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i^istoriral ^ ©cucalogical Hcgister, 


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confidence of many that there is antiquarian taste enough in the 
community to maintain this or a kindred work well. However, 
we do not mean that the work shall stop here. The Society, 
whose objects it has carried out, thus far, is large and well able 
to sustain the work, provided its members all patronize it, which 
is not now the case. And here we may be permitted to suggest, 
that no person should be admitted to a membership, in the Soci- 
ety, who will not patronize its Periodical. We say its Periodical, 
because it is entirely devoted to the objects of the institution. 
We do not say this for our special benefit, for it cannot be long 
that we shall stand in need of any, but we make the suggestion 
for the good of all concerned. 

In our Preface to the second volume, we told the reader, that 
though the work was " on a foundation to be continued," we, at 
the same time, observed, that it would require " very great care 
and attention on the part of the Publisher, and the toarm eo-oper' 
ation of the friends of the cause.^^ And while he takes pleasure in 
acknowledging efficient co-operation from many friends, yet he 
has to regret that it is not extensive enough, to make the circu- 
lation of the work above one-half what it should be to ensure its 
reasonable support 

It has before been remarked, that the work has carried out the 
objects of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society ; 
we mean, that thus far the publication has been entirely devoted 
to those objects ; and if it has not come fully up to the wishes 
of its friends, in some particulars, it is the fault of circumstances, 
not within our control, and not ours. There will, of course, be 
differences of opinion, regarding certain minor affairs, even among 
good judges of general matters, but no one, except the immediate 
conductor of such a work, can be sensible of the innumerable 
difficulties attending its progress. They should, therefore, be 
sparing of their censures, upon those who undertake in so diffi- 
cult a service. 

It is really and truly the business of a State to collect, preserve 
and promulgate its records. For a quarter of a century, at least, 
we have had this for our text, upon which, on all suitable occa- 
sions, we have endeavored to make others agree with us, by dis- 
coursing of its great importance ; and during this time, thousands 
of records and documents have, to our knowledge, been consumed 
by fire, or otherwise destroyed ; even entire books of town 
records have been burnt up! We hope the time is near at hand, 
wteo tba aooscieaoea of legialatois will call them to acxx>nnt. 


The legislature of Massachusetts has, indeed, very recently made 
some stringent laws relative to town records. Those laws are very 
well ; but there is something, of vast importisince, besides, which 
does not seem to have been thought of by legislatures. We 
mean a provision by which everything which can throw light on 
our early history and antiquities, should be collected and deposited 
in one place. There are thousands and tens of thousands of old 
papers, parchments and books, in private hands, scattered all 
over the land, many of which are of a public nature, and have a 
historical value, equal to any that are known to the public 
Now, we say, to collect these, or copies of them, is the duty of 
the State. To effect this there should be a Record Commission 
appointed by the government of every State ; and it should be 
the duty of the members of such Commission, to go personally 
into all parts of the State, to collect, by copying or otherwise, 
everything of the character contemplated in the objects of their 
Commission. The result of such research should be deposited 
in the archives of the Commonwealth. We cannot enter here 
into details. The expense would be trifling; and until every 
State commences upon it, they will not have begun at the begin- 
ning of their duty. It is not improbable but that we may be 
judged, by some, to be out of the line of (mr duty in what we 
have ventured to assert. If there are any who decide thus, we 
shall have the privilege of judging of their motives, as well as they 
of ours. For those who condemn measures, they do not them- 
selves originate, we feel as little respect as they possibly can for us. 

We feel a satisfaction in contemplating our labors, thus far 
published, notwithstanding their imperfections; a satisfaction 
that it has been the means of rescuing a vast amount of facts 
and materials that would not otherwise have been preserved. 
But the work is only begun ; and without the aid of a Rkcoro 
Commission, or something of the nature of it, fifty years cannot 
bring it to a reasonable degree of usefulness. Every general 
work of a genealogical, biographical and historical character, 
must, of necessity, be very defective. 

Any great undertaking, requiring the co-operation of the whole 
community, must, necessarily, be feebly and faintly prosecuted, 
however energetic or enterprising a few individuals may be, who 
embark in it What, indeed, can a few societies do in such an 
undertaking ? It is true, they can do something towards rescuing 
perishing materials, but it is almost nothing compared with what 
ought to be done. We know there are individuaU — iudWvd\3Ai^ 


counted wise and learned too — who deprecate the publication of 
records; but we shall not express our mind fully here in regard to 
them — neither will we accuse them of a selfishness unworthy of 
men ; nor of possessing a meaner attribute — the sordid wish to be 
thought the only discoverers and publishers of little shreds and 
patches (for the best of our works are not much besides,) of our 
common country's history. 

The editor has been requested to give an example in the Reg- 
ister, of the plan that he deems the best and most perfect for 
printing an extensive genealogy. Much might be said under 
that head, though it is his opinion, that he has, at different times, 
in the work, said all that is necessary. However, a word or two 
upon the subject, may be well enough at this time and in this 

It has always appeared to us, that that system was the most 
perfect, which answered the most questions ; in other words, 
which answered every question at a glance ; that is, every ques- 
tion dependent upon a system or plan. This being admitted, 
we have no hesitation in pronouncing that employed in the 
present number, (October, 1851,) on the Genealogy of the 
Leonard Family, to be perfect and complete in every respect. 
We name this particular genealogy, because it is printed in a 
closer manner than others, on the same plan, in the Register; 
observing, however, that the names carried forward, are, in the 
Leonard Family, placed before, instead of after the serial num- 
ber, as they should have been. This was purely accidental, and 
was the mistake of the gentleman who prepared it Of this 
system, the reader will find a full explanation in the fourth vol- 
ume, on page 42, and in the present volume, on page 177. 

BoBTOir, 56 CoRNHiLL, 1 Oct 1851. 


[Index of Naxb of Persona at the end of the volume.] 

Ahnaimr, American for 1861, 90 

Antinomians, 20 

Antographs of 

Baker, Chriiitbie, 196 
Baker, Thoma», 196, 2M 
Baker, Otin, 2fM 
Church, Bvi^^min, 336 
Cogswell, Amo«i, 207 
Cog^welljLydla, 207 
Dudley, Thomaii, 296 
King Philip, 858 
Leonard, Thomas, 407 
Otiti, Paul, 186, 187 
Waldem, Richard, 181 

Bcdfcrd Centennial Celebration^ 369 

Beny Pomeroy, John Prince, Vicar of, 881 

Bfblcti, Capen, i, 180 ; Kawmn, ni. 201, 299 ; Rog- 
er*, 105 : translatiouii of the, 311 

BUIerica, JFOatorleal Itemn, 171 ; tax payem, 178 

Kography of Hugh Peter*, 18, 281 . 2(5, 415 ; Oapt. 
Stoddanl. 22; Mrs. Bowen, lOl ; G. W. Went- 
worth, 103 ; John Rogers, 106 ; Math'l Rogers, 
132, ftc. 

Bonon Sunday regulaHon, 78 : Early Records of, [ 
97, 248, 333 ; Regintration, 266 ; Reminiaoenoes 
of, 870 

Book of Sports, 12, 20 

Book*, Rerfews and Notice<< of, 
Adam*' IlaTen Genealogy, 99 
Ame^* Chart of the Ames PamOy, 471 
American Almanac, 99 

Andrews' Chart of the Sargent &e. Family, 471 
Arrtiamlogia Americana, lUO 
BanTard's Plymouth and the Pilgrims, 469 
Barnes' Centennial Address, 869 
Batchelder's Border AdTentnreii, 266 
Beckwith's Genealogy of the Brown Family of 

R. I., 741 
Bouton> Centennial Dtsconrrc at Norwalk, 471 
Bn4ineirs Speech for Ot., 471 

C^tpway's Sketches of the Ojibways, 4C9 
Dearborn's Reminiscences of Boetun, 870 
Davenport's (^nealogy of the Dnyenports, 469 
Da> 'ft < Genealogy of tlie Day Family, 470 
llammett's Old Stone MUl^'ewport, 470 
Howe's Century Sermon, 266 
Lothmp's History of Brattle Street Church, 470 
Lyon's N II. Annual Register, 370 
Moo4]\ 's Selections ftom N K. Fathers, 471 
Mone's Memorial of the MorM»>, 469 
Qiiinry's Memtdr of Bromfield, 99 
Rice's Chart of the lUcw Family, 471 
SiWfjy -s Hi«>tnry of Union, 470 
Sifuo'nd'4 Bo4iton KejciMtrttion, 265 
Tennev'j" Class of 1>3T, of Y. (J., 870 
Wanl'i* Geuealtigv of the Ward Family, 36S 
William."' Centennial at Buxton, 869 
Tale's Genealng)- of the Yale FamUy, 99 
Brain tx«« Iron \l'ori(s, 404 
Brattle St. Church, History of, 470 
Bnr> ing-ground Inscriptluns — See Tuscriptions 
Baxtoo. <^fennial Addslba^ 869 
Historical ItedVin 

Canada, Stoddard's Journey to, 26-^ 

Cazenoria, First Minist«r in, 414 

Centennial Celebrations— See Book Notices 

Charlestown Inscriptions, 175 ; Hist. Items, 172 

Cochecho, Ancient Map of, 183 

ColchcHter Records— correction, 810 

Connecticut, Speech for, 471 

Concord Reconls, 100 ; Historical Items, 173-8 

Constitution, Friieace, 102 

Dartmouth College, 416> 

Deaths and Marriages — See Obituaries. 

Deerfield, Captives flrom, 21-2, 82, &c. 75 

Devonshire Genealogies, Notice of, 8S2 

Diary, one by Nathaniel Rof^rrs, 186 

Donations to Genealogical Society, 104, 874 

Dorchester Inscriptions, u, 812, 881 : iv, 165, 275: 

V, 89, 255 
Dorchester, Old, 889, 465 
Dover, Early History. 177-223 ; Gen. Items, 449 
Dracut, men killed oy Indians, 79 ; First bom 

there, 80 
Emigrants for Virginia. 248 
Epitaphs— See Inscriptions 
Errata, 82-3, 270, 878, 440. 476 
Extraordinary Family, 162 
First Settlers in Rochester, 85 
Freemen of Wind.<<or, 247 
French War Soldiers, 42 
Genealogical Charts, Observations upon, 471 
Genealogical Society, 104, 270, 374 ; Gleanings, 845 
Genealogies, best method of printing, i, 21 . iv, 42 ; 

V, 6 ; pioneers in, 90, 469 ; importance of, a, 

116 : criticlpms on the methods of makitig oat, 

IV, 94 : V. 99. 868 ; Prince's Devonshire, §82 
Genealogies, Pedigrees, &c. — 

Appleton, 144 

Baker, 190, &c. 

Bates, 101 

Beau, 202-5 

Beede, 214-15 

Boltwood, 101 

Bonner, 174 

Breck, u. 226 ; v, 89^7 

Br«x>ks, STid 

Bromfield, 100 

Carr. 200-1 

Chesiey, 2t»5, 464-* 

Clf nient, 473 

CoifsweU, 206-3 

Coltou, 167 

CoUUis, 473 

<:ox, 102 

Dcnison, 189-40 

Dodge, 328-9 

Frost, 165-70 

Oilman, 210-11, 846 

Gookin, 1. 845 

Hanson, 213 

Heani, 179. 187 

Hodges, 414& 

lluhlmrd, 142-8 ; 816-17 

Huntingdon, 163 

Ingalls, 474 




Leighton, lee 

Leonard, 101-2, 408, ke. 

Oti«, 17T-228 

Paviie, 8dl-:2 

PlnkhBDi, 106, 4fiO 

Plumer, 267-^ 

Prince, 87&-M 

Pniingu»n, 215 

KichanlBon, 476 

Ricker, a06-IO, 464 

llobinmn, 464 

Knfl^en, 106. 224, 811 

RolUn«, 168-8 

Shannon , 246 


Btvbbiufl, <1.S61 

StoddArd, 21-3 

Btonghton. 350 

Turner, 4^6 

TntCk, 1K8, 196, 216 

Vamey, 197-8 

Tamum, 79. 260 

Taoghan, 246 

Waldron. 182. 206-6 

Wales, 411-1^ 

Wallingford. 206-7 

Wataon, 216-17 

Weeks, 467 

Wentworth, 10a4, 206-6, 260, 418* 

Whitdngfaam, 149-68 

WilUanu, 414« 

WUUa, 4< 6 


Wood, u, 269-60 

Wormeley, 268-9 
Olaaniogis Qcnealogieal, 846 
OloiieeHter, Genealogical items, 848 
•rolon, Hkitorical Items, 178 
lUrrard CkiUege. braoeat to, 127 ; Romn ehoaen 

President of. 187; graduates of, 47, 168; N. 

Prinee's work anon, 884 : Btonghton's baqnsst 

to, 466 
Hfamm, witeheraft paper, 268 
HopklntoB, century sermon at, 266 
Boom, supposed oldest in N. Sng., 406 
Indians, voyage to tbe eastern, 876; murder by, 

877 ; attempt on Northampton, 76 ; kill paopie 

at Draeut, 79 ; LoTewell^s expedition against, 

80 ; nearly destroy Dorer, 180. &o^ bounty 

on their scalps, 193; one sold, 288; some 

thoushte about evangellring them, 418 ; mur- 

deitby them In Raynham, 406; Philip pro- 

tsets the Lsooards. 407 ; Inddent of Phlrip's 

mr, 4141 ; proteet the Quakers, 467 ; light with 

•t Wheelwri«ht»s Pood, 468 
laaoriptlons, Monumeotal, 46, 97, 78, 84, 89, 182, 

189, 176, S49. 866 
Iron, first wannfWiturs of In N. Bng., 404. 414* 
Journal of Oapt. Stoddard to (knada, IMS ', of J. 

Walton, 42 
Lnws. to be made by Hugh Pstsfs, 19, 282 
Lst, M. H., bloody fight therv, 468 
Lstters, original, 28-31, 81-6, 48, 67-61. 77, 88. 128, 

1», 144, 168, 187, 807, 867r»i , 882, 8847414H 

LongsTity, 162, 224, 466. 473 1404,414* 

Idmn, Oencalog. Items, 98, 261, 889 ; Iron Wurks at, 
ludbury, ftmnerly put of DoTer, 186 
Maine, Journal of a n>Tage to, 876-7 
lUrrlsges and Daaths, lOl, 267, 871, 4n 
Martyrs of Smlthfleld, 116 

Massachusetts, early accused of aiming at inde- 
pendence, 19-20 
MaKMchusettrasIs, anthorshlp questioned, 410-11 
Memoirs of Hugh Pet«x«, 9, 231, 276 ; of Kogern, 
106, fcc. ; of Gen. Ward, 871 ; of Key. Thomas 
PHnce, 876-84 
Mldd1eb<«roagfa, first lawyer in, 412 
Middlesex, early sudsiics i>f, 1 7 1 ^ , ^^ 

^ew l-jigland, Indian wars of, 142 ; History of, 148 ; 
Manusexipte relating to, 164 , great Tslue of 
Prince's AnnaU ot; 876 ; tbe AnnaU of, pre- 
sented 10 the Qcncral Court by the author, 878 
New Ipswksh, Centennial celebration. 266 
Newport, the " Old Kuln " at, noticed, 470 
New l'ubUcatk>ns, nodecs of,— 8ee Books [82-8 
Northampton, inhabitants of. In 1679, Ir. 26 ; ▼. 
Norwalk Centennial Oelebratton at, 471 
Norwotuck, inhabitantt of, 82 
Obituaries, &o., 101, 267, 871, 471 
Ojlbways, sketohes of, 469 
0> Star iliYer, garrison atucked, 449 
Old Donsbester History and Genealogies, 889-466 
Old Vrench war soldiers, 42 
Old GraTe-yard in York, 67 
Old Stone MUl.— tSee Newport. 
Passengers fbr Virginia, 61, 848 ; notes Mpeeting, 

Pedigrees.— See Qenealoglss. kc. 
Peekskill, Burying-ground Inscriptions, 46 
Pemaquid, Toyage to, 877 
Pilgrims, Plymouth and the, 409 
Pirate, the term malioSouslyapDlied, 414* 
Plymouth, wills from, 269,886, 886 ; Plymouth and 

the Pilgrims, 469 

Poetry, 177li2, 184.188, 294, aa 
Pontypool, Leonards orlginalwi there. 404 
PublkaUons, notices of, 99, 266. 368, 469 
Punkapaugue, Who mere the Wentworths of? 414" 
Quakers, persecution of one of the. 467 
Ki^nham, first Iron Worksat, 404 ; first Minister, 

Rebel, the term maUdonsly appUsd, 414* 
KsTlews of Books.— MS Boons 
Kerolutlon, hiddente of; 81, 101, 210 
Boehester, lilxst Setden ot 86 
Koxbury, JJarly Becords o^ 884 
Salem, graduates fkom at U. C, 47, 168 

Saybiook, Beoords of, 247 
Scarborough, Historical Item. 264 

Sports, book of, 12, 20 ^ 

SpringBeld, InhnbhanteoT In 1768, 88^ 

Stoughton, made a town, 414* 

St. John, Inscripttons from, 84 

(tufTolk, wills.-8ee wiUs 

Taxation no Tyranny, 411 „ - ,^ 

Tiadittons of ^ Three Brothafs," fte., 166 

Union. Hist, of; 470 (284 

Virginia, Psssangers ft>r, 61,848; ftnigrants to, 

Voyage to Maine, 876-7 

Walthaa^ Inscriptions, 249 

Whale, firA killed In N. Bng., 466 _^ 

White Hllto of N. H. ssen from the ocean. 876 

WUIs, Suffolk, 289, 296, 441 ; Plymouth. k», 886, 
286: BtebUns, 77 ; Sogers, 126, 186 ; Qfwn, 

WindMr,BMordiaf;68,226,869,467; Trssmsnof 

Witeheraft, one aeeussd of at HIngham, 368 
Tale Collsgo, class of 1887, 870 
York, Me , Inscription* from, 67 



' • • 

NEW ENGLAND .' .•••. 


VOL. V. JANUARY, 1851. NO. I 



It is well known, that the view taken of men and things, accords 
with the medium, through which they are observed. 11" such me- 
dium be clear and correct, it will, of course, give a right impression. 
U not, the reverse holds true. This accounts for the diversity of 
opinions entertained of the person, who heads this article. 

No doubt, as subject to the elements of imperfection, he had, 
like all his race, faults to correct and omissions of obligation to 
deplore. But, looking at him as he really was, or supposed to be, 
some have esteemed him talented, learned, honest, benevolent, and 
magnanimous, — a benefactor of his fellow-beings and a true ser- 
vant of God, — while others have denied him these excellencies of 
character. Among the former class we profess ourselves to be 
numbered. This is a principal inducement to the preparation of 
the subsequent notice. 

The parentage of Peters (1) was highly respectable. His father, 
son of Sir John, (2) was an eminent merchant of Fowey (3) 
in Cornwall, whose ancestors, as advocates of the Reformation, 
were compelled to flee thither from the city of Antwerp. His 
mother, Elizabeth, was of an ancient and honourable family, 
whose name was TrefTey of Place in the Town of his birth. 
Though while referring to this subject, he regarded such descent 
as desireable, yet he appreciated personal merit as of far greater 

The birth of Peters was in 1599. By the time he was prepared 
to enter college, adversity crossed the prosperous enterprise of his 
tather. His elder brothers were liberally educated, the one, Wil- 

(1) Part of this account is given in hb Legacy and the rest hy his biographer, 
Samael Peters, LL.D. 

(2) He spelt his surname, Peter. 

(3) Camden remarkSf " Fowy was very fomous in the last age for sea-fights, as 
is plain from the arms of the place, which are a compound of all those of the 
Cioqae ports." _ 

10 Memoir of Hugh Ptteri. [Jan. 

Ham, at Leyden University, aiifJ the other, Thomaa, at Oxford. 
While the second was pursuing his studies at the last place, Hugh 
entered Trinity of Cnnibridge, 1613, where he took his A.B. in 
1617, and hia A.M. 1622. 

It is rcmarkablp, that Brook, in his lives of the Puritans, should 
BO readily credit the slander of Kennet's Chronicles, when he had 
it in hia power so easily to have corrected the error. In his 
accoqr.t'of Peters, he says, " It is indeed observed, that when he 
was a^ iCambridge, he was so lewd and insolent, as to be whipt 
Jii.the Regent's walk — a punishment scarcely ever inflicted upon 
-. any since, or perhaps a long time before, and so expelled Ibrever 
from the University." A look at the graduating catalogue of 
the University, shows the urter falsity of his expulsion, being the 
greater punishment, and thus strongly implies, that the less and 
its assigned cause are of an equally reckless and incredible char- 

Peters was connected with this Seat of Learning nine years, 
where, as he candidly remarks, " I spent some years vainly enough, 
being but 14 years old when thither I came ; my Tutor died, and 
I was exposed to my shifts," The perils of his inexperience, uni- 
ted with the loss of hia appointed adviser and protector, were 
indeed great. Thus situated, he gave e/idence of his generous, 
strong, and Glial afTection. He relates, "that estate I had by an 
uncle, I left with my mother and lived at the University." Such 
self-denial indicates, that, however he may have indulged in youih- 
ful 8;ayeties,and not thus have so closely applied himself to study 
as he should, he still abtitained from spending his substance in 
dissipation. About to leave the scene of his literary course, 
where the principles and character of young men pass through a 
fiery ordeal, and where, too often, they are destroyed or gri'atly 
injured in the trial, Peters took his way to London. There the 
covenant promise to his fathers was fulfilled in himself. There 
the arrow of revealed truth fastened upon his heart, and eon- 
strained him to call on the Great Physician for healing mercy. 
His words, in reference to such experience, follow : " God struck 
me with the sense of my sinful estate, by a sermon i heard 
under Paula, The text was The Burden of Dumah, and stuck 
fast," This important event in his religious life, occurred when 
he was about 23 years of age. He regarded it with all the seri- 
ousness, with which it is clad by the unerring wisdom of the 

Granger mentions the gossip of envy, that after Peters left 
College, " he betook himself to the stage, where he acquired that 
gesticulation and bull'oonery which he practised in the pulpit," 
The candid representation, which his Legacy gives of the manner, 
in which he spent his time in useful engagements, Inrbids the 
allowance of such a report. Indeed, it shows ihat his heart was 
turned to the Sanctuary, soon alter he left College, instead of the 

His mind being brot^ht to dwell thus unusually on spiritual 
subjects, he retired to Essex, Here he was much assisted by 

1851.] Memoir of Hugh Peters. 11 

Thomas Hooker, in the solution of his doubts, the confirmation 
of his faith, and the increase of his hopes. What he had so 
learned to be of more worth, than all the treasures of earth, be- 
came the theme of his instructions to others. Thus, almost 
before he was aware, like the Apostle Paul, he found himself 
invested with the anxieties and encouragements of delivering to 
attentive audiences, the message of eternal life. Still he consid- 
ered himself not sufficiently prepared in his studies, for so high a 
calling. He, therefore, decided to take up his abode in the me- 
tropolis. Before, however, he did this, he became attached to a 
lady, and, as he describes it, "married with a good genlle wo- 

Having returned to London, he attended on the ministry of 
Gouge, Sibs and Davenport His intention was, for the present, 
to be a learner and not a teacher of theology. But the importu- 
nity of friends was stronger than his purpose. Being licensed by 
Dr. Montaigne, Bishop of the same city, he yielded to their wishes. 
While he officiated at a certain place, a young man was much 
interested in him and his discourses, and made strenuous exer- 
tions to have him preach at St. Sepulchre's once a month. The 
person so energetic, gave, as an earnest of his sincerity, £30 a 
year for such an object Success crowned his efforts, and he was 
highly gratified to hear Peters in the pulpit, where he wished to 
have him appointed. 

Here throngs listened to the fervid and impressive eloquence 
of Peters. Like the more modern Wesley and Whitefield, his 
popularity would soon draw together a multitude. His motive, 
hke theirs, was not mere worldly applause. It was lighted and 

ij purified at the alter of Christian truth, and it raised his aspira- 

/ tions and modiBed his toils, so as to benefit his hearers in the^ 

spiritual and eternal interests. Under such influence, sanctified 

to them by the Spirit of grace, " above an hundred every week 

were pursuaded from sin to Christ." 

Thus borne along, Peters began to perceive, that every aspect 
was not bright and every way not smooth in his progress. Some 
looked on his career with envy, which exhibited itself in detrac- 
tion and resistance. His right purposes and benevolent actions 
were wrested from their true direction, and represented in the 
dark hues of iniquitous selfishness. Others were angry, that he 
declined strict conformity with the Rubric and Liturgy. Conver- 
sant with men, like Davenport and Hooker, who afterwards be- 
came pillars of New England Congretionalism, he strongly de- 

^ sired and sought with them, for the ^Elormation of what they 
deemed corruptions in the national Episcopacy. Of course, he 
was ranked with the Church Puritans, against whom James L 
encouraged the Arminians and Papists, " who became a state 
faction against the old English Constitution." Such policy, in- 
tended by its promoters as their main dependance, ultimately 
proved as a broken staff. Before, however, its lack of wisdom 
and its essential weakness were sadly manifested. Laud, while 


}3 Memoir of Hugh Peters. [Jan. 

in power, risked his repulHtioii and etation on its practice. 
ThU l^late was accustomed (o remark of such preachers as 
Peters, "they were the most dangerous enemies of the Stale, 
becanjse by their prayers and sermons they awakened the peo- 
ple's disaneetion, and therefore must be sappressed." Brought 
into contact with the influences of such power, backed by the 
fullest support of the Crown, Peters was convinced, that he must 
either flee from it, or be crushed, as to his liberty and labors- 
Having concluded that duty required him, like many others, to 
give up all the endearments of native country, for a sojourn on 
(oreign soil, he concluded to comply with the painful necessity. 
The particulars of the hard measure, he received from the hand 
of government, are scantUy preserved. He modestly refers to it 
and briefly states it, " there, at St. Sepulchres, I had some 
trouble, who could not conform to all." 

Referring to himself and others, who left home and kindred 
for the unmolested enjoyment of their religion, he adds, "Truly my 
reason for myself and others to go was merely not to ofl'eiid au- 
thority in that difierence of judgment, and had not the book for 
encouragement of Sports on the Sabbath come forth, many had 

Brook informs us through Huntley, that Peters, while praying 
for the Queen in the same church, used the words, " that as she 
came into Ihe Goshen of safety, so the light of Goshen might 
shine into her soul, and that she might not perish in the day of 
Christ," This was a suitable petition for her majesty, who was a 
strenuous Catholic, by one who professed and preached the Pro- 
testant faith. But, as the same authority relates, such an nltcrance 
of his desires reached the ears of Laud, who forbid the continuance 
of his ministry, had him committed to close conflnement in New 
Prison, and kept him there " some time before any articles were 
exhibited against him. Though certain noblemen oflered bail for 
him, it was refused." At length he was released. Such was the 
treatment, which led him to the conclusion already mentioned. 

While the law was brought to bear so heavily upon his per- 
son, the tongue of reproach wounded his spirit Various wTilers 
have noticed the insinuation of Langbaine, that Peters had im- 
proper intimacy with the wife' of one among his parishioners. 
Granger repeats the story, and says that in consequence of it 
" he fled to Rotterdam." Circumstances, strong as fact, with his 
own repeated denials, consign the accusation to the category of 
idle, if not malicious falsehood. At this very time, there is no 
appeamnre that his people bad any belief of it; that the noble- 
men who were anxious to free him from impriaonraent put the 
last confidence in it; that the worthies, with whom he was ef- 
ficiently engaged in helping to colonize our territory, li.steucd to 
it for a moment. And subsequently, there is not the least indi- 
cation, that the English, who became a Congregational Church 
under him, on the Continent; that his eminent colleagues there, 
Ames and Davenport; that his distinguished friend, Forbes; that 

1851.] Memoir of Bugh Peten. 18 

the anthorities and people of Massachusetts ; that the men of 
high rank and character who were his firm patrons in his native 
kingdom ; and the Parliament, who placed in him the greatest 
confidence, gave any credence to the story. Indeed, the many 
excellent persons, with whom he was most intimate, and whose 
enterprise for freedom, depended mainly on the purity of motive 
and example in themselves and associates, would have been 
the first to notice such a stain upon his character, had it existed, 
and to have withdrawn the hand and countenance of friendship 
fiom him, had he so forfeited their confidence. But the fact, that 
he pursued the straight course of obligation, as he believed it, 
and shared in their co-operation and support, is proof, that, how- 
ever political foes threw out hints to blacken his reputation, they 
esteemed him honest and upright in all his relations of life. The 
intimations, that he left his coimtry to be rid of the trouble, re- 
sulting from such an accusation, is clearly without the least 
proof. The reason for his exchange of residence, as given by 
himself and others, was to escape the persecution, to which Kis 
{Hinciples of non-conformity continually exposed him. Besides, 
had he so done, when, by continual intercourse between London 
and the Low Countries, his character would have followed him 
wherever he went, it would have been absurd for him to attempt 
another eligible settlement in the ministry, and gain friends among 
the best and most respected. But he did succeed in these wor^ 
thy objects, and the inference justly is, that his was not the flight 
of a scape-grace. When under sentence of death, and in view 
of the solemnities of speedy judgment before an Omniscient ar- 
biter, when solicitous that his motives and faith might bear the 
soul-searching scrutiny, a religious friend desired him to teU 
the truth on this very point. His hearty and serious reply was, 
" I bless the Lord I am wholly clear in that matter, and I never 
knew any woman but my own wife." In his dying counsels to 
his daughter, he adverted to the same matter ana remarked, " By 
my zeal, it seems, I have exposed myself to all manner of re- 

So situated, he was among many of the best men in England, 
who sympathized with the plans and endeavors of the Rev. John 
White, whose heart was set upon the preparation of a refuge in 
Massachusetts, for the troubled Puritans of his own country. 
Immediately after a Patent was obtained of the Council for New 
En^and, Peters was the first clergyman, who subscribed towards 
Uie funds for so needful and noble an enterprise. On this 
occasion, stirring to the hearts and hopes of those, who longed 
for a permanent abode, where all, tried like themselves, might 
enjoy their principles and forms of religion without molestation, 
he subscribed £50. The paper, for this purpose, was dated May, 
1628. It began with words of solemnity, " In the name of God, 
Amen,^ and contained the petition, " Whereunto the Almighty 
grant prosperous and happy success, that the same may redound 
to his glory and the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ 


U Memoir of Hugh Peteri, [Jan. 

On the yOth of the same month, (1) deeply interested in the 
emigration of Endicott and his company for bo elevated an ob- 
ject, Peters unites with thirteen others, ineigning his inslnutioiis 
for the government of the Colony, already nnder the direction of 
the estimable Conant 

With hia miud and heart on an undertaking, so congenial with 
hia wishes and sentiments, the circumstances, which called for a 
removal, came to a crisis. He looked to Holland and New Eng- 
land as a field for his labor. The preponderance of present 
reasons favored the former. He went thither aboat the close of 

1628, to ascertain more fully what would be the prospect of hia 
usefulness in the Low Countries. In the mean while, he had 
serious thoughts of emigrating hither with Higginson, Skelton, 
and other ministers, to aid in the great work of founding a relig- 
ious Commonwealth. He had returned to London by May 11, 

1629, when he attended a Court of Assistants, who convened to 
hear the proposition of Oldham, relative to the Gorges Patent, 
This was embraced in the Charter of the Massachusetts Cora- 
pauv, and, as to the manner of its being granted, was sensible 
evidence of the design, entertained by the royal party of England, 
to overthrtiw the liberties of Congregationalism in New Plymouth, 
and to crash their buddings wherever else they might appear. On 
the 13tli, he was al:*o at the Court of Election for officers of the 
same Corporation. The nature of their purpose was too much in 
harmony with his own convictions of what tended to the best 
welfare of his race, to aUow his absence from such conventions. 
To meet his calculation for the period bet\veen this time and his 
emigration to America, he must have returned soon to Holland. 

So constrained to forsake the society of his countrymen, with 
whom he loved to take counsel and co-operate for the preservation 
and spread of Furitaniam, then the butt of ridicule with courtiers, 
he still continued his ministrations of the GospcL The cause of 
Christianity was precious to him in every clime and under all 
changes. He rcali^ied the fact, that such was the inEnite wisdom 
of its doctrines, they were suited to the necessities of his race, 
whatever might be their temporal condition, either prosperous or 
adverse, either as friends or foes, acquaintances or strangers. He 
deeply felt, that the spiritual wants of all, with whom his lot was 
providentially cast, called for like sympathy, zeal, and exertion. 

Though a minute and extended acquaintance with the eventv 
of his newly chosen residence, is very desirable to the inquirers; 
who would follow him, yet they can discover but a few scattered 
facts in the pursuit. He himself, though associated with some 
among the most wohhy and distinguished of his profession, after 
specifving the years of his continuance, sentcntiously observes, 
that it was spent "not without the presence of God in my work." 

In the answer of John Paget, minister of Amsterdam, to the 
publication of Davenport, as given by Haabury, we have the 

(1) The d«te here is u Hutchim 
clc«, p. 13a, give Sept 13, whiL'b it i 

1851.] Mmair iff Euffh PHen. 15 

ensuing passage : ** For Mr. Peters, though at his first coming 
I gave some way, and opposed not such as sought to have him 
here, yet after some time of his continuance in this country, when 
he was called and confirmed for Pastor of the English church at 
Rotterdam ; when, after this, a new proposition was again made 
f(wr calling him hither, I acknowledged that I did not consent unto 
it" He had previously declared, that he opposed the settlement 
of Ames and Forbes, because he disagreed with them on points of 
ecclesiastical order. It seemed that for a like cause, he was un- 
willing to favor the call of Peters in Amsterdam before and after 
his installation in Rotterdam. 

Here Peters was colleague with the noted William Ames, who 
left a professorship at the University of Francker, to be united 
with him in Gospel labors, and who, like himself, was heartily in- 
terested in the experiment of the New England colonists. He 
was an intimate friend of one, who had been made bishop by 
James, but was obliged, through difference in opinion with the 
Covenanters, to leave a divinity professorship at Aberdeen. In 
reference to such a connexion, his words were, " I lived near that 
famous Scotsman, Mr. John Forbes, with whom I travelled into 
Germany, and enjoyed his society in much love and sweetness 
constantly, from whom I received nothing but encouragement, 
thoogh we differed in the way of our churches." Enjoying the 
confidence and affection of his senior co-pastor, he was called, ere 
long, to be deprived of his advice and aid in the cure of souls. 
This event, which he sincerely lamented, took place Nov., 1633. 
Alluding to it, his language was, " The learned Amesius breathed 
his last into my bosom." For several months, and perhaps longer, 
before Hooker came to this country, in the same year, he assisted 
Ames, w^ho was probably sick with the Asthma, to which he was 
subject, and thus was co-worker with Peters. By this means, 
Hooker and Peters renewed their former intimate friendship, and 
they with Ames, actuated by similar motives and purposes, were 
like a three fold cord, not easily broken. 

In the able preface of Hooker to the celebrated work of Ames, 
" A fresh suit against human ceremonies in God's worship," he 
remarked of himself, the two with whom he was so united, and 
others dispersed abroad from their mother country or suffering at 
home — " CJonsider how many poor Ministers are under pressure, 
some fled, some imprisoned, many suspended, themselves and 
hmilies undone." As Hooker embarked for this land of spiritual 
promise to all of kindred sentiment, prior to the decease of Ames, 
Peters was severely tried by being deprived of their society, in the 
course of a short period. 

For nearly two years after the last of such bereavements, Peters 
faithfully discharged the duties of his high vocation. But to the 
iotermption of his peaceable and beneficial labors, he perceived, 
that the influence of Bishop Laud, was increasingly extended, that 
the civil protection around his asylum, was not proof against the 
power of that Primate, whose room and library in part, were, in a 

IB Memoir of Hugh Peters. [Jan. 

way, not yetrevealed to mortal ken, to become his own for a series 
of years. On thU point, Winthrop informs iis, while speaking of 
Peters, " Who being persecuted by the English ambassador, who 
would have brought his and other cliiirchefi to the English discipline." 

Thus renewedly, though alike tried as before, the heart of 
Peters was still with the American home of the Puritans. For 
years he had considered himself pledged to conform with the call 
of his friends in Massachusetts, whenever the necessities of the 
colonics should cry, " Come over and help us." This message 
having reached him, he felt relieved from obligation to toil in the 
old world for the advancement of the cause, which he hoped to 
promote, more fully and speedily, where it had not the long estab- 
lished opposition of Royalty and Prelacy, immediately to encounter. 
Not only was he desirous, that he might be instrumental in help- 
ing to keep the flame of reformation alive among the civilized, 
but also to spread its rays among the benighted Indians. This 
two-fold object was the common profession of all the leading 
clergy and laity, who combined their energies in the wise and 
benetieial design of erecting a reformed State and Church, on 
these shores. Peters observed, that in relation to it, his own 
views, desires, and intentions harmonized with those of "that 
good man, my dear, firm friend, Mr. White of Dorchester." 

So invited and sustained, he was deeply interested in every 
movement, which helped forward these objects in the western 
world. This very year, Lton Gardener, Engineer under the 
Prince of Orange in the Low Countries, " through the persuasion 
of Mr. John Davenport, Mr. Hugh Peters, and other well affected 
Englishmen of Rotterdam," makes an agreement \vith the "fore- 
named Mr. Peters, for four years, to serve the patentees, namely 
the liord Say, the Lord Brook," and others. Such a compact 
had reference to the settlement of Saybrook at the mouth of the 
Connecticut, as another plantation chiefly for the spread of Gospel 
ordinances and influences. 1635. This year, Paget replied to a 
publication of Davenport, issued the year before, who had been bis 
colleague in the ministry. The former, in remarking on the vari- 
ance of his opinion on some points from that of other theologians, 
used this language : " Mr. Peters hath by his practice declared his 
judgment, that it is lawful to communicate with the Brow^li9^8 
in their worship, and by his example hath strengthened divers 
members of our Church therein ; such as sundry of these com- 
plainants are, already too much addicted to resort unto the 
assembly of schismatics and to hear them!" 

Doing in any direction what his hand found to do in the dis- 
charge of his obhgations, Peters bid adieu to the diversified scene 
of his ho|)es and fears, consolations and trials, after "five or six 
years'" experience, and launched upon the ocean with his course 
directed hitherward. But being a marked man in the view of 
advocates for high church principles, they could not suffer him to 
depart in peace. Dr. Nichols, one of their champions, as quoted 
by Brook, represents that Peters was so unpopular, that he was 

1851.] JUemair qf Sugh Feten. 17 

obliged to leave Rotterdam and seek for another sphere of occu- 
pation. The facts, however, that while in Massachusetts and 
subsequendy in England, he was employed by the authorities to 
transact important business for them in Holland, because of his 
high repute and great influence there, shows that such a repre- 
sentation was the ojff-shoot of prejudice and not of truth. 

After the usual occurrences in crossing the Atlantic, Peters ar- 
rived at Boston, Oct 6, 1635, with many passengers in the ships, 
Abigail and Defence. Several ministers, embarked in the like 
sacred enterprise, came with him, as John Wilson, who had been 
here before, and Samuel Shepard. Their plan, like moral obli- 
gadon, was perfect, but they well knew their own deficiency in 
coiresponding excellence to carry it out, and, therefore, their sup- 
plications were frequent and fervent to Him, who giveth strength 
to the weak and help to the needy. Among his descriptions, 
Johnson says, " This year came over the famous Hugh Peters, 
whose courage was not inferior to any of these transported ser- 

With courage bold Peters, a SouUHer stout. 
In Wildernesse for Christ bemiis to war.** 

With health some impaired and spirits usually buoyant, but 
occasionally much depressed, Peters was desirous to consult with 
the Elders here, face to face, and particularly as to his continuance 
in the country. He found the Colony in a condition of alarm, 
lest the government, at home, would fit out vessels of war for 
compelling them to surrender their charter, and also of perplex- 
ity from the opposition, made by Roger Williams and his friends 
against administering an oath of hdelity to the people, as a 
means of greater security. While in this attitude, he was far 
from folding his " hands to sleep." He divided his Sabbath labors 
between Boston and Salem. At the last Town, there had been 
much excitement and trouble in the Church, concerning the la- 
mentable case of Williams, who was still there under sen- 
tence of banishment^ and had withdrawn from worshipping 
with his parish. On this account, the ministrations of Peters had 
need of prudence consistent with truth, and without offence to 
minds, which were still chafed by disagreement on the points of 
their recent controversy. 

From this quarter his attention was summoned to another. 
He signs with Winthrop and Henry Vane, as agents for Ijords 
Say, Brook and associates, who were strong supporters of the 
Puritan cause, — an address to the emigrants, who had gone 
from the Bay to Connecticut and located themselves on the Pa- 
tent, claimed by such noblemen and the rest of their company. 
The intent of the communication was to ascertain from the set- 
tlers, how they purposed to act with respect to the government, 
appointed by those proprietors. 

The next month after Peters' arrival, he is mentioned by Win- 
throp, as active to free the colonists from impositions in traffick 
with ^ seamen and others." Such caution had reference to im- 

18 Memoir of Hugh Peleri. [Jan. 

ported goodH, especially out-fita for the fishery. In the practice 
of it, Peters " moved the country to raise a stock," Under Janu- 
ary of 1636, his success in this undertaking is described by 
Winthrop. He labored " public^ and privately, procured a good 
sum of money, and wrote into England to raise as much more. 
The intent was to set up a magazine of all provisions and other 
necessaries for fishing, that men might have things at hand for 
reasonable priees." Does <he question here arise, why should he 
so meddle with worldly afiairs? Tiie reply is, that then what- 
ever rightly tended to promote the temporal welfare of the 
Commonwealth, also aided to advance its spiritual interests, and 
was therefore considered laudible in the clergy as well as in the 
]aity. Under siieh circumstances, the end consecrated the neces- 
sary means. 18th. Several of the principal men, as Haynes, the 
Governor, BcUingham, his Deputy, Cotton, Hooker and Wil- 
son, having been invited by Peters and Henry Vane to meet 
them in Boston, are now accordingly convened. The occasion of 
this assemblage was to take measures for the suppression of a 
factious spirit, which prevailed, to some extent, among the people, 
and to settle a difierence between Dudley and Winthrop. The 
latter object was speedily accomplished. With respect to the 
former, they make arrangements to rectify supposed laults in the 
past administration of Colonial affairs. Such advisers, with 
conscientious intentions to compass ihe end of their emigration, 
separated with the peaceful reflection, that they had consulted 
and decided in compliance with the dictates of their responsi- 

April 19, There beinggreat scarcity of provisions, and the Char- 
ity from Dartmouth having arrived with suppfies, they were 
purcha,sed by Peters for the Towns, which suffered for the lack of 
them, at a great reduction from the usual excessive rates, demand- 
ed by the coast-traders. Such a labor of love for the public, was 
noticed with high appreciation. 

Variously active as the wants of the Colony required, Peters 
was made partaker in part of the trials, which still betided the 
Salem Church, as the consequence of troubles with Williams. 
The last of these persons left some of his friends, who believed 
with him, that it was wrong even to attend on Episcopal wor- 
ship in England, and to commune with those who did so when 
there, unless they reformed in their opinion and practice. This 
subject was left to the advice of Elders in other churches, who 
disapproved of such a position, though they commended tolera- 
tion to its supporters white they walked orderly. 

May 15. In a discourse before the Congregation of Boston, 
Peters made several requests of them. That they would release 
their Teacher, Cotton, for a season, that he might give marginal 
notes on the difficult passages of the Bible; "that a new book 
of martyrs might be made, to begin where the other had left; 
that a form of church government might be drawn according to 
the Scriptures ;" that they would take steps to advance industrial 

1851.] Memoir of Hugh Peters. 19 

employments, especially in winter, among a portion of the colo- 
nists, whose omis:»ion of it threatened great injury to the ^< Church 
and Commonwealth." 

May 25. With Vane, Winthrop, and other laymen, Cotton and 
Shepsurd, elders, Peters was requested by the General Court " to 
make a draught of laws agreeable to the Word of God, which 
may be fundamentals of this Commonwealth." In consequence 
of this movement, probably accelerated by the suggestion of 
Peters, Cotton produced " Moses his Judicials." 

June. Peters sets out in company with Fenwick and others, 
on horseback, for the Patent of Lords Say, Brook, and associates. 
He had previously maniiested his earnest wish for the furtherance 
of this newly settled Plantation. Owing to its weak and exposed 
condition, he and his friends promised to use their influence for 
the prevention of threatened war with the Pequods. 

July 9. "Many ships lying at Natascott to set sail," he, desi- 
rous that the crews might hear the Gospel, went down and 
preached on board of the Hector. The commander of this ves- 
sel and others prevailed on Governor Vane to have the king^s 
colors displayed on the Castle, though the colonists considered its 
cross as an idolatrous emblem. The fleet being still wind-bound, 
Peters tarried and spent the Sabbath with them in its appropriate 
duties. Wherever he perceived the most need of Christian in- 
struction, he laid aside formalities and self-convenience, so that 
he might give it and so clear himself of conscious neglect 

Dec 7. The controversy, occasioned t)y the speculations of 
Mrs. Ann Hutchinson, came before the Legislature. It had 
drawn in Peters, as among the chief Elders, who anxiously 
watched its progress and strove to counteract its tendency. They 
had recently met and drawn up questions for Cotton, who, at first, 
favored her opinions. Being assured of this. Vane, who also ad- 
vocated her cause, was disturbed, that he had not been advised of 
such a movement, and expressed himself accordingly. Peters re- 
plied, that it saddened the feelings of the ministers, while so in 
the discharge of what they deemed their obligation, that he should 
exhibit a jealousy of them and an inclination to abridge their 
liberty. Vane manfully apologized. Peters besought him, in 
view of hb youth and short experience in the course of religion, 
to beware of hasty conclusions and measures. While these men 
of true worth, were so brought into temporary collision, their per- 
ception was unable to look through the veil of the future, and 
behold themselves perseveringly agreed in the support of freedom, 
at the hazard and final cost of their lives. Dec. 21. Having 
preached to great acceptance with the Salem Congregation, Pe- 
ters became their pastor. No other minister's influence and 
labors in the Colony now equalled his, for Cotton's were in a 
short eclipse, through his leniency for the doctrines of Mrs. Hutch- 
inson. As an assistant in his pastoral duties, Peters had George 
Burdet, popular for his talents, learning, ^nd eloquence. The lat- 
ter was employed at Salem *:n the year of the former's arrival, 
and continued there to the summer of 1637, but going soon after 

20 Memoir of Hugh Peters. [Jan. 

to the eastward, he was discovered at YoA, 1639, as holding cor- 
respondence with Laud and others of the Lords Commissioners, 
in which he asserted, that Massachusetts aimed more at indepen- 
dence of the Crown, than reformation in ecclesiastical government. 

1637, Jan. 19. The church of Peters, like the rest in the Juris- 
diction, keep a fast-day, because of the distresses endured by 
Protestants in Germany, as the result of victories gained by the 
Imperialists ; of the sufferings inflicted on ministers in En^nd, 
whose conscientious scruples kept them from reading the jBook 
of Sabbath sports; and of the religious discussions among the 
people here. 

Aug. 30. At the Synod, convened at Newton, Peters was 
present with others of the Country. A main design with them 
was to collect the prevalent opinions, which they considered wrong 
and injurious, as well as to devise means for the suppression of 
animosity, which existed between the Legalists and Antinomians, 
so termed by each other. Of such opinions " about eighty-two 
were condemned by the whole Assembly." 

Nov. 2. The expectation, which had been generally indulged, 
that the measures of the Synod would induce Mrs. Hutchinson 
and her brother-in-law. Wheelwright, 1o discontinue exertions for 
the spread of their creed, was disappointed. Hence, the General 
Court, being in session, arraigned both of them. After they had 
banished him for expressions in his sermon, which they construed 
as promotive of insurrection, they summoned her to answer. 
With accustomed ability she sustained a long and searching 
trial. Peters, as one of a committee, who waited on her to learn 
the principles, she really cherished, was an important witness. 
He stated his lothfulness to testify, unless required by the Court, 
On the Governor's intimation, that he should proceed, he remark- 
ed " We shall give you a fair account of what was said, and 
desire that we may not be thought informers against the gentle- 
woman." He went on to relate, that he and others called on Mr. 
Cotton concerning the reports of what Mrs. Hutchinson had 
said about the Elders. " So going on in the discourse, we 
thought it good to send for this gentlewoman, and she willingly 
came. I did then take upon me to ask her this question : What 
difference do you conceive to be between your Teacher and us ? 
She answered that he preaches the covenant of grace and you 
the covenant of works, and you know no more than the Apostles 
did before the resurrection of Christ." She made some expla- 
nations, but they did not satisfy the Court The conclusion was, 
that this Body felt themselves called to decide, that she should be 
banished from their jurisdiction, so soon as the weather would 
permit. The reason for such painful severity was stated by 
Winthrop; as to her and some ol her prominent supporters, " the 
General Court finding, upon consultation, that two so opposite 
parties could not contain (continue) in the same body, without 
apparent hazard of ruin to the whole, agreed to send away some 
of the principal" 

[7b &e cofUmuedJ] 

i'todiiarii'i JourTuxl. 


1 The following important docnment has not, it ia believed, been 
Uttv print4;d. Even that it existed was probably known but to 
V. U has been furnished for the Rkgibtkh by Hylvester Jui 

{bq-, of Northampton, aex^ompunied by a letter containing soi 

Unable notes relative to it, which will be found of much inter- 
, both in a genealogical and historical point of view. The 
ler introdnet*»ry matter which follows will be found duly cred- 

fed. It may be proper to remark that the journal is printed from 
r original nianUHcript, which Mr, Judd observei*, is in the hand- 
ritiiig of Capt. Stoddard. 
Mr. Judd, in his letter, remarks ; — " You will notice in it, many 

ties, the name of Maoa.u Le Beal-. This woman was a 
Dghter of Richard Otis, of Dover, N. H. He was killed there 
V^utn that place was destroyed [by the Indians] in 1689, and his 
wife aJid this [then) infant daughter were carried to Canada. 
{The daughter remained in Canada until 1714, when she returned 
I New England] with Messrs. Stoddard and Williams. She 
' married a Frenchman and had two or three childreti, but he 
1 about 1713. She was not permitted to bring her children 
tviih her. About 1715, she married Capt. Thomas Baker, a 
tive of Northampton, and tliey resided in Brookfield until 
33, wiieo they removed to Dover, Their deeeendantfl are 
nuy in that vicinity, as 1 am informed. Among them is Hon, 
>tm Westworth, Member of Congress, from Ulinois. She 
aim to have been named C'hrittini by the Kreneh, but after she 
Kurneil and married, she is named Margaret here ]at Northamp- 
hi] and at Brookfield ; yet it is »aid that she \^Tote her name 
IhriftTinc after ahe removed to Dover, I presume that Margaret 
I ber original name at Dover \ I notice that she had an aunt 

■■ This Mrs. Baker nliad Madam X^e Beau, alias — ? — Otis, is 
; woman whose change from the Romish to the Proteatant 
I Utli. brought forth a letter from a I'riest, and a reply from Gov- 
mor Buniet. These are extant in print.* 

k " CiipU Thomas Baker, a son of Timothy Baker, of Northamp- 
U, and a erandson of Edward Baker, of Lymi, went with 
*a. Stoddard and AViUiama to Canada, and his name 
■are several limes in the Journal. He had been a captive 
nong the Indians, having been taken at Decrtield, on the 29th 
* February, 1704, and carried to Canada, but trom whom he 
Utrivcd to escape in 1705. in April, 17i2, he, at the head of 
ly-lwo men, went up the Conuccticut, and tnniing towards 
VCcrrimack, surjiriscd a party of Indians near the confluence 
If a BtiPam, since called Baker's river, and the Pemigewasset, and 
I one, two, or more of them, and took considerable plun- 

I • OMKcming tliia \tAj. h«r capliTitjr, dmcendanU, and ■iagnlu' rortimo, wo nndcr- 
4 ICr. Bomtia N. Oui ii prepuing to gire im accoouL 




Stoddard? % Jmnui. [Jtn. 

der. They then came down throu^ the woods to Dunstable, 
and to Boston, to get pay for their exploit, as may be seen by 
the Journal of the Ueneral Court An account of this affair is 
published in the New Hampshire Historical Collections fby 
Farmer and Moore, Vol. I., page 127, and Vol. III., page 100,] 
but the exploit is erroneously placed ^ about the year 1720 ;" at 
least, it is so placed in a note to a recent edition of Penhallow's* 
Histoiy, which is credited to the N. H. Collections. 

^ John Carter, mentioned in the Journal, was a son of Samuel 
Carter, of Deerfield, and was taken on the 29th of February, 
1704. He never returned. 

^ William BolUvood, whose death is mentioned in the last para- 
graph, was a son of Samuel Boltwood, of Hadley. His iather 
and his brother Robert were both slain in the fignt in Deerfield 
meadow, on the same day. It is not known when William was 
taken and carried to Canada. 

^ Ebenezer Nimt, mentioned in the Journal, was taken at Deer- 
field, 29th of February, 1704, also Ebenezer SteUntiM.'' 

