniel 
Thayer, D. D., of Lancaster, by Alonzo Hill. Dr. Thayer was the son 
of Rev. Ebenezer Thayer, of Hampton, N. H., his mother being a 
daughter of Rev. John Cotton^ of Newton, who was great-grandson of the 
" celebrated John Cotton^ minister of Boston." He was bom at Hamp- 
ton, July 11, 1769, grad. Harv. 1789, studied divinity with Dr. Osgood^ 
of Medford, was ordained at Lancaster Oct. 9, 1793, and died June 23, 

John Cotton, minister of Boston. 

John, of Plymouth, ordained June 30, 1669, dismissed Oct. 5, 1697, 
resettled in Charleston, S. C. 

Rowland, of Sandwich, ordained Nov. 8, 1694, and died March 18, 

John, of Newton, bom 1694, ordained Nov. 3, 1714, at 20 years of 
age, and died May 17, 1757 ; his daughter married Ebenezer Thayer. 

T. F. 

WOODWARD.— Mrs. Mary was a daughter of the elder Dr. Whee- 
lock^ Founder and first President of Dartmouth College, and bom at 
Lebanon, Conn., Sept. 8, 1748, married the Hon. Bezaleel Woodward, 
late Professor of Mathematics, &c., in that institution, in 1772, and died 
at Hanover, N. H., March, 1807. A discourse was delivered at her' 
funeral, March 29, by Rostoell Shurtleff^ Professor of Divinity, in which 
her character is highly commended, but no historical facts recorded. — 
See McClure and Parish's Life of Wheelock. x. f. 

BUCKMINSTER.— " Two Discourses Delivered in the NotlVv ^^eX- 
inghooMy in Portsmoutb, 16 JuDOf 1805 ; it being the Sa\Aia\]^ b\xcc^^^vcl% 


Researches mnong Funeral Sermons. 


the fntcrmcnl of Mhs. Marv Buckminster, Consort of tlic Reverend 
Joseph Buckminster, D. D. \\\ Jesse Appkion^ Congregalional Minis- 
ter in Hunipton. Porrsmouih," [N. H. : 1^05,] 8vo. pp. 34. 

** Mrs. llucKMiNSTER WHS the duughterof the Rev. Isaac Lifman^ot 
York. Her age at the lime of her death was thirty-nine years. She was 
Mr, B^s second wife, as may be Inferred from this passage of the Ser- 
mon : ''The Children, bolh those who have now lost their natural 
mother, and others who arc, by the same stroke, deprived of one, from 
whom tliey received a natural m other 's tenderness, tkc. are," &c. 

BURR. — '* A Funeral Eiilogkim on the Rev. Mr. Aaron Burr, late 
President of the College of New Jersey. By WiUiam Liviiigston^ Esq, 
New York, printed : Boston, reprinted : 1T58.''* 4to. pp. 23. 

^'' Can yoii imagine to yourself a person modest in prosperity, prudent 
in diflicully, in business indefatigable, magnanimous in danger, easy in 
his manners, of exquisite judgment, of profovjnd learning, catholic in 
sent i merit, of the purest morals, and great even in the minutest things — 
Can you imagine so accomplished a person, without recollecting the idea 
•of the !ate I'restiient BtTRR ? 

** Though a person of a slender and delicate make to encounter fatigue, 
ho had a heart of steel; in the Sacred Scriptures he was a perfect 
Apollos; his piety eclipsed all his other accomplishments," For his 
pedigree, see vol V. 472. 

BROWN, — *^ A Discourse in commemoration of the Life and Charac* 
ler of the Hon. Nicholas Brown, delivered in the ChajM."! of Brown 
University, November 3, 184 J. By Francis XVaijIand^ D. D,^ Presidenl 
of Brown University. Boston: 1841." 8vo. pp. 30. 

** Surrounded by those who venerated and loved him, Mr. Brown 
fell asleep early in the morning of September 27th, 1841, in the 73d 
year of his age." Ho was a descendant of Chai> Brown, who with 
Roger iViliiams laid the foundation of the Colony of Rhode Island. He 
bore tiie same cliristian name of his father, and was born in Providence, 
4 April, 1709, entered College 1782, and graduated with honor in due 
course. Nicholas Brown his father and his ihreo brothers were the 
principal be tie factors of the inslilution, which very appropriately bears 
their ftimily name. Nicholas the son, the occasion of the present dis* 
course, also becnrne a greal benefactor of the same institution, and his 
only son, the present John Carter Brow?*, Esq., has, in a most liberal 
manner, conlinued the benevolence of his ancestors towards his alma 

BODDILY. — ^''A Discourse delivered at the interment of the Rev. 
John Boddilv, Pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Newbury- 

Port, who deceased Nov. 4, 1S02, in his 48th year. By Danid Bona, 
astor of the First Presbyterian Church, Ncwburyport: 1602." 8vo. 

Mr. Bopdilv was bom in Bristol, England, 12 ApriU 1755, was son of 
Mr. Thomas Bodlmlv, a minister. He began to preach in London, Sept. 
1778; afkcrwards preached in Weslbury, Eng., from 1780 to 1789; 
thence he went to Walsal, thence to Wallicgfonl. In 1795 he left Wall- 
ingfonl fur America, and arrived in Newbur)'jx>rt, July, of the same year, 
uid was installed over the Second Church, June 1797. He preached his 
last Sermon 19 Sept. 1802. He wa3 succeeded by the Rev. John GiUs, 
BARTLETT, — ** A Sermon id commemoration of William Baet- 
LKTT, Esq., an associate Founder of the Theological Semifiaiy in An* 

1854.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 33 

dover, delivered before the Trustees and Visitors, the Faculty and 
Students of the Institution, April 19, 1841. By Daniel Dana^ i). i). ; a 
member of the Board of Trustees. Andover: 1841/' 8vo. pp. 36. 

Me. Bartlett was bom in Newbury, 31 January 1748, and there 
lived, and died 8 February 1841, aged 93. Nothing is said in this Ser- 
mon about the history of his family, nor is the name of his father stated. 
BRADFORD.—" Obituary Notice of Rev. John Bradford, with a 
brief Historical Sketch of the Congregational Churches in Roxbury. Bos* 
ton:'' 11825?] 

Though this Tract is entitled an " Obituary Notice," dtc, the time of 
Mr. Bradford's death is not stated in it ; but from the Extract concerning 
the Churches it is found recorded that he died January 27th, 1825, in the 
69th year of his age and 40th of his ministry. On the second page of 
this Tract it is stated that it is an ^^ Extract from a Sermon delivered on 
the Sabbath succeeding the interment of the Rev. John Bradford." 

Mr. Bradford was a native of Boston, and was bom here in August, 
1756, and was the oldest of three sons, graduated at Harvard College. 
1774, ordained at Roxbury, May, 1785. Whose son he was, or whether 
be had, or leA any family, cannot be learned from the Tract. 

CUTLER.— rA« /mi Belief of a future Reward a powerful Motive to 
Obedience and a good Life. — A Sermon Preached at Christ's Church in 
Boston, August 20, 1765. At the Funeral of the Rev. Timothy Cutler, 
D. D., late Rector of said Church. By Henry Caner^ A, M.^ Minister of 
King's Chapel. Published at the Request of the Wardens and Vestry of 
Christ's Church. Boston: 1765. 4to. pp. 24. 

** For above thirty years, I suppose, he was scarce detained a day by 
sickness or such like accident from officiating in the public duties of the 
Church ; but for the last nine years he lay under an incapacity for public 
service." ^^ He was born and educated in this neighborhood," was called to 
the ministry '* in a neighboring govemment,^and was called to preside over 
a seminary of learning," and had then a large and increasing family." 
CROSS.—** Grace and Glory,'' &c.— »• A Sermon preached at the 
Presbyterian Church in Newbury port, Jan. 26, 1788, occasioned by the 
death of Mr. Ralph Cross, on the 4th of that month, e. 82. By 
John Murray^ il. If., Pastor of said Church. New bury port :" [1788.] 
8vo. pp. 66. 

Mr. Cross was bom in Ipswich, ** of honest and industrious parents," 
14 August, 1706 ; was early apprenticed to a shipwright, which business 
he learned and followed. He married Miss Sarah Johnson, daughter of 
him with whom he learned his trade in Newburyport. She proved an 
excellent wife, and a pattern of female excellence. She died on the 1 8th 
June, 1787, in the 79th year of her age, having lived with her husband 
nearly fifty-nine years. Mr. Cross stood firm on the side of the Patriots 
of the Revolution. He was also a great friend of religion, and promoted 
it by his example and munificence. He gave the Rev, Mr. Jonathan 
Parsons a house and lot, on his coming to settle at Newburyport He 
led four loving and dutiful children, with their rising families. Mrs. 
Martha Nowell, the youngest of the four, died the next day after her 
father, and was buried with him in the same grave ; e. 39. Within 
twenty-one months were carried to the grave, from ** that one house, four 
adult persons. Miss Sarah Cross, an elder sister of hers, was the first 
m this list ; a woman the most remarkable fo; sagacity and .virtue that 
«fer I saWf in her peculiar circumstances." 

Researches among Puneral Sentwns, 

and busmcM were large and extensive;" tlml the *' welfare of ihe Town 

nml ihe prowperiiy of Trade were not llie only ohjecis of his concern.'* 
He gnvc X500 towjirds the support of an Episcopal minister, wliose duly 
it should he to supply churches, and especially Trinity Church, when the 
regular Minister was prevented by sickness rir otherwise from performing 
his dulies. This gift, though not menibned in his will, ihc family cheer- 
fully utlowed^ knowing he had signified such intention. The heirs were 
six in ntiinbcr, and *^ their much respected Mother undertakes for two of 
ihem, that are under age." 

HANCOCK,—*^ Theuniimdy Death of a Man of God lamented —In a 
SeriTion preached at the FuncrnI of the Rev. Mr* John Hancock, Pastor 
of tlie First Church of Christ in Braintree ; who died May 7th» 1744. 
jEiatis SUED 42. By Ehencier Gaif^ A, -A/,, Pastor of a Church in Hing- 
ham. Boston : 1744.'' 8vo. pp. 25. 

*^ Your former Pastor, the Uev. Mr, Jflseph Marshy whose memory ia 
precious to you^died when about the same age. The breach made in the 
afHictcd family is still wider. O! the bitterness of their sorrow^ who are 
mourning for their first -born ! The aged, venerable fiither, and virtuous 
muther of the deceased, had scarce dried their eyes for the premature 
Deuth of one of their lovely sans, before another is taken away from 
them; this was Ma. Ebenezcr l^A^cocK, a very ingenious and serions 
young man, and well quLdified Minister, who served as a son with his 
father in the gospel, six years, and died January 28lh, 1739-40, m. 29." 
Mrs. Hancock was widow of Mr, Samuel Th(uler of Hingham. [Her 
name was Mabv, dau of JamfB Hawke, She was Mr. Thaxter^s second 
w i f e . Sec Lin coin's H ist . Hingham^'il.'l 

HILLHOUSE.^" A Sermon concerning the Life, Death and Future 
Slate of Saints, on the Mournful Occasion of the much lamented Death 
of that late Ingenious, Pious and Virtuous Gentlewoman, Rachel Hill- 
house, of Free Hull, and County Londonderry, Ireland ; who died Jan- 
uary 7th, 1716, By James HiUhouse^A, M„ Minister of the Gospel, Bos- 
Ian: 172 L^^ IBmo. pp. 134 

The Preface to this little volume is signed by Increase and Cotton Ji/a- 
tker. It is dated, 31 Dec. 1720. They say in it that the Author was ^* a 
worthy, hopeful young minister,'' educated at the University of Glasgow 
in Scotland, — read divinity there under Mr, Simson ; ihal about two or 
three years ago he was ordained by the Revd Presbytery of Londonderry 
in Ireland ; and thai he was lately arrived in America; and having lost a 
gracious mother, takes an opportunity hereto publish what he wrote there 
on thai occasion. All that can be learned from the Sermon about Mrs, HilU 
house ^ the Author's mother, is, that she was •' wife to the late Mr, John 
HW house of Tr^e Hall/' 

HOPKINS.—^* Difing Recolltciians of a Faithful Jtfmw/^r,"— A Ser- 
mon, preached in the New South Meetinghouse, Salem, Dec. 25th, 1SI4, 
on ihe Sabbath after the Intermeiu of the Rev. Daniel Hopkinst D, D. 
Senior Pastor of the Third Church in Salem. By the Ret, Bravn Emer- 
ttm. A, M., Pastor of said Church. Salem : 1815," 8vo. pp 28. 

Da, HoFKiNS was bom in Waterburv , Cl 16 Oct 17S4. The hmam 
Dr Sam'l Hopkins of Newport, R. L, was his elder brother. He en- 
tered Yale C, 1754, grad. 1758, settled in Salem, Mik 1766 ; was one of 
the fraoaers of the Mats. Missionary Society. He died on Wednesday 
mormng, at six o'clock, 14 Dec, 1814, in the 8lst year of his age, Hi« 
hftl leraioQ w«s preached on the first Sabbath ia October precedifflj- 
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[Cootinaed from Vol. VII, page 281] 

Samuel the son of Godfrey & Sarah Armitage 7 (8) 1645. 
Joha the son of John 6i Mary Barrel borne (6) 1645. 







1644 Bel. 








Hanna the daughter of John & Hanna Bateman borne 10 

(I) 1645. 
Hanna the daughter of William & Anne Beamsley borne 

(10) 1643. 
Bfanasseh the son of Alexander 6e Elizabeth Beck borne 8 

(8) 1645. 
Hapestill the daughter of Thomas & Anne Bel borne 2 (6) 
Mary the wife of Edward Bendall buried (3) 1644. 
Benjamin the son of Nathaniel d& Alice Bishop borne 31. 

(3) 1644. 
Mary the daughter of William ds Phebe Blantaine borne 

(5) 1645. 
John the son of John d& Sarah Bodman borne (6) 1645. 
Sarah the daughter of Zaccheus dc Anne Bosworth dyed 

(5) 1645. 
John the son of William Bornell borne (8) 1644. 
John the son of Garret & Mary Bourne borne 30 (5) 1643, 

dyed 30 (6) 1643. 
Bfary vxor Garret Bourne dyed 30 (3) 1644. 
Peniel the son of Griffith d& Margaret Bowen borne 10.3. 1644. 
MoQies the son of Robert & Martha Bradford borne 2 (6) 1644. 
James the son of James 6e Grace Browne, borne (7) 1645. 
Martha the dausht*^ of Robert and Martha Bradford borne 9 (9) 1645. 
Peter the son of Willm d& Mary Bride borne (11) 1643. Bridg. 

Alexander the son of Alexander & Elisabeth Baker borne Baker. 

Samuel the son of Alexander 6l Elisabeth Baker borne 16 (II) 1637. 
John the son of Alexander ^ Elisabeth Baker borne 20 (4) 1640. 
Joshua the sonne of Alexander d^ Elisabeth Baker borne 30 (2) 1642. 
Hanna the daughter of Alexander dc Elisabeth Baker borne 29 (7) 1644. 
Mary the daughter of William dc Mary Chadborne borne Chadboume. 

(10) 1644. 
Elizabeth the daughter of Nicholas & Katherin Charlet CharleU 

borne 15 (5) 1645 buried (7) 1645. 
Thomas the son of John ds Susan Collens borne 15. (8) 1645. Collins. 
Benjamin the son of Richard dc Elisabeth Cooke borne (6) 1644 Cooke. 

buned(3) 1645. 
Joseph the son of Richard & Alice Critchley buried (6) 1645 Critchley. 
^lice the wife of Richard Critchley buried. 
^ John the son of Lawrence ds Martha Douce borne (8) 1644 Douee. 

buried (6) 1645. 

Mary the daught' of William & Mary Davies borne 3 (8) 1644. Davies. 
Thomas the son of William & Mary Davies borne 3 (7) 1645. 
John the son of Georg Dell borne (8) 1645. Dell. 

Martha the daught' of Edmund dc Sarah Dennis borne 1 (3) 1644* Denvaia^ 



/ Martha the wife of Lawrence Douce buried (8) 1644. Douce. 

John the sonnc of Edmtind 6^ Sarah Denuis borne 18 (12) 1645. Detmis. 
Johri the Sonne of William dt Martha Dinsdale borne (3) 1644. Dinsdale. 
Posihtimns the sonne of Thomas & Anne Ditchfield borne Ditchjield. 

(6) 1G45. 
William Duglas the sonnc of William Duglaa home 1 (2) 1645, DugJas, 
Elisabeth the duught'' of ffrancis (Sc Mary East borne 1 (9) 1644. East. 
Mehetahell tlie daughter of Jacob iSc Margerie Eliol borne (2) 1645. Eliot. 
Marie the daughter of Madie *& Joanc Engles borne (9) 1644. Engk^. 
Robert the sonne of Robert 6l Deborah ffen borne (4) 1644. fen, 

Abel the son of Gabriell & Elisabeth tY\&\\ borne 15 (10) 1644, Jfish. 
Mary ilitch servant to Richard Wayte dyed, 24 (8) 1644. Jitch, 

Deborah the daughter of Cotton ITlack 6t Jane his wife borne ffiacke* 

5 (N) 1644. 
Eltezer the son of Wm & Phebe ffrancklin borne 4 (8) ffrancklin. 

1645. buried. 
Marie the daught^ of Strong ^ Ellincr fFvmell borne (5) 1645. ffurnel, 
Hannah the daugh'" of John Gallop Junior borne 14 (6) 1644, Gallop. 
Thomas ihe son of Arthur Gill borne (B) 1644. GUI 

Joseph the sonne Benjamin ^ Ami G ilium borne (7) 1644. Gilhm, 

Susan the daughter of Edmund & Katherine Grosse borne Chosse, 

(G) 1644. 
John the son of Thomas & Anne Grubb borne^ 1644 dyed GrwA. 

(6) 1644. 
Elisabeth the daughter of Thomas &► Anne Grubb borne (5) 

1644 dyed (8) 1644. 
Elizabeth the wife of Hugh Gunnison dyed 25 ( 11) 1545. Gunnison. 
Joseph the son of Georg &. Elisabeth Haisall borne 3 (10) 1644. HahaiL 
Mary Hammon servant to m*^ Cotton dyed (7) 16-15. Mammon. 

Experience the daughf of William <St Joan Harvie borne 

4(1) 1644, Harvie. 

Hannah the daughf of Copt Thomas Hawkins borne (8) 1644. Ilaitkins. 
Mary the daughter of Mark & Avery Hands borne 15 (12) 1645. Hands. 
Hanna the wife of Thorn. Hawkins baker dyed 27 (3) 1644. Haickins* 
Rebecca the daughter of Thom. Hawkins baker borne 28 (5) 1645. 
ffrancis the wife of Valentine Hill dyed. 17. (12) 1645. Hiil 

Joseph & Benjamin the sonns of Valent. «Sc ffrancis Hill, 

borne 29 (4) 1644 dyed (6) 
Zebukm the son of Nicholas Hnet borne (11) 1644 Hewet. 

John the son of Richard A: Joan Hoge borne 4(1) 1643. Hogg, 

Mehetabell the daughtf of Jeremy 6l Ester Houtchio bome 

(4) Ui44. Houtchin. 
Anne the daught'' of Edward Ac Katherin Hutchinsou borne Hutchinson, 

IB (9) 1613. 
Deborah the daughter of J/imcs Hudson borne 3 (8) 1644. Hudson, 

Mary ihe daughter of tfrancis &- Mary Hudson borne 22 (6) 164rl. 
Joseph ihe son of John <k Mary Huni borne 10 (7) 1044. Hurd, 

Tinnoihie ihc son of Georg d: Anno Hyde borne (6) 1644. Hifde. 

Susan the danghl' of Edmund A^ Susan Jacklin buried 1 Jacklin. 

(5) 1644/ 

Hannah the daiight' of Edmund & Susan JacMiii Imne 13 (d) 1S15. 
Hanna the daugh' of John Jackson bom« 3 (&) 1M& Jaekmm. 

Jw»mio tbe won of Edmund £:, Martha Jackson borne (^) 1645. Jackson. 

1854.] "^ Early Records of Boston. 39 

Rebecca the daughter of Matthew & Anne Jjons borne 26 Jjons. 

(12) 1644. 
Joseph the son of James 6e Abigail Johnson borne 27 (T) Johnson, 

J 644 buried. 
Abigail the daught' of James & Abigail Johnson borne 25 (9) 1646. 
Joseph the son of Thomas & Joan Joy borne 1 (2) 1645. Joy. 

Job the son of Job ^ Sarah Judkins borne 10 (3) 1637 Judkins. 

dyed 24 (3) 1637. 
Samuel the son of Job 6i Sarah Judkins borne 27 (9) 1638. 
Job the son of Job & Sarah Judkins borne 30 (4) 1641 Dyed (4) 1641. 
Joel the son of Job Judkins & Sarah borne 30 (7) 1643. 
Sarah the daught^ of Job & Sarah Judkin borne 7(10) 1645. 
Hanna Lathrop servant to Richard Waite died 30 (9) 1644. Lathrop, 
Caleb the son of John & Mary Lake borne 27 (3) 1645. Lake. 

Mary the daught' of Christoph^ & Elisabeth Lawson borne Lawson. 

27 (8) 1645. 
John the son of Richard & Abigail Lippincot borne 6 (9) 1644. Lippingcot. 
Ester the daugtr of William Ludkin buried (8) 1645. Ludkin. 

Samuel the son of Richard & Dinah Knight borne 9 (11) Knight. 

42 & buried 25 (7) 43 
Joseph the son of Richard & Dinah Knight borne 15 (3) 1645. 
Abigail the wife of John Manning buried 25 (3) 1644. Manning. 

John the sonne of John 6e Abigail Manning borne 25 (3) 1643. 
Mary the daugh' of John & Abigail Manning borne 3 (4) 1644. 
Jacob the son of Raph & Anne Mason borne 12 (2) 1644. Mason. 

Simeon the son of Henry & Sarah Messenger borne (1) 1645. Messenger. 
James the sons of Robert dc Elizabeth Mers 3(1) 1644. Mers. 

Samuel the son of John Milom borne (6) 1644. Milofn. 

Elizabeth the daughter of Georg ds Mary Michel borne 20 Michel. 

(6) 1645. 

Amander the son of James & Mafy Minort borne (7) 1645. Minort. 
Ebenezer the son of Robert d& Dorothie Moone borne 7 (8) 1645. Moons. 
fiaith the daughtr of Thomas ^ ffaith Munt borne 24 (2) 1645. Munt. 
Samuel the son of the son of Benjamin dc Elisabeth Negoos Negoos. 

borne 17 (10) 1645. 

Leonard Pitts servant of John Burrell dyed 13 ffeb. 1645. Pitts. 

Ruth the daughter of William & Ruth Parson borne 3 (8). 1645. Parson. 
Sarah the daughter of Joseph Phippeni borne (11) 1641. Phippeni. 

John the son of William & Anne Pollard borne 4 (4) 1644. Pollard. 
John the son of Abel & Anne Porter borne 27 (9) 1643. Porter. 

Elisabeth the daught' of Peter de Alice Plaise borne 29 (7) 1644. Plaise. 
Timothie the son of Timothie Prout borne 10 (1) 1645. Prout. 

Sarah the daught' of Arthur & Elisabeth Perry borne 30 (9) 1644. Perry. 
David the son of Edward de Elisabeth Rainsford borne 

(7) 1644. Rainsford. 
Elisha the sonne of William Rex borne (6) 1645. Rsx. 
Deliverance the d&ugh^ of Henry & Sibla Sands borne (6) 1644. Sands. 
Ephraim the son of Thomas 6l ffaith Savadge borne 2 (5) 1645. Savage. 
John Scon son of Robert Scott borne and buried (6) 1645. Scot. 
John the son of Thomas de Joan Scotto borne 2 (3) 1644. Scotto. 
Lidia the daughtr of Joshua de Lidia Scotto borne (5) 1645. Scotto. 
Nadianiel the son of David dc Susan Selleck borne (S) \^ih. SeUecV. 


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Mary llie dangh'' of John ^ Mary Severne bome 15 (7) 1*544. Severn* 
Deborah the rljiughl"' of John Sc Mary Severne borne 26 

(12) U^15. dyed 6 (!) 1645. 
Jonathan the son of Sampson &, Abigail Shore bome 16 

(:i) I(i44 burred (3) 1644. 
Mary \Uc daught*' of Uenr^^ &, Ellinor Sbrlmpton borne (6) 

John the son of ffrancis 5t Elisabeth Smith borne 30 (6) 1644 
Joseph the son of Henrie & Alice Stevens borne I (7) 164*^. 
John liie son of Henry & Alice Stevens borne 10 (7) IG37. 
James the sonn of Henry <k Alice Stevens borne 10 {2) 1610. 
Deborah the daughter of Henry & Alice Stevens borne 25 (ti) 1645. 
Onesimus ihe son of John & Sarah Stevenson borne 26 (10) Sterenson, 

John Stevenson the son of John &. Sarah Stepenson borne (7) 1645, 
John the son of Thomas Sian berry borne if* (7) 1645, Stan^errtf* 

Temperance the wife of John Sweete died (11) 1645. Swrete, 

Hannah the daugh"" of John Synderland home (8) 1644, Syndcrfand, 
Mary the daughi*^ of Thomas 6l Allice Spaulc borne (7) 1644, Spauie. 
Timothie the son of Richard Tapping Sl Judith borne 1633 Tappings 

and dyed. 
Judith the wife of Richard Tapping dyed 1635. 
Joseph the son of Richard Tapping &, Allice borne 30 (7) 

1645, &. dyed 14 (8) 1645. 
John the son of Benjamin i. Deborah Thwing borne 21 (9) 1644. Thwing, 
Grace the daughf of William &- Grace Toy borne 23 (6) 1645, To\f, 
John the son of Robt Turner dt Elisabeth buried 19 (3) 1644, Turner, 
Joseph the son of Robt iSt Penelope Turner borne 7(7) 1644* 
Deliverance the daughf of Edward &* Mary Tyng borne 6 

(6) 1645. 
Hannah the daug^ of Thomas &, Allice Venner borne (11) 1644. 
John the son of Flezekiah &. ffrancis Vsher buried. (10) 1645. 
Elisabeth the daiigt*" of Hezekiah & ffrancis Ysher borne 1. (12) 
Jacob the son of Rob* Walker borne 21 (1) 1644, 
I&aac ihe son of Isaac Walker borne (7) 1644, 
Mary the daughir of William Werdall borne (2) 1644, 
ffebe the daughter of Richard Williams borne (6) 1643. 
Benjamin the son of Richard Williams borne (6) 1645. 
Stephen the son of m"^ Stephen ^ Judith Winthrop borne 

7 (9) 1644, [(12) 1644. 

John the son of Robert & Rebecca Winsworth borne 10 Winsirorth, 
John the son of Nathaniel 6l Mary Wiltioms, borne (6) 1644. WUHams. 
Samuet the son of Edward At Elisabeth Wccden borne (6) 1644. Weedcn. 
Sarah the daughter of Thomas <fe Sarah Webber borne 1643. Wehher. 
William Webb buried, (10) 1644. Wehh, 

Newgrace the son of William Wilson buried (6) 1645. WiHson, 

J John the son of Robert &. Mary Wright buried (I) 1645, Wright 

Elisabeth the daughf of Robert &, Joan VVing borne (5) 1644. Wing, 
Smith Woodward the son of Robert At Rachell Woodward Woodward, 

borne (6) 1644. 
David thf? son of David &- Vrsnla Yale borne 18 (7) 1645. YoLe* 

Elisabeth, dau, of David h Vrsula Yale b. (3) 1644, d, 30 (6) 1644, 

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I ADAMS, WILLIAM, of New Loudon, Con., 7 Oct. 1710 ; was a dc-l 
wcendatil of William^ ^ whose name is foLind on a. list of the inhabitants of 
Ijpswich, Mass. in 1642.* His sons wcret William', Jun., Nathaniel*, and 
Kamuel\ William*, Jun. died Jan 1659, leaving two sons, Willirtni^ and 
pohft^ The former Williom^ was b. 27 May, 1650 ; grad. IL 0. 167J» 
und was ord. 3 Dec, 1673, as ihe Second Minister of Dcdham, where ho j 
pglied 17 Aug. 1685. His eldest son, Eliphalet*, was h. at Dedlmm 26 I 
llHarch, 1677 ; grad. H. C. 1 69 i, and was ord, in New London D Fob, 
^ 170U, where he died 4 Oct. 1753. He m. 15 Dec. 1709, Lydia, daughL 
of Alexander Pygan. His children were William*, h. as above, Pygan^g I 
JAIary*, Thomas', Samuel*, and Lydia*. I 

I William^ ^ a Subscriber for Prince's Chron,, grad, Y. C. 173Q, in which 
^ inalitution he was Tutor from 1732 to '34* He studied Theology, wa» 
licensed to preach, and exercised the functions of his chosen cailing for | 
more than sixty years, in and about New London, but was never ordaioed 
as a Pastor 

He published a single sermon, delivered 23 Oct. 1760, on the Thanks- 
giving for the success of the British arms, in the reduction of Montreal 
Limd the conquest of all Canada. 

f He never mar, but spent the latter years of his life with the widow of 
his brother Pygan, to wliom he gave the whole of his slender estate by 
will. He died 25 Sept. 179^. The descendants of Wm\ in the male 
line have long since become extinct. ji* w, 

GUSHING, JOHN, was the eldest son of Hon. John Gushing, and 

bom at Scituate 28 April, 1662; was deputy to the General Court in 

.1692; of the Governor's Council from 1710 to 1720; Justice of His 

IWajesiy's Superior Court of Judicature in 1720, und honored the station 

Bfintil 1733. He married Deborah, dau, of Thomas Loring, selectman of 

■ Hull, 20 June, \GS^, by whom he had Sarah, 8 Jan. 1689, who married 

Bev. Nathaniel Pitcher, 21 May, 1710; Deborah, 4 April, 1693, who 

married Capt, John Briggs, jr, 2 Dec. 1712. Hon. James Savage m a de- 

Lpceodant, John, 17 July, 1695 ; Elijah, 7 March, 1G93 ; Mary, 24 Nov. 

FnOO, married to Capt, Eleazar Dorby,29 June, 1721 ; Nazareth, U Sept. 

1703, married Benjamin Balch ; Benjamin,^ 17 April, 1706; Nathaniel 9 

July, 1709. Deborah, the wife of Hun. Joh\i Cashing, died 9 June, 1713^ 

nged 45. He married the second lime, widow Sarah Holmes, whose 

"tmme was Thaxter, 18 March, 1713, and had by her, Josiah, 29 Jan* 

• Feil'M Hist, of Ipswich. 

jllist.CnIl., 2d series, Vol. V 11 1, by Hon. Jnmfs Saraj^e, Also fur furiher infor- 
inahon relay ng to rhe Adams Genealogy we wciild rclVr the reader lo the Hisl. 
LColl. of JVJi^s F. M, CiLulliins, Ccimb. tb49, from wbicli we bave received no iaeoD- . 
Pllderable aid ia tbc prepamtioa of ihis article. I 

I It is With pleasure ihfii we d"w laear lesiimony to !be accaracy of tbe siaiemeat 1 
roade by ibe Editor ot ihe Gen, Re^. in a Note, VoL VI L p. 270-^Mary, I he wife of | 
I the Hon. John Bulkley, vvaii ibe veruable daughter of Kev. Eliphalet Adams of New 
I London. But it does not fotlt>w ihat the author of the memoir referred to was mis- 
llftkeaiis to the name of Mrs, Bulkley, For tt is nevertheless irue that be married 
I Mairy Gardner, ?»be havio^ first, 13 Nov, 1733, become the wife of Doctor Jwnatban|. i 
■■fid 7 Oct. 1734| the moiher of his first Ixirn and only sorij John. Dr. Jonatbaft ^ 
■BjttSuer, hnving been lost at sea, 1735, biit wid.^ Mary Gardner, as before aiaiedy U- 
Hiiltbe wife of the Hon. John Bulk ley. 


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1715; Mercy, 24 Oct. 1716, who married the Rev. Naihanlel Eells, of 
Stonington, Conn. 1733, 

The venerable Judge John Cushing deceased on the l^th day of Jan. 
1738. Under this date the Rev, Josmh Cotton of Plymouth thus enlarges 
on the character of this truly eminent man, as recorded on page 2*59 of 
his very excellent Annnls» an unpobhshed manuscript of ancestral me* 
moirs and notices of cotemporaries, ** 1 have lost some valunhle friends 
in my day, and this year he to whom I very much owe my advancement 
has gone ofTlhc stage, — Col Cushing, who had heen chief justice of our 
inferior court, und a councillor of the province fur muny ycnrs, and a 
judge of the supreme court, died 19 Jan,, and was buried 25 Jan., to 
whom, among others, I was a bearer. He was a gentleman well versed 
in law, the life and soul of our court while he continued in it, a man in 
Ihe main of justice and integrity. He was above seventy years old when 
he died, and retained bis faculties tolerably well to his iast sickness. 
When the aged and the honorable arc taken away we ought to be scnsibfy 
affected, and earnestly pray that olhera may be raised up in their stead, 
that may do well and worthily in their day. At ihe ensuing election bis 
eldest son, and our father-in-law, was chosen a councillor in bis fatber*s 
room, and God gmnt ibal he may, according to espectalions, fill up the 
vacancy by a long and failhful continuance in the service of his country* 
His introduction into the office was attended with a more unanimous vote 
than any ever before had, having all the votes save one. At the same 
election Judge Dudley, a man of superior parts and abilities was chosen, 
having all the votes save two, but it was negatived by the governor, 
(Belcher,) and the country thereby deprived of bis services, the council 
weakened," etc. 

CUSHING, THOMAS, the second son of Hon John Cushing, was 
born at Scituate, 2G Dec, 1663 ; married Deborah, a daughter of Capl. 
John Thnxter, 17 Oct. 16B7 j became a member of ibe First Cburcb in 
Boston 1688, on the records of which his name is called '* Cushion ;" 
member of the Ancient and Hon, Artillery Company in 1691, an ensign 
in 1709, In M.irch, 1705, removed with his wife to the Brattle street 
Church ; selectman of Boston in 1723; representative from 1724 to '35 
of the King's State Council, in 1725 was one of the opponents of the 
explanatory charter of King George 1st. His children were John, 6 Sept. 
1688, baptized in the First Church, The following were baptised by 
Cotton Mather tn the Second (Church : Thomas, 30 Jan. 1693 ; Jonathan, 
13 March, 1701; Hannah, 12 Jan. 17(12, married Thomas Hill, Esq. 
13 July, 1727; Margaret, 5 July, 1696, marrietl William Fletcher, 27 
May, 1717 ; Elizabeth, 4 Nov. 1691, married Rev. Jonathan Cushing 
of Dover, N. H. 24 Oct. 1717 ; Deborah, 17 June, 1699 ; Samue*,7 Jan, 
1794, died 4 June, 1706; Deborah, wife of Hon. Mr. Cushing, died 16 
Feb. 1712, Ho married, second time, the widow Mercy Bridgham, 
whose nnme was VVensley, 8 Dec 1712, and deceased 3 Oct. 1740. In 
Suffolk Probate Records, of that period, the Family Coat of Arms is ap- 
praised at twenty shillings. His widow died April 1746, and bequeathed 
her estate to the children of her fiust husband, Joseph Bridgham. 

CUSHING, Rev. CALEB, was the sixth child of Hon. John Cushing, 
who was one of the governor's assistants in 1688, and married Sarah, a 
daughter of Mathew Hawke, a town clerk of Hinghnm, Caleb Cushing, 
the subject of this outline, was born at Scituate 6 Jan. 1672 ; graduated at 
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of the church in Salisbury 1697 ; married Etizabclh, a daughter of Rcv.J 

John Cotton, widow of Rev, James Ailing of Salisbury, 14 Miircb, 169S. 

The Hon. Caleb Cushing, member of Prcsitlent Pierce's Cabinet, is a 

lineal descendant of tbia family. The children of Rev. Caleb Cushing 

were: Caleb, bom 10 Odt. 1703; Jumes, 25 Nov. 1705; John, 10 

■April, 1709 J Joanna, who married Elias Pike of Salisbury ; Mary, whaJ 

Imarncd John Applelon of Ipswich; and Elizabeth, who married Rev.^ 

I Joshua Moody of the Isle of Shoals. 

Wo find in Cotton's Annals ihe following pertinent remarks of Rev, 
Caleb Cushing to Rev* John Cotton, transcribed from his leticr addressed | 
r to him, under date Salisbury, 4 Oct. 1742 : *' The limes are now much 
Idike ihose in the last century, when so many New Lights and new doc- 
trines^ and corrupt errors, llirealcncd to overrun the country. Indeed, 
ihe many trances, visions, and dreams, and wild ecstaciesand enthusiastic 
freaks and frenzies which have abounded in some places, have cast a 
great damp on the work, much cooled the fiery zealots, and we hope God « 
in mercy will prevent the growth of those errors which seem to be creep- 
ing In apace, such as enthusiasm, antinomianism, familism, deism, quaker- 
■ ism, etc., and spare his people, and not give liis heritage to reproach. 
I But whatever design ilje adversary may have against these churches by 
Ishese unaccountable extravagancies and wild commotions, yet ! hope God, 
I who can bring good out of evil, and light out of darkness, will overrule 
all these things for the revival of religion, awakening both ministers and 
p people, and the further growth and establishment in the truth ; and not 
kvu^er blind zealots nor men of corrupt minds to proceed any further, 
when their folly shall be manifest to all men." He also alludes to *^ some 
wandering stars, which by their fiery aspect startle and affright men, 
t rather than enlighten and instruct them.'' We find his signature among 
^tlie numerous signers of documents in 1745 unfavorable to the itineracy 
of Whitfield, and endorsing the proceedings of Harvard College, in 1744, 
m relation to liis career. Mr, Cushing was one of the ihirty^nine clergy* 
men who addressed a letter to Governor Dudley, 11 Nov. 1707, recom- 
mending the election of John Leverelt, a layman, to the presidency of 
Harvard College ^* to his f ivorable acceptance."" VVe have seen a 
crown twelve mo» pocket Bible, London edition, published by Charles Bill 
in 1700, containing the autographs of Rev, Caleb Cushing, dated 1710» 
and of his son, ihe Rev. James Cushing, dated 1752, with texts marked 
throughtiut, from which probably both father and son have preached, and 
by which we find indications of the character of their minds. This copy 
is now in the hands of a g rand -daugl iter of the son, who was long pastor 
of a church in Haverhill^ Mass, It was rebound by I). Gooking, at Bos- 
ton, June, 1744, and was transmitted to the son on the decease of the 
LlLe%% Caleb Gushing, which occurred 25 Jan. 1752, at the age of eighty 
f years. He was the pastor of the church in Salisbury during the period 
of fifty -six years. We know not the man in the county of Essex who 
h«8 moulded a broader and deeper infiuence on the minds of the people 
than our venerable divine, yet we have examined in vain the public cata- 
logues for his productions. Mr. Cushing left one son in the magistracy, 
and two sons in the ministry. It was said of him in the Boston Evening 
Post, that ** he was of excellent natural parts ; judgment and memory, 
which 80 rarely meet, yet met in him in bo eminent degrees ihat il was 
r not easy to say in which he excelled, and at the same time he had the 
kuioit and happiest temper, and the most benign m^\y U^ ^tis la^ViMTv* 


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ed, solid diviDO, nnd of exemplary conversation. He was condescending, 
prudent, benevolent, and a wise counsellor, rcmorkaMe for hoj?piuiliiy. 

GUSHING, JOHN, Jr., the eldest son of Hon, Judge John Cushiiig, 
was born at Stityale 17 JulVi 1695. He resided at Belle House in Scilu- 
ale ; was the town clerk from 1719 to '44; was judge of probate, Ply- 
month Co., 1739; wasjudguof Massachusetts superior court from 1747 
to *7L He married Elizabeth Holmes, a daughter of his falher's second 
wife, 1 April, 1717, and had Deborah, 16 Nov. 1718»\vho married David 
Stockbridge ; Sarah, 26 March, 1720, married Ebenezcr Pierpont 16 
Aug. 1750; John, 16 Aug, 1722; William, 2:1 Sept 1720, died early. 

His wife died 13 March, 1726. He married the second time, Mary, a 
daughter of Josiah Cotton of Plymouth, 1729, by whom his children 
were : Mary, 6 Sept, 1736, who married Rev, El>enezer Gay of llirrg- 
ham, 10 Nov. 1763; William, 1 Mafctr^rTS^, As llm Mrl^TrSjiTe^lFe 
most eminent of all the Gushing fiimily, we will dwell somewhat on his 
character and services. He graduated at Harvard College in 1751 ; 
studied law with Jeremiah Gridley ; was attorney general of this State; 
judge of probate, PownalborQ\ Lincoln Co., Maine, 1768 ; was judge of 
the Mass. superior court, 1772; was judge of ihe supreme judicial court 
in 1782 — ^was the only judge that adhered to our great revolution in 1777, 
and was the first chief justice of the State under the const ilution in 1788. 
In 1789 he was nominated by Washington for chief justice of the U. S. 
supreme court, which honor he declined. In 1788 he was an elector of 
President and Vice President of ihc U. S. In the same year he was vice 
president of the Massachusetts Convention ; was a founder nnd a member 
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciettces in 1780. In 1794, when 
he was the rival candidate for governor of Massachusetts in opposition to 
Samuel Adams, it was said of him hy John Adams : ''' I shall be happier if 
Gushing succeeds, and the State will be more prudently conducted." In 
person he was small of stature, and wore a three-cornered hat and small 
clothes, with buckles on his shoes, lis was an eloquent speaker and in- 
vincible at town meetings. His residence in Scituate was at the southeast 
of Walnut Tree Hill He married Hannah Phillips of Middletown. Conn., 
but had no descendant, and died 7 Sept. 1810, 

The Hon, John Gushing, jr. had a large family. His next child was 
Charles, i:j Aug, 1734 ; Edward, 1736, who died the same year; Hannah^ 
2 Sept. 1738, married Rev, Samuel Baldwin of Hanover, 4 Jan. 1756; Be- 
tbiah, 29 March, 1740, married Abraham Burbank of West Springfield ; 
ttoland,26 Feb. 1750; Luev, married Thomas Aylwin, Esq,, 11 Sept. 
1771 ; Abigail, 

Judge Gushing was one of the presiding judges at the trial of the 
British soldiers for the massacre in Boston, 5 March, k770 , and his origi- 
nal manuscript of argument on I his memorable occasion is in the posses- 
sion of a descendant, with other ancestral documents. He died at Scitu- 
ate 19 March, 1778. 

GUSHING, NATHANIEL, the sixth child of Hon. John Gushing, was 
born at Scituate 9 July* 1709 ; graduated al Harvard College 1728 ; mar- 
ried Mary Pcmberlon 23 Oct. 1729, and died 22 Nov, 1729. We find no 
further information regarding him. His name is de^^ignatcd on Princess 
catalogue of subscribers, among twenty-eight who deceased during the 
long period in which he was engaged in obtaining patrons for his work. 

CUSHING, THOMAS, the second son of Hon. Thomas Gushing, was 
bom at Boston 30 Jan. 1693 ; graduated nt Harvard College in 1711 ; was 



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a member of the Brattle Street Church in 1713, dismissed to the Old 
South Church, on the erection of the new edifice, in 1730 ; was a Boston 
representative in 1735, and engaged in mercantile pursuits. We have 
seen on original day-book used by Mr, Gushing, from which %ve extract 
these parages : ** Expence IK to Samuel Pitclitr for Shaving myself and 
(iwu) sons, a' Jan. 24, 1738 to July 24, 1740, Xl'i:' " Expence D^ etc. 
for a Wigg for my son Neddy, Jt'ti." Mr. Ciishing was speaker of the 
house of representatives from 1742 to '46. Fie was frequently moderator 
of town meetings, and especially on the occasion when Boston voted 
thanks, 3 Sept. 1742, to Peter Faneuil, Esq., for the gift of the Market 
House and Town Hall. He married Mary, a daughter of Edward Brom- 
field, 4 June, 1724. Their children were : Thomas, 24 March, 1725, who 
became an active leader of the revolution; Edward, 21) Nov. 1727 j 
JIary, 6 OcU 172s ; Elizabeth, baptized 14 Oct. 1733. Mr. Gushing died 
11 April, 1746. It is eulogy enough of this eminent merchant to quote 
the language of his pastor, tiic immortal Thomas Prince, who remarked 
of lum, in the funeral sermon occasioned by his decease : '^'^ I found that 
in a small, relaxed and feeble body there dwelt a great, a lively, a strong 
mod well composed soul."** His widow died 30 Oct, 1746, aged fifty 
years. The Boston News Letter of that period states that "^she fell down 
dead in her chamber alone." It is a strong indication that Thomas Cush- 
iDg knew how to appreciate the inestimable public iidvanloge of Prince's 
Cbronology, as he was a subscriber for twelve copies of the work, and 
only one person gave his name for a larger number. This was Mr. Jona- 
than Whitney of Wrentham, who engaged twenty-four copies. Will 
some one who bears the name contribute his biography ? 

GUSHING, JOB, a son of Mathew Gushing of Hingham, who married 
Joel, a daughter of Capt, John Jacob, 31 Dec. IGS^l, was born 19 
July, 1694, and graduated at Harvard College in 1714. He enlercd the 
ministry, and was ordained as the first pastor of ihe first church in 
Shrewsbury, 4 Dec, 1723, and married Mary, a daughter of Rev. John 
Prentice of Lancaster, 16 March, 1727, and, according to Ward, resided 
00 house lot No. 22, *^ granted to \he first minister, which, with other 
grants made to him, contained some of the best lands in the town." He 
died very suddenly, 6 Aug. 1760. His widow died 27 May, 17U8, at the 
age of ninety. Their children were: Job, 1 Jan. 1726; Jacob, 17 Feb, 
1730; Marv, 25Jan. 1731, who died 1 April, 1740; Bridget, 4 Dec. 
1734, who'died 6 April, 1740; John, 10 Sept. 1737, who died 1740; 
Mary, 24 March, 1741, married Nathan Stone of Yarmouth, (now Den- 
nis) 17 Oct. 1765 — three of their grand-children were lost olf Cupc Cod 
in 1814; John, 22 Aug. 1744; Bridget, 12 Sept, 1746, who died early. 
We refer our readers to Ward's Shrewsbury Families for porticulars of 
ihe descendants of Bcv. Job Cushitig, Two of his sons graduated at 
Harvard College and entered the ministry; the eldest of whom, Jacob, 
became pastor of the church at Walthum, and John was settled at Ash- 
burn ham, Mass. A blessing forever rests on the memory of the father 
and his sons. — \ CommunicaUd by Mu. James S. Loring.] 

** ELIOT, ANDREW, Jr.— Student at Harvard CoL" wus b. 25 Dec* 
1718; grad, H, G. 1737. He was settled over New North Church in 
Boston, 14 April, 1742, and d, 13 Sept. 1778. He received degree of 
D.D from Edinburgh, 1767. 

He m. Elizabeth Langdon, 5 Oct. 1742. She was b. 1 July, 1721. 
They had issue as follows: I. Josiah, b. 11 Jan» 1744', IL lom\\^\i.^\ 

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Jan. 1746; 111. Elizabeth, b. 4 May, 1747; IV. Samuel, b. 17 June, 
1748; V. Jlutb, b. 2 Oct 1749 ; VL Mnrv, b. 24 Jon. 1751 ; VII. John, 
b. 31 Muv, 1754; VIIL Sarab^b. 3 NoV 1755; IX. Susannah, K 25 
Feb. 1759 ; X. Ephraim, b. *J9 Dec. 17G1 ; XI. Anna, b 27 April, 1765. 

ELIOT, Rev. JACOD,of Lebanon, vsras born in Boslon, 14 Nov, I70Q» 
and was a descendant of Jacob, who arrived at Boston 2 Nov. 1G31, in 
the ship Lion, in company with his younger brother John^ the grrat 
Apostle to our Gentiles. {Savage.) He was ordained a deacon of the 
first churcfi 17 Mav, Ki40, and died 1(351, leaving a wid., Margery, who 
died 1661. Their children were : Jacob*, b, 16 Dec. 1632; John^ b. 28 
Dec. 1634; Hannah', b 29 Jan. 1637-8; Abigail', b. 7 April, 1639; 
Susanna', 22 July, 1641; and Asaph', 2 Nov. I65L Jacab^t freeman 
1654^ m., 9 Jan 1654, widow Mary Wiicox» by Capt, Humphrey Alher- 
ton* He was held in bigh esteem as a captain and deacon, and died 16 
Aug, 1693. Hi.s son Joseph^ was born 13 Jan. 1663, 

Jacob*, ihe subject of tliis brief memoir, was a son of Joseph^ and 
Silence, and was born as abov^. He grad. Har. Col. 1720, and was or- 
dained first minister of tlie third church in Lebanon, Ct,, 26 Nov. 1729, 
wbich relation he sustained to tbe time of his death, 12 April, 1766. 

His Oidinalion Sermon was preached by Rev, Solomon WiHiams, A. M. 
John Bulkley gave the Charge, and Jared Eliot the Riglil band of Fellow-, 
ship. The two former were Subscribers to Prince, and the latter a grandson 
of " Apostle " John. 

He married, 4 May, 1732, Betty, a daughter of Rev. John Robinson ; a 
grad. of H. C. 1695, and a minister at Duxbury, Mass., for thirty-nine years. 
He was also one of Prince's aubscrit>crs, of whom we propose to add 
more hereafter. Betty was b. at Duxbury, 28 Sept. 1712, and was an 
elder sister of Faith Robinson, who became the wife of tbe first Governor, 
(Jonathan) Trumbull, Their children were: Jacob*, b. 27 Aup, 1734; 
Belty% born 16 March, 1736. Mr«. Betty Eliol d. 22 March, 1758. He 
m. for a second wife, 4 Juno, 1760, Miss Anne Blacklench of Stratford, 
and had Joseph*, b. 2 Nov. 1762 ; and John* b. 6 June, 1764. 

Jacob Eliot,* Jan., m , 27 May, 1761, Martha Blockleach of Stratford. 
Their children were : Martha", b. 8 April, 1763 ; Jacob% and Samuel^, 
twins, b. 27 Aug. 1765; and Benj * b. 7 Oct. 1767. Jacob* bernmc a 
Justice of the Peace, and died at Lebanon, much respected, 28 March, 
1783. Benjamin" died in Dobbs County, N. C, near tlie residence of his 
uncle Joseph*, in the year 1800, Jacob and Samuel removed to Moors, 
N. Y., where they have descendants now living. Martha became the 
wife of Dyar S. Hinckley, a grud. of Y. C. 17^5, and settled in Lebanon, 
where she now has descendants by tbe name of Wet more. a. w. 

HUNTINGTON, HEZEKIAH, of Norwich. ♦Simon' is supposed 
to be the ancestor of the numerous families m New England of the namo 
of Huntington. He was a native of Norwich^ in Enghind, and embarked 
for Saybrook, Conn., in 1639, in company with Mr. Fenvvick, He was 
accompanied by bis three sons, Simon"> Christopher^, and SamueP. Hfl 
died on the voyage, just before the vessel reached her place of destina- 
tion. Samuel removed to New Jersey, but his two elder brothers settled 
at Saybrook, where they remained till 1660, when they removed to Nor- 
wich, accompanied by Rev. f Jamea Fitch and others. 

• S«e riitt. of Norwich, by Jlisi F. M. CauJkias, 
fTrambufrs HisL of Com, Voh 1. p 236. . 

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Christopher* ni , 7 Oct. 1653, Ruth Rockwell of Windsor. His chil- 
dren were: Ruth'; Christopher*, Jr., born 1 Nov. 1660; Thomas', John*, 
Susannah', Lydyah', and Anne^ Dca. Christopher*, Jun., m., 26 May, 
1681, Sarah Adgat Their children were: Ruth^ Christopher^, Isaac*, 
Jabez*, Matthew* ; Hezekiah*^ a subscriber for P's C., born 16 Dec. 1696, 
and Sarah*. By a second m.,Oct. 17()6, with Judith, the wid. of Jona- 
than Brewster, he had Judith*, John*, Ebiz*, and Jeremiah*. 

Hezekiah^ m., 9 July, 1719, Hannah Frink, and had Hannah*, Ann*, 
Eunice*; Hezekiah*, b. 10 Aug. 1726, grad. Y. C. 1744. died 15 May, 
1747; Elias*, Abigail*, Elijah*, Eunice*, Dorothey*, Gurdon*, and Luce*. 
Of this numerous family not one descendant now remains. He m., 2d, 
23 March, 1748-9, Dorothy Williams of Bristol. Their only child was 
Hannah*, b. 3 Nov. 1750. 

Hannah* (born 1750) became, 11 Dec. 1771, the wife of •Col. Joshua 
Huntington. She was married by the venerable tDr. Benj. Lord, (also 
one of Prince's Sub.) as we believe her father was, fiAy-one years before 

Their only child, Betsey*, became the wife of the Hon. Frederick 
Wolcott of Litchfield, a brother of the last, and a son of the first Oliver, 
and a grandson of Roger, the three having been governors of Conn. 
Their children are : Huntington', now of Boston ; Mary Ann' ; Freder- 
ick', who m. a dau. of G. G. Howland of New York ; Hannah', and 

Hezekiah Huntington was engaged in the manufacture of linseed oil, 
and in trade, by which he amassed an estate worth, at his decease, more 
than four thousand pounds. He was a dea. of the first church in Nor- 
wich ; Chief Judge of the Inf. Court ; Judge of the Probate Court from 
the formation of the Norwich Dist. in 1748 to 1773; and Assistant or 
member of the upper House of the Assembly for the almost unprece- 
dented term of twenty-eight years. He died at New London during the 
session of the Court, Feb. 10, 1773, aged 76. a. w. 

LEWIS, EZEKIEL, son of Capt. Wm. Lewis of Farmington, Ct., 
was b. 7 Nov. 1674; grad. Harv. Col. 1695. I find from Westfield Chh. 
Recs. that, "1697. (3). 16. Mr. Ezekiel Lewis entered into Church fel- 
lowship." " 1703. 24., (7) Mr. Ezekiel Lewis dismissed to South Chh. 
Boston." He was a merchant in Boston. Representative 1723-4, 5, 6, 
7, Nov. 1727. 28-30 Feb. 1731. May 1731. He m. (1) Mary Brea- 
den, 18 March, 1702 ; (2) Abigail Kilcup, 1 1 Oct. 1704. 

Ezekiel Lewis d. 14 Aug. 1755, aged 81. Mrs Mary Lewis d. 20 Feb. 
1703. Abigail Lewis d. 

Issue by Isi t9t/e.— Mary, b. 21 Jan. 1703; ra. (1) John Edwards, 25 
April, 1722, and (2) Thayer. 

Issue by 2d wife. — Abigail, b. 12 June, 1706, m. Jere. Gridley ; Wm. 
b. 28 Nov. 1707, d. 13 Nov. 1710; Sarah, b. 21 May, 1710— not named 
in father's Will ; Elizabeth, b 22 Aug. 1712, ra. Harrison Gray, 9 Jan. 
1734 ; Hannah, b. 14 Sept. 1714— not named in father's Will ; Ezekiel, 
b. 15 April, ni7^ perhaps grad. Harv. Col. 1735. 

Capt. Wm. Lewis, the father of the above named Ezekiel, was, so far 

*Col. Joshoa Hantington represents the other son of Simon^ He was the son of 
Jabez and Hannah, the daught. of Rev. Ebenezer Williams of Pomfret, (a Sub. for P. 
Cbron); the grandson of Jushaa and Hannah (Perkins) Huntington ; gr. grandson 
Dea. SimoQ and Sarah (Clark) Hantington ; and gr. gr. grandson of Simon of Nor- 
wich, Eng. 

t See Gen. Register, Tol. Til. page 74. 

Weniworth Correciion. [Jan. 

m appenrSf iho only child of Wm. Lewis of Newtown (Cambridge) 
Hwtford, lladley and Farmiiiglon. lie (Copt. Wm.) m. (1) Mary Hop- 
kilia« dan. of tht* wife of Riclmnl Wliiteliotul of Windsor, Ct. ; (2) Mary 
Clieevcr» *22 Nov. 167 1, «I«n. of ihe fumoiifi sclioo!masier Ezekiel C;, and 
died IB Aug, 1690, at Farmington, His widow (the moiher of Ezukicl) 
m. dea. Thomas Bull of Farminglon, 3 Jan. 1092, ond d. 10 Jan. 1728, 
nged 87 or 88. 

Wm. Lewis, the father of Capt. Wm. and p;ranfather of EzokieU be* 
lonfTcd to the Brain tree Company which, in 1032, removed frcmi Brainlree 
to Camhridge ; thenco, about l'636, to Miirtford ; nhout 1659 to Hadlcy, 
which town he represented in the General Court, 1662; from thence to 
Farmington. where ho died, Ang. 1683. His wife (Felix) died at Had- 
ley, 17 April, 1671. l. m. b. 


The following corrections and comments upon an article in the October 
number of the Register, 1853, page 304, should be inserted to make his- 
tory right : The April number, 1853, page 129, says Margaret Vanghan 
d. of George and Elizabeth (Elliot) Vanghan, was born 21st August 1705, 
and died 9th September, 1706. This corresponds with April number^ 1851, 
page 245, where your correspondent gives her birth the same, and says she 
died young. Now, this same correspondent says :—** Abigail Vaughn, 

[sislerj born 11 March, 1709, married Wcntworth." Now, the 

third wife of H unking* Wontworth, of Portsmouth, was Margaret Vangh- 
an, who died 25th Feb'yf 1788, in her 78th year. This Abigail was only a 
mistake for a .second Margaret. So there was no Abigail Vaugban for Gov. 
Bcnning Wentworth to murryk The atory of his marrying Anne Estwick 
is without authority except the poorest of tradition, which amounts to 
nothing against the Boston Records, which say that Bcnning W^entworth 
married Abigail tfanghtcr of John Ruck of Boston, 31st December, 1719. 
She wjis baptized l7lhSept. 1699. The Records of the Second Church 
of Boston give the following baptism of Gov. Benning's two oldest chil- 
dren : John, son of Abigail Weniworth, 29lh January, 1720-1 ; Bcnning, 
son of do, 1st July, 172-!. Gov. Benning had another son, Foster, who 
was probably baptized at Portsmouth. She died Bth Nov. 1755, and there 
is neither evidence nor even tradition that he had a wife aderwards, until 
he married Miss Hillon. Gov, Bcnning had no children who lived to be 

Your correspondent, in same October for 1853, thinks, because Paul 
Weniworth of Rowley, Moss., was uncle to the children of Benjamin and 
Sarah Barnard of Watcrtown, Mass., that Mrs, Barnard was daughfer of 
Elder William Wentworth. The only daughter of Elder William, yet 
discovered, is Elizabeth, wife of Richard Tozier or Tozer. If the truth 
is ever discovered in this matter^ 1 think it will appear that Catharine, 
wife of Paul Wentworth, was a Barnard, 

The origin of the following Wcnlworths in that article have yet to be 
traced out. James Wright and Mary Wentworth married 24 lb Sept. 1712 ; 
Caleb Philips and Elizabeth W^ent worth, 31st Dec. 1730; Humphrey 
Scarlett and Mary Wentworth, 1 1th Sept. 1733, 


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RiDDAR. — Thaddeus^ selectman , 
Lynn, 1661-2. 

RiGGS. — Thomas^ ae. 32 in 1667. — 
Thomas^ Gloucester, 1666. 

RiLET. — Henry, Rowley, 1670. 

Ring. — John, a wits. 1661. — Rob- 
ertj cooper, wf. Elizabeth, 1666. 

RiTF.— Thomas, ee. 40 in 1662. 

RiPTON. — John, a Scotchman, had a 
house in 1665. 

RisHWORTH. — Edward, son-in-la. to 
Rev. Jno. Wheelwright, 1676.— 
Edward, York, 1669. 

Viix.— Thomas, Salem, barber, 1652 ; 
wf. Margaret. 

Roberts— See Maverick. — Rob- 
ert, inventory, 1663. — John, ee. 24 
in 1670.— J^o^n, ae. 45 in 1692.— 
Samuel, of Ipswich, 1669 ? — John, 
s. 45 in 1692. 

Robins. — Samuel, Salisbury, will 22 
Aug. 1665, gives estate to his 
father, John Robins of Theding- 
wortb, Leicestershire, O. Eng- 
land, mother Hester and bro. Jo- 
seph Robins. 

Robinson. — See Brown. — William, 
wf Isabella, ch. {Martha) b. 2 
Feb. 1645-6, d. 3 days after.— 
John, inventy. 28 Mar. 1653.— 
Samuel, ee. 22 in 1658.— JbAn, 
Ipswich, will 1657-8, (noch ); he 
was living in 1660. — Joseph, m. 19 
in 1664.— Ttmo%, Salem, 1668. 
—John, w. 22 in 1662.— /oAn; 
Haverhill, [no date.] 

Robt. — Henry, 1654. — Henry, tB. 50 
in 1664. 

Rogers. — See Denison. — ^Lambert 
— Rev. Nathaniel, m. Margaret 
' (Rogers) Crane, dau. of Robert 
Crane, in England; ch. Samuel, 
Timothy, Ezekiel, Nathaniel ; 
three gr. ch. John, Nathaniel, and 
Margaret Huhbard. '« To the ch 
of my cousio John Harris of 
Rowl^, ▼12. t Elizabeth, Nathan 
id, John and Mwry.^^ Extracts 

fr, Nath. Rogers^ will, made 25 
Sept. 1655. — Margaret his da. m. 
Rev. Wm. Hubbard, — Ezekiel, «. 
26 in 1666 ; grad. 1659,— Joshua, 
drowned, June, 1668. — Timothy, 
Boston, son of Mr. Nathaniel of 
Ipswich, will 9 May, 1655. — 
Martha, se. ab. 16, chooses her 
mother Mrs. Margaret R. for her 
guardian. She, Mrs. Margaret, 
was sister to Rev. Wm, Hubbard. 
—The other ch. of Mr. Ezekiel 
R, were Nathaniel, Ezekiel, Tim* 
olhy and Samuel. They were 
under age. Mr Ezekiel d. 23 
Jan. 1675; was son of Rev. 
Nath.— Nathaniel, ee. 24 in 1659. 
—Mr. Nathaniel d. 14 June, 1680. 
— Mr. John, bro. Nath. 

RoLFE. — Daniel, m. Hannah, da. 
Humphrey Bradstreet, — See 
Bradstreet. — Daniel, son to 
Robert Co/Zin5,l 672.— See Holt. 

Daniel m. Bradstreet, d. 

1654.— JbAn, \Mb.—Jahn, Salis- 
bury, 1663. — Henry, Newbury, 
will proved 28 Mar. 1643; wf. 
and ch. mentM but not named, 
except John, oldest son ; all under 
21 yrs., " kinsman Thomas Whit- 
teer;" bro. John Rolfe, cousin 
John Saunders of Salisbury. — 
Daniel, 1656; wf. Hannah, da. of 
Humphrey Bradstreet. — Daniel, 
^* slain in y« warrcs with y« 
Inians,*^ says my bro. Ezra, and 
father R. — Benj. sen. Newbury, 
1693 ; John, wf. Dorothy, 1693. 
— Benjamin, sen. weaver, 1698. 
— Benjamin, ee. 32 in 1669. — See 

RooTE. — Josiah, 1670. — Thomas, 
(Roots) weaver, 1657. 

RooTON. — Richard, will June, 
1663 ; no ch. 

Roper. — See Dutch. — Walter, da. 
Sarah, 1670.— Walter, Ipswich, 
1670, ». 68 m \Q»(^,^A^^\kV], 


Earhj Selllcrs of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


same yerir; wilf^ wf. Susan^ ch. 
Johfi^ Nathaniel^ Mart/^ Elho- 
btih^ Sarah ; grand-rh. Eiizaheth^ 
Margaret, S:isan, Rose, Sarah 
Sparks and John Batch, — Waller^ 
SB. 45 in 1658. 

Ropes — George^ Salem» d, inleat, 
1570 1 wf. JMfary, sons George and 

Ro w. — John , sen , will 1 6 G 1 ; w f , 
Bridget, sons John and Hugh. — 
Hugh, m. 20 in 1605. 

RowDEN. — John^ Salem, 16SS, — 
John, ai. 50, Mar if, AS in 1G6H. 
— JoArr, Sulem, 165*2. 

RowiiLL. — ^ Krt/pw/iJif, Salt sbuiy, car- 
penter, wf. Joanna^ Hi 6 1 -2, — 
Thorn a Ji, Ipswich, 1658. 

RowLAMD, — Samuef, a^ 20 in 1667, 
n»icl Manjf tc. 17, niece to Jas.\^ 
Stnith,^ Richard, Salem, 1668,1 
te. GO \n imd.—Mary, m. 39 in 

R w L A N D s ON . — Joscph , ( Roland ■ 
son) of Lancaster, says my dear 
aunt Elizabeth WeHs, laic de- 
ceased. She was widow of Dea- 
con Weils, of Salisbury. 

— John Harrison of Rowley " was 
Jate husband of my aynl " — 
Thomas^ (Rolatidsen, hro, of the 
^preceding) will 7 iuly, 1682, d. 
same month and year; wf. Doro- 
thtf ; son Joseph, and 4 das. 

Hi7€K,— Mr. Samuel, [1658 ?]— 
Thomas^ Boston, draper, and 
Elizabeth, 1654,— TAwma* and 
John, Boston, 1651 \ JaAji, Salem, 
lOiiO ; Thomas, wf. EHzabctL 

RuMBALL,^ — Daniel, m, 50 in 1654. 
— Daniel, blacksmith, Salem, ae. 
62 in 16GI ; Sarah, w. 70, s. y. 

KtrSB. — John^ sen. te 50 ; Margaret, 
41 or 12 in 1^61. — Nat hariie!, m. 
28 in 1668. 

RossELL. — Henry, 1665. — Richard, 
ae 23 in 1665.— Rt^^fr, m. 60 
same yQixr.^ Daniel, a\ 68 in 
1668, — Joseph, apprenlice to 
George Keysar, 1686-7. — Henry, 

.., Ipswich* to, 55 in J 665. 

%ji%T,— Nathaniel, a? 29 in 1670. 

J3il>L£R. —See BusHEE. — Anthony, 

Salisbury, shoemaker, wf. Mar* 

SAVFAh^John, a;. 30 in 1651. 

Safford,— Joseph, bd. 59 in 1092, 
— See Lt>w. 

Sallows.— Thomas, Sntcm, inven- 
tory, 1663 — Mark, Salem, will 
14 Nov, 164G. 

Salmon. — Daniel, Lynn, a*. 50 in 
1660; living IQm.^Danieh a 
sol d ie r i n the Pu qu ol War, — Wil' 
Ham, Newhuryt [no date.] — Mar* 
gery, wife of Daniel Slacker, 

S A LT E It , — Theoph ihis, 1 6 5 L — 

Chnrlestown, 1664. — Henry, 
Cha rl esto w n , 1 667 .— Wi lliam,m, 
43 in 1655. 

Sanborn, — See Moulton.- — Steven, 
Hampton. — JoA«, Hampton, l<i43 ; 
wf. Mary, d. 30 Nov, 1668.— 
John, SCO m, Margaret Moulton, 
2 Aug. 167L— /oAn, m. Marga- 
ret Godfrey, 14 Sept. 1671. 

Sanders.— See Birdsall^ — Pikb. 
— RoLFE. — John, Salisbury, — 
John, (Sanders) Salem, will 1645 ; 
fa, Grafton, son John not 21. — 
ToUas, mm. —John, Wells, 
1645.^ — John, Newbury, yeoman, 
1655 ;^— Hampton, 1643. — James, 
ae. 22 in 1665 ; Haverhill— J(^/in, 
of Weeks, in the parish of Dain- 
ton, Co, Wilts, eonstitutes his 
kinsman,, Richard Dole, of New- 
bury, his attorney ; wf Hester, fk, 
Roffe ; Hester Sandet^s was wf. of 
John Rolfe, 1670. — John, Hamp- 
ton, lti49. 

Sakdin. — Arthur^ inventory, 1667, 

Sargeant.— See Baenes, Challis, 
Colby, Hat ward. — WiUiam, 
seaman, 1652. — Wiiliamt sons 
IViliiajn and Thotnas, 1609. — 
Thomas, m, da. Wm. Barnes ; m, 
Rachel Barnes, 2 Mar, 1668-9 ; 
William, m, Mary Colby, 23 
Sept, H>68* — William, Amesbury, 
will 1670-1 ; da. Elizabeth, wf. 
of Samuel Colby; sons Thomas 
and Willioim ; das. Mary and 
Sara ft; gr, ch, Wil Ham ChalHs, 
Elitaheth, Lydia^ Mary, Philip 

1864] Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


Watson CJutUiSy. Dorothy CoJhy^ 
Elizabeth Colby, Wm. Sargent^ 
and loving bro. in-la. Mr. Thomas 
Bradbury, — WillU^m^ ®. 35 in 

Savage. — Thomas^ Boston, merch. 
1654; s. 57 in 1664; Thomas, 
iun. ae. 25 in 1661. — Henry, 

Sawer.— Edward, ». 60 in 1608. 

Sawyea. — John, Haverhill, 1670. — 
Samttei, ae 18 in 1665. — Edward, 
(Sawer) ©. 60 in 16^,— James, 
Ipswich, weaver, 1670. — Edward, 
wL Mary, son John, 1676 — Ed- 
mund, Ipswich formerly, now of 
York, 1661 ; Samuel, id. — Henry, 
S or Sayward, 166:). 

Sayek.— James, 1669, wf. 1669. 

Sat WARD. — Henry, Strawberry 
Bank, formerly of Hampton, 165U. 
— Jd. planter, of Sagamore Creek 
in Strawberry Bank, 1652. 

^K^^om.— Richard, 1676. 

Scarlet. — See Dennis. — Ann, will 
1642-3; bro. Browning, bro. Jo- 
seph Grafton ; sister Dennis ; ch. 
Mary, Margaret, Joseph. 

Scott. — See Kimball. — Thomas, 
Ipswich, will 8 Mar. 1653-4 ; ch. 
Thomas, Elizabeth, Abigail, Han- 
nah, Sarah, Mary, and bro. Rich- 
ard Kimball. — Thomas, of Stamp- 
ford in the jurisdiction of New 
Haven, Ct , son of Thomas of 

Scruggs. — See Rayment. — Tliomr 
as, inventory 24 June, 1654. — 
Mary, wid., Salem, 1654, son-in- 
la. John Rayment. 

Scudder. — See Bartholomew. — 
Thomas, Salem, will 30 Sept. 
1657. — Elizabeth, widow, inven- 
tory \me.— Thomas, 1647. 

Scullard.— iSamueZ, will 1647 ; two 
ch. Mary and Sarah. 

Sealt.— JbAn, se. 24 in 1672. 

Seayzt.— Richard, s. 35 in 1670. 

Sbers. — Alexander, inventory 1667. 

Sbverance. — See Ambrose — See 
Church. — John, son-in-law to 
Bichard Kimball, — John, planter, 
1$43« wf. &uafina. — John^ Salis- 

bury, vintner, 1666. — Eben, son 
of John, will 1665 ; bros. John, 
Benjamin, Ephraim ; sisters Abi- 
gail Church and Mary Coffin. — 
John, will 7 Apr. 1682, d. 9 Apr. 
wf Susanna ; ch. John, Ephraim ; 
son-in-Ia. and gr. son Jonathan 

Sharp. — Samuel, inventory 1666. 

Shaeratt. — Hugh, Dover. 1659. — 
Hugh, wiU 30 July, 1670 ; wf. 
Elizabeth; ch Samuel, Elizabeth 
Deare, John Griffin, Lydia Grif' 
Jin,ch\\d Humphrey Griffin. [Per- 
fectly un-understandable.1 

Shatswell. — Richard,\659. — Tlie- 
ophilus, wf. Susanna ; ©. (he) 45 
in 1659.— /oAn, will 1646; wf. 
Johan, son Richard, bro. Theo- 
philus ; sis. Mary, wife of John 
Webster. Mary aAcrwards m. 
John Emery. 

Shattock. — Samuel, Salem, felt ma- 
ker, 1658. 

Shaw. — Roger, father-in-law to 
Abraham Tilton, \6b3.— -Benja- 
min, wits. 1664. — Roger, last wf. 
Susanna, widow of Wm. Tilton. — 
Josrph, son of Roger. — Abraham, 
8B. 30 in 1664. — Benjamin, bro. 
Samuel Fogg, 1672. Joseph and 
Benjamin, sons of Roger of Hamp- 
ton, a da. of Roger wf. of Thomas 

Parker. Roger, Cambridge, 


Shepard. — See Eastman. — Isaac, 
a). 25 in 1665. — Jeremiah, m. 33 
in 1683. — Solomon, m. Sarah, det. 
of Roger Eastman, [no date.] 

Sherburne. — Henry, 1654. 

Sherman. — Samuel, se. 30 in 1666. 

Sheralt. — See Deare. 

Sheering. — See Lummus. — Henry 
(Sherry) aB. ab. 64 in 1668.— 

John, m. da. Edward LuM' 


Shipley. — Ann, mentioned in Joan 
Cutfiing^s wil 1 , 1 644. — John^ 
(Shepley) 1655. 

SnoRT.-^Henry, 1665; mentions 
bro Thompson. — Sarah, s. 50, 
leed.-'Anthony, wf. Ajine, 1655. 

S19LBT, — Rich^rd^ widow HatvaoK^ 


Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk, 


eldest son Samuel, 1100, — John^ 
deceased, wf. Rachel^ 1661. 

Silver . — * Thorn a^i , w f. Marp ; cl i . 
John and Thomas f fno date.]^ 
Widow Mari; m. Capt. Smon 
Wainwrii^ht^ who was kef, by In- 
dians in Haverhill^ 171 1, — Thom- 
as^ ch. Thomus^ Johii^ Samuel^ 

Mary^m. Rohhmn ; Sarah y 

m. AUey ; Martha j m. 

WifieU ,■ Hannahy m. Akers. 

Silvester, — Nalhaniefy wit, will of 
Lawrence Sout hunch of Shelter 

Simmons — Samnefy Haverhil!, 1669. 
— John, SB. 38 in 1678. 

SrMPSON. — See JoiiDAN.— Fra«ci>, 
ae. 55 in 1644. 

SiNGLKTARY. — Rkhord^ Salisbury, 
1645, 1653; wf, Su-sanna. — Jona- 
than , wf. Mary — Richarfi^ m. 6^ 
in 1662; Susannah, ac. 46, 1662. 
— Richard and Susanna, 1662. 

Si N K L E Fi ^Joh n , \v f. Ma ry^ E xo t c r , 
1667,— JoArt (Sinclar) Exeter, 

Skerry. — Henrt/^ ne. 50 in 1663. — 
Francis, ae. 60. 

Skillin. — Thomas, and [wf. ?] Deh- 
orali had son, Thomas^ b. Nov. 

Slater. — John^ Marblehead, 1665, 
wf. Eliza heih. 

Slead. — John, ae. '25 in 1670. 

Sleeper. Hampton, 1657. 

Smalledge. — William^ Ipswich, 

Smart.^ — John^ Exeter, 1653. — 
Cikpi. James, 166S. — JJoicrf, Exe- 
ter, 1674. 

Smith. — Snmmt, Wenham, 1642.^ — 
See Brown, CoKER, Dalton, Gil- 

tUAS. — George, Salem, Hlf)l}. — 
SamurJ, Wenhom, will [1642?] 
wf. Sarah, son Thomas, da. Mf*ry\ 
m. to Wm, Brown, who had two 
ions, WiUiam and John. — John, 
Richard, m^O.— William, Ips- 
wich, 1654. — Hetirtf, Rowley, 
1656.— Serjeant John, te. 30 m 
1658.— Rohtrt,m. 33 in 1656.— 
Richard, Ipswich, son of Richard 
living in Old England. — Meribah^ 

Rohert^ Hampton, 1657. — John, 
servr. to Wm. BrUingham, 1662, 
— Robert, w. 33 in l^bS.^—John, 
a?. 42 in 1666. — Henry, a3. 63 ; 
James, w. 43 in 1667.— C apt. 
Jam es, 1 (}G8 . — Benjam in , Read- 
ing, m, 30 in 1667 — James, Mar- 
blehead, ic. 45 in 1669. — Thomas, 
te. 2i, 8. y,— Nathaniel, 1672,— 
John, [Iampton,sonof JWitt late of 
the Vineyard- — Benjamin, Boston, 
James, Marhlehead, 1652. — Rich- 
ard of Ipswich, son of Richard of 
Shropham, Co. Norfolk, O. Eng, 
— Thomas of Newbury, slain with 
Capt. Lolhrop. — John, maltster, 
Salem, wf Ann, [no date]. 

Smith. — James, a?. 48 in 1672 — 
James, Marblehead, will [no date] 

I wf, Mary, son James, son^in-la, 

I Richard Rowland, wf. Mary, da, 

I Catharine Eboune. — Samuel, m. 

I 23; Thomas, w. 24 in 16:2.— 

^ Robert^ 1654. — Nicholas, Exeter, 
1658.^ — Hugh, wf. Mary, who 
afterwards tn. Jeremiah Elsworth 
of Rowley — William , 1 664 . — 
James, m. 43 in 1666-7, 

Skawshell — Thomas, m, 32 in 
1666. — Abraham (Sneshshcll) 
Marblehead, 1672. 

SoLART. — Robert., inventory, 1603. 
— John^ Wenham, 1656 — John, 
wf. Sarah, will 26 Sept. 16:2.— 
John, 1679. 

Solomon. — The mulatto Jew of 
Boston, 1668. 

Son zuEY -^ EUzaheth, da. of Henry 
and Judith^ wf. of Naihantei 
Clark, liS37.— Anthony, o?. 52 in 
1602; a?. 60 in 1669; Ahiel,se, 
28 in 1669, 

Somes — Morris , Gloucester, ae, 50 
in 1650. 

Souther. — Nathaniel, notary pub- 
lic, somewhere, 1€54. 

S o u T n M A Y D . — William and [ w f . ? ] 
Melicent, son John, b, 26 Oct. 
1643 ; William, h. 17 Sept. 1645. 

South wjcM. — Sec Bf;RNELL, — Latr- 
rence, wf, Cassandra, eh. Fro- 
vided, b. Dec. 1641 ; late of Sa- 
lero, now Shelter Island ; will 10 

1864.] Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


July, 1659; ch. Daniel, Provided, 
John, JositUy Mary, wf. to Henry 
Drask, and Deborah, 

Spark.— JoAit, ae. 27 in 1662. 

Spenseb. — See Knight. — Mr. John 
(Spencer) farm granted him in 
Newbury, 1638.— Garrard (Spen- 
cer) enters a complaint against 
Edward Richards, \6i6.— Roger, 
Cbarlestown, 1665. — John, (Spen- 
ser) will 1 Aug. 1637.— l^gcr 
(Spencer) Cbarlestown, 1653. 

Spoffobd.— /o^n, ae. 50 in 1662. 
— John, sen. will 7 Oct. 1678; 
ch. Francis, John, Thomas, Sam- 
uel, Elizabeth, Hannah, Mary, 
Sarah, wf. living but not named. 

Spoldinoe. — Edward, 1656. 

Spooner. — Thomas, Salem, 1663 ; 
inventory 1664. — Henry, Scotch- 
man. — Thomas, Wenham, linen 
weaver, 1657. 

Stackhousb. — Richard, Salem, 
1658.— Richard, 1660. 

Stacy. — See Parnell. — John, ae. 
60 in 1654 ; son Henry, — Thomas, 
m. Susanna Wooster, 4 Oct. 1653 ; 
ch. Thomas, b. 6 July, 1654; 
William, 21 April, 1656; Re- 
bekah, 7 Dec. 1657; Elizabeth, 
lOApl. 1659; Joseph, 27 June, 
1660; Mary,b. 7 Nov. 1601.— 
Henry, ae. 45 in 1667 ; Mary, 
22, afterwards Mary Parnell; 
Jane, ae. 30 in 1667. — Simon, 
1670— Stmon, ae. 40 in 1678.— 
Thomas, estate settled 1691-2; 
wf. Susanna ; ch. William, John, 
Elizabeth, wf. of John Woodwell ; 
Susanna, wf. of John Marston, Jr. 
— John, inventory 1672. — John, 
ae. 23 in UiTZ.— Henry, ae. 46 
in 1666. 

Standish. — James, Lynn, 1642. 

Stanian. — Anthony, ae. 55 in 1672; 
Hampton, 1657, wf, Ann, — John, 
ae. 40 in 1669. — Hampton, 

Stanley. — See Lovett — George, 
m. Bethia Lovell [Lovett ?] — 
MaUhew, ae. 30 in 1669. 

Star.— Nathaniel, ae. 48 in 1670. 

Staebuck. — See Adams. — Edward, 

Dover, 1661, son Nathaniel, set- 
tled in Nantucket. 

Stebbins. — John, wits. Abraham 
MerHlVs will; 1662. 

Sterling. — WiUiam,9ie. 35 in 1672 ; 
ae. 30 in 1607.- /rf. 1677. 

Stevens. — See Blesdale. — John, 
wits. 1645; Andover, wf. Eliza- 
beth, inventory 28 Apl. 1662.— 
James, 1666 — John, ae. 56 in 
1667; had son Nathaniel, Wil- 
liam, s. y. — John, ae. 30 in 1669. 
— John, heir of William, late of 
Newbury, 1 673. — Samuel, slain 
with Capt. Lothrop. — John of Car- 
olina, gives to " my sister Lydia 
Clarke of Newbury, land laid out 
to my father Wm. 5" [no date]. 

Stewart. — William, invent'y 1664 ; 
wf. Sarah, 

Stich. — Henry, ae. 102 or therea- 
bouts in 1653. 

Stickland. — Peter, ae. 24. 

Stickney. — See Northend. 

Stillman. — Elias, inn. [1654 ?] 
Elias, inventory, 1663. — Richard 
and Samuel, Salem, 1647. 

Stimson. — George, 1664 ; ae. 27 in 

Stocker. — Thomas, 1G72. 

Stockman. — John, m. Sarah, da. of 
Maj. Robert Pike. 

Stoddard. — Anthony, ae. 52 in 

Stone. — Dea. Simon, wf. Sarah, 
Watertown, 1660. — John, appren- 
tice to Geo. Keyser, 1686-7. — 
Gregory, Cambridge, ae. 67 in 
1658. — John, fa.-in-la. to Roger 
Haskell, 1667.— Nathaniel, ae. 34 
in 1666.— John and Robert, Sa- 
lem, 1652. 

Storke. — John, m. Mercy, da. of 
Thomas Nelson, who was born 
August, 1648. 

Story.— Sc^A, 1664.— Sarah, ae. 48 
in 1668.— Seth, ae. 21, William 
19, Abigail 15 in 1669. 

Stow. — Nathaniel, wf. Elizabeth, 

Stower. — Joseph, Salisbury, felt- 
maker, ae. 34 in 1667. -^ohn 
(Stowcrs) ae. 34 in 1667 \ wf. 


Early Svtilers of Essex and Old Norfolk, 


Miiry^ da. of Ralftt Bhisddl of, 
Sa I i sbu ly , -^- Jo sep hi ae . 34 i n 
J 667; wf. Mtirt/, da, of Ruffe 

Stratton* — John, Sulem prior lo 

ScrMNEs. — Thomas, an early settler 
in Rowley. 

Sutton. — Richard, Ro.xbury, 1666 
[i]— Richard, IG64; had ^10 
by Mark Quiiicr's will, 1678.— 
Richard, fence viewcfi Aiiciover, 

SwADDocK. — John^ Haverhill, 1665. 
— /ri. 1666. 

Swain. — Sec Bunker, Baylev, 
CiiAFMAS, Leverich. — - Franciii 
(Swaine) 1652, — WifUam, d. 
1657 ; was son of Richtird / wf, 
{ W i 11 ia Ills ) Pru dm ce ; he ( VV i 1 - 
liann) bus a son Hezckiah. — Rich' 
ardy a*, ab. 67 in 1662 ; Hamp- 
ton, 1660 ; Nmituckci, 16G3.— 
Richard^ riimijitaii, son Francis 
wljo lived in M i dd le bo ro\ Long 
Island ; Elizabeih^ sis ©f FranciA^ 
m . Nat han iel Wc are , — Je rem ia h 
(Sway no.) — Hczekiah^ bro. Wil- 
liam ^ BiBls. Hanjitthy Bcthiti^ and 
Prudai C€. -^ Ri ch ard , 1 1 ii in p ion , 
m, Jonf, widow of George IJunktr, 
of Ipswich, prior lo 1660. — -AnUy 
will proved 24 Sept. 1678. 

Swan. — ^ See Kilborn» Quiltek, 
Remington. — Rohertr wf. Etna- 
htth, 166:2; Haverhill, 1660.-^ 
RnUrt^ Haverhili, 1665, wf. Eliz- 
abeth. — Thomas^ fB, 2'2, 1665-6^ 
Robert J fc. 36 in 1664.— .SrraH, 
Richard y Rowlt-y, will 1678, wf. 
Afin^ son Raljcrl^ son-'mAn.. Jits fph 
Bat/nton. — -Hi chard, wf, Ann, da. 
Abigail Bailey t da, Mar^ Kil- 
borne y son Caleb HopLinsoriy son 
John Hopk ins mi ^ son Jonathan^ son 
John Trumbie, 

Sw^ANNEKTON. — Ruth^ da. of John 

Bymonds. — Samuel ^ da. Baker, 

1673-4, — Sec Baker, Chute, 
Chapman, Duncan, Denison, 
Epps, Mall.— Wiliiam, wf EUz^ 
aheth, Haverhill, 1659. — Samuel 

(Simmons) — See Simmon.*?. — 
H&rlukenden, te. 38 in 1 066. — 
Johuy oc. 74 in 1669. — Samuel^ 
Ipswich, wdl 1669; fa. Samuel; 
sisls. Elizabeth^ wf. of Donxil 
Epes ; Martha^ wf. of John Den- 
isoH ; Ruihy wf. of John Emer^ 
son ; Mart/, wf of Peter Duncan ; 
and Prise ill a (Synionds ) — James 
(Simonds) ffi. 37 in 1670.— 5irm- 
wc/, iuu\ will 22 Nov. 1G53; 
b ros. Willia ?n , Ihrla kc n dc n , J oh n 
m England, Samuel; sists. Mar- 
thoy liuth^ and PriMiilit, — Wil- 
liam (Symonds) first reg, ferry- 
man between riaverfiill and Brad- 
ford.— Somwc/, will 16 Feb. 1673, 

wf. Rebec a, da. Ep^s, da. 

Martha Denison, da. Emer' 

son, da. -^^ Baker ^ da. 

Duncan ^ da. Hah, son — ^ — 

Chute, son Wm. Symonds, — John 
Hale m. Symonds, 

SvMONDS.=-Jo/m, will proved 19 
Sepl, 1671; wf. EHzahrf h ; ch. 
JameSf Samuel^ Katharine Tou^ne 
or Toicnscnd ; Ruth Suinuerton. 

Talby. — Riibert, inventory January, 

Talma DGE. — Thomas , hod land 
granted him at Rumncy Marsh, in 
165 L 

Tapley.— JaAw, w. 25 in 1663 — 
John, 25 or 26 in 1660. 

Tarbox.— Stfmiir/, a^22 in 1670, 

Tatcheii ? — Robert y Gluucesler, 

T AH Loji .^^ Anthony ^ feltmnkcr, 1644. 

— Waiter, shipwright, Salisbury, 
wf. Alice [jio date]. — Abraham^ 
Haverhill, will 1673, wf. Hannah. 

— Samuel, w, 40 in 1658. 
Teagre.— Daniel, w. 29 in 1678. 
Ted,— John, iaS3.— ^wAi^ 1054-5. 
Tenkey*^ — Sec M I Git ILL. — Thomas, 

sen. ID. 60 in 166L 
Thing.— ^Jonathan, ac, 46 in 1667. 
Thistle — Richard, a\ 22 in 1664. 

^Jeffrey, 1669, 
Thomas. — Evan, wT, J/fcf,invcnly. 

June, 1661. — Evan, Boston, vinl- 

ncr, 1659. — William^ Newburj'^ 

d. Dec. 1679, 

{To he Continued.) 

1864.J Abstracts of Early Wills. 65 


[Prepared by Mr. Wji. B. Tbask, of Dorchester.] 

[Continaed fron^ page 340, Vol. VII.] 

[The following Absiracis arc of Invealories from ihc second volume of the Probate 
1lecord.s, which volume consists entirely of Inventories. The fiist vuiume is of 
wills.— W. B. T.] 

Peter Fitchew.— Boston 3 : of y« 18. 1639. Before Jo: Winthrop 
Esq. Governor, upon vieue of the dead bodye of Petter Fitchew found 
drowned in the salt-water neere the house of Mr. Rainsford. 

Jury. Tho: Grubb, Rich: Gridley, Tho: Wheeler, Rich Cooke, Wil- 
liam Penye, Jo: Sparowe, Tho: Savage, Will" Netheland, Rich Trues- 
dale, Alexander Beck, Jo Webbe, Nathanell Woodward. 

Sworne and Charged to enquire how the s* Petter Fitchew came to his 
death. — Did find that he had wilfull drowned himsclfe and so was felo 
de se, 6l guilty of his owne death. The reason of there verdict was — : 

L That it was not neere any path — 2: it was in the day time ; he had 
layed by his hatt & Coat &. 3ds in money : it was not his depth in Watter ; 
he came passinger in the Champion 6l did Atempt to distroy himselfe in 
the Ship. 

Inventory of his Goods preised by Jo: Long, Edward Converse and 
Richard Brackett. ^4: 18: 10. Charges to Rich, Brackett'-Xo those that 
buried him, bs ; to Good*" Winge (b^ Atendance, 65 ; to him that found 
him, 2s; to the Records, 2s; to Richard Trigge for his payns w^*> him 
in the ship, IO5. 

Tho. Blainfeeld.— Inventory, [no date.] Amt .£50. 

Alice Jones, of Dorchester. Inventory of her goods signifyed wtb her 
hands the 2^ day of 12»*. 1642. £52. 6. 8.— to her son Timolhie, £4 : 
4s : Sd. [She was widow of Richard Jones of Dorchester. See Hist. 
Dorchester^ p. 6L] 

Thomas Bagnlet.— Inventory. 28: 8: 1643. «£22: 08: 9. [See vol. 
ii. (1848) p. 185.] 

George Barbell of Boston. Inventory. 31: 8: 1643, ''2 Acres of 

land at Spectacle Island 2/^'' &c. <S^. Amt ;^133. 6'. Testifyed by 

James Everill before M' Nowell the 30«> of tho 8"-. 1643. [See Will of 
Geo. Barrel!, vol. ii. p. 383.] 

Elisabeth Hubbabd. — ^Inventory of Elisabeth Hubbard, widdowe of 
Boston, who deceased the 6: 11"*. 1643. By Robert Hull &. Thomas 
Clarke, given in the 4 (7) 1644 before m^ Increase Nowell. £2139. 18. 
Mention is made of Mr. d& Mrs. Corington. 

George Phillips.— July 22. 1644. [Margin, 6 {^) ^Ai\ \s«^T\«rj 


Abstracts of Burly Wills. 


taken by Epliraim Child, Thomas Hastings, Nicholas Guye, Symon 
Stone. Amu i^553. O'i. 03. '' \v^ the study of bookes, £71. 09. 09." 

Nathan flALsrEO. — Invontory of the goods of Nathan Hahtcd^ late 
of Concord, deceased, taken lhe'5: 12: IMiJ. Arnt. «£211t. 13^. 02J. 

Edward Pa rill of Wa tcrto wn. Inventory. 24 June, \MA. Men- 
tions John Winter^ mai-sh by Kph Child m Cambridge bounds, Thomas 
Matjhcw^ Samii4:il Shepherd^ hack Sl€arnes^ Rob*. Lackwood^ also .M"". 
Trcyrice of C bar! tow. 

John Gosse of VVatcrtowne. Inventory, taken 14: 3: 1644, [margin, 
12: 9:] by Rich, Becres, Thomas Hastuigs. Anit. jf85. 05. Testifyetl 
by Robi. Nicholls before John Winlhrop^ dept. Increase iV'otre//, secret. 

Thomas King of Watertowne, 24: 10: 1044, [margin, 23 (2) 1G45.] 
Debts at Sudbury^ Pastor Browne., £{ ; John Rufter^ £2 ; B. Smithy £2, 
3s; Mr. WiU"* PeUam^ 14*; Debts a I Cambridge; John Jackson^ lis; 
m"" Waif I9s ; Debts at Boston; m^ Coggan^ £6. lOs ; Geoj^ge Oris^ 6«; 
Anthony Braces^ £\, Debts at Watertowne ; Thorn, Wiftkle^ £4 bs ; 
John Stowers^ 4s ; John St erne Sy £1, IQs ; John Kemhali^ 55 ; John Mer- 
diant^ bs ; John Prescote, \2s ; Joseph Bearesto^ £2 ; M^ Kiers, 9s ; 
James Cutikr, 10a; oftbe lndyans» <£I8 ; of James Luxjord by a verdict 
of Court, Jt*32, dtc. Ace. Token by Jo A; Sherman ^ John Coolidge^ Hugh 

Mb. John Simson of Watcrtown. Dyed intestate. Amt. of inven- 
tory, £14, 05. 04. Taken by Richard Browne^ MaUachie Brtncning, 
Nicholas Gaye, George Parkhnrst^ Susanna ParkhurAf. Svvorne by Get?, 
6& Sftsanna Parkehursl before the Court, 24 (2) 1645. p. Mr. Nowell. 
Mentions bomested of 12 Acres ; Acres of land necre vnto the 
meeting bowse sou Id vnto IF'™ Page for £^ ; sou Id to Stfmon Heyers 
4 Acres on the plain, of plow land, for £1, \2s ; 2 Acres of Med- 
do wo in piggs gusset, sould to Boyden^ X6* 

John Grave the yonger, late of Roxbyry. Inventory taken 13 (4) 
1646. Testify ed by Phifip EliaL Mentions James Moi^gin^ Mr Prich* 
ardy Griffin Craft ; 17 bushels of wheate measured by John i^tottehard 
vnto me at 4s p bushel ; 8 bushel Is of Indian and Uy-Q vnto bis moth- 
er \ bs received of Thomas Reeves, William Aspimvulf^ v Record', 

Amy Stower. — Inventory of Amy Stower wid of Nirhalas Stower late 
deceased. Taken 1 (5) 1646. Amti:i65. 04: 06. [Sec Will of Nich- 
olas Slower, vol. ill. (1849) p. 179.] 

John Scarbarhow, of Roxbury, Inventor}^ 17; 12: 1646. Land 
bought of Isaac Heath, £50. 6^, Total .£'91: 06: 04, 

Thomas Lamb, of Roxbury, Inventory, taken this last of the first 
mo. 1646, prised by W^ Denison^ Joshiia Hues, W^ Parke* Amt. i^U2: 
08: 08. 

1854.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 57 

T%omas Atkinson^ of Concord.— Inventory 16 (9) 1646. Simon W%U 
lard^ Tho. Brookes^ Georg R%ee7«r, prizers. Indebted, ^9. 10«. The sum 
w<^ debts pay, jf59. 05«. : 1(2. He had £S0 in England to rec. &8ome 
little he hath rec. but it is not knowne what, vntill intelligence comes the 
next yeare. Administration granted to Susan^ his wife, 25 (9) 1646. 

Thomas Cotthobe, of Charlestowne. — ^Inventory taken 21 (5) 1645. 
Amt j£1255. 04. 06. " Part in the new mill, ^124. 6». 64." [See Will, 
Tol. vii. (1853) p. 32. 

Robert Starke— 28: 8: 1846. Amt jflO. 08. 04. Debts due from 
estate <£13. 13^ Sd. Capt. Willard, Joseph Wheeler, Richard Letiin (7) 
allowed Administration. 31. (8) 1646. 

William Goodrich, of Watertowne. — Inventory taken by Samuel 
Thatcher & Thomas Hastings, Apr. 3, 1647. Due from Henry Ambrose, 
of Hampton, £\. I2s. Margaret, wife of s^ William, testifyed, 15 (2) 
1647, before John Winthrop, Gov'. 

Robert Edwards, of Concord. — Inventory 18 (10) 1646. Amt. ^56. 
14. 03. Witness, Symon Willard, Joseph Wheeler, Geo. Heiward, 

WiDDOw Ann Gouldstone. — ^An Inventory of all such goods as were 
widdow Gold stones, & in her possession before she entred into a Married 

Anne Geor[ge] late wife of Henry Gouldslon testifies that is a true In- 
ventory of his estate. Before Court 29 (4) 1647. 

Hebmon Atwood. — Inventory prised 13: 8: 1651, by James Johnson, 
Nathaniel Willjams. ^34. 03*. Proved 19. 9. 1651. Power of Admin- 
btration granted to Ann Atwood, wife of the deceased, in behalfe of hir 
selfe d& two children. Edward Rawson, Record'. 

Richard Jarrett. — Valluatlon of his goods taken by John Bayly &. 
John Peach the 4. 8. 1651. £\3. 01. 02. A true Inventory, deposed by 
John. Sunderland, excepting two Servants, wch are ^8 a peece. 20. 9. 
1651. Edward Rawson, Record^ 

Peeter Thornton. — Att a County Court held at Boston. 9 Feb. 1661. 
Inventory aprized by John Sunderland & William Ludkin, 22 : 11, 1651. 
£45. 17. Debts he owed £5. Mary Thornton deposed 9^^ Feb., that 
this was a true Inventory of hir husbands estate. John Sunderland & 
William Ludkin deposed, that being with Peeter Thornton, as he lay on 
his death bed, they heard sajd Thornton say, that the little goods & estate 
he had he left to his wife to bring vp his children. The Court Graunted 
Administration on y« Estate, to Mary his widdow. Edward Rawson^ Re- 

Mart Seares. — ^Administration on Estate granted to John Sunderland, 
on behalfe oi Daniell Searu, hir hasband,'now at sea, 9 Feb. 165L la- 

m>rk mark 

ventory signed, John I Sunderlands, John ^ Cuenfeild. 

Henry Sandts, — Inventory of Estate Apprised p Richard Parker ^ 
Edward Ting, Thomas Makepeace ^ Bozoone AUirtj 17, 10. 1651. 
Jeremiah Hauchijij A dm''. 

Geace Browne, Wid. of James Browne, — Inventory of estate prized 
hy James Johnson, Nathaniell Wiiimms, 10: 9: 1651. i^246* IT 09. 
Elder James Fenne deposed, 28 : 11 : 1651. [See Will, vol. viL p. 335.] 

John Sheppard of Braintrv.^^ — intestate. Inventory taken by Beniamin 
AlMe^ Henry Adams, 22 : 7 : 'l650. ^'78. 06, 01. Margaret, wid. to John 
Shepperd, deposed, 27 April 1652. Same day, Administration granted 
her, provided, if shee marry agatiie before her marriage, s** estate shall 
subiecl lo the distribution of Uie Court respecting her children* Edward 
Bjiwson^ Record. 

William Ludein, who deceased the 27, 1"^, 1652. — ^Inventory taken 
by Tho, MoBon^John Odiin. Amt* 158. 16. Administration granted to 
Eiizabeth wid. of William Ludkin for herself & two children. Wid. to 
have the vse of the whole estate, till the Children come to age, or shee 
change hir condicon^ in w*^** case she to haue one third pt, the sonne two 
parts of what remaynes, the rest to the daughter. Elizabeth Ludkin^ 
deposed, 29 April, 1652. 

George Bennett of Boston. — Inventory £90. 03. 08* 6 Aug. 1652, 
ildey, wid. of George Bennett deposed. Administration granted to s** Audrey 
29 A prill 1G52, in behalf of herself it child now liueing, & that shee goeth 
wilhall, dc the Court orders that she haue a third pi of the estate, eldest 
child a duble porcon, the rest to yl shee goeth w'^alL In case that child dies 
or that it comes not to life, then the widdow to have half of y* whole estate. 
Debts due from John Lowe, NaUi^ Hunne^ Rob' Woodicard. Estate in- 
debted to Mr. 31ichakon, the marshal I ; Mr Thmnas Lake, Mr Ro¥ Lord^ 
Joseph Bastor^ John Wilkey, Mr Shrimpion, good wife Prior, Zaeharie 
Phiilips, good man Vpshall, good wife Burton, Edward Yeomems, Thomas 
Swctman, of Cambridge ; John Beedcman. Whole estate, debta discharged 
^7. 14. 7i. 

Elizabeth Fisher of Dcdham, Who died intestcd,21: 11^, 1651; 

the Ini^k of 

praised by Henry Chickrin, Anthony Fisher, John H Lttson, 10. 12. 165 L 
Amt. 64. 09. 08d. Debts due from her to others, X4. 9« 3d. 

Bazsliell Payton, Mariner, — Inventory taken by Bamahas Fare^ 
Thmnas Lake 21 (9) 51. Amt. A^265, 19. 08. "To goodman Fo^f^r 
in England, £3. 10.'' Balance of estate, debts deducted, JtMSG. 03. 06. 

*WiLLiAM BtTTLER. — Inventory brought in by Mr. NoweU who was the 
Administrator. [No date.] 

Abrahaw Mellowes.— Inventory prized by Tho : Marshall^ Jamei 
EverilL [No dale.] 


Abstracts of Early Wills. 


Mr. Girt". — Wee vnder wnlten, being desired to apprize a pVell of 
Goods for Mr, Gtiy estimate as followeth, d:c, Anit, c£62. 11. p. me 
Richard Russell, Jt/hn Allen, 

Capt. Howsen — County Court, Boston, 13. 10. 1652. Mr Sam^ Ma- 
rerick^ Mr Robert Knight ^ Mr Benj, Gillam <fe Joshua Scottow^ as agent 
for Major Edward Gihhom ; 6i Capt. Tho. Clarke^ agent for Mr Dauid 
Yale^ who was admitted to Joyne w^^ the other three as Administrator to 
the estate of Capt Hawstn^ depose, estate ought to have (p. Shipp Brocke 
sold at iTSSO. old iron sold by Benj Gillam, Bills of Thomas ChamherSy 
Tfiomas Pacifj John Turner^) £4'25. 15 Edward Rawson^ Record. 

Me, Adam Winthh op.— Inventory taken by Edward Rawson, Thomas 
Lake^ 4 Sept 1652. Mrs Elizabeth^ wid. of Adam Winihrop deposed, 27 
Jan* 1652. Due the estate by bill of sale of a pic of ship Expectation & 
Cargo ; more from M^. Turner, from Mr Jno Treworgif^ X25, and from 
M*" Jno Paris, a negro, w«h I Attest. Edw Raicson^ Recorder. 

Robert Button. — Inventory taken 21. 11, 1650, Arat i^06. 17. 07, 
Signed by Capt Bozoone Allen, Edward Tinge 10 (I) 1652. Debts 
rec** from M*" Tho. Venner, Tho. Ford, M"" Browneingi Robt Moone, John 
Stowe, Mr Sands, Peter Pitford, Tho Ycew, Joseph Phippeney, John 
Langdon, John Lake, Henry Warwieke, Marke Hams, Docler Steuens, 
Robert Collins, Sampson Shoare, George Mullingw, Math. Abdie^ Good 
Carley, Geo. Dod, Joseph Hardin, Edward Hasty, Emanuell Clarke, Ed- 
ward Jackson, Job Judkin, Tho. Swetman, Joseph Moore, Robert Gray, 
Capt. Shaplej, Rich Waite, Willm Kirbey Jun, Peter Paine, Tho. Scot* 
towe, John Cul liner, Isac Tasker, Math Coe, Ralph Parker, Nicholas 
Laurence, Mr Will"" Paine, Christopher Gibson, Franc Littletkld, John 
Lewis, John Wilkey, Humphrey Milam, Edward Sturges, Edward Ar- 
nald, Ed, Co well, James Dennis, Wili"* Phil pott, James Hawkins, John 
Hardin, Dauid Tichborne, Angell Holland, Willm Briggs, good. Collins, 
Math Hawke, John Prince, Joshua Stubbs, Peter Truesdell. The above 
debts presented to the Court 10. 1"*. |J by vs, Tho» Sayage, Hezckiah 

Debts oweing to Rich Lippencut, Capt All, Sam. Oliver, Antho : New- 
land^ Robt Wright, Brother Sauoge, Henry Messinger, Tho: Jenner, dec. 

Doubt full debts, dtc — M"- Francis Johnson, M*" WilP Alford, Roger 
Hanniwell, M^ Isac Walker, Ambrose Berry, Edward Wells, Mr Hoi- 
graue, Mr Hohnan, John Trumbatl, John Crabtrec, Tho : Bowen, John 
Keagle, Peter Dier. Rich ; Coman, Goody Wonnod, John Ball, Tho Til- 
Icston, Will-^ Evans for Tho. Finder, P<?ter Pitford, Macklin Hucstable, 
Erasamus James, Silucstcr Stovard, Math GilUt, Thos Turpin, John 
Harker, Mr Ed. Mittison, John Mamble, M"" Spencer for Henry Warvicke, 
Mr Bud, Tho: Wamer, Willm Gibons, Sam: Jewell, Rowland Yonge, 
Robt Barrett, Mr. Hust, John Milam, Lauce Baker, John Busho, John 
Lomns, John Bushenell, Mannell Clarke, Edward Coleman, John Comer, 
Good Heafy, John Swasey, Strong Furnill, Naih ; Beales, John Marchant, 
Willm Beamesley, Peter Paine, Phill : Gurwell, Rich : Hutlon, Goodman 
Farrey, Hugh Gullison. 

Peitie Debts — Tho Gaige, Nicho : White, John Taboies, Mrs Goose^ 
Adam Westgait, John Beckett, Phillip Swadden, Robt Field, Humphrey 
Home, Robt Ednnunds. John Loker, Math : Mayhew, Isac Woody, Edw : 


Abstracts of Early Wills. [Jan. 

Oilman^ John Slone, Rich Harine, Willm Bassitt, John Hardin, Caleb 
Corwilhie, Robt Henfield, Franc Smith, Nath: Greene, Sam: Lincolne, 
Henry Tailer, Jo : Aodras, Nich: Whilmarshe, John Tode, Good Ccxl- 
mon, Tho : Welsh, Arthur Clarke, good Pitts, Laurence Walter » Henry 
True, Jo : Dawes, Franc Perrie, Tho : Gardner, Philemon Dickeson, Phiiip 
Longe, Benj : Boseworlh & Ralph Smith, John Nuemarke, M' Francis 
Koigbt, John Wilkie, Ben Waire, Edward Clarke, Jo : Bennett* Henry 
Singleman, John Bodman, Tho : Mercer, John Demericke, Jonnthaa 
Webb. Taken out of the bookes of M^ Rob^ Button by vs this 10 : 1"** ff 
Tho : Savage, Hezekiah Vsher. Mrs Abigell Hutchinson formerly Wife 
to M' Robert Button, deposed, Edward Rawson^ Recod, [Will^vol. viL 

Edward Howe, — Edward Howe who deceased at Watcrtowne 24: 4, 
1644, Inventory takeo by Juhn Knowles^ TF™ Jenison^ John Shcrfnan. 
Mentions bad by John Winters^ vpland by Gregory Taylors^ marsh by 
Ephraim Chiid, in Cambridge bounds* Debts owing him a bond vppon 
Thomas Makew^ £400; due from Samuell Shephrard^ £lb; from Isaac 
Sterne 6:. Rtthert Lockwood^£2l; from Mr. TVcrewr, of Cbarleslowne Vil* 
lage: £S. 

JoHif B£?cjAMtM of Watertown. — Inventory taken by St^mon Stowe^ 
[Slone ?] John Eddye^ Thomas il/arre/, before Thomas Dudley Cover, 
&L Jcibii Winlhrop dep, Gover 3. (5) 1645, Mentions the lot bought of 
John Bernard^ land of Gapt Sedglttkk] i5cc. &c, 

Hewry Plimpton,^ — Inventory — Taken by Uich: Waile, Proved 3 Feb, 
1652, before Mr B^tlingham, Mr Nowell, Mr Hibbins & Mr Glouer. 
Amt. ^"34 : 03 : 03, [Will, Vol. Y. (1851) p. 239, 

DoROTBiE King, Deceased wife of John King, of Way mouth. Sea- 
man — Inventory taken by JSichoIas PhtUips^ 18. 8. 1652, The Magistrates 
approue of his Inventory so aa tbc husb?^nd ncknowledgeth y° goodes by 
hts Consent to be so disposed of on oath of the Executor, EdwVRjiW- 
son, Recorde^ 

Jonx HoLMAN. — Inventory taken 18: 1"^; f2 or 53. Some total! 
£73d^ 16. This Inventory Acct*i>led prouided y* executrix Appeare be- 
fore the next County Court giue in sccuritie for the ChUdrens porcons* 
Edward Kawsou Record^, Pnxysers of the jftx>ds. Rich : Cotlicott, Will" 
Kobenson of Dunrhesicr. [Will, Vol, V, p. 212,]' 

Capt. BoroNE Alien,— Inventory taken by Mr Edward Hutchinson 6& 
Mr Joseph Hocke, 22 Sept 1652. Mentions land in England purchased of 
Mr Josiah Stanborough* 

Debts due the entato from indiviikiaU belonging to the following} towns: 
Boston — Mr Parker, Franc Rubinson, Mr Cooke, Willm Cotton, Mr 
Walker, Mr Webb, John Heard, Capt Thomas Clurkc, Mr Gibaon, Isaack 
Woody, Thomas Grub, Jolm Sliawo, good Fawer, Mr Batt, ijood Armil- 
Rge, Henry Blacke, Mr Sowtbcr, Rich Woodowes, good** Eddinpon, good 
Lewis, Hugh Drury, Capt Tinge* John Harrison. Mr Hurwood, John Sun- 
derland, John Baker, sniyth ; Mr Aubcrry, goodman Lowei John Lang* 


Abstracts of Early Wilts. 




ley, John Hofl, Euan Thomas, Henry Eust, Math Williams, Tho : WU- 
shire, Mr Martin, Mr Bushncll, Thomas Joy, Will"* Lane, Mr Knight. 

Hingham — Thomns Johnson, John Fearing, Mr Woodward, Stephen 
Gates, Edward Pitts, Will™ Ilearsey, Marke Hams, Thomas Mashe, Dan- 
iel! Lyncolne, Tho : Lincolne, John Oates, John Sutton, Nicho : Jacob, 
Franc James, James Whilten, Nath : Bealcs, John Lasell\ WiU"" Ripley, 
John Smyth, Will" Backland, Sam i Parker, John Foulsome, John Louit, 
Edmund Hubbard, Mathcw Cushion Jun"", Miilh* w Cushion sen, Maihow 
Hawke, Daniell Cushion < John Lobdon, John Balls Jun^, Thomas Thax* 
ter, Nathaniell Baker, Mr Hubbard^ Henry Wade, Tho: Lewit, isaack 
Wright, Robert Jones, Ralph Smyth, ftloyses Colyer, Michaell Perce, Jo- 
seph Jones. 

Weymouth — LeA Torrey, Mr Kinge, Ensigne Whitman, Nicho: Nor- 
ton, James Nashe, Goody Bridges, George Fray, Good Kingman sen'", 
James Prest, Edward Pode. 

Hull — John Prince, Nicholas Baker, Tho ; Jones, Tho: Loreing, Ralph 
Greene, Nalhaniell Bose worth, Richard Stubbs, Mr Ward, good ma Bon- 
aon, [ ] Stevens, 

Rehoboth. — Thomas Cooper, Stephen Paine, Mr Pecke, Dauiell Smyth, 
Judeth Smyth. 

Ckarleslown. — Capt Allen, Mr Garrett, Mr Russell, Aaron Ludkin. 

Dorchester. — Mr Collecot, Mr Leads, good : Way, [John?] Grinaway, 
Mr Foster- Cambridge-^Ur Swetman, Mr Michelson* Roxhvry, — Mr 
Gore, Mr Alcock, goodma Chenney, Seia^ Crafl, Will™ Healey. 

Rowley — Mr Joseph Jewelt, Mr Rogers. Scr/fm^Samuell Archer. 
Misticke — Rich : Dexter. Lynn — Jos : Jenkes, Capt Bridges, I^asha- 
way — John Prcscolt. Taunton — Tho : Lyncolne, Jonas Awslio. Yar* 
mmUh — Mr Hedge. Frovidence — Mr John Saiies. Reading — Sam 
Walker. Sudbury — Peter Bent, Nodhs IsIand^Mr Mauericke, John 
Gore. Ipswich — Edward Gilman. Scihiate — John Palmer, Geo, Rus- 
sell, Maiden— 'Tho : HclL Wenky Symett.—LeihWa.\ker. Fiymouth— 
Mr Paddy, Mr Groomes. Braintrec — flenry Adams. Exeter — ^Edward 
Gilman. Aecomenticus — goodm Knight. Newhai^en — ^Mr Pccke. Pm* 
caiaq* — Mr Gunnison. Longe hi and — Mr Joseph Yonge. London — ^Mr 
Caleb Foote. Virginia — Michaell Williams. 

Other names, places not mentioned : — Edw Arnall, butcher, Tho : Boy- 
den, carter, John Collins, shoemaker, George Allen, bricklayer, Bartho: 
Burlowe, cooper, good Rawlins, brick maker, Goodma Euins, shoemaker, 
John Johnson, saylemaker, Christopher Perkins, porter, Mr Baughtons, 
brewer, Geo: Halsall, the smyth, Robl : Nashe, butcher, Edward Jack* 
son, shoemaker, Mr Clarke, shipma', Thomas Baker, the smylhe, Nathan* 
iell Williams, glouer, goodman Ward, shipwright, W^idd Grosse, John 
Bersto, at Mr Hibbinses farme, Mr Atkinson, Lieut Joshua Hubbard, Mr 
John Hill, Mathias Briges, Mr Thomas Hawkner, Anthony Hams» Robt 
Bradford, Mr James Oliucr, Mr Saniuell Oliuer, Mr Peacock, Angell Haf- 
lett, Thomas Noble, Mr Honbur>% Fmnc Dowse, Capt Dauenport, Mr 
WiJl- Phillips, Capt Simpkins, Mr Richard Woody, Mr Alford, Tho ; 
Shawe, Hugh Diirdell, Daniell Church, Jeremiah Burro wes, John Porter, 
Josiah Keayne, John Stoddard, Widd Hourle, Goodman Gndley, Mr Ed- 
ward Tinge, Will"* Norman 6t ptners, Mr Philip Sweden, Mr Burt, Mr 
Dauison, Mr Cole Jun"", Mr Cutting, Mr Hopkins, Mr. Lampere, Thomas 
Phillips, Mr John Ainger, Stronge Furncll, Ralph Hill, Left Will"" Hud- 
80D, John Garnctt, Mr Astwood, Thomas Gill, John Goure^Thomu^ H\it* 

Mstrads of Early Wills. 


mon, Mr Halgraue, Ztichery Phillips^ Capt Dnniell Hough, Geo : Vicory» 
Mr Blackleach, Mr Fisbe, Beiij Phippen, Elder Elliots, sonne, Mr Leader, 
Job Hawkins, Mr Yeiinef, Mr Samson, Samuel! Nordeo^ Mr Coles daugh- 
ter, Sampson Shoarc, Tho : Thorowgood, Edward Gold, Edward King- 
man, Jun^, Cornelius Cantiebury, Will"" Woodcocke, Mr Silliocke, Roger 

Debts to be p* out of tbe estate, to Mr Brctllc ; John Chickley, John 
Beales, of Hingham ; Rob^ Turner at ibe Ancor ; Mr Makepeace ; Mr 
Powell ; Stephen Lyncolne ; Mr Cbickering of Dedliam ; Mr John Wood- 
mansey; Mr Tinker, Mr Rucke ; Will"" White; Capt Breedon ; Mr 
Glouer, of Dorchester ; Mr Bradstreete ; Nicholas Phillips; Mr John 
Vaasell ; Mr Maddocks ; Tho: Roberts the hatter ; John Bacers, of Ply- 
mouth ; Mr Busby ; Mr Wood ; Mr Ryggles ; Mr Wilson ; Mr Denison ; 
Tho : Duer ; Mr Dauenport ; Mr Johnson ; Mr Starr ; Will™ Pcnne ; good- 
wife Bennett ; Richard Trewsdell ; James Richards ; M"* Perrey ; Zachey 
Bose.worth ; Mr Samuell Hutchinson ; M*" Houchin ; Goodman Messen- 
ger ; John Lake ; Goodman Stibbins ; Wiy" Kilcup ; Mr Powell ; Mr 
Marshall ; Mr Hubbard w^ what was giuen by Will, iC 10; Debts in Eng- 
land to Leift Coll Cushion &, others. Boston Vlt, Aprilis 1653. Mrs 
Anm Allen deposed. Edw^ Rawson, Record^. [Will, Vol. V. p. 299.] 

Capt WiLLtAM Tinge, of Boston. — Inventorj^ made 25 : 3: 1653 by 
Naiha: Duncan, Anlho : Sloddardr Willm Dimis. Amt <£2774. M. 04. 
Mentions Geo: Spencer^s farmc. A!so the names of about seventy vols ot 
Books in folio, quarto, 6lc, Mr Edward Titige hro of Capt Wilticmi 
Tinges deposed, before Mr No well ^ Mr Hihbins. Mr Glouer 6l y^ Record. 
cr. Edward Rawson^ Recor^. 

John Cooper. — Inventory. 
JunGf 53, 

[No dale,] Thmnat Bier deposed, 

James AsTOD, of Boston. — Inventory taken. 6 ; 8. 1653. Signed /ffmri 
Eutrill The Sum £^h\ 10 : 20 : 1653, John Johnson, PhiUip Eliot, 
William FoUer. 

SAMUELt Bass, the younger, of Brantrey. Yeoman, deceased.^Inven- 
tory made by Capt Humphnif Atherlon, Deac. Parkcs^ Richard Brackff^ 
Francis Elliot, Edmund Shfjleld y« 15. 3'". 1653. Sum tolall, £201. 18, 
05. Mar^ Bass, widdow, deposed, 22 Dec. 53. 

The Magistrates, on y" widdowes Relinquishing her Right in y® Thirds, 
did Judge it meete that y« whole Estate be equally deuided betweene the 
Mother and the Child ; that M^ Howard in behaffe of his daughter, giue 
securitje to deliuer s^ Child of Sam' Basse one halfe of sf^ Estate at y^ 
Age of 14 yeres. Edward Rawson, Records 

William Blanchard, of Boston. Taylor — Inventorie of his good* 

taken 20 Oct. 1652, by Edmund Jackson, James Everell, Nath" Soiclher. 

total jf:236. m. rfl DoWb ^t«^;»« i.„ i.i^ 4-QSL iJ Hannah Ei'tf' 

^..v,.* ^^ ^^.i, iij^^, u> ±^umuna aacKSon, James r^vcrttt 
Sum total ^36. 03. 02. Debts oweing by him £B8. 14. --^ 
li/^deposcd 18 Nov 1652 that this is a true Inventory of the estate ol 
"'"""" ir as she knowes. [Will, \ol 

TT7~jh^^n — "^ *'"' *^'"'« iiiciv this is a irue inveniory wi 
irur Btanchard^ her late husband, so far as she knowes 
V, p. 239.] 

[To he Continued 


1S54.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover^ N. H. 


[Communicalcd bj Rev. Aloszo H. QmicT, M. N. E. Hist, Gen. Hoc.] , 
[Contioacd from page 33 6^ of ibe tasi volume] 

RoBEHTS, Thomas,* son of Thomas,* as above, had a wife Mary ; he 
lired od the homestead and appears lo have died there. Of his cruel 
treatment of the Quakers while he and his brother John were constables 
we have already spoken* He HI led various other town offices as did his 
father and brother. We can find trace of but two children, 

Thomas,^ who died ynmarried, and Nathaniel," but there were probably 
others, and perhaps some of those whose connection with the family we 
cannot identify for want of evidence, 

John,* son of Thomas/ as above, married Abigail, daughter of Elder 
Hatevil Nutter; she was living in IG74 and was menlioncd in the will of 
her father ; John is often called '* Sargeant John j*' he owned land near 
that upon which liis father lived, and probably lived upon it ; he was cer- 
tainly a resident of the '* Neck," and owned land also west of Back River 
as well as marsh near the Great Bay< He was a delegate to the N. H* 
Convention, which met in 1689- 

Of his children were Joseph,^ Hatevil/ (probably) Thonias,^ (who had 
Love* and gave to him property, 5 April, 1707;) and Abigail,* (who mar- 
ried John » Hall) 

Nathaniel,* son of Thomas,* as above, lived in early life at the place 
called the '* House Point ,^' but afterwards lived in the house which his son 
Paul had built, but which the early death of the builder had left vacant He 
lived there until his death. Of his children, by his wife Elizabeth Mason of 
Somersworth, were Paul,* born IS Feb. 170G, (who died a young man and 
unmarried ;) Miriam,* born 4 Jan. 1708-9; Thomas,* born 23 July, 1710, 
(married a Jones of Durham, and died without children;) Nathaniel,* born 
22 April 1713, (who was a sailor, living at Somersworth or Berwick ; he 
married a Thompson, and was lost at sea, leaving children, David,^ Isaac,* 
(lost at sea,) George,* Nathaniel,* and some daughters ;) Aaron,* born IG 
April 1716, (who married Sarah, daughter of John Tehbets ; he inherited 
the land on which Andrew Varney now lives, and had children, Aaron* (who 
Ief\ no children,) John* (who lived at Rochester and had children,) Silas ^ 
(of Alton,) Daniel* (now living on Dover Neck and who is father to Alon^ 
zo Roberts, Esq.,) Sarah^ who married Elijah Varney and had children, 
Hannah,* who married Otis Tuttle, Tamsin,* who married Thomas Var- 
ney and had Andrew nnd others, Elizabeth* who married Isaac Varney 
and is living near ** Little-Johns creek,*^ and Abigail,* who married Jona- 
than Bickford and lives at Woifboro;) Moses* born 22 Juno 1718, (who 
lived on the farm where the late Jerry Roberts lived ; he married Eliza- 
beth Whitehouse, daughter of Thomas and Rachel Whitehouse, and bom 
1 Nov, 1725; he died in April 1808; having children, Anna,* who mar- 
ried Joshua Varney, and Thomas,* who married Hannah Lamos, and died 
some twenty five years ago, having children, James,* Jeremiah,' (late de- 
ceased,) Elizabeth,* wife of Nicholas Roberts, and Abigail,* wife of Philip 
Tebbets;) James,^ (who married Eunice Varney, and lived and died in 
Farmingtoii) leaving Jerry* now living on Dover Neck and cigjlit ovU^i^\\ 

64 Genealogical Items relating to Dover ^ N, H, [Jan, 

Hannah,* (who died unmarried aged about twenty ;) Moses,* (who lived 
at Rochester, married Elsa Tcbbeits and had chiidren, Anna,* Elizabeth,* 
EzFkiel,* Moses,* Lucy,* Mary,* Hannah,* and others;) Elizabeth,^ who died 
unmarried at Dover Neck ; Ephraim,* born 27 March 1772, (lives at the 
Neck on the place where Thomas Canney settled in old times ; he mar- 
ried Hannah Roberts, daughter of David and grand daughter of Nathaniel, 
his children were Amasa,* Esq., grad. D. C. 1838 ; Emily,* who ia mar- 
ried to George Leighton, and Andietta,* who married David L. Drew, and 
is now dead ;) Elizabeth born 3 Feb. 1722—3. 

Joseph,^ son of John,* married Elizabeth , He lived on the farm 

now owned bv his great grandson Hanson Roberts; he had children, Jo* 
seph,* born 27 Oct, 16i)5 ; John,* b, 6 Dec, 1694; Elizabeth,^ b. 13 
March 1697 ; Abigail,* b. 16 July 1701 ; Slephen,* b. 20 Aug. 1704, (who 
lived on ihe homestead and kept a public house there, near the western 
end of the then ferry to Kittcry ; he died about 1757, and had children, 
of whom were Joseph,* who died 26 June 1813, aged 66, who was father 
to Hanson* Roberts;) Ebenezer,* b. 24 Feb* 1705; Benjamin^ K 20 Sep. 
1709; Samuel* and Lydia* b. 11 April 1712; Mary* b. J 3 March I7ia 

Hatevil,' probably son of John,* had wife Lydia. His will was dated 
29 Aug. 1719, proved 3 March 1734 — ^5; in it he mentioned his wife 
Lydia, and his children next mentioned : ihcy were Samuel,* b. 12 Dec. 
1686, (who had wife Sartih, and chiidren, Samuel* b. 16 July 1717, Ben- 
jamin* b. 1 Sep. 1719, Lvdia* b. 16 May 1721, and Samuel* b. 7 May 
1723 ;) Abigail * b. 29 July 1689 ; Joshua < b. 10 Oct. 1698 ; Mary * k 20 
July 170L 

Love,* son of Thomas,* had wife EHzabcth and children, Hannah * b. 
10 May 1713 ; Love* b. 21 April 172 J. 

There are records of other ^* Roberts'* families^which w^e cannot con- 
nect with those already mentioned nor with each other, ahhough it is al- 
most certain that they were thus connected. These were, William, who 
was a resident of Oyster River apparently as early as 1645 when he wit- 
nessed a deed given by Darby Field, of premises in that region. He was 
there in 1648 ; he bad grants of land at various times, — and was killed by 
the Indians in 1675 at the same time with his *' son-in-law." Whether or 
no he bad sons, we cannot ascertain. 

There was a John, and Deborah* who had children, Joanna b. 20 Oct, 
1705 ; Sarah b. 18 Feb. 170B— 9 ; Mary b. 20 July 1711 ; Phebe b. 20 
Sept. 1716; Ebenezer b. 5 Feb. 1721—2. 

John and Francis Emery were married 17 May 1720, and had children, 
Deborah and Alexander b. 15 January 1725 — 6. 

Ensign Joseph and Elizabeth hnd children^ Ephraim b, 23 March 1727 ; 
Joseph b. 7 Feb. 1729 ; Betty b. 21 April 1731 ; Mary b, 8 Oct, 1733 ; 
Abigail b. 18 Feb, 1736; Lydia b. 22 Oct. 1738, 

Robinson, Stephen, received an inhabitant ID,, 1 mo, 1665-6: taxed 
atO. R. \m%^, 

Timothy, a Friend, probably son of the preceding, bad wife 

Mary, and children, Abigail b. 23,3 mo., 1 603, mar. Joseph Varney ; 
Mary b. 10, 2 mo., 1695, mar. Joseph Estes ; Eli/.ahcth b. 14, 2 mo., 
1700, died 11,2 mo., 1710 ; Sarah b. 3. 8 mo„ 1702, mar. John Varney ; 
Hannah b. 21, 9 mo*, 1707, mar, Wm, Ilussey; Timothy b. 1,6 mo., 
1710 ; Elizabeth b. 30, 5 mo., 1712, mar, Henry Tebbels, 

Timothy, son of Timothy as above, married, 24, 7 mo., 1730, 

Mary Ailen; ch. John; Lydia; Daniel b. 16, 2 mo., 1732 j Elizabeth, who 


Genealogical Ilenis rdaiing to Dover, N, H, 


mar Obadiah Tebbets ; Timolhy b. 27, 4 mo,, 1738, removed lo Fal- 
nouih ; Julm ; Stephen ; Lydm, who innr. Elijah Tebbetts, Jr.; Sarah j 

l^^illiam ; , mar. James Winslow, of Falmouth ; James, removed to 

Falmouth ; Mary, who mar. Job Winslow of Falmouth. 

RoGGERs, RiCHAHD, had lot No. 2, west side of Back River, w 1642. 

RowE, Richard, was received an inhabitant 2, 2 mo. 1662 ; taxed at 
O. R. l662-'72; was dead ia 1705; had ch. Thomas (adm.j) Edward; 
Jane, who married John Dura, 

Sah DEES, Joseph, was received an inhabitant 24, 2 mo., 1656 ; grant 
of land ^near Campings rocks, near Tobias Hanson's, 16, 2 mo., 1660 ; 
taxed at Cocheco, 1662-*77; killed 28 June, 1689. The name is commoa 
in Strafford Co. 

