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[Index of Namis of Persons at the end of the Volume ] 

AUcinehi Alarm, 860. 
Andrews, William, Receipt of, 378. 
Antlqaaries, Problem for, 2. 
Anne of Miner, 168. . 

Fuller, 851. 
Attaekii, Crispus. adrertised, 800. 
Aurora Borealis in 1619, 64. 
Antographs — 

Blake, William, 297. 

Bradstreet, Anne, 208. 

Bright, Thomas, 97. 

Cabe], John, 297 

GUbert, 8ir Uumphrey, 199. 

Le Mercier, Andrew, 820. 

liord, Jofieph, 800. 

Mitchell, Matth(>w, 297 

Pierpont, Jonathan, 256- 

Pynchon. Willinm, 289, 297. 

Smith, Ilf^nrv, 29<. 

Wood, Kdmuod. 297. 
Bashford Kiunily. 190. 
Belknap Family, 17. 
BellK, 77, 202. 
Bibles, American, 377. 

Births Marriap:«s, and Deaths. 8, 16, 86. 88. 69. 70, 
77, 85. Ill, 116, 134, 140, 170. 181. 190, 212,218, 
234, 239, 261, 26.'^, 278, 284, 802, 848, 869, 878. 
Block l^bind, R. I , Earlj SetUen of, 87. 
Books , & c . , noticed— 

Adams's Addrt- n at opening Town Uall, Brain- 
tree, 270. 

Albany, Munsell's Annals of, 867. 

Architecture, New England, Address on, 81. 

Arnold's Kxpedltion to Quebec, Melfin's Jour- 
nal of, 177 

Arthur's Surnames, 82. 

Atwater Oenealogi(»d Register, 176. 

Bond Family, Isle of Purbeck, Kng., Pedigree 
of, 179. 

Bowditch's Suffolk bumames, 82. 

Bowditch's Address on the Death of Dr. James 
Deane, 178 

Cambridgeport and East Oambrldge, Juvenile 
History of, 180. 

Cleaveland's Bi-Centennial Address at Topi- 
fleld, 268. 

Congregational Quarterly, 175. 

ConsKrratory Journal, 271. 

Coolidge and Mansfield's History of New 
England. Vol. I., 270. 

Crosby's Obituary Notices, 176 

Dawson's Battles of the United States, by Sea 
and Land, 81, 306. 

De Berdt, Esther, Life of, 83. 

Dixon's Surnames, 82 

Bldrldge's Sermon at Funeral of Martin Rock- 
well, 269. 

Essex Institute, Historical Collections of. Vol. 
I., No 1, 271. 

Freeman's History of Oape Cod, 84, 180. 

Hiirs Memoir of Ker. Ebenezer IlilK 88. 

Hooker, Ker. Thomas of Hartford, Letter 
from, 271. 

Kildare, Earls of, and their Ancestors, 80. 

Lake Erie. 4oth Annirersary of, 179. 

Lamson's Sermon, 40th AnniTersary, Ded- 
bam, 177. 

Lererlng Family, by Jones, 81 . 

Lowell, Origin of, by Appleton, 81. 

Lyeenm Hall, Dedication, PrOTidenoe, R. I., 271. 

Lyon's New Hampshire Register, 88. 

Books, &c., noticed — 

Maine, Ancient Dominions in, by Sewall, 270. 

Makepeace Geneslogy. 269. 

Mason, N. H., Hill's History of, 88. 

Mass. His. Society, Proceedings of, 266. 

New York City Corporation for 1869, Valen- 
tine's Manual of, 867. 

Norton. Clark's History of, 367. 

Ogle Co , 111 , Boss's Sketches of Hist, of, 368. 

Paine Family liegijUer, 190. 

Perry's Sketch of Church Miss. Ass., Bfass., 177. 

Pickering. Defence of, Hgainft Bancroft's His- 
tory, 307. 

Rhode Inland, Onsus of. 179. 

Richardson's Historical Magazine, 84. 

RobbiDs's 25th Annir. Sermon, Boston, 178. 

Robinson. Kct Wm.. Memoir of, 175. 

Sargent Familv, 82. 

Steel Family, 176. 

Thayer'f* Valedictory Discourse, Fererly, 178. 

I'honipson Families', Memorials of, 269. 

Thornton's Lires oi' Heath, Bowles and Eliot, 

Thornton's First Uncords of American Coloni- 
zation, 269. 

Trunibuirs Public Records of Connecticut, 806. 

Washington's Dfirr, 177. 

Waterbury, Ct, Ui^Utty of, by Bronson, 84. 

Waterman's Sketches of Members of St. An- 
drew's Koyal Ar(*h Chapter, Boston, 368. 

Willard Memoir, 78. 

Willard's Half Century Dis., Deerfleld. 178. 

Wrentham, Eng., Hist of Cong. Ch. in, 78. 
Boston, Lamps in. (1778,) 183. 

Ministers. (1774,) Verses about, 181, 189. 

Records, 218. 

Second Free Grammar School in. 260. 

West Church, Ordination at, 258. 
Boutelle's Family Ref^isters, 188. 
Brastow Genealogy, 249. 
Hright Family, 97. 
Brom field, Thomas, Notices of, 814. 
Brownist?, falsely ho called, Petition of, 2Sd. 
Burial Ground Insoriptiohs, Stonington, Ct, 28. 
Burke. Sir John Bernard, Memoir of, 8. 
Callicoes, Society of, GO. 

Capen, Jona., Guard, to Punkapang Indians, 268. 
Christ Church Bells, Boeton, 7t . 
Church Keconls, Danvers, 55. 

Farmington, 57. 

French Protestant, in Boeton, 815. 
Clatke, widow of John, 189. 
(?lothing, (1776.) Recei')t for, 199. 
Coffin, Sir Isaac's birthplace, 204. 
Connecticut Currency in 1704, 212: Colony, PubUe 

Records of, 366. 
Danyers Church Records, 56. 
Deed of Capt. John Summerset. 866. 
De Mont's s^ettlement, supposed relic of, 160. 
Deposition of John Bird, of Dorchester, 842; of 
Simon Bradstreet, 208 ; of Mrs. Mary Osgood, 272. 
Denison, George, Will of, 1688, 78-77 
Dexter, Rer. Samuel, Extracts from Diary of, 806. 
Diary of Rev. Jona. Pierpont, Extracts from, 266; 

of Rev. Sam. Dexter of Dedham, Ex. Crom, 805. 
Dorchester Meeting House raised, 69. 
Double Dating, curious, 189. 
East Haddam, Ct. Records, 126. 
Eliot School, Boeton, 261. 
EmboweUing in 1741, 86. 
Errata, 96, 192, 878. 


Oefi&ral Index. 

Vumhigton. Ohuroh Records of. 67. 
ftony, Mr. Cut's, Newbuzy sidej 284. 
Fessendon. Rot. BenJ., Bxtnots ftom his MS., 80. 
Forts Hsilnz and Western, nsmioc of, 174. 
Osllap, Cspt. Ssmoers compeay, 188. 
Gfty, John, Shsron, Ct., Exts. firom kt book of, 168. 
Oenealogie*, Americmn, List of, 6. 
Qeoeelf^s, Pedigrees, &.C.— 

Belknap. 17. Lake, 116. 

Brastow, 219 Man or Mann, 825, 864. 

Chadboome, 339. Miner, 161. 

Chute or Chewte, 128. Norton, 8;i5. 

Ererett, 284. Osgood, 117, 200. 

Fuller. 851. Pepperrell, 188. 

Grffln, 108. Rogers. 61. 

Hall, 15. Swett, 272 

Uastings, 134. Rymmes, 135. 

Hinckley, 206. Thatcher, 245 

Jones, 84. Tileston. 121. 

Kingohnry, 157. 
Genealogies proposed— Bliss, 190; Brewster, 190; 
ChampUn, 288; Coffin, 288; Essex County Fami- 
lies, 190; Giles, 189; Patch, 188; Perkins, 190; 
Phllbrick and Phiibrook, 877: Rkhmond, 877; 
etirift,188; Walker, 877; published, Munsell,S77. 
Gilbert, Sir ITnnirhrey-s Last Letters, 107. 
Gleanings, 112, 189. 301. 
Gookin's History of New England, 847. 
Graduates of Har. CoU., Class 1720, Notices of, 8U5 

Sibley's proposed Biopaphy of, 96. 
Green, John, Notice of, 4i. 
Griffin Family, 108. 
Gun Curriage, Dr. Clap-s, 878. 
Hackney Coach in Boston, 1712, 107 
HaU Family, 15 

Hampton. Conn . Pastors of, 169 
Hampshire County, M Hilary Defences in, 21. 
Handkerchief, Querr about. 2 
Hartford Kecordu, 48, 141, 289. 348. 
Hanrard College, Graduates, 1720, 806. 
Hastings Family of I'ennsylrAia, 184 
Heraldxy in America, 1G5, 808. 
Hilton. Charles, Bond of. 196. 
Hinckley Family. 906, 877. 

Historical Collect hns, proposed, of Connecticut. 188. 
Indian Claims, Nantucket, 812. 
Indians, Punkapaug, adTertSsementeoneeming, 268- 

Westoes, suppored remnant of the I'equods, 299. 

SaTsnnas. »up. rem. of the Narragansetts, 800. 
TnsQriptions. Burial Ground, 191, 265. 
Johnson, Francis, Deposition of, in 1068, 170. 
Jordan, Rev Itobert, Notlee of, 221. 
Khagsbury Family, 1<'>7. 
Lamps in Uoston, (1778,) 188. 
Lecluuere Family. 802 
Le M-rrier, Rev. Andrew, Memoir of, 816; Portrait 

of. 328. 
liSttersfrim Banket. LjAia, 116. 

Deaoe, Thomas, %^t . 

(;ookin. Daniel, 849 

Hancork, John, 828. 

liOrd, ReT. Joseph, 299. 

Partridge. Pamuel. 888 

I'epper Hannah and Mary, 298. 

Pepperrell, William. 298. 

Preble, den Jede<iiah. 206. 

Quincy. Edmund. 231. 

Saltonstali. Hon. Nathaniel, 804 

Turner, Robert, to Wm. Penn, 1686, 228 
Letter Book of William liiU, Extraeta firom, 829. 
Longerttr, 88, 140. 284. 

Of the New Knglnnd Guards, 864 
Maine Documents, Cat. of in Bnglish archlTes, 262. 

Witchcraft in, 1^ 

Biblfcieraphy of. 284. 

Purrhase^s l*atent uf Lands in, 308. 
Maiden, Births, Marriages and Deaths, 70. 
Marston. Benjunln, Notice of. 824. 
Masonic Sign, life sared by giving it, 42. 

Uistcnry of New England, propose d , 2R4. 
MaMaehusettM Muster Rolls. (1812,) 190. 
McKlnstrr Alemoirs, 80. 
Medfleld Memorial, 816. 
Memoirs and Notices of— 

Burke, Sir John Bernard, 8. 

Memoirs and Notices of— 

Le Mercier, Rev. Andrew, 816. 
Prince's Subscribers, 35, 186, 246. 
Pynchon, William, 289, 877 
Military Defences in Hampshire Connhr, 21- 
Ministers, Boston. (1774.) veraUed, 181, 189. 
»iitcheil Family Births, 124. 
Nantucket Records, Extracts from, 811; Whale 

Fishery, 811 ; Indian Claims, 812. 
New Amsterdam, Map of, 188, 868. 
New England Guards, Longevity of, 864. 
New England Historic-Gen. So., Officers of, 192,286. 
New Haven and Uartfbrd, 220 years ago, 188. 
New Plymouth Records, 376. 
Newnpapers preserved in British Museum, 29. 
Norton Family, 225- 
ObitUHries. ^ee Qdastxilt Obttdauxs. 
Odgood Family, 117, 200; Mrs. Mary, dep. of, 272. 
OksoII, Margaret Fuller, Notice of, 856. 
Parsons's Speech, 171. 
Parsons Family, Querv about, 189. 
Payments for the lU'ginter, 95, 191, 288, 378. 
Pedigrees. See Gkmalogub. 
Pepperrell Family, 138. 
Petitions— Townfiliip, No. 4,(Char)estown, N. H) 

Brownists, falsely so called in 1692, 259. 
Philadelphia, Bell in the State Houw at, 77. 
Plerpont, Rev. Jona., Extracts fWim Diuy of, 255. 
Plymouth Burial Hill Inpcriptions, proposed, 190. 
Point Shirley. Origin of the Name, 111. 
Portraits— Bright, Thomw,97; Pynchon,Wm.,289. 
Pownall Fort, and Brigadier Waldo, 167. 
Publishing Committee, Address of, 1. 
Puritans, New UiRtorv of, proposed, 284. 
Quarterly Obituaries,' 85, 181. 278, 869. « 

Quebec, Centennial Celebration of Capture of, 878. 
Records, Pynchon Book of, 291. 
Reninifcences of La Fayette, Eustis, Brooks and 

others, 99. 
Rhode Island Regist'lon Rep-, 190; Records of, 876. 
Kobinson, Rev. John, of Leyden, Notice of, 841. 
Rogers Family, 61 ; Rev. Kiekiel, Notice of, 318. 
iiablea. Isle of, 316, 318, 822. 
Savoy, London, rame Account of the. 206. 
Scammon Family, Gleanings concerning, 189. 
School. Boston, Second Free Grammar in, 260. 
Shrewsbury, Notice of tbe Town of, 29C'. 
Slave Mercury. Sale of. 204. 
SpelUng. Irregular, 238. 
Spinster, 284 
Springfield. Historical Colleetions relative to, 187; 

Articles of Agreement by Inhab'ti of in 1686, 29ri. 
Stonington, Ct., Insrrip'ns flmm Burial Ground, *i^. 
t^torm, yreat one of 1721, Noticed, 810. 
Stoves, Clarke's, In 1652, 16. 
Subscribers to Prince's Chronolegy, 86, 186, 246. 
Sudbury, Mass . Original Proprietors of, 261 
Summerset, or Somerset, Cant. John, deed of, 865. 
Sumner's Reminiscence^ of La Fayette, fcc. 90. 
^ymmefl Family, 185; Rev. Zecharlah, Lines on 

the Death of. 907. 
Taunton, Marriages In, 251. 
Town* — Townahip, No. 4 

East Raddam, tt , 19, 126, 189, 288. 
Town Historiefi. proposed— Gardiner, 188; Giieiid, 

288; Gloucestrr. 188; IlaverhiU, 288; Leicester, 

188; 31ontpelier. Vt . 288; T^ple. N. H., 877; 

Windham, Ct., 877; Windror, Ct., 188. 
Town Hist9rieB. in progress— Doreheetsr, 288; 

Newburgh. 283. 
Umbrellas, Manufncturi* of in New England, 266. 
Uncas Joshua, Will of. 235. 
Walertown Chunh AfTnirs, 1712, 112. 
Wella, Ma.. Depn dations in, 238. 
Wethersfleld. Ct . Settlers of, 801. 
Whale Fisher?-, Nantucket, 311. 
Whiton Family Births 116. 
Wills, Suffolk, 9, 149, 831. 
Denison, George, 78. 
Tyler, Nathaniel. 38. 
Uncas, Joshua, 23o. 
Windham, Ct., Items, 222. 
Witchcraft, In Maine, 198; Flril Case In N 

England, 194; Hale's Work oo, 198. 
Zeller FamUy, 170. 



Vol. XIII. JANUARY, 1869. No. 1. 


The Publishing Committee having made an arrangement by which the 
care of conducting this magazine devolves upon its members, would take 
this opportunity to indicate the past results of the publication, and an* 
nouoce the plan of its future issue. Our readers will hardly need to be 
informed that the Register has no predecessor or rival. As no similar 
magazine in this country has ever been able to reach a fourth volume, 
we may well call your attention to the cause of the vitality of this work» 
We shall at once attribute its continuance and success principally to the 
efforts of Samuel 6. Drake, Esq., the President of the New England 
Historical aad Genealogical Society ; for, notwithstanding the Society 
inaugurated the Register and still maintains it as its organ, it must be 
conceded that the individual in this case has done more than the association. 
Mr. Drake has been the publisher and editor nearly every year since the 
commencement, and, though aided by a publishing committee, on him has 
rested the care and responsibility of the work. To him are due the eam-^ 
est thanks of every genealogist in the country. We mlike this acknowl- 
ment since he has ceased to have control of the Register, owing to his 
absence abroad, and it would be a false delicacy on the part of his 
friends to hesitate to say officially what has so !ong been repeated by 
every reader of these pages acquainted with all the facts. 

To the continuance and influence of the Register we may ascribe the 
success of the Society, and to both, that prevalence of a taste for gene* 
alogy among us, which has become so noticeable a fact. Nor has this 
influence been confined to our Society or State ; and we may not unfairly 
trace a portion at least of the great and increasing appreciation in Eng-> 
land of the value of the study of genealogy » to the inquiries made by 
Americans desirous of tracing their ancestry. We are happy to note the 
continued accessions of fellow-laborers, and to find that New England is 
not behind any other section of our country m the points which make a 
good genealogy. 

A Problem for Antiquaries. 

With ihe liope of 
the Regit 

rculalion and a widely-spread support, 
! thirteenth year. The plan Tor its manage- 
slight departure Trom ihe course hitherto pursued. 
One or its leading features will be, as before, ihe publication of geoeal- 
ogieg. The familieH thua recorded are not intended to bo entirely of 
New England origin. We shall be hoppy to receive and publish iho 
records uf families from any part of the Union. The only limit will be 
that we cannot agree to publish more than four generations of any fam- 
ily, excepting occasionally continuing branches in a single line of descent. 
We must also exercise the privilege of selecting those that are best com- 
piled and ilie most interesting. We also desire to publish valuable his- 
torical manuscripts, especially such as relate to the early settlementH 
and settlers of this country. The objects of the Society and of this 
magazine are by no means exclusively confined to genealogy, and any 
historical communications to either will receive a due attention. 

The subjects of American Bibliography and Heraldry we trust will be 
well represented on our pages, and we doubt not the results will be useful 
and interesting to uur readers. The " Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers" 
will be regularly continued, as also the Records and Wills to which so 
much space has been heretofore given. 

We would advise our cotitrihiitors that though rnany commutiicalioDS 
«rc excluded from this magazine owing to our limited space, yet they are 
always transferred to the archives of the Society, there to be preserved. 
We therefore solicit copies of epitaphs, town and parish records, and 
family registers, In full assurance that these documents will be placed 
where they will be of service. 

We have but to add in conclusion, that we hope our failures to attain 
ibe standard we have proposed will be leniently viewed, and that those 
who are interested in the subjects discussed in the Register will cordially 
cooperate with us, and extend its influence in every way in their power. 


Mn. Editob: — Ala meeting of the "Taunton North Purchase," May 
27, 1729, it was 

" Voted that the handkercheife, which was the Return of the monrty 
which was sent lo England, should be sold, and that Mr. Ephraim How- 
ard should be paid two pounds & Eight shillings and Left James Leonard 
to be paid sixteen shillings, & Mr. Edward Shove to he paid sixteen shil- 
lings out of the money that said Ilandkercheife should be sold for, and 
that the Rest of said money should he Lett out to Interest for the use of 
said proprietors." 

It seems from the Records that this " Hondkercheife" was sold for some* 
thing more than four pounds. Can you or any of your rcadera explaia 
to us what is meant by the "' Haadkercheife" here alluded to.' 

G. F. C. 

[660.] Memoir of Sir John Hernard Burke. 

ICommuDicalcd bj Bev. Wjlujik Ttlek, of Pavtacket.) 
[The following just Iributc lolhe eminent lilcrary repolationand heraldic 
' ning of Sir Hernard Burke, Ulsier King of Arms ul Dublin, is lakea 
1 the Irish Literary Gazette of Nov. H, 1857. Il seems lo me wor- 
of a place in the Register.^ 

I* Ireland, among other marks of adrancing prosperity, has evinced, of 
', increased inlcrest in ihose subjects ever fostered by the well-to-do 
I the wealthy — family hialory, genealogy, and their genilc and moat 

ItfKruI ally, the science of heraldry. Books on these topics are now fre- 
"^ mtly published, even on tliia side of the channel, and experience wide 
nd circulation; while the endeovors of ihe Irish government lo 
ameliorate ihe arrangement of nnd access lo the records, public and do- 
mestic, have been everywhere encouraged, and have given general satis- 
fuclion. Love of race and pride of birih have been through all ages the 
characteristics of our people, and traditions of family worth and fame 
have always been cherished amongst us ; yet, owing no doubt to bygone 
times of almost continual feud, disturbance and distraction, all our monu- 
ments, orchives, and legal memorials of titles, descent and pedigree have 
been sadly mislaid, scattered or utterly neglected. Ireland, in her present 
peaceful change, feels every day more and more keenly the vast detriment 
of lliis fatal carelessness ; and great is the public anxiety to repair the 
past, and lo amend the future, The task is not a light one, and the coun- 
try raoy deem itself fortuniUe in having, at such a moment, the heraldic 
and genealogical office of Ulster King of Arms, and the importanl keep- 
ership of the Birmingham Tower Records, filled by one wiiose ability, 
industry, nnd indomitable perseverance have already done much, and will, 
doubtless, do a vast deal more to establish in its fairest and truest light, 
ihe family and general historic past of Ireland. The Ulster, Sir Bernard 
Burke, is do ordinary man, as the folio-wing brief, unvarnished narrative 
of his career will amply show. 

The scion of a higldy respectable Irish family, (his grandfather was an 
acl^e magistrate for two counties,) which claims descent (what Burke's 
family does not?) from the great De Burgho house of Clanricarde. Sir Ber- 
nard Burke was born in London, and in London spent the greater part of 
his life until his appointment here. After an early education at one or 
two eminent English schools, he became a scholar of that old university 
or college of Caen in Normandy, which was founded, like Eton, by 
Henry VI,, and which, of late years, has been trunformed into a grand 
Imperial Lveee, one of the best in France. There his success was 
marked, as he obtained the first of mathematics, also prizes in X^lin 
verses, Greek Thesis, and History, and sundry other honors for conduct 
and application. Returning to London he found, just established by his 
father — a gentleman of high literary merit and reputation — aided by the 
powerful cooperation of the great publisher, the late Henry Colburn, that 
book since so famous, " The Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage," 
Sir Bernard had, though then very young, allied himself already with 
ardent liking to the study of history, and genealogy, and he tendered his 
aniBtance to the undertaking as a labor of love. He was the life spring 


4 Memoir of Sir John Bernard Burke. [Jan. 

of the book ever after. Under Ilia helping auiliorship appeared also ati- 
other moat popular and succeasful work, "■ The Hialory of ihe Landed 
Grntry," Evenluolly, in consequeace of his father's illoeas and dealh, 
the whole toil of these and other genealogical pruiluciioiia fell solely oti 
Sir Bernard, and he strenuously persevered in his course. He cooiinuGd, 
in addition to editing the " Peerage," and " Landed Gentry," lo bring out 
volume after volume on genealogical and heraldic subjects, each one of 
which has had its share of public favor. The mere list of these works 
are loo numerous lo be given In full ; the very wriliug ihey entailed has 
been unsurpassed by any other author of the present day. Among Sir 
Bernard's principal publications, besides the " Peerage" and " Landed 
Gentry" (which he atill ably and successfully edits,) may be menlioned 
"The Knightage," "The Historic Lands of England," "The General 
Armory," "The Royal Familiesof England, Scotland and Wales," "The 
Visitflilon of Seats," "Royal Descents and Pedigrees of Founders Kin;" 
and then his tighter and charming " Fannily Romance," '* Romantic Rec- 
ords," and "Romance of the Aristocracy," which have gone through 
various editions : add to these " The Patrician," n magazine in six vol- 
umes, and " The Si. James' Magazine," in two volumes — periodicals which 
he mainly conducted — and an idea may be formed of the gigantic literary 
labor our Ulster King has undergone. Sir Bernard was called to ihe 
English Bar, but declined all practice, beyond advising in matters of 
peerage and pedigree; and in that department, long before his oilicial 
appoiniment, his business was extensive. It was, therefore, greatly lo the 
public satisfaction, that on the demise of Sir William Belham, the late 
Ulster King of Arms, in the autumn of 1853, it was announced, that the 
then Lord Lieutenant, ihe Earl of St. Germans, over mindful of the pub- 
lic good, had appointed so able a genealogist and herald his successor. 
Sir Bernard Burke become Ulster King of Arms in November, 1853, and 
received his knighthood in the following spring. The cessation soon after 
of a sinecure appointment enabled the government to entrust lo his sole 
care the Records of the Birmingham Tower. What he has there efiecled 
would astonish any one who, like ourselves, knew the place before his 
time, and see it now. He found the tower a chaos — records piled or 
rather pitched in masses, one upon another, and hidden in the dust and dirt 
of ages. A day, at least, and one of no small drudgery, used to be 
requisite to get any particular document, and frequently the seacher, 
overwhelmed and almost sulfociLled, and covered with dust, gave up the 
task in despair. Now the contrast is most striking. The whole lower is 
a mode! of neatness and arrangement from turret to foundation stone. 
Every record has its allotted place, and may be handed lo ihe inquirer 
on the instant ; and the lawyer, the antiquary, and the genealogist meet 
with no delay whatsoever in reaching the objects of iheir search. This 
Birmingham Tower, independently of its historic recollections as the 
prison house of many a gallant Irish chief, deserves really, from its pres- 
ent perfecl elegance and order, ihe stranger's inspection as much as 
many other public sights in Dublin. 

Master of his art as he is. Sir Bernord Burke bos further qualifications 
which peculiarly fit him for his office. His easy and naturally courier- 
like bearing and courtier-like manners enable him to fulfi) with special 
dignity and grace the duties which devolve upon him as knighl attendant 
on the order of St, Patrick, and as director in some measure of many of 
our poblic ceremonials. The receni gorgeous inslallationa of the Knights 


Memoir of Sir John Bernard Burke. 



Patrick, and the splendid proclamation of ihe pence, far surpaaaing 
that in London, are due to the taste and feeling of tlie present universally 
respected Viceroy, and lie had for the occasion an admirable executive 
officer in Sir Bernard Burke. Anolher virlue the Ulster possesses, and 
an imporlanl one it is, in the discharge of his non-political functions — 
nnmely, his total and utter freedom from all parly bias. The family lo 
which he belongs, one of the old, higher Whig school, has been always 

imarknbic for its political moderation ; but lo the Ulster himself, politic* 
ightly distasteful, and he never by any chance meddles or takes 

iri by wotxj or deed in them — a disposition invaluable in a public officer, 
especially when within the range of such an over-heated politi- 
cal atmosphere as ours, where few can escape the contagion, or steer 
denr of the jarring elements of parly. His urbanity, thorough kindness, 
genuine good nature, and lively disposition, give u charm to his society, 
snd make him deservedly popular with all. Sir Bernard is a young man 
still, and he looks even younger than he is. At first aspect of a "savant" 
BO juvenile, and of manner so buoyant, it is hard lo imagine oneself in 
the presence of a lawyer-genalogist about the most learned and experi- 
enced in ihe realm. Indeed, the atory goes, that on more than one occa- 
sion, the visitor has, when seeing Sir Bernard in his siudy, hesitated in 
evident expecialion that some elder and graver impersonation of Ihe 
Ulster King of Arms would come in. • • • 

Such is Sir Bernard Burke, who, allhough he happened to have been 
born in London, we claim, on the score of his Irish parents, as a distin- 
guished son of our old land of liiernlure and song, restored to us, after 
a useful and brilliant career in the sister coimiry; and we have no doubt, 
under his accomplished direction, heraldry and genealogy, and the results 
they lead to, family respect and family reciiindo, will flourish right pleas- 
antly and properly amongst us. Names, titles, arms, orders — all the 
iislinciions in fine of the herald — are, as incentives lo virtue and valor, 
id things in themselves, and of infinite use and aid to the common 
Their abuse alone is dangerous, and that need not be feared when 
e, to guard against it, an officini as acute, energetic, honeal, and 
*nidite 88 Sir Bernard Burke. May ihe char[^ he always confided lo 
similar good keeping, for, it is, even more than people think, a charge of 
imminent importance. The nobility of Ireland is said lo be the moat an- 
cient in the world, and the Irish may be well proud and jealous of their 
rank and dignities, for they have more frequently perhaps than any other 
p«op1e achieved them by brilliant merit, civil or military. We will no! 
apeak here of the ancient glory of Ireland as a nation, nor of the suc- 
ceeding period when her sons, alas! turned their weapons against each 
other, but of modern times in which one fact is historiciilly true ; there 
is scarce a battle field recorded in British annols, upon wliich some Irish- 
man has not carved out, with his own victorious sword, honors that have 
passed to his descendants from himself. 

[Sir Bernard Burke's only brother ia Peter Burke, Esq., one of Her 
Majesty's Counsel for ihe Co. Palatine of Lancaster, Author of a Life of 
Edmund Burke, and of various Legal works, especially on the law of 

C. H. O'N. 

B American Genealogies. [Jan. 


[Bt W. H. Wbitmohe.1 

Tn Vol. II, pp. ■354-C. I gave a list of AniericoD GeDealagiea. The folloving 

table conlaina tlioae since published or exsniitied by n 

W. H. W. 

7- OcMnoiich, 

Id ft Anrj, 


I OiMM, S.B, H. W. Duli™ & Sbb, 

I •UiU, D.hor PBr.on«, dD. iO. 

HuDlIniton, Su UudUdiIod, Uelciirft Co. Cuibrldgi, 

! •Ktilogt, II. W. DnUoD • Sm, B«u>d, 

r. n. irhiimr 


T U>ll, 

) Rockvoml, 

i Swin, 

B. K. Whipple ft Ci 

Nio Tuck, 

149 mjUrd, 

n. IT DattoD ft Bon, 

PhllHpi, BuniHUii AC 

m Eha H. B. tlUI. ud Oid. 

TlrglnU (?| 

J Wlllitd. 

• FkpriuUd rrom Eha N, B. tllil. unl Ocd, RtgtiUr, 
Note. — The Greone Fomily and Ibe Allied Fninilies of Vinton are contained 
in the Vinlon Family, snd were printed from the same forma, a prefnce being ad- 
ded to each. The Sum and WnCklnB GcnealogieH I am well assored are in 
print, though 1 have not been able to obtain a copy of either 


33. Deacendants of severnl Ancient Puritans, (Adnma. Butlaid, Holbrook, San- 

ger, Wood, Grout, Goulding, and T witcheil,) by Abner Morse. H. W. Dui- 
tOD Sl Sod. Boston: 1857. pp. '-iSS, 

34. Adventures of a Puritan Family, (Seara Family,} by E. H. Seara. Crosby, 

Nichols Ji Co. Boston: 18.57. pp. a'(7 and 90. 
25. Menioi™ of a Huguenot Family. [Fontaine Genealogy,) by Miss Ann Maury. 

G. P. Putnam & Co. New York: 1853. pp.512. 
36. Dedication of Plummer Hall, and Memoir of the White Family. Salem. 

Ives &, Peaae. \858. pp <J7. 
27. Genenloffical Skclchea of the Knrly Settlers of West Simabury, now Conlon, 

Conn., by Rev. J. Burt Hartford. Case. Tiffany &. Co. lysti. pp.151. 
• 28. Funeral Sermon on Uartin Ro«l(»ell, with a Genealogy of the Rockwell 

Family, by Rev. J. Eldridgc New Haven. B. U Hamlen. leSS. 
39. Funeral Sermon on Mra. Susanna Park Chanipney, with a Genealogical No- 
lice of the Champney and Park Faimlies, by Rev. F. A. Whitney. Boston. 

Crtiaby, Nichols Sl Co. 185.1. 
NoTi.— The Pajre Blapanine (No. I") has reached six numbers. The Shel- 
don (No. 18] has reached four parts, 

24 Dexter Familv. By S. C. Newman. Providence: 1857. 
35 Turner Family. 

Petition for Protection oj Township No. 4. 


[CommuDLcaied bj Jahks Lawbbhci! Bab8.] 
[The document of which ihe following is a copy, is in my possession. 
The chirography is somewhat obscure ^ but wherever the least douhl 
Mists, as to a correct deciphering, I imve Rffixed an interrogoiion mark. 
Believing this waif of the olden time of sufRcient hisiorical and genenlogi- 
eal inleresl to merit a place in the Register, it is reapecifully subtnilied.] 
To hia Excelancy and ihe whol Court — the petition of us, the subscri- 
bers, humbly ahoweth, that dwelling near the frontiers of this Province 
^nd being hariely Consumed for the Interest of it as being members of 

same and perlickelorly that of the nnosl Exterior Inland fronteers, we 

not but attempt a modest Representation of c 
_lxcelancey and lionnors, as followeth. — We humbly i 
lie for the Good of the Province in General as well as the fronleers in 
panickler that ihe Tounship called No. 4 on Conniciicui River with Ihe 
Asshnweletts &x should be protected ii apprehend the Inhabitance to have 
ben a grnle safegard to all that Lye near the sentcr of ihc provincu, as 
an urgueraent of which we might aledg the Repcled skirmagcs those 
Inhnbiiance have had with the Indian Enemy who in all prowebilely 
would have infected the Interior Parts and Consequently would have ben 
Much more exlencively mlBcheveiia had ihey not ben prevented by such 
a barrer, apprehending Lickewise that these places, if defended, may be 
of Singuler sarvia to such volinteers on there Return as muy be sent 
against the Enemy and that it cannot commode the publick to give ihe 
Enemy such a wide extent of Land unsettled as Lys within these Places, 
and the we must express our loall graieiude for the paternall care of the 
Goverment in allowing supplys of Soulders to the towns to which many 
of us belong yet we can't but think il would have ben as conducive to the 
Generol save fly, as well as the welth of the Province to have placed 
ihem nearer the Enemies Cuntrey, for which Rcson we shall for the 
fuier Readily submilt to there Removcfull to these Exterior Places even 
tho' it should not sarve our own priveit defence and advantage — for these 
the pitefall surcamstances of these poore inhabit- 
your Excelanc«y and honnors to Protect there 
'i a gracious answer to our proyer 
ibmiit and your petiaioners will ever 


ance we humbly Ii 

strong and Coslley Garison: 

sutabie obediance we will allwayf 

pray &c. December 31, 1746 

Lancastkr. — Nathaniel Wymi 
John Wilder; Jewett Kilborn ; 
Hez: Whiicomb ; Daniel Je> 

Joseph While; Asale(>} Phelps j 
:nehas Willard ; Assa Whitcombi 
Tho*. Sawyer; Caleb Wilder; John 

Snow ; Julin Hoslen [?] ; James Houghton ; Edward Plielps ; Ebez; Be- 
mond; Jona' Osgood ; Sam" Sawyer ; Benj' Houghton; Jacob Fowl; 
Abijnh Wyman; Eph: Wilder ; Josinh White; John Bennett; Hocker 
Osgood Jr; Joseph Usgodd ; Eph". Wilder Jr; Daniel Osgood; Eph" 
Sawyer; Joseph Bennett; Benj" Houghton; Ezra Snwyer ; Ruben 
Rugg ; Jonn'. Pow(e)ra ; Jona'. Wilder ; Aaron Dresser ; Menassa Dinel ; 
Sam" Carter; Jeremiah Hrtskel; Andrew Wilder; Zaccarey Boynion ; 
Phin' Bemond ; Ephraim Roper ; James Ross ; John Whelock ; Henerey 
Haskill ; Mnlhew Clark; Stanton Prentice; Isrell Houghton; Joseph 
Whiicomb ; Jona' Kendall ; Joaiah Ballard ; Nathaniel Sawyer ; Shew- 
, bell Baley; Edwat^ Robins; Assa Richardson; Tbu' Burpee ; John 

Crosbee; Eben'. Bubs; Daniel Wilder; Nathaniel While; Eben" 

Leominster.— Jona'. White; Joseph Whelock; Tho'. Wilder; Tho". 
Hougl.ion; Garnor Wilder ; Jona'. Willaon ; Beiij' Whiicomb ; Jonnihan 
Cnrler; Jarnea Butler; Na'Carier; Tho'. Debuenporl; Will" Dinel ; 
Joseph Beman! Ab(i)jah Smith i Nathan Smith; Tho". White ; Pbillop 
Sweizer; Ebe'. Foley ; Jona'. Johnson ; Ruben Gni(c)s; Stephen F 
Simon Butler; John Phelps; Joslah White. 

LoN&nBDBG. — Jonathan Hubbafd ; Thomas Prenlice ; Jonathan Brad, 
street; Benj' Goodridge ; Saniucll Johnson; John Haywood ; JohnGroul 
W" Daves [or Downs] ; Sam. Reed ; Benj* Foster; Jacob Stiles ; Sam- 
uellCumings; Thomas Carter ; David Chaplin; Thomas Brown; Jere. 
miah Norcross; Josiah Bayley(r) ; Sam. Bradstreet ; Jonathan Bradsireet ; 
Ezekiel Wyman ; .lohn Gipson ; Joshua Goodridge ; Benj' Coney; David 
Carlile; Mosea Mitchel; Nath. Page ; Jacob Warren; Phillip Good. 
ridge; Eleazer Houghton ; Jonathan Willard Jr; Joseph Fuller; James 
Kimbal; Wm. Haderson{?); Zachariah Whitney ; Joseph Holl; Nathan- 
iel Hastings; Patrick While ; Chnrl(e)8 White ; Sam" Page ; Nathaniel 
Harwood; Jonathan Hubbard Jr ; Jonathan Wood ; Ebenezer Tarbell 
John Jeneson ; Aaron Brown ; Jonathan Whitney j James Reed ; Join 
Scoit ; Reuben Dodge ; Francis Butrick ; John While ; David Holl ; Eph^ 
raim Weiherhee ; Isaac Gibson ; Jamca Hilch ; Abraham Sanderson ; Hez 
ekiah Wetherbee ; W™ Canadee ; Thomas Morrison ; Robert Smith ; Join 
Smith ; W" Smith ; Daniel Asleen ; Thomas Dution ; Isaac Foster , 
Joseph Goodridge; W" Stewart ; John Gipson; Josiah Dodge ; Josiah 
Dodge Jr; Eli Dodge; Jonathan Pearce ; Abell Plaits ; Thomas Little 
JohnMarlain; John Divul ; John Mansfield; Sam" Davill(?) ; Ephrain 
Whitney; Jacob Gould; H{a)rington Gibson; Benj'Ganey; Moses Gould 

Geoton. — John Gilson ; Thonnas L.iurence ; Aaron Woods ; Fruncii 
Harris ; Jonathan Holden ; Abraham Moors ; Shadrick Whitney ; Phine- 
has WniRhl; Joseph Stone; W" Bennit ; Seth Walker; Isaac Holden; 
Henry Farwell ; Isaac Green ; Benj* Chase ; Benj* Stone ; Nalhan Hub- 
bard ; Simon Pearce ; Sam. Nichols ; John Pratt ; John Page ; W" Tar- 
boll ; Zera Famswotth ; W" Parker ; Jonas Varnum ; James Lakin ; Sam. 
Tarbell ; Benj' Bancrof t ; Benj" Lawrence ; Jonalhan Shedick, [probably 
intended for JonathTi^haltuck] ; Peter Hubbard ; W" Simonds ; W" La. 
kin; Jabez Kendal; Benj HassGo, [Hazen] ; Ebenezer Nutien, [Nul- 
ling]; Daniel Nullon ; Isaac Phillips; Sam. Bowers; Joseph Parker; 
CiainanifiLliB itisnce . 

TowNSEND. — Daniel Taylor; John ConnanI ; Joseph B-ildwain ; Jacob 
Baldwain; Isaac Spnldin ; James Wilson ; Ebenezer Wyman ; Ephriiim 
Stephen ; Jeremiah Ball ; Joseph Stephen ; W" Fletcher ; Uriah Sarttle ; 
Robert Avery ; John Dutten ; Zachariah Emery ; W" Robbe. 

Hahvahd. — Peter Atherton ; Joseph Hutchings; Joseph Haskill ; James 
Willard ; Sam. Haskill ; Tarbell Willard ; Robert Holland ; Oliver Ath- 
erton ; Henrv Willard ; WFair; Thomas Tunuieyf?}; Lemuel Wil- 
lard; James Goilfret; David Whitney ; Isaac Willard; Joseph Willard. 

Bolton. — Ellas Sawyer ; Nath Wilson ; Elisha Sawyer. 

LisnALL. Boston. — On the 2* Currant Dy'd here. Mr Nathaniel Lin- 
dail, Shop-Kecper, Aged 31 years.— [Paper, Sept. \Qlh, 171L 

Abstracts of Early IVills. 

[Preparal bj Mb. Wiiliam B. Tiusk, of Dordiesler,] 
jConliimed from Vol. Xll., page 346.] 
riMAKKE Hands.— 15lh July 1661. I, Mark Hands, of Boa 

, being in 
s ii elso- 
my dau. 


neahh & bound on a voyage from the Port of Boston to Barbadoc 
where, muke this my Last will. [Debls to be paid.] I piut 
Mehitahetl Hands ihe seuenill p'liculara in a scheaule hereunlo annexed, 
which wns Desyrcd by her Molber, my Deceased wife, to bee gioen her, 
and my will is ihat ihc said p'ticulars aha!) be prized with the rest of ray 
Eslaie. Of my whole Estate I glue one third part unio my dau. Mehila- 
bell, & the other two thirds unto my sonne Jo. Hands, whom I appoint 
my executor. My will is that in Case both my Children Dye before they 
Come to enjoy this my estate and Legacy, (hat my Kinsman Joseph Dill 
shall haue my Dwelling house & Land in Boston ; out of the ualue therof 
the s* Joseph shall paye unto his Mother Abigaill Hanniford, ^50 if she 
be Jhen Liuinge, and unto Samuel Dill and Benjamin Dill £20 apeice, 
and the rest of my Estate lo bee Diuidod amongst my Brothers & Sisters 
Children. If one of my Children dye before he or she come to age my 
will is thai ihe suruiuor shall enjoy my whole estate. I giue the summe 
of £5 towards the Building of a schoole house at the North end of the 
Towne of Boston, to bee paid by my executor, when such a Work slmll 
be began. I glue unto my Louing freinds. Cap' Thomas Clnrke & Mr 
John Winshx £3 apiece to buye each of them a Gold Ringe, the which 
my two Freinds, Clarke and Winslow, I Intreat to bee the Ouerseers of 
my Children & Estate, to be Imployod for the good and well Bringing up, 
& Educating of them in Learning At the Feur of the Lord, And that they 
heir Legacyes, my sonne when he shall be 
my Daughter when she shall be [ ] yeares of 
inditioD, which of them shall Rrsl happen. 
us Markc Hands. 

I WinsloiB, John Baker, William Pearse. 
17 June 1664. M'John Winslow and W~ Pearse deposed. 
Inventory of the estate token by Peter BracktU & Thomas Brattle, 3* 
Nov'. 1605. Anit. £i^3. 03. 04. Signed by Thomas Btatolph, Babba- 
euk G loner. 

M' Tho: Brattle A; M' Peter Braekett deposed to the Inuentory of the 
Estate of y* Late Marke Hammes, deceased, excepting tho particulars in 
the Inuoyce anncxt, which was Lefte in the hands of Mrs Hanniford 6i 
giuen by the Father & Mother. [Then follows an invoice of goods given 
Mehitabell Hands by her deceased Mother, Mary Hands, & Delivered by 
her father Mark Hands for her use "unto my sister Hannyford &; Good- 
wife Biggs, 17"| June 1661," as testifys Stephen Spencer. The certifi- 
cate of Mark Hands and Abigail Hanniford of the same dale is also 
given. Testis, Stephen Spencer. Certified by John Wenshi/.'] 

Thomas Gattlife. — An appraisement of the Estate of Thomas Gatt- 
life,* of Branlrey, deceased, taken by William Saualls, William Vasty, 

* This name is ii\eomctly )fivcn lu Galli/i and GuUhfr, in RcglBter, vol. xii., pige 
tM. On ihc Boaton Becor^* he ii called Gailiat. Sec Reg. xi. p. 333. 
FumcTBBjg — "Gallinc, Thomu, a miller of Brainlroe I6B0, d, IT Hajr, 1663." 

may be putt 
21 yeares of age, & 
age or in Marriage Ci 
In the presei 


Abstracts of Early Wills. 



24th June 1663. Valued at i765. 2^. 4-^. The Eslale debtor to M' Hah- 
akaek Gloiier, M' Symon Lyndt, goodtoife Nilhs, Mrs Bradcotl, Mr Oil- 
iutr, ii others, £1 13. 1 1. 7. Menlions in the ioveniory, lands bought al 
Milton, of goodman Whitt, of goodwifo Nills, of Edward Thotnson, of 
Simon Ray, of goodman Foster, of goodman GoHnt, pe.iae on Nillcs lot, 
wheal on the Faroes land, Indian corne on Griches land, i5£C. toolcs 
desposeii of to Joseph Plumbtey, &c, inc. 

28th of October '63. Prudent GalHefe & Jonathan GaClei/e deposed. 

Whereas Prudent Galleife, Relict of Thomas Galleife, of Braintree, 
deceased, & Jonathan GatUefe, only son to the late Thomas GalUffe Ad- 
ministralrlx uud adminiBlrator to ihe said Estate of the lute Thomas Gal- 
liSe, bringing in an Inuentory of that Eslate which in all amounis lo.£7G5. 
2*-. 4'^. for the setleling whereof to muiuall satisfaction, ihey haueing 
agreed amongst themselues, vizt. the debts of the said Thomas GallifTe 
should bo paid out of the whole Eslale, which is siuen in by the Inuen- 
tory to be ^113. 11. 7. and that the household goods shall remaine 1o the 
said Prudence lo dispose as she sees cause, and that the said Prudence for 
and during hir natural! life for hir owne mentainance and Good Education 
of hir two daulhers. Prudent & Mary Gatliflb, till ihey Come to ihe age of 
SO ycares shall be allowed the fjll half of ihe yearly Rent & benefitT of 
ihe whole remaining estate afler the deduction for debts & Goods, with 
mill house, lands fii Cattle, the alloweing and being at one halfe of the 
Chardge of Repayrea & managing the stock, & that duruing hir Widow- 
hood she shall haue the management thereof, allowing the other halfe of 
ibe yearly benifit &, Rent to ilie e? Jonathan GaillfT, the sons, who, and the 
said Prudent, hir altering hir Condilion, by marrage or Death, shall Enter 
vpon the whole Estate, mil! house, lands, cattle, swine &c. & only during 
hir life, after marriage to allow Prudent his mother in law, for the Ends 
aforesaid, ihe Cleer halfe of the Bents & profitts & that the said Jonathan 
shall pay vnlo his said sisters, ouer and besides the Chardge of their Edu- 
cation, as ahoue, when they altaine the age of 20 yeares, the sunie of 
;f 100 apeece, in English goods, Corne or Cattle for their portions, and 
that for ihe as-aurance thereof, the said mill house and lauds of the late 
Thomas GallifTe, shall & is hereby ingaged & bound ouer to the Court at 
Boston, &o. Allowed & approved of, by the Court, 29>l' of Octf. 1663, 
OR a full Conclusion It, setllomenl of the said Estate ; allowed 30 : 8"°; 

RoRERT Woodward. — Inuontory of the Goods i Chatlels of Robert 
Woodward, dccei.sfd, taken 3^ of March 1653. 

Power of Administration to the Estate, graunied lo Rachell Woodward, 
his wife, in Behalfe of hir self and Children. 

Rochell Woodward deposed 7th March 63. 

An account in given of money disbursed lo Cap' Thomas Sauage, M' 
John Hull, M- Theodore Atkinson, for shingling the house, finishing of a 
New End & building of a Leanelow to it, fiic. &ic. for bringing vp of 
three Children, one from 4 yearea, 5 yeares, & 7 yeares, and scooling, to 
1 lo Read, and Clothing, thai ihe Honered Court ihinlts meet !o 

Raehell Woodward, late wife to Roherl Woodaard, now wife to Thoims 
HoTJeoad, comeing into this Court and Desireing that the Estate of ihe 
late Roliert Woodward might b« deuided, the Eldest sone of the said 
Woodward being of age, and olhers of the Children Drawing ncare lo 

i.] Abslracis of Early Witts. 11 

^ ', the Relicts portion not sett out and an Acount brought in of Debts 
& Expences [aid out by Thomas Harieood to value of ^53, besides keep- 
ing of the 5 Children oF said Woodward seuerall yeares, the Court Judg- 
eth it meet lo Order ihe moiieblea lo bee to salisfie the said Harwood for 
his Expences and layeing oul as aboue, and whereas the house and land 
valued at i^60, is now Judgeth worth X200, this Court doth order ihat the 
8aid Rachel!, the Relict, be allowed to b« at hir dispose the sume of <f 40, 
and that the payeing the Eldest son a double portion out of the Remain- 
der, Si ihe other 4 Children as they Come to age, be paid by their Mother 
their single parts of the remainder Ac make the best of the whole house 
and lands to hir owne vso and beneliltf ihe said Harjuood, or his wife, 
Giueing sudicient securilie for payment of the Childrens portions as they 
grow Due, in good Country pay. Allowed, 3 Nov'. 1663. 

Robert Turneb. — The Last Will and TeslamenI of Robert Tuner, 
taken as bee spake it, 9^ 5"": 1664. I giue lo ray Eldest sonne, Epbraim 
Turner, my new Built house, a part wherof he now Dwellelb in, Ro- 
seruing to my Deare wife one roome lo herselfe During her life time, 
either in the new end or the old, at her Owne choyce. Also unto my 
Sonne, Epkraim, my Garden runnings from the House Downe lo the 
Lane, running upon a srraight Line home to Joh. Topjtins Fence. ! giue 
unto my sonne, John Turner, all the other part of my now Dwelling 
house & the Ground below il, Bounded by M' Coles Fence, the other 
side to bee so lefte as my sonne Ephraim may haue passage by the 
yeard and garden as iliey two may agree, by aduice of my Freinda beer- 
afier named. Out of this part of my house Bequeailied to my sonne 
John, my will is, thai my sonne Faireuxalher, & my Daughter, shall 
remavne in the Roomes ihey now Dwell in, for the lime of four yeares 
nexi ensuing. To my sonne, Joseph, I giue my barne beyond Dauid 
Titchbumes house; also, a parcell of Ground upon the Hill, to be in 
breadth at the Front [ ] 3 rods and Lye next to my Sonne Johns 
Diuision, and lo Runne through up lo M' Houehyes. Also 1 Coiifirme & 
Dequeoihe unio my sonne, Paireweather, ihe house and land upon the 
Hill Formerlye Deliuered inio his possession. I doe adde unio my s^ 
Bonne, Paireweather, a strlppe of Ground about 3 Rod in breadth ad- 
joyning unto M' Lynea ; algo my will is, my sonne, Ephraim, shall haue 
& share of Land upon Cenier hill next my sonne Fairwealher, to be four 
Rod Broade at ibe grout & Runne through with the other Diuisions. Also 
lo my aonne, John Turner, a portion of the s' land next to my sonne, 
Ephraim, lo be three rods Broad EquoU wilh my sonne, Joseph. To my 
Dear wife, I Bccgucathe the thirds of all my houses. Lands and moouenbles, 
and af\er Debts & Legacyes paid all the Lands abroade, the thirds to my 
said wife, whom I make the sole Esecuinx of this my Last will and 
testumcni. I Giue to the Church of Boston, wherof through Morcy I 
hauu so Long remained a member, £'Z0, to be paid in such pay as my 
Estate producelh ; to ilie New Church, ^5 ; £5 lo y= Church of Cam- 
bridg i ^10 to M' Sfatham, of Tarling, in Essex ; .£10 to Cap' Oliuers 
Company; -£5 to the other three Compunyes, to eoch 50*; all which 
Legacyes I will to be paid out of the rents or sales of my Lands al Cen- 
Irye hill or Muddy riucr, & to bee paid by my Dear wife, wilh ihe oduice 
St assistance of my Ouersecra, within Foure yeares next insuing the Date 
heerof, at the Discretion of my wife & Ouerseera, whose asaiataoce. 

Abstracts of Early Wills. 


aduice fit. Counsell lo my wife Ac Children I Earnestly Inlreale, whose 
Follow -.—Elder James Penn, Thomas Grvbb, WiUiant Bar- 
Iholmew. Robert Turner. 

Teat. John Alcocke. 

24'h Aug. 1664. Eider James Penn and Thomas Grubb deposed. 

An Inventory of the Estate and Oooda of Robert Turner, deceased, 
apprised Dec. 16'1> 1664, by Edward Fhlcher, John Hull Amt. 
il221.17*. Mentions, ihe Dwelling House and Land thereto belonging, 
the House Confirmed lo M' Fairwealher & Lnnd belonging, the New 
Frame and all the Land at Gentry Hill, the Farme House & LotI at 
Muddye riuer, & otiier Land there. Interest in Land 6t Minemlls at 
Chelmsford, -^ part of the Shippe Supplye, &c. Penelope Turner de- 
posed to this Inventory of the eslute of her late husband, Jun 31" 1664. 

EuziEETB Harder.— 1: 4"i: 16fi4. I Elitabelh Harder, of Bminiree, 
doe make this my last will. God hauing giuen mee only one Daughter, 
which is my only Childo, I doe giuc and bequeath my whole ettate, 
mooueable & Immooueable unto her, her heircs & assigns foreue'r, except- 
ing such legacyes as are heerafler specified, it doe Constitute & ordain 
her my sole executrix of this my Lost will & Testament, & Doe Intreate 
my Louing Friends, William Needkam & Samuel Tomson, of Brnntrye, 
to be my Ouerseera. I giue unto ElUaheth Saundera, my Daughters 
Child, i!20, with my Bed I Lye on, with nil belonging to it, to bee paid 
at the ago of 18 yeares, or at ihe day of marriage, and if shee Dve, if 
my Daughter haue Farther Issue. I giuo it unto the next child, ii if not, 
then lo Remaine unto my Dauglilcr. I Giue unto John Kent &t Joseph 
Kent, 40* apiece to bee paid within two yesres after my Decease. I Giue 
unto Joshua Kenls three Daughters, 20' apiece 
they are 18 yearRS old, or at the Day of Mm 

min Thomson, 40*, to bee paid unto him within halfe a year aiier my 
Decease. I giue unto John Day, £5 to be paid unto him when he is 20 
yenres old, upon Condition he Litie with my sonne or Daughter till hee 
be twenty year Old. Elisobelh Harder. 

Tesi. Samuc-U Bats, John Basse, who deposed, Oct' e'l" 1664. 

Inventory of the Estate of Elizabeth Hardier, laken Sl'p> O"" 1664, by 
Samuell Basse, Richard Bracken, William Needham. Amt. i>268.ll'. 

Marlyn Saunders deposed, Oct' fiih 1664. 

Edwabd Poole.— 22: e™*: 1S64. The Last will of Edward Poole, 
of Weymouth, Being sicke, but of perfect memorye. [Debts to be 
paid,] I giue unto my wife, my dwelling house & the Land adjoyning 
thereunto as long as she doth keepe her selfe a widow, and also the Lott 
the Towne gnue me, about 8 acres, giuen as aforesaid, and also 2 acres 
of medow that I Bought of John Prince. I giue the aboue said Lund, 
withal Ihe appurtenances therunto Belonging, unto my sonnc, Samuell. 
I giue mv Sonne, Isaack, that Lott thai was Weauers, of 18 acres, & 4 
of 'Marsh at Hingham Brook, bought of Lincoll and Nicholls. To 
my sonne, Joseph, oil my owne great Loti, & that halfe Lotl I Bought 
of Stephen French, near the Cetiar swompe plaine ; lo my sonne, Ben- 
jamin, all my Common Lolts and three acres of fresh Marsh giuen me 
by the lowne near the great Pond ; to my sonne, John, iwenty pounds of 
; to my daughter, Sarah, to my sonne Jacob [the same]. 

3 bee paid Ii 


Abstracts nf, Early Wills. 

!f any of ihese three Dye before iliey bee of age, bee thai Lines shall 
haue il. Il is my will ihat my wife shall be my sole Executrix, & ao to 
hiLue ihe use of ihree Lust Childfens portions to Breed them Up & when 
my Wife Doe marry, ii my sonne, Samueil, Doe Come to posseese my 
now Dwelling house and Land, as uboue said, then hec shall giue his 
Mothe/, at her surrender, twenty pound starling in good Goods or Caiiell. 
Tbv miiA of 

In Ihe presence of X Kdward Poole. 

Edward Bate, Thomas Dyer, who deposed, 26 Ocf 1664. 

Inventorv of the estate taken Sep' 16"^ 1664 by the above individuals. 
The relict' of Edwiird Poole deposed Oct' 26'h 1664. Mentions in the 
inventory, dwelling house and land, 8 acres at Hockey Swampc, 18 acres 
of upland, 4 acres of fresh meadow, 24 acres near y« Cedar Swampe 
playne, 40 acres of Common Lolls and 3 acres of Marshe in y" Woods, 
2 acres of Medow at the Beauer Dnmmes, iSic. 

MAHGEar Lauee. — I, Margery Lauer, of Dorchester, being weake 
and ill, yet of perfect memory, make my Last will. As for my temporal! 
eatalc, my Just debia being paid, and Fuiierall expenccs Discharged : For 
Debts few or none will Charg me with any, and for my Funcrall I would 
haue that Done Liberally 9t Comlv & Decentlye. And for Legacye it 
GiOes my will is, that M' William Tamson haue lO-, to M' Richard 
Mafher, 10", to John Wiiteall, the youngest of the ihreo, my siluer 
•poone, to Daniell Presloiu Children, 5- in siluer, ape[ice], to his Wife 
a new p' of Cotton Cordes, to Jane Gurnrt, 2* for a memorandum. To 
M' John Wiiwalls wife a little peice of Gold ; 3' to Enoch WimalU 
wife, (k Daughter 20*, to Goodwife Preston a half Crowne pB[ice], to 
Thomu Wimall, in Cambridge, 20-, to M' John WUwall, £3. For 
liCgncyes I hnue now Done after this, & Buriall Discharged, My Further 
will is, that if it hod beene possible that any [friend] of myne in England 
Could haue had the Rest 1 would haue [leij them haue it, but I Looke at 
that, that that Cannot bee. Therefore I would hnue what I haue Disposed 
equally between M' John Wiswall, Thomas Wisteall, Daniell Preston Ac 
Enoch Witviall. Daniell Preston, Enoch Wisaall, Executors, 

. 4. of Ih. 6i 64. ""S">' '••""■ 

The will of Margery Lauer 
witnessed by W- Chapltn, Mary Chaptcn, who deposed 10 (9) 64. 

The Estate was apprised by John Wisicall and Thomas Wisieall, Aug. 
30, 1664. Daniell Preston and Enoch Wisv:all deposed Nov' 10th 16G4. 

Joshua Kent.— 22. 2. 1664. 1, Joshua Kent, of Dedham, in the 
Counlye of Sufiulkc, being of good understand inge and metnorye, through 
the Mercye of God, Make this my Last will. My worldly estate I dispose 

9 followeth, F 
my Estate 1 Giue unl 

Miehatll Metcalfe 
Pettr _ Woodteard. 
Hu "> markc. 

that all my Debta bee paid, and ihe Remainder of 
3 Mary, my Wife, whom I make my sole Kxcculrix. 
Joshua Z ^' Mirko, 

Miehatll Metcalfe & Peter Woodward deposed 14 (9") 1664, 

before me, Elea: Lusher. 

14 Ahatracia of Early Wills. [Jan. 

Tills probate was Owned and accepted of by the Counly Courl 17"i 
»" 1664. Edw Rawson Recorder. 

An Inuemorye of ihe Estate taken April 22, 1664, by MickatU Met- 
eatfe, W Auerye, Nathan Aidis. Am' ^ISG.l'.G''. Meniiona house & 
land at Oedbam, land at VVal1iimuniip[>uk. 

Mary, the Relict fi executrix, atiesled to the truth of the Inuentory, 
upon Oath, Nov^ H"" 1664, before Elenzer Lusher. 

John Clarke.— 23[?j of Aug. 1664, I, John Clarke, senior, of Boa- 
ton, Cliirurgion, Being sicke in. weake in Body, but of goud & perfect 
memory, make ibis my last will. [Debts lo be paid.] Vnio my wife, 
Martha Clarke, my Dwelling house, with the Land, VVliarfe and appur- 
tenances therunto Belonging, lying in Boston, with the houshold siuffe 
and Furniture in euery pnicular roome ihcrof as it is Furnished nt my 
Decease (with my owne goods) the said house [ijjc.] to be unto hor & her 
proper use During the lime she shall remaine unmarried, in Case my 
said Wife be married againe, then ray will is: shee shall surrender lo 
my Sonne, John Clarke, the said House [&c,] ai or before the Day of 
her Marriage. My will is, that my s'' sonne, John Clarke, shall pay unto 
his Mother, my now wife, the ualuc of the one third part of the ualue of 
the said House, land, wharfc, houshold stuRe & furniture aforesaid, Ihe 
said one third part of the ualue of the premisses my wife lo enjoy during 
her life, and af^er her decease, the s'' part to be repaid by her Excrutors 
and Adminislralors unto my said sonne, John, and to my Daughter. 
Jtmina Drcic, and ihe Longest Liuer of thein. I giue unto my sonne, 
John, [all Ihe property aforesaid] and to y Hciies male of his Body 
Lawfully Begotten, to his & their use from y" Day of the Marriage of , 
my now wile, or from the Day of her Death, w'^'" shall first happen. In 
Case my s'' sonne haua no Usue Male, but Daughter or Daughters, then 
my will is, that my Daughter, Jeminah Drew, her Children, John and 
Eluabtth, shall haue one third part of the ualue of my estate aforesaid, 
Se my sonne, John, his Daughter dc Daughters and the Longest Liuer of 
them the Other two third pans. I giue onto my wife thai Debt which is 
Due unto mee from Captain Thomas Lake, of Boston. I acquit unto my 
Bonnc, John Clarke, ail manner of Debt or Debts, which he is indebted 
unto mee, so us that ray Executrix, nor any under her, may make any 
Claim or Demand whatsoeuer for any thing by him from me had before 
the Day of the Date hcerof. I giue unto my .said sonne, John Clarkt, 
the one third part of my stock of Horses, Mares it Colts, both in this 
Colony of the Massachusetts & in Plimouth Colnnye. The oiher two 
thirds lo the use and propriety of my said Daughter, Jeminah Drew, & 
her Children before named. 1 giue unto my sonne, John Clarke, all that 
Debt that shall Justly uppear lo be Due to me from [ 1 Boington, of 
Rowley, in New England, by Bond, Mortgage, or otherwise howsoeuer. 
Onto my sonne, Jn' Clarke, ihai Debt which is Duo unto race from the 
Exceul" & Administraf* of the Deceased Major Anthony [Humpherj/'j 
Aulherton, of Dorchester; unto my sonne, John, all my Books, Instru- 
ments 6i Materialls, whatsoeuer I haue at the time of my Decease, be- 
longing to the arts of Physicke &, Chirurgery. Prouidcd thai in Case my 
sonne, John Clarke, be married 6i Doe Dye without Issue, ihal ihon my 
will is, that hia widow shall enjoy the s^ Dwelling house & Land, wharfe 
with the appurtenances together with the Implements of houshold stuSe 


Hall Family. 

it Fomilure, in such momo as aforesaid During her Widowhood, & In 
case she be married againe, or die in her widowhood, which of ihem shall 
first happen. That then my will & meaning is, that that estate menlioned 
in this prouiso the one third pari thereof shall bee unto my said Daughter, 
Jemirtah Dreio, for her Life, and the other two lliird parts shall be unto 
her Children before named. And aF\er their Mothers Decease thea y^ 
said Children iSt the Longest Liuer of them to Enjoy ihe whole, I ordain 
Martha, my wife, aole Executrix, & as for ouerseers I Leave her to her 
Liberty to mahe choice 6i use of such p'sona as she shall Judge most able 
to Councel her. John Clark. 

In ihe presence of 
Jokn Search, Daniel Turell, William Fearse ser, 

Daniell Turell & W- Pearse deposed Nov 23^ 1664. 

Till! Goods at Chntiells of Mr John Clarke, of Boston, Deceased, 
apprised pt M' John Wimeall &. M' Amos Richardson, Jan. 24'l> 1664. 
Ami. .£1295.6'. Elizabeth Clarke deposed Feb. 3, 1664 to liiia Inventory 
of her Line Husband, Mr John Clarke His Estate. Menuons in rhe in- 
ventory 3 Sloues,* valued al £Z. 


{To be Continued.) 


[The Hull Family, printed 
in K pumphlt' ' "~ 

iitorj of Mcdford, anil sTIi^rwarcIs reprinted 

, „ , il errors in nilulion to ihc different iiltpkaa 

Hall, which 1 wonid correct, on tho authority of Mr. T. B. Wjinaii, Jr. and the " ""' 

mated ge 

lard Genealogy." The figures in bracketa refer lo tho priuted gen^ogy. — w. u. w.| 

[2] John Hall of Concord had a son Stephen [13] and his brother 
Stephen Hail [4] of Concord, Slow, and Anally in 1699 of Queenabacke, 
[Quinebaug?] Conn, had also a son Stephen (not in the genealogy, but 
should be [19^]). On page 4 of the pamphlet [2-13] should be [19^.] 
And on page 5 [13-39] should be [2-13.] So much for corrections j — 
I will now give a clear pedigree of these Stephens as they should be. 

Stephen, son of Stephen and Ruth (Davis) Hall, of Concord, was of 
Charleslown, m. lai, Grace, daughter of Thomas and Grace Willis, who 
d. Nov. 19, 1721 ; 2d, Mnriha Hill, and 3d, Anne, widow of Joseph 
Newell. He d. Nov. 7. 1749. aged 82. 

* Id the MassachuMMts Records, vol, ill. p. 9S3, toI. it. pan 1, p. 104 (prioted 
Tolnmes), under dat« of October 19th, 1G52, u the foUowiug vote on the subject of 
" Fireworkg to ««Ta fuel : " — 

"Mr CiBrko['i) inTention" — "Hr Clnrkes monopolie." " lu is ordered by ihii 
Coarta, that no peraon shall for iho Bpace of three yeere« next enaoing, make vu of 
Mr John Clarks invention for tw'mf; of lire wood and warming of rootnes wilh little 
coll and charges, by which meancs great bennelitt is like to be to the eounlie, especially 
lo Iheise populooa places ; and if any family or other person doe, by the consent and 
direction of the said Mr John Clarke, or w'''oat;, Improove or vse (he said experiment, 
they shall pay tenn shillings (o the said Mr Clarke, for which the said Mr. Clarke mar 
sue or implead any peraon before any comissioncr for the same, as the cawse shall 
reauire."— Oa. 19, 1652. 

In IGS6, the above grant, having by limitation expired, the General Coart confirnMd 
the order to Hr. Clarke " for ifae terme of hi« lift. — fteorrf*, vol. iii. p. 401, vol. ir. 
put 1, p. 860. 

Hall Family. 


His morhcr, Rinh Davia, wus doughlcr of Cupl. Dolor Duvia of Bam- 
stable, by his wife, Margery Willard, sisler of ihe famous Simon Willard.. 
Hence came the name of one of Stephen Hall's children. He had :— 

Stephen, b. Nov. 5, 1693. 

Grace, b. June 17, 1697 ; n 

Esther, b, Dec. 27, 1700; t 


Josiah, b. May 13, 1705 ; d 

Ruth, b. 1708; m. 

Symmes, Dec. II, 1735. 

. Isaac Parker, May 21, 1715. 
1. feter Eades, Dec. 18, 1729. 

May 20, 1706. 

Isl, John Wober, July 8, 1725 

1719 ; and 2d, Eliza. 
ill was [iroved March 

tabeth - 

Stephen, son of ibe last, m. 1st, Ann Boyb 
beih Sanders, in Boston, April 27, 1736. His will 
19, 1773, and his widow's May 20. 1775. 

Lieutenant Siephen Hall, son of John, m. 1st, Eli 

d. May 14, 1716, aged 42; and 2d, Elizabeth , who d. Feb. 3, 

1764, aged 83. He d. Sept. 3, 1755, aged 85. His children were :— 

Mary, b. April 17, 1719 ; m. Francis Whitmore. 

Stephen, b. Aug. 10, 1721. 

Sarah, b. Oct. 14, 1724 ; d. Aug. 30, 1724. 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 1725; d. Sept. 9, 1749. 

His will, dated July 26, 1750, mentions wife Elizabeth, son Stephen, 
daughter Mary and her heirs ; which proves that our record is correct as 
to the surviving issue. I have no hesitation in claiming this Mary as the 
wife of Francis Whitmore, as he m. a Mary Hall, Jan. 1, 1739, who d. 
Oct. 20, 1791, aged 73." 

There was no other Mary Hall, bom in Medford or Charleslown about 
1719, and the exact correspondence of the year makes the identity indis- 

It is also worth while to notice the marriages in this family. Stephen 
Hall m. Grace Willis, and his cousin Percival Hall m. Jane Willis, both 
daughters of Thomas and Grace Willis; Stephen's daughter m. Isaac 
Parker, and his niece Mary Willis m. Benj. Parker. We see then thai 
Percival Hall had a brother Stephen Hall, and a brother-in-law Stephen 
(commonly called a brother in old documents,) a son, Stephen, and two 
nephews, Stephens, and as other branches of the same family also had 
Stephens, the whole matter becomes a most intricate genealogical puzzle, 
which may be my excuse for former errors and present anxiety for cor- 

Jacob Bird. — Saturday night, the 27lh uh, Mr. Jaeah Bird, of Dor- 
Chester, being belated before he left the Town, in going home miss'd his 
Way, and was found froze to Death last Monday morning. — Boston Ga- 
xeUe, Mondai/, Jan. 5, 1767. 

The same paper slates : — It was the " coldest weather known for roam 

• Tliia age of his wife wm cironcomly prinlpd in tho lIittor;r of Medford u 79 
which caused me much troutile in idcntirjiDR llio penoa meant, I liave, bowertt 
examined tbo duqr of hei elchwt m>i>i b^uI Gad her ago recorded »» litote. 

The Belknap Family. 


[Bv W. E. WiBnEK.] 

Havikg underlaken, at ihc request of my ugcd and honored mother-in- 
law, Mrs. Amelia Birdaal! of thU place, (a daughter of Major Isaac Bel- 
kjiap of Revolutionary memory, and gmnd-daughter,on ihe side of her 
mother, of Col, Brigga Alden of Dinbury, Mass.,) lo make some inquiries 
respecting her ancestors who lived in Massachuselts, I have recently visit- 
ed Boston, Woburn, Chnrlestown, &c., for that purpose. In comparing 
(he minutes made of the results of my investigations, wiih Ihe Note con- 
tained in Vol. VI., page 208 of your valuable Historical and Genealogical 
Hegiaier, there appears to be a discrepancy between us. According lo my 
memoranda, Joseph Belknap, the first of the name who settled in Bos- 
Ion, had three wives; the first, named Ruth ; the second, Lydia ; 

and the third, Hannah Meekins, dau. of Thomas Meekings (or Mtekitis) 
of Haifield or Brainiree, The names of his children wer« as follows :— 

By first wife, Ruth: Joseph* b. Jon. 26, 1658; JUary,' b. Sept. 25, 

16G0, m. Gmflon; Nathaniel* b. Aug. 13, 1663; Elizabeth,' b. 

July 1, 1663, m. Patlason. 

By second wife, Lydia : Ruth,' b. Nov. 27, 1668. 

By third wife, Hannah : Thomas,' b. Juiie 29, 1670 ; John,' b. June 1, 
1673 ; Hannah,* b. June 8, 1673 ; fi«(A,* b. March 17, 1676-7 ; Abigail,' 
b. June 37, 1678-9 ; Abraluim,' b. April 26, 1681 ; Samuel,' uncerlain ; 
named in his father's will. 

Joseph' Belknap, senior, died in Boston in 1712, aged 62, and was 
buried in the old burying ground adjoining the King's CImpel. His will, 
dated Nov. 29, 1710. was proved Dec. 5, 1712, and recorded in Suffolk 
County Registry of Deeds, Vo!. 18, pp. 15 and 16. His sons, Joseph and 
Samuel Belknap were the executors named, with whom, John Cole, 
writing master, and Deacon John Marion were joined, " to be helpful in 
settling the estate." 

II. Joseph' Belknap, b. Jan. 26, 165S, m. first, Deboroh Filch, dau. of 
Jeremiah Fitch of Boston. Their children were: 1. Jtfary,* b. Nov. 24, 
1684, d. Dec. 9, 1684; 2. Joseph,' b. Nov. 18, 1685, d. Feb. 12, 1714; 
3. Jeremiah,' b. Jan. 1, 1686, m. Sarah Foadick. 

Mrs. Deborah, wife of Joseph Belknap, died April 20, 1687, aged 22. 

He m. second, Abigail Bultolph, April 1, 1690, and had by her: — 

Thomas,' b. Jan. 24, 1690, d. March 6, 1695, [grave-stone ;] Abigail,' 
h. Feb. 29, 1691, ra. John Man ; Mart/,' b. Ctet. 15, 1694, m. John 
Homer; Nicholas," b. Oct. 15, 1695; Buttolph,' b. Dec. 29, 1697; Na- 
thaniel,' b. Dec. 18, 1699; Ruth," b. March 2, 1702, d. June 2, 1704, 
[grave-slono ;] Elizabeth,' b. April 13,1708, m. Benj. Russell ; Lydia,' 
b. Jan. 17, 1709, m. David Cutler; Abraham^ uncerlain ; mentioned in 
his mother's will. 

Joseph Belknap died March 30, 1716, aged 58, and was buried in the- 
burying-ground near the common. He died of an apoplectic 6t, aa he 
was reading a newspaper in a cojTe c -house . His will bears date Dec. 2,. 
1715, and was proved June 13, 1716. In it mention is made of house 
and land in Boston, corn-mill and fulling-mill in Roxbury. His wife 
Abigail to have the use of the eslate, the same lo be divided equally a(\er 
her decease, lo his children. Mrs. Abigail Belknap, widow of Joseph^ 
died June 9, 1734. Her will woa made March 2, 1729, and proved Jiina 
18, 1734. 


TJie Belknap Family, 

HI. Jeremiah' Belknap, b. Jnn. 1, 1686, m. by Rev. El>enezer Pem- 
benon, Nov. 3, 1709, to Snrah Fosdick. He d. in 1751, aged 65 years. 
Theircliildren were; 1. DeioraA,' b. Mnrcli 31, 1711, m. Samuel Webb ; 
2. Sorah,* b. Muv 20, 1713, m. Joseph Edwards; 3. Mary* h. May 9, 
1715 ; 4. Joiffh* b. Feb. 12, 1716-1717, m. Sarah Byles ; 5. Hannah* 
b. April 19, 1719, m. Mury Rand; 6. Jeremiah,'' b, Feb. 10, 172(t ; 7. 
Rebecfa,* b. Aug. 18, 1722 ; 8, Elhabcth* b. April 12, 1725, m. Tlios; 
Jackson ; 9. Abigail* b. May 5, 1727. 

IV. Joseph* Belknap, b. Feb. 12, 1716-17, m. Sarah Byles, July 31, 

g children: 1. Jeremiah' 
1. Sepl. 1, 1747; 3. Abi 

, 1744, 1 
!pt. I. 1750, 

1 ion of ihe 

, he being a 

1741, and had the fulloi 
Rulh Eliot ; 2. Sarah,* 
and perhaps others. Records of later dale not examined. 

Yonr Note, above referred to, states that Jeremiah was 
first Joseph, who (1. iii 1712, aged 82, which is not corre 
grandson of his. Another error, though not important, (__ 
statement that Joseph, son of Jeremiah, b. Feb, 12, 1717, was the oldest 
of 9 children, he being ihe fourth child. 

1 add from my minutes some particulars respecting other members of 
the family, and will be glad to receive such information as will enable me 
to prepare a full genealogy of all [he branches. The tradition here is, 
that there were originally, " three brothers who came from Lancashire, 
England, about the year 1625, and settled in Boston," but 1 do not put 
much confidence in such traditions. 

V. Tbomas* Belknap, b. Jime 29, 1670, glover, m. Jane Cheney, 
March 6, 1693-i, prob. dau. of Thomas Cheney of Cnmbridge. Children: 

Thomaa* b. , m. Sarah Hill ; Janei> b. Nov. 4, 1699, m. Timothy 

Winn i Benjamin* b. May 3, 1702, m. Hannah Richardson ; Hannah,' b. 

Muy 18, 1704 ; Samuel,' b. May 24, 1707, m. Lydia Siearna ; , a 

■daughter, born in 1709, d. Oct. 26, 1712; and probably JosepA,' who 
married Margaret Russell of Watertown, April 9, 1734. 

Thomas Belknap of Cambridge, glover, bought of David S'owell and 
Robert Murdock, June 29. 1698, land situate in Woburn, at a place called 
Forty " Pound Meadow." Midd. Reg. of Deeds, Vol. 12, p. 256. See 
also Vol. 13, p. 471, and Vol. 15, p. I, &c. He d. at Woburn, Oct. 15, 
1755, (ns stated in n letter from his grandson William, son of Samuel, 
dated Woburn, March 31, 1756.) 

VI. Samuel' Belknap, b. May 24, 1707, m. Lydia Stearns, dau. of 
Isaac and Mary Stearns of Billcrlca. Their children were : 1. WiUiam,* 
h. Muy 27, 1730, m. Hannah Flngg; 2. Rulh,* h. Nov. J 1, 1731, d. June 
27, 1734, [grave-stone;] 3. Isaac* b. Dec. 14, 1733; 4. Samuel,* b. 
Oct. 18, 1735; 5. Lydia,* b. Feb. 28, 1736-7; 6. Abel,* b. Jan. 13, 
1738-9; 7. Mary,* b. Jan. 9, 1739-4(1; 8. Ruth,* b. May 14, 1742; 
9. Daeid,* b. Jan 14, 1743-4; 10. Abigail,* b. April 17, 1743; 11. 
Jonalhan,* b. Sept. 7, 1748 ; 12, Olive,* b. April 5, 1751. 

Samuel Belknap of Woburn, gentleman, sold to Gershom FIngg his 
real cslnte in Woburn, land in Wilmington, all his slock, tools, household 
goods. &c. Deed dated Dec. 10, 1751. (Midd. Reg. of Deeds, Vol. 50, 
p. 421.) About that lime he removed Id Newburgh, N. Y., where he 
aellled, with several of his children. He d. Jan. 1, 1771. 

VII. Isaac* Belki*ap, b. at Woburn. Dec. 14, 1733, m. Bridget Rich- 
ardson, dau. of Stephen Richardson of Woburn, Jan. 1759, and had : 
1. Bridget,'' b. Oct. 26, 1759, d. July 27, 1768; 2. haac' b. Oct. 3, 
1761 ; 3. Mary,* b. Oci. 4, 1763, m. Dcrick Amerman ; 4. Elizabeth* 

1859.] Extracts from Records of East Haddatn, Ct. 19 

b. April 26, 1765, m, John Worrcn ; 5. Olive,' h. March 26, 1767, d. 
Juno 5, 1768 ; 6. Bridge/,' b. Sepl. 18, 176S, m, Leonard Cnrpcnter; 
7. Richardson,' b. July 26, 1770, d. July 26, 1770 ; 8. Abel,' b. Ocl. 14, 
1772, d June, 177S ; 9. William,' b. May 27, 1774, d. Scpl. 15, 1774 ; 
10. Olinr,' b. July 29, 1777, d. Aug. 2, 1777. 

Mrs. Bridget Belknup, wife of Isaac Belkanp, d. Aug. 8. 1777, and he 
in" secondly, Mrs. Deborah (Alderi) Coffin. Sepi, 10, 1778, nnd bv her 
had : 11. Amelia,' b. Juno 27 1779, m. Cburlea Birdsnll ; 12. AMen,' 
b. March 17. 1781 ; 13. Briggs* b. July 11, 1783 ; 14. Judah," b. Oct. 
26, 1785 ; 15. Lydin,' b. Feb. 1788, unmarried ; 16. Deborah,' b. Dec. 
14, 1792. m. Selb Brttokn. 

Mrs. Deborah Belknap d. at Newburgh, March 7, 1793. He d. April 
29. 1815. 

If agreeable to you, I may hereafler send you some further account of 
this rnmily, which is quite numerouB in this country, nnd comprises some 
of our best citizens. 

The laie Gen. William G. Belknap, of the Uniled Stales Army, was a 
grandson of Samuel, who was born October 18, 1735. 

A'ewburgh, N. Y., Augm 19, 1858. 


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17 mr Noyce 


2 John Bate for Jons 


18 Gilben for Shal' 

053: 10 

3 John parence 


19 Gorge gals [Gales"] 

20 mrChnpmiin[for]Corh 

21 Braner for luxford 


4 m'gilbcrirorbat9[Batesl205 

e 100 

5 Thomas Clark 



6 Richard wakly 

090: 15 

22 Braner for Tho Smith 


7 John Baly 


23 Jams wells 


8 ackle for piper 


24 Thomas Brooks 


9 dannol Braner s' 


25 garade Spenser 

219: 16 

10 John Biiic for web 


26 dannel Cone 


U m' Ivnds for Slan" 


27 Blacklech for VodI" 

12 mr Eollo 


four Sliilins 


13 John wiat 


14 Will Snonser for J: 


38 tnr Noyes for dibel 




29 parsonage 


15 John Spenser 


30 Gilbert for hener™ 


16 Blachford 


31 mr Noyce for Smith 


At A meetting of the proprialora of the lands one the east side the 
grai Riuer in haddom being Legally warned nouember y seventh 1709, 
then the proprialora by uoie &c : 

At the same meetting by ajurnmcnt it was uoted that whereas iheir wag 
A Commilte chosen to mesur and Renctr the bounds of the first diuision 

30 Extracts from Records of East Haddam, Cl. [Jan. 

of meadow land one the eiist aide the grate Riuer in haddom agreed upon 
and A 6caii drauii in the year 1688 and to lay il out by thut (Ira^ and 
whftrens ihai diuisiuti did Dot Comprehend all the nieddows thay ware to 
lay out Ihc Rest in A second diuision acording to and by the old draft 
aboue mentioned, and the s^Commille hone don'j the s" work and brought 
in their Return to this meetling «nd the propinalurs doe nproue and except 
oflhe same and thai cuery proprialor that hath any lot or part of a lot 
halh liberly forth with to enter or Record ihcir lots or part of lots in the 
Towne ReCords 

SThis list is thai of the second division of lands in the town, and is, 
oubledly, the same as the first division, which does not appear on 
record. — d. Vt. p.] 

The estate of the first propriators 

n machamoodua 

Joseph Arnold 


mr noyce 


John Bale for Jones 


Gilbert for Shailer 


John Parenc 


Gorge Gales 


mr gilbert for m' Bate 



Thomas Clarke 


Daniell Brainard for his 

ford 029 

Richard wakly 


brancrd for Tho; Smith 


John Bailie 


Jams wells 


ackle for piper 


Thomas Brooks 


DanidI Bminerd 


Garade Spencer 


John Bate for weeb 


daiiiell Cone 


m' tyns for Stanord 


blackleg for Ventrus 


mr RoUo 


m' noyce for dibell 


John Wiet 




William Spencer for ackle 


Gilbert for henerson 


John Spencer 


m' noyce for Smith 




At a propriators mectting in haddom east side apriell 22 ; 1717 
That whearasthenr was formerly a grant and draft for a first and 
second diuision with conuenient highways yet in as much as thcar is no 
mention made of what quantity of land should be layd out to the propor- 
tion of an hundred pound Right and nothing of each mans loti pul upon 
record by which neglect thear arises considerable demurr and controurcy 
amoii^ us and for as much as according to what liglil can be gained the 
first diuision was layd out sixty acres to y" proportion of an hundred 
pounds estate and the second diuision to the proportion of sixty three 
acres or ihear abouls to the hundred pounds estate ; to put an ende to s' 
coDlrouercye we y" s' projvriators haue agreed by note thai the first and 
second diuision shall stande according to y* originall draft in y^ seuerall 
allotments the first diuision alt sixty acres and the second diuision att aiity 
three acres or there abouts in proportion to the hundred pounds estate and 
thai euery one concerned in the first and second diuision may caus an 
entry or Record to be made of euery mans alottmeni to the origlDall 

(he n 
^^H there 


1859.] Military Defences in Hampshire Cminty. 


In the House of RepresentativeH, Nov. llfi, 1743. 
Whereas it appears necessary, IVom the apprehensiaiiH tlila House 
have of a speedy Rupture between the Crowns of Gretil Brilain and 
Prance, that llie Inland Frontiers in thia province be put hilo a better 
posture of defence — Tmehefore, 

Voted, That the following sums be and hereby are granted to be paid 
out of the Publick Treasury, to be laid out in some of the settlements in 
Ihe County of Hampshire, viz' : to Fall Town, Colerain, Blanford, Slock- 
bridge, Sheffield and upper Housaltinnock, one hundred pounds each ; 
and to new Hampton, sixly-sis pounds, thirteen shillings, and four pence. 
All which sums shall be taken out of the seven Thousand pounds appro* 
prialion Provided in the supply Bill now before this Court, and shall be 
paid into the hands of mess" Thomas Ingersole, John Leonard and 
Thomas Jones, with such as the Hon"' Board shall Joyn, as a Committee 
fully authorized and Impowcred to receive the same, and (first taking the 
Direction of the Caplain-General) to lay out, in the most prudent manner, 
in Erecting in each of the before-named settlements, for iheir security 
during the War, a Garrison or Garrisona of Stockades or of Square Tim- 
ber, round some dwelling-house or houses, or otherwise, as will be most 
for the security and Defence of the whole Inhabitants of each place — the 
Committee, as near as may be, to proportion ihe Expence lo the sums 
hereby granted, and the overplus, if any be, to be returned into the 
province Treasury; the Committee to be accountable, and to produce 
Vouchors that they have paid for the Charge of said Foriilications (as 
well for materials as to the Workmen Employed) in Bills of Credit. 
Pboitded, nevertheless, thai if the apprehensions of War be over before 
ey be laid out, what Remains shnll be returned into the Treasury, 
ly for the further Order of this Court. 
Sent up for Concurrence. J. Cushing, Spk'. 

In Council, Novem. Il'l", 1743. Read and Concurred, and John Stod- 
■ and Oliver Partridge, Esq™ arc Joyned In the AfTuir. 

J. Willard, Secry. 
Consented to. 

W. Shirley. 
-Copy examined p' J. Willard, Secry. 

By His Excellency, William Shirley, Esq' Captain-General and Gov- 
emoiir-in-Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in New England :— 

Forasmuch as the General Assembly of this Province have made Pro- 
vision for defraying the Charge of Erecting places of Strength in divers 
Towns and Seltlemenis within the County of Hampshire for the Security 
of the Inhabitants thereof in case of a War, 

I do therefore hereby authorize and direct you (or the major part of 
you) forthwith to repair to the County of Hampshire, and to lake effectual 
Care that a Garrison or Garrisons be Erected in each of the Towns and 
Senlemcnls following, viz: The Pluca called Fall Town, The Place 

Military Defen 

in Hampshire ComUy. 


called Colerain, The Towns of Blandford, Stockbridge & Sheffield, The 
pincc cntled upper Housalounoch, The place called New Homplon. 

And the Charge of Fonifying the Several places aforesaid You must 
proponion according to the Several Sums allowed by the Gcnenil Court 
for Fortifying each of the places aforesaid, and be sure nol to exceed 
those Sums, bul take Care that ihey be laid out witb all prudence and 
Frugality. The Several Liarriaons or Fortifications you may judge neces- 
sary lo be Erected in those places must be Built either of Siockodoes or 
Square Timber, as you shall apprehend will be most Suitable for Defence. 
The particular places in said Setllemeota for Erecting these Works must 
be such as will best accommodate the whale Body of the Inhabitants in 
those Settlements; and so far as thai end may be attained, I direct You 
to Erect those Works in such a Situation as may Cover any oilier of Hia 
Mojesiy's Subjects Settled in the exposed parts of the Frontiers within 
this District, & that they may be placed at such a distance from one 
another as may be most Convenient for the Reception & accommoitiUion 
of such Scouts ns may from lime to time be employed in ranging ihe 
Woods, & of such Forces as in Caso of War may be sent out for the 
annoyance of the Enemy in any of their Settlements. And ns you are 
(0 Slate the particular places for Erecting these Works, either for Fortify- 
ing One or more Houses in each Garrison, or otherwise, as You shall 
judge most expedient, so you must take Care lo Purchase the proper 
materials, and agree with the Workmen in the best and Cheapest manner, 
and take Receipts for every particular Sum you lay out in this Service, 
so Saving such small Expenses as will Occur, which, in the nature of the 
thing, will not demand such a proof; and, when the affair is Complenied, 
Report to me your proceedings herein, & render an acco' of the money 
laid out in the Service, with the Vouchers thereof. 

Given under my hand, at Boston, the Thirtieth Day of November, 1743, 
In the seventeenth Year of His Majesty's Reign. 

W. Sliirley. 
To Jolin Stoddard &!. Oliver Partridge, Esq". 

& Mess". Tho'. Ingersol, John Lonard & 

Thomas Jones. 

[To Col. John Stoddard.] 

Sir, — I received your Letter of the 2* Instant, and observe what you 
have mentioned respecting the Tracks which have been discovered near 
Number Four, and of your Suspicion of an Enemy lurking about that 
Place, & of your detaining the Soljliers raised for the Expedition for Ihe 
Defence of the Inhabitants on that Frontier. Bul upon advising with the 
Council, who are in opinion with me in this matter, I think it necessary 
that you should send what Soldiers you can raise for the Expedition to 
Boston without deiny; And thnt what Number of So!di(.rs you shali 
judge necessary for the Protection of the Inhabitants, upon this or any 
other Emergency, I hereby desire and impower You to raise them in 
your Regiment, it order them on such Service, Giving me Advice without 
Delay of your Proceedings in this Affair. 

I am, Sir, your assured friend Si Servant, 

Boston. March 4, 1744. ^- ^^''^"y- 

P. S. I have sent you, by Col' Dwighi, .£187.10». as advancM Wages 
for Miller's. Huston's & Pomroy's Comp", and i£50 aa Bounty money for 
Pomroy's Company. 

Ancietit Burial-Groand at Slonington, Ct. 


[Bj J, D. CHiMFLIN, Jr. of Slcnington.] 

This oncienl burini -ground is siluuted aboul two and a half miles from 
the present village of Slonington, and about midway between that pluce 
and the town of Woslerly, R. I. It is lucuted upon a sloping hill, on the 
east side of Wickutequock Cove, and hard by the spot where William 
Chescbrough, the fifat pioneer in this town, erected his dwelling, ll is 
of peculiar interest to the antiquarian, liaving been in existence more than 
two cenluriea. .Tradition says that here repose the remains of moat of the 
fathers of the settlemeDt; that here William Chesebrough, Walter Palmer 
and Thomas Stanton found their loai resting-place. But no monumental 
inscriptions mark iheir graves, and we fcnow not where they lie, Tradi- 
tion tells us, that this Bround was consecrated by receiving the remains 
of one of the sons of William Chesebrough, who cut himself so severely 
with a scythe, while mowing, that he bled lo death. Here, also, were 
laid to rest the Kev. Jamea Nuyes, Thompson, Hallum, Breed, Thomas 
Miner, his son, Deacon Manosseh Miner, and many others of the ancient 
worthies of Slonington. We will commence with the grave of Thomas 
Miner, as it bears the oldest inscription of any In the yard. It is a long, 
unhewn slab of native granite, half imbedded in the earth, and roughly 
inscribed : — 


The name is found, both on record and on tomb-stones, spelled in- 
reremly — as Minor and Miner — bul his autograph was Minor. He was 
the tenth in descent from Henry Minor of Somersetshire, Eng., who died 
in 1359, and to whom King Edward granted a coat of arms for loyal 

Lieutenant Thomna Miner was one of the leading men in the settle- 
menl of both New London and Slonington. He murried Grace, daughter 
of Waller and Rebecca Palmer, and had children— Johu, Thomas, 
Clemenl, Manasseh, Ephraim, Joseph, Judah, Samuel, Ann, Marie, 
Eunice, Elizabeth and Hannah. To Manasaeh belongs the honor of 
being the first white male child born in New London. Lieutenant 
Thomas Miner died Oct. 23d. 16'J0, and his wife Grace the same year. 
A large table stone, with the sculptured arms of Miner at the head, 
~ urks the grave of Deacon Manasseh Miner. 

Here lieth the body of 

Deacon Manasseh Miner 

Who died April 29'i> 1728 

in ye 82°'' yiiar of 

his age. 

table stone, with arms at head, is — 


of Deacon Thomas Miner. 

died April ye 9"> 1739 In 

the 56 year of his age. 

Ancient Burial- Ground at Stonitiglon, Ct. 

Here lieih 

Epttraim ye 

Son of Tliomaa 

_ & Hnnnah Miner 

Born Feb'' ye 2i>^ 
nSJ Bged 
12 bowers. 

Here Lyetb 
ihe body of 
Who departed 
AiigusI ye 12 
1720 in ye 70 

The tombalone of Mr. John Breed i 

slone, llie inscription being as clear s 

a large upright slab of blue slaie 
id distinct as it was the day it was 

In Memory of a pious pair 

This carved slone is erected here 

viz. of Mr. JOHN BREED & his wife 

MERCY who lived togatber in y« 

marringe slate in a most religious manner 

about 64 yeara & (hen dec*" leaving 

a numerous ofspring, he in y' year 

1751 about 90 years of age & she in 

ye year 1752 about 83, erected in y" 

year 1772. 6 of their Children then 


Behold Ih' Bighti-ous live long on anrth 
And in old age naf,n thfir Brenth 
ThL-y li ihcir Ofi^pring litre are l>kit 
When don with hto tlicr go lo net. 

Mr. Breed was dismiBsed from the church at Lynn, Mass., and became 
a member of ibe cliurch at Stonington, then under the pastoral charge 
of the Rev. James Noyes. He married Mercy, daughle 
and Ann Palmer, June 'Sth, 1690. 

e slab, near the 


An upright bro 
if Samuel Yt. 

3f the yard, marks the 

Here Lves y" 
Body of M"' 

who died June 
y» 9"' 1753 In 

At tlie northern extremity of the enclosure, are the graves of the 
Chesebrough family; among them, those of Elihu Chosebrough and his 
wife tknnab. He was the only child of Elisha Chesebrough, son of the 

1859.] Ancient Burial" Ground at Stonington, Ct. 25 

first William, and of Deborah, daughter of Walter Palmer. He married 
Hannah, daughter of Manasseh Miner, July 4, 1698. 

In Memory In Memory of 

of Mr. Elihu Mrs. Hannah 

Chesebrough Wife to Mr. Eli 

who died June hu Chesebrough 

ye 28»h 1750 who died Au^ 

in y« 82-^ year 22~» 1751 in 

of his age. ye 73*^ year 

of her age. 

The grave of Nathaniel Chesebrough is covered with a large table 
slab, with the following inscription : — 


Lyeth Interred the Body 

Of Nathaniel Chesebrough 

Esqr. died April ye 8th 1732 

In y« 66'*» year of his age. 

He was the son of Nathaniel Chesebrough, son of the first William, and 
of Hannah, daughter of Col. George Denison by his first wife, Bridget 

A large table stone, with arms at top, marks the resting place of David 
Chesebrough — 

In Memory of 


of Newport Rhode Island 

Who was born at Stonington 

Educated in Boston 

For many Years an eminent Merchant 

In Newport, 

Where he settled & liv'd till 1776, 

When driven off thence by the Enemy, 

He sat down on his Estate 

In Stonincton in Connecticut 

Where he dy'd Feb'y 27th 1782 at 80 

He was for many Years a Member 

Of the 2"^ Congregational Church 

In Newport 

Of Exemplary Piety & Virtue. 

A large table slab, with arms at top, is erected — 

In Memory of 

Wife of Daniel Chesebrough, Esqr 
Who departed this life March 2Xth 1782 

Aged 62 

Thon tender Mother and thon best of friends 


We next come to that portion of the ground where repose the remains 
of the descendants of Thomas Stanton, the famous Indian interpreter in 
the early days of the Colony. We give below the inscriptions from the 

Ancienl Burial- Ground at Slotiiug'ton, Cl. 

tombstones of two of his sons. The siones themselves are |jlaifl upright 
slabs uf brown sione, atonding near each other, in the northeast portioa 
of the yard. Robert Stanton was with Col. George Denison, in the 
expedition in which he captured Cnnoncbet, the Nurragansett chief, and 
is meniioDed by Hubbard in bis fudian wars. Thomas was probably the 
eldest child of ibe lirsl Thomas. Their mother was Ann, daughter of 
Thomas and Dorothy Lord. 

Here lyeth Here lyclh 

The Body of The Body of 

Robert Sliinton Thomas Sinnio' 

Gen" wbo dved Geni. dyed 

Octo y 2511' 1724 April the' 1 !«■ 



Here lyelh the Body 
Of Sarah Daughter of 
Cap"" Thomas Gardner 

Of Brookline And 
former wife of Samu"* 

Slanlon, VVho dyed 

Novemb* y" 11: 1716: 

in y^ S^'i" year of 

her age. 

Hard by stands a slab of brown stone, marking the reatiug place of 
Col. Joseph Cbamplin : — 

In Memory of 
Col, Joseph Champlin 
wbo died 
Dec 20Ui 1792 
in the 84''' year 
of his age. 
Who died in a full assurance 
of a glorious resurrection 
of the just. 
Col. Chnmplin was oflhe fuurlh generation of his name in thia country. 
He was the second son of Cupt. Cbrintopher Champlin and of Elizabeth, 
daughter of Ceorgo Dtmison, Jr. and Mtrcy Gorlmm. He was a 
of great integrity and piety, and much beloved in his adopted town. 
was bom in Westerly, R. I., Aug. 4th, 1709. 
Johnathan y sun of 
Capt. John Brown 
& Dorotliy his Wife 
died Decern' y" 14 
1750 aged 19 years. 
Behold &, Sea u 70U Pui bj 


Aa v< 


table slab of brown atone covers the remain! 
IS the first minister of Stonington, and 

of the Rev. James 

vaa the son of the 

1869.] AnderU Burial- Ground at Staningtan^ Ct. 27 

Rev. James Noyes of Newbury, Mass. He married, Sept. 11, 1674, 
Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Stanton, and had children — Dorothy, James, 
Thomas, John, Anna, Joseph and Moses. 

The arms of the Noyes family are sculptured at the foot of the stone, 
and the inscription is as follows : — 

In Expectation 

of A joyful Resurrection 

to Eternal Life 

Here Lyeth Interred y® Body 

of the Rev'd Mr. James Noyes 

Aged 80 years 

Who after A Faithful Serving 

of the Church of Christ 

In this Place 

For more than 55 years 

Deceased Dec** y« 30: 17^ 

Majesty, Meekness & Humility 

Here meet in one with greatest Charity. 

Immediately adjoining, upright stones mark the graves of Mrs. Dorothy 
Noyes and of Capt. Thomas Noyes, son of the Rev. James Noyes : — 

In Memory of 

Dorothy y® wife of 

y« Revei^ Mr. James 

Noyes Deceased 

who died Jan'^ 

ye 19th 174§ 

in ye 91'' year of 

her age. 


Capt. Thomas Noyes 

Son of ye Rev** Mr. James 

Noyes. he was born 

Aug* ye 15th 1679 and 

died June ye 26th 1755. 


ELIZABETH ye wife 

of Capt. THOMAS 

NOYES who died 

Oct' y- 23"* 1762 

aged about 77 years. 

Capt. Thomas Noyes married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Peleg 

Sandford and , daughter of Gov. William Brenton of R. I., Sept 

3, 1705, and had a large family. 

A rough unhewn stone, about fourteen inches wide and six feet long, 
and nearly imbedded in the turf, is supposed to mark the resting place 
of Ann, wife of Gershom Palmer. It is inscribed simply — 


Gershom, son of Walter Palmer, married Ann, daughter of Capt. 
Greorge Denison. 


Ancient Burial -Ground at Stonington^ Ct. [Jan. 

Next, are the graves of Nehemiah and Capt. Benjamin Palmer, 90ns 
of the first Walter. Nehemiah married Hannah, daughter of Thomas 
Stanton, Nov. 20, 1662. 

Here lyeth y« Body 

of Nehemiah Palmer 

Esq' ; dyed Febry 

the 17^h 1717 in 

the SI** year of 

his age. 

Here lyeth y* 

Body of Beniamin 

Palmer Captin 

who dyed 

April the IQth 

1716 in ye 74th 

year of his age. 

Ichabod, son of Gershom and Ann Palmer, married his cousin Han- 
nah, daughter of Nehemiah Palmer. 

Here lyeth the body 
of Prudence Daughte' 

of Ichaboad And 

Hannah Palmer who 

Dyed December 

y«22~* Iny* \V^ year of 

Her age 1716. 

In Memory of 

Elias y" Son of 

Ichabod Palmer 

died March y- 13*>» 

1738 in y 24th 

year of his age. 

At the eastern extremity of the enclosure, an irregular slab of the stone 
common in the vicinity — once upright, but now almost imbedded in the 
soil — is rudely inscribed : — 

Here lyeth the body of 


The wife of Joseph 

Davel aged 47 

Dpt 22 1712. 

In Memory of 
Sarah y' Daughter 

of Cap. Isaac 

Werden & Sarah 

his Wife who 

was Born Nov' 

y 6th 1748 & 

died October 

y 26th 1752. 

In Memory of 
Ann y' Daughter 

of Capt. Isaac 

Werden & Sarah 

his Wife who 

was Born Nov 

y* 6th 1748 & 

died Janr' y* 

17th 17 J. 

1859.] Preserve the Papers. 29 

IN MEMORY , Here lieth >• 

of Abigail y« Wife Body of Anna 

of Mr. Benjamin Tracy died Feb*^ 

Billings who died ye 16 1^35-6 in 

April y- 22"*» 1753 y- 33"* year of 

in y 25'*» year her age. 
of her age. 

In Memory of Capt. 

Daniel Fish who de 

parted this Life 

April 1 1th A. D. 1788 

in y' 69^** year 

of his age. 

Mj loTer friend familiar all 
Removed from sight & out of call 
To dark obliyion is retired 
Dead or at least to me expired. 


To the Memory of 

Mrs. Rebecca Fish 

Consort of Captain Da 

niel Fish of Stoning- 

ton who departed this 

life July 12th A. D. 1786 

in ye 6P* year of her age 

The virtue of her life 

in every department ren 

dered her truly respectable. 

While you haro life 

prepare for Death 
Nor put it off 

till latest breath 
By this yon find 

I'm at at that bourn 
From whence 

no Traveller doth return. 

The above are all, or nearly all, of the older monuments in the 
Wickutequock burial-ground. There are other yards in the vicinity of 
Stonington, which may make the subject of another paper at some 
future day. 

i ^■^ > 

Pressbvb the Papers. — Fomey'^s Press has a very readable article 
on English and American newspapers, from which we learn that ^^ three 
copies of each newspaper '^ (does the Press mean by this three copies of 
every newspaper printed in England ?) ^^ sigfied by the publisher, must 
be regularly transmitted to the Stamp Office, which pays full price for 
them. AAer the expiration of a year, one complete file of each journal 
is transferred to the British Museum, where they are bound in volumes 
and reserved for reference. A most excellent plan it is, and Macaulay 
has repeatedly acknowledged his indebtedness, as a historian, to these 
valuable sources of contemporary information.^' — February^ 1858. 

30 Extracts from Rev. B. Fessenden's MS. [Jan. 




A true copy, from a 

Harvard in 1718, and h 

as ordained at Sandwich, Muss., Sept. 12, 1722. 

Names & Numbers of y« Heads of familys in y Town of Sandwich, 

Ukon March 1730. 

1 Joseph Lawrancc* 

2 Sam' Lawrrince' 

37 John Ellis & Sarah 

70 Selh Pope Jun 

his Wife 

71 Gamaliel Stewart 

3 Sumi Swin 

38 Widow Morton 

72 LienlW.A-iRus- 

4 Ephraim Swift &. 

39 Josiah Ellis ii Sa- 


Sarah his wife 

rah hia Wife 

73 Johti Freeman 

5 Moses Swifi* 

40 Josial. Swifv* 

74 Will- Newcomb & 

6 Hanniball Handy 

41 Jireh Swift* 

balhshua his Wife 

7 iMac Handy 

42 Joseph Swift* 

75 Seih Pope Sen' 

S John Handy 

43 Jubcz Swift & Abi- 

76 Richnrd Essex 

9 Nalh" Winjt 

gail his Wife* 

77 John Foster 

10 Cornelius Handy 

44 Widow Gibbs 

78 John Chipmnn 

11 Zacheus Handy 

45 John BInckwell di 

79 Nathan Nye Jun" 

12 Widdow Wifig 

Lydya his Wile 

80 Joseph foster* 

13 Richard Handy 

46 Thomas tiibba Sen^ 

81 Cornelius Gibbs* 

U Ebenezer Wing 

47 Thorn Gibbs Jun' 

82 Ezra Bourn Esq 

15 Nalhnn Barlow 

48 Sami Gibbs Jun' 

83 Ebenezer Howland 

16 Peleg Barlow & 

49 Jacob Burges* 

64 Joseph Hatch 

Elizabeth his Wife 

50 Sum" BInckwell' 

85 John Tobey Sen' 

17 Sam" Swift Jr" 

51 Modad Ti.pper* 

86 John Tobev Jun' 

18 Jonaihun Tobey 

52 Micah Blackwell 

87 Elenzir To'bey '^i 

19 John Perry Jun 

53 Joshua Blackwell 

88 Richard Gower ^H 

20 Elijah Perry 

54 Joshoa Blackwell 

89 Nathnniell Fish ^H 

81 Sam" Perry 


90 Sam' Barber ^H 

22 John Perry 

55 Joshua Blackwell. 

91 John Barlow ^ 

23 Elisha Perry 


93 Sam" Barlow 

24 Ezra Perry* 

56 SamI Gibbs Senr 

94 Nathan Tobey 

25 Benj- Perry* 

57 Thomas Burgess 

95 Will' Tobey 

26 Benj" Perry Jr 

58 Lieut Matthias El- 

96 EdW Diltingham 

27 Abner Perry* 

lis Sen' 


28 Sam" Perry Jun 

59 Malachi Ellis 

97 Cornelius Tobey* 

29 Widow Perrv 

60 Eldud Tupper 

98 Sam" Tobey 

30 Ezra Perry Jun' 

61 Eliakim Tupper* 

99 Gerchom Tobey* 

31 Cupi Nathan Brown 

62 Israel Tupper Dea- 

100 Seth Tobey 

& Marv his Wife 

con & his Wife 

101 Colonel Meletiah 

32 Eliezar Bourn 



33 Benj- Gibbs* 

63 Sam' Tupper 

102 Silas Bourn 

34 Jocuilhan Bourn 

64 Seih Slewarl 

103 Simeon Dillingham 

35 Deac Timoihy 

65 Sell. Fish 

104 Joseph Nye Sen' 

Bourn di Perse- 

66 Maihtas Ellis Jr 

105 F.henezer Perry 

Tcrance his Wife 

67 John Bodfish 

106 Sam' Jennings 

36 Timoihy Perry & 
Desire his Wife 

68 Isaac Jennings 

107 Sam" Smith 

69 Wid Pope 

108 John Smith* 

L ... w 


Extracts Jrom Rev. B. Feasenden's MS. 

109 Cnpt SiL-pSkoir: 
no Richard Landers 

111 HelegNye 

112 Ebenezer Nye 

113 Join) Landers 

114 Benj" Freeman 

115 Will Freeman 

116 Will" Freemun 

117 Jnmes Aikins 

118 John Alkins 

119 Edmoi 

120 John Fish Sen' 

121 John Fish Jun' 

122 Timothy Nye 

123 Jonatlion Nye 

124 Jonalhan Nve 

125 Joseph Nve 

126 Benj" Nve 

127 Joseph Saunde 

128 Shuball Jones 

129 Nathan Nye 

130 Lemuel Nye 

131 Silvanua Gibbs' 

132 Elkanah Smith 

133 Ralph Jones Jr 

134 Nathan Launders 

135 Solomon Davig 

136 Thonius Hicka 

eight Churches colled by y« Rever'' PaaP 
isfyeJ Brethren & Convened at s' Town 

1 Ecclesiastical Counsel ti 

1 Jacob Wheyman ti 
) prosecute it : 

3 he did 

md Church 

g step in y" Revera Postour a 
of EcctesiBstical proceeding, c 
SJ Jacob Wheyman. 

) acknowledge to the Church that he 

ing aforea* charge after y" 

■wiedgem' w 

■ Sev' Postour 

The Result of a Council of « 
and Church ofOburn and disi 
ou Dec. 4, 1706. 

Afier humble application lo Almighty God for his Gracious direction 
and Assistance 4; upon y« hearing iSi duely considering what has been 
offered on boih sides Viz, On y" part ofyo Rev^ Past' and y« Church and 
y" dissatifycd Brethren on y" other p'. 

The Result is as foNowuih, 

1 We apprehend ihat il doth not belong U 
determine ivheiher the Oath of Majt Convi 
p'sen (present) Conlrov ; be in itself really 

2 Wo apprehend il was a wrong step i 
charge of perjury against Maj' Converse & si 
before the Paslour. 

3 VVe apprehend il was a wn 
to bring this matter inlo a Cours 
in their proceeding to e 

4 We nd vise Jacob Wheym 
did wrong in forming and p 
did against Maj' Converse. 

5 Upon his making such ji 
and Church lo restore him to their Comunion. 

6 We liiink that y« great ii awful Sentence of Excomunicatian ought 
not to be passed upon any, without great & weighty reasons, clear evi- 
dence and due deliberation. We further odd. We reckon il very unad- 
visohle and irregidar for brethren to withdraw from y^ Comunion of y* 
Church upon their private dissatisfaction. Inasmuch as contentions among 
Christians bring a great dishonor to y^ name of God and very obstructive 
of almost all manner of good among ihemselvea, We y^fore heartily ad- 
vise, exhort and inireai all our Christian Brethren in Oburn lo be of a 
forgiving Spirit lo one another and all men not to do anything to exas- 
peraie one anoihera Spirits but to avoid all discourses y' may tend lo 
renew or keep in mind former differences, and we are of opinion thai it 
may tend to y* retaining y* presence of God with his church and lo keep 
y* unity ofy" faiih in y' bonds of peace. 

An Account of Getting up my frame. June 23, 1729. 
June 25 Assisting in gelling up y' boards & part of y' frame. Malthias 
Ellis— Scth Siunn— Gamal. Sluan, Israel Tupper Jun', John 
I Bodfiah— Shuball Smith— John Chipman—EdwDillinghanjJuD', 

32 Extracts from Rev. B. Fessenden^s MS. [Jan. 

26 Matthias Ellis— Israel Tupper Junr, Shuball Smith, John Chip- 
man, Edw Dillingham, Peleg fish, John foster, Isaac Jennings 
Jun'. Sam" Oliver, Eben Perry 

26 Weeding Corn— ionat Tobey— Seth Tobey— Abel— Will Num- 
mock — Robin fuller 

26 Stoning y* cellar — Joseph & Amos 

27 Stoning y cellar — Joseph — Amos francis dc Sam" Oliver — p* 
francs 6** — 01 iv 1' — Setting y« Clamp of Brick — Deac Tupper & 
his Sons Israel & Roland & Robin fuller p*^ a shill — Will Barlow 
— John Game — Barber — Sam" Tobey — Moses Dilli — Moses Bod- 
fish — Ephraim Jun** — Tomme & Sam» 

28 Deac Tupper finishing y clamp — Bringing up Timb. Lieut 
Ellis & Grandf Lowe & Team — Deac Ellis — Brother Joseph — 
Amos francis — Robin fuller — brought it up all. 

July 1 Eph Quoy to pulling stones out of old cellar — Levelli ; y« 

3 Raised my House 

4 finished burning brick 

5 Carted boards — Bro* Joseph & Eph, with Malachi^s Oxen 

July 7 Deac Tupper & Amos francis underpinning. Bro' Joseph & 
Two Ephraims & carting stones with* Seth fish' & Seth pope' 
Oxen dz; brothers Horse 

8 Deac Tupper & Amos francis — ^Isaac Freeman — Bro' mowing 

9 Bro' mowing 

10 Isaac finished y' cutting of y" grass behind House & Meeti 

11 A very rainy day, y' Carpenters did not work 

12 Y' Carpenters at work — My rye cut — my Bro' dc Isaac freeman 

14 Y' Carpenters work. Bro" and Eph raked hay 

15 Bro* & Shuball Smith poled y* In {must mean Indian com, 
J, P. JP.) Y' Carpenters at work. Deac Tupper at under- 

16 Carp* at work — Deac Tupper — Isaac — Charles half a day — p** 
him all to half a crown — p** Amos francis 20 s in full 

17 Ye Carps at work alias play. Eph & Bro* howed 20 Rows 

18 Ye Carps at work — Bros w* not Work 

19 Ye Carps at work — Bro* dc Eph at bowing 

21 Chipman — Joseph — Eph dz; a Marthas vineyard Indian a How- 

22 Brother a threshing — Eph a Howing 

23 Brother a threshing — Chipman a Howing half a day — Bcnoni a 
whole day 

24 Sam" Tupper half a day — Chipman mowing half a day 

. 25 Carted 2 loads of stones from Seth Fishs — Gershom Tobey 
loans Oxen 

28 Dan* dc Sam" Wing at work — Saml half a day 

29 Dan' & Sami Wing at work — Deac Tupper & son Sam' — laid 
ye P. M found of y® chimney — P. M. Shuball Smith, Jos. dc Epr 
Raking Meadow 

30 Deac Tupper dc son 4 tear of Brick — Old Ephraim 

31 Deac Tupper & son 2 thirds of a day — laid 6 course of brick — 
Old Eph half a day 

Aug. 1 Deac & son, Isaac Jones dc Stephen, Joseph spreading dc cart- 
ing my Hay 

Nalkatiid Tyler. 


Wing y" 3 former Days & 
son hiilf orihla liuy 


2 Carpenters al work le, D. Si Sai 
half of lliis Day Doac Tupper . 

4 Y< Masons at work — a good Days work — Stephi 
bro- & Epb 

5 Mai Ellis, John Foster, &. lirolher mowe at neck 

7 Ye masons at work — Shaw al work 

13 Ye Carpenters work !o y« 161'' Day of Aug. on ray house at 7 «. 
pr Diem, amounts according to my compulation to 25^° 9 <, in- 
cluding the contingent bargain of 2 )b 

la Sept y« work to y 12"> Day (since ihe conimcncement) 
amounts to i42. 12f. 9rf. 

4 Y* Carpenters work at 7s p' Day comes to X56. 195. Od. 


[CommnnicAled lij Itev. William Tiler, of Fawluckot.] 

ate thai I, Nathaniel Tyler, Tooke w'^in, aboard y* shipp newe 

England, M'chonI, whereof was ma', vnder God, M' Diccory Uorwitlien, 
— wih estate is in money Forescore pounds, to be paid p' M' Nathaniel! 
Oardiner and M' John Sen^ncs by bill of exchange, that is 10' a peece, to 
be paid in London or in Shrewsbury. 

And more — ther is 241 in their hands to be sent by M' James Garrelt, 
I Tuning the aduenture wl" is to come after me v"^[n a month. 

And because our liues are ficle &, mortal! & dangers al sea are many, 
my minde & will is. That If I should die before I ariue in Ncwe England 
that my sonne, Joseph Tyler, liueing io Shrewsbury, shall haue Fifty 
pounds ihereof, and my Loueing wife, Jane, shall haue the resl , — bul if 
il should please the Lord that wee should iKitli dye before we ariue in 
England, ihen my mindc dc will is, that my sonne, Joseph, shall haue all 
my eslate, paying out of thai Forty sliiliings to my sister, Jant Sanford, 
Ihe wife of Edward Sanjord: liueing in London, And this I declare & 
publishe to be my last will & Tesinment, al Boston, in Newe England, 
the l&i' day of October Anno Dni 1652. 

Nalhaniell Tyler hia 
Wilnes here vnto T 

Nathaniel! Sowther. marke 

This will of the aboue said Nalhaniell Tyler was acknowledged before 
me this 16"> of ihe S"" mo. 1653, lo be his last will and Testam'. 
Will" Hibhins Recorder. 
16: October 1652. 
p[ Edward Rawson Record'. 
Capixd from Sufolk Deeds, LH. 1, fol- 248. 

Rev. Joseph B. Felt copied Ihe foilowipg record for me at Salem : — 
Essex Registry of Deeds 1 vol. p. 20. 

29 October 1653 
Nalhaniel Tyler of Lynn in the county of Essex husbandman and Jane 
hia wife hath sold unto Philip Kirlknd of Lynn slioemaker all our lands 
i houses with their appurtenances in Lynn in the county of Essex u 
' Igr deed dated first of October 1652. 


Fragments concerning the Jones Family. 


Thus it appenm lliat Nalljunii 
daya before he made his will, 
two iransacirona, la a single ilen 
ply, and no more, that he was a 
letter of inquiry to Mr. Lewis, a 
resideace in Lyiin in 1640 was 

1 Tyler sold all his esiaie in Lynn a few- 
All ! have learned of him besides these 
in Lewis's History of Lynn, staling sim- 

1 inhabitant of Lynn in 1640. I wrote a 

id received for answer that the fact of hia 

,11 he knew of him. 

[Collected b; J. Garcnbk WaiTe.) 

Zachebye JoHNEs, Geui.buried July 7, 1597, had issue, I. Catharine. 
baptized al St. Dunsiati's in the Wesl, London, December 28, 1594. 
2. Raphe, bapiizcd June 6, 1596, buried at St. Dunslun's in the West, 
London, July 30, 1597. 

Hekry Johnes, Gent, had issue, 1. Thomas, baptized at St. Dunstan's 
in Ihc West, London, November 23, 1596. 2. Eliiabelh, baptized April 
18, 1598. 

William Jones. Vicar of BolJer, Co. Southampton, had a eon, 1. Hen- 
ry, a clockmaker, who died Nov. 20, 1697, oet. 63. He and otheis of 
tiis family were buried at Si. Duiiatan's in the West, London. Arms: az. 
on a bend Gu. three spread eagles Ar. in chief a mullet Or. 

Thomas Jones purchased " The King's Head" jn Chancery Lane, 
London, January 10, 1647. 

Alexander Jones purchased " a house" in Blowhiadder Street, Lon- 
don, and certeine lands in Camberwell, Surry Co., Sept. 27, 1647. 

HuMPORiE Jones and Henrit Jones purchased the manor and lordship 
of Islervin, Flini, and Denb. Co., May 23, 1648. 

John Jones, Esq. and Geo. Twislleton purchased several manors in 
York Co., March 23, 1649, and the said Jones also purchased the manor of 
Gogailh, Henf. Co., July 18, 1650, and the manor of Llandevy Brevye, 
Bishopric of St. Da., Nov. 1, 1650. 

John Jones of London, buried at St. Mary iho Virgin, Mariborough, 
March 29, 1743, had thirty-one children born and baptized, one of whom, 
1. Elisabeth, married Wm. Greenhill, of Grcenhill, Middlesex. Their 
seventh sod, and thirly-ninlk child, pelitloned Government in 169S. 

itoDEKtcK Jones was buried at Farndon, Co. Chester, 1639, 

Thomas Jones, of Crew, was baptized at Farndon, Co. Chester, 1703. 

William Jones, Gent, of Crew, was buried al Wreiham, 1703. 

Rev. Ghent Jones succeeded Rev. Mr. Wake, 1715. Hia wife EUm- 
htth, was buried at Ogboum St. Andrew, Wilts, January 25, 1720. 

William Jones, buried January 6, 1748-9. in the parish of St. Mary 
the Virgin, Mariborough, had issue, I. Arm, baplized April 24, 1722, 
buried in the Church, Oct. 20, 1741. 2. Eliiohelh, baptized February 
24, 1725. 

Sir Thomas Jones, Knight, had a daughter who married Rev. Mr. 
Meyrick, Dec. 14, 1739. 

Tbohas Jones of Oswesiry married Mary , who died April 13, 

1752, aet. 45, at Ellosmere, Co. Salop. Eliiabetk Jones died al Elles- 
mere, Co. Salop. February U, 1771, aet. 35. 

Rev, Lewis Jones, Vicar of Hhuabon. Co. Denbrigh, and Rector of 

Llanymowddy, Co. Merioneth, married Stuan , who died a widow, 

1795, aet. 73. 

Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. 



[Condnned from Vol. XT., pago 157.] 

The Rev. Mr. DANIEL PERKINS of Bridgewaier, was born June 15, 
1697, son of Tobijah and Samh (Denison) Perkins, and grandson of th« 
Rev. William and Elizabeth (Woolon) Perkins of Topafield. [See Reg- 
ialer, Vol. X., p. 211-12.] 

The Rev. Mr. CHARLES CHAUNCY.— [See Register, Vol. X., p. 

Capt. MOSES PRINCE, i ^tj b - ■ v i v 

Capt. JOSEPH PRINCE, of Stratford, J L^la/jf' ' P" 

NATHAN PRINCE, M. A. } .'***-*J w. B. w. 

Mr. EDWARD BROMFIELD, merchant. He was the son of the Hon. 
Edward Bromiield, who was the third son of Henry Bromfieid, Esq., thi 
aon of Arthur Bromfield, Esq., and who was born at Haywood House, iha 
seat of the family, near New Foresl, in Hampshire, in England, on Jan- 
uary 10, 1648. This Edward came here in 1675, and sooa look a dis- 
tinguished position. Edward, tlie Subscriber, was burn Nov. 5, 1695, and 
died April 10, 1756, and in the Boston Gazette of the 19lh is the follow- 
ing: "His ancestors were among the distinguished worlliiea of New 
England, whose names will appear in characters of honor in the annals of 
our church and slate. . . . The town of Boston, his native place, ob- 
served his accomplishments, and called him to fill some of their most 
important places of Intst-, all which he discharged with great honor Id 
himself and advantage to the public. In the House o"" 
appeared the firm uncorrupted patriot ; careful to ass 
lives of llic crown, and lo defend ihe invaluable liberties 
Hia removal is a greal loss to his friends, his family, c 
to him, we have ihe highest reasc 
better than the day of bia birth." 
sermon, which was printed. 

Edward Bromiield, senior, married, iirsi, about 1678, Elizabeth Bra- 
ding, by whom he hud one child, Elizabeth, who died unmarried, in 1717. 
He married, second, Mary, daughter of Rev. Samue! Danforth, June 4, 
1683, and had twelve children, of whom only Edward, Jr. and two 
daughters were alive when their father died, on Ihe 2d of June, 1734. 
The dates of such of these births as I have found recorded, are : — 

I. Edward, b. May 7, 1686; d. 

a. Mary, b. Aug. 23, 1687. 

~ Mary, b. June 2, 1689. 

4. Thomas, b. Sepl. 2, 1690 ; d. 
Sarah, b. Oct. 11, 1692. 

fl. Frances, b. June 8, 1694 ; i 
Sepl. 14,1721. 

7. Edwakd, b. Nov. 5, 1695. 

8. Thomas, b. July 25. 1698. 
" Henry, b. April 13, 1700. 

Edward Bhomfiet.d, Jh,, m. Abigail Coney, Feb. 21, 1722, and had — 
1. Edward, b. Jan. 30, 1723; d. Aug. 19, 1746. 
- 9, 1725. 

1 the just preroga- 
ofthe people. . , . 
md the public. But 
I believe, the day of his death waa 
Thomas Prince delivered hia funeral 

. John Webb of Boston, and died 

. Abigail, 
' 8. Henry, b. Nov. 12, 1727. 

4. John, !). April 25, 1729; d. Snpt. 11, 1730. 
6. Mary, b. SepL 15, 1730 j d. Oci. 2, 1730. 

6. Sanih, b. April 20, 1732. 

7. Thonitts, b Oct. 30, 1733. 

8. Samuel, b. Oct. 7, 1736. 

JOHN BROMFIELD, who is said lo have been ihe youngest son of Ed- 
ward and Abigail Bromfield, wa.s born in 1745, and murried May 3, 1770, 
Ann, daughier of Hubert Roberts of Newburyporl, and hud issue, JoHir, 
born ApriTu, 1779, Edward, and Atin. This John was ihe patron of many 
noble charities among us, his will Icaviug ihem the sum of 9110,000. He 
died December 9, 1849, and the sfTeciion of his surviving sislcr prompted 
the issue of a memoir, from which much of the preceding sketch has been 
compiled. . w. h. w. 

The Hon. EDWARD GODDARD, of Fraroingham. He was born at 
Walertown, Mass.. March 24, 1575, and was ihe sixth child of William 
iind Elizabeth (Miles) Goddurd. William was the son of Edward God- 
dard of , Co, Norfolk, who married a Doyley : he came here in 

1665. William married Elizabeth, daughier of Benjamin Miles, whose 
wife had remarried a Mr. Foot of London. He came here previous to 

1666, and died October 6, 1691 ; his widow died February 8, 1697-S. 
Their children were William, Joseph and Rol^rt, born in London, Ben- 
jamin, Josias and Edward, born here ; besides six olliers, who died 
young. Edward, llie subscriber, married Susanna Sione in June, 1697, 
and had ten children. From the Boston papers of the date of his death, 
February 9, 1754, we learn that his wife wag the sister of Rev. Mr. Stone 
of Harwich ; that he was " a person of very good natural powers, inquisi- 
tive and curious genius, industrious spirit, and considerable improvemenls 
in both divine and political knowledge, esteemed for sobriety, integrity, 
judiciouancas and piety from his youih, being of so good a char- 
acter and a very accurate writer and draughier in almost all sorts of in- 
strumenls, he was in his younger lime encouraged to keep a school for 
wriling and arithmetic in Boston, where he behaved himself to great ac- 
ceptance, contracted an intimate friendship with ihe Rev. Mr. Bridge, . . . 

and other serious and solid men, in whose society he continued 

and grew in esteem and affection, and with mutual pleasure, till pur- 
chasing a farm in Framingham, he Ihoughl il best, for the sake of his 
children, to live upon and improve it. He was many years in commis- 
sion for (he peace, nine years chosen and served as Representative for 
the town in the General Court, and also chose and served three years 
more in his Majesty's Council for ihc Province .... He was one of the 
greatest and most steady patriots, both of civil and religious liberties, in 
iheir largest exicnt, thai ever appeared in the General Assembly in his 

He was a friend and correspondent of Prince. 

[Compiled from the Goddard Genealogy, Worcester, 1833, and Bond's 
WatertowD. — w. H. w.] 

Embowellinq im 1741. — Lord Cathcard died of a flus in the West 
Indies off Dominica ; " his Bowels were interred al St. Kills, and his 
Body embalmed and preserved in a Leaden Coffin, and General Went* 
worth succeeds him." — Botlon Evening Post, 2 March, 1741- 

^ J 


Early SMlers of Block Island^ R. I. 



[Bj J. D. Champlik, Jr. of Stoniogton, Conn.] 

Block Island received its name from that of the Dutch navigator, 
Adrian Blok, who sailed through the Sound and visited it sometime during 
the year 1614. It wa? called Manisses, or the island of the Little Grod, 
by the natives, who were subject to the Narragansetts. It became tribu- 
tary to the English about 1637, and in 1658 the general court of Massa- 
chusetts granted all their right in it to Governor John Endicott, Richard 
Bellingham, Gen. Daniel Denison and Major William Hathorne. These, 
in turn, disposed of it, in 1660, to *^ John alcock feseslon and com- 
pany,^* for the sum of ^400. The first settlements were made about 
1662. I give below a list of freemen in 1684, copied from the records 
verbatim ti literalim. * 

** At A Town Metting held the ninth of July In the year on thousand 
six hundred seventy 8 It was Concluded that the freemen of the Town 
ther names Should be Recorded In the Town Record : 

Mr. Robart Guttereg: 
Mr. Nathaniel Nils: 
Mr. Petur gcorge: 
Mr. Simon Ray: 
beniamin nils: 
Eadward ball: 
Mr. Nathaniel winslo: 
nathaniel mot: 
tormed rose: 
William tosh: 
Mr. hancock: 
John gunel: 
John nils: 
John daudg: 
will daudg: 
thrusterum daudg: 
John ackers: 
Josiah helling: 
mr. hares: 
James Sands: 
John Mott: 
Samuel gorg: 
thomas rathbone: 
William rathbone: 
Jose Codingtun: 
nat. bregs: 
will. Jud: 
John Rathbone: 
Daniel tosh: 
Mr. James Sands Senr. 

Mr. Simon Ray: 
Mr. Petter gorg: 
Mr. John Williams: 
Robart Guttrig: 
Captain John Sands: 
John Rathbon Senior: 
Nathanell Nyles: 
John Nyles: 
James Sands Jr: 
Thomas Mitchell: 
John Rathbon Junior: 
Thomas Rathbon: 
trustrum Daug Junior: 
Samuel gorg: 
William daug: 
John daug: 
John Grenell: 
nathaniel Briges: 
William Tosh: 
Tormot Roosse: 
William haress: 
Trustrum Daug Senior: 
Edward Baall: 
John Akers: 
William Rode: 
Bengiman Nyles: 
William Rathbone: 
Jossiah helling: 
Josey Bellington: 
Alsxaoder Junor:** 

In the above list **Daug*^ means Dodge, and **hares,*^ Harris. It 
will be observed that some of the names are repeated. 

Death of an Aged Man. [Jan. 

The following are the Lnscri|>lioDS Jrom ihe lombslones of Iwo of ihe 
first settlers of the islond : — 

THE 13 1695 

This Monument 

Is erected to the Memory 

Of SIMON BAY Esquire 

One of the original Propriciore 

Of this Island 

He was largely concerned 

In selling the Township 

And was one of the chief Magislrales 

And suet) W03 his Benevolence 

That besides the Care which he look 

Of iheir civil Interests 

He frequenily instructed them 

In the more iinporlonl Concerns 

Of our holy Religion 

Be was deprived of his eyesight many Years 

Chearfully submitting to the will of God 

His life being in this trying Instance 

As in all others 

A Lovely Example of Christian Virtue 

He died on the H"" of March 1737 

In the 102°'' Year of his Age. 

There is quite a number of ancient tombstones on the island, all — with 
the exception of one — in a good slate of preservation. Il would seem 
that the early inhabitants were more particular to mark the resting placet 
of their friends than many of their cotemporarics of the main land. 

Death of *!* Aged Mas. — Abram Filz-John Channell died at George- 
Tille,C.E.,on the 9th instant, aged about one hundred and ten years. He 
was born in Shcffbrd, Bedfordshire, Eng., and was apprenticed to Harris 
Varden, tailor, Wbitehorao Yard, Drury lane, London. At eighteen years 
of age he was impressed, and made one or more cruises on board an 
English man-of-war. He then engaged in Ihe merchant service, and in 
the courae of a few years found himself in Chebaco Pariah, Ipswich, Ms., 
where for many years he successfully carried on the business of tnilorinB 
and hotel keeping. He resided for many years in that pari of Ipswich 
DOW called Essex. From Essex he removed to his late residence in 
Canada. He was a man of great activity, energy and enterprise, and his 
uniform habits of temperance doubtless contributed many a year to his 
long life. He had descendants of the fiAh generation whom his own 
eyes have looked upon, and whom his arms have held. — Journal, Jatni- 
try 21, 1858. 


1859.] Genealogy of the McKinstry Family. 39 


[Bj Hon. William Willis, of Portland, Me.] 
[Concladed from Vol. XII., p. 326.] 

IIL PRISCILLA, the eldest daughter of Dr. McKinstry, married John 
Hazen, Sept. 2, 1787. Mr. Hazen was nephew of General Hazen of 
N. H., who served in the French war, and also with reputation in the war 
of the revolution ; he died without issue in New York, in 1802. The 
nephew, after his marriage, established himself on a large and valuable 
farm at the junction of the Oromucto River with the St. John, in New 
Brunswick, where he died. They had twelve children, as follows : 

IV. * Eliza, b. July 14, 1788 ; m. Samuel Kimball, Esq., of Con- 
cord, N. H. * William McKinstry, b. April 26, 1790. 

• George Leonard, and John, twins, b. July 16, 1792. 

• Marv Ann, b. June 1, 1796. * James, b. March 9, 1798. 

• Robert, b. March 28, 1800. ^ Thomas, b. Jan. 4, 1802. 

• Sarah, b. March 16, 1704. • Charlotte, b. April 26, 1806. 
" Nathaniel Merrill, b. April 24, 1808. 

Mr. Hazen and his wife both died in New Brunswick. 

III. SARAH, the 2d daughter of Dr. McKinstry,* married Major Caleb 
Stark, in Haverhill, in 1787. Major Stark was the eldest son of Gen. John 
Stark, of revolutionary fame, and was born Dec. 3, 1759. He accompa- 
nied his father as a volunteer, and was present at the battle of Bunker 
Hill ; soon after was appointed ensign in Capt. George Reid's company, 
in the 1st N. H. Regiment. He served in I^ew York and Canada ; he 
was an adjutant in the battles of Trenton and Prmceton ; was present 
at the battle of Saratoga, and Springfield, N. J. ; served as adjutant 
general of the Northern Department, in 1778 and 1781, and continued 
in service to the close of the war. After the peace he engaged in mer- 
cantile pursuits ; was awhile established in Boston with his brother-in-law, 
John McKinstry, and engaged in manufacturing at Pembroke, N. H. 
He was a man of great courage, energy, and perseverance through life. 
He died in Ohio, August 26, 1838, where he had proceeded to establish 
a claim to land granted for military services. The principal residence of 
bis family was a fine seat in Dunbarton, N. H., which still belongs to the 
family, and is their summer resort. 

Mrs. Stark died Sept. 11, 1839, aged 72. Their children were : 

IV. * John William, d. Jan. 6, 1836, without issue. 

' Harriet and Sarah, twins. Sarah d. in infancy. Harriet is living. 
' Elizabeth, m. Samuel Newell of Boston, and is living. 
^ Charles and Sarah, twins, both dead. Charles unmarried. Sa- 
rah married Joshua Winslow. 

• Henrt, married and living. ^ Charlotte, livmg unmarried* 

• Mary Anne, died unmarried. • Caleb, living unmarried. 

• David McKinstry, died unmarried, Oct. 26, 1832. 

Of thes^, Harriet, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Henry and Caleb are surviving, 
(1858.) Harriet, Charlotte and Caleb, unmarried. Elizabeth married 
Samuel Newell, and has one son surviving. Sarah married Joshua Wins- 
low of Boston, both dead, leaving one son, a lieutenant in the navy. 
Caleb is a graduate of H. C, 1823, and by profession a lawyer, but has 

Genealogy of the McKinttry Family. [Jan. 

given his principal allenlion lo literary and hislorical studies. He has 
published a life of his grandfuiher, the celebrated General, und memoirs 
of bis father and oiher members of the family. I am indebted to him 
for many inlereeiing fucts contained in this notice. 