It may not be thought improper, in this connection, to give a 
brief account of Capt. Stoddard, therefore the following brief 
extract concerning him is taken from Dr. Dwioht's " Travels 
in New England," &c., which will be found in the first volume, 
commencing on page 331. 

" The Hon. John Stoddard was son of the Rev. Solomon Stod- 
dard, second minister of Northampton, and was bom about the 
year 1681 ; and was educated, as his father had been, at Harvard 
College. As he was of a grave, reserved disposition, he was not 
believed to possess any peculiar talents, until he began to appear 
in public life. From that time he grew rapidly into high estima- 
tion. In the year 1713, he was sent as a Commissary to Quebec, 
to negotiate the redemption of prisoners taken from New Elng- 
land. This delicate and very important commission he executed 
in such a manner, as to recommend himself highly to the Grover- 
nor of Canada, and to produce a general satisfaction throughout 
his own country. His influence, derived from his unquestionable 
integrity, from patriotism, and pre-eminent wisdom, was, for 
many years, without a rival in his native province. Grovemor 
Hutchinson says, that "he shone only in great affairs;" while 
^ inferior matters were frequently carried against his mind by the 
little arts and crafts of minute FoUticians, which he disdained to 
defeat by counter-working." His political principles were con- 

• PenhftHow*! '* Hiitorjr of the Wns of New EngUnd with the Eaitem Indiani,'* 
Im., referred to mbore as **m recent edition/* is thmt reprint of it, with notes, bj the 
N. H. Historical Society. It is the first article in the first volnmc. And here It maj 
be well to state, that much confosion and perplexity has been experienced from refer- 
•noes to the ** K. H. Hist ColsV' which may be avoided by considering that there are 
two distinct sets of those Collections. The first, in order of time, is that by Farmer 
jr Moort^ consisting of three voiuwtee ; and that by the New Hampshire Historical 
society, extending now to sue tolumee. Thongh often referred to as thoash there 
were hot one set or series, yet the titles are Tery different That by Farmer 4r Moore is 
entitled *« OoUedHme, Hietancal mid MieeeUoHtwg,'* Ibc, and that by the N H. Historical 
Society, *' CbOecfums of the N. H, BiMorkal ^bcMfy,** &c — Editob. 

1801.] Stoddmi^i J^itrmoL 

sidered by some persons as too rigid. Yet, as the same respect- 
able writer observes, ^few men have been more generally 
esteemed. No man in Massachusetts Bay, possessed the same 
weight of character during the last twenty years of his life ; and 
it may be said, almost literally, that < after him men 9pake not 
^abiu The following anecdote strongly illustrates the truth of 
these observations. Once, when Grovemor Shiriey had a party 
dining with him, a servant came into the room, and informed the 
(Sovemor that a gentleman at the gate wished to speak with 
him. ^ Ask the gentleman to come in,' said the Governor. ^ I 
did, sir,' said the servant, ^ but he said that he could not stay.' 
The company were not a little surprised, nor less indignant, at 
behavior, which they thought so disrespectful to the Chief Mag- 
istrate. ^ What is the gentleman's name ? ' said the Grovemor. 
' I think he told, me,' said the servant, ^ that his name was 8tod* 
dard.' < Is it ? ' said the Governor. ^ Excuse me, gendemen ; if 
it is Colonel Stoddard, I must go to him.' Probably no man 
nndentood equally well the affairs and interests of the Colonies ; 
particularly of Massachusetts Bay. In his native town, and 
county, he was greatly beloved, both for his public and private 
virtues; particularly for his piety and beneficence. The civil and 
military concerns of this County, then a frontier, were for a long 
time under his supreme control ; and were managed with admir- 
able skill and success. Once he was very near being killed by 
an ambush of savages, who lay in wait for him at a farm which 
he had about a mile west of Northampton. One of his laborere 
was, I believe, slain ; but he, with the rest, escaped. He died at 
Boston, June the 19th, 1748, in the 67th year of his age. Li a 
sermon which President Edwards preached on his death, a very 
high and honorable character is given of him." 

Before commencing the '^Journal" it is proposed to give a 
genealogical dcetch of the ancestors of Capt. Stoddard, from 
the original emigrant dcrwn to him, and also a brief account of 
his immediate family. For this part of our introductory matter 
we are mainly indebted to " A Genealogy of the Family of 
Anthony Stoddard, of Boston," printed in 1849 ; but for whom 
or by whom, the work itself does not inform its reader. 
(1) Anthony Stoddard' * came to New England in 1639 and 
settled in Boston, where he d. 15 Mar. 1686—7. He m. 1st 
Mary, dau. of Emanuel Dawning^ of Salem, sister of Sir Georg*" 
Downing, by whom he had three sons. He m. 2d. Barbara^ 
widow of Capt Jowph WeldL, of Roxbury, by whom he had two 
children. She died about 1654, and he m. 8d. Christian , 

about 1655, and had by her nine children, in all fourteen children. 
Those whose descendants are given, follow : 

L Solomon,' b. 4 Oct 1643, grad. H. C. 1662, settled in 

*Tliere wm * Jakm Stadder at Hin^am in 1638, whose name, eayi Bir. Liir- 
oour, wif often writien Stoddard. There was liTing in that town, in 1736, 
DmUL Stoddar^ aged 108 yean, on the twenty-ninth of September of that year^— OU 

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Northampton, as before stated. His wife was Mrs. Edker^ 
widow of Rev. Eleazer Mather^ his predecessor in the ministry at 
Northampton, who was dan. of the Rev. John Wareham^ of 
Windsor, Ct He died 11 Feb., 1729, ». 86, and his wife, 10 
Feb. 1736, sb. 92. 

(3) Samson' b. 3 Dec. 1645. He married, but the name of his 
wife does not appear. By her he had one son, Samson, who 
grad. H. C. 1701, was a minister, and settled in Chelmsford. 
This son likewise had a son, Samson, who grad. H. C. 1730, and 
he had two sons, Samson, who grad. H. C. 1763, and Vryling, 
who grad. H. C. 1766, and three dans., one of whom m. ■■ 

Wilder^ one W%rt#?, and one Rev. Dr. HapkinSj of Hadley. 

(4) Simeon* b. about 1650. He was thrice married. The name 
(13) of his 1st. wife, by whom he had all his children, is not given 
in the genealogy. Her death is recorded, 13 Ang. 1708. He hl 
2d. Ulizabethy widow of Col. Samuel Shrimpton^ 31 May, 1709, 
who d. 13 April, 1713. His 3d. and last wife was MehitaiUf 
widow of Hon. Peter Sargent^ and neiece of CSov. Stougktm. 
This is acx^ording to the printed genealogy, but in a notice of her 
death published in a paper of the time, it is stated that she died 
23 Sept., 1738, and that she was ^ mother to the Rev. Mr. Co&ptr^ 
one of the ministers of Boston." 

The death of Mr. Stoddard is thus noticed in the papers : 
" On Thursday morning last, [15 Oct., 1730,] died here [in Bos- 
ton,] the Honorable Simkon Stoddard, Esquire, formerly of His 
Majesty's Council of this Province, in the ^th year of nis age.** 
Solomon' (2) who m. widow Either Mather^ had, 
(6) I. Mary', b. 9 Jan. 1671, m. 2 Oct, 1695, Rev. Stephen HSxj 
who grad. H. C. 1690, and was a minister at Wethers- 
field, a. 

(6) n. Esther", b. 2 June, 1672, d. 19 June, 1770. She m. Rev. 

Timothy Edwards^ minister in East Windsor, Ct. 

(7) HI. SamueP, b. 6 Feb., 1674, d. 22 Mar. 1674. 

(8) IV. Anthony", b. 6 June, 1675, d. 7 June, 1675. 

(9) V. Aaron*, b. 23 Aug. 1676, d. 23 Aug., 1676. 

(10) VI. Christina', b. 23 Aug. 1676, d. 23 April, 1764. She m. 
Rev. William Williams^ minister of Hatfield. 

(11) Vll. Anthony* b. 9 Aug., 1678, d. 6 Sept., 1760. He grad. 
(18) H. C, 1697, was a preacher in Woodbury, Ct., 60 years. 

His 1st wfe was Prudence Welh, whom he m. in 1701. 
She d. in May, 1714. He m. 2d. Ma$y Sherman^ 31 Jan., 
who d. 12 Jan., 1720. He had 11 children. 

(12) VIII. Sarah', b. 1 April, 1680, m. Rev. Samuel Whitman, 
minister at Farmington, Ct. They had a dau. Sarahj m. to 
Rev. J. Trumbull ; Elizabeth^ m. to Rev. Thomas Strong^ of 
New Marlborough ; and 3 sons. 

(13) IX. John', b. 17 Feb., 1682, d. 19 June, 1748. This is the 
gentleman who was the author of the " JOURNAL.** He 
m. Prudence Chester, of Wethersfield, Ct., 13 Dec., 17ia 
She was b. 4 March, 1699, d. 11 Sept, 1780, cb. 81. 

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Simeon' (4) who had for his 2d, wife, the widow Shrimptonj had, 

(14) L Maiy«, b. 20 May, 1676. 

(15) IL Anthony" b. 24 Sept, 1678, grad. H. C, 1697 ; ^ applied 
himself to merchandize ; went to England in 1701, and re* 

tmned the next spring. In May, 1705, he m. Mrs. [Miss] Marika 
Belehety youngest dau. of Hon. Andrew Belcher^ Esq., and sbter 
of Governor [Jonathan] Belcher. He d. here on Friday, March 
11th, 1748, and she d. on the same day of the month forego- 
ing."— ^f^em aazettej 15ihj and 22 March, 1748. Their children 
vere Martha, Simeon, grad. H. C, 17%, and Anthony. 

(16) III Elizabeth' b. 15 Feb., 1680, d. 25 June, 1757, «. 77. 

(17) IV. Simeon', b. 20 Oct, 1682, murdered in England, in 1706. 

(18) V. Davids b. 5 Dec 1685, m. Elizabeth, grand-dau. of CJoL 
Samud Shriniptonj 23 Dec 1713. His dau. /SSaroA, m. Eldor 

Thonuu Ghreenough; Mehitabel, m. William Hyslopj Mary, m. 
Rev. CharU$ Chatmeeyy D. D. 

Of the other children of the family of (Simeon* (4) ) we have 
not the particulars. 

Anthony* who m. Prudence WeUe, had, 

(19) L Maiy^ b. 19 June, 1702. 

(20) IL Solomon* b. 12 Oct, 1703, d. at Woodbury, " of the 
Great Fever," 23 May, 1727. 

(21) IIL Eliakim^ b. 3 April, 1705, m. Joanna Curtis^ resided in 
Woobury, d. 1750. 

(22) IV. ElishaS b. 24 Nov., 1706, m. Bebekah Sherman, d. in 
Woodbury, 1766. 

(23) V. Israel*, b. 7 Aug. 1708, d. 30 May, 1727. 

(24) VI. John*, b. 2 March, 1710. 

(25) VIL Prudence*, b. 12 October, 1711. 

(26) y III. Gideon*, b. 27 May, 1714, m. OUve Curtis, 1734, re- 
sided in Woodbury. 

(27) IX Esther*, b. 11 Oct, 1716, m. Preserved Strong, and had 
chUdren, Solomon, John, Uriel, Anthonv, and JEsther. 

(28) X. Abijah*, b. 28 Feb., 1718, m. JEunice Curtis, 4 April, 
1739, resided in Woodbury. 

(29) XL Elizabeth*, b. 15 Nov., 1719, m. Daniel Munn ; had one 
child, Elizabeth^ m. to Leuns Beers. 

John' (13) of Northampton, Colonel, &c, who m. Prudence 
Chester, had, 

(30) Mary* b. 27 Nov., 1732, d. 12 July, 1812, in her 80th year. 
She m. Col. John Worthingtcn, of Springfield. He was a 

grad. of Yale, 1740, high sheriff previous to the American Bevo- 
mtion. She was his 2a. wife 

(31) II. Prudence*, b. 28 Mav, 1734, m. Ezekiel WiUiams, of 
Wethersfield, Ct, 6 Nov., 1760. He was many years High 

Sheriff for the County of Hartford. Their dau. Emily, m. San^ 
%d W. WUUamSf who grad. Yale, 1772, and 6 daus. and 4 sons ; 
their son, John, grad. Yale, 1781, m. Sophia WortMngtcn ; dan. 
Harriet, m. Rev. Dr. Parsons, minister of Amherst, Mass.; Ezeldd 
grad. Yale, 1785, m. Abigail Ellsworth, of Windsor ; dau. Pru- 


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denee^ m. Rev. Mr. Baward^ of Springfield ; Mary nu John SaUeTf 
of IMteinsfield, a md. of Yale, 1788 ; son, ThamoM ScMy gr&d. 
Yale, 1794, m. Delia Elhwarth, of Windsor, 2dly. Martha M. 
Oak ; son, Samuel Porter^ gnid. Yale, 1796, m. mary H. Wehb^ 
and afterwards, Sarah Tyler, lived in Mansfield and afterwards in 
Newbury port 

(82) IIL Solomon* b. 29 May, 1736, d. 19 Dec, 1827. He grad. 
Yale, 1766, m. Martha Partridge, of Hatfield, 21 Nov., 1765, 
by whom he had three children. She d. 20 Oct^ 1772, ce. 33 ; 
and he m. 2d. Eunice Parsons, of Amherst ; by her he had also 
three children ; she d. 22 Jan., 1797. He lived in NorthamptoDi 
and was for some time High Sheriff of Hampshire county. 

(33) IV. Israel*, b. 28 April, 1741, d. 27 June, 1782. He grad. 
at Yale, 1750, m. Eunice TViUiams, of Hatfield, residwi in 
Pittsfield, and was High Sheriff of Berkshire county. 

(34) V. Hannah*, b. 13 October, 1742, d. 1 August, 1743. 

Here it is proposed to discontinue the Genealogy, which, at 
some future time, it is hoped will be continued and perfected in 
a manner worthy of the aistinguished family of Stoddard. 

JOHN WILLIAMS, named in the Commission, was no other 
than the famous ^ Redeemed Captive^^ who, according to his aUe 
and accomplished biographer, accompanied Capt Stoddard as 
Chaplain. He must have been of great service in the negotia- 
tions, as he had been among the enemy in the late war, and had 
a good knowledge of the situation of affairs, as well as localities 
in Canada ; and, at the same time, he doubtless was in great 
hopes to obtain his own daughter, still among the Indians in that 


A Journal of a NegoHation between the Marquxi de Vaudreuxl^ Governor^ 
General of Canada^ and John Stoddard and John Williamt, Messen' 
gers, commustoned by His Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq,, Captain^ 
General and Governor of Her Majesiifs Government of the Massachu" 
setts, SfC., in New England 

Having received our letters Credential, our Passport and Instructions, 
we departed from Boston, November 6, 1713, and on the 9th we came to 
N. Hampton. On the 13th we set forward towards Albany, taking with 
HI Capt. Thomas Baker, and Martin KcUog, our Interpreter, and two 
other attendants, vis : Eleazer Warner, and Jonathan Smith. The same 
day we. came to Westficld. The 14th, we took with us two other men for 
oor guides to Albany, and to bring back our horses, and travelled about 
tUrty miles. 15th we arrived at Kenderhook, and the 1 6th at Albany, 
where we were treated with great courtesy. 17th, the Commissioners 
met, and assured us they would afford all possible assistance. The river 
being full of ice, it was judged best to send for some active Indians, and 
propose to them whether they would undertake to provide ns with canoes 
al the Lake Champlain, or at the Lake Point Sacrament, and thence to 
convey us safe to Canada, but on the 18th we were informed of two 
friendly Indians bound for Canada, that had with them a large canoe, and 
in probability were shut up about forty or fifty miles above Albany, so 

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we, according to oar advice, sent our Interpreter and a Dutchman to call 
thean back. Thej went from Albany the 19th, in the morning, when it 
proved moist and warm weather, and there was a prospect that the river 
would dear itself of ioe. 21st, the men returned without finding the 
Indians, giving an account that the ice rendered the river impassable. 
The 2Sd, the Commissioners met and determined that the journey was 
at present impracticable. 24th, we sent back our horses. 27th, the Com- 
mnsioners met and hired an Indian to be one of our guides to Canada ; 
he indented with another to accompany him, which Indians were ordered 
to Woodcreek to hunt for provisions, and to bring us an account what 
condition the Lake was in. 

We being informed that Hendrick (the chief of the Cahnainghas,) had 
great influence on the Cagnawaga Indians, and was likely to be very 
serviceable to our design, therefore, according to our advice from Col. 
Schuyler, we sent for him (on the 25th December,) and agreed with him 
to go with us, he having satisfied us that he would improve his interest for 
the deliverance of our English prisoners at Cagnawaga. We thought to 
have undertaken our journey by the 3 1st, but the weather for many days 
proving very soft, that the ice in many places brake through, so that we 
were necessitated to defer our journey. January 11th, it proved cold, but 
soon after very sofl weather again. 13th, Apawmet, one of our guides, 
letnmed and acquainted us that he was informed by five several Indians 
that the Lake was not frozen, and that on the river there was much water, 
and depth of snow upon it, and the ice very defective. 15th, the Com- 
missioners met, and thought it not advisable for us to take our journey, 
hot that we should tarry ten days, unless the weather should greatly favor 
OB. 22d, we set from Albany, several Gentlemen accompanying us. We 
went that day to Col. John Schuyler's farm, about nine miles from 
Albany. 23d, we went to Scautacook and four miles beyond — day's 
journey, eighteen miles. 24th, we passed Saratoga ^wq miles — day's 
journey, fourteen miles. On the latter pai*t of the day it snowed hard. 
25th, we lay still, and so on the 26th, till noon, then travelled ten miles, 
passing Fort Nidiolson one mile. 27th, we passed Fort Anne four miles 
— da^s travel, fifteen miles. 28th, we travelled down Woodcreek and 
seven miles on the drowned lands — day's travel, nineteen miles. 29th, 
we lay still, it having snowed most of the day before and part of this. 
30th, we nu&rched in snow shoes, arrived at Kenderovcr, eighteen miles, 
dlst, we passed Cryn Point about four miles — day's travel, twenty 
miles. February Ist, we lay still. 2d, we marched about twelve miles, 
and then found the Lake open ; thence we were necessitated to travel by 
hmd, and cross bays — day's travel, fifteen miles. 3d, we marched fifteen 
miles. 4t]i, we travelled about fourteen miles, and then took the Lake 
iboat three miles from Wenoskeek, and thence marched between the 
Gk«at Island and the East shore — day's travel, twenty miles. 5th, we 
by stilL It snowed hard all day. 6th, we travelled twenty miles. 7th, 
we travelled twenty miles. 8th, we travelled twenty-four miles and came 
to Chamblee. 9th, Mr. Longuille sent a carryall for us, which carried us to. 
Montreal. We tarried there 10th and 11th. Mr. Longuille provided for 
US two canyaOs, in which Mr. Williams and I, with our Interpreter and 
one man more, set forward toward Quebec, on the 12th, having left onr 
other men at MontreaL That day we passed Longuille, Port de Tram- 
Ue, Long Point, De Arpontice, and lodged at Le Yoltre, called nine 
leagues. 13th, we almost passed the Lake St Francis ; — went thirteen 
leagues. The 14th, we passed Trois Rivers, Champlain, Babiscant, and 
kdged at St. Anns, twelve leagues. 14th, we passed Plattoon, and 

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lodged at Point De Tramble, thirteen leagues. ICth, we arriTed at Que- 
bec, seYen leagues. We waited on the GoTernor and Lord Intendanti 
and then retired to our lodging. 17 th, the weather being eztremelj bois- 
terous, we went not out till afternoon ; then waited on Mr. De Yaudreuil, 
showed our commission, delivered our letters, and said that the war, long 
since commenced, and for manj years continued, between Her Britaoie 
Miyestj and the most Christian King, was at length happily terminated 
by the conclusion of a peace between these two Crowns, in the articles of 
which peace, it is stipulated and agreed, that all persons taken in war, 
without distinction, should be dischaiged and set at libertj ; during which 
war, divers persons have been taken from the several govemments in 
New England, and some from the adjacent parts, and brought hither bj 
the French or Indians, which, according to the Articles, ought to be set at 
liberty ; and not only so, but, at the motion of Her Britanic Miyes^, 
the King of France did, during the time of war, give order for the release 
of divers prisoners named in a list enclosed in the King's letter, and thai 
his Excellency, Governor Dudley, had appointed Mr. Williams and my- 
self, and given us his letters Credential, with orders to demand all prison- 
ers whomsoever ; and his Lordship was a man of that honor and justioei 
that we assured ourselves he would readily comply with our demand, and 
whatsoever we should afterwards reasonably challetSge. 

Grovemor Vaudreuil assured as that all prisoners should have free lib- 
erty to return — and that those that would go should have his blessing — > 
and that we might use all freedom with them — and that we might go to 
them, or send for them to our lodging — and that we should have free 
speech with the religious. 19th, the Governor told us that he understood 
that a French Gentleman had hid an English boy, which he ordered 
to be brought back again. 21st, we sent the following letter by our Liter- 

Quebec, February 21, 1718. 

Sir — We cannot (without injustice,) neglect the acknowledgment of the 
honor and respect that hath been shown us by all the King's Officers since 
our arrival in this country, and particularly the good treatment we have had 
since we have had the honor to wait on your Lordship, who we find a man 
of that honor and justice, as highly to deserve the good character you have 
obtained, and whose goodness bath made such an impression upon us that 
we shall always reflect thereupon with valuable thoughts of your person. 
But there are some of your people, which, (we think^ ought to be laid 
under some restraint. One of the laity told us (this day) that he would 
do whatever he could to prevent a certain prisoner's return. There are 
likewise some priests, who, not being content with the endeavors they 
have used with the prisoners for many years during the war, do now make 
it their business to go from house to house to solicit our people to tarry in 
this country. Some they endeavor to terrify by suggesting their danger 
of perdition ; some they threaten to take from them their effects, wives, 
and children ; which practice of theirs appears to us as barbarous and 
inhuman, and like that which was very highly resented by the Governor 
(if we mistake not the place) of the Castle of Denand, who, upon the 
oomplaint of a British Officer, that the Priest did practice with the prison- 
ers to proselyte them, the Governor did thereupon reprimand him, and 
threaten him with severity, in case he ever did the like, thinking it 
enough for the people to suffer imprisonment, and not to be vexed and dis- 
about their religion. We doubt not but your lordship will pre- 

1861.J SbManr9 JawnaL 

Tent sodi liijiiries, etpedaUj since it is taking away that liber^ and firoo* 
dom which the King expects should be given, and is inconsistent with that 
candor and sineeritj which his Majesty would have manifested. 

From 3rour Lordship's most humble servants, 

J. & 
J. W. 
To the Marquis de YaudreuiL 

The next day, Mr. Yaudreuil told us that he could as easily alter the 
eoorse of the waters as prevent the priests endeavors. 23d, we visited 
aome £nglish nuns, who we found well pleased with their present circum- 
itancpfti 24th, the Grovemor sent for us, and when we came to his house 
we found the Lord Litendant with him. He proposed that he would, at 
big charge, send our prisoners to Annapolis, or some adjacent place. We 
answered, that our Master only must resolve that point. He likewise 
told us that there was a considerable nunil)er of English people that the 
King (afler divers objections) had naturalized ; therefore they could not 
have liberty to return — which we afterwards found to be eighty-four in 
number. We answered, that it was altogether new to us, therefore we 
demanded a copy of the naturalization, and time to answer. We further 
demanded that those under age should be compelled to return, which he 
readily promised. He likewise notified us that there was a prohibition of 
all trade with New England. The next day we sent another letter by our 

Quebec, February 25, 1713. 

Sir — Your Lordship was pleased (yesterday) to inform us that the 
King of France had naturalized divers English prisoners, therefore they 
ooold not have liberty to return ; upon which we say that Mr. Dudley 
and Nicholson were not apprized of that matter, and so could not instruct 
OS therein ; but, for the present, we answer, that the denying those per- 
ions their liberty would not be just or reasonable, for which we offer — 
(1.) That it would be inconsistent with the King*s good intention of 
respect and friendship to the Queen, who, to gratify Her Majesty, did, 
(daring the war,) comply with her desire to set at liberty all her subjects 
(bcooght hither in war,) that he could obtain the name of. (2.) It is con- 
trary to the King's especial command, inasmuch as divers of those who 
are said to be naturalized are named amongst those that the King orden 
to be set at liberty. (3.) It is contrary to the Articles of Peace, inas« 
mneh as all those taken in war, without distinction, are thereby set at lib- 
erty. (4.) We remember that your Excellency hath (divers times) said 
that yoQ did not care how few staid in this country, and the fewer the 
better. Now, your proposal of staying near a hundred persons, under the 
pretext of naturalization, seems very inconsistent with that freedom you 
seemed to manifest for their departure. We assure ourselves that what 
we have said on this point is altogether sufficient, if it were not we should 
oflbr something further. We pray your answer. 

From your Lordship's most humble servants, 

J. S. 

To the Marqnis de Yaudreuil. J. W. 

27th, we set forward towards Montreal. March 3d, we arrived there. 
4Ui, Grovemor Yaudreuil arrived also. 5th, we had a conference with 
Mr. Yaudreoil, at which we told him, that, at our first conference, he pre- 
tended great willingness for our people's return, but since that he objected 
against the retom of a great number, under pretence of naturalization. 

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and now we expected ihej would lay all tbe stmnbUiig blodu ihsw 
ooold in our way, and we desired to know what we might expect ; and ■ 
his design was not to suffer us to carry any of our people with us, thai he 
would let us know it, that we might not be obliged to tarry to no purpoae. 
He answered, that he would evidence that he was sincere in his preten- 
sions, but was afraid to release those that were naturalized, but would 
write to the King, which letter we should see. We answered, that wonld 
be but a delaying of us, and a disobeying of the King's orders ; however, 
if he was resolute in that matter, one of us would carry his letters to the 
King. We offered to prove that naturality to be but a fraud and 
deceit. He replied, he thought it to be so, and, at length said, we mi^ 
send such persons down below Quebec, and take them on shipboard as we 
fell down the river, and that he would never send after them. Then wn 
demanded that men and women might not be entangled by their mar* 
riages, and parents with their children. He conceded that French women 
might have liberty to go with their English husbands, and that Engliib 
women should not be compelled to stay with their French hnsbaods, bol 
as to that Article of the Children, ho must take some time to consider of 
it 13th, Crovernor Yauderuil sent us word that he did not improve of 
those persons coming to divine service who had embraced the Bomuh 
Religion. The 1 5th, we sent the following letter : 

Montreal, March 15, 1713-4. 

Sir — At our first conference your Lordship did manifest a good and 
generous spirit (well becoming your character and station,) when yon 
readily complied with our general demand of all Ekiglish prisoners, and 
when you assured us that you would, with cheerfulness, part with all oar 
English Prisoners, and that the insinuations of the relig^ions, or otlief% 
should not be sufficient to prevent our utmost freedom with our people, or 
to impede their return, which good resolution we did divers times afte^ 
wards observe. Yet, if we should admit thoughts of jealousy or suspicioa 
of your sincerity, we should stumble at the consideration of that stranga 
objection of naturalization, and at the prohibition of our peoples being 
present at our divine service, and some other things that have fallen 
under our observation. Although those things have been countenanced 
by your Lordship, yet we know they had their original elsewhere. Soeh 
things as those are apparent by little artifices of such as are ill-affected 
toward that affair which is committed to our management. We have two 
or three demands further to make the next time we attend your Lord8bi|i. 
Your compliance therein will sufficiently evidence your sincerity, and thai 
you are guided by reason and principles of justice, and not by the sug- 
gestions of others. 

From your Lordship's most huMble servants, 

J. S. 

To the Marquis de Vaudreuil. J. W. 

We proposed not farther to pursue those things at present, but by that 
letter we thought to dispose him more willingly to comply with what we 
should ask the next day, which we accounted would be most servicable to 
us. Accordingly, on the 1 6th, we demanded of him that all the Engliah 
Prisoners should be gathered to Quebec, there to give their answer 
whether they would return or not (presuming that when they were gotten 
from the Priests, their acquaintance, and should see others ready to em* 
bark, they would easily be persuaded to go with them ;) which took Hi 
effect ; the Governor promising that he would cause all to be assembled 

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theie, ezeepfc loaie few married persons, who we might certainlj know 
beforehand that thej would not go home. We further demanded a reso- 
ktkm to our ftMrmer proposal, referring to children bom of parents during 
their imprisonment. The Governor told us he knew not what to deter- 
miiie, but desired to know what Governor Dudley should say concerning 
the practice in other countries, and his reasons why they should not be 
hdd as milgects to the King of France ; so we offered our opinion and 
reasons for it, and left the matter for the present. We further demanded 
i list of all English persons in the country, we not being able to obtain 
their names ourselves ; which list he promised to procure. 20th, Grover- 
■or Vaudreuil sent us word that he would not allow any English to visit 
It on the Sabbath. We went to him and wrangled long about that mat- 
ter, and urged, that throughout the whole country, that was the principal 
kj lor all persons to visit, and that many had not an opportunity to go 
dHoad on other days. We also added divers other things, but at last 
faond his fixed resolution more forcible than our arguments. On the 26th, 
VB wrote the following letter : 

Montreal, March 26, 1714. 

Sir — We find it very inconvenient speaking by an Interpreter, there- 
fore we choose sometimes to write our opinion that you may at leisure 
eonsider our proposals. 

Your Lordship (the other day) proposed that wc shotild write to his 
Excellency, Governor Dudley, that he would set forth what was the usage 
in Europe concerning children bom during the imprisonment of their 
parents, which we propose to do. But, in the meantime, divers difficulties 
arise from our not being resolved in that point ; wc do therefore tender 
our thoughts which are so apparently rea^^onablc, that we doubt not of 
jonr concurrence therein. 

There is a twofold right to all, (1.) Princes may challenge a right, 
which right does not accrue to them, neither by their being begotten or 
bom within their dominions, but is determined by the right they have to 
their parents ; for if any on an embassy or on their particular business, 
cnry with them their wives, or, being prisoners of war, happen to have 
diildren bom within the dominions of another King, those children do not 
become subjects of another Prince, but of him whose subjects their par- 
ents were ; so that concerning them there can arise no difficulty ; — and 
as to those whose parents are, the one a subject to one Prince, and the 
other a subject to another — either he to whom the father is subject may 
challenge all the children, or he to whom the mother is in subjection, or 
eadi Prince may challenge one moiety, and it matters not much which of 
the three you choose. There is likewise a right which parents by nature 
bave to their own children, and in case one of the parents be subject to 
the crown of France, and the other subject to the crown of Great Bri- 
tain, yet if they will both agree that all their children shall abide in this 
country, or that they shall all go to New England, we see no great diffi- 
culty in conceding to it ; but if they cannot agree, let them be divided 
according to the King's right But it comes much to one and the same 
thing, whether it be left to the resolution of the parents or be determined 
acoOTding to the King's right 

From your Lordship's most humble servants, 

J. S. 

To the Marquis de YaudreuiL J. W. 

29th, we had further discourse about such as were begotten by, or bom 
of English parttits, but ooold not obtain a full answer. We denumded 

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imbsistence for our Prisoners in their return, both hj land and sea, whidi 
was complied with. 

We acquainted Mr. Yaudreuil of our purpose to send home some pri»* 
oners by land. He told us that if any would come and saj before him 
tliat they would go home, he would permit their return. We further 
demanded that John Carter (who lived at considerable distance) might be 
sent for ; and when he came, on April Ist^ the GrOYemor sent for us to hii 
house, where we found Carter, who (although he had ollen told us that he 
would go home, and desired that he might take the first opportunity to go 
by land, now contrarywise,) declared that he would abide in this countiy. 
We then desired (of Mr. Vaudreuil) liberty of speech with him at our 
chamber, which the Governor unwillingly consented to. After sane dis- 
course with Carter, he told us that he would go before Governor Yau- 
dreuil and say that be would go home, which he did; at which the 
Governor was greatly enraged, and, aflcr some rough expressions, said, 
that lie tjliould not go home at present, but should wait the arrival of our 
ship, and see whether he continued his resolution. 4th, we sent awi^ 
Capt. Baker with letters to Governor Dudley, and with him three 
English Prisoners, to go by the wny of Albany, having a Frenchman for 
a guide, and to bring back their canoe. We aiherwards took an En^iah 
Prir^oncr to our chaml>er who declined to return by sea. We desired of 
Mr. Viiudrcuil that he might retuni by Albany, which he allowed, bat 
would nut subsist him, saying that he was ordered to send the Prisonen 
by sea, and therefore he would not subsist them by land. 28th April, the 
Lonl Intendant arrived at MontreaL SOth, we made a second demand ol 
a list of all English Prisoners in the country, with an account where and 
with wliom they lived, which the Governor did again promise to procure. 
Sd May, wo, knowing that the Governor had some dependance on the 
Lord Intendant for information concerning the usage in Europe, respect- 
ing children bom of parents in imprisonment, we offered to his Lordship 
our n^asons why they should be accounted subjects of the Queen. He 
readily assented that those who were Prisoners of War, their children 
ought likewise to be accounted, but instanced in some who had been Pris- 
oners in England, who were denied liberty of returning because they had 
married there, and thereby became subjects of the Crown of England. 
We likewise perceived by his discourse, that those taken in the former 
war were not by him thought to be prisoners. 

We further discoursed about the act of naturalization, and particulailj 
demanded his opinion in that matter ; — 8up])osing it did appear tlwt those 
persons had not actually demanded the naturalization, whether the Act 
ought to impede their return. He answered, no ; for the King did not 
pretend to bestow privileges on men in spite of them, and that there ought 
to be no indirect methods taken to stay our people. 5th, we attended 
Governor Vaudreuil, and demanded that care might be taken that oar 
people, with the Indians, might be brought out of the woods, and those at 
home not suffered to absent themselves, which was readily complied 
with. We likewise desired the Governor to infonn himself concerning 
children l)om of Prisoners, that we might proceed in our business as far 
as we were capable before we should receive further instructions from 
home. The same day, we waitc^d on the Lonl Intendant, and repn^ented 
to him the ill circumstances of our ]>oor j>eop]e with the Indians, and 
desired him to use his interest on their behalf, which he told us he would 
do. He afterwanls told us that there had been complaint made to him 
tliat we had been abroad after eight of the clock in the evening, and that 
we preached religion to our people ; and, afler a little pleasant discoaiM, 

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ve ibiiiid lum to be in earnest ; telling us that in case two persons should 
testify that we preached to them he would confine us to our chamber* 
We replied that we were sent hither to regain our prisoners, and should 
nse all proper means therefor ; and since they had been long in this coun- 
trj, and all possible endeavors used with them to persuude them to 
embrace another religion, with which they were infatuated, no man could 
Rippose it reasonable that we should be prohibited liberty to use means to 
nideceive them ; and further, we told him that our orders were to Mr. 
De Vaadreuil, who we supposed to be the governor of the country, and 
that such matters were to be determined by him, and that he had given 
liberty for such discourse. He said that he had the charge of the policy, and 
kad particular orders from the king to prevent such practice, it being con- 
trary to law, and if we persisted therein, he would complain to the king. 
We answered, that it would be very pleasing to us that the king should be 
perfectly acquainted with all the transactions, touching our uffuirs in this 
eountry ; and as to the law which he mentioned, we said tliat such laws 
were made for the regulation of particular kingdoms, but public afifairs 
that concerned divers nations, were to be governed and regulated by the 
dvil law, which did no more disallow of speaking of religious matters to 
our prisoners than to exercise religion amongst ourselves, lie told us 
that we had not instructions to discourse religion w^ith our people, for 
Governor Dudley had written no such thing to IVIr. Yuudreuil. We 
replied, that he had not written anything about the prisoners* ])arents, 
brethren, lands, &C., yet it did not follow from thence that he had not 
instructed us to acquaint them with those things ; and several other things 
of like natore passed, so tliat, finding his talk somewhat insipid, he 
desisted — only tolling us that tlie priests had mformcd liim that we, in a 
moment, undid all they had done in seven years' endeavors to establish 
oar people in their religion. After tliiS treatment, we declined visiting 
the Lord Intendant for nuuiy days. 14th, Mr. Junceur, by the Govern- 
ment order, discoursed with Mr. Williams' daughter, and with her Indian 
relations, who said they would leave her to act her liberty resiH»cting her 
return. The Governor promised that if her relations would consent he 
would compel hcr""to return. 15th — To prevent afler-disputes, we read 
to Governor Vaudreuil the chief particulars which he Imd formerly prom- 
ised to us, viz : (1.) That we should use all freedom of speech with the 
Engliifh people in this country. (2.) That all English persons taken in 
war and brought into this country, sliould have free liberty to return. (3.) 
That all those under age should be cx)mpelle(l. (4.) That we might pri- 
Tately take away those tluit were naturalized. (5.) That French wonwjn 
might go with their English husbtui<ls, and English women should not be 
eom|>elled to tarry with their French husbands. (6.) Tliat he would 
gather all the English people to Quebec, there to resolve whether to 
return or not, except some few married persons, who we might certainly 
know that they would not return. (7.) That he would subsist our people 
in their return. (8.) That those children whase parents were both Eng- 
lish should be accounted ours, but the matter ^^specting others, was lefl 
midetermined. These particulars he again consented to, only objected 
something against the return of those that were naturalized, and those 
that were bom in the country. We intimated to the Governor our 
resentment of the Lord Intendant's behaviour toward us. We found our 
Uniting him pleasing enough to Mr. Vaudreuil, who talked that our 
afiairs should in no wise be determined by him. 17th, We sent two men 
to Bushenril and Point de Tramble, who returned the 18th, and informed 
thai Eben Stobbins and John Castor (who so oflen pretended that they 


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woald go home) were not likelj to return. 29thy We went to Cagnawa§i^ 

to visit the natives and the prisoners with them^ which we found ratlm 
worse than the Indians. 80th, We understanding that some of the ehicA 
of Cagnawaga were going abroad, we desired that we might have i 
conference with them; and accordingly, Mr. Yaudreuil sent for them, 
who, on June 2d, came to our chamber, and, after compliments made 
and returned, we went to Mr. Yaudreuil's. Thither came two of the 
Jesuits of Cagnawaga, and divers other gentlemen. The Governor 
spake to them to encourage them to restore us our people. The chid 
speaker, (contrary to the usual custom, viz., without speaking one word 
to each other,) rose up and said that those taken bj them were adopted 
into families, and not held as prisoners, but as children ; and it was not 
their custom to compel any to return, but should leave them to their own 
liberty. We thought it not proper to discourse with them before a num- 
ber of such people as were present, therefore desired opportunity 
them at our chamber, whither we retired, and after they had stayed 
time at the Governor's, they came to us. We told them that it was the 
custom of all nations in Europe to compel all persons in minority (as were 
divers prisoners with them,) and likewise gave an instance of divert 
French prisoners who were by the Iroquois delivered to some Frenck 
gentlemen, and forcibly carried home, which Mr. Junceur, the King's Inter- 
preter, confirmed. We said that the reason of that practice was, that 
such persons had not discretion to know what was for their good. We 
said further, that it could be no benefit to them to detain such chil- 
dren, and they could not but be sensible that their parents and iriendi 
were much exercised about them, and were they under the like circumr 
stances, they would desire the like of us. Further, if they would deliver 
them to us, it would be pleading to the Queen of Great Britain and the 
King of France, to the Govembr of Boston and the Governor of Canada. 
After all they said, they were sensible that it was difficult with their 
friends at home, yet could do no othcm^'ise than they had said before. 
The 5th, we presented to the Governor the following note : 

Montreal, June 3, 1714. 
Mr. De Vaudreuil : 

Sir— -We are uneasy under the present circumstances of our affairs ; 
therefore, for our guidance at ])resent, and that we may be able to satisfy 
our masters, we desire your Lordship's particular reply to the demands 
following : 

1st. We demand, whether the Indians in this country, who have English 
prisoners in their hands, are subjects to the King of France, or whether 
we must treat with them as a free people. 

2d. If they are subjects, we demand that all prisoners, in minority, that 
are in their hands (of which there are many) might be compelled to return, 
as well as those in the hands of the French. 

8d. Tliat all others with the Indians, as well as those with the French, 
(except some few persons exempted) may, according to your Excellency's 
promise, be assembled at Quebec, there to pive their answer whether thej 
will return or not; where we expect that some gentlemen fVom Boston wiU 
be joined with us in our negotiation. 

4th. That matter respei*ting children bom of English parents in this 
country being undetermin(*d, we demand that such children may likewise 
be assembled at Quebec, that we may not be long delayed after the arrival 
of our ship from New England. It is not necessary to repeat our reasons 
for what we demand, but needful that we be resolved in these matters ; and 

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ve hope that jour answers will be such as may content jour humble ser- 
Tanta. J. S. 

J. W. 

The GrOYemor pretended that he would give us an answer in writing; 
hit when we afterwards asked for it, he said, that if we would get it trans- 
lated mto French, he would write us an answer, which we did, and sent it 
by oar Interpreter, but never received his answer to that, nor to any other 
cf our letters. We afterwards wrote the following letter : 

Montreal, June 7, 1714. 

Sir — Your Lordship has Yery often manifested an earnest desire for 
the deliverance of our children out of the Indians* hands, and that noth- 
ing should be wanting on your part for the effecting thereof. The thing 
b undoubtedly attainable, and lies within your reach, and if your Lord- 
dup will comply with the method we shall propose, we conclude that the 
&alt will not rest on your Excellency. First, we will hint at the state of 
the case, and then let you know wliat we at present desire. 

Some of the Indians, at least, have such principles of justice engraven 
on their minds, that they account it very reasonable that our children 
diQuld be delivered into our hands, and they would willingly do it, but 
they are not masters ; besides your Excellency, whom they acknowledge to 
be the chie^ they have divers others, which we suppose they stand in more 
fear of, who continually practice with them to prevent the return of our 
diildren. There are, likewise, a considerable number of those children 
who are willing to go home, but some gentlemen have taken such measures 
respecting them, that they dare not manifest it openly ; which practice we 
suppose to be no way justifiable. 

That which we desire of your Lordship is, that you would, by a letter 
to the chiefs of Cagnawaga, (to be interpreted by Mr. Junceur) as their 
&ther, signify your sincere desire that they would deliver our people to 
OS, which you account reasonable, and that if it be neglected, both you 
tod they will be in danger to know the king's displeasure, and that they 
ought not to regard the insinuations of the clergy, or any others, to dis- 
niade them from a matter so highly reasonable ; hereby you will but act 
yourself, in acting the part of a just man in a matter so laudable. 
We propose to take another journey to Cagnawaga. 
Potentates Yale. From your Lordsjiip's most humble servants, 

«J. iS. 
To the Marquis de Yaudreuil. J. W. 

We had been told by Anogarista, one of the chiefs, that he would very 
wiliiagiy deliver an English boy he had with him, in case the Governor 
would give order for it, without wliich he dare not do it ; but the Gover- 
nor, being resolved that he would not use force, either with great or small, 
and putting us off with trivial answers, we thought it to no purpose to go 
to Cagnawaga, especially afler we were informed by one of their chiefs 
tbat the Bishop had been there, and thanked the natives for not delivering 
oar people to us ; and understanding, by another, tliat they had been taught 
that if they delivered them to us they would thereby be the occasion of 
their damnation, and Christ would be angry with them, and damn them 
therefor. 8th, We sent Thomas Tarball and one English prisoner, (with a 
letter to Giovemor Dudley) to return by the way of Albuiy. lltli. We 
sent one other. The same day, Mr. Vaudrueil sent us word that he would 
not assemble any at Quebec but such as were willing to return home, 
unless we would be at the charge of it. 14th, The Grovernor promised us 

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that if we would draw a list of puch as wc more espedallj desired sbonld 
be asseinble<l at Quebec, he would brin«» them tliither on the arrival of 
our vessel, and that we mi<rht take any with us that were willing to go. 
I5th, We pn\sented him with a list of those wc were especially dcHirouB 
phould be, brought thither. He thought it not worth while to take those 
that were not willin<^ to go home. We told him that when we were 
absent the priests would prevail with almost any of our people to 9aj 
they would not go home ; and if he would not promise to bring them 
down, we dare not go and leave them. II<^ then sjiid he would do in that 
matter what he (*ould. IGtli, The (iovemor inibrmed us that he expected 
Mr. De Hamsey, within a day or two. and by him, orders from the kingi 
respeeting our affairs, and he thought it Ix^st to defer our journey to Que- 
bec till his arrival. He likewise told us that he expected to go to France 
within a short time, and did promise on the faith of a gentleman and of a 
governor, that he would do to his utmost thiit we might have all our pris* 
oners. 17th, We understanding that the Ivord Intendant hod ordered the 
goods of Madamt! Li^ Beau\s husband (dec(j|ased) to be sold, lyd the 
money ))ut into the hands of a keeper, he still delaying to make a distri- 
bution, we told him that she stood in need of her money for her necessary 
supply, and desired that a distribution might be made. He answered 
that she had been in this country from a eliild, and might not be suffered 
to go home. We toM him that if she staid she had nwnl of her monej, 
and we cimcluded that he did not withliold her money under tliut con- 
sideration. He replierl that he kept it on that very a(*count, and to 
justify his actions, said that he had onlers from the king, that if any per- 
sons were resolutely set to leave tlie conntr}', he should keep their money 
from them. lUth, We understanding that the master of a banpie was for- 
bidden to carry to QnelK;c liladam Le Beau's goo<ls, which were put on 
boanl. we attende<l Governor Vaudreuil and informed him that some of 
our P^nglish peojde werii going with us to QucIm'c. and desired that they 
might have lilxTty to put their goo<ls on board the banjue. He Siiid that 
any sliouhl have liberty but Madam Lc Beau. We shewed how unrea- 
sonable it was that she should be d('ban*ed that lilx'rty that Was due to 
every one. Tlie (lovemor had formerly given lilK»rty to us to take that 
woman in particular, but now said, she was taken in the fonner war, and 
the Articles of Pea<:e made no mention of such. We answertnl that the 
princes di<l not supjM>se any Iiad been fletained from the fonner war to the 
end of the latter ; and that, during the pt^ace. she was in minority ; and be- 
cause there wa< a neglect in not conip<'lling her, it did not now become just 
that slie shoidd be denied \\\i\ exercise of her libertv. And furthermore, 
she would glailly luive gone home in the time of peace if she might have 
had oi)portunity. The (iovemor would neither consent to her going 
home. n«)r to her going to (^ucIkjc, but promised, by the faith of a g<?ntle- 
man, that he would obtain the lil>ertv of the Court of France for her 
return, ami, if i>ossible, it should l>e sent befon», winter. We thanked 
him, ami told him that she was now spirited to return, and that sla; liiid 
been so long vexed and plagued in this country that she could lie no 
longer easy lien*, and that sIm» ha<l sold lu'r household goods and could not 
well subsist. We likewise a(*quaintr>d him how she had been injureil by 
the Lf>nl Intendant. We complained to tln» Governor that the Lonl In- 
tendant kept a poor man in pris<m under a notion of a crime, but on no 
other account but to prevent his going home. 21, We again urgi'd that 
Madam J^e B(*au might have lilx^rty to go home, but (H)uld obtain no 
further, only the (iovenior promised that if he could not obtain liberty of 
the Court of France for her return, he would cause her to be sent home 

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ItfiTstelj. 22cl, We departed for Quebec (taking with us seven prison- 
ers,) where we arrived 25th. We could hear no news of our vessel, but 
dailj uncertain rumors, which always failed. On the 7th July, arrived 
Madame Le Ford from Montreal, and brought with her two English boys 
which ahe had bought of the Indians at Cagnawaga.* She informed us 
that she agreed with the savages for the children, at Mr. De Vaudreuirs, 
ud that he had lent her the money to pay for them, which she had repaid 
liim, and that the Governor had bought a girl of the Indians, with his 
own money. 8th, The Lord Intendant arrived at Quebec, and on the 14th 
eime Governor VaudreuiL Idth, We attended him, and he told us that, 
leoording to his promise, he had been at St. Francis, and discoursed with 
the Indians there concerning their English prisoners, who answered that 
there were some Indians, prisoners in the hands of the English, which 
diey could not obtain, and that ours should not be restored till theirs were 
delivered to them. We replied that all prisoners in our country were set 
It liberty, as he saw, by the Governor's pnx^lamation, and care taken for 
thdr return ; but those Indians had none of their people imprisoned in 
«ir country. He said that the Eastern Indians, their friends, had, and 
puticularly Escombuit had been there to demand his son, but could not 
obtain him. We said, there was no heed to be taken to what the Indians 
Mid, and his Lordship could not but be sensible that if he should send 
Inther to demand the prisoners, they would be all delivered immediately. 
We added, that these English at St. Francis, were taken by Indians 
employed in the king's service, and if they were subjects to the king, we 
ttight well expect tliat he should restore the prisoners to us ; but if they 
were not, we should not do well to demand them of him. He answered, 
that he looked upon them as allies, an<l the king must do so too — for, by 
fivte, he could not oblige the Indians to deliver their prisoners. 17tli, 
Governor Vaudreuil told us that our Governor pretended to send a vessel 
to Qaebec early in the spring, but although the summer was now far ad- 
duced, yet it was not arrived, and therefore, he thought it best for us 
to return. We answered, that we were ordered to wait the coming vessel, 
nd could not return without particular orders therefor. He then told us 
tlutt we had been long in this country, and put the king u[X)n great chiirge, 
ind he should not longer subsist us ; but u[)on our showing a probability 
that our vessel was delayed by contrary winds, and that it would be here 
within eight or ten days, he told us that ho would subsist us till then. We 
were preparing to send a post to New p]ngland to inform of the state 
of our business, and to acquaint Governor Dudley that we had no news 
of our vessel, but on the 19th we heard of some English being arrived at 
MontreaL 23d July, Capt. Baker, with four men, from New flngland, 
nrived at Quebec, by whom we received our first letters from Boston. 
The sftme day, we delivered Mr. Yaudreuil's and Mr. Bigon's letters, 
dipt Baker brought with him one English prisoner from MontreaL 
G^it Baker informed us that Aaron Littlefield, an English lad, (being 
KDtfor to Montreal, by Grovemor De Ramsey) said he would return home. 
Having liberty from the Governor, he supplied him with clothing, but 
before his departure came the priest of Bushervil (with whom he dwells) 
while Capt* Baker was absent, he took off the boy's clothes and prevailed 
with him to stay. After we had represented the matter to Governor 
Vaudreuil, he sent for the boy to Quebec, and kept him there some time, 
hot it was then too late ; — the same priest (who then took tlie pains to 
eome to Quebec with him) had made too thorough work with his prose- 
lyte. 24tby We sent a letter to Mr. Vaudreuil, who, when he received it, 


38 Stoddard*$ JoufnaL [Jan. 

monifestod some discontent at our insisting on those things we had so often 

Quebec, July 24, 1714. 

Sir — We may, from wliat we hoar of the departure of our vessel from 
Boston, justly <*x|)ect her arrival here within a few days therefore it will 
be no(*<'Kstiry that orders he forthwith given for the assembling our people 
who dwell in the remoter luii-ti* of this country. 

Your Lonlship did defer the determination of that affair respecting 
those that were said to have been natundized till you received your let^ 
ters from Messrs. Dudh»y and Nicholson, by whose answers, you know 
they are fully of opinion, that tliat ])reten<'e of naturalization is of no 
weight, and oujrht, by no moans, to debar them of free lil)erty to retuni, 
and that all, universally, ought to exorcise their utmost freedom. 

The most Christian King hath commimded tluit we should see all the 
English prisoners in this countr}% to the intent we may know what they 
voluntarily choose. Further, on the ICth of March |>ast, we demanded 
of your T^rdshi]) that all our English prisoners should be brouglit together 
at (Quebec, there to determine whether they would return or not, with 
which your Excellency complied, and promised that they should all be 
brought to (2uel>ec, except some few married persons, Miiich we might 
assuredly know they would not return. ITiorcfore, pursuant to the king's 
orders and your Lonlship's word, we ex|)oct to see all our people here. 
Since the alwve-montionod ]>romis<», your Ixmlship hath made some objec- 
tions respecting those with the Indians, to whioh we answer, that the king 
commands that those in the hands of the Indians, as well as those in the 
hands of the French, should be delivered to us; nnd we know full well that 
your Lordship is able 1o effect their deliverance, and that the savages (in 
detaining them) do not so much act tlieir own natural inclinations a» they 
act by the guidance and instigation of some French gentlemen. As to the 
pretence tliat is made by those of St. Francis, it is not only frivolous, but 
it wants truth. 