Sawyer, Jacob, m* Susanna 7, 9 mo., 1743 ; ch. Sarah h, 8 Nov. 

1744; Stephen b 2 June 1752; Patience b, 26 SepL 1753; Susanna b, 
17 Dec. 1758 : Micajab b, 19 May 1760 ; Kezia b. 12 Jan. 1762 ; Lydia 
b. 30 Nov. 176:J ; Timothy b. 5 Oct. 1766. Descendants in Dover. 

ScAMMON, or ScAMMOND, RiCHARD, of DovcT 1662; mar. Prudence dau. 
&f William Waldron of Dover* Ho and his wife Prudence were both liv- 
iig 24 April 1691, " nero the towne of Exeter," probably within the 
'limits of the present town orStratham, Both were dead 3 March 1720-1, 
He was probably the Mr. Scammon, wbo, according to the Exeter Town 
Records, was holder of the Shrewsbury Patent in i66S» Farmer (Gen. 
Reg. 256) says that he was of Portsmouth in 1642.* Ch. Richard ^ Wil- 
liam,* b. 29 Feb. 106^-4, living 3 March 1720-1, at Stratham ; Jane,' k 
21 June 1667, d. 9 Oct. 1726, mar. Thomas Deane, of Boston, Hampioa 
Falls, and Salisbury; Prudence,^ b. 29 Aug. 1669; Elizabeth,* b. 22 
April 1671 ; Mary,^ b. 31 May 1673, man Sinkler. 

Richard/ res. Dover ; is said by Willis (His. Portland, L 138) to 

have been a quaker; d. ab. 1724. He mar. Elizabeth, dau. of John 
b^akcly, and grand-dau, of Thomas W., of Falmouth. She was b. abt» 
1664, and at the age of 11, in Sept. 1675, was taken captive by the In- 
dlaos, (her father and mother, grandfather and grandmother, and three of 
her brothers or sisters, having been killed,) and after a captivity of several 
months was returned, in June 1676, by Squando^ the Saco Sagamore, to 
Major Waldron, at Dover. Robert Evans made a deposition in relation to 
her, 15 Feb. 1723, she being then, as per said deposition, about 60 years 
of age (Folsom Hist. Saco & B. 157) ; ch. Richard,' only son in 1723; 

Elizabeih,^ m. 

Wellmett; Prudence,* m. 

Hodgdon ; Sarah.^ 

RiCHAnn,' man (1)8, 10, 1724, Susan Varney ; (2) Hope Tuttle, 

au, of Thomas and Mary. She died 30, 9, 1782, without issue. 

ScRiVEN, John, received an inhabitant 5, 4 mo., 1662 ; lived at Coche- 
co ; died 2 Oct. 1675; will dated 24 Nov, 1674, proved 27 Juno 1675; 
tnentiotis wife Mary, and children (all underage) John, Edw^ard, Thomas, 
Elizabeth; Wm. Wentworth and Peter CofRn, Executors. 

* Eliiabeth wife of Peter Lidgcti and afterwards of John Si&flin, of Bostton^ nud 
(prot>ftbly) Anne^ the second wife of Mojor Richard Waldron, were sisters of Richard 
fccammon. The former (ftlrs, SnffiD) in her will, dated 14ih April 1682^ makes be- 
n|oests to her hroihers John and Richard Sea mm on d ; her sister Anne Waldron ; her 
wasin Elisabeth Aikms, dau. of her brother John Scammond : her cousin Jean Scam^ 
aond dau. of her brother Richard Scammondt aad her cousin Hannah Gerrish. (Sof- 
iJbik Prob. Bee. X. 189-94,) Jaoe w&s eldest dau. of Richard Scjutsmon, and Hannab 
Gemsh may have been the eldest dau. of Anne Waldroc. Anna, daughter of Major 
Waldron, mar. Rer. Joseph Gerrish of Wen ham. 



flf Genealogical Items relating to Dover^ N. H. [Jan* 

Setek, Nicholas, Kev, See " Dover Enquirer.'" 
Shackford. William Sluickfortl taxed lit BL Pt, I662-'72j took the 
oalh 21 Jmie 1669, Wm, Shuckford and Nicholas Harris settled a dispute 

in nor 

Skarpe, John, taxed at Cocheco 1663. 

Sheffield* William,* at Dover 1658 and 9 j and taxed 1662; had 
land laid out in 1659 ; had son Joseph.* 

IcHADon. taxed at Cocheeo 1658. 

Joseph,* land laid out in 1723 ; in 1735 had a grant of 1658 to his 

father William laid out to him. 

SiMMOKS^ Michael^ taxed at O. R. 1666. Johk Symons, a juryman 

Slopee, Rich a KB, taxed 1657. 

Smet, (?J Barthet, owned lot No. 9, west of Back River, in 1642. 

Smith, George; said '* to have sprung from the family that dwelt some 
two hundred years at Old Haugh, in County Chester, England, which was 
of kin to the Hattons that lived hard by (oiTspring of Sir Christopher, 
Lord Chancellor in lime of Elizabeth,) and whicli afterwards went to Lin- 
colnshire ; ho left Plymouth, Eng.» came to ** Boston when there were 
only a few huts built there and not one cellar dug," and thence to Pis- 
cataqua ; it is *^*ciaimed that he was a son or of near kindred to Capl. John 
Smith ;" the same coat of arms is borne ; — he was of Dover in 1645; was 
Town Clerk, Recorder of Court, Commissioner, Lieutenant, Alc; had 
marsh and meadow on Great Bay ; he died about 1652 (?). A coal of 

mail, cudass, silver tankard dec., are heirlooms. His wife mar. (2) 

Monday, (3) Nason; George had Joseph* b. 1640, and probably John^ 
and James * 

Joseph * lived at 0. R. about half a mile above its mouth ; he had 

a quakerish leaning; was first Clerk of " Dover Monthly Meeting," and 
remembered the Friends in his will ; he died 15 Dec. 1T27, and his wife 
Eliiabelh 25 May 1726 ; had children John* b. 16 June 1687; Mary* 
(m. Samuel Page;) Elizabeth* (m. Jaine^ Pbkham ;) Samuel* b. June 

John* appears to have lived at Lubberland (in Durham) until 

about 1674^ when, an old MS. says, he " left his brethren and went to 
Little Compton, in Plymouth Co., married and had two daughters." 

James,* kept an inn at O. R. Falb; was freeman ia 1609, m. 

Sarah, dan. of John Davis* and ** died from a surfeit which he got in run- 
ning to assist Capt. Floyd at Wheelwright^s Pond ; he had children, John ;* 
James;* Samuel ;* May * (m. Dean ;) Samh^ (m Freeman ;) and two died 
young; his widow and Samuel^ were kilted by Indians. 

■ JoaN,* eldest son of Joseph,' kept the garrison at Lubberland^ 
ewned most of tlw North ahoro of Great Bay and much land about the 
first fall of the Lampmy river*, ao that It was a aaying that *^ CapL John 
Smith wma auie to hava all Ibe land that Squira Math^ dldnH own ;" he 
wmk aalaelman, oaptaia ia Indian limaa, and aiootly held his garri^a 

b against the Pranohaiid Indians at «« Iha dastrnetiQii in 1694;** he m. Susan- 
oa, dau. of Thomas Cbealey, and had eMMmit John* b. 18 May 1695 ; 
[ ' 

EUsabeih^ b. 1 May 1697 (m. Roharl Bimham ;) Jomh* b,7 Sept 1701 ; 
Hannah^ k SO Sepu 1703; Samuel &* k Fak 1706; Benjamin' b. 23 
Mar. 17(K»; EbaneBer* K 6 June 1712; Wmthrop^ k 90 Blay 1714,4 

14. SjmraL,* son of Joseph^* kept the homeaiead \ was Town 

Clerk 173»-17M^ Selectman 1744~ni», llapiaatmatife» and Cottnca* 


Geiiealogkal Items relating to Dover* N. H. 


lor; d. 2 May 1790. His wife was Hannah, and ch. Samuel ;"* Elizabeth ;'* 
lary ;* Hannah ;* Temperance ;* Sarah ;* Patience ;* Joseph"* b. 12 Mar. 

[1724 ; Benjamin ;* Jeremiah ;* John \* Robert,'* John,* son of James* 

\m* Elizabeth, dau* of John Buss, d. aged 41, having ch. John ;* James ;* i 
loseph;* Elizabeth;* Mary;* Hannah;* Sarah;* and two who d, young,* 
|rOf these children, James* was the only one now known to have staid atl 
lO. R.; he lived on the homestead of his grandfather, and had wife Maryjj 
(their soq JotiK* better known as ** Master Smith,'* b. 24 Dec. 1736, wasj 
a busy whig \n the Revolution, one of Com. of Safety, Town Clerk, \ 
leclman. Representative &c,, m (1) Deborah, dau. of Thomas ChesleyJI 
and had James* (d. at Dover,) Thomas' (burnt to death when a cljild;) xnA 
(2) Sarah, dau. of Rev. Mr. Parsons of So. Hampton, and had Deborah*i 
{d. unm.) William* (d. at Havana,) and Sarah* (who m. Maj. Seth S. 
/'alker, and resided at the homestead of James.*)] 

Joseph,^ son of Samuel,* son of Joseph,* was Major, Town Clerk, 

iBelectman, &-C ; had wife Deborah (who aflerwards m. James Gil more of 

{Portsmouth) and d, 16 July 1765, leaving ch. Daniel* b, 17 Oct. 1760 ; 

P Joseph ;* SamueL* [Daniel* (Maj.) mar. (1) Mary Gilmore 7 Dec. 1780, 

and had Joanna* who m. Ebenezcr Meserve ; m, (2) Mary Locke and had 

Winthrop* b. 13 Jan. 1789, (who m. Elcazcr Locke and d. 28 Aug. 1844, 

leaving the homestead to DanieP and Joseph"^ his sons] ^ John,* 

Bon of Capl, John,' son of Joseph,' m. Mar}' Jones, and lived (prob.) near ■ 

Crummetl's mill. Joseph,* brother to preceding, lived at Lamprey 

River, m. Sarah Glidden and had ch. John ;^ Winthrop;* Hannah* (m. 
Israel Gilman;) Sarah^ m. Winthrop Hilton; Lydia ;* Susanna* m. Icha- 
bod Hilton ; Andrew;* Elizabeth* m, CoL John Folsom ; Marj* m. Capt, 

Hubertes Neal ; Joseph.* Samuel^ brother to preceding, m. Marga^ 

fct Lendall, and had Sarah ;* John;* Susanna;* Margaret.* Benja- 

jttN* (Capl.) brother to preceding, had the old place at Lubberland, was 
I Selectman, one of Com of Safety in his 70ih year, &:c.; m, (1) Jemima, 
[dau. of Dea. Edward Hall of Newmarket, and had Edward ;* John* b. 20 
[Sept. 1732 ; Mar^' ;* he m. (2) Anna Vcza, and had Samuel* b. 7 Mar. 
1701 ; he m. (3) Sarah Clark and had Benjamin* b. 1769; he d. 13 Oct. 
1791 in his 83 year. [His son John* inherited the homestead, was se- 
lectman, a warm whig, a steady prop in the church, and was said to be so 
careful against himself in his dealings as to make it a saying thai " the 
Lieutenant was so straight that he leaned a little backward ;^* he was over 
six feet high, and died 24 Oct. 181 9 ; his wife died 4 Mar. 1821, in her 87 
year. She was Lydia, dau, of Hon. Thomas Millet of Dover, and had ch. 
f Benjamin ;* Thomas;* Elizabeth ;* Jemima ;* John ;* Love ;* Lydia ;* Yal- 

entioe ;■ Ebenezer.*] 

Ebenezer,* brother of preceding, lived at 

the garrison, was a little troubled with pride of kin - m. Margaret Weeks 
of Greenland, and had ch. John* m. Mary Jewett ; Comfort* m. Joseph 
Che.sley ; Ebenezcr* b. 13 Mar i75N ; Margaret* m. John Blydenburgh ; 
hi.^ widow mar. Hon. John Frost of New Castle. Ebenezcr* jusi men- 
tioned, was educated at Dummer School, read law with Geo. Sullivan, 

r^opened an office in 1783 at the Falla ; m, Mehitablc, dau. of Jacob Sheafe 
of Portsmouth, 5 May 17^5, was at the bar over 40 years. Representative 
6 years, was President of the Bar Association of Straflbrd County 28 years, 
aid to Gov, Gilman, Councillor forStraflford Co., appointed Judge of th« 
Superior Court in 1798 {but declined,) and d. 24 Sept. 1831 ; his wife d. 
4 Sept. 1843, ch, Jacob;' Ebenezcr;* (Rev.) Henry:* Alfred;* Mehita- 

. We* m. Ebenezcr Coe ; Mary' m, Rev. John K. Young; Chaik^* Mi^ 
five who died young. 

iS*' Qenealogical Items t elating to Dover ^ N. H. [Jan. 

Snell, CHflisTOPHER, taxcd 167L 

Stagpolk, James, bom 1653, had a gmnt 1694; died 23 Aug. 1733. 
** Mrs. Stagpole" died in 1782 aged 102. 

SxANTorf, BKNJAMi>f, Uftd wife Eleanor, and children Benjamin b. 12 
Feb* 1724-5 ; Eleanor b, 9 July ^27, 

Starbied, Starbord» (any connection of Starhuck ?) Thomas, mar. 
Abigail Damon, 4 Jan. 1687, and bad children, Jethro b. 28 Aug. 1689 ; 
Thomas b. 19 Oct. 1691 ; Agnes b. 4 Oct. 1093 ; Abigail h, 29 Sep. 1695 ; 
Elizabeth b. 15 Feb. IB99; John b. 16 Mar. 1701 ; Samuel b. 22 April 

1704. Thomas, had wife Margaret, and had children, Thomas b. 23 

March 1713-M4 ; Nathaniel b. 27 April 1716; Jethro h. 29 June 1718 ; 
Hannah h. 31 Jan. ni9-'20; John b. 16 Nov. 1721 ; Samuel b. 16 Nov. 

1723 ; Margaret b. 31 May 1725. Samuel, had wife Rcbekah, and 

children, Elizabeth b. 4 July 1725; Samuel b. 29 May !T27. 

Starbuck, Edward, bom in 1604, is said to have come to Dover, from 
Derbyshire, England, He is first mentioned as receiving, 30 6 mo , 1643, 
a grant of forty acres of land on each side of *^ Fresh River," " al Cutche- 
cho6, next above the lot of John Baker at the little water brooke, and also 
1 platt of Marsh above Cutchechoe great Marsh that the brook that runs 
out of the great river runs through, first discovered by" Hichard Waldernc, 
Edward Col cord, Edward Sturbiick, and William Furber, He bad other 
.grants at ditferent times ; one of marsh in Great Bay in 1643, one of the 
mill privilege at Cutchechoe 2d fulls (with Thomas Wiggins) and of tim- 
ber to " Qccommodato" in 16.50, and various others. Indeed, Edward 
owned considerable land, and was evidently a man of substance as to pos- 
sessions, as tradition says he was in body. He was a Representative in 
1643 and 46, was an Elder in the church, and enjoyed various other tokens 
of respect ^iven him by his fellow citizens. In fact he might hnvc lived 
very comfortably at Dover, and died in the midst of hi^ family, respected 
and contented, but that he embraced Baptist sentiments : unable to ngree 
with the people he left, though not until after after legal ditficulties; so in 
1659 the Elder went otFon an exploring expedition. In the course of bis 
travels he met Thomas Macy and hit* family, (then troubled with a some- 
what similar inability to convinoe the people of Newbury,) James Co(Tm 
(a youth of about nineteen,) and kaae Col man, a boy of twelve. These 
adventurers set sail in an open boat in the autumn of 1659, and in due 
time arrived at the bland of Nantucket, an eligible situation for men who 
iikod plenty of water. They settled first at Malical, but afterwards moved 
to a more central place now called Cambridge. 

The next spring Edward went back to Dover to get his family. His 
daughters Sarah and Abigail were married and remained in Dover ; but 
his wife Katharine went with him, and Nathaniel, Dorcas, and Jethro, his 
remaining children. So they settled down peaceably al Nantucket, and 
Dover lost a good citizen. Edward became a leading man in his new place 
of abode* being al one time the Magistrate of the Island, and always en- 
joying the esteem of his fellow islanders. He died 4, 12 mo., 1690, 

The children of the elder were Nathaniel,' born 1636 ; Dorcas ;^ Sarah ;' 
Abigail 'and Jethro.' 

Of these Jethro was killed 27 May 1663 by a cart running over him ; 
the others had families as follows : — 

{To be Continued,) 

1854.] JVill of Gregory Stone of Cambridge. 69 


Mr. Drake, — The documents communicated by me to the last number 
of the Register I am glad to see so correctly printed ; one of them indeed 
is done a little too correctly, that is, the mistake in my copy of the Indian 
Deed — ^^ pease " for peage '* — which you was enjoined to see set right in 
type, comes out an unaltered blunder. I send you for the next number 
the Will of Gregory Stone, and that of his brother Simon^s Wife, Mrs. 
Sarah Stone ; the latter is somewhat abridged, but the former I wish may 
be inserted at length, as it is one of the very few papers led by my An- 
cestor, which the worms and the teeth of time have not devoured, and lies 
at the foundation of the Genealogy of his race, by his humble descend- 
ant of the seventh generation, Wm . F. Stone. 

*' In the name of God,— Amen. I GREGORY STONE of Cambridge 
in New England, being through the Lord^s favo^ of sound Judgement and 
memory, do make 6l ordeine my last will & testam^ in manner following, 
viz*, my imortall soul I do freely resigne into the armes 6l mercyes of 
Grod my maker, Jesus christ my only redeemer, and to the holy spirit, to 
cary mee on 6l lead mee forever, ray body to be decently interred at the 
discrcion of my Xian friends. And for outwarde state I dq dispose there- 
of as followeth, i. e. To my daughter Elizab. Pottert I do give ten 
pounds to be p**. within halfe a yeare after my decease. To my 
grand child Lidea Fiske^ I do giue two acres of land lying in Westfield 
between y« lands of Jn**. Holmes &, Thomas Oakes, to inj()y it as soone 
as it shall be free of ye come sowne before my decease. To my grand 
child Jno®. Stone,^ sonne of David Stone, I do giue my little cow called 
mode, & my little young colt, or five pounds, prooided he live with my 
wife one yeare after my decease, dc do her faithfull service according to 
his best ability, during w^^ time my wife shall find him his meat, drink & 
cloathing, dc at the end of the year deliver him the above named cow ds 
colt. To my dearly beloved wife Lidea Stone, || I do leave my dwelling 
house & lands thereunto adjoyneing, &, Pastures, come lands, meadowes, 
6l wood lands, and all the appurtenances thereof, as also all my household 
goods 6l other moveable estate not above bequeathed (excepting only my 
wearing cloathes to Jn^ Stone & David Stone my sonnes). And it is my 
will that my wife shall injoy the whole during her life, provided always if 
shee do marr}' againe, then at her marriage shee shall resigne the houses 
6l lands adjoyneing with the appurtenances to those of my children to 
whome I shall bequeath y® same, and while she injoys them it is my will 
that the houses 6l lands shall in all respects be kept in good repayre, by 
her, and so left when shee shall leave them. And to my three sonnes,t[ 
John Stone, Daniel Stone & David Stone I do bequeath my dwelling 

* Oar Correspondent sent in the copy of this article in May, 1849. It was subse- 
qnently withdrawn, and owing to tne sickness of its Author it could not be earlier 
furnished. — Eorroa. 

f Wife of Potter of Ipswich — husband's first name unknown. 

% Daut. of Daeid Fiske by his lit wife, Lydia Cooper, who was the daut. of Mrs. 
Stone by her 1st husband. 

^ Settled with his father at the " Farms/' now Lexington, including a piece of 

llSbe was *<tlie widow Lidea Cooper" when Mr. Stone took her for his wife, and with 
her, it seemji, her two children by the 1st hn&band, both of whom are named in the Will. 
Mrs. Stone died June 24, 1674. 

for the foar sons, 1. John settled on the borders of Sudbury Plantation, amoti^ 
the Indiaoi at the Great FalH then a perfect wilderness, now the pop\x\o\]L^ \'\\W« ol 
Saioovilleiii F. Of ** Elder Joba " and his romaoiic situalloa on \\ie V«vV«. c^ v>da 

Will of Gregory Sione of Cambridge. 

hause, baroe, & lands adjoyneing» being by estimation fiften acres more 
or less^ also the wood lotts, & prlv Hedges of ihe coiiions belonging l here- 
unto. 60 fifty acres of land lijng at my farme, being the halfe p* of one 
hundred acres y* I had there ; the other fifty acres I dispose of to my 
sonnes Samuel Stone &- Joseph Miriam. And some ndition made mee by 
the Towne between it <k my farme by Isaac Sternes, w"^^ 2 parcells I do 
order to my sonoe David Stone for ten pounds towards his share, and this 
he shall injoy imetliatly after my decease,) Also I do give to my said 
three sonnes the Tables, formes^ bedsteads, &. copper that are in the 
dwelling house. And it is my wilt y^ when my said sonnea shall come 
to possess the aboves'* houses &: lands, whether at my wife'^s death or 
manage vf^h. shall first happen, my will is that it shall be in the liberty of 
my Sonne Jn**, Stone to possesse I he whole, he paying to his other two 
brothers thirty pounds a peece, i. e. To Daniel thirty pounds, <fc to David 
Twenty pounds, the ten pounds above mentioned being by mee appoynted 
to mako up the thirty. Or if he my sonne John like not so to do, then I 
do order that they Joyntly sell y*= whole, & divide y^ pay, to Jn**. the one 
halfe p^ (Sc to my sonnes Daniel & David the other halfe. And the re* 
mainder of my estate in lands^catlell, chattels, moveables, debts, moneys, 
or w* ever, after my deare wife^s decease, I do give 6c bec|ueath y® same 
to my three youngest children, to be equally divided between them, viz*, 
to Elizab. Potter, Samuel Stone, & Sarah Miriam.* And I do ordeyne 
my Sonnes John Stone » and Samuel Stone, Excecutors of this my last 
will & testam*,4o whome I do comitt the care for their deare mother, my 
w*ife. And in testimony that this is my last will, (renouncing all former 
wills by mee made) 1 do hereunto put my hand ^ scale, this 22'^ of No- 
vemb'" 1672, 

Mem, before the divission be made as above, I do give 6l bequeath to 
Jn" Cooper ten pounds, S:. to Lidea Fiske ten pounds, and the remainder to 
be divided as above is declared. 

Sealed & d d. GREGORY rQ^„n 

In p'^scnce off '\ STONE L®*^*"-! 

Thomas Dan forth, sen'' 

Edward Ball 

Solomon Prcntess 

Taken upon Oath by all the witnesses subscribed — 14. 10, 1672. 
Before me Daa'iel Gookin, in prsencc of M^ Danforth on of the witnesses 

being both Magistrate 6b Recorder. 

river oppo?iic the mouth of Cochitya brook, fun htr notice m«y be given when we 
come 10 publish his Will. 2. Dankl wn^ " cMrtirgtm,'' fir^t ia Cambrid|fe, ihen in Bos- 
ton^ where I last Jiad him in a curious ituit agaiast a patient in Ckarlestowr*, who had 
neglected or refu^sed to pay the Dticior's bill for cutiingolf his leg— one item of the 
bill was '*X.30/or gomg ortrr tha ferry 65 tim€S to heai the wound! ^' No wtjnder thai 
Ned Johnson demurred at ihis, thinkrnsr duybiless his huicher wu^ld have done ihe 
businciis quite as well for half ihe muapy, 3. Dacid, seuled on ihe we>l side of bis 
faiher's Leimg ton **Farme,^' now in ihe td^t of Lincoln, where his descendant Gregory 
Sione lives on a part of the ancesiral estfiie. 4. Samuei, lived eai.1 of his bn»iheT 
Ddviil, m the centre of the Slonefurm and village, where he and his family u*ok an 
early and leadmg part in the seiileinent of Lexington, ihe N. PfecJnci of Cambridge. 
He was a patron and one of the first deacons of the infant church, wiih his nephew Dea. 
John Miriam. lie died Sept. 1715, tie. B0|. The Old Sam Sfone Ihust, t>ccupied by 
his posterity till the race run oa^ was pulled down but a few years since, and the 
came of Stone has become eiiinci in ihe town of Lexington. 

• The husband of Sarah Sione» Bva Gregory^s youngest daughter, was JosirH M(i- 
IA7H, of Concord, where he died m 1677^ m 47 j after "'^-ich his widow seems to have 
lived with her brother'* children in LexiDgtan. "^ iritm died 8: 2; 1704/* 


1864.] WiU of Mrs. Sarah Sione. 71 

Hiis Will seems to be in the handwritiDg of Danforth the '* Recorder,^' 
who was a neighbor of the testator ; Mr. D. lived on the £. side of the Com- 
mon, near the College ; Deac. Stone on the W. side, not far, it is believed, 
from the Botanic Garden. He probably came to America in 1635, the year 
in which it is certain his brother Simon arrived in the ^* Increase from Lon- 
don." If they did not come over in the same ship they appeared together 
the next spring, and took the freeman^s oath. May 25th, 1636. This is 
the first time f find my ancestor's name in the records, though Barry and 
Ward both speak of him as being here as early as 1634. He was a 
deputy to the Gen. Court, a magistrate, a deacon of Shepard & MitchelPs 
church, and ^^ the last survivor '' of its original members. Deac. Stone 
died Nov. 30, 1672, e. 82. 


*' Know all Hen by these Presents, That I Sarah Stone, wife of Simon 
Stooe of Watertown m New England, and the relict of Richard Lumkin, 
deceased, sometime of Bozstead in the County of Essex in Eugl*^. &? 
last of all of Ipswich in New Engl^ being at the writeing hereof of 
sound Judgement & memory, do declare & make my last Will dc Testa- 
ment in manner following, viz^. my Soul which I do believe is Imortal I 
do comitt it into the Armes of the everlasting mercys of God the father, 
Son 6l Holy Ghost, my body I desire that it may be decently buried at 
the discretion of my friends. And as for my outward estate 1 desire that 
in the first place my Just debts,** dtc. •••••« ^ that my 
coven^. made with my husb^. Simon Stone on marriage may be made 
good to him according to the true < intent thereof; and to my husband 
Simon Stone I do give over & above what I am engaged thirty pounds to 
be abated of what he owes me. It. My will is, that whereas my late bus- 
band Richard Lumkin deceas'. did by his last will give to his friends there 
Eight score pounds, my will b that the same be honestly ds duly pay*^ .to 
them, & that in case they be willing to accept," • • • • • my 
excut". do then pay y™ two hundred in lew of their eight score, & that 
sixty pounds be paya in English money in case that I have so much when 
I dy. To my Kinsman John Warner* I do give him sixty pounds to be 
p* in household stufie at his choyce," &c. • • ' • • • when I dy, 
' And the remainder of my estate my will is that it be equally divided be- 
tween my Kinsmen John Warner, Daniel Warner 6l Thomas Wells, dc 
in case of either of their deaths, to their children. And the Rev^. M'. 
Wm. Hubbard minister of God*s word at Ipswich dt Thomas Bishop I 
do make overseers hereof, to whome I give as a toaken of my respect 
de love, forty shillings apiece. •••••• Finally I do nomi- 
nate 6l appoynt my Kinsmen John Warner, Daniel Warner dc Thomas 
Well8,t Executors of this my last Will and Testament. 

In witness of all w^'h I do hereunto put my hand dc scale this 25^ of 
March, Sixteen hundred Sixty and three. 

Sealed de published in presents off SARAH ^ STONE [Seal] 

Samuel Hosier 

Nathaniel Green { — ^Thomas Danforth 
Cambridge, Oct 6th, 1663. Samuel Hosier ds Natham. Greene appear- 

* The Warners said to be nephews of Mrs. Lumkin. 

t It woald seem the testator had no children by Lnmkini or thev had deceased. 

iThis witness probably the son-iA*law of Simon Stone. Sea his WU1| R%%. '^^ 


Maierialsfor a History of Newbury. 


ing before the Court tio say & wpon their oath offirme that tliey sow 
Sarah Stone dec'*, signe, seale & publish this instrum^ as her last will dt 
testaai^ (Sty^ shee was of a disposing mind when she so did, (Sec. 

Thomas Danforth Recorder* 
Entered & Recorded lib. 2. p. 228, 

Oct. 6th. 1663. As attests Thomas Danforth R 


Mr* Drake : 

Dear Sir, — In the year 1678, all the citizens of Massachusetts, from 
16 years old and upward, were required to take the oath of allegiance. 
This was done in the several towns before their respective magistrates, 
who sent a list of their names to the clerks of the County Coyrls. Many 
of these lists are still in existence. One of them, and the only one in the 
County of Essex which has the ages attached to the names, is in the 
Clerk^s office in Salem, in the very beautiful hand writing of John Wood- 
bridge* Esq., and contains the names of 236 persons, then resident in 
Newbury. A transcript of Woodbridge^s record was made at that time 
by Robert Lord, Clerk of the writs at Ipswich* It was, 1 doubt not, from 
Lord^s badly written copy that Mr» Brown transcribed the article in the 
last number of the Register, [vol. vii. p, 34J>-50,] entitled " Materials for 
tht history of Newbury.'' As all those materials, dates as well as names, 
copied from the original document, have already been published in (he 
history of Newbury^ the title, ** Materials for a history of Newbury," 
would be more appropriate.* Should any person be templed lo write 
another history of Newbury, and use these " materials," he must first 
correct many mistakes. The most obvious are Hcsley, Barlet, Bayly, 
Petingul, Woolpoorle,Naukam, Bayer^ Bautle, Rowle, Seely, Rolph, Car- 
mack, Perse, Gleshy, iluddy, Damford, Thomas Hulemir, Pease, Glcsley ; 
which should be Ilsley, Bartlet, Baylcy, Pettingetl, Woolsworth,Warharn» 
Badger, Bartlet, Lowie, Kelley, Rolfe, Curmac, Pierce, llsley, Hardy, 
Danforth, Thomas Hale, jun.. Pierce, llsley, &c,, with more than 30 other 
mistakes of less consequence, all originating, doubtless, from attempting 
to transcribe a badly written copy instead of the beautifully written origi- 
nal. J. Coffin. 

[The Editor of the Register is grateful to Mr. Colli n for sending the 
above corrections, and duly warning all persons of their liability to err if 
ihey do not go to the History of Newbury in all matters touching the his* 
tory of that ancient town ; and we here again add our testimony to the 
great value of Mr. Coffin^s work, and caution our Correspondents to step 
very carefully when they chance to light on any part of '* Ould Newbury." 
It is within our knowledge, thai Robert Lord wrote a peculiar odd and 
crabbed hand, but not a difficult one to read ; hence it is not easy to con* 
ccive how so great a number of mistakes could have occurred, lienec we 
slightly incline lo the opinion, that the *' more than 30 others " in Mr. 
Coffin's communication must be taken with some trifling allowance for in- 
fringement of territory,] 

•This Title was sometime »go adopted by the Editor of the Register, as appropri- 
ate for any Articles which eJacidftted or added to the History o( Towns^ aad our Cor* 
yespoodeats arcaoi aoswerable for Titles $o bestowed.— [Edi to*. 

1S64.] Danvers Inscriptions. 73 


[Copied and Commnnicated by Samuil P. Fowlik, Esq., of Danvers, Ms.] 

In memory of Doctor Archelaus Putnam, who died April 14^ 1800 M 

Depart my friends dry up your tears 
Here I most lie till Christ appears, 
For death's a debt to nature due 
Tve paid the debt and so must yon. 

Here lies Intombed the remains of the Rev. Mr. Peter Clark, for almost 
51 years the painfull laborious and fatthfull pastor of the first Church in 
this town. He was a great Divine ; an accomplished Christian ; in whose 
character ye most exemplary patience, humility, and meekness, were il- 
lustriously displayed. He was bom March 12 1693. Graduated at Har- 
Tard College in Cambridge 1712, ordained pastor of ye first Church in 
this Town June 5^ 1717. He lived much esteemed 6l respected and 
after a long life spent in ye service of Religion He died much lamented 
June 10^ 1768 jEtatis 76. 

I Wrapt in his arms who bled on Calvary's plain, 

We murmur not Blest Shade, nor dare complain ; 
Fled to those seats where perfect Spirits Shine : 
We mourn our lot, yet still rejoyce in thine. 
Taught By thy tongue, By thy example lead, 
We Blessed thee living, and revere tnee Dead. 
Sleep here thy Dust, till the Last Trump shall Sound, 
Then sbalt ihou rise, and be with perfect Glory Crowne'd. 

Here lies interred the Body of Mrs. Deborah Clark, consort of the Rev. 
Peter Clark of this town. Who departed this life Feb 28^ 1765 M 65. 

Sleep precious dust, while here confined in earth, 
Till the glad Spring of Nature^s second birth. 
Then quit the transient Winter of the tomb. 
To rise and flourish in immortal bloom. 

Consecrated to the memory of Benjamin Wadsworth D. D. a tender, 
faithful husband and father, a valuable friend and judicious counsellor, an 
exemplary christian, and distinguished public servant of the Prince of 
Peace, who entered unto his rest Jan^ 18^ A. D. 1826, in the 76^*» year of 
his age, and the 54^ of his ministry, in this place. 

Tis great to pause and think, in what a brighter world than this, his spirit shines. 

Inscribed to the memory of distinguished female excellence, exempli- 
fied in the life of Mrs Mary Wadsworth, the amiable consort of the Rev 
Benjamin Wadsworth of this town. Her heart was a temple of piety, and 
rarely shines so rich a constellation of natural endowments, fine accom- 
plishments, and christian virtues, as dignified, embellished, and endeared 
her character. Highly esteemed she lived, and greatly lamented dropped 
mortality, in full hopes of Heaven, March 16^ 1798, in the 47 year of 
her age. 

Sleep sacred dust, till the last trump shall sound 

And wake to life all nations under ground. 

Then burst the bands of death, and mount on high, 

Enrobed in blissful immortality. 

To join thy kindred soul in realms of joy. 


Danvers Inscriptions, [Jaia. 

Erected in memory of Mrs Mary Rea, Relic of Mr Bartholomew Re»<i 
and eldest do lighter of the Reverend Mr Peter Ciaiki late minister of 
this Parish, wh" died Feb. ^^^ 1792 in the %1^^ year of her age, 

Beaih's ihe lasi point of many lingering jean, 
We Uve in ^adnesw, biilI we pan in tearf, 
Ye that pass by^ reinfmber ihat ye must. 
Meet in the grave, and mingle wuh ihe dust. 

Here lies Buried y"* Body of Mrs Deborah Hobart, Relic of the late 
Deacon Peter ilobarlj who departed ihis life Feb 23"* Aged 81 years. 

O may her fate this moral give to all, 

That old age mtntt and Bttjoinmg youth fn ay falL 

By a Grandchild* Here lies buried the body of Mr Peter Hobart, Dea- 
con sometimes of y^ South Church in Braintree. Died at Sa[em Village 
June I4tti 1751 iEtat 78. 

Elizabeth Parris, Aged about 48 years, Dea'^ July 14th \%^^, 

Sleep precious du^l* nt> stranger now to Rest^ 

Thou hasi ihy longed wirih^ wiihrn Abraham's Brea5t. 

Farewell Best Wile, Choice iMoihcr, Neighbor, Friend; 

Well wail the less, for hopes of thee i' ihe end. S. P* 

Here lyes the body of William Putnam, who died May 27**^ 1729, In ye 
30*** year of bis age. 

Under this sod, Lie in hope of a happy resurrection* The remains of 
the Reverend deceased Joseph Green A, M — Of this Church for nearly 
the period of eighteen years. A most vigilant Pastor — A man to be had 
in perpetual remembrance — Both for seriousness of discourse, and agree- 
ableness of manners, Who departed from a hihorious life in this place on 
the 6*^' day of the calendar of December A. D, 1715. He had just com- 
pleted his fortieth year* 

Sacred to the memory of Dea. Joseph Putnam, who died March 9**5, 
1818 in the 79^^ year of his age. 

If real wonh demands a tear, 
Stop^ reader, pay the tribute ht?re» 
The man or GoJ, bt^neaih this j^ioqCi 
Equaled by few, excelled by none. 

In memory of IsrocI Putnam, who died Feb23i 1825 aged 82. 
Also of his two wives, Sally Epcs, who died Oct 18^^ 1784, aged 29, 
Emma Goodalo, who died July 10^*^ 1831 aged H8. 
Also of his two sons— Allen, who died at sea Nov 10*h 1*93 aged 21 

IsraeU who died July 15*^ 1795, aged 19 yeirs. 

Sacred to the memory of Eleazer Putnam Esquire, who died May 31 
1836 iG 77. 

**Onr fathers, wherr are ihey, 
This faithful marble does but lell, 
Tbcy served iheir generation well." 

Sacred to the memory of Doct Amos Putnam and Hannah Phillips the 
wife of A. P. He died July 26»^ 1807 aged 85. She died Oct ^"""^ 1756 
aged about 33, 

In memory of Rev Sam^ Walker, who was graduated at Darrmouth 
College A. D. 1802, and ordained over ibe second Church in Danvers, 
Aug \^^^ 1805. An able defender, and zealous preacher of the faith, 
ozK:e delivered to ihc saints. A laborious and faithful Pastor. He adorned 

1854.] Danvers Inscriptions^ Brawn, S^c 75 

his profession by his life ; was sustained in his last sufferings by the faith 
he had preached, and peacefully fell asleep in the bosom of his family 
6e church, July 7^ 1826, in the 48^ year of his age. As a token of re- 
spect for departed worth, this monument is erected by his Bereaved flock. 

In memory of Rev. Nathaniel Holt. A. M. pastor of the 2"* church in 
Danvers, who rested from his labors Aug 2"^ 1792 in the 68^ year of his 
age, and 34^ of his ministry. Piety, benevolence, integrity & prudence 
were prominent features in his character, as a man and a minister. He 
lived beloved, and died lamented. Mark the perfect man, and behold the 
upright, for the end of that man is peace. 

Here lyes Interred y« Body of Mr. Thomas Pierpont M. A. second son 
of y« Rev. Mr. Jonathan Pierpont late of Reading deceased, who departed 
this life April y« 4^. A. D. 1713, in y^ 53 year of his age. 

BROWNE. — The following MS. memorandum relating to the Browne 
family, taken from a copy of Dr. John Owen^s Exposition on the ^^ One 
hundred Sf thirtieth Psalm,'*^ printed in London, 1609. — " William 
Browne^ 1677." Under the name of " William Browt^e" is this memo- 
randum in the autograph of Judge Lynde: ^^ Hon. William Browne 
died 20 Jany. 1687--8, & was, when he wrote his name in this book, in 
the year 1(577, near 70 years old. My grandfather, Hon. Maj. Wil- 
liam Browne, died 23d Feby. 1715-16. My Mother, Mary Lynde^ alias 
Browne, died 12 July, 1753. [Signed] Benj* Lynde, 1775." 

Com, by M. A, Stickney^ Esq. of Salem, 

1579. — *• This year Marke Scaliot, Blaceksmith, Citizen of London, for 
triall of his workemanship, made one hanging locke oflron, Steele 6^ brasse 
of eleven severall peeces, & a pipe key, all cleane, which wated but one 
graine of gold. He also at the same time made a chaine of gold of forty 
three linkes, to which chaine the locke 6^ key being fastned & put about 
a fleas necke, shee drew the same with ease. All which locke 6^ key, 
chaine & flea, wayed but one grain and a halfe : a thing most incredi- 
ble, but that I myselfe haue seen it." The Abridgement of the English 
Chronicle by Mr, John Stowy p. 228.— Edition, 1611. 

Note to the Letter of Tho' & Ann Smith, Reg. Vol. Vii. p. 
273. — Mahaleel Munnings dismissed vnto y^ New Church at Boston, 
dyed y« 27^ of y« (12) 50 being drowned in y« mill Creek at Boston in 
y night — Dorchester Uhurch Records. He was probably the individual 
mentioned in the Reg. Vol. I. p. 132. See also Hist. Dorchester, p. 68. 

Essex County. — ^The most densely settled portions of the United 
Stat 8, is the County of Essex, in the State of Massachusetts. It em- 
braces four hundred square miles, and contains 127,170 inhabitants, or 
310 to a square mile. The average population of Massachusetts is 118 
to a square mile; of the whole of Europe 110 to a square mile. The 
County of Lenawee, in Michigan, if settled as densely as the County of 
Eases, would contain 212,000 people. The whole SihXe of Ohio, if as 
thicklj settled as the State of Massachusetts, would embrace 5,000,000, 
and if as densely populated as Essex County, 14,000,000.— Oc<. 1853« 

76 Inscriptions from Portland Burying- Ground. [Jan. 


[C ►mmatiicaled by W. G. Beooks, Esq., Bobton.] 

Beneath this marble, by the side of his gallant Commander, rest the re* 
mains of Lieut. Kcrvin Waters, a native of Georgetown, District of Colum* 
bia, who received a mortal wound Sept. 5, 18l;J, while a Midshipman on 
board the U. S. brig Enterprise, in an action with his B. M. brig Boxer, 
which terminated in the capture of the latter. He I unfinished in sever© 
pain, which he endured with fortitude, until Sept. 25, 1815, when he died 
with Christian calmness and resign^ ttion, aged 18. The young men of 
Portland erect this stone, as a testimony of iheir respect for his valor 
aad virtues* 

Beneath this stone moulders the body of William Burrows, late Com- 
mander of the United Slates Brig Enterprise, who was mortally wounded 
on the 5th Sept. J 8 13^, in an action which contributed to increase the fame 
of American valor, by capturing H. B. M. Brig Boxer, after a severe con- 
test of forty-five minutes, ae. 48. A passing stranger* has erected this 
monument of respect to the manes of a patriott who in the hour of peril 
obeyed the loud summons of an injured country ; and who gallantly met, 
fought and conquered the foe man. 

In Memory qf Captain Samuel Blyib, la»e Commander of His Britannic 
Majesty^s Brig Boxer. He nobly fell, on the 5th day of Sept., 1813, in 
action with the U. S Brig Enterprise. In life honored, in death glorious. 
His country will long deplore one of her bravest sonst His friends long 
lament one of the best of men. Ae 29.- 

An elegant marble monument erected a few years since, bears this in- 
acriplion :— Edward Preble, of the United States Navy, died Aug. 25, 
1807, aged 4G years. 

(South Hide A In memory of Henry Wadsworth, son of Peleg Wads- 
worth, Esq., Lieut, in U S. Navy, who fell before the walls of Tripoli, on 
the evening of the 4th Sept. 1804, in the 211th year of his age, by the ex- 
plosion of a Fireship, which he with others gallantly conducted against the 
enemy ; determined at once, they prefer death and the destruction of the 
enemy, to caplivity and torturing slavery. — [Com. Preble^s letter. 

(West side.) Capt. Richard Somers, Lieut. Henry Wadsworth, Lieut, 
Joseph Israel^ and ten brave seamen volunteers, were the devoted band. 

(East side.) ** An honor to his country, and an example to all excel- 
lent youth/' — [Resolve of Congress. 
(North side*) 

My country ealbl 

Thb wt»f Id adieu f 
I have onr life, 
That life I jrive for yoQ. 

John Chip man, Esq., Barrister at Law, who was born Oct. 23, A. D. 
1722, and died July I, A. D, 1768, of an apoplexy with which he was 

1854.] Births ^ in Salem Court Files. 77 

suddenly seized in the Court House at Falmouth, while he was arguing a 
ease beford the Superior Court of Judicature then sitting. To the remem- 
brance of his great learning, uniform integrity, and humanity and benevo- 
lence, this Monument is dedicated, by a number of his brethren of the 

In memory of William Tjrng, Esq., formerly Sheriff of Cumberland, 
afterwards intrusted with repeated offices in the Province of New Bruns- 
wick, and late resident in Gorham, where, aAer a useful life, marked with 
probity, benevolence and piety, he died in the firm hope of a joyful Res- 
urrection, Dec. 10, 1807, aged 70 — greatly lamented by an affectionate 
widow, who pays this tribute of conjugal love, and by a family of adopted 
children, to whom he showed more than parental kindness. 

Here lies interred the body of Deac. James Milk, who was bom in Bos- 
ton, January, A. D. 1710-11. He removed to Falmouth as soon as he 
arrived at manhood, and lived there in good reputation, being honored 
with several offices of trust and importance, which he executed with fidel- 
ity. He fell asleep after two daysMllness, Nov. 19, A. D. 1772. His 
bereaved children have erected this Monument as a Testimony of their 
Bemembrance of his parental affection, strict virtues, and exemplary 



[Copied from the early Court Records, by Asa W. Browh.] 

17 Apr. 1644.— Anthony Staniell (Stanyan) Samuell Walker Robert 
Reade Robert Smyth 

14 July 1657. 

Mr. Richard Cutt Edward Barton Thomas Sea vie 

Mr. John Cutt John Jackson William Luxe 

William Seavie Robert Mattoone Francis Rundt 

James Johnson Thomas Peverlie Anthonie Brackett 

Thomas Walford Walter Abbitt William Movis 

John Sherburne Robert Mussell Joseph Atkeson 
Alexander Batcheler 



Sara dau. to John 6l Sara Cumings 28 Jan. 1661. 

Beniamin Pedington son to Abraham dc Margret 19th Aprel 1661 

Ebenezer Bates son to Francis dc Ane. 20 Jan 1661 

Son to Isaok 6l Mary Cumings 2 Nov 1661 

Death of John Vorman son toTho* dc Elen 16 Jan 1661 

Birth C [ ?] Towne dau. to Jacob ds C. 25 Feb 1661 

X^ ofBIay, 1654. I George Dell master of the Shipp called Good- 
fellow have sould vnto m' Samuell Symonds two of the Irish youthes I 
brouffht over by order of the State of England : the name of one them 
is William Dalton the other Edward Welch — sum six dc twenty pounds 
b coni meicbantable or live cattail at or before the eiid ^ QcXk^x 

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1854.] Early Settlers of Salisbury, Mass. 79 



[By Asa W. Brown, of Cleveland, late of Ciocinnati, 0.] 
[CoDtinaed from page 314, Vol. VII.] 

[Correction for page 312, vol. vii. — For " Wymond m. Marier *' 

d&c. read Wymond m. Mariah Cotton of Plymouth ; ch. Jabez, b. 26 Jan. 
1692-3; Wymond, b. 18 Aug. 1695; John, b. 9 Sept. 1697 ; Rowland, b. 
15 Dec. 1699; Ann, b. 9 Mar. 1701-2 ; Josiah, b. 25 July, 1704 ; Theo- 
philus, b. 8 July 1706; Mariah, Jerusha, b. 5 July 1711. Removed to 
York, Me. about 1718.J 

CLOUGH, John, a carpenter, b. 1613, passenger on the Elizabeth, 
from London 1635, d. 26 July, 91 ; w. Jane d. 16 Jan. 79^. Ch. Eliza- 
beth, 16 10, 42 ; Mary, 30 5, 44 ; Sarah, 28 4, 46 ; John, 9 1, 48-9 ; 
Thomas, 29 3, 51 ; Martha, 21 1, 54; Samuel, 26 12, 56. 

John m. Mercy Page 13 Nov. 74. Ch. Benoni 23 May 75 ; Mary 8 
April 77 ; John 30 June 78 ; Cornelius 7 May 80 ; Caleb 26 8 82 ; Joseph 
14 Oct HI ; Sarah 5 Apr. 86 ; Jonathan 1 1 Apr. 88 ; Martha 17 Mar. 91 ; 
Moses 26 Mar. 93 ; Aaron 16 Dec 95; Tabitha 12 12 97, d. 20 Aug. 98. 

Samuel m. Elizabeth Brown 3 Aug. 79. Ch. Sarah 28 Feb. 79, d. 20 
Mar. 79-0 ; Jemima 28 May 81 ; 

Thomas m. Hannah Gill 10 Mar. 80 ; w. d. 22 Jan. 93-4 ; m. 2d Ruth 
Connor 1687. Ch. Thomas 9 Dec. 81 ; Jeremiah 21 June 68 ; Ebenezer 
5 July 90 ; Ebenezer 27 Apr. 91 ; Isaac 24 Jan. 93-4 ; Zaccheus 17 12 
91 ; Rebecca 3 June 96 ; Hannah 25 Sept 98 ; Judith 1 Oct. 1700. 

Benoni d. 22 Feb. 1757 at Kensington, N. H., w. Hannah. Ch. Ben- 
jamin 25 Sept. 1695 ; Nathan 1 Feb. 99-0 ; m. 25 Oct 1722 Rachel, d. 
of Wm Brown of Hampton, d. 23 July 52 ; Ezekiel b. 24 May 1702, m. 
19 May 25 Sarah Brown, sister of Rachel, d. soon aAer. John m. Eliza- 
beth Lonff 5 Mar. 1700-1. 

CODMAN, Robert, a seaman, his son James b. 15 2 1644; he went to 
Hartford Ct 

COBHAM, Josiah, m. Mary . Ch. Mary 25 6 40; Josiah 12 2 

42; Martha 3 5 43; Moses 3 9 45 ; Sarah 25 9 46 ; Joshua 15 1 48; 
Marah2l 3 52. 

COLBY, Anthony, d. 11 12 1660, m. Susanna . Ch. Isaac b. 

540; Rebecca 11 1 43; Mary 19 7 47; Thomas 8 1 50; Sarah m. Or- 
lando Bagley 6 March 1653. 

John m. Frances lloyt 14 Jan. 1655. Ch. John 19 9 56 ; Sarah 17 5 
58 ; Frances 10 10 62 ; Anthony and Susanna 10 3 65. John the father 
d. 6 12 73 at Amesbury. 

COLE, John d. 1682. 

COLLINS, Benjamin, d. 10 Dec. 1683; m. Martha Eaton 5 9 1668. 
Ch. Mary 8 11 69 ; John 1673 ; Samuel (18) ? Jan. 76 ; Ann 1 Apr. 79 ; 
Benjamin 29 May 81 ; Ephraim 30 Sept 83. 

John m. Elizabeth . Ch. Jonathan 11 Oct 95; a daughter b. Oct 

97, d. 8 Nov. 97. 

Samuel m. Sarah White 16 Mar. 03-9. Ch. Benjamin 5 Dec. 9 ; Jo- 
seph 37 June 1702. 


Early Settlers of Salisbury, Mass, 


(COLLYOR,)? Joseph, a dau, Mary b. 9 Apr, 16G2. 

CO.NNiJR, Cornelius, w. Sarali. Cb. Sarah 23 6 59 ; John 8 10 60 ; 
Samuel 12 I:i61 ; Mary 27 10 63 ; Elizabelb 26 12 64 ; Rebecca 10 2 
68 ; Ruth 16 3 70; Jeremiah 6 9 72 (1671,)? m. 3 July 96 Ann dm. of 
Edward Gove of Hampton, lived at Exeter ; Hiisly, a dau, 10 Aug. 73 ; 
Cornelius 12 Aug. 75 ; Dorothy 1 Nov, 76 d. 22 Dec. 83. 

John m. Ehzabeih . Ch. Joseph 1 Sept, 91 j Cornelius 25 July 

93 ; Dorothv 25 May 96 ; George 16 Oct, 99. 

COTTLE, EnwAtiD^ m. Judith . Ch. Edward 17 11 51, d. 15 4 

53 ; Marv 1 9 53 ; Benjamin 2 1 55 ; Sarah 1 ma 57 ; Judilh 5 1 59 ; Eli- 
zab-ib 19 2 63 ; Edward 28 7 66. 

CURRIER, Richard, m. Ann . Cb. Hannah 8 5 43, m. Samuel 

Fool 23 June 59 ; Thomas 8 1 40» m. Mary Osgood 9 Dec. 68. Richard 
Sen. df, 17 May 89. 

DAVIS, Samuel, m. Deborab Homes 19 10 63 ; cb. Samuel 26 U 66. 
Josepb of Amesbury m. 14 June 98 Jemima Eastman. 

DEKRING, Henry, m. Ann Benning 8 4 64. 

DIBBS, John, m, Hephsibah Merril 1689. Oh. Michael b. May 90. 

DICKISON, John ; w. Mary d. 16 2 47. John Sen. m. Alice Roper 
14 Apr. 81. Jobn d. 30 Dec. 83 Ch. Mary 12 1 39; John 20 8 42, 
A John m, Hannah Cough 17 3 71, she d. 15 Dec. 79, A Mary Gough 
d, 7 8 66. 

DOW, Robert, m. Sarah . Ch. Robert 23 July 76, Martha 1 

Oct. 78. 

Joseph jr. from Hampton w* Mary Cballis. Ch, b. at Salisbury James 
6 8 93 ; Phihp 26 Apr. 95 ; Mary 14 May 97. 

Henry m. Mary Muzzy 7 Dec. 94. Ch. Lydia 31 Dec. 97. 

Jeremiah m. Elizabeth Perkins. Cb. Jeremiab b. 9 Jan. 1699-0. 

DOWNER, Robert, m. Sarah Eaton 6 May 75. Ch. John 1 Apr. 
81 ; Andrew 7 Sept. 83; Samuel 5 Apr. 86 ; Joseph 4 Mar. 87-8 ; Sarah 
6 Oct. 90; Mary d. 1 July 95; Mary b, 22 Feb. 95. Joseph 15 
May 99. 

DUDLEY, Samuel, w. Mary d. 12 2 43. Cb. Samuel d. 17 2 43 ; 
Ann b. 16 8 41 ; Theophilus b. 31 8 44 ; Mary 31 2 46, d. 28 10 46 ; 
Bylie a son 27 7 47 ; Mary 6 11 49. 

EASTMAN, Roger, Sen. d, 16 Dec 94; w. Sarah d. 11 Mar 97-8. 
Ch. John 9 I 40 ; Nathaniel 18 3 43 ; Philip 20 10 44 ; Thomas H 9 ^16 ; 
Timotl»y 29 9 48 ; Joseph 8 11 50 ; Benjamin 12 12 52 ; Sarah 25 7 55 ; 
Samuel 20 9 57 ; Rulh 21 1 61. 

John m, Hinnah Helo 7 8 65 ; m. 2d Mary Boyington d. of Wm. of 
Rowley 5 9 70. Ch. Hannah 23 11 73, d. 8 12 73. John 24 Aug. 76 ; 
Zachariah 24 Oct. 79; Roger 26 Feh. 82-3; Elizabeth 26 Sept. 85 ; 
Thomas 14 Feb. 88, d. 27 Aug 91 (perhaps a second Thomas b. 1690-1) 
loieph23 June92. 

Nathaniel m. Elizabeth Haddon 30 2 72. Ch. Sarah 11 Nov. 74 ; 
Jeremiah 25 Aug. 77 ; Nathaniel (8) ? Mar. 79 ; Hannah 24 Apr. 87 ; 
Mary 29 Mar. 90. 

Benjamin m. widow Ann Joy 5 Apr. 1673, Ch. Benjamin 8 12 78 ; 
Edmund 20 Jan. 80; Jeremiah 18 Feb. 82; Joseph i^ Mar. 85 ; w. Ann 
d. 13 Dec. 98. 

Samuel m. Elizabeth (Soreuen as I take it, probably Severance) 1686. 
Ch. Ruth 5 Mar. 87-8; Elizabeth I Dec. 89 ; Mary 4 Jan. 91 ; Sanih 3 
Apr. 94; Samuel $ Jan. 95, m. Shuah Fifield n'Scpt. 1719, she d. at 

1854.] Early Settlers of Salisbury , Mass. 81 

Kingston 3 Aug. 26, m. 2d Sarah, widow of Ezekiel Clough, 7 Nov. 28, 
he died 20 Dec. 53. Joseph b. 6 Jan. 1697 ; Jane Hubbard b.lO June 

John and Huldah Kinssbury pub. 31 July 97. Ch. Hanmib 16 May 98. 

Benjamin m. Naomi Flanders 4 Apr. 99. Ch. Joseph 17 July 1700. 

Philip of Haverhill m. Mary Morse of Newbury 22 6 78. 

EATON, John, b. 1619, d. 3\r Oct. 1682, w. artha . Ch. 

Ester d. 1649 ; John d. 1 11 56 ; Thomas b. 17 II 46 ; Martha 12 6 48 ; 
Elizabeth 12 10 50 ; Ann 17 10 52, d. 12 4 58 ; Sarah 28 10 54 ; Mary 
9 10 56 ; Samuel 14 12 58 ; Joseph 6 1 60-1 ; Ephraim 12 2 63. 

John m. Mary . Ch. Mary 13 Dec. 85 ; James 27 Apr. 91 ; Samuel 

25 Nov. 92 ; (Martha 5 Sept 95) ? Jonathan 2 Oct. 98. 

Thomas m. Hannah Hubbard 14 Nov. 79. Ch. Thomas 15 Sept. 60 ; 
Hannah 23 June 82, d. 8 July 83 ; Hannah 10 Mar. 83-4. 

Joseph m. Mary French 14 Dec 83. Ch. John 23 Aug. 84 ; d. 12 
Dec. 84 ; John 18 Oct. 85 ; Samuel 7 1087 ; Joseph 14 Aug. 90 ; Benja- 
min 4 Feb 92 ; Moses 18 May 95 ; Mary 9 Apr. 97 ; Nicholas 12 Sept. 99. 

Ephraim m. Mary True 5 Feb. 88-9. Ch. Mary 11 Dec. 89 ; Ephraim 
24 May 92 ; Jane 13 Sept. 94 ; Samuel 6 Aug. 97. 

ELLIOT, Edmund, w. Sarah. Ch. John 25 7 60. 

EVANS, Thomas, m. Hannah Brown 30 Sept. 1686. Ch. Ann 5 Nov. 
87 ; John 24 Aug. 89 ; Abigail 22 Aug. 92 ; Tamazine 5 Apr. 96 ; Hannah 
5 Apr. 1698. 

EVER, John, Sen. Ch. Hannah b. 21 1044, m. Stephen Webster of 
Haverhill 24 Mar. 1662-3. 

FEAVER, (FAVOR) Philip, m. Mary Osgood 1689 ; Ch. Richard 
31 Mar. 90; John 31 Mar. 92 ; Ann 12 Apr. 96. 

FELLOWS, Samuel, Sen. d. 6 Mar. 97-8 ; w. Ann d. 5 Dec. 84. Ch. 
Samuel 13 11 46; Hannah 15 7 48. 

Samuel m. Abigail Barnard 2 June 1681. Ch. Samuel (Aug.) > 83 ; 
Thomas 29 Jan. 85 ; Joseph 23 Apr. 88 ; Ann 28 Apr. 90 ; Ebenezer 10 
Nov. 92 ; Hannah 20 July 97. 

FITZ, Abraham, m. Sarah Thompson 16 May 1655. 

Richard w. Sarah . Ch. Nathaniel 13 July 99. 

FLANDERS, Stephen, Sen. d. 27 June 84 ; w. Jane d. 19 9 83. Ch. 
Stephen 8 1 46; Mary7 3 50, d. 4 3 50 ; Philip 14 5 52 ; Sarah 5 9 54; 
Naomi 15 10 5Ci^; John 1112 58. 

Stephen m. Abigail Carter 28 |0 70. Ch. Thomas 17 12 70, d. 12 
Apr. 71 ; Stephen 31 11 71; Thomas 3 Dec. 73; Daniel 16 Mar 74 ; 
Joseph 28 Mar. 77 ; Philip 10 Jan. 78, d. 23 Feb. 78 ; Sarah 7 Dec. 79 ; 
Philip 8 Jan. 81 ; Jane 5 Mar. 83-4 ; Jeremiah 5 Sept. 86 ; Abigail 22 
Oct. 88. 

Philip m Collins 1686 or 7 (torn) 

John m Elizabeth Sargent 1688. Ch. Jacob 5 Aug. 89 ; John 22 Aug. 
91 ; Elizabeth 3 Sept. -93; Ezekiel 21 May 96; Josiah 28 July 1700; 
Philip 19 Oct. 1702. 

John son of Naomi 21 12 83. 

FLETCHER, Joseph, m. 18 June 1660 , (torn) d. 15 

Mar. 1699-0 ; w. Israel d. 12 Mar. 99-0. Ch. Mary d. 23 Jan. 1682-3. 

FOWLER, Thomas, w. Hannah. Ch. Thomas 10 Mar. 1665. 

Samuel m. Hannah Worthen 5, Dec. 1684. Ch. Samuel 2i Oct. 85 ; 
Haonah 30 Apr. 87 ; Susanna 10 Mar. 88-9 ; Jacob 10 Dec. 90 ; Mary 10 
Jaly 92 ; Sarah 5 Mar. 93-4. 


Early SeUlers of Salisbury^ Mass* 


Man' m. Richard Goodwin of Amesbur\^ 14 9 77. 

FRENCH, (soe Goodale) Edward d, 28 Dec. 1674; w. Ann d. 9 Man 
82-3. Ch. Hannah m, John White of Haverill 25 Nov. 62, m. 2d Thomas 
Philbrook of Hampton 22 Sept. 69, and 3 sons, Joseph* John and Samuel, 

Joseph m. Susanna . Ch* Joseph 16 1 54 ; Elizabeth 5 9 55, d. 

6 10 55 ; S) mond 24 8 57 ; Ann 10 I 59 ; Edward 14 3 63 j d. 8 4 63 ; 
Edward 6 2 67. 

John d. 4 May 1706, m Mary Noycs 23 Man 59. Ch. John 12 10 GO; 
Mary 12 4 63 ; Hannah 9 6 65, d. 13 7 65 ; Sarah 27 10 69 ; Edward 20 
July 72, m, Jane True 16 June 1702; Abigail 6 May 75 ; Nicholas 28 
Oct. 77, d, 3 May 99 ; James 15 Aug. 79 ; Timothy 15 6 81. 

Samuel d. 26 July 92, m. 1 Jane 64 Abigail Brown. Ch. Abigail 17 5 
66 ; Hannah 15 1 68-9; Samuel 24 1 71-2 ; Henry 1673; Nathaniel 8 
Dec. 78. Abigail (the mother) ? d. 11 Jan, 79-0- 

Joseph m. Sarah Eastnrian 13 June 1678. Ch* Joseph 26 Mar. 79 ; 
Timothy 16 June 81 ; Simon2G Aug. 83. Joseph the father d. 14 Dec. 1683. 

Samuel w. Ester. Ch. Joanna 16 Dec. 83 ; John 9 June 86 ; Ester 

22 Sept. 88. 

Simon w. Joana d, 15 May 1704. Ch, Sarah 18 Mar. 85-6 ; Susanna 

23 Mar. 87-8; Joseph 28 Feb, 89; James 6 Nov. 92; Hannah d. 27 
Feb. 99-0 ; Mary b. 2 Sept. 96 ; Joana 26 June 99. 

Joseph m, Abigail Brown 20 Dec. 1699. Ch. Sarah 20 Nov. 1700, d. 
19 Dec. 1700, 

ihnry m. Elizabeth Collins 17 {or 7) Nov, 1695, Ch. Benjamin 6 
Oct. 96'; Abigail 27 Feb. 98-9. 

Edward Sen. w, Mary Winsley, Ch, Elisha 12 Aug. 96; Mary 2 
June 98; Elizabeth 5 July 1700. Edward pub. }1 Sept. 95. 

Joseph w. Hannah, Ch. Abigail 16 Aug. 98; Samuel IL Dec. 99; 
Nathaniel 2 Ang. 1702. 

FKIESE, James, w. Elizabeth. Ch. James 16 1 66^7. 

GEORGE, James, w. Sarah. Ch, Samuel 25 12 65. 

GETCHELL, Samuel, w. Dorcas d, 12 Jan. 84-5. Ch. Pnscilla 
26 12 18 ; Samuel 8 12 57 m. Elizabeth Jones of Amesbury 27 9 79. 
Ch, Hannah 30 Jan 89-1 ; Moses 15 May 82 j Eleanor 3 Oct. 83: 
Eleanor 2 Nov. 84 (should it not be died?) ; Dorcas 8 May 85; Mary 
12 Apr. 87. 

GILL, John, d, 1 Dec. 1690, m. Phcl)c Buzwcll 2 May 45. Ch. 
Elizabeth 8 11 45; John 15 8 47 ; Phebe 6 11 49 ; Samuel 5 11 51 ; 
Sarah 27 4 54; Moses 26 10 56 ; Benjamin before 1662 ; Isaac 24 2 65. 

John ; w. Martha Goodale. Ch, Richard 24 Mar, 73-4. 

Samuel m. Sarah Worth 5 Nov. 78. Ch. Daniei 18 Nov. 79 ; John 
22 Mar. 81-2; Sarah 26 Sept. 84 ; Samuel 16 Sept, 87; Judith 8 Apr. 
•90 ; Benjamin and Phebe 24 Aug. 93; Hannah 5 Mar. 95-6 ; William 26 
July 97. 

GOLD, Nathan, w. Elizabeth. Ch. Mary 20 4 61 ; Elizabeth 4 2 64 ; 
Samuel 3 12 67. 

GOLDWYER,Geohge d. 12 Apr. 1684. 

GRAVES, Francis ; w, Ann. Ch. Hannah 29 Aug. 90. 

GOODALE, RtCHARD, Sen. codicil lo his will 8 Sept. 66, inv. 4 Oct. 
€6, w, Dorothy d. 27 IL 64, Ch. Ann, w. of William Allen, a daughter 

m, ' Hubbard (probably deceased) and Richard of Boston, a mariner. 

He menlions a grand-daughter Hubbnrd and his brothers Edward French, 
.Philip ChallLsand Richard Wells. (Dea. Richard Wells d, 12 July 1672.) 

(To he Continued.) 

1854] Notices of Publicaiions. 83 


The Hietwry of New England, from 1630 to 1649. By Joan Winthrop, 

Esq., &c. 

[Concladed from page 368, Vol. VII] 

One of the most marked features of the notes of Mr. Savage, is their 
peculiar theological bias ; and yet it will probably quite as much puzzle 
the general reader to form an opinion as to the tenets held by their author, 
as it has puzzled the biographers of Samuel Gorton to define those of that 
singular man. One thing, however, is tolerably certain, namely, that the 
author is a real Ishmaelite among tenets, and it would have been quite as 
well for his theological reputation if he had let discussions of that nature 
entirely alone. 

On page 5,* Volume I, Mr. Savage says of Isaac Johnson, that he was 
^^ formerly regarded as the founder of Boston, where it is not probable that 
he ever passed a single night." In his first edition his note read, that 
*^ this gentleman, who is usually regarded as the founder of Boston," &c. 
The clause, ^^ where it is not probable that he ever passed a single night,^^ 
is interpolated in his new edition, and for which he gives no reason what- 
ever ; nor does he refer to Prince's Annals, to which every reader should 
be referred, in which work, and in Hutchinson's Massachusetts, are to be 
found statements not to be discredited by a single dash of any modern pen. 
The matter of Johnson's burial has lately been ably presented in the Daily 
Evening Transcript of Nov. 4th, 1853. 

At page 29 we are informed, '* Here is inserted, on a whole page of 
the original MS., a chart of the shore of Maine, Isles of Shoals, Boone 
Isle, Cape Ann, etc., with remarks on the appearance of the various land- 
marks on the several days, depth of water, bottom, bearings, distances, 
etc." — We are surprised that this should have been omitted by the Editor, 
and in all deference to his judgment in that capacity, we think we have 
lost a good deal more by that omission, than if a half dozen pages of the 
Journal containing those details about momtersy ^c, had been omitted. 
We do not say that we should have omitted even these ; but to omit the 
only drawing in the whole work is exercising a liberty with the original, 
which no one could expect to be taken. 

In page 39, the Editor speaks of a work of William Aspinwall, as 
some writers of the present day speak of those who believe the end of the 
world to be near at hand. Aspinwall published a tract which he entitled 
"A brief Description of the Fifih Monarchy, or Kingdom that shortly is to 
come," &c. Mr. Savage says, " Its title-page is garnished with several 
texts of scripture, distorted in the usual style of that day." What he 
means by " texts of scripture distorted," he may know, but we confess we 
do not. Suiting his remarks to his extracts he says, " Proceeding through 
his inquiries of * the Sovereign, (Jesus Christ,) subjects, officers, and laws 
of that Kingdom,' his fanatical vaticination favors us with * some hint of 
the time when the Kingdom shall begin,' which he had wit enough to 
delay so long, that the event might not probably injure the credit of the 
Ihing soothsayer. ' Know, therefore, that the uttermost durance of Anti- 

* The paging of the 2d edition of Winthrop will be observed. 


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Christ's dominion will be in the year 1073, as 1 huve proved from scrip- 
ture ill a brief Chronology, ready lo be put forlli.' Cromwell, whose 
power was just then preparing to bo cslabMshed, knew well the dangerous 
lendcncy of such jargon, unless when used by Inmself ; but though he ap- 
plied the civil arm to many other dreamers of King JesuB, I belie \e he 
left the New England Seer to the safely of oblivion or contempt." Had 
the Editor been writing about Cotton Mather, whom he will not nllow^ a 
f^hade of honesty or sincerity, wc might have expected any kind of *' jar- 
gon,^* but such railtery at the meek and sincere Aspinwall, is entirely out 
of place. He has accused him of hypocrisy, and both unnecessarily and 
absurdly coupled Cromwell with him in the offence. If Aspinwall were a 
" dreamer of King Jesus/' so was the great Cotton, and so were all of 
Cotton's true followers. 

In a note to " Capt. Mason," p. 26(1, he goes on to make him the same 
"Lieut. Mason," who, in J61J2, was sent to the ca tern coast after a 
pirate. Now be has no evidence, or if he has be does not produce it, that 
Capt. John Mason was in the country before 1634-5. There was a 
Hugh Mason at Watertown, who mtiy have been in the count r}^ in 16*12, 
and this was the man, in all probability, who went in pursuit of the pirate. 
He was denominated '^^ Lieut. Mason," while Jofin Mason of Pequot 
memory ntrcr was, we thitik, called **' Lieut, Mason" in this country 

Regarding the authorship of '*A Short Story of the Rise, Reign, and 
Ruin of the Antinomians, Familists, and Liljertincs that infected the 
Churches of New England," die., in his first edition of Wintbrop the 
Editor charges it upon Thomas Welde, and abuses him in unmeasured 
terms for the vi rule nee of its contents. Long before he published his 
second edition, his error in all ribu ling it to Welde was, we have good 
itjason to betieve^ [MJinted out to him. Indeed, how one could read the 
'* Short Story," in connection with Winthrop's Journal, and then charge 
the authorship of the former to Thonias \Velde» is, to say the least, most 
unaccountable, when the authorship of the body of that work is as clearly 
Wintbrop's ns bis own Journal And, it may safely bo affirmed, that, if 
Welde wrote the Short Sior}% he also wrote Winihrop's Journaf. 

What then should have been the course of the Editor in IVis new edition 
of VVinthro^ ? Should he not, in justice to the inemorj^ of Mr. Welde, have 
made some amends for the wrong done him in his first ? He has not had the 
magnanimity todo anything of the kind, but has repeated rdl he said before, 
and atlcmpted to fortify it against further attacks. Thus he vaunts in his 
preface : — '* Exposure of the infirmity of unhappy Thomas Welde, in his 
Short Story of ihe Rise, Reign and Ruin of Antinomianism, will compen- 
sate, I think, the curious hunter in bibliography." This is one of his pe- 
culiar sentences, and by it he means, or we understand him to mean, that be 
has, in further exposing Welde, done something fur the reader in bibliogra- 
Unbappy Thomas Welde." He does not mean by this that Mr. 

i^elde was more unhappy than other men probably. The reader of Mr, 
Savage's notes will often find that ** unhappy " adjective, quite eis happily 
ap;died to other individuals. 

Beginning at page 29^4, we find about two pages in small type, devoted 
to ** unhappy Thomas Weld.'** We have seen at different limes, all the 
books remarked upon relative to this subject, and we must acknowledge, 
aftersome examination of them, and the Editor's long note upon them also, 
that we find no reason to charge anylhing upon Mr. WVfde, beyond what 
he has himself acknowledged ; and it is our firm convictioo^ that whatever 

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1854.] Notices of Publicaiions. 85 

Mr. Welde did, he did under the direction, or by the advice of the domi- 
nant party here. And, that the wholesale branding of him by the Editor, 
amounts only to this, namely, — a determination on his part, to " make out 
aca^e.^* He should remember, that writing history is one thing, and de- 
fending a bad cause before an intelligent jury is another. Unhappily he 
seems incapable of making the distinction. Siepe intereunt aliis mrdituntes 
necem — There is nothing clearer that one has a bad cause, or that he has 
undertaken on the wrong side, than the fact that he resorts to abuse to 
sustain his assertions. He charges that, what Mr. Welde wrote and put 
his name to, was "altogether a pretence on the part of the virulent pamph- 
leteer ;" that he was " over cunning " in making false title-pages, " to 
mystify a heedless obser\'er ;" what might have been, and no doubt was, 
a printer's error, he calls "a sneaking device" at deception; an^l in an 
air of triumph, closes his long note, with, "perhaps the reader may think 
I have derived too much gratification from disclosing the shameless in- 
firmity or petty malice of the ecclesiastical historian. Let it go for the least 
skilful of all attempts at deception.'' 

After all this, we candidly think his "much gratification" will soon be, 
if it be not already, at an end. The jury of the public will set the matter 
right in due time, and it would have been prudent for the Advocate to 
have withheld his exultation until a verdict was rendered ; for he should 
remember, that he is not Judge and Jury too. In an earlier notice of Mr. 
Welde and his '* Short Story," (page 248), he says, " The work has not, 
I presume, been often quoted within a century ;" and yet we know that it 
has been viry of\en quoted within a quarter of a century. 

The following reflections do not at all harmonize with the manner in 
which Mr. Welde is handled : — 

There is a " strange note" of above a page, beginning on page 306, in 
which the Annotator goes into the question of the " resurrection of the 
body." We can see no other object which he could have had in view, 
except to let the reader know that he had consulted some learned authors 
upon that subject ; from which we may infer, that his own opinion agreed 
with that " profound and original philosopher," Abraham Tucker. 

In 16^)8, a woman was executed at Boston for infanticide, and it is 
melancholy to consider, that she must have committed the act while in a 
deranged state of mind. What the following reflection of the Editor has 
to do with the facts, we are unable to discover. He says, " Perhaps Peter 
[who merely attended at the execution in his clerical capacity] regretted 
his treatment of Talby [that being the name of the executed woman] 
after his own wife was distracted." [Insane.] Why is Peter singled out 
in this way, as though he must have been conscious of participating in the 
murder of a crazy woman } Why are not Wilson and Winthrop ar- 
raigned under some misfortune, and taunted in like manner? Was Mr. 
Peter in fault because his wife became insane ? We believe no such 
charge can be supported by evidence. Mr. Peter (or Peters as his name 
is more usually written) was an active, and energetic man. He entered 
into what he believed to be his duty and the will of God ; of all such duties 
he acquitted himself manfully. But our Editor could not divest himself 
of the rancorous feelings which he had imbibed in reading some of the 
books about him, the productions of hireling vilifiers, whostj' name was 
legion, immediately after the glorious restoration, Mr. Peters perished by 
the hand of the mercenary murderer, but his memory should be safe in 
the hands of a faithful historian of New England. The despicable 


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minions of power have injured the reputation of many an honest man in 
his lime. The cause of Peters was the cause of New England, and he 
perished for doing more than many others had courage to do. 

Extremes often meet in the same individual. Few men ha\^e more 
sagacity, probably, to detect minute errors and discrepancies than Mr, 
Savage, and his opinions upon questionable points of such nature are more 
worthy to be trusted than family traditions. But this peculiar talent is not 
ample security that ho will never commit some signal bltmders himself. 
We cite a case in point; for the double purpose of showing how easily a 
very shrewd investigator may blunder; and when he has blundered, how 
loath he may be to acknowledge it. 

In VVinthrop's Journal published at Hartford, page 114, is this passage. 
*' Board was at 9 and 10s. the C, carpenters at 3s. the day, and oilier work 
accordingly/' Mr. Savage had, perhaps before consulting the printed 
copy, transcribed from the original manuscript- — " Bread was at 9 and 
10s. the C; carpenters at 3s. the day,'" 6lc. In his over-anxiety continu- 
ally to find errors in the Hartford copy, he seized upon this as one, but 
notes, "The MS. looks very much like the reading of the former edition, 
which was ridiculous,*' That is, it ** was ridiculous'* that boards should 
be sold at 9 and 10s. the hundred feet, while selling h*€ad at those rates 
was a plain common-sense matter I 

But the worst is to come. President Allen, in his notice of Winlhrop in 
his American Biographical Dictionary, playfully pointed out the above 
blunder of Mr. Savage, and his attention was subsequently called to the 
correction- Did he make the correction in his new edition ? No. .Bread 
is !eft to disfigure Winthrop's text, and will probably disfigure it until 
anotlier edition is called for by the Public. 

Again. On page 207, under date of 28ih of November, 1G35, Win- 
throp records the arrival of ** a small Norsey bark, sent out by the Lords 
Say, &.c,^' Tu the name Norset/ Mr/8av«ge makes this note, "^'I never 
saw this word before ; but cannot doubt that it is the same gentiliiial as 
Norsvegian, or of the North Country. Norse h common with the "'' poets 
and oihcfs." Now the Author of this note often pries into Winthrop'^s 
'* anti so forths," and had he given but slight attention to this, he would 
have found it to contain Lord Brook, Sir Arthur Heslerigge, and Sir Mat- 
thew^ Boynton* These last named gentlemen were all interested with 
Lord Say, and were not mentioned by Winlhrop by name, as being well 
enough known in the undertaking. Mr. S. w^ould have found that one of 
the undertakers of the enterprise lived at Nosely, in Leicestershire, which 
fact would no doubt liave saved him all that tedious fourney among (he 
Norwegians to get a "small bark of twenty-five tons " to bring half a 
dozen emigrants to New England. 

We should not omit to notice, in passing, the slur attempted to be cast 
upon Sir Henry Vane, on whose arrival in Boston, Winthrop thus respect- 
fully and sincerely remarked. *^ Here came also [in 1635] one Mr. 
Henry Vane, son and heir to Sir Henry Vane, comptroller of the Ktng^s 
housCi who, being a young gentleman [only 23 years of age] of excellent 
parts, and had been employed by his fatber, when he was ambassador, in 
foreign affairs ; yet, being called to the obedience of the gospel, forsook 
honors and preferments of the Court to enjoy the ordinances of Christ in 
their purity here." Now there never was a man in the country, probably, 

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1S54.] Notices of Publicaiions, "^ 9T 

young or old, from its first settlement to the present time, who conducted 
himself with more prudence, Cfirlsliati forbearance, and rc&ignalion to what 
be believed to be liis duty, than this " young genlleman" did. The ma- 
jorily of the people thought him more fit for ihcir Governor limn any other, 
tind while he was Governor, no one can doubt nor even presume to say that 
he did not acquit himself to the general satisfaction of the people ; and 
when he was left oulof ofiice by a manoeuvre of the minority, his conduct 
was that of a high-minded and good citixcn. Winthrop waa his riviil,arid 
did not treat him quite so well as he probably wished hv had done, several 
years after. Mr. Vane bore all in silence, and led ihc country much to 
the regret of the people* who, on the occasion, showed him every attention 
in their powder. Of this pious and conscientious pilgrim, Wintlirop'^s Edi- 
tor remarks : — *^ Few men have done less good with greater reputation 
than this statesman, whose fame rings in history too loudly to require my 
aid in its diflusion. The brief but busy exercise of his faculties here, is 
exhibited with sufficient minuteness by ourauthor, in whose pages is found no 
deficiency of respect towards the fanatic, who was too much honored, in his 
early years, when exalted as the rival of the father of Massachusetts,^' 

We will now hear what Winthrop says of Mr. Vane in the beginning 
of the Aniinomiao controversy. *^The Governor, Mr. Vane, a wise and 
godly gentleman, held, with Mr. Cotton and many others, the indwelling 
of the person of the Holy Ghost in a believer,^' <Sz;c. Several years after 
Mr. Vane had left the country, and some of the Colony's agents were in 
trouble in England, Winlhrop says, " it pleased God to stir up such friends 
as Sir Henry Vatm, who had some time lived at Boston, and though he 
might have taken occasion against us for some dislionur which he appre- 
hended to have been unjustly put upon him hcre»yet both now and at other 
times he showed himself a true friend to New England, and a man of a 
noble and generous mind/*' Now we should think that this ought to have 
kept his Editor quiet, at least, — See Winthrop, it. 304. 

Passing over numerous points open to criticism and animadversion, we 
shall in the next p!ace dispose of a question which had its rise in a careless 
blunder. We refer to the question (if it can be called a question) whether 
or not John Endicoit was ihejlrst Governor of Massachusetts, In the first 
place it is proper to state how the blunder arose, by which Jfr^i Governor 
was transferred to Winthrop, It will have been seen in the early part of this 
notice, that Mr. Noah Webster was the Editor of the edition of Winthrop's 
Journal published at Hartford in 1790 ; and that in the title-page of that edi- 
tion, '* First Governor of Massachusetts," follows the name of the Author, 
*' John Winthrop, Esq,"" Now that this was a mere blunder, or inadver- 
tCDce, will, we think, clearly appear from the following ohser\'ations : — 

First, Mr. Webster was not then a critical writer of history. He had 
wad enough of it to acquire a taste for it, especially for that of New Eng- 
land ; that when he supervised Winthrop's Journal he did not write with 
that precision which he did afterwords. This is evident from the fact of 
bis saying in bis preface to ihe work, that it contained ever if important oC' 
mrrtncty from Winthrrp^s first anhar king for America to the year 1644. 
h IS only necessary to ask, who would make that assertion now ? Mr, 
Webster says too, that the blanks and omissions in lus edition were few 
and of no comidcrahle cofiscquence. We know from Mr. Webster^s own 
frank confession, that he said this not knowing what the blanks and omh' 
tions were, they having been made because the best reader of old manu* 
scripts he could find could not make them out ; therefore, how should te 


know ? Other similar innccuracies in Mr, Webster's short introductory 
mHiter might he procluccc!, but these are sufficient to show, tfuit scrujTU- 
lous exactness in his siatemenls, of certiiin particulars, was not thought of. 

Second, — the superior growth ami expansion of the settlement in ond 
about Boston, giive a kind of general impression everywhere, thai, as it 
was certAuinly the greatest^ so it was the Jlrst settle meat. This general 
imprcf^sion led Mr. Webster into his error — there can be no doiihl of it. 
It may be jeered and denied because we say it. That will not bo of nujch 
advantage towards maintaining so palpable an error The present Editor 
of Winthrop ihinks, and we believe he has said, that tht* spot, iricluding 
Boston and its immediate vicinity , is the paradise of the world. This is 
not mentioned with any view to dispute the point with him ; but only to 
show how much superior he views this vicinity to all other places on tho 
globe ; that therefore, lis h was the first place in the w^orld {which is not 
disptited) the first Governor there, was the first Governor in the world ! 
With such notions in his head, how could he think otherwise ? With these 
ideas, and happening not to question the fact in his own mind, nor to eon- 
verse upon ihe subject with anybody, and then meeting with Mr. Webster^a 
blunder, tie wlis in the right mood to be deceived efrectaally, and be was 
deceived, and he ought to have owned it long ago. 

As a proof that Mr. Savage wa% deceived, or rather deceived himself 
with regard to the fii^t Governor of MassaebuscltSt we will state one fact, 
which we think is perfectly conclusive. Happening to he in the library 
of a certain institulion in Boston, one day, he was asked by a gentleman, 
how he came to call Winthrop J?rjf/ Governor^ in his edition of the Jour- 
nal ? At this question he looked up, evincing a good deal of surprise. 
This was evidently the first time the question had ever entered his mind. 
As his surprise began to subside^ he replied, — '' Well- — he was first Gov- 
ernor." After a few words of discussion, Mr, Savage appealed to Hutch- 
inson, saying, *"*• Hutchinson will settle it," He then took down from the 
shelves, and proceeded to examine Hutchinson. When he had satisfied 
himself that tiutchinson did not sustain him, he replaced that Author, said 
no more upon the subject, and soon after lefk. 

The subject hardly deserves to be treated with gravity, but as there have 
been some long and labored arguments upon it, pro and con, something 
more may be expected in this examination. 

It i^ rather singular, that in his first edition of Winthrop, in which the 
name of Endicott so oflcn occurs, in which the Editor himself has frequent 
occasion to metition '"^ Governor Endicott " under years before Winthrop 
was thought of as Governor at alt, that it did not occur to him, that when 
there was certainly but one Governor, and that one Governor was Endi- 
cott ; that he, of necessity, must be first and last, until another should be 

The '* i3le question " that Endicott was not chosen under precisely the 
same circumstances thai Winthroi> was, deserves no consideration what- 
ever. Circumstances are continually changing, Wdlsuch considerations 
make John Hancock first Governor of Massachusetts^ because the Rev- 
olution had entirely changed the order of things ? Will it prove that 
Samuel Adams was first Governor, and that Hancock was only *^* Captain,** 
because a great change had taken place, and that his Govern tnent was 
more permanent and important than Mr. Hancock's, which had just 
emerged out of the Revolution ? This would be nonsense indeed. But 
there is quite as much sense in it as there is in denying that Endicott was 


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first Governor, because he did not come over wilb the second company of 
emigranls which happened to be a lilde larger than the fifst which came 
with Endicolt 1 

Ever)' body acquainted with the main Aiets in the case, thought, that 
when Mr Savage issued a new edition of Wintlirop, tie would leave out 
the ** first ■' to his Governor, and either say nothing about it in his notes, or 
if he said anything, would say he had incautiously followed the title-page 
of the Hartford edition ; but the only place where he has dropped first 
Governor lo Winthrop is on the portrait. This is one step towards briDging 
the matter right While, if his weight of argument to sustain his old error, 
were equal lo the weight of type employed in his immense note, it would 
remain beyond hope of refutation. And yet in his trnghhf note, the 
editor says, "An idle question, as it seems to me, was raised, a short time 
since, whether Endicott should not, instead of Winthrop, be entitled first 
Governor of Massachusetts.". 

To raise what mist he can, Mr. Savage cites " Mr, Felt," as saying in 
his Annals of Salem, that *' Koger Conant preceded both Endicott and 
Winthrop" as Governor, Roger Conant, Mr. Savage well knows, has noth- 
ing lo do with this question, any more than John Oldham, or any others 
who were over here before the formation of the Massachusetts Company, 
and happened to remain nntil that Company sent over a Colony. In a few 
•Imple interrogutories lie the whole length and breadth of this " idle ques- 
tion." They may bo thus put: — 

First, — Did lire Massachusetts Company send out its first Colony to 
make a seltlement in what is now Massachusetts without a Oovcrnot ? 

Second, — If that Company did send out a Colony xtiih a fiovernor, who 
was he ? And did he, or did he not have all the power of governing a 
Colony conferred upon him in exact accordance with the Charter of the 
Company and the laws of England ? 

Third, — Did not the firs! Colony sent oat by the Massachusetts Com- 
pany make a permanent settlement at Salem, Charlestown, fltc, in 

Fourth, — Where was Mr. John Winthrop during that early period of the 
operations of \hv first Colony ? 

^* But," says VVinlhrop^s Editor, ** Endicott never was Governor of the 
Company in England ; Endicott did not bring over the Charier." — With 
just as much relevancy he might say, *^ Endicott was never Governor of 
the Plymouth Company, whose lands the Massachusetts Company pur- 
chased, and that he was never King of England." 

By the way, there is one thing we do believe, — namely, that if Endi- 
cott had been King of England instead of Charles Stuart, the Charter 
would not have been brought out of that conntry, against the laws of the 
realm, as it in fact was. And this leads ua lo the following question : — 

Did 111 [it act of the Company, in taking away the Charter out of England, 
give Winthrop any claim to being called ^rsl? Governor? Ho certainly, 
BO far as known to us, is ihe^r*^ Governor who took away a Charter imder 
such circumstances. But that this fact entitles him to be considered first 
Governor of Massachusetts, is extremely ridiculous. He acted under 
ihe direction of the Company, and as affairs turned, that ilkgal net of the 
Massachusetts Company was a very happy circumstance for New Eng- 



Let us go to Winlhrop^s own account in his Journal 

He never even 

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dreamed tlmt he wos first Governor, He never considered himself Governor 
at all| saving of those who came over whh him in '^ the fleet," till he was 
elected, several months afier his arrival at Charlcstown* Did he take the 
Government out of Mr. Endtcolt's hands on his arrival ? No such ihing. 
He considered himself only as an assistant to Mr, Endicott* Read his Jour- 
nal, page 30 — 1, VoL I. — Arriving at Salem on the 12th of June, 1630, 
and being visited on board his ship by Gov. Endicott, he says, " We that 
were of the Assistants, and some other gentlemen, and some of the women, 
and our Captain, returned with them to Nahumkeck, where we supped 
with a good venison pastry and good beer, and at night we returned to our 
ship, but some of the women stayed behind." 

Now will anybody pretend that Winthrop considered himself as auper- 
s ding Endicott ? It appears to us that if any one will attend to the facts, 
t c plain simple facts as they stand recorded, it will inevitably supersede 

e necessity of any more long arguments to prove ** a clear case.*' 

The assertion thdt ^^ Endicott could not be the Governor which the 
Charter required," is unworthy attention, when no pretence is set up that 
he was not made Governor according to the Charter, We have else- 
where shown wherCj how and when, Winthrop came in general Governor 
of Massachusetts.* To deny that he wns elected Governor at Charles* 
town, on the 23d of August, 1630, r^annot be done without impeaching an 
Authority never yet impeached, Edward Johnson attended that election, 
beyond question, himself, and no particular in his book is more minutely 
and particularly recorded. 

The limits to which we are confined in this examination prevent our 
remarking upon many points deserving attention ; but having already filled 
the pages allotted for it, we are ^* compelled " to draw to a close. We 
cannot however dismiss the subject without adverting to one other point ; 
and thnt is respecting the Deed or Grant of New Hampshire by certain 
Indian Sagamores to Mr. John Wheelwright in 1629. That any such 
conveyance was made to Mr. Wheelwright in that year, the Editor of 
Winthrop denies with a confidence almost alarming. He was suiliciently 
positive in his first edition, but in his second^ 

«» As if the ICraken, monnrch of the sei, 
^^ WaHowing abroad in his immensiiVi 

^H By polar storms and ligtiiniag &hatt!!i assailed, 

^F Wedged with ice mo ua lamias, tiere had faugh i a ad failed ;" 

and, in his expiring agonies, for the wunt of new weapons with which to 
preserve himself, ho has made a very unfortunate effort to show his con- 
tempt of those who differ from his opinions* 

With regard to the instrument which Mr. Savage denounces as a forgery, 
wo will only remark, that the subject is in competent hands, and in due 
time the result will be given to the public. Wc nciver promised or pro- 
posed to give our views upon it in the Register, as Mr, Savage improperly 
insinuates in his Winthrop, Vol. 1, piigc 504 ; and, he has purposely 
or by mistake, misquoted a deposition of Mr. Wheelwright which we pub- 
lished some three years ago ; which, deposition^ — truly copied^ — ^happens to 
shake his theory very essentially* Notwithstanding the vast labor which 
Mr, Savage has performed to prove the deed a forgery^ he has by no 
means settled the question. It yet remains open, and even he may be 
surprised should he live to see what can be said on the other side* 

* HiSTOAT 4BtO A.nTtQmTlJl5 Of BoSTOK, pftge 9i, 


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The Frontier Missionarjf ; A Memoir of the Life of the Rev. Jacob 
Bailey, A. M., Missionart/ at Pottmalhorough, 3iaine ; CarnwaUis and 
Annapolis^ N, S. ; with lihstrations^ Noles^ and an Appendix. By 
William S. Bahtlett, A. M,, Rector of St. Luke^s Chyrch, Chel- 
sea, Mass,, and Curresponding Member of the Maine Historical So- 
ciety. With a Preface by Right Rev. George Buhgess, D, D,, Bishop 
of ibe Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Maine. Bos- 
too: Ide &. Button. 1853, 8vo, pp. 366: 

Notwithstanding ibe lengtli of ihe title-page, extracted in full, above, one will not 
be Tcry likdy io receive an adequate impression of the reiil coBienis of the pigtn 
vbich follow it. When we heBr or read of Frontur alfoirs, disconnected wiih dues, 
the mind is at once carried to ihe confines of ihe Great Lakes in one direcLiun, or to 
the northern shores of Memph rem agog in another. Know then, reader, that when 
Jiicob Bailey was laboring as a missionary among ibe froniler lumbermen of Maine, 
his field was near the very sea eoa»i, and that it extended over the period immedi- 
aiply preceding the Eevotution, and during a considerable portion of the latter 
tlorniy era. 

Title:** in many respects, are on import am appendages, but not so to books- And we 
do not ibmk Mr. Barilett has made a fortunate choice of one fur his work. It is 
mainly made up «f the Diary or Journal of ."^Ir. Bailey, an Episcopal minister, whom 
ibe Patriots of ihe Revuiutioo obliged to leave the couniry, ns he could not conscicn- 
liously remain neuiraL Mr, Bailey was born in Rowley, Ms,, in 1731, and was son 
of David and Mary (Hodj^kins,) grandson of Naihaniel and Sarah (Clark,) gr.-gr. -son 

of John and Mary (Mighilj) and^son of James and Lyda ( } Bailey, of 

that ancient town. 

Mr- Bailey was a graduate of 11. C. 1755. Several of his cla5!.mates were after- 
wards dtstin^uished men ; among them were John Adams, Pre.sident of the U. States* 
and John Went worth, Governor of New Hampshire, He was Recior of St* Luke's 
Pari&h^ Annapolt!!, N. S,, from 1783 to his deaih, which occurred 26 July, 1808, at 
Ihe age of 76. His wife was Sally, ft^utlh daughter of Dr. John Weeks, of Hampton, 
N. H,, V bom he married in Aug. 1762, She died at Annapolis Royal, 22 Mar. 1818, 
m, 70, He left at his death six children. His oldest son, Chirles rercy, was a Cap- 
tain 10 the Duke of Kent's Regiment, and was killed at the battle of Cbippe way, U. tj., 
wihe war of 1812. 

This work is one of uncommon interest, and Mr. Barileit has performed his office 
of historical and biographical Editor, with a true love of his subject, and in an able 
and Mrholarbke manner ; and we venture to affirm, that no one would, from Ihe title 
of the wofk, form the least conception of its intensely interesting character. No 
chapter in the history of Mnins will hereafter be read wiih greater avidity than ihat 
which this will make in the hands of a skilful historian of that great State. The 
engravings with which Mr. Bartlen's book vi embellisbedj are appropriate, and add 
very much to its value. 

Glastonhurif for Two Hundred Years ; A Centennial Diseourset Ma^ 
ISeA, A, D, 1853. With an Appendix^ containing Historical and Sta- 
iistical Papers of inter est. By Rev. Alonzo B. Chapin^ D* D., Rector 
of St. Luke's Church, South Glastonbury, A:c. &c. Hartford r 1853. 
8vo, pp. 252. 

It is a source of great gratification to those engaged in the humble, and we may 
»ay rhanklesft burliness ufcdleciing the past recnrtk of our country, and treasuring 
ihem up for those who may come after them, that they may be enabled to trace Irttly 
by iheir light the steps by which their domain has advanced to its importance— it is 
1 source of gratification, we repeat, to those thus engaged, to witness new laborers in 
IJlbia eiieQ<«ive field, and they are ready to hail with delight the appearance of the 
firaits uf 5ucb labor. 

On opening Dr. Chapin's book, the first thing which meets the eye of the rtader, is 
an •' Indiiifi Map of Glastonbury." Nothing could be a higher recommendaiion toils 
merits, and we wi&h every Local History had a like recommendation. The Author 
haf treated his subject under a classified arrangement ^ so thai " The Town, 
Lands, its People and their Occupations,'^ have each received a due share of att 
lioD. About one hundred pages of the work is occupied with the Afpendix^ coal^ 


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ing maiter of ihe very first importnnce — an *^ Original Survri^ of Kavbuc^ reith seme 
Gvntohgimt Acntunt of the Favtides ponemng tht Farms ** This latlcr porlion of the 
work will iiffver lo&e iis imponance, so long as ihere are inhabiiams possessing intel- 
ligence in Gloiilonbury* 

Dr. Chtipin ha5 evidently paid considerable attention to ihc lanpuape of the Abo- 
rigines, and has given df finuions uf many names of piacea jti and aboai Glastonbury* 
All such auetnp(5 shoytct be encouraged, and cnticisiDS upon iliem should aid rather 
than disparage every elYori of the kind. 

Aimals of the Massachusetts Ckariiahh Mcchmiic Assaciation, Compiled 
by Joseph T. Buckingham. Boston : 1853. 8vo, pp, 432. 

When n piece of Mechanism is produced by professed Mechanics, we are led to 
expect sumeihing cxcclkni m their line; somewhat above ordinary fabrics, by ordi* 
nary operatives. The Mtchank Aisociation hns had an existence uf half a centory, 
and anions^ ihose composing its members, Prmters, Book- binders, and iho&c in some 
way immediately connected wuh the lypographic art, have always held a conspicuous 
place. Hence, when tbfy should pnbhsh a History of their doinps, every t>nf wouid 
very naturally be led to expect something a little above the common stamp. The 
work before ns is from the presus of Messrs- Crocker ^ Brewster, and it is altogether 
a beantitui specimen of a biK>k of the year 1S53. To say anyihmg in respect to the 
manner in which Mr. Buckingham has performed his labur, won Id be more lb an 
aoperflaous, lo whomsoever his works are known — and ihej should be, if they are 
not, known wherever bmjks circulate. 

The preparation of ilicj-c ** Annals^' could not have been enlnisied to belterhandi. 
Mr. Buckttkijham hns an excellent talent for bkJgraphical writing, and well may 
every individual member of ihe Aiisociaiioo exclaim, 

'* After my death I wi*.li no other herald, 
No oUier speaker of my li^mg^ acliunj, 
To ln''e|> iiiititt hrwior firom mrrupiioii, 
But tuch Bii hoacsl cbrouicttfiT " 

Artd, perhaps it may be saii'^ that if on institution is worth being kept in existencfj 
It should have a history at the mature age of fjfiy years ^ at leasts this is our opinion. 
There are in the volume good steel engravings of Paul Revere, Bt^njamin RusseU, 
and the Author. We wish there had been one tif Jonas Qhickering; and while wc 
are wixhing, we might as well wish there had been nn Index to the work- Bnt wc 
do not coniptaif!, for we have got much more than we had any riglit to expect. Some 
of tjor readers will he .norry to learn that the work is not for sfl/f— that barely enough 
were printed (lOnO copies) to supply the immediate wants of iht* institution. The 
oftlceri^ for lbj3 were Jonas Cu[Cj^£atNG| Prtsitknt ; Frepkrick W. Lincoln, Jun., 
Vtu Prtutitnt i OsMTN Bfti;w^Tf:ii, Trtaiurtr ; FfiLHERicic H. Stesifsok, Secrttary. 

An Address in Commemoration of ihe Two Hundredth Anniversary of ihe 
Incorporation of Lan raster^ Massachusetts, By Jostpn Willaxd. 
With ao Appetidix* Boston : 1853. 8vo, pp. 230. 

Mr. Willard has had a goocl deal of experience as a writer, is a good scholar, well 
imbued with a love of historical and antiqaarian matieri* j and though not Dged, he 
has been a good while engaged in these researche-i. As long ago as the year 16ii6, 
he gave to the Public a History of Lancaster, which was one of the very best local 
histories that had appeared. In 1829 he delivered ** An Address ttt fhe Members of 
the Bar of IVorcattr C9unti/y which emhotlied a great Bmouni of valuable informa- 
tion respecting ihe le^l afetirn of th^t County. That, hke the present '* Address," 
wa*? quite exien>ive; contatnmg Mi pages. 

Few towns in the Common wcnkh uf MassachusetUt or even in New England, 
aflbnl so fmitfui a tield for tfie indnsliious annaiisl, as Lancaster; and tliere is no 
man, at lea>l none known to us^ so welt cjualified in every respect to du us annals 
justice, as the Author of the above •* Addrei'S." It is true, speaking for ourself only, 
that we should have been glad if the Author had ihouglit proper to have confined 
himself a little more to the town of Lancaster iiself than he has done, instead of going 
so much at length into mmters somewhat foreign to its history; but this very coorsc 
may be the most agreeable one to the people of Lancaster, and if sn, their gratifi- 
cation waa of course lo be regarded beiore that of foretgnersi or those who have 

1854.] Notices of PuhUcatipns. 93 

DO special connection with tfant town. The doings at the Celebration are pretty folly 
girea in the Appendix. The speeches upon the occasion, are, many of them, lively, 
able, and of stTj general interest. We haye not space to enamerate their Authors. 

History of Candia : once knoum as Charmingfare ; with Notices of some 
of the early Families, By F. B. Eaton. Manchester, N. H. : 1852. 
8vo, pp. 152. 

We are presented here with a very handsomely executed pamphlet, little inferior in 
mechanical execution to similar productions of a metropolitan press ; while the lit- 
erary portion of the work is equally creditable to its Author. Candia is compara- 
tirely a modern town, its settlemeat dating back not above one hundred ana ten 
yeard, and its incorporation not above ninety years. It was ** the north-westerly part 
of the town of Chester," in the Province of New Hampshire, and on its incorporation 
it received the name of Candia. 

Among the families of which Mr. Eaton gives some account, are those of Andmon^ 
BiOMf BrowHj Burpee, Bnswellf Carr, Cass, Clark, Colby, Dearborn, Dudley, Duncan^ 
Dusten, Eaton, Emerson, Fitts, Foster, Hall, Ilili, Hubbard, Lane, Mar tint McCluref 
Moore, Palmer, Patten, Bone, Bobie, Sargent, Smth. 

The work is interspersed with several very handsome plates, and a neat map of the 
town, on which the inhabitants are located. 

Secular and Ecclesiastical History of the Town of Worthington^ from 
its first settlement to the present time, Albany, N. Y. : 1853. 8vo, 
pp. 72. 

The town of Worthington is in the State of Massachusetts, though from the title 
above extracted, one would not feel quite sure that it is not in New York, or some 
other State. 

Though there is no name as Author in the title-page, the work is believed to be by 
a young gentleman, an under-graduate of Yale College, Mi. James C. Rice. The 
ecclesiastical part (consisting of 24 pages^ is by the Rev. J. H. Bisbee. Both parts 
are very creditable to their respective Authors. 

The town was called Worthingion in honor of Col. Worlhington, of Springfield, a 
large proprietor of its lands. It was settled about 1762, chiefly by people from Con- 
necticut. Mr. Rice gives their names, and points out the places where they settled. 
This will be a matter of great importance for the enquirer after localities in the year 
1953 or 2000. Some account of Col. Worthington would have been an interesting 
addition to the history of the town that received its name from him. No doubt the 
Author will be called upon in a few years to publish a new edition of his work. If 
he should be, he will find much to add, probably; yet it is all, and even more now 
than any one has a right to expect. 

The Early History of the Medical Profession in the County of Norfolk^ 
Mass, — An Address delivered before the Norfolk District Medical 
Society^ at its Annual Meetings May 10, 1853. By Ebenezer Alden, 
M. D., President of the Society. Published by request of the Society. 
From the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. Boston : 1853. 8vo, 
pp. 48. 

The name of Dr. Alden is fully and sufficiently a guarantee for the performance of 
anything he may undertake. He does not leave things half done. The pamphlet 
before as is a finished work, and were we able to incorporate it entire into our pages, 
there is no doubt but that by such transfer our readers would be much gratified. Our 
field, however, is the unpublished records of New England, or mainly so. It is pretty 
well understood, we thmk, that the Publishing Committee of the New £ng. Hist. 
Gen. Register decl^pe publishing anything already in print, except by way of illus- 
tration of manuscripts. 

The Reader of Dr. Alden's tract will find a great amount of biographical matter in 
it, and much that is entirely new. The Author has had excellent opportunities to 
gain information, and no one knows better how to improve such opportunities. We 
tan only avoid doing injustice to his work, by referring the reader to it, instead of 
attempting an analysis of it, or any part of it. 

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Address df liver ed at the Consecration of Rock HiU Cemetery^ in Foxhor^ 
oughy Mass,, Tuesda]f^ October 4/ A, 1853. By Rev. Samuel Wolcott, 
of Providence, R. 1. Providence : 1853, 8vo. pp. 22. 

This"Addresa" is replete with profound refleciions upon man's eanbly cnrcer; 
fjlowingly embellished wiih the mnst apt and happy qtiouuons from the sacred wri- 
tinfTS, and the works of the learned and wise of past a^es. 

Mr. Wolcott seems to be pecalmdy' fitted for a Discourse upon such on occasion. 
Foxboro' is probably quite wanting in printed mntenala for its history^ but here is 
one which the future hi5tonfl.n of that lown^ at whatever time be may appar. mu&t 
not overlook. He will find in it far more than he may be led lo expect, judging from 
similar productiuns. 

Remarks on a ^* Reprint of the Original Letters from Washington to 
Joseph Rerd^ during the American Revolution^ referred to in the Fam* 
phlets of Lord Mahon and Mr. Sparks.'*^ By Jaeed Spares. Boston : 
Little, Brown dt Co. 1853. 8vo, pp. 43. 

It must be annoying indeed to a c^enileman of Mr. Sptirk^'s habits and fee1in|r5» to 
be compelled to it^sue one tract after another lo defend himself against attack? upon 
his literary iniegriiy. We had occasion lo notice one of these defences in a former 
volume, and wh&t ue said on that occa^sion js perfectly applicable to this. It ):$ truly 
wonderful to see how well Mr. Sparkf's labors^ the objetn of these aiiacks, stand the 
test of the severest scrutiny. It »s fortunate^ in one respect, that his assailants showed 
themselves in Mr. Sparks^s lifeiime; in that he can put ihem at re^t at oare. Had 
ihcy wailed until he was gone, it might have been a luiif lime before they would bavt 
been exposed— though exposed tbey eveDiually would be. 



[Copied from a Boston Newspaper of 1741, by FaEnEtic Kiddie.] 

These are to notify the proprietors of Salem Canada Township That 
they assemble together at Mrs P rails house in Salem on the 10th (3 ay of 
Dec*" next at ten o^'clock in the forenoon to pass upon the accounts of 
Raising the Meetinghouse and other accounts that may (hen be laid before 

Also to appoint a Committee to finish the Meeltnghouso Also to con- 
sider and act what may be proper in regard to having the word of God 
preached to the Inhabitants living on the township^ Also to see if the pro- 
prietors will do anything further in clearing roads, and whereas Mr John 
Cram was one of the first settlers in the Township and met with Great 
losses in his creatures, to consider of making him some allowances to him 
on 8** accovmts And whereas as many of the proprietors have neg- 
lected to pay in their tax already Voted & published whereby the set* 
tlement of the town is greatly retarded and other proprietors much dam- 
aged, tliese are to give notice that on the 1 0th day of Dec^ next in the 
afternoon there will be a public Vendue at Mrs Pratts house in Salem the 
following houselots with their aAcr divisions viz I, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15, 
17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 29, 35, 39, 40, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 60, 61, 62. 

Dan^ Epes Jr Proprlelora Clerk, 

Salem Octo 28 1741 


Marriages and Deaths. 



Jackso?!, Dr. John B. S, lo Emily J. dan. 
of Wm. T. AndrcwSi Esq, all q{ Boston. 
lit Dorcbestefi 6 Oct. by Rtv. Mr. Hunt- 

pATTiE. Wnn. S., M, D„ lo Mary Emily, 

1 youngest dau, of Wm, G. AppleCon, 
K.*q . at Quincy, 12 Oct.^ by Rev. Dr. 
CmtK, Miss Sarah /. (Grace Greenwoofl) 
wiu married on Monday evening, at 6 
o'clock, in the village church udjoinmg 
bcr parenf s re^iidence at New Bngbton. 
I Beaver Co.^ Pa,, to Mr, Lean<ier K 
W Ltppincoti, of Pbiladelphia^ 22 Oct. 1853. 


AtXTir. Job, Mattapoisett, 15 Nqy.i ae. 68. 

AtAiJT, Rev. Seth, in Westboro*, 13 Nov., 
fte. 50- be was o^ciatin;^ in the Uni- 
tarian Church, and while reading the 
first! hymn in the afternoon service, ** he 
fell and expired instantly." It is re- 
• markabte, that the Rev. Saronel Ripley, 
the m mister who preceded Mr. Aldcn 
ftt Lincoln, died instantly also, from an 
effect loo of the heart. 

Ille^h, Hon. Dan, in Persia^ 15 Sepl.» ae. 
73; a native of Mendon. 
^ Aiiaa^W9, C:ileb, Boston, 12 Sept., ae. 56. 

■ Ajigmw, Henry, Athens, Ga., 26 Oct., ae, 
H 106 J & native of Pa., entered the revo- 
H lationary army in N, Carolina, and 
H served with Count Pulaski at the siege 
B of Savannah. 

I AiiQo, Francis Dominique^ Parts, Franret 
H 1 Ocr ae. 07 yrs, 7 mo, Thtjs has 

H^ passed away the distinftiished Astrono- 

^^^ iner. He was born at Esiagel, in the 
^^^h south of France, and near the Spanish 
^^F frontier, 26 Feb. 1786. 
^^^^IMSTSD, Robert, Montgomery Co., Ten.t 
I 2 Sept., in hrs 91th year ; be was in the 

I navy in the Eevuluiif^nary war^ which 

H he entered as a sailor at the age of 16. 

■ A^fuwALL, Mrs. Mary^ Uoiiy, Me , 22 

Nov., ae. 91 ; a native of Cjinioii^ Ms. 

^_ ATBKjtTOSj Hon. Charles Gordon, at Man- 

chc5Ler, N, H., 15 Nov,, ae. 49. He 

was born at Amhersr, July 4th, 1804, 

irrad. H. C. 1S23. He was son of Hon. 

Chartes Hnmphrcy Atherton, recently 

-deceased. ^See vol. vii. p. 19.5] He 

^ffftd law wuh his father; admitred to 

ribe bar in 1825, opened a law oSice in 

' Kasnua, then Dunstable. After filling 

tm port ant offices in the state legislature, 

he was elected Rep. to Congress in 

1837, '39, and '41 j to the Senate 1843- 

'4!l ; a?:ftin in ^52. He married Ann 
Barnard Clnrk, a very accomplished 
lady, dan* of Hu^h tiamilton Clark. 
He left a large estate, valued, it is ^aid, 
at near 9300,(}00. His disease was pa- 

AYKftj Hon. Samuel H., Manchester, N. 
H,, 4 Oct,, ae. abotit 31; son of Dr. 
Samiiei Aver ; born in Portland, Me., 
and bad resided in Portland and East- 
port, Me-, ^rad. B.C. 183y j read law 
with Gen* Pterce, begun to practise in 
Hillsboro\ 1811; had been Speaker of 
the House of Representatives of N. H, j 
removed to Manchester in 185 !» where 
he died. 

Baker, Mrs. Anne E., Dedham, 30 Oct., 
ae. 64 1-2 yrs. 

BakcHj Mrs* Betsy H.. Beverly, 6 Oct. j 
wife of John L Baker, E-q. 

Bjill4rd, Maj. Bland, Shelby Co., Ky., 5 
Sept., ae. 93. 

Barlow^ Sally, Lee, 18 Oct., ae. 82. 

Baahes, Miss Experience, Southampton^ 
2 Oct., ae. 90. 

Barrett, Mrd, Mary, New Ipswich, 16 
Dec.f ae. 78 ; widow of the late Joseph 
Barrett, Esq., and sisterof the late Sam- 
uel Appleton, Esq., of Boston. 

Barry, Mr* John, Haverhillt Oct., ae. 76. 

Bartlett, Hon. Icbabod, Portsmouth. N. 
H., 18 Oct., ae. 67 ; one of the greatest 
lawyers in N* England. Among his 
great cotemporaries at the bar, were 
Smith, Webster, Mason, Woodbury, 
Bell, and Fletcher. He grad. D. C. 
1803; speaker of the legislature of his 
native State; representative in Con* 
gress for three successive terms, at the 
expiration of which, he declined a re- 
election. He attracted great attention 
in that body, and from him the arro* 
gance of Henry Clay received a rebuke 
which was never forgotten by the proud 
Kentuckian, and by which he prorited in 
alter life* Had Mr. BartleU been am- 
bitious of fame, he might easily have 
obtained it, politically, or in the field of 
literature. He was never married. 

OIT'Among the many notices we have 
seen of the demise of Mr* Bartlett, none 
of them mention that be had a faihcr 
or mother! 

Bates, Barnabas, Boston, Oct. — . The 
earnest and indefatigable laborer in be- 
half of the people for bringing about the 
present cheap rates of postage ; a most 
remarkable instance of the immense 
labor required to accomplish what every- 
body dtsired ; so true is it that govern- 
ment, which in sotne respects produces 
the greatest goodj is in others the greatest 


Mania f^es and Deaths. 


evil ; exerting its power to keep in 
abeyance ihini^s which ihe entire com 
munit^ impemiivcly and immediately 

3tLL, William, Prestofj, N. S., 5 Nov,, ae. 
92 ; fl native of Bf>ston. 

BcifiAsit^, D.iniel, Washington, Wnrien 
Co., N, J.. Dec, ae. 93. 

BiNTLEVf Eldret!, Ellington^ Chatnuque 
Co.. N. Y., 26 Oct., io his 98tli yearj a 
native of Newpori, R, I, 

BtArsDETj., Rev, Wm., Tuftonboro*, N.H., 
23 Ocr , ne. 71. 

Blakc, Cfipt. Increase, Wrcntham, 5 Oct., 
in his 7lih yr. 

BLAffon*ED, Capi. Beia, Cumberland, Me. j 
2 Nov. ae. 8^. 

Bl!ss, Deac, Solomon, Fairlcc, Vt, Oct., 
ae. Sir 

BoHONON, Mflj. Ananiah, Chelsea, Vt., 7 
Sept., ae. BH ; an own eoasin to the laie 
Paniel Websier, and a man pijssessjns 
strong mental powers. Ue was a sol- 
dier of the RcvoliHjon ; entered ihe 
army when he was only 15. 

BooTMBY, Mrs* Anna, Saco, Me*, 2 Oct., 
ae. 86 ; wife of Richard B. 

BiAnBURY, Ctiarles, Boston, 11 July, ae. 

BtiDLRY, E*ra» W, Spnn§;lieH, 1 1 Nov., 
ae. 77 ; a native of Connecticut j grad. 
of Y. C, IbOO. 

Bbooks^ Mrs. Mary, Salem, 11 Oct., ne. 
81 ] widow of ihe' late Mr. Loke Brooks. 

Bi;ccMAH, MfH. Rachel, Stoneham, 17 
Sept., ae. in. 

Bai,xLcr, Mm. PnseinaLoihrop,Ply month, 
30 Oct*, ae. 79; relict of the late John 
Btilkiey, Esa*of N.York, 

BcRGEs, Hon, Tristaro^ one of the roo^i 
diNtinguished men of Rhode Island^ died 
Oct. 13lh, at the good old ago of 84. 
He was a remarkable example of a self- 
made man* 11 j^ chtldhood and yonih 
were passed in the trying times o( the 
Revolution, and he never went to school 
a day till he wus fifteen years old^ and 
was only twelve weeks at school up lo 
the age of tweniy-one. His sister taught 
bim to read, and hi.^ father gave him a 
little instruction m writinp^and arithme- 
tic. Bui by his own industry and ener- 
gy, and under the impulse of his own 
high aspirations for knowledge, he cvcni- 
Dally, self-inught, became a good schol- 
ar, a practiced wrtter, and a a eloquent 
orator. Though late in life, he lilted 
himself and entered Brown University* 
where he look a high rank and grad- 
uated With distinction. He was some- 
time afterward:^ elected to ihe Professor- 
ship of Oratory and Belles Lclires in the 
same University, a post which be filled 
wuh great abitity and success. 

Mr, Barges was finally sent to Con* 
gtts&, where be serred with much dis- 

tinction for many years. He was said 
to be the only man who ever ma*^e the 
eccentric John Randolph quail in debate. 
Mr* Randolph at one lime in some dis- 
cussion made a sarcastic nnd dispara- 
*^ing aimck upcm New Englniul and her 
representatives, and especially uf*on Mr, 
Burges, Whereupon ihc *♦ Bald Ea- 
gle,'' (a name by which Mr. Borges 
was then familiarly knownt) arose, and 
retorted upm the proud Virginia a with 
such wiihcring and overwhelming 
power, thai he not only silenced him in 
ihe debnie, but fnirly drove hjm from 
the House. — [Newspaper. 
BtTTLEn, Benjamin, New Bedford, 12 Oct., 

ae* 91 y* 8 mo. 
CAnrENTxa, Miss Hannah, AtilcboroV 19 

Aug., ae. 103. 
CoATMAn, Mrs. Eunice Wilder. Tuftonbor- 
ou-b, N. H., 11 Stfpi, ac. 82; wife of 
Dr. Jededvah C. 
Cheiiey, Mr, John, Concord, N. H., Oct., 

ae. 91. 
CiircKiiiiKo, Jonas, Esq.» Boston, 8 Dec, 
in the .57111 year of his age. He was 
jietzed wiih an apopleciic fit at ihc houLse 
of a friend, aboiii 11 o'clock m Ihe evca* 
ing, and being immediately earned to 
his own residence in Boylstou Street, 
died very soon after his arrival there. 
In the death of Mr. Chickermg the City 
has met wiih as great a kk^'sas hns hap- 
pened to ii in the death of any ind)vidual 
ior many years* His kind and unas- 
suming manners are known to every one 
who made his ncquoiniance. His funeral 
W3S prob.ibty the largest which has ever 
been m Boston* 

Mr* C bickering descended from an 
ancient and highly respectable family 
long resident in the Couniy of Norfolk, 
England. In the time of H^-nry VHI, 
Thomas Chickering, of Wymoniiham, 
in that couniy, deceased, leavm2 a wid- 
ow Clare, and three children, the eldest 
of whom, Stephen, became of Wirkle- 
wood, a village adjoining that of Wy- 
mondham, where he died in 1576. By 
his wife, Anne, he bad five sons and two 

Henry» the eldest, removed to Rings- 
field, in the Co. of Sulfolk, and died in 
11527, leaving five sons and two daugh- 
ters. ' 

Henry, the eldest son, was of Wren- 
tharo, and, together wiih his^ brother 
Francis, and his nephew Nathaniel, em- 
igrated to this country about ihe year 
1635, and setiled at Dedham, where he 
held important oflices, and was repre- 
sentative to the General Court for sev- 
eral years. He died m 1671, and his 
only son, Doct. John Chickering, of 
Charlestown, became heir lo his large 
estate* From this John, descended 


Marriages and Deaths. 


throogh six generations, the sabject of 
oar memoir. [From Researches of H. 
G. Somerby, Esq., in England. 
Cbilos, Brer. Brig. Gen. Thomas, Tampa 
Bay, Fla., 8 Oct., of yellow ferer (in 
the line, Maj. 1st reg. of Artillery) one 
of the most distingaished officers in the 
army of the U. States. 
Clapp, Mrs. Elizabeth W, Q., Portland, 21 
Nov., in her 90th year j widow of the 
late Hon. Asa Clapp. 
Cl^p, Mr. Oliver, Mansfield, 19 Sept., ae. 

82 1-2 yra. 

Claru, Mrs. Martha, Middletown, Tt., 29 

Oct., ae. 51 : widow of the late Horace 


Clamk, Mr. Latham, Fall River, 12 Nov., 

ae. 78. 

Claix, Mr. John, St. John, N. B., 30 Nov , 
in his 94th year. He was born in R. I 
31 May, 1760, and went with the loyal 
ists to N. B. in 1783. He held the 
office of Clerk of Trinity Church for 
near 5U years, and died as he had 
always lived, respected and beloved; 
leaving a numerous posterity, chiefly of 
St. John. 
CoPFiir, Capt. BarsilUa, Nantucket, 28 

Oct., ae. 75 3-4. 
CoPFijr,Mr8. Mary N., Newburyport, Nov.. 

ae. 85. 
Coox, Mr. Geo. F., Cincinnati, O., ae. 44 ; 

formerly of Boston. 
CtLATTB, Hon. Saml. Chandler, Craftsbory, 
Vt., 19 Nov., ae. about 83 ; a grad. of 
H. C. 1790 ; of whose class the venera- 
ble and respected Hon. Josiah Quincy 
only remains. His life was chiefly 
spent in public services ; having been a 
member of both houses of Congress, 
Governor of Vermont, dec. 
Caoss, Mr. Benj., Newburyport, Sept., ae. 

Daveitpoit, Mrs. Mary, Milton, 20 Nov., 
in her 85th yr., widow of the late Isaac 
Davenport, and dau. of Mr. Samuel 
May, of Boston. 
Datis, Thomas Kemper, Esq., Boston. 13 
Oct., in the 46th year of his age ; grad. 
H. C. 1827 ; commenced the study of 
the law in the office of the late Hon 
I>aniel Webster; was admitted to the 
Bar in 1830. He died at the house of 
his father, Isaac P. Davis, Esq. 
DicKxasoir, Hon. Mahlon, Morris Co., N 
J., 5 Oct., ae. "over 80 j" long one of 
the most distinguished men of New 
Jersey ; in 1815 he was Governor of the 
State ; in 1817, U. States Senator ; Sec 
retary of the Navy in Pres. Jackson's 
time. His descent is from an early 
New England family. [See vol. v. 
332]. Mr. Dickerson'was an early 
member of the N. £. H. Gen. Soc. He 
resided at a place called Sncasanny. 
Dixony Tkonat Henry, of Boston; died 

in Paris, France, 26 Sept., aged 33. 
He was born in Amsterdam, Holland, 
Sept. 4., 1820, and was the second son 
of the late Thomas Dixon, of Boston, K. 
L , K. N. L., (vide N. E. H. G. Regis- 
tef for 1850, p. 100,} and Mary B. Ho- 
mer, his wife. 

His first christian name was that 
borne by his father, an Englishman by 
birth, and grandfather Thomas Dickson, 
afterwards Dixon, a Scotchman. His 
middle name was that of his gieat 
grandfather, Henry Dickson, a Scotch- 

Mr. Dixon was a gentleman living 
upon his income, I and unmarried, and 
had been about a year in Europe on a 
tour of pleasure, when suddenly taken 
ill in Paris. He died of congestion of 
the brain. His remains, embalmed, 
were brought home and interred in the 
Homer Tomb, King's Chapel Burial 

DsAxt, Mr. William, W. Dedham, 21 Oct., 
ae. 51. 

Eaton, Mrs. Rachel, Charlestown, 11 
Nov., ae. 72 ; widow of the late Benj. 

Emsksoit, Mrs. Roth, Boston, 16 Nov., ae. 
84 ; widow of the late Rev. Wm. Em- 
erson of the First Church. 

EMMOifs, Mrs. Abigail M., Anbumdale,24 
Oci., ae, 91 ; widow of the late Dr. Na- 
thaniel £. of Franklin. 

Ewer, Charles, Esq., Portsmouth, N. H., 
14 Nov., ae. 63. He was son of Capt. 
Silas and Mary (Armstrong) Ewer, and 
was born in Boston. Mr. Ewer was the 
first President of the N. E. H. Gen. 
Society, established in Boston, in the 
early part of the year 1845 ; to which 
office he was elected, as being one of the 
first who had agitated the question of 
the practicability of such an institution. 
In early life he served an apprenticeship 
at the dry goods business, but subse- 
quently was in the employment of 
Thomas & Andrews, extensive book- 
sellers of their time. He was next 
established in the book business, in 
Portsmouth, but being unsuccessful 
there, returned to Boston. Here he re- 
sided permanently until within about two 
years. In 1828, he was associated with 
Mr. Timothy Bedlington in the publish- 
ing business. This connection was not 
of long continuance. Among the works 
published by them, was Mitford's His- 
tory of Greece, in eight volumes, octavo, 
one of the best executed works of that 
day. This was published by subscrip- 
tion. Mr. Ewer had previously issued 
NeaVs History of the Puritans in the 
same way; having himself procured 
most of the Subscribers for the work. 
Mr. Ewer t^bomf^Yii mu^\k ol V^xi^^Cm 


Marriages and Deaths. 


origrnalor or projector of works ; aod 
the building of Avon Place was com- 
meneeil by bim^ and ihe immetise im- 
prove merits at Lbe Sou lb Cove were 
earnesily urg^ed by him as advftniaj?eoUii 
and feasible, and he always believ^td thai 
Ihe City, and ihose who had so mucb in- 
creased their wealth by that specula- 
riorit were indebied to his foresight for 
their success. In 1847 he procured 
several written testimonials respecting 
his early agency in thai enterprise. 

Mt. Ewer was never married, He 
leaves two sisters and a brother lo 
mourn their loss. And there are mi- 
mcrous oiberst who^ while tbey lament 
his depanurc, take sincere pleasure in 
bearing testimony to hisitrm andinflei* 
ible integrity J and to his many virtues. 
His remains were brought here for in- 
terment, and rest in the Granary Bury* 

FiuscE, Mr. Barnabas, Plymouth, 24 
Ang., ae. 89. 

FaANCis, Mrs, Elizabeth. Boston. 24 Jone, 
ae. about 75 ; wife of Ebenezer Francis. 
Esq., eldest dau. of the laie Israel Thorn- 
dike, Esq. 

F»oTHis£<iHAM, Miss Mary, Newburyport, 
30 Nov., ae.88. 

Gjffoed, Mr8. Koby, New Bedford, 21 
Oct.. in her 95th year, 

GiFfOf.B, Mr. Jonathan, Westport, 17 Nov.» 
ae. 92. 

GfLCERT, Jeremiah, Guildfordi 15 May, 
ae 96. 

Goodhue, Mr. Ebcncxerj Hancock, N. H,, 
Nov., ae, 99. 

GoREj H!r, Paul, Jamaica Plain, 6 Sept., 
ae. Sr> yrs 8 mo. 

GRt£NLEAF, Mfs. Mury, Newbury port, 23 
Nov., ae. 84. 

GaEBNi.EAr, Hon. Simon, Cambridge^ 5 
Oct., ae. 70 years, wjiniing: one month. 
He waa born in Newbury port, 5 Dec. 
1763 ; read law and settled in Mi inc. 
In 1806 he married Miss Hannah King- 
man, of Bridge water, Ms. He became 
» a resident of Cambridge in 1S34. Bow- 
doin Collej^e gave him the honorary de- 
gree of M. A. in 1817, and Harvard 
that of LL. D. in 1834 ; and in the iat< 
ier year he soccceded Prof. Ashmun as 
Royal Professor of Law in H. C. and 
on the death of Jud^e Story he look the 
chair of the Dane Professorship, which 
he resigned in 1848. 

^Amts, John A,, New York, VJ Sept.. in 
his 94th year J a Eevolutionary Pal- 

Harris, Wdltam C, Esq,, Portsmouth, N. 
H., Nov., ae 67 \ adislingoished scbcwd, 
master; a capacity in which he labored 
between thirty and forty years. He was 
a naiive of Portsmomh, son of Abel 
iinrriSj Esq., merchant. 

Haywaed, Joseph, Boston. 1 May, ae. 65; fl 
son of the late Lemuel H., M, D,, ^nd ■ 
formerly an Alderman of the city. 

EIendrrso.h, Francis, Esq., Newport, R.I,, 
ae. 83, 

Henderson, Mrs. Mary^ Salem; 25 Sepl.^ 
ae. PO J widow of Capi, Benjamin H. 

Hi.'^snAw, Andre w» Esq., Clark Co., A!a., 
19 Nov,, ne. 7U ; brother of the lattt 
Hon. David H , and native of Leicester, 

Hogo, Mr. David E, Maine, Broome Co,, 
N. Y., 5 Nov., ae. 85 ; a native of Scot- 
land, and last surviving brother of 
James, the *^ Eilrick Shepherd.*' He was 
for manv years in the employment of 
Sir Walter Scott. 