III. MARY, the third dooghler of Dr, HcKinslry,' married Benjaisin 
Willis, January 9, 1791. He was the eldest son of Benjamin Willis, who 
w&s born in Bosion, 174S, only son of Benjamia Willis, of that lown, who 
died in 1745. Mr. Willis, born in Cliarlestown, March, 1768, theo lived 
in Haverhill, lo which place his family had (led from ihe flames of Charles- 
town, where tbey then resided, June 17, 1775, He moved to Portland, 
Me., in 1603, and to Boston in 1815. His wife died in Boston, Ftib. 12, 
1847, after a union of fifty-six yenra; he died Oct. 1, 1853, aged 85 yeare 
and over 7 months. They had eight children, viz : 

IV. ' Benjamin, born at Haverhill, Nov. 16, 1791. 
» William, " " " Aug. 31, 1794. 

3 GsoBUE, " " " June 16, 1797, d. Oct. 24, 1844. 

« Thomas, " " " March 15, IROO, d. July, 1814, unm. 

» Hbkbi-, " '^ " April 13. 1803. 

• Mary, " " Portland, Dec. 14, 1805. 

' Elizabeth, " " " Oct. 25, 1807, d. May 3, 1856. 

■ Thomas Leonaed, b. ai Portland, April 4, 1813, d. Sept. 13, 1845. 
IV. Beniahin,' marrictl Eiir.nbetb Sewall, daugliter of Col. Joseph 
Muy of Boston, Sept. 19, 1817. She died in 1822, leaving Iwo 
children, Hamilton and Elizabeth, The latter married Thomas 
G. Wells, and with her father and family is now living at Wal- 
polc, N.,H. Hamilton married Louisa Winsbip and lives in 
Boston. He was a successful merchant in Portland, until he 
retired from business on a competency. 
IV. William," graduated at Harvard College in 1813 ; was admitted 
to Ihe Sulfolk Bar in 1617 ; moved to Portland in 1819, where 
he is aiill in the practice of his profession. He married, in 
1623, Julia, B daughter of the Hon. Ezekiel Whitman, late 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Maine, by whom he has 
had eight children, all of whom died unmarried, except Julia, 
born 1829; married to Dr. Barron C. Watson, in 1852, and 
now resident in New York ; and Henry, bom June 5, 1831, 
married to Adeline Filch, 1855, and is living in Portland, in 
the practice of law. Each has one child, (1858.) 
IV, Geobge,' late a merchant in Portland, .Me. ; married. 1st, Caroline, 
dau);hter of Col. Richard Hunnewell, hy whom he had one 
child, which died in infancy, 2d, Clarissa May, daughter of 
Caleb Hall, Esq., by whom he had nine children ; three sons, 
George H., Benjamin W., and Caleb Hall, with "five daughters,, 
survive. He died Oct. 24, 1844. His sons are unmarried ; 
four daughters are married and have issue. 
IV. Henby,* a merchant ; resides in Roxbury, Mass., unmarried. He 

represents ihai city in llie Legislature in 1858. 
IV. Mary,' married the Hon. James H. Duncan of Haverhill. Mass., 
June 28. 1826. He is a graduate of H. C, 1812. By him she 
has had thirteen children, of whom nine are living, viz., three 
Bons — James H., a graduate of Brown Univer. ; Samuel W., 
now a member of thai institution, and George W. None of 
the children are married but Mary W., who was married to 

1869.J Genealogy of the McKinstry Family, 41 

Mr. Harris of Illinois, in 1857. Mr. Duncan was born in 
Haverhill, Dec. 5, 1793, son of James Duncan, a descendant 
of the Scotch-Irish stock of Londonderry. He has twice rep- 
resented his District in Congress, been a member of the Council, 
and held other important ofHces. 

IV. Elizabeth,^ married the Hon. Henry W. Kinsman of Newbury- 
port, son of Dr. Aaron Kinsman of Portland and Ann Willis, 
sister of Benjamin, Oct. 1, 1828. He was born in Portland, 
1803 ; graduated at Dartmouth College, and was connected in 
law business with Daniel Webster, in Boston, prior to his moving 
to Newburyport. He has represented his State in the Senate 
and House of Bepresentatives of Massachusetts. By his wife 
he had eleven children, all unmarried ; three daughters only 
survive. His wife died May 6, 1856, aged 49. 

IV. Thomas Leonard,' a merchant, afterwards farmer in Illinois ; 
married Charlotte Elizabeth, daughter of Caleb Hall, Esq., of 
Bucksport, Oct. 11, 1832. They had six children, three only 
survive, two daughters and one son, Thomas L. One daugh- 
ter, Ellen, in 1857, married Joseph A. Ware of Portland, now 
of Chicago, 111. He died Sept. 13, 1845, aged 33. 

III. ELIZABETH, the fourth and youngest daughter of Dr. William 
McKinstry,' born Oct. 26, 1772, was married to Samuel Sparhawk of 
Portsmouth, in 1803. Mr. Sparhawk was a man of fine family, was con- 
nected with the Hon. Nathaniel Sparhawk of New Hampshire, and him- 
self held many offices in his native State, of honor and trust. He was 
several years Secretary of State, and a man of unimpeachable integrity 
and honor. They had but three children. 

IV. * Oliver, married, and died without issue. * Thomas. 

' Elizabteh, married Edward Winslow, son of Isaac Winslow of 
Boston, and has no children. 
IV. Thomas resides in Amesbury, Mass. ; married a Scotch lady and 
has children. He is a physician, skilful and in good practice. 

II. PAUL, the fifth child and youngest son of the Rev. John' of Elling- 
ton, born Sept. 18, 1734, died March 14, 1818. He had three wives. 
By the 1st, Sarah Laird of Stafford, Conn., he had five children born in 
Ellington, viz : Alexander,' Salmon, ^ Alvin,* Elizabeth,^ Alice.* 
By his second wife he had two children, Sarah,* and William,^ who 
were bom in Bethel, Vermont, to which place their parents had moved. 
By his dd wife he had no children. His Ist wife d. Aug. 5, 1778, a. 36. 

III. ^ Alexander, his eldest son, was born Dec. 12, 1764, and died in 

Vermont, Feb. 15, 1817. He had seven children, one son and 
six daughters. His son, Alexander,^ is living in Syracuse, 
N. Y., in 1858 ; he has three sons and one daughter. 

III. ' Salmon, b. Oct. 2, 1766 ; married and had a family in Stafford, 
Conn., of five sons and seven daughters. 

IIL • Alvin, b. July 3, 1769 ; died Oct. 3, 1853 ; left one son, Paul, 
and one daughter, Emily. Paul is living (1857) in Newbury, 
Vt., and has had eight children, viz. : three sons and five 
daughters ; six are living. 

in. * EuzABETH, b. Nov. 28, 1771 ; married Loomis,and had 

a large family. 

in. * Alice, b. Aug. 17, 1774 ; married Othniel Eddy of Vermont, 
and had nine children. 

42 Genealogy of the McKinstry Family. [Jan. 

in. * Sakah, b, 1783 ; married Joel Eiidy, brother of Olhiiiel, and had 
nine children, seven sons and iwo daus. Six living in 1857. 

III. ' WiLLrAM, b. May 19, 1784. He is living, a respeciable and 
wealthy rnerchanl, in Middlelown, Conn., 1858. He has recenlly erected 
B handsome monument lo his grandparenls, the Rev. John McKinstry' 
and wife, over tlicir remains, in the ancient burying ground in Ellington, 
with Buitable inscriptions. In September, 1831, he married Harriet M., ft 
daughter of Pliineas Dean of Chatham, Conn., but has no children. 

Another branch of the McKinstry family came lo this country. Tra- 
dition and circumstances furnish strong evidence of a common origin with 
the branch I have been describing, and i conjecture that they descended 
either from a brother or son of Rodger. The first comer of this family was 

I. Capi. JOHN McKINSTRY, who was born in Armagh, in ihe 
Province of Ulster, Ireland, in 1712. He married Jane Dickie, widow of 

Belknap, of the Connly of Antrim. He came to this country 

about 1740 ; remained near Boston, awhile, then went to Londonderry, in 
New Hampshire, where his first son, Johk, was born, 1745. His other 
children were, Thomas, David. Charles and Sarah. Sarah, b. 1754; 
married Dr. Bird, of Hinsdale, N. Y., and had two daughlera, Nancy and 
Hannah. She died in 1780, aged 26. Mrs. McKinstry (Belknap) had 
one son by her first husband, who was an otliccr in the British army, and 
was in the service at New York, at ihe lime of the revolution. A meeting 
was concerted between him and his brother-in-law, John McKinstr)', about 
Ihe lime the British were evacuating New York, but it failed by the fleet's 
Bailing before his brother reached the place of appointment. They were 
officers in the opposing forces. Capl. McKinstry was also an officer in 
the English army ; he died at Hinsdale, in N. Y., Oct. 6, 1776, aged 64. 

II. JOHN, son of Capl. John,' h. 1745 ; marned Elizabeth Knox of 
Rumford, Conn., by whom he had eight sons and three daughters, viz. : 

' James, b. in Blandford, Mass., May 2, 1767 ; d. April 1, 1768. 
'Racrsl, b. March 16, 1769 ; married Sturgeon Sloan, an American 

officer, and died without issue, May 16, 1855. 
•George, b. at Hinsdale, Jan. 20, 1772; living with a family, in 

Hudson, 1858. 

• Elizabeth, b. at Hinsdale, Nov. 34, 1774 ; married Waller T. Liv- 

ingston and had issue. 

• John, b. at Hinsdale, Aug. 5, 1777 ; married and had issue. 

• William, b. al Hinsdale, Dec. 25, 1779 ; married and had issue. 

T Henbt, b. al Hinsdale, Oct, 10, 1782; married and living in Hudson. 
' Sarah, b. at Hudson, April 5, 1785 ; died Oct. 31, 1786. 

• Ansel, b. at Hudson, Sept. 30, 1787; living at Hudson, 1858. 

" Nathawiel Green, b. at Hinsdale, April 23, 1791 ; d. Scpt.4, 1794. 

" Robert, b. at Livingston, Oct. 9, 1794 ; living al Hudson, 1858. 

John, II., saw some service in the French war, though young ; and at 
the commencement of the revolution joined the American army ; was at 
the bottle of Bunker Hill and the principal northern battles. He was 
taken prisoner at •' the Cedars," in Canada, and came near losing liis 
life to gratify savage revenge. He was bound to a stake and the faggots 
piled around him; when, it occurring to him ihal the Indian chief, Brandl, 
was a mason, he communicated to him the masonic sign, which caused his 
immediate release and subsequent good ireatmenl. He was afterwards 
promoted to a colonelcy in n New York regiment, and served during the 
war. He died at Livingston, June 9, 1822 ; his widow, April 7. 1833. 

1869.] Genealogy of the McKinstry Family. 43 

II. THOMAS, son of Capt John,' married, Ut, Elizabeth Green, by 
whom he had Nancy and Thomas. By his 2d wife, he had Sarah, 1782, 
died 1851 ; HoUis died in Miqhigan, unmarried, 1858, and Orenzo. Hollis 
was the last surviving member of this family. 

II. DAVID, son of John,* m. Martha Cauley, by whom he had two 
sons, Charles and David ; and four daus. Mary ^ Susan, Clarissa and Sarah. 

II. CHARLES, son of John,' born at Blandford, 1755; mar. Tabitha 
Patterson, at Hinsdale, where he was living in 1774; she^ died, 1787, 
aged 32. In 1790, he married Nancy Norton of Farmington, who died 
May 24, 1798, aged 35. He died at Hinsdale, Dec. 31, 1819, aged 64. 
By his 1st wife, he had — 

• Jane, married Asahel Porter, 1796, and had one son, Thomas, bom 

1798. They all died in Greenfield, N. Y. • 

'David Charles, b. August 12, 1778; married and died at Ypsilanti, 
in Michigan, Sept. 9, 1856, leaving issue. 

• Sallt, b. Aug 13, 1780 ; died at Hinsdale, April 17, 1845 ; married 

Augustus Tremain, 1798, and had issue, Charles Patterson, d. 1834, 
Augustus Porter, and Jane. ^ Olive, b. June 9, 1783 ; d. 1788. 

• Justus, b. Oct. 27, 1785; died at the Astbr House, N. Y., May 21, 

1849. • Daughter, died at birth, 1787. 

By second wife, Nancy Norton, he had — 

• Charles Norton, b. Jan. 16, 1792 ; d. at Hinsdale, 1794. 

• Melinda, b. June 12, 1794 ; married Henry Loop of Hempstead, 

L. I., 1829, and has one son, Charles Norton Loop, a merchant in 
New York. She is the only survivor of the children, and is living 
in Hempstead, 1858. 

• Nancy, b. July 28, 1796 ; married Bowen Whiting, Sept. 18, 1819, 

by whom she had one son, John Nicols, b. at Geneva, 1821, and is 

a lawyer in New York. She died at Geneva, July 24, 1847, and 

husband, at the same place, Dec. 1849. 
" Marianne, b. May 16, 1798 ; d. May 24, 1798. 

His 3d wife, whom he married at Great Harrington, Jan. 18, 1803 
was Bernice Egliston, who died April 2, 1845, aged 76 — by her, 
" Edward Whiting, b. June 24, 1804 ; d. April 9, 1805. 
" Edwin, b. Nov. 10, 1805 ; died at Metamoras, March 9, 1849. 

I add to what I have said above of the children of Charles, the son of 
John (1), the following particulars. 

III. DAVID CHARLES, his 2d child, married Nancy Whiting Backus, 
1805, who is now living at Ypsilanti ; their children were — 

^ Japibs Paterson, b. at Hinsdale, 1807, commander in U. S. N. ; mar- 
ried Jan. 23, 1858, Mary W. Smart, daughter of the late Gen. J. R. 
Williams of Detroit. 

' Sarah Ingbrsoll, b. 1809 ; living in Ypsilanti. 

'Augustus Tremain, b. 1811 ; living at Ypsilanti. 

^ Justus, b. at Hudson, 1814 ; grad. at West Point, 1838 ; married Susan 
McKinstry, daughter of George McKinstry (III.), 1838, and has three 
sons living — Charles Frederick, James H., and Carlisle P. He is 
a major in the U. S. Army. 

* Ann, b. at Detroit, 1817 ; married Houston Van Clive, 1849, and hat 

one daughter, Margaretta, and is living at Ann Arbor, Mich. 

* Charles, b. at Detroit, 1819 ; graduated at New Brunswick, 1848t 

and was a lawyer in New York ; died June 23, 1855. 

* Elisha Willlams, b. at Detroit, 1824. Judge of Sup. Court, California. 

III. GEORGE, 3d child of Col. John," b. 1773; married Susan ITam- 
ihon. daughler of Patrick Humilton, M. D., of Canaan, N. Y., and is tiow 
living in Hudson, N. Y. Their children were— 

' Ei.izA, b. in Canaan, Aug. 17, 1802 ; d. Feb. I. 1804. 

* Alexander H., b. in Aihens. N. Y., Feb. 17, 1805 ; mar. Angelina 

Pease and had five .children, viz.. : ' Elisha, b. 1^32, d. at St. Fe ; 
■ • George B., b. 1834 ; ' Oliver W., b. 1837 ; * Nora and Kwhlene. 
died in infancy; * Cbaries A., 1844. The mother is living at St. 
Louis with her children. 
■JitNK P., b. in Hudson, Nov. 21, 1808; living in Hudson. 

* George, b. in Hudson, Sept. 15. 1810 ; living in California. 

* James, b. in Hudson, Dec. 25, 1812; d. in infancy. 

■ Susan, b. in Hudson, June 1, 1814 ; married her kinsman, James P. 
McKinstry, son of David Charies (II.), a major in the U. S. A., sta- 
tioned in Florida, and had five children, viz. : Angelica and Susan 
H., both d. in infancy ; ' Charles F., b. 1843 ; * James H., b. 1846 ; 
"Carlisle, b. 1854. 

* Chahles, b. in Hudson, Sept. 17, 1816 ; d. at Perry, Mo., April 14, 

1841. He m. Ellen H. Avery, had one dau., Cassandra, b. at Clav. 

crock, N. Y., 1840, d. 1845. " His widow m. his brother, Augustus. 
' John, b. at Hudson, Sept 9, 1818 ; d. Jan. 3, 1824. 
' AuousTDs, b. at Hudson, Dec. 5, 1821 ; is living at Hudson, 1858. 

He married his brother Charles's widow, and has two children : 

Jeannie, b. Nov, 5, 1851, and George A„ b. Feb. 20, 1855. 
III. ELIZABETH, dau. of Co!. John.^ b, 1774 ; d. 1841 ; married 
Waller T. Livingston of Livingston, N. Y., and had five children, viz. : 
' William R., b. May 1,1799. 
' Susan M., b. June 12. 1802 ; d. Aug. 20, 1805. 

* Jane. b. Sept. 4, 1804 ; married Hon. John Sanders of Schenectady, 

and had three children, Walter T„ Eugene L., and Mary E. 

* Marv T., b. Huy 20. 1810 ; d. Dec. 11. 1838. 

•SpsAN, b. May 4, 1816; married Peter Van Deusen of Greonport, 
L. I., and had Mary L., Anna. Jeannie, Livingston, and one died. 
The mother, Elizabeth, Ja living at Greenport, 1858. 

in. JOHN, son of Capt. John,' b. 1777; married 1st, Elizabeth 
Smith, and had — ' Mart Ann. 

' Wii.LiAM H., married Isi, Elizabeth Gnvelt, by whom he had one 
child, who died in infancy. By 2d wife he had four children, — 
Edwin, Charies, Mary and John, living In Greenpori. 

* Eliza, married George Decker of Greenport, and had Jacob, living In 

New York ; Robert, dead ; Helen living at Greenport with parents. 

* Rachel, married Dr, Charles H. Skiff of New Haven, and had two 

children, viz. : Elizabeth died an infant, and Charles, living with 
parents in New Haven. ' Robert. 
By 2d wife, Salome Root, he had — 

* Sloa' ! ^''' ''*''"8 '« nison. III., with whom their molher is living. 

The father died Sept. 30, 1846. 
III. WILLIAM, son of Col. John.' b. Dec. 25, 1779, d. Dec. 2, 1829 ; 
married Rebecca Barnard, and had Daniel P. and William C, who died 
at sea. William C. married Amelia Luddington, and had four children. 
Eliza, 3d child of William, married Waller B. Crane, and has two 
children, living with her at Rondouti N. Y. 

185ft] Qmiealogy of the McKinstry Family. 4S 

m, HENRY, SOD of Col. John,« b. 1782 ;. married Julia Day, widow 
of Capt Gardiner, by whom he had six children, viz. : 

* Henry, b. June 29, 1808 ; d. 1809. 
'Philo, b. Maiyh 14, 1810 ; d. 1810. 

• Helen, b. April 17, 1811 ; d. 1847, at Greenport. She mar. William 

Griggs of Greenport, and had one son, now living in New York. 
^ Delia, b. Sept. 1, 1813 ; d. 1815 at Catskill. 

• Edward H., b. Aug. 21, 1815 ; d. 1836 at Catskill. 

* Sherwood, b. Aug. 4, 1823 ; d. 1823 at Catskill. 

He is living at Hudson, having survived all his children. 

ni. ANSEL, son of Col. John,* b. 1787 ; living at Hudson, 1858' 
He married, 1st, Sarah McKinstry, and had — ^ Elizabeth, b. 1817, d. 
young ; a 'Son, died an infant ; and 'Delia, b. 1821, d. 1833. By his 
M wife, Caroline Bemis, he has no issue, 

III. ROBERT, son of Col John,* b. 1774 ; married Sally Hammond 
and has no issue ; is now living at Hudson. 

I find a third and distinct branch of the McKinstry family, which came 
to this country at a different time from either of the other two. They, 
as well as the others, went from the vicinity of Edinburgh to Ireland. 
The grandfather and father of William, the first of this branch who came 
to this country, emigrated from Scotland to Carrickfergus in Ireland, prior 
to 1700. 

I. WILLIAM, born in Carrickfergus in 1722 ; immigrated to this 
country in 1740 or Ml, and landed in Boston. He went first to Medfield, 
where he remained about seven years. He then established himself in 
that part of Sturbridge which is now Southbridge, Mass., in 1748, on a 
farm, which has ever since been occupied by his descendants, in a direct 
line, to the present day. In 1751 he married Mary Morse, by whom ho 
had thirteen children, viz. : 

II. ' Jambs, married and had thirteen children, as hereinafter stated. 
' Sarah, married and died in New York in 1814. 

* William, married Esther Robbins, and had a family, as hereafter 

^ MoLLT, married Ephraim Bacon, and died without issue, 1828. 

* Amos, was a soldier in the army of the revolution. He moved to 

Vermont, where he died in 1844, leaving a family. His sons 
are all dead. 

* JoHif , also a soldier in the army ; married and moved to the neigh- 

borhood of Seneca Falls, in New York, where he died, leaving 
a family. Two of his sons only living. One, Horace H., in 
Stillwater, Minnesota, the other in Michigan. 

* Experience, married and moved to Vermont, where she died, 

leaving issue. 

* Elizabeth, married William Saunders, and died in Charlton, 1852. 

* Joseph, died in Sturbridge, 1809, unmarried. 
'^ Margabbt, died in Connecticut,1822. 

" Alexander, died in infancy. 
" Jane, died in Sturbridge, 1793, unmarried. 
'* Nathan, a distinguished physician and surgeon, died in Newbury, 
Vt., unmarried, in 1815* 


Genealogy of the McKinslry Family. 

II. JAMES, the eldest son of William (I,), married Lois DU i 
and died in Soulhbridge. By her he had Uiirteen children, viz. : 

III. ' James. ' Nawcy. 

' Alexandeb. • David, clieJin 1867. 

• Ansa. " Dawiel. 
'Lors. " Mabtha. 

' Mabv. " Moses, died youog. 

' William. " Moses. 

' Bemjamih, died in 1857. 
Descendanis of ihe foregoing cTiildren of James (II.) are numert 
much scatlered over ihe country, 1 regret that 1 have noi [he m 
giving a more extended account of ihem. 

11. WILLIAM, 3d son of William (I.) i 
1785, and had children os follows, viz. ; 
ni .* JoHM, born in 1786. • William. 

* Elizabeth. * Silas, died in 1856. 

m. JOHN, son of William (II.) is now living 
the father of John O., Esq. a member of the Houa 
Massachusetts, in 1958, from Southbridge. 


;d Esther Robbina i 



at Southbridge. 
of Representn; 
3 born in 1786 
ried Kezia Batcheller of Charlton, born 1767, and lives on the homestead, 
which has been in the family 110 years. His seven children were — 
IV. ' Mabv, died in infancy. 

' Prevosters, married twice. By his first wife he bad 
V. ' John H.,who lives in Brighton, Iowa. 

■ Elliot F., who lives with hia father in Southbridge. 
By his 2d wife he has one son and three daughters, all minors. 
3 William P., son of John (111.^ is married and has thi 

tera ; Mary, Elizabeth, and Alice. 
*Mai«illee, married Verney Fiske, and has had nine children; 
otie daughter and two sons dead; live sons and one daughter 
living. The eldest son, Joha D. Fiske, was married in 1867, 
and lives in Chelsea, Mass. 

* Et-tZA, married Adam Miller, who died in 1849, leaving two 

children, Frank and Anna. She remains a widow. 

* A daughter, married Adolphus Mernam,'by whom she has had 

one daughter, Lucy, and two sons, Joseph and an infant, 
' John O., married Elizabeth R. Spaulding, born in Thompson, Ct., 
and has had five children ; Charles O. and George F., deceased ; 
John Willard, Eliza and Ira Jacobs — the eldest nine years old, 

III. WILLIAM, 4th child of William 2d, married Matilda Marcy, by 
whom he has had — 

IV. ' Esther, married to Aretas Hooker ; she died scvern! years .since, 

leaving one son and one daughter, 

'Elijah, unmarried, 

^ Nathan, married Hannnh Taylor, by whom he had five chil- 
dren, of whom four are living, viz. ; Mary, Lemuel, George B., 
and Jude. 

* William, married Mary Ann Kitchen, by whom ho has two 

children, Csssius and Charlotte. 



John Oreen. 47 

* John A., unmarried. 

* Mart, married George Brackett ; lire in Sturbridge ; no children. 
He is btili living. 

in. SILAS, 5th child of William McKinstry (II.), married Lucy Twiss, 
by whom he has had two children, who have died, and the following, 
who survive. Albert, James T., Charles and Asa, living in South- 
bridge, and Henrt in Kanzas, all unmarried. Silas died in 1856. 

III. ELIZABETH, 2d child and eldest daughter of William (II.) mar- 
ried Asa Dresser, by whom she had seven children ; only one, Stlvesteb, 
is living. Silas, another son, married and led seven children, all living 
except one. Their only daughter married and left one son, Julius 
Knowlton. Elizabeth is living. 

in. MARY, 2d daughter and Sd child of William (II.), married Luther 
Clemence, by whom she had six children, all living, viz. : ^ Haebt, mar- 
ried and has two children. ' Fidelia, unmarried. 'John McK., married 
and has one son living, one dead. ^ Merct, married Washington White 
of Charlton, and has one child living and unmarried. Mary is still living. 

My account of this family is very imperfect. I did not know of its 
existence until last winter, and did not receive the minutes I now publish 
until the preceding part of my manuscript had gone to press. The nu- 
merous members of this branch, from what I believe to be a common 
stock, springing from the midlands of Scotland, and now contributing by 
their industry, intelligence and skill, to build up the towns and waste 
places of our western world, had their primal seat in this country, at 
Southbridge, where many of the elder race remain to preserve and per- 
petuate the sound principles they inherited from their virtuous ancestors. 
I hope this imperfect notice will incite them or some of them to collect 
and transmit full details of all branches of this respected and honorable 


(JoHK Gbbbw was the son of Perciral and Ellen Green of Cambridge, and was bom 
Jnne» 1636, and died March 3, 1691. He married, Oct. 20, 1656, Rath, daughter of 
Edward Michelson, Esq., and had a large family of children, among whom was tha 
Bev. Joseph Green of Salem Tillage, now Danvers. 8. A. G.) 

The Grov' 6e Councill have made choice of John Green to be y« Mar- 
shall Grenerall for this Colony, till other orders be taken ; desiring y^ 
consent of y« Representatives hereto. 

7: 4«»: 89 V order, Tho: Danforth 

Not consented to, attest p' Ebenezer Prout, CI. 

State Archives^ vol. 107, p. 85. 

Boston, 15 August, 1689. 
Mr. John Green is appointed Marshall Generall of this Colony for 
present, 6e until a further settlement. 

Voted in the affirmative by the Govern' and magistrates. 

Is^ Addington, Sec*^ 
Consented to, by Representatives. 

Dated as aboves^ Ebenezer Prout, Clerk. 

State Archives, vol. 107, p. 265. 

Harl/ord Records. 



[Tniucribed by Luoms M. Boltwood of Amherst, Cor. Mem. of H. and Q. Soc.] 
[CoDtinned from Vol. XII., p»ge 336 of Begister.) 

William Long Son of Thomas Long was born February 4"' 1669. 

Mary Marshall daughier of Tho Marshall was born May 10, 1670. 

John his son was born 24'i' of feb' 1671. 

William his son was born 21" of April! 1674. 

Thomas his -ion was born the 3^ Ociob' 1676. 

Elizabeih his daughter was burn 33* OcIob- 1678. 

Sarah his daughier was born 'il'^^ of March 1681. 

Benjamin his son was born 22«h of feb. 1684. 

John Merrills the son of John Mer[il3] Jun' & his wife Sarrah was born 
the 29"' of Septembf 1695. 

Sarmh Merrills was Born Jan' 13«> 1696. 

Ebenezf was Born the Ifi'h of Decern 1698. 

Naihan" was born July l.^t'' 1702. 

Anne was born Novemb' Ifi"" 1704. 

Caleb was born July 14 1707. 

Lyditt was born Novemb' 24" 1709. 

Page 16. 

Joseph Mygalt son of Joseph Mygatt & Sitrrah his wife was born 27'* 
Oct. 1678. 

Susanna was bom 1 day of octob' 1680. 

Mary was born 4'* Decemb' 1682. 

Jacob was bom 9"' Decembr 16S4 & Dyed 29" Jan" 1684. 

. 1687. 

Sarrah wi 
Zubulon 1 
Doriihy w 

wife born Sep" 28'b 1717. 

a Slandly was born August 

s born 

n 9" Novemb- 1686 Dyed in Noi 
■as born 11" Sep* 1688. 
8 Born 9 March 1691. 
as Born Nov[?] 1, 1696. 
as born 26 Jan'' 1696. 

Tim' Porter Son ofTim" Porter and Mary his 

Moses Porler was born fTeb' 9* 1718-9. 

Hannah Porter was born Jan" 28" 1720. 

Natli' Slandly Son of Nath Smndly and A 
11" 1707. 

Sarah Standly was born Jan 13 or 23 1708-9. 

Mary Seamor (laughter of Thomas Seamor and Rulh his 
Nov. 30" 1703. 

Thomas was born July 29" 1705. 

Ruih was born Novemb' 10" 1707. 

Joseph Stanly son of Nath" Sinnly and Anna his wife Jan' 4* 1710-11. 

John Skinner son of John Skinner & Mary his wife was bom March 
29" 1726. 

Mary Skinner was born Hareh 22, 1727-8. 

Ann Olraslcad dough' of Thomas Olmslead Jun' and Ann his wife was 
born Novemb' 5" 1717. 

Susannft Olmslead was bom Oclo. 19" 1719. 

Hez. Porter Son Hcz Porter 2' and Sarah his wife was born Sept. 11"' 

Abram Porter was born Decomb' 1" 1722. 

1859.] Hartford Records. 49 

Daniel Webster son of Dan'' VVebster and Mirriam his wife was bom 
Feb'^ 16* 1720. 

Noah Webster was born March 25* 1722. 

Zephania Webster was bom June 1, 1724. 

Abram Webster was born Jan'^ IT'* 1726-7. 

Mirriam Webster was born Octob' 1 1729. 

Daniel Webster, the 2^ was born Septembf 4"* 1731. 

Elihu Webster was Born November 15*^ 1733. 

Mary Wheeler daughter of John Wheeler and Sarah his Wife was bom 
March 10* 1719. 

Joseph Wheeler was born May 19* 1723. 

Sarah Wheeler was born Aprill 16* 1725. 

Page 17. 

Abigail Pantrey, the daughter of M' John Pantry of Hartford was bom 
January the 11* 1678. 

Sarah Porter daughter of Hez. Porter Jun' and Sarah his wife was 
bora March 7* 1724. 

Jonath. was born DecemV 10, 1727. 

Benj* Porter born Decemb' 11* 1730. 

Hanah Pratt daughter of John Pratt was bom 25 of November 1648. 

John Prat son of John Pratt of Hartford was born the 17 of May 1661. 

Elizabeth Prat daughter of John Prat was bom the [17?] of October 

Sarah Prat daughter of John Prat was born the 20^ June 1668. 

Joseph Prat, son of John Prat was bora 6* March 1671. 

Ruth Pratt daughter of John Prat was born 21 of December 1677. 

Susanah Prat the daughter of John Prat was bom the 2^ of October 

Jonathan Pratt son of John Pratt was bom October 6, 1683. 
Eliz' Pitkin Daughter of M' W- Pitkin was bom Augt 80, 1687. Died 
Desembr 17 1688. 

Eliz* was born Augt 18* 1689. 

Martha was Born Feb. 28 1691. 

W- was born Aprill 30* 1694. 

Joseph was born May 26 1696. 

Sarrah was born March 26, 1698-9. Died Dec. 18, 1701. 

Thomas was Born June 18th noQ. 

Sarrah was born Nov. 28 1702. 

Sam" Peck Son of Sum'' & Abigail Peck was bom Jan' 6* 1701. 

Moses was born April 1703. 

Isaac was born Novembc 28 1706. 

Ann Porter Daughter of John Porter and Hannah his wife was bora 
Decemb'9* 1716. 

Abigail Porter bom March 15 1718-19. 

John Porter bom Jan' 22* 1720-1. 

Jerusha Porter born Nov. 4* 1723. 

Cornelius Merry son of Cornelius Merry and Bethia his wife was bora 
November 15, 1702. 

Samuel was born Septemb' 16* 1704. 

Sarah was born March 27* 1706. 

John was bom Aprill 20* 1708. 

Rachele was born Feb'' 11* 1709. 

Bethiah was bom Aprill 20, 1713. 



Hnrtford Records. 


Lydin was bom June 6, 17}4, 

Mary was born January ihe 5'' 1715, 

Eben' was born January 15" 1717. 

Elisha Wcrdsworlh Son of Ichabod and Sarah Wordsworlh was bom 
Sept21" 1721. 

Elizubeth Prnlt daughter of Pettr Prall & Mehelabell his wife was born 
July ai'i" 1711. 

Meheiabfill Prall was born Ocio: 12* 1712. 

Sarah Pralt was born Sepl 1" 1714 and Dyed May 1717. 

Pcler Pralt was born July 19, 1716. 

Mary Pratt was born Jan" 6, 1717-18 and Dyed Aprill 27* 1718. 

They had also a daughter Ijom at Hartford Jan" 1719 and dyed 

Phineas Pratl was borti Oclo: 20'" 1720. 

Daniel Pratl was born June 2'' 1722. and dyed August 20" 1722. 
Page 18. 

Temperance Prait was born at Hariford Decemb' 20"" 1723. 

Thomas Richards sonn of James Richards Esq. of Hnrlford on con- 
ecticutt was Born in Hartford afoarad Septemb' the \G* 1670 fryday about 
13 at Night. 

Lydia Richards Daughter of Sam" Richards was born March 14, 1696. 

Hannah y Daughter was Lorn June 17, 1700-. 

Josiah was born Feb" 15, 1702-. 

James was born Feb" 2, 1705-6. 

Dan" was born Decemb^ 25, 1708. 

Esther was born June 18, 17J3. 

Jon* Seam' son of John Seanr was born Jan" 10, 1678. 

Nath" Seamor was bora Nov. G, 1680. 

Zachary was born Jan" 10, 1681. 

Nathaniell Standly son of Naih' Standly iSi Sarrah his wife was born 
June 5* 1664. Died Aprill 12" 1665. 

Sarrah Standly was horn Aug' 24"- 1669. 

Joseph Standly was Born Feb* 20. 1671. Died March 18 1675-G. 

Hunah Standly was Born Sep' 30, 1674. Hannah died October 31, 

Mary was born October 8, 1677. 

Susanna was Born Aprill 13, 1661 Died Scpl 18, 1683. 

Nath" Standly was Born July 9"' 1683. 

Sarah Standly Died Nov. 28, 1689, 

Thomas Sad son of John Sadd dc his wife Hepzibah was born March 
10" 1691. 

Benj* Spencer son at John Spencer and his wife Sarah was bora Sept 
13^ 1704. 

n of John Siedman was bom y' 5" of Aprill 1651. 
aughler of John Siedman was Born y* 24"' of Sept. 

John Stedman si 

Mary Sledm 

Thomas Sledm 

Robart Stedman a 

of John Stedman was born y" 9"" of October 

John Stedman was born ye first of Febuary 

r John Stedman was born y' 27"^ of Febuary 

Elizabeth Siedman Daughter of Sarg* John Stedman was Born the 9ii> 
of Nouember 1665. 

1859.] Bartford Records. 

John Seamo' son of John Seamo' was born June 12, 1666. 

HThomas S<<amor son of John Seamor was born Miirch 12, 1668-9. 
or daugliier of John Scomo' was born Nouember 1670. 
pWargarel Scnmo' daughter of John Seamo' was born January 17, 1674. 

Richard Seumo' son of John Seomo' was born February 11, 1676. 

Mary Skiner daughter of John Skinner was Borne December 1, 1664. St 

John Skiner hia son was horn March 1, 1666-7. 

Joseph Skiner his son was born Agust 26, 1669. 
fejNalh Skiner his son was born 5 Aprlll 1672. 
taich' Skiner his son was born 16 January 1674. 
Ij^orah Skiner his daughter was born 4 Nuv> 1677. 
I Thomas Skiner his son was Born 15 ^fov' 1680. 

Hunna Staadly the daughter of Caleb Standly was bom October 13, 

Elizabeth his daughter was born Oclo" 24. 1669. 

Caleb Siandly hia son was born the 6" of Sept' 1674. 

Ann Slonly was born the H"- of Jan. 1692 & 

Mary the daughter of Captain Stanly was borne 14 June 1692. 

Abigail Standloy was Born feb' 24, 1694. 

Ruih Standiey was Born July 1, 1696. 
PiliK 19. 
\ Sarah Sandford daughter of Serg'. Zccharyah Sandford was horn No- 
i»nihcr 15, 1681. 

Zachary Sandford hia son was horn Aprill 26, 1686. 

Ann Sandford was born Aug' 37, 1689. 

Kebecca Sandford was born Aug' 27, 1689. 

I Abigail Sandford was born Oct. U'" 1692. 
Joseph Smilh son of Jos. Smith & Lydia hia wife was Bom March 
Bam" was Born May 1658. Dved Octob' 1660. 
Ephraim was born 8^ Sept. 1659. 
Lydiah was Born Aprill 1661 Dyed Oct. ^64. 
Simon was born Aug' 2, 1662. 
Nath" was Born Octob' 1664. 
Lidiah was Born Feb" 14, 1665. 
Susanah was Born June 1667. 
Mury was Born Nov. 1668. 
Martha was Born March 1670. 
Benj* was Born July 21, 1671. 
Etia* was Born Nov. 1G72. 
Sarrah was Born Aprill 1674. 
Edward was Born 19 June 1677. 
Mercy was Born Nov. 16, 1679. 

Jonathan Webster son of Jon' VVcbstcT was Born March Jnu> ltiSl-2. 
Susanna Wtbster daughter of Jonathan Wchsier was Born April 25, 

Mary Webster was horn Sept 29, 1688. 
"lehetable Webster was Born March 8"" 169ft-l. 
tephen Webster was horn Jan" 1, 1692. 
■ '• Webster was born Aug' 9"' 1699. 

Ii Smith Son of Rich'" ds Elizabeth Smilh was horn Novemb" U**" 

\ Smith daughter of Arthur Smith and Sarah his wife was born 
^1 14t» 1684. 

52 Hartford Records. [Jan. 

Ilnnnah Smiih wna born 4"' Octob' 1688. 

Phebe Smilh daughter of sd Arthur and Phebe his wife was born Sepl 
4" 1701. 

Zephnniah Smith son of Jobennah Smith and Sarah his wife was bora 
Feb. 1' 1715-16. 

Samuel Willard son of Mr. Josiah Willard was Bora y« W^ Sepl. 1658. 
Joaiah Willard son of Mr. Joai Wlllard was Borne y" 13'i- of March 

Anno Whiting dniighler of Joseph Whitling was borne August 28, 1677 ; 
di dyed 18 April 84. 

John Whining son of Joseph Whilting was Born 13 Novcmb' 1679. 
Susanah Whiting was born March 14 '8[51 Died Scp> 6, 1702. 
Will Whiting was born March 14 '8[5 ?] Pied Sep' 6, 1702. 
Anna y' second was born Aug' 18 "87. 
Margaret wua born January 5, 1690, 
John the V was born ihe 15 December '93. 
John Bcldcn Married Sarah Kellogg 1738. 
Sarah Born April 2^ 1739. 

John Kellogg Belden Bom Mny 1 [7 or 9] 1740. 
Mary Whiling daughter of W- Wliiting was bom Aprill 1" 1688. 
Charles Whiling was born July 5, 1692. 
W- Whiting was born Feb" 15, 1694. 

Eljcoeiier Way son of Eliezer Way ii his wifo Mary was born Nov. 4 
or 11, 1673. 

Hezckiuh Wyllya the son of Samuel Wylivs Esq' and Ruth his wife 
the daughf of John Haynes Esq' was born Ap'rjll S' Anno Dom. 1672. 
Mary Wells Daughter of Mr Ichabod Wells was burn Ap. 15, 1686. 
Jonalhan Wells was born Sepl. 17 [lorn.] 
Eben' Wells wna born Oct. &, 1694. 

Sarah Wells was born Dec. 1, 1701. She died Feb. 12, 170§. 
Hannah Wella Daughter of Sum" Wells was horn Nov. 22, 1689. 
Samuel Wells his Son was borne Dec. 26, 1693. 
Rulh Wells was Born Jan'' 29, 1696. 
Sarah was born Dec. 16, 1700. 
Rebecca was Born Oc' 3, nO[5 .'] 

Page 20. 
Mary Webaler daoghler of Slephen Webster and Mary his wife, was 
bom Dccemb- lO'li 1720. 

Joseph Whftplcs son of Thomas Whaplcs and E!i?.nbeth his wife was 
born Jan" H* 1727-8. 

John Ensign and Jacob Ensign Sons of John & Elizabeth were bora 
Feb" 2 [torn] 1723-1. 

Lois ond Lydia Ensign was born August 9"" 1727. 
Joseph Church son of James Church and Abigail Church his Wife was 
born April 21, 1724. 

Abigail Church was born Feb" 1. 1727-8. Married Hon. W" Pitkin. 
Jerusha Church was born Jan" lO'" 1729-30. 

Jonathan Ensign son of Jonathan Ensign and Phebe his wife was born 
December 2* 1722. 

James Ensign was born September 27" 1724. 
Jemima Richards was born Sep' 13" 1734. 

Elixnheth the daughlei of Josiah Richards and Mary his wife was born 
July 7'" mi. 

1859.] Hartford Records. » 

Hezekiah waS born March IS, 1731-2. 

Sarah Reeve (inughlcr of Robert Reeve and Sarah his wife was born 
Decemb' \4t^ 1720. 

Ann Reeve was born Murch 28, 1724^5. 

Abram SciJgwick son of Ebeo' and Prudence Sedgwick wna born 
Aprill 27" 1721. 

Abigail Sedgwick was born Decemb' 2^ 1722. 

Prudence Sedgwick was born Sep' 14"" 1724. 
!|fary Sedgwick was born April! 29* 1726. 

•"hankfull Sedgwick was born Aprill 7, 1728. 
:iiz* Sedgwick was born June 17, 1731. 

Eben' Sedgwick was born Marcli 4, 1734-5. 

James Poner son of James ii Mabell his wife was bom July 1"1721. 

Sarah Pratt daughter of Elisha Prult and Sarah his wife was born 
Aprill 10" 1729. 

Mary Pratt was born March 11"> 1730-31. 

Sam" Sedgwick son of Joseph Sedgwick was born 11" of Aprill 1725. 

Elizabeth While daughter of Nuth" White and Surah hia Wife was 
born Aug 28" 1726. 

Martha While was born Aprill 24, 1729. 

Sarah Whilo was born July 4, 1731. 

AnD-Wbite was bom December 30'^ 1733. 

Abigail White was born January 29"" 1735-6. 
Paue 21. 1644. 
Record of the marriages in HBrtiford, 

iam Wadsworih was maried to Elizabeth Slone on the second of 
Iu1y one thousand six hundrcth forty & fouer. 

Francis Barnard was matyed lo hanna. Meruell on August the fifleneth 
one ihousand six hundreth forty & fewer, 

Thomas liridla was marycd unto Mury Simmer upon Septra ihc twenty 
Nine one thousand six hundreth forty &t Tower. 

Thomas forde was maryed lo Ann Scott on the seventh of Nou. one 
thousand Six hundreth forly &. four. 

Robert Porter was maryed onlo Mary Scott upon the seaue[ ] of Nou 
one ihousand nix hundreth forty in. fower. 

Benamin Harbor was maryed to Christian Nethercooll in August 
aboughl the twenty <^ two one ihousand six hundreth forty & Tower. 

William Smelh was raarryed lo [Eliz ? ] in August one ihousand 

■ix hundreth forty Ac Tower. 

William PitlrcJg was marryed lo Mary Smiih the [24ih ?] of Desember 
one thousand six hundreth forty & fower. 

Thomas Porlier was maryed lo Surai hartt on the tweniy of Nouember 
one thousand six hundreth forty &, fovieT. 

Thomas Waliess was married lo Eliziibclh Steel the flrsl of May one 
thousand six hundrelh forly & five. 

Thomas Demen was maryed lo Mnry Shaff on July the Iweniy in fower 
one thousand six hundrelh forty & five. 

Thomas Spencer was marryed to Sary Bardding Seplm the elucnlh one 
Thousand six hundreth forty & five. 

John Srandia was maryed unio Sary Scott the fiftelh of desember one 
Thousand six hundrelh forly & fiue. 

^^_ Abi 
^^july £ 


Aurora Morealis in 1649, 


Page 22. 

Isack More was maryed unto Ruth Slnndla the fifth of desem' one 
Thousund six hundrelh forty & five. 

Capt. Harding was maryed vnto Mrs, Easter Willyea October ihe 
senntetilh one thousand six hundrelh Tuny and five, 

Mr. John Penchiog [Pyncheon] wns maryed unio Mrs. Anne Willyea 
Nouemb' the sixth one thousand sis huudreth Torly & fiue, 

Nathaniel Resco was maryed to Johanna Corlct on Nou the elennth 
one Thousand six hundrelh furly & fiue. 

Thomas Whittmore was enaryed to Sara halles the eleuenth of Desem 
one Thousand six hundreth forty & fiue. 

John Steel wns maryed 10 Mnryy Wamcr on the iwenty & two of 
Jeneu'' one Thousand six hundreth forty & hve. 

Jonathan Gillbertt was maryed unto Mary Whight on Jennary the 
Twenty Ninth one Thousand six hundreth forty & fiue. 

Thomas Tomsunn was maryed unto Anne Welles Aprill the forleenth 
one Thousand six hundreth forty & six. 

Thomas Willcock was maryed vnlo Snra Wadsworlh the seuentene of 
Sepiem one Thousand six hundred forty and six. 

Niekolas Pammor was maryod unto Jane Purkes Octobr, the twenty 
Nyne one Thousand six hundreth forty & six. 

[ ] was maryed to Hanny Slebhing October the twenty 

Nyne one thousand six hundreth forty and six, 

Joseph Parsons was maryed to Mary Bles [Bliss] the six & twenty of 
Nouem' one thousand six hundreth forty di six, 

Henry Coll was maryed to Sary Rusco the tenth of Desem one thou- 
sand six hundreth forty & six. 

{^To he Confinued.] 


" Being late out on Saturday night to see my horse eat his Gates, it being 
past 12 a clock ai night, we saw in the North East, in the Ayre, 2 black 
Clowdes firing one against the other, as if ihey hud been 2 Armies in 
the Clowdes: The fire wua disserned some limes more, and some times 
lesse by us. It was nol a continuing fire, but exactly as if Muskeliers 
were discharging one agninsl another. Some limes there could be no 
fire seene, and then about half an boure after, we could discerne the 
North Clowde retreat: And sn il did till the day began to appear, and 
all the while ihe lusl Clowde following il, both firing each at other: It 
was the strangest sight iliat ever I saw, nor can 1 relate the cxnciriesse 
of it, it was in such a wonderfull manner thai I cannot express it : many 
of ihe Cily saw it, nnd some of the Countrey." — Vrom a ktier doled 
"Chulfr 19 Jme 1649," in Perfect Occur., p'. 10S4, under dale Friday, 
Jime 22, 1649. 

1859.] Danvers Church Records. SS 


[Conclndod froni Vol. SJI., p, 218,] 
M74S, Sepl. 5. " At a Clih meeliog oppoinled on yo Lecture y* Day 
before, on y' occasion of several persons in this Parish being reporleJ to 
have rcwrted to a woman of a very ill reputation prelending to y« ar! of 
Divinslion di forluiietelliiig &c to make enquiry inio y' matter, & to take 
such resolutions as may be thol proper on y' occnsioi. The Breihren of 
y« Chh ihen present came into y following Voles. Viz. 

1 Thai for Chrialinns, especiallv Chh members, to seek to & consult 
reputed Witcbes or fortune tellers this Chh is clearly of opinion & firmly 
bulfivcs, on y« lesiimony of y« Word of God, is highly impious & acon- 
dnlous, being a violalion of y« Christian Cov' sealed in Bupiiam, rendring 
y persons guilty of it subject to y« just censure of y= Chh. 

No proof appearing against any of y' members of y* Chh (some of 
whom had been strongly suspected of this crime) bo as io convict them of 

iheif being guilty, it was further Voted 

3 That y Pastor in y« name of y* Chh should publickly testify their 
disap probation Si abhorrence of this infamous & ungodly practice of coo- 
sulling Witches or Foriunelellers or any y' are repule'd such ; exhorting 
all under their waich who may have been guilty of il Io an hearty re- 
pentance & returning to God, earnestly seeking forgiveness in y' blood of 
Christ, and warning nil against y' like practice for y" time to come." 

Sept. 7. "This Testimony, Exhoriaiion, Si Warning, Voted by y" 
Chh, was publickly given by y* Pastor, before y* Dismission of y* Con- 

Sept. 14. "A Letter was read from a number of y* Brethren of y« 
First Church in Woburn, requesting y* presence k assistance ofy' Elder 
St Messengers of this Church to joyn in an Ecclesiastical Council. Cap* 
Tho" Flint & Deac° Cornelius Tarbell were chosen as Delegates. 

1747, Hay 19. "At a Chh meeting to consider y" petition of Cap* 
John Gardner & Eliz* his wife lo be dismissed Io y< Chh in Salem under 
M' Leavils Ministry, and to come to some conclusion upon it 
Proposed to be Voied 

Considering that Church in Salem where M' Lcavit officiates lies 
under scandalous imputulions & at least a suspicious character for having 
broken in upon y" Rules of y' Gospel & y" Order of these Churches in 
(heir Isle proceedings in y« setllem' of tltal Society, Whether this Church 
apprehend [it] consistent with their care of their members, and with iheir 
fluthfulness to y Order of y" Gospel in these Churches, lo dismiss any of 
flwir members lo y Communion of that Society, til! they have clear'd up 
S good understanding with iheir sister Churches? 
voted in v' negative, ne/Hine eonlradieenle." 

1749-50,' March II. " A Contribution made for David Woodwell of 
Hopkinlon, towards pavm' of the Ransom of his Daughter oui of Captivity. 
—Gathered about 13 lb. 8s." 

MarBh 18. " A Letter road from y" Chh of Christ in Lynn End, re- 
questing y presence & assistance of y'' Elder with a Delegate in Council, 
on y* affair of y* Dismission of y' Pastor y" Rev" M' Chase from his 
Pmtloral Office j Cap' Tho' Flint was chosen as y* Churches Delegate." 

1763, " May 13. N. S. Letters missive read from the Chh of ChriW 

in Wells desiring v* presence & assistance of V Elder ifc Delegate, with 

other Clihs, in y Ordina" of M' Sarn" Fnyrweather on y' 23* 

May 20. 

Nov. 30. 


Sept. 19. 
Dec. 2. 


Msy 16. 

May SO. 

Oct. 11. 
" 2^. 

Nov. 22. 
Jan. 31. 
Apr. 7. 
Hay 19. 
July 23. 
Jan. I. 


Dec. 3. 
Jan. 6. 

Danvers Church Records. [Jan. 

"Cnpt. Tho' Flint was nominaled & chosen for >• Chh's 

" Persons Depsrleil by Death in S. Village." 

" Nathanael Sheldon son to W" Sheldon : well on Monday 
sick lewsday distracted on thursday & so continued till 
Fryday il dyed" lOy. 

" Sam; VVilkins a very naughty man &dyed very hopefully" 52 
" Satn: Fuller at meeling y* Sab : well before day lewsday 
WI19 Speechless & dyed this day ^ an hour before 1 came" 27 
" Tabitha (daughter to James) Smith well & dead in 4 days" 3 

" Job Swiiherton" 88 

>< John Byshop kill'd with the Indians" 18 

"Nicholas Reed Edw; Puinatns man killd w'b y^ Indians" IB 

» Godfrey (killed) Sheldon kill'd by the Indians" 34 

" Tho: Alsoi kiMM at Casko" 
" Edw^ Crocker kill'd ul Casko" 
" George Bogwell kill'd ai Casko" 
"Jacob Phillips of llie Small Pox" 

"W" Sheldon 

"Dan: Wilkins 

" daughter to Aan Dougl 

"John Andrews of a Conaumplio 
" William Tarbell souldier at the 

lis knee then hurt by a fall above 2 

icbed to dealh" 1 

i by VViiclicraft I doubt not" 


" Eiiz: wife to Timoihy Allen of Groton" 70odd 

" Ruth daughter to Job Swinnerton, & buryed ihc 28 in- 
stant being the Lords day, & y' corpse carrj'ed by y' 
meeting-house-door in tinie of singing before meeting 
afiernoon Si more at y* Funerall than at y' Sermon" 28 

"Jacob only son to Jacob Fuller well yesterday & dead 
this day" "'ihreo year old 5 March next" 3 

" Francis Nurse" 77 

" wife to John Martin not s 

" Thomas Fuller Sou'" 80 

" Sab. Job Swinncrion" 70 

" Sab. Sarah wife of Joshua Rae Sen'" 70 

'• Nathaniel Puinum Son' about 79 or 80" 80 

" Bray Wilkins— 1702" " aged 92" 

» William Buckley aged" 80 

" Daniel Andrew Sen' Dyed of y" Small pox" 59 

" Thomas Andrew y* 2* son of Dan" Andrew dyed of y 
Small pox" 

fl A 


Sam'' Andrew y" 3^ ! 

of Dan" Andrew dyed of y« 


Church Records of Farmtngton, Conn. 


[CoDcladed from Vul. XII,, page 330.] 

At a meeiing of the Cliureh, January 16, 1693 

It was then determined and agreed, iho way and method they would 
pay for the fuiure, for the support of the Lord's table, as followeih, viz : — 
That every communicant shall Bctunlly pay or deliver to the Deacons 
every Sacrament day, after exercises' Sd. in money ; or give in a paper 
fairly under their hards, whereby they do oblige themselves to pay 3d. in 
money, or 5d. in current corne, to be pnid once a year, somelthiG tn 
March; — and this to abide in force until the Church shall olherwise 

At the same meeting, the Church did desire and empower Deacon 
Isaac Moore and Deacon Thomas Bull, to collect and gather this money 
above sutd for the Churches use. 

Al the same meeting the Church made choice of Joseph Thompson and 
Samuel Wadsworlh to be added to the Deacons, lo take a view and 
consider of ihe arrears of money that are due to the Church, and were so 
in Deacon Langton's time, from particular men ; and these men, wilh the 
Deacons, shall have power to determine by iheir good discretion what 
and how much of this arrears shall be gathered for Ihe Churches use; 
and what they do determine shall be gathered, the Deacons shall have 
power lo colled it. 

It was further determined, that the two men above said, viz; John 
Thompson and Samuel Wadsworih, shall be further employed and em- 
powered to audit the present Deacons nccoimts with the Church. 

October 21, 1677. 1 told the Church lo this purpose, — ihat in order to 
our peaceable and edifying walk together, we needed to sp<^ak something 
concerning offences, namely, — what was truly lo be accounted a public 
and what a private offence : — particularly, for ihe shortening of discourse, 
I would propound a case, namely : 

Suppose a brother or bretliren offend by lying, or railing, or violence, 
and this offence is commilted not in a corner, but in the open street, in 
the audience and observation of divers families; and so from less to 
more, comeih to be in the mouths of manv, — whether such an offence 
ought to be accounted public or private. To this purpose spake the 

After some time spent in debate about the forcmenlioned matter, — the 
day being spent, and the darkness prevailing, I lock the mind of the 
Church, in the manner following, viz : 

Those that were of the mind, (hat an offence circumstanced in the 
manner forcmenlioned, was a public offence, should signify it by their 


Those that were for the negative or otherwise minded, 
themselves by speech, 

A pause being made, I rember none that spake 
Capt. Lewis and Stephen Hart, Junior. 

At 8 Church Meeting, November 6. 1677. 
► Stephen Hart, Jun, affirmelh, ihat John Woodruff 

night E 

Church Records of Farming ton. Conn. 

I his allowiince. 

i he did openly ii 

3, senior, Icsiify, that Stephen Hurl, 
> doing was no heller ihan theft or 
9 diverse limes turned by Stephen oa 

taid lo ! 

lis is a base 
o consideration, and by 

)nd charge of 
o, llie (Uiurch 

and took out spoolc: 

Cupi. Slandley and John Andre 
jun, told John Woodruff, that hia 
stealing. This matter of stealing v 

John Woodruff eayetb, that Stephor 
thievoish part. 

This accusation of Stephen, the Church look ii 
Tole declared, that they found it not proved. 

Al the same time, also, the Church considered the t 
Stephen on John Woodruff, viz : thai of lying: This, 
voted not to be made good by Stephen. 

To John Woodruff's charge of lying, upon Stephen Hart, — 

It is to be minded, that from the testimony of Cupt. Slandley and Joho 
Andrews, it appeareth, that John did reflect the lie, or lying, on Stephen. 
And whereas, it may be said, that il is possible John did more than once 
turn the lie on Siephen, yet the Church lake none lo be proved but this, 
attested by Capt. Slandley and John Andrews; and inese Iwo Inat lesti- 
monies alTirm, that ihey heard not John lurne the lie on Stephen, till 
Stephen hud turned lying and stealing on John. — (Cupt. Slandley ex- 
pressly saying, that the mailer of stealing was ihe first that he observed.) 

Upon the considerations foremeniioned, namely, — tlial the Church 
take cognizance of John Woodruff, as guilty of charging Stephen with 
lying: — but from the Icalimony of Cnpl, Slandley and John Andrews, 
and according to the testimony, this was done by John Woodruff afore 
Stephen had charged him with siealing and lying, (neither of which ore 
proved,) the Church by vote declared that they did nol find John Wood- 
ruff materially, os 10 the matter of his speech, lo err or speak false for 

Upon November 12, 1677. The Church met again, and took more 
consideration. These words of John Woodruff agninsl Siephen Hart, in 
which John acknowledged himself to have lold Stephen that he would 
say that behind a man's back which he would not say to his face, — 
which accusation the Church did not find made good by John. 

On November 14, the Church met again to endeavor an issue of these 
ofTences, both the brethren acknowledging ihe evil of their language. 
Stephen owned himaelfguiliy bolh in ihe matter and in the manner of hia 
words. John also, took knowledge of the clammourness and unkind 
manner of his language in discourse with Stephen; and as to ihe latter 
charge of stealing behind a man's buck, S^c., look knowledge of his folly 
in that, — and ihe Church accepted their repentance, — declaring the same 
by vole. 

At ihe same meeting, Captain Lewis acknowledged himself, in the mat- 
ter which happened between Jolm Judd and him, to have spoken to the 
dishonor of God, and of his profession ; and that his language was of an 
evil tendency, — and consented, (hat his so doing, should be published to 
the Congregation. 

November 16, 1677. Copt. Lewis came to me, and desired me to 
forbear giving any public intitnalion lo the Congregation, louching the 
mailer which happened between him and brother John Judd. 

The reason he presented for his so doing was this, namely, — because 
he judgeth or prelcndcih thai the Church hath nol considered the case in 


Church Records of Farminglott, Cot. 


c presented it and 

in, and took into consideration 
Much discussion passed upon 

ihe rounds of it, Recording lo what he desired \ 
left it lo ihcir consideration. 

November S6. The Chureh 
the Captain's reason above mei 
it, — bill nothing brot to a full issue at the meeting. 

November 29. The Church met ngnin, and voted, they did not see 
cause to retrace their conclusion concerning I he cose ; — none opposing 
but old father Lewis, (ns I remember,) onlyThomas Judd, junior deolared 
himself non actoble, or ncutraliKiug. 

January 7, i67f<. The brethren took into consideration the motion of 
JonalhuD Smith, for liberty of joining with ihem in the Conference, atjd 
by vote came lo ihe conclusion following, namely, — ihat they expected 
Jonathan should ease the scandal he waa under by casting reproach upon 
the Pastor of the Church, for which be was censured by the Civil authori* 
ty here, — and this answer lo be returned to him. 

February 18, 1678. The brethren were made acquainted with Jona- 
than Smith's confession, or acknowledgement ; — and after discourse upon 
it, came to this vote, — that ihey judged lie came not up lo the rule, or did 
not answer the meaning of Christ in uforesaid acknowledgement, and 
Itierefore saw not cause to grant him the liberty of llie Conference. 

Whether o Church Member, publickly offending, oughl not in order lo 
the removal of the stumbling block thereby laid before those who are 
without, to have his repentance publicly declared ? 

'■ Give I 

offence lo Jew 

;onsider 1 Corinlhians X. 32, ' 
nor lo Gentile, nor to the Church of God." 

1. Hence it is ihe duty of Church members to give no offonco to 
iheir feliow members, or to those that are without. 

IS. In case of offence given, they ought not to lie or continue in 
offence, but bv due means, endeavor the removal of it. Psalm 
LXVIII, 21. ■" But God shall wound the head of his enemies, 
and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on siiU in his tres- 
3. This cannot be done but by repentance, and disowning of himself 
is duly held forth and declared. If therefore he mnv not abide in 
offence to those that are without, it is incumbent on the offending 
brother and on the C'hurcb to whom Christ hath given power to 
redress offences, (when iboy fall,) to see thai their brother's 
repentance be duly notified. 
Question . 
In what way shall it be done ? 
[ see no better way than that which is ordinarily practised among the 
Churches, namely.—that the Brother's repentance be in a comely man- 
ner published in the assemhly of Church and Town, — e.icepi ihe Church 
in their agitating of the offence, keep their session openly, with liberty 

I the neighborhood to be present, &c. 
3ut Ihe Brother offending offereih in a Town Meeting to disown him- 
»elf, and it was in such a meeting that he offended, if at all,— I know 
not but the publication of his repentance in such a meeting, (aa to 

Church Records of Farmingion, Conn. 


llie breadlh or openoesa,) may aiifRce ; yet to carry und fix ihe mat- 
ter to sucli a meeting, liaili difficulties oiiending it, 

1. May be such a meeting will not seasonably come to hand, and 
if the Cliui'ch cannot inoirensively communicate with the Brother till 
B. meet publication of his repentance be made, (as their premises 
miiinate,) it may be very unhappy to wait long for a Town Meeting. 

2. Perhaps the Brother offending will not go to the Town Meeting. 
Can the Pastor force bim ? 

3. Will ti bo comely for the Pastor to go (hither with tbe 
Brother's repentance? 

4. Perhaps as the Townsmen may be, they will not admit the 
Pastor to speak on such an account. 

i acknowledgement be hindered by particular 
lally they converse with him ? 

This seemeth unsafe, and may possibly c 
Bwerable rebuke. 

1. That which is every man''s business i 
8. Suppose it be objected from some 
enlerlainelh drunkards and railers, 
have fallen in those regards. )- 

(pose the Church to i 

without, that the Church 
&c. (mentioning some that 
wcred, but they have repent- 
ed, and disowned themselves. What if it shall be replied, of this 
we never heard, nor have you taken any sure and effectual course 
that we might so hear. Moreover, how oidinary it ia in carrying 
of reports, for some to alter, add or diminish, and bo the truth, as 
it is, not be declared. 

But if the publication be broad, it will make the plaster broader 
than the sore. The olTcnce was not given before ho many, dec. 

1. Still I see no inconvenience, for [although] in likelihood the 
offence is now much more known than when at first given. Sup- 
pose a man drunk but in the presence of 10 or 12, but gradually 
he comeih all abroad, — may he not, ought he not openly to 
declare his repentance, though not so openly committed at first. 

2. The genuine scope of this pablislrad acknowledgment is not 
to blazon Ihe Brother's offence, but to remove it ; and at the same 
time that his fall is declared, his getting up ia also more known, — 
so thai he is hereby sat right, and no longer to be set in the place 
of the offender. 

The SociETv of Callicoes. — The ancient, loyal and hoBpitable So- 
cieiy of Callicoes met on the evening of the 13 Oct. 1743, at the Bunch 
of Grapes, the house of Mr Samaet Wetliered, in King street. This was 
appointed as a day of Thanksgiving for the preservation of His Majesty 
& the Duke of Cumberland, at the bailie of Dellingen, over (he French 
Army.— Pori Bog, Oct. 17, 1743. 



Hcv. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich. 

[Cominaed from Vol. Xll., p. 313.J 

[By AtlouMUS D. Hooerb, of Salem, Masa. fSBg)?.] 

(iJ07) VI. Uriah,* b. July 3. 1734; m. Lydia Hyde, Jnn. 16, 1755; d. 

»July 7, 1796. She d. Aug. 4, 1773. Their children were, 
1. Joseph Fitch ; 2, Uriah, m. Rmh , tlieir cliiUren 
were Benjamin, Uriah and Weolihy; 3. Weiihliy ; 4. 
Anne.' S.Oliver; 6. Diidaon ; 7. Lydia j 8. PrudL-nce ; 
9. Abigail; 10. Tlifii>|ihilus ; 11. Penelope. 
(208) VII. Col, Zubdlel, b. May20,1737; m. l-ft, Elia.hmh Tracy, dau. 
of Andrew T. She d. May 1, 1772. 2<i, he m. Eliznbelh 
Snow, dau. of Rev. Joseph Snow of Bosiori, July 9, 1774. 
She d. Nov. 8, 1793. 

Col. R. d. ot nn advanced ege ot Norwich. By his lat 
wife, Elizabeih Tmcy, he had children— 

1. ElizBberh, b. Si-pt. 27, 1758; d. Feb. 17, 1800; m. Mr. 
Samuel Woodbridge. 

2. Lucrotia. b. Dec. 8, 1760 ; d. Feb. 26, 1763. 
8. Frances, b. Aug. 6, 1763; il. Sept. 21, 1763. 

4. Zahdiel of Myaifc, Conn., b, Oci. 6, 1764; m. Glorlnnna 
Eldridge; d, April 19, 1826. Their children were, 
I. Rev. Ziibdiel, b. Ocl. 2, 1793: grnd. Yule Coll., Ct, ; 
m. Juliet 3. MiTchell, Aug. 10, 1840, removed lo Charles- 
Ion. S. C; Iheir children were, Mary, Amelia, James 
D. M. ; 2. Theophilus, m. Caroline, dau. of Samuel 
Woodbridge; 3. Eliza, tn. Dudley Rossiter ; 4. Fanny, 
m. Rev. Mr. Ayer, nnd d. early ; 5. Glorianna. 

5. Fanny, b. Mar. 28, 1767; m. Hon. R.)(-erGriswold, LL.D., 
Governor of Connecriciii. He was born in 1762 (son 
of Gov. Matthew Grisivold of Conn, and Uraoln, b. Oct. 
30, 1734, dau. of Gov. Roger Wolcoit of Conn.) ; settled 

• Dr. Uriah Roeprs, a nhyaiciun of Norwnlfc, Conn,, anil prominent inlmliilftnt of 
(hat Io«n, wBH prubnhlv of n branrli of ihn Fiitnily omi^rnilin); oarly to tliiB Suite. HI* 
name is foand in tliill'u hislor^ of Narwalk, u early as lihi. Ha wife was Hannah 
Lock wood of Norwalk. 

Their eldest child nnd daucliler, Hannoh Rofrars, b. Juno T, IT35, m. Moss Kent, a 
(rndaste of Yale Cotlc^. They had Ihreo children — Hon, Moss Kent, a inem1<cr of 
tijo Now York Sfnulf and of Congress, and Reci"ler of the Court of Chnnrory ; Han- 
nah, who married William Pitt Philt of I'lattsburvh, N. Y. ; and tlio Kon. James Kent, 
LL.n,, who died at New York, Dec. 13, 1S4T, r. S4, Chief Justii-e ofthe Supreme Court 
or N. T,, and for nine ^ears Chonocllor of that Bute, and authoi ' ' 
Commentnncs on American Law. "For a hing series of years he 
head of American jarisprudsnce, and in privalo end domestic life noted for ail tboae 
qualities which characterize the Chrialian i^nlicmnn." 

A repiv to a recent inquiry, kindly furnished l>r his son, Hon, Judge William Kent 
of New York, mentions memoranda among hjs fnther's papers, in wliich the chancellor 
aavi that " wlien he was Ave rears old, lie was sent to Norwalk to school, nnd lived 
with his grandfather Rogiirs four years, goini; to an English tcbool daring that time," 
He adds, "The covcmmcnt of my grandliither wan pretty strict, and the manoet* 
of his family were orderly, quiet and rEligious," 

The other children of Dr. Uriah Rogers wrre, 2, Lydi&i 
6. Jamei ; S. John ; 7. Esther ; B, David ; S, Abigail. 



Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich. 


al Norwich, wh«n first admiued to the bar, in 1783; con- 
tinued his residence there unlil elected a member of 
Congress, in 1794. He ilien removed lo his native town 
of Lyme ; waa elected Gov. in 1811, and reelected the 
succeeding year. He then removed to Norwich, that he 
might have the advice of Dr. Tracy, id whom lie had 
great confidence, and died at the nge of 50 years. He 
was a man of great boldness and energy. His relict, 
Fanny Rogers, is still living, upwards of 90 yre. of age. 
Tlieir children were, Auguslus H,, Charles. Maiihew, 
Frances Anne, Roger W., Eliza W., Mary Anne, Wil- 
liam F., Robert H., James. 

6. Sophia. 

7. Anne. 

By his 2d wife, Elizabeth Snow, Col. Zubdiel Rogera 
S. Sophia, b. April 5, 1775; d. June 5, 1797. 
9. Joseph, b. June 1 , 1776 ; d. Aug. 6, 1800. 

10. Thomas, b. Oct. 1, 1777. 

11. Anne, b. Jan. 14, 1779; d. Jan. 3, 1793. 

12. Sarah, b. July 9, 1780. 

13. Edward, b. July 17, 1781 ; d. March 8, 1782. 

14. Susannah, b. July 6, 1782 ; d. Dec. 20, 1801. 

15. Emma, b. Aug. 20, 1783. 
i(nowliving),b. April 11,1785; m. Mr. Israel Vail. 

Their son is Rev. Thi 
Church, Westerly, R. I. 

17. Edward, b. Jan. 8, 1787. 

18. Henry, b. Feb. 3, 1788. 

19. Charles, b. Dec. 23, 1788. 

(209) VIII. Lucretia, b. May 1, 1740 ; m 

Lee. He d. Jan. 18, 1836 ; she d. Jai 
year. Had several children. 

(210) IX. John, b. Nov. 27, 1744 ; d. Feb. 1, 1745-6, 

Vail, Rector of Chrial's 

1st, Joseph Jewelt, 2d, Abner 
■ ■ ■ 1836, in her 96th 

Lois (105) and her 2d husband, Dudson Eilcup of Boston, had 
children — 

(211) I. Abigail, b. Sept. 8, 1728. 

(212) II. Dudson, b. Feb. 11, 1731. 


wtd \sl v>ife, Susannah 

Rev. John (106) of Gloucester, Mass., 
Allen, had 

I. , b. and d. in infancy, 1746. 

By his 2d wile, Mary Ellery, ho hod 
II. John, Esq., b. at Uloucosler, Dec. 1, O. S. 1748; was edu- 
cated at Har. College (bv his father, and grandfather of 
Kiiiery),and graduated 1767. He immediately commenced 
teaching school at Manchester, Mass., and continued in that 
cmploymeni, for more than forty years, at Gloucester. In 
1742, he was chosen town clerk, and faithfully performeil 
ihe duties of that office till his death, a period of nearly 
forty-six years. Such was his integrity, that his claims to 
the office were scarcely disputed, even in times of the 

^ i 


Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich. 


wo(ship,and a 

grealeat polilical cjicilemeni — a fact highly crcdllablo lo 
hJmaeir arid his f^liow-ciiizens. His eilucaiioD had been 
intended lo fit him for the niinislry, but doubis of his 
spiritual preparation continued lo embarrass his mind to 
an advonced age, which, with several olher causes, pre- 
vented him from making a public profession of religion 
till about a year before his death, which occurred Nov. 29, 
1827, aged 79. 

His examplo was highly valuable as a friend of civil, 

s order, as a zealous supporter of public 

rm friend of the nriinistry. 

Jarah (widow of Cupl. John Smith, who 

was master of a privateer belonging to Gloucester, and was 

killed in ihc war of the Revolution), dau. of Dea. Hubbard 

Haskell of G. She d. in 181S, aged 59. 

Their children were, I. Mary ; 2. John ; 3. Nancy, d. 
young; 4. George, Esq. of Boston, Mass.; 5. Abigail j 
6. Filz William. 

SI5) III. Mary, b. Jan. 27, 1753; m. 1st, Capl, James Riggs of Glou- 
cester i 2d, Elias Haskell of G. 

By Isi husband she had, 1. James; 2. Mary; 3. Nancy. 

By 2d husband she huJ, 4. Lucy; 5. Martha, m. 

Wentworth of N. Yarmouth ; 6. Elioa of Newburyport, 

B16) IV. Anna, b, Oct. 23, 1754 ; m. Capt. William Babson of Glou- 
cester. Their children were, 1. William; 2. Catherine; 
3. Martha; 4. Mary; 5. Dorcas; fi. Nathaniel; 7. Charles; 
8. James. 
V. Susannah, m. Capt. John Babson of Gloucester. 
(SIS') VI. Catherine, b. June 6, 1756; d. unmarried. 
(219) VII. VViiliam, b. Dec. 8, 1758. 

By his 3d wife, Abigail Woodward, Rev. John Rogora 
of Gloucester had — 
) VIII. Daniel, b, Jan. 18, 1771 ; m. a dau. of Capt. Sanders of G. 
IX. Sally, m. Capt. Theodore Sianwood. 

Capt. Timothy (107) of Gloucester, and wife , And— 

!2) I. Timothy, who entered the English naval service, and d. In 
Lisbon in 1797, " a much esteemed and gallnnl officer in 
the great fleet there, under command of Earl St. Vincent." 

Nathaniel {111) of Kiltery,noiB Eliot, Me., and uife , 

I. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 13, 1760 ; m. Lucy Moody (b, 1768), dau. 
of Samuel, son of Rev. Samuel Moody of York, Me. 
Their children were— 

1. Abigail, m. Joseph Nash of Somersworth, Great Falls. 

2. Martha, d. unmarried. 

3. Capl. John of Eliot, Me., m. Mariha Beam. She d. 185-. 
Capt. R. has in his possession an original portrait (inken 
in 1623, aged 51) of his ancestor, Rev. John (10) of 
of Dedham, Essex, old England, in an excellent stale 
of preservation. 



Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich. [Jan. 

4. Capt. Shubael Gorliam, m. Ann, dau. of Cnpl, Thomai 


Howe of Baiiimore, Md., b. July 12, 1799; d. 1840. 


aged 42. He lived at Eliol. 


5. Nmhaniel, b. Feb. 23,1803; d. Dec. 24,1853. Formerly 


kept the " Hurlboro' Hotel," Boston, also tlio " Delavan 


House," Albany, N. Y., and aficrwarris of Buffitlo. He 


in. Phebc, dnu. of Walker of Ponsmouib. N. H. 


6. William Dummer Moody, b. S.jpl. 4, 1809 ; d. 1841 ; m. 


Mary Hammond of Eliot, Me. 

Martha (1 12) and John Hilt of Kilters, now Eliot, had— 


I. John. 


11. Kaiherine, m. Joseph Furbtish of Eliot. 


III. Sully, m. Dr. William Dummer Moody of Vassalboro", Me. 

Daniel, Etq, (113) of GhucNter, Mom., and Isi loife, Eliiabelk 

Gorham, had— 


1. Lncy, b. Aug. 26, 1760. 


II. John Gorham, b. April 16, 1762; d. Nov. 26, 1808. 


III. Elizabeth, b. Joly T, 1764. 


IV. Charles, b. Oct. 15. 1765. 


V. Daniel, b. July 22, 1767, and <J. young. 

By his 2d wife, Rachel Ellery, he had— 


VI. Daniel. 


VII. Timothy. 


VIU. Esther. 


IX. Mary. 


X, Samuel. 


XI. Shubael. 


XII. Judith. 


XIII. Rachel. 


XIV. Funny. 

Mary (114) and Thomas Hammond of Eliol, Me., had— 


1, Joaepl), m. Miiry Staples. 


II. Mary, m. Jonea. 

Margaret (118) and Dr. John Calef of Ipmich, had— 


I. Margaret, b. Oct. 15, 1748; m. Dr. Daniel Scott of Boston, 



11. Mury, bapUzed March 24, 1750; m. Capl. John Dutch of 

Elizaletk (122) and Daniel Rogert, Esq. of Ipswich, had— 


I. Mary, b. Aug. 26, 1761. 


II. Elizabeth, b. Hait:h 16, 1763; d. April 30, 1764. 


III. Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1765. 


IV. Margarot, b. July 20, 1768 ; d. Aug. 27, 1768. 


V. Dnnicl, b. Sept. 23. 1769 ; d. Feb. 15, 1771. 


VI. Sarah, b. 1774; m. PratI of New York. 


VU. Daniel of Ipswich, m. Elizabeth Kendall of I. He was 

wrecked on Cape Cod, and perished with others, Dec. 25, 



1869.] Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich, 66 

1820, aged 47, in the ship Rolla of Newburyport, of which 
vessel he was supercargo. His widow d. at Chicago, III., 
1857. Their children were — 

1. Daniel Augustus of Boston, d. 1844; m. Abigail Lord of 

Ipswich, now of Boston. Their children are, 1. Daniel 

Augustus Rogers; 2. Elizabeth, m. Lathrop of 

Boston; 3. . 

2. John Leverett of New York. 

3. Edward Phillips (originally Ephraim Kendall). 

4. Creorge Jenkins of Ipswich. 

5. Elizabeth, d. in infancy. 

Martha (125) and Jacob Trcadtoell^ Esq. of Ipswich^ had — 

(252) I. Hannah, b. Dec. 12, 1762 ; m. Col. Nathaniel Wade of I. 

about 1784. She d. May 4, 1814. Col. Wade was for 
many years county treasurer, and distinguished as an 
officer in the Revolutionary war. He was captain of the 
Ipswich ** minute men*' at the battle of Bunker Hill ; was 
at Long Island, Harlem and White Plains ; a colonel during 
the whole campaign in Rhode Island ; sat as president of a 
court martial in Providence, Dec. 23, 1777, and possessed, 
it is said, the entire confidence of General Washington. 

(253) II. Nathaniel, b. June 5, 1765 ; m. Prisciiki Dodge. He d. Feb. 

26, 1804. 

(254) III. Jacob, b. March 29, 1774 ; d. unmarried, Jan. 12, 1810, 

(255) IV. Mary, b. Dec. 14, 1771 ; m. Knight, in 1794; d. Jan. 

12, 1810. 

Lucy ( 127) and Jabez Parley ^ Esq. of Ipswich^ had — 

(256) I. Capt Michael, b. Oct. 5, 1782 ; d. ; m. . 

(257) II. Nathaniel Rogers, Esq., b. Feb. 3, 1783 ; m. Pearsm. 

He died in Aug. 1857, aged 73. Integrity, independience 
of character, good sense and modesty of disposition^ won 
for him, through a long life, the respect of his fellow-towns* 
men, whom he was oflen called to serve as their repr«^ 
sentative to the legislature, chairman of the selectmen, and 
in responsible town affairs and offices. Their son, Na- 
thaniel Rogers, Esq., is at present ( 1857) chairman of the 
selectmen of Ipswich. Mar. —^ — . 

Nathaniel (128) of Ipswich and Salem^ Mass.^ and Abigail^ dau. 

of Col. Abraham Dodge^ had — 

(258) I. Nathaniel Leverett, b. at Ipswich, Aug. &, 1785. He was. 

educated for college by his father, about the time of whose 
death, in 1799, he was sent to Phillips (Exeter, N. H.) 
Academy, where he remained a year, preparatory to enter*, 
ing as clerk in the house of George Crowninshield & Sons, 
of Salem, eminent merchants, (two of whom were Jacob,, 
a Democratic representative in Congress, and appointed 
Secretary of the U. S. Navy bf President Jeflferson, and 
Benjamin W., also a Democratic representative in Congress^ 
and Secretary of the U. S. Navy under President Madison,V 
in whose employment sailing for some years, be continued 


Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich. 


> folloi 


1 masier n 
1817. Mr. Eogero was for ao 
Commcrcini Bank of Salcrn, resigning which oflice he was 
chosen the firsl President of the Mercantile Bank, and 
President of the East India Marine Society in I82-. He 
was extensively engaged in East India and other foreign 
commerce, till 1B42, as head of the liouae of N. L. Rogen 
& Brothers, especially in the Zanzibar, Red Sea and New 
Holland trades, of which he was the pioneer from the U, B. 
Of hia conimercinl enterprise, with a few others of Salem, 
it may be truly said that it extended "Devitis ludise usqe 

He held other important offices in the town, as an active 
member of the school commltiee for a long cumber of 
years, seleciman, iic. 

He was married, Oct. 24, 1813, by Rev. Dr. Hopkins, to 
Harriet, youngest child of Aaron Wail, Esq. of Salem (of 
the firm of Wall & Pcirce, enterprising merchants from 
the period of the Revolution for about fifty years) and 
Elizabeth Call of Chariestown, Mass., who d. 1826, aged 
64) whose mother, Hannah, dau. of John Lynde, resided 
and died in Salem, after her house was consumed by the 
firing of Chariestown by the British troops, in 1775). Mr. 
Wait died at Salem in 1829, aged 88. He was bom at 
Maiden, Mass., son of William Wait (who removed from 
Maiden to Marblehead) and Deborah Bucknnm of Maiden. 
They both died a,l Marblehead, at the advanced age of 93 
years each— she on 13lh of Aug., ho on the 23d Nov. of 
the same year, 1803. He was son of Samuel Wait, who 
died Sept. 17, 1734, in his Sisl year, of Maiden, " gentle- 
fnan," a large landholder there — (his will was dated Aug. 
J, 1739 ; ho left a wife, Anna). Ho was 3d son of " Capt." 
John Waite of Maiden, whose estate was settled in probate, 
April 30, 1G94; q large landed proprietor there. He died 
Sept. 26, 1693, aged 75, leaving a wife, Sarah, who died 
Jan. 13, 1707-8, aged 81. He was one of the first select- 
men of Maiden, a representative to the General Court of 
Mass. from that town about 24 years, and speaker of that 
body in 1684. He is said to have been rclaied to Thomas 
Waite, one of the judges who condemned Charles I, 

The children of Nathaniel Levered Rogers and Harriet 
Wait of Salem, were — 
1. Nathaniel Wait, 1j. Sept. 4, IS14 ; d. Oct. 26, 1832, aged 

18, He was clerk for three years in ihe commercial 

house of his father, and a graduate of (lie first class in 

the English high school, Salem. 

Id. in it 

I fancy. 

3. As 

3. Uarriel Wait, b. Feb. 2, 1818, 

4. William Levercit, b. March 8, 1819,] 

5. William Leverett, b. Jan. 29, 1820; d. at Sniem, June 10, 

1850, aged 30. Entered JIarvard College 1836 ; lef\ in 
1840; afterwards entered Dane Law School, Cambridge. 

6. A daughter, d. ia infancy. 

. J 


Rev. Nathaniel Rog-en of Ipswich. 


7. Augustus Dodgo, b. Feb. iM, 1823, Enlered Hor. Coll. 
1839 ; left 1840 ; afterwards entered Dane Law School, 
Camb. in 1844, and became an attorney and counsellor. 

8. Henry Whittingham, b. Nov. ai, 1824 ; d. at Salem, Dec. 
9, 1855, aged 31. At the early age of 6 or 7 years, he 
evinced an uncommon talent for the fine arts, which, 
united to an extreme modesty of disposition, elicited the 
praise and admiration of ihe first masters. Being an 
invalid from boyhood, through his remaining years, pre- 
vented him from cultivating, to any considerable extent, 
these rare endowments. 

9. Edward Slaniford, b. June 28, 1826. 

10. Harriet Wail, b. March 4, 1B28. 

11. Louisa, b. Jan. 18, 1830 ; d. June 27, 1855, aged 25. 
(259) II. John Whitlingham, formerly of Salem, merchant (now of 

Boslon), b. at Ipswich ; m. Anstiss (who d. at Brailleboro', 
Vl. 1856), a dau. of the Inle Hon. Col. Benjamin Pickman 
of Salem (a Federal representative in Congress) and 
Anstiss, dau. of Hon. Ellas Haskett Derby of Salem, the 
founder of its East India commerce. 

The children of John W. and Ansliss were — 

1. Mury Ann Pickman, b. al Salem and d. at Boston. 

2. Elizabeth Harriet. 

3. Capt. John Denison, d. al China. 

4. Anstiss Derby, m. William S. Welmore, Esq. of New York. 
Theirchit.are, 1. Wm. S.; 2. Geo.Peabody; 3. Anstiss. 

5. Lucy Rawlins, d. al Boslon in 1856. 

6. Martha Pickman, m. John Amory Codmnn, Esq. of Bos- 
ton. A son is John Amory. 

III. Richard Saltonstall, b. at Salem, merchant ; m. Isi, Sarah, 

dau. of Hon. Jacob Crowninshield of Salem and 

Gardener of S. Their children were — 

1. CapL William Crowninshield. 

3. Capt. Richard Denison, tn. Martha EndicotI, dau, of Col. 
Francis Peabody of Salem. 

3. Jacob Crowninshield, m. Elizabelh, dau. of Col. F. Pea- 
body of S. 


6. Arthur Sallonsiall. 
By his 2d wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Hon. Dudley L. Pick- 
man of Saiem, were — 

7. Dudley Pickman. 

8. George Willoughby. 

9. Elizabelh. 

IV. William Augustus, b. at Salem; graduated Ha r. Coll. 1811, 
where he was educated by ihe liberality of his father's 
cousin, Daniel Denison Rogers, Esq. of Boston. He studied 
law with Hon. John Pickering of Sniem, and practised a 
short lime, but gave up the profession to follow ihe seas, 
and died of a fever, at Siam, in June, 1831, while in com- 
mand of the brig Texel, aged 29. 

V. Daniel Denison, d. in infancy. 



FraJtcii (133) of Ipswich and Judith HodgHm, had — 
I. Francis, d. in infancy. 
II. Francis, d, about 1812, aged 30, on board a U. S. vessel of 

war, under Commodore Decatur. 
HI. Martha, d. in childhood. 

IV. Mary, m. J. Dole Pearson. She is slill living at Salem, «. 80. 
V. Judith, m. John Tyler Dolliver of Marblehead. A dnu. Mary 
m. Charles Staniford of Salem. 

Daniel' (134) of Ipswieh and his 2d wife, EUtahtth, dau. of 
John Simpkins, Esq., merchant of Boston, had — 

(267) VIII. Margaret, bap. Nov. 1778. 

(268) IX. Mary, m. Stephen Dutch of Ipswich, Feb. 18, 1799, now 

deceased. Had children. 

(269) X. Elizabeth, m. John Talent. 

By his 3d wife, Mary, dau. of John Applcton Yeomans 
of Ipswich, he had — 

(270) XI. Martha, Isl, ) m. Joe! Bowker, Esq., merchant of Satein, 
(27!) XII. Lucretia, 2d, ) Mass. 

Their children were, 1. Daniel Rogers, m. Savory 

of Salem, 1847; 2. Lucretia; 3. George; 4. Charles ; 
5. Susan Rogers, 

(272) XIII. Lucy, m. John Hodgkins of Salem, now deceased. 

Their children were, 1. John of Gardiner, Me. ; 2. Au- 
gusline of Bath, Me. ; 3. Daniel Dennison of Both, Me. ; 
4. Elizabeth, m.Thorndike Chandler of Salem; 6 Clarissa, 
m. Nathaniel Chapman of Salem; 7. Lucy; 8. Mary; 
9. Abigail. 

(273) XIV. Richard, b. Aug. 8, bap. Aug. 11, 1776; lives in Gilmao- 

ton, N. H. lias no children. 

Daniel Denison (140) of Boston and Elitaheth Bromfield, had — 

(274) I. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 11, 1798; d. Aug. 14, 1826; m. L T. 

Slude, Esq. 

Their children were, 1. Mary Ellen ; 2, Daniel Denison, 
grad. Har. Coll. 1844; 3. Elizabeth Bromfield. 

(275) II. Daniel Denison, b. Jan. 22, 1799 ; d. June 4, 1803. 

(276) 111. John, of Boston, b. May 11, 1800; grad. H. C. 1820; m, 

Ellen, dau. of John Derby, Esq. of Salem, Mass. 

Their children were, 1. John; 2. Laura Derby; 3. Laura 
Derby ; 4. Henry Bromfield ; 5. Clura Pomeroy ; G and 7- 
Martha Derby and Elizabeth BroniGcid, twins; 8. Frances 

(277) IV. Henry Bromfield, Esq. of Boston, b. April 4, 1802 ; grad, 

Har. Coll. 1822 ; m. Perkins, dau. of Thomas Per- 
kins, Esq. They have a dau. Annetta. 

(278) V. Daniel Denison, b. March 26, 1805; d. Sept. 14, 1816. 

(279) VI. Hannah, b. Dec. 21. 1806; ra. William P. Mason, Esq. 

Their children were, 1. Elizabeth Rogers; 2. Williara 
Powell ; 3. Edward Bromfield. 

1869.] Rev. Nathaniel Rogers.— Wales. 69 

Thomas (142) of Boston and had — 

(280) I. Abigail, 1 

(282) iS; ffief Denison, U" ^'^^J'' T'^^^^'h '''''^ '^''^^''' "" ^^"^ 

(283) IV. Rebecca, f "'^"^^^ ^^ ^^^*^ ^^^^'• 

(284) V. Abby, \ 

(285) VI. Hon. John Gray, Judge of Police Court of Boston. 

Martha (151) and Major Charles Smithy* had — 

(286) I. John, b. Feb. 1, 1761 ; lost at sea, Sept. 1785. 

(287) II. Samuel, b. Dec. 24, 1762 ; drowned, Jan. 16, 1806. 

(288) III. Ammi Ruhamah, b. Nov. 18, 1764 ; d. Jan. 28, 1836. 

(289) IV. Charles, b. Dec. 6, 1766 ; d. May 22, 1845. 

(290) V. Joseph, b. Aug. 3, 1768 ; d. Feb. 1839. 

(291) VI. Martha, b. Oct. 22, 1770; d. March 22, 1785. 

(292) VII. Elizabeth, b. March 13, 1773 ; still living. 

(293) VIII. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 5, 1774 ; d. Nov. 29, 1829. 

(294) IX. Hannah, b. March 14, 1776; d. Sept. 13, 1782. 

(295) X. Mary, b. Oct. 27, 1778; d. April 29, 1821. 

(296) XL William, b. Oct. 26, 1780 ; living in Kingston, N. H. 1853. . 

(297) XII. Hannah, b Aug. 15, 1783; d. Sept. 25, 1821. 

Dr. Samuel f (152) of Gloucester y Mass, and Elizabeth WUliSy 

had — 

(298) I. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 25, 1768. 

(299) II. Mercy, > twins, 

(300) III. Samuel Willis, ) d. in infancy. 

(301) IV. Sarah, b. Sept. 10, 1772. 

Mary (155) and Hon. Ahiel Foster of Canterbury y N. H.y had — 

i302) I. Martha, b. Aug. 19, 1770 ; m. Jeremiah Clough of Canterbury. 

303) II. Abiel, b. Feb. 9, 1773; m. Susannah Moore of Canterbury. 

(304) III. Mary, b. Oct. 31, 1774. 

(305) IV. Elizabeth, b. March 9 1777. 

(306) V. Nancy, b. May 25, 1782. . 

Wales. — On Thursday last a young man of Dorchester, named Wale8,| 
as he was assisting in raising a new Meeting-House there, fell from a 
Scaffold 28 Feet to the Floor, and thereby fractur'd his Scull, and was so 
terribly bruisM that he lay speechless and seemingly without Sense till 
towards Night, and then died. — News- Letter y July 7, 1743. 

* He was a son of John Smith of Ipswich and Hannah Tread well, b. Feb. 24, 1737 ; 
was a patriot of the Reyolation, captain of the militia, stationed part of the time at 
Ipswich, and in Gloucester, for defence of the sea coast ; afterward he remored to 
uerrr, N. H., and, with his wife, became connected with the Presbyterian chnrch there, 
of which he was an elder. He died Biarch 10, 1815, aged 78. 

t He was attached to the forces sent against Ticonderoga, in 1758, serring in the 
eapadtj of surgeon. 

X This was Ephraim, Son of Jerijah and Sarah Wales, "a young man of about 19 
or SO yean of ajge." — Blake^i Amuii. 

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EbencKcr, son of Thomas & Deborah Wnyte "} 

Joel, son of Jamea & Mary Whitlcmore j 

John, son of John & Sarah Slower | 

Nathan, son of Sara' At Abigail Stower 
Jonathan, son of John & Martha Sweetser 
Josiah Hovcy 
Beojamin Wheeler 
Joseph Lynde 

James, son of James & Sarah Harvoll 
Susanna, wife of John Dexter 
Joseph, son of Daniel ii Margaret Floyd 
Widow Mercy Jenkins 

Phineas Spmgue, husbond lo Elizabeth Sprague 
Phineas, son of Phineas & Hannah Uphum 
John, son of Sam' & Mary Upham 
James, son of Jacob ii Rebecca Burdiii 
Elizabeth Sprague 
Sarah, dr of Nath' & Sarah Jenkins 
Mary Baldwin 

Lois, di of Sam' & Lois Green 
Jonathan New hall 

Jonathan, son to deceased Lciul nnd widow Saral 
James, son of Jacob & Rebecca Durditt 
Dorothy, dr of William & Dorothy Sprague 
Caleb, son of John & Mury Greco 
Elizabeth, dr of " " " 

Abigail, dr of Phineas Ac Abigail Sargeani 
Jacob, son of Jacob & Rebecca Burdilt 
Abigail, dr of John ii Abigail Paine 
Hannah, dr of " " " 

Thomas, son of John it Elizabeth Winslow 
William, son of Sami & Mary Upham 
Mercy, dr of " " " 

Solomon, son of Joseph & Hannah Sargeant 
Phebe, dr of " " " 

Phineas Sprague 

Jacob, son of Joseph & Hannah Sargeant 
Elizabeth, dr of Jon* & Marv Knower 
Abigail, dr of Sam' & Mary'Upham 
Mary, dr of Nathi Ac Rebecca Upham 
Abigail, dr of lohn & Sarah Sargeani 
Samuel, son of " " " 

Phebe, dr of Sam' &. Mary Upham 
Daniel, son of Nath' & Mary Upham 
Abigail, dr of " " *' 

Abigail, dr of John Ac Abigail Grover 
Seih, SOD of John it Sarah Sargeant 

Jan. 1, 


June 8, 


" 12, 

Oci. 22, 


Feb. 20, 


Mch 7, 


May 9, 


July 4, 

" 31, 

Aug. 2, 


" 10, 


Sept. 1, 




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Samuel, son of John & Persis Coleman Sept. 24, 1738 

Sjimuel, son of Samuel & Abigail Grover " ^*^ " 

Phineas, son of Sami & Elizabeth Howard 

Anna, dr of " " " " 29, " 

James, son of " " • " ^^* ^ " 

Elizabeth, dr of " " *' 

Samuel, son of «* « « " 14, " 

Rebecca, dr of Jacob & Rebecca Burditt Dec. 14, " 

Martha Rogers, 

Samuel Sprague, in the 19^^ year of his age 
Ebenezer, son of Abraham 6i Tabitha Skinner 
Mary, wife of Lemuel Jenkins, 54 yrs of age 
Mary, wife of Timothy Sprague 
Nehetniah, son of Sam* 6i Abigail Slower 

Aaron, son of John & Phebe Green Apl. 1, ** 

Sarah, dr of Cap* Sam* & Martha Green May 4, " 

John, son of John 6^ Sarah Marble June 6, '^ 

Benjamin, son of Sumi & Abigail Stower 
Elizabeth, dr of James 6i Elizabeth Hovey 
JcHeph, son of William & Ruth Pratt 
Susanna, wife of Jacob Wilson, ae 72 yrs 
Samuel Sprague, husband to Sarah Sprague 
Mary, wife of James Barrett 

Samuel Wavte Jan. 14, 17f§ 

Persis, dr ot John & Persis Coleman " 15, ** 

Joshua, son of John & Hannah Grover 

John, son of " " " ** 27, " 

Simon, son of " " " 

Mary, dr of Daniel & Mary Whittemore 

Jemima, dr of Joseph & Jemima Jenkins Mch 2, 1740 

Ebenezer Wayte 

James Barrett, husband of Anna Barrett July 31, '* 

Lydia, dr of Timothy & Mary Upham ^^* i^ " 

Rebecca, dr of Joseph 6i Bathsheba Caswell 
Phel)e, dr of Stephen & Rebecca Paine 
Samuel Newhall, son to Sam* & Sarah 

Newhall & husband to Martha Newhall " 17, " 

Sarah Newhall, widow of Sam* Newhall " " " 

Nathan, son of James 6i Mary Baldwin 
Unic [Eunice ?J dr of Edw** <& Tabitha Wayte 

Thomas, son of Sam* & Sarah Newhall " — " 

Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Pratt Jan. 12, 174J 

Ruth, dr of Joseph & Hannah Sargeant 

Ebenezer Harnden, 63 yrs of age " 29, 1741 

Anna, widow of James Barrett 
Joses Buck nam, ae 74 yrs 
William Paine, ae 77 yrs 

Jacob Wilson, husband of Susanna [who d. Dec. 14, 1739] 
Sarah, wife of Ezra Green 

John Wilson " 21, « 

Martha, wife of Jonathan Oakes 
Mary, dr of Eben^ <k Rachel Pratt 
Abigail, wifi^ of Sam* Stower 












































































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Mehilable, widow of Joshua Blanchard 

Phebe, wife of Slower Spmgue 

Mary Squier, ae 97 yra 

James, son of Jones & Mary Barrett 

Martha, wife of John Pmtl 

Samuel Sprogue, husband lo Elizl* SprB{ 

Joho Pratt, husband of Martha Pralt, in ih 

Thomas Waiie 

Aaron, son of W" & Deborah Wayte 

Edward Emerson 

Moses Hill, husband to Sarah Hill 

Sarah Sprague, widow of Sam' £ 

Mary, widow of W" Sargeant 

Philemon, son of John & Marv Parker 

Hannah, dr of Edw" & HuUla'h Hollowell 

John Wellcom, husband to Ann Wellcom 

Hannah, dr of Joseph & Susanna Wayte 

Elizabeth, widow of Joseph Baldwin 

Ezra, son of Ezra &. Eunice Green 

Sarah, wife of Nalh' Jenkins 

Abigail, wife of Abraham Hills 

Jon* Knower, husband lo Mary Knower 

Lemuel Jenkins, 72 yrs of age 

Bathsheba, dr of Joseph & Balhsheba Caswell 

Rachel, wife of Ebcnczer Pratt 

John Knower, husband to Elizh Knower 

Abigail, wife of John Dexter 

Solomon, son of John & Mary Sliute 

Richard Dexter, husband to Sarah Dexter 

Beihiah, wife of Isaac Wheeler 

Elizabeth, dr of Solomon 6i Mary Townsend 

Wiiliam Sprague, husband to Dorothy Sprague 

Samuel Grovcr, husband to Sarah Grover 

Thomas Lyndo 

Daniel Floyd [if'l, husband lo Margaret Floyd 

Manha, dr of Daniel and Mary Whitlemore 

Josiah, son of Solomon & Mary Towuaend 

Elizabeth, widow of Sam' Sprague 

Hannah Collins 

Mary, dr of Jon' St Mary Knower 

Sarah, wife of Thomas Hills 

Rebecca, dr of Jacob & Rebecca Upham 

Charles, son of Isaac & Sarah Hill 

Sarah, wife of Thomas Oakes 

Mary, dr of Jacob Ac Mary Lynde 

Joseph Burditl, husband to Tabiiha BurditI 

Jonathan Barrett, 7*2 yrs of age 

Margaret, widow of Sam' Wilson 

David Bucknam, husband to Esther Bucknam 

John Slower, husband of Sarah Slower 

Daniel Floyd [sen'], husband to Mary Floyd 

Martha, wife of Sam' Sprague 

Elizabeth, wife of James Hovey 












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Wtilof George Dmison.—imZ. 


[The following is a copy of the Will of Col. George Denison, printed 
in Ihe Stonington [Cono.] Advertiser, Sept. 23, 1654. 

We would premise, that William Deiiiaon, came lo Roxbury, Mass., in 
company wilh Rev, John Eliot, in 1631, bringing with him liis wife aod 
three eooa, Daniel, Edward and George. The laal named married in 
1640, Bridget Thompson, supposed to have been a sister of Rev. William 
Thompson, of Bmintree. His wife died in 1643. Mr. Denison visiled 
his native country the same year, "and engaged in the civil conflict with 
which the kingdom woa convulsed." On his return to this country, about 
two years afterwards, he brought with him his second wife, Ann, daugh- 
ter of John Borrowdale, or Borrodel, of Cork, Ireland. Mr. D. emigrated 
to Connecticut aa early as 1651, and in 1654 settled in what is now Slon- 
ington, to which the name of Soutlienon was given in 1658, when the 
territory was annexed to the County of Sutfolk, Mass. He filled accept- 
ably many offices of public trust, and was particularly distinguished as a 
leader in King Philip's war. He died at Hartford, Oct. 23d, 1694, during 
the session of the General Court, and wivs there buried. His age, accord- 
ing to the inscription on his grave atone, was 76. The will was proved 
in June, 1695. — See Ellis's Hiit. Roxbury, 95; Caulkins's Neio London, 

Stonington, Nov. 20, 1693. 

I, George Denison, of Stonington, in lhe County of New London and 
Colony of Connecticut, in New Englanij, being aged and crazy in body, 
but sound in mind and memory, and being desirous to make preparation 
for Death, and to set my house in order before 1 die, I do, therefore, as it 
becomcth a Chrislian, first, freely and from my heart, resign my soul, 
through Christ, into the hands of God that gave il me, and my body to 
the earth from whence it came, and to be buried in decent manner by my 
executor and friends, in the hope of a joyful and glorious resurrection 
through the perfect merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, my strong Re- 

And as concerning my outward estate, which the Lord hath still be- 
trusted me with, af\er all my just debts are paid, I give and dispose of aa 
followeth : First — I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife. 
Ann Denison, my new mansion place, to wit the house we live in, the 
bams and buildings, the orchards, and the whole tract of land, and im- 
provements thereon, as far as Mistuxet, eastward, and aa it is bounded 
upon record, South, West and North, except only thirty acres formerly 
given to my son, John Denison, which is lo lie on the South side, next to 
Capt. Mason's, cast of our field, and also one hundred pounds in stocky 
prized at the County price, all which is, and hath been, under our son, 
William Deiiison's, improvement and management, for ihese several 
years, to mutual comfort and content, all which I do will and bequeath 
unto my said wife, for her comfortable supply during her natural life. 

Also, I give unto my said wife all the houshold »tttj^ that was, and is, 
properly belonging unto us before my son, William, look the charge of 
the family, to be wholly at her disposal, lo bequcalh to whom she pleas- 
eth, at her death. 

Unto my eldest son, John Denison, I have already given his portion, 
and secured it to him by a deed, or deeds, and I do also give unto him, 


Will of George Demsoti.—'[&9^. 


hia heirs or assigns, forever, a County gram of two hundred acres of 
land, uf two hundred pounds in silver money, which grant may be found 
on thi' General Court Records. 

Also, 1 give unto him my groat sword and the gauntlet which 1 wore in 
the wars uf England and a silver spoon of ten shillings, marked G. D. A. 

Unio my son, George Denison, 1 have formerly given a farm of mine, 
lying unii being at ihe northwest angle of Stoninglon bounds, and adjoin- 
ing ihe ten mile tree of the said bounds, which farm conlainelh one hun- 
dred and fifiy acres, more or less, as also the one-half of a thousand 
acres of land lying lo the Norihward, or Northwest, of Norwich, given 
to me as a legacy by Joshua, the son of Uncas, the same lime Mohcgao 
Sachem, the said land to he divided as may more fully appear in the dead 
which I then gave him of both those tracts in one deed, signed and sealed 
with both my own and my wife's hand, and delivered to him and wiinesa- 
ed, and I have several times tendered him lo acknowledge it before au- 
thority, ihai so it might have been recorded according to the formality of 
law, the which he hath wholly neglected or refused, and will not comply 
with me therein, nnd yet haih sold boih ihose parcels of land and received 
pay for them; what his reasons may be I cannot certainly divine, hut ■ 
have it to feur ihey are not good nor tending lo peace after my dece«se. 
Wherefore, to prevent further trouble, I see cause herein to acknowledge 
said deed, and to confirm those two parcels of land unto him according 
to iliu date of the said deed, and the condidons therein expressed, but do 
hereby renounce any other deed not herein expressed, the which iwo 
tracis of land before mentioned, with two Indian Servants, to wit an 
Indian youth, or young man, and a woman, together with a considerable 
stock of neat cuttle. Horses, Sheep and Swine, I then gave him, and per- 
mitted him to have and carry wilh him, I do now confirm to him, ihe 
which was, and is to be, the whole of his portion, I either have or do see 
cause lo give him, only I give unto him twenty shillings in silver, or a 
cutlass or rapier, the which I leave lo the discretion of my executor to 
choose which of ihem to do. 

Unto my son, William Denison, I have formerly given him one hun- 
dred and ihiny acres of land, be it more or less, to wii, nil the land to 
the eastward of Mistuxet Brook, which did originally belong unto my 
new mansion place, and is part of three hundred acres granted unto me 
by New London, as may appear upon Record, and three hundred acres 
of land lying and cutting upon the North boundary of Stoninglon, as may 
more fully appear upon record in Stoninglon, and the native right thereof, 
with some addition, confirmed to me by Oneco, as may more fully appear 
by a deed under his hand and seal, acknowledged before Capt. Mason, 
and recorded in Stoninglon. Also, I then gave him two Indian Servanis, 
namely, John, whom I bought of the County, and his son. Job, which 
was born in our house, logether with one third part of stock which we 
have together, all which, as aforesaid, we formerly gave unto my son, 
William Denison, by a former deed, under our hands and seals, and I see 
just reason lo confirm the same unto my son, William, in ihis my last 
Will, thai so 1 may lake off all scruple or doubl respecting the said deed. 
Moreover, I give unlo my son, William Denison, fifiy acres of land, as 
it was laid out and bounded unlo me by Stoninglon surveyors, and joins 
upon the before mentioned three hundred acres, on the south side thereof, 
3 upon lands belonging to my son, John Denison, to be to him, 
my said son, William Denison, and his heirs, forever. Also, L give unto 

Will of George Dmisoti.—i&93. 75 

my son, William Denison, and his heira, forever, the one half of my 
allolment ai Windham, to wit, five hundred acres of land, which is part 
of a legacy given me by Josfluo, the son of Uncos, iho same lime Sachem 
of Mohegan, as may more fully appear upon the Court Records al New 
Loudon, also upon that former esperience we have had of his greni in- 
dustry and childlike duly in the management of all our concern, for our 
comfort and comfortable supply, &c.; it is therefore my Will and in 
confidence of his love, duty, and wonted care of his loving mother, my 
dear wife, after my decease, I say I do still continue him in the possession 
and improvement of my new mansion place, with the slock mcniionod 
herein in my deed to my loving wife, he taking care of his said mother 
for her comfortable supply, with what may be necessary for her comfort 
during her natural life, and do, or cause to be paid to his said mother, 
forty shillings in Silver Money, yearly, or half yearly, while she shall 
live, and al her decease, I fully and absolutely give and bequeath thai my 
aforesaid mansion place, together with the stock mentioned before, unto 
my said son, William Denison, and his heirs, forever; also, 1 give unto 
my son, William Denison, my rapier and broad buff belt and the cartridge 
box which I used in the Indian Wars, together with my long carbine, 
which bell and aword I used in the same service. 

Unto my oldest daughter, Sarah Sianlon, as I have given her formerly 
her portion as I was then able, so I do now give unto her ten pounds out 
of the slock, as pay, and one silver spoon of ten shillings price, marked 
O. D. A. 

Uuio my daughter, Hannah Snxlon, as I have given unto her also her 
portion, as 1 was then able, so 1 do now give her ten pounds out of the 
stock, as pay. Unto my daughter, Ann Palmer, besides ihnl 1 have for- 
merly given her, I do now give her ten pounds out of the slock, as pay. 

Unto my daughter, Margaret Brown, I have given already her portion, 
and do now give her five pounds out of ihe stock, as pay. 

Unto my daughter, Borrodel Stanton, I have formerly given, and do 
now, give her five pounds out of the stock, as pay, and command it to 
my beloved wife, that at or before her death, she would give her silver 
cup, which was sent us from England, with Brother Borrodel's name, 
'j7"B. under the bead, to her. 

Unto my grandson, George Denison, the son of my oldest son, John 
Denison, ! give my black fringed shoulder belt, ond twenty shillings in 
ailver money, towards the purchase of a handsome rapier to wear 
with it. 

Unto my grandson, George Palmer, I give the grant of one hundred 
acres of land, which was granted unto m« by the town of Stoningtou, not 
yel laid out, or forty shillings out of my slock, as pay, at the discretion 
of my executor to choose which. And, whereas, there is considerable 
rent due me for a house of my wife, in Cork, in Ireland, which was given 
unto her as a legacy by her father, John Borrodel, at his death, and no 
doubt may appear upon record in Cork, the which house stands upon 
lands which they call Bishop's land, and was built by our said father, he 
to have lived in the same whereof my said wife was next to himself, aa 
may also appear there upon record ; and, whereas, I have a right of 
land in the Narragansetl Country, which is mine by deed of ihe native 
right from the true proprietors thereof, ns may appear upon record in 
Boston, and in the records of Stonington, the which, my rights, have been, 
and are, under the possession ond improvement of those who have no 


Will of George Denison.— 1693. 

deed which 1 g 

[ formerly obliged bin 

gave him upon thai co 

And in reference w 

just right to ihem, lo which, by reason of the many troubles, woes, and 
difficullies, which have arisen, togetlier with our remoteness, we have 
not been able lo vindicate our just rights, but have been great sufferers 
thereby, but if it pleases God to send pesceable limes, and our rights be 
recordable in law, I do, by this, my last will, give and bequeath my said 
right unto my son, John Denison, to bo divided equally betwixt them, 
provided that ihey each one bear their equal share in the trouble and re- 
covery of the same. Provided, also, that my son, George Denison, do 
relinquish and deliver up any right he may pretend unto by n former 
' ' n of the one-half of Achagromeconsit, according as 
to do in a deed I gave him of the other farm, and 

*ilh Nathaniel Beebe who hath been a retainer and 
boarder in our family between ihirly and forty years; and for his board 
at our last reckoning, which was March the 20th, 1680, he was indebted 
to me forty six pounds, six shillings and three pence, 1 say £i6 6s- 3d., 
OS may oppeur under his hand lo said account in my book, since which 
time ho hath boarded in the family near upon fourteen years, which, at 
4 shillings sixpence the week, amounts lo one hundred and sixty-ihree 
pounds, sixteen shillings, out of which 1 do give unto Nathaniel Beebe 
fifty pounds, in way of graliScation and satisfaction for his love to me 
and my children, and offices of love shown unto myself and any of them, 
in mine or iheir sickness and weakness, which fifty pounds must be de- 
ducted from the one hundred and sixty-three pounds, sixteen shillings, 
and the remainder will be one hundred thirteen pounds, which hundred 
and thirteen pounds, sixteen shillings, together with the forty-six pounds, 
Bix shillings and three pence, due upon book, under his hand, at our last 
reckoning, as aforesaid, being added unto one hundred and thirteen pounds, 
16 shillings, the whole will be one hundred sixty-two shillings, and three 
pence, the which I give unto my son, William Denison, and his heirs, 
forever, for him, or ilicm, or any of them, or if they see cause to de- 
mand, receive and improve, as their own proper estate. Also, I give 
unto my son, William Denison, nil and singular, whatsoever that belong- 
eth unto me, not already disposed of, to bo lo him and his heirs, forever, 
whom also I do hereby conslitulc, appoint, and make, my sole executor, 
lo pay all just debts if any shall appear, of which I know not any, and 
to receive all clues which either are or shall be due to me, and lo pay all 
legacies according lo this, my Will, within twelve months after my wife's 
decease, and lo take care for my decent burial. — Bui in case my son, 
William Denison, shall decease before he has performed this, my will, or 
before his children are of age, then my will is thai ihe whole estate be 
under the improvement of his wife, our daughter in-law, Sarah Denison, 

ing the lime of her widowhood, for her comfortoble supply, and the 
well educating and bringing up of their children in religion and good 
learning, all which she shall do by the advice of the reverend, and my 

ing friend, Mr James Noyes, my son, John Denison, and my son-in- 
law, Gersham Palmer, ihcm, or any two of ihem, if ihe throe cannot be 
obtained; but without advice she may not act, which three, my dear 
friends, I do earnestly desire, and hereby appoint, as overseers for ihe 
children, and to lake effectual care thai this, my will, may be performed 
according lo the true intent thereof; but if my said daughter-in-law shall 
marry again, then this whole estate lo fall into the hands of those, my 
overseers, and by them to be secured for my son, William Denison's 


Billings.— Treseoti.— Bells. 


; Willia 

■ children, U 
aod by ihi 
aforeimid, and faithfull; 
come of age, to wii: t 
eighieen, and if any of 

DenJBon, George Denison, and Soruh Deniaoo, 
3 be improved for iheir well bringing up, as 
I be delivered unlo ihe children as lliey shall 
males at twenty-one years, and the females at 
le said children should die before they come of 
age, the survivors ahull inherit the same, and if they should all die before 
of ago, (ibc which God Turbid, but we are all mortal,) then it is my de- 
clared mind and true interest of this, my will, ihat my grandson, George 
Denison, the son of my oldest son, John Denison, shall be the sole heir 
of that estate, out of which he shall pay unto his four brothers, lo wit : 
John Denison, Robert Denison, William Denison, and Daniel Denison, 
ten pounds apiece in current pay, and also ten pounds in current pay unto 
his Cousin, Bdward Denison, the son of my Kon, George Dunison ; and 
in token that tliis is my last Will and Testament, I have hereunto set my 
hand and sfial this 24ih day of January, in the year of our Lord, one 

I thousand six hundred and ninety-three, four. 


> BiLLino.— Dorchester Farms, Sept. 29, [1742.] On the 19lh Instant 

n the 22d was Intcr'd Mrs Sarah Billing* (Widow of Capl. 

togtr Billing) having almost complcaiod her S5lh year. Shu was bless'd 

rith a useful and comfortuble old Age and came to her Grave as a Shock 

frCorn in its Season. It's worthy of Remark that aliho' she liv'd lo such 

B advanc'd Age and had 14 Children,t she never buried one, but ihey all 

w survive her, being 7 Sons and 7 Daughters, the Eldest being in her 

OSid Year, and the Youngest in his 40lh. 

N. B. The old Gentlewoman was present at the Funeral of one of her 
Greal-Greal-Grand Children of the 5th Generation a Year or two ago. — 

I And another of the same Generation now aliendcd her Funeral. 
I It may also gratify the Publick lo inform them, that not long since, died 
lb Ihia Town Mr John PrescoUX [Treacoitl and his Wife, both of ihem 
jjfcout 90 Years of Age, who had liv'd together in the married Stale 66 
■ears and 5 Months.— [Bos( on News Letter, Sept. 30, 1742. 
I F 

Last Week a fine set of 6 Bells were brought hither in a vessel from 

■istol designed for Dr Culler's Church ai the North Part of the Town, 

'e hear the largest of them is near 1500 Weight, and the whole Set 
lUl 1000.— [Boston Netes Letter, July 25, 1745. 

From the Boston Neat Letter, 21 Jitne, 1753. — " Philadelphia June 7. 
Iiiist Week was raised and fixM in the Slatchouse Steeple, the new great 
Botl, cast here by PASS and SNOW, weighing 2080 lb. with this Motto, 
Proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land, unto all the Inhabitants there- 
of; Lv. XXV., 10." A very striking mollo for a bell for the building where 
the Declaration of Independence was signed more than twenty years 

■She wu > (laughter of Stephen and Sarjili (Biui) Fainc of Braiiiiroe, and vaa 
born 1:9: 1SS7. Shu married Roger Billings, 8on of Koger and HnntiBh, oadgnuid. 
■on of Rogpr and Hannah, who were among the early setclen of Dorchester. Capt. 
Roger, tbu husband of Sarah, wag bom IB : 9 : 1657. T. 

tTho names and dates of birth of la of these children UQ giien in Thajer'g Famil j 
U«moiiaI (p. G9) copied from the Dorchester Records. T. 

I Id "Blake's Annals," p. 56, nader Ihe year 1741, it is stated ;—" Tbis year Jbht. 
Ud Died Hr John Trescott, in j* 9l3t fear of hi» sige. And on Aug. 1st b«fota, Re- 
beoca his Wife, in j' Wih year of her ige." "" 





Willard Mrmoir ; or. Life and Timts of Major Simon WilJarrl ; unth 
Notices of three Generations of his Descendants, and tao Collateral 
Brancltes in the United States. Also, some account of the Name and 
Famili/ in Europe, from an early day. By Joseph Willard. Boston. 
Phillipa, Sampson & Co. 1858. 8vo. pp. 471. Three Uluslralions. 

In mEling the attenlion of oar rcaijers lo this claborolo Gencologj, ire shall Ttntnra 
to indifsu some pomli of Iho wort which sro withoat a parallol nmung (be fiunilf blf- 
toriea prurioiul; UHaed. The <ul>Jt:ct or Ihe locmoir is Major Simon Willard, whoM 
name oi^i^upiefi to con»picaaae n pliicc in onr early aiiDalB, and to whose charai^Kr and 
actions uur autlior has ^ven a Iborong-h invesligalion and a deserved eulogy. Before 
tracing the descendants for Tour gcnera-iionit, the compiler hni given the family record 
of two hrenrbes or the name, not descended from Simon Willard. These are the SU- 

S'snd Willards, who alart from Dowalt, Peter and Caspar Willard, who came tram 
rmany in 174fi, and the Newton Willards, who trace to Jacob Willard of Nevnoo, 
who man-icd Mary While of Walerlown, Oct. 23, 1677, and who cannot be connected 
reliably to Simon. 

The' Simon Willard, lo whom the remaining hrancbes look as ^eir orifpn, was 
bom at Honmondcn in Kent, where he was baptized April T, 1605, and was the son of 
Richard Willard, a snbatnntial jcoman of that place, by hii second wife, Marecry. It 
has proved impossible to go farther back thnn this Richard, not from a want of records, 
bat mm their excess. The extended investigations which have been made, show that 
the name Willard, of Saxon origin, has been extant in Kent and SasscK ever since Ihe 
Conqaest. In the present case me dificultj consists in identifying the futiier of lUch- 
ard, as in several neighboring parishes there are inJiTidasls of the same name, jpreient' 
ing eqnal claims lo the position. Every one who has attempted lo trace a pedigree in 
England, will recollect that each villa^ seems to have been settled by one or two fim- 
ilicB, all Qsing the same Christian names, and undonhtedly all nearly related, which 
renders the idenliflcalion of any single line of descent very difflcnit'. Mr. Willaid, 
however, expresses bis hope that a rartheroiaminaiion of the wills may afford a certain 
proof of the pedigree. We cannot refrajo from calling attention lo this English por- 
tion of ih« pedigree, as it is by far the most extended and oaivfal examination of paiitb 
records made public in any genealogy. Mention is also made of an existing EngUah 
family of Wilioriis, very probably of die same original stock. 

The snhject o( the arms of the family next occurs. The English branch nscs a coat 
of arms apparently only by prescription, and Mr. Lower, a very bigfa authority, says, — 
"I shonld think uicy are of old dalej" and there is as mach probability "that jos 
Vi\B American branch) are descended from the Rrst bearer as that Col, Willard WH." 
We do not deem this sufficient caose for using the arms, unless Simon Willard or hit 
sons can bo proved In hnve used them. Simon Willard married first, Mary, donghter 
of HeniT and Jane (Feylde) Sharpe of Horsmonden, and she accompanied him hither 
in April, 1634, when he embarked with his sister Margaret and her husband, Dolor 

Davis, his brother George Willard, Wm. Panbry, Stanley, Snmuel Grecnbill of 

Staplchursi, 00. Kent, and Crayfiiotc. His second wife nai EliKsbeth, sister of 

President Henry Duns ler, and his third, Mary Dnnstcr, prohshly a niece of his tlrsi wife. 
These marriages present several poinid difHcnlt to explain, bat Mr. Willard gives t 
very plnui>ib1e solution, as well as mucli information relative lathe Dunster family. 

We hare not space lo oaalyse the sketch of Simon Willnrd's life, or llie record ofhU 
descendants ; the latter is very full to the point reached , and the former is very carcfally 
traced and eioqacnily described. We close this notice wilh ibo remark tliat ihe boML 
will prove a plcnsare and an example lo every genealogist, and we trust the author will 
carry out bis half promise to continue and complete the genealogy in a future volume. 

The Congregational Church at Wrentham in Suffolk; its History and 
Biographies. By Joh» Bbowke, B. A. Loitdon: Jarrold & Sons. 
1854. 8vo. pp.48. 

In Vol. 8 (I8.M) of the Register ie a letter from Bov. John Browne, Pasior of a 
Church in Wretitham, (Eng.), requesting informalion and specially anxious to get anj 
respecting John Phillip. TliG letter was received by Rev. William L, Ropes of onr 
Wranthtm, and bad led to an ipterescmg comspondence, and thtongh the kindness of 

Mr. Ropes, ve have Ihe [onn of the prinlcit Htalor}' nnd Biogrspliips of ibe CongrfgO' 
tional Clinrch of WTcathaTa, in Suflblk, (Eug.), Irom wMth the following Dolire hai 
been IBkco. 

Jn the lime ofEdward VT, (1&&0,) tbc miinor of Wrentham van purchased hy a fam- 
ily of the name of ilrewsler, which name eoncinneil \ij its leprcscnlBlifeii unlil IBIO. 
I'ha Brewaten were gentry of cons i duration in tbcir conntj lor n long period : llicj a- 

eused the Puritan cause, and appear to hnTe attained their hisheit elevation during (he 
otcctorate of Cromwell. To them it tbb owing, aavs Mr. Browne, that earlj in the 
reign of James lal, the Ker. John I'hillip was indaclcd into the Sector; at Wrcntham. 
Thii took place in 1609. He was a verv profltalile and luernl preacher, and llierefom 
obnoxious to thiit intolerant prelnte Mallliew Wren, Bishop of Norwich. This furiona 
prelate dtore utiwaidH of three thouiand perioiis to aecii their bread in a forei^iin land. 
Among tliese able loinialera was Mr. Phillip, who was chawd out of Old into New 
England for his non conformitj'. Ue wai mnrried at Wtvntbam, Jon. 6, 1611-13, to 
Elixabolh, aister of Dr. William Amea, a dirine of EuroiKan celtbriiy in hi* lime, — 
who, driren from the UniTenitj of Cambridge for his Pnriianiiitn, beeoinc lucccaftirely 
Iha roinisioTorihe Engtiah rhnrch at the Hague, FrofcssDr of Dimity at the nnivereilr 
of Franrker, and Pootor of the Enslish church al Rolterdntn. Abuul the lime of bia 
marriage it appears that Mr. Phillip's labor* began to tell apon the parjih, and it be- 
«ajnc neccBSary to provide increased accommodation a al the clmrcb. Calamy tells ns 
" itat by means of Dr. Ame«, Mr. Pliillip had no amall furtherance in bis studies and 
Intitnale acqaoinianco with him served la increase his inclination to CongregBtional 
ways." It appears that so much camealncsa and so much eacccss were matters for 
which hia diocesan should have given Goil iharilcH. He, however, thought differently, 
knd rclcttilesa persecutors of the PnritBna of all aiaiiong in life would not allow such a 
pastor u Mr. Phillip to latior unmolcaiod ; we find therefore ihu in 1 MS he was de- 
prived of hia Uvine, ejected from his chorcb and its minitiry, and became an exile in • 
foreign land. " Snffi'rers for conscience' sake foand on the shores of America what 
ibelt native country denied them, freedom to worship God." Hundreds availed lltem- 
aclnw of the asylum thus provided, crossed the seas, and went forth into the wildemesi 
to be at pence. Thither, in 16So, the Pilgrim futhcra directed their course, and thither, 
is WJB* Mr. Phillip followed them with aomc godly company. Uii arrival in that 
country waa not nnejtpocled, as tbc fcmiliea of Paine and Thurston, who were exam- 
ined the year before and " weni desiroua to go to Salame in New England tu inliabitt," 
most I ikelr carried with them to tlrs. Ames, who resided thera, an account'ofthe state 
of thincs in Wrcntham, on which the Christian people of Uedham igvited him by let- 
leFs beforehand, and this they did with the consent of the whole town, so that when he 
■rrived his Mends there did expect lo, and much endeavored, to obtain bis guidance in 
the HrsibcginninEof their ecclesiastical life. Ho did not however accept the itiviuttion, 
but, being much in request and called divers ■rays, could not readily resolve; but at 
length, upon weighty reasons, conceiving the public service of the church and founda- 
tion of the College, he was persuaded to attend the call to Cambridge. This town is 
the seat of the tJnivenity, which is the oldest d ucational institute in America. This 
College, called Harvard CoUcgii, was oatablisLed just at this period. Oitr own 
John Phillip was in some wiiy engaged in tlic foundntion of it, and rcCn^ed a call to 
Dedham in order lo attend lo iia conrerns. His sisicr-in-lawi Mrs. Ames, went over in 
IBM, and hud land granted them by the 5alcm authorities in 1637, and it is reasonable 
to suppose Mr. Phillip was induced* to lako up h,is residence there on that account. At 
any rate, we find there was a movement made in I63S by the people of Salem, and " it 
was agreed and voted that there should be a village granted to Mr. Phillip and his 
eompany, upon such conditions aa tlic seven men appointed by the town nSfHirs shonlil 
agree on." JFclt.J He was received as a townsman, Jan. 21, 16W, and assigned land 
on condition of his rrmaining in the countrr. Ho did not, however, long coniinne at 
Salem, for in Nov, IMO, he received a third invitation to Dedham, urging him to ac- 
cept the pastorate there. With Ihia request he complied ; but this union, thas effected, 
was speedily dbisoived. for in Oct. IMl, he, wEth hia wife, took ship to return to their 
Dative land. Events had occurred rendering it aafe and desirable that he should re- 
■nmc his pastorate in England ; we fltid him, therefore, embarked for this purpose, and 
after a perilous voyage be is again, in 1643, settled in his homely parsonage. The in- 
terval had not tven spent by him in vain, for at hia return he brought back with him to 
his former station an mclination to the New England discipline. We find his name in 
the list of members of the Assembly of Divinen which met at Westminster in 1613, in 
which there weru ten or eleven Independents. Mr. Phillip was named among the In- 


dependents by the S<^ot9 Comniissioncrs who attended M the Asscmblj. The churvh 
in Wrenlham, OTsr which ha presided, did not become CongrcRHtionKl in rnrm till the 
vear 1649-SD. Bui the day came at length irhen the venerable pastor maat die; he 
had. worked out his conTictiona ; he hud reformed hia clmrch ; he had teen ten jean or 
prosperilj- at the close of a lunc and eventful life ; he fell asleep y 3' Sept. ISeo." 
He was nbont TB yeara of age, and ha had held the living, int-lading the period of his 
exile, fifty-one years. He was not ejected IVom Wrentham, bat died before that storm 
burst npon the kingdom which swept awsr whatever of hoi integrity opposed ita des- 
olating course. Ws anccesaor, Tbomaa Ejng, was ejected in I6GI, on the sad Barthol- 
omew day, when two thoneand of most able and godly divines were driven from their 
charges for their non-conformity. 

Mr. William Ames, son of Dr. Ames, came to Wrentham in 1646, where in )U8 he 
was settled as co-pastor with hit uncle Fhlllip. When a child be went over with his 
toother, in the spring ori&34, (his tntlier having died the preceding year,) to New Eng- 
land; he was educated at Earvard College, and grodnatcd in 16fS. Calamy aaya of 
him, " he was a very holy man of the Oongrcgntioaal penuasion, and in all reapecls an 
excellent person. On Uie reaioraiion, he was ejected from both the pDlpits he had 
worthily supplied, but continued in " the office of Doctor," till hia death, as appears 
by his gravestone in Wrentham chorch-yard, as followa — " Here lyctli intnrred the 
Body of William Ames (eldest son to the learned Dr. Ames) Teacher of a Congrega- 
tionnl church in Wrentham, who deported this life on July 21 , — 89, and in the 66 yean 
of bis age." H. was Iwico married, — both wivM dving before him. Notices of the 
other pastors of the Wrentham church arc given in iJie history by Mr. Browne, which 
we have not room to iascrt. 

Mr. Phillip'e name was spelt without the Hnal a In tho church and parish registers, 
but he Is undoubtedly llio John Fhillipa menlioaed as of the WcttminsKr Assembly, 
although we hare teen on edition of the Catechism, pnnted in Edinburgh in ITTO, which 
gives uie name as Hairy Phitiipt. 

Mr. Browne givei the following as aome of the names appearing on the Wrentham 
registers, Tii.,Hanling,Aldia,Uauiea, Howard, and Dullard. He also gives genealc^cal 
items relating to the families of Paine and Thurston, 

The conjectures of Dr, Lamaon, in Jiie history of the Dedliom chnrch, ore confirmed 
and renilcced certain by this account of the Wrentham chnrch. W. G. B. 

The Earh of, Kildare, and their- Ancestors : from 1057 to 1773. By the 
Mauqois of KiLOAHE. Second Ediiion. Dublin : Hodges, Smith & 
Co., 104 Gm(\oii-Sii^et, Booksellers lo the Uiiivcreily. 1858. 8vo. 
pp. 320. 

Wo have resolved to give aome aecoant of tho above book, as it is in mnny respecti 
the most tnlcresting and best written English genealogy we have seen. The Fits Ger- 
alds or Geraldines trace their origin to Otho, a Baron of England In 1057, and have a 
fair claim to a farther pedigree reaching to A. D. 910, Gerald, the fifth in descent from 
Otho, wua summoned to the Irish Parliament in 1205, as first Buron of Offoly, and 
from him was descended John, fltit Earl of Kitdaro, who died in 131 S, the cillc remain- 
ing in the family nntil James, the twentieth Earl, was created a peer of Great Britain 
in 1747, as Viscount Lelnster of Taplow, He was made Marquis of Kitdara and Borl 
ofOftalyin 17S1, and Duke of Lelnster in 17GG, The Geraldines and tbe Butlers were 
the most conspicuous familiea among the English or Norman eettlcrs in Jrcland, aa dis- 
tinguished from the Irish chieftains. The nnmerons battles In which the different aepta 
were engaged, and the armed interposition of the English govemmenl, afforded abund- 
ant opportaaities for the leaden to acquire and display a bigb degree of martial prow- 
ess, and their names have become identified with the hialonr of the most important 
events of Iriiih history. If anything can jaatify a pride of^ birth, it must be the con- 
sciousness that the representative of a family has to mainlaiu a nami? endeared to the 
hearts of Ihonsanda by tho tradition of the worth of a long ancestral lino. When we 
find then the reprcacntativa of one of tho oldest familiea in Europe tJiking hia pen to 
record the transncticins of his predecessors, we may well congratulate him on the splen- 
did theme ho has to discuss, and upon the encouragement to the cause of genealogy 
which his coodnct gives. In regard lo the present book wo can say that it excels every 
other English genealogy we have seen, in ila simplicity and complclcness. The snli- 
ject ia well availed of, and those who ore fortiiuatc enough to obtain a ropy will read It 
with as much interest as the best history can give them. 

Tho first edilioa consisted of bat twenty-five copies ; but the present issue was made 
in order U> grati^ tin iDtereit manlfeued by the public, and consists of one hundred 


1859.] Book Notices. 81 

Paper on Nea England Arckiteetare, read before the Neio England 
'Mstorie-Genealogieal Saeiely, Sept. 4, 1858. By Rev. N. H. Cham- 

lELAiN, of CuNion. Published by the Socieiy. Boston r Crosby, 

ichols & Co., 1858. 8vo. pp. 30. 

We are happf to nrord the pnhlicatian at this pampEilei, as iin evidence ilml oar So- 
ciol; is preparing id follow the eourse of several otherH, unit to grve the pitbtic nn op- 
portunity 10 learn many earious pnnieiilars, which are often mndc known onlj lo those 
members who may hear an esBsy read. 

Mr. Chamberluin'B diaaertatjon ia carefutlf prepared and eloquently warded ; and it 
trcan of a snbjeel which i« of daily inioreat to tlic community. An elaborate synem of 
•rehiieetnre is an ovidenee of a hieh degree of intollectnal cultare in any soeieiy ; and 
we tnial that our posterity will have something better than the miserable bnma with 
pepper-box iteeples, now standing all over New Ent;land, lo repreaent ebarehea, lo lead 
tbcm lo infer ihe wealth and attainments of which the present generation boosla. Our 
soihor Btrongly urges the necessity of a greater atlenHon to the study of arehilectural 
efferli and symbolism, bat wo will not attempt to give a synopsis of the argumeiils he 
emplovi so well at length. 

Introduction of the Power Loom, and Origin of Lowell. By Nathan 
Appi.eton, Printed for the Propriclors of liie l.rf>ck8 and Cnnols on 
Merrimack River. Lowell, Mnaa. ; Primed by B. H. Penhallow, 1858. 
8vo. pp. 36. 

We do not hesitate to place this pnmphlet amon); the most interesting works we have 
lately seen, Mr. Applcton has given a suecinet aceount of the progress of our eodon 
manufneiories, whose saeeees has added a largo eily to the Sinte, supplied ihousanda 
with the means of a livelihood, and proved a most profitable investment to the pro- 
Lowell in 1B21 contained less than twelve haos-es; in 1855 ita popnlation was 37,553. 
TliB result of the iniroilaetion of the power loom has been lo plaee ita producti' within 
the roneh of all, by reducing the price of printa per yard from 23.07 cents in 188S, to 
9. IS rents in 1855. Mr. Appleton is the only survivor of the originators ol this vui 
aalional enterprise, and the public will Join in the wish oxpressed in the letter from 
cennin gentlemen, lo which this pamphlet is the response, thM he will jet find an op- 
portuiiiiy to give ua a full history of the manufactares whidi have been the mainspring 
of Ihe prosperity of Massachuselts. 

The Levering Famili/ ; or, a Genealogical Accoant of Wigard Levering 
and Gerhard Layering, two of the Pioneer Srtllers of Roiborough 
Totomhip, Philadelphia Count;/, (Penn.), and their Deseendnnla ; and 

an Appendix, containing Brief Sketches of Roxborough and Manayunk. 
By Horatio Gates Jokes. Philadelphia ; Primed for iho Author by 
King Ac BaJrd. 1858. 8vo. pp. 193. 

Pennsylvania hns hitherto been rathersparingof additions to the genealogist's library, 
the Sharpies and Darlington families being the only previous works we remember ; but 
ihe has made a largo installment of the debt due by this publication. Two brothers, 
sons of Rosier Levering, of Mulhcim in Germany, eame over about 1685 and settled 
under the auepices of the Pennsylvania Company. The stock thus planted has put 
forth numerous branches, of which oar author haa given a good account. M'e can onlj 
wonder al the succeis which ho* crowned Mr. Jones's efforts, when we consider that 
there is no law in his State reqniring the registration of births, Jbc. We trust this book 
may stimulate othecs to preacrve Ihe records still extant in [be bands of different indi- 
viduota, and produce a boat of followers in the devious but pleasant paths of genealogi- 
cal research. 