We cannot omit telling your Lonlship that the priests daily practicing 
with many of our young and simple p(»oi)le, and by a sort of force 
constraining of them to abide in this country, is justly resented as a tiling 
very injurious and unworthy, and not one instan<T can l)e given of such 
like practice in Now England, during the whole war; but they are 
rather helped forward and encouraged to return. We are are directed to 
tell your Lordship, that if any of our prisoners are forcibly detained here, 
on any pretence, it will be a thing that cannot be paralleled in all Europe. 
We can only offer our opinion and reasons. Your Lordship only, at 
present, hath the power to determine. You may perform what you have 
promised us ; may execute the King's orders, or vary therefrom at your 
pleasure ; — none can control you. We have been long sensible that (as 
your Lordship hath sometimes intimated) you are kept from acting your 
own inclination, thnmgh fear of incurring the King's displeasure, by means 
of complaints that may be sent to Court against you from some particular 
gentlemen in this country. Wo are of opinion that your Lonlship will be 
much more secure by acting conformalily to the rights and usages of 
nations, and what will be acceptable to Her Britanic Majesty, than by 
doing any thing unjustifiable, in compliance with the humor of particalar 
gentlemen ; for, undoubtedly. Her Majesty's resentment will be of worM 
consequence to you than the resentment of an ecclesiastic, or any other in 
this country ; especially when your just determinations themselvcB will vin- 
dicate you. 

186L] Stoddar€P$ JmrnaL 89 

We presume jonr Lordship will determine matters so that they shall 
be to the satisfaction of your most humble servants. 

J. S. 
To the Marquis de VaudreuiL J. W. 

27th9 We received a letter from Capt. Sonthack, dated at Tedisack. Aug. 
2d, Governor De Ramsay arrived, dd, He came to visit us at our cham- 
ber, where I told him, that although I had not had the honor to know 
him, yet, hearing of his justice, and the generosity of his spirit, and know- 
ing that he was lately from France, and undoubtedly was acquainted with 
the custom of nations, we had purposely deferred the prosecution of our 
business till his arrival, assuring ourselves that he would do what in him 
lay to move Mr. Vaudreuil to comply with our just demands ; then read 
to him our letters to Mr. VaudreuiL, of greatest consequence — as that 
eonceming naturalization, and concerning children bom in this country, 
Ice, — and generally acquainting him with our business. He assured us, 
that although he had not the power, yet he would improve his interest, in 
]Hitting forward our affairs. The same day, our brigantine arrived at 
Quebec. 4th, We attended Governor Vaudreuil and told him that our 
vessel was now before the town, and we expected the assembling of our 
people, to give their answer respecting their return ; and when he pre* 
tended that orders had been long since given, that if any in the upper part 
of the country were desirous to return, tlicy should be brought tliither, 
and that when we were there we had liberty of speech with them, we 
answered, tliat he gave us liberty to spenk with them, but there were 
many that we had never opportunity to S]>eak with, nor to see them ; and 
that many others had only spoken transiently with us, not pretending to 
give us their answer, whether to go or stay. Divers that we had seen had 
told us that they would return to their own country, and others were in 
minority and ought to be compelled. Further, the King had positively 
ordered that our people should be assembled, that we might know their 
inclination, and he had likewise promised it to us, therefore we expected 
to see them here. He proposed that we might send one of our people to 
Montreal to speak with them. We replied, that the King onlei*ed that 
we, who were the Commissioners, should sec Ihem, and not that our 
attendants should ; and it was well known that we, who were Commis- 
sioners, could not go to all parts of the country where there was a 
prisoner, especially just upon our departure. Then he desired a list of 
those that were most likely to return from the upper part of the country 
— pretending that he would send for them — which we promised to send 
him. We then demanded his resolution concerning English children^ 
bom in the country, which he had not hitherto determined ; and after the 
matter was debated, he resolved that it must be decided by the King. 
He likewise continued his resolution that those that were naturalist 
should not be permitted to return till the King was acquainted with that 
matter. 5th, We sent him our list He sent us word that he would give 
orders that any named in that list should have liberty to come to Quebec 
We sent back that we insisted on the execution of the King's orders, and 
the promise he had made us, and if he would not act conformably thereto, 
we should not desire him to give himself the trouble to send to MontreaL 
He answered, that he would not send ; but, on further consideration, con- 
eluded to send a proclamation, requiring some of his officers to assemble 
our people in the upper towns, and demand their answer. 7th, The Gov- 
ernor sent Leland, the King's Interpreter, up the country, with hia 
orders ; we also gave liberty to one of our English sailors to go to Moo- 

40 Stoddard'9 JtmmdL [J\ 

treal to see bis sister. Afterwards, the Governor told ns, that he had ordered 
that all the prisoners should be broaght before the man we had sent to Moii- 
treaL Wc told him, that we hod sent no man, but only suffered a sailor to go 
thither to visit his sister, and on no other account. 11th, We attended 
Governor Vaudreuil, and desired that all the prisoners at Quebec and the 
places adjoining, might be assembled, that we might have speech with 
them, which he promised to do within four or five days ; and, (mrticularlyy 
two persons at Lorett, and one Arabella Jordan, at Trois River. Gover- 
nor Vaudreuil also signified that the Lord Intcndant was angry because 
Madam Le Beau was come from Montreal after he had ooE^ed her to 
that town (her coming was by order of Governor De Ramsey.) He 
likewise renewed his protestations of working her deliverance when he 
should arrive in France, or if she would return to Montreal, and from 
thence to our country, none should hinder her. We insisted on her going 
by sea, either publicly or privately, but he manifested great imwillingneHt 
being afraid of the Lord Intendant, and the Bishop, from whom he had 
lately received divers letters concerning Madame Le Beau. 14th, We 
again a«ked that the English might be assembled, which the Governor 
promised should be done the next day. We likewise desired that £ben- 
ezer Nynis, in particular, and his wife and child, might be sent for from 
Jjorctt, and signified tlmt they were kept in fear by the Lidians, and bow- 
ever desirous they were to return, yet they dare not say they would go 
home, unless they see themselves clear of all danger from the Indiana. 
He promised to give order that they should all be brought together, witli- 
out priest or Indian with them ; and because the woman was not welly he 
would order tliat she should be brought on horseback ; and if not able to 
ride, she should be brought in a cart. Accordingly, on the 15th, he sent 
his orders by a Frenchman, with whom we sent our doctor, to take 
care of the woman. He returned the next morning, and informed thai 
she was able to walk to town on foot, and that he had been greatly 
afiVonted by the Jesuit of Lorett. 16tli, ^yms came to Quebec, and 
divers Indians with him, but his wife came not — the Jesuit pretending 
she was not able. Mr. Williams and Capt. Southack attended Mr. Vau- 
dreuil, and signified our dissatisfaction, and he pretended that he would 
do anything to have her brought to town, if we would put him in a way 
to effect it, but nothing was done that was probable to effect the matter. 
The same day, I attended Governor Vaudreuil, and after a long debate 
concerning Madam I^e Beau, wherein he constantly manifested a 
g^reat fear of suflcring us to carry her away by sea, he determined to 
send her by land, from Montreal, by some of our Englishmen, and that 
he would cause her to be conveyed to Chamblee, by a Frenchman, and 
there delivered to our people, and we might be assured that nothing 
should prevent it. We proposed that he should supply our people with 
provisions, at Chamblee, for their journey. He answered, that he hated to 
ask that devilish Intendant 17th, We discoursed with Governor Vau- 
dreuil concerning Madam Le Beau. He still insisted on her going by land, 
and gave his word of honor tluit he would cause her to go home. We 
still insisted on Nyms and his wife being brought to town, assuring him 
that their lives were in danger if they (while at Lorett) should say they 
would go home ; and, rather than liazard themselves, they would say they 
would abide in this country. We likewise told him, if his orders were 
not sufficient to bring them to town, then it would be to no purpose for 
him to take any further thought about them. At length he promised thai 
he would give positive orders that they should be brought the next day. 
The same day, in the evening, Mr. Vaudreuil told Mr. Williams, that 

1851.] StoddarcPM JoumoL 41 

Madam Le Bean might return by sea, but Bhoald not take either of her 
cUldren with her. 20th, In the morning, GoTemor Yaudreail sent for us, 
and canaed N^rms and his wife to be brought before us, who deckred that 
they woald go home, and accordingly were put on board. The woman 
walked from Liorette to Quebec, and when she came there we could not 
perceive but that she was as well as, generally, women are. At the same 
time. Governor Yaudreuil told me, that he would give order that Madam 
Le Beau's child should be taken from her and put among the Ursulines. 
I answered, that she had the sole power of disposing of the infant, and 
she might put it out where she pleased ; and, so long as the child was well 
cared for, no Prince could, with justice, forcibly take it away. I likewise 
acquainted him, that one John Whitaker, who had declared before his 
Excellency, that he would go home, was gone from us, and by what we 
could not learn. The clergy had either persuaded him away, or forcibly 
conveyed him about twenty miles down the river, and we expected he 
ihoold be sent for, and brought to us. I further told him, that there were 
mahy English prisoners in the town, and places adjoining, that had not 
been asked whether they would return or not. IIo answered, that he 
▼ould cause them to be assembled in the atlemoon, and required, that 
those that had already declared that they would go home, should again 
make their appearance, and accordingly there were some assembled, part 
of which declared that they would go home ; others said they would not ; oth- 
ers said they would not go to Boston, but to England, by the way of France ; 
others said they would go, provided tliey might take with them their wives 
mad children ; and one who had formerly said he would go home, and bad for 
many <lays been on board, now det^lared he had rather stay, and was taken 
from us. 21st, Came a great number of Indians from Ijorett>, having been 
informed (as we were told by a squaw who had adopted Nyms for her son) 
by a man who came to Liorett on horseback, that we had taken Nyms and 
lus wife, and bound them, and forcibly conveyed them on board. The Gov- 
ernor sent two of those Indians to us, and desired that they might go on 
fcoard with us to speak with Nyms — they being on board. Nyms told them 
lie would go home. Then they demanded his child, which he refusi^l. On 
'the 23d came some Indians from St Francis, who brought an English 
prisoner, but refused to deliver him without a ransom of one hundred and 
sixty livers, which, after a considerable dispute, was paid — the one lialf 
l)y Governor Vaudreuil, the other by Mr. Williams. We being informed 
Uhat there were four prisoners at St Francis — one with the French, the 
^est with the Indians — that were desirous to return, as also some others 
«t or near Montreal, likely to be obtained, we api>ointed our Interpreter, 
with three others, to visit such prisoners (as we informed him were likely 
to return,) and to endeavor their deliverance ; then to take his journey, by 
land, to the Otter Creek, and thence, the most direct way to Deerfield, 
unless he should have with him any prisoners, which, by their inability, 
should render the journey that way impracticable ; then to return, by Al- 
hsny, and hasten his letters to Boston. On the 24th, in the morning, we 
sailed from Quebec with twenty-six prisoners, having lost three men who 
had declared to the Governor that they would go home, and five others, 
who pretended to embark just before we sailed ; — not having received the 
list that the Grovemor promised us ; without having our people assembled 
at Quebec ; without having one half of our people asked, before us, 
whether they would return or not, and several that were at Quebec while 
we were there, — or one minor compelled ; having never seen many of 
our prisoners while we were in the country. 
We fell down that day, a little way, by the Isle of Orleans. 25th, We 


ifi*. Wdlton^M JoumoL 


sailed, under a firesh gale wind, to the Isle of Condre. 26t]i, We Bailed to 
the Ii»le of Levre ; — there we tarried. 27thy Ahoot four in th^ momingp 
TVIUiam Boltwood died — having been sick about a fortnight We tarried 
there 28th, 29th, SOth, and Slst. Sept. 1st, in the morning, we sailed 
thence (1714.) 


Sir — I send herewith, a copy of a brief journal kept by Mr. Josiah Wal- 
ton, during a campaign in the ^' Old French War." If you think proper, 
please insert it in the Register. Mr. W. was bom at Reading. About 
1770, he removed to New Ipswich. On the day of ^ Concord figbty"* he 
joined a company that went from that town, and was at the battle of 
Bunker*s Hill, where he was severely wounded ; but recovered, and wai 
at the Battle of Bennington. He lived a long and useful life, and died 
June 21st., 1831, aged 95 years. F. K. 

^ June ye 30, 1755. 

^ I went with Major Nichols, bound for Crown Point Monday, tram 
Reading to Wobum. Tuesday, from there, through Bedford, Concord, 
Sudbury, Wcstboro*, to Worcester. On Wednesday, from there, throng 
Ijeiccster and Brookficld, to Palmer. Thursday, through Springfield and 
Westfield, to Ghisgow. Friday, through part of Number One, to Shef- 
field. Saturday, through Kinderhook, to the Half-way House. Sunday, 
to Albany. July G, We went up the river, from the 6th of Aih 

guHt till ye 1 4th, when we arrived at the carrying place. Sept. ye 4t]i, 
got to Lake Cjeorgc. Sept. ye 8th, there was a scout of seven hundred 
men which met an army of French and Indians, which beat us back to 
the camp, and there fought some hours. The fight began four miles from 
camp. I was dismissed at Lake George, Oct. 4th. I got to Albany the 
7th. Went on board Capt. Clapp's sloop, which sailed that day for Boa- 
ton, where we arrived Oct. ye 21, and got home the next day. 

" A Company that went in the Expedition to Crown Point, under thfl 
eommand of Major Nichols. 

Capt. John Taplin Ebenezcr Collins 

Lieut. Benjamin Flint Francis Chase 
Ensign Isaac Steams Ichabod Drew 

Seargent Nathan Walton Kendall Flint 
Josiah Fay Jonathan flaton 

Obadiah Hoit John Fay 
Samuel Dagget Solomon Fay 

Ebenezer Going 

John Hill 

Samuel Hartshorn 

Thomas Hadlej 

Peter Hay 

Jpnathan Johnson 

Asa Kendall 

Daniel Knight 

John Locke 




Corp. Ezra Smith 
" William Gould 
John Dix 
Jolm Boutwell 
Ithimar Calos 
Josiah Brag 
Thomas Brewn 
Elisha Barton 
John Walton 

William Lewis 
Moses McClemen 
Benjamin Moon 
Joseph Pratt 
Ebeneser Pike 
Charles Rice 
Person Richardson 
Benjamin Ridell 
Lewis Richardson 
Samuel Smith 
Timothy Tewksboiy 
John TewksbuTj 
James Wyman 
Ebenezer Whitney 
Josiah Wetherbee 
Josiah Walton 

April ye 22, 1756, a general training, to enlist men for Crown Point" 

1851.] Jne$9iar$ of Btv. Samuel Sopkin$, DJ). 48 



[Commanicated bj Stltbstsk Judd, Esq^ of Northampton.] 

John Hopkins settled at Cambridge in 1634, was admitted freeman in 
1635, and removed to Hartford in 1636. He died in 1654, leaving a 
vidow, Jane, and two children, Stephen and Bethia. The widow mar- 
ried Nathaniel Ward, of Hadley, and the daughter married in 1652, Sam- 
lel Stocking, of Middletown, and, afler his decease, James Steele, of 
Hartford* John Hopkins may have been related to Edward Hopkins, 
Esq^ of Hartford. 

Stepbkn Hopkins, only son of John, married Dorcas Bronson, 
laogliter of John Bronson, of Farmington, and resided at Hartford. He 
died in 1689, and his widow in 1697. He names, in his will, six children, 
tix.: John, Stephen, Ebenezer, Joseph, Dorcas, Webster, and Mary 

John Hopkins, son of Stephen, settled in Waterbury, where he died. 
No?, 4, 1732. His wife died May 80, 1730. Their children were: — 
John, b. March 29, 1686 ; Consider, b. March 29, 1687 ; Stephen, b. Nov. 
19, 1689 ; Timothy, b. Nov. 16, 1691 ; Samuel, b. Dec 27, 1693, gradual !d 
at Yale College 1718 —Minister of West Springfield ; Mary, b. Jan. 27, 
1W6-7 ; Hannah, b. April, 25, 1699 ; Dorcas, b. Feb. 12, 1706. 

TixOTHT Hopkins, son of John, of Waterbury, married Mary Judd, 
diQghter of Dea. Thomas Judd, of Waterbury, June 25, 1719. He died 
in W., Feb. 5,1748-9, aged 5". Their children were: — Samuel, b. 
Sept. 17, 1721, Y. C. 1741 — Minister at Great Barrington and New- 
FQrt; Timothy, b. Sept 8, 1723; Iluldah, b. Dec. 22, 1725; Hannah, 
bi April 11, 1728; Sarah, b. May 25, 1730: James, b. June 26, 1732; 
I>wiel, b. Oct, 16, 1734, Y. C. 1758 — Minister at Salem ; Mary, b. 
June 27, 1737 ; Mark, b. Sept 18, 17 J9, Y. C, 1758 — was a lawyer, as 
I am informed. 

[The following very interesting Letter from Dr. Hopkins, of Newport, 
to Rev. Jonathan Judd, of South Hampton, never before published, 
accompanied the above brief Grenealogy.] 

Newport, Nov. 5, 1798. 

Drar Sib — It is near thirty years since I have had anything direct 
ftMn yon, and I do not remember that I have written you since ; which I 
am now disposed to consider as my fault The import of your line to me 
^ was, that you considered me as a great and wicked heretic, highly 
Irving rebuke.* I believe I have publi.shed nothing since that would 
^ you to have a better opinion of me, had you read my writings, which 
to me is improbable. 

However, considering our consanguinity ; f that we originated in the 
same town, were classmates at college, and the intimacy which took 
phce between us when we were young, and entering on the stage of life, 
^ere is, perhaps, no reason for our living strangers to each other. I 
therefore now sit down to write you by post, as I know of no other way 
of conveyance, presuming you are yet in this world, though I have heard 
nothing i^ you for a considerable time. 

* Mr. Jadd was strongly opposed to some of the opinions of Dr. Hopkins, 
t The mother of Dr. Hopkins was a sister of Mr. Jadd*i lather. 

44 LMiT of Rev, Samuel Hopkins, D.D. [Jan. 

Yoa are about a year older or younger than I am, I think ; but I do 
not remember which. I was 77 years old on the 17tli day of last Sep- 
tember. But very few of our cotemporaries are now living, and we shall 
soon be called off the stage of life. I think I have heard of the death of 
the wife of your youth ; and that you have since married another wife, 
but who, or from whence, or whether she be yet alive, I know not. Yoa 
have children, I conclude, some or all of them grown up and settled in the 
world ; but how many you have had, whether they be all alive, and whit 
proportion of males and females, I have not been informed. 

I have had eight children — five sons and three daughters — whidi 
were all born in Great Barrington. Four of them are deceased, viz. : my 
youngest son, Daniel, who died in Maryland in the year 1788, in the 25tA 
ye^r of his age ; my tliree daughters, Betsy, Joanna,, and Bhoda, all lived 
to marry, and left issue. My oldest daughter left two sons who are now 
with their father in North Carolina. Joanna married a Fisher, in Med- 
way, and has left but one child, a daughter, now in her 17th year, who 
lives with me. Rhoda married to John Anthony, and died in this towo, 
soon after her first child was bom, in 1792. Iler child, a son, is now liv- 
ing, and is with his father's parents at Kiliington, in Vermont. My fint 
wife died at Great Barrington, in August, 17113, having gone there on a 
vi^it to her children, and hoping that it might be for her health, having 
been in a decline many years. Since that, I have married a second wife, 
a maiden lady, who originated from Boston, with the entire approbation 
of all my congregation and friends, who b a very great help and comfort 
to me in my advanced years. 

My church and congregation were largo and flourished, before the war 
with Britain, but in that war were greatly diminished and impoverished; 
frum which state they have not risen. However, I have my daily food 
and live comfortably and in peace, having neither poverty nor riches, as a 
temptation to lead me Ostray. My family consists only of myself, MrSt 
Hopkins, and my grand-daughter above mentioned. 

I have only one brother and one sister living. The latter lives with a 
married daughter of hers, whose husband has lately moved from Water- 
bury to the north-west part of Connecticut, or in the bounds of New 
York State. The former is at Salem I suppose you know. He is minis- 
ter of a large and flourishing congregation, who arc very kind to him, and 
they attend his ministry better than congregations commonly do at this 
day. They give him many valuable presents, and GOO dollars per annum* 
He preaches three sermons every Sabbjith. 

My oldest son, David, lives in Maryland, near Balti^nore. He has a 
large plantation ; has had two wives, both of which are dead. He is lefl 
a widower, with three daughters. Is now chosen General of the Militia 
of the County in which he lives. My third son, Levi, lives in the north- 
west part of Virginia, near the Apaluchian mountains. Has a wife and 
six children living. He lost his eldest daughter lately, who was a prom- 
ising young woman. My second and fourth sons, Moses and Samuel, 
live at Great Barrington. Moses is a man of business. He is a farmer 
and a merchant. He is Register of that part of the County in which he 
lives, and Justice of the Peace. Owns a grist-mill and a saw-mill on the 
river, which can go the whole year. He has nine children, all likely. 
None of them have yet left him. Samuel lives in my house and occupies 
tlie farm. He has a wife and three children. He is an honest, industri- 
ous man ; lives much within himself, by the produce of the farm ; owei 
nobody, and has money in his pocket. 

I enjoy a comfortable measure of health, through the distinguishing 

1851.] (Xd Bufying- Ground at Peehkill. 45 

mercy of God, and have fewer complaints than roen of mj years com- 
BBonlj have. Am able to attend the public services of the Sahbaih con- 
itsntlj, and we have a weekly conference at my house every Thursday 
evening. But religion id very low with us, and in tliese parts. 

I have printed seven sermons. Five of them have been reprinted in 

America, and three of the five have been printed in Scotland. I have 

dio printed two other pamphlets — a Dialogue concemin;; the slavery of 

die Africans, and another small pamphlet. The former lias h»d a second 

edition in New York. I have also published an answer to Dr. Maylu-.w'i 

tvo sermons, to prove there are promises to the unregenerate, of 145 

figejt. A reply to Mr. Mill's exceptions to some passages in the 10th 

Kdion of the foregoing, containing 184 pages. In the year 1773, 1 pub- 

Iihed a book of 220 pa^es, containing *' An Inquiry concerning the nature 

it true holiness," of 78 pages, which has since been reprinted at New 

Tork. It also contained answers to Messrs. Moses Mather, IVilliaro 

Hart, of Saybroook, and M. Henimenway, who had written in opfiosition 

liiDmething which I had published, and to some writings of Mr. Edwards 

lod Dr. Bellamy. In the year 1783, 1 published a book of 194 pages, 

Mtitled, *' An Inquiry concerning the future state of those who die in their 


In 1793, I published " A System of Doctrines contained in Divine 
Revelation, with a treatise on the Millenium," in two vuliime.'^, octavo, 
containing 1244 pages. The Treatise on the Millenium, of 158 pages, 
lis been reprinted in Europe. 

In 1796, 1 published The Life of Miss Susanna Anthony, of 193 pages t 
of nhich a second edition is agreed upon with the printers, Hudson and 
Goodwin, at Hartford. 

I have written ** Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Osbom," which is now al 
the press at Worcester, which is to contain about 400 pages, and is ez« 
pected to be published before next spring. 

We are going into a world of light, wliere it will be known what truth 
■nd what errors we have imbibed and contended f(»r in this dark world ; 
snd then all matters will be set right; to which I feel no reluctance — 
hoping I sincerely love the truth, and that I am buildin;;; on the sure fbun* 
lation laid in Zion, whatever hay and stubble may be found with me* 
And as to others, who are the professed friends of Christ, I desire not to 
jnd^ any of them before the time. 

If this should find you alive and in health, and you should find it ia 
four heart to write me by the same conveyance in which this goes, you 
irould much oblige 

Tour kinsman and old friend, 
Bev. Jonathan Judd. S. IIofkins. 

P. S. Mrs. Hopkins wishes you to think of her as your respectful friend. 


The marble monument erected to the memory of John Paulding, one 
of the captors of JMajor Andre, by the Corporation of New York City, 
beftrs the following inscription : — 

** Here repose the mortal remains of John Paulding, who fl»ed on 
the 18th day of February, 1818, in the GOtli year of his age. On the 
morning of the 23d. of Sept., 1780, accompanied by two young farmers of 
the county of Weschester (whose names will one day be recorded on their 


46 (Hd Burjfing-Gromd at FeekskUL [Jan. 

own deserved monuments,) he intercepted the BritLsh spy, Andre. Poor 
himself, he disdained to acquire wealth by sacrificing his countrj. Re- 
jecting the temptation of great rewards, he conveyed his prisoner to the 
American camp, and, by this act of noble self-denial, the treason of 
Arnold was detected ; the designs of the enemy bafUed ; West Point and 
the American Array saved ; and the United States, now, by the grace of 
God, free and independent^ preserved from imminent peril." On the east 
side is a wreath engraved on the marble, with the word ^ Fidelity,** and 
on the west, ** Amor patria vincit.** 

John Gilbeut d. at Peokskill, 30 March, 1816, e 56. Elizabeth* hia wife k 
17C3 — d. 1841. Mrs. Olivi*, wife of Ituv. .Joi'I liaker of Granville, Mass., d. at 
Puekskill, 17 Nov., 1844, ip G8. Col. Jas. Tliom|MOii, late offirt^r in the Bevolii- 
tionary War, fl. 27 Feb. 1804, 8r 6C ; Sarah, his wife, d. 1 May, 1802, m 61 
Mar}', wife of Samut>l Drake, d. 21 May, 1779, n 32 y. 5 mo. 17 ds.; Beliei-kah, 
wife of Siiniiel Dmke, £mi., b, 15 Mareh, 1729, m. 14 May, 1753, and d. 18 May, 
1772, « 43 ; Samuel Drukt; d. 13 Jan. 1774, e 75; Gilbert Drake d. 8 Jan., 1809, 
IB 89 ; Ruth Drake d 14 Di3c., 1828. ic 91 ; Sallv Drake d, 24 Mav, 1829, e 64; 
Buth, wife of Wui. Diviko,a. 1786,8; 68; Wui. t>rake, Esq., d. 89 April, 1801, 
m 80; JoHhui Drakt*, b. 14 Got., 1759, d. 20 Feb., 1818, ffi59; Ann Drake k I 
DiiC., 1768, d. March, 1822, le 55 ; anil follows, 

** Tlie victory now U obtained 

She *ioii her dear Saviour to So 
Her wishes she fully has <!ainetl 

She gon whar she longed to be." 

Fhobc, wife of BoVt Crunibie, dnu. of Joshua and Ann Drake, whod. 15 Dee^ 
1846, a!i 60. Sarah Tidd, wife of Jo!in Paulding, d. 23 Oct., 1789 ; [JtAn PaM- 
ing had four wives and 19 chihiren.] Kiehard Curri- d. 20 March, 1806, e 96 y. 
and 4 mos. ; Elizabeth, wife of Ricliarrl Curry, d. 14 Feb., 1778, » 66 y. and t 
mos. ; BillM'Ock Drake, wife of Cant. John !>., d. 2 Ahiy, 1771, e 71; Jesper 
Drake d. 26 Feb., 1771, a; 19 ; Eliza U^th, wife of Isaac Drake, d. 7 Jan. 1772, m 
81 ; Jeremiah Drake, b. 1726, d. 6 May, 1784, vi 58. Mary, wife of John Tur- 
ner, d. 2 S(*pt., 1826, s 79 ; John Turner d. 27 March, 1788, le 42. Mary, wift 
of John Ward, d. 15 Sept., 1765, le 69 ; John Ward, Ew]., d. 7 Dee., 1767, w 88; 
Elizabeth, dau. of Henj. and IMiebe Waid, d 20 Manh, 1847, n 52; BenjamiD 
Wanl, Es(|., d. 26 Feb., 1842, » 42, (K>n of Benj. and Phebe ;) Bei^min Waid 
(a British officer) d. 21 April, 1817, sp65; l^iebts wife of Benj. Warded. 9 JaiL, 
1848, ae 92, (<lrew a iKMision from Bi-iti<«h Go%'emment:) Jane, dau of Benj. and 
Pkebe Wani, d. 22 ()ct.. 1817. se 20 ; Caleb Wanl d. 18 Dec^ 1811, e 36; Caleb 
Wanl b. 1 1 Nov., 1 728, d. 16 May, 1802. e 74 ; Marv, wile of Caleb Ward, h. 30 
April, 1731, d. 20 Feb., 1801, a; 70. Siirah, wife Ltrael Jaeoba, d. 22 Sept., 1880, 
m 62. Capt. James Mandeville d. 21 Dec., 1848. » 88 y. 4. mns. 37 ds. ; Reuber. 
Fowler d. 1 Feb., 1832, n 78 y. 4 moe. 28 ds. ; Jeremiali D. Fowler, M. D., d. 28 
Oct., 1828, IC 42 y. 10 mos. 27 ds. ; Chauncy, mn of John and Emily Fowler, d. 
4 Oct., 1830, ID 7'mofi. 18 dn* ; Samuel Jarolw d. 22 March, 1844, n 65; Mary 
JacolM d. 4 Au*:., 1845, le 85 ; Sarah Bales, of N. Y , d. at P. 23 June, 1843, m 
91 y. 11 moii. 5 dt^; Caleb Mor<van d. 23 July, 1838, k 91 ; Rcliecea, widow of 
Gov. Warren, d. 18 Au^ntnt, 1838, k 34 y. and 4 mos. ; June, wife €/£ Dr. Nathi 
Drake, d. 27 March, 1834, sc 62. 

*' Nenrthis ^tnne lie the remains of George McCiiain, Lieutenant in 
the 6tli Kei;. of U. S. Infantry, ami diMinguished for his valor in iheballlc* 
of Cliippeway nnd Brid<;e water. In him were united the energy of the 
soldier with the Q\\*y |>oliteness of n gentleman. Liipre^tsed with the preat 
truth:* of religion, he was Iiospiiable. gentle, (iol>er. just nnd contemplative. 
Fn>m the anior of his love of coinitry he early devoted himself to a aer^ 
vice, where he was brave, without vanity, and mugnanimoiis, without osten- 
tation. To |M;rpeluiite the memory of so beloved a ehanuier, his mourn- 
ing frien<ls have erected this humble stone, a frail memorial of their ven- 
eration of his virtuci' and a faint testimony of their grief for a miffin^ 
tune aliis indelibly engraved on their hearts. He died 19 Oct., 1818, a9 32." 

1^1.] €hadaaie$ of Harvard originating from Salem. 4T 



Tlie fltihstance of tlm f«)tlowiiig ni*ticle formerly appeurcd in the 

ImcricHn Quarterly Register. It luu been enlarged and is now repub- 

itflietl by permiiisiuii. 

Tli« referem>e4 to Ft-ltV Annals are alwayH to the original ed. (8 vo). 

W. W., denotes William Winthrop. 

J. r. D. 

1612. — Gkorok Downing, mn of Emanuel D.. but horn in London: 
le reliirne«l to Entsland in 1045; hi<t diversilied lite successively presenting 
be several phaffes of a preacher (iho' this was very brief), a C<immis«ii- 
y-^rerierul (1G*33), a iiiembf*r of Parliament from Scotland (IGofi), and 
in amba<sa'lor fmni Cromwell to the ILij^iie (1057). Less than four 
ream uflcr, he wa?4 sent in the sanm ca|>acity to the same fiower by 
he restoretl Kin<;. lie seem^^ to have been not a whit less adroit than hit 
XNitetiifMirary, South, in suiting his tcm|ier to the times, and equally far* 
i«rhf<'d to s<fe in their shadows, the s];;ns of coming events. 11 is charao 
er, low as it stiKMi with English historians, was more infamous yet in the 
ryes of his New Englaml countrymen, and it passed into a proverb, to 
sy of one who proved false to his trust, that '' he was an arrant George 
Xtwiiiii^r." His rene«!ade lift* will be found illustrated in J/uichintan^ 
iadtony Wood, and Prf}yn, — perhaps an epitome of it in sulHcierit detail 
h« reader will 8<»e in I^eWs Annafs of Salem^ (pp. IGfi — 170), and fierce'i 
Kill, of Hitrc» Univ,y (Appendix, No. 13). Downing m. Frances How* 
nl, of a liitfh family, 1G*0'I ; was Kni«rhted by Kin<! Charles at the Ilaguei 
rhen just alK)ut to set sail for the English shore. May 22, IGGO; and 
mite«la Baronet (styled in the Act — ^of East Matley in Cambridgeshire**) 
uly 1, IGG3. He d. in 1G84, (•!!)). Ills sister, Ann, m. Crov. Hradstreet, 
nd Mirviveil to April, 1713. Mis grandson, G. D.. d. without issue in 
747, and from his munificence was created at Cmnbridge in IbOO, ^ Dow- 
iii«; Odle'je," the youngest foundation of that seat of the Muses. The 
aliie of the bequest is now estimated at more than £150,000. The ]«• 
enlage of the grnduUre, fit>m the mistake, in the first instan(*e, of honest 
VoatU was repeatedly mis-stated, as having been the son of Cal)bute D., 

Puritan divine. 

I6GG. — JosKPii Brown, second son of Wm. B., merch. : he had a fel- 
ifri«liip in Cambridgt% which he resi;£ned Sept., 1G73, and shortly aHer 
eei-iving a call to settle at Charlestown, d. before onlinaiion. May 19, 
678. He m. Mehitabel, secoml daughter of Gov. Wm. Brenton, of the 
Uimle Island colony. 

1(570. — Nat!IANikl Hioginsox, second son of Rev. Jn. H., of S., but b. 
I Gnilfonl, Ct.: retume.l to England in 1G74, and fi>r about seven yean 
•n* steward to Lord Wharton and tutor to his children. He was in the 
srvii-e of the Mint, IG81, went, in that of the Ea«t India Co., to Fort 
C. Geoi^, ]Gd3; was of the Council and also its Secretary, ami Grov. of 
If fai-tory at the Fort. He m. Elizabeth Richards, 1692 ; returned to 
Ifi^bind in 170n, and d. a merchant in London, 1708. (FeWs Annak^ 
p. 849-^50). 

1685. — Pktkr Ruok, probably of 8.: This somewhat uncouth name^ 
KNi^h unknown elsewhere, and long extinct In S., occurs often in the ear^ 
' Records. Jdm R., one of the Seleotmen to whom, in 1688, the ~ 

48 QrmiuaiM of Haarward crigimaimg fi^m SUUm. [Jan. 

deed of the townsliip, oric^nallj from George, the Naomkeag Sagamore, 
waM mHflc out, in form, by his descendiinis ; waH alM> a deputy to the AMein- 
blj 168.>, '90, '91, and d. in 1G98 (71) ; not unlikely the father of the 
graduatf. Samuel and James IL, are found in the next century (1733 — ^'SS); 
luid \\< late as 1772, Ruth R. i« one of the orii^inal members of the North 
Ch. (the Stone Cli. on Essex st.^ " I'he Salem Gazette and Newbury 
and Marbleheal Advertiser" wa^ published by K. Ruaaell in 1774, ''in 
Buck*' (now Lynde?) '* 8t., near the State (i.e. Court) Hooae." Peter 
R. — whirh name is nowhere met with in the Records, — ia asieriaed In 
1690. W. W. simply t»ays of him, — *' merch. in Boston, and brother to 
Josiice Ruck.*' 

lG9ri. — WAf.TF.R Price, «on of John P. : he was a Captain in the 
eiifpiirement with the Fivnch and Indiana at Haverhill, in 1708, (see 
Hutchinson 8 H$. of Mas8.y 11. p. 173), a Commissioner of the Provinca 
Loan f<ir Essex, and Naval officer for the port of S. He m. (1) Freestone^ 
dau. of Jn. Turner, March, 1699; (2) Elizabeth, dan. of Wm. Hirst, 
February, 1716, and d. April 5, 1731, (55). 

Timothy Linda i.L,Kon of T. L.: he d. October 25, 1760^ 

^83), tli<; last survivor of his clast*, having; been a Repr. many years nnd 
Spt^akcr of the lluu^e; of the Exec, Council, and Judge of the C« PL 
Ct.^(Ift*»ffm Kve. Post). He m. Bethiah Kitchen, May, 1714. The 
kite Hon. Tho. Lindall Winthrop, of Boston, and Dr. T. Lindall Jennisoa, 
of Cambridge, are in the line of his descent. 

1701. — Gkokgk Ct'iiWKN, 8on of Hon. Jon. C: eighth min. of the 
First Cli. [1714 — *17] ; he m. Mt-hitabel, dau. of Deliverance Parkman, 
nnd wa« out off in his bloom, dyini;, (before his father), November 28^ 
1717, (3.5). 

170o. — John Rogrrs, son of Jerem. R.: secondmm. of Boxferdi 
•oolli p:ir. [1709 — '43]. resi<;n€^ and d. at his son*s, in Leominster, (Rer. 
Jn. R., H. U. 1732). where his last years were |)as:>ed, about 17r>S. The 
parents of the Boxford minister would seem to have been in humble life 
nnd indi;*ent condition. (FelCs Annals^ p. 380). 

liOS. — Samuel Phillips, M>n. of S. P., irnldsmith : ^rsf min. oT 
Andovcr, souih pur.; m. Hannah, dau. of John White, of Haverhill, Jnn., 
1713 ; a'ld d. after a sixty years ministry, June •'i, 1771, (82). He pub- 
lished iibont fourteen occ^asioiial Discourses, and a joint-elegy upon Uw 
Rev. N. Nove:* and Geo. Cur wen. 

171*'). — Brnjamin Marston, son of Wro. M. : he was a merch., CoL 
of militia, and sheriff of Essex ; al$o Jud^e of Sessions and C. PL Cl 
He m. (1) Mehit. dau. of Rev. Henry Gibbs, of Watertown; (2) £liz»- 
beth, (hui. of Hon. Isaac Winslow, of Marshfield; and d. iu 17d4 nl 
Manoliestor, to which placw he had removed. 

1717. — John Hioglnson, son of Jn. H.and ^.-son of Rev. Jn. 11.: 
he sustained the chief town-of!ices ; was a J. of P. and County Register; 
and also ccMnmnnded a company. He m. (1) Ruth Bordman, Dec, 1719, 
(2) Esther CaUit ; and d. July 15. 1744 (1C). 

171m. — Mitch KL Srwall, eld. son of Major Stephen S.: m. (1) 
Mary ( aUtt. (May, 1729) ; (2) £lizab<tth Price, June, 1743 ; 8ucoec<led hia 
father in 17*25 as Clerk of the Ct. of Sesi«ions and of C PL; liecania 
Justice of the same, 1733, and d. Oct. 13, 1748, (49). 

-^— — Bknjamin Lyndr, son of Hon. B. L. [H. U. 1G8G]: he held 
Tarioiis re<>|Hinsihle trusts, — not all of them easily compatible by the mod- 
era standard, — Repr., a Counsellor, Naval officer of the port, a Ruling 
Blder of the First ch., a Judge of the Cl of Sessions and C. PI., and 
toward the close of life, Judge of Probate. These honors were lost in 

1851.] Graduaiei of Saarvard originating from SaUm. 49 

he higher di«;nir3r of Jud^ of the S. J. Gt^ which he held for twenty- 
Ix years [1745 — 71]. Judge L. m. Mary GcKxlridge, wid. ; dau. of 
liiijor John Bowles, of Roxbury, and d. Ocr. 9, 1781, (81). 

1719. — TiiKOPHiLUs Pickering, son of John P.: third min. of Che- 
laoo par. (now fi:48ex) Ipswich, where he d. — a bachelor — after twenty 
nwrs of service, Oct. 7, 1747, {\%).—{BosLGaz. Nov. 10). 

1721. — Stbphkn Skwall, second son of Major Stephen S. : he eoi»> 
nenced as a preacher, became a Tutor In College [1728— '39], was then 
aised to the bench of the S. J. Cc, over which, on the death of Dudley, 
B 1752, he was chosen to preside. He d. at his resold ence in Ik>3ton, ScpL 
Oy 17G0, (58), being then a member of Dr. Mnyhew's (West) churchi 

John Wolcott, son of Josiali W., merch. : he was for a time 

a mercantile business with Ck)! Wm. Brown. He was also a Repr., and 
. of P., and in 1 737 succeeded Benj. Marston as Siieriff of Essex. He 
u Elizabeth Pompilion of Boston, 17*H), and d. May, 1747, (44.) 

1722. — Samukl Jepferds, son of Simon J.; second min. of Welk, 
fe^ ord. Dec, 1725, and d. Feb. 5, 1752 (48). 

1723. — John GAUDiNKR,eld.s<m of Capt. Jn. G.: If this is the persoD 
reqnently given by Felt as a Bepr. from S., [1741 — '47], it is not very 
asily reconciled with Winthrop^s MSS,j where the graduate is styled ^a 
lerch. in Bost." He is aster, in 1756. 

1724. — Jamrs Osgood, Fon of Dea. VoX^rO.i first min. of Stone- 
am, ord. Sept., 1729, and d. March 2, 1745, (40). 

Marston Cabot, (whose father, as appears from Felt (p. 368) 

raa a son-in-law of Benj. I^Iarston [H. U. 1G89] : min. of Killingly, Ct., 
rd. 1730, and d. in 1756. Two occasional sermons by him are in print 

John Cabot, son of Jnhn C, merch., (and uoiprobabiy a broth* 

r of the preceding) : pliys. in S. ; m. (1) Sarah Iligginson, Dec., 1732; 
2) Hannah, duu. of Fnincis Clark, and d. June 3, 1749, (45). 

1725. — Benj. I^rownk, son of Juhn B. : he was Repr. of S. several 
ears, and often a Selectman. He m. Eunice, dau. of Col. Jn. Turner, 
one, 1729, which union first connected the two opulent families of the 
lace ; and d. (then styled '' Col. B.'*) Feb. 3, 1750, (44). 

1727. — Samukl Brownk, eld. son of Hon. S. B. : his property, at 
iven by Felt, exceeded £ 5200 ; that part which was vested in real el- 
ite, amounting to over an hundred thousand acres, in various places, 
Annals of &, p. 424 J. He m. Cath., dau. of Jn. Winthrop, of Boston, ia 
le fifth {generation from the pilgrim Governor, and d. Nov. 26, 1742, (34). 

WiLMAM Browne, younjjer brother of the preceding: he was 

Dstice of the Ct. of Sessions, Repr., and of the Exec. Council. He 
as struck with apoplexy in his garden, April 27, 1763, (54). His two 
ives were (1) Mary, dau. of Gov. Burnett, (2) Mary, dau. of Philip 
'rench, of New Brunswick, N. J. 

1728. — Nathaniel Lindall, son probably of Nath. L., and nephew 
; T. L. (see ante). Winthrop's MSS. style him <' merch. in B." He 

aster, in 1776. 

1729. — Richard Clark, son of Francis C: became a merch. and 
■roonsignee in lk>st. ; was hence obnoxious to the populace in the open- 
ig scenes of the Revolution. (See Gordon*s Hist.,, vol. I., and the early 
ewspapers). His house in School s(. was the scene of a riotous assault, 
I the return of his son, Jonathan C, from England, as one of the East 
adia Co.'8 factors. (B. N. Letter, Noo. 22, 1773). Both father and sod 
ns in tlie Proscr. Act. R. C m. Elizabeth, dau. of Edw. Winslow of 
lost. : became a refugee and d. at the house of his son-in-law, Jolm 


60 ChraduaUB of Sarvwrd mginating fmrn SaUm. [Jan. 

Sinfcleton Copely, the well-known artist, (who m. Sumh Clark, TSor^ 
1769), in Lend., February 27, 1795, (85). 

1730. — John Barton, son of Col. Tlio's B. ; apothecary: a merdi. 
in S., who d. — unm. — Dec. 21, 1774, (63). 

1732. — Saiil'kl Gardner, third son of Capt. John 6.: wa« am 
eminent mercb. and Repr. : m. Esther Ome (who afterwards (June, 1770,) 
became the wife of Francis Cabot of S.) and d. Apr. 7, 17G9, (57). 

1733. — William Lyndr, younger t^on of (the first) Hon. Benj. 
L.: a morch. of considerable estate ; d. May 10, 1752, (38). 

Benjamin Gerkisii, son of B. G., the first Naval officer and Col- 
lector: he was a Repr. and in 1739 Notary Public. He m. Margaret 
Cabot, Jun., 1737, and d. in 1752, (38). [Felt has erroneously styled 
him Governor of Bermuda ; confounding him, very likely* with another 
B. G. who wa:« one of the King's Counsellors for Nova Scotia and Pay- 
master of his Majesty's forces in that province and Newfoundland. Tlui 
last d. at Southampton, £ng., May 6, 1772, (55). 

.JosEru OuNE, son of ? he was frequently Selectman, uai 

was a public-spirited citizen. He is aster, in 1748. [But is he not the 
J. O. who d. in the Dec'r of the same year, and to whom Felt refers pii 

173-5. — Samuel Curwen, eld. son of Rev. Geo. C, (see ante.): edu- 
cated for the ministry, but left it to become a merch. He held the title of 
Capt. ill tlic Cape Breton expedition, 1745, was an impost officer for 
Essex CO. 1759 — 74, and for a time J. of Admiralty : at the Revolution, a 
loyalist, who beino; annoyed, and at the same time of excessive timidity, 
fint rt^moved to Pbilad. and soon took refuge in England. He returned 
to S. after the Peace and d. Apr. 9, 1802 (80). Mr. C. m. the dau. of 
the lion. Daniel Russell, of Charlestown, and sister of Hon. Chamln^n & 
[H. IJ. 1731]. His house, the irregular and time-honored structure, west 
comer of Ksstfx and North sts., is made memorable by other and less 
pleasing assuciations, (being the Court-Boom on the trials for witchcrafti 
1692). Judge C.'s 'Journal and Diary,' while abroad, were published by 
his descendant^ Mr. G. A. Ward, of New York, in 1842, (8 vo.) 

Geoute Curwen, younger brother of S. C. : was a Commissary 

under Sir Wm. Prpperell in the Louisberg ext>edition : and d. nt St. 
£u8tatia while on some mercantile enterprise, June 7. 1746,(29). [Wio- 
throp'sM SS. say — d. at sea, 1747]. lie m. Sarah Buckman. 

1740. — Samuel Obne, second son of Timothy O. : a merch. in S., who 
d.Sept. 10. 1774 (54). 

1745. — IciiABon Plaisted, son of Col. I. P.; m. Eunice, dau. of 
Benj. Browne, Esq.. and d. Dec., 1755, (So) styled *^ Capt. ]. P., jr." 

■ Andrf.w Higginson, second son of John II. (see ante.) : *' went 

to sea early from College and was ]o:>t," (Wintbrop's MSS..) aster, in 1748L 

Nathaniel Ropes, son of N. II. : he was a Repr. and of the 

Exec. Council ; a Judge of the Ct. of Sessions and of C. PI., and for a 
brief period of little more than a year. Judge of the S. J. Ct. [Jan. 1772 
— 177H]. He m. Priricilla, dau. of Rev. John Sparbawk, of the first ch., 
and d. of the small-pox, March 18, 1774 (4G) holding at the time the of- 
fioB of Kuling li^lder of the First ch. Judge R. was, by common repute^ 
a loyalist in the politics of the time, but not of ^* the straitest sect.*' 'Wheth- 
•r this is to be qualified or not, however, it hardly comes within the verge 
of credibility that his house should have been assailed, the night before Us 
decease, in some popular outbreak of the time ; and yet so runs the current 

SI.] OraduaUi qf Harvard originating from Salem. 51 

1749. — Bknjamtx Marston, son of B. M., [H. U. 1715, see ante]: 
nerch. at Miirblchead, who, at the Revolution, became a loyalist and ref- 
ee. He was eventually in the service of the British African Company ; 
i previously to their adoption, it is understood, was reduced to a degree 
indigence almost commiserable. He d. in this connection, of a fever, 
Bauhim's Isle, on the coast of Africa, in the spring or summer of 1798. 
W. Cent. Oct. 12, 1793.) 

l7«#o. — William Browne, son of Samuel B. (see ante.) : he was a 
!pr. of S. many yean«, (he and hiscollcagne, Frye, being of the noted 
wUeen *' Rcscinders " in that body, Feb., 1708), Col. of the Essex regi- 
nty Collector of the ports of Salem and Marblehead. He succeeded 
dge Ropes, though for scarcely a longer ])eriod than he, on the bench of 
I 8. J. Ct. ; refusing, in a more manly and spirited card than was com- 
ID on such occasions, to receive this last ofllce as a trust from the Pro- 
leial Assembly, (instead of the King) and also to^decline the honor of 
uhI. CommbV. to which he had been called. (See Bost Gaz. Sept. 12, 
74, and compare the tone of Col. Frye's address to his fellow-citizens 
the same paper). Col. B. left the country with the Revolution; was 
puted by the Crown to the post of Governor of Bermuda [1781 — *90], 
1 returning to England, d. in Percy st., Westminister, Feb. 13, 1802, 
i). He m. his cousin, a dau. of Gov. Joseph Wanton, of Newport, R. 

His son, a Lieut, in the British service, was in the memorable siege 
Gibralter, 1782. (See Curwen*s Journal and Diary ^ in which Col. B.'s 
me and presence are quite familiar.) 

1757. — Thomas Toppan, son of Dr. Bazaleel T. [H. U. 1722] : be 
of consumption, Apr. 25, 17.08, (20). (First ch. Records.) 
1759. — Benjamin Pickman, son of Col. B. P. (who d. Aug. 20, 
78) : a mercli. in early life ; he became '* an absentee*' during the Revo- 
ion, and his name is found in the Proscr. Act. He returned in March, 
85. He m. Mary, dau. of Dr. Bnzuleel Toppan ; was for fifteen years, 
e. to his resignation of the trust in 1803) Town Treasurer, and indeed 
the end of hfe (Apr. 1819 — at the age of 79,) an exact recorder of 
mcstic events, and a mure certain reference upon such points than the 
luial records of the place. 

John Picrkring, eld. son of Dea. Tim. P.: Repr. of S. and 

oe Speaker of the House, a Judge of C. PI. Ct, and for more than 
enty years Register of Deeds. He lived and d. — a bach. — in Broad 
, Aug. 22, 1811, (71). [This antique and — for a city — singularly 
ral mansion has passed away ; at least cannot now be recognized in its 
modelled, and for the most part admired form, after the style of early 
iglish architecture, by his late distinguished namesake and nephew, of 

Samurl Gardner, son of ? d. at Monte Christi, 1762, 

1). ( Winthrop's MSS.) 

^Nathan Goodale, son of ? he became the first Cleik 

789) of the Federal District Ct. of Mass., (a roerch. perhaps for a few 
seeding) ; remo\'ed soon after to Boston ; and d. in retirement at New- 
I, Aug., 1806 (G5). Mr. G. m. (1) Maiy, dau. of Mitchell Sewall, (2) 
argaret^ dau. of Lt. Gov. Cushing. The political stamp of his earlier 
B is somewhat equivocal and puzzling. In the dawn of the Revolution 

Appears, from Curwen*8 Journal, to have sought refuge for a while 

Mn popular jealousy or dislike, at Nantucket ; as did Pynchon and Ome. 

the ck>se of the struggle, somewhat to our surprise, we find him in Felt 

\nmUs, p. 506,) a prisoner, returning home on British parole, and read 

52 OrmiuaUM of Hmnwrd cri^mniiuig frtm Sdem. [Jaa^ 

Che vote of tluinks to him from ** the House "for ^ hii great sertirei U^ 
the cau^Hs ! " 

1702. — George Gardxeb, ehL son of S«du*1 G., (tee tnUe)iwi^^ 
merrh. in 8. who d. Jaii. 1774 (30] — nnm. He was a liberal benefaeto^ 
to Ilananl Col. at hid death, and aUo to his native town by varioas h 
cies contingent on the life of his brother. Weld G., who BurriTed hii 
many ycar^. 

llif'l. — John Cabot, eld. son of Jos. C. of S.: a merch. in Beverlj^ 
in ('arly life; removed to Boston or Koxbury and there d. Au|^. 27, 1821^ 
(70). lie m. Hannah* dau. of Gifo. Dodge. [His jrounger brother, aa 
emiiu'Mt statesman, the Hon. Geo. C. who d. in Host, in 1823, was, Ibr* 
an uric'iTiaiii |>eriod, of the cla:s8 of 1770. He received a degree in 1779. 
Timothy Pickering, jounger brother of John P. (see aHi€.)z 

the mature period of CoL P/s protracted life was passed in the field 
at Wiu<«liiiigton, where, as is well known, he filled a variety of the high 
public trupts ; its last thirty years in Wenham or Salem. His latest po-* 
liticiil Service was as Kepr. in Congress from li^H^x South District, [1814 
— '17]. He d. in 8. (to which he removed in 18111) Jan. 29, 1829, (84). 
His Ion;; {^eries of services and honors make a \vkTi of American histofy 
and need therefore the lens to be detailed here. CoL P. m. Bebeooa 
M'hire, (b. in Bristol, Kng.) dau. of Benj. W. of Boston. 

17ri4. — Jonathan Goodhue, second son of Benj. G.: a merch. in S^ 
who m. Dorothy, dau. of Jacob Asliton, and d. Apr. 19, 1778, (34). 

I7r»;'>. — Hknky Gardnkr, younger brother of Geo. G. (see ante.): 
many yonrft a merch. in 8., but retired finally to Maiden, where he d. 
Nov. 8, 1H17. He ni. Sarah, dau. of Jn. Turner, Ksq. 