HoLDEW, Mr. Asa, New York, 3 Aug.. ae. 
92, He was born m Sudbury, 10 May, 
1762; was a soldier of lbe lie volution ; 
in the battle of Hhode Island, at White 
Plains, and at King's Bridge when 
Andre was capturedj and was present at 
his eiecuiion. He was interred at 

Hou.EY. Mr. Horace, St, Cbarlci; Parish, 
La., 6 Aug., ae. 35 ; only son of the late 
Rev. Horace Hoi ley. 

HopiUNs, Mr. Joseph, Souih Reading, 19 
Sept., ae. 91 yrs- 10 tbo. and 10 days; 
a soldier of the Revolution, and last of 
those in that lowti. He was son of 
Dcac. Ebenezer Hopkins, (or Hopkin- 
son, as the name ap|ienrs originally to 
have been) who died in the same town 
in 179fij at the age of 73. Deac. H.was 
a native of Bradford, now Groveland. 

HvDK, Blrs. Henrietta M., Thomasum, 
Me., 3d Aug., ae- 42 ; wife of Rev. Geo, 
C. Hyde, dau, of the late Judge Ebene- 
zer Thatcher, and gr. dau. of Geo. 
Knox, of the Revolution. 

JoaEs, Mrs. Sarah, Med ford, 30 Oct., ae. 
8d; widow of the late Jonas Jones. 

Jot, Capi. Reuben, Nanmcket, 7 Nov., 
ae. 84 yrs. 10 mo. 

Keivdall, Mrs. Abipail, Mobile, 27 Sept., 
ae. 60 ; mother of G. W. Kendall, of the 
N. Orleans Picayune. 

KiKDALL, Rev. David, Augusta, Oneida 
Co., N. Y,, 19 Feb., ae. &5 ; a native of 
Athol, Ms., H. C. 1794 ; ord. Hubbards- 
ton, 1802, removed to Augusta 1509. 

Kemdrick, Dr. Adin, Pouliney, Vt,. in his 
73d year; a just man, and greatly he- 
loved til life^ and deeply lamented in his 
death. He was for nearly 30 years a 
resident c»f Poultney. 

KiMonicr, Mr. Stephen, Nashua, 4 Oct., 
ae. 63. 

Kekrick, Miss RQlb.Charlestown.3 Not., 
ae- 31 1-2, da. of Mrs. Mirtha S. K. 

Kidder, Miss 'Abigail, New Ipswich, 7 
Dec, ae. 87, 

Kidder, Mr, Benjamin,Edgariowt»,5 Nov,, 
ae. 84 yrs. 1 1 mo. 

1864.] Marriages 

KiDocR, Mrs. Hepsey, Cambridge, 21 Oct., 
ae. 83 ; widow of Isaiah Kidder, Esq , 
formerly of New Ipswich. She was 
born io Shrewsbury, and was daoghier 
of Mr. Jonas Jones, who was the 5th in 
descent from John Jones, who settled in 
Concord in 1650. 

KixGSBURT, Capt. James, at St. Loais, 
Mo., 25 Jane, 1853 ; a native of Frank- 
lin, Ct., b. Sept. 28, 1801. He was the 
fifth in descent from Dea. Joseph Ein^- 
bury, b. about 1656^ m. Apr 2, 1679, 
Love Ayers, and emigrated from Haver- 
hill, Mass., with his sons Joseph and 
Nathaniel, and daaghters Mary, Eliza- 
beth and Susanna, to Norwich, Ct., now 
Franklin, about 1708, where he died, 
1741. He was the eldest sun of the late 
Gen. Jacob Kingsbury, whose military 
iservice covered a period of more than 
forty years. 

His ancestor, Dea. Joseph Kingsburv. 
was prob son of Henry K., of Ipswich. 
Bowley and Haverhill, b. abt. 1615, d. 
at U. 1 Oct., 1687, whose wife Susannah 
d. at the same place, 21 Feb. 1678. 
Henry was prob. son of Henry who 
came to N.,£. in the Talbot, (one of 
Winihrop's fleet) in 1630, and who, with 
his wife Margaret, early joined Rev. 
Mr. Wilson's church. 

The subject of this notice grad. at 
West Point in 1823 ; and was for many 
years attached to the Commissary De- 
partment of the Army. At one period 
while in the service as a Lieut., he sus- 
tained the same relation to General, 
then Colonel Taylor, as he (T.) had 
formerly done to the father of Capt. 

At the capture of Black Hawk, in the 
spring of 1833, he commanded the 
steamer Warrior, and it was chiefly 
owing to his military skill and judicious 
management, that the enemy were made 
prisoners, and the war ended. Some 
years since he withdrew from the ser- 
vice, and retired to private life j and, as 
a citizen, was much respected, a. w. 

EiLBOuRicc, Miss Deborah, Newburyport, 
20 Oct., ae. 86. 

KiKG, Hon. James G., of New York, at 
his residence at Highwood, N. J., 4 
Oct , ae. about 62 ; of the well known 
banking house of James G. King dc 
Son ; be was son of the late Hon. Rufus 
King, and bro. of Charles K., Fres. of 
Columbia College. He was a grad. 

LcLA.iD, Hon. Sherman, Kozbury, 19 
Nov., ae. 70 ; Judge of Probate of the 
County of Norfolk. He was an Hon- 
orary Member of the N. Eng. H. Gen. 
Soc. and had recently published a gen- 
ealogy of the Leland Family, in a large 
octavo volame. 

and Deaths. 


LivsKMORE, lion. Arthur, Holdemess, N. 
H., 1 July, ae. 87. 

Locke, Hon. Joseph, Lowell, 10 Nov., ae. 
81 yrs. and 7 months; he was many 
years Judge of the Police Court of that 
city. [See Book of the Lockes, by J. 
G. Locke, Esq.] 

LoTHROP, Mrs. Alary, W. Springfield, 22 
Nov., ae. 71 ; widow of the late Hon. 
Samuel Lothrop. 

Low, Selh, Esq., Brooklyn, N. Y., 19 
June, ae. 71 yrs. 10 mos. ; long an emi- 
nent merchant of N. York. He was 
born in Gloucester, Ms., 19 Mar. 1782. 

Ltjidb, Mrs. Hannah, Melrose, 12 Oct., 
ae. 76. 

Martin, Mr. Samuel, Orwell, P. L, 12 
May, ae. 107 ; he came to Prince Ed- 
ward\s Islands from the Isle of Sky, 
some fifty years aj^o. 

Mathcwson, Hon. Elisha, Scituate, R. I., 
14 Oct., in his 87ih year. He had 
served much in public life ; U. S. Sena- 
tor in 1807, &c. 

Meios, Vincent Trowbridge, Washington, 
D. C., 8 Oct., son of Capt. Montgomery 
Meigs, U. S. Engineers. 

Mercer, Col. Hugh, Fredericksburgh, Va., 
in the 78ih year of his age ; " the only 
survivor of the immediate descendants 
of the illustrious Mercer, of the Revolu- 
tion," [Phila. N. American, 2 Dec. 

Merrill, Hon. James C, Boston, 5 Oct., 
ae. 69 ; recently Judge of the Police 
Court, which office he had filled many 
years with ability, and satisfaction to 
the public. He was son of Rev. Gyles 
Merrill, several years minister of the 
North Parish Church of Haverhill ; 
known as a learned and faithful pastor. 
Judge M, grad. H. C. 1807. He re- 
signed his office of Judge in 1852, as 
his health had become too much im- 
paired to allow him to discharge its du- 
ties acceptably to himself. He was an 
erudite scholar, especially in the Greek 
language, and duly appreciated anti- 
quarian matters. He hailed the estab- 
lishment of the Hist. Genealogical So. 
cieiy with pleasure, and became one of 
its early members. 

Merriam, Mrs. Abigail, Charlestown, 9 
Nov., ae. 85 yrs. and 1 mo. ; widow of 
the late Lot Merriam. 

MiDOLRTON, Mr. Arthur, Naples, 9 June; 
well and favorably known to Americans 
visiting that city. He grad. H. C. 
18 H; married the Countess Benivo- 
glio of Rome, whom he led with two 
children. He was gr. son of the Signer 
of the Dec. of Indep. of the same name. 

Morrill, Mr. Peter, Limerick, Me., 27 
Aug., ae. 88. 

Morris. Lewis Lee, Esq., Morris, Otsego 
Co., N. Y., Auk., ae. 75; son of the 
late Gen. Jacob M., and grandson of 


Marriages and Deaths, 


Lewis Piforris, a signer of the Declara- 
liuu of Indepcodeoce. 

MoftsE, MrSn Elizabeih, Sharon, Nov., ae. 
74 ; widow of the late Blr. Luther 
Morse » 

Muitiiot, Mr. Naihan, Newport , R. I., 
July, ae. 99 yra. 1 1 mo, 21 days ; mem* 
ber of ihe Sodety of Frif nds. He had 
7 chddren, 77 gr* child. ^ 140 gr . gmnd- 
ch. and 52 of the next generauotj. 

NasoKp Mrs. Lydia, Kennebunk^ Me., 7 
Oct., wife of Cflpt. Noah N. 

Nazro, Mr, Job a, Boston^ 5 Nov,, ae. 75. 

NoftTow, Prof Atidrews, ai Newporl, R. 
L, 18 Sepl,j ae, fu ; soa of Samuel N., 
of Hirigham, who tn. Jnne, dau. of Jo- 
seph Acidrews. He was descended from 
Rev. John N., of Hingham, who was 
nephew of Rev. Juhn of Ipswich and 
BoNtun. A pedigree of ihis family i* 
extant from •* Le Sigtif de Nnruile, who 
canae into England with Wdliam Ihe 
Conqueror, and was his Constable.'* 
Professor Norton was distinguished for 
his great Juerary altaiDoicnts, and harf 
fit led the place of Prof, of Sacred Litera- 
ture in Harvard College for many 

NoYCs, Dr, Josiah, Clinton, N. Y., 1 Nov. 
He WAS a DQtive of N. H^ grad D. C 
J 601, and was a classmnte of Daniel 
Webster, Amotig his last labors hr 
prepared remini.scences of Mr WebMer^ 
at the requefit of the bterary executors 
of the great SlaiesniBn, 

O^BonNE, Jacob, Northampton, 10 Nov,, 
ae, y:^ ; a revoluiionary pensioner* 

OsKOBN, Mrs. Pni^cilJa, Fairfield, Cl., f> 
Sept., ae. 64 ; wife of Wm. O. of New 
Yfirki and da. of the late Johtt Jeoks of 

Palmer, Rlrs Marj? Caldwell, Boston, 2fi 
Juty, ae 61 -, widaw of Simeon Palmer 

P4»co, Mr. Reuben, E. Windsor, Ct., 
Oct,^ ae. 94- a soldier of the Revolu 

fi4SK. Mr, Abtier, Bland ford ^ 16 Dec, 
1849, ae. 92 yr^, 1 mo. 7 days. 

PtAsu, Hon. Lorrain T., Hartford, Ct., 28 
April, 1848, ae, 60 yrs. 11 days. 

FfRirjN*, Mrs. Elizabeth, E. Boston, 24 
Sept., ae. 99 yrs. 5 mo. a |>ensioner of 
the Revolution, She hnd possession of 
her faculties to the last, 

pBRJUNs, Copt. Erastus, Norwich^ 16 Oct 
ae. 101 years and 10 mos. He descended 
from Jabez, who, with his brother Jo 
seph, came from Ipswich, Ma., in 1C95, 
and purchased 600 acres of land Jur 
£70, loco ted in that part of Norwich 
now Lisbon, near ihe junction of iht" 
Quinebaug and Shelucket Rivers, He 
m. 3U June. 1698, Hannah Lathrop, ond 
had 6 children, Copt. Jabez Perkins 
was accepted an inhabitant in 170 1, and 
d. 15 Jan. 1741^. His eldest son, Ja 

bez,a b. 3 June, U99, m, 11 May. 1725, 
Rebecca Leonard, and had 8 children. 
Thetr 24 son, Jabei,* b. 30 June, 1728, 
m, 6 Apr, 1751, Anne Lathrop, and bad 
6 children, the eldest of whom was 
Erastu.'i,* the subject of this notice^ who 
was b. 17 Feb, 1752, the year iVeir StfU 
was introduced. He entered the revo- 
lutionary army at the beginning of the 
war. He was a true patnoi, and ai 
every presidential election, from the 
time of Washington to that of Geu* 
Taylor, he was present and deposited 
his vole. 

He m, Isl, 29 Apr. 1777, Anne Glover, 
and had t<*n children, only two of whooi 
survive him. He m, 2d, in 1809, Wid. 
Mary Hubbard j and 3d, m 1826, Wid. 
Lucy Avery, 

An extract from his Will^ signed by 
him on the 17th day of Sept,, A, D, 
1S53, when he was apparenily in Ibe 
perfect enjoyment of his mental facul- 
ties : — 

'*! give and bequeath to Ernst us 
Perkins Pooler, greai'grandson of my 
son Jabez Perkins deceased, 6 fly dollars 
to be paid by my executos%'' 

Peters, Mrs. Susannah, Alslead, N. H,, 
U Aug., ae. 100 yrs. 8 mo-, Mr. Jonathan, Canandaigna, N. 
Y., June, 1S53, ae. 72 ; one of the ear- 
liest settlers of thai place. He went 
from Ma:<sachusctis, 

PiERCK, Mr, Ignatius, Plymouth, 24 Aug., 
ae. t\B yfs, 5 months, 

PiBRsojf, Abiel L., M. D.» Salem* 6 May, 
ne, 5S ; one of those who perished in 
the Railroad disaster at Norwalk, Ct, 
He grad. H, C, IS 12, was very eminent 
in his profession, a gentleman of great 
intelligence and profound scientific 
atlainmeuis- His father wras Samuel 
P. Esq , of Biddeford, Me. Dr. Pierson 
settled in Salem in 1819. 

PjfRso«. Mrs. Sarah H., Biddeford, Me.» 
12 Oct., Bc. IS; widow of Samuel 
Pierson, Esq., and mother of the talc 
Dr, Abiel L. P,ofSatem. 

Pike, Mrs. Dolly T, (widow) Topsfield, 
Dec, Be. 96. 

PiLLSDURY, Mrs. Sarah, Winchendon, 1 
Sept., ae, 77; widow of Rev. Levi 

Pjllsbuhv, Mrs. Lydia, Newborrportt 7 
Nov, ae. 77; widow of Cnpt, John 

pRE?«, Or, N. S„ at the residence of 
his son-in4aw, (Rev. J. Bfinvord) West 
Cambridge, 5 Nov, ne, 67 yrs. 3 mo, 

PiKSTON, Dr. Amariah, Lexmpton, 29 
Oct., ae. 95 yrs, 9 mo. ; a s*j]dier of (he 
Revolu I if «n, 

Paince, Capt. John, Cumberland^ Me, 16 
Nov,, ae, 70; many years shipmaster 
out of Portland. 


Marriagitr find Deaths. 


PoLsiPKi, Mrs. Mary, Newbaryport, te. 
44 ; wife of Mr. £. B. Palsifer. 

Pushes, Mrs. Jane, Antigonish, N. S., 5 
May, ae. 105; relict of Nathan Pushee; 
trumpet Major of Gen. Washington^ 
Staff in the Revolation. She was Tery 
skilful in medical practice among her 
sex, and was greatly beloved by all 
classes, especially the poor, some of 
whom she had travelled many miles to 
relieve in their sickness, opon snow, 
shoes. She was a native of Ireland. 
Her descendants nambered 147 at her 
death. Her eldest son by her first hus- 
band, is above 80 years old. 

PoTjtAif, Hon. Samael, of Boston, Somer- 
ville, 3 July, ae. 85. He was bom at 
Danvers, 13 April, 1786, son of Gideon 
P. Putnam ; commenced the practice of 
law in Salem, about 1790; became 
judge of the Supreme Court in 1814, 
apon the death of Chief Justice Sewall. 

QciiccT, Mrs. Elizabeth, Boston, 12 Nov., 
ae. 76 ; widow of the late Edmund 

Besd, Mrs. Bethiah, Taunton, 23 Oct., ae. 
86 ; widow of Mr. Oliver Reed. 

Reed, Samuel, Wendell, Sept., ae. 93 ; a 
soldier of the Revolution. 

Rice, Mr. Henry Gardner, Boston, 26 
Mar., ae. 69; son of Dr. Tilly R. of 
Brookfield, where he was born 18 Feb., 
1784 ; H. C. 1802. 

Rirs, Mrs. Martha, Barre, 24 Aug., ae. 
93 ; wife of Lamard Rice. 

Richards, Benjamin, Esq., Randolph, 23 
Nov., ae. 75 ; a distinguished citizen. 

RirsARDsoif, Capt. Rurus, Stoueham, 6 
Nov., ae. 78. 

RiKsa, Mr. James, N. York, 19 Sept., in 
his 93d year ; a soldier of the Revolu- 

RoBBijfs, Mrs. Ann Coffin, Boston, 18 
Aug., relict of the late Dr. E. H. Rob. 

RoBsasoir, Mrs. Mary, Boston, at the resi- 
dence of her son-in-law Maj. Oilman 
Page, 25 Nov., 87 yrs. and 4 mo. 

HoBiHsox, Mrs. Susannah, Oakham, 20 
Oct., in her 91st year. 

RTDim, Mr. Thos. P., in the Insane Hos- 
pital, South Boston, 21 Nov. 1852, ae. 
47. H C. 1828. Son of Thos. R. of 
Hallowell, Me. ; had been a C'*n»»aMe 
of Boston. 

SAaiiDBBs, Mrs. Jane, Chappequiddick, 14 
Aug., 100 yrs. 3 mo. ; a woman ol color, 
and native of that island. 

Saujvders, Mrs. Martha, Fitzwilliam, N 

Mr. E. S. and da. 

H., 29 Oct., ae. 90 1-2 yrs.; widow of 
a. of E. Siickney of 
Tewksbnry, Ms. 
Sawyer, Nathaniel, Esq., Cincinnati, 0.. 
3 Oct., ae. 69. He was the youngest 
son of Deac Moses Sawyer, of Salis- 
bury, N. H. Mr. S. was much inter- 

.'lested. in Antiquarian and Genealogical 
purs^'s,.^nd wasa Corresponding Mem- 
ber uf/ih^JJ. E. H. G. Society. He 
grad. D. Ct 1806 : read law with Judge 
Green, of Gebpg£9,.and Judge Stone, at 
Salem ; begutl pr^ictice in Newburyport ; 
in 1809 removed -Id Boston, whicn he 
leA for the West in 181?: 

Satlbs, Francis Willard,'rsq!,^j6f Boston, 
6 May, ae. 29 ; a victim of ine l^ortvalk 
raiload disaster ; H. C. 1844 ;•> mer/ 
chant of the firm of Sales, Merriaml(^ 

Sharp, Rev. Daniel, Boston, 23 June, ae. 

Sbaw, Mr. Napthali, Bradford, Vt., ae. 

Sbolss, John Philip, Boston, 30 Oct., ae. 

Slade, Capt. Henry, Westport, 27 Nov., 
ae. 78. 

Smith, Mrs. Caroline, Holmes Hole, 28 
Sept., ae. 95; widow of the late Mr. 
John Smith. 

SroxBSFiBLD, Mr. John, Rumney, N. H., 
6 Nov., ae. 97 yrs. 5 mo. 4 das. ; the 
next day, his wife Betsey died, ae. 82 
yrs. and 10 days ; both were buried in 
one grave. 

Spraoub, Hon. Phineas, Boston, 17 July, 
ae. 73; son of the late Seth Sprague, 
Esq., of Duxbury. 

STABB,'Mr. Jonah,'Fredonia,N.Y.,18Mar., 
ae. 90 ; a native of Danbury, Ct., but 
had resided in Chautaque Co. 30 yrs. 

Stearns, Mrs. Mary, Medford, 15 June, 
ae. 82. 

Stearns. Mr. Charles, E. Middleton, Ct., 
'of consumption) 15 July, ae. 22 yrs. 
) mo ; son of Hon. Edwin Stearns. 

Stevens, Clark, E. Monipelier, Vt., 20 
Nov., in his 90th yr. ; a noted preacher 
of the Society of Friends. 

Stone, Mrs. Sophanisby, Barre, 2 Nov., 
ae. 85. 

Stuart, Mr. Daniel, Detroit, Mich., Oct., 
ae. 86. He visited the mouth of the 
Columbia River in 1810, in the inr 
company of J. J. Astor. 

Swain, Mrs. Rebecca, Nantucket, 27 Oct., 
ae. 90 yrs. 2 mo. 5 days ; widow of Mr. 
James Swain. 

Swan, Mrs. Elisabeth, Maiden, 1 Sept.. 
ae. 96. 

Taber, Francis, N. Bedford, 31 Aug., 
ae. 81. 

Tallmadob, Gen. James, N. York, sud* 
denly at the Metropolitan Hotel, of 
apolexy, Oct., ae. about 75. He was 
a gentleman of note, and high respecta- 
bility ; had been a member of Congress, 
Chancellor of the University of N. 
York, President of the American Insti- 
tute, &c., fee. 

Tarbbll, Sampson, Esq., Cambridge, 
Nov., ae, 73. 


TiLDEN, Hon, Joseph, Boslan^ 28 Jijly.>^? 
74, Up was ihe successor ^^^ '^Lrk 
BooU, Esq., as Superin leu deift &(• Man- 
ufactures, at Lowell; jiii(l*V^ i^e death 
of the I ale Dr. EoviitUc^v^'he became 
Actoary of ihe M^W* iTospiial Lite In- 
utirance Coitjpany., /• 

Ti?<KER, Mc. Ne*jemiah, Rochester, N. Y,, 
2 Septr*-a^. 7^* and his wife Mnriha, ac, 
74.- - Tftfjr" were bunetl in Ihe same 
• ^raVcph* Sunday, the 4th, The parents 
•^ tcjf ^h. T, boLh died in Wt>nbiDgion» Us., 
,*, ^n the same order, their ages diflerinnr 
I * only io inonibs, and were buried in one 
grave, 35 years ago, on the fin»t Sab- 
bath m September. 

TiNKHAM, Mrs. J, S„ Middleboro'. 2 Sept,, 
ae. 32 j wife of Mr. Lorenzo Tinkham. 

TowME, Jacob, Esq , Buxford, 17 Sept.^ae. 
73 ; formerly of Salem. 

Teasx, Mr. George, Newton U. Falls, 
Nov. J ae. 26. 

TjtowHRtDdE, BIr. Jonaa, Ashby, 2 SepL, 
ae, SO. 

TiToy, Deac. Elijah, W. Haven, Vi » 8 
Sepi.^ a soldier of the Revolution, He 
lived with bis wife i>7 years. 

Tpitw£tt, Mr, Walter, South Maiden, at the 
residence of his son, Nov,, ac. 78 j a 
native of Rochesier. 

TukSfER, Mrs , E. Brid^ewater, 10 Nov., 
a**. 79 ; widuw of the late Mr. Zabe T, 

Tyler, John, Esq , Boston, 5 June, ae. 73 
yrs. 7 TT30S. i!8 days ; a well known 
Auctioneer and Commission merchant. 
John Steele Tyler, his father, tn. Sarah, 
dao. of Wdliam Whjhvcll, and was soo 
of Royall, who m. Mary, dau. of Juhn 
Steel J grindion of WiUiam, wlto m. 
Sarah, dau. of Joseph Royal ; and 
great grandson of Thomas, who came 
from Budleigh, in Devonshire, and m, 
Minam, dau. of Pilgrim Stmpkins, of 
Boston , 

Vrron, Capt. Benjamin, Salem, 4 Nov., 
ae. 67- 

Vah SwEABi.<TGfi!f> Eleanof^ Odumbus, O.^ 

Marriages qnd Deaths. 

*bury, 2 Dec; wife of Hon. Samuel H. 

Walley, and dau. of Hon. L C. Baie?^ 

of Northampton. 
Wahd, Mr. Jabez, Athol, 18 Sept., ae. 86; 

the oldest inhabitant of (he town. 
Ward, Bliss Martha .Ann, Bostfm, 2 Nov., 

ae. 42 ; dau. ol T. \\\ Ward, Esq.; a 

lady of great benevolence. 
Wellikoton, Mr, Benj. 0., E. Leiingtoo, 

10 Nov., ae. 75. 
Weston, Ezra, Esq., Doxburv, 6 Sept., 

1652, ae. 43 j son of Ezra W. of Dui- 

bury; H. C. 1829; once Marshal of 

Wbeatow, Deac. Peter H., Sef konk^ Oct., 

ae. 86. 
WuERi* cK, Mr. Thomas, Winchester, N. 

H., 91, 
W111PP1.E, Mr. Augustus Warren, 4 Sept., 

1852} scalded, in the disaster of the 

Steamboat Reindeer, at Saugertics^ N. 

Y.; H. C. 18 i^. 
WmriNB, Mrs. Catharine, New Bedford| 

Nov., ae. 85. 
WntTi.**©, Lieut. Henry M,, al Fori Brown, 

Texas, 8 Oct. 
WuiT5itv, Mrs. Abigail, Boston, 21 Sept., 

ae. 75, rehct of the late Capt. Silas 

WatTKEY, Mr. Otis, Campion, N. H., 

July, ae. 85. 
Whiiwellj Mr. John Sprng^ue.Colle^ Hill, 

Ciiicmnaii. 0., 30 Jan., ae. 57 ; H. C. 

1815 ; a Prof, of Laiigunfres. 
WiLBHH, Mr, Nathan, of Little Cottipton, 

at Fall River, from some substance in 

his throat, taken in while at dinner, 

WtiDER, Samuel Lorke, Dorchester, 5 

Oct , ae. 10 yrs. J son of Hon. Matshall 

P. Wilder. 
WiLnF.R, Miss Fanny, Leominster, June, 

1653; twin sisier of Miss Fanny M. 

Wilder, the vwalist. 
Wtu.ET, Cbarles, Nottiogbam, N. IL, 23 

Jan., ae. 107; a soldier of the Revolu- 

Capt. Van S. of the Revolutionary 

Wales, Thomas Beal, Esq., Boston, 15 

June, ae. 77 ; son of Dr. Ephraim 

Wales, of Randolph, (H. C. 1768); he 

was a successful merchant, and highly 

Waucer, Deac. James, Bckhertown, 7 

Nov., in his 9fiih year. 
Wallev, Mrs. Mehetable Sumner, Rox- 

house of his son-in-law, Hon. Jamea 

Duncan, of Haverhill, 1 Oct., ae, b8. 
WiLsoH, 2^1 r. David, Dearborn Co,, Ind., 

Au^., ae. 107 yrs. 2 mo. 10 days j a 

soldier of I he Revolution. He had had 

5 wives and 47 children . 
Wooi>, Mrs. Blary, riltsficld, 8 Oct.* ae. 

WooDiVAiTJ, Mr. Daniel, Huhbardston, 19 

Sept., ae. 93. 

n mny not be generally known that one of the daughters of Patrick Henry is still 
llvinsr in the person of Mrs. D. S. Winston, widow of G, D. Winston of Vir^iinia, 
who now resides in Athens, Ga. *' Old Time " has silvered the Utcks of this matron, 
and her eventful life is drawing lo a close. But her faculties are unimpaired, aod 
she has recently communicated to the presi a corrrciion of some erroneous stale 
menu which appeared in Wirt's life of her father.— ^Vea-jpoper, 4 Oct. 1853. 




2t> March, in her 9tHh year; widow of Willis, Benjamin, Esq,, ofBo-^ion, at Ihe 



1854.] Miscellanoous Items. 103 

To THE Editor of the Hegister : 

Sir : Your correspondent A. H., of Ipswich, asks on p. 800, for some 
information regarding Robert Hale, son of Rev. John of Beverly, and 
father of Col. Robert, of the same town. 

He graduated H. C. 1686 ; became a minister of the Gospel ; supplied 
his father^s pulpit when he was in Canada in 1690 ; and preached for a 
short time in Preston, Connecticut, then just settled. His health was del- 
icate, however, as appears from a letter dated Nov. 22, 1693, which is 
still extant, which he wrote there. Before 1697 he returned to Beverly. 
In 1700 he married Eliz. Clarke. He was master of the Beverly school 
in 1700 ; lived in that town as a physician ; and held there a commission 
as magistrate, till he died in 1719. 

I believe his father, and he, and his son, always spelt the name of his 
mother, Byley. In the Antiquarian Society's collection are many letters 
to and from the agent of her English property, Bennett Swayne, who 
spells it thus, wherever he alludes to it. 

Respectfully yours, 


Worcester^ Mass.^ Nov. 18, 1853. 


Post-Office, New York, Feb. 3, 1755. — It being found very incon- 
yenient to persons concerned in trade, that the Post from New York to 
New England has heretofore set out but once a fortnight, during the win- 
ter season ; the stages are now altered, by order of the Postmasters Gen- 
eral, and the New England Post is henceforth to go once a week the year 
round ; whereby correspondence may be carried on, and answers ch- 
ained to letters between New York and Boston, in two weeks, which 
used in the winter, to require four weeks ; and between Philadelphia and 
Boston, in three weeks, which used to require six weeks. But to obtain 
this good end, it is necessary, on account of the badness of the ways and 
weather, in winter, to despatch the Post some hours sooner from New 
York. Notice is therefore hereby given, that he begins his weekly stage 
on Monday next, being the 10th instant, and will be despatched precisely 
at 9 o'clock in the morning, on that day, and every Monday following. 

Alexander Colden, Post-Master. 

New York Mercury, 3 Feb. 1755. 

Vermont. — A table of the last census shows us where the inhabitants 
of the different States were born. It is curious to see how migratory a 
people we are. Vermont shows herself a regular hive. She not only 
has mainly stocked her own towns, but has been constantly sending off 
swarms to other States. Of the 314,120 persons residing in the State 
when the census was taken, 280,966 were American born, and of these 
232,086 were bom in the State. But besides these, there were in other 
States nearly 146,000 persons bom in Vermont, she having received from 
them not quite 49,000, of whom 34,668 came from New Hampshire and 
Massachusetts. About 29,000 bora in Vermont have gone to those two 
States. Most of the rest have gone to New York, Ohio, Michigan and 
Wisconsin. Not many have gone into the Southern part of the Union. — 
Boston Journal^ 1853. 


Payments for the Reghter^ %'c, [Jan, 1854. 

GcNTLEMEjr elecl<*d members of ibe Society since ihe (ssiie of ihe October Nambfr 
of ihe ilc^ister: — Henry Clark, W. Poulmey^ Vt. j Timoiby Bigelow, Samuel A. 
Green, Lmher Fnrnham, Lloyd Glover, Chades H. Peaslee and John R. Kimball, of 
Bojiion ; Hcory Harrod, Norwich, En^land^ Corresponding j the oiber» liesidect. 

Donations to the Library of ihe Society have been received fr^ra Joseph Willard, 
Cbas. H. Peaiike, A. B. Okott, Fraocia Bnnley, A. B. Chapin, L. M. Boh wood. J. 
L.Stbley.WilhamWhiiing, S. A.Green, Edward Everett, C. t\ Adams, Ehcnr. A Idea, 
Henry Clark, W, H. Montague, Wm. S. Bartlett, T, B. Law rence, E, Barnard, 
Saml. Wolcott. Lnther Farnham, Jonathan Fearsotii A. B. Bache, M. A. Stickney, 
J» B. Bright, I. ?. DavU* 

Faymenls have been received for the Register from the foUonring iodiTldaals, since 
the issue of the October Nomber : — 

Andiwer—S. Farrar* Amhentt N. ff — Perly Dodge. 

Bifiion—}, A, Vinton, Nathl. Whilingr, G. S. Hi Hard, E. Everett, Thomas Kelly, 
G. F. Gmld, E. Eoynton, A. Miidge^ J. O, Chandler. D. Sears, L, M. Surgent, F. 
Brinley, Litile &c Brown. Stephen Child, David Barnard, J. W. Plimpton, G. Q. 
Thomitike, Mass. Char, Mechan. Assoc. Beffast, Me — R. B. Allen. Brighton— 
F. A. Whitney. 

Carliih, Pa—E, Wenlworth. Cltfttland^ O,— P. Thacher. Charkitomn^ N, H. 
— Horace HalL 

Gadsd<n, S. C.—F. Bulkeley. Grotan—C. Butler. Graveland^A, Poore. Glom- 
cmer—T. S. Lancaster. 

Lawrences. R, Rollins. Lynn— A. RhodeSi W. Bassen, A, S. Moore, R, G. 
Usher. E> Brown, E. W. Mudge. 

Mamhester, N. li.—l. Tenney. Middhtowm, Ct.—N, Starr. 

Nashua, N. H^—B. B. Whitiemore. New Ltmdm, CL—N. Perkins. JV, Yartiunah 
—J. W, Gookin. JV, York— 3, H. Tyng, J. Dearborn, S. Brooks. Newburjfp^i- 
C. Whipple. Northampton^^. Judd, 

Orringtofi Me. — A, D. At wood. 

Philadelphia, Pa.—T. A. Packard. Fridntt, Ill^A. Drake. Portland^ Me.—W. 
Willis, S. Fessenden, T. A. Deblms. H. K. Hmkley, Portland Alhenapom. 

Eulfmd, Vt.—Q. R. Williams. EoKotj 0.— H. 0. Sheldon. 

Scarborough, Me. — J. B. Thornton. 

IVareham—S. Shaw. Worcittcr-S, Jennison. Washingtonf N^ H—I>. H* San- 


Payments for ihe Register for 1854: — 

Bolton— R. S. E'ies. Soj^ow— Boston Library, B. H, Dixon. T L.Turner, C. Low- 
ell, J. M. Bradbury. Boscaiven—W , templG. I>rookline—\V , B. Towne. Burlingtim, 
K J—S. W. Butler. 

ChiraffOt fH.-S. C. Clarke, Ctittelandj O.— W. A. Otis. 

£ast Mtddkhor^'-Z. Eddy, 

Gouvtmeur, N. F.— H. D. Smith. Great FaHs, N.R.—MsirlL Noble. Onm- 
Umd^J. Spafford. 

Hampton^ iV. /f. — Jos. Dow. Hartford. Ct. — N. Goodwin. 

Lytm — Jos. I^loulton. Lower JVaterfordy Vi. — A. B. Carpenter* 

Middlehmn, a.— E. Stearns. Middhbur^j Ff.— P. BattelL 

Or/«d«j, JV^ K.— L. CTainc. 

Satem-^l. A. Stickncy. Schentetady^ JVl F. — J. Pearson. Sandusky ^ 0\ — E. 

Tfifland, CV— L R. Flynt. 

Waitham—J. B. Bright, IF. Roxhttry^h* 3L Harria. 


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^P. 377, Art. Welch, /. 4, r. Blansficld, Ct.— Same Art. L 14, r. Coon. Med, Soc. 




APRIL, 1854 



lP^p»rtn( for the Register hy Geo. W. H. StramsR.] 

iKrur^f! Sr^tffKii, Governor of Massachusetts, was born uii 

^ 'quiUjt of Suffolk, now Norfolk/ on the.2rth.of| 

His portrait, the engraving of which precedes] 

iken in the robes worn by the Justices of the S. J, f 

UdiU :ib*-»nt 1792. In the year 17'» - he was choser\ 

iriiur, it wns retoucliedj and the hair 1 and pnwJpred 

It. ; 

f 'n^ f-^ther, in which his birtli tu(>k 1 ' 

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the fatal termination of his cpmpbint, and declt^fiHl hts in* 
^int lo make a wilK After tlr^- i>, .,!•.- -^ } - ptrrehased 
f i'^nd land formerly owned 1 . vrhirh 

tite, and lived ili 

h'''-', .;■:-.■:: i>:iJtlett street, is 11''''-'. ^' ■^- ',■."' ,, u.i." ;v'>s 

Bradford. Opposite to it lies the estate of lourteea acres (m the 
centre of the city of Roxbury) which his fatlier-in4aw, Mr. 
Hyslop, purchased for him, and in cultivating whieh, after he had 
ploughed down the breastworks erected in the time of the war, 
and made it an open field, he took great pleasure. This estate 
was recovered of his heirs by Joseph Dudley, as tenant in tail, a 
few years after his death, when Mrs, Sumner removed to Boston, 
His ancestor, William Sumner^ it is said, came from Burcester 
in Oxfordshire, England, and settled in Dorchester, Mass., about 
the year 1635, from which time until his deatiihe held, various 
public offices. 


Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner, 


The father of the subject of this sketch, whose name he bore, 
was a yeoman, %vho by his industry subdued his paternal acres, and 
left considerable property. Never was there a man better calcula- 
ted for the sturdy labors of a yeoman. He was of colossal size, 
and equal strength of muscle, which was kept in tone by regu- 
larity and good habits. He shrunk from no labor, however ardu- 
ous or fatiguing it might seem to others* Instances of the won- 
der ful feats of strength performed by him were related after his 
death by his cotemporanes in his native place and the vicinity. 
He married Sarah, daughter of Robert Sharp of Brookline, on the 
28lh of October, 1736. He was chosen one of the Selectmen of 
Roxbury in 1753, and again in 1756, and was a man highly re- 
spected. He died much lamented on the 2Sth of November, 1774, 
having had eight children ; four of whom, Sarah Davis, Elizabeth 
Gushing, Increase Sumner, and Lucy Bowman, left descendants. 

The first rudiments of learning wer« taught the subject of this 
notice by the late Judge William Gushing of the Sup. Judicial 
Gourt of the U. S., who was preceptor of the public Grammar 
School in Roxbury; in 1752, Under such a master, and his suc- 
cessors in this distinguished school, (one of whom was General 
Joseph Warren, a native of the town,) the pupil made such prog- 
ress as induced the friends of the family to solicit the father*s 
permission that his son might continue his studies at Harvard 
University. To gain this point was no easy task. The hardy 
yeoman considered that happiness and success in life were more 
certainly found in agricultural, than in any other pursuits ; but he 
yielded at len:gth to the repeated entreaties of his son, and to those 
friends who indulged ardent hopes of the youth^s future eminence 
if he could obtain a classical education. All obstacles being sur- 
mounted, he entered Gollege in 1763, and his reputation, while 
there, justified the predictions of his friends ; for he graduated 
with a distinguished part in the Gommencement exercises of 1767. 
On leaving College, he took charge of the school at Roxbury, at 
which he had received his pre|mratory education for admission to 
the University^ and continued in this situation for two years, 
during which time his name stood as a student in the office of 
Samuel Quincy, an eminent barrister and Solicitor General of the 
Province, who fled witli the refugees at the evacuation of Bostoti, 
and was afterwards appointed by the Grown, Solicitor General of 
the island of St. Kitts.* This gentleman w^as the brother of 
Josiah (iuincy, who, taking the opposite side in politics, dis- 

^ He applied to John Adams for adnaission lo tiis afiice. But| says Mr. A6a,m9 
mdctwurdB, in a lelier lo Gov. Sumner's son, " Hanng at ihat lime three clerkii, and 
the orders of the court pruhibtiing any barnsler lo eutertain more than that nuo^ber 
at any one time^ I was compelled^ much against my incUDation, lo refuj^e him. U 
was a sensible moru&cattun to me, not otily because my mother and his mother were 
listers* daughters, but because I knew the young gentleman was a promismg genius, 
and a studious and virtuous youlh/' 





Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner* 


tinguished himself as a patriot, statesman and orator, aiid fell a 
victim to his arduous exertions in the cause of freedom before 
the commencement of the Revolution. 

In 1770 Sumner was admitted to the Bar, and opened his office 

in Roxbury, in the house in which his mother coiuioued to reside 

imtil her death. The people found him intelligent and worthy 

I of con6dencej and his business in the profession soon became im- 

f portant and lucrative. 

The following letter to Roland Cnshingj Esq,, shows the senti- 
ments which Mr. Sumner, although educated in the otfice of a 
Tory, entertained at this early period of his life, upon the then 
existing state of affairs : 

"Boston, November 24th, 1772. 
Dear Sm, — 
L We have nothing new here, but the affair of the piracy, the 
r Iwuticulars of which the CoL will be able to inform you. 

The late appointment from home has revived old disputes, and 
caused frequent town meetings, ike effect of which is a full and 
explicit declaration of our rights ^ natural as well as politiraL 
Roxbury has not pursued the measures taken by the town of 
Boston, but has instructed its Representative to use his influence 
I to obtain an act of the General Assembly, by which the Judges 
' may have fixed, established salaries, adequate to those appointed 
from home. 

I have heard some folks much applauded for their judicious 
address to a certain great man on the same subject. » I could wish 
a little more of the time of a gentleman of your leisure, abilities 
and independency, was taken up in asserting and maintaining the 
rights of Britoos and free-born Englishmen, If it was, sir, it would 
L not be time misspent ; for the mxin who, with his pen, his fortune J 
rand abilities, exerts himself to support that constitution which" 

is so happily calculated for the good of society, and for the prcser- 
1 vation of which our venerable forefathers submitted to the most 
iTigorons hardships, must necessarily feel tliat divine satisfaction, 
which ever accompanies true, loyal, undaunted patriotism: while 
on the other hand the man who, regardless of public happiness, is 
ready to fall in with base measures, and to sacrifice conscience, 
honor, and his country, merely for the sake of his own advance- 
ment, must, (if not wretchedly hardened,) feel a torture, the intense- 
Lliesa of which nothing in this world besides can equal. But 
'pardon me, sir, if I caution you against running into extremes, 
which have so much hurt some of our politicians. They, like gen- 
tlemen of our own profession, when they take up on either side, ■ 
have extended their principles too far, and very often to the pre^ I 
Ljadice of the cause tliey mean to espouse. The Whigs haven't 
Plluck at anything, however rasli and unwarrantable, to accomplish 
their designs. The Tories, under a pretence of supporting ordet I 

femotr of 

rovem&r Increase Sumner. 

aiid good government, on the other hand^ have advanced the most 
palpable absurdities: so that the character of a high Whig, or 
high Tory, by the most judicious, is thought to be equally des- 
picable. * In medio tutissimus ibis^* is the motto I have long 
since adopted, and a close adherence to which appears to me to 
be likely to carry a man through life in peace and quietness. 
I am, sir, your friend^ and 

Very obedient, humble servant, 
To Mr. Koland Cushing, Attorney, > Increase Sumner Jr. 

at Pownalborough." > 

The following extract of a letter, dated Boston, 10th of June, 
1773, and addressed to his brother-in-law Charles Gushing, Esq., 
Sheriff of the Coiuity^of Lincoln, who then resided at Pownsd- 
borough, on the Kennebec River, contains a relation of some in- 
teresting historical facts, and shows the pqlitical sentiments he 
continued to entertain : 

'*The Governor's [Hutchinson] letters lately received are the 
chief subject of conversation, though it is said now they are not so 
infamous as at first was given out. The history of that matter, as I 
have it second-hand, is this: The Governor, after he had finished 
the second volume of his History of Massachusetts Bay, sent 
several sets to Mr. Jackson, who was then agent, to be distributed 
to such gentlemen as he saw fit. Among the rest he gave a set 
to Mr, Whately, who was then Secretary to Mr; Grenville, and a 
member of Parliament ; upon which Mr, Whately wrote the 
Governor a letter informing him that he had received his History 
of Massachusetts Bay, and had read it. Passing many compli- 
ments upon the performance, he desired the Governor to hold a 
correspondeope with him, and give him his opinion upon the 
state of the government here, of the temper and dispositions of 
the people^ and to give him intelligence of whatever took place 
on this side of the water, in the political wap^ assuring the Gov- 
ernor that he might expect the same kind of intelligence from 
him on that side of the water. The Governor^ finding by his 
writings that Mr. Whately was a gentleman of abilities and learn- 
ing, though an utter stranger, wrote Iiim several letters about the 
time the Liberty Sloop* was seized, in which he expressed his 
opinion pretty freely upon political matters, and made such ob- 
servations as occurred to him. This gentleman afterwards died ; 
and his executors sent (or at least winked at their being sent) 
those letters, with a number of others from the Lieut, Governor, 
Judge Auchmuty, and Mr. Paxton, under such restrictions that 
the originals cannot be kept, nor copies taken, so that the House of 
Representatives are at a loss how to proceed. The Governor, I 
heaTi is desirous of having his printed. What will be the event 

1854.] Memoir of Gover:nor Increase Sumner. 109 

I cannot say ; but this is certain, people's minds have been much 
agitated, but they can't tell very well at what, as all remains as 
yet a profound secret. 

I shall write Mrs. Cushing, if I can find time, which I some- 
what scruple about, as Mr. Quincy is at Portsmouth, and Mr. 
Walker in Connecticut, and the whole care of the office lies upon 

Soon afterwards Mr. Sumner made a journey to Pownalboro'. 
On his return he wrote the following letter to his brother Cushing, 
which shows that a passage from the Kennebec to Boston was 
quite as hazardous, and occupied nearly as many days, as a 
voyage across the Atlantic to Europe does at the present time : 

DEAKS.R,- "Boston, Oct 4th, 1773. 

After a tedious passage of eight days, I arrived at Boston, where 
I found all friends well. The morning after I left you, we got 
out to sea with a fair wind which continued till afternoon, when 
it got further east and threatened a storm ; to avoid which we put 
into Cape Porpus, and there remained until Monday morning, 
when we got out, but made poor progress, there being no wind. 
The next day we had a strong head wind, which obliged 
us to put into Piscataqua. The Captain determined to sell his 
load there, and I had determined to take land tacks and go home 
in the stage coach. Accordingly we prepared ourselves the next 
day to go up to town ; but the rain and wind, of which there was 
an abundance, prevented. The Captain then altered his deter- 
mination, and put out of the harbor three hours before day on 
Wednesday morning, the weather then being very uncertain. We 
had not got far when we found our mistake, and wished ourselves 
back again. Before we could see Cape Ann, a violent N. E. 
storm came on, and we were well nigh buried in the waves. The 
seas were so great as to throw the sloop nearly upon her beam 
ends, by which means our deck load shifted, and the water, we 
suppose, run in at the hatchways. We presently found between 
three and four feet of water in the hold, although the pumps were 
constantly going. You may well conceive the situation I was in. 
Every thing seemed to be against us ; the pumps got foul, the 
topping lift (the support of the boom) gave way, and the iirind 
heiaided us nearly three points. Soon after we got our boom to 
the windward, which balanced the deck load on the other side, 
she r^hted. We at length weathered the Cape and got into 
Marblehead much worn with fatigue and hunger. 

Thus, sir, I have given you a brief though dry statement of 
facts, which, as they have been very interesting to me, will not, I 
trust be very disagreeable to you. In the beginning of the siege, 
I was somewhat seasick ; but fear soon took the place of sick- 

110 Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner. [April, 

ucss. I had feelings then which I was a stranger to before : in 
sliort, I cx{)ccted little else than to fall a prey to the merciless 
waves ; but, through the kindness of that Being to whose nod the 
sea niid the storms are subject, I escaped, and have another oppor- 
tunity of subscribing myself. Dear Sir, (with due sense of favors, 
and love and compliments to sister, and brother Roland,) 

Your obliged friend, 

And affectionate brother, 

.>, I .>, I . „ Increase Sumner Jr. 

Col. Ouslung." 

Tho following paragraph in a letter from Thomas Aylwin, a mer- 
chant, to his brother-in-law Col. Gushing, dated 21 Oct., 1773, 
sho\v8 what an awful consequence was apprehended in Boston 
frt^m tho introiluction of tea into the colonies: 

•• 'IMio liast India Company has liberty to export teas to Ameri- 
ca, whioh makes us uneasy, as it will not only hurt our sales, but 
Hrtvn thr ctuitifiefit of 5i7irr." 

Mr. S\nnuer, in correspondence with his brother-in-law Cush- 
in^, at IV>\vnalbon'»\ mentions the state of public opinion on this 
subject, llis letter, dated Boston, 8th Dec, 1773, says — 

** We have been much agitated here for some time about the 
K«i\st India roniiv*inY*s tea, u{K)n the arrival of which a vast as- 
stMuMy of people trom this and the neighboring towns met at the 
(Md South. For tlieir proceedings I must refer you to the news- 
jvnH»rs» anil your brotlier. The consignees are now at the castle, 
and art> obliged to keep very close. The tea, I believe, will be 
rt^turneil What will W the coiisequencc is uncertain. * Tempus 
eor\»uat opus.* ** 

In the year 1776» a i^ricxl of great difficuUies and fearful ap- 
prt^liensions, Mr. Sunmer was chosen a member of the General 
Court, anil continued to represent his native town the three fol- 
lowing years, until, in 1780, he was elected a Senator for the 
county of Sutfolk, which oflice he filled the two succeeding 
yearsi by tho almost unanimous choice of his constituents. In 
the convention of 1777, for agreeing on a form of government, he 
held a seat ; but tho part which any one took in that body is now 
nearly fi»rgotten, as no report of their proceedings was ever made, 
and the newspapers of that day mention the fact of a convention 
only%^ they did ordinary occurrences in the legislature. 

On the WiHh of September, 1779, he formed a connection inter- 
estiui; in every man*s life, by his marriage to Miss Elizabeth 
]|ysK»p, the daughter of William Hyslop, Esq., then of Boston, 
afterwards of Brookline, a woman of great intelligence, and of a 
reumrkably tuniable character. She was afterwards distinguished 
by her dignified presence, and no one could more acceptably 
have filled the station of a Governor's Lady than she. 

lu (he same year he was chosen a member of the convention 

1854.] Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner. Ill 

for fohning a State constitution, the first plan not having been 
approved and adopted by the people. 

In June, 1782, he was chosen a member of Congress by the 
Xiegislature of Massachusetts, in room of Timothy Danielson, who 
resigned ; but Mr. Sumner never took his seat in that body. 

In August of the same year, he was made an associate Justice 
of the Supreme Judicial Court. This appointment was made but 
a short time after the State Constitution had gone into operation, 
and everything was in an unsettled state. After the turbulence 
of the conflict with the mother country had subsided, the loss 
of blood and treasure were severely felt. The paper currencies, 
which had been floated along by hope and credulity, and buoyed 
up by a spirit of patriotism, sunk in value. All confidence fled, 
and the war-worn soldier reluctantly yielded to the course of law 
which took from him his last penny, and left his family mendi- 
cants. Heavy taxes were laid to pay the interest of the public 
debt, which the people could not meet, and for the payment of 
which their cattle were distrained, and they were otherwise re- 
duced to extremities. Symptoms of disafiection and acts of tur- 
bulence were witnessed in every part of the Conunonwealth. 
The government were not prompt in avenging the insults ofiered 
to the majesty of the laws, but used palliatives and acted with in- 
decision, until rebellion was open and direct. 

This shew itself in the attempt to stop the County Courts, before 
the S. J. Courts were interrupted, and it was most commendably 
met by the Justices of that Court at Springfield, and in every 
{dace in which the disafliected assembled. Judge Cobb, of Taun- 
ton, who had been a member of Washington's military stafl* in 
the army of the Revolution, and who, after the peace, was ap- 
pointed Maj. General of the Militia, when he found the court-house 
in Taunton was surrounded by an angry multitude, made his 
way through the populace, and, as he took his seat on the bench 
of the Court of Common Pleas, proclaimed his determination 
" to sit as a Judge or die as a GeneraV^ 

The Judges had a hard and painful task in discharging their duty. 
They however not only proceeded with discretion and humanity, 
but also with that fearlessness of consequences which performs its 
duty, and leaves the event to Heaven. To the firmness and in- 
dependence of our judiciary, backed by the military power, we 
are much indebted for the suppression of the insurrection, and 
for the good government which followed those civil commo- 

The Judges who held their offices under the charter of William 
and Mary were removed by an act of the legislature, and five 
others were appointed. On the death of Jedediah Foster, one of 
the latter, Mr. Sumner was appointed to fill his place. This dis- 
tinction was thought by all to be merited. He was then only 

112 Memoir of Oovemor Increase Sumner. [April, 

thirty-six years of age, but the public had confidence in his 
integrity and ability, and the court considered him an acquisition 
to the bench. 

His preference, in 1782, for a judicial to a political office, both 
of which were presented to his acceptance, was the turning point 
in his pursuits in life ; whether he should assume the judicial 
robes or enter the political arena. For the judicial office he 
proved himself to be eminently qualified, and it cannot be 
doubted, that, had he entered the field of politics at the time the 
choice was offered him, he would have been equally distinguished. 
A sufficieiit proof of this was the universal popularity with which 
he afterwards filled the office of Governor. He continued upon 
the bench for a long course of years, " approving himself to the 
public as a dispassionate, impartial, discerning, able and accom- 
plished Judge." 

The following extract from one of his charges to the grand 
jury will show how he felt and reasoned upon a subject of vital 
importance to the public, at a very early period of our ex- 
istence : — 

** Our venerable ancestors were early impressed with a sense of 
the importance of education to the rising generation. No sooner 
had they got footing in this inhospitable land, even while 
struggling with poverty and want on the one hand, and a savage 
foe o!i the other, than they laid a foundation for the proper edu- 
cation of their children, foreseeing that the prosperity of their 
then infant settlement depended upon it ; and if a matter of such 
momotit was neglected, their posterity would soon become as 
illiterate and uninformed as the natives they were contending 
with ; and shall I presume that we, their posterity, will suffer air 
institution so wise, so important to society, to lie neglected ? If 
such inhabitants did but consider the importance of education to 
the public, as well as to their children, they would exert them- 
selves to carry the laws relating thereto into full execution ; for 
how can a republican government be maintained but by the 
learning, virtue, public spirit and knowledge of its citizens ? 

''What remains then, gentlemen, to make us the happiest 
people on the globe, favored as we are with the wisest and the 
freest constitutions of civil government; encircled as we are with 
the blessings of peace, health, and plenty ; but that we carry into 
private life those principles of reverence for the Supreme Gover- 
nor of the world, and that industry, public spirit, frugality, and 
benevolence, which will not fail to insure the continuance of those 
blessings? Let every one, tlien, in his station, cultivate those 
virtues, and we should soon find that crimes would become less 
in number and in magnitude, and that society was rapidly ad- 
vanoitig to its highest state of perfection. Thus we shall have 
Ihe satisfaction of reflecting that we have diflcharged our duty, by 

1864] Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner. 113 

contributing all in our power to the general welfare, which is best 
promoted by the practice of that righteousness, which always did, 
and which always will exalt and dignify the character of a nation. 
We have the happiness to live in a country where our rights are 
fully understood, and freely enjoyed ; and America furnishes one 
among the few instances where the blessings of civil liberty and 
the rights of mankind have been the primary objects of their 
political institutions ; in which the rich and the poor are equally 
protected ; where the weak (are defended against the usurpations 
of the violent ; where the rights of conscience are freely enjoyed, 
and where merit and abilities can be the only claim to the favor 
of the public. May we not, then, pronounce that man destitute 
of the true principles of liberty, and unworthy the blessings of 
society, who does not at all times lend his aid to maintain and 
support a government, on the preservation and due administration 
of which depends his own political as well as private happiness. 
It is in vain to think of supporting a free government, unless it 
be by the virtue, public spirit and s^ection of its members. Gov- 
ernments of other descriptions may be supported by the intrigues 
of officers and magistrates, and by the terror of arms ; but that 
which owes its existence to the will of the people, must derive 
its support from the same source. .Hence it becomes the duty as 
well as the interest of every citizen to aid the magistrate in the 
faithful discharge of his office, without which the laws, or in 
other words the will of the great body of the people, cannot be 
carried into effect." 

Judge Sumner was a member of the Massachusetts Convention 
which was called in 1789, for the purpose of discussing the Con- 
stitution for the Federal Government which had been sent to the 
several States for their adoption, — a question of the highest mo- 
ment, requiring for its discussion those qualities of mind with 
which he was eminently endowed. Profound lawyers, able poli- 
ticiaos, and eloquent orators were sent by the people to this body, 
to deliberate and decide. The prosperity, the dignity and 
strength of the nation were involved in it. To unite, was con- 
sidered by all to be necessary ; but on what terms it was as diffi- 
cult as it was important to settle. The rights of all must be 
secured, and the honor and prosperity of the nation consulted. 
The interests of every section of the country were to be regarded, 
jarring claims to be adjusted, and discordant feelings to be 
reconciled. It requires a powerful grasp of thought to discuss, 
and the learning of ages to illustrate principles arising from moral 
and political relations among a free and enlightened people. 
The confederation of independent states, which carried us through 
the war, when union of effort by each was produced by the 
equality of danger to all, was not of sufficient strength to hold us 
together after that danger ceased to press upon us. The States^ 

instead of a common enemyj began to contend with each other ; 
and made a new form of government, with stronger obligatory 
powers, necessary to preserve the Federal Union. In the con* 
struct ion of this, some were fearful of giving too much power to 
the executive, while the advocates of a strong executive were 
afraid it would be overpowered by the unruly democracy of the 
house of representatives, Ames obsen^ed that *^ the known pro- 
pensity of democracy was to licentiousness, which the ambitious 
call, and the ignorant believe to be, liberty." In this convention 
the subject of this memoir made several impressive speeches. In 
the debate concerning the adoption of the Constitution, the first 
trial of strength between the parties was upon the question of bi- 
ennial or annual elections of the members of Congress. Judge 
Sumner took an influential part in favor of biennial elections. The 
democracy would not run wild, he thought, as the qualifications 
of the Federal electors were the same as those of the most nu- 
merous branch of the State Legislatures. We had, he hoped, 
sufficient restriction upon the electors in our State Constitution, 
as by it no person could vote, unless, besides a yearns residence 
in the town in which he claimed to vote, *^ he had a freehold 
restate in the same town, of the annual income of three pounds^ 
or any estate of the value of sixty pounds." If there were no 
pecuniary qualification, a pauper's vote would balance that of 
iiim who htid everything at stake. To be sure, all men alike 
had their life and liberty to protect The life of a pauper who 
slept in the gutter, and the liberty of such an one, was as much 
prized by him, as by those of his neighbors who were more pros- 
perous ; but they, besides their life and liberty, had an additional 
incentive to preserve the government, which with many was 
more operative than either or both the others, and for which they 
sometimes sacrificed them both, and that is property. The poor 
man, as he was without property, might be corrupted ; but if he 
had some properly at stake, he would feel its influence upon every 
vote he gave. This pecuniary qualification was low ; but he 
hoped it would be sufficient to prevent those from voting, who 
Ijad not fully estimated the value of this elective privilege. Any 
liigher qualification would give the government an aristocratic 
icharacter. The existing provision was a happy medium between 
the restraints of aristocracy and the licentiousness of democracy. 
The decision of the question of the pecuniary qtialification of the 
voters was what gave the government the hope of stability at its 
starting, and yet only seven years after it went into operation, 
Ames, among many others, predicted its speedy downfall. In 
-one of his letter^ to a friend, dated Philadelphia, March 9, 1796, 
'he thus expresses himself: 

** Whether the government will long outlive me is doubtful. 
i Jitnow ii is sick| and many of the physicians say, of a mortal 



1854.] Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner. 116 

disease. A crisis now exists, the most serious I ever witnessed, 
and the more dangerous, because it is not dreaded. Yet, I con- 
fess, if we should navigate the Federal ship through this strait, 
and get out again into the open sea, we shall have a right to con- 
sider the chance of our government as mended. We shall have a 
lease for years, — say four or five, — ^not a freehold, certainly not a 
fee simple." 

We remember before this to hajjre heard a conversation between 
the then Judge Sumner, at his own gate in Roxbury where he 
was dealing with a marketer, and Mr. Ames, who, on his way 
from Dedham, frequently stopped to give the Judge a passing 
word. " What's the news in Boston this morning. Judge ?" said 
he. Just then Mr. Mears, a neighbor, and attached to the Tory 
party, as he walked by the cart, inquired of the Judge, what he 
gave a pound for butter; who answered, " Ninepence." " Nine- 
pence a poimd for butter! Ninepence a pound for butter ! !" re- 
peating the words. '^ It did not use to be so in King George's day. 
Ninepence for sixpence ! This is your new Government, is it ? 
Ninepence a pound for butter, — it won't last ;" and repeating his 
words, " ninepence a pound," jogged on and left the Judge and 
Mr. Ames together. The latter observed, " I am sTomewhat of 
that man's mind. It won't last. What do you think of it. Judge ? 
I say it won't last, at least I fear it won't." The Judge, who 
always took the bright side of things, answered, " I do not fear it. 
The machinery is complex, but it is new. Let us see how it 
works. Let us give it a fair trial, Mr. Ames." 

Some time afterwards Mr. Ames stopped again, and the fol- 
lowing conversation occurred : " Well, Judge, what do you think 
of it now ?" " Why ? has anything taken place ?" ** Have you 
not heard of the doings of the Roxbury town meeting yesterday ? 
It is in the morning papers." *' I have not seen the papers," said 
the Judge, " what did they do ?" " It is your own town, and 
sorely you don't want a Dedham man to tell you what was done 
in a Roxbury town meeting. You will be sorry to hear. Judge, 
that your Constitution has given way in the point of your greatest 
security. After a long debate," said Mr. Ames, '* not unpremedi- 
tatedly, the town decided that a man ^ has an estate of the value 
of sixty pounds ' if he is able to earn that sum within the year." 
"What !" answered the Judge, ^* without having a freehold estate 
or having in possession any personal property of that value ?" 
"No property at all, as I understand it. Judge. A carpenter, 
who owned his tools, but nothing else, and who was able 
to work for his living, they admitted to vote for a represent- 
ative to the General Court, and General Heath led the majority. 
You see how it works. What do you think of it now. Judge ?" 
"Why," says the Judge, " that construction never entered into 
any man's mind. It amounts almost to universal suffrage \ \v 

rat T'sormor r-ifTiose Sumner. [April. 

I'l'r^. 3r::her Ames, I must say that 

.- tj-nzi.: :: Gov. Sumner, we alluded 

i-i iiiiiii The dress of the Judges be- 

.•I VI:? :o!Umued by them afterwards, 

r: . "t: x full black suit, white bands, 

- •;: . Vhu> was worn by the judges in 

. rv.iS. ix.'t'pting those for capital offences. 

"» ct::? with black velvet collars, and 

^, UK* *:l.ick velvet facings to their robes. 

• • - i -.htf Judges, ill either dress, made an 

..; i:::: J of reverence for the authority of 

. /.-L ••'Crjs was discontinued soon after the 

.,' -av'-^srothe bench. The Judge was a 

• I rusi: amiable and excellent disposition, 
•. Md a slight imixjdiment in his speech 

^. . Wiiiix. the Chief Justice, was also of small 
iiiTT^fs^^ive and authoritative manner. The 

• 'liue at this appointment, on account of 
!». indi'^nified appearance and utterance of 

....-;»:'d that it was not for his qualifications, 
.i.' i' his father, who was a member of Gov. 
. '.ua he was appointed. Soon after Judge 
w t|»oii the bench, the Chief Justice came into 

• .L>os, while the side Judges had theirs on. 
^ u the lobby after the adjournment of the 
.ct tinonstrated with the Chief Justice against 
. ^ai.uice without his robes, and said, " If you 

. /usiice, we shall ours also ; but remember 
I. » . ic ^ot accustomed to seeing the Judges in 

•» vii ihoir robes, the Court will never be able 
' *H- i^'hiof Justice, with a remark of great 

• X ii'iiTinination, and from that period the 
. .. .'. j;;m.iv to the bench, were laid aside. 

. •x »N * .1 letter from Judge Sumner to Judge 

V \ \ii\ . I Ith February, 1794, and Judge 

I ! .•!* the same month, will show the 
, . .. u.; svnuo orders of the people. 

V ^ » vt\ y. •' We have but little this way, 

. v%v-th communicating. The pub- 

. , » .,,^ 'unv important, has been almost 

. \,s. t:i\ entertainments. Such has 

. .^vv * A of exhibition, that the gallery 

. , .. v...'. by speculators for more than 

^. I believe the rage is abating, 

., K ..axon and good sense of the 

K .. •.bounded curiosity. The 

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house is indeed superb, and, it is said, exceeds any thing of the 
kind in America. The performances are variously spoken of; 
some applaud, others condemn ; I suppose they are tolerable, and 
nothing more. The design, at first, was to avoid party matters, 
but the people in the galleries the other night prevailed, after 
much noise and some confusion, to the no small terror of the 
ladies, and obliged the music to play up ^Qa Ira.^ 

" I forgot to mention that Prince Edward, fourth son of George, 
the British King, is now in Boston from Cluebec, waiting a ship 
from Halifax, to convey him to the West Indies to take the com- 
mand of the British forces there. I have not seen him yet, but 
expect to dine in company with him to-morrow. Cousin Mary 
Gushing is now with us on a visit, and says she saw him last 
evening at a very crowded assembly, where he behaved with 
great ease and politeness, and that he danced gracefully, to the 
entire approbation of all the ladies. A small incident he met with 
on the journey from Canada, he thus relates : At a tavern, an 
honest New England man thus accosted him : 'Well, how do you 
do, sir, — and are you really the son of King George ?' He an- 
swered that he was. ' Amazing !' said the man, ' and how does 
your daddy do V ^ He was well,' said the Prince, ' when I heard 
last from him.' ' Well, now,' said the honest man, * don't you 
think he was wrong in quarrelling '^^ith America as he did ?' * I 
don't know but he was,' said the other, * but there's no foreseeing 
at all times how matters will turn out.' * True,' said the man, 
* but if it hadn't been for that plaguy quarrel, I suppose he might 
have been King here yet.' Although our honest citizen came to 
the point rather abruptly, he seen^d to understand it, and I sup- 
pose was willing to let the Prince philosophize upon and dilate 
the principle he advanced at his leisure." 

The following is a part of Judge Cushing's letter in reply to 
the above : — 
Dear Sir — " Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1794. 

I thank you for your kind letter of the 14th inst., containing 
matters of information and amusement. 

As to the theatre, I stand pretty indifferent, and would as soon 
read a good play as see it acted, abating the pleasure of having 
good company around me. # # # The theatre would be well 
enough if confined within the bounds of morality and decency, 
and not made an engine of party. You speak of the house at 
Boston as exceeding everything American. The English actors 
speak of this, as equalling or exceeding anything in London. 

The anecdote of the Prince and the countryman is humorous 
and natural enough. # # # 

Entre nous, some gentlemen have proposed to me to stand for 
the first magistracy of our State; but many weighty reasons 
prompted me to decline the too high and arduous task. There is 


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rease Sumner* 


our good Lieut, Governor,* who stands in the direct line of pro-. 
motion, and who has waded through a sea of political troubles 
and grown old in labors for the good of his country* Why not 
he! Were I j)ermitted to step out of that line, and dictate for a 
whole people, I believe I could name one of a suitable age, situ- 
ation and circumstances, who would serve their real interests, with* 
out regard to names, 

We had one case of consequence in Court. A French priva- 
teer captured a vessel and brought her into Baltimore. The 
French Censul condemned her as British property. An American 
and some Swedes, claiming the whole property of vessel and 
cargo, applied to the Federal District Court for restitution, on plea 
to y« jurisdiction. The Judge refused cognizance. On appeal to 
y« Circuit Court, the decree of the jurisdiction was affirmed, and 
on appeal to y^ Supreme Court here, both decrees were reversed, 
and y* cause remanded to y« District Court for trial. It was also 
determined that the French Consul had no jurisdiction in the 
United States over Americans or neutrals ; or, rather, no jurisdic- 
tion unless it should be given by treaties ; and there was none in 
this case.'' 

The principal if not the only objection made to Judge Sum- 
ner's removal from the Supreme bench to the Chair of State, was 
the capacity, fidelity and usefulness, with which he served the 
community in the judicial department. But the public, rightly^ 
judging that the integrity and capacity with which he filled the 
office of a Judge, was the surest pledge of his fidehty and useful- 
ness in a still higher and more important station, turned their 
attention to him as the most suitable person to fill the office of 
chief magistrate- 
He received the spontaneous suffrages of a large portion of the 
people in 1796, without consenting to be a candidate for that 
office. This was owing in some degree to the declining popu- 
larity of Governor Adams, whose concealed hos^tility to the late 
Gov, Hancock was publicly alleged, and who was suspected of 
sympathizing with the French party, and of entertaining un- 
friendly feelings to the administration of the Federal Government, 
It was a lime when the sympathies of the populace with the 
revolutionary party in France (exemplified by the incident at the 
theatre related in Judge Sumner^s letter above cited) were still 
strong, and many of the people wore the French cockade in their 
hats. . Mobs assembled on many occasions, to celebrate the horrid 
events of the early part of the French revolution, and on one of 
these, when a large number had collected in Liberty Square, and 
were becoming riotous, the High Sheriff summoned the posse 
comitatus, and with Attorney General Sullivan, his son William, 


I* Samuel Adams, who was chcweti Governor that ft^*] 

1854] Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner. 119 

and many others, went out and read the riot act. and attempted 
to quell the mob. It being dark, the Attorney General carried in 
his hand a lauitern, which was almost immediately extinguished 
by a blow of a stick from one of the rioters, and the Sheriff and 
his assistants were themselves obliged to disperse. These facts 
were represented to Gov. Adams, who was requested to call out 
the militia, which he refused to do, remarking that it was " a 
mere watermelon frolic," and not worthy the notice of the gov- 
ernment. This was one of the many incidents that tended to 
reduce Gov. Adams's popularity. He declined a re-nomination, 
in his speech to the Legislature at the January Session in 1797, 
and Judge Sumner, in April following, was elected Governor by 
the people. He had long been looked upon as the most promi- 
nent character to fill the Gubernatorial chair. Judge Wm. Gush- 
ing, in his letter before inserted, (which was written years pre- 
vious to the public nomination of his late colleague on the Su- 
preme bench for that office,) alluded to him. But Judge Sumner 
would not then hearken to it, euid advised all his friends to give 
their influence' for Chief Justice Dana, who was thought to be 
ambitious of the place. 

There were no caucuses at that time for the nomination of 
candidates to office. Various persons were proposed in the several 
newspapers, and public opinion was somewhat concentrated by 
the discussion of their relative merits at the County Courts. 
Among other distinguished persons named in the newspapers for 
Governor, were His Honor Moses Gill, Hon. Elbridge Gerry, 
Hon. James Sullivan, Hon. Francis Dana, General Henry Knox, 
and Judge Wm. Gushing ; but such was the popularity of Judge 
Sumner, that, out of about 26,000 votes, the whole number cast, 
he received nearly 15,000, being between three and four thousand, 
more than all the others voted for. And so acceptable was his 
administration, that on the succeeding year he received more 
than 17,000 out of 21,000 votes, many towns, and some of them 
very laige ones, giving him their unanimous vote. 

In the newspapers of the day we find that on the 2d of June, 
1797, the people of Boston learning the hour that the Governor 
elect would set out from Roxbury to take the oaths of qualification, 
between two and three hundred citizens on horseback and in 
carriages, escorting His Honor the Lieut. Govemor, proceeded to 
Roxbury ; at the boundaries of which they were met by a numer^ 
ous and respectable cavalcade belonging to that and the adjacent 
towns, and with them marched to the residence of the Governor 
elect, from whence they escorted a long procession to the State 
House. In the carriages were the Selectmen of Roxbury, the 
Sacietary of the Commonwealth, the Sheriffs of the two Counties, 
Generala Knox and Lincoln, and many other highly respectable 
citiieQS of the Capital and the neighboring towns. The whole 

fmere&Me i 



QSH T&a. 

; and the Secretary of the Commonwealth, 

proclaimed from the eastern balcony of the 

then the custom, that His ExceUency In- 

r^Btt}., was chosen Governor, and His Honor Moses 

tJeoletiaut Governor of the Commonwealth, for the 

A rear. The whole assembly then joined in three 

rcy cacvi>, and Capt, Bradlee's Artillery having hailed the an- 

with a Federal salute, the multitude dispersed. 

Ax this time Governor Sumner was in the vigor of life, and in 
ttlts respect formed a contrast to his immediate predecessors. 
Bbocock was so infirm with the gout, that his servants made an 
arm chair and carried him from his carriage up the stairs to the 
Council Chamber in the Old State House, when he went to meet 
the Legislature ; and Adams, older than he, was somewhat bent 
with years, and showed his infirmity when he walked in the 
State processions. Bet on the election day when his successor 
marched at the head of the Legislative body, on its return from 
hearing the Election Sermon at the Old South, as he passed in 
at the door of the Old State House where the apple-woman sat, 
she was heard to exclaim, " Thank God, we have got a Governor 
that can walk, at last.*' 

This was the last session that the Gfeneral Court held in that 
building, except that, according to adjoxirnment, they met there on 
the 10th of January, 1798, and on the following day the Governor 
and Legislature, with the different officers of the Government, 
moved in procession to the Representatives' Room in the New 
State House, when the Rev. Dr. Thacher, as Chaplain of the 
Legislature, dedicated the building ** to the honor of God and the 
People's good.'' 

Dr. Eustis, in behalf of the Representatives of Boston, thanked 
tiie House for its politeness in permitting them to take the iVont 
range of seats opposite the Speaker. 

The next day (Jan. 12) Governor Sumner addressed the Le* 
gislature. In his speech he expressed his joy, in common with 
his fellow-citizens, at the completion of the '^statelj^ edifice, not 
leaa honorable to the Commonwealth, at whose expense it was 
tfiotod, than ornamental to the Capital which generously provided 
llii plice/' and after speaking of the beauty and convenience of 
lilt phm, Ihc advantages of its situation, &c., he proceeded to say, 
**We will theUi under the smiles of Heaven, unite in dedicating 
ll to ib» konor^ freedom^ independence and security/ of our country. 
li Ulii RonsOi may the true principles of the best system of civil 
MfiiMftMlt iho world has ever seen, be uniformly supported. 
Im^ VBmy ewry practice and principle be successfully opposed, 
lliil ttini lo impftir it Here may every act of the Legislature be 
||# Vf^oXt of cod deliberation and sonnd judgment. And in this 
OH «U MoaiMily occasions, may the Supreme Executive, 





1854J Memoir •f Govermc Inermm Summa-, HI 

agreeably to the la-rs of ibe Iszid. tis merry rvvst Jva^Tncn: tc It 

In allusion to the qTsas vet Tr:ii Fraijre. if r^iiies ^if z-sroea 
the two goremmenis hfiTinr reei: rejieilei It &:: a;: cf C^^n- 
gresSj) he remarked. -The citizeii ::' Azjf-nca Icre re-are. and 
sincerely wish to cuiiivai* frjeriisLir- wnh all it^oiis^ Bu: 
should necessity, which Hearer. forriL crmiicl iher^ lo :he last 
resort, the same imdaiiniei sjin: arid irnmess -wSl be d:score:>ed 
in the just defence of their iadejiciiieiice. wLii were sc conspicu- 
ous at the time it was obi.vrted," 

In his office of chief magiscaie. he shewed ihe same careful 
attention to the new duties he was called lipr-n lo pierform. as he 
had done in other situations. He dressed in uniform en all 
military occasions, notwithstanding his brethren ci ihe bench 
and the bar endearored to dissuade him from iL He thought 
that the militia, whether it was regarded as the preserver of 
domestic peace, of the rights o{ the states, or as a guard against 
a sudden foreign invasion, and trained to fight -pro oris etfocisS^ 
deserved the particular countenance of the Governor, who was 
its constitutional commander-in-chief: especially, as the hostile 
measures of the French Government led to the apprehension of 
a rupture between the two countries. The dress became his 
portly and commanding figure, and his first appearance in it on 
the Common, a few days after his inauguration, to deliver the com- 
missions to the officers of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company, met the public approbation. Many consider this as 
one of our most imposing ceremonies. Certainly it is the most 
intimidating to those officers who take a part in it. and have to 
march up to the Governor in the public presence on the Common, 
to resign, or receive their commissions from his hands. It is such 
as frequently efiaces the remembrance of the speeches, which the 
ceremonies of the day require of those who are invested with 
office, however well committed they may have been. On this 
first occasion of the Governor's appearance, his commanding air, 
in his military costume, added to the trepidation so commonly 
exhibited. It was not always, however, attended with irreme- 
diable embarrassment ; for in one instance it was the cause of one 
of the best speeches ever uttered. 

After the Ensign had marched up, quite out of breath, and 
stood paralyzed before the Governor, he, in his address, charged 
him with his duties, and spoke of the courage and good conduct 
expected and required of him to whom the standard of the corps 
was entrusted in times of peril, and delivered the color to his 
trembling hand. The recollection of the well-conned sixjcch of 
the Ensign, in response to the charge which he knew he should 
receive, entirely forsook him. After an indistinct repetition sev- 
eral times of the words, " May it please your Excellency,'' — with- 



Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner. 


out uttering a syllable of the complimcotmy expressions intended 
for the new Governor, and still hesitating w^hat to say, — ami after 
again repeating the words of form, *• May it please your Excel- 
lency /• he made a bold ctTort to rid himself of his embarrassment, 
and suiting the action to the word, exclaimed, ** / have got this 
• standardy and I vrill keep iL^' Thus blundering out, in the fewest 
words possible, the whole duty of a standard-bearer — '* I ht^ve gat 
this standard, and I will keep it/' 

Governor Sumner felt it to be his duty also to attend the re- 
views of the militia in various places. At Lexington, in Sep- 
tember, 1797, Brigadier General Walker's brigade, wholly in imi- 
forni, defiled before him. In the following year, at the request 
of Major General Hull, the Governor reviewed the whole of the 
Tfiird Division at Concord, This was the first time, since the 
adoption of the Federal Constitution, that so large a body of 
troops were assembled together in presence of the Commander- 
in-Chief They numbered about 4,000 men, who evidently felt 
the pride of the occasion,* But their fine appearance was marred 
by a severe northeast storm, to which they were exposed for 
some hours, and which drove them from the field before the re- 
view and manccuvres were completed. At this time the Major 
General, who was fatigued with the labors of preparation, and had 
great anxiety of mind, was struck with a paralysis, as he sat on 
his horse, wet, and exposed to the cold storm- 
It may not have occurred to others, (for the writer has never 
heard it remarked, although it has always impressed itself on his 
mind,) that the nerves of the General never were so strong after this 
attack as before, and that it was owing to this that he, who had 
shown himself so courageously in the Revolutionary Army, at 
the storming of Stony Point and in other battles, and who had 
received the compliments of General Washington for covering 
the retreat at White Plains, faltered in his duty at Detroit, iii 
1812. Allhougli a paralytic may be restored sufficiently not to be 
observed on common occasions, it is seldom that the nervous sys- 
tem recovers itself sufiiciently to be trusted when put in peril by a 
sudden attack of superior force. This, we apprehend, would 
have made a better defence of bis conduct on that occasion, than 
was submitted to the court martial which broke him. 

It was remarked that the Governor appeared in uniform on 
public occasions without aids. This is unusual for a comman* 
der-in-€hief, but it was not out of disrespect to the militia, for 
when application was made to him for commissions by two dis- 
.tinguished members of the community,! whose aid would have 

* Generul Brooks was the predecfswr of General Hull in ibe commaEtl of thai 
DtiriMon. & great number of (he uniform compaoies of wbich be ass^embled on Ciiiii« 
bridfcc Common lo receive the President of ihe United Slates In 1789. General 
WaUiinetoo »Qer passinj? the line, and observing their miliiarj conduct and appear- 
ance« made the eomplimeniary remnrk to Qenerai Brooks^ in ailusioo to our final 
^iicc^is in the Revolutionary wur, '' Ah I Generml^ if we bad bad such troops as the<«| 
4rtf shoatd hMvc mmde bhorl work of it !'' 

^Hug Jotiah Qaiocy, aad WiUi&m SuVUv&n, Eiq^ 


1854.] Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner. 123 

been of great a^istance, he declined to make the appointments, 
because there was no provision, made by law, for the rank of those 
officers. That was afterwards fixed, and Governor Strong, his 
successor, b^ing zealously urged, most reluctantly (for he had not 
a spark of military feeling) appointed John Phillips, Esq. of An- 
dover, and the son of Governor Sumner, as his aids-de-camp, in 
1806, with the rank, given them by law, of Lieutenant Colonel. 

In his exertions to increase the munitions of war, and to pro- 
vide gun-houses or additional arsenals for the artillery in various 
parts of the Commonwealth, the Governor was eminently suc- 
cessful. He thus added to his popularity by his attention to the 
military department, which had not been cherished with any 
particular fondness by any of his predecessors in office. 

It was by his coolness and firmness, and his confidence in the 
general government, that he did much to strengthen and support 
it, at a period when the elements of our political establishments 
were severely tested. With the illustrious man who was at that 
time President of the United States, he had long been associated ; 
he loved him as a friend and kinsman, and respected him as a 

Governor Siunner was almost unanimously re-elected in 1799,* 
but was unable to enter upon the duties of office. He was lan- 
guishing on a bed of sickness at the time of the meeting of the 
General Court, at the commencement of the political year ; but 
the Legislature having some constitutional scruples about the 
right of the Lieutenant Governor to act as chief magistrate after 
the death of the Governor, without his acceptance of the office, 
this ceremony took place in the bed chamber of the dying Gover- 
nor, who was willing to yield his last breath in the performance 
of his duty. On the 7th of June, in the fifty-third year of his 
age, he closed his life, to the unspeakable grief of an affectionate 
family, and of a sympathizing community. ** No death," (says Mr. 
Knapp, whose " Biographical sketches of eminent Lawyers, States- 
men and men of Letters," contain the groundwork of this memoir) 
**no death, except Washington's," (which took place six months 
afterwards,) "was ever more deeply deplored in Massachusetts." 

His decease having been announced to the Legislature by His 
Honor Lieutenant Governor Gill, resolutions were passed by that 
body, that his remains should be interred with military honors at 
the public expense. A committee of both Houses was appointed 
to arrange and direct the order and ceremonies of the funeral, 
which took place on Wednesday, the 12th of June, and was the 
most solemn and imposing that had ever been witnessed in the 
Commonwealth. The military escort was commanded by Briga- 
dier General Winslow, and a description of the procession, and 

^ There were, at that time, 393 towns in the State, which included the District of 
AMintj and out of these, 180 gave him a unanimous vote. 


Metnoir of Governor Increase Sumner, 


also some constitutional points which his sickness and death in- 
volved, may be found in the very interesting letter of the late 
Solicitor General, Daniel Davis^ in the note below.* All classes 
of citizens mingled their sympatiiies on this mournful occasion. 
The officers of the militia dressed in uniform, with weeds on the 
.sabbaths; and badges of respect for the memory of the deceased 
were generally worn for forty days. 

On the 13th, the Lieutenant Governor made his speech to the 
Legislature, He remarked, ** It is not suitable to the present in- 
tervieWj that I should attempt an eulogy on the character of the 
late Governor Sumner ; but it may be proper for me to observe, 

* *' RecoHectiofiB of ibc last days of Governor Sumner. 

No Govern or of Massachusetts was ever more loved and veneraled ihan Governor 
So miter. His rtmiable dLsposiiiun, concitmiiiig manners, and unblemished mtegrity, 
boih as a Judg^e and a Chief Magistrate, rendered him the objeci of universal reii|jeci 
and confidence. 

His last election for Governor was on ihc first Monday of April, 1799, He was 
then in declining healih ; and for several weeks before the last Wednesday of May 
following, when he was to be qualified and inaugurated as Governor for that jreiir» it 
wa^-i tt>o tnafiifest ihat he woold never be able to enter upon the duties of the office* 

When the Legislature convened on the day of election, and it was aseeriained that 
the Governor was then on bis deaih-bed, it became a subject of immediate and rnier- 
esting enquiry, what was to be the slate of the Supreme Executive for the en^^umg 
year- No similar case had occurred un^ler the Constitution, Governor Sumner had 
been consiiiuiionally and almost unanimously elected Governor; but it became cer- 
tain from the state of his health, that the mvesliture of the office^ according to the 
forms and ufiagesof the government, could never be conferred upon him. There was 
a governor elect, with all the powers which the suffrages of the people could confer ; 
bat) these powers coold not be exercised^ until the oaths of office and other cereifiuniei 
required by the Constitmioo and the d sages of the State were atlminiistered and pur- 
sued* Mr. Gill had been duly elected Lieutenant Governor, and ihe apprehensions of 
some judicious members of the Legislaiure were that there would be a vorl of inttr- 
ngmm. The Lieutenant Governor could exercise the Supreme Executive power 
only in case of vncaoey in the office of Governor, There then existed no such va- 
cancy. Under these novel and interesting ci re u in stance?* the Legislature decided lo 
take every Mep, and pursue the same course that would have been pursued if Ihe 
Governor elect was able and ready to enter upon the duties of his office, so far as the 
same was practicable from the then state of the Governor's health. Accordingly a 
committee of both Houses was appointed to wait upon the Governor, and if it were 
|io»iible for him to rcceire the message, to inform him of his election. I wus one 
of thai Commitiee on the part of the Senate^ ond was present during the whole ioi- 
portant and alTectiug ceremrmy. 

We first had an interview with his physician^ the late Dr, John Warren, for Ihc 
purpoiie of ascertaining whether it were possible for the commiitee to see the Gover- 
nor and deliver the message. It wn.^ the Doctor's opinion that it might be po.'isible 
for the committee to be admitted^ but he refused our admittance until he had seen the 
Gorernor^ immediately preceding the moment that we had appointed to wail upon 
him. When we arrived at ihe Governor's mansion in Roxbury, Dr, Warren [after point- 
ing out to hira the necessity of the proposed action, which he admitted,] told us we might 
proceed. We entered the chamber ; and the scene that immediately followed can neither 
be described nor conceived. The Governor wan raised in his bed, and received the 
committee in his usual kind and polite manner. The late Col. Dawes, who was the 
chairman of the commiiipe, immediately delivered the message, in a very digntlied 
and emphatic manner. I shall never forget the words of the Governor's answer. 
They were these: *Gemlemen, I am extremely grateful to the people of the Com- 
monweallh for the honor they have conferred upon me by electing roe lo the office of 
their Governor; [ now declare to you my acceptance of the office, and will wait uix»q 
the Legislature to take the oaths of o/Tice, as soon as my k*:atth mil permit.'* As he 
pronounced the lost words he was much affected, and fell back upon his pillow, from 
which, 1 presume, his venerable head was never again raised. 




1854.] Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner. 125 

that the dignity of his person, the equanimity and mildness of his 
temper, his real unaflFected piety, his natural and governmental 
talents, rendered him an ornament to society and a blessing in 
the world." 

I have no doubt thai he was prepared and enabled to f^o through this ceremony by 
the aid of some slight stimulant, probably a few drops of laudanum. I thought I per- 
ceived (he effect of it, from the impressive manner in which he spoke in his then state 
of extreme weakness and in the clear view of speedy dissolution. There was not a 
person present who was not affected even to tears. There could be no incident in 
human life more awful and overwhelming to the feelings. 

These facts and circumitances were made known to the Legislature in a written 
and circumstantial report, which was entered on the journals of the Senate ; and in 
consequence thereof, all doubts respecting the vacancy of the office of Governor were 

Governor Sumner lived several days after the important and heart-rending scene 
above described. When his death was announced at the State House, the Legisla- 
ture took immediate measures for a public funeral at the expense of the State. A 
Committee of arrangements for this purpose was immediately selected. I was one of 
them on the part of the Senate, and was present and active during the whole cere- 
mony. A more trying scene, if possible, was yet to be passed through. A sub-Com- 
mittee was selected to wait upon Mrs. Sumner and inform her of the intended ar- 
rangements for a public funeral and request her acquiescence therein. This painful 
and distressing duty was assigned to the present Judge Robbins (who was then 
Speaker of the House) and myself. On the evening of the day of the Governor's de- 
cease, Judge Robbins and myself waited upon Mrs. Sumner, and had an interview 
with her in her chamber. According to legislative etiquette, it belonged to me as 
the representative of the first branch of the Legislature to conduct the interview : but 
I told Judge Robbins that it was impossible for me to do it, that my feelings would 
not support me in it, and he kindly undertook it himself. The scene was less trying 
to him on account of his having frequent and friendly intercourse with the family 
daring the whole of the Governor's last sickness If I had been .<(ummoned to the 
decisions of the last judgment, I could not have been more horror-struck, than at the 
moment I entered Mrs. Sumner's chamber. The interview was short, and 1 retired 
from it with a degree of excitement and feeling that you can more easily conceive 
than I can describe. Mrs. Sumner was calm and dignified throughout the whole dis- 
tre^tsing scene. She gave her consent to the arrangements contemplated by the 
Legislature, but with manifest reluctance, and I believe altogether from a sense of 
duty, and contrary to her private feelings. 

I of course attended the funeral, and assisted from the commencement to the con- 
clusion of it. The funeral service was first performed at the mansion house, and a 
most excellent and pathetic prayer was oflered by the present Dr. Porter of Pox bury. 
John Adams, who was then President of the United States, attended the funeral. I 
saw him when he left his carriage and was announced, as he entered the house, by 
Sheriflf Cutler, then Sheriff of Norfolk. 

I cannot be certain as to the number of the military that were ordered out upon this 
occasion. My impression is that it consisted of four regiments. But it is a fact most 
Vivid in my recollection, that the procession reached from the mansion of the Gover- 
nor to the Old South meeting house, where a discourse was delivered, and divine ser- 
vice performed bv the late Rev. Dr. Thacher, then Chaplain to the General Court. 
The coffin (but whether it contained the body or not* I have some doubt) was placed 
in the broaa aisle of the church. Dr. Thachei was very much fatigued by the cere- 
monies of the day, and did not distinguish himself very much by the discourse he 

The following interesting facts I had from Dr. Lloyd, who was one of his physi- 
cians, and in attendance to the close of the Governor's life. He told me that the body 
was opened, (I presume by the consent of the family,) the vital organs were all re- 
moved, and a proper quantity of pulverized hemlock bark was put into the cavity of 
the body. This was neces9ary tn preserve it, on account of the warmth of the 
weather. Dr. Llojd described to me the state of the vital organs. He observed he 
had never seen an instance where they had become more affected and decayed. He 
described the heart and the liver as being perforated in a remarkable manner and to 

[* It did, and was inclosed in another.] 


Memoir of Govern^^nS'ease Sumner. 


The answers from both Houses were full of regard for the de- 
reased, and showed the appreciation he was held in by the Legis^ 
lature. The Senate thus expressed themselves :— 

** We lament — we individitalhj and deeply lament — the heavy 
loss which the Common wealth has sustained in the deatli of our 
late excellent Governor. He possessed an assemblage of virtues 
and talents, which emiuenlly qualiiied him for his dignified 
station, The^great majority of sutTrages by which he was last 
re-elected fully evinces the approbation of his fellow-citizens, and 
the high sense they entertained of his merit. His candor and 
sincerity, the purity of liis mtud and invariable rectitude of his 
conduct will long secure him a place in their grateful remem- 
brances. His death, therefore^ is not less a public than a distress- 
ing private calamity. But unerring wisdom guides the counsels 
of Heavejjj and it is our duty patiently to submit to this mourn- 
ful dispensation.^* 

The following is the answer of the House of RepresentativeSj 
as reported by the Committee of which John Lowell, Jr., Esq. 
was Chairman : — 

*' We, the House of Representatives, sincerely S3rmpathize with 
your Honor in the grief occasioned by the death of our late ex- 
cellent Chief Magistrate. In adverting to this melancholy evenlj 
we cannot refrain from pausing, and dwelling for a moment on 
those qualities of the deceased which so remarkably endeared 
him to his fellow-citizens. In him were singularly united all 
those virtues which conciliate atfection, and command resj:>cct. 
To an uncommon mildness of temper, and a disposition to pro- 
mote the happiness of all, were joiued nnshaken firmness, and an 
unyielding sense of duty. His ktiowlcdge and discernment en- 
abled, and his regard for the public good prompted him to make 
the most judicious appointments. A correct and enlightened 
understanding, and a long and intimate acquaintance with the 

a mosi unwsual degree. He attribuied ihese effects to Uie suspension of the exercise 
which the Governor had for many years taken by travelling on ihe ciieuUs while he 
was on the bench. And be was decidedly of opinion thai ihe>e effects and the conse- 
quent loss oiheaHh was lo be aaribuied to the change in the Guvcrnor*.s mode of bfe. 
H« alstj ififiirnied me iliai the vital organs, afier they were ciamined, were reMored 
10 the bi>dy anil buned with it. 

The sight of the Governor's portrait at your boose yesterday has rtvived alt ihesa 
impressions and recollections. They are known to no person now nlive but Judge 
Bobbins and myself j and I thought a sketch of them might be interesting; to y«Q» and 
have devuied an hour this morning lo the recital ui them. They are the etTuMonsof the 
moment) and therefore no apology is necessary f(>r the rapid mauner in which ihey have 
been stated. 

I loved and venerated Governor Samner as a father and friend. The recollections 
of his kindness and condescension to me while he was on the bench, and I a young 
mm siruggting for my breads withuut money* patronage or education, will never* be 
effaced from a grateful heart. Respectfully your friend, &c. 

Summer street, March ISth, 1829. Biniel Divis, 

To Col. Bciij. Welles."* 


[* CoK W. married the Governor's eldcit daughier.] 

1854.] Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner, 12? 

science of jurisprudence, qualified him to form just opinions of the 
expediency and constitutionality of such legislative acts as were 
submitted to his consideration; The whole tenor of his life 
evinced the sincerity of his piety, and his unaffected patriotism. 
Surely the death of such a magistrate, and at such a crisis, must 
be considered as a most serious public calamity ; and if the ardent 
prayers of his fellow-citizens could have prolonged his most valu- 
able life, long, very long, would he have continued a blessing 
and an ornament to his country. Nor will his death be lamented 
by the citizens of this State alone ; the friends of the Federal 
Government, throughout the Union, will deeply regret the loss 
of a man, who, in discharging the important duties of his high 
oJflSce, gave, on every proper occasion, his decided support to the 
measures of that government." 

The testimonials of respect for his character from various 
sources were very numerous. His name was given to a great 
number of infants who were baptized that year ; the reverend 
clergy, the orators and poets of the day paid many warm tributes 
to his memory. On the day of his funeral, business was suspend- 
ed, the shops were closed, and the expression of sorrow and 
mourning was everywhere visible. 

His person was attractive and commanding. He was of de- 
lated stature and well proportioned. His countenance was re- 
markable for composure, and was often lighted up with a smile 
of peculiar sweetness. Many a young practitioner at the bar has 
borne testimony to the pleasure and relief he felt, when he was 
addressing the Court in fear and trembling, in catching the 
kind looks of Judge Sumner — ^looks of encouragement and pro- 
tection which never disappointed the youthful advocate. In his 
manners he was polite and unassuming, yet dignified and manly. 
He never compromised or forgot his dignity in any place or circle, 
even in the moments of his greatest familiarity. His mind was nat- 
urally strong, and its various powers were well balanced. He was 
remarkably free from every thing that had the appearance of party 
spirit or rancour. His candor and moderation were known to all 
men. He possessed an unusual degree of self-command. Divest- 
ing himself of prejudice and passion, he examined with delibera- 
tion and impartiality, and decided with rectitude and wisdom. 
His cool and dispassionate temper reflects more honor on his 
memory, inasmuch as it was less the efi*ect of a peculiarly happy 
constitutional temperament, than of moral discipline and culture, 
and the benign influence of a religious principle. 

Humility without meanness, the incontestible proof of a su- 
perior mind, was a distinguishing trait in his character. No one 
ever heard or saw in his conversation or deportment anything that 
had the appearance of pride, vanity, or afiectation ; or that could 
be construed into an ostentatious display of his own talents, vir- 
tues or services. 


Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner, 


Though raised to the highest dignity it was in the power of 
the- citizens of the Commonwealth to bestow, he was never ac- 
cused nor suspected of employing any unworthy arts to gain the 
popular favor ; nor of obtniding himself on the public as a candi- 
date for places of power and trust. On the contrary, such was his 
modesty that when he found the eyes of the community were 
turned upon him, he appeared not a little surprised and **disordcr' 
ed at the deep regard he drew/' It was owing to this, perhaps, 
that he declined a place in Congress when it was oflered to him 
in 1782 ; and a seat on the bench of the Supreme Judicial Coiut, 
which Governor Hancock importuned his acceptance of, and w^hich 
he was finally prevailed upon to take. His unwillingness to be 
considered a candidate for the chair of State may have been the 
result of the same feeling* 

Having come into the possession of a considerable property by 
the death of his father-in-law, Mr, Hyslop, which took place the 
year before his election, he was enabled to maintain a hospitality 
and appear in a style of life in accordance with the generous and 
social qualities of his heart, and to support the dignity of his 
station as First Magistrate of a great and respectable Common- 
w^ealth. He drove a coach and four on all public occasions* He 
breakfasted the cavalry and other escorts who volunteered their ser- 
vices on Commencement day, and to the reviews* lie was libeml 
in his receptions of all public characters and strangers of dis- 
tinction, and entertained at his festive board the Councillors^ 
Senators and prominent members of the House of Representa- 
tives, the judicial and other high officers of the government, and 
distinguished citizens ; and devoted much larger sums to the hos- 
pitality becoming a chief magistratej and to the maintenance of 
the dignity of the government, than his mere salary would have 

In the more private and tender relations of life he was uncom- 
monly amiablcj — a devoted son, a lovijig and attentive husband, 
a kind and affectionate father and friend. The purity of his morala 
was never called in question, and the manner of his life was in a 
singular degree blameless and exemplary. 

He was a substantial practical farmer, and attended personally 
to the cultivation of the soil, and set an example of good husbandry 
to his neighbors. He was aa excellent horseman, and a great 
admirer of fine cattle. He ^vas fond of agriculture and gave his 
attention to improvement in the methods of carrying on its various 
branches. During his tem}>orary residence at Dorchester, at the. 
time of the siege of Boston, he grafted with his own hand the 
whole orchard of fruit trees on his farm* He gave much practical 
instruction to his son in relation to horticultUFG as well as the 
other branches of a farmer's profession, and kept him at work in 
the gardeu and the fieldj and the information thus acquired has 




1854.] Memoir of Governor huarease Sumner. 128a 

proved of great value and has been a great gratification to him 
during his subsequent life. 

In early life, and about the time he entered on the practice of 
the law, he made a public profession of Christianity as the rule of 
his religious faith and practice, and became a member of the Con- 
gregational Society and Church of the Rev. Dr. Porter in Rox- 
bury. He was impressed with an habitual sense of the truths of 
religion, and of the importance of its institutions. The tempta- 
tions of affluence and blandishments of polished life did not, as it 
' too frequently happens, unsettle his principles and corrupt his 
morals, and thus make shipwreck of faith and a good conscience ; 
but, he held fast his integrity to the end, and was justly esteemed 
an exemplary member of the Church. 

The closing scene of his life was not the least interesting and 
instructive. His disorder (angina pectoris) was attended with 
great bodily pain and distress, wtuch he bore with Christian 
patience and fortitude. He was not insensible of the alarming 
nature of his disease, and when under the impression that his 
spirit was soon to take its flight, he took a particular and affec- 
tionate leave of his family. 

Dr. Porter, who visited him by his request, at a time of his 
sickness when he appeared to have the full exercise of his reason, 
and to be apprehensive that his departure was near, thus relates 
a part of his conversation, in his excellent funeral discourse : — 

" A dying bed," he said, " is not the place for one to begin to 
attend to his religion and prepare for another world. I have not 
been unmindful of these concerns. I have thought much of them. 
The more I have reflected on the subject of religion, the more 
has my mind been settled and confirmed in its reality and im- 
portance. I am sensible that many infirmities and errors 
have attended me ; but I trust I have the testimony of my con- 
science to the general rectitude of my views and conduct in life." 
" At a subsequent period," says Dr. Porter, " on the conclusion 
of the office of devotion, performed at his request, he said, with 
a gesture and emphasis, the impression of which I shall not easily 

lose, 'I AM RESIGNED.' '' 

Thus, having scarcely passed the meridian of life, ended the 
mortal career of an exemplary magistrate and citizen, whose con- 
duct and example made an indelible impression upon the commu- 
nity, and whom his fellow-citizens delighted to honor while liv- 
ing, and sincerely mourned when dead. 

His remains were deposited in the northerly comer of the Gra- 
nary burying ground in Boston, near the Athenaeum. 

The following epitaph, written by the erudite Samuel L. Knapp, 
Esq., is inscribed upon a monument, which was erected to his 
memory by his family, an engraving of which is hereto appended. 

1864.] Memoir of Governor Increase Sumner. 128c 

Here repose the remains 


[He was] 

Bom at Roxboiy, November 27th, 1746. 


Died at the same place, June 7th, 1799. 

[In the 53d year of his age.] 

He was for some time a practitioner at the bar ; 

And for fifteen years an Associate Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court; 

Was thrice elected Governor of Massachusetts, 

In which office he died. 

As a Lawyer, he was faithful and able: 

As a Jud^, patient, impartial and decisive : 

As a Chief Magistrate, accessible, frank, and independent 

In private life, he was affectionate and mild ; 
In publick life, he was dignified and firm. 

Party feuds were allayed by the correctness of his conduct ; 

Calumny was silenced by the weij^ht of his virtues ; 

And rancour softened by the amenity of his manners. 

In the vigour of intellectual attainments 

And in the midst of usefulness. 

He was called by Divine Providence 

To rest with his fathers : 

And went down, to the chambers of Death, 

In the full belief that the ^ve 

Is the pathway to future existence. 

As in life he secured the suffrages of the free, 

And was blessed with the approbation of the wise. 

So in death he was honored by the tears of the patriotick, 

^ And la held in sweet remembrance 

By a discerning and affectionate people. 

DtsdU mtvUm ex hoe^ verumqut laborem* 

This coat of arms was 
copied from one in the 
Heralded College, the last 
year^ anti was certified bj 
Sir Charles Young, of that 
office, to be the Somner 
arms of the County of Kent, 
recorded at the visttatlon of 
that County in 1663. 

^rm5.-ErnTines, 2 Cbev- 
rone Is Or. 

Cre^t. — A Lion's head 
erased. Ermines, tangued 
Gules and ducally, gorged 

Motto, — In medio tutiasi- 
mus ibis.* 

William ScxNER,son of 
William, was born in Eng- 
land, about l!ie year 1605» 
being by his deposition, 
given 23d December, 1685, 
'* eighty years old or there- j 
abouts.'^ It is said that ha I 
came from Burccster, in Oxfordshire, akhough the Archbishop of Can- 
terbury, John Bird Sumner, and his brother Charles Richard, the Bishop 
of Winchester, belonged to Warwickshire, and numerous others of the 
Sumner family, to Kent. The name was originally Somner or Som- 
inotier, from his office of summoning parties into the ecclesiastical and 
Other courts. 

William Sumnkh, the ancestor, and his wife Mary, settled in Dor- 
ohe«ter, Maaaachu setts. He was made a freeman in 1637 ; admitted to 
\h9 Chui>ch, in 1652; was for twelve years a Deputy to the General 
Coun I a Selectman twenty*three years, nearly half the time from 1637 
W 1688; waM a Rater for five years, and a Commissioner ** to try and 
tuMA^SiiMtU Causes*' for nine years, from 1663 to 1671 inclusive. In 
1%^ h/0 ** waa appointed one of a Committee for building a new Meeting 
ttttil»»'' and in 1663 was chosen " Clerk of y« Training band," His wife 
Mafy diod Tlh Juno* 1670. Mr. Sumner's will was proved, 24th March, 

t'lHt fc^lA^af hii autograph was taken from an original petition t 
^ iMk QtMltl Court, dated 10th 

C^/^ ^ ^ ^9m ^^^^fm^t^ fl 

• ihf* iiK^K^ w** %Joprf4 by Governor Somner, Seipege 108. 

i Sl^ N i: lUvi u*R, Kff. Vob v., (Oct. 185 1 )p, 393, for a copy of this inter«iliof 
499tt|iMai| iifM4 ^^ Mi IkuaUrtd and two tnhat>itants of ilie town of Dorches4er| 
If f ii^d i W mkik an M»f ooiicea of most of the tignem. 

1864.] Oeneabgy of the Sumner Family. 128^ 

Children of William^ and Mary Sumner. 

(2)* I. William,^ (9) b. in Eng. m. Elizabeth Clement, dau. of Augus- 
tine Clement of Dorchester. He was a mariner. Inventory of his 
estate taken 13 May, 1675 ; owned " one eighth part of y^ Catch 
Tryall," &c. 

(3) IL RoGBR,' (19) b. in Eng. His wife was dau. of Thomas and 
Rebecca Joslin, who were among the early settlers of Hingham, but 
afterwards removed to Lancaster. The name of Thomas Joslin is 
there found in 1654. 

Mr. Sumner was admitted into the Dorchester Church about 1656, 
but was dismissed 26 Aug. 1660, ** that he might with other Christians 
at Lancaster join together for the gathering of a Church.*' He tarried 
in Lancaster until that town was destroyed by the Indians, when he 
removed to Milton. He was Deacon of the first Church in Milton, 
and died there 26 May, 1698, bb. 68, leaving a widow Mary. The 
names of three of his children are entered on Dorchester Records, 
viz., Abigail, Samuel and Ebenezer. 

(4) III. George,* (24) b. in Eng. 14 Feb. 1634, freeman in 1637. He 
m. 7 Nov. 1662, Mary, dau. of Edward Baker, who was a freeman at 
Lynn in 1638, and removed to Northampton about 1658, where he was 
a selectman, &c. Mr. B. returned to Lynn and died, March, 1687. 
See Lewis' Hist, of Lynn and N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg. (1851) Vol. V. 
pp. 191-194. George' Sumner lived on Brush hill, Milton, and was 
Deacon of the church. He bought of Simon Peke, of Milton, some- 
time of Mendon, yeoman( and rrudence his wife, half their house 
lot in Mendon, 23 : 3 : 1682. Mr. S. died 11 Dec. 1715, ce. 81. His 
sons George and Benjamin administer on the estate. Mary, his wid., 
b. 1 April, 1642, d. 1 Dec. 1719, ». 77. 

(5) IV. Samuel,* (32) b. in Dorch. 18 May, 1638 ; wife Rebecca, m. 7 
March, 1658-9. 

(6) V. Increase,' (44) b. in Dorch. 23 Feb. 1642 ; freeman in 1678 ; m. 
Sarah Staples 26 March, 1667 ; was a selectman in Dorch. in 1693, 
and a constable in 1694. He went with Rev. Joseph Lord and others 
to form a settlement at Dorchester, Berkley Co., S. C. ** Nov. 1, 
1696, Dea. Sumner's wife and family, and his brother Samuel with 
his wife and family, with Peter O'Kelley's wife and six children, dis- 
missed to the Church of Christ near Newington in South Carolina 
(since called Dorchester)." — Church Records, Dorchester, Mass. 

(7) VI. Joan,' m. [Aaron ? J Way. 

(8) VII. Abigail,' d. 19 Feb. 1657. 

Children of Williamf [2] and Elizaheth (Clement) Sumnp-. 

(9) I. Elizabeth,' bap. in Dorch. 27 June, 1652 ; m. Joshua Henshaw. 
(10) n. Mart,' bap. in Dorch. 6 May, 1654 ; m. Nicholas How, 19 Jan. 

1671, afterwards m. John Trow. She d. 16 Feb. 1705-6 at Newport. 

* The Dnmerals in parentheses, on the lefl of the name, show the descendants, 
iBdividaally, in regular order from the ancestor, William Sumner. The Roman nu- 
merals, on the left, indicate the succession of children in the respective families ac- 
eording to the date of their births. The small figures at the right, placed above the 
liiie, show the number of the generation commencing with the ancestor: and the 
igOKfl in parentheses on the right, refer forward to the place where the children of 
tkat peraoD may be tbund. The figures in brackets refer back to the first mention 
of ^ individual. 


Genealogy of the Sumner FaniUff, 


(11) IIL William,' • (53) b. 9 Fek 1656. He was a blackamlth : had 
wife Hannah, and settled in Middle town, Conn., previous to 6 OcL 
1687, at which time he conveyed to Williara Harris of M. land in 
the north part of Boston* 

Rev. Dr, Field in his Centennial Address* delivered at Middlctown, 
in 1850, mentions that this William Sumner was a Deputy to the 
General Court from Middletown in the years 1701 and 1702. He was 
also Deac. of the 1st Cong* Church in M,, elected 1695, d. 31 May, 

(12) IV. Hannah,3 b. 10 June, 1659. 

(13) V. Sarah,3 b* 14 Feb. 1661, m. Turrell, afterwards 


( 14) VI. Experience,' b. 22 Sept, 1664, m. Eleazer Carver, of Taunton, 
d. JlJune, 1695. 

(15) VIL Ebenezer,' b. 3D Oct 1666. 

(16) VIIL Deliverance,' b. 18 March, 1668-9, m.Ebenezer Weeks of 
Dorch. May, 1689. 

(17) IX. Clement," (56) b. 6 Sept, 1671, m, Margaret Harris, 18 May, 

(18) X. Mercy,' K Jan. 1674. 

The names of all these children, excepting the first and second, are 
found recorded in Boston, and were, doubtless, born there. One of 
the daus, probably m. Thomas Gould, another John Goff, and a ihinl 
it may be, Thontias Pratt, who was one of the guardians to Clement 
Sumner. These individuals are mentioned in the agreement made 4 
May, 1687, ** belwi.\t the children of William Sumner, deceased.^ 




Children of Roger* [3] Sumner, 

h Waitstill,* m* Manassah Tucker, before 1679. 
U Abigail,* b. 16 Nov. 1657, 
Ml. Samuel,* b. 6 Feb. 1658, 

IV. William,' b. about 1673, d, 22 Dec. 1738. w, 65. This may 
have been the William (63) Sumner, who m. Esther Pufier, of 
Dorch. 2 Jan. 1697. 

V. Ebenezer,* (70) b. 28 May, 1678, m. Elizabeth Clap, dau, of 
Nathaniel Clap, of Dorch. 14 March, 1699-700. 

Roger* had also *9aus. Mary,' who m. Israel Nichols of Hinghara, 
10 June, 1688, and Rebecca, m, Aaron Hobart of Hingham, 27 Jan. 

Children of George* [4] and Mary {Baker) Sumner* 

I. Mary,' b. 11 Feb. 1663-4, m. Swinerton; had child Ruth% 

botli mentioned in the will of Mary Sumner, 19 August, 1717. 
(25) n. George,* (77) b. 9 Feb. 1666, d. 1733, He m, Ann Tucker of 
Roxbury, who d. in y® 79th year of her age. 

* John A. SumDer, Esq.* of Middletown, a desceodaDl throogb this branch of th« 
fmmil^» in a letier, dated 21 Feb. 1624, wriies coacernmg ^'the old portraits of ihe 
English ancestor and his wife Mary, that came down to as fr(m tht originah^ who 
brought them to this country about 1G32. These have faUea lo shreds under the 
hand of time. I eodeavoreo to restore them about four years ago, bnt they fell to 
pieces. They bore the dale 1623; were surmnunied with the family coat of arms and 




1854.] Oenealogff of the Sumner Family. 128^ 

(26) III. Samttbl,' b. 19 Oct. 1669. 

(27) IV. William/ b. 7 April, 1671. 

These two individuals, il is supposed, were lost in the expedition to 

(28) V. EBEifEZBt/ b. 9 Dec. 1673 ; had probably wife Silence. Eben- 
ezer* and his bro. Joseph^ setfed in Mendon, posterity in Milford. 
Joseph Sumner and Daniel Lovett administered on estate of Ebenezer 
of Mendon, 27 Dec. 1721. He left children : Daniel^ b. about 1710, 
Ahigail^ b. about 1711, SUenu^ b. about 1715. 

(29) VI. Edward,' (86) b. 29 Aug. 1676, ra. Elizabeth Clap, 25 Sept. 
1701. She was the daughter of Elder Samuel and Hannah Clap, of 
Dorch. The occupation of Edward' was that of a Fellmonger and 
glover. In addition to his several lots in Roxbury and Dorchester he 
owned about 436 acres of land in Sutton, also land in Woodstock and 
Brookfield. He died intestate. His son John, of Edgartown, ap« 
pointed to administer on the estate, 11 Nov. 1763. Inventory taken 
25 May, 1764. The fac simile ^^ 

of his autograph was taken from ^^fV a^TT^ J? 0^-%^^ 

a deed given by Edward' Sumner ^ ^1/J(AX0 OVTrCnSJ^ 
to his son Increase^ 7 Oct. 1736. 
(80) VII. Joseph,' b. 26 Aug. 1677 ; had probably wife Sarah ; both living 
in 1730. 

(31) VIII. Benjamin,' (97) b. 15 Dec. 1683, m. Elizabeth Badcock, 3 
May, 1706 ; settled in Milton. Will dated 16 May, 1771. Proved 
5 July, 1771. 

Children of SamueP [5] and Rebecca Sunmer. 

(32) I. Presekved,' b. 14 May, 1660, d. 25 Dec. 1675. 
(83) II. Rebecca,' b. 3 Jan. 1661. 

(34) III. Mart,' b. 20 March, 1664, m. probably Abraham Gorton, 31 
May, 1683. 

(35) IV. Samuel,' b. 5 March ; d, 26 May, 1666. 
186) V. Mehbtablb,' b. 21 June, 1668. 
(37) VI. John,' b. 1 April, 1670, d. 15 Oct 1676. 

VII. Thankp¥LL,' b. 9 Dec. 1671. 

Vin. Samuel,' b. 8 March, 1674. 

IX. Elizabeth,' b. 19 March, 1675-6. 
) X. Ann,' b. 8 Aug. 1678. 
j XI. Nathaniel,' b. 9 Nov. 1680; was of Dorch. S. C. 1720. Roger 

Sumner " Planter ^^ and Thomas Way, house carpenter, both of said 

place, executors to the Will of NathanieP, 18 Aug. 1736. 

(43) XIL Inceease,' bv 21 Aug. 1684; d. 3 Sept 1684. 

Children of Increased [6] and Sarah {Staples) Sumner. 

(44) I. Incbeabb,' b. 15 Jan. 1667 ; d. 30 Sept. 1683. 

(45) IL SABAH,'b. 12 May, 1669. 

(46) III. William,' b. 9. July, 1670. 

(47) IV. Sai^,' b. 15 Joly, 1672 ; d. 22 Oct. 1683. 

* la the C^ada expedition in 1690, under Capt. John Withington, from Dorchester, 
were Ensiga Samoel Samner ; Sargt. Samnel Samner; privates, Ebeneter Samner, 
two William Samnere, and Jataniah. 


Genealogy of the Sumner Family, 


(48) Y. Benjamik^' b. 29 Aug, 1676. 

(49) VL Thankfull/ b. 20 June, 1678. 

(50) VII. RoGER,^b.24 April, 1680. ■ 

(51) VIll. Samcjel,* b. 27 July, 1684. ■ 

(52) IX. Mehetable,' b. 18 June, 1686. ■ 

Children of Wiiliam^ [11] and Hannah Sumner. H 

(53) L William^* b. 22Nov. 1675. ■ 
(54 11. Hezekiah/ b.21 Feb. 1683. ■ 

(55) III. Saeah* b. 29 Dec. 1685. W 

Children of Clement^ [17] and Margaret (Harris) Sumner, V 

(56) I. William/ (105) b. 18 Marcb, 1699 ; wife Dorcas. ■ 

(57) II. Ebenezbk/ (108) b. 1 Sept. 1701 ; wife Elizabeth. ■ 

(58) III Margaret,* b. 7 Dec. 1702 ; d. same day. M 

(59) IV. Margaret,^ b, 18 Julv, 1705, ■ 

(60) V, Elizabeth,* b. 18 Oct. 1707. ■ 

(61) VL Samuel,* b. 31 Aug. 1709 ; wife Abigail [ had a son SamueP hT 
3 Nov. 1739. 

(62) VIL Benjamin,* b. 28 May, 1711 ; wife Mercy. He d. 21 July, 
1795. She d, 22 Feb. 1768,m her 55th year. They had Benjamin^ 
h. in 1734 ; ni. Hannah Bemis, 3 Feb* 1761. Their children were, 
Margaret* b. 29 Oct, 1761 ; m. David Howe. She d. at Castine, 12 

I Sept. 1807. Benjamin* b, 4 Oct 1763; d. at Coventry, R. I., 31 

Jan. 1811. Hannah* b. 7 Dec. 1764; m, Daniel Li verm ore ; d. in 
Muoroe, Me., 11 March, 1848. Samuel* b. 31 July, 1766; d. 12 

[ Oct. 1844. He m. Martha Saunders Barren, 13 Feb. 1794. She d. 

I 10 Dec. 1843, ©,71. 

♦ William* may have l>een the father of Hcxekiah* of Middletown, Ct,, who bad 
sons, Daniel*, b. 26 May, 1759, d, 23 Nov. 1838, SumuePt CkmentK Ht:^ah\ and 
ihree dans.— one m. Nathan Haven, one Moses Kibbe, another Daniel JMaoley ; nettber 
of ihem living. 

Htztkkah^ was Captain of Marines in the British Navy, and afterwards Lieateaant 
in a company of Hangers m the French war ; removed lo Berkshire Co. Mass., aboat 
1737» and d. about 1802, at. less than 70. He bad a bro. John^, a Licutenatit Colonel 
ID ihe war of the Revolution, who was at the baiilc of Monmouih in the ibickesi of lh€ 
fight, and was also^ it is supposed, at German town, lie had a ^on Joshua'^ who is 
said to bavc been a distinguisbed physician and surgeon in the army under Gen, St. 
Clair. Jmhucfi settled and died at Wcstfield, Mass. IJeztkiah^ had a sister who id. 
— i— Criitenden^ of whom Hiram Crittenden, Esq., of St. Louis, is a descendant. 

Danict^ had sons, DameHj WitUamfj Dariui'^^ Wati^n'^^ Jncreme^, Ethan Netfton^, all 
dead excepi Increast^, and all having issue except Ethan* The daus, of Danit^ were 
lAtqp^ Mar^'^t Atmira^f Emilia^ t Sutan^y CaroHnt^. 

l»cr€as€^ was b. at Otis, Mass., 13 3fay, IBOl ; educated a lawyer, ad milled Joae, 
1825 ; m. 1st, Plama A. Barslow, (dau. of the laic Hon Samuel Barsiow) 25 May, 
1827. Children : Elizabeth^ b. 2 April, 1828, d, March, 1637. Samuel Barstofv* b. 16 
Feb, 1830 J grad. Williams Coltege, Aug. 1819; admitted Attorney at Law, Sept. 
1852 ; is a practising lawyer in Great Barrington, and Pottmaster in that place. Ed- 
ward Pracati* b. 7 Jan, 1633; d. 24 Mamh, 1834. Charta Aikn^ b. 2 Au^. 1835. 
Jtitin Elizabeth^ b. 20 Oct. 1839. AlUrt Inertast* b. 4 Feb. 1641. lucreast^ ra. 2d, 
Clara A. Wells of Boston, dwi. of the late Capt. Wm. Carroll Wells, He was in the 
House of Representatives from Great Harrington in 1633 and 31 ; Senatoj^rom Berk- 
shire in 1840 and 1842 ; a District Attorney for the Western District of Massachusetts 
in 185 1 and 1852 ; and a Delej^ale from Otis, in the late Cnndtiiutiona) ConveDtion. 
[The lalufinaitoo m ike above iMite iras derired from liM:rease^ Sumner] 



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Children of William^ [22] and Esther {Puffer) Sumner. 

(63) I. Mart* b. 2. May, 1698; m. Ephraim Tucker, 22 Oct. 1719. 

(64) II. Abigail* b. 31 Jan. 1699-700; m. Robert Vose 14 Sept 1721. 

(65) III. Roger* b. 25 March, 1702 ; m. Sarah Badcock, 20 Feb. 1724t5 ; 
had John,^ b. 13 Sept. 1725, Abigail,^ b. about 1727, William* b. 
10 Dec. 1729, d. 26 Nov. 1748. 

(06) IV. William,* b. 7 Feb. 1704-5 ; m. Eleanor Daniel, 25 Nov. 
1727 ; had John,* b. 3 May, 1729, Clement* b. 29 Aug. 1781, d. 
1732, William* b. 21 Dec. 1733. d. 7 Feb. 1733-4. 

(67) V. Gersom,* b. 1 July, 1707. 

(68) VI. Esther,* b. 12 Aug. 1709, d. probably 27 June, 1748. 

(69) VII. Seth,* (112) b. 15 Dec. 1710, m. Hannah Badcock, 17 Oct. 
1734. She d. 13 Aug. 1739. He m. Lydia Badcock, dau. of Wil- 
Ham and Elizabeth in 1742. She was b. 9 Sept. 1722, d. 2 Sept. 
1799. He d. 11 Nov. 1771. 

Children of Ehenexer* [23] and Elizabeth {Clap) Sumner. \ 

(70) I. Elizabeth,* b. 20 Dec. 1700. 

(71) II. Rebekah,* b. 11 April, 1703. 

(72) III. Nathaniel,* b. 18 July, 1705. 
(78) IV. Ebenezer,* b. 1 April, 1708. 

(74) V. Mehetabel,* b. 15 Feb. 1710 ; d. 3 March, 1792. 

(75) VI. Jazaniah,* b. 19 July, 1713; d. 6 May, 1778. 

(76) VII. Thankfull,* b. 19 Feb. 1715-16. 

Children of George^ [25] and Ann { Tucker) Sumner. 

(77) I. Samuel,* (125) b. 13 Nov. 1695 ; m. Elizabeth Griffin, 20 Nov. 
1723. He d. 8 Feb. 1782. 

(78) U. George,* b. 4 or 14 Sept. 1697 ; m. Susanna Clap of Milton, 
26 Dec. 1723. She d. Nov. 1734. 

(79) III. Ann,* b. 13 Sept. 1699 ; m. Paul Deming of Pomfret, Conn., 3 
March, 1726. She d. Nov. 1786. 

(80) IV. Mart,* b« 2 Nov. 1702 ; m. Samuel Dana of Pomfret, 30 Dec. 
1731. She d. 28 April, 1770. 

(81) V. William,* b. 20 Oct 1704 ; d. 7 Sept. 1769. 

(82) VI. Susannah,* b. 13 April, 1707 ; m. Justus Soper, 4 May, 1727. 
She d. 26 Sept 1783. 

(83) VII. Elizabeth,* b. 30 June, 1709 ; d. Feb. 1790 or 1797. 

(84) VIII. JosiAH,** b. 13 March, 1712 ; m. Sarah Draper of Roxbury, 
8 Dec. 1787. He d. July, 1786. 

(86) IX. Abigail,* b. 3 Nov. 1718. 

Children of Edward* [29] and Elizabeth {Clt^) Sumner. 

(86) I. Edward,* b. 16 July, 1702. 

(87) II. Elixabbth,* b. 30 April, 1704 ; d. 19 June, 1704. 

* Jooatban MilU, of Bellingbam, and Jemima bis wifCi 5 Dec. 1739, sell to Josiah* 
Somotr of Milton, land in B. being part of Cornet Thayer*s second Division Jaid out 10 
Sepl. 1716, b^ John Ware, Jobn Darling and Jobn Tompson ; ** also 50 Acres of land 
^ — I me [BIiUs] by the Town of BelUngham for Encoaragement of my 8«tt4icig with- 
\ in the Work of the Ministry, laid oat 22 May, 1725, near the ?ub\vc>L^«e\\v^ 
■ in Bellingham fornhe first Aiinister that should be aeu\t^ \V* '^ ^ffak 



Genealogy of the Sumner Family* 


(88) IIL Johk/ (131) b. 1 Aug. 1705; grad. H. C. 1723 ; m. 20 Nov- 
1729, Susannah Stevens. She was sLsler to the mother of General 
Joseph Warren. He was a preacher at Martha^s Vineyard, it is 
said ; though not, as we can learn, a regularly ordained minister. 
His residence was at Edgartown, where he probably married his 
second wife, by whom he had several children. 

(89) IV, Elizabeth,* b, 7 ApriJ, 1708 ; m. Benjamin Boylston, 30 Nov. 

(9fJ) V, Samgel/ (133) b,21 Oct. 1710; m. Ist, Abigail Mather, May, 
1740. She d. about 1766. He m. 2d, U^ry Weld, 11 May, 1767. 

(91) VL Increase,* (140) b. 9 June, 1713; m. Sarah, dau. of Robert 
Sharp, 28 Oct 1736, She was born 25 Aug. 1719; d. 21 June, 
1796. Mr. Sumner tl. 26 Nov, 1774. 

The fac-simile of his autograph was taken from a deed to which 
he was a witness, given by Abraham Woodward to John Harris, 
Jr., both of Brook* y^ ^ 

tine. 23 August. cT^^^^C ^OrTyn^n^^ 

(92) VIL Hannah,* b. 8 May, 1715 ; m. 1st, Rev. John Newman, who 
grad. H, C. 1740, ord. in Edgartown in 1747, dis. 1758 ; d. 1763 ; 
she m, 2d; Jonathan Melcalf, 27 Aug. 1766, and d. about 1798. 

(93) Vni. Mary,* b. 9 Oct. 1717; m. Rev. Thomas Balch of Dedham, 
11 Oct. 1737. Mr, B. grad. H. a 1733, and was ordained in 1736 
as the first minister of the second parish in D. He died in 1774. 

(94) IX. Nathaniel,* b. (the family records say) 1718 ; grad. H. C; 
1739; d. 1802. 

(95) X. Ebenezer,* b. 10 June, 1722 ; d, 13 Nov. 1745. 

(96) XI. Benjamin,* b. 29 Dec. 1724. 

Children of Benjamin* [31] and EUxaheth {Badcock) Sumner. 

(97) L Zebiah,* h. 19 Sept. 1707 ; m. Benjamin Neal, 25 March, 1737 
She afterward ra. Foster. 

(98) 11. Benjamin,* b. 26 Nov. 1709 ; d. 1717. 

(99) III. Joseph,* b. 13 Feb, 1712 ; d. 22 May, 1732. 

(100) IV. Abijah,* b. 6 March, 1713-14 ; d. 2 Feb. 1797. 

(101) V. David,* b. 6 Jan. 1716-17 ;d. 11 March, 1789. 

(102) VL Daniel,* b. 3 May, 1710. 

(103) VIL Samuel,* b. 4 May, 1722 ; d, 16 Feb. 17S6. 

(104) VIIL Benjamin,* b, 21 Feb- 1724-5. 

Children of William* [56] and Dorcai Sumner, 

(105) L Elizabeth,* b. 24 Dec. 1726, 

(106) IL WiLLiAM,5b. 10 Aug. 1728. 

(107) ill. Philip/ b. 3 April, 1731. 

Children of Ebenezer* [57] and Elizabeth Sumner* 

(108) L Ebenezeb,* b. II OcL 1724. 

(109) H. Susanna,* b. 13 Sept, 1726. 

(110) llL Samuel,* b. 22 Dec. 1730. 

(111) IV. Ebenezeb,* b. 25 March, 1733. 

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Children of Setk* [691 and Hannah (Badcock) Sumner. 

(1 12) I. Seth,* b. 4 July, 1735 ; m. Elizabeth Davis of Dorch.; afterward 

m. Gay of Dedham. Seth* had two sons, Elisha* and Davisfi 

Elisha^ m. Nancy Vose, 3 Aug. 1794. Children : BeUy,^ Edwin VJ 
(Col. of Dragoons, U. S. A*) who is married ; Nancy,'' Margaret J 
Eleanor,'' Mary,'' Nathaniel Rohltns.'' Davis* m. 1st, Dolly Vose, 
3 Nov. 1795. Children : Matilda,^ Irena,^ Seth,'' By a 2d wife, 
Elixa^ Frederic Aiigustus^ William Henry ^ d. unmarried, SarahJ 

(113) II. Roger,* b. 1 Nov. 1737 ; m. Jerusha Billings, 10 Jan. 1765. He 
d. 28 Dec. 1828. She d. 4 April 1828, bb. 81. Children : Jerusha,* 
b. 3 Jan. 1766 ; d. 29 Dec. 1779. Lewis* b. 1 Nov. 1767 ; d. 26 
Sept 1811, unmM. Roger* b. 4 April, 1770; m. Zebiiah Carey, 
24 April, 1801. He d. 24 April, 1850. Seth* b. 7 Dec. 1773 ; m. 
Alice Pollard. He d. 16 July, 1827. Hannah,* b. 1 Sept. 1776 ; m. 
Micah Richmond. Ehenezer* b. 7 Nov. 1778; m. Sally Swan. 
Betsy,* b. 29 March, 1781 ; d. March, 1827, and Sally* b. 21 March, 
1785, each m. Beza Keith. 