„ ailUi of the United Slates, by Sea and Land. By Henbv B. Dawson. 
I Illusiruicd by Alonzo Chappel. New York : Johnson, Fry it Co. 
Ipp. 1—128. 

e the flnil four parts of this new serial history, which is lo be completed In 

forty numbers. It is well written and hsndsotncly illustrated, and will no doubt be 

well RceiTed bj ihr public. The rndoraeniGnt of Gon. Winfiold Sroll is eafflrient to 
prove iu fidplkr lo hislor;, whilst tlie approbation or Washington Irving will guaramtM 
the litcrwy ability oflhe author. 

In the progTBSS of indastrial discover}', the vtrioos interests expand and subdivide. 
to that sioglo departments of any subject come lo demand separate treatises ; so in our 

Srogrcss us a aatlon, uo one work can fairiy exhibit ail ports of onr history, and each 
Emands its appnipriate and exclusive consideration, Whe ' ' " ' 
these wonts will nalurallj nupply themselves; 
ndiolvly work itevelops the fact thai we are now 
Such a work could not have been produced at a 
were not ripe for it, did not need it. 

Upon its romplctlon wc sboll notice the work d 
time we tvcommend it to the public attention. 

id the appearance of Mr. Dawson's 
Dcrging ioto our national manliood. 
earlier period, simply because wc 

'e particularly, and in the mean 

An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Nantes. With an 
Essay on their Drrinalion and Import. By William Abthux, M. A. 
NpwYork: Sheldon, Blnkemnn & Co. 1857. Svo. pp.300. 

Sarnames. B, Homer Dixon. For Privale Distribulioo. Boslon : 1857. 

pp. K 


We do not propose lo tronble onr rpndera with anj disqnieiiion on the origin of names, 
or the dale of the introdnction of sarnaracs. The matter has been tilreaclv very thor- 
oughly treated by Enfflish wriicr^, and our only dnty is to state how the a6ove named 
aathors will appear wiien I'oinpared with their trans- Atlantic rivals. 

Mr. Arthur s l>ook seems lo be a very careful collection of the results attained by in- 
Tciligators abroad, and is to be eominpnded as a means of induting inquiry BmotJg » 
elass of readers who have no time to spare to make elaborate researches themselves. 
The definitions seem lo be adapted lo meet the wants of ihal portion of students to 
whom all bat llie present forms of spelling are unknown, and to whom words of the 
date of Chaucer are an enigma. 

Mr. Dixon's work (of which, by thfi way, there was a previous edition in IBSS, and 
to which n supplement of eight pages has been added), is entirely a book of new results. 
The names are very carefully traced lo theirorigin in various laiieoflges, and vre regret 
that the author is not inclined lo snbniil to llio public a work whieh would take a hi^ 
rank among the puhlicaliDnB on the aubjcct. 

Mr, Bowditch'a book is of a difiercm nature. He baa amnsed himself and his read- 
ers by noting down the strange forms which nomcnclalnre has assumed, wilhoul nt<.i- 
ence to Ibeir real meaning, but simply giving the mode of spelling us he found it. Many 
names have become ramiliariied to out ears by Ibe settlement of rorrigners. which, 
though possessing a real meaning in their native land, become very ludicrous when, 
owing lo a similarity of sound, they are identified with English words. Instances of 
this process of name.making occur so oFten, that we need not t'ite examples, but aisura 
onr readers that they will Hnd in the " Snffolk Suranmes" a plen.Hnnl and valuable work 
to pcrnse. We trust that Mr. Bowditch will hereafter find time to comploie and repttb- 
liah the " Gleaner" articles from the Boston Transcript, and thus preserve losiiy cnnou 
facts relating to the early history of this city, of which he is jicr^aps the only repo*- 

Gentalogy of the Sargelajnt Family, Descendants of William, of Mai- 
dm, Mass. By Aaron Sargent, Boston : S. G.Dreke. 1868. 8vo. 
pp. 98. 

In this book ire find a rare completeness, and a judicious eoDEolidation of matHr. 
The Sargents form a namcrons familv, and spring from several distinct stocks. The 
present ^k lakes the desccndauls or William Sargent of Charleslown (now Maiden), 
in ie3S, and traces their ramifications very tlioroughiy. The only imfrovemcnt we 
could have suggested would have lieen a separate numbering of iho families ; bnt as it 


'c rrom die membori ot ihe tamilj 

History of the Tovtn of Mason, N. H., from the jirtt grant in 1749, to 

the year 1858. By John B. Hill. Boston and Butigor : 1858, pp. 

iv. 324. 

Memoir of Ih' Ree. Ilill, Pastor of the Congregational Church 

^«i Mason, N. II., from November, 1790, to May, J854, with some of 

~'JiM Sermons, and his Discourae on the History of the Town. By Johs 

^. Hill. Busioii and Bangor : 1858. pp.114. 

fOne of ihc very bcm town historips jot wriiicn, full, cxdci, mcihoilkiil, ftilhful, pic- 
tiiTe»quc, anil instrurtive. Ii ni^liiliits " all the RicpB in progress by wliicli b Kew Eng- 
land town nod rburi-li an.' luUt ii]> nnd loimtiluli^d, Trom the carlicsl begjnnin^cs loibcir 
flill cnnbliahmint in inrlcpeiuli-ni L-xisivnrc uid power. Tbcw inslilutionji are, botti in 
church and eiaii', the purest and mosi abnoluic democrocicH Ihe world liax ever seen." 
It U nn epitome of Nuw EngUnd colonization. 

The book \a it compitatian from original recurdi, and coninine — if any liistoir can 
contain il— a perfect kiatoiy of the town. Wo have ihe records wiib nmaimg fldelin— 
reams of stalislici of mortalily, of binlis, marriages and deaths, of biograpbicol aketchc*. 
of manufacturo, rondt, school*, churches, nf the hiudrancu nnd difflcnltiesof poTcrty, 
-— Hiinbitioiis tracing* of lineage lo some one of " the llircc broihers" in Noah's ark, bnt, 
elasl with only a possible or a "probabte" Imklo the New England imnlgraiit- Here 
it a specimen of the records: — It was, in 1789, "Voted and clause a come le to pich 
opon a place or places for a graveyard. Enoch Laursncc. Samxacl Scripter, Nathan 
Hall." In ITTO, Ihej voted to pay Stcplicn Lawrence »ix Bblllines for buardinc Hr. 
""'"""■'■■" ■ " ■ 'is also "voted that there be a workhouse 

n Frescott and others lo come 
JiiKproprietoraof No. I." TWwaa the' Bunker Uill I'rescoit. Here is Mr. Tar- 
betr* own record of his oath of ofBcc. " October the 30, 1763, Then Thomas Torbcll 
parwnely appeared and maid oath that in the offis uf Propts Clerk for Mo, one, lo 
which he was chosen, he would act according lo tbc beast of his judgment." 

The work is adorned with pleasant pictures of houses, and of the wvU-lu-du gentle- 
men of the town. Every true Mosonian will own the book. * 

The New Hampshire Annwil Register, and United States Calendar, for 
the year 1859. By G. PuREEa Lxoif. Concord : ]8mo. pp. 166. 

This work, so often noticed in onr quorlcrly, with the present iwue makes ils ihirii/- 
talith annual visit to the people of Now Hampshire. It is tmly a manual .—being in 
■ueJDst six inches by three and three fourths, — can be readily carried in the bond or 
iho pocket, to be consulted by the owner as his inclination or convenience prornpu. 
The term, maitiim in panv, may in strict irulh be applied to this little dnodecimo. In 
its various departments, legislative, judicial, ecclesiastical, medical, municipal, &c., the 
•itlclcs are prepared and arranged with method and care, being chiefly in alphabetical 
ordep— as such thingi should be — aflbrding thereby a greater facility and convenience 
for reference. Among other mattera, in this number, of interest lo the general reader, 
may be mentioned a copy of (he inscriptions from the monument erected to Hon. Mo- 
■he'ch Weare, the first president of the state under the new constitution, who died in 
1T86 ; also, brief notices of distinguished sons of New Hampshire, recenllv departed. 

This annual Register is indeed a valuable compendium for present and fntnre consnl- 
lation. and we hope it may long be continued under the labors and auspices of its preo- 
CDi faithful editor and proprietor. 

The Life of Esther de Berdt, afterwards Esther Reed of Pennsylvania. 
Privately primed. Philadolpliia : C. Sherman, printer. 1853. 

Wo have been favored with a sight of this volume, which we presume was compiled 
br W. B. Reed, Esq. Wc do noHljel aulhoriied to describe its conlen la beyond stal- 
mg thev ate a series of familT loiters, written in the Colonial and Revolutionary times. 
Vfu have noted the title for the benefit of collectors, and we bona this notice may be 
•be tonnnau caoie of bringing out some moro extended noiii:e of ^o work. 


Book Notices. 


Thf. History of Waterhnry, Conncclicut ; the original Towm.ihip embrace 
ing prraent Vatertown and Plymouth, and parts of Oxford, Woleott, 
Middl'liury, Prospect and Naugaiiick. With an Appendix of Biogra- 
phy, Gfnealogy and Statistics. By Henry Bhonson, M, D. Waler- 
bury: Published by Branson Brothers. lg5S. 8vo. pp.582. 
Il would be but a common -pi >cs coraplimcnt to Dr. Branaon lo f^j, that his work i> 
well done. Jn matter, style, and iiiecliiinicnl excculiun it ia worth; of all commKndo- 
tion ; in fact, take it hs a whole, we Mnrce know of a town hiitory in New Englnnd 
that iDiiT be cuntidtred Jls eqnal. It contains twenty-nine highly Itnished cngiavingl, 
conlrasring pleananlly in this reHpect with works illiulrawd bj cheap lithographic heads 
and viewe- Twenty of these pUtes are (Inely oxectttcd portraits, (eighteen bj Sartoin,) 
of natives of the tuwn, and others wlio hare made iliemeelvoa prominent there, — tbe 
families of Bronson, Holmes, Uopkiiin, Scovill, &c. There aro, boEidcs, plans and 
maps, ftf -similes of sienatorw of original propriclors of the old township, &.c. FaciDE 
the title page is a Bne view, on steel, tif the town of Waltrburj, as il now is. So mucn 

The hialDty eommenees in IflST, when the flrst Indian deed was^vento Win, Lewii 
«nd Samuel Steele, of Matetacoke or Maiiaiuck, "from whtnpo John Standley and 
John Anilrews brought the btaek leojl," &c. In the fall of 1673, FnrmingtoD people 
petitioned the court for leave to make a seitlcmcnl. The petition was granted, and 
some of the moat distinKuished men in the history of the Colotij were placed upon 
the committee, Ti»., Taluoi, Webster, Olinstcud, Steele and Wadaworth. The seed 
planted by them has ripened into a beautiful and lliriying lawn, which has now ob- 
tained tho oognomon of " the Manehcater of Conncoticnt." The town ttas incorporated 
in 1680, receiving ihe name of Waierbnrj "on rwcountof its numerous rivers, rimleta, 
ponds, iwampB, 'boggy meadows," and wet laiida." lu water privileges hav« been 
turned 10 a good account. As an evidence of this, witnesi il» many thriving mnnafac- 
luring Mlabliahments, and the prosperity of its enierprising inhnbiinnla. The chapters, 
in special, contiuning personal notices of tho first MItlers, hisloiT of churches, sdioola, 
4c., ihe rcyolutionarj hisiorj, and tlie progress of the people from a feeble settlomcBt 
to a matured community sreinicreBiingand insiniciivo, not to the people of Watcrtiiry 
alone, or to the inhabitants of Connecticut merely, but to everv true son of New Eng- 
land. Tlie appendix contains RftyKino biographical notices, bealdca genealofrics in brief, 
of shoDl tbiny families, with other articles. A good index crowna and completes the 
work. The book is, in line, a credit to the author and ull concerned in its production. 

The Hinlory of Cape Cod : The A nn.»> of Barmlabh County and of its 

several Tovmt, including lltr District of Marshpee. In two voUiracs. 

By Frederick Freeman- Boston : Printed forihe Auihor, by Geo. C. 

Raod &, Avery. 1858. Pnrls I. 11. pp. 1-320. 

We are induced to give this early notice of this history, as it is printed for subaoribera 
only, and ia nut adTertised, It will b« complete in two volumes of not less thnn 600 
pages each, and is beautifully printed on remarkably good paper, Vie presume that 
the " Cnpe Cod Asaociation," lo whose officers tbe book is dedicated, have rendered tha 
author tbe assistance necessary to muinlnin this typugraphieol beauty. We need only 
■ay of Ihe literary ciecution that the history will ^Uy equal any tuwn or County his- 
tory yet published ; and the antiquary and the genealogist will alike hnd it a ators- 
house of Suable titela. Much space will be given lo family records and charocteriaUa 
anecdotes, and tbe engravings promise to be numerous and valuable. We would ad- 
vise all of our readers who lake an intcresl in Cape Cod to subscribe, and they may tbd 
oeriain thai their expectation of a gofid history will be more than realiied. The sub- 
scription is fiiur dollars, eicluaive of postage, and may be addressed to Rev. Frederii^ 
Freeman, Sandwich, Muss. 

The Hisloricat Magazine, and Notes and Quer 
uitics. History and Biography of America 
Kichnrdson. 1858. 

( concerning the Antiq- 
New York : C. Benj. 

Belbre this number of the Begister reaches our subseribera, the second volume of the 
Historical Magazine will be completed. Soon after itacommeneement we referred to the 
work and recorded our approval of it. 

As we intend in the April number to give a fuller notice, we will now merely recom- 
our readers as an excellent compiuiion to tbe Kegiatcr. 




How«, Mr. Ahel. nl Marlborough, On. 

l4lh.loMU»MiirlliaE.RuMell ; by Rev. 

Homiio Alscr. 

KzwcoMli. Sir. J. Warren, Jr., fonnerly of 

"" wnfltld, Mb«»., u[ Hanford, Conn., 

30th, to Mary S., jounj^Et dnnglilcr 

'the Ulu lit. Gcort;i^ Sumner. A grcai- 

_ widion of Gi^n. Joseph Warren, and 

'^ ereat-grand-dnughter of Gen. Israel 

Pkescott, William, M. I)., at Conconl, 
N. H., June 2i, to Mre. Butty Dole, 
both of Concord; by Rev. C. W. Flnn- 

RiCK, Abraham W., Esq., of Dayton, 
Ohio, dE Marlbarongh, in the Unitarian 
Chnrrh, Dee, 2, tu Emily V. Bigelo 

Mr. John Wilder, at Bmiilebor- 
,, . Vt., Oclob«r 6th, to Miss Sarah 
Guotlell Blnkf, danghter of Mr, Bumurl 
Blabc of Dorvheatur; by Rut. Addiaon 


Mr. Bi'DJamin, Boston, Nor, 13. 
u born Jn Excier. N. H., March 
81 ; wna k grandson of Rev 
lb Adaroi, settled in Simtham, X. H„ 
of Harvard College in : 
ftuhcr romoiing to Boston whilo he 
■ child, bo vut here educated, 
ed an apprenticciliip in h merea 
»e. In 1801 bs establUhed himself 
lUKinrss, and unilcr the style of B. 
ims i Co. {afterwards Adams, Ho- 
&. Co.) was for forty ycari actively 
cncnjifd in the dry goodi buninccs. 
Almt, Geor;^' B„ Dartmouth, Nov. STlh, 
in the Slid year of liis tav. He was a 
member of 'ihfl Society of Friends. His 
wife died Nov, 1st. They had lived 
together ncurly 66 years. 
Ami, dpi. Atnos, Doxbory, Sept. 2Tih, 

c. 81. 
Ad«t IN, Samuel, Ehi., Boston, Sept. 15th. 
K. ahoul TO. Hl' was the son of Samuel 
Austin ; was horn in Boston, and widely 
known as nn opulent and extensive Cnl- 
cQita mcrchnnt. He wm elected a Rep- 
reienMtivp lo the Statu Legislature in 
18S7, and continued in olSee bv mcces- 
rivi rcelcciions for tbc six following 
jeM*. He was also a member of the 
Cily Council in 1BS9 and 1830, and a 
Diroclor in the Stal« Bank from H24 
nttil his death. 

:, EllubeCh, GloaecBter, Oct. 34th, 

Bai let, Adams, E^q., Boston, Nov. ao, «. 
69. IIciva«ihesonand only child of Capl. 
A dams Bailey, and was born in Scilnaic, 
Mass., the 3Sth April, 1789. His father 
was a Captain, and aftcrwardB a Pay- 
master in the Revolutionury Army. 
About tlic yearlT97ho was appointed 
Suncrintcndent of the Marine Iloepilal, 
wliieh was then in Charlestown, where 
tho Navy Yard now is, and the family 
removed' tu thai place when the sahjccl 
of this notice was eight years old. Al- 
though he TCBJdcd in Charleaiouli he re- 
ceivni his education at the public! ichoola 
in Boston. He remained wjtii his father, 
beins employed as an assistant in the 
hosiiital. At one lime he intended lo 
study mcdii'ine and berome a firiictiKine 
iihysidan and surgeon, but relmquished 
tiis purpose, because, as he said, he wat 
loo tcnderhcarled lo pursue tliat profei- 
sian. In 1819 ho was appointed lo an 
office in the Boston Custom House, 
where he remained as elcrk and after- 
wards Depnt}' Collector until lS4i,when 
he was removed by (Jollector Lincoln. 
but was reinstated in 1843, by Collector 
Itunioul, and eontinaed in office until 
Octo)ier, I85T, when he was required tu 
give plaee to another who aspired to tiii 
BituBiion. Thns,»-iih an interval of only 
■wo years, lie was altaebed to the Boston 
Custom House for a period of forty-two 
years, about half of which lime he' held 
the ofHce of Deputy Collector. Mr. 
Bailey was a most genial, popular and 
efficient puhlic officer. In his hobits of 
promptnus, impanialtty and {loliieneu. 
he vras a model for persona in official 
station. Allhougli politically opposed 
Co a great majority of the merchants and 
others who had occaaion to meet hlro at 
the Custom House,yetsaeh washis fiicil- 
itv in the despatch of business, his snarltr 
of manner, and accommodating disposi- 
tion, that he was universally popular, and 
partv asperily never desired his removal 
froTji the office which he tilled so accept- 
ably. He had been for many years the 
Secretary of the Massachusetts Society 
of Cincinnati, and cook a deep interest in 
those who were the recipients of ihe be- 
nevolenev of that honored institution. 

years, after the hnsineis of the day wu 
past, to take a rircuiious walk of about 
seven miles, over Boston neck, throngh 
Itoixhury, Dorchester and South Boston, 
lo his place of residence. Ho was a con- 
stant nnd devout attendant of divine 
worship on itio Sabbath at the Fiwt 
Chnrcb in this city. In summer or 

Marriages and Deaths. 



he never fiUled to bi; preient both al 
momini; nnd aflcniooii aerrices, di 
deUined by sickness or other unan 
ble csuBC. In his domestic leUtior 
pj- As a hns" 
atnioBt idolized. In 

after a union of aninlcrrapKid happiness 
for thirtv-six jeara. He baa left two 
eoas nni{ three danglitcra to mourn the 
loss of a kind and affcetionate fnthcr. 
Ballabd. Mr. Joseph A., Boston, Octo- 
ber I. He was bom in Boston the 15th 
of Aagast, 180S, and was tlierefore 53 

Jeai-B af ace at the time of liis denth. 
n early life ho entered as an apprcn- 

I the c 


Winalow & Channing, anctionofin, in 
Kilbf street, where ho remained aboal 
two years, when he let^, and was em- 
ployed in the Patriot and Chronicle news- 
paper office, Mr. Davis C. Ballard, of the 
Una of Ballard & Wright, the proprie- 
tors of that paper, being his unelc. Here 
he served as a local reporter, until I83S, 
when that paper was niei^d in the Daily 
Advertiser, alter which be acted in the 
Mine eapneily in (hat office until Sep- 
temher, 1B34, when he took charge of the 
■hip-news rlepartment, which he held un- 
til bis death. He was a remarkable 
man in many respects. Ho was fa- 
miliar with mercantile mBtlen to n de- 

duslry that was 

'ing nnd a zeal 

Hlry that 

ir Iho irlcrcst of liis employer* rarely 
equalled. Uis marine reports have been 
as remarkable for their completeness as 
for their correctness. After discau; had 
marked him as its victim, he continued 
to latHir, and litcmlly died at his po«t. 
He won univcrsnlly respected by the 
members of the prcx, as well as by the 
entire business community. 
Babkabd, Mr. John, Ilorcbealer, Dec. 3, 
». S9yra. 6mo9. 1 bcliered tohave been, 
M hit decease, the oldest mate person in 

Bblkkap, Miss Mary, : 

) GS. 

r, 36 Oct.. 

Blake, Mr>, Emily M., Charlcstown, Oct. 
lOth, K. ?3. She was tbo wife of Mr. 
Jonaihan Blake. 

Bldkt, Mrs. Mary. Portland. Sept. 4th, 
relict of the late William Blum, Esq., 
formerly of Portsmouth, N. H., a;. 92. 
She was the eldest dnuuhter of Simeon 
and Margery Femiild of Killery, Me. ; 
and preat-gnind-daut'liler of Rev. John 
and Mary Emci¥onof PortEmoiith, N, U, 

BsAMAS, Mr. Uzziel, Easchampton, Sept. 

I, a:. 81. 
Bbighak, Mrs. Lncy, Ernminghnm, Nor, 

19th, EC. 90 rrs. and 5 mos. She was of 
Mttriborougli. a relict of Warren Brig- 
ham. Uer maiden name was Marble. 
BmcHlu, Mr. Sylvesler. Wcs thorough. 
Nov. 23, te, BT yrs. anil 10 nios. He 
was highly respected as a worthy, op- 
right, and Christian man. His rnncral 
was attended in the Congregational 
Church in Southborongh. where he had 
resided many years. Previous U> his 
death he was one of six — three brothen 
and three sisters, then living — whose 
anited ages amounted to 474 yeara, U 
being an average of 79 years each. A 
brother had died some years pi^cvious, 
whose age was considerably past 80. 
RinnT, Mr. John, Wulthom, Oct. 9th, 

Bullock, Mr. Isaac 8., Salem, Oct. I4th, 

IE. 7.1. 

Capbv, Rer. Lemuel. South Boston, Aug. 
aSUi, m. G9 yn. and 9 mos. ; a descend- 
ant from mmord and Joan jParchis) 
Cnpen, who were among the early aet- 
tlecB of Dorcbeslor. He was (he son of 
John, Jr. nnd Patience {Davis) Copen; 
was bom in Dorehestcr, Nov. 35, 1T88; 
grad, H. C. 1810 ; was ordained pastor 
of the Unitarian Church in Sterling-, 
MnKS., S2d March, 18IS. and resign^ 
his pastoral charge June 31, 1819. Hi* 
farewell nennon, delivered on this occa- 
sion, boa been twice printed. On the Slat 
of Oct. 1827, ho was Instalicd over the 
HawcB Place Church in South Boston, 
nntil 1S39, when heresigned. He was af- 
terwards a minister at large in Baltimore. 
For the last few years, before his health 
failed, ho preached occosiDnHlly, suppl*- 
Ingvacsul pulpit). Allboagh iJuitJi feeble 
in body he attended the Commencement 
at Cambridge in July last, being anxiona 
to be present, as he remarked that he had 
attended evuy Commencement at Har- 
vard since ho grodnnted. In 1836 he 
wrote, "Attended Commencement for 
Iho 35th time, tlie 33rl in s accession." 
He WIS a gentleman of a most amiahia 
dispoiition, and was greatly beloved and 
respected, — a worthy man and dcvoal 
Christian. He was the father of nine 
children, six of whom are living. 

Cbaudlbb, Mr. John, Tewksbair, Nov. 
91b, «. 85 : a native of New ipswieh, 
N. H. 

CniiRCH, Mr. Charlea, Phillips, Me., Nov. 
I2tli, a:, about 95; said to have been a 
descendant of Cnpc. Chnrch of King 
Philip renown. He removed, about fifif 
ycni? ago. from Pembroke, iu this State, 
lo the valley of the Sandy River, iD 
Maine, which was then, for the most 
part, a dense wilderness. 

Cliavelahd, Professor Parker, Bruns- 
wick, Me., Oct. ISth. K. 7S. Ho was a 
native oTlhe County of Essex in Massb- 
cbugeili, the son of Dr. Cteaveland of 


Marriages and Deaths. 

Byfield, Miii gradunled ni Hamrd Col- 
jjjg e in 1799, After leaving College he 
~ig»il in ichool tcoping for two or 
e yenrs at HaVpAifl and York. In 
I he" was appoinled Tutor in Harrant 
Jollcgo, iind c^ontinued lu diflchArgc the 
'itica of that offico ontil hia appoint- 
I in leos ■■ Profcuor of MathFiniit- 
«nd Nutnral Philosophy in Bowdoin 
AtUe^, then rcwnlij oclahlished, hav- 
bwn in operation bni a single jear. 
' daties of this prorvgaorahin, together 
1 thojo of Lecturer on Mineralogy, 
ft bithfuUy dischnr^ anill IS38, when 
k frtu deemed expedirm to separate the 
utraenti of Mathematica and Natural 
oMpphy, and establish a diatinci pro- 
.nrhlp of Chemistry and Mineralogy. 
|r- Smytli, the dirtingiiiBhed ProfeBaol- 
r MKtheniatics, wna rained lo ihu dc- 
ptlinmt, and Mr. Clenveland wu in- 
tall^d in the new Profeaaorship of 
hnmistiT, Minenlog^T and Nmnnl 
FbilMopny. This position he oeeupied 
\ the nonr of his deiLtb, with a world- 
"B fiune, and a soecesa seldom at- 
«d by > identiflc inatructor- He has 
■ been connected with the College 
unprecedented period of fifty-three 
a, identifled with its history and its 
:, daring ndiich ho has devoted the 
ibole powcTB of his mind and tlio energy 
T bis body to the advancement of his 
'Torile atodiea. And it is not claiming 
a much for him to say, that no man in 
T has done more to inspire a 

1 knowledge of the details of iho 
[mcea irhirh he has taught than Hr. 
Mveland. The pupils of no college 
'e taken k greater interest in Mincral- 
/ Bud Cliemistry, or are more IVe- 
eotlr met in scienliflc cxplorattona, 
u loose of the excellent institution 
piose oiefnluess and reputation he hus 
V much to promote. The more 
WKl pupils living, of the \3m 
MIS of the college, will rise up 
10 accord and bless his name and 

y. His larce and copions work 

■ Mineralogy, published about 39 years 
k, «ai smong the first and beat then 
ibiished; it hod a wide circnlation 
oad as well as at home, and did mni'h 
|l awaken attention to the subject and 
mote a knowlmtge of it. He had con- 
Rlplatcd fur a lung time a new and 
"'■rsed edition of this work, hut hia 
^igbt, which hud fiiiled by incessant 
l^llcatlon, denied him the honor, end 
I world the beneflt of his inereaicd 
J and experieace, from the pro- 
' jt6s«d work. 

PtoT, Cli-aveland's wife was Martha 
^ ' , of Caraliridge, Mass., by whom 
ad two sons and three dnnghters; 
i, one of the daughters, married 

Prof CloBveland received the degrw 
ofLL. D. from Bowdoin in 1834. ww 
elected a member of the American Aetd- 
cmj of Arts and Sciences, was alM 
chosen a Fellow of the Womerian So- 
ciriT of Edinburgh, the Hineralogieal 
Societies of Dresden and St. Pcicrsborg, 

CocfLKT, Dr, Abinl A., Hartfcnl, Conn., 
Autf. ISih, o!. 76; the iaveotor, it is 
■B-id, of frinion matchca. 

DBikN, Mrs. Martha, South Danvers, Oct. 

isth, I 

Dow, Mr. John, Haverhill, Uet. a, ic. 79. 

Drilki, Mr. Jacob A., Tyngsliurough, 
8i;pt. Sth, m. E9. 

EutiuBOH, Henry, Esq., Cincinnati, Sept. 
37lh, IE. fi2. He was a distinguished 
mercJiant of that city, and a native of 
Hnverhill, Mass. 

EmiKS. Samuel, Esq., Rockport, Ang. 
Iftth; very suddenly, of heart disease. 
The deceased was bom in Boston, Dee. 
3, 1798. He was a memlier of the Com- 
mon Conncil in 1839, *40, '41 and '4S, 
and was highly esteemed by his asso- 
elates and rellow-ciliseiu. As a mer- 
chant he was widely known for his inlel- 
ll^nce and probity. 

Emmons, Mr. Henry, Boston, Sept. 33, n. 
9$ yrs. 5 mos. He was one of tlie eldest, 
if not the senior primer in Boston. He 
is reported never to have tasted ardent 
spirits nor used tobacco. For tlte taat 
forty year* he had not nsed tea ni 

but w 


Traiacripl, Sqil. 30. 

Fabhah, Dr. George, Dorry, N, H., Sept. 
1ft, «. SO. 

Feuocsoh, Rev. John, Wbotely, Nov. II, 
le. 70. 

Flauo, Chandler, M. D., Marhlehcad, 
Sept. 10, ic. 77 ; a highlv esteemed phv- 
sicinn of that town, rfe came in froio 
his garden, and, after being seated a few 
momenta on Che sofa, fell hack and im- 
mcdiatclj expired, as is snppoaod, nf 
disease of the heart. 

FletOiIGR. Samnel. Esq., Concord, N. H., 
Sept- SO, in the T.'^d vear of hi^ aet. He 
was b. in Plymonlh, N. H., July 31 , 1785. 
He gnid. at Dartmouth College, in the 
elnaa of 1810 ; sladicd law with the late 
Sismncl Green. Esq., aOiTKards a Judge 
upon the bench of the Superior Court; 
was sometime Preceptor of Gilmanton 
Academy, bat entered npon the practice 
of his profcaaion In Concord, about 181B, 

Marriages and Deaths. 


■ni) conlinacd in iU snccEssfbl paisnit 
nntil 1842, when. hnviDg been vbnsen 
Treasurer of the Theological InalilnliuD 
■nd Phillips Ai'adcmy, at Andovcr, TAs., 
ho removed lliither, and remained until 
I8U, wlicn he returned to Coneord. 

Mr. Fletcher was many years a Trus- 
tee of Danmooth College, which position 
he held nntil his death, lie had repre- 
■en led Concord in the Legislature. 
Fbancik, Kbenexcr, Esq., Boston, Sept.. SI. 
lie wiib a descendant, in the fourtli gen- 
enilion, from Richard and Alice Francis, 
of Ciimiiridge. The second ion of said 
Bichnrd, was John,^ horn Jan. 4, 1650, 
m. Lydia Cooper, Jan. B, 16S8 ; she riied 
Ang. 34, ITSS, ho deceased Jan. 3, 1T2S. 
The yoan|!:csl son of John,' was Ebcnc- 
Ker,'bonl March 2S, 1708, whom, window 
Rachel TufU, Nov. 15, 1T3S, and died 
JdIj !6, ITT-l. (The maiden namn of 
the said Rnrltel, was Whrtmorej she m. 
Bbenwwp Tufts, Feb. 17, 1781.) Ebe- 
nG»r,< (he cldiMt son of Ebcnczer* and 
Bochel, HTM bom Dec. 2a, 1744 lie 
tn. Judith Wood. Jan. 9, 1766, (bom 
Au&.a6,1749.) Ebenezer^wasaCoWel 
iti the Revolution. Ho was killed in the 
battle of Kubburdsiown, near Tleondem- 
ga, in July. 1777. Bis only son, Ebene- 
wr,* the subject of tlilx nonce, was bom 
at Beverly, Ms., Oclober IS, IT'S, and 
at his dcaili was ibercforo nearly 83 y cars 
offlga. " He came to Boston in Jannary, 
llfl7, apoor hoT, and obtained a eitua- 
lion in the counting room of the iatc uon- 
alhan Barns, with whom ho was subse- 
quently several years connected in busi- 
ness. He married Elizabeth, {bom July 
6, 1778, died June £4, 18U,) the eldest 
daugliler of Col. Israel Thi>mdike, tlien 
of Beverly, Of seven children nf this 
marriage, live have died wiihont isaae ; 
the tvro survivors are the wives of N. I. 
Bowdilch and liubert M, Mason, Esqn. 
Mr. EVsncis was for aererol years 
Chnlrmnn of the Trustees and I'rcsidenl 
of the Massaehusviia Gcnarnl Hospital, 
and 10 none more than to him was that 
uiBtilulion indebted in its early days, hi* 
energy and good judgment Imvini; been 
of the utmost tmportance to its success- 
Ail establishment. As Precidcni of iho 
BulTolk Bank, ho orisinated the svsiein 
knnwn as the "Suffolk Bank System," 
which has proved so eSicient a n'lcani of 
•ecuring to our cummnnity a sound paper 
cnrrencv. He was Pre«idenl of the Co- 
chceo rtimnfnctnring Company, and for 
a long it-rm ofyeatiadirvcior in varioas 
insurance eompaiiies and many eorpora- 

As Treasnttr of Harvard College, he 
introduced order and system, where, be- 
fore, there bad been a great want of 
method and cxaeinusB; and on hit re- 
tirement, a very elegant piece of plate , 

was presented to him, on which is re- 
corded the high sense which the cor- 
pora lion entertained of his financial 
ability, and the great value which tbey 
■Iiaelicd to Ills icaloui und gismiloiui 

Mr. Francis was for many yean en- 
gaged in active mercantile pnrsnils, and 
in h1] his transactions was ilistinguished 
for the strictest integ;rity and for great 
iolelligence. He was largely concerned 
with the late Uriah Colling, E^tq, In 
many of bis real estate ironEnriions. 
Thus the whole title to Central Wharf 
is derived llirough Sir. Francis. He wu 
Eminently successful in bnsincti, and is 
believed 'to have left the lorccit csiat« 
ever accumulated in Kew England. Bia 
possessions are esrimatcd to bo froiD 
three and a half to four millions of dol- 
lars." — TTantaijit. 
Frost, Bev. Banillai, Concord, Dec. e, 
03.54. HcwasbominEISnghDm, N. H., 
June IB, 1804; grnd. H. C. 1B30; waa 
ordained colleague with Bev. Bim Bip- 
\fj, D. D., over the Unilsrinn Cbarch 
and Society in Concord, Feb. 1, 1B3T. 
Dr'. Ripley died Sept. 31, 1841, at the 
age of 91) yenn, nnd Mr. Frost contlnnrd 
in discharge of his duties as pastor until 
the autumn of IBSS, whenron accoiuit 
of a severe aflection of the Imi^s, be waa 
obliged to relinquish his services. H« 
made two visits to the West Indies in 
18Si;, In pnrsuit of health, and arrived 
home in the latter part of June, 18S7. 
Uis healtli continuing feeble, be wu 
obliged to oslc a dismission fVom his 
pastoral charge, which was reluctantly 
granted, and that relation to his people 
closed on the 3d of October. In August 
lost he reoebed home, in a pmstmlvd con- 
dition, from a visit to Fuyal. Throtigb 
favorable treatmcnl he in a measure ral- 
lied, and his Blrength improved. At 
length ho grew weaker, stid after a lin- 

Btono, of Framingham. Tbcy had four 
children, one of whom survives; agrod- 
aate of Harvard College, at the last 

ILBS, Mr. Simeon, West Boxbury, Oct. 
16, ai. 77. He died suddenly. 
GiLHAH. Rev. Josiah, Lynn, Nov. 1, a. 

GooDALE, Deacon David, MarlboroBgh, 
Oct. 17, m. 67 yra. 6 mos. 17 days; son 
of Deacon Ahner and Molly Goodale. 
Deacon Goodale was a prominent citi- 
leo, and inBuentinl in church and town 
aSain. He twice R!|>reBcnted the town 
in the Legislature, and was generally 
moderator ofthc meetings of the town. 

H^QAE, Ml-, William, Marlboroogh, Jime 


Marriages and Deaths. 

1 aon of WillUm 
anil Sprnh Unear. 

■ , Mn. BnWcs, IIarl«m, Nor. 22d, 
98 yrs. 2 mM. II days. She was 

. formerly of Ovaicr Bay, 
Habbjb, Mr. Sales, ProvidenM, R. I.. 

S«pi. 20th, in iiii B6ih ycur. 
IUkbih, Stephen, Providi-nM, R. 1., Oct. 
loih, a«. 72. Dr, llnnis waa boru in 
Johnalon, R. I. in 1796 ; entered Brown 
pCiiirerftitjr. th«n B. 1. Collage, whore he 

"' '""' but did not mulHutc on nc- 

th« death of liia father. He 

with Dr. Caleb Fiekc. 

practitioner— completed his 

.1 Dartnouih Colle^co, and 

Lmenced thu priKiicc of hi* profcauon. 

- Mxin relinquished ii. on account of 

ible lionlth, but subsequently entered 

B buaineai of cotton manufaiturer. In 

_eonncciioa with the late James Greene, 

lived Waterman, and others, he 

led the Greene Mauufocturinc Com' 

River Point— afterward hccame 

' proprietor, At his dcaili he iia» 

of the largest mnnufBclurors in the 

ic of Rhode Mand. Uo was one of 

founders of the R. I. Medical So- 

y 1 but only three of hia oasocialei. il 

betieted, aarvive him. 

Hon. Thomaa L., Peletsbnre, 
II., Nov. Mth, m. 42. Uu WHS born in 
forwich. Conn., educalfd at Trinity 
' illcge, Hartford, had been a retiJeot 
"linois for eixlecn yean. Hia molhcr 
HenrietCa Bloke, only child of Henry 
. llakc, who died at Kecne, N. E., in 
179S ; at the time of hia decease the 
publiihcToTthe "Columbian Informer," 

■ iwwapaper in Ihnt place. His irvat- 
mndfotlicr, it ia supposed, wna William 
Blake, who married Dorcas Ward, and 
tired in Dorchester prior to the Rcvola- 
lian. She died aiLitcliBeld, Conn, some 
^ghtoen jcon ago, at an advanced age. 

Mr. Harria held the office of a colonel 
in Iho Mexican war, beiRR the com- 
mander of a regiment of Illinois volun- 
uera. He was HrKi elected a represeni- 
4tlTC to Congreu from the Springfield 
dialrici, in ]B4(i— s^in in 18.M, and for 
a ibird time about a month since, by a 
Bqoritj about 2000 greater than that of 
bii prcvioDa election. During all the 
Utl BMsion of Congreaa, when he shone 
co&spieuons for his eloqnenee and genius, 
he was stroagling with ihal fatal disease, 
, ibst has finally mastered 
L9 a patriot of Iho moat etc 
rated ijpe, who risked everything for 
principle ; aeentleman without ntproach ; 
a Gnished debater, and one of the mu^t 
gallant soldicn that ever faced a foe. 
His death is a national loss. 
H^ATiim, Sarah, West Boylaton, Sept. 
8th, in the 96th year of her ago. She 
KM bom Jan. 19, 1 'ii3. During the Aral 

him. Uei 

half of her life she resided auceeisively 
in Lancaster, Sterling, Boylsion and 
West Boylsion, without chiuiging her 
residence or leaving iho place of ber 

IlASTtMcs, Thomas, Amherst, Oct. 11, m. 
76, His descent from Thomas Hastings 
&f Wftierlowu is as follows ; — 

I'Aoinos UaHingi. aged 29, sailed for 
New England, "the last of April 1631, 
in the £liinh«th of Ipswich, Eng., and 
scttlwt in Watertown. He was admitted 
frcomaa May 6, 1635, and was select- 
man, town clerk, representative and dea- 
con. He made his will, Hnrch 13, 
1682-3, which was proved Sept. 7, I6SS. 

Married {■), Susanna , who died 

without ieauo, Feb, 2, IGSO, le. abont 41 ; 
m. (2), April, I65I, Margaret Cheney. 

no/am Hattingi, son of Thomal, b. 
July 1, 1B&2; was a physician at Hat- 
field, where he wot admitted Ircemao 
Fob. 8, 1678, and died July 23, 1712, m. 
60; m. (1), Oct. lU, 1672, Anna Uawka 
of Hadley, who d-. Oct. SS, 170S; m. 
(a), Feb. 11, 1705-6, Mary Burt, dalL 
of David of Northampton. 

Thoima Bailinat, son of Dr. Thomas, 
b>. in IlBtSold, Sept, 24, 1679; was a 
physician in Hatfleld, where he d. April 
H. 1738, IB, 48; m., March 6, 1701, 
Mory Field, dan. of John of Hnlflcld, 

Thonuu ilaidinm, son of Dr. Thomas, 
Jr., b. in Hatfield, Jan. 28, 17S0-1 ; re- 
sided in IlaiReld until about 1653, when 
he removed to Amhcrft, where he d, Jan, 
22, 1787, IE, 66; m. Mary Belden, b, 
1723, dau. of Joseph of Halfield. She 
d. JuIvSl, 1801. 

Thomas Itaitingt. son of Thomas, b. 
in Hoifleld, May 20, 1746; resided in 
Amberst, where he d. Jan. 22, 1827, a, 
ev; ra. Hannah Billings, b. Feb. 15, 
1749. dnu, of Dca. John of Amherst. 
Shed. Oct. 5, 1823, n. 74 

J'haniaa llislingi, eon of Thomas, b. 
in Amherst, Feb. 6, 1782; d. in Ambem, 
Oct. 1 1, 1858 : m., Nor. 1, 1803, Eunice 
Clark, dan, of Simeon of Amhcnt, wbo 
survives him, ■•- m, b. 

Hawkins, Mr. John H. W., Aog. 26, «, 
61. He was born in Baltimore, Sept. 
28, 1797. For seventeen years Mr. H. 
had been an unwavering and indefatiga- 
ble advocate of the lempcninee cause. 
Haikb, Oliver Bliss, Esq., Nashville. 
Tenn., Nor. Isl, in the 7Glh year of bis 
Mje, Mr. Hayes was a native of South 
Hadlcy. Mass., and removed to Nash- 
ville in the early part of the year 1808, 
having resided in Baltimore a short time 
previously. Ho was an eminent lawyer, 
aTid at the lime of bis death was the 
oldest member of the Nashville bar. Ha 
was a son of the late Rev. Joel Uayvs, 
who ministered to the people of StHlth 
Hadley for more than forty years. 

Marriages and Dealha, 


HoBAST, Hon. Aaron, Emt Bridgewatcr, 
Sept. 19th, £e. 71. He was born in Ab- 
fngton, Jnna 26, 1787; grad. at Brown 
UDircrsitrin 1805; bBcamo dintioguiBhed 
in hii profession, as a lawyer ; ha* been 
a SlalQ senator, representative to Con- 
gress, a member of the cxecutire conn- 
eil, Lc. ; was appointed judge of probsle 

S6lb or March last, bj (he act of ihc 
legiatatnre changing the jurisdiction in 
matters of probate and of iDBOlvencv. 

HOBBS, Premiss, Esq., Brighton, Aug. 
asih, re. 68. He waa fonncrly a mer- 
chant in Boston. 

HpypHBET, Ker. Aaron, Beloil, Wis., 
IDth Oct., IE, 88 }-cara. Mr. U. catn. 

his I 


1 the 

IXGBAii, Zicche US Crocker, Amherst, Oct. 
aa, K. 77. The line of his descent fmm 
John Ingnun of Uadler is as follows 

Ingnun ol 
JoAn TngraiA, b, about 1G4S, i 
Mltler of Hadley, died i 

10 36, 1733, B. BO. Married Elizatieth 
, who d. in Iladlej Nov. 29, 1684. 

Jahn tunram, son of John, bora in 
Hndlcy, Juno 29, 1666; removed, as 
eariy as 1731 , to East Hadloy (Amherst), 
being one of the earliest settlers; m,, 
June 36, l6B9,Mchitable Dickinson, dau. 
of John and FnmccB (Foot) Dicklaeon 
of Hatflcld. 

John li\graia, son of John, bom in 
Badley, Jan. 9, lii32; rcmoreit to Am- 
herst, as curly as 1731, where ho d. Nov. 
n, 1737, ». 45; m., JuHH 29, 1719, 
Ljdia Boltwood, b. in Iladiay, Oct. IG96, 
dau. of Ser^. Samuel and Sanih (Lewis) 
Boltwood. She (lied about 1779. 

SamatJ Ini/Taai, son of John, .born in 
IlndlcT, Dec. 18, 1730; resided in Am- 
herst, where hcdied aboQt 1770; m (I), 
Oct. 31, IT40, Abigail Dickinson, duu. 
of Den. Ebenezer and Sarah (Kellogg) 
Dickinson. She died id Amherst abont 
1749; m. (3), Jnlyll.l7Sl,Ma^■Bol^ 
wood, b. in Badlej, July 19, 1733, ilnn. 
of Solomon and Mary'(Norton) Bolt- 
wood. She died about 1780. 

JtJui laijram, son of Samuel, baptiaed 
April 15, 1755; resided in Amherst, 
where he d, Sept. 10, 1835, x. BO ; m. 
Susannah Crookea, boni Aug. 31, 1761, 
dau. of Zaccheux. She died Juno 38, 
1833, a 60. 

Ziceiaa Crocker lagmm, son of 
John, bom in Amherst, Sept. 17, 1781 ; 
d. Oct. S3. 1858; in. (1), Oct. 16,1806, 
SbUt UaalintrB of Amherst, dnu. of 
Hoses and Eliiaheth; m. (S), Mm. An- 
nis Smith of Hadley, iiidow of Cheater 
Smith and dau, of Joel and Deborah 
Wall of Whalely. l. k. a. 

JiT, Judge William, Bedford, Weslchesler 
Co., N. T., Oct. Ulh, in the 70th year 
of his age. He was the second son of 
Chief Jualice John Jay of Rerolutionarj 
fame, and was horn at New York on the 
I6ih June, 17BB. He graduated at Tale 
College in 1807 He waa dJEtingnishcd 
as an advocate of Sunday schools, tcm- 
periince and peace, and was long the 
President of the Ameiican Peace So- 
ciety, for which ho wrote several ad- 
dresses, and wliich, at its last nnnivorHiry 
meeting, refused to accept his rcsigoa- 
tion. lu public life he was one of the 
pnrCBt and most conscientious men of 
the countTT, abhorring the rcrv shadow 
of indiscretion. He was an able jndge, 
ami ia hia private character a modal of 
personal excellence. 

Jb»k«. Mr. William, Springfield, Scpl. 
33d, K. 77. 

JoHHSoR, Mr. Isaac, Wonhingion, Oct. 
6th, K. 86. 

JouxBOK, Mr. Hollis, Marlboro', Not. 3d. 
aged 84 years wanting 31 days. 

JoHOHNOT, Mrs. Mory B„ Windsor, Vt., 
May 29lh, ai. 84; relict of William 
Johonnol, Esq, 

Kklloou, Boracc, AmhcTEt, Oct. 4, te. 6". 
His descent from Lt. Jowpli Kellogg of 
FanniogtoDi Boston and Hadley is t« 
follows :— 

Lt. Joftph Kdlogg joined Farmingloii 
charcb Oct. 9, 1653. His will was dated 
Ht Hadley, 1707, and hi« inventory taken 

Fob. 4, 1708; m. (1), Joannah , 

who d. in Hadley, Sept. U, 1666 ; m. 
(2), Mays, 1667, Abigail Terry, b. in 
Simebary, Cl., Sept. 31, 1646, dau. of 
Stephen T. of Dorchester, Windsor and 
SimBbuTT, She was living in 1715. 

Naihimid Kdlogg, son of Lt. Joseph, 
was b. in Hadley, Oct. S, 1669 ; resided 
for many years in Hadley, wbonce, prior 
to Nov. '7, 1T39, he nrmovetl to Amherst, 
where he d. Oct. 30, 1750, tt. BO ; m., 
June SB, 1693, Sarah Boltwood, h. Oei, 
1, 1673, dan. of Sergl. Samuel of Had- 

Nalhaaid Kdlogg, son of Nalhaniel, 
was b. in Hndley, Sept. 33. 1693, and 
was a distinguished surveyor in Hadley, 
where hed. Aug. 6. 1770, o " 
Mar. ■ - ■- " ■ " 

wick, dnu. of Ichabod Allis of HatGeld; 
m. (3), 1769, Mrs. Elixab^lh Smith of 
Waro, who survived him. 

iloaa Kdlogg, son of Nathaniel, was 
b. in Hadley about 1733; resided in 
Hadley, whare he d. May ' "" - 

Benfumin Kdlogi/, son of Mo9e«, was 
b. in Hadley ahoot 1763, nnd there d. 
July 35, 1811, EC. 48; n., Dec. 1I,17BS, 


Marriages and Deaths. 

_ Fitt; Smith, dim. of Waroluuii of Ead- 
yy. She a. Nov. SO, 1835. 

Haraee Kell(m, son of Bcnjninia, vias 
\ in Badlej, Sept. 16, 17S1 ; resided 

'■ 8 years in Hadley, wlicnco he 

lo Amherst, nhcro he d. Oct. 
^ 1858, He m. Almira Smilh, dau. of 
' il of Leverctt, Amhcrei and Snuili 
leerfield, who surviTos him, l, m. d. 
J80CKK, Homer, Esq., Millon, Litch- 
leld Co., Conn., Oct. 39th, ia Iho -loih 
Mr of his age. Bred to iho mcrcantilo 
PoTwtion, he establiilied himiclfin bu»- 
s in Milton in lS4i, nnil two jeaia 
t the ai^ of 27 jears, he waa 
pointed bj the le){i«lBtiire one of tho 
licaa of the pence for tha coiiai;' of 
UlchAdd, a poat to whieh be vriu sqIhio- 
vnentl; reappoinied. At tliii tjma of bi.'< 
'-yuae, he was a member of the board 
civil aalhority, and post maswr. Uc 
I popular and enterprisinj; mnn, 
Kmd his death U deeply fdt iti lUc- cotn- 
'vnnity in vhidi he lived. Hl» funcnil 
le of the iargeal ever attcndi'd in 
I. A sermon on the oeensioa woe 
, ached in the CoaereButional church 
jf Iho Hev. J.R.WilUains, rector of the 
txipal chnrch in the tilhige, and im- 
iive remarks were made Uy iha Rev. 
. Harrison of tlie Coii|{n'|faiioiin1 
rch. Mr. K. was a sou of Satmau 
|ilt>oam of Lilcblield, the son of Jai'ol), 
"e soil of Jesse, the son of Alinihnm. 
e ion of Abraham, tlic son of John. 
n of Tliomns — the emigrant from 
mbridgeshire, En^. in 1635. 
• The deceased was the proprietor of 
f The Kilbonm House," (tne only hotel 
I Hilton,) in whi^^h tlie last unnual 
ntini; of "The Kilboum Uiaturit'nl 
1 Genealogical Society" wui ii«!d, 
•e.31, 1867. p. K. X. 

■ODBKH, MjTon, Esq., Baltiinorc, 
uiry Co., Iowa, Mnrcli Ttli, ut. 56 ; a 
itire of Litchlield, Ct. Hi' (rradauterl 
t Hamilton College in 1823; was a 
' — ir of Henry County, and one «f its 
' niagialratrs and most viilued 
He was a son of Whitman, 
a son of Solomon, who was a 
a of Capt. Joseph, who was a son of 
who was a son of John Kil- 
boume, who emifrmted to Connecticut 
from Cambrid):eshiro, Eng. in IB3S. k. 
Li>K, Martin, E«q., Cambridgeport, Oct. 
IGth, n. 73. He was a native of North. 
•mpton; a descendant of Williain Lane, 
who came to Dorchester in 16.35. Wil- 
lUn)i had two ions, George^ and An- 
draw,* who settled early in Einitham. 

Andrew^ m. Triphene , and bad 

MTM) children. One of these, John,' 
Iwp. in Norton, June 30, 1648, m, Mc- 
Mtabk Hobart of llinKbam ; tbelr ma. 
BtlfiOff],* h. in tlint:hnm, Marub 16. 
I liTB, bad Ktfc Bi^iblah, uudd. in Altle- 

hero', Dec. 7, 1735; Samuel' had u 

1713, who m. Bethinh Sliav, . 
173-5, and d. in 1791 ; EbeneiEt' had • 
«OD Ebcncier,' b. Feb. 10, 1747, who. 

tin,' is the snhjecl of this ni 

Mr. Lans was for nearly thirlT years 
casliier of the Cambridge Banlt. lie was 
mnctk respected for his integrity and 
Eimplicity of charaeror. Ho was a half 
brother of Hon. Ebenexcr Lane, the 
furmer chief justice of Ohio. 
LBI.AIID, Joseph W., £«],, Saco, Me., 
Sept, 7, m. 53. He was county attorney 
in 1837, '39, '40, and '46 to '49. 

Lkland, Mrs. Hannah, Warwick, Oct. 

LovELL, Mr. David, Mnrshpee, Sept. lOCb, 
Bi. 86. 

LovELL, Rev. Stephen, Boiton, Sept. S9th, 
ne. 59. He was a Methodist |>reacher; 
was for a nuiniicr of jcjirs assistant ed- 
itor of the Boston Olive Branch, to which 
paper he eontribotcd man}' articles of an 
interesting characler. 

Mabbii, Mr. James. I'lymouih, Ct., May 
as, ae. 9S yrs. 8 mos. 3 days. He was a 
fnn III' Iliil'It Mni^b. Esq. and Lucy 
ICJll"'iii'it, lli^ '.^it'<', uiul wu l)om in 
Lirlji„lii, i-r., Sq.t, -J-^, 1762. and con- 
liiiji'il ii> ri^iik' ill lliiii town until a few 
jt'iivs pivnuui to liiB decease. r. 

Mason, Mr. Elluha, Litchfield, Ct., Jnne 
Ui, in tbo luoih year of his atte. He 
was bom in Litchfield, April 5, 1759, 
and, at the time of his decease, was the 
lost of the Revolutionary pensioners in 
his native town. Not long stnee, he 
stated to tlic writer of this paragraph, 
tlint, on being discharged from The puliUe 
service at or near the Higbliinds, on the 
Hudson, ho wiu paid olT in Cotiiinental 
money, and started for bone on foot. 
Reaching Danbnry at evening, be re- 
mained there over night, and in the 
morning tendered his money in payment 
for his bill, which was rcfnsed, He 
fltmlly olTercd the landlord forty dallan 
for his keeping, which wu reiecinl, and 
hi^, as a lost tvson, pawned liis rifld in 
payment of Iho debt I la ibis way were 
tiiousonds of the soldiers of the Kuvoln- 
tion rrieanled for their servii'cs. 

Mr. Ma«ou married t^iicrctin Webster 
(n ilescendnnt of Gov Webster), Jan. 6, 
■ ■85, with whom ho lived sixty-eight 
yean — she having died in 1853. They 
were the porenta of twelve childicn, six 
of whom survived bim. One of the 
sons. Rev. Stephen Mason, graduated at 
Williams College, and was for several 
years pallor of the Congregational ehurclt 
in Washinglon, Ct., but is now a rcMdent 
of Michigan, The late El>cncier Porter 
Mu.'ioii, one of the most remarkable 

■af^es and Deaths. 


s and mathematkians of tht 
see, lid wboAC memoin were jpnblisliecl 
b; l'.\>r. UlmsLcd of Yale CoUegG, wna 
a ton of the Itcv, Slsphcn Haion, and 
a KTiindton at die nubjert of this Ekeich. 
Mr. Mason (tho ceDEcnarinn) waJ a 
Iiighly ealecmed citizen, a mombcr of ihv 
fim diurcli in Liccbficl<t, and held re- 
tpectabli! offlre* in [he lown. Ho was a 
■on of Joseph, Jr., and grnndaon of Jo- 
leph Mnson, nn originnl pronriclor of 
tl.^v ■• ■ ^' ^- -■ 

Litchfield in 1730. Mrs. Hn 
his pmndmotlicr, died 
95 th jcar. k. 

Heubiah, Mr. EbcncRiY, Wcat BrookScId, 
Oct. IsE, ae. BI. Tho Spriaglield Be- 
publican Mys : — 

"Mr. MciTlam commenced oi nn ap- 

Srcniicc to Ii»inh Thoratu, at Worcester, 
1 1 700, when only aliom thirteen yearfl 
of age, nnd after remivining there until 
17Be, ho went to Boston for a few 
montlis. Then, under the patronacc of 
Mr. TliomnK, he esiahliiihed hitnself at 
Brooklicid (now West Brookflcld), at 
that time an important rentre, and aim- 
monced, in 1797, ibu pblieution of ilii; 
' Massaehnscus Reposiiorj and Karni*rB' 
Journal,' the Spv lielug the only other 
paper printed in ibe eouniy. 

■' Tlie ■ Repository ■ WHS eontinued for 
Ilirce yeur?, lieing printed on tho presa 
formerly med by Benjamin Franklin; 
but fur'wiint of buffieient patronocc, Mr. 
MciTiuiii ;;nvc op Ju further_pablieatLon, 
and ill 1 »<>() supplied his office with thu 
nipc"iiry mntennl for doing hook and 
job printing:. In this busineis he was 
now nssisted by n brother (!'>'! father of 
the Messrs. George and Charles Merriam 
of Springfield}, and fbr fihy-one years 
the offieo was continued without change, 
and with ulinoit uninterrupted pros- 
perity. Mr. Merriam's business was for 
many years ihcpuhtientionorsuch boolis 
as Danfard's and Euslis's Reports, Chit- 
tj's Pleadings, Chitty's Criminal Low, 
Ac., of each of which ihem were several 
editions. He also priiited many of tlio 
Hew York Iteports for the New York 
booksellcn, Conneelieut Reports fbr the 
pablishcrs, Saumlent' Ueporta, with ra- 
rioos other law liookR. In the vears 
1814 nnd 

d. Dec. 18, 18*7. Mrs. M. was of the 
Andovcr fumily of Tyler in tlie fifth 

Sncration . — 1. Joli Tyler of Andovur, 
191,, the immigrant ancestor, b. 1619, 

was living in 17o0; m. Mary , 3. 

Samuel T. of Mcndon ; m. Hannah . 

3, ElicncMr T. of Attlchoro' ; m. Cath- 
erine Bmg. 4. William Tyler of ProTi- 
dcnre, R. I,, youngest of nine children ; 
m. Mehftnhie, dan. of Joseph and Me- 
hitable Potter of Proridence. 5, PhiU 
Benson, younffcsl of fifteen children. 

Only one of that generation is imowD 
to sun-iTe Mrs. Merrv, w. t. 

MonLTON, Cnpi. William, Boston, Nor. 
7th, ne. M yrs. 3 roos. Ho was fonnerlj 
of Hamilton. His death was sudden. 

Oliveb, Francis J., Esq., Middletowo, 
Ct., Aug. aist, ac. BOym, 10 mos. 

OSBOKN, RcT. Ethan, Fairfield, N. J., 
Mnv 1st, in tho lOOlh year of his agn. 
He 'was horn in Litchfield, Ct., Aug. SI, 
1758, and in 1776 was in tho Revolution- 
ary service as a soldier in Capt. Becaleel 
Beebe's company. Graduating at Dart- 
month College in 17S4, he was firo 
years subaequenlly ordained as pastor 
of the Congn-gati'onal church in Fair- 
field, and remained in charge of t"-" 

parish for fifty-four years. 
' ' he admitted to b' 

married 706 couples ; 

period, I 

lilmiitcd' to bis churcK fiOO 

r at ^B 


nvl 1 


ru BibleK. pi 
reams of paper into llie vdii 
average number of boys in hii 
about eight, and the whole ni 
went throach a regular app 
was some sixtv-two. Ouly about half of 
these are now living, ami they are wide 
■catlercd throughout the country." 
HiKBT, Mta. Pbila Benson, Pa'wtacki 
R. I., Sept. 9ih,ae. 71, She was bom 
Providence, R. I., Dee. 31, 1787 ; i 
Mr. Barney Merrv, Oct, IB, 1907, wl 

tended 1500 funerals; baptized 1)46 
persons, and preached 10,164 sennona. 
It is mentioned as a singular Atet, that 
Mr. Thomas Batcroan, who was sexton 
of the parish for over ha 
stood br the side of his 
burial of more than 1200 of their fellow- 
Mr. Oshom preached his last semon 
in 1S55, when in his 97th jear. Ha 
attended church for the last time, Jan. 
34, 1B5B, when he addressed the aodi- 
ence in an appropriate manner, and 
made the concluding prayer. He waa 
then d9 years and 5 months old. He 
was a son of Capt. John Oabom, who 
died in Lilelifietd at the age of 87. K. 

PiCK*nD. Rev. John H., Caswell Co., 
M. C, Sept. Ilth, ae. 76. 

PltKis, Kev. Solomon Dwight, Wood- 
bridge, N. J , Sept. 30th, nc. 36. He 
was a son of the late Solomon Htkin 
of Amheisl, Mass , and a graduate of 
Amherst College in the class of 1843. 
For nine yean he was pastor of the 
Presbyterian ehnrcli in Battle Creek, 

PosD, Mr. Samuel, Necdhara, Oct, ad, 
ac. 94 yrs. 5 mos. He was formerly of 

Post, Rev. Reuben, D. D,, Charieston, 
S. C, Sept. 34th, ae. 67. He was k 
pasloroflhe Circular (Presb.) church. 

Pabsons, Mr. Albert H., Boston, Nor, 
18th, suddenly, of heart disease, ae. SO. 

^ J 


Marriages and Deaths. 

Jeffrey Pii 
m. Nov. II, ' 
d Aug. 19, 

Lib.Oci.!a. 174E, 

m = MsMha Pnor. 
r b. Hai n. 1730. b. lice. IB, HbJ. 
■ - " * ■■■"" ' l M«y H, 1841. 

Vl\i\\,m — Ci<!r.te<aDa-Brackelt 
1. Dm. 10, ISM, Heuec. 

b.HayI8,IS3Si d. Nov. 18, 18». 

., Hon. Robtn. Boverly, Oct, 84, 

. He wna bom U Snlcm, Nov, 23 1779, 

I mild WHS consequcnily in the SUlh year 

, of hu Mgo. Hb hns been prominentlT 

before the public daring the put half 

oentarjr, having flrst served in tJic legia- 

Uturo in isoe. He was ■ member of 

Ike conMiiulionnI ronrention in 183D, 

■nd again in IB5S, snd lins oeecplably 

filled virioai public truiiia durine a long, 

■ctin and meful life. He was iTio fnlher 

of ihe lau Hon. Hobeit Knnlonl, Jr. 

He wa* a wann friend of peace, icm- 

perance, cdncation and ftredom. and 

took deep interest in public ulfain to the 

Sty of hu death, 

BoniHRon. Him Ellen Eliubcth, Dot- 

cbeatcr, Sept. laih, ac. 22 yn. 5 mos, 

Bhe wu the oldeal daughter of Mr. John 

Howe Bobinion. 

Boa IK BON, Mn Hannali, Dorchester, Nov, 

4lh, ae. 77 ; widow of the luio Stephen 

Bobinion. She was a dun, of Deacon 

Bbeneier Wiihin^on, 

Sabobht, Mr, Benjnmin, Dunham, Cano- 

■e. 109 TTS. !• dnyi. He waa bom i 

Hebron, Ct., Oct. 9,1 7S- "-•• 

Ae otdnt eUrgjmixn i 

■ probably 
U, Sutea. 

groyne. In ITB5 he |:radunled at Dnrt- 
moutb. Two yeara aficmrarda he settled 
in Oxford, N. U., wheru he rcnniticd 
until 179.1. For the |hui hiilf ecnlorj 
his lield of Ifibor hau benn in Bangor and 
vicinity, lie was one of the fonndon 
of [lie Bnngor Tlicotu^cal Seminary. 
AWTBB, Henderson J., Willimaniic, C(,, 
Kov. 4th, HO. 45. Ho was of Hartford, 
foriDCrly of Boston. 
SuATtucE, Mrs, Sarah Edwarda, Con- 
30ib, ae. £4 ; wifo of Hon, 

Sini-KT, Col, Samuel, Bavonnah, Geo,, 
" i» B native of New Jer- 
) Florida some twenty 

Floridan. Ho had been a citizen of 
Savannah for the put ten yoars — was 
for a time editor and proprietor of the 
Savannah Georgian. 

1IAI.LCOUI, Capt, John, Barrington, N. 
U., Scpl, 2S, ic, S6, He died very lad- 

St;i.uvAll, Mr. John Henry, Milwaukee, 
Aug, ST, «. 26. He waa bom in Dor- 
chester (where his parents were lempo- 
mrilv residing) Oclubvr SO, 1833, the 
only' son of John W. Sullivan, Esq. of 
Boaton. He entered the Boston Latin 
School when but nine yeais old; com- 
pleted his preparation For college at An- 
dovcr, and graduated at Harvard in 1853. 
After completing his legal siudlea, be 
went 10 Clinton, Iowa, but aoonrctuoved 
to Chicago. Relinquishing the practice 
of his profession, he entered the Com- 
mercial Agency USice of B, DouglM & 
Co., and last, spring went to supcrintead 
Lhe Milwaukee branch of the Agency. 
On the afiemoon of lhe S7lh of AogosI, 
in company with Mr. B. P. Jcnninga, he 
vent out for ■ sail on Lake Michigan in 
Che " Ualaleo," a four-onred boat, be- 
longing ID the club, of which Mr. Sulli- 
van waa a member, They were both 
skitfal and experienced in the tnannge- 
menl of a boat, but a verv heavy sea and 
wind came on at nightfall ; ihey did not 
rclnrn. Search was made for them, 
which was renewed day after day ; at 
length the hod^ of Mr, Jennings wai 
found, half buned in tlie sand, but Mr. 
Sullivan's has never been recovered. 

SuHHEB. Mr. Erostus, Shrewsbury, Sept. 
16, K. 75. 

Svrtrr, Eev. Seth F., Oswego, N.Y., Oct, 
IZ, in the Tad year of his a^o. Mr. 
6wil\ waa bom in Sandwich, Mass., the 
SSth Oclober, 17Bfl, and graduated at 
Harvard College in 1BU7, in Ihe aame 
class with Hon. David Sears, the lata 
Rev. Dr. Fmncis I'arkman, the late 
Hon. James C, Merrill of this city, and 
Che laie Hon. John Glen King of Salem, 
In tlie spring of 1809, Mr. Swift went 


to Nunliiekol, whew he tnu-rlit a school 
for a Bhon lime. Dnring.lliiil jcar the 
nnilkriansof theiilnnd erMteda thnrch, 
wliirh wna dedicalcd in Kovcmhcr fol- 
lowing, and they invited Mr. Swift lo 
bcconie pnstor, which invitntloD lie nr- 
ccplcd, nnd was ordained ihe 97ih of 
April. 1810. liP continuwl hia minii- 
wrinl labors with groal fidelity nntil 18.13 
when hi» pastoral relation was dlsHflvvil. 
and he rL-movcd to 0»wego, where lie 
pasted tho remainder of hia life, havtti{ 
relinquished the clerical proft'saion, am 
engaged in other pursuits. Shortly after 
his removal ho Wame blind, and re- 
mained so nntil hi« iteajh. 

Soon after his ordination he married a 
daughter of the lute Capt. Ahcl KawBon. 
The disease of which he died was cancer 
in the stomach, from which he expe- 
rienced interne niAMng fiir a long pe- 
riod, liut with perfect resignation to the 
Divine will, He has left an sged wid- 
ow, one son, who is settled in SaTannab, 
Ga., and a daughter, whoiia privilege it 
was to comfort and relieve her fallier, bf 
far as it was in her powci, with aneeaa- 
ine devotion, daring bis long and pain- 
fur illness. — Boalon Adcrrtiirr. 

Thokpsoit, Samuel M., Esq., Augusta, 
Geo., Nov. 19, x. 50. He was a native 
of Charleslowti, S. C. ; bad been con- 
nected with the press of Georgia nboal 
quarter of n ceniurj. 

TiiOBKOTKK, Augustus, Esq., Boston, Nov. 
35, in the Elel year of his age. Ho was 
a son of the late Israel Tbomdibe ; 
Graduated at Harvard College in 1816, 
but did not enter upon professional life. 

TnuuBBB, Mr. Keuhen, Seekonk.Nov. !5. 
in the S9th jaa of his age; — son o' 
Leonard, the son of John, the eon e 
James, the son of John, who came t 
this conntTT in Ki7l, end settled at . 
place ealleil New Meadow Neck, then ti 

Todd, Mre. Jane W., Fitchbarg, Dec. 2d, 

S^ 87 yrs. 7 mos. i* days ; wido'" ■' 
pt, Moses Todd. 

Towns, Mr. Samuel, Boxford, Oct. 24, 
«B. 7S yrs. 6 mas. 

Tbbmlbtt, Thomas, Esq., Dorchester, 
Sept. 13, K. S3. He was a respected and 
bonorabla merchant of this city. 

Walkbr, Hon. William P., Lenox, Nov. 
11, le, 80. Judge Walker was horn at 
Lenox, Oct. B, I7;8 ; graduated at Wil- 
liams CoU^ in 1798 ; was admitted to 
the Bar iu 1803. Previons to his ap- 
pointmeat as Judge of Probate, he was 
a member of every branch of the Slate 
fovcmment ; one year a member of the 
House of BcprBsentatJTes ; three yesja . 
mcraher of the Senate, and two yeots . 
member of tho Execative Conncil- Ii 
IBM he was appointed Chief Jostii-c ot 
the Court of Sessions for Berkshire, 

In IES4, npon the rerignniion of his 

father, the lute Judge Willian Walker, 
who had held the same office Ibr twenty- 
nine j'cars, lie was anpoinied hy Governor 
Eustis Judge of Probate, which office 
he held till 1948, when he resigned 
the same. Ho was Poifmnsitr to Ia-iiox 
from ISSO to 1848, when he ri'Mjincd 
that office ; was for many years a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trunee's of Williams 
Collen^. He moved into hit sick room 
in Oct. ISai.and never left it without 
assistance afterwards, 

Judi^ Walker reached, within twn 
mouihs, the age of his father, who died 
in 1831, 

I'litTMAH, David, Esq., Lewision, He. 
The following oliimary notice in the 
Boston Courier of Sept. 4, is from ibe 
Providonce Journal ; — Mr. Whitman was 
bohiin Warwick, a, the year 1799. 
He had no advantages of early educa- 
tion, and owed noiJiing of his distinction 
to advcntitions circnmstances. He v>« 
placed in a cotton mill when quite yoDnK, 
and soon began to develop tliose remark- 
able mechanical talents which have given 
him such a wiile-epresd and endaring 
reputation. Ho worked his way Dp 
through all the gradations of a &ctory, 
to the I upcrin tendency and agency of 
the largest establishments. During the 
few prosperous years which sncceeded 
1843, he tins engaged with two gentle- 
men of this city in the manuTacIure of 
cotton. In that time he accumulated a 
moderate fortune, which satiafled all his 
desires, and he retired to his farm in 
Cranston, determined to spend the i^- 
mainder of his days in its improvement 
and emhcllishmem. But lie was not 
allowed to remain in this comparative 
rrpose. Almost cverj'hody engaged "~ 

nof n 

mills, e 

n tlie 

reparation of old ones, sought his » 
vices. Not only at home was he known 
and appreciated, hut in every part of 
New England, and nil over the connlry 
where there is a cotton mill he was soon 
recognized and acknowledged as the very 
best cotton spinner in Ihe United Slates. 
With every part of the business — from 
the excavation of the first foot of earth 
for the edifice, lo the last finish npon the 
fabric before exposed for sale, he was as 
familiar as with the alphabet. Many 
other men undouhtedly equalled hiro in 

that which made bii 
services and labors of snch great value 
to manufacturers and eapitalisla — the 
very best article at the verj- lowest pos- 
sihle cost. Many of the most profitable 
establish ments in this and other States, 
owe their success entirely to his nhility 
and skill. He has spent most of the lost 

_ J 


Marriages and Deaths. — Paymmts 

a Muoe, principnlly in plan-' 

' inv^, bailding Kni arrangiDg tboaegi|];aD- 

' tic and pemct itractans which have 

bren reared in the new manuroctunng 

>^ tairn of Lcftiaton. 

■ID, C>pt. Jamea, Belchcnown, 

13, IE. 89 jn. 9 Dios. ; eldest tan of 

Dea. John WLicmnn, who d. nt Btidgc- 

waltr in 1841, at the age of IDT. 

VTnirTBHo&E, Mr. Thomas, Decrfield, 

_Hov. 23, X. 7G. 

Rev. EleaEer, Hogansborg. 
g. 28, K. alionl TU; an oarlj 
inenlhcr of the Uistorirul and Genca- 
lof^al Soeietj. Id his youlh he was 
pul la icbool at Lonpncadow, Mua., 
(ml hit health was bad— he was wtofli- 
loiu, and, for a time, idiotic, ho thai be 
learned but slonlj ; and it won not until 
he hod attained mnnhood and the com- 
plolc rcatoratioa of his intellect that hia 
education was completed. When Ihu 
war with England broke out in 1812, ho 
n>ok up anns and became eonlidentiol 
■etnt of Ihe government nmotiK (tie 
Hortbem Indiana. He served with dili- 
gcnee and bravery, and took pari in 
Kvcrol engagcmcnt«, receiving a wound 
at Plattsburg in 18U. 

After the war, he became interested in 
the Pro(. Epia. Ch., officiated for sevcnil 

fean u laj-rcader nmong thu Oneidn 
ndions, and in 1896 whs ordained bj 
Bishop Uolian. He acted as niisiiiun- 
arjf in Northern New York and in Wis- 
consin Tcrritotj' for many years, but for 
the lost five or six vears he has spent 
of his time at Hognnsbuiv and St. 
forlom Indian Tillages, sil- 
the Canadian frontier. 

^^L B<«i>, two K 
^^^r* Baled on the 
^^^^Vhii anceMry, 
^^^^V He married 
^^^^B Jourdoin 

^^^^r ' Pxtkehtb ro 

^^^KS. Bbs\ 

^^^■■bb. Andrew 

be a rclalive of Morsliall Joardain) by 
whom he had two dsnghtcrs and a son, 
llie latter (John) alone survives, being 
now aboul thirty-four vckts of age. 

Rev. Mr, William* derived his chief 
notoriety fponi an article by Rev. Mr. 
Hanson, in anc of the early volaraes of 
l*ntnam'& Usgazinc, caiiilcd " Hove we 
a Bourbon aiDurtR us?" and a. gubae- 
qncDt VDlttme, by the same person, colled 
" The Lost Prince," in which it i» 
elBimcd that Mr. WilliuiDS was the 
Dauphin of Fmnee, son of Louis XVI. 
Thongh the rlnim hod before been fre- 
quently made in his lichalf, and is eup- 
ported liy some plniisllile arguments, 
there are now few persons that put faith 

^^ SIGHT, Hon. Knthaniel, Lowell, Nov, B, 
in tlie Tlth year of his age. He was the 
cidwl son of Hon, Thomas Wricht.and 
was bom in Sterling, Masii., on the 13th 
of Fobmnry, ITSS ; gmdualed at Har- 
vard College in 1808; studied lawmlh 
Hon, Asahel Steams of Chelmsford ; 
was admitted to the bar of the lower 
court in ISII, and to the Superior Court 
in 1813. On the organization of the 
town of Lowell ho was chosen Chairman 
of the Selectmen, which office he held for 
five years. He wae also chosen the first 
Representative to tlie Legislature from 
the now town, and was reelected in 1837 
and ISSe, In 1834 he was elected Sen- 
ator from Middlesex District, After the 
incorTHimtion of Lowell as a city, he 
was elected as ils Mayor in 1841 and 
1 843, On the 2d of Juno. IS38, he was 
elected Preaidcnt of The Lowell Bank, 
which nfllee he held, unlnlemiptedly, for 
more than thirty it«n, rtFigninc it only 
on the sad of October last, his luKng 
health and nrcngih admonishing him 
that his work on earth wad done. 

:R,(t83S.) received ttam Aug. t7lb to Dec, I4lh :— fioAen, 
'illiani W. Grceneugb, Mait. Cbarilable Ulccfatiiiie Auaeia- 
ook), Chmlei H. Marie i Bufala, N. K, Young Men'i Al- 

ini, TV »., a. P. Lym j Cum 
Bwuey i Charltilmen, Tboa. B. Wyman, Jr. ; Clei-tland, O., Peter T 
r. Wigbl : DtlnU, lUieh., Hovey K. Clsrke ; Durhim, N. H., Vale 
■"., J. Kelly, L. W. Leonard ; /Vannigha"., J. H. T*iii(ile, S. L. S 

ne Smjih 
It; arml 

O., John 
Drdham, D. 
Eitltr. JV, 


-, JV. H., N. Sanboia; //ymuuf, Joiepfa Dnw; llotfoif, 

; IniUmpBlu. lad., C. Pleleher> Jamatowa. N. Y., Aboet HaielUne; UMingUni. 

ir HrAnhur; Lynn, J. W. Upion ; Ltpinfittd, E, R. Hodgman ; ItUferi., Daniel 

i Miiieofkti, IVu., John 8. Harris, L. H. K-ellogg, E. B. Wolcoii, Wni. P. Lyade i Mtrt- 

alio Alger. Eilwsrd F. Baiaeig SIrdiray, Alexander LcBarrn Munroe; JttilUn, 

1 H. Robbios; Niiihua, IV. H., B. B, Whiltemorei JVfuhirY, Joihua Coflia ; JVnetary- 

., Whipple : JV™ Haft,,, Cl., Tho.. H, Peiie ; JVorar*. N. J., B. H. Cougsr i Ao. 

leoige Bincron, Wm. M. Evans. Tbeo. W. Kilty, Jr.. Lucioi Tockennui, A. W. Hor- 

e.)J.aHene-, AVvporl. IZ. /, Redwood Lihrtry ; A'. Doncfri.J. F.Peiry ; Xerlhamp- 

t, Sylvetler Judd, Ssm'l W. Lee ; Ormo, Uc, J. Washburn, Jr.) Perlland, Mt., William 


96 Harvard Graduates.— Errata. [JaQ. 1859. 

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PIdlaMphia, Pu.. S. H. Fcikim, E. HvLihorn, Biu'l Brtek, ^dwm T. Chue, laseyb Le«di, 
PhilL Lib. Co., AlheoKUm. H O. Jonet, J. H. ClaichorD, E. Amnlrong, Plyvmlh, Wat. 8. 
Ruixll i Prmidaci. R. I-. a. H. Whiuey ; Q->«y, KL, Ad.mi Nicholi, DBoiet C. Wa«l ; 
RtlwboUi, Deiij. Perk; Rcxburi/, Iiuc Psiker; St. i.mic, HeKBnille Library; Saltm, H. 
Whi|/pieat Sunj Sidiwy, O., H. O. Bheldoa ; BpringJjelJ, Eniiai Hayei) So. Maldtn, R. 
Kniuj raxnlon, Morlimrr Blake; Troy, ft. r., J. F. Winilow ; W. H'intted, Ct..J.Boyt; 
WUmiasKm, N. C. Edward Kjddir: W. Bndgacaftr, Wm. Dayliu; tVabura.l.A- Bod- 
Idle, N. Wj-maii ; tVocniMtri, R /., Pbllip W. Captaaj (Vorredir, Sanmel F. HavcD, Wm. 
D. Feiiiia At Son, laMC Uavii, Timothy S. Siane. 

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1 ediior of lii 


live ediiiona ofibe Tr^unial CalalDinie, eu 


wtih peculiar meo 


lalificationa for 

*jecl, . 

EDiineully qualify 

him ID make a work 

thai wdl be aa bonor la llw Unlveraily. 


iTii«, ((CO Vol, Xn.. p.Sl7.)-Thcre iva> 

1 a Dani 

el Whitney. loDoi 


ih and Hatiaah 


ty, *ho oi. Sarah Gay. Marcb ^, 1769. Hi 

lio IVarw.ektonn 


.and botli died 

Ihrre i 

11 an advanced Bge. Hi) brolbef, Juhn, (i 

., Nov. S9, 1749, m.Marv 


on, April SSd, 


Tbey alio lived in Warwick ; she died abi 


, and he lived until 


1830, 8.B. 



! the siBieneni on 


1 195 of the 9ib 


! «f Iho Rcgktur thai Ihe la.e Reuben Kichardi 

or Boiion made t 


tti to Lbc HiEh 


and to the Epi.copal Church of Deilhara, 1 

lii oaii*. 

Blown. UwaJK 

> tuted in the newi- 

papen of the day, but we beliet 

Wremtuih IK SurroLK, Eiro., (see p. 79.)— Al the Domeiday (orTey, Koberl de Ftei- 
poiui held Ihe manor of Wreaiham u( the famuut Earl Warren. It afictwardi paiied lo Ibe 
Poininp. la ibe reign of Edward VI , ii woi purchaied by Ihe Brcwiien, who built ibe Hall, 
which wu taken down Mveial yean ago, after the manor had been lold in Sir J. S, OoDcfa, 
BarL, iu prsicpl lord. The Rev. Stephen Cliwold, M. A., wu ihe incumbenl of the Cburch, 
(Si. NIeholat,) in IHM. There it an ladependenl Chapel in Wreniham, built in 1770, by a cod- 
gregation which origiualcd in lt;47. 11. G. 8. 

Vol. XTl., page 173,1100 15, Tor Received read Drctaiid: line 33. read Samiwcll Palreek 
lunn nf Wdllain ; line 43, for Bruncion rend Broncion ; line 47, far lunn of Paul read Pa/f ,- 
page 174, lioa «4. for Baicleli read BiReleli ; page 175, line 10, for BloumRld read IlloumGUd ) 
page 19G, line 30, for Lanei read Lauei, [Lawii] ; ptgn 198, allar line !7, insert before Sarah 
Gilben, Ic.., " Mary Gilbert, the danghter of Jonathan Gilben, borne the ism of December nne 
ihoutand tiie hundred forty nynr f page 331, line 37, for Itaae bnin July 3, 170! read July t ; 
page 183, td column, 49th line, read " d. in Wegifield April 1, 1791," for 1761 ; page IB3, Sd 
column, 47lh line, for M. (t) Abigail White-, read Abigail Hait. 


toi. XUI. 

APRIL. 1859. 


[ We have now llie pleasure of chronicling the decided success of an 
^jLinerican autlior in a !ncw Hold. Mr. Bright has given us herein* the 
Viatory of on English family of his name; from one branch of which, 
indeed, he is descended. 

Ther« are very few cases, even in England, whore the pedigree of a 
family, nol titled nor very wealihy, has been published. Peerages ore 
annually printed, clans are traced, and occasionally some one of those 
fiimilics of gentry, — who consider a new peerage unworthy their accept- 
ance, and whose pedigree, stretching back to Sa'xon times, would put half 
of the nobles of Europe to the blush, — issues ils record lo gralify the 
antiquarian tastes of a small circle. But we can recall to mind but very 
few of the sturdy middle class' who have been thus preserved. The mer- 
chanlH and yeomen, though often of a good family in their day, receive 
commemoration only when their exertions are rewarded by a golden suc- 
cess sufficient to ennoble their posierily- 

Aa few of us in this country have even a claim to a titled ancestry, we 
should feel ihe deeper interest in this attempt of Mr. Brighl's to perpetuate 
the history of a family now well nigh extinct in England. lie has proved 
that amply sufficient records csial lo trace the pedigrees of ihose whose 
names grace no Hcmld'a Visitations, anil thus gives our genealogists the 
cheering assurance that the fathers of New England may be traced to 
their native spot. 

The history of the discovery of the connecting link, between the family 
here and its English slock, is interesting. The Suffolk Registry of Deeds, 
at Boston, had an acquittance for a legacy paid to Henry Bright, by tho 
executor of bis sister, Elizabeth Dell, of Siralford-le.Bow, and this clue» 
when followed up by Mr. H. G, Somerby, whose labors are so well known 
to and appreciated by our readers, led to the discovery of the starting 
place of iho race, and Ihe documents he obtained have been the ground- 
woik of the book under notice. 

The name is of undeniably Saxon origin, and was a common apperia- 
tion. It occurs in the County of Suffolk, in 1376, and is now borne by 

•The Briahts of Saffolk, England; KeprewnMil in America by the Boi«od»nt« 
of HcDiT Bngbt, Jr., who camo to New EngUnd in 1630, and sonW in Wnierlown, 
" — .- BjJ.B. Bright. For privito distribution. Boston : printed by John Wilion 

98 The Family of Bright, of Suffolk, Ettg. [April, 

families in other counties in England. The first reliable bearer of the 
name in our pedigree, however, is John Bright, of Bury Si. Edmunds, 
in 1539. He was a mercer, and the records make bul little mention of 
him. His son. Waller, was wealthy, and a man of consideration. He 
was buried January 25, 1551, leaving children, John, Joan, Kalherine, 
Edmund, and Thomas, all of whom married. It is presume_d ihal ihe 
families of John and Edmund are extinct, or survive only in other coun- 
ties, as they cannot be traced in Suffolk. 

Thomas Bright, the son of Walter, was a draper and acquired great 
possessions. He was a liberal benefactor of Bury St. Edmunds, and 
after his decease the corporation procured his portrait — copied in 1600 — 
which is now in the Guild-liall. A copy is in ihe possession of Mr. J. B. 
Bright, from which the engraving was made which accompanies ibis arti- 
cle. He married, July 27, 1554, Marg-ret Paylon, and, dying in August, 
1587, leA issue fifteen children. One daughter, Susan, married Sir Nich- 
olas Carew, a brother-in-law of Sir Waller Raleigh. 

Henry, the third son, was baptized, Sept. 20, 1560, and lived in Bury 
St. Edmunds. By his wife Mary, ho had several children, the eldest of 
whom married William Forth, of Nayland, a relative of the wife of 
Governor John Winthrop, Henry Bright, the third son of the pre- 
ceding, was baptized Dec, 29, 1602. There is nothing extant relative 
to his occupation in England, but he doubtless enjoyed the advantages 
attendant on the inheritance of a good estate and respectable position. It 
seems probable that he came to New England, with Governor Winthrop, 
in 1630. He settled at Walerlown, to which place came soon after a 
Henry Bright, Senior, a very different man, known in the records as " Old 
Bright" and sometimes confounded with Henry, Jr., or erroneously called 
his father, who died childless, and was not related to our emigrant. 
'Henry, Jr., m. Anne, daughter of Henry Goldstone, of Wickhnm-Skeith, 
Co. Suffolk, and Waterlown, N. E. Ho died October 9, 1686. 

Our book takes us through all lhe branches of the family which remained 
in England, and traces their gradual extinction. Many interesting papers 
have been discovered relating to them, and their history is carefully 
iavcsligaied. There is fair presumptive evidence thai Thomas Bright, of 
"Watertown, was one of the cousins of Henry, not accounted for. 

There remains but to state that the book is presented in a most beauti- 
ful style, with many engravings of manor-halls, churches, and other views, 
and enriched with pedigrees of allied families. 

The arms of Thomas Bright were confi rmed to him in 1615, though Burke 
stales they were then granted. They are "Sable, a fcssc argent between 
three escallops or. Crest, a dragon's head gules, vomiting flames of fire 
proper, collared and lined or." 

We have been thus particular in our notice of the contents of this book 
becouse its appearance is a noteworthy era in genealogical annals, and 
because we feel sure that it will receive a flattering welcome in England; 
and, by showing the value which Americans place on the village and par- 
■ish records of the mother country, stimulate and encourage those antiqua* 
Ties who are laboring to preserve them.* W. H. W. 

* It is pcrhnps wocthj of nolite that the Inst nnmber of the Bc^ntcr contained a 
list bringing Iha nnmber of Amerir'an G«ncii!ot;]fs to 149. Tho Bright ii No. 150 
IS ctoM U oar lilt could not bo imagined. 

of La Fayette and others. 

Ddhino llie la* 
vilaiton W03 i 
ft Fayelte, ' 

-olcd b<r Gen. W. H. Sdmnsk, Jumnicn Plain, Mut.) 

I year of the administraiion of Presidont Munroe, an 
tended by our General Government to the Murquia Do 
it ihe Uniled Slates, na the Guest of the Nolion. Having 
accepted the invilalion, he set sail from Havre with Ills sod, George 
Washington La. Fayellc, his secretary, Augustus Le Vusseur, and one 
servtini, and in ihirly-onc days, on Sunday, August ISlh, 1824,81 9 
«'clock, A. M., a salute of thirteen guns announced his arrival in the ship 
Cadmus in the harbor of New York. He waa taken on board ihc steam- 
boat Nautilus, at the Quarantine Ground, and waa landed in the city on 
the 17lh, being greeted by an immense assemblage, estimated at Gfty 
thousand persons. 

The Massachusetts Ccntinel gives on account of his journey to Boston 
soon after, to bo present at the Annual Commencement at Cambridge. 
; of ihis purpose, on Monday, August 23, 

:d there till near the close of tbo day, when 

, had directed t 

'o of his aids, with car- 
Pawiucket, to await ihe 
o'clock, P. M.,and had 
his pledge to be in the 
upled by eager 

Providence, R. I., 
he set out for Boston. 

His Excellency, Gov. Eustii 
riages, to be al llie line of the 
nrrival of La Fayette, He reached there a 
nearly forty miles to ride that night to redt 
viciniiy of Boston on Monday. His progre 

and ardent welcomcrs, whose greetings could not be refused, Af 8 
o'clock he slopped al Fuller's Half-Way House, where he was met by a 
targe battalioD of troops, who saluted him. It was near midnight before 
he reached Dedham, where ihe most conspicuous buildings wore iUumi- 
naled, and a great number of ladies and citizens were introduced to him. 

When passing through Roxbury, about 1 oVlock, he was accompanied 
by a numerous escort of citizens of ihc county, and received a salute of 
artillery. He arrived at the residence of Gov. Euslis, al ihat place, at 2 
o'clock Tuesday morning. Major Russell, in his newspaper, the Ccntinel, 
■ays ihj meeting of the General and Gov- Eusiis was extremely inlerest- 
ing. They embraced each other for some minutes, the governor excUim- 
ing, " 7 am the happiest man that ever lived." 

At that time 1 was in Vermont, in a gig or buggy, with a tandem team 
of quick horses, on my return home after a visit to Bullslon. I think I 
waa in the lown of Sullivan, and had as a companion, J. T- Giiman, Esq., 
n of Gov. Giiman of Ne^ Hampshire. Having put up our horsea — 

we had three, having i 
paper, as it is commor 
after an absence of i 

for persons to d 
everal weeks, !■ 
;d that La Faye 

off for Boston. 

—I look up a Boston i 

ho ore returning to the capital 
vhat was ihc news. In that 
J arrived in New York, and 
ledialely set off for Boston. Knowing that I should be called 
upon, as Adjutant -Gene nil, to order out some troops for his proper recep- 
tion, I doubled whether I could reach Boston the next day, especially as 
my horses had had q hard drive, and were tired that oight, so ihal it was 
quite necessary to refresh them. In the morning, early, I set out for Bos- 
__b)n, and most unfortunately mistook a road, which appeared to be a public 
le, as there was no guide-post, and went four miles on a route that took 


Reminiscences of La Fayette and others. [Apiil, 

mo in a different direction. There, doubling, I inquired ihe road W 
Boston, and wns told thai I waa on it. But I found on further in<(uir7 
that I was on a road which had once been used as the route lo Boston, boi 
thai, to col off a port of ihe distance, another road had recently been 
opened. I was led to relroce my steps and gel upon il us soon as possible, 
i had two very fine sorrel horses, and reached SudbuiT ihat iiiglit. Not 
having heard of his departure from New York, here 1 heard ihe report 
that La Fayette had arrived at Boalon. This caused me to hasten on in 
the morning, and 1 arrived at my collage in Dorchester aboul 7 o'clock. 

On reaching home I found my servants all gone out, and my house 
fastened up, and there was no person near on whom I could call for as- 
sistance. My servants had heard of La Fayclle's arrival, and that he 
was to breakfast ihal morning at ihe house of Gov. Euslis, and had gone 
there to sec the parade. So I (ook oul my own horse, gave liim some 
oats, and then broke into the house and piil on my uniform. After my 
horse was refreshed I put him lo ihc gig and set off for the house of ihe 
governor, to whom 1 reporled myself about an hour after my first arrival 
at home. The governor said thai he hud, in my absence, given orders lo 
Col. Harris, his first aid, lo call out ihe Iroops, and ihal he was sorry for 
my absence on such a public occasion. This reproof called for an apolo- 
gy, which I made, staling lo him that I was away from home in the interior 
of the slalo of Vermont when I heard of iho arrival of La Fayette at New 
York. Supposing that he would first pay his respects lo the National 
Government at Washington, which had invited him to come to the coun- 
try, I ihoughl he would report himself there, and that I should have lime 
enough to return lo Bo.slon before he would reoeh it, which might be on 
the 17lh of June or the 4lh of July, boih important public occasions, 
which he might be supposed desirous to attend. The governor said il 
was very natural that I should so have inferred, but ihal La Fayette's de> 
cision lo come lo Boston first was made very suddenly, and ihat he 
arrived quite unexpectedly lo him, although he knew on invilalion had 
been sent to him to come, and allend the Commencomenl. 

The governor gave an elegant breakfast, and ihen the troops which 
were ordered for the escort proceeded wiih him lo Boston. On reaching 
the Slate House, the governor ihere welcomed La Fayette in a formal 
manner, in the name of the Commonwealth, ihe ceremony taking place 
in the Council Chamber. 

The following day. being Commencement at Cambridge, La Fayette 
was the honored guest of Ihe University, His seal upon the platform in 
the m eel ing- house, where ihe usuol ceremonies of the occasion were per- 
formed, was on the right hand of ihe governor. On the opposile pan of 
Ihe platform where 1 had my seat, ihe gov»r(lor beckoned to me, and on 
approaching him, intervening ihe parts, he addressed mo rapidly; "I 
wish lo apeak lo you, Gen. Sumner, in your capacity as Quarter Master 
General, or as Commissary General, as 1 might more properly express il, 
to ask you if you can gel me a dinner at my house to-morrow, in honor 
of ihis gentleman and ihirly or forty others whom I intend to invite, many 
of whom ore here ?" I replied that I hod nol had much practice in pro. 
viding dinners, in my capacili/ of Quarter Masttr General, and that the 
powers of Commissary General were not confided lo me. Gov. Euslis 
said, " Ifso, I know you have had great experience in getting dinners al 
home," 1 said ihat I would, individually, do everything thai I could lo 
accomplish his wishes, I would stale to him, however, tor his considera- 


Reminiscences of La Fayette and olhers. 


Hon, ihnt al! the provisiona and dolicociea of ihe market had been select- 
ed for the enteilainmenl at Cnmbridge, thai day, and thai all the public 
•ervanis who could be hired, were also at Cumbi-idge, and \\ would be as 
difficult lo colltjcl his guesls on the neal day ns it would be lo get pro- 
visions or servants for the enlertainment. But, I snid, " If you will posl- 
pone it one day, I will tuke upon myself the responsibility thai it shall be 
done, although I do not know, al ihe present time, whom I shall employ 
to do il." The governor said, " I see it is impossible, as you suggesl, lo 
have il to-morrow, but I will ask him for Friday, upon the assurance you 
have. given, for I know of no one else thai 1 can call upon to assist me." 

Although it was not a part of my public duly lo provide an entertain- 
ment for his company at his private tnansion, I dare say the governor 
thougfit my duly would be embraced in ihe order which lie had given me. 

As ibis was the iirsi time he had called upon me lo do anything but 
office business, -and especially as he had recently come inlo powt/V, suc- 
ceeding Gov. Brooks, by the elociion of ihe democratic parly, in opposi- 
tion to thai under which'l held my office, I did nol think it worth while to 
be very particular. I therefore weni to work, with more zeal perhaps 
than I should have done if ihe entertainment had been given by ihe gov- 
emor's predecessor, or by any one else of the same pnrly in politics. 
" Well," said the governor, " 1 must tell you another thing. Sir, and 
thai is, thai I do not wish to give Mrs. Euslis any trouble except that 
which results from the use of the house. They may have my kitchen 
and my parlors and my chairs, and tables; but as to having my knives 
and forks, and plates and dishes, ihey shall not have one of them. My 
decanters I will fill wilh wine and other suiiabie liquors, which shall be 
delivered lo the man who prepores the dinner, in proper order to place 
upon the table. Now, do vou think you can get any person to undertake 
it on ihose lerms ? If so,! will ask La Fuyelle to dine with me on that 
day, as he is soon lo leave this place." I said " that it was something of 
an undertaking to do it so suddenly, and on ihose terms, and that i knew 
ofbut one man who could accomplish it, and that I would go to see bim 
that aficrnoou and gel him lo do il, or lei him know that evening, if he 
would delay giving his invitation to the principal guest for a few hours." 

I went lo Col. Hamillon of the E.vchange Coffee House, on excellent, 
cool headed, and syslemalic caterer, upon any sudden emergency, in his 
own house, whose ability I had oAcn witnessed in giving some of the most 
splendid entertainments thai Boston, at that time, exhibited. Hamillon 
acceded to ray request, and agreed lo undertake it, as he said, that ^ for 
a guest, to whom ihe nation owes so much, every person ought lo 
do Ihe best he can ; though it would seem to many alniosi impossible to 
accomplish this, you may rest assured, Gen. Sumner, that it shall be 
done as well as I can do it." I replied, " You had hetler go out to the 
guvernor''s, and see how he wishes his tables laid, and what you will 
need, before you do anything else." He did so, and satisfied the gov- 
ernor that it should be all accomplished in the manner he desired, wilh- 
out any trouble to Mrs. Euslis. 

At the dinner the plates were placed on the outside of a horse-shoe 
table, in the hall, leaving the inside open for the attendance of ihe ser- 
vnnls and the chonge of dishes. There were between thirty and forty 
guests, the Governor taking his position at iho heod of the table, with 
La Fayelle on his right, Gen. Dearborn on his left, the late Gov. Brooks 
n the'righl, the Lieutenant-Governor and Council, the Governor's 

r of La Fayelte and others. 


Military StofT and other guesls, which are not now TQCoUecleil, scaled on 
each side. 

La Fayetle'a lodgings in ihccilywere al Mrs. Carter's, at ihe corner 
of Park and Beacon Sireel, Her house was fitted up for iho occnsion, 
and nn iron door, whicli had been conatrucled in the wall of the parlilion 
between iicr house and that of Mrs. Jeffries, now Mr. Ticknor's, 

s of the Iwo 
s tlirowu open 
n by the bund. 

'. the splendid dra 
ken down, so thai both hoi 
to be one, When Ln Fayelte enicrcd the -house, which ' 
for the free reception of cjlizena, they rushed in lo lake him 
The mullilude who thronged to see him were surprised at n 
to do so, because the moment he entered the house ho inquired lor ibe 
bath-room, where he refreshed himself for BO long a time ihnt ntiuiy 
retired wiihoui accomplishing iheir wishes. 

Col. Harris, to whom the order was given lo call out. troops, in my 
absence, on ihe occasion of La Fayette's reception in Boston, was am- 
bitious of occupying the position as Adjutant General of the Common- 
wealth, which I had, and notwilhstonding the strong recommenUotions of 
Gov. Brooks lo Gov. Euslis, of nny qualifications for that office, and con- 
duct in it, ihe governor made son^e inqujtics respecting the Icnnre of the 
office of Adjutant General, us though he had tli ought of the exercise of 
the power. His polilical friends put the question to him, " Why don't 
you turn out the Adjutant General, that liigh Federalist." "I would 
do it," said one, "the first thing I did." But the governor was salis- 
iied it was not so easily done, as the tenure of the office of Adjut&nt 
General, at that time, made it necessary, for his removal, that he should 
be tried and convicted by a court martial, or removed by an address of 
both houses of the legislature. 

I have alluded before lo the approbaiion of my conduct, in the office 
of Adjutant General, by Gov. Brooks, given to his successoi*, as he told 
me, a few days beibro his inauguration. Brooks and Euslis, two old 
cronies^or ihe Revolution, about ihal time were on unfriendly terms. 
The difference between them was caused by tlie election of Brooks as 
President of the Society of the Cincinnati, a vacancy having occurred by 
Ihe death of the President of ihal Society, while Euslis was a Vice-Presi- 
dent of it, and absent from the country, I think. The blame of the election 
could not be thrown upon Brooks, however, for he hud no thought of 
being placed in that situalion when the ballot was thrown, " " " 
ward, when the observation was made to Euslis that it was ni 
fault that this was done ; " I know it," he replied, '■ but it wi 
that he accepted it ; he ought not to have done so." Here wei 
tlemen of the same age, and both of the highest standing ii 
nity, one n member of Congress and Secretary of War, ( 
Governor of Mussachusetis, who "were on such unfriendly terms that the 
posture of public affairs required a, reconciliation of their difTerenccs. 

A question presented itself lo my mind, how this could bo accom- 
plished, which it appeared lo me wna absohuely necessary to be done, 
because, al every public festival, those two officers would be invited, and 
be sealed ncxl each other, and ihc interviews would be unpleasant in con- 
sequence of ihcir unfriendly feelings naturally exhibiting themselves in 
the oublio presence. So impressed, I went to George Blake, Eaq,,"o per- 
sonal and polilical friend of Gov. Euslis, and slated lo him the impres- 
sions which were on my mind. 1 asked him if he did ndt think some 

Bui a(\er- 
t Brooks^s 
s his fault 

md Ihe other 

_ J 

RemiiiisceHces if La Fayette and others. 


^ori ouglit lo be made (o remove llie obatacle lo tlieir friendly saluta- 
tions whenever ihey were invited togelher, as ihey would necessarily be 
on public occasions. Mr. Blake said he had not thought of it, but he 
now saw its neccsaily, and would do everything in his power lo aceom- 
plish it. He called me how I thought it could be done. 1 said that if 
Eustis, 08 a citizen, did not call upon Gov. Brooks while he was in the 
office of chief magislrate, when they came to change places, Brooks, as a 
citizen, could not call upon Eusiis, as governor, lo pay (he respects 
usually due lo the office. Mr. Blake conceded thai ihia was the right 
view of the mailer, and saw Dr. Eustis, the governor elect, and lold him 
that he had had a communication with nne, and was fully imprcEsed with 
the necessity of his calling upon Gov. Brooks before his own inaugura- 
tion, OS his successor, should take place. To this the Dr. agreed, and 
said he should be happy to do anything in his power lo remove the obsta- 
cles to their meeting in a friendly manner. Then, said Mr. Blake, you 
must go out lo Medford and cull on the governor, which, if done, 1 have 
□u doubt will be speedily returned. £ustis had his horse put to his 
open wagon — as it was familiarly called, his electioneering wagon, it 
was so ofien seen during the canvas at ihe gates of Esquire Seover and 
his other political friends — and taking Jo. Hall, a friend of both, into tile 
wagon, he drove to Medford and made the requisite formal call. Not so 
formal, neither, for the interview being all arranged, and the old friends 
happy in the prospect of their differences being reconciled, did not em- 
brace each oilier merely as old friends, but ihey shook hands so heartily, 
and the intercourse was so familiar — the one calling the other " John," 
and the other calling Euslis " Dr." and sometimes " Bill," thai they part- 
ed, as the terms of salutation would indicate, with os friendly feelings as 
bod existed between them at any former period. 

On the day following I repaired to Medford, to call upon Gov. Brooks, 
in order lo verify the account of tlie interview between him and Euslis, 
which Mr. Hall had given me. Subsequently, ibo governor said, " 1 want 
you to lake a seat in my chaise and go with mo to Roxbury, to return the 
governor's call. I said, "1 will go with pleasure, sir, but had you not 
better take George Blake or Jo. Hall, or some other of Eusiis's friends, 
rather than myself?" "I had rather you would go," he replied. To 
this, as being his special request, I assented, and on the following day, 
about 11 o'clock, A. M., he called with his chaise at my office, on Pern- 
benon Hiil, and I went with him to the house of Dr. Euslis, which was 
on the lower road, bordering on the stream which divides Dorchesler from 
Hoxhury. ' 

The house of Dr. Euslis was an elegant one. 
Col. Dawes, the Judge's father, and v 
ick's Councillors, told me. "For," said he. 

build i 

9ons tliat helped 

It story, a hall or 
elhor necessary oQices on 
There was an extensive h 
lishment made them, as il 

lit by Governor 
)e of Governor 
as one of ihe 
inio the stone 
:, kitchens and 
the other." 

that 1 remember very well when it was 
who emigrated hither from Martinique ii 
tion, and that I used to witness here up< 

; and you will see if you 
y running through its cen 
side, and the servants' rooi 
in front of the house, and the whole esiab- 
a now, a most respcciaSle appearance, suit- 

my recoilecliona of this place, 
occupied by Monsieur Dubuque, 

the lime of the French rovolu- 
n (he lawn in front of the house. 


ReminisQences of La Layette and others. 


a novel eight lo a deBceodont of tho Puritans — that of ball-playing every 
Sunday afternoon. Tho recoUeclioo of this gentleman is more forcibly 
impressed on my minil from the fact that I often ate from a service of 
plate that had his initials upon it, al ihc celebrated reslaumnt in Boston, 
at the corner of Congress and Milk Streeia. This house was kept by 
Julicn, who had been Dubuque's cook, and to whom he had given his 

Gov. Euslis kept a very handsome coach, nolwhhstanding he rode, 
before his inauguration, in the one-horse wagon, before mentioned. Gov. 
Brooks never owned a four-whoeted carriage ; but, as on tho occasion of 
our visit, he always drove with a single horse and chaise. 

After our arrival at tlie house of Dr. Eustis, and my introduction lo hira 
by Gov. Brooks, as his Adjutant General, 1 wimessed that the interview 
between them on that occasion was as cordial as ihat of the preceding 
one at Mcdford hod been represented to be. Said Eustis, " I am glad lo 
see you, governor, because I am an old man like yourself, and as 1 am 
going to lake your place I hope i shall perform the duties of my office 
as well as you have done, and give as much salisfaction to the public. 
1 shall, therefore, lake the position very quietly, notwithstanding ihe pub- 
lic cspcclation, and 1 shall be obliged to you for your opinion respect- 
ing tho manner of executing ihe duties of the office so as to get along 
smoothly. Finding that the subject of conversation between them was 
likely to be of a political nature, and that I might possibly be the subject 
of remark, I apologized for taking my leave for an hour, to view the 
powder-magazine al Pine Island, which was about a mile distant. On 
my return from thence, Gov. Brooks said, " Well, general, we have bad 
a most pleasant interview, and I am sorry you left ; but, if you please, we 
will now return to Boston. The parlies having taken respcclful leave of 
each other, on the way home Gov. Brooks told me what was the nature of 
their conversation. He said thai he was highly pleased with the assur- 
ance that the governor gave him that he meant io proceed in bis oDice aa 
quietly OS he could, and not make more removals than the public good 
required. Said the governor, " I have given him such an account of all 
the officers in Ihc State-House, tliat I do not believe he will touch 
them. Particularly have 1 spoken of yourself and of the manner ii 
you have executed the duties of your office, and congratulated hii 
having such an officer to whom be might safely intrust 
his military powers. I spoke lo him also of Bradford, the Secretary, 
whose circumstances were very narrow, and who, I hoped, yould dis- 
charge the duties of the office of Secretary of Stale under him as well 
as he had under me." 

The impression made upon Gov. Brooks' mind and my own, from 
these events and this conversation, was, that Gov. Eustis would com- 
mence his duties as governor in disappoinling his political friends and the 
public expectation. And, on the day of his inauguration, hoving invited 
the public officers lo meet the officers elect, in the Council Chamber, for 
the purpose of proceeding to the Hall of the House of Sepresentatlves to 
take the customary oaths of office, several of the governor's friends, whom 
it was nut usual to meet in iho Council Chamber, upon such occasions, 
were also present. 

The governor was preceded to the Hall of the House by Sheriff Hall, 
with his while wand, blue coat with yellow buttons, gold-laced cocked 
hat, bufi vest and smalls. Having taken his seat in the Speaker's Chair, 


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the governor elect soon rose and look the oaths of office and subacribed 
his name, and then proceeded to rend liis address, the sentiment of which, 
from his poliiicnl speeches and his votes in Congress, il was anticipated 
by his friends, would contain violent political denunciations. Sheriff Hall 
and myself only, expected, from the interview which has been related, 
that the inaugural would be of a milder character than his friends antici- 
pated. But whot was our surprise when we heard a speech which till 
that lime was unequalled for Its party virulence, and which was entirely 
contrary to what Gov, Brooks had led Sheriff Hall and myself to expect. 
But we held up our heads perfectly stiff, notwithstanding our disappoint- 
ment, and returned with the governor and his political friends to the 
Council Chamber. On the way to the Council Chamber, while in the 
nissage between the Hall of the House and the Chamber, his friends, 
Ben. Clough, Jo. Ealon and others, who had been invited to attend, were 
in great exultation at the sentiments contained in the governor's address. 
Dr. Townaend, to whom tho governor had expressed his intent to have a 
quiet time in office, and who dilTered with his other friends as to their 
cause of exultation, tapped the governor on the shoulder, and, alluding to 
the violent language in the governor's inaugural, said, " Now, Bill, you 
have stuck your foot into il, and it will be hard work for you to 
recover yourself," And so it proved. But he replied, "You know I 
have been so long in Congress that I had it in me, and 1 was determined 
lo get it out and begin anew." And so he did. He made a dinner and 
invited Gov. Brooks and tho officers of his Staff, and others, from the 
Stale House, to whom those observatious might have applied as well as 
lo others, and he ever afterwards received them with a courteous de- 

For myself, knowing (he efforts which were being made by Col. Harris 
and others to obtain my place, I was expecting to have some difficulty, 
notwlihslanding the .satisfaction given to Eustia by Brooks's recommenda- 
tion of the manner in which I performed my official duties. After his 
inauguration. Gov. Euslls visited the Adjutant General's office frequenlly, 
to look into the state of it, and he said, " I have been so long in the office 
of Secretary at War that I am familiar with the manner of keeping such 
papers, and know how these things should be conducted j and he express- 
ed himself satisfied with tho order and arrangement of the department. 
It so happened that about that lime, there was a representation made to 
the governor respecting the election of two military officers in the county 
of "^ork. Me., together with charges preferred against them by other offi- 
cers in the same regiment, one of whom — I think il was Col, Low — was 
colonel of it. As usual, those papers bad been committed lo me, as adju- 
tant general, before the accession of Gov. Euslis lo the chair, and I had 
given tho usual order lo the major general of that division lo investigate 
the circumstances attending those allegations, and report the facts for the 
advisement of the governor, in order that he might decide whether the 
Court Martial was necessary or not. Soon afler the governor took his 
seat in office, I made a summary of facts in each of those cases, with ob- 
servations upon the evidence, and tho facts deduced from it ; and, in the 
form of a report to the governor, ! communicated to him the papers, with 
the evidence accompanying them. 

Having read the papers, the governor came into my office and said to 
na, " I have read these papers, and I want to ask you if this is the way 
|-which you do your business in this office.^" Upon replying lo his 



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aigoificaat query, tts il appeared lo me, afRrmalively, he responiled, 
*'T am highly saiiaficd with ihem ; and iftliis is the manner in which you 
do the business of ihb office, there are bm few offices that I know of in 
the General Government whose duties are performed bo well, and you 
fully justify the high character which my predecessor has given you." 

I have no doubt now, though ] have never inquired, nor has it been 
communicated to me since, ihat both of ihe officers in whose favor \ 
reported were democrals, and thai, therefore, the governor inferred, lliat 
Ihe political character of the parties had no weight in the decision which 
I had made. AHer this the intercourse between Governor Euslis and 
myself was as friendly as il could have been had 1 been of the same 
parly politics ; and I used to go to his house once a week and make one 
of a party of whist, which was his favorite game, and sup u|)on ronat 
ducks ond game, with which his table was always well supplied, he being 
one of those old fashioned people who always had hot supper. 

I remember one occasion parliculariy, when I was invited to the gov- 
ernor's table to a dinner given in compliment to Loid Stanley, Lord 
Wortley and M. Labouchiere. The latter gentleman in his visit to ItostOD 
was so impressed with ihe beauty and eiecution ofAilslon's picture of 
" Elijah in the Wilderness," that he purchased il of the painter at the 
price of a thousand dollars. 

Governor Euslis's intercourse with bia particular friends, notwithstand- 
ing his high arislocraiic bearing on other occasions, was so familiar that 
they one and all anticipated a friendly and familiar reception whenever 
they should call upon him. The two friends — Clough and Eaton — who 
had accompanied him when he took the inaugural oaih, made a call upon 
the governor while he was at dinner with these foreign guests and olher 
friends, to the number of eighteen or twenty. They passed the servant 
man who opened the front door, saying to him as they entered the house 
as though il was iheir own, " Where is the governor ? " The reply was, 
" he has friends to dine with him." " Well, wo wanl lo see him, let ua 
into the room where they are." Upon their entrance into the room, the 
governor, desirous to impress them with the formality which was suited 
to the occasion, rose and took them familiarly by the hand, and said lo 
Lord Stanley, "I introduce to your lordship two of my most worthy 
friends, Mr. Clough and Mr, Eaton. They have done me the honor of a 
call uninvited, no doubt with the object of paying their respects lo my 
friends." Instead of being abashed as they would have been had they 
been men of different habits, one of them broke out, " I am glad lo have 
been introduced lo your lordship, and to have been present on this occa- 
sion. The governor always expresses his willingness to see rac on these 
great occasions, and I am very liappy to have been present when your 
lordship was here." Said Mrs. Euslis to me, who was not accustomed to 
such company, " Cannot you contrive to get rid of those people, I do not 
know what the governor will do.-" I told her I did not know how to do 
it, except upon her rising from the table 1 would ask ihem lo follow her — 
which was done. 

During the winter session of the General Court in the year 1825, Gov. 
Eustis thought the distance of his residence from the city was too great 
for that season, as his friends could nut so conveniently call upon him ; 
and therefore he look lodgings, intending to stop for a short lime, at Mrs. 
Milcs's, who was ihe successor of Mrs, Carter at the distinguished four 
alory boarding-house in I!oward Street, next door lo Stephen Codman's 


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residence. He went into the city on Wednesday or Thursday, intending 
to spend the remainder of the week there. The day after he had taken 
his room he was very sick. Hearing of it, I called upon him tile next day. 
In the ante-room I met his brother, Jacob Eustis, who just then came out 
of the governor's sick room. I addressed him, " I am sorry to learn that 
the governor is so sick, Mr. Eustis. How is he ? The public are anxious 
to know." " He is dead." " What I" I exclaimed, " Your brother dead ?" 
'* He is as good as dead. They have bled him to death ; he never will 
recover in the world. They have reduced him so low that he never will 
get up again. I have just seen him, and says I, ' Bill, you are gone.' " 
The last remark was made as we entered the governor's room, who said, 
*'What makes you think so, brother? I am very weak, to be sure." 
" They have bled you to death ; you have got a rattling in your throat now." 
** Have I," said the governor. " Well, don't you remember that our father 
had it two days before he died ?" The governor rapidly declined and 
died on Monday, February 7, 1825, after an illness of only five days. . 

His remains were taken to his mansion in Roxbury and an autopsy 
was had by the physicians to ascertain whether a disease of the heart, 
of which he made complaint for several years, really existed. This was 
the phantom that was always before his eyes ; and after his reconciliation 
with Gov. Brooks, he told him that he had consulted Warren and Dan- 
forth, and all the celebrated physicians in Boston, before he went to 
Europe, and that he also consulted eminent physicians in London, Paris 
and Holland — to which latter country he was an ambassador — and they 
all agreed in telling him that it was quite doubtful whether he had such a 
disease, for the symptoms might be produced by some other cause. But 
he never had any confidence in what they said, but was continually af- 
fected with the apprehension that he would die suddenly with the disease 
of the heart. Gov. Brooks, in his conversation with him, said, "I have 
known you a great many years, and I think you are unnecessarily 
alarmed. Those physicians whom you have consulted were right, and 
the symptoms which are indicative of a disease of the heart, I say, have 
probably arisen from your hot suppers and high living. Don't you 
remember that Solomon Davis died after eating plum cake ? If you are 
more careful in your diet, in my opinion you will live much longer than 
you otherwise will." 

Upon the examination after death his heart was found to be as sound 
as that of any one. 

His funeral was celebrated with military honors on the 12th of Feb- 
ruary. The religious services were held in the Old South Church. He 
was buried in the Granary Burying Ground. The day was quite mild 
and pleasant, and a great assembly witnessed the last ceremonies, among 
which was' the firing of minute guns by the Sea Fencibles, on the Com- 
mon, while the procession was moving to the grave, and other distin- 
guished ceremonies usual on such occasions. 


Hacknbt Coach. — These are to give Notice, That there is lately set 
up a good Hackny Coach to accommodate all Persons on reasonable 
l^rms : Inquire of Mr. Jonathan Wardell at the sign of the Orange 
Tree in Hanover Street, Dbston. — Paper j Oct. 6/A, 1712. 

Griffin Family of Hampton, Conn. 



[Bj Gbdboe Cj 

, M. D,, Worecsler, Mom.] 

Most of the following fuels were furnished by Jonathan Clark, Esq., 
of Hampton, Conn., w!io has been consianlly engsgcd, for about sixty- 
eight years, ia carefully noting down nil facta of the kind that occurred 
within hia extensive aud niinulc oliscrvalion in that vicinity. 

J. Ebenezeb' Griffin moved from Cambridge lo Pomfrel — thence 10 
the Canada parish of Windham, now Hampton, Conn. He was a farmer, 
and bought of William Durkce there one hundred acres of land. Ho 
and his wife joined the church there 28 June, 1733, and he was chosen 
deacon 1 March, 1744. He married Hannah, who was born 20 Jan. 
1713, dau. of Dea. Philemon and Hannah (Clary) Chandler of Pomfret. 
Their children — 

1. Hannah* (ii.), b. 11 Sept. 1732; bp. 28 Jan. 1733 ; m., U April, 

1751, James Sledmun of Hampton, 

2. Ebeneie.r'' (iii.), b. 20 July, 1734; bp. 28 July, 1734; m., 1 July, 

1757, Elizabeth Martin. 

3. Sarah* (iv.), b. 12 Aug., 1736 ; bp. 15 Aug. 1736 ; m., 19 Jan. 1757, 

Thomas Fuller of Hampton. 

4. Luc>^ (v.), b. 17 April, 1737 ; bp. 22 April, 1739 ; m., 15 Nov. 1758, 

Hezekiah Hammond. 

5. Mehitabh* (vi.). b. 29 Nov. 1741 ; bp. 6 Dec. 1741 ; m., 83 Sept. 

1760, Thomas Sicdman. 

6. Mary* {vn.), b. 16 March, 1744; bp. March, 1744; m., 6 March, 

1766, Ephraim Cleveland. 

7. Benjamin,* b. 7 Aug. 174Ci bp. 10 Aug. 1746; A. 11 Nov. 1748. 

8. Nathaniel,' b. 23 Aug. 1748 ; bp. 28 Aug. 1748; d. 7 April, 1754. 

9. Olive* b. 6 March, 1751 ; b[i. 1751. 

10. Benjamin* (viii.), b. 10 May, 1754; b,). 12 Mav, 1754; m., 8 Feb. 
1776, Chloe Howard ; m. 2d, 4 Jan. 1786, Mary Howard. 
II. Hannah' Griffin [i, '] m. Cnpl. James Stedman, by Rev, Samuel 
Moseley of Hampton, 11 April, J751. She was then 18 years 7 monihs 
old. She joined the church 26 Nov. 1789 ; d. 30 Aug. 1795, aged 62 
years 7 months 21 davs. He b. in Brookline, Mass., 1725; made mem- 
ber of the church 15 Nov. 1741 ; d. 7 Sept. 1788, aged 63. He was a 
" good farmer, carpenler, joiner, and clock-maker." He was oppointeJ, 
by the legislature of Connecticul, " captain, in place of Ripley, resigned," 
26 June, 1776. Capt. Stedman was, with his company of Hampton 
militia, in the Revolution, at the battle at " While Plains;" also in Rhode 
Island; and with his colonel (Thomas Knowlton) when he charged into 
the very heart of the 42d regiment of Highlanders on Harlem Plains, 
where he received his mortal wound, from a bullet, in the groin, and was 
taken off his horse by Captain Stedman'a orderiy-Hergeunl Nehemiah 
Holt, and others, and, laid by a fence, out of range of bullets, where he 
Boon bled to death. Capl. S. was wilh Washington in his retreat before 
the British through New Jersey. Of that march Sergeant Holt often 
said, "All night Washington rode at the right of the column, a little in 
advance, but so near me that 1 could most of tl;B time put my hand upon 
the rump of the powerful gray charger upoi which he rode, made restive 

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Griffin Family of Hampton, Conn. 109 

by >he cold sleet pouring down upon us, but whose mnddened spirit was 
curbed in and controlled with appareDl case by his more powerful rider, 
his reiii'hand rcstio^ upon the pommel of the saddle. Washingloii spoke 
BGnrcel}' a word during ihat dreadful march." Af^er the war, Capt. 8. 
was collector of taxes, and held other ofiicca in Hampton. He died of 
•crofulous disease — beloved, honored, and respected. 

Crayon portraits of him and his wife, by JoBCph Stewart of Hartford, 
Conn., are in possession of ihe writer. His children were — 

1. Thomas* b. 6 Nov. 1761 ; bp. 15 Nov. 17G1 ; m. Lucy Warreil of 

Windham. He graduated at Yale College in 1785. He was a 
lawyer in Hampton, and afterwords a farmer in Hasaeno, N. Y. 

2. Hanmh* b. 23 Nov, 1769 ; bp. 2fi Nov. 1765 ; d. unm. 14 July, 1795. 
8. Marg,* b. 14 Jan. 1772; bp. 17 Jan. 1773; m., 20 Nov. 1792, Maj. 

John Wilkes Chandler of Pomfrei, Conn,, farmer. 
111. Ebemezer' Griffin [i., 2j, when 24 years old, was, by Parson 
Moaelcy, m. lo Elizabeth, dau. of Ebenczer and Jerusha Martin, when 
she was 18 years old. She b. 1 Aug. 1738. He was a farmer in Hamp- 
ton, Conn. 
1. Nathaniel,' b. 13 Oct. 1759 ; bp. 10 June, 1760 ; d. 20 Nov. 1760. 

a. Nathaniel,* b. 11 Oct. 1761 ; bp. 18 Del. 1761 ; ft. Clark, and 

moved to Whileslown, N. Y, 

3. Hannah,' b. 1 Aug, 1763; bp. 1 Aug. 1763; m., in 1785, Calvin 
Munn of Greenfield, Mass. He b. in Munson, Mass., 1761. He 
entered the army, and served until the close of the war of the 
Revolution. Was at the siege of Yorklown j the taking of Corn- 
waliis ; was one of the company ihat took a gun-boat from the 
British at Shirley, on James River, and rowed the boat up to head 
quarters, when LoFayette came on board and conversed with him ; 
was as far north as Stillwater, and west of the Blue ridge ; served 
in Col. Shepherd's and Vose's regiments; was one year under 
LoFayette's command, in Virginia; witnessed the execution of 
Andre; under Sullivan when he evacuated Long Island; al the 

battle of Jomestown ; was one of the government troops ordered 
out for the protection of the U, S. Arsenal at Springfield, Mass., 
in Shay's insurrection. He was present at ihe laying of the cor- 
ner-stone of Bunker Hill Monument, in 1824, and had a pleasant 
interview with LaFayeite, his old commander. He kept tavern 
in Greenfield where the Mansion House now stands. Ho d. at 
Springfield, Vl., 3 May, 1S50, and was buried in Greenfield, Mass. 
She d. at Greenfield, 22 Feb. 1814. 

4. ArUmiita," b. 1 1 Nov. 1765 ; bp. 2-t Nov. 1765 ; m. Isaac Burnham. 
6. Ehnissa,' b. 23 Feb. 1768; bp. 6 March. 1708 ; m. Richard Edwards, 

lawyer in Albany, N. Y. 

6. OJioe,' b. 12 April, 1770; hp. 29 April, 1770; m. Isl, Dr. Daniel 

Lummis ; m. 2d, Charles Child of Pomfrel, Conn. 

7. Belity,' b, 24 Aug. 1772 ; bp. 30 Xag. 1733 ; m. Churchill of 

Chatham, Conn, 
a. Ebenezer,' b. 6 April, 1775; bp. 9 April, 1775; m. 1st, Mary Fuller 
of Hampton; m, 2d, Lois Durkee of Hampton; m. 3il, Lydia 
Hunting. He lives on his grandfather's homestead in Hampton, 
and was always a farmer. He was one of the judges of the 
county court many years ; represented tho town in the legislature 
in several sessions, and was " Father of the house in 1854." His 

GriJJiii Faimly of pamplon, Conn. [Apri!, 

1st wife W08 the only child of Slcplien, by his wife Sarah (Bid- 
lack) Fuller, who wns burned by the Indians in the battle nl 
Wyoming. 3 July, 1778, in a wheat field— ihe Indians piling 
sheaves of wheat about him and olhor prisoners. She d. IS Juno, 
9. ElUka* b. 6 May, 1777 ; bp. 18 May, 1777 ; m. Clarissa Burnett. 
iO. Lufy-> b. 21 July, 1779 ; bp. 35 July, 1779 ; m. William Forbes of 
Bangor, Me., farmer. He b. in Westboro', Mass. ; raised in 
Brookfield ; a merchant in Greenfield, Mass., where he wns pros- 
perous until tlie embargo injured his business, ns well as that of 
others. He moved, in 1799, lo Bangor, and purchased a farm, 
on which he d. In 1843. He was an intelligent and honest gentle- 
man of the old school. She was married just before she was 16 
years old, and d. in IS&O. 

IV. SAKiH' Gbipfin [i., 8], when 20 years old, m., 19 Jan. 1757, 
Lieut. Thomas Fuller of Hampton. He b. 10 June, 1732, and d. 14 Nov. 
1813, in his 82d year. She d. 8 May, 1806, in her 70th year. He was 
son of Stephen and Hannah (Moullon) Fuller. Children— 

1. Nathaniel* b. 14 May, 1758 ; m. Mary Durkee, dau. of Andrew and 

Mary, when she was 16 years 6 months and 4 days old. 

2. Sarah? b. 14 May, 1760 ; m. 1st, Knight ; m. 2d, Nathan Jen- 

nings. She d. in Chaplin, Conn., 7 June, 1S53. 

3. Lw'j,' b. 8 Aug. 1763; m. Col. Elijah Simons, merchant of Hamp- 

ton, Conn., son of Jacob S. of Windham, Conn. She d. in Chap- 
lin, 7 April, 1848, in her 85lh year. 

4. Tkomat* b. 21 July, 1765; m. Polly Fuller, dau. of Joseph of 

Hampton. He practised medicine in Cooperstown, N. Y. suc- 
cessfully, and was much respected. Il was said that he was tho 
original of Cooper's character of "Dr. Elnaibnn Todd" of the 
" Spy." 

5. Eleanor,' b. 6 Aug. 1768 ; m., 25 Jan. 1788, Dea. Amosa Clark of 

Hampion. Slie d. of fever, 10 Nov. 1833. 

V. Ldct" Griffin- [i., 4] m., 15 Nov. 1785. Hezekinh Hammond of 
Hampion, Conn., son of Joaiah. She d. 20 Aug. !824, aged 84 years 
4 months 3 days. 

1. Lucy,' b, 30 Aug. 1760 ; m. John Clark, son of Timothy of Coventry. 

2. OUve,* b. 8 Julv. 1764 ; m- Charles Child of Pomfret, Conn. 

3. Eleanor* b. 19 May, 1769 ; m. Jacob Holt for his 2d wife. 

4. Asaktl,' b. 10 May, 1772 ; m., 9 Dec. 1801, Belsey Robinson. Far- 

6. Elisha,* b(26 May, 1780; m. Pliebo Hitchcock, and lived in West 

Brookfield, Mass. 
6. Hetekiah,' b. 8 Dec. 1782 ; m. Polly Greenslit. 

VI. Mehitable* Griffin [i., 5], in her 19th year, m., by Parson 
Mosely of Hampton, to Thomas Stedman, Jr., son of Dea. Thomas and 
Anna (Seaver) Stedman of Hampion. He b. in Brookline, Mass., 1732; 
carpenter and joiner; town clerk of Hampton from its incorporalioD, 
1786, to 1798; representniive in legislature in 1787 and 1793. Children— 

1. Mary,' b. 14 April, 1762; m. Israel Clark, goldsmith, Newburgh, N.Y. 

2. Anna,' b. 7 Aug. 1764 ; m. Joseph Clark ; moved to Alabama. 

3. Elitabeth* b. 5 Aug. 1768 ; m. Dea. Thomas Williams of Hamp- 

ton, Conn. 

iiamp- I 

1869.] Point Shirley— Preston. Ill 

4. Griffin^ b. 27 Sept. 1770 ; m. Betsey Gordon. Lumber merchant, 

Hartford, Conn. 

5. Clarissa? b. 23 Jan. 1772 ; m. Abijah Peck ; moved to Alabama. 

6. Thomas? b. 19 Aug. 1774 ; unm. 

7. Ebenezer? b. 23 March, 1777 ; m. Rachel Wattles. 

8. James^ b. 6 Oct. 1779 ; m. Eunice H. Carren. Lawyer, Norwich, 


9. Patience? b. 27 July, 1781 ; m. Jonathan Hovey, Jr. 

Vn. Mary' Gbiffin [i., 6] m., 6 March, 1766, Ephraim Cleveland. 
Children — 
1. Mary? b. 30 March, 1768. 2. Franklin? b. 13 Aug. 1779. 

VIII. Benjamin* Griffin [i., 10], farmer in Hampton, m., 8 Feb. 
1776, Chloe Howard, dau. of John Howard, Jr. Children — 
1. Clarinda? b. 16 Nov. 1776. 2. Molly? b. 7 March, 1778. 

3. Benjamin? b. 26 June, 1780. 4. Sarah? b. 27 June, 1782. 

5. John? b. 29 Oct. 1784. 

His wife, Chloe, d. 16 Nov. 1784, in her 30th year, and he m. 2d, 4 
Jan. 1786, her sister, Mary Howard. Had — 

6. John? b. 5 Oct. 1786. 

Capt. Benjamin' moved, in 1788, to Cooperstown, N. Y. 


[From the Boston News-Lcttcr, Thursday, Sept. 13, 1753.] 

On Saturday last His Excellency the Governour [Shirley] did the 
Proprietors of Ptdling'Point the Honour of dining with them at said 
Point where a very elegant Entertainment was prepared for him ; he was 
attended thither by the Proprietors, and a Number of Gentlemen of Dis- 
tinction from the Town ; he was saluted with fifteen Guns from Castle 
William as he went down, and the same Number when he retum'd ; and 
was receivM at the Point with all the Demonstration of Joy that so new a 
settlement was capable of. His Excellency expressM great Satisfaction 
on finding so considerable an Addition to that valuable Branch of Trade, 
the CoD-FisuERT, and hoped the Gentlemen concernM would meet with 
such success as to make them ample Amends for so noble an Under- 
taking. — The Proprietors, after having Leave from his Excellency, gave 
it the Name of Point Shirley. 

Preston. — ^Yesterday Morning about Eight o'Clock, Mr. Daniel Pres- 
touy jun. Son of Capt. [Daniel] Preston^ of Dorchester^ being in a canoe, 
near Thompson's Island, a gunning for wild-Fowl, and having shot down 
a Loon he stood to charge his Gun again, but while he was about it, a 
6an which lay charg'd over the Head of another Canoe, at a little Dis- 
tance, accidentally went off and shot him in the Jaws and Head, whereby 
be was wounded in such a terrible manner that he died presently aAer.*—- 
NaoS'Letter, April 5<A, 1744. 

* He WS8 in the 2dd year of his age. See BUMs Aimalt, p. 68. 


[By W. H. W.) 

[From originals, in tlio possession of C. H. llonc.l 

6" of 7"" mo. 1653. EUzabelh Cunningham Icslifiea that she cnllcd 
on Williom Humphrea the day after he made his will, and moved liim to 
leave something to his father in England. He refused, leaving all to hia 
father Houchin and his mistress, Elizabeth Houchin. 

28", 3* mo. 1653. James Oliver to William Payne, a bill subscribed 
by Philip Gorrelt & William Cramp. 

May 2, 1663. James Neighbor, aged about 46, testifies at Boston aboul 
the Iron works at Brantry. 

June 17, 1667. Grace Fitls of Ipswich appoints I er loving brother 
Robert Tounseind of 1. — her attorney iti a suit Bgainsl Edward Gove. 
Witnessed by John Barr, and Joseph Browne. 

24, 4"" mo. 1669. George Pearson aged aboul 38, saw John Godfrey 
St Mr. Curres ferry, on Newbury side, also Mr. Daniel Ela of Haverhill, 
Marshall Lord, and Simond Tulle. 

May 14, 1677. Richard Bourne of Sandwich gives to grandchild John 
Bourn, son Job Bourn. 

(From B M 8. in my posscaaion.] 

A Council of Fourteen Churches convened at Walerlown, Tuesday, 1. 
1712. Upon the Desire of the Two Churches there, Complaining of Dia- 
orderly Proceedings among several People in ihe Town, 

Afler SolemQ Invocation of the Glorious God and thorough Examina> 
tion of the Matters laid before us, {which the Persons princi]iully Com- 
plained of Declined to Attend, when fairly Notified) Have Declared aa 

1. We Apprehend that the Neighbours who have of late been Com- 
bined and have subscribed to form a Third Congregation in the middle of 
Waterlown, have done what has a tendency to Defeat the Good Intentions 
of our nursing Fathers in the Civill Government, Whose Direction for 
the Establishing of Two Precincts and Churches in Watcrtown, appears 
to be evidently calculated for the General Welfare of the Place, the In- 
terest of Religion, the Period of Contention, and the Reasonable Ease ot 
the Inhabitants ; and their attempts that way are therefore to be blamed, 
and such may not expect Countenance from the People of God. 1 Pet. 
3 : 13, 15 ; 1 Cor. 10 : 31 ; Rom. 14, 15. 


O leanings. 113 

' 2, It Appears ihat ihe Small Number of Brethren, who have Attempted 
ihe formation of a New Church in Watortown were guilty of much Dis- 
order, and violated their solemn Covenant, when they signed their Pri- 
vate Covenant, before they had or asked a Dismission from the Church to 
which they belonged, and the Church have hnd weighty Reasons to de- 
cline the grontinp of them a Dismission from ihem when ihey afierwarda 
requested it. We hereby Declare that ihey are etill to ho Declared as 
tnombcrs of thai Church, who indeed may treat them as Otfendors and as 
lyable to their Holy Discipline on this Occasion, and ihey are not to be 
Owned as a Distinct Church in Walerlown. Heb. 10 : 25 ; I Pet. 5:5; 
Ezek. 17 : 18, 19. 