JosKPii Oknk, son of Jon. O., and brother of the eminent 

merch. Cnpt. Wm O. : a phys. of promise, who began his career in Ber- 
eriy aiwl f^evcn years after removed to S., where he m. Mary, dau. of 
Kev. Dudley Leavitt, Nov. 1774, and became one of the earliest pro|e^ 
tors of the American Academy. He fell a victim of consumption, Jan. 
28, 17tS0, (:$7). His second wife, whom he m. in Oct., 1781, ThereM 
Kmery of Exeter, N. H., survived him fifty-seven years, and died at tlw 
age of A2, in S., within the fret^h memory of all. 

Natii. Ward, son of John W. : he had declined the chair of 

Miitliemaiics and Nat. Thilosophy in King's (now Columbia) College, New 
York, and biMng appointed Librarian at Cambr. d. a week after, of a 
fever, Oct. 12, 17()() (22). He wasunm. 

William Pickman, third and youngest eon of Col. B. P.: for 

a time, NuvaI ofliccr of the port of S. ; m. £liza, dau. of Rev. Dudley 
viit,of the Tabernacle ch., and d. Nov. 5, 1815 (<)7). 

17(iG. — Hknrt Girrs, son of H. G. [H. U. 1726] : a merch. in S., m. 
Mercy, dau. of Benj. Prescott [H. U. 17361, and gr.-dau. of Rev. B. 
P. of Danvers ; and d. June 29, 1794 (46.) [The well known and emi- 
nent ;*onealogist, Wm. G., now of Lexington, and the Prof, in the New 
Haven Divinity school, Jo«iah Willard G., are his sons.] 

JosKPH DowsK, *'fton of Jos. D., of Salem, and a Surgeon in 

the British army in the W. I." Wintkrop't MSS. [A refugee in aU like- 
lihood ; ei«|>ecially if his father were a retainer of the Crown, — the ** Sui^ 
veyor and Searcher of the ports of S. and Marblehead," mentioned by Felt 
(Annnlit, p. 406.) The Dowse family, nearly a century eariier, wen 
among tlie considerable names of Charlestown ; and hence it may be sm^ 
mised. Dr. Josiah Uartlett in his history of that town ( Hist CdL XIIp 
178) has counted the graduate among its sons ; by what warrant, we are 
not aware. Some of the chihlren of the elder Job. D. were living ainee 

851.] Oniduale$ of Harvard originating from Salem. 58 

m Peace of '88, in S., as ita elder citizens distinctly recall ; tlie fiimily 
lansion being that now occupied by the Mfs^n*. Wlieatland. a ninple par- 
T of which, it w 9aid, sufficed for his Maje8t}''» service. The Col. Cent 
Dec 16, 1807) pives in it8 obituary — ^in Dost. Miss Mar<niret D«>w8e, 
10. of the late Jo9. D. formerly of S. (82)." The gradual e'8 career is 
•t in obscurity, saving the vague mention by W. W. ; lie is aster, in 

->^^~- Benj. Goodhue, fonrth son of B. G. : merch in S., and also 
>pr. in Congress from the Es^ex District, or U. S. Senator, [1789 — 
300]; m. (1) Frances Ritchie of Philad., (2) Ann. dan. of Abijah 
Millard, of Lanaister, Nov., 1804; and d. July 28,1814 (GG). Uis 
idow, (now in Lancaster,) yet survivt^s. 

Jacob Asiiton* eld. son of Ja(*ob A. : merch. and for nearly thirty 

pars Pre:*, of the ** S. Marine Insurance Co.'' ; m. Suitannn, dau. of Capt. 
Ikhard Lee, Jtfay, 1771 ; and d. Dec. 28, 1814. (8;j). 

1768. — James Diman, eld, son of Rev. J. D. of the East cli. [II. U. 
780] : he m. K-Fther Merrill. Nov., 1779, and removed to Stratham, N. 
[., (a<4 a farmer proliably) where he d. Dec 20, 1823, (73); styled in 
le obituary, ''formerly of Portsmouth." 

Timothy Oknk, son of Tim. 0., (who died in 1767); he was 
merch., like his father; m. Elizabeth, dan. of \Vm. Pynchon. Esq., and, 
ke his father-in-law, is on the list of the loyal addressers of Gov. Oage 
1 his departure. He seems, indeed, to have been whh Groodale and Pyn- 
MNi a temp<»rary sojourner in the Island of Nantucket, while the effer- 
eacence of his townsmen la>ted ; nnd at some previous date, to jiidce from 
kirwen*M Journal^ (p. 43) was in no little dandier of that form of L) nch 
.w which prevailed in our Northern section during what were called patri- 
ie times. Mr. O. d. in Danver^, *« of decay," Dec. 23, 1789, (39). 

1771. — Edward Kitciikn Turner, youngest son of John T., (the 
m-in-law of Edw. Kitchen.) and gr.-son of the opulent Jn. T. mentioned 
I the AnnaU of S. (p. 422) ; E. K. T. was a medi(^al student with Dr. 
iolyoke for three years, and then sailed, either for business or health, to 
le north of Europe. In one of these passages from Gottenburg ho was 
St, corj, between 1775 — '70. W. W. entirely blunders in assigning the 
nr of his graduation as that of his death. 

JosuuA DoDOK, son of Capt. Geo. D. : trader, and for a few 

MK Town-treasurer, [1810 — Dec, 1813]; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Jn. 
rowningshield, Apr. 1777 ; and d. Jan., 1814, (02). 

1775. — Thomas Fitch Oliver, eld. son of Hon. Andrew O. [II U. 
r49] and gr.-son of Ll Gov. (Andrew) O. [II. U. 1724]: E|asc*opal 
in. >ucces8ively at Marbleh«?ad [1780— '91], Providence, R. L, and St. 
homas' Retreat, (so called.) Garretson forest, near Baltimore, Md. He 

at this last location, Jan. 25, 1797, (39). His widow, Sarah, dan. of 
Tin. Pynchon, Esq., survived him until a recent period. [His son, the 
te and lamented Dr. Daniel O. [H. U. 1800], formerly Prof, at Dart- 
out h Col. d. in Cambridge, then for some years past his residence, of a 
xnlinr and painful malady. May 1, 1842.] 

1776. — Joseph Bi.ankt, son undoubtedly of Jos. B., Clerk of the 
t. of C. PI. [H. U. 1751] ; and who, as tradition goes, long occupied what 
■8 since known as the Lawrence house, near the Uail-Road Station. 
he father d. in June, 1780, having survived his son, one must suspect, 
^eral years, since he is aiter. even in 1782, and no clue to his short his- 
irr is detected as yet. 

1780. — Samuel Williams, eld. son of Geo. W. : crossed the Atlantic 
1 1793 to establish himself as a merch. in Hamburg, where he also sooo 

64 O-raduaUi of Harmxrd originating from SUUm. [Ju -« 

becnmf^ U. S. Consul ; two or three years after, he received the mib^b 
tshni'ze in Lour]., to which he had removed. He wan superseded in thin it^ 
■IKOI. at tlie oorniiij^ in of the jHffen^n AdminiAfration, and from that dat^s 
to 1A2), wfid the chief member uf anot^d and long prosperous bankings 
hoiHe ill L. A mmantic rttory is tohl (which we have no means to giv^» 
with pn'ciition antl in minute detail,) of hiri almost IncrediMe rescue fr 
death on a former pa<t*age, when lii.<* own ship, in collision with an uiiknoi 
Te.4M>l, in a ni^ht inten^t* ly dtirk, was nm down ; and he alone, Strang! v^ 
and without a<vtmcv of his own, tmn^^ferred from the deck of the one ves^ 
81*1 tfi the shrouds of the other. This event, ever frei«h, left in him an in — 
TiiU'ilfle antipathy to the sea from that day. He at length, however, re— 
tni'ncd to America in 183«'>, and d. — unin. — at the house of his brother, 
^Tim. W.) in Boston, in Jan., 1841. 

1781. — Samuel Oiink, youncreiit son of Tim. O. and neph. of S. O., 
[H. 11. 1740] : lie d. early, a mercli. in S., Feb. 20, 1785 (22). 

■ Joiiy Saundr'<s, son of .In. S. : merch. in 8. and dry goods 
importer in early life; then n commis^iion merah. in New York city; re- 
turnint; to S. successiv«'ly auctioneer and Cashier of the Merchants' Bank* 
For some latter years he w2is in the Custom- House. He was the firrt 
cnmma'ider of the*' S. Cadets," and is best remembered by his milifarj 
title, '* M.ijcir 8." He m. Sally, dnii. of Henj. Crowninj^hield, Sept., 1783; 
and d. June 19, 1845. which was hastened by a fall the previous day. 

1784. — Bknj. Pickman, eld. son of Col. R P. (see ante.): gent, ef 
fortune in 8.: M. C. for Essex South district [1809— '11]; and equally 
well known as his father by the address '^ Col. P.," which title liaa tines 
rested wyam his ehlest son, the late Hon. R. P. of lioston ; at his death 
Pn*s. of the Mass. Senate. It has thus passed throutrh four generatkins 
inlieritinf; the sinne name. Col. P. m. Anstis, dan. of E. H. DerbyyOcti, 
1789 ; removed, in his solitude, to Ik>st. 18«*)5 — 6? and his late mannoo, 
the mo4t ailinii-ed model in our city of olden elep;ance and pundenr, has 
froiie into strnnfrers hands. His death occurred in S., August 11, 184S, 
(80). in part the consequence of a casualty, an overturn from his carriage- 

■ Timothy Williams, second son of Geo. W.: a merch. ia 
Bo<t. ; d. — a bach. — at the Unitid States Hotel, Feb., 1846. 

178.'). — Samukl Gakdnkr Dkkby, second son of Richard D.: in 
early lifi', a merch. in 8. ; for the last thirty years a pent, fanner in Wes- 
ton, where he d. Jan. 17, I8t.'(, (70). He m^ (1) Margaret, dau. of SaOH 
uel Barton, Jan., 1791; (2) Lucy, dau. of Dr. Jos. Osgood, 1808; (3) 
Ann An*hibttld, of Host., (who survived him) Sept., 1817. "Gen. D."* — 
his mo<(i familiar distinction was — the first CapL of the '^ Salem Light 
Infant rv." 

^EnRNKZF.R Putnam, son of Dr. E. P. [H. U. 1739] : lived, for 

the miMt part, without pmfession. in S. ; m. (1 & 2) Sally and Eliiaheth, 
dauifiitcrs of Gen. John Fiske, May, 17U1, and Nov., 179G; and d. Febi 
25, 1826. (58). 

178fi. — John Derby, second son of Gen. E. Hnsket D. : merch. in S.; 
m. (I) Sally, dau. of Samuel I^rton, (2) Eleanor Coffin, of Portland, 
Me. ; and d. instantly, fnnn apoplexy, while looking into his letter-box at 
tlie Post.Offict>, Nov. 25. 18:n, (05). 

■ Samukl Pickrring (rARDNER, sccond SOU of Jn. G. of S. and 
Wenliam (removing to the latter in 1778) : a merch. in Charleston, 8. 
C, A few years ; came to Host, in 171>3 ; ni. Rebecca Russell, dau. of 
Hon. Jfi. Lowell [H. U. 17G0] ; and d. Dec. 18, 1843 (76). Mr. G.'i 
late r<*sidence in Summer st., (nearly opposite Trinity ch.) was, by iradi* 
tion, the seat of Major Leonard Vassnil, the original emigrant of the fai^ 

351.] QraAuiU$ qf Marvard myinaJting from SaUm. 56 

f from Jamaica, and donor of the land now the site of tlie church ; as 
ell as the father of a lordly race of M)n9 and grand-t^ons. The mansion 
I both in the material and style, one of the laBt lingering patterns — and 
Dg may it stand — of a past afse of airhitccture. 

John Gibaut, son of J. G., a native of Guernsey, tiho came 

\ his youth to the U. S. : he was CoH«'fior of the Port of Gloucester, 
iidd.. as it is thought, unni., Aug. 11, iKOf). 

1787. — William BIasom, only son of Capt. Tho. M.: went to 
harleston, S. C. and was there a tencher; dying. ui;m., Ftb«. 1805 (2^7). 

1788. — Jo8Ern Cabot, eld. son of Jos. C. : « merch. in S.« who ni. £s- 
ler Onie, dau. of Dr. Wm. Paine, (finally of Worcester.) Nov., 17i)tl — 
xice I he wife and widow of Ichabod Tucker, Ei^q. He d. Nov. 20, 17i)9 (28). 

!-^jgf The record to this date is of the departed only : in the names that 
ow, those of whom this fact does not appear, are to be under>tood us 
rincr ; and the sufiix — unm. — will designate those known to be unniar- 

17'Jl. — EzERiKL IIeksev Debbt, third son of Ilasket D.: in earlier 
f6| a men-h. in S., but who for nearly thirty-five years past, has liveil at 
is seat in South-Sulem, (so called.) a conspicuous and acti\e agriculturist. 
Ic Ok Hannah Brown, dau. of Tim. Filch, of Medfoid. 

Thomas Pickman, second son of Col. IJ. P. : Pliys. in S. ; m. 

1) Mary, dau. of Capt. Jn. Hnruden, (2) Sopliin, dau, of Jo.<. P. Pul- 
ler, Dec.. 181/>, andd. of consumption, Jan. 2, 1817. (4^3). 

1792. — John SrAitHAWK Atpleton, son of Jn. A., E^q. [II. U. 1757] : 
ir many years a bookseller in S. (firm of ** CuKhing & A.") ; m. iMary, 
■0. of Capt. Peter Lander^ Apr. 1807, and d. of consum[)tion, Dec 20, 
»84, (4D). 

George Gakdner Lei:, son of Capt. Tlio. Lee: in early life 

Lieut, in the U. S. Navy ; in after years a nierch. in Bost., of which he 
■d often been a Repr., and had just been re-chosen at the time of hitt sud- 
en death — in his bed, between bed time and inorning, when it was first 
Down — May, I8lt> (41). His accomplished widow — Hannah F., dau. 
r Dr. Micajah Sawyer, of JSew bury port, [H. U. 175G] — is well and 
Dnoraldy known in the walks of authorship. 

Willari) Peelk, youngest Fon of Capt Jn. P. : had the sec- 

nd honors of his class; commenced (he study of the law, which prfca- 
OU8 hf'ulth led him to exchange for a mercantile life ; Pres. of the Com- 
lereial Bank from the first to his death, which hH]»pened/e/o de se, June 
3. 1835, (G2). He m. Margaret, dau. of John Appleton, Esq., [H. U. 

Joseph Sprague, son of Major Jos. S. : mcrch. in S. ; m. 

[arsaret, dau. of Dr. Jos. Osgood, and d. June, IHlVd (Gl). 

1790. — John Pickering, eld. son of Col. T. 1*., (see ante.) : Conns.- 
t-law in S. ; in 1S27 removed to Bo^^t. where he held the place of City 
olicitor from 1H20 to his death, in May, 1840, (09). Mr. P. m. Sarah, 
in. of John White, of Portsmouth. His name us a scholar, at his death, 
M far diffused ; and in the de(>artments of [ihilolngy and tlu' um-ient 
lassies, he perhaps left in our own land no e(]iial l)ehind him. The vol- 
mes of the American Academy (to whieli he coiitributed mucli, and of 
hich society he was Pn'sident at hisdi-atli.) the Greek and Kngli^h Li'xi- 
>n, (the joint work of Dr. Oliver and himself,) and the Vocabulary of 
kmericanisms testify to his accurate ni.d mh oi;s learning. 

Francis Williams, youn;»est son of Geo. W. : almost from 

is youth, his life has been pa*><ed in Kurope, his residence being of late 
earx in Bmges, until his denih, (summer i»f 1847) unm. 

1797. — JoKATHAJf Whitakbb, son of Rev, J, W«, of ik« Ta\i«niij&\ft 

56 Oraduate$ of Harvard originating from Salem. [Ju. 

ch. [N. J. Coll. 1754] : min. for a fhori time at New Bedford, third socie- 
tj; I lii*ii removed to Virginia and North Carolina, being both preacher 
aiid teacher a while, at Ralei<:h. His finul residence was in Wet^teni 
New York, [1831 — '35] as an instructor, fir^t at Ogdensburgh and neit 
at Ilt'iiriHtii, (*' Principal of the Monroe Ilifsh Sch.*') dying at the hit 
place, Nov. 19, 1835, (64). He m. Mury Kimball, of Bradford, sliter of 
Rev. Daiiifl K. 

17D8. — John IlATnoKNE, eld. son of Col. Jn. H.: shopkeeper id S.; 
m. Klizal>eth Burchmoi-e of S., Oct., 1809, and d. Jan. 15, 1829, (53). 

1800.— William Rufus Gkay, eld. son of Hon. Wm. G. : a mercL 
in I^ist. ; m. Mary, dau. of Rev. Jo;*. Clay, lately of Savannah, Geo.; and 
d. July 29, 1831. 

Joim Prince, eld. {son of Rev. Dr. P. of the First ch., [H. U. 

1770] : Notary public in S., and in 1828 Huoceeded Ichabod Talker ai 
Clerk of the Ct.*<. for E.^sex, which he rcsi^rned in 1841. Ilem. LooIm, 
dau. of Capi. Peter Lauiler, and d. Sept. 22, 1848, (6G). 

1801. — John Fokrestek, eld. Fon of Capt. Simon F. : for many 
years a prosperous roerch. in S. ; m. Charlotte, sister of lion. Jos. Story; 
and d. Feb., 1837. 

Benjamin Pierce, fourth son of Jerathmiel P. ; had the fint 

honors of his clas.**, became ibr many years, in connection with his father, 
a meirh. ; alt^o a Repr, of S. and u Senator from £^sex co. ; removed to 
Cambridge in 182G as Librarian of the Univ., and there d. July 26, 1881, 
(53) ; a sacrifice to his extreme devotion to the preparation of the new 
CiiiuIo;riie of the Library, which appeared soon after his death (3 vols. 8vo.) 
His *• History of Harvard University" (8 vo. 1833) — another pos- 
thumous memorial, — is, if not the most ambitious to a true antiquarji 
the most welcome and c<m^enial record of our Alma Mater. Mr. F. 
ro. l^ydia Ropes, dau. of Capt. Ich. Nichols. 

1802. — IciiABOD Nichols,* fourth son of Capt. L N. : the most hon- 
ored member at Commencement, of a much-famed tiass ; Mathem. Tutor 
at Carnbr. [1807 — '09]; third mm. o{' the First ch. of Porthind, being 
ord. as colleague with Rev. Dr. Deane, June 7, 1809; m. (1) Dorothy, 
dau. of Gov. (Jn. Taylor) Gilman, of Exeter, N. II., (2) Martha Stor- 
row, dau. of Stephen Ili«!<;inson, of Cnmbr., May, 1832. lie has published 
but little, except the Natural Theology, (12mo. 1830), a volume of 
classical authority in the theological schools. 

Charles Sacndkrs, eld. son of Capt. Tho. Saunders : awhile 

a merch. in Salem ; Steward of Harv. Univ. [1827 — *30] ; since then & 
viriuoM and gent of leisure ; for several years resident in Boxfbrd, 
north paribh ; of late, his abode nowhere long stationary. He m. Char- 
lottt* Nichols, sister of the preceding. 

180*3. — Simon Forrestkr, second son of Cnpt. S. F. : a student at law 
with the Hon. Wm. Prescott (then of S.)« but went abroad in one of hii 
fatlierV ships, and under a tem|X)rary derangf-ment probably threw himselT" 
from the cabin window, Oct., 1807 ; unm. 

Hknj. IIoi>GRS„eId. son of Capt. B. II.: d., of consumption, 

•^unm. — Apr. lu, 1804* • 

18(>4. — Bknj. Ropes Nichols, fifth son of Capt. Lh. N. : coun8.-at- 
Inw in S., and, since 1824, in Bost. ; a member of the Mass. Hist. Soc.; 
m. Marv, youngest dau. of Col. Tim. Pickerinsr, April, 1813; and d. io 
B. April 30, 1848. 

[^To he concluded.'] 

♦ I. N and hit brother B. XL N. (rlnM of 1S04) were, in strictness, h. in Partt' 
mottiM, during the father's Mjoarn there for a few years of the Bevolntionary war. 

L861.] Oolman PaperM. 6T 


Boston Jane 7* 30 1699. 
Dear Brother 

Sir — I may not pretend to exprese j* Raptures of Joj seising mj 
iperitt at y* reading your dear letter to my brother* w* we receive'd 2 
laies since, w' give me great grounds y' my Long-Continued hops shal 
lot be frustrated but y* I shall in due time receive y' answare of our 
nany prayers, in your return, my dear brother how shall I exprese my 
idf. I am even overcome w'*^ Joy my heart is almost ready to burst 
nfthin me by reason ot y* gladness y'of, I find y* Efections and faculties 
ftf a person may be much disordered when surfiting in Joy, this has given 
DO many thoughts wether it were nesesary to write at y' time, but 
oiGwing y* tenderness in your Judgment toward our sex ; I haveing y* 
lUowed me w**^ your transiant thoughts on my happy surprise I may not 
Mi esteem my self wel armed to rush through y* uprors of my speritt a 
ine or 2 into your hands, It seems to me almost an age since I received 
I line from you. If you nelect I hope you do not forget me. I know 
iroa do not, your Care to me and your prayers for me have asured me 
iCherwise, follow me still with your prayers, I Cannott but admier at y* 
irovidence of god in disposing maters so as to bring about and order 
roar settelment hear among us,t I wold humbly hope y' to be a token for 
piod unto us. It seems as If y" Clouds were dispersing ye storms pasing 
iver and y* sun with its Illustruous beams is gliding over our distresed 
mmily alas unto us If we receive not y" mercy w*** due resentments yon, 
f Efects of It may Justly be y* It prove only a golden wedge about y* neck 
to sink us depper into misery I wold not be unmin'^ful of y* mercy I 
[njoy in y* lives of both of you viz : my brother w*** whom I reside w* 
foarself. I esteem it not only my happiness but also my prevelidge, my 
irother has not been Content to prove himself a father to me, but w'^ y* 
render bowells of a mother has Compasanated me in al my distres, and 
irhile I mention y' I do not nor Can I forgot your tender Care and love 
nanifcsted towards me even from your Cbildhood but more espeshily 
nnce absent by your dear letters and much surpasin^ y" your prayers w* 
[ am wel a^^sured I have had & y' many of y" I Esteem your return to 
ne no smal blesing I remain in a sin^^le state & am glad I do so I belcvc 1 
iboald not have advantage'd my [self] by being otherwise I do quietly sub- 
mit to providence, tho disupointments of y' nature may seem irksome^ I shal 
oot perticularise to you now I think it not Conveneant I hope in a few 
months to see you & y*^ nolhing too secrett w'^ me for you to know you 
Can desier, my brother hopes you wil Com w*^ Capt gilbert for foster 
iril Come late & we fear you wil be exposed to y^ hardships of y* winter 
IT* you are senceble are bad on our Coast but it may be not so senceble 
u it may make you If you prove it by Experience ; & y' Inhabitants of 
f land have said they never see such winters as we have had y' last year 
bat one I am much afraide of your being blown of y* Coast If you stay 
late I am already in much distr^e for you least your delay should bring 
oa you any In Conveneance, and therfore my dear brother I Entrett & 
beseech of you y* that as for your own security so also in Compason to me 
irho am by these pleading w'*^ [you] whose hart is alwais fulof distres & fear 

* John Colman ? See Gen. Ref?., Ill-, 109. 

t Colman had jast received and accepted an inritation to become the Pastor of the 
'New Charch" in Brattle Square. —-iW., 112—13, et. teq, 
I She sabseqnently married a Stamford. 


68 Colmtm Papen. [Ji 

about you 4b more now j* ordinarj be entreated by me if possible to dii 
pacth your busnes and Com w^ gilbert or any other y' may Com Umel 
before y^ winter, & y' you may be preserve'd fro™ al evills and dangers ' 
reium*d to your relations w^ are longing for so happy a day and y* y' i _ 
tur" of yours may be a sure token for good unto us is y* heartty prayers 
ofy our Efectu^ sister Sarah Coliiak. 

mrs dowding gives her service to you hannah her love 
[Without superscription. Endorsed *< Sarah Colman.**] 

Rev. & ly S' Wensday morning, aug. 9. 

Y* ministers having Pitch' on y* R M' Thacher to give M' PembertOD 
y* Right Hand of Fellowship, & He refusing, as also M' Sewall after 
Ilira ; they then fix'd on me : and tho I excus'd myself as much as thosey 
yet they would proceed no further & so they left it. 

Now this 1 cant but apprehend to be a great Impropriety, will be lo 
accounted by y" auditors ; & therefore must be extreamly irksome to me^ 
to consider myself as standing in an improper Place on that occasion : B 
having been y" common Practice for y" 2' Person in age or Dignity to 
Perform that office : and as this will doubtless be expected by y* congregft- 
tion, they cant but judg it a piece of Petulence in me to undertake it, w*I 
extreamly abhorr. 

It therfore naturaly falling on M' Colman, & no doubt y* ministen 
would have fix*d it there, if He had not been unhappily absent a munday ; 
I must therefore most earnestly intreat You to undertake it, & to come 
prepared for it: that so such a significant & desireable a Rite may not be 
omitted at y' solemnity. I nm Your most respectfull 

[Superscribed] Humble servant T. Pbincb. 

To the Reverend M' Colman, Boston. 

Boston, Saturday, 5 h, p. m. 

Sir — Yours dated yesterday, Aug*. 4, is just now come to hand — I 
have been with Dr. Bulfinch who hopes ye Cabbage leaves may be of 
Service. If they answer not, & y* swelling grows worse he desires to 
hear, & he will come up. However I think to get him to do so to-mo^ 
row, after ye Evening Service : & am with all love & prayers to db for 
ever}' body. Sir, Your &c., B. Colmak. 

The ministers have appointed me to preach a Sermon at Mr. Pembe^ 
ton's Ordination, next Wednesday,* if God please ; which will be like lo 
hinder me from seeing you y* begining of y* week. But if y* Dr. do not 
come to-morrow, be sure to write to me on niondny, & send it by some 
sure bearer. For the Rev'd. Mr. Turell, of Medford, 

[Superscribed] j Speedily and wth care. 

ME Benjamin Colman Philadelphia March 28 

Rd: Brother 1707 

Since our imprisonment we have commenced a correspondence with 
our Rd: Brethren of the ministry at Boston, which we hope, according to 
our intention, has been communicated to you all ; whose Sympatliisiog 
concurrence I cannot doubt of, in our expensive Struggle, for asserting our 

* Ebenezcr Pemberton was ordained collengne with Rer. Samnel Wilkird, BmIot 
of the Old South, on Wednesday, 28 An^^ 1700. This letter, therefore, mut hare 
been written on the 24th.; and conseqnentlj the date in the first line most have 
a flip of the pen. 

1851.] Culmm Papen. 69 

liberty, agidiut the powerful! ioTasion of L' Combarj, which is not yet 

I need not tell you of a pick'd Jury, and the penall Laws are invading 
our American Sanctuary, without the least regard to the toleration ; 
which should justly alarm us all. I hope ME Campbell, to whom I direct 
thb for the more safe conveyance, has shown or informed you, what I 
wrote last. 

We are so far upon our return home : tho I must return for a finall 
tryall, which will be very troublesome and expensive ; And we only had 
liberty, to attend a meeting of Ministers, we had formerly appointed here ; 
and were only Seven in number, at first, but expect a growing number. 
Our designe is to meet yearly, and oflener, if necessary, to consult the 
most proper measures for advancing religion, and propogating Christian- 
ity, in our various stations, a^nd to maintain such a Correspondence as may 
conduce to the improvement of our ministeriail abilityes by prescribing 
texts to be preached on by two of our number at every meeting, which 
performance is subjected to the censure of our Brethren ; our Subject is 
Paul's Epistle To the Hebrews. I and another began, and performed our 
parts on vs 1, 2, and the 3 is prescribed to ME Andrews and another. 
If viy friends write, direct to ME Jn. Bird [?] at Philadelphia to be directed 
to me in Virginia. Pardtm S £ this diversion from 

Your humble Servant, and Brother in the 
A letter from our meeting is directed worke of the Grospell 

to ME Cotton Mather, in the name Ffrancis Makemib. 

of the rest [Without superscription.] 

Dear S'. London, 7th. June, 1707. 

I have yours of the 7th. and 10th. of October both which I heartily 
thank you for: The Address of the Mi n". being detain^ by contrary 
Winds for some time in Ireland was presented singly after the others that 
came from your Province w*^. I hope were all acceptable to her Maj"^ & 
have certainly this Effect to lessen in the Opinion of Mankind the unao- 
eoontablu Jealousie of some that New Eng''^ has no Loyal Dispositions. 

All Grood Men here rejoice that a Religious Zeal still reigns in that 
Country, db that so remote a Wilderness should afford so many Excell^ 
Instances of Piety & Virtue among w*^. whether you will suffer me or' 
no I must name yo'. discourses on the Parable of the 10. Virgins, & 
take this Opportunity to thank you for the invaluable present, and that 
you have given me 'a New Occasion to boast in the Products of my 

I send you inclos'd written Copies of the Letters lately pass*d betwixt 
Geneva & Oxford (for want of Printed ones by me) w*^ I beleive will 
not be unacceptable to many of our New Britains. 

We have lost a Battle in Spain, & 'tis fear'd the French will not give 
the D. of Marl : opportunity to retreive it in the Netherlands. M : Vil* 
lara has forc'd the lines of Stolhoften & pretends to penetrate into Bava- 
ria. The Success of the D. of Savoy & Pr : Eugene's Projects is impa^ 
tieotly expected. The 1"*. Parliam\ of Great Britain are to meet at 
Westminster 28^. Oct', db y* Union takes place in spite of all the 
Oppositions it has met with. The Q. & Court go next Thursday to 

• For particalan eonceming the tinwarrantablo penecntion of Makemie (or 
ITKemie) and John Hampton, two Presbyterian Minis ten, by Combury, tho tyranni- 
cal QoTemor of New York, the reader is referred to Smith^i History of New York, 
and the other historians of that period. An accoant of the Trial was printed at the 
rime, and reprinted, according to Smith, hi 1765. 

60 Colinan Pofem. [Ji 

Windsor for the summer. My hamble service to jonr Lady db B/^ 
John & beleive that I am S'. 

Yo'. most Obedient hamble Serv*. Henbt Newkan. 

I waited on Mr. Pitman in the Queen's Bench upon Beceit of jo^.* 
Lett', with the tender of my Poor service, he told me the following Tem^ 
he sh'. be discharged of course w^. I hope he is, having heard nothing 
from him since I am as above Yo" HN. 

A Great Number of OfRcers & Persons of Quality have offered them- 
selves Voluntarily to be sacrifices to retreive our loss in Spain, and 'lit 
said The D. of Northumberland one of K. Charles's Sons is to go Capt\ 
Greneral. [Without superscription. Endorsed '* H Newman"] 

My dear and honoured Friend. 8*. XI"'. 17 If. 

Misunderstanding [pen drawn through in MS.] — Away with it, I 
beseech you, Term and Thing. There is none at all. As I have dedt 
with the Term, so Lett y* Thing be dealt withal. 

Adoni Avi [?], with his usual prudence, and all possible Tenderness 
Lett fall an Hint, as having Learnt from You, that some thought, our 
children's Visit, as well as mine, where it was then talk'd of, had some 
inconvenient constructions made of it. The Hint was Friendly and pru- 
dent ; But it was not improper for me, to mention it unto the children, 
that there miprht be nothing said or done Incauselously. This is all I 
know Of any Misunderstanding or Disaffection, or Disesteem raised on 
this occasion. — I entreat you to be very Easy ; Every body is so, for 
ought I know. Tis all well ; just as it was ; and as it should be. 

As to my own Visit, (which I endeavored altogether to avoid, by a 
Letter, which I hoped would answer all the Intentions of it,) I oould give 
you a pretty satisfactory Account of it But it is needless. I knew, at 
the very Time of it, I did Imprudently. I was aware of what has ha|^ 
pened. I said so. — But my best Account will be, that even before the 
prudent Hint you gave (even on the Friday before, from something I 
then mett withal) I had fully made and S])oke the Resolution you would 
most advise unto. And the Neighbors will no more have the Least oecir 
sion given them, to suspect me of any Designs not proper for me. 

To be free with you ; I have too high an opinion of the DiscrefionSy ai 
well as other Grood Qualities in your Excellent Friend, to entertain any 
Imagination that (suppose we should Live a year more, which for myteiT 
I do not suppose ; — but, psal. LXXX VIH. 3) one of my many unrecom- 
mendable circumstances could find any Acceptance there. 

My Friend, I have do manner of prospect, of Returning unto a state 
wherein I have sometimes Lived in a somewhat Agreeable & Gentle- 
manly manner. Tho' I have not hitherto taken anywhere one step that 
way, yett I have by tlie Edges had Hints enough, to satisfy me, that my 
Grand fathef^s will has forbid all such prospect unto me. 

It is, 1 confess, too natural, for ua foolish old men, when we have a 
Whimsey from every Quarter buzz'd into o' ears, to think a Little, Wkai 
there nuiy he in it. I have, no doubt, foolishly enough, been ready to fall 
into this weakness. But, as yett my old Age has not gott so far, but that, 
I presently Recollect ; I presently am sensible of the J}elmion]f presently 
bring all to rights, as a Dying man ought to do. 

My Life is full of sacrifices. And, if I had not a very Deceitful Heart, 
I would have said, I know nothing in this world, that I have not in some 
Degree (or Desire) sacrificed. I have also gott into the Delight of Bacri- 
ficing, what I have not, as well as what I have* 


Oobnan Papen* 


A Late King of Argter [?] called, Medio^MortOj that is, Half-dead, had 
ft Name which it seems more proper for me to challenge than anj other. 
I am 8orry, it so much suits me, in regard of 7* morUficaJtion^ wherein one 
ID nigh Veath^ ought to be exempliuy. I ask your prayers, that I may 
^ thorough with that work ; not Leave it done by Halfes, 

Old Jerome^ (I confess, a very soure sort of man) has given me good 
Advice. Cogita ie quotidte moriturum ei de Secundis Nuptiis [?] nun- 
qwam eogitoHf. My Heart would Reproach me, if I bad not more than 
one hundred Thoughts of my Death, to one of y* Fancy my Neighbors talk 
0^ Tour Advice, which I roust alwayes value & Request, Leaning & 
Leading that way,* would sensibly strengthen my Dispositions. 

I hope you will outlive me ; And I shall endeavor to deserve it, that at 
my Death you may remember me, as one studious many wayes to approve 
himaelf, S'. Your true Brother 

& hearty & constant Friend, Co : Mather* 

Having both w^ Tongue & Pen, told my opinion to your Livaluable 
Friend, That Tour conversation would be so profitable, & so comfortable 
tlKre would never be the Least Need of any other : I hope, I need not 
mk. you, to continue in affording as much of it, as is possible, to one so 
my worthy of it 

When you have perused y* cruel Pamphlett I now send you, you 

will permitt as Quick a Return of it as may be. 
[Saperscribed] To the Reverend, Mr. B. Colman. 


[Commanicated by H. G. Soinerby, Esq.] 
Theis under-written names are to be transported to Virginea imbarqued 
ia the Alice, Richard Orchard, M^ the Men have taken the oath of Allege- 
& Suprem. 

21 Robt Baxter 21 

21 Jo: Bently 34 

33 Jo: Holdflmorth 20 

21 Ja Wriffht 21 

21 CbarlesJPeacock 28 

22 Chri: Hudson 30 
1 9 Jo: Smith 20 
18 Jo: Cooper 20 
28 Edward Waggett 20 

Jo: Viccars 35 

Tho: Atkinson 27 

Theis under written names are to be transported to Virginea imbarqued 
it the Assurance de Lo: Isack Bromwell ic Geo: Pewsie M'. examined by 
the Minister of the Towne of Gravesend of their conformitie in ff. Religion. 
tlie men have taken the oath of Allegeance & Supremacie. 

£dward Hughes 
James Morfy 
Robert Haggar 
Tho: Askew 
Ric* Cooke 
/Sniea Atkinson 
Rowland Yaaghan 
Richard Natt 
Fra: Jenkinson 
WiU- Kendridd 
Jo: Wilson 


Rowland Sadgemer 21 
Wm. Massingburd 23 
Jo: Hutton 
Elizabeth Dew 
Ann Dew 
Rachell Adams 
Avis Deacon 
Hanna Clifford 
Eliza: Blanch 
Sophia Rotirie 

9 ma 


Robert Brian 27 

Ifandlin Jones 60 

Ann Shawe 82 

Joe Duncombe 46 

Sith Hueward 30 

Richard Hamey 38 

Wm. Holland 85 

Henry Snow 26 

Marie Souihwood 22 

Francis Roweson 29 

Glorer 24 


Tho: Pagett 
Matbew Holmes 
Elias Harrington 
Richard Smith 
Tho: Robinson 
Evan ap Evan 
Jo: Browne 
Robert Frithe 
Tho: Wilkinson 
James Southern 
Margerie Baker 



« ^ y®^ 


Sara Rayne 



Andrew Underwood 



Philip Johns 



Henrie Marshall 



Henry Heiden 
Elizabeth Sherk)cke 





Tho: Huriock 



Samuel Handy 



Jo: Gater 



Joan Gater 






PoMHngen from Virgima. 


Josna TStloe 19 

Jo: Middleton S3 

Robert Haiward 22 

Samaei Powell 19 

Wm. Bobbell 19 

Robert Wvon 22 

Matbcw liixoa 18 

John Hlieeler 23 

Jo: North 24 
Mountford Newman 27 

Robert Stecre 17 

Wm. Lake 35 

Humfrey WiUueui 1 9 

Ant* StHgo 21 

Tho: Deacon 19 

Robt Rigglie 19 

Beniamin Pillard 18 

Robert Daviea 28 

Jo: Smith 20 

Walter Meridith 33 

Tho: Phillips 24 

James Kingsnull 18 

Jo: Bowton 20 

Walter Chapman 44 

James Arnold 37 

Richard Leake 18 

Tho: Edwinn 13 

Hundizate Baker 22 

Jo: Ahrock 20 

Tho: Ilall 15 

James £dwin 1 8 

Edward Comins 28 

Dennis Hoggin 24 

Jo: Friccar 25 

Richard Rid^s 19 

Kdward Davies 27 
Theodorics Bakcwell 21 

Jo: Dermot 21 

Jo: Morgan 27 

Tho: Baycock 46 

Ric* Roarers 48 

Ric* Ix>ckley 51 

Jo: Jakes 20 

Tho: More 19 

Jo: Baker 22 

Nehemiah Gaston 21 

Robert Mayes 28 

Richard Barnes 38 

Jo: Battler 50 

Warram Tuck 20 

Jo: Jones 30 

Wm. Coltare 19 

RotK'rt Silby 19 

Ric' Bnister 26 

Jo: Swaniey 21 

Wm. Charles 21 

Anthony Lee 21 

Will- Williamfl 28 

Hennr George 19 

Jo: Blllinf^ 21 

Wm. White 18 

Robert Lovett 20 

JobJefierie 19 

Henrie Haler 
Richard Symons 
James Srairks 
Richard Kirbie 
James Hinsle 
Tho: Saunoerson 
Wm. Snicer 
Will- Thomas 
Henry Madin 
£«lward Ednall 
Tho: Jefferies 
Kic* Jackson 
Tho* Spratt 
Tha Leonard 
Jo: Gater 
Nic* Gibson 
Jo: Roberta 
(jvea Motely 
James Ravesh 
Jo: Hales 
Robert Handlcy 
Jo: A}'mies 
Jo: Tavler 
Wm. fioffin 
Ric* Hal^cy 
Anf Otland 
Robert Oldrick 
Wm. Hall. 
Jo: Copeland 
John Goad 
Jo: Pooly 
Francis Geyer 
Tho: Craven 
Ric* Lucas 
Geo. Cullidge 
I^wrence Barker 
Jo: Bowes 
Jo: Woodbridge 
Jo: Johnson 
Jo: Chappell 
Goa Whittakcr 
Richard Liversidge 
Henrie Wood 
Robert Max 
Jo Warren 
Tho: Turner 
Jo: Garland 
Joe Humfroy 
Isack Ambrose 
Wm. Huncote 
Tho: Williams 
Tho: Foxcpofte 
Tho: Hobbs 
Charles CoUohon 
Marie Averie 
Sara Alport 
^laria Lee 
Elizabeth Bateman 
Thomasin Mari^com 
Tho: Beson 
Chri: Dixon 
Isack Kemp 
Jeremie She 

22 JocCyMollin 

30 Anti* Proctor 

57 Henry Doun 

32 Roger Quintin 

40 Wm. Small 

24 Wm. Coleman 

20 Ant* Andrewe 

19 Jo: Richardson 
30 Wm. Claddin 

21 Thoc Guddoredge 

22 Rodger Barley 

22 Tho: Burd 

23 Henry Butler 

18 Jo: Budd 

15 Jn* Marshall 

22 Wm. Read 

46 Edward Mitchell 

20 Robert Drewrie 

20 Riti* Welle 

21 Jo: Cotes 

19 Ja Stubber 
18 Henry liee 
21 Ric« Ball 
18 Jo: Cooke 
13 Tho: Syer 
18 Jo:Patridge 

18 Jo: Johnson 

19 Isbell Davis 

18 Isabell Ilakesby 

17 Joan Vallins 

18 Marie Chambney 

1 7 Elizabeth AllcoU 

16 Frances Bakcwell 

18 Elizabeth Payne 
26 Elizabeth Hughson 

20 Elizabeth Raynard 
82 Marie Ollivcr 

20 Alice Riall 

38 Rebecca Panncter 

32 Marie Middleton 

24 Ann Goldwoll 

20 Ann Griffin 

21 James Brooks 

18 uxor Alice Brocket 

18 Dorcas Mercer 

19 Ellin Davies 

23 Alice Harris 
18 Eedie Holloway 



Sara Coogin 
Dorothie Davies 
Kat Fulder 
Eliz: Dicks 
Sara Greene 
^largaret Ricord 
Winnifred Congrave 22 


























l^Iathew Plant 

Jo: More 

Elizabeth Powell 

Marie Shorter 
23 ^larie Lee 14 
19 Mathew Clatwortlij 15 


1861.] Bicardi of Windwr, CL 68 


br THE Town of Windsor, in Connecticut, copied from the first 
book of Records in Windsor, under the date of 18 May, 1 674, and with 
the following preamble by the Recorder : 

'^May 18, 1674. I here set down a new genealogy of children that 
' have been bom in Windsor and have come to my knowledge to enter 
*tbem upon in the old Book that being full there is not place to get in or- 
'der to find them. — Here I enter Parsons as they [u^^re] upon the latter." 

jGommanicated by Samuel H. Parsons, Esq., of Middlctown, Ct., correspond- 
ing member of the N. E. H. G. Soc.*] 

Benedictus Altord m. lone Nuton, 26 Nov. 1640; children, Jona- 
Jian b. 1 June, 1645 ; Benjamin b. 11 July, 1647 ; Josiasb. 6 July, 1649 ; 
BUzabethb. 21 Sept. 1651 ; Jerremyb. 24 Dec 1655. 

Elexandeb Alvord m. Mary Yore, 29 October, 1646; had children, 
Abigail b. 6 October, 1647; John b. 12 August, 1649; Mary b. 6 July, 
L651; Thomasb. 27 October, 1653; Elizabeth b. 12 November, 1655; 
Benjamin b. 11 Feb'y 1657 ; Sarah b. 24 June, 1660. 

George Alexander m. Su Sage 18 March, 1644; children, John b. 
25 July 1645 ; Mary b. 20 Oct., 1648 ; Daniel b. 12 Jan'y, 1650 ; Na- 
thaniel b. 29 Dec. 1 652 ; Susan [or SarahJ b. 8 Dec, 1 654. 

Thomas Alltn m. Abigail, [dau. of Rev. John Wareham,] October, 
L658; children, John b. 17 Aug., 1659; Matthew b. 5 Jan., 1660; 
Fbomas b. 11 March, 1663; Samuel b. 8 Nov., 1667; June b. 22 July, 
1670; Abigail b. 17 Oct., 1672; Sarah b. 13 July, 1674 ; a daughter b. 
29 Oct., 1676. 

Edward Adams, [Simsbury] m. Elizabeth Buckland, 25 May, 1660 ; 
Aildren, Mary b. 28 August, 1671. 

John Bissell, scn'r, m. ; children, Nathaniel b. in Windsor, and bap- 
ixed 27 Sept. 1640. 

John Bissell, jun'r, m. Izrell Mason, 17 June, 1658; children, I^fary 
9.22Feby, 1658; John b. 4 May, 1661; Daniel b. 29 Sept, 1663; 
[>orethy b. 10 August, 1665 ; Josias b. 10 October, 1670 ; Hezakiab. 30 
Ikpril, 1673 ; Ann b. 28 April 1675 ; John b. 22 June 1677. 

Thomas Bissell m. Abigail Moore, 11 October, 1655; Thomas b. 
K October, 1656 ; Abigail, b. 23 Nov., 1658; John b. 26 Jan'y, 1660; 
Joseph b. 18 April, 1663 ; Elizabeth 9 June 1666 ; Benjamin b. 9 Sept., 
1669 ; Sarah b. 8 Jan'y, 1671 ; Ephraim b. 11 April, 1676, d. 22 April, 
1676; Esther b. 22 April, 1677, d. 9 May, 1678 ; Ephraim b. 4 Sept., 
1680 ; Luke b. 2 Sept., 1682. 

Samuel Bissell m. Abigail Holoom, 11 June, 1658, daughter of 
Fbomas liolcom and b. 6 Jan*y, 1638 : children, John b. 5 April, 1659 ; 
ibigail b. 6 July, 1661 ; Jacob b. 28 March, 1664; Mary b. 15 Sept, 
1666; Samuel b. 11 Jan'y, 1668 ; Ben^jah b. 30 June, 1671 ; Elizabeth 
). 4 Jan'y, 1677; Deborah b. 29 October, 1679. 

Nathaniel Bissell m. Mindwell Moore, 25 Sept, 1662, the daugh- 
ier of Deacon John More, she was b. 10 July, 1643; her husband was 
he son of John Bissell, and b. 27 Sept, 1640 ; children, Mindwell b. 3 

*llie words and sentences included in brackets are in pencil in Mr. Parsans's 
rmnseript, apparently made at a later date than the body of the work. 

Since this copy has been in hand another has been received, beautifully tran- 
eribed, and presented by the Sodetir's very active conespondent, Hobatio N. 
>TI8, £b<^ 

64 Becordi of WinekoTi CU [Jan « 

October, 16G3 ; Nathaniel b. 7 January, 1665 ; Jonathan b. 8 July, 166B ^ 
d. young ; Hanna b. 12 January, 1670 ; Abigail 14 Sept., 1673, d. young s 
Jonathan b. 14 February, 1674; Abigail b. 9 March, 1676; Elizabeth V^ 
15 March, 1679. 

Thomas Barber [removed to Sewsbury,] m. Jane » 7 October^ 

1640; children, John bapt. 24 July, 1642; Thomas b. 14 July, 1644; Sary 
bapt. 19 July, 1646; Samuel bapt. 1 October, 1648; Mary bapt. 12 
October, 1651 ; Josiah b. 15 February, 1653. 

John Barber [Simsbury,] m. Bethsheba Coccens, [Coassens] SepL^ 
1666, (query, was she the daughter of George Coussen^ who came from 
South Hampton, England, in the James, of London, 6 April, 1635 ? See 
Mass. His. Col. Vol. 8, 3 Series, p. 319.) Children, Joanna b. 8 April^ 
1667 ; John b. 14 July, 1669. 

Thomas Barber [Simsbury] m. Mary Phelps — Dec., 166 — ; chil- 
dren, Mary b. 11 January, 1666 ; Sary b. 2 July, 1667. 

Samuel Barber [SimsburyJ m. Maiy Coussens ; Thomas b. 7 Octo* 
ber, 1671 ; Samuel b. 26 January, 1673. 

Samuel Barber [Simsbury] m. 2d wife, [the dau. of John Drake;] 
children, John Drake b. 25 January, 1676 ; Hannah b. 4 October, 1681. 

Thomas Buckland m. ; children, Timothy b. 10 

March, 1638; Elizabeth b. 21 Feb*y, 1640 ; Temi>erance b. 27 November, 
1642 ; Mary b. 2 October, 1644, d. young; Nicholos b. 21 February, 1 646^ 
d. 24 Aug., 1728, JE 82 ; Sara b. 24 March, 1648 ; Thomas b. 2 FeVy, 
1650, d. youn<r; Hanna b. 18 Sept., 1654. 

Timothy Buckland m. Abigail Vorc 27 March, 1662; children, 
Timothy b. 20 April, 1664, d. 1664; Thomas b. 23 June, 16G5, d. 30 
January, 1742, JFj 77 ; Abigail b. 11 November, 1667 ; Mary b. 7 No- 
vember, 1670; Sara b. 10 April, 1G73 ; Hanna b. 28 June, 1676 ; IJizar 
beth b. 26 February, 1678. 

Buckland m. Martha "NVarkfield, 21 October, 1668; children, 

John b. 13 March, 1672; Hanna b. 1 September, 1674; John b. — 
December, 1675, d. 20 Dec, 1675 ; Martha b. 1 March, 1678; John b. 17 
July, 1681. 

Daniel Birg m. E iznbeth Gayler 5 October, 1641 ; children, Daniel 
b. 24 November, 1644; Elizabeth b. 28 July, 1646; Jeremy b. 6 May, 
1648; John b. 14 January, 1649; Joseph b. 2 November, 1651. 

Daniel Birg m. Debra Hulcom 5 November, 1668 ; children, Elisa- 
beth b. 25 April 1670; Debrab. 26 November, 1671; Elizabeth b. 3 
February, 1674 ; Daniel b. 16 September, 1680 ; Mary b. 25 DecembeTi 

Jefert Baker m. lone Bockwell 15 Nov. 1642 ; children, Samuel b. 
30 March, 1644 ; Hepsiba b. 10 May, 1646; Mary b. 15 July, 1649; 
Abiell b. 23 December, 1652 ; Joseph b. 18 June, 1655. 

Samuel Baker m. Sara Cook, 30 June, 1670. 

William Buell [Simsbury] m. 18 November, 1640; 

children, Samuel b. 2 September, 1641 ; Peter b. 19 August, 1644 ; Mary 
b. 3 September, 1642; Hannah. 8 January, 1646 ; Hepsiba b. 11 Decem- 
ber, 1649 ; Sara b. 21 March, 1653 ; Abigail b. 12 February, 1654. 

Samuel Buell [Simsbury and settled in Killingworth] m. Debro 
Griswold 13 November, 1662 ; child, Samuel b. 20 July, 1663. 

Thomas Bascom m. ; children, Abigail b. 27 June, 

1640; Thomas b. 20 February, 1641 ; Hepsiba b. 14 April, 1644. 

John Bartlett m ; children, Esaya b. 13 June, 1641 ; 

Benjamin baptised 26 March, 1643; Hepziba b. 14 July, 1643 ; Jehoiade 
baptised 23 December, 1649 ; Mehetabell baptised 11 May, 1651. 

1851.] Xeeordi of TP&ubor, (H. 65 

Benjamin Babtlett m. Debra Barnard — Jaly, — ; children, 
Benjamin b. 21 June, 1668 ; Debra b. 3 April 1666 ; fisaya b. 9 Dec^ 
L670 ; Esaia b. 26 July, 1672 ; Ephraim b. 17 January, 1678; Jehoiade 
>. 2 November, 1675 ; Benjamin b. 5 December, 1677. 

EzATA Bartlett m. Abla Gillet 3 December, 1663 ; children, John 
>. 12 September, 1664. 

Joseph Baker b. 18 June, 1655, and m. Ilanna [widow of Thomas 
Back, and 3rd dau. of Nathaniel Cookr~(p. 12)] 30 January, 1676 ; ctiil- 
iren, Joseph b. 13 April, 1678; Liddia b. 5 July, 1681. 

John Brooks m. Susanna Hanmore 25 May, 1652; children, John b* 
16 fiiarch, 1660; Samuel b. 6 September, 1662; Elizabeth b. 27 June, 
L664; Mary b. 21 March 1665; Joanna b. 2 February, 1668; Mary b. 
25 November, 1670 ; Lidia b. 7 April, 1673 ; Susanna b. 22 September, 
1675. His wife died 7 November, 1676. 

John Bancroft m. Hanna Duper 3 December, 1650 ; children, John 
b. — December, 1651 ; Nathaniel b. 19 November, 1653 ; Ephraim b. 15 
lane, 1656 ; Hanna b. 6 April, 1659 ; Sara b. 26 December, 1661. 

William Bukll m. ; child, Abigail b. 12 February, 


Aroh (Captain) Cook [it is supposed m. a dau. of Henry Smith, of 
Springfield, son-in-law of William Pinchon] ; children, Joanna b. 5 April, 
1638; Aron baptised 21 February, 1640 ; Mirriam b. 12 March, 1642 ; 
Ifioses b. 16 November, 1645; Samuel b. 21 November, 1650; Elizabeth 
b. 7 April 1653; Noah b. 14 .June, 1657. 