Children of Seth^ [69] and his 2d wife Lydia (Badcock) Sumner. 

(114) ni. Ltdia,^ b. 6 Dec. 1743; m. George Clarke. 

(115) IV. Ebenbzer,* b. 11 May, 1745 ; d. about 4 hours after. 

(116) y. Enos,* b. 25 Sept. 1746, unmarried ; was a physician in "Milton, 
d. 3 June, 1796. 

(117) VI. William,* b. 6 Auc. 1748; m. 1st, Elizabeth Minot. 2d, 
Mary Pond. 3d, Sarah Thayer. Children: William,* b. 10 Jan. 
1775 ; d. young. Elizabeth,* b. 17 March, 1777 ; m. George Fessen- 
den, Nov. 1795. Martha,* bap. 80 May, 1779. Lucy* bap. 1781. 
Charlotte* b. Oct. 1784. Clarissa* b. 26 Oct. 1786. William,* b. 
27 Dec. 1788 ; m. Abigail Ford. Abigail Minot,* b. 18 May, 1792. 
Mary* b. 6 July, 1795. Charles,* b. 5 Jan. 1797 ; m. Jane R. V. 
Walker. Rufus Pond,* b. 17 Jan. 1799 ; m. Susan Kingsbunr. 
Edward* b. 20 Sept. 1800. Sally Richards,* b. 6 Aug. 1802. El- 
vira,* h. 16 June, 1804. 

(118) VII. Esther,* b. 12 Sept 1750 ; m. Benjamin Vose. 

(119) VIII. Clement,* b. 2 Feb. 1752 ; m Elizabeth Randall. Children : 
Esther* m. John Savels, went to Gardiner, Me. Lydia,* unmarried. 
Elizabeth,* m. John Gould of Roxbury. Abigail,* b. 29 Nov. 1778. 
Nancy, ^ b. 27 April, 1780 ; m. Joshua Seaver of Roxbury. Seth,^ b. 
10 Feb. 1782. Clement* b. 30 Oct. 1783 ; m. Mary Capen 24 Oct. 
1816. Reuben,* bap. 26 Oct. 1788. Job,^ m. Sally Pond. Mary,* 
m. Thomas Fillebrown, resides at Washington. Adeline W.* m. 
Artemas Young, of Lowell. 

(120) IX. Job,* b. 23 April, 1754, grad. H. C. 1778. He was a Major in 
the Massachusetts line of the army of the Revolution ; d. 16 Sept 
1789 ; had a son Job,* b. at Milton, 20 Jan. bap. 17 March, 1776, 
whose name was afterward changed to Charles Pinekney* grad. H. 
C. 1796. He was High Sheriff of Suffolk and mar. Relief Jacobs by 
whom he had children: Hon. Charles,^ b. at Boston, 6 Jan. 1811, 
grad. H. C. 1830, and is now a U. S. Senator from Massachusetts. 
matilda,^ Albert,^ Henry, ^ George,^ b. 5 Feb. 1817, distinguished as 
a scholar and traveller, author of ** Memoirs of the Pilgrims at Ley- 
den ;'* Jane,^ Mary,'' Horace,^ b. 25 Dec. 1824, (who perished in 
the wreck of the ship Elizabeth, on Fire Island, near New York cit^^ 


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Jazaniah Ford. 

Harriet Coffin, had children : 

Children : William Sumner^, 

18 July, 1850,) Julia!' [See Loring's Hundred Barton OrtUars.pp 
325 Ac 617] 

(121) X. RiTFus/b 19 Feb. 1756* 

(122) XI Hannah.* k 15 April, 1757. 

(123) Xn. Abigail,* b. 18 Aug, 1760; m. 

(124) Xin, Jesse,* b. 15 Nov. 1763; m. 
Harriet*^ m* Hon. Nathan <4pplcton, 
Harriet^ Nathttn^ Nathaniel Coffin,^ 

Children of Sitmuel^ [77] and EHzaheth (Grijln) Sumner. 

(125) 1. Ann»* b. 25 Sept. 1724 ; m. Edward Rugbies. They lived in 
Pomfret, afterward removed to Montague. He died ther^ 25 Dec. 
1797. She d. 10 Jyly, 1808. Children: Benjamin^ h. 10 Aug. 1747 ; 
d. 10 July, 1704. ^l%fl;/,«b. 23 June, 1749; d. 1800. Samuel,'' 
b. 25 Feb. 1751 ; d. 23 Oct. 1778. EHzaheth,* b. 20 April, 1753. 
Ann,^ h. 4 Oct. 1755. Hannah* b. 15 Aug. 1758. Edward* b. 3 
April, 1763. Thomas* b. 11 Aug. 1765. 

(126) 11. Samuel,* b. 22 Aug. 1726 ; m. Dorothy Williams, April, 1754. 
He died 23 July, 1805. She died 29 Aug, 1800. 

(I27J III Elizabeth,* b. 24 Oct. 1728; m. Daniel Williams. They 
lived at a place called the " Counlrv Gore," since Charlton, Mass. 
She died 21 Aug. 1757. Children r Hannah* b. 25 May, 1751 ; d. 8 
October, 1778. Elhaheth,* b. 4 April, 1753. Isaac* b. 1 June, 1755. 

(128) IV. Gkorge,* b. 22 Nov. 1730 ; m, Abigail Holdridge, 1753, He 
d. 27 Srpt. 1778. She d. 17 Dec. 1781. Their first five children were 
daughters, who died (four of thetn in the space of fourteen days) with 
the canker or throat distemper. Afterwards they had a dau' Lucy/ 
and son Samuel^ Lwry* m. in New York State, and had a family. 
Samuel* d. in 1802, unmarried. 

V. Joseph,* (148) b, 19 Jan, 1740, in Pomfrct, Ct In 1755 
hi$ entered Y^ale College, where he grad. in 1759, D, D. at 
H, C. in 1814, aitd about the same time the like honorary degree 
was conferred upon him by Columbia College, S,C. He was ord* in 
Shrewsbury, Mass., 23 June, 1762, succeeding in the pastorate. Rev. 
Job Cashing, who died in 1760. These first iwo ministers of Shrews- 
. bury, ** in their luiiled course filled a full century." 

Mr. S. m. Lucy Williams, of Pomfret, 12 May, 1763. (Thia 
branch of the Williams family removed from Roxburj, Mass.) She 
was born 5 Feb. 1739 ; d. 13 Feb. 1810. A discourse was given at 
her funeral by Rev, Peter Whitney of Northboro\ 

Rev. Dr. Sumner deceased 9 Dec. 1824, in the 63d year of his 
ministry, and nearly at the close of 65 years of his life. A sermon 
was preached at his inlcrmrnt by Rev. Aaron Bancroft, of Worces- 
ter, who says of Dr. S., *♦ During the period of sixty-two years, he 
was never absent from the stated communion of his church." 

Dr. S. preached discourses at the interments of Rev, Messrs. Buck- 
minster, Goodrich, and Foster, ministers of Rutland, Mass. His pub- 
Usbod discourses are, a itrrmon at tht; ordinntion of his son, Hev^ 
Samuel Sumner, at Southbor()\ I June, 1791 ; a Thanksgiving 
sermon, preached 28 Nov. 1799; sermon at thn ordination of Rev, 
Wilkes Allen, at Chilm^ford, IG Nov, 1N03 ; Half Century Discourse, 
preached in Shrewsbury, 23 Juno, 1812. 

(l«>) VI. Saijim,* b.26 April, I74a* 


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Children of Jokri* [88] and Susannah {Stevens) Sumner. 

(131) I. Susannah,* b. 28 Aug. 1730. ' 

(132) II. SAMUEL,s(]56)b.29Dec.l732;in. 1st, Susannah Boylston, 18 
Aug. 1757, m. 2d, Elizabeth Bugbee, about 1781. He was Deac. 
of Dr. Porter's church in Roxbury. 

Children of Samuel^'* [90] and Abigail {Mather) Sumner. 

(133) I. Amy,* b. Aug. 1742; d. Aug. 1743. 

(134) II. Polly,* b. 8 or 18 May, 1744; m. John Williams of Roxbury, 
5 May, 1768. He d. 16 June, 1809. She d, 12 Sept 1824. Chil- 
dren, Samuel,* b. 30 March, 1770; d. 10 Oct. 1770. Abigail,* b. 
9 April, 1772. Polly,^ b. 10 April, 1773. Amy,^ b. 16 June, 

. 1775 ; d. 10 Oct. 1776. SaUy* b. 7 May, 1776. Amy* b. 23 
Jan. 1779. John* b. 10 April, 1780. Fanny* b. 31 Aug. 1782. 
A son,* b. and d. 7 March, 1783. Samuel S.* b. 2 Nov. 1784 ; d. 

(135) III. Edward,^ (135) b. 14 June, 1746; m. 1st, Rebecca Payson. 
She d. 13 Nov. 1804. He m. 2d, Joanna,* (151) dau. of Rev. Jo- 
seph Sumner of Shrewsbury, 10 June, 1806. He d. at his residence 

. on Sumner st. Roxbury, 28 Oct. 1829. 

(136) IV. Nicholas Boylston,' b. 3 May, 1749; d. Aug. 1749. - 

Children of Samuel* [90] by his 2'd wife, Mary Weld. 

(137) V. Catharine,* b. 10 May, 1768. 

(138) VI. Hannah,* b. 14 Feb. 1770. 

(139) VII. Samuel,* b. 13 Dec. 1772. 

Children of Increased [91] and Sarah {Sharp) Sumner. 

(140) I. Sarah,* b. 3 Jan. 1737; m. Ebenezer Davis, 19 Aug. 1756. 
Children, Sarah,* b. 1757; m. Nathaniel Winchester; had Joseph,^ 

Nathaniel,' Henry,' who m. Mcintosh, resides in Townsend, 

Mass. ; Ebenezer,' Sarah,' m. Champney, have son Erastus' ; 

Ann,' who m. Wells Cgverly. They have one son. Wells,* living in 

Boston. Lucy,' m. Snow. Ebenezer,* h. 1766. Increase,^ m. 

Dana. Ebenezer* m. 1st, Sharp; children, Robert^ 

Sarah' ; m. 2d, Aspinwall ; children^ tucy,^ Ebenezer' ; In* 

crease Sumner,'' b. 1797, ord. at Dorchester, N. H. 9 Oct 1828, 
afterward at Wentworth,N. H. ; Thomas Aspinwall,^ b. 11 Dec. 1708. 
He was Mayor of Boston in 1845; d. 22 Nov. 1845. 

(141) II. Susannah,* b. 24 May, 1740; d. 27 April, 1742. 

(142) III. Susannah,* b. 22 May, 1742 ; d. 3 June, 1742. 

(143) IV. Elizabeth,* (179) b. 14 June, 1743; m. Col. Charles Cush- 
ing, 25 Aug. 1768. He was b. 1734, grad. H. C. 1755 ; was bred 
to the law, and for many years Sheriff of the County of Lincoln, 
Me. ; aAerwards Clerk of the Courts in Boston. He was a gentle- 
man worthy of his distinguished ancestors. He d. 7 Nov. 1810. 
She d. 31 May, 1817. 

Col. Charles Cushing was son of Judge John Gushing, Jr.,* and a 
bro. of Judge William Cushing of the Sup. Court, U. S. 

* See present vol. p. 41-45 . 


Genealogy of the Sumner Family, 

(144) V. Susannah,* b, 21 May, d. 22 June, 1745. 

(145) VL Increase,* " the Gov,'* (185) b. 27 Nov. 1746 ; m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Wm. and Mehetable Hyslop, 30 Sept 1779. She was bom 
5 Aug. 1757. He d. 7 June, 1799, in the 53d year of his age* 
She d. 28 Dec. 1810, aged 53, 

(146) VIL Edward,* b. 25 May, 1749; d. Aug. 1749, 

(147) Vm. Lucy,* b, 29 June, 1751; m. William Bowman, 5 June, 
1777. She d, at Roxbury, 12 March, 1813. They had Jonathan* 
who d, unm. William,^ b. 31 Aug. 1782. He was Capt. in Col. 
Mi]ler''s Reg* which distinguished itself so much in the war of 1812, 
and in which he individually displayed many acts of valor, particu- 
larly at Fort Erie and Bridge water. 

Children of Joseph^ [129] and Lucy (WtUiams) Sumner. ■ 

(148) I Sarah,* b. 6 May, 1764; m. William JennisQB of Worcester, 
30 Oct. 1788. Children, Elizabeth,'^ K 24 July, 1789. Joseph 

, Sumner,'' b. 15 March, 179L Nahum Eager ^'^ b. 25 April, 1793. 
Charier Horace,' b, 2 March, 1796. William Baniehon,' b. 10 
Sept. 1798. 

(149) IL Samuel,' b. 24 Sept. 1765; grad. D. C. 1786; ord. in South- 
boro\ 1 June, 1791 ; dis. 1 Dec. 1797, He m. a wid. Williams, 
formerly Taylor of South boro^, and removed to Bakersfield, Vi,, 
where he settled in the ministry, and died in 1836, aged 71 yeara. 

(150) III, Joseph,* b. 31 July, 1767; m. Rebecca Jeifrey of Salem iQ 
1797, and d. 4 Oct. 1825. His wife d. 31 March, 1824, ae. 56. 
Children, jlnn Jeffrey, b. 20 May, 1799; m. Jubal Howe, of Boa- 
ton, 17 Nov. 1830. James Jefery, b. 10 Oct. 1801, d. unm. 1 Jan. 

(151) IV. Joanna,* (175) b. 5 Sept. 17^9; m. Edward Sumner, 10 
June, 1806. She is now living in Roxburv. 

(152) V. Lucy,* k 24 Dec. 1771 ; m, Joseph Wheeler, Jr. of Worcester, 
13 Jan. 1793. 

(153) V(, Elizabeth,' b, 15 Dec, 1773. 

(154) VIL Dorothy,* b. 31 Dec, 1777; m* George Merriom of Wor* 
cester, 22 Dec. 1796, and d. there his wid, March, 1841. He d. in 
W. in 1802. Their son George M,^ m. Caroline Pamelia, dau. of 
Samyel Haven, Jr. 

(155) VIIL Erastos,* b. 10 Feb. 1783; m, Lavinn Boyd of Marlboro% 
12 Jan. 1805. Children: Caroline MariaJ b. 7 Jan. 1807; m, 
Arnold L. Allen in 1833. Lucy Williams,' k 14 Aug. 1809; d. 
I Jan. 1827. Lydia Marse,' b. 18 Jtme, 1812. Sarah Ann,' b. 
8 Nov, 1814. Jane Augusta' b, 18 Nov. 1817. George,' b. 12 
March, 1819, d, 19 Sept. 1821, Catharine Whipple,' b. 8 July, 1822. 
George,' b, 25 July, 1824, 

Children of Samuel^ [132] and Susannah (Bayhton) Sumner, 

(156) I. SirsANNAH,* b. 21 Jan. 1759. 

(157) IL Elizabeth,* b, 22 June, 1770, m. Jesse Doggell, 1 Dec. 1790» 
He was b. 12 Jan, 1761, and died 10 Aug. 1813. She is living. 
Children : Elizabeth Sumner,' b. 12 Sept. 1791, see (165,) Samuel 
Sumner,' b. 26 Oct. 1795, d. 25 April 1802, Jesse,' b. 1 1 Dec. 1797, 
d. 4 Oct, 1815. Increase Sumner,' b. 22 Nov. 1799, d. 8 Nov. 1820. 

1854] Genealogy of the Sumner Family. 128o 

Susannah,^ b. 25 May, 1802, d. 1 July, 1805. AUgail Whiting,^ b. 

8 March, 1804, d. 5 Oct. 1822. Samuel Sumner Boyhton,^ b. 9 

May, 1808, d. 2 Jan. 1854. 
(158) III. Mary,* b. 10 Oct. 17^2. 
(169) IV. Susannah,* b. 5 Feb. 1776. 

Children of Samuel [1^] ^<^ Elixaheth (Bughee) Sumner. 

(160) V. Sallt,* b. 14 May, 1782, m. Lemuel ChurchiU, about 1802; 
had 7 children. She d. 11 Feb. 1832. 

(161) VI. Abigail,^ b. Sept. 1784, d. unmM, Aug. 1838. 

(162) VII. Mary,* b. 1 Aug. 1786, m. Gerry Fairbanks in May 1807 ; 
had 5 children, two living. 

(163) VIII. Deborah Willi ams,« b 24 July 1788, unm'd. 

(164) IX. Nancy,* b. 13 Aug. 1790, m. Samuel Williams Weld, 27 
April, 1818 ; had 3 children. 

Children of Edward^ [135] and Rebecca (Payson) Sumner. 

(165) I. Fanny,^ b. 22 Dec. 1783, m. in 1803, Elijah Lewis, of Can- 
ton, now Roxbury. Shed. 16 May, 1810. He m. 2d, Elizabeth 
Sumner Dogeett,^ 5 Aug. 1819, (dau. of Elizabeth,* [157.]) They 
have one child only, George' b. 25 May, 1820, m. Susannah Minnes; 
they have 2 children. 

(166) II. Martha,* b. 9 Aug. 1785, d. 27 April, 1807. 

(167) III. Henry Payson,* b. 30 Aug. 1787; went to Baltimore, Md., 
in Sept. 1807, to reside with his ipatemal uncle Henry Payson, a 
merchant of that city. He m. 29 June, 1818, Frances AlJanby 
Steele, b. in Baltimore, 20 June, 1800 ; a dau. of John Steele, a 
native of Allanby, in Cumberland, Eng., who d. in Baltimore, Aug. 
1806. Children : John Steele^ b. 31 July, 1819 ; Edward Stule^ 
b. 28 Jan. 1822, d. 18 July 1822 ; Valeria,^ b. 9 Oct. 1823 ; Francee 
SteeW b. 2 March, 1825 ; Anne Rebecca,^ b. 1 Sept 1826 ; Henry 
Payson,'' b. 26 June, 1828, d. 6 Aug. 1828 ; William Henry, ^ b. 7 
Jan. 1834 ; Helen Payson,^ b. 5 Feb. 1836. 

(168) IV. Maria,* b. 11 Aug. 1789, m. Timothy D. Brown ; Children, 
Frances,^ and CreorgeJ 

(169) V. Samuel,* b. 10 July, 1791. 

(170) VI. MosBS Davis,* b. 11 Oct. 1792, d. 25 Dec. 1811. 

(171) Vn. Nancy,* b. 22 Nov. 1794, d. 30 March, 1811. 

(172) VIII. Rebicca,* b. 28 Sept 1796, m. Samuel P. Williams, M. D., 
of Porofret, Ct. Children : EmelineJ Ann Rebecca,^ and several 
others who died in infancy. 

(173) DC. Emeline,* b. 26 Nov. 1798; m. Charles R. Pearce in Baltir 
more, 20 Nov. 1825. Children : baac WtnOow; b. in 1826. Henry 
Sumner^^ Rebecca^ Emily ^ and Catharine Russell.'' 

(174) X. Susan,* b. 8 Sept. 1800 ; m. Timothy Hunt in 1823 ; d. April, 
1831. Children: Edward^ who d. in infancy. Edward^ and 

(176) XL Jane,* b. 28 July, 1802. 

Children of Edward [135] by his 2d wife Joanna [151] Sunnier. 

176) Xn. Maktha Elizabeth/ b. 21 March, 1808. 

177) XIII. Edward,* b. 3 Aug. 1810. . 

178) XIV. Abigail Mather,* b. 23 Aug. 1818. 



Genealogy of the Sumner Family, 


I Childr. I of Elhaheth" [14S] and Charles Cushing, I 

(179) L A dau/ R 6 April, 1770; tl. in iofancv* 
(IBO) IL A dau.* b. 6 March, 1771 ; d. in infancy. 

(181) 11 L Elizabeth,* b. 9 March, 1772 ; m, Elisha Doane, of CohnsseU^ 
He was the father of Gen, \V, H* Sumner's Sd wife ; no issue. 

(182) IV. UxnY* k 16 Jan. 1774; m. 1st, Hon. Eli P- Ashmun. U. S. 
Senator; 2d, Stephen Coci man, being his 2d wife* She d, 13 Aug* 
1846 ; no issue. 

(183) V. Charles,* b. 22 Dec. 1775; m. Ann Huske Sheafe, dau. of 
Jacob S. of Portsm'>, 12 March, 1805, She was born 14 Jan. 1781. 
He d. 6 Aug. 1849. Children : Ann Elizabeth,' h, 2 Feb. 1806 ; m. 

I Thomas Sheafe Coffin of Portsmouth, N. H. 27 Feb. 1846 ; no child. 
I ren. Charles; b. SI July. 1807, d, 21 Sept. 1809. Jacob Sheafe,^ b. 15 
I May, 1809 ; d. 24 March. 1814, Charles Wiliiam,' h. 24 May, 181 1 ; 
I d. Oct. 1834. Mary Sheafe^ b. in Roxbury, m. Robert Wain Israel 
I of Philadelphia, 24 Dec. 1834, Children: Mary Lewis,* b. 8 Oct, 
I 1835. Charles Gushing,* b. 1 Oct 1836, WilHam Pu9etf,*h.2b 
I Oct. 1838. Josephine,* b. 28 June, 1840. Kate* b. 26 May, 1844 
I Theodore Sheafe,'^ h, at Little Harbor, N,H,, 24 Aug, 1817 ; fn. his 

I cousin, Mrs. Lucy Gushing Sheafe', (widow of Augustus, son of 
I William of Portsmouth, N. H.,) 25 June, 1846. fie died 27 Aug. 
I 1850. Children : Lucy,* Augustina,* b, 4 Feb. 1836. Anna Cush- 
I ing* b. 18 March, 1847. Edward Cutts* b. I July, 1820; d. 5 

Dec. 18-25. Harriet Augusta Paine* b, 10 Oct. 1822. 
(164) VI, Sarah,* b. 21 Nov. 1777; m. Charles Paine, 21 May, 1797. 

Children : Helen,' m. George B. Carey, 30 Sept. 1823. They had 
I children : George Blankero, William Aylwin, Edward Montague, 
I Sarah Paine, Fanny Helen, Charles Paine, Anne Montagu. Sarah,' 
I m, Wm. C. Ay twin ; no children. She died Aug. 1848, He is dead, 
I CAfir/c5 C,,^ m, Fanny C, Jackson, 29 Oct. 1832; have children:, 

I Charles Jackson,* b. 26 Aug. 1833. William Gushing,* b. 26 Aug. 

I 1834, Robert Treat,* b. 28 Ocl. 1835, Fanny J,,' b. 19 Sept. 
r 1837. Sarah C.,* b, 15 Dec. 1838. Mary Anne,' b. 6 Nov. 1843. 

Increase Sumner,' b. 10 May, 1845, Helen,' b. 6 Feb. 1851, 
(185) Vir. LucT,* b. 3 Feb. 1780; m, Henry Shcafc, 23 Nov. 1805. 

Children: WilHam Henry,' b, 11 March, 1809; m. 1st, Rhoda 

Richardson ; had two children, one named AJbcrL 2d, m, Frances 
I Watdron, 1852 ; have one boy. Harriet Cushing,' b, 15 Sept 181 1 ; 
I m. Augu.stus Addison Gould, M.D;, 25 Nov. 1833. Children : Har* 
I riet Duren,* b, 13 Oct 1834. Lucy Cushing,* b. 18 Oct 1835. 
I Sarah Eliiaheth,* b. 12 Dec. 1836 ; d. 9 April, 1642. Charles 
I Augustus,* b. 30 Dec 1837. George Ticknor,* b. 15 Jan. 1840; d. 
[ 25 April, 1841. William Aylwin,* b, 25 June, 1841. Julia NicoHna,* 
I b. 23 April, 1844. Alice Eliza* b, 19 April, 1848 ; d. 9 March, 

I 1849. Edward* b. 10 Sept 1850. 

I Lucy,' b. 19 July, 1814 ; m, 1st, 4 Feb. 1835, Augustus Sheafe, 

I who d. same year. They had Lttcy Auguslina* b. 4 Feb. 1836, 
I Lucy,' m. 2d, Theodore S. Cushing, 25 June, 1846, He was b. 24 
I Aug. 1817 ; d. 27 Aug. 1850 ; had Anna* b. 18 March, 1847. 
I Charles Cushing,' 4th child of Lucy* and Henry Sheafe. 

Children of Increase [14^] and Elizaheth (Hyslop) Sumner. 
fl86) I. William Hyslop,* b. on the night of the 4th of Julv, 1780; 
gmd ff* C. 1799; aid de camp io Go^etnom Strnnflr and Era|||B| 

^ ^ 

1854.] Genealogy of the Sumner Family. I28q 

to the former in 1806 and from 1813 to 1816, and toithe latter from 
1816 to 1818, when he was appointed Adjutant G jeral by Governor 
Brooks. He held that and the Quarter Master General's office under 
Governors Brooks, Eustis, Lincoln and Davis, till in 1834, when upon 
his resignation General Dearborn was appointed his successor. In 
1808 and the eleven following years he was one of the Representatives 
of the town of Boston. On the 10 Sept. 1814, he was appointed by 
Governor Strong Executive Agent to repair *' to the District of Maine 
(which was then invaded by the enemy) and promptly to provide every 
practicable mean for the defence of that part of the State." On the 
same day the Commissioners for sea coast defence (Hon. David 
Cobb, Timothy Pickering, and John Brooks) also confided to him 
their full power. In Dec. 1814, he was appointed by the Board of 
War to borrow money of the banks and pay off the troops which had 
been called out in Maine, and when it was afterwards proposed to 
send three Commissioners (two from Massachusetts and one from 
Maine) to the General Government to confer with it upon measures 
of defence of the State in future, the members of the Legislature 
from Maine agreed upon him as their Commissioner to represent the 
interest of that part of the State. In 1816 he was Agent with Hon. 
James Lloyd to present the Massachusetts claim to the General Gov- 
ernment for Militia services ; in Nov. 1826 was appointed by the 
Secretary of War a member of a Board of Army and Militia officers 
of which Major General Scott was President, to report a plan for the 
organization of the Militia and a system of cavalry tactics. In Dec. 
1831, Mr. Sumner contracted for the purchase of Grecnough's half 
of Noddles Island (his sister and uncle owning the other half) and 
projected the settlement of it as a part of the City of Boston. He 
m. 1st, Mary Ann Perry, 4 Oct. 1826, dau. of Hon. James DeWolf 
of Bristol, R. I., and wid. of Raymond H. J. Perry, brother of Com^ 
modore O. H. Perry. Mrs. Sumner d. 14 July, 1834. 

Children of Raymond IL J. and Mary Ann {De Wolf) Perry. 

James De Wolf J b. 2 Sept. 1818 ; m. Julia Sophia Jones,* 3 March, 

1836. She was born 22 March, 1816. They had children : Ray- 

' mond H, /.» b. 2 Oct. 1836. James De Wolf" b. 22 Dec. 1838. 

Calbraith Bourne,'' b. 23 Sept. 1846. Julia Bourne,"^ b. 6 July, 1850. 

Charles Vamum," b. 18 July, 1853. 

Nancy ^ m. Robert Lay. 

Alexander^ b. 4 May, 1822 ; m. Lavinia C. Howe, 6 May, 1847. 
Children : William Hyslop Sumner,^ b. 26 March, 1848. Mary Ann 
De Wolf* b. 2 Aug. 1850. Josephine De PFoV,' b. 14 June, 1852. 

William Hyslop Sumner,* m. 2d, Maria Foster Greenough, 13 
Dec. 1836 (dau. of Elisha Doane, of Cohasset, and wid. of David S. 
Greenough. See children of David S. and Maria F. Greenough, on 
p. 1285). She d. 14 Nov. 1843. 

William H. Sumneb,* m. 3d, Mary Dickinson Kemble, of New 

York, 18 April, 1848. Mrs. S. is a dau. of Peter Kemble and grand 

dau. of Gen. John Cadwallader, also a niece of Gov.' Thomas Gage. 

(186) 11. Mehetable Stoddabd,® b. 1 Aug. 1784 ; m. Benjamin Welles, 1 

Aug. 1815. She d. 31 Jan. 1826. Children : Elizabeth,^ b. 13 Aug. 

* Her grandfather, Hon. Benj. Bourne, was district Jadge of Rhode Island. 


Genealogy of the Sumner Fami^r 


1816; m 'Stephen H, Perkins, 9 Nov- 1847. They had one child, 
Elhaheth Welhs^ Mrs. P. d. 10 Feb. 1849. Georgiana,^ l>. 22 
Sept. 1818 ; m. John O. Sargent 17 Jan. 1854. Benjamin Samuel ^^ 
b. 27 Dec. 1823 ; m. Catherine Schemerhorn, 6 June, 1850 ; have 
child Hf/en/ b. 22 May, 1851. 
(187) III. Eliza,' m. James W. Gerard of New York, 3 Oct. 1820. 
Children: Williavi Sumner,' b, 12 Nov, 1821 ; d. 22 March, 1831, 
James Watson,'' b.20 June, 1823. Elizabeth Sumner^^h, 15 January, 
1826 ; m. Frederic Wiggin. They have one child, Frederic Holme* ^ 
b. in London, 26 Dec. 1853. Juliette AnnJ^ 



Col. Samuel SHfiiMPTON was the son of Henry Shrimpton, who 
was a member of the church in Boston in 1639. Henry had a brother 
Edward, who left five children, four of these were daughters. The in- 
ventory of Henry^s estate, taken 24 July» 1666, amounted to ^11,979, 
and occupies twelve folio pages on the Probate Records. In his will 
dated 17 July, 1666, he gave "^10 to the society of Christians in Nod- 
dles Island of which Gold and Osborn were members." The whole of 
this " island or continent of land" was estimated, in Sir Thomas Temple's 
deed to Samyel Shrimpton, in 1670, to contain 1,000 acres besides the 
flats; as, on the 6th of May, 1640, "it was declared that all the flats 
round about Noddles Island do belong to Noddies Island to low water 
mark." From SamU Shrimpton, as their ancestor, it descended lo the 
Greenough, Hyslop, and Sumner families, one of whom projected its 
settlement as a part of the city and formed a company for that purpose. 

Col. S. went lo England and there married Mrs. Elizabeth Dreeden. 
They came to America where their son and only child Samuel was born. 
Upon an after visit to England, the Colonel and his wife persuaded her 
niece Elizabctli Richardson to come with them to this country, whom 
their son Samuel m. 7 May, 1696. They had one child only, a dau, 
Elizabeth, who m. John Yeamans, of St. James^ parish, Westminster, 
Eng, He was a nephew of Lord Barrington. She died 4 Dec. 1721, ce. 
19 years. Mr. Yeamans died at Richmond, Surrey, Eng., in 1767, leav- 
ing a plantation in the island of Antigua, (which Gen. Sumner sold on his 
visit to that island in 1818,) and large estates in America. 

It appears, by the family papers, that Col. Shrimpton owned 1-20 of a 
tract of land lying on the Merrimack river, containing in the whole 60 
miles in length, and 12 miles in breadth, on each side of the said river, 
which he empowered his wife to convey to their dan. Elizabeth Shrimp- 
ton, then wife of their son Samuel, afterward wife of David Stoddard. 
This was confirmed by John Yeamans, in 1720. 

Col. Samuel Shrimpton d. 

of apoplexy, 9 Feb. 1697-8. 
This fac-simile of his auto- 
graph was taken from his 
will dated 5 Juno 1697. 

J^?fUf^ J^!^^^ 

His widow** on the 31 May, 1709, m. Simeon Stoddard, the son oi 

* Elizabeth Shrimpton let her dwelliDg bouses, 3 water Mills, aegroet, dee. 



1854] Genealogy of the Sumner Family. I28s 

Aathony,* who came to Boston in 1639, and died 16 March 1666-7. 
The wid. of Samuel Shrimpton, Jr., m. David' Stoddard, son of Simeon,' 
23 Dec. 1713, and had children : Mary^* h. 11 Nov. 1715, who m. Rev. 
Charles Chauncy, D. D., no issue ; Sarah^"^ h 10 Aug. 1718, m. Deacon 
Thomas Grcenough, 24 May, 1750. He was h. May, 1710, and d. 16 
Aug. 1785. She d. March 1778. They had children :— 

David Stoddard^ Esq., b. 31 July 1752, m. wid. Ann Doonc, 11 May, 
1784. (She having then a son John Doane who m. Persis Craf\s. He d. 9 

April, 1795, ffi 22 years, without issue. His wid. m. Homes, and d. 

in 1849. ) The maiden name of wid. Doanc was Ann Hough. She d. 9 July 
1802. bavid Stoddard^ and Ann Greenough had an only child, David 
Stoddard* b. 27 March, 1787, grad. H. C. 1805. He was Lt. Col. of the 
Independent Cadets, and m. Maria Foster Doanc, dau. of Elisha Doane 
of Cohasset, 14 June 1813. She was b. 2 Jan. 1793. They had chil- 
dren : David Stoddard,'' b. 10 July, 1814; H. C. 1833 ; and command- 
ed the same company his father did. He m. Anna A. Parkman, 10 Oct. 
1843 and had 3 children : David Stoddard,"^ b. 16 July, 1844 ; Johuj* 
b. 25 March, 1846 ; George Russell,'' b. 28 June, 1849. 

John,^ (2d son of David S.* and Maria F. Greenough,) b. 19 Oct. 1815, 
d. 8 March, 1842. Anna,^ b. 13 Oct. 1817, m. Henry K. Burgwyn, 29 
Nov. 1838 ; had 8 children : Maria, Henry King, Anna Greenough, Wm. 
H. Sumner, John Collinson, George Pollock, Alveston, — Pierpont. 

MflrtV (3d child of David S.«) b. 11 Jan. 1820 ; d. 22 Aug. 1820. 
James,'' b. 8 Oct. 1821 ; H. C. 1842 ; now living. George,^ b. 17 July, 
1824 ; d. 22 Aug. 1824. Maria,' b. 29 Sept. 1828 ; d. 13 Aug. 1830. 
Jane Doane,'' b. 26 Dec. 1830 ; d. 29 March, 1847. 

Col. David Stoddard Greenough,* d. 6 Aug. 1830. His wid. m. Gen. 
Wm. H. Sumner, 13 Dec. 1836, (his 2d marriage.) She d. 14 Nov. 

William,^ (2d son of Deac. Thomas and Sarah Greenough) was bom 
29 June, 1756 ; grad. Y. C. 1774. He was a minister at Newton ; m. 
Ist, Abigail, dau. of Rev. Stephen Badger ofNatick, 1 June, 1785. Chil- 
dren : Sarah C* b. at Newton 24 Aug. 1787; m. Josiah Fuller, Jr. 27 
April, 1789 ; d. 20 Dec. 1815. Abigail,* b. 24 April, 1790; m. Robert 
H. Thayer, 11 June, 1816. William* b. 14 Sept. 1792 ; m. Sarah 
Gardner, 23 Aug. 1817. Children : William Whitwell,' b. 25 June, 

Notles Island to Nicb. Roberts and Ben. Jackson of Boston, Merch^*, for 7 y'% at £200, 
p. ann., lease dated April 18, 1100.— State Archives, Bk. 40, |i. 786. 

Inventory of the Estate of Madam Eliz^ Stoddard, taken 15 July, 1713:— "The 
Brick dwelling house in Kin«f s^ £2000— Lead Cistern in the yard £20— Brick Hoose 
& land in Shrimptons Lane £250— Land at South End of Boston [where the Winthrop 
house stands] bo^ of W^ Grec £90— Land bo^ of William Wnght £60— The Pas- 
tures Joyning Beacon Hill [where the State House stands] £150 — House ie. Land at 
North End of Boston £120—2016 oz« plaie at 8s. £806 6."— 24 oz. gold £144. 

<• Noddles Island Ac stock viz.. Land, Houses, &c. £12,000.— House in the tenure 
of Christopher Caprill £20— Farm at Rumney Marsh [Chelsea] £1000.'' Ace. 

Total Amount, £18,044 lis. 9d. 

* See N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg. Vol. V. ^851) pp. 21-42 for an interesting account 
of the Stoddard family, to which Ls annexed the Journal of Hon. John Stoddard (son of 
the Rev. Solomon and grandson of Anthony,i) who, in 1713, was sent by Governor 
Dudley "as a Commissary to Quebec to negotiate ihe redemption of prisoners taken 
from New England." 

On p. 25 of that article, line 13 from top, it is stated that David Stoddard m. Eliza- 
beth, grand-dau. of Col. Samuel Shrimpton. Sh3 was his dau.-in-laWf the widow of 
his son Samuel. 


Getieatogy of the Sumner Family, 


1818 ; IL a 1837 ; m. Catharine Scollay, dau. of Charles P. Curtis, 15 
June, 1841. Children ; WiUiam,* b. 29 June, 1843. Charles Pelham,^ 
b. 29 Jyly, 1844, Anna Sco/%/ b. 14 May, 1847 j d. 21 Aug. 1547. 
MaJcom ScoUay,* b. 31 Aug. 1848, Catharine Margaret^* b. 12 Jan* 
1852. Ann* (dan. of Wm.*) b. 23 Sept. 1794; d. 1 March, 1816. 

Rev. Wm* Greenough m, 2d, Lydia Haskins of Boston, 22 May, 1798. 
Children: Hannah,^ b. 6 April, 1799. Martha Stevens,'' K 22 Aug. 
1801 ; m. Joseph H. Thayer, 7 Dec. 1819. Thomas; b. 11 June, 1803 ; 
m. Mary J* Caruthers, U Sept. 1826; had 7 children. Fanny ^ b 17 
Dec. 1805 ; d, at Amherst, 15 Dec. 1837. Elizabeth; b. 13 Sept. 1807 ; 
m. Isaac R. Barbour, 7 Feb. 1838. 

David Stoddard Greenougk; Esq, died 24 Aug. 1826, SD. 74. Rev. 
William^ died in 1831, a?. 75, Yeamans^ and Newman^ (gemini cbUdpen 
of Deac. Thomas* and Sarah Grcenough) b, 4 May, 1758; d, young j 
and Chaunccy,^ b. 25 July, 1760; d. 7 Oct. 1778. " 

John' Yeamans, Lieut. Gov. of the Island of Antigua, m. Nichols ; 

children, John; d. young. Henry* m, Shute, who had John,* who 

m. Elizabeth Shrimpton. They had 
a son, Shufe Shrimplon; who m. Ma» 
til da Gunlhorp. Shute Shrrmpton^^ 
and Matilda, had two daughters and 
a son John,* all d. young ; also a son 
Shute,* who died of consumption on 
his passage to America, 9 June, 
1774, a?, about 20. Shute Shrimpton 
Yeamans* died 10 Sept. 1769.* 

A dau of Henry' Yeamans d, uom. ; another dau. Elizahethi m. 

Smith of St. Thomas ; no issue. She m. * Flock of St. Eustatius, and 

had two tiaus. one of whom it is supposed m. John Duvind. They had 
a son Daniel,* who had a son John,' both father and son b. in St. Thomas, 
consequently aliens, and incapable of inheriting in Antigua. 

William^ and wife Mary had John,* who m. Kerr, They had two 

sons, who d, in infancy, and a dau. Elizabeth,* who m. 1st, William 
Archhold ; 2d, Sir James Laroch. She d. without issue. SflraA,"* m* 
1st, William Thomas ; children, WiiHarn^^ who d. unm. Elizabeth; m* 
Francis Farley, no issue. Sarah; m. 2d, William Archbold, and had 
Sarah,* who m. Ernest Udney. Charity; m. Wm. McKennen. Mary^ 
m. Joseph Martin. Frances; m. Nicholas Collins, and had a dau, Marvi* 
who m. Nicholas Lynch. They had a dau, Mary,* who m. Samuel At* 
hill. EHtaheth; m. Samuel Elliot ; they had a son Samuel^ Rachel; 
m. lit, Jameg Emery ; 2d, Wm. Woodly Parsons; 3d, Lockhart Russell. 

% By the will of Shale Shrimpton Yeamiins, (his soa Shute having died under age, 
and wiihout issae.) Noddle^s I^^land was given to bis three aunts^ Mury Chaunc^f 
Siirah Greenough anil Mehetable Hyslop, in fee taiL They all suffered a common 
recovery, and beeame teaants in common in fee simple* Mrs. Greenough's 2-6 de- 
scended to her two sons, David and Wilhara, in equal moieiie^. Mrs. Uy slopes 2 6 
descended to her two children, David Byslop and Elizabeth Sumner, 1-6 to each. 
Mrs. Chauncy's 2 6 were divided between her two sisler*8 children, viz. . t 6 to Da* 
VtdS. Greenough, who t>ought «^ut his brother WiUiam. The fee of Mrs. Chauocy*s 
other haH\ or 1-6, came to Mr«. Elizabeth Sumner, she giving a moiety of the 
iacoiue thereof to her brother David, during his Ufe. Mrs Chauncy's 2 6 of the 
Anugua Estate descended to the heir^ at law. By ah which David S. Greenough 
i>0came the owner in fee of 3-6, Mrs. Eliaabeth Sumner, 2-6, and David Hyslop, 1'6» 



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A dau. of John," (the Lt. Gov.) m. John Sawcutt ; another m. John 
Ash ; Rachel^* d. unm. Henrietta^* m. Col. Martin. A dau. of John," 
m. Byam, another dau. m. Freeman. 

William Hyslop, Esq., son of James Hyslop, was bap. 26 Sept. 1714. 
He came from Humly Parish, near Haddington, Co. East Lowden, in 
Scotland ; was a merchant in Boston in 1746, and was burnt out by the 
great fire in 1760. On the 25th of October, 1750, he m. Mehetable, dau. 
of David and Elizabeth Stoddard. 

She d. 19 Nov. 1792, in the 74th ^ \ 

year of her age. He d. 11 Aug. ^^Z^-^:^^^^-^^ 
1796, in the 83d year of his age ; 7^^>^^^^^^''»^/5/ ^C. 
children, James^ b. 17 Sept. 1751 ; ^^"^ 

d. 9 May, 1752. William, b. 6 Nov. 1753 ; m. Betsy Williams of Sa- 
lem, 11 June, 1787. He d. 9 July, 1792, no children. David, b. 28 
Dec. 1755 ; m. Eliza Stone 
of Concord, Sept. 1793. 
She d. at York, Me. 6 June, 

1808. He m.2d,Jane,dau. 
of Joseph and Jane Wood- 
ward of Boston, 19 Oct. 

1809. She was b. 9 Sept. 1783 ; d. 13 Oct. 1848. He d. 16 Aug. 1822, 
CD. 67. Their children, David, b. 27 Oct. 1810 ; d. 29 Sept. 1831, leav- 
ing his mother sole heir. Jane, b. 4 Jan. 1814; d. 13 Sept. 1823. 
MeJielahlc Stoddard, b. 11 Feb. 1817 ; d. 15 June, 1818. Mary Ann, b. 
30 July, 1818; d. 15 Feb. 1819. 

Jane, the wid. of David, m. John Hay den, 22 May, 1825. He was b. 
11 July, 1768; d. 15 July, 1844. Mrs. Hayden had no child by her 
second husband. Mr. Hayden had several children by his first wife, all 
of whom died in infancy, excepting two who survived him, viz. : John C. 
a physician in Boston, b. 23 Sept. 1801, and Wm. Augustus, b. 29 March, 

The 4th child of William and Mehetable Hyslop was Elizabeth, b. 5 
Aug. 1757, who m. Gov. Increase Sumner, 30 Sept. 1779. 

Their 5th child was Mehetable, b. 15 Sept. 1763; d. same day. 


Portraits of various Members of the Family, are in possession of the 
following individuals : — 

Portrait of Simeon Stoddard and his 2d wife, Elizabeth (Shrimpton), in 
possession of W. H. Sumner. 

Portrait of Anthony" Stoddard and his wife, Martha (Belcher), in pos-. 
session of Mrs. Gerard, N. Y. 

Portrait of David Stoddard, in possession of D. S. Greenough. 

Portrait of Deac. Thomas Greenough and wife, of David Stoddard* 
Greenough and Ann (Doane) his wife, and of Col. David S.* Greenough, 
in possession of D. S. Greenough. 

Portrait of the widow of Col. David S.' Greenough, in possession of 
W. H. Sumner, her 2d husband. 

John Yeamans* miniature, in possession of W. H. Sumner. 

Portrait, half length, of Shuto Shrimpton Yeamans,* in possession of 
Mrs. Grcrard. 

* A full lensrth portrait of Shate Shrimpton Yeamans was taken from the hall oC 
the Maverick House, Ease BostoD, to which it was loaned. 


Abstracts of Early Wilts, 


A small picture, whole leoglh portrait of John Yea mans and Shute 
Shrimpton Yeamans, in possession of D. S* Greenough. 

Portrait of Col, Samuel Shrimpton, in possession of W. H. Sumner, 

William and David Hyslop, father and son, (miniatures,) in possession 
of W. H. Sumner. 

Gov. Increase Sumner and wife, in possession of W. H. Sumner. 

Two female portraits of the Yeamans family, in possession of Bcnj. 
Welles, Boston. 

A portrait of Elizabeth Shrimpton, who m. John Yeamans, in posses* 
sion of Mrs. Gerard. 

Portrait of Wm. H, Sunrmer, in possession of Mr. Gerard. 

Besides the portraits mentioned, there are several paintings by the oT 
masters, which came through the Yeamans family, and are now in pos- 
session of tlic Sumner and (yreenoogh families. 

There are several pieces of plate with the Shrimpton and Yeamans' 
arms, and a pair of embroidered high heeled shoes, in possession of Wil- 
liam H, Summer, the latter of which have the makers stamp on the iu- 
slde, in a circle, containing the masonic square and compass, and the 
words, ** Made by WinthP Gray, near the Cornfield, Boston — " He has 
also the parchment commission of Governor Samuel Shute of Massachu- 
setts, under the great seal of Great Britain, dated 15lh June, in the 2d 
year of the reign of George I, (1716,) 

A John Sumner was admitted an inhabitant of Boston 29 Jon, 1655. 
See Hist. ^ Anitqs, of Boston, 341. y 

A Thomas Sumner was among the settlers of Rowley, Ms^ 1643. 

A William Sumner married Rachel, dau. of Dr. William Averv, of 
Bed ham. 2'^ May, 1676. He was living 15 Oct. 1683. W. R. D. in 
King'^s Chapel Epitaphs^ p. 30S. 

Of these three Sumners we are now unable to add anything farlhefi 


[Prepared by Mr, Wjj. B. Taisit, of Dorchester. 

[Conlinaed from page C2.] 

Mr. John Cotton.^ — Deceased iJ3d Dec. 1652. Inventory of the estal 
taken 17 Jan. 1652, by Jo, Lei^eret^ WUhn, Colhum, Ja: Perm. Amt 
j6' 1 038.04. Proved 27 Jan. 1652, by Mrs, Sarah Cotton. Mentions, the 
dwelling house at Boston, y® ground before & backside^ other side of y* 
hill, besides y^ fourth pt built by S' Henrtf Vaine, The farme at Muddy 
River, 260 acres. [Will, vol. v. p. 240.] 

John Low, of Boston.— Inventory, 28 (11) 1653. Ami. £^00: 11\ 
Taken by Josh: Scottew^ Jn° BarrdU Estate indebted to good man Cxiktt 
W Padishall, M^ Scotawatf, W TFbrA'^% Goodman Packer , Goodman 
Tomas^ good wife Bcnitt^ Richard Benit^ W Stoder^ good man Hofsctf^ 
good wife Vane^ goodman Gridhy^ and olhen*. Amt. ^"214. 01, Power 




1854] Abstracts of Early Wills. 128tff 

of AdmiDistration granted to Anthony LotoCj his sone, so as he duely pro- 
uides for his Mother Comfortable Maintaineance dureing her life. An* 
thony Lowe deposed. 

Samuell Oliuee. — Inventory taken 5 (11) 1652^ by James Johnson^ 
Jn"* Floyd, Thomas Clarke. Amt. <£450. Accepted 12 (11) 1653. 

RoBT Woodward. — Inventory taken, 3 March, 1653. Amt £\ 19. 09. 06. 
Deceased oweth to Thomas Sauage, £7. 5*. 7"*. 7 March, 1653. Power 
of Administration granted Rachell Woodward^ his wife, in behalfe of her 
selfe & Children. Rachell Woodward deposed. 

Thomas Thaxter, of Hingham. — Inventory taken 20 Feb 1C53, by 
Joshua Hubbard, Matt. Hawke. Amt. ^^213. 18. 04. Elizabeth Thaxter, 
his wid. deposed March 9, 1653-4. Signed, by Joseph Hubbard, Matt, 
Hawke, Jn<» Leavitt. Recorded ye 7^ of May, 1654. 

In Book 2. Suffolk Records, p. 15, is a petition to the Court, for a 
Division of the Estate of Tho: Thaxter of Hingham, who died intestate, 
leaving an Estate to the value of about £230, Wid. to have a 3* pte. — 
eldest son a double porcon, the other 3 children equall shares, Elizabeth^ 
Sarah, Samuell ; eldest Sonne out of his share to pay his bro. Sam" £14 ; 
his sister Sarah, £2 ; and his wid. to have 40* by yeare payd to hir during 
the time of hir widdowhood. Hingham 20 Aprill 1654. 

John Thaxter. \ ^"JII'T *°, Elizabeth X Thaxter 

A1. L tr J / olflTW" & Sarah hir marke 

Abraham Harden j y^^^,^^ Mathev, Hauke 

Capt Joshua Hubbard deposed. Wy Pitts 

Since the giueing in of the Inventory there is found a debt of <£2. 17*. 
Approved by the Court, who desire that John Thaxter, y« sonne out of his 
porcon pay the last sume of 40s. mentioned as a debt the estate oweth* 

Elias Maineterd, of Sidmoth, County of Deuon in England. — Debts 
dew him from M' Tho, Brawton for his wages, Raphe Mason, Mr. Robt 
Scotte, W" Foy, Robt Walker, M' James Oliuer, Henery Lamper. Debts 
owing by him to Ric, Norton, y® Coop ; William Tolbut, Mr Hogsfie^he, 
Mentions Jn"" Shawe, Fisherman ; & Gamaliell Waight. Due by bound 
from Elias Parkemane to be paid in England, ^^30. Last year pd <£18 ; 
due for ought I know, i£12. Edward Rainsford deposed, 16 March, 53. 

James Ivet, of Brantrey. — Thomas Thaxter, Gregory Belcher, Edmond 
Quencser depose that James Ivey, late of Brantrey, who deceased theire 
the 3** of March last, did declare his last will and testament to this pur- 
pose. He gaue to the Elders of Brayntree, namely, W. Thompson & 
Mr Flynt, £5 to be divided equally ; debts being pd, rest of his estate to 
/n' Ivey, his brothers sonne. Tho, Thaxter d& Gregory Belcher to be his 
overseers. Thomas Thaxter deposed 26 Aprill, 1654. In the Inventory 
is mentioned Jno Mills of Brantry, Sam^ Bearing, Tho. Thaxter, jun^, 
Sami Stables. 

HiCHAELL Metcalfe, of Dedham. — Inventory taken 31, 1 : 1654, by 
Eleazer Lusher, Francis Chickering, Jno X Dwight, Better X Woodward, 

hh marke. his nivke. 

Amt. i£164. 09. 10. Power of Administration granted 26 Aprill 1654 lo 


Abstracts of Early Wills, 


Mary Metcalfe^ widow, in behalfe of her sclfe ^ 5 children. The Cour 
Judge it mcelc y* the widdow haue *£50 out of the estate j y* 4 younges^ 
children c£20 apeece. The debts discharged, the Eldest to haue the Rest < 
y*? Estate w<^^ the Court Conceiues but just bee y^ Eldest after y^ grand 
fathers Metcalfe decease is to have another portion by virtue of bot] 
Grandfathers agreem*. Mary Metcalfe deposed. Edward Kawsoo, 
Record^. [Sec Metcalf Genealogy, vol. vi. (1852) p. 171, 6lq.] 

IsACKE Adington, — Inventory prised 10. 10. 1652, by John C/^jrjte^ 
Anthony Stoddard^ Rob' Scott, Amt ^i'998, 09. 01. Ann, wid. of [sane 
Addington deposed 22 Dec* 1653, The magistrates agreed that the widj 
relinquishing her interest in the thirds of the land should have a third pl.l 
of the estate, the rest to be divided between y® children ; the eldest 1<|1 
have a duble portion. Agreed to by Ann Addington^ 29 Dec. I653IJ 
Witness, Edward Rawsotij Anifwny Stoddard. 

Thomas Dudley, Esqutre. — Inventory, taken 8. 6. 1653, by Tsa 
Heath, Wm, Denison, Daniel Weid. Amt. .£1660. 10. 01. Mr. Jn* John^^ 
Eon deposed 27 Aprill 1654, Mentions a servant of Mr Dudley, John 
Rankins ; about 40 volumes of books, several) pamphlets, d& new books. 

Widdow Grosse, — Inventory, taken 29. 10"°, 1653, by Richard Par* 
keti Edward Hutchinson^ Jeremy Houckin. Ami. <:^360. 13. 02. Mr 
Edward Ting & Dcac, TIw Marshall affirmed that this was a true In- 
ventory of the Estate, w*^*^ was accepted, 6 Jan 1653. 

William Humpheryes. — Inventory taken by John Clarke & Comfori 
Starr, Amt* ^45. 5, 8. Due vnto Jeremy Houchin p money delive^'erf' 
him when he went vnto England, £9. 10.; vnto Renery Shrimpton^ foi 
fraight & passage for himselfe and goods &,c; vnto M^ Dickery CarwUhCt\ 
Mr. Jeremiah Houchin deposed, 3 Feb. 53. 

Simon Eibe, Je, — Inventory of Simon Eire^Jun^^^ Lydia his wife, 
deceased 10. 6. 1653. Taken by Barthohnew Chcever^ Wm, Wetthome^l 
19. 6. 1653. Amt. XISO. 08, Power of Administrution granted to MrJ 
Camjort Starre in behalfe of his grandchild, Simon Eire^ till it come 
the age of 14 years. Mr, Starre to give security that the principal! 
ready for the Child, being 12 Jan. 1053. Mr. Comfort Starre depoaeitl 
V* this was a true Inventory of y« Estate of his dau, Lydia Eire^ to. y« 
best of his knowledge. 

Ezra Kane. — Invontory, taken by Richard Wayte, Kobert RaynoMm\ 
Amt. £25, 17. 02. I^ayd out in debls pavd bv Rol' Hull & James Jahn^^ 
Bon, to Marline Stthhim, John Tilly ^ th^, frumhull, a lad, £9, 19. 06. 
Rests in our hands^ £\h, 17, 08. Accepted by the Magisf 12 Jan. 1653. 

William DKMHiTio,6rBo9ton,*--Invontory upptised bv Richard Gridky 
& GamalirU Waytf, of Uiipton, 18, IT". 1053, Edward Fletcher &| 
John Hull deposed, 31 Jaa. 1653, (Will, vol, v. p, 802.] 

1854.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. 129 


[CommuDicated by Rev. Alouzo H. Quint, M. N. £. Hist. Gen. Sue.] 

[Ck)ntiDued from pa^ 66.] 

Starbuck, Nathaniel*, married Mary, daughter of Tristram Coffin, 
aenr., and bom 20 Feb., 1645. 

Nathaniel was a wealthy man ; he is also said to have been a man of 
no mean abilities, but was outshone by the superior capacity of his wife, 
a woman of uncommon powers of mind. She had been baptised by Peter 
Folger, in Waiputequat Pond, but years after became " convinced of 
Friends* principles,'* and became a preacher among them, as did his son 
Nathaniel, and his daughter Priscilla. A ^^ Public Friend," who was ac« 
quainted with her, calls her ^^ the great woman.** On account of her su- 
perior judgment, she was often consulted in town affairs as well as in . 
religious matters. She died 13, 9 mo., 1717. Nathaniel' died 6, 6 mo., 

They had children — Mary', born 1663, (the first white child bom in 
Nantucket ; she married James Gardiner, son of Richard ;) Elizabeth,' 
b. 9 Sept. 1665, (she married (1) her cousin Peter Coffin, Jr.. (2) Na- 
thaniel Barkard, Jr.,) Nathaniel,^ b. 9 Aug. 1668, (he married his cousin. 
Dinah Coffin, daughter of James, and died in 1752 ;) Jethro,' b. 14 Deo:. 
1671, (he married his cousin Dorcas Gayer, and died 12, 8 mo , 1770 ;\ 
Barnabas,' b. 1673, died 1733 ; Eunice,' b. 11 April 1674, (who manrieidi 
George Gardner, son of John ;) Hepizbah,' (who married Thomas^HaAt- 
away, of Dartmouth, llfass. ;) Ann' died single, and Paul' also. 

Dorcas' married William Gayer ; she died about 1696 ; he diedVaftan- 
a second and childless marriage, 23, 7 mo. 1710. Their children, wens — 
Damaris,' b. 24 Oct. 1673, (married, 17 Aug. 1692, Nathaniel. Coffin^ 
son of James ; from them was descended Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin,,ftmou»H 
in the annals of the isle ;) Dorcas,' b. 29 Aug. I67i, ( married,. 6 > Dec. 
1694, her cousin Jethro Starbuck as above William,' b. 3 June 1677,. 
(he married in England his cousin Elizabeth Gayer, daughter of JAhn>. 
and died in England, a wealthy man, in 1712 or *13.) 

Sarah' married (I) William Story about 1658; (2) Joseph Austin. 
about the year 1659-60, who was dead in 1663 ; (3) Humphray Yaraey.. 
^' Widow Sarah Storie** is represented to have married Joseph Austmi 
when Wm. Story *s inventory was entered ; and Joseph AoBtin in his- will i 
speaks of '* my brother Peter Coffin ;** after Joseph Aostm*^death Elder- 
Starbuck confirms to his '* son-in-law Humphrey Varaey '^ husband of' 
*^ Sarah,** land formerly given by him to his '^ son-in-law Joseph Austin ** ;. 
we are inclined to think that Sarah had children in he» thin! nuurria|^„ 
by which she became ancestress to a race of indefinite niimbsnH. 

Abigail' married Peter Coffin, of Dover, son of Trbmim, and lived' in» 
Dover. Peter was a noted man in his day, '^ a geotlemaii very serviceable- 
in church and state,** as the writer of his obituary said,. after the death of 
Peter, 21 March 1715. He was councillor, judge, ho-, ; had a ffarrison 
house at Dover which was captured 1689, when Peter- lost considerabla 
hard money, which grieved him sorely. They had children — ^Abi^l,^ 
b. 1657, (who married Daniel Davidson ;) Eliphalet^ died single ; Peter,^ 
b. 20 Aug. 1660, (married his cousin Elizabeth Starbuck \^ S^\Vao^\^\^ 


Genealogical Items reiaiing to Dover, N, H, [April, 

Sept. 1663, (niiarricd Mary Gardner, daughter of John ;) Tristram,^ b. 
1665, (married Dehorali Colcord ;) EltzabGih^ {marncd Jolin Gil man ;) 
Edward,** b. 20 Feb, 1669, (married Ano Gardner, daughter of John, and 
died childless ;) Robert* (marri^ Joanna Gilmnn ;) Judith,* b* 1672. 

Stevens, Nathaniel/ taxed at Cochecho lC6ti, and at D. N. 1675 ; 
married Mehiiablc Colcord, of Hampton, 20, 10 mo., 1677; hud sons 
Samuel* and Edward,' daughter Mary,' b. 4 Oct. 1672| and probably 

Thomas, had wife Martha, and children, Olive b* li March 

17J8-19 ; Elizabeth b. 26 May 1719 ; Elijah b, 29 Aug. 1721 ; Martha 
b- 18 June 1724 ; Mary b, I May 1726. 

James, had wife Dorcas, and children, Samuel b, 30 Nov. 1723 ; 

James b, 1 Feb, 1724-5 ; Susanna b. & Aug. 1726. 

Stevenson, Thomas,^ was in Dover before 1641 ; owned land, which 
he sold to Jonas Binns, *^ being next to the point at the Enterance into 
Oysler River, Compassed w^^* ihe Riuer eurie way only the soutli side, 
and ihat Joynes uppon the Land of Mr. Francis Matlhewes ;" was at 
O. R. in 1661 ; his wife Margaret died 26 Nov. 166*t ; he died 1 Dec. 
1663 ; " Tho: Steuenson his eslat" taxed in 1061, Children, Margaret.* 
marncd William Williams, Jr,, before 1663 ; Thomas* b. 1654 , Joseph* 

Thomas' and Joseph," were taxed at O. H. 1670-2; were dead in 
1604, when their brother Bartholomew' entered the inventory of their 
property, probably S, F, 

Bartholomew' was married, 10 6ct, 1680, to Mary Clark, by 

Major Waldron. Children, Mary* b- 21 Sept, 1681 ; BartholoYnew* b. 
30 June 1683; Joseph* b. 13 Sept. 1686; Elizabeth* U 8 Dec. 1088; 
Thomas* h, 28 Dec. 1691 ; Sarah* U21 May 1695; Abraham* b. 8 Nov. 
1700; also Barthoh had Deborah b. 11 Apn'l 1709? was killed at O. R. 
8 May 1709. 

Stiles, William, had wife Deborah, and children, Elizabeth b. 6 Mar. 
1702; Abigail b. 1 July 1703; Deborah b. 10 March 1706; Mary b. 1 
March 1708 ; William b. 1 March 1709 ; Samuel b. 10 Aug. 1710. 

Stimpson, JosEFH, taxod at O. R, 1666-1675. Thomas taxed 1675 at 
O, R. Bartholomew, Jr., killed at O. R. 30 June 17Q9, \^ Wo 
think these are members of the Stevenson family as above. 

Stokes, Isaac, received an inhabitant 13, 4 mo., 1600 ; had a grant in 
1661, east side of D. N, ; taxed in 1675. 

Stoke, Daniel, taxed 1671. 

Story, William, had lot No. 8, west of B. R., in 1642; was probably 
in Dover in 1637 ; settled a dispute with Mrs. Matthews B Sept. 1651 ; 
died about 1658 ; inventory 8, 9 mo., 1660 ; ** Widoe Sarah Storey," 
taxed 1659, married Joseph Austin in 1659 or ^60. 

Tarr, John, taxed 1648. 

Benedtctcs Tark, ** late of England,'' and Sarah Knight, both of 
Dover, mar, 17 July 1704. 

Tasker, Tasket, William, taxc<l at Cocheco 1675, 

Samuel, killed at O. R. 1 June 1704. 

Taylor, Tailler, Antony, taxed at Coch. 1671. 

Teboets, (Tebut, Tebuts, Tibit, Tibits, Tippit, Tibbit, Tibbets, 
dtc ,) Henry,* had a grant in 1643 of a hous<% lot on D. N,, bounded 
E, by Wm, Furbur^s, N. by John Heard's, S. by Geo. Walton's, W. by 
the Common ; had a large grant in 1656 of land " between St, Alban^s 

1854] Oenealogical Items relating to Dover^ N. JET. 131 

and Quamphegar ;^* taxed in 1675 ; in 1679 '^ widow Tibbet and her 
son Jerimi," were taxed instead ; 12 Nov. 1677 " it is agreed by Mary 
Tippit dsr Jeremy Tippit her son that her youngest son shall serve his 
uncle Matthew Austin." Children — Jeremy* b. before 1636 ; Thomas,* 
daughter,' (who married Thomas Nock,) and probably others. 

Jeremt,* lived on Dover Neck ; mar. Mary, daughter of Thomas* Can- 
ney by his first wife ; made his will 5 May 1677 ; mentions his wife Mary, 
son Jeremy, daughter Mary (Rawlins,) and " younger children" Hannah, 
Joseph, Samiiel, Benjamin, Ephraim, Martha, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Hen- 
ry ; " my brother Joseph Cany " and John Roberts executors. His widow 
is called *' Mary Loome" in 1706. Children — (Fam. 2,) Jeremiah* b. 5 
June 1656, (deeds land to Samuel,* son of brother Thomas,' 14 June 17i7, 
and to son Timothy* taxed on Dover Neck, 20 June 1717 ;) Mary' b. 15 
April 1658 ; Thomas' b. 24 Feb. 1659 ; Hannah' b. 25 Feb. 1661, (mar. 
Nathaniel Perkins ;) Joseph' b. 7 Aug. 1663 ; Samuel,^ Benjamin,' Eph- 
raim,' Martha,' Elizabeth,' (mar. John Bickford ;) Nathaniel,^ Henry.* 
Of these children, Hannah, Joseph, Samuel, Benjamin, Nathaniel, and 
Henry convey land to Ephraim 17 Dec. 1706. 

Capt.. Thomas,* married Judith, daughter of John Dam, 6 July 1684 ; 
she was bap. 25 March 1725, died 22 Oct. 1728. Children— (Fam. 3,) 
John' b. 29 Aug. 1685, (rec. land of father near Salmon Falls 12 Dec. 
1717 ;) Thomas' b. 4 Nov. 16S7, (rec. land near S. F. of father 16 Dec. 
1717;) Ephraim' b. 4 March 1690; Elizabeth' b. 8 Sept. 1692,. d. 12 
Oct. 1692 ; Samuel b. 8 Oct. 1693 ; Elizabeth b. 25 July 1696 ; Moses' 
b. 27 Jany. 1701 ; Abigail' b. 2 Sept. 1705. 

JosBPH,' (of Fam. 2,) mar. ( 1 ) Elizabeth ; she bom 25 Dec. 1672, 

died 24 Feb. 1706-7 ; he mar. (2) Catherine Mason in 1711. Children 
—(Fam. 4) by first wife, Elizabeth^ b. 10 March 1697, (mar. Pomfret 
Dam ;) Margery* b. 18 Jany. 1700-1, (mar. Job Hussey ;) Judith* b. 3 
Feb. 1702, (mar. John Bickford ;) Lydia* b. 4 Aug. 1704, (mar. Mark 
Giles ;) Joseph^ b. 2 Feb. 1706-7. By second wife he had Catherine, b. 
24 Aug. 1713 ; Mary b. 11 Oct. 1716 ; Hannah b. 23 June 1721. 

Capt. Samuel,' (of Fam. 2,) had grant of half saw mill privilege in 
1701 ; mar. Dorothy Tuttle, 1 Sept. 1686, and had son Samuel,* whose 
daughter Mary* mar. Willirfm Chamberlain, and had Mary,* bap. 12 Feb. 
1721 ; Rebekah,* bap. 10 Feb. 1723 ; Ebenezer,* b. 25 May 1729. 

Ephraim,' (of Fam. 2,) mar. Rose Austin, daughter of Thomas and 
Anne Austin, born 3, 2 mo., 1678; he was a blacksmith. Children — 
(Fam. 6,) Ephraim,^ b. 31 Dec. 1694, (mar. Anne Allen, 6, 9 mo., 1722 ; 
Anne,* b 8, 5 mo., 1698 ; Henry,* b. 29, 5 mo., 1700, (mar. Plizabeth 
Robinson;) Abigail,* b. 12,6 mo., 1701, (mar. Otis Pinkhamj) Joseph,* 
b. 14 Oct. 1702 ; Elisha,* b. 16 Feb. 1704 ; Aaron,* b. 26 Feb. 1705 ; 
Mary,* b. 16 Nov. 1709 ; Elijah.* b. 23 March 1711 ; Rose,* b. 4 Feb. 
1713 ; Elizabeth,* b. 30 Oct. 1716. 

Nathaniel,' (of Fam. 2,) had wife Elizabeth ; had a grant of land in 
1693-4 ; his capture by the Indians, 2 Aug. 1706, is spoken of by Bel- 
knap. He had a daughter, (Fam. 7,) Bridget,^ bom 26 Sept 1700, and 
probably others. 

Henrt,' (of Fam.- 2,) married Joyce . Children— (Fam. 8,) Ben- 

jamin,* bom 31 Oct. 1700 ; Edward,* b. 2 Feb. 1702, (removed to Roch- 
ester, and had eight children, one of whom, Henry,* had nine children, 
one of whom, James,* was father to Noah,^ late Circuit Justice of C. C. P. 
of N. H. ;) Paul,* b. 26 June 1705 ; Susanna,* b. 31 Oct 1707. 

133 Oeiiealogical IlemsrSBnng tc Dover^ N. H. [April, 

Henry,* (of Fam, 6^) married, 13, 3, 1730» Elizabeth, daughter of 
Timothy Robinson. Children — (Fam. 9,) Pettr,^ born 7, 3 mo,, 1734; 
Hipzebah,* 28, 1 mo., 1736* 

The foHowing families we have not been able to connect together : 

John and Sarah had children, {Fam. 10,) John, born 14 Novr» 1711 
Jeremiah, b, 4 May 1713; Nathaniel, 28 Feby. 1720,, 

John and Mary had children^ (Fam. 11,) John, born 27 March 1711 
Thomas, b. 8 Feby. 1712 ; Timothy, b. 10 Jany. 1714 \ Hannah, b. 25 
March 1719 ; Abigail, b. 10 Jany, 1720-21 ; William, b. 20 Aug. 1722 
looses, b, 28 Feby. 1723 ; Mary, b. 3 April 1725. John and Mary, and 
their children Timothy, William, Moses, Jtjshua, Hannah, Abigail and 
Mary were baptized 7 April 1728. 

John and Tamson had children, (Fam. 12,) Sarah, born IRAug, 17 — ^ 

Thomas and Sarah had Thomas, b. 7 Jan. 1716, (Fam. 13.) Thoinaj| 
his wife Sarah, and their son Thomas, were baptized 9 May, 1724, ^ 

Samuel married Judith ; he died 24 Dec 1724, Children, (Fam. 14,) 
Mary, born 18 Nov. 1718 ; Judith, b. 10 Dec. 1720 ; Samuel, b. 31 Jan. 
1722-3; died 2 March 1724-5; Icbabod. Judith, widow of Samuel, and 
her four children, were baptized 9 May 1725. 

Ichabop and Abigail had children, (Fam. 15,) Judith, bora 16 May 
1722; Abigail, b. 23 April 1723; Ichabod, b. 25 July 1726; died 25 
Sept. 1726 ; Nathaniel, b. 30 Aug. 1727. Abigail, wife of Ichabod Teb- 
bets, and their three children, Judith, Abigail and Nathaniel, were bap- 
tized 26 Dec. 1728. 

Epbbaim, Jr., married Esther Tebbets, 16 Novr. 172! ; their children 
—(Fam. 16,) Ephroim, born 21 Aug, 1722; died 5 Sept. 1722; Eph- 
raim, b. 1 Nov. 1723; Esther, b. 10 March 1724-5. 

Samuel, married Mary L — ^^ — , 2 March 1S21 ; their children — (Fam. 
17,) Samuel, bom 4 Dec. 1721 ; died, aged about three months; Mary, 
b. 7 Feb. 1722^3 ; Samuel, b. 9 March 1724U5 ; Sarah, b.29 May 172T. 

Moses and Mary had, (Fam, 18,) Kezia, born 22 Sept. 1725, 

TiTcoMB, Daniel, married Mrs. Anne Drew, 1 Jan. 1718-9. Children, 
Ann, b. 15 Oct, 1719 ; William, b, 30 Dec. 1721 ; Sarah and Mar>', b. 27 
Jan. 1724; John, b. 20 March 172r>-7 ; Elizabeth, b. 21 April 172^; 
Daniel, k 31 April 1731 ; David, b. 25 July 1733. 

To MS ON, William, grant in 1656, which was laid out in 1659 beyond 
Cochecho log swamp ; taxed 1657. 

TozER, Reserved for additional information. 

Trickey, Thomas,' (Trickett,) taxed 1648, at Bloody Point, in 1662, 
where he lived ; inventory 3 Dec. 1675 ; had sons Zachary* and Joseph/ 
and probably Isaac and Ephraim. 

Zachary* received land of an old grant in 1701 ; lived on Bloody Point; 
exchanged land with W^m. Williams, of Portsmouth ; was senior in 1709, 
Isaac, ta.xed 1670. Ephraim had son Joseph who received land 23 June 
1701. Joseph was dead 2 Feb. 1708-9, when Zachary, Sen., gave land 
to Rebecca, widow of Zaohary^s brother Joseph. The name is found in 
Dover and vicinity. 

Tucker, John, captured by the Indians 26 July 1606. 

TuTTLE, TuTTELL, TuTELL, &c., JoHN,* Said lo be of Welsh origin, 
hod lot No, 7, west of Back River, in 1642, and was probably here some 
years earlier ; lived on Dover Neck; 6led intestate in 1662; inventory 
entered 30 June 1663, widow Dorothy being administratrix ; his son 
John was then under age, and a younger daughter was under 18 ; eldest 

1854] Genealogical Items relating to Dover^ N. JET. 133 

daughter was married and had had her portion. '* Wedoew Tuttell *' was 
taxed 1663-4. Children, (Fam. 1,) Thomas,* (killed by the fall of a tree 
in 1664 ;) daughter,' John,' daughter.' 

John,' son of John,^ and, so far as we can learn, the only son who lefl 
children, owned a large property, consisting of lands on Dover Neck, 
lands at Salmon Falls, with part of mill privilege there, &c. Selectman 
in 1686, 7, 8, and probably other years ; Rep. 1689 to the Convention ; 
Rep. to Assembly in 1698; Town Clerk 1686-1717; Judge C. C. P. 

1695 to ; wife^s name was Mary ; he died in 1720. In his will he 

names wife Mary, son Ebenezer, daughter Mary, (Wallingford,) grand- 
children Thomas and John, John and Nicholas, Elijah and Phcbe TiUtle^ 
and grand-children John and Peter Hayes. Of his children were, (Fam. 
2,) John,' b. about 1671 ; Thomas,' b. 4 April, 1674, died 26 April 1699, 
•* in the Bay of Campeacha ;" daug.,' (m. Hayes ;) Mary*,' (m. Wallinff- 
ford ;) James,' b. 7 April 1683 ; Ebonezer,' (who received part of the S. F. 
property 20 Jan. 1717-18.) It appears probable that the daughter who 
married a Hayes and Mary who married a Wallingford were the same 

John,' (of Fam 2,) was called " Ensign," and " John, Jr. ;" he " was 
murdered by ye Indians," 17 May 1712 ; wife was Judith, daughter of 
Richard* Otis. Children, (Fam. 3.) Mary,* b. 7 Jan. 1697-8 ; Thomas,^ 
b. 15 March 1699-1700; Judith,* b. 10 May 1702; John,* b. 8 May 
1704 ; Dorothy,* b. 21 March 1706 ; Nicholas,* b. 27 July 1708 ; James,* 
b. 9Feb. 1710-11. 

James,' (of Fam. 2,) was a '* Friend ;" lived on D. N., where ** Friend 
Joseph " lives ; married Rose Pinkham, daughter of John ; he died be- 
tween 1708 and 1711, of bleeding at the nose. Children, (Fam. 4,) 
Phebe,* b. 26 Sept 1706, (married Moses Varney ;) Elijah,* b. 14 May 

Thomas,* (of Fam. 3,) was a Friend ; m. Mary Brackett ; made his will 
1 April 1772, proved 12 Mar. 1772 ; gave to Ebenezer the "great Bible" 
and homestead. Children, (Fam. 5,) Mary,^ b. 29, 12 mo., 1723, (m. Daniel 
Twombly ;) Hope,* b. 2B, 8, 1725, (mar. Robert Scammon ;) Sarah,* b. 
16, 4, 1727, (mar. John Hanson ;) Elisha,* b. 14, 2, 1729, (died unmar- 
ried ;) Samuel,* b. 3, 1, 1731 ; Thomas,* b. 21, 4, 1733 ; Abigail,* b. 25, 
2, 1735, (mar. Nathan Varney ;) Ebenezer,* b. 6, 2, 1737 ; Reuben,* b. 
26, 3, 1739 ; Bathsheba,* b. 28, 7, 1741, (m. Joseph Varney ;) Tabitha,* 
b. 10, 7, 1744, (died unmarried.) 

John,* (apparently son of John' as in Fam. 3,) will made 15 July 1773, 
proved 9 March 1774 ; he was then " advanced in years and infirm ;" 
gave to his sons Paul and Silas lands left him by his ^^ honored grandfather 
John ;" ffave property to son John, to daughters below mentioned, and to 
grand*children Isaac Tuttle, Lydia Meserve, Lucy Tuttle and Daniel Tut- 
tle ; the latter being under age, the three sons were executors ; inventory 
£erjl 4. Children, (Fam. 6,) Paul,* Silas,* Job,* Dorothy* (Jacobs,^ 
Prudence* (Bunker,) Hannah* (Langly,) Anne* (Leighton,) Martha* 

Jambs,^ (apparently son of John' as in Fam. 3,) will made 13 Aug. 
1784, proved 7 Aug. 1790, he being far " advanced in years ;" gave to 
wife Mary half of all live stock and one-sixth of income ; gave to sons 
Stephen, Daniel, Andrew, Elijah, James, to six daughters unmarried, and 
to children of Patience, deceased ; Stephen, David and Andrew were 

134 Genealogical Items relating to Dover^ N, it. [Aprll,^ 

executors ; inventory jCIOOO. Cliildren, (Fam. 7») Stephen,* David/ 
Andrew,^ Elijah,* James,* Patience/ and six other daughters** 

Elijah/ son of James/ (of Fam. 4,) a "Friend," mar. Estlier Varney; 
died 23, 10, 1787; she died 8,2. 1802; his will dated 2 Nov. 1786, 
proved 21 Nov. 1787 ; he was then " something aged and infirm j'*' lega- 
cies to sons Benjamin and William, bulk of property to Janios and Wil- 
liam. Children, {Fam, 8,) James/ {mar, 6, 1, 1763, Rose Pinkham ; be 
died 1 mo., 1816; she died 29, 10, 1790 ;) Benjamin/ (mar Mary Hus- 
sey, and lived in Lebanon, Me. ;) Samuel,^ (mar Martha Varney ;) Wil- 
liam/ (mar. Anne Hanson.) 

Thomas/ son of Thomas/ {of Fam. 5,) man 2, 1, 1760, Sarah, dau. 
of John and Phebe (Austin) Hanson, born 27, 5, 1737, as in p. 331, Vol. 
V[. ; he died 7 July 1803, she died 22 April 1812. Children, (Fam. 9,) 
Phebe,' b. 27 ScpL 1762 ; Catherine/ b. G Feb. 1765; Samuel/ b. 10 
June 1767 ; Abigail,^ b, 25 June 1770; Sarah,'' b. 22 July 1772 ; Patience/ 
b. 15 March 1775 ; Thomas/ b. 15 June 1779. 

Ebenezhr/ (of Fam. 5,) lived at Back River, where Samuel Turile 
lives, married 30, 11, 1768, Deborah Layton ; he died 12 mo., 1797; 
will dated 29, 4, 1796, proved 13 Jan. 1797 ; gave to wife Deborah his 
household furniture, with her '^ thirds," to son Thomas the herrdilary 
"great Bible " and the homestead ; legacies to Tobias, Ebenezer, Abigail, 
and Hope ; Tobias and Ebenezer executors. Children, (Fam, 10,) To- 
bias,* b. 25, 8, 1769, (mar. 24, 8, 1796, Phebe Austin, daughter of Elijah 
and Hannah (Roberts) Austin — no children ;) Thomas/ b. 17,5, 1772, 
(died unmarried 22, 8, 1817 ;) Abigail/ b. 1*1, 5, 1775, (married Samuel 
Nason ;) Marv/ b. 14, 5, 1778, (died 6,4, 1787 ;) Hope/ b. 5, 10, 1786 ; 
Ebenezer/ b' — , died 12, 7, J811. 

Reuben,* (of Fain. 5,) mar. 26,5, 1762, Elizabelh, daughter of Tobias 
and Judith (Varney) Hanson, as in page 3^11, Vol. VI. ; they removed to 
Falmouth with their children, who wore born in Barrington. Children^ 
(Fam. 11,) Judith,*^ b. 16, 9, 17C2 ; Marv/ b. 24, 3, 1765; Elisha/ b. 
27, 9, 1767, (died unmarried ;) Reuben/^h. 28, 4, 1770; Lydia/ b. 30, 
8, 1773 ; Mehitable,*^ b. 2, 5, 1775 ; Anne/ b. 17, 5, 1778. 

WiLLtAM,'^ son of Elijah/ (of Fam, 8,) married, 27, 3, 1782, Anna 
Hanson; he died 2, 2, 1834; she died 26, 11, 1832. Children, (Fam. 
U,) Phebe/ b. 16,6, 1783; Joseph,'^ b. 15, 10, 1786, (married 30, 11, 
1814, Sarah Pinkham, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Green) Pink- 
ham, 30, 11, 1814, and had Elixa P./ b. 6, 9, 1B15 ; Asa C./ b II, 12, 
1816 ; Stephen/ b. 3, 3. 1819, died 21, 11, 1845 ; William Pcnn/ b. 26, 
6, 1823 ; Joseph E./ b. 6, 3, 1835 ;) Rose/ b. 29, 4, 1791 ; Sarah/ b. 
1, 7, 1793 ; Ira/ k 18, 8, 1798, died 3, 12, 1839. 

Others. Silas Tuttle made his will 4, 8, 1797, which was proved 
28 Nov. 1797 ; was ** advanced in years ,"" mentions wife Elizabeth, 
children John, William, Levi, Silas (executor,) Kosg (Caswcil,) Eliza- 

John Tuttle, by will, dated 22 May 1793, proved 13 Jan. 1796, 
gave ail property to wife Judith, who, with Edemezeh Tuttlf, was 



[To he Continued] 

1854.] Orders in Council, from 1630 to 1641. 135 


Orders in Council from 1630 to 1641, when the troubles of Charles \st 
commenced with his Parliament. Transcribed from the Original Books 
of the Privy Council^ by Geo, Adlard^ Esq, Feb, 1852. 

[Communicaied by J. Wi2«oatb Thornton, Esq.] 

Massachusetts Bay, 
1630. " At Hampton Court, the 29^^ of September, 1630." 

•* Samuell Aldersey, Mathew Cradock, and divers others on the bchalfe 
of the Governor and Companie of the Massachusetts Bay, in New En- 
gland, in America, did by their humble peticion to the Board, this day 
remonstrate, that by reason of the increase of the nomber of the Planters 
lately come .thether, who tooke no provision with them. And for that di- 
vers of their Cattle miscarryed, by meanes whereof, and for other reasons 
more at large sett downe in their peticion, they are in great danger to per- 
ish this winter, if they be not supplied with some necessarie provisions; 
The Board did upon their humble suite, thinke fitt, that they should be per- 
mitted to transport the provisions of Corne, Yictuall, and other things 
hereunder following, and doe pray the Lord Tresurer to give order to 
the Officers of the ports accordingly. 

Wheat Meale 100 Tonns Cheese - 12 weigh 

Butter. - 50 Kilderkinns 
Biske^ - 20 thousand waight 
Vinagre - 04 Tonns 
Oyle, Ollive 01 Tonn 
besides provisions for apparell." 
** Whereas a Peticion was this day presented to the Board, on the be- 
halfe of the Gouemor and Companie of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England in America, whel-eby they desired (amongst other things) leave 
to transport ccrtaine Corne and other necessarie prouisions for the releife 
of the Plantacion there, which the Board thought fitt to graunt unto them, 
as also for the preventing of disorderly Trade of Fishermen, and other in- 
terlopers, that a Proclamacion sett out by King James of ])lessed mem- 
orie, beareing date the 6**» of November, in the 20'*» yeare of his rayne 
should be renewed, with some other needfull and beneficiaU additions, 
which may tend to the safety and prosperitie of the said Plantacion. The 
Board being alwayes ready to give their best assistance to works of this 
kinde, which ,ayme at the propagation of the Christian Religion, the honor 
of his Majestic, and increase of Trade, thought fitt and ordered that his 
Majestie^s Attumey generall shall be prayed and required to call unto him 
the Grovemor or such assistants of the said Companie, as are here in En- 
riand, and upon conference with them, to insert them into a draught of a 
Proclamacion, and prepare a bill fitt for his Majestie^s royall signature 
accordingly.'' — {Co. Regr, Chas, 1. vol, 6.) 

1630-1. " Sixth of March, 1630." 

" AQV>rder for y« Licencing Cap** Keyes to transporte into New Engl* 
30 q'ters of meale, dLc." 

*^ Whereas Captaine Henry Keyes hath made humble sut6 to this 
Boarde for permission to transporte thirtie quarters of meale, and twenty 
quarters of Pease, from the Porte of Portsmouth to Pascatoway in New 

Pease • 

. 040 Tonns 

Mault • 

- 015 Toons 

Oatemeale ■ 

■ 015 

Beefe • 

. 008 

Porke - 

. 005 


Orders in Council^ from 1630 to 164L [April, 

Englande, for the retiefe of his Majcstie's subjects, the Planters there\ who 
through want of such supply are not able to proccede to a farther discov- 
ery of those partes. For asinuch as it is meet that a service of that nature 
should have all convenient furtherance and encouragemeDt ; We doe 
therefore hereby pray and require our very good Lorde, the Lord high 
Tresurer of Englande to give prcscnte and eflcctuall order to the Officers 
of his Majestie's Customes, within the saide Porte of Portesmoulh, to permit 
and suffer the saide Capl"* Henry Keys to transport the aforesaid quanti- 
ties of Moale and Pease according to his humble sute in that behalie*" — 
{Co. Regr, Chas. 1. vol 6. 382.) 

1632-3. " At Whitehall the I9tb of Jonyary, 1632." 

'* Whereas hts Mti^* hath lately bin informed of great distraction aod 
much disorder in that Plantacion upon the partes of America, called New 
England, which if they should be true, and suffered to run on» would tend 
to the great dishonor of this Kingdome, and utter ruineof that Plantacion* 
For prevencion whereof and for the orderly settling of Governm^ accord- 
ing to the intencion of those Patents w^^ have bin graunted by hia Ma*** 
and from his I Ate royal father King James. It hath pleased his Ma*** that the 
Lords and others of his most hon***' privie Councell should take the same 
into consideracon. Their Lop* in the first place thought fitt to make a 
Comittee of this Board to lake cxaminocions of the matters informedt 
which Coiiiiltee having called divers of the principal Adventure's id 
that Plantacion, and heard those that complained against them* most of the 
things informed being denyed, and rested to be proved by parties that must 
be called from thai place, which* required a long ex pence of tyme ; And at 
the present their Lordshipps finding that the Adventurers were upon the 
dispatch of men, viclualls and marchandizes for that place. All which 
would be at a stand, if the Adventurers should have discouragment, or 
take suspition that the State here, had no good opinion of that Plantacion. 
Their Lordshipps, not the faults or fancies (if anie bej of some particular 
men upon the generall Government, or principall Adventurers (which in 
due tyme is further to be enquired into) haue thought fitt, in the meaoe 
tyme, to declare, that the appearances were so faire, and the hopes so 
great, that the Countrie would prove, both beneficiall to this Kingdome, 
and profitable to the particular Adventurers, as that the Adventures had 
good cause to goe on cheerfully with their undertakings, and rest assured, 
that if things were carried as was pretended when the Patents were 
granted, and accordingly as by the Patents is appointed ; his Ma"* would 
not onely mayntaine the liberties, and priviledgcs heretofore graunted, hut 
supplie anie thing further that might tend to the good Goverment of the 
place, and prosperitio and comfort to his people there. — (Co. Regr. Chai> 
h vol a 384.) 

1633-4. At Whytehall, the 21 of Febmary, I63S. 

*• Whereas the Board being given to understand of the frequent trans- 
portation of greate numbers of his Ma** subjects out of this Kingdome to 
the Planiacion called New England, (whom divers persons Knowe to be 
ill affected and discontented as well with the Civil! as Ecclcsiasticall Gov- 
ernment,) are observed to resort thither, whereby such confucion and 
disorder is atreadie growne there especially in poynt of religion, as be- 
sides the mine of the said Plantacion cannot but highly tend to the Bcan* 
dall both of the Church and Stale here. And wherns it was informed in 
particular that there were at this present divers shipps now in the River 



1864.] Orders in Council, from i630 to 1641. 137 

of Thames, readie to sett sayle thither fraighted with Passengers and pro- 
vision. It was thought fitt and ordered that stay should be forthwith made 
of the said shipps untill further order from the Board. And that the sev- 
erall masters and Fraighters of the same should attend the Board on Wed- 
nesday next in the afternoon with a list of the Passengers and Provisions 
in each shipp. And that M. Cradock, a cheefe Adventurer in that Plan- 
tacion now present before the Board, should be required to cause the 
Letters Patents for that Plantacion to be brought to the Board." — {Chas, 1. 
vol 9. 503-4.) 

1633-4. 28'h Feby 1633. 
" Order for discharge of shipps bound for New England." 
** Whereas by a warrant bearing date the vj^ of this present the Sev- 
erall Shipps following, bound for New England and now lying in the 
River of Thames were made stay of untill further order from this Board, 
viz** The Clement 4c Job, the Reformation, The True Love, The Eliza- 
beth Bonadventure, The Sea Flower, The Mary and John, The Planter, 
The Elizabeth & Dorcas, The Hercules, & the Neptune. Forasmuch as 
the Masters of the said Shipps were this day called before the Board, and 
severall particulars given them in charge to be performed in theire said 
Voyage, amongst which the said Masters were to enter into scverall Bonds 
of one hundreth pounde a peece to his Ma** use, before the Clarke of the 
Councell attendant, to observe and cause to be duely observed and put in 
ezecucion theise Articles following, viz^ 

1. Thatt all andeverie person aboard theise Shipps now bound for New 
England as aforesaid that shall blaspheme or profane the holly name of 
God, be severely punished. 

2. That they cause the Prayers contayned in the Booke of Commoh 
Prayers established in the Church of England, to be sayde dayly at the 
usuall bowers for morning & Evening Prayers and that they cause all per^ 
sons aboard theise said Shippes to be present at the same. 

3. That they do not receave aboard or transporte any person that hath not 
Certificate from the Officers of the Port where he is imbarqued that he 
hath taken both the Oathes of Allegiance and Supremacie. 

4. That upon theire retourne into this Kingdome they certefie to the 
Board the names of all such persons as they shall transport, together with 
theire proceedings in the execucion of the aforesaid Articles. 

It was therefore and for divers other reasons best Knowne to their 
Lo''' thought fitt, that for this tyme they should be permitted to proceed 
on theire voyage. And it was thereupon ordered that Gabriell Marsh Esq. 
Marshall of the Admiraltie and all other his Ma" Officers to whom the 
said Warrant was directed, should be required upon sight hereof, to dis- 
charge all and everie the said Shipps and suffer them to depart on theire 
intended voyage to New England. 

A lyke order, mutatis mutandis. Requiring the Bailiffs and Officers of 
the Customes of the Port of Ipswich to discharge the Francis and the Eliz- 
abeth, bound likewise for New England and stayde by like Warrant 
within that Port"— (Co. Regr. Chas. 1. vol 9. 519.) 

ie34-5. " At Whitehall the 21th of January, 1634. 

^' An order for the delivring up of Bonds to John Cuttings and William 
Andrewes of Ipswich." 

'^ Whereas a Peticion was presented to the Boord in the names of John 
CuttingB, M'* of the Shipp called the Francis, and Will. Axidie^^;^^'^^ ^1 

rs tn vouncii 




tho Elizabeth, both of Ipswich, shewing that according lo iheire Lord- 
ships order of the last of Febrimry 1633, they hud brought a List of the 
names of all the Passeogers^ tbal went m the said Shipps, for New Eo* 
gland, in Aprill following, which Lists were annexed to the said peticion, 
and certeficd under the hands of the Customer, Conipt^", &.c, of Ipswich, 
that all the passengers looke the outh of Supremacy and Allegeance, at 
iheir imbarqueing, wherein havcing performed ibcir Lordships' order, 
I hey humbly be&ought thai they might have iheir bonds restored, which 
they entred into before the Clarke of the Councell tiitending, for his maj- 
esiie^'s use. Their Lordships hereupon thought fiit and Ordered, that W' 
Meaulys^ in whose hands the said bonds are remayning shall deliver ihem 
up lo the Pelicioner, for docing whereofj this shal be his warrant. — (Co, 
Regr. Cfias. 1 voL 10. 336-7.) 

At Whytehall, the 18»^fe February, 1634. 

A similar petition presented by Thomas Graves ^ master of the Ship 
*^ Reformation " and Nlcho' Trarice, master of the Ship " Planter," ^* on 
behalf of themselves and the rest of the Ships that went to New England 
in Feby 1633/* Certified that the Oaths of Supremacy ^ Allegiance had 
been taken by all the passengers previous to embarkation. Order for 
Bonds to be deliverd up.— (Co. Regr, Chas. L vaL 10. 401-2*) 

1637. *' At the Inner Starchamber, the third of May, 1637. 
*' M'- Atturney to call in y*^ Patent for New England.^' 
*^ Their Lordshipps taking into consideration the Paltent graunted to the 

Ijovernour of New England, Did this day order, That M^* Atturney Gen- 
eral! bee hereby prayed and required to call in for the said Patient, and 
present the same to the Board, or the Committee for Forraigne Planta* 
cions."--( CAa*. L roL 13. 372.) i 

1638. ^* At Whytehall, the ^0^^ of March, 1638. 

•"' A stay of 8 Shipps bound for New EtiglantL 

** It was this day ordered, for reasons importing the State, best Knowne 
unto theire Lordshipps, thai the Lord Treasurer of England shall take 
speedy and eflectuall order for the stay of eight Shipps now in the River 
I of Thames, prepared to goe for New England. And shall lykewise give 
order for the putting on land of all the Passengers and provisions therin, 
mtended for that voyage." — (Chag. 1. vaL 15. 46.) 

1^38. " At Whitehall, the first of Aprill. 1638. 

* Shipps bound for New England'to he stayed unlill further order.'*'* 

** Present, The Kings most excellent Majestic. 

" Whereas by order of the 30th of March last, the Lord Treasurer was 

prayed and required to give order for the slay of 8 Shipps prepared for 

New England. Forasmuch as tho Board was this day informed thai 

there are diverse other shipps bound or prepareing lo goe for New En- 

. gland aforesaid, of which some being all ready stayed, it was further or- 

f aered, by his Majeslie, with the unanimous consent of the whole Board, 

That the Lord Treasurer shall bee hereby prayed and required to take 

effectual ( order for the siay of all Shipps now discovered to bee bound 

for New England, or that shall hereafter bee discovered to bee prepared, 

or to intend to go thither, until further order from the Board, And that 

^is Lordshipp cause the Passengers and Provisions lo be put on shoar^, 

as was directed touching the said Shipps. — {Choi, 1. vol 15. 62-3.) ^ 


1864.] Orders in Council, from 1630 to 1641. 139 

*' At Whitehall, the 6th of Aprill, 1 638. 

" Present the King's Most Excellent Majestic. 

" No Passengers to he transported for New England^ mthout Licence,'*^ 
^' His Majestic and the Board, takcing this day into consideration the 
frequent resort to New England of diverse persons, ill affected to the Re- 
ligion established in the Church of England, and to the good and peace- 
able government of this State ; However upon the humble Peticion of the 
Marchants, Passengers, and owners of Shipps, now bound ibr New En- 
gland^ and upon the reasons by them represented to the Board, his Maj- 
estic was gratiously pleased at this time to free them from a late restraint, 
and to sett them at libertie to proceed on, in their intended voyage, — Nev- 
ertheless his Majestic well knowing the factious disposition of the People 
(for a great parte of them) in that Plantacion, and how unfitt and unwor- 
ihie they are of any support or countenance from hence, in respect of the 
great disorders and want of Government amongst them, Whereof sundry 
and great Complaints have becne presented to the Board, and made 
appeare to bee true by those that being well affected both for religion and 
Grovermcnt, have suffered much losse in their Estates, by the unruly and 
factious partie. Did thinke fitt and order, That Mr. Atturney Generall 
shall forthwith draw upp a Proclamacion, expresseing his Majestie's royal 
pleasure to prohibite all Marchants, Msisters and Owners of Shipps, from 
henceforth to sett forth any Shipp or Ships with Passengers for New En- 
gland, till they have first obtayned speciaH Lycence on that behalfe, from 
such of the Lords of his Mnjestie's most honorable Privy Councell, as are 
appointed for the businesses of Forraigne Plantacions by special commis- 
sion."— ( CAo*. 1. vol 15. 79.) 

1638. 10th Aprill [ordered on the 6^^.] 

" A Passe for Nehemiah Bourne, of the parish of White Chappell, 
White Baker, to travayle into the parts of America, with a clause to the 
Searchers, touching prohibited Goods." Signed dtc. — {Chas. 1. voL 

1638. [Same day, probably evening or afternoon session.] 
Touching the freeing of Shipps for their Voyage to New England. 
" Whereas by severall late orders of the Board, the Lord Treasurer of 
England was prayed and required to give cffectuall order for the staying 
of all such Shipps as should bee found at present to bee bound for New 
England, and to cause the Passengers and Provisions therein to be put on 
shoare : This day his Majestic being present in Councell, upon severall 
Peticions presented to the Board, in the names of the Marchants, Passen- 
gers, Masters and Owners of Shipps bound for New England aforesaid, 
aswell for the rea.sons therein expressed, touching the Peticioners under- 
takings and covenants for their voyage into those parts, as also for other 
good causes falling within their Lordshipps grave and wise considera- 
cions ; It was by his Majesty, with the advice of the Board, thought fitt 
and ordered that the said Restraint should bee taken off, and that the 
Lord Treasurer shalbee hereby authorized to sett at Liberty the said 
Shipps, togeither with their Passengiers, Lading, and Provisions, formerly 
stayed by order of the Board as aforesaid ; And that for this one Voyage, 
aswell the Shipps and Provisions, as also the Passengers thereon depend- 
iDg, should bee cleared and suffered to proceed in their intended Journey, 
on such Termes and Condicions only as they were formerly subject with, be- 
fore the time of their late restraint, and noe other." — {Chas, 1. vol, 15. 86.\ 


Orders in Council^ from 1630 (o 1641. 


103S. " At Whitehall, the 1 5th of April, 1638. 

*' Present, Ihe King's most excellent Mnjcstie. 
"A letter to the High SherrifFs and Justices of Dorsetishire ond Hampshire. 
" Whereas we are informed of the great otid secrett abuses committed 
in that countie and other the uesterne parts, by the Company of New 
England, and such as send Commodities thither, who underhand provyde 
and secreltly transport extraordinary quantities of Whcatc, Beanes, Butter, 
Bee re, Cheese, Bacon, and like Provisions lo iho great prejudice of the 
Poorc thereabouts, and the inhaunceing of the Prices of those com modi* 
ties, Whereof wee haveing taken consideracion, haue thought good here- 
by, to recommend it to your especial! care to take notice of the same, and 
to cause ditligenl search to bee made for all such provisions as aforesaid » 
and that you take view and moke stay of all such commodities of victuall 
as shalbee found prepared to bee transported, in manner aforesaid ; And 
to make Certificate to the Board, of whal quantity and value they are, 
and to whom they doe belong, and in the meane time to stay them in safe 
hands till yoq receive further dircccions from us. And soe, &,*^" Signed 
dec.— (CAas. 1. vol 15.99.) 

1638, 8t^ May. 

^* A Passe for Thomas Hawkins of WbiSe Chappell, Carpenter^ to goe 
into the parte of America called New* England, and to take with him his 
Truiick of Apparell and other* necessaries, with the ordinary* Clause for 
searching* Dated the 10»^' May, 1638.'' Signed &.c— (CAa^. 1. vol 
15. 184.) 

1638. ** Ordered the twentieth*' [of April, 1638.] 

** Order for the Desire to passe to New Engl and t with passengers ^ 
provisions^ upon certificate SfC.^^ 

" Upon the humble Pe tic ion of William PterSr Master of the Shippe 
called the Desire, that the Peticioner, with diverse others inhabiting in 
New England, did lately arryve in the Port of London, in the said Shippe, 
hein^ wholi/ built in New England^ w hither the said Master doth nowe de- 
sire to retorne in the same, and did therefore desire the leaue of the Board, 
according to his Majesties late Proclamacion, and to transport such Pas- 
sengers and their necessary provisions of Howshold, as by true Certifi- 
cate shaibe qualified according to the Tenor of his Mnjesties former Proc- 
lamacion. Theyr Lordships did this day give leave that the said Master 
and Shippe should retorne to New England, together with such passen- 
gers and theyr necessary provisions as is desyred, and iheir Goods to passe 
aa formerly. Provided that the said Certificats of the Passingers be first 
brought to the Clarke of the Councell attendant, to be hy him allowed, 
and that they doe transport noe other Passingers or Provisions but such an 
shalbc soe allowed."— (CAo^. L vol 15. 341.) 

1638-9. 4 January, At Whitehall. 

Petition of the Ownere of the Ship Elizahetk of London, for license for 
said Ship to pass to New England with Goods, Cattle, and Passengers. 
Referred by their Lordships to the Sub*commiitee. — {Chas, 1. voL 16. 9.) 

{Same day.) Petition of Walter Barret and Walter Landtf and Comp^ 
of the City of Bristol that **lhey have by themselves and Iheir friends dis' 
bursed great charges for many years in setUng of a Plantation in New 
England, which Plantation was by them begun hng before such muhitudcs 



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of people were sent as now are planted there^ That those whom the said 
Petitioners have there already and all such as they intend now to send are 
regular people, and neither factious or various in Religion, but conform- 
able to liis Majesty and the Laws of the Church of England. That their 
Plantation is apart from all others and hath no relation to them. That 
they desire now to send 180 persons to provide and gather up in that 
country a sufficient quantity of Victualls for furnishing of such Shipps and 
men as the Petitioners intend to keep and employ in a Fishing trade upon 
that Coast all the year, for which Works it hath ever been permitted to 
export provisions from hence. That the Petitioners have built and pre- 
pared two Ships for that purpose only, And unless they may have leave 
to proceed, not only their Estates and livelihood, but that trade of Fishing 
will come to ruin." 

Praying for leave to proceed. 

^^ And that the Mayor and some Aldermen of the City of Bristol might 
be appointed to view the Passengers to be imbarked, and to dismiss such 
of them as shall be found unfit." 

B^f erred hy their Lordships to the Sub* Committee for foreign Plant a* 
lions — {Chas. 1. vol. 16. 10.) 

1638-9. "At Whitehall, the 11th of January, 1638. 

" Ships Licenced to goe to Newfoundland ^•c." 

^* Whereas the Merchapta trading to Spaine, Portugall, the Straights, 
dtc. did this day humbly represent that the prohibiting of Ships by proc- 
lamacion to goe for New England, without speciall Warrant, was a foun- 
dacion to deprive the Kingdome of much Trade, the importacion of much 
money, his Majestie of much custome, and many Ships and Seamen of 
imployment. And therefore humbly besought the Boord to graunt them 
liberty to send their shipping intended for Newfoundland and other places* 
and that by the way they may take in such helpe of fraight by Passen- 
gers and Goods for New England, as shalbee presented to them, that soe 
his Majesties Customes, Navigacion and Merchants may bee cherished 
and increased. Their Lordshippcs upon debate and consideracion of the 
premises did declare. That for all those Ships that are ready to take 
Fraight for the imployment aswell for' Newfoundland, Spaine, Portugall, 
the Straightes, &c. as for New England, their Lordshippes are content to 
give way. And doe order that all the said Shipps now in such readinesse 
bee permitted to depart and take their passengers with them without any 
Let or hinderance, but as concerning the Goodes and provisions they are 
to carry, that is wholly referred to the. Lord Tresurer, who is prayed to 
give such direccion therein as his Lordshipp shall conceave to bee best for 
his Majesties service. And their Lordshipes did further declare that 
when there shalbee other Shipps ready for the like imployment to those 
parts, upon the pcticion of the owners of them, their Lordshipes wilbee 
ready to give the like Sufferance for their proceeding in the like wayes, 
if there shalbee good cause sheweu to the Board for it." — (Chas. 1. vol. 
16. 22.) 

1688-9. " At Whitehall, 22* February, 1638. 

^'Sr Ferd. Gorges'' 

^^Thia day S' Ferdinando Gorge being called before the Board, to 
she we Cause why hee opposed the order of the 11^^ of October last,* 

« Not Entered in the Coancil Book of that date. 


Qrders in Council^ from 1630 /<> 16 1 L [April, 

affirmed by M^ Meautys, Gierke of ihc Counsel!, before ibe Sub-Commit- 
tee for Forraigne Plantations to bee the order of the Board. And why 
hec exhibited a difFerenl order of bis ovvne drawing. Confidently affirm- 
ing the same and denying the other to bee the order of the Board. Thire 
Lordshippa disliking and reproving the peremtory cariage of the said S' 
Ferdinando Gorge therein, Did nowe againe ratifye and confirmc their 
foresaid Order, and did require the said Subeornillee to proccedc in the 
Execucion of the buisinea accordingly, which order followelh in ha^c 
verba. . - , . 

Whereas it was objected by S' Ferdinando Gorge^ that his promise^ 
whereby bee is charged with the Arreare complained of to bee due from 
bim, did only looke forward to such Shipps as should bee sett out, and 
voyags made after his said promise, bearing date in Jnne 1632^ and not 
to the Sbipps sett^out and voyags mcocioned in the Certifficatc of S'^ John 
Wolstenholme end Abraham Dawes, which were before the date of the 
said promise. Their Lordshipps doe therefore referr it ognine to the Sub* 
comittee, to examine and Certiffy whether his said promise did relate to 
the Shipps and Voyages sett out, before or after ^ or to both. — (Cha$. I* 
voL 16. 1080 

1638-9. '' Alt Whitehall, the 20*^ of March, 1G38. 
** Consenting Sr Ferdinando Gorge and some poore peopled 
" This day was read at the Boord, a certificatt from the Subcommittee 
for foraine Plantations which followcth in bac verba. — According to your 
Lordshipps Order of reference of the 22^^ of February, 1638, directing as 
to examine and certilie whether the promise of Sr Ferdinando Gorgew to 
bee an Adventurer in equal 1 proportion rtith tapt. John Mason ^ (whereby 
he is charged with the Arreare com play ned of to bee due from him) did 
only relate to such Shipps as should bee sett out, and Voyages mode after 
his said promise, bearing date in Juno 1632, or to the Shipps sett out and 
voyages mencioned in the Ccrtificatt of S"* John Wolstenholme and S^ 
Abraham Dawes, which were before the dale of the said Promise, or to 
both, Wee have examined the same and fully beard the said S' Fcrd. 
Gorges, in whatsoever he could alleadge for himselfe, and doe find that 
bis said promise made in June 1632 as aforesaid, had relation to the 
Shipps sett out and Voyages mentioned in the said Certificatt of S' John 
Wolstenholme and S' Abraham Dawes, which were before the date of his 
said promise. And it appeared clcarcly unto us ihat the objection made 
by the said S^ Ferd. Gorges, that his said Promise related only and was 
to be apply ed to such Shipps as were sett out and voyages made after his 
said promise, was a meere Subterfuge and altogether groundless, for thai 
after his said promise made, hee paid in lOIF* which must necessarily 
bee in relation to the voyages and Shipps sett out before his said promise 
in regiiard that since the date of his said Promise there hath not been any 
Shipp sett out nor voyage att all made by the said Adventurers. Besides 
it appeared unto us aswell by the Register Booke of M^* Eyres, Clarke 
and accountant for the said Company as by the testimonyes upon oath 
aswell of the said M'' Eyres, as of George Griffith and Thomas Wannerion^ 
Merchants, that the said S' Ferd. Gorges did promise as aforesaid, to be« 
an Adventurer in all the voyages sett forth by the said Adventurers, in 
equatl proportion with the said Capt. Mason. As concerning the some of 
254^*** charged to bee owing and in Arreare by the said S'' Ferdinando 
Gorges (which was ordered to goe towards the satisfaccion of the Wages 



1864.] Orders in Council, from 1630 to 1641. 143 

and Salaries due to the poore peticioners. The proofe thereof is the said 
Register Booke of Accompts Kept by the said Eyres, attested by him 
upon oath to bee a true Accompt. Upon all which Wee are of opinion 
that the said S' Ferd. Gorges was in Arreare the said Sume of 254^ 
whereof 10**- only hath been by him paid, since the first complainte of 
the Peticioners to this Board. Nevertheless in reguard S*" Ferd. Gorges 
did object one particular, whereby he endeavoured to disable the testi- 
mony of the said Eyres, and the creditt of his register Booke, Wee have 
at his instance, thought fitt to represent the same to your Lordshipps, viz'* 
That in a cause lately depending in the Court of Requests, betweene one 
Cotton^ PlaintifTe and S"" Ferd. Gorges and Henry Gardiner^ defendants, 
concerning the Somme adventured by S*" Ferd. Gorges in a Fishing 
Voyage to New England, The Question being whether his adventure 
were 110^ or 50"- It was notwithstanding the nnswere of the said Eyres 
upon oath to an Interrogatory ministred on that behalfe, wherein he 
affirmed that the Adventure of the said S"" Ferd. Gorges was 110"*, Re- 
solved by the said Court that the said Adventure was only 50^* and soe 
ordered accordingly, a coppie of which deposition and order he now pro- 
duced before us. Which, whether it may touch to the impeachment of the 
testimony of the said Eyres, or the credilte of his Register Booke of Ac- 
compts, in the matters referred by your Lordshipps to us. Wee presume 
not to judge, but humbly submitt the same to your Lordshipps, only wee 
conceaue it fitt to acquainte your Lordshipps, likewise with M'* Eyres his 
Answere thereunto, which was That the Court of Requests did not reject 
his testimony there in such a sense as S"" Ferd. Gorges now urges and 
would make use of to disable his testimony in other thinges. But that al- 
though the said order of Court determined it otherwise than as he had de- 
posed, yet the same was but according to the course of all courts, in re- 
guard there was but Singularis Testis, And therefore humbly desiered 
that in case the said objection of S' Ferd. Gorges made any impression 
with your Lordshipps, that he might be heard to give furUier answere 
thereunto." Signed Will Becher, — Francis Wyatt, — Abraham Williams, 
— Tho. Meautys, — Laur. Whitaker. 

Upon reading whereof theyr Lordshipps being satified that there was 
no cause for their Lordshipps to retract their former order of the 27*^ of 
June last, doe in all thinges ratifie and confirme the same, and doe order 
that the sayd S'' Ferdinando Gorges shall pay forthwith upon sight hereof 
into the hands of the Clarke of the Counsel I acting, of 244"* to bee dis- 
tributed to the peticioners and paid proportionably according to the sev- 
erall Summes dew unto every of them respectively, as by the sayd former 
order is appointed."— (CAa«. 1. vol 16. 179-80.) 

1639. M At the Inner Starchamber, 28*^ May, 1639. 

^^Touehing S*" Ferdinando Gorges.*^ 

** Whereas S^ Ferdinando Gorges, by an order of the Boord of the 20*'» 
of March last, was required to pay the Sum of 244"- to be distributed 
and paid to divers poore people for Wages and Salaries, The said S' Fer- 
dinando by his Peticion acquainting their Lordshipes that hee was now 
ready to make payment thereof. It was this day ordered that the said S^ 
Ferdinando should pay the same to S^ William Becher, Kn^ Gierke of the 
CouDcell, who hath formerly been acquainted with that businesse, and 
hee is prayed and required to see the said Money distributed and paid re- 
tpeetirelj to the said poore people, expressed in a Register kept by M'* 

Orders in Council^ from IG30 to JGIL 


Eyres proporlionably according to the severtill sums jusily due and owing 
unto every of ilicm for Wages. And if there shalbee any overplus It was 
fuTlber Ordered that the same should bee restored to the said S' Ferdi- 
nando/'— (C/ws. 1. vol 16. 393.) 

1639. '^ Att Whitehall, the 21'^ of July, 1639. 

** Liberlie given to E! bridge to export 80 Passengers and other provis- 
ions for New Englutid, ihcy tiilcing the Oath of Allegiance and Supre- 

** Upon the humble peticion of Gy/e* Elhridge^ of the Ciity of Bristoll 
Merchant, praying Licence for ibe exportacion of about Eighty passen- 
gers and some provisions, formerly accumstomed for the encreace and 
i^ypport of his fishing pluntacion in New England, Their Lordshipps did 
this day give leave unto the said El bridge to exporie for New England 
the said 80 Passengers, together with such provisions as hath bene for- 
merly accustomed, Provided that bee doe give Bond here by himselfe, or 
some other Sufficient man to the Clarke of the CounselU to his Majestie^s 
use, that none of the said persons shalbee shipped unttll publickely before 
the Maior of Bristoll they haue taken the Oalhes of Allegiance and Su- 
premacie And the Lord Treasurer is hereby prayed and required to 
give order to the Officers of the Port of Bristoll accordingly, any former 
order of the Boord, or other restrainie to the contrary in anyw^ise notwith- 
standing."— {CAa*. L vol 16. 530- L) 

1639. Oct. " At the Inner Starrchamber, tbe W^ of October, 1639. 

" Sir Ferdtnando Gorge was this day ordered by the Board to pay 
** upon sight hereof" the Sum of ir''l9'^ 5'*- to Adrian Tucker^ due lo 
him by S^ Ferdinando Gorge and others. Adventurers for New England*" 
for Wages due on the 17^»^ of June, 1633."— (CAo^. L vol 16. 697.) 

Soon after this, there were numerous applications made to the Coun- 
cil for permission to ship Passengers & Provisions to New England, 
in which the number of Passengers and the various quantities of Provis- 
ions are stated, an abstract of whicli follows : — 


Ditie. NamtofShip. Wktrtfrom. Mailer, 

1659, ThoMafvUoie/IBOiottJt, CriMol 

Nov iS. 


1 19. 


Tlve Nc plane 

The Fellowsliiii 

I'Juc Desire of New En- } 

gland \ 

The William flt Georf^e 
The Sparrow of New j 

£ng1andrM>fmit ) 

The Merchant A. <1 rent ur- ) 
erof London. 300 totu \ 
The 8chipio, 300 ions 
'The 81. Juhn, 3S0 torn 






ChcnttM. No, o/i**t. 
Rtrliard l^iig; 
John *" 

hn *i'avlor I 

hii Gouninf f of f 
islol tncnljajits J 


Gcnree FoicroA 
and othersi 

Thorn a« Hawkint 

rNkcht^nptab BtHirae 







Ricfad Rufselt 
} 4" T^rtner 

inot aUiteil] Robert Clay 

Feby S9. The Suian & Helen 
Aprd 10. I'he Hopewell of Barn- } 
•tabic* V 

" ^TbeHopewdlorLcm-^ Britiol 

" The Charlef fifistol 

** The Wdliam U John do 

WUk HaittnenU of the proouriofif Memt in each $hip. 


Sicphen Goodyerc ) At^ 
raerchl. ^ ^^ 

Edward Fayne [oot «ialed1 


Maibew Abrcy 



^^^— 60 

(Ci>. Rfg, Cha», L VOL 17./ 

♦ Thia 15 prubftbly an error, as the freight list in both is exactly ibe same, as wdl 

as ibe Dumber of passengersj and was probably one and Ibe same ships sent from 

Barnsubte to Bristol, 

1854] Will of Elder John Siane. 145 

•^ At Whitehall, ultimo Martij, 1641. 

''Far a free Trade to New England:^ 
** A Letter directed to the Lord High Tresurer of England.^' 

'• Whereas the Merchants Planters of New England have by their Pe- 
ticioo*complained that they have not been nor yet are permitted to freight 
their ships and to transport to the said Plantacion necessary commodities 
for the safeguard and defence thereof, as also for the support and reliefe of 
the Inhabitants there. Wee, having taken the same into consideracion, 
doe think fit hereby to pray and require your Lordship to give present 
order to the Officers of all his Majesty^s ports to permit and suffer the said 
Merchants Planters not onely to transport passengers, but also to freight 
their said ships with all such commodities, as by their Charter they are 
permitted and allowed to doe for those parts, and to proceed on in their 
voyage thither, as other Merchants use to doe, (notwithstanding any for* 
mer restraint to the contrary,) without the Let, hinderance, or molestacion 
of any of them the said Officers. For which this shalbee your Lordship^s 
sufficient warrant. And so, etc. Dated ultimo Martij, 1641. Signed by 
Lo. Privy Scale, fla. of BristoU, Lo. Savile, 

Ea. Marshal], Ea. of Holland, Lo. Newburgh, 

Lo. Chamblain, Lo. V. Say & Scale, Mr. Treser." 

{Chas. I. vol. 18. 111.) 


In obedyence to God^s comand, I John Stone of Cambr : aged about 64 
years, and now sick & weak, but of sound Judgm^ 6i memory, do make 
d& ordeyn this my last will & testam^ in manner 6l form following. My 
imortall soul I leave it in the armes, dc comitt it to y« everlasting mercyes 
of God, father sonn dc holy ghost, — my body to a decent bury all. — ^My 
outward estate I dispose as folio weth. 

Imp'. To my dcare wife Ann Stone,* I do giue & bequeath the house 
wherein I now dwell, ^ all my lands belonging thereunto, or within the 
bounds of Cambr. as also all my moveables of all sorts, also six cows, and 
my best young mare, swine & poultry ; as also the rent & benefit of all 
my houses & lands at Sudbury, now occupied by my sonn Daniel Stone, 
To have & to hold y« same dureing her naturall life. And afler her de- 
cease, I do give unto my daughters Hannah Bent, Mary Fox^ Elizab. Stow, 
Margarett Brown, Tabitha Rice & Sarah Hill, my dwelling house in 
Cambr. dc all y^ lands that I have in Cambr. [passage omitted] and y^ 
remainder y^ shall be led at her death I will y^ it be equally divided amonff 
all my children. [Omission.] And my will is y^ my dauf^ Sarah Hill 
shall have liberty to purchase my house 6l lands above bequeathed to my 
daughters, shee paying ye rest their portions out thereof as my Execut * 
shall advise d& order. 

It*** All my out lands in Sudbury that are undisposed of, & not im- 
proved, I do giue & bequeath to my sonnes Daniell Stone, David Stone, 

* Daaghter of Elder Edward How, of Wateriown. It is unkoown how long Mrs. 
Stone survived her husband. 


Will of Elder John Stone. 


& Nathaoiel Stone, to be equally divided among y*" And I do will that 
ihcy pay to my djiuglit* above immed Ooe hundred pounds in country pay, 
within one yeare after nny dcseosc,— Only unto Nathaniel his portion 

icof in two years after my desease, 
^y It". My dwelling houses at Sudburyi barnes, dt all ray lands S: mea- 
dows thereunto belonging I do give &; bequeath to my sonn John Stone,* 
to have & to hold y« same dureing his naturatl life, to be improved by my 
sonn Daniel for his good» comfort 6l support ; and In case of y* decease of 
my [son] Daniel before my sonn John, 1 do then comitt the Governm* of 
my s"* aotiii John & his estate to my surviving son nes, as my Execulf* shall 
advise, [Large omission.] And in case of any disagreem^ as to the true 
intent of this my Will, I do order that my Execul" hereafter named shall 
have full power to determine ye same, i. I do will & hereby require all 
my child" that they rest fully satisfied in such advice 4j determination as 
they shall from time to lime give in any matter of controvcrsie betweeo 
ym* referring to this my will. 

Finally, I do nominate, constitute ik ordeyn my deare & loving wife 
Ann Stone sole Executrix of this my will &l testam*, and my loveing 
Brethren John Cooper sen*" t &. Samuel Stone sen'' I do intreal to accept 
the care 61 trust of Overseers, 61 to assist my wife therein. And after 
my wifc'*s deseasc I do constitute 6l ordeyne my said Overseers to be 
Exect'" to fulfill w^ shall remaine to be done 6l accomplished after her 

In testimony hereof 1 do hereunto put my hand Sl seale 

this 16, 2. 1683. 
Sealed &- deliver^ JOHN STONE [Seal] 

In p^aence off ". 

Tho: Dan forth 

Richard Robins 

Abraham Hoi man ^-.^ ( Tho: Dan forth, Dept. Gov^. 

\ Dann Gooking, Esq^ 

Before ■ 

Rit Robing & Abram Holman, being sworn, do say that Elder John 
Stone being of sound Judgm* 6t memory, sealed &, published this Instru- 
m^ as his last will and testa m^, and that they put tlieir names as witnesses 
thereto. As attests Tho: Dan forth, R 

Ent. lib. 6. p. 31,2, 3. by T, D. R. 12. 4. 1683, 

I had intended to give a sketch of my ancestor's romantic and beautiful 
situation upon the banks of Sudbury river where it receives the waters of 
Cochitua brook, but it would take more space in the Register than I feel 
willing to occupy^ I will therefore only observe, ihot on ihc site of his 
house now stands the station house of Saxonville B. R. Road — where 
dwelt Elder John Stone, probably the 6rst white man among the red men 
of Cochitua Dale. 



^ John was hm £om^,, andj thuogh undaabtedly the oldest lon^ there is no recofd 
of bis birth or deatb. 

t Hair broihcr of Tf siiior. 

■: A 

1864.] John Dane^s Narrative, 147 


A small volume in the handwriting of John Dane, of Ipswich, (jrreat-great- 

Sandfather of Hon. Nathan Dane, founder of the Dane Law Pro^ssorship at 
anrard University,) has latel^ been presented to the N. R H. G. Society by 
John J. Babson, Esq., of Gloucester. The book contains 132 leaves, is 3i inches 
wide, and 6 inches lon^, and is bound in parchment, with a lappet ' On the inside 
of the Qover is written m a large hand : — ** Phiiemon fVamer^JunTy ku Book^ given 
Mm by his grandmothar fTamfr, /an^y 20'*, 1741: 2."— On the first leaf is the 
following memorandum : *' TViis John Dane was from England, Dod. PhUkmon 
Dan^s t'aiher, of Jpswich, I remember y Dod. CO or 70 years agoe, jr Phils. 
Wakher, 1770.** — On the next page Mr. Dane's writing commences with the fol- 
lowing, — probably intended as a tiUe page : 

" By John Dane, senner, of Insh witch, 

And Chiriergen, in the yer of our Lord, 

Containing sum poeros in waie of 

preparation fur death, besides the obsaruaton 

of seanarall prouedensis in the Cose of 

his lyfe, and aded seauerall meditations. 

He that lines out full seauenty years, 

and has fullfild that number, 

his aAer time that doth apere 

is of grefe and great wonder, (psalmo the 90 : 10." 

Blr. Warner has added under this : — ^•* Ipswich, 1^2.'* 

The volume contains two narratives,— one in rhyme and the other in prose, — 
and some religious meditations and advice to the author's children, in rhyme. It 
also contains minutes of sermons by Mr. Dennison, Mr. Hubbard, and Mr.. 
Gerrish, in the handwriting of one who signs himself John Dane, — probably the 
son of the first owner. There is also some short hand. The prose narrative — 
which is here printed— contains all the facts found in the rhymed one, with ad- 
ditional particulars. It will be seen that it is deficient in dates. But it gives the 
places of residence of the family in England, besides other important nets and 
interesting descriptions. It is otherwise valuable in giving us an insight into the 
character and sentiments of persons in Mr. Dane's condition in life, in his day. 
The writer of the nairative, it seems, came to New England before his parents. 
He appears to have anrived here in the spring or early part of the summer, — bat* 
in what year is not known, — and after a short t-tav at Roxbnry, to have settled in 
Ipswich. Mr. Felt finds him at Ipswich in 1638.* His father had a house lot 
granted to him there, ''entered 9th 2mo. I639.''f 

Sarah Dane, dau. of the narrator, m. 2!) Sept 1668, Daniel Warner, and: wm 
probably the "grandmother Warner" mentioned above. Her son, Philemon 
Warner, b. 2 Feb., 1675, m. 27 April, 1696, Abigail Tuttle, and had Philemon jr. 
b. 17 Jan., 1697, who " might well remember his great uncle tiie Doctor^ who -was- 
living in 1716." t Mr. Dane in his will says: — "My will is that my sons John 
and Philemon have my books and manuscripts, and that Phihsmon divide them, 
and John chuse."§ I suppose, from appearances, that this boek fell^to the share 
of John, who may afterwards have given it to his^sister Samh Warner. 

Below are fac similes of three autojpuphs. 
first is that of the narrator's father, written f 
the second is his own, 1683, and the last i 
his brother. Rev. Francis Dane of Andover, i 
I have prefixed a pedi|[ree of the Dane fai/iily ; 
ring which I am indebted for materials t ' 

to his sister Samh Warner, 
hs. The .^.X^"^ 
in ia58, C\ A 

Js to Mr. /^ 

Thomas B. Wvman, Jr., and to William R. f^ /^ 

Deane, Esq. The latter gentleman has allowed St^./CL 5^^ a> 5i 

nie to make use of several valuable lettera on 0^2^^ //•-^'w^rur >*^ 

this subject which he has received from A. Ham- ^ 

matt, Esq., of Ipswich. J. D. ^'filsewUM pSa^tA 

• Hist, of Ipswich, p. 11. t Hammatt. % Ibid. <^ \YyA. 

V Min Dane*8 


1864] V £hn Dane's Narrative. 149 


And first of a famely prouedens. In my infansy, and yet I ueary well 
Remember it, my fatther Remoud his hal>etation from baicumstid [Berk- 
hampstead] to Starford [Stortford]. Thare he bout a house, and brout 
his famely theather ; and he went back againe to finesh matters with him 
he had sould his two, and my mother and hur children ware at Storford. 
Not being among anie aquaintans, and my fatther staying longer then she 
thout he would, or himself other, my mother met with sum wants and 
was trobeled and weapt. I doubt not but she layd open her wants to god, 
for she was a serious woman. And my Sister How, she was but a lettell 
gurle, she went into the yard and sot doune in the sun under the window ; 
and laying hur hand on the ground to Rise up, thare lae a shilling under 
hur hand. She brout it in. I, being a lettell boy, askt hur where she 
found it. She shewed me. I went and scrabled with my fingers in the 
place and found a notther. It being in the nick of time in hur wants, she 
toke great notis of it and I doubt not but made good improuement thareof, 
with great acknouledgment of gods marsie at that time. 

I shall menshon one more consuming my Mother. When she liued in 
starford, one nyte, in her slepe, she fell mto a dream, and waking she 
was mutch taken with it She tould my father, and could not cepe it out 
of hur mind. And it was, that sutch a minester, I haue forget his name, 
should preach sutch a weke and sutch a day at elsuam, [Elsenham,] on 
sutch a text. The thouts of it did so take with hur that she inquiered, 
and as she dreamed, so it was ; the same man, the same day, the satne 
text. She and my brother How herd him. I, then being so young, can- 
not Remember euery thing ; but I doubt not but that she made good im- 
prouement of that sarmon. 

Cf>nsarning my self; when I was but d lettell boy, being edicated under 
godly parents, my Conshans was ueary apt to tell me of euells that I 
should not doe. Being now about aight yers ould, I was giucn mutch 
to play and to run out without my fathers Consent and againe his comand. 
One a time, I haueing gone out most parte of the day, when my father 
saw me cum home, he toke me and basted me. I then ccpt home, and 
folowed my busenes two or thre datie. My father and mother Comended 
me, and tould me that god would bles me if I obeyed my parents, and 
what the contrary would ishcw in. I then thout in my harte, o that my 
fatther would beat me more when I did amis. I fard, if he did not, I 
should not be good. 

Not longe after, I being alone on the shopbord Repping open a payer 
of bretches of a Gintilmans who had had a hole in his pocut and sewed up 
againe, thorow which hole he had lost or dropt into his knes of his lining 
a pese of gould, which, when I saw, I thought I myt haue it, for I thout 
nobody knew'of it, nof could know of it. I toke the Gould and hed it, 
and sat upon the shopboard to worke ; but, thinking of it, I thout it is none 
of myne. I fetcht it againe, hut upone more pondring I went and hed it 
againe. When I had dun so, I could not be quiet in my mynd, but fetcht 
it affaine, and thout thow nol>ody could know of it, yet god, he knew of it 
So T gaue it to my fatther, hoe g lue it to the gintelman. I cant but take 
notes of gods goodness in then ffiving me Restrayning grace to presame 
from sutch a temptation, though then I slytly passed ouer man^ «utehk 


John Dane. 