3. It Appears that Mr. Robert Slurgeon to qualify himself for purposes 
which he had frequently [iromised not to prosecute without due advice and 
Direction, obtained for himself a Private Ordination at nn House of Bos- 
ton, from the Hands of Three Ministers, Jjilely arrived from, and Two of 
them returning to, Ireland ; And this, without the Advice or Knowledge 
of any of the United Ministers of Boston, or any oiher Pastors or Churches 
that we can learn of in the Province, and also without any publick or 
previous Publication of what was intended, and that afierwarda in a Pri- 
vate Houae, from the single [land of Mr. McGregory, Minister of Nut- 
field, He received an Installment with a paslorall charge of a few of the 
said Brethren at a Church in Walerlown. Whereupon he has gone on 1* 
the Publick Actions of a Pastour to a flock there. These proceedings 
We Judge to be full of Irregularitys and carry in them a very undue im- 
putation upon the Churches in this Country, and threaten the Introduction 
of the Utmost Confusion among us, and ore very ill requital of the Broth- 
erly Kindness wherewith Strangers of North-Britain and Ireland have 
been Embraced and Honoured among us, and require a publick Testi- 
mony to be borne against them; and in that Testimony a Uebuke is 
particularly Due to Mr. McGregory, whose Conduct has Expresst so 
much Temerity, Presumption and Intrusion as is greatly Offensive unto us. 
Nor may he Expect the regards of a minister in our Churches untill we 
have received suitable satisfaction from Him, for the Insult he has made 
upon that good order of our Churches, and particularly his acting in 
Defynnce of the late Council in that Place. Act 13 : 2, 3 ; 1 Tim. 5 : 
22 ; 1 Cor. 14 : 33, 40 : 1 Cor. 10 : 16. 

4. As we cannot but commend our Brethren of the Western Precinct 
of Walertown for their proceeding bo far ns they have already done in 
the erecting the new meeting house as also in the seasonable remon- 
■trancGs to Mr. Robert Sturgeon and his party, adding our advice that 
they take all speedy and proper measures for the Settlement of all 
Ordinances among them to which we pressingly exhort the neighbors 
who have Subscribed to a Separate Intention to fall in, with a Due con- 
currence ; — so we Encourage our Brethren in the Eastern Precinct with 
all suitable Expedition to do what they have been directed to by the late 
Council either by Obtaining the Removal of the Middle Meeting house to 
School House Hill, or Building a New Ore there. 

5. We Do with all Solemnity admonish the Brethren who have been 
trying to set up a third chureh in Walerlown, together with the person 
whom Ihey have so unadvisedly owned as their Pastour, to Repent of, and 
Depart from Iheir Disorderly and Schismaticall Proceedings, lest it bo- 
come more manifest unto all men, that the Glorious Lord Who walks in 
ihe Midst of the Golden Candlesticks and who hates the works of them 




lliat turn aside, and who la lerrible from bis holy places, is Displeased at 
ihe Way ihey have taken j We particularly declare ihai Mr, Robert 
Slurgeon has no right to the Office of a Paslour amongst them, and ought 
no longer to preach or exercise any part of the Ministry in the place 
where ho now is, and that the people ought not to countenance it, and 
that we Judge him unworthy to be Employed in any of the Churches till 
he has made a Puhlick Satisfaction. 

Tu Cqpclude, We exhort Mr. Slurgeon and his Adherents that they 
would not treat the Admonition which we give unto them in the Discharge 
of our Duty to our Glorious Lord, — and unto them and unto oil our 
Churches, — with the same Contempt which they have cast on the advice 
of ihe late Council of Churches but that they yield a Seady and Willing 
Complyanco therewith as they would avoid & farther and more awful 
Censure upon their Offences. 

Finally, Brethren, be of one Mind, live in Peace, and the God of Love 
and Peaeo be with You. 

Cotton Mather, Moderator. 


The Hazzaed and the Unprofitableness Of Losing a Soul, For the 
%ike of Gaining the World ; Evidenced In a Sermon, on Mat. XVI. 26. 
By John Babhard, A. M. Boston, Printed and Sold by Timothy Green, 
in Middle-Street, 1712. 

Small 6vo. 53 p. On the reverse of the tille-pagc, " Imprimatur, J. 

Was there any license then requisite for printing? 

In Drake's Boston, p. 541, is an account of the Groal Fire, Oct. 2, 1711. 
The author docs not appear to have seen Dr. Increase Mather's " Burn- 
ings Bewailed," which sermon was preached on the occasion. It is a 
very curious production, and contains some historical matter. I quote 
from it — " The Fire we Bewail This Day, is supposed lo be Occasioned 
by a wicked Drunken Woman." He gives the following remarkable 
reason for the fire, and prophecy of it ; — " But has not God's Holy Day 
keen Prophaned in Neie-England 1 Has it not been so in Boston ihia 
Last Summer, more than ever since there was a Christian here ? Have 
not Burdens been carried tlirougli the Street on the Sabbath Day ? Nay, 
have not Bakers, Carpenters, and other Tradesmen been Employed in 

Senile Works, on the Sabbath-Day .' When I saw this My Heart 

said, Will not the Lord for this Kindle a Fire in Boston?" 

In the Register. XI., 241, mention is made of Samuel Boycs and wife 
Lydift. The History of New London says, Alexander Pygan m, 2*, 
Lydia, widow of Samuel Boyes, Apr. 15, 1684. Her son, by the first 
marriage, Samuel Boyes, was born Dec. 6, 1673. 


ffenealogicttl i 

g letter, copied from llio t 
, hus been published in th 
fireat authorizes its republic 

iriginal in possession of J, W, 
! Historical Magazine, bu( its 
ition here r — 
London, y' 5 Sept. 1672, 
rDem Coussen, — I have reed yours by your Brother Symonds, whom 
jtdid only aee once, wherein 1 doe not only heorc of your life but of 
tnany others; 1 desire to be ihnnkfull to God who haih aoc provided, dis- 
posed and blest you witb ihe blessing of Children, y' Lord make them 
blessings to you that they may be blest in themselvea. God having given 
them grace, and counted them worthy, having attained unto learning if il 
please the Lord to moke them instrumental to serve Christ in Church or 
stale it will be happy. And now before I goe any further I must take 
you of [f] from suspition of un naturalness, which I cannot in the least 
charge my aelfe with, all you [are] pleased lo say ; I may remember I 
saw such a one in [New ?] England for thai I doe not remember I ever 
saw you above once, which was ot your mother's house In New England ; 
but I very well remember you from a child, and when you were in Hol- 
land, you and your cousin John Lake, with us, and rejoyce you were 
under soe worthy a person for luition as your grandfather ; besides, I well 
remember your family of y' Eppes, for I was brought up with them from 
my youth and received many kindnessess from them, they being worthy 
persons. I know not any that came from ihence that I saw, but I made 
inquiries after you ; while your mother lived we constantly wrote one to 
anolher, and she always gave me an accompt [of] her children and y* 
blessed condition of your sisier Est " • • who was a pretious christian, 
and of your sister M ■ " • 

[Large portion of the MSS. lorn off.] 
I shall trouble you no further at this time, but desire my affectionate love 
to your wife and all your children, my service lo your father Symonds, 
my coussen, and not forgetting old Mr. Bourman, Mr. Rogers and their 
wifes if alive ; my great respecls lo ibem ; I should be glad to hear of 
them ; soe desiring y" Lord to bless you and y" I remain your loving 
kinswoman, LiDu Bankes. 

I had much respect for your Aunt Lake, but juat as I was writing, I 
heard of her death; if there be any of her children remember mee to 

My sister Readc and coussen Samuel present their service lo you, and 
would have wrot but ihal they hope you have reed iheir letters. 

It is evidently addressed to Daniel Eppes of Ipswich, who m. Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Hon. Samuel Symonds, and died Juny 8, 1693, aged 
nbou! 68. Symonds married for his second wife, Rebecca, widow of 
Daniel Eppes : She died July 21, 1695, aged 78, and if her first husband 
was father of our Daniel, she was not his mother. 

The "aunt Lake" was, without doubt, Mrs. Margaret Lake, who died 
in Ipswich, Sept. 1672, and it seems probable ihe rumor had reached 
England of her probable decease, Ttiis Mrs, Margaret Lake of New 
London is called by Roger Williams, in a letter lo Gov. John Wintbrop of 
Connecticut, (see History of New London, p. 44,) " your dearest and 
Kind sister." It has been surmised that she was sister to Winthrop's wife, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Col. Edward Reed of Wickford, Co. Easex, a step- 
Uughter of Hugh Peters. 

116 Whilon. [April, 

The following Pedigree of the Lakes is from a maouscripl compiled by 
J. W. Thornton, Esq. :— 

" Lake uf N 

<!au. of E.I. W 

maolon . . . . ■ braiicii or wfaicb ficiilj ii ■• M\ow, : 

a, - Rjrh»ni Lake = Anne. (tan. of Morally 

rJall, «f Erhy, of Clanby, Co. Line. 
Dcolo. Co. Lmroln. 

Sit Eiliard Luke, Bart, 
d. 1671. 

of Boil on, d. Adg. 
le, IGTG,>.6t. 

-Mary, dan. of jJu. 
Sloplien Goodj'car, 

Tholniu.b, Feb.9, 1656. 

d, May a, nu. heir lo 

Maiy. Jobn. Slephcn. Edward. = Rev.J 
Rov. liicniL 


The only explanation of the puzzle wo can offer is ihai John Winthrop'a 
wife had a brother who married Lydia Bankes' sister Reade, and thus 
Symondfl, called a cousin, would he a kind of connection, and we might 
assume that the term cousin meant oniy a relative, as oAen happeiu. 

— .» Ed. Recti = 

LydiK Bank* b lulct = Read Eliubetta i^ Juhn a d'aii. •= Saml S}inDndi. 

And Eppes would likewise be a. relative. I ibink it very probable thai 
the relation was through llie Symonds and not through the Eppes or 
Lakes. The Symonds were of Yieldham, Co, Essei, as well as the 
Reeds, while the Lakes were settled in Lincolnshire ; and I should judge 
the presumption would be that there was no marriage between iheae 
families, settled at such a distance apart. 

Could Eppes' cousin, John Lake, be the son of Mrs. Mature! Lake, 
and she be the widow of John, the brother of Thomas Lake ? I fear con- 
jecture will run riot on these points, and despair of any solution, until 
the Beed pedigree be carefully investigated. 

Whito?,,— 1 find the following Record of Births on ihe blank leaf of a 
Sermon, preaclied by Rev. William Cook of East Sudhury, at the ordina- 
tion of Mr. Samuel Baldwin of Hanover, December 1, 1756, — Chaklbs 
H. Morse, Cambridgeport, Mau., December, 1858. 

Thomas Whilon was Born December the 29 old slile 1718. 

Lydia Whilon was Born December the 22 old slile 1719. 

Our Son Thomas was Born June the 3 old stile 1743. 

Our Daughter Lydia was Born May ihe 21 old stile 1745. 

Our Son Ozias was Born July the 20 old stile 1746. 

Our Daughter Lucy was Born January 27 old stile 1748. 

Our Daughler Sarah was Bom November the 16 old slile 1749. 

Our Son James was Born July the 26 old stile 1751. 

Our Son Elias was Bom February the 18 new stile 1753. 

Our Son Asa was Bora April the 2 new slile 1755. 

Our Daughter Prisso was Bom March the 14 new slile 1757. 

Our Daughler Sele was Born June ihe 8 new stile 1759. 

Our Son Caleb was Bom August ihc 9 new stile 1761. 

Benjamin Whilon Died January 22 1783 in the nintyeih yearof his age. 


The Osgood Family in New England. 


[Bj C. U. Endicott, Solcm, Mosa.] 
Between the years 1634 and 1640 there emigraled to New England 
three persons by the name of Osgood, or Ossgood na the name was 
originally written, namely, John, Christopher, and William, who appear 
tu have been broiljcrs. Christopher look the lead in this emigration, his 
name being found in the lis! of passengers by the Mary and John, Capt. 
Sayres, of London, in March, 1633—4, nnd was made a freeman, 16 May, 
1635. John followed about 1637 or 8, and was made a freeman, 22 May, 

1639. We have no certain information that William emigrated before 

1640, in which year lie built a barn in Newbury for a Mr. John Spencer. 
Christopher settled in Ipswich, where he was residing in 1635, and died 
there in 1650, leaving a widow and six children. William settled in 
Salisbury, where he died in 1700, at a very advanced age. Farmer says, 
but upon what authority I do not know, that he was born in 1G09. John 
settled in Andovcr in 1644 or 5, where he died 24 Oct. 1651, at the age 
of 56, having previously resided in Ipswich and Newbury. Was also 
one of ihe original grantees of Winnacunet, afterwards Hampton, but 
does not appear lo have resided there. It is a somewhat singular fact, 
that each of the broih^ reared a family of two sons and four daughters. 
In 1690 a Robert Osgood was residing in Scituale in this Slate. What 
contieciion, if any, existed between him and the families of John, Christo- 
pher and William does not appear. It is certain thai he was not descend- 

e of his 

ed from either, 
we must conclude he was a new c 
Scituale then known as " Coniha: 
Anthony Dodson, and had c 
The Osgoods of South Carolir 

antecedents arc found ii 
nigration. He resided i: 

n this country, 
n that part of 
' and married Sarah, daughter of 
I, David, born 1700, and perhaps others, 
who emigrated there with the Dor- 
chester emigrants, may be liis descendants. Rev. John Osgood, of this 
branch, graduated at H. C. 1733, and died 1773. aged 70. We do not 
consider it established, with certainty, from what part of England ihia 
family came. CofKn, in his History of Newbury, slates that John Os- 
good cams from Andover in Hampshire. We have also seen another 
account which claims him for the county of Norfolk ; but we are inclined 
Jo believe thai neither is correct. It appears by bis will, his wife's name 
s Sarah, and in the list of passengers by the ship Confidence at South- 
inpton, April 11, 163S, was a " Sarah Osgood" and four children ; oc- 
opalion — " spinster," This, i have no doubt, was the wife of John, and 
■*e/ourchildren were, Sarah, John, Mary, and Elizabeth. The place from 
whence she came is there called " Horrell," which, abating somewhat for 
Cockaeyisms in those days, I have no duuht is intended for ■' Orrell" a 
town in Lancashire, not far from Liverpool, inasmuch, as no such place 
SB " HorreW can be found in any pari of England, This was also the 
county from which Richard Mather, failier of Increase, emigrated three 
years before. The husband of Mrs. Osgood no doubt preceded her, to 
" espy out the taad,"'' and sent for his family, which was a common cir- 
cumstance with tho first settlers. 

WILL OF JOHN ossnooD. 
The IS of Ajiril 1650 in the age of the testator il lK>m in 1505 Jnl; £3 
In At name olT Qod Ami^n. I John Ossgood olT Anduver in the countT of Essex in 
"tw England Being Sii^k of Bod; But in perfect momorjr do iostilut and mak lay last 
11 & '^alamenl in taaaner and forme ai foloweth 

118 The Osgood Family in New England. [Apt3, 

Inprimis I ptB &. beqnButh mv sonle into the hand of God mf heavenly (Tather 
Through the medf alioD of Jeans Ctrisc mj Blessed Savioar and Sedeemer mj Body 
lo the earth from whence it was taken my Good and chattels as foUoweth 

Inprimis I do giro Unto mr Sonn JohD Ossgood mj bona and lions lot with all 
acomodalions thcreonto Belonging Brooken Up and Unbroaken Up land with all the 
medow iher Unto be longing ffbrcvcr will) the pravifo that my wife Harah Oegood shall 
have the Riojel^ or the on l^lf ofthehous and lands and meadowcs daring her nBturall 

It I do giro & Bcqnoaih to my Sonn Stephen Ossgooil 35 pounds to be pajd at 21 

' -igB in Country pay 

a my daughter Mary Osegood 35 pounds lo be payd at 13 yean off 
n Conn try pay 

my daier Elizabeth Ossgood 35 pounds to be payd at IS yean off 

It (to 
It iToE 

It Idoei 

lo giro to my daughter Sarah Clements 30 s. 
It I do give 10 her daughter Bakah SO shillings lo be payd when she is 7 reares of 
It if she dy before that time to be null 

re my sen-ant Caleb Johusoon one Cow Calf to Be paid 3 years Be for 
nis time is out, and to be kept at the cost off my execalor till bfs time is ont 
II I do gire to (he meeting hoDS off Ncwhcry 16 shillings to Bnie a Choshion ffbr 
the minister lo lay his Book upon all the rest of my Goods and Chattels nnbc- 

Jneathed I do give unto my sona John Ossgood and to Sarah my wife whom I 
o make Joynt executors of my last will & tcstHtnect &, in witness hereof set 
m J hand &. seaie 

John Ossgood 
I do intrcat John Clement of Hnrerill and Nichulus Hoult of Andorcr to bo uver> 
seers of this mv last Will and testament * 

By mco 
In presence off John Ossgood 

Joseph Parker 
Richurd Barker 


1. SaraA,' m. Juhn Cletnenis, June 1, 1648. 2. /oAn,'(t)» b. 1631, 
m. Mary Clemenls, Nov. 16, 1653. 3. Mary,' m. Henry iDgalla, July 6, 
1G53; d. Dec. 16, 1686. 4. Eliialeth,' m. John Brown, Ocl. 12, 1659. 
5. Slephen,^ (+)b. 1638, m. Mary Hooker, Oct. 24, 1663. 6. Hannah,* 
b. 1644, m. Sam. Arclier, May 21, 1660. 


2. John' Osgood, b. about 1631, in Old England. He was ihe eldest 
son of ilie preceding, and came to New England wiih his mother at 7 
years of age. Was a yeoman, and lived in Andover. Was often a 
selectman of thai town and Deputy !o the Genenil Court, in 1666 and 
1669, also in 1689 at)d 90. Married Mary, dan. of Rev. Robert Clements 
of Haverhill, Nov. 16, 1653. She was from Coventry in Warwickshire. 
She was indicted by the grand jury for wiicbcraH in 1692, upon her own 
confession, and afterwards, 19 Oct. 1692, recanted her confession to 
Cotton Mather. [Vide Mass. Hisl. Coll., 2 s., vol. 3, p. 222.] It is a 
curious document, and illusiraieB how the inquisitors enlorled confes- 
sions out of their viclims. He died Aug. 31, 1693. Children : — 

7. /oAn,'(t) b. Sept. a, 1654, m. Hannah Avres, Ocl. 17, 1681. 8. 
Mary,^ b. Nov. 27, 1656, m. John Aalet of Boston, July 8, 1680 ; d, 
1740, a, 84. 9. Timolhy,'{i) b. Aug. 10, 1659, m. Debotah Poor, May 
29, 1689. 10. Lyiiia* b. Aug. 12, 1661, m. James Fryc, Jan. 20, 
1679-80; d. April 14, 1741, a. 80. 11. Feler,\i) b. Aug. 30, 1663, m. 


The Osgood Family in Neic England. 


b. . 


I ootl 

Ayres; was a tanner, and lived in Salem, Mass, 12. SamurJ'(i) 
Is. March 10, 1665, m. Hannah Dane in 1702. 13. Sarah,' b. April 7, 
1667 ; d. April 22, 1667. 14. Mehetahh,' b. March 4, 1671, m. Daniel 
Poor, April 25, 1688. 15. Hannah* b. May 30, 1674; d. Aug. 3, 1674. 
16. Sarah* b. Nov. 4. 1675, m. Thomaa Perley. 17. Ebeneier* b. Ocl. 
4, 1678 ; d. Aug. 18, 1680. 18. Ckmtnt* b. Ocl. 12, 1680 ; d. Nov. 
18, 1680. 

5, Stephen' Osgood, b. aboui 1638, in Ipswich or Newbury. Lived 
in Andover, Mass. Married Mary Hooker, Ocl. 24, 1663. Took tho 
freeman's oath. May ly, 1669. Died of small pox, 15 Jan. 1690-1. Will 
dated Jan. 13, 1690-1. Proved, March 31, 1691. Children :— 

19. Stephen* b. March 11, 1665; d. Oct. 1, 1667. 20. H:>oker,' {i) 
b. Aug. 24, 1668, m. Dorothy Wood, April 13, 1692. 21. Stephen,* (t) 
b. Aug. 16, 1670. m. Hannah Blanchard, Oct. 4, 1699. 22. Joseph '{i) 
b. June 1, 1673, m. Mary Marble, May 8, 1700, 23. Mara* b. March 

1678 ; d. previous lo 1691, and is not mentioned in her father's will. 


7. Lieut. John' Osgood, b. Sept. 3, 1654. Lived in Andover. Mar- 

id, Oct. 17, 1681, Hannah Ayres of Haverhill. Took the frcommi's 
ooth, 18 April, 1691. Was one of the selectmen of Andover. Died, 
1725, a. 71. Will dated Feb. 2, 1724-5. Proved, May 11, 1725. Hia 
widow died in 1735. Children:— 

34. John* b. Juno 28, 1683, m. Hannnh Abbot, Sopl. 16, 1708 | d. 
Nov, 22, 1765; ch. ; John, Elizabeth, Joseph, Dorcas and Mary. 25, 
Elenezer,* b. March 16, 1685, m. Rebecca Symmes of Bradford, Dec. 20, 
1710; died, 1766; ch. : Ebcnezer, Rebecca, Susannah, Ruth. 26. 
Nathnniel,* b. Jan. 6, 1687. Lived in Salem; ra. Hannah Buttolph, 
gmnd.daughler of John and Alice Pickering, March 27, 1710 ; d. 1756 ; 
children : Hannah, Nathaniel, John, Benjamin, Mary, Jeremiah, William, 
Sarah. 27. /creminA,* b. .Fan. 16, 1689; d. April 7, 1689. W.Jeremiah,* 
b. July 1 1, 1691 ; lived in Haverhill ; was a joiner ; d. 1737 ; ch. : Hubbard, 
Jeremiah. 29. Daniel,* b. July 19, 1693; m. Sarah Ingalls, June 23, 
1724, no children ; non compos, 1751 ; died, 1754, and his property was di- 
vided, in 1759, among his brothers John, Ebenczer, a currier, Nathaniel of 
Salem, Jeremiah, William of Pomfrel, Ct., Josiah, and sislor Hannah. 
30. William,* b. 1697, m. 1st, Sarah, who died in 1728; m. 2d, Mary 
Appleton of Ipswich ; moved lo Pomfrel, 1747 ; ch. : Mary, Zaffharinh, 
Hannah, Sarah, Wdliam, Applelon, Susan, all born at Andover. 31. 
Hanaak,* b. June 24. 1699, ra. Isl, Theodore Barnard, April 30, 1717 ; 
m. 2d, Samuel Osgood, Nov. 9, 1727 ; m. 3d, Nathaniel Frye, Jan. 24, 
1750-1 ; bad one son. Theodore, by her first huabaad, bapti/ed Ocl. 88, 
1722. 32. Benjamin,* h. Avig. 28, 1700; d. young, and is not men- 
tioned in his father's will. 33, Samuel,' h. July 8, 1704 ; d. young, and 
is not mentioned in his father's will. 34. Josiali,* b. July 13, 1706; was 
a blacksmilh, and lived in Andover ; m, 1st, Abigail Day ; m. 2d, Hannah 
Kitlrcdge; d. May 8, 1780; children by Abigail : Abigail, Josiah, Abigail, 
Solomon; chit, by Hannah: Jacob, Benjamin, Daniel, Jonathan; wife 
Abigail died Ocl. 24, 1747 ; wife Hannah died Oct. 20, 1780. 

9. Timothy" Osgood, b. Aug. 10, 1659. Yeoman, and lived in Ando- 
ver i m. 1st, Deborah Poor, 29 May, 1689 ; m. 2d, Mury Poole of Lynn, 
between 1727 and 30 ; took the freeman's oalh, 18 April, 1691 ; d. Sept. 
18, 1748, a. 99. Will dated Dec. 5, 1743 ; proved Dec. 12, 1748. Wife 
Executors son Timothy, and grandson Peler, who was the father of 

120 The Osgood Family in New England. [April, 

Isaoc, commonly known na " Cljirk" Osgood. The following children 
aro nameJ in his will, wilh the exceplion of Peler and Isauc, who must 
have died before him: — 

35. Jl/ary,* b. Aug. 8, 1690 ; rot married in 1743, al the dale of her 
father's will. 36. Timothy,* b. Aug. 22, 1693; lived in Andovcr; m. 

Mary ; d. 1773; son Thomna and dau. Mai^ Osgood, Ex" ; widow 

died 1778 ; ch. : Peter, Timothv, Thomas, Isaac, Mary, Deborah, Phebe, 
Hannah. 37. Sarah,* b, Aug'. S, 1697; m. Samuel Frye, March 26, 
1719! d. April 6, 17G0, a. 64. Had 9 children. Was grandmother of 
Love Frye, who m. for her 2d husband. Admiral Sir John Knight of the 
British Navy. Lady Knight, whoso failier was Col. Peicr Frye of Salem, 
died al her seal near London in 1839. 38. Peter,* b. May 31, 1699 ; d. 
before his father, 1748, and is no: mentioned in his will. 39. Deborah,* 
m. Swan, and died previous to 1743, and left four children, men- 
tioned in her falher's will. 40. Isaac,* h. 1708; d. previous to 1743, 
and is nol mentioned in his failier'a will. 

11. Peteh" Osgood, b. Aug. 30, 1663. Was a tanner and lived in 
Salem, Masa, ; deacon of the 1st Church, Dec, 15, 1718; m. Martha 
Ayres of Haverhill, Hay 19, 1690. Was 7 years a Representative to the 
General Court from Salem. Died 24 Sept. 1753, a. 90. His widow d. 
Sept. 10, 1762, a. 92. Will dated Feb. 11, 1752-3; proved Oct. 1, 
1753. Executrix, his wife, Martha Osgood. Children :— 

41. Mary,* b. April 15, 1691; m. Benjamin Woodbridgo, Sept. 9, 
1714. Had 11 children. Was the only child living at the decease of 
her 'father. 42. Samwl,* b. Nov. 6, 1695. Was a currier, and Hved in 
Salem; m. Abigail Walk, Jan. 1, 1720; d. 1741. Administratrix, 3 
Sept. 1741, his widow Abigail. Ch. t Abigail, Martha ; the first m. a 
Callay, the last was not married in 1762. 43. Peler,* b. June 2, 1697 ; 
d. previous to 1753, and is not mentioned in his father's will. 44. John,' 
b. June 16,1700; d. previous to 1753, and is not mcmloned inhis father^s 
will. 45. William,* b. Dec. 23, 1702; Har. Coll., 1721 ; d. 1745. 46. 
Jamei,* b. Aug. 6, 1705 ; H. C, 1724. Was settled in ihe ministry ot 
Stoneham. Died, 1745. la saiJ to be ihe only minister that has re- 
mained with his people in Stoneham until death. Ch. named in his 
father's will, John Ftak and Abigail. John Fisk Osgood was living in 
Boston in 1773 and had two childcen, bolh daughters. 

12.^AMUEi,° Osgood, b. March 10, 1665. Lived in Andover. Mar- 
rled llannah Dane, grand-daughter of the Kev. Francis Dane, in 1702. 
Died in 1717. Adminialration on his estate, June 17, 1717. Adminis- 
tratris, his widow, Hannah. She married again, Nov. 5, 1724, James 
Pearson of Lynn, Mass. Children : — 

47. Samael,* b. 13, 1702; m. his cousin Hannah,' 31, dau. of 

John* Osgood, 7, and widow of Tlieodoro Barnard, Nov. 9, 1727. No 
children. Died 1748. Administratrix, his widow Hannah, 18 July, 1748. 
She Bubaequently married Nalh. Frje, Jan. 24, 1751. 48. Hannah,* b. 
1704. 45. ilfnrj/,' b. 1706 ; m. Simeon Orne, Sept. 16, 1730. 50. 
Sarah,* b. 1709 ; m. Joseph Lunt, Nov. 24, 1738. 51. Jamts," b. 1707. 
Was living in .\ndover, 6ih May, 1731, per deed lo Sam. Osgood, his 
brother, el ala , in which he is called "Husbandman." 52. Mehilahel* 
b. 1711. 53. Dean,' b. July 27. 1714. Was a halter and lived in Boa- 
ton; m. Mary . Ch. : Samuel, b. I Sept. 1738; Dean, b. 19 Aug. 

1740. 54. Lydia* b. Oi»t. 20. 1716 ; m. John Johnson, Dec. 29, 1738. 

20. Hooker' Osoood, b. Aug. 34, 1668. Lived in Andover and was 
B saddler by trade. Married Dorothy Wood, April 13, 1692. Children :— 




^ 65. Hooker* b, Mareii 26. 1C93. Lived in Worcester Co., where hia 
■will is recordoci in 1765. 56. Joshua* b. Sept. 2, 1694. 57. Jonathan,* 

b. Sept. 16, 1696. 58. David* b. Oct. 8, 1698. 59. Benjamin,* b. 

1700. 60. J^oaes,' 1702. 61. Aaron,*' h. April 3, 1706. 62. 

Dorothy,* b. 1708. 63. Elizabeth,* h. 1710. 

21. Stephen^ Osgood, b. AurusI 16, 1670. Lived in Aodovcr, South 
Parish, and owned & farm of 185 acres, near Haggei'a Pond, which re- 
mains in ihe family to ihe pruscnl day. Married Hannah Blanchard, 
Oct. 4, 1699. Died 1749. Will dated 15 Nov. 1743. Proved Feb. 12, 
1750. His widow died 1774, a. 92. Ciiildren :— 

64. Hannah,* b. March 4, 1702; m. Obadiah Johnson, Feb. 12, 1724. 

Died previous to 1743. 65. Sarah* \i. July 8, 1704 ; m. Barnard, 

previous to 1743. G6. Mary,* h. 1706; in. Jacob Holl, Dec. 29, 1737. 

67. Stgphea,* h. Aug. 18, 1709 ; m. Dorcas ; died 1772. Lived id 

Tewksbury. Ch. : Siephen, who lived in the Stale of Maine, Joseph, 

Peier, Hannah, Mary, Hebecca, Anne. 66. L>/dia,*h. 1711; m. 

Hilt. 69. haae,* b. 1713. Lived in Andover. Married, 1st, Beisy Flint 
of Donvera, who was ihe mother of all his children. After her death he 
married Mrs. Ruih Peabodv, widow of Thomas Pcabody. Ch, : Eliza- 
beth, David, Isaac, Jacob, Kendall. 70. Rackael,* b. ; m. Thomas 

Felt, Nov. 24, 1743. 71. Joshua* b. July 17, 1724; married, and lived 
the lalier part of his life in Danvers, near Norlli Reading. Had two sons, 
Aaron and Joshua, 

22. Joseph' Osgood, h. Juno 1, 1673. Lived in Andover, and was a 
tailor by irade. Married Mary Marble, 8 May, 1700. No record of his 
deulh, or administration on his estate. C'liildren : — 

72. Rebecca,* b. Dec. 6, 1704 ; m. Joseph Poor, May 20, 1725. 7a 

Martf,* b. Jan. 12. 1711. 74. Joseph,* h. Feb. 9, 1713 ; d. in infancy. 

75. Jerusha* b. Feb. 10, 1720. 76. Joseph* b. Dlc. 10, 1721. 

I End of the Third Generation of John Osgood. 

^^^^■We propose to give, with permission of the Editor, in the next ntimber, 

^^^^bWill of ChristopherOsgood and three generations of his descendaals. 


^^^^V [CominnnicatoJ by J. Gabsner White.] 

^^^^^'Tre family of this name wore doubtless so called from their residence 
in Tilston, Cheshire, Eiig. One branch altered the name lo Tillotson 
about 1600, of which family was John, Archbishop of Canterbury. In 
the year 1580 there was living at Hujsley in Cheshire a Thomas tilstoo 
who may have been an ancestor of the Tilestons of Dorchester, Mass, 

1. Thomas' Tileston, born 1611, wa»ti grantee of land in Dorchester, 
1634, a freeman 1636, and died June 24, 1694. He appears to have 
been an enterprising man, and it was he who set out the elms on the 
meeting house hill in 1676, which were cut down in 1775, He married 

Elizabeth , and had the following children: 2. i. Timolhy'm 

born 163C. 3. ii, Elizabeth,' b. 1639, died unmarried. 4. iii Naomi^ 
died young. 5. iv. Ruth,' m. Richard Denton, Dec. 11, 1657, she be- 
ing quiie young, and aAer his death m. Timothy Foster of Sciluale. 
6. V. Bathaheba,' b. 1649, m. John Payson of Roxbury. 7. vi. Ont- 
his father's estate. 6. Tii. Camtliva* i. 

tiphorus,'b. 1651, succeeded 1< 
■ Dorchester, July 20, 1659. 

V tiphorui. 


123 Til^ton. [April, 

S. Timothy' Tileston, first son of llie above, was born 1636, a free- 
man 1666, a representalive 1689. He was a cooper by trade, and bought 
the tide-mill, now known as " Tilcslon's Mill," which has remained in the 
family to the preaent lime. He married Sarah Bridgman, May 3, 1650, 
and died Aug. 10, 1697, having issue: 9. i. Timothy,'ii) bow 1664. 
9*. II. Cornelius,' bnpt. 7 (B) 1668. 10. ill. Sarah,* b. 1671. 11. iv. 
nomas,* h. Oct. 19, 1676. He wus a Colonel and an important man in 
the Colony. He d. Oct. 21, 1745. 12. v. JflmM,*C+) b. 1678. 13. vi. 
Elizabeth? bnpi. 1 (2) 1666 ; m. Robert Spur. 14. vii. Ann? 

9. TiKOTHV^ Tileston, the eldest son of the above, was born 1664. 
His wi;i was made Dec. 21, 1736, and proved Feb. 8, 1736-7. His 
children were: 15. i. Timothy *{i) d. June 30, 1755. 16. ii. Jbftn.* 

bapt. Feb. S, 1701. 17." ill. Hannah* m. Gushing. (f) 18. iv. 

Elizabeth,* m. Burr. 19. v. Cornelius,* bopl. Feb. 8, 1708, ad- 
milled to ihe Old South Church, Boston, Oct. 26, 1729. 20. vi. Ont- 
siphorus,\t) bapt. Oct. 8, 1710. 21. vii. Rebecea*- 

12. Janes' Tileston, brother of the above Timothy, was born 1678, 
removed to Boston, and was one of the founders of ihe Second Church in 
thai city, He was n housewright, and died prior to February, 1740. 
His children were : 22. i. James,* bapl. May 21, 1704. 23. Ii. John,* 
bapt. Jan. 13, 1706, d. Ocl. 7, 1721, buried on Copp'a Hill. 24. ili. Ma- 
ry,« bapl. Dec. 26, 1708. 25. iv. Joseph,* bnpt. Aug. 19, 1711. 

15. TiMOTHv* Tileston died June 30, 1755, leaving: 26. i. Timo- 

(fty,5b. 1728, d. April, 1819. 27. ii. £=ahVP m. Sarah , who d. June 9, 

1766. He afterward m. a Widow Hill, and may have removed lo Boston. 
(He had a son, viz. : 28. I. Ezekiel,' b. 1757, d. May 4, 1812, leaving 
children.) 29. iii. Nathaniel,* b. 1736, (had issue: 30. I. Ebenezer D.') 

30. DwEsiPHOKtrs' Tileston, brother of the above Timothy, b. 1710, 
removed lo Bosion, and was admitted to ihe New South Church, Sept. 14, 

1735. He married Judilh , who was admilled to ihe New South Ch, 

Oct. 19, 17.15. He was a housewright by Irade, and a man of wealth. 
He was a Selectman, and Cnpiain of the Artillery Company, 1762. His 
mansion was in Purchase Sireel, opposite his wharf. He died 1771, and 
was buried in ihe Park Slrccl (Old Granary) Burying Ground. The in- 
vcnlory of his cslale, taken 1772, amounted to ir7279. 17. 4. He had 
issue: 31. I. Thoma3,'{i) bapt. Sepl. 21, 1735. 32. ii. Onesiphonis,* 
bapt. Aug. 23, 1741, died young. 33. iti. Sarah,* bapl. Ocl. 3, 1742, m. 
Wm. Clapp, Dec. 1, 1768. 34. iv. John,* bnpl. Feb. 12, 1743. 35. v. 
Ben;iMiw,fibiipt. Sepl. 14, 1746. 36. vi. iri/Hrtm,' bapt. Sept. 30, 1750. 
37. vii. Mary,' bnpt. Nov. 10, 1751. 38. viii. Onesiphorus* bapt. May 
4, 1755. grad. Harv. Coll. 1774. 39. ix. James,^ bapt. Aug. 1, 1756. 

31. Thomas' Tileston, bapt. Sepl. 21, 1735, at the New South Church, 
had issue : 40. Thomas' Tileston who m. Lucy How at that church, Oct. 
2, 1783, and was admitted with bis wife lo the church, Dec. 3, 1786. 
Their chil. were: 41. i. Lucy,' bapi. Jan. 7, 1787. 42. ii. Thomas.' b. 
April 15, 1789, bapt. April 19, at Federal St. Ch. He bad issue : 43. i. 
Thomas,* hapt. Feb. 28, 1822. 44. ii. Lucy How,' bapi. Feb. 28, 1822. 

Notes. — Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Tileston, was 
bapl. al the New South Church, Nov. 2, 1729. 

John Tileston, called " the venerable," was born 1734. He was the 
master of the North Writing School, and his salary was fixed. May 15, 
1764. at .£100. He died 1826, aged 92. 

* ILuinal] Tileston m. Jonathan JeiuiiDgs at Ihe Kcw Soatb Church, July 6, 1745. 

Pedigree of Chute or Chcwte, 


[CommunicnWd by D. Do-dlkt of BobIoo.] 

Tbe following is the tabstanro nf oi 

>t moch for the accuracy of iti 

ils. ElioDg)i ths original n 

hftve deurnbed in 

It (bet 

It Cher bare all been satisfactorily deciphered. 
, the cbau of arms of the larions fomiliea witf 
ru impaled wilb the anna of Chate. Thera a 
d of (bo article. 

Alcxantler' Chewte [A] of Taunton, in llic couufy of Somerset, A. D. 
1268, had issue : Jolin,' Esq. of ihc saiQe Xo'i/n ni. Jane Bronifielil, dau. 
of Sir John B. ; and Richard^ of the time of Edward the First, 1274. 

John' and Jnne had a son Edward,^ Eeq. m. Chrisliana Chiddock, dau. 
of Sir John C. and had issue, temp. Edward !lf., 1308: Phillip,' Eaq. 
of Taunton, m. the daughter of Sir John Brittan [I j ; James,* m. the 
daughter of Richard GrcenfielJ ; Anlhcny,' in. Anna Indford [or Ind- 
forte], and d. s. p. 

Phillip,' Esq. had issue: George,' m. the dau, of Thomas Farij, Esq,, 
about 1344; and Jane,' m. John Cameron, Knight. 

George* had Ambrose,* Esq. of Taunton, m. Amabel Chi (tester, [J] 
dau. of Sir John C, and had Edward' and Christian.' The former m., 
about 1379, Dionis, dau. of Henry Sturlon [B] [or Stourlon] ; iho latter. 
Christian,' m. Ralph Mansell, Esq. 

Edward' and Dionis had Henry,' 1420, m. the dau. of Edward Hash- 

erfield, Esq. ; William,* m. , and d. s. p. ; Anthony,' m. the dau. of 

Sir John Clifton, and had Christopher' of Hertfordshire, who m. the dau, 
of Richard Wellgrave, Esq., and Robcri,' Sarweani at law, and later. 
Baron of the Eschequor, lived to the reign of Henry VI. 

Henry* had issue : Robert,' Esq. of Taunton, m. Alice, dau. of Mark 
Banley. Esq. [C] ; Anna,' m. John Stanlcv. 

Robert' (1438J had Charles,'" m. the dau. of Sir John Chang, and, 
about 1480, hud a son, Edmond," who sold the manor of Taunton to 
Lord Donhare, about 1502. His son and heir, Robert," m. Jane Lucas, [D] 
dau. of John L., and had issue : Oliver," tn. the dau. of Relide ; 
Charles," m. the daughter of John Crips of the Isle of Guernsey ; Wil- 
liam," m. the dau. of John Braddelson of Turbridgo. 

Charles" (1580) had issue : Anthony," m. the dau. of William Gee [E] ; 
and Phillip," m. the dau. of Coolpepper[FJ, and hud George," m. a 
lady of Kent, Edward" and Anthony." 

Anthony," above named, son of Charles, had issue: Anthony," Wil- 
liam,'* Christopher," and Lionel," m. the dau. of Stephen Greene, and 

I," m. the dau. of Robert Baker [G] ; George" ; 

; Judith," m. John Edmonson, 
m James," who came with his father from Eng- 
jettled at Ipswich, Mass., where he m. the dau. 
■ Epes, Esq. of that place, and had James," who m. the dau. of 

Wood [HI, and had issue: 1. Lionel," m. Hannah Cheney; 

2. James," m. Mary Thurston ; 3. Thomas," m. a dau. of Mr. Clarke 

of Boston, and had issue; 4. Mary," m. John Cheney of Newbury; 

~\ Elizabeth," m, Andrew Slickney of Newbury ; 6. Anne," m, Thomas 

had five children — Lio 

one, m. ; Charle; 

Lionel," Jr. had a 
land, about 1635, o 

124 Mitchell. [AprU, 

Brown of Newbury; 7. Martha," m. Josiah Smilh of Ncwhurj-; 8. Rulh," 

m. John Hurd of 'Marblchead ; and 9. Hannah," m. Timothy of 


[Here enda ihe MS. The line to the present time is as follows : — 
James" Chute of Byfield m. Morj-, dnu, of Daniel Thurston, and had 
Capl. Doniel,*" itf. Hannah Adams of Newbury, and had James" ; Dea- 
con James," m. Mehelabel Thurston, and hud Richard," whose son, Ariel 
P.," resides in Lynnfield, and has a son." Mr. Ariel P. Chuio has 
inherited the old parchment scroll from which the pedigree and armorial 
bearings, down to the nineteenth generation, hove been copied, and ilie 
coflla of arms blazoned by me, ai Boston, this 1 Jan. 1857. d. c] 

Coats of Arms depicted upon the Parchment. 

A. CTii/e* — BlaionEii upon tho wroll ihns ; " Tho Arms of Cbcwto bUhs Chatc. 
Gulei, Three Sworda barwnyE Ar^cDI, hilti-d and pamclcd Ur; and had this additioa 
or Agmcntfttioa : Simmee of MdTicu nine, the middlemost Sword Incoatilerine tba 
flnt and lost ; on a Cuuon Argent and Vert, a lyoa of England ; anil, for a Ciest 
or Cogneacaen, n Dcxier band couped al ye wrisl holding of a broken Sword proper. 

Given to Phillip Chewte Capi* of Cumber Casilc and Standard bearer to ye men 
of Arm» at 3^ Sivgo of Bolloangc in France by Henry ve Kiglith." 
The jailmcing amu an impaled mth Uiule. 

B. Slartoant — {eolor defaccdj betw. six roaadlef, [eol. def.l a bend or. 

C. BartUs—{col. def.] a chev. crm. beiw. len billcta [eol. dcf] 4 & ! aboTC, and I, 
a, 1 below. 

U. Lueoa — go. a bar dk 

G. 6'm — vert., on a cb< 

S & 1, threo SeurB^de lis gi 

Oiolpeper — arg,, a bend go. cngr. 

D .!._ . i-_.j^ ^^ j^ g^^ jii ^|.jj ^ martlet or. 

1 a bend [fol. def.] ihreo fleurs-de-lis [col. def ] 
and or., within a border gn., a canioa crm. ia Lhc dexter 

G. Bairr — party per f( 
H. tToorfe— [col. J«f.] O' 
' flriuon— cheeky enn. 

J. Chitttster — cheeky or t gn., in ebicf vair or. & ci 



1 find, on page Ki)9of a copy of WalBon's Divinity, the following record. 

They are the children of Col. Edward and Elizabeth (Gushing) Mitchell. 

See History of Bridgewatcr, p. 243. C. H. Mobsb. 

September I day 1739 Edward Milchell Bom 
December 8 day 1740 Cuahing Milchell Born 
August 26 day 1742 Bcitey Milchell Born 
April 5 day [1744] Eals [Alice] Milchell Bom 
Marv^h 28 day 1746 Elisha Mitchell Born 
March 13 day 1748 John Mitchell Born 
April 8 day 1750 William Miichell Born 
May 16 day 1752 Bradford Milchell Born 
April 4 day 1751 New Slile Molle Mitchell Bom 
August 20 day 1757 Sele [Cclia] Milchell Born 
April 26 day 1759 Searah Milchell Born 
October 30 day 1761 Bcla Mitchell Born 

w Ihe aioal orthography of tite name La ibis « 

1859.] East Haddam Records. 126 



[Commimicated by D. Williams Pattersok of West Winsted, Ct.[ 

[Continaed from Vol. XII., page 47.] 

Births^ Marriages and Deaths recorded in the second Book of East 

Haddam Land Records, 

Page (a) 
Daniell y^ Sone of Benjamin dam man and of marcy his wife was borne 
febrvary y« 12t*» 1728 

Samvell y« Sone of Timothy fuller and of sarah his wife was born 
sept** y« 1-* 1711 : 

Abigail the davghter of Timothy fuller and of mary his wife was born 
October y* 19^ 1718 

hannah y* daughter of Timothy fuller and of mary his wife was bom 
July ye : 3^ : 1720. 

Timothy y* sone of Timothy fuller and of mary his wife was born may 
y* 30t*> 1722 

Thomas y* sone of Timothy fuller and of mary his wife was born June 
y- 24th 1726 

mary y* daughter of Timothy fuller and of mary his wife was bora 
march y* 18th 1731 

Henry champen and mahittabell Rowle ware joyned in marriage Jan- 
ua^ the : 16th : 1717 

Ebenezer the sone of henry Champen and of mahittabell his wife was 
borne Janvary y* 27th 1718 

mahittabell y* davghter of henry Champen and of mahittabell his wife 
was born febrvary y* : 25t : 1720 • 

Henry Champen y* sone of henry Champen and of mahittabell his wife 
was born January y* : 19th : 1723 

Israeli the sone of henry Champen and of mahittabell his wife was born 
December y* 20th 1726 

Judah the sone of henry Champen and of mahittabel his wife was borae 
august y 20th 1729 

Mary the davghter of henry Champen and of mahittabel his wife was 
borae Nouembcr y* : 28th : 1731 

Elizabeth y* Daughter of Henery Champen and of Mehctable his Wife 
Was bora June y* : 26 Day 1734 

Page (b) 

Bezaliell Brainerd and mary gates were Joyned in marrage the last 
day of November in y* year 1727 

Hannah the daughter of Bezaliell Brainerd and of Mary his wife was 
bora August y : 26t 1728 

Easter the davghter of Bezaliell Brainerd and of mary his wife was 
bora octo** y* 21'* 1729 

mary the davghter of Bezaliell Brainerd was borae the third day of 
June 1731 

fevin [Fraenj the daughter of Bezaliel Brainerd and of mary his wife 
was borae Apriell y* 15*^ : 1733 

Susannah the daughter of Bezaliel Brainerd and of Mary his wife was 
bom December y* : 14th : 1734 

126 East Haddam Records. [AprQ, 

Bezalccl ihe eon of Bezaleel Brainerd aod of Mary his Wife was Bom 
April : y- : ISih : 1737 : 

Daniell y' sodo of weeks wUliams ncd of maliitlabeli liia wife was bom 
sept" y' 29* 1719 

Weeks ihe sone of weeks williams and of mahiltabcll his wife was born 
Apriell y= 19^^ 1722 

Mary y' davghler of weeks williams and of mahittabell his wife was 
born Janvary y' 21- 1725 

Elijah the sone of weeks wilUams and of mahiltabell his wife was bora 
may y' 21: 1727 

Mary y' Wife of Bezaleel Brainerd Departed this Life march y* : 1": 

Hannah y* Daugbler of Bezaleel Brainerd and of Mary his wife Depart- 
ed this Life Sepiember y' 29"' 1736 : 

Esther y' Daughter of Bezaleel Brainerd and of Mary his wife Depart- 
ed this Life December y- : 191'' 1737: 

Susannah y' Daughter of Bezaleel Brainerd and of Mary his Wife 
Departed this Life December y' 22^ 1737 

Mary y* Daughter of Bezaleel Brainerd and of Mary his Wife Deportled 
this Life January y* : JO'I' : 1738-9 

Mary y" Daughter of Bezaleel Brainerd and of mary his Wife was Boni 
July the T:"" 1740 

Page (c) 

Thomas Gates Jun' and dorithy Cone ware Joynod in manage avgust 
y' 17"" 1722 

Thomas ihe sone of Thomas gates and of Dorithy his wife was borne 
December y' 17'^ 1724 

Easter the duvghier of Thomas gates and of dorithy hia wife was born 
July y- 27" 17^7 

Timothy the sone of Thomas gates Jun' and of Dorothy his wife was 
bora Apriell y' 29" 1730 

Dorothy y° davghler of Thomas gates and of Dorothy his wife was 
borne Janvary y' 17" 1733 

Zcehariah y* Sun of Thomas Gates and of Dorothy his wife was Bom 
June y- : 3* : 1735 

Caleb V* Son of Thomas Gates and of Dorothy his Wife was Born 
march y*' 22: 1738 

Obadiah y" Son of Thoma;s Gates and of Dorothy his wife was bom 
December y* 18'" 1740 

Dorothy y' Daughter of Thomas Gates and of Dorothy his wife waa 
Born February y' : 3i Day Anno Domini : 1744 

Look for Gideon in 3' Book Latter End 

Jeremiah Galea and mary Emons ware Joyned in marriage December 
y : 7:" 1721 : 

Hannah y* Davghter of Jeremiah gates and of mary his wife was borae 
October 23«:: 1723 

mary y Daughter of Jeremyah gales and of mary his wife was bora 
Apriell : 23'' : 1725 

Dorithy y* davghter of Jeremiah gates and of mary bis wife was born 
may y : 5' : 1729 

Jeremiah y* sone of Jeremiah gates and of mary hia wife waa bom 
march y 17" 1732 

1859.] Ea9t Haddam Records. 127 

Jeremiah Gates y Son of Jeremiah Gates 6c of mary his Wife Departed 
this Life September the IP : Day A. D. 1754 in y 23* year of his age 

Sibbel y* Daughter of Jeremiah gates ^ and of mary his wife was born 
September the 22<> Day Anno Domini 1748 

Sibbel y* Daughter of Jeremiah Gates and of mary his wife [died] 
October the : 12*** : Day Anno Dom : 1750 in the 3** year of her age 

Page (d) 

Samvell Emons Jun' and Ruth Cone ware Joyned in marrage Sep- 
tembr y 14* 1721 

Dorathy y» davghter of samvell Emons and of Ruth his wife was born 
Sept** y 18* 1722 

£lizebeth y* davghter of samuell Emons and of Ruth his wife was born 
inarch y» : 6^ : 1724 

Ebenezer y* sone of Samvell Emons and of Ruth his wif was bom 
Sept»» y 18* 1725 

Samvell Emons y* sone of samvell Emons Jun*" and of Ruth his wife 
was born November y* 20* 1725— [Mistake in the Record, should be 
1727. Bap. March 10, 1727-8. Ch. Rec] 

mary y* davghter of samvell Emons and of Ruth his wife was born 
febrvary y : 6* : 1729-30 

Jonathan Emons and Rachell griswould ware Joyned in marrage Jan« 
vary : 2^ : 1723 

Abigail y* davghter of Jonathan Emons and of Rachell his wife was 
bom July 28* 1726 

Rachel y* Daughter of Jonathan Emons and of Rachel his wife was 
bom September y' : 13* 1729 

Sarah y* Daughter of Jonathan Emons and of Rachel his wife was born 
July y* S*"* 1732 : 

Nathaniell Lord and hannah Emons ware Joyned in marriage June 
y 12* 1712: 

Dorothy y' davghter of nathaniell lord and of hannah his wife was bom 
Julv 29* 1717. 

Abigail y* davghter of nathaniell Lord and of hannah his wife was 
bom July : 14* 1720 

Samvell y' sone of nathaniell Lord and of hannah his wife was born 
march 29* 1723 

Daniell y' sone of nathaniell Lord and of hannah his wife was born 
apriell 14* 1726 

A true Copy of record 

Attest. A. Gates 
No. 1. Town Clerk 

Page (e) 

William Barns and mary Cone ware Joyned in marriage July : 2* : 1724 

John Bams the sone of william Barns and of mary his wife was bora 
Apriell : 12* 1725 

mary y' davghter of william Barns and of mary his wife was Bom 
Janvaryy' 11*: 1726. 

William y' sone of william Barnes and of mary his wife was borne 
Janvary y* : 16 1728-9 

Stephen, y* son of william Bams and of mary his wife was bom No- 
Tember y* 5^ 1730 

East Haddam Records. [April, 

Stephen Cone Jun' and Abigail Barns ware Joyred in marriage June 
y 6' 1724 

Abigail ihe davghler of Stephen Cone and of abigail his wifo was born 
June a-" 1725 

Elisha the sone of Stephen Cone and of abigail his wife was bom De- 
cern'" 1" 1726 

. Kulh Bate ware Joynod in marragc may y" 10"> 

of Ebenezer gibs and of Ruth his wifo was born march 

Anna the davghter of Saravell Tiffl and of mory his wife was bom 
November 19^^ 1729 

Joseph Bate and Elizabeth spencer ware Joyned in marriage octoV 
121^1 1727 

Joseph (he sone of Joseph Bate and of elizabetli his wife was born 
seplembr IS"" 1728 

Elizabeth y« Uuugbier of Jo»cph Bole and of Elizabeth his Wife was 
Bom January y« : 31" ; 1730-31 

Dorothy y" Daughter of Joseph Bale and of Elizabclh hia Wife waa 
Born: februury ye : 25 : 1731-3 

Samuel y^ Son of Joseph Bale and of Elizabeth his Wife was Bora 
May : y« : 3 Day : 1735 

Page 1092. 

Beialecl Brainerd and Elisabeth Wurncr ware Joyned In marioge June 
y« : 17"> Day 1744 

Doniol y< Son of Bezaleel Brninrd and of Elisabeth his wife wus Bom 
march y" 17"l' Day Anno Dom : 1746 

Elisabeth the wife of Bezaleol Brainerd Departed ihis Life oclobcr y« 
5"' Day Anno Dom : 1746 

Bezaleel Brainerd and phebc olmang alia Smith ware Joyned In ma- 
nage Ihe : IS"- Day anno y" Dom 1749 

Enoch ibc Son of Bezaleel Brainerd and of phebe his wife was Boro 
September y« : S"": Day A.D. 1749 

Capt. Bezaleel Brainerd Departed ihis Life October jr* : 9'li : Day aaiio 
Dom 1749 

Page 1093. 

Lydia y^ Daughter of Green Hungerford and of Jemima his wife were 
Born December in y* year 1712 

Sarah v^ Daughter of Green Hungerford it of Jemima hJa Wife was 
Born December y" 29>h 1714 

Prudance y" Daughter of Green Hungerford & of Jemima his Wife 
was Born January y" IS'I" 1716 

Green y" Son of Green Hungerford & of Jemima his Wife [bora] Jan- 
uary y« 4'l' 1718 

Mary y*> Daughter of Green Hungerford & of Jemima his Wife waa 
Born Decembf y» 26 : 1720 

Rachel y« Daughter of Green Hungerford Ai of Jemima hia Wife was 
Born October ye 12"' 1722 

Lydia y« Daughter of Green Hungerford & of Jemima his Wife was 
Born Decemb' y» SO*'' 1724 

Stephen y« Son of Green Hungerford & of Jemima his Wife was Bora 
may y 1" 1726 


1859.] East Haddam Records. . 129 

Heather y« Daughter of Green Hungerford and of Jemima his wife was 
Born may y* 22^ : 1728 

Elisabeth y« Daughter of Green Hungerford & of Jemima his wife was 
Born July y« 25th : 1730 

Lemuel and Nathaniel the Sons of Green Hungerford and of Jemima 
his Wife Both Born at a Birth on may yo 23«> Day 1733 

Page 1094. 

Thomas Andrewes and Anne Cone ware Joyned In marrage may y« 
29th J740 

Oliver y« Son of Thomas Andrewes and of Anne his wife was born 
July ye 29th 1741 

Ebenezer y® Son of Thomas Andrewes and of Anne his wife was Bom 
June y« 8th 1743 

Thomas the Son of Thomas Andrews and of Anne his wife was Bom 
august the : 15th : Day In the Year : 1746 

Mehetabte the Daughter of Weeks Williams and of mehetable his wife 
Departed this Life January y* 2"* Day Anno Domini 1757 

Weeks Williams and Mehetable Cone ware Joined in marriage De- 
cemb^ y* 25th nis 

Mehetable y« Daughter of Weeks Williams and of Mehetable his wife 
was Bom may y« 21»» Day 1729 

Deborah y* Daughter of Weeks Williams dt of Mehetable his wife was 
Born August y* : 13th Day : 1731 

Sarah y« Daughter of Weeks William & of Mehetable his wife was 
Born January y® lO^h 1734 : 

Elesabeth y« Daughter of Weeks Wiiriams and of Mehetable his wife 
was Born January y« 1 1th Day 1736 

Zechariah y* Son of Weeks Wilfiams & of Mehetable his Wife was 
Bora april ye : 29th Day : 1738 : 

Lois y* Daughter of Weeks williams & of Mehetable his wife was Born 
January y« 2^ : Day — 1741 and y' Said Lois aboues* was Bom with a 
notch Like a halfe penny in y* under sid of y* Right Ear 

Mehetable y« Wife of Weeks Williams Departed this Life December 
y 16th Day : in y« y' : 1742 

Page 1095. 

David y« Son of Joseph Gates and of hannah his wife Departed this 
Life august y* 12th 1740 

Aaron y« Son of Joseph Gates and of hannah his wife Departed this 
Life august y« : 14th 1740 

Ann : y« Daughter of Joseph Gates and of hannah his wife Departed 
this Life august : y« : 18th 1740 

Susannah y^ Daughter of Joseph Gates and of Hannah- his wife De* 
parted this Life may ye 25th 1742 

Hannah y« wife of Joseph Gates Departed this Life march y« 20th 1744 

Hannah y« Daughter of William Bentle and of oring his wife was Bora 
Januaiy y« 1*^ : 174S-4 

Page 1096. 

Franciss y* Son of John Parsivel and of Hannah his wife was Bora 
august y* : 7^ Day : 1743 

Girdeon 7* son of John Parsiuel and of Hannah his wife was Bora 
august y* 16th Day A D : 1745 


East Haddam Records. 


Elisabeth y' Daughler of John paraiuel and of Hannah his wife born : 
august: 1737 [1747?] 

Elisabetti y' Uaughler of John Parsiuel & of Hannah his wife Departed 
this Life may y' : 7"^ Day Anno Dom : 1748 

Girdeon y* son of John Parsiuel iSi of hannah his wife Departed this 
Life august y" Last Day Anno Dom. 1748 

Girdain the Son of John Parsivel &t of hannah his wife was Bom June 
y' 13'h 1749 

Paul y* Son of John Parsivel & of Hannah his wife was Bom June y* 
S'h A.D. 1751 

Phebe y" Daughter of John Pjircivel & and of hannah hla [wife] was 
born march y' : 19"' : A.D. : 1754 

Elisabeth y' Daughter of John parcivel &^ of hnnoah his wife was horn 
July y* : 19 Day 1755 

Decon Daniel Cone Departed this Life June the : IS"" Day : 1735 lu y» 
Sixtieth year of his age 

Mary Cone y° wife of Decon Daniel Cone Departed this Life, may y° : 
12" Day : 1743 r Id y- Sixty eighth year of her age 

Bezaleel y* Son of Samuel Ackly and of Belhiah his Wife was Born 
February y' 4"' Dav 1723-4 

Nathaniel y* Son of Samue! Ackly and of Bclhiali his Wife was Born 
Juney': H" 1726 

A true. Copy of record. 
No. 2. ' Aiiesl, A. Gates. Town Clerk. 

Page 1097. 

Zjpporah y' Daughter of Samuel Fuller and of Mercy his Wife was 
Born December : y" : 2 : 1741 

Thaddeusy' Son of Samuel Fuller and of Mercy hla wife was Born 
Nouember y' : 8* 1743 

Elisabeth y' Daughter of Samuel Fuller and of Mercy hla Wife was 
Born Nouember y" 13"' Day Anno Dom : 1745 

Noadiah y° Son of Dec" Noadioh Brainerd and of Hannah his wife 
Departed this Life march y' 31" : 1751 : 

Hannah the Wife of Noadiah Brainerd Departed this Life may y' 14" 

Joaiah Arnold and Lydia Smich ware Jovned in mariage february y' : 
24" 1742-3 

Lydiah and Elisabeth Iwo Daughters of Joaiah Arnold and of Lydia 
his Wife was Born Nouember y": LT* 1743; 

Josiah the Son of Josiah Arnold and of Lydia his wife was Born august 
Y 29" Day A.D: 1745 

Lidla y' Wife of Josiah Arnold Departed this Life may y* 31" Day 
Anno Domini 1747 

Pago 1098. 

Daniel Brainerd Ju' and Hannah Gates Ware Joyned io Marrage July 
y- 7* 1743 

Daniel y' Son of Panicl Brainerd and of Hannah his wife was born 
march y' 10" Day 1744 

Hannah y* Wife of Daniel Brainerd Ju' Departed this Life may y' 
Day Annoque Domini 1746 

Daniel the Son of Daniel Brainerd Junr and of Hannah his wife De- 
parted this Life august the : 15" Anno Dom : 1755 
[7*0 he Conlinved.'l 

Boston Ministers. 


f The following versea are from i 

ng of Tliomos Morion Jones of Boat 
and a. friend nnd correspondent of Williai 
edilor of Hie Nonh American Review, 
date April 12, ISOl, U now (1S59) in iho 
of Cnmbridgcporl, Mass. Porlions of lliii 
tations; bui it is doublful wlietlicr it exists 

:rnp book in the hand* 
m, a son of Thomas K, Jones, 
n Tudor, llie projector and firat 
The manuscript, which bears 
possession of Charles H. Morse 
: ballad are familiar, from quo- 
entire elsewhere. 

^^H the 

'1 5^i 

Wrilltn in 1774; nirtr priiUtd. 
Second < Ptrt of the sumo tunc ; or a fn.r[hor atUmpt at &n imitation of the 
iwned Wi|i;g!«iworlli ; bumlly joscribed lo llie Clergy of bU d 
town or Boston. 

Gne preacher, cnKed « teiicher, 
■Of Old Brick Churcb the firjt, 
grace, to men in place, 

At joung and old, he'll rave and BOold, 

And ic, in thinga of etate, 
A ualoua Whig, thnn Wjlkes mora big, 

la Cburch a tyraoC great-' 
From Old Chumh dome, tn Xeir we'll con 

To Bptalc of Pemberton,' 
Who credit gore to Tom the knate, 

Even lying HulchiDsoQ. 
He, from Nuva-ll'u>saria, 
. A grand diploma bad ; 
And preach can be ci tempore , 

To mniv the heart Full glad. 
Uather* comes next, who Hebrew text 

And areek bo coim with care. 
That no Irunslator or commentator 

Can tenrc him in a anoro. 
Great friend ta he lo Liberlj, 

A man of real worth i 

forth. ~ 
There's panning B;Ies^ invokes our sml 

A man of Btutelj parlH; 
He tisils folks (o crack his jokes, 
WUich never mend their hearts. 
'Uh stratting gnit, and wig so great, 
""h walks along the alrect^, 

throws oat wit, or what's like it. 


very 01 

Eliot' the great, whose doctorate, 

Wbs Bursly well applied, 
To sermon iiB is wondrous wise; 

He is the people's pride. 
New North would smk, they rightl; tUnk, 

If be should them fiirsake; 
If he were sent as President, 

Their hearts would sadly qooke. 
There's Cooper' too, a doctor Ims, 

la sterling in his way; 
To Jerry Seed, all are agreed. 

He wtlt be likeaed amy. 
In politics, he all the tricks, 

Colh wonderoualy ken, 
In 'a country 's cause and for hor laws, 

Above most mortal men. 
Proceed we on to New Boston, 

Where lives the virtuous Howard;' 
'Gaioat Walerland be makes a stand, 

He surely is no coward. 
Great Maybew's wife,* his joy and Ii(b, 

La Simeon's consort now; 
Oreat Mayhew'a heart did priestly art. 

Like Simeon'a disavow. 
Lathrop'" BO clever. Old North forerer, — 

How pleasing both the soands; 
Texts be eiplaina In pious strains 

Cunhn'd to sober bounds. 
But when he treats of bloody streets 


[' The first part, or ballad, we presume, ia that of n 
•erred in Loriug's Hundred Boston Orators, p. ID. It 
lines there quoted belong to this poem. — H. B. All lh< 
■re from Mr. Jones's manuscript.] 

SDr. Charles Chaunoy. 

* Eev. Eben' Pemberton, D. D. 

< Samuel Mather. 

•Mother Byles. 

[* B«T. Andrew Eliot, J>. D.] 

" Alluding to Vi. L.' 

a portion, at least, is pre- 

[' RcT. Samuel Cooper, D. D. of Brittle 

reet Church.l 

' Rov. Simeon Howard, D. B. 

' Dr. 11. married bis predecessor's widow. 

[I" Rev. John Lathrop, D. 1>,] 

on the 6th March, ITTO. 

Boston Ministers. 


At Old Soath, there's a Jariiug paJr, 

If I am Dot mistskon ; 
One may d*»arj, with half an ejc, 

That Hbnt' ia £ir from Bacon.* 
A Cambridge Saga, of this our age, 

Whj Churches are most happy far 

Wbose preachers disagree. 
Wise Hunt can trace oat meani of grace 

As leading lo conTcrsion; 
Bnt llopkins' scheme is Bacon's ILeme 

And strange vaa hie assertion. 
Foe tlTivf, said he, a tainl to 6c 

.^Dff you tiiill wont become; 
But Hunt, much vu'd, produced a text 

Which BtruDk bis colleague dumb. 
Tis my advice that in a trice 

Bacon should pluck up stakes; 
Tbo' honest he, yet Hunt we see 

Most friends with Bisters makee. 
At New South now we'll visit Howe,' 

A geuiUB aa 'tis anid ; 
And there we'll hail this son of Tale, 

There's scarce a wiser head. 
Ma; his bme soar like his of yore 

Who CromweH'a court did grace, 
A better mau, 1 truw he can 

See Lord's Cay AwK to face. 
It England's church we leave in lurch. 

Her sons resent it wi 
So Cunner's' [aic] glory, in rhyming story, 

Shall next empio; ujy skill. 
No man of Earth of Koble birth 

Is prouder than this parson. 
There not a aeat where non coa'i 

He'd deign lo * * • 
John* of small merit, who deals 

PnJn would I treat 04 is mo 

Thia choplain of the king. 
His Sunday aim is to reclaim 

Those that in vice ore sunk; 
When Monday's come, he soUcth rum 

And gets them plaguy drunk. 
Now what (he denue of Walter' jpruoo 

Shalll. invtrae, rclfito! 
He danceth > well, and doth excel 

In thinga of little weight. 
Observe his feel, hia shoes are neat, 

A powder'd wig on 's head, 
His sue ie small, he's somewhat tall, — 

What ftirthor can bo said T 

Hifl partner' must till next time tr 

Aiid fbr tbe present ma; 
Remain unsung the Dons among ; 

This backwardness to speak ; 
Give bim his due, and say what's trne 
Of him, his preaching eke. 

There's Byles' son." lo use s pon, 

Boila o'er with naliTe pride; 
I fear he will much blame my quill 

That by him alipp'd aside. 
The truth to write, this tiny mite. 

This unlmporlADt thing, 
^ap'd nnseen, when pUc'd between. 

As I pureued m; string. 

To fiirthest 3cnot I're not ;et got, 

I've CroBwell " yet to mention, 
f ho, on May Day, was beard to sa; 

He'd not go to ConTention. 
Much doth be pout that he's shut out 

From Ureraeer's Board ; 
The Man means well, bnt none can tell 

With what his noddle's stor'd. 

Last in my lisl is a Baptist, 

A real saint, I wot, 
Though nam'd Stillumn," much noise 

Make when in pulpit got. 
The multitude, both grave and nide. 

As drove by wind and tide. 
After him hie, when he doth try 

To gain them to bia side. 

If there's another ghostly brother" 

Yclept a baptist teacher, 
His name's unknown, let that atone 

For passing o'er this preacher. 
Now I have done what I begnn, 

And poorl; too, jrou'U sa; ; 
And so Adieu, I'll ny to you 

Forever and toi aye. 

MttrtiununI — Mart Latl IVordi. 

It these poor rhymes, in these bad times, 

Kindly receiv'd ahaU be. 
Proceed I will, with my b«at skill 
' Roxbur;. 

|> Rev. Samuel Psrker, afterwards Bishop, 
was inducted as aasialant to Dr. Walter 
at Trinity Church, May 19, 1774.| 

[iiRor. Mather Bylea, Jr.. I). D., of 

Christ Church.] 

, . .', Isaac Skillman commenced 
preaching at the Second Baptial Cbnicb, 
■ ■ ■ " ITTB.] 


Capt. Samuel Qallup'a Company. 


Adama^ 1*11 sing, that trifling thing, 

So ibnd of show exterior. 
And pass along, in jingling song. 

To Qordon^ his superior. 

And then 1*11 wing, thro* a long string. 

From town to town 1*11 go. 
1*11 blame and praise, in my own wajs. 

In spite of friend or foe. 


i •■» » 


[Commanicated by Hbnbt W. Tajpt of Lenox.] 

There came recently into my hands, the Proprietors' Records of " Bul- 
lock's Grant," now mostly embraced within the limits of the town of Savoy 
in this county. This territory appears to have been granted, in June, 
1771, by the Legislature to the heirs and grantees of Capt. Samuel Gallup 
and others, " who served in the expedition ag^ Canada in 1690," and in 
compensation for a former grant which was " lost by running the line of 
the State of New Hampshire." The names of Capt. Gallup's company 
are given in this record, and I send the list, though I am not sure that it 
18 not otherwise accessible. I think they were all from the Old Colony, 
and engaged in the land expedition by way of Albany, &c., and not 
under command of Sir William Phipps. 

List of Capt, Sam^ Gallup' Comp^^ 1690. 

Capt. Samuel Gallup 
Lt. Preserved Abel I 
Ens. Solomon Smith 
M' Dan> Carpenter 
Samuel Sabin 
Daniel Philips 
Joseph Jones 
Samuel Luther 
Noah Sabin 
William Robinson 
John Ormsbee 
Ichabod Peck 
Nicholas Hall 
Daniel Shepardson 
John Baggley 
Thomas Grossman 
John Haskins 
Jacob Carpenter 
William Ellis 
John Smith 

John Eddy 
Nicholas Peck 
Daniel Fisher 
Richard Tuells 
Thomas Tuells 
Sami Buterworth 
William Hoch (or Hach) 
Benjamin Wilson 
Francis Willson 
Josiah Wheeler 
Philip Squire 
Elisha Tupper 
William Ripley 
John Thurber 
Thomas Hart 
Richard Bullock 
Alexander Maxcy 
Joseph Glover 
Benjamin Freeman 
Robert Calley 

James Baggley 
Samuel Thorne 
George Stud man 
Adam Disdale 
Samuel Johnson 
William Sutton 
John Barrows 
Nalh* Whiting 
John Twogood 
John Twogood Jr. 
John Pierce 
Benj* Marrion 
William Hillyeard 
Samuel Halloway 
Philip Allen 
Thomas Richardson 
Samuel Warkman- 
Samuel Satter (or Salter) 
Philip Tillinghast 
Robert Kilton (60) 

^ Last Evening 2 or 300 Lamps, fixed in the several Streets and Lanes 
of this town were lighted: The^ will be of great utility to this Metrop- 
olis." — Massachusetts Gazette^ March 3, 1773. 

[1 Rev. Amos Adams.] 
P Rev. William Gordon, D. J>., the historian of the Bevolution.] 

Hastings Family of Pefinsylvania. 



[Commuiikalcd bj FowicLL 

of FhilwlelpUa.] 

I LEAKN by llic Regisier llial a Thomas Hastings was a selUer in New 
England in 1635, Qnd subscquenily ihe name of Haslings occurs several 
limes dawn la the year 171S. The Thomas Hastings, above naincii, I 
suppose was ihe falher of Henry Hastings who was a loud-owner on the 
Delaware, about iwelve miles above where Philadelphia now stands, in 
1677, five year- before Pcnn and his Colony arrived. The next account 
I have is of John and Joshua Hastings, in 1661. I suppose both were 
sons of Henry, Joshua was a proprietor of several tracts of land in or 
near Chester, about fifteen miles south of Philadelphia. I believe their 
titles were derived from the Dutch authorities of New Amsterdam. The 
last named was a member of the Colonial Assembly for several years. 
John and Joshua were members of the Society of Friends. 

Joshua' Hastings inamed Elizabeth , and had childroii: John,' 

married Grace Stackhouse. Samuel,' (married Mary Hill,) died 1761. 

' John,' by wife Grace Stackhouse, had children: John,' married ; 

killed in batde in tho Revolutionary War — no Quaker; had a son John,* 
d. s. p. Elizabeth,* married John Hughes. 

John Hughes, by wife Elizabeth' Hastings, bad several sons, (all of 

whom died without issue,) and a daughter Eliza* married Berryhill, 

lives near Harrisburg. Pa., has a numerous family of children. 

Samuel,' (son of Joshua,) wns a shipbuilder, as the family generally 
were; by wife Mary Hill he had a daughter Mortlia,' who married Jamei 
Stackhouse, 1750. Bv a 2d marriage to Susanna Wood, he had two 
children, Samuel," who died unni. from a wound, accidentally received, 
when gunning; and Elizabeth,' who married John Head, and Icfl numer- 
ous descendants, 

James Stackhouse, (born lTi5, deceased 1759,) by wife Martho' Has- 
tings, (born ]72a, deceased 1806) had children: Margaret,* m, Richard 
Jackson. Hastings,'* m. Margaret Ruhbins. Mary,* not married, Amos,* 
m. Mary Powell; deceased, 1825. Martha,* m. VVm. Gosline. 

None of tho descendants of Joshua Hastings, bearing the family namt, 
are now living ; the descendants of the females are very numerous. 

At present 1 am not able to connect the Pennsylvania Hastings with 
the New England family, satisfactorily, but am induced to think that 
Henry Hastings was one of the New England colonists, who attempted to 
establish themselves on the Delaware, about the year 1640,* and were 
prevented by the Dutch of New Amsterdam, unless they would consent 
to take titles from ihem. 

John' Hastings, the supposed brother of Joshua,' cither died without 
male issue, or returned to New England, as I cannot learn anything fur> 
ther about him than his being in Pennsylvania about the year 1681. 

DiKo at Hanover, Mass., Capt. Thomas Burdwin, aged 86. He was 
born near Haverford Wcsi, in South Wales. He came over in 1716, 
being the first that made Bar-Iron in New-England. — Mastaehusetls Ga- 
telle, Feb. 10, 1774. 

* Sea Fraud, Gordoa and Stmth'i nistorics of FeDnsjlrama, New Jcncy, Sx, &c. 

^ J 


Memoirs of Princess Suhscrihers. 

[ConlinQcd frani pago 36.] 

Mr. JOHN SYMMES, and Mr. THOMAS SYMMES, each subscribed 
for a copy of the Clironoiogy. No place of residence is given for the 
former, but the laller was of Charlesio«n, 

The first anceslor of liiiisc subscribers, yet discovered, was Mr. Wil- 
liam Symmcs, whose son William was a minister, and preached " som^ 
limes" at Sandwich, in Kent, and who received ordination in or about 
" the famous year 1588." Mr. Zechariah Symmes, bom at Canterbury, 
April 5ih, 1599, was his son, and he Imcl a brother William, but whether 
he came to New England or not, we find no mention. Zechariah arrived 
at Boston, in the ship Griffin, Sept. ISlh, 1634. There were in the same 
ship about 200 immigranls, among whom were William and Ann Hutchin- 
son, and John Lalhrop. Mr. Symmes settled at Clinriesiown iho same 
year, where he continued until his death, which happened Feb. 4ih, 1671, 

aged 71 years and 10 monlhs, . His wife Sarah , and several 

children, came with him. Of the wife, Capt. Johnson says, " among all 
the godiy women that came through ihe perilous seas lo war their war- 
fare, the wife of this zealous teacher shall not be omitted," &c. I 
Symmes had thirteen children by his wife Sarah, and she survived hi 
dying in 1676. Those children were : — 

2. Wimam?{^i) bap. Jan. 10. 1627. 3. Mary? bnp. April 16, 162 
ro. 1st, T. Savage, Sept. 13, 1652; 2d, Anihonv Sloddurd. 4. EJixa- 
betk,' bap. Jan. 1, 1630; m. Hezckiah Usher, 1654. 5. Huldah,' bap. 
Mareh 18, 1631 ; m. William Davis. 6. Hannah,^ bap. Aug. 22, 1632 
d. unm. 7. Rebecca,' bnp. Feb. 12, 1634; m. Humphrey Booth. 8 
Ruth," bap. Oct. 18, 1635; m. Ed. Willis, June 15, 1668. 9. Zecha- 
riah,%3) bap. Jan. 9, 1638; d. March 22, 1708; minister at Bradford. 
10. Timothy* bap. Mav 7, 1640; d. Sept. 25, 1641. 11. Deborah. 
bap. Aug. 28, 1642; m'. Timothy Proul, Dec. 13, 1664. 12. Sarah: 
m. Isl, Rev. Sam. Hough, 1650; 2d, Rev. John Brock, 1662. 13. TVm- 
otkt/,'{4) bap. 1643.? 

2. William* Symmes, of Medford, m. Marv ; and d. Sept. 22, 

1691. Ho had seven children, of whom Ihe names of five are km 
viz.,— 14. Sarah' m. Rev. M. Fisk, of nrainiree, Nov. 7, 1672 ; d. Nov. 
2. 1692. 15. Wimvii,'{5) Jan. 7, 1679. 16. Zechariah* 17. Timo- 
thg? 18. NaUuiniet* 

His dau. Sarah was child of his firsl wife, as his servant, John War- 
ner, testified that his master was a widower when this dau. married. 
Farmer's Register says ihnt Mary, his widow, m. Rev. Samuel Torrey, 
July 30, 1695; and in 1700 she was certainly called Mary Torrey, as 
I have seen a document of ibut date so signed. 

3. Zech^biab' Symmes, Jr., H. C. 1657 ; minister at Bradford, 1682; 
d. 1708. He m. Susanna Graves, Nov, 18, 1669, and hud,— 19. Kalh- 
«rtne,° b. March 29, 1676. 20. Zeehariah.'{G) 21. Tftonto»,'!7) b. Feb. 
1, 1678. 22. William.*{'J)» 23, Suaanna* m. 1st, John Chickcring; 
3d, Benj. Stevens, Oct 18, 1715. 

His wife dying July 23, 1661, he married, 2d, Mehitable Dolten, Nor. 

jirobablv m. E1U& Lao^doa in Boaton, Jano 13, 170S. 


Memoirs of Prince's iSubscribers. 


26, 1CS3, and had,— 24. ,Sflrfl/i,» m. Joshua ScoUow, May 25, 1697. 
' 25. Rebecca,' m. Ebenezcr Osgood of Andover, 

4- Timothy* Svmmes, of Charlealown, m. let, Mary Nichols, Dec, 10, 
1668, who had,— 26. Timothy,' b. Sepi. 6, Hi69 ; d. young. 

He m. 2d, Elizabeth Norton, Sept. 21, 1671, and hud,— 27. Timothy,' 
b. Nov. 18, 1672. 28. Elizabeth,' b. July 24, 1674, m. James Herriek, 
Jan. 19, 1708-9 ? 29. Sarah,' b. Aug. 6, 1676. 

He d. of small pox, July 4, 1678 ; his widow probably m. Copt. Eph. 
Savage, May 13, 1688, 

5- William' Svmmes m. Rulh Convers. Ho inherited two tliirds of 
his falher''s estate, and had n clothing-mill where Mr. Bacon's now is. 
He d. May 24, 1764. Children t— 30. WiUiam,* b. Oct. 10, 1705 j d. 
young. 31. Zechariak,' b. Sept. 1, 1707. 32. Josiah* b. April 7, 
1710; d. young. ^^. Elizabeth* ^\. Timothy * Zb. John* 36. TPii/- 
liam,' minister at AiiUover. 

For his descendants see Brooks's History of Medford. 

6- Zecmehiah' Svmmes, of Charlestowu, m. Dorcas Brackenbury. Nov. 
28, 1700, and had,— 37. Zeelieriah,* b. March 13, 1701-2. 38. Dorcaa,* 
hup. Aug. 22, 1703. 39. Johji Brackenbury,* b. May 20, 1705. 40. 
William,* b. Jan. 9, 1708-9. 

Hia widow Dorcas signs il deed, March 4, 1713. 

7. Thomas' Svmmes was of H. C. 1698, first minister of Boxford, 
where he was ord. Dec. 20lh, 1702. Soon after the death of his father he 
was dismissed from the church af Boxford, and succeeded him at Brad- 
ford, where he was installed the same year. He was a man of learning, 
very active with his pen, several of the productions of which have fallen 
within the knowledge of the writer. Those by which he Is best known 
are a sermon entitled "The Brave Lovewell Lamented," and " A Joco- 
Seriods Dialogoe, Concerning Regular Singing." Prefixed lo the first 
is an account of the " Fight at Piowacket," which is the most authentic 
record of that sanguinary affair of that time. This waa published the 
same year In which it happened, which was the year of Mr. Symmes's 
death. Judging from the " Joeo-Seriotts Dialogue,'^ it is preliy evident that 
wit and sarcasm were no strangers to its author. He says, upon the title- 
page, It is " Calculated for a particular Town, (where il was publicly had, 
on Friday, Oct. 12, 1722,) but may serve other places in the same Climale." 
One of hia mottoes he look out of Playfair's Introduction to jElian, which 
is in these words : — " Of all beasts there is none that is not delighted with 
Harmony, but only the jiss." It is a tmcl of upward^ of 60 pages, which, 
he informs us, he wrote in a single day, excepting a few quotations which 
he afterwards added. In his Preface he says, — " As for the captious, if 
they don't like it, I hope they will be bo very kind, as to let it alone." 
There had been a good deal of opposition to " regular singing" for many 
years; (See History and Anliquitin of Boston, p. 566,) but the regular 
singers, or rather its advocates, were now so formidable, that ridicule 
began to lake the place of reason. 

He was ihrice married ; Isl, lo Elizabeth Blowers of Cambridge, sister 
of the Rev. Mr. Thomas Blowers of Beverly. By her he had " seven 
very hopeful and desirable children;" one of whom died young. The 
other six were living in 1726. Four were sons and two daughters. Mrs. 
Symmes died 6 April, 1714. He m. 2dly, Hannah, daughter of the 
Sev. John Pike of Dover, 28 March, 1715 ; by whom he had two " very 
desirable daughters." She died 6 Feb. 1718-19, and Mr, Symmea mar- 

Jersey. He had but 
sctllemeni in the Mia 

18S9.] Memoirs cf Prince's Subscribers. 137 

ried. 3dly, Jan. 19, 1720-1, Mre. Elearior Moody, relict of the late Mr. 
Eliezer Moody of Dedham, daughter to ihe well-ktiown Mr. Benjamin 
Thompson of Brainiree. She survived her husband, who died Oct. 6lh, 
1725, in the 48lh year of his nge. 

We have ihe names of the children of Mr. Symmes, namely : 8. 
Thomas; 9, Andrew; 10. John; II. Elizabeth; Zechariah ; Anna; 
Sarah. Timothy, said to be a son, emigrated lo New 
s, Timolhy and John Cleaves, The latter 
Iling Ohio, and waa the founder of the first 
y. He was born at River Head on Long 
Island, N. Y., (where his father resided for a, time before settling in New 
Jersey) July Slsl, 1742, and d. at Clncinnali, O., Feb. 2G, 1814. He 
was a soldier in the War of Independence, and was in the battle of Sara- 
toga, He became Chief Justice of New Jersey, and married a daughter 
of Gov, Li/ingsion of that Stale, and their daughter was the wife of 
William Hekby Harbison, late President of the United Slates. 

The other brother, Timolhy, was Ihe father of John Cleaves Symmes. 
(so named probably for his uncle) who was born about 1780, and was 
the author of llie singular theory of ihe earth, whicli he promulgaled 
about thirty vents ago. — See Historical Magazine and Notes and Qweriea 
for May, 1857. 

The two sons of Rev. Thomas Symmes of Boxford, as above, viz., 
Thomas,f8] and John,[10] were, no doubt, the iwo Subscribers, as we 
sea no others who could be. 

Thomas' Symmes,[8] in a deed, (Mid. Deeds, Vol. 27, p, 57,) is de- 
icribed as a' poller. He m, Isl, Martha, dau, of Caleb and Ann Call, 
Nov. 11, 1725, and had,— 50. Thomas, b. April 16, 1727. 51. Manha, 
b. Aug. 9, 1729; d. Sept. 3, 1745. 52. Caleb, b. Oct. 10, 1732. 

His wife dying, June 19, 1735, he m. 2d, Rolh, dau. of Stephen and 
Grace Hall, and widow of John Webber, Dec. II, 1735, and had,— 53. 
Elizabeth, bapl. Dec. 24, 1738. 54. Rulh, bapt. Dec. 6, 1741. 

He d. July 7, 1754 ; his wife d. Jan. 1753, te. 45. 

John* Symmes, [10] of Boston, a broilier of the preceding, is no doubt 
the person mentioned below. " Monday evening last, died here, after a 
few days illness, of a violent fever, John Symmes, Esq., in the 58ih year 
of his age, Ll. Col. of the regiment of nnilitia in ihis Town. He was a 
gentleman of a very courteous and alTuble disposition, industrious in his 
business, honest in bia dealings with mankind, and pious towards God." — 
Gaxtlte and News, 1 March, 1764. 

Mr. THOMAS HANCOCK, Merchant, (for six.) 

In Vol. IX., p. 352, we gave ihe pedigree of ihe ilnncock family, from 
the best nuthorilv; wo now condense a sketch of iho "Subscriber," from 
an anicio by Alden Bradford, in Hum's Merchants' Magazine, Vol. 1., 
p. 346. 

Thomas Hancock was the son of Rev. John Hancock of Lexington, by 
hia wife, Elizabeth Prentice.and was born July 13, 1703. "He was early 
placed in the store of Mr. [Daniel] Henchman, of Boston, an eminent 
stationer. But in a short time ho expressed the opinion that the business 
was too limited and loo small to give him employment, and he mai 

B desire to enter more largely into trade Ho soon acquired a 

large estate, and became one of ihe first merchants in New England. 

tBu character was that of a public -spirited man. He gave liberally 

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Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. 


towards all works of charily, and lo institulions Tor ihe relief of the dcsli- 

tute and unforlunole He left about ^2500 for public uses. 

One ihouannd to Harvard College for founding a professorship of tiio 
Hebrew and other Oriental languages; a large sum to be appropcialed 
for spreading the Knowledge of Christianity among ihe native tribes ; and 

£600 for founding an hospital for the insane The governors of 

the College were iso sensible of ihe great value of his gifts, that ihoy 
procured a fulMenglh portrait of liim, painted by the celebrated Copley, 
atid placed it in tiie hail of the public library belonging to the insiitulion." 
Drake's Boston, p. G48, mentions that Hancock mnrried Lydia Hench- 
man, daughier of his old master, Nov. 6, 1731, and from a quotation of 
Daniel Henchman's will, it seems probable tliui Nicholas Howes, who 
married Lucy, sister of Thamus Hancock, had a son brought up with 
Henchman. From the same aulhoriiy we learn that Hancock died Aug. 
1, 1764, "about three of the clock, having been seized about noon of the 
same day, just as he was entering the Council Chamber." He built, in 
1737, the well-known " Hancock House" in Beacon Street, which " was 
the seat of hospitality, where all his numerous acquuintancca siid strangerc 
of distinction met an open and elegant reception." As he died willtout 
issue, his property was received chiefly by his favorite nephew, John 
Hancock, who fills so conspicuous a position in our Revolutionary history. 

The Hon. WILLIAM PEPPEKRELL, Esq. of Kiltery. The life of 
this famous raei-chant has been very carefully traced by Dr. Usher Par- 
sons, from whose interesting book I take the following notes, ia order to 
make our notices more nearly complete. He was the son of William' 
Peppcrrell of Tavistock, co. Devon, who settled at Kiltery, Maine. This 
elder William, m. Margery, dau. of John Brny, and had : — 

1. Jnrfreip,' b. July 1,1681; m. Jane, dau. of Robert Elliot, 1707, and 
had, 1. Sarah, m. Charles Frosl; 2. Margerv, ra. William Wentworth. 
3. Mary,' b. SepL 5, 1685; m. lai, Hon. John Frost; 2d, Rev. Benj. 
Colman ; 3d, Rev. Bcni. Prewolt. 3. Margery,^ b. 1689 ; m. Isi, Pcle- 
tiah Whitiemorc; 2d, Elihu Gunnison. 4. Joanna* b. June 2-2, 1692; 
m. Dr. George Jackson. 5. Miriam* b. Sept. 3, 1694 ; m. Andrew 
Tyler. 6. William? (see below) b. June 37, 169G. 7. Dorothy,' b. 
July 23, 1698; m. Isl, Andrew Watkins; 2d, Hon. Joseph Newmarsh. 
8, Jane,' b. 1701 ; m. Isl, Benj. Clark ; 2d, Wm. Tyler ; 3d. Rev. Ebe- 
nczer Turell. 

He d. Fob. 15, 1733^; his widow d. April 24, 1741. 

WILLIAM' PEPPERRELL, the Subscriber, was the greatest merchant 
of New England, and, by his great popularity, obtained the command of 
the expedition against Louisburg, v/ae made a Baronet for his services, 
and woa, for (he latler porlion of his life, perhaps the most prominent m^n 
in the Province. 

He m. March 16, 1723, Marv, dau. of Grove Hirst, Esq., and had : — 

Elixahtlk,* b. Dec. 29, 1723 ; m. Nathaniel Spnrhawk, May 1, 1742. 
Andrew,' b. Jan. 4, 1726; d. unm. March 1, 1751. William* b. May 
26, 1729 ; d. Feb. 1730. Margery,' b. Sept. 4, 1732 ; d. young. 

He d. July 6, 1759 ; his widow d, Nov. 25. 1789. 

As his only son died before him, he adopted his grandson, William 
Pcpperrcll Sparhawk, who dropped the latter name, m. Elizabeth, dau. of 
Col. Isaac Royall, was proscribed as a Loyalist, had his property confia- 

The Scammon Family. 

cttled, and died in England, where his descendants are slill surviving. 

Descendants of the elder brolher of ihis Sir William still live here. 

IPAMUEL DANFORTII, of Cambridge, Esq. 

igisler, VII., 


iThe Hon. PAUL PUDLEY, of Roxburv, Esq., (for lv>o.) 
> See New. Eng. Hist, aild Gen. Kegister, X., p. 338. 


iHr. CONSTANT KING, of Long-Island, (for Ihrte.) 

Seo Regisier. XI., p. 357. 
r. SOLOMON WILLIAMS, \ . r ,v .- i, . <■ i ■ 

iSev.JOHN ROBINSON, A forlher notice wdl be found , 

fJONATHAN METCALF, ) l^'^g'^"'^ ^1'' IT' •'^^^■ 
{To le Continued.) 


Scammon, Richard, Portsmouth 1G42, m. Prudence, only daughter 
of William Waldron, bad son William, b. in 166-1. William, Doston, 
1640. — Farmer't Genealogical Register, 

HuMPUBET ScAJiMAM was bom about 1640; resided al Killcry Point, 
Me. IG77; removed thence to Cupe Porpoise (Kennebunkport), where he 
received a town gram in 1679; thence removed to Snco, where he was 
ndmiiled, 12 June 1680. and continued to reside till his denlb, 1 Jan. 1727. 
His wife was named Elizabelh, and his children were, Humphrey, b. May 
10, 1677, al Killcry ; Elizabelh, m. in 1697, Andrew Haley of Kiltery ; 
Mary. m. a Mr. Puddington; and Rebecca, m. a Mr. Billings. (See Fol- 
WMn's History of Siico and Biddeford, p. 188,) From this family moal 
of tlie persons by the name in New England are probably descended. 

Abstract of Peter Lidgett's Wu.l — Of Boston, mcrchanl ; Eliza* 
beih the well beloved wf. of ray youth [o be esecmri.x ; — to duu, Eliza- 
belh wf. of John Usher; to her dau. Elizabeth, my grandchild; to my 
only son Charles, who will he 21 on 29ih March next [1671] ;— to dnu. 
Jaine ; — to late sister Rebecca Cornells three ch" viz, Peler, Mary it 
Robert Cornell ;— to sister Mary Smith's two eh. viz, John & Peter Smith, 
living in Essex 0. England ; — to my ihr«e kinswoman, cousin Croach of 
Charlcstown, cousin Cooke of Cambridge, coz° Rice of Sudbury y« 3 oh" 
of my aunl Lamson ; — to my bro. Waldron ; — to son in law John Usher; — 
son Charles intends to marry Mrs. Bclhiah Shrimpton; — overseers well 
beloved friends Capl. Thos. Luke; Mr. Samuel Shrimpton, Mr. Thomas 
Deane. Date 10 Feb. 1670-1 ; Proved 5 May 1616.— Suffolk Prob. Rec. 

Abstract of Elizabeth Saffin's Will — Laic widow of Mr. Peter 
Lidgell ;— Gives lo two children Ctiurles Lidgetl & Elizabelh wife of John 
Usher; — to grandchild Elizabeth Usher; — my present husband John Saf. 
fin mcrcht. ; — lo brother John Scammond; — to brolher Richard Scam- 
mond; — to sister Anni Waldron; — to cousin Elizabeth Atkins, brother 
John Scammond's daughter j — to cousin Jean Scammond daughler to my 
brolher Richard Scammond ; — lo cousin Hannah Gerrish. Dale 14 Apl, 

140 Gershom Rice. [April, 

1G82. Cod. 26 Oct. 1687. Proved 30 Dec. 1687. Recorded, Bk. 10, 
p. 189 to 194. 

Dean rs. Lidget. — Thomas Dean, of Boalon, Taylor ii Shopkeepen 
and Jane, his wife, [ate Jane Scatnmond, duughlcr to Richard Scammondi 
late of Exeter, io y« Province of New Hampshire in New England, 
Brother to Elizabeth Saffin, Pllffa. 

The Estate of said Elizabeth Saffin dec% late wife of John Saffin of 
Boston, merchant, now Esq"", and late y* widow and Execulris of Mr. 
Peter Lidgel, of said Boston in New England, deceased. In y* hands & 
Possession & under y^ administration of Mary Lidget, now in Boston 
aforesaid, widow. Relict & Executrix of the lato will & testament of 
Charles Lidget, formerly of Boston aforesaid, Esq., and late of London 
in y* Kingdom of England, dec^, (which said Charles Lidget was Exec' 
of the last will &. Testament of aaid Elizabeth Snffin, with a codicil to 
said will annexed) Dfdt. 

In an action of trespass upon the cose in y» Wrilt bearing date July 
23, 1700 is at large set forth, [&c., itc.]— Su/o/i ComtI Records. 

Inschiption in a Gsaveyabd at Salisbury, Mass. — 
Here lies the Body 
of Mrs. Jane Deane 
Wife of Thomas Dcane 
^_ of Salsbury, Daughter 

^^^ of Mr. Richard it 

^^V Prudence Scammon 

^^^ lato of Siratham 

Who Died October y« 9'h ITZG 
& in y* 60'*i year of her Age. 

Qdehies. — Is there any contemporary evidence that there was a Wil- 
liam Scammon at Boston in 1642 ? What evidence is there that the 
Richard Scammon of Pommouth, 1642, was llie person of ihat name 
who married Prudence Waldron P Is anything known of John Scammon 
besides what is found in his sister Etizabelh Saffin's will ? Is the name 
found In England, and if so, in what locality ? The nearest approach to 
the name that I have found in English works is Scammoni^m, as the name 
of a place near Rippon, in Yorkshire. 

" Worcester, December 29, 1768. This day died here Mr. Gershom 
Rice, who compleled the Age of 101 Years some time on May last. • ■ • 

" Ho was visited better than a Year ago by two Gentlemen, to whom 
he gave the following account of the Longivily of his Family, which it is 
said ihoughtworth communicating to the public, viz. — That his Father died 
at the age of 70.— His Mother, 84.— That they had 14 Children, and 
except 2, that died in Infancy, the rest lived to an advanced Age. — Petor, 
97._Thomas, 94.— Mary, 80. — Nathaniel, 70.— Epliraim, 71. — James, 
72.— Sarah, 80.— Frances, 96. — [lately deceas'd)— Jonas, 84.— Grace, 
(now living,) 94.— Elisha, near 60.— The Wife of the above-mentioned 
Gershom, who died about 12 or 14 Years ago, was about 80.— They lived 
together in the married state between 60 and 70. — They had 7 Children, 
all now living, some upwards of 60, and some of 70." — The Sotton Pott 
Boif, January 2, 1769. 

^ J 

1839.] Hartford Records. 

^^r Mo 


Lrcius M. EoLTwooD of Amherai, Cor, Mimh. of H, and G. Soe] 
ICoQtinueil from pnge 54.] 

Piigc 23. 

Mosea Ventres was maryed to Gmcc Jenneuary llie forlciilli one 

Thousand six hundreih forty and six, 

Thomas Upsuon waa maryed to Elisibelh fuller Jenneuary ihe twenty 
Ac three one Thousand six hundreih forty & six. 

John Gillberd waa maryed to Amy Lord May the sixth one Thousand 
six liundretli forty & sevtn. 

Heew Welles was marryed to Mary Rusco August the Nineteenth one 
Thousand six hundrcth forty it scuen. 

William Williams was maryed to Janne Wemavhor Noucm the twenty 
& fiuc one thousand six hundreih forty and seuen, 

Nathaniel Browne was maryed unto EUner Wales Dcscm the twenty & 
three one thousand six hundred fony and seuen. 

Josua Jinings was maryed to Slnry Williama Descm the Iwenty &c 
three one Thousand six hundrcth forty & seven. 

Wnlcr Gayler was maryed to Ma'ry Siebbing Aprel! iwenty & nyitth 
one Thousand six hundreth forty & eight. 

Henry Hayword waa maryed to Sara Stone Seplm the twenty & eight 
one Thousand six hundreth forty & eaiplit, 

William Goodredg was maryed l[o] Snra Moruen Oclobe' iho forth one 
Thousand Six hundreih forty i eaiglilt. 

Richard Bushnall was mared lo Mary Moruen October the eluenlh one 
Thousand six hundreth forty & eaighlt. 

Barlellmaw Barnard was maryed lo Sara Burehard the twenty &, (iuc 
of October one Thousand Sis liundreih forty & seuen. 

John Lord was maryed to Adrcan Bayc [Baysey] May the fjfieniii one 
thousand aix hundreih forty & eaight. 


Caplt Culiock was maryed to Mrs. Elizabeth fcanerk [Fenwick] the 
Iwenty of May one Thousand six Hundreih forty in eayghtl. 

Mr. John Russell was maryed to Mary Tayllcotl June the, twenty it 
eaight one thousand six hundreth forty tt, nyne. 

John Warner was maryed to Ana Norton one thousand six hundreth 
forty A; nyne. 

John Willcock was maryed to Getorn Stoughcn [Stoughton] Jeneuary 
the euighltene one Thousand six hundreih &; forty fn. nyne. 

Antony Dorchester was maryed to Martha Kicherc" the second of Jen- 
euary one Thousand six hundreih & fifty. , 

John Rusco was maryed to Rebecca Beebee the seckond of Jeneuary 
.||te yere one thousand six liundrclh & fifty. 
' Mr. Samlvel Filch waa maryed to Mi* Mary Whigling one Thousand 

1 hundreih & fifty. 

George Graues sunn of Gcorg Graues was maryed lo Elizabeth Ventres 
Lprell the seckond one thousand six hundreth fif^y & ono. 

Somuel Stockin sonn of Georg Slockin, was married lo Bethia Hopkins 
ighler of John Hopkins, the twenty seoTenth day of May one thousaad 
hundred fifty twoe. 

142 Harl/ord Records. [April, 

James Waltuly of Hartford was morried to Elizabclli Dubbin llie tenth 
day of Pebni one thousand sixe hundred fifty two. 

Mr Tliomas Wells sonn of Mr Thomas Wells, Magistrate of Wethers- 
field, was married to Mrs Hannah Pnnirce of Hartford, widdowe the 23 
day of June one thousand sixe hundred fifty four. 

Edward Grannia of Hartford was married to Elizabeth Andrewea of 
Farmington, the daughter of Will m Andrewes of Hartford, May the third 
one tliouaand six hundred fifty forn. 

Page 25. 

Joseph Smith of Hartford waa married lo Lydia Hull, daughter of Mr 
Ephraim Huit of Windsor Aprill ihe QO"" 1656. 

John Church sonn of Richard Church of Hartford was married to 
Sarah Bcckly daughter of Kichard Bocltly of New Haven the 37"' day 
of October Anno 1657. 

David Ensigne son of James Ensigne & Mahalebell Guon daughter of 
Thomas Gunn were maryed the 22'li of October 1663. 

John Callin, son of Thomas Ca.ilin ii Mary Marshall were maryed the 
S?'!- of July 1663 [5?] 

Samuel Dowe was tnaryed lo Mary Graue daughter of George Graue 
Sen, December 12lh 1665. 

Mr Andrew Belcher was marryed lo Mrs, Sarah Gilbert daughter of 
Mr Jonalh Gilbert of Hartford the !■ July 1670. 

John Biddoll Jun' was marryed to Sarah Wells daughter of M' Tho 
Wells of Hartford deceased, Nov' 7, 1678. 

Sieucn Hopkins son of Sieuen Hopkins was married to Sarah Jud, the 
daughter of Thomas Jud of Waterbury Nov' 17, 1686. 

Benjamin Graham & Abigail Humphry was married Feb. 12, 168[4.'] 

Abigail Graham dyed June 27. 1697. 

Naih" Cole was married lo Lidla Davis Nov. 1676. Siie died in Jan" 
25, 16B3. 

Nath. Cole was married lo Mary Bonlon Octobf 23, lfi[84 ?] 

Joseph Mygall was married lo Sarrah Webster 15"' day Nov. 1677. 

Tho Butler was married to Abigail Shepard Aug. 6, 1691. 

Tho Day was married to Hannah Wilson daugliter of John Wilson 
Septemb'21, 1698. 

Sam" Gilbert was married lo Marv Rogers daughter of Sam' Rogers 
of New London Oct. 2, 1684. 

Jonathan Bull was married lo Sarrah Whilting March 19 168)[. 

Daniel Clark son of Tho Clark was married lo Mary Burr June 1693. 

John Day was married to Gmce Spencer 21 of Jan" 1696. 

Caleb Sianly was married lo Hannah Spencer of Hartford May 13, 
1686. His wife died Decemb' S'l" 1702. 

John Baker was maryed to Rachel] Merry Dec. 1702. 
Page 26. 

Chrislopber Crow of Hartford was maryed to Mary Burr, daughter of 
Benj Burr of Hartford the ISih of January 1656. 

Jacob Dommon waa maried to Eliz* Edwards yo 14 of March 1695. 

Edward Cadwell was married to Deborah Bunce, daughier of John 
Ounce Dec. 20, 1704. 

John Andrewes was married lo Hanna Gillel April 23, 1702. 

Sleph Andrewes was married to Sarah Gillel March 29, 1705. 

Jonalh Ashly was married to Etiz" Olocol May 20"' 1703. 

Joseph Ashly was married lo Mary Mix Decern 2""' 



Hartford Records. 1 

larried lo Mary Marshficld March 14 170[5-6f] 


Bracy was married lo Mary Websler, daughter of JoiiHliion \ 
ster of Hartford February Sif' 1705-6. 

Josiah Clnrk was married lo Elizabeth Taylor daughter of Thomaa 
Taylor March ll'h 1703. 

Jonalh Arnold wns married to Tlannal) Itobinsoa October ihp S"" 1709. 
John Arnold was tnarriod to Hannah Mcakina Jan' 12''i 1709-10. 
John Watson Junf was married to Sarah Steel the daughter of James 
Steel Feb' 19th 1707-8. 

John Peck was married lo Mehilable Rove Nov, — 1707. 
Jonalh Butler wns married lo Mary Enaton Sep' 18, 1707. 
Henry Bmcy was married to Aun Collyer Janf 30"' 1706. 
Joseph Bunco was married to Ann Sanford April 1708. 
Sam" Church was married lo Eiiz* Clark August 17'^ 1710. 
Joshua Carter was married lo Mary Skinner May 21, 1691. 
Joseph Benton was married lo Sarah Waters Feb. 10, 1697. 
Tho Cadwell was married to Hunnn Butlar Sept 33' 1687. 
Edward Dod was married to Lydia Flowers August 2, 1705. 
W" Blanchard was married to Sarah Cowles Oclo 5* 1718. 
t married lo Abigail Carter July C, 1724. 
as married to Eliz" Easlon June 2, 1709, 
married lo Prudence Scott March 28th 1710. 
3 married to Hanna Willot April 1" 1697. / 

as married to Martha Butler Decemb' the 25" 1711. 
married to Thankfull Butler June 29" 1720. 
larried Ann Hill Novem. 15, 1710. 

Sarah Moody Aprill 29, 1726. 
Baker March 20''' 1689-90. She died 

Jacob Benton v. 

Thomas Bunco v 

Tho Bidwell was 

Baysey Baker wi 

Jonath Bidwell n 

Thomas Bull wa: 

Edward Foster r 

David Ensign married 2 tim 

James Ensign married to Lydia 

Sept 16'" 171)1. 

I John Ensign was married to Elizabeth Dickinson May 13, 170[9 ?] 

^^^■^ Joseph Collyer was niarried to Eliz* Humphreys July 4"* 1705. 
^^■k. W" Cadwell was married to Rutli Marsh October 31si 1711. 
^^^H John Cole was married to Elizabeth Goodwin Septemh' 12"' 1713. 
^^^^M Uatthew Cadwele was married August 31, 1722 lo Esther Burnham 
^^B Page 

^^^^ Benjamin Graham was married lo Sarrah Webster Nov. 20'" 1696. 
^^^^r Jonah Gross was married lo Rebeccah Wadsworth Aug" 11*" 1708. 
^^^1 Bichard Gilman was married to Eliz' Burnam March 4"' 1702. 
I^^^H Bam" Goodwin was married to Mary Steel March 18, 1707-8. 
^^^^B John Gross was married to Mary Wadsworth Novem. 17, 1709. 
^^^P Isaac Hopkins son of Eben' Hopkins wos born Novemb' 25*" 1708. 
^^^ Joseph was borne June 23, 1710. 
r Thomas Hosmer was married to Ann Prentiss Decemb' 24, 1700. 

Samuel Howard 
Nathan" Jones 
s Judd 1 
William Keh 

s married 

o Alice Hooker Septemb' 20, 1720. 
arried to Rebekah Panlry Aprill 30, 1713. 
rried lo Hepzuibah Williams, Jan"^ 16, Anno Dom 

married lo Rebecca Messenger Jan' h"^ 1709-10. 
Steph Kelsy dyed Novemb. 30th 1710. 
gam" Kellog was married lo Hannah Benton May ll"" 1711. 
iThomas King was married lo Sarah Mygatl Novem 6" 1712. 
Joseph King was married to Mary Jess May 2, 1717. 
Isaac Kellogg was married lo Mary Websler Decemb 26, 1717. 

Hartford Records. 


Jonalhan Arnold wns married lo Saruh Jonea August 18* 1715. 

Tho Hosmer son of Thomas Husmcr and Anna his wife was born 
Octob' 28'" 1701. 

Slepli waa bom Jan. G'" 1703—1. 

Joseph waa born Novemb as"- 1705. 

Sarah was born Sep' 7" 17(i7. 

Aon wns born Sept [1?]4 1710. 

James Hannison waa married lo MehcTabell Grove Jan- 1" 1701. 

Naih" Huraphreya was married lo Agnes Spencer March 14"' 1708-9. 

John Hubbard was married to Abigail Humphreys Octo 1715. 

Joseph Gillcl was married to Sarah Burr Aprill H"" 1715. 

Jonuh Gross was married to Susannah Howard March 13, I717-8i 

Oaias Goodwin was married lo Moriha Williamson June 6* 1723. 

Charles Buckland waa marrieJ lo Hannah Shepnrd May 22^ 1712. 

Samuel Barnard waa married lo Sarah Williamson August 12" 1714. 

Benony Brown was married to Eliznbeih Arnold Jan' 25" 1715-6. 

Jonalhan Barret was married lo Reheckah Whaples November 18" 

John Boston was married lo Sarah Bullar Decern. 11" 1712. 

John Edwards was married to Christian Williamson Decemr24'* 1719. 

JamcH Church waa married lo Abigail Stanly Decemb' 10th 1722, 

Samuel Chnppell waa married to Hannah Cadwell July 3, 1723, 
Page 28. 

Richard Lord waa married to Abigail Warren Jan" 14, 91-2. 

Robert Rtjcve waa marryed to Sarah Adkins July 2" 1717. 

Isaac Merrell was married lo Sarah Cook May 22^ 1706. 

Abell Merrells was married lo Mabell Easlon March 5, 1710-11. 

Peter Morriss was married lo Kezia Ames March 9, 1718-9. 

Thomaa Olmsiead was married to Ann Webster February 21, 1716. 

Paul Peck was married to Lei»h Merry August 20" 1701. 

John Pareons was married lo Doroihy Sparks May 27" 1712. 

Peter Pratt was married lo Mehetablc Watonis Sep' 7"" 1709, 

Eliaha Pratt waa married to Snrah Burnham Dcccmb' 7, 172G. 

Ebenezcr Judd waa married lo Hannah Richards on the 5" Day of 
Novemr 1729. 

Samuel Rizley was married to Hebcckah Gains August 1, 1704. 

ThOmoB Richards was married lo Abigail Turner June fi" 1717. 

Joseph Root was married lo Hannah Kellogg Octo. 20" 1715. 

Sam" Sedgwick Jun- was married to Rulh Peck Feb. 1, 1710-11. 

Caleb Slnnly Jun' was married lo Abigail Prince Feb. 15, 1704-5. 

Joseph Syinonds was married to Abigail Spencer March 2" 1709. 

Gerehome Sexton waa married lo Abigail King Jan' 20, 1708-9. 

Thomaa Shepard was married lo Jane Norlh October 12, 1710. 

Is* Shelding was married to Eli?." Pmit Feb. 29, 1716-17. 

Steph Taylor wOs married lo Yiolct Bigelow Sept i- J709, 

Stephen Taylor was married lo Esther Richards Octob' 6" 1703. She 
died April 27. 1705. 

Jonalhan Taylor was married lo Eliz" Richards Octo. 5" 1709. 

Abell Giliet waa married to Abigail Ensign on (ho 18* Day of May 
A. D. 1731. 


Harlford Records. 


John Prall Jun' wns marrtod to Hannah Nonon the daughter of John 
Nonon Jon- 29* 1712-13. 

John Porter wns married to Hannah Hopkins the wid° of Joseph Hop- 
kins deceas", on the 3^ day of December 1713. 

Hczekiah Porter 2^ v 

Joseph Skinner wa 
Joseph Skinner wa 
Janf 28^ 1707-8. 
Richard Seamer w. 
Thomas Steel was 
Thomas Sadd was 
lem!/ 25* 1712. 
Jobannah Smith wt 
Eben Sedgwick wt 
Jonath Seyi 

icd to Sarah Wright August SS" 1719. 

Page 29. 
married to Dorothy Hoamcr Jam I" 1696. 
married to his second wife w)io ivas Ellz* Olmslead 

s married to Mary Wilson Octo: 30"^ 1707. 

narried io Susan Webster Moy 10, 1709. 

narried lo Hannah Grant the daught' of Halh. Granl 

! married to Sarah Graves Scpl: 26, 1714. 
1 married to Prudence Merrells June 30'' 1720. 
married to Mary Bull May 27" 1725. 
Thomas Hopkins was married to Mary Beckley March 1, 1716-17. 
Jonathan Steel was married to Dorothy Mvgall May 5'* 1715. 
Timothy Seymour was married to Rachel'Allyn Aprill 27'^ 1727. 
John Seymour was married lo Lydin Mason June 25** 1718. 
Daniel Itellogg was married to Deborah Moor November 27' 1729. 
Freeman Gross was married to Susannah Deming January 7^ 1731-2, 
s Hosmer was married to Susannah Steel July 18" 1734. 
. John Gurney was married to Sarah Hubbard October 2, 1728. 

ied lo Hepzibeth Marsh Novem 29" 

married to Ahiel Slecl Decemh' 25" 1712. 

nf was married to Sarah Judd the 29" of December 

I Zonal ban Wads worth i 

John Webster 
James Williams Jun 

Anno Dom 1715. 
Stephen Webster wi 

Jacob Webster was i 
Daniel Webster was 
Ichabod Wadswortli 

Joseph Webster was 
Sam" Weston was ir 
Cyprian Webster wu 
Henry Nickoison we 
Nathaniel White ' 
Caleb Watson wa 

Daniel Bull was r 
Dosillieus Humpli 
James Bidwell wo 

s married to Mary Burnham June fi" Anno Dom 

narried to Elizabeth Nickols Feb. iG'^ 1717-18. 

married to Mirriam Kellogg Nov. 11" 1719. 

was married to Sarah Smith Decemb' 21" Anno 

3 married to Hannah Baker May 11" 1726. 
narried to Anna Thornton May 23, 1728. 
as married lo Elizabeth Seymour Sept 25" 1729. 
as married lo Hantiah Spencer June 8, 1729. 
13 married to Sarah Hinadall July 29" 1725. 
married to Hannah Porter on the 5th Day of July 

rried to Hannah Wadsworth October 26" 1733. 
sa was married lo Anne Griswould May 23" 1734. 
married to Ruth Stanly December 3" 1713. 
Page 30. 

I Jacob Benton was marryed to Elizabeth Hinsdall April! 4" 1728. 
Jacob Bidwell of Harlford was married to Sarah Belding the daughter 
Mr Timothy Belding of Harlford December 31" 1764. 
Thomas Pcllitt Juncor and Martha his wife was married March 18" 

. rao. 

'Philliss the daughter of Thomas Phillett hia wife [tie] was bora March 
** 1731. 


Hartford Records. 


PalJence was born. Ociobcr 8'" 1736. 

Soroh Gurney daughter of Jolin Gurncy & Snrah his wife was born 
July IS" 1729. 

Elizabeth was born 27'' Feb' 3730-1. 

John was bom Jan" 13, 1732-3. 

Lydia was born December 6"" 1734. 

Bazaleel was born Novem' 28* 1737. 

Charles Kelsey was married lo Ilunaali Larkham of Enfield May 8" 

Ezekiel Webster was married (o Rebcccah Gaines January 21" 1731-2. 

Rebecca daughter of Ezekiel nod Rebecca his wife was born August 
18, 1733. 

Ruih born June 13, 1736. 

Ezekiel born June 21, 1739. 

Elijah botn May 1, 1742. 

Hannah VVainwrighl daughter of VViliinm Wainwright bom of Abigail 
Whaplcs the 13"" day of April ADom 1742. 
l^age 31. 

John Merrills Jun' was married to Sarrah Marsh Sept 39, 1694. 

John Moody was married lo Sarah Eveits Ai>ril 3' 1700. 

Caleb Merrells was married lo Mercy Sedgwick August 2^ 1733. 

Timolhy Skinner was married lo Ruth Colton May 1738. 

Buih Skinner the daughter of Tim° Skinner & Ruth hia wife waa born 
March &^ 1738-9. 

Anne was born Novem' 22" 1740. 

Mabel was born March 19, 1742-3. 

Thomas Olmstead was married to Ilanna Mix June 25. 1691. 

Stephen Olmstead was married lo Sarah Merrell daughi' of Jn° Merrell 
June 27" 1723. 

Tim* Porter was married to Mary Piikin June 14" 1716. 

Experience Sedgwick daughf^ of Josepli Sedgwick and Rulh his wife 
was born March 12" 1736-7. 

Esther Sedgwick was horn Jnn" 1" 1728-9. 

A son horn Febry 5" 1730-31 anil dyed two days after. 

Mary Seymor daughter of Jonalli" Seymor & Mary his wife was born 
May 23' 1726. 

Millocenl was born Augs' 23' 1728. 

Benjamin Dammon of Hanford lawfully married lo Mercy Palmer of 
Windham November 5'" 1740. 

Daiid the son of ihe s'' Benj" ■& Mercey was bom July 30, 1744. 

;o Hannah Henbury June 14, 1697. 
r of Abigail Whaples was born April 29th day 

Samuel Hichards w 

Abigail Hamlin daughter 
A. Dora. 1748. 

Thomas Seamo' waa married lo Mary Waters June 21" 171 1. 

Jonathan Sedgwick was marritd to Isabell Sicbbins March 7" 1716-7. 

John Skinner was married lo Mary Turner Decemb' 24" 1724. 

Nath' Standly was married lo Sarah Booscy June 3, 16&9. 

John Spencer was married to Sarah Smith daughter of Joseph Smith 
Octo: 4, 1693. 

Richard Smith waa married to Elizabeth Cole Decemb' 20* 1705. 

Garret Spencer was married to Sarah Day daughter of John Day June 

John Shcitiing wi 
Ephroim Turner 
John Wntson wa 
Aprill. 30, 1730, 
Richard Treat 

tevenih 1728. 
Ichabod Wells w 
Jona Webster wb 
W~ Whining wa. 

>:toly 1686. 
Moses Webalor wa 

3 Dom. 1733. 
Zechnriah Seam or 
Sam" Shepard was 
Phillip Smith wi 
Joseph Shepard 
Jobannah Si 


Joseph Sedgwick 
Stephen SedgwicI 
Marcy Daminon 
" . 1740. 
George Wrighl was 
John Wilion was m) 
Jacob Merrclls was i 
Sam" Wells was ma 
Cyprian Watson 
Samuel Willi 
muel Wclh 

Harl/ord Records. 147 

s married To Elizabeth Pratt April 20, 1708. 
was married to Mary Niccols May 2, 1700. 
I married to Belhia Tyler, daaghler of W° Tyler 

fas married to Susannah Woodbridge August the 

8 mnrried lo Sarah Way Sep' 4''' 1684. 
I married to Dorcas Hopkins May 11* 1681. 
married to Mary Allyo, daughter of Col. Jn° Allyn 

as married lo Mary Bracy the 6* day of December 

married to Hnnnab Olmsted Nouemb. 34, 1709. 
1 married to Beihia Steel May 17, 1709. 
married lo Mary Robinson Sept. 1708. 
as married lo Eliz" Flowers June 19, 1711. 
married to Mary Flowers Aprill 16, 1719. 

D Ruih Smith Jan" 24"' 1722-3. 

married to Mary Harris Decembr 16" 1725, 
vife of Benjamin Dammon dyed April SO"* 

icd to Mary Hannison Oclo: 18, 1694. 
arned lo Mary Gilbert. Novem. 27* 1707. 
married lo Abigail Webster May Iff* 1710. 
rried to Rachel Cadwell May 26ih 1709. 
s married to Eliz' Sleel Jan' 27" 1715. 
s was married to Hannah Hickcox Nov. 13* 1722. 
s married lo Esther Ellsworth Jan" 31, 1722. 
Page 33. 

George Wyllys Esq' Inle of Fenny Complon in Old England, dyed 
'torch 9'" 1644. 

il Androwcs daughter of Willro Andrewes dyed, was buried May 


Col John Allyn dyed November 11" 1696. 
Maj Jonath. Bull died Aug. 17, 1702. 

John Townsend died Nov. 20, 1702, apprentice to Sam" Calling, 
Copt Tho* Seymour died August the 30ih 1740. 
Lidiah wife of John Baker died May 16, 1700. 
Helena wife of Cyprian Niccols died May the 12" 1702. 
Esther Pratt died Ociob' T' 1702. 
Thomas Thornton died Sept 22, 1703. 
The wife of Mr Joseph Tnloolt died March 24, 1704. 
Mre Sarah Haynes died Nov. 15, 1705. 
Mary the wife of Thomas King died Sept 2V 1706. 
Nalh Cole died Aprill 20, 170[9 ?1 

Sam" Wyllys Esq. born in England, son of George Wyllya son of 
Timo of Fenny Compton, dyed May 30" 1709. 

Hezckiah Wyllys Esq. dyed December 24ih Anno Dom. 1741. 

Hannah Skinner dyed Oclob' 23" 1709. 

Jonath Bigelow dyed Jan' 9" 1710-11. 

Ann Ounce dyed Octob' 18" 1710. 

Dorothy Skinner dyed in March 1702. 

John Skinner son of Joseph dyed in June 1704. 


Hartford Records. 


James Camp dyed DecemV 14" 1710. 
Sam" Camp dyed Decemb' 17" 1710. 

Malliew Webster son of Robert Webster dyed Feb. 2' 1707. 
Rulh Seamof the wife of Tlio Seomo- dyed Julv 19" 1710. 
Bobbin Wilson dyed April ?"■ 1708. 
Timothy Hide dyed May 28, 1710. 
George Olcolt dyed Jan' IS" 1710-11. 
Eliz* Eaaion wife of John Easton dyed Jl 
Mary Ashly wife of Joseph Aalily dyed Ji 
Wats Hubbard dyed June 10, 1710, 
Sarah Wheeiar the wife of Sam" Whcelar dyed in Octob^ 1710. 
Ado WhecIar dyed Novcni 28"" 1710. 

Sarah Spencer the wife of Sam" Spencer dyed April 24" 1706. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Wadsworth, wife of Capt Jos. Wadsworth dyed Ocio. 
J6, 1710. 
Mr Rich Lord's Negro man Jo. dyed June 14" 1710. 
Mary Smith wife of Phillip Smith dyed Decem. 23, 1707 in ihe 37" 

J 10^ 1710. 
e 23, 1710. 


rof h 


John Camp Sen' dyed March 14(h 1710-11. 

Abigail Elmor decscd Jan' 15" 1711-12. 

Phillis Parsons the wife of John Parsons dyed Jan' 9, 1711-12. 

Esther Gilben the dnugliler of Eben- Gilbert dyed Feb. 13" 1711. 

Thomas King dyed Decembf 26, 171J, and his wife Jan. 2, 1711-12. 

John Mcrrclls Sen' dyed July 18ih 1712. 

Hepzibaih Sadd dyed December 90" 1711. 

Abram Waters son of Thomas Waters died July 25" 1712. 

Cap' Sam' Sedgwick dyed March 24" 1734-5. 

Caleb Merrells dyed Soplem' 24" 1735. 

ThonkfuU the wife of Tbo- Bull dyed July 6" 1734. 

Mrs Sarah Haynea 2^ dyed Nov. 9" 1724. 

Mary the wife of Col W™ Whiting, dyed Decern' 14" 1734. 

Joseph Haynes dyed Sept 14, 1716. 

Mr John Haynes dyed Nov. 25, 1713. 

Hannah the wife of Jonanathan Arnold dyed Seplcmb' 18" 1714. 

Lamorock Flowers dyed Jnne 19" 1716. 

Hannah the wife of David Engign Jun' dyed Nov 4" 1719. 

John Easion dyed on the 2^ November 171b". 

ThankfuU Sedgwick dyed July 2, 1720. 

Daniel Webster son of Dan" Webster dyed Feb" 27* 1720-1. 

Nath Cadwell dyed Decemb. 27" 1723. 

Sam" Rushnell dyed Feb. 5" 1725-6. 

Tho Burnham Jun dyed May 12, 1726. 

Mr David Bidwell dyed June 24, 1758. 

Thomas Judd died August 24" 1724. 

John Moodey of Hartford dyed Novem' 5, 1732, aged 72 years. 

Mary Turner died March 24, 1728. 


[The above completes all ihat is conlaint 

n ihe first book of Hartford 

Abstracts of Early Wills. 



[Prepared by William B. Tjiabk, of Dorcheaier.] 

[Conlinued from paije 15.) 

JoHM Haknifohd. — L John Hanniford, of Boslon, Marriner, being in 
heallh, make this my will. Unto my wife, & to Sarah, C Daughter to 
lliey as Joint, the one third part of all my Es[ljate, beiog iti Goods, MoB- 
ey & Household slutfe. Unto my Sonne, Saniuell Hanniford, the Land 
& the Housing ihcron (lying as the Deed makes mention of upon Record) 
Bcluale [in] Boston, Lately purchased by rae of my Father in Law, John 
Button, of Boston. Unto my sonne, Samuell, my siluer porringer, two 
silucr spoones, my Gold Ringe & all my wearing spparrell ii one third 
part of all such goods as shall cxcecdo the ualue of the said Bequeathed 
house, Unto my Daughter, Hannah Hanniford, that House and Land 
w'ia I sometime LIued, Joining to (he Lands abouemenlioned. Si be- 
queathed to my Bonne, Samuell, now in the Occupation of M' Richard 
Hickes, in Boston. To my Daughter, Hannah, one siluer Beer bole & 2 
siluer spoones, all ihe Linninne which appertained (o mec, one Feather 
Bed 6i Rugge, and whntsoeuer is myno in y" Custodye of my Father in 
Law, John Button, & one third part of bll such goods as shall make the 
portion equal unto her as I haue giucn to my sonne, Samuell. My will is, 
that my sonne, Samuell, and my Daughter, Hannah, or iheir executors, 
administrators of the one A; of the other At of them Both, shall pay unto 
my Daughter, Sarah, .£20 slerling, eacli of them, at such time es said 
Samutll & Hannah shall boe of age. My will is that if cither my sonne 
or daughter dye single persons &, unmarried, that then Ihe Longest liuer 
of them shall haue y" half of the esiale to him or her so bequeathed, Se 
the other Halfe unto my Daughter, Sarah, all the aboue mentioned Lcga- 
cyes unto they 6t their he:res forcuer. In Cause that my sonne Dye 
without an heir, or my Daughter Hannah, or my Daughter Sarah, that 
then the Lands to bee the one halfe unto the Children of my sister, Mary 
French, equally Ac the other half unio the children of my sister, Rose 
Morrith, equally, and halfe the goods or money to them appertaining, 
the other halfe of the goods ii money unIo the three sonnes of my Wife, 
had by George Dill. In Case my Louing wife happen to be with Childe 
at my Departure from her then my will is, that the Duerseers of my 
Estate take a proportionable part from the before mentioned Children, 
that is, from Samuell & Hannah, &. £10 from Sarahs, £iO & glue it that 
Childe. My will Consenting my wife is, that shee shall haue the one 
third part of whalsoeuer my estate shall amount unto. And I Intreat my 
Louing Freinds, Deacon Marshall, Miehaell Wills, and Christopher 
Gibson, to Joyne with my Father in Law, John Button, to see this my 
will porformed. In token of my Loue unto either of them, I will that my 
Ivouing wife, my executrix, Deliucr unio euery of them, £3 starling to 
buy each of them a Ringe. As Concerning the Estate of my Predecessor, 
George Dill, my Desire is, y' the Honoured Court of Boslon would be 
pleased to Order unto my Wife that part unto her Doe, as also the parts 
~ ' ' 'ee sonnes of him. My Desyre is. Farther, that the 

ccessor, & the Estate properly to mee Belonging, may 
&i that the aiTaires of both y<= Estates may beo so 

Due unto the tl: 
l| Estate of my pre 

^H^aot be intermixt 



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) Cause of strife Belween Brelhrei 
John Hanniford. 

, as ihat their may bee i 
Dec. 26ih, 1657. 

1q the presence of 

George Mounljoy, William Pearsc. 

This will was produced in Court 5^^ Feb. 1660, to be proved by the 
executrix, she to bring in an exact acconipt of the estate of the Laie 
George Dill, in relation lo the inventory she formerly Brought into the 
Court of that Estate. Edward Bawson, Kecorder. 

12. 9"° 1664, W Fearse Deposed. 

Memorandum, the b^ Feb. 1660, ihe Widow Hanniford, in open 
Court, Demanded a Bond thnt Goodman Burton hud giiien lo M- Han- 
niford about securing the thirds of y« House ii. Lands by him sold. 
W" Pearse acknowledged lhat he had such a Bond Comniitled unto his 
Custodye by M' Hanniford. Edie RatMon, Recorder. 

An Inventory of M' Hanniford's estate was taken by John Anderson 
and Jamei Euerelt, 15 April 16S1. Ami. i^l064. 01. 06. Mentions ft 
dwelling house and wharfs with ihe land thereto belonging whore hia 
wife now liueih as now it is. ^200; one negro boy servant, i^O ; y 
house wherein Timothy Pratt liues and Samuell Norden keepes shopp, 
^80; y« house wherin M' Hiekes liueth ; creditors, Stephen Ford, 
Leiftenant William Phillips, Thomas Warner, William Avorie, John 
Laddehorne, Thomas Swift, Henery Lampery, M' Mayrc, M" Mader, 
James Everel, John Malson, Edward Page, M' GreeDelcfTe. Estate in- 
debted to Father Button, M' Peoke of London, Marke Hands, Goodman 
Biggs, to paym' for Samuel Hanniford at schoolc, £2. 43. ; lo John 
Convey, Humphrey Milom, Cap' Clarke, &,c. 

When 1 married y" within named, John Hanniford, he lould meo he 
bad an estate of iTSOO or thereaboutes of W* hee disbursed i:380, for a 
house to his Father in Law, Button. When he went last awav he carried 
wi>> him .£500 or vpwards lie lould me lie had in Porlinga'll a debt of 
;f 100, but in whose hands it is, I know not, neither is there any Ace' of it 
pr booke or bill ; he reced in part of it a Butt and a boghead of wine. He 
ship' from Barbados for England to pay debts thereaboutes, a hundred 
pounds worth of sugar, as my Brother, Hands, tould me, which was lost, 
y« ship was taken. He had a p''ccll of Wines which came to him from 
Barbadocs, by vi'^^ he lost a J100[?] neere of y" principle. Seuerall 
debts are due to him in Barbadocs of which there is noe probability to 
receiue any of it, as my Brother, Marke Handi, tells mee. 

This is the best Acct, that Can be given of y' estate of this said John 
Hanniford by mee, Abigarl Hanniford. 

[Then follows the inventory oF the estate of M' George Dill the former 
husband of Mrs Hanniford. The estate is mentioned as Creditor among 
otiier things, " by an Irish mayd", jf 10."] 

WiDovr Heath.— Jan. 1" 1664. I. Elizabelh Heath, of Ro.ibury, wid- 
ow, wcake in body, make this my lost will. 1 giue unto my sister, 
Burnett & Martha Bind, my two Cowes, heer at home, after my Death, 
my sister to take her Choice, & my will is, they Bee kept this winter of 
my Hay, without any Charge to them. I giue to haack Burnel, Lately 
gone to sea, my young sow if he either Come Back or send before y" 
next summer, else my will is, thai his mother, my sister, shall have her, 
6c that she [be] kept at my Charge untill then. 1 giue unto Jacob Nete- 
ellt wife 20f. to be paid her within one month after my Death, halfo in 


■ 1659.] 

Altstracts o/ Early With. 



money, the Resl in corne, I giue unto Isaaek Jonei his Dnugliler, thru 
he had by Hannhh Heath, I5j. fiue in money, the rest in Corne, p* her 
within a Month nfier my Death. To Mary Heath, 20s. & to Nicholas 
Williams as much, to be p' to either of y" within one month ofler my 
Death. To Thomas Morry, 10s. to bee paid him a litle before his time 
of seruice now Come oul, it aa much to bis Mother Ihal now ia, to bee 
paid her wiihin a monmh after my Decease, 1 giue lo my Cousinne 
Garry, the Old man, 20«., & lo Goodman Frayatll, that married Goodman 
Bttskelh Daughter, as much, to he p" each of them within one moneih 
slier my Death. I will Si appoint thai my Cousinne, Cap^ Johnson, shall 
haue the First yeares increase of my two Cowes at liaack Williains. 
1 giue lo my Grand Children, my three Cowes, two Being at Itaaek 
Williams, & thai I Lett to Goodman Bush. My Minde and will is, that 
my Sisler, Waterman, shall haue the use of my More, During her Life, 
& I giue her unto John Bowels, my Grandchild, & my wearing opparrell 
I giue Between my sister Burnett &i Waltrman. I appoint my sonoe in 
Law, Boaels, Executor of this will. 

W<' Jan. 1664. Power of Administration to the Estate of Elhaheth 
Heath, Widow, ia Grauoled to John Boitlei, \o perform the Imperfect will 
abouewritten, as neer as may bee. Bringing in an Inucntory of the Estate 
to the next Court. Edw. Raieson, Recorder. 

Inueniorye of the estate of Widow Heath, at Roxbury, prised p^ us, 
Jan. 81, 1664, William Parke, Thomas Welld. 

Debts owing to the Estate from M' William Crowno, John Palmeter, 
Babert Pepper, Jonathan Peak, Hugh Thomas, Arthur Garye, M" Maeder. 
Jn" Polly, Joseph Wise. 

The Estate Debtor to George Branne, to her sisler Burnum, to M' 
Jones Daughter, Jacob Newella wife, Thomas Horry it His mother, 
James Frissell, Mary Heaih, Nicholas Williams, Edward Morria, Arthur 
Garye, Isaaek Burnop ; Goodman Griffiniie for Worke, for Coffinne & 
Rayles, wine at her Buriall ; lo Edward Morrisse for worke, Joshua 
Lamb for worke. lo Goodwife Tellar for nursing Her, to Thomas 
Hanley, &c. Her Inuenlory & Debts, £53.l2s.Q9d. Legacies Si. 
Debts owing, £46.l8s.03d. Reslclh Due, £6.15«.06(i. 

Feb. gui 166-1. Jn" Bowles Deposed lo the truth of the Inueniorye of 
the Estate of the Widow Healh, his Lale Mother in Lawe. 

Edxcard Rawson, Recorder, 

James Pennvman. — The Last Will and Testament of me, James Fen- 
ityman, of Brainlree, the 18th of the 10" month 1664. My Debts being 
discharged, and ihe Charge of my Funerall, which being Done, my 
moueable Eslale I ihn.s Dispose of Halfc my uplands, halfe my Meadows, 
halfe my Orchard, halfe my Barnes & ouihousing, aad all my Dwelling 
house, I doe giue unto my Beloued wife, for her supporl, & my Lesser 
Children with her. The other Imlfe I giue nnlo my sonnc, Joseph, & if 
he thinke good, lo Improouo it all fur his Mothers Comfort, upon Biu:h 
termes as his Mother i bee may agree. I thinke it will be Best, if hee 
marry & build neer my wife, shee shnll Left him haue which part of the 
Orchard she pleaseth. My moueable Estate 1 also giue wholy to my 
wife, for her support & the Education of my Lesser Children. And 
Because God hath blessed me with many Children 1 doe Commit it lo 
my wife's Discretion to Doe good unto them all, in as neer a proportion 
u shee Canne, & to be most helpfull lo them thai haue most need, and 

Abstracts of Early Wills. 


when she fiiiishclh hor life wt remaiiieth in her hands, either of my Lands 
or goods sliQ shall, by y' Best aduice she can, proparlJoa out unto my 
Children, so as to make ihem as equal sharers as shee Canne. My (iret 
borne, James, liauing been educated into such a nay of liuinge as hee is 
hauing already had a portion I trust in the Lord h will bee such n Bless* 
ing as wil! answer his Double portion. To my youagesl sonnc, Santuell, 
it my 3 youngest Daughters, 1 giuc ^0 apcico, if it bee to bee liad at my 
Wifes Decease, or afore, if need bee, & such as are married, lo be made 
up to such a sum, if it be to be had. 