Nathaniel Cook m. Lidia Yore 29 June, 1649 ; children, Sara b. 28 
lone, 1650; Lidia b. 9 January 1652; Hanna b. 21 September, 1655; 
Nathaniel b. 13 May, 1658; Abigail b. 1 March, 1659; Johnb. 3 April, 
1662 ; Josia b. 22 December, 1664 

JoBN Case [m. Sarah Spencer and lived in Windsor until 1669, when 
be settled in Simsbury at Weatunec, and d. 21 February, 1704] ; children, 
Mvy b. 22 June, 1660; John b. 5 November, 1662; William b. 5 June, 
1665 ; Samuel b. 1 June, 1667 ; Richard b. 27 April, 1669 ; [He resid- 
ed at £. Hartford, and afterward in Simsbury, m. Elizabeth, dau. of John 
Pirchase, of Hartford, and d. 30 March, 1694.] [Elizabeth, Abigail, 
Birtholomew, Joseph.] Sarab. 14 April, 1676. 

Daxiel Clark m. Afary Newbery, 13 June, 1644 ; children, Josias b. 
n January, 1648; Elizabeth b. 28 October, 1651 ; Daniel b. 4 August, 
1654 ; John b. 10 April, 1656; Mary b. 22 September, 1658 ; Samuel b. 

6 July, 1661 ; Sary b. 7 August, 1663; Hannah. 29 August, 1665; Na- 
tbaniel b. 8 September, 1666. 

Thojias Dewet m. Frances Clark 22 March, 1638; children, Thomas 
b. 16 February, 1639; Josia baptised 10 October, 1641 ; Anna bapt. 15 
Oetober, 1643 ; Isrell bapt. 25 September, 1645 ; Jededia bapt. 15 Decem- 
ber, 1647. Their father died 27 April, 1648. 

Thomas Deble [Simsbury] ; children, Isrell b. 29 

Aagast, 1637; Ebenezer baptised 26 September, 1641 ; Hepsiba baptised 
35 December, 1642; Samuel baptised 24 March, 1643 ; Merriam baptised 

7 December, 1645 ; Thomas b. 3 September, 1647 ; Joanna b. -* ^ 


Israel Deble [Simsbury] m. Elizabeth Hull 28 November, 1661; 
children, Josias b. 15 May, 1667 ; Thomas b. 16 September, 1670 ; Eliz- 
ibeth b. 27 March, 1673 ; George b. 25 January 1675; John b. 18 April, 
1678, d. 6 October, 1678. 

Ebenezer Deble [Simsbury] m. Mary Wakefield 27 October, 1663; 
shildren, Mary b. 24 December, 1664; Wakefield b. 15 September, 1667 ; 

66 Beeardi of lVind9arj OL 

MaKha b. 10 March, 1669; John b. 9 Febraarj, 1678; Ebenezer 
Id August, 1671. 

Samuel Deble [Simsbury] m. Hepsiba Bartlett 21 Janaarj, 166^ ; 
children, Abigail b. 19 January, 1666, by his former wife; Hepsiba b. 1 9 
December, 1669 ; Joanna b. 24 October, 1672; John b. 13 April, 1675 ; 
Samuel b. 4 May, 1677 ; Elizabeth b. 17 February, 1680. 

Job Drake m. Mary Wolcott 25 June, 1646; children, Abigail b. 28 
September, 1648 ; Mary b. 12 December, 1649 ; Jobe b. 28 3iarch, 1652; 
Elizabeth b. 14 November, 1654; Joseph b. 16 April, 1657; Hepaiba b 
14 July, 1659 ; Hester b. 10 October, 1662. 

John Drake [Simsbur}'] m. Hanna Moore ; children, John b. 14 Sep* 
tember, 1649 ; Job b. 15 June, 1651 ; Hanna b. 6 August, 1653 ; Enoch 
8 December, 1655; Ruth b. 1 December, 1657; Simon b. 28 Octobcfi 
1659; Lidiab. 26 January, 1661 ; Mary b. 29 January, 1666; Elizabeth 
b. 22 July, 1664 ; Mindwell b. 10 November, 1671 ; Joseph b. 26 June, 

Job Drake m. Elizabeth Alvord 20 March, 1671 ; children, Jonathu 
b. 4 January, 1 672 ; Elizabeth b, 4 November, 1 675. 

Jacob Drake m. Mary Bissell 12 April, 1649 ; ^now it is 25 yeaif 
'* and never had a child. His mother that lived with bim, a widow many 

^ years, her husbfind, Jacob's father, died August 18, , and now, Octo> 

'^ber 7, 1681, Jacob's mother died at 100 years of age, having lived a 
" widow 22 years," 

Henrt Denslo m. ; children, Susanna b. 3 September, 

1646 ; Mary b. 10 April, 1651 ; Ruth b. 19 September, 1653 ; AbigaU b. 
6 February, 1655 ; Debora b. 21 December, 1657 ; Samuel b. 19 Decern* 
her, 1659 ; Hanna b. 1 March, 1661 ; Elizabeth b. 11 Febmary, 1666. 

John Den slow m. Mary Egelston, 7 June, 1655 ; children, John \k 
13 August, 1650; Mary b. 10 March, 1658 ; Thomas b. 22 April, 1661; 
Deberab. 29 May, 1663; Joseph b. 12 April, 1665; Benjamin b. 80 
March, 1668; Georg b. 8 April, 1G72; Isaac b. 12 April, 1674; Abiglil 
b. 7 Nov., 1677 ; Abraham b. 8 March, 1669. 

Peter Brown m. Mary Gillet, 15 July, 1658; children, Mary b. 2 
May, 1059 ; Hanna b. 29 Sept., 1660 ; Abigail b. 8 August, 1662 ; Hep- 
sibab. 19 November, 1664; Peter b. 2 March, 1666; John b. 8 Jannary, 
1668 ; Cornelius b. 30 July, 1672 ; Hester b. 22 May, 1673 ; Jonathan b. 
30 March, 1670; Elizabeth b. 9 June, 1 676 ; Debora b. 2 Feb^ 1678; 
Sara b. 20 August, 1681. 

Edward Chapman [Simsbury] m. Elizabeth Fox, in England ; chil* 
dren, Henry b. 4 July, 1663, in Windsor; Mary b. 23 Augast, 1664; 
Mary b. 27 Oct., 16«;5 ; Elizabeth b. 15 Jan'y, 1667 ; Simon b. 30 April, 
1669 ; Hanna, b. 3 May, 1671 ; Margaret b. 7 March, 1672 ; Sara b. 24 
Mav, 1675. 

Henrt Curtis [Simsbury] m. Elizabeth Abel, 13 May, 1645 ; chil- 
dren, Samuel b. 26 April, 1649 ; Nathaniel b. 15 July, 1651. 

Samuel Cross m. the widow Chapman, 12 July, 1677; childreo, 
Hanna b. 11 June, 1678, d. 7 July, 1680; Samuel b. 10 Dec, 1679, d. 
same day. 

Jamks Enno [Simsbury] and Anna Bedwell were m. 18 August, 1648 ; 
children, Sara b. 15 June, 1649 ; James b. 30 October, 1651, [of Sims- 
bury] ; John b. 2 December, 1654. His wife died 7 October, 1679. He 
m. Ilester Egelston (widow of James) 29 April, 1680. 

[To be cantinuedJ] " *- : 'i 2.^^ 

J1851.] Old Graif^Tard m Tori, Me. 67 



[Copied bj Johv S. H. Pooo, MJ).«] 

Here Ijes buried the body of Capt Lewis Bane, Esq., deed June ye 25th 
1751, In je 5l8t year of his age. 

Here Ues baried the body of Mrs. Mary Bane, wife to Capt Lewis 
Bane, deed March ye 25th 1723 in the 58th year of her age. 

Here lyes interred ye body of Mr. Joseph Sweet, who departed this 
life Jone 12 1750 in the 27 year of his age. 

Here lies interred ye body of Mrs. Hannah Sweet, consort of Mr. 
Joseph Sweet, who died Novbr ye i5th 1761 in ye 74th year of her age. 
Her life an example of piety, diligence, frugality Sc charity. 

Here lies baried ye body of Mr Joseph Preble who departed this life 
April 28 Anno Domni 1732 in ye 41st year of his age. 

Joseph Preble, son to Mi*. Joseph & Mrs. Ann Preble, aged 7 years & 

5 mo departed this life Sepbr ye 25th 1735. 

Timothy Preble, son to Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Ann Preble, aged 3 years 
&2 mo, departed this life Sept ye 19 1735. 

This stone is fixed at the head of Abraham Preble Esq deacon of the 
ehnreh, Capt of the town & one of the judges in ye county of York : was 
oniversally faithful to ye death. Who died October ye 4th 1714 -^tatis 

Here lies interred the body of Capt Caleb Preble aged 45 years Sc 
7 months, who departed this life Jany yc 7th 1734. 

Here lyes buried ye body of Abraham Preble Esq & Capt in ye town 

6 Judge in ye county of York. He served his country in various other 
posts & at ye time of his death, which was on March 14th 1723 in ye 
«>Olh year of his age, he sustained no less than nine offices of honour &; 
public trust for ye service of his town country and province. 

, Here lies buried ye body of Esther Arbucklc, the wife of Mr. James 
Arbuckle, who departed this life May 16th 1760 in the 36 year of her 

Mary Prentice died Nov 20 1792 aged 77. 

Andrew Sargent died Nov 4 1795 aged 18. 

Here lies buried the body of Mr. Samuel Bragdon, son of Mr. Samuel 
Bragdon, aged 73 years and 7 mo died March 3d 1746. 

Here lies ye body of Mrs Subela Bragdon, wife to Mr. Samuel Brag- 
^n, deed June ye 2d 1722 in ye 48 year of her age. 

John Bragdon, a promising youth, departed this life June 19th 1744 in 
7e 23d year of his age with some comfortable hope in his death, after 
great distress of soul and solemn warning to young people not to put off 
their repentance to a death bed. 

Here lies the body of Mrs. Lydia Bragdon, wife of Mr Samuel Brag- 
don, who died April 3d 1757 aged 85 years. Formerly the wife of Mr. 
Thomas Haynes. 

Here lies buried the body of Mr. Daniel Bragdon who departed this 
Bfe July 18th 1756. 

Here lies interred the body of Mr Morton Woodbridge, who departed 
tlus life the 29th day of August 1769. 

* Of the eommnnications of this gentleman, there are on our files several of roach 
interest, and it is to be regretted that they cannot be pablished faster. This is to 
assare him that they are considered among Ae most vuiiable articles for this pabli- 

68 Old Cfrave-Yard in York, Mk. [Jn. 

Here lies buried the body of Mr. Ebenezer Cobum, who died Decem- 
ber the 27th 1749 aged 75 years. 

Erected to the memory of Mr Bichard Keating^ who departed this lift 
June 23d 1783 aged 24 years. 

Here lyes ye body of Mrs Hannah Toppan, bom at Canterbury in 
£n<rland 1649, married in N. England to Mr. John Sewall Ic after hii 
decease to Mr Jacob Toppan both of Newbury. Deed April 4th 1723i 

The remains of Stephen Crosby A.M a gentleman of virtuous monk 
and highly esteemed, who died on board ye letter of mark brig Venu 
near port July 19th 1780, aged 28 years are here deposited till the resti- 
tution of all things. ^^ Thy way is in the sea, thy footsteps are nd 

In memory of Jonathan Hayward Esq. Amiable and social in address ; 
instnictive and entertaining in conversation ; benevolent, charitable ad 
pious ; uniting the Gentleman and Christian. Various offices, civil, judi- 
cial and ecclesiastical, with honor and reputation he sustained, he died 
May 8, 1797, M 84. 

Hi re lies the body of Mrs. Sarah Say ward, wife of Jona Say ward, Efa 
who died Sept. 12th, 1775, aged 86 years. The righteous will be had u 
everlasting remembrance. 

Here lyes buried the body of Elder Joseph Sayward, aged 57 yean 
DeoM Dec ye 25th, 1741. 

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Mary Sayward, wife of Elder Joseph Say* 
ward died Aug 1st 1759. 

In memory of Capt Zebulun Harmon Junr who departed this Lift 
Sept 14th 1798 jE 39. 

To the memory of Capt Thomas Harmon who died June 11th 1800. 

Here Lyes buried the Body of the Reverend Samuel Moody A. M 
The Zealous, faithful and successful Pastor of the first Church of Cbrisi 
in York was bom in Newbury Jan 4th 1675, Graduated 1697, came hichei 
in May 1098, ordained in December 1700, and died here Kov. 13, 1741 
For his further character you may read Cor. 3 the six first verses. 

Mrs Hannah Moody, Consort of ye Kev'd Samuel Moody, an early and 
Thoro' Convert, eminent For Holiness, Prayerfulness, Watchfulness, Zeal 
Prudence, Sincerity, Humility, Meekness, Patience, Weanedness from \hn 
world, Self-Deniall, Publick Spiritedness, Diligence, Faithfulness and 
Charity. Departed this life in Sweet Assurance of a Better Jan 29tli 
1121 jEtat 51. Follow ym who thro' Faith and Patience Inherit jt 

Here Lies Interred the Body of Mrs. Ruth Bloody, faithful wife of the 
Eev'd Mr Samuel Moody of York, who died April 20th 17G4 in the 7C 
Year of her Age. 

Integer vitae scelerisque purus. Here lies the remains of Samuel 
Moody Esq, Preceptor of Dummer Academy, (The first Institution of the 
kind in Mass'ets). He lefl no child to mourn his sudden death, (for bi 
died a Bachelor). Yet his numerous Pupils in the U. States will eva 
retain a lively sense of the Sociability, Industr}', Integrity, and liety he 
possessed in an uncommon degree, as well as the disinterested, zeakwt 
faithful and useful manner he discharged the duties of the Academy foi 
30 years, he died at Exeter 17 DecV 1795 se 70. 

Here lies the remains of Elizabeth, Consort of Mr Joseph Moody, whc 
died Sept 23 1797 aet 68. 

Here lyes the body of Mrs Hannah Adams, wife to Mr Nathan Adaniii 
died Dec ye VI 1741 in ye 29th year of her age. 

1851.] InMcripiion9 from ike Qrave-Yard in York^ Me. 69 

Here lies ye body of Abigail Curtis, who was born Feb'y 22d 17|f and 
died August 2Cth 1720. 

Here h'es ye body of Job Curtit. wbo was born Oct Clh 1729, and died 
Dee 2d 1736. 

In Memory of Rev*d Isaac Lyman, the social, venerable, and pious 
Pitftor of the Ist Church in York for more than GO years. Was born at 
N. Hampton Mass Feb 2jth 1724. Graduated at Yale Coll. 1747, Or- 
dained Dec. 20tli 1749, and died March 12th IblO. aet 85. 

Madam Riiih Lyman, Relict of the Rev Isaac Lyman, Born July 22d 
1730, Died Jan'y 20th 1824. 

In Memory of Miss Ruthe Lyman who was possessed of many Amiable 
qoslities, the joy of her Parents, the delight of her connexions and beloved 
of all : if youth, if virtue deserve a tear, reader, drop it here when the 
engraving of this stone inform you when she left her weeping friends in 
Hie 23il year of lier age June 22d 1785. 

In Memory of Madam Elizabeth Langdon, Relict of Rev'd Samuel 
Lsngdon DD, who after a long life devoted to acts of charity, benevolence 
and piety. Died Dec 21st 1802 Aged 83 years. 

Here lies ye body of Mrs Klenor Clements, tlic wife of Mr John Clem- 
eotis who died Jan 1st 1755 in ye 86 year of her age. 

Here lies Buried ye Body of Mrs Eunice Stont*. the wife of Mr John 
Stone, who departed this Life February 20ih 17G5 aged 37 years. 

Here re:»ts qnite free from Life's But stop my Grief 

Distressing care I soon shall equal be. 

A loving wife When death shall stop my breath 
A tender Parent dear And end my Time, 

Cot down in midst of Days God grant my Dust 

As you may sec, May mingle then with thine. 

Sacred to the Memory of Mrs Mary Na'^son wife of Mr Samuel Nasson 
vbo departed this Life Aug 28 1774 aet 22. 

Here lyes ye bo<ly of Mr Joseph Banks, son to Mr Joseph and Mrs 
Elizabeth Banks, a^^ed 24 years 8 mo and 3 days, dec'd April 11th 1775. 

In Mt^mory of Mr. Henry ScwhU, Bricklayer, Who departed this Life 
Nov 2tl 1792 in the 6Gth year of his age. He was an Honest man and a 
Christ inn. 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs Abigail, widow of Mr Henry Sewall and 
dtiigt of Mr Titcomb of Newbury, who died July 27ih 1777 aged 77. a 
piuient and exemplary Christian. 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs Abigail Carlile wife of Mr John Carlile 
and daugtof Mr Henry Sewall, born Jan 11 1758, died July 17 1797, aet 
40 without i^'sue, a lively christian. Near this intone are deposited the 
KQnains of Benjamin and Daniel, infants and children of Daniel Sewall 

In memory of Mrs Lucy Sewall, wife of Mr Stover Sewall and daugh- 
ter of Col J. Moulton, who departed this Life Jan 14 1800 in the £m 
jear of her age. Bless'd shade ! thy life is not measured by age, nor thy 
memory by death ; thou still livest on the tongue of friendship and charity. 
Thy praise still glows in the heart of conjugal and filial tenderness. The 
b(Kom of an affectionate Husband and the tears of an orphan shall perpet- 
uate the remembrance of thee, till our kindred souls unite in those resJms 
where sin and sorrow never come. 

Here lies the Remains of Mary, Consort of David Sewall Esq one of 
the Judges of the S. J. C. of Massachusetts, and Daughter of the Hon'ble 
William Parker Esq, who, after a virtuous and affectionate life of 25 jean 


70 In$eripti(m$ from the Chraue' Yard in Yark^ Me. [Jan. 

and upward with the husband of her jouth, died May the 27th 1788 

Consecrated to the memorj of Hon David Sewall L. L. D. An ele- 
vated ()enevoIence was happily directed by an enlightened intellect. Con- 
scientious in duty he was ever faithful in its discharge. Piety with patri- 
archial simplicity of manners conspired to secure him universal esteem. 
H'mk home was the abode of hospitality and friendship. In him the de- 
fenceless found a Protector, the poor a Benefactor, the community a 
Peacemaker, Science, Social Order and Religion an affectionate Patron. 

Distinguiiflied for hitt patriotism, talents and integrity, he was early call- 
ed to important public oHices, which he sustained with fidelity and bonoar. 
Havint; occupied the Bench of the Supreme Court of the State and Di^ 
trict Court of tlie U. States with dignified uprightness for forty yearf 
without one failure of attendance, he retired from public life in 1818 and 
died Oct 22 1825, aged XC years. Death but entombts the body, It/e the 

Elizabeth, Relict of David Sewall L. L. D. died Sept 8 1838 Aged 82. 

Here lyes the body of the Ilon'ble Samuel Donnell, one of the fini 
Councillors of the Massachusetts under their present Charter and Justice 
of ye Peace and Judge of ye Infer'r Court in ye county of York. He 
diefi March 9th 1717 in ye 72d year of his ago. 

This stone perpetuates the memory of Mrs Alice Moultou, wife of Mr. 
Jeremiah I^loulton, formerly th(* wife of ye Hon*bl Samuel Dounell, Es^ 
She died Jan 18th 1744 in the 81st year of her a<re. 

In Memory of >^athaniel Donnell (son of the Ilon'bl Samuel Donnell 
one of the Council named in the Charter of AVilliam and Mar^) wIk> Wii 
born Nov I8th 1G89 and died Feb 9th 17hO » 91. He was strictly just, 
universally charitable and eminently pious, Patient and cheerful in adver- 
sity, and without pride or vanity in prosperity. In high estimation of all 
his acquuintance in every stage of Life. May his descendants imitate his 
virtues and perpetuate his name with honor to posterity. 

Here lies buried the Body of Mrs Hannah Donnell Consort to Na- 
thaniel Donnell Esq, who departed this Life Oct 22d 1767 In ye G7 year 
of her age. 

The virtuous, ye Lover of Truth, ye Hater of Stiife, 
A loving and tender Mother, a true and faithful wife. 
It's hop't is gone to inherit Eternal Life, 

Here lies interred the Body of i\Irs Hannah Moulton Wife to Jere* 
miah Moulton Jun'r Esq, who departed This Life December 3d 1757 In 
the 4 2d year of her Age. 

Here Lyes interred the Body of Mrs Hannah Moulton wife of the 
Ilon'bl Jeremiah Moulton Esq, who de|mrted this Life Oct 26, 1761 Aged 
66 years. 

Here Lyes Bnricil the Bfuly of the HonMil Jeremiah Moulton who de- 
parted this Life July the 20ih 170') Aged 77 years. 

[Kxtractfrom the old Norfolk Accords, at Salem, Mass.] 

John Warren, of Exrter, and D«'bonih WiUon were marrieil Oct. 21| 
165(». Mr<». Di lH)nih. wiff of .John Warren, «lied '26 : 4 ma, 1668. 

Jol.n Warren, of Exeter, >o'd to «lohn Robinson, of Exeter, lands therCi 
Sept. 29th, I6r)8; and John Warren, (now of Iloston) sohl to Peter 
Coffin, of Dover, part of a t^aw-mill on the west side of Exeter Lower 

1861.] JUmoir qf the StMim Famify. 71 

[Collected and compiled by Dakiel Stebbikb, M.D., of Northampton, Mass.] 

There is a principle implanted in our nature, especiallj as we advance 
in life, to know more about the Pioneers of this great Republic than our 
predeceMors ; to trace the lineage of our family ancestry, and especially 
the history of our own ancestors ; to know from whence they came, their 
efaanicter, condition of life, and motives for abandoning their native land 
to enter a pathless and inhospitable wilderness, the range of wild beasts 
and savage man. It is proposed in the following pages to trace the pedi- 
gree of the Stebbing Family, which is of great antiquity in England. 

The eldest branch resided in Yorkshire, and descended from Sir Thomas 
Stebbing, Bart. 

Rowland Stebbing, the subject of this Memoir, was bom in England, 
in 1594, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. He arrived in America in 
1684 with his family, consisting of himself, wife, two sons, and two daugh- 
ters, who came passengers in the ship Francis, of and from Ipswich, Eng- 
land, county of Suffolk, where was a Parish and family by the name of 
Stelihing or Stubbing, both having a common origin : Sir names being 
arbitrary, to distinguish families, derived from locality, occupation, or 
other incidental circumstances. 

In the family name of Stebbing, the termination of tn^r, may be of 
Saxon origin, meaning, a field or meadow, with stubs in it 

When the family of Rowland Stebbing arrived in America, his age was 
40 ; his wife, Sarah, 4S ; his eldest son, Thomas, 14; their daughter, 
Sarali, 11 ; their son, John, 8; and their daughter, Elizabeth, 6 years of 

The family name was originally and to this time, in England, is written 
Stebbing, as appears on the family Armour, also by a volume of sermona 
by flie Rev'd Henry Stebbing, D.D., Chaplain to the King, printed in 
London in 1639 — also so written by the late Rev*d Thomas Chalmers, of 
Seotland, to the compiler of this memoir, under date of May 30, 18 i4 — 
also from the College of Arms, London, June 5th, 183G, also by letters 
addresst^d to the care of the compiler, from England and Scotland. 

On the early Town Records of Northampton, the name is variously 
written by the Recorders at different times, as Stebing, Stebbing, and 
Stebbins, as now written in America. 

Rowland Stebbing and family came to Springfield with, or soon after 
the first settlers under William Pynchon, the leader of that colony, in 1636. 
Mr. Pynchon was a gentleman of superior attainments. He returned to 
England in 1662, and there died, leaving his son, John, to succeed him, a 
gentleman of like accomplishments, a military character, and distinguished 
as a Civilian. His father had purchased the territory of Springfield, a 
trmci equal to about twenty-five miles square. The Colony adopted a code 
of articles by which to be governed, and assighed lands to each settler or 
family, and the year following settled the Rev'd George Moxon as their 
spiritual teacher; between whose residence and that of Rowland Stebbing, 
the ** Great Drum ** was used to assemble the p)eople on the Sabbath ; for 
nrhich service, the drummer was paid annually, by each family, one peck 
df Indian Com or four-pence worth of Wampum. 

Although Springfield was in extent, eqnal to about 25 miles square, yet 
the inhabitants, to avoid being crowded, adjudged that the whole territory 
voold not accommodate more than 40 or 50 familieft. Sarah, the wife of 

72 Memoir of the StMine FamXy. \ [Jin. 

Bowland Str^bbing, died in Si>ringficld, and tbere his two daughters mai^ 
rie<1 and died. 

Thomas whs the ehlest son of Rowland Stehbin^. He died in Spring- 
field, Sept. 2r>(h, 1683, aged 03. To the Indian Deed of Northampton, 
dated 1053, he was a witness. The year after, Northampton begun to be 

The purchase was made bj Co). John Pynchon, con^ipting of a tract 
equal toahotitnine mileb squan\ whi<*h was in consideration of one hundred 
fathom of Wampum, ten Coats, the plowing of sixteen acres of corn hind, 
and a few f)resents to the ])rin('ipal Sachems, one of which was a woman. 

Rowland Stebbing and lii-^ son, John, were among the early settlers of 
Springfield, and afterwards of Northampton. The father having received 
his settlement land in Springfield, his son John n'ceived his settlement 
land in Northampton. A home lot, in that part of the town now known 
as Hiiwley street, al^^o his pro|)ortion of meadow, also in the inner and 
outer commons. 

The Indian Deed of Northampton Iwnrs date Sept. 24th, 1G53, — a 
curiosity of olden time, as is also the last Will and Testament of Rf»whind 
Stebbing, who died in Northampton, Dec. 14, 1G71, aged 77, where also 
his son, John, died 1678, a^i'd GO. 

John Stebbins married Abigail Rartlett. Therr de<cendnnts were mi- 
merous, as appears by the records of births, marriages and dea!h«| in 
Northampton. Yet not one of the descendants of John are now living in 
Northampton. He had nine children. Several of his hons went to Deer- 
field in the early settlement of that town, and !K)me of their descendants 
now reside there. One of JohnV sons wsis captuted by the Indians, at 
Deerfield with his wife, but he nmde his escape before reaching Canada, and 
is supposed to have afterwards settled in Belcliertown. Rowland Stebbing 
may be considered as the ancestor of \\\\ of th<? name now in America, how- 
ever they may vary the speliin«r. as ^»tiben, Stibhen, Steeben, Stubbing, 
Stebbing, or as now gtmerally written, Stebbins. Thomas, the eldest son of 
Rowhiiid Stebbing, remained in Springfield and married a daughter of I>ea- 
con Samuel Wright, who removed to Northampton and there died in his 
chair suddenly. His descendants now own a beautiful knoll, adjoining ibe 
cemeter}', called Stebbin's Hill, which is in possession of the heirs of the 
late Noah Wright. 

This memoir reconls the descendants of the third son of Thomas; this 
third son was named Joseph, being the first of the name in this memoir. 
He was born October 2]tli. lf)*V2, married Sarah, the daughter of Antho- 
ny Donalston, and died in Springfield, October 15th, 1728, aged 76. 

The next lineal descendant of the first Joseph was named Joseph, being 
the second of the name in the pedigree, bom October 4th, 1G74; mar- 
ried Reliecca, the daujzhter of Isaac Colton, and was drowned while croM- 
ing the Connecticut River, in the year 1721, aged 47 years. They also 
had a son named Joseph, being the third of the name in this pedigree* 
bom September 23, 1705; married Mary Stebbins, the sister of Cap!. 
Thomas Stebbins. This third Joseph died March 8lh, 1793. aged 88, and 
his wife, Maiy, died January 0th, 1803, aged 88. They had two sons, 
Joseph and Gad, and one daughter, who married Ariel Collins of Spring- 

Joseph, the 4th of the name in this pedigree, was bom March 27th, 
1737, married Eunice, the daughter of Charles Brewer, of Wilbraham,a 
man of intelligence and noted for his intelU^ctual acquirements. 

This 4th Joseph died April Tith, 1819, aged 82, and his wife, Enniee, 

died Nov. 22nd, 1818, aged 78. The last mentioned Joseph and Eonieet 

bad three sons and three daughters, of whom two sons and two daughlerSi 

1851.] Hknufir of the Stehbim Fandfy. 78 

ris : Daniel, Festas, Eunice, and Lois, who, on the 23rd day of August, 
1847, were convened at the h9use of the eldest brother in Northampton ; 
al which time, their united ages amounted to three hundred and three 
jears, ten months and eleven days ; a solemn and interesting meeting, and 
then walking over the same grounds possessed by their ancestor and his 
ton, John, more than one hundred and ninety years before. But the earth 
remains, the homestead in other hands. Tlie moss-grown well remains, 
and although the privilege of drawing the water and drinking from the 
ancient oaken bucket could not be gratified, yet imagination could sup- 
ply the defect. 

Festus Stebbins, one of the four, died June 21st, 1850 ; but the eldest 
brother and the two sisters are yet living ; the two sisters, widows, reside 
ki Brooklyn, L. I., (New York.) Eunice married William Marshall, Jr., 
of Boston, for her first husband. Their children were William S. Mar- 
fhalL, who resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, grocer ; John B. Marshall resides 
in LowelL Mass., dealer in flour, and Joseph II. Marshall, Jeweller, in the 
dty of New York. Their mother became the second wife of the late 
Rc^r Adams. There were no children by this marriage. Lois, the 
other sister, married Pliny Brewer, of Springfield, who removed to N. Y., 
engaged in navigation. Their children were Joseph S. Brewer, who re- 
lidea in Brooklyn, book-keeper ; their daughter, Mary Loisa, married 
Henry Barstow, of Brooklyn, merchant, and Frances S. Brewer married 
Caleb Barstow, of Brooklyn, merchant. They had three sons, viz : Henry 
0., who married Angelina Hull, and resides in Mobile, Ala., commission 
■erchant ; Greorge and Charles also reside in Mobile — George engaged 
in the shipping business, and Charles, merchant 

The children of the fourth Joseph Stebbins and his wife, Eunice, were 
Diantel, born April 2d, 1766, now resident in Northampton, Mass. ; Festus, 
bom March 5th, 1768, and died June 2l8t, 18«'>0,aged 82 years, .S months, 
and IG days — disease, apoplexy ; Eunice, bom January 14th, 177 6, now 
resides in Brooklyn, N. Y., widow of the late Roger Adams ; Lois, born 
March 3 1st, 1777, resides in Brooklyn, N. Y., widow of the late Pliny 
Brewer. These brothers and sisters had another family gathering in 
Springfield, Oct. 9th, 1849, at which time their united ages amounted to 
Il2 years, 3 months, and 15 days ; since which time, Festus, one of the 
iMxrthers, has deceased. 

There was another daughter of the 4th Joseph and Eunice Stebbins, 
who died in infancy. Another son by the name of Quartus Stebbins, born 
ia Springfield, Nov. 5th, 1772, married Eunice, the daughter of Nathaniel 
Barty of Longmeadow, removed to Brecksville, Ohio, and there died of 
the prevailing fever, Sept. 24th, 1827, aged 54. 

Before leaving New England he was honored with a Colonel's Commis- 
ikm, the highest military promotion by any of the name of Stebbins, in 
New England. Others of the name have been members of the State 
Legislature, and Magistrates, and only two of the name sustaining the 
ofioe of Judge of any court. The Stebbins family have generally oooa- 
pied the middle stition of active and useful life in society, and perhaps 
haTe been as useful, as if moving in the more elevated circles ; a few have 
been promoted to places of honor and trudt, and sustained a well-earned 
reputation in their respective stations. 

One of the name has been County Treasurer thirty-five years in soc- 
eessioo, by annual popular election, from the first division of the old 
County of Hampshire, in 1811 — '12, and, in consequence of sickness, 
resigned. Some of the name of Stebbins have been successful in 
itile parsoits, others in the medical professioDi or branches - of 


74 Memoir of tke StMitu FamOff. [Jaa; 

menhaniam ; bot generally Uiey Lave composed that class of citizens who 
enltivale the earth. 

Col. C^'iartus Stebbins died in Brecksville, Ohio, hot his wife relumed 
and died in Springfield. They had several children, three of whon, 
Wm. £<lgar, aged 25, Loren, 19, and Caroline, lij, have decreased ; then 
are four sons now living, viz : Augustus Q. Stebbin.4, mercltant in N. Y.; 
Henry and Daniel, farmers in Hrpcks(ville, and Francis, a meclianic in 
Cleveland, Ohio. This year (1850) Ileury Stebbins, with others, has 
gone to California. 

Festu.-; Stebbins, the second son of the fourth Jo«eph, married Franceti 
the daughter of Joel and Eunice Dickin:K)n. of Amherst. They had sev- 
eral children, now livin*;, viz: Joseph, bom July 10, ldU<), a farmer; The- 
odore, born Dec. 9, 1812, merchant; Mary, bom April 17, 1807, married 
Charles Steams; Joel Dickinson, bora July ?A)^ 1809, merchant, N. Y.; 
James, born July 17, 1811, a farmer; Charles, bom Sept. 3, I8l3, mer- 
chant, in New Orleans, La. ; Maria, born Maix*h 27, l8l8, married John 
B. Stebbins, merchant, Springfield; William, born May 14, 1820; jewd- 
lor, N. Y. ; Richard, born May IG, 1K24, physician in Springfield. 

The following children of Festus Stebbins have deceased, viz : Edwia 
Stebbins, jeweller, N. Y., who married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
and Mary Kichardsof N. Y. Edwin died February 14, 1845, aged 40; 
his remains and those of an only daughter are deposited in Springfield 
cemetery. Edwin had accumulated a large estate in New York. Lewis, 
another son of Festus Stebbins, was drowned in Hartford, while bathings 
aged 18 ; his remains are also de|x>8ited in Springfield cemetery, also 
Sophia, who died Deo. 10, 1841, aged 19 ; and Festus Stebbins, the father 
of the above, died June 21('t, 1850, of apoplexy, aged 82 years, 3 months 
and 10 days ; of whose decease the SpringAeld paper remarks: ** AnOld 
Man gone. The death of Mr. Festus Stebbins, one of our oldest men — 
a Patriarch of the Town — was much respected as a man and a citizen ; 
his death is the breaking of one more of the few links that bind the 
Springfield of the present to the Springfield of the past.*' 

Gad Stebbins, the second son of the third Joseph and Mary, was bom 
1748, had a collegiate education, studied and practised the healing art, 
married Sarah, the daughter of Samuel Buckminster, of Brookfield, who 
died in the old French War. Dr. Gad Stebbins was a decided patriot,— * 
established a large Factory for making saltpetre to be used in manufactur- 
ing gun-powder during the war of the Revolution, lie died at the age 
of 68, and his wife died at the age of 55 ; she was an only child, and by 
her maternal line of descent, connected with the Wolcotts ; their children 
were Harriet, Deborah W., Charles, George, Sarah B. 

Harriet is a professed Teacher of Youth, Deborali W. married Rev. 
Ira Ingram, and resides in Lyons, N. Y. ; Charles, a skilful painter, re* 
sides in Birmingham, Ohio ; George, a clergyman, in Sterling, Illinois; 
Sarah B. married Matthew C. Bates, of Milledgi^ville, Georgia ; Samuel 
B. Stebbins, the eldest son of Dr. Gad Stebbins, was a farmer, and died 
February 1, 1847, aged Ca 

Thomas, the eldest son of Rowland Stebbins, my own family ancestor, 
had five sons, viz : Samuel, Thonia:<, Joseph, Edward, and Benjamin. 

Of the descendants of John, the second son of Rowland Stebbins, Abi- 
gail, the daughter of John and Abigail, of Nortiiampton, married Jedediah 
Strong, who had children settled in Coventry, Ct., whom she set out to 
▼isit, Oct. U), 1710, and while passing South Iladley Falls, she fell from 
her horse, and died tlio next day. 

John Stebbins, jr., went to Deerfield, there lived and died. By hia lail 

1851.] Memoir of the SUhbine Fandfy. 75 

Will, dated July, 1723, bequests were made to three sons and two dnngh- 
ters, then in Canada, provided thej should return and reside in New 
England. There is no account of their return. They were made prison- 
ers hy the Frt^nch and Indians, Feb. 14, [29th] 1704, with Rev. John 
Williams and others, when Deerfield was destroyed, at which time Samuel 
Stebbins was aged 16, Joseph 13, and Eben 10. Several years aAer the 
capture, a gentleman from Montreal travelling the interior of (*anada, 
found a French girl who said she was grand-daughter of Thankful Steb- 
bins. Thankful was one of the children captured at Deerfield. Inquiry 
ia now being made by friends residing in Montreal, whether among mixeil 
breeds of the French or Indians any of the name of Stebbins, or approxi- 
mating to it in sound, can be discovered. 

In the year 167^, during King Phillip's War, there were many of the 
inhabitants of Northampton murdered ; also some before and niter that 
war. At one time the Indians attempted to bum a house and the people 
in the house, in the lower part of Northampton, and by flaming arrows 
had set it on fire ; — one Thomas Stebbins being within the hou:>e, wrap- 
ping a feather bed about his body, ventured out, drew water from the well, 
and extinguished the flames. 

It appears by the Town Records of Longmeadow, that Rowland Steb- 
bins was considered the ancestor of all of the name ; that his whole tam- 
ilj settled in Springfield, with the early settlers ; that Thomas, his eldest 
ion, bad five sons ; that two of them settled in Longmeadow ; that one of 
them married Eunice, daughter of Rev. Stofyhen Williams, D.D., that 
they had a son Stephen W. Stebbins, educated at Yale College, setlled in 
the ministry at Stratford and West Haven, where he died in IS'iS, at an 
adYanced age ; a man of amiable temper, conciliating manners and supe- 
rior Pulpit talents. His Alma Mater had honored him with the title of 
Doctor of Divinity. He had a son named William, a reputable citizen 
«f New Haven. In the year 1667 [1677] one Stockwoll,* with 24 oth- 
ers, was captured by the Indians at Deerfield, among whom was one of 
John Stebbins^ grand-sons, and his wife ; this son made his escape at 
Tachuset Hills. 

There are several families of the name of Stebbins residing in the 
town of Belchertown and vicinity, one of the name of Stebbins being 
imong the Pioneers to settle tliat town. 

It will be seen by the preceding pages that Rowland Stebbing and 
fiunily arrived in America in 1634, that he was bom in England in 1594, 
that he died in Northampton, December 14th, 1671, aged 77. The fol- 
lowing [persons] died in Springfield : 

Thoma!<, the eldest son, the great, great, great grand -father of the writer, 
died in Springfield, Sept. 25, 1 683, aged 63. 

1st Joseph, the third son of Thomas, died Oct. 15, 1728, "^ 76. 

Sd Joseph, a son of the first Joseph, died (drowned) 1721, ** 47. 

Kd Joseph, a son of 2d Joseph, he was grand-father 

of the writer, died, March 8, 1793, ** 88. 

bia wife, Mary, died, Jan. 9, 1803, « 88. 

1th Joseph, the eldest son of the 3d Joseph, died, April 18, 1819, << 82. 
bu wife, Eunice, died, Nov. 22, 1818, "^ 78. 

Xhese two last were the parents of the writer. 

The Railroad having been laid across and over the andentborial-groand 
ID Springfield, which had been used as a depository of the dead from the 

e In oar Tolnaie of ** Narrsvties of Indian Captiittvefl," is one of SUKkweH 


76 Msmair of the SiMins Family. [Jan. 

firitt settlement of (lie town, A.D. 1686, and had been so crowded by graves 
and overgrown with treoit and shrubbery, that ihe town hod ordered the re- 
mains and monuments to be removed to the new cemetery, provided for 
that and other sepuU'hral purposes. The exhumation and removal com- 
menced in the spring of 1848. Some persons chose to remove the relief 
of their friends to the towns of their respective residence. 

The remains of an adopted daughter of mine were removed to North- 
ampton cemetery, also of Spencer Judd, her husband, and their son. 

1818, June 10th, the writer of this memoir, attended the exhumation of 
his parents and grand-parents ; the 3d Joseph of this memoir, who had 
been buried 55 years, and his grand-mother had been buried 45 years, 
whose coffins were in a middling state of prcser%'ation ; the coffins made 
of pine, the age of the grand-father designated by brass naiks; the heads 
of the nails uf>parcnt1y gilded : the coffin lid of the grand-mother had a 
metal plate with name, age, and time of decease. 

The coffin of the father and mother, less perfect, though inhumed only 
about half so long, in the same kind of earth, — a sandy loam — side by 
side ; the wood composing the coffins not of pine. 

All the large bones firm — some portions of the sepulchral dress well 
preserved, especially a dress wig with curls, also the coffin trimmings. 

By comparing the coffins of these and others, as to the difference be 
tween pine and other materials, an opinion was formed, that a coffin made 
of IJ inch white pine, with a steep roof, might last a century. 

The most ancient remains exhumed were those of the wife of Eliinr 
Holyoke, daughter of William Pynchon, the leader of the Springfield 
colony, 1G3G. She died Oct 26, 1657 and her remains wereexhamed ia 
1848, having been in the ground 191 years. There were probably others, 
who deceased at an earlier date, and without grave-stones to designate the 
spot of interment. But she, being a distinguished woman, daughter of 
William Pynchon, sister to Col. John Pynchon, might be the occasion of a 
monumental stone, which described her as the '^ Very paragon of her sex." 
Her husband, Eieazer [Klizur] Holyoke, sustained a conspicuous station 
with CV>1. John Pynchon in the purchase and settlement of Northampton. 

While digging over the old burying-ground in Springfield it was found 
that the roots of willows, elders, &c., had penetrated decayed coffins. 
Such was the condition of exhuming the remains of Major Adre, at the 
head of whose grave, some sympathising lady had planted a sprig of Wil- 
low, which, at the time of exhumation, had grown to the size of a tree, 
and the roots had penetrated and sought nourishment from the head and 
body. A grave was dug in Northampton cemetery, near an Elm tree« 
and being opened afterwards to remove the remains to a distant town or 
city, the whole body was found enveloped by a fibrous coat of roots like a 
matting. Such an effect of trees near graves, needs no comment. 

Daniel, the eldest son of the 4th Joseph, married for his first wife 
Oarissa, the daughter of Jeremiah Snow, of Springfield. She died in 
Northampton, Feb. 26, 1820, aged 53 — without issue. 1821, Feb. 
12, he again married Elizabeth Gerrish Long, the widow of Charles Long, 
of Newburyport. Her maiden name was Knapp, daughter of Enoch ml 
Rachel Knapp. Her father was last at sea, vessel and cargo, and his 
widow married Robert Long, the father of Charles Long ; Charles Loag 
bomNovembcr 5, 1788, married Elizabeth G. Knapp — they had two 
children, viz: Elizabeth and Charles. Elizabeth Long was bom Dec 22, 
1813 ; she married J. Stebbins Lathrop, grand-son of late Rev. Jos. 
Lathrop,of West Springfield, October 28, 1838— they had a daughter 
named Elizabeth Stebbins Lathrop, bom July 19, 1841. 

1851.] Memoir of the StdKAne Ibnnfy. 77 

Chatles Long, son of Charies and Elizabeth Om born Ang. 13, 1815, 
died in Northampton of the measles, April 9, 1883. aged 17. His father, 
Cbarleis Long, 6mA in Newburyport, January 2d, 1816, aged 27. 

Samuel Long, the father of £tobert Long, married an English lady by 
the name of Msiry Eunice Jennings, who was from London, where her 
relatives died, and were said to be possessed of great wealth, to which 
Mary £. Jenilings was sole heir. Samuel Long and his wife, Mary E., 
had one son named Robert Long; this son married Ruth, the daughter of 
the Hon. Phiili[js White, for his first wife: she died Dec. 4th, 1810, aged 
54 — their i:s9ue was a son named Charles Long, born Nov. 5, 1788. 

Ro)>ert Long, after the decease of his first wile, Rutli, married Rachel, 
the widow of CapU Enoch Knnpp, tlie father of Elizabeth G., who became 
the wife of ChaiieM Long, son of Robert and Ruth Long, Nov. 28, 1811. 
Charles Long died January 2, 1816, aged 27, and his father, Robert Long, 
died Dec. 16. 1812, aged 63. 

Rowland Stubbing, havin;^ died in Northampton, Dec. 14, 1671, no 
Mone was erected at his grave to designate the exact spot of interment. 
But the spot has l)ecn accidentally discovered the present year, as sup* 
ported, (Sept. 21, 18<)0,) having been unknown 179 years. As the writer 
could not or did not discover the spot in the year 1840, he has caused a 
granite cf:notaph to be erected in the family square, No. 1, in the adjoining 
new cemetery, commemorative of " Rowland Stebbins [the emigrant] 
Ancestor of the name, who died in Northampton, Dec. 14, 1671 aged 77. 

The Armorial liearings of Stebbing (London, and Wisset, Co. Suffolk.) 
Quarterly, or and gu. ; on a bend Sa. five bezants. — Crest, A lion's 
bend erased ar. 

The following was received from the College of arms, London, June 5, 
18 40, for which I am indebted to J. E. Esq., an English gentleman resi* 
dent in Northampton : 

*' Dear Sir, — In reply to yours of May 4th, and in behalf of Charles 
IToung, E<<]., Gent, I have to inform you, that search has been made in 
the recordrt of this place, for pedigrees of the Stebbing family, and the 
family api»ear only in the visitation of the county of Suffolk. In the 
year 1664 a pedigree was recorded of the name, with Arm?, (80 years 
after the family arrived in America.) But there is no mention of any 
member of the family having gone to America. Nor does the name of 
Kowhind occur. To this pedi<;ree, we have in our miscellaneous collec- 
tion of (ledigrees, very large additions, and brought down to a comparative- 
ly modem period. But its antiquity is not great, being only in the 
sixteenth century. Copies of the^e may be had on payment of the cus- 
tomary fees. 

I have the honor to remain, Sir, your most obedient Servant, 

William CouTuorB, Rouge Croix. 

Rowland Stebbing was a man of property and education, and probably 
chief of the name, and Representative of the family in Essex, England. 

The following; is the substance of the last Will and Testament of Row- 
land Stebbins, dated tlie first day of the first month, 1669 : 

^ Know all men by these presents, that I Rowland Stebbins of North- 
^ampton in Hampshire, in the Colony of Massachusetts: having my per* 
^ feet memory, through the goodness of GOD, though very weak and sick 
^ in boily, Wayting for my great Change, wch I desire the Lord in meroy 
" to fit me for. 

** Do make and ordayne this to be my last Will and Testament 

'^ I Pr. I committ my Soule to GOD, that made it, and to the Lord Jesas 

78 Memoir of tho SiMim Famify. [Jul 

'^ Chriat thnt re<1eemed it, by his most precioiifl .Blood: and do hope it 
'^sHhII be united to him forever, and my body to be in a comely and dtH*ient 
^ manner bierced, hoping at the Great Day of the Resureetion, the Lord 
^ Jesus will clinn<re this vile bofly, and fashion it like to his Glorious Body 
^ and so shall be forever with the Lord. 

Also I do make my belove<i son John Stebbins to be my full and sole 
executor wliicli I hope will be faithful in all thin^ committed to his tmit 
— Also my Will and desire is, that all my Just debts and funeral expenses 
be paid & satl>fied. And as concerning my Outward and worldly Estate, 
that the Lord in his mercy hath given unto me I dispose of in manner, Ac» 

Certain sums in money were given to the seven children of his eldest 
son Thomas, and to the Nine Children of his son John. 

It appears by the inventory and appraisal of his Real and personal es- 
tate, which was ample, that after payin^r all debts bequests, and incidental 
expenses, he ordered that the rest and residue, should be equally divided 
between his sons, Thomas and John. 

He reqiie:<ted that his much Honored Friend Capt. John Pynchon and 
his belovt'd Brother Robert Bartlett, would be the overseers of his Last 
Will and Testament, and lluit his son John should keep the Will. 

Signed Sc Sealed the tirst day of the first month. Anno D. M. 1669. 
[8i;?ne(l] Rowland Stbbbims, SenV. 

Attest, William Jeanes, Tuomas Hanchet, PersV. 

{^To be continued.'] 


A<< tho workmen cnj^agcnl in r(*pairing tho Old South Church were removing 
0OD1C bricks in the tower of that edifiee, on Mondav moininp, it became ne ccsw ry 
to take out a fl.U stone over the pla-c in tlio wall through which the connectiif 
rorl of tlio hands of the north dial of the clock passe^l. This stone proved to do 
a finely-chiselled ;zravc stoni*, hearing the name of Joshua Scot toe, who died in 1C98. 

How thi^ srone came to be in so singular a place, and at such an elevation, is un- 
known. Only the etlie of it was visible in the wall. It was in the tower, back of 
the north diij, somo fifty feet fiom the ground. — Atl<u, OcL, 1850. 

In our previous;es much of into<'est has been given about Joshua Scottow. 
He was an active and well known character in N. England in bis day, though not 
10 fiopiilar a? many others who deserved less. We have seen a mmute joomal 
kept by him during an expedition in the Indian Wart, with which wo hope by 
and by to treat our readeni. 

There were two stones found at the same time, both bearing inscriptions, as 
follows : 






20 lG9i Y*^ 3 169S) 

Boston, June 9th, 1 746. By Order of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in 
the Town of Bo^tton, 

Wherois tlu;re appears a growing Negligence of duly observing and keeping 
tho IjynVn Day, the Ju.Hticos m the Town of Boston have agreed to walk andot^ 
serve the Behaviour of the People of said Town of Boston on said day ; and they 
jodge it proper to give this piiblick Notice thereof, and all persons nrofiining tM 
Lord's Day. by walking, standing in the streets, or any other way nreaking the 
Iyiw.<4 mvlefor ihe due Olnervation of the I^nl's Day, may e.xpx*t the Execution 
of the Law u|ion them, for all Disorders of this kind.— The Jiotlon Weekly Newi* 
Letter J VlJunc, 1740. 

1851.] Vamwn Family. 79 



[Commanicated by Isaac Childs, Esq., inefiil)cr of tho New England Historic- 

Geneaogical Society.*] 

Samuel Vabnux, married Sarah Langton and rcmoyed from a town 
called Dracutt (in Wales, as supposed,) and settled in Ipswich in the 
oonntj of Essex. He brouglit with him two sons and a daughter. The 
sons, who were Samuel and Abraham, settled at Ipswich, wliere ul^-o was 
bom one son named Thomas. Said Samuel removed to Chelmsford, on 
Merimac river, where the Howard's lived, that place being garrisoned on 
account of the Indians. He had purchased land on the North side of the 
river, then called Dracut, in Chelmsford, where he pastured cattle. One 
morning while crossing in a boat with his two 8ons and daughter to milk 
the cows, with a guard of soldiers, they were fired upon by Indians in 
ambush, as the boat struck the shore, and the two sons at the oars were 
killed, one of whom fell back into his sister*s lap as she sat behind him. 
The soldiers were so much alarmed as not to fire till called on by the 
father, who fired, the oarsmen being both dead. They were buried in 
Howard*8 field near the river. The Indians fled ; but whether injured or 
not by their fire, could not be ascertained.^ 

After a time, peace was made with the Indians, and he settled on his 
land in Dracut, being the first settler in that place. About that time a 
Colbum family settled near him, luid soon after another son was bom to 
him, on the North side of the river, above riaverhill, where the Indians 
came in and assisted the mother, (there being no white person near) and 
had dressed the child in their manner with wampum, calling it their white 
pappoose, and white king, dancing and singing round with it in their anns, 

■ and pLiying on Jews-haq>s, on the bank of the river, when the father, (who 

■ had been for assistance) retumed. 

Another son was afterward bom to him, named Joseph. 
The three sons settled near each other on these lands, where they were 
cflen alarmed by the Indians ; and as war frequently broke out, they built 
a block house, bullet proof, in which all assembled at night to sleep ; and, 
as a further precaution, guns were fixed with lines attached to them in 
^ry direction, so that none could approach the house without striking a 
Jine, and firing a gun ; which precaution proved fatal to a poor horjse, who 
<^me near one night, and was killed. H(» was heard to stmggle and groan 
^y the inmates of the house, who supposed an Indian had been killed ; but 
'Jo one ventured out till light next morning. 

Thomas, the elder of three remaining sons, married a Jcwett, of 
*I>swich, had two sons and four daughters. The eldest son, Samuel, 
5**arried a Goodhue, of Dracut, had one son and four daughters, but died 
*^ the prime of life. The son died soon after, a young man. 

Thomas, the second son, who lived with his father, married Sarah 
5- ohuni, and died in about a year, leaving one son named Thomas, who 
^^herited his father's estate, married Mary Atkins, and had ^\q sons and 

* The accoont appears to have been ilraim up by a member of the Vamum fnmilj, 
^* it wns M^cd " Elkakor Varnum.*' — Editor. 

+ No place of the name Dracut appcani in nny of the nnmcroun pflKOtocrp uhirh 
^e have con-abed, cither in Enplnnd or Wales. Of the name Drayrvt there nre no 
^^ss than »/»«, all, however, in En^rland. — Editor. 