I did think myself in a good-oondishon, I was conuinsed lliat 1 should 
pray and durst doe no other, and Rod and here sarmons and durst doa no 

lather; yet I was giuen to pastime and to dansing, ar.d that I thout lawfulL 
Now uppone a time, when I was groune 18* yers cf age or ihare ahouts, 
I went to a dansing scoll lo lame to dans. My father hering of it, when 
I cam home tould me, if I went agayne, he would hast me, I tould him, 
if he did he should neuer bast me againe. With that, my father toke a 
stick and basted me» I toke it patiently, and said nothing for a day or 

^ flwojv but on morning betimes 1 Res and toke 2 shurts on my back and the 
best sate I had, and a bybell in my pocet, and set the dores open and went 
to my fathers chamber do re and said, god by father, god by root her. 
Why, whether are you going ? To scke my fortin, 1 answared. Then 
said my mother, got whare you mll^ god he trill Jind you out This word, 
the point of II^ stuck in my brest, and afterwards god struck it home to its 

A I! though I thout my fatther was two Strict, 1 thoul Soloman said, be 
not holy ouer mutch, and daued was a man after gods oun harte, and he 
was a danser ; but yet I went my Journey, and was from him half a yens 
before he hard whare I was. I first settled in barcumsted, and thare 
Rought on a shobord that had bene improud that waic» On a nyte, when 
most folke was a bead, a mayd cam into tlie shopbord and sat with me, 
and we Jested togetther ; but at the last she cared it so, and put huself in 

rSutch a poster, as that 1 made as If I had sum speshall ocashon abrod and 
went out ; for I fared, If I had not, I should haue ctnnitled foley with hur. 

^ But I ofcn ihout that it was the prayers of my parents that preuaild with 
god to kepe me. I iheu gauc my self mutch to dansing and staying out 
and heatting myself and lying in haymowes, the pepell being a bed whare 
I abod that I lost my culler and neuer Recuferd it a gaine. 

I then went and wrought at harford, [Hertford,] and went to an in for 
my lodging. The next day I went and got worke in the toune. It was 

I liere the time of the sises at harford, and my m*t had manie sargants 
Cote« to make ; and T sat up thre nights to work, and then I went to my 
In to lodg. The dore was lockt, and I knockt hard. 1 hard one of tho 
mayds sa, th?ire is one at the dore, 1 hard one sa^tis no matter, it is none 
but the uiyler So they opend the dore, and the ostis sat in a chare by 
the fyer, in hur naked shift, houlding hur brcsts open. She said to me, a 
chare being by hur, she houlding out hur hand. Cum let us drink a pot, 
and seuerall times Reetrated hur w^ords. 1 said I was so slepey that I 
could not stay with her now, but I would drink a cup with bur in the 
morning-, and so I hastend awaie to my Chamber. Here 1 toke no 
notes of the goodnes of god in Restrayning me, but Ratther ascribd it to 
my self; all though 1 had as Retched a natter, as I haue bene seos more 
sensable on then before. 

Awhile after thare was a Ct>ckpit bult, to file Cockes in, and many 
Knits iind Lords meat thare ; and ihare folowed lo the toune a manie 
braue La^es* And upone a day, as I Remember, thare came on from 
Starford (hat I was wonderfull glad lo see, that I myt inquierof my frinds 
thare I iouiled him to this in to drink ; and thare was one of theas braue 

* Iti itu> rhymed tiarrfttive hf says thai when he left his parents he was *' sixteot 
yeres cH nfje.* 

t The luverifd commi is used for a sign of contraction for which we have not ihe 
proper character M- here stands lur Master Twice^iLt least, ia the faltowiag pageSi 
It is oseit fur Mistress. 

1854.] John Dane^s Narrative. 151 

lases thare which dind at the table I dind at, and it is lykly that I myt drink 
to hur and she to me ; but this I know, I neuer toucht hur. The nite after, 
I came to goe to bead and askt for a lite. My ostes sayd, we are busey, 
you may goe up without, the mone shines. And so I did. And when I 
cam in the chamber, I went to my bed side and puld of all my Clothes 
and went in, and thare was this fine lase in the bead. I slipt on my 
Clothes a^yne, and went doune and askt my ost, why she would same 
me so. O, sayd she, thars nobody would hurt you. I tould hur, if I 
hired a Rome, I would haue it to myself ; and shoud my self mutch 
angrey. So she gaue me a lite into another Chamber, and thare I lae ; 
but, in the morning, I went to that chamber I used to ly in, for I had left 
a lettell bundell of things on the beds tester. I cam to the dore and gaue 
the dore a shuf, and this fine Mistres Reacht out hur hand out of the bead 
and opend the dore. So I went in. I doubt mis I am troblsom to you. 
No, sayd she, you are welcum to me. I tould hur, I had lef\ a small 
trifell on the tester of the bead, and I toke it and went my waie. For all 
theas, and manie other of the lyke, I thank god I neuer yet knew any but 
thos two wifes that god gaue me. But when I consedcr my Retched hart, 
and what I myt with shame and blushing speke that waie, I cannot but sa, 
O, wonderfull, unspekable, unsarchabl marseys of a god that taketh care 
of us when we take no Care of ourseluese. 

I now being at harford, M^ Goodin preacht thare, and he preacht con- 
sarning prayer. But on saboth day, not being in that trim that i would haue 
bene in, (I had a great band that cam ouer my shoulders that was not 
clenc, and sum other things that I would haue had,) I would not goe to 
metting but walkt in the filds close by a meadow sid. Thare was, 
whetther fly, wasp or hornet, I cannot tell, but it struck my finger, and 
watter and blod cam out of it and paind me mutch. I went up to a hous 
and shoud it, but thay knew not what a sting I had at my harte. Now I 
thout of my mothers words, that god would find me out. I hastend home 
to the Chamber I lay in, at my masters house ; and when i cam thare I 
toke my by bell and lokt ouer sum instructions my father had Ret, and I 
weapt sorly. The payne and swelling increast d& sweld up to my shoul- 
der. . I prayd ernistly to god that he would pardon my sinn and heall my 
armo. I went to a surgin and askt him whi^t it was. He said it was the 
take, I askt him what he meant. He said it was taken by the prouedena 
of god. This knoct home on ray hart what my mother said, god will find 
you out. Now I made great promises that if god would here me this time 
I would Refer me. 

It pleased god in a short time to ease me and«I did Reforme, and stod 
in aw of gods Judgments, though I had a I ink ring mind af\er my former 
pastime. I then Rout with m^ Tead, that Hues at Charlstoune. He was 
a young man then. He and I was going to a dansing on nite, and it ' 
began to thunder, and I tould him I doubted we ware not in our waie ; 
and he and I went back againe. But about a munth or six wekes af\er9 
I had a mynd to uisit a frind of a saboth day foure myle of of harford ; 
but I tok a good whyle pond ring whether I myt or no. I knew m^ good* 
ing was a good man, and that the other was naught ; but, to quiet my 
mynd, I thought that Christ said consarning the phareses, thay set ia 
moises chare, here them. I thought he myt preach good matter. 
And thus 1 blynded m^ eyse, and went. And when I cam thare, 
tliay ware gone to mettmg; and I flattred myself, it may be I shall 
mete theip earning home. And so I went in to an orched,^ and «bX. 


John Doners NarrcHm, 


doune in an arbore ; and, as before, one ihe same finger and on the 
same place, I was strucken as before, And as it struck tny hand so 
it struck my harte, for I sudingly Rose up and went into a wood; and 
thare I cryd bitterly, and now concluded that god, god had found me out, 
I was now ulterly forlorn in my spiret, and knew not what to du, thinking 
that god now had utterly forsaken me, and that he would here me no 
more. And wht^n I had cryd so long that I could cry no longer, I Rose 
up in a forJorae condisbon,and went home to harford. I then, in a Kestles 
condishon knew not what to du. I was thinking what to do to throw of 
this troble ; and at this time, awhile after^ thare was on master scurfold, 
[Scofield ?] who was a minester and my godfather, that had a sonn iJiat 
was boundf to aaint Christifars, and he was at me to goe with him. I 
Readily agred. And when the time was cum that we should goe, thare 
came nuse that saint Christifars was taken by the spanyard,* 

Then was 1 at a sore lose, and considred what I should du. I drew up 
this conclushon, that I would goe and work iurney work thorow alt the 
Ck>untics in ingland, and so walk as a pilgrim up and doune on the earth* 
But, at last, I had sum thouts to goe first home to my fathers house ; but 
I thout he would not entertaine me. But 1 went ; and when I came homCt 
my fatther and mother entertained me ucary louingly, and all the uoigh- 
bors. Yet my mynd was still trubled, though I had sum secret thouta 
thai god myt still doe me good, M^ hares [Harris ?] preaching at ator* 
ford on that text, Am I my brothers Cepper ? declard that we out to be 
one anothers keppers. Upon which I spake to one ihal I was aquainted with, 
that if he saw me eyther du or say that that was not mete, that he would 
tel me of it. At that time when 1 herd anie Red a chapter that thare was 
anie of the promises in, my tares would Run doune my Chekes. I saw a 

roung man Cuming in the streat, and I fard that he would call me out. 
left the shopbord and went into a backhouse^ and prayed to god to kepe 
me that i myt not be ouercura. 

After awhile that 1 had abod with my father, m* Nortent cuming to my 
fathers wisht him to put me to m* Barentons. That was a ueary Religious 
famely as cuer 1 came in* And I went theatther and was Bultler; thare 
I cept companie with the choises Chnstions. I went to here m*^ fareclolb, 
ihre or fowr myle, I haue forgot the lounes name. The words of m* fare 
Clothes text was ihease : Ye that ware alents and Ktrangera from the com- 
anwelth ofisrell hath he Reconsild to himself In this sarmon he did so 
set forth the loue of Christ, his Redenes and wnllingnes to entertaine pore 
sinners, as that I Beleue thare ware uearey feaw dry eyse in the metting 
house, nor without dores for maciie could not cum in. It was great in- 
curegment to me. 

Sonc after this I mared, and went and dwelt at a place called wood 
Roe, in hatfeld, Sone after I had the palsie taking me, which did mutch 
weaking my brayne and spoyle my memory. And just it was with god 
that it should be so, for 1 cannot but acknowledg of what god had then 
bestowed on me. I went to a phisishon, and he toutd me that it was too 

• Si. Cbristophers was capiarcd by a Spaaish fleet ander Pon Frederick de Toledo, 
in Ociober 1629, 600 of tbe Eogllsh seilterj^ were condemned lo work in the mines 
of Mexico, which oatrage wqm one of the reasont that induced Crorowell, in ln55, to 
■end the fleet under Peon and Venables against Jamaica. See SoQihey*sf WcM Indies 
I, 2ti4, and Manin'« Br. CoL 11, 145 Jc 367, 

t This I auppoM was Rer. John Norton^ afierwards minister at Ipswich and Bos- 
ton. f>f E. He had t^een carate at Biahop^n Siortford, where the anibor';} father then 




18S4.] John Dane^s Narrative. 163 

latte to doe me annie good. I was so as that I could scarce goe to bed or 
from bed without helpe. And my mother hauing bone saruant to the Ladie 
denney,* she speaking of it to the Ladie, she tould hur of a meadson, that 
had cucred an ould woman of thre score yeres ould. My mother, dili- 
gently atending to the meathod of the besenes, cam to me and aplyed the 
same to me, and it ceuerd me ; though I have the marks of it on my face 
to this day. Then I lined on wood Ro grcne, on hatfild forrist. No 
soncr on trobell was at an end, but a nother insude. There was on mus- 
chen liued under the same Rofe that I lined in, only he lined at one end 
and I at the other. Tharc was farmers and yemans sonnes meat thare 
and I was among them, thinking no harme. But thay ware a contrifing 
to haue a mearey metting at that muschins hous, and inuitted me to be one 
of them. And being among them, thay would contrif thare busenes with 
me, and tould me that thay would haue four bushills of barly out of a 
barne, (the ouncr of which, one of these was his son,) and this muschin 
was to turne it into malt, and brew it, and drink it thare. I durst not Cros 
them, thay ware sutch blustring lades ; but I was in a sad tunc, and knew 
not what to doe. But I went to my Brother Howest father and nduised 
with him. He was a uery onest man, and he tould mc I should, by no 
meanes, be among them when thay did act that busenes, but make sum 
Journey sum waie or other, and he would du the busenes for me. So I 
did. And he acquainted the woman of the house, a prudent woman. And 
at the time apointed thay went to the barn. The woman, hauing had fore 
knowledg of it, stud aAcr supper at hur hall window Icsening, the barne 
not being fare distant from the house, and she hard a noise at the barne, 
and sent suddinly to the barne, and toko them with fowr bushils of barly, 
cared out of the barne in a sacke. The thing being discouercd, the men 
ware in a bad tose, but thay suspected mc ; and the yemons sonn came 
flattring to me, to know if I did not tell of it ; and said it is well that it 
was found out, but neds he would know if I did not tell sum of the famely. 
I toud him I had not spoke with anie of the famely sens we ware togetther. 
Many words past, but notthing did apcre, but suspishon. But on of the 
Company (as afterwards I was informed, and I myself suspected him and 
escaped his hands) came with a sord to my shop to kill me. 

This was no sooner ouer but cumes a new trouble. 

I then went to Hue in the chef place in hatfild toune, and toke a pren- 
tis and kept a gurniman. And the taylers ware so disgust at it that thay 
made arnestly to the ould lady barcnton, S' fransis barcnton's | widdow, 
and to m^ S^ Thomus barenton to git me out of the toune ; for sayd thay 

* There is a monument at Bishop's Stoitford to Lady Margaret Denny, a descend- 
ant of the Edgecumbes, of Mount Edgecumbe, in Cornwall, Maid of Honor to Queen 
Elizabeth, and wife to Sir Edward Denny, knt., Groom of the Queen*s Privy Cham- 
ber. She died April 1648, aged 88. The Lady Denny mentioned in the text may 
have been this person. See Beauties of England and Wales, VII , 214. 

t It appears from this that the father of James How, who emigrated to New Eng- 
land and settled at Ipswich, resided at this time at Hatfield, co. Essex, Eng., or in its 
Ticiniiy. This fact may assist his decendanis in tracing their English ancestry. 

X Sir Francis Barrington (created a Baronet 29 June 1611, d. 1628} m. Joan, dau. 
of Sir Henry Cromwell, and aunt to Oliver Cromwell, the Protector. He had ch. : 
Sir Thomas, Robert, (these two are mentioned above ;} Francis, John, Elizabeth, m. 
Ist Sir James Altham, knt., 2dly Sir William Masham, knt.; Mary, m. Sir Gilbert 
Geranl ; Winifred, m. Sir William Mewes, or Meux ; Ruth, m. Sir George Lamplugh, 
km. ; Joane, m. Sir Richard Everarde, knt. See Burke's Extinct & Dorm. Baronet- 
age, (ed. 1844,) p. 43. Rev. Ezekiel Rogers, of Rowley, was at one time chaplain in. 
the Cunilj of Sir Francis. See Reg. V. 119. 


John Dane's NarramSr 


he takes up all our workc, and we know not how to Ime, This was so 
eagirly prosecuted as that m^ Koburd barenton tuuld me y' he would giue 
me his eres, if he did not send me out of toune, And after thre times 
sent for before S"^ Thomus barenton, by warraot, and pleaded ngainst^aod 
could Dot preuaile, Thay sumansd me to the quarter seshons ; but god 
of his goodnes stod by me, and afterwords 1 found great frenship from 
thos that was my profest aduersareys. 

When theas stormes ware a leltle ouer, thare was a great cuming to IJU 
ingland ; and I ihout that the temptations thare ware two great for me* 1 
then bent myself to cum to nu ingland, thinkiEig that 1 should be more fre 
here then thare from temptations ; but I find here a deuell to tempt, and a 
I corupt hart to deseue. But to Return to the way and manner of my cum* 
i ing. When 1 was mutch bent to cum, I went to starford to my faliher to 
lell him. My brotther how was thare then. My fatther and motiher 
showd themaelfs unwilling. I sat close by a tabell whare thare lay a bi* 
belh I hastily toke up the bybell, and tould my fatther if whare I opend 
the bybell thare i met with unie thing eyther to incuredg or discouredg 
that should settell me. 1 oping of it, not knowing no more then the child in 
the womb, the first I east my eys oo was : Cum out from among thenit 
touch no unclene ihing, and I will be your god and you shall be my pe» 
pelK My fatther and motthcr neuer more aposd me, but furdercd me in 
the thing ; and hasted after me as sone as thay could. My first cuming 
was to Roxburey. Thare I toke a pese of ground to plant of a friodi J 
And I went to plant, and hauing cept long in the shep, the wealther beiti^f' 
hot, I spent my self, and was ucary wearey and thurstey. I cam by ft 
spring in Roxbuery streat, and went to it, and drunk, and drunk againe 
and againe manie times; and I neuer drounk ^ine in my lyfo that morel 
Refreshl me, nor was more pleasant to me in my lyfe^ as then I absolutly " 
tbouti But m' Norton being at ipshwitch, I had a mynd to line under him. 
And, on a time, I came to ipshwitch alone when thare was no path but 
what the ingens had made ; sumlimes 1 was in it, sumtimcs out of it, but 
god directed my waie. By the waie I meat in on place with forty or fiftie 
indiens, all of a Roe. The formost of them had a long state that he held 
on his forhed lyke a unicorns borne. Many of them ware powwous; aDdgj 
as I past by them, I said, What chere, Thay all with a loud uoise, laugh- I 
ing, cryd out,j What chere, What chere, that thay made the woods Ring with 
the noyse. After ( parted wilh ihem about a myle, I meat with two in- 
dinesj one of them a uery lusty sannup, I had a pocket under my arme, 
and he toke hoiild of it, and pekt into it. 1 snatcht it away, with an angrey 
MOuntinaQs, aod he made no more of it So I came to ipshwich, and agred 
P^ith goodtnan medcafes uesell to bring me from boston, whare I Imd brout 
my Goods. I brout a yeres prouidyon with me, but I sone parted with it 
My meall I parted w*^ for indin the next yere* I ihout if on had it anot- 
iher should not want, Thare came a naibor to me and said he had no corne. 
He made great complaints. I tould him I had on bushill and I had no more, 
but he should haue half of it. And ho had ; and after 1 herd of sartain 
that at the same lime he had a bushill in his house. It Irubled me to se hii 
dealings, and the dealings of other men. Mante trobles I past thorow and 
I found in my hart that I could not sarue god as I should. What thay 
ware, w^are two teadus to menshon* But uppon a time walking, wilh my 
Gun on my shoulder charged, in the myle brok path, beyond Becon good* 
hewes, I had seauerall thouts cam flocking into my myud,Llmt I had beatter 
make away myielf then to Hue longer* 1 walkt dtscoBing with sutch 


John Dane^s Narrative* 


ibouts ihe best pan of an ouer, as I Judged it, at length I thout, I oute of 
two euells to chase the least ; and that it wna ti grealter euell lo Hue, and 
to sin against god then to cill niyself, with mnnie other satanecall thouts. 
I cock my Gun, and set it one the ground, and put the musell under my 
throtc, and toke up my fote to let it oL And then thare cam manle thing 
into my head ; one that \ should not doe euell that good myt cum of it. 
And at that time I no more scrupid to cill myself then to goe home to my 
oune house. Though this place is now a Rode, then it was a place that 
was not mulch walkt in. I was then mutch lost in my spiret, and as I 
Remember the next day m* Rogers preacht, and exk pressing hlmsetf that 
those ware blesed that fard god and hopt in his marsie 1 thout that 1 
fard god and hopt in his marsie. Then I thout liiat that blesednes myt 
belong to me, and it mutch supported my spiret, 

Upone a time we ware in sum preasant want in the famely, d& ray wife 
tould me she had nothing for the children. She desierd me to take my 
gun nnd se if [ could git nothing. And I did goe ; and 1 had one pigg 
and then that was hily cstemd on, and that folowd me a great waie into 
the marshis. I thout the prouedens of god scmd to tell me that I should 
not goe out to day. So I Returnd back againe with my pigg^ and when I 
cam within les then forty Rod of my house, a cumpany of great gmy gese 
cam ouer me, and I shot and brout doun a galant gose in the uery nick of 
In si3cty one, my house was burnt, as nere as I can Remember ; and k 
was a most uialant fier. At that time I could not but take notes of seuarall 
prouedensis toncuring with^ I doe not know that 1 did murmeratit, but 
was silent loking up to god to santifio it to me. It pleased god to stur up 
the harts of my louing frinds to help me to the careyng on of another. I 
had bene ill before, and not well fitting to goe abrod, and could not in- 
dewer weat on my fete. When the carts went into the woods, I went with 
them, and manie times in the swamps broke in up to the knese, in could 
wattcr, in the winter. And it pleasd god I grew beatler then before, 
which I lookt on as a speshall hand of god. A second prouedens was 
this that, though my prouidyons was all burnt, 1 had a stock of fine swine^ 
and Uie corne that was burnt, when the flowrs fell downe and the fier out, 
tbease swine fell to catting the burnd cornc, and fatted to admiration, and 
that in a small time, so that I had good porke for the workmen to carey on 
the work. 

Thus god hath all along presarud and cept me, all my daiea, Alt- 
tbough I haue manie times lost hisspesholl presanc, yet he hath Returnd 
to me in marsi againe. 0ns in ingland at W Barentons house, in Christ- 
mas time, the cumpanie in the hall was shewing trickes in the nite, and m' 
Boronton came and stoud by. I being thare I loke notes that my m^ 
changed bur countinans, and the tares Ran doune hur chekes and she 
turnd awaie. I preasanlly thout that hur thouts was better improud then 
myne. It put me a pone a serious medeialion of the Joys of heauen and 
of the uanetys of this world. It toke sutch an imppreshon of my harta as 
that, though it was a time of Jolety, I could scarse here musick nor se 
wantonnes^ [dancing.^] that i was able to show my face without shedtng 
of tares. 

The lyke impreshon had my thouts brout to me upone a question in our 
prioet meltings, upon a question of that text : Gods loue constrayncs us to 
iQUe him that has loued us Hrst* Beatting my thouta on gods tnfmet loue 





Mr, Bishops the Tatmton SchaQltnaiier, [AprUi 

toke sutch an impreshon of my harle as that I thoiit 1 could doe anie thing 
for god or safer anie thing for god. O louitig Relations hawe a Care of 
quenshing sutch motions of gods spiret, lest you bring sorow and aflicton 
on to your heads and hartij, as manie others huue done, to thare great 
gref and sorrow ; and I can speake it to the grefe of my soule, by wofuH 


Lechford, in his ** Plain Dealing," (p. 40,) in giving an account of the 
gathering of tfie church at " O^hannti alias Taunton ^^^ informs us thai : 
— *' Master Hoake received ordination from the hands of one master 
Bishop, a School -Master, and one Parker, an Husbandman/' Hon. Frmn* 
cis Baylies, in his researches while composing his " Historical Memoir of 
the Colony of New Plymouth," was unable lo ascertain the christian name 
of Mr, Bishop, but he met with some fact or facts which led him to think 
that Mr. B. afterwards removed to New Haven, (Baylies's Plym. Part II, 
pp. 2(15, 2S2.) Rev. S. H. Emery (Ministry of Taunton, Vol. I, p. 41) , 
does not appear to have learned anything further respecting him ; but Mr. 
[ Winsor (History of Duxbury, p. 228) has somewiiere found ** an ancient 
freeman of Taunton '' mentioned, who bore the name of *^ Mr. John 
Bushop,'' As no other '' Bishop" has been met with early ^t Taunton, 
and as this person has the " honorable prefix of Mr.,^' there is great proba- 
bility that he was the schoolmaster mentioned by Lech ford ; who, 1 pre- 
sume, w^as also the ** Mr. Boshop " interested in the first purchase of 
Taunton, whose *' rights/* in 1675, were owned by Lt. George Macey, 
(Baylies's Plym., Part It, p. 277.) 

In view of these facts, 1 have queried whether the person who assisted^ 
Lat the Taunton ordination might not have been Rev. John Bishop, who 
^afterwards (about 1644) was settled at Stamford, in New Haven colony, 
as the successor of Rev. Richard Denton. Trumbull, in his History of 
Connecticut, (Vol, I, p. 299,) gives the following account of the Stamford 
mintster and his settlement, " The church sent two of their members to 
seek them a minister. They travelled on foot to the eastward of Boston, 
where they found Mr. John Bishop, who left England before he had finish- 
ed his academical studies, and had completed his education in this country. 
They engaged him lo go with them lo Stamford. He travelled with ihem 
on foot so great a distance. The people were united to him, and he la- 
boj'ed with ihem in the ministry nearly fifty years." Rev, J. W. Alvord, 
In his Historical Address at Stamford, (p. 19,) gives a similar account, 
and further informs us that the names of the brethren sent were George 
Slason and Francis Bell, and that Mr. Bishop carried his bible under his 
arm, through the wilderness, to Stamford, which bible was then (1B41) to 
the possession of Noah Bishop, one of his descendants, I 

The fact that Mr. Bishop was found to the eastward of Boston, does] 
not^ I think, render the above supposition improbablei as it id likely tha 
he had left Taunton sometime before this. 


Early Settlers of Salisburt/, Mass. 




[By Asa W. Buowif, of Cleveland, laie orCmcionali, 0.] 

[Con tiny ed from page 82 ] 

GOOOALE, Richard, (d. 1674) ? widow Mary d. 31 May 1683. Ch. 
Richard k 29 6 55. 

GREELEY, Axdrew, b. 1620 d. 30 June 97 \ w. Mary d. 24 Nov. 
1703. Ch. Philip 21 7 44 ; Andrew 10 10 46; Mary 16 5 49; Joseph 
5 12 51 ; Benj. 9 10 54, m. Elizabeth Smith 24 Jan. f680-l. 

Philip m. Hannah lllsley 17 12 69. Ch. John 16 11 70 ; Jona. 15 Feb, 
72; Samh 21 Mar 75-6 ; Mary 5 June 79 ; Philip 25 Dec. 81 ; Joseph 
W Nov. 83 ; Ruth 3 Oct. 84. 

Andrew m. Sarah Brown 12 June 73, d. 26 Nov. 1736 Ch. Andrew 8 
8 74 ; Henry 28 Sept. 76» d. 16 Jan. 93-4 ; Mary 5 Dec. 78 ; Abigail 24 
June 81 ; Sarah 21 Oct, 85 j Rachel 19 May 88 ; Hannah 29 July 92; 
Judith la June 96. 

Jona in, Jane Walker 21 Mar 97-8. Ch, Patieoce 7 Sept. 98 ; David 
1 Dec. 1700 ; Sarah 3 April 1703. 

GRIFFIN, Philip, wqs killed by lightning. His widow Ann m, 

Judesant and died 24 March 1682-3, County records; (a widow Agnes 

oudesart] ? d. 24 Nov. 82,) Town records, [Query may I hey not be 
same,] Philip^s ch. Hannah 12 1 53 j Mary 24 2 55 ; John 4 9 56. 

Nathaniel w. Elizabeth. Ch, Hannah II Mar. 75-6; Elizabeth 30 8 
I ; Maria 24 June 86 ; Judith 5 June 89. 

Rachel d. of Ruth b. 30 June 1683. 

John was pub. 17 Sept, 95 lo Susanna Brown, m, 2nd Hannah Davis 28 
Mar. 1706. Ch. Phihp b. 16 Aug, 1696 m. Sarah Brown of Hampton 21 
Dec. 1721, d. in Chester, N. H., about 1780 ; Mar>^ b. 16 Oct. 97 ; Isaac 
21 Doc. 99. Joseph son of Nathaniel m. Sarah d, of Wm. Basset of Lyon 
13 June 1696. 

GROTH, Dr. John, m. Elizabeth Eaton 7 Jan. 73-4. Ch. Elizabeth 
(29)? Jiilv 1674, 

HACKETT, William, m. Sarah Barnet 31 1 1 66 ; ch. Sarah 8 12 67 ; 
Ephraim 7 March 79-0 ; Wra. 10 1 82-3 ; Judah 2 Jan, 84 ; Ehenezer 
17 Oct. 87 and perhaps Rebecca m. Jonathan Whiting of Portsmouth Aug. 
1695 ; Mary d. of a Wm, b. 2. Dec. 1665 at Exeter probably the saaie by 
a former wife. 

HAWKINS, Susanna, d. 17 9 1655. 

H ADDON. Jabret, w. Margaret. Ch. Sarah 15 11 1639. Goody 
Haddon d, 20 1 72-3 at Amesbury. 

HAUX WORTH, Thomas, d. 8 9 1642, w. Mary. Ch, Mary b. 22 2 41 
m. Oncsiphorus Page. [See Willix.] 

HALL, John, m, Rebecca Bailev (widow of Henry ?) 3 April 1641. 
Ch. John 18 1 41-2, The father died before 1647. 

James ; w. Mary. Ch. John July 93; Joseph 12 Dec. 95 ; Edward 2 
June 98. 

HARRISON, John, w, Grace, Ch. John 26 4 1642. 

HEARD, Luke, w. Sarah. Ch. John 4 12 43 d. 25 12 43 ; John 6 1 
44, Wid. Sarah m. Joseph Bigsby 1647. 

sTitrfy Seiiiers of l^aiis^nrjf^ Mem. 


Benjamin, of Dover, m. Ruth BastmDn 23 May 90. Ch. Elisabeth 25 
May 91 ; Samuel 28 Feb. 91 ; Benj 16 Dec. 1702. 

HELE, Samuel, m. Hannah Smith 26 May 85. Ch. Samuel 22 OcL 
85; William and Mary 29 Jan. 89-90, d. 15 Feb. 89-0. 

HEWS, George, w. Mary. Ch. William 27 June 72; Soloraon 2 
Jan. 74. 

HOLDRED or HOLDRIDGE, William, a tanner aged 25, was a fel- 
low passenger with John Cluff from London 1635 on the Elizabeth. He 
moved lo Haverhill; w. Isabella. Ch. Sarah 1640 d* 1641 ; Mar\' 22 2 
41 d. 31 11 41 ; Rebecca 20 4 43 ; William 15 1 47, m. Lvdia Quinby 
10 2 74, resided at E.xeter ; Sarah b. 26 Dec. 50, d. 4th or 18th June 51 ; 
Mehitable b. 14 2 52 m. 25 Jan. 69 Jona. son of Robert Smith of Hamp- 
ton, resided at Exeter ; Abigail b. 12 Nov. 54, d. 13 4 57 ; Samuel b. 6 
9 59 ; and Mary b. 24 Dec. 56 m. at Exeter 29 Sept. 81 Roger Kelly who 
was of Newcastle in 1799. 

[Note* William Holdred's wife Isabella was the maternal ancestor of 
the compiler of this article, tracing the mother's descent each time in^ead 
of the father's, according to the custom of some nations. The foUowiog 
will show the succession from mother to daughter : — 

Abigail Smith, d. of Mehitable (Holdred) b. 22 June 1678 m. 25 D^, 
1701 Moses Blake of Kensington ; their d Hannah Blake b. IS Dec. 
1704, m. 17 Dec. 24 Edward Locke, d. 27 Nov. 1789 ; dautr. Hannah 
Locke b. 22 April 1747, m. 30 Oct. 65 Jeremiah Dearborn, d. 18 Oct. 
1820 ; dau. Hannah Dearborn b. 23 July 1768, m 28 July 95 Enoch Gove, 
d. 2 June 1842 ; dau. Haonah Locke Gove b. 29 July 1804, m. 31 Oct, 
26 Emerv Brown] 

HOOK, William, w. Eleanor. Ch. Jacob b. 15 7 1640. 

William w. Elizabeth. Ch. Ellen 20 Feb, 73 ; Humphrey 28 Jan 75 ; 
Jacob 7. Jan, 77 ; Martha 18 June 81 ; Josiah 26 Aug. 83, d. 1683. 

William, Jr., w. Mary. Ch. Elizabeth 14 12 92 ; Mary 31 11 93, d. 
24 Nov. 97 ; Ann (a twin) 16 March 96-7, d. 7 Dec. 97 ; Jacob 
Nov. 98. 

HORNE, William, w, Elizabeth. Ch. Elizabeth 1 12 1661. 

HUBBARD, Richard, w. Martha. Ch. Comfort 17 Jan. 81 ; Jemima 
and Keziah 11 Nov. 84 ; Richard 9 March 86-7, d, 1687 ; Eleazer 27 
Oct. 89; (Mary 1691) ? [torn] a ch. d, 1672. 

John m. Jane Coll [torn] 1688. Ch. Richard 17 1 90 ; Jeremiah 

17 Aug. 02 ; Marv 29 Nov. 94 ; Richard 27 Dec. 96 ; Martha 8 Oct. 98. 
Wid. Hannah m. Ephraim Roberts of Haverhill 10 Jan. 1701-2. 

HOYT, John, w. Frances. Ch. Thos. and Gregorie 1 ! 1 40, Gregorie 
d. 1 11 41 ; Elizabeth 23 12 42 ; Sarah 16 11 44, d. 26 12 44 ; Mary 20 
12 45 ; Joseph 13 3 48, d. 19 2 48 ; Joseph 27 9 49, d. 24 1 1 49 ; Mary 

24 9 53, a Mary d. 1 10 53 ; Naomi 23 1 1 54 ; Dorothy 13 2 56 ; Mary 

25 8 64. A Marv ra. Christopher Bartlctt 19 Dec. 1663. 

John m. Mary Barnes 23 June 59. Ch. Wiiliam 5 7 60 ; Elizabeth 8 
12 61 ; John 28 1 63; Mary U 8 64, Joseph 14 5 66 ; Hannah 28 
8 €6, 

Thomas w. Mary, Ch. William 19 8 70, d. 29 8 70 ; Ephraim 16 8 
71 m. 25 April 95 Hannah Godfrey of Hampton ; John 5 April 74 ; Win* 
8 April 78 (76) ? Israel 16 July 78 ; Benj. 20 Sept, 80. 

Hannah d. of Samuel (Hoyt) 7 9 5 60. 

(HULT) t perhaps Holt or Hulton, Richard w. Martha. Ch. Dorothy 
19 April ( 1673) ? See Hubbard. 




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H mc 


HUNTINGTON, Johw, m. Elizabeth Hunt 25 Dec. 1665. Ch. Uan- 
nah 16 6 m, d. 17 6 66 ; Mary 15 9 67. 

William w. Joana. Cb. John b* Aug. 1643 ; James d. 5 12 46 ; Mary 
b. 8 5 48, m. Joshua Goldsmith 14 6 67. 

ILSLY, io«N,d. 10 Dec. 83, w. Sarah d. 3 Aug. 73. Ch. John 1 mo, 
164'> : Ruth 6 1 47, d. 2 3 60 ; Jonathan bv 2 9 52. 

JONES, Robert, m. Jone Osgood. Ch. Will in m 12 2 59 ; Robert 17 

7 GO; Joseph 7 8 64 ; Elizabeth 24 10 66 ; Mary 15 3 67, 

KIMBALL, Benjamin, m. Mary Hazleton 16 April 1601. Ch. Ann b. 

22 10 61. 

JOY, Samdel, m. Ann Currier 22 Oct, 96. Ch. Jeremiah 27 Jan, 96^7 ; 
Edmuud 24 Feb. 98-9. 

LADD, Daniel, w. Ann. Ch, Elizaheih U 10 40 ; Daniel 26 7 42 ; 
Lydia 8 4 45. 

LANCASTER, Joseph^ w. Mary. Ch. Joseph 25 12 65 ; Mary 8 7 
67 ; Thos. 15 1 68 ; Hannah d, 2 6 88. 

Joseph m, Ehzabeth Hoyt 31 March 87. Ch* Mary 5 April 88 d. 20 
April 88 ; Hannah 22 Aug. 91. 

LIGHT, John, w. Dorothy. Ch. Joseph 21 April 76. 

LONG, Richard, m. Ann French 21 5 80. Ch. ElJzabelh 30 Oct. 80 ; 
William 25 June 82 ; Richard 3 Jan. 83 ; Susanna 30 Nov. 85 ; Joseph 
6 Jail. 87 ; Sarah 13 Oct 89, d. March 91 j Eleanor 16 Jan, 90; Sarah 
13 Jan. 92-3. 1 

LORD, widow d. 12 3 1650. 

MACK, John, m. Sarah Bagley 5 April 81, Ch. John 29 April 82. 

M ACKllEST, Benoni, d. 7 Aug. 90 ; w. Lydia. Ch. Samuel 3. Sept. 
82, d. 9 Nov. 82 ; Joseph 28 Aug. 83 1 Benj. 16 Nov. 85 ; Lydia 27 Mar. 
88 ; Mary 15 April 90. 

MACY, Thomas, w. Sarah. Ch, Samh 9 5 44, d. 1645 or 6 j Sarah 
1 6 46 ; Mary 4 10 48 ; Thonnas 22 7 53. Thomas Mercer d. 5 Feb. 88. 

MARCH, James, w. Mary. Ch. Judith 13 May 98. 

MARTIN, George, a blacksmith, w. Hannah. Ch. Hannah 1 12 43. 

George m. Susannah North 11 Aug. 1646. Ch. Richard 29 4 47; 
Beorge 21 8 48 ; John 26 11 50; Hesther 7 2 53, m. John Jemison 15 
Etarch, 69-0 ; John 2 9 56 ; Abigail 10 7 59 ; William 11 10 62, d. 11 
BO 62 ; Samuel 29 767. [Richard North d. 1 March 67 ; Wid. North d, 
n March 70.1 

M.\XFIELD, JoHN,d. suddenly 10 Dec. 1703, w. Elizabeth. Ch. John 

23 Oct 80 ; Timothy Oct. 82 ; Mary 10 Jan. 84 ; Margery 5 Nov. 86 ; 
Nathaniel b. 1 March 88-9 ; Joseph 4 March 91-2 ; Elizabeth 18 Jan. 
9-1^6; William 4 Sept. 99. 

MOODY, Caleb, m. Judith Bradbury 9 8 65. Ch, Judith d. 28 Jan. 

Daniel w. Elizabeth. Ch. Daniel 16 Feb, 83 ; Joshua 20 Oct. 86 ; Sarah 

8 May 89 ; Abigail 10 Dec, 91 ; Mary 1 July 94; Elizabeth 11 Feb, 96, 
d. 28'JuIy 99 ; Hannah 2 Jan. 99-0. 

MORRILL, Abraham, d, 1662, will proved 14 Oct. 1662; m. Sarah 

Clement 10 June 45. Ch, Isaac 10 5 46 ; Jacob 24 6 48 ; Sarah 14 8 50 ; 

Abraham 14 9 52 ; Moses 28 10 55 ; Aaron 9 6 58, d. 31 II 58 ; 

Richard 6 12 59, d, 17 12 59 ; Lydia 8 i 60 ; Hepsibah (posthumous) 1 1 

ma. 62, 
Uaac w. Phebe. Ch. Abraham 22 6 71 ; Isaac 24 July 73, 
Wc w* Susanna, Ch. Maria 1 Feb, 73 ; Sarah 29 May 75 ; Jacob 25 


Early Setiters of Salisbury^ Mass, 


May 77 ; Racbd 18 Feb. 81-2, d. 29 Fek 81-2 ; Daniel 18 Feb. 82 ; 
Jemmm 9 Oct, 85 ; Mory 10 Sept 89 ; Rachel 24 Aug. 92. 

Jacob w. Susanna, Ch, Ezek'tel 29 Sept 75; Rulh 9 Oct. 86; Jacob 
2 Mav69 ; Susanna 14 June 96; Israel 1 March 98-9. 

Abraham m. Sarah Bradbury 1688, CL Bradbury 22 March 93, d* 16 
Aug. 9G; Sarah 18 Dec. 9(5. 

Abraham, Jr., m, EHzabcih Sargcnl 2 Jan. 95-6. Cb. Judiih 24 Nov, 
96 ; Mary 7 March 98-9, 

Jacob m. Elizabeth Stevens 4 Dec. 170L Ch. Jonathan 15 Feb. 1702-3, 
d. 2<i Feb. 02-3; Joanna 15 Feb. 02-3, d. 25 Feb. 

Isaac, Jr., w. Abigail. Ch. Benjamin 27 Jan. 96-7 ; Abigail 6 May 99 ; 
Isaac m. Abigail Brown 30 May 96. 

MOSS, John, in. Sarah. Ch. Joseph 11 Jan. 93-4; Abiah 19 Aug. 
95 ; Mary 4 Match 97 ; Benjamin 24 Oct. 98. 

MOYSE, Hannah, w. of Joseph d, 1655, 

MUDGET, [torn] d. 1663. 

Thomas m. Sarah Morrell 8 8 65, Ch. Mary 30 2 67 ; Temperance 

16 8 70. 

Thomas w. Ann, Ch. Wm. 16 Oct. 96 ; Thomas 3 Jan, 98-9 ; Thm. 

17 Dec. 1700. 

MIINDY, wife of Her*r>^ d. 22 5 1654. 

MUSEY, Benjamin s. of wid. d. 28 Nov, 1696, 

NORTH, (see Martin.) 

NICHOLLS, Thomas, w. Mary. Ch. Ebcnezcr 3 6 1664. 

NORTON, Joseph, m. Susanna Getchill 10 1 62. Ch. a son 1062 

Samuel 11 8 63; Joseph 14 Aug. 65; Priscilk 16 10 67; So!omon 3 
1 1 09 ; Benj. 34 1 71-2, d. 9 Oct 73 ; Caleb, (25) ? June 75 ; ad. Flower 
21 Nov. 77 ; Joshua 13 Oct. 80, d. 22 Jan, 92-3. 

Solomon w, Sarah. Ch. My nam 4 Dec. 95. I 

Caleb vv. Susanna. Ch. Rowlin 14 Oct. 1702. 

Joseph w, Elizabeth. Ch. Joshua 18 Feb. 1700-1 ; Mary d, 7 May 
1703. Joseph pub, 19 Aug, 99 to Elizabeth [torn] one. 

ORMSBY, Richard, w. Sarah. Ch, Thomas 1 1 9 45 ; Jacob 6 1 47, 

OSGOOD, William, w. Elizabclb. Ch. John and William 8 8 48 ; 
Mar>^ 3 1 49 ; Joseph 18 1 51, d. 22 2 64 ; Sarah 2 12 52 ; 

John m. Mary Stevens 5 9 68. Ch, Mary 7 3 69 ; Joseph 12 2 71 ; 
William 30 July 73 ; John 1 July 77 ; Timothy 2 May 80, d, 2 Sept. 81 ; 
Hannah 19 Oct. 82. John the father d. 7 Nov. 83. 

William m, Abigail Ambrose Oct. 1672, Ch. Nathaniel 17 10 74 ; John 
27 Oct. 76; Jonathan 2 April 78; Abigail 13 Feb, 80; Sarah 24 April 
84 ; Richard 13 Jan. 86 ; Elizabeth 9 Sept. 88 ; Joseph 9 Aug. 91. 

William, Jr., w. Hannah, Ch, Timothy 17 Nov, 94; Judiih 7 March 
95-6; Joseph 28 June 98. 

Joseph s, of Mary b. 2 Dec. 86. 

Joanna, reputed dau. of Joanna Osgood and Flower Norton, b. 3 April 

PAGE, Onesiphohus, m. Mary Hanxworth 22 9 64. Ch. Mary 29 8 
66, d, 5 8 66 ; Joseph 3 2 70 ; Abigail 23 June 72 ; Mary 18 9 74 ; Sarah 
7 July 77; Onesiphorus 10 Feb. 78; Cornelius d. 1*^3; Mnry 29 SepU 
86, w. Mary d. 8 May 95, Onesiphorus m. Sarah Rowell 31 July 95 j 
he d. 28 June 1706, a son John b. 21 Feb. 1696-7. 

Amos w. Husly. Ch, DeUverance b. 4 Feby. 97-8 ; a son 4 
Oct. 99. 

1854] Early Settlers of Salisbury, Mass. 161 

Onesiphorus m. 21 Nov. 1711 Mehitable (widow of Simon Dow) d. of 
Isaac Green of Hampton. 

Joseph m. Sarah Smith 12 March 90-1. Ch. Sarah 12 Oct. 91 ; Judith 
22 Oct. 92 ; John 17 June 96 ; Joseph 3 Sept. 98 ; Joshua 15 Nov. 1700 ; 
Judith d 16 1 95-6. 

PARTRIDGE, William, (son of John of OIney, Buckinghamshire, Eng- 
land,) d. 5 5 1654; his w. Ann married Anthony Stanyan 1 Jan. 55, she 
d. 10 July 89 at Hampton. Ch. John a seaman at Boston 1660; Hannah 
living 1660 ; Rachel d. 19 2 50; Elizabeth b 14 12 42, m. Joseph Shaw 
of Hampton 26 June 6 1 ; Nehemiah 5 3 45 ; Sarah 24 6 47, m. 14 Nov. 66 
John Heath of HaVerhill d. (July) ? 1718 at Hampton ; Rachel b. 1651, 
m. Joseph Chase of Hampton 31 Jan. 1671-2, d. 27 Oct. 1718 ; a William 
m. 8 Dec. 80 Mary Brown at Newbury. John, Nehemiah and William 
lived at Portsmouth. 

PAYNE, MuNGo, son of Mary b. 7 April 1684. 

PE ASLEY, Joseph, d. 3 10 1660, w. Mary. Ch. Sarah, Joseph, Eliza- 
beth, Mary, and a grand-daughter Sarah (Laier) ? 

PIKE, Robert, m. Sarah Sanders 3 April 1641 ; she d. 1 Nov. 79. 
Ch. Sarah 24 12 41 ; Mary 22 12 43, d. 3 2 47 ; Dorothy 11 9 45, m. 
Joshua Pierce 7 3 68 ; Mary 5 6 47 ; Elizabeth 24 4 50 ; John 13 3 53; 
Robert 26 4 55 ; Moses 15 1 58. John Pike (father of Robert) ? d. 26 
May 1654. 

Robert m. Martha Goldwyer 30 Oct. 84, d. 1690-1. Ch. Robert 3 Sept. 
87 ; Sarah 3 Feb. 89. 

Moses w. Susanna. Ch. Moses 16 Aug. 88 ; Elias 10 July 92 ; Mary 
27 April 95; Sarah 27 Oct. 98, d. 30 Oct. 1701. 

John w. Sarah. Ch. b. at Hampton, Hannah and Mary 18 May 1601 ; 
probably the minister of Dover who d. March 1709-10, will 6 March, 
proved 10 March. Ch. Nathaniel, Robert, Joshua, Solomon, Hannah and 

PRESSIE, John, m. Mary Gouge 4 10 63. Ch. John 1 8 64 ; Mary 
30 9 65; William 2 June 71. 

PROUSE, John, w. Hannah. Ch. Abagail 18 10 66. 

PURINTON, John, 43 yrs. and Robert 40 yrs. in 1678, sons of Robert 
of (Portsmouth) ? [Exeter Records.] 

John w. Sarah. Ch. Sarah 26 Jan. 90. 

James w. Lydia. Ch. James 8 July 93 ; Elizabeth 8 Dec. 95. 

QUINBY, Robert, m. Elizabeth Osgood. Ch. Lydia 22 1 1 57 ; Wra. 
11 4 60 ; John 7 7 65 ; Thos. 8 12 67. 

RING, Robert, d. 1690; w. Elizabeth. Ch. Martha 12 10 54 ; John 
17 12 61 ; Joseph 3 6 64 ; Jarvice 12 mo. 57, m. Hannah Fowler 24 Dec. 
85. Ch. Jarvice 2 Oct. 86 ; Hannah 3 March 88-9 ; Elizabeth 3 Sept 
92 ; Oliver 17 June 98. 

John w. Priscilla. Ch. Moses 30 April 92. 

ROLENSON, Thomas, d. 4th (or 9th).? July 1682, m. Dorothy Portland, 
17 May 1654. Ch. Elizabeth 7 4 54, d. 29 5 55 ; Thomas 5 5 56 ; Sarah 
5 6 58 ; Elizabeth 26 12 60 ; Joseph 18 12 63 ; Mary 24 6 65 ; Martha 
24 6 66; John 20 1 67 ; Ann 16 1 68-9. 

Charity d. of Elizabeth b. 18 12 83. 

Samuel 8. of Martha 12 Jan. 86-7, d. 20 Jan. 86-7 ; Thos. will IGSSt. 
Ch. Joseph and four daughters. 

ROLPH or ROLFE, Esther, w. of John d. 3 4 1647. 

SANDERS, John, m. Ester Rolfe dau. of John, lived at SalisbMr^ «3Qji 


tariff Settlers of Salisbury ^ Mass, 


Newbury and returned to England. Ch. Esther 5 7 39 ; John 1 5 41, d, 
3 7 41; Ruth 16 10 42; John 10 10 44, [compare Coffin's Newbur>'-] 
A John of Ilumpton the second summer [1639] ? moved to Wells in 1644 ; 
he was probably another man. 

SADLER, Anthony, a shoemaker, drowned 23 12 1650 ; wid. Martha 
1 d. of John Cheney of Newbury* Ch* a son Abiel b. 1650. The wid, m. 
' Burble about 1652. 

SARGENT, Willi AM, of Homptoo-j the first summer [I6J38] ? aseaman^ 
w. Elizabeth. Ch. [Lydiad. 1661] ? Elizabeth d. 14 7 41 at Salisbury ; 
Thos* b. n 4 43 ; Wm. 2 1 1 45 m* Mary Colby 23 Sept* 68, Elizabeth 
22 9 48; Sarah 29 12 51 ; Thos* m. Rachel B,^rnes 2 I 67-8. 

SEVERENCE, John, d. 9 April 1682; first w. Abigail d. 17 4 58 j 
second w. Susanna wid. of Henry Ambrose* Ch. Samuel 19 7 37 ; Eben 
I 7 1 39 d. 1667 unmd, Abigail "7 11 41, d. 7 1 41 ; Abigail 25 3 43, m* 
John Church 29 9 64 ; Marv 5 6 45 m. James Coffin 3 Dec. 63 ; John 24 
^947; Joseph 14 1249; Elizabeth 8 2 52; Benj. 11 mo* 54; Ephraim 
8 2 56; Elizabeth 17 4 58 ; daugh* d. 22 4 58 ; Elizabeth d. 5 12 62. 
Samuel d, young; six ch, living 1667, 

John w. Mary* Ch. Ebenezer 19 Sept* 73 ; Abigail b, 6 May 75 ; John 
22 Sept. 76 ; Daniel 3 June 78. 

Ephraim m. Lydia Morrell 9 Nov. 82* Ch* Abigail 29 Aug. 83 ; Mary 
2 July 85 ; Lydia 15 Jan. 87 ; Ephraim 2 Dec, 89 ; Dinah 3 Sept. 92 ; 
Ebenezer 9 Nov. 94 ; Sarah 7 Feb. 97-8; Jonathan 21 April 1700. 

SHEPHERD, Solomon, m. Widow Sarah French 4 Aug. 1084* Ch. 
[ Sarah 25 June 86 ; Bethiah 13 March 86-7 ; Solomon 18 April 91 ; Israel 
7 March 93^ ; Jeremiah 10 August 98* 

SINGLETARY, Richard, w. Susanna* Ch. Jona* 17 11 39 ; Eunice 
7 U 41 ; Nathaniel 28 8 44 ; Lydia 30 2 48 ; Amos 2 mo 51. A John 
m. Mary Greely 17 Dec. 1700. 

SIMPSON, Thomas. Ch. Mary 2 4 64. 

SMITH, Richard, [from IpswichJ ? m* Sarah Chandler 17 8 66. Ch. 
Lucy 17 7 67 ; Richard 30 8 69 ; Wm. 10 March 72-3 m. Abigail Page 
21 April 93 ; Mary 13 March 75-6. W. Sarah d. 6 July 82. 

Richard w. Elizabeth, Ch. Joana 22 May 86 ; James 26 Jan* 91-2. 

STEVENS, JoHK, Sen., d. Feb. 1683; w. Catharine d. last of July 
I 1682. Ch. John 2 9 39 ; Elizabeth 7 1 41 d. 1641 ; Elizabeth b 4 12 
42 ; Nathaniel 119 45, [moved to Dover, m. Mehiiablo Colcord of Hamp- 
ton 20 10 771 ? Mary b. 1647 ; Benjamin b. 2 12 50. 

John m. Joana Thorn 17 12 69, d. 26 9 91* Ch. John 28 10 70; 
Elizabeth 8 April 73, d, 19 June 74 ; Jeremiah 6 8 75; Elizabeth 4 12 
77 ; Judith 18 Jan, 86, perhaps by a second w. Hannah. 

Benjamin m. 28 8 73 Hannah Barnard, Ch. Eleanor 2 Jan. 74 ; Cath- 
arine 2 Jan. 74 ; Benjamin 7 Oct* 77 ; Mary 7 Nov. 79 m. 23 Sept. 1703 
John Morrell; Hannah 30 April 82 ; Ebenezer 29 June 84 ; John 29 Jan. 
88-9; Benjamin, the father, d, 13 March 90-L 

John w* Dorothy. Ch. Joana 25 Oct. 92 m* 1713 Wm. Bayington of 
Newbury ; Hubbard 20 Oct, 98. 

Jeremiah w. Elizabeth. Ch. Aon 10 July 99 ; Tabitha 22 Feb. 1701 ; 
Jonathan 17 Oct. 1702 ; Jeremiah m. Elizabeth Slanyan 6 Jan. 97-8, 

STEWART, JosKPH, w* Mary. Ch. Joseph 19 10 67. 
[ STO<^KMAN, John, d. 10 Dec. 86 m* Sarah Bradbury 10 3 71. Ch. 
Joseph 29 12 71 ; William 2 Nov. 75 ; Dorothy 20 April 78, d. 19 Mar, 
95-IJ; John 5 Feb. 81 ; Robert 8 Aug. 83. 

{Tobt Continued.) 

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[Continued from page 54.] 

Thompson. — See Fitt. — WilHam^ 
1664.— Miles (Thomson), 1657. 
— Symon^w, 60 in 1666. — Symon^ 
(Tompson) Ipswich, will 25 Mar. 
1676 ; wf. Rachel ; sons-in-law, 
Abraham Felt and Isaiah Wood 
and his ch. Mary^ Simon^ Samuel^ 
William^ Thomas^ Tompson and 

Tboeltxe.— Edward, s. 24 in 1658. 
John, Salem, 1646. 

Thorndike. — Low. — Elizabeth, ae. 
40 in 1661.— JbAn, will, ch. 
Paul, Mary, Anne, Alice, Martha; 
sons-in-la. John Proctor, and John 
Law. [n. dj 

Thurton. — Thomas. — See Fuller. 

TiBBETS. — Walter, father-in-law of 
Edward Clark, 1651.— See Has- 
KELL. — Jeremiah, (Tebbets) jail 
keeper in Dover, sb. 39 in 1670 — 
Walter, of Gloucester, d. 1651. 

TiBBON.— William, «. 20 in 1666. 

TiLLOTSoN. — John, Newbury, 1650. 

TiLTON. — See Shaw. — William, 
Lynn,d.l653 or4.-Tri7Ziam,Lynn, 
1664; wf. Susanna; oldest son, 
Samuel, son Daniel ; Susanna m. 
Roger Shaw for her 2d husband. — 
Daniel m. Mehetabel Weare, 23 
Dec. 1669.— Abraham, Kittery, 
1669.— Jb^n, iunr, Lynn, 1642. 

Tinker.- Jb^n, Hartford, Ct., 1650. 

TiTCOMB. — See Bartlett. — Wil- 
/tarn, will 18 Sept. 1676, d. 24 Sept. 
1676 ; ch. Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, 
Benaiah, William, Thomas, John, 
Penuel, Lydia, Tirzah, Anne, 

Todd. — John, ». 50. 

ToLEMAN. — See Johnson. — Eliza- 
beth, 1666. 

Tompkins. — Alexander and wf. 
1667. — Ralph, Salem, inventory, 
12 Nov. 1666.— Id. Salem, 1659. 
— Elizabeth, da. of John and 
Margaret, b. 29 Nov. 1646. 

Tompson. — Simon, ee. 50 in 1660. — 
Alexander^ se. 40 in' 1667. 

Tower. — See Goodale. — Jeremiah, 
m. Elizabeth, da. of Richard 
Goodale [n. d ] 

TowLE.— PAtZip, Hampton, 1676. 

TowNE.— Jflco*, 8B. 38 in 1666.— 
Thomas, gr. son of Thomas Brown- 
ing ; Thomas had an uncle, Jacob 
T. — Browning had a da. Towne. 
— William, d. 1672, leaving three 
sons ; Edmund, Jacob, and Joseph ; 
da. Rebecca m. Francis Nourse^ 
Mary m. [Isaac] Esty, Sarah m, 
[EdmundJ Bridges, [tn. 2d Peter 
Cloyes] (These females in 1692 
were accused of witchcraft.) — 
Mary, se. S3,deL,Mary 16, SaroA 1 5, 
in 1672.— TTm. ae. 60, Joseph 21, 
Edmund 31 ; bro. Jacob. — Katha- 
rine, da. oi John Symonds, 1658. 

Trask. — See Southwick. — Wm, 
sen. ©. 77 in 1664. — Osmond, m. 
38 in 1665.— TTm. sen., will 15 
May, 1666; wf. Sarah; ch. Wtl 
liam, Sarah, Susan, Mary, John. 
—Edward, ae. 19 in t671.— 0«- 
mond, Beverly, wf. Elizabeth, sons 
Samuel, Benjamin, Joseph, — John^ 
86. 57 in 1695. — Osmond, se. 35 
in 1660. 

Travers. — Henry, Newbury, 1648 ; 
ch. James, Sarah. — James, 
(Travis) 1668. 

Treadwell. — Thomas, ch. Mary, b. 
29 Sept. 1636 ; Nathaniel, b. 15 
Mar. 1639-40; Hester, 21 Mar. 
1640-1; Martha, 16 March, 

Trester. — See Phelps. — Thomas, 
(Truster) Salem, 5 Mar, 1653-4. 

Thing. — Jonathan, se. 46 in 1667. 

Trevett. — Henry, Marblehead, 

Trevet. — John, sb. 45 in 1672. 

Trbworgt. — John, 1649. 

True. — Henry, son of Henry and 
Israel, b. 8 Mar. 1644-5.— Iirae/, 
formerly of Salem, now [1659 ?1 
of Salisbury, widow of Henry ^ and 


Jarly Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk 


da* of Maj. Robert Pike of Salis- 

Tbumule. — See Jackson. — Capt, 
John^ Charles town, 1662. — Judah 
and Dthorahx and John of Charles- 
town, 1G65, — Joseph^ a?. 24 in 
1671.— Joseph, Rowley, 1674,— 
Jiihn^ son-in-la. lo Richard Swan, 
— Jo/m, inventory, 1657, wT Amie. 
^^John^ d. in Rowley, 1657. 

TvcK. — ThomaSy 1652 — Rotert, 
Hampton, 1647.— /rf. 1661, vint- 
ner; \vf. Joanna. — Jrf. estate val- 
ued 17 Nov. 1664. — Thomas^ se. 
55 in 1667. — WifHam^of Gorls- 
ton near Yarmouth in England, 
son of Robert deceased, gave a 
deed I6T4-6; Jioftcrrof Gorlston, 
son and heir of Robert of Salem, 
tailor, deceased .^ — William, ee. 24 
in 1670. — John, Hampton, car- 
penter, uncle John Sanborn. — 
Thomas, Salem, 1659. [?] 

Tucker^ — Morris, 1 663. — Robert^ 
1654. — Roger ^ Salem, inventory, 
1 66 L— Richard, I eSi.—Nicho- 
las^ invenrory, 1664, taken by 
Andreie, Johuy Salem, 1646.-^ 
Robert^ 1651. 

Turner. — Lawrence ^ wf. Sarah ^ 
IGbQ—ThomaSy Exeter, 1652.— 

TuTTLE, — See Giddinge. — John 
had a nephew John^ w- 33 in 16»59 ; 
Joanna had a son George Gid- 
dinge^ son John Later ence^ and 
cousin John Tnttic ; her husband 
d, in Carrie kfurgus, Ireland, 30 
Dec. 1656 ; John and Simon, son^ 
of Joanna. — Mary , m ► Thos. Bunt - 
ham. — Mrs, Joanna^ attorney to 
her husband, Mr. John TuUk^ 
1653-4, now living in Ireland. — 
Simon, ee. 29 in 1664. 

Tyler, — Job, Andover, m. 40 in 
1661,— Mosea, w. 19 in 166L— 
Roger, 1650. 

Underwood. — /amfj, baker, Salem, 

Uran* — Johny Newbury, 1669, 

UssELTON. — Sec Barnes* — Francis^ 
servant to Henry Jaques of N. 

Varwet. — William^ Ipswichi inven- 

tory, 1664, — ^nV^c^ Gloucester, 

son Humphrey, son Jeffrey Fat' 
sons ; da. Rachel, wf. of Wm* 
Vinson, and son Thomas. 

Varnum, — George, son Samuel^ dtt. 
Hannah, Ipswich ; Thomas^ m. 25 
in le^l,— Thomas, m. 20 in 1658. 
— Samiiel, m, 64 in 1683. 

V AUG HAN. — George, w. 23 in 1650, 

VENis.— iri7/ia7«, Salem, 1649. 

Vehen.— Hi%flrd, OS. 37 in 1658. 
—Philip (Verin) 1663. 

Verney. — ^See Vahney. 

Very,— Sfee Wood.— Siim«e7, 1682. 
— Sflmtie/, JoAn Wood- 

ViALL.— JoArt, aa. 42 in 1660. 

VicKERY. — George, once of Marble- 
head, now of Hnll, 1669. 

Vincent. — Huntpkrey, Ipswich, 

VtNNiNG. — John, came from Union- 
ton in Mr* Slratton^s ship, 1652. 

Vinson. — WiUiam, 1649. — See 
Varney. — WiUiam (Vensen) m 
53 in 1663.— £/na^>e(A, a?. 33 in 
leiO.^Nichohs, w. 46 in 1670. 

Vinton. — John^ 1660, 

Wade.^ — Jonathan, 1670. — Thomas;^ 
se. 21 in 1672. 

Wadleigh.— J?ai/<rr/, Exeter, 1667. 

Wainwbight. — See Silver. — Mr. 
Francis y Ipswich, merchant, had 
three sons, John^ Simon, and 

Waite,— Richard, Boston, 1653. — 
Richard y w, 55 in 1655. — Id. ce. 
61 in 1661. 

Wake. — William , w i 1 1 1 654 ; n o ch. 

Wakeley. — John, 1645. 

Waldo. — Sec Cogswell. 

Waldron. — Richard, Dover, ©. 48 
in 1663. — John, m. 40, wf Dora* 
thy, 1665.— JoAn, ce. 42 in 1666, 

WALEs.^Jflmc*, 1649. 

Walkeh.— KtcAard, m, 41 in 1658, 
servant to Francis Peabody.'^ 
Henry, Gloucester, 1653. — Shi' 
bael, Bradford, m. Patience da. of 
Joseph Jeicett. — Richard t Man* 
Chester, son Richard m Ipswich, 
in 1700. 

Wall. — See Dew, — Jamts^ Hamp- 




1864] Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


ton, millwright and carpenter, das. 
Elizabeth and Sarah, 1654, their 
mother being dead. — Elizabeth, 
da. of James, m. Thomas Harvey ; 
Sarah, her sister, m. Thomas Dow. 
— James, Hampton, carpenter, 

Wallcutt. — Jonathan, 1663. — John 
(Wilcot) ae. 30 in 1664.— iiZtVc, 
da. of Richard Ingerson of Salem, 
probably wf. o^ Jonathan Walcot. 

Waller. — Christopher, ae. 41 in 
1660.— iVo/Aante/, ae. 34 in 1671. 
— Christopher, 1605 ; ae. 44 in 

Wallis.— JVicAoZfl*, 1666.— Robert, 
Ipswich, ]6b4.— Nicholas, 1668 

— Nicholas, m. Bradstreet. 

—Nathaniel, ae. 58 in 1692. 

Walton.— Mr. , Lynn, 1642. 

— William, Marblehead, wf. 
Elizabeth, ch : 1. John, b. 6 : 2 : 
1627, at Seaton in Devonshire ; 2. 
Elizabeth, b. 27 : 8 : 1629, at Sea- 
ton in Devonshire, m. Andrew 
Mansfield ; 3. Martha, b. 26 : 2 : 
1632, at Seaton iii Devonshire, m. 

Munjoy ; 4. Nathaniel, b. 3 : 

1 : 1636, in Hingham in N. Eng.; 
5. Samuel, b. 5 : 4 : 163^, in Mar- 
blehead ; 6. Josiah, b. 20: 10: 
1640, in Marblehead ; 7. Marie, 
b. 14 : 3 : 1644, m. Robert Bart- 
lett.— Nathaniel, 165S.— George, 
Portsmouth, vintner, 1662. — Rev. 
William, Marblehead, inventory, 
Nov. \6l&^.— Nathaniel, ae. 32 in 
1610,— Samuel, ae. 30 in 1670.— 
Nathaniel, ae. 35 in 1672. 

Ward. — Prudence, m. Mr. Anthony 
Cro%, 29 Dec. 1659.— See Fogo. 
— Alice, wid. estate settled 1654 ; 
da. Sarah. — Mr. Jo An, Haverhill, 
wf. Alice, l6bS,—Thimas, 1662 ; 
John, 1660,— Samuel, ae. 28 in 
1666. — John, Ipswich, chirurgeon, 
11 Dec. 1648. 

Wardwell. — UzaJ, Ipswich, 1670 
— Elizabeth, ae. 26 in 1670.— 
i(fa/^Aeio(Woodwell) 1670.— JbAn 
(Wood well) m. Elizabeth Stacy, 
da. of Thomas and Susannah S. — 

Eliakim, Hampton, m. Lidea 

Warner. — See Heard. — John, wf, 
Priscilla, Ipswich, 1655. — JVa- 
thaniel, Ipswich, 1671. — Sitmuel, 
ae. 38 in 1678.— JbAn, Exeter, 

Warr. — Abraham, Ipswich, will 
1654; da. Sarah. 

Warren. — See Brown. — Thomas, 
who d. with Prince Rupert, and 
was cousin to Wm. Sargent of 
Gloucester, 1651. — AbraJum, 
1658.— JbAn, Exeter, 1659— /d. 
16(>4.— JbAn, Ipswich, 1670,— 
Thomas, a wit. 1640. 

Waters.- Richard, 1646. 

Wathens. — Widow , estate 

settled, 1 644.— (Wathen) Thomas^ 
d. 1653, in Gloucester. 

Wattles. — Richard, [n. d.] 

Watson. — See Barker. — William^ 
da. Mary, wf. of Joseph Hale, son 
of Thomas H. of Boxford. Mary 
Hale of Boxford was relict of 
Thomas H. 

Wat. — Lieut. Richard, ae. 42 in 
1666.— Ji. Dorchester, 1659. 

Weare. — See Swain. 

Webb. — George, Oyster River, d. 
1650,— Mr. Henry, 1655. 

Webster. — Thomas. — See Colb, 
GoDFRET, Shatswell. — Israel, 
ae. 18, Nathan, ae. 16 in 1602. — 
Stephen, had a servU Zachariah 
White, 1665.— JbAn, ae. 35 in 
\6l&^.— Israel, ae. 25 in 1677. — 
JbAn, ae. 38, Steven, ae. 31 in 
1670.— JbAn, ae. 47 in 1678.— 
JbAn, ae. 63 in 1695, lived in 
Ipswich with his father 50 years 
since. Israel 18, Nathan 16, in 

Wedgewood. — JbAn, Hampton, 
planter, 1646, will 1654; wf. 
Mary, ch. JbAn, Jonathan, David^ 
Mary, Abigail. 

Weed. — Samuel and JbAn. [n. d.]— 
JbAn, ae. 35 in 1662.— See Wins- 
let. — JoAn, Salisbury, 1664. — 
JbAn, Salisbury, 1665. 

Weeks.— Thomas, Salem, will 1656. 
Batchilor. — Thatnas^ 


Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. [ April^ 

Salem, will 9 Sept. 16*25; wife 
jl/ire, daa. Beihia aod Hannah — 
William^ Salem, 1646. 

Wellman* — Ahraham^ Lynn, 1674. 
—Id, ee, 24 in imi.^Rohert 
(Wilraan) Ipswich, 1653, 

Wells. — See Eaton. — Richard, 
wf. Elizabeth^ 1657-8. — Thomas^ 
[no date], — Richard^ 64 in 
1671.— TAomflj, se. 42 in 1668; 
Naomi^ ee. 31, s. y. — John, 
Newbury, carpeoter, 1674, wf. 
Mary. — Naihanidj inventory, 
18 Mar. 1682 ; ch. Nathanid, 
m, 12, Ahtgail 20, Lijdia 14, 
Sarah II, Thomas 9, Hannah 
and Elhabcih r^.-^EUzaheth, wid. 
will 26 Aug. 1677; bros Thomas 
and Mr. Joseph Robinson ^ and 
sister Martha Eaton, — Deac, 
Richard, d. in 1672, wf. Eliza^ 

Wen BOURNE. — William^ wits, at 
Hampton 1642. 

Wekman,— TAowas, ic. 28 in 1667. 

Wensley. — See Jones. 

West.— Thomas, a% 30 in 1665.— 
Thomas, le. 30 in 1669.— Thomas, 
Newbury, 1671. — Haverhill, 

Wharton.— JiicA^rrf, m. Sarahs da. 
Rev. John HigginsoUt 1672. — 
Edward, [no dale] 

Wheeler.— See Button. — David ^ 
Hampton, 1645. — Thomas, Lynn, 
1652. — Thomas, Lynn, a?. 50 in 
1653.— /oAti, Newbury, will 1608; 
sons Daindj Edward and Adam in 
Salisbury in England ; son Wil- 
Ham; ifkSfMercy,Eiiiaheth BuitoTty 
Ann Chase ; da.-in-la. Susanna 
WlieehTf sons George and Joseph, 
and son Rogers's da. Mury^ son 
George" ^ sons Ephraim and Sam* 
uffL — Thomas, jb. 57 or 58 in 
1663. — David and George, bros. 
Newbury, 1664. [?] — George, 
Newbury, inventory, 1668. — 
Thomas, Lynn, 1649. 

Whelewsight. — John,se][s land in 
Hampton, 1650. — Samtiel, [n. d.] 
— Thom^u, lale o( Wells, bro.-in- 
la. Edtc^d Rishwortk — Rev. John 

will 25 May, 1679; gT.-ch.Edfcard 

Lyde \o pay his mother Mary 
Atkinson (da. of Mr. VV.) and now 
wf. of Rev. Theodore Atkinson ; 
son SamUet, gr.-da. Mary iViflrer- 
eck; son-in«la. Edward RishwoitH; 
gr.-ch. Thomas and Jacob Brad- 
bury^ sons of Thomas B. — Rev, 
John^ had granted him in Hamp- 
ton y® farm y*^ was Mr. BachHer'^s, 
1648, — See Bachiler, Atkinson, / 
Crispe» / 

Whipple,^ — See Goodhue, Kent. — 
Matthexc, lale of Ipswich, deccas* 
ed, 1647-8, — John, sen. eb, 60 in 
1665.— 'Jo/m, iunr. m. 38 in 166a 
— John, iun^ a;. 38 in 1670. — 
Matthew, Ipswich, bro, John, eld- 
est son John, Matthew, Joseph, 
das, Mary, Anna, Elizabeth, His 
2 wf. Rose, perhaps Rose Chute. 
— John, says *' my uncle Richard 
Kent,'' U)12,—John, jr. ae. 38 in 
1666.— J<//m, jr a>. 36 in 1670. 

WniTAKER. — Abraham, m. 20, Wil- 
Ham, a?. 18 in 1677 — Abraham, % 
Haverhill, 1659. — Abraham, be, 
60 in 1664. 

WHiTE.^SeePaiLBKicK. — Iff //mm, 
early settler in Haverhill, and son 
John, — William, an early settler 
in Ipswich, and son James, — John^ 
Haverhill, son of William of same 
piace, m. Hannah French, d. in 
1669; his wid. m. Thos, PhilbHck, 
^WiUiam, a?. 50 in 1662.— £/ia5, 
1665. — Zachari^h^ servant to 
Staphen Webster, 1665. — James, 
son of William, w 28 in 1663 — 
Ruth, Ipswich, a:. 30 in 1663.— 
William, Ipswich* EC. 60 in 1670. 
— William, Ipswich, 1653^, 
conveys to Thos. Wells of same 
place. — Thojnas, Wenham, 1668, 
wf. Ruth, — William, Ipswich, 
1671.— R«*o/rcel, Salem, 1679.— 
John^ Lancaster, son Thomas of 
Wenham,and wf. Rutk — Thomas^ 
son of Thomas ^ b. 10 Mar. 1664-5 ; 
Martha, b, 26 Dec. 1668; Martha^ 
b. 5 April* 1670 ; Thomas, d. 1 
Oct. 1672.— Rw//t m. John Dtnnu, 
12 June, 1679.— iVary, wf. of 




1864.] Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


William of Ipswich, d. 22 Feb. 
1681-2.— PTiV/uim, m. wid. Sarah 
Foster of Ipswich, 21 Sept 1682. 
— John^ son of William of Haver- 
hill, wf. Hannah^ son John^ will 
prdved 13 April 1669. 

Whiteyear. — Abraham^ 1658 ; Id. 
s. 60 in 1669. 

Whiting.— /oAn. se. 25 in 1669.— 
Rev. Samuel^ Lynn, will 1679, d. 
1 1 Dec. 1679 ; sons Samuel, Bille- 
rica, Joseph, Lynn. 

Whitman. — Robert, Ipswich, wf 

Wnno^.— James, 28 in 1661. 

Whitred. — William, m wid. Su- 
sanna Colby, 1663. — Thomas, wf. 
Florence, 1 668.— William ( W hill- 
redge) Ipswich, d. intestate, son 
Thomas, — William, m. Susanna 
Colby,'w\6.—Id. se. 65 in 1663. 

Whittier. — Thomas, 2d. 53 in 1675 
— Thomas, a). 53 in 1675.— See 

Whittingham. — John, [no date.] — 
Edward, ce. 21 in 1664.— John, 
will proved 27 Mar. 1649; wf. 
Martha, fa.-in-la. Wm. Hubbard, 
bro. Samuel Haugh ; two youngest 
sons Richard and William; das. 
Martha, Elizabeth, Judith: 

Wickham. — Daniel, ce. 49 in 1667. 
-Daniel (Widom) ee. 30 in 1671. 

WiGGiN. — Andrew, son of Thomas, 
m. Hannah, da. of Symon Brad- 
street, 1666. — John (Wiggins) aj. 
27 in 1658.— TAoma*, 1659.— 
Andrew (Wiggin) son of Thomas, 
Riv Hannah, da. of Simon Brad- 

Wight. — Israel, Boston, 3 Nov. 

WiLcuT. — See Walcutt. 

Wildes.— Jo^, «. 40 in 1660.— 
PTtZ/tam (Wilde) 1663, wf. Elixa- 
helh.-^John, se. 46 in 1665.— 
John, ae. 50 in \662.— William 
(Wilse) Ipswich, 1650.— JoAn, 
will Oct. 1676, gT.-fa. Gould; bros. 
Jonathan, Ephraim ; sists. Sarah, 
Elizabeth^ Phebe, Priscilla and 

WiLFoiD. — Gilbert^ perhaps of Ips- 

wich, inventory, July, 1676. — Id. 
Ipswich, 1668. 
WiLKS. — Thomas, inventory 1662. 
—Robert (Wilkes) ©.24 in 1669. 

— Thomas, Salem, shipwright, 

WiLKiNS. — Bra2/,Lynn,l 660, house 
burnt, 1664.— JbAn, inventory of 
estate, 1672. 

Willi, — William, servant to Thos. 
King, 1667. 

Williams. — See Bisho?. — George^ 
Salem, a witness, se. 23, Sept. 
1654 ; wf. Mary, ch. Jolm, Sam- 
uel Joseph,George, Maria or Mary 
Bishop, Sarah, Bethia. — John^ 
sen. wf. Jane ; John, iun>^. and wf. 
Rebekah, all of Haverhill, 1668.— 
Isaac, SD. 36 in 1666. — Ebenezer^ 
85.24 in 1670.— JoAn, sen. will 9 
Dec. 1670, prov. 18 Mar. 1673-4 ; 
ch. John, Joseph, Mary, Lydia^ 
Sarah wf. of Eyer or Ayer. 

Willis.— Nicholas, ae. 24 in 1672. 

WiLLiSTON. , lived in Ips- 

wicA, 1668. 

WiLLix. — Beltshazzar, d. 23 Jan. 
1650-1, in Salisbury. 

Wilson.— See Kenney, Lambert, 
Legatt, Gage. — Jane, da. of 
Richard Swan and Mary Warner 
do. — Edward, Salem, son-in-Ia. of 
Michael Sallowes. — Humphrey^ 
Exeter, \6b\.—Shorebom, ae. 29 
in 1663.— TFiZZiam, se. 30 in 1667. 

— Thomas, Exeter, will 1642 ; wf. 
Ann, who aflerwards m. John 
Legal of Exeter, ch. Humphrey^ 
Samuel, Joshua, Deborah, Lydia. 
— John, Elizabethtown, N. J. m. 
Esther, relict of Jonathan Gage. 
—Elizabeth, wf of Shorebom W. 
\66b.—Shoreborn,vd. 29 in 1666. 

Wilt. — John. — See Barnett, 
DiNAN. — John, Lynn, will 1675, 
d. 2 Dec. 1675 ; wf. Sarah, das. 
Ann Barnett, Elizabeth, Sarah\ 
Mary, Martha; sons, John^ 
Thomas, Jonathan. — Jonathan, 
Lynn, inventory Jan. 1064-5 ; wf, 
Mary, fa.-in-la. Dinan or Danan. 
—John, 1667. 

Window. — Richard^ will 2 Ma.'^ 


Early SeUlers of Essei; and Old Norfolk, [April, 

1665 ; wf. Bridget, da. Ann^ son- 
iO'la. Anthony Bennet\ da^-io-la. 
Elizabeth Bennett — Richard, 
Gloucester, m. Bridget^ widow of 
Henry Travers, prior to 1659* 

WiNSHiP.— Ensign Edward, Cam- 
bridge, 1654. 

WiiNSLEY. — Abraham^ 1666. — Sam- 
uel^ Commissioner of Salisbury', 
1652. — Samuel, agrees to marry 
Urn. Anne Bood of Wells, 1657, 
—Daniel, will 17 Aug. 1665 ; 
bros. Nathaniel and EHsha^comm 
Samuel FowUr, and sist. Weed. — 
Samuel, Salisbury, will 1665. — 
Nafhanitl, Block Island I6B5, late 
of Salisbury. 

WiNSLow. , da. of Thomas 

Jones of Gloucester. She was of 

WuNsoR, — Thomas, Marblehead, 
1668. [?] 

WiNTKR. — William^ Lvnn» 1642. — 
WiUiam, tc, 73 in ^mbl.— Wil' 
Ham, and sister Hannah^ 1640 ; 
Josiah, son of William not 21, 


WiSE.^ — Joseph^ Be. 22 in 1665.^ — 
Humphrey^ d. in Ipswich ; his wid. 
Susan ^ m. Samuel Gretnfteld, 11 is 
ch. Benjamin^ Joseph ^ Emma, 
Sarah and Ann, 

Wls^MJiS.^ William, 1661. 

W 1 TT E K . — Wit t ia m , Ly n n , will 
1659, proved 1661 ; wf. Annis, 
ch. Josias, Hannah^ m. to Robert 
Bur din, 

W L L I DG E , — Philip , S aHsbu ry , 
nephew to Joseph Merrie of 

Wood. — Sec Norton. — John 
(Woods) 1659, will ; son-in-la. 
Samuel Very. — William^ Marble- 
head, 1666.^ — Isaiah, [t. 41 in 
imS— Thomas, Rowley, 167K 

W0DD8RIDGE. — See C*»KER, 

Woodbury. — See ?atce. — John, 
wf. Ann, 1642 — Elizabeth, com- 
plains of Peter Wtwirs wife. — - 
Nirholas, IE. 40 in 1660.— Ham- 
phrev, a?. 61 in 1668.— Marj/, 
K. 30 LQ 1670. 

Woodcock. — Dr. William^ Salem, 
d. 1669 ; wf. Hannah. 

WooDiN. — John, 1652. 

Woodman. — Richard^ d. in Lynn, 
inventory Dec. 1647, no ch. — 
Edicard, sen. wf. Joanna, 9 Nov. 
l^b'S,-^ Edward, wf. Martf, 1 
Mar. 1656-1.— John, 1679.— 
Jotiathan says, ** in consideration 
that mv uncle Stephen Greenleaf 
1681."— Jo/m (Wadman?) bb. 56 
in 1673. 

WooDMANSET. — Robert, school- 
master at Boston, 1655-7, d» 13 
Aug, 1667 ; his wid. Margaret d. 
1 670.— /ioiprl,1ate deceased, 1670, 

Woodruff.*— Benjflmtn, 1660, 

WooDWELL.^ — See Wardwell, 

W^ooLEH. — Edward J se. 34 in 1658. 

WooLCOT. — John, Salem, owned the 
house in which Roger Williams 
lived, which he sold in 1636. — 
John, sen, Newbury, 4 July, 1687. 

Woodward. — Ezckiel, 1668. 

WoosTER. — Sec Stacy, 

Worcester, — See Chekrt, — 
Samuel y Rowley, Rebecca W, 
b<L* 1 o V e d mothe r- in- 1 a w , 1 662, — 
Mr. William and wf. Rebecca, 
in 1662. — Thomas, Boston, cord- 
wainer, ISfiS.^Mr. Samuel,^ wf. 
Elizabeth, son Timothy, b. 4 June, 
1669.— Tmo//jy; Salisbury, sea- 
man. 1671. — Rev. Wit Ham, eon 
William, Boston, shoemaker; he 
(Wm. Jr.) had a wife Constant. — 
Samuel, Rowley, 1662,^ beloved 
moiher-in-law Mrs. Rebecca WoT' 
cester, — Moses, Kittcry, 1670,^ 
Timothy, d. 1672, 

Wormwood, — Henry, 1666. 

WoHTir, — Lionel, Salisbuiy, 1655, 

WoRTHEN — Sec Martyk.^ — Eiekiel 
ni. Hanno/*, da.^ George Martin, 

Wright.— Jo/m, Newbury, d. 1658. 
— Walter, a?. 30 in \m2.— Alex- 
ander, sc. 30 in 1667. 

Wtatt,^ — , grand-father \o 

Luke Heard^s ch. 

Yabsley.— PFiV/mwi, 1672. 

Yeomans, — Edward^ Haverhill, 

YoiK£, — Benjamin, bp, 23 in 1678. 





Michael Barstow's Will 


Young. — See Elvin, Haynes, Nor- 
ton. — Elias^A, intestate, 1672. — 
Christopher and wf. Priscilla had 
ch. 1. Sarah, b. 28 Dec. 1639 ; 2. 
Mary, b. 8 Feb. 1640-1 ; 3. Ju- 
dith, b. — Sept. 1642, d. 1644 ; 4. 
Christopher, b. 2 Feb. 1643-4.— 
Christopher, Wenham, will 1647, 

came from Great Yarmouth, Nor- 
folk Co., Eng., das. Sarah and 
Mary and son Christopher, who 
are to be sent to England ; two 
sisters, viz : wf, of Joseph Youngs 
and wf. of Thomas Moore, 
YouNGLovE. — Simon, sen. se. 62 in 


The 23 of June 1674. 

I Michael Barstow (of Watertowne in the County of Middlesex within the 
Colleny of the Massachusetts in New England) beinge at present, though 
weake in body, yett of sound mind and memory praised be God for itt ; 
renouncinge and makinge void all former wills ; doe make and declare 
this my last will and testament ; my Soule I freely and willingly comit 
into the hand of God my Creator ; my body vnto the earth ; at the charge 
of my Exicutor ; hear afler named ; by Christian buriall in assured hope 
of A joyfull resurrection through the purchase of Christ my redeemer ; 
and for my outward estate that God haue lent mee, I will and dispose of 
itt in manner as ffolloweth 

I will and beqveath to my Dear pastor m<^ John Sherman pastor of the 
Church lb watertowne : my ffearm lyinge and beinge in watertowne : and 
granted vnto mee by the inhabitants of the sayd towne : to him and his 
heyeres forever : and is accounted the 40 lott in the land known by the 
name of ffarme land 

Item I giue to Hannah Barstow alias, prince, one great bible, and y« 
debt due to mee in m^ booke, which her first husband William Barstow 
was indebted to mee m my booke 

Item I give to y*' Church of Christ in Watertowne sixteene pounds to 
be paid in cash within one year afler my decease 

Item I give to Elizabeth 'Randall the wife of William Randall (of Sittu- 
ate in plymoth Colony) fiue pound to be payd in cash within one year 
afler my decease 

Item I give to Susan perry the wife of William perry (in marshfeild 
colleny) fiue pound to be paid in cash within one year after my decease 

Item I giue to michaell Barstow (the sonn of John Barstow deceased, to 
him and his heires forever,^ my lott of vpland and meddow, lyinge and 
being io watertowne near the dwellinge house of John Traine, bounded 
South and west with the high way north and east with lands of Joseph 
Tainter, and Edmand Bloyse, and also I give him my lott att bare-hill, 
lyinge in Watertowne, and known by the name of land in the leiue of 

Item I giue to John and Jerimiah Barstow, the children of the aforesaid 
John Barstow Deceased, t^each of them fiueteene pounds apeice to be 
payd in cash within one year afler my decease 

Item I give to Deacon Thomas Hastings of Watertowne, tenn pound to 
be paid in cash within one yeare afler my decease 

Item I give to Deacon Henry Bright of Watertowne, fibrty shillings to be 
payd in cash within one year aAer my decease 

Item my will is that the rest of my estate, houseiniBe^ la.tkd%^VkO>asMiSttfW 


Michael Barstaw^s WilL 

goods, bills, bonds, chaltills and debts, the whole and singular rcall and 
parsonallof what kind soever (debts and fTune rail charges boinge first dis- 
charged) be eqvalty divided into tenn parts or shares, two of which parts 
or shares, I giue unto the children of my Brother George Barstow de- 
ceased, and eight of the said shares, I giue to the children of my Brother 
William Barstow deseased, that is tu eacU child a single share of the tenn 
shares or parts 

Item 1 doe nominate, apoint and ffully awthorize the aforesaid Deacon - 
Thomas Hastings, my so!e exicutor desiring him to pcrforme this my last 
Will according to the true intent and purpose of itt 

Item my Will is that, Deacon Henry Bright aforesaid be overseer of 
this my last will and testament. In confirmation of this aforesaid to be 
my last last Will, I Michaell Barstow, haue herevnto put roy hand and 
seal the day above written 

Iq the presence of 

Uenrie Bright 
The marke of (^^^ John Traine senior 

John Bright 

"Mf^ ^OP^f^^ 

Portland, Me., Jan. ^0, 1854. 

SHUBiiEL HtNKtEV, of ** Old York'' (Me.), moved lo the neighborhood 
of Kennebec, had four wives, twenty children, and lived to tlje age of 92. 
Died at Hallo well. He was the ancestor of nearly all the Hinkteys in 
the State of Maine. His son James, my grandfather, married Mary 
McKenney, of Georgetown (Me.), and had children (born in the town of 
Topsham), as follows: 

James, b. August 14, 1769 ; Thomas, b. April 3, 1772, now living; 
Mercy, b. Dec. 17, 1775, now lining ; Nicholas, b. April 2, 1778 ; Eben- 
ezer, b. Oct. 20, 1780 ; Clark, k May 10, 1783 ; Levi, b. May 29, 1785 ; 
Oliver Osgood, b, Aug. 24, 1787; Mehilable, b. May 18,1790, now 
living ; Mary, b. March 18, 179^, now living. 

Second James {my father) married Joanna Norcross, of Hallowell. He 
was a farmer. Deacon of the Baptist church about 40 years ; died in Hal- 
lowell, March, 1840, aged 70. 

Children — Owen, b. March 27, 1794 ; Mary McKenney, b, July 7, 
1796 ; Smith, b. April I, 1798; Nicholas, b. Oct. 25, 1790 ; Amelia, b. 
May 25, 1805 ; Henry Kendall, b. May 20, 1807 ^ Martha Ann, b. Aug. 
11, 1815. H. K. HmKLBY. 

I, Anne Avery^ of Wapping, Co. of Midd., Widdowe, appoint M^ 
Haddock of Wapping, manner, (m' of the good shipp or vessell called the 
Salutation, of London, now bound out to sea vppon a voyage to New 
England) my lawfull Attorney to receiuc from Captaine Gibbons of New 
England, of Boston, or any other p'son whatsoeuer, whom it may con- 
cerne (in N. E.) all such debts, summes of moiley, Cattle or merchandisct 
as shalbe due or belonging to me from &^ Cap^ Gibbon^ or any other p^son 
or p'^sons whatsoever in New England. 12 May, 1642. 

In presence of Willi<im Btmdock^ Owen DotrrwA, John Goodlordt — 
An AUtraciffom Suff. Reg, Deed, Vol L p, 48. 

* Frsbably th« *' Mr. Hmidock, Master of Ship America/' roeaiioned va Stottghioo't 
mw^ioif,—M€g, (iS^3) Vol* rii., p. 333. 

1854.] Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. 171 

[Continaed from page 48 ] 

FOXCROFT, FRANCIS, of Cambridge, (for two copies,) was the son 
of Francis; who was the son of Daniel, who died in England, Aug. 6th, 
1694. He was the Mayor of the City of Leeds, 1666. Francis (Prince's 
subscriber) was born 26 Jan. 1694, grad. H. C. 1712, m. Mehitable Coney 
6 Nov. 1722. They had ten sons and five daughters, viz., Mehitable, b. 
19 Aug. 1723, m. Rev. James Merriam, of Newton, 1759 ; Francis, b. 11 
Aug. 1725, d. 1732; Daniel, b. 11 April, 1726, H. C. 1746, d. 1756; 
Elizabeth, b. 27 Mar. 1729, m. Benj. Brandson 1749, d. 1757; Thomas, 
b. 18 Jan. 1730, d. 1732 ; Martha, b. 29 Jan. 1733, d. 1736 ; Francis, b. 
15 June, 1735, d. 1736 ; George, b. 31 May, 1736, d. 1739 ; Catharine, 
b. 20 April, 1737, d. 1738; William, b. 10 April, 1738, d. 1740; Lay- 
ton, b. 10 Mar. 1739, d. 1755 ; John, b. 26 Mar. 1740, H. C. 1758, d. 
1803 ; George, b. 4 July, 1741, d. 1749 ; Phebe. b. 12 Aug 1743, m. Lt. 
Gov. Samuel Phillips of Andover, d. Nov. 1812 ; Francis, b 15 Nov. 1744, 
H. C. 1764, m. Sarah Upham of Brookfield, d. Feb. 1814, at Brookfield, 
where he was settled as a physician. 

Prefixed to the Funeral Sermon preached on the death of Francis Fox- 
croA, Esq., of Cambridge, by Nathaniel Appleton, we find a Preface, 
written by Henry Flynt, (also a subscriber to Prince,) in which is the fol- 
lowing character of Col. Foxcroft : — •' Such was that honorable and wor- 
thy gentleman. Col. Foxcrof\, upon occasion of whose death the following 
sermon was preached ; for he was a truly just and righteous man, take 
the word in a large or more restrained sense, ^e was an upright man, 
one that feared God and eschewed evil. It is known that he was a gen- 
tleman by birth, of a worthy family in the North of England, where he 
had a good school education. He was bred a merchant, and was very 
expert and skilful, as well as very just and upright, in all his business. 
His natural powers were extraordinary ; his acquired knowledge, of vari- 
ous kinds, was so too ; his virtues were great and eminent. His generosity, 
prudence, sincerity, justice towards men, and piety towards God, were con- 
spicuous to those that knew him. His temper, indeed, was sudden, and 
made almost uncontrollable by the violence of the gout and pain he was 
such an uncommon instance of ; but this was his burden and lamentation. 
He was a person of a grave and austere countenance and conversation, 
mixed with much of the gentleman and christian. He was a man of faith 
and prayer; true to his God, his king, and his friend, and just to all. 
He discharged the office of Judge of Probate, and other honorable offices 
he for miyiy years sustained, with much ability and fidelity. He was of a 
public spirit, a lover of this country and its best interests, and particularly 
of the Colle^. He lived and died in firm adherence to the Constitution 
of England, m Church as well as State ; and yet attended with satisfaction 
and devotion on all the public administrations of divine worship in Cam- 
bridge, where he spent the latter part of his life, and was fap from the un- 
christian opinion, which confines the true ministry and ordinances at 
Christ to one particular denomination or persuasion of Christians.'^ 

Rev. Thomas Foxcroft, also a subscriber, was brother to Francis, b. 26 
Feb. 1697, crad. H. C. 1714, m. Mrs. Anna Coney, 1718. He was Pastor of 
the First Church in Boston, where he was settled as colleague with Mr. 
Wadsworth. Mr. F. was seuled 20 Nov. 1717, d. IS Jw\i^^Vl«^^^^^ 

Temairs of Princess Subscribers. 


73, of which years 52 were spent in the ministry. He preached a sermon 
on ihe death of his mother (Elizabeth Danforth, daughter of Rev. Thos* 
Danforth, of Cambridge) in 1721. In 1736 he had a paralytic shock, 
which obscured his imellect. Uh pnnlcd publications amounted m num- 
ber to 32, a list of which is given in Emerson's History of Ihe First 
Church, His son. Rev. Samuel Foxcroft, h. 1735, grad. H. C. 1754, 
settled at New Gloucester (Maine) in 1765, where he died March 2, 
1807. w. 0. B, 

[" On the 31 Dec. 1727, died at Cambridge, the Hon. Francis FoxcroA, 
Esq., late Judge of the Probate of Wills, for the county of Middlesex." 
Boston Gazette. 

" London, May 9. On Sunday last {7 May, 1738) died at Plaislow, ia 
Essex, Mr* Daniel Foxcroft, where he had lived about nine years. He 
had a handsome fortune in Yorkshire, but was a native of New England, 
where he has left many worthy relatives and friends." — New England 
Weekly Journal, 18 July, 1738. 

'^ Monday, March the'28th ult. (March, 1768) died at Combridge, hi the 
74th year of his age, the Hon. Francis Foxcroft, Esq." — Boston Chron, 
p. 144,^ — Editoh.] 

HARRIS, PETER, of New London, early Harries, descended fn*m 
Walter,* who came to America in the ship William Sl Francis, in 1632.* 
He at first settled tn Weymouth where he remained about 20 years. A 
hoqse lot, on application, having been granted to him in Pequotit now New 
London, he removed thither in 1652, and was soon after chosen to keep 
an ordinary. He died Nov. 6, 1654, leaving a wife Mary, and sons Ga- 
briel* and Thomas.' His wid, survived him but a short time, and his son 
Thomas probably died at sea still earlier than the father Gabriel mar. 
March 3, 1G53-4, FJizabcth Abbot, at Guildford.^ They had 7 children, 
the youngest pf whom, Lieyt. Joseph/ b. Jan. 18, 1673, m. 1696 Mary 
Stevens of Killingwortb, In 1695 he buik a house in the southern part 
of the town, which was the Harris quarter, that is now* standing. Peter,** 
the third child of Gabriel, b. Oct, 8, 1660, m July 7, 1G86, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Oliver Man warring. In 1692 they both united to the Church 
under the care of Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall. 

' Their son Peter,* b. April 6, 170LI, was the subject of ihrs notice. Wc 
discover nothing particularly marked in his character or history. In 1740 
he was a grand jtiror. In 1742, with several other prominent members of 
Mr. Adams's Church, he associated in forming a Society of Separatists, a 
sect at that day somewhat common in some parts of Connecticut. He 
died Feb. 24, 1775, and on his monument is to be found the prefix of 
Captain. He m. July 3» 1TJ26, Mary Truman, and had Elizabeth,* b. 
Mar 27, 1727 ; Peter,' May H, 1729 ; Mary,' Sept. 8, 1732 ; and J5e«;.' 
Feb. 3» 1775, [?] ' ' ^ 

Peter* m. Mary Prenlice,Qnd had son Peter,* Benjamin* b. 1761. This 
last m, Elizabeth Durfey, and their youngest daughter Nauly^ now owns 
the paternal mansion on Main Street. 

ROBINSON, Rev. JOHN, of Duxbury, has been supposed to be a de- 
scendant of the Rev, John, of Leydeo^ But some fifteen or more years 

♦ Sava^, as rcfcrrtd lo by Miss Caulk ins. 

t Ttiis town was named Namc&ug in 16-16, Feqnot in 1619, and N. London 1658. 
I Far an accoant of this roamage, quite romantic ia iu iacideotS; see History of N^ 
London, page 65. 
^ See Allea'ji Bi«g, DUU Art. TnmhutL 

1854] Memoirs of Princess Subscribers. 173 

since, Col. Trumbull, a grandson of the former, being anxious to deduce 
descent from the distinguished pastor of the exiles, his friends, the Hon. 
James Savage, Judge Davis, and I. P. Davis, Esq., sifled all accesssible 
sources of information, and by the result were enabled to unsettle any and 
all such pretensions, and to blow them up as idle traditions.* 

He was the son of James^ of Dorchester, who m. Sept. 27, 1664, Mary, 
daughter of Thomas Alcock, of Dedham, had James, b Nov. 8, 1665 
Thomas, April 15, 1668; Samwl, Sept. 4, 1670, died March 30, 1734 
Mary^ March 17, 1673, died soon afler ; John^ (Revd.,) April 17, 1675 
and Ebenezer^ July 5, 1682, who was killed at Port Royal, May 27, 

The subject of this memoir grad. H. C. 1695. In 1698 he went on a 
mission to Pennsylvania where he labored about two years. Preparatory 
to this he received an Apostolic letter, commission, or recommendation, 
pledging all possible encouragement, and certifying that the character of 
his piety, learning and prudence was such as to render him worthy of 
countenance in the undertaking, and finally commending him and his pious 
labors to the acceptance of the people of God, wherever His Holy provi- 
dence may dispose of him. This bears date Aug. 25, 1698, and is signed 
by Increase Mather^ Peter Thacher, Cotton Mather^ James Allen^ John 
Danforth^ Benjamin Wadsworth^ Samuel Willard. The place where he 
preached was Newcastle^ Penn.f 

In the year 1702 he was ordaioed minister in Duxborough, where he 
continued till Nov. 1738, when, by reason of bodily infirmity, and some 
difficulty growing out of a civil contract between him and his people, he 
was dismissed*! From an examination of some sermons in manuscript, 
written in a plain hand, we should say thst he was a faithful preacher. 
Among them is an exposition on Matt. 16, 24 to 27 inclusive, containing 
129 pages. We do not know that he ever published any of his writ- 

He m. Jan. 31, 1705, Hannah Wiswall, b. Feb. 22, 1682, she being 
the daughter of his predecessor in the ministry. His children were — 
Mary, b. Feb. 23, 1706, baptized April 13, 1707 ; Hannah, b. Nov. 2, 
1708, bap. Jan. 9, 1709 ; Althea, b. May 26, 1710, bap. July 2 ; Betty, 
b. Sept. 28, 1712, bap. 6 weeks after; John, b. April 16, 1715, and bap. 
6 weeks after ; Samuel, b. July 10, 1717, bap. Sept. 1, and died Dec. 10 
following ; Faith, b. Dec. 13, 1718, bap. April 5, 1719 ; Ichabod, b. Dec. 
12, 1720, bap. 14 of the May following. He notices the death of his 
wife and that of his eldest daughter as follows : — 

'' Sept 22, 1722. — My dear, pious, virtuous, loving wife Hannah, ds* 
my dear and lovely daughter Mary were both of them drowned in the sea 
near Nantasket Beach. A most astonishing blow to me and mine. The 
Lord sanctify it to us and support us under it. The corpse of my daughtr. 
was brought home d& interred Sept. 27. Oct. 30 the corpse of my dear 
wife was found ashore at Cape Cod, near a place called the Herring 

^ Savage's MS. Letter. 

t The original paper is now before me in a good state of preservation. 

t The coancil consisted of the elders and delegates of five churches, viz., the Sooth 
and North Charches of Scituate, the Charch of Pembroke, the Charch of Kingston, 
and the Second Charch of Plyropton. Naih. £ells, Moderator; Nicholas Lever, 
David Clap, Barnabas ShnrtliS; Wrestling Brewster, Jacob Mitchell, Daniel Lewis, 
Joseph Siacy, Thengi [Sheaijasbab 7] Bourn, Othniel Campbell. A troe copy, D. 
Lewis, Clerk. 


Memoirs of Princess Subscribers, 


Cove, and was decently interred the next day, Oct» 31, 1722. Help 

He died at Lebanon, Nov. 14, 1745, and his funeral sermon was 
preached two days afterwards by Rev. Solomon Wiflinms, from Gen. 
47, 9. 

By his will, bearing date May 18, 1739, it appears that he was pos- 
MBsed of a large estate. After giving very llberaJly to his son John, in huids 
and money, he gave to his son Icbiibod, besides considerable in Itinds, 
^200(1 in money. He also gave to his son lust named his Nfgro man 
named Jack, and his stiver tankard marked S. M. R,, a silver porringer, 
horse, gun, &c. As a specimen to his daughters he gave to Alihea, be- 
sides 400 pounds in money, his b(*sl tankard marked J II. R., two silver 
porringers, n silver salt seller, two new silver spoons, and a guinea of gold. 
He gave his library to his two sons. By a will of later date the legacies 
were somewhat reduced. 

His eon Ichabod was a merchant, and m. 6rst May 25, 1749, Mary 
Hide, who d. July 1, 1750 ; m. second, Jan. 16, 1752. Lydia Brown, and 
had six children. His third son John was a grad. of Y. C. 1780. Bettp 
became the wife of Rev. Jacob Eliot. (See Reg. p. 9.) Faith m. Dec, 9, 
17;}5, Jonathan Trumblc, (now Trumbull,) a grad, of H. C. 1727. He 
was ttovernor of Conn, from 1769 till 1783. Of their children, /o^ffT?/*, b. 
March H, 1737, became the first Commissary General of the United 
Slates ; to the duties and anxieties of ♦he office he fell a sacrifice in 1*78. 
Jonalfmn^ b. March 26, 1740, grad. H. C. 1759 ; was successively Pay* 
master in the Army* First Aid to Gen. Washington, Member of Congress, 
Speaker of the House, U. S. Senator, and finally Gov. of Conn. H years 
to the ttmo of Ins death. Faith^ b. Jan. 25, 174*3-3, bccnnic the w^ife of 
Gen. Jcdediah Huntington. Marif^ b. July 16, 1745, became the wife of 
Gen. Wm. Williams, the signer of the Dec. In. John, b. June, 1756, w^as 
aid to Gen, Lee. He subsequently become distinguished as a historical 
painter. He died in New York, Nov. 10, 1843. 

WILLIAMS, Rev. JOHN, of Deerfield, for six copies. There is e.T- 
tant, OS the pages of the Register show, an account of the Williams fam- 
ily. No name among ihe subscribers to the great and important work of 
Prince, stands pledged to support the author by so large a subscription* 
The Williamses alone subscribed for forty^one copies. Of these, the sub- 
scription of the Rev. John, of Deerfield, was for six. This gentleman is 
extensively known in New Englond history. The following particulars 
of him and his family arc the more valuable because they were published 
immediately of^er bis death. They are from the Tnetc England Wttklf 
Journal^ of June 23d, 1729, and are as follows : — 

"Wo are informed that on Wednesday the 11th inst [June, IT^\ 
Died iho Rev. Mr. John WilUams, Pastor at Deerfield, of a fit of the Apo- 
plexy^ in the 65th year of his Age. The Lord's Day preceding, he 
preached both parts of the Day to his People, though he fdt himself some* 
thing heavy and indisposed, being but a few days before returned from his 
journey to Roston ; on Monday morning he was Speechless, and so contin- 
ued, (except & word or two he spoke to his son the next day,j until Wcd- 
Oeaday about midnight, when, notwithstanding all endeavore for his relief, 
(twvcrat Physicians being there,) He expired, to the great surprize and dia* 
tren of his people, as well as his relations, to whom be was, on tbe beai 
i000iftni8t greatly endeared. 

•* He was the first Pastor seUled in thai town (rtrtd Anno 1685,) and 



1854.] Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. 176 

continued laboring with them in all seasons, and the difficulties and troubles 
that attended such a frontier town, by the Indian Wars, till Feb. 29, 1703-4 ; 
When by an Airmy of (about 300) French and Indians, that Town was 
mostly DestroyM and captivated. His wife was then kilPd ; and 2 child" and 
2 servants, He himself, and the ^est of his Family (except his eldest Son) 
carried to Canada. God wonderfully preserved both him and them, thro' 
the cold and hardships of the dreadful march of 300 miles thro' the Desert 
to Mont-roy^l. And aflerwards he was sent to Quebeck. From whence 
thro' the good hand of God and the care of this Government, he was return- 
ed to Boston on- Nov. 2 1 , 1706, with 57 captives. As may be more largely 
seen in his book published af\er his ret° home. 

" Not long after he Resettled with those few people who retum'd from 
Canada, and those who yet remained at Deerfield. Since which God hath 
remarkably protected them, smiled upon them and built them up. Mr. 
Williams would sometimes say, * It was a dangerous thing to be set in the 
Front of New England's Sins.' 

*^ All the strong Temptations he met with (and sometimes ThTeatenings 
of Death, from the Salvage Indian by whom he was taken) had no in* 
fiuence upon him to make Shipwreck of Faith or of good Conscience. 

*' His Captivity, tho' it was a very distressing and sore Calamity, and at- 
tended with many difficulties, yet it was observable, That thro' the Natural 
Vivacity, Calmness and evenness of his Temper, and a gracious submis- 
sion and resignation, his spirit was kept unbroken, thro' all his sore Trials. 
And thro' the gracious Presence of Christ, he came forth of the Furnace 
as Grold refined, and more fitted for his Master's use : Remembering and 
Imitating his Glorious Lord ; and having leam'd Obedience by the things 
w*> he suffered. 

*^ He was heartily concerned for the Interest of Relig" and the best good 
of this Land, and a constant Intercessor at the Throne of Grace for the 

*^ So that a very grievous breach is hereby made not only upon the 
Flock of Christ (and especially at this juncture when they were entering 
upon the great charge of erecting a new Meeting House) but also upon 
that CountiT and Neighborhood, so soon after the Death of the Rev. Mr. 
Stoddard of Northampton. Yea, it o't to be resented as a great and public 
Loss. As a fall of one of the Pillars of the Land. 

*• On the Friday Following, he was decently interr'd. The Rev. Mr. 
Chancey of Hadley, preach'd a Funeral Ser. on the occasion. 

** It pleased God to bless him with 8 child", 4 sons and as many Daughters 
(yet living, tho' one of them in a doleful Captivitie* — for whom may the 
Prayers of Glod^s People be yet offer'd up to him) — ^Three of his sons are 
settled in the Ministry at Mansfield, Springfield (Long Meadow^ and Water- 
town, in good repute. One at the College, who, it is to be desired, may 
meet with the kindness of Survivors for his Father's sake." 

It is believed that there is in existence a portrait of Mr. Williams, which 
should long ere this have been engraved to accompany the excellent me- 
moir of him by his accomplished descendant, Stephen W. Williams, M. D., 
of Deerfield. 

In 1735, three of the sons (Eleazer, Stephen and Warham) of the 

•.This was Eonice, who never relarned to reside in New England. She married 
aa Indian, and left descendants, some of whom have frequently visited their relatives 
at Deerfield, up to the present time. — ^EoiTom. 

176 Original Members of the First Church t^Mt^arn 


Rev. John WilViarns (also Prince's subscribers) petitioned ihe General 
Court *^ for themselves and ibe rest of ihe children and heirs of their falher, 
the late Rev* John Williams, of Dcerfield, deceased, for a tract of land,** 
&c.t ** in consideration of their sufferings occasioned by their captivity 
among the Indians,'* 6cc. The following year a tract of 700 ticres was 
confirmed to them, ^^ lying south and west of, and adjoining Northampton." 
Journal General Court. 


FORD, Ct.. 

[E send you from my note book a list of the original members of the 
First Church in New Milford, Conn., which 1 copied at N* M. last sum* 
mer. h may be interesting to some of your readers to see the same in 
print. L. M, B*] 

" New'Milford, Nov, 21, 1716. 

An account of y* Breathoren of y^ Church at y*' first Settlemenl of y« 
Ministrey In New Milford. 

Recomended ye Planters, 
Dan' Bordman John Bostwick Samuel Brownson 

Zaeliariali Ferris Sam" Bee be Sam*' Hitchcock 

John Wellar Roger Brownson, 

Female Mefnhers, 
Mary Noble widdow 

Sarah Hitchcock Recommended from Springfield : ye wife of Sam*^ 

Hannah Beebe y« wife of Sam^^ Beebe Reco mended from Danbury. 
Lydia Brownson y« wife of Sarn^^ Brownson. 
Dorcas Brownson y« wife of Roger Brownson. 

Quickly after was added to y^ Clih by admission and Recomendation to 
Chh Communion 
Jonathan Buck 
Jeames Prime.*' 

Mr. Drake, — The Boston town records show that John Brookin and 
Elizabeth his wife had children — John, horn 11 MaVi 1^9; EHxahtth^ 
26 May, 1660; John, 17 Feb, 1661-2; Hannah, 16'June, 1664; Meay, 
20 Jan. 1669 ; Abigail, 8 Oct, 1671 ; Mercy, 15 Dec, 1676. John Brook- 
ing's will, made Oct. 27, 1682, in the presence of Timothy Thornton and 
his wife Experience, was proved in Suffolk, April 25, 1683. In it Brook- 
ing mentions his wife Elhabeth, his children, and rec|uests his " loving 
brother Timothy Thornton, and cousin John Ballantine^'* to be " over* 

Can some one of your readers give information about the parentage of 
John Brookin? His marriage to his wife Elizabeth? Her parentage? 
His and her brothers and sisters, and their marriages ? How was Timothy 
Thornton his brother, and John Ballantine his ** cousin " or nephew ? 
Timothy Thornton and his wife Experience had children bom in Boston 
from 1674 to 1690. x. 


1864.] Letter of Thomas Thacher. 177 


Pawtucket, 20th Feb., 1854. 
Mr. S. G. Drake,— 

Dear Sir, — I enclose a copy of a letter from Rev. Thomas Thacher to 
his son Peter, in London, afterwards minister of Milton. It was found 
with the Thachers of Altleboro', in possession of Deacon Peter Thatcher, 
now living in the house erected by his grandfather Rev. Peter, and then 
occupied by Dea. Peter his son, the father of the present Dea. Peter, whose 
son Peter, of Cleaveland, Ohio, has the letter in a state of decay, which 
he conserves with great care in a case. He brought it to Boston last sum- 
mer and I copied the same as read to me by him. A small part, you will 
observe by blanks in my copy, were obliterated, but nothing of essential 
importance is lost. 

Very respectfully yours, 

William Tyleh. 

Boston, 16. 8. 1676. 
My dear Son Peter, — 

I have received four letters from you, whereby I have joyfully and I 
hope thankfully taken notice of the kindness of God, in your comfortable 
voyage to, and kind reception in England, by our friends ; which has 
enlarged my desires to hear farther from you. I hope also you have long 
ere this received mine to you. At present you may understand that God 
hath utterly scattered, delivered up and subdued the heathen that first rose 
up against us, delivered up Phillip to death, cleared the coasts of Ply- 
mouth, Narragansett, Connecticut, Quaboag, &c., from those bloody and 
blasphemous heathen ; but behold a new enemy is broken out to the east 
and northward who have laid waste the country, &c., slain my good friend 
Cap^ Lake, and many others, and this very day past woeful tidings is come 
of the taking in by surrender Mr. Scott's • garrison at Stony Point, he 
being but the last week come from the same to Boston, and leaving Esq. 
Joslin, as they call him, chief commander ; what the particular circum- 
stances are, is not yet certain amongst us : but this is certain, that the 
place is taken, the garrison strong ; two great pieces there, and many small 
arms, and good store of provisions. Such a spirit of fear and cowardice is 
poured out on the inhabitants of those parts, that it is exceeding ominous. 
The Indians carry all before them, by sea and land, on the main and on 
the islands in Casco, have taken several vessels, one with two great guns 
in it, &c. This part of the war is like to be the more difficult, because so 
far off from us ; because so near the French, who are reported to be 
amongst the Indians. This day it was said that there were twenty in the 
exploit ; but we have no certainty of it, and foolish jealousies may feign 
that fear makes scarecrows to affright the fearful ; and a sluggard may say 
a lion is in the way. So, many of those fearful persons may think to hide 
their shame by such suggestions. As for myself I at present enjoy a 
comfortable measure of health and strength, though laboring under some 
weakness gotten in my sickness. If you have not more than ordinary cn- 

* Capt. Joshua Scotlow, probably .-^Edixob. 

178 Letter of Thomas Thacher. [April, 

couragement, and a most evident call to stay in England,! hope I shall see 
you here, if the Lord lengthens our lives to the next summer. The Lord 
guide your whole way, and bless you with all the blessings of his everlast- 
ing covenant, and make you a blessing wherever you come, that he may 
be your portion. I had almost forgot to tell you that I received a letter 
from my brother Paul Thacher, that lives in Salisbury, certifying that my 
brother John died three years ago, very poor. That my mother in law's 
sister, one Mrs. Elizabeth Coombs, widow to Mr. Ck)ombs, the great Ana- 
baptist, is alive ; she was a lively hearty christian when I lived at Salis- 
bury, and I am confident would rejoice greatly to see you : being an old 
friend of my father^s. If you go thither I presume that you will find many 
old friends, that will rejoice much to see you. But I fear such [obliterat'' 
€d] ne coming on in England that I wish you here. To the [ohliterai'' 
ed] Dear Jesus 1 on resting 

Your dear father 

Thomas Thacher. 

Your sister Betty has nearly recovered, blessed be God, from a sore 
dysenter}' fiux, which is malignant and has taken away many. 

To B. D. your salutations were very acceptable. Your brother Thomas 
has not yet returned from New York, but is expected daily. The Lord 
bring him in safety. Your brother Ralph and his family, as also your 
brother Thomases, for aught I know are all in health. If you can get 
Ames Medulla and cases in English for your brother Ralph do it and forget 
it not [here follows a line of shorthand,'] Once again I commend you to 
the grace and benediction of God according to his everlasting covenant. 

18. 8. 1676. 

This day came news to hand that Mr. Joslin was deserted by those in 
the garrison whilst he was treating with the Indians, so that he with four 
more with three women were forced to flee in the night ; one of the 
women died by the way ; they fled in old canoes to a place not far from 
Piscataqua, so that Mr. Joslin was innocent in that matter. 

Present my service to my brother and sister Barker and to' my son and 
daughter Sheaf; her mother received great comfort in the letter she 
sent and doth vehemently long for their return. 

These for his son Mr. Peter Thacher at Mr. Matthew Barker^s, Turn- 
er's Hall on Philpot Lane, London. 

[Arms impressed on the seal of wax are : Gules a Cross molinc ar- 
gent, on a chief or, three grasshoppers proper. Crest : A Grasshopper 

George Fry, of Weymouth, in his will on record speaks of his daugh- 
ter Bethiah Read. She was without much question the wife of John 
Reed, who came to Taunton about 1680, and died at Dighton, Jany. 13, 
1720-1 , aged 72 years. Bethiah y« wife of John Reed died Oct. 20, 1730, 
aged 77 years. 

In the New Hampshire Gazette, of Sept. 7, 1786, the record is given 
of the death of Matthew Bayley, at the patriarchal age of 136, and the 
extraordinary fact is added, that *^ Ho was baptized in the winter, when 
134, at JoneV Creek, Pee-dee River." 


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[Continued frora pa^e 36] 

BLOWERS.— WILLIAMS.— *'Eli the Priest dying suddenly. A 
SermoQ preached at the Thursday Lecture in Boston, June 19th, 1729, 
upon the occasion of the sudden death of the Reverend Mr. John Williams, 
who died June 12th, in the 65th year of hia age, — And of the Reverend 
Mr. Thomas Blowers, who died June 17th in the 52d year of his age : 
By Rev. Thomas Foxcrofl, M. A., Pastor of the Old Church, Boston.'^ — 
Boston, 1729 ; 12mo., pp. 36. 

Mr* Williams died at Deerfield an the 12th June, 1729. The Lord^s 
Day preceding, he preached on both parts of the day; though he fell him- 
self something heavy and indisposed, being for a few days before returned 
from a journey to Boston. On Monday momiog he was seized with it fit 
of apoplexy, from which he did not recover. He was settled in Deer- 
field in May, 1686. Of his Indian troubles and Captivity the '* Redeemed 
Captive" gives a full account, and also the ** Account of the Williams 

Rev. Thomas Blowers was Pastor of the First Church in Beverly, 
where he died June 17lh, 1729, in the 52d year of his age, and 28th of 
bis Pastorate. He was the son of Capt. Pyam Blowers, of Cambridge, 
snd Elizabeth, his wife, sister to the late Hon. Andrew Belcher, Esq, 
He was born Aug. 1st, 1677, grad. H. C. 169B. He left behind him a 
good name, better tlian precious ointment, and preferable to great riches ; 
ihe character of a very valuable man, a good scholar, and excellent min- 
later ; a most tender and kind husband and father ; a vigilant, prudent 
pastor, and close pathetical preacher. He has left a very mournful 
widow, with four sons and two daughters ; for whom we wish, they may 
long live to bear up their fatber*s name and inherit his virtues." 

[Capt. Pyam Blowers was one of Prince's subscribers. In 1734, had 
a warehouse on " Gov. Belcher's wharf," Boston, where he advertised for 
sale, " good Barbadoes Rum*" John Blowers at the same time ofTers for 
sale ♦' choice Eastward Lime," by the hogshead or smaller quantities. 
He lived in School street, where he said customers might enquire, or they 
might call at *^ his Wharf near Dr. Rand's Still House." — EniTOR,] 

HOLDEN.— '♦ The Faithful Servant in the joy of his Lord. A Funeral 
Sermon on the death of the Honorable Samuel Ilolden, Esq., of London, 
Preached at the Public Lecture in Boston, New England, Sept. 4, 1740. 
In the audience of His Excellency the Governor, the Honorable Council 
ftnd Representatives of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay. By Ben- 
jamin Colman, D, D." Boston, 1741, 4to, pp. 21. Dedicated to Mrs, 
Holden and printed by order of the Genera! Court* 

The following extract is the only one relating personally to the subject 
of the discourse : 

" But give me leave to rejoice in the distinguishing Honors of Provi- 
dence and Grace to the deceased Mr. Hoi den, that he seemed to be one 
of the servants with five talents ; inasmuch as it pleased God in his early 
youth to fix him (as he once wrote to me) in those principles and inclina* 
lions which ruled in him through his life, and then being raised to great 

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riches, and endued with uocommon powers of mind, and his integrity 

with his capacity being manifest to all about him, and so he came to shine 
not only at the head of the Dissenters, that great and good Body both in 
the British Church and Stale, but also at the head of the Bonk of Eng- 
land, and on these accounts (as 1 have heard) was even courted and con- 
strained by the Ministry into a seat in Parliament." In a note Dr, C. 
mentions he had received from him, in Books and Bills of Exchange, 4847 
pounds New England currency for distribution to the Churches and the 
Poor* n, G, B* 

[The Town of Holden in this Commonwealth was named in honor of 
Mr. Holden, one of its principal benefactors. See Damon's History of 
that town, [tagcs 30 and 31, where there h a notice of him. Also Turell's 
Life of Dr, Colman, pp. 113 to 115. — Editor.] 

MOOJIHEAD. — ^An Israelite indeed. A SSermon occasioned by the 
death of the Rev. Mr. John Moorhead. Preached at the Presbyterian 
Church in Boston, to the bereaved flock, the first Sabbath after his funeral. 
By David McGregor, A, M., Pastor of a Church in Londonderry. This 
sermon does not contain any biographical notice of the deceased, but, 
from Mr. Parker's History of Londonderry wc learn he was from Ireland. 
He was a man of di^stinguished talents and eminent piety, but subject to a 
natural temperament so excitable as frequemly to lead to rash and im- 
prudent acts and expressions, which called forth on one occasion, from 
Mr. McGregor, his particular friend, this reproof, *' Mr. Moorhead, you 
have double the grace of common Christians, but not not half enough for 
yourself." He was succeeded by Robert Annin, also from Ireland. On 
his removal to Philadelphia Dr. Belknap of Greenland, N. H., became 
Pastor of the Clitirch, and its government changed from Presbyterian to 
Congregational. This is the Church, in Federal street, where Rev. Dr. 
Channing was subsequently settled. 

It is singular that this sermon does not give the date of his death ; It 
was printed in Boston, 1774. w. o. b. 

PEPPERELL, — A Sermon occasioned by the death of Andrew Pep* 
perell, Esq., only son of the Honorable Sir William Peppercll, Bart,, who 
died March 1, 1751, in the 26th year of his ago. Preached at the Lower 
Parish in Kitiery, the Lord's Day after his funeral. By Benjamin Stevens, 
M. A. Boston, 1752, 8vo, pp, 31, w, g. b. 

STRONG, — [*' For the gratification of the immediate connexions of 
the late Governor Strong, the following genealogical sketches, some of 
which are probably not familiar even to them and none of which can be 
interesting to the public, are annexed to a small number of the copies of 
the Sermon delivered at his funeral. To his intimate friends they will b© 
the more valuable, as they are principally taken from a statement made 
in his own hand writing as early as the year 1777 ; and as most of the 
families by the name of Strong, in New York and New England, are sup* 
posed to be descended from Elder John Strongs it is not impossible that 
even some remote connexions may be gratified by this mode of preserving 
the Jamily record*'''^'\ 

" Elder John Strong was bom and lived in England, at or near 
Taunton, in Somersetshire. His father, whose name was Richard^ died 
when his son was young. 

He sailed from Plymouth in England on the 30th of March, 1630, in 
the ship Mary and John, in company with Messrs. Warham, Maverick* 
Mason, Clap, and others, and arrived at Nantasket on the Mtb of May 





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rolloMring, and first settled at Dorchester. He married his first wife in 
Ettghmd. She died on the passage or soon after landing, and two months 
after her infant child died. His second wife was Abigail Ford ^ whom he 
married at Dorchester in 1630. 

In 1635 or 1636 he removed to Windsor^in Connecticut, and with four 
others, Messrs, Mason, Ludlow, Stonghton, and Woolcot, was appointed lo 
superintend and bring forward the settle ment at that place. 

In the year 1659 he removed from Windsor to Northampton, where he 
died April 4, 1699, aged 94 years. He was the first Ruling Elder of 
the church in Northampton. A sister of his, who came with him from 
Englaad, afterwards married a person by the name of Dean, [See Eeg. 
vol. iii., p. 383,] 

He had sixteen children beside that which died in infancy as before 
mentioned. By his first wife he had 

1. John, who lived at Windsor, and hod issue John, Jacobs Josiak^ A:c. 

By his second wife Abigail Ford^ who died July 6, 1688, he had 

2. Return, who lived at Windsor. His sons were Uctum^ John^ Sani' 
ue/, 6lc. 

3. Thomas, who by his first wife Matjf — who died Feb. 20, 1670 — had 
the following children : 

1. Thomas^ who was horn Nov. 16, 1661, and married Mary Stel* 

bins, Nov. 17, 1683. 
2* Mary, who was born Aug. 31, 1663, and died Aug, 1684. 

3, JbArt, who was born March 9, 1665. 

4, Hewet, who was bom Dec. 2, 1666, 

5, AsahtJ^ who wag horn Nov. 14, 1668. He removed to Farming- 
ton, Con., and left two sons, Asahel and John, 

6, Joseph, who removed to Coventry about the year 1717, 
- where he rlied upwards of 90 years old, leaving two sons, Jo- 
seph and Phineas, who both lived to old age. By his second 
wife^ Rachel HoUon, whom he married Oct 10, 1671, ho 

7, Benjamin^ who lived a bachelor at East Guilford, and died at an 
advanced age. 

Adino^ who lived at Woodbury, and left a numerous family, 
Waitstill, who lived at Northampton, and left many descend- 

Rachel, who was born July 15, 1679, and married Nathan Dud' 
ley, of Guilford, May 6, 1698. 

Selah, born Dec. 22, 1680, who lived at Setocket on Long Island, 
and had five sons, Thomas^ Selah, Benajah, Joseph^ and Bcjija- 
min^ and five daughters, 

12, Bennjahy who was born Sept. 24, 1682. 

13. Ephrainh born Jan. 1, 1685, who lived at Milford, and left one 

son Ephraim. 

Elnathan, born Aug. 20, 1686, who lived at Woodbury and died 

leaving a young family. 

Rulh, who was born Feb. 4, 1688, and married Wm. Dudley^ of 


Jeoediah, who by his first wife Freedom Woodward j whom he mar- 
ried Nov. 18, 1662, had issue 







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6* Susanna, who married a Lane, 

7. Ahigail^ who married a Church and afterwards a Chapint M 

8. Mary^ who married Nalhanitl Edwards of Northampton. ^ 

7. JosiAH, who died young and unmarried. 

8. Jerijah, who was born Dec. 12, 1665, aod married Thankful Stelh 
I hins^ July 10, 1700, and had issue 

I. ferijak^ who married Mary Clark of Northampton. 
% Thankful^ who married Janalhan Hunt of Northampton. ■ 

3. Eunice^ who married Deacon Brewer of Springfield* m 

I 4. Seth^ who married Lor* Strong of Northampton* ■ 

5, Belah^ who married Eunice Ahord of Northampton. I 

9» Abigail, who married the Rev. Mr. Chauncey of Hatfield. I 

10. Elizabeth, who married Joseph Parsons Marcli 17, 1669. I 

11. Experience, who married a Fyler of Windsor. ■ 
1% Mary, who married John dark March 20, 1679* fl 

13, Sarah, who married Josejfh Barnard July 13, 1675. ■ 

14. Hannah, who married William Clark July 15, 1680. ■ 
16. Esther, who married a Bissci of Windsor, ^ 
16. Thankfitl, born in 1663, and married a Baldwin of Mil ford. 

In the foregoing statement all the sons of Elder Strong are named be- 
fore any of his daughters, as no information could be obtained of the order 
of their birth except what was gained respecting the sons and daughters 
separately. All of them were born before the family came to Noriliarap* 
ton, except the youngest son and the youngest daughter.**' - 

THACHER,— A Sermon on the Decease of the Rev. Peter Thacheil 
D.D, pronounced Dec. 31, 1802, in Bratlle street Church, Boston. By WiU^ 
litm Emerson, Pastor of the First Church. Sorrowing most of all for the 
words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they 
accompanied him to the ship. — Acts 30,38. Boston, 1803, 8vo, p, 40. 

Rev. Dr. Thacher was the son of Oxenbridge Thacher, Jun., who grad, 
H. C. 1738, and died July 9th, 1765, aged -45, He was an eminent 
lawyer. The son of Oxenbridge Thacher, who was born 1680, grad. H, 
0, 1098, died at Milton, his native place, Oct. 19tb, 1772, aged 92. He 
was a merchant, and for several years was a selectman of Boston, and one 
of iho representatives to the Gen. Court. This gentleman and bis son 
were both preachers of the gospel before they entered the other profes* 

Peter Thacher, father of Oxenbridge, was born in Salem 1651, grad, 
H. C. 1671, was ordained in Sept. 1681, and died Dec. 23d, 1727, in his 
77th year, pastor of the Church in Milton, in which office he had con* 
tinued more than 46 years. He married a daughter of John Oxenbridge, 
who was one of the ejected ministers of England, 1662, and atterwards 
pastor of the First Church in Boston. He died suddenly, 1674. 