VViinesse, Richard Brackell, James Pennyman. 

Robert Parmanter, Joseph Adames, Benjamin Tlwmsort. 

31 Jan. 1661. Richard Braekett & Joseph Adams deposed [adding] 
that they heard James Pcnniman before he Dyed, while he was in good 
memory. Declare it as his Last will, lliat hee added to ilia will, that hee 
gaue his sonnc, James, the wood of Fifteen aero in Great FeilJ. 

Edward Rawson, Recorder. 

Power of Adminisiralion, the same day, gran led lo the Estate of the 
Late James Pennyman, lo Lydia, his wife to performe the Imperfect will 
aboue written, as neer ns she Canne. Edward Rawson, Recorder. 

Inventory of the Ealalc taken 27lh of Sept. 1664, by Moses Paine, 
Joseph Adams, Ami. ^505.03^. Mentions, " bis part of liis Lease of 
M' HolTcs Necke," dwelling house, bame, siabte, old bouse Ac orchard, 
30 acres of Laud or thereabout lying neer y* Mill pond, iTTO; 15 acres 
neer Knights necke, .£30; about 18 acres nigh Weym" Ferry e, ^55 ; 
3 acres by Goodman Parmenlers, j£15, &c. &c. 

Jan. 31, 1664. Lydia Penniman deposed to the Inventory of this 
Eslaie of her Late husband, James Penniman. , 

Edward Clapp.— The last Will & Testament of M' Edward Clappe, 
of Dorchester, made this 3' day of January 1664 — being weak in Body. 
My Funeral being Discharged & Just debts paid, I giuc unto my wife, 
^0, in what goods sho shall Desire it, and my will is, thai ahee Enjoye 
all my Housing, Land, orchard, planting Land and Meadow, together 
with y" two neerest Diuisions of woodland {except what is heerafter ex- 
pressed) During her widowhood, except my sonne, iVcAemiaA, shall first 
Marry or allaine the age of 21 yeares,then, in such a Case, he shall haue 
such part as is heeroller expressed, also my wife shall enjoy one quarter 
of the tide Mill, unllll Neheminhs age aforoa'', but if my wife marry, then 
my will is,'that all my Land sha.ll Retume unto my two sonnes as is 
heerafter expressed, & then my will is, that my wife shall haue fourescore 
pounds more added lo the first twenty, to bee hers foreuer. As for my 
children, my will is, that Ezra, shall haue as much as my Daughters, & 
that mv four Daughters shall haue an equall portion, my sonne, Nehe- 
miah, £20 more than my Daughters, I Canne set no summe, because 1 
know not wt it will Come to, but my meaning is, ihey shall haue equatl 
portions with what they that are married haue already receiued, it being 
;£30 apiece, which is to be part of their portions. I will & appoint that 
Eira, my Eldest sonne, shall haue my Land Lying at Milton, in the 12fi 
Lott upon apprjsement, & all my Lands lying on that side Naponsett 
Riuer, also a parcell of Medow at Dorchester necke, near pow-wow potnl, 
& another small parcell of Meadow at or near pine neck, at thai Land on 
y* plaine at neck towards pow-wow point, & a quarter of the tide KTill, all 


Abstracts of Early Wills. 


to bee prized & ho receiuing paying aa is Due by the aprointment of my 
Ouerseere, unlo whom I giue full power lo Order a? ihey shall Judge moat 
conducing to the good of my wife it of all my Children, keeping as near 
aa may bee to this my will. I Giue unlo my sonne, Nehemiaky al mar- 
riage or age, one halfe of the Housing, Land, orchard Meadow, wood 
land, one (|uarter of the Mill, »ll to be prised, &. he to pay his sisters their 
portion, lo bee paid at the appointment of the Ouerseere, [Unto his 
Daughlers, Suianna and Esther, ho gives equal single portions to be paid 
by his Executors, at the appoinlmenl of the Overseers-] I appoint my 
wife Si my sonne, Ezra Clappe, to bee my Executors, and Inlreal my 
Louing Brethren, Captaint Roger Clappe, Ensighns John Gapen & 
NicKolas Clapp to bee my Ouerseere. 

[No Sigoamrc] 

The testimony of Roger Clapp, aged 55 yeares or thereabout, ii 
Jb* Capen, aged 51 yearea, & Nicholas Clap, aged 52 or thereabouts. 
Wee eucry one of ua being present at the House of Edward Clappe, on 
(he 3j day of January 1664, did hear the writing now presented read unto 
the said Edward Clap, now Deceased, & he approued of it lo be his will, 
& bee Caused it to bee read againe, in the hearing of his wife, lo see if 
shee had any exception to make & then appointed it to be writ fairly out 
, againe, which accordingly was forthwith Done, & wee Coming to the In- 
tent to haue it perfected, were informed that he was aslecpe As therefore 
were doi willing to trouble him, it being Lalo in tlie night, went away & 
forbore ai that present, is afterward it was neglected to bee presented, so 
nothing elce was done, concerning selling his Estate that wo know of. 
Taken upon oath the 1" of February 1664, as the probate of the will 
hereto annexl, y' wife 6i sonne, E.xecuf* therein, accepting iherof, iho 
wife by her Letter 6i the sonne in Court by the 3 p'tics aboue written, as 
attests, Edipard Raviion, Recorder. 

Inventory of the Estate of Edward Clappe, of Dorchester who Departed 
this Life itic S^h Jan. 1664, apprised by Hopestill Foster, William Sumner , 
Feb. 171"' 1664. Amt i'794.1&.3. including debts duo the estate. The 
Estate debtor to the am>. of ^113.02.07. Mentions land at seuerall 
places, al iho lillo dc great ncckc, in the Cow waike at Milton, by Mr 
SiDughtons Farmc, iia. tSic, Hulfe the Mill valued al :£50. 

Simanna Clapp deposed, March 30, 1665 lo this Inventory of ihe Estate 
ofher late Husband, Edward Clappe. 

Susannah Compton. — The Last will and Testament of Sutannah 
Comptnn, being in good health, widow of the Long since Departed, John 
Compton. I Desyre that after the Lord lialh laker 

my Bodye Layed 

in bequeath unto my Lille Gi 

2 Feather Bolsters, 2 pf of I 
4 striped Curtaincs, 2 pillo 
lowells, foure pewter pli 

It of this 

ly few goods hcerafter mentioned 1 giue 
idchild, Joseph Briseo (uiz') 1 Featherbed, 
inkeits, 1 yearne Coucrlead, three sheeies, 
coates, 3 table Clothes, six napkinnes, 2 
hree litlc pewter Dishes, one porringer, 1 
Bason, one B'rasse akcliei, 1 Iron pott, 1 scummer, I warmingpan, 2 
Brasse Candlesticks ib likewise 23«. in money, or what shall be unex- 
pent'ed by meo of the same during life. 

12 (9 mo.) 1664. Administration lo tho Estate gruunlcd lo Abraham 
Bushy, in Right o^ Joseph Briseo, her Grandchild, lo perform the Imper- 
fect will«boue written. p' Edward Raicson, Recorder. 
It was also Ordered that the Estate left by the said widdow Compton, 


Ahslracts of Early Wills. 


_ s pf Inuenlory, ^16. IG, bee iliua diuided, Ahrakam Bushy to 
haue ono halfe for Bringing up llie e'' Joseph BrUco &c tlial hee pay 
JE8.8s. for llie other hiilfe in uery good pay, to s' Joseph, ot Iweiily one 
yeores of age. p' Ed: RatDsan, Recorder. 

The Inventory of '.lie Eslate taken by Robert Saunderson, Edman Ed- 
dendon. Tho. Sledmait senior iodebted to ihc eslate, £1.113. Nov'. 
12. 1664, Abraham Bushyc deposed. 

RoBEiiT Peabse. — I, Rnhert Fearstt weak in body, knowing ihnl thia 
fraile Life will not Continue Long, doc desire, as FaiK, fully as I Canne, 
to Leaue that Little which God hath giuen mce of the things of this Life, 
so that it may be enjoyed after my Dccoaso, by my survivors, with Corn- 
fori and peace. My debts. paid, 1 giue unto my wife, Anne Peartt, the 
one halfe of all my Housing & Lnnd in Dorchester, and the one halfe of 
all my Householde goods, and halfe of ivhatsoeuer is myne, and ihis 
houshold goods to be at her Disposing at her Death, but my Land and 
Housing to return to my sonne, Thomas Pearae, ut her Death. My will 
is, that my wife shall haue power to sell any part of my Land (if need 
Doe retjuire) for her maintenance, bulnoi else, and I hope she will not 
need to doe it : I giue unio my sonne, Thomas Pearse, the other halfe of 
my housingdc Land, to bee his at my Death, with tho one halfe of my 
'houshold goods, ii whalcucr is myne, to bee ec^ually diuided between his 
mother & him, at my Death. My will is, tliat at iho decease of his 
mother, my sonne, Thojnas Pearse, shall haue the other halfe of the 
Housing & Land his Mother had during her life, I giue to my Daughter, 
Mary, the wife of Thomas Hearin, of Dedham, £26, to bee her portion 
with that which I haue already giuen her, To her 5 Children, my 
Grandchildren, .£10, lo be equally diuided amongst them, [The two 
legocics of £2Q, to be paid by Thomas Pearse, within 3 years after ihe 
decease of his mother.] And now my Dear Child, a Fathers Blessing 
I Bequeath unto you boih la- yours, bee tender ta Louing to your mother, 
Iiouing and Kind one unto another, stand up in your places for God ond 
for his Ordinances while you Liue, then hee will bee for you At BIcsse 
you, I appoint mv wife, Ann Pearte, together with my aonne, Thomas 
Pearse- to be my fcxecutors. 13 : 8" : 1664. 
Test WilUam Robinson, Robert « Pearie 

Elizabeth Arye his marke 

2' March 1664, WilHom Robinson deposed. 

Inuentorye of tho Estate of Robert Pearse, who deceased Jan. 6''' 
1664, oppriaed Juu 28, 1664, by Thomas Tilfslone, William Robinson. 
Mentions One necke of Land commonly called prime [pine] nccko about 
20 acres, £50; one House, barne & home Lotl Cont. 6 acres, jC40 ; 5 
Acres of Meadow, ^^25 ; 36 acres of Common Und, ^^20, &c. &c. 
Whole ami. ^181. Thomas Pearse deposed, March 2' 1664, to this 
Estate of Robert Pearse his late father. 

Jdssda Cabwitht. — Tnucnlary of the Goods & Estate of Joshua 
Carwithy, late of Boston, mariner, deceased, taken by TiathaaieU Adams 
senior &. WiUiam Pearse, Sept- 1" 1663, Ami. i:70.n.7. 

Mentions one parcell of land lying at iho North end of the Town of 

■1659.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 165 

Power of Ad mi (list ration \o ihe Eslal« grauRled lo EUiabtlh, Relict of 
the late Joahua Carieithy, Oct' 27th. 1663. 

The Court on request of the said Elhabelh, Relict of the said Carwithy, 
with her Consent, Ordered ihat she being married to one Edmund Mum- 
ford, shall bring vp tho Child of y' said Joshua CarwUliy til! it Coine to 
the ago of 18 or Daio of marriage, and also that the Child hdue the one 
half of _v* Estate in (he Inuontory expressed payd vnto it as its portion — 
£^\0, Edie: Rawson, Recorder. 


Thomas Grocer. — I, Thomat Grocer, of London, in Old England, now 
Residing in Rox berry, in New England, dc being by the prouidenco of 
God, sicke & weak & not knowing haw tho Lord will dispose of raec. 
Doe make this my Last Will and Testameni, For what Estate I haue in 
New England, which may amount lo Ihe ualue of .f250, at the ualue of 
New England Money, out of which goods my will is that all my debts 
bee paid according to Couenant, also ihat the remainder therof, according 
Bs it is prized, be teal for Old England, that is when the goods doe 
Belurne from Barbadose, and that lo be done by the first opportunity by 
my Brother in Law, John Goodall, in auch goods os shall be most profit- 
able to send according to the wisedorae &, discretion of my ouersecrs, Ihe 
said Goods lo be deliuered unto my mother in Law, Sarah Goodall, to 
bee disposed of by her according to her discretion. But if sheo bee 
dead, then to bo dciiured to my Brother, Jn° Grocer, in the County of 
SuHblke in Walson by the Wallowes. My mother Liuea in London, in 
Mary Magdalens Court yard at the bottom of Barnabces Slrcete in 
Soulhwark, if my Mother be dead, my will is that my Brother shall diuide 
that goods that shall Come to him from New England equally amongst 
my Children. M^ Edward Dtnicon, of Rocksbery & my Brother in 
Ijaw, Jn' Goodall, aforesaid, to bee my executors, & 1 Inlreot Reuerend 
M- Danfortk, of Rocksberye, &i. M' Roll Gibs, Merchant of Boston, lo 
bee oucrseers, that my will may bee performed, without whose Counceil 
and allowance the Executors shall hauo no power to act. Being sencible 
what I doe, 29" Jan. 1664. Thomas Grocer. 

Witnesse, John Swinerlnn 

William h Cltauea 

Jtf' Edward Denicon came publlckly into the Court Rcnounci his ex- 
ecutorahippe to this will, Edward Rawson, Recorder, 

This will on the other side cxprest, being writ in Haste, Ai not accord- 
inge to true forme, I therefore by iheae presents giue unto John Sieinerton, 
now at Rocksbery, Full power to make a will for mee, in true forme, 
according to the Law of New England, fa the true Intent of my will 
Expressed on the other side of this paper, 2{>»< Jan. 1664. 

Wit. William [I Cleanes Thomas Grocer. 

ElisabetkX Parkers 

8th Feb. 1664. IF" Cleatus ie Elisabeth Parker deposed. 

An Invieniorye of M" Thomas Grocers goods, at Goodwife Parmsttrs 
House, at Roxburye, this 5" Febr. 1664. 

Goods Belonging to his Estate at Boston, taken p' James Oliuer Bt 
John Safan, Feb. 6" 1664. FuitbBnnota a Considerable number gf 


Abslracls of Early Wills. 


Bookes, of seueroll sorten, which lime will no! permitt to apprise in 
p'licular and ihereroro unlued al a guess or Lumpc according lo cslima- 
lion to the summe of ;f56. 

Debts due ihe Estale from Jlf. Parker, M' John Paine, Coll. Searlf, 
Mr John Wilson, Copt Jamea Oliuer, John Lowell, M' Raicliffe, Mr 
PhiUippe Wharton. Summe lomll, :e243.11.9. 

Debts due to Doctor Aleoeke ; M' Daniell Weld for Cakes for his 
Buriull ; to Gm. Parmiler for wine & Beer; Jn' Chandler Digging the 
graue; \o Samuel I Gore for Coflinne iSi Railc ; lo IF- Cratces, M"- Atkinson, 
Mr Chaplin, 6cc. &.C. 

This part of ihe esinie apprised by John Smnerton, and Thomas Weld, 
being desyred iherunio by John Goodale, who is Brother to the De- 

Fob. Sih 1664. /n° Goodall Came into iho Court and mpde choice of 
Richard Way lo bee bis Guardian, which the Court allowed of. The 
said John Goodall deposed to this inoeniorye. 

5ih Feb. 1664. An Inueutorye of seuerall Books Belonging to Thomat 
Grocers Estate, deceased, which were found in his Warehouse. 160 
volumes, many of them mentioned bv name, besides -110 Bookes in 8°, 
12°, 24", 120 aticbt Bookoa at 2d pt'ench, 384 B<ioka al 18d. Whole 
am< of books apprised, £GG. 10. 06. 

(12) 3. 65. Hczrkiah Vsher. 

WiLUAH HoLLOWAY, of Boslon,^ being aicke, Doili mnke bis Last 
will. First, Debts to be paid. Unto my sonne, Timothy HoUoway, 5s. 
[to his sons, Nskemiah, Elisha, Maliachey, and dau. Esther Holloinay, 
5s. each.] Unto Elizabeth, my wife, my House & Orchard which I now 
possesse, in the Town of Boston, wiih all my Household goods, Debts & 
Estate, not before giuen, with all such portions of Land as now Belong 
or shall heerafier fall to me in New England or in Old England, shee to 
hnue ihe sole Dispose of all after my Decease, whom I make sole cxecu- 
William Holloioay. 

X of this 

" May, 1664, 

vill, 9 
Witness heerunto, 

Sarah Sandford, John Sandford, 
John Sandford, deposed, 6''' of April 1665. 
Inueniory of his Estate taken bv Henry Allinne, Edward Drinker. 
Ami. X289. 9. 9. Mentions 3 Cliai'res & a pillion. &c. 

Elizabeth Holloway. Relict & Excculrix. deposed April 6'** 1665. 

:e, testified lo by Wil- 
Warden deposed, No- 

John GiLLET. — Invenlory of Jn° Gilletls Esli 
liam Warden and Elizabeth his wife. Williai. 
vember 3, 1663. 

(See Register, Vol. XII., page 275.) 

BabtholomewCad, — Inuentorve of the Estate of Jl/' Bartholmeie Cad, 
Deceased, Apprised by John Wisioall, Daniel! Tarell, June 14, 1665. 
Ami. £482.09.06. Mentions, A House & Land by' ihe now meeting 
House, £.120 ; ^ part in the pinke patience, at sea, £100 ; a pnrcell of 
Land about Casco baye. Cost ^30, &c. &c. Mary Cadd, Rclicte of the 
Late Burtbolmew Cadd, DcposeO, June I6th. 1665, to the Inuentorye of 
ihe Estate of the said Bartholomew, her laie Husband. 
[To be Continued.] 

1859. J 

Henry Kingsbury and his Descendants. 

e, en me lo New 
1 Gov. Winthrop'a 
It First Church of 
id 26lli memBera 
leas Dr. 


[Bj JouM Wabd Deab of Boston.] 

Hesey Kingsbcrt was born about 1615, as we learn from his depo- 
sition in 1669, he being then 54 years of age. Ho was a relaiive, perhaps 
nephew, of John Kingsbury of Dedham, n deputy lo the MassHchusetts 
General Court in 1647, who died in 1660, leaving a widow but no chil- 
dren. Of Joseph Kingsbury, however, a brother of John, there is al the 
e'esent day a numerous posieriiy, in Dedham and vicinity. In 1630, a 
enry Kingsbury, older than the subjeei of this nc 
England in the Talbot." one of the vessels that brou 
company. He and his wife Margaret joineii the pre 
Boston soon afYer its formation, they being the 25 
admitted. What became of him afier ihis, I cannot le 
Farmer is correct in his atalemeot that lis removed to Ipswich ;t but 
there is no evidence thai two Henry Klagsburya resided there at any one 
time, and as our Henry waa of age in 1638, when Rev. Dr. Fell first 
finds the name al Ipawinh.f I nm inclined to ihink Dr. Farmer confounded 
the younger Henry with the elder. 

Henry Kingsbury, the younger, was certainly in Ipswich from 1658 to 
1660. Soon after this he removed to Rowley, where ho waa living from 
166*2 to 1667, and probably later. He finally settled at Haverhill, where 
he died Oct. 1, 1687. His wife, Susannah, died there at b.a earlier dale, 
Feb. 21, 1678-9. 

' 1. Henry' KmcaBDHY, whose wife was Susannah, had eh.: — (2) 
J(jAn*(t) of Rowley, Mass., and afterwards of Haverhill, where he died 
Jan 23, 1670-1; wife Elizabeth^ survived him, m., Dec. 11,1672, Peier 
Green, and d. Dec. 20, 1677 ;— (3} Epkraim,' killed by the Indians at 
Haverhill. May 2, 1676.|| 

2. John' Kikosbuky had ch t— (4) JDAfi,»(t) b. at Rowley, July 28, 
1667; res. al Newbury; w. Hannah adm. to the ch. there Feb. 10, 
1699-1700;— (5) a daughter.^ living in 1671. 

4. John' Kingsbury, by wife Hannah, had ch.: — (S) John,* b. at 
Newbury, April 8, 1689; d. young;— {7) John.\f) h. at N., Oct. 16, 
1690; m. atN.,thQnof York, Me., Jan. 5,1715-16,11 W Mary Slickney ; 
d. at Y., March 2, 1723;— (8) Hannah,* bp. at N , 6 April, 1700;— 
(9) Elisabeth,* bp. same date ; probably the E. who m, Samuel Green- 
leaf ;••—( 10) Hcnry,*{f) res. at Newbury; m. at N., March 14, 1716-17, 
Rebecca Kenl, dcu. of John and Rebecca (Somerby) Kent; — (11) Jo- 

• " Henrv Kingsbnry hnth a child or two in Iho Tnlbol, >ick of the mcBsles, bat 
like to do well."— Goc. Winthrop't leUer to kii w\_ff, •' From aboard the Arbclln riding 
M the Cowcs, Marcli 2S, 1B30." Sec Winlhrop's Joimial, Ist cdiiioo, i. 369. 

t Faim<;r's Genoaloeical Rogister, p. 169. 

t Felt'a Hiltory of Ipiwich, p. 12. 
" " cIcT informed HCT. 

L. Hjdo Ih&C her maiden ni 

t a«cenained whether Ephraim* KJngsburr « 

« KingsliaiT of Ammbury ihat m. at II., April li 

have b«cn hi» * ' 

Henry Kingsbury and kia Descendanli. 


I York, He. 

. Palience, dao. of Samuel Came of Y. ; 


7, John' Kingsbubv, by wife Mary, had ch. : — (12) Mary,* b. Dec. 
6, 1716;— (13) flannoA,* b. at York, Me., July 19, 1719;— (14) Sarah," 
b. al Y., Dec. 8, 1720 ; m. al Y., Jan. 17, 1740, Benjamin Donnell ;— 
(15) Abigail," b. at Y., July 4, 1722. 

10. Henrv* KiNGSBDRY, by wife Rebecca, had ch. , — (16) John'{i) 
b. ot Newbury, Feb. 3, 1717-18; wm a raerchonl ihere, and afterwards 
at Pownalborb', Me. ; m, at N., June 5, 1739, Patience Tappan [daughter 
of Abraham Tappan by his wife Ealher, dau. of Rev. Michael Wiggles- 
worlh, aulhor of the " Day of Doom"), who was b. at N., April 20, 
1720; — (17) Benjamin,* b. about 1728; is said to have removed to ihe 
Coos settlement in N. H. 

11. Joseph* Kingbburt, by wife Patience, hod ch. : — (18) Tabitha,* 
b. at York, Me,, June 19, 1722;— (19) JoAn,'{+) b. at Y., Dec. 26, 1724; 
m. there, April 22, 1750, Sarah, dati. of U. John Carlisle;— (20) Hep- 
sibah," h. at Y., Oct. 4, 1727 ; in. Joshua Linscot ;— [21) EUxabeth" b. 
at Y.. Feb. 13, 1729-30; m. James Jenkins ;— (22) Joseph* b. al Y., 
Dec. 7, 1732;— (23) Samwl," b. nt Y., April 9, 1735;— (24) Hannah,* 
b. at Y., July 9, 1737; m, there, Dec. 10, 1761, Samuel Paul ;— (25) 
Lucy,' b. al Y., Nov. 13, 1739 ;— (26) Mary,* b. at Y., April 13, 1742 ; 
d. Feb. 7, 1743 ;— (27) EHphalef,^ b. al Y., Feb. 6, 1745 ;— (28) Mary* 
living 1762. 

16. John' KiNosflnRY, by wife Palience, had ch. :— (29) Hannah* b. at 
Newbury, April 22, 1740 ; m. ihere, March 24, 1757, Timothy Pike, Jr., 
who removed lo Portland, Me., where she died May 22, 1774, and ite m. 
2d, Elizttbelh Jones. Oct. 18, 1774;— (30) Mary,' b. at N., Dec. 20, 
1741 ;— (31) Emma,' m. Mr. Waile of Portland, Me. ;— (32) Belsey' ,— 
(33) Rebecca,' b. Dec. 16, 1746, at N. ; m. Hon. Thomas Rice [H. C. 
175fi), a physician and judge of Wiscasset, Mo., where she d. Aug. 19, 
181C;_[34) /oAn,'[t) b. at N., July 3, 1749; d. al Pownalboro', now 
Wiscaaset, Me., April 9, 1798*; m. Miriam Place, h. Sept. 1747, d. al W., 
Sept. 9, 1822 ;— (35) Jan,' m. 1st, Rev. Thomas Moore (H. C, 1769) 
of Pownalboro' ; m. 2d, Dalton. 

19. Jobs' Kinosburt, by wife Sarah, had ch. :— (36) Tabitha,' b. 
1750 ;— (37) John' b. 1753, had a son Henry,' living in Kennehunk, Mc. 
in 1854, whose son George II.' is now (1859) a lawyer at Boston, Mass. : — 
{38) Patience.' b. 1755 ;— (39) Bfnjarain,' b. 1757;— (40) Sarfl/i,^ b. 
1759;— (41) Jotfph,' b. 17C2 ;— (42) Mary,' b. 17G4;— (43) Hannah,' 
b. 1166-,— (44) Abigail,' b. 1768;— (45) Timothy,' b. 1771, rem. to 
Wiscassel, and there d. 1813, leaving 3 ch., Sarah C.,' John,' and Jo- 
seph,' the two laiter of whom were living at Portland, Me. in 1835. 

34. John' KiNcsBCBr, by wife Miriam, had ch. : — (46) BeUey^ b. 
1769 ; m. Charles Elder of Windham, Me. ;— (47) £rana,' b. 1770 ; m. 
John Willard of Wiscassel ;— (48) John,^ b. 1772 ; living, 1859, al W. ;— 
(49) Williwa,^ b. 1774;— (50) Samuel,^ died young;— (61) Palience 
Tappan,^ b. Nov. 16. 1779 ; living, 1859, at Charleslown, Mass. ; m. 
Charles Dean, b. Oct. 9, 1779, at Eseier, N. H., d. al Portland, Me. Jan. 
1, 1829, by whom she had 6 ch., viz. : Chattea.' d. young ; Charles,' d. 
1848 ; Joha W.* of Boslon, the writer of tlua notice ; Jeremiah' of Bos- 


Htnry Ktngshury and his Descendants. 


lon;'Snrah B." and Mary M.' ;— (51) Samuel,'' b. 1782; m. Isl, Miriam 
Gilpnlrick ; m. 2d, Mrs. Lydia (Rideoul) Todd \—{52) Htnry^ b. 1785 |— 
(53) Rhodes^ b. 1787 ; m. Beisey Gould ; living al W. ;— (54) Edward^ 
b. 1788, A. 1793 ;— (55) Tryphena,' b. 1790, d. 1793 ;— (56) Jtfory,' b. 
and d. 1793. 

The following persoos are found at Ha-verhill, and appear of a proper 
age !o be the children of Henry' and Susannah Kingsbury. Three of 
them are known lo have been brothers, viz. : Joseph, Samuel and Thomoa, 
while tlie occurrence of the name of Susannuh among the children of 
several makes it quite probable that they belonged to ihis family. For 
convenience, I have numbered them as the second generation. They 
ore :— <,57) Susannah," m,, Jan. 29, 1G62, Joseph Pike ;— (58) James,\i) 
of Haverhill, 1673—9(1 ; of Piainfield, Cl., 1730 ; m. Sarah, dau. of 
Matthias Button of H., Jan. 6, 1673 i— (59) Josepk,'{i) b. about 1656 ; 
m., April 2, 1679, Love Ayrcs; was bookkeeper lo Capt. Simon Wain- 
wrighl, a merchant of H., in 1708, when Capi. W. was killed by the 
Indians and his house burnt ; left H. for Norwich, Ct. same year, leaving 
the former place June U, 1708 ; d. at N. 1741, a. 85 ;— (60) &imuW,"(+) 
of H., m., Nov. 5, 1679, Huldah Corliss, and d. Sept. 26, 1698, his wido«r 
surviving; — (61) Thomas* <}( H., m. 1st, wid. Deborah Eastman, June 
29, 1691 i m. 2d, Sarah Haines, Jan. 19, 1702-3, who survived him and 
ID. William Corbetl of Lebanon, Ct, 

68, James' Kingsbury, by wife Sarali, had ch., all bom at H. : — 
(62) Susannah,' b. April 18, 1675;— (63) Sarahi> b. Aug, 13, 1677;— 
(64) Mary,' b. Aug. IR, 1679 ;— (65) Ephraim* b. April 13, 1681 ;— 
(66) Abigail,' b. Feb. 26, 1686 ;— (67) Samuel,* b. July 18, 1690. 

59. Joseph' KmBSflpay, by wife Love, had ch., all on record at 
H. :-^(68) Joseph,'{t) b. June 22, 1682 ; d, at N., Dec. 1, 1767 ; m. at 
H., Feb. 5, 1705-6, Ruth Denniaon, who d. May 6, 1779, a. 93 ;• rem. 
LO 1708 or 9 to Norwich, Ct., and settled in tliat part now Franklin, and 
his descendants of the fifth generation now occupy hia lands ;t — (69) 
Nalhaniil,* b. Aug. 23, 1684 ; left Haverhill, Mass., with hia father, in 
June, 1708, for Norwich, Ct. ; m. Hannah Dennison of Ipswich, dau. of 
John D. and sister of his brother's wife ; settled in Windham, now Hamp- 
ton, Ct., till 1731 or 2, and then removed lo Coventry, now Andover, Cl., 
where his descendants of the fifth generation reside ;f — (70) Elizabeth,* 
b. May 10, 1686; d. May 24, 1686;— (71) Mary,' b. Oct. 19, 1687;— 
{Ti) Elizabeth,' b. Oct. 16, 1693;— (73) Smaitnah,' b. Sept. 24, 1695. 

60. Samuel' Kin<;sbcry, by wife Huldah, had ch. born at H.; — 
(74) Huldah,^ h. Aug. 16, 1680;— (75) Thomas,' b. Oct. 29, 1681; m. 
at H., Nov. 25, 1706, Margaret Haines, and both were living at Wind- 
ham, Ct. Sept. 17, 1731; ch., Samuel,* b. 1707; Sarah,* b. 1709; 
Jonathan,' b. 1712; Elizabeth,' b. 1714, m. Jonathan Haines; Thomas,* 
b. 1717. 

68, Joseph' KiNGsBtJRV, by wife Ruth, had ch. :— (76) Ephraim,* b. 
at H., Jan. 4, 1706-7 ;—( 77) Hannah,' b. March, 1808; m. Capt. 
Jacob Hyde of Norwich, whoso son Josepii' Hyde was father of Rev. 

" On her tomb^cons is atsted (hat ehe 1l>(1 5 rhUdren, 41 frranilrhildran, isa gr«*t> 
EnuidchildreD, and 15 vrent-creal-grsndrluldrca. — Rn. Laviia Uvd*. 
t Bar, Lavios H;de^» MSS. } Ibid. 


An Attcienl Relic. 


Lftvius' Hyde • of Bolton, Gl.;—(78)i-oce,« b. al N., 1710 ; m. Josiali 
Barker ;~(78) Jiu(A,* b. 1712; m. Joshua Egeilon ;— (79) JoKrpA,' b. 
1714;— (80) Ebeneser,\f) b. 1716; m. Priacilln Kingsbury ;— (61) Elea- 
ler,' b. 1718 ;— (92) Eunice,* b. 1720 ; m. John Barker ;— (83) Daniel* 

b. 1721;— (84) Tabitha,' b. 1726; m. Waldo ;— (85) 7renf,* b. 

1729 ; d. unm. ;— (86) NathanicK*{t) b. 1730 ; m., Sepl. 4, 1755, Sarah 
Hill of Cambridge, Muss. 

80. Ebenezeb* Kingsbdey, bv wife Priscilla, had ch. : — {SI) Ebcn- 
««•,' b. 1744; d. young;— (88) Marj/,' b. 1746; d. young;— (89) Eben- 
ezer,^ h. 1749; d. young ;— (90) Priscilla.'' b. 1751; d. young ;— (91) 
Joseph,' b. April 17, 1753 ; m., Feb. 6, 17&0, Lois Porter, and was father 
of Hev. Addison* Kingsbury, D. D., of Putnam, 0. ;— (92) Prucilla,' b. 
1756; m. Eleazer Pomeroy ;~<93) j»fnr//ia £.,' b. 1758 ;— (94) Rbt. 
Ebenezer,'' b. 1762 ; of Jericho, Pa. ;— (95) Mary,' b. 1764 ; d. young.t 

86. NiTHitJiEL* KiNGSBUHT, by wife Samh, had ch. : — (96) Col. 
Jacob," b. June 6, 1756, who served with disiinclian in (he Continenlal 
and Indian wars, and d. at Franklin, July 1, 1837 ; was father of James 
W.,' a captain U. S. army 1837, and of Thomas H. C of Franklin, 
Cl. ;— (97) Sarah,' b. 1758 ; m. Benjamin Ellis, M. D. ;— {98} Nathaniel* 
b. 17G0; d. unm., a. 25;— (99) John,' b. 1761;— (100) Joseph,' b. 
1764;— (101) Charles,'' b. 1767; d. at Vale College ;—( 10-2) Tabitha 
Hill,' b. 1770; d., a. 16;— (103) Bethia,^ b. 1773; d., a. 18, and a 
memoir of her was published by Rev. Dr. Charles Backus;— (104) Wil- 
liam,' b. 1775 ; d. young.J 

1 have in mv possession a cannon ball of about 
eight, whicli (with four olheis) was dug up on 
1 the Si. Croix River, some two or three years 
nee of having been roughly cast, and bears very 
""■ n from whom 1 received ihe ball 

An Ancient Relic— 
one and a half pounds w 
the Island of St. Croix, ir 
since, ll has the appears 
evident marks of old age 

informed me that one of the others, weighing about four pour 
found, was burst open on one side and disclosed a centre 6lled with lead, 
and that he succeeded in opening another of smaller size which also con- 
tained lead. 1 have no doubt but that ihey were brought fiom France in 
the year 1604, by the Sieur De Monia, and led by him on thai island when 
he ceased to occupy it, in 1605. If so, it is a more ancient relic (so far 
OS time passed in this country is concerned) than any brought by the Pil- 
grims or the settlers at Jamestown. Mark Lcscarhol, ihc historian of De 
Monts's voyages, writes of the Island of St. Croix: "The said island con- 
taineth some half a league in circuit, and at the end of it, on the sea side, 
there is a mount, or small hill, which is, as it were, a little Isle, severed 
from the other, where Mons. De Monls his cannon were placed." The 
balls were accidentally found while digging in the bank of the *' little 
isle," about one and a half feet below the surface, by a person who was 
wholly unacquainted with the history of tlie islond. 

Dennysvilk, Me. ^- ^' ^°''^- 

• This gentleman, to who 
Mne&lotcy of the Conncclirat 
he ni>T oa induced to publish. 

* MSS. of Bcv. Lavius Dyde of Bolton, Ct. 

Pedigree of Miner. 


The followiog mrio us pedigree of Lieut. Th.omas Miner, oi 
wu sent us Inst year by Frederick P. Tracy, Esq., of San Fra 


ar, of Conneclieut, 
I, Cal., who couiod 
. n ihe hands oC J. Hanl- 

r gentleman, haTing been requested to correct the 
proof br Iha original, baa kindly consented (o do so ; and his coirectioDs have macb 
increasc'ii the relinLiliiy of tlio printed copy, Mr. Trumbull writes, that " Liim. 
Tbomaa and his immediate descendants (all ol them good penmen) aniforml; wrote 
^e Dame Minor." " The original tnanascript," he adds, " was deposited, some years 
SCO, in the libran of the Connecticut Historical Soclelj, in accorilanee with tbe wish 
of Deacon Asa Miner of StoDington, a descendant of the sixth generation from 
Lieutenant Thomas,' through Deacon Manasaeh,' (h. IG*') — Deacon Thomas,* (b. 
I6S3) — Thomas,* (b. 1707) — Deacon Thoinas,^ (b. 1749), married Lucrctia Salford, 
10 0«. 1771." 

The BCTcral arms impaled with Miner hare been described by Mr. Trumbull. His 
deiaiptioiu of them will be fouud appended. 

An Herauldical Essay 

Upon the Surname of Miner, 

i more praise worihie in noble and excellent things lo know some- 
ihough lillle, than in mean and ignoble things to have a perfite 
iwledge. Amongst nil those rare ornaments of the mind of man, 
Berauldrie hath had n most eminent place; ani! liaih been held in high 
esteem, not only at one time and in one climate, but during all times and 
through those parts of the world where any ray of humanitle and civili- 
tie hath shined: for without it, all would be drowned in ihe Chaos of 
dUsorder. Neither is she so partial that money shall make the man. For 
he ought not to be accounted a perlito Herauld except that he can dis- 
ceme the difference betwixt a Coat armorlali obtained by valour or pur- 
chased by money. Scutum Gentililium Palud [amentum el CristattttriJ 
honorable not mercenary as appears by ihis coal of the Mi.xehs. 

The reason (as Gahcillasso sayeth, Page 432) is this; — Edward the 
third going to make warre agoinst the French, looke a progresse through 
Somerselt ; and coming to Mendijipi Cblles Mtnerarij, — Mendippe hills 
in Somersell, where lived one Henry Mjmeb, his name being taken both 
a denoviinationc loci el ah officio, who with all carefullness and Loyalllie 
having convened his domestical! and meniall servants, armed with battle 
axes, proffered himself and them to his masters service ; making up a 
compleai hundred. Wherefore ho had his coat armorial Gdles (signify- 
ing Minius, red, another demonstration of the original surname:) A 
Fbsse (id est, eingulum militare, because obtained by valour) betwixt 
three plates Argent, another demonstration of the arms: for there 
could be no plates whhout Mines. It is folly to suppose such a surname 
as Minor to have any coatof armes. It being contrary, yea contradictory, 
in lermes — thai Minors can obtain paternal coats or aichievements unlesse 
it be presupposed that Major was his father. 

BARTAS, a French Ilerairfd, says Miner is a word contracted in 
Dutch — mfn=trft'> ''"i' '* "*? Master, or Lord, and gives his reason for 
the plaiea to be dollars, or pieces of eight, abundance of which will make 
any Hollander (albeit born upon a Dunghill) to be titled m[nst|ffr; but 
ye crest, reason aforesaid and chronologic proves the first. And albeit 
^eraulds differ in the dcscriving (says Forsom, page 342) of llus surname 


Pedigree of Miner. 


of Miner, and time with ihe various dialects of severall t 
alinoat mads it to be another name ; yet if ignorance would s 
eradicate Anceslrir., it cannot do it in this coat, the name and colours 
making so much proofe, with the place (sayes Baker) 1. the place where 
the original came from, — Mendippi Mikeeakij. 2" The field 
MiMios, 3" The charge Minehall, [4"] The circumstances and actions 
upon record relative lo the crest, being a. battle axe, ormed at holh ends 


Hebauldhie is a thing not of yesterday, or which may be otherwaya 
found out, being already condesc«nclei] upon by all nations, and, as it 
were, established. Jure Gentium, among the Greeks, Romans, Gek- 
HANS, French, Spainiards, English, Scots, Danes, and Hungarians, 
&C. Fordon, the great Antiquarian, sayeih, that the King's Secretary 
returned the forVd HENsr Miner, a compliment for his loyallie, in these 
words, " OcEANirs (Qcahvis hagni Fluvii HDLTiiiVE Torrentes sint 


id est, 

Tha ocean (ihoaRh great riven with many carrenls pay him Cribale) diiduai not 
also to receive tbo Lceaer if loyatt brooks which bj one only Ume poor themwlvc* 
into its boBoio. 

This Henry died in the year 1359, leaving behind him Henry, Ed- 
ward, Thohas, and Geobge, Miners, of whom little is to be said, save 
only that Henry married one Henrela Hicks, [A] daughter to Edward 
Hicks of Glocestcr, of whom, as appears by the paling of their armcs, are 
the Hicks of Beverston Castle in Glocosler descended ; and had issue 
William and Henry. William married one Hobbs [U] of Wiltshire, 
and had issue Thomas and George. Henry, the 2" son, served Richard 

the second, anno 1364. Thomas, 1399, married one Gressleys, [C] 

daughter of Cotton, in the couniic of StafTord, and had issue Lodovick, 
George, and Mary. Lodovick married Anna Dveb, daughter of Thouas 
Dyer [D] of Staoghlon in the Com. Huntington, and had issue — Thomas, 
borne 1436, and after that twins, being 22 years after the birlh of the 
said Thomas ; and the twins George & Arthure, who both served 
the house of Aitstria, the younger married (as Philipe Comines 
relates) one Henretta de la Villa Odorosa. Thomas married 
Bridget, second daughter lo Sir. George Hervie[E] de St. Martina 
in Com. Middlesex, and died 1480, leaving his son William, and daugh- 
ter Anna Miner, in tutorage to their mother Bridget, whom she resigned 
to her father, and turned to a monastericall life in Datford, where she 
remained during her life. William married Isabella Habcope[F] 
de Prolibay, and lived to revenge the death of the 2 young princes mur- 
dered in the tower of London, upon their inhuman uncle Richard the 3'. 
It was said of this William Mimeb that he was "Flos Militiir,'" the 
flower of chevnllrie. Ho left behind him 10 sons, William, George, 
Thomas, Robert, Nathaniel, and John; the rest are not recorded. 
The 2 last went over to Ireland, 1541, when King Henry the 8 was pro- 
claimed t king of Ireland. Nathaniel maried one Fitzmaubice neigh 
Calherlough, in the province of Leinslcr in Ireland. John morried to 
JosELiNA O'bbian, daughter to Trig O'bryan of Innis in the county 
of Clare ; whose posleritie remains there, in the name of Miner, bearing 
the same coat. George married and lived in Shropshire. Thomas in 
Hereford. William, the eldest son, had issue — Clement and Eliza- 
beth MiNEES, and was buried at Chew-Magna, the 33 day of February 



Pedigree of Miner. 



Anno Domini, 1585; and lies-interred in the Priests Chanccll, obout four 

fool from the wnll, wiih this inecripiion f)tfC eti) W mSIUT 

— -Of pBtl 06Kt VViii ftbCIl' mai);n:l)- this and no more 

legible upon ihe stone, with ibe coal expressed in the margin, at this 
oigD *, but by the records and registers of the said church, it is evident 
, [^ inrthru— .^J '^'" '*'* namo wns Willum Mynbr, they both agree- 
^^pwHlM^mfflM ing in the snme date and place, and must needs have 
|H||JIW|PU||ll been the head of the same family, as by the palernal 
y WHIBWIHIiynHHimauy coat clearly appears, Clemekt his son succeeded his 

^^^HnHID lllllllllr ''"'l'^'' 'ii heritage, and married and had issue 

^^H^SHfP^ Clement, Thomas, Elizabeth, and Mart Miners; 
^■Pr and departed this life the 31 of March, 1640, and lyea 

^'V^ interred in Chew-Mngna in the couiilie of Somerseit. 

Ct-KMENT iho eldest brother married Sarah Pope [G] daughter of John 
Pope of Norton-Small-Reward, in the countic of Somerset!, and had 
issue VVit-LiAM and Israel. This Clement was buried at Burslingtown ia 
the Countic of Somerseit, Thomas his brother is now alive at Stonisg- 
TOWB, inCABNETicuTECoLLoHKY, in New England, ^nno Uomtnt 1683,. 
and has issue, John, Thomas, Clement, Manassah, £fhraim and 
JpDAH Misers, and two daughters Marie and Elizabeth. William 
Miner, eldest son of Clement Miner, married Sabah, daughter of Johm 
Batting [H] of ClifTon in Gloucestershire, and lives Anno 1683, in 
Christmas Street in the cily of Brisloll, and has issue William and Sabah 
Miners. Iseraell, the second son, nnarried Elizabeth, daughter of 
Thomas Jones [I] of Burslingtown in the countic of Somerseit, and has 
Clement, Thomas, Sarah, Jean, and Elizabeth Miners, Anno 
And now having done with the description Genealogical] 1 hope 

Evea every ingenious stranger mikos mcniion 
Tl/li avijg aJu6ot 

and if 1 have used any old or ancient words, yea words now differently 
ayllabicalcd, 1 may excuse myself wilh Quintiliahos, ' verba a veliutate 
repetita, non mIuia magnos lusertores kabent, std etiam afferunt orationi 
najtilatem aliquam, non sine delecialione,' and for the Ingenious Reader 
I am ; not caring thai every peasant should venture his sick-brain'd opin- 
ion upon this essay, knowing well that ars nominem habet inimicum prater 
ignorantem, but if he will lake this counsellf 

IVtjif. $ut Muafo/y Ji^o d /il roiit 
and keeping himself silent, lie may parse for a wilt; while on the contrary 
bis loo much garrutity shows bis nakedness, as much as Preater Jo\n\ 
who describes himself from the loijnsof Solomon, or FtUTKtiLF from Scth : 
but 1 shall be very niuch beholden to the learned reader, who if he can 
give more satisfaction in this essay would for Ihe honor of antiquitie (who 
now lyes inprofando Democratic Puleo) mend the errata Chronological 1, 
and sec if he can describe the surname from a longer lime ; it being 

t [la the margin.) U Iboa hoit do tksto in learning mciUe no more with wliat Ihoa 
undentsadcat uut. [The Greek, of whi<^h iliii it a utuulation, ia neuiy illegibie ia tha 

ISamian. A Goes "De moriboiiEtliiopain." 

Pedigree of Miner. 




I that Henrt Minebs name, befdre the Kings Progresse in 
Someraetl, was Boilman, but how certcrtn however I know noi, but leave 
it to aome other whose experience and learning enceeds mine ; desiring 
nothing more than thai herauldrie should be restored to its pristine splendor 
and truth, and not to be abused by every common Painter and Piaislerer, 
who before tliey will lose a fee will feinzie a coat of armes to the loss 
of the estates, goods, and sometimes their very name 

"Qiiidjion mortalia peetora cogtt auri taera fames." 

^^Emhlemata ad voluntatem Domini Regii sunt porlanda el non alias,''^ 
and Herauldrie slonda in need of the doze (fiiguaxiaSrit, and now 1 will 
conclude, with Balpe Brooke, Estjuire, ond York Herauld, 

" To make thete names alive kEuii appearo 
Which in obliviun well neigh unri«a wora, 
Tl»t so our children ma; aToid the jaircs 
Wbich miKht arise about Ihoir aoceBtors,; 
And that the living mighi ilxose titles see 
With which Ihoir names and hoascs honored bo; 
Yet I have hope of mo re ncceptance from 
Those futare times that ofLer me sliall coam. 
For when benc»th the ilroko of death I fall 
And ihoao that lire these lives examine shall, 
Detroviion djiug, von that doe remain 
Will credit mu and tha.nk me for m; pain 

Virg. si quid no vis rcctius 

Caodidus iraparti; si nun, his ntcrc mecnm." 

[A marginal note on the original is as follows : — ] 

" This Coat of the Miners of Chew I attest to be entered at Bath i 
Somcrsett by Clarenceux the 4 of K. James the firsl, which visitation if 
custody of me, 1606. Alex: Cunninghume." 

[Notes.— The Miner .arms are impaled with those of the following 
families at the sides of the pedigree against the places where we have 
inserted the respeciive letters : — 

A. " With Hicks" — gu. n fesse wavy, between three fleurs-de-lis or. 

B. " With Hobbs" — ar. two bars sable, in each of the three compart- 
ments, three birds gu. [Burke gives Hobbes, of Sarum, co. Wilts, "sa. 
on a chev. or, betw. three sieans ar. as many lions heads erased." Per- 
haps the artist ileslgned to represent swans, in this sketch, — but swans 
gules would be rara aves, — and the birds do not look swan-like, though 
they might pass for ducis.] 

C. " With Grasley," — barry of six, gules and ermine. [Gresley, of 
Coulton, CO. Stafford, " Voire gu. and erm. Burke.^ 

D. " With the Dyers" — Per fesse indented, gu. and or. [I have little 
doubt that this ougkl to have bc^en. Or, a chief indented, gu. ; but the 
drawing is as 1 have given it.] 

E. " With the Hervies," — gu. on a fesse ar. three trefoils slipped. 

F. "With the Harcops" — so. a chevron betw. ibree lionB(?) ram- 
pant ar. 

G. " With the Popes" — per pale or and az., on a chev, between 
three griffinB(P) heads erased, as many fleurs-de-lis, all countercharged. 

H, " With the Baitings," — ermine, a fesse sable. 
I, " With Jones" — ermine, a chevron sable.] 

. J 

Heraldry tn Ai 




We endeavored, in ihe Register for Oclober, 1858, lo point out the 
assistiLUce rendered by lieraldry to those engaged in Iracing a pedigree, 
and to indicate a system by which the coats-of-orms used by American 
families might be tested. We were fully aware thai this would be a 
thanlcless task ; hut as we feet that this application of heraldry to the dis- 
covery of ihe parentage of the settlers of New England may prove a 
_ fertile source of information, we shall continue to insist upon the 
impropriety of the custom of assuming arms. We propose, also, to give 
,« list of those families really entitled lo use these insignia, with the 
authority on which we state the fact. 

We would digress a moment to aay that a most curious cose of assumed 

arms has been brought to our notice, the recital of which we trust will be 

A gentleman writes us ; "■ The coal of arms prefixed ti 

r of r 


formally by the 

branch of the family. Those of the name 

o use the nrms by his free gift. Should he 

Js' College for liberty to extend to his name 

hold, in common with himself, this device as 

should e 
to simpl. 
^^— genealog 
^^^L possess! n 
^^1 We pi 
^^^B bear arm 
^B 1. Wh 
^^M 2. Wli 

^^V letters ail 
I 3. Wl 

r family m 

I We wi 

y fam 
1 heir to the Am 
erica have a right 1 
pplied to the Herali 
this country the right to 

We would reply, on the authority of Burke, that this custom of giving 
arms obtained in England at an early dale, but Henry V. forbade the 
assumption of arms except by descent or grant from the crown ; and the 
pmctice of course then ceased. The unauthorized assumption of arms 
led to the visitations of the counties, and at present no one can use arms 
legally in England, except by.dcsccnl from a person acknowledged by 
those visitations, or from a grantee, or by tlie assent of the Earl Marshal. 
It is precisely for the reason that we have no heralds' college, that we 
lid eslablish and adhere lo some rational and fixed plan for the 
adoption of arms. We must confess that we can think of no other way 
"mple and reliable, as the adoption of a clear principle c 

ical right, and the publication of a list, in this work, of those 
possessing the right. 

We propose, then, that those families shall he considered entitled to 
bear a 

1, Who can trace their descent from a family using them ih England. 
Who can show a deed executed during colonial times — say prior to 
1750 — bearing a seal, with arms engraved,' used only by the signer; 
letters similarly sealed ; or tombstones ihua inscribed. 

3. Who possess any painting of a coai-of-arma that has been in their 
family more than a hundred years. 

We would propose that no other evidence be admitted in proof. 
indeed time to take som6 decided action on the point, for already n 
mf rous genealogies and town histories have been issued, with many of 
these spurious coats-of-arms ; and such exhibition of a defective judgment 
only serves to bring discredit on the science of genealogy. The readers 
of this journal may well be assumed to be the class of persons who may 
either perpetuate or destroy this error. If every intending writer of town 
lusiories or genealogies will resolutely lefuse to insert these shields wilh- 
'0ut accompanying proof, we shall soon be free from the reprooch that 

Heraldry in Amer 


in this matter democratic Am 
cratic parent. 
We believe 

apes the smallest follies of her arislo- 



that the authors of town histories act of^en in 
■f volunleering the information which thei 
k. Such a one will tell some prontineni man in his 
illago ihal hia family (according lo Burke or Edmondson) is entitled to 
a coat-of-nrma, and he believing, will pay the cost of engraving. At least 
we cannot imagine any other sol ution of the mystery of the appearance 
of these engravings in many books. 

To give an example of the extent of this assumption of arms, let us 
take a town history published within a few years. It has eleven engraved 
coats-of-arms, and only one has the slighient authority given. It is ao 
authority to cite the fact that some one of [he name once bore such rirms ; 
this show of learning and investigation only leads the careless or unskilled 
reader to lose sight of the fact that no connection has been (raced belween 
the two individuais. We should by all means prefer to have the author 
state e:(plicilly — I do not know ihe parentage or birthplace of this emi- 
grant, but Burke gives these arms to tlie name, and I give all of ihe 
descendants leave to appropriate ihem. We might give similar examples 
of other works, hut we think the fault is too widely known to render this 

We subjoin a list of those families whose pretensions are justified by 
, and strongly urge all our readers to aid us, by sending us such 
as may occur to them. But let il bo remembered that where 
several families of one name In this country, it does not follow 
ine family is entitled to certain arms that all of that name are. 

Appleton. — By descent. See Appleton Genealogy, Boston, 1650. 

Amory. — By usage. See Register for January, 1856, 

Bbight. — By descent. See Bright Genealogy, Boston, 1859. 

Bhadstheet. — By usage. [Gov. B. affixes the arms to his will.] See 
Eegisler, 1854, p. 313. 

Bebnarb. — By descent. See his official seal." 

Browne. — By descent. See Bond's Watertown. 

Chester. — By descent. See " " 

CooLiDGE. — By descent. See " " 

Chauncey. — By descent. See Register, 1856, p. 105, 

Chamberlain. — By usage, [R. Chamberlain of N. H., Justice of the 
Peace, July 23, 1G84, signs a document, and uses a seal. Quarterly 1 & 
4, an inescutcheon wilhirt an orlc of mullets; 2 Ac 3, a fesse belween 
three escallops. Crest, an ass's bead.] 

CnawEN. — By usage. See Register, 1856, p. 305. 

Checkley. — By usage. See Bridgman's Pilgrims of Boston, and Regis- 
ter for July, 1856, 

Dudley.— By usage. See ollicial seal, and Register, 1856, p. 133. 

Davenport. — By descent. See Davenport Genealogy. 

DniUMER. — By usage. [Wm.', Lt. Gov., seals, at, three fleurs-de-lis 
or, on a chief of the second, a derai-HoD. Crest, a demi-lion holding in 
the dexter paw a fleur-de-lis.] W. H. W. 

{To he Continutd.) 

• The prorincUl (rovei 

lie srala. instend of Ihe provinre leal 
10 partfolioa of aatograph collfclon. 

Fort Pownall and Gov. Waldo. 



nicflled bj Hev. Joun L. Siblbt of Cambridge.] 

be I 

m nlal 


As many questions have arisen respecling Fort Pownall, and the death 
of Brigadier Waldo, who occupies a prominent poaition in the history of 
the settlements and the Waldo Patent in Maine, I send to you an'exlract 
from the Boston News Letter of Thursday, May 31, 1759. Besides the 
lighthouse, the only house now on Point Pownall is the one for the light- 
house keeper. Some time since, the place come into the possession of a 
■emi-barbarian, who afterwards was sent to the State Prison for his crimes, 
'He broke down the grave-stones and threw them into the Penobscot 
river, forthe salt water and tide to wear them ; and the graveyard, with 
its numerous graves and several tombs, when I saw it In 1852 was so 
levelled that, though there may be many bodies undisturbed in the lombs, 
no stranger would suspect there bad ever been an extensive burying 
ground at the extreme part of the Poim, The outlines of the Fort, which 
was not very large, were distinct. Flags grew luxuriantly in the ditch. 
Back of the Fort were the outlines of the chapel, where a missionary was 
once stationed ; and in the rear of that probably was the park, a part of 
Vhich was covered with a heavy growth of alders. The Phillips alluded 
to in Ihe extract, wns probably John Phillips, who was graduated at Har- 
vard College in 1736, who was a chaplain and captain at Castle 
'William, son of Rev. George Phillips, of Long Island, and died 9th Jan- 
iiary, 17M7 : — 

" Lost Monday His Excellency our Governor [Pownall] returned from 
tte Penobscot Country, in the Province Ship King George, having hap- 
pily succeeded in the object of His Expedition by taking possession, for 
Ihe Crown, in behalf of this Province, of the King's ancient Rights, and 
establishing the same by setting down a Fort on Penobscot River. His 
Excellency, after having reconnoitred the Country to the bead of the 
first Falls, fix'd upon a high Point of Land that runs across the River ^ 
of a Mile, about seven Miles above the old French Fort at Penlagoet. 
and we hear the Materials being already prepared and framed at Fal- 
mouth, the Fort will be completed in three Weeks or a Month. 

" His Excellency, lodged on Monday Night at the Costle ; and the 
next Day at Noon came up to this Town in the Ca^^tle Barge, the Guns 
M the Castle and the Batteries being discharged, when he put off and as 
be landed, — His Excellency upon his Arrival was received and congrat- 
!d by His Honour the Lieui. Governor, the Members of His Majes- 
■*y'a Council, and a great Number of the civil and military Officers, and 
4ther Gentlemen, who waited upon His Excellency lo the Court House, 
'being escorted by the Company of Cadets, under Arms. 

On Wednesday the 23d Instant the Hontfurable Brigadier General 
Waldo, who went' with His Excellency in his late expedition to Penob- 
scot, drop'd down with an Apoplexy on the March just above the first 
Falls ; and notwitlislanding all the Assistance that could be given, expired 
in a few Moments. — His Excellency had the Corps brought down with 
fcim to the Fort Point, where it was interred in a Vault built for the Pur- 
pose on Friday, with all the Honours due to so faithful n Servant of the 
Public, and so good a Commonwealth's Man as the Brigadier had ever 
to be. — Upon landing the Corps, it was received by a 

uard, and when Procession began the Ship King George fired Half- 

Account Book of John Gay, 


minute Guns 'li! it arrived at the place of Interment : — The ProceBsion 
was lead by an Officer's Guard, next to which the Minister, then the 
Corps carried by the Bargemen of the King George, and the Pal! was 
supported by the principal Officers; The Governor followed as chief 
Mourner, then Officers of the Troops and the Master- Artificers, employed 
in Building the Fori, two and two ; and the whole closed with a Captain's 
Guard: Upon coming to the Ground, the Troops under Arms form'd a 
Circle.' Divine Service was performed, and a Sermon suitable lo the 
awful Occasion preached by the Kevercnd Mr. Phillips : And upon the 
Interment of the Corps, the Guards fired three VoUies over the Grave." 




Who was lorn in Dcdham, Mass., Jul]/ 8, 1699. 


(1 by D. W, PAtTKUBON, of Wosl WiBBted. Cl.i 

This is the Remarks on the weather In the year 176-1 and Espech' 
ally : from : May ; 22 : Day : tlien wee had a plentifvll Rain : and aRer 
that it was very Changabell weather — vcrey Cold and frost y' wind in 
the Northwest with high wind wich Dcyed the Earth Exstreamley : and 
from May : 22 : Day, wee had No rayn to Mison the Earth till Jvly ihe : 
1 : Day at Nite and then wee hod a vary Refreshing Shover willi thvn- 
der and Lyling : Bvt Did not Reach to ovre meting hova as it was Said 
=and then on the : 3 : Day of J uly wee had In the fore part of the Day 
a Nolher Refreshing Shover and lha(,Did goo through the lowne as it was 
Baid^and on the: 4: Day of Jvly wee held as a towne fasl=and the 
poopel Generally attended: mr : Nibloo preached in the fore Noon^ 
from : Isaiah : y' 65 : chapter : & : y' : 8 : vars^: 

mr Smith preached in y' after Noon : •& that from raalachy : The : 
3 : chapter : & : y' part of the 14 varse : those wordsz^yea have Said it 
tis vain to Sarve god. 

and then the Nile after the : 12 Day wee had a plentifvll Rain wich 
held ovt the : 13 t Day : wich fvlly Svpplyed the Earth and then on y' 
15 Day in the after part of the Day a Considarabel Ruyn : and in the 
after part of y= : 15: Day Capt Jewits wife Departed this life and was 
bvried on the 16 Day and mr Smith preached a Sarmon att the meting 
hovs=^& his text was in Devteronomy : 32 chapter and 29 vars : o that 
tfaay were wise that thay vnderstood this that thay wovid Consider their 
latter end. and according to my Jvdgment there was : 300; parsons or 
more alt her Graven And Now the account that: I: keep of iho 
wenlher is on the other leefe. 

And on the 18 : Day of Jvly wee hod Considarabel Rain and Som 
thvnder=but the weather was very liot=: Avgvsl : 2 : Day wee had hard 
thvnder two Smart Shovers and A. violent wind : att thai time it blew over 
John peniors horse hovs — 

Hear is the account what tyme the frost Came in the 17G4 that : in 
Many places Did Kill the Cornc : and : that was in September : the Nile 
after the : 4 : Day : 

and then the Nite after : 16 : Day of the same month the frost Came 
vnavaasaley throvg the C?ntry wich hvrt the ingine Come : and De- 
etroy'd the tobaker. 

1359.] Congregational Church, Hampton, Ct. 169 

135 jKori, from il» Orfranu/dion al tke limt of tht Ordinalion of Rev. Wm. 
B!Uingi, 5tk June, 1723, to Vie 5lh Jane, 1858. 
[CommuuiciLtcd by Jonathak Cl-irk of Hampion, now in his SSlh jrear.) 
Ord'n, Deaih Time of Sbiv, Membtn. 
^ or Uiimiisal. and lDlei>al. M. F. 

Rev. Wm, BillingH ordained and the y, m. d. 

Church organized, - - 5 June, 1723 C* 39 31 

Died, aged 36 yr. 3 m. 5 d. - 20 May, 1733 9 11 15 83 90 

Inlerval when not settled pastor, - - - 11 26 

Rev. Semuel Moseley ordnincd, 15 May, 1734 C. 80 74 

Died aged 83 y. II m. lid. - 20 July, 1791 57 S 11 145 222 

Interval, - - - - - - I 2 31 

Kev. Ludovicus Weld ordained, 17 Oct. J792 

Diamisaed by his reqiieal, - - 2 Mar. 1834 31 4 14 74 158 

Died in Beilville, N. Jeraey, 9 Oct. 

1844, aged 76 y. 27 d. 
Interval, ...... 3 34 

Rev. Daniel Greon Sprague installed 26 May, 1824 

Diamissed by his request, - - 17 April, 1838 13 10 22 39 85 

Interval, - - . - . - 2 4 30 

Rev- Daniel Clark Frost ordoined - 16 Sept. 1840 

Dismiased by his urgent request, - 19 Oct. 1841 1 I 3 3 8 

Interim, ------ 11 2 

Rev. William BamCB ordained ^ - 21 Sept. 1842 

DiBmissed by Council, - - 22 Sept. 1847 5 1 IC 25 

Interval, ---... 55 

Rev. Richard Woodruff atated supply, 37 Feb. 18-18 

Time eipifed Da hired, - - 9 April, 1851 3 1 13 2 3 

Inleival, 4 C 8 C 15 

Rev, George Soule ordained, - 17 Oct. 1855 

Ti[BouptoJune5,"5a,tomttl(el35y8. - - 3 7 19 16 39 

135 years. .Wa 750 

oalea 10 females, admitted in the 502 750 

intervals, to be added, - - 8 10 1253 

510 760—1370 total. 

Baplimu in taid 135 war*. 

M. P. M. F. 

Billings, . 121 119 Barnes, - 9 14 

Moseley, - 651 688 Soule, - 10 39 

Weld, - 204 203 At intervaJs, 86 32 

Sprague, - 74 83 

Froat, - 3 2 Total, 1098 1170 2268 

A*amff of the Dtaeoni in mid 135 t/tara, and when th^ wtrt ehoitn. 

19 June, 1723. John Durgy, from Gloucester, Ms. ; died II Sept. 1739, aged 75. 

do. do. Thomas Marsh, died aged about 7G. 

17 Aug. 17.37. John Clark, from Gloucester, Ms. : d. 9 Nov. 1782, a. 00 ys. 3 d. 

do. do. Wni. Dnrgy. do. do. d. 17 Mar. 1753, a. 53y. Im. 17d. 

2 Oct, 1738. Thomas Stedman, from BrooMine. Ms. ; died aged 77. 

1 Mar. 1744. Ebeneier Griffin, from Newton, Mass. 

* C. Etauds for Bg CoEOianl, 

170 The Zeller FaviUy. [April, 

9 July, 1761. Nath'l Moseley,* fm. Dorchester, Ma. ; A. 7 Mir. 1788, a. 72-3-3. 

SSMkT. 1779. laucBennet, died 17 July. 1817, aged 70. 

16 April, 1788. Ebenezer Moseley.t died 28 Aug. 1854. aged 84 y. 27 d. 

SO Dec. 1315. Abijah Fuller, died 4 Hay, 1834, ared 80 y. 8 m. 29 d. 

35 Sept. 1834, Ariel Sessioiii, died in Chaplin, 3 Oct 1849, a. 80 y. Sm. 23d. 

do. do. Ransom Eingabur^, removed to Pomrret. 

37 April, 1S2S. Rufua Lummis. Tcmoved to Woodstock. 

30 April, 1830. Harvey Lummis, do. do, 

10 April, 1839. Chauncev Bowere, died 20 Sept. 1853, aged 54. 

3 SepL 1841. James W. Sprague. died 23 Sept 1841, aged 04. 

do. do. Lyman Foster, BCting Deacon. 

13 Mar. 1845. Robert 0. Dorance, sick. 

14 Jan. 1854, Atex&ndcr Dorance, acting Deacon. 



The following ia copied from n leaf of Carey's Douny Bible of 1790, and may 
be of inlercBl to some of the deacen Janls of tlie parties named ; — 

John Zeller was bom in Race Street in the city of Philadelphia, Aueoit the 
Ist, 17-9. 

Mnry the wife of the said George Zeller was born in Middtetown (Chester 
County) in the Stale of Pennsylvania, March 24, 1768. 

Zeller son of said Jn". &, Mary, Was born in Race Street in tJie chy 

of Phil* December 1790, in the Bftcmoon. 

Molly, daughter of the said John &. Mary Zcllcr, was bom in Bhlppen Street 
in the city of Philadelphia, April 2, 1792, in the morning. 

Harriot, daughter of the aaid John &. Mary Zeller, was born at Egghsrbour, at 
Pleasant Mills, in Gloucester County, in the State of New Jersey, the 30lli of 
March 1793, in the evening. 

Richard George Zeller, second son of said John and Mary Zeller was bom io 
Gloucester County, Liltle Egghnrbour, at Pleasant Mills, in the Stnle of Neir 
Jersey, Wednesday the day of May 1794, at i past eight o'clock in the 

Mbnnii, 1859. 

ir Frm<i.'IS Jobk9o;< 164)8. [Original in po3Ma»ion of Caxta-tM 
H. Morse.) " Francis Johnson, aged Sixtie years or therabouta Tealifieth and 
sayeth that being at Marbelhead at the house of Mr. Christopher Latimer ihei^ 
was in discorse Mr. Latimer, Mr. Thomaa Harwood, Mr. Charles Smart &. Mr. 
William Dsveall about an Atsehm" that was laid one a p'aell of fishe Si mouse 
[mooee?] skins w" ivns aboard of James Millins bark w^ Atadim" was vpon the 
Accompl of Mr, Jacob Lagey ; and in their discorse I heard Mr. Thomas Har- 
wood say Ihat he did owe Mr. Vsher nothing 4. ihia tish was for a supply to carry 
for the lishennen. Mr. Harwood liJiwise said that he would deliuer the 6she to 
Mr. Legeys Alturnics & goe to the eate nnd fetch more for Mr. Vaher, hot ollred 
his mind ond came nivay to Boston and farther saith not, 

•■ Testified upon oath 39 : 4 : 68, Ei. Bslliaghftm Gov'," 

E. B. O'CiLUGun. 

GoDDABB.— -On the 19th of January 1754, died Rev. David Goddard, of Lei- 
cester, who iefl seven children. He was a son of Hon. Edward Goddard of 
Framingham. On ilie let of February died the Consort of Hon. Edward ; she 
was a sister of Hon. Mr. Stone of Mewton, and tlie Rev. Mr. Slone of Harwich. 
On the 9ih of February succeeding, Hon. Edward Goddard deceased in the 79th 
year of his a^e. |See Reg., p. 36.) These all died of the " dreadful fever," 
which carried off such numbers " in these parts of the Country" about that time. 
—Gttantdfrom Iht Boilon GaitUe of 7\iaday, M. 2G, 1754. 

speech of Dr. Usher Parsons. 


' Islandf Seplem 

Anniveriary of the Battle of Lake Erie. 

S58, the celebration of the Abth 

Dr. Ushfr Parsons, of Providence, R. I., iho Surgeon of ihe flnc-ship Lawreneo ■( 
the time of the battle, on bring tnnvdnced, gave a ilctnilcd anil thrilling nceoant of 
the engagiemeDt, His addreso uraa liateacd to with Ihc most inlcnso interest, and wu 
freqacnily interrupted with cheers that made Iho welkin ring. The following k the 

Ur. Pnmilail aad GlUtiu of die Lake Ulion : 

The survivors of the battle of Luke Erie ben present, have lietened with intenra 
iatereal to the eloquent address just deiivered, and thank ^on most sincerelj for the 
eordial reception you have given to its friendlj and complimentary allnaiona to our 
Krvices on the da; we are cow assembled to commemorate* 

Fortj-fivo years ago, we were hero as spectators and participators in the battle, and 
DOW, in advanced jean, are invited to join a vast number of patriotic citizens, gathered 
from the beantifol and flouriahing cities bordering this Lake, to celebrate the victory 
then gained by oar squadron. 

Wc have come hither, my frienda, lo honor the memory of those who fell in ibM 
eloriou3 conflict, and are alocping under the soil near where wc are now gathered. Wo 
hare come alui lo poy a giateful tribute of respect lo the memory of Commodoro 
Perry and liia aisorinliia in the battle, who Iibto since paaacd away in llie ordinary 
ooursB of hninan life. And jou, citizens of the I^ko shore, have sought out and invi- 
ted hero a litilo remnant of Burvivora to bless our eyes with the evidences of your 
pneperit)' and happinesB, and to warm out hearts with tokens of nsfinranee thai oar 
toils and peril of life on that ovanlful day are not forgotten. Wonld (o God tliat more 
hod been spared to particigiate with na in tbeu generous dcnonstrnlions of gratitude 

That victory derives a general interest from the fact that it was the first ei 
onr infant navy, iti fleet or squadron. In eombats with single ships, we had bnmble4 
the pride of Great Britain. The Guerriere, Java, and Macedonian, had snrrcndered to 
onr itars and stripes. Bnt here, on yonder waves, that nation was taught the nnes- 
peeled lesson that we could conquer them in squadron. But this battle derives a 
pHtJcalar interest from its bearing on the war of 1812, and from the relief it brought to 
ynnr ihorei ; — in wresting the tomahawk and scalping knife from savage hands ; — 
ihieldiDg a frontier of three handred miles from assaults and conflai^mtionB of a com- 
bined British and savage foe ; — opening the ^tes of Maiden to General Harrison's 
•nny, that enabled it to pursue and capture the only army that was captured daring the 
war; and in restoring to us Detroit, and the free navigation of the upper Lakes. 

My friends, you have read, end your lathers have told you the story of this Tirtoty. 
Tet, from the mterest yon still manifest by coming here in thronging mnllitndcs, as 
well as by the expressed wish of some present and of the press, it is apparent that yoa 
— .-.L .!._ j_.._ .1... '^--eafiBr relate it 

wish the stoiy tone repented, probably with the 
to your children, as coming from a spectator of the 
sketch of the battle. 

) shall not deioia you with a history of the const 
ion, and of the many diStcultics encountered, bnt 
twenty-five days before the action, and onr 

; I will, therefore, give a brief 
lUd equipment of the sqnnd- 
: between Maiden and 

Sandusky, and receiving, near the latter place, a visit from Gen. Harrison and suite, 
prepatatorr loan attack on Maiden. 

Early in the morning of the 10th of September, 1813, while we lay at anchor in this 
Bar, a cry came from mast-head — " Sail I hot" All hands leaped from their bcnhl, 
onj in a few minutes the cry was repeated, until six sail were announced. Signal 
was made to the squadron — " Enemy in light! gel undrricai/!" and soon the hoarsa 
Mund of trumpets and shrill pipe of the boatswains resounded thronghont onr squadron 
with " all handi up anchoT ahog I " 

In passing oat of this Bar, it was deslrahle to go to the led of yonder islet, bnt on 
being notified by Sailing Master Taylor that adverse winds would prevent, the Commo- 
A-,.^ _r.i:..^ rin Ik... ..f .Q [],£ right, for this day I am determined lo meet and fight 



■ >. 1 

Speech of Dr. Usher Parsons. 



( BriiUh 

There were nine Amorican vesBcIs, cnn7lng St gnOB and 400 men, and s 
TOaaela carryLDg 63 gum and 91 1 men. 

At the bend of our line were the Scorpion, Cept. ChampUn. and Ariel, Lient. Packet 
— next the flag-ship Lavrtnee, o( 20 guns, lo engage Iho Aag-ehiii Detroit ; the Cale- 
donia to ligbt ue Hanter; the NioiiArH, of 3D guns, lo engage the Qneen Charlotte, 
and Uatlj, three small Teucls to light the I.adj Proroat, of 13 guns, and Littlv Belt, of 
3 ganB. Our fleet moved on to attack the encmT, diatani, at 10 oVIoric, about fire 
milos. The Commodore now produced iho Bar^, or lighting Bag, hitherto concealed 
in the ship. It was inscribed with large white letters on a bine ground, le^blo 
throaghout the tqnadron — " Dvh'I giire up Iht Ship I" — the last worda of the expiring 
Iiawrcnco, and now lo bo hoisted at the mast'licod of the vesael bearing hU name. A 
■piriled appeal waa made to the crow, and up went the flag to the fore-rojal, amid 
hearty checra rupeat^ ihrongbout this squadron — and the dmms and fifes atnick np 
the thrilling sound — all hamli to qvarlin. The hatches or pafsage-waT to the deck 
were now doied, excepting a small aptrture ten inches sqnarc, through which light was 
admitted into the Surgeon's room, tor receiving the woanded, the lloor of which waa 
on a level with the eorface of the Lake, and exposing them to cannon halls bb much aa 
if thcj were on deck. 

Ereiy preparation being made, and every man at hia station, a profound alienee 
reigned more than an hoar, the moat trying part of Ihc accno. It was like the slillDDS* 
that prcccdea the hanicBQO. The fleet moved on steadily till a quarter before 11, 
when tho awful anspcnse was relieved by a shot aimed at us from the Detroit, abont 
on* mile distant. Ferry made mare sail, and comitig within caniater diatanee, opened 
> rapid and dcalmclivo lire upon the I>etroiI. The Caledonia, Capt. Tamer, followod 
the Lawrence in gallant style, and the Ariel, Lient. Packet, and the Scorpion, Ur. 
Champlin, fought nobly and effectively. 

The Niagara failing to grapple with the Queen, llie Utter vessel shot ahead to lira 
npon the I^wrence. and with the Detroit, aimed ilicir broadsides exclusively upon her, 
hoping and intending to sink her. At last thej mode her a complete wreck ; forta- 
nntely, however, the Commodore escaped withont ininrv, and stepping into a boat wiih 
bis fighting flag thrown over his shoulder, ho pushed o^ for the Kiagam amid a ahower 
of cannon and musket balls, and reached that vessel nnicatbcd. He fonnd her a fresh 
vesBol, with only two, or at most, three petaons injorcd, and immediately aent her 
commander to llasten up the small veiscU. Perry boarded ihe Niagara when ^e wu 
abreast of the Lawrence, and further from her than the Detroit was on her right. Tha 
Lawrence now dropt astern and hanled down her flag. Perty turned the Niagara's 
coarse toward ilic enemy, and crossing the hows of the Lawrence, bore down nead- 
foremoBt to the enemy's line, determined to break through it and take amking poaiiioii. 
The Detroit attempted to turn, so as to keep her broulsidc to the Niagara, and avoid 
being raked, but in doing this, she fell against the Queen, and got entangled in her 
rigging, which left tho enemy no alternative hut to strike both ships. Perry now ibot 
further ahead near tlie Lady Provost, which, from being crippled in her rodder, had 
drifted out of her place to the leeward, and was pressing forward toward the head oT 
the British line to support (he two ships. Une broadside from the Niagara silenced her 
battery. The Hunter next struck, anil Ihe two smollcr vet«;ls in attempting to escape, 
were overhaaled bv the Scorpion, Air. Champlin, and Trip, Mr. Holdup, and iJtiu 
ended the action, sfterS o'clock. 

Let US now advert for a moment to the scenes exhibited in Ihe flag-ship Lawrence, of 
which I can apeok as an eye-witness. The wounded began to come down before she 
opened her battery, and far one, I fcrlt impatient at the delay. In pivper time, how- 
ever, at it proved, the dc^s of war were let looao fnun their Ictah, and it seemed ai 
thongh heaven and earth were at log^crbeada. For more than two hours, little could 
be heard but the deafening timndcra of our broadsides, the crash of balls dashing 
through our timbers, and the ahricks of the woanded. These were brought down faster 
than 1 could attend to them, farther than to stay Ibe bleeding, or snpport a shattered 
limb with splints, and pass them forward upon the bcrtli«icck. 

When the battle had raged an hour and a half. 1 heard a call for me al the small sky- 
light, and stepping toward it, I saw the Commodore, whoae countenance was as calm 
and na placid as if on ordinary duty. "Doctor," said he, "send mo one of your 
men," meaning one of the six stationed with me to assist in moving the woonded. 
In five minutes the call was repeated and obeyed, and at the seventh coll, I told him ha 
hod all my men. Bo aaked if there were any sick or wounded who eonld pall a rope, 
when two or three crawlal upon deck lo lend a feeble hand in palling at the last cans. 

The hard Jlghling terminated abaut 3 o'clock. As the smoke cleared away, the two 
fleets were found mingled together, the small vessels having come up lo the othen. 
The shattered Lawrence, lying to the windward, was once more able to hoist her flag, 
which was cheered by a few feeble voices on board, making a melancholy sound com- 
pared with the boisterons cheers that preceded the battle. > 


Speech of Dr. Usher Parsons. 

The proQcl, thongll paioTnl Hatj, of taking poseeasion of Ihe conqnercd ships, was 
now pcrfonncd. The Detroit vaa acarl}r ditmuutW, and the dcstractioD and carnage 
had been dreadM. The Qacen was in a condition little better — BTerr commander 
tuid lerond in command, m;b Barclay, in his official report, waa cither killed or 
wotmded. The whole nnmber killed in the British fleet, was fortj-one, and of 
wonnded, ninoty-fonr. In the American fleet, twcnly-seTen killed, and uinety-Bii 
noiinded. Of me twcntj-Kvon killed, twcnlj-two wotb on board the Lawrence ; and 
«f the njtietj-six wonnded, sixty-one n'cra on board this eame ship, making eighty-three 
killol and wonnded onl of 101 reported lit Tor daty in ibc Lawrence on the morning of 

■ — j„j, killed, and twcntr *' '— ' — ' 

-« killed or wounded ni 

the battle, On hoard [be I^iagara 
twenlT-flro, and of these, twcniy-two wi 

AI>onC fonr o'clock a boat was dia 
Commodore was racogniied in her, wl 

cnty-^reo wounded, making 
d ni'tor Fert7 took command 

Ibedeck w 

'ctcd approaching the Lawrence. Soon tlie 
was rclnmirg to resume the command of his 
int of her crew should bate the privilege of 
Iritish offlcers. It was a timewf conHicling 
'hen he stepped npon the deck. Tbe bnttlo was won, and ho was safe, but 
(s slippery with blood, and strewed with tlio bodies of twenty offlccrt and 
of whom sat at (able with us at our last meal, and the ship resounded with 
tbe gioatu of the wounded. Those of us who were spared and able to walk, met him 
at tbe gangway to welcome bim on board, but Ihe salalation was a silent one on both 
■idea — not a word could find nttcrance. And now tbe British officers arrived, one 
from each vesflel, lo tender their submission, and with it their swords. When they 

approached, picking tbcir way among the wreck and camace "' *''" ''""'' ""''' *' 

bdts lownrd Perry, tbcj tendered them lo his acceptance. Wi 
emn air, and with a low tone of voice, be requested them to 
inquired with deep concern for Commodore Dnrclay and the wounded oOii 
tlicm every comfort bis ship atfonled, and expressing bis regret that 

^ of the deck with their 
dignified and sol- 

1, that ho only had one on duty for (ho Sect, and that 

^ deaths ; a rclult so favorable 
}n> sent ofFlo us from tbe Ohio 
an awning on the deck until we 
le devoted nltention of Commo- 

tpare medical officer lo send them, 
OBt had bis hands fntl. 

Among the ninety-six wounded there occm-reil thn 
ms Utribntablo to the plentiful supply of fresh proviai 
■bore; to fresh air, — the wounded being ranged under 
urired at Erie, ten days after the action, and also to tl 
dore Perry to every want. 

Those who were killed in the battle were thai evening committed to iho deep, and 
over them was read the impressive Episcopal servi-ce. 

On the following morning the two fleets sailed into this hay, where the slain officcn 
of both were buri^ in an appropriate and aflectirg manner. They consisted of tlireo 
Americans, Lieutenant Brooks and midshipmen l^nb nod Clarke, and three Briiisb 
oSeen, Captain Finnis and Lieotenanl StoVes of the Queen, and IJeutanant Garland 
of the Detroit. Equal respect was paid to the slain of both nations, and the crews of 
botb fleets united in the ceremony. The procession of boats, with two bands of music, 
tbe slow and regular molioa of the oars, striking in exact time with the notes of tbo 
•olctnn dirge, tlie moumfnl waving of flags and sound of minute gnus from tbe ships, 
prctenied a striking contrast lo the scene presented two days before, when both the 
living and the dead, now forming in this solemn and fraternal train, were engaged in 
flarcE and liloody sirifti, burling at each other the thunderbolts of war. 

On the eighth day after the action, ihe Lawrence was dispalched to Erie with the 
wonnded, where we received a cordial welcome and kind hospitality. The remainder 
of tbe vessels conveyed Harrison's army to Maiden, where they found Ihepublic stores 
in Qames, and Proctor with his army in hasty retreat. Fernr Joined Qjurison as m 
Tolnntecr aid, who with our troops, chiefly from Ohio and Kentucky, overtook and 
captured the onny. Perry then accompanied Harrison and Commodore Barclay to 
Eric, where they landed amid peals of cannon and shouts of the multilnde, and Irom 
tbence be proceeded lo Rhode Island. 

Commodore Ferry served two years as commander of the Java, taking with bim 
most of the sarrivors of the Lawrence. Ho after this commanded a squadron in tbe 
West Indies, where he died in 1819. 

Fossessed of faigh toned morals, he was above the low dissipation aid senBuatity loo 
prsvalent with some officers of his day, and in his domestic character was a model of 
etery domestic virtue and grace. Uw literary acquirements were respectable, and bit 
taste refined, Ue united the graces of a manly beauty to a lion heart, a sound mind, a 
tafe judgment, and a firmness of purpose which nothing could shake. 

Bat tnis intelligent audience already know and appreciate bis noble virtnes and 
honor his glorious achievements. The maps of your shores and inland towns and 
counties are inscribed with bis name ; and the noble Slate of Ohio and Iho United 


speech of Dr. Usher Parsont. 




SlntM, are ahoat lo decorate the walla of their respectire capilols with ipkndid repre- 
centBtiona of tbe battle wu are tliia day comincMiiom(ing. 

My rricnils, in the Dame and behalf of tbu citizens of Rhoda Island, I lender f on 
their gratcrd nckaawledi^cnts for tha honor done that little Slate on thii intereiiing 
oceuion. She aent hither tbo comtnandcr of the Equadron, and a majority of tha 
offlcere nud men. She glories in ibe I'ictory gained, and regards the name and fama 
of bcr gallant son as one of her clioiecst jewels, and will ever cheritih gratefnl aenti- 
menli towards those tvho respect and honor his mt^inory Yoii have come hither, my 
friends, for this holy pnrpose from all tlic cities of the lake shores, and uc about to la; 
the comer stone nf a mooumcDt to peipetuale hia memory and fame. Though thcio 
will oatlive atructurea of marble or ai bronze, yet rest assured [bat iho lutuetla of 
Rhode Island will hail with delight the report of this day's tmnsaetions, and i» their 
future weil«m pilgrimagea will Hnger about this spot and invoke Hcaren's choieeat 
blesf inga on you in retnrn for your genorouB magnanimity. 

Old compatiions in the conflict, I rejoice to aoa joa and ooee mora take yoa by ths 
hand, and a mgro fitting occasion than the proaent could bardly occur or be conccirvd 
of. In the dnyg of our youth we eamo to Uie rescue of this Lake, and to ruiiat in 
restoring peace to the frontier. A kind Providence has Iroaatcoualy prolonged our 
days beyond man's allotted period of existence, and noir, after tbc lapse of nearly half 
a century, permits us to revisit the place where important socnea tran^ired in otir eorlj 
years, and to unite in celebrating the victory achieved by our much loved comtnander. 
We joyfully snney the wonderful changes and improvements that have occurred sinco 
the warof 1812. BnSulo was then a populous village, bat soon after a heap of ashei. 
Erie contained but a score of dwoUinga. Cleveland was a eluatur of log cabins, San- 
daxky tho same, Toledo was nowhere, and Detroit in possession of the enemy ; ahd 
not ft single Atnericon vessel was left on tbe laltcs, on which to hoist oar stars and 

And what do we behold now ? A ponnlation increased an hundred fold : nuguifi- 
eent and prosperous cities, loOy spires and domes on temples of worship i colleges and 
leminaries of leamiog ; extensive commerce ; railroads diverging and intersecting in 
all directions ; the wbito outspread wings of commerce gliding to and fro, and freighted 
with the exhaustless products of the North and North-west, — aye, and ploughing yon 
crystal waves, once shrouded in the smoke of our cannon, and crimsoned wiu the 
blood of our companions- 
Old IVicnds, we part to-day, probably lo meet no more. Our memories of tho post, 
and the happy experiences of this celebration, fill our hearts with grateful and tendtr 

I hearts with g 
o gild the evening twilight of oar days. I 


le happy c: 

tionale farewell. 

At the conrluiiDH of Br. Parsona's addresa and the nine hearty cheers that followed, 
a patriotic song, prepared fbr the occasion, was sung by Ossian E. Dodge and tha 
Barker family: and Mayor Starkweather, of Cleveland was then announced, and 
addreated the aitemhlago in a spirited and patriotic speech. 

[Prom Boston News Letter, 26th Sept., 1754.] 
His Excellency at his late risit to Taeonnd and CiuAenoc, nam'd the Fort 
lately erected al the former of those Places Fort H.'VLlFAX.and that at the lat- 
ter, Fort WESTERN; and the Ceremony of naming the former was perTorm'd 
by his Eicellency's laying the Corner Stone, tlie Garrison being drawn up under 
Arms ; aflcr which he drank success to Port Halifcu ; which was acconded by ft 
general Discharge of the Cannon thcro, 

Tht iTueriptiott upon tbe SUme lin/'d ly Hi» EjedUncy it atfoUowt, 

Quod fellK fnustum<i; sit 


Hunc Ispidetn posuit 


Hub auapiciis 


Comitis de HALIFAX; 


Quotquot sunt Ditionis BRITANNIC^, 

Pet AMERICAM Utramque, 

Prftefeci) ait^ Patroni Itli]atri«Bimi. 

Die 3 Stpltmbru, A. D. 1754. 




I, former!;/ Pastor of the Congre- 
;onn. With some account of his 

Memoir of the Rev. William Robinso 

gational Church in Southington, 

Aneeatori in this country. By his 

aa man u script, Tor private distribution. New York : 1859. pp. 314. 

Though proftssedl; a biographj, we hiiTe here \a much of Bottod genmlngy na oflen 
OMara in a book of this eiie, Tbe fumilj ia traced to Williun RobinfoD of Uurcheater, 
■nil the preTslent idea of n connection betwesn him nnd the Puritan divine of Leyden 
n iboVD to be without a ehivtow of roundation. The same codcIusIou is arrived at oa 
to tlie claim of Abraham Robinsm of Gloucester to such a parentage ; and Tie apprs- 
oiate the candor of tbe author in slating clearlj thi? truth, however unpalatable. 

A oonaiderable epace ia given to the biography of Rev. Joho Bnbinson of Dmbury, 
Bod to tlie allied Ctmilies of Wolcott, Mosely, Mills, Norton, Strong, and Hooker. The 
reat of tbe volume ia mainly devoted to tbe character and labors of the Rov. WiUiua 
Bobinson, wbo seems to have been ■ man of great abilities and etreDgtb of cbaracter. 

We congratulate the members of the bmily that the task of editing their snuaU haa 
Gillen into such competent hands. 

The Congregational Quarterly. Vol. 1, No. 1.- Conducted, under the 
sanclioi) of ilie Cougregalionnl Library Association, by Revs. J. S. 
CI.ABK, H. H. Dexteb, and A. H. Qnim. Boston : 1859. 

We are led to notice the appearance of this new reljfpous quarterly, from the ftut 
that its ptnn embraces much matter of historical value. Thus, in the present number, 
wi have a biographical Bbotch of the famous Thomas Prince, the aiuialist, which cod- 
Uini many Ihcts, from original sources, never befbre made public. The tables, also, 
of items relative to Congr^ational clergymen, contain much which wll! hereafter assist 
the genealogist 

We trust that tbe editon will not shrink fhim tbe task they have assumed, hut will, 
by examining into the lives of the fiimoua divines of the past two centoriee, make 
laloable CDUtribaliona to historical knowledge. I4o other periodical can, with such 
propriety, devote the necessary space to these in'vestlgstionB,' and the results will be 
of more value than those theologioal disausaions on atistruse points wbioh so often uvw- 
load tbe pages of religious magaiinea. 

The influence eierted by the ministry on the enrly history of New England caDDDt 
be overlnalied by any student, acd the lives of those who have contribated to the pros- 

E'ly and standing of our country deserve a pTOpec memorial. The lives of 8am. 
her, Byles, Sewatl, Pemberton, Hancock, and a score of others, will furnish the 
biographer with material to amuse and interest his reader. 

Let us hope, then, that the wnductors of tlie new tnagajdno will avail of the oppor- 
tonity to possess themselves of a yet untrodden path of research. 

Tbe opening article on Prince la very good, its only defect being a tendency to specu- 
latiaD apon the motive of the subject of tbe sketch — a matter concerning which each 
man must Judge for bimself, according to his acquaintance with the tenor of Prince's 
irrilinga. We cannot suffer to pass unchallenged, however, the following notice of the 
Prrnoe Library — slating that there remain " a fl:w remnants garnered partly in the 
Cbapel of the Old South Church, and a ftiw musty shrods of it stowed away in tbe. 
rooms of the Massachusetts Historical Society, .... its treasures have eiltier l>ceu 
destroyed, or barbarously mutilated and suffered tobll into decay." We tlunk that the 
cue is a tittle overstated, as iu 184T a catalogue was priutcil giving the titles of 1523 
books and bondlea of books, with 269 in the keeping of the Maaaocbusetls Historical 
Society, making in all proltably 2000 t« 25IM) of these precious volumes. 

We have now to offer a plan which we commend especially to the pastor of (he Old 
SoDlb, as his biogr«phy has shown bis interest in the labors of Prince, and his deure 
lo perpetuate his name. This library, even in its present form, is of incalculable value 
to the historian. The church and society is one of the wealthiest, if not the wealthiest, 
in Boston. Let tho church, therefore, place a liberal constructiun upon Prince's will, 
and provide a room where tlic«8 prBCiona works may t>e acceaaJble^ At present, neilber 
portion of them can be seen by the public, and there is a moral obligation upon tbe 
cbnioh to taJte the propel steps to preserve tike truat committed to them. If they an 
icfl); nublsi lot i^m say so, anj we iriU egroe sow U obtain u .ipoaiktiiiiL n*d7 to 


assume tlii ch^irge on the tenna ne propose. Take, fur iDBlonco, the CoogrcgatJonsl 
Librftr; Aasociutioa ; their abject is identical vith that of our euppoeed aocjetjr. W« 
venture to soy that for a itsry moderate rent tbey will devote a room in Ihair almost 
fire-proof buitding to the Prince Libriirr, and keep it open for the iospection of alL 
When such a course is adopted, aoDlributioDS will flow m, and restore the department 
of New England theology, at leail, to its prisCiiiQ glory. With such a nueieus, a cal- 
lectioD without a riinl can easily tie tbrmed. 

Our country clergymen have often oppoctanities to collect a few rare volumes, without 
cost, which, we renturo to say, the; will be glad to add to such a laudable attempt to 
honor Faritan divines. So ri<a] need be feared : the Public Library has loo many 
other hnmchiM of literature to attend to j our historical societies, iJsa, embrace too 
extensive a field to perfect this. Let us see, then, the Piince Librai? once phwed in a 
proper position, and «c cannot doubt the euccess of the enterprise, nor meason the 
UDooot of prospective good which will attend its successful cfitablisbmant. 

A Genealogical Register of the Descendants, in Ilie Male line, of David 
AtwattT, one of ike original Planters of JVeio Haven, Conn., to the 
Fifth Generation. Now Iluven : 1851. pp. 26 and 4. 

We have passed the time when we felt bound to apologiie for omiasaons in our record 
□f Iktnily histories published ; and we can only aay, now, that our readers wilt End tha 
contents of thia work as yaluable, as tbongh we had apprised them of ita appearance at 
the proper time. It is a clear and concise aocount of the descendants of David Atwater, 
who, as his brother Joshua's bmily in believed hi b« citincl, may be regarded as the 
progenitor of all who bear the name in America. Wo preaume the pamphlet yna com- 
piled by the Kev, Edward £. Atwater of New Haven. 

Steele Family ; a Genealogical Hittory of John and George Steele {let- 
tUra of Hartford, Conn.), 1635-6, and their Descendants. With an 
Appendix, containing Genealogical Information respecting other Fam- 
ilies of the name teho settled iu different parts of the United Slates. 
By Dakiel Steele Durbie, Librarian of Wisconsin Stato Historical 
Society. Albany: Muusell and Rowland. 1S59. pp- 1-15. 

As to the mechanioal execution of this boob, it is enough to say that it is printed bj 
Mansetl, Gir no one surpasses him in his department ; as to the contents, we will pro- 
ceed lo a brief eipomtion. The work lias occupied Mr. Durrie, and his friend, the lat« 
Cr. A. J. Skilton, about ten years, and their investigations have borne fruit, in thia 
volume, which will take rank with the best yet publiehed. 

The Steeles tire by no means of one stock ; John and George are Iwlieved [q. have 
been brothers, as they caiao together lo this country, settled iu Cambridge, and removed 
to Hartford together. Their fiunllies are numt>ered and traced side by side. But there 
are also desceodaats of Thomas 6teel« of Boston, of ThomM Stoele of Londonderry, 
Sleeles of Mew York, Virginia, and many other places, connected only by the name, 
but yet all have been carefully and industriousty tmccd out We da not recollect any 
other genealogy which possesses such on army of unallied &milics, and we trust that 
the example set wil! lie widely followed. Wo have not much to say fiirther in eom- 
tnendation of the work ; we have so recently expressed our opinion of the reqnirementa 
to be fulfilled befhre a genealogy can he ranked as good, that the highest proLsc we can 
give-^and we are happy to give it in the present esse — is, that the book is fully equal 
to those which have preced^ it. 

Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons mho have died in the 
United States, for 1857. By Hon. Nathan Chosbt. Boilon : Phil- 
lipB, Sampson and Company. 1858. 8vo. pp. 432. With two 

gteaninga ue ohiofljr bom the new^pen of the d*]r, wttti wewoual •! 

^^^ Dei 

'- Milogiat, Bennons, and other publications. It is tcU to hnvc them thus pcrmiueiiCly 
pnaerred, for !□ sacb a form th«y tWoisb valuable material for referrucc. The com- 
piler in tnilh remarka, (hat " the miDie, (he Ul^, tie ioHuence of ever; msji makes a 
part of Ibe histAiy of the timea." There aro uuui; in tbis collection, hovcTer, vbo 
Here without doubt worth; and respectable people, to whom Ke should hardly conoede 
the t«nn "eminent persons." Some fiftj p^en at the close of the work are devoted to 
sketches of individunlB who died preTiouB to 1857. 

We would here make a suggeatioD, applicable in its nature to the Better w to 
the work before us. It is well known that BlaCementa gnthered from newapapera and 
miscellancooa pnblications are not bo reliable ns direct communicstiona from well in- 
formed Dorrespondenta. We therefore solicit, for our obituary columns, the aid of 
patrons disposed to co-operate with us, in famishing brief notices of their deeeoMd 
aequsintances and fHenda, that «a maj be enabled more fa]lj to perfect this depart- 

A Journal of the Expedition to Qaehee, in the year 1775, under Hie com- 
mand of Co). Benedict Arnold. By James Melvin, a private in Capt. 
Dearborn's company. New York : 1857. pp. 30. 

■y of Woikinglon : from the first day of October, 1789, to the tenth 
day of March, 1790. From ihe original manuscript, now first printed. 
New York: 1858. pp. 89. 

These two volnmefl are printed for a club of seven gantlemeo of Kew York, whOM 
intention is to oontinuo the series. Thej hiTe been tortunale in their selection of the 
initiatory volumes, and hove preserved dooumenls well worthy of the prctferenoe. 

The bonks are issued in a beautiful fiirm; and, us the small number of the im- 
pressions will always make them sought for and prixed by the lover of choice works. 
we must congratulate those who are bo fortunate as to be on the list of reeipienta of the 
Toltunea. We ore glad to see the taste (be such bibliogrftphic nuitiea on the increase, 
«nd trust that the example tlius set by our New York friends will find imitalors in 
New Eiigtnud, since many of the most valuable contribuCiona to our history can only 
«ce the light through the liberal!^ of a few generous patrons of this branab of 

An Historical Sketch of the Church Missionary Association of the' 
r Eastern District of the Diocese of Mastachusetts. By the Rev. WiL- 

W LiAH Stevens Pebbt. Published by the request of the Association. 

W Boston : 1859. pp. 39. 

A Strmon preached Ocloher 31, 1858, the Sunday after the Fortieth An- 
"■ nivertary of his Ordination. By Alvan Lamson, D. D., Pastor of the 
i First Church and Pariah in Dedhsm. Boston: Crosby, Nichols and 
1 Company. 1859. 8vo. pp. 63. 

In this discourse. Dr. Lamson, with becoming candor and pertinency, reviews his 
minislerial labors for the two score years be has been connected with the first cbnroh 
in Dedhnm. He is the Bcvenlh minister of that ancient society — the Srst five of wliom 
died while sustaining the psAtoral office. The average duration of their ministries was 
B D-actioDover thirty years. Rev. Jnaon Haven, the fifth minister, preached his fortieth 
onaiversary sermon in 1706, The length of his pastorate was forty-seven years Mid 
Mven months. 

The pnblic were befbre indebted to Dr. Lamson for his valuable discourses delivered 
November Igth, 1836, on the completion of the second century from the gathering of 
the First Church. Since the publioation of those sermons, important additional infor- 
maUou baa been obtained, particularly in relation to the first three pastors of the 
church — Allin, Adams, and Belcher. Some of these fikcis are introduced into the 
lii, which occupies more than one half the pamphlcL A copy of Mr. Allin's 
^TWt Wtire, iUostinted witli some appropriate historioal and genealogical notes. 



On the 3d of Januarf, I8G8, oc oucasion of tho reopening of the chureli, nn liistorioiil 
BermoQ Ktta deliTei'eil liy the pBslor. A greater pnrt of that discouree is here printed. 

Vie >irc pleased to luurn that Dr. E^mson is engaged in making n iclectinn of hia 
Taluabte papers tbr ropabUcution in one volume. Many of the artideg hnTe been 
printed in the Chrietian Eiaminer. This work will be etpccially welcomed by ILe 
man; (fiends of Dr. L. who appreoiatn hla Bcholarly attiunmeots aad Christi&a flutb- 

Od page 57, U is Btnted, erroneovistj, that Samacl, son of Rev. Joseph Deleher, went 
from Milton, Mass., to Windham, Conn, This miatako originated in printing thenrlicla 
for the Register, vol. i.i.,page S3^,fn>Di which article Dr. LamsoD quotes. Mr. Belcher 
removed frum Milton to the town of Windsor. 

An Addrrta on the Life and Character ofJamts Deane, U. D., of Green- 
fdd^ Mass., AuguU 4, 1858. By Henry I. Bowditch, M. D. Green- 
field ; H. D. Mi^ic^k and Company, printers. 1858. 6vo. pp. 45. 
This address is a tribute of cordial fHendehip to a manly seal, and a ^thfnl and 
rnaefnl delineation of the ohi^racter of " the beloied phyBician." It was delitered in 
Qrecnfleld, to a large gathering uf the aitizens of that and the adjoining towns, in thai 
" benntifal ralley, and near 3ie Btream made doubly Cunoos by traditionary lore and 
by his own labors." 

Dr. Ueane was bom in Coleraine, Mosa. He possessed a pturaonate lore of nature. 
" The house in which he was bom wn^ humble to the hkst degree, but it was placed 
most magnificently, nearly on tho summit of one of the highest hills in that vicinity. 
Every morning, as the child caoic Gtrth from the cottage to wash his ro^ yonng boe 
at the ample stone basin, hi-wn out by nature, and placed near the well-sweep Kir the 
convenienao of tho whole bmily. his eyes were greeted with a gorgeous burst of nature 
in her sublimost form." Here Ilie grandeur of the surrounding soenery BUggtsted to 
his su!iceptible young heart Ideas of serene beauty and of Ood. 

The severe struggles made by him to obtain an education, and the great obstaclts he 
snrmountol in the study of bis pro&aatoo, are faithfully portrayed. He became emi- 
nent particuhirly as a surgeon, but was perhaps more widely known from his papers 
comiQunioated U> the Academy of Arta and Saiencee, the Smitluoulan Institution, awl to 
various scientific journals, on the tbasil ftiotprints of the valley of the Conneotiant. 
Dr. Deane also contributed many vnlicable papers to the Boston Medical and Surgical 
Journal. A list of his acientifio and medical papers arc given by Dr. Bowditch in an 
appendix to his addrosa. 

la 1(*35, Dr. Deane first began his researches of fossil footprints. At that time some 
slabs of stratified sandsMne were brought from Turner's Fam to Oreenfleld, to be used 
for sidewalks in that village. To the casual observer they Beemcd like bird tracks, but 
Dr. Deone alone recogniicd them na Teriloble footprints. He seems, from that moment, 
to have seised upon on eiamiiiatian of tJio whole subject with a never-yloldmg 
enthusiasm. He communioBted with various scientific men, in this and other countries, 
giving a statement of his discoveries ; and at the time of his death, had partially 
completed a veiy filt) account, illustnated by drawings of his own of various specimena 
of his discoveries, for the Smithsonian loslilntiou. 

HUtory of the Rise, Progress, and Comummation of the Rupture which 
now dicides the Congregational Clergy and Churches of Massaehuaelts, 
in a Discourse delivered in the First Church in Deerfcld, Mass., 
September 22, 1857, the day preceding the Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
AiUhor^s Ordination. By Samuel Willahd, Greenfield : 1858. 8vo. 
pp. 42. 

A Valedictory Discourse, delivered in the First Church, Beverly, July 4, 
1858. By Christophek T. Thayer. 8vo. pp. 52. 

A Sermon preached on the Twetity-Fifth Anniversary of his Ordination 
as Pastor of the Second Church in Boston, Mass., Sunday, Dec. 5, 
1858. By Chandler Bobbins, D.D. With an Appendix. Boston: 
Crosby, Nichols and Company. 8vo. pp. 47. 


Kit. For nQirl; fort; jeaia be bos been depriTed of bis siglit to Buch a degree as to 
QDkble ki read or write, and Ibr a quarter of a ceutniy or more bos booi totall}' 
blind. In 1820, lie asked and receiteil a diflmiBeion from his people. The subject of 
tbe discourse is indicalod by the title page. The theme well served the author to draw 
oat reminiaccneea of interest to those who wish iniumiation in regard to our cccleuaati- 
eal hietorj at th« begianing of the present centui?. 

Mr. Thnjer ciyea a retrospect of hia oigbt-nnd-twentf years labor in the minigtr; 
Bt Beverly, He furnishes us, also, witb sketches of his predeceseora in the pastoral 
office — Jobn Hole, ordained in IDGT; Tbomas Blowcn, who succeeded him in ITOl; 
Joseph Chnmpuey, ord^ed in 1T2U; Juwpb Willard, in 17T2, who in niD« years r»- 
aigaed for the presidaney of Harvard College; Joseph UcKeon, ordained in 1786, 
aftorwanl the fiint preeidoDt of Bowdoia College; Abici Abbot, who settled there in 
]S03 — these ininistries, witli the one just oloaed. averaged more than a quarter of I, 
MDtnry in duration. Prominent among the lajmea of tbat soojety, noticed by Hr. 
Thayer, are the names of Robert Hole, Natban Dane, Joshua Fisber, Oobert lUntool, 
Moaes Brown, and othei?. Id that society, in 1810, was established wbat Rer. Mr. 
Thayer ulaims as the first regular Sunday school in New England, and perhaps tlirsugb- 
Ont Christendom. 

The members of the psrisli, in a oommunicntiao to their retiring pastor, reciproo4te 
tbe kind sentiments eipressed by him in liis discourse. 

I>r. Bobbins, in 1861, deliiered two liiscourses, conunemomtiTe of the two hundred 
and first anniversary of tfie Second Cbnrch. These discDorses, containing much his- 
torical information and details in relation to that ohuruh and its minislers, were pulj- 
lished in a Tolame of 320 pages, with portraits. On the present oocosioD it woe con- 
•idered, by the preacher, unnecessary to attempt giving a history of tbeir church affairs 
fcr the quarter of a oentaij he had been with them. He briefly reviews, however, 
"tbe most important events which have affected the welbre of the ehureh " doring 
tluit period', and gathers up "some of the general impressions" of his " minislerial 
upeneDce." Id the appeodii is on affectionate tribute lo the memory and services 
of the late Rev. Francis I'arkmnn, D. D., of the old North Church, who, at the ordi- 
nation of Dr. Bobbins in 1833, gave the right ha.nd of fellowship. 

Cenms of the Inhabilanls of ike Colony <f Rhode Island and Providence 
Plantations, taken hy order of the General Assembly, in the year 1774; 
and bij the General Assembly of the State ordered to be printed. Ar- 
ranged by John R. Bartlett, Secretary of Stale. Providencu ; 1B66> 
pp. a38. 

The title page of thU book gives so clear on idea of ilscontents, that we have only 
to add, thai, as it contains the name of all the heoils of bmilies and the number of 
^dr children, it must be of great value to the genealogist. 

Arcoimt of the Organization and Proceedings of the Battle of Lake 
'. £ric Monument Association, and Celebration of the 45{A Annieersary 
' of the Battle of Lake Erie, at Put-in Bay Island, on September 10, 
i858. Sandusky : H. D. Cooke and Company. 1858. 8vo. pp. 49. 

of this pamphlet is fUUy unfolded tn- ita title. The prinoipal proceedings 

addresses by Uon. K Cooke of Sandusky, ITBhet Parsons, M. D., of Providence, 

Htd RInyor Starkweather of Cleveland; and on ede by D. Bethune Duffield of Detroit. 
Capt. Stephen Chaiuplin, the last surviving commander of the Perry squadron, also 
made a few rcmnrks. In aaother part of this number we bare printo'l tbe .speech of 
BUT friend. Dr. Potsodh, who was aurgeon of CiHnrnodore Perry's flag ship, and an eye 

ear witness of the awful scene. His narrative is of the highest authority, and 

be read with interest. 

the County 


'.igree of the Family of Bond, of the Isle of Purbeck, i 
of Dorset. London : 1858. 

ive have announced our intention to note such English genealogies as we learn of, 
we give tbe title as above. Only fifteen copies were printed ; and it is simply a large 
abuhir pedigree, of folio siie. witb a few pages of notes. We hare been nncb pleased, 
t. iMwevcr, by this plan, which may be worthy of 


Book Notices. 


Tioo Hundred Years Ago ; or, a Brief History of Cambrtdgeport and 
Eait Cambridge, milk Notica of tome of the Early Settlers. A Christ- 
mas and Birthday Gift for Voung Persons. By S. S. S. BoalOQ : Otis 
CInpp. 1859. 12mo. pp. HI. 

This book U somewhat different from the works nsaall; noticed in our fxiga, 'being 
writteD purticulorlj tur young penons. There are muDj Ihinga, hovever, in the little 
Tolame Ibat will be of interest to adults. Brief sketches are given, by the writer, of 
the bmiliea of Fliippe, VnsBSl, Cragie, Soden, Inmaa, Otiier, and others. Tliere are 
two wood cuts in the book, illuBtrative of the Inman and VnsBal houses — tocalities are 
desaribed and improTements mentioned. We have a, condensed histoty of the building 
of dwelling and Bcfaoolhousos, ehurchea,- slorea, manufiicturing cstablishmenu, bridges, 
the causeway, canals, wharies, &a. In IBOO, there were twelTe fiiBiilica in the plaM. 
Mias Mary Ueiriam of Lincoln, the same year "opened the first school in this new 
section, aommencing with twelve pupils." She " continued to teach for more than 
thirty yeara." This Beboolmiatress died Nov. 28th, 1852, aged 83 years, 7 monlhs, 10 
di^s, " being the oldest resident but one in the city." lu 1802, "the InmaD bina 
(Oen. Putnam's )ieadquarters at the time of the great battle of Bunker tliil) was sold 
to nttmerous purahasers, and fVom this Ume ccointGnved a rapid BCllleDient." " Uf the 
first Bcltlere," as the; are called, it is stated, "hut iuur now survive— Messrs. Joahlia 
Harlow, Solomon and SaraucI nsncock, and Nathaniel Livormore. " . Short notices are 
famished of each of these individuals. The writer presents some entertaining remi- 
niscenoee of men and events, and enconmges us to hope (br more. 

It would be pleising to have a well prepared series of histories of our older towns 
for young persons; but our tears would be stronger than our hopes in regard to the 
iminediate pecuniary profit to be derived Crom the issue of sach publioatious. 

The History of Cape Cod : the Annals of Barnstable County, and of its 
sei'tral Toions, including the District of Mashpee. In two volumes. 
By Fbedekick Freeman. Boston r 1859. No. 3. pp. 321 — 480. 

All are fatniUnr with the outline of Cape Cod, m piciared od ibc map, rounding t»nt 
into [he AtUntic, northward [lien woHword. and ending in the book-like carve — "the 
desired haven " of the ships imperiled by winti? sionns. This thread of sand is sup- 
posed by many 1» abound in tarpaulins, cod-hooks, and Grand-bonk or Labrador 
widows — and not much iIk. Thislast is a mistako in loto, to odt certain knowledge, 
gained from a leisurely lanirf, Inst summer, from Sandwich to Provincelown on ilio 
Atlantic shore, and back again on the bay shore. Not another connty in Kew England 
is so free from poverty, so rich in the outward garb of general ihrifi ; ihere were well 
painted dwellings, neat fences, handeome cliurchcs and schooUiouaes, pomfortabte 
clothing, coltivBted Qelds, conTenienC wharves, improved made, growing villages, 
hotpil^lo doors, and coiufonablo beds ; we saw not a son of Erin, not a freen tish. and 
the cinux Ixlulariut is said to bo a stranger there. All this is not accident, hut the 
result of virtue, intelligence, and enterprise, doing battle with adverse facts, and 
making a waste of sand and water 10 minister life, and strength, and comfort, lo soul 
and b«ly. 

now and bv whom was all this effected 1 Let the inquirer read it in the pains- 
taking, jcl pleasant and dignilicd chapters of Mr. Freeman's Historr : there read of 
the endurance, the energy, the raligioua leal, the tru!t in God, which led the obscure, 
but Terilablc, soldiers of civilization, in their wandering and sojoumintjs in that wilder- 
ness ; read the very names of theso people, of their wives and children, and then feel 
anew glow of holjigracitude thai sucb men anil women gave ua life, and a higher 
sense of oar grave responsibilities as their rbjldren. 

This number of Mr. Freeman's book contains, not new rcTsions of old stories, but 
additions to the history of the war of independence. Jt is a new chn^iur, and t;lorioat 
too ; no abstract of it will satisfy us, or the reader, or do justice lo Mr. Freeman or 
his history. "The religious element," he sajE, " was, indeed, potential liironghout 
,lhe entire progress of events, ond no doubt contrihaicd powerfully to prevent despond- 
ency and to secure the final result. The evidence of this is everywhere apparent 
throughout the revolutionary movement," Mr. Freeman warms as he proceeds in his 
natratLve, and inspires hii readers with him ; but we must tefer to his pages for tha 
passionate life of those dars, 

The*monnt of inrestintion u well as labor of arrangement and composition in- 
volved in this work, and Ihe large pecuniary risk, borne wholly by Mr. Freeman, should 
secure (br it a purchaser ia every bouse on Cape Cod 


Marriages and Deaths. 


1 6 mom 

I Allison 


CoDMAN, Edwsnl W., at Bobids. Ort. 6th, 
to MiaBLe»li(i P.. daugliur of Charles L. 
Tilden of Lowell. 

JoHNHON, Lvraan G,, at Port Pairflrld, 
Me., Aog.'ieSS, to Miu Ctimena Whil- 
more of Lettsr G. 

Mills, Gnsturua D,, of Dioomfleld, Me., 
Feh. 9lh, U) Miw Sarah B- Whilmore, of 
Boston ; in Hartford, Conn,, at [li« resi- 
dence of the bride's nncle, Wm. Frazler, 

QntKOT, JoaiBh P., Esq., Boston, Dec. 93, 
to Delen Frnocea, daufrhtcr of Hon. 
Judge Hontington; at KIur's Chapol, 
hj Rev. F. D. Hnntington, D. D. 

SiiLLJUN, Walter, of Hanford, at Chcaiar 
Factories, Pvb. 1, to Miss Mar; A. 
daughter of Rev. Zolva Whitmore. 

TwoMBi.T, Alexander 8,, Boston, Dec 
23, to Abbr Qaincv, dauehtcr of Jacob 
Bancroft ; bi Rev.' Dr. Blagden. 

WHiTTEi«oRE;joel,at Wendell, Not. . 
Hiss Martha 8. Waters, botli of Fitz 
Willimn, N. H. 


. Her. Abiel, D. D., West Cam. 
liridge, Feb. 1, n. 93 }th. 1 mo. IT dujs. 
'Ee iraa the eldest son of Dcaeon Abiel 
Dorcas (Abbot) Abbot, nnd was 
in WLlton, N. H., Dec. U, 1765; 
fjgad. E. C. 1787 ; has been for scTeral 
' Jnors the only snrviior of his cIom, and 
at the time of his decease wtu tho oldest 
mrriTing gradnata of the College. He 
wu ordained at Coventry, Conn., Oct. 
SB, 1795. This connection was severed 
Jane 6, leil. In September following 
he <rii appointed Principal of Dnmmer 
Aoidomy, in Newburr, which charge ho 
THigned in 1819. On ths S7th of June, 
ISar, he was instnlled pastor of the 
fbnnfa in Peterborough, N. H. About 
(bar yatrt ago he left Poierborongh. and 
took m> bis abodu with his grandson, 
Ber. Samnal Abbot Smith, In West 
Cambridge, where h« died. In 1BS9, 
Dr. Abb«t poblished a Hislorj of An- 
dorer, Mass., 12mo.. pp. 30*, and, in 
IMT, aided by Ror. Epliraim Abbot, of 
Westford, he compiled the " Genealogi- 
eal Register of the Abbot Famil;," Bvo, 
pp. I9T- 

&l ITftfi, he married Eliinbeth, daagh- 
ttr of Capl. John Abbot, of Andovcr, b; 
whom he had ihreo cliildroo, all daagh- 
tcra. His wife died April 6, 1853. 

Allen, John, Wayland, Feb. 3, IB. 91 yn. 
6 montlis. 

Allison, Mn. Mar3r, Nottingham, V. H.. 
Jan. IT, in tho lOSth jear of her age. 

She was horn in Loc, N. H., on the aoth 
ofMaj, 1750. She has eight daughters 
living, the youngest of whom is 60 years 
of ag«, three of whom are over 80, and 
tlie eldest in her 86th year. 

AlTKR, Elisho, Preston, Conn., Dec. IS, te. 
93 vears; a teacher of G«n. Zacharf 
Tajlor, and author of a life of him in 

Seals, Due, East Stoughion, January 
14, K. 74. Mr. Benis was bom in Ran- 
dolph, Uasi., In which place he spent 
his early days. Thence he moved to 
8toughlon, a'nd was the first man to 
introduce the mnnufactare of boou in 
that town, which bosinesB he followed a 
number of jears. It is now largely car- 
ried on at the present day. At the in- 
troduction of the manufacture of boots 
at Sing Sing State Prison, N. T., he 
was called to lake charge of that estab- 
lishment and oversee the business. He 
continned there until ill health com- 
pelled him to leave. Ho served in the 
war of I ei 2. 

Bblkhaf, Mrs. Anne Clariie, Keokuk, 
Iowa, Dec. 7, le. 57 ; widow of Brigadier- 
General W. G. Belknap, U. S. Array. 

BiRDSALL, Mrs. Amelia, Newhnigh, S.Y., 
Jnn. 13, in the BOlhyear of her age ; relict 
orCapt.CharlcBBirdBall. This venerable 
lady was a daughter of Major Isaac Bet- 
knap, of RcTOlntionoTf memory, and, 
on the side of her mother, a grand-daugh- 
ter of Col. Bripgs Alden, of Dnibnry, 
Mass., a lineal descendant of John Alden, 
the Magfmrer pilgrim. She was mother- 
in-law to Odell S. Hathaway, Hiram 
F alls, Charles U. Cnshman, and William 
E. Warren, of Newbureh. 

Blake, Mrs. Jemima, Newport, N. H., 
Dec. 29, x. 95 ; widow of Abel Blake of 
Kecnc. S. H. She was the dBughtsroT 
Samuel Warren of Milford, Ma«., [a 
Captain in tho Itovoluiionarv army) and 
first cousin to Oon. Joseph Warren. 

BodD, William Crunch, Cambriilje, Jan. 
29, m. 69. He was bom at Ponland, 
Me., Sept. 9, 1789, and survcd an ap- 
prenticeship to the watchmaking hnsi- 
ness nnder his father. But he showed a 
lave for astronomy at an early age, and 
eatabtished a private Observatory at Dor- 
chester, while yet a young man. In 1815 
be went to Enropo, and onecotcd a com- 
mission from Harvard College for a con- 
templated Observatory. In 1838 ho was 
appointed by the United States Govem- 
ment to conduct a scries of astronomical 
aad meteorological observations in con- 
noction with the exploring expedition 
then fitting out. In 1839 he was ap- 
pointed Superintendent of the erection of 
the Observatory of Harvard, of which ho 

Marriages and Deaths. 


--- ftLi. 

BowEER, Joel, Salcro, Doc. -, 

Bbadfobd, Rer. Jamce, Sheffield, MaB9., 
Dec. 16, as. 72; for moru Ihan iU ycara 
poator of tho Congrogitiona] Chorch in 
Ibst place. 

Bbadfobd, William, Trenton, N. J., Jan. 
10, le. 80. 

BsAziEH, Ura. Sarah Jans, Charlcslo'wn, 
Nov. 16, wifo of WilUm H., anil dan. of 
Daniol Sargenl, le. 27 jn. 3 moa. 2.') djs. 

Bson-K, Hon. Aaron Vail, Washington, 
D. C, March 8, m. t>3; the Poatmaalcr 
General of the Dnitcil Stales. He was 
bora in co. Brnnswick, Virginia, 15 Ang. 
1795, grad. at Chnpol Hill UniTctsity. 
H. C, IflU. In 1SI9 he removed i*iih 
tiia fathcr'a ratnilf lo Tonncssoe, where 
he smdied law and practiced in Hash- 
rille. In IB30, he woa elected a Kcp- 
reseatotive to ConeTCss, and was re- 
elected in 1841 and 1S43. In IB4&, be 
iraa ciccled Gorernor of TeoneEsee, his 
law partner, JamoB K. Polk, having llicn 
jiisl been chosen President of the Uoited 

Bbowniko, Calhnrine, Preston, Conn. 
Jqn, S, a. 91 yra. II mo!. 3S daja. 

BuLKuer, JonathBo, Sontbporl, Conn. 
Foh. 16, as. 7a TBBrt, 6 months. 

BnnKiuH, Mrs. Mary, Ipaicich, Jan. 6 
m. 93 yean and 6 months, widow of 
Thoma* M. BonihBm, a Bevolniionarv 
penHioner orGsBOx. 

BtisHNBLL, James, Bennington, Tt., Dec. 
3, EB. 96 TfB. , altevolnlioiiaiypotisioncr. 

Chailbk, Mrs. Lanra, New Orleans, Aop. 
11,^.26; wife of Dr. Stamford Chailee, 
and only danehter of the lata Col. John 
MonntTort, Lilted States Aitillerr, for- 
merly of l"' ■ 

37, n. 63. 

CtttTTKHDEH, Comelioa, Wcslhrook, Dec. 
S4, K. 94, a soldier of the Revolution. 

CiAPP, Mr». Jane. Dorchester, Dec. 29, 
10. 90 jr«. II moa. 19 days; widow of 
Jonathan Clapp. 

CcTBionT, Mrs. Rebecca, Upsliiir Co. 
Ta., Dee. 5, m. 106 ycnrs. She wat lh< 
finl white woman who settled in tin 
Volley of tlie Buclthannon River, going 
to Western Virginia when quite young, 
and living with ncr hnsband in a liolLow 
tree, at Uie month of Turkey Bnn, in 
what ia DOW Upshur county. Shcleavea 
over four hundred descendants, 

DiviBs, Joseph, New York, Dec. 89, m. 95. 

DcHio, Luke. Dickinson, Franklin Co., 
N. T.,Jan.93, B. laoycan. Ho was a 
Canadian Frenchioan — remembered the 
lielory oF Gen. Wolfe at Quebec, anil 
was al that time old enough to be a mail 
carrier on a abort route between some of 
the small towns in Canada. 

DoDOE, linfuB, North Brooklield, Jan. 34, 
IE. B5 rcart, probably the oldc«t icbool- 
mnsler of Worcester Connlj. The Wor- 
cester Spy Bays: "Ulb tirat school wag 
in Old Brookfield in 1792, and he con- 
tinued in the service till 1S32, a period 
of forty years. He taught nearly all the 
achoola in tho Brooknelda iDd in the 
neighboring lowna." " When last lokea 
sick, hia family proposed to him to be 
removed into another room, which iher 
had fitted up for him, hnl he declined. 
'In this room,' aaid ho, 'my father and 
mother both died, here I was horn, and 
here 1 wish to die,' and he was jicrmilted 
to breathe his last, where eighqf^ve 
years before, ho drew his first breath." 

DuuLBT, Capt. John, Wilkinaonrille, Feb. 
ii,in. a9yeiir». 

Eaton, Eboneier, Denville, Vt., Jan, 31, 
b:. 82. Mr. Eaton was bom at Manalicld, 
Ct., and waa brother to General Eat«D, 
whose exploits in ibu war of Tripoli are 
so well known. He was editor of iha 
D>ineiUr A'ortA Star. 

Ei-i-snoHTa, Hon. Henry L., FairhareB, 
Conn., Dec. 37, ie. 68 ; a twin brother of 
Hon. W. W. Ellsworth, ex-Gov, and 
Judge of the Supremo Court ofConnecti- 
cn(, and son of Chief Justice Oliver 
Ellsworth. Under President Jackson he 
was Commiflsioner of the Indian tribes 
sonih and west of Arkansas, and wa* 
afterwards at llic head of the Uniud 
States Patent Office. He was for a short 
lime Mayor of HarCfqd. 

EcsTiB, Hon. George, Hew Orleana, Dec. 
23, m. S-2. He was bora in Boeton, Oct, 
20, 1796, grad, H. C. 1815. Soon after 
gradnaiion be went abroad in the capacity 
of private Bccrctarj to his uncle. Got. 
Wm, EnatiG, then Minister to the Hagne. 
He settled in New Orleans aboni the 

Sir 1832; was re^eHledtj elected to the 
cislarare of Louisiana, held the offiCM 
of Sccrctarv of Slate, Attorney General, 
and Associate Justice of tlie Supremo 
Court. He left a widow and several 
children, one of whom, Hon. George 
Eoittis,- Jr., has, during the lost and 
ent Congress, been the 
from tho first Congtvssi 
in Louisiana. mi 

EvKiiETT, Hon, Melctiah, Wreniham, D«e.l 
26, in tlieS2d rear of bis age. He wul|l 
bora in a port of Wreniham now inclttded 
within the bounds of Foxborough, In 
June, 177T, grad. al B. U. in IBOS; 

Snrsued hia legal atudiea with the late 
ndge WhcRton, commenced practios in 
Attleborough, aubsequently removed lo 
Foxborough, and Anally to Wrentham, 
whore he has resided for the last twenty- 
five years. He has been a Representative 
to the General Conrt, and in 1811 and 
1842 was elected lo the Senate, besidea 
filling rariou) offices in tho town and 

Marriages and Deaths. 

ODnnlj. His twin brother preceilnd III 
tb the tomb onlj a few monthB. They 
hid lived near each allier for rouncorc 
jeon. The sutijeTt of thLi 
the laitorsuTCD brothers. Uuti. Horace 
'Etercti, of Vcniii 

'cr«it, BOtbor of tho celebrated poom 

mmoncing : 

" loa'd •«•[» uiwet DIM ttaiTtt'- 
She was a dangbtcr of llie Inte Isaac 
Applclon, of New Ipswich, one of the 
earfjaetllarB of that lawn. Mrs. Everett 
mt the oolr aarrivlnc Biaicr of Hon. 
Nathan Appleton, of this city, aad of 
Iha Inte Samnel Appleton. The 
Inuther, Isaac Appleion. of Dabliii. died 
at tha age of 91 ; Mrs. Barrett, of N, I., 
TB ; Aajon Applclon, of Keene, N. H., 
83 ; Dr. Moses Applclon, oT Watervillc, 

F.uttcniLi), Rev. J07 Hamlet, South Bos- 
ton, Feb. £1, a. 69 yn. lU mos. (See 
RtgiOtr, Vol I., p. lie.) 

GanaDE!), Gen. Junes, Cnarlesion, S. C, 
Dee. S6, in ibc 7l>t year of his ut,'c. 
He was ham in Charleston, May l&ih, 
17S8; *a« B brother of Bishop Gadsden, 
He Mrrcd in iho war of IBla, at ita 
close was coolidi'titiBl Ald-de-Camp 10 
Oen, Jackson, accompanied him in the 
Sinninole war, was aFtenvanl Captain. 
The last Dublic olSco he held was Min- 
iiKr to Mexico, under the appointment 
of President 1653, Hiatreaty, 
bv which ho acqiUred the " Gadsden 
f archaie" for ten millions of dollars, 
WW ratified by the Senate, and the ccs- 
•lon is now known aa Arixona, 

OooDWiH, Jobn, Marblehead, Dec. 4, m. 
8S yean, 9 months. 

Qbmio, Milton, New Albany, Ind., Jan. 
4^ ■. B4, editor of tiis Kew Albany 
Tribane. It is said he was ibc oldest 
editor in Indiana, having been connected 
with the profession thirty-live yean. 

BlLLiil, Henr}', London, England, Jan. 
aa,m.6l: the well-known author of the 
"Hliiory of Earopo during tlic Middle 
A^s," &c. We leom from the London 
Time*, that ho wa; buried in Clevedoi 
Church, in Somerietshire, where wen 
buried also his wife and two sous, Arthur 
JSenry, who died in 18-13, and to whose 
EMmory Tennvson dedicated "luMcmo- 
riom," and llcnrj-Fili-Manrico, who 
died in 185(1. 

Hahcock, Jobn, Boston, Jan. a, in the 
85th year of his ace ; ton of Ebcneior 
Hancock. He was horn in Boston, Feb. 
Sa, 177i ; was a nephew of the celebrated 
John Hancock, the Gnt signer of the 
Declaration of Independence. 
HlWEB, William T., Winlhrop, Oct. 3. m. 
G3 ; a graduate of Brown University ; a 

prominent manufacturer in New B< 
and a son-in-law of Gov, Morton. 
HeiTR. Isaac, Mansljeld, Dec. S9, 
66th year of his age, formerly ot Brad- 


66lh year 
ford, Vt. 

Howe, Deacon Israel, Prioeeloo, Jon, 19, 
fc. BO TcarK, 9 monLbs. 
ownND, James, Jaraeatown, R. I., Jan. 
S, a^. 100 years. He is said to have 
hccQ the last of the Rhode Island slaves. 
•eiUH, Alexander, Brooklm Centre, 
Obio, Dec. 13, a. 95 ; a soldier of the 

JoBNSO.v, Reynolds, East Lyme, Conn., 
Jan. 1 G, BE. 98 yean and 6 moothj ; a 
Bevolutionary pensioner. He served a« 
one of the Coast Guard between Hew 
London and tbc Conncctieuc Birer dur- 
ing llie Ilevolutionary war. The tut 
sarvivine male Revolutionary pensioner, 

Leivis, Elijah, RoiLbuiy, Dec. 15, m, 8S 
years, 9 months. 

LcT-'T, Henry, Dorchester, March 4, fe. 
B3. He was a native of Newburynort, 
and removed to Boston in I8t)9, where, 
tor many years, bo Wat a well-known 
merchant, of the firm of Lunl & Leach. 
Ho nursucd bui^inesi on India wharf. 
The loto Rev. William Parsoiu Lnot, of 
QuincT, was his eldest child. 
UiN, AtDOB, Lowell, Joti. SI, a. S9. He 
died at the residence of his son-in-law, 
B. F. Watson, Esq., and was buried in 
tlie old grave-yard on the bill-side, in 
Bocheeler, N. H., by the side of his 
ancestors. He was a grandson of Rev. 
Amos Main, the flnt seiilcd minister of 
Bochcater, and physician to all the snr- 
rouuding settlements. Bis father, Josiah, 
was Town Clerk of Rochester for up- 
wards of Ihirre yean. For thirty suc- 
cessive yean Mr. Main was a teacher of 
schools in that town, commencing his 
Rm school at the age of sixteen. Of ■ 
family of ten cliildren, but two aurrive. 

HiiKEFEA«K, Doa. Lysander, Korlon, 31 
Jan., le, BT years, S months. He was 
bom in Norton, 33 Auji;. ITTl ; was the 
son of Peter' Makepeace, also bom in 
Norton, on the same (arm where bit 
father, William* Makepeace, lived and 
died. The father of the latter was named 
Wiitiam,' and lived in Taunton : and 
kis father's name was likewise William,' 
the son of Thomas' Makepeace, who 
came from England, Settled in Dorches- 
ter, in 1635, and d. at Boston in 1667; 
and who was the ancestor of all the 
Makepeaces in the United States. 

Aliout 1791, he married Sarah Wild, 
who died 21 Jane, 1842. He married, 
for his second wife, Mn. Eunice Sweet, 
wid. of the late Juhn Sweet, Esq., of 
Norton, 18 April, 1847. 

Be was chosen Deacon of the Congre- 
gational Church, in Norton, 1 April, 

Marriages and Deaths. 


1803. Al ono time he wns verr largcl; 

engaged in ibo maauracLore o( cotLoi 
; anii for a long comae of year 
ae of tho moat prominent and aan 
— nalivo town ; having 

filled nuny importonl ami responsibli 

r cheeifal and amiablo ir 
■sp. and kind to cvory 
we ; and through his long lifo exempli- 
led, in a good detrroe, Ilia Divine Mnal-ar, 
n going aboat doing good. vr, tt. 

IMUALL, Jonas, iltchburg, Doc. 31, o. 
90. Ho left ton shoicB of the Flldibarg 
Railroad, iho income thereof u> h« di) 
tribated among poor widowe, and ihoa 
who hare not called upon the town fb 
Masok, Mra. Hannah, Statkiborongh.Vi.. 
Dee. 8, IB. 67 jenre, 10 dajs; widow of 
Darid MsJion, Jr. 

Shu WBS the danghter of Capt. Willi 
Prescolt, late of Norlhiiold, N. H., i 
siiter 10 William Proscott, M. D., of 
Concord, N. H. She was bom in 8a»- 
horaton, N. H., No». 28, 1"91, and n-as 
of the sixth generation from Jainea Pros- 
cott, who Bmigrawd from England, said 
settled in Hampton, N. H-, about 1665. 

She was m. to Darid Mason, Jr., of 
Northficid, March 10. 1813, by whom 
she had six children, and lired to see 
tbem all mamgd. Fonr of them surTive 

In Februarj-, 1818, they tcmored to 
Starioborougb, Vt., with the two chil- 
dren Ihey than had, while that section of 
tho wnn'try was eomparaliveiy new, and 
for tho most part a dense wilderness ; 
consoqucntlT, (hey bad lo endure the 
piirntion* incident to nao ertllm. At 
the time of her death she had been a wid- 
ow tenyoar! and six months. w. p. 

MiTO, CharloB, Olatha, Ean.'tas Ter., Jan. 
le «na a nativo of Brews(«r, 
Mass., whero he was bom Feb. 10, 1808. 
In 1 BiS. being at that time a resident of 
Boston, in tne praciics of the law, he 
become a member of tho Historic Genea- 
logies Socieiv, and, in January, 1851, 
was chosen its Beeording Secretary. 
Thia office he held by repeated election's, 
till 1SS6, when ho declined serving lon- 
ger, and the same year removed to Kan- 
sas, where he has since resideil. Whll? nt 
Boston ho was a member of the Common 
Council of that city, for the years 1954 
and 1855, and daring tho administration 
of Oov. Bontwoll he filled the olliee of 
Inspector General of Fish for the State of 

HcKiiorKT, Col. Thomas L., New Tork, 
Feb. ao, ae. 7*. Ha wis formerly 
Indian Agent, and wrote, some years 
tigo, an interesting work on the Indiani. 

HoDLTOH, Uiss Alary, Bye, K. H., Jnn. 

1(1, M. 91. 

MonHTFOBT, Mrs. Mary Trull, New 
York, Oct. 1 i wife of Jndge N. B. 
Mounlfort. formerly of Boston. Ber 
remains were conveyed to this city and 
interred in the Granary Burial Ground. 

Newbll, Rev. God. Nelson, N. H,. Feb. 
36, ao. 96. He was the earliest survi- 
ving graduate of Yale College, having 
token his first degree in 171^6, He wai 
for many years pMtor of the Congrega- 
tional church in Nelson. 

Joshua Dowey, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Y. C. 1787, no. 93, now ranks as the 
earliest surviving gradnatc of that Col- 
logo. Next in academic age is Ber. 
Dnnicl Waldo, of the class of 1 788, a 
resident in Sj-racuse, N. Y , and recently 
Chaplain of Congress. He has aearly 
completed his century. 

NicuoLB, William, Wolertown, Dec. Slst, 
ao. T3 yrs. 5 mos. 