X This flfTnir happened, according to BuUard, Jttdian Wan^p. 84, " about the 18th of 
March, 1676."— Editor. 


m Kumi/m Famili,. [Jw. 

fuur duugliteri, nntl died in 1S05, ugetl 67 yinra. Miir]- ili<?il 1^18. nged 
6G. Tlieec cUitclrt^D till lived on llie loud tliut was ori};iiutll; Ihi^ grcai 
gmnil&t tiler's. 

Julin Viu-nura, the first wbite cbild bum in Onu-ul, mnrried Dolly 
PrcscoU, of Uroton, luul four sane und tlircu duu^titei>, nud dii.'*! m the 
4Utli year of bis a^. Tlie mm wpre nanll^d Jolin. Atiniluun, Jtmas, uinl 
James. Juhn aud Abroliam evttled ul DracuU Jouas, in Peppurell, nitit 
JanieH, tn CJieeter; all hud fuiuilies. Julin, wJicn 21 yeun uf ugc. vent 
Willi Captain Lcivtrwcll [in 17'2^] on snow shoi-s lu fij|;ht tlit.- Indians, rurrjiic 
llicir jirovii^iuiis on thi^ir hnvkn. Towiird Wiuipsokul [WiiiiupidsiogeiiJ 
Puiid Uiey caiuo on Ibc Indhin trail. During tbeir niarch Uiu^ discuvcrcd 
a buar in Ui^ dun in a liolluiv Iri't;, wbidi, by help uf tluur dugti, they killed 
III! itiuld ucit be got out whi^re he went in, liaving become eo fat durtug 
hi« wintui-'s n'sidenco. They noun liud a lire, ruuted luid feasted uo liii 
flesh, — a very liuiely supjily, aa their [irovisiotw were nearly cxliua»ted. 
Continuing the'u luareb they «uon i-auie to the oltove named inind, when 
they loiit the tnu^k, there being nu snow on the ice. There appt-nred to 
follow ibe Indians a larf{e flock of ravt-ns, lighting on, aud hovering over 
tbe li-oes on an isbind of the |>aui], indicating thiiiri<ituatiuii,whidi was also 
considered ominous of the deslnitliou of their cnemic«. 

The parly woon after following lla-Be ravens, found themselvr* wilhin 
hearing of the Indians, who were hunting benvers aud other game ; and 
having bad a *' (nvat hunt" that day, Capt. Lovewell thought best lo halt, 
aud wail till the Indians, from eating beariily at aupiier, i^bonld eJeep 
soundly. They built no fire^ and t<Hjk the precaution [o tic up tlie moulhi 
of the dogs and keep them close, so as lo surprise the enemy at ntidnigbt. 
They nilufked ibem ui camp while axleep about one o'clock, killing eight 
and wuuiiding one ; nnolber in altcmpiing lo run away, was overtaken by 
the dog? and dixiHilched i $o that all were destroyed, nine men wtd a boy. 

Tbe buy was anneil with n lancet on a pole, w was su|)po6i-d lo drive 
and tormi-ni priwners. It wa.* thoiight ibew Indians were going lo 
Clioeheeho, now Dover, to destroy a few rnmilies settled llnrc. 'I'brj 
scidpt^ the Indian*, and left them twid for the ravens.* Lovewell luid bit 
men then inarched to (he settlement last named, thence to Andovi-r, when: 
they were eulerlnincd at Joseph Piukrr's, where John Vnmnm first «« 
Phicbc I'arki'r, whom he anerwurd." married, and by her hail a family of 
thirteen children. John Vanium died suddenly. on the 26tbor Julv, 178G, 
Bgeil tiO years and 9 monlbs, on<] I'hn^bi', bis wifi% died January 31, 1786, 
being in the 74th 3-ear of her uge. Their first four ehihlren wrrc dan^ 
l4:rs; Phtebe m. Benjamin Poor; Lydia, to. Jneob Tyler; Susan, in. 
Ebenexer I'oor ; Hannah m. Benjamin Slevrna, nil ot Andoviu*. 

John, the first son, was a lieutenant in the " old French war," 1 
of a fever uf Cmwn Point, in 17GI), in bis 22d ye^r. 

l)olly, m. Peter Cidbuni, of Dracut, had one t^on and died soan t 
The oilicrs died yonng. 

Parker, Ilie second son, m. Ilorciis Brown, of Tcwkeslinry, ■ 
with bis parents on the same land tlutt descended from hi? great g 

Dorcaa bore bim fifteen children, and died April 20, lKfM>, 1 

None of the children are now living. lie then m. Abith C 
Aodover. He is now, (Peb. 17, IR13) 71 years old. 

lames, third von, ni. Prudence lllldretli, of Dment. who died soon il 

• Stt " Tea Book or Tna Indiaiis." Dook iii. Chap 

1851.] Vamum Family. 81 

iMTing one daughter.* He lived seventeen years as a widower, then m. 
Sleanor Briges, of Andover, by whom he had two children ; one died 
joungy the other is now living. Their mother died Feb. 22, 1801, in the 
4M year of her age. He then m. the widow Martha Adams, of Greenfield. 

Siud James was five years in the Revolutionary war, four of which he 
as Captain, and afterward qa CoL of Militia. 

Peter, the fourth son, died about 5 years old. 

Jonas m. Polly Parker, grand-daughter of the late Rev. Thomas 
Ler, who was the first minister settled in Dracut. Jonas has three 
and one daughter now living, Feb. 17, 1813. 

Now, to return to Joseph, fiflh son of Samuel, the original settler of 
Dncut. Joseph was wounded by the Indians, a ball passing through his 
abdomen, by which he lost a portion of his milt or call, but lived neverthe- 
lew to be old. He had three sons, Joseph. Samuel, and John, who all 
Milled in Dracut. Joseph m. a Goodhue, and lived with his father ; he 
liad two sons and one daughter when his wife died, and he m. Abiah 
Mitchell, of Haverhill. By her he had two sons, Bradley and Joseph. 
His wife dying, he then m. widow Bowers. The father was Col. of horse, 
ind his sons were Majors. 

[From the Lowell Daily Joarnal, of Dec. 8, 1832.] 


I^ed, at his residence in Dracut, on Sunday the 2d inst., Col. James 
Yumum, aged 85 years. 

Col. Varnum, was born Sept. 18, 1747. The early part of his life was 
WpUki in his father's family, in the business of farming ; by his own exer- 
tkMi (for at that time there was very little opportunity to acquire an educa- 
tion) he succeeded in getting a tolerable good common school education, 
which, added to his never-tiring perseverance, enabled him to support his 
£^ity in all the various situations of life, which he was called upon to filL 
In the 28th year of his age, 1775, when the alarm was first given at Lex- 
a^on, he volunteered his services and marched to that place, pursued the 
enemy to Cambridge, where he remained a few weeks, and then joined 
the Continental army, lie was soon af)er appointed a lieutenant and 
lemained in the army till the year 1780, when the Commander-in-Chief 
gsre him leave to retire with an honorable discharge. His commission 
Ms signed by John Hancock. In 177G he was appointed a Captain in 
the regiment commanded by Col. Michael Jackson, .lohn Brooks, late 
Governor of Massachusetts, Lieut. Colonel ; he served in that regiment 
till 1780. His commission of Captain was signed by George Washington. 

He was in the battle of Bunker Hill, the battle of White Plains, at 
Saratoga when Burgoyne surrendered, and at the battles of Monmouth 
and Trenton. It was near the latter place where he was engaged in one of 
Ifae most daring and dangerous expeditions achieved during the Revolu- 
liooary war. I give the particulars as nearly as my memory serves me in 
his own words, as he has frequently related them : 

" A Captain with thirty men was detached to remove the plank 

and stringers of a bridge and throw them into the river, to prevent the 
firitish army, then rapidly approaching the town, from crossing the river 

by that bridge. Captain refused to perform the duty, saying that 

it was impossible to do it without all being lost, as the British were then 
on the march, and in sight, on a hill about three miles distant. Col. Var- 
num volunteered his services to attempt to perform it, provided he could 

* Prodence, who married Benjamin Gale, Esq. See Begieler Vci. It. p. S9S. 

6S Inhahitantt of Sprinijfield. [Jan. 

be allowed his full company of men, 64 in number. The officer who wu 
sent with the order observed to bim that thirty men are better than tnore 
to be cut Co pieces ; i^aid he, * I have it from Wushington's own mouth.' 
Under all tlicse diiteou raging and dangerous circumalanccs, he with tidtij 
men set out on the expedition, not however, till he bad got the most solemn 
aeaunLnce of all his men thai they would stand or full with him. Arrived at 
the bridge, they commenced their work, and performed it with such despfllch, 
diat wbcn the Brithih cavalry arrived in sight on the opposite shore, they 
were engaged in throwing olF the last stringer. Tliey, however, SDCceeded 
in removing il, turned iheir backs upon the enemy, end made (he best of 
their way bock to the American army, under a shower of bolls from Iho 
cavalry, without the loss of but one soldier, who by nccideot fell into the 
river and was drowned." 

On leaving the army. Col. Vanium returned lo his native place, and 
continued on his farm until he was called upon to a»>>ist in quelling that do- 
mestic insurrection, known by (he name of" Shay's llebellion." Heat that 
time commanded a company in the Militia of the Commonwenllb, which he 
marched to the principal scene of the insurrection. As soon a!< tranquiUty 
was restored, he again returned to private life, in which be has continued 
tin the time of his death, engaged in his favorite employment on his rurm, 
and enjoying in hiH manhood and old age the fruits of his youthful labors. 
He was firmly attached to the Conntilnlion of the United Slates, and cou- 
sidered that instrument tu the noble offspring of our Revolutionary eirug- 
gle. In private life Col. Vtunum was an offcciionale ond indulgent parent, 
a kind husband, a valuable citizen, and a friend lo good order, tnoralily, 
and religion. Few men, perhaps, can be found who possess so many 
virtues as he did. lie was the pattern of industry, economy, and temper- 
ance ; and by a strict regard lo these virtues, he whs permitted to enjoy 
the use of his limbs and mental faculties, almost perfectly, to the last mo- 
ment of his existence. 

Mr. Drake: Amherst, Sept. 19. 1850. 

My Dear Sir — I have one or two corrections for the list of Nnrihamp- 
lon, Hatfield, and Ilodley people, who took Oath of Allegiance Feb. 8, 
1678-1). published in the January 1850 No. of Register. 

Isl. The heading, "More Freeman," is a misnomer ;for,as the list is print- 
ed, no freemen follow. I thought I sent with these lists the following:* 
" At the New Towne nt Norwotnck, March 2C, 1601. 
These persons whose Names follow bcinge inhabitants of the Faid New 
Towne quallifietl according to Law lo he mnde freemen of this Coromon- 
Wealih louke the freeman's oath before Capt. John Pynchon ond Elizur 
Holyoke who are impowered by ihe Gen" Co"* lo give the eoid Oath 
according to Law. 

Mr. John Webster Andrew Bacon Tlioma* Coleman 

Mr. .lohn Russell Thomas Wella KolK-rt Boltwood 

Nathaniel Ward John Ilubbni-d Samuel Gardner *_ 

Wm. Mnrkham Nathaniel Dickinson Peter Tilton" M 

Thomas Dickenson Philip Smith ^ 


IiAdbitcmt$ of Springfield. 


Had the above been published, the heading would have been, in part^ 

2d. P. 26, 4th line, 3d column, Tho. Bratje should be Bracye. 

3d. P. 26, Among Northampton names, insert Joseph Jeanes after Mr. 
William Jeanes ; also, Thomas Ftentch between Jno. and Saml. Frentch. 
making the number of Northampton men 126 instead of 124. 


At the Second Sessions of the General Court, held at Boston, in New 
£n«r1and, October 2, 1678. 

Whereas it hath pleased his most excellent Majestie our Gracious King 
bj his Letters Apr. 27. 1678. to signify his Royal Pleasure that the 
Authority of this his Colony of M&^sachusetts in New England, do give 
forth orders that the Oath of Allegiance as it is by Law established w***in 
his Kingdome of England be administered to & taken by al his Subjects 
w'^in this Colony, who are of years to take an oath. 

In obedience hereunto and as a demonstration of their Loyalty The 
members of that said generall Court did readily take the oath of Allegi- 
ance and by their example and authority did require and command that 

the same oath should be given to and taken by al his Majestie's 

w'^n this Jurisdiction, that are of sixteen years of age and upwards. 
And to this end the said Genl Court did order the reading of coppys of 
the said oath of Allegiance exactly agreeing with the copy of it enclosed 
in his majesties * * * & signed by the Secretary of State, to the 
magistratical power of the respective towns and did further order that the 
Justices or those commissionated w^ magistratical power in cache Countye 
should order the convening of the Inhabitants of the respective Townes 
of the age above-said & to take names & administer the oath of Allegi- 
ance to each of them & to take care for their enrollm* w*** ye Records of the 
County Courts. 

Accordingly Majo"" Jn* Pynchon did ord"" the Convening of and admin- 
istered the Oath of Allegiance to the Inhabitants of the Townes hereafter 
expressed or enroled. 

Springfield Dec 31. 1678 ( The Inhabitants of the Towne of Spring- 
Jan 1. 1678. ( 6eld who took the Oath of Allegiance. 
Edward Stebbein Robert Ashley Sam" Marshfield 

Quartm"" George Col ton Thomas Mirricke 

Mr Pelatiah Glover 
Mr John Holyoke 
Mr Daniel Denton 
Benjamin Parsons Sen. 
Jonathan Burt 
Rolkind Thomas 
Lieut Tho Stebbein 
Serg* Miles Morgan 
Henry Chapin 
John Lamb 
"William Branch 
John Clarke Sen' 
Japhet Cliapin 
Nathaniel Burt 
Reice Bodurtha 
Thomas Day 
8amuel Ely 
Nathaniel Richard 
Jn* Steward 
James Warrener 

Anthony Dorchester 
Thomas Colton 
Increase Sikes 
Victory Sikes 
Nathaniel Sikes 
James Sikes 
John Riley 
Jn** Bagg 

Obadiah Miller Sen' 
Jon* Barber Sen' 
Jn* Barber Jun' 
Charles Ferrey 
Samuel Terrey Sen' 
Willia Brooke 
Jn* Matthews 
Abel Wright 
Samuel Blisse 
Thomas Stebbein 
Joseph Stebbein 

John Dumbleton 
Luke Hitchcocke 
Henry Rogers 
Benjamin Leonard 
Abel Leonard 
Josiah Leonard 
Samuel Glover 
Samuel Jones 
Ebenezer Jones 
Thomas Miller 
Isaac Cakebread 
Jn" Warner 
Nathan" Blisse 
Thomas Hunter 
Thomas Brisenton 
Isaac Gleson 
Joseph Bodurtha 
John Pierce 
David Throw 


Burying- Ground, St. Johnt, N. B. 


Jn Hitchcock 
Sam" Blidse Senio' 
Jonalha Taylor Sen' 
Jn" Blisse 
John St^ot 
John llarman 
John Petty 
Jonathan Aahlej 
JosKph A»h]uy 
John Dorcheiiler 
Junes Dorc heater 
Thomas Cooper 
Edward Foster 
Jo^tph Leonard 
Isaac Collon 
Epliraim Colton 
Jn° liodnriha 
Sam" Bodurlhn 
Nathaniel Mun 
James Mun 
Heory Gilbert 
fiam" Bliase Turti' 
John tlitwkes 

Benja. Siebbeln 
SHTOuel BliS:!e Jun' 
Elbkim Cooley 
Obodiiih Cooley 
Danifil Coolty 
BenJLimin Cooley 
Joseph Cooley 
John Norton 
Joniitlinn Bub 
Samuel Bab 
Francis Pepiier 
Nietiolan Bust 
Duvid Liinibard 
Janiea Taylor 
Jonuilia Tujlor Jun' 
Samuel Taylor 
Jnriatlian Morgan 
David Moi'gan 
Isaue Morgan 
Jon" Merrieke 
Tlio^ Dity Jun' 
Jon" Miller 
Benja Knowlton 
I trujt that the almve will be acceptable. 

Youra sincerely, LticiPS Manliits Boltwood. 

Sam" Terry Jun' 
Jo^ius Miller 
Philip Muttoon 
Thomas Jones 
•lonaiha Burt Jun' 
John Burt 
Thomas Gilbert 
Benja Parsons Jr 
Benjamin H in ton 
Herbert Furgeion 
Thomns Lamb 
Dan" Beam on 
Joseph Wright 
Jn" Clarke Jun' 
Jn" Mun 
Jn" Pope 
Jonallm Bush 
Biclianl ■VVwtc 
Obodiah Miller Jun' 
Lezarus Miller 
James SlevcmoQ 
Jii- Ferrey 
John Ansel 


Sacred to the Memory of SIit-vso!* Jarvis, Esq., lat« of this Hly, of 
Bt. John, who wa-t horn at Norwalk, in the Klate of Connecticut (in the 
United Slates of America) then under the British Government, on the 
11th of O^rtobcr, 1742.0. S., and died in this city, on the Tlh day of 
October, 1H2.J, in the 83d year of his age. 

He was a'non^ the number of the loyalists, who at the close of the 
troubles in their native country, left it »nd came to this province, at that 
Ume a wilderncMs. 

In the doctrine of iJio Established Protestant Episcopal Church he was 
educated, and in the same he continued until his death. In his life he 
was esteemed and respected, and he died justly lamented. As an afiee- 
tionale husband, a sincere friend, and a kind and tender parent. — Copitd 
from the Tomb Stout, 1U46. 

" In the Parish of Oekley, Co. Surry, are five famous families of yeo- 
men, named Beert/itd, Slcer, Harp, llethor, and Aslon. Of the first of 
wltom. who have a aenl here, and aj-e said to liave held it from before the 
Conquest, thia story is told : When the Heralds made their vinitation into 
these parts (as wa^ usual in all countries in the days of our fiirefathen) 
one of the family of Eversbeda was urged to take a coat of arms, to make 
him and his posterity gentlemen ; but he refused, «tying he knew no dif- 
ference between gentlemen and yeomen, but that the latter were the belter 
men ; for ho thought that they only were really genllenten who bad 
preserved their patrimonial estates longest in the same places, wilboul 
waste or diasipalion." — Magna Britannia, V. 388. 

1851.] JRnt SetOeri of BotJ^ter^ Mm. 86 



ICommanicmted by Datid Hamblen, Esq., Member of the New England Histork 

Genealogical Soctetj.| 

John Ann able, and wife Elisuibeth ; children, Ephraim b. Oct Si, 
1744 ; Samuel b. June 4, 1749. 

Stephen Andrews and wife Bethia ; children. Bethia b. May 26, 
1699; Stephen b. July 5, 1701 ; Mary b. Sept. 24, 1703 ; Benjamin b. 
Jan. 24, 170i-5 ; Hannah b. June 30, 1707 ; Deborah b. Oct. 8, 1710 ; 
Etizabeth b. March 31, 1713. 

Stephen Andrews, Jr., and wife Charity ; children, Stephen b. June 
20, 1729 ; Thomas b. Dec 22, 1730. 

Samuel Arnold and wife Elizabeth ; children, Samuel b. March 14, 
1713 ; Josiah b. March 24, 1715 ; Sarah b. June 23, 1717 ; John b. Jan. 

16, 1719 ; Seth b. April 21, 1721. 

Joseph Ashlet and wife Elizabeth ; children, Thomas b. Feb. 21, 
1704-5 ; Jethero b. Jan. 1 1, 1706-7 ; William b. Dec, 12, 1708 ; EHza- 
beth, b. Jan. 4, 1710-11 ; Mary b. March 12, 1718-19. 

Shubal Barlow and wife Barshuay ; children, Mary b. August 15, 
1712 ; Experience b. June 21, 1714 ; Rose b. April 17, 1722. 

Aaron Barlow and wife Bulah ; children, Elizabeth b. Aug. 22, 
1684; Mary b. Mai-ch 30, 1688; Shubal b. May 13, 1691 ; Nathan b. 
July 1, 1697. 

John Benson and wife Elizabeth ; children, Maryb. March 10, 1688; 
Sarah b. July 15, 1690 ; Ebenezer b. March 16, 1693 ; John b. June 10, 
1696 ; Joseph and Benjamin, twins, b. March 16, 1697 ; Bennett b. Sept 
10, 1698; Martha b. March 5, 1703; Joshua and Cideb, twins, b. Jan. 
29, 1704 ; Samuel b. March 22, 1706. 

John Blackmer and wife Mary ; children, Nathaniel b. July 3, 1712; 
Elizabeth b. March 12, 1713-14; Susannah b. July 8, 1716; John b. 
March 21, 1717-18 ; Mary b. March 8, 1719-20. 

Caleb Black well and wife Bethyah ; children, John b. March 21, 
1717-18 ; Mary b. June 13, 1720 ; Bethia b. Dec 21, 1722. 

Samuel Bowles, Jr., and wife Lydia ; children, .Benjamin b. Nov. 
29, 1715 ; Deborah b. October 16, 1717 ; Johannah b. June 28, 1719 ; d. 
April 9, 1725 ; Deliverance b. Mny 16, 1722 ; Lydia b. March 8, 1723-4; 
Samuel b. Sept 12, 1725 ; Johannah b. June 12, 1727 ; David b. Feb. 
27, 1729 ; Ruth b. Feb. 20, 1731-2. 

Joseph Bowles and wife Mar}' ; children, TVllliam b. Nov. 12, J715 ; 
^bigul b. July 4, 1718 ; Rosea b. April 23, 1720 ; Lemuel b. April 18, 
a 729. 

Edward Buhpas and wife Martha ; children, Daniel b.May 1, 1719 ; 
^Rachel b. April 20, 1720 ; Salathiel b. May 31, 1722 ; Jomima b. Mardr 

17, 1723-4 ; Edward b. March 2, 1726 ; James b. Dec 20, 1727 ; Elenw 
Ik May 8, 1729 ; Lois b. October 6, 1731 ; Jedaiah b. Nov. 25, 1732. 

Jonathan Bumpas m. Mary Haskins July 24, 1718; Jerusha b.Mav 
1, 1719 ; Jonathan b. March 21, 1721 ; Noah b. March 27, 1724 ; Zeraiah 
1). April 6. 1727. 

John Bumpas, Sen. ; children, Sarah b. Sept 16, 1685 ; Edward 

V. September 16, 1688 ; Jeremiah b. August 24, 1692. 

Experience Bumpas ; child, Sarah b. March 25, 1708. 

John Bumpas, Jr., and wife Hannah ; Ghildreo, Jonathan b. Sept 15, 

86 Firit SttUtr» of liochegter, Matt. [Jan. 

1695 ; John b. July 17, 169S ; Sarah b. Hay 12, 1701 ; Mory b. May 7, 
1704 ; Hannah b. May 2, 1707 ; Samuel b. Augtist 28, 1709. 

IciiOiJUii liujiPAS wiii wife Siirtth; children, Rachel b. June 9, 1719. 

Joseph Bdrg. Jr. and wife Thankful; children, Thankful h. March 
16, 1729-30; Joaephb Man-h 8, I734-5i Mary b. March 3, 1731-2. 

Thom*8 Child ra. Bechiah Wescott, August 29, 1727. 

Jamgs Ulaghorne and wife Experience ; ehildrcn, Lemuel b. June 
10, 1713; Mary b. April 12, 1715. 

JosEiU'V Cowing and wife Sarah ; children, Zenas b. Dec. 20, 1729. 

Ramitel Cuoeeb, of Barnstable, m. Judith L'-aveit, April 12, 1719. 

GcoROB Dansporth m. Mary Cotton ; children, John b. March 2, 
1717-18; Elizabeth b. Sept. 8. 1719. 

KicnoLAs Datis and wife Mary ; children, Nathan b. Jan. 28, 1716 
-IG; Elizabeth b. Jan. 20, 1718-19. 

Robert Davis and wife Mary ; children, Joseph b. April 8, 17i7; 
Benjamin b. Feb. 22, 1728-9 ; Benajah b. June 27, 17^14. 

Nicholas Davis and wife Ruth; children, Timotbv b. April 9, 
1730 ; Nicholas b. May 10, 1732 ; Abraham b. Feb. I.'l736 ; Mary b. 
July 30. 1742: James b. May 11, 1744. 

JOSEPH DOTT; children. Joseph k March 31, 1G83; Deborah hi 
March 31. 1685 ; John b. March 1, 1688 ; Marcy b. Jan. 12, 1691 ; Fish 
b. Jan. 18, 1G96 ; Mary b. July 28, 1C99. 

Thp.opiiilab Doti and wife Rulh ; children, Ebenezer b, October 7, 
1697 ; Ruth b. March 1, 1C98-9 ; Deborah b. July 29, 1702 ; Lydia b. 
August 19. I70'4; Elizabeth b. ScpL 3, 1706; Caleb b. March 13, 1709; 
Phebu b. June 11, 1711. 

Edwabd Ddtv and wife Mary ; children, Tliomas b. October 35. 
1727 ; Edward b. August 25, 1729. 

JoKL Ellis or ^^le3 and wife Mary; children. William b. Dec 
4, 1717 ; Elizabeth b. Dec 14, 1719 ; Dorithy b. Sept. 2. 1722 ; Jod b. 
Nov. 14. 1724 ; Mary b. March 7, 1726-7 ; Peace b. Feb. l.i, 1729-30. 

CHiLLiBOSWORxn FoaTBK, of Harwich, ro. Marcy Winslow, October 
10, 1730 : John Gens m. Penelope White, Feb. 28. 1726-7. 

Sti^phen Griffith and wife Hannah ; children. Stephen K March 20, 
1720-1; Nathaniel b. Feb. 28, 1722-3; Elnalhan b. Feb. 9. 1724-5. 

Joseph Griffith and wife Anne ; children. Deborah b. Oct. 26, 1715 ; 

Ebenezer Haublen; children Ilopestill b. April 23, 1726. 

Samukl Uamhond and wife Mary; children, Ilen,jninin b. Dee. 18. 
16R2; Selh b. Feb. 13, 1683; Koainian b. May 8, 1684; Samuel b. 
Mareh 8, 1685 ; Thomas b. Sept. 16, IC87 ; Jedidah b. Sept. 19. 1690; 
Josiah b. SepL 15, 1 692 ; Bamibns b. Jan. 30. 1 694-5 ; Merinb b. Jim. 
27, 1697-8; John b. October 4, 1701; Jcdcdiah b. Sept 30. 1703. 

Jo[i:« Haskinb and wife Ruth; children, Mary b. Oct. 31, 169S; 
Samuel b. June 6. 1701. 

Arthur Hathaway and wife Maria; children, Salalhael b. May I. 
1719; Lorubomerb. Dee. G, 1721. 

Abraham Hicks and wife; ciiildren, Martha b. April 14, 1737: 
Henry b. March 15, 1728-9. 

Jabkzk HiLt.ER and wife Elizabeth; children. Mary b. Nov. 25, 1704; 
Beth b Dec 20. 1705 ; Elizabeth b. Sept. 6. 1711. 

JosiAii Holmes and wife Hannah; children. Hazeodiah b> Dec. 8, 

Ebf.vezf.r Holmes and wife Hannah; children, John b. Aufrust 
19, 1717; Barnabas b. May 5, 1719; Ebenezer b. Sept. 3, 1720; Seth 
b. Dec. 22. 1721 ; Relwckah b. March 8, 1722; Lydia b. Feb. 22, 17i4i 
Hunob b. Dec. 17, 1727. 

1851.] JVrK Sdatr$ ^ ItaeknUr, jUm$. 87 

JoiTATHAX HuHTER m. Hopestill Hamblen, Nov. 27, 1729. 

RoBEBT JoMES and wife Mary ; children, Marcy b. April 15, 1725. 

Experience Johnson and wife Marcy Hamblen, m. April 18, 1728 ; 
William b. Angust 26, 1729 ; Thomas b. Not. 18, 1783. 

TuoMAS Landers and wife Deborah ; children, Deborah b. Dec 4, 
1702; Jane b. March 18, 1704. 

Joseph Leavett and wife Juder; children, Joanna b. Nov. 28, 1711 ; 
Jacob b. Jan. 24, 1713-14 ; Joseph b. Jan. 27, 1715-16. 

Jeremiah Leavett and wife Sale ; children, Jeremiah b. May 5, 

Constant Merrick and wife Sarah ; children, William b. April 22, 
1728 ; Nathaniel b. May 22, 1730 ; Sarah b. Sept. SO, 1732 ; Constant 
b. Feb. 21, 1784. 

Allen Marshall and wife Hannah; children, Rebecca Feb. 15, 
1725-6 ; John b. July 2, 1728 ; Jean b. Dec. 5, 1730 ; Sarah b. April 
23, 1733 ; Allen b. Nov. 26, 1736. 

John Prince and wife Elizabeth ; children, Elizabeth b July 5, 1716 ; 
Elizabeth b. October 13, 1717 ; wife EUzabeth d. October 22, 1717. 

John Randel and wife ; children, John b. May 6, 1C77 ; Patience b* 
Jan. 13, 1679 ; Thomas b. Jan. 25, 1681 ; Mercy b. Jan. 20, 1683 ; Wil- 
liam b. Feb. 6, 1685 ; Job b. March 3, 1688 ; Judee b. April 29, 1690 ; 
Lazearras b. Dec 25, 1691. 

William Retmond and wife Deborah ; children, William b. Feb. 7, 
1711-12 ; Benjamin b. Dec. 11, 1714; Daniel b. March 28, 1717. 

William Raymond and wife Tabitha ; children, Paul b. Sept 1 1, 1718 ; 
Mary b. March 12, 1720-1; Edward b. June 13, 1724; Deborah b. 
March 28, 1727 ; Lemuel b. Nov. 11, 1729 ; Elnathan b. Nov. 5, 1731. 

James Robinson and wife Patience; childrtn, Samuel b. Nov. 1, 
1715 ; Thomas b. April 20, 1718 ; Dorothy b. March 10, 1722-3. 

John Ross and wife Sarah; children, Sarah b. Jan. 3, 1731-2; 

Samuel Savlrt and wife; children, Judee b. Jan. 10, 1679—80; 
Susannah b. May 19, 1690 ; Samuel b. Nov. 16, 1695. 

John Shkrman and wife Sara; children, Sara b. August 15,1714; 
Jeane b. October 2, 1716 ; Ales b. July 29, 1719 ; John, b. July 27, 1721 ; 
Bethyah b. Jan. 26, 1724; William b. Jan. 11, 1726 ; Kezia b. October 
28, 1728 ; Samuel b. Jan. 2, 1730-31. 

Timothy Stuyens and wife Marj'; children, Mary b. Jan. 26, 1718; 
Betheah b. Dec 1, 1719; Sara b. Feb. 25, 1721-2; Isaac b. March 4, 
1723-4 ; Elizabeth b. Nov. 13, 1726. 

Joseph Stewart and wife Patience ; children, Samuel b. Aug. 19, 
X729 ; John b. Oct. 19, 1732 ; Seth b. Feb. 23, 1736. 

Daniel Stewart and wife Patience ; children, Marcy b. Jan. 11, 1727 ; 
b Dec 18, 1728 ; Susannah b. Jan. 21, 1730-1 ; Hannah b. Feb. 
X 5, 1733. 

James Stewart and wife Hannah ; children, Elener b. Jan. 21, 1730, 
— 1; Sara b. October 24, 1732; Elizabeth b. Jan. 1,1735; James b. 
^eb. 1, 1737 ; Hanner b. Jan. 11, 1740 ; Mary b. March 15, 1742 ; 
iTiankful b. June 17, 1745 ; Anne b. April 18, 1749. 

Joshua Snow and wife Bashaba ; children, James b. Sept. 30, 1727 ; 
Joshua b. Sept 27, 1729 ; Mercy b. Nov. 26, 1731. 

John Sumrrs and wife Rose; children, Elizabeth b. April 15, 1721. 

Thomas Thomas and wife Martha ; children, Lidiah b. April 26, 1705 ; 
Itath b. August 12, 1706 ; Hannah b. July 28, 1708. 

Thomas Turner and wife Hannah; children, Sara b. August 6, 1711 ; 
Elizabeth b. Jan. 12, 1714; Thomas b. July 6, 1715; Prince b. Dec 11, 

88 Fint Settln-t of Rochester, Mass. [Jan. 

171C; Asa b. August 17, 1720, d. Nov. 5, 1720; Content b. May 21, 
1722 1 Lelles b. April 18, 1725. 

William Waitt and wife Elizabeth; diildrcn, Eliiabclb b. Feb. 4, 
1696 ; Ruth b. Sept 29, 1699 ; Williftm b. July 29, 1701 ; Samuel b. 
April 1&, 1704; Abigail b. Sept- 26, 1707. 

John Wats and nife Elizabeth ; cliildren, Elizabeth b. Way 1, 17J8, 

Jkudeal Whitb and wife ; children. Nathaniel b. Jan. 6. 17:^2. 

Samuel White m. Elizabeth Ashley, March H, 1733. 

Samdel White, Sen. wife b. March 13, 1646; children, John b, Aug. 
24, 1669; Samuel b. July 22, 1671; Elizabeth b. March 4, 1673; Mala- 
tiah b. Feb. 14, 1676; Judee b. April 30, 1676;nilikiah b. April S, 
1682; Penelope b. March 12,1687; William b. June 6, 1690. 

John White, Jr. and wife Marcy; children, William b. April 16, 1721; 
Thomas b. Sept. 10, 1722; Ebenezer b. Sept. 26, 1724; Malaliah b. 
March 30, 1727 ; Joseph b, Jan. 23, 1731-2; Mary b. Auguat 12, 1733. 

John Wing and wife; children, Stephen b, Sept. 5, 1684; Joseph b, 
Dec. 23, 1686; Deborah b. October 16, 16B8; John b. March 1, 1689; 
Hannah b. Jan. 10, 1691 ; Daniel b. Feb. 8, 1693 ; Deborah U Feb. 23, 
1695; Desire b. Feb. 3, 1699; Samuel b. Nov. 12, 1704. 

Edward Winslow he was b. Jan. 30, 1681 ; children, Edward b. 

Nov. 6, 1703 ; Mehitable b. May 6, 1705 ; Sarah b. 17 

Leidia b. Sept. 8, 1709 ; Mercy b, Sept. 1, 1712 ; Thankful b. April 2. 

Sahrel Winslow and wife Mary; children, Mearcy b. Aug. IS. 
1705 ; Elizabeth b. Jan. 29, 1706-7 ; Anne b. Feb. 13, 1708-9 ; Thomas 
b. June 7, 171 1 ; Kenelm b. Feb. 20, 1712 ; Judefltb b. July 8, 1716. 

Peter Wooi>er and wife Elizabeth ; child, Hosea b. Dec 26, 1718. 

Oammander of the Provincial Expedition aijaintt Lowsbaryh, to Gt>r- 

emor Benning Westivohth, of Neto Hampshire. 

[CoramanicBled for the Register by HoK. C. E. PorTBB, of Mancbeater, N. H,] 
To His Excellency Benning Wenlworth, Esq., &i. p' Capt. Fletcher's 

prize via Boston. 

April 10th 1745 A: Copy by y' Brig". 
May it plea'te your Escellency : 

Your several favors of 15th, 19lh, 20th, Sc 21st inaU 1 received and 
observe the Contents. Your recommendation of the Gentlemen mentioned 
therein, will be sufficient t« entitle them to any favors in my power. We 
are waiting here for favorable Winds ic Weather to proceed to C^ie 
Briton. The Troops that are here are In general in good Health. Some of 
our Vesiiels that have the warlike stores on board, are not yet arrived 
here. I have heard that they are in Country harbor, I have eeut Vessels 
to convey them here. The wind has been Easterly for sometime ic con- 
tinues so, & if by reaHon of the Wind we should be detiuned here, provi- 
Mons &. necessaries of Life may be wanted both in the Fleet k. Array, 
which hope the several Governments will have thoughts of, which if in 
reason we are Bupplied with & can have some Men of War to strengthen 
our Naval Force. I hope, by the Blessing of God, that people who desire 
to Distress and Destroy our Country will be subdued. I sincerely wish 
y* Excellency Health and prosperity and am with Due Respect y' Excel- 
lencys Most obed' & affee' H Serv'. WM. PEPPERRELL. 

On board the Shirley Galley Canso April 10, 1745. 
Hia Excellency B. Wentworth, Esq. 


AnMar iiMS^IriMM. 


1700 — 


[Commiuicaled by Mr. W. B. Trask, of Dorcbuter.] 

[Cwttinned from Vol IV^ ]»«• SSa] 


Mary y* 



of Bulph 

Of Arnn & 

ukd Annft 

Mary Bird 


Aged 11 




Died Derembe' , 

y' 16 1715 

r 24 1714 

Heri- Lyea v" Body of 


M" Johantiah TreHcott 


Wife of M' Joseph 

Of Prwerved 

TiWHrti Ap«l iS 

an 1 Susanna 

Team Die.1 M..n-h y* IS* 



14 weeks 

Died OcMb 

Here Lyesy" 

j' 16 1714 

Body of Gforpe 

T* wn of James 

Elizabeth the 

& Miriam Bird 

Wife of Hop'Biill 

Aged 20 Yeara 

Hunfray Bom 

& G Months 

June y" 26* 1660 

Died July v- 

Dyed October 

23* 1716 

the 2.1 1714 

Hannah y* 

Here Lye. y* 

Dftu<thier of 

Bodyof Sai»h 

Joshim & 

Wife of 

Mary Punity 

Desire Clap 

Aje.1 15 

Aeed 63 yt-an 

W.-aks Died 

Died January 


4* 1715 

11 1716 

[Sir. Deaire Clap, wn of "Capt. 

Boger," waa bom Oct. 17, 1652. 


Here Lyea y* Body of 

married Miu Sarah Pond ; they 



one son and three daughters. 


Who Died Jlan-b 

tecond wife wna Mra. Deborah Sn 


The SI" 1717 in y" 

of Boston. He died Dec., 1717 


47 year of bio age. 

the 66* year of hi. ago.] 

Mnrcy y' D.iiisblcr of 

Here Lyes y* Body 

St-niuel am) llHiinxti 

Of Joaepb Leedes 

To|.|iff Afr-d 8 

Aged about 77 

Weeks & 1' Died 

Died JannaiT 

April 9* 1717. 

» 171t 


Dorchester Inscriptions. 

[Jan. 1, 

lames Cox y' 

Here Lyes Buried 


Son uf John 

Y* Body ot Thomas 

k TabithH Cor 

Til est on Deceased 

Age.1 4 Yeare 

Seiiteinber y' 

& 4 moiillis 

11 Day 1718 

Die<l JHiiuary 

Aged abuut 

24 I71i 

8a Year*. 

Here Lyts Entr'd 
y' Body of 

Ebenezcr Williames 

Here Lyes j' 

Body of Hopes'" 
Y* *on of J jMHth" 

■jg Elizabeth 

Aged Cn Years 

Hall Diedy- 

Died F.;bniary 

13 of Nouember 

8 171| 

1718 hi y 

I'J"- Year of 

here Lyes buried the 

Hi* Age. 

body oF dtacon 

John bUike aged 

Malh^w Brown 

eixly oiti years 

Diifn-r To Jolm, 

died .l.« ^.-ond 

& Mary Brown 

duy oF march 

Died December 


YM 1718 

Aged 8 Mo..-^ 

Here Lyes y' 

& 4 DV 

Body of Benj' 

[This is an exact copy — i 

is not. 

Lcedd A;!«d 

however, the _^r*( "daugbter 


80 Ytar* Who 

ew '• on record. See Note page *8. 

D«;t^Hse<l y* 

Vol. HI of the Reg Will of Thoma* 

IS* of March 



Her* Lye-y" 

Here Lyes v' Body of 

Body of Uuth 

Mary Williams 

Hall y Wife 

Wife to Ni.;ho!aa 

Of Samuel Hall 

WilliFim* Aned 

Died December 

ftl Yearn Died 

y* 13* 1718 

March y- 17 1718 

In V* 37« Year 

Of Her Age. 

Here Lvea y' Body 

of Mury Wife 

Here Lye^ y' 

To Jushua 

BiKly of Eliiab* 

Pumry tbe Daughter 

Corbe y' Wife 

Of D<:cnn John 

Of Lewis Corbe 

Blake Died y' 

Aged 4.5 Yearn 

19 of March 

Died Decemlier 

1718 Aged 

y-2\ 1718 

abovght 31 Years. 

Here Lye* Bvrie* 

Here Ljes Ent'rd 

Y* Hody of 

Y* Body of Mary 

Jonathan Hall 

Y- Widdow of 

Died De.-ember 

lames Robin<'on 

y 29 1718 

Dird Miir^h 1718 

In y* CO'" Year 

Aged 7:} Years. 

Of Hi* Age 



JhrAiaUr £uer^tioH$. 


Here Lyes 
Buried y* Body 

or Charles 

Aged 68 Yf an 

Deceased y* 
1 of February 

1719 or 20. 

Here Lies Buri** 

y Body of 

Thankful Bird 

y Widow of 

Thomas Bird 

Aged about 

77 Years 

Died April 

Y* 11 1719. 

was written by his pastor, Bev. John 

Here Lyes 
Y* Body of 
lames Trott 
Deceased y* 

27 of Sep* 

1719 Aged 

48 Yiars. 

Here Lyes y* 

Body of Ebenezer 

Blackroan y* son 

Of John Sc lane 

Black man Aged 19 

Years Died May 

27^ 1719 

Here Lies interred y*|i 

Boby of Elder Hopestill 

Clap who Daceaifed 

September 2* 1719 

Aged 72 Years 

His Dust Waits Till The lubile 

Shall Then Shine Brighter then y* 

Shall meet & joine (to Part no more) 
His Soul That's Glorif'y'd Before 
Castors & Churches Happy Be 
H^lh Ruling Elders Such As He 
*^resent Usefull Abftent Wanted 
Liu'd Desired Died Lamented. 

[He was a 8on of Capt. Rciger 
dap, bom Nov 6, 1647 — a very 
gracious man, endowed with a great 
Measure of meekness and patience, 
he studied and practiced those things 
Uiat make for peace, — was much 
honored and rei<pected by those that 
had a value for vital piety. He mar- 
^ied Miss Susanna Swift. They had 
2 son.s 4 daughters.] *^ He was often 
Selectman, — a representative of the 
town in the general court 15 years, 
— Deacon of the Church 17 Ruling 
Elder 1 years.** The above epitaph 

Here Lyeth 

Y« Body of 


Black man 


Bass Daughter 

To loseph 

& Elizabeth «— 

Died January 

\ • 20 Day 

1719 — 20 

lny» 10 

Week of 

Her Ajje. 

Jonathan Topliff 

Son to Ebenezf-r 

& Mary Topliff 

Ape 4 Years 

May )• 28 


(of Brijrhi Activity) 
Here Doih Lve. 

Here Lves v* Botly 

Of Thomas Tileston 

Y* Son of Thomas 

& Mary Ti lest on 

Died May >• 2d^ 

1720 iny« 

20^ vear of 

Hi* Aire. 

Here Lyes y* 

Body of Meriam 

Leads Widduw 

Of Joseph Leads 

Aged ahou^ht 78 

Years I)i*'d Aug*st 

y 23* 1720 


92 Dorchester 

Inscriptiont. [Jsn, 

Here Lyes y' Body 

Here Lyes Buried 

Of ElUalieih Tulmaa 

Y' Body of Hannah 


Willow of Thomas 

Ware y' Widdow 

T..!man A?«il 82 

Of Robert Ware 

Years Died Dec' 

Aged 84 Yeara 

U'" 1720. 

D.'i>aried thia Life 

Y- aO' D.iy of April 

Here Lvm y* 


Body of Caleb 

Tilwion Son 

Mary Humf'rey y* 

T.. Thoinaa & 

DuLishter of Samuel 

Mary T.Wlon 

And Elizabeth 


Died January 

Humfrey Died May 

Y' 2*17^0 — 1 

22 1721 


In y' 14 Week 

Of HU Agf. 

Of her Age. 

n.'re Lyes l«o Children 

Here Ly^* Buried 

Of Jolin & Mary Siiles 

Y' Body of M' Samuel 

Mary Stilea 

Fayran who Deceased 

Stiles Di«d 

Died January 

Y' 21- of N..ueraber 

January 9 

a"' 1721 



In la** Year 

In y" GO Year 

Aged 8 Years. 

Of Her Age 

Of HiH Age. 

H«re Lyes y' Body 

Here Lyes y* Body 

Of M' Moihew 

Of M- Kaihar-iel 

I'imer Who Died 

Bull Aged 51 

Jan' IS'' 1721 

Year-i Deceased 

III y* 55 Year 

Decemb- y" 10 

Of hi* Age. 


Jowph Siiles Ron 

Here Lve8 y" 

To John & Mary 

Body ol' Edward 

Siilca Ased 16 

Tayson Aged 27 

Y^ars Died 19 

Years Died y* 

Of January 

28 of January 



Here Lye* Buried 

Here Lyes y' Body 

Y'B.«iv of M' James 

Of Ebeneier Topliff. 

Baker AjH 61) Yeara 

Aged 3a years Wanting 

D«wa<f d y' 30 

10 Days Who Died 

Day of March 

Y- fl* of February 



Pre-eru.-d Capen 

Here Lyes Samuel 

Son ill Pre>eniL'd 

Brown Son to 

& Susanna Capen 

John &. Mary Urown 
Died February y* 

Di^d April v' 18^* 

Dav 1721 

20- 172* 
In y- 17* Year 

In y'lO"- Year 

Of Hi* A;;e. 

Of HIa Age. 



w \ [ 

^1.] Genealogical Items Itelatioe to Lynn, Mast. 

[Commanicated by Josepb B. Felt, of Boeton.) 

THKfollowinginuTiageB,birthl,anddHtbB,>rc Mken (roni the Eisex Coon Recordg, 
jw in the custody or ibo cilj clerk of SHlcm The Bubieqnenl»bbn!tialions arc used; 
. for married ; b. bom ; d. died ; to. wife ; aid. tor widow i rhn. children ; i. eon ; dr. 
inghwr; — something deficiunl. When dates are given from tfae comraeneement of 
le 11 mo. to as of 1 mo., ibe new stjle has becii adofitcd *a to the years. 

Allbn,Mr9., wid., dr. Sarah, d. Jan. 10, 16G5. 

Allei, lit- gh ; chn. Mary, b. Jan. G, 1G42 ; Jolm, b. Nov. 30, 1646 ; 
lartha. b. July 31. 1649 ; Sarah, b. April 15, IfiSl ; Hugli.b. May 15, 
G53; SolomoD, b. Aug. 2, I6.')6; Huniialt, b. Jun<! 1, Ititil ; Jacob, b, 
-epL 5, 1663. He d. Jan. 25, 1674. 

JIngfi. m. Rebecca Hood, Dec. 9, 1081 ; dm. : Solomon, b. Oct. 11, 
682 ; Jacob, b. Jan. 28, 1684. 

John, m. Joanna Fumiil Aig. 15, 1670; ehn. Sarah, b. April 15, 
671; Mary, b. April 25, 1673 ; Jolin, b. Jan. 1676; Hannah, b. Jan, 
% 1680. 

Andrews, John, d. May ).■), 1G62, his wid. Sarah, d. April 29, 1666. 

Afpleton, Sauuel, dr. Hannah, h. Nov. 1, 1084. 

Akchkr, Stkphkn. k. Sarah ; dr. Sarah, b. June 24, 1698. 

Armitaoe, Eleazer, m. Hannah Needham, Oct 18, 1669. 

Joseph, w. Jane, d. March 3, 1G77. He (1. June 27, 1680. 

Attwood, Philip, m. Sarah Tenny, of BraJrord, July 23, 1684. 

Axr, or Axey, James, d. June 7, 1G07. Frances, wid. d, OcL 13, 1670. 

Bakkr, Sxuuel, (I. Dec 16, 1066. 

Sdinard, m. Mary Mariiall. April 7, 1G83. 
, Ballard. John ; chn. Williani, b. Oi^t. 1, 1G07 ; Sarab, b. beginning 
(f July, 1669 ; Rebecca, b. April 1, 1071 ; Jane, b. Dec. 1, 1674 ; Pria- 
ilU, b. Dec. 20, 1680 ; William, b. Nov. 8, il. 25, 1683 ; Dorothy.b. Jan. 
10. 1685. 

JVaManiHm. Rebecca Ilulson, Dec. 16, 10G2 ; chn. Mary b. June 13, 
.666 ; Nathaniel, b. Dec. 4, 1670, d. Sept. 1.1, 1072 ; Susannah, b. June 
12, 1673 ; Elizabeth, b. Nov. 2, 1675 ; Hester, b. Feb. 14, 1678 ; Sarah, 
J. May 13, 1681, Jemiraah b. Jan. 20, 1084 
WiUiam ; dr. Rebecca, b. October 2, 1608. 

Bbancroft, Thomas, chn. Eleaaer, b. April 26, 1667 ; Mary, b. May 
18, 1070. 

John, m. Elizabeth Eaton. Sept. 24, 1678. 

Barber, William, m. Elizalieth Ruck, May 4, 1673; chn. EUzabelli, 
».Nov. 1, 1073, d. Feb. 15, 1G74; William b. Juuc 8, 1675. 

Bard, John. s. John, b. Jan. 29, 1678. 

Bartoll, William, dr. Suwinna, b. Jan. 25, 1G66. 
Bartriiv, William, w. Sarah; chn. Rebecca and Hester, h. April 3, 
1658, Sarah, b. Oct. 17. 16C0. 

Basset, William, chn. John. h. Nov. 1653; Mirriara, b. Sept. 1655; 
Harv, b. March. 1 657 ; Hannah, b. Feb. 25, 1 660 ; Samuel, b. March 18, 
1G64': Rachel, b. March 13. 16GG. 

WiUiam. Jr.. m. Sarah Hood, Ota. 25,167-".; chn. Sarah, b. Dec. 6, 
167G; WillUm, b. Nov. 1678; Mary, b. June 13, 1G80; John, b. SepL 
i, 1 682. 

Bates, Roberts, chn. John, d. March 5,1673; Rebecca, b. Aug, 29, 
167.3 ; Sarah, b. July 16. I C76. 

' Batton, John, b. John, b. Sept. 1, 1671. 


94 G-tneahgical Items Relative to Lynn, Mass. [Jan. 

Bealk, S&uuel, m. Patience Louill, March 28, 1682. 

William, m. Mary Hart, April 7, ItiBS. 

Beaks, Di!:borah, b. April 13, I G79. 

Bknnett, Ltdia, d. Sept. 2, 1C61. 

Blano. or Bi.ANEf, John, m. tlunnah King. July 11, 1C60 ; clin. John, 
b. May 5, 16fJl; Daniel, b. Aug. 3, 1GC4; Henry, b. Au^. 13,11166; 
Hannah, b. Not. II, 1667; Joseph, b. Ocl. 2. 167U; Elizabelh. b. Aug. 
17, 1G7:]. One of his natoB, m. Elizabeth Furchas, Nov. 1678. 

Blood, Richard, ehn. Surah, h. June, 1C48 ; Nathaniel, b. April, 
1650; Hannah, b. Manth, . 

James, w. Elizabeth ; she d. Dec. 1676. 

Blt, or Bligh, Samuel, in. Lois Ivery, Dec. 19, 1678 ; §. Theophilus, 
d. June 12, 1781. 

Booth, Gkorgf„ dr. Elizabeth, b. March 15, 1674. 

BoiND, William, m. Mary Haverlad, July 12, 1669. 

Bras, Thaddeus. cbn. Mary, b. Feb. 12, 1671; d. Ocl. 19. 1675: 
Eliiabeih. b. Aug. 16, 1673, A. Ocl. 26, 1675 ; Mary, b. Nov. 27, 1675. 
His w. Sarali, d. Dec. 13, 1675. 

Bkead, or BntsADB, Allen, sen., m. Elizabetli Knight, March 28, 1G56. 

^/ en, jr., chn. Joseph, b. Feb. 12, lf.5S; Allen, b. Aug. 30, 166(1, when 
bis nr. y/m Mary ; John, b. Jan. 18, 1663 ; Mary, b. Aug. 24, 1665 ; 
Eli*abeth, b. Nov. 1667 ; Samuel, b. Sept. 2-5, 166». His w. Mary, d. Nov. 
30, 1671. 

Allen. 3d. m. Elizabeth Ballard, May 22, 1684; s. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 
24. 1 685 

John, sen.,d. June 28, 1G78. 

Jol.ii, in. Sarah Hathome, Dec. 2H, 1663 ; chn. Sarali, b. Dec. 28. lGfi7: 
William, b. May 18. 1671; Ephraim, b. Dec. 16, 1672; Ebeuezer, b. 
April 1.5, 1676. His v. Sarah, d. Nov. 22, 1676. He lu. Sarali Hart, 
March 4, 1678. 

Josi-ph. dr. Mary, b. July 4, 1684. 

Timothy, m. Sarah Newall, March 3, 1680 ; s. Joseph, b. Oct 18, 1681. 

BitRWER, Christopher, dr. Abigail, b. Dec. 4, 1664. 

Crispitt, dr. Rebecca, b. Oct. 23, IGG7. 

Thomas, dr. Mary, b. Nov. 10. I G84. ■ 

Brier, Richard, d. Oct. 8, 16G5. 