Peter was the son of Thomas, who arrived at Boston from England, 
June 4, 1635. He was ordained at Weymouth, Jan- 2d, 1664, and mar- 
ried a daughter [Elizabeth] of Ralph Partridge, the first minister of Dux- 
i>ory» Afterwards he removed to Boston, and was the minister of the Old 

t South Church, over which he was installed Feb. 16th, 1670» and died 

rOctober, 1678. 

f The father of Thomas was the Rev. Peter Thacher of Old Saninti, 

k|Siilisbury] in England. [See a Letter of this Thomas T. in the present 


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Rev. Dr. Peter Thacher was born at Milton, March 21st, 1752, entered 
master Lovell's school July, 1759 ; lef\ in 1766, and grad. H. C. 1769 ; 
taught school in Chelsea the same year, for a salary of six pounds per 
quarter and board. Preached his first sermon at Maiden, Jan. 28th, 1770. 
For this day's preaching he charged <£! 8s. He was ordained at Maiden, 
Sept. 19lh, 1770. The degree of D. D. was conferred upon him by the 
University at Edinburgh in 1791. He was one of the founders of the 
Historical Society — was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 
1780, — was Chaplain of the Gen. Court from 1785 till his death, — was 
dismissed at his own request from the Church in Maiden, Dec. 8th, 1784. 
— installed Jan. 12th, 1785, to the care of the Church in Brattle street, 

Dr. Thacher married Mrs. Elizabeth Pool, Oct. 8th, 1770, by whom he 
had ten children ; six of them survived him, viz : Thomas Cushing, Joseph 
Warren, Peter, Mary Harvey, Samuel Cooper, and Charles. 

He lefl Boston for the restoration of his health, Nov. 15th, 1802, for 
Savannah, where he arrived on the Rd December. His disease was pul- 
monary consumption, and of this he died on the IGth of December, at the 
house of Mr. S. Howard, merchant of that city. His death being an- 
nounced, the vessels in the harbor exhibited from their masts their usual 
signal of grief, united with the city in expressing respect and sorrow for 
departed worth. On Sunday evening, Jan. 2d, 1803, the body was brought 
up to town, and deposited in the sepulchre of his fathers.* w. g. b. 

TOWNS END. — A brief display of Mordecai's excellent character in a 
Sermon preached on the Lord's Day after the funeral of the Honorable 
Penn Tovvnsend, Esq., one of his Majesty's Council for the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay, &c., who departed this life Aug. 21st, 1727, in the 
76th year of his age. By Thomas Foxcroft, M. A., Pastor of the Old 
Church in Boston. Boston, 1727, 12mo. p. 42. 

The appendix to this Sermon from the News Letter of Aug. 25, 1727, 
says, *''' On Monday the 21st instant, about 6 o'clock in the morning, died 
at his House here, after a short Illness, in the 76th Year of his Age, and 
yesterday was decently Intcr'd, the Honorable Pcnn Townsend, Esq. — A 
truly memorable Gentleman, whose Death is a general Loss to the Prov- 
ince, the Court, and to the Church of God, as well as to his worthy Fam- 
ily, and near Vicinity. He was the son of worthy religious Parents ; born 
in Boston, Dec. 20th, 1651. He first marry'd Mrs. Sarah Addington, 
sister of the late Secretary Addington, after whose death he marry'd Mrs. 
Mary Dudley, Daughter of Governor Leverett, and Relict of Mr. Paul 
Dudley, the late Governor Dudley's Brother. Last of all he marry'd Mrs. 
Hannah Jaffrey, Relict to George Jaffrcy, Esq. late One of his Majesty's 
Council for the Province of New Hampshire ; who now survives, a deso- 
late widow, but trusting in God her Maker, as her husband. Col. Towns- 
end has left two Daughters only, and them by his first wife. The Elder 
of whom is marry'd to a very valuable Minister in the Neighborhood, the 
Rev. Mr. Ebenezer Thayer. He was early admitted a member of the old 
Church in Boston, in the Communion whereof he was continued to the 
end, a Pillar and an Ornament. He was an Encourager of Learning, 
having not only bestowed a liberal Education on a son of his own, (de- 
ceased) but bountifully assisted in educating the sons of others ; besides a 

* For other particulars of the Thacher Family, see Prince's Christian History.—En, 

1854.] Discovery in the Valley of the Merrimack. 186 

chearful compliance with the last Will and Testament of the memorable 
Elder Penn, his worthy Uncle (whose Name and Estate descended to him) 
in an annual Exhibition of Ten Pounds for the use of some poor scholar 
or scholars at Harvard College/' He was eady appointed one of the 
Commissioners of the Society for Propagating the Gospel among the 
Indians. w. 6. b. 

[At the time of his death Mr. Townsend was ''^ Chief Judge of the Su- 
perior Court for Suffolk." His widow died in the end of October and 
was buried November 1st, 1736. — Boston Ga%, 28 Aug. 1727, and 15 
Nov. 1736. 

In 1739, John Sale and Anne his wife, the only surviving executors of 
the will of Judge Townsend, petitioned the General Court for authority to 
sell the house and land on ^* Treamont street" in Boston, belonging to the 
estate of the deceased. — Jour, H, 4leps, 

He was oflen a Commissioner to make treaties and hold conferences 
with the eastern Indians, as may be seen both in the published and un- 
published records of his times. — Editor.] 


Newburtport, Feb. 20th, 1854. 
Mr. Drake, — Dear Sir, — At difierent periods discoveries have been made in 
cor conntry, which indicate plainly the existence, at some past time, of a race of 
people considerably advanceid in many arts, and evidently very much superior to 
the Indian tribes. Knowing the interest you take in theipe matters, I have taken 
the liberty (though personally unknown to you) to address you, on this subject. 
During the past summer I was visiting the town of West Newbuiy, Massachusetts, 
and while on a shootin? expedition, in company with Mr. Silas Pillsbury, aworthy 
and veracious farmer of that place, he informed me that a rock situated in* a pastuie 
belonging to Mr. Farmer had an inscription upon it supposed to have been wrktea 
by the Indians. I desired him to lead me to it, which he did. Guiding me to. 
the foot of a small precipice about twelve or fifteen feet in height, formed hj the 
cropping out of a granite ledge, of the common coarse hard granite ; the precipice' 
overnanginff considerably has protected the inscription in a measure, Thii^ in- 
scription, which is on the east side of the rock, is deeply graven wiA some in- 
strument as it appears of a triancrular shape, as the grooves are all of that form. 
The inscription comprises two Unes, although part of the lower line has been 
effaced by the action of the elements. In the centre of the lower line there is the 
figure of a man, which appears to be armed with a spear, I send you a hasty 
copy of a sketch I made upon the spot, a profile of the rock,* and a copy as per* 
feet as I could make of the inscrip- . ^ 
tion. IhaveexaminedCofiin'sHisto- / | 7 9> Vw 
ry of Newbury, and as I see no men* y^ ^ Wf/ii 

tionmade of it I suppose it was un- 
known to him. I have a poor copy 

of the Dightonrock inscription, and ^ O P*^/^ ^> ( 

by comparing them I think I discover ^ .#^xV > 

a similarity m some of the figures. 
Pressure of business has* prevented 
my laving this before you till now, and I must necessarily make this communica- 
tion short. The rock is situated about two miles from the river Merrimack, and- 
about a quarter of a mile from the road between West Newbury and Georgetown. 
Most respectfully. Yours, Ueorob L Pool. 

* This is omitted as unnecessary to accompany the inscription i there being nothin|[, 
peculiar in the appearance of the rock. — Editor. 






Thomas was the name of that son of Simon Huntington who removed to 
New Jersey, not Samuel, os is stated in the January number of the Register, 
p. 46, It appears from the printed colonial records of Connecticut, that 
Thomas Huntington was made a freeman of Con. in May, 1657, Cria. 
Huntington, in May^ 1658, and Simon Huntington in Oct. 1663. Thomas 
Huntington married Hannah, daugh. of Jasper Crane, and, with Robert 
Treat, Sam Swaine, and tlieir associates, the first settlers of Newark, 
N. J., signed the agreements, " none shall be admitted freemen or free 
Burgesses within our Town upon Passaic river, in the province of New 
Jersey, but such Planters as are members of some or other of the Con- 
gregational churches,'*^ and *'' we will with care and diligence provide for 
the maintenance of the purity of Religion professed in the Congregational 
churches,'* Thomas Huntington was of the Brandford company, which 
consisted of the Rev. Abraham Pierson and a very large part of his 
church. His name is found often on the records of the town. In 1675, 
the General Assembly " being invited hereunto by the Insolence and 
outrages of the Heathens in our neighboring colonies, not knowing how 
soon we may be surprised,^' enacted *' that there shall be a place of For- 
tification or Fortifications made in every Town of the province,' and & 
House therein for the securing of women and children, provision and am- 
munition, in case of eminent danger by the Indians.^* Capt* Swain, Sarg. 
Johnson, and Sarg. Huntington were *' chosen by vote to join with the 
commissioned Military officers to consider about and contrive for the for- 
tifications belonging to our Town," it having been previously agreed 
" that two Flanckers shall be made at two corners of the meeting house 
with Palisadoes or Stockades," In 1675 Thomas Huntington was one 
of seven " Townsmen " chosen "^ to carry all Town business according 
lo the best of their judgment for the good of the Town, except disposing 
of land, admitting Inhabitants, and the way of levying rates." He ap- 
pears as one of the Townsmen until Jan* 1, 1684-5, when he was chosen 
a Deputy to the General Assembly. We have no record of his death, or 
notice of him after that year. In 1702, " Samuel Huntington, (son and 
heir in law of Thomas Huntington, dec.,) inhabitant of Newark, planter,^' 
sold lands **- formerly belonging to Thomas Huntington aforesaid," and 
" for fifteen pound current silver money," six acres, die. The will of 
this Samuel is dated Nov. II, 1704, and it was proved Nov, 19, 1712, 
His children were Thomas, Simon, and a dau. Hannah. The two sons, 
in 1724, were inhabitants of the district west of Newark mountains, now 
called Morris County. There Simon died in 1770, aged 74, A Samuel 
Hgntin^ton died in Newark in 1784, aged 74, who, though not men- 
tioned in bis falher^s will, seems to have been the brother of Simon the 
son of Samuel, to whom he bequeathed " my sermon book the Ten 

The above facts may be of some interest to the numerous descendants 
of Simon Huntington. The error, with respect to the name of the brother 
who settled in Newark, though trivial, is important enough to demand a 
short notice from one having access to documentary evidence sufficient 
for its correction. 

a H. c. 





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[Commanicated for the Register by himself.] 

Memorandum. To day, Thursday Nov. 21 ,1822, 1 dined, at an informal 
dinner, with my respected friend, Stephen Codman, Esq. Madam Scott, 
the widow of the late Governor Hancock, (having married for her second 
husband Capt. Scott, since deceased,) Mrs. Hooker, the wi^Je of Judge 
Hooker, of Springfield, Mrs. Paine, and the members of Mr. Codman's 
family were present. Having often before had opportunities of hearing 
of the eventful periods of our Revolution, from those who took (>art in 
them, and found afterwards the treachery of memory, when I came td 
relate them, i now determined not to rest on my pillow till I had recorded 
the points of her most memorable conversation. 

The attention of Mrs. Scott was called to the period of the Lexington 
battle, and she observed that Mr. Hancock used to come down from Con- 
cord, where the Congress sat, to the Rev. Mr. Clark^s in Lexington, to 
lodge, and that he and Mr. Samuel Adams were there the night before 
the Lexington battle. Mrs. Clark, I think she said, was a cousin of Mr. 

Mrs. Scott, at this time, was a young maiden lady of the name of 
Quincy, to whom Mr. Hancock was paying his suit Mrs. Hancock, the 
aunt of the Governor, and the widow of his uncle Thomas Hancock (as 
lady-like a woman as ever Boston bred, she observed,) was her particular 
friend and prolictress, (her mother then being dead,) was also at Lexing- 
ton, at the same house. She observed that Dr. Warren sent out a message 
in the evening that they must take care of themselves, and give the alarm 
through the country, for Gen. Gage had ordered a force to march that 
night to Concord, to deilroy the stores. Paul Revere, Esq., brought the mes- 
sage, and arrived there about 12 oVlock. Mr. Hancock gave the alarm 
immediately, and the Lexington bell was rung all night ; and before light 
about one hundred and fifly men were collected. Mr. H. was all the 
night cleaning his gun and sword, and putting his accoutrements in order, 
and was determined to go out to the plain by the meeting house, where 
the battle was, to fight with the men who had collected, but who, she 
says, were but partially provided with arms, and those they had were in 
most miserable order ; and it was with very great difficulty that he was 
dissuaded from it by Mr Clark and Mr. Adams, the latter, clapping 
him on the shoulder, said to him, ^^ that is not our business ; we belong 
to the cabinet.^' It was not till break of day that Mr. H. could be per- 
suaded that it was improper for him to expose himself against such a 
powerful force ; but, overcome by the entreaties of his friends, who 
convinced him that the enemy would indeed triumph, if they could get 
him and Mr. Adams in their power ; and finding, by the enquiries of a 
British officer, (a forerunner of the army,) who asked where Clarices tavern 
was, that he was one of their objects, he, with Mr. Adams, went over to 
Wobum, to the Rev. Mr. Jones\ I think she said * The ladies remained 

* The singolarity of the resemblances related in the following note leads me to 
append it. 

In my late tour to Earone I arrived in London in the beginning of September, 1853, 
and spent a few weeks ttiere previoas to visiting Windsor Castle. Tne day we left 
that we arrived at Oxford, and on the following morning lonched at Wytham, the 
•eat of the Earl of Abingdon, about foar miles from Oxford, by invitation from Lady 
Ahiiigdon, who, in her card, stated that his lordship was too unwell either to call or 


Reminiscences by Gen. Wm. H* Sumner. [April, 

and saw the battle commence. Mrs. Scolt says the British fired first, she 
is sure. This was a point much contested at the time, and many deposi* 
lions were taken to prove the fact that the British were the actual aggres- 
sors, One of the first British htillcts whizzed hy old Mrs, HancocVs 
head^ os she was looking out of the door, and slrnck the barn ; she cried 
out. What is that ? they told her it was a bullet, and she must take care 
of herself Mrs. Scott was at the chamber window looking at the fight* 
She says two of the wounded men were brought into the house. Ooo of 
ihem, whose head was grazed by a ball, insisted on it that he was dead ; 
the other, who was shot in the arm, behaved belter. The first was more 
scared than hurt. After the British passed on towards Concord, they re- 
ceived a letter from Mr H. informing them where he and Mr. Adams 
were, wishing them to get into the carriage and come over, and bring the 
Jine salmon that they had had sent to them for dinner. This they carried 
over in the carnage, and had got it nicely cooked and were jusl sitling 
down to it, when in came a man from Lexington, whose house was upon 
the main road, and who cleared out, leaving Iris wife and family at home, 
as soon as he saw the British bayonets glistening as they descended ih© 
hills on their return from Concord. Half frightened to death, he exclaim* 
ed» '* The British are coming I the British are coming I my w^ife's in ef or* 
niip now." Mr. H. and Mr. Adams supposing the British troops were at 
hand, went into the swamp and staid tili the alarm was over* 

Upon their return to the house, Mrs« Scott told Mr. H. that having left 
her father in Boston, she should reltirn to him to-morrow. ^'^ No madam," 
said he, ^' you shall not return as long as there is a British bayonet left in 
Boston." She, with the spirit of a woman, said, " Recollect Mr. Han- 
cock 1 am not under your control yet, I skail go in to my father to-mor- 
row ;" for, she said, at that time 1 should have be||i ver}- glad to have got 
rid of him, hut her aunt, as she afterwards was, would not let her go. She 
did not go into Boston for three years afterwards ; for when they left this 
part of the country they went to Fairfield, in Connecticut, and slaid with 
Mr. Burr, the uncle of Aaron Burr, who was there. Aaron, she says, 
was very attentive to her, and her aunt was very jealous of him, lest he 
should gain her affections, and defeat her purpose of connecling her with 
her nephew. Mr. Burr, she said, was a handsome young man of very 
pretty fortune, but her aunt would not leave I hem a mom em together, and 
in August she married Mr. FI., and went on to Philadelphia, to the Con« 

tresa, of which Mr, H. was President at the time she married him. Mrs* 
coitobsened that she did not like Philadelphia very much, though she had 
very good friends there among the Quakers. 

receive, Loid Abins;doD*s fir.^l wife uns a daughter of General Gage, Governor of 
Massachuseus, nnd Mrs, Sumner's cour^in, ihc Gen. having^ married, when in Ameri- 
ca, Mi^s Kembtet the eldest sisitcr of Mrs. Sumiier^s father The hulls were hung 
with numerons family |Jorinnt>s whith I u»ok some i merest in looking at« both from 
the as«i>ciation with tier Uuruly, us well as the nieriis of the paintings themselves. 
As wc spent scvcrul hours at his haronial e'itnle, hu* lurdship's curio:i»iiy was probnbly 
ejceaed to not his new caustms ; and, altho^ tVom the gout he was unable to rif^c from 
In* couch, he ftilmHicd us into his library, where he lay, nnd gave ua a cordinl weU 
ctinne* A* my ryes look a rnpul hmk tifHjn other portrait* which bung on the library 
«r«ll», I objterve*! one w v ies«rint>lrd the revolutionary patriot Samuel 

Adams. 1 tt%ke»l hiK I *rirau ihfit was, and observed thai it so much 

resembled that of (Hie oi ?nr '" "iryPftinols who was proscribed 

by hi*^ lather tndaw, that I w< , Why, ?ir, said he however 

ttngular it may be, that iiihc ;-.l .i.. ^. ^-. ...... ^.i^^, the very man who proscnbcti 





1864.] Reminiscences by Gen. Wm. H. Sumner. 189 

Mrs. Scolt observed that she was busy all the time she was there in 
packing up commissions to be sent off for the officers appointed by 
Congress. It was not till some months af\er this that Mr. Hancock kept 
a clerk, though all the business of Congress was done by the President — 
she herself was for months engaged with her scissors in trimming off the 
rough edges of the bills of credit issued by the Congress and signed by 
the President, and packing them up in saddle bags to be sent off to various 
quarters for tha use of the army. 

Mrs. Scott spoke freely of the character of Mr. Hancock, who was 
afterwards Governor, and said he would always have his orders executed 
through life. That he always kept open house, and spoke of his entertain- 
ment of the French officers and others at the time the French fleet was in 
Boston. The poor cook, she said, was worn out, and could not set to 
picking turkeys every night after getting a great dinner, and the feathers 
were sometimes too visible on the poultry upon the table. Mr. H. was 
mortified at this, and to cure the cook, directed a turkey to be roasted with 
the feathers on. This was' actually done, and the turkey caught fire 
on the spit, and the feathers, when they were burnt down to the quill, 
popped off with stich a noise, and made a stench which annoyed every 
body in the house but Mr. H., who, though confined up stairs with the 
gout^ affected not to smell it. The experiment was successful, and the 
poor cook was obliged, nolens volens, to be careful of pin feathers after 
that, and to have the turkeys well singed. She says at one time they had 
150 live turkeys, which were shut up in the coach house at night, and let 
out to feed in the pasture,Avhere the State House now is, by day, and that 
two or three were killed. every night. 

She mentioned another instance of Mr. H.'s determination. .Having 
taken it into his head that he would have nothing but pewter plates and 
dishes used, one day, when confined up stairs, while his friends were at 
dinner, he heard the noise of a china plate. He sent for Cato into his 
room, and asked him if there was not a china plate on the table ; Cato re- 
plied that it was only to put the cheese in ; he ordered Cato to go down and 
put the cheese into a pewter plate, and bring the china one up to hini« 
which Cato having done, he ordered him to throw it out of the chamber 
window. Cato thought, as ^'massa*' could not stir, he would cheat him^ 
and threw the plate on to a slanting bank of grass, and it did not break. 
The Governor, more observing than Cato thought, not hearing it break, 
made Cato go down and sqnash the plate against the wall. 

When the French fleet were in Boston, in 1778, under the Count D'Es- 
taing, Mr. Hancock ordered a breakfast to be provided for thirty of the 
officers, whom ho had invited. But the Count brought up almost all the 
officers of his fleet, midshipmen included, and the whole common, to use 
Mrs. Scott's expression, " was bedizzened with lace." Mr. H. sent word/or 
her to get breakfast for 120 more, and she was obliged to prepare it as 
they were coming in to the house. They spread twelve pounds of butter 
on to bread, and sent to the guard on the common to mUk all the cows and 
bring her the milk. She sent to all the neighbors for cake, but could not 
get much brought into the room, for the little midshipmen were so vora- 
cious that they made prize of it, as the sei;yants passed through the entry, 
and she was obliged to go out and order it to be put into buckets and cov- 
ered with napkins ; in this way it escaped capture. The Frenchmen, she 
said, ate voraciously, and one of them drank seventeen cups of tea at the 

Remimscences bff Gen, Wm, H, Sumner, 


The midshipmen, she said, made sad destruction with the fruit in the 
garden. The Coynt D'Estaing, however, politely said he would make it 
up to her, and told her she must come down lo the fleet, and bring all her 
friends with her ; and true enough she did, she says, for she went down 
and carried a party of five hundred. They were all transported in the 
boats of the fleet, and staid all day. The Count was an elegant man ; he 
asked her to pull a siring lo fire a gun^ which, half frightened to death, 
she did, and found ihal she had given the signal for a feu de joie to the 
fleet, the whole of which immediately commenced firing, and ihey were 
all enveloped in smoke, and stunned with the noise. Such a noise she 
never heard before, nor wishes to again. The officers aAerwards fre* 
que nil y dined at their house, and the Count Bourgainville, who could not 
eat, had his milled chocolate brought and served out lo him by his servant 
The Governor also gave the officers a grand ball at Concert Hall. Three 
hundred persons were present. 

Mr, Codman said {soio voce) the party to the fleet suspected the French 
had played a trick on them, by giving them something to eat which oper- 
ated on them as a violent caihartic, with which the ladies as well as the 
men were seized in the boats, whore, having no accommodations for relief, 
they were obliged, ex necessitate rei, to do ns they could. Mr C. said he 
had this anecdote from his father and Mr. Russell ; and Mrs* Scott, 
observing Mr. C. telling me something aside, which convulsed me with 
laughter, asked him what he was lei ling, — knowing very well ivhal it 
was, — ^and corroborated the inith of the story by laughing most heartily, 
and crying out, ^'^ what a horrid time we had*" 

Speaking of Gen, Washington's visit to Boston, after the peace, when 
Mr. Hancock was Governor, I asked her whether the Governor refused 
to call on Gen. Washingtoa. as it bad been reported. She replied that 
Mr. H. had enemies as well as other folks, and that although Mr. Han- 
cock had sent out an express to the Gen. at Worcester, and invited him 
to dine on the day of his arrival in town, yet, as Mr. H. had ihe gout in 
his foot and hands, and could not move, they persuaded the Gen. that he 
was disinclined to make the first call, and the Gen. sent up a note at din- 
ner tim'e excusing hienself U is w^oll known that Mr. H, was a great ad- 
vocate of the sovereignty of ihe States, and it was represented lo the 
General that Mr. H,, being chagrined at not being chosen the first President 
of the United States, was determined to insist on the first call from the 
President. The President could not admit this, and declined dining with 
the Governor in consequence. Mr, Patrick Jefl^ery, and other friends of 
Mr. H., informed him that it was necessary for him to remove the im- 
pression which this opinion, now become general, had made, and the 
Governor, the next day, was carried down to the General's quarters, and 
taken from his carriage in the arms of his servants, When the General 
saw them bringing up a helpless man in their arms, she says, he found h© 
had been deceived, and burst into tears. On Monday he sent word by the 
Marshall of the District, Jonathan Jackson, Esq., that he should call on 
the Governor, and hoped that he should have the pleasure of spending 
an hour or two with him and Mrs. Hancock, alone ; which he did, and 
expressed his astonishment that any persons should have so imposed on 
him, Az^,, and was very sociable and pleasant during his whole visit, 
Mrs. Scott says the General was very affaWe when with his friends 
only, but in the presence of strangers was always very careful of 


rful of Jo^y 

1864] Reminiscences by Gen. Wm. H. Sumner. 191 

A day or two aAer Mrs. Scott^s conversation, before minuted, was held, 
I repeated this view of the subject to Governor Brooks, who says that Mrs. 
Scott's is only the domestic view of that matter. That he himself dined 
with General Washington that day at his quarters, and that Mr. Jackson 
was there also, and that Mr. Jackson frequently spoke of the Governor's 
conduct, and that he had no doubt his omission to call was intended ; but, 
when he found that he was not supported by the gentlemen 6f the town, who 
thought he had degraded himself and committed the dignity of the Slate 
by so gross an omission, he got over it as well as he could, and feigned 
himself quite as sick as he was, to make a good excuse, as a man of his 
courtier-like manners always did ; and that General Washington, not to 
be outdone in politeness, very probably was quite unwilling to ascribe to 
Gov. Hancock any such design or motive as really existed, and put it on 
the ground which Mrs. Scott has mentioned. 

While on the subject of Mrs. Scott's conversations, I will record one 
which she related to me some time since respecting the great zeal of the 
Grovemor, before the war, to do away the animosity which subsisted in 
Boston between the North and Soutbenders, who, on Pope day, used to 
have a regular battle, the ill blood arising from which continued through 
the year, and showed itself in almost every private as well as public trans* 
action. The Governor, wishing to heal this difference, and thinking it 
essential to a successful resistance of British aggression, exerted himself 
in every possible way to effect it without any avail. He then gave a supper 
at the Green Dragon Tavern, which cost him $1000, at which he invited 
all the< leading men of both the Pope parties to be present. He ad- 
dressed them at table in an eloquent speech, and invoked them, for their 
country's sake, to lay aside their animosity, and fully impressed upon them 
the necessity of their united efforts to the success of the cause in which they 
were engaged. There is nothing more productive of domestic union than 
a sense of external danger. With the existence of this the whole audi* 
ence now became fully impressed, and shook hands before they parted, 
and pledged their united exertions to break the chains with which they 
were manacled. The happiest results attended this meeting, and since 
that time the North and South End Popes have not showed their heads in 
the streets, and a custom and celebration in which all the town partici- 
pated, and which had long been established, was broken, as it were, by a 
charm, making the stories related of it by our fathers, who themselves 
were engaged in it, hardly credible hy their children. 



[Commanicaled by Miss M. A. Tbomas.] 

Lydia dau. of Ralph Chapman dyed Nov. 26, 1649. 

Mr. William Thomas " Aug. — , 1651. 

Robert Waterman buried Sept 10, 1652. 

\ — — ■ " — ~— — — — ^— — _^^^-^— — — — — 

* Penons contributing Articles for the Register sboald send them directly to the 
Poblisher or Editor, otherwise they may be mislaid or neglected. The above Ar- 
tkle woald bare appeared some tioie before this, hid it come directly to our hands. 
— EniToi. 


Deaths and Burials in Marshfield. 





Ralph son of Ralph Chapman 

John son of Mr. Edward Bulkly 

Mary wife of Josiah Standish of Duxborough 

dyed and was buried at Duxborough 
John son of John Dingley 
Elizabeth dau. of Thoma^ Chillingsworth 
John Granger dyed and was buried at Scituate 
Dorothy dau. of John Russell 
John Adams a dau. 
Maj. Winslow a dau. 
John Dingly 

Christian wife of Robert Carver 
Elizabeth wife of Thomas Bourn aged 70 
John Walker 
Mr. Thomas Bourn dyed and was 

being then aged 83. 
Elizabeth wife of Thomas Tilden 
v"ii ^ h ) Cjrrace wife of John Phillips 
J^uteaoy r ^^^y^^^ Shirtley (Shurtleff) 
^*^*''**'V- J Jeremiah Phillips 
Edward son of Maj. Josias Winslow 
Susanna dau. of Clement King ' 

White Jun. 

wife of Resolved White 

Thomas Little 
Joseph Beadle 

Kenelm Winslow dyed at Salem and was buried there 
Richard Beare buried 

John Thomas '* 

James Clement " 

Capt. Nath> Thomas " 

Mr. Josias Winslow *' 

being in the 69th year of his age. 
Ephraim Little a dau ^* 

Arthur Howland Sen. " 

Faith wife of John Phillips " 

John the son of John Branch was slayne with Capt 

Pearce near Rehoboth & there buried the lat- 
ter end of 
Timothy Williamson buried 

Ellen wife of Samuel Baker " 

Jonathan Winslow " 

being 38 years old 
William Ford sen aged 72 ** 

George son of John Rouse " 

Mary dau of Simon Rouse ^' 

William Holmes ** 

being 86 years old 
Mehitable dau of John Carver " 

John Carver sen " 

being 42 years old 

{To be Continued.) 

July 29, 
Feb. 26, 

July 1, 
July 9, 
Sept. 28, 
Oct. 4, 
Jan. 13, 
Feb. 19, 
Mar. 14, 

July 23, 

" 18, 

Dec. 11, 

May 11, 

" Dec. 12, 

buried June 24, 

'' June 24, 

Dec. 11, 
June 19, 
Mar. 27, 
Apl. 3, 
Mar. 12, 
Sept. 1, 
Sept 13, 


June 26, 
Feb. 10, 
Feb. 16, 
Dec. 1, 

June 14, 
Oct. 30, 
Dec. 21, 

Aug. 6, 
Aug. 27, 
Sept. 8, 

Sept. 23, 
Dec. 13, 
Dec. 21, 
Nov. 9, 

Apl. 19, 
June 23, 










Notices of Publications* 



History of Anciait Woodhunf^ Connectina^from thefrst Indian Deed in 
1659 to 1854 ; including the present Towns of Wasfiington^ Southburpy 
Bdhlem, Roihurify and apart oj Ojford attd Middhbury. By William 
CoTHHEN, VVaterbury, Cood., 1854, 8vo., pp. 833, ^eitde^ an IndtXy 
Addenda^ ^c* 

There w^re nl ready some elaborate hisrories of New England Towns, bm this by 

Mr, r"fi.»'^n u.ri,..,c \i,^.r,^ an qniie in the back groond, in respect lo the amount of 

mar We have been Bpprizcd of the author's undertaking? for 

! thret ve were uaprepared lo see a work of ihe proponions which 

thi!i assumed. •^ ^ . - i 

Mr. Cxhr^n is a young mrmi and thif work hasi cost him t|?e energies of inany of 
i ' ^ yas ; and, we liope il %^ for whom he has raised such an enduring 

( will not suffer hiui : Ml a reward fnlly equal to his tnerita. Btil, 

,,.. ^. .^,11 .,v. ., rjtjiilar undertakings, if he should receive a re- 

s Will be almost a soiiiary eicepiion, at least in 

kt ri {wrform their greatest achievements by the time 

[»rc forxy. betore that period arnveii they are anxious lo accomplish something to 

i ihey and iheir fnend?^ may took back upon in after life with ^at if; fact ion. This 

H ft good and proper feeling, and without it the world would advance but slowly. 

The man who withholds his labors until near the close of life^ because he would have 

1" ' ' " 'V runs a fearful hazard of losing all heTias done. It Is 

s treasure; and when he can bold it no longer, the 

L ^ „._ ., : ...;;, ,„^i „ i^ not worse for his memory thao though it had been 

buried in the sea. 

Mr Cothrcn has divided his history into Physical, Civil, Indian, , Ecclesiastical, 
Revolutionary, &:c. He ^ ieparimeni of E and another, more ex- 

tensive than cither, on G*. To this he hn paid much niterition, 

and his work must be sougii"^ lui 
belonged tu "Ancient Woodbury 
has adopted the be^tt mctliCHt extant, 
the genealogies of the famdles of 


















Can field, 




Gal pin, 

Graham ,♦ 

H in man, 

Hi cock, 







i ■: J . ■ ■ : ■ ' ■ 

■' t:iy riN o\ 

thoFe V ' . resiors 


lius part of his uithor 

it, *^ .^J.^CU.. i 

,^ us. In the voluii-^ ^i^* .c found 












Terrill, J 



Thomas, ^ 


r '• 



Thompson, ♦ 


















♦ Wyatl, 












The aitterisks denote that an engraving of Arms accompanies the pedigree. 

Besides engravings of Arms, there are many others in the work ; among them is a 
Tilapof Woodbury, many views of Mansion houses, Autographs, A:c. 

A» was before remarked, Mr. Coihren is a young man, a native of Maine, a gradn- 
mie of Bowdoin College, but for some lime a resident of Woodbury in Connecticut, 
niid ft Coansellor at Law. Ue was early made a member of the New England Hist, 
Genealogical Society, ftod subsequently a member of the Histoncal Society of his 
adopted State. 

From the Preface of "Ancient Woodbury^^ we learn several interesting facts rela- 
tive to the production of the work \ that it wa5 not undertakeii for the wacii ^C ^^x^^ 




ploymenl ; thai nearly seven years have elapsed since it was undertaken -, ihai a re- 
mnneraiion was not expected j that ♦'more Ihan //Uen hvndnd roonuscripi volumes 
of ecclesiaiiMcal, ministerial, state, probate, town, and society records have been caje- 
fully examined." 

The author siays he has heard it said, that, the man that can make a good Town* 
history, can do almost anything, in a Jueraiy way. Upon this he very sensiblf 
remarks, that, though be ii not quite sure how that may be, be feels pretty cenain 
that the writer of a Town-history is well qualified for any kind of hard labor! To this 
he will find enough lo say *' Amen," if we are any judge in such a case. 

The history of Woodbury, judging from the bnef examination we have been abte 
la bestow upon u, is very accuraiely prepared ; and besides being a rao&t valuable 
historical record, its literary merits will compare advantageously with any simtlur 
composition within our knowledge. 

The Nash Famihj ; or^ Records of (he Descendants of Thomas Nash of 
New Havent Conneclmit, 1640. Collected by Rev. Sylvester Nase, 
A. M., Rector of St. John's Churchy Essex, Ct. Hartford : 1853. 8vo. 
pp, 304, 

We have here a volume of genealogies, creditable in all respects, and to all con- 
cerned in its execmioQ, It is illistraied with several Poriraiis, (of members of the 
tnodcrn Nash family) some ancient Auiographb, and other engravings. Though ibe 
authoi has not adopted the method for displaying his genealogies which we consider 
ihe best, yet, it is done intelligibly, and will be pretty readily uodeisiood* 

As the title f ets forth, the first certainly known ancestor of the Nash family in 
New England, is found iu NewhaveD, in 1640. There was one or more persons of 
the name, inhabitants of Boslou, before that date, of whom the author does not seem 
to have had any knowledge. The History and Antiquities of Boston, now in course of 
publication^ may aQord a f^w items of interest to those still desirous of extending 
their inquiries. 

The author, the Rev* Mr. Nash» has managed his extensive materials in a system- 
atic manner. He cites his authorities when necessary, and has made his work use- 
ful to general genealogists by accompanying it with excellent Indexes. These occupy 
twenty-three pages, in minion type, three columns to the page. Such appendages 
are indeed indispensable, and though inserted at great cost, we have never yet heard 
of an author who has expressed any signs of sorrow for having made a good Index to 
his book ; while, on the other hand, we know of many very sorry for those authors 
who have neglected to make them. Many a valuable book lays neglected because it 
cannot be conveniently consulted for the want of an Index, Formerly, when books 
were few, those few books could be read. It is far otherwise now. Our fathers could 
read as much in a given time as we can, but where there was one book formerly 
there are a thousand now. This shows what we have elsewhere and on other oc- 
casions said, namely, that every department of literature, susceptible of it^ must be 
reduced to Indexes, or, in other words, to Dictionaries, 

Massachusetts Register for the if ear 1854, embracing State and Counttf 
affairs^ and an abstract of Laws and Resolves, with a variety of useful 
information. Serial number, LXXXIll. Boston : Published by George 
ADA^rs, 91 Washmgtoa Street, Jan. 1854. Svo. pp* 326, and 5G of 

Wtih his usual punctuality, Mr, Adams lays before the public his valuable Annual, 
a work prepared wiih vast labor and great expense. Authors of truly valuable ana 
laborious works seldom get remunerated, but we hope it is not so in this case. Every 
cittnen in the Commonwealth would profit by this book, if they might be induced but 
slightly to examine it. The Business Directory must be of immense importance in 
facilitating the commercial affairs of those engaged in merchandise of any kmd. This, 
though necessarily limited^ contains a great number of names. It is very difficult to 
see howthe public could dispense with the information contained in this volume. 
There is one correction, whith, though of no great importance on some accounts, it 
Would be well to make. We aUude to an error which Mr, Adams himself would not 
mtke. It is tu his list of early Goveruors of the Colony, Salem was settled bv a 
small Colony of English in 1628, Over that Colony IhcmAn^^f^raor. In Mr. 




Notices of Publications* 


Adftmr^s list he has no Governor till 1629* The note to his Oovernor of 1529 h eo- 
lirely superfluoasj and was originally made to keep the acknowledged Jlfst Governor 
Of M&ssachasetis oac ofsighu 

The ChrUtian Standard of Honor. A Discourse delivered in the First 

Congregational Churchy Quincyy Mass,^ Jan 8th y 1854, on the Sunday 

following the death of the Hon. Thomas Greenkaf By William P, 

LuNT, Pastor of the Church, Private. Bostoo : 1854, 8vo , pp, 34. 

Like all Ihe prodaeiioos of Mr. Lunl, this is an able and pracuca] discourse^ and 
lipoQ a Iraly nobfe theme. In closiog his character ot Mr. Green leaf, the author ob' 
lefves. " it is a dmy which we owe !o ourselves, lo honor the memory oi those who 
hare been worthy and useful members of the social body, with whos^ welfare our 
own private tntere<»ts are united. A long life spent in the mid^t of a community, not 
so lar^e but ihat each member can know generally of ihe condition of all the other 
members, and whose acii\''e years were devoted to the service of ihat community, — 
such a life is one of its most precious treasures.^' 

Genealogical Record of tlie Hodges Family in New England^ con taming 
the names of over 1500 persons^ from 1633 to 1853, numbering eight 
generations. By Almon D. Hodges, Member of the New Eng. Hist 
Gen. Society, Boston, Boston : 1854, 8vo, pp. 71. 

Ii very seldom happens that there is more than one of a family interested in ^enea- 

k logical enquiries. In the Hodges family there have been two, who have committed 

the resaUs of their enquiries lo print. The first was .Mr. Rufus Hod|tje!» of Cincinnati, 

rOhio, and the other in the author of the work under notice. Mr.Rufus Hodges prmted 

his work in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1837. It was a small iSo^. tract of 22 pages, and he 

may be considered one of the pioneers in this department of kiiowledge in Ihe United 

UScate^t. Upon this work Mr. A, D. Hodsfes has greatly improved ; and yet it is sar- 

pnsjn? that one situated so far from original records as Mr. Rufus Hodges was, 

hould have succeeded so well as he did in collecting information. The present work 

lopens with a very interesting Introdyction^ respecting the settlement at Tnunion, 

^among the hrst settlers of which was William Hodges, the first New England ancestor 

pf a widely spread and highty respectable race. 

The New Hampshire Annual Regisi^y and United States Calendar for 
the year 1854. By G, Parker Lyon. No. XXXIII. Concord : 18mo. 
pp. 144. 

This, though a very dwarf by the side of our j\1assachu**etis Register, is, neverthe- 
less, one of the best manuals of the kind printed in the Uoitcd States. Mr, Lyon has 
ft liktng for this sort oi thing, and \uhere thai is ihe case in any work, the public is 
far more benefited by it than the author, so faras oar experience goes. Mr. Lyon has 
^done one ihing^ in his work which we would like to see imitated by all juiblisherj* of j 
State Registers ; and that is^ he has given a list of the *• Judges of the Superior Cnun^ 
Df Judicature, (1771,) and who continued to the Revolution, (1776,) and part of them 
Imppomted to continue under the temporary Government." This list has been prc- 
rpared with great labor. It has not only a list of the iud|res, but it shows also when 
they were appointed, when they resigned or died, and U likewise shows how aad 
when Courts were organized over which those Judges presided- 

I^Iass. Colojiial R«cords,— We understand that there have been printed, by the State, 
two volumes of these records, beginning with the eartiesi. A copy of the impressioaJ 
we have not had the satisfaction to see, though for about twenty years we have, inJ 
[Tarious ways, according to our feeble ability, been urgmg the necessity of a measure^ 
irhich, U seems, is at length commenced. Whether our hnmble efforts have had any 
endency to prepare the minds of the comtntinity for so important an undertakmg, let . 
be unprejudiced judse. As to the style and manner of iheir execution, we, of course 
lunot now speak. We doubt not the printers were furnished with a faithful transcrip 
' the original ; the transcriber and printeri doing their duty, nothing was left of 
Quch importance for others to do. 


Marriages and Deaths. 




Clark, Henry, Esq., son of Hon. Merritt 

C, at West Pouliney, Vl., to Miss Hen- 
rielia, dau. of Olcott Sherman, Esq., by 
Rev. Lewis Poller, 23 Nov., all of 

Otis, Mr. Horatio N., of New York city, at 
Newburgh, N. Y., to Miss Margaret B., 
dan. of Mr. Merriti Bradford, late of 
Newburgh, deceased, Dec. 27ih. 

Quint, Rev. Alonzo Hall, Qiastor of the 
Mather Church, Jamaica Plain) former- 
ly of Dover, N. H., at Boston, lo Miss 
Rebecca Page, dan. of Allen Putnam, 
Esq., of Salem, by Rev. E. N. Kirk, of 
Boston, 27 Dec. 


Abbot, Mrs.Anna, Beverly, 4 Jan. ae. 84} 
years ; widow of the late Mr. Dudley 

Adams. Mr. Zabdiel,E. Lexington, 18 Feb., 
ae. 71. 

Andrews, Mrs. Ednah, Groveland. 13 Feb., 
ae. 84 ; widow of the late Thomas An- 
drews, of Hudson, N. H. 

Armstrong, Gen. Robert, at Washington, 

D. C, Feb., ae. "about" fi5. He was 
born in East Tenn., settled early in 
Nashville, in that State ; P. M. there 
1829 to 1644 ; Consul at Liverpool in 
the Polk administration ; in the Florida 
war, 1813-15 ; wounded at the battle 
of Talladega ; Gen. in the Florida wa^ 
of 1830. To him Gen. Jackson be- 
queathed his war sword. 

Bates, Rev. Joshua, D. D., Dudley, 14 
Jan., ae. 77. He was born in Cohasset, 
1776, H. C. 1800, with the tirst honor*, 
of his class ; was 21 years President of 
Middlebury Col. ; Chaplain in Congress 
one session ; settled in Dudley as pastor 

Brown, Dorolhy,Whately, 14 Feb., Qe.92; 
wid. of Lt. John Brown. 

BoDisco, Alexander De, Washington, 23 
Jan., ae. about 70 years. For the l&si 
15 years he filled the post of Russian 
Envoy lo the U. S. He was by birth a 
Wallachian nobleman. 

Carter, Mr. John, Rutland, 5 Dec., ae. 

Clark, General Jonas, Middletown, Vt., 23 
Feb.. ae. 80 years. 

Clap, Mrs. Sarah W., Bath, Me., 31 Jan., 
ae. 78; wife of Hon.Eben Clap. 

Carlyle, Mrs. By the mails from Europe, 
about the end of January, the following 
interesting item is extracted : — 

*' Thomas Carltle's Mother. It is 
our painful duty to record the death of 
Mrs. Carlyle, the mother of the distin- 
guished author, which took place at 
Scotsbrig, near Ecclefechan, on Christ- 
mas day. Her two sons, one of whom 
is a doctor residing in London, and the 
author of various translations from the 
German, were present at the death-bed 
of their venerable and beloved parent. 
The doctor had waited upon his mother 
for a month with the most exemplary 
and patient love. Thomas Carlyle ar- 
rived from his residence in Chel.<iea a 
few days t>efore the last scene, and on 
the spot where he was born wiines.'icd 
the departure of a mother who had the 
satisfaction, many years before her 
death, of seeing her family rise to a 
proud and well merited distinction.'* — 
[Glasgow Commonwealth. 

Farrar, Mrs. Anna. Burlington, Vt., 22 
Feb., ae. 78 ; widow of the late Stephen 
F., of New Ipswich, N. H. 

Fernald, Miss Maria, Portsmouth, N. H., 
17 Feb., ae. 60. 

Flagg, Dr. Josiah F., Boston, 20 Dec. ; a 

well known Surgeon Dentist, 
of the church, 1843. Dr. Sprag'ue, of j Fletcher, Mr. Jonathan, Walpole, 2 Feb., 
Albany, preached a di.scourse on his' ae. luO yrs. 5 mos. and 4 da3's, sudden- 
death. The remains of Dr. Bates were ly, in his chair. His centennial birth 

taken to Middlebury for interment. 
Bejiedict, Mr. George H., Stockton, Cal 

Dec, ae. 25; son of Rev. David B. of I 

Pawtucket, R. I. 
Bond, Mr.^. Sarah, Clinton, Oneida Co... 

N. Y., 9 Dec, nearly 85; wife of the i Foot, Mr. Martin, Middlebury, Vt., 

late Dr. Solomon B., of Enfield, Ct., and ; Jan., ae. 92. 

mother of the Hon. Thomas Bond, of Frte, Mr. Timothy, Andover, Feb., ae. 91 ; 

Oswego, N. Y. ' a soldier of the Revolution. 

Bird, Dr. Robert Montgomery, Phila., Jan., I Greenleaf, Hon. Thomas, was l>orn in 

day was celebrated in Aug. last. He 
was in the battle of Bunker Hill, and 
fought under Stark at Bcnington. 
Fisher, Mr. Cyrus, Wreniham, 17 Feb., 
ae. 94 ; a soldier of the Revolution. 


ae. 50. He had been one of the editors of 
the North American since 1839 ; he was 
vcrv popular as a novel writer. The 
" Nick of the Woods," " Peter Pilgrim," 
Ace, were among his works. 

Boston. Mav 15, 1767, and died in Qnin- 
cy, Mass., Jan. 5, 1851, ae. 8t) yrs. and 
7 mos. His father, Dr. John Greenleaf, 
a respectable apothecary in Boston, was 
born in Newbury, Nov. 8, 1717, and was 

Marriages and Deaths. 


a direct descendant of Capl. Edmund 
Greenleaf^ ihe first of ihe name who 
came tu America^ and settled in New- 
bury, in 1637. 

In 1784, Thomaf! Greenleaf gnid, at 
HC. April 19, 17S7, he mar. the dau. 
of Ihe Hon. E^ekiel Price, for tnnn)^ 
years Clerk of the Court in Boston. He 
ieoves three children, one son aud two 


Mr. Greenleaf was one of those young 
and spirited Volunteers from Boston who 
mounted their horses in the midal of 
snow and winter in pursuit of Shays 
dnriog his rebellion ; but on arriving at 
Oroton they were told that their services 
were not needed, as the retwis were al- 
ready dispersed. 

He removed to Quincy early in the 
present century, and devoted most of 
Dta time to the service of this town and 
to that of the Stale. He was for twenty* 
fivie or more years annually chosen 
Moderator of the town meetings in his 
adopted town j for twelve or more years 

[«ho!teu lo represent the town in the Stale 
Legislature, and during Gov. Brooks' 
admin (titration was one of his counsel- 
lors. But above all honors he prided 

L btmself upon all occasions of acting the 

1 pwrfeci gentleman, and he died an up- 
right and virtuous man. E. w. 
GtrtuNsKV, Mrs. Lucy, widow of Chnncey 
O., Es<|., of Poultney, Vi., 23 Jan,, 
ae. 74, at the house of her son in 
law, Mr. Wm, Turner, of Mount Ver 
Hon, 0. 
Hareis, Mr. Joseph, Cranston, R. I., 17 
Dec. in his 84tb year. Mr. Harris was 
descended from William Harris, who 
was assLH^iated with Roger Williams, in 
the enrty government of this Stale, and 
ha!( always lived, we believe, upon ilie 
land once occupied by his ancestor. 
His whole life has been characterized by 
~j ipfeai simplicity, integrity, nnd iodeifen- 
dence — exhibiimg, ihroughoui his long 

' cjireer, many of those marked and rare' 
qualities which so eminently distinguish- 
ed the first settlers of this State, and 
which were %o generally iransmiued to 
their descendants who were tillers of 
ihe noil, His widow, w iih whom he has 
lived hnppily for more than sixty years, 
end eight children, (one of them ei* 
Gov. Eh%ha Hams) mourn a kmd bus- 
^band and lender father. They were all 

> 'perm 1 1 led to stand by his bedside a few 

1 Jay^ before his death, and lo receive the 
la«t benediction of one so loved— pre- 
senting the rare spectacle of a whole 
famdy re-gathered under the paternal 
Toof, and whose rank*? had remained on- 

l broken bv death for a space of time 

iKrhich had swept from ihe earth iwo en- 

"lire ^enenitiotis of mankind. 

H^ERiSt Mr Thomas. Hudson, N.H., Dec*, 
ae* S3; formerly of Boston. 

Hall, Mrs. Nancy, Worcester, 24 Dec, 
ae. 73 yrs. 4 mos, : wife of Mr. John 

Holmes^ Mrs. Hannah, Plymouihi 21 
Feb.^ ae. 87| yrs. j widow of Mr. Wm. 

HosMCR, Mrs, Rebecca, W. Anton, 19 Jan., 
ac. 76 \ wife of Mr. Nathan D. Hos- 

HowB, Mr, Joel, Spencer, Jan.. ae. 93 ; a 
soldier of the Revolution, and a pension* 
er. He leaves a widow and ten child- 
ren. His death (which was the conse- 
quence of a fall) was the tirst in his 
family for 63 years ! 

Job p; SON, Mr. Windsor, Porier» Niag. Co., 
N. y., Jan.j ae. 93; a soldier of the 
Revolution . 

EiNo, Blrs. Phebe, Upton, 23 Dec., ae. 97; 
wid, of Mr. John King, late of Mendon* 
She leaves children of the filth genera* 

Leffinoweli,, Mr. Joseph, Lee, 16 Feb.. 
ac. 73. 

Merrill^ Mr. Daniel, Boston, 3 Feb., ae. 
65; keeper of the Court House for 38 
years. A faithful steward. 

Metcalf, Dr. Paul E.^ Wrenlharo, 28 
Nov., ae. 78. 

MooBE, Abraham, Esq,, Boston, 30 Jan., 
ae. 5y ] a well known Councillor at Law. 

MooLTON, Francis E., Esq.^ Newton Cor- 
ner, 12 Jan. ae, 49. 

MuwRGK, Mr. Edmund, Boston, 9 Feb., ae. 
78; of the late well known bouse of 
Munroe & Fiancis^ Printers Ac Booksel- 

Nasb, Oliver, E^-q., Peru, 16 Bee, ae. 60 j 
son of ibe laie Rev. Jona. Nash. 

NoRRis, Rev. Thomas F., Somerville, 21 
Dec, ae. 61; extensively known as the 
Editor and Proprietor of the OIiTe 

0*Neil, Mrs. Honora, Bradford, N. H,, 30 
Jan., ae. 105 yrs. 10 mos. She emigrra- 
led from Cork, Ireland, to Amenca, 
when about 98 ; she outlived two hus» 
bands^ was a firm Catholic, counting her 
beads to the Inst. 

OriE, Mrs- Amelia, Norwich, (England,) 
lately » (paper of Dec. last,) in the 85ih 
year of her age ; a well known author* 
ess, whose numerous writings ore de* 
servedly in high repute. She wa-i the 
widow of Mr. John Opie, a historical 
painter of much distinction. 

Osgood, Mrs. Sarah, N. Andover, 13 Jan., 
in her 84th year; widow of the Uie 
Timothy Osgood. 

pAr.M£a, Mrs. Judith. Aodover, (Ballard 
Vale,) 24 Feb., ae. 70. 

Parker^ Hon. John Arery, New Bedford, 
30 Dec, ac 84 yrs. 3 mos. ; an exicn- 
sive merchant oC\Vv«i.v ^\w:»* 



Marriages and Deaths. 


FARTRiDas, Capt. Alden, Norwich, Vt., 17 
Jan., ae. about 70. He was one of the 
officers earliest attached to the Military 
Academy at West Point, and for mon^ 
years was a superintendent of that insti- 
tution. He was one of the Boundary 
Commission to establish the line between 
the U. S. and Canada. In the army he 
held a Captain's commission, which he 
resigned in 1817, and soon after set up 
a military school at his native place, 
(Norwich,) since so extensively known 
throughout the Republic. He had es- 
tablished a militaiy school at Bristol, 
Pa., which he intended to open this 
spring. This he called " The National 
Military Academy." His school at Nor- 
wich was so far north, that Southerners 
were prejudiced against it, which chietly 
induced him (as he told the writer) to 
take up a location between the extremes 
of the country. 

Captain Partridge possessed a mind of 
no ordinary stamp, and few men have 
left a wider circle of friends to mourn 
their loss. At one period he lectured 
extensively in our large cities upon mil- 
itary affairs, and always with a clear- 
ness and comprehensiveness which com- 
manded the strictest attention. To the 
manners of a perfect gentleman were 
united the air and divinity of the ac- 
complished soldier. He has left a wid. 
and two children. 

Fbabopy, Mrs. Elizabeth, Salem, 28 Feb., 
ae. 87 ; wid. of the late Joseph P. 

Feelb, Mrs. Sarah, Salem, 20 Jan., ae. 83 
yrs. 3 mo3. 16 days j widow of the late 
Mr. Robert Peele., Hon. Thomas Handasyd, Boston. 
11 Jan.,inhis90lhyr.; one of the mostdi.s- 
tinguished merchants of Boston for half 
a century. He has, by his generous and 
liberal bequest, conferred inestimable 
blessings upon the Society which he ha.<« 
vastly elevated by an example worthy 
of imitation by all those whom wealth 
may hereafter place in a similar posi 
tion. It is hoped that tee shall soon be 
able to auomnany the Res^ister frith a Por- 
trait and Memoir of Mr. Perkins, and 
therefore defer any farther notice at this 

Putnam, Mrs. Eunice, N. Danvers, 24 
Dec., ae. 96 yrs. 5 mos. ; wid. of the late 
Peter Putnam. 

Riddle, Mrs. Isabella, Co. of Carmont, 0., 
18 Feb., ae. 104 ; her maiden name was 
Caldwell; ''she was born in 1750, and 
was one of the pioneer matrons of the 
West. Her first husband, Nathaniel 
Templeton, was killed in the Indian 
wars, in Col. Crawford's fatal expedi- 
tion, and several 'years of her widowhood 
were passed with her children on an 
exposed frontier, where she was often 

compelled to seek in the block hoose a 
protection from the prowling savage."— 
[Newspaper of 23 Feb., 1854. 

CanU some of our western frimdM tell mm 
wnERE this *< Matron of the West" wu 
born ? Her parentage, ^. t 

Ros.^iTBR, Mr. Samuel, G. Barrington, 21 
Jan., ae. 85. 

RooD,Mrs. Lucretia.Canaan. Litchfield Co., 
Cun.,Dec 5, 1853, in her 95th year, after 
an illness of five days ; relict of David 
Rood. She was born in Middletown, Ct., 
13 Dec, 1758. Her parents, Samuel 
and Lucretia Slowe, with their children, 
removed to Canaan, in 1768. She per- 
formed the journey, forty miles, on 
horse back. She had ten children : six 
sons and four daughters, who were 
brought up under the best nurture and 
admonition. Blessed with the ^ght of 
four generations of her descendants, she 
left the world as the good may be ex- 
pected to leave it — hoping for a better. 
Christian-like, she was perfectly resign- 
ed at the approach of death ; for her it 
had no terrors. Her faculties were in a 
good degree retamed until the last. 
Her habits of industry and activity 
were remarkable. She always helped 
herself, even in her old age, when 
younger ones were readj to run at her 
bidding; a kind of self-reliance which 
imparted energy to our forefathers, a 
lack of which may efiTeminatc their nons. 
With few exceptions she always made 
her own bed until the time of her last 
illness ; and she habitually sat at meals 
with the family. Her hands were never 
idle. Patient, she was never heard to 
complain ; cheerful, no cloud settled 
upon her face ; sedate without auster* 
ity ; mild with firmness — in short, a 
most striking example of a matron of 
the olden time. f. b. p. 

Shipman, Mr. Nnihaniel L., Norwich, 14 
July, 1853. ae. 89 ; son of Dea. Nathan- 
el and Elizabeth rLeffingwell) Ship- 
man, of the same place, and was b. 17 
May, 1764, being one of six children. 
On the maternal side he descended from 
Lieut. Thomas Leffin?wei1, a native of 
Croxhall, [Coggeshall ?] Eng., and one 
of the earliest planters of Saybrook. 
It was this Lieut. Leffingwell who, in 
the spring of 1646. with a few associates 
rendered such timely aid to Uncas, when 
besieged by the Naragansetts, and re- 
duced to the last extremity by famine. 
He had the address, though at great haz- 
ard, to enter Pequot river in the night, 
with a boat laden with provi.<ions from 
Saybrook, and to deposit them in the 
fort on Shantok Point, undiscovered by 
the enemy. He died about the year 
1710. Judge Shipman was the sixth in 
descent, and possessed at his decease 

famages and Deaths. 

the same silrcr-heailcd cane ihat his 
renfralcd ^lncc^lor brought wiih him 
from his native place, in 1^37, bearing 
lU* tnitiab, T, L* He was held in high 
Criffm by his loxvnsmen, fur beside hav- 
ing been for many yrars a judge of the 
Cc««h of Coinraou Pleas, and also of ihe 
Probate Courtj he was, since 1802, n 
Iv'^pre-f^ntative in the Siaie Legislature 

Bu n.. Esq., Rochester, N* Y», 23 

Dec , J*c 71 ; his father was the late 
Reuben Sikes, of Worcesier. 

SricKjiiv, Mrs Elizabeth, Newbury, 7 
Feb., in her 87th year; wid. of the late 
Wm. Snckney. 

TavfLt, Mr. Aaron, Colerainc, 11 Feb., 
ae, 93. 

TtaaY, Mr. Ehencxer, Guilford, N. Y., 6 
Jan , ae, 100 yrs. 4 mvs. ; a native of 
Enlield, Ct. ; a revoluiionary pensioner 

TuAiTCR, Mr J, W,, Watertown, I Mar.» 
ae. 3*4 ; IL C. 1838 \ eldest son of Hon. 
Levi Thaster* 

To^TRo, Mr Judah, New Orleans, 17 Jan., 
ae. — ; a merchant of great wealth. 
He was born in Newport, R. I,, and re- 
* ed for a time in Boston. His father 
>fts the Rev. Isaac Touro, who came to 
ewf)ort from Lisbon, and died in Ja- 
«i;jtra, 8 Dec. 1786, ae. 46, His wrfe 
d. tn Boston, 23 Sept. of the following 
year^ae. 41. Judah left Boston In 1803, 
ftnd established btmself in New Ortenns 
a merchant, out of which city he 
rcely ever after went, except lo de- 
Tend it, under Gen. Jaclfson, in 1816, 
when he was wounded, from the effects 
f which wound he never entirely re- 
ared. He 6^ve 10,000 dollars to 
Tds the Bunker Hill Monument. 
iw,iE, Capt. Je^se, Saco, Me., 26 Dec, 
ae. 76. 

Wai.tek, Mrs. Ann* Boston, 12 Dec., ae. 
80; wid. of the late Lynde W. 

WtTEaMAjf, Silas, Esq., Lebanon, N. fl„ 
11 Dec, fte. 79 ; a descendant of Marsh- 

fieldy Ms., and the youngest ron of Silns 
W, who came from Norwich, Ci., to 
Lebanon, N. H., in 17f>5, mnong the 
first settlers of thai town. He was b. 
m L. 1774, grod. D, a 1792, studied 
law and settled in Cambridge, Vt , then 
in St. Albans ; but finally (Ifeli*) he re- 
turned to Lebanon, and died in the same 
house in which he was bom. He 
served in the war of 1812, and was 
wounded. t.w. 

Wellesley, Marchioness of, Hampton 
Court Fnlace, Eng., 17 Dec, She was 
dou. of the late Richnrd Cnton. of Mary- 
land, and gr. dau. of ChorJes Carroll, of 
CarrolUon, a signer of the Declnration 
of Independence, Lady W'» finri hus- 
band was Robert Pattison, of Baltimore* 
In 1825 she married Lord Wellesley, 
eldest brother of the Duke of Welling- 
ton. Her &i.ster^in-taw mar. Jerome 
Bonaparte, and a son of hers, now re- 
siding in Baltimore, is cousin to the pre- 
sent Emperor of France. 

WeItUHgtom, Mr. Benjamin Oliver, Lex- 
ington, Ms., 10 Nov,, ae. 75. He was 
born 23 Aug. 1778; was son of Mr. 
Benj. W. of the same town, and lived 
and died on the farm which has been 
occupied by the family for above 150 
years. Mr. W. is the first that begnn 
to supply Boston with milk daily. He 
leaves a large family of sons and daugh- 

WELLtifOTON, Miss Lucy, Boston, 6 Nor., 
ae. 63; dau. of Mr. Jona, W., late of 
Boston, but a native of Walertown. 

WiLLARU, I^irs. Mary, Roxbury, 13 Feb.j 
ae, 82 ; formerly of Salem. 

WuifPLg, Mrs. Harriet, Salem, 13 Jan., 
fte, 60; wife of Col, Henry Whipple, 
the well known bookseller of that cjiy. 

Wbittemom, Mr, Michael, W, Roxbury ^ 
16 Feb., ae. 97. 

York, Mrs. Abigail, Newbury port, 6 
Jan., 97 yrs. 5 mos, *, formerly of Port- 

liNTLXMfit elected members of the Society since the issue of the Jan. No. of the 
gister : Rev, Alonzo B. Chapin, D. D., S. Glattonbury^ Ct. } Charles Atwood, 

David A. Boynton. Oliver Carter, S. C. Simmons, Daniel N, Haskell, W. H. 

Whitmore, Otis Tufts, B&sttm; John Read, Ipmrich, England^ Corresponding; Henry 

While, NHavem, Ct., Corr. ; Joshua Bates, Russell Slurgis, Londoti^ both Honorary; 

Lyman C. Draper, Madison, Ww,, Corr. ; Thomas S. Pearson, FeacAam, Fl., Corr. ; 

John W. Warren, Bmton; Jonathan Tenney, Lawrencef all Resident, not oiherwiM 

«i pressed. 

Do»4Tto?f$ to the Library of the Genealogical Society have been received from the 
following gentlemen :— W. H. Sumner; J. S. Loring; Geo. Adams- W. B. Trask ; 
B H. DiroQ} City o( Cambridge ; T.Ward; R. C. Winthrop ; H.W. Cushmanj 
E. Woodward ; Jona, Pearson j H. C.Clark; T, S. Pearson ; N, Wyman, Jr. ; Amer. 
Historical Society ; C, B. Norton ; W. S, Paiiee; F. S, Pease; S. A. Douglass ; E. 
Everett, B. P- Rtchardson. 

^Non, — omitted on p, 181. John Siroag did not remove directly from Dorchester 
Tiodsor, He resided at HlDgham as early as 1635. In 1638 he removed to Taon- 
I lliAnce Co Winder. 

200 Payments for the Register^ tfc. [April, 1854. 

Faymenta for the Register for 1854 have been received from — 

Alton, lU.—V/. Hayden. Adnan, Mich.^S. F. Spaffoni. Albany^'Z. E. Kend- 

Boston— 1, W. Thornton, A. Simonds, Eliz. Child, J. W. Warren, C. Atwood, John 
Dean for 5 copies, A. U. Quint, F. M. Barilett, J. Palmer, N. Emerson, T. Waterman, 
J. S. Loring, H. Gasseit, J. R. Kimball, N. Appleion, G. Bates. H. N. Perkins, 0. 
Tufts, E. Palmer, S.Walker, E. Nuie, J. Child. Belchtrtorrn—U. Doolitlle. Beverly— 
J. I. Baker. Baltimore— W . E. Mayhew. Brighton— F. A. Whitney. Buffalo— 
Young Men's Association. ^cr/iar«/j/<;7rn— H. W.Cushman. Boxboro* — J. D. Farns- 

Cambridge— F,. Tuckerman, L. R. Pai:;e, N. Cotton, J. L. Sibley. Canton— F.. 
Ames. CA/ir/e5/own— C. A. Ranlelt. Chicago, III. — J. Wenlworth. Columbus, O. — 
E. flafward. 

Dorchester— Vf , B. Trask, R. Vose. Duzbury—J. F. Wadsworih. Danrers—S. P. 
Fowler. Dedham—E. Wilkinson, A. Lamson. E. Windsor, Ct.—S. Barilett. Exe- 
ter, N. H.—L. W. Leonard. E. Rockport, O.— A. W. Brown. 

Framingham—J . H. Temple. Farmington. Me. — W. Williams. 

Georgetown — S. Nelson. Gloucester — J. Babson. Groton — J. Green, C. Butler. 
Groveland—k. Poor. O. Barrington — I. Sumner. 

Ilenniker, N. if.— N. Sanborn. Hillsboro, N. //.— L. W. Kimball. 

Jamaica Plains— C. P. Curtis. 

Little Compton, R. /.— 0. Wilbor. Ijouisville, Ky.—J. C. Hilton. 

Medford-^-H. Wiihington, A. T. Wild. Min. Point, JVis.—C. Woodman. 

New Gloucester, Me.—S. Foxcroft. Nashua, N. H — B. B. Whittemore. N. Lon- 
don, Ct.—R. Hallum. N. Danvers—J. F. Perry. Newport, R. /.—Miss Gibbs, Red- 
wood Library. Newton — W. Jackson. Northampton— E, Barnard, H. Bright. iW- 
wich, Ct.—\V. Williams. 

Feacham, Vt.—T. S. Pearson. Portland, Me.—H, K. Hinkley. Providence, R. L 
— S. Wolcott. PhUadelphia—H. Bond. Portsmouth, N. H.—J. Wendell, A. R. H. 
Fernald, C. Burroughs, J. Dearborn. 

Quiney—3, Marsh, W. S. Pattee, G. Woodward. 

Roxbury—J. Ritchie, I. Parker. W. S. Leland. Rehoboth—B. Peck. S. Reading— 
L. Eaton. Stockbridge—J). D. Field. • 

'i>oy,iV.F.— A.J. Skilton. 

lV6burn—lf. Wyman, A. Richardson. W. Poultney, Vt.—R. Clark. Woodbury. 

Ct,—?. M. Trowbridge. W, Brattleboro*, Vt S. Clark. West/eld— E, Davis. 

Worcester— E. Washburn, P. CrandaU. W. Point, N. F.— J. W. Bailey. 

Zanesvillt, 0. — Atheneeum. 

Walcott.— Information about pcrtoni of this name who came early to N. England it de- 
sired by Mr. Edward Walcott, of Providence, R. 1. 

KiLBOUEir. — 'The Kilboum Iliilorical and Genealo|rica1 Society" held a meeting at Great 
Barrington, on the 7ih of 8epteml)er lasu The gathering was large, and much intere&t was 
manifested. An accorait of the " Proceedings" was published. 

Watbrtowit Gkrealooical HiSTOET. — It has been lonjg known that Dr. Henry Bond, 
of Philadelphia, was engaged upon this work. We understand that above 600 pages, octavo, 
are already printed, and that the work will probably be published the present season. 

Old Colort Historical Society. — ^This may not be inappropriately considered 7%e 
Pilgrim ARTiquARiAir Society, and it ought to enlist all the descendants of the Pilgrims in 
gathering up wjiatevcr may tend to elucidate their history and genealogy. We hope ine foun- 
ders of this Society will set an example of industry in the work, which ineir successors will be 
proud of, and which, not to imitate, will be a reproach. Wc personally know many of the gen- 
tlemen, whose names are a sure guaranty that tonuthing will be done. 

H. G. SoMERBT, Esq., has returned to England, and will continue to devote his time to ge- 
nealogical and historical investigations. Communications may be addressed to him at Morley's 
Uote^ Trafalgar Square, London. Care of Mr. Henry Stevens. 

The State Historical Society of Wisconsin has been formed under a Charter, dated 
March, 185A. It is located in Madison, Wis. Its officers are Gen. W. R. Smith, Prendent; 
Lyman C. Draper, Cor. Secy.; Rev. Charles Lord, Rec. Secy.; Dr. J. W. Hunt, Librarian; 
Prof. O. M. Conover, Treasurer; Ex. Gov. L. J. Farwell, Hon. A Wright, Hon. Simeon Mills, 
Beriab Brown, S. H. Carpenter, Executive Committee. 

Errata^VoI. vii. p. 303. for Somerhy, r. Soweriiy. P. 3tt, M IT, /. 6, r. 1737. P. 313, 
/. 1, r. Moice. Vol. viii, p. 99, /or Capt James, r. Capt. James WilkiaioD Kingtbary. 




JULY, 1854, 



[Communiejiied by EicniRtAH Eddy, Esqcirk, of MidtlleboroogbJ 

Capt. Joshua Eddt, of the Army of the Revolution, was 
descendant of Rev, Willfam Eddy, a non-confomiing minister 
of Cranbrook, county of Kent, England, The tradition is that 
he had four sonn, Samuel, Wjj^iam, John, and Benjamin, who 
emigrated to America, We liave no certahi record of any of 
them hiuSaumel and John. These two sailed- from Boxted, 
(England,) August lO, 1630^ and arrived at Plymouth, in No- 
vember following, having been twelve weeks at sea. Governor 
Winthrop says, **they had sixty passengers, and lost but one,'* 
and one of the VV 11 hiiri that " he had many letters in the* 

ship tor me.'- — \\ , 'J. 

John sojourned over a year in Plymouth, and then concludod 
to settle in MasHachnset ts. In F<*bruary, 1631^ he and tliree 
others <%.eei\'ed a letter from Governor Bradford and his assistants, 
(Standish, Alden, Puller, and Prince,) to ^* Governor Wintlirop 
and his worshipful council/' informing them of their de.sjre to 
*Mwell and inhabit? in their jurisdiction, ixnd of their *' readiness 
to give them dism- -- * - '• '^-^ **- ...k j.. ir^gj. ^u^j fac-similes 
of their haild wi r, ii. 240-^244. He 

** dwelt and resided' in Newton, was a freeman in 1633, and had 
numerous descendants, some of whom have always lived in that 
tow n* He wrote his name at one time, Eddie, at another time, 
Eddye ; his descendants always wrote their name Eddy. 

iSamuel seems always to have spelt his name Eddy^ although 
other pt'ople seem to have spelt the name and also his brotlicr's 
name m a great variety of ways, as Ede, Edy, Eady, Eadey, 
Edie, but more generally Eddy. Probably Ecdy, as some spelt 
it, was in accordance with the pronunciation of the name at that 

Samuel was the ancestor of the subject of this sketch, and he 
Btllcd at Plymouth with the Pilgrims, the last company of whom. 
arrived the same year, (1630,) He pvucV\a5^tv.Axo\x^ '^vA Vaxv^ 


202 Capt Joshua Eddy. [July, 

of Experience Mitchell, (then spelt Midgehill,) May 9, 1631 ; his 
name is on the list of freemen in 1633, the whole list containing 
but 90 names. In 1638, " 4 shares in the black heifer" were as- 
signed to him. He was taxed there from 1632, till his death. 
In 1636, 1641, and 1659, the town granted him lands; and in 
1662, he became one of the *'26 men," who purchased of the 
Sachem Wampatuck, the greatest part of the lands constituting 
the present town of Middleborough, and the title was confirmed 
to them in 1669, by the governor and assistants. His servant, 
Thomas Brian, in 1633, "was brought before the governor and 
assistants, for running away, (brought back by an Indian.) and 
whipped before the governor." Col, Itec. In 1643, he is en- 
rolled " among those who bore arms." He died in 1688, aged 
87 years, having resided with several of his sons, the latter part 
of his life, at Middleborough, Swanzey, &c. ; but in a deed made 
near the time of his death, he speaks of his residence as being 
"of Plymouth." 

The name of his wife was Elizabeth. We find these entries 
in the records : '• 1651. Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Eddy, ar- 
raigned for wringing and hangii^ out her clothes on Lord's day : 
fine 205. but remitted." " 1660. Elizabeth Eddy summoned for 
travelling from Plymouth to Boston on Lord's day. She an- 
swered that Mrs. Saffin was very weak, and sent for her, with an 
earnest desire to see her in her weakness. The court thought 
they saw not a sufficient excuse, and saw cause to admonish 
her, and so she was discharged." She died in 1682, aged 81. 

In 1647, their son Zechariah, and in 1652, their son Caleb, 
were apprenticed to John Brown of Rehoboth, a ship-builder, 
and one of the assistants, and also one of the commissioners of 
the colony. They had two other sons, John and ObadiA. The 
indentures of apprenticeship of three of them are on record. 

Skcond Generation. John, the son of Samuel, lived in 
Taunton, was a large landliolder there, and had a numerous pos- 
terity. Rev. Dr. Eddy of Newark, and Rev. Chauucy Eddy of 
Lancsborough, arc of this branch. 

Zechariah settled in Swanzey, and is the ancestor of Judge 
Eddy of Providence, and of very numerous families there of that 

Caleb was a deacon of the church in Swanzey, and lived there 
to a great age ; he had two sons, Caleb and Samuel. Samuel is 
the ancestor of many families in that region. Caleb settled in 
Boston, and is ancestor of Caleb Eddy, Esq., now living in 

Ohadiah settled in Middleborough, and inherited tlie patrimo- 
nial lands in that town. There were with him in that town, 
twenty families in the time of '* Philip's war," all of whom had 
their houses burnt, and lied to Plymouth; they returned and 
rebuilt after the war. He died in 1722 or not long after, aged 


CapL Joshua Eddy. 



between 70 and 80 years. The writer knew a centenarian 60 
years ago, who remembered him, and described his person, fam- 
ily, and place of residence. He resided in that town until his 
death. His children were John, Samuel, Jabez, Benjamin. Eliz- 
abeth, Mary, Mercy. His wife's name was Bennett. 

Third Generation. John, son of Obadiahj lived in Taun- 
ton ; Jabez and Benjamin, in Middleborough ; Mercy married 
Samuel Sampson; Mary, Dr. Isaac Fuller; Elizabeth, David 

These sons all had numerous families, but generally were emi- 
grants to other States, as New York, New Jersey, and Vermont. 

Samuel^ the grandfatlier of Capt. Joshua, inherited a large por- 
tion of the Middleboroogh^ lands, and resided on them during his 
life. He was of a large, muscnlali frame, very strong and vigor- 
ous, lived to the age of seventy-seven, and died in 1752. His 
wife's name was Melatiah Pratt, a descendant of the Pilgrim 
Phinehas Pratt, and lived to the age of ninety-two years. Their 
children were Samuel, Zechariahj Bennett, Fear, and Mahiah. 

PorRTH Generation. Samuel, son of Samuel, married Lydia 
Alden, sister of John Alden, the centenarian, and descendant of 
the Pilgrim of that name. He was distinguished for sound sense 
and discretion, and steady, well regulated piety. He died young, 
leaving two sons, Samuel and Nathan, who are progenitors of nu- 
merous families in New York and the Western States, many of 
whom are ministers of the gospel. His widow lived to the age 
of ninety-three years. 

Zechariah inherited a large share of the Middleborough lands, 

^pd lived on them till his death in 1777. aged 66. He married 

^erey Morton, a descendant of the Pilgrim George Morton. 

They had twelve children, John, Mary, Ebenezer, Hannah, 

Nathaniel, Mercy, Joshua, Zechariah, Seth, Thomas, Lucy, 


Fifth Generatioj^. John was in the French war, and died 
at Crown Point, at the age of 24, He had married Hannah Pom- 
roy, and left a daughter, who married a Washburn, and was 
mother of the missionary of that name, 

Seth, Thomas, and Samuel, all had numerous families, and 
were in the army of the Revolution, with their brother. Thomas 
and Samuel settled in Vermont^ and mimerous families of their 
descendants reside in that State and the State of New York, 
Seth lived in Middleborough, and had also a numerous family, 

Joshua, son of Zechariah, and subject Qf this notice, was a 
vigorous agricultural laborer on the estate, turning his hand to 
divers mechanical operations which were called for by the low 
slate of the arts one hundred years ago. When the difficulties 
with the mother country commenced, his father and numerous 
family became earnest whigs, resisting the m&ient^ ol\x>&Tsa\^- 

201 CapL Joshua Eddy. [Jaly, 

bor. Judge Oliver, who repeatedly dissuaded him, and who said, 
among other things, ^* Great Britain has the power ^ if not the 
rii:ht. to tax America and compel the payment, and to subdue us 
to hor will, and if you continue a whig, you will see your chil- 
dren hung ujKin the trees of your field, like young lambs in the 
spring." The answer was " bond fide, we will not submit." On 
the lirst news from liCxington, their patriotism was put to the 
tesi. "The youth, the flower of the country, rushed to the field 
and s:\w the eye of the immortal Washington lighten along their 
ombanlod ranks." It was said by Capt. Eddy, that it was 
thouiihi there were thiriy thousand assembled when Washington 
arrived : he was then but an ensign ; the year following he was 
pronioteil to a lieutenancy. Early in 1777, orders came to enlist 
men lo join the "Northern Ar»y," to'resist the forces of Gen. 
Bnrsioyue. desiineil for the hivasion of New York from Canada. 
He received a commission from the Continental Congress, to 
enlist and command a com]vuiy for that campaign, and speedily 
enlisted eighty men in Middleborough and two or three neigh- 
boriuir towns, who were forthwith on their march. 

His eomiKuiy was among the earliest of the New England 
troo}\< which :irrived on ilie banks of the Hudson. He was in 
the J;siJstrous n*treat from Ticonderoga, in which his company 
sutren\i much ; and afier the battle of Saratoga one half of them 
werx» found lo have been killed in battle, or had otherwise suf- 
ten\l death. He used to give a very graphic account of that 
battle and of the events preceding and succeeding it, and especially 
of t!u» hiirh spinis of the soldiers on the capture of the British 
troops, tlie surixMider of Gen. Burgoync. The Northern Army 
nvei\Oil nuirelung orders to join Gen. Washington in New Jer- 
si»\\ wh'.olu after reeruitlni: his conijKiny, he obeyed. His father 
died Poooiuber sixth, oi that year, and Captain Eddy received a 
ftulouiih tor the winter. About this time he married Lydia Pad- 
dock, dauirhter of Zechariah Paddock of Middleborough, a de- 
si'ondant o( ilie Pilgrim Robert Paddock, and on the mother's 
side, ol' I'Uder Kaunce and Governor Bradford. He recruited his 
company and returned to the army while the British troops were 
in Pliiladelphia. He was in the battle at Monmouth, and said he 
s:\\v Gon. Washington when he met Gen. Lee on his retreat, and 
heard him say, •* iuMi. Ijce, if you had obeyed my orders, the 
wliolc British army would ^ow have been prisoners of war;" and 
Iu»anl Gen. Lee s:iy, *• General, your men will not stand the fire 
of Hriiish trooj^s.*' Several of his brothers were in his company 
at this battle, and sullprcd greatly by the severe heat of the day. 

lie continued in the army until November, when, finding there 
was to be a new arrangement of the army, he applied to Gen. 
Washington to be deranged, when the new arrangement should 
be miule, giving lor reason the death of his father, and the fam- 
i]y vi\rv» which had devolved upon him. Gen. Washington 


Capt Joshna Eddj/, 


ordered him an indefinite fiirloug^h, and it was given hitn by Ad- 
j^tont Geneml Scammel, who also told him, if he should not be 
flcranged,* he must return* He became a **deranged/' officer ac- 
cording to his request. 

On his return he settled the family estates^ built htm a liouse, 
and engaged in a diversity of business^ agricuhuruK mercantile, 
and manufacturing. He dealt in every variety of country iirop- 
erty ; and the care of it called him to every part of tlie Old Col- 
ony. But his vigor and energy met every call. This kind of 
employment engaged his attention^ more or less, till about 1810, 
when he committed the care of everything to his sons, except his 
18, which he continued to oversee till his death. He had a 
lily of ten chddreUj well nurtured and bred by the best of 
mothers, he himself providirjg for that part of their education 
which did not belong to her province. His sons are business 
men, well known in the Old Colony^ now well advanced in life. 
He died May Ij 1833, at the nge of eighty-fire within four days.f 
He was of a firm, well-knit physical constitutiouy of about six 
Bet stature y usually enjoyed good health, and was never knowu 
be depressed in spirits.J It may well be inferred that he was 

iterprising and persevering in every kind of labor and calling 
'which he undertook. His descent on the part of the mother is 
_from Governor Bradford and George Morton and other Pilgrims 

'the *^May Flower/^ and he truly inherited the Pilgrim blood 

ad the Pilgrim spirit. Tlie religious and ecclesiastical codes of 
lohn Robinson were household words with him ; he was true to 
lis principles, and his code of morals was severe. His reverence 
for the Bible was great, and he would tolerate no deviation from 
its teachings; but all such deviations were sure to receive his re- 
buke. He was decisive and dowmight in his judgments and 
opinions; he did not spare the Sabbatli breaker, the ii'ieligious or 
profane, wherever he met them, at home or abroad. And yet he 
had a large heart and an ingenuous mind, whicli was always 
open to attend to, consider, and receive any new truth, fairly 
propounded and candidly discussedj being '* the world-%ride** 
from bigotry of every kind, and cant and sectarianism of every 
son ; no exdusionist : the friend of the Bible was his friend and^ 
his fellow at the Lord's table. 

He was a warm friend of the Constitution and of the adminis- 
tration of Washington^ as were the luimerous officers and soldiers 
who resorted to his hospitable house. The writer has been with 
them, and heard them '' fight their battles over again," with 
nftich gratification and honest pride. 

• Left out in the new arrangement, 
f Their names: Joshua* Zechariah, Ebenexer, Nathaniel, Lydia, William, Janei 
tonon, (died in infancy^ Morton^ John Milton. 

I His manufactory was twke burnt, and at another time hia dwcllin^-bouie j yet 
he "bttieJ nui a lui of licart or hope,*' 

206 Siate Paper Office. [Jul7f 

He was some forty- years a member of the First Church in 
Middleborough, and about thirty years one of the deacons of th|t 
church. He was a fast friend of the gospel ministry, whether of 
his own, or other order ; the Baptist and the Quaker were wel- 
come to hold a meeting at his house ; and the missionary or his 
agent, the poor and the suffermg, always found the hand of char- 
ity open as the doors of his own hospitable mansion. 


Board of Trade. No. 1. 

[Communicated by H. G. Soxerbt, Esq.] 

May 16, 1679. John Brown for Boston, ketch Prudence, Mark Hunk* 

May 29, 1679. Thos. Bond for Boston, in ketch Elizabeth, John 

June 22, 1679. Thos. Bread for Boston, ship Providence, Timothy 

15 Aug. 1679. John Bodingham for N. E., ship Friendship, Wm. 

Geo. Blunt, for N. Y., 2 Oct. 1679, ship Lixboa, — merchant, — Roger 

Walter Butler for N. Y., Oct. 20, 1679, ketch John and Sarah, Jas. 

John Cragg, for N. E., ketch Friendship, Jany. 31, 1678, Joseph 

Norton Claypoole for N. Y., Feb. 22, 1678, ship Bachelor's Delight, 
Rob. Greenway. 

Thos. Cooper for N. Y., March 6, 1678, in the pink Blessing, John 

Ambrose Collyer, March 11, 1678, for Boston, ship Society, Wm. 

Samuel Colwell for N. E., March 21, 1678, ketch Wm. & Susan, Ralph 

Mordccai Camperwell for N. E., April 1, 1679, ketch Swallow, Joseph 

Wm. Crossing, in ship Blessing, for Boston, April 1, 1679, Samuel 

Edward Cornish, a servant, belonging to John Harris, in the ship Wm. 
& John for Boston, May 28, 1679, Samuel Legg. 

Francis Cox for N. £., Aug. 25, 1679, m ship John & James, Giles 

Alexander Collins for N. E., Sept. 15, 1679, ship Hope, John Price. ^ 

Andrew Doleberry for B., March 10, 1678, ship Society, Wm. 

Francis Dickenson for Boston, in ship Blessing, 1 April, 1679, Samuel 

Jane Davis, servt. of Rich. Townsend, for Boston, April 28, 1679, Wm. 

Concerning a Branch of the Weld Family^ 


ohti Duboyes for B., 24 May, 1679, ship Supply, John Meflowes. 
^ohij Davies of Christ Church, for N* Y,, June 11, 1679, ketch Joseph, 

fm. Elson for N, Y., 20 March, 1678, ketch Beginning, Wni, Play, 
larch 11, 1678. Henry Arm itage, in the ship Society, for Bostoo, 
a. Guard, commander* 

lay 1, 16T9. Agnes Abraham for Boston, in ketch Francis & Susan, 
1. KneM, commander. 

May, 1679, Eleazcr Allen for Boston, ship Prudence &l Mary, 
&b Green, commander. 

7m* Alherton for Boston, Oct* 4, 1679, ship Nathaniel, Wm. Clark. 
Feb. 13, 1678. Andrew Bowdler for N. Y., ship James, Will. Sweet* 

|Q March, 1678. James Barton for N, E., in the Wm. &. Susao, Ralph 

March, 1678. Joseph Banks, in the ketch Wm. & Susan, Kalph 

ril 11, 1679, Abram Burgoss, in fhe ketch Wm. &, John, for N. E,, 

' 8, 1679. John Blackleeth, sen, and jun., for Boston, in ketch 
?lower, Rob. Kitchen, 
eo. Eliiston for B., April 26, 1679, ship Nalhanl, Wm. Clarke. 
Tines Ellicott for B.,ship Supply, May 24, 1679, John Mellows. 
7m. Elliogsworlh for R. L,Sept. 12, 1679, pink Portsmouth, Joseph 

kndrew Fanning, servt. to Danl. Stanton, for N. E., Feb. 6, 1678, ship 
gcnce, Geo. Jackson. 

Nath., Wm. Clarke. 
as. Fontleroy for B., 23 May, 1679, ship Prudence & Mary, Jacob 
ami. French for N. Y., 28 May, 1679, ketch Joseph &- Mary, Abra. 

lary Fitznichols, servt. to Rich, Mitchell, sen., for B,, 29 ApL 1679, 

[*ydia Fell for N. Y., June 11, 1679, ketch John 6l Safah, Peter 

BDJ* Gerrish for Boston, March 22, 1678, ketch Mary, John Gurdner, 
»b. Gray for N, E., July 22, 1679, ketch Endeavor, Laurence 


Hamfton, Winpham Co,, Ct,, March 10, 1854. 

izAR Sib, — I see in your last Oct. number of the Register, page 309, 

kccount of the Weld family. I wish you would make an addition to it 

Daggett's History, page 56, as I feel much interested in that fam- 

[ as ihe Rev. Ludovicus W. was pastof^Df the church and society m 

[jpton over 31 years. Rev. Ludovicus Weld was born at Brainlree, 

, Sept. 12, 1766 ; his father was tlie Rev. Ezra W^eld, for more than 

[fears the pastor of the Congregational church in Braintrce. The Rev* 

avicus Weld graduated at Harvard University, in 1789 ; slud-^ 

with his father, and commenced preacUm^ vu Ei\>^\\\^^ 

208 Concerning a Branch of the Weld Family. [July, 

1790, where he received a call to settle as pastor. Believing his inexperi- 
ence inadequate to the duties of a settled pastor, after preaching there a 
year, he was invited to preach in Hampton, where, after having preached 
about one year, he was ordained, Oct. 17, 1792 ; he was the tliird minister 
of Hampton. He was a man of talents, and was distinguished for his 
usefulness in the ministry, and highly respected as a man, at home and 
elsewhere ; he united to an uncommon degree the affections of his people. 
In 1824, his health having become impaired, so that he felt impelled to 
ask a dismission from his people, he was dismissed March 2, 18124, after 
having been pastor of the church and people in Hampton 31^ years. He 
soon after removed to Fabius, Onondaga Co., N. Y., where a part of his 
wife's relations resided, and where, by relaxation awhile from his pastoral 
duties, his health became improved, but not sufficiently for a settled pas- 
tor. He preached only as stated supply about two years in Fabius, and two 
years in Fabius and Prebble, a town adjoining, and in various other places, 
till about 1834 his infirmities compelled him to desist from stated preaciiing, 
but still continued occasionally to preach, till about 1840, when he preached 
for the last time in Manlius, N. '^. In 1842 he purchased a residence in 
Belville, New Jersey, near the residence of his youngest son Theodorie 
D. Weld, where his health steadily declining, he died as he had lived, in full 
hopes of a blessed immortality, October 9, 1844, aged 78 years and 27 
days. His excellent wife Elizabeth survived him till August 31, 1853, 
when she died at Bellville, aged 81 years. She was the daughter of Dr. 
John Clark of Lebanon, Ct. ; she was a professor of religion for about 60 
years ; she was much beloved and respected. They were married No- 
vember 11, 1795. Their family consisted of four sons and one duuglUer, 
OS follows — Lewis, born Oct. 17, 1796 ; Charles H., born April 26, 1799, 
unmarried, lived with the family ; Ezra G., born Oct. 26, 1801, doctor of 
medicine, settled in New Hampshire ; Theodore D., born Nov. 23, 1803, 
has been a very noted public speaker; Cornelia E., born June 28, 1809, 
not married, lives with . Lewis Weld, Esq., graduated at Yale Col- 
lege about 1817, and soon after entered the Deaf and Dumb Asylum at 
Hartford, Ct., as assistant instructor, in which capacity he remained a few 
years until he was appointed principal, in which office he remained till his 
death, wliicli was on the 30lh Dec, 1853, aged 57 years, 2 months and 13 
days. His health had been on the decline for some time, and in the sum- 
mer of 1853 he went to Europe to see if it would not improve it ; lie re- 
turned a few months before his death, with his health rather impaired 
than improved. I will close, with regard to him, by a resolution which 
was passed the day after his decoasc, by the instructors of the American 
Asylum : " Resolved, That in the decease of Lewis Weld, Esq., late 
Principal of this Asylum, we are called to mourn the loss of an officer of 
the institution eminent for his ability and success in imparting instruction 
to the deaf and dumb, and whose efliciency and conscientious fulelily in 
the discharge of his official duties, love for his work, and earnest endeavors 
for the temporal and spiritual welfare of his pupils, have connnandcd our 
respect and afforded an example worthy of imitation." 


For other facts, see Daggett's Hist. Attlchorovgh, 


Notices of the Walter Family. 


il rill*.— Azure, a firssc dancctlo Orlic- 
iwcoii three Kajjies <iis|>lavetl Ar^nt. 
Crest. — A liou's head Erased Arp^nt. 


[By C. Frbdbrick Adams, Jr.] 

Nehe.miah Walter was born in Ire- 
land, Dec. 1663, and early distinguished 
himself by proficiency in his studies at 
school. We are told, in the quaint lan- 
guage of his biographers, " by that time 
he was thirteen years old, he was such a 
master of the Latin tongue, as to be ca- 
pable of readily conversing in it, which 
he often had opportunity to do, with Popish 
scholars in his neighborhood ; and in his 
disputes with them, he found it a singular 
advantage to him, that he had such fre- 
quent occasion to tax them of false gram- 
mar, and could cite them to the rule; 
which served to put them to the blush, or 
at least, bring them to a pause, and to 
give him leisure to recollect his thoughts." 
About the year 1679, his father, Mr. 
Thomas Walter, who was of a highly respectable but impoverished family, 
came to America, bringing the youthful Nehemiah, and settled in Boston. 
The boy was at first apprenticed to a trade, but it soon appearing that his 
genius pointed to a professional life, he was placed under the charge of 
the famous Mr. Cheever, with a view to prepare him for college. After 
a short ^^ examination and experiment/' Mr. Cheever " returned him to 
his fatlier with a great encomium, pronouncing him already well stocked 
with classic learning, and abundantly furnished to enter upon academical 

In 1684, he graduated at Harvard College with distinguished honor, 
and shortly thereafter removed to Nova Scotia, where he resided some 
months, for the purpose of acquiring the French language, in which he 
was so successful, that after his return to Boston, he occasionally preached, 
in the absence of the pastor, in their own tongue, to a congregation of 
French refugees, vastly to their edification ; though we are told, ** he de- 
clined praying with them in it, perhaps from a modest suspicion of his 
own sufRciency for doing this, either extempore or memoritcr, and not 
choosing to read a written form." 

During this period, Mr. Walter did not confine his studies to theology, 
but extended them in a wide range of philosophical inquiry, and became 
so distinguished a scholar among the literati of the day, that he was ap- 
pealed to in disputes, whether philological, theological or philosophical, 
and his opinion was received with marked respect. For his own tenets, 
after careful and impartial examination, and great deliberation, '^ he fell 
in with the way of the churches in New England ; as thinking their con- 
stitution and practice in general, with respect to worship, discipline and 
order, most conformable to gospel institution, and primitive practice ; 
* * * but still preserved a candor for pious people of a different persua- 
sion ; and indeed was sometimes ready to think that certain modalities in 
religion, wherein Protestants vary from one another, had an immoderate 
stress laid upon them." 

210 Notices of the Waller Family. [July, 

The first church at Roxbury had, at the earnest request of the venerable 
apostle Eliot, — who was drawing near his end, and as he did so, in the 
words of Cotton Mather, " grew still more heavenly, and scented more of 
the spicy country at which he was ready to put ashore,"-— been seeking a 
colleague to share the duties which increasing infirmity rendered irksome 
to him. Hitherto the divided opinions of the congregation had prevented 
any choice. One Saturday afternoon, Mr. Walter received an urgent 
message, desiring that he would preach at Koxbury on the succ0Ming 
day. It is said that he had purposed visiting England, and that his luggage 
was even then on board a vessel lying in the harbor, waiting only a favor- 
able breeze to weigh anchor. Notwithstanding, he accepted the invitation, 
and discoursed so greatly to their satisfaction, that his hearers were united 
in their approval, and gave him a unanimous call. It is needless to say, 
the voyage was postponed indefinitely, and he was ordained 17th October, 
1688, in the twenty-fif\h year of his age ; preaching himself the sermon, 
as was then the custom, from the words, ^^ But we have this treasure in 
earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not 
of us.»'— 2 Cor. iv. 7. 

Soon after the accession of his young assistant, Mr. Eliot, who had re- 
ceived and cherished him with the alTections of a father, died, 20th May, 
1G9C, af\er a long life crowned with honors and abundant labor, and it was 
a great consolation to him in his latter days to see his people so happily 
settled under Mr. Walter's ministry. " The good old man, like Aaron, as 
it were, disrobed himself with an unspeakable satisfaction, when he be- 
held his garments spread upon a son so dear to him." 

For more than sixty years Mr. Walter faithfully discharged the duties 
of his oflice, for the greater portion of the time without any assistance, 
xind always to the acceptance of his people ; " living the Christianity he 
preached, showing his faith by his works, and having his fruit unto holi- 
ness." As a preacher, he was greatly admired by all who heard him. 
His voice was low and exceedingly well modulated ; his utterance de- 
liberate and pathetic ; his manner grave and solemn, yet void of all for- 
mality or affectation. His sermons were remarkable for their perspicuity 
and simplicity — entirely free from any luxuriance or pomp of language ; 
-** couched in few and familiar words, with a noble negligence of style, 
calculated both to enlighten the mind and affect the conscience." In the 
language of his biographers, " He was like that wise preacher who * sought 
to find out acceptable words ; and that which was written was upright, 
even words of truth.' " The Rev. Dr. Colman said of him, " When one 
is hearing Mr. Walter, it seems as if any man could preach so, and yet 
it is difficult preaching like him, and few can equal him." The Rev. Mr. 
Pemberton also bore witness that " No man in his preaching reconciles 
perspicuity with accuracy like Mr. Walter." 

In person, he was short of stature, with a slight and feeble frame. Nat- 
urally of a retiring disposition and reserved temperament, but remarkable 
for his domestic tenderness and love for his people ; he was easy of ac- 
cess, and, with his more intimate friends, free and facetious in conversa- 
tion, and always communicative and instructive. He presented a bright 
example of personal holiness, being humble, modest, affectionate and can- 
did, averse to controversy, free from censoriousness, but firm and courage- 
ous in the cause of truth. His published works are, ^'The Body of Death 
Anatomized, an Essay on the Sense of Indwelling Sin in the Regenerate,*' 
}2mo., 1707'; discourses on "Vain Thoughts," " The Great Concern of 
Man,'' "The Wonderfulness of Christ," **The Holiness of Heaven," 


Notices of the Walter Familtj. 


1713 ; *' A Convention Sermon of Faithfulness in the Ministry " 1723 \ 
" Unfruitful Hearers Detected and Warned,'' 1754, and a posthumous vol* 
ume of ** Sermons on the 55th Chapter of Isaiah, with a Life, prefixed 
by the Rev. Messrs. Prince and FoxcroA," 8vo,, 17;>5. 

Early in life Mr. Walter married Sarah, daughter of Rev. Increase 
Mather by Maria, daughter of the distinguished Rev. John Cotton. Among 
Mrs. Mather's papers was found the following memorandum : " July 15, 
Aug, 4, and Aug. 11, 1691, I kept a fast in the study, chiefly on Sarah's 
account ; praying that she may be directed to do, in ihe nionficntous atfair 
before her^ what shall be pleasing to God,'* — referring, undoubtedly, to 
Mr, Walter's proposal of marriage. And we cannot but think that the ap- 
proving hand of Providence was manifested in the hoppiness which re- 
I BUtted therefrom. Of their daughters, Sarah, Mrs. Walley, died without 
issue; Hannah, Mrs, Trowbridge, had a numerous family, of which the 
iblrd child, Sarah, married General Artemas Ward, and Maria died 

The latter pan of the year 1749 Mr. Walter was confined to his house 
by bodily indisposition, which gradually increased until the 17ih Sept., 
1750, when he expired full of years, and greatly lamented by his people. 
His remains, under the direction of a committee of the church, were en* 
tombed in the ministerial vault in the old burial ground, corner of Wash- 
ington and Eustls streets, and j£290 093,, old tenor, were voted to defray 
the charges of the funeral. And it speaks well for the faithfulness of the 
pastor, and the devoted ness of his flock, that a large sura of money and a 
supply of fuel was yearly raised towards the support of the aged relict of 
their beloved minister during the remainder of her lifo. 

The will of the Rev. Nehemiah Walter, dated 27lh Dec. 1746. was ad- 
milted to probate "SOth Feb. 1750. Income of whole estate to wife Sarah, 
during her life. At her decease, ^50, old tenor, to his granddaughter 
Rebecca, daughter of Rev. Thomas Walter, and the residue to be equally 
divided between his four surviving children, Hunnah Trowbridge, Maria, 
Sftmuel, and the Rev. Nathaniel Walter, The latter, sole executor. 
Signed in presence of Thos. Cobbot, Edmund Weld, Jr., and Abiel George, 

Thomas Walter, the second son of the Rev. Nehemiah, was born in 
Boxbury, 13th Dec. 1696, and early gave evidence of the most extraordi- 
nary genius. In his younger days he was not a hard student, being of a 
convivial turn and fond of society, '* but so retentive was his memory thai 
he easily made himself master of almost all ihe learning of his undo 
Cotton Mather, by frequent conversation with him. In this way ho ac- 
quired more knowledge than most others could have gained by a whole 
life's diligent study," He graduated at Harvard College 1713, and five 
years thereafter we find on ihc records the following: ** Att a church 
tneeting of the east end of Ro^tbury, in the old meeting-house, the first day 
of March, 1717-8, it was unanimously agreed and voted as follows \- — 

1. That it was necessary to chuse some meet person for an assistant to 
our reverend pastor. 

2. It was agreed and voted to chuse such assistant att the present meet* 
ing. Accordingly the votes being brought in and counted, every vote was 
for Mr. Thomas Waller, son of the reverend pastor. 

3. The said church chose and appointed the deacons a committee to 
acquaint Mr Walter herewith, and inform the inhabitants of the town in 
their neitt meeting with the church's doings, in order for their future pro- 

/otics8 of the Walter Family, 

'^ 13lh May, 1718. The town [having had legal warning meet lo chuse 
a representalivet and lo consider of a settlement for Mr. Tbomas Walter, 
• • • Voted, that there should be sixty pounds raised for Mr. Walter, ns 
encouragement to his settling among us/' 

He was ordained 29th Oct 1718, and the 25th Dec, of the same year 
married Rebeckah, daughter of the Rev, Joseph Belcher of Dedham, 

In 1719 he engaged in a public controversy with his intimate friend 
and associate, John Check ley, a man who combined great wit and humor 
with infinite learning, Checkley had sarcastically attacked the wholesome 
doctrine of election and predestination, in a pamphlet entitled, ** Choice 
Dialogues between a Godly Minister and an Honest Countrj^man, desect* 
ing the False Principles of a certain man who cal!s himself a Presbyterian 
of the Church of England." This Mr. W^alter answered in a 12mo. vol- 
ume of 80 pages, under the caption of " A Choice Dialogue between John 
Fauslus, a conjurer, and Jack Tory bis friend ; occasioned by some Choice 
Dialogues lately published concerning Predestination and Election. By a 
Young Stripling." 

In 1721, Mr. Walter, who excelled in the science of harmony, beiog 
grieved beyond measure, and annoyed at the very indifferent performances 
in the snnctuaiy, published, in a neat I2mo* volume, " The Grounds und 
Rules of Musick Explained ; or an Introduction to the Art of Singing by 
Note : Fitted to the meanest capacity. Recommended by sevoral Min- 
isters. * Let everything that hath breath, praise the Lord.' — Ps. cl. 6.'* 
In this work the author endeavored to show that singing was reducible lo 
the rules of art ^ and that he who made himself master of these rules would 
be able at frst sight to sing any new tune, by the bare inspection of the 
notes. He complains that '* for a w^nl of a standard to appeal to in &II 
our singing, our tunes are left to the mercy of every unskilful lliroal, to 
chop and alter, twist and change, according to their infinitely divers and 
no less odd humors and fancies." And of the singing of the congrega- 
tions, " it sounded like five hundred ditTcrent tunes roared out at the samo 
time," and so little attention was paid to h'mc, that they were often one or 
two words apart, producing noises ** so hideous and disorderly as is bad 
beyond expression." The manner of singing also had become so ledioua 
and drawling, that he goes on to say, ** 1 myself have twice in one note 
paused to take breaiht" The preface to this book, signed by fourteen 
clergymen, discourses delectably, and in a manner equally applicable at 
the present day. " We would encourage all, more particularly our young 
people, to accomplish themselves with skill to sing Hit songs of the Lord, 
according to the good rules of psalmody ; hoping that the consequence of 
it will be, that not only the assemblies of Zion will decently and in order 
carry on this exercise of piety, but also it will be the more introduced into 
private families and become a part of our family sacrifice* At ific same 
time* we would above all expect that the main concern of all may be to 
make it not a mere bodily exercise, hut sing with grace in their hearts, 
and with minds attentive to the truths in the psalms which they sing, and 
alTected with thent, so that in their hearts theif may make a melody ta the 

This volume was the first wherein tlie music was printed with bars in 
America. The tunes are composed tn three parts only. Mr Hood char- 
acterizes the harmony as being " full, rich and correct, and the whole 
style purely choraL" In April, 1723, a second edition, '* Enlarged, cor- 
rected ^d beautified,^* was published ; and it continued to run through 





Notices of the Walter Family. 


fiucceasive editions until the last, in 1764. Mr. Walter^a other works 
which have come down to us are, ** A Sermon upon 2nd Samuel, xxiii* !• 
The sweet psalmist of Israel," which was delivered at the Boston Lecture, 
1722, printed at the desire of the ministers, and dedicated to Judge Dudley. 
This discourse has been pronounced *^ the most beautiful composition 
among the sermons which have been handed down to us from our fathers*" 
*' The Scriptures the only Rule of Faith and Practice," dictated while 
lancuishing upon his bed of suffering, overcome with pain and weakness, 
and written down by a beloved friend ; published in 1728* And two other 

\ occasional sermons. 

Mr. Waller was one of the most distinguished scholars and disputants 
of the day. " He had all his father's vivacity and richness of imagination 
with more vigor of intellect." Rev. Dr. Chauncy, in a letter to Dr. Stiles, 
1768, writes ; " Mr. Jeremiah Dummer, Mr. John Bulkley, and Mr, 
Thomas Walter of Roxbury, I reckon the first three clergymen, for extent 
and strength of genius and powers. New England has yet produced. 1 
was acquainted with the latter, and often had occasion to admire the su- 
perlative excellence of his natural and acquired accomplishments. His 

[genius was universal, and yet surprisingly strong, He seemed to havo 
almost an intuitive knowledge of everything. There was no subject but 
he was perfectly acquainted with ; and such was the power he had over 
bis thoughts and words, that he could readily and without any pains, write 
or speak just what he would." 

In his last illness he was for a time anxious for ih^ salvation of his soul. 
Cotton Mather, in his funeral sermon, has given us a vivid account of his 
dying hours. Prostrated by consumption, *^ he went over and over again 
through the process of repentance," muking just reflections upon tho 
youthful errors into which his good temper had betrayed him ; and greatly 
"distressed with the fear of his miscarrying at last; saying, 'O, it is a 
great thing to die.' " At length his father came to his relief w*ith victori- 
ous and overwhelming remonstrance. " My dear son, wcrQ our Saviour 
visibly here, as once in the days of his humiliation, and you should pros- 
imie yourself before Him and beseech His compassion, and a heart to 
love him, can you imagine he would reject you ? How strange then is 
ihis unbelief, to be discouraged from that which carries infinite encour- 
agement with it I As if His power and goodness were less, or our access 
to Him more difRuult, now that He is seated on the throne of His glory.** 
His opprehcnsions being thus removed, he said more composedly, *' If I 
perish, 1 will perish in the hands of my Saviour, and though he slay me, 

t yet will I trust in him/* Thenceforth his fears were swallowed up in the 
hope of a blessed immortality. " 1 shall be the most glorious instance of 
sovereign grace in all heaven," he said. 

. It was the Sabbath, Jan. 10, 1724-5, and he expressed his hope that he 

' ahould that day be in Paradise, His father, as the time drew near for the 
morning service, said to him, ** 1 am going to the house of God, which is 
Uie gate of heaven, but you, I hope, are going to heaven itself; 1 go to the 
table of the Lord, but you will drink of the fruit of the vine new with 
Christ in the kingdom of his Father," Then taking his leave, and not ex- 
pecting ever to see his son alive again, *^ My child, the Lord Jesus receive 
ihy spirit ;'' '* and the Lord fit it for his reception," he replied, Mr, 
Walter lingered until near the close of the afternoon, when he gently 
expired, ** He was to me," says Cotton Mather, *^ not unlike what 
a sister's fton was to Paul, and his death makes a sorrowful vm^ ^<st 





















214 Memorandum from Barnstable County. [Jul7i 

us. * * * His rare accomplishments, his acute penetration, his copious 
erudition, with his right principles, render him an unknown loss to our 
churches. ♦ • • But that which makes him to be remembered with the 
more honor among us is, that his heart was fixed in his purposes and en- 
deavors to employ all those bright abilities in the ser\'ice of Christ." 

His remains were deposited in the same tomb wherein years afterwards 
his father's body was placed. And the following account, copied from the 
original on file, may not at this day be uninteresting : — 

Jan'y 12, 1724-5. 

An Acc*t of the Funeral Charges of the Rev, Mr. Thomas Walter. 

To a coflin, ...... 

" the pall, ...... 

*' opening the tomb, ..... 

" 5 dozen and 3 payrs of gloves, at 45*. 

" 6 rings, ...... 

" a barrel of wine, ..... 

" tolling the bell, ..... 

" a box to put the bones of old Mr. Eliot and others in, 

" pipes and tobacco, - . - . - 

" tlirec payres of women's mourning gloves, allowed to 
this accompt by the town, att 30 shil. 
Josh. Lamb, 

Caleb Stcdman, £dS 12 

Samuel Stevens. 

In the graveyard at Newport, R. I., may be found the following tombs 
and headstones. (Arms of the Searses, of Colchester, Eng.) ; — 

1. Here lyeth the body of Thomas Scares, son of Lieut. Sylas Sears of 
Yarmouth, P. C, and grandson of Richard the pilgrim. Born in 1664, 
and died August ye 16, 1707, aged 43 years. 

Beneath this stone the empty casket lies. 
The polished jewel brightens in the skies. 

2. George Sears, Esquire, (grandson of Thomas,) bom 1735, and died 
1801, aged 66 years. 

Abigail his wife, born 1737 and died 1821, aged 8^i years. 

3. Ruth Sears, wife of Joseph Rogers, Esquire, and daughter of George 
Sears, born 1770 and died 1802, aged 32 years. 

4. George Sears of Baltimore, son of George Sears, born 1765, died 
Sept. 17, 1800, aged ^5 years. 

From the above stock originate all the Searses of Baltimore and Mary- 

The four monuments above named are in the old burjing ground, at the 
northern end, and on the eastern side of Thames Street. 

In 1784 Newport was incorporated as a city; the town government 
was afterwards resumed. In the first organization of the city, (jcorge 
Hazard was chosen mayor, George Champlain and others aldermen, 
and George Sears and others common council, and Peleg Barker, city 





Indian Deed of Great BarrtngtoHf 


6b£at Barrijigtoiv, 16 Jan.p 1854. 

Dear Sir,— I enclose you a copy of the original Indinn deed of thai portion of ler- 
riiory ivhich now comprises the towns of Great Barrrngton, Sheftield, Egremont, Al- 
ford, Mount Washington, ari'i Boston Corner^ in BerlcHhire Cctun»y» It is* correctly 
copied irom ibe aDcient, original Book of Recordj^of the Larttr Hov^aimk Propnttajy* 

I am. Sir, 

Very rei^npcrrutly, 


Know all Men by these presents that we, Conkopot Poneyotc — Par* 
larwake — Naurnauquin — Wacmetiocow — Nawnausquaii — Caiiconaugh- 
feet — Nonn mcau net — Naujilmmiss — Sunkliun k — Pop aqua — Ta unkhonk* 
pLs — Tartakim — Sauncokebe — Cancannap — Sunk ie we — Nauheag — ^Mau- 
chcwaufeet — John VanGilder — Pinaskenet — all of Housaionack — ^a I lias 
Wsstonook» In New England, in y® province of the Massachusetts 
Bay: for & in consideration of a valuable sum well secured by bond 
viz — Four Hundred and Sixty Pounds — ^Thrce Barrels of Sider 6i thirty 
quarts of Rum : bearing date with these Presents, under y* hand & 
seal of Capt John Ashley of Westfteld in y^ County of Hampshire j 
we have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed & con* 
firmed, and doe by these presents, fully, clearly 6c absolutely give, grant, 
bargain, sell, allinate, convey & confirm unto Col John Stoddard, Capt 
John Ashley, Capt Henry Dwighl & Capt Luke Hitchcock, Esqrs, all in 
the County of Hampshire, Committee appoitited by y« General Court to 
purchase a certain Tract of land lying upon Housatonack River, allias 
Westonook, in order for the settling two towns there, and unto such as y« 
Committee have or shall admit in order for y« settling of said Towns, to 
thetn, their Heirs & assigns a certain Tract or parcel of land. Meadow, 
swamp & upland, lying on y*' River aforesaid butted & bounded as fol* 
lowelli, viz : — Soulhardly upon y<> divisional line between the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay : and the colony of Connecticut in New England — 
Weslardly on y« patten or colony of New York, northardly upon y^ Great 
mountain known by y« name of Manakusethoank* — and Bastardly to 
run Four miles from y^ aforesaid River — and in a general way so to ex- 
tend — Furthermore it is to bo understood that y^ abovesaid Indians reserve 
to themselves wnthin the aforesaid Tract of land, described by bounds dc 
butments, Southardly on a Brook on y« west side Housatonack River, 
known by the name of Mannanpenokcan and Northardly to a small 
brook lying between y^ aforesaid Brook and y® River called Wampa- 
nikdccport — allias WkiU River :i viz All y^ land between y« aforesaid 
Brooks from said Westonook River extending unto y« patten of the Col- 
leny of New York — Together with a clear Meadow, between the afore- 
said small Brook extending Northardly unto y*^ aforesaid White River; 
viz, the aforesaid Indians reserve to themselves all y« land between y« 
Brooks running due West line from y® mouth of s** Brooks unto y* patten 
of y« Colleny of New York aforesaid^ — And we y® aforesaid Indians doe 
for oursel fs, our heirs Executors &. Administrators, Covenant promise 
6l grant to & with the aforesaid Committee & such as they have or shall 
admit of for Planters of s'' Townships^ — That before the ensealing hereof. 

• Now called MonuruiU Mountain. \ Now called Grtm Rimr. 

216 Indian Deed of Oreat Barringt&n^ ^ [July, 

we ye s* Indians are y« true, sole d& lawful owners of y« aforegranted 
premises and are lawfully seized and possessed of the same in our own 
proper right, as a good perfect & absolute estate of inheritance in fee 
simple, and have in ourselfs good right, full power & lawful authority to 
grant, bargain, sell, convey dL confirm s** bargained premises in manner 
aforesaid — And y^ s** Committee 6l such as they shall or may admit for 
Inhabitants of s*^ Townshipps to them their heirs and assigns shall & may 
from time to time and at all times hereafter by virtue of these Presents, 
lawfully & peacibly occupie. Possess & enjoy the said bargained Prem- 
ises with all y^ appurtenances, free & clear, and clearly & freely acquit- 
ted & discharged of, from all & all manner, former & other Gifts, Grants, 
Bargains, Sales, Jointures, Mortgages, Wills, Devises & Incumbrances 
whatsoever — And furthermore We the s** Indians, for ourselfs & for si 
Heirs, Executors & Administrators doe covenant d& engage to secure 
d& defend y« s^ bargained Premises unto them the aforesaid Committee, 
and to such persons as the s*^ Committee have or shall admit in order to 
yc settling s*^ Towns, to them or their Heirs & Assigns forever — against 
yo the lawful claims & demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever — 
In witness whereof, we the aforesaid Indians have hereunto set our hands 
& seals this 25th day of April, in y« tenth year of his Majisty's rign and 
in y^ year of o^ one thousand seven hundred & twenty four : 
Signed, scaled 6l del** in 
presence of us — Comact Borghghart 
Benjamin Smith 
John Gun Jun 
Samuel Bartlett 

Conkepot, his mark y^ seal 

Poneyote, his mark ): seal 

Pota wakeont, his mark T seal 

. Naunausquan, his mark Q seal 

Wanenocow, his mark 'H seal 

Naunauquin, his mark <)* seal 

Conconaughpeet, his mark G^ seal 
Nonaucauneet, his mark k' seal 

Paunopescennot, his mark Y seal 
Covconofeet, his mark B: seal 

Naunhamiss, his mark E^ seal 

Sunkhonk, his mark (: seal 

Popaqua, his mark R seal 

Taunkhonkpus, his mark T. seal 

Tatakim, his mark O: seal 

Saunkokehe, his mark 2 seal 

Cancanwap, his mark 9 seal 

Saunkewenauhcag, his mark ^ seal 
Manchewanfeet, his mark a* seal 
John Vangilder, his mark V: seal * 
Ponaskenet, his mark § seal 

The aforesaid is a Cppy of y*^ Deed given by the Indians for y^ Housa- 
tonack Land — Examined by mc — 

Ebcne' Pomroy by order 

Acknowledged before 

John Ashly J. P. 

1864.] Births, Marriages, Sfc, of Pravincetawn, Mass. 217 



[Copied from the First Book of Records, by David Haubler of Boston.] 

Stephen Atwood and wife Sarah had ch. : Jonathan, b. Aug. 2, 1731 ; 
Stephen, b. Dec. 25, 1733; Martha, b. Jan. 24, 1735-6; Rebeckah, b. 
May 1, 1738; Sarah, b. Aug. 10, 1740; Susannah, b. July 16, 1743. 

Henry Atwood and wife Thankful had ch. : Thankful, b. Aug. it, 
1729; Kezaiah, b. Feb. 22, 1732-3; Henry, b. Oct. 11, 1735; Elisa- 
beth, b. Sept 27, 1737. 

Joseph Atwood and wife Lydia had ch. : Lydia, b. Sept. 8, 1733. 
Joshua Atwood and wife Sarah Imd ch. : Samuel, b. Aug. 24, 1735; 
Mary, b. Feb. 13, 1745 ; John, b. March 24, 1756. 

Samuel Atwood and wife Barsheba had ch. : Joshua, b. July 3, 1767 ; 
Henry, b. Sept. 9, 1768 ; Sarah, b. Dec. 26, 1769 ; Mary, b. Aug. 16, 
1773; Samuel, b. June 11, 1776; Elisabeth, b. Feb. 17,1779; Beth- 
sheba, b. July 18, 1781 ; John, b. Sept. 11, 1784. 

John Atwood and wife Mary had ch. : Marcy, b. Oct. 13, 1781 ; Mar- 
tha, b. Oct. 30, 1783; Asa, b. Aug. 20, 1789, d. same date. 

Jonathan Atwood and wife Nabby had ch. : Rebecca, b. July 1 1, 1757 ; 
Nathan, b. Aug. 11, 1759 ; Hannah, b. July 2, 1763; Henry, b. March 
8, 1766 ; Nabby, b. Aug 11, 1769 ; Jonathan, b. Nov. 20, 1772 ; James, 
b. June 2, 1776. 

Joshua Atwood and wife Betsey had ch. : Mary, b. Feb. 25, 1787 ; 
Nathaniel, b. June 20, 1789. 

Silas Atkins and wife Bethiah had ch. : Isaiah, b. Oct. 16, 1786; Be- 
thia, b. Feb. 20, 1789 ; Martha, b. June 5, 1793 ; Joshua, b. March 16, 

Joseph Atkins and wife Ruth had ch. : Joseph, b. June 28, 1789; 
Freeman, b. Oct. 8, 1790 ; Ruth, b. Feb. 25, 1793. 
David Brown and wife Eunice had ch. : Ebenezcr,* b. July 14, 1791. 
Timothy Barnab[y.^] and wife Martha had ch. : Stephen, b. Oct. 13, 
1728; Ruth, b. Nov. 11, 1735. 
Joseph Barneby and wife Lidia had ch. : Joseph, b. July 14, 1736. 
Barnabas Briggs and wife Abigail had ch. : Seth, b. Sept. 24> 1778 ; 
Mercy, b. Aug. 3, 1780 ; Sally, b. July 29, 1784 ; Gate, b. June 19, 
1786 ; Barnabas, b. Aug. 23, 1788 ; Mahala, b. Sept. 24, 1791. 

Rev. Jeremiah Gushing and wife Hannah had ch. : Ezekiel, b. April 
28, 1698. 

Ezekiel Gushing m. Hannah, she b. Dec. 1, 1703, had ch. : Loring, b. 
Aug. 10, 1721 ; Ezekiel, b. June 3, 1724; Jeremiah, b. Oct. 7, 1729; 
Hannah, b. Feb. 9, 1731-2; Lucia, b. July 13, 1734; Lucia, b. Dec. 
27, 1735 ; Phebe, b. April 15, 1738. 

Jeremiah Gushing m. Mary, had ch. : Jonathan, Ik Aug 25, 1732 ; 
^Mary, b. 'March 15, 1733; Luranah, b. Dec. 20, 1735^; Sarah, b. Oct. 
13, 1737 ; Hannah, b. Oct 28, 1740. 

Joshua Gook m. Zerviah, had ch. : Joshua, b. June 10^ 1725 ; Elnathan, 
b. April 15, 1727 ; Elisabeth, b. F^. 20, 1729 ; Martha, b. June 1, 
Jacob Gook m. Mary, had ch. : Ebenezer, b. Dec. 2, 1731. 
John Gook m. Desire, had ch. : Mary, b. April 27, 1728 ; John, b. 
Aug. 23, 1730 ; Jabez, b. June 17, 1732. 
Solomon Cook and wife Rebecka had ch. ; M\x,t^>V^. Oc^.«^^^n^^\ 

218 Births f MarHttgeS^^. , of Provinceiowfiy Ma^s. [Tiilyf 

Solomon, b, Sept. 12, 1737 5 Rebecka, b, June 26, 1740; Edward, b. 
April 29, 1746. 

Solomon Corik and wife Rcbecka had ch, : John Covel, b. Jan. 4, 1760 ; 
Rcbeckah, b. Aug. 1, 1762. 

Solomon Cook and wife Baty had ch. : Solomon, h Aug. 12, 1764. 

Edward Cook and wife Experience had ch. : Hannah » b, Oct, 24, 1767. 

Solomon Cook and wife Elizabeth hnd ch. : Rebecca, b* Aug 1, 1762* 
, Ebcnezer Cook and wife Jane had ch. : Ebenezer, b. Oct, 21, 178S. 

Samuel Cook and wife Jane hat! ch. : Jesse, b, June 13, 1783 ; Stephen, 
b. Oct. 29, 1786. 

John Cook and wife Mary had ch. : James, b. Sept. 15, 1771 ; Isaac, 
k Dec. 24, 1775. 

Elisha Cook and wife Susannah had ch. : Liemuel, b. Aug. 5, 176C ; 
Sarah, b..Aug, 16, 1768 j Elisha, b. Oct. 11, 1770; David, b. Dec. 20, 

Jonathan Cook m, Mercy Tilton, April 16, 1773. 

Elisha Cobb and wife Mary had ch. : Mary, b. June 1, 1726, d. Jan. 
30, 1729. 

John Connil and wife Kezia had ch. : Elizabeth, b. Sept » DO, 1726; 
John, b. Aug. 17, 1730; Sarah, b. Sept. 30, 1732. 

John Conant and wife Abigail had ch. : John, b. Dec. 19, 1763; Sam- 
uel, b. Aug. 22, 1765; Bettey, b. Sept, 20, 1768; Abigail, b, Aug. €, 
1770, d Dec. 27, 1772 ; Sarah, b. Oct, 6, 1772. 

John Cash and wife Mary had ch, : Stephen, b. Sept. 5, 1769. 

Samuel Cash and wife Eals had ch, : Samuel, b. Oct. 12, 1744 ; Dan* 
iel, b. Oct. 20, 1746, 

Stephen Cash and wife Mary had ch, : Stephen, b, Aug. 22, 1797. 

Edmon Chase and wife Abigail bad ch, : Abigail, b. Nov, 17, 1769. 

James, son of Thonkful Colliner, b. Sept 15, 1757. 

Solomon Crowe 11 and wife Sarah had ch, : Solomon, b. July 17, 1771 ; 
Sarah, b, July 17, 1771. 

Solomon Crowell and wife Thankful had ch, : Josiah Clark, b. July 
19, 1790. 

James Hatch Creed and wife Moller had ch, : John, b. Aug, 8, 1794. 

Ephraim Deane and wife Aim had ch, : Eunice, b. Nov. 10,1725; 
Thankful, b, Feb. 8, 1727-8; Ann, b, March 4, 1730-1. 

Thomas Delano and wife Sarah had ch. : Thankful, b. Aug. 9, 1727 ; 
Snrah, b, June 17, 1729, d. July 18, 1730 ; Sarah, b. May 24, 1731 ; 
Hannah, b, Aug. 4, 1733 ; Sarah, b. April 19, 1735. 

Ephraim Doane and wife Mary had ch. : Ephraim, b. May 22, 1717; 
Nemiah, b. Oct. 13, 1720; Belsv, b, Sept. 1, 1724; Joshua, b. June 1, 
1727 ; Mary, b. July 24, 1729 ; Elisha, b. March 22, 1731-2. 

James Doane and wife Mary had ch. : Lidia, b. July 29, 1735; Jere- 
miah, b. Aug, 27, 1737. 

Hczckiah Doane and wife Hannah had ch. : 

Adam Milston Dyer and wife Sarah had ch, 
William, b. Sept. 7, 1791. 

Jesse Dyer and wife Roda had ch, : Jesse, b, Aug. 18, 1780 ; David^ 
b. Oct. 21, 1791, 

Micah Gross and wife Elisabeth had ch, : Micah, b. Jan. 28, 1782. 

Alexander Gross and wife Elisabeth had ch. : Janne, b. Nov. 28, 1793. 

Joshua Freeman Grozier and wife Martha had ch, : William, b. April 
17, 1794. 

Ephraim, b. April 1, 1696. 
: Adam, b. AprU 6, 1789 ; 



1854.] Births, Marriages, ^c, of Provincetown, Mass. 219 

Beriah Higgins and wife Desire had ch.: Debrow, b. Oct. 26, 1725 ; 
Beriah, b. April 1, 1727; Phebe, b. May 17, 1736. 

Thomas Hoage and wife Mary had ch. : John, b. Oct. 4, 1717. 

Ezra Hudson and wife had ch. : Betsey, b. Dec. 10, 1793 ; 

Sally, b. Aug. 6, 1795. 

John Hill and wife Susannah had ch. : Josiah, b. Nov. 25, 1797. 

John Hill and wife Salone had ch. : John, b. April 3, 1802. 

Hannah, dau. of Ebenezer and Abigail Haywood, b. July 17, 1736. 

Thomas Kilborn m. Mehitable Rider, April 7, 1748, had ch. : Thomas, 
b. June 26, 1750; Mehitable, b. Aug. 1, 1752; Ruth, b. Jan. 2, 1755; 
Andrew, b. May 12, 1757; William, b. Aug. 11, 1759 ; David, b. Nov. 
14, 1761. 

Thomas Kilborn and wife Batey had ch. : Batey, b. Aug. 10, 1746. 

William Kilborn and wife Mary had ch. : William, b. Sept. 11, 1785. 

Benjamin Kinyer and wife Susannah had ch. : Benjamin, b. Sept. 1, 

Silas Knowles and wife Phebe had ch. : Mary Freeman, b. Nov. 22, 
1791 ; Silas, b. Nov. 20, 1794. 

Garvitt Linch and wife Lydia had ch. : Rose, b. Aug. 22, 1735. 

John Larry and wife Bett^/^ had ch. : John, b. Jan. 13, 1764 ; Martha, 
b. Aug. 10, 1767. 

John Larry and wife Abigail had ch. : John, b. Oct. 10, 1785 ; Nabby, 
b. June 29, 1790; William, b. Dec. 24, 1791. 

Robert Mayo and wife Deborah had ch. : Mary, b. Nov. 12, 1724 ; 
Thankful, b. July 12, 1727; Gamalel, b. Dec. 8, 1729 ; Surviah,b. April 
10, 1732 ; Robert, b. Dec. 28, 1736. 

James Mayo and wife Leltis had ch. : Bety, b. May 10, 1727 ; Henry, 
b. July 28, 1729, d. June 29, 1730 ; Lettis, b., no dale, d. June 7, 1732. 

James Mayo and wife Susannah had ch. : James, b. Nov. 3, 1733 ; 
Leltice, b. April 11, 1736 ; Whitford, b. June 30, 1739. 

Joshua Atkins Mayo and wife Martha had ch. : Bethiah, b. Sept. 1, 
1782 ; Joshua Atkins, b. Sept. 30, 1786 ; Thomas, b. Feb. 21, 1789 ; 
Joseph, b. Sept. 3, 1791 ; Martha, b. Sept. 23, 1794. 

Elisha Mayo and wife Martha had ch. : Samuel, b. Sept. 11, 1729; 
Jerusha, b. Oct. 21, 1733 ; Sarah, b. July 11, 1736; Elisha, b. July 3, 
1738 ; Martha, b. July 31, 1743. 

Jeremiah Miller and wife Sarah had ch. : Wi^iam, b. Dec. 30, 1760. 

William Miller and wife Rebecca had ch. : Sally, b. Sept. 22, 1785. 

Phincas Nickerson and wife Susannah had ch. : Jane, b. Dec. 12, 1757. 

Phinehas Nickerson and wife Phebe had ch. : Phebe, b. Oct 5, 1792 ; 
Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1790. 

Stephen Nickerson and wife Hannah had ch. : Mary, b. June 22, 1783. 

Seth Nickerson and wife Martha had ch. : Jonathan, b. July 5, 1754; 
Stephen, b. Sept. 6, 1756 ; Martha, b. May 7, 1759 ; Joshua, b. Dec. 7, 
1761 ; Seth, b. April 17, 17^4. 

Seth Nickerson and wife Phebe had ch. : Lydia, b. Aug. 26, 1789 ; 
Seih, b. Feb. 23, 1791 ; Nancy, b. June 6, 1793 ; Sally, b. June 15, 1795. 