NiCHOi,", Hon. Caleb, Plaltabnt^, Chnlon 
Co., N. Y., Dec. 13th, au- 90 yra. and 4 
mos. Ho WHS a resident of that town 
over 60 vearB- 

OwEH, Robert. Newtown, Monmouth- 
shire, Eog., Nov. 17, in the Beth vc«r of 
his age. At seven years of ago be wai 
usher, and at nine, under-master of an 
elomoniary sehool in his native town of 
Newtowa ; at eighteen, he became a 
partner in a cotton-spinning factory, 
emploving forty men. Ho aftcrwanl 
commenced the Chorlton Mills, near 
Manchester. Selling those, 1 

farm of 150 acres and upwards of 20DO 
inhabitants. This establishment he eon- 
ducted for more than a quorlcr of a 
century. He is said to have been the 
ftiandcr of Infant Schools, an instilulion 
of this kind having gone into operation 
in New Lanark, under his direction. In 
1810. He married a dnnghler of David 
Dale, of Glasgow. R&. Owen bad 
man^ disciples and followers, who sjrm- 
pathiied with him in his great object, 
"to revoliilioniie peaceably the minda 
and practice of the human race." But 
his schemes were not always successful. 

hearted and truly benevolent man. He 
was father of Hon. Robert Dale Owen, 
late United States Minister at Naples. 

Parker, Mrs. Elizabeth, Grolon, Dec. 9d, 
ae. 92 vrs. A mos. She was tho widow 
of the late Joshua Parker, of 0., and 
daughter of the late Samuol Farley, of 
Andover. She was the mother of 13 
children, besides whom her doseendanu 
nnmbercd 43 grand -children, and 22 
gren t-grond -c h 11 fl rcn . 

Parkkr, Joseph, Nantucket, December 
4tb, ao. 76- 

FSbkikb, Timothy B., Troy, N. Y., Dec. 


Marriages and Deaths. 

21, ae. 80, Ho was bom in Weal Hiin- 

Tord, and wiu ilie lost son o( Rer. Dt 

Ferkinn of ihikl plncc. 
FiBBCB, William, BevbHt, January lith, 

M, 84. 
Pbescott, JoahuB, Esq,, Reading, Jan. 

lit,ae. ?8.,H. C. 1807; onooflhoold- 

eai mcmbura of the Middlesex Bar. 
Pbescott, William Hioki.:ko, Borton, 

Jan. 28, ac. 63. He was b. at Salcra, 

'Williun Presmtt of reiolntionarr fbme. 
He ^. at H. C. iu 1814. Wh 
tbi« inatilutioD, an accident depnred 
him of the nse of one aye, and tlie uthvT 
wai uflerwarda impaired, to that bo 
conld mako bat partial use o~ 
Ma pcr.~eTenini;e enabled him 
come Iheae obalaclea and to establiih for 
himnlf a, briltiaat rcpntati 
tori ml writer. HiBworksare,aLifoofC. 
B. Bronn, pablished in 1834; History 
of Ferdinand and leaholla, in IBSs'; 
The Conqneat of Mexico, in 1843 ; The 
Connnesl of Pern, ia 1947; The Reign 
of Philip n., Tols. I and 2 in 1855, vol. 
3 in 1858; and a Tolame of Miscella- 
nioa. Various hiatorical, literary and 
•cicniiAc sociviies noliced liis deatb ia 

or, Tiosa Co., 
in, isa;, ao. ll)6 years. 
Bho wiw a native of the Couotr of Wofil 
Chester. N. Y.— was married in 1T7." 
Her hnsbnnd was killed in the Revoti 
tionsry War, in the year 1777. She 
had been a widow upwards of 80 yean ; 
had lived in the town of Spencer abotit 

BtcOARDS, Jaaie.t, Camden, Me., Dec. 
S9, tte. 93 yrs. li mos. Mr. R. 
of the pioneer aetllcra of his V. 
bii decease Camden has lost its " oldest 

BlOKARDaoN, Hon. James, Dedham, June 
7, in the a7th year of his age. Mr. 
Richardson was bom in MedSeld, Mass., 
in Ooi. 1771,— grad. at H. C. 1797,— 
ftadicd law with ibe celebrated Fisher 
Ames, of Dedham, and at the expirati 
"' ■' — 3 year* became a partner with 

of thi 

n was dissolved by 
the death of Mr. Ames on the morning 
of the 4th of Jnlj, 180S. On that day, 
Hr. Richardson, by request, delirered 

American Independance," in which bo 

Spropristely "alludes to the sod event 
the morning." Mr. R. llllcd, faith. 
(ilUy, many stations of pablic trust. In 
1822, he was chosen President of the 
Norfolk Bar, which position he honora- 
bly held till his decease, A diieonne 
bu been published on the life and char- 
actor of Mr. R., delivered by bis pastor, 
Bar. Alvan Lamson, D. D-, June 2Tib. 

SALlencRT, Deacon Duty, Pascoag, R. J., 
Jan, 12th, in his g4th year. 

SANBonH, Dr. Nathan, Hennlker, N. H.. 
Dec. 15, ac. 67 yrs,, 9 mos., 8 davs, 
He was bom in Sanbomton, N. E., 
March 7, 1791 ; was a son of Ebcncier 
Bui Huldah (Fhilhrich) Sanlmru, and 
ona of a family of nine children. A 
vounecr brother, Simcetl Sanborn, of 
Plymouth, N. H., atill survives him. 
He was of the »evpBib generation. I, 
John, of Derbyshire, Endand. 2, 
Lieut. John, of Hampton, N, H. 3, 
Ri<^bard. 4, Ens. John, of North Hump- 
too, N. H. 5, Ebeneicr. 6, Ebeneier. 
7, Naihon, the subject of this notice, 
who manied Sens Lancaster, daughter 
of Tbomoa Lancaster, of Sanboraton, 
Sept.lSlG; sho was bom. May 29, 1797. 
Deacon Daniel Sanbom, b. Feb. 17, 
1702, and Ebeneier, a j^unger brolber, 
grandfather of Dr. Natlian, inherited the 

Sat«mal estate at North Hampton, Ens. 
olin, father of Ebeneicr, sen., b. Nov. 
G, 1681, m. Sarah Pliilbrick, and had 
fourteen children. Ens. John encoun- 
tered many serious difflcnlties with the 
Indians; ho was a man of great industlr, 
and strict inti^ty of character. Ho 
died Sept. 3, 1727, in the 46th year of 
his age. Ebcncier Jr., bther of Dr. 
Nacbao, removed from North Hampton 
to Sanbomton, soon after his marriage, 
in 1775. He died inlB20. Dr. Nathan 
read medicine with Dr. Ichabod Shaw, 
of Moultonborongb, N. E. ; took np bii 
nsi'dence in Uenniker in May. 1816, 
whore he continacd antil his deceasB, 
He received his medical degree at Dart- 
mouth College, in 1834. He.wus chosen 
Kerordin^ Secretary of the Sanborn 

evolved tbo duty of preparing a gene- 
alogy of Ibe Sanbom famllv, nineteen 
pac^a of which was published in tbo July 
and October numbers of the Register fur 
IS56. Siocc that timo lie baa labored 
with incraosing interest to extend and 
perTccl Uic work. He hod secured and 
duly arranged nearly S.'iOO names, and 
hoped to bavo published the work this 
spring, in a volume of from 130 to 200 
pages. D. II. B. 

Sarqemt, Mrs. Nancy, Boston, Nov. 17lh, 
ac. 80 years, widow of Joseph Sargent. 

Sakoknt, Capl. John, Maiden, Dec. 7th. 
ae. 71 yrs., 4 mos., 17 days. 

Sawteh, Dr. Samuel, Cambridge, Jan. 
4th, suddenly, of lung fcvDr, ao. 54. Ha 
grad. H. C. 1826; was respected as a 
teacher, physician ond citiien. 

Seveeasce, Daniel. Norlhflcld. Janaary 
23, oc. 93. He Was of (he ailjoining 
town of Gill. 

iHATTDCK, ItVMVSX,, BoStOU, JoU. 17th, 

DC. 65, He was b. at Ashby, Mass,, 

Marriages and Deaths. 


Oct. 15. 1793, and iras a bod or John 
anil Bt^tBoy (Miles) Shattuck. UIf 
porcBts remoTed to New Ipsvicli, N- H., 
wlicn he was in his first juta. Berc:, 
and in the a<)joLmng lowiu, he resided 
dnring liis minoritj aad until 1815 as a 
faiTaer, mBDufactnier, sod Bcbool teach- 
er. In ISIT, he resided in Troy and 
Albnny.N. Y., Hud in 1818 to 1822 in 
Detroit, Mich.,a« a teaebcr; in ISSSio 
1833 in Connid, Mass., as a mcrclutnt ; 
in 1834 in Cambridge, at a booliseUer; 
aDd afMr 1831 in Boeton, as a pubUihcr 
and booliseller nnCil his retirement from 
regular boaincEs, While at Delrait in 
IBIS, ho organized tbore the 6nt Sali- 
balh School opened in Michigan. In 
1844 he was oua of five persons, of 
whom Charles Ewar, SaiDocr G. Drake, 
William U. Montague and J. WtDgnle 
Tbomlan were tho olhcts, who pro- 
jcrted and organised the New Elngland 
'' ' ' : Genealogical Societj- Ha was 
i» Unit Vice President, which 
held for five jeors. Ho was 
nctnbor of the American Statis- 
tical AsBociatioi], (of which he wai alto 
one of the foundem,) of the Ameiiean 
Antiaaanan and Maatoehasetts Hislor- 
ical Soeietioii, lU well as of vniioua 
Uterar; and benevolent asBoeiations. 
His first work was a Uislorv of Con- 
cord, Musi., puhliiihcd at ^ston in 
1835. which was followed at intcrvaU by 
otbera of a kindred character. Ilia lart 
work, entitled " Memorials of the de- 
Kcndonti of William Shattuck," and 
pablithod at Boston in IS55 in an oclarc 
of 414 po^s, is one of the most thorough 

slogical works that hn appcftr«i. 

St of his publieations will be found 
is work, to which we have boe 
nanr of these deliiiU. 
Hr. Shattnok was a tnembcr of the 
Common Council of Botton from 1S37 to 
1S4I, when he declined a re-election. 
Be has nllo been for several years a rep- 
TBsenlatiTo from Boston lo the blassa- 
chnsettB General Cuucl. 
Sherbdbke, Mrs. Satlr, Wrcntham, Dec 
B, ae. 90 ; widow of William Sherburne. 
She left ten children, fony-Bve graod- 
childr«D, and Ihirty-six grcat.grandchild- 

STBJ.RKS, Mrs. Abiffail, Bedford, Dcr. S, 
in the S3d year of her age. She wai 
widow of Rer. Samuel Slcaras, formerly 
a mitiiBier in Bedford; was the eldest 
daoghlCT of Hot. Jonathan French, for 
many years pastor of iho South Church 
in An'dovcr, and of Abigail (Bichanis) 
French, his wife ; was bom at Andovcr, 
May a9lh, 1776; marriid to Rct. Mr, 
Steams May 9, 1797. He died Deo. 
Hlh, 1834, ae, 65. See Ree. toI. I., p. 
4&, and Tharer's Famdg iferaarial, pp. 
"-M, for a bmf mgduiu ol the f^imljr, 

giving also the names and lime of birth 
of tbo children, tliirteen in number, 
cloven of whom attained a mature age. 
Eight of these remain. The mother had 
Ibe gnitificalion, on hor eightieth birth- 
day, of meeting her children, at her own 
house, with many of her grandchildren, 
and four descendanU of the third gen- 

She w 

1 of n 

estimable character, cnincnl for her 
wisdom, faithfulness, and chiistiaa be- 
Sttckmet, Samuel, Portsmonth, K. E, , 

Stow, Cap'- William, Conway, 28th 
Nov., ae. S4. 

Tennet, Moses, Georgetovra, Jan. 18, nc. 
8a ; the father of Hon. Moses Teanoy, 
State Treasurer. 

DAXTBR, Adam Wallace, seoior, Boston. 
Dec. ISih, in the 79th year of his age. 
He was a native of Binghani, He was 
the first President of the Mechanics' Mu- 
tual Fire Insurance Company in Boston, 
which was incorporated in 1836. This 
office he retained till 1855, when he 
retired from business. Some years 
since, be gave the town of Hingniua a 
large and valuable tract of land aa ft 

BATER. Miss Chwioit".', Dorchestor, Feb. 
5th, ae. 79 yts. 10 mos. 13 days. She 
was ft daughter of the lata Arodi Thay- 
er, Esq., (bom 19ih Feb. 1743. died May 
5, ll<3l). Marshal of tliD Admiralty 
Court, Boston, under His Majesty 
Oeutve in., at ihc time of the American 
Revolution. It will bo remembered that 
Mr. Thayer, in virtue of said office, ar- 
rested John Hancock, owner of iho sloop 
Liberty, 0- ■■- ''■' -' "— '-^o "■- 

id ftistorical Society. See £ 
DoTchaliT, p. saa. According to "Thay- 
er's Family MemoHal," Arodi was the 
son of pideon. the sou of Kichard, who 
wax f;reat-grandsoB of Richard, of Bos- 
ton, the first of the name in New Eng- 
TuouAB, Selh, Plymouth Hollow, Conn., 
Jan. 29, ae. 75. Mr. Thomas was Qiie 
of the earliest manufacturers of clocks in 
Connecticut. He had amassed a for- 
tune, but was always accustomed to 
employ himself at the work-bench. 
TiioupsoK, Moses, Middloboroogh, Dec. 

Sd, ae. 96 yn. 5 mos. 
Tethill, Mrs. Judith, Hoboken. N. J., 

Joji. 4, in the 8Sth year of her ajfe. 
Watebmax, Hon. Arannah, Monipelier, 
Vt., Jan. 31, ae. BO. Ho was a son of 
Arnnnah and Hannah (Liffingwell) 
Waicrman, and was bom in Norwich, 
Conn., Nov. 8, 1778. Early in life he 
removed wi^ his father to Johnson, Vt., 
and WM <ma of the Gnt sclttcn of thai 



Genealogies, Hiatoriea, 6fc. 

of tJ 

, ore 


(oim. He had no ■dranUigGS of edncS' 
lion, except what wu affurdcd him ~' 
the common ediaols, bcini; engaged 
■n aclJTB nnd laborioua life, ytl by! 
BotiTe energy Biid force of intellect, he 
•oqoired a ifreater iiinoant of knowledge 
of the aits aai sciEiicei, of civil and po- 
litical hialoiT, ibon ii often found among 
tboae wbo We been educated at our 
highcil aeminnrieg of learning. He icp- 
rcBented the town of Moatpclier in the 
Lcgislatnre of Vennonl ; wa« a member 
of the old Conns*!, also of the Connci! 
of Cenioro, am) the lim Senator of the 
County ander the pre»ent Slate congtttu. 
■"""I. Ho mis subscquentlT elected a 
Ige of the County Court, Vhich office 

Mr. W. was a descendant of Robert 
I, who arriTcd in this coartn 
-married Eliiuibcth Boorac, 
Dw. II, 1638 — setllod in Marehfiold, 
Hou., wbcre he died Dec. 10, 169i. 
Thomai, bis third son, one of the thirty 

Jurchoaera of Norwich, Conn., married 
liriam Tracv, in 16ii8. t. w. 

Wf.i.d, Ebcncier, Jamaico Plun, W. Ros- 
bnry, Feb. 7th, ao. 83. 

Wbithobe, Charles Stephen, drotmcd 
near Tahiti. Oct. ITth, ao. 2i; eldctit 
ion of the lata Stephen Wliitmore, jr., 
of RoihoTT, formerly of Salcin. 

■WuiTii<>BE, Miss Mary, Newbnryport, 
Dec. 9ih, ae. BT. 

Whitmoke, MiM Sn«aii, BcUerille, New- 
buryport, 28 Feb. oe. Sb. 

WaiTTEitoitE, B. P., an eminent banker 
of Toro[ito, died Febmnry 191b. The 
Now York Joumul of Commorco aoys, 
he was one of the moat prominoul 
bwbHH men in Western Canada, and 

t of ll 

wiifcljr known both in and c 

WiiiTTBXOBK, Mrs. Susanna F.. New 
York, March Sih, ao. 51 venrs 2 mos. 21 
days; wife of Thomas J. Whittcraore,of 
Cambridge, Mass. She died of tfphiu 
fetcr, after a week's illness, while on a 
Tuiit at the ifsidenee of J. Smith Uo- 

She fl 

the cider John Adams, 3d President of 

Adams, father 
Revolntioaarr times. 


I, N. Y., Dec. 

[iiam._, . 

He was a native of Otiuge 
Co. In 1819, he removed to the town 
of Rome, and settled on the Floyd load, 
some four or five miles from the village 
of Komo, where ho resided until the day 
of bis death. About forty years ago, bo 
setllod upon a place thai was little bet- 
ter than ahon'ling wilderness. Ho lived 
to see the forest disappear, and the vil- 
lage of Borne increase from a hamlet to 
a large and thriving village. 
Wjuoiii, Deacon Amoe, Brighton, Not. 
25, ao. 7S yia. 3 mo*. 6 days. He wai 
bom St Concord, Angnst 19, ITS3, son 
of Amos, and grandson of Amos, all of 
Concord. Fnnersl serricea were con- 
ducted at tlio First Church, Brighton, 
Sunday aftemooti, the aSth, in nluceof 
the regular public worship, by hia Pas- 
tor. Rev. Frederick A. Whitney, and 
ftith Masonic ceremonies at Evernreen 
Ccmctcrv. Brighton, hy Depniy Grand 
Master Coolidgc, of Newton, f. i. w. 


L Collections relitive to Springficld, Miss. — Mr. Charles 

Stearns of Springlield commenced, licvtirBl months sitice, the labor of collecting 
facta in relation lo S., and hna made considerable progress in it. His deeigD 
ia to make a record of everything- of any considerable importance in relation lo 
lh« origin and progress of that town and city ; including the date of building 
of every house, store, and other stracture worUi noting, where located, hy whom 
built, the owners when built, the present owners, the present occupants, and, as 
ftr M practicable, the iiitertnediate owners. Also, the date of building of each 
of tite churches, achoolhouseB, Slc, with the names of the principal individuals 
■who aided in Iheir erection. Also, the date of the opening of the several atreelB 
Ud avanues, with the names of the projeclore. Also, the names of the promi- . 
Bent public men, designating the olKcea thej held, an4 in this class the county 
will be included. Also, the date of the death of every individual who has de- 
ceised there, with snch other matters of interest as can be gathered from tha 
pablic records and reliable private informatioii. Also, the etatistics of the buai- 
twM of the place as it has been deTelopcd from time to lime. Also, brief bio- 
graphical and genealogical notices ot^ such pcrBoos as have made their mark 


Genealogies, Histories, Sfc. 


there. As thia plan, if CRiried oul, will involve much labor, und aa much of the 
information must be derived from private sources, he will be obliged to rely on 
the concurrence and aid of all he may call on for such information as they 

Boctellk's Fauilt RcaiaTEHS. — Mr. John A. Boutelle of Wobum, Maaa., 

has for aerera! yeara pust been engaged in executing, with the pen, ornamental 
Familij CharU, eiiituble for framing. We have seen several prepared by him, 
which were very handsomely done ; and we can aafely recommend bim to those 
who desire such chads. His usual plan ia to give the families of the several 
anceatora of the individual to the immigrant progenitors, in botli the palemal and 
the matemaj lines. Where the uiceatry of the peraon is not known, be will 
trace it from public records, when practicable ; and, in auch research, he hu 
genernlly been aucceisful. When deaired, he will furnish a booh, to accompanf 
the chart, containing written copies of willa, deeda, &c., of the early anceatora. 
Among those who have employed him in this busineaa, may be named, Hon. 
George S. Boutwell, eT-governor of Maaaachnaettfl ; Hon. 'Rufua Choate ; Hon. 
Newell A, Thompson; Hon. Charlea Thompson; Lewis Rice, Esq. [oftlio Ameri- 
can House, Boston); and Charles B, Johnson, E^q. 

Babson's History of Gloucester, Mass. — Mr. John J. Babson of GlouceS' 
ter, a member of the New Englami Ilistnric.Genealogical Society, read before 
this society, at its slated meeting, March 2, 1839, a chapter from his forthcoming 
history of Gloucester, which he announced as nearly completed and ready for 
the printer. 

Pbofosed HiSToftiEB OF LeicesTER AND Gahdkeb, Mass. — The Boston 
Transcript learns that ex-governor Woahburn is engaged in preparing a histoir 
of Leicester, Mnsa. — with full genealogies — to occupy four hundred pages in all. 
It learns, alao, lliat a Indy in Gardner is about publiahinff a history of Inat town ; 
and similar enterprises are projected in other towns in Worcester County. 

Patch Family. — Mr. Ira J. Patch of Salem, Mass., is engaged in writing a 
genealogy of the family bearing his name. 

The Swift Gehkaloot — mentioned inour tabular list of pedigrees — we learn 
from the best authority, is still iit manuscript, in the hand^ of Mr. R. K. Swift 
of Chicago, 111., but it will probably be published soon. 

HisTORT OF Wmosoa, Ct.— Dr. Henry R. Stiles (No. I Wall Street, New 
about to publish, by subscription only, a history of Windsor, Ct, with 
? genealogies. It will make a volume of aix hundred octavo pages — 
price three dollars. We venture to predict that the work will be well done. 

ConfiacTrcuT Historical Collectiows.— The Connecticut Historical So- 
ciety intenda shortly to publish the first volume of a series of Collectiona, which 
will contain matter of an interesting nature, throwing new light upon various 
portions of the early history of tlie State. Among the documents which it is 
expected to contain, are unpublished lettere of Hooker and Winthrop, reprints of 
several rare pamphlets concerning Connecticut, a journal kept during the siege 
of Louisburg, by LieuL Gov. Roger Wolcott, and Mr. Deming's recent address 
at the presentation of Putnam's batlle-sword to tlie society. 

New Havbn and HAKTFoao Two HuNoaED and TwEi-fTV Years Aoo. — In 
1638, David Pielera De Vries made his third voyage to America and New Netlier- 
land. In the journal of hia adventures, he gives one of the 'earlieal outside 
accounts of the infant plantations of New Haven and Hartford; and allliough we 
can see that our worthy navigator has fallen into some errora, we recognize an 
air of honesty in his narrative. A translation of De Vriea'i account of his three 
voyages has been made by Hon. H. C. Murphy, and privately printed by the 
Lberalily of Mr. James Lcnoi of New York, in a quarto volume of two hundred 
pages, of which only two hundred and fifty copies in all were published. 

Map of New Ahbtebdah, 1661.— "Mr. Moore, librarian of the New York 
Historical Society," says the New York Journal of Commerce of Feb, J3, 1659, 

York) ii 


Genealogies, Histories, ^c. 

"in mming-oveT the ponderoua cstalogue of the BriTieh HuMum, reeenlly dis- 
covered the title o( a mnp of 'New AmBterdam,' dated 1061, and consequently 
thiity years older than any before known to our local antiquaries, and took 
measures to obtain a copy. The name of ihe draughtsman is not given, bot the 
map 18 Bupposed to have been prepared after tlie meaaurementB of Jacquea CoT- 
leyloo, *ho enjoyed the dignity of aurveyor Bt that cloudy epoch of our history. 
Nothing definite can be learned of its origin, or of the steps by which it paased 
into the treasure-house of the British Masenm ; but of its authenticity — (ls the 
date ia perfectly legible— there ia no reasonable doubt" 


A. Vinton of South Boston, the compiler of the "Vinton Memorial," issued in 
Boston some months since, has in prepBration a memoir of the descendants of 
Edwaid Giles of Salem, 1034, with notices of other families bearing the name 
of Giles, particularly of Thomas Giles of Pemftfjuid, who wrfs killed there by the 
Indians in 1689, and of hia descendants; including, also, sketches of the Lindall, 
Jcnniaon, Mnrsholl, and other families. The volume will be one of much interest, 
ss connected with scenes in the Old Indian, French, and K evolutionary wars. 
It will be printed as soon ss euflicient encouragement for the same Bliall be 
afforded to the compiler. In the meantime, lie will feel greatly obliged far sjiy 
additional information respecting any of these families. 

JoBK Clarke's Widow. — Mr. Coffin, the hiatorion of Newbury, thinks there 
is an error in the Probate Records copied in The last Register (p. 15, 1. 17) where 
the widow of Dr. John Clarke is called EUzabtth. " Dr. John (Clarke," he writes, 
"nmde his will in, AugusU 1004, and died pnor to Nov. S3, 1004. In the first 
pari of his wi]l he says, 'Vnto my wife Martha dark*,' and in the last part he 
■ays, ■ I oidain .Martha, my wife, sole Executrix ;' and yet, after hia deall), it ia 
•aid. ' EHzabelh Clarke deposed Feb. 3, 1664-5 to this inventory of her lalt hvt- 
baiui Mr. John Clarke,' &c. Now I know that Dr. John Clarke had a wife 
Martha, as I have seen her name affixed to deeds in lO.'il and li357. She was 
living at Ihe time of his death. Ergo, Elizabeth was not his wife unless he had 

Cuninus Double Datiko. — On Ihe tombstone of Rev. James Noyes, copied 
in the January nomber, p. 27, the date of his death is given "Decbr ye 30 
1719-90." The person who prepared the inscriptiou perhaps thought the year 
by new style commenced on Christmas day, Dec. 35 ; but such a mistake ia a 
little singular, as the almanacs then printed began the year in January. It was 
an ancient English custom to begin the year at Christmas, but it had not then 
been in use for a long time. 

Boston Misisteks, (.Volt omtllcd on p. 131).— It is evident that these verses 
were written B8 Inte as (he date affixed (1774), for Rev. Mr. Parker was not settled 
at Trinity Church till May 19 of thai yeor. The other ballad, which Mr. Lorins 
quotes, miiat have been composed earlier, since Rev. Messrs. Moorhead and 
Bowcn are there referred to as Boston miniaicrs, tlie former of whom died in 
1773, and the latter was dismissed in 1773. 

East Haduan, (Tt. — We have received a copy of two historical sermons 
preached by Rev. Isaac Parsons of East Haddam, Ct, in 1841. They contain 
considerable relative to the history of that town, and refer to Rev. Dr. Field's 
history of the towns of East Haddam and Haddoiu, as containing a more full 
detail of facts. 

Parboks. — Joseph and Benjamin Parsons of Springlield were brothers-^ Joseph 
died OcL 9, 1663, and Benjamin died Aug. 24, 1089. Can any person tell the 
dale and place of their birlh ? 

One Philip Parsons settled in Enfield, Ct, before 16!»7. Was he the same 
person named among the passengers for Virginia, who embarked 33d June, 1635, 
in the America from Gravesend, as staled in Hist & Ger "" "' " " "°°'' 

Joseph Parsons, aged 16, embarked for Virginia, i 
4th July, 1035. Where did he settle? 

Samuel Parsons died in East Hampton, I^ I., July 6, 1714, aged 84. Where 
me be born, and where did he reside previoiia to 1048 ? S. H. P. 

^^m San 

190 ' Genealogies, Histories, ^c [April, 

Massacbusetts Mustek Rotts DURine thk War or 1612.— A message 
vraa received from the Goremoc of Mage&chuaettB, Feb. VJ, 1859, in reply to RU 
order fjom the House calling for information as to the muster rolli of tbe militi* 
of Massac liusetta during the late war nith Great Britain. The gtivernoT atatea 
that tlieso rolls were at an early dale transferred to the (fovemraeot at Washing- 
ton, and are now in possession of the Department of War. The gxivemment 
declines to surrender the roils, on the ground that they were received aa vouchers 
in refunding money paid to the troops by the State. The government also de- 
clines to furnish copies, on the grouml that tlie clerical force of the department 
would be insufficient to make copiee for all the States, and vere it otherwise, the 
constant use of the rolls in preparing evidence of the servicee of claimanla for 
land grants, under the several acta of Congress on the subject of military boun- 
ties, rendered it irapoaaiblc tliat copies should be made. The message was laid 
on the table and ordered to be printed. 

Lawrexce. — John Lawrence, Esq, of Woodbury, waa married to Mary Ann 
Waddeil, the a4th Januaiy, ITSW. 

John Lawrence, Esq. of Woodliury, died on the fourth day of November, 1806, 
and waa buried in Burlington {N, J.) church yui.~Ettraded fiom Ihe family 
rtcon£ of U,e Bible. PkOaddphia; Carey. 1801, E. B. O'C. 

Bashfohd Fa milt.— Thomas Bashford bom Sept. 2, 1781; Harriet Myers 
was bom March IDtli. 1784. This couple were married, by the Rev. Dr. PhccaoB, 
Dec. 14th, 1803, Their children were— 1. Phtebe Ann, b. Sept. 18, 1804} 
2. Eliia Harriet, b. Aug. 24, 1808, d. Sept. 22, I8(Kt; 3. Eliia Harriet, b. I2th 
Nov. 1810; 4. Corsa Aldine, b. May 13th, 1811; 5. Mary Tolten, b. Octob. 19th, 
181.3 ; 6. Thomas P., b. April 6th, 1814 ; 7. George O., b. March IShh, 1891 ; 
8. Phebe Ann, b. March 10, iSH.—Htnrd in Famifg Bible. E. B. O'C. 

R. I. Reoistration Report. — The fifth registration report to thfi General 
Assembly of Rhode Island, prepared by John R. Barllett, Esq., Secretary of 
State, is a clearly planned work, containmg a great variety of interesting focts. 
We note that the different town clerks who make their returns, receive due praise 
or reproof, and this system cannot but tend to secure an increased care on their 

Proposed Ge^ealoqi of Brewster. — Rev. Ashbel Steele has been for a 
long time cn^ged in preparing tlie geneilog-y of the Brewster family, 

Paine Fasiilt REoisTER.'-Thc sevenlli number of this work waa issued at 
Albany, Jan. 1, 185!!. 

Gekkalogt of tbe Bli9b Famili. — Sylvester Bliss, of Boston, has nearly 
completed, and will pot to press aa soon as there is sufficient encouragement, a 
genealogy of this family, principally tbe descendants of Thomas Bliss, who died 
at Hartford in lt;40. 

pBRSiNfl. — We are pleased to learn that a descendant of Col. Thomas H. 
Perkins, (who touchingly wrote that it woutd have given him infinite pleasure to 
have known more of^liis futher's early life, — See Rtg., x.,Wi,) has caused re- 
searches lo be made for his ancestry, which has resulted in tracing the family of 
the seventeenth century in this country. This is praiseworthy, and the results 
we hope may bo published. 

We are informed, also, that one of the name in Hartford, Ct., perfectly compe- 
tent, has it in contemplation to give us a complete genealogy and history of ibe 
Perkins family, or at least of the Connecticut branch, 

Essex Codntt Families. — We learn from Joshua Coffin, of Newbury, Mass., 
author of the history of that town, that he has exterwive genealogical collectiora 
concerning tbe early settlers of Eeaex county, which give him great facilities for 
tracing &milies that originated there. 

Plthooth Bcriai. Hill — A« Epitaph and Histoiy. — William S. Russell 
of Plymonlh, Mass., author of the "Guide to Plymouth" and "Pilgrim Me- 




tnoml," proposea to publish, should euflicicnt encouragement he given, a volame 
eontainiDg od exict copy of the epitaphs on Che ancient Burial Hill of Plymouth, 
heiDg nearly two thousand in number, with nppropriate notea and engravin)^. 
The work will contain from 250 to 300 pages, printed and bound in good style, 
at one dollar a copy. 

InscRiPTios OS THi ToMBsTOBE OF ANDREW OaBOEWE,' in St George's 
Chapel, Windsor, Eng.— " Here under lyelh the Body of the Wor. ANDREW 
OSBORNE, Gent. Inle Master of the Wor. Company of the Merc hunt- Taylors, 
London, who first look to wife ^Uict Strat/ord, of Francott, in the County of 
Gtoueat., Gent., by whome he hud divers children, whereof now living three 
Sonnes, Jobk, Edward and CnAHLEa; and one Daughter, Alice: Secondly, 
took to wife, Jitargwel Caryt, with whom he liv'd in Love and peaceful Days, 16 
Years, and departed this Life, the 2lsl of Dentmbtr, Anno Domini, 16M " — Hilt, 
and Aatiq. of Windsor (Eton, 1749), p. 366. j. h. t. 

I H 

Fathentb. — Poymenl^ for the Rcgiiter, for 18S8, hava been rfcciTcd from ibo fol- 
lowing persons, in addition to those printed in the janaary number: Allan, 111., Hon. 
Boben Smith, (for 1857 and ISi8;) ftwron, J. P. Healy. Oliver Caner, J. W. Wright, 
Francis Brinley ; tWumltii, OAw, W. W. Mather, (for 1857 and 1858 ;) Ztefiom, Al van 
Lanuon ; Jomaka Plain, Wra. H. Sumner ; Philaddphia. John Hasehino ; RocL-y Bill, 
Onn., HcniT Bulklvy, (IBS' ;| Si. Lotus, Mo., ia,m<!» L. Gige; iranAi'n^fin, Nathan 
Bar^onc, J. T. Adnros ; WoretMer, E. H, Hcmmonway. 

For I8S9 -.^Atlaan. N. Y., Loml, C. Pnine ; Boston, Tbomos Waterman, Aaron 
Sai^Dt, John M. Bradbnrr, J. W. Warren, Joseph Palmer, Eliiabcth Child, Emily 
M. Adams, J. W. Parker, Jos. W. Plimpton, Natfil, Emerson, Winslow Lewis, John 
Bryant, W. H. Prcst'oW. Nathan Appleton, James F. Baldwin, Mrs. Daniel P. Parker, 
Lemuel thaw, David Sean, William Parsons, C. P. Adama, T. C. Smith, Robert C. 
HHnthrop, Alexander Bcale, G. W. Meaainger, Jlarid A. Bomion, Wm. M. Lathrop, 
J. Gardner While, Samuel Walker, Epliraim Nate, T. 0, "Aroory, Jr., E. Poaraon, 
S.E. 6cwall,T. A. Neal.Lfman MQson,BoiionLibnuy,Hen!y Rice, Henry Davenport, 
8. T. Fanvell, John Aiken, John Stevens, Pliilip Kelly, J. H. Wilkins, Jos. L. Richards, 
Charles Adamg, Jr., Increase S. Tarbox, J. K. Hall, Francis A. Hall, Zeloles Uoamer, 
Edward 3. Erving, Charles E. Jewutt; Brinltton, ¥. A. Whitney; Buffalo, N. 1'., 
LtH^nio K. Haddock : Broollgn, y. Y., J. M. Bradstrcet ; BiiriimflOB, Iter. Sninaol 
Sewall ; Bridi/twaltr, Williams Latham ; Bcmrly, Andrew T. Leach ; Bolloa, Coiui., 
LavinsHydo; Charlaioiim, Thomas ti. Wyman, Jr. ; Cambridge, Ooorgo LiTGrmoro ; 
Chctland, 0., James Wade, Jr., A. S. Sanford, Wm. A. O^s ; DeJIuiin, Calvin Guild ; 
Dminiri/, Josuph F. Wadsworth ; Fhaikiia, Qmn,, Aahbel Woodwar<l, A. B. Smith i 
Gloiiceiirr, John J. Babson ; Grnton, Joshua Green ; Ilampion, Conn., Jonathan Clarko i 
Binaham, Joseph Richardson ; Hopkinlon, N. li.. Dyer U. Sanborn ; Janudca Plain, 
Lntoer M, Harris, Catharine P. Curtis; Jeney Cllu, Solomon Atofscn; Lvnufidd, 
Josiah Newhall ; ienac, Henry W. Taft ; ManAaltam'iilr, N. y,. T. M. Peters; Marietta, 
Ohio, S. P. Hildreth ; Natidc, Austin Baron ; Neu York. A. B. Knowlion, James S. 
Eoekwell, W. J. Ward, C. W. Fn-dGrickson, J. E. Unlkley, Oliver Hoyt, W. B. 
Warren, HoratiD N. Otia, John H. Rediielcl, Nonnnn F. Edgorly ; Ntw Haem, Chtm., 
Henry White ; JVortAamplon, Hcnrt Bright ; Paiolacka, R. I., Wra. Tyler ; Parlanouth, 
N. it.. Ammi K. H. Femald ; Quincy, Wm. S. Pattae, Jonathan Marsh; QBi'ncy, lii., 
Willard Heyea, Charles O. Howland, John Wood, O. H. Browning; Randdph. 
Ebeneirr Aldon ; Snrijigju^ld, Oliver B. Morris, Jamea W. Crooks ; St. PauU, ilin., 
Wm. H. KcHay ; Troy, N. Y., Jonathan Edwarda ; Tipton, lawa, W. U. TnthUl ; 
Waidmni, J. B. Bright; W. BmUUborough, Vt., Samuel Clark; IfoAuni, Bowen 
Bnckman, Nathan Wvman ; Woanioct^, li. I., Ira B. Feck ; Wonxater, Alesamlei H. 
,'Wilder ; JSantmiUt Alhaiaeam, Oh<o. 


1 92 Officers of the Society. [April. 

Officers of the New England Historio-Genealogical Society 

for the Year 1859. 

ALMON D. HODGES, Esq., of Koxbnry. 


Massachusetts, Hon. Cuablbs Hudson of Lexington. 

Maine. Hon. John Applbton of Bangor. 

New Hampshire, Hon. Samuel D. Bell of Manchester. 

Vermont, Henrt Clark, Esq., of Poultney. 

Rhode Island, John Barstow, Esq., of Providence. 

Connecticut. Rev. F. W. Chapman of Ellington. 

Honorarj Vioe-PresidenU, 

New York, Hon. Millard Fillmore of Buffalo. 

New Jersey, Hon. Joseph C. Homblower of Newark. 

Pennsylvania, Hon. Samuel Breo^L of Philadelphia. 

Maryland. S. F. Streeter, Esq., of Baltimore. 

North Carolina. Edward Kidder, Esq., of Wilmington. 

South Carolina. Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D., of Charleston. 

Ohio. Hon. Elijah Hajward of McConnelUyille. 

Michigan, Hon. Lewis Cass of Detroit. 

Indiana, Hon. Ballard Smith of Cannelton. 

Illinois. Hon. John Wentworth of Chicago. 

Wisconsin. Cyrus Woodman, ^sq., of Mineral Point. 

Iowa. Rt. Rev. Henry W. Lee, D. D., of Davenport. 

Oorresponding Socretary, 
Jonjt Ward Dean of Boston. 

Beobrdins 86oretar7» 
Rev. Caleb Davis Bradlee of North Cambridge. 

Isaac Child of Boston. 

William B. Tbask of Dorchester. 

Joseph Palmeb, M. D., of Boston. 

Btandins Ctommittoes : 

On Finance, 
William Makepeace of Boston. 
Jeremiah Colbam of Boston. 
William £. Baker of Boston. 
Thomas J. Whittemore of Cambridge. 

On the Library, 
Rev. Alonzo H. Quint of Jamaica Plain. 
Samuel Bumham of Jamaica Plain. 
Thomas Waterman of Boston. 
J. Gardner White of Boston. 
Wm. B. Trask of Dorchester, {ex officio). I Isaac Child of Boston, {ex officio). 

On Publication. 

William B. Trask of Dorchester. 
William H. Whitmore of Boston. 
John Ward Dean of Boston. 


JULY, 1869. 

No. 3. 

The glee 

me what 


r after Willia or Williamson in the history or ontiqutlies of 
likely to gaUi^r " handTuls,*' aa did Ruth in the field of 
Boaz; but there is a story of the primitive days of Casco Oay — aa episode 
— not unworthy of consideration perhaps, though aiinoiiced by those ven- 
erable pioneers in Maine history. 

One of the ancient worthies of the Old Boy State was al; 
noted character in Maine, in later colonial limes, and he 
bered aa tlie author of one or two tracts. In one of his melancholy strains 
over the fancied degeneracy of the Puritan Commonwealth, and her con> 
sequent judicial afflictions, among which he epecially notes raltlesnakea 
and witches, he declared them to be so fixed on that heaven -forsaken 
land and people that even ihe reptiles would not swim the Merrimack, 
and llie witches would never play off their diabolisms '■ east of the Pis- 

We may imagine the relief the sorrow-stricken Puritan might have felt, 
had he known that the venomous snakes had really passed the bounds of 
the faithful, and coiled In ibe very midst of Episcopal territory on the 
Kennebeck. According to Williamson, this particular stripe of the 
*' cursed above all cattle " baa never been seen east of this river, nor in 
Europe, Asia, or Africa; ao that there ia no substantial discrepancy be- 
tween these early and later authorities on this point in our natural history. 
Let us do justice to Mr. Scotlow's accuracy. Here we may mention 
another remarkable fact given by Williamson, i. 133, about the Maine 
bear — that " before it retires in November it gumt up, as the hunters call 
it, by taking into its atomach a quantity of gum and turpentine as large aa 
■ " " ■"' * ■ It corroborated by Scottow. But, happily fi 

there rests not a 


ver the other ilem in Scotlow's eulogy on Maine ; 

in this he 

" writ jDur annili troe," 

nod it is just cau 

se for 3 

alisfaction that they are not the annals of witch- 


In the list of a 


s cited by the historian of Maine, we do not find a 

Yery rare work which wc 

have lately seen for the lirst time. Its title we give 

below," because 

it shows Ihe views of the learned and good at that period 


Witchcraft in Maine. 


on a subject which had absorbed and distracted the public — every mind — 
with anguish. 

An anecdote narrated in this volume well illustrates the striking influ- 
ence which a single eveni, or one word from a wise man's lips, may 
sometimes exert on iho characler and history of a community; and Maine 
may, perhaps, attribute her exemption from the witchcraft madness that 
blasted other communities to the intelligence and decision of the Rev. 
Robert Jordan of Spurwlnk, Maine, in suppressing the delusion at the 
outset, at the first attempt lo pmctice this villany in that Province. 

The first witchcraft case in New England was at Charlestown, in 1648, 
and the victim was a neighbor of Mr. Hale's, then in his boyhood, He 
was a son of Deacon Robert Hale, who may have taken an active part in 
the prosecution. He says that he heard much of whal was charged on 
that sufferer and others in those times, and that " the reverence he bore 
to aged, learned, and judicious persons caused him to drink in their prin- 
ciples in these things wiih a kind of implicit faith," and aptly quotes 
Horace : — 

" Quo Scnel est imbota reooitt Mrvtbit oiloram 
Testa iliu," 

which he interprets thus : " A child will not easily forsake the principles 
he hath been trained up in from his cradle." Mr. Hale graduated at 
Harvard College in 1657, and died May 15, 1700, aged sixty-four, after 
a ministry of forty -seven years in Beverly. He was one of the distin- 
guished clergy of his lime. When, in 1692, ihe wife of his own bosom 
was accused of witchcraft, he was led to question, not the reality of ibe 
crime, but " ihe traditions of tho fathera, the maxi.'ns of the common law, 
and the precedents and principles" upon which the trials were conducted. 
His volume is an able exposition of the now obsolete learning upon that 
subject — learning which flowed from the lips and pens of Lord Bacon, 
Sir Muilhew Hale, Bishop Hall, Richard Baxter, Dr. H^nry More — from 
the bar, the bench, the pulpit, and the study ; and ho was a bold man, 
careless of his repute for soundness, whether divine, civilian, or physician, 
who doubled. 

In the case of Amy Duny, cited by Mr. Hale, tried before Lord Chief 
Baron Hale, in 1664, Sir Thomas Browne, the famous physician of his 
lime, declared himself clearly of opinion that the " devil cooperated wilh 
the malice of the witches, at whose instance he did the vlllaoies;" and 
added thai " in Denmark there had lately been a great discovery of 
witches, who used the very same way of afflicting persons, by convoying 
pins into them ; " and such was ihe authority of his opinion that he was 
thought to have had no small influence in ihe condemnation oT the unfor- 
lu nates. 

This case, before one of the highest legal minds of England and most 
conscientious of men, occurred five years after the date of the incident 
narrated by Mr. Hale, which we give in his own words, and with his 

covery Discumed, j both Ntgaiiitia and Affirm 

and I EXPERIENCE, j | By John Eai 

in BtoeHtv, I Anoo Domini, 169T | I 

Wkai iKai tag unto juu, Kek unto iSem that hatu [ FvmUiar AiinM nnd tmlo niaanls, 
liai pt^i (|«. I To lA< LaiB and lo tJie Talimont ; i/t/i^ ipeak \ mit acconliag la Uiii icord, 
il it becaaie there ii no j liyhl in them, Uaiub, viii. 20. | 

TTmtielikhltaaalliaJitliouiBe.Joh, Si. 33. I | 

Boston in N. E. | Priaied b; B. GnEBN, and J. Alum, Ibr Beajaniin Eliot aodtr 
the Town Boow, IToa." 


Wilchcra/l i« Maine. 


must be very circumspeci lesl we be 
I hap[iened in a cose nigh Richmond 

appropriate refleciioH thai " we 
deceived by human knavery, t 
Iiiand, circiUr Anno, 1659. 

" One Mr. Thorpe, a drunken Preacher, was golten in to Preacii at 
Biack point under the appearance and profession of a minisier of the 
Gospel, and buarded nt the house of Goodman Bayly, and Baylye's wife 
observed his conversation to be contrary to hia calling, gravely loid him 
his way was contrary to the Gospel of Christ, and desired him to reform 
hia life, or leave her bouse. So he departed from the liouse, and turned 
her enemy, and found an opportunity to do ber an injury ; and it ao fell 
oot that Mr. Jordan of ^umink had a cow died, and about that time 
Goody Bayly had said she intended sucli a day to travel to Casco-Bay. 
Mr. Thorpe goes to Mr. Jordan's man or men, and saith the Cow waa 
bewitched to death, and if they would lay the carcass in a place he should 
appoint, he would bum it and bring the tuilch : and accordingly the cow 
is laid by the path that led from Black Point to Caaco, and aet on fire that 
dag Goody Bayly was to travel that way, and so she came by while the 
carcass was in burning, and Thorpe had her questioned for a witch : But 
Mr. Jordan inierposed in her behalf: and said his cow dyed by his ser- 
Tants negligence, and to cover their own fault they were willing to have 
il imputed lo witchcraft; and Mr. Thorpe* knew of Goody Baylyes in. 
tended Journey, and orders my servants (said he), without my approba- 
tion, to burn my Cow in the way where Bayly is to come ; and so 
ramriddled the knavery and delivered the innocent." t 

At the distance of two hundred years this narrative seems too puerile, 
absurd, to be so gravely related ; but we can better appreciate it by a 
reference Jo contemporary cases, and we wilt take the two already named. 
In that at Charleatown, eleven years before this, the woman was suh- 
pecled partly because thai, afier some angry words passing between her 
and her neighbors, some mischief befell their cattle and the like, and 
partly because some things supposed to be bewitched, or to have a charm 
upon them, being burnt, she came to the fire and seemed concerned ; 
and upon such evidence the poor viciim waa condemned and hung. In 
^e other case, that of Duoy, before Baron Hale, a load, found in the 
'lanket ofDurant, who was said to be bewitched, was held in the fire till 

made a horrible noise ; and the next day Amy Duny, who was sus* 

lied to bewitch Durant, was found " all grievously scorched with lire," 
and upon this and like evidence she waa condemned and hung. 

Certainly Lord Hale must have hung Goody Bayley on so good a case 
as that presented by Thorpe. The burnt cow " brought the witch " in 
the very nick of timo, as Thorpe had predicted ; the poor woman must 
have appeared " concerned " when the minisier and scholar charged her 
with wiichcral\ — a sure token of guilt Eiccording to witchcraft law, and a 
fact plain to all beholders, who also expected it to be so; the great test 
by burning was proved — the test upon which Winthrop had found one 

• Thorpa was preaontcd to the court by Jordan and Jocoljn, in 1659, for "pronching 
tusound doctriiiD." UhIu csIIii him u " drunken preacher ; " Mn. Balcy calls him a 
TO7 liad man, and iIHtcs him from her honte ; JordnD cMt him a knare. Whoace ha 
came, whithur ha nugt, iota and oat oF thia year o( graco 1659, we knoir not. This il 
■Jl wc hear of him. Uohappj mcmorj' I 

t Ittr, Hale mar hare liad ihls from Mr. Jordan 

bad convorsed , 

laitf oTSpanriak, 

196 Bond of Charles Hilton, 1671. [July, 

wilch guilty in New England, and upon which Lord Hale was soon to 
hang anotlier in Old England; witchcraft was a verity and a crime by 
ihe laws of Moses, by the laws of England, by the judgment of Christen- 
dom ; her accuser came " under tlie appearance and profession of a 
minif^icr of the Gospel ;" the case seems to have assumed the gravity of 
legal form, for Thorpe had " her questioned ;" there were the necessary 
materials to carry il on — roguery and credulity. Under this condition of 
circumstance and opinion — shunned and dreaded under the reproach and 
suspicion of familiarity with the devil — bewildered by the sudden sur- 
rounding of myslerious agencies, of ghostly dangers — her very life im- 
Eeriled by the unseen powers of darkness, the machinations of Satan and 
is angels— who or what can save the life of iho accused ? What shall 
he the end of this ? Is it to be the inauguration of the dominion of dia- 
bolism and anguish, like thai already begun in other parts of New Eng- 
land, in England, in Denmark, under the authority of the learned, good 
and great, and reaching down into the next century, with its ghastly 
scores that make us even now to shudder, or to turn away with loathing ? 
To any who may recall these darkest pages of human weakness, this is 
no question of the fancy. 

The infaniy was averted by the common sense and courage of Robert 
Jordan. We must attribute il, not to Jordan's education or associations, 
but solely to hla own clear-headed common sense — his native discern- 
ment. If we wonder at and commiserate the fatuity which clouded the 
wisdom and genius of Bacon, the learning of Browne, and the judgment 
and benevolence of Hale, against whom such records remain, shall we 
not gratefully recognize and dwell upon the sagacity and prudence of 
Jordan, who thus averted the abomination once and forever, and thus 
stands out so luminous amid the gloom which bewildered the first inlei- 
lects and best hearts of those limea I 

The event was soon forgotten, but not so evanescent was its sitenl 
force, so beneficently and permanently affecting the people; and we 
form a higher idea of the man — we concede to him, as the man of 
wisdom, the deliverer from evil, a dignity which could never attach to 
merely the steady adherent and vigorous defender of a particular polity, 
or the powerful Lord of Spurwink. „, 


[From ibo originnl in ttic poisesaioQ of CaiM.y.t H. MoasE.j 

"This bill hindeth me Charles Hillton of Eseter, my Ayers, Execu- 
tors & Admynistralorcs to pay or Cu[u]se to be payd to Henry Remble 
of boston twenty thowsand of good Murchantable pine hordes ; to be payd 
as followeth, to say, six thowsand as aboue snyd lo be payd at lamperell 
rever landing plase, at or before the last of June ne^tl, and forctene thow- 
sand hy the last of June in the yere seuenlio two ; & to the treu perform- 
enes here of I bind me, Charles Hilton, as aboue sayd to Henry Kemble 
■ or his ayeres, or asines, as witnca hereunto I set my hand this first of May 
(1671) Charles Hilton 

witncs in presents of vs, Walter Barcfoole, Humphcry Willoon" 

The following is endorsed on the above bond t — 

>* Rescued the Conienes of this bill of Charles Hillton to saltisfacktioa 
this a?!!- of July 1674 p' mo Henry Kembl* " 

j!« " j 

Sir Humphrey GillerCa Last Letters. 


■ The readers of the Register ore hero presented with one of, the last 
wters of the chivalrous and persevurinw, but unfortunate, Sir Humphrey • 
Gilbert. As it bears dale but a short lime before he sailed upon his last 
expeditioD, there can be llltlo doubt of its being among his very last 
written communications, 

i well known, in 1583, with 
sixty men, with the i 

Sir Humphrey sailed from Englat 
five ships and about two hundred t 

settling a permanent colony in North America. The following letter 
relates to that, to him, fatal enterprise. It has not, to my knowledge, 
been published or even referred to. It was discovered by me in my 
examinations of the British Archives, and being a portion of American 
history 1 communicnle it for publication in the New England Hist, and 
Gen. Register. The original is now safely lodged in Her Majesty's Stale 
Paper Office, and may readily be referred to, as its place is duly indi- 
cated. 1 have carefully copied his autograph, to accompany it. 

This letter in itself is of deep interest, for its exposition of the character 
of its author. It lets us into some of the interesting particulars of hia 
private affairs, as well as into some circumstances which influenced his 
conduct. It shows that, notwithstanding ihc disappointments and discour- 
aging returns which the two voyages of Frobisher produced. Sir Humphrey 
was probobly sanguine thai gold and silver were to be had in abundance 
in the northern regions of America. It is alike inferable that there were 
those among his friends who did not entertain those sanguine expectations.. 
Among these was the Queen, who exhibited on this occasion a judgment 
much superior to that with which the lamented Gilbert was possessed, for 
she desired him to stay at home, and to commit the execution of his 
project to another, " as he was a man noted of noe good hafp by sea." 

Others had insinuated that he wanted courage to proceed on his voy- 
age, as.hia ships had been ready for sea several months before he sailed, 
Stung by such reflections, and under the smart of their injustice, he wrote 
this letter. The knowledge of these facts may reasonably excuse the 
vaunting strain in which a part of il is written. In this the Queen is 
quite cavalierly reminded of his eight and twenty years' service. 

In this letter we are introduced to the street in which Sir Humphrey 
Gilbert lived ; but I cannot learn, on the spot or elsewhere, the precise 
locality of his house. A very few years B^er the loss of this distinguished 
man, John Stow described Red Cross street; on the west side of which, 
he says, " from Saint Giles Churchyard up to the Cross, be manie faire 
houses built outward, with dyvers alleys lurninge into a large platt of 
grounde, called the Jewcs Garden." Above a year after Sir Humphrey 
sailed for America, the " house of Lady Gilbert, iii Red Cross St.," is 
metitioncd, incidentally, in another State Paper in the same series. She 
was. no doubt, living in that street at the time last mentioned. 

There are other papers of great interest connected with the career of 
Gilbert in the same archives. Among them la a copy of his commission 
or patent, in which are the names of all the adveniurers; but it might be 
thought foreign to the objects of the Register by some of Its subscribers, 
and so I merely apprize them that such a document exists, and will only 

1 Gilberf d o 

1 da; hit Ctuutifta ataa 


Sir Humpkrey Gilbert's Last Letters. 


notice ihe " Instructions," a copy of which he left at his departure : — 
" 1. The yellowe wbk ia lo be broken Tp al the Landes ende of Englande 
and not before, fo' that it is for their Course onely. 2, the redde woi ia 
not to be broken vp before they come vpon the Coast of America, or 
wiliin a hundrelh Leagues therof. 3. The p'ties to whom the same ar 
Delivered ar to give their faithcs not lo do atiic thing contrary to this 
Direction. Ther ar xij of tlic same bales [rolls] for diwccon Delivered 
ypon the Delivery of the Articles of or Agreem' and one Liltell rolle w"^ 
B Lobell wraped vp in redd wax and Sealed as the other, xij"" of Decem- 
ber 1582. — Aiao, I woulde have these writes, the L™ pailemes, thu 
ghiunt lo the Towne and the Sea Carde [Chart] and all other thingea 
touching ibis matter putt into an Iron chest w'ti three Lockes. And not 
to forgelt to speak with Iron Smicoiles m'chani of London, al his reiurae 
from Darbery, for his graunt, for 1 badd conference v/^ him about the 
same before his departure. And those three keyes aforesayd, lo be kept, 
the one by the Moior of Southampton, thother by Richard goddard, And 
the third by lobarl Moore, vniill the officers be knowcn. H. G." 

In an earlier document he inentioiis, " The said S' Humfry Gilbert, of 
the Townes of Toltness and Dartmouth," and all others adventuring with 
him, " vnder the name of Sf John Gilbert, Knight, thelder' brother of the 
said Sir Humfry gilbert; and Also all others Adventuring to iheflccts 
afore said, vnder the name of btirnard Drake, esquire, or Anthony 
Brigham, gent.," &c. 

LondoH, March IBlk, 1859. S. G. D. 

Right honorable, wheras it hath pleased yC honC to let mee vnder- 
stand that her ma"" of her especiall care had of my well doing, & pros- 
perous Buccesse, hath wished my stay atl home from the personall execution 
of my intended discovery as a man noted of noe good happ by sea : for 
the which I acknowledge my sclfc so muche boundcn vnto her ma'^, as I 
know uot how lo deserve the leaslc parte therof, otherwise then wilh my 
continuall prayer, and most faythfull, and forwarde service during lyfe : 
And now to excuse my selfe, and satisfye yo' honor touching the obiec- 
tions made of my ataye, it may please yow to bee aduertised that in my 
first enterprise I retomed with great losse, because I would not my selfe, 
nor suffer any of my companye to doe any ihinge conlrarye to my worde 
given lo her ma* and yo^ selfe ; for yf 1 had not farr p'ferred my credit 
before my gayne, 1 needed not to have relorned so poorc as then I did. 
And touching this my last stay at Hampton, it hath preceded by southwest 
wyndea of godcs making and sending: and tl erfore not my faulle or 
negligence, but yf I wear gillye of deiaye, the principall charge is my 
owne, and noe losso to any other, for my aduenlures as I had them for 
the mosi parte in wares, so 1 have them still wiihuul any lusse to anye of 
them. And in Iruthe the' outcrage of this winter hath ben a common 
hyndrance to all men of this realme soulhwarde bounde. Ven and the 
wyndes so contmrye as that il hath drovcn shippes from (he yles of ihc 
Asres vppon this cosle without spreading any sayle at all. A ihinge I 
thinke never harde of before. And the kinge of Portingale beeing at the 
Tercera coulde not in all this lyme recover the maderaes. How fan- 
impossible then hadd it ben for mee lo have performed my iorney this 
winter? Yof hono^ can iudgc dwelling soe farr lo ihe norihewnrdes of 
the place intended to bee discovered. And seeing the Quecnes ma*" is lo 
have ft fyfihe of all the golde & syluer ther to bee gouen wilhout any 

^ J 

Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Last Letters. 


charge lo her ma*, 1 taruale her hyghnes of her occuslomed favof will not 
denyo mee liberiye to execute thai w^h reslelh in hope so profitable to her 
ma"" & crowne. The great desyre I have to performe the same halh coste 
mee firal & last the selling and spending of a (howsand markc land a 
yeere of my owns getting besydes ihe scorne of the worlde, for conceav- 
ing so well of a matter thai others hold so ridiculous, although now by 
my meanea heller thought of, Yff the dowbte bee my wante of '\]]l to 
execute the same I will offer my selfo to bee apposed, by all thi. best 
gato™, and Cosmographcres wilhin this realme. Yff it bee cowaiHli- 
BBB, I aeeke noe other purgation iherof then my former service don lo hi.v 
na*. yf il bee the stispiiion of daynlinea of dyeit or sea sicknes in those 
both I will yeeld my aelfe seccond to nee man lyving, because that com- 
parison ie ralher of hardines of bodye, then a boate of vertue. but how 
litllo accounle soever is made ether of ihe matter or of mee, ! truste her 
" w"" her favo' for my xxviij"* yeares service will alowo mee to getl 
my livinge aa well as I may honestly (which is every subiectes righte), 
and not to constrayne mee by my idle aboade at home to begg my bredd 
with my wife and children, especially seeing 1 have her ma"" graunte 
and lycense vnder the great seale of Etiglande for my departure, wiihoute 
I die which 1 would not have spent a penny in this action, wherin 1 em 
kviost bounde to her ma" for her groat favo', which of all thinges 1 most 
Kj)esyre : and take comforte in : protesting that noe man lyving shall 
I •erve her ma"* more faythfully and dutifully during my life w"! all ihe 
good fortune that god shal! bestowe on mee. And thus I truste I have 
■atisfyed yo' bono' as all my intenteg and proceedings. Leaving yo" hono' 
to the tuition of ihe almightye, fTrom my howse in Redcroase alreal the 
Tih offTebruary 1582. 

Yo" honores most humble 

[Address:]— To the right Hono I 
Knight I Principall Secrclarye | 
Doma. Ser., Vol. 159, No. 46.] 

table 8' (Francis | Walsyngham 
to her ma"— [BHt. State Fap«rt, 

[Communicated b; C. H. MoasB.) 
" Cambridge, My 13. 1775. Received of the Commissary General, 
I n' Virtue of General orders, for the use of our Regiments, the following 
r 'Coats, to be delivered to those of our men who Lost in the laie Engage- 
V ment with Gen. Tom Gnge's Troops. 
'" four Coats, p' Eben' Bridge, Col, 

Col' Preicott, Ten Coats, p' John Robinson, Ll Col. 
Col' Frye, Six Coals, p' Tho" Poor, Major. 



The Osgood Family in New England. 


It litSa 


[B7 C. M. Emdicott of Salem.] 

[CoDtinucd from p. 121.] 


ChriBlopher ' Ctegood, as has been before slated, emigmied lo this counliy 
in ihe ship Mary and John, Capf. Sayres, of London, from Soulhamplon, 
in March, 1633-4, und look the freeman's oath, 16 May, 1635. Married 
Margery Fowler, daughter of Philip Fowler, After his death his widow 
morried Thomas Rowell, of Aadovcr, arid had one son, Jacob Rowell, 
who was by trade a carpenter, and removed lo Elizabeth Towd, New 
Jersey, where he was living in 1681. Her second husband died May 8, 
1662, and Margery married again, previous to 1670, Thomas Coleman, 
of Nantucket, lo which place he removed from Newbury previous to 
1673, as Margery Coleman is called of Nantucket, May 27, 1673, per 
Essex Reg. Deeds, B. 3, I. 274. 


I Christopher Osgood of Ipswich being wcako in bodv but of perfoc 
& memoTj aix coinitl my soale into tho hands of my reaoemsr, ft com 
Estato Iho Lord hath lent mee this ia mj la^t will Si tcetnment, 

First 1 do give unto my oldest dan^Eer Marr^Osgood [en ponnds to be pud ber 
or her assigns M her day of marriage & lo my other three daaghten, Abigail, Elisabeth 
& Deborah Eve pounds to each of iheiu to be paid to Ihem and every of them at or 
upon their rexpective dayee of maniago And to my sonne ChrlsToplier= Osgood I do 
give my house and laods to have & enjoy the same at the age of two & twentie yeaiw 
And my will is that my beloved wifo Margery Osgood shalbe the solo execatrii of 
this my will & to enjoy the proflitt & btnefilt of my estate dnringo the minority of mj 
children as abovcsaid And lastly I doe request and desire Mr. John Norton and my 
Father Phillip Fowler to be overseers tLat this my will be performed according to the 
true intent thereof 

In witness heere of I hare snbscribed my hand the nineteenth day of Aprill 1650 

Christopher Osgood 
1 do also desire our respected Major 10 a joyne with Mr Norton & ray Father 
Witneas Nathaniel Mnthcw 
Joseph BowlandsoD 
Daniel RolTe 
Memorandum which was forgotten my wtU is that my oldest dangtilor marry not 
vithoul tho desire of ray wife & tho consont of my overseers & that my younger dangh- 
ters raarry not without tho consent of their mother & the advice of the ovcracers if it 
may be bad and that their several portions be paid unto (hem when they shall atlaine 
the age itf twenty yeare* if they be not tnarryod beforo that age 

Chrutopher Osgood 
Proved by the oath of Daniel Rolli) the io>i> of tho B"- ro: ISM 
per tns Robert Lord 

1. Cbbistophbr Osgood hy wife Margery had : — (2) Mars', «'■ John 
Lovejoy,June 1, 1651. (3) Abigail* m. John Wilson— a son, named 
John Wilson, sold lo his uncle Christopher, a9lh Aug., 1721, all his right 
to any division of the common lands in Ipswich, belonging lo his grand- 
father's estate. (4) Elhabetk.* (5) Deborah,' m. John Ross, Aug. 28, 
1663; he died March 4, 1692. (6) CAr»»(opfter,'(+) 1643. (7)7^omai.'(t) 

N. B. — The last named son, Thomas,' is not mentioned in his father's 
will ; but in several deeds given by his mother, after she became the 
wife of Thomas Coleman, of Nanluckei, Thomas Osgood is called her 
son, particularly in deed, per Essex Reg. Deeds, B. 3, 1. 274, wherein 
ore Ihe following words : " lo Tliomas Osgood, tn consideration of the 
natural afleclion T doe have unto my said son," He may have been a 
posthumous child. 


3859.] The Osgood Family in New England. 201 


6. CHRiSTOFHEa' OsGooD, born in Ipswich in 1643, was a miilwrighl. 
Removed lo Andovcr, where he ever aAer resided, on the marriage of his 
mother to Thomas Kowell. Sold the dwelling house and grounds in 
Ipswich, left him by hia father, to Thomas Metcalf, Oct. 2, 1666. Sold 
also a half right in the common lands in Ipswich, belonging to his Talher's 
estate, to Edmnnd Heard, July 18, 1722. Took the freemau's oulh, Feb. 
21, 1675-6. He had four wives r m. Isl, Hannah Belknap, of Lynn, 
Dec. 6, 1663, by whom he had six children; she d. Nov. 21, 1679: 
m. 2d, Hannah Barker, May 27, 1680, by whom ho had four children ; 

she d. April 6, 1687 : m. 3d, Sarah , by whom he had no chiU 

dren ; she d. July 8, 1689 : m. 4th, Sarah , by whom he had six 

children ; she survived him. Representative, 16D0. Died 1723, a. 80. 
Will dated 24th July, 1722; proved June, 1723. 

Children by Hannah Belknap :— (8) Mary,' b. July 5, 1665, m. John 
Marston, Hay 28, 1689, d. April 5, 1700. (9) Hannah,' b. Oct. 19, 
1668, m. John Carlton, Aug. 22, 1688. (10) Dorothy,' b. July 4, 1671, 

m. AnnisB. (11) Abigail,' b. Aug. 29, 1673, m. Joseph Carlton, 

Aug.2,1694. (12) CArisfopfter,' (t)b. June 28, 1675. (13) Exekiel,'{i) 
b. Nov. 5, 1679. 

Children by Hannah Barker :— (14) PreciHn,^ b. April 1, 1681, m. 
James Russell ; he d. previous to 1732. (15) Sarah,' b. Feb. 19, 1683, 

m. Gray, d. previous to 1722. (16) Esther,' b. Oct. 31, 1684, m. 

. Langdon. (17) Anna,' b. March 8, 1687. 

Children by Sarah, 4th wife:— (18) Rebecca,' b. May 3, 1692, m. 
Robert Barnard, Sept. 14, 1710. (19) Lydia,' b. June 14, 1694, d. July 
20, 1694. (20) Lydia,' b. Sept. 1, 1695, m. Slierebiah Barnard, Feb. 3, 
1716. (21) Martha,' b. Dec. 14, 1698, m. Daniel Moore, 1722. (22) 
/erwnwA,* (f ) b. 1702. (23) Mary,' b. 1705, m. John Foster, June 3, 

7. Thomas' Osgood, b. in Ipswich about 1651 ; waa living in New- 
bury in 1673, and in Andover in 1675. Occupation, a yeoman. Took 
the freeman's oaih at the same lime with his brother Christopher, Feb. 21, 
1675-6. Removed from Andover with his family after 1692; not known 
where. Married Susannah . 

Children of Thomas and Susannah born in Andover : — (24) Mary?h. 
Feb. 14, 1675. (25) Sarah? b. Feb. 6, 1677. (26) Hannah,' b. Nov. 
S9, 1679. (27) Thomas,' b. Dec. 17, 1680. (28) Josiah,' b. March 1, 
1682, d. May 6, 1683. (29) Jiidilh,* b. Feb. 8, 1683. (30) Deborah,' 
b. Feb. 26, 1685. (31) Josiah,' b. May 31, 1688. (32) Abigail,' b. 
Aug. 11, 1690. (33) Susannah,' b. Oct. 29, 1692. 


12. Chbistopheh* Osgood, b. June 28, 1675. Was a millwright, 
Kod built and owned the first grist mill on Concord River. Lived in Bil- 

lerioo. Married Elizabeth ; d. in 1739, ft 64. His widow was non 

tompot in 1764. Children named in division of property, Oct. 13, 1740 : 
—(34) Chnstopher,' millwright; d. 1748; will daied Aug. 25, 1748; 
proved Sept. 26, 1748 ; children named in the will : John,' Rebecca,* 
Christopher,* Sarah,' Mary;' widow Sarah. (35) Phineat,* A. 1756; 
children, Hannah,' under 14 in 1756. (36) Joseph,* b. 1719. (37) 
Benjamin,* b. 1721, d. 1748 ; prisoner from Canada by the way of Louis- 
burg, Oct. 6, 1748; administrator, David Osgood. (38) David,* b. 1724, 
d. 1768 ; innholder ; will dated Juno 15, 1767 ; proved Feb. 16, 1768 ; 


Bell of Port Royal. 



widow. Surah; children named: Elizabeth,' Hannah,' Sarah,* Dolly,' 
David* Phineaa.' (39) Elizabeth,* b. 1725, d. 1748; admin. Sept 12, 
1746, 10 brother Joseph Osgood. 

13. Ezekiel' Osgood, b. Nov. 5, 1679. Lived in Andover. Mar- 
ried 1st, Rebecca Wardwell, Feb. 20, 1710-11 ; m. 2d, Mary , who 

survived him; d. in 1741, a. 62. Will dated Nov. 5, 1740; proved 
April 20, 1741 ; executor, his son Samuel— per Register of Probate 
Recorda, B. 24, p. 123. Children named in hia will :— (40) Snmuel,* 
b. May 27, 1714, m. Dorothy Wardwell, May 21, 1739 ; m. 2d, Eliza- 
beth Abbol, Jon. 4, 1753 ; d. 1774 ; children named in the will, B. 24^ 
I. 213 : Samuel,' b. 1741 ; Eliakim,' b. 1743 ; Dorothy,' b. 1745 ; Joseph,* 
b. 1760 ; John.* b. 1765 ; Thomas,' b. 1767, was an architect and lived 
in Charlestown, Mass., d. March 21, 1818, father of Rev. Samuel* Osgood, 
D. D., of New York; Christopher,' b. 1769. (41) EzeJnel,* m. Mary 
Barker, May 15, 1746. (42) CkrUtopker^ (43) Hannah,* m. John 
Adams, Nov. 23, 1758. (44) JoAn,* b. Jan. 24, 1725. (45) Manj* b. 
June 16, 1729, m. William Done, Nov. 21, 1751. (46) Elizabeth,* h. 
Aug. 20, 1732, m. Samuel Martin, April 24, 1753. 

22. Jekemiah* Osgood, b. in 1702, Lived first in Andover, whence 
he probably removed to Pomfrel, Ct., about 1750, having purchased a 
farm there of 148 acres of land in 1749. Married 1st, Nov. 9, 1727, 
Lydia Poor ; m. 2d, May 29, 1745, Mary Chandler. Children of Lydia 
and Jeremiah :— (47) Lydia,* b, Sept. 8, 1728. (48) Marg,* b. Aug. 6, 
1729. (49) Rebecca,* b. Sept. 4, 1730, (50) Mehttable,* b. March 20, 
1732. (51) Jeremiah,* b. Sept. 3, 1733; d. Oci. 3, 1733. (52) Jere- 
miah,* b. May 16, 1735. (53) DanUI,* b. April 29, 1737. (54) Sarah,* 
b. April 23, 1741. 

End of the Third Generation of Christopher Osgood. 

In the eighth volume of the Register, p. 160, is a brief account of ihe 
family of Wm. Osgood, of Salisbury. Will dated 15th March, 1700; 
proved Sept. 2, 1700. Children named William, John, Joanna, w. of 
Robert Jones, of Amesbury ; Mary, w. of Thomas Currier ; Sarah, w. of 
John Colby ; Elizabeth, w. of John Quimby, 


Beli. op Pobt Rotal. — The following order is copied from the origi- 
ihe handwriting of Governor Leveretl, by permission of Mr. Morse, 

the o 

Port Royal was captured by Major Hoberl Sedgwick and Captain John 
Levereil, Aug. 16, 1654. Their ships sailed from Boston in the summer 
of 1654, and returned in September, according to Hull; hut it would 
■eem, from thf^ date of this order, thai Lcverelt either remained at or 
returned to Port Royal. See Holmes'e Armah, i. 300-2, authorities there 
cited ; and HiUCi Diary (in Trans, Am. Aniiq. Soc. ill.), p. 174-6. 

" Capt. Richard Moore, I vnderstand that the boll y' was carryed from 
Port Royall is in yf hands & reserved for Capt. Lothrop. I desyer you 
to deliver the same vnto him ii, this ahalbe yo^ warrant. Fro yo' Loveing 

Jn" Leverett. 

Fort Boyall this 7th Decemb, 1654." 




The originals of the two foUowinc ducniacnu arc in tho poHCuion of Hr. Chariot 
H. Morse, the well koonn collector uf autographs. Tho signers of the firit are Hn. 
Anne Bradxtrcet, iho celehraled poetcsB ; her danghtcr Merry, and hvr sona Dndlej 
and John ; and three other penons, of irhoni the writer of this note knows nolhin);., 
There Is no date to this doenment, bnC it roust have been sig^ied before Oct. 31, IBIS,' 
ior Mercy Bradstrcet bora the name of Wade after that date. 

We have p'vcn a facaimilo of the aotograph of Mrs. Bradstreet, as this is the only 
t»ne written in fiill that we have over med or heard, of. That copied in tho RopiBter, 
Tol. Vin., p. 314, is the on); other autograph that wo know of. and we hare made 
fi^nent inquiries on the sabjcct. Neither of these antogntphs, however, gives a fair 
idea of Mrs. Bradstrect'e handwriting, as is proved liy a mannscript toIudc of hers. 

is still e: 

n a heantifnl band. 

This wllnesseth thai wee heard goodm Sutton amy there was noe horses 
in his yard that night in vi"- M' Bradstreeles mare was killed, it afier- 
warits that there was none that he knew of; but being told by M' Brad- 
Blrcete thai hee ihought hec could p'ue bee draue out some, then bee sd. 
yes, now I rememb' there was 3, or 4. 

Further wee teslifie ihe sd. Sutlon ad. ntl yt tyme there was noe dcigg 
there but his w'' was a puppy & Mr Danes that would not byte. 

^fme ^rcul/iYtU-^ 

Dudley Brad3l[reel] 

Edward Whitlington 

When Mr. Jonathan Wade of Ipsw* came first to my house att 
Aodou' in the 1 yeare 73, to make a motion of marriage betwixt hJs soii 
Nathaniel and | my daughter Mercy hee freely of himself told mee what 
be would I giue to his soii vz. one halfe of his Farme att Mistick, and on 
third p't of his I land in England when hee dyed and that hee should 
haue liberty to make | vse of p't of tho imp'ucd and broken vpp ground 
rpon the sd. Farme till I hee could gett aome broken rpp for himselfe 
vpon his owne p't, and IlKcwis I that hee should Hue in and haue the vsc 
of halfe the house & vnfill he hod one | of his owne built vpon bis p't 
of the farme. I was willing to accept of his | offer, or at least sd. nothing 
against it : but p'p'oundcd thai hec would make [ his sd. soii a decde of 
guit\ of that third p't of his land in England to enioy to [ bim and his heires 
after his death. This hee was not free to doe, but sd. it was | as sure, 
for he bad soe pult it into bis will, that his 3 sons should haue | that in 
England equally devydcd betwixt them, vz. each a 3 p't. I obiected | bee 
might ah' his will when hee pleased, & his wife might dye Ac hee 
marry | againe and haue oth' children, w''' hee thought a vaine obieccoD. 
Much I oihr discourse there was alxiut the stocke on the Farme, &c., but 
remayneing vawilling | to giue a deedc for that in England, saying he 
might liuB to spend it, and o(\en | repeating bee bad soe ordered it in his 


Sale of Siave Mercury. 


will, as aforesd., W hee should never air without | great necessity, or 
words lo that purpose. Soo wee p'led for that lyme leaveing J thnt 
mail" lo further consideracon. After hee came home hee told seu all of 
my I Friends and others aa they informed me ihat hee had p'ffered lo 
gue his son Nathaniel betl' then lOOtT | and 1 would not accepl of it. 
Th« next tyme hee came lo my house, after some | discourse about ihe 
premises and p'ceiueing his resolucon as form'ly, I consented | lo 
accepl of w' hee had form'ly ingaged, and left it to him lo add w' hee 
pleased | towards the building of him a house &c., and soc agreed that 
the yong p'sons might [ p'ceedo in marriage with both o' Consents w"* 
accordingly ihey did. { S. Bradstreet | 

The Hon'" Simon Bradstreet Esq' [ made Oath to the truth of the 
abovewritten | Sept. 21"' 1683 before | Sam" Nowell, Assist' | 

The interlines [as aforesaid] • line 19"i and [ [as they informed me] 
line SS"" were before [ Ihe Oath was made 


(Comtnuaicated bj C. H. Mouxu.] 

" Know al men by these p'senis lhat 1 Jobe Lane, of Maiden in the 
Covnty of midelse.t in Now Engld,, Carpenter, acknowleg my aelfe lo be 
indebted vnlo John Leveretl, of Boston in ihe Covnly of Svflblke, in the 
Massachvsels Collony in New Engld, for a negro boy called mercvry the 
svm of thirty povnds of Cvrrant monney of new Engld., the which svm, 1, 
the sayd Jobe Lane p'mise to pay vnlo the aayde Leveretl at his Now 
dwelling hovse in boston, or in other pay to his Content, as for monney, 
or to his heyres execcvto's or aasignes, for the irve performance of ihe 
same, I doe hereby fyrmely bynd mysclfo my heyres, execcvlo's & 
assignes in the penalty of sixty povnds of like Cvrrant monney. In 
wiines whereof, I have herevnto set my hand & scale this 12lh day of 
Jvne 1667. Job Laine. 

[Sealed with a pine-tree shilling.] 
Witnes, William Sedgwicke, Isaac -}- Gross." 

The above bond, except the signalures, is in the handwriting of Gov. 
John Leveretl, who has made the following memoranda under it ; — 
" jnierest of 30' at 8 cent for 3 yearea one Mo. dve fro 12 jv. 1667 to 
jvly 15. 1670 7' 6' [«c.] 

So y' y« debt dve al y« receveing ia 37' 6. 0." 

Sir Isaac Coffin's Bibthplace. — The house in which Sir Isaac Codin, 
late an Admiral in the British Navy, was bom is still standing. It formerly 
Blood in Rainsford's Lane, and occupied very nearly the site of the present 
No. 20 Harrison Avenue ; but about fiAeen years ago it vip,e removed 
farther south, and now stands near the Marble Yard of T, J. Bailey & Son, 
being Nos. 64 and 66 Harrison Avenue. W. H. M. 


The Savoy. 



A few days ago I atrolied into " The Savoy." Il is a locality of grool 
historical antiquity, going as far back bs 1345. Then il is supposed to 
have received its name fram one Peter, Earl of Savoy, who built liim a 
palace there. The readers of the Regialer will doubtless romember lo 
iiBve seen many important books "printed in The Savoy." 1 will instonce 
one work, because il is in ibe library of the N. E. Historical and Gen. 
Society — the Magk« Britannia, in six volumes quarto. (This invalunble 
work, I will, by the way, mention, was edited by the Rev. Thomas Cox, 
vicar of Broomlield, in Ersox, as the fact la not generally known.) 

The entrance lo " The Savoy" is ihroiigh Savoy sireel, which leads 
from " The Strand," on the righl, aa you proceed down it from Charing 
Cross, and a little before you come lo St. Dunslan's-in-the-West. Il is 
close upon the bank of the Thames. Like the once famous palaces of 
Henry the Eighth, Cardinal Wolsey, and Queen Elizabeth, all not far 
from it, it has become quite insignificant. My object in visiting it was lo 
gratify an antiquarian feeling which always attends rae in similar localities. 

In the Savoy are now two very neat chapels or churches, but in the 
adjacent grounds are no ancient inscriptions. I copied one, because il is 
to the memory of a New England maa, who belonged lo a family of note 
in former limes. 












WHO died23"'apbil 1839, 


D 68 YEARS. 

Among the 

names upon the stones, I noticed : — 










Prall fa player) Byrne 





















Some are illegible. 




but none very 














Il may be of interest to some readera to know that it was in the Sbtojt 
dm the Gunous Commission or Conference was held, in 1661, betweea 
Ae Pretbyierians and the Epucopalians, appointed to sit by commissioo 
of Charles the Second ; id which Conference the Nonconformists were 
rqneaented by the famous Baxter, Calamy, Reynolds, Clark, Spurstow, 
Lighlfool, Wsllis, Manton, Bales, Jacomb, Cooper, Rawlinson, and Case. 
The Bishop of London then had faia lodgings in the Savoy, and there tba 

206 Lelters of Brig. Gen. Jadediak Preble. [July, 

A great many curious reminiscences mighl be given of persons and 
trensaciions in ibe Savoy : but, though bearing upon and having an 
influence affecting New England history, they might not be interesting 
to ihe readers of our American Antiquarian Journal, and will not be 
undertaken ; for I had no such design when 1 commenced this commu- 

a. G. D. 

London, March 15lh, 1859. 

•A from 
IX thousand 
troops are 
I wailing ta 

[Commnnicated by Lt. Geo. H. Freble, of Cbarlcslowa, wbD luu tiie origiiul*.] 
Walerlown Oclober 23* 1776, 
Dear Sir — 

I arrived here this day at two oclock P. M. in good health. I have 
conversed with tiie gentlemen chosen by the Town of Gharlestoivn lo go 
to Congress and they have almost convinced me, there is at least a prob* 
ability of obtaining some partial relief fur the sutTercrs of Falmouth. I 
would as Mr Freeman is going lo Falmouth advise you lo gel the accounts 
completed in a proper manner, ihey must be all drafted in n Book for 
model of which [refer you lo the bearer Sam' Freeman Esqr; and the 
Commissioners must be sworn that they have made a true slatcraenl of 
the damages sustained by the sufferers according to iheir best skill and 
judgement. The enemy has got entire possession of the Lake and Crown 
Point for which I am heartily sorry. Mr John Adams is i 
New York and advises that General Lee is arrived there with 
men of a reenforcement lo General Washington and that ou 
in high spirits 1 have but one minutes time as Nfr Freeman 
subscribe myself, Your ready friend &, Humble aervanC 

Jedidiah Preble 

Boston, May 29«' 1777 
Dear Sir— 

I was at your House the afternoon before I set out for this place, but I 
was so unfortunate as not to have the pleasure of seeing you, and knowing 
if you had any commands to Boston. As you were from home I could 
not procure the precept and return of iho members chose to Represent 
Ihe Town of Falmouth in the Greoi and General Court the ensueing year, 
for want of which, we are unqualified for a seat in the House. 1 need 
not tell you it is absolutely necessary to forward said precepts as soon as 
possible By accounts received from different quarters I believe there is 
but little danger of our maintaining our Independancy. it seems probably 
ihe German Powers will furnish very few or no more Troops for Great 
Britian and that Carleton is to retain no more troops in Canada than just 
to garrison iho Forts and send the rest lo the assistance of General Howe. 
I have sent by Ebenezer the Connectecut Paper in which there is some 
agreeable news and refer you to that for particulars. Pray write me by 
the first opportunity how affairs siond in Falmouth. My Compliments lo 
all Friends 1 am with due respect 

Your Humble Servant 

Jedidiah Preble 

W59.] Lines on the Death of Rev. Zeckariah Symrn 


[CommuDicited bj Jonn C. Locke, of Boiton.] 

is a copy of one of ihe poems men* 
Vot. II., p. 182. It was copied nt my 
requesi by Dr. J. P. Fesaenden, of Lewisioo, Me., from the original mnnu- 
•cripi. It waa written by a resident of Boston or vicinity about 1671. 
Who was the author ? 

come fbnh mj mnsee hulp me U diitill 
mj tesTEa throw llmbak of a momful qnllt 
for the gtsM builder bath been pleased to 

Awaj' the pilloirarg and Che buildinga Rhake 
from Bixtj gcvea and it was lerentj one 
in four jeaia epoce, twelve pillowerB bare 

been gone 
tome letcned limber hole Btrenth of nutuer 

It fait mitn; a blustering 

induerd th« a 

•nd brake those nindcs that 

doth chill 
OUT chriBtan lo>e and makea one chnrcboi 

othen more erave mycjcs doe well deacarne 
Ukeibokeaw wheal ar lodged inthebeame 
the chnrchES trj tbe cunlerves moae 
IJM Eutierkae and orphan cbildreaa grone 
pore boaiOD monjeB forherdearc wilson John 
■Dd Cambridg Tor hnr lovely- Jonathan 
while hur deare eiatcr doth in lorrow lye 
w^ich dedbam TelcB with a font cemphal? 
and dorchetUr froin aorrowJa not free 
Dor yel tbe toune nor church of branterree 
white dover feclcs the amaning of the rod 
nonhhamloD dolh deaearn an angry god 
Irom marabtlhead there head of iuyes wa« 

Aen boaton oaii thetecond lime fonakcn 
molddena breied of a painefall prechcr 
and chatienone of a aoul ruiiiing prether 
gTBTc femes (SjmmcaJ forhoinea my paine- 
fall epailia 

and tnigli a «tuiie both (illegible) rile 
ka witb BoelouicM baili oar land deGtd ; 
ET of our God 
g of hia rod 

nd Mia Maid >p tl 
«ihat we feels Oe 

he takes the candle levei twUad 
the caudletteck that It may bo re tin d 
and makes lunge stay before he doth Tetum 
that wu may feaie th« condle-atkk will bom 
if he in mercy dolh not apeddoly 
■end forth aumliolpe and givo«oiaor»tnnody 
thai may expell the heeto and burning llero 
of our contention that aapiara bier 
than Inndana flaniea when at the bleat polno 
cnatlng liar tmoke alott inio the akdea 
which sightwaaaad limit waa earthly matter 
ihat wa* conaum'd a sheedow or a vapor 
bulherea the father aon and the dearc brother 
in boming heal act one againut annollior 
this tree iagrounehoae fmtc dolli not decay 
whirh makes Ihe eones of thunder haatawny 
tbe holy man the profelh and the icore 
is gone from home aod we may juitly fi»ro 
we are fonaken of a loveing gml 
e^icept we turn and mcekely kocaa the loJ 
iDome and repent relume and mctid our 

and for chasii»enienti great Jehovea praiM 
and learne to put Our cunlidcnce alone 
in him that i* depending upon none 
and pray that be woold moke eliiha* U in- 

a (Inbele porttion orelijahi iperil 
and that fio would be plead to give lo all 
tbal Handing pillow inot will neier fall 
and make thes funirall aollemnityea 
cfactual lalvo for opening of the tjet 
so Ibat iher death and adUl bariall 
may make the tonen of phalenraa fkll 
onr moat beloved oinei U> yeld and gin 
unabcl one to breath much lea to live 
being deocniied by that worthT hioM 
the ipollew babe the child of bethlebem 
bote death did moke there death to be die 

and from the morner look away the bMtot 

so that I do conclud mr monmcfUl aMig 
in praiic of him ho )■ uislli holy ont. 

The Hinckley Family. 



havB of bis grandhlher, Samuel Hini-Llej, I have concladed lo extend my ct 
tioD confonoablj Iherelo, and remuin, jDun, rcspoctfullj, 
Boilm, AptU 20, \m. Geobqe W. MBeainoEB. 

Samuel Hinckley* of Tenterden, county of KenI, England, came to 
New England in the ship Hercules of Sandwich, which sailed about 
March, l(i34 — with his wife Sarah and Tour children. He first settled at 
Scituaie, and by the etrrly records it appears that hia wife jotDed the 
church there, Aug. 16, 1635. He removed with hia family to Barnstable 
in 1639. Hia firat wife, Sarah, died Aug. 18, 1G56, and he married, for 
his second wife, Bridget Bodfish, Dec. 15, 1657. He died at Barnalable, 
Oct. 31, 1662. In Kreemon's " History of Cape Cod" he is described 
as " having been a very promiuent man in public affairs." His will waa 
dated Oct. 8, 1662. He leaves the use of his house and garden, and 
some land, to hia wife Bridget, during her widowhood, and also gives her 
" all the household stuff she brought with her," and his two cows, " Pros- 
per and Thrivewell ;" but his landed property and other live slock, which 
appears considerable, are divided chiefly between hia sons Thomas, 
Samuel, and John. He leaves to each of his daughters, Susanna, Mary, 
Barah, and Elizabeth, and to each of thtir children, [he nominal sum of 
one shilling, by which I presume (he daughters were all married and had 
been provided for. He also bei[uealhs some of his live slock to his grand- 
childrcD, Samuel and Thomas, sons, and Mary and Baihshea, daughters 
of Thomas Hinckley, — and " Henry Cobb's sons, Samuel and Joniiihan," 
The Inventory of his personal property, £ 162. 16. 0. was made by Henry 
Cobb and William Crocker. 

1. Samoel' Hinckley, by wife Sarah hod children :— (2) Thomat,\i) 
born in England; (3) Susantiah.,^i born in England, married John Smith, 
1643; (4) Sarah,^ born in England, married Henrv Cobb of Barnstable, 
Dec. 12, 1649 ; (5) JWary,' born in England ; (6) EUzabeth,*\ baptized in 
Sciluate, Sept. 6, 1635, married Eliaha Parker, July 15, 1657; (7) 
SontufZ,"} baptized in Sciluate, Feb. 4, 1637, deed ; (81 Samvel*X bap- 
tized in Sciluate, Feb. 10, 1636, buried March 22tl, 1640 ; (9] A 
daughtGr,'t not baptized, buried at Barnstable, July 8,1639-40; (10 & 
11) twin sons.'t not bnpiized, buried at Barnstable, Feb. 6 and March 
19, 1640 ; (laj SaM\iel,*X bapiized in Barnslable, 24 July, 1642, married, 
Isl, Mary Goodspced, 14 Dec. 1644, married, 2d, Mary Filtsrandle, 1668; 
. (13) John^X baptized in Barnstable, 26 May, 1644, married Bethiel 
Lathrop, July, 1668. 

* Uiocklcy ■piKBrs an ancient 
in the couDEj of Lcirasicr, about 
Sheriff" of Stafbrdihiro EngJ in the 1 " 2^ 3. & 4"" rear of Kdward III 1327-1330,— 
(Shaw's Staffordillira, pagu^lS.) John HiarUey, Evpiire, is mentionvd in the will of 
Hugh, Eari of Slraffotd, in 1395. Arms in Burke's General Annoc^— " Fcr pale 
indented ar. and KB' '- (^rntt on a duca.1 coronet, or — a star of ivelre poinu, ppr." Il 
is not known whcuiet the family here in entitled (o these arms or not. 

t " Sciloaie and Sanutablc Church Records." Hlit. and Qcn. RaKister, Vol. X., 
page 39. CoDtraction, "John Smith snd Susan Hinckley contr&ctcd at oar eyster 
HiacklejGi house P me I ; Lo ;" — about 16*3. 

1 Those were also Uken from Sciluate and B. Ch. Rec. Register, Vols. IX. & X. 



The Hinckley Family. 



r. Thomas' Hinckley, born in England, about 1618. Son of 
Samuel and Sarah Hinckley, before mentionei). Came with his parents 
to Barnstable in 1639. He toolc an early interest in ibc affoirs of the 
(own and colony, and soon became prominent. A deputy as early as 
1645 ; a. magistrate and assistont in the Colony of Plymoulb, from 1656 
to 1680 ; and made governor in 1681 — continuing in office, except during 
the Interruption by Andros — until the union with the HasBachuseits Colony 
in 1692. He was also a Commissioner in the General Board of the two 
Colonies, from 1678 lo 1692. His death is thus noticed in the interesting 
able work, enlilled "The History of Cape Cod," now being 
published by the Rev, Frederick Freeman, page 341: — 

" In 1706, April 25, died suddenly, in Barnstable, Gov. Thomas Hinck- 
ley, at the advanced age of 86 ;* a geoileniau of distinguished reputation, 
jmd of great energy of character, who, as we have seen, filled a large 
fpnce in ihe history of the County of Barnstable, and especially in the 
'lUairs of the Plymouth Colony. In truth it may be said thai it was his to 
SU a large space in tlie world's history. He had stood by (he cradle of 
4)6 Colony in its infancy, and had been, from first lo last, the associate, 
in weal or woe, of ils great and good men, and hod lived, himself the 
chief among the surviving, to see the last chapter written in its immortal 

Gov. Hinckley was first married to Mary Richards, daughler of Thomas 
Richards of Weymouth, Dec. 7, 1641. She died June 24, 1659, and he 
married, for his second wife, Mary Glover, widow of Nalhaaiel Glover of 
Dorchester, March 16, 1660. She was born in Lancashire, England, in 
1630, and was a daughter of Quarter Master John Smith of England, who 
died in Dorchester, Sept. 17, 1676. She died July 29, 1703, aged 73. 
By her first husband she had two children, Nathaniel Glover, who mar> 
ried Hannah Hinckley, and Ann Glover, who married Wm. Rawson. 

By his first wife Gov. Hinckley had children :— (14) Mary** born 
Aug. 3, 1644; (15) Sarah* born Nov. 4, 1616, married Nathaniel Ba- 
con, March 27, 1673; (16) MclaliaJt* born Nov. 24, 1648, married 
Josiah Crocker, Oct. 22, 1668 ; (17) Hannah' born April 15, 1650. mar- 
ried Nathaniel Glover ; ( 18) Samuel,* born Feb. 14, 1652, married Sarah 
Pope, Nov. 13, 1676; (19) Thomas,' born Dec, 5, 1654; (20) Balh- 
thida,H born May 15, 1657; (21) Mehitabh,* born March 24, 1659, 
married, Isi, Samuel VVorden, and 2d, William Avery of Dedham, Oct. 
J3, 1698. 

By his second wife he had :— (22) Admire," bom Jan. 28, 1660-1, 
died two weeks after; (23) Ebmezer,* born Feb. 32, 1661-2, died two 
weeks after; (241 Mercy,* born Jan. 1662-3, married Samuel Prince, 
Esq. of Sandwich; (25) Experience,' bom Feb. 1664, married James 
Whipple of Barnstable ; (26) John,* bom June 9, 1667, married lal May, 
1691. Thonkfull, daughter of Thos. Trolt of Dorchester ; (27) Abigail,* 
born April 6, 1669, married Rev. Joseph Lord of Chatham ; (28) Thank- 
Jvl* born Aug. 20, 1671, married Rev. Experience Mayhew of Martha's 

* In thcGnt namber ofthe Hielariol and Genealogical R^isEci^-jear 1847, pagci 
92 to 95 — if ui extract from ReT. Mr. Prince's Journal, giilng lite lines wriltca oj 
Gov. Binckic; on the death of his icron't coosorl, Bnd also an intereiling ■econnl of 
her, wrinen ia 1 703. As Gov, Hinckley wa* (hen in hii BSih year ho mnat haie died 
at Uie age of 87. 

1 Oov. Hinckley had danehlcn l»caring the name of TFtjiome and Hall. Thcw 
wen probabir Mary and Bithihaba, as we find no otber dac^ten in Ihe bn^Ir who 
tould bare married Meisn. Weybortio & Hall. 



The Hinckley Family. 


Vineyard ; (29) EJfneier,»[t] bom Sept. 23, 1673, married Mury Stoae of 
Sudbury, Mass.; (30) Reliance,' bom Dec. 15, 1675, marrieil Rev. 
Nathaniel Stone of Harwich. 

29. Ebenezer' Hincklet, ibe youngesi son of Gov, Thomas Hiockley, 
was born in Bamslnble, Mass., Sept. 23, 1673. After ihe decease of liis 
father he was married in Nov, 1706, lo Mary Slone of Sudbury, probably 
a relative of Rev. Nathaniel Stone of Harwich, who married his sister 
Reliance. Mr. Hinckley first settled in Barnstable, but afterwards re- 
moved with hia family lo Braintree, where, it appears by the records, he 
purchased a farm in 1716, of Wtlliam Rawson, Jr. for £400, and some 
land of William Rawson, senr. for £60; in these deeds he is described 
as a "yeoman," By hia will, dated July 5, 1720, he leavea lo his 
daughter Rachel £ 140, to be paid her " when she is of age," and " a copy 
of Mr. Flavors works" ; lo his son Ebenezer £160, " when he is of age," 
and the " three higgett hooki mentioned in my falher'a leiU,'" being the 
Concordance and Expositions of the Books of Moses, valued at jC2. 7. ; 
he also leavea his son, his gun, sword, and ironbacic ; ihe balance of his 
property, the Inventory of which amounted to .£656. 13. 0., he leaves to 
his wife Mary.* He died Oct. 17, 1721, leaving a widow and two 
children: (31) Raeliel,* born in Barnslable, Nov. 1, 1707, married. May 
27, 1742, lo Samuel Spear, Jr. of Brainlree ; and (32) £ien«er,'[+] born 
in Braintree, March 14, 1713. 

33. Ebenezeb* Hinckley, ihe only son of Ebenezer* and Mary Hinck- 
ley, was married by the Rev. John Hancock to Hannah Nightingale, July 
11, 1732. He became a shipmaater. He survived hia wife, and is said 
to have sailed for the West Indies, and lo have died there. He left seven 
children, viz. t— (33) £ieneser,'[t] ; (34) Thotnas,*[i]; (35) JoAn,'[f] ; 
(36) EliphaUt* a mariner, unmarried; {31) Mary, unmarried; (38) 
Hannah* unmarried ; and (39) Nancy,'[f^ married to Benjamin Gorham. 

33. Ebenezer' Hinckley, son of Ebenezer and Hannah, married Anna 
Morton, daughter of Joseph Morton of Dorchester, and sister of Hon. Perez 
Morton ; iheir children were, (40) Joteph,' who married his cousin, 
Abigail Hinckley; (41) Johti,'[t'\ who settled in Albany, N. Y., and mar- 
ried Eunice Warren ; (42) Lucy, married Isaac Preacotl of Dorchester ; 
(43) Anna,* or Nancy, unmarried ; (44) Sophia,' married John Day 
Howard, Jr. of Boston ; and (45) Herman* unmarried. 

34. Thomas* Hihckley became a shipmaster, and sealed in Wellfleel, 
Mass., but afterwards removed lo Bosion. He married Susanna Ilewes, 
daughter of Dr. Daniel and Abigail Hewes of Wrcnlhnm, Mass. He died 
during ihe Revolution, aged 34 years, leaving a widow and four children : 

(46) Thomai fleioes,«[t] born in 1768, married Elizabeth Bass of Bosion ; 

(47) Hannah* bom April 1, 1770, married Capt. Foster Cruft of Boston ; 

(48) Susanna Hewes*lf^ born July, 1772, at Wellfleet, married Daniel 
Messinger of Boston, and (49) Rohert,*[i'\ born 1774, married Esther 
Messinger, daughter of Daniel and Mary Mesainger of VVrentham. 

35. John* Hincklet became an auctioneer in Boston, and was a 
member of ihe Ancienl and Honorable Artillery Company in 1772. He 
married Abigail Kneeland, daughter of John Kneeland of Boston. Their 
children were: — (50) Abigail* who married her cousin Joseph H., left 
no children; (51) Mary* who married Edward Church, a merchant of 

s mamad Nor. b, 172S, by Eaq, Savage, lo Mr. 


The Hinckley Family. 




Boston, by whom she had Tour children, and, surviving hushand and 
children, died at Dorchester, Nov. 1858, in her 88lh year; (52) Jo An,' 
unmarried, died at an advanced age at Andover in 1855 ; (53) Sophia* ; 
(54) Harriet* and (55) Eliphalet,^ died young. 

39. Benja.hin Goeham, who married Ann' or Nancy Hinckley, was a 

ipmaster. Their children were, (56) JaBie«,'[-f] merchant in Cuba, 
married Charlotte Knccland ; (57) Bmjamin^[i\ a shipmaster, married, 
Iflt, Nancy Kneciand, and 2d, Frances Harrison, daughter of James Har- 
rison; (58) Samuel' settled in New York, married twice — his 2d wife 
Was Eilen Rankin, by whom he had a daughter, Antoinette,' who married 
Anthony Hoguei of New York ; (59) John* died young ; (60) Naney*{i] 
married, lat, Anthony Glean of Cuba, and 2d, James Macomb of Ma- 

41, John* Hinckley of Albany, N. Y., married Eunice Warren, and 

had eight children:— (61) Joseph,' married Lester; (62) John 

Warren,' married Schuyler; (63) Charles^; (64) George^; (65)flenr/; 
(66) Harriet,^ married Mr. Gibbs ; (67) Lucy,' married Mr, Fowler, and 
(66) Mary,' who married Cornelius Wendell of Washington, D. C. 

46. Thomas Hewes* Hihcklet, who married Elizabeth Bass, was a 
sea captain. He survived his wife, and died in Wrentham, Mass., May 
31, 1802. He left one child, (69) Elizabeth Baas,' who married George 
Esley of Sharon, Mass. 

48. Danibl Messingeb of Bob 
died June 21, 1846, aged 78; 1 
were :-^(70} SiMonna flewM,' died in infancy; (71) DamW,' deceased, 
married Mary Ann Smith of Boston ; (72) EUia Avery,' married, 1st, to 
E. T. F. Richardson of Boston, and 2d, to Ex-Gov Anthony Colby of 
New London, N, H. ; (73) Mary Brailow^ married John Avers of 
Dorcbesler ; (74) Thomas Hewes Hinckley,' merchant of New York, mar- 
tied Margaret A. Grimbley of New York, and resides at Stamford, Conn. : 

(75) Harriet Hinckley,' married Richard Cary Morse of New York; 

(76) Foster Cruft,' married twice, sellled ai Wilmington, Del.; (77) 
Sutan Hewes,' married William Bailey Ling, merchant of New York; 
(78) Rnbert Hinckley,' merchant. New York ; (79) George Washington,' 
Berchant, Boston. 

49. RoflEBT* HiHCiTLET, who married Esther Messinger, was a ship 
Otaster, and formerly commanded a regular packet ship between Boston 
and London, the ship Galen. He afterwards retired to his farm in Mil- 
ton, Mass., where he died Jan. 26, 1833, leaving six children :— (80) 
Robert Hewea,' married, 1st, Sarah Symmes, and 2d, Margaret Heller, 
settled in Philadelphia; (81) William Craieley,' mat ried Alice Camp- 
bell, lives ai San Francisco; (82) Susan' married Joseph Young of 
Charlostown, Mass. ; (83) Thomas Hewes,' celebrated as an anist, mar- 
ried Sally Bent, deceased, owns and resides at the old homestead in 
Milton ; (84) George Augustus,' married, 1st, Therese Orne, and 2d, 
Roxana Gilbert; (85) Abigail,' unmarried. 

56. James* Gobham, merchant in Cube, left three children ; — (80) 
Charlotte,' deceased, married Joseph Palmer, M. D., of Boston ; (81) 
Matilda,' deceased, married F. P. Levcretl of Boston, author of a Latin 
Lexicon; (82) John G.,' married Eliza A. Farwell of Littleton, and 
settled on a farm in Billerica, Mass. 

57. Behjamik' Gobham, shipmaster, left four children; — (83) Jama 
Lane,' merchant of Boston, married Jerusha Ann Wright, and resides at 


Jamaica Plain ; (84) Elhn'' ; (85) Charlotlt^ married H. Fowle ; 

by his second wife, (85) Lydia, married Snow. 

60. Nancy* Gorham, left by her first husband, Anthony Glean : — 

(86) FranciV Glean of Cuba, who married Jenkins of Brooklyn, 

N. Y,; (87) Anita' Glean of Cuba, deceased, married John Philpot 
Curnin Thompson, and (881 James' Glean, deceased. By her second 
husband, James Macomb, (89) Frances' Maeomb, who married, Isl, 
IsfBcl Thomdike, Jr., and 2d, to Mr. Tessa ne of Cuba ; (90) Thomas^ 
Macomb, deceased, married Miss Chartrand ; (91) Louita' Macomb, who 
raarried John Chartrand of Cuba. 


Mr. Slblej, the Librarian of Horrnrd College, to whom we are under obligaiioa for 
mao^ of the itema from old nowitjMpen whicli we bare repablished from lime to time, 
fiuniaheB tbe fbllowiDg cxtrBct from the MoBsachaBetts Gazette, for Sept. ST, ITGi. 
Oar readers will Had ia the second Tolaiae of the Register, a geaGalogieal sketch of (he 
Chccklcj famitv, prepared hj Mr, Drake, in which is givea an acconnt of the preserva- 
aon of the children of Rev. Mr. Itolfu ; bnt Mr. Drake giies the credit to Hi^ir, a 
HBgra Mrvani, while Anna Whitaker ia rypreBenitd as baring hid herself in aa applo- 
cheial. See Rugiater, II., 353, and the aniboritius there cited, 

Brookfield, Sept. 24, 1764. 
"On the 8ih Insl. died nfler a few Pays illness, Mrs. Anna Heyioard, 
in tlie 74ih Year of her Age, the Wife of Oliver Heyieard, Esq. She 
has left by a former Husband {John Hind) 13 Children, 82 Grand- 
Children, and 17 Great-Grand-Children, in all 112. She wos very useful 
as a Mid-wife, and in her last sickness she had a most unshaken Trust in 
the Mercy of God, through the Redeemer. In her Youth, when the 
Savages invaded Havsrkill, she saved two Cliildrcn of the Rev, Mr. Rolfe''», 
by hiding them in the Cellar af^cr the Indians had enter'd the House 
while they wore glutling their Kage on the Parents ; the two Indians 
followd her into the Cellar, yet such was her Presence of Mind, and 
Deslerily, that she conceai'd the Children and herself that (hey escaped 
Iheir Notice ; and they were the only Members of the Family al Home 
who survived the bloody Carnag|." 

CoNBECTiCDT CcBRENcr IN 1704. — " They give the title of merchant 
1o every trader ; who Rale their Goods according lo the time and spetis 
ihey pay in: viz. Pay, mony, Pay as mony, and trusting. Pai/ is 
■Grain, Pork, Beef &c. at the prices seti by the General Court that Year ; 
mony is pieces of Eight, Ryells, or Boston or Bay shillings (as ihey call 
Them,) or Good hard money, as sometimes silver coin ia termed by 
ihem ; also Wampom, viz' Indian beads w*h serves for change. Pay as 
•iMny is provisions, as afores^ one Third cheaper then as the Assembly or 
•Gene" Court sets it ; and Trust as they and the merch* agree for lime," 

Now, when the buyer comes to ask for a comodity, sometimes before ihe 
merchant answers that he has it, he sais, is Your pay redy f Perhaps 
Ihe Chap Reply's, Yes; what do You pay in ? say's the merchanl. 'The 
buyer having answered, then the price is set; as suppose he wants a 
sixpenny knife, in pay it is 12d — in pay as money eight pence, and bard 
money its own price, viz. 6d. — Madam Knigkfa Jovmal. 


Boston Records. 


[Continned from Vol. XII., psge 3S0.) 


Dorothy Downam y* Daughr of Jn* Downum &l of Dorothy his wife 
r borne 15 : [ ] 58. 

Sam" Goole sonne of Francis Goole & of Rose his wife was borne 6 : 

12 : 58. 

Munha Daughter of James Poflbr Si, of Mary his wife was borne 38 : 
10 : 58. 

Hannnli Daughter of Naihanicll Harmaii & of Mary hia wife borne 
te : 1 1 : 58. 

Experience y' Daughter of Thomas Thayre & of Hannah his wife 
borne 15 : 12 ; 58. 

Sarah Daughter of Richard Fackson Sl of Elizabeth his wife borne 

13 : I : 58. 

Sam" Sonne of George Speere ft, of Mary his wife borne 16 : 11 : 58. 
Mary Daughter of Sam" Elngsly it, of Hannah his wife borne 3:1: 58. 
Abigail Daughter of Francis Elliot & of Mary his wife borne 11 : 13 : 

Sarah Daughter of Peter George & of Mary his wife borne 4 : 3 : 53. 
Abigail Daughter of Joseph Adams & of Abigail his wife borne 27 : 
I 12 : 58. 

Sarah Daughter of Daniel I Shed & of Mary his wife was borne 30 : 6 : 
I 58. 

Mary Daughter of Allcxander Marsh &; of Mary his wife borne 21 : 
I 12 : 58. 

John Copeland sonne of Lawrence Copeland & of Lyddia his wife 
borne 10 : 12 : 58. 

James & Rebecca y^ son & daughter of James Mycall 6s of Mary his 
wife borne 22 : 11 : 58. 

Sam" sonno of Joseph Arnoll & of Rebecca his wife was born 7:6: 

Brants Ev Death es. 
Sarah Daughter of Sam" Davis & of Sarah hia wife dyed 29 : 6 : 58. 
John Belcheere sonne of Jn° Bellclier &i of Sarah his wife dyed 9 ; 
12 : 58. 

Dorothy Downam y" Daughter of Ju° Downam &i of Dorothy his wife 
dyed 18 : 1 : 58. 

Isaac sonne of Tliomas Thayre & of Hannah his wife dyed 30 : 5 : 58. 
Martha Twells Daughter of Rob' Twells & of Martlia his wife dyed 
I 17 : I : 58. 

Mary Daughter of Sam" Kingsly & of Mary hia wife dyed 26 : 1 : 58. 
2"° : 26 : 1659 A transcript of the Birthea & Deaihcs in the Towne 
llrf' Brantrey dd. [delivered] in by me. John Mills Clark of ye writts. 


Deborah Cushln the Daughter of Daniell Cushin borne 18 : 9 : 51. 
Thomas Lincotne y« sonuc of Thomas Lincolne & Margarett his wife 
was borne 26 : 10 : 52. 
Daniell Lincolne y^ sonne of Samuell Lincolne was borne 1 : 11 : SS. 

!14 Boston Records. [July, 

Tabilha Low, the Daugliler of John Low borne 7 : 1 1 : 52. 

Mary Daughter of John Otlis was borne 14 : 1 ; 53. 

Francis Garnett ye sonne of John Garnet! horn 31 : I : 53. 

Mary Daughter of George Lafie was borne II : 2 : 63. 

Isaac Hubbard Bonne of Thomas Hubbard was borne 25 : 2 : 53. 

Joaiah Leavilt sonne of Ja° Lenvitl borne 4:3: 53. 

Deborah Daughter of Thomas Uill was borne 8 : 3 : 53. 

Hannah Daughter of Cornelia Contlehury borne 14 : 3 : 53, 

Martha & Mary Duughie" of Tho: Nichols borne 3 : 5 : 53. 

John gonne of John Smith was borne 19 : 7 : 53. 

Mary Daughter of Samuell Stowell borne 15 : 8 : 53. 

Mathew sonne of James WhJtton was borne 30 : 8 : 53. 

Joseph sonne of James Bate was borne 20 : 9 : 53. 

John aonne of Edmond Pilts was borne 27 ; 9 : 53. 

John sonne of Thomas Marsh was borne 20 : 12 : 53, 

Rebecca Daughler of Mr Peter Hubbard was borne 3 : 2 : 54. 

Susan Lincolne Daughter of Daniell Lincolne borne 14 : 3 : 54. 

Enock sonne of Joshua Hubbard borne 20 : 3 : 54. 

Thomas sonne of John Thacksler borne 4 : 4 : 51. 

Jeremiah sonne of Daniel! Cushcn borne 3:5': 

Joshua sonne of Andrew Lane was borne 20 : 6 : 54. 

Nathan sonne of John Farro was borne 17 : 7 : 54. 

Mary Daughter to Cornelius Canlerbery borne 29 : 8 : 54, 

Benjamine sonne of John Tower borne 5 : 9 : 54. 

Mary Daughter of John Garnett was borne 8 : 9 : 54. 

Christian Daughter of Nath: Beale was borne 19 : 9 : 54. 

Hannah Daughter of W" Sprague borne 25 : 12 : 54. 

Ephraim Foulshame sonne of Jn° Foulshamc was borne 28 : 12 : 

John Sonne of John Low was barne 3:2: 55. 

Joshua sonne of John Hussell was borne 6 : 3 : 55. 

Jeremiah sonne of Jeremiah Beale was borne 13 : 3 : 55. 

Mordica sonne of Sam" Lincolne was borne 19 : 4 : 55. 

Ephraim Marsh sonne of Thomas Marsh was borne 1 1 : 6 : 55, 

Samuel! sonne of Sam" Stowell was borne 18 : 5 : 55. 

Sarah Daughter of Thomas Nichols was borne 20 : 5 ; 55. 

Benjamine sonne of James Bate was home 22 : 5 i 55. 

Hannah Daughter of Mathew Hawke borne 22 : 5 : 55. 

Onesephorus sonne of Onesephorus Marsh 5 : 9 : 65. 

John sonne of Jeremiah Beale was borne 28 : 9 : 55. 

John Sonne of James Whitton was borne 2 : 10 : 55. 

S^pi" sonne of Thomas Gill was borne 10 : 10 : 56. 

Faith Daughter of Edward Patteson was borne 20 : 11 : 55, 

Nehemiah sonne of John Loavitt was borne 21 : 11 : 55. 

John Riply sonne of John Riply was borne 2 : 1 : 56. 

Sam" sonne of John Garnett was borne 23 : 1 : 56. 

Joseph Sonne of John Thackster was borne 1:4; 56. 

Peter sonne of George Lane was borne 23 : 5 ; 56. 

Joaiah sonne of Andrew Lane was borne 21 : 10 : 56. 

Joseph sonne of Thomas Andrewes was borne 22 : 7 : 56. 

Stephen sonne of Jn" Hasell was borne 10 : 8 : 56. 

Moses sonne of Thomas Hubbard was borne 2 : 10 : 56. 

John sonne of John Manfeild wns borne 15 : 9 : 56. 

Abigail Daughler of Mr Peter Hubbard borne 19 ; 8 : 56. 



Boston Records. 

Gomellua sonne of Corneliua Cantlebury borne 11 : 11 : 56. 
Jeremy sonne of Edmond Pitls was borne 25 : 11 : 56, 
Daniell sonne of Daniell Lincolne was borne 33 : IS : 56. 
Deborah Daughter of Rich" Church was borne 27 : 1 : 57. 
Benoni sonne of Mosea Collier was borne 5:2; 57. 
Phillip Honne of Francis James was borne 19 : 2 : 57. 
Theophilus sonne of Daniell Cnshen was borne 29 : 3 : 57. 
Mordica sonne of Samuell Lincolne was borne 14 : 4 : 57. 
Hannah Daughter of Onesephorus Masch borne 28 : 4 : 57. 
Deborah Daughter of John Garnelt was borne 5:5: 57. 
Caleb Honne of Andrew Lane was borne 20 : 5 : 57. 
Sallomon sonne of James Bale was borne 23 : 6 : 57. 
Deborah Daughter of John Prince was borne 25 : 6 : 57. 
William sonne of William Ilersy was borne 13 : 8 : 57. 
John sonne of John Oitia was borne 21 ; 9 : 57. 
John Sonne Hichard Croad was borne 26 : 9 : 57. 
John sonne of Rob* Dunbar was borne 1 : 10 : 57. 
Naihaniell Gill sonne of Tho: Gill borne 7 : 12 : 57. 
David &. Jonathan sonnes of James Whitton borne 22 : 12 : 57. 
Mary Daughter of Thomas Marsli borne 22 : 12 : 67. 
Sarah Daughter of John Jacob wna borne 6:10: 57. 

HiNoiUM Makbiaqes. 
Jeremiah Beale marryed vnto Sarah Hiply 18 : 8 : 52. 
Mathcw Cushen was marryed vnto Sarah Jacob 25 : 11 : 53. 
William Riply was marryed vnto Widdow Thacksier 29 : 7 : 54. 
Onesephoms Marsh was marryed vnto Hannah Guttler 6 : 11 : 54. 
Collier was marryed vnto Etiiabeth Joans 29 : 1 : 55, 

3 marryed vnto Francis Hersie 29 : 3 : 56. 

s marryed vnio Hannah Hubbard 30 : S : 57. 

marryed vnto Elizabeth Bullard 17 : 10 : 57. 

marryed vnto Mary Baker 16 : 10 : 57. 

/as marryed vnto Hannah Jacob 16 : 10 : 57. 

s marryed vnto Elizabeth Church tlie 20ih of Janu- 

Rechard Crond « 
Joseph Grafion « 
'Moses Collier wa 
John Loaring wa. 
Thomas Loaring 
Caleb Hubbard v, 
ary 1657. 

Joseph Bate was marryed vnto Hester Hilliard 28 : 11 : 57. 
William Hersie was marryed vnto Rebecca Chubbuck 1 : 7 ; 56. 

HiNGHAii Dbathes. 
Isaac Wright dyed 39 : 9 : 52. 

SafBh Woodcocke wife of William Woodcocks dyed 27 : 9 : 52. 
Sarah Prince Daughter of John Prince dyed 21 :'3 : 53. 
Margaret! Ottis wife of John Oltis dyed 28 : 4 : 53. 
Thomas Thackster dyed Feb 14 : 53. 
Tabitha Low Daughter of John Low dyed 9 : 6 : 54. 
Mordica Lincolne sonne of Sam" Lincolne dyed 9:5: 55. 
Thomas Lawrence dyed 5 : 9 : 55. 
William Reply dyed 20 : 5 : 56. 

Elizabeih Collier wife of Moses Collier dyed 10 : 2 : 57. 
Nicholas Jacob dyed 5 : 4 : 57. 

These are the birlhes marriages & deaths in Hingham, Given in to tb 
Becord' by me, John Fearing, Clarke of the Wriits. 


Boston Records. 




John aonne of Jn" Turner & of Deborah his wife borne 3 : 1 : 51. 

John Sonne of Francis Mamon Ac of Snrali his wifu was borne 6 : 3 

Hannah Daughter of John Ellice & of Suson his wife was borne 9 : 2 

Joseph Sonne of Samuell Bullin & of Mary his wife was borne 6 : 7 

19 of Nicholas Rockwood & of Joan his wife was borne 
of Nicholas Wood & of Mary his wife was borne 8 : 


8;7 : 51, 

11: 51. 
Joseph ! 
John so 

5 : 52. 

me of James Alin & of Mury his wife w 
e of Henry Adams dz of Elizabeth his 

e of Joseph Clarke i of Mary his 

e borne 28 ; 8 : 52. 

borne 26 : 

Sarah Daughlcr of Banjamine Albic & Hannah his wife borne 11 : 1 : 


n Harding & of Elizabeth his wife borne May 

Lyddia Daughter of Edward Adams & of Lyddia his wife borne 12 : 
5: 53. 

Ephraim sonne of Sam* Bullin h of Mary his wife borne 18 : 5 : 53. 
Bethshua Daughier of Daniell Morse & of Lyddia his wife borne 20 : 

5 : 53. 

Joseph Sonne of John Pliralon & Jane bis wife borne 7 : 8 : 53. 

Abiell Daughter of John Wight & Ann his wife was borne Jan 1 : 53. 

Isaac sonne of John Turner k of Deborah iiis wife borne 25 : 6 : 54. 

Moses Honne of Henry Adams &c of Elezabetli bis wife was borne 26 : 
8; 54. 

Elizabeth Daughter of John Bower fie Mary his wife wi 
3: 54. 

Hannah Daughter of George Barbar & Elizabeth hi* wl 
16 : 2 : 54. 

Sarah Daughlcr of Francis Hatnon & Samh bis wife borne 28 : 5 ; 55. 

Abram sonne of Abram Harding & of Elizabeth hia wife borne 15 

6 : 55. 

Mehitabel Daughler of John Piimton & of Jane his wife borne 15 : 7 

Mehitabel Daughter of Nicholas Wood fis of Mary his wife borne 22 

Melatia Daughler of Sam" Bullin & of Mary his wife borne 15 : 7 : S5. 

Hopesiill sonne of Henry Lealand & of Margaret his wife was borne 
15 : 9 : 55. 

John aonne of Thomas Mason & of Margery his wife was borne 3:9: 

Jonathan sonne of Edward Adams & Lydia his wife borne 4:2: 55. 

Zacharia sonne of George Barbar fii of Elizabeth his wife borne 29 : 
7: 5G. 

Etinzer sonne of William Panridge fis of Sarah hia wife borne 13 : 

Experience Daughter of Henry Leland & of Margaret his wife borne 

I 18o9.J Boston Records. 217 

John Sonne of John Partridee &■ of Mairdalea his wife was bome 31 
7 : 56. 

Elizabeth Daughler of M' John Willson & of Sarah his wife borne 24 

John Sonne of Thomas Thnrelon & of Sarah his wife was borne 4 : I 
I 66. 

Hannah Daughter of Peter Adi 
11 : 56. 

Elizabeth Daughter of Nicholas Rockwood 
borne 3 : 2 : 57. 

Elizabeth Daughter of Isaac Chinery & Elizabeth liis 
6 : 3 : 57. 

&. Rachell bis wife was borne 16 

Margaret his wife was 

was borne 

Henry sonne of Henry Adams &■ of Elizabeth bis wife was borne 

9 : 57. 
I Jonathan s 
i 9 : 57. 

of John Plimpton 5c of Jane his wife was borne 23 

Abigail Daughter of Nicholas Wood it Mary his wife borne 3:7: 57. 

Ebenezer sonne of Henry Lealand di of Margaret his wife borne S 
I II : 57. 

Naihaniell sonn of Daniell Morse Sn of Lydia his wife was home 20 
11 : 57. 

Mary Daughter of Thomas Mason & of Margery bis wife borne 8 
I IS : 57. 

Meadfhild Deathes. 

John Wight deceased the 28 : 10 : 53, 

Susanna wife of John Elice deceased 4 : 2 : 53. 

Abram Harding deceased 22 : 1" : 54. 

Samuel! Morse deceased 5 : 10 : 54. 

Elizabeth Morse deceased 20 : 4 : 55. 

Sarah wife of William Partridge deceased 16 : 8 : 56. 

Meadfkild Masbiages. 
Thomas Mason Ac Margery Partridge were morryed 23 : 2 ; 53, By 
r Cap' Lusher of Dedham. 

William Partridge & Sarah Peirce were marryed 23 : 9 : 54. by Major 
\ Atharton. 

Isaac Chinery & Elizabeth Camline were marryed 16 : 9 : 54. 
Thomas Thurston & Sarah Thajiler were marryed 13 : 10 : B5. by 
Cap' Litshcr- 

John Pateridge & Hadalin BuUerd were marryed 18 : 10 : 55. by Cap' 

Thomas Holbrooke & Hannah Sheppard were marryed 28 : 3 : 56. 
Nicholas Kockwood & Margaret Holliocke marryed 16 : 5 : 56. 
Benjamine Craine & Ellinor Bricke was marryed 12 ; 7 t 56. 
John Frary & Elizabeth Harding was marryed 25 : 10 : 56. 
William Partridge & Sarah Colborne was marryed 19 : 9 : 56. 
John Elice & Joan Clap was marryed 26 : 4 : 56. by Major Atharton. 
Thomas Elice & Mary Wight was marryed 21 : 3j 57. 
These are the „.,„..-- 

thereof since I v 

lames of the Birlhes, Marrj'Bges &. Deathes with v' 
3 Chosen Clarke of the wrhts. Henry Adda 


* On the foUaTring page of the leoord, it Hjs 3d month. 


Bosloii Records. 


MoHE Berth Es of Meadfeild, 

Judith Daughter of Thomas Elice ii, of Mary his wife waa borne 15 : 
3: 58. 

Hannah Daughter of John Partridge & of Magduliu hia wife was borne 
15 : 2 : 58. 

if Joseph 

ler of Job 

Mary Daughter of John Turner & of Deborah hia wife was borne 18 : 
9 : 58. 

Joseph Sonne of John Medcalfe & Mary bis wife was borno Novemb' 
22 : 58. 

Abigail Daughter of John Hill ii Hannah hia wife borne 2 : 12 : 58. 
Elizabeth Daughter of Jo" Fisher it. of Elizabeth hie wife home 6 : 
12 : 58. 

Thomas sonne of Thomaa Thuston & of Sarah his wife borne 11: 
12 : 58. 

Eliashib Sonne of Edward Adams & of Lydia his wife borne 18 : 

Mabbiages of Measfeild. 
Gershom Whellocke & Hannah Stodiler marryed by Cap> Tory 18 : 
3: 58. 

Jn° Fisher & Elizabeth Boilslon marryed by M' Bellingham 6:2: 58. 
Alexander Louell & Lydia Albee marryed by Major Alharton 30 : 8 : 

Boston Birthes. 
Ellis. Anna y* Daughter of Edmond Ellis & of Sarah his wife was 

borne y* 1" 5th day of Febr. 1658. 
Dowse. Mary y" Daughter of Francia Dowse & of Katberln his wife 

was borne y SO"' day of Janvary 1658, 
Stretton. William y« sonne of Bartholmew Siretton & of Elizabeth 

his wife was borne the 30^ day of Janvary 1658. 
Hull. William y" sonne of Thomaa Hull Ac of Hannah his wife 

was borne 23 of Janvary 1658. 
Cole. John y« sonne of John Cole 4i of Susanna his wife was borne 

23 day of Janvary 1658. 
Sanford. Belhshua y" Daughter of Robert Sanford & of Elizabeth his 

wife was borne y« 6 : day of Jaii. 1658. 
Roberli. Samuel! y sonne of Symon Roberla & of Christian his wife 

was borne y' 18 clay of M'ch 1658. 
Baker. Rachell y* Daughter of Thomas Baker & of Leah his wife 

waa borne y* 7il> day of Febr. 1658. 
Jackson. Elisha y sonne of Edmond Jackson, & of Mary his wife 

, was borne y« 12 day of Febr. 1658. 
Ballantine. David y* sonn^ of William Ballantinc 6i of Hannah his wife 

was borne the 5<l' of Febru, 1658. 
Hotoe. Thomas the aonne of Joseph Howe & of Francis ills wife 

was borne the 7'!' day of Febr. 1658. 
Buttler. Bcnjamine ye sonne of Stephen Buillcr 6i of Jane his wife 

was borne y* lOt^ day of Febr. 1658. 
Woodde. Eichard y* sonne of Richard Woody 4c of Francis his wife 

was borne y" 3^ day of December 1658. 
Shrimplon. Belhia y« Daughter of M' Henry Shrimplon & of Eltinor 
hia wife was borne y* SO'' day of Jaiir. 1668. 


F Chamberline. 
I Jackton. 
I 6ro3te, 

i Gri^ne. 


I Sngoldshy. 
I Paddy, 




I Whealhy. 

* Walker. 

f Steeens. 



I Winiam$. 

Boston Records. 


Mary y" Daugliler of Nalhoniell Wales & of laabell his wife 

was borne y* S'h of Febr. 1658. 
Mory y^ Daughler of Tho: Filch & of Manha hia wife was 

borne y" 171' Jay of Pebr. 1658. 
David y" aonne of David Evans & of Manha his wife was 

borne y 2' day of Febr. 1658. 
Oulando ye sonne of Oulando Bugly & of Sarab hia wife 

was borne ye 18"' day of Febr. 1658. 
, Henrv y' sonne of John Chamberline & of Anne bis wife, 

was borne y 3^ day of Febr. 1658. 
John y* sonne of John Jackson & of Jane hia wife borne y' 

1 1"' day of Febr. 1658. 
Elizabeih y* Daughter of Clement Grosse, & of Mary his 

wife was borne y- Sib of H'ch 165^. 
Sarah y* Daughter of John Grifiine & of Susanna his wife 

was borne y" lO"" of M'ch Ifrjl- 
James y sonne of Peter Oiliver & of Sarah his wife was 

borne y IS"" day of M'ch 16^g. 
Thomas y' sonne of Richard Staines & of Joice his wife 

was borne y' le'i" day of August 1658. 
Peter y" sonne of John Ingoldsby it of Eulh his wife borne 

y. 8th day of M--ch 1658. 
Rebecca y' Daughler of M' William Paddy Sc of Mary hia 

wife borne y° 3 of August 1659. 
Lydia y' Daughter of Jeremiah Murrells & of Sarah bis 

wife borne y 30"! day of M'ch 1659. 
Jonathan y" sonne of Wi'Uiam Read &. of Ruth hia wife borne 

23ih of Aprill 1659. 
Mehetablo y Daughler of Samuell Gailop & of Mary his 

wife borne 5'^ day of Aprill 1659. 
Anne y' Daughter of John Checkly & of Ann his wife borne 

tho a2«' of Aprill 1659. 
Mary y* Daughter of Lyonell Wheatly & of Eliino' his wife 

borne the 14''' day of Aprill 1659. 
Richard y* sonne of John Davis &, of Retume his wife borne 

y' 15" day of April! 1639. 
Anne y Daughler of Thomas Walker is of Anne his wife 

was borne y" first day of May 1659. 
Samuell y sonne of Tho: Smith Si of Elizabeth his wife 

borne y' aO"- day of Aprill 1659. 
James y* sonne of Roger Surges & of Sarah his wife was 

borne y* 24il' day of Aprill 1659. 
Moses y sonne of Thomas Stevens & of Sarah hia wife 

borne y" 22" of Aprill 1659. 
John y' sonne of John Scate & of Sarah his wife borne y 

H"- day of Aprill 1659. 
Mary y" Daughter of M' Thomas Lake & of Mary hia wife 

borne y* first of May 1659. 
Mary y Daughler of John Williams & of Mary his wife 

borne 29"' of M'ch 1659. 
Nathaniell y* sonne of Nathaniell Sherman & of Grace his 

wife borne y' igtl" of Decembf 1659. 


BosfoM Records. [July, ' 


Elizabeib y' Daughter of William Russell & of Alice his 

wife borne 22''' of ApriU 1659. 


John y' soQoe of John Brookin & of Elizabeih his wife Wbb 

boruey- U'^ of May 1659. 

^^1 Srouiiie. 

Elizabeth V Daugliier of Will. Browne & of Elizabeth hio 


wife borne 5'h of May 1659. 

^H BlachUach. 

E!izabe(h y' Daughter of John Blackleach junio' & of Elia- 


beth his wife borne y* 25* of May 59. 

^^ WalHn. 

Thomas y sonne of Thomas Watkin & of Elizabeth his wife 


borne y' 10^ of Hay 1659. 

1 Messinger. 

Priscilla y' Daughter of Henry Messinger, & of Sarah bis 

Martha & Mary y' Daughters of Hope Allen being twines 

^H ^//en. 

& of Rachell his wife borne 15'" June 59. 

^H Bucitxf^/. 

Nallmniell y" sonne of Samuel Buckncll & of Sarah his 


wife was borne 1" June 1659. 

^H Belrher. 

Mary y' Dnugbier of EJward Belcher & of Marv his wife 

was borne y" 4" of April! 1659. 

^H £»!>/<;. 

Marv y' Daughter of Richard Knight & of Johannah his 


wife borne 25ih of Janvary 1658. 


Hannah y' Daughter of William Sumner & of Elizabeth his 


wife borne lO" of June 59. 


Susanna y* Daughter of John Soell & of Phillip his wife was 


borne 21"" of June 59. 

^H T^rre;;. 

Sarauell y' sonne of Daniell Turrell & of Lydia his wife 


borne 14* June 1659. 

^H Scoffotf. 

Thomas y° sonne of Ensigne Joshua Scoltow & of Lydia 


his wife was borne last June 59. 

^H Waldren. 

Elnaihan y' sonne of Cap' Richard Waldren & of Anne his 


wife borne 6" July 1659. 

^^H Car with!/. 

Eiizabelh y- Daughter of Joshua Carwilhy & of Elizabeth 

his wife borne 6'' of June (59.) 


John y* sonne of Edward Allen & of Martha bia wife was 


borne 21th of June (59.) 

^H ^Aea/e. 

Jacob y' sonne of Jacob Shenfe deceased 6c of Margaret bis 

wife borne 23 of July (59.) 
Elizabeth y" Daughter of Richard Hicks & of Mary his wife 

^H Mcies. 

borne 25- Juty 1659. 

^^ Pearse. 

Martha & Mary Pearse being twins y" Daught" of W- Pearae 

& of Esler his wife borne 26 May (59.) 


Sarah y' Daughter of Nalhaniell Reynolds & of Sarah his 


wife borne 26" July (59.) 

^^^L P owning. 

Sarah y* Daughter of Hen: Powning & of Elizabeth his wife 

borne S' August (59.) 
Sarah y' Daugliier of Joseph Sutton &■ of Sarah his wifo 



borne Las[ July (59.) 

^^H Barlom. 

Sarah y' Daughter of Tho: Barlow & of Eliinabelh his wife 


borne 18" July (59.) 

^^P Scoffou*. 

Thomasin y" Daughter of Tho. Scottow & of Sarah his 


wife borne U'" August (59.) 

P Fhiptny. 

Elizabeth y Daughler of Gamaliel Phipeny & of Sarah his 


wife borne 10^ August 1659. 


ITo U Continued.] 

Rev. Robert Jordan. 


\Ve have rncniioned, 
Rev. Robert Jordi 
pioneers of Episcopacy 

{ear 1642, but Jordi 
ia stand as a churchi 

IBj- W, H. WniTMORE,] 
1 a preceding arlicle, one of tlie noble deeds of 
This gentleman and Rev. Richard Gibson were ihe 
line. Mr. Gibson ]ch the country about the 
id at the poiit of duty, nnd never relinquished 
his professional character. Il is one of the 
Strange omissions in Rev. Dr. Sprague'a Annals of the AmcHcBD Pulpil, — 
\a appropriate memoir of so distinguished and faithful a churchman. He 
was the soul of the opposition lo Massac husctls, and a chief supporter to 
the Royal CommiBsionera and the anti-Puritan polity. Il is much lo be 
desired that ihe Hon. Wm. Willis of Portland, out of his abundant knowl- 
edge, would furnish a fitting tribute to the memory of this indefatigable 
missionary and leader of the forlorn hope of Episcopacy in Maine. He 
W09 from the west of England, perhaps from Melcomb, where a merchant 
of the same name, Robert Jordan, dwelt. He was born, perhaps, about 
the year 1611, nnd come to Maine, (Richmond's Island,} as early as 
1640.' This island, near the entrance lo Portland harbor, was an impor- 
tant commercial plantation, under the government of Mr. John Winter, 
whose only child, Sarah, became the wife of Mr. Jordan. By this mar- 
ringe Mr. Jordan became one of llie great land- proprietors and wealthy 
men of that region, a source of influence which he failed not lo exert in 
fevor of his church and polilics.t The Rev. Richard Maiher, on his voy^ 
age from England in 1635, louched at Richmond's Island and noted the 
fact in his journal.J: Mr. Thomas Willelt of New Plimouth, and after- 
wards mayor of New York, had, just before the time of Mather's visit, 
escaped to Richmond's Island, having been driven by the French from 
Penabscott, and look passage in the ship with Mather for Massachusetts. 
Of Jordan's family I have learnt the following particulars: — By wife 
Sarah lie had John, who m. Elizabeth, dau. of Eliaa Stilcman ; Robert ; 
Soniinicus, who m. Hannah, dau. of Ralph Tristram of Saco, and was 
Villed by Indians in 1703 ; Jedidiuh, Samuel, and Jeremiah. Dominicus 
had issue, with others, Elizabeth, who m. Capl. Humphrey Scammon and 
had Dominicus, who, by wife Rebecca, dau. of Capl. Daniel Smith, had 
Elhabeih, wife of Col. Thomas Cutis, father of Hon. Richard Cutis of 
Washinglon, and father-in-law of Dr. Thomas Gilbert Thornton, many 
years marshal of Maine. 

By the kindness of George D. Phippen, Esq., of Salem, wo are enabled 
to present a document which throws considerablo light upon the Jordas 

He has in his possession a tabular pedigree of his family and connex- 
ions in England, prepared at a very early date, by Joseph Phippen or 
Fitzpen, eldest son of David Phippen the emigrant, and who probably 
ipanied his father to ihis country in 1635. He was living at Pal- 
. in the neighborhood of Jordan ns early as 1650, and to him Jordan 
made one of his earliest conveyances of land. 