Brinsdon, Robert, m. Bathsheba Richards, April 15, IG67. 

Brisco, Benjamin, w. Sarah ; dr. Sarah, b. July 18, 16G0. 

Brown, Thomas, w. Mary; chn. Mary, b. Feb. 10, 16.'i5,d. Slay 18, 
1C62; Sarah b. Sept. 20, 1667 d. Sept. 1, 1C58: Joseph, U Jan. IG, 
1659; Sarah, b. Oct 13, 1660, d. April 11, 1662; Maiy, b. Aug. 28, 
166G; Jonathan, d. Sept 12.1666; Jonalhiui,b. Jim. 24. 1G69; Eleji- 
Mr, b.Aug. 4, 1670; Ebenczer, April IS, 1672; Daniel, h. Nov, 29, 1673; 
Ann and Grace, b. Jan. 4, d.7, 1675 ; Daniel, b. Feb. 1, 1677. 

Tliomas, jr., m. Hannah Collins, Jan, 8, 1678 ; chn, Samuel, b. Dec 8, 
1678; Hannah, b. Dec. 5, 1680. 

Joseph, m. Sarah Joanes, Dec 22, 1680 ; s. Joseph, b. April 12, 1682. 

MuTy, m. Thomas Norwood, Aug. 24, 1685, 

BucELL, Esther, dr. Hannah, b. March lO. IGGG. 

BuRCKS. or BtRGia, Robert, w. Sarah, d Nov. 21,1669. Uem. Sank 
Hull, April 13, 1671. 

BuBNiTT, Thomas, m. Mary Peernon, Dec. 3, 166.3. 

Burrili., FiiAKCis, w. EUzabelh; chn. Elizjibeih, b. Dec 1, 1C55; 
James, b. Dec. 21. 1657; Joseph, b. Dec. 18, 1C50 ; Mary, b. May IG. 
1 Lydia, b. June 13, 1603 ; Hannah, b. March 19, 1665 ; Mary, b. 

1851.] Genealoijiaal Items Rdalive to Lynn, Mast. 95 

Feb. 7, d. 17. 1667 ; DL-borali, b. July 23, d. Aug. I6fi9 ; Mo^es. b. April 
12. 1G71; Heater, b. Jiin 15, 1674; Sarah, b. April 11, d. Dec. 12, 1670; 
Samui-l. b. and d. April 22, 1676. 

Gtorge, hid w. Mury, d. Aug. J6.53. 

JohH,m.Lo\s Ivory, May 10. 1056; din. JoLn, b. Nov. 18. ICSS; Sa- 
mh, b. Miy 16, 1661 ; Thomas, [?] b, Jan. 7, 1664 ; Anna, b. Sept 15, 1666 ; 
Tbwphilus, b. July 15, 1 669 ; Lois, b. Jun. 27, 1672 ; Sainuel, b. April 20, 
AMay 6, 1674! Mury, b. Feb. 18, 1677 [ Ebenuzer. b. Jiilv 13. 1679. 

JoKtt. Jr.. m. Miiry Slower, July 28, 1680 ; dr. Ilulh, b. May 17, 1682. 

BcRT, Hugh, Jr., dr. Mary, b. July 21, 1647. 

Bout, widow, d. Murcb 7, 1673. 

Calluu, Mackcm, w. M,inha ; elm. Ann, b. Aug. 25, l.'i59 ; John, b. 
Dec 17, 1661 ; Martha, b. June 18, 1670. 

Chadwki-l. BE\J4)ira. chn. Elizabeth, h. Nov. 26, lfiS7 ; Benjamio, 
b. March 5, 1669 ; Joseph, b. April 14. 1671 ; Jeremiali, b. Sept. % 1673 ; 
Samuel, b. Feb. 26, 1076 ; Mary, b. March 27, 1679. 

Jl/(»»M. B. of Thomas, b. April 10, 1037 ; in. Sarah Ivory, Feb. 1661; 
ehn. Tltomas, b. Dec 1 1. U^i ; Sarah, b. March 1 2, 1 6G8 ; Lois, li. Oct. 
3, 1670 : Moses b. Sept. 1 1, 1673, d. Sept. 29, 1670 ; Margaret, b. Sept. 
30, 1676 ; Anna, b. June 17, 1679 ; ElizaLeth, b. Dec. 18, 1681. 

Thoiiuu. his w. Margaret, d. Sept. 29. 1 638. 

CiiiLdON.orCHiLSTONE, John, m. S irah Jenks, July 28, 1667 : chn. Jo- 
seph, b. lauerendof Aug. 1670; Sarah, b. Aug. 4, 1673. 

Clark,*.m, chn. Lydia, b. Oei. 31, 1641 ; Hannah, b. Jan. 11, 
1644; Elizabeih, b. Ocl. 6, IBSti; Martha, b. April 15, 1655. d. Feb. 20, 
1662 ; John, b Jan. 2. 1659. 

WiUiam, m. Eleanor Dearnford, Aug. 23, 1669. 

•/uAa, m. Susanna Story, July IS, 1681; cbn. William, b. April 24, 
1682; Mary. b. Feb. 8, 168."i. 

CoATKS, RouKRT. cbn. Abigail, b. April 10, 1663. 

RobtTt,'iT.. B. Robert, b, Dec, 17, 1683. 

Joht. m. Mary Wilherdin, April 14, 1681 ; dr. Mary.b. Jan. 14, 1682. 
His w. Mary, d. June 18, 1662. 

CoBBETT, Samuel, dr. Margaret, b. Aug. 17, 1676, d. July 8, 1677. 

COLDtTM, Thomas, d. April 8, 1675. 

TAonwu. jr., d. March 18. 1C73. 

CoLLKNa. HEKKY.jr.. elm. Hunrv. b. Oct. 2, IG.iI ; Hannah, b. Feb. 
I, 1660 : John. b. Aug. 19, 1602 ; Sarah, b. Jan. % 1666; llebecca, b. 
June 9. 1668 ; Elenzer, b. Oct. 9, 167a. 

Htnrg, 3^ ra. Hannah Lampson, Jan. 3, 1682 ; m. Sarah Heira, June 
S*. 161*5. 

AA«, chn. Mary. b.Nov.2G, 1656. d. Feb. 27, 1657; John. b. Dec. 17, 
d27. 1657; SunmeUb. May 19. 1659; AbigaU, b. March 23, 1661. when 
his w. was Abigail ; John, b. Sept. 10. 1662 ; Joseph, b. June 6. 1664 ; 
Elizabeth, b. April 8. 166(} ; Benjamin, b. Sept. 19, 1667 ; Mary, b. Feb. 
SO, 1670; Daniel, b. March 3, 1671 ; Nathaniel, b. April 1,1672; Hannah, 
b. April 26. 1674 ; Sarah, b. Dee. 28. 1G7S. d. June 6, 1676 ; Loia, b. 
Hay 12, 1677 j Alice, b. April 30, 1678; William, b. June 28, 1679. 

Jo$tpk, chn. Sarah, b. Aug. 18, d. SepL 19, 1669 ; Joseph, !>. Sept. 16, 
1671; Henry, b. Nov. 23, 1072; Ann, b. Feb. 13. 1674 ; Dorothy, b. 
March 6. 1676; Sarah, b. Aug. 10. 1678; Hester b. Jan. 2, 1680. 

Benjamin, m. Priscilla Kiriland. Sept. 2J, 1673 ; dr. Susannah, b. Jnly 
9, 1674: William, b. Oct. 14, d. 26, 1676; his w. Priacitla, d. Oct. 28, 
1676 He m. wid. Elizabeth Putnam, Sept .5, 1677 ; chn. Priscilla, b. May 
2,1679; Elizabeth, b. Jan. 3, 1682 ; Beujumin, b. Dec, 5, 1684. 

96 Genealogical Iltms lielative to Lynn, Mats. [Jan. 

Sainv^ chn. Hannah, b. Oct. 22, 1082; Sarah, b. Ocl. 27, d. Dec 2, 

Jtfom'rum, Hr. Ilnnnah, b. Feb. 20, 1704. 

Djiiti.iN<:, George, e. Joseph, b. March, 1667. 

Pivis, John. m. Sanih Kirlland, Oct. 5, 1664 ; chn. Sarah, b. Nov. 10, 
1665,i Jan. 15, I6G6; Sarah, b. Feb. 5, d. Aug. 24. 16C7;Mar7, b. 
jQly*25. 1 608; Joseph, b. June 10, 1G72. d. July, 1673 ; John. b. Jnne. 
16,1674; Sarah, b, Feb. 1, 1676 ; Ebenezer.b. Oct. 2, 1678 ; BeDJamin, 
b. Sept. 27,1681. 

Samuel, m. Mary Meddowes, Jan. 11, 1666. 

Deacok, John, hi» w. Ahce, d. July 27, 1657 j he m. Elizabeth Pick- 
ering, Dec. 25, 1067. 

D18PAW, Hesuy, sen., d. Oct. 1676. 

ffenry. had a ckild b. in June, d. in July, 1 680. 

DiAn, John, chn. Jolin, b. May 16, 1678; Eiekiel, b. Dec. 25,1681; 
d. Jan. 10, 1632 ; he d. Ocl. 4, 1684. 

Downing, Mackuu, a Scot., m. Margaret Suleauan, June, ]6.'53; chn. 
Mary, b. Feb. 1655; Hannah, b. April 3, 16.17; Sarah, h. March 1, 
165^; Margaret.b. Jan. 15. 1661 i Priscilla, b. March 15,1662; Cathe- 
rine, b. Aug. 15, 1665; John, b. Nov. 20, 1667; Joanna, b. Feb. 26, 

Marallam, d. Oct. 1683. 

Drives, .Ioun, Wis w. Elizabeth, d. May 26, 1674 ; s. John, b. May 
23, d. 81, 1674; s. Eleazer, b. and d. Aug. 1660. 

Jiiebard, m. Sarah Salmon, Jan. 6, 1664. 

Robert, sen. d. April 3, 1680. 

Sobert, chn. Sarah, d. Feb. 5, 1667 ; Ruth, b. Oct. 4, 1667 ; a. SalmMi, 
b. Aug. 1, 1670 ; John, b. Dec. 2, 1673. 

DarHRR, Samuel, d. Nov. 30, 1676. 

DiTGOALi., Alister, w. Hannah, chn. James, b. Nov. 19, 1660 ; John, 
h. Oct. 9, 1663 ; Joseph, b. July 22, 16C8 ; Marv, b. April 0, 1671 ; Elii- 
abcth, b. Oct. 25, 1676; Allen, b. Sept 13,1679; d. Aug. 31, 1681; 
Samuel, b. Oct. 4, 1682. 

DiER, orDrEK, William, chn. Mary,b. Sept. 4, 1673; James, b, Oct. 
23. 1681. 

Edmonds, William, his w. Mary, d. April 2, 1657. 

yoA'i, m. Sarah Hudson, Dec 16, 1662; chn. Wm. b. June 16,1664; 
John, b. Feb. 1, 1666; Jonathan, b. Sept 30, 16<i8; Mary,b. OcL 14, 
1671 ; Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1677 ; Nathaniel, h. April 2, 1680. 

Jonph, his w. Susan, d. Dec 10, 1670 ; s. William, d. Dec. 13, 1670 ; 
chn. JoBcpb, b. Aug. 15, 1673; Sarah, b. Not. 7, 1675 ; William, b.SepL 
13, 1677. 

Samuel, m. Elizabelb Mirriam, Aug. II, 1675; chn. Samuel, b. Aug. 
5, 1676 ; Elizabeth, b. July 23, 1679; Mary, L. Aug. 3, 1G81. 

FARNawfiUTii, Mathias, chn. Joseph, b. Nov. 17, 1657; Mary, b. 
Oct. II, 1660. when his w. wa* Mary. 

Joieph,d. Oct. 31, 1674. 

Farb, Geokob, d. OcU 24, 1662. 

JbAn. U. Oct. 29, 1672. 

Bcfijamin. IB. Elizabeth Burrill, July 28, 1680; chn. EUiabelh.b. July 
3, 1682 : Jlary, b. July 28, 1684. 

Jouph, m. Hannah Waldon, Sept. 22, 1680 ; chn. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 
15, I68I ; Mary, b. Feb. 28, 1685. 

lazarui. d. Dec 9, 1669. 


JEarIg Beeardi </ BoUon. 



[Copied for the Antiquarian Joaraal, by Mr. Datid PiTLSirBB, member of the 

N. E. H. Genealogical Society.] 

(Dbdham. — Continued from page 360.) 

Ester the daughter of fiVancid & Anne Cbickering was Ohxehtringt, 
borne, 4*(9«.) 1643. 

James the sonne of Richard Everard db Mary his wife 
was borne 14*. (1*.) 1643. & dyed the 21*. (2«.) 

John the sonne of John & Sarah ffairebank was borne 
7*. (12*.) 

Nathaniel Halsted dyed 3<^. {\^.) 1643. 

Mary the daughter of Robert Hindsdell was borne 14^ 
(12*.) 1643. 

Nathaniell the sonne of John db Easter Hunting was borne 
15*. (lO*.) 1643. db Dyed 1*. (IP.) 

John the sonne of Joseph and Millecent Kingsbury was 
borne 15*. • 

Jonathan the sonne of Daniel & Lidia Morse was borne 
8«. (!•.) 1643. 

Sarah the daughter of Joseph & Hanna Morae was 
borne 16*. (7^) 1643. 

Ezra the sonne of John & Annis Morse was borne 5^ 
(12*.) 1643. 

Hannah the Daughter of Henry and Anne Phillips was 
borne 25*. (3*.) 1643. 

Dorothie the daughter of Michaell & Abigaill Powell was 
borne 11*. (5*.) 1643. 

Dorcas the daughter of Edward and Susan Richards was 
borne 24*, (7*.) 1643. 

Joseph the sonne of Henry & Elisabeth Smith was 
borne 20*. (6*.) 

Mary the daughter of John and Margaret Thurston was 
borne 8*. (1*.) 

A Register of the Birthes & Deaths in Dorchester from thIi 

Yeare. yhtill the first konth 1644. 














Mary the daught' of Richard Baker & ffaith his wife 
was borne the 27*. (2*.) 1643. 

Mary the daught' of Roger Billing and Mary his wife 
was borne the 10*. (5*.) 1643, & dyed 4*. (10*.) 1643. 

Thomas the sonne of Thomas Bird & Anne his wife 
borne the 4*. (3*-) 1640. 

John the sonne tff Thomas Bird & Anne his wife was 
borne the 11*. (1*.) 1641. 

Salathiel the sonne of John Bradley & Katherine his wife 
was borne 16*. (1*.) 1641, & dyed 1*. (3*.) 1642. 

Joanna the Daught' of John Copan & Kadigon his wife, 
was borne the 3*. (8*.) 1638 & dyed 19*. (9*.) 1638. 

John the sonne of John Capan & Radigon his wife ^as 
borne the 21*. (8*.) 1639. 

Bernard Capon dyed 8*. (9*.) 1638. 

Sarah the daught' of Nicholas Clap & Sarah his wife was 
borne tbe 31*. (10*.) 1637. 








Sarli/ Record) of Boston. 


Nathaniell the sonne of Nicholas Clapp & Sarah his wife 
was borne 15°. (7°.) 1640. 

Prudi-nce the daughier of Edward Clap & Prudence his Clapp. 

wife wuB borriR 28". (ir.) 1637. 

Ezrah ihe nonne of Edward Clap & Prudence his wife 
wm born 2^". (3".) IGW. 

Samuel the sonne of Roger Clapp As Joan bis wife was Clapp. 

borne ll^ (8".) 1634. 

William the sonne of Itoger Clap & Joan his wife was 
bomi; the 2". (5".) 1636, & dyed 22". (7°.) J 638. 

Elisabeth (he itaushi' of Roger Clap &. Joan his wife 
was home 22°. (4^) 1C38. 

Esperienee the daught' of Roger Clap &, Joan his wife 
was borne 23°. (6°.) 1640, & dyed 1°. (g''.) 1640. 

Wayteslill ihe »onne of Rofjer Clap & Joan his wife was 
borne 22°. (8°.) 1641. & dyed 9°. (6°.) 1643. 

Preserved the sonne the sonne of lioger Clap & Joan 
his wife was borne 23°. (9°.) 1643. 

Mehetabel the daughter of Thomas Clarke & Mary liis Clarix. 

wife was l>orne 18°. (2».) 1640. 

Elisabeth ihe datiglit' of Thomas Cbrk & Mary bis wife 
was borne 22°. {3°.} 1642. 

Sarah the daughter of Willm Clark & Sarah his wife CXtri* 

was borne 21°. (4°.) 1638. 

Jonathan ihe sonne uf W" Clark & Sarah his wife was 
borne 1°. (8°.) 1639, 

Nathiiniel the sonne of W" Clark & Sarali bis wife was 
borne 27*. (11°.) 1641. 

Experience the daughter of W" Clark & Sarah his wife 
was borne 30. (1*.) 1643. 

Samuel the sonne of Austin Clement & EliEabeth his Clement, 

wife was borne 29°. (7".) 1635. 

John the sonne of Auslin Clement & Elisabeth his wife 
was borne the 21*. [»".) 1639. 

Joanna the daughter of Austin Clement & Elisabeth his 
wife dyed the 19°. (9°.) 1638. 

Experience the daught' of Richard Collecot & Thoma?in ColUcoi. 

his wife was borne 29°. ((•.) 7°. 1641. 

Dependance the sonne of Richard CoHewit & Tboraasin 
his wife was borne 6°. (5".) 1648. 

Joanna the wife of Richard Collecot dyed 5°. (6°.) 1C40. 

Susanna the daughter of Henry Cunlith i Susanna his Cunlilh. 

wife was borne the 15°. (I".) 1644. 

Elisabeth the daughter of Richard Curtes & Elisabeth Ourtei. 

his wife wa.s borne 17°. (5°.) 1643. 

Sarah the daughter of Thomas Davenport & Mary bis Davenporl. 
wife was borne 28°. (10°.) 1643. 

Isaac the sonne of Thomas Dickermon & his Diehrman. 

wife was borne (9".) 1637. 

Mary ihe daughter of Richard Evans & Mary his wife Evant. 

was borne 19°. (11».) 1640. 

Matthias The sonne of Richard Evans & Marj bis wife 
wa« borne 11". (12°.) 1643. 

[To be eonii'nued.] '^r-^ ^-fS 

Notice* of Pvhlicatioru, 


The Geiualoffff of the Betcendants of Richard Haven, of Ljnn, being n 

Republics iun of the first edition, without atteratiun ; with additional 

Pages, containing corrections of a few errors, and llie Addition of many 

other Branches, liy the same Author ; [Namely, Josiah Adums, Esq., 

of Framingham, ils.] Svo. Boston: 1849. Pp. 104. 

lie first edition of lliia work of Mr. Adaus whs pablislied in 1843, Bud extended to 

H pigeB, which at tlie time of Its publimlion was viewi<d b; GcncalogiKts rs a raona- 

■cnt of patience, dilii^ce, and cnpaciiy for sacb a task, of nu-e occarrcncc. Between 

te ytmn 1S43 and 1B49, a ttrj conn id^rnble (Change took plnco in the community 

Vith ragani to aaeh par«uite. Insiend of nBolitnry Genealociii, far up >Tong the 

fnnite hilla of New nampahire, with here and there icatlered in otbrr Slatea of New 

iBpland. others who bad the hardiliiHid to encounter the ridinile of their neiKhbora, 

Ae anbject of Genealoi;? ""<• l^amily Hialory began to he thoiigbl not an entirely nao- 

Ituttnd.T- VVithln thai period the New Enolakd Hibiohic-Gen«aloo[o*l Sociktt 

vu IbnnHl, A GenealoKical Periodical wns started, and aeconded with conaiderahle 

^prit. Dnring and aince that period, nnmeroua lahorera have come into the field ; 

vbich till then was a wildernesa, a desert in whii^h almost every individual who ven- 

tdred round himself bewildered. 

Hr. AoAHt will be ri^rkoned among the pionecn in Genealojrr. May he tire to see 
Uie BildernesB, in which be made an early clearing, cullivalcd throughout. 

The Tale Family, or the Descendants of David Yale, with Genealogical 
Xotiees of each Fiimilj', By Klihu Yale, one of the Descendant)!. 8yo. 

New Haven : 1850. Pp. 197. 

The pablie are here preaented with another verj valnable contrihntion to the stork 
of New England Uencatogiea. Mr, Yale lina " got up his work," as the Bookacllera 
lay, in excellent style — beaatifully printed, on Ine paper and larj^e tytie. From a 
glance at his index, we ahoald think that deaeendanta of moat of uie old familiea of 
Ilew Enjrland wontd find something to help them in trndn); tbcir own pedigroea. 

The plan adopted by Mr. Yale, la, I believeM>rociaely that of Mr, Goodwin, em- 
pli^ed in bia elaborate Genealogy of the Foote Family, Upon that work and the plan 
oTiI we hare remarked in a previoua Namber of the KegislGr. We wonid here 
masrk fartber npon that plan — that it is aubslnntiallj the name as used and recom- 
mended in the Farmer Genealogy in onrfiral vulnmeof theRei^inter, with the omiasion 
oTtwo of its advantages. In that plan the generation of every individnal la designated, 
and at Sesame time is seen what individuals have descendants; that ia, if the deacend- 
anu are given in the pedigree. These are very important advantages; and ihey 
m^I be incorporated into the plan need by Mr. Yalb, by all who ehose to prim in 
this method, with obvious benelit. 

lliese obsBTvaiions are thrown out, with a view to the estnbliabmenl, if possible, of 
a BDiformily in printing exEcnaive Genealogies. 
7l« American Almanac and Repotilory of Uicftd Knowledge for ihe 

year 1851. Boston : Charles C. Lillle and .lames Brown. 12mo., pp. 351. 

This most important statistiial Mnnual. again gri-eta ns the lavnlgsecoiil lime. And 
we are happy to he able to state, that it has gradually improved in the choice of the 
Wticlea which compose it, and apparentlv in the correctness of their preparation ; nev- 
Ktheleu, many who have oeeosion to use il, will doubtless think a different selection 
WOald be preferable, and that it mielit be made more truly American, with advantage, 
VMh to tta« proprietors and its patrons. Bat in a work of this kind, calculated to salt 
NC wants of the greatest namber, those most interested in its circulation, and conse- 
nently in its utility, mast be allowed to W the beat judges. There is one matter we 
Mceralv protest against, as it Is to iia exceedingly annoying ; it ia to see the inoni- 
^■irjtof its title-page, and external appearance. When we look for the "American 
Almanac," we wLih lo find it as ive Inst saw it. It matters not mnch abont Ihe style of 
In appearance, and therefore It is heyond our comprehension why some particular 
Myle is not adhered to and continued. 
Menmr of John Bromfield. By Josiah QiriNcr. 8vo. Cambridge : 1850. 

Here we are presented with an excellent Memoir of " the lost representative in 
America, of the male line of a family, distineuisbcd for more than a centnry among 
the cidieni of Boston, for integrity and beaevotence." 

100 Nbticet of Puhlieationi. [Jm 

Hr. John BramHdd'i first mils bd 
■ (tern Puritan, u the lime of wboet 
bii ftmily : — 

" Yestrrdfj [n the ■ftcrnoon, died the Kanonralilu Edaard Brom&id, £aq., ia tba 
86th yew of his nge; -who for many years was one of his MRJeitr'i Connril, a ^otlc- 
man ofKreat inteii;rily uiil Einc;ular piety. He nag buried on Thursday the fith (of 
Jnne] rollowing, [1734.1 *^ *"* '*" ■'■'"' son of ifeirj BrcwyEeW, Esq., the ion of 
AriAur Bromfiad. Esq., and was l»m at Haynood House, the seal of the family, nev 
New Fomt in Hampshire, in England, au the Inth of January, 161S-9, bapuwd *l 
Ctuinesoft, 16 Jan. Killowing^ scncd hia apprenticeship in Iiondon; came to New 
En|;1and in 1675. He was annually elected of the Council of Mamachaaetl*. from 
I703tilll7aB. He early took up the Cross I joined to the chnrch of the Her. -'' 

chiM, £/uaMA, who died unmarried in 1717, Sd !□ Mrs. [Miss) A . . 

IGBSj dau^ter of the Kev. Mr. Samud Danforth. of Roxbnry, by whom he faaid twelre 
children. One son and two danghtera only, with their lorrDwibl mother, lurvlTing. ' 
iVnr E«glaHdJounial,adoHdlOlSj'me.n!H. 

The death of Mrs. flmnt/ieW soon followed, whieh was [has announced: •' This morn- 
ing died here, Hadam Mary Bromfeld, relirt widow of llie late Hon. Edmtrd Bnnnfidi. 
£m). She died very mucb lamented. sTtcr it short illness of 4 or 5 days, in her Iti 
year. SliO was elilcat daughter of the Kev. and learned Mr. SaniarJ JJanfarfk, mi 
grand ■danghier of the famous Mr. tFi/soa, the first pastor of the Old Church in Boston." 
— lh.,lthaml\Mk(kl., i7M. 

Mr, Bromticld lived in the street which bean hie name, and his mansion honie ocm- 
pied Uie 'pot on which the present '- llromfield Honso stands." His only son. Edward, 
wu the father of John, who was the father of the subject of Mr. Qaiacj''s memoir. 

There was a Thomas BromfiM, glover, who, in 1T34, ItepI a shop "ailjoining to Hr. 
TAoniiu //HUunf, brazier, at the head of the Town Dock." In 1762." Mr. i/avy Sran- 
Juli, merchant, was married to Mrs. [HisaJ HimnaA Clarkt, eldest daughter otSidtarJ 
Clarhe, Esq," 

Arehaohgia Amerieaiia. Transacliona and Collections of the Americia 
Antiquarian Society, Voliimu III, Piirl I. Curabridge ; printed for ibe 
Society by Bollea & Houghton, 1860. 

We regret that our brief spare will allow of only a passing notice of thii paW' 
caUon, which forms a commencement to the printing of the Massachusetts Colony 
Kecords, by the American Antiquarian Society. This part of a volame " is devoted, 
lo Ibe Itevonls of the company of the Mmsachusetls Bay in New England, as con— 
lained in the first volume of the archives of the State." It ia edited with gicai abtliiy 
by S. F> Haven Esq , chairman uf the committee of publication, and librarian of tb^ 
Society- We recommend the volume to all interested in the history of the commeiiDC — 
ment of the Colony of Massachusetts. 

We wish here lo add a single word on a passage in the Christian Examiner Ibr No 

vember, which notices this publication. The E:(aminer says, jpBgc49l.) " EndicM^^ 
wo know hod hot one lAip, the Abigail." It is true that we hear of bat one ship ii^^M 
connecUnn with Endicolt's expedition, in which himself.biswife and (blank) peraonso^^ 

his company sailed ; and it would certainly require but one for transporting hjs com^ 

pany to New England. Bnl it is by no means certain that there were no other ships ir^^ 
that expedition. Ko one therefore is wamuited in staling it u a well asccrtainedhit^ - — 
lorical/urf, that " Endicott bad but one «Ai*n." 

gee some remarks on this point in the Boston Daily Advertiser for Nov. t, lUa 

The Records of marriip . 

been omuiged and copied by Ti .. .. _ ... _^ 

thn* for auy iafortaatiou they sontajn, will be attended to by the lawn clerk. 

• or these worthies memoirs will be found in Calamy's Honam/ormi^i J/nHrwL 

Jffarnages and Deaths, 




. N, Y,, 30 Ocl., 1850, 
'ight, bU of thai cii;. 


n. Samtel, Montyillc, Cl., 
!95 ycora 6 matilhs. IJc wax 

itlicWiu- of iheKevolnlion^ 

veil the principnl purl of it. 

Maby. Boston, 9 lief., k 4B; 

ham Ball. Eko. 
Elijah, Westfield, Feb. «, 
wai bom at GrBnTille, Jv\y 
grailiiBled at Yale College 

lle*l lav al Litchfield; ivm- 

E practice of hU profesiion 

\63i, when he relinqniihed 
lanuiu of agrieultare. 
one of the rorema»i in the 
of opening a good highway 
.field lo Albany. So far ai the 
a CQn«raed, the rcaull waa 
; but, like many other aimilar 
i)r9, it was disoitroua to the 
Theatlention given by him 
jjecl imprinted ft peeulisriiy 

n the subject of good roadi; 
many penona will recollect 
D, With hil men and teams, 
■ an amateur, to repair some 

travel. As a citiieo, he was 
itcd and enterprising ; oii>j of 
It of iiei)-hbora, and most 

the oldest of the children of 
athaniel Bates, (bum at Gmn- 

17. 17«4,<iied Nov. |8, 1825) 
lah Chnrt-h (born Oct. 22, 

Nor. 29,1840.) She was a 
t of Peregrine White. His 
ored from barham, Conn . to 
and waa one of the lirsE aet- 
t town. The brother of Capt. 

Col. Jacob Bates, scttl^ in 
f^uish of Granyille, where he 

thel»t years of his life. — 

HKiEL, at Bockton, Herkimer 
36 Sept., of eanccr in the 
B B6. He was a native of 
\tm. Orange Co., a friend and 
^ of De Witt Clinton, and 

bore a OMffnl'piri in the great strngglB 
for indepcridenic". . He was the frequent 
bearer of leiKfrs' tif Wiisliington and 
other oflircrs while they.Vere.tuiarterod 
at Newbui^h. and waa preseAtV'aea iho 
General received and road 'to'. Wa- com- 
panions the despatchea from I»r. ^i^nk- - 
lin, nnouncing that France had lent -I'tt - 
aid lo the cause. Wa-hington con'd not" ■" 
repress his jor, and langhing heartily, 
waved Ilia cockpd hat, and said, - Bo^; 
lAe rfiiy i« mr oum ! '' Mr. Bclknnp osed 
to say, that on Uia nnd one other occa- 
sion only, [lid he erer sec the General 
■mile — t/ial was, being at a neighboring 
church, a cliildwas bronghl forward for 
baptism, the mother nnnonnceU the 
name of — Grorgt Wtahingion. 
BoLTwooD, Mrs. Jehiua, widow of 
William Brewer, in Wilbraham, July 
as, 18S0, oeihI BB veara. She K'as dan. 
of the latoLieBt. Solomon Boliwood, of 
this town. On her mother's side she 
was descended from Elder John Strong, 
an eaily settler of Korlhampton ; on 
her father's from Sergeant Robert 
Boltwood, one of the founder* of Had- 
ley, as follows: — 

DrrcL Rdknl Bollwind, m nt IbdltTc-Uvj. 

RDldnso ll<iM-«ii._WiilLM./T I^Uy-oT 

BowEN, Mm. Pedot, Norton, Mass., 
13th September last, aged 89 years, II 
montha, and 4 days -, widow of the lalo 
Hon. Jabex Bowen, of Kliode lalaod. 
Thiii venerable lady, after the death of 
a. younger sister who died in ber youth, 
was the only child of the late Hon. 
George Leonard, of Norton. Mri. Bow- 
en left no deai-cndants, and by her 
death the Norton branch of the ancient 
family of Leonard baa become extinct. 
This family are said to be of the family 
of Lennard, Lord iJncre.of the County 
of Essex, England, The following is 
Mra. Bowen's Leonard ancestty : — 
(I) Thomas. ofPontipoot, Wales. 
2) Jame»,of Raynhani,d. 1681, ib 70. 
(3} ThomBS,of " d.Nov.S4,1713, 
a 73. 

MarriageB and Deathi. 

(4) GcorEe, of Norton, d. Sept. S, 1116. 

K ib. 

(5) Gcorifc of ■' d. POC '»• 1778, 

kSO. ,-■. •". '■' 

(6) GeargD,or ".-'-i illy 6, 1819, 

.'Kill) liiilil; biu been of nolo in (he 

-Cdunlj^ Af UntniA, froni the tirst aetclcr, 

, JaiIil'* (2) or Kuvnbun. lo ihe present 

•''day; huvmg posaeiiaed ptnax weaJih, 

■ Hid rram ^neration to gcncnillon licld 

iwiou* oBlces orbonor, irost, and protlt. 

The rKther u,A i;r*ndrulier ofAln. U. 

were Jadj[M of I'robBie for Brii<ial 

Coanijr, for manr yean; orh of hr- 

■nreatore, bavk to' tbe tiril «etllcr hoi 

higti mjliturv offieofi. Uerr«Ehi:r praili 

Uad U UiirVHrd Univenity in II4I 

Ua wu thafir*! Repreaen:''"- ■"- 

> of Bristol, Oukc'R, and Han- 
tuckst. He wnt a «n<'cc4tfDl liiwyer. 
and wiu appoinicd Chief Juilire of ibe 
Cuuri of Common Pleu. 

The mother of Mri. Bowen waa one of 
the three dunghierB of Col. tiMinuel eminent barriiler at law; a 
reprueniacire and & Coaticillor in the 
Ptnindal General Court of Mossiirhu- 
letu. and who, in the jear 1T6S, then 
being > ropreaenlalive from Taunton, 
■• Speaker of itie Hoiue of Itcpreaenta- 
ti»e», signed the Circular whith invited 
the aeveral Colonies to send dulegates 
to the Jirtl American Conjiresa which 
aaaemhlcd at New York, in Uciaher. 
ITG& — an act which waa deemed b^ 
•utno 10 involve ihe rrime of hii^h ircu- 

The Hon. Franeia Baylica. of Taunlun, 
the IliKtnrtan of Plrmo'ilh Colonv, and 
Hon. William Bayriea, of Bri<l;,re Writer, 
brother, areduicendanti of I'ol. While, 
■nil hr Mm. B'«. will a> " neareii of kin," 
have larifDly ihsred of the estate led li; 

The family of Leonard have resided 
on tlieir lar;te landed ealaie (aome ISOO 
Mro») in Nnrton,-*in a lomewhot baro- 
nial itvlo, Rurrotinded by their wiiaiitry," 
MrH, B. reftolved Is leave thia cstale 
animpaired ; and now it will lie sold and 
divided into varloui ownerahipa. These 
timl«r landa are the mint valnable in 
the State. Uigantic oak* and cednn 
fi>ra ccDtary and a half, if not for ecn- 
tsrira, nndtiiiirbcil, attest their anii- 
qally. The keel of ihr frigate Consliiu- 
tkm wai taken from Ihcw land* during 
Ihe life time of Mr^. Buwen't father. To 
bar nnmerou) tenantry, amoni; whom 
were lome ilssrendenu of the tenania 
of her great grandratber, (he wa* kind 

dnd indalgenl ; Ihey veneraEeil, her for 
her wijilom, and loved her for her for- 
bearance and lienevolence. The boaie 
which her ancestor erected in the wilder- 
neaa in 1690, wbon the howl of the wolf 
and cry of the Indian hnnter broke 
the slillneu of the niyht, was her mi. 
deneo when she died, and [probahly| 

Uer Knecful and cordial mannen indt 
caluil iniuilivo good taste; and like 
Abiipiil, "ahe was a woman of good 
Doduntanding, end of a beautiful coun- 
tenance. ' She wiiiiessed the vommcncc* 
ment ol' tho American Kcvoluiion; the 
nndersiood it* principle* and watched 
with deep interest the succesaioo of 
events which led to its glorious icnnina- 
lioii. Wiih several of the principal «c- 
\on, in the iransactiona of .boi evcntfel 

LTiii-nlarly with ihuae ol 
UesideB her grandfather, *o oonspicnoau 
iu tlie opposiiiun lo the biaiDp-AcI, lia 
knew James Uiu and his fuilier. James 
Uowdoin and tiii iamily. Juhn Uooeoek, 
Itobert Treat Puine, Ueneral James 
Warren and hu dislinguiilied wile. 
Waller Spooner, CoL Bowert, and 
amongst the Loyalisls, Guvoruor Ualeh' 
in^oii. Kjriiel Luoatrd, the author o 
ftliLsjtHchultsnsis, aod Chief Jastice of 
Bermuda (lousin to her lather.) CoL 
John Chandler, Brigadier Rug)^e*, Cut 
Gilbert. Timothy PoJno, &c. She ao 
companied her father to New Voricwhco 
the Hnt CongraiiS nnditr the P^iknl 
Constituiion su in ihoi cicj, and be- 
came well acquainted with Wasbingtan 
and Juhn Adams, and their di>iinguisli- 
ed ludies, Jcderaon. Hamilton, Jiy, 
Madison, Knox, Sodgwick, Baher 

Uer beauty, aceomplishmcnta, and 
nroHpecti ot wealth, as well as tlie stand' 
ing of her father, gave her familiar ■^ 
ceisiothe Kcial. fashionable, and dip- 
lomatic circles of New fork. In rein- 
ing her ruminisconces of henvtideen 
in lliiit city, as well as of the eTeDlmf 
the Kcvoluion. her converwition was bM 
only amusing and insiruciivo, bni oftu- 
times deeply intaresiing. 

She died wiih a eonsciencc "rmd tl 
offence." She enjoyed life in its aMde" 
Btion to its hut moracnu. — wUliag w 
live and not unwilling to die. — Cbanw- 

BRAiiruuD. Mas. UAHMAn Gowuit.l> 
Dec, at Wosihoro', m SB, wife of M- L. 
Bni.l(ord,o( Bosion. 

Cox, Mm. Subaw, Portland, H«. '' 
Dec, at her resideoce, curner oiUiiA'' 
and Pearl streets, snddeuly, of tpopki^ 
aged 8:1 years and 11 months, widow <■ 
the bte Josiah Cox. Ksq. Mn. Co< 
was ilic daughteruf Joseph GrvvnloCi 
descendant of the JJewburypori £t*ilj 


Marriagea and Death, 

_I~of Am name, ftnd Siuiin, dangbtcr or 
B AmoiBDil Mnry Pearson, >1 so I'rum that 
M-tSWO. Ilcr bosbtuid, who died 20 July, 
[^ ISM, Bg«d 73, r/at TormBiif jean a pro- 
aiin«Dt ciiucn mil mcn-hant of I'on- 
land, the loii ol Cnptuin John Cux, a 
lof kliit. who arii^r ibc rcvolalion remov- 
ed to Cornwallis, Nora Stoiia, and 
feanded the lar>;a (amiW oT thm nainc 
•tilt rMiding iliere — the offitpring of 
hi* Mcond tnKrriHgo. His laiher. the 
gTWulhiher of Mrs. Cox's busbarHl, who 
was alio *tjM '• Cnpt. John Cox,'' was 
■ditiitUKl an inhabiiunt of Falmouth in 
niS. received several ^riiiit of land (np- 
on Bponionoroiie of which Mra.Cox re- 
tUcduttlietima of herdercanejandwaa 
killed at Pcraaqnid bj tiie Indiana, 1 747. 
I Mr*. CoK hid ten children bj her 

^■hniid, ffte of whom wirvii'e her, vii : 
>■• ion uhI foar dnughura. The son and 
voof the itimring daaghlcn ore miir- 
iod wid-hNve children. Uorbrightand 
feetiftil dUpoiiiion will be loni: rcmem- 
■rvd b; b«r friends, and htrkindsym- 

Jand ready charily long miiiiied' l)y 
■roble peoiiioiieri of her ebaritii's. 
ler ear was ever open to, and her band 
vcr Tcadj la reliore the necesellles of 
be poor, ai far as her own limited 
■eaiu permitied. 

B, HtBs HiHMiin, Liiile Compton. H. 
.IDcc,, ngl.vearB,4 monlho. and 2T 
hjt. fibewu iho {treat grand -duu^'h- 
ar of Elizabeth Peabod.v, the first whiiu 
lenon thotwas bom aflvrthu iBiiclingof 
Iw Pilt^imi. 

UX- Hkb. Maht, Dedliam, Oct. 13lh, 
d 98 jetTf and 6 moiithi. Sbe hitd 
__ n for »e»entj--ei(;ht years a mcmlier 
of the Fini CanEregalional Church in 
bedham, and retained bar fucultivs, 
rtmoat an impaired, till her lail sii'kneM. 
iiut. WlLLtui S., Koxbary, Nor, ISth. 

Kl G) jesrs. He emigrated from 
rrvharo, Coanty of Kent. Enjjland, 
'iJioat fortr years sinee; and helonj^ed 
Mb > military company tberc4 of nhoDt 
'''^ memlicrs. ofwliom mote than half 
.were of the same surname as his own. 
kaxB. JosGFii. Esq., Efflnjiham, N. H., 
*M Aiipiut.V 83 years, 7 months and 35 
days. He bad rcprescnied that lown in 
tbe lepislalurc for sererat years; hud 
bem one of the selectmen, and a 
Voithy member of the Baptist suciely 
in that town for ah)Qt4n yean He 
jm of Weare Drake, Esq , of North 
plon and Efiiiiifham, grandson of 
^CoL AlBtahara Drake of the former 
town, maternal preol-grandson of ihe 
Bon. Nathaniel Wiave, of Hampion. 
' CoL Ahraham Dnike was son of Atmi- 
Drake, of Hump'On, who was 
grest-grandnm of Robert Drake. Iiis 
emigrant Rnrestor. 
^n>T. Mrs Sirati. n-ifb of Zarbarlsh 
£ddy. Esq.. of Midilleborongh, 7 Sept., 
^ IHSO, « 69. 

HosjtsB. Mb. Fbobfkb, Athens, Green 
Co. N. Y., Nov., a 93 yeani. b months ; 
a soldier daring the war of the Urvolu- 
tion, and was present at Ihe execulion 
of the spy, Andre. He was long a tncr- 

LvoK. Mhs. Catherine Mahia, Boston, 
9 Dec. isau m 3,1 years, 1 month, IT 
davo, of pnlmoaary consumption, wife 
of Mr. Albert G. Lvon, and dau. of Mr, 
Lahnn A. I'yler, of Boston. 

PuRKiNH, Mb. Natuar, iUddleboro', 3 
November, a 80. 

Qiiihot,Mbs Susan Mobtoh Jit Qninry, 
1 t>ept., X 77, wile of the Hon. Josiah 
Quincy. She was the youiigesl daueh- 
ler of John Monnn and Maria Sophia 
Kemper Morton, of New York, and wui 
)>om in that city, SO Sept., 1773. Her 
father was an amuent msreliant of that 
cilyj and the amount of property he 
deposited in the Loan Ufiicc, in 1775, 
lor (he support of the Arnvriran amir, 
oUluined for him, from the Brilii'h am- 
eers, whose overture* and proleclion he 
had rt'fuittd, the appellation of " Iho 
UcIh'1 Banker." I'be viciniiy ul' fiask- 
enrid^re, N, J., where be ronwhi ri-ftige 
wiih his family, bcrnme Ihe theatre of 
wur i and be died in the prime uf litis, in 
1781. 'i'he early loss of his paternal 
enrewoB supplied to his daughter by the 
iflTiK'tlonnie guHnliatiBlilp of her ebicr 
bioibcr. afierwanla cxienrively known 

York. She wasmanied to Mr. Qniney 
in i;97. 

QuiHCT, Samvel, Esq , Boston, SS Dec., 
» 60 jcars. formerly an enterprising 
shipmuKter (Vom iliis port, and more re- 
cently an Ahlerman of this liiy, and 
KepreAenialive to the l>gi>IaiurB fiora 
Boaiun. At the time of his dcalh he 
was oueoflhe Board of I'ilut Commis- 
sioners, and Ihe Prteidcnl of the Hope 
Insni'anee Company. He dKi\ ye.Ienlay 
morning, at 8 o'eloik, of gout in ilie 
siomarh. as we are Informed. — (our<er. 

RiDDEi^ Mtsa HABRiE'r Fitch, Boston, 
6 Jan.. 18^1, eldest dnu. of Kev. Samnvl 
H. Itiildol. She was boru in Gtasteu- 
hury. Cl-28Scpt„ 18S8. 

Wemtwobth, Geoboi WALUICOFOM), 
M.l)., Chicago, 111., 14 August, 1850, 
aUiui fto'clnck, P,M,ofrho1eraj otieof 
the Aldermen of that diy. iilWr atir ill- 
ness ofalioat IS boom. He was liom at 
Sandwich. N. lU ! Nov.. ie:<D, and his 

uf his falher in Coniord, N. H, f»r iiilcr- 
ment, Alw. died al Com ord, N, H., SB 
July, lB48.Williim Badger Weniwonh, 
asludeniai Danmualh Colli'ge (enlcr- 
cdin 1§4I1); born at Sandwiib, N. H,, 

Thi'y were descended from Eblcr 
William Wcntwonh. orDov.r, .hrongh 
his son Exckiel, of Dover (died aLoui 


Marriaget and Death. 


171*1 And (those wife was Elizabeth} | 
tbroagh Cikplain Benjamin, of Dover, 
(died in 17^5, aiid whose wife was Eliia- 
bcth Leighloa, of Killerr, He) through 
Col. John, or SoDienwoVlh, (boni 1719, 
■odilieil I7HI, and by his drst wire Jo- 
anna Gilman, ol Kxeter) ihroDgh Hon. 
John, of Dover, (bom 1745, (craduute 
H. C. wes, died 1787, wife Margarec, 
daughter of Joseph 1^'rost, of New 
Caxtle) thrao^h Hon. Paul, of Sand- 
wich Btid Concord (bom 17S2 and mar- 
ried LjJia, daughter of Col. Amoa 
Cogswell, of Dover.) And on their 
mother's side, thcj wercdcHcenJed from 
Bjchurd Uiis, maaiacred at Dover, 1689, 
throogh the infant prisoner Clirintine. 
edncBted in Canada, and there married 
■ Lellesu, and had three children ; and 
aAcr his death, she returned lo this 
country nnder CapL Stoddard, and mar- 
ried Capt. Thomas Baker, then of 
Northampton, representative or Brouk- 
fleld. Mass., in 1719, afterward of Men- 
don, Mass., and finally of Dover, N. U , 
where bhe died, February S.t. 1773. 
Among her chihircn was CoL Otis Ba- 
ker, of Dover, N. H.. died 37th Ucloher, 
leoi. llii daashter LydJo, bom 1781, 
widow of Capl. Samuel Wallinxford, 
married Col. Aroos Cogswell, of Dover, 
I7M5, and iheir daughter I.ydia. bom 
Haj SO, 1793, married Hon. Fanl Went- 
worth, and was the mother of lh« dc- 

Their grandfather, Amos Cogswell 
was adestendant of John Cogswell a 
meriThant of London, who settled al 
Ipswich, Mass.. in 1035, through Wil- 
liam, of Ipswirh, bora 1619, in England, 
throuch John, of Ipswich, bom 1650, 
and through Nathaniel, of Haverhill, 
Mas>.,lioni 1707 I whose wife was Judith, 
daughter of Joseph Badger, of Uaver- 

hill, who married the dan^t>ter of 
Nathaniel Feulee, of HaverhilL) 

Their grandmother Wcntwonh, wu 
descended from Charles Frost, bom in 
England in I63S, who accompanied his 
father Nicholas to Pi^eatoqua Riier. 
when three or foar years of age, Mirongli 
John, of Kitlerv, l«m, 1G8I Iwbme wift 
was Marv Pcpperell ) and through SottjA. 
ofNew bostle, bom 1717, (whole wiA 
aftenvarda married Judge Irhubod Rol- 
lings, of Somerawurlh, N. U., an4 was 
Margaret Colton, bom April 19. 1721, 
daughter of Somael Collon, bom 1679, 
of ttpringdeld, Mass.. fourth son of 
Ephraim, bom 1848, who was the second 
son of George, who was one of the rery 
first settlers in that part of the lowu aS 
Spnnj£fleld, now known as Long Mea- 
dow. The mother of Mn. Front, and lh< 
wif^ of Samuel Colton was MarKarcl 
Bliss, born 11 September. 1684, and wst 
the tenth child of Samuel Bliss, who 
mBrried Mary, danghter of John Leo- 
nard, of SprineHeld, and whose lather 
was Thomas Bliss, one of the l!nt 
settlers of Hartford, Cunn^ and died 
there IG40.) 

Their great grandmother Wentworrb 
waa the daughter of Judge Nichotu 
Gilman, wbo died at Exeler. aboat 
1749, son of John Gilman who died 
there in l70S.andgrand sou of Edward 
Oilman, who emigrated from England 
10 Ipswich. Mass.. prior la 1638, and 
aterwards to Exeter. N H. 

Captain Thomas Baker, who mar 
Christine Otis (Madame I«DcaB)WM 
bom at Northampton, Mass.. May 14, 
I6B3,andwas the son of Timothy Doket. 
whose genealogy and hialorr will ap- 
pear in afulure number of this Kegism 
nnder the ronlinnation of the history of 
the Otis family. — Cbmi*uniaittd, 

Wtt,i.iAM at Bridgawater, Mosiachnselts, May IS, 1T33, and bis bratber, 
Amoa Ames, bom at the same place, Iwpternber 3b, ITas, moved with tbeir fklber WD 
Ames and Iheirmotheraud several sialen ihonij afler the ycnr 1736. to some part ofCoB- 
nectlcnt, as Is said. Any iurarmatioa of them, and whatheirdesceudaata are,iraiij,is 
desired throngh the publisher of this Uegister. 

A. Trn-k. 
J. S. lA)ring, 
H. B. Shedd. 

Elih'n Vsle 
J. B. Brifht 
S. A. Greene. 

j'.'n. Gmiger. 
Kev. a. W. ClsrL 
W. T. Harris. 
C. C. p. Moody. 

kt have been received for the library of the i 

H. Wheatland, M.D. C. J. F. Binney. 
R. U. Winlhmp. S. A. Applelnn. 

J. W. 1 homlon. Frederick Kidder. 

Joshua UolHn. 
Henrv Stevens. 
Geo. I.ivenaora. 
Btala k Ureene, 
Antiquarian Society. 
Hon. S. Lflland. 

i. Brnnks. 
I. Dave 

ilely from the fo)kiwiii( 
N. B. Sburtleir. K.D. 

Hon. John Wentwortfa. W. H. Monii 

C. F. Adama. 

T B. Wymsn. 

Stephen Wicks. 
H. T. Beckwilh. 
B. P. Kichirdaoo. 

J<ihn Dean. 
John A Wallaces 

. H. Mania na. 

Iward Jurvb. 
r. lla«i>. 

0. Drake. 





VOL. Yl^^ APRIL, 1851. NO. 2. 



Of Ipswich^ Essex Ooi^ JUass^ who ecune from (Hd to New England^ 
A.D.y 1636, SoH of Sev. John Sogers, of Dedhamy Essex, Old Et^gUmd, 
who was a Grandson of Rev. John RogerSj* Prebendary of Sl JPaub^ 
Vicar of St. Sepulchre, the ProUhMartyr in Queen Marjfs Reign. 

[bt a BMcann>jurT.] 

On the 4th of Febmaryy 1555, saffered at Smithfield, the 
constant martyr of God, 

(1.) JOHN ROGERS: boni,'accGBrding to €arly writers, in 
Lancashire, England, and educated at the UniverBity of Cam- 
bridge. While yet a young man, for conscience sake, he went to 
Antwerp, in Brabant, serving many years as chaplain to the Eng- 
lish merchant adventurers. Here was formed an ardent firienS- 
ship with that worthy servant and martyr of God, William Tyn- 
dale and Miles Ck>yerdale (afterward Bbhop of Exeter) who, 
for the hatred they bare to Popish superstition and idolatry, and 
love to true religion, had forsaken their native eountnr ; conferring 
with them the Scriptures, he came to great knowledge of the 
Gospel, insomuch as to cast off the heavy yoke of Popery, and 
assist in the translation of the Bible into the English language, 
which led to the printing, finishing, and notable introduction into 
England in 1537, of the folio Bible, being the first complete edi- 
tion of both the Old and New Testaments; revised and pub- 
lished by him alone under the assumed name of " Thomas Mat- 
thew." He printed on the last leaf, these words : 


Here, also, he was married to a woman of this country, and re- 

* An original portrait of the Proto-Martjr may be seen in the Hall of the 
American Antiqoarian Society at Worcester, Mass., said to have been presented bjr 
the late Rev. Dr. Bentlcy, of Salem. A copy by Copley, of the oripnal, formerly 
beloii^in;^ to the family of Gov. Untchinson, of Mass., was in possession of the late Her. 
Dr. Andrew Eliot, of Boston. The identical Bible which belonfj^cd to the Proto* 
Martyr, printed in 1549, is owned by a descendant at Lonenbarg, Maas. 


106 Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel liogerg' Family. [April, 

moved to Wittenberg, in Saxony, soon acqiiiring such a knowl' 
edge of the German tongue as to take charge of a congregation, 
which faithfully conducting, some years, until the accession of 
King Edward the VI., upon the establishment of the Protes- 
tant religion, he returned to England to preach the Gospel. 

In April, 1550, he was admitted Rector of St. Margaret Moysea, 
on the iOth of July of the same year Vicar of St. Sepulchre, and 
on the 24th of August following, having resigned this office, 
Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, bestowed on him a Prebend 
in the cathedral church of St. Paul, where the Dean and Chapter 
chose him Divinity Reader, therein he diligently labored until 
Queen Mary, coming to the throne, brought in the Antichrist of 

On the occasion of Queen Mary's entrance into London, 
he preached a bold and zealous sermon at St. Paul's Cross, 
confirming such doctrine as had been taught in King Ed- 
ward's days, and exhorting the people firmly to adhere to the 
same, and beware of all pestilent Popery. The Council composed 
of Popish Bishops called him to account., before whom making so 
stout and witty an answer, and pleading his cause in such a 
manner, he was this time clearly dismissed. 