Seth Nickerson and wife Mary had ch. : Hannah, b. Feb. 6, 1762 ; 
Nathan, b. Dec. 11, 1763; Elisabeth, b. June 19, 1766; Ebenezer, b. 
Aug. 17, 1768 ; Eneas, b. Sept. 19, 1770. 

Seth Nickerson and wife Mary had ch. : Mary, b. June 13, 1778; 
Hannah, b. June 13, 1778. 

Seth Nickerson and wife Isabel had ch. : Miua^b. CkX.^^Vl%\\ "^^^^ 

220 BirthSi MarricigeSy S^c,^ of Promncetowny Mass. [July, 

b. Sept. 9, 1785; Thankful, b. March 26, 1787; Sallv, b. March 18, 

1789; Seth, b. Jan. I, 17D1 ; Jesse, b. Sept. 18, 1792. 
Jonathan Nickerson and wi/c Sarah had ch : Seth, b. May 28, 1734, 
Soth Nickerson and wife Martha had ch. : Rebecca, b. Aug. 25, 1766 ; 

Bethiah, b. April 4, 1768 j Ruth, b. June 4, 1771 ; Sarah, b. June 29, 

1773; Nathaniel, b. Dec. 24, 1775; Reuben, b. Nov. 2!, 1777. 
Jonathan Nickerson and wife Belhiah had ch. : Abigail, b. Aug, 26, 

1777 ; Isaitih, b. March 18, 1779 ; Jonathan, b. Aug. 19, 1781 ; Elisha, 
b, July 15, 1783; Levi, b, Nov, 2, 1785. 

Joshua Nickerson and wife Rebecca had ch. : Isaac, b. Aug. 28, 1784 ; 
Joshua, b, Sept. 10, 1786 ; Rebecca, b. Nov. 9, 1788 ; Abraham, b. July 
25, 1791. 

Ebenczcr Nickerson and wife Solone had ch. : Eunice, b. Aug. 30, 

Nathan Nickerson and wife Sarah had ch. : John, b. Dec. 11, 1786; 
Nathan, b. Nov. 5, 1790. 

Enos Nickerson and wife Deborah had ch. : Nehemidh K., b. Feb. II, 

Elijah Nickerson and wife Jemima had ch, : Josiah, b. Nov. 7, 1770; 
Elijah, b. Autr. 7, 1772; Elijah, b, Aug. 29, 1774; Joseph, b. Sept. 27, 
1776; Hannah, b. Sept 4, 1782; David, b. Sept. II, 1785, 

Alen Nickerson and wife PoJly had ch. r James C, b. Nov* 13, 1784 ; 
Rebecca, b. Nov. 3, 1786; Alen, b. Feb. 2, 1789. 

Thomas Newcomb and wife Hepzehah had ch. : Sarah, b. Jan. 20, 
1723 ; Silas, b. April 19, 1725. 

Thomas Newcomb and wife Marce had ch. : Hepzebah, b. June 3, 
1734,- Peggv, b. Feb. 16, 1736; Bety, b. May ID, 1738; Thomas, b, 
Sept. 30, 1740; Mary, b. Jan. 31, 1743 ; Jenah, b. Feb. 4, 1745. 

Silas Newcomb and wife Susannah KiUrorn, ra. Aug. 4, 1748, had ch. : 
Susannah, b. Sept, 6, 1750; Jeremiah, b. Nov. 8, 1753; Sarah, b. Sept. 
8, 1755; Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1758; Silas, b. Dec. 16, 1761. 

Silas Newcomb and wife Aznbah had ch. : Levi, b. Jan. 1, 1791. 

Jeremiah Newcomb and wife Rachel had ch. : Andrew, b. June 11, 

1778 ; Ebenezer, b. Dec, 24, 1781 ; Reuben, b. Aug 6, 1783; C^^ite, b. 
July 7, 1785 ; Rachel, b, Aug. 1, 1768 ; Jeremiah, b. July 19, 1794 

Richard Parry and wife Rebeckah bad ch. : Eleanor, b. Oct. 9, 1768; 
Jemimah, b. Oct. 13, 1770; Richard, b. May 6, 1774. 

Henry Paine and wife Mary had ch. : Henry, b. Aug. 3, 1791; 
Ephraim, b. Nov. 12, 1792. 

Joshua Parce and wife Hepzebah had ch, i Marcy, Sept. 9, 1754 ; 
Joshua, b. Oct. 3, 1756; Margaret, April 1, 1759; Eunice, h. June 9^ 
176J ; Bety, b. May 11, 1764 ; Thomas, b. June 24, 1766 ; William, b, 
Oct. 15, 1768; Jane, b. Sept. 15, 1771 ; Phebe, b Oct 1, 1774, 

Zephaniah Parce and wife Margaret had ch. : Nancy, b. July 12, 1790, 

William Prince and wife Sally had ch. : John, b. July 20, 1791. 

Rev. Samuel Parker m Mrs. Mary Smith, Jan. 14, 1785. 

Benjamin Rider and wife Mehetable had ch. : Benjamin, b. Aug, 28, 
1725; Mehetable, b. Sept, 7, 1729; Mary, b. Feb, 25, 1732; Ann, b. 
Feb. 25, 1732, twins. 

Benjamin Rider and wife Experience had ch. : Daniel, b. July 26, 
1758 ; Benjamin, b. Sept. 3, 1761 ; Isaiah, b. Aug. 14. 1773. 

Samuel Rider and wife Experience had ch. : Samuel, b. May 22, 1725; 
Joseph, b. March 29, 1727 ; Desire, b. Oct. 4» 1728 ; Joseph, b. Oct. 11, 

1854] Births, Marriages, ^c.^ of Provincetown^ M(i8$. 281? 

1730 ; Lydia, b. Oct. 8, 1732 ; Experience, b. Sept 20, 1737 ; Sarah, b. 
Oct. 31, 1739 ; Joshua, b. April 26, 1742. 

Samuel Rider and wife Lydia had ch. : Nathaniel Godfrey, b. Aug. 7, 
1782; Samuel, b. Aug. 1784; Bethia, b. July 21, 1787; Lydia, b. 
March 21, 1789; Benjamin, b. June 6, 1791 ; Atkins, b. May 18, 1795. 

Gershom Rider and wife Barsheba had ch. : Gershom, b. Oct. 1, 1732 ; 
Harce, b. March 9, 1735 ; Thomas, b. July 25, 1737 ; Elisabeth, b. Jan 
23, 1740; Sarsheba, b. Feb. 25, 1742; John, b. May 16, 1744 ; Lot, b. 
Feb. 10, 1746. 

Gershom Rider and wife Elisabeth had ch. : Gershom, b. May 5, 1762. 

Ebenezer Rider and wife Hannah had ch. : Samuel, b. Dec. 13, 1757. 

Joshua Rider and wife Hannah had ch. : Elisabeth Nelson, b. Sept. 29, 
1791; Rebecca, b. July 1, 1794. 

^David Rider and wife Anna had ch. : David, b. Oct 2, 1790 ; Jesse, 
b. June 30, 1792 ; Elisha, b. Nov. 24, 1794. 

Thomas Rider and wife Rebecca had ch. : Nathaniel, b. May 12, 1775. 

Ebenezer Rider and wife Ruth had ch. : Samuel Hinks, b. Oct. 27, 

Lot Rider and wife Mary had ch. : Joseph, b. June 18, 1775; Mary, 
b. Dec. 27, 1777; Lot, b. June 16, 1780; Desire, b. March 2,1783; 
John, b. Aug. 3, 1785; Thomas, b. May 19, 1788. 

Benjamin Rotch and wife Martha had ch. : William, b. Oct. 23, 1729; 
Prince, b. Nov. 1731 ; Joseph, b. Nov. 13, 1733 ; Benjamin, b. Nov. 4, 

William Robbinson and wife Polly had ch. : Thomas, b. Nov. 24, 1792 ; 
Marcey, b. Nov. 3, 1794 

Anthony Strout and wife Abigail had ch. : Debrow, b. March 22, 1725 ; 
Rebecka, b. May 21, 1727; Rebecka, b. May 3, 1729; Job, b. Sept 14, 
1730 ; Rebeeka, b. Feb. 21, 1730-31 ; Job, b. March 26, 1729 ; Daniel, 
b. Feb. 20, 1732-3 ; Abigail, b. July 7, 1735. 

[There is evidently a mistake in the Records of this Family. I have 
given them just as they read. — d. h.] 

John Strout and wife Ruth had ch. : Ruth, b. Feb. 19, 1735-6 ; Elea- 
zer, b. Oct. 29, 1737. 

Christopher Strout and wife Mary had ch. : Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1718; 
Christopher, b. June 26, 1720; Ruth, b. March 11, 1722-8; Dorcas, b. 
July 14, 1724 ; William: b. Sept. 13, 1726; Betty, b. March 17, 1728-9 ; 
Bersiler, b. March 23, 1731-2. 

Joseph Strout and wife Rachel had ch. : Barnabas, b. June 24, 1729 ; 
Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1731 ; Hezekiah, b. Jan. 19, 1735. 

George Strout and wife Keziah had ch. : George, b. Sept 1, 1730, d. 
July 13, 1731 ; Isaiah, b. July 28, 1732; Keziah, b. Sept. 16, 1734; 
Levi, b. Oct. 21, 1737. Keziah d. Aug. 6, 1732. Think it should be 
Isaiah instead of Keziah. 

Elisha Strout and wife Ela had ch. : Ela, b. Oct. 18, 1737. 

Samuel Smith and wife Abigail had ch. : James, b. Aug. 20, 1730, d. 
April 26, 1758; Samuel, b. Oct. 4, 1733; Simeon, b. Oct. 9, 1735; 
Susannah, b. Sept. 4, 1738 ; Abigail, b. June 15, 1740 ; Rebeckah, b. 
Oct. 25, 1743; Sarah, b. May 25, 1745. 

Samuel Smith and wife Ruth had ch. : Ephraim, b. Jaa 31, 1757 ; 
Hannah, b. March 22, 1759 ; John, b. Aug. 29, 1761 ; Jesse, b. July 17, 
1765; Chloe, b. Oct 10, 1767; Ruth, b. Jan. 3, 1770. 

Samuel Smith and wife Abigail had ch. : Samuel^ b. ^^\, W ^\!V^. 

Beriah Smith and wife Elisabeth had ch. : l&\)«Ci«TAt^\^. Km%A\^W^. 

Births J Marriages J ^"c, of Prtmncetown^ Mass. [Julyi 

Simeon Smith and wife Susannah had ch. : Margaret, b. May 3, 1759; 
James, b, Aug. 9, 1763; Susannah, b. July 1, 1765; Abigail, b. Dec. 17, 
1767 ; Samuel, b. No?. 26, 1772. 

James Smith and wife Elisabeth had ch. : Mary, b. Dec. 16, 1753; 
Enock, b. Oct. 16, 1755; James, b. Jan. 13, 175S. ' 

Enock Smith and wife Mary had ch, : Sarah, b. May 26, 1784 ; Enock, 
b. Aug. 23, 1786; David, b. Sept. tJ3, 1791; Jesse, b. Oct. 9, 1793; 
Joseph H-, b. Oct. 14, 1797; Zubali, h. Dec. 25, 1795, 

Daniel Smith and wife Martha had ch, : Lewis L,, b. Oct, 8, 1789 ; 
Daniel, b. Sept. 10, 1791. 

Seth Smith and wife Eliza ha,d ch. : Elbrldge, b. Aug. 27» 1784; Da- 
vid, b. April 15, 1781. 

John Small and wife Hannah had ch. : Lydia, b. Oct. 26, 1729; John, 
b. Oct. B, 1731 ; Hannah, b. March 26, 1734 ; David, b. May 19, 17 30. 

Edward Small and wife Abigail had ch. : Abigail, b. Sept. 30, 1731 ; 
Micho, b. Apri! 6, 1733; Job, b* Sept. 9,1734; Edward, b. AprU 1, 

Elisha Small and wife Bethiah had ch. : Nathaniel, b. Aug. 10, 1736» 

John Savage and wife Deliverance had ch. : Abigail, b. July 6, 1793. 

Richard Stevens and wife Mercy had cli. : Richard, b. July 21, 177 L 

Robert Suapcr and wife Isabel had ch. : Samuel, b, July 21, 1791; 
Elisabeth, h. Oct. 10, 1793. 

Taller Smalley and wife Mary had ch» : Tailer, b. June 6, 1702 ; John, 
b. Oct. I, 1794; Mary, b. Oct. 28, 1796; Benjamin, b. Dec. 20, 1802. 

Philip Til ton and wife Desire had ch. : Experience, b. Nov. 26, 1747 ; 
Marcv, h. Oct. 12, 1750; James, b. April 19, 1753; Desire, b. Aug. 29, 
1755^; William, b. July 28, 1759 ; Rodah, b. Aug. 28, 1762. 

William Tilton and wife Marca had ch. : William, b. Sept. 16, 1723; 
Philip, b. Sept, 16» 1723, twins; Rhoda, b. Nov. 25, 1726 ; James, b- 
May 10, 1731. 

Nathan Tubbs and wife Dorcas had ch. : Peggy, b. May 6, 1788. 

George Whitford and wife Susannah had ch. : Rebeckah, b. Dec* 21, 

Christopher Webber and wife Mary had ch. : Sarah, b. Jan. 19, 1731 ; 
John, b, Sept. 13, 1732. 

Thomas Watkins and wife Sarah had ch : Joanna, b. Aug 18, 1780. 

Jahez Walker and wife Sarah At wood m. July 17, 1748, had ch. ; 
Jabez, b. Dec. 7, 1749 ; James, b, Dec. 5, 1752, 

George Whorff and wife MeJiitable had ch. : Susannah, b. Nov, 19, 

John W^horflT and wife Rebecca had ch. : Mary, b. June 19, 1783; 
John, b. Aug. 17, 1785; Thomas Rider, b. Jan. 10, 1788; Rebecca, b, 
July 20, 1790 ; Sally, b. Jan. 22, 1793 ; Betsey, b. Nov. 7, 1794. 

John W^horiT and wife Sarah had ch. : George, b. May 15, 1763 ; 
Isaac, b. Oct. 29, 1765 ; Joseph, b. Aug, 12, 1768; Samuel, b. April 2S>/ , 
1772 ; Sarah, b. Sept, 16, 1758. 

William Wareham and wife Jane had ch. : Martin, b. Oct 2, 1792 ; 
Martin, b. Dec. 2, 1703, 

Robert Wickson and wife Zuby had ch. : Crowel, b, Jan, 13, 1780 ; 
Isaiah, b. Feb. 1, 1783; Robert, b. Aug. 20, 1788. 

David Young and wife Joanna had ch. : Joanna W^alker, b, July 18* 

Samuel Young and wife Marcy had ch. : Mury, b. Oct. 7, 1763. 
Mary, wife of Samuel Yoking, 4. Wo.^ I^Vlft^. 

1864.] Early Settlers of Salisbury , Mass. 223 



[By Asa W. Browii , of Cleveland, late of Cincinnati, 0.] 
[Concluded from page 162 ] 

STOCKMAN, Joseph, m. Hannah d. of Jacob Morrell 14 Jan. 1701-2. 
Ch. Dorothy 14 Sept. 1702. 

TONGUE, Stephen, w. Mary d. 24 April 1700. Ch. Deborah 8 July 
87 ; Mary 24 July 89 ; Joana 28 Dec. 93 (91) ? d. 10 July 93 ; Sarah 11 
Feb. 93 ; Stephen 9 Dec. 96. 

TOWSLY, Michael, a soldier from Hampton, in King Philip's wur, 
1676 ; m. 4 June 78 Mary Hussey. Ch. Mary 17 March 78. [Perhaps 
moved to Nantucket.] 

TRUE, Henry, m. Jane Bradbury 16 March 1667-8. Ch. Mary 30 
May 68 ; Wm. June, 70 ; Henry 6 Jan. 73 ; Jane 5 Dec. 76 ; John 28 
Feb. 78; Jemima 16 I 80-1 ; Jabez 19 Feb. 82. 

Joseph m. Ruth Whittier 20 April 75. [Ruth True d. 16 Dec. 1719.] 
Ch. Joseph 9 Jan. 75; John 18 Aug. 77, d. 13 Dec. 77; Joseph 4 March 
78-9 ; Ruth 5 Oct. 83, m. 26 Oct. 1703 Capt. John Giles of Casco, she 

d. 27th of 1720 at Salisbury ; Israel 14 Dec. ,87 ; Benj. 5 March 


Joseph m. Keziah Hubbard 16 Dec. 1701. Ch. Israel 23 Dec. 1702. 

Henry w. Abigail. Ch. Samuel 29 Nov. 1700, d. 29 June 1701. Hen- 
ry ra. Abigail French 20 Dec. 99. 

Wm. w. Eleanor. Ch. Benj. 10 Jan. 93-4 ; Mary 26 Feb. 95-6 ; Han- 
nah 28 Aug. 98 ; Wm. 16 Nov. 1700. 

TUCK£R, Morris, m. Eliza'h Stevens 14 8 61 ; she d. 16 8 62. [He 
must have had a second w. Elizabeth.] Ch. Benoni 16 8 62 ; John 16 6 
64 ; Mary 31 3 66 ; James 28 10 67 ; Sarah 19 3 70 ; Joseph 20 12 71 ; 
Jabez 5 12 74 ; Eliza'h 7 April 77 ; Morris 6 Sept. 79. 

Benoni m. Ebenezer Nicholls June 1686. Ch. Ebenezer (a son) 31 
March 87 ; Benj. 12 Jan. 89 ; Nath'l 12 Nov. 92 ; Eliza'h 24 March 
94-5 ; Mary 4 May 97. 

Joseph w. Phebe. Ch. James 25 April 97 ; Samuel 16 April 99 ; Jo- 
seph 29 Aug. 1702. Joseph pub. 14 Oct. 95 Phebe Page. 

TRESWELL, Henry, w. Martha. Ch. Sarah 26 July 86. ' 

WATSON, John, m. Ruth Griffin, 1688. Ch. Abra'm 13 Dec. 88 ; 
John 11 Sept 90, d. 1690 or 91 ; Hannah 5 April 95, d. 12 April 95 ; 
Jona. 12 Oct. 96. 

WEED, John, m. Deborah Winsly 14 Nov. 1650. Ch. Samuel 15 12 
51 ; Mary 5 7 53 ; John 1 9 55 ; Ann 26 5 57 ; Deborah 15 4 59 ; 
George 25 3 61 ; Ephraim 24 12 66. 

WILLIX, Belshazzar, d. 23 1 50-1 ; m. Mary wid. of Thomas Haux- 
worth ; she d. July 1675. 

WHEELER, Henry, w. Abigail. Ch. Henry 13 2 59 ; Abigail 9 1 
60; Wm. 6 7 63; Moses 24 4 66 ; Ann 27 3 67; James 27 3 67; Jo- 
siah 23 2 69 ; Ruth 15 5 71 ; NathM 28 March 75 ; Jeremiah 17 July 77; 
Benj. 15 Jan. 81-2 ; Mary 5 June 85. 

Henry w. Rachel. Ch. Rachel b. 19 May 84. 

Josiah w. Elizabeth. Ch. Henry 25 Feb. 92-3 ; Eliza'h 12 July 95 ; 
Jeremiah 9 Aug. 97 ; Benj. 13 July 99 ; Moses 16 Aug. 1702. 


Early Settlers of Salisbury, Mass. 


WHITTIER, Tifos., w. Ruth. Ch. Mary 9 8 47 ; m. Benj, Pogc of 
Haverhill 21 Sept. 66 

NaihM m. Mary Osgood 26 Aug 85, Ch. Reuben 17 March 85-6? 
Ruth 14 Oct. 88. 

WllNTWORTH, Gershom, m, Hannah French, 18 March 95-6. Ch. 
Mary 14 May 97 ; Samuei 5 Dec. 99. 

WINSLY, ( WINSLOW) ? Samuel, d. *i 4 63; w. Eliza'h. Ch. Sam- 
uel b. before 1635 ; Ephrafm b. 15 2 41 ; Elisha 30 r\ 46 ; Eliza'h d. 2 
4 49 ; Deborah oi. John Weed ; Nathaniel m. Mary Jones 14 Oct. 61 ; 
widow Aun d. 21 March 76, a second wjfe. 

Ef>hraim m. Mary Greely 26 March 68. Ch, Mary 1669 ; Samuel 21 
10 70, m 29 April 96 Catimrine Stephens; Eliza'h 16 Feb. 73; Martha 
21 March 76-7 ; d. 4th [lorn] 1677 ; Martha 6 March 84-5 ; d. 22 Aug. 
97 ; Hannah 23 March 88-9 ; W. Mary d. 11 Aug. 97. 

WOOD, Tryall, d. 11 June 1678. 

WOJiCESTER, Rev. Willum, d. 28 8 62 ; w. Sarah d. 23 2 50 ; he 
m, R6hecca Hall 22 July 50. Ch. Sarah b. 4 2 41 ; d. 1 2 41 ; Timothy 
H 3 42 1 Moses 16 9 43 ; Sarah 22 4 46 ; d. 9 1 49-50 ; Elizabeth 9 1 
48; d. 1649; Eliza'h 9 U 49, 

Timothy w. Susanna. Ch. Samh 15 6 67 ; Susanna 29 10 7L [See 

Sariiucl w. Eliza'h. Ch. William 21 5 61, 

WORTBEN, EzEKiEL, m. Hannah d. of George Martin 4 Dec. 166L 
Ch. Hannah 21 2 63; John 12 12 64 ■ Thos. b, 31 8 67, 


Wm. Moore and Mary Veazey 8 mo. 1673 (7lh Oct.) 
Joel (Judkins) ? and Mary Bean 25 4 74. 
Kensley Hall and Eliza'h Dudley 25 7 74, 
Robert Smart, Jr. and Elnetl Pratly 25 7 74, 
Christopher Kenniston and Mary Muehamore, (both of Portsmouth, liv^ 
ing at Greenland,) 4 10 77. 

Edward Oilman and Abigail Mandrake 20 10 74. 

Nicholas M or re 1 1 and MargVtt Langdon 4 Aug. 79, of Portsmouth. 

Rob't Hickson and Surah Brewster of P, 26 7 79. 


Richard Currier and Dorothy Barnard 29 Aug. 1695, 
John Hartshorn and Hannah Frame 16 March 95-6, 
Jona, Eaton and Sarah Sanders 19 March 95-6. 
Wm. Challis and MargM Fowler 2 Jan. 98-9, 
John Challis and Sarah Frame 26 .Tan. 98-9. 
Roger Stevens and Sarah Nicholls 24 Nov. 98, 

John Thompson and Brewer 1690 [lorn], 

Jolm Morrell and Mary Allen 23 Sept, 1702 . 
Thos. Harris and Mary Wheeler 14 Oct, 1702. 

John Morrell and Mary Stevens 23 mber 1703. 

Ezekiel Morrell and Abigail W^adleigli (22) 12 Jan. 1704-5. 

Thos. Morrell and Hannah Allen 7 June 1705. 

Benj. Stevens and Mary Greeley 22 Nov, 05. 

Joseph Abbey of Exeter and Abigail Severance 30 Nov. 05, 

[.Toseph] son of Joseph of Wenham, b, 12 Aug. 1673; an only child 




1854.] Record of Rev. Samuel Niles. 225 

Joana b. 15 Nov. 1706 ; the wid. Abigail m. Philip Greeley 11 Dec. 1707. 
See 233 page of vol. VI.] • ' 

Ephraim Davis of Haverhill and Hannah Eastman 7 Feb. 1705--6. 

Daniel Morrell and Hannah Stevens 23 Jan. 1706-7. 

John Stockman and Joana Cotton 1 Jan. 1707-8. 

Jabez True and Sarah Tappan 8 Jan. 1707-8. 

TimV French and Ruth Greeley 29 April 1708. 

Daniel Merrill and Widow Sarah Page 29 May 1708. 

John Greely and Ann Hadlock 23 Nov. 1708. 

Wm. Hackett and Hannah Young 9 Dec. 1708. 

Samuel Curr and Sarah Healey 24 Aug. 1709. 

Tim^y Frencli of Kingston and Sarah Heard 24 Nov. 

Joseph Clifibrd of Kingston and Sarah French 18 April 1710. 

Philip Flanders and Joana Smith 2 Feb. 1709-10. 

Henry Young and Ruth Morrell 2 Feb. 1709-10. 

Nath. Whittier and Wid. Mary Ring June 1710. 
• Stephen Merrill and Mary Carr 20 July 1710. 

Eben'r Ayers of Newbury and Dorcas Getchell 5 Oct. 1710. 

Thos. Bartlett of Newbury and Sarah Webster 14 Feb. 171/^11. 

Thos. Flanders and Cath'e Hackett 8 March. 

Joseph Wadleigh and Abigail Allen 9 Jan. 171 1-2. 

Abra^m Watson and Mary Severance 14 March 1711-2. 


John Frieze and [torn] Carr 26 July 1696. 

Ezekiel Grauath and Eliza'h Hook (1698) ? May 28th. 
Caleb Norton and Susanna Frame 18 Feb. 1799-0. 

Hook and Judith March 1 June 1700. 

Onesiphorus Page and Ruth Merrill 22 April 1701. 
John Hadlock and Ann Collins 22 Aug. 1701. 
Isaac Colby and Hannah Getchell 20 Nov. 1701. 
Thos. Graves and Mary Wheeler 11 July 1702. 
John Osgood, s. of John and Bethiah Shepherd 21 Oct 1702. 
Thos. Bradbury and Mary Hilton, 24 Oct. 1702. 
Andrew Greeley and Eleanor Hook 19 Dec. 1702. 
RichM Palmer of Bradford and Mary Downer 26 March 1703. 
Zacheriah Eastman and Martha Thorn of Ipswich Ist Hay. 
Philip Colby and Ann Webster 14 May 1703. 
. Bcnj. Eastman and Judith Knight [torn.] 

Mr. Drake, — I have found the Record of Rev. Samuel Niles, the 2d 
minister of 2d or S. Parish of Braintree, who was bom 1673, and or- 
dained 1711. It is veryfuU and particular ^ gives his mother's pedigree, 
and all baptisms down to 1765, or about then, &c., &c. It was inher- 
ited by his son, Judge Niles, and carried by him, in extreme old age, to 
Connecticut, where he died. It was aflerwards committed to his son. 
Rev. SamM N. of Abington, whose aged daughters, now occupying the 
house he lefl at Abington Centre, have this Record. Will you please to 
name the discovery of this Record and where it can be found, that the 
pastor and selectmen of Braintree may seek transcript. 




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Note* to Pedigree o/Frye. 


K 228 Deaths and Burials in 

Marshjield, [July. " 






^^^L [Communk-ated b}' JMiss M. 

A. Tuojiis.] 

^ [Coucladcd from page 192] 


William Sherman sen. 


Oct 25, 1679. 

James Emerson a dau. 


Feb. 28, 1680. 

Bathsheba dau. of Wm Ford 


Mar. 12, 1680. 

Robert Carver 


Apl. — , 1680, 

being 86 years old 

Sarah wife of Samuel Sherman 


July — , 1680. 

— nah wife of Edward 


Oct. 1, 1680. 

Gov Josiah Winslow 


Dec. 2% Um. 

Deborah dan, of Josiah Snow 


Oct. 31, 1681. 

Ellen widow of Kenelm Winslow 


Dec. 5, 1661, 

be'mg 83 years old 


Samuel son of Richard Clulds 


Doc. 10, 168t|^H 

Sarah wife of John Thomas sen. 


Jan. 2, I6S3^^W 

George son of John Rouse Jun. 


Feb. 26, \m% ■ 

JoBiah son of Nath^ Winslow 


May 16, 16812. ■ 

Abigail dau. of Michael Ford 


June 26, 1682. ■ 

Anne dau. of John Sawyer 


Sept. 1, 1682. ■ 

Timothy Williamson 


Sept. 18, 1682. ■ 

Margaret widow of Arthur Howiand Sen. 


Oct 23, 1683. ■ 

Michael Ford had two dau. 


Nov. 17, 1683. ■ 

Isaac Little a dau. 


Dec. 17, 1683. ■ 

Christopher Winter 


Dec. 22, 1683. ' ■ 

Joseph Trouant and Israel Holmes were 



away sailing into Plymoulli harbor and drown* 


edj buried at Plymouth 

Feb. 24, 1684. ■ 

Anna widow of Wm, Ford sen. 


Sept 1, 1684. ■ 

Joano wife of Thomas Dogget 


Sept. 4, 1684. ■ 

Susanna dau- of Thomas Tilden 


Sept 0, 1684. ■ 

Persia wife of John Doggel 


_ _ i6tU. ■ 

John Roussc 


Sept 16, 1684. ■ 

Mr. John Bourn 


Dec. 8, 1684. ■ 

^^H John son of Thomas Tilden 


1 Apt 20, 1685. ■ 

^^B ^iorris Truant 


Apt 21, 1685. ■ 

V Alice late wife of Mr. John Bowrn 


1 May 9, 1686. ■ 

H Elizabeth dau. of Thomas BowTn 


1 Apt 14, 1689. ■ 

H Bethiah dau. of Isaac Little 


— — 168U. ■ 

H ' Mary wife of Samuel Dogget 


Apl. — ', 1690. ■ 

H Elizabeth widow of Wm Holmes 


Feb. 17, 1689. ■ 

H in the 86 year of her age 


H Elizabeth wife of Abram Holmes 


May — , 1690. ■ 

H Joseph Thomas 


July 13, 1690. ■ 

B The Wife of Samet Waterman 


July — , 16-0. ■ 

H Martha wife of John Hewet 


Juno 22, 1691. ■ 

H Alice dau. of Josiah 


Aug. — , 1691. ■ 

H Jacob Dingley 


Aug. 18, 1691. ■ 

H Daniel Crooker 


Feb. 5, 1692. ■ 

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Aug. — , 1692. ■ 

1864.] Deaths and Burials in Marshfield. 229 

Josias Show deceased Aug. — , 1692. 

Thomas Doggett " May 18, 1692. 

Edward Bumpus " Feb. 3, 1693.-^ 

Isaac son of John Doggett buried Sept. 21, 1692. 

Mercy wife of John Sawyer '.* Feb. 10, 1693. 

Hannah widow of old Edward Bumpus deceased Feb. 12, 1693.'^^ 

The wife of Francis Crocker •* Mar. — , 1692-3. 

James Maccall '' May 9, 1693. 

Mr. Samuel Arnold *« Sept. 1, 1603. 

William Norcutt " Sept. 18, 1693. 

William White «' Jan. 24, 1695. 

Elizabeth Carver " Apl. 4, 1694. 

William son of Josiah Ford ** Aug. — , 1696. 

Lydia wife of Experience Branch " Nov. 5, 1697. 

Experience Branch « Nov. 14, 1697. 

Christopher son of Jonathan Crocker ^ " Feb. 1 , 1699. 

William son of Thomas Doggett * " Feb. 16, 1699. 

Susanna wife of Clement King ^^ June 19, 1699. 

Lieu. Isaac Little " . Nov. 24, 1699. 
John Thomas and John Bay ley drowned going 

out of Greenes harbor in a canoe " May 24, 1699. 

Elizabeth wife of Thomas Bourn " Apl. 2, 1707. 

Sarah dau. of Dea. John Foster " Apl. 7, 1702. 

Mary wife f)f Dea. John Foster " Sept. 25, 1702. 
Mrs. Penelope Winslow widow of Gov. Josiah 

Winslow aged 73 " Dec. 7, 1703. 

John Rose Jun. «* May 27, 1704. 
Church Records, VRev. Mr, Edward Thompson dyed Mar. 16, 1704-6. 

Capt. Peregrine White deceased July 20, 1704. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Velham " Apl. 1, 1706. 

Josiah son of Wm. Stephens Jun. ** Jan. — , 1707. 

Mr. Joseph Waterman • " Jan. — , 1707-8. 

Elizabeth wife of Ichabod Bartlett " Oct. — , 1708. 

Abigail dau. of Solomon Hewet ^' Dec. 8, 1709. 

Mrs. Sarah White (widow of Peregrin White) " , Jan. 22, 1711. 

Elizabeth wife of Anthony Eames Jun. ** Feb. 18, 1711. 

Rebecka wife of John Sawyer ^' Apl. 28, 1711. 

Hannah wife of Joseph Rose Jun. •* Sept. 30, 1711. 

Joseph son of Joseph Rose Jun. ** Sept. 30, 1711. 

Hannah wife of John Barker *' June 30, 1713. 

Joseph son of Joseph Waterman '^ Mar. 28, 1715. 

Mary Childs " Apl. 10, 1715. • 

Rebecka dau. of Samuel Baker " Apl. 20, 1715. 

Anthony Waterman deceased Apl. 3, 1715. 

Joseph Waterman " Nov. 23, 1715. 

Ralph Norcutt " Dec. 2, 1715. 

Solomon Hewet ^' Dec. 5, 1715. 

Lidia wife of Nath> Winslow " Apl. 8, 1716. 

Grace dau. of Joseph Childs <' Apl. 22, 1716. 

Rachel wife of Jamea Maccall t '' Dec. 8, 1716. 

Joseph Childs " Mar. 11, 1717-8. 

. John Rogers " May 7, 1717. 

in the 85th year of his age. 


Johnson Family. 


into America, he shail declare in fayor of the Americans ; and the King 
of England has reconsidered his intentions. 

I desire that none of our people will come here to gazej as there is the 
utmost danger of the small pox. 

Since I wrote ihe foregoing, two of the selectmen of Boston came into 
the council, and they confirm what I wrote, except tliat the child was found 
in a garret, sewed up in canvass, and must have been there 5 or 6 weeks. 

They say the toties, about a fortnight ago, were in high spirits, encour- , 
aging the troops that they would become masters of America — bm when 
the orders were given to sail, they were struck with paleness aj>d aston* 
ishment. There is not a Chandler,* Willard,t nor Putnam ;| they are 
all gone* Mortifying indeed ! The selectmen say the torni is in a most 
dreadful condition ; houses torn, streets nasty, town empty- They car- 
ried away the prisoners taken at Bunker Hill, in irons, also Master Love* 
welL* They left some of their draught horses and about 1,000 busliels 
of wheat. The bells and organs are not hurt. 

I am your consort, 



Morris Johnson, an Atdernaan ^ a daughter of Lossels, aliAS 
of Stamford, Co. Lincoln. Lacy, of Stamford, 

Robert, of North Luffenham, Co. = 
Rutland, Archdeacon of licicester. 

Catherine, wife of Edward Over- 
ton of Marcote, Co. Rutland, 

A daughter of Meadows, = Abram of South ^ Cicely, daughter of Lao- 



Isaac, Eaq, =* Lady Arabella, dau. of 
the Earl of Lincoln. 

Samuel, Baniel, 
ob. 1658. ob. 1670. 

James. Nat 

rence Chadderton, J>, D, 
Second wift. 


Francis. EHuabeth. 

The above pedigree is from Wright's History of Rutlandshire, emi|^ 36, and 
also this coat of arms for Johnson, which I found in one of the Hernia's Visitatiooi 
at the British Museum. The bearings are given in Wright's History : — 

*^rrM. — Arg, a chev. aa. between three lions' headi^ erased gu, crowned do- 
cdly, or. 

CrtaL — A lion^B bead erased, gu. crowned ducally, or, between a plume of two 
Offtricit feathers, arg. 

General William Augustus Johneon, a descendant, livee at ** Withara on the 
Hill," and hia nephew, William Henry Johnson, is Rector of llie Church at the 
same place. I waa there and at Clipabam in March, 1850. D. Dudli?. 

* Hon. John C. Chandler of Worcester, died in Londonj in 1@(N}> aged 60^ 
f Abel WfHard of Lancasier, died in Englandf in 1781. 

_' t Hon. James Patnam^ an eminent lawyer in Worcester, He died at St. Joba», in 

1789, aged 64. 

^ Lovelt it should be. He was master of the Sooth Grammar School in Boston, 
and died at Halifax, in 1778, aged 70. — E. D. 


Petition of New Hampshire Settlers. 



[Mass, Archives, Book Z5,p, 229.] 

To the Hon'"* the Governour & Councill of their Maj** Colony of the 

Matthathusets in New England 

The humble Addresse of the Inhabitants and train solders of y^ Prov- 
ince of New Hampshire Febr^ 20 1689 

Humbly sheweth 

That whereas since the late Revolution in yo' Colony you have Ex- 
erted a power of Government over their Maj** Subjects Inhabitants therein 
wh^^ wee are given to understand their Maj^' have been graciously pleasM 
to approve off, and ImpowerM you to continue the same till further order ; 
And wee who were formerly under yo' Government having been for some 
time distitute of power Sufficient to put our selves into A capacity of de- 
fence against the comon enemie, and having w^ great Expectation 
awaited their Maj^ order for A settlemt amongs^ us wh^^ not yet ariving 
considering also how liable wee are to destruction by the Enemy w<^ of 
our selves wee cannot prevent ; wee are therefore Necessitated at present 
to Supplicate yo^ Honours for Government & Protection as formerly untill 
their Maj^ pleasure shall be known concerning vs. Hereby obliging our 
selves to A dve submission therto, and payment of our Eqvall proportion 
(according to our capacity) of the charge y^ shall arise for the defence of 
the Country against the common Enemy, praying also that such persons 
may be Commissionated to comand the Militia as have already beeni or 
shall be chosen by the trained soldiers in the respective Towns desireing 
yo' Hon" to grant us this our reqvests & yo^ pet" shall ever pray 

Christian D[ ?] 

Andrew Wiggin 
Nathaniel Wright 

[ ?] Wiggin 

Phillip X Daday 
WiUiam KeUye [?] 
Simon W iggin 
Isaac Cole 
Roger Kelee 
Georg Person 
Will Wintworth 
Elicksander Gorden 
Necolas Gorden 
Philip Hnnton 
Jonathan Ciuk 
Tbo Veasee 
John Docker 
Silluanos Wkitworth 
Thomas Dodlee 
Moses Gilman j' 
Jean Pickett 
John Sinkler 
Robert Powel 


Mark Stac^ 
Ben Jones B 
Humphree Willson 
Peter Coffin 
Moaes Gilman 
Edw. Gillman 
John Gillman 
John Foullsam 
John Gillman senor 
Nathaniel Fonldiam 

loses Leaoitt 
Kinsley Hall 
Francis Lyfbrd 
Willm Catter For Batter] 
Stephen Dndlay 
James GiUmaa 
Moses Gillman 
Daniel Beame 
Sam Hilton 
James X Thomas 
Charles Gliddon 

the mark of 
Robert R Smart 

the mark of 
Wm X HUten 

his marks 
Wm X Perkin 
Rob' Smart Jo' 
Jn^X SymoiM 

his marks 
HeniT Williams 
Jn« Wheeler by ord^ 
Jn« Hilton by ml' 
T%eesp order 
Robert Wadlee 
Steuen Robeson 
John Sinkler Ju^ 
Ed: Danell 
Natha Hall 
Tho Jackwn 
Rich Margin Jo' R 
Georg Jons 
Georg Roberds S 
Henry X Langstaff r 
Richard X Roo 
John Dam 
John Nutter 
Henry LangM 

■ 234 Petition of New Hampshirt 

' Settlers. [Jyly, 

H Samuel Rowlincs 

Thomas Austin 

Geo: Snell 

H John KeniBtan 

Isack X Stoke 

John CheuiUlie 

H Joseph Stower 

ThorX Whithonseaen^ 

Sylan 4- Lowell 
Donili Wentworth 

H Georg ^ Brawn 

Dauid Hammilto 

■ Ichttbod X Rawlins 

Hftteuill Roberts 

Daniell Bwgg 

■^ James Sinkler 

Joseph Roberts 

Thomas Stearna 

^^K Joell Judkin 

Ralph Hall 

Richard -j- Monaon 

^^B EphriL Foull&hani 

John Roberts 

Pettur + Babt 

John WillBon 


John Jackaon 

VVillm More 

William Furbur sen' 

Lewis + Willeanw 

Tho X Rftwlint 

Nicholas Harris 

John Dauid iur 

Nehemiah Leauitt 

Roger Roscar ? 

John Gotten 

John Gillman 

John Bickford 

John Woodman 

WilJeam X Taylor 

Nath Fry-er 
Robt Ei iott 

John Gerriah 

Danid Savane 

Tliomafl Packer 

Biley Dudly 

Tho Cobbett 

Thomas Edgerley 

SaralJ Leauitt 

John Halch 

John Robearta 

Theophilus Dudley 
Jonathan Thing 

Sidrach Walton 

John Rand 

by hifl order 

Zacbarias Feild 

Samuell Gillman 

Joehua Frj^er 

Tho + Roberts seenyar 
John Hall 

Thea Smith 

Elias Stileman 

Samuell Beane 

R^ h Fy« Jor [?] 

Thonitts Young 

f^amuell Thing 

?] Pitman 

William Furber 

John Beane 

.'ohn Davii! 

Thomas Chesly ^^H 

Jamefi X Skead 

Jantee Smith 

James Davis ^^^1 

Eliazar X Elkiia 

Hen Sise 

Philip Chesley ^^H 
Thomas Chcste ^^H 

Necolas X Norea 

Nathaniel Hill 

John Scribner 

Frences X Pitman 

Robert Wfttflon ^^B 

John X Bean 

his mark 

Stephen Jones ^| 

Daued X Robeflon 

John X Horah 

Thomas 4> Aish ■ 
Edward -f Leatheiv ■ 

Anthony X Horn 

John X Hayes 

Jeremiah Gillman 

Robert Burnum 

PhillejD + Chesley ■ 
John Pittman ^^ 

John X Dery 

Jeremiah Bumum 

Joseph Meder 

Richard W^alldins 

Jems + Terry H 

John X Willie 

John Bu9s 

Nathanel James Sr [?] ■ 

Robert Euena sen' 

John X Meder Ben 

Nathanel Jamet [?] ^^B 

by order 

John Meder Jn 

Chars A tin M^B 

John Church 

Joseph Dauis 

John Johnston ^^^H 

Sami Heard 

Earned X Squier 

John + Fo8 ^^H 

Ezechcll X Wintworth 

Stephen X Willy 

Tho Lewis ^^H 

John Ham 

Nicholas Dam 

John Sherbum ^^^H 

Jenkin X Jones 

Moses Dania 

John Gate ^^^H 

Thomas Downea 

William X Tascut 

Richard 4- Got ^^H 

Geraham Wont worth 

Berian Hicgena 
Thomas Bickford 

Ed 4- Kasee ^^1 
2fv* -\- Aucry ^^^H 

Nathaniel Heard 

John X Cooke 

Charlea X Adems sen 

Wilbam Pitman ^^^H 

Beniara Cooke ? 

Willem X Willeros 

Edward Gate ^^^| 

Georce X Ricker 
John roete 

John X Bnncker 

Nathaniel Ayers ^^^H 

Bengernen -|- MatJius 

Fran: 4- Jones ^^^H 

Matvrin X Ricker 

John + Pinear 

Petter+Welk ^^1 

Elizabeth X Horae 

Joseph Kent 

John Savafe ^^^H 

Mark X Goyles 

Salathiel + Derbon 

John -|- Phelbrook ^^H 

William Kin 

Stephen + Jenken 
Philep Doule« 

Robert 4- HinksoQ ^^^| 

Joseph Canne 

Mark Ayers ^^M 

Edward Alien 

by order 

Henry Keeirke ^^^H 

Tho: Eury ■ 

John X Cook 

Wm, Dnrgen by order 
Tho: Graflon 

Jd» Ellis 

Robert 4- Pudington ^_J 
Samuel Neal ^^^H 

William Waymoth 

Jn'*: Shipway 

Thomas Robberts 

Sam: Wentworth 

Wm Gotlon ^^^1 

William X Willey 

Thomaa Naramo 

8am» Wentworth ^^H 

John 0iiren 

John Tucker Sener 

John -f> Bartlett ^^H 



Monument to Jefferson. 


John Snell 
Aaron Moses 
Willeam -f- Richards 
John -f- Holmes 
Samaell Bomum 
Georjgr Walker 
William Seauy . 
John Senay 
Nathaniell Seuay 
Samoell Seuay 
Thomas Kany 
Thomas -j- Aims 
George Tebby 
Samaell 4- Kand 
Frances 4- Rand 
Anta 4" Bracket 
John 4* Harden 
Waltar Nele 
John Pickerin seeyer 
Tobias Lansdon 
John Partridge 
Wla m Partridge 
John Fletcher 
Sam" Blagdon 
Jn« Plaisted 
Elisha Plaisted 
Samaell Clarke 
Matthew Nelson 
Georse Hanttris 
Joseph Alexander 
John Wakcome 
Jdm Baker 
Benjamin Cotton 
Ohadiah Mors 
John 4- Westbrock 
John Bmster 
John Westbruck 
Richard Waterhouse 
Georg Fabin 
Jdm Vrin 
Elisha Briard 
Richard Webber 
John Oluer 
Th: Lucey 
Jacob Laaers 
Thomas Bek 

Jotham Lewis 
Nicolas Walden 
John Tacker Janer 
Edward Keerick 
Daniell Wescott 
John Treeweek 
John Sill [or Hill] 
Hennr Sherbom 
Abraham Lewis 
William -(- Deanes 

[or Deaues] 
Nicolas Bennett 
Timothy DauLs 
Thomas 4- Pudinton 
Thomas Edments 
James Tvcker 
Thomas Jackson 
William Cate 
Job + Westebruck 
John Pickerin junior 
William + Bond 
Rich<* Martyn 
Wm Vaughan 
Richo Waldron 
Samuel Kears 

Richard Jose [ 7] 

Samii Penhallow 

Wm Partridge 

Jo» Cutt 

John Light 

John Dennat 

John Sharbom seeyar 

by his order 
Nathanell Drak 
John 4- Foss seenyar 
John 4- Bery senyer 
William Wallis 
Georg Walles 
John Sherbum : m^ 
Sem Misroy [?1 
Jestenyan -(- Kichards 
Thomas Parkham [?] 
John + Lewes 
James Case wall \7] 
John Partredge 
Philip Lewes 

Lenard 4; Weeks 
John Fabian 
John Quin [?] 
Edward Goue 
Moris 4" Hobs 
John Moulton sen' 
Daniel Tilton 
Isack 4- Godfree 
Thamas Webstar 
John Sanborn iu 
John Taylor 
John Godfree 
Moris Hobes 
Joseph (undecipherable) 
Joseph Ste (erased) 
Jonathan Philb[rick] 
Abraham Drak 
John Smith 
Humphry Perkins 
Thomas Derhara 
Wflleam 4- Lain 
Nathll Bachiler 
Nathanil Samboum 
Samuell Shuorbume 
John l*ucke 
David Kincard 
Edmud Johnson 
John Leauitt 
Joseph Cass 
William Field 
Beniemen Fifeld 
Nathaniel Bacheler Ju" 

by order 
Sammuel Colcord 
Joseph Moultn 
Richard Sanboum 
Christopher Page 
Abraham Drake 
Benjabin 4- Molton 
Isack 4" Maston 
Samuel Robey 
John Cram 
Samuel Fog 
John 4- Fowler 
Aaron Sleeper 
Thomas Philbrick sen 

Monument to Jefferson. — The grave of Mr. JefiersoOi at Monticello, 
is marked by a granite obelisk, eiffht feet high. On a piece of marble in- 
serted on its southern face, is inscribed an epitaph, found among his 
papers, after his death, in his own handwriting, m these words : 

Here lies buried 

Thomas Jefferson, 

Author of the Declaration of American Independence, 

Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, 

And Father of the University of Virginia. 

June, 185a 


Early Marriages in Bradford, Mass. 



[Copieil from ihc Town Rtconlj*, bjr AtFRco Pook.* a Member of the New EngSand 
Hisioric-Genealogical Society.] 

Benjamin Gage autl Prtidciice Levar w 

Samuel Stickney and Prudence Gage 

Samuel Gage and Fahh Stickney 

Daniel Gage and Sarah Kimball 

William Hardy and Rulh Tenny 

John Simmons and Mary Pierce 

Nicholas Wallingford and Elizabeth Piilraer 

Caleb Hopkinson and Sarah Wallingford 

Robert Hasellrne and Elizabeth Jewell 

Daniel Tenny and Elisabeth Sticknee 

Richard Kimbai and Sarah Spaford 

Mr. Zech. Symmcs and Mrs, Mehelabel Dal ton 

Martio Ford and Lydia Grifen 

Phillip At wood and Sarah Tenny 

William Hnchens and Elisabeth Growlh 

Samuel Tenny and Sarah Boy n ton 

James Palmer and Elisabeth Growth 

William Woster and Martha Cheyoy 

Francis Woster and Mary Cheyny 

Timothy Woster and Hnldah Cheyny 

John Watson and Rulh Hartshorn 

Richard Kimbai and Mehetabel Day 

Jonathan Kimbai and Lydia Day 

Mr. Josbtia Scaltow and Mrs. Sarah Symmes 

Daniel Gage and Martha Burbank 

Joseph Hardy Jtm. and Mary Burbank 

Richard Hall and Abigail Dal ton 

Abraham Kimball and Mary Green 

Samuel Hardy and Hannah Hardy 

Thomas Green and Hannah Haseltine 

Thomas Bailey and Eunice Walker 

Nathaniel Walker and Rebeckah Haseltine 

Caleb Hopkinson and Sarah Spaford 

John Hardy Jr. and Anne Savory 

Ebenezer Stiles and Doralhy Dalton 

William Stickney and Anne Haseltine 

John Haseltine and Abigail Ross 

Thomas Spaford and Bethiah Haseltine 

Robert Haseltine and Sarah Spatrord 

James Bailey and Hannah Wood 

Jonas Platts and Anne Baily 

Richard Haseltine and Abigail Chad wick 

Caleb Hopkinson and Martha Spafford 

Ichabod Boynton and Elisabeth Haseltine 

ere married Oct. 11, 1671 

April 16, 1674 

•* June 10, 1674 

** May 3. 167- 

*• May 3, 1678 

" July J9, 167B 

« Dec. 4, 1678 

^^ Nov, 25, 1679 

July *2I, 1680 

« July 21, 1680 

« Sept. 17, 1683 

'* Nov. 26, 168S 

" March 25, 1684 

" July 23» 168^1 

'• April 30, 1085 

Dec. 18, 1690 

Dec. 31, 1090 

'^ Jan. 29, 1690-91 

" Jan. 29, 1690-91 

•* Jan. 20, 1690-91 

^' Feb. 25, 1691-92 

SepL C, 1691 

July 15, 169€ 

May 25, 1697 

'* March 9, 1697-8 

" April 6, 1698 

** April 24, 1699 

" May 8, 1700 

« July 5, I70O 

Aug. 7, 170O 

»* Dec. 8, 1700 

'* Jan. 1700-1 

" June 12, 1701 

July 8, 1701 

** July 23, 1701 

« Sept. 4, 1701 

« Aug. 21,1701 

*• Dec. 30, 1701 

" June 10, 1702 

«• July 14, 1702 

** Sept. 10, 1702 

** Jan. 14, 1702-3 

« Dec. 19, 1705 

" Feb. 18, 1706 


* Mr. Poor is engaged ia making Genealogical and Historical Researcbeit relative 
to fatnilies in the towni of Bradfard aad Oroveland. He will be gmtef^l for any 

tsaiitaaee in bis labors:.— Eorroa. 


Early Marriages in Bradford^ Mass. 


Richard Baily and Joanna Webster 

Jacob Hardy and Sarah Clark ^* 

Joseph Hall and Sarah Kimbal " 

John Gage and Susannah Ross '' 

Moses Day and Abigail Kimball *' 

William Hardy and Sarah Walker '• 

James Tiler and Mary Kimball *' 

Benjamin Hardy and Rebeckah Bond ^' 

Samuel Hunt and Anne Stickney ^' 

Robert Haseltine and Mary Frethee ** 

Nathaniel Grifien and Hannah Barker ** 

Jeremy Hunt and Abigail Haseltine ** 

James Head and Sarah Atwood " 

Samuel Gage and Mary Watson *' 

Daniel Way and Abigail Griffen " 

Ephraim Liacy and Anne Hardy " 

Mr. Eb^zer Osgood and Mrs. Rebeckah Symmes *' 

John Pemberton and Martha Wooster . " 

Joseph Bailey Jun. and Abigail Webster *' 

Ebenezer and Sarah Hardy ** 

John Baker and Sarah Chadwick ) ^i 

Samuel Kimbal and Eunice Chadwick ) 

Daniel Poor and Dorothy Kimbal " 

Edward Carleton and Hannah Kimball ^' 

Joseph B and Hannah Boynton ^' 

Samuel Kimbal and Sarah Spafford ** 

Nathaniel Haseltine and Joanna Weed ^' 

Samuel Webster and Mary Kimbal ** 

Joseph Sleeper and Sarah Hutchins, ** 

Samuel Rilins and Elisabeth Palmer ** 

Abel Mora and Grace Parker ** 

Mr. Thomas Symmes and Mra. Hannah Pike *' 

James Fry and Rachel Atwood " 

Samuel Rawlens of Exeter and Elb Palmer ** 

Capt. Richard Kimbal and Mra. Mehetabel Kimbal ** 

Jacob Hardy Jun. and Hannah Woster " 

Andrew Mitchel and Abiah Haseltine " 

Capt Benj. Stevens and Mra. Susannah Chickering ^* 

Benjamin Savory and Lydia Parker " 

John Bond and Mary Hale " 

Zech. Hardy and Hephzibeth Wallingford ** 

Richard Peabody and Ruth Kimbal ** 

William Hardy Jun. and Hannah Burbank '^ 

James Davis and Sarah Bailey " 

Zech. Simmons and Mary Crocker ** 

Joseph Pudney and Joanna Middleton ^' 

Thomas Sticknoy and Mary Mullicken ** 

Richard Kimbal Jun. and — — Stickney • *' 

Andrew Cook and Grace Head " 

Jno Hastings and Ednah Baily ** 

Jqo Kimbal and Margaret Hutchens *' 

Samuel Tenny and Sarah Woster ** 

Jacob Tyler and Abigail Kimball '« 

Hugh Miller and Mary Simons ^^ 

were married Feb. 21, 1706 

June 27, 1706 

Dec. 24, 1706 

" Dec. 25, 1706 

" June 2, 1703 

April 10, 1708 

" Jan. 19, 1708-9 

" 1709 

March 31, 1709 

« 1709 


" 1709 

" Feb. 13, 1709-10 

" Feb. 20, 1709-10 

" July 10, 1710 

" July 26, 1710 

Dec. 20, 1710-11 

Jan. 18, 1710-11 

Feb. 14, 1710-11 

April 19, 1711 

June 21, 1711 

March 20, 1711-12 

June 13, 1712 

Dec. 8, 1712 

Jan. 1, 1712-13 

June 24, 1718 

Aug. 13, 1713 

Jan. 1, 17J3 

May 12, 1714 

June the 3, 1714 

March 28, 1714-15 

the 20 of Dec. 1715 

May 21, 1714 

Nov. 5, 1714 

March 3, 1714-15 

April 12, 1715 

Oct 18, 1715 

Dec. 8, 1715 


Feb. 28 1715-16 

March 7, 1716 

March 8, 1716 

March 29, 1716 

June 4, 1716 

June 9, 1716 

June 19, 1716 


March 20, 1716-17 

May 2, 1717 

JGne, 1717 

Jan. 5, 1719*20 

Feb. W^VtVMtA 



Francis Woster and Abigail Carletcio 
Ephmim Kim^^ and Anne Tenny 
Samuel Tyler and Sarah Tenny 
William Htjchena and Bethiah Carleton 
Isaac Hardy and Ester Barker 
Anthony Colby and Elisabeth West 
Thomas Hardy and Martha Hardy 
Jno Dumer Esq. and Mrs. Marcy fJardner 
Nathaniel FaJes and Elisabeth Aiwood 
Abraham Haseltine and Rachel Frye 
Jno Rawlins and Mary ^vory 
Benjamin Gage and Rewich. Mulfickeo 
Joseph Tidel and Mary Stickney 
Jonathan Chad wick and Hannah Kimball 
Daniel Ja(|uish and Hannah Carleton 
Samuel Kimball and Abigail Kimball 
Joseph Tenny and Abigail Wood 
WiUiam Rutt and Jane Calbrooth 
John Jaquis and Sarah Heasleline 
Sarah Hale and Hannah Hovey 
Richard Hardy and Sarah Hardy 
Jeremiah Stickney and Elizabeth Carleton 
Ephratm Kimball Jim. and Ester Chadwick 
Joseph Wilson and Rebecca Kimball 
Joseph Kimball and Abiah Peabody 
George Carleton and Mary Hale 
CapL Joseph Eaton of Salisbury and Mrs* 

Mary Worsester of Bradford 
Hugh Miller and Rebecca Symmons 
James Hardy and Hannah Bailey 
Ezekiel Wilson and Rnlh Jaques of Bradford 
Ebenezer Grilin of Bradford and Elizabelh 

Pecker of Haverhill 
Samuel Bailey and Mary Rolf both of Bradford 
John Hopkioson and Sarah Carlton 

ere married April 18» 1720 
•' Jan. y« 12, 1720^1 
^' Jan. 12, 1720-1 

** Feb. 2, 1721 

'* April 6, 1721 

'• Dec. 4, 1721 

" Jan-4, 1721-2 

" Feb. 12, 1721-2 

Jan. 21.1722 
** Jan. 25, 1723 

'* July 31» 1722 

» Aug. 2, ITU 

«' Aug. aa» 172t 

Oct 25, 1722 

Nov, 8, 1722 

" Nov, 14, 1722 

Feb. 14, 1722 
** MaySO, 172^ 

** Nov. 21, 1T2S 

** Dec- 5, 1712a 

" Jan. 23, I79S 

*' Nov. 12, 1T24 

Nov. 30, 1724 

Dec, 18, 1724 
** Jan. m, 1724 

« Nov. 9, 1725 


Dec. 8, 1726 

June 16, 1727 

July 4, 1727 

Sept. 7, 1727 

Dec. le, 1727 

Feb. 2, 1727-S 

Aug. 22, r 




BusNixo FOR Witchcraft. — Query : When and where was the last 
person burned to death for witchcmfl in England ? We believe that iho 
l&st case of burning for witchcraA was at Bury St. Edmunds in 1664* 
tried by Sir Matthew Hale, although some accounts state that the victims* 
Amy Duny and Rose Callendar, were executed. In the same year, Alice 
Hudsj^n was burnt at York, for having received lOs. at a time from his Sa- 
tanic Majesty, The last case of burning in Scotland, w*as in Sutherland, 
A* D, 1722 ; the judge was Captain David Rovss, of Li#lo Dean. At Glnrus, 
in Ireland, a sen-ant girl was burnt as late as 1786. The last authenticated 
instance of the swimming, ordeal occurred in 1785, and is quoted by Mr, 
Stenberg^ from a Northampton Mercury of that year : — *^ A poor woman 
named Sarah Bradshaw, of Mears Ashby, who was accused of being a 
witch, in order to prove her innocence submitted to the ignominy of being 
dipped, when she immediately sank to the bottom of the pond, which was 
deemed to be an incontestible proof that she was no witch.** — Noiei and 
Queries, 22 Det. 1853. 



1854.] Indian War Paper$. 239 


Indian Wae in Maine, 1675. — Letter of Lieutenant Ingbrsol. 

[Copied from the Masts. Archives, by Wm. B. Tbasx.] 

Leif: Augur, — 

Yesterday morning, being the 9th of September, was heard three 
Gunes, and was seen a great smoke up in the Riuer aboue Mr. Mack* 
worifCs ; whereupon I caused an alarme, but could not get the Souldiers 
together, by reason of which I was uncapable for that day to know the 
cause thereof, and what the issue might be ; but this day, being the 10th 
of the said month, haueing strensthened my selfe, I went up with two fils, 
and when I came to the place, I found an house burnt downe, and six per- 
sons killed, and three of the same family could not be found.* An old 
Man and Woman were halfe in, and haffe out of the house neer halfe 
burnt Their owne Son was shot through the body, and also his head 
dashed in pieces. This young mans Wife was dead, her head skined, 
she was bigg with Child, two Children haueing their heads dashed in 
pieces, and laid by one another with their bellys to the ground, and an 
Oake planke laid vpon their backs. While we were upon this discouery 
we saw a smoke, and heard two Guns about one Mile or more aboue, in the 
same [quarter]. We judge there be a company of Indians, but bow many 
we know not ; therefore I would entreat Major Pendleton and your selfe 
to send to me, each of you, a dowzen men. I shall then goe to see 
whether it be according as we thinke or noe. Pray post this away to 
Major Walden. Thus takeing my leaue, I subscribe my selfe. 

Your loueing friend, 
Sept 10, 1675. Leif: George iNGSEsoL.t 

Concerning His: Purchases^^ the Indians killed none, but plundered 
only. At Kennebeck also seuerall houses plundered. 

Reed from Lt Ingersol this instrument by 10 of the month aboue, by 
William Sheldon to be posted to Major PendHetan.^ 

^ The family of Mr. Thomas Wakeley, who Uved at Presampscot. See Habbard's 
fudian Wars^ pt. ii. p. 16, and TabUt Williamson's Mam^ i. 520, Book of iht hidiau, 
p. 287. — Edxtob. 

t George Ingersol, born in 1618, was the son of Richard Ingersol, who emigrated in 
1529 from Bedfordshire, Eng., to Salem, Mass. The residence of George at Back 
Core, Falmoath, in 1657, is the first notice of him recollected. His military talents 
and taste procured his promotion, in 1688, to the command of the town militia com- 
pany, an office ha filled with mnch reputation to himself throngh the first Indian war. 
In 1683 and 5 he was a representative to the General Assembljr. Before the second 
Indian war he removed to Salem, where he died in 1694, leaving two sons, GWm, 
who was shipwrecked, and Smmei, who settled at Strondwater.— IFttfiaMiMiyHifr. 
of Maine, Vol. I. p. 680. 

t Thomas Purehes was the first settler at Pegrpscot, (Bmnswick,) probablv as early 
as 1625 or 6. His companion was Ouf%€ Waif. He lived on the sootherly skie 
of Stevens' River, near its head, and was engaged in the (hr trade ; was one of Gorges * 
Council in 1635 ; afterwards sole assisunt to Mr. Prince, the Colony CommissioneTy 
and in 1664 was a justice under Archdale. His house was plundered bv the Indians 
in September, 1675, when he left Pegypscot, and we know nothing of his return^— 
AtJ. Vol. L p. 690. 

^ Major BrfOM PendUUm, bom in 1599, settled in Watertown prior to 1634. Bep, 
from thence to General Court, six years before 1648 ; was a member of ar. co. Boston. 


rar Papers. 

This refered this llth of Se [Sept] nod thought not any time to day* 
lay, and liue in secunty ; but desire your dcligence in furderence the 
security of the counlery which the desire and prayrs of your frinde 

Jithn Pares 
Jobe Alcock, 

Marlborough the 1 of October, 1675. 

At a meeting of ihe inhabitants in order to take care for the safely of 

our town^ these following proposals were Agreed upon And volunlaryly 
chosen unto that in case of asalt these places heare After mentioned should 
be defended by the persons that are expressed by name that is in : 

of the town 
Souldiers: 2 
or 8ouldier8 
allowd to the 

of the town 
souldiers — 51 — 6 
or souldies 
Allowed to 
the town 

William Perlys ho us 
John How senior 
Thomas How 
John Welhebe 
John Fay 
Joseph Wait 
John Mainnrd 
Thomas Marten 
Thomas King 
John Brigham 

In Seriant Woods his hous 
of the Newtons 
John Woods Junior 
James Woods 
Isack Woods 
Isack How 
John Bellous 
Samuel Bellous 

At Joseph Rices 
Samuel Stow 
John Barret 
Samuel Rice 


In John Johnsons hous: 
9 : and of the town 
souldears: 3 

In Deacone wards hous 
of the town souldiers 
— 3 or souldiers al- 
lowed to the town 
his owne family 3 

Abraham Howe 

William Taylor 

Gersham H earns ? 

Samuel Ward 

In Abraham Williams 
hous of the town souU 
diers — 3 — or souldiers 
allowed to the town 
Richard Barnes 
John Rideat senior 
John Rediat Junior 
Samuel Bridgham 
John Rooks 

In Thomas Rices hous 
of the town souldiers 
— 2— 

John Brown 

Incrcas Ware 

John Bowcer 

Thomas Rice Junior 

Peter Rice 

three men of peter Bents. 

Hem<ived to Fortsrooath about 1650-51^ wns a rep, five years. In 1658 parchaaed 
200 acres of land at the Neck, ocar Winter Hart>orf Saco, and settled upon it in 1665; 
held impoftant offices, civil and military, and died in 16Si. He left two children. 
One of tiiese, James, settled m Stonin^on, Ci., about 1681, and had four foqs and one 
daa. She m. in 1665, Rev, Seth Flttcher^ then of WetlS| aflerward of Saeo, Their 
only child was PtndUtoii Flttchtr, whom his grandfather adopted, about 1670, when 
13 or II years old. He d. in 1747, having been laken captive four tiroes by the Indi- 
ans. Six of his 5ons survived him.— Ibid. Vol, I, p 686. 


Indian War Papers. 


To the LeiAenant himself and the magazeen : 
weare Allowed to the town 

18 of the Soulders that 

to Deacon Ward — 3 

to Abraham Williams — 3 

to Thomas Rice — 2 

to John Johnson : 3 
to Seriant woods ) ^ 
And William Kerby J * 

All these to be maintained In their respective percels by the familyes 
In the seueral fortifications wheare they are placed. 

AIlso that the Ammunition of the town should be proportioned to the 
souldiers of the Town in these fortifications, and this Aboue written is that 
which Acted and Assented unto by the persons whose names are sub- 

Mr. Brcnsmead 
Deacon Ward 
Thomas King^ 
Solomon Johnson 
Abraham How 
John How senior 
John Woods senior 
Richard Newton 
Abraham Williams 

Thomas Rice 
John Johnson 
Samuel Rice 
John Bellous 
Nathaniel Johnson 
John Woods Junior 
Joseph Newton 
Thomas Barnes 
Josias How 

John Mainard 
John Rediat 
John Fay 
Moses Newton 
Richard Barnes 
James Taylor 
William Kerby. 

This Aboue written was the Act of the town Agreeing with the Act of 
the Comettee of melecti [militia ?] as Attest William Kerby , Clarke. 


A list of Captain Samuell Mosselys 
Day of Xber, 1675 :— 

Samuel Mossely, Capt. 
Lieut. Peris Sauige 
Dainell Mathews if ^^^^^^^ 
James Jnoson ) ^ 
James Smith 
Dennis Siky, Clerke 
Edward Wesson 
Jno Fuller 
Richard Barnam 
Samuell Fosdicke 
Jno Farmer 
Richard Brien 
Frauncis Earle 
Jno Canterbery ' 
Samuel Kemble 
James Ypdeicke 
Richard Adams 
Jno Bouckman 
Joseph Touchwill 
Thomas Region 
Jno Yeates 
Jonathan Nickolls 
Jonathan Weals 
Peater Leane 
John Ramsye 
Edward Weaden 
Andrew Johnson 

Company taken at Dedham the 9th 

Jno Crosse 
Tymothye Amane ? 
Benjemin Dayer 
Jno Ayrson 
Jno Dounbare 
Samuell Guild 
Samuell Veile 
Jonathan Freeman 
Jno Plimton 
William Blacke 
Jno Williogstone 
Jno Turner 
Tymothy Weals 
Bolthomy Flag 
Richard Gibson 
Thomas Warren 
William Blacke 
Anthony Backer , 

Jno Rise 
Frauncis Sidall 
Jno Sherman 
Jno Cooper 
Jno Lfcigh 
James Franklin 
William Phillips 
Mathew Thomas 
James Morgan 

242 ^^^ 

Tndiaji War Papers. 


Hygh Collohane 

Charhstowne men. fl 

Jeremias Stockas 

Hen: Swaine ^^H 

James Digenton 

Thomas Dauis ^^^| 

Joshua Siluerwood 

Samuell Leman ^^^| 

Thomas Bull 

Wniiam Burl ^^M 

William Beatemaa 

Jno Monsall ^^^H 

Daniell McKennys and » 
Jno Amell ) 

notli fane away Joseph Dawse V 

whbihotrAfmcs Nathaniell Keane ■ 

Thomas Hackerbery 

George Grimes H 

Benjeman Alleo 

Edward Walker ■ 

Fraimcis Bourgia 

Joseph Low ^^^H 

Nicholas Greene 

Jno Essery ^^^H 

William Good 

Jno Shepard ^^^| 

Jno Cooke 

Jacob Cole 


Jno Brandon 

Dattid Jones ^^^| 

Jno Cousier 


Lalrope Juniour i q^ V 

Richard Hopkins 

Thomas Wheals Juniour ^ ^P" fl 

Jno Stebence t 

Jno Trumball Jun. ) petit J 

The name of those from Maiden. 

Dedham* ^^^| 

Thomas May 

Saml Colborne ^^^| 

James Chadwicke 

John Day 


JiiD Winsleed 

Robl Weare ^^H 

Jno Mudge 

Abra Hartway ^^^| 

Edmond Chamberline 

Henry Ell 

liroop* ^^^H 

Jno Rosse 


Jno Puinder 


itar^^ Vol 67, p. 2M.) 

1 JanneB Wealsh not apeare 


^H The 

of Captain Johnsons Company. ^^H 

^^H Roxhur^. 

John Spurre 

Wm Sable ^H 

^^^m Henry Bo wen 

Ebenezer Hill 

Tho: Hoi brook ^^H 

^^H John Watsoti 

Nicholas Weymouth 

Rich Thayer ■ 

^^^H Wm Lincolne 

John Plummcr 

Martin Saunders ^M 

^^H Abiel Lamb 

Charles Capio 

Francis Nash ^M 

^^H John Scot 

Tho: Grant 

Increase Nilea ^M 

^^H Ones) phorus Stanley 

Tho: Davenport 

Henry Bartlet ■ 

^^^H Isaac k Morrice 

Robert Stanton 

Tho: Copeland H 

^H Wm Danforth 

James Atkins ^M 

^^H Joseph Goad 


Jonathan Pitcher ^M 

^^H Sam^^ Gardiner 

Henry Withington 


^^H Nath: Wilson 

George Minot 

Wet/mouth ^M 

^^H John Hubbard 

Isaack Kyall 

Hezek: King ^M 

^^M Tbo: Baker 

Jonas Humphrey ^| 



Joseph Richards ^M 

^^H wanting 

Jon Fennow 

Allm Dugland ^^H 

^^H Thorn: Cheney 

Obadiah Wheaten 

John Whitmarsh ^^^^ 

^^H Joha Corbin 

Joseph Tucker 

Peeter Gurnay ^^^| 

^^B John Newel 

Benj Crane 

Edward Kingman ^| 
John Read ^^^H 

^^H DorchtMer 


James Read ^^^| 

^^^B Ileny Mare his man 

Ebenoxer Owen 

John Lovet ^^^| 

^^^1 Hopestill Humphrey 

San) Basse 

WillMellifl? ^H 

1854.] West Roxhury Inscriptims. 243 

John Hollis ? Joshuah Lorel [?] Joseph Benson 

John Burril John Ball [blotted] Wm Chamberlin 

Wm Hearsey Christo: Wheaton 

Hingham Francis Gardiner Isaack Prince 

Benj Bates Nath Beales Isaack Cole 

John Jacob Nath Nichols Henry Chamberlin 

John Langley Humphrey Johnson 75 appeared 

Edward Wilder wanting Wm Woodcock 8 appeared not. 
Tho: Thaxter 

Ebenezer Lane Hull {Military, Vol.67 j p. 299.) 

Sam: Lincolne George Vicar 

Ephraim Lane John Bosworth 

" Peters* Hill.'*) 

[Copied by Mr. Wm. B. Trasx, of Dorchester.] 

The following is believed to be a complete list of the inscriptions in 
this burial place : — 

Here lyes Buried y« Body of Anna Bridge y« wife of Mr. Edward 
Bridge Deed June y« 21 1722 in y<^ 30 year of her age. 

Here lyes y« Body of Grace Child the Wife of Benjamin Child Died 
Dec ye 10 1723 in the 63d year of her age. 

Here lyes y^ Body of Benjamin Child who died the 24 day of Jan 
1723-4 in the 66 year of his age. 

Here lyes Buried y« Body of Mr. Thomas Bishop died June y« S9 1727 
in y« 82 year of his age. , 

Here lyes three children of Jacob d& Sarah Chamberlain — ^P^tience 
Chamberlain died Dec 14 1727 aged 1 month. John Chamberlain died 
July 1st 1729 aged 1 month. Stephen Chamberlain died July 20 1731 
aged 3 months. 

Rebecca Weld died March 15 1727 aged 2 Months & 15 Days. 

• • • • • 1732 aged 2 years 2 mos & 1 day. 

• • • • • • • 3 years & 24 days. 

The children of Mr. Ebenezer & Mrs. Mary Weld. 

Joshua Child son of Joshua &, Deborah died y^ 4th of August 1728 in 
y« 3d year of his age. 

Anna Child y« dau. of Joshua & Deborah Child died May 10 1729 in 
y« I St year of her age. 

Here lies y^ Body of Mr. Joshua Child who deceased Jan y® 18 A D 
1729-30 in y« 73d year of his age. 

Here lyes Buried the Body of Mr. Nathaniel Davis A M. Deceased 
March y^ 5 1731 in the 26 year of his age. 

Here lyes y* Body of Mr. John Baker who died Nov 7 1732 in y« 88th 
year of his age. 

Here lyes y« Body of Deborah Child wife to Joshua she died y« 21 of 
April 1732 in the 40 year of her ase. 

Here lyes two Children of Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Elizabeth Weld. Ann 
Weld died Feb 5 1738 aged 7 days. Josiah Weld died Feb 27 1738 
aged 29 days. 

Here lyes y« Body of Stephen Weld son to Mr. Daniel & Mn. Eliza- 
beth.Weld died Aug 16 1745 in y« 23d year of hit afb« 

Here lyes y« Bady of Mrs. Sarah Chamberlain wife lo Mr. Jacob Cham* 
be rial n died Oct 14th 1745 aged 84 years. 

Here lyes y® Body of Mrs. Abigail Baker wife to Mr. John Baker she 
died Oct 25 1746 in yo 34 year of her age. 

Here lyes y« Body of Mrs. Elizabeth Mayo wife of Mr, Thomas Maya 
Jun^ died Jan 27 I74S in y^ 34th year of her age. 

' Here lyes y*' Body of Sarah Mayo dau"" to Mr. Thomas Mayo Jun' & 
Mrs. Elizabeth Mayo died April y^ 27 174JJ in y^ 1 1th year of her age, 

Rebekah Mayo the dan. of Mr Thomas Mayo Jun^ &, Mrs. Elizabeth 
his wife died June y^ 17ih [1747.] # ♦ • # 

Here lyes y« Body [of Kebe]kah Mavo daughter of Mr. Thomas 6l 
Mrs. [Elizabeth] Mayo died 29 [Nov. 1839] ♦ ♦ ♦ in y« 
29 [year of her age,] 

Here lyes Buried ihe Body of Nehemiah Walter son of the Rev Na- 
thaniel ifc Rebecca • # # • • 

Marth[a W€]ld dau. lo Capi«» Jos[eph &,] Mrs, Martha Wel[d] died 
Aug 20 174[ ] in y^ 5lh year o[fJ her age. 

Prise ilia Child dau. to Mr John 6c, Mrs, Esther Child she died April 14 
1750 in y*' 2d year of her age. 

Here lyes y^ Body of Mrs. Elizabeth Chield y* wife of Mr. Joshua 
Chield who died March y« 6 1752 aged 87 years 

Here lyes y® Body of Mrs. Elizabeth y*' wife of Mr. Isaac Child who 
died April 1754 in y*" 62d year of her age. 

Here lyes y*' Body of Mrs, Margaret Child the wife of Mr. Edward 
Child she died Dec, 1 1754 in y« 66lh year of her age. 

Here lies y« Body of Deac* Ichabod Davis who died March 16 1754 in 
y« 78 year of his age. 

Here lyes yo Body of Mr. Joshua Child who died July y« 20th 1756 in 
ye 70th year of his age. 

Hero lyea y« Body of Richard Child who died May 18 1759 aged W 

In Memory of Stephen Kent Jun"^ son of Mr. Stephen 6l Mrs, Eliza* 
beth Kent he Departed this Life April 16 1760 aged 20 years. 

Here lyes y*» Body of Thomas Baker who died May y« 10th 1761 ag<^d 
83 years. 

Here lyes yc Body of Mr, Edward Weld who died Oct 13 1761 in y* 
29th year of his age. 

Here lyes y^ Body of Lieut Daniel Weld who died Jan 20 1761 io y" 
64 year of his age. 

Here lyes Buried y" Body of Mrs. Mary Weld wife of Mr. Ebenezer 
We hi who departed this life Oct, y^ 10 1763 in y« 58 year of her oge* 

Here lyes y^ Body of Mr. Isaac Chield who died Sept [l]2 1765 in j« 
77th year of his age. 

Here lyes ye Body of Dauid Child the son of Mr. Isaac &l Mrs. Eliza* 
beth Child he died Oct 16 1766 in y^ 19lh year of his age. 

Here lies Buried the Body of Mr. Ebenezer Weld who departed Mm 
life Sept 24 1767 aged 65 years. 

Here lyes Buried the Body of Mrs. Bethiah Davis wife of Mr. Ichabod 
Davis who died April y« 23d 1768 in the 02d year of her age. 

In memory of Mrs. Hannah Baker Relict lo Mr. Thomas Baker wha 
died March 6 1776 in y' 95 year of her age. 

Here lyes Buried y* Body of Capt Jonathan Hale of Glastonbury in 
Connecticut who dyed March 7 1776 in y* 56 year of hia age. 


1864.] Copy of a Letter Received by W. L. Ropes. 246 

Experience Whitney dau^ of Lieut Elisha Whitney d& Abigail his wife 
died Sept 17 1T77 aged 8 months. 

To y* memory of Capt John Baker who died Aug y* 10 1781 aged 75 

Life is uncertain 
Death is sure 
Sin is the wound 
Christ is the cure. 

Memento mori. In Hopes of a glorious Resurrection at the second 
Advent of his Lord d& Saviour here lie the Remains of Deacon Ezra 
Davis who departed this life March the 4th 1784 aged 74 years. 

In memory of Mr. Daniel Dana who died Nov the 15th 1787 iB 70. 

In memory of Mrs. Sarah Davis relict of Deac. Ezra Davb who departed 
this life Feb. 14 1789 aged 75. 

In memoryof Mr.Nathaniel Ayers of Boston who died Aug 10 1800iSta46. 

In memory of Mrs. Cynthia Richards wife of Mr. Lemuel Richards 
who died Sept 22 1812 Mi 26. 

While the dear dust she leaves behind 
Sleep in thy bosom sacred tomb, 
Soil be her bed, her slumbers kind, 
And all her dreams of joy to come. 

[A monument.] Hastings. [On one side of the shafl the following 
lines are inscribed : — ] 

I have mourned o'er the bud, 
I wept o*er the blossom, 
And the full bloom of reason 
I have lived to deplore. 

Copy of a Letter received by W. L. Ropes, addressed to ** the Congre- 
gational Minister or other Clergyman, Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, 
North America." 

^ Wrbntbam, Suppolk, England, March 23, 1854. 
Dear Sir, 

I write to you from this side the Atlantic in the hope of discovering some ves- 
ti^ of what ought to be more than a common bond of sympathy between the 
inhabitants of this parish and those of the town to which you belong. I first saw 
the name of Wrentham in America in the map accompanying Dwighfs Tra'vels 
in New England. Holmes's Annals of America inform me that your town is 
^ said to have received its name because some of the first settlers came from 
Wrentham in England." If so I conjecture it must have been somewhere about 
1638, for just at that time John Phillip the Rector of this parish was driven from 
his living by the persecutini^ Bishop Wren, and fled to NewEng[land. 

I am anxious to learn whether there are any documents relating to the early 
history of the town itselt^ or any Christian Churches in it, and I have made so 
free with you as to write to ask you to give me any information yon may have it 
in your power to supplv. However mgmentary, or apparently valueless, even 
the names of the oldest families, or inscriptions on the oldest gravestones, that I 
may if possible identify them with the names in our parish registers, or with 
those in the old church book belonging to the church to which I minister. I am 
specially anxious to get information respecting the Exile John Phillin, and I wish 
to know whether there are any aUusions to any members of the family of Dr. 
William Ames. If you cannot yourself attend to my questions, perhaps you will 
put my note into the hands of some good neiffhbor, who will feel interest enough 
in the old place so far to gratify one of its inhabitanti. 

I am just publishing a History of the Old Congregational Chorch here. 
I am, Dear Sir, Yonra, tmly, 

John mlo^^^ 

The WentiDoriKs mCanten. 



Upoo the exammation of Judge Sewall^s MS. Receipt Book, kept whilst 
he wivA Treasurer of the Society for the Propagatioo of the Gospel among 
the Indians^ the foi lowing receipt was found : — 

*^ Boston, January 19th, 1709. Recct, of Samuel Sewall three pounds 
in a Province bill of credit in full of all demands as to whatever 1 have 
done for any Indians at Punkapaug, or elsewhere, from the beginning of 
the world to this day» 1 say Recct in full of all demands. 
Witnesses — My mark, 

Bartholeraew Green, Martha Wbktworth. 

8aml Gerrish, 

To this just discovered, add the following from a deed given by diver* 
Indians ^d May, 1717, at Punkapaug, conveying certain meadow lands la 
one Me hi table Eames : — 

^' And we do signvfie that this is part of a meddow formerly leased to 
John Wentworth and his son John Went worth, Jr., as may appear by. ihe 
adjoining lease dated on ye 14ih November, 1704." 

Canton was taken from Sioughton and that from Dorchester ; and thai 
part of Dorchester was originally called Punkapaug. 

The above John and Manha must he the John and Martha of York, 
(Maine,) who deed land in 1680 as " formerly of Cutchechah.^' He was 
at York 1787, He took oath of fidelity 2 1st 'June, 1069, and was on the 
tax list at Dover from 1668 to 1G72. He was the son of Elder Winiam 
Wentworth, the first settler, atid believed to have been the second son. 
Who his wife was, and when either died, there has yet been no discovery. 

Their children were as follows : John* died at Canton, Jan. 6, 1772, 
aged 95. His wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Henrj^ Bayley, formerly 
of Falmouth, Maine, and sister of Edward Bay ley of Canton. 

Charies* died at Canton, July 8, 1780, aged 96. He married at Dor- 
chester, Dec- 15, 1713, Bethiah Fenno, daughter of John Fenno of Stough- 
ton. She died April 29, 1780, aged 89. 

Edward' d. at Stoughton, 12 Feb. 1717, age not given. His wife was 
Kezia, dau. of Benjamin Blackman of Stoughton. She d. 10 Oct. 1745. 

ShubueL^ He ra. II April, 1717, Damans H awes, and she Stough- 
ton Dec. 7, 1739. He was m. again by Rev S. Dunbar of Stoughton, 10 
Sept 1741, to Hannah Andrew. He d. in 1759, and his widow Hannah 
willed her property, Dec. 1, 1759, to her ** only son and child, John Har- 
ris of Dedham, cordwainer." 

Elizabeth' m. at Dorchester, Mass., 30 Dec. 1715, to Benjamin Jordon 
of Dorchester. 

AbigaiP m, by Rev. S.Dunbar of Stoughton, MarJ6,1728, JohnKenney. 

Descendants of all these six children now live about Canton, ll is not 
known whether there were not other children, as the following extracts 
from the Boston marriages have not been traced out yet 

Mary Wentworth m, 21 Sept 1712, James Wright He was a barber 
in Boston ; was dead 6 Aug. 1728. His wife admx. 

Elizabeth Wentworth m.3l Dec. 1730, Caleb Phillips. He was of Boston. 

Mary Wentworth m. 1 1 Sept. 1733. Humphrey Scarlet, inn holder of Best, 
His will, made 8 Aug. 1738, and proved 8 Jan. 1739, gave to wife Mary, 
to sister*in-1aw Ann States, and to dau. Mary. Friend Henr}* Pigeon, ex*r. 
His wid. m. Wm. Ireland 1 May, 1740. She quitclaims property 1 1 May, 
17^1 and also ber dau. Mary quitclaims as wife of Jedediah Lincoln. 



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[CoQtinued from page 175.] 

BOUTINEAU, STEPHEN, one of the French protestants, who came 
to Falmouth, Me. in 1687, in company with Peter Bowdoin, Philip Le 
Bretton, Philip Barger, and others. 

He m. Mary, dau. of Peter and Elizabeth Bowdoin, (mentioned below) 
22 Aug. 1708 ; had children, Anna, b. 24 April, 1709 ; James, b. 27 Jan. 
1710, inventory of his estate taken 26 Feb. 1779. Hq is then spoken of 
as "an absentee.^' John, b. 1 April, 1713. Mary, b. 5 Aug. 1715. 

Eliza, b. 11 Feb. 1716; m. •• Hughs. Mary, b. 18 Jan. 1718; m. 

Dumaresque. She was a widow when her father^s will was made, 

12 Sept. 1760. Mentions *^ 5 children, James, Thomas, Ann, Elizabeth, 
Mary." Stepheti, b. 22 May, 1721 ; Peter, b. 11 Dec. 1722. The estate 
of Peter Boutineau, merchant, formerly of Boston, late of St. Christophers, 
administered upon by his bro. James, 3 Nov. 1745. Thomas, b. 11 Oct. 
1724 ; Isaac, b. 22 June, 1726. 

Stephen Boutineau, sen^ was, in 1748^ the only surviving elder of the 
French church, of which Andrew Le Mercier was minister. The will of 
Mr. Boutineau was proved 22 May, 1761. Reg. Vol. VI, note, p. 358, for 
1784 read 1748. w. b. t 

BOWDOIN, WILLIAM, son of James, was bom in Boston, 14 June, 
1713 ; grad. H. C. 1735. He was a merchant, and had one dau. Sarah, 
who married her cousin, James Bowdoin, the only son of Gov. Bowdoin. 

Mr. B. was chosen by the town of Roxbury to act on several important 
committees, during " the troubles and difficulties" which preceded the 

He died in Roxbury, 25 Feb. 1773, in the 61st year of his age. James 
Bowdoin, Jr. and Gawen Brown, watchmaker, administer on the estate. 
Amt. .£16252. 18. 2. The property consisted principally of lands situ- 
ated in Hadley, Ashburnham, Freetown, Marblehead, Northanipton, Wor- 
cester, Sudbury, Leicester, and Western, Mass. ; on the Kennebunk 
river, and various other places in the State of Maine ; at Windham, Mans- 
field, Hebron, Plainfield, and Voluntown, Conn. About 1200 acres in 
the two latter towns, were purchased of Jonathan Dean, 20 Dec. 1753. 

The emigrant ancestor, Pierre Baudouin,* a iporthy Huguenot, and a 
physician of Rochelle in France, was living in the suburbs of that city, in 
1685, with an income of 700 louis d*ors per annum. On the revocation 
of the edict of Nantz, he was obliged hastily to flee from his native land. 
He went, with his wife and four children, to Ireland, and in 1687, from 
thence to America. Gov. Andross granted him a hundred acres of land, 
at the foot of Barbary Creek in Casco Bay. AAer remaining about two 
years and a half in this locality, he removed to Boston. In the space of 
twenty-four hours af\er his departure, the Indians made a general massa- 
cre of the settlers and destroyed the place. 

We know not the precise time of Bowdoin^s death. His will was made 
16 June, 1704, administration granted on the estate 6 July, 1719, his wife 
Elizabeth, executrix. They left four children, James* b. 1676, who had 

* <• He adopted the English mode of spelling," says Willis, " immediately, as ap- 
pears by an original signature, dated 6 March, 1688." See Willis* Hist, of Portland, 


Memoirs of Princess Sub$cnber$. 


three wives, Samli, Hannah, Mehilnbel. He d. 4 Sept. 1747* Johnf\ 
who died before 5 Se|Jt. 1717, leaving children ; Elizahelh? who ro*^ 
Robins ; Mary^ ni. Stephen Bomineau 22 Aug. 1708, had ten children; 
James* had children by his wife Samh : Jannes,^ h. 5 May, 1707 ; Jahn,*l 
b. 22 Aug. 1709; Peter,' b. 19 May, 1711 i VVilham,* (the subscriber.)! 
By his wife Hannah, Samuel,^ b. 25 July, 1715; Elizabeth,* m. Jnme 
Pitts ; Judith/ m. Thos. Flucker; Maiy,' m. 1st, Behho:ter Bayard, (andl 
had Marv.'* b. abl. 1732 ; Jamcs,^ k abt. 1735 ; William,^ b. abL 1737 ;f 

Mehetable,^ b. abt. 1741, who m. Is!, 

Ncwland ; 
1747, m Joba 

Porter, 2d, 
Phrebe,^ b. abt. 1743, m. ArlJiur St Clair; Sarah,^ b. abl, 
Elliot) Mary,^ m, 2d, Melatiah Bourne ; James,' (the tiovV) b. 7 Au£ 
1726, rn. Elizabeth, day. of John Ecving, had children, James,* b. 2ll| 
Sept* 1752, rn. Sarah Bovvdoin; no issue. She afterwards m. Gen, Henr 
Dearborn* Elizabeth,'* m. Sir John Temple, who had children, among 
them, James Bowdoin Temple,* and a dau* Elizabeth,* who m. II oa 
Thomas Lindall Winthrop, They were ihe parents of Hon. Robert 
Winthrop. It is remarkable in the history of this f^imily, that just one hun 
dred years after the ancestor's exile, viz. in 17H5, his grandson was eleciei 
Governor of Massachusetts, On the death of his son, 11 Oct. 1811, \h 
name of Bowdoin became extinct, but was revived by bis great-grandsua 
James B. Winthrop. On his decease, in 1833, the name again becamd 
extinct. It is said the pedigree of this family may bo traced lo Baldwiii|{ 
the chivalrous King of Jerusalem in 1143, and atill farther back, to Bald 
win, Count of Flanders in 862, w, b. t 

CLAP, NEHEMlAH, was a son of Ezra, and grandson of Den. Ed 
ward. Ho was a man very much respected in Milton, in which town he wa 
born. He married Lydia Tucker of Milton, 16 Aug, 1716. He was Dcs 
con of the Church and one of the Clerks of the town, and died in Julyi 
1743^ leaving will dated June 23 of that year ; he gave his wife Lydia. 
one third of his " creatures and moveables"'* and the improvement of one 
third of his estate while she remained his widow; to his sons, Stephen 
and Joseph Clap, lie gave the remainder of his estate about home ; they. 
were also to have their mother''s share after she ceased to improve 
The Joseph here mentioned, was grandfather of Rev. George Putnam. 
D. D,, of Ro.vbiiry ; his dau. Jerusha having married Andrew Putnam ol 
Sterling, Mass. Dca. Nehemiah leA to his daughters, Hannah and Judith, 
his rights to land no\t situated in Ashbumham, Mass , then called Dor- 
chester Canada ; these rights belonged to him as the representative of 
his brother Edward, who was lost in the Canada expedilion of 1C90. 


DEXTER, Rev. SAMUEL, born 23 Oct. 1700, died 29 Jan. 1751 
was the third child and second son (of a family of eight children) of JoH 
Dexter of Maiden, Moss,, who died 14 Nov. 1722, and who was for man; 
years a deacon of the church, and selectman of that town, and commandei 
a Company of Foot under George the First, receiving his commission froi 
Governor Samuel Slitilo in 1717 ; — ^and who married Winnefred Spragui 
of Maiden, bom 31 Dec. 1673, died 5 Dec, 1752, who, says her son, ih 
subject of this notice, " was a very pious woman, strictly religious, livei 
in the fear of God, and died strong in faith, and full of comfort and joy*, 

The abovenamed John was the eon of John, also of Maiden, who maiv' 

ried Sarah , and died 8 Dec. 1677, aged 38, had three children, and 

was the son of Richakd, likewise of Maiden, who had (\\q children, and 
appears to have been the earliest of the name in the same ancestral line, 
who came to New England, having been " admitted a townsman [of Be 



1864.] Memoirs of Princess Subscribers. 249 

ton] 28th of the 12th mo. 1641*'— (Feb. 1642) ;— and who became the 
owner of a farm in Maiden, of forty acres, by a deed dated 7 Dec. 1663, 
from Edward Lane of Boston, which has continued in the possession of 
his direct descendants to the' present time, (1854) having since been in- 
creased to about two hundred acres. 

^v. S. D. was married in Boston, 9 July, 1724, by Mr. Benjamin 
Wadsworth, to Catherina Mears, born 25 Sept. 1701, died 10 June, 1797, 
daughter of Samuel, bom 22 May, 1671, died 10 May, 1727, and Mary 
Catherina Mears ; graduated at Harvard College 1720, admitted to the 
church in Maiden same year, kept school in Taunton, Lynn, and Mai- 
den, af\er which, his time was improved in preaching, his first sermon 
being delivered 15 Oct. 1722. He was invited^ settle in Brimfield, Med- 
ford, Westboro', Yarmouth, and Dedham, from whence he received a 
unanimous call, and where he was ordained as the fourth minister of the 
First Church, now under the charge of the Rev. Alvan Lamson, 6 May, 
1724, at a salary of jf 150, the sermon being' preached by the Rev. Mr. 
Baxter of Medfield, and where he continued to officiate till his death. He 
was the brother of /oAn, of Maiden, bom 19 Dec. 1705, died 17, 
March, 1790, who had thirteen children, having been married the third 
time ; was town-clerk for several years, a delegate to the Provincial Con- 
gress at Concord, and an active and efficient man during the Revolution- 
ary War. He also held a commission of Ensign from Governor William 
Shirley, George the Second, 1743, of a Foot (>)mpany in Maiden, under 
the command of the *^ Honorable Spencer Phipps as Colonel ;'^ and con- 
tinued during his life to occupy the family mansion in Maiden, of three 
preceding generations, and which is now in the possession of his grand 
and great-grand children. He was also the brother of RicJiardy a phy- 
sician, who settled at Topsfield, born 15 June, 1713, died there 25 Nov. 

1783, who married Mehitable Putnam, born , 1722, died 2 Sept. 

1801, a sister of the heroic General Israel Putnam, who, it is said, pos- 
sessed many similar conspicuous traits of character to those of her brotner. 
He had eleven children, among whom were, Samuel^ born 16 March, 1726, 
died 10 June, 1810, a merchant in Boston, who bequeathed at his death, a 
legacy of five thousand dollars to Harvard College, for the encourage- 
ment of Biblical Criticism, upon which the Dexter Lectureship in that in- 
stitution was afterwards founded ; married Hannah Sigouraey, bora 27 
Feb. 1719, died 6 Nov. 1784, eldest daughter of Andrew and Mary Sig- 
ouraey of Boston. Ebenezer^ bora 17 Oct. 1729*, died 4 May, 1769, a 
physician in Marlboro% Mass., who married Lydia Woods, bora in 1736, 
died 24 Dec. 1774. John, bora 12 Aug. 1735, died 7 Feb. 1800, a gold- 
smith in Marlboro^ Mass., who married Mary How, bora 15 April, 1746, 
died 4 Feb. 1822. Catherine, born 21 Nov. 1737, died 30 Aug. 1814, 
who married Rev. Jason Haven of Framingham, bora 2 March, 1733, 
died 17 May, 1803; graduated at Harvard College 1754, and ordained 
over the First Church in Dedham 5 Feb. 1756. Rebecca, bora 4 Oct. 
1739, died 31 May, 1823, who married Lemuel Clap, born 9 April, 1735, 
died 29 Dec. 1819, a farmer in Dorchester, Mass. Mary, bora 12 Oct. 
1743, died 13 May, 1775, who married Rev. Ephraim Ward of Brook- 
field, Mass., bora 2 March, 1741, died 9 Feb. 1818; graduated at Har- 
vard College 1763, and ordained 23 Oct. 1771. He was, likewise, the 

grandfather of Andrew, bora 14 March, 1749, died , a merchant in 

Boston and Providence, afterwards resided at Hendon, Mass. and at Ath- 
ens, N. Y., where he died. Jtfory, born 15 Aug. 1753, died 6 Biay^ l£^^ 

250 Memoirs of Princess Subscribers. [July* 

who married John Bradford of Boston, born — Aug. 1756, died 21 Jan. 
1825 ; graduated at Harvard College 1774, ordained over ibe second 
parish in Roxbury, Mass., 30 May, 1785. Catherine Maria^ bom 11 
April, 1760, died II March, 1818, who married Judge Arte mas Ward, 
born d Jan. 1762, died 7 Oct, 1847. Samuel, born 14 May, 1761 ♦ died 
4 May» 1816, the eminent lawyer, formerly of this city, who married 

Catherine Gordon, born 17'61, died 2 Oct. 1641^a!l children of his 

sou Samuel ; — also of Judge Samvel Haven of Dedham, born 5 April, 
1771, died 4 Sept. 1847, who married Betsey Foster of Cambridge, born 
23 Jan. 1770, died 27 Jan. 1851. Caiherine Haven, bom 28 Aug. 1771, 
died 22 Oct. 1842, who married Rev. Stephen Palmer of Needham, Mass. 
born 8 Oct. 1766, died 31 Oct, 1821 ; graduated Harvard College 1789, 
ordained 7 Nov. 171*2. 

lie seemed, early in life, to have been naturally averse to prominent 
positions, and seldom consented to occupy them without reluctance, being 
much inclined to seclusion; alluding, at times, to his ** suffering under 
very grievous, disheartening di^ouragemenls, extraordinary dullness, and 
heaviness ;" and says, " melancholy is so much my natural disposition 
that it makes my life very uneasy." At a few months later date, how- 
ever, we find his "disheartening discouragements'^ were less '* grievous,** 
as the following extract from his Diary will show : — "'This day was v^ry 
cold, I communicated something of my mind to the young lady — which 
I hope, (and 1 think I have reason to hope,) may, through the smiles of 
an indulgent Providence, be the person in whom 1 may find the good 
thing, and obtain favor of the Lord, 1 think 1 have not been rash in my 
proceedings; — she is» as far as I can find, a woman of merit — a woman 
of good temper, and of prudent conduct and conversation; — and, O Lord« 
1 would humbly wait upon thee for so signal a blessing," In a little less 
than a year afterwards, he observes, — ** my companion Is a kind, tender, 
and virtuous person, and I hope I have in her a good thing, which is from 
the Lord Gotl, make her so to me,"" 

His widow married Samuel Barnard of Salem, Mass., in 1756, who 
died 21 Nov. 1762, in his 78th year, living with him about six yeare; 
aAer which she returned to Dedham, and remained in the family of her 
daughter Catherine, where she continued to be iiniversally beloved and 
respected, and enjoyed a tranquil and happy old age— her remains being 
deposited in the tomb with those of her first husband, j. H, d 

HUMPHREY, MR. JAMES, son of James and Margaret, was born 
in Wey nioulh, 22 June, 1711. He was the fourth in descent from Jonas 
Humphrey, who, with his son James, came from the County of Bucks, 
England, and settled in Dorchester about 1637. See N. E. Hist and 
Gen. Reg, Vol. IV, p, 198. Jonas* had also a son Jonas»' freeman in 
1653, who settled in Weymouth, Jonas* by hia wife Manha, had James,* • 

• This was probably the Jamw Huniptirey who was one of the Sflecrmen of Wey* 
mouth from i70U-l to 1703-1, and airam ill 1711 ; who was chosen Town Clerk m 
1712, 17l5-lt'j and 1716-17. He is pfesumctl to be the itKUvn1unlf nlso^ lu \vh«*m the 
following record refers. " Jnmes Humphrey [sind oOicr?*) uho bnd a^rce-l io Bf'jjia a 
fishing Tra4e lo Cape Sable Keques! of theTtiwa of Weymouth i Piece of Land, at 
the mouth of the river m ihc north pan of ihc town, culled Hunts Hilt Ac Low Land 
and Beach adjoinincr, which the towti voted to give/^ Thii was dissented to, by Jacob 
Nash, Nich. Phillips and John Green, 7 March 1714-15. 

Jame^ Humphrey fprobably ihp subscriber) was Chosen one of the Selectmen oT 
Weymouth, in 1737^, and l73B-9.^ Weymouth Tbftn Rec^ds^ 

" Died in Weymouth, 2d msu Hon, James Humphrey, Esq,, aged S^J^^Columhtm 
Cmiimit 5 May, 179fi, 



1854.] Captain John Smith. 251 

b. 10 Sept. 1665, and with other children, probably a Samuel,* who lived 
in W. in 1680. Samuel' had wife Mary, by whom he had several 
children, among them James,^ (father of the subscriber) b. 21 April, 
1689, d. 17 Aug. 1718. James,* (the subscriber) m. Ist, Ann Torrey, 5 
Dec. 1734. Children: Ann,* b. 19 Nov. 1735, d. 24 June, 1744; James,* 
b. 12 April, 1737, m. Betty Pratt, 21 Dec. 1758; Margaret,* b. 8 Feb. 
1739, m. Abner Pratt, 19 Dec. 1758; Lucy,* b. 13 April, 1742, m. Asa 
White, 31 Oct. 1765; Ann,« b. 6 July, 1746; Josiah,* b. 19 June, 1748, 
had wife Mary. 

James* m. 2d, Silence Whitmarsh, 22 March, 1753. Children : Debo- 
rah,* b. 17 Dec. 1753 ; Abigail,* b. 4 Dec. 1756 ; Sarah,* b. 14 Dec. 1760 ; 
Elizabeth,* b. 13 June, 1763; Susanna* and Nathaniel,* (twins) b. 27 and 
28 June, 1765. w. b. t. 

PADDOCK.— Yarmouth, County of Barnstable, 1 May, 1727. This 
day died here Mr. Zechariah Paddock^ in the 88th year of his Age, was 
born at Plimouth in the beginning of the year 1640. He retained his reason 
to an uncommon degree, until his last sickness, which lasted but a few/days. 
He was married in 1659, to Mrs. Deborah Sears born in this Town, and 
now survives him, having lived together almost 68 years : and by her God 
blest him with a numerous offspring especially in the third and fourth 
generations, having lefl behind him of his own Posterity, 48 grandchil- 
dren, and 38 great-grand children, and of this latter sort, no less than 30 
descended from his second Son; the old gentleman, his wife, one of his 
sons and his wife, lived for a considerable time in a house by them- 
sftlvcs without any other person ; when their ages, if computed together, 
amounted to above three hundred years : Mr. Paddock had obtained the 
character of a righteous man ; and his widow, now near four score and 8 
years old, is well reported of for good works. — New England Weekly 
Journal^ 5 June, 1727. 

ROBINSON, Rev. JOHN. In the present volume, p. 172, &c., is an 
account of this gentleman by our valued Correspondent of Franklin, Ct. 
He has since sent the following particulars : — His daughter Hannah m. 1 

Sept. 1729, Nathaniel Thomas, Esq. of Plymouth ; Althea m. Mr. 

Stiles of Lebanon ; John removed to Wilkesbarre, Pa., where he lef\ de- 
scendants; Ichahod resided at Lebanon, Ct., and was a merchant He 
ra. 1st. Mary Hyde, who d. 1 July, 1750; 2d, Lydia Brown of Lebanon, 
16 Jan. 1752, and had six children. William^ his 2d son, b. 15 Aug. 
1754 ; grad. Y. C. 1773, and became minister of Southington, Ct. He 
was the father of Edward Robinson, D. D., formerly of Andover, Mass., 
and since of N.York, eminent for his Hebrew Lexicon, Travels' in Pales- 
tine, Biblical Researches, &c. John^ his 3d son, b. 26 April, 1760, Y. C. 
1780, also a minister. 

Mr. Drake : — I send you an extract from the Parish Register of Wil- 
loughby, Co. of Lincoln, which sets the matter at rest in regard to the age 
of John Smith, the eccentric adventurer : — 

*• 1579. John, the son of George Smith, was baptized the sixth day of 

London, 24 May, 1854. H. G. Somerbt. 

The above proves the statements made by the Editor, in his History 
AHD Antiquities of Boston, (p. 25-6,) to be correct. 

1854.] Fragments of the Rollins Family. 263 


[Collected by J. R. Rollirs, A. M., Member of N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc.] 

The name Rollins is a corruption of Rawlins, which latter orthography 
obtains in England and to a certain extent in this country at the present 
day. Of this, abundant proof may be found. 

1st. In the fact that on records in America, prior to 1750, Rollins does not 
appear, but we find everywhere Rawlin, Rawline, Rawlins, Rawlings, d&c. 

2d. In names of towns, e. g., Rawlingsburg, N. Carolina, Rawlingsville, 
Alabama, and Rollingsford, N. H., where, or in the vicinity of which, both 
forms of spelling are adopted by difierent descendants from a common 

The derivation of Rawlins will be attended with more difficulty. The 
individuals who have borne the name belonged to the workers rather than 
to the drones of the hive, and though several, by their abilities and talents, 
have distinguished themselves above their fellows, and have been ranked 
among the gentry of England, none were of noble birth or have ever re- 
ceived any title of nobility. Hence no extended pedigree can be found, 
and we must rely upon detached facts to aid us in our investigation. 

A. D. 1370. 

The earliest date at whic^ I have been able to find the name in Eng- 
land (and this is merely a mention of it) is about A. D. 1370, in Hamp- 
shire,* where William Wickham, Bishop of Winchester, was accused by 
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, of having converted the fines due to 
the king, from one Rawlins and Kirkton, to his own use. 

A. D. 1395. 

Roger Rawlyn was lord of the manor of Testerton, in Norfolk, in 1395. 
Testerton, called in Doomsday Book Estretuna, was the lordship of Peter 
de Valoines at the survey, out of which Toka a freeman was expelled at 
the Conquest.t 

A. D. 1444. 

In this year we find a notice of one John Rawlins at Bridgetown, in 
Warwickshire. " This town is chiefly memorable for a hermitage to 
which the chapel of St. Mary Magdalen belongs. It was anciently en- 
dowed with some lands by the Powers of Rien CUfibrd, for the reparation 
of the bridge, which lands Thomas Power, Esq., confirmed (22 Hen. VI,) 
and at the same time constituted John Rawlins to be Hermite during life, 
appointing him to celebrate an obit in the parish church of Stratfora, for 
the souls of the parents and ancestors of him, the said Thomas.^* \ 

A. D. 1494. 
Henry Rawlins, L. L. B., was prebend of Lincoln, July 28, 1494.^ 

A. D. 1504. 
Richard Rawlins, S. T. P., succeeded to the subdeanery of York, being 
admitted Oct. I, 1504. He quitted it for the archdeaconry of Cleveland, 
1507; installed archdeacon of Huntington, Nov. 18, 1514 ; in 1523 pre- 
ferred to the see of St. David's, where he died, and was buried in that 

• Mag. Brit. Hamp.Vol. II, p. 885. % Mag. Brit. Warwickshire, Vol. V, p. 697. 
t Parkins' Norfolk. ^ Willis' Cathcdcalti. 

A,D, 1516. 
Ileiiry Rawliiifii, S< T. P*, installed rector in the hundred of Broughaji 

in Hertfordshire, April 28,* 

A. D. 1547. 
Rev, John Rawlins, 30 years rector at Attic bury, in Norfolk, died 
May 11, 1614,®. 61 A 

A. a 15G2. 
Christopher Rawlins, S.T. P., iiisialled prebend of Lincoln, 1555 ; held 
it in 15624 

A. D. 1677. 
Sir Benjamin Rawlins of Pulteridge, slierilTof London, died unmarried« 
Dec. 2, 1775, sc. 98; was descended from Hertfordshire. f 

Since A. D.- 151)0 ihe name may be found in almost every county, per- 
haps every county in England, and Ireland, and Scotland. 


Rawlins, (Ireland.) — Sa. 3 swords ar. one in pale and two in sattirc 
hilts and pommels or, la base a crescent of the last. Crest — a lion's 
head erased, gu. 

Raw ling, (Scotland.) — Sa. a sword pale ways ar, hiked and pommeled 
ary between three mullets pierced, of the last. 

Rawlins or Rawlyns, — Granted 1601 to Thomas Rawlins, M. D , of 
Kilreige, Co. Hereford, and Middle Temple, London, 1610, in which grani 
Thomas is named as "^ of the old and noted family (*• clarae et aniiquae^) 
of Rawlins, Co. Hereford." Sa. three swords barways, points toward llie 
sinister point of escutclieon ar. hills and pommels or. Crest — a bulPs [eg 
couped near the body. Sa. covered to the fetlock ar. On the top a bird''s 
head erased gu. Motto — In mercurio triumpho.§ 

RawHrts, (Saunders Hill, Co. Cornwall and Herefordshire.)^ — Sabte — 
three swords in pale, points in chief, hilts and pommels or. Crest — an 
arm e mho wed, in armor, ihe elbow resting on the wreath, holding the 
gauntlet a falchion ar. hilt or. Motto — Cognosce teipsum et disce pati. 

Borne also with slight variation by William Rawlings, Esq., of Padstow^ 
Co. Cornwall. This family, originally of Herefordshire, was for many 
generations olEcially connected wiih its city. Among the descendants 
were, I. William, an eminent merchant, distinguished alike for active 
philanthropy and literary attainments, removed from Hereford to Pad stow 
about the year 1750, among whose estates were manors of St. Cohjmb, 
derived from the Wardour Aiundels, and of Kia Hon, from the Godolpbins, 

(the latter, perhaps^ through Ann Carew, who married Rawlin ; ahe 

was dau. and heiress of George Carew, descended from Waller do Win- 
sor, who married Thomasine, dau. of Sir Francis Godolphin.)|| 

IL William, his son, of Exeter Coll, Oxford, M. A., forty years vicar 
of Padstow, three of whose children were in holy orders, viz., William, 
rector of Lansallos ; James, rector of St. Pinnoch, and Charles, curate 
of St. Stephens and St Dennis. 

III. Thomas Rawlins, High Sheriff of Cornwall, 1803, and a deputy 
warden of the Stannaries.11 



• Cluttcrbuck. 
t BloomfieM's Norfolk, Vol. 
also Parkins' Norfolk. 
^ Willis' Cathedrals. 

<> Burke, Had MSS. 6095, p. 14. 
I. p. 530, II Beiham's Baronetage. 
II Burke's Laaded Gentry 


1854.] Fragments of the Rollins Family, 266 

Other Arms, 

Rawlings. — Per pale ar, and sa. On a chevron between three birds, 
as many crescents, all counterchanged. Crest — ^A ram passant sa. at- 
tired or. 

Rawlins^ (Wakering, Co. Essex.) — Ar. a fesse sable fretty or. in chief, 
three pellets. Granted Jan. 2, 1560. Crest — A bear's head couped or. 

With the two preceding exceptions the different grants of arms seem 
to indicate a common origin, and the inference is strengthened by the 
following : — 

Arms. — Sa. three swords in pale, two with points in base, middle one in 
chief Crest — An arm embowed in armor, holding in the gauntlet a 
sword ar. hilt or. Granted to Ratole of Hennet, in St. Juliott, Co. Corn- 
wall, temp. Edward IV.* 

From what has been said, it is evident that Rawlins has been a fixed 
and hereditary surname for at least four hundred years. And as similarity 
of arms usually denotes consanguinity, it is inferred that the name is 
derived from Rawle, the termination ing, denoting offspring, having been 
added to denote the descent. 

Our next inquiry will relate to the origin of Rawle. Mr. Lower, in his 
treatise on English surnames, gives the Christian name Ralph, as the 
primitive of Rawes, Rawson, Rawlins and Rawlinson. This name Ralph, 
which became also a surname, is contracted from Radulph or Rudolph, 
which signifies ^* Helpe councell,'*t and Rudolph is the same as the 
French Raoul. If this name be not the true origin of Rawle and Raw- 
lins, it is not a little singular that we find precisely the same gradation in 
France, viz., Raoul, Raoulyn, Raoulini, RaouUin, Raulin, Roulin, and 
Rollin of more recent date. The termination /tn, rifiay be a contraction 
of ligne, denoting lineage. And the French word Raulin is evidently the 
same as the English Rawlin, inasmuch as the French alphabet has not 
w. And we may carry the comparison of names even further. One of 
the elders of the Huguenot church, who arrived in 1685 or 1686, and 
settled in the present town of Oxford, Mass., was |Jean Rawling (spelt 
also Railing.) And Rev. Peter Daille lefl by his will £5 to John Raw- 
lins, the French schoolmaster. 

Notices of Settlers in America. 

Thomas Rawlins came from England 1630, with the first company of 
that year, who were mostly from Suffolk. He brought with him five 
children, viz., Thomas, Mary, Joan, Nathaniel and John ;^ settled in Rox- 
bury; freeman, 1631 ;|| removed to Scituate about 1639.1T His first 
wife Mary died just before his removal,1T and his second wife, 1656, was 
widow Sarah Murdock of Roxbury.** Mr. Rawlins died at Boston, Mar. 
15, 1660. His will, dated March 12, 1660, gives property to his wife 
Sarah, and to his son Thomas a house in Boston, provided he live there 
with his mother as heretofore ; to son Nathaniel of Scituate, a farm in 
Scituate, d^. Wife Sarah and son Thomas executors. And it is further 

• Burke's Heraldry and Lyson'sCorn- 6 Farmer, with MSS. notes, 

wall. II Gen. Reg. Vol. III. p. 91. 

t Camden's Remains, and Gen. Reg. iJT RoxbaryCbarch Records. 

Yin. p. 149. •• Deane'8 Hist. Scitoate. 

I Mrs. Lee's Hist. Hagnenots. Holmes' 
Mem. Wor. Mag. Bost. Transcript, 1851. 

Fragments of the Rollins Family, 

added in the probate that **' Thomas Rawlins y« sonne declared y' kiiow* 
ing his father to have left his mother-in-law Sarah loo little, he was free 
and willing, «k did give her nine pound more,'" 6i,c, (Suffolk Prob.) 

1. Thomas, son of the above, lived single in Boston ; was a member of 
the An. and Hon. Ar. Co, 1642,» Will dated Dec. 12, 1681 ; gives 
property to his nephew Ephrdim Kcmpton of Salem, and niece Ruih 
Marshall, wife of Samuel Marshall, of Boston ; to four daus. of his brother 
Natlianiel of Scituate, deceased ; to i he wife of John Randall of Scituate ; 
to nephew Manasseh Kempton, and his sister Joanna, the wife of George 
Morton of Plymouth; to Stephen' Tot man ; to four children of Edward 
Wright, <fcc* Administration granted to his cousins Ephraim KemptOD 
and Samuel Marshall. 

2. Mary married 1639, William Parker of Scituate. She deceased 
about 1650, leaving children— Mary, born 1639; William, 1643; and IV 
tience, b. 1648, who mar. John Randall of Scituate. 

3. Joan Rawlins mar. 1645, Ephraim Kempton of Scituate. He was 
son of Ephraim of Plymouth, and came probably with his father in the 
ship Ann, 1623. Their children were — Joanna, b. 1646 ; Patience, b. 
1648 ; Ephraim, b. 1649, removed to Salem ; Manasseh, b* 165L 
Ephraim Kempton died 1655, his widow Joan, 1656. 

4. Nathaniel Rawlins succeeded to his father's residence 1650; mar. 
Lydia Sylvester 1652, who, after NathaniePs death, mar. 1664, Edward 
Wright The children of Nathaniel were— EHzabctli, b. 1053, d. young ; 
Ruth, b. 1655, nmr. Samuel Marshall of Boston ; Patience, b. 1658 ; Na- 
Ihanel, b. 1659 ; Elizabeth, h. 1661, mar. Dea. James Torry of Scituate* 
oldest child of Lieut. James Torrey, and ^* a man of great usefulness and 

5. John; no further trace; he probably deceased before 1681, and un- 
married, as his brother Thomas makes no mention of him or his children 
in his will. 

The male line of this family terminates here with Nathaniel, b. 1659. 
Query* Where and who are his descendants, if any ? 

Thomas Rawlins of Boston, carpenter, wife Anna , (freeman Mar. 

3, ltJ35-6. ? f) He died 1670 ; his widow Anna was admx. and brought 
in inventory of his estate Mar. 28, 1070. Anna d, between Jan. and Apl. 
1692, as her will was dated Jan. 2,5, proved April 29, 1692. Caleb and 
Benjamin Rollins, executors.! Children — t. Calebs b. 1645 ; 2. Mary, 
b. 1652 ; 3. Samuel, b, 1653 ; 4. Anna ; 5. Joseph ; 6. Joshuo ; 7. Ben* 
jamin ; 8. Abigail, 

(1.) Caleb was a member of the first engine co. organized in Boston, 

1679; housewright; mar. Elizabeth , who was admx. on his estate. 

Aug. 24, 1693. Estate appraised Aug. 24, 1693, £178 3 6. Their 
children were— Caleb, b. Feb. 16. 1676, d. Aug. 16, 1678; Caleb, K 
Nov. 1681, d. Jan. 12. 1682 ; Elizabeth, b. Mar. 1684, d. Aug. 12, 1685— 
Gravestones still standiitg^ and perfectly kgihle^ on Cufp's HUL Thomas, 
Mary, Anna ; Susanna, bap. Old South ch. Jan. 19, 1689 ; Mercv, bap. 
Old South ch. Sep. 10, 1693. 

(6.) Joshua mar. , and had certainly one child, Abigail, who mar. 

Zachary Kirk of Boston, about 1686. 



• History of An. &nd Hon, Ar* Co., also f Geo. Beg. Vol. 111. p. 94. 
Farmer. % Suffolk Prabaic. 


1854.] Fragments of the Rollins Family. 257 


Richard Rawlins, '^ a plasterer,^* resided in Boston ; was freeman May 
10, 1643. Owned a lot " on North Sqqpre, extending into the cove." 
Admitted to y« church 18th of 1st mo. JC42 ; wife Mary admitted to y« 
church 8th of 8th mo. 1641. 


Jasper Rawlins, freeman 1633, was of Roxbury,* went to Wethcrsfield, 
Conn.,t thence to Windsor and back to Roxbury ; will, dated 17th of 11th 
mo. 1665; gives to wife Mary a dwelling house, moveables, die., **and 
in case any of my children should come to settle here, 1 do give him a 
piece of ground to build a house upon ; if not, to be lefl to wifc.^' Mary 
Kawlins, ex'x. 


Joseph Rawlins, freeman 1634. 


Nicholas Rawlins of Newbury, born 1646 ; took the oath of allegiance 
1678 ;| is said by descendants to have come from Ireland. He married 
Rebecca, daughter of Deacon Robert Long of Newbury, Oct. 31, 1679. 
Children — John, b. Newbury, Dec. 1, 1680, m. Mary Thomas of Exeter, 
Oct 9, 1702; Daniel, b. Newbury, Mar. 21, 1682, m. Sarah Barton of 
Newbury, June 10, 1708 ; Mary, b. Newbury, April 10, 1683, m. Jonathan 
Sawyer ; Joseph, b. Newbury, March 25, 1 685 ; Benjamin, b. Newbury, 
March 2, 1687, m. Elizabeth Plummer,and 2d, Hannah Annis ; Rebecca, 
b. Newbury, Oct. 1, 1689 ; Martha, b. Newbury, Nov, 5, 1692. 


Robert Rawlins of ^^ Eamsbery^^ (Amesbury) took y^ oath of allegi- 
ance and fidelity before Major Robert Pike, y« 20th day of December, 


James Rawlins, freeman 1634, came with the Ipswich ; was at New- 
bury 1634 ;|| removed to Dover (Bloody Point, now Newington) ; hp was 
in Dover probably as early as 1642 ;^ received a grant of land there, July 
10, 1644, and another grant of 100 acres, '' layed out,^' Nov. 26, 1656. 
He resided at Bloody Point till his death, receiving grants of land at 
various tiraes.*^ His will was dated Dover, Dec. 16, 1685, giving prop- 
erty to his wife Hannah, to his sons Ichabod {oldest) and Benjamm, and 
to '' other children'' (not named.) Will proved July 25, 1691. Of his 
children were — 1. Ichabod, a carpenter, taxed at Bloody Point, 1665 ; 8. 

Samuel, b. 1649, taxed at Bloody Point, 1668 ; 4. James, b. , taxed 

Dover, 1671 ; 5. Benjamin, b. 1662 ; 2. Thomas, b. 1641, taxed in Dover, 

1662, 1668 removed to Exeter ; 6. Joseph, b. , taxed Bloody Point, 



Henry Rollins was a native of Antrim Co. North of Ireland, (of English 
descent j ; married Mary Carson, an orphan girl, bom in Stewartstown, on 
Lough Neagh, Co. of Tyrone. He emigrated to America about 1768 ; 
settled first near the battle ground of Brandjrwine ; served in the Ameri- 

• He was a resident of Boston in 1654 t Coffin's MS. letter, 

and 1656, as appears by the Town records. 6 Gen. Ref . Vol. VI. p. 202. 

See HiU, and Antiquities of Bostm, p. 336, ji Farmer. 

347.— Editoi. 1 Quint. 

t MS. letter Hon. R. R. Hinman. ^* Dover Reeoida. 

can ranks at the battle of Brandy wine ; settled »n Chester Co, Penn. ; 
removed in 1777 or 8 to Westmoreland Co. near to the present town of 
Greensburg, He was drowned in the Youhiogeny Kiver, near Elizabeth* 
town, 1812, Hia brother JoHn and a sister remained in IreJond ; and 
brothers Benjamin, Anthony, George and James emigrated with him lo 
Pennsylvania, Benjamin''s subsei|uent history is unknown, Amhony 
died 18'27 in Westmoreland Co. without family » at the advanced age of 
95 to 100 years. George went to Canada. James was killed by the full- 
ing of a tree in Westmoreland Co., leaving no family* 

Henry's children were — Sarah, ni, Jefleries, lived in Ohio. John 

studied medicine^ located in New Orleans about 181 1, dec. 1844, leaving 
one child, a dau., the wife of Rev. Jerome TwicheN, of the 1st Presbyie* 

rian church at Lafayette, La, Mary, m. W^alker, went to Ohio* 

Samuel died in Ohio, at Lebanon, 1831, leaving a small family. Jane 

m, Smith, resides near Madison, Indiana. James^ a lawyer, " a 

man of fine talents/' died at Port Gibson, Mississippi, a young man and 
unmarried. Anthony Wayne, b. 1783, educated at Jefferson College^ 
Canonsburg, Penn.; went to Kentucky 1806; studied medicine with Dr. 
Warfield, a dislmguished physician of Lexington ; settled in Richmond* 
Ky,, where he practised his profession 23 years, standing at its head ; 
went to Missouri 1830, settled in Boone Co., where he dec. Oct. 9, 1845. 
He married Sallie Harris Rhodes, of English and Virginia descent^ and 
had children — 1. James S., now residing in Boone Co., which county he 
represented ni Missouri Senate, J 846 ; one of the candidates for the 
gubernatorial chair 1848, and a member of the visiting committee of 
West Point Military School, 1850 ; mar Mary E, Hickman of Kentucky^ 
and has four children. 2. Eliza, dec. ; 3. Nancy, dec. ; 4, Clifton, dec* ; 
6, Robert, of Boone Co. ; 6. John, of Boone Co. ; 7. Sarah, who mar. 
Curtis F. Burnham, Esq., of Richmond, Ky., grad» Yale College, 1639 
or 40, 


To the foregoing may be added. Rev. Geri>hom Rawlins, grad. Harvard 
University, 1705, A. M* 1744. He returned to England, and died at his 
residence in St» John's Square, London, Dec. 14, 1757, *' an eminent dis- 
senting minister." 

[Note. — The compiler of the foregoing article takes this opportunity 
of tendering his acknowledgments to a?/ who have aided him in collecting 
material relating to the families of Rollins in this country, and particularly 
to Hon. John Wentworth, Rev- A, H, Quint, and T. B. Wyman, for 
copies of records, and to H. G. Somerby, Esq., for copies from English 
records, and respectfully requests that any information relative lo the 
name in possession of individuals who may notice this communication 
may be forwarded to him. Further mention of descendants of James 
Rollins of Dover will be made at some future time.] 

Lawrence^ Dec, 22» 1853. 

Family Gathebing. — There were recently assembled at the house 
Beta Kingman, Esq., in Middleboro% a great-great-grandmother, daugh* 
ter, (wife of B. K., Esq.,) granddaughter, great-granddaughter, and two 
groat-great-grand daughters. There are now living three of the fifth gen- 
eration. — Journal^ 19lh Aug, 1853, 





1864.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 259 


[Continued from page 185.] 

CUTLER. — ^'* A Funeral Discourse on the occasion of the Death of 
Hon. Ephraim Cutler. Delivered at Warren, Washington Co. O By 
Prof. E. A. Andrews, of Marietta College. Published by request. Ma- 
rietta, O. 1854." 8vo. pp. 28. 

This Discourse, of which the above is the title, is composed in a man- 
ner which meets our entire approbation. Prof. Andrews very justly con- 
cluded, that those who may come after the present generation, if an intel- 
ligent race, will desire to know something of those who preceded them. 
We published, in our seventh volume, an interesting letter from the de- 
ceased, which contains some account of himself and family. ^^ His death 
took place on the 8th of July, 1853." Hence he was 86 years, three 
months, and five days old. He was among the pioneers of the West ; 
having arrived at Marietta, with his family, 18 Sept 1795, " having spent 
31 days upon the river" — as much time as it now takes to go from Boston 
to England and back again. There accompanied him, Col. Israel Put' 
nam^ Israel Putnam^ Jr.^ Phinehas Matthews^ with what families they had. 
Mr. Cutler was occupied for a season as a surveyor of lands ; and within 
the first year he received from Gov. St. Clair, commissions of Captain in 
the Militia, Justice of the Peace, Judge of the Courts of Quarter Sessions 
and of the Common Pleas. He was henceforth known as Judge Cutler. 
He kept a Journal of his hardships, sufferings and toils in the *^ wilderness 
work," which should be published. Judging from a few extracts given 
by Prof. Andrews, it would be of permanent interest. In 1801 he was a 
member of the Territorial legislature, and the next year was a member of 
the Convention to form a State Constitution. In 1818 he went into the 
State Legislature, and though opposed and thwarted for several sessions^ 
in his efforts to establish a Common School System, yet he eventually had 
the satisfaction to see his views carried out, and himself called the father of 
the System. In 1840 he was a delegate to the Harrisburgh Convention, 
which nominated his old friend Gen. Harrison for the Presidency of the 
United States. 

DUDLEY.—" The Character of a Christian's Life and Death iUus- 
trated. — ^A Sermon upon the death of Mrs. Luct Dudley, Relict of the 
late Hon. Paul Dudley, Esq., who died Oct. 24, 1756, st 72. Preached 
at Roxbury, Oct 31, 1756. By Atnos Adorns^ A. M. Pastor of the First 
Church in Roxbury. Boston : 1756." 8vo. pp. 26. 

The author of this Discourse, though a historical man, and has left us 
several valuable historical works in the form of Sermons, yet in this there 
is nothing whatever, either historical, biographical or genealogical beyond 
what is set forth in the title-page. The character of Mrs. Dudley is 
drawn at considerable length, and with an ability worthy of the able hand 
of Mr, Adams. We have room but for a single passage. " She, for 
abilities of mind, for wisdom, knowledge, prudence, discretion,a heavenly 
temper, pure morals, unaffected piety, shining graces, and an unsullied 
character, has been rarely equalled by any of her sex amongst us." p. 21. 

ELIOT.—" The Rest which remaineth," dec.—" Shown vol a. S^tiBsso. 
preached at the New North Church in Boston, \a Se^V* YH^- '^vci^j,'^^ 

260 Researches amons^ Funeral Sermons* [Jolyi 

day of the Death of their Excellent Pastor, Andrew Eliot> D. D, By 
Peter Thacher^ A. IVL Pastor of the First Church in Maiden. Boston:" 
[1778]. 8vo. pp. 40. 

Dr. Andrew Eliot was the father of Dr. John Eliot, author of 
*' A New Biographical Dictionary" of tlie ** Literary and Worthy men 
of New England ;" a work discovering great research, and a thor- 
ough acquaintance with the history of the country. It was published 
near fifty years ago (1B09) and is now rare. The publications of Dr. 
Eliot (the father) were quite numerous, but anything concerning him 
from us would be quite superfluous, while an account of him may bo 
read in the work just referred to, by one no less able than willing to do 
justice to the memor\^ of a most honored father. 