This document was copied in 1768, upward of a century af\er its first 
preparation, and re-copicd in 1808, the latter copy being the earliest 
m eAistr^nce. It has upon il the arms of Peirce, Holion, Jordaine, Fitz- 
pen, and Fitzpen impaling Pie, and Burgcs impaling Pi 

224 JRoberl Turner^s Letter to Win. Perm. fJnly, 

Anrkor, and the iwo Brick-makera a doublo Brick House and Cellars ; 
besides several otiicr %oia^ on. Samuel Carpenter has built another 
House by his. I am building another Brick House by mine, which is 
three large Stories high, besides a good large Brick Cellar under it of Iwo 
Bricks and a half thickness in the Wall, and ihe next Story half under 
ground ; the Cellar has an arched Door for a Vault to go (under the 
Street) to the River, and so to bring in Uuods, or deliver out. Humphrey 
Murrg, from New York, has bydt a large Timber-House with Brick 
Chimneys. John Test has almost finished a good Brick House, and a 
Bake-house of Timber; and N. AUen a good House next to Thomai 
WynTCi Fronl-Lot. John Day a good House after the London fashion, 
most Brick with a large Frame of Wood in the Front, for Shop-windows; 
all these have Balconies. Thomas Smith and Daniel Pege are Partners, 
and set to making of Brick this year, and they are Very good : Also 
Fastoursy the German Friend; Agent for the Company al Frankford, 
with his Dutch People, are preparing to make Bricks next year. Samuel 
Carpenter is our Lime-buraer on Km Wharf. Brave Lime-stone is found 
here, as the Workmen say, being proved. We build most Houses willi 
Balconies. Lois are much desired in the Town; great buying one of 
another. We are now laying the Foundation of a large plain Brick 
House for a Meeting- House, ia the Center (sixty fool long, and about 
forty foot broad) and hope to have it soon up, there being many hearts 
nod hands at work ihat will do it: A large Meeting-liouse, fifty foot long, 
and thirty eight broad also going on ihe front of the River, for an Evening- 
Meeting, the Work going on apace ; many Towns-people selling their Lib- 
erty-Lands, I hope ihe Society will rub off the Reproaches some have cast 
upon thorn. We now begin to gather in something of our many great Debts, 

I do understand three Companies for Whale-catching, are designed to 
fisli in the Rivcrs-moulh this Season, and find through the great plenty of 
Fish, ihey may begin eurly. A Fisherman this year found a way to calcb 
Whitings ia this River ; and it is expected, many sorts of Fish more than 
has been yet caught, may be taken by the skilful. Fish are in such 
plenty, that many sorls on Tryi^, have been taken with Neis in the Win- 
ter-time. The Swedes laughing at the English for going to iry, have 
since tried themselves. The River is so big, and full of several sorts of 
brave Fish, that its believed, except frozen over, we may calch any time 
in ihe Winter. It is great piiy, but two or tliree experienced Fishermei) 
were here to ply this River, to salt, and serve, fresh Fish to the Town. 
A good way to pickle Sturgeon ia wanting ; such abundance being in the 
River, even before the Town : many are calcht, boyled, and ealen. Last 
Winter great plenty of Deer were brought in by the Indians and English 
from ihe Country. We ace generally very well and healihy here, but 
abundance dead in Maryland this Summer. 

The Manufacture of Linncn by the Germans goes on finely, and ihey 
make fine Linnen. Samuel Carpenter having been lately there, declares. 
They had gathered one Crop of Flax, and had sown the second, and sow 
it come up well, and, they say, might have had forwarder and belter, had 
they had old Seed, and not stayed so long for the growth of the new Seed 
to sow again. I may believe it, for large has my experience been this 
year, though in a small piece of ground, lo the admiration of many. 

I thought Gt lo signifie thus much, knowing tbou wouldsi be glad to 
hear of the People and Provinces welfare : The Lord preserve us all, and 
make way for thy return, which is much desired, not only by our friends, 
but all sorts, I am, ^c. thy truly Loving Friend, Robert Turner. 


The Norton Family. 




The following dscument, copied from the original now \a ihe possession 
of Chiirles-Eliol Norlon, Esq., of Cambridge, possesses a strong claim on 
the atlenlion of our readers. But very few of the 6rst seltlers here have 
left any clue by which ihcir ancestry can now be traced ; and the present 
is almost the onty case I have found where a carefully drawn pedigree 
appcrirs Id have been brought by a settler. The manuscript is a large 
~ ' f parchment, bearing a tabular pedigree, of which we give the 
ce, adorned with the various coats-of-arms in the successive gen* 
d was apparently drawn up by the Somerset herald. The 
present copy was made from the original, and, on all doubtful points, 
reference has been had to a copy made in 1802, at which lime the writing 
was of course more legible. 

Perhaps the reason for the compilation of this pedigree was this : — 
Thomas Norlon, who "added the residue partly," married the daughter 
and the niece of Archbishop Cranmcr, and the position he must have been 

Elactd in, would account for his desire to investigate his pedigree. Wil- 
sm Norton, wlio came to this country, was a near relative of Thomas. 
He might well desire to have a copy of this family document; aod it hu 
been preserved in his branch of the family to the present time. The 
early portion of the pedigree is meagre. The compiler evidently labored 
to traco the Norions \o the old family of Norvile, and, having done this, 
he look the pedigree of that family, probably, as it was recorded at the 
Heralds' College. 

In copying, Ihave placed lelters (A, Am;.) wherever a coat-of-arms vf8B 
painted, and these will be described in a note at the end. w, h. w. 

On the left side are two notes. The first reads — 

" This Genealogie of the NorlODs of Sharpenhow in Bedfordshire, 
beginnings at Nordile that married inlo the howse Valois, and came into 
England with Kinge William the Conquer^ and was his Constable ; whose 
posterilie, long time after, assumed the English name of Norton, being 
the same in signification that Noruile is in French. For the proof whereof 
it is to be understood that this pedigree agreeih with records remaining in 
Ihe office of Armcs .... in one book of pedigree, late William Haruie's, 
Clarencieux King of Armes, couered in Read, and set forth in trick, as 
far as Noruile, wch. was sonn of Sr. John Noruile, alias Norton, and 
married with the daughter of Monlchcnsie, and lo Joan daughter of 3r. 
John, and her issue." 

Underneath this is the following ; — 

" In an ancient Mansion Hous in Fulham, in the Countie of Midd. 
sometime the possession of Thomas Windowt, Alderman of London, and 
now hoc anno 1632, the possession of Mr. Williamson, procurator in the 
Court of Arches, London, the armcs of Norton are in manio places re- 
maining and the Basal ngbourne's Armes quartered with theirs. There 
are also impailed the armes of Norland and Norton, quarleringe Bassing- 
bourn and Walker, impaled wilh Norton ; also the armes of Mr. Hill and 
Mr Rice, impaled with Norland." Pr. John Philepoti, Somerset!. 

On the right are also two notes. The first says — 
" It appearea likewise by another book of pedegrees, late the said 

William Haruie's, covered wiih parchment, ha\ 
upon corner writlen " Wendout," and sett fonh i) 

226 The Norton Family. [July, 

n the right side 
-8 ; saving that in 
the first book, is Joane said to be tUler to the said Sr. John, and in ihe 
Becond, she ia lell downe to be his daughter, os irulh is : and in that sec- 
ond book, Joane is said to be married first lo Norland and after lo Walker, 
which contrarie as appeareth by lier owne icslament, made by the name 
of Joane Norland, widow, wherein she alaoe makcth mention of her chil- 
dren by Walker. Now for proof that the Nortons of Sharpenhow are 
descended from the aforesaid Sr. John Noniile, als. Norton, is to be known 
that Sr. John Norton had one other son, named John Norton, dwelling 
Kt Sharpenhow, as appeareth by the testament of the said Joane, daugh- 
ter of the said Sr. John ; which John Norton, dwelling at Sharpenhow, 
had issue John, Joane, Isabel, afid Alee, as appeareth by the several ics- 
taments of Joane Norland and Agnes Wengcr, lier daughter. The said 
John Norton, son of John, married his second wife Jane, daughter of 
Cowper, and had issue Thomas Norton, as appeareth by the testament of 
Agnes Winger, recorded in the Prerogative Office." 

Underneath is wrillen — • 

"The Residue [of] this pedegree is partly added by Thomas Nor- 
ton, Esq., sonn of the said Thomas with his owne hand yet extant, and 
for the most part within memory, and continued downe lo this present 
yeare 1632, by the informcon of Mr. Robert Nonon the elder, sonn of 
the said Mr, Thomas Norton the younger." 

1. Le Signr. de Norutle came inlo England with William the Conqueror 

and was his Constable. He married into the house of Valoi8.(A} 

2. Sr. de NoRtriLE married in the house of Barr.(B) 

3. Sr. de Nobuile married into the house of Dnlbemoole.(C) 

4. Sr. de Nobuile married Auelina, daughter of Neuil of Raby.(D) 

5. Sr. de Noruile married Joricia, daughter of Sigr. Damprc deCourl.{E) 

6. Sr. de Noeoile alias Norton, married the daughter of Sir Johu 


7. Sr. de Noruile alias Norton, married the daughter and coheiress of 

Monsignr. Bassingbourne,(G) and had Elizabeth, who m, Roger 
Hill of CO. Stafford. And 

8. Sir John Norton alias Noruile, who married the daughter of the Lord 

Grey de Ruihyn,(H) by whom he had 
I. John, of whom hereafter. 

II. , a son, who m. o daughter of Monlchencie.{I) 

111. Joane, who morried first William Walker, and had 

i. Agnes, who m. John Winger, and had Nicholas, Geoi^, 
' and Eli/abeth Winger. She m. secondly Thomas Nor- 

l8nd(J) of London, Alderman, and had 

Leltice, who m. Isl, Mr. Hill & 2d, Symond feice 

Katharine, who m. Isl, Thomas Windowt(K) of 

London, Alderman, and had 

i, Bartholomew, who m, Anne Hull, and had 
Bartholomew and Katharine, who m. John 
Delaywodd. His widow (Anno Hull) m. 2d, 
Wm. Brothers of London. 

ii. Jane, who m. William Haddon, son of Sr. 

^ J 

1859.] The Norton Family. 227 

Richard by his first wife, and had Catherioe, 
who m. Robert Coldwell, and Thomas who 
m. the dau. of Saunders, and was the father 
of Francis Haddon of co. Hertford, 
iv. Katharine. 

9. John Norton of Sharpenhow, in Bedfordshire, m. , and had 

I. John. 
II. Jane. 
HI. Isabel. 
IV. Alice. 

10. John Norton of Sharpenhow married first a daughter of Mr. Danie, 

and had issue, 
I. William^ prob. d. young. 
He m. 2d, Jane, dau. of John Cowper,(M) and had 

II. Thomas. 

III. Richard^ of whom hereafler. 

IV. Robert^ prob. d. s. p. 

V. Jo Alt, m. 1st, a Preston ; 2d, a Spycer. No issue given. 

VI. Alice J m. 1st, a Goodrich ; 2d, Thomas Decon. No issue given. 
VII. William. No issue recorded. 

11. Thomas Norton of Sharpenhow m. first Elizabeth Merry, and had 

I. Margaret^ m. a Symons. 

II. Thomas^ who m. 1st, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Cranmer, 
Archbishop of Canterbury, who d. s. p. ; and 2d, Alice, dau. 
of Edmond Cranmer, brother of Thomas,(N) and had issue, 
i. Anne, m. Sir Geo. Coppin,(0) and had Robert, Thomas, 
ii. Elizabeth, m. 1st, Miles RAynesford,(P^ and had Robert 
and Garrett; and 2d, Symon Basel!, by whom she ^ 
had Symon. 
iii. Thomas, died at Cambridge, 
iv. Henry, prob. d. s. p. 
V. Robert, m. Anne, daughter of Robert Heare, and had 

Thomas, Robert, Thomas, Richard and Anne. • 
vi. William, m. Ruth Harding. 

III. Joan^ who m. 1st, a Spicer, and 2d, a Barrett 

He m. secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Marshall, and widow of 
Ralph Radcliff, and had issue, 

IV. Luke^ who h\. Lettice, daughter of George Gravely, and had 

i. Gravely, 
ii. Benjamin. 

iii. Thomas. " 

iv. Anne. 
V. Elizabeth. 

vi. , illegible. 

vii. , " 

viii. Susanna, 
ix. Martha. 
He m. thirdly, the widow of Mr. Osborne, and had 
V. Daniel. 

VI. Bamahas. 

VII. Isaac. 

We now return to the other son of John(10) and Jane Cowper 

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12, EiCHAftD NoBToN married Margery, daughler of Wingar(L) of Shar- 

pen how, and had 
I. Thomas, who rn. Anne, dau. of Richard Pratl, and had 

i. Thomas. 
II, William. See next paragraph. 

13. William Nobton of Sharpenhow, married first, Margerie, dau, of 

Will. Hawes, and widow of Mr. Hamon, and had 
I. William, who m. Alice, dau. of John Browc-st, by whom he had 
i. JOHN. 
iii. Richard, 
iv. Thomas, who m. Kalherine, dau. of Gabriel Clincard, and 

had issue, Gabriel, Thomaa and Anne. 
V. Martha, 
vi. Mary. 
He married secondly, Deunis Cholmley, niece to Sic Nicholas Hare, 
Master of ihe Roils,(Q) and had 

111. Jolm. 
' IV, Elixaheth. 
V. Francis. 

VI, Hugh. 

VII. D'lniel. 
Tin. Fhebe. 

IX. Richard, who m. Ellen, dau. of Thomas Rowley of Wallden, 
in Esiex,(R) and had Luke, Richard, John, Blien and Dorothy. 

The following arms are represented on the MS. Where I have found 
Ihem in Burke's "General Armory," I have placed hia name after the 
description. He gives the Norton arms of Bedfordshire, Buckingham- 
shire, and Mark-Atwcll, co. Hertford, as represented on this roll, gule$, 
a fret argent, over all a bend taire, or and gules. He adds the creat, a 
griffin sejant, proper, winged gules, boak and forelegs or. 

A. Valois, Semeo da France, or fleur-de-lys. 

B. Bahr, argent, semee de fleurs-de-lys, three billets larry(?J 

C. Dalbeudnte, ermine, on a pile aiure, three fleurs-de-lys, or. 

D. Nevill of Raby, gules a saltire argent. (Burke.) 

E. Dampre de Codbt, ermine, three bars cotised, gules. 

F. HiDscoEE, gules, a bend ermine, over all a chevron argent. 

G. Bassingbobne, Gyronny of eight argent and asure. (Burke,) 

H. Obey de RnxuifN, Barry of six, argent and a:ure, in chief three 

torteaus. (Burke.) 
I. MoNicHEMzi, Barry of twelve, argent and azure. (Burke.) 
J. Nohland, argent, on a chevron between three lions rampant sable, 

as many bezants. (Burke.) 
K. WiNDowT, or, a leg embowed oiare; impaling table, five bezant, 

two, one, and two, a chief indented or. 
M. CowPEH, gules, a fesse indented argent, (in chief a label of the 

second ?) 
N, Cbanmer, argent, a chevron axttre, betweeo three pelicans vuluing 

themselves ppr, 
0, Coffin, argent, a chief voire. 



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*. , Ratssfohd, gules, a chevron engrailed, between three fleurs-de-lyt, 

argent. (Burke.) Hadley, co. Essen. 
^. Hare, gittes, iwo bars or, a chief indenied of the last. (Burke.) 
J. WiNGAB, gulea, two helmeta argent, over a garb of the last ; impaling 

the arms of Hake. 
iL Rowley, gule^, on a chevron cotiscd argent, as many lions rampant 

of the field. Given by Burke to the Rowxets. 

Ab has been mentioned, a copy of ihe foregoing was made in 1S02 l-v 
Jamue! Norton, who brought down his line of descent to that dale, aoii 
I aubsequenlly continued it to 1821, in substance as follows: — 

John Norton, son of William and Alice Browcst, and grandson of 

«'illiam,(13) came to New England and d. a. p. His brother William 

Norton of Ipswich had a son John, mniater at Hingham, who m. Mary 

Mason, and bad Elizabeth, who m. Ool. John Quincy, and a son Capt, 

John Norton. This latter named John m. Elizabeth, dau. of Col. John 

I Thaxter, and had John, William and Samuel. John m. Anne, dau. of 

[ Jeremiah Belknap of Boston, and had issue, Sakuel and Sarah, Of these, 

f Samuel m. Jano, dau. of Joseph Andrews, and had issue, John, Jane, 

, (wife of Thomas Wiggles worth,) Samuel and Andbews. Andrews 

Norton, Professor of Sacred Literature at Harvard College, m. Catharine, 

' 4th dau. of Samuel Eliot of Boston. 

I will add, that the children of Prof. Andrews and Catharine (Eliot) 
[ Norton arc, Louisa, Catharine- Jane, Ctiarlea-Eliot, and Grace. 

Rev, John'* Norton, son of William" and Alice, was b., according to 

I Mather's Magnalia, at " Slarford [Bishop's Stortford?] In Hortfordshire," 

May 6, 1606. He came to New England in 1634, settled at Ipswich in 

1636, and in 1655 succeeded Rev. John Cotton as min. of the First Church, 

Boston, where he d. April 5, 16G3. He m. Mary , who survived him. 

Rev. William" Norton, brother of the preceding, m, Lucy, probably 
dau. of Emanuel and Lucy (Wintlirop) Downing. Besides his son Rev. 
John" of Hingham, he had a son Bo-nii3"; a dau. Elixabelk," who m. 
1st, Co), John Wainwrighl, and 2d, Hon. Isaac Addingioo ; and perhaps 

His widow 

I. Mary Mason, 
;r at Hingham, 
en above, from 

L other children who d. young.* He d. April 3l>, 1694, i 

I Lucy d. Feb. 5, 1697-8. 

Rev. John" Norton, of Hingham, grad. H. C. 1671, i 

f Nov. 1674 ; was ord. Nov. 27, 167B, as the second minis 

^ where he d. Oct. 3, 1716, a. 66. His descendants are gi 
Samuel Norton's MS. 

BoNtrs" Norton, brother of the preceding, was h. about 1657, took the 
oath of fidelity 167fi ; was of Ipswich 1691, butSepi,29, 1712, is named 
as a resident of Hingham (where his brother John was then minister) in 
Ihe will of Mrs. Anne (Downing) Bradstreet. He afterwards removed to 
Hampton, N. H., where he d. April 30, 1718, aged 61 years, as appears 
by his gmvesione in thai part of Hampton now Seabrook. His wife Ma- 
ly, — a dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Whipple) Good'iue, — survived him, 
tnd adm. on his estate June 4, 1718, in Rockingham County. Their ch. 
were:— TTi/Ziam," b. May 9, 1691 ; Jotfph,^* b. Nov. 17, 1695 ; Sam- 
net," b. Sept. 12, 1699 ; Eliiobeth," who m. 1st, Mr. Jenness, 2d, Ben- 
jaminSwetl; Lucg'' nnii Anne." 

* WilliBm Norton, of Ipswich, bad rh. : Willittm, b. Feb. IS, 1661, »nd Lncy, b. 
n. as, IfiGa. (Ret. Dr.Filt'sMS.l If these were children of William and Lucj, Ihey 
ire not living in 1694. 

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William Norton of Ipawicli, ia will dated April 38, IHM, proved May 15, 1694, 
mentioafl his Ktn John, wlio "had his portion already in Leamiag and bringing up at 
CoUedge"; bU dan. Elizabeth Waintrnj^ht ; hii son Bonne Norton, who ia mue lole 
executor, to bave whole estate, " dwelling bonse," &c., except legacies, and to main- 
tain tcslolor's " beloved wife Mr*. Lnce Norton," 1Vitnegae«, Joseph Goodhue, kh., 
William Baker, and llobert Lord.— £(au Prvb. Rk. iii. isa. 

William Norton of Ipswich, April 14. 1691, "in consideration of the Parental care, 
lOT* and affection which he bearelh to hU beloved son Bonna Norton of j'samcTowne," 
"who has entered into a marriage estate," gives to said son land in Ipewicb, Wit- 
nesses, Maijery Whipple, Maijorj Goodhne. Signed bv William and Locy Norton. — 
Ena Dads, sxi. 137. 

Rev. John Norton in hii will, proved April 16, 1663, muiiliong brother William N. 
of Ipswich and cliild, brother Thomas N. of London, mollicr, sister Elizabeth, and wile 
Mary. His widow's will, Ang. 30, 16TI, mentions coasin John N., sister Mn. Lucy 
N., consin Edmund Femely of Weslorcling Hall in Co, Suffolk, his bro. Thomu, and 
gislers Elizabeth and Hitry, bro. William I^rton. 

There was a family of Nortons of Norton-Conyers, co. York, several of whom were 
confined for a conspiracy lo release Mary Quean of Scots in IS71, and two were cie- 
cnted. There was also a family of the name at Allyngton Castle and Setting |>anni, 
CO. Kent. 

A family named Denny, perhaps tbc same as the Danio family into whieh his ances- 
toi married, resided at Duhop's Stonford, where Bcv. John Norton is supposed to have 
been bom. 

Mrs. Anne Bradstreot, widow, by will dated 39 Sept. 1T13, gives lo Eliza Davenport, 
Anne Wlnihrop and Lucy Dudley, daughters of Col, John Wainnrighi, dcc'd, dwelling 
house, £e., on Main Street; to cousins Cant. John Gardner, Habakkuk Gardner, and 
Bartholomew Oedney, son of William Gednoy, XSO bills lo divide ; lo Mrs. Margaret 
Corwin, bedding, An. ; to Mad, Rebecca Brown ; to cousin Elizabeth Wainwn^t, 
widow ; to coosin John Norton o( Hingham ; to Mercy and Sarah Oliver, dous. ofDr. 
Oliver ; to cousin Anno Williams ; to ooniin Higginson, wife of John Higginson ; to 
cousin Gardner of Nantucket ; to Martha Warham ; to coiuin Bonus Norton of Hing- 
ham, and lo his dan. Sarah ; to Mr. Ep es'a dan. Mary Capen ; to negro Hannah, her 
freedom, bedding, &c. Cousin Adam Winthrop and Addington Davenport, czecntora. 
" Desire Mr. Epcs who hath befriended mec may be one of my Bcarc", y' he would aa 
aoon as may be ^vo you notice of my decease." Signed " Anne Bradstreet." "In 

Sirosenco of us, Dan' Epes. Nathan' Osgood, William Bnltolph." " I give my good 
riends, Christopher Babbnge and Simon Willard iOshillings apiece. This was wnuell 
before sealing of y< Initroment," Proved April 34, 1713.— iTsscz Prab. Rec. X. a'l. 

is full of interest. We know that Emanocl Down- 
er of Got. John Winthrop. They had a ilan. Anno, 
r, and secondly Gov. Simon Bradatrvel, and also a 

. J __ _ . . . are he knew that Emanuel Downing had a daogh- 

ter Lucy, conjci-lurcd, from the above will of Mrs, Anne Bradstreet, that Lucy, the 
wife of William Norton, was Mrs. B's sister; and his subsequent invcatisatioiis' bare 
■trengthened this opinion. It is a curions fact that though wc know that liie noted Sir 
George Downing was the son of EmruiLiel, yet Wood, a contemporary, said he was ihs 
son of Calybut Downing. Again, a Baronetage, published in 1737, in the life-lime of 
die grandson of Sir George, pretending- to particular accuracy — as the prefaeo slaloa 
that "application has been made to every Baronet," &c.— states that Sir George was 
the son of Calybat. The descent the author thus iraoes. GelFirey Downing was of 
Potes-Beldham, co. Essex, m. Elizabeth , dan. of Thomas Winglield. and hod issue Ar- 
thur Downing, of Lexham, co. Norfolk, where he increased liis fortunu by mutryinjg 
Susan, doughler and co-heir of John CBlybnl, of Castle-Acre in that counlv. Their 
le was Dorolhv, Anne and John. Son or bralhix of this John was Calybut llownine, 

"■^ ■--■[on,' CO. GloQcestcr. who was father of the famous Rov. Calvhnt. Tbu 

have said before, \* colled (he fathcrof Sir George. The reader will note 
iba confusiuQ relative to the affiliation of Calybut, Sen,, to the parent stem ; does not 
this suggest a relationship of Rev. Calybut to Sir George, though the precise degree ia 

I learn from Henry White, Esq., of New Haven, that there was a John Downing, a 
merchani of Nevis, who died at Boston in 1694, leaving a son Nathaniel, and there ia 
Strong preanmptiTe evidence that lie was a eon of Emanuel D. 

of Sbennini 

Letter 0/ Edm-uTtd Qut'ncj/. 

[ComDiunicatcd b}' J. Gibdkeb White.] 
Dear D'. Hancock Loncasler Mar. 26. 1776 

M"". Hancock kind fj reC! w"" one from D' Y P' M' Avery informs me 
that you rec'' mine of y« S^i" nil. v'K I was very glad of, as il convey'd y" 
bill of sole for Jammy, being duplicate of one I long since forw^ enclosM 
with one from y° S'. K. Ac \t'^ for tnany m" I concluded must come to 
hand from some Q' or other ; but 1 am pretty certain it must have been 
lost sv"> Doct' Wiirren. 

I am glad to hear by M' H's L^ of your good health &". M' Avery 
did me ihe packet al M' G'a Shop going down lo Cambridge to hia Father 
Gushing &, promis'd me on hia relum to Slop & inform me of matters at 
Phylad' but has not fulfilled his promise, but 1 hope to see him here this 
Week, as he lives but 9 in off; — I rejoyce to find M' H's Sirength hold 
out, 80 as to permit his very close atlemton to business of y° greatest mo- 
ment, thai the Colonies or either of them have had any concern w"*", of no 
less importance (ban whether tbey & their posierily sliall be Freemen or 
Slaeet — however relative to this & all matlera of a political nature, I refer 
you to a Letter In w='' this is enclosed with one for D' Y. 

Your Sf Kaly is under a bad Cold & says she cant write you now hut 
will soon — Your S' G now sends you one after long silence — I think I in- 
form'd you in my last ihat your B' &. S' Scwall v/^ their family were safe 
arr^ in Lond* w""" advice I had P' M'' Balch — Last Week your Sr K recja 
1/ W^i) Ward Chipman wrote her some time in January last, acquainting 
her that he had reC" advice fro, Mr S that your S' Children &, Family 
were all inoculated of the Smallpox — w*^ I am thankful for as il will be a 
Great relief lo her mind — When recovered — w"''. from latter accouois of 
y" Success of that Operation is near as certain among a N° of healthy 
' subjects as that y< distemper was communicated to ihem . . . We hope 
may soon hear of y* Success in fact, if any way of Conveying a Letter 
to y" Coniineni — how that may be cant tell, but hope the Evacuation of 
Boston will be a prelude to y" Expected Frustration of the whole British 
System of Subjugation as M' H writes me & also D' Y thai the South" 
Colonies are prepared to give them a drubbing come when and where 
they will, w^ I hope may prove true. 

I have wrote M' H as far as 1 have been advis'd us lo the Genl pre- 
KrV of his real interest w^h he writes me y« lOh Curr" he had resigned to 
y* Flames . . . The preservation of Boston so far as it is preserved is a 
Signal favor of Heaven, iho. many are egregious Sufferers your Bro'' H 
& his Son Stedman in particular — in whose Dwellings were lef^ Officers 
men of singular honor! By ihe same Rank of Miscreants have many 
had iheir houses ransackl — The Tories they say have been equally Plun- 
derers w"! y" Military — Many of ihem had lived so long in the Fortress 
upon y Kings bounty &, otherwise that they grew much in want of Sup- 
plies for their Exiled Stale that 'twas no Great wonder that men of their 
■wild principles sh'' embrace the most diriy method of Filling their pockets: 
Poor deluded Creatures was a Term you heard often from some of y» 
Firit Rate: It is very possible that when ihey were precipitately Hying 
from y' besieged Town they had not relinquished the Term but were 
obliged to apply il lo different subjectr and indeed it might be very justly 

Letter of Edmund Quincy, 


r poor 


BO applied. Im sorrj- 1 
bour & Friend — She's 
Nova Scolia — P'hops ii 
Offense respecting ihei 

capacity of returning lu 

w™ God forbid sbouid ever bi 
by our Sina & Follies should o 
manifestly already shewn to us 
last year especially affoi'dcd ut 
made under y« Severe attacks 

l™ Abel Willard, your Sisters near ncigh- 
lear with her liusband & Br" dc Sons to 
a situation & under such circumstances of 
i' Neighbors as never lo be in a political 
Houses unless w** power & inimicnl views 
^B Case — neither ever will be unless we 
I people forfeit his favor: w'''' has been 
1 y» remarkable Supports He has ihro. y* 
1 y" Glorious defensive Struggles we have 
if y« British wicked Ministry — May we 
deserve a Continuance of the Protection of Heaven & may there be soon 
an Accomodation or Seperation of y" Younger from y" Older Slates; the 
Last I expect will be the necessary Effect of y* unnatural Trcaimcnt we 
have received — The voice of the people in these N° Colonies sccma 
almost universally in favor of independency as far as I can perceive — 
Pray God to afford all needed wisdom to y° C. Council in their debates & 
resolves upon y" Important subjtci — It is my real Opinion y tet time is 
come wherein Providence has appointed the Flourishing Slates to with, 
draw themselves from y" Controul of all other for wise reasons, Wh will 
be manifest in due time to those who may Survive y* expected political 
change in ihis Western Hemisphere of y" Globe, &. be acquainted w* y* 
political effects w* may result from y" Such Alteration of things probably 
big w" events which may have a very Salutary operation upon y" East- 
ern Side of the World. Whal, how, or by w' means or to w' particular 
end we know not nor have a Right of enquiry into ; our duly as indi- 
viduals is comprized in a narrow compass a few words comprehend y» 
Idea of the whole — "T^e Love of God ^ our Nfighboiirt" when we are 
really convinced of y^ genuincss of both those affeciions by y^Jlow of good 
fruits K'^out partiality 4* loilhoiU Hypocrisy " we may then console our- 
selves with having honestly complied w'" y" kind injunction of the Apos- 
tle James 1, 22 " Be ye doers of the word and not hearnrs only." 

I lately rec*" a Letter from your Nephew S. S. now at Concord with 
v^ 1 am much pleased as it is a proof of his very fast rising to peculiar 
Service of his Country in some department for w*"" his Apparent Growth 
in his knowledge of y« learned Languages, y^ Arts iSc Sciences, and if I 
am not mistaken in Wisdom tt prudence which coupled w*" y" fear of 
God & a natural good Understanding afford his Friends an agreeable 
prospect of his doing well in y" World. In his Letter he mentions his 
Circumstances & small dependarice upon any further Support of hia 
Friends ic therefore asks iheir Favor in promoting him in any good pub. 
School or even in any Genl"'. Family who for y' Sake of a number of 
Children of an Age for instruction might encline to have a private in- 
■truclor in his family upon' reasonHble terms : you may remember he vol- 
untarily took upon himself at about 18 years of age y" office of instruct- 
ing hia younger Bro' and Sisters in writing & Arithmetic as far as his ca- 
pacity then extending oAer which ho Studied the Longuages and Numbcra 
in M' Moody's Academy al Newbury ; next July complealing 4 years, in 
w** he has been a very close Student y* Several Tutors & Professors at 
Harvard College saving 2 or 3 months interruption of that Society by the 
present Civil War; Should Mr Hancock discover any publick department 
in or near Phyladelphia w'^'' might afford your Nephew a suitable Support 
it might be a means (wf> his diligent improvem') of further adviinccment 
in Law, Physick or Divinity as he might be enclined or if nothing publiclc 


Letter of Edmund Quinctf. 


I offered ; Should any Genlleman of Considerable Family & fortune in 
-'-' er of ihe Colonies S" Ward of ihia be enclined to have a privnie in- 
■trucior as above, more especially of Connecticut New York New Jersey 

I or Pennsylvania or may be Maryland ; in Case M' H approves of termo 
y« Gent" might, your Nephevr would Gladly be informed of il as soon as 
Bfiay be and will fiarward his answer immediately — 

By a Letter from y" B' H from Providence he informs us that by a 
Master of a Salem Vessel left in Lond" rer" this Winter he learns that 
y" Sister & fomily were all reoov* of y" Small pox: May God besiow 
Wisdom rightly to improve so great a Mercy : May y« future Circum- 
slances of G Britain be such as may afford M' S & y° Sister a peaceable 
it Comfortable Settlcm' — w*'*' is not obtainable in America as things now 
Stand : 1 iremble almost for G: B''. — as 1 have had great opport^ of Ex- 
amining into her moral as well as Commereial & politieat Stale lalely 
much debased by iheir Silly & wicked Operations in America, y' Ckarae- 
er even lower'd 
38 — I have advice from Boston this day that the men of war & irans- 

I ports are all Sail'd from Nnntaskel escept one small man of war <k Ten- 

I der — to watch ye harbour— It is iho* they are gone for Halifax. — I hope 

[ that S" Col* are prepared for y^ SovemI Attacks desigt»d against ihcm — 
Ae e.xpcct now Boston is clear, thai Gen' Washington will in a Short time 
air to y» Province he belongs to in order to serve it as far as he may 
able ... I pray God that y" whole Land may be early delivered from 
tkll y" Bloody effects of an enraged Court ii, Nation that is a great part, 3i 
thai y« noise of war may be no more heard in America ifc especially of 
Cirii war. — Your Sisters & Friends are very Solicitous for a Cessation 
of publick difficulties, that M' Hancock & you may return to Boston w"" 
y* Satisfaction of Seeing his Habitation preserved under y* kind hand of 
Providence, as well as his other buildings, I have not wrote y° aunl for 
some m". in w^l" 1 have been waiting y= Result of y* propos'd Storming 
of y« Fortress of Boston : but I Shall in a few days do myself the pleas- 

I lire of forwarding her a Short account thereof w"' due Salutations upon 

I jf ooco.ion. 

I hope you are in no danger from y" Enemy in y" River Delaware dz 
much less at or near Phyladelphia. I shall be glad to receive advices of 
pub. occurrences from D' Y. I have wrote him largely, he loves bis 
pen — 4; as every week will produce things of pub. importance I beg you 
w* insist on it w>l" him Ihal he this year be of a Communicative disposition 
low^one that is Situated out of y* pos; road 15 miles in y' woods, partic- 
darly request his mention of Every thing that relates to a Commercial 
Correspondence w"' France & y" French Islands and w' prospect of a 
French War,— If M' Hancock W spare a N" of the late Phyl» news 
papers or prints — & y" could send by a private Convey" of a Messenger 
returning to Walerlown or Cambridge from Congress — or one late one 
only or other remarkable very late publication upon y« Times, Franked 
J. H, P' post It v^ be an agreable Amusem' {i votrc pere) & therefore 
your iho' will be kind If y" write by S lines to cover them I shall take it 
kind. I just now heard that Deacon Barret (is among olhers) a very 
great Sufferer in his inloresi, as they say, D' Eliot who had y« keys of 
his Stores was obliged to deliver them to a certain Scotchman who de- 
manded them in y" name of y" General or other power who had ordered 
B's goods in bales Trunks dc boxes &c. to be Sent on board of Soma 
Ship — they accordingly open'd his Stores & Sent away y" goods to a 


Everell. — Atkinson. 


Great Value — w«'' y< Deacon & olliers mighi have done w" y« prov' Con- 
gress advised il September 1774 — a year in J ago : however y" Deacon 
has it in his power to draw on y" Kings Exchequer for y" Sum lost pay" 
to hia C". al home if he is so happy as to have any — 1 have not time nor 
room to add save that M^ G's Family are all wejl, in want or Flux W^ 
otherwise Spin very chearfully — nothing like neceisilg to give Spring to 
action .- have nothing lo do w"* G liritain & manufactures must grow up 
to a great heighih wi^out doubt. You see my paper is full 6i I suppose 
you tired— & ihercf " close v/'-^ love & best wishes of every real good from 

D* Child Yf Affectionately concerned parent 
You'l tender my best regards lo M' Hancock Edm Quinoy 

Miss Adams, D' Y it Spouse & every other of our Friends 
w"" or that may be w^l' you — y* returning inliabilants of Boston 
will not all make equal hasie v;^^ w< they shew in their exit : 
All remember love di respect to you i^ M' H. & alt Friends — J. H. joins 
his best Compliments, nearly got on his legs 
Black Jammy well in town disiunt above 3 miles. 

Addressed "To Mrs Dorothy Hancock ] in | Phyladelphia" ' 


Hon. Melatiah Everett, late of Wrentham, Mass., whose decease was 
recorded in the last Register, p. 11^2, was a descendant, in the sixth gen- 
oration, of Richard Everett, who was probably the immigrant ancestor of 
all the New England Everetts; — 

1, Richard Everett, called Everard, one of the first settlers of Ded- 
ham, d. al Dodham, July 3, 1782 ; made his will, May 12, 1680; m. 1, 
Mary , 2, Mary Winch. ' 

y. John Everett of Dedham, eldest son by 1st wife, b. at Watertown; 
d. at Dedham, April 1, 1714 ; m. May 13. 1662, Elizabeth, dau. of Rob- 
ert Pepper of Roxbury. 

3. Dea. John Everett, son of Capt. John, b. 9 d. 4 m. 1676 ; m. Mary 
Brown, Jan. 3, 1700; had 6 sons and 4 daughters. 

4. Ebenezor Everett, son of Dea. John, b. August 5, 1707, m. Joanna, 
dan. of Joseph and Joanna Stevens ; had 8 sons. 

5. Dea. John Evorotl of Foxboro', son of Ebcnezer. b. June Isl, 1736, 
d. MarBh 25, 1799 ; m. 1, Abignil, dau of John and Mary Nicholson, 
Marx:h 5, 1761 ; m. 2, Melatiah, dau. of Samuel and Judilh Metcalf, b. 
Oct. 16, 1736. 

6. Molatinh Everett, son of Dea. John and Melatiah, b. in Foxboro', 
Juno 24. 1777, d. in Wrenlham, Dec. 26, 1858, without issue ; m. Nancy, 
dau. of Col. Jonathan and Lydin Shaw of Taunton, who survives. Mr. 
E, was firal cousin of Hon. Alexander H. and Hon. Edward Everett. 

Atki.nson. — " Portsmouth, December 15. Ln 
11] Departed ihis Life, greailv lamented, Mrs. 
69, the Ludy of the Honoorabi'o Theodore Alkir 
Massachuietts Gazette, Boston, Dec. 18, 1769. 

Monday morning [Dec, 
{annah Atkinson, aged 
m, Esq., of this Town." 

. J 

Wiil of Joshua Uncas. 


[The venerable Jonathaij Clark, &f Hnmploti, Conn, has sent ub llie 
following copy of the WiH of Joshua Uncaa, son of Uiicaa, " Sachem of 
Monheag," whose pedigree was publislieil in ihe Register for 165G, p. 337. 
This Wi!l was found by Mr. Clark, in looking over some of ihe old 
Windham records. It was on a sheet almost worn out. 

There is reference to a Will of said Joshua, in ihe printed volume of 
Colonial Records of Connecticut, iii., p. 56.] 

I, Joshua Uncas, Sachem, son of Uncas, Sachem, living nigh eight mile 
Island on the river Connccticutt and whhin the boundary of Lyme, being 
sick in body but of good and perfect nicmory and not knowing how soon 
1 may depart this life, do make this my lasl will and leslament, (viz :) 

Imprimis, I give and bequeath all that iracke of land on both sides 
Ungoshet river, abuling westward to the Mountain, in sight of Hartford, 
bounded North, to Major Tolcot's Farm North East, to Watiachayoiske — 
upon east side, bounded eight miles in breadth, from the Mountains East- 
ward, and to carry the breadth there on out, the length being eighteen 
miles, and acceding lo a draught or Mappe drawn and subscribed with my 
Owne hand, bearing dates with'iliese presanls ; to Capt. Robert Chap- 
man, to Lieut. William Prall, to Mr. Thomas Buckingham, to each and 
every of ihem, apiece, 5000 acres;— lo William Parker Sen', William 
Lord Sen', Robert I>ay Sen', Abraham Past, Samuel Jones, Major John 
Clarke of Saybrook, Tliomas Durke, Richard Fly and John Fenner, lo 
each and every of them, foure thousand acres; to Francis Gushnell 
Sen', Edward Shipman Sen", and M' John Waafall, lo each and every of 
them, three thousand acres, — to John Pratt, John Cliapman, John Parker, 
William Lord, J', Samuel Cogswell, to Lydia Raymond, John Tully, 
Richard Raymond Sen', Abraham Chalker, William Bushncll Sen', and to 
I Joseph Hynghan Sen', to each and every of ihem, two thousand acres ; to 
I John Bushneil and Thomas Norton, to each of ihem five hundred acres. — 
And it is my will, that what quantity of land sliall be found more or 
over and above the several quantities given and bequeathed aforesaid, 
thall be divided, proportionally, according to each mans Legacy. 

Item, I give and bequeath all that Irocke of land lying from the Moun- 
tains, in sight of Hartford, northward, lo a pond called Shemipipie" Easi 
lo Willimantucket river, south by the said river, west by Hnrlford 
bounds, excepting three hundred acres already sold Major John Talcotl 
and two hundred acres sold to Capt Thomas Bull, and according lo a 
Mappe above said, (viz,) to M' James Richards, lo M' Samuel Willis, 
Capt Thomas Bull, M' Joseph Haynes, M' Hichurd Lord, Major John 
Talcol, M' John Allyn, M' Ebenezer Way, Bariholemew Barnett, Nicholas 
Oimstead, Henry Howard, M' Joseph Filch, Thomas Burnam, M' William 
, Pitk|n, to be equally divided amongst ihem into so many parts as lliey 
are persons, and also Nathaniel Willett lo have an equal proportion with 

I them 

(Ilom,) I gi. 
of Appaguage, 
Appnguague Pond,J eigh 

nd bequeath all thai Iracke of land lying to iho westward 

id Eastward from Willi manlucke River, South from 

broad and according lo the Mappe afore- 

i N. B. corner Hampton 


Will of Joshua Uncaa. 


said, (Viz^ to Capt. John Mason, Capt. Samuel Mason, M'' Dauiel Mason, 
M' James Fitch, Jr, John Birchard, Lieut, Thomaa Tracy, Thomafl Adgate, 
Simon Huntington, Thomas Leffingwell, Sen', John Olmstead, William 
Hide, William Backus, Hugh Collins, lo be divided and distributed 
amongst them and every of them as my Father Uncos shall se meet and 

(Item,) I give and bequeath lo my two aona, al! that tracke of land be- 
tween Ctippimiig palh and the lands given to the people of Saybrook and 
according to the Mnppe aforesaid, and in case either of my eons Dye be- 
fore ihey attain twenty years of age, then, lo the survivor, and in case 
both of them Dye before ihey attain twenty years of age, then it is my 
will, thai the said lands goe to my Daughler, but in case both my sons 
and alsoe my Daughter Should dye before they atlaine the age aforesaid, 
then, it is my will, thai the said lands goe to my Father, and his suc- 
cessor, and it is my will that those Indiana thai have lately lived on and 
planted on some part of this land should not plant there any more, but 
that they should live under my Father Uncas, and it is my desire that 
Capt Chapman, Lieut Pralt, and ihe legntees of Saybrook, see this part of 
my will performed, and that my Children be not wronged. — Also ! give 
& bequeath to my two sons, 40 acres of land allready broke up at 
poiunkeak, a parcel of land about ^ mile square lymg in the last addiiioQ 
lo Harlford bounds, and in case either dye, then, to my two Squawes, or 

the Survivor of them. Further my Will is, that my Children be 

brought up the first four years henceforward with Trusty and their 
Mother, to leach ihem English and that ihey should live al, or near Say- 
brook, and at the expiration of said four years I desire my children may 
be kept lo the English schoole, and for iheir maintainance 1 give to ihem 
thirty ami five pounds, which is due to me from Major John Talcoti, Capt 
John Allyn, and M' James Richards, and M* Richard Lord, lo be im- 
proved for clothing for my Children as ihey shall need. Also my Will 
18, that my land at Potunk, being 40 acres broke up, ihe renis thereof bo 
improved for the Schooling and educating my said children. Also it is 
my desire that rhey come not amongst any Conneclicul Indiana, and fur- 
ther it is my Will, thai the thirty-five pounds aforesaid and ihe r^ts of 
my lands at Polunk be Received by Capt Robert Chapman, Lieut. Wil- 
liam Pratt, and M' Thomas Buckingham, to be disposed to my Children 
a» aforesaid, and desire nil my Legatees to have respecl to my children, 
but ('specially leave them to the care of said Cnpt Chapman, Lieut Pratt, 
M' Buckingham, to bo educated as aforesaid. — Also, I desire that (nguns 
Bongoneit, and Thomas Coopez, my Cousins, be Counsellors to my 
Children, and whereas W John Wadsworth, and M' Samuel Steele are 
indebted to me twenty shillings, it is my will, that it be paid to M' Eleazer 
Way, also, I desire Trusty may not go to ihe Narrogansts. — I have chosen 
him to have the oversight of my children as aforesaid. — Also, I desire to 
be buried at Saybrook, in a Coflin after an English manner and ihai my 
Legatees at Say Brook would see this don. — my Guns I give to my two 
sons, four to e«ch of them, my pistoll to my eldest son, also my seven 
Brass kettles and four Iron pots, to be equally divided, lo my three 
Children. — Also, it is my will and desire, that Capt George Denison and 
M' Daniel Wotherall, be included wiih Capl John Mason and the rest of 
Norwich, to come in with them for a portion, as my Father Uncas shall 
see fitt, and upon that tracke ; — this, with what is whiten on the other two 
sides, I declare and publish to be my last will and testament, in testimony 


Letter of Thomas Dearie to Joseph Dudley. 


whereof I have hereunto si 
February 1675. 

Signed Sealed and published in presence o 
John Dcniaon 
Gerahom Palmer 
William Pratl 
?. the mark of Uncns 
X the raarli of Trusty Slade 

Norwich, April -2^^^ 1684, Iruely entered out of and by the originall 
BDd therewith compared all. James Fitch, Assielant. 

my hanil and Scale iu Potopaug, this 29 of 

n., , , Mark of Joshua 
' Sachem seal q 



[From the origiaal in tlie pouessioD of J. Winoati: Tiiobntrm.] 
Ths person who wrote the following letter and the persoD to whom it 
was addressed have both been noticed in previous volumes of the Keg- 
Uter. Mr. Dcanc hud been a merchant in Boston, New England, but 
ftfterwards returned lo his native country, and died at Frccfolk, Hants, 
April 27, 1686 See Regiater, Vol. IH., p. 380. Mr. Dudley, as is well 
known, was afterwards governor of Massachusetts. A brief memoir of 
him will be found in Vol. X., p. 337. 

Worthy Sr " London, 4"' March 168} 

^ AmoQg the many letters thai Came to mo by Balsion, none was more 
obligeing & welcome than yours of the pr* xber last & comands my 
gratfull answere in the tirsl place becaus Ime deeply sensible of yo^ in- 
tire frindship to me al large, &i. in p'ticular with my good Father Browne 
from whome I received an vnpleasuni letter, soue only that so many of 
my bills as came to hand were complied with, & that the rest to compleal 
the whole sums I might be assured would be paid, but there halh been 
an eule one who by night sowed lares among my wheat (t incensed my 
Father Browne ag< me. I suspect I K for my Father as is here vndor 
noted, to well I have now given a smooth and true answere that I neuer 
reflected on his bounty nor thought much of any charge upon my late 
wife whose memory was still deare to me, dc yi there was a transient 
diacourse & pleasant at diner when was p'sent yo'selfe & Capt: Richards 
who said lo Sarah yo' Grandfather will giue you a 1000 lb when he dies. 
I answered 1 hope so At more someihing lo this purpose was said, but 
I remember noe more, yet beleiue 1 ft made more of it pray vindicate me 
as you know very well in what manner, & advize me what belter reply I 
ought to make. 

S' I can now say I have a frcind ofyou instead of the late worthy Maj: 
Denison & which way to retaliai Ime a stranger, but by my vtmost eo- 
deauours to searue yo' Brother Mr. Dan: Allin whose interest 1 promis 
you to espous as for my Brother, in order whereto I haue a promise from 
my Coz: Duke lo increase h'ts adventure to him it verily believe if the 
trade prove any thing incouraging he wilbc a great imployer of him d: 
aomothing considerable my Brother Browne shall doc, from one or both 

238 Irregular Spelling: — Indian Depredations. [JhIFi 

whome seperatly by ihis ship he will receiue conGignmen" & the course 
yot Broiher takes lo aduance out of bis owne estate to accomodate hla 
principalis will be such sn iDcoursgrncnt as filled my hands with busincsse 
when I was at New Eng^ the like noe man euer did but Mr. Lidgit & we 
could not loose anything by it keeping our selfe williin a very considera- 
ble bounds of security by our principalis goods &, debts: 1 could now 
haue recomended him seuerall snnall consigm" but a number of such little 
things 1 found more troublesome than proffiiable a few good imployera is 
more easy & reputable to y* Factor. 

S' I here inclosed trouble you with a letier lo Sam" Fisher which as you 
may see is inanswere to his i I pray yoii that what charge he is at for me 
At what gratuity he may deserue you order Mr Sergeant to pay him, lo 
whome I haue wrote accordingly. We are all as you left us but in- 
creased one Girle & through Gods goodnesc in a competent meesurc of 
health for news refer you to better hands. 

A cheese done vp in Lead directed on y' Lead to yo' aelfe by Mr. 
Clarke who will aske you noe freight pray accept of from me I haue 
now presumed too much upon yo' patience lii looke vp too much of 
yo' time which I know is always belter imployed than by rending ibe 
scribles of S' 

excuse a bad pen Yo' obliged humb Servant 

& hast Tho: Deane 

I om informed it doe not giue you content w'' is a great greife to me 
Sarah Deane & her mother had 2000 lb w' is as much as my eldest son 
had dc as much ngaJne as any of my other children had so that none of 
yours goe to put of Sarah ; if you object & say that her mothers bringing 
in & coming out was chargable I think as Hllle as may be, for the mony 
al 6 lb p'^ would come to a great dealc I wish I had not heard of il but I 
shall let all pass noe man but will Judge 1 have dealt very nobly," 

[Addressed : " For Joseph Dudlev, Esq', At Roxbury in New Eng- 
land— p" Mr. Clarke."] 

iBBBQtJLiB Spelling. — Mr. Lower, in his work on " English Sur- 
names" remarks: — "I have little doubt that what wo now regard as 
irregularities in the orthography of our ancestors were by them considered 
ornamental, — a species of taste ' somewhat akin to the fasiidiousness in 
modern composition, wliich as studiously rejects the repetition of words 
nnd phrases.' " — (2d edit., 1844, p. 44, note.) This view of (he subject 
only will account for the various spelling of surnames in early limes. 
The same individual has been known to spell his name dilferently at dif- 
ferent times; and, in some cases, this must have been done inlcniion- 
ally. }. D. 

Indun Depredations in 1704, at Wells, Me. — "Piscataqua, May 13, 
1704. Letters thence acquaint ua of some more damage done us by the 
Skulking .Adversary. On the llth instant Nicholas Cole of Wells, with 
Nicholas Hodgdon, Thomas Dane & Benjamin Gough, Souldiers, went 
about a mile from Capl. Wheelwright's Garrison to look after his Coitle, 
on their return were attacked by 13 Indians, who killed said Cole and 
Hodgdon, took Dane Captive, Gough escoping. advised Capl. Holes of it 
who immediately called his Souldiers together; but the enemy were 
fled." — Boston News Letter, May 15 to 22, 1704. 


1869.] Hartford Records. 239 


From Book lettered ''Records of Town of Hartford, 1685-1709, No. V 

[Transcribed hj Luoiub M. Boltwood of Amherst, Cor. Mem. of the H. G. Soc.] 

John Allyn, son of Edward Allyn & Rachell his wife was Born March 
4tt» J 689. 

Rachell was Born Aug* 20^ 1694. 

Elizabeth Adams, daught' of John and [Hes .Hter Adams was horn 
March 6«' 1706. 

John Adams August 4*"* 1708. 

Ahigail Addams was horn Octo. 12, 1710. 

Patience Adams was born Novem. 9, 1712. 

[Tim*> ?] Bigelow, son of Jonath Bigelow was horn June 20^^ 1702. 

Mahell was bom Nov. 12, 1704. 

Samuel Benton, son of Sam^ Benton was horn January 28'^ 1680. 

Sarrah was horn Sept. 28, 1685. - 

Hannah was horn March 14, 1688. 

Abigail was born Decemh' 9, 1691. 

Caleb was born March 1, 1694. 

Daniell was born June 25, 1696. 

Jacob was born Sept. 21, 1698. 

Moses was horn April 26, 1702. 

Medad Benton, son of Sam^ Benton and Mary his wife was horn Octo' 
28'>* 1705. 

[Jon Plath Benton was horn Sep* ^ 1707. 

Isaac Buckingham son of Mr. Tho Buckingham was horn Sept. 25, 1700. 

Joseph Buckingham was born Aug* 7, 1703. 

Ann Buckingham was horn April 12, 1706. 

Sarrah Burnham daughter of Ri'ch<^ Burnham was Born July 11, 1683. 

Rebecca Burnham was bom Sept. 20, 1685. 

Mercy was born Aprill 14, 1688. 

Mary was bom 

Richard was horn July 6, 1692. 

Martha was bom 

]let was bora March 22, 1697. 

Jupiter?] was horn July 23, 1699. 

"Susanna was horn Feb. 

Michael was horn May 30, 1705. 

Violet Butlar, daughter of Thomas Butlai^ & his wife Ahigail was bom 
Septem^' 21, 1706. 

Elizabeth was horn Sept. 12*>' 1708. 

Thomas was horn July [3 ?] 1711. 

Joseph Church, son of Sam" Church was horn April 25, 1697. 
]ez Cole, son of Sam" Cole was bom Feb' 9*>» 1698. 

'Nat ?]han" Cole was horn August 18*'» 1701. 

'Caleb ?] Cole was horn Feb^ 8* 1703. 

Sarah ?1 Cole was bom Feb' 1705 Dyed Sept. 96. 

Abigail Cole was bora Sept 18*>' 1706. 

[Jose ?]ph Clark son of Tho Clark was bom [ ]y 25, 1698-9. 

Ann was bom Aprill \1^ 1702. 

John Church son of John Church was [bora ?] February 2X^ 1700-1. 


Hartford Records. 


born Jan"? 7, 1702-3. 
bora April) 22, 1704. 
Cadwell, daughter of Edward [ ] CadweU was 

bora [Oc]tob' IS** 1705. 

Tho Day, son of Tho Day was born June S"" 1699. 
W"> Addams son of John & Esther Addams was born Sept. 6, 1714. 
Sylvanus Addams was born Nov. I, 1719. 

""tabeth Dickenson born Sep' S"" 95, daughter of Tho. Dickinson. 

lah Dicker 




n Daughter of Tho Dickiii 

25 Jut 

was bom August 25, 1700. 
was born Aug* 24, 1702. 
was born Aug. IS"" 1710. 

Joanna Dod daughter of Edward Dod &t Lydia 
n"" 1705-6. 
John was born May 21, 1707. 
[ ] born Decemb' 15, 170S. 

Tho Ensigne son of Tho Ensignc \ 
John Ensigne t 

Hanah Ensigne v 

Dan' ^ 

Died July 23, 1702. 

*-ife « 

3 born Feb* 

born 29"' Aug* 1693. 
born 21 Feb' 1694-5. 
bom 30 Jan'3' 1697-8- 
born March 27, 1702. 

was born March 19"> 1703-4. 

Sam" Edwards son of R* Edwards was born Nov. 1, 1702. 

Mehelabell Handerson, daughter of James Henderson was bom N 
3* 1710 or 1711. 

Gideon Henderson was bora August 25* 1713. 

Lidya Flower was bom March aS' 1686. 

Lamurock Flower born Mareh 25* 1689. 

Elizabeih Flower born March ^, 1C92. 

John Flower bom Feb. 20, 1694. 

Mary Flower born Sep' 8, 1697. 

Francis Flower born May 21, 1700. 

Ann Flower borti Novem"" [S3 ?J 1703. 

Joseph Flower bom July 24, 1706. 

W"* Gibson was marled lo Mary Marshall bolh of Boston, July 1, 

Ruth Gaylor, daughter of W" Gaylor and Hopo his Wife was 
18"' Otobf 1704. 

Two Twins horn 25* Aug" 1706, they dyed August 1706. 

Williarn was born Novem 24, 1700. 

Sam" was born Docemb 10, 1711. 

Sarah was born May [19?j 1714, 



James Gill [ 


Mercy was 

Mercy Gi 


Joseph Gillcl 

born May 17 
Jon» was born 
Mary was born 
Eslcr was horn Ma[ 
Hanah wob born Nov. 
Sarah was born Sept. 30. 
Abigail was bom August 9. 

1869.] Hartford Records. 241 

Matthew was born March 4*^. Dorithy was born Jan. 1710. 


Ebenezer Hopkins son of Ebcn. Hopkins & his wife Mary was bom 
Nov. 16, 1693. Died Nov. 29 16[ ]. 

Jonathan was Born June 23, 169[ 

Eben' his son was Born June 24. 

Hezekiah was Born Nov' 21, 170[ ] 

Mary was Born Jan 30«' 170[3 ?] 

Stephen was Born August 17^** 170o. 

Sam^ Hayward son of Sam" Hayward was born June 18, 1698. 

Susanna Hayward was Born Dec. 18^ 1699. 

Jonathan was born June 22, 1701. 

Abigail was born Octob' 21, 1702. 

Elisha was born Octob' 1, 1704. 

Elisha dyed July 16, 1706. 

Joseph Haynes son of John Haynes was Born Sept. 18, 1694. 

Sarrah Haynes was born Aug. 25, 1[ ] . 

Mary born Nov. 27, 1703. 

John born July 8, 1705. 

Eliz^ Handerson was born April 

Susanna Handerson, Daughter of Mr. James Handerson 1703. 

John was bom March 20 

Barnabas Hinsdall [ ] of [Bar]nabas and 

Martha Hinsdale born August 28^ 1694. 

Martha Hinsdall was born Feb^ the 1*^;^ 1696. 

Jacob was born July 14, 16 

Sarah was borq July 

Elizabeth was born Jan'y 

Mary was born July 

Jolin was bom Aug. 13*** 

Dan" was born 13 May 17[ ] 

Amos was born 24*"^ Aug. 1710. 

Sam" Kellogg was bom 27^ 1688 son ^f Sam" Kelloag. 

Margrett was bom Jan 1690. 

Abraham was born [Oct. ?] 1692. 

John was born Dec. lo, 169 


Isaac was bom Jan. 169 

Jacob was born April 17 

Benjamin was born Jany 

Joseph was born April 13 

Daniel was born April 

Hannah Kilborne daughter of The Kilbora was bora Feb. [14?] 

Susannah was born 



* 1709. 

h lO*"' 1710-11. 

of Steph [Kelsey ?] 


Dan" Merrill son of Dan" Merrill ds his wife Susanna, was bora Jan'y 
1, 1698-9. Dyed FebJ 1698-9. 


was bora 

ept' 20«* 1677. 

[b]ora Jan» 20"* 1679. 

[boira Sept' 14*^ 1682. 

born Feb» 19*^ 1684. 

was bora Aug* 21 1687. 

Charles was bora June 15^ 1692. 

Hartford Records. 

9 boro Aug* 18, 1700. i Bulb wa 
9 born Dec. 25, 1702. Mary wa: 
s born 15 June, 1705. I Hepzibah v 
rrill, Dnughier of Abram Merrill « 
i born Dec. 3, 1702. 


born 5Janf 1707. 

born March 25, 1710. 
is born April 14, 1712. 
19 born Dec. 22, 1700. 

Susanna ^v 

Jonathan, u 
Prudence ^ 
Abraham « 

Morgan Daughier of Tho [ ]gan & his wife Rachell was 
jorn May IS-* 1694. 

ye daughier was born 5 July 1701. 
Hanah was bom Nov. 24"- 1703. 

Rachell was born Aug" 27, 1706. 

[ 1 Marsh^eld son of Josiuh Marshflcld & his wife Rachell waa 

30rn 17'!' Day of Morch 1704. 
[ 1 Mygai son of Zcb. Mygoli 

Dorothy his wife waa born [ ]y 17* 1721. 
Thomas Mvgatl was bom Jani' [11723-4. 
Mygal was bom 172[5fJ 

ah was born Octo. 
Sami Olcoit son of John Olcoll was born Aug' 16, 1696. 

s boro Aug« 1, 1698. 
s born Oct. 28, 1701. 
a born Feb. 15, 1703-1. 
s & Mary Olmslead was born Feb. 



Mary Olmslead daughter or Nicholo; 
Feb. 6=^ 1706-7. 

Stephen was bom April 7"" 1709. 

Isaac Olmslead waa born Sept. 26, 1710. 

Eiiz* Pratt Daughter of Daniel Prnti & Eliz* his wife Aug* 19, 1698. 

Hannah was born [June ?] 29, 1695. Died Apr. 08, 1696. 

Dan' was born Feb'J 17, 1696. 

.Mary Phelps Daughier of Timo Phelps was bom Aug 20"' 1692. 

Hannah was born Sept. 10, 1694.1 Timolhy was Born May 24, 1702. 

Mabell waa born Sept. 28, 1696. Mary Roby was horn No 4"- 1692. 

Eliz* was Born Oct. 22, 1699. I Elizabeth Roby born July 19'^ 1694. 

Tho Richards the son of Tho At. Mary Richards was born Ap. 3, 1604. 

Ebenezer was born May 4, 1698, 1 Mary was \\otn June 25, 1705. 

Jedediah was born July 18, 1700. Benj' was bom Novem 22, 1707. 

Abigail waa born Oct. U, 1702.1 Joseph was born April 21, 1710. 

Tho Sheapard, son of Tho Sheapard was Born 2 Ap 1697. 

Susanna was Born 24 Aug* 96. | Daniel was Born Jaii^r 11, 1703. 

Violetl was Born ve H"" May 1700.' Zebulon was Bom Oclob' 5, 1705. 

Ebenezer was Born Feb. 21, 170J.| 

Nathaniel Smith, son of Nalh" Smith & Heater his wife was bom 20* 
imn 1697. 

Susanna was born 5"> Oct. 1699. | Abigail was born Dec. 15, 1704. 

Thomas Siecl, the son of Sam" Steel St Mary his wife was born Sep' 9, 

Sam" his son was born Feb^ 15, 1664. 

Jerusha was bom Feb^ \h, 1664. 

W» Feb'T 20, 1687 was born. 

. Abiell was Born Oclob'' 8'^ 1693. 

Daniell was Bom Aprill 3, 1697. 

Eliphalelt was Born June 33, 1700. 



Hartford Records. 


Benjamin Geerey, llie son of Nalh' Gee[rey] nnd Sarah his wife was 

I born May 6 Ai 


f John Shepnrfdj Jun' v 

Jolin Shcpard, 
Sam" Shepard 
Hannah Shepard 
Joseph Shepard 
Timothy Shepard 
Rebecca Shepard 

dyed Ocl. 29, 1706, 
Timolhy Shepard, dyed Aprill 6* 1716. 

John Seam'- son of John & Eliz" his wife was horn 25 Dec 1694. 
Timolhy Scamor their son was born June [1 ?]7 1696. 
Dan" Seamor was horn Octob' 20, 1698. 

Nov: I, 1681. 
was born Feb. 2, 1687. 
was born Jan. 29, 1688. 
was born Apr. 29, 16S9. 
was horn June 7, 1697. 
wos born May 20, 1698. 

Margcrei was horn Jan' 38, 1707. 
Zebulon was horn May 14"" 1709. 
" ■ horn Feb 17'h 17I|f 

s horn Sept 701 niO. 
ife Rachel was born 

n Janrr 16, 1700. 

Elizabeth was bom May 1, 1700. 

Jonathan was born March 16, 170^. '. 

Nalhaniell wos born Nov. 17,1704. ' 

Susanna was born April IS"" J706. 

William Spencer, son of Sam" Spencer Ac Hepzibah his wife was bom 
Feb'T 7, 16[98 .'] Died Sepl. 28, 1702. 

Hepzibah was born Decembf 28, 1707. [ Lucy v 

Rachell Skinner, Daughter of Jn" Skiner & his 
Feb^ 2^ 1694. 

John Skinner was born July 1, 1697. 

Dan" was horn JanT 19, 1699. 

Timothy was born Feb. S, 1701. 

Daniel Dyed Jani 15, 1701. 

Mary wos born May 28, 1704. 

Hannah was born June 27, 1707. 

Jerusha Spencer Daughter of Ebenez'' Spencer v 

Mary was born Aprill 26, 1703. 

Ann Spencer was born Aprill 25, 1705. 

Ebenezer Spencer was born July 1, 1707. 

Hez was bom Feh^ 1, 1709. 

Obediah Spencer son of Obcdiah Spencer and Ruth his wife was born 
July29 16|; ]. 

Stephen was born March 16, 170f J ?] 

Jonathan was born March 15 nO[| P] 

Daniel Spencer bom June 10, 1705. 

Caleb Spencer was bom Apr. 26. 1709. 

Haiiah Spencer Daughter of Garrard Spencer & his wife Hanah was 
bom Oct. 12, 1681. 

Garrard was horn JanT 15, 1682. 1 Sarrah & Elizabeth was bom 16 F. 

NnthH was horn Feb. 2, 1684. D. Nathaniel was bom 21 Dec. 16[ ], 

John was born Oct. 25, 1686. | Mary was born Sept. 8, 1692. 

Som' Thompson son of Tho. Thomson & Hannah his wife was Born 
Augt 3, 1677. 

John Talcoit son of Mr Jo* Talcoli was born Fcb-^ 27"' 169|. 

Joseph was born Feb. 17, 1700-1.1 Abigail was born April 13, 1707. 

Nathan was born Nov. 26, 1702. I Unice was born Jan" 26, 170g. 

John Turner son of John & Susannah Turner was horn August 51' 1703. 

Caleb was born March 15>b 1707-8. 

Sarah Turner was born Augi 18, 1710. 

Susannah Thornton Daughter of Sam'' Thornton &. his wife Susannah 
wu bom May 19, 1704. 


244 Hart/ord Records. [July, 

Sam" Sedgwick son of Sam" Sedgwick and Mary his wife was born 
Augi 23, 1690, 

Jonathan was born March 29, 1693.] Mary was born May 24, 1705. 
Ebenezer wasbornFcb. 25, 1695. Elizabeth was born Decern lOi^nOS. 
Joseph was born May 16, 1697. ' Thankful was bornNovemb3* 1710. 
Stephen was born March 17, 1701. Mercy was born Febf 16, 1712-13. 
Abigail was born Feb. 21, 1703. licnjamin was born Nov 7'*' 1716. 
John Watson sen of Jn» Watson was Horn Dec. 14, 1680. 


ivas Bom Sept 14th 1682. 


Bom Oclo 26, 1686. 


Born May 26, 1688. 


Born Janf^ 12, 1689. 


Born Dec: 13, 1692. 


Born May 5, 1693. 

Mehitabel! Waters was born Feb. 

21, 169S. Died March 24'N 1699. 

Joseph Waters, son of Tho & Sarrah Watt rs was horn Augt 1, 1698. 

Samh Waters 

was born Decemb^ 23* 1699. 

Mehetabell Waters 

was born Nov. 22,* 1701. 

Dorothy Waters 

was born Augi 28, 1704. 


was bom July 15'b 1707. 


was born Apr. Yl^ 1709. 

Abram Waters, 

was born May 24'h 1712. 

John While son of John 

While, & Mary his wife was bom 24 June, 

1687. Died June 20, 1689 

'. Mary 

was born Aug 14, 1689. Died Jan. 

3, 1693. 

John was born FebT 8, 1691 

Elizabeth was bom June ll'l> 1698. 

Nath" was born Aprill 8, 


Jacob was born Sept 22^, 1700. 

Mary was born May 4"' 1696. 

Joanna Richards Doughtt 

ir of M' 

Tho Richards & Joanna his Wife was 

Born July 21, 1702. 

Mary Richards was born 

Oct: 14, 

, 1703. 


Hob' Webster, son of Rob' and Hannah Webster was born Ocio' 1689. 

Abram Websl' was born Sep" 1, 1693. 

Hannah was born Novemb' T^ 1695. 

Matthew was bom April n"" 1698. 

Josh, was bom March 7, 1700. I Mary was bom Decemb* 5, 1704, 

Caleb was born FeW 22, 1702. | Abigail was born Jan' 22, 1710-11. 

James Williams Son of James and Sarah Williams was born Feb. 14"> 

Hezibaih was born August 2'' 1698. Abigail was born March 12, 1706-7. 

Sarah was bom March8<i> 1699.! Dan" was born Dec. 6, 1710. 

Sam" was bom Juno 5'^ 1700. | 

Thomas Wells, son of Thomas Wells was born Octo: 16, 1690. 

John was born Dec. 15, 1692-3. 

Ruth Willis, Daughter of Ilez Willis and Elizabeth his Wife was boro 
Feb' 22, 1704-5. 

Elizabeth Willis was born July 15, 1708. 

George Wyllys was born Nov, 28, 17[09 ?] dyed June 20, 1709. 

George Wyllys was born October 6'" 1710. 

Mabell Wyllys was born Feb' IS'i- 1712-3. 

Sam" Wyllys was bom August 26"! 1714. 

SamU Wyllys dyed Nov. 3* 1732. 

{To he Continued.) 

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The Rev. Mr. PETER THATCHER of Middle bo rough. 

PETER THATCHER, Jun., Siudenl at Harvord College. 

Ag wo shall proceed lo show, from MSS. in poasesaion of W. 3. Thatch- 
er, Esq., iheae were all near relalives, — Peter, Jr., beinp the son, Okcq- 
bridge ihe brollier, and Rev. Peter the cousin, of Rev. Peter T. of Mid- 
dle bo rough. 

We will commence wiih the Rev. PeieT" Thaicher of Sarum, England, 
a famous minister who dissented from th€ established church. His son, 
Thomas,^ who inherited his principles, was born May 1, 1620, and, at the 
early age of fifteen, decided to seek liberty of conacience in New Eog- 
land. He came here with his uncle Anthony' Thatcher, and filled for 
ihe minialry under the care of Rev. Charles Chauncy. He m. May 11, 
1643, Elizabeth, ilaughter of the Rev. Ralph Partridge of Duxbury, by 
whom he had Thomas,' d. April 2, 1686; Ralph'; Peter,' b. July 18, 
1651 ; Patience,' m. William Kemp of Duxbury. He was settled at 
Weymouth, Jan. 2, 1644, but his wife dying, June 2, 1664, he married 
secondly a lady in Boston, " which, with a Concurrence of many obliging 
Cimumslances, occasioned his Removal ihilher." Feb. 16, 1669, he wm 
"Enstalled in the Pastoral charge of the third Church," (the Old South.) 
He died Oct. 18, 1678, and Coiion Mather has preserved an account of 
his labors in his Mognalia, B. III., pp. 148 — 153. 

We will pause here a moment lo see what can be found concerning 
the pedigree of the Thatchers in England. 

We have a fair clue lo some of the English relalives of these emigrants, 
Its Clement Thatcher of Marston-Bigot, co. Somerset, (a village some 
three miles south of Frome,) in his will, dated 1629, and proved 1639, 
mentions his wife Bridget, children, Clement, Thomas, Hannah, Mary, 
and Joan ; kinsmen, William and Thomas ; and leaves 40s. to his brother 
Anthonv, "then beyond the seas." Previouslv, in 1611, was proved the 
will of Thomas Thaicher of Beckington. co. Somerset, (a place some six 
miles north of Marston-Bigot,) in which he directs thai if his brother 
Anthony, who was then in "the separlion, joined in the profession of 
true religion, with any true church, that then his execoior, — within one 
year a^er he should have so joined himself, either with the reformed 
Dutch church, in which country he then dwek, or should return to Eng- 
land, — should pay his said brother £5 in token of brotherly affection." 

We see therefore that Anthony Thatcher was in Holland, a Puritan, in 
1611, and beyond the sea in 1629, {> and in 1639,) and we feel well 
aasnred that this wns our New England man. The Rev. Peter Thatcher 
died at Salisbury, Feb. 5, 1640, in ihe ninth year of his ministry, where 
his tombstone still remained in 1839, aa I learn from a letter of Rev. 
George RatclifTe, Jr., of that place. Hia will mentions his brother An- 
thony in New England, as well as hia own sons there, Peter and Thomas, 
and also his broiher-in-Iaw, Christopher Baits, (husband of his sister 
Anne,) and his brother John. Anthony seems to have lefl a. child ia 
charge of his brother Peter, who may be the Anthony who was a curmta 
M Salisbury in 1633 and afterwards. Farther than this I cannot trace the 


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rtiinily, though Nicholas Carlisle, Esq., of the Dritish Museum, a compe- 
tent authority, thought it a branch of the old Sussex family of the name. 

Anthony' Thatcher, his cousin the Rev. John Avery, and a friend, 
William Elliot, formerly of New Sarum, with their familiea, suffered a 
moat diastrous shipwreck off Marblehead. His own account says there 
were seven in his family, and mentions his wife, sons William and I'cler, 
daughters Mary and Edhh, all of which children were losi al ihai lime. 
He had two sons barn afterwards, viz., Judah, who seilled in Con- 
Deciicul, and John, b. March 17, 1639, as well as a daughter, Belhiah, 
who m. Jabez Howland of Yarmou h. 

To return to the posterity of Rev. Thomas* Thatcher of Boston. 
Ralph,' (he second son, lived in Duxhury unlit 1681, and was settled over 
the church at Martha's Vineyard, in 1697. Little is known of him, but 
he may be t! e Rodolphus Thalcher who m, Jan. 1, 1669, Ruth. dau. of 
George Partridge of Duxbury, who may well have been a relative of Rev. 
Ralph P. as both came from Kent. 

His other son. Rev. Peter* Thatcher, was settled at Milton, June I, 
1681. He m. Nov. 21, 1677, Theodora, dau. of Rev. John Oxenbridge.* 
By her he had Theodora'; Baihsheba*; OxENBRincE,* fa. May 17, 1681 ; 
Elizabeth*; Mary'; Peter,-" b. Oct. 6, 1688, of Middleborough ; John*; 
Thomas*; John.* Rev. Peter' Thaicher died Dec. 27, 1727. 

OxENBaincE* Thatcher, ihe subscriber, graduated at H. C. 1698, He 
was a selectman In Boston for many year^, and representative for ihat 
place and Milton, (o which latter town be removed. He devoted some 
part of his early days to the ministry and preached the 6rst sermon ever 
delivered in Sioughlon. He died in 1772, but his more famous son of the 
same name more than filled his place. 

A grandson, Rev. Peter,' was settled at Braltle Street Church in 1785, 
and was an honor to his profession. By his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Pool, 
he had: Rev, Thomas Gushing/ b, Oct. 11, 1771; Peter,' b. Dec. 1, 
1772, d. Sept, 6. 1775 ; Sarah,' b, March 17, 1774, d. Sept. 7, 1775 ; 
Joseph Warren,' b, July 4, 1775, d. March 19, 1809 ; Hon. Peter Oxen- 
tridge,' b. Dec. 22, 1776, d. Feb. 22, 1843 ; Charles,' b. Sept. 12, 1779, 
d. Nov. 13, 1779; Sarah,' b. Oct. 5, 1781, d. Jan. 13, 1802; Mary Har- 
vey,' b. March 27, 1783, d. June 24, 1S49 ; Rev. Samuel Cooper,' b. Dec. 
14, 1785, d. Jan. 2. 1818, al Moulins, France ; Charles,' b. Jum 15, 1787, 
d. March 18, 1833. Rev. PeierS T, d. Dec. 16. 1802. 

Another son of Oxcnbridge* T., Jr., was Rev. Thomas' of Dedham. 

The Rev, Peter' Thatcheh of Middleborough, another subscriber, was 
as we have seen a brother of Oxenbridge* T. He was of H. C. 1706, 
ordained al Middleborough, Nov. 2, 1709, and died April 22, 1744, leav- 
ing ten children, seven of whom were sons. The eldest was 

Peter^ Thatcher, a student in Harvard College, who was born Jan. 
25, 1716, grad. H. C, 1737, and was ordained al Altleborough, Nov. 30, 
1746. He was highly useful there and well esteemed, but being seized 
with a palsy, which rendered him unable to perform Ihe duties of his 
office, he was dismissed by a vote of the parish. He died September, 
1765, leaving a large family. 

• OxenbridgB had si«ier« : Eli/abetm, who m. lacceuivclj C»leb Cockcroff, Chief 
Justice Olirer St. John, and Sir Humphray Sjdcnhiun,— KatbBHINK, wifo of Philip 
Skippon, the Partinnipnlsry geneml,— and ■ brolher Cliheht ; Ihoj were ihp children 
of Dax-iii. OxBxaaitMiB of DaTentrr. son of Jonn Oxbubudoi of Boatham >ad 
CoTeniry. Se« Neta and Qieria, 3d Seria, ii., Ml. 


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The Rev. Petee* Thatcheb was 
lor ibe Ralph' T. before mentioned, 
I dained at Weymouth, Nov. 26, 1707. 


rse of Boston, and ^ 

vas of H. C. 1696, 6 

In 1719, (as Drake records, 


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I 1834. 


chosen colleague of Rev. John Webb of the New 
;e9l was made by a minority opposed 
/ere issued, and the quarrel was aa 
id. He died March 1, 1739. 
use, in preparing this account, of & 
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ion of John Soccomb of Boston, 
who m. Mehitabic Simmons, Nov. 36, 1702, and had, John, b. Nov. 19, 
1703; Joseph, b. June 14, 1706; Mebiiable, b. Feb. 21, 1707-8; Sim- 
mons, b. May 17, nn. Simmons Seccomb m. Elizabeth Rand, Jan. 
11, 1732. 1 trust some one will succ-eed in tracing liiia family to the 
Boalon family of the same name. w. h. w. 

The Rev. Mr. JOHN SECCOMB, of Harvard, was born April 25, 
1708, the son of Peter and Hannah (Willis) Seccomb of Medford, Mass. 
His graadfaiher, Richard S., was of Lynn, 1660. He graduated at H. C. 
1728, and settled at Harvard. Mass. His brothers were Rev. Joseph of 
Kingston, who published several sermons, and Thomas of Medford, to 
whose accuracy and precision the records of that town arc ao much in- 
debted. We copy the following undated item from ibe papers, as we 
■have a clear recollection that the building was slated lo have been the 
residence of Seccotnb. It was burnt, we think, in 1856 t — 

On Friday afternoon, about five o'clock, the mansion house of Henry 
'earson, in Harvard, in this county, was discovered to be on fire, and 
■o difficult was it to obtain assistance at that time, the residents of the 
neighborhood being generally in the fields, that the house, with the larger 
portion of its furnilure and contents, was wholly consumed. The man- 
WOD was one of the oldest and most costly structures in ihe town, and was 
tftuated in the rear of the Congregational church, in Harvard Centre. It 
was erected for a parsonage, in the old English style, by Esquire Bloom- 
field, grandfalhcr of the present owner, who emigrated from England 
about the middle of the last century. Travellers passing through Har- 
vard have been attracted bv its stately avenues of elm and poplar, and its 
imposing dimensions, as well as the general English style of its appoint- 

^^^_ impc 

^^H^ The Rev. Mr. .EXPERIENCE MAYHEW of Chilmark, (for six.) 
^^^^Kwe are happy to give the sketch of this subscriber from Prince's account 
^^^B of him, in the second part of the "Indian Converts," which we abridge. 
^^^H , Mr. Thomas' May hew, Senior, came over Ss a merchant, was diaap- 
^^^P Jloin ted, purchased a farm at Watertown, and in 1641 procured a patent 
^^^ of Sir Furdinando Gorges, the Earl of Sterling's agent, for Martha'* 
F Vineyard, Nantucket, and Elizabeth Isles. In 1642 he sent Mr. Thomas* 

Mayhew, Jr., his only son, a young scholar, about twenty-one years of 
I age, with some other persons to the Vineyard.* 

*Hoagh'* NRntackel Pnp«ra, printed nl Albanv, 1BS6. show thai Gorget wuariTal 

Eltenlee and not StcTling'i nitent. Mayhcw loot hil patrnt from James Forrrll, u 
terling's agent, and Richard Vinci, aa Gorge!i'a ileward. Bond aart. Tbonas Hay- 


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This son, Thomas.^ commenced preaching lo the iDdiiins, made his first 
convert, Hiacoomea, in 1643, did much good, printed four letters on the 
subject in London, 165], 3, and 3, and having sailed for Englanfl in 
1657, with his wife's brother, the ship was never heiird of more. He left 
three sons, Matthew,3 Thomas,' and John.' Matthew,' on hia grand. 
father's death became the chief man on the Island. John,* the youngest 
son, born in 1652, became a minister and carried on tlie pious labors 
commenced by his father. He died Feb. 3, 1688-9, leaving eight . 
children, of whom the oldest was the subscriber. Experience,* b. Jan. 27, 
1672-3. He began lo preach in 1693-4, and in 1698 Cotton Mather 
says, (Hagnalia, B. vii., p. 110,) "That on hopeful and worthy young 
man, Mr. Experience Mayhew, must now have the Justice done him of 
this Ciiaracicr, That in the Evangelical Survice among the Indians, there 
is no man that exceeds this Mr. Mayhew, if there be any that equals him." 
Prince says, though not college bred he received a. degree of Master of 
Arts at Cambridge, for his attninments, "to the approbation of all thai 
know him." He m. 1, a daughter of the Hon. Thomas Hinckley of 
Barnstable, and 2, a daughter of Shcatjashub Bourn, and by his first mar- 
riage was an uncle of Prince. He had several children, including Joseph, 
Nathan, Jonathan, the minister at Boston, and Zcchariah. He died in 

Matthew Mayhew published a tract called a Brief Narrative of the Suc- 
cess of the Gospel among the Indians of Martha's Vineyard ; reprinted in 
the Magnalia, book vi., p. 50. Experience published an accounl of Indian 
Converts, in 1727. ^ 

Joseph Mayhkw, M. A., was son of Experience, H, C. 1730. w. h. w. 

EDWARD WINSLOW, Esq., Sheriff of Suffolk, a subscriber for six, 
was descended from John' Winslow of Plymouth, a brother of Gov, Ed- 
ward' W. who was born April 1597, of Edward and Magdalene Winslow 
of Droitwitch, co. Worcester, England. This John" Winslow came over 
in 1621, in the Fortune, and married Mary, daughter of James Chilton, 
of whom Bradford writes, in 16&0, she is "still living and hath nine chil- 
dren, and one daughter is married and hath a child.'" Moors, (In Lives 
of the Governors, &c.) says thcv had six sons, John,' Isaac,* Benjamin,* 
Edward,* Joseph,' and Samuel,* and five daughters, Sarah,' Susanna,' 
Mercy.* Ann,' Marv,' and ihat he died in Boston, 1674, and his wife died 
in 1678. Edward,' the fourth son, was born in 1638, and according to 
Moore, m. for a second wife, Elizabeth Hutchinson. I find on the Boston 
records that Edward and Hannah Winslow had the following children, 
and doubt not this is the same Edward, though some mistake has been 
made relative lo his wife :— John, b. June 18, 1661 ; Sarah b. April 10, 
1663; Mary, b. April 3, 1665; Edward, b. Nov. 1. 1669; Katherine, b. 
June 2, 1672; [A daughter,*] b. March 22, 1673 ; Ann, b. Aug. 7, 1678. 

Edward, the subscriber, m. Hannah, daughter of Rev. Joshua Moodey, 
and had :— Joshua, b. Feb. 12. 1694 ; Hannah, b. March 8, 1697 ; John, 
b. Dec. 22, 1698, d. young ; John, b. April 14, 1700 ; William, b. March 
34, 1701, d. young; Edward, b. Feb. 8, 1703; Samuel b. May 29, 1705 ; 
William, b. Feb. 13, 1707 ; Isaac, b. May 2, 1709. By a second wife, 
Elizabeth, he had, Elizabeth, b. Feb. 16, 1712, m. Richard Clark, grand- 
father of Copley, Lord Lyndchursl. "He was a goldsmith; colonel of 
the Boston regiment, and first sheriff of the county of Suffolk. From 

* Sasanaft < (be aame ie tora off oar record. 



Brastme Geneahgy. 

about 1722 (o 1742 he resiried in Stole Street, on the estate 
by the Tremont Bank. He died in 1753." 

Joshua Winslow, a subscriber for three, was a son of 
Edward, and was a prominent merchant of Boston. 

the foregoing 

The Hon. ISAAC WINSLOW of Marshfield, Esq., (for iwehf.J He 
was descended from Gov. Edward VVinslow, through his only son. Got. 
Josias W., ihe chUd of his second wife, Susanna While. Josias m. Penel- 
ope, daugliler of Herbert Pelham of Boston and Ferrers, in Bewers-Ham- 
f lat, CO. Essex. Their only son was Isaac, the subscriber, bom in 1671, 
I was etniiieoily distinguished. He was Commander of ihe Forces, Chief 
Justice of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, Judge of Probate, and 
President of the Council. He died al Marshfield, December, 1738. His 
son John was the famous commander of the expedition against the French 
neutrals. w. h. w. 


[CoiamnDicnted bj Geoboe W. Messinoer or Bosian.] 
Thomas Bbastow,' a native of England, settled in Bristol, R. L 
He died, prohablv at a comjiaraiively early age, leaving a widow and 
three children. His wife Elizabeth d. April 10, 1740, aged 68 years. 
Their children were :— {2) Elizabeth,* b. Dec. 19, 1707, m. Sept. 1, 1727, 
ftoCapt. Jeremiah Finney; (3) Mary* b. Oct. 23, 1711, m. Capi. Cox, 
[.and d. Jan. II, 1740; (4) Thomai,'[t] only son, b. March 10, 1715. 
4 Thomas* Brastow settled in Wrenlham, Mass., and m. Dec. 7, 
1738, Hannah Man, daughter of Samuel Man, Jr., and grand-daughter of 
Rev. Samuel Man, the (irsi minister of Wreutham. He d. Feb. 20, 1770, 
aged 55. She d. Sept. 3, 1796, a. 81. Their children were :— (5) Eliz- 
abeth,* b. Oct. 19, 1739, d. Feb. 12, 1740 ; (6) Thomcu,*[i1 b. Nov. 13, 
1740;— (7) JHary,»[t] h. March 28, 1742, m. Daniel Messenger ;— (8) 
Jonathan,* b. Sept. 5 and d. Sept. 21. 1744 ;—(!>) Iiannah,'[f] b. June 
21, 1746, m. Thomas George ;—( 10) Samuel,*[-i] b. Muy 3, 1747;— (11) 
Elizabeth* b. June 21, 1749, and d. June 5, 1750;— (12) Bcriali,'[f] b. 
March 23, 1750, 0. S.;— (13) Eunice,'[i] b. Nov. 19, 1752, N. S., m. 
Jonathan Folt;— (14) David* b. Nov. 24, 1754 ;— (15) Billing^,' b. Sept. 
10, 1756, d. Oct. 14, 1757. 

6. Thomas= Brastow, eldest son of Thomas,' m. Susanna Fisher of 
Wrenlham, Dec. 9, 1762. Their children were :— ( 16) Thomas,* h. Aug. 
1, 1763;— (17) Billinea,* b. March 20, 1765;— (18) Bflty,* b. Jan. 17, 
1767;_(19) Sasanna,' b. Dec. 16, 1769;— (20) Hannah,* b. March 28, 
1771;- (21) Deodat,*h. May 18, 1776 ;— (22) Samuel,* b. Nov. 1,1778; 
(23) Ebtnezer Fisher,* b. Nov. 1, 1780 ;— (24) PaCI;/,* b. July 18, 1783 ; 
(25) Montcalm,* b. Jon. 10, 1786 ;— (26) Boiedoin,* b. July 18, 1788. 

7, Damiel HEsstsGEH, who m. Mary* Brastow,! was a son of Rev. 
Henry Messinger of Wrenlham. Their children were : — (27) Mart;,* b. 

*Tbe nftme of Br&stow is purhapi drrired from (he ancicnl one of BatSTOw — iba 
Driginal nnme of Lhe cil,v of Briatol, England, as well as of icTcrAl noted fnmiliof. 

f Widow Man' McBaintrer died Feb. I83S, ngcd 94 Tcara. From tier wu obuinod the 
Cunitj rerord of'^ Tbotnu' and Htanah Bnutow, and from the Wrenlbatn Church nc- 
~~1i aad familj' records were ibe otiicr nauiea olitaiaed. 



BraslMP Oeneahgy. 


March 9, 1764, m. Ist, lo Jonathan Everett, and '2d, to Rev. Mr. Soamans 
of New London, N. H.;— (28) Jamei,' b. Sept. 20, 1765, d. Dec. 24, 
1768;— (29) Daniel,* h. Sxitie 17, 1768, seilled in Boston, and married 
Sosannn Hewes Hinckley ;— (30) Sallg,* b. Mar. 35, 1770, m. Timo. Dex- 
ter, of Cumbertfliid, R. I.;— (31) The fiUh ehUd* b. Nov. 3, 1771 and d. 
soon ;— (32) Henry,* b. March 23, 1773, m. 1st, to Frances Bowen, and 
ad, to Esther Gould ;— (33) WWiam* b. Feb. 24, 1775, m. Diraxa Fales 
of Wreniham ;— (34) Rtpsma," b. March 9, 1777, m. Daniel Woodbury 
of New London, N. H.;— (35) Esiker* b. April 19, 1779, m. Copt. Rob- 
ert Hinckley of Millon, Mass.;— (36) Horace,* b. Sept. 19, 1781, m. Olive 
Hancock of Wreniham ;— (37) EUtabelh,* b. July 29, 1783, m. Erasmus 
J. Pierce of Philadelphia ;— (38) Simpson,* b. Sept. 6, 1785, d. May 22, 
1781, unmd. 

9. Thomas Geoege, who m. Hannah* Brastow resided at Wreniham. 
Their children were :— (39) Richard* b. Oct. 24, 1768 ;— (40) TItomas,* 
b. July 25, 1770, m. Dec. 17, 1795, to Olive Cowell ;— (41) Hannah* b. 
Jan. 9, 1772, m. Dec. 15, 1796, to Caleb Carpenter of Rehobolh ;— (42) 
Warrtn,*h. Dec. 28, 1775, and A. Feb. 24, 1776 ;— (43) Timothy,* b. 
Jan. 25, 1777 ;— (44) Sally,* h. May 11, 1779, m. Jan. 23, 1804, io Sam- 
uel Cowell, Jr.;— (45) Polly,* b. May 19, 1781 ;— (46) Artemaa,* b. May 
7, 1783 i—iA-T) Roxa,* b. May 16, 1785 ;— (48) Amanda,* b. Gel. 13, 
1788 i— (49) LewU,* b. April 29, 1791. 

10. Samuel* Brastow sailed from Boston in a privateer, for Marti- 
nique, Dec. 7, 1777. The vessel was captured by ihe Brjiish and talien 
to Halifax, N. S., where he was kept in the jail about four months, and, 
Oct. 7, 1778, was put on board a vessel bound for Boston. Having been 
taken $ic]( on the passage he was carried to Rainsford Island, Boston har- 
bor, where he died Oct. 19, 1778, aged 31 years : unmd. 

12, Bebiah* Brastow, m. at Wreniham, Jerusha Kollock, March 19, 
1775; died July 6, 1824, and was buried with masonic honors. Their 
children were :— (50) George,* b. June 6, 1776. m. Anna Fisher of Wren- 
thorn, May 16, 1802, d. Doc. 1850; his son, Hon. George 0.' Bmstow, of 
Somerville, Mass., was stale senalor for Middlesex county in 1854 ;— (51) 
Oliver *b. Aug. 16, 1778; unm.; lost at sea, Oct. 1804 ;— (52) A'anry,* 
b. July 25, 1780, m. June 13, 1S02, to Dr. James Dorrance, d. Sept. 
1826 ;— (53) Sally,* b. Ocl. 8. 1782, m. Judge Jairus Ware, Feb. 13. 1810, 
d. Mov 17, 1825;— (54) Addison^* b. Jan. 10, 1785, m. lo Mary Bultard 
of Sharon, 1816, d. Aug. 1854;— (55) Lemuel Kollock,* b. Aug. 21, 

1787, m. lai. to Lydia Adams of M^dfield, in 1815, and 2d, lo Jnne Ad- 
elaide Cometle of Wreniham, March 4, 1821, died in 1828 ;— (56) Bert- 
ah,* b. AufT. 29, 1789, d. April % 1190 i—ibl) Abigail Whcelock,* b. 
June 2, 1791 ;— (58) Beriah* b. July 9. 1797, d. Aug. 24, 1797. 

13, Jonathan Felt of Wreniham, a captain in ihe Revolutionary 
Army, was m. lo Eunice^ Brasiow, Nov. 18, 1784 ; he d. Nov. 5, 1800 ; 
she d. July 2, 1802. Their children were :— (59) Patty,* b. Sepi. 29, 
1785, m. Jan. 1, 1806, Samuel Everett of Atileboro', Mass.;~(60) OH- 
tier,* b. March 20, 1787, m. Almira Shepherd ;— (61) JoMph* b. Nov. 13, 

1788, m. Sarah Carwn of Savannah ;—( 62) I^aney,* b. April 5, 1793, 
m. Dea. John C. Proctor of BoatoD, Jan 30, 18)7. 

Marriages in. Taunton. 


maiTiBcPs nolemnwed hj Mnj. Tliomai Lconnrd, of Tnon- 

Jcur of hia dculh, ii rrom b manascript volame siill extant. 
Brinlol Countj Telegram for Nov. 20, 1858, whence we 

Thert._ . __,.. 
hare copied it, Fc 

John Walker and Mary Knoles were married the 22d of July, 1684. 
Abraham Hathway and Rebekah Wilbore were mar. August 28, 16S4. 
Robert Godfree and Hannah Hackit were married Jan. 14, 1684-5. 
Samuel Hoskins and Mary Austin married Feb. 5, 1684. 
Uriah Leonard and Elizabeth Caswtill mar. June 1, 1685. 
Joseph Richmond and Miiry Andrewes married June 26, 1685. 
Abell Bun and Grace Andrewes married June 26, 1685. 
James Burt and Mary Thayer married Sept. 3, 1685. 
John Knap and Sarah Ausiio married Oct. 7, 1685. 
Joseph Crosman and Sarah Alden married Nov. 24, 1685. 
Wm. Makepeace and Abigail Tisdail married Dec. 2, 1685. 
James Phillips and Abignile Hathway married Dec. 9, 1685. 
John Macomber, Sen. and Mary Badcock married Jan. 7, 1685-6. 
Thomas Braman and Hannah Fisher married Jan. 20, 1685-6. 
Walter Merry and Elizabeth Cunnill married Jan. 21, 1685-6. 
Mr. George Goodwin and Deborah Walker married Feb. 9, 1685-6. 
Henry Andrewes and Mary Dean mar, Feb, 17, 1685-6, 
Richord Burt and Eunice Leonard mar. Feb. 18, 1685-6. 
, William Davis and Mary Makepeace married March 1, 168&-6. 
William Wood and Dorothy Irish mar. April 1, 1686. 
Samuel Hall and Elizabeth Bourn mar. April 7, 1686. 
Samuel Bayley and Mary Thayer married Moy 17, 1686. 
Richard Haskins and Jane Fluster mar. Aug. 2, 1686. 
Aaron Knap and Rachel Burl married Dec. 8, 1686. 
John Crane and Hannah Leonard mar. Dec. 13, 1686, 
laaac Halhway and Mary Pils married Mar 17, 1686-7. 
Jared Talbot and Rebekah Halhwoy mar. May 4, 1687. 
Joaiah Smith and Mary Prat, of Darlmoulh, married May 25, 1687. 
Samuel Knap and Elizabeth Cob married May 26, 1687. 
William Briggs and Constant Lincoln married July 13, 1687. 
John Packer and Judith Winslow mar, April 12, 1688. 


John Burrill and Mercy Aldi 
Henry Andrewes and Mary Williams 
Joshua Tisdale and Abigail Andrews 
Ebenezer Thayer and Ruth Neal ma 
John Hackit ond Ealenor Gordner m 
John Whipple and Lydia Hoar morri 
Jonathan Howard and Susana Keith i 
John Knowlman, Jr. and Ealenor Evi 
James Edmesier and Anne Makcpem 
Thomas Brigs and Abigail Thayer m 
Thomas Lincolne and Susana Smith 
John Caswel and Elizabeth Hall 
Nath. Run and Hannah Willims 
Edward Cob and Sarah Hackit 

ied June 2 

IS mar. Julv 4, 1688. 
s mar. July 5, 1688. 
arricd Aug. 2, 1688. 
nar. Sept. 10, 1688. 
ried Nov. 16, 1688. 

larried Jan. 8, 1688-9. 

IS married Feb. 5, 1688-9. 

B married April 19, 1689. 

,r. Oct. 24, 1689. 

lar. Nov. 14, 1689. 
rried Nov. 26, 1689. 
■ried Nov. 28, 1688. 

d Dec. 18, 1689. 

Samuel Crosman and Elizabeth Bell mar. Dec. 19, 1669. 

Marriages in Taunton. 


Daniel Oen and Hannoli Lincoln mar. Dec. 23, 1689. 
John Crosman and Johona Thayer mar. Jan. 7, 1689-90. 
Jonalhan Pratt and Elizabeth Hall married March 3, 1689-90. 
Benjamin Williams and Rehckah Maccy married Mar. 12, 1689—90. 
Samuel Hackil and Mary Crane mar. March 28, 1690. 
James Phillips and Elizabeth French married May 7, 1690. 

William Thomas and Sarah Pmt mar" "■■ "" 

Jonathan Hayward and Sarah Dean r 
Joseph Basset and Bathyah Eatan ma 
Thomas Caswel aud Mary Ransden n 
Stephen Mirack and Anna Wilbore m 
Nicholas Stoughton and Sarah Hoar i 
Stephen Burden and Abigale William 
Jonah Austin and Tamaoon Lincoln 

■led July 3 
lar. Oct. 8, 1691. 
■. Nov. 5, 1691. 
ar. Vec.\ 1G91. 
ir. Jan. 25, 1691-2. 
mrried Feb. 25, 1691-2. 
ion married March 24, 169 
e married April 20, 1692. 

Samuel Hoskins and Rebokah Brooks mar. May 12, 1692. 

John Paul and Dorothy Walker married May 26, 1692. 

Samuel Waterman and Marcy Ransome mar. July 26, 1692. 

Samuel Brigs and Mary Hall married July 27, 1692. 

John Hall and Ester Bell married Dec. 14, 1692. 

Samuel Dean and Sarah Robinson mar. Dec. 15, 1692. 

Samuel Staple and Hannah LiUikin married Feb. 9, 1691-2. 

Samuel Waldron and Hannah Brigs mar. Apr. 17, 1693. 

Edward Paul and EsterBobbot married Aug. 23, 1693. 

William Rypleyaiid Mary Corbison mar. Oct. U, 1693. 

Miles Gorden and Elisa. Smith married Oct. 16, 1693. 

William Brigs and Elisabeth Lincolne married Oct. 17, 1693. 

Ebenezer Camball and Hannah Pral mar. Mar. 29, 1694. 

James Bennet and Rulh Rogers mar. July 12, 1694. 

Samuel Richmond and Mahitabell Andrews married Dec 20, 1694. 

Christopher Penny and Elisabeth Wullero married Jan. 8, 1695. 

Daniel Fisher and Mercy Edy married Feb. 7, 1694-5. 

William Cobb and Mary Newland mar. Feb. 11, 1694-5. 

Increase Robinson and Mahitabell Williams married Feb. 11, 1694-5, 

Benj. Jonea and Hannah Walker mar. Apr. 8, 1695. 

George Leonard and Anna Tisdole mar. July 4, 1695. 

Joseph Tucker and Hannah Wilkinson married Dec. 7, 1695. 

Charles Williams and Mary Gladding married Feb. 13. 1695-6. 

Joseph Jones and Abigail Caswel married Apr. 6, 1696. 

Jacob Staple and Mary Briggs nnarried Sept. 16, 1696, 

John Hall and Elisabeth King married Dec. 17, 1696. 

Samuel Crosman and Mary Sawyer mar. Dec. 22, 1696. 

Eliezer Fisher and Hannah Edy mar. Dec. 24, 1696. 

Thomas Randall and Rachell Lincolne married Jan. 20, 1696-7. 

Jacob Halhway and Phillip Chase mar. Jan. 28, 1696. 

Henry Gaishet and Sarah Hawkins mar. Sept. 2, 1697. 

Joseph Wood and Abigail Paul married Oct. 18, 1697. 

John Simmons and Hannah Hathway married Dec. 14, 1697. 

Thomas Makepeace and Mary Burt, married Jan. 10, 1697-6. 

Jabiz Prat and Elisabeth Cobb mar, Feb. 23, 1697-8. 

Jeremiah Fairbanks and Mary Penfield married April 14, 1698, 

Thomas Monrow and Mary Wormwell married Oct. 13, 1698. 

William Brilien and Lidia Leonard mar. Oct. 2fl, 1698. 

Edward Bobbot and Elisabeth Thayer mar. Dec. 22, 1698. 




Marriages in Taunton. 


larael Woodward and Bennet Edy mar. Dec. 28, 1698. 

Jamea Leonard, Junior, and Hannah Stone married Feb, 28, 1698-9. 

David Shepard and Rubeccii Curlice married Apr. 12, 1699. 

John Kciinicut and Elizabeth Luther mar. Apr. 14, 1699. 

Joseph Benson end Deborah Smith mar. April 17, 1699. 

Ephraim Staples and Elisabeth Welsber married Aug. 16, 1699. 

Thomas Stephens and Mary Coaewell married Sept. 28, 1699. 

James Walker and Sarah Richmond mar. Oct. 6, 1699. 

Thomas Leonard, Jr. and Juhanah Pitcher married Dec. 1, 1699. 

Thomaa Terry and Abigail Dean mar. Jan. 4, 1699-1700. 

John King and Alice Deun married Feb. 1, 1699-1700. 

John Smith, son of Nathaniel Smith, and IViscilla Blake were married 
May 30, 1700. 

Samuel Hodges and Experience Leonard were married Dec. 31, 1700. 

Eliezer Edy and Elisabeih RandelL tnar. Mar. 27, 1701. 

Samuel Leonard and Kaiherine Deoii mar. Apr. 17, 1701. 

Samuel Blake and Sarah Pitta married May 19, 1701. 

William Thayer and Surah Bobbot mar. May 29, 1701. 

Israel Packer and Hannah Crosmati mar. July 16, 1701. 

Remembrance Simmons and Hannah Smith were married Dec. 17, 1701. 

John Alger and Johanah King married April 9, 1702. 

Sam'l Hoskins, Sr. and Hannah Hall mar. June 4, 1702. 

Francis Smith and Ester Holloway mar. July 13, 1702. 

Benjamin Newland and Sarah Leonard married July 23, 1702. 

Edward Simmons and Ester Reed, both of Swansey, were married 
Jan. 6, 170a-5. 

Joseph Wood and Mary Reed married Jan. 1 1, 1702-3. 

Caleb Edy and Bathyah SmUh, both of Swansey, were married Jan- 
n, 1702-3. 

Peter Pilts and Baihyah Bobbinson mar. Mar. 11, 1702-3. 

Elkanah Leonard and Charity Hodges m. Mar. 25, 1703. 

John Wilborc and Alice Pitts married April 20, 1703. 

Nicholas While and Experience King mar. June 2, 1703. 

Benjamin Chace and Mercy Simmons married June 23, 1703. 

Ephraim Smith and Mary Savage, both of Swansey, mar. Oct. 15, 1703. 

Nathaniel Grossman and Sarah Marrick married Oct. 21, 1703, 

John Smith and Mary Godfree mar. Nov. 25, 1703. 

Moses Choksinah and Elisabeth Joseph. 

Edward Hammct and Experiance Bole 

William Corbill, of Swanzev, and Hant 


:d Nov. 26, 1703. 
married Jan. 17, 1703-^. 
h-Negus, of Taunton, married 

March 23, 1703-4. 

Hezckiah Luther, Junior, and Martha Gardner, both of Swanzey, n 
lied March 23, 1703-^. 

Ebenezer Hali and Jane Bumpus nria 

John Smith and Abigail Simmons mi 

Robert Woodward and Hannah Bri^i 

John Terry and Remember Farrah ti 

George Townsend and Elisabeih Gilbert n 

David Goschit and Alice Godfree mar. Jui 

. June 22, 1704. 

■. Oct. 26, 1704. 

i married April 2, 1705. 

ar. April 3, 1705. 

arried April 27, 1705. 

:: 12, 1705. 

John Pain and Robekah Divis married Oct. 31, 1705. 

Amos Briggs and Sarah Pain married Jan. 2, 1705-6. 

William Macomberand Sarah Holloway married Jan. 3, 1705-6. 

Ebenezer Robbinson and Mary Williams married Feb. 13, 1705-6. 



I Taunlon. 


Joseph Dunham and Balliiah Chase mar. June 19, 1706. 

James Leonard and Rcbcckah Williams married Aug. 29, 1706. 

Timothy Cooper and Elisabeth Gurney married Oct. 16, 17T>6. 

Nathaniel French and Abigail Smith mar. Nov. 7, 1706. 

Thomas Hix and Abigail Blifiin, both of Swanzey, married Dec. 30, 

Walter Chace and Deliverance SimmoDs, both of Freetown, married 
Jan. 29. 1706-7. 

Joseph Tlsdalc, Junior, and Ruth Reed married Mar. 13, 1706-7. 

Benjamin CoHwel and Mary Briggs married March 17, 1706-7. 

Jolhalhan Williams and Elizabeth Leonard married April 3, 1707. 

Joseph Williams and Mary Gilbert mar. Apr. 7, 1707. 

Toney we Hanian and Elisabeth Waa married Ocl. 10, 1707. 

Benjamin Williams and Elisabeth Deane married Dec. 4, 1707. 

Abraham Simmons and Anne Lee mar. Dec. 25, 1707. 

Samuel Edson and Mary Dean married Jan. 1, 1707-8. 

William Brightman and Mercy Spur married Jan. 22. 1707-8. 

Joseph Wiuslow, of Swonsey, and Mary Tisdale, of Taunlon, married 
Fob. 11, 1707-8. 

John Macomber and Elizabeth Williams married Mar. 17, 1707-8. 

Uriah Leonard. Jr. and Abigail Sione married June 12, 1708. 

Nathan Walker and Abigail Richmond married July 29, 1708. 

William Hodges and Susana Gilbert mar. July 29, 1708. 

Joseph Reed, of Freetown, and Sarah Dean, of Taunton, married Dtc. 
29, 1708. 

Joshua Ilowland, of Freetown, and Elisabeth HoUoway, of Taunton, 
married May 12, 1709. 

Richard Godfree, Junior, and Bathsheba Walker married Dec. 16, 

John While. Jr. and Elisabeth Crosman married Dec. 28, 1709. 

Israel Dean and Ruth Jones married Jan. 19, 1709-10. 

Nicholas Vorce and Mary Bourn mar. March 30, 1710, 
- Edward While and Rebekah Weiherell married May 3, 1710. 

William Corbitl and Mercy Allin mar. July 10, 1710. 

John Harvey and Mehelable Leonard married July 23, 1710. 

John Briant and Abignil Holloway mar. Sept. 27, 1710. 

David Shearmon, of Darlnioulh, and Abigail Hathway, of Freetown, 
married Dec. 27, 1710. 

Daniel Williams and Mercy Dean mar. Feb. 1, 1710-11. 

William Hodges and Hannah Tisdale married Feb. 8, 1710-11. 

laaac Hathway and Sarah Makepeace married Feb. 22, 1710-11. 

William Manly and Mercy Howin mar. Feb. 22, 1710-11. 

Ebcnezer Halhwny and Hannah Shaw married March 8, 1710-11. 

Samuel Myrick and Experience Briggs married March 29, 1711. 

Henry Hodges and Sarah Leonard mar. April 5, 1711. 

Asaph Lane and Elizobcth Wellman mar. Apr. 17, 1711. 

Benjamin Smith and Sarah Macloihlin married May 15, I71I. 

John Hackit and Elisabeth Elliot mar. May 18, 1711. 

Matthew White and Susana Hall married July 10, 17II. 

Samuel Bayley and Elisabeth Caswel mar. Aug. 28, 1711. 

Charles Joslen and Dorothy Paul married Oct. 24, 1711. 

Stephen Gary and Mercy Gilbert married Nov. 9, 1711. 

Mr. Matthew Short and Mrs. Margaret Freeman married Dec. 37, 171 1 


1869.] Diary of Rev. Jonathan Pierpont. 

John Cleeveland and Martha Simmons married Jan. 1, 1711-12. 
Thomtts Pain and Susanna Hascall married Feb. 21, 1711-12. 
James Hall and Sarah Williams married May 14, 1712. 
Samuel Plita and Rebeckah Williams mar. May 14, 1712. 
Joahua Alherlon and Elisabeth Leonard married July 23, 1712. 
John Forrest and Mary Briggs married July 24, 1712. 
William Davis and Keziah Cudworth mar. July 24, 1712. 
Seth Smith and Anne Edmisler married Nov. 13, 1712. 
Josiah White and Margrel Leonard raor. Nov. 20, 1712. 
Josiah Cane and Damaras Macomber married Dec. 10, 1712. 
Selh Leonard and Dorcas While married Dec. 17, 1712. 
Thomas Baker and Abigail White married Dec. 17, 1712. 
Ebenczcr Williams and Judeth King, married Jan. 8, 1712-13. 
John Whitman and Rebekah Manley married March 2. 1712-13. 
Jeiemiah Wetherell and Rachell Basset married March 26, 1713. 
Nathaniel Wetherell and Mary White married May 28, 1713. 
John Sanrord and Abigail Pilia married July 1, 1713. 
Ichabod Maxfield and Mary Godfree mar. Aug. 12, 1713. 

(Jonathaa, son of Robert and Samh (Ljnde) Pierpont, and grandsoa or Junes, ■ 
merchant of London, afterwards of Ipswich, Mass,, waa tiom in Roiburj, June 10th, 
leeS; setdcd in Reading, Jnne 26, tGS9 ; died Jnne 3, 1703. (See Hist. Dorchester, 
p. GOO.) These extracts aro from the origiool Diarv ia lljc poaecision of Rer. JoHir 

PiBJu-OKTof Mtclford.j 

When I was about 5 years old, as I was leading an horse, I fel down, 
and the horse set his foot on the side of my head ; my Father being near, 
run and took the horses foot off", and thru the goodness of God, I had little 
harm. The horse was great, newly shod, and had he born his weight on 
my head, I might have been killed immediately. 

July 10, 1682. I was admitted a member of the CoUedg. M'. J. Col- 
ton, a pious and learned man was my Tutor. 

It pleased God to awaken me by the Death of y' pious Vouih Edw, 
Dudley. 1 thought it would go ill with me if God should suddenly take 
me away. 

July 1, 1685. I took my first Degree. 

I removed from Cambridg to my Fathers House. 
to Dorchester to koep school. 

[A fac-s 

the agreement CU' 
lered on Dorches- 
terTown Records 

is appended.] 

While 1 lived ( 


'<ifpon f 

« Dorchester, it pleased God to awaken me by the word 

I preached my first sermon at Milton. Text, 1 Pet. 6, 
5 — And giveth Grace to the Humble. 

1687. July 31. I was invited to preach at Deadham for a Quarter of 
a year. By (he Advice of Ministers it my Friends I accepted the Call. 

Diary of Rev. Jonathan Pierponl. 
July 31. I lel\ leaching school at Dorch. and went 


> ray 



Sept. 18. The Church at Dcadham with the Town invited me lo con- 
rinue in the work of the minisiry with them in Order lo seltlemenl. 

Nov. 8. I had an invitation to llie work of the Ministry at New London. 

Nov. 13. [ was again called lo settle at Dcadhatn. But meeting with 
Opposition I was discouraged from accepting the Call. 

Dec. 18. I gave this Answer, Thai I did not see my way deer lo set- 

tie among thei 
Jan. 23, 16s^. 

three or four days. 
Fcbr. 19. IGSg. 

Apr. 12. 

& BO t took n 

I laket 

I Joyned in ful Comuni 

leaslcs, and was very ill 
vith ihe church of Cht. in 

I had a call to preach the word at Sandwich, 
nt thitlier accom}>anyed with Elder Chipman. 

May 5. A publick fust appoinied by reason of a aore drought ; whcD 
the afternoon Exercise began, God sent a plenteous rain. 

May 9, I returned from Sandwich to my Fathers. 

May 16. [ had a call to the work of the Ministry at New-berry village. 

May 22. I had a call lo Northfidd. 

June 19. 1 went lo the Funeral of the Reverend M' Brock" at Read- 
ing. I look notice thai ihe good people much lamented the death of their 
Pastor. He was a man who excelled most men in Faiili, Prayer and pri- 
vate Conference. 

After the funeral, I woa Desired by some of the principal Persons in 
the place, lo preach among ihem on the first Sabbalh in July. 

July I. I preached at Reading. Texi. Hebr. 12. 5. 

July 4. I took my second Degree. 

July 15. I preached again at Reading, & being desired, I continued lo 
[be] helpful at thai place til I went lo Sandwich. 

Aug. 8. 1 went lo Sandwich, according to my Promise, and continued 
there a month. The people there were very desirous of my settlement 
among them. Bui I kept my [self J free from an engagement to ihein,.as 
my Father counselled me. 

Sept. 5. 1 returned to my Father's house. 

Sept. 9. 1 was helpful at Reading. 

The people at Reading gave me a ei 
amongst them in order to a settlement wi 

I was in a great strait, and knew not which way lo move. ! had incli- 
nations to go to Sandwich. 

1. Because I saw there was an opporiuniiy lo do service for Chi. in y* 

» Joha Brock wob l>om in Stnulbrook, SaflToll:, Rng.. in I63U ; CHine to New Eng- 
land in 1G3T ; gnd. H. C. 16i6 i preached U Itowlev. then at the Iste of Shasls. 
After hit settlement at Retding. he cnlered the following momorandutn in tliat Book of 
Cbarch Reconla, which was npparsnilj begun bv liim : "John Brocko called by the 
Charrh lo ofBciaia amongst Ihcm after M' Sam, 'Hungh's (tecease nt Boaion. and dii- 
miiaed to them from D^ham Charch, waa joined to ihem the Lord'i da» before j' 
OidiDaiion and Not. la, '63 he wu ordncned. vnd y Dar nftcr ho wu married to Mn. 
Sarah Ham-b rt widdow indeed." Judu'B Sevrall in his Jonmal wriiiB :— " I68B. Tnei- 
d>j, Jane 19. Went lo y Funonti of Mr Brock of Ttediiig, a vorthv good Minister 

Koemlly lamenied. Wa« very laborious in Caieehiiing and initructine Yoalh. Mr 
anforth, Mr BubboI there, Mr Morion, Wigglesworih. Fi»k, Fok, Snepnrd, Lorie, 
Pieipont, Lawion, Carter, &c. buried between 2 and 3," &c, &e. Bee article b; Bar. 
Sun'l Sewatl, of Burlington, Aro. Quar. Reg. xi, 190. t. 

I Work of the Ministry 


Diary of Rev. Jonathan Pierpont. 


2. The Generality of the people (except ihe Quakers) were Desirous 
of my coming among ihem. 

3. The young men in y' place were in danger of being drawn away 
by Ihe Quakers if a minister was not speedily aetled among ihem. 

The People of Reading urged me lo accept iheir Invitation. They 
toM me, 

1. They had observed remarkable Providences directing and leading 
I them to make choice of me for their Minister. 

They were Unanimous in their Calling me. 

The Town was in great Danger of being divided if I accepted not 

y Coming among them. 
■oufl were ihey of En- 

I their call. 

The young people were very desira 
The longer I was with them, ihe tat 
I joying my labours. 

I looked up lo God and waited on him to Lead me in the way wherein 
le would have me to go. I aaked advice of the Reverend Elders what 
to do in my present case. Some Counselled me to go to Sandwich, but 
the most were for my going to Reading. 1 asked Counsel of my Rela- 
tions. They advised me to accept of the Call at Reading. My honoured 
Father was averse to my going to Sandwich. He once told me, he had 
often sought lo God to discover his mind to him in this matter, and Ihe 
oftcner he Coinended this case to God, the more unwilling he was that I 
should go to Sandwich. His words had a great inQuence on me. 

After some time I thought God called me to service for him at Reading. 
My way seemed to be cleer to go thither. 

Sep'. 88. I went lo Charlstown to live at my Uncle Lynd'a house 

Nov. 28. 1 removed from my Uncle's house to Reading ; and lived 
with Capt. Savage. 

Decemb. 6, We kepi a publick Fast at Reading lo seek unto God for 
his presence with us in the work before us. 

Jan. 14. Hearing that my Father was ill, 1 went to Roxb. to visit him, 
and found him sick of a Fever, but in a very heavenly frame. 

— 19. At Evening my Father thought ho should not live long. I 
desired his blessing which he gave me. • ■ " • • 

Jan. 21. My Father began to grow belter and soon recovered. 

Jan. 30. The Church in Reading invited to accept the Office of a 
Pastor umong ihcm. 

Febr. 27. We kept another publick Fast. 

1689. May 29. A Fast was kept by the Church and Town of Read- 
ing: SiC. 

June 26. 1 was Ordained Pastor of y" Church of Cht. in Reading. 
Text. 2 Cor. 2. 16. M' Morton gave me the Charge. Mr. C. Math, gave 
me the right hand of Fellowship. 

July 14. It was the first lime that I administered the Sacismenl of the 
Lord's Supper. 

Aug. 12. I began publickly to Catechise the Children in Reading. 

Dec. 18. I bcgnn to keep house. 

Dec. 31. M' Foi, Mr C. & my self with some others kept a day of 
Prayer for a maid who was deprived of the use of her reason, ll pleased 
God lo give a remarkable answer to y« prayers put up to him, for before 
the day was ended ihe use of her Understanding was wonderfully restored 
to her. 

Life and 11 

. Aug. 13.. This day my horse threw me, but God preserved my 

■ ■■ nbs. ,, 


Punkapaug Indians. — West Church. 


Octob. 8. I had ihe preceding week an impulsa on my spirit lo set 
this day apart for publick prayers to God for our friends wlio were gone 
to Canada. When I proposed the matter lo the congre^lion, some de- 
sired that it might be defered. 1 answered, we know not what need our 
friends might stand in of our prayers. I have since been inform'id that 
on this day ihey EngadgeJ with ttieir enemies. And it pleased God ihat 
not a man who went from this town was slain. 

Dec. 10, Wc spent lime in Prayer lo God for our friends who were 
returned from Canada, and were aick of a sore fever. And iho' many of 
them were likely to die, yet they all soon recovered. 

1691. July 30. Having obtained the consent of my Parents,! gave 
M" E. A." a visit. 

Octob. 29. I was marryed to M". E. A. a pious, and prudent Person. 
It is said, Prov. 18. 22. Whoso (indeth a wife, tindcih a good thing, and 
obiaineth favour of the Lord. Ch. 19. 14. — A prudent wife is from the 
Lord, viz. in a speciull manner. Blessed be y" Lord for this rich mercy. 

1692. March. My honoured Father Angier dyed. 

My wife was soon after visited with a sore Fever, but it pleased God in 
a short time to recover her. 

Febr. 25. Our first Child was born, which was a daughter. Name, 

1695. Sept. 14. My son Jonathan was born. 

1706. Oct. 13. Mv son Joseph born aboul one in morning. 

1707. Febr. 11. Mary Pierp'. born. 

[Mr. Firrpont died Juau 3, ITOB. But. Joseph Grci^a of Donvcrs, who attended the 
fnncml, Biiy!i: — "There was a ^acral lamentation — he wu a mna of great worth." 
Judge Sownll (n bii Jouroat writea ; — "Juno 3. The Kcreri. Mr. Pierpont dira Hi 
ReadiiiB; a Tccy great Low." "Juno 6. Artillery day. I weni with Mr John Wiiii«tn» 
of Dearfield to y* Fnneml of Mr Pieipont nt fteadine. His Bearers wrre Leverull. 
Brattle; Wadsworth, Coltnan; Qrecn, Fox. Mrjonniftan Corwin anU I followed next 
after the Relations ; None plw of the Coaneit there." Sco Sewall's Account of Mia- 
Uten in Middlesex Conniy, &«,, In Am. Quar. Reg. befoi^ referred to.| 

PuNKAPADo Indians. — The following advertisement i 
" Boston Post Boy and Advertiser," Aug. 3, 1767. Some a 
Capen will be found in the History of Dorchester, now in course of pub- 
lication, page 536 : — 

"The subscriber having been appointed by the Great and General 
Court in their last Session, Guardian to the Punkapaug Indians: Notice is 
hereby given to all persons not to trust or give Credit lo any of the said 
Indians, as no debts of their contracting will be paid without the Consent 
of the said Guardian. Jonathan Capbh. 

Sloughton, July 30, 1767." 

West Chorch, Boston. — " Wednesday afiemoon the Reverend Simeon 
Howard, K.'iA., was ordained lo the Pastoral Office of the West Church 
in this Town, whereof the late Reverend Jonathan Mayhew, D. D., was 
Pastor. The Rev. Mr. Perkins, of Bridgewaier, began with Prayer, Rev. 
Dr. Chnuncy preached a Sermon suitable to the Occasion, from Acts, xvii., 
8, S; The Rev. Mr. Gay, of Hingham, gave the Charge ; the Rev. Mr. 
Applelon, of Cambridge, gave the Right Hand of Fellowship, and the 
Rev- Mr. Malher concluded with Prayer." — Botlon Post Boi/ and Adv., 
Monday, May 11, 1767. 

* Elizaheih Angier. diiDglilcr of Edmund and Ann (Pratt) Angier, of Cambridge, 
was baptized Sept. 22, \&67. The prelis " Mn . " lo the tuuae of a maidea wDmaB, «u 

1859.] Petition of Some called Brownists. 269 


[The important paper, here enclosed for publication in the Register, 
has never been published or even alluded to, by any writer, early or late. 
I found it in the British State Paper Office, Domestic Series. As pe- 
titions of that day were seldom signed, we know nothing of the movers 
of this, as no name is attached to it. The endorsement upon it is this : — 
The humble Petition of her highnes faithfull Suhiects falsly called 

This Petition was to the Lords of the Privy Council, but what action, if 
any, they took upon it, I have not had time to ascertain. It was doubtless 
drawn up soon after the passage of the cruel act of the 35th of Elizabeth 
(1592) against the Puritans; which act, to a certain extent, prepared the 
way for the settlement of New England. It is plain from this document 
that those poor persecuted people turned their eyes early to the northern 
shores of America. They hoped there to be free from persecution, be- 
cause no Churchmen or Catholics would be near them ; that they would 
be in a country, the title to which was perfect by right of prior discovery. 

North America had been taken possession of for the Crown of Eng- 
land, both on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts ; an English fleet, by com- 
mission from Queen Elizabeth, had coasted the northern American shores, 
and cleared them of all the French and Spanish vessels employed in fisb> 
ing in those seas, bringing their crews prisoners into England ; and, we 
may suppose, as a last consideration, the Churchmen (whom they viewed 
little better than the ^^ bloody Roman Catholics") had possessed them- 
selves of Virginia. 

The Petitioners speak of Canada as the place of settlement. It will be 
* remembered that at the period of this petition there was no New England, 
and that what is now New England was included under the general name 
of Canada. 

One of the inducements held out to the Council by the Petitioners, to 
permit them to settle in North America, must cause many a smile to peo- 
ple of this day, and more from those who come after them. It is dimcult 
for us to understand how people could be sincere in their humble protesta- 
tion of loyalty to their bigoted and disdainful persecutors. And all we 
have to add is, if these were sincere, so probably was poor John Stubbs, 
who, after having his right hand cut off* on Tower Hill, for writing what 
he knew then, and everybody knows now, in favor of the best interests of 
England, held up his handless arm and cried aloud, ^^ God save the 
Queen I"] S. G. D. 

[the petition.] 

The humble Petition of her highnes faithfull Suhiects falsly called 

Their humble suite to yo' 11 : [Lordships] is, that it would please yo^ 
to be the meanes vnto her ma^ to graunt them Lcense to passe peaceably 
mto the province of Canada, and there to inhabit, where they p^mise to 
demeane themselves w^^ all Dutiful! regard towardes her ma*^ as becometh 
her good subiectes. 

To the Right Honorable the Lords of her Mat* most honorable prine 
Councell : 

Whereas wee her Ma*" naturall borne Subiectes and Loyell, nowe lyv- 
ing many of vs in other Countries as mene exiles her highnes Domynions 
and the rest w«^ remaine within her Graces land greatlie distressed 


Free Grammar School in Boston. 


ihrnughe imprisonment and other great troubles sustained onlio for some 
matters of conscieace in which our most lamentahle estate wee cannot in 
that measure performe the dutic of Subicclea as wee desier. And also 
whereas meanes is now offered for our being in a forraigne and farre 
Countrie w'* lieth to the west from hence in the Province of Conada, 
where by the providence of the Almightie, and her Ma™ most gratious 
fauour, wee may not onlie worsbippe god aa wee arc in conscience per- 
Bwaded by his word, but also doe vnlo her Ma": nnd o' Country great 
good service, and in lyme also gremlie annoy that bloodie and persecuting 
Spaniard about the Baye of Mexico. Our most humble suite is that U 
may please your honors to bee a meanes vnto her excellent Ma"', that 
with her most gracious fauour and protection wee may peaceablic Depart 
thither, and there rcmayning to bee accounted her Ma" faithful! and lov- 
ing Subiecies, to whom wee owe all dutie and obedience in the Lord. 
Promising heerebie, and taking god lo record, who searcheth the hearles 
of all people. That wheresoever wee become wee will by the grace of 
god Hue and die faithfully lo her highnes and this Land of our Natluilee. 



[The originul of Iho fotiowing won fooad, b. few days aince, in a hand-ciut, near the 
ioar of It junk-ehop in ihia citj, Ths paper is endoiBcd. " I'ropoailion lor i free 
Cramer School al tho North End ot Boelon. Beced Mar. 1(»<> 1711-13."] 

Considerations selatins to A free Graueb School in the 


It Cannot but be Thol Strange ihal One Grammer School Should be 
Thot sufficient for a Town of above Two Thousand Families when the 
Law of the Province Imposes one upon Every Town that hath above One 

Education is ns great and Good an Intrest as can be prosscculcd by 
any People, and the more Liberally it is Prosecuted the more is done for 
the honour and Welfare of such a People. 

The Gmmer School in this Town is as full of Scholers as can well 
Consist with a faiihfull Discharge of Duly to them. 

The North Part of this town bares no Inconsiderable Share in the Pub- 
lick Expences and we hope are not altogether unworthy of the Publick 
bene fi Its. 

It is known that when an hundred and odd Children have been found 
in the Publick Graiiier School not one of thai Hundred nor any btil the 
few odd Ones have been Sent from ihat Part of the Town. 

The Distance hath hindrcd many Parents from Exposing their Tender 
Children to the Travells of the Winter and the Suiiier thither. 

Some that Can't be satisfy'd without bestowing a good Culilvation on 
their Children are at the Charge of a Private Grainer School in the Neigh- 
bourhood. Orhers do Send ihcir Children abroad in the Country. 

When the People of that Neighbourhood were Prevail'd wilhall to Come 
into tho Vote for Additional Incouragements unto the Present Graiiier 
School, they were made (o hope that tliey should ere long be favoured 
with another Nearer unto themselves. 

If the Town will Smile on iliis Just and fair Proposal, it is Probable 
their will Appear aome perticuler Gentlemen whose desire to Serve the 
Publick will Exert it self on this Occasion and make liberal advances 
towards the Providing of such Necessary Preliminaries. 



Proprietors of Sudbury j Mass. 


These Considerations are humbly ofierM to the Inhabitants of Boston 
to be Laid in the Ballances of Equity in the Next General Meeting. 

[No Signatures.] 

On the Boston Records, vol. ii. p. 336, we find the following votes : — 
" Anno 171 1.12. March 1 l^h. Voted, Thanks to Cap^ Thorn- Hutchinson 
for as much as he hath offered at his own charge to build a School House 
at the North end of y® Town. 

Voted, That there be a Free Grammar School at the North end of 
this Town. 

Voted, That a Committee be Chosen to Enquire after a Peice of land 
at the North Sutable to Sett a School House on, and to prepare for and 
Oversee the building therof. , 

Voted, The Selectmen be desired to consider of a proper person for a 
school master there, and to Treat about Terms. 

Voted, That Cap^ Thomas Hutchinson, Coll" Adam Winthrop, Mr. John 
Ruck, Cap^ Edward Martyn and M*" Samuell Greenwood or any three 
of them be the said Committee relating to the aforesaid School House.'' 

This second Grammar School house was located on N. Bennet St., near 
the lot now occupied by the " Eliot School," on land bought of Mrs. 
Susanna Love. Capt. Tho's Hutchinson, father of Gov. Hutchinson, it 
appears, built the house at his own expense. Recompence Wadsworth 
was the Brst teacher. In 1792, a new house was built on the site of the 
present, and the lower room was appointed to the writing and the upper 
to the reading school. It was demolished in 1837, and a new building 
erected the next year, at a cost of 824,072. This building was take|i 
down the present year (1859), and anew house is in process of erection. 

4 ■^»< 


Messrs, Editors : — If you will please crowd this catalogue into some comer of the 
Register^Q will save me, and perhaps other genealogists, the trouble of answering 
many in^Rries. Yours, &c., Abner Morse, Sharon, Mass. 

The Names of the original Proprietors of Sudbury to whom lands were 
assigned in 1640 : — 

Mr. Wm. Pellam 
Mr. Edmond Browne 
Mr. Peter Noyes 
Walter Hainse 
John Haynse 
John B Ian ford 
Hugh Griffin 
Edmund Goodnowe 
Robert Beale 
Tho Noyse 
Tho Browne 
Wm. Browne 
Robert Darvill 
Tho Goodnow 
John Freeman 
Solomon Johnson 
Wm. Ward 
Richard Gleason 

John Howe 
George Manning 
Anthony Whyte 
Andrew Belcher 
John Goodnowe 
John Reddocke 
Tho Whyte 

John Woods 
John Bent 
Wid. Ryce 
Tho Haynse 
Tho Joslyn 
John Potter 
John Maynard 

John Parmenter sen Hugh Griffyn [?] 
Edmond Rice Joseph Taynter 

Wid. Bassunithwyte 
Henry Curtics 
John Stone 
John Parmenter }un 
John Rutter 

Richard Newton 
Wm. Parker 

James Buckmaster 
John Freeman [?] 
Goodman Witherfll 
Richard Whyte 
John Knight 
Nathaniel Treadaway 
John Stone [?] 
Henry Prentise 

Henry Locker 
Rpbert Hunt 

In 1643 occurs the name of John Moore, the father of Joseph Moore, 
Jacob Moore, and probably of Benoni Moore and Richard Moore. 

Catalogue of Original Documents. 



[Hy William Willib, of Ponland, Mo.] 

There was priratclj prinied in Kew Ygrk, in ilio autnmn of 1958, a work in royal 
octavo form, under (he aboro lillc, couuin'mg 137 pages ; it is beaDtifal];; printed on 
fine while pepor, with a wiiIq margin, easy and plEaBBnt to read, and containing mneh 
nierul and rare information. One hundred and eight pages arc dcToled ta llie specific 
object of tbe work, and giro in some instancea full copies, but cGDcmllj only the titles 
of'^lhe documenla, with a brief desciiptian of their eontents. Tbc»c are drawn Iroin 
different ofHtCi in London connccud vritb the Colonial affain of thin ronlinenl, such as 
the PlaDlalion oSice, and the offices of the Bou^ of Trade and tbo Prir; CoddcU. 
The icmiuning S9 pages arc occupied by the defence of Sir Ferdinando Gorges ngointt 
the charge of navinebetmyed ihe Esrl of Essex, on his trial for High Treason in 1601. 

These documents nave remained in their places of deposit oudisturbcd anlU within ft 
tbw years, when an nDoaanl attention has been given to the stady of the history and 
antiquities of our country. Historical Societies hare been multiplied, and students hftre 
been exploring the remote sources of the beginning and progress of caloniiation Dpoa 
this continent. London, Paris, and the Hague have been the chief and most succenftil 
seats of the indefntigabli: pcrseTerance of American explorer!. The Historical Socte- 
ticB of GcorRiB, New York, and Maasncliasetts, and the diligent and faithful studcnci 
Brodhcad, SaTnge. Sparks, Bancroft. Rich, Stevens, Somerby, Folsom, Palfrey, h*TO 
bome oS' rich spoils from these du-k and dnsly repositories or antiquarian treasure 

for many years the British government guarded with great jcuousy those volnabls 
deposits, and it was with difficulty that an AmEricau was permitted to examine, and 
never to take copies from them. This reserve has been entirely abandoned. On the 
recent visit of Dr. Sparks, the learned editor of Washington's and Franklin's work*, 
the heads of the several departments in Liondon " expressed their cniire willingness that 
he shoold examine any papers of dates prior to 17S3, in whicb Americans had any con- 
cern." Ecnr^ Slovens, a native of Vermont, who resided ^ome time in London, known 
for his funiliarity with ilie Ireanircs in the British Masenm, and his extensive bibllo- 
granhical knowledge and publications, has recently stated that arrnngcmenta have been 
maae by the English govctnmcnt to remove from the soveral offices, above mentioned, 
tach documents as are property materials for history to one central office, for the greater 
eue and convenience of exammation. And to show that the government were di^^paud 
to remove all restrictions, ho further stated, that they are now preparing and pnblisbitlB 
" Calendan for every leading period of history, referring to all Ihe papers comjined in 
the several volumes. Notmng more liberal can be aakcd or expected. -9 

Mr. Folsom, in his preface to the work under con>;ideraljon says, "In 18BG, before 
qnitiine Europe, after an absence from home of more than six years, I gave o eommis- , 
aion to Mr. U. O. Somvrby to look up and make a list of the pajicra m the English 
Archives relating to the Old Province of Maine. The ffillowing pages contain tbe 
rctnlts of his labors." Mr. Folsom expresses himself somewhat disappointed by lh« 
paucity of the earlier documents, capceiutly such as relate to the "brave old knight, Sir 
Fordinnndo Gorges, die founder of tbe Colonial Settlement of Maine." But, he adds, 
"the list sliows what can be found in tbe Archives of the State Paper Otiicc and th« 
Briliih Museum of the desired churaetcr, nod leaves no room to expect any more." 

What is here preserved relates priocipallv to that portion of the state whieh lies weal 
of the Kennebec river, and was embraced m the grunt to Gorees. The Dortlon tif the 
itate which lies cast of that river was long in the occupation of the Frencli. and in con- 
troversy between them anil the English for occupation and jurisdiction, eoneeming 
whieh materials and documents of very great value and interest must bo quietly repos- 
n appropriate depositories in Paris. 

we cannot have all we desire, it is sBtisfactorv to know what malerials of onr his- 
tory do really exist: and wB are therefore grcatlv 'indebted to Mr. Folsom for this vsln- 
abfe contribation to the stock of historical knowledge of this, his native state, and adds 
a new claim to the gratimdo of her people, Mr. Folsom was a gradnate of Ilurvard, 
in the class of laas; and while pursuing hi* Icgalstudict in tlie office of Judge Shcpley, 
4t 8aco, his historical tastes began to develop themselves. In If'SO ho published the 
history of Saco and Biddeford, containing not only ibc annals of tliwe flourishing 
towns, but a clear analysis of the various governmenw which ruled the Province in Ita 
early days. This flr«t essay of Mr. Folsom, nndcrlakcn ai a lime when extended town 
histories were qaite rare, was very succesaful. It was the first work of the kind, of any 
considerable magnitude, which had been published in Maine: itwaawell done, and 
rescued many valuable facts, which, but far hi* labors, would have been past recoverini;. 
If Ul. Folsom should publish a new edition, as we hope he will, and which is much 



Catalogue of Original Docutnents. 263 

vill anggMt a slight change in the arrangement ot hU matter ; 
■uu, luant capeciaiij, a carefullj prepared indtx, wJUiouc which a volnme, containing 
nch a rariclT and malciplicitv of foctii, loaci much of its valuo. SiDcu that time, Hr- 
Folsom has been engiurcd in iiicrar; and historical labon, published a number ot valu- 
able worLs, and had a large experience. The second Tolume of our collections con- 
tains an anniversarc discourse by him, relating principully to the early history of 
Maino, and a copy of Gorges's " Brief JJarrwiou of the Original undcnatings for the 
Advancement of PkntalioDS in America," edilud by him. 

A Fcv remarks on the work under consideration will be all that lime will permit me 
ta add on tlie present occasion. 

The Hrst pari of tho book, filling 16 p^of, contaitifi documents and abstracts front 
the Stale Paper Office, entitled " a»l!oction, America and West Indies, (New EnEJand) 
File marked *59." This Is mostly occupied by letters and memoranda from Sir P. 
Gorgee, relating in part to tho early movemunla in coloniuiiun, generally, and thv 
views of the fint oodcrtaker* : but more especially lo the granta made to himaelf jil 
Capt, John Hason, of Maine and Now Uampshire. His first letter is nddrcF'iid lo 
"Mr. Challinge," dated March 13, 1606, and relate* lo a voyage to be sooi. un'*jrtaken. 
The papers in [hie part come down to 1688, wid ambraoe statemenw of Gorges's and 
Uaaon's titles, a petition of the inhabiiunis of Maine lo Charles II, and a statement 
lial Col. Cartwrighl, one of the Commissiontjrs that visited New Tork aud New Eng- 
land in :664, to regulate alfHira there, hiid sent homi- a ma^ of New England, and a 
book of 11 1 pages folio, addressed lo the king, containing iheir report and observations 
OB the Colomes. 

Part second occupies IB pages, taken from ihe "New EnelanJ Entry Book," con- 
taining Privy Council minutes, and is devoted, mainly, to the bitter anil protracled 
eontmversy between the heirs of Gorges aud Mason on the one side, and Massachoseltt 
on the other, for the title and jurisdiction of the ti^rriioi^as far east as tlie Kennebec river. 
Theiadges, the privj council, the commistioDers, and the king, all, repeatedly and ani- 
tarmly, pronouneed and decided peremptorily for the heirs and against Maasocbusetu. 
Bui that peneverin^ Colony managvd ibeir cause with so much shrewdness and ability 
thai they snceeeded in tnainiainine their loothold in Miune, unlil, by tho cbartci of 1691, 
the^ succeeded in having the whole of Maine and even Nova Scotia placed under their 
junidiction. Mnch of ihe portiuaeity and hsrshness of this conlroveray grew oat of 
the religions differences which existed. Gorgex's Province was settled by linn, unwa- 
vering Episcopiiliiina, as Jordan, Jocelvn, ond Goilfrey, whose preaonce the Poritut 
Comnionwealih would nol endure. And not being able to convert, she was delanoined 
to snhdufl or exlermiualo them. 

The third part is entillod " New Englund Papers, P, T. vol. I." and filU TO pages of 
A* book. It is mainly occupied in llie matters of Gorges and Mason, the proeeedinn 
of tho Commissionen sent over by Charles II, lo procure information in regard to the 
merits of this eoniroversy, and other subject? relating lu the Colonies ; their reports aud 
deseriptioni of the eonnlry. Among these doi^ameDis, are mingled in strange confusion, 
without anychronoloeical order or connection, papers relating to various other snbjeci>> 
The flnt papers are from the journal of the Council uf Trade, 16^3, showing tho con- 
tributions of Iho Advonturers towards building a ship for the New England trade. 
Then the surrender of ihe grcal charter of the Plymouth Co- to the king, and new 
grants to Mason and Gorges : their titles and possession are set forth, the assumption 
of Maasachoscit!, evidence, polilions aud counter petitions scattered over many pages. 
Lotiers of Edwanl Godfrey, one of the earliest settlers, a man of edacadon, and who 
•omotime discharged the oOcv of governor with firmness and integrity, are of an inlor> 
eating character. Id one, dated 1G60, he remarks, " I ever told you that Passatowaie 
fiver, and the Province of Mayne, is of more concernment to his majesty for tiado, 
present and future, with discovery of thu conntrv, than all Now England beside." 
Again, in 1663, in a letter to Mr. Povey, one of the council for Plantations, be sayl, 
"I hare formerly wrote you a brief description of the Province of Mayno, how it 
Hisndeth at present : know that Cotnnibus offered the discovery of the West ladies to 
Henry Tth. You are nt present olfcrud a tracCof land already discovered, and in part 
populated with English, which forfeiture and discovery is of more concernment ihoa 
wy part of America a^ yet settled an by the English." Be then spesks of the goven^ 
~~eDt having be«n conducted under his majesty's laws unlil IGS2, but since is made "ft 
locpIAcle of by Hugh Peter, Vane, Venner, Baker, Potter, who fly thither (con sacar 

' 1) for snellor, and keep us loyal subjects out of possessioa. after 30 yean poa- 

' After repeaie^l decisions of the home authorities sgainsi the assomption of 
Massachusetu, that colony began to think of some other plan more effectual than 
(eree. The first movement toward a purchase of the Province is io a letier written with 
consummate diplomatic skill and ingenuity, by Daniel Uookin to Ferdinando Gorgei, 
Eiq., dated Jane as, 1663. This reioltod about twelve yaars after (1677) iuaeonre^- 

264 Catalogue of Original Documents. ptily, 

anre of Ihe Province to n merchsnt in Boston, Usher, Tor XI.SSO, for diB bcn*fil of 
Hiu!a('lia3[>m. I cannot but fuel peraaaded that a ctiicf cause of this prolnicteil con- 
troversy is to be found, as before stated, in the irreconcilable quarrel between Gpbco- 
pnc; and Congregational iam ; and the commissiuncn parllj nnfold this. Musacbtt- 
■elU in her deli:nce said, ibal she assumed Jurisdiction over the pcoule at Ihair reqiwit, 
u well aa bj right. The commiMionera say, "Jl is true thai difiitrcnce of opmion 
made a division among them, and a few, who are for Congregational chnrches, did pe- 
tition for Ihcir a/isistance; bv which occasion, partly by force, partlj bv compoiitioil, 
they hare engrossed the whole." The commissioners also say. "If hu majesty will 
asBuro the people they shall not be tied to relipons ceremony, the genuraiity of llioin will 
be contented; and again, tbey are desired to ''acquaint his majes^ with their 
hare their children baptized and themselves admitted to tlie Lord's Sapper." Tliis 
last complaint will be better underatond, when it is remembered thai Mr. Jordan, k 
irorthy Episcopal minister in Falmonth, and a man of lai^ estate, was forbiddan bj 
HosBachasclts to baptiie children, and was actually committed to prison Ibr disobepng 
Ibe mandate. 

Other portions of this part of the book are taken up by docnments relating to 
Wharton s Pigepscot title, cmbrucini; Bmns wick and adjacent tracts; and the eonlro- 
Tersy between the Plymonlh and Pigopsrot proprietors, which was flnallv carried to 
Enelnnil, for decision by appeal. It was hoard before a committee of the ^rirj Conn* 

Many of the docnmentB and papers in tJie rolumo baye been printed ; and many, 
CBpccially those relating to the Gorges title, ore to be found in tbe State dcpartmcot of 
MssBaehnsetla, and also in the clerk's office of the York Coanty Courts. But thi» 
■nmmary of them is exceedingly convenient, and brings to our notice many that wo 
bare never seen before. 

Tbe next divition of the book eontains documents from the "New England Entry 
Book, No. 33," and occupies but three pages. It contains the answer of It. Sawyer, 
the Attorney General of the Crown iu 1684, to the question, whether the corporation of 
Moasachusctts, having purchased Maine, and afterwards been diswlved by judgment on 
xinfiiaia, "the Province of Maine do not like wise devolve to his majestyl He 
deoldcd that " the trust of Ibc i^ovomtnenl of the Province of Maine which was in the 
ooraoration devolved to the King." 

The next paper conRtrni Wharton's title to the Pigopscot patent. The closing arti- 
cle of this portion is a report of Col. Romer, the royal engineer in America in ITOO, 
tonehing the Kennebec river. This finishes what relates to Maine. The last 39 pagea 
contain Gorges's defence, written by himself in prison, where he was confined foicom- 

tlication in Ihe insurrection of Essex, in Jnne, 1601 ; ibis is preceded by an inlcnssting 
itter from John Bmee to John Payne Collier, Esq., Dec. 18, 1B49, explaining the or- 
cnmslances of finding the defence in the State Paper Office, and some particulars of 
the rase. 

Although this bos no connection with our history, I think it may be interesting to 
give a brief account of this most iinportnnt passage In the life of the first and prindpal 
of Maine's benefBctors. 

Gorge* was accused of treachery to the Earl. Rret. as having left him in the citr M 
be was forcing his way with an armed bond to iho Queen ; second, with having given 
Toluntary testimony against the Earl on his trial, to save bis own life. It is to Iheaa 
points Ihat the defence, which a competent judge pronounecs spirited and well written, 
u tnninlv directed. Gorges was governor of Plymouth, and was a kinsman and friend 
of Bir Waller Roleigh. He says, in his lestimony, that the Earl of Essex wrote a let- 
ter to him in January, complaiDing of bis mirtfortune, and desiring his company. 
Essex was then n prisoner in his own house, by order of Elizabeth, for an itunlt to her 
in the Council Chamber. Gorges says, that he came to town on Saturday, before the 
Earl's insurrection, and late the same night visited the Earl. His deposition being read 
at the trial, Essex desired to Question him, " Uux to face," and he was called in. Essex 
addressing him, said, " Good Sir Ferdinatido, I pray thee spealc openly whatsoever thou 
dost remember: with all my heart. I desire thee to speak freely : I sec then dosirost to 
live, and if it please her majetiy to be merciful unto :rou, I shall be glad and will pray 
fbr It : yet I pray thee to speak like a man." It is evident that E^sex fbit the urestnre 
of Gorges'* icsiitnony, and endeavored in disconcert him. He said again, " My lords, 
look upon Bir Ferdinando, and see if he looks like himself. All the world shall see, bj 
my death and bis life, whose testimony ia the trueit." 

Gorges, like many other nobles and eenilemen, loved the young and gallant Essex, 
and believed that be was oppressed by the Queen : they wished him restored lo favor, 
bnt had no idea of going to the extent of rebellion to accomplish it. The following 
extract frotn Oorgei's defence, explains his position. " In this my discourse, it Is to Im 
QOIed, that wbalaoover 1 did confess or could have done was bnt of matler acted and 


1859.] Partridge.— Kneeland.— Umbrellas. 265 

consnlted of from tho Insle of Jnnnary 1601, to the 9th of Ftlniary, 1601 ; and lliat I 
had not heard frooi Lord Essex in two jcsrH before, litl ihc letter he «cnto for mee 10 
coiDD npfi. Also [ba[ ho Dover nnfonlded to mco Kay thinge but his purpoae and a 
deirro to bo free and sccnra from (lie malice Knil power of his private enemies. That 
be bad mailer sufficienle lo penno Ihcm Iroin tho ponoa and presence of ber Majestj 
wbenaoevor he should hare tlio iDcBoeg to ha-ve & tree and safe accesso to her himsolfe. 
And I perceiTin^; that he intended to taakc bis iraj bj forre vherrwilh to resislc anj 
opposition of thoM he called his enemies, before I would jojne with him, I expectod 
and conditioned to assure me opon his soul and Halincan bee inteadcd no prejadice lo 
the penon of her mojestr. Secondlv, not lo lake by force or nnjasi meanes the life WT 
any, but lo proceede in [he course o^ his complajnio to the Queene and prosecution of 
Ilis onem;es acrordinge to the lawe and justice of the landc." 

This trial was one of the most imposing that had occurred in England. Esiex had 
been a g^^Bt favorite with the Qnecn, and was exceedinely papular with the people, for 
his gallant aclionH. and his hig^ and noble qntiJiiics. The court consisted of twoDtj-UTe 
peers. The Lord Treasurer, Buckbnnt, was Lord High Steward. The judges of tbe 
HTerul courts were present, among whom was that generous friend and patron of 
American colonisation, Sir John Popham, Lord Chief Justice of the Qdccd a Bouch, 
then in bis TIst tcbt. Sir Edward Coko, the Altoraey General, YolTerton and Bacon, 
U Queen's FonDsel, took part in the trial. AmouK the triers and nitncascs were many 
Mrly friends of America, as Lord De La Ware, Shrewsbury, Ualeigh, and Gorges, and 
the nobla Earl of Sonihampton was wiih Essex at the bar. 

Tbe trial was dc«ultory and conversslional, and many passages were personal. 
Cecil, Secretarj' of Stale, was charged by Essex as being hostile to bim, when Cecil 
nunc forward and vindicated himsetf, and summoned a witness lo prove bis justification. 
These irregularities called oul Bacon, who ra»e ond said, " My Lords, I hare never ;et 
twn in BTiy case, such faror shown to any prisancr : so many digressions, such dcliTcr- 
insof evidonea by fntctions and so silly a defctace of such great and notorious treasons." 

Tbo result of the trial, as is we'll knovrn, was the condemnation of Essex and 
Bonthampton. Essex was shnrtly after bcbeailcd : but Southnmplon woa imprisoned in 
dte tawsr until [be accoision of Jamos, two yc*ra after, when he was iibemied, and bis 
honors aud estates restored lo bim. Gorges vas also released, and restored to bis goT- 
emorship of Piymontb. 

Camden, the illaslrioos aniiqnarjr, speaking of Essex, his trial and death, snys, 
"Such was [ho fatal, but wilbal pious and cbrislian end of Robert Derercnx, Eari of 
JIuex, in Ibc 34ih year of his age. He was a. most accomplished person, and bad all 
flioie good qualities in perfection that become a noble man." 

FUTRiDOR. — The following inscription i; 
Aa First Parish of Newl 

3 the burial ground of 

" Here lyes interred tha body of the very Honorable William Partridge Esqr He 
mtained the Government of Mew Hampshiro for several years & departed this life the 
8* of January 1738-9 in the JS"" year of his age." 

In 1715, he was admitlcd a member of tlio First Church in Newbury. From hla 
Bible I eopj the following :— 

" Richard Partridge was bom tbe 3' dav of Dec. IGSl al j pas! 3 P. M. 

"NehcmiBh Partridge bom March 9, I6S3, \ poll 4 P. M. 

••Mary bora Oclober 19, * P. M. 

"William bom Mav I, 1B87. 

"Eliiabetb bom Sept. 33, 1693." [Cammanicattd bi/ Jotltaa Co^nof Neirbiiry. 

KVBBLAHD. — " Boston Dcccmber 18. Last Thursday noon {Dec. 14] departed this 
life, nearly compleoted the 73d Year of his Ago, Mr. Samuel Kneeland, formeriy on 
ominent I'rinter in this Town : Ue sustained (be Character of an upriehl Man and a 
good ChristiaD, and as saeb was universally eateemcd. He was employed as a Printer 
to tha Governor and Council as well as ihe House of Representatives of this Province 
for a great namber of Years : [ill lliro' Age and bodily Infirmities he was obliged to 
leave off business. His funeral was very respectfully attended on Saturday Evening." 
\Manacly«tdt* Gatelte, Dec. IB, ITG9. 

MiHlipAOTcnG OF UHnRKLLjiH iiT N. E. — Au advertisement in the Boston Post 
Boy. June l, 1T67, is as follows : — 

" All sorts of Umbrilloes made in ibo ncateat nuumer, and Sold at the Ootden Cock^ 

Kariboro' Street, Boston." 


I HKIIl gp 



Proceedings of the Moisackusells HUlorical Socitiy, 1855-1858. StlfCt- 
edjrom the Records. Boston : Primed for the Society. 1859. 8vo. 
pp. 412. 

The book before oa ia iasucd in a Tcr; hindHime «t;l«, and in mmj irtfKta do«t 
RVM cirdii [o ibe inBliiution thai ha« gi^^o i* <'> ^' publie. Several poinu prcceiit 
Uiemwlvu lo lU, on which ii would ei'c m plouare lo dwell ; bul we must di'rer iImiil 
till knoUicr namber, u there u one snbjof i horc brouglit Torwanl ilml ilcmands an in- 
mcdiaK notice. Wc refer lo the intufvrenco of tlia MBssnchusctis UistoriokJ Socieiy 
with th« nppticalion of oot own Soriety for change of name. 

It i* known to man; of our rcadeni thai, in \SbS, the Now England Hittoric-Oeaeft- 
logioU Societjr petitioned the General Court of Haasubaietta to hare in name changtd 
to the New England Historical and Genealogical Socieir. The change asked for wm 
dw addition of the ayllable td to Historic, and the inaertion of the conjunction and. 
This petition «a« opposed b^ the Mossadhiuetls Histortcal Sociolf , on the gronnd that 
granting it would be an infnDgetnent of Iheir corporate rights. 

It ii a disagrecabk task lo perpemaie dissensions; bat ihe rMponsibility for thii reM« 
with the MaaaachuietlB Hi»Ioncal Socieiy, not with us. In printing their "Proceeding*," 
they havo gone out of their way to impngn the motives of our Sodetv, and lo du«eiai- 
nate groondless sDnnisi's and urroneoui statements. We shall not follow them tlirongli 
their lahyriniliB of error, but aboil merclj give n plain a 
have abundant proof, Tha memberi of that Society c, 
muned, to being held responsible for docoments thai bea: 
which appear among their proeeedinga. 

The ort|;in and early history of our own Society havu been well set forth by itt. 
Drake, one of its founden, in the leading article in the Begisier for Jannary, 18SS, lo 
wiiich we would refer oar readers for details which wa do not give. 

Uur Society was orgnniicd bi/ iti pratnt name in Dccvmber. 1 844 ; and never, la rep- 
roaented in the volume before ua, bore the name of the " New England Grnoaloipad 
Society." It was birly decided by the originnton iliat the Society should be devoted 
to the investigation of both history and genealogy, though some of them seem la hava 
wished for a purely genealogical Society. The present name wu intended, as ii now 
is, to express this union of history ond genealogy. 

In January, 18*5, a few weeks after its organ iaition. the Society petitioned for an 
act of incorporation. Our petition was referred to a committee, the chairman of which 
was a member of the Moasachuactls Historical Society, through whose inflnencB an 
adverse report was made. This was the'finl intimatlDn that oar members Imd that Iha 
Massachusetts Historical Society, or any of its members, were opposed lo the formation 
of the new Society, or considered il in any way as a rivol. This adverse report, how- 
ever, wai not (alal, for Ibe aubjeet was- referred lo a new committee, by whom a bill 
incorpomiing the Society was reported, which passed both houses, and was signed by 
the governor, March, )84S. The idea is advanced by onr opponenu. that nad we 
asked in IMS, for the name Ulely peiiiioned for. we shonld have been uniuccessfiiL 
There appears to be no ground for such a supposition. On the contrary, from all the 
■ources of information at our command, ws have no doubt we could as roadiiy ha*« 
obtained [hat name as any other. 

The Society early projected the pablicalion of a periodical, and in December, 1M5, 
on the anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims, issued a prospectus for " The Gen- 
ealogrcal and Atitiqaarian Register." The next year, the Society having decided to 
issue the work, arrangements were made with Rev. William Cogswell, D. D., of Gil- 
monion, N. H., as editor, and Samuel G. Drake, Esq., of this city, as publisher. Throu^ 
the inQucnee, wc believe, of Bev. Dr. Cogswell, who, before this nrrangemeni, hnd 
taken no active part in the affairs of the Society, the tiile of the work was modified, so 
as to read, "The New England Historical and Genealogii'al Register," nnder which 
name the first number, for January, 1847, appeared, and utidcr which the work has eoi^ 
tinned to appear for upwards of twelve yean. We are accused of taking this nam* 
for onr periodical " in the very face of ilie Act of Ineorpomtlon" ; hut il would he dif- 
flenlt to find any clause in that act restricting us in the choice of title* for our publick- 

New England Historic Oenealogicol Society, " 
long the new members ; though Mr, Drake In- 
e of the adoption of ^ name, in the minda of 

A diasatisfaction 'with the name, ' 
aooQ grew up in the Society, eliiefly a 
that it existed, even at the lit 

Book Notices. 

(omeoriho ori^nal mcmbcn. The chiarorTBrions objectioTis that wchtTD hpard made 
to it i», that il IS K coiabiDBtion likely lo miBlcBd the public mind as to the design or 
the Socieij: the ohjccton coDtending that only the Ecocalogj of historic prnonagM 
woald gcaeroll; be conaidered as oar province, to the exiliuion of liislorj and the 
gcnoalogj of the people, both of which verc intended to be incladcd. It was nivl, how- 
ever, till the summer of Ifi55, that a praposilion for a change of name was started, and 
Ibe name then selected, inBtcad of approaching- nearer that of the MaHsachosctls Histor- 
ical Society, was a move in the oppoaiic dircctioD. It was proposed to coll it the 
"American Archaeological Socici)', but this name was sabseqnentl; changed to the 
"New Englatid Archnological Society," and was aabcnilted to a vole of the Society 
Id April, 18S6. It was opposed by nearly all the old mcmbcra, and, on its being pal 
lo vote, only fonr Dames wcm recorded in its faror. The chief ai^rnment need mt, 
that the Society had been known by iti prcseni name for eleven years, and bad gained 
ft reimtiition under it that it wa« desirable not id lose. One of the persons who objected 
to the old name, afterwards brought forward lliat of the " New England Hislorieal and 
Genoalogical Society" as a compramisc. This name found TaTor with the Societr. 
It did not differ from the old name enough to prevent the Society (rom being readily 
rec^Cniied as the same; while il clearly nod onoquirocally expressed the objects of 
the a»ociation. In foi't, lliii name hnd cotIt been applied lo the Society, by persona 
Kfiding at a distance from Boston, and even "by some in our immediate neighborhood. 

B periodical, \ 

a confound namea 

of Dirocton, and by them brought before the Society in December, 16^6. At the 
HUiaal meeting, January, 1857, which was vcr^ fiilly attended, the nomo was a^iproved 
without a dissenting voice or lolv ; and a comtniilve was appointed to pclilion the 
Xwislaturo on the subject. The charge that our Society has altcmiilcd to do in an 
underhand way what il did not dura lo do openly, has not a panicle of evidence lo 
■astain it. The morcmenis which ii has been ottcmpied to tortnre into support of 
such a theory, did not originate wiih one person, ns supposod, hat with several persons ; 
and, as for as wc con learn, all of these persons joined llie Society long afier tJie imagi- 
nary plot is supposed lo have been furmed. JU an evidence that the person who ong- 
inaCed the last movement had no desire to see clib. Society conR>and«l with the Uossa- 
dmsetti Uislorical Society, we will slate that wlwn the name, " New England Archieo- 
logical Society," (which would, if adopted, have complutetjr distinguished the two 
eorporatioiu,) was before the Society, he votcil for it. 

Otir opponents have signally failed in showing that this Sociotr had covert designs. 
Kriiaps tome guesses at (biVuiddcnmolivBa, which we hero heard from more than one, 
Bven among those who are notinomhersof oor Society, may he without foundation. We 
hare heard it snggcslcd that the disingenuonsness of their remonstrance wonld seem to 
Indicate ibal the real opposition lo us was not onaccountof the word "historical" wtuch 
we asked for, but of the words "New England" which wa already had. It has alto 
been suggested, thai oar opponents show signs of fear that the popular character of our 
Society, — so perfectly in occordHnee with American insdtntions, and precisely similar 
to that of the moel tlourishing historical socieljr in this countrv, — and Ine Lberal man- 
ner in which vrc allow our collections to be used, would give us an advantage over 

In the Tolnme we nre noticing, after reference lo the unanswerable pamphlet of our 
eofnmillee last rear, Il is stated tliat this "lillle book " is reported toliave "been pot 
into the hands of every member of llie Legislature, — B son of log-rolling emissary," &c. 
Such contempt and horror of underhand dealings are here expressed that one would 
batrlly imi^lne that this was only an answer to a document laid early one morning on 
tile desk of every member of tlie Senate — the very remonstrance reprinted in the vol- 
Bne before us. If it be fair and honest to issue a carefully-worded document, filled 
^ with statements which, at least, ore open lo a reply, wc cannot see why a straigbt-fbr- 

Atdety" is, perhaps, deserving of a pnssing ni 

Soricty aifltred in two points Som their act of ,._ _ 

ber of members was limited lo thirty, and the association was caHed " The Historical 
Society." The Legislature added the word " Maasachusetls," to their name, and (a« 
• protest, it may oe, against cliques and cxclusirences) raised Iho number lo sixty. 
The oldo-t member of their Society has always understood Ihal the nnraher was raised 
"wilhout. if not conlrarr to, tho wiabeg of Ihe original associales." Perbapi the word 
" MaMochusells " was ndiled in iha same way. Bui whether il was done wilii or wilhout 
the cooseni of Ihe a»ociatcB, il is evident that the LegislalnrD did not intend lo ineor- 
porate "71^ Historical Society," And yet this name haa been assumed; and the 
~ TC of IhoM aaHcitiei now inodesuy ack the General Court to confirm it lo 

^^^ tBE{«Nnof Iho 

Book Notices. 


them. Wc rouUI will) justice echo the appeal whicli the; so unreasonably make. «beu 
refbrring to our use of the word "historical" in the name of the Regiilcr: "Ii it pos- 
uble that the Legislature of BlaiBachuHetti will sanction a name thai Aaiomcd nuder 
mch circumstancei, not only without, hut in dcfinnn: of iheir nuihorily?" 

It irilt be apparent to our readers that the name we have ehoicti to applr for wu 
adopted wilhoat onj reference to the MaBsuchusvtls Uislorieal Society. Had thu 
tocieir been the only one that bore the word "historical" m a portion or its name, we 
abonld have had no desire to have home it as « portion of ours; but a great and honor- 
able brotherhood of associations, in other parts of the cooniry, had ehoscn ii oi thnr 
distinctive title. The information, therefore, that one body of men eluimed a monopoly 
in so common a word, was received by us with antoni aliment. As wc recogniied no 
such inonogioly, the threat that our petition would bo opposed did not deter us flvm 
prosvcutinc ii. We knew that wc had always endeavored to keep onr Society distinct 
in the public mind from theirs, and that the name wc had choran was thoroughly dil- 
tinclire; for there were thousands of c<jrporalioas whoso names resembled each other 
more than ours would theirs. Wc wonld not, therefore, be voluntarily dictated to in tt 
matter that conccroed ourselves only. Our position is, that the fhct of ihera being « 
Hossachnsctts Historical Soeiciv is no bar to there being another Historical Society ia 
this city, with a name that is ■anciently distinctive,— a New England, a Suffolk, a Soft- 
ton, a Metbodial, or a Congregational Historical Society, for instaneo. We care not how 
nauy associations there are for the invesligntion of historical subjects, nor what nam«« 
they rJioose to call themielves by, provided they have » diaiingnishing adjective. II 
wonld seem that the Legislature that incorporated the MassachusetB Historical Society, 
held opinions similar to onrs ; and foreseeing the claim that would be set up, if th«f 
■faoald incorporate it as "The Hisioricnl Boi'leiy," provided what appeared to them t, 
bar to such monopoly. Wc find, too, tliat common law, as well as common sense, i* 
on our side : for both leach that properly cannot bo acquired in any word " known to 
the language and in common use to designate things or the qualities of things." 

The advantage to onnclves of a change of name is slight ; and though the injury to 
our opponents is purely imaginary, our Society may not deem it advisable to make 
another application to the General Court. The quoslion of the right to monopolize the 
word "historical" is, however, now fUtrly before tlie public; and, whatever om own 
conne may be, wo risk little in predicting that onr opponents cannot hold the position 
Aej have taken, and that they will bo overcome by the erst collection of individuals 
who care enough about the matter to penevero. Should onr Society decide to pursue 
the sulijeci farther, there ean be no doubt that, snsioincd as we are by justice and on 
enlightened public opinion, we must finiUly prevail. t>. 

An Address delivered at Topsfield in Mmsaehusetts, August 28, 1850 : 
The Tiro Hundredth Anniversary oj ibe Incorporation of the Town, 
By Nehemiah Cleaveland. New\ork: Pudney and Russell, print- 
ers, 1851. 8vo, pp. 74, and Appendix, pp. 39. 

We believe that no notice of this handsome votame has vet appeared in onr pages. 
The oration is well written and conlaina many of ibose local Imditioas and anecdotes, 
which give us the best idea of the past condition of society. The book is embellished 
with portraits of Gov. Endocoti, Gov. Bradslreel, Mrs. Aielhea Hanlington, and Dr. 
Nehemiah Cleaveland. The appendix, contains valuable informatioD respecting the 
families of Huntington, Cleaveland, Poncr, Smitli, Cwhence came the noted Mormon 
propbel) Townc, Cummings, and Gould. Of the latter, wo Icam that the earliest 
recorded name among the Topstield settlers is that of Zaccbeus Oould. He is said to 
have come from Great Messingham, co. Lincoln, about 1638. He owned nearly three 
thousand acres of land in TopsHeld and Bosford, which descended to his only son, 
Capt. John Gould, whose influence was exerted against the usurpations ofAndros, in a 
manner which brought severe punisbmenl. By a son. Zaccheas, ho had a grandson, 
John Gould, who represented the town at the Provincial Congress at Walertown, whera 
he died of small pox. His son, Capt. Benjamin Gould, was at the battle of Lexington, 

d continued throughout the war in the American army. Ue married Gritel Apthorp, 
""^r of Gershom Flagg, of Boston, and bad several children, of whom wo woald 
n Miss Hannah F. Gould, the well-known poetess, and Benjamin Apthorp Gould, 
formerly master of the Boston Lstin School, and for many years past a prominent aitd 
higbly-estcemed merchant of Boston. His son, Benjamin Apthoqi Gould, jr., hat 
reached a high position by his scientific nttainmcnis, and bas well maintained the honor 
of bif ni — 

1^ ^ 

The Genealogy of the Makepeace Famitiu in the United Stales : From 
1637 to 1857. By Willum Makepeace, Member of the N. E. Hist. 
Gen. Society. Boston: Printed by David Clapp. 1858. 12mo. pp.107. 

The author iaromii us thnl ho has aanglii fllil^fl7 (□ form a continuon;, anhrokcn tine 
from htmscir to Thomu Mnkewitre. or Ilosion, 1G37, and lias not traced out ratir the 
TArioua brtiTichcB. We find, tnorcforv, no resular fono of amngcment. and need not 
inatitute a comparison beln-ccn ihig book and larger Tolnmee. The author hs» coUceled 
mach infonnalion in regard to the personal hlstorj of his aneestors, and of many olber* 

c fear It wilt lead ai 

e of the American fumilica at 


n agreeable addition lo the librarjr of the genealogist. 

A Sermon preached at the Funeral of Martin Rockwell of Colehrook. 
December 11, 1851. By Rev. Joseph Eldhidge. With an Appendix 
and a Genealogy of the Roekicell Family. Printed for the Deacendanls 
of Samuel Rockwell of Colebrook. New Haven : Printed by B. L. 
HamleQ. 1853. 
Wo have noted this in our previous list, but we believe the title i« nov> crintod for Ihe 

flrvt time in our pages. The sketch of tho Rockwells is slight, but it will acrve a nse- 

fill purpoBo, as the framework for anj genealogist bdoaftor, who any tloiire to invoati- 

gato the hiatorj of this familj. 

Memorials of the Families of Mr. James Thompson and of Dea. Augustus 
Thompson of Goshen, Conn. Hartford ; Case, Tiffany At Co. 1854. 
8vo. """ 

Oitr sister State has fnmished as with another addition to onr genoaloEical libntrj, 
well cxecated, hb her prodacliona asuaily are. As this book was privately issned, we 
■ball only mention the interesting biographies which comprise the bulk of tho volume, 
and state that an appendix pivcs much valaable inlbrniBiian lu regard lo the famiUe« of 
Thompson and Hopkins. The antbor is Rev. Edward W. Booker. 

The First Records of Anglo-American Coloni^ioiion. By J. WmoAlS 
TuoRKTON. Boston: Gould & Lincoln. 1859. 8vo. pp.18. 

t which mast interest evorj' historical student in onr 
islory ia hare traced, have been providentially preserved 
|o our own times — once narrowly escaping the flames, when a portion of the library in 
which they .wore deposited naa consnmed. Bnt, though the existonee of theie lecordi 
hu before been broBghl to the notice of American scholars by Mr. Thornton; and 
though their valne will bo read i I; recognized — replete as they are with the trans- Atlantic 
tnd cia-Atlanlic history of tho colonization of this country, by tho iirst English compa- 
Biet, ittcorporated (br that pnrpoae {lflOG-lG24), — no etTon has yet been made, that we 
ue awitro of, to place them beyond the reach of accident, and make them available to 

The records are those of the Virginia Company, and contain its "proceedings for a 
little above five ^ars, viz., from April SB, 1619, to June 7, 1624, including the whole 
tine of Sir Edwm Sandys's and the Earl of Southampton's adminiatration ; " and "aa 
Ihey often rccnr back to former times and transactions, " thev "give us a clear idea and 
account of the chief aiatlrrs and pncredingi of tht Cempang, mmottfrwit iufint in 

They are not tb 

>t the originals, — which are now probablv not in oxiatence, — bat Icnllj 
Wtbentieatod copies, made at the expense ot Nicholoa Fcrrar, tho secretarf wr the 
eompany, who was fearful that the Spanish amhaaaador, Gondomar, would mill the 
company, and that its records, and other original docamenia, would be seized; oi wu 
•ctuall; done. Mr. Ferrar placed these copica — to be kept as the justliieation of him- 
aelf and his companions — in the hands of the governor of the company, the Earl of 
Boathampton ; and, though for a timo they were out of the possession of that familjr, 
they appear to have been restored to it licforo tho death of llie last Earl, in 1BG7 ; Mr 
Ids executors sold them, soon nlier, to a Virginia f^ntleman (the father of Col. William 
Byrd), then in England, who brought them Co this eoanlrj. Though, in the last cen- 
tury, Siitb used theta somewhat in preparing his history of Virginia, since then they 

270 Book Notices. poly, 

hkve remained faivollen, if not tiitaallf lost, ftnd labjcct t« vieistlludei 1ik« tfaoie 
which hitTo proved fatnl to k> mon^ historical moautcripU, till tbej kro now tigtia 
nTCalctt 10 oar knowlcdtfc at jet in exiateDcc. 

Wc hope the nilbjccl of printing these iDvalaahie moleriikla in the inilinliTe prriod of 
otir history as a people, may be epeedil}' brought before oar National Congrrsa, in 
whoso custody they now nrc; and that CongrcsB may decide at once to boTo them prop- 
erly edited and published. 

Ancient Dominions of Maine, embracing the earliest facts, the Recent 
Discoveries of the remains of Aboriginal loans, ike voyages, settle- 
ments. Bailie Scenes, and Incidents of Indian Warfare, and other 
Jncidenls of History, together with the Religions Developments of So- 
ciety within the Ancient Sagadahoc. Shrtpicot and Pemaquid Precincts 
and Dependencies. By RtiFUS King Sew^ll, Author of Sketches of 
the Cily of St. Augualine. Bath : Clarke, Sawyer & Co. 1859. 8vo. 
pp. 36G. 

Wc have been faTorcd with advance sheets of Rev. Mr. Sewall'i "Andeot Dominions 
of Maine." in (vliich the author seems to have collected everything yet known rcUttive 
to the early selllemcnt and settlers of Maine. 

We do not pretend to criticise the work thorongbly ; but we find in it mnny inier«tine 
epirades, the evidences of careful research, and uiroughout a clear style and animated 
totle, which reader the perusal very pleasant — a compliment seldom due to work* of 
this natunt. We congralalBle oar former province on the taste and JDdgmcnt evinced 
bj hor ions in investigating her history ; and feel confident that this hisiorj will long 
nmoin witbonl a riv^ as the standard authuriiy on the points it embraces. 

An Address on the occasion of Opening the new Town Hall in Braintree, 
July 39, 1658. By Cbables Pbjlncis Adams. Boslon : 1658. 6vo. 
pp. 86. 

The hiatory of Braintree, from the time when John Smith located there bia sbadowj 
toodon, lo the epoch when its history as a Paritan town commenced, and ila after pn>- 
gresa aa no integral part of our Commonwealth, are here well efcclchcd by Ibo vigorotiJ 
pen of Mr. Adams. The orator, without altemptlng a hislorj' of petty, thougb locally 
intercaling eventa, baa drawn a picture of the past, which muet have inapired his hcaren 
with a detp inlcreat for the prosperity of that ancient town. 

No farailv, except the Quincys, is more identified with Braintrro; and iho Otalor, ill 
Accepting iLe invitation, paid a'dne tribute to long^con tinned oasociaiioo. 

A History and Description of New England, General and Local. By 
A. J. CooLiDGE Olid J, B. MANsriELD. Illustrated with numerous En- 
gravings. In two Volumes. Vol. I. Maine, Neio Hampshire and 
Vermont. Boston : Austin J. Cooiidge. 1859. Royal 8vo. pp. 1023. 

The present work baa been for several years in preparation, al a great onllay of time 
and monci:. The firal vol a ma. now isioc'd in a bulky octavo, of upwards ofa'tbonsaDd 
pages, profasely illaalrnted with cnjn'avings, more than fulfils onr espcclolioDS in 
regard to the work. It is devoted to the three northern stales in New EnRiand, leaving 
the three southern ones for a subsequent volume. The paper, print, and illuatnlion* 
•ra alt of the best qualilj ; and the prire is so low thai only a very exlenaive aale will 
Temaneraie the pubiiaber for his onllay. This we have no doubt the work will have; 
for when Its merits arc known, it will bo sought by all wbo wish to know ibe history, 
or (o understand the real character of our people; while over^ son of New Englaod, 
who is worthy of the name, will consider it indispensable. 

The principal use of a work like this will be as a reference bonk, where the Inqnitw 
can find the leading events in the history of the several towns set fbnh in a compact 
form, and yet with more fnlncss and reliability than he can find them in the pages of 
Ae best gnieiteer. Of many of those towns no separate hiatory has yet been pnblisbtd; 
bat even bad there been unexceptionable ones of all, their expcase and bulk woaM 
prevent tiie general reader from owning them. 

Though the details of New England life given in this volume am necessarily brief, 
the altcntive reader will And scattered through its pages many a passage thai sill gtv« 
bim a deeper insight into the character, and a clearer idea of the citcomatances onit 
ercnti which have fonned oat New England race. 

1859.] Book Notices. 271 

Lives of Isaac Heath and John Bowles^ Elders of the Churchy and Prin* 
cipai Founders of the Grammar School in Roxhury ; and of Rev, John 
Eliot ^ Jr.^ Preacher to the Indians and first Pastor of the Church in 
Newton, By J. Wingate Thornton. For Private Distribution. 1850. 
12mo. pp. 216. 

Though bearing the date 1850, it is but latelj that Mr. Thornton has distributed this 
volume among his friends, — his original intention having been to make a larger work 
before issuing it. Here is found, besides much biographical and genealogical matter, 
the invaluable Church Record of the Apostle Eliot, as far as the year 1671. The^ 
records furnish a good basis for the personal history of the original settlers of Roxburj. 

We would commend particularly to the attention of the reader, the admirable re- 
marks on Puritanism, English and American, which are here found. 

Fifty copies only of the work were printed. 

Dedication of Lyceum Hall, Oration hy Francis E. Hoppin^ and Poem 
by Henry C, Whitaker^ delivered upon the occasion of the opening of 
the New Rooms of the Franklin Lyceum^ [Providence, R. I.,] Nov. 19, 
1858 ; with a Sketch of the other Dedicatory Exercises. Providence : 
1859. 8vo. pp. 53. 

This pamphlet has a double claim upon our notice ; it contains the history of a 
society which has already exerted a salutary influence upon the community in which it 
is located; and it records the erection of the first public statue in Rhode Island — that 
of the philosopher and statesman whose name the society bears. 

Mr. Hoppin, in his oration, after dwelling briefly upon the history of the association, 
nrges upon the members the duty, which the name of Franklin suggests, of giving to 
their studies and pursuits a practical character and direction. 

Mr. Whitaker, in the poem, draws a humorous picture of the society's "day of 
small things,'' with graphic descriptions of Hs founders, followed by some keen touches 
at the times. 

Historical Collections of the Essex Institute. Vol. I., No. I. April, 
1859. Salem : Published for the Essex Institute by Henry Whipple 
& Son. Sm. 4to. pp. 36. 

This serial, which has just been commenced by the Essex Institute, furnishes new 
eyidence of the activity and usefulness of that society. The first number contains a 
paper by our esteemed correspondent, Charles M. Endicott, Esq., on the Piracy of the 
Ship Fi-iendship, of Salem; Abstracts, by Ira J. Patch, Esq., of the early Probate 
Records of Essex County ; Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriac^es at Salem, copied 
by Mr. Patch ; and other gatherings, historical and genealogical, relative to Essex 

The* Essex Institute has our best wishes for its success in the new enterprise in which 
it is engaged. 

A Letter from Rev. Thomas Hooker of Hartford^ in answer to the com* 
plaints of Gov, Winthrop of Massachusetts against Connecticut. 
Hartford: 1859. 8yo. pp. 18. 

The pamphlet, whose title is here given, is from the first yolume of the collections of 
the Connecticut Historical Society, now in press. Mr. Trumbull, who so ably edited the 
Records of the Connecticut Colony, has prefixed some introductory remarks, and added 
explanatory notes, which show his usual research. The reader of Winthrop's Joumalf 
if he wishes to understand the preliminary history of the confederation of the New 
England Colonies, should peruse this pamphlet in connection with that work. 

Conservatory Journal. Nos. I. to VI. 

We have received six numbers of a weekly paper bearing this title, which Williain 
E. Baker, Esq., of this city, has commenced, for the purpose of advocating the claims 
of the proposed "Massachusetts Conservatory of Arts, Science and Historical Relics/' 
the plan of which, we believe, he originated and has done so mach to make known. 


Swett Pedigree. — Maty Osgood. 


Same of the promincDt societies and individaiJs in Boaton, (where it ia proposed to 
locale the ConBervalory,) and in other parts of the tune, h&ve approved of the nKempt 
10 fona inch nn institution ; and we sinterelj vlsh Mr, Baker, and those engaged with 
him, sDcceM in their pruseworth/ undertaking. The Joamal is ' ' ' 

one dollar h year, and will also bo freely drculaled in a manner 
of the cause ; as ihc object of Mr. Baker is not pceuniaiy gain. 

Col. Jobs Waiswhioht, hy his wife Eliiabeih Norton, (see p, 223), had children : 
^litabcUi, m. Addtngton Davenport ; Anne, at, Adam Winlhrop ; and Lucy, m, Paul 
Dudley. The husbands of the nrs( two are menlioned as eoD^ins in Mrs. Bradiueet's 
will, (p, 230,} They and their sister Dudley are also mentioned. 

BtntjAXiN SWETT, (see p, 329), who mar, Elizabeth Norton, left posterity An ac- 
count of this branch or the Norton lineage may be fouod in " Mementoes of the Swett 
Family," by J, Wingato Thornton, Esq., adeaceudani, (8vo, 1851), and in the Kegister, 
„ . vv. .. „ „ u follows:— 

I. VI,, p. 59. Mr. Swclt's pedigrei 


JohnSwe(l~Ssr«b , 

of Newbury, I bury, Dec. 

Ember = Capi. BeDJamin Swell, 
lewliurr, of llauipion, N. H., m. 
6, I71S, Nov. 1M7. Killed ai 
. m. Black Poiiii, 1677. 


Eaiher Sarah 


Beojsmin Joirphr? Saralu 


o. July SO, 173«. 

Moies. Roger! , LyilJa. 

Aug.2,iaOB. Hampioo, 


1742; m Ilvi. Hgieb- 

Depoiition or Mrb. Mart Osqood. — "The deposition of Mrs. Mat; Qa- 

!;ood (alias Cieinence). now of Andover, in the County of Baaex in New Engkod, 
i>rmerly of the City of Coventry in Warwickshire Old England, seed S8 yean, 
who testilielh &, saith that before the year Anno Dom'. \^Sl, I livid in the Ci^ 
of Coventry aboveaaid, and boarded at the house of Mr. Biddle in Hog Lane. Si. 
was then well acquainted with Mra, Ann Potter, pard-daughler to Thomas Pot- 
ter, Esq', who had been Mayor of the City ; the said Mrs. Ann Potter her father'a 
name was as I have been informed, Humphrey Potter, the only bod of said Thom- 
as Potter, Esq'; ihe aboveaaid Aon Potter (whose parents as I have heard were 
murdered in Ireland) is now living in Salcin in New England &. wife lo Mr. An- 
thony Neadham; and also aaid Mary Osgood does further testify that Mrs. Re- 
beccah Bacon, aunt to the abovesaid Ann Potter, sent lo England for her, which 
invitation she accepted. Mrs. Mary Osgood made oath to what is abovewntlen 
this 19 July, IGUS, before me, Dudley Bradstreet, Jus. Peace Examined, S. 
Scwall, Register." [Copud Im C. M. Endiaia, from E$mx Ratittni of DttiU, 
BL X. Folio 190. "« J ^ . 


Marriages and Deaths, 




Burrows, William W., of Boston, at 
Cambridge, May 17, to Miss Emily A. 
Iladley, of C; by Rev. Caleb Davis 
Brad lee of Cambridfjc. 

CoLDDRN, Joseph, at Roxbury, March 28, 
to Miss Annie A. Whitmore. 

Revere, Paul J., of Boston, at Quincy, 
March 17, to Lucretia W., dau. of the 
late Rev. Wm. P. Lunt, D. D. 

Washburn, William D., of Minneapolis, 
Min., at Bangor, Me., April 19, to Miss 
Elizabeth L. Muzzy, dau. of Hon. Frank- 
lin Muzzy ; by Rev. Amory Battles. 

Whittkmore, Joel, at Wendell, ^ov. 3, 
to Miss Martha S. Waters ; both of Fitz- 
william, N. II. 

WniTTKMORE, E. S., of Sandwich, Feb. 
27, to Miss Mary Louisa, dau. of J. Mur- 
ray, Jr., of Somerville. 


Abbot, Moses, Andover, March 9, a. 93. 

Alcott, Dr. William A., at Auhumdale, 
(Newton,) May 29, a. 60 y. 7 mos. He 
was b. at Woleott, Ct., Aug. 6, 1798, 
and was a descendant in the 7th gen. 
from Thomas Alcock^yfho, (with his broth- 
er George) came to this country in 1630, 
and settled at Boston, whence he removed 
in 1639 to Dedham, but in 1650 returned 
to Boston and d. there Jan. 1657. The 
surname Alcock has been changed by the 
descendants of Thomas, first to Alcox, 
and more recently to Alcott. Philip^ Al- 
coch, son of Thomas,* was born in 1648, 
and, after the death of his father, remov- 
ed with his mother, who had m. John 
Benham, to New Haven, Ct., where he 
d. in 1715. By his wife Elizal)eth Mitch- 
ell, he had, among others, John,^ (b. July 
14, 1675, d. Mar. 1723,) of New Haven, 

who m. Susanna , and was father of 

John* (b. Jan. 14, 1705, d. Jan. 6, 1777,) 
who m. Deborah Blakeslee and settled 
at Waterbury, Ct. David,^ (b. Jan. 12, 
1740, d. Jan. 29, 1821,) son of the pre- 
ceding, m. Abigail Johnson, and tneir 
son OM* (b. Sept 8, 1775, d. Aug. 9, 
1847,) m. Anna Andrus and was father 
of William A.^ the subject of this notice 
See Bronson's Hist, of Watetimn/f Ct. 

Dr. Alcott wai a man of rare merit 
and usefulness. He has written nearly a 
hundred different works, besides contrib- 
uting largely to periodicals and newspa- 
pers. His best known work is probably 
the "Young Man's Guide," which has 
had a very extensive circulation. Some 
of his other works are, " The House I 
live in," "Young Woman's Guide," 


"Physiology of Marriage," "Laws of 
Health," &c. 

Dr. Alcott began life as a teacher, but 
subsequently studied and practised med- 
icme, and of late has been principally 
engaged as a lecturer on physiology and 
hygiene, and as an author. 

Allen, Widow Hannah, Charlesto^nra, 
April 3, a. 92. 

Allen, Hon. Benjamin, West Tisbury, 
April 30th, a. 91 yrs. 4 mos. 16 ds. 

Alofsen, Mary Elizabeth, Jersey City, 
April 13th, in the 45th year of her age. 
She was born June 2, 1814; was Sie 
daughter of the late George Dummer, 
and wife of Salomon Alofsen, Esq , of 
Jersey City. Her paternal grandfather, 
Stephen Dummer, was bom at New Ha- 
ven, Conn., Aug. 10th, 1755, and died 
there, Dec. 30th, 1835. He married Eu- 
nice Cooke, born at New Haven, Feb. 
28, 1758, where she died Aug. 1st, %16. 
George Dummer, the father of Mrs. 
Alofsen, was born at New Haven, Feb. 
.5th, 1782, died at Jersey City, Feb. 21, 
1853. He married at New 'f'ork, June 
17, 1812, Elizabeth Osborne, bom at 
Middletown, Ct., Aug. 27, 1742, died at 
Jersey City, Nov. 1, 1829. She was the 
daughter of Daniel Osbome, of Conn., 
n)om Aug. 18, 1760, died at Stratford, 
Ct, Aug. 15, 1794,) and of Lois Nichols, 
bom at Middletown, Ct., in Sept, 1762, 
died at Jersey City, Aug. 6, 1846. 

Andrews, Alonzo, New Salem, March 
14th, a. 57. He was of Boston, a grad- 
uate of Dartmouth College, in the class 
of 1829. 

Andrews, John, North Dartmouth, March 
25, a. 84. 

Bacon, Mrs. Abigail, at Barnstable, Mass., 
Jan. 18, a. 89. She was a woman of ex- 
cellent disposition, but of great firmness 
and energy of character. In her opinions 
she was conservative and decided, though 
charitable towards those who differed 
from her. For over forty-seven years of 
her life she was a widow. Her husband, 
Hon. Ebenezer Bacon, who d. Nov. 1811, 
a. 55, was a man of no ordinary charac- 
ter ; active and energetic, of sound judg- 
ment and good business capacity. He 
justly acquired an influence in the county 
where he lived which few other men have 

Mrs. Bacon was a dan. of DanieH 
Crocker, and was bom at the Old Crock- 
er House, in Barnstable, Nov. 6, 1 769. 
Her father, Daniel,* (b. March 1, 1725-6,) 
was son of Dea. John,^ (b. Feb. 24, 
1683,) whose father, Dea. Job,'^ (b. Mar. 
9, 1644,) was son of Dea. W7//iam> Crock- 
er, who came to New England, in 1634, 

Marriages and Deaths. 



with hia elder broiiier John,' and aoitted 
at Scitoate, bat in 1639 removed thence 
to Barnstable. 

Batchelder, Samh, Salcni, Mnrch 6, a. 
9S ; widow of Wro. Balchelder. 

BATBi, Sarab Inches, Boston, Maj ITth, 
a. 59 ; wife of Dr. George Bates. 

Bathb, Waller MePlierson, BoitoD, Apnl 
S7, a. 64. His chief work woa a pnnore- 
ms of a "Voyage lo Europe," combined 
with a passage Dp tbe Rhine, cxhibilGd n 
fyrw rears since in this coanir; and En- 

Bbebk, Mrs. Naomi, WiUiamstown, March 
13, a. 94. 

fint, Soke; Foster, Boiton, March 33, a. 
7li. She was dsn. of James and Lvdio 
(Dana) Blskc, bora in lliii pnn of Dor- 
chester now Sooib Bosion, Jan. 12th, 
ITM; was a lineal dciircnclHnt in the 
iixth generalion from Willinro and A^- 
nes Blako, who settled in Dorchester ill 
1630. In May, 1808, she marrieJ in 
Boiton, Adum'Bent, wbc 

4th, in the "Oih yi 


bom in Watertown, March ai, 1790, in 
the home occopicd hv his father, Henry 
Bond, thai stood on Main street, below 
the late Dr. Spring's nuidcnce, and di- 
rectly opposite the ancient house of the 
Brown family. His grandfather. Col. 
Willtam Bond, commnnded a regiment 
in the Continental artny, and dying in 
the sorriee, Ang. 3lsi, 1776, wn* buried 
near Ticonderoga. The parents of Dt. 
Bond removed to Lirermore, Me., when 
he was an infant. Thej died soon afler, 
leaving this son and a daaghter, Hannah, 
bom in Livermore, Apiil IS, 1794, who 
married William Dewey, Sept. 25, ISIG, 
and died Hov. 24, 1S37, leaving three 

The Buhject of this notice commenced 
tits academical conrtte at Hebron Acade- 
my, and entered Dartmonth College in 
1609. After graduating, in 1S13, he bo- 
no the study of mcdii-ina with one of 
U>e professors in the college, which he 
continued till IB) 6, when he passed his 
examination, being a tutor in the college 
nearly two jears. He settled Gnl in 
Concord, N. H,, where he resided about 
three yean. He delivered popnlar lect- 
nit< on chemistry each summer while 
liTing in Conconl, and established B 
Beading Room or Atbeneam. In ISIS 
he delivered the oration befom the New 
BatDpshire Phi Beta Kappa Society, and 
was elected that year a Fellow of ibe N. 
H. Med. 8oc., « Censor, and Orator for 
the next anniversary. In Nor. 1819, he 
RRioved to Philadelphia, whom he resid- 
ed till his death, nninanied, a period of 
nearly 40 yearn. Ho commenced prac- 
tice in P. in IS'JO, was for 10 years Iteas- 

;r of the Philadelphia Medical SocietT,"" 

mbcr of the Ki 

a Society for medical inij 

cnt. In 

elected a ... 

adelphia College of PhvBiciBDS, and it* 
secretary in 1838, which office he held, 
nntil ill heollh compelled him lo resign 
in 1S44. He was the anthor of maay 
valuable papere on professional subjects, 
and eontribnled largely lo medical and 
other joamala ; wosa member of numer- 
Otis historical and other societies, and of 
religious and charitable assonalions; was 
for several yean president of the Phita' 
dclphia Board of Health. Though enti- 
tled 10 high consideration and respect, 
wbieh he received, as a phyucian of sue- 
cessful practice, he attained his widest 
reputation elsewhere, as one of the " mott 
successful and thorough of Amerieao 
prosecutors of gcncalogicol history." In 
1835 he pnbliabcd bis "GcDealogiM and 
History of Watertown, Mass.," to which 
he had devoted many ycara of nnliring 
industry. This History of Wolertown 
is not only unique, and a credit to tbe 
literature of America, but it stands unri- 
valled in our conniry, for a work of its 
kind, — a durable monument of bis patient 
industry and research. 

For many years Dr. Bond had been 
snhjcct to an affection of llie bean. In 
August of last year, soon afler hif reiom 
from a visit to Wailham and its neigh- 
borhood, be was attacked with paralyHf, 
from the effects of which he never reoor- 
ertd. He has passed awar, leaving be- 
hind a rare example of charoclor, reso- 
lute will, firmness of purpose, combined 
with tlie gentleness and courtesy of a 
Christian gentleman. See his Histon 
of Watertown for further details of hw 
family history and genealogy. 

He was a Corresponding Member of 
the N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc, and bequeathed 
to it his manuscripts and intcrlekved 
conies of his History of Watertown, as 
well as his unbound ciHiics, amounting 
to a large number of volumes. 

Bonnet, Silence, Pittslicid, March 39, lew 
than one mouth short of 103 years of 
age, the anniveraarr of her birth occur- 
ring on the 36th of 'April. She removed 
&om Eastoii to Pittslicid manv years 
ago ; was in her usual health on Monday 
night, on retiring, and on Tucsdav morn- 
ing was found dead in her bod. She waa 
relict of William, and mother of Edson 
B. Bonner of PittsSold. 

Bowuss, Billy. The Fort Smiih (AA.) 
Tina s»ys : '' Wo learn from Mr. Gco^ 
M. Aird,'wbo arrived yesterday from the 
Scminolo coootry, th'at Billy Bowlegs 
died suddenly at the honso of John 
Jumper, on Friday, March 11. Thus has 
passed away one who has been a terror 


Marriages and Deaths. 


to the settlers of Florida, and one. of the 1 
greatest chiefs and Indian warriors of the 
present day." 

Bradford, Itev. George, Watertown, Feb. 
17th, in the Slst year of his age. He 
was born in Duxburv, June 3, 1828, the 
son of Ephraim, and a lineal descendant 
of Gov. Bradford. On the maternal side 
he was also connected with one of the 
oldest and most respectable families of 
Duxbury. He graduated at Harvard 
College in 1851, was aftenvard Principal 
of the Duxbury Academy, where he had 
previously fitted himself for college. He 
entered the Theological School at Cam- 
bridge in 1853, was ordained at Water- 
town, Nov. 6, 1856, and soon after mar- 
ried. Early in the summer of 1858, a 
severe attack of typhoid fever obliged 
him to suspend his labors, until Septem- 
ber, when he resumed them. But his 
toil was beyond his strength. On the 
opening sabbath of the new year he 
preached for the last time to his people. 
Ilis complaint had settled into incurable 
consumption — from thence his decline 
was rapid. On the morning of the 17th, 
at half past three o'clock, he died. 

Bradlee, Joseph Williams, Boston, Oct. 
31st, aged 9 mos. 11 days, only child of 
Nathaniel J. and Julia li. Bradlee. 

Braman, Rev. Isaac, Georgetown, Dec. 
26th, a. 88. Ho was son of Sylvan us 
and Experience (Blanchard) Braman, 
and was bom in Norton, Mass., the 5th 
of July, 1770. He graduated at H. C. in 
1794, and for several years has !)een the 
only survivor of his class. After leav- 
ing college he studied for the ministry 
with Rev. Jason Haven of Dedham, (H. 
U. 1754,) and Rev. Pitt Clark of Norton, 
(H. U. 1790.) He was ordained, the 7th 
June, 1797, pastor of the Second Parish 
in Rowley, then called North Rowley, 
and since incorporated into a town by 
the name of Georgetown. 

He was successor to Rev. Jas. Chand- 
ler, (H. U. 1728,) who died the 19th 
April, 1789, at the age of 83 years, and 
in the 58th year of his ministry. The 
parish was destitute of a settled minister 
nine years, and Mr. Braman was the last 
of sixty-four candidates who preached 
there on probation. He continaed pastor 
of this society until his death — a period 
of more than sixty-one years. Within a 
few years, on account of the infirmities 
of age, he was obliged to relinquish his 
arduous duties, and the Rev. Charles 
Beecher was ordained as colleague pastor 
with him. 

He married, August, 1797, Hannah 
Palmer, yotmgest daughter of Rev. Jo- 
seph Palmer of Norton, CH. U. 1747,) 
bom 12 Jane, 1773. They had five chil- 
dren, viz.: — I. Harriet, b. 17 July, 1798, 
m. Rer. John Boardman, (D. C. 1817J 

minister in Douglas, Mass.; 2. Milton 
Palmer, b. 6 Aug. 1799, (H. U. 1819,) 
now minister of the First Church in Dan- 
vers, Mass. ; 3. James Chandler, b. 29 
Sept. 1801, d. at sea, (on his passage 
from Calcutta for Salem, seventy-five 
days out,) 5 Dec. 1820; 4. Adeline, b. 
10* July, 1805, d. 10 Sept. 1830 ; 5. Isaac 
Gordon, b. 12 March, 1813, is a physi- 
cian in Brighton, Mass. Mr. Braman 'a 
wife died 14th August, 1835, aged 62; 
and he married for his second wife, in 
1837, Sarah Balch, daughter of John 
Balch, Esq., of Newbury port. She sur- 
vives him. — [Boston Advertiser. 

Brown, Capt. Daniel, Brownstown, Pa 
March 3, a. 89; supposed by some to 
have been the last survivor of the Wy- 
oming massacre. The newspapers state, 
however, that there was then living at 
Fenner, Madison Co., N. Y., David Stod- 
dard, ninety-one years old, who was en- 
gaged in that massacre. 

BuFFUM, Mrs. Mary, wife of Col. Samuel 
Butfum, Orono, Me., April 14th, in the 
70th year of her age. 

BuTTERFiELD, Mrs. Hcpzibah, Tyngsbor- 
ough, March 13, a. 93. 

Calhoun, John, Chicago, Feb. 20, in the 
51st year of his age. He was bom in 
Watertown, Jefferson County, N. Y., 
where he served an apprenticeship at the 
printing business. On the 26th of Nov. 
1833, he issued the first number of the 
Chicago Democrat^ the first newspaper 
ever printed in Chicago, and now pub- 
lished by Hon. John Wentworth. 

Carnahan, Rev. James, D. D., Newark, 
N. J., March 2, a. 84 ; late President of 
Princeton College, which office he held 
for thirty-one years. He was bora Nov. 
15, 1775, in Cumberland Co., Pa. 

Case, Hezekiah, Bloomfield, Conn., Feb. 
23, a. 90. 

Chamberlin, Ann Mary, Lewisbui^, Pa., 
March 4th, in her 90tn year. She was 
bom in New York, — her maiden name 
Kimble; was the fourth wife and the 
relict of Col. William Chamberlin of 
Buffalo Valley, Pa., whom she married 
in 1794. 

Clark, Peter, Belmont, May 2, a. 90 yrs. 
4 mos. 

Clarke, Lucie Laraed, Chicago, May 2, 
a. 40; wife of Samuel C. Clarke, for- 
merly of Boston. 

Cob URN, Rosanna, Andovor, March 20, a. 

Combe, William, Jersey City, Feb. 21, a. 
65. He was a brother of George Combe, 
the celebrated phrenologist, and a native 
of Scotland. 

CoMSTOCK, Josiah, La Harpe, HI., Feb. 
28, a. 94. He was formerly of Spring- 
field, Mass. 

CowLEs, Mark, Westfield, March 21, a. 93. 

Crowell, £ii, Granville, May 23, a. 92. 


Marriages and Deaths. 




CROWRiKSHiBLD.Ednard A.. Boslon, Feb. 
SO, a. 41. He ■was Che youngest son of 
the Uto Hon. Benjamin W. Crownin- 
Bhicld of Salom; born Feb. !5, 1817; 
(trad. H. C. IS36; was a gontkainn of 
libera] cullare and fiae taste, and highlj 
reapecteil wherever known. 

Cutler, Rev. Abel, Nortliamptoa, Feb. 
37, a. 79. 

DlNto, John, Albion, N. Y., Marrh 30th, 
in the Slat " ' " 

in GreanfleL. __ 
by profljMion a printer, 
time with Thomas Didctnan, vho eatab- 
liahed and published the first newspaper 
printed in Greenfield, Feb. 1, 1793. Il 
was at that time ealled the "Impartial In- 
letlif^ncer," but in abonl six months of- 
tcrw^s, thia was dropped, when it took 
the name of the " Greenfield Oiueltc." 
It haa been conlinucd sinee and publi^Led 
under various titles, till ISll, when it 
was united with the Courier, and took 
the name of tlie " Gazette and Courier," 
itliieh it now bears. Mr. D. went to 
Boalon at the e1o«e of his ^prentimahip 
»nd worked in tlie office of Thomas & 
Androwa. In connection with Sereno 
Wright of Northampton lie etlablishcd, 
in 1800, a newspaper in Vermont. Soon 
after he returned to GrecnHclil and pur- 
chased the GnKetle offiee of his former 
master, and continned the paper till 1811. 
In IS3T, he left for Albanj, and was con- 
nected for a while with the " Allian; 
Morning Chronicle." In Kochcster for 
ahont fire jears from 1832, he published 
the "Hocheater Gem." For the lost 15 
fean of his life be reaided in Albion ; 
^wut 8 Tears of ibe time one of the odi- 
lon and proprietors of the " Orleans 
Ameriuan, published in that loim. For 
aereral years he held the office of Loan 
Commissioner for Orleans Count/. 

Dtu, Hon. Samuel, Uamillus, N.T., May 
I, a. 91. In IROS, as major in the New 
York slate infantry, he had eommuid of 
Ihe entire Nonhem Froniier, from the St, 
Lavrenee to Ningara, and Gen. Winllcld 
Bcott serred under him as Lieatenant in 
the line. In ISI3, ho removed to Au- 
bnmi to Camillusin 1B29. 

DojiNS, Itight Rov. Geoffio Washittgton, 
D. D.;l.L. D., EpiaeopafBiahoi) of New 
Jersey, Burlington, April teTth, in hi& 

in IBIS, and was ordaittcd in 1831. Ho 
first officiated in Trinity Church, New 
York; in 1834 he received the appoint- 
ment of ProfesMir of Belles Lettrea and 
Oratory in Trinity College, Cc. In 1838 
he became ajisistant minister at Trinity 
Church, Boston, and in 1830, on the 
death of Rev. Dr. Gardiner, wasolected 
Rector, which po»itian he occupied until 
bo wot consecrated as Bishop of New Jer- 

sey, Oct. 31st, 1833, The nest year b 
was cbosen reetor of St. Mary's Church, 
Burlington, whcro ho haa since remained, 
fullilliTig, besides his Kpiaeopal duties. 
tho» also of mctor and principal of St. 
Mary's Halt and Burlinirton College-J 
institutions for young ladies ai ' 
men, eslabliahcd !iv hiinaclf. 

Dbie£, Thomas M., at Zunearillc, O^ 
May 8, by ilronuing. He was a t 
of Ireland, hut had long reaided ii 
country. He waa a good seliolar, * 
fine oratorical abilities, and hod h 
prafesBor in Ohio College. 

DuREN, William, Carlisle, March 3, a. M.* 

Cauks, Mrs. Martha, Lnnenburg, March 
Bth, a. 91. 

Eaton, William, Worcester, May Itb, a. 
92 yrs. 7 mos. 

Eddt, Caleb, Chicopee, Feb. 32, of apo- 
plexy, in the 74ih year of bis age. He 
was loDC a resident of Boston ; early in 
life of the firm of Bemis & Eddy, mer- 
chants, on Long Wharf. Ho was super- 
intendent of the Middlesex Canal many 
yean, a member of the Board of Alder- 
men in 1823 and 1834, and Democratic 
candidato for Mayor in 1838 and 1838. 

EiMiE, laaoc, Jersey City, March lOih, s. 
58 ; thu well known pyioiocbnist. Mr. 
Edge was one of the first manufiicturen 
of firo works in the United Slates. 


Ft EI 

FLtNT, William, Canaan, N. Y., Much 13, 
a. 96. 

Foes, Snrah, Soco, Me., April I 
widow of Edward Fosa. 

Fowler, Samuel, DauTersport] Feb. 1 
a. 83 yrs. 5 mos. 

Gasdnkb, Ebeneicr, Nantucket, May 3, • 
94 years 7 mos. 4 days. He waa bom BT 
the island of Nantnckel, Sept. 29, ITM 
Early in the spring of 1781, at the ag<^ 
sixteen, ho joined, with soTCral «'' 
of his townsmen, the privatcct " 
Hound," which was taken by (he " 
era! Arnold" and carried into E 
Hook.* Ho was then iraniferrcd ti 
sloop of war liatilosnake, from thence toV 
the Mnrlborongh 74, one of Adminl 
Rodney's fleet, which, joined by Admi- 
mls Drake and Hood, achieved the cele- 
lirnled viciory over Comte do Graue, in 
Ihe West Indies, in April, tTS3, Mr. 
Gnrdncr fought the seventh gun on the 
seeood deck in this engagement. All the 
men around him were kiTled, and at one 
time he had the shot stricken from Iiii 
liond by one from tho enemy. There 
were four other Nantocketeta beside Mr, 
G. in thia engagement, vii,: Thomu 
Hnssey, Daniel CoRia. Prince Coleman, 
and Peleg Barter; and the probability '' 
that ilr. Gardner is tho lut of that h(- 


Marriages and Dtvlhs. 

number irlio worn engaged in s liatttc 
over mcTnorable to the people of Eag- 
land, OS it ea*tained their lupremnej in 
the West Indiei for the past seronlj'- 
seven ycura. After tlio batlle the Marl- 
borough mailed for New York, returned 
to the West Indin in November, and 
thcnrc lo England. Mr. O. was on bonnl 
the Marlbarou);h 28 raontbs. Onbia n 
Inm to Nantucket he soon cnga^d i 
voja^^ci to the Grand Bank, various 
whnling vojages, and then again for a 
while in tbe merchant service. Be had 
R large Family to whom he itbi tendcrl; 
endeared, leaving to them and others 
an example of honeat industry, living 
" above fear and above reproach." — 
Abridgtd Jrom Naalucktl laqairB-, May 
13, 1859. 

OlLCatilST, Robert, Carlisle, Feb, 33, a. 96. 

GLA2IBR, Jaion, West BoylstoD.Maj 18th, 

GoOLC, Jonas, New Braintrco, March 33, 
a. 81 ; April 14, Capt. Daniel Gould, a. 
84. Thcv were brotbera. 

Gn*Hxii, James, Induntry, Me., May S, a. 
81 jrs. 11 raos. II days. Mr. Grahnm 
has been an inhabitant of two stntca, 
three counties, and four towns, without 
a change of domicil; all these chants 
having b«en made by the separntion of 
Maine from Maseachnaetta, and the alter- 
ations of county and town lines, while be 
hoB resiiicd in iho aomo house. 

Gbat, Hon, John, Forreslvillc, N. Y., 
April 33, a. 90. 

HlMHOND, Sarah, Boaton, April 3, a. 91 ; 
widow of Samuel Hammond. 

IUbkbll, G«n. William T., Lexington, 
Ky., at the Insano Asylum, March 30; 
well known as an orator and politician. 
He aerveii in the Mexican war; and was 
a Representative in Congress from Ten- 
ncsce from 1S4T 10 1B49. The newspa- 
pen stale iliat his father removi^ to Ten- 
ncsee about hair a century ago, from 
Cumberland, R. I., nnd thai he has rela- 
tives living in the latter place. 

ExwBS, Mrs. Mary, New Bedford, March 

mcrchanl, but it 

. ». 90. 

Hbks HAW, Joshua Sidney. TJtica, May B9lh. 
His name, originallr Joshua Hcnshaw 
Belcher, was cbangeil bv the Penosvlvn- 
Dial,egislatnreinl845. lie wai:thee^dest 
son of Joshua and Charlotte (Bshcook) 
Belcher; was bom in Boston I6th Ucto 
ber, 1811, and was therefore 47 rears of 
age. He was a descendant of tlie colo- 
nial Governor Belcher, His fnlhcr was 
of tbe nrm of Belcher tk Armstrong, well 
known printcn and publishers in Boston, 
in the earlv part of the present centi 
Mr. Hensiiaw was educated partly 
Lciceelcr Academy, and partly at the 
High School in Boston. In 1837 he en- 
tered the counting room of H. H. Will- 
iams, dry goods dealer, Boston, for die 

purpose of bflcoiaing a mGrchs 
was soon evident that this wi 
element. Be then began the study of 
the classics with a view of cnlcring Har- 
vard College, but was obliged lo relin- 
qnish his studies on account of ill IteiUlh. 
The winter of 1839, he passed in Florida, 
and reliu^ing in the spring he rcsnmcd 
bis studies at Northampton; but the next 
year he was again compelled lo aeek ■ 
milder climate, and passed the winter in 
New Orleans. In Sepiemlier, 1833, hav- 
ing regained his health, bo accepted tha 
appointment of Teacher in Chauncy Hall 
Institnte in thia citv. In September, 
1837, he was appofnled Profcasor of 
Mathematics in the United States Navy, 
and sailed In the Columbia frigate, spend- 
ing the next two-and-a-half yean on 
board that ship In a voyage round the 
world, and on his rctam wrote a very in- 
tcrcsling account of his vovage in a work 
which was published under the title — 
"Around the World." On hia return in 
1841, he temporarily resigned hia posi- 
tion in the Nary, and entered iha office 
of Jndgo Mallory of Philadelphia, with 
whom hepursned the study of tlio law. 
He was admitted to the bar in 1843, aod 
the Game year was re-inatated in the liKtj 
ns ProfesMf of Malliematicl. In 1847, 
he went to Enropo in the fiigaio Mace> 
(Ionian, lo carry the contrihationa of the 
United Slates lo starving Ireland. He 
retained Lis olBce in the navy nnttl 1848, 
he then actllcd in Ulica where he remain- 
ed practiiing law until hia death. Ha 
married, 11th Mareh, 1846, Jane Handy 
of Uticn. His children were: 1. Emily 
Henshaw, horn 17lb July, died 31st July, 
1848; 3. John Henshaw, bom 9th Ju^, 
1850; S. Abbiol..,bora August, 18SI. 

He publiahed, 1. Philosophy of Un- 
man Progress, 1835: 3. Incitement to 
Moral and Intellectual Well.doing, 1B5S; 
3. Around tlin World, 1840, and a second 
edition in 1846; 4. Life of Father Mat- 
thew, 1847; 5. United Stales Manual 
for Consuls, 1849. When taken by hia 
last illness, he was engaged on a woric 
designed to apply to practical life the 
rules of Scripture. The plan is quite 
novel and Indicates the line of thonghl 
and stndy in which he delighted. The 
work was nearly completed, and is enti- 
titled "Bible Ethics. " 

He was a Corresponding Member of 
the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 

HiLDRiTH, Dr. Israel, LoweU, April E, in 
the 70th year of his age. 

HiisHAK, Abel, Soutlibury, Conn., l 93. 
[Paper, Mag STih. 

Hdd^oii, Rev. John B., Leicester, N. T., 
April 36, a. 89. Father Hudson, as he 
was univcraally called, was bom in Hart- 
land. Lilchtiefd Connly, C^onn., in the 
year 1770. In 1T96 he removed with hi* 

Marriages and Deaths. 

Y. In 

the M, 

Ffniiklin, Dclnwarc County, N". 
]»(H he eonncclpd liimself willi 
iliodiit dcnuminHiion belongini; 
lo ihf Herkimer Cirruu, which included 
nil llic fhimiica rroiu Hudion RJTcr Id 
[he Ck-iiesue, During that year he en- 
tered tlic ministrv, preaclting and travel- 
ling west along the soathora tlor to Allo- 
gnny County. Hii dutiei were Isbori- 
001 — encouncerine thoMi I rial a experi- 
enced by the rnithfal itinerant pioneer- 
To his labors mnny prosperous churchci 
are indebted for their organisation. 
About the vear IS34 he went to Lficci- 
ter, tlien Allen's Hill, the only nlilic set- 
tlement on the Genesee Rircr below An- 
Slica. Subsequcnily he preached in 
9 towns of Grovelund, Spiirtit, EasI 
Hill, DnnTille, Avon. Limn, Livanin. &c. 
Ho eonlinned lo labor in llio t 
lages and settlements from Ca;Fn^a Co. 
west to Lnke Erie, till bis tniDislcriitl 
labors as a pastor ccued. 
HcFi', Widow Betwv, Ljtnan. Mc, Maj 
IBih, a. 90; recency Trotn Kenncbunk- 

HDKBOLDT,PredcrickHe!nri(^h Alexander, 
Berlin, May Gth, in the 90ili year of hU 
ago; the eelebralcd iravcllcr, aalhor, 
natnmtisi, and man of science. Ke was 
iMin in Berlin, Sept. I4ib, 1769. His 
prineipal work is his " Cosmos," 

HcNT, Mrs. Kuih, Morbleheud, March 31, 
a. 90. 

BuKTiNGTON, MisR MohitabU, Middle- 
lown. Conn., Feb. 19th, a. 74; dau. of 
the lats Hev. Enoch, and neiee of Sam- 
oel Huniingron, one of the signcn of the 
DectaratiDn of Indcpendance. 

Jambbon, Alexander, Salem, Laseme Co., 
Pa., Feb 10, in bis SSth jcnr. 

jAQiTBa, Col. Sam'l, at " Ten Hills Farm, 
SomerTlllc, March S7lh, in the B3d year 
of his B|^. He wu horn at Wilming- 
ton, in the county of Middlesex, Sciit, 
13, 1776. He was a descendant in (he 
fifth gencmiion from Henry ilatjuoa, who 
came from Kngland and settled in Kc 
bury, in 1610. The mother of the ■ 
ceased was of (he Thompson family 
which is honorably mentioned in Wu- 
bum history, Hor uncle, Daniel Thomo- 
aon, was among llioie killed at the battle 
of Lexington. Ris father was a fanner 
and tlius he became early imimed with 
the spirit of whatever related to agrieo!- 
Inrc. When a voting mao he sought 
hnsincBs In the city, which he obtained. 
He gmdnally became a wealthy man, 
but. Buddenly, by the fiiilarc of a housu 
in London, he was stripped of his prop- 
erty, but his health, energy, courage, and 
rep'ntaiian remiuncd. Soon afler, through 
the influence of a joint slock company, 
the "Ten Hills form" was obtained 
and placed in his power snbscqnently lo 
pnrcbasc. Here he passed the last twen- 

ly-eighl years of his life engaged in those 
pursuits which have embalmed his mem- 
ory in the agricultural literature of the 
CommonwcsLlth. He was Dartleulorly 
Rated for bis experiments in ilie breeding 
of the various and choicest kinds of do- 
mestic animals, and the lovers of good 
fruit, among other things, are indebted to 
him for the propagation and disscmiua- 
ticu of the celebrated peach which bean 
his name. He was the chief marshal of 
the procession at the laying of the comer 
stone of the Bunker Hill Monument, by 
Gen. La Fayette, Juno 17ih, ltJ2S. Ha 
was Inspector General of Hops for the 
statoof Massachusetts, between TSOGand 
1837. During that term of office, hii 
accurately kept books show that upward* 
of BcvcDty-six thousand bags, coniaininK 
in the aggregate more than sixteen milt 
ion pounds of hops, valued at above two 
million dollars, were submitted to bis in- 

Through his lengthened life he had in 
a remarkable degree good health, men- 
tioning, in his 81st year, that he had not 

of the private letter-box s 
Post Omce in Boston ; having an cslen- 
■ire corrcspondenee, and not liking to 
wait for the assorting of a large coTloc- 
tion of letters, he placed a box within 
the office, requesting the postmaster to 
have his letters put into il, which wai 
done, and the plan was soon imitated. 
His diarv, occapjing somo forty or fifty- 
large volamc*, IS a literary cnrionity, and 
wonld, if pablisbcd, furnish a lat^ fund 
of iniercsling and valuable information. 
About two years since, he staled that 
sini« tlie vear 1800 he had written some- 
thing in tills diarj' almost evcty day. 

Jones, Lois, Lynn, March I, a. 94 ; widow 
uf Nathaniel Jones. 

EiiNDALL, Rev. James, D. D., Plymouth, 
March 17, at the age of »9 veam, 4 mos. 
14 days, after a ministry uf more than 
59 vcars. Me was the yoangcst son of 
Major James Kendall of Stcrlinir, Mass., 
and was bom in ihal town, Nov. 3d, 
1769. He bad two brothers, one of whom 
was a physician, and the orficr a school- 
master who died in Dnnvers at the age 
of a*. His mother's original name was 
Eliiabcih Mason. She was born in Lex- 
ington, tie was ncoriv fitted to enter 
Harvard Univeraiiy at the age of 14, un- 
der the instmction of Hcv. Benben Hol- 
comb, the minister of Sterling, who wu 
a grad. of Y. C. 1774, hnt hw eves faU- 
ing hini in consequence of close appli- 
cation, be was obliged, for scicral years, 
(0 give ap the hope of obtaining a'liber- 
al eduialion. From that' lime until he 
was al ycnr^ of age ho worked on hi* 
rttber's farm in saptmer, and, when ohl 

[July, 1 

d in those 1 

his mem- ] 


Marriages and Deaths. 


enough, taught school in winter. Dar- 
ing that period his eyes recovered their 
strength, and returning to his studies, 
was prepared to enter Harvard College, 
where he graduated in 1^96. After leav- 
ing college he was appointed assistant 
teacher in Phillips Academy at Andover, 
and, suhsoquently, was tutor of Greek in 
the college. He pursued his theological 
studies under the direction of Dr. Tap- 
pan, then Professor of Divinity in the 
University, and Rev. Jonathan French, 
minister of the Second Church in Ando- 
ver. He was ordained over the First 
(the Pilgrim) Church in Plymouth, Jan. 
1, 1800, and was the sole pastor of the 
society for thirty-eight years. On the 3d 
of Jan. 1838, Rev. George W. Briggs 
was chosen an assistant, where he re- 
mained fifteen years. Dr. Kendall's col- 
leagues, successively to Mr. B., were 
Rev. Henry L. Mvrick, Rev. George S. 
Ball, and Rev. Edward II. Hall. The 
latter was ordained Jan. 5th of the pres- 
ent year. On the 3d of January, 18.50, 
Dr. K. preached his semi-centennial ser- 
mon which was printed. He was twice 
married. His first wife was Sarah Poor, 
dau. of Deaj!on Daniel Poor of Andover, 
to whom he was married in June, 1800. 
She was the mother of six children, — 
throe of whom are living. She died 
Feb. 13, 1809, in the 33d year of her age. 
His second wife was Sally Kendall, dau. 
of Dea. Paul Kendall of Templcton. 
She was married June 17, 1810, and died 
Feb. 5, 1845, aged 65, after severe sutfer- 
ing, during almost 30 years, from repeat- 
ed attacks of neuralgia. She was the 
mother of six children, all living except 
one, who died at Madison, Wis., March 
9, 1853, in the 35th year of his age. 

Rev. George W. Briggs, his first col- 
league, now of Salem, delivered a ser- 
mon at the funeral of Rev. Dr. Kendall, 
Sundav afternoon, March 20th. This 
discourse was published. 

Kino, Esther, Hawley, Dec. 21, a. 92; 
widow of Amos King. She had 11 chil 
dren, 53 grand-children, and 64 great- 

Lane, Albert G., Machias, Me., March 
27th, a. 50 ; son of Col. Daniel Lane of 

Larraber, Prof. William C, at his home 
in Greencastlo, Indiana, May 5th, at 5 
o'clock, A. M. Professor Larrabee ha^^ 
occupied many positions of usefulness 
and honor. He commenced his career 
as a teacher, and through his long life he 
was identified with the cause and ad- 
vancement of education. At Alford, Me., 
for two years he was in charge of an 
academy. This was in 1828. From 
thence he took charge of the first college 
class formed at Wesleyan University, 
Middletown, Ct. In 1831 he went to 

Cazenovia, N. Y., to take charge of the 
first Methodist institution of learning in 
that state, where he remained five years. 
From this place he went to the Maine 
Wesleyan Seminary at Readfield. In the 
fall of 1840 he was elected to the chair of 
mathematics by the trustees of the Indi- 
ana Asbury University, at Greencastle, 
in this state. For many yv.-» *s^he occu- 
pied this position with great succt^.^, and 
for a short period he officiated as l"^8i- 
dent. Upon the organization of the cottt 
mon school system, under the new con- 
stitution. Professor Larrabee was elected 
the first Superintendent of Public In- 
struction in 1852, which he held two 
years. He was again re-elected to this 
position in 1 856. In the interval he act- 
ed as Superintendent of the Blind Asy- 
lum by appointment of Gov. Wright. 
He was also, at one time, in 1850 we be- 
lieve, a Visitor to West Point. In Jan- 
uary, 1856, he became one of the propri- 
etors of this paper, which he continued 
for nearly a year, without taking an ac- 
tive participation in its management. 

Professor Larrabee was a fiuent writer 
and contributed largely to the press. For 
several months previous to his first elec- 
tion as Superintendentof Public Instruc- 
tion, he edited the Ladies Repository. 
He was the author of " Rosabower," 
" The Scientific Evidence of Christiani- 
ity," which is extensively used as a text- 
book, and "Asbury and his Coadjutors." 
\lndiana}yoli8 Sentinel. 
Little, Ephraim, Marshfield, March 23, 
a. 92 yrs. 8 mos. I day. He was the last 
living descendant in the fourth genera- 
tion of Thomas Little and Anna War- 
ren, who were married at Plvmonth, 
April 19th, (29th, N. S.) 1633, sfie being 
a daughter of Richard Warren the May- 
flower pilgrim ; her mother died at Ply- 
mouth, Oct. 2d, (1 2th, N. S.) 1673, aboat 
93 years of age. The Plymouth Colony 
Records say, "aged above 90 years. 
He was also, through his grandmother, a 
descendant in the fourth generation of 
Constant Southworth and Elizabeth Coll- 
ier, who were married at Plymouth, Nor. 
2d, (12th. N. S.) 1637. The mother of 
Constant Southworth, who was the sec- 
ond wife of Governor Bradford, died, 
according to the Plymouth Colony Rec- 
ords, March 26th,' (A^ril 5th, ^. S.) 
" four score years of age or thereabouts." 
His father's age was 90 years, 5 months, 
26 days, and his grand -parents en his 
father's side were respectively 83 years, 
10 months, 28 days, and 85 years. One 
of his father's brothers lived to be about 
96, one 95 years, 5 months, 14 days, and 
another 84 years, 5 months, 5 days ; and 
a sister to be about 94 years. Of his own 
brothers and sisters, one was 88 years, 8 
months, 8 days, another 87 years, 9 mos. 



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Marriages and Deaths. 


MuspRATT, Susan We!)b, Livcq^opl, Eng., 
May 11th, well known to the theatrical 
worid as Miss Susan Cushmnn, particu- 
larly famed for her delineation of the 
lovely "Juliet." She was the daughter 
of Elkanuh and Mary Eliza (Babbitt) 
Cushman, and a younj^r sister of Miss 
Charlotte Cushman, who often pei-sonat- 
cd with Miss Susan, the character of 
"Romeo." She was bom Marcli 17, 
1822; m. Nelson M. Meriman, at Boston, 
March 14, 1836, by whom she had, Chas. 
Edwin, who was recently in the U. S. 
Navy. Her second husband was Prof. 
James Sheridan Muspratt, of the " Liv- 
erpool Koyal Colle«;c of Chemistry," 
whom she married. Mar. 22, 1848. She 
first appeared on the theatrical staple in 
New York city in 1837, and after a brill- 
iant career of ten years acting; in Euroj)e 
and America, retired. from the stage in 
Livei-pool, Eng., in 1847. She died sud- 
denly from the effects of a cold. See 
"Cushman Genealogy," pp. 511-514, 

Nichols, Kev. Ichabod, D. D., Cambridge, 
Jan. 2, X. 75. He was boni in Ports- 
mouth, N. II., July .5, 1784. When he 
was but five or six years old his parents 
removed to Salem, Mass., where they 
both died at an advanced age. He grad. 
at II. C. 1802, was a tutor in mathemat- 
ics at the college, from 1805 till 1809. 
and on the 7th of June of the latter year 
was ordained in Portland (as colleague 
with Rev. Samuel Deane, D. D.,) the 
third pastor of tlie first parish, organized 
in 1727, the first in the state east of Ken- 
nebunk. Rev. Thomas Smith, the first 
pastor, was ordained and the church 
formed, in March, 1727. He continued 
in the pastoral office to the close of his 
life in 1795, — a period of sixty-eight 

. years, two months and a third • Dr. 
beane was settled as his colleague in 
1764; and this was the only religious so- 
ciety in Portland until 1788, when the 
Second Parish was established. Dr. 
Deane's pastorate contmucd fifty years, 
and was closed by his death in 1814. Dr. 
Nichols was sole pastor from the decease 
of Dr. Deane, to Jan. 1855, when the 
present pastor. Rev. Horatio Stebbins, 
was settled as his colleague. The con- 
nection of Dr. Nichols with the society, 
now terminated by his death, has extend- 
ed to more than forty-nine years. Dr. N. 
was twice maiTie<l : first, to Dorothy, 
daughter of Gov. Gilman of New Hamp- 
shire, to whom he was united May 15, 
1810. She died in 1831, leaving two 
Bons,^one a phyfician in Standish, the 
other a clergyman in Saco. ' His second 
wife, now living, is a daughter of the late 
Stephen Higginson of Boston. 

Dr. Nichols received the degree of D. 
D. from Bowdoin College, in 1821, and 

the same from Harvard University in 

Olmstead, Prof Denison, LL. D., New 
Haven, May Idth, a. 68. He graduated 
at Yale College in 1813, was elected Pro- 
fessor of Chemistry in the University of 
North Carolina in 1815. -While there ho 
made a geological survey of that state, 
the first geological state survey, it is said, 
ever made in this country. In 1825, ho 
was elected Professor of Mathematics 
and Natural Philosophy in Yale College, 
which place he filled at the time of his 

Patten, Lt. Col. William, at Bedfonl, N. 
H., Dec. 23, 1858, a. 67 y. 8 m. 12 d. 
He was b. at Bedford, April 11, 1791, 
and was son of Joseph and grandson of 
Samuel Patten, — the latter of whom was 
b. in Ireland in 1713. His mother was 
Mary, dau. of Adam Dickey of Bedford. 
He was bred a farmer, and inheriting his 
father's farm successfully cultivated it; 
but later in life became extensively inter- 
ested in real estate in Manchester, N. H., 
where he erected many expensive build- 
ings. By his enterprise and libemlity 
his name has become identified with the 
city of his adoption. His interest in its 
welfare did not end with its material 
wants, but the school, the lyccum and 
the church came in for a share of his pat- 
ronage. He has, says Col. Potter, "done 
more for the city of Manchester, than 
any other man, living or dead, always 
excepting William Amory, Esq.," of 

In 1854, on the formation of the bat- 
talion of " Amoskeag Veterans " ho was 
elected lieutenant colonel of the corps, 
and held his office till his resignation in 
1857. At the anniversary of the battal- 
ion, Feb. 22 last, his death was noticed, 
and Col. C. E. Potter of Hillsborough, 
past commander of the " Veterans," paid 
a fitting tribute to his memory. 

Ho married Hannah, (dan. of his ancle 
John,) Patten, whose death occurred a 
few months previous to his own. They 
left no children. 

Perkins, Miss Louisa, Boston, Dec. 15th| 
a. 53 years, 11 months, 24 days. 

Phillips, Mrs. Hannah, Squam Beach, 
Monmouth Co., N. J., Feb. 22, in the 
108th year of her age. Her husband was 
one of the defenders of the "block 
house " at Tom's river, in the revolution- 
ary war, and was also engaged in repel- 
ling the numerous attacks of that noto> 
rious band known as the- "Pine Rob- 
bers," who infested that part of the coun- 
ty of Monmouth. See Barber and Howe's 
tlist. Coll, of N. /., p. 351. 

PiCKEniNO, John Knight, Portsmouth, N. 
H., Feb. 21 St, a. 66. He was bom at 
Newington, but early removed to P. He 
was a descendant of the first John Pick- 

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ering, wlio?p tinme and doeds ulancl prom- 
inent in ihp curly hiaioni of PorMmouih, 

FiiCHDB, George, Pern, JUirh 26, «. 91. 

P1J.TT. Hulcn LivingBWn, Vonkers, U. Y., 
April a, B. 93 ; widow of Joniu I'lati, 
Dun o( tlie Judges of iho Suprotne Court, 
anil sister of the Iste Dr. J»hn Living- 
ston, Tormurly Prdidcnt of Ru^n Col- 
lege, N. J. &bc died ni iho resideaco of 
her Eon. Zi-phnniab Pltitt- 

pRiTi, llov. Hwinibal, Colutnbua, Teiaa, 
Dec. lull. 18S7, ».30. Mr- Pralt vras a 
imtire of Tintnonlli, Vt., where he spent 
the flrat Bcvonlecn ycnrs of his lilo. In 
1SU he nimovcd to Malagurdii, Texas, 
rBinidninK till Sept. 1848, when he en- 
tered the Freshman class of Trinitr Col' 
lege, Hsnfard, Conn. At the beginning 
ofhis senior year, 1851, ho wns compelled 
bj ill health to lay down his books and 
return to Texas. Be was ordained Dea- 
ron bv Bishop Frocman in 1854, at St. 
Paul's Coitege, of whieh he was one year 
Beclor, and Frieat in thu fallowing year, 

Pdrkitt, Phebe Lcaeli, Qodion, Mav 12ib, 
a- 93 vrs. S mos.; widow of Major "Henry 

Beau, Col. Jonathan, Brooklyn, N. Y., a. 
B7. He was a nephew of Col, Dcxlvr, 
one of the Aids of Gen. Washington, 
He is said to have been (h<9 invenior of 
the Hrst reaping machine built, and tlie 
first ta introdnee the Lima bean in iliis 
country, importing it himsslf from Lima, 
in ISOO- 

BiciiARDs, Rfiv. John.D.D., Hanover, N. 
H., Mar. S9, A- 61 . He was son of Sam- 
uel Richards of Farmington, Cl., whtre 
he was b. May H, 1797. He grad, Y. C. 
isai, and at Andover Thcol. Seminary, 
1831. Afterwards he edited a relifious 
newspaper at Windsor, Tt., whieh he 
ably eonduclsd for several years. In 
1 842 he was colled to iho pastorate of tbe 
Congregational Church at Uaiiover, N. 
H.. n church composed of the ciliiens of 
the (own together with the Faculty and 
Students of Dnrtinouth College. """- 
important positioa be filled with ci 
sbilily till his death, a period of nearly 
nveoleen yoara. Ho was a most impres- 
sive and iaatmctive preacher, a kind pas. 
tor, a genial companion and ~ ~ ~~ 
hearted friend. 

By bis wife Emily, danghu'r of Zenas 

Cowles of Farmington, who Durvivei 

him, he had four children ; of whom 

~' John, (D. C. IBSl.) DOW a iawrer of 

^fittstou. Lucerne Co., Pa., and two 
ashtcr^ ore living. 

He was a resident member of the N. 
B. Hist. Gen. Society. 

BlOHAUDSOK, Abigail, Woreestor, March 
31, a. 90 ; widow of John Dichard:ion of 

SjmPHON, Chi 

the 42d year of his age. He was of tin 

well known publishing firm of Phillips, 
Sampson & Co., Boston. 
Sarqent, Grace, Leicester, April ISlb, >■ 

April S4tb, a. 98. 

SELDOH. Mercy, Troy, N. Y., Mar. SBtli, 

in the 90tb year of her age. She waa 

bom in Scituoto. R. L, Dec 19th, 1TG9, 

and removed to Troy, in 1803, with bet 

father, Elder James Sheldon. 

KiTB, Mre. Temperance, Tisbory, ■. 96. 

[ Tranairipl, Aoni ilh, 

HiTn, Hod. Oliver U., Indianapolis, Ind., 

March 19. He was a Rcprcseniniive in 

Congress from Indiana, 1837^9, and & 

Senator, 1837-43. He published, in 

1898, "Early Indiana Trials, Skolchea, 

and Reminiscencee." Philadelphia. Svo. 

pp, 64S. 

TuoKAB. Mrs. Mary, Charlestown, Feb, 
a7, a. so yrs- 6 moB. 12 days; widow of 
Charles Thomss of Marsli&eld, and dan. 
of Ihc late Joshua Cnshinan of Dnxborj. 

TiioxA«>, Isaac, Marshfleld, Mar. e, ■. SS. 

""iLLiNOHAST, Amos Atwoll, Pawtndtn, 
Mass., March 19tb, a. 06. He WM tot 
more thou 30 years cashier of the Paw- 
lai'kct Bank, h. in Providence, It. I, U» 
13, 179a, m. Sept. 14, 1834. Mary Silei, 
dau. of Henry and Lucy Jerauld of Waf- 
wick, R. I., who sarvircs. Their dao. 
and only child, Frances, m, Francis PratI, 
and d. at Pawtneket, April 23d, 1658, 
leaving one son and two dans. Mr. T. 
WHS a descendant of Bev. Pardon Tillin- 
ghast, in the flfUi generation : — I. Be<r. 
Panlan TilUnghost, b. about 1623, emi* 

Salt'd from Seven Cliff, near BMcby 
i;Bd, Eng.; came lo ProvidcnM, R. L, 
through Connecticut, Nov. 19, 1643^ waa 
pastor of the First Baptist Chuteh, and 

d. there, Jan. 29, I717-1B: m, Isl, ; 

ad, Ljdis Tabcr, Fab. 16, 1664, dao. 
probably of Philip T. of Tiverton, R, L 
a. Joseph Tillingfiast, 9ih child of R«t. 
Pardon and tbe 6th of Lydio, 2d wifb, b. 
1ST7. admitted freeman, 1701. 3. Nich> 
olas Tillinghast, Lieut. Gov. and Jndga 
of Rliode bland, b. at Prov idea ce, .May 
36, I7SG; m. Ist, Susan Dyer; 3d, Jo- 
anna Jeuki, Sept. 2S, 17S4, who d. Mar. 
30th, 1797 ; 3d, Ruth {Phillips) Edwarda 
of Marhlchcud, a descendant of Rev. 
George Phillips of Watertown, Ua**.; 
she d. at Taunton, 19 March, 1809, aged 
74. Mr. Tillinghast removed to Taan- 
ton, 19 March, 1799; d. there Fob. 26, 
1797. Ho was of the Sandenuuiiaii 
church, and during tbe t«valnlion waa 
BtlHched to the ro}^ cause, for which ha 
suffered temporary imprisonment, i. 
Nicholas Tiinngbast, b. at Providenca, 
Jan. 34, 1767, m, Betsey, dnu. of Araoa 
Alwcll of Providence, b, Oct, 18, 1770, 
d. at Medfield, Haas., March IB, 1834. 
Mr, T. was a lawyer at Taunton, an nc- 


Genealogies, Histories, ifc. 


tive federalist, and sereral times elected 
to the state legislature. He d. at Taun- 
ton, April 24, 1818. 5. Amos Atwell 
Tillinghast, the subject of this notice, 
who was a Member of N. E. Hist. Gen. 
Society. w. t. 

Usher, John G., Winchester, Feb. 28, a. 

Warher, Noah, Kentsville, Nova Scotia,* 
Jan. 20, a. 97 ; formerly of New Brain- 
tree, leaving two brothers and four sis- 
ters, none less than 75. Two brothers 
died within a few years, one 95 and the 
other 84, sons and daughters of Ware- 
ham and Hannah Warner. 

Warner, Mrs. Annis, Springfield, May 
1 7th, a. 93. 

Webster, Mrs. Lucy, Orono, Me., May 
7th, a. 76; widow of Col. Ebcnezcr 
Webster. Mrs. W. was the daughter of 
the late Paul Dudley, Esq., of Milford, 
Me. She was a lineal descendant of 

ithe 4th generation from) Gov. Joseph 
)udley. Col. Webster, to whom sne 
was married Sept. 5, 1 805, died at Orono, 
Aug. 16, 1855, a. 75. 

Webster, Stephen, Haverhill, May 25, a. 
91 yrs. 5 mos. 

WiARD, John, Rcmsen Comers, Medina 
County, Ohio, Jan. 18th, a. 99 yrs. 7 
mos. 19 days. He was bom in New Ha- 
ven, Conn., May 29, 1759. 

Willis, Elizabeth, Salem, March 20th, a. 
94 ; widow of Capt. John Willis. 

Wilson, George, Canandaigua, N. Y., 
March 27, a. 64 ; editor of the Canan- 
daigua Repository. 

Wilson, Prof. Charles, Rochester, N. Y., 
April 28 ; a teacher of music. His moth- 
er died the same day, aged 90. 

Winchell, Eli, East Granville, April 8, 
a. 92. 

WooDARD, Mrs. Sarah, Northficld, May 
8th, a. 95. 

4 •»•< 

Town Histories. — Dorchester^ Mass. — The ninth number of this valuable history 
was issued in May last. It makes, with the numbers previously issued, 564 pages. 
This instalment completes the sketches of the Teachers oi Dorchester, and commences 
those of the Graduates of Harvard College. 


Eaddaniy Ct. — In our last number we referred to this work, and by the kindness of a 
fnend we are now enabled to describe it. The title is, — A History of the Towns of 
Haddam and East-Haddam. By David D. Field, A. M., Pastor of the Church in 
Haddam. Middletown: 1814. pp.48. The book contains much genealogical infor- 
mation, the last six pages being give^ to the subject, though in a general manner, and 
without many dates. It deserves mention as one of the earliest town histories extant. 

Newlfurgh, N. Y. — Two numbers of a history of this town, by E. M. Ruttenber, have 
been issued this year (to subscribers only) from the press of E. M. Ruttenber & Co., of 
Newburgh. Each number contains 32* royal 8vo. pages, and is furnished at 25 cents. 
The work is to be illustrated with views, maps, portraits, etc., drawn by Charles W. 
Tice. The portion already issued is well executed. 

Proposed Town Histories. — HaverhiU, Mass. — G. W. Chase, Esq., editor of the 
"Masonic Joumal," Haverhill, and author of several Masonic works, is engaged upon 
a new history of that ancient town. Mr. Mirick's history (12 mo., 1832) is now quite 
rarely obtained, and besides, a new history is needed to contain the later events, and 
the result of more recent investigations. 

MoiUpelier, Vt. — Hon. D. P. Thompson, of Montpelier, whose literary reputation 
guarantees an interesting work, is reported to have in preparation a history of that 
place. "Judge Thompson" says the Historical Magazine, "is admirably qualified for 
the task. He wrote the account of Montpelier for his namesake, Zadock Thompson, 
which was published in the Gazetteer as early as 1824 ; and his knowledge of its early 
and more modem history is probably unsurpassed." 

GUeadj Me. — We leam from the Magazine just quoted, that Mr. George Chapman is 
writing the history of the above town. 

Proposed Genealogies. — ChampUn. — J. D. Champlin, Jr., Esq., of Stonington, 
Conn., is collecting materials for a genealogy of the descendants of JeoiFrev Champlin, 
who was of Newport, R. I., in 1638, and subsequently one of the first settfers of Wes- 
terly, in the same State. He requests the co-operation of all of the name in the Union, 
^ho are interested in the. undertaking, and will be thankful for anjr information in 
regard to the transatlantic history of the family, or of its early history in this country. 

Coffin. — Joshua Coffin, Esq., of Newbury, author of the history of that town, is pre- 
paring for publication a genealogy of the descendants of Tristram Coffin, (who came 

Genealogies, Histories, ^c. [July, 

to Ameriodi in 1^3,) derircd in part from MSS. left by the late Dr. Charles Ck)ffin, of 

Xcw History or the Puritans. — Rev. Samael Hopkins, of Northampton, Mass., 
i? en*ra5rt\i a?M^n a historr of the Puritans, darin<r the reij^s of Edward VI. and Qaeen 
EliRibeth. it will be published in three volumes octavo, the first of which we learn 
will soon be i>5ued from the press of Gould and Lincoln, of Boston. 

>Li?i«.>MO History. — We learn that Mr*. Chase, of Haverhill, whose proposed history 
of that pUvv is noticed in this number, has been several years engaped in the prepara- 
tion of a " Masonic History of New England," and a " Digest of Masonic Law and 
Jurisprudence. ** 

Bibi.ux;r\piit of Maine. — We have received the fourth number of Norton's 
Literary lA^ttor, contain in»r among other interesting and valuable matters, a carefully 
pre|vanxl .Hrtiolc on the bibliography of the State of Maine, by Hon. William Willis, of 
IVnland, Mo. 

SriX'iTKR. — (April number, p. 117). — In reply to a query, whither the term spinster 
was appliiHl to married women in the seventeenth century, Mr. Endicott writes : — 

**ln iho second volume of the Register, page 110, we find Sarah Osgood and 4 chil- 
divn ; n*sidcnce *Horrell;' and under the column 'occupation*, in common with 
Linen Weavers, Yeomen, Carpenters, Tailors, Husbandmen, Shoemakers, Tanners, 
Meri'hants, &c., her *txHnipation* is recorded 'Spinster', and from the fact that four 
of John i>s;iiHHrs children were bom before he emigrated to New England, I believe 
this did not apply to her condition, but to her occupation, as recorded. I am further 
cvmvinixHl th.nt spinster, in those days, was not confined, as now, to unmarried females. 
On the li»l>th |>age of the same reconl, is a Martha Wilder, occupation also spinster, 
and htr tho'iffittr, Mary Wilder. Acconling to Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, the 
literal n^oaning of spinster is a woman who spins, or whose * occupation ' is to spin. 
Heniv, in law. it is tlie cinnmon title by which a woman without rank or distinction is 
designatcti ; and, in this sense. I believe, it was applied to Sarah Osgood, In many 
old wills, a woman is called a ' widow and spinster.' See Essex Probate Records, B. 62, 
F, l:?0. Old Series. 

**Mu. CvRUKS Fkrry, on Newburt Side." — (April No., p. 112). This Mr. 
Carr was iioorgt* Carr, shipbuiKlorof Salisbury. See History of Newbury, p. 34. The 
island in the Merrimack wjis then called Carr's Island. J. C. 

Mr!». Anna Harki'*. ** Tliis lady," says the Newburyport Herald, "the oldest person 
in Nowbnrvpi>rt, oolohnited hor 98th birthday on Mondav, [May 2.] Though so advanced 
in yoaiN, «iho imjjovs giMul botlily heahli, and is very cheerful and social. At half-past 
four in tho nionung she called to the family to rise, and thinks it is very hanl now to 
get young l\»lks out of thi'ir bed — an opinion entertained by many. Mrs. Harris is one 
of twv'he ehildn'u, ten of whom married and settled down so near each other, that 
thoir mother was accustomed to say she could visit any one of them in half an hour. 
She >\as hovu in the house owned by the late Mr. Moses Tappan, in Tappan's lane, one 
of the i^'.dest houses in Newburyport. Her husband [.Jonathan Harris] was a soldier of 
tho Ke>i»lutionary war, and was with Washington at New York city. She has lived in 
her p«N*«eni luMue over seventy years. At the tea-table were seated four generations, 
iWm the givat grand mother of ninety-eight, to the little grand-child of two." 

Norvii .Vmkrioan IxKviEw AND C'hristian EXAMINER. — The N. E. Hist. Gen. 
S\HMet\ want the following nunil>ers to complete their sets : — 

(>• a. .V. A. AVnnc,— Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, l.'S, 25, 27, 30, 76, 77, 84, 85, 134, 135, 
UVt, rtU\l all after. 

(*• .'W {%'istuin /•;.mm/mr,— Nos. 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 16, 96, 99, 186, 190, 191, 
\>^^, iNHK iNM. :il»ii, 204, 205, 207—13. 

NiomlviN. or others, having any of these numbers that they can spare, wiU confer a 
tVwM' t>\ donating thorn. 

l.WM V Nv>KroN. — •* About three weeks ago, died at Hampton Falls, in an advanced 
il^iiW lh<» fAUious /.yi/i'd Xorton, who for many years was a celebrated pR*achcr among 
|K\» VVwud^. She had pn«aehed in most if not all the provinces of North America, 
ifciisl M^usl and preached in some of the Western Islands." — Boston Netvs-Leiter, Jan. 

\V v\xv*x --♦u'^n the SOth ult. died at Plymouth, Mrs. Patience Watson, Consort to 
Mv. KltAu.<ih Watson, of that Place, and Daughter to Benjamin Murston, Esq., late of 
i^m''— /^<^vi iW Ik^ and Adv., May 11, 1767. 

1859.] NetD England Hist.-Gen. Sociely. 


FaoH ITS Formation to Mtr, 185D. Compiled bt J. VV. Dean. 


Pre (Id en ti, 

'Charles Ewer, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

Rev. Joseph Barlow Felt, LL.D., of BoatoD, - 

William Wiiiting, !!>(]., of Roxbury, 

Sumnel Giirdiiw Dr.ikc, A. M., of Itoston, 

. AlmoD D. Hodges, Esq., of Koxburj', Masa. 

VIrc Preildenti, 

■Lemuel Shattuck, E»q., of Boaton, Muss. - 

Rev. Lucius Kobinjon Paige, of Cambridg'e, Muss. ■ 

Nalhnnifl B. Sliurtlefi; M. U., of Boslon, M.n<i3. 

Hon. Timothy Farrar, of Boston and DoTcheater, MoflS. 

Hon.William Willia, of PorUand, Me. - 

Hon. Nonh Mnrtin, of Dover, N. H. . - - 

Rev. John Wheeler, D. D., of Burlington J?"t. - 

Hon. Willinm B. Staples, of Providence, R. L 

•Hon. Nnlhuiiiel Ooodwm, of Hartford, Ct. 

Rev, Leonard Bacon, D. D., of New Haven, CL 

Hon. Francis Brinley, of Boston, .... 

Hon, Charles Hudson, of Leitiiigion, Mass. 

Hon.JobD Appli^ton, of Bangor il*. . - , 

Hon. Samuel O. Bell, of Manchester, N. H. - 

Henry Clark, liaq of Poollney, Vt 

John BaraWw, Esq., of Pioviiienco, R. I. - 

Rev. F. W. Chapman, of Ellington, L't. ... 

Uonoru^ Ties PrBildBnti, 

Hon. Millard Fillmoro, of Buffalo, N. Y. - - - Feb. 1855. 

Hon. Lewis C8B8,LL.D., of Detroit, Mich. - - " 1855. 

Hon. Elijah IIaywarJ,of Coluiiiliusand McConnelav., O. " ]S55. 

Hon. John Wentworth, of Chicago, ill. ..." la.W. 

•Rev. John Lauria fllake, D.D., uf Orange, N.J. - Jan. 1856, to July, 1857 

Hon.aa[imei Breck, of Philadelphia, Pa. - - - " 1856. 

SebBaliaH Ft'rris Strecler, Esq., of Baltimore, Md. ** 1856. 

KdwardKidder, Esq., of Wihnington, N. C. - » 1B5& 

Rev. Thomas Smyth, li. D., of Charleston, S. C. - " 1856. 

Hon. Ballard Siuilh, of Uannelton, Ind. . - . " 1856, 

Cyrus Woodman, Esq., of Mineral Point, Wis. " 1656. 

Rt. Rev. Henry W. Lee, D. U., of Davonpori, Iowa, " 1^56. 

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John Ward Dean, " " . . « 1859. 

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George Chandler, Worcester. 

William V. Hutchings, Gloucester. 
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Vol. XIII. OCTOBER. 1869. No. 4. 


[By CuARLES Stkarns, of Springfield, Mass.] 

The name of William Pynchun, the father of Springfield, is familiar to 
all who are in the least acquainted with the early history of New England. 
He was of the County of Essex, England, and was born about the year 
1590.* He was a man of wealth, talents, and enterprise. His name ap- 
pears in the Charter of 1628, as one of the Assistants, and he was again 
chosen while in England, in 1629. He came over in company with Gov- 
ernor Winthrop, in 1630, and was treasurer of the Colony; and always u 
magistrate, until his removal from Roxbury, of which town he was one of 
the principal founders. 

He was the leader of the band who boldly struck off to the valley of 
tlie Connecticut, in 1636, one hundred miles distant from civilized man, 
. and founded the town of Springfield. There are strong reasons to believe, 
.that Mr. Pynchon. with his son-in-law Henry Smith, and Jehu Burr, and 
others of Roxbury, visited the valley of the Connecticut in the year 1634, 
^and selected a place for their future settlement. During this year, appli- 
cation was made to the General Court, by sundry inhabitants of Newtown, 
.(Cambridge,) Dorchester, Watertown, and Roxbury to remove to the Con- 
necticut valley, which, at the time, was unsuccessful. The next year 
permission was given by the Court for removal, but with the condition 
that they should not remove from under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts. 
The Dorchester people settled at Windsor, the Watertown people at 
Wethersfield, the Newtown people at Hartford, and the Roxbury people 
at Agawam, soon after called Springfield. 

Immijdiately after permission was given to remove, two men, John 
Cahel and John Woodcock, were sent forward to build a house, which was 
done at the common charge of the colonists. Their journey through the 
trackless wilderness occupied five days. This house was built on the 
west side of the Connecticut river, on a tract that has been from time im- 
memorial called the ^^ Agawam meadows,** and the particular loca1it\- 

* Inscription on the portinit of William ]*ynrhon, in the possession of the Kssex 
Institute, at Salem, from whirh the en}::ravinf; which arconipanics this artiele has been 
copied : — " (juii. rvmhon annj;. Effigies j Delin. Anno I)om. 1657 I act. 67 " 

On the reverse side : — " Hon. William Pvnchon first settler of Sprinp^cld (Ma8s][ 
and one of the original Patentees of the Koyal charter under Kin^; James Ist." 

It is from the alK>vc I learn tlic vear of his birth. c. 8. 


290 Memoir of William Pynchon. [Oct. 

where thi^ house was built is known as ^^ House- meadow." This location, 
however, they soon abandoned, on being informed by the native residents 
that it was subject to be overflowed by the periodical freshets of the Con- 
necticut river. The next house was erected on the east side of the river, 
where the town plat was selected. Early in 1636, Mr. Pynchon and his 
Roxbury associates shipped their goods on board Governor Winthrop's 
vessel, the "Blessing of the Bay," for the Connecticut river. The 
hardy emigrants threaded their way across the country, and arrived at 
their place of destination during the first days of May. As did the pil- 
grims at Plymouth, so these courageous men set about the establishment 
of rules, by which they would govern themselves and be governed. 

On the 14th of May, they framed an agreement, which was signed by 
eight individuals. This document has been preserved entire, and it is re- 
markable in many respects. A copy accompanies this sketch, with a fac 
simile of the signatures of the eight persons. See pp. 295-297. 

The absorbing character of the religious faith of these adventurers is 
evident in the first article of their agreement ; all else was of secondary 
importance. The second aniclc looks strange to us of the present day. 
It provided that not more than fifty families " rich and poor," should be 
allowed to settle within a territory which, at the present day, contains at 
least 30,000 people, and at 6 persons to a family, numbers 5,000 families. 

It is remarkable in the history of the early settlement of the Connecticut 
valley, that not one of the twelve, to whom were made the original allot- 
ments of land, (eight of whom signed the original agreement,) died there. 
Blake, Uflbrd, Mitchell, the two Woods, Reader, Butterfield, and Cabel, 
gave up or sold their allotments to the company. Burr remained but a 
lihort time, and removed to Connecticut. Pynchon and Smith died in 

The original allotments being thus so effectually broken up, the actual 
settlement was made on a different basis. The lots running as before, 
were reduced in width, and the necessity of limiting the families to fif^y, 
" rich and poor," was obviated. 

Allotments were also made on the west side of the river, to each man, 
as nearly op()osite as possible to his lot on the east side. 

Immediately after the allotments were made, other settlers arrived, 
though probably in no considerable numbers ; and then, as a measure of 
Hccurity to themselves and of justice to the Indians, who were the propri- 
etors and possessors of the soil, they sat about a formal purchase of the 
territory. The deed conveying these lands, which was dated July 15th, 
was the first ever executed in Western Massachusetts, and is now on 
. record at the Registry of Deeds, in Hampden C^ounty. It conveys the 
lands on both sides of the river to William Pynchon, Henry Smith his 
non-in-law, and Jehu Burr, and their heirs and associates. The town 
did not experience a rapid rise ; which may in part be accounted for by 
the provision in their articles of agreement, limiting the number of fami- 
lies. Be this as it may, after the expiration of two years, when a tax was 
levied^ but thirteen persons were assessed ! and of these, four only had 
allotments at the beginnini:. The amount of this tax was forty -one 
pounds four shillings, of which Mr. Pynchon paid more than one half. 

In the excitements and perplexities of an early settlement, the people 
. did not forget the leading purpose of their lives. In 1637, the year fol- 
lowing the settlement, they secured the services of Rev. George Mozod, 

1859.] Metnoir of William Pynchon. 291 

and under him wus formed a church. In the year 1639, a house wnn 
built for Mr. Moxon, by voluntary assessment. The house wus 35 by 15 
feet, and had a porch with a study in it. The roof was thatched ; and the 
cellar was planked, instead of having a stone wall. Mr. Moxon had a 
grant of a house lot, and other lands, as the other inhabitants did. 

In the year 1645, a contract was made by the town with Thomas 
Cooper, to build a njeeting-house. The house was to be 40 feet Icng and 
25 feel wide ; to be 9 feet between joints, to be double studded, four large 
windows, two on each side, and a smaller one at each end ; one large 
door, and two smaller doors; to have joists for a floor above ; to be under- 
pinned with stone ; to sliingh the roof; to have two turrets, one for a bell 
and the other for a watch-house : for which he was to be paid fourscore 
pounds in wheat, peas, pork, wampum, debts, and labor. Each inhabit- 
ant was to furnish 20 days' labor. Mr. Moxon's salary was forty pounds 
sterling, and was paid by an annual tax. 

It was early ascertained that the settlements at Windsor, Hartford and 
Wethersficid were without the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, and it was 
for some time doubtful if SfiringHeld fell under it. In 1636, Mr. Pynchon 
was elected an assistant of the Colony of Connecticut. He did not attend 
the Court of Elections in May, but was present in September, and took 
the oath and his seut as a magistrate. In the same year the General 
Court gave a commission to Roger Ludlow, VV^illiam Pynchon, and others, 
to govern the inhabitants of the Plantations. Ludlow had been a magis- 
trate in Massachusetts, and a Deputy Governor of the Colony. He was 
the leading man in the settlement at Windsor. His commission was lim- 
ited to one year, but was renewed in 1637, after which time Massachusetts 
ceased to exercise any authority over the lower towns, and Springfield 
remained with them until 1639. Mr. Pynchon attended the Courts in 
Connecticut as a magistrate ; and once, at least, delegates were chosen 
to represent this plantation. In 1637, Rev. George Moxon and Jehu 
Burr were appointed " Committees for the General Court to be holden at 
Hartford." This was the last that Springfield had to do with the settle- 
ments in Connecticut. 

On the 14th of February, 1638, the Springfield settlers, finding that tliey 
were within the limits of Massachusetts, and being without any govern- 
ment, came to a voluntary agreement, and chose William Pynchon to 
be their magistrate. This agreement occupies the second page of the 
Pynchon Book of Records, in Mr. Pynchon's hand writing. The book is 
still extant, and in good preservation ; and the penmanship is of the best 
execution. The document follows : 

" Febuary 14 1638. Wee the inhabitants of Aguam, uppon the Quin- 
ecticut, taking into consideration the manifould inconveniences that may 
fall uppon us for want of some fit magistnicy among us ; Beinge now by 
God'*s Providence fallen into the line of the Massachusetts jurisdiction ; 
and it beinge far off to repair thither, in such cases of jiistice as may 
often fall out among us, doe therefore think it meett by a general consent 
and vote to ordaine (till we receive further directions from the General 
Court in the Massachusetts bay,) Mr. William Pynchon to execute the 
office of a magistrate in this our plantation of Aguam, viz. to give oaths 
to constables or military oflicers, to direct warrants, both processes exe- 
cutions and attachments, to heare and examine misdemeanors, to depose 
witnesses, and upon proof of misdemeanor, to inflict corporeal punishment 
as whipping, sto.kinge, bindinge to the peace or good behavior, in some 

292 Memoir of WilHam Pynehon. [Oct. 

cases to require surities, and if the ofTence require it, to commit to prison, 
and in default of a common prison, to commit delinquents to the charge 
of some fit person or persons till justice may be satisfyed. Also in the 
trying of actions for debt or trespass, to give oaths, direct juries, dcfiose 
witnesses, take verdicts, and keep records of verdicts, judgements, and 
executions, and whatever else may tend to the Kings peace, and the man- 
ifestation of our fidelity to the Bay jurisdiction, and the restraining of any 
that violatt God^s laws, or lastly, whatever else may fall within the power 
of an assistant in the Massachusetts. 

It is also agreed upon by a mutual consent, that in case of any action 
of debt, a trespasse to be tryed, seeing a jury of twelve fit persons cannot 
be had at present among us, that six persons shall be esteemed a good 
and sufHcient jury to try any action under the sum of ten pounds, till wee 
sec cause to the contrary, and by common consent shall alter this number 
of jurors, or shall be otherwise directed by the General Court of Massa- 

The General Court subsequently approved of these proceedings, and 
confirmed Mr. Pynehon in his office. 

Mr. Pynehon, who, previous to his removal from Roxbury, had been 
treasurer of the Colony, and a magistrate during his residence there, was 
was rechosen assistant in 1643, a position which he held, by annual elec- 
tion, until 1650. 

The settlement at Agawam was now more alone and self dependent 
than ever; but it had become stronger also, and had given evidence of 
the wisdom of its councils by the admirable net which has been quoted. 
On the 14th of April, 1640, the inhabitants being assembled in general 
town meeting, changed the name of their plantation from Agawam to 
Springfield, as a compliment to Mr. Pynehon, who hud his mansion in a 
town of that name, near Chelmsford, in Essex, before he came to this 
country. The place was recognized by the General Court as a town, 
by the name of Springfield, in 1641. 

The boundaries of Springfield, indefinite from the first, were enlarged 
from time to time, until they included portions of VVestfield and South- 
wick, the whole of West Springfield, the present town of Chicopee, Wil- 
braham, Lon^meadow, and Ludlow, in Massachusetts ; and Enfield, 
SuHTield, and Somers, in Connecticut : all of which in progress of settle- 
ment were erected into separate towns. Enfield, Somers, and Suffield 
were adjudged to belong to Connecticut, by Commissioners appointed in 

h is difficult to trace the course of justice through the ancient hiero- 
glyphics in the Hook of Records. There were many grievances to 
adjust, and breaclu's of immorality to take cognizance of; and it would 
Rfiein, that from the cases of this class on the records, as compared with 
the population, the people of that day were no better than their suc- 
cessors. It seems that John Woodcock had an uncommon share of lit- 
ig.-ition. (lis case with John Cabel, which has been already alluded to, 
was the first, and in that he watj defeated. Afterwards, Rev. Mr. Muxon 
complained of him for slander. Woodcock having accused the Rever- 
end gentleman of taking a false oath against him at Hartford. Mr. 
Moxon claimed jf9 19s. damages; and Woodcock having been found 
guilty, l£6 13s. was avarded. He was next engaged in a long and com- 
plicated suit with Henry Gregory, about a " pigge and a hoggc." Then 
Woodcock commenced an action against Gregory for slander. Soon 

1869.] Memoir of William Pynchon. 293 

after, John Searles, constable of Springfield, was required by the magis- 
trate " to attach tlie body of John Woodcock uppon an execution granted 
to Mr. George Moxon," for damages in the slander case, Woodcock 
having neglected to satisfy in accordance with the verdict of the jury. 
Close upon this, Robert Ashley complained of Woodcock for not having 
delivered him a " gunn," that the plaintiff had purchased of him, for 
which he had paid 22s. 6d. Th(?se cases were tried mostly by a jury of 
six men. 

Mr. Pynchon was a man of eminent piety, and of respectable talents; 
and, besides discharging his duties as a magistrate, he was occupied in 
all the concerns of the settlement. He was, also, while a resident at 
Roxbury, and while in Springfield, largely concerned in the beaver trade. 
So far everything prospered with him. Bufin an evil hour for his then 
present reputation and comfort, his ambition, and perhaps his sense of 
duty, prompted him to write a book. He did not, probably, expect, that, 
although the right to enjoy religious liberty was the main producing 
cause of the settlement of Now England, it would be found, that opinions 
on religious subjects at variance with the strictly orthodox views of the 
day, would be put down by the strong arm of the legislative power. But 
the event showed, that however high he stood in the regards of the com- 
munitv in which he lived, and of the Massachusetts colonv, he could not 
with impunity intermeddle with the religious dogmas of the day. This 
book put forth sentiments on the subject of the atonement, that directly 
set the orthodox world in a flame, and Mr. Pvnchon was denounced as a 

The book was published in England; and, in the summer of 1650, 
copies were received in Boston. Mr. Pynchon fell under the censure of 
the General Court, and was cited before them, and laid under heavy bonds. 
Endicot was then governor of the colony, and DudUiy secciud in authority. 
They were men of ultra soundness of faith, and with other leading men, 
including the clergy, all united in denouncing the sentiments put forth in 
the book in the severest terms. Pynchon was deposed by the General 
Court from the magistracy ; and Rev. Mr. Norton, of Ipswich, was appoint- 
ed to write an answer to his book. The ministers were earnestly requested 
to labor with him, and, if possible, to convince him of his error, and 
procure a recantation ; and they were in a measure successful. It need 
not be questioned that these men supposed they were performing a sacred 
duty, and that their feelings towards Mr. Pynchon, personally, were those 
of kindness. Tiiey regarded him as a beloved but erring bro.her, and 
manifested both by their language and deportment an anxious solicitude 
to convince and reclaim him. But the unfortunate book received no 
mercy at their hands. It was condemned by the whole Court, and sen- 
tenced to be publicly burnt in Boston market, in presence of the faithful. 

The effect of this public condemnation, and the labors of the divines, 
could not but have an efl^ect on the conscientious mind of Pynchon ; and 
whether convinced against his will or otherwise, it is recorded, that the 
zealots accomplished their object, and that Mr. Pynchon was induced to 

It is not easy, at this time, to look back upon such proceedings with 
complacency ; they cannot but be regarded as the veriest ebullitions of 
bigotry. Here was a man who had left home and friends, and the com- 
forts of civilized life, for the sake of enjoying religious freedom; had 
been among the foremost in the councils of the colony ; had planted two 

294 Memoir of William Pynchon. [Oct, 

leltlcm'^nls, iho last one in the midst of the wilderness ; had borne more 
Chun his shiiro in tlic toils and^ers of the M;iss:ichusctls colony : and 
had throii|^h all rn.iintained a christian character, secure beyond the charge 
of inconsistency or taint ; cut off from influence and power, publicly con- 
dcmneci, and publicly insulted, for giving utterance to a doctrine in relig- 
ion, at variancf, in nice [)oints, with the churches and the (ii^neml Court. 
Thoujrh Mr. I*ynchon recanted, it is not to be doubted that these facts and 
considerations weighed upon his mind in all their injustice, and infltienced 
him in liis decision to return to England, and there spend the remainder 
of his davs. He returned in 165'i : and died at \Vvrardi>burv, on the 
Thames, in Buckinghamshire, October, 1662, aged about 7'J years. Thai 
Mr. I'viichon was convinced of his alleged errors ajjainst his will, and 
that one of liis motivrjs for r(?turning to Kngland was that he might enjoy 
the freedom denied him here, is evident from his subsequent action. 

In 1655, liis book was issued in a new edition, in London, by Thomas 
Newbury, with additions, in which Mr. Norton's book was dis[»uted, *'by 
William PvnrlKHi, K>q., late of Ntrw England." The venerable contro- 
versioiiist endravored in his new edition to " clear several scriptures of 
the greatest note in these controversies from Mr. Norton's corrupt exjiosi- 
tion," and fully reiterated all his former opinions. This book covers 
410 jiages quarto, an<l its leading doctrine, as slated on the title page, and 
as "iven bv Cotton Mather, is one which lias be(?n universally adorited by 
the orthodox Christianity of lat<!r days. The writer was only a century 
or two in arlvanee of his age, and in that consisted liis crime. 

On Mr. Pynehon's return to England Mr. Moxon accompanied hinfi. 
Mr. l*vnelK)n did in)t take his family, but Mr. Moxon did. IltMiry Smith, 
Mr. I\nchon's son-in-law, followed in about a year; and neither of the 
three ever returned. Mrs. Smith resided here for three or four years. 
Their two daughters remained, and were married at Hartford, where some 
of their d<*scendints now residr. Mr. Pynchon Iniried his wife at Ro.x- 
bury, and \\v. nfiorwards inarriecl Mrs. Frances Saiiford, " a grave maiden 
of i)orcliester.''''* 

The HMiioval of such in«'n was uufloubtt'dly considered an inauspicious 
event, by the inhabiiants of tin; infant srttJtMuent, hut they did not despond. 
Pvnehon left l)ehind him a son, John Pviichon, then in early manhood, 
who inherited his fath»T's virtues. The (Jfneral (?ourt immediately ap- 
point«;d this son, with Elizur Molyoke liis brother-in-law, and Samuel 
Chapin, ''the ancestor of all of that naiiK! in New England,") Commissioners 
to exercis'* thc» powers ol* magistracy in Springfield. .lohn I'ynclion died 
in 17(W, agr'd 76 years. He was an excellent man, and to him more 
than to any orlu^r individual, the inhabitants of Springfu'ld, and of the old 
Cmnty of IIam|)shire, are indebted for the blessings they enjoy. 

*Oii j):iire 1 Ith, 1st v<il. Durclu-^Jtrr Town lliM"f>rtl'*, U tho followinjj order, under date 
of S«'j)t. I>t. HJ.'U, " th:it Mr Nfwliiirv is to liavi* for liis piirrhasc thiu ho Imuirht of Mr 
PiiK'lu-on, tlic luMKo Mr I'iinluon Imili, 40 acres of upland (ground to the house," &c. 
In the letter of Wni. PvneliDn to (iov. Winthrop, dated at Sprinjxtield, 2tl of yc 4th 
month. lf)45, copied into the history of Dorehe^sler, p. 75, from the orijrinal in the Mass. 
State Arehives. he mentions Mary I^wis the hearer of the letter, who *' dwelt with my 
■onn Smith siuidry yen's, and "^he was servant to me in Dorehosier hefore she eame to 
my son." \Vi«low Franees Smith had a son Iletny. to whom he prohahly R'fern, "a 
ffH^Wy wi«;e vihiul: man." She affiTward married Thomas Sanford, of Dondiestcr, 
and, suhsequently, we prelum", William I'ynehon, tor tlje lioxhury ehureh reeonls 
uny, (Hi-»i. I)on'h«'ster. p. HI,) "Mr. I*ynehon, after the death of his wife, married Mrn. 
Franees Sanford, a fjrave matron of the ehureh at Dorehester." See ICllid's Ilintory of 
Koxhuryi p. 127. 

1859.] Memmr of William Pynehon. 295 

Throughout a long life, his time, his talents, and his property, were em- 
ployed in the service of his people. 

The descendants of these men, bearing the name of Pynehon, are 
not numerous, but there are several families still resident in Springfield ; 
some of them stiil hold portions of the lot originally assigned to William 

The following is the document which is referred to on page 290 : — 

Mav the 14'h 1636. 

Wee whose names arc underwritten beinge by Gods P'vidence ingaged 
togeather to make a Plantation at and over agaynst Agaam upon Conecti- 
cot, doe mutually agree to certayne articles and orders to be observed and 
kept by us and by our successors, except wee and every of us for our 
selves and in our owne p'^sons shall thinke meete uppon better reasons to 
alter our p'scnt resolutions : 

I'y. Wee intend by Gods grace assoone as wee can w**> all convenient 
spcede to p'cure some Godly and faithful 1 minister with whome we pur- 
pose to joyne in Church Covenant to walke in all the ways of Christ : 

2'y. Wee intend that our towne shall be composed of fourty familys 
or if woe thinke meete after to alter o*" purpose yet not to exceede the 
numlxir of fifty familys, rich and poore. 

3*^^. That every inhabitant shall have a convenient p'portion for a house 
lott as wee shall see meete for every ones quality and estate. 

4*^. That every one that hath a bowse lott shall have a p'portion of 
the Cow pasture to ye North of Ende brooke lyinge Northward from the 
lowno : and alsoc that every one shall have a sliare of the hassokey 
Marish over agaynst his lott if it bee to be had, and every one to have his 
p^portionable share of all the woodland. 

5'y. That every one shall have a share of the meddowe or plantinge 
ground over agaynst them as nigh as may be on Agaam side. 

6^7. That the longe Meddowe called Masacksick lyinge in the way to 
Dorchester shall be distributed to every man as wee shall thinke meete 
except we shall find other conveniency for some for theyr milch cattayle 
and other cattayle alsoe. 

7*y. That the meddowe and pasture called Nayas toward Patuckett on 
ye side of Agaam lyinge about fower miles above in the river shall be 
distributed [erasure of six and a half lines] as above sayd in ye former 
order and this was altered w*h consent before ye hands were set to it. 

8'y. That all rates that shall arise upon the Towne shall be layed upon 
Lands nccordinge to every ones p^ortion aker for aker of bowse lotts and 
aker for aker of meddowe both alike on this side and both alike on the 
other side and for farms that shall lye further off a less p^portion as wee 
shall after agree : except we shall see meete to remitt one halfe of the 
rate from land to other estate : 

9*^. That wheras M"" William Pynehon, Jehcu Burr and Henry Smith 
have constantly continued to p^secute this plantation when others fell off 
for feare of the difllcultys, and continued to p^secute the same at greate 
charges and at greate personal! adventure : therefore it is mutually agreed 
that fourty acres of meddowe lyinge on the South of End-brook under a 
hill side, shall belonge to the sd partyes free from all charges for ever : 
that is to say twenty akers to M^" William Pynehon and his heyrs dc 

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assigns for ever ; and ten Acres to Jeheu Burr, and ten acres to Henry 
Smith and to theyr hcyrs and assigns for ever : which sd 40 acres is not 
disposed to them as any alotments of towne lands but they are to have 
theyr accommodations in all other places not w^h standinge. 

lO'y. That wheras a bowse was built at a common charge which cost 
6£ : and alsoe the Indians demaund a greate some to buyc theyr right in 
the sd lands and alsoe 2 greate shallopps which was requisite for the first 
plantingc : the valcu of which engagements is to be borne by inhabitant 
at theyr first entrance as they shall be rated by us, till the sd disburse- 
ments shall be satisfycd : or else in case the sd bowse and boats he not 
soe satisfycd for, then soc much meddowc to be sett out about the sd 
bowse as may countervayle the sayd extraordinary charge. 

ll'y. It is agreed that no man except M"* William Pynchon shall have 
above 10 acres for his house lott : 

12*J^. [Cancelled.] It is alsoe agreed that if any man sell any tymber 
out of his lott in any comon ground, if he let it ly above three months 
before he worke it out, it shall be lawfull for any other man to take it that 
hath p'sent use of it : 

13'*>. Whoras there are two Cowe pasturs the one lyinge toward Dor- 
chester, and the other Northward from End brooke It is agreed that both 
these pasturs shall not be fed at once, but that the towne shall bo ordered 
by us in the disposinge of for tyms and seasons till it be lotted out and 
fenced in severally. 

May 16'h, 1636. 

14. It is agreed that after this day we shall observe this rule about 
devidinge of plantingc ground and meddowe in all plantinge ground to 
regard chiefly persons who are most apt to use such ground : and in a