FOXCROFT.— ^* 'The Bkssedness of the Bead, who die in the Lord.— 
A Sermon Preached the Lord's day aAer the Funeral of Mrs. Anna 
FoxcROFT, the amiable and pious Consort of the Rev. Mr. Thomas Fox- 
croA, who died Oct, 9ih, 1749, in the 53d year of her age. By Charlet 
Chauncy, D. D. one of the Pastors of the First Church in Boston. Boston : 
1749.'' 8vo. pp. 31. 

The Preacher gives the deceased the highest character, quoting that 
beautiful passage from Proverbs, xxxi, 26-28^ but nothing regarding her 
history or pedigree. She was daughter of Mr, John Coney of Bodloo« 
goldsmith. .^ 

HIRST. — " The Honor and Flappiness of the virtuous Woman ; more 
especially considered in two relations of a Wife and Mother. Meditated 
upon the lamented Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Hirst, the virtuous Consort 
of Grove Hirst, Esq., who departed this Life, July 10, 1716. In the 35 
year of her age. By Benjamin Cohnan^ Pastor of a Church of Christ in 
Boston, N. E. Boston: 1716." 12mo. pp.33. 

*^ Mrs. Hirst has made no small addition to the honor of her family, 
and to the name of SciralV^ She was the daughter of the Hon, Judge 
SewalL Her Husband died in October^ 1717. On his death Dr. Cohnan 
also preached the Sermon, which was printed, and accompanying it ^* Mb* 
Hirst's Remains ^'^^ making a volume in small l2mo, of 136 pages. Ii 
was probably printed only for the immediate relatives, as it is now very 
rarely to be found, even in our old libraries. Mr, Hirst w^as a son of 
William Hirst, Esq. of Salem, " which had the honor of his birth and 
education, Boston of his life and grave .^' Page 41. In his Dedication to 
Jttdge Seimll, Dr, CoJman says, *^ You, Sir, are the only Parent now left to 
Mr* Hirst^s children. Within six months and a few days the sovereign 
God has taken away the three other Grandparents. Yea, within one dark 
fortnight they were made trebly orphans. For on the l^ih of October, 
1717, died their grandmother Se wall, your gracious consort; on the 28 
of the same month God took away their Father from them, and on the 
Isi of November following their honored Grand-father Hirst,*' Mr. Hirst 
left 6ve small children. P. 43. Hirsts Remaitis. 

LAMB — ** Sober Sentiments. — In an Essay npon the vain Presump- 
tion of Living and Thriving in the World, which does too often possess 
and poison the Children of this World. Produced by the premature and 
much lamented Death of Mr. Joshua Lamb, who died (of a fall received 
a few days before) July 15, 1722. By one of the Ministers in Boston. 
With an Appendix by another Hand. Eccl. vii, 2. Boston: Printed by 
T. Fleet in Pudding Lane, m%'' l2mo, pp 37. 

Although this Discourse does not appear in the Catalogue of the works 
of Ur. CoUon Mather^ as given in his Life by his son, yet there is no 

1854.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 261 

question of its being by him, from its style and manner. But if other 
evidence were wanting, it may be found in the cotemporary autograph of 
*' Samuel Sewally Junr^ He wrote in the copy now used, " By Dr. Cot' 
ton Mather y And, in another place he wrote, " Samuel Sewall^ Junr,^ 
given me by Madam LambJ*^ The last named person may have been 
the mother of the deceased. The ^^ Appendix by another Hand,^^ Mr, 
Sewall says, was written " By Mr, Thomas Walter,^'* Thus by two or three 
manuscript lines by Samuel Sewall^- Junr, we have more of a history of 
the Funeral Sermon, than of the subject of it, for neither the Sermon nor 
the Appendix contains scarcely a line about the deceased. From the 
latter (which consists of six pages) is learned that he was "just eptering 
upon the 20th year of his age, and fourth and last year of his residence at 
Harvard College." 

If there are any Lambs interested in the history of their family, now or 
hereafter, they may see a curious Epitaph upon one in HolinshedU 
Chronicle^ black letter edition, page 1313. 

NILES. — ^*^ A Sermon preached at Braintree, the Sabbath after the 
Burial of that Pious and Valuable Grentlewoman, Mrs. Ann Niles, the 
Virtuous Consort of the Reverend Mr. Samuel Niles, of that Town, who 
died Oct. 25th, 1732, in the fifty-fifth year of her age. By Thomas 
Paine, M. A., Pastor of a Church of Christ in Weymouth. Boston : 
Printed by S. Kneeland and T. Green, 1732." 8vo. p. 27. 

^' She was a Daughter of the late honorable Nathaniel Coddinglon^ Esq., 
of Newport, on Rhode Island, a Member of the Council in that Province ; 
and her Mother was Mrs. Susannah Hutchinson, Sister of the late honora- 
ble Elisha Hutchinson^ Esq., of Boston." 

The first wife of Mr. Niles was Daughter of the late Rev. Peter 
Thacher^ Pastor of Milton. And her Mother was Mrs. Theodora Or- 
enhridge^ Daughter of the late Reverend Mr. John Oxenhridge^ Pastor 
of the first Church in Boston. She was born March 7, 1682-3, and died 
Feb' 10, 1715-16. Having earnestly recommended to her mournful 
Consort, Mrs. Ann Coddington^ whom, from her own Acquaintance with 
her, she prudently chose for the .Mother of her Children, as well as the 
Wife of her Husband. Note on p. 24. w.b.t. 

TURELL. — '* Memoirs of the Life and Death of the Pious and Ingen- 
ious Mrs. Jane Tueell, who died at Medford, March 26th, 1735, iEtat. 
27. Collected chiefly from her own Manuscripts. By her Consort, the 
Rbv. Mr. Ebbnezer Tueell, M. A., Pastor of the Church in Medford. 
To which is added, two Sermons preached at Medford, the Lord's day 
af\er her Funeral, by her father, Benjamin Cobnan^ D. D.'^ 

These Memoirs and Sermons were printed in duodecimo, at London, in 
1741. Her birth was at Boston, 25 Feb. 1708. Her mother died about 
four years before her. " At nine or ten, if not before, she was able to 
write, for in 1718, her father wrote a letter in answer to one from her." — 
Mrs. Tueell was no ordinary woman. Her letters in this Memoir show 
that she was educated in all the virtues of the virtuous. She wrote very 
good Poetry, kept a Diary, and appears to have been in great esteem by 
all who knew her. The rare young Poet, Mr. John Adorns^ wrote an 
Elegy on her at her death. 

Mr. John Adams closes his Poetical ** Epistle to the Rev. Mr. Ebbnezer 
Tueell^' upon the death of his lady with these lines : — 
Fain woald the Mose her plaintive nambers cease, 
And lose her sorrows in these realms of*blisii. 
Bat TATLoa calls me downward, aad demaikda 
Te&n from my eyes and cypress from m^ Yiaxkds. 

To the name of Taylor is the following note :— " Mrs, Elizabeth Tap- 
hr\ the lovely consort of the Rev. Mr. John Taylor^ Pastor of the 
Churcii in Milton, and daughter of the late Ret\ Mr. Naihanacl Ragers 
of Portsmooth, in New Hampshire, died April 16, 1735, three weeks 
after Mrs, TureJh and alike esteemed and lamented by all that knew 

WILLARD. — '* A Poem sacred to the Memory of the Honomble Jo- 
siah Willard, Esq. late Secretary of the Province of the Massachusetu 
Bay in New England ; who deceased December 6lh, 1756, iEtatis 76» 
Boston I Printed by Green & Russell, in Queen street, 1757.*' 4to. 

On the half 'title of the above described tract, a MS. note says itB author 
was ^^ Peter Oliver^ Esq^ On the same leaf is the autograph ** S. 
Checkley''s,'^ and *' /. Green^ Junrs. 1780." On the back of the title* 
page is the following (printed) record of "Offices sustained by Secretary 
WitLARD. Tutor of Harvard College. Secretary of ihe Province, from 
June, 1717 to December, 1756, Judge of the Probate of Wills for the 
County of Suffolk, from Dec. 1731 to 1745. One of his Majesty's 
Council, from May, 1734, to May, 1756." 

WILLARD. — '^* A Fyneral Sermon on tlie Death of that Learned and 
Excellent Divine, the Reverend Mr. Samitel Willard, Pastor of a Church 
of Christ in Boston, and Vice President of Harvard Collej^e. Who de. 
ceased Sept. 12, 1707, ^Etatis sua? 68. By Ebenezer Pemberton^ A. M. 
To which is annexed a Poem, on the same sorrowful occasion, by 
the Rev. Mr. Benjamin Colnian, Boston : 1707." 12mo. pp. 80> and 
Poem, 14. 

There is little indeed of biography or history in the Sermon or in the 
Poem, but of the two the last is preferable, inasmuch as it contains in 
few w^ords the substance of the 80 pages^ and describes the personal np* 
pearance of its subjecL The following extract is to the point \n the 
latter particular : — 

^^ Plain was the Saint, bis Soul t>y Gmce refin'd, 
His Girdle meaD, but much adurned his miDd: 
Ici face, as well as mind, above ihe loyes 
Of this vain worlds and all its sensual joyes : 
Simple in diet, negligent ofdressj 
Hairy and rou/E^h his robe, meet to expresi 
One morttficd to things of time and sense, 
To truih and things divine a love intense.'* 

The publications of Me. Willard are numerous, and Dr. Elict says, 
that " no Divine, except Dr, Cotton Mather ^ m this country, prepared 
raoro works for the press; and they were all calculated to do honor to 
the Author, and edify pious people." His greatest work the *' Body of 
Divinity," was published after his death, in large folio. This was the 
first folio, except probably a few laws and Journals, printed in these 
Colonies. It was published by Subscription, and the names of ihe Sub* 
scribers, printed at the end, form an array of talent and learning, which 
future learned men of New England may look back upon with pride and 
satisfaction. It is surpassed by no fist of that period, perhaps, unless that 
contained in Prince's Chronology. Some copies of the " Body of Divini- 
ty," contained a Portrait of the Author, of folio size, executed in England 
by Vander Gucht. The writer has, however, seen but a single copy with 
the portrait, and that was, at one time, the property of the Rev, Dr. CoU' 
vers Ftmcu^ now of Harvard CoUeg^e. 


1854.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. 263 


[Commtinicated by Rev. Alomzo H. Quj5t, M. N. £. Hist. Geo. Soc.] 

[Continued from page 134.] 

TwoMBLY, Ralph/ had land lai#out 4, 10, 1656; was taxed in 1657 
at Cocheco; will was dated 28 Feb. 1684, proved 7, 8 mo. 1686; Eliz- 
abeth his wife and John his son were executors ; by his will, if son John 
live with his mother, then they are to occupy the homestead jointly ; oth- 
erwise she shall have the estate for life, after which John has one half; 
if son Ralph, instead of John, live with his mother, then he shall have 
£\0 ; Joseph is to have a heifer ; Mary shall have bs. ; to Elizabeth, 
Hope, Sarah, Esther, and William, each a cow, i^hen eighteen years old. 
Children, John,* Joseph,' b. 1661; Manr,* (m.Tebbets;) Ralph« (had a 
son Ralph*;) Elizabeth^; Hope"; Mary*; Sarah"; Esther"; William." 

John," mar. ( 1 ) Mary Kenney, 18 April, 1687 ; m. (2) Rachel ; will 

was made 18 July, 1724, proved ; gave to wife Rachel half of home- 
stead lying on south side of road leading down to Joseph Hanson^s and so 
to the Neck ; after her decease it was to go to son William ; to son John 
20 acres at Little worth, as by deed ; to sons Joseph and Samuel certain 
lands, they to pay legacies to their uncles and aunts, as in the will of their 
grandmother Elizabeth. [Can^t find that will.] To son Benjamin £b ; 
to William half of homestead, he V> support his mother ; to daus. Sarah, 
Mary, Rachel, Esther, and Annah, <£5; wife and Joseph executors. 
Children, (Fam. 2,) John' ; Joseph" ; Samuel,^ b. 10 March, 1699 ; Ben- 
jamin^; William"; Sarah"; Mary"; Rachel"; Ester"; Hannah." 

Samuel," (of Fam. 2,) mar. 26, 9, 1723, Judith, dau. of Tobias and 
Ann (Lord) Hanson, b. 7, 12, 1703; they were ** Friends." He died 9 
mo., 1769 ; she died 23, 6, 1793. Children, (Fam. 3,) Ann,^ b. 15 Aug. 
1724, (m. James Nock;) Samuel,^ b. 18 March, 1726; Jonathan,^ b. 21 
Oct. 1727 ; Tobias,* b. 24, 10, 1728, died 25, 11, 1809 ; Judith,* b- 25, 

7, 1730, (m. Capt. John Gage ;) Rebecca/ b. 81, 3, 1737 ; Isaac,* b. 28, 

8, 1739, died 8, 1, 1824. , 
The following families we cannot certainly connect : — 

John," (prob. son of John,") mar. Sarah, dau. of William and Martha 
Dam, b. 21 April, 1692 ; will made 20 Dec. 1747, proved 27 April, 1748, 
a joint will of himself and wife ; they mention son John, (execV,) daugh- 
ters Sarah, (Hanson,) Martha, and daughter-in-law Mary, (widow of Dan- 
iel,) " now with child." Children, (Fam. 4,) John,* b. 28 Oct. 1712; Sa- 
rah,* b. 21 Feb. 1714; Daniel,* b. 18 Jan. 1716; Martha,* b. 26 Feb. 

John,* (of Fam. 4,) had wife Mary ; will dated 6 May, 1764, piOTed 
29 Aug. 1764 ; he gave to sons John and David the homestead formerly 
belonging ** to my honored father and mother, John Twombly and Sarah 
Twombly of Dover, dec." Both sons were then under ase ; something 
to dauffhters Lydia, (Runnels,^ Anna, (Purinton,) Sarah, (under 18 ;) to 
sister Martha, to nephew Damol Twombly, (under 21,) and to wife Pa- 
tience, who is exec^x with father-in-law Joseph Bunker. These children 
are Fam. 5. 

William, {supposed, from the property, to be son of Ralph ;*^ will 
made 14 Sept. 1763, proved 29 Oct. 1768 ; gave to «>u \e&A& ^^Wsat 
stead in Madbuij; to William land in MadbuTy^'&axfyxk^ou^Vi^.NV^^A^^ 

264 Genealogical Items relating ta Dover ^ N. H. [Jtilyi 

Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Pearl of Barringion, land in Barrington; to 
Eleanor, wife of Nicholas Ilickcr of BHrringron, land in B. ; something lo 
granci-tlaughtcr Tamesin, daughter of son John, dec. ; a saw- mill to sons 
lialpb, (cxec'r,) Isaac, WilliomT and son-in-law Ichabod Hayes; to Halpb 
land in Dover, <i:c. Children, Ralph, b. 13 Sept. J713; Isaac, b. 18 Dec, 
1715 ; William, b. 25 Julv\ ITIT ; Mar\\ b. 25 Feb. 1721 ; Elizabeth, b. 
1 Nov 1723; John, b. 19 Sept, 1725; Eleanor. 

John, a " Friend,^' mar. 30, I , I7#4, Martha, dau. of Ebenezer Varney, i 
anJ had Anna, b. 10, 3, 1740. 

Benjamin, of Somersworrh ; will dated 29 Dec, 1761, proved 30 March, 
1762; gave lo wife Hannah half of estate for life; lo son Bcnjamini 
(execV,) all estate except as above, he paying certain legacies lo daugh* 
ters Hanaah, (Hayes,) Tamsen, (Hodgden,) A bra, (Wood bridge,) Rachel, 
(Hayes,) and Abigail — ihc last having .£250, the others each e£^100; Sarah 
and Abignil to have one room while single. Children, Hannah, b. 10 
May, 1722, (ra. Hayes ;) Tamsen, (m. Hodgden ;) Abra, baptized 23 
June, 1728, {m, Woodbridge ;) Abigail; Sarah; Benjamin; Bachelt I 
bapt. 25 Sept. 1727, (m. Hayes.) 

Note to Tozee. — [Ricbard Toster was of Boston. He mftrried Jaly 3rd, 1656* 
Judnh Smith, and had Thorn a-s born May 5, 1657, and removed eaMwnrd. aod hod 
ht»w many children u is not known. He died at Kitlery, Maine, Oct. 1675.— See Bd- 
knap's Htsiofy, VoL 1^ page 135, year 1675. 

March 29, 1715, Richard Toxer (probably son of above.) and Joseph Pray settle a 
dispated line hetween ihcrr lots of !and above Salmon Falls, in Berwick, 

Oct. It 1706. Same did same things bolh calling lheais<^lves of Newicbcwonack. 

Richard and Elizabeth Tozer of Berwick^ deed l&nd in York lo Lewis Bane, 3rd 
Nov. 1698. 

August 15th, 1712, Richard Raodatl of Dover, receives of brotber-ia-law Eieli«fd 
Toser, the poitioa of his wife Elizabeths 

Elixabelh, wife of Richard Toier, is the only daughter yet found t»f Elder William 
Wentworih. They lived in the old Toier Garrison, so called, on the Berwick sidei 
near Salmon Fulb. A part of this garrison siill remains upon the otd site. 

la an aitidavit 26ih January, 1733, Richard To*er pves his age as 73. In f%m€ 
case, his wife, Elizabeth Toier, speaks of knowing the farm of Widow Ehtabeih 
Wentworih, late wife of Capt. Benjamin^^ son of Ezckiel,^ at Qnamphegan, adjuiaing 
Ibc river, on N. H. side, 6t years ago, when her father carried her there. 

Mrs. Tozer was carried prisoner to Canada several times. 

The following children of Richard and Elizabeth Tozer, were alive Sep(. 22iid, 
1734 :— 

Blartha m. Samael Lord, who was an ancestor of Fresideat Lord^ of Darimoaili 

Abigail m. Samuel NewtoD of Sou thborough, Worcester Co,, Mass. 

Sarah lived in Souibl>oroagh» Mass. 

Judith m. Jonathan Burroughs of Westboroagh, Mass. 
^ John lived in Watertown, Mass. 
H Richard lived ia Westt>orougb, Mass, 
" Mary. j. w J 

Note to Twoicblt,— [John Twombly makes will ISth July, 1721, and it was 
proved August 2nd| 1724. Gives property todaas. Sarah^ Mary, Rachel, Esther, Anna. 

Whom did these daughters marry f Had he sons ? 

Sarah is reported to have beca wife of Deacon Gershom,* son of E»ekiel» Weat- 

Feb. 15th, 1753, Deacon Gershom^ Went worth gives, ia coaiideralioa of love tDiI 
good will, to Samuel Twombly land in Rochester, N. U. 

Af^er death of Deacon Gershom, ^ bis sons, in 1762, 1763, 1765, and 1773, have land 
dealings with a maa variously called Samuel Twombly and Samuel Twombly, Jr., of 
Rochester, N. H, j. w] 

Note to Titckir.— [Errrjcf/nwi Kittery Probate Reatrdt, Vol. 11, page 134. Nich- 
olas Tucker of Kiltery, made will Jafi*y 21, 1715-17, which was proved April 2nd, 
1717, and gave 'Mo William Wentworth five shillings in money, i» full of his mother's 
poilioQ ; to wife Jane, Ace." Whose son was this William Wentworih t J ^ ] 


1864.] Metnair of Isaac Allerton, 265 

[Abridged from a commanication of Hon. Hemry W. Cusbxaii of Bernardston.*] 

Isaac Allerton, a faosimile 
of whose autograph is annexed, 
was one of those who, about 1608 
or 9, left their native land (Old 
England) and settled at Leyden^ 
in Holland , for the sake of ** purity 
of conscience and liberty of wor- 
sbip.^'t The exact time or place 
of his birth — as is the case with 
most of our Puritan Fathers — 
is unknown. It is supposed, however, from contemporaneous facts, that 
be must have been born about the year 1683, in the northeastern part of 
England, and that he was first married about 1604 or 5.^ If we are cor- 
rect in these assumptions, he must have married and have had two 
children before he left England for Holland, and his daughters Mary and 
Sarah must have been born in the latter country. 

The first mention we have of Mr. Allerton by name is his signature 
attached to a letter written from Holland to the agents of the Puritans, 
** Mr. Carver and Robert Cushman,^' that " the coming of Mr. Nash 
and their Pilot is a great encouragement to them." This letter was 
signed by four persons, of whom the initials only are given. These are, 
S. F., E« W., W. B., and I. A., doubtless intended for Samuel Fuller, 
Edward Winslow, William Bradford and Isaac Allerton. The next that 
we hear of Mr. Allerton is at the formation of the memorable " compact ** 
on board of the Mayflower in Cape Cod, or Provincetown Harbor, Nov. 
11, 1620, O. S. ; of which instrument it has been said, that ^^ for the first 
time in ffbe world's history the philosophic fiction of a social compact was 
realized id'firacttce.'' Allerton was the fiflh signer, and was one of nine, 
in the list of forty-one, to whom Oovemor Bradford has given the honor- 
able prefix of " Mr." The names of Carver, Bradfoi^, Winslow and 
Brewster are the only ones that precede his. 

The birth of a son of Mr. Allerton is thus mentioned in Gov. Bradford's 
Journal : " Friday, 22d, [Dec. 1620, O. S.,] the storm still continued that 
we could not get a land, nor they come to us a board. . This morning 
good wife Alderton was delivered of a son, but dead born." This was 
the second child born since the Pilgrims led Holland. The first entry 
in the records of Plymouth colony is an incomplete list of the '* Meer- 

* This gentleman is preparing for publication a genealogy of the Casbmans of the 
United States. A memoir of Isaac Allerton (of which this is an abridgement) m\\ 
accompany that work. Mary Allerton, the daughter of Isaac, was the wife of 
Elder Thomas Cashman, the ancestor of all the Cushmans in this country. The 
Cushmans are therefore descended from the Allertons. Any information respecting 
either of these names will be gratefully received by Mr. Cushman. 

t Prince's N. E. Chronology. 

} His third child Mary died in 1699, aged 90. She was therefore bom about 1609. 
As he had two older children, he must have been married about the time we have 
stated ; and must, therefore, been born as early as 1583, perhaps eariier. He was 
consequently about 26 years of age when he emigrated to Holland, and aboat VI "^^as^ 
he came to Plymouth. 


Memmr of Isaac Alkrton. 

steads^ and Garden Plotles of those which came first, layed oat 1620." 
This was the first division of land. Mr. Allertou^s name ia here found. 
The prefix of Mr. is applied tt> Brewster and Allerton only. It is probable 
that he built a house on his **" garden plotte/' which was on the south side 
of Ley den Street ; but how loug he resided there is unknown^ A few 
years after wards^ a tract of land was assigned to him " at Rocky Nook in 
Jones River Precinct,"t Here he built a house, having for a neighbor 
John Rowland, who married Elizabeth Carver, the only child of Gov. 
Carver, and lived there several years. On the Plymouth Colony Records, 
under date of )G35, allusion is made to ^^ Mn AUertoQ^e house on the north 
side of Jones' Riven"| 

Jn February, 1620^1, Mr, Allerton lost his wife, which event Gk)vemor 
Bradford thus records in his Journal : *'' The 25th dies Mary, the wife of 
Mr. Isaac Allerton." On the 22d of March, he was one of two (Capl. 
Stand ish being the other) who " went venturously " to treat with Massa* 
soit, during that sachem's first visit to Plymouth, In April, Gov. Carver 
died after a short illness, having officiated as governor nearly five months, 
** Soon after," says Bradford, in his Journal, '^ we chose Mr. William 
Bradford our Governor, and Mr. Isaac Allerton his Assistant, who are, by 
renewed elections, continued together sundry years." The governor had 
but one assistant tUl 1624 ; then five till 1633 ; after which seven assist- 
ants were chosen. It is not known with certainty how long Mr. Allerton 
was continued as an Assistant to the Governor. It is certain he was chosen 
the only one in 1621, and was continued such till 1624, when the number 
of assistants was increased. There are no lists of assistants until 1633, at 
which time Mr. Allerton was not of the numl>er. 

A party of ten men — of whom Mr, Allerton was probably one — were 
sent, in September, 1621, to visit the Massachusetts Indians. At that 
time, or at a subsequent period, three small islands — being the outermost 
ones as you approach Boston Harbor from the east — were named the 
Brewsters, in honor of Elder Brewster ; and, as a mark of respect to Mr. 
Allerton, the first headland, or cape, of Nantasket was caJJirl Point 
Allerton,§ *• 

Mr. Allerton, having been a widower over five years, in 1620 or there- 
abouts, married Fear, daughter of Elder William Brewster, who had come 
over, in 1623, with her sister Patience, in ihe ship Ann. In the autumn 
of 162G, he was sent to England, partly to obtain some supply for the 


• Meersteads, kads set off by metes and boamls to c&ch,— Bailey s Dicti<maTy. 

t Called lifter Capt. Jones, of the Mayflower, 

t The location of Mr. Allcrton's house ai *' Rocky Nook/' in Kingsionj is still 
pointed otii; iinil, from ihe g-eof^rapliical and lojjogrtiphical poaiiion of Jones River» 
and ibe cuumry ronnil about, it is obviously correct. Tbc house waiS situated near 
the marsh, and not far from the celebrated *• Elder's Spring/* (so called from Elder 
Thomas Cushmnn, who lived near it,) about fifty rods from the highway, and in a 
northerly direction from the present dwelling house of Thomas Cushmnn, E^q. BIr, 
Allerton afterwards sold his house and land at Rocky Nook *' vnio my well beloued 
sonnc-in-lnw Thomas Cushman, of New Plyniooih /' and it was occupied by the lat- 
ter till the time of his death. For many years past there has been no house standing 
on rhe spot, but the location is often visited by antiquaries and descendants of the 

^ On ihf! old maps it has frequently been spelled PdiJif Alffrrfon^ and Mr. Allcrton^s 
own name was by others frequently spelled and pronounced that way ; bui» on the 
Map of MassachuKetts, published in 1^44, under the authority and at the expense of 
the Stale, it is correctly spelleU Point Atkrtm, 


1864.] Memoir of Isaac AUerton. 267 

colony, and partly to see if he could make any reasonable composition 
with the Adventurers. Capt. Standish had been sent the year before. A 
bond, signed by Gov. Bradford, Isaac AUerton and others, was given, 
dated July 2, 1^26, for the purpose of raising money for the colony. Mr. 
AUerton returned to Plymouth in the spring of 1627, having taken up 
«£200 for the colony, but it was at thirty in the hundred which he invested 
in goods. The same year he was again sent to England to confirm and 
ratify a har^in made with the Adventurers to pay them i^lSOO for their 
interest in America. He went " in a fishing vessel which was then re- 
luming there.*' '^«He carried out some beaver to pay some engagements 
of the previous year, and was instructed to obtain a patent for a trading 
place on the Kennebeck, and other things. The contract for the payment 
of the J^1800 was dated 15 Nov. 1626. They were to forfeit 30 shilling 
per week for every week the debt was not paid aAer it was due. By this 
contract, the Company sold to the Colony all their stocks, merchandize, 
lands, chattels, rights and interest, in consideration of the said <£1800, '' to 
be paid at the Royal Exchange, at London, every Michaelmas, in nine 
annual instalments of <£200 each." Allerton^s agreement was sanctioned ; 
and the whole trade of the colony was bound to Gov. Bradford, Edward 
Winslow, Miles Standish, John Howland and Isaac AUerton for six years 
from the last day of September, 1627, for which the whole debts of the 
colony, amounting to jf2400, were to be paid ; and they were also to pay 
to the colony i£50 per annum in shoes and hose. Mr. AUerton was in 
London 14 June, 1627, and Mr. James Shirley, one of the Adventurers, 
and a firm friend of the colony, writes, under date of 27 December, of 
that year, that *' the bargain is fully concluded.'* *' Thus,'* says Gov. 
Bradford in his letter book, ^^ all is now become our own, — as we say in 
the proverb, — when our debts are paid." 

•* Early in the year 1628 Mr. A. returned to Plymouth, having succeeded 
in all his objects. He paid the first <£200 to the Adventurers, and all 
their other debts. He also succeeded in obtaining a patent for a trading 
station for Kennebeck."* In the autumn of 1628, he went a third time 
to England. His object was to obtain the enlargement and correction of 
the Kennebec patent, and also another for Plymouth ; and to fecilitate the 
rempval of the remainder of the church at Leyden. He returned to 
Plymouth without effecting his designs ; but being immediately (August, 
1629) sent back, he had better success. After much delay and great 
difficulty, he obtained the desired patent, Jan. 29, 1630. 

In Winthrop's Journal, under date of Saturday, 12, [June, 1630,] we 
find the following : ** About four in the morning we were near our port 
We shot off two pieces of ordnance, and sent our skiff to Mr. Pierce hii 
ship (which lay in the harbour and had been there [blank] days.) About 
an hoar aAer, Mr. AUerton came on board us, in a shallop, as he was 
sailing to Pemaquid." AUerton, therefore, must have been the first 
person who welcomed Mr. Wintfirop and his associates to New Eng- 

He made a fifth voyage to England, in 1630, and returned the next 
year in the ship White Angel, and Mr. Hatherly with him.f About this 
period a difficulty arose between M^ A. and the colony, having its origin 
some time back ; and, says Baylies, " he was dismissed as their agent** 
^ The Leyden people had taken up some prejudice against him, and the 

• Bajlie's Hist. Mem. of New Plymoath. \ A\k^*%1&\o^. !$>&.. 

268 Memoir of Isaac Allerton. [July. 

colony complained that too much money had been lavished, by him nnd 
Mr. Sherlej, to obtain a royal charter'' " As an agent, Mr. A. appears 
to have been iodefaiigable in his attempts to promote the interests of his 
employers. He was a person of uncommon activity, address and enter- 
prise." Whatever the cause, the fact of an alienation between Allerton 
and the colony became obvious. He therefore quilled forever the em* 
ployment of the colonista and became rather unfriendly to them and their 
interests. " IG31, Sept. G The White Angel, with Mr, Allerton, sails 
for Marble Harbour, [now Marhlehead, Mass.,] being no more employed 
by the plantation of Plymouth. "'• In June, 1G32,, Allerton formed a 
tradiDg company, hired the While Angel of Mr. Sherley, and attempted 
to establish a rival trading house on the Kennebec River. He also at- 
tempted to deprive Plymoulh of the trade at Penobscot, by establishing 
another house there, but it was broken up and destroyed by the French. 
*"* 1633. Mr, Allerton set up a trading house at Machias, consisting of 5 
men and a quantity of Merchandize." *' This season Mr. A. fished with 
8 boats at Marble Harbour. "t A tax was made this year by the Plymoulh 
colony ; and the highest tax assessed w^as on Mr. Allerton, viz., ^3 10s. 
The next highest tax was on Edward Winslow, Governor, £2 5s. Thus 
Mr. Allerton's taxable property at Plymouth at that time was one third 
more than any other man's in the colony. In 1634 Mr. AllertOD"'s trad- 
ing house at Machias was attacked by I he French and Indians, and his 
goods taken away. His house there was destroyed by fire the same year. 
Feb. 1, 1634, "Mr. Cradock^s house at Marble Head [then a part of 
Salem] was burnt about midnight, there being in it Mr. Allerton and 
many fishermen whom he employed that season, "t The same year, re* 
turning from a trading voyage with the French about Port Royal, his 
pinnace was cast away and entirely lost. But these were not all his mis* 
fortunes. Dec. 12, 1634, Gov, Winihrop, of the Massachusetts Colony, 
writes to his son : *^ A pestilent fever hath taken away some at Plymouth ; 
among others Mr. Allerton's wife." 

The Massachusetts Colony Records state that Mr, Allerton, in March, 
1635, *' was to be notified by the civil authorities that he had leave to de* 
part from Marhlehead." In May, he conveyed to his son-in-law, Moses 
Maverick, all his *' houses, buildings, and stages''* at Marhlehead, but 
whether he removed or not is uncertain During this year, Mr, A., who 
had now received the cognomen of the ** unlucky," had another of his const* 
ing vessels wrecked. This w as ** a hark" employed to transport Rev. 
John Avery and his family from Newbury to Marhlehead. It was lost at 
Cape Ann, Aug, 15, 1635, and 21 persons perished, among whom wa« 
Rev. Mr. Avery, his wife, and six children. In 1636, *-"■ Mr. Allerton n** 
turned in his pinnace from the French at Penobscot. His bark was cast 
upon an island and beat out her keel, and lay ten days; yet he got help 
from Pemac|uid and mended her and brought her home,"t 

From 1636 lo 1642, we learn nothing of him from the public records, 
nor from contemporaneous correspondence. It is probable that he was 
constantly engaged in trade, commerce, and the fisheries ; and tliat, 
(having lost his wife, and his children — <;xcept Isaac by his second wife — 
having grown to adult age,) for a long time, he had no permanent home. 
As he w^as not taxed at Plymouth after 1634, we suppose he ceased lo 

♦ 3 M. H. C. ix- t Wiathrop*! Journia. 


1854] Memoir of Isaac AUerUm. 269 

have a domicil there about this time. From 1643 to the close of his life, 
in 1658, his name is oAen found. In 1643, he is thus spoken of in Win- 
throp's Journal : — ^'^ Three ministers which were sent to Virginia, were 
wrecked on Long Island. Mr. Allerton of New Haven, who was there, 
took great pains and care of them, and procured them a' very cood pin- 
nace and all things necesary.^* The first mstance in which Mr. Allerton^s 
name is found in New Haven, is in the Records of a ^* General Court of 
the Jurisdiction, 27 Octr 1643, at which a " proposition and request" were 
** made to Capt. Underhill and Mr. Allerton, by instructions from the 
Dutch Governor and some of the freemen of that jurisdiction, for the rais- 
ing of one hundred soldiers out of the plantations of the English, and 
armed and victualled, to be led forth by Capt. Underhill, against the In- 
dians now in hostility against the Dutch, to be paid by bills of exchange 
in Holland.* The first time we find his third wife mentioned, is in Win- 
throp's Journal, Dec. 16, 1644, where it b stated that Mr. Allerton coming 
from New Haven " in a ketch, with his wife and other persons, they were 
taken in a great storm, and cast away at Scituate ; but the persons all 
saved." On the 27th Oct. 1646, he is spoken of as '^ of New Amsterdam, 
in the Province of New Netherlands, merchant." On the 10th March, 
1646-7, he was seated in the meetine-house at New Haven, on the ^^ sec- 
ond seat of the cross seats at the end." The records of Salem Church 
show that he became a member thereof in 1647. From 1650 to the close 
of his life, his name is occasionally mentioned in the New Haven Records. 

Isaac Allerton died the latter part of 1658, or before the 12th Feb. 
1658-9, and was probably buried in the old Burial Ground at New Ha- 
ven. In the public records of New Haven, we find the settlement of his 
estate taken Feb. 12, and presented April 5, 1659. Isaac Allerton, the 
son, purchased of the creditors, his father's '^ dwelling-house, orchard and 
bam, with two acres of meadow." In a deed on the New Haven Rec- 
ords, dated Oct 4, 1660, and confirmed March 10, 1682-3, he conveys 
to his ** Mother-in-law, Mrs. Johanna Allerton," a life interest in " the 
house that she now dwells in at New Haven, New England, with all the 
furniture in it, and the lands and appurtenances belonging to it" 

Rev. Dr. Bacon, in the letter before quoted, gives many interesting 
particulars in relation to the last years of the life of Isaac Allerton ; and 
m another letter, dated July 30, 1838, an extract from which will be 
found in the same volume, he locates, with great precision, the house at 
New Haven in which Allerton dwelt It must, he says, '^ have fronted 
upon what is now Union street, between Cherry street on the north, and 
Fair street on the south." Says Judge Davis, '^ It is to Allerton^s old 
house, which was taken down in 1740, that the well known tradition," re- 
lated by President Stiles, in his history, *^ respecting the concealment of 
the Judges by Mrs. Eyres, is to be referred."t But the lady protectress, 
he adds, could not have been Mrs. Eyres, who was then but 8 years old, 
but must have been Mrs. Johanna Allerton, the widow of Isaac Allerton, 
whose granddaughter Elizabeth, (afterwards Mrs. Eyres,) probably lived 
with her grandmother and '^ might have been a witness, perhaps an assist- 
ant, in the transaction, but certainly not a principal." 

* Letter of Rev. Leonard Baeoo, D. D., to Hon. John Davis, 15 Janci 1838, in 3d 
Mass. Hist. Coll., vii, 244. 
1 3 Mass. Hist. Coll., vii, 303. 


Indian Children put to Service. 



IsAAc^ Allerton, m. 1st, Mary , who d. Dec. 25, 1620; m* 2d, 

ab* 1G"26, FewTf dau. of Elder William Brewster; she d, ab. Dec. 1634; 

m. 3il, as early as 1644, JcMinna , who survived him. By bis first 

wife Mnry, he bad ch. — 

(2) L Bariholomew^ living at the division of cattle, 1627; prob. d, s. p, 

soon after, 
(!3) IT. Rcmemher^ prab, d. ynm. or if m. left no children, 

(4) in. Mar\j^ m. Elder Thomos Cushman, son of Robert. They left] 


(5) IV. Sarah^ m. Moses Maverick of Marblehead, (then Salem,) a b, 1607 I 

or 8. She d. before 1656, when Mr. Maverick m. Eunice, wid. . 

of Thomas Roberts. Ho was adm. freeman at Salem, IG^, , 

became a member of the Church 12 June, 1037, settled at Mar- * 

blehead as eariy as 1648, and d. 28 June, 1 686, aged 76. By his 

wife Sarah he had cb. Rebecca,* bp. 7 Aug, 1639, m. Hawkesj 

Mary,' bp. 14 Feb. 1640-1. d. 20 Feb. 1655-6; Abigail,' bp. 

12 Jan. 1644-5; Elizabeth,' bp. 3 Dec, 1646. d. bef. Sept. | 

1649; Samuel,* bp. IE) Dec. 1647; Elizabeth,^ bp. 30 Sept | 

1649 ; Remember,^ bp. 12 Sept. 1652, and perhaps others.* 

By bis second wife Fear, Mr. Allerton had — 

(6) V. haac,^ (6) b. ab. 1630; grad, H, C. 1650, in the 7th class gradJ 

at that institution ; lived at New Haven, and was engaged with] 
his father in the coasting business " lo the Dutch at New Neth- 
erlands ;'* m. ab. 1652. 

Isaac,' (6) Allerton, bad ch. — 

(7) I. Elizabeth,^ m. Benjamin Starr, 23 Dec. 1675. Thev had a 8oa| 

Allerton/ b. 6 Jan. 1676-7. He d. 1678, and she'm, 22 July,,! 
1679, Simon Eyre, and had Simon,* b. 5 Sept. 1682 ; Isaac,^ k| 
23 Feb. 1683-4, 

(8) II. Imac^ b. 11 June, 1655, prob. d. s. p. before his father. 

[Communicated by Joseph Wili.aiid, Esq., Mem. oJ'the N. Eng. Hist. Gen. SocJ 

Copy of a paper endorsed, *' A List of the Indian Children put to seruice 
that came in [to Boston] with Jolm of Pnckachooge ; presented To the 
Hono^ble Gen^' Court for their Confyrmatio, &c. 

By the Comittee Appointed for y^ affayre." 

The document, of which this is a copy, is in ihe autograph of the Hon, 
Daniel Gookin, — Editor, 


• In the ftciilcment of the * state of Moses Maverick, Nov. 1698, are meniioned : — 
dau. MaT^, wf of Archibald Ferguson, dead in 1698» {prob. a dau. by his 2il wifej) 
Sarahs only sarviving; dau., wf of John Norman j Moitt Hateki, only son of eldest 
dau. Rebecca; William Hughes and TTumurs Jacksan tn. lo Elixabcih and Priscilla 
GraHon, daus. of dau. Elisabeth GraAon, deceased; children of dau. Abigail Ward, 
deceased j and children of dau. Keoiember Woodman, deceased. 


1854.] Indian Children put to Service. 271 

August 10, 1676. A memorandum of Indian children put forth vnto 
seruice to the English, Beeing of those Indians that came in and sub- 
mitted with John Sachem of Pakchoog ; with the names of the persons 
with whome they were placed, and the names and age of the children, 
and the names of their relations, and the places they did belong to. 

By mr. Daniel Gookin sen'jThomas Prentis,Capt.,and mr. Edward Oakes 
who were a comittee appointed by the Council to manage y* afiayr. The 
termes and conditions vpon wch they *are to serue is to be ordered 
by the Gen" Court who are to prouide y* the children bee religiously edu- 
cated and taught to read the english tounge. 

2. Boffj a maid. To Samuel Simonds esq, a boy named John ; his 
father named Alwitankus, late of Quantisit, his father and mother p^ent 
both consenting ; the boys age about 12 yeares. To him a girle named 
Hester, her father and mother dead, late of Nashaway ; her age ten years ; 
her vncle John Woosumpegin of Naticke. 

1 Boy, To Thomas Danforth esq., a boy aged about 13 yeares, his 
name John. 

1 Boy. To Leifl. Jonathan Danforth of Bilerekey, a boy aged twelue 
yeares, son to Papameck alius Dauid, late of Warwick or Cowesit. 

2 Boys. To Mathew Bridge of Cam Bridge, two boyes, the one named 
Jabez aged about ten yeares, the other named Joseph aged six yeares ; 
th eir fa ther named Woompsleow, late of Packachooge. 

t^ One or both these boyes is run away w^^ his father. 8ber 17th 

3. A hoy and two Girls. To mr. Jeremiah Shepard of Rowly, A boy 
named Absalom, his father of the same nam late of Mamhage ; aged about 
ten years. To him, a girle, sister to the Lad, named Sarah, aged eleuen 
yeares. These ar kindred to Peeter Ephram of Naticke. To him 
another girle aged about 8 yeares, her name Jane, her father and mother 

1 Mayd. To mrs. Mitchell of Cambridg widdow, a maid named Mar- 
garet aged about twelue years, her father named Sukamuck of Quantisit, 
her mother dead. 

1 Boy. To Thomas Jacob of Ipswich, a boy aged ten yeares, on Wenna- 
putanan his guardian and on Vpacuak of duantisitt his grand mother was 
present ; the Boy named Sawoonawuk. 

1 Boy. To on Goodman Read a Tanner of Cambridge, a Boy named 
John aged about therteen yeares, his father Dead. 

1 Boy. To mr. Jacob Green of Charel Towne, a boy aged about 
seuen yeares, his parents Dead, Late of Quantisit but his mother of Narra- 

1 Boy. To Thomas Woolson of Watlertowne, a boy aged about 14 
yeares, his name John, his father dead who was of Cowesit or Warwick, 
his mother p'sent. 

1 Boy. To Ciprian Steuens of Rumny March but late of Lancaster, a 
boy aged about six yeares, son to Nohanet of Chobnakonkonon, the Boy 
named Samuel. 

1 Mayd. To Thomas Eliot of Boston a carpenter, a maid aged about ten 
yeares, her name Rebecka. 

1 Boy, To Jacob Green Junior of Charles towne, a Boy named Peeter 
aged nine yeares, his father dead, his mother p^sent named Nannantum of 

272 Indian Children put to Service. [J^'Tr 

1 Boyj, To (joodman Greenland a carpenter of Charles towne on Mis* M 
licke side, a boy name Tom'aged twelue yeares, his father named San- " 
tisho of Packachooge. 

1 Girle. To Mr. Ednfiund Batter of Salem, a maid named Abigal aged - 
sixteen, her mother a widow named Quanshishc late of Shookunnet Bcyood ■ 
Mendon* ' 

'2. A Botf a girle. To Daniel Gookin senio'^. a Boy named Joshua a^ed 
about eight yeares, son to William Wunuko late of Magunkoog ; bis 
father dead. To bim a girle aged about six yeares daughter to the 
widdow Quinshiskc late of Sbookanet beyond Mendon. 

1 Girk, To Andrew Bord man,, Tayler, of Cambridge, a girle named 
Anne sister to y« Later named. 

22 wherof 14 male 8 fern all 


[Page 2.] 

1 Boy. To Thomas Prentis Junior, son to Capt, Prentis of Cambridge 
village, a boy named John son to William Wunnnko late of Magnkeg that 
was executed for Thomas During, aged therteen. 

1 Botf\ To Bcniamin Mills of Dcdham, a boy aged about six yeares 
named Joseph Spoonant late Marlborow, 

I Botj, To Mr. Edward Jackson, a boy named Joseph, aged about 13 
yeares, Late of Magungook cosen to Pyambow of Naticke. 

1 mayd. To widdow Jackson of Cambridge village a girle named Hope 
aged nine years, her parents dead who wer of Narragansel, 

1 Boif, To old Goodman My Is of Dedham, a boy of fower yeares old, 
son to Annaweekcn Deceased, who was late of Hassanameset, his mother 

1 Botf, To Capt, Thomas Prentis, a boy named Josoph son to Annawe- 
kin deceased. Brother to the last mud. aged about 11 yeares. t^ This 
boy was after taken from Capt. Prentice and sent w^ m^ Stoughton for 
England. Capt. Prentis is to bo considered about it for he has takeo 
much care and paynes about those indiang. 

1 Boi/, To John Smith of Dcdham^ a boy aged about eight yeare ; 
his father dead, late Marlborow, hee is brother to James Printers 

1 Mayd. To m^ John Flint of Concord a mayd aged about feetea 
yeares ; her parents dead, late of Narraganset, 

1 Boy. To m*" Jonathan Wade of mtstick, a boy named Tom Aged about 

7 yeares sonne to Willam Wunukhow of Magunkog deceased, 
1 Mayd, To m' Nathaniel Wade of mistick, a maid aged about ten 
yeares daughter to Jame Natonint late of Packachook, her father and 
mother aliue. 

tlO in this page 
22 in the other page 


It is humbly proposed to the Honble Generall Court to set the timea 
those children shall serue, and if not less if tilt they cam to 24 yeares 
age, unto w<^^ those y^ had relations seemed willing. And also that ye 
court lay som penalty vpon them if they ninne away before y lime expire 


imea ■ 

?s of ■ 



1854.] Indian Children put to Service. 273 

and on their parents or kindred y^ shall entice or harborr and conceale 
y™ if they should runne away. 

Cambridge signed by the Cofnittee ) Daniel Gookin 

8bcr 28 aboue named j sen' 

1676. Edward Oakes 

[The following order* in relation to this matter was aAerwards passed by 
the General Court. The paper from which it is copied is endorsed :] 
^* Order about setting our neighbours at 4 places at present, And stating 
the Time of seruice of Indian children, put Forth or bought, And repeal- 
ing sundry Lawes touching the Indians since the begining of y^ warr. 

p' curiam." 

Wheras, aAer this time of trouble and warre with the Indians, the wel 
ordering and settlement of those that remaine and are under command is 
a matter of great concernm^ to the peace and security of the cpuntiy, and 
the welfare, ciuilizing and good education of the said indians ana their 
children ; It is hereby ordered and enacted, that all such Indian children 
or youths that are settled or disposed by order of Authority or with their 
parents or Relations consent to any of the english inhabitants within this 
jurisdiction shall so remain with them as seruants and to bee taught and 
instructed in the christian Religion vntil each of them attayne to the age 
of twenty fewer yeares of Age, except by speciall contract It be other- 
wise prouided. And for such Indian children, youths or girles, whose 
parents haue beene in hostility with vs, or baue bene among our eniipies 
in the time of y^' warre and were brought in by force, and giuen or sould 
to any of the inhabitants of this jurisdiction, such shalbe at y^ disposall of 
their masters or their assigns, prouided thay bee instructed in ciuility and 
chtian Religion. And for all other indians that are admitted to Hue within 
this Jurisdiction as wel such as are called praying indians as wel as others 
they shalbe reduced to Inhabite in fewer places for the p^sent, vizt. Natick, 
Punkapog, Hassanamesit and wamesit, and within the limits of those 
townships as they are granted to y*^ by the General court, where they 
may be Continually inspected and from time to time ordered and Gou'ned 
by such as this court or councill shal appoint. And when they are once 
sctled as aforesaid, A lyst to bee taken or all the men, women and children 
of the seuerall companies, once a yeare at least and kept vpon record, 
with a strickt chardge and prohibition ypon the penalty of the displeasure 
of this court not to rec[ei]ue or entertayne any stranger or forraigne Indian 
or indians intoy' society without the knowledge or approbation of Authority. 
And all other Lawes and orders Relating to the Indians and made since 
the warre began, as to y^ confynement to this or that place, or giueine 
liberty to any to take or kill anv of y* found without the Limetts appointed 
are hereby Repealed and declared voyd. 

The magist^' haue past this, their brethren the Deputjes hereto con- 
senting. Edw' Rawson Secre^r. 

5* June 1677. 
W^h this further Addition That the Indians about Piscataquay shal be 
settled about Cochecha as shal be further ordered by the council. 

7 June 1677. Edw^ Rawson Secrey. 

Consented to by the Deputyes 

William Torrey Cleric. 

* This last pai>er is from a different soarcei bat highly important upon the tobjeet 
of the Indian Children.— Editor. 


Newhury Troubles. 


NEWBURY TROUBLES, [Without date,] 

May it please the honr'^ Court to vnderstand, that theise prsoos namod 
vndi^r written, which are niciitiofied m Joho Emery es Petition, are sods 
acd seruants vnder their parents and masters, of which some haue not 
taken the Oath of fidelity and some do flatly deny that euer they gaue 
power or liberty to pat to their names, and some profess they neuer saw 
the petition or heard it read 

Such as haue not taken others may appear to bee of his mind in due 

the oath are thcise 

Benjamin Roafe 

Isaac Browne 

Joseph Coker 

John Bartlet Jr 

Jeremy Good ridge 

Besides Nich: Batt an 
ancient man And we sup- 
pose that 

Nicholas Brown and 

Will: Singly hath not 

Abraham Merill is a 
young man wliich was a 
seruant but in March last 
which neuer yet paid a 
peny to any Rates 

Will: Samon a scr- 
uant and Joseph Downer 
paycs nothing but for his 
head to tlie Country and 

George wheeler neuer 
yet paid one peny to a 
Rate And 

John Tilletson it is 
well knowne what he is, 
the Towne gaue him 30* 
but this winter to make 
him a loane. 

John Musslewhite an 
ancient man which pays 

Such as do deny it 

Robt: Rogers 

Thomas Siluer 

John Hale 

Anthony Short 

Tho Blomfeild 

Will: Bolton 

And Launclot Granger 
saith be was deluded by 
il for he knew nothing of 
it» to haue the leiftenant 
haue the full power, he 
desires that it may abide 
as it is rather. 

witness Rich: Brown 
Nicholm Noyes 

time when they vnderstand the drift of the Pe^ 


Young Daniel I Thurston is voder his vnklc 
Peter Morse is vnder his father. 
Daniell Cheny also haue neuer paid 

thing, but [is] vnder his father. 
Will Randall payes nothing* 
So that of the sixty eight petitioners there 

but forty two that payes Rates, and they also tq 

a forty pound Rate paycs but ^15—0—9, And 

wee that petition Contrary payes ^19 — 6 — 8, 
And wee further declare to the Hon"* Coun 

tliat we haue in our Towne these 
Mr. Richard Dumer Abel Hues 
Capt. Paul White John Bond 
Mr. Ferciuall Lowle Hugh March 
Mr, Richard Lowle John Truman 
Mr. Woodman James Jack man 

Mr. Will: Thomas Oeorg Little 
Richard Kent Edmund Moores 

Henry Short James Merrick 

Daniel Peirce Joseph Muzzy 

Ensigne Swett Peter God fry 

Sergeant Woodman William Morse 
Sergeant Lunt John Hull 

Sergeant Richardson James Kent 
William Moody Mathew Moores 

Samuel Moody 
John Merrill 
Richard Browne 
Richard Knight 
John Knight, sen- 
John Knight, jun, 
Anthony Morse sen^ 
Henry Jayness 
Richard Dole 
Thomas Hale 
Thomas Smith 
Robert Long 
Trisiram Coffin 
Na thane 1 1 Wear^ 
Steuen Swett 
Joseph Noyes 
Nicholas Noyes 
Robert Adams 
John Bishop 
Edward ?\\\\^ 

David Whellcr 
Roger W he Her 
Anthony Somerby 
Mr Cutting 
Thomas Seers 
Robt. Sauory 
Peter Tap pan 
Capt, Oerish 
Lcifl Pike 

In all fifty seauen* 

[word gone] there is 
fue? we can declare 
that hath not giuen 
their consent, as may 
appeare ; four of whom 
we haue vnder their , 

1854.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 276 


[Prcparcti by Mr. Wm. B. Ti4Sk, of Dorchester ] 

[CoQtinaed from page 128a;.] 

James Astwood. — Inventory giuen in to the Court 25 Oct 1653. Es- 
tate indebted to Maister Drudgham, John Moss of Dedham, Edward Bni- 
dall, Richard Bolden of Milford, Joseph Grodfrey of Newhauen, dead ; 
Mr John Mills, he is dead ; Mr John Gk)ve ; William Peacocke ; George 
Brand ; Tho Clarke of Boston ; James Burges ; Richard Cutter ; George 
Griffin, Boston ; Edw Estwicke, Richard Bennett of Boston ; John Shaw, 
Boston ; John Browne ; John Hart, Boston ; John Maynard, Boston ; Rich- 
ard Thurston ; John Watson ; John Dane ; Mr John Alcocke ; Ephraim 
Child; Paul Allestree ; Nath: Vty; Mr Edw<^ Collins; Griffine Craft; 
John Budman ; M' Rich^ Leader ; M' William Alford ; William Gurly, 
Boston; M' Dauid Sellicke; John Griffin; Thomas Hawkins; Robert 
Feild ; Good- Baker, Smith ; Tho. Joy ; Good Row ; Sam> Winslow ; W« 
Phillips Jun' ; MarkeHans; Henry Lamprey. Creditors — Robert Seuer, 
of Roxbery ; John Swet ; Benj Gillam ; Will"" Blanton ; T^eifl Richard 
Cook ; Hugh Stone ; James Matux ; John Famum ; M^ Joshua Foot ; Tho 
Thurry ; George Munnings ; Ed Pason ; Phillip Torry ; Stephen Paine ; 
M' John Glover ; Danl Kempthorne of Cambridge for keeping his sonns ; 
Tho. Roberts ; Peter Tracy ; M' Belcheere ; John Weselld ; M' Jacob 
Sheafe; Mr Powell; Joseph Wise ; William Helly; Isaack Johnson; 
John Bouls ; Tho Caruer ; Robert Shefeld ; Capt Danford ; Tho Kem- 
ball ; Leift William Phillips ; M' William Peake of London ; William 
Whitweld : William Vocy ; John Woodmancy ; W John Dudley ; M*" 
Davison ; M' Abraham Palmer ; M^ John Newell ; Mrs. Dell ; Goodman 
Chapman; Abraham Browne; Mrs. Hanbury; gooc|manWullocks; Capt 
Asten Walker ; James Graues ; Tho Phillips ; M' Avery ; Mathew Paine ; 
Mr Francis Willoughby ; Mrs Nash ; Mr John Fredericke as Leift John 
Hewes affirmes ; Goodman Goodwin for two lighter load of stones ; Mr 
Tho Broughton ; Richard Gardner ; Adam Wight ; M^ John Maverick ; 
Mrs Elizabeth Foot ; Francis Hudson ; William Amald ; Mr Booth ; 
Arthur Clarke ; Mr Sam« Cole ; M' Norton the Cooper ; Randall Nich- 
ols ; Good Jacksons daughter his servant by pmise vpn his death bed ; 
Mr Butcher ; John Yiall ; Isaack Heath ; Ed Mattux ; goodman Nash of 

Taken by Tho. Clarke, Jacob Sheafe, William Parke. 31 : 11 : 1653. 
' Amt of Debts due, ^^28. 18. 03. 

1 Feb 1653. By order of Court all persons clayming ought from s* es- 
tate are to appeare before M^ Anthony Stoddard & M^ Edward Ting at 
y« Anchor Taueme, y« I0**> Feb. dt make due proof of their debts. In 
y« mean time Deacon William Parks is apoointed to Sett y® house to Sale, 
& y« debts by him to be gathered in. [Will. vol. vii. p. 337.] 

Samuell Goodteare. — Inventory prised 9: 7: 1653, by William 

* The abstracts of inventories given in the present volume, pages 55 and 128tx an 
from the Records, and not from the FUa as tkere indicaved. 


Abstracts of Early Wilts. 


Ready Ri Wayte. Power of Administration granted to Mar^haH Richard 
Wayte, Pay Martin Stebhins £1. Signed Ri: Bellingham. 

Thomas Edinsell,— ^Inventory taken by Nath Sowther^ Joseph Armii- 
age^ George HahalL Mr Bucke'deiiosed,'^ Feb 1653. «£1L I65 Old. 
The advance 4'*, p shilling comes to .£3. 10. 10* 

John WighTv ofMedfield.^ — Inventory taken, 3:8: 1653, by Rafph 
Wheelocke, Tho: Gruhh, Rob HensdcU Amu iTlTl, 02. 09. Power of 
AdmioisLrallon granted to Ann late wife of John Wight in behalfe gf her* 
seife 6^ y« child she goes withalL Ann Wight deposed, Oct* 63. 

RoBBRT Scott, of Boston. Inventory. 21, 12. 1653, prised by Jacab 
Sheaf c^ Hemry Shrimptouy William Francklin. Amt. ir409, 17, 05 J. 
Estate indebted ^298, 12. 09. Power of Administration granted to EUz* 
abcth Scatty his widow, who deposed 24 March, 1653. 

Major Generall Edward Gibbons — Inventory prised 15: 10: 1S54, 
by Thomas Clark ^ Edward Huichinsony Amt, ^535. 06. 07 J, Deposed 
by M' Thomas Lake^ 6l Ensigne Joshua Scottow^ 4 Jan. 1654. Maj Gib* 
bans had property at Pullcn Point, at James Bills liouse, at John Broimes^ 
4 acres of Land at Hog Island, &:c, 

Robert Sharp.^ — Inventor>^ taken 19: 11: 1654, by Peter OUirer^ 
Edward Clap, Amt, ^172. 07, 0^3, Estate indebted lo Elder Colhrvn ; 
debt y' was due fro M^ Pilbeame of Rchobolh ; payd to Peter Aspinuall 
for so much of y* he lent y*' said Sharp ; to Robert Hake^ Abraham Hae^ 
WiUiattk FugramCy for Labour; Mr Gore^ for goods; to Mary Read for 
acruice; to good man Dunckin ; goodman Voysif ; C^pi Johnson of Rox : 
for a horie Coller ; Edward De^otion^ Tho, Clarke^ Peter Olliver. Whole 
Estate, c£l72. 7, Debts, ^83. 06. Oa The house ^ land, prized »l 
;f 110, at the request of the widdow & her friends set apart for the chil* 
drcns portions, so farr as it goes, ihe rest the widdow is to make good. 
Said land <&^ bouse is bound over to the Court for s"* child rens portions, the 
Sonne paying his sisters thcirc portions ; ibe bouse (k land s** Robert 
Skarpe nU father desyred is to be wholy his. 26 Jan 1654. 

Datid Mattox, of Roxbu ry. — Inventory taken bv Isaac Heathy John 
Juknsan, Robert miliams. 18 May 1654, Sum total £bo. 3. 04. Sa- 
rmk Maiit^ wid, of Davids deposed. The Magist. 25 May 1654 deter- 
miaod tht^ widdow should hauo one third pt of the estate, «Sc the other two 
p8trl3h thry will or*lor a direction to afterwards, 

8. June 1054. the Magist, melt againe and on Sight of y^ maide y* was 
dooropiti they ordered y« estate to be thus devided, £10. to the maid ; £B 
10 Y* tonne i5£ and y*' mother to haue the rest. 

rrftwnt y Gov% Mr Nowell & Recorder. 

WiitUM I*ANI, of Dorchester.— Inventorjs prized by John JVtswall, 
11^ Clarke, 5 July I6M. Amt. 82, 10. 08^. Jos^h Famsicorth de- 
pOMfL [Will, vol V. p, 364.] 

TiioncAA Whrelri, of Boston I Deceased about the IS'^'^ May 1664. 
Eitnte priwd by Nnik'^ Williams, Edward Fletcher, Amt, <£100, 18s. 
IbliiMNU Whmlet wid. of Thomas^ deposed^ 25 July, 1654, [Will. vol. 
r. p, SOS] 



1864. J AMraeis of Early Wills. 277 

Richard Wilson, of Boston. — ^Inventory of Estate prized by WtUuim 
HoUoway^ Thomas Harwood. Sum total. ^104. 07. [no date.] This 
Inventory was accepted w^out Oath because all the Estate was giuen to 
the widdow. Mentions goodman Sawer^ John Biglaw^ goodman Jonesy 
doodman Oakes ; Mr Broughion^ goodman Chevers^ go^m. Wenhome^ 
Mr Cooke, goodman Carter, goodman Knight, goodman Grose, Mr SneU 
liUf goodman Hagbumes daughter, her mother d^ sister Elizabeth ; M" Bar* 
nard, goodman Burton, goody WhetweU, goodman Gridley, goodman 
Bosworth, goodwife Cowell. John Benham [ ] haueing marryed 

Sarah y« [wife of?] IT- Killcup. 

Sarah Benham appeared d^ made y® same acknowledgat. [Will, vol. 
V. p. 305.] 

Thomas Roberts, of Boston. — Inventory of Thomas Roberts taken on 
the testimony of Joshua Scottow &, accepted of byy« Gov', Mr Nowell 
6cc. without oath. Signed, Tho: Buttolphe, Nath: J^lliams, Joshua Scot' y 

totD. 25 July, 1654. On the margin Theodore Atkinson, Joshua Scottow. iX 

Joseph Morse, of Dorchester. — Inventory of y* pte of the Estate w«J» 
he had at Meadfield, taken 20< 4 : 1654 by Thomas J Wight, Robert 
Hensdall, George Barbar. Sum. ;^183. 

[End of Vol. I. Suffolk Inventories, being Vol. 2d Probate Records.] 

[The Abstracts that follow are from the first volume of Suffolk Wills, 
in continuation from Vol. VI. p. 356, of this work.] 

Alice Fbrmace. — I, Alice Fermace of Boston, Widdow, doe ordaine 
this my Last will. I giue unto my sister Joan Towne my old Cloth 
gowne ; daughter Ester Estick my best stuffe gowne ; vnto my Grand 
Child, Susan Goose, my box &, my muffe ; vnto my daughter Sary 
Langdon, my red Petticoate ; all mv wearing linnen vnto my daughter 
Sarah Langdon and my daughter Ester Estic d^ Pilgrim Edee 6c Eliza- 
beth y« Negro: servants vnto my Son m' Edward hutchinson, to be 
equally divided by my daughter Susan goose &l my daughter Abigail 
Hutchinson ; all the rest of my Estate I giue unto all my Childred to be 
equally disposed of among them — my Son, m^ Edward Hutchinson to be 
Executor. I haue hereunto set my hands the eight day of february, in 
the yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred and fiuet^ dc Sixe. 

Witness The marke of • ^'^ ^ Alice Fermase. 

Jonathan Negus : Elkenah Cooke. 

Jonathan Negus dc Elkenah Cooke deposed 24 Aprill, 1656. 

Edward Rawson, Record'. 

Inventory of y^ goods of Alice Fermase, widdow. Late of Salem, 
deceased, aprized the 20th day of the 12 moneth, 1655, by Jefferey 
Massey, Henry Skerry Sen'. ^18. 03. Inventory of goods at 
Boston 11 March, 1656, taken by Richard Cooke, Ben: Gillam, 
^11. 10. 

Edward Hutchinson deposed. 

Gborob Burden. — ^I make my loving wife Anne Burden, my Execu- 
trix. I giue y^ Estate, ^oods d^ ChatteUs whether in England, or heere 
in New England, to be m y« hands of my wife vntill my two children 
Come to y« Age of Eighteene yeares or marriage, w^ comes first, & 
then they, my two Children are to haue two i^t\a of ^iKi^^.^&di^»^i^^'^ ^^^ 

278 Abstracts of Early Wills, [July, 

hath botrusted me with all^ &. to my wife y* third part, 6l if my wife 
shall mary, then 1 will y"^ my Children shalbe at y« oversight and disposall 
of my father Souhhy^ if it please God he surviue me, with my owne 
Brolh'' Timothy^ dt if my wife dt children Stay in England, but if wee 
Returne to New England, then 1 make my Atturneys y« overseeis of 
my will, 6^ y^ thts is roy Last will, if none appeare to beare date After 

I witncs by my hand and scale, this 15lh day of yc eight moaeih, 165^^. 
the pi^enls of vs George Burden &. a seele. 

James Johnson 

Thomas Dowries 30 April 1657. Cap^ James Johnson &l Ridk^ 

s Joseph Wehh Wehh deposed, 

Edmund Jacklin 



John Moise, of Boston. — Now nndertakeing a voyage for England, 
being not without much hazxard, &. although I doe Carry a Considerable 
part of my Estate to venture at sea, with my selfe, yet I thinke it my 
dutie to take care of my wife & Children. Therefore now, this Eigh- 
teenth day of december, Anno: 1655, I, the said Jw Morse^ doe declare 
this my minde and will, vnto my beloved wife, Annas^ forty pounds ; the 
rest of my Estate, I Comitl imo the hands of my Executor's, to be equally 
devided to my Children ; y^ is to say, to my daughter Ruth^ my Sonne 
John^ Joseph^ Ezrah^ AhigaU^ Ephraim^ Bathia and Nothaniell^ each of 
them to haue a like proportion & not one to haue mom then another^ be* 
cause the Elder of them are brought vp, & y« younger of them are yet to 
bring vp ; if my executors see Cause, they shall pay my daughter Ruth 
her proportion, within one yeare after my decease ; y« rest of my 
Childrens portions as aforesaid, at theire several I ages of one 6l twenlie 
yeares; my Estate to remaine in y*' hands of my wife vntill my Children 
come of age ; in Case my Estate I carry with me be p''served, then my ■ 
wife shall haue y*^ vse of that ; as of y^ rest of y"^ Estate, the said forty I 
pounds to my wife, I giue twentie pounds thereof to her, the other 20"* to 
my Children, after her decease, to be equally devided. And in case any 
dye before they come to the age of one &, twenty yeares, their pportion 
be devided amongst y*" rest surviving, alwayes pvided my debts be satis* 
fyed ; my beloved brother &. friend Francis Chickrin^ with my wife ^ftniis, 

Temperance Smith Jn" Morse & a seale. 

his C marke ^- of 

one Robert Howard Nof Pub*"'. 

IS*'* June 1657. M*" Robert Howard deposed ; at y® same time Francis 
Chickerin publiquely refused to pforme y« officer of an executor to this 
will, 4c desired his Renunciation might be entered 6l Recorded as was 

June 9th 1057. Inventory of the Estate of John Morse^ Taylor, of Bos- 
ton, Late deceased* Pria^ed by Francis Chickerin^ Tct: H Woodward^ 

tib mark* 

Daniell fisher. Arot. 385*^ 09* €6\ Annas Morse deposed. 

Nicholas Bdsbt.^ — Being sicke, doe make this my Last Testament. I 
doe appointe my three sonns that are here in New England, that is to say, 
my Sonne Abraham Busby ^ my Sonne WiUiam Nicker son 6c my Sonne 
John Grout to gather vp all my debts mentioned in my debt bookes, to 
make tliem of a true acco \ ^ to deliuer it as they shall leceiue it vuto 

1854.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 279 

my Ej^ecutrix. I doe make my Loving wife whole Executrix of my 
Estate, d& to possess this my dwelling house wherein I Hue, dureing her 
life, and all my household Stufie plate d& money ; d& for my farme if she 
will consent thereto, that it be sold d& she to receiue the price thereof, to 
add to it my stocke d& discharge the seu'all Legacies ; the Remainder to 
be for her maintenance dureing her life. Vnto John Bushy ^ my Eldest 
Sonne, s^aventy pounds more then that I sent him the Last yeare, w^^ 
was thirtie pounds, & this Seaventy pounds to be payd in such goods as 
are gathered in by the Brethren, within Seaten monthes afler my de- 
cease. Vnto Abraham Busby ^ my Sonne, sixtie pounds. And aAer his 
Mothers decease, this my new dwelling house, with the garden d& fruit 
trees, being in Boston. Vnto Aime Nidcerson^ my Eldest daughter, fiAie 
pounds ; vnto my daughter, Katherine Savory, fortie pounds, (more then 
that I sent her the Last yeare.) Vnto Sarah Grout, my youngest daugh- 
ter, Sixtie & five pounds ; vnto my grand Child, Joseph Busby, Sonne of 
my Sonne Nicholas, deceased. Twenty pounds ; vnto Sarah Grout, my 
grand child, tenn pounds ; vnto my two Sonns John Busby Ac Abraham, 
ray printed bookes,in manner following ; to John, all my Phisicke bookes, 
as Glendall practice, Barrowes method, Dutch Phisicke & garden of 
health, Mr Coggans treatis, and the Dialogue of Phisicke Surgery, with 
Plimnys Naturall Hystory. Vnto Abraham, my bookes of Divinitie, vizt. 
M' Perkins, W Willet sinops and Comentary on the Romans, & M' J7ie- 
roms two bookes ; as for the rest of my bookes of divinitie, or Hystory, 
my desire is, they may Loveingly &, Brotherly devide them betweene 
except the three Bibles ; first, the thicke Bible, I giue vnto Anne Nicker- 
son. The Best Bible, to Sarah Grout, and the bible in my Hamper, to 
Katherin Savory. As for my Apparell, I giue vnto John, my Sonne, my 
blacke Stufie Cloake, & the remainder of my apparell to my wife to dis- 
pose of. As for my weaving tooles, as the two Loomes, the one, I giue 
to John Busby in case he come over to New England, or else to WtllioM 
Nickerson the same. And the other Loome d& warpins, bobings, wheeles, 
shettells &, other Implem** thereto belongnng, vnto Sonne Abraham ; as 
for my household stuffe, plate & money, I leaue vnto my deare wife. I 
haue heereunto set my hiand 6i seale, this five and Twentieth day of 
July, One thousand Sixe hundred fifty and Seauen. 

In p^sence of vs. By me Nicholas Busby ds a seale. 

Nathaniell Woodward, TT* Pearse. 

10 Sep 1657. Nathaniel Woodward and W^ Pearse deposed. 

Will Recorded^ 14^ Oct. 1657. Inventory of the Estate taken 1*^ Sept' 
1657, by Nathaniel Woodwsard and Robert Saumders. 

Amt 973. 11. 08}. 10 Sep 1657. Abraham Busby deposed. 

John Oms, of Weymouth. — ^Will made 30 : 8 : 1657. To my dau. 
Margaret Burton ds her three children 20* amongst them, and a smale 
brasse* pott and a Canvafls sheete. To*hiy dau. Hannah Gile two feather 
boulstere, one Rugg and Cotton bhmkett, my biffsest brasse kettle. To 
Mary Gile, one Cowe and one piliowbe;r. To Thomas Gxle junio', one 
Muskett. To my dau. Anne and my dau. AUice 6b apiece. To my wife 
40s. My son John OtOs executor. John x Ottis.^ 

Witness John Rogers 
Thomas Dyer 

* Debility, no doabt, obliged the Testator to sisa his w\\\ ^y^ ^mv^\\k!t^v:iVA^ 
handsome Autograph in early li^ See vol. ^. of ihe BtgUtCT) ^, ^^. 


Abstracts of Early Willa. 


John Rogers deposed, 28 July 1657. Recorded 14 Oct. 1657. Inven- 
tory taken 16 : 4 i 1657. Jtr Otlise deposed before Court 28 July to 
Ihia Inventory of the Estate of his late father. Edw Rawson Record'. 

Nicholas JAroB, of Hinghani. — Will made 18 May 1657. Being 
sicke. My wife Mary executor ; vnto [her] the bed and bedding «hc 
vsually lyelh vpon, with all the furniture there vnto belonging, to dispose 
of it vnto whom she please, [also] ^'30 out of the estate in what she sees 
mcete, to be for her propper vse, dureing life Sl after her decease, lo be 
divided amongst all my children in proporcon as the rest of the Estate it 
divided, Vnto Joseph^ Hannah and Deborah Jacob «£10. apiece, to be 
payd out of the estiite before it be devided, in Lue of what my other chil* 
drcd have had before; the rest of the estate to be devidcd as followeth: 
vnio my Eldest aonne Jtthn, a double portion, vnto the rest of my Chil- 
dren, namely, Joseph Jacobs Mary Ouis^ Elizabeth Thackster^ Sarah 
Cushen Hannah Jacob and Deborah Jacobj Equall shares, and euery one 
of ihem shall pay vnto the ire mother, Mary Jacobs ISd, p. pound yearelj 
for BO much Estate as shall be putt into there hands ; to be payd in Come 
or Cattle, at the Current prize, euery halfe yeare dureing her widdow^ 
hoode ; and in case she shalbe maryed vnto another man, then ihey 
shall pay but the one halfe of the Revenue, that is to say, but 9d, p< pound 
yea rely. 

Edm: Pitts Nicholas Jaco^, 

Thomas Marsh 

Mathew Hmwke Thomas Marsh and Mathew Hawks 

deposed 28 July 1647* Recorded 14^^ Oct 
p Edward Rawson Record'' 

Inventory of estate taken 12 June 1657 by Mathew Hawks^ Th 

Amt. ^393, 08. 06. Mary Jacob deposed. 28 July 1657. 


SAMtJELL JuDsoNi of Dedham, — Will made 7 June 1657. Vnto Mary^ 
my wife, the third pt of all my houses and Lands for her maiutenance. 
After my decease all my estate being equally and inditTerently a prized^ 
the moucables or the value of them being devided in fowcr equall pariSf, 
one fourth part I giuc vnto my wife ^ her heires, the other three pta 
my 3 dau% Mary^ Sarah and Esther^ to each an equall third pL to be pftyif| 
them at my now dwelling bouse in Dedham, at the time they shall genei 
ally attaine the age of IB yeares, and at the same to receiue iheire res]^ 
tiue pt in my house and Lands, the third pt being reserued for the vse 
my wife. After her decease my said dau*. shall possessc the whole of my 
houses and lands, each an equall pt. Said wife shall possess my whole 
estate vnliU my dau" attain the age aforesaid ; the vse whereof I allow 
vnto her towards the education and bringing vp of my said three dau». to 
the age aforesaid, as also for her own© vse otherwise, or for the benefitt 
of her two Sonnes, which were hers before she was mv wife being the 
Sonnes of Henery Aidridge^ deceased ; to which her two sonnes 1 leaue 
that Land that was sometimes theire fathers to Inheritt according to Law. 
My wife Martfy sole executrix. If any of my dau* depart this life before 
they attaine the age of 18 yeares their portion to be equally divided vnto 
them that shall be then surviuing. Samuel \ Judson 

In the plants of vs 
Thomas Fuller 

30 July 1657. Cap* Eliazer Lusher deposed. 


1854.]. Abstracts of Early Wills. 281 

4 Aug 1657 Thomas Puller deposed before Eliazer Lusher ^ Comis- 
sion*^. Edw Rawson Recorder. 

Inventory of the Estate, taken 24 July, 1657, by Eleazer Lusher Nath: 
AldiSyJohn CawardSy Tho Fuller. Mary Judsan deposed 30 July, 1657. 

Phillip Elliot, of Roxbury.— Will made 21 : 8 : 1657. All my 
debts to be in. the first place payd. To testify my love to Christ I giue 
vnto the Treasury of the Church of Koxbery where I haue in my poore 
measure found Christ, 5,£. to be payd within two yeares after my decease. 
Whereas my sonne Aldis oweth me £5. vpon a Late bargaine, my will 
is, y* his dau. Sarah Aldis haue that as a Legacy from me. I giue to 
my Grand Child, Henry Wilhington^ £b, towards the bringing him vp in 
Learneing. I giue £b to John Perry when his time is out, pvded he 
liueth with, and is seruiceable to my wife, but if my wife putt him away, 
my will is that he be not put to any against his will, and to whomesoeuer 
he be put I giue him £5. out of the value of his time, being indifferently 
prized. My will is that ^60 be payd my dau. Lydia^ for her portion 
equal 1 with her other sisters, this is to be payd in any thing saveing in 
moveables, as may fall to be theire share at last ; for my will is that all 
my 3 dau' have equall shares therein, as also in alt the rest of my Estate 
after my wiues decease. I make my wife sole executrix, to whome I 
Comit the Residue of my Estate dureing her life. If my wife change her 
estate she shall haue her thirds of my Estate, and the rest devided to my 
Children. My will is that my wife doe nothing of moment without the ap- 
probation of my Brother John Elliott our Teacher, Elder Heath, Deacon 
Parks, John Rugles, senior, whome I make my overseers. If any differ- 
ence arise among my Children & executrix about any devision of my Es- 
tate, my will is that they shall not goe to Law, but be determined by three 
of my next of kindred then surviueing ; & if any should be troublesome 
(which God forbid) my will is y* such shall loose theire part of my Estate 
about wc*> they so striue. I desire my Bcother Deacon Parks^ with the 
Elders, to pfect & finish such of my Church accompts as are not yet 

wittnesse Griffine Craft Phillip Elliott. 

John Rugles 

11 Feb. 1657. Sworne by the witnesses to be the Last will of PhilTip 

before me. Jo: Endecott Gov'. 

[Inventory recorded, without date, vol 3. fol. 121. It was probably 
taken in 1658.] Elizabeth Elliot^ his widow, deposed. 

Amt. .£554. 01. 10. Edw Rawson Record' 

Thomas Birch, of Dorchester. — Will made 4 June 1654. I appointe 
M^ Nathaniell Patten^ John Pearse senio^ and John Minott to take care 
of my Children and estate ; for my Land I would haue none of it to be 
sold. I giue all my estate to my Children only ; for my man Richard^ I 
would haue him to serue out his time, and then that his Indenture should 
be pformed, 6s besides I giue him 405. I giue to my dau. Mary^ £&• 
more than her pporcon towards the bringing her vp, and to my sonne Jer* 
emiaJi^ 40«. for his bringing vp, more than his proporcon. I would haue 
my estate divided into seven parts, and then Joseph to haue two pts, the 


Abstracts of Early Wills. 


Other fine pis to the other due child r^n, after the former Legacies Bfe 
Saljsfyed, I would haue my Sonne Joseph to be of my owne Trade. 

Boston 22 May 1657. At a meeting of y*^ magistrates dt Record', 
Power of Administration to the estate of Thomas Burch, of Dorchester, 
dcceaj^ed, is graunted to John Gumcl & John Minot in hehalfe of the Chil* 
dreo of the said Burch, they bringing in an Inventory of that Estate to the 
next County Court, Present y« Governo*^, Dep^ Gov', Major Atharton & 

Inventory taken» 27 Oct* 1657, by William Blake^ and Richard Dirris, 
Sume lolall ^170. 11. H. John Minott Ac /n** Gumell deposed, 5 Nov 

It is also Ordered that the said Jn° Minot 6z Jn" GumcU shall &. is here* 
by Impowered to dispose of the children of the said Burch, in binding them 
forth Apprentices, with Consent of the Court, as they shall see cause. 

E, R„ R. 

John Gore, of Roxbury. — Being sicke. Debts to he paid in old Eng* 
land and New ; for the discharge thereof, all my debts that are oweiiig 
me shotild be speedily gathered yp to pay as farre as they will goe, dc the 
rest to be made vp out of my stocke and Sale of hnnd by my executorS| 
that the remainder of my Estate should be improved together, untill my 
Sonne Samuel he of the age of 23 yeares, except my sonne should, before 
this age, change his estate or my wife hers, w^'' of this time comes first 
that then the remainder of my Estate be equally prized, and my sonne 
Samuel to Receive one fourth pt of my whole estate then remaineing, and 
my two dan". Abigail and Hannah ^ to recciue equally one fourth pt more 
at the age of 21 yea res, or the day of marriage, w^h shall be first. The 
other halfe of my Estate vnlo my wife dureing life, w^hom I make rof 
sole Executrix. After the death of ray wife all that estate she did enjoy 
shall be equuliy devided betweenc my 5 children, John Gore^ Mary Mjf* 
lame, Samuei^ Abigail and Hannah Gore. The Reason why I did not giue 
rny Eldest Sonne, John Gore and my dan. Mary no more, is because theyi 
have received there full proporcon before and my will is that if any of 
my 3 younger Children dye before Marriage that those three should be 
one anothers heires. If my wife should Liue a widow Long and by Rea- 
son of any hand of God as sicknes or the like should be in any want, f 
giue her full power, with the Consent of my overseers to sell some Land 
and spend the same for her Comfort. I desire my beloued Brethren Phil" 
Up Elliot, John Pierpoint, Amos Richrson^ to be overseers of this my last 
will, and doe Intreate them to be helpefull vnto my wife and Children, 
and doe desire my wife that she would doe no matters of moment without 
their advice and Consent, according to the true intent &^ meaning heereof, 

p me John Gore 


3; 1657 In the p'^cntsof vs 
Phillip Elliott 
John Ruggles 
Robert Pitrpoini 

Proved by Phillip Elliot 
John Ruggles t Rohert Pierpoini 
30 July 1657 

Jo Endccott Gov^ 

haack Mor» 


Inventory of Estate taken 22 : 4 : 1657 by haack Heath 
relL Amt* *£.8I2: 07: 6 Rosa Gort^ his widow, deposed. 

1864] AdafM Family Bible. 283 


The Familt Bible which belonged to the Father of the Patriot, Gov- 
ernor Samuel Adams, is now the property of the Editor of the N. Eng. 
Hist and Gen. Register. At the death of the original owner, Samuel 
Adams, Esq., it passed into the hands of his son, the Patriot. The Fam- 
ily Records of both Father and Son are contained in the volume ; the 
first in the autograph of the Father and the other in that of the Son. Pre- 
suming these venerable records would be generally interesting to the 
patrons of the Register, they are exactly copied below. 

It may be proper in the first place to say a word respecting the edition 
of thU Bible ; which, as well as its appearance, is rather remarkable. It 
is in folio, and a large folio for that day ; being about seventeen inches 
high, and three and a half in thickness, and of proportionable width. The 
paper and print are beautiful, and the binding was of the most substantial 
kind, with massive brass mountings and clasps. That it does not contain 
the Apocrypha is easily accounted for. The Old Testament was printed 
in 1708, the New in 1707, and the Psalms in 1679 ; the last at Edinburgh, 
and the first at London. Copies of this edition of the Bible are of ex- 
ceeding rarity ; at least they are believed to be so, as our great Bible 
collector, George Livermorb, Esquire, has never yet been able to obtain 
one, and the venerable Doctor Jenks has remarked to the Editor that he 
has seen no other copy of the edition. It contains several beautifully 
executed maps, but no ornamental plates, with the exception of a view 
of London in the title-page, and vignettes upon the corners of the maps. 

Records. — '^ Sam": Adams, the son of John and Hannah Adams, bom 
the 6^ day of May, 1689. 

Mary Fifield, daughter to Richard and Mary Fifield, bom the 8**> day 
of May, 1694. 

Sam": Adams and Mary Fifield were maryed on Tuesday in the fore« 
noon, being the 21 day of Aprill, 1713, by y« Rev^: Mr. Pemberton. 

Richard Adams (their first bora ;) born the 21^: of January, 1715-16; 
being on Saturday morning at seven of the Clock. The said Richard 
Adams dyed on Tuesday the 2^: day of June, about 10 of y^ Clock at 
night, 1716. 

Mary Adams their first daughter, bom Tuesday morning, at 4 of the 
clock, being the 30*^: day of July, 1717. 

Hannah Adams their 2** daughter, bora the 6^^ day of Nov*^: at half an 
hour afier eleven at night, 1720, and dyed the 13^ Jan. [oblit.] at eight of 
the Clock at night. 

Samuel Adams their second son, bora the sixteenth day of Sept*^ at 
twelve of the Clock at noon, being Sabbath day, 1722. 

John Adams their third son, born the 4^^: of September, 1724, about 
ten of the Clocke in y« moraing (Fryday.) Baptised pr. Mr. Checkley. 
Dyed Aug*^: 9. 1725, about 2. of y^ Clock, Mondav moraing. 

John Adams their fourth son, born 28^^; Oct**: 1726, Fryday, 6 of y* 
Clock post meridian. Baptised pr. Mr. Checkley. Dyed June 15. 1727, 
at four of y« Clock Thursday moraing. 

Joseph Adams their fiflh son bora the 29^: of Decern^: 1728, one 
quarter aAer one of y« Clock in y« moraing, Sabbath day. Baptised pr. 
the Rev. Mr. Checkley y« same day. 

Abigail Adams, their third daughter, bora July 20. l730^e\^\\fi!vEkN^s^ 

Adafns Family Bible. 

after nine Monday night. Baptised by Mr, Checkley ; and dyed the 29**: of 
August, following. 

Thomas Adams, their sixth son, born Dece"': 22* 1731, Wednesday, 
ten minines after 2 o^Clock, afternoon ; and dyed the 16^: of August, 
1733, 20 minutes after four of the Clock in the morning. 

Sarah Adama, their fourth daughter, born the 18^^^ of Nov**: 17S3, at 
half an hour after 8 o'Clock, the Lord'^s day morning* Baptised the same 
day by the Rev. Mr, Checkley. Dyed the 28. Feb. 1735-6, at 2 O'Clock, 

Abigail Adams, their fifth daughter, and Eleventh living child, bom 
Wednesday the 22 of Ocf*': 1735, at 12 o'Clock at noon. Baptized by ihe 
Bev. Mr. Samuel Checkley. Dyed the 3<i day of March, 1735-6. 

Mehctablc Adanis^ their sixth daughter, born the 12*'* of April, 40 oiin- 
ytes after 1 1 o'Clock, A. M, Saturday. Baptised by the Rev^: Mr. Check- 
ley — 1740, dyed June ll^'i at 11 o'clock at night.* 

[Here ends the Record of Samuel Adams, Esq., as kept hif himself % 
which occupies a folio page of the size of the Bible ^ upon paper apparently 
bound in it for the purpose* At the foot of the sante poge^ Samuel thk 
Patriot has recorded the death of his Father^ as follows : — ] 

Samuel Adams aforesaid, dyed on Tuesday the eighth day of March, 
1747, about eleven o^'Clock in the forenoon ; having lived with his wife 
thirty four years, and about ten months. By her he had twelve children, 
only three of which survived him. 

[Tlien follows upon the nctt page the Record as kept hif Sam its l Abams 
the Son : — ] 

Samuel Adams, son of Samuel Adams, Esq. born the 16^: day of Sep- 
tember, 1722, 

Elizabeth Checkley, daughter of the Rev, Mr. Samuel Checkley, bom 
the IStiT of March, 1725. 

Samuel Adams and Elizabetli Checkley were marry d on Tuesday the 
17*^1 of Octob''; 1749, at evening, by y** Rev'*: Mr. Samuel Checkley — 
Dctur, Pietatis Metam tangere ; Contentiq. vivanl! 

Samuel Adams their first child, born the 14^^: of September, 1750, nl 
one quarter of an hour after two in the morning, being Fry day, and was 

bapltz'd y« Sabbath following, by y^ Rev. Mr, Checkley — And dyed 

on Wednesday y« 2^: of October following, at 5 O'clock in y*^ morning, 
aged 18 days 

Samuel Adams their second child was born Wensday the 10 of October, 
1751, at one qnarterof an hour after ten in the morning, and baptized the 
Sabbath following, by the Rev^. Mr. Checkley. — Born the 27 day New 
Style, and died Januar}' 17lh, 1788. 

Joseph Adams, their third child, born Saturday 23^: June, 1753, at 
three quarters after nine in the moriung, and baiilized the day following 
by Rev^. M''. Checkley, and dyed the evening of the next day at ten of the 

Mary Adams their first daughter and fourth child, born on Lord's day 
the 23 June, 1754, at half af\cr six in the morning. The same day bap- 

tizM by the Rev**. Mr. Checkley and dyed on Thursday the 3^. 

October following, at three o^Clock in the morning, aged three months aud 
9 days, 

Hannah Adams their second daughter and fifth child, born Wednesdayi 
January 21, 1756, at a quarter after eight in the morning. Baptized the 
Sabbath following by the Rev. Mr. Checkley. 

1864.] Old Colony Inscripiions. 286 

Wensday, July 6^^: 1757. — This day my dear Wife was delivered of a 
dead son, being our fiAh child. God was pleased to support her under 
great weakness, and continue her life till Lord^s day the 25^^ of the sanie 
month, when she expired at eight o'Clock, A. M. — To her husband she 
was as sincere a Friend as she was a faithful Wife. Her exact economy 
in all other relative capacitys, her kindred on his side as well as her own 
admire. She ran her Christian race with a remarkable steadiness and 
finished [it] in triumph. She led two small children. God grant they 
may inherit her graces ! Samuel Adams. 

My son Samuel and daughter Hannah had the meazles in February, 
1759. S. A. They also had the small-pox very favorably, by inoculation, 
March, 1764. 

Elizabeth Wells, daughter of Francis Wells, Esq' was born January 
26. 1735-6. 

Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Wells were married by the Rev**. Mr, 
Checkley, December 6th, 1764. 

[Such are the entire Records. From the variation in the color of the 
ink, they were evidently written from time to time, excepting about half of 
that by the elder Adams. This half was perhaps copied from memoranda 
at the time he provided himself with the fiible. Most of the deaths were 
inserted, apparently, at or near the time of their occurrence. There are 
slight and unimportant variations in the spelling of some words. These 
are printed as they were written. 

A brief pedigree of this branch of the Adams family was published in 
our last volume, pages :i9 — 45. Other facts for its extension will be 
found in Vol. ii. p. 350 — 1, and Vol. vii. p. 351.] 


Lakeville, [formerly a part of Middleborough] Nov. 14, 1858, 

To the Editor of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Register. Sir,— I have had the 
pleasure to become somewhat acquainted with your work entitled the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and highly approve of 
its object, and sincerely wish that it was in my power to do you essential 
service in carrying on so good a work. 

The following inscriptions are from stones in an old burial ground near 
the Old Forge, so called, in Freetown, and were taken from the stones 
and carefully preserved several years since. Freetown was my native 
place, and these are the oldest that I have found in that town. 

In memory of Mrs. Hannah wife of Col. Ebenezer Hathaway who died 
Dec. ye 2(hh 1727 in y«» 34th year of her age. 

Soon must the rising dead appear 
Soon the decisive Sentence bear. 

In memory of Shadrach Hathaway M. A. died Decemiv y« 3 1749 in 
y« 33 year of his Age. 

[Shadrach Hathaway, I am told, was the first college educated man at 
Freetown who was raised or rather bom and bred therej 

In memoir of Col. Ebenezer Hathaway who died Feb. y* 16th 1768 
in ye 79th Year of his age. 


286 Old Colony Inscriptions. [Jwly? 

Under ihes€ siJent clods I sleep 

Id CHRIST may I arise 
AniJ when the an^l Gabriel sounds 

Meet JESUS in the sWies, 

In Memof)* of Mrs, Elizabeth Hathaway wife of Mr. Gilbert Hathaway 
(lied Feb'' y*^ 2d 1779 in ye 29tb year of her age. 

In Memory of Capt. Eben' Hathaway who died June 16th 1791 in y* 
73d year of his age. 

This is Ihe end of all ihai live 

This is my dark Inng home 
Jesu5 himself lay in the grave 

The house whence all must come. 

[These stones are slate and handsomely executed. 1 was careful to 

copy capitals where they were used on the stones^ 

The following is the oldest to be found in the oldest burial ground near 
the first Christian chapel in Freetown, slate stone considerably oma* 
raented : — ] 

In memory of Isaac Hathaway died June y« 7lh 1749 in the 45th year 
of his age. 

Tiiere are more persons in Freetown bearing the name Hathaway than 
any other, and has been for years past, and next to the Halhaways come 
the Chases. 

From the ancient btirial ground near the old muster field in Berkley? 
No labor bestowed on the stones except to cut the letters, which are all 
capitals, with a dot or period between the words : — 

Here lies the body of William Paul aged SO year died November the 
9 day in the year 1704. 

Here lies the body of William Phillips aged 35 died in the year 1705 
June 12. 

Here lies the body of Thomas Richmond aged 47 died the J 4 day De- 
sember in the year 1705. 

Here lies the body of James Tisdalc aged 71 died in the year 1715 
January 15. 

Here lies the body of John Paul aged 56 died in the year 1718 March 
Ihe 23. 

Here lies ihe Body of Ruth the daughter of Ephraim Pray aged 3 died 
in the year 171 9 October the 7, 

Here lies the body of Hannah Phillips the wife of William Phillips 
aged 28 died in the year 1705 June 6. 

Here lies the body of Ebenezer Tiadale aged 22 died in the year 1705 
November the 11. 

Here lies the body of Mary the wife of James Tisdale Aged 66 died 
in the year 1713 September 9. 

Here lise the bady of Judeth Pray aged 3 year died in ll»e year 1715 
January the 28. 

Here lies the body of Mary Paul the wife of William Paul aged 76 died 
October y« 3 in the year 1715» 

Here lies the body of Lidia the daughter of Ephraim Pray aged one 
year died January 20 1716. 

Here lies the body of Sara Blackman aged 24 died in the year 1717 
May the 13. 

Here lies the body of Ephraim the soa of Ephraim Pray aged 6 diad 
October 11 in the year 1719. 

1854.] Depositions about Penobscot, ^c 287 

Here lies the body of Lidia the wife of Theophilus Wetherell aged 67 
died in the year 1719 September 7. 

The following are from stones in the old burial ground of the Precincts 
Congregational society of Lakeville and Taunton. The stones are not 
smoother than the hand of Nature made them, and all the letters are 
capitals, very similar to those at Berkley : — 

Here lies a child of Elkanah Leonard died in the year 1711. 

Here lise the body of Elkanah Leonard aged 38 died in the year 1714 
December y« 29. 

Henry Leonard bom and died in the 1714. 

Thomas Leona 

Very respectfully and truly yours, 

Ebenezer W. Peircb. 

30 July, 1663. 

Samuell Scarlett aged43 yeares or thereaboutts Testifieth and saith 
that he was hirid in y« ship Tryall by Capt. Tho: Breedon in England in 
January 61 — ^ye s** Breedon havinge rec*. a commission from K Charles 
y® 2"^. to take possession of y« forts in Nova Scotia then Collonell Tho: 
Temple, who vpon his arrivail by vertue of y* Comission tooke possession 
of y® said forts of which Penobscott is one. Sworne to Jn Court, 30 July 
1663. Edward Rawson Recorder. 

vera Copia Attests Edw: Rawson Recorder. 

Thomas Lake aged 48 years or y** aboutes testafieth that he saw and 
Red a Pattent from King Charles the second vnder y® broad Scale of Eng- 
land to Capt. Thomas Breedon for y« country of Nona Scotia and the 
trade y^of, and a Commission for governing of y^ same, and that he possed 
the same vntill S»". Thomas Temple came with an other pattent and com- 
mission for the same from his Ma*'*, all w*** pattents I shewed vnlo y« 
Gen". Court at Boston. And that penobscott now mentioned in y* Lease 
granted by Coll. Crowne to Col. Temple was nott possessed or jnioyed 
by s"*. Temple by vertue of s**. lease but yelded vp to y« King^s Commis- 
sion and Pattent according to his Ma*'' spessiall command to all his sub- 
iects y And also y* «*'. (?) " Thomas Temple hath p^ 788*^. p. ann to 
Mr. Jo: Breedon and Compa SOO'**. they pay Mr. Ellett in London from y« 
24 June i66i. for y« said Country also that I p**. Coll Crowne his rent till 
i Nouember 6i, and about 34**. more Capt. Breedon p''. his Sonne. Sworne 
in Court — 30 July i663 — Edwd Rawson Recorder. 

This is a true Copie Compard wth the orignall on file as Attests 

Edwd Rawson Recorder. 

John Horwood beinge in London in the yeare i66i, when theire was A 
Tryall before the Kinge and Councell for the. inioying of the forts of Nova 
scosia whearof the fort of Panopscot was one, and the Determinacon was 
that the King might dispose of them to whom he pleased, w^b his Ma*'* 
was pleased to give them vnto Mr. Elyott and that Capt. Thomas Bredon 
did rent the forts of the said Elyott* and had a Commission and Pattan 
from his Maj^'' for the same, and the said Breedon did pay to Mr. Elyott 
this rent the some of six hundred pounds A year. Sworn to in Court 30th 
July, i663. Edward Rawsony BAC!(^t^^\« 


Materials for the History of Marbleheac 



To the Honored county Court field at Ipswich ilie SlstofMarehi 16*4. 

Humbly sheweih Ihat whereas ihere are severall aclloos coraeoced by 
Erasmus James, John Legg» ami James Dennis and Nathaaiell VV^allun 
vnder the denomination of agents or atturnyes to the comoncrs or Towoe 
of Marblehead Therfore wee whose names are vnder written doc vtlerty 
disowne any such act or power given them or that ever ther was any 
Towne meeting for such a purpose or any power given them of such a 
nature, Also we vtterly dtsowne and protest against it, that ever wee gave 
ail or any of our Townes men any manor of order to call any pson or 
psons to an account for any tl\ing of such a nature as is declared in there 
sumonses, or that we ever Im|iovvcred I lie select men to order consUtiito 
or apoynt any so to doe but we most humby conceive that the thing io 
hand is as followeih viz. That a part of the Inhabitants of the Towne lay 
claime to all the vacant of comon Lands herbidge and apptenances there* 
vnto belonging within the bounds of the sd Towne, And lo bring Uiere 
purpose to pas have made many Illegal 1 orders, vnder the notion of 
Towne acts. Also some of them have most Illegally, as we conceive 
letted out severall lottments of our Towne comons to be there owne propor 
estate and ppriatyes against w*^^ actions soe Irregularly done, as we con- 
ceive we being Intrusted in the same title as freeholders, according to the 
laws establisht in this colony, doe vtterly protest against all such aci^ done' 
by part vnder the notion of the whole Towne act, and whereas the Towne 
made choice of an able man for recorder to keepe the Towne booke they 
have fraudclenlly gott away the sd booke and keepe itj and deny vs a 
Towne meeting notwithstanding the select mens time was out the fifieenth 
day uf this present march, also for the carying an end of pubUque worke 
as minisiry, scooles. Alms for the poorer sort and the sike, If it doe not 
prove to the vtter depopulating, yet it will prove the vtter vndoeing of soe 
vsefull a place as this is for the benifitt of the Comon wealth In wimess 
where vnto we have subscribed our hands March the 27 : 74 : 




John Brimblecom 
John Pedicke 
Samuel I Morgan 
Thaddeus Radden 
William Beale 
Samuel! Nicklson 
William Pitt 
Christopher Lattimore 
Vincent Studson 
Robert Foster[?] 
John Rodes 
Ben: Parmenter 

Thomas Dixy 
Henry Trivilt 
Robert Barllett 
Elias White 
Jasper Griffen 
John Pedrick 
Thomas Sowden 
Henry Russell 
Richard Haniver 
Mathew Clarke 
Samuel Read 
Thomas Trine r 

Samuel 1 Candy 
Thomas T re fry 
Mathew Salter 
James Smith 
Roger Russell 
Edward Holemaa 
Jercmia Gachell 
John Haltson 
Abraham Allen 
Jonathan Gachell 
Thomas Russell 

vena copeia taken the 17 of August 1674 
p me Robert Lord cleric 

Local History, — There is in course of preparation a history of Wii- 
lerbury, Ct,, from its discovery in 1673 to the present lime. One of the 
gentlemen engaged in the work is Mr, Philo M. Trowbridge, of Woodburyt 
CLj a mcraberof the New Eng, Hist. Gen. Society, 

1854.] Great Earthquake in Lisbon. 289 

First Intelligence of that appalling Calamity received tii New England. 

Bt Alf EtK WlTNISS. 

Boston, Dec. 22d, 1755. — By Captain Joseph Hibbert of the brigantine 
Hannah, who left Cadiz the 11th of November, and arrived in Marblehead 
the 15th Instant, we have the following awful Account, namely : That on 
the first day of November he was on shore in the city of Cadiz, and as 
the clock was striking eleven in the forenoon, he felt a shock of an Earth- 
quake, which lasted about three minutes ; that, being sensible of what it 
was, he immediately retired to the Mould [Mole] which was about a quar- 
ter of a mile from the house where he was when the shock happened, 
where he met three other Masters of vessels belonging to New England, 
and consulting with each other, whether \\ was best to go off on board their 
vessels, or return into the City again, three of the said Masters resojved to 
go off; and, accordingly, stepped into one of their boats. After they had 
put off from the Mould, they sa^ a heavy Sea, about half a mile distance, 
coming towards the shore ; that, with difficulty, they got on board the first 
vessel before the sea came; that it immediately put the shipping into 
great disorder, and did some considerable damage to them. — As soon as 
the Sea came into shoal water it broke in a heavy manner and very high, 
destroyed everything without the walls, carried before it a great length of 
the Town Walls, dismounted several Batteries, and ran over a gooddeal 
of the lower part of the city. — ^That all the carriages and passengers that 
were passing at that time to and fro on the Neck that joins the City to the 
Continent, and many hundreds, and some say thousands of people, were 
lost, and particularly four eminent Merchants in coaches were destroyed. 
— 'That in about a quarter of an hour after the first Sea came, there came 
a second as awful, and about the same space after came a third more 
awful, and beat on the shipping and shore in the same manner, and that 
prodigious damage is done to the buildings. — That they had received ac- 
counts from several places adjacent where they had suffered much dam- 
age : ' That a vessel from Bilboa bound to Cadiz, laden with iron, was off 
Lisbon at the time of the shock, and there was such a concussion as shook 
his iron very mvich in the hold : That they had not had any accounts from 
Lisbon when he came away, and that the people of Cadiz dreaded what 
accounts they might receive from the northern parts of the Country.— 
New York Mercury, 29 Dec. 1755. 

Boston, Nov. 24th. — About half an hour past 4 o'clock last Tuesday 
morning, we were surprisied with a most violent shock of an Earthquake 
that ever was felt in these parts of the world, since the arrival of the 
English.— /Wd. 1 Dec. 

We have Advice from an Officer at Louisbourge, that on Friday the 
26th of Sept. last died of a Fever, in the 18th year of his Age, Lieut 
James Noble, eldest son of Col. Arthur Noble, and was on the Sunday 
following decently interred with the Honours of War. He was a prom- 
ising, modest youth, and had gained great Esteem of his brother officers; 
and his death is much lamented. — NewS'Letter^ 17 Oct, 1746. 



Notices of Publications. 



A History of the Early Settlement of Newton., County of Middlesex^ MaM* 
sachusttts^ from 165^ to 1800* With a Genealogical Register of its 
Inhabitants prior to 1800. By Francis Jackson, (of Boston,) a native 
of Newton. Boston i 1854. 12mo* pp, 555, 

A single glaoce at this work is enough to satisfy any one thai it » m ehoiee me ; 
a gem amon^ Local Histories. Noiwiihsianding Mr. Jackson has given us 553 
closely primed pages, be has given us no exuberance of language, but he lias^ in a 
plain, neat, and common-isense style, put his materials together in a workmanlike 
and business manner. The "Genealogical Regiiter'* of the Inhabitants of the Town 
is a very attractive part of the volnme. It does not consist of mere columns of naiaes 
and dates, but is relieved by incidents of much interest throughout. 

Mr. Jackson is an old soldier in this tield of hieraiiire. John Farmer, Esq. wis 
mainly indebted to him for what he has published from the records in Boston. And 
Mr. Jackson has long been familiar wuh those records. There 15 in the volume a 
larc^e folding map of ** Newton m 170U,'* on which all the inhabitants are located, 
down to about 1800. A handsome lithographic portrait of Col. Joseph Ward accom* 
panics the volume as a frontispiece. 

We are sorry to learn that the edition of the History of Newton consists of bttl 500 
copies ! The inhabitants of the Town alone ought to lake up thai number at once, 
[f we mistake not, the Author wiU, at no remote day, be called upon to lepubhsb his 

A Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family. By Jonathan Grsenleaf, of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. New York: 1854. 8vo. pp. 116. 

There are many, if we misitake not, to hail the appearance of this work with mueh 
pleaEUre and delight. The Author has been long known for bis historical works, and 
hence there can be no want of confidence respecting the ability with which it is done. 

The system or plan employed by the Author in drawing up his work is new, differ* 
ing, in some respects, from all others we have met with We are sorry for this, be- 
cause it could have been much more conveniently done in another way, or certainly 
more convenient for all persons who consult the work ; and it is fair to conclude that 
he did not have the Genealogical Register before him when he fixed upon his plan. 
Whoever will examine the Sumner Pedigree, in the last number of the Register^ can- 
aot fail, we think, to agree with us. In Mr. Greenleafs plan, though the generations 
appear lo succeed one another in regular order, there is nolhing'to show to what gen- 
eration an individual or family belongs ^ and generally, all particulars respecting 
individual.^ arc to be looked for at the end of the work in notes. 

Nut withstanding we object to Mr. Greenleaf s plan, the work is an excellent and 
no doubt accurate addition to our genealogical histories, and we hope the Author will 
be enconraged soon to put forth a new edition, with such improveraenia as he may 
iDtet Willi. 

History oj Connecticut* By G* H. Hollist£K, Esq. , 

The work of Mr. HoUisler is not yet published. A few of the proof sheets hare 
been sent us, and, from the importance ol the undertaking, and that our readers may 
see samethinc of the manner of the Author, the following extract is made. Judging 
fVom what we have seen of the work, Mr. Hollister will produce a very valuable his- 
tory of Connecticut. He writes with great precision, and appears to aim at perfect 
accuracy ; and although be has succeeded well in another field of literary labor, we 
predict for him a more permanent reputation in the present. 

It will be gratifying to his co-laborers to learn, that the Staieof Connecticut has made 
a liberal appropriation to aid Mr. Hollister in his laborious undertaking to compote 
its history. The lact has come to our knowledge since the above paragraph waa 
written. Connecticut, New York, and a few other States have done nobly in the line 
of publishing materials for their history, while many of (he others have yet much 
to no. 

" ft was on Wednesday, the 24th of May, that the little army of seventy-seven 
£j)/liahmeii, sixty Mohcgaas and CoDneciictit River ladians, and about two huadred 


1864.] Notices of Publicatums. 291 

Narragansetts, began their march for the Peqaot forts. They went that day aboat 
twenty miles, when they reached the eastern Nihanlick, a country that bordered un 
the Peqaot territory. Here was the seat of one of the Narragansett Sachems, and 
here he had a fort. But he refused to treat with the English, or let them enter his 
palisades to pass the night. Ma^on, having good cause to think from their behavior 
that thexe Indians were in league with the Peqnots, set a strong guard about their 
fort, and would not allow one of them to escape from it during the night.** But the 
conduct of the Nihanticks was attributable to suspicion and fear, rather tlian to any 
alliance with the Pequots, as the event proved ; for when they saw, the next morn- 
ing, that the English were reinforced by a large f^rty of Narragansetts, sent on by 
Mianionomoh, they took heart, and forming a circle declared that they, too, would 
fight the Pequots, and boasted with their usual bravado how many they would kill ; 
so that when Mason resumed his march on Thursday, he had about five hundred In- 
dian warriors in his train. The day was very sultry and oppressive, and some of the 
men fainted from heat, and the exhaustion that followed from a want of suitable pro- 
visions. After marching about twelve miles to a ford in the Pawcatuck river, the 
old fishing-^und of the Pequots, the army made a halt and rested awhile. * *■ 

** After dtnin^ upon such coarse fare as was to be had, they marched about three 
miles to a field just planted with Indian corn. Here they made another halt and held 
a council, for it was thought that they drew near the enemy. The Indians now told 
them, for the fifst time, that the Pequots had two forts, and that they were ' almost' 
impregnable. Nothing daunted by this intelligence, the council resolved to attack 
both these fortresses at once. But on further inquiry, it appeared that the principal 
fort, where Sassacus resided, was too remote to be reached before midnight, so they 
were compelled to abandon this plan, and attack the smaller one at Mistick. 

" The prediction of Uncas with regard to the Narragansetts was soon verified. In- 
deed, all the Indians, who had at first marched in the van, fell into the rear ; and 
soon not a Narragansett was to be seen. Wequash, a petty chief who had revolted 
from Sassacus, was the guide upon whom Mason most relied, and he proved worthy 
of trust. They marched on in silence until about an hour after sunset, when they 
reached a small swamp between two hills. Here, supposing that they were near the 
fort, < they pitched their little camp* between two high rocks, ever since known as 
* Porter's Rocks.' It was a clear night, with a shining moon. Mason set his guards, 
and stationed his sentinels at a great distance from the camp, to prevent the possibil- 
ity of a surprise. Then the tired soldiers, with no tents to snelter them from the dew, 
laid themselves down under the open sky and slept. ' The rocks were our pillows,* 
says the heroic leader of the expedition, < yet rest was pleasant.' Mistick fort was 
farther ofi" from the camp than they had been led to suppose. It was so near, how- 
ever, that the sentries heard the enemy singing there till midnight, a wild strain of 
joy and exultation, they afterwards found it to have been, in commemoration of the 
supposed flight of Mason and his men — for they had watched their vessels a few 
days before when they sailed eastward, and rationally enough concluded that they 
dared not meet the dreaded Pequot in battle. This night of festivity was their last. 

" About two hours before day, the men were roused up and commanded to make 
themselves ready for battle. The moon still shone full in their faces as th^y were 
summoned to prayer. They now set forward with alacrity. The fort proved to be 
about two miles ofi". A long way it seemed over the level though stony ground, and 
the officers begftn at last to fear that they had been led upon the wrong track, when 
they came at length to a second field of corn, newly planted, fit the base of a high 
hill. Here they halted, and 'gave the word for some of the Indians to come up.* 
At first, not an Indian was to be seen ; but finally Uncas and Wequash the guide 
showed themselves. * Where is the fort 7' demanded Ma.son. * On the top of that 
hill,* was the answer. ' Where are the rest of the Indians^* asked the fearless sol- 
dier. The answer was what he probably anticipated: * Behind, and very much 
afraid.' <Tell them,' said Mason, * not to fly, but to stand as far ofi" as they please, 
and see whether Englishmen will fight.' 

<' There were two entrances to theibrt — one on the northeastern side, the other on 
the west. It was decided that Mason should lead on and force open the former, while 
Underbill, who brought up the rear, was to pass around and go in at the western gate. 

" Mason had approachra within about a rod of the fort, when he heard a dog bark, 
and almost in a breath, this alarm was followed up by the voice of an Indian, crying, 
'Owanuz! Owanux!' — Englishmen, Englishmen! No time was to be lost. He 
ealled up his forces with all haste, and fii«d upon the enemy through the palisades. 
The Pequots, who had spent the niffht in singing and dancing, were now in a deep 
sleep. The entrance near which Mason stood, was blocked up with bnibes about 

* Mason'tt Itanixm. 


Notices of Publications, 


breast high, Over ihis frail obstroction be leaped, sword in hand, shouting lo bis 
raen to follow him. But Seelv% his lieuiennnt, found it DK»re easy to remove ifc»€ 
bushes ihon to force the men over ihern. When he had d:>ne so, he al^o entered, fc^l* 
lowed by sixieeir soh tiers. It hid been deieronncd \o destroy the enemy uiih the 
sword, and ihus s-ave the corn and other valuables that were stored in the wigTsoms, 
With ihis view, the capiain, seeing no [ndiari»f entered one of ihese wigwams. Here 
he found majiy warrior:*, who crowded bard iipt>n bim, and beset him with grcfti vio- 
lence ; but they were so amazed at ihe strange appantion that had so suddenly thni&t 
itself upon lheTHf that they could make but a fee bl*» res ism nee. Mason uassoon 
joined by William Haydeo, who, as he enlered the wigwam through thf? breach that 
had be^n iiciade by his impetuous eapiaio^ stumbled against the dead body of a Feqtioi 
whom Mason had slain, and fell. Some of the Indians now fled from ihe wigwam; 
others* slill siupelled with sleep, crept under mats and skins to hide iheroselves. 

'^The palisades embraced an area uf about twenty acres — a space snfficieDl 10 
afford room for a large Indian village. There were more than scveniy houses in this 
space, with lanes or streets passjyg between them> Mason, !iiil) intent on destroy iuff 
the Peqtiois, and at ihe same time savirsg their property, now left the wigwam, ond 
pa-ssed down one of these streets^ driving the cruwd of Indians that thronged it be- 
fore him from one end of it to the other, Ai the lower eiirtmity of this lane stood a 
little company of En?jlishmen, who^ having efi'ected an entrance from the west, met 
the Indians as ihey fled from Mason, and killed abotit half a doicn of him. The 
captain now faced about, and went back the whole l^gth of the Jane, to ihe 5pot 
where he had entered the fort. He was exhausted and quite out of breathy and had 
become saiisQed ihat this was no[ the way to ei terminate the Indmns, who now 
swarmed from the wigwams like bees from a hive Two of his soldiers sio«)d near 
him, close to the palif^ades, with their useless swords pain led to the ijround. Thetr 
dejected faces lold him thai they felt as be did, ihai the task was a hopeless one, 
* We shall never kill them in ihis way/ said the captain ; and then added* with the 
same laconic brevity, *■ IVt must burn thtm !* With these words the decree of the coun- 
cil of war to save the booty of the enemy was annulled ; for, siepping into ibe wvg- 
wam where he had before forced an entrance, he snatched a fire-brand in his hand, 
and itistantty returning^ applied i( to the light mats ihai formed the covering of their 
rude tenements. Almost in an instant, the little village was wrapped in flames, and 
the frightened Pequots fled in dismay from the roiiiU thai had just bt»forc sheltered 
ihem. Such was their terror, ihat many of them look refuge from the English in the 
flames, and perished there Some climbed the palisades, where ihey afforded but too 
fair a mark for the muskets of their enemies^ who could see to take a dead aim in the 
light of the ghastly conflagration. Others fled frtjra the beds of mat or skins, where 
ihcy had sought a lemporary concealment, and were arrested by the hand of death id 
the midst of iheir flight. Others stilly warping up to the windward, whence the tire 
sped with such fatal velocity, fell flat upon ilic ground and plied their destroyers with 
arrows. But their hands were so palsied with fear, that the feathered messengers 
either flew wide of their aim or fell wiih spent lorce upon ihe ground. A few, *jf stilt 
stouter heart, rushed forth with the tomahawk, to engage the invaders of their homes 
in a haudiO'hand combat. But they were nearly ail, to the number of about fony, 
cut in pieces by the sword. The vast volume of flame, ihe lurid light reflected oo 
the dark background of the horiion, the crack of the muskets, the yell of the Indians 
who fought, and of those who sought vainly to fly, the wail of women and children 
as they writhed in ihe dames, and the exulting cries of the Narragansetls and Mohe- 
gans without the fort, formed a contrast awful and sublime \vith the quiet glories of 
the peaceful May morning, that was just then breaking over the woods and the ocean. 

<* Seventy wigwams were burned to ashes, and probably not less than five hundred 
men, women and children were destroyed. The property, too, shared Ihe same fate* 
The long-cherished wampum-bell, with the beads of blue^ purple, and white, the war- 
club, the eagle plume, the lut'ted scalps, trophies of many a victory — helped only to 
swell the blaze that cousamed alike the young warrior and ihe SD))eninnualed counsel- 
lor, the squaw, and the little child that hung helplessly to her bosom. Of all who 
were in ibe fort, only seven were taken captive,andat>out Lbe same DUtnbcr escaped/^ 

The Hxmdrtd Boston Orators^ ^c. By James Sfsar Loring, Third 
Edition, with an improved Index of Names. Jewett d& Co, Boston : 
1854, 8vo. pp, 720. 

It must be gratifying to the Auibor as well us to the Publishers, to be thus early 
called upon by the public for a Dew edition of the work ynder notice. Ii must alio 





1854.] Rhode Island Troubles. 293 

be gratifying to the friends of the Author to feel assured, as they mast, that there is 
good tasie enough in the community at large lor the truly substantial reading, such 
as is contained in the volume before us. 

Having said all we deemed necessanr in a notice of a copy of a former edition of 
Mr. Loring's work, we need only refer to our previous volume, (for 1852, p. 299.) 
We should remark, however, that the title-page of this new edition does not convey 
any adequate idea of the additions and improvements in this edition ] nor have we 
space to point them out, were it necessary. 

Haueinge a commission from authority to goe vnto Pawtuckittsit for to 
seaze vppon the body of Richard Chasmor, the which I did : but in our 
retume backe againe vnto prouidence teakeinge vp our quarters that night 
by reason of ,the nights approachinge vppon vs : about eight or nine a 
clock in the night as wee conseue there comes in three men, and brought 
a warrant from Arthors Fenner of Providence for to show to the Townes 
men my warrant or a coppie of itt, but I denied them either for to lett 
them see my warrant or to giue them a coppie of itt vnless they would 
lett me know by what power they did demand such a thinge of me : about 
two bowers afler or thereabouts comes in Thomas Angell the cunstabel of 
Providence and a sergant with foure men more for to apprehend my body 
and Rich: Cashmor whoe then was our prisonor for to appere before the 
townes men that was mett at Rogers Mories : Arthro Fenner sittinge in 
cheife amongst them : the said Fenner said I in the townes name and with 
there consent sent a warrant for to see your warrant or a coppie of itt 
wherein you had seazed the body of Rich: Chasmore but you resisted 
vnless you did know by what power wee did itt there fore I haue sent for 
you in his hineses name to answer for the afront you have put vppon vs 
in takeinge away our prisner from vs : he beinge bound over to answ** in 
o^ Collinie : then I replied I must say as I sayed before I desire to know 
by what power you doe question me whoe am a passenger returninge 
backe to the bay : desireinge to molest noe other man woman nor child : 
then rises vp one Dexter and said I desire to speake my consence and to 
stand for our liberty : Pawtucksitt is in our liberties and not in the bays : 
William Harris he said wee had noe right to seaze a man att Pawtucksitt 
and if wee had yett wee could not answ^* what wee had doun for he was 
there prisnor and had given in bayle for to answer in there Colloney : 
Dexter he stands vp againe and said Mr. President as he is our prisnor I 
stand for our libertye deliuer him to the cunstabl : so herevppon Fenner 
he commanded the cunstabl to carry him away : Nay saith Dexter thett 
there be a mitimus maid and send him to Nue Port prison : where vppon 
Fenner writt a mitimus and gaue itt to the cunstabl : then seinge they were 
resotued to rescue the prisnor out of our hands I desired them as they 
were Inglish men to give me the grounds of this there rescue the which 
Fenner and John Sayls did promis the which they did and because they 
were soe importenat to see my warrant : I tould them I had lett there pres- 
ident Mr. Williams see itt : What saith William Harris Roger Williams 
what is he he is but our fellow creture and one of vs and hath no more 
power then any of vs haue neither shall he although he hath written to the 
Gouerner in the bay but wee will call him to an account for bis soe doe* 
ing, and this he spoke in a slif^ty and jerinff manner. 

Marshal Wait's retour, and Rich. Wrights De^^« \fiSA-^. 
Court of AAistantSi— MaTcYkA^"^* 


r and Deaths, 



CmuMf Mr. Isaac, of Bostnn^ lo Miss Abby 
d»ii. of E?i F, Baker, Esq , of Sieubejj 
Me- al S. 30 Maj, by Rev. George Gay 


imkM, Satnad F., Canaan, Ct , 2 May, in 
Ms 7Isi year. He iras grandson of the 
bie Samod Forbes of the ^ame place. 

KLL£, EJrard AloQio, Woburn^ 22 
Afiril, *e. 5 yrs. It m. 17 days ; son of 
Hi, John A. and Mrs. Sus^n (Wifson) 
Booidle of ihai town. Mr. John A. 
W. is son of Dr. John B. whose death is 
r ecorded in the la>t vol, of the Beg, p. 
29L Deacon WiUiam B. father of the 
Hoeior, was born 7 Joly, 1755, d. July, 
ISIS. Hia wife was Rebe^-ca Wood. 
lie was son of James (b. 9. April, 1726) 
hf E^rnVth Smt^h, who wa^ son of 

S9^. ,b. 

%mm* wbo was son of James of Readme 
ff A Dee, 1716, te. 74} by Rebecca 
Kt«dalL who was son of Jam es (d. af 
Ljaa, l«Sli by AHee.-X7"t>«i the 
MM tfMt rfJmo m»4 iktt wi/r R^ece^, 
fu iriif itriir f'Tr ""— tf tktir dttth) tJ^ 

••nma. Mia. Snn, Oloiiefsier. 9 Miieli, 
«!. T)| viasv ^ tb# kit Mr. Etijab 

Uim. Hoa^ Ma, Womster. 19 April. 
t».<7, -"afttr a bmfb«taerere illness/' 
fl»v ««w laf« iMctt better known 
te c«««*i7 than JoBii Da- 
«t» kavt bean nere popular 
in «r ««i if OoipMi* iBd law Oorem- 

liiVBil MMbeiiliiA m ibai bi^h 
^r M tt ^«amr of a century 
^ iMilHli il fabtw ttfii. and be baa 
WNW ^poinM %i tb# |fare wtUi ua 

|^«M^ Ife^ Cteft f % t^avtf»poit| Ma.f 
' aipt ^^7i|tf!k9«aa Slif was m 
?lBi 3^^ I^mIii* U Oct. 1799, 
g^iiM «i A iMfe ctrde 
^ tam^ Iff bar ioctal 
: aNiaaa- A* wms the 
■r viC te IM Oapcatn 

and esteem of his fellow townsmen. hi v^ 
ing been ofien appointed to p«s»ji of 
honor and tru^t. He died 2 Sepi 1SU» 
ae. 61 yrs. Capi. Page m. Rebfcca 
Puinauif a relaiu-e of Gen. Israel Put- 
nam, a noiive of Danvers. She d. 19 
Feb. 1838, at ihe advanced a^e of 84 
yrs. nnd lOmos., univeraally respected 
and beloved. 

HrLL, Rev. Ebene2er,(H.C. 1786) Mason, M 

N. H. 27 May, 1854. ac / S8. He was 
son of Samuel Hill, and wash, in Cam- 
bridge, 29 Jan. J76r>. 

Ki»iGHT, Hon, Nehemiah R., Prt»vidence, 
R. I., 18 April, ae. 74; of whom the 
Providence Journal reniarkMhai there 
IS no man now living in ihe slate wbo M 
has been so long in public life. He I 
wa« Governor of Rhode Island from 
1817 m 1821, and a Sennior of the 
United Siaies from 1821 to 1841. 

NAsoKt Mr. Levi, Great Falls, N- H,» ri 
March, ac. 74, He was b. at Walnole, 
^lass., 28 March, 1779, and wa* the ■ 
youngest son of Thomas and Sarah V 
(Wesley) Nason. His own childreo.all 
of whom are now living, are Elms, 
Eliza Edwards (Bates,) Marj- Uolbrook 
(Footman,) William Warren, Edward 
Shepard, Pamda A. (Searles,) Charles, 
and Snsan A. (Dearborn) 

PaiNCE. Capt. Henry of Salem, at New- 

buryport, 5 March, ae. 67. In the war ■ 

of 1812, Capt. Prince was a Lieutenaoi 
in the privateers America and Mont- 
gomery, and afterwards Commander of 
several United States Cutters on this 
WitTtR, Mrs Ann, Boston, 12 Dec. 1853, 
in her 81st year 

Mrs. Waller was a lineal descendant 
of John Min*hull of Hampton, Eng,, 
living A. D. 150l>, a scion of the most 
Ancient Anglo Saxon Family of Mio* 
shuH, [Monchen, Saje] of Church Mio- 
shull, in the County Palatine of Chester, 
Eng^land. Arms : Axure, an E^totle of 
six points issuing from a Crescent Ar- 
gent. Crest: Two Itons* gambs gules 
supporting a Crescent Argent. '♦ In hoc 
plenius redibo/* Granted by Richard 
CtEur de Lion, to Sir Michael, Lord of 
Miushnll, A. D. 1191, for his good ser- 
vices and bravery in Palestine, 

John Minshuli. Esq., the father of 
the subject of this notice, was born in 
London, 1752; came to America. 1771} 
and lu. ia New York, Marv, dau. of 
Cant Thos. Stanton of Falmouth, Corn- 
wall» by Marr Keverne, of ^x. Keveme 
Partsb. Mrs. Walter was b. 23 Ang, 
1773 ; and daring the war of Revolu- 


Paytikents for the Register^ ^c. 


tion, resided with her parents at Shel- 
burne, Nova Scotia. AAer the peace 
they returne<l to New York, where she 
m. 5 June, 1798, Lynde Walter, Esq., 
eldest son of the Rev. Dr. Win. Waller, 
recior of Christ Church, Boston. Issue : 
1. Lynde Minshuli ; d. single. 2. Louisa 
A. m. Benj. Adams of Boston, Esq. 3. 
Caroline U. m. C. Fred. Adams, brother 
to the aforesaid Benjamin : and 4. Cor- 
nelia W. m. W. B. Richards, Esq. a. 

'WiLUifOTON, Miss Susan W., Lexington, 
8 March, ae. 35, on the 28th of August 
last; dan. of I>eac. David Welhngton 
of L. 

WxfiTwoRTH, David, at the residence of 
his son George, in Augusta, Me , 3 
March, in his 66th year, son of the late 
Col. Jonathan and fiietsey (Philpot) 
Wentworth of Somersworih, N. U., and 
gr.-son of Samuel and Patience (Downs) 
Wentworth of the same place. The 

wife of David was Nancy Ham of 
Dover, N. H. who d. 27 Dec. 185?, ae. 
62, at Vas.salborough, Me., where the 
family then lived. 
WiKT WORTH, Phineas,s Barrinston, N. H , 
. 5 Feb. 1854 ; b. 5 March, 1779. Mar. 1st, 
Elizabeth Pierce, dau. of Israel Pierce; 
2d, Abigail, widow of George Libby; 
3d, Mary Schattman, widow of Brad- 
bury Jewell of Tam worth, N. H. 

He was son of Nicholas,^ who ro. 
Patience,' dau. of Esekiel^ Wentworth 
of Pine Hill, Berwick, who m. Martha 
Lord, gr.-dau. of John,* who m. Martha 
xMiller ; and this John* was son of Exe- 
kiel,s and gr.-son of Elder William. 

This Phineas' was gr.-son of Ebene- 
zer,> who m. 1st. Sarah Roberts, and 

2d, Elisabeth Monroe, widow of 

Young. Ebenezer' was son of Benja- 
min,s who m. Sahih Allen, and gr.-son 
of Elder William. 

Patmknts have been received for the Register from the following persons, since 
the issue of the April number :— 

Albcmy—G, H. Thacher, R. Woodward. 

^oitoM— I.^arris, J. Willard, F. A. Henderson, D. C. Colesworthy, W. Whiting, 
C. A. Jones, E. M. Cary, G. W. Mewnger, H. Rice, T. R. Marvin, T. Prince, J. H. 
Dexter, A. Tompkins, G. B. Upton, A. B. Alcott, G. Brooks, W. G. Brooks, I. N. 
Tarboz, I. Osgood, A. G. Farwell, T. C. Smith, T. Whittemore, C. Eddy. 

Cambridge—W. T. Harris, C. Frances, S. Sawyer. 

Canandaigva, N. F.— H. W. Taylor. 

EdgartomH-^J . Pierce. 

Framingham^S. L. Scott. FranJdin, C/.~T. H. C. Kingsbury, J. D. Ladd. 

Hampton, Ci.—J, Clark. Hampton, N. H-^Z, Ttig^. Hingham—S. Lincoln. 

Ipswich — A. Hammatt. 

Jamestown, N. F. — A. Hazeltine. 

Lee, Cf.— N. Gale. Lebanon, Ct.^A. Wetmore. LynnfUld, J. Newhall. Lowell,-^ 
J. Avery. 

Manchester, N. H.— S. D. Bell, M. H. Bell, Manchester Athenaeum. 
M. A. Thomas. 

JVefP Foril;— E. H. Davis, J. E. Buckley. Newtown—lX. Whiting. Ncrth