On August 13th, 1553, Bishop Bonner being restored, appointed 
Master Bourn (afterward Bishop of Bath) a Canon of St. Paul's 
to preach at the Cross; in his discourse, speaking hononibly of 
Bonner, then present, " which Bonner," said he " upon the same 
text, in that place, that day four years before had preached, and 
was upon the same most cruelly and unjustly cast into the vile 
dungeon of (he Marshaisea and there kept during the time of 
King Edward." — IIisaudience,therenpon, could not keep silence, 
but began to murmur and make such a stir, that the Alayor and 
Aldermen with other officers present greatly feared an uproar, when 
some one hurling a dagger at the preacher, the people became 
excited and would have taken his life but for the interposition of 
Mr. Bradford (afterward a martyr) and Mr. Rogers, who, stand- 
ing up, appeased their fury and conducted him betwixt them from 
the pulpit to the Grammar School door, where they left him safe. 

The next day after this sermon at St. Paul's Cross, the 
Queen's guards were there with their weapons to protect the 

Sreacher, and when quiet men withdrew, order was given by the 
layor that the ancients of all companies should be present, lest 
he should be discouraged by his small auditory. 

On the Kith of August, Mr. Bradford was committed to the 
Tower, and Mr. Rogers commanded by the council to keep in 
his own house at St. Paul's, and have communication with no 
other than of his own household. 

From their influence with the people, it was pretended they 
bad instigated the afliiir, and all public preaching, the great 
weapon of the Reformers, was now forbidden by the Queen. 

Afterward, Mr. Rogers was again called before the council ; 
by flying, to which he was urged, be could have escaped their 

1851.] SLmoir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers' FamUy. 107 

cniel hands, and many reasons might have prevailed, he saw the 
reeslablishment of the Protestant religion in England, ibr the 
present desperate ; he knew he should not want a living in Ger- 
many, nor could he forget his wife and children, and to seek 
means for their subsistence. After having been called to answer 
in Christ's cause, he would not depart, but firmly stood in defence 
thereof, and for the trial of that truth was content to hazard his 

Remaining a prisoner in his own house, at length Bishop Bon- 
ner uncharitably caused his removal to Newgate, where he was 
lodged among theivea and murderers. 

He is frequently invited with Bishop Ridley and others of the 
ablest Reformers to the Convocation, Cambridge and elsewhere, 
to contend in favor of the new religion against the Romi;ih 

Among other things concerning him, this is not to be forgotten, 
how in the days of King Edward, there was a controversy among 
the bishops and clergy about wearing of priests' caps and other 
attire belonging to that order; he, being one of that number who 
never went othenvise than in a round cap during all the time 
of King Edward, refused to agree to the decree of uniformity 
of wearing the cap, tippet, &c, unless it should be decreed by 
way of distinction, that the Papists should wear upon their 
sleeves a chaUce with a host upon it ; to which, if they would not 
consent, he would never wear the cap, as, indeed, he never did. 

In prison he was merry and earnest in all he went about, he wrote 
mnch, his examinations being penned with his own hand, which 
else had never come to light. Where man's power lactceth, see 
how God's providence worketh I Notwithstanding a strict search 
was made to take away his letters and papers, yet after his death, 
his wife with one of her sons called Daniel coming into the place, 
where he had lain to seek, for them, and now ready to go away, 
"he chanced to spy a black thing lying in a blind corner under a 
pair of stairs," and wishing his mother see what it was, found it to 
be the book WTitt^-n iu his own handwriting, containing his ex- 
aminations and answers, with other matters. 

On the 22d of January, 1555, he was brought before the Ctiun- 
dl for examination: — 

First, the Lord Cli&ncellor (Stephen Gnnliner) said unto mc, fhu3 : " Sir. 
ye have heard Ihp state of ilie reiiliti, in which it slandelh now." 

Rogeri : — " No, my Lord, I have been kept in rioac prison, and except 
there have been some genera! thing said oX the luhle, when I was at dioner 
or supper, I have beard nothing; and there have I heard nothing where- 
npon any special thing might I* grounded." 

Then said the Lord Chancellor, " General things, general things," mofk- 
injlr. ** Ye have heard of my Lord Cardinal's coming, and that the 
Fitrliiunent has received his blessing ; not one resisting unto il ; hut one 
man which did speak against it ; such a nnity and such a mimcle hath not 
been »eeD (and all Cliey of which there are eight score in one house said one 
that WHS by whose name I know not) have with one nsttent and consent. 
I lecejytd |»rdon of their oSences, for the schism that we bav&Vn&\ii 


108 Memoir of Rev. Natlianiel Rogers' Famihj. [April, 

England, in refusing tlie Holy Futlier of Romi?, 1o be (he head of lie 
Catholic Chiircli. llow saj ye ? are ye t-onlenl to unite anJ knii yourself 
to the failh of the Catholic Cliurcli nitL ub in the Blate in which il ia now 
in England ? will ye do that ? " 

Eoga-i : — " The Catholic Church I never did nor will dissent from." 

Ld. Ghan. : — " Xay, but I speak of the stale of the Catholic Chnrch, 
in that wise in which we now slaod in England, having received the Pope 
to be Bupreme head." 

Rogers : — I know no other head but Christ of his Catholic Church, 
neither will I acknowledge the Biehop of Rome to have any more authority 
than any other bishop halh by the Word of God, and by the doctrine of 
the old and pure Catholic Church four hundred years after Chrii^t-" 

Ld. Chan.: — "Why didst thou then acknowledge King Henry the 
Eighth to he the supreme head of the Church, if Christ be the only 

lioffert : — "I never granted him to have any supremacy in spiritual 
things, as are the forgiveness of sins, giving of the Holy Ghost, authority 
to he a Judge above the Word of God." 

He, the Ld. Chan., hade me tell him what I would do, whether I woaU 
enter into onr Church with the whole realm, as it ia now or not? "No," 
eaid I, " I will first see it proved by the Scriptures ; let me have pen ini 
and books, etc., and I shall take it plainly upon me to set out the matter, 
50 that the contrary shall be proved to !« true, and let any man that will, 
confer with me by writing." 

lid. Chan. : " Nay, that shall not be permitted thee, thou shall never 
have so much proffered thee ns ihou hai»t now, if thou refuse it and will not 
now condescend to agree to the Catholic Church. Here are two things, 
mercy and justice ; if thou refuse the Queen's mercy now, then shalt thou 
have Justice ministerc-d unto thee." 

Sogert: — " I never offended nor was disobedient to her grace, and yet 
I will not refuse her mercy. But if it shall be denied rac to confer by 
writing, and to try out the truth, then it is not well, but too far out of the 
way ; you yourselves, (all the Bishops of the realm) brought me to the 
knowledge of the pretended Primacy of Borne when I was a young man, 
twenty years past ; and will you now without collation linve me tu say 
and do the contrary ? I cannot be so persuaded," 

Ld. Chan. : — " If tliou wilt not receive the Bishop of Rome to be su- 
preme Head of the Catholic Church, then thou shatt never have her mercy ; 
thoumayest be sure. And as touching conferring an<l trial,! am forbidden 
by the Scriptures to use any conferring or trial with thee. For St. Paul 
tmicheth me that I should sliun and eschew a heretic after one or two mo- 
nitions, knowing that such a one ia overthrown, and is faulty, iiisoniudi a» 
he ill condi-mncd by his own judgment." 

liogtrt ; — " My Lord I deny that I am a heretic ; prove ye that first, 
and then allege the aforesaid lest." Bui slill the Lord Chancellor played 
on one string saying : 

Ld. Chan. : — '• If thou will enter into our churvh with ns. &c.. tell us 
that, or else thou shall never have so much ])rofi'cred tlice bh thou hast 

RoffTTi .■ — " I will find it first in the Scriptures and see il tried thereby, 
befort! I receive him to !« Supreme Head." 

WoTce$ter: — "Why! do ye not know what is in your creed ; 'Credo 
tedetiam §aaelam tatkolicam /' I believe the Holy Calholie Church i" 

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Jtogert: — "I fimi not the Bishop of Home there For Catholic sifrnifieih 
not the Romish Church, it signilieth the toiisont of all true leiu'hing 
churcbea of aU limes and of all ages. But liow shoulJ the Bishop of Rome's 
church be one of them, which teachelh so many doctriuea that are plainly 
Mid directly against the Word of God ? can that Bi^ihop he the true head 
of the Catholic church that doelli ao ? thai is not posaibk." 

• • • • • • 

And here I would have declared how they ought to proceed in these 
i»y», and »o have come again to my purpose, but one a.'^kecl one thing, 
another s^d another, so that I wa<i fain to hold my peace and let them 
talk. And uvea when I would have taken hold on my proof, the Lord 
Chancellor bade to prison with me again. " And away, away I " said he, 
*• we have more to talk withal." If J would not be reformed (so he termed 
it) "away, away 1 " Then I atood ui>, for I had kneeled oil the while. 

Then Sir Richard .Southwell, who stood by a window near by, said to 
me, " Thou wilt not bum in this gear when it comcth to the purpose, I 
know well that." 

Soffsrtt — "Sir, I cannot tell, but I trust in ray Lord God, yes ! " lift- 
ing np my eyes to heaven. 

Then my Lord Ely told me much of the Queen's majesty's pleasure and 
meaning, and set it out with lorge words, saying, that she took them that 
would not receive the Bishop of Rome's Supremacy, to be unworthy to 
have her mercy etc. ; I said I would not refuse her mercy, and yet 1 never 
offended her in all my life, and tliat I besought her grace, and all their 
Honors to be good to me, reserving my conscience. 

Divers spake at once : — " No." quoth they then, a great sort of them, 
and specially Secretary Bourn, " A married Priest, and have not offended 
Ihe law!" 

I said, " I bad not broken the Queen's low, nor yet any point of the law 
of the realm therein, for I married where it was lawfiil," 

Divers at once : — " Where was that ? " said they, thinking that to be 
onUwful in all places. 

Royert : — "In Dulchland. And if ye had not here in England made 
an open law that priest* might have had wives, I would never have come 
iiome again; for I brouiiht a wife and eight children with me, which thing 
je might be sure I would not have done, if the laws of the realm had not 
permitted it before." 

Then there was a great noise, some saying I was come too soon with 
mch a sort ; I should find a soie coming of it ; and some one thing and some 
another. And one saiii. (1 could not well perceive who) that there was 
never a Catholic man or country, that ever grauled a priest might have a 

I taid, " The Catholic church never denied marriage to Priests, nor yet 
lo any other man," and therewith I was going out of the chamber, the ser- 
, geant which brought me hither having me by the arm. 

Then the Bishop of Worcester turned ins face toward me, and said, I 
■ t not where that church was or is. 

[ said "ycfi," I could tell where it was: — but therewith went the 
\ sergeant with me out of the door. 

This was the very effect of all that was spoken unto me, and of all that 
I I answered thereunto. • • • ■ • 

The 27th of January, at night. 

On the morrow, Mr. Rogers was again brought before the 

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First, being at>hed by the Lord Cbancellor whelher I would come into 
our Church, with the Bishops of the whole realm, as wb£ now ponoludeil by 
Pnrliiunent (in which nil the realm wae converted by the Calliolic church 
of Rome) and so receive the mercy before proffered me, ari.'^ing again w-iih 
the whole realm out of the error and schiam in which we had long been, with 
recantfllion of my errors ? I answered, that before, I could not tell wluit 
his mercy meant, but now I understood it was a mercy of the Anticliriatinii 
church of Rome, which I utterly refused ; and tluit the rising which he 
spake of was a very falling into error and false doctrine. AIko that I bad 
and would be able by God's grace to prove that all the doctrine which I 
had ever taught, was true and Catholic, and that by the Scriptures and the 
Fathers that lived some hundred years after Christ's death. He answered, 
That should not, might not, nor ought to be granted me, for I was but a 
private man, and might not be heard against the determinaiion of the whole 
realm. " Should," quoth h«, "when a Parliament hath concluded a thing, 
one or any private person have authority to discuss, whether they bad 
done right or wrong ? No ! that may not be." 

I answered, shortly, thai alt the taw» of man might not, neither thovM 
rule the Word of God, but tbey must uU be discussed and judged thereby ; 
and neither my conscience, nor any Christian man's, could be satisfied with 
such laws 03 disagreed from that Word; and bo was willing to have SMd 
much more. But the Iiord Chancellor began a very long tale to a very 
small purpose, concerning mine onswer, to have defaced me, that there 
was nothing in me whereupon I should be heard, but arrogoncy. pride, 
and vain glory. — I also granted my ignorance to be greater than I could 
express, or than he took it, but yet that I feared not, by God's assistance 
and strength, to be able by writing to perform my word ; neither was 1, 
(I thanked God) sp utterly ignorant as he would make me ; but all was of 
Grod, to wliom be thanks rendered therefor. Froud man was I never, nor 
yet vain glorious i all the world knew well where or on which side pride, 
arrogancy, and vain glory was. It was a poor pride that was in us,God it 

Then said he, that I at the first dash condemned the Queen and the 
whole realm to be of the church of Antichrist, and burdened me highly 
therewitlial. I answered, that the Queen's majesty, (God save her grace) 
would have done well enough if it had not been for liis cuun^l. He said, 
the Queen went before him and it was her own motion. 1 uud, wiibont 
fail, I never could nor would believe iL 

Then said Dr. Aldrich, the Bishop of Carlisle, that they the Bishopa. 
would bear him witness. " Yea," quoth I, " that I believe well," and with 
that the people laughed, for that day there were many, but on the morrow 
they kept the doors shut, and would let none in, but the liit^hop's servants 
and adherents in a manner : yea. and the first day the thousandth man canie 
not in. Then Master Comptroller and Secretary Bourn would have stood 
up also to bear witness, and did. 

Then, after many wonls. he asked me what I thought conceminp; the 
blessed sacrament, and stood up and put off his cap, and all his Fellow- 
Bbhops, (of which there were a great sort of new men of whom I knew 
few,) whether I believed in the sacrament, to he the very bo<ly and blood 
of our Saviour Christ, that was bom of the Vii^n Mary, and hanged on 
the Cross, really and substantially ? 

I answered, that I ha/I often told him, that was a matter in which I was 
no meddler ; and therefore suspected of my brethren to be of a contrary 


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" Notwithstandinf;, even as the moat port of your doctrine in other points 
is &l9e, and the defence thereof only hy force aiid cruelty, so in tills matter, 
I think it to be as false as the resL For 1 cannot understand 'really ao'l 
substantially' to signify otherwise than corporally. But corporally, Christ 
U only in heaven, and so cannot Christ be ako in your sacrament." 

And here I somewliat set out his charity after this sort: " My Lord," 
qnoth I, " ye have dealt with me most cruelly, for ye have put mc in pris- 
on without law, and kept me now there almost a year and a half, for I was 
aliDoel half a year in my house when I was obedient to you, God hnoweth, 
and spake with no man, and now have 1 been a full year in Newgate, at 
great cost and charges, having a wife and ten children to find, and I never 
had a penny of my living, which was against the law." 

These things declare my Lord Chancellor's Antichristian charily, which 
is, that he doth seek uy blood, imd the destruction of uiy poor wife and 
my ten children. 

This ia a short sum of the words which were spoken on the 28lli of Jan* 
nary, after that ftlaGter Hooper had been the first, and Master Cardniaker 
Ihe second in examination before me. 

The Lord grant us grace to stand together fighting lawfully in his cause, 
till we be smitten down together, if the Lord's will to permit iL For 
there shall not lie a hair of our heads perish against his will, but by his 
will. Whereunto Ilic same Lord grant us to be obedient unto the end, and 
in the end. Amen, sweet, mighty, and merciful Lord Jesus, the son of 
David and of God ! Amen, amen ! let every true Christian say and pray. 

Then the clock being as I guessed about four, the Lord Chancellor said 
that he and the church must yet use charity with mc, and gave me respite 
till to-morrow, to see whether I would remember myself well to-morrow, 
and whether I would return to the Catholic church, (for so he called his 
Aotichristion false church) again and repent, and they would receive me 
to mercy. 

I said that I was never out of the true Catholic church, nor would 
be, but unto hU church would I, by God's grace, never come. 

** Well." quoth he, " then is our church tiUsc and Antichrislian ? " 

"Yea!" quoth I. 

"And what is the doctrine of the sacrament?" 

" False ! " quoth I, and cast my hands abroad. 

Then, said one, I was a player, to whom I answered not; for I 
passed not upon his mock. 

" Come again," quoth the Lord Cliancellor, " to-morrow, between nine 
and ten." 

" I am ready to come again, whensoever ye call," quoth I 

Examinations being ended, the two Sheriffs of London were 
commanded to carry them to the Compter, in Southwark, there to 
remain till the morrow. So Master Hooper went before with 
one and Master Ropers came after with the other, and be- 
ing out of the church, Master Hooper looked back, and stayed 
a Uttle, till Master Rogers drew near, unto whom he said, " Come, 
brother Rogers," must we two take this matter first in hand, and 
begin to try these faggots ?" 

** Yea, sir," said Master Rogers, " by God's grace I " 
" Doubt not," said Master Hooper, " but God will give strength I" 
So going forward, there was such a press of people in the streeta, 
who rejoiced in their constancy, that they had much ado to ^%sa. 

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Then they were committed to the keeper of the Compter, and 
appointed to eeveraJ chambers with commondmpntM that Ihey 
should not be suffered to speak one with another, neither any oth- 
er be pemuttcd to come with them that night. 

The Bccond day, which was the 29th of Janimry, we were sent for ia 
the raomiog about nine of the clock, and b; the HherilTs felclied from the 
Compter in Soulhwark, to the church again, afi to wit Si. limy Oi cry's 
where we were the day before in the afternoon. And when Master Hoop- 
er was condemned, as I understood af1ertt'ard<i, they licnt lor nic. 

Tlien my Lord Chancellor said unio me : 

" Rogera," quoth he, " here thou wast yeBterJay, and we gave ihee lib- 
erty to remember thyself thia night, whether thou wouldefst come to the 
H<^y Catholic Church of Christ or not Tell us now what thou hast de- 
termined, whether thou wilt be repentant and sorry, and wilt return again 
and take mercy 'f 

" My Lord," quoth I, " I have remembered myself right well, what you 
yesterday said to me, and defiire you to give me leave to declare my mind, 
whul I have to say thereunto ; and that done, I shall answer to your dfr 
manded question." 

Hero, my Lord Chancellor would suffer me to speak no more, but bade 
me sit down, mockingly, that I was sent lor lo be inslrucied of Ihem, and 
I would take upon mo to be their Instructor. 

" Sly Lord," quoth I, " I stand and sit not ; shall I not be suffered to 
EpetUc for my life ? " 

" Shall we suffer thee to teU a tale and prate ? " quoth he, and with that 
he stood up and l)egan to face me, after his old am^ant proud fashion, for he 
perceived 1 was in a way to have touched him somewhat, which he thought 
to liinder by dashing me out of my tale, and so he did, for I never could 
be suffered to come to my tale agiun, no not to one word of it ; but he had 
much like communication with me, as he had the day before, and as his 
manner \i, launt upon taunt, and check upon check. For in that case being 
God's canst;, I told him " he should not make mc afraid to speak." 

Ld. Chan: — "See what a spirit this fellow hath I" said he, finding 
fault at my accustomed earnestness and hearty manner of speaking. 

Rogert : — "I have a true spirit," quoth I, " agreeing and obeying (ha 
Word of God," and would further have said, that 1 never was the worse, 
but the better to he earnest in a just and true cause, and in my master 
Christ's matters ; hut I could not h« heard. 

To be short, he read my condemnation before me, parliculnrly mention- 
ing therein, but two articles ; first, that I affirmed the Romish Catholic 
Church to be the Church of Antichrist, and that I denied the rcaUiy of 
their sacramenL He caused me to be degraded, and condemned and put 
into the hands of the liuty ; and so he gave me over to the Sheriff's handi 
which were much better than his. 

In this sentence he was entitled, "John Rogers, Priest, alias, 
callL<d Matthew," 

They were carried to the Clink, there to remain till night; 
when it was dark, Master Hooper was led by one Sheriff, and 
Master lUigers by the other, with many biUs and weapons, first 
through the Bishop of Wiuchester'a house, and so over London 

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Bridge, through the city to Newgate. By the way, some of the 
Sergeants went before, and put out the Coatermongers' eandles, 
who used to ait with lights in the streets, either fearing that the 
people would attempt a rescue, if seen going to that prison, or 
burdened with an evU conscience, they thought darkness more 
fit for such a business. 

Notwithstanding this device, the people had some knowledge 
of their coming, many came forth out of their doors w it h lights, 
and saluted Ihera ; praising God for their constancy in the true 
doctrine which they had taught, and desiring God to strengthen 
them in the same to tlie end. 

After his sentence and condemnation on tlie 29tti of January, 
before the Council, Mr. Rogers says in the account of liis exami- 
nation : 

" Well, my Lord," qnolh I, "hi?re I stand before God and you, and all 
this honorable audience, and luke him to witness, Ihat 1 never willingly or 
wiUiilly taught any faliie doctrine, and therefore have I a good conscience 
before God and all g;ood men. I aai sure that you and I shall come belbre 
■ Judge that is righteous, before whom I elioll he as f^ood a man as yuu ; 
uid I nothing doubt, but that I shall be found there a true member of the 
tme Catholic Church of Christ, and everlastingly saved. Anil ns for your 
false church, ye need not to excommunicate me further of Jt, I tiiive not 
been in it these twenty years, the Ivord be thanked therefor. But now 
ye have done what ye can, my Lord, I pray you yet to grant me one 

"What is that ? " quoth he. 

" That my jioor wife, being a stranger, may come and speak with me, 
■0 long as I live, for she hath ten children that are hers anil mine, and 
somewhat 1 would counsel her what it were best for her to do." 

"No," quoth he, " She is not thy wife ! " 

" Yes my Lord, quoth I, '■ and hath been these eighteen years." 

" Should 1 grant lier to be thy wife ? " quoth he. 

" Choose ye," quoth I, " whether ye will or not, she shall he so never- 

** She shall not come at thee ! " quoth he. 

"Then I have tired out all your charity," said L 

Hitherto, dearly beloved, ye have heard whatwos said, • • • Two 
things I purposed to have touched ; the one, how it vat laiefiiifor a pri- 
rati mmt to ttaton and write against a wicked act ofparliatneiit, or ungodly 
eoftncil ; which the Lord Chancellor (lie day before denied me ; the other 
was to prove, thai prosperity was not always a totien of God's love. 
• ••*••« 

" But what shall be said of you when your fall shall follow, ye shall then 
bear ; and I must say my conscience to yon, I fear me ye have and will, 
with your governance, bring England out of God's blessing into a warm sun. 
I pray God you do not. 

nan Englishman bom, and God knoweth, do naturally wish well 

/ country. And, my Lord, I have often proved that the things 

li I have much feared aforchand should come to pass, have indeed 

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tbat will not )ie wiih expelling the true word out of (he realm, and with 
the shedding oi' innocent blood. 

And iLs touching your rejoicing, as though God hod set you aluH to pun- 
ish us by mimcle (tor bo you re|)ort and bn^ openly of yourself) and lo 
miniater justii;e, "if ye will not receive your Holy Father's mercy," and 
thereby do declare your Church to be true and ours false, lo that I answer 
thus : God's works be wonderful, and arc not to be comprehended and 
perceived by man's wisdom, nor by the wit of the most wise and prudent. 
Yea, they are soooest deceived, and do most easily judge amiss of God's 
wonderful works, that are most worldly wise, God hath mode al! the wis- 
dom of this world foolishness. " Dedit dil'Ctain a/ii'mam tuam in munut 
inimieorum ejus." " He hath put his beloved and dear heart into the bands 
of the enemies thereof." 

" If God look not mejtrifuliy upon England, the seeds of utter destmctioo 
are sown in it already by these hypocritical tyrants, and Antichristiun pr&- 
lates, popish papists and double traitors to their natural country. And yet 
they speak of mercy, of blessing, of the Caiholic church, of unity of power, 
and strengthening the realm. Tliis double dissimulation will show itself one 
day, when the plague cometh, which will undoubtedly light npon those 
crown-shorn captains, and that shortly, howsoever the Godly and poor 
realm suffer in the mean while, by God's sufferance and good will." 

" Spite of Nebuchadnezzar's beard, and maugre his heart, the captive, 
thralled and miserable Jews must come home again, and have their city 
and temple builded up a^in by Zerubbabel, Esdras, and Nehemiah ; and 
the whole kingdom of Babylon must go to ruin, and be token in of strang- 
ers, the Persians and (he &Iedes ; so shall the disperaed English Hock of 
Christ be brought again into (heir former esla[e, or to a better, I trust in 
the Lord God, than it was in innocent King Edward's days ; and our 
bloody Ba'jylonical Bishops, and the whole crown-shorn company bronght 
to utter sliame, rebuke, ruin, decay and destruction. For God cmn- 
no(, and undoubtedly will not anlTer forever, their abominable lying, false 
doctrine, their hypocrisy, bloodtliirst, idlene.w, their pestilent life pampeiv 
ed in all kind of pleasure, their throsonieol boasting pride, (heir malicious, 
envious and poisoned 8(oraa«;hs, wliich they bear towards hia poor and mis- 
erable Christians. 

Peter truly wameth, (hat, if jnilgraent bcginneth at the house of God, 
what shall be (he end of them that believe not (lie Gospel ? If the right- 
eous shall scant be saved, where shall the ungodly and sinful ajipear ? 
Some ahall have their punishment here in (his world, and in the world to 
come ; and they that do escape in Ihis world, shall not escape everlosring 
damnation. This shall bo your sauce, O ye wicked Papists ; make ye 
merry here as long oi ye may 1 " 

Among other things prophetically spoken by him may be 
added, those to John Day (the printer of the Reformation,) also 
laid up in priaoo for his reiif^ion : " Thou," said he, " shall live to 
see the alteration of this religion, and the Gospel to be freely 
preached again ; and therefore have me commended to my breth- 
ren as well in exile as others, and bid them be circumspect is dis- 
placing the papists and pnttiiig good ministers into churches, or 
elae their end will be worse than ours." 

While in Newgate, he was generous to the prisoners, and 
proposed with his fellows to have but one meal a day, 
they paymg for the charges of the whole, the other should be 

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given to the needy on the opposite side, but the keeper would not 
allow it, 

Tlie Sunday before suffering, he drank to Master Hooper then 
underneath, and bade them commend him unto him and say, 
" There never was little fellow better would stick to a man, than 
he would stick to him ; " presupposing they would both be burned 
t<^etber, although it happened otherwise. 

On the 4th of February, A,D., 1555, being Monday, in the 
morning, he was warned suddenly by the keeper's wife of New- 
gate, to prepare himself for the fire ; being sound asleep, with 
much shaking he could scarce be awakened, at length being raised 
and waked and bid to make haste, " Then," said he, " if it be so, 
I need not tie my points," and so was handed down to Bonner to 
be degraded. That done, he craved of Bonner but one petition, 
and was asked what that should be, "nothing" said he, "but that 
I might talk a few worda with my wife before my burning;" but 
-this could not be obtained ; then said he, " you declare your 
charity what it is ; " and so was brought into Siuithfield, by Ches- 
ter and Woodroofe, Sheriffs of London, to be burnt, not being 
permitted to use many words, only exhorting the people to remain 
in that faith and true doctrine which lie before had taught, and for 
the confirmation thereof, was not only content patiently to suffer 
and bear all the bitterness and cruelty heaped upon hira, but also 
most gladly to resign his life, and give liis llesh to the consum- 
ing fire, a testimony of the same, 

Woodroofe asked him, if he would revoke his abominable 
doctrine and evil opinion of the sacrament of the altar? He 
answered, " That which I have preached, will I seal with my 
blood ! " theu quoth Woodroofe, " thou art a heretic I " " That 
shall be known at the day of judgment I " replied he, " "Well," 
quoih Woodroofe, " I will never pray for thee," "But I will pray 
for yon," said Rogers; so he was carried to Smithfield, saying the 
Psalm " Miserere " by the way ; immense crowds collecting to see 
him pass, rejoicing and giving thanks to God for his constancy ; 
among them, his wife and ten small children, one an infant at the 
breast, they too, joined in the acclamations to strengthen his 
courage, " comforting him in such a manner as if led to a wed- 

A little before burning at the stake, a pardon was offered, if he 
would recant, but utterly refused. There, in the presence of 
Rochester, Comptroller of the Queen's household, Su: Richard 
Southwell, both the Sheriffs, and a great concourse of people, the 
fire was put to hira ; and when it had taken hold of his legs and 
shoulders, like one feeling no smart, he washed his hands in the 
flame, as in cold water, and lifting them toward heaven, until 
entirely consumed by the devouring fire, most mildly this happy 
martyr yielded his spirit into the hands of his Heavenly Father. 

He was the first of all that blessed company which suffered in 
Queen Mary's time, and styled the Proto-Martyr," 

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The names of only these two children of John Rogers the Proto- 
Martyr are now known. 
(2.) I. DANIEL,' (was the name of one son according to Foxe. ) 

Another son was, 
(3.) II. REV. RICHARD ROGERS,> educated at Cambridge, 
and afterward for many years the minister at Wethersfield, Esses. 
He wiis a zealous, faithful and profitable laborer in the vineyard of 
the Lord for 46 years, a man of considerable learning, and a most 
humble, peaceable and exemplary life ; but a great sufferer for 
non-conformity ; in the year 1583, upon the publication of Arch- 
bishop Whitgift'a three articles, and the severities accompanying 
them, Mr. Rogers with twenty-six of his brethren, all ministers ol 
Essex, presented their petition ia the Lords of the Council for 
relief ; this does not seem to have produced the desired effect, for 
Whitgift suspended and silenced them all, and protested that not 
one of them should preach without subscription and an exact 

They continued to experience the same treatment, as appears 
from an account, wherein it is s-aid, "that thirty-eight miniaters, 
denominated the learned and painful ministers of Essex, were 
oftentimes troubled and molested for refusing to subscribe, to wear 
the surplice or use the cross in baptism." Though this Divine 
suffered his share from these tyrannical proceedings, he was afte^ 
ward sheltered by a rao.'ft worthy patron. Sir Robert Wroth, 
who warmly espoused his cause, and notwithstanding the pro- 
testation and censure of the Archbishop, ordered him to renew 
his preaching, and he would stand forward in his defence. Af- 
ter enduring suspension about eight months, he was restored to 
his ministry, the peaceful exercise of which he continued for many 
years, under his protection, to enjoy. 

Being particularly anxious to obtain a more pure reformation 
of the church, he united with many of his brethren in subscribing 
the Book of Discipline. 

In the year 1603, with six other ministers, he again felt the 
weight of the Archbishop's outstretched arm ; and for refusing to 
take the oath ex officio, they were all suspended, upon which, they 
were further summoned to appear before his Lord.^hip, but it is 
said, the Archbishop died upon the very day of their appearance, 
when they were discharged by the rest of the Commissioners. In 
the following year they were exceedingly molested by Bancroft, 
Whitgift's successor, during the whole summer, being continually 
cited before him ; which in addition to many other hardships, 
caused them to take numerous long and expensive journies. In 
these tribulations, he bore an equal part with his brethren. 
Dr. Ravio succeeded Bancroft in the diocese of London, and 
appears to have been of the same cruel persecuting spirit as his 

Brandl'g History of the Reform at ion. — Fuller's Worthies of Enptond. — 
Hcroology. — ^ Anderson's Annals of the English Bible, and Inti'uduction of 
the Bible md its Conaequcncea. 

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predecessor. He was no sooner seated in his Episcopal cheiir, 
than he began to prosecute the non-conformists ; among others, 
he cited Mr. Rogers to appear before him, and protested in his 
presence saying, " By the help of Jesus, I will not leave one 
preacher in my diocese who doth not subscribe and conform;" 
but poor man ! he died soun after and bo wa» disappointed. 

Rfr. Rogers in his own private diary, April 25th, 1605, makes 
the following reflections : 

" I woa much in prayer about my troubles, and my God granted mc the 
desire of my heart. For by the favor and influuncc of William, Lord 
Knollys, God hath lo my own comfort, and the comfort of my people, de- 
firered me once more out of my troubles ; oh ! thai I may make a " holy 
OK of my liberty." " But it greatly troubles me," adds he that after labor- 
B^ betwixt thirty and forty years in the ministry, I am accounted uQwor- 
tfaj to preach, while so many idle and scandalous persons enjoy their ease 
■ad liberty." Upon Dr. Vaughan's troninlatioD to the See of London, 
wd his restoration of many of the suiipended ministers, he observes, 
lb730,1606. " If I preach no more, I heartily thank God for my lib- 
any both at home and abroad for this year and a half, and I hope with 
lome fruiL The Bishop has been my friend." April 2, 1607. " This 
week come the painful newj of our Bishop Vaughan's death, who for 
twenty eight moiiChs, being all the time he continued, he permitted all 
tbe godly ministcre to live peaceably, and to enjoy liberty in their minis- 
try." On another occasion, having been in great danger of suspcuaion, 
and many of his brethren being silenced, he makes this reflection : 
"By God's great mercy I have gained twelve weeks more liberty than I 
InAed for. Therefore I have great cause to be content when silencing 
eometh, especially as many are silenced before me." 

He was living in the year 1612; but the exact period of 
his death is unknown. Mr, Knewstead preached his funeral 
sermon, and Mr, Stephen Marshall was his immediate successor 
at Wetherafield. He was eminently faithful and laborious in 
Ifae ministry, and " the Lord honored none more in the conver- 
sion of souls ; " — being styled the Enoch of his day, a man 
walking with God ; and he used to say, " I should be very sorry 
tfevery day were not employed as if it were my last." 

Bishop Kcnnet remarks, " that England hardly ever brought forth 
a man who walked more closely with God." He was always 
notable for seriousness and gra/ity in all kinds of society; 
being once with a gentleman of respectability who said to liim, 
'I like you and your company very well, only yon are too pre- 
iSBe." " Oh sir," replied he, " I serve a precise God." 

He was author of a large work highly esteemed and still extant, entitled 
"Sefen Treatises, or Scripture Directions leading lo Happiness." Also, 
rfa" Commentary oa the Book of Judges." 1C15. In his dedication of 
lUs wo^ he says, that he ha^ been in the ministry forty years. 

It is related of Rev. John Wilson, the first minister of Boston, 
Mass., New England, who came with Gov. Winthrop and his 
company, in 1630, that being forestalled in his prejudices against 
the Puritans, he declined their acquaintance, (though from his 
good conversation and exemplary life, he was accounted one him- 

118 Memoir of Jlev. Nathaniel Rogert' Family. [April, 

self,) 'tiU going to a bookseller's shop to augment his well furnished 
library, he lighted on that famous book of Mr. Richard Rogers' 
" The Seven Treatises," which when he had read, he so affected 
not oniy the matter but author, that he took a journey to Weth- 
ersfield on purpose to hear him preach ; and when he had heard the 
words which fell from the lips of that worthy man, privately as 
well as publicly, and compared them with the writings of Green- 
ham, Dod and Dent, he saw that those, nicknamed Puritans, were 
likely to be the most desirable companions for one intending his 
own everlasting happiness. 

This Mr. Wilson, was 3d son of Dr. Wilson, Prebend of St 
Paul's, of Rochester, and of Windsor, and Rector of Cliff; he 
was invited to succeed the eminent Mr. Jenkin in the ministry at 
Sudbury, with which he cheerfully complied, and the more readily, 
because of his opportunity to be near old Mr. Richard Rogere, 
from whom affenvarti, when on his death bed, he received a bles- 
sing among his children, one of whom, Rev. Ezekiel Rogers,'' (8) 
afterward married the Rev. Mr. Wilson's daughter, in New Eng- 

Mr. Richard Rogers was twice married ; Susan, his 2d wife, was 
widow of the Rev. John Ward, of Haverhill, Suffolk, England, 
and mother of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward of Ipswich, Mass. N. E, 
whose successor there, was Rev, Nathaniel Rogers,* (H)- 

(4) III. A SON"! of the Proto-martyr, (Father of Rev. John 
Rogers,^ (10) of Dedham, Essex, England,) said to have died 
young, and whose name is now unknown. 

The children of REV. RICHARD' (3) of Wetherafield, Essex, 
England, were, 

(5) I. MAR^VgraniWaughlerof thePrDto-martyr,JoliiiBoger8,"iii. 
Rev William Jenkin, of Smtbury, son of' a gentleman of considerable esraie 
at Folkslone, Kent, and educnted at the University of Cambridge with % 
view to »>me pret'cnnent in the ehurch. Being here placed under lie 
celubraled Mr. Wm. Perkins, and «H>n becoming impressed wiib grent 
seriouaness, he embarked nilh ibe Puritans. lli« futher discovering this 
on bifi return home, anil disliking that sort of people, wus pleaded to disin- 
herit him of (he greatest part of his estate ; thus, young Jenkin was called 
to beur the yoke in bis youth, and forsake father and motber, bouses and 
lands, for his altachmeni lo Christ and \m cause. lie trusted in the JjorA 
and found liim a constant friend. Wlien aware his company was disngreeable 
lo his father, he removed lo the liouBe of Mr. Richard Rogers, the old Pu- 
ritan minister above named, where he diligently prosecuted his studies; 
entering atterward upon the ministerial function, be Fettled as a preacher, 
and died young, about the year ItjIH, leaving one son, whom, the grand- 
tather softened by his son's death took the cburge of. 

The child lived with him 'till nine years of a^ge, when his piont 
moibcr fearing he would be deprived of a religious education, sent for him 
home, though in so doing, she greatly displeased the old gentleman. She 
however, carefully trained him to walk in the llie steps of his forefathers. 

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At the age of 14, be was eent to Cumbridge, where he took tlie degree of 

"In Ibe last month of the reign of Charles 2d, Williaii JENKyN, an 
aged dissentiDg piistor of preat note, who had heeii cruelly perseciiti-d for 
BO crime but ihat of worshipping God, iwconling lo the f'ai^hion followed 
throughout Prolestnnt Europe, died of hardeljjps and pri\aliDn», in New- 
gate. The outbreak of popular sympathy could not be reproMed. The 
corpse was followed lo the grave by a train of a hundred aiid fifty coaches. 
Even courtiers looked Bad. Even the unthinking Kiug showed some signs 
of concern." 

A daughter, Elizabeth, (sister of Wm. Jenyn,) m. Rev. Tliomaa 
Cawton, an eminent Puritan minister in the time of the Coramonweahb. 
who fled to Itotierdnm in Holhtnd, and became pastor of the English 
Chnrch there, where he died in exile, in 1C59. He was celebrnled for his 
piety and literature, was an excellent logician, and an ini-om parable linguist, 
having an exact knowledge of the Greek, Hebrew, Chnldee, Syriae, and 
Arabic ; and familiar in the Dutch, Saxon, Italian and French langtiuges. 

Their son, the Rev. Thomas Cawton, was also celebrated for his knowl- 
edge in the Oriental languages, he d. in 1677. 

(6) IL Rev. Daniel Rocers.^ B.D,, was born in 1573. He be- 
came minister of Haveraham, Buckinghamshire, and afterward of 
Wethersfield, the place of his birth, and was persecuted by Arch- 
bishop Laud, for preaching against Anninianism and popish 

He was a man of great abilities and great grace ; though his natural 
temper was such, that Mr. John Word used to say, " My brother Itogcre 
has grace enough for two men, but not enough for himself." He received 
tile high applause of all who knew him, but always discovered a very low 
opinion of himself. He often sud, as infirmities came upon him, >' To 
^ is work of itself; " but as his end approached, became serene rmd happy, 
■id exclaimed, " Oh glorious redemption." He died in 1652, al eighty 
fOtra of age. His fame and usefulness were great in his day, and he was 
daaaed among the learned writers and Fellows of Christ's College. There 
it a portrait of liim in the library, Bed-cross Street, London. 

Hia wife was Margaret Bishop. They left children. 1. Rev. Daniel, 
Sector of Wotlon, Northampton shire, m. 1st., Dorothy Bull, daughter of the 
(hen Mayor of Noi-thampton, 2d wife was daughterof Reading, Counsellor 
It Law. 2. Hannah, wife of Roger Cockington. 3. Rev. Samuel of 
Crcee Church. London. 4. Mary. o. Margaret. 
(7) HL EzKA.Meft no children. 

LrV. Rcv.EzRKiEL Ror.ERs,2born A.D., 1590, af. Wethersfield, 
!X, England. His early sparkliiiga of wit, judgment and learn- 
ing, affordod his father no little satisfaction and expectation of 
Jffoficiency ; at the age of 13, he entered Cambridge, where he 
look the degree of A.B., at Bonnet's College, 1604, and of A. M., 
at Christ's, 1608. He soon afterwards became Chaplain in the 
femily of Sir Francis Barrington (at Hatfield, Broad Oak, Essex,) 
binous for piety and learning; here, his preaching was acceptable ; 
•ttd be improved to advantage the opportunity of acquaintance 

CabiniT's Mteot Daiier. — Ncal's Hist, of the PariCani, — Brook'i lives of do. — 
Banj'i (icneslogics of llieconotj of KenL — Memoir of Mrs EUiabethLong. — Ma- 
ttaUjr'i Bislorj of Epglmil, toL i, chap. 3. * 

120 Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers' Family. [April, 

with tiie many distinguished persons resorting hither. After five 
or six years residence at this place, Sir Francis bestowed on hira 
the benefice of Rowley in Yorkshire, in hopes that his more lively 
ministry might be particularly successful in awakening those 
drowsy corners of the North ; and accordingly, the service per- 
formed in this church situated in thecentre ol many villages was 
much frequented. 

Neiferthefesn, Mr. Rogers had much uneasiness in his mind about 
his own experience of those truths which he preached unto others, 
fearing, that notwithstanding his pathejical expressions wherewith 
his hearers were affected, that he was, himself, in his own soul, a 
stranger to that faith, repentance, and conversion, which he had 
impressed upon them; at t Ids he was much perplexed; and be- 
cause there was no experienced minister in that part of the King- 
dom to whom he could confide his troubles, at last, hoping some 
satisfaetion on this matter, either from his brother of Wethers- 
field, or cousin of Dedham, he took a journey into Essex, on pur- 
pose to be resolved of his doubts. His design was, to have had 
an interview with his kinsman before his lecture began, but 
missing of that, he came in to the Assembly before the begin- 
ning of the sermon ; where he found, by the singular Providence 
of God, his doubts as punctually and exactly removed, as if the 
preacher had been acquainted with them beforehand. 

Being now satisfied with his own vocation, his ministry went 
on prosperously, and continued to be much frequented; in the ex- 
ercise whereof, he once had an opportvmity to preach in the stately 
AUnster of York, on a public occasion, which he did wilb great 

Dr. Matthews was then Archbishop of York, permitting the use 
of those lectures which Archbishop Grindal had erected, whereby 
the light of the Gospel was marvellously ditl'used unto many 
places in darkness. All the pious ministers in this precinct had a 
meeting once a month, In some noted place, preaching by turns. 
Mr. Rogers bore his part in these lectures, whilst Dr. Matthews 
lived ; from one of which, an accuser of the brethren, once went to 
the Archbishop, stating, that one of the preachers had made this 
petition in his prayer, " May the Almighty shut heaven against 
the Archbishop's Grace," when-at instead of being oflended, as the 
reporter expected, he fell a laughing heartily — and answered, 
" these good men know well enough, that if I were gone to heaven, 
their exercieea would soon be put down ; " — and it came to pass 

Though possessing a hvely spirit, his bodily health was feeble, 
causing him to study the science of Medicine, in which be ob- 
tained considerable knowledge. About this time, a serious acci- 
dent befel him, from the violent motion of his horse, occasioning 
the rupture of a blood vessel, but by carefully avoiding all society) 
and keeping privately in his chamber a few months, he was cured 
and returned to his family and employment. 

At last, the* severity, wherewith Hubscription was then urged 

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put a period unto his twenty years' public ministry, although the 
man, by whom he was suspended, showed so much respect, as to 
allow the enjoyment of the profits of his Living, for two years 
ijK&xrtraiA, and permitted him to substitute another ais good as he 
Waa able, whereupon, he employed one Mr. Bishop, but he was 
.^Iso quickly silenced for refusing to read in public the censure caat 
Vpon Mr. Rogers. 

P Foreseeing the storms likely in a few years to break upon the 
i^nglish nation ; with other prudent men, he proposed New Eng- 
land (whither his kinsman, Rev. Nath'l R. of Ipswich, Mass., had 
'■•Iready preceded him in 1636) as a refuge from persecution ; he 
fmovAd have been accompanied by Sir Matthew BoyiitoD and Sir 
"William Constable, had not some singular providences prevented. 
Ships having been brought, by his discretion and influence, from 
London to Hull, to take in the passengers ; he set sail and arrived 
in this land of the Pilgrims in the Autumn of 1638, with 
many families (20 accx)rding to Winthrop, and 60 according to 
fchnson) of his Yorkshire friends, Godly men, and most of them 
of good estate. 

While lying at Boston, A.D., 1638, 10 mo. 2 day, he wasdesir- 
'paa of partaking of the Lord's supper with the church there, (of 
Iwhich Rev. John Wilson was then pastor) and first imparted hie 
'desire to the elders ; having given them satisfaction, they acquaint- 
'Cd the church therewith, and before the sacmment, being called 
*ferth by the elders, he spoke to this effect, viz : 

" That he and hia compmij had of a good lime withdrawn themsolvefl 
from the church communion of England, and (hat, for many comipf ions 
which were among them. But lal, he doaired that he might not be mis- 
taken, as if he did condemn all there ; for he did acknowledge a Bpecial 
presence of God there, in three things. 1. In the soundness of doctrine 
in all fundamental trulhs. 2. In the excellency of ministerial gifts. 
3. Id the blessing upon the same, for the work of conversion, and Ibr 
the power of religion, in all which there appeared more in England than 
in all the known world besides. Yet there are such conniptions, as since 
God let them see some light therein, they could not with safe conscience, 
join anj longer with them. The first, is their National church ; second, 
their Hierarchy, wholly antichrislian ; third, their dead service ; fourth, their 
receiving, (nay compelling) all to partake of the seaLi ; fifth, their abuse ot 
excommunications, wherein they inwrap many a godly minister, hy caus- 
ing him to pronounce their sentence, &c., they not knowing that the fear of 
excommunication lies in that. — ** Hereupon they bewailed before the Lord 
their sinful partaking in these corniptionii, and entered a covenant to walk 
together in all the ordinances," &c. 

" With this holy and humble people he made his progress to the 
North-eaatward, and in April, 1639, commenced the settlement of 
a Town about 6 miles from Ipswich, (where his kinsman. Rev. 
Nath'l Rogers then preached) called Rowley, from the name of the 
place where he had been settled in Yorkshire, Old England ; 
here wanting room, they purchased some addition of the Town 
of Newbury ; yet they had a large length of land only for the mere 

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covenicnpy fo the Town of Ipswich, by (he which means they 
partook of the continued lecture of either Town. These people 
being very industrious every way, soon built many houses to the 
number of (Ar<e-«£we families, ^i\A were the fir$t people that tet ttpon 
maldng cloth in thit We»tem world, for which end they built a rai- 
ling-mill, and caused their little ones to be very diligent in spin- 
ning cotton wool ; manyof them having been clothiersin En^and, 
'till their zeal to promote the Gospel of Christ, caused them to 
wander ; and therefore they were no less industrious in gathering 
into church society ; there being scarce a man among them, but 
Buch as were meet to be living stones in this building, according 
to the judgment of man. They called to the office of Pastor this 
holy man of God, Mr. Ezekiel Rogers;" — of whom Johnson, in 
his Wonder-working Providence says : 

" Christ for this worke Rogers dolli riches give, 
Rich gracea fit liis people for to feed, 
Wealth to supply liia wania whilst here he live. 
Free thou receivs't to aer\'e his peoples need. 
Englimd may moume they thee no longer keep, 

Englifh rejoice, Christ doth such worthyes rwse. 
His Gospel preach, unfold his myBteries deep ; 

Weak dust mode strong sets forth his maker's praise ! 
With fervent Keolennd courage thou hiist fought 

'Gainst that transformed Dragon and his bands, 
S natch t forth the burning, thou poore soulcs hast caught. 

And freed thy flock from wolves devouring hands. 
Ezekiel mourn not, thou art severed f'arre, 

From Iliy deare Country lo a desort land ; 
Christ caii'd hath thee unto this worthy wurre ; 
By Lim o'ercome, he holds thy Crowne in's hand," 
" After his arrival, he was earnestly solicited by Rev. Mr. Eaton 
and Mr. Davenport, to settle at New Haven. Connecticut, (Quin- 
iptack) and they had so far prevailed with him, being newly 
come, and unacquainted with the state of the country, as they 
had engaged him; yet being a verv wise man, and considering 
that many of quality in England did depend on his choice of a 
fit place lor them, he agreed upon such propositions and cautions, 
as though they promised to fulfil them all, (whereupon he sent 
divers of his people before winter) yet when it came to, they 
were not able to make good what they had promised. Where- 
upon he consulted with the Elders of the Bay, and by their advice, 
holding his former engagement released, he and his people 
took that place by Ipswich, and because some farms had been 
granted by Ipswich and Newbury, which would be prejudicial to 
their plantation, they bought out the owners, disbursing abont 
X800 ; and he sent a pinnace lo Quinipiack (New Haven,) to 
fetch back the rest of his people, but Mr. Eaton, Mr. Davenport, 
and others of Connecticut (being impatient of him and his peo- 
ple) staid the pinnace, and sent a messenger with letters of pur 
pose to recover him again." 
" This made him to desire the elders to assemble again, and he 

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abowedJhcTH the letters they sent, but he made the case so clear, 
iy letters which had passed between them, &c., as they still free 
<4um from all engagement ; and so he returned answer to them, 
*«nd went on with his plantation." 

- On the 3d December, 1639, Mr. Rogere was installed Pastor 
*ver the church here, they having renewed their chnrrh- coven ant 
!4klid call of him to this office, according to the course of other 

In 1643, 3 mo. 10 day. He preached the Election Sennoii at Boston, in 
'Jghich ho described how the man ought to be qualified, whom ihey should 
^vtoose for Governor, dissuading earnestly from choosiag the same man 
tirice together, and expressed his dislike of that with such vehemence as 
^ve offence, but when it came to trial, the former Governor Mr. IVinthrop 
was chosen again. 

In 1647, 8 mo. 4 day. The Synod began at Cambridge ; Ilie nest day, 
Ur. Rogers preached in the forenoon, and the Magistrnteii and Deputies 
were present. In this sermon be look ocJiQsion to speak of the 'petitioners 
(then in question before the Court) and exhorted tbe Court to do justice 
upon them, yet with desire of favor to such as bad been drawn in, &<:., and 
should submiL lie reproved also the practice of private members making 
speeches in the Churches and Assemblies to the disturbance and tundrance 
of the ordinances ; also the call for reviving the ancient practice in Eng- 
land of childrens' asking their parents' blessing on their knees, &e. ' 

Also he reproved the great oppressions in the country, &c., and other 
lUngs amiss, as long hair, &c. — Divers were offended at his zeal in some 
«f these passages. 
/ He was a man of undoubted piety, sound learning, zealous and 

§vering in his efforts to advance the cause of truth and hoU- 
and for a considerable portion of his life at least, of great 
?nce. Sfrong and ardent in his passions, he was sometimes 
?d from the staight line of Christian duty ; but such was his 
lity, that he was always ready to acknowledge hi.s error and 
« bb steps. 
ruB praise was in all the Churches about him, but especially his 
enm, w^here his preaching, consisting peculiarly of the doctrine of 
Sgeneration and union to the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, was 
' Sininently successful. In the management of these points he had 
5 not^d faculty of penetrating into the souls of his hearers, and 
anifestiiig the very secrets of their liearts. His prayers and ser- 
ons would make such lively representations of the thoughts then 
working in the minds of his people, that it would amaze them to 
tge their own condition bo exactly represented. And his occa- 
Cional diseoarses with his people, especially with the young, and 
inost of all, such as had been by by their deceased parents 
Recommended unto his watchful care, were marvellously profitable. 
* He was a tree of knowledge, hut so laden with fruit, that he 

£ Doped for the very children to pick of! the apples ready to drop 
to their mouths." Sometimes they would cpme to his house, a 
tfozen in the evening, and calling them into his study one by one, 


• ReiCTrioc 

-XBgUad. llu 

Eulcli., Hill. ALui. 

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be would examine them how they walked with God? IJow they 
spent their time ? What good books they read ? Whether they 
prayed without ceasing? And he would thereupon admonish 
them to take heed of such temptations and corruptions as he 
thought most endangered them. And if any differences had 
arisen among his people, he would forthwith send for them, to 
lay before him the reason thereof; such was his interest in them 
that he usually stopped all their little contentions, before they 
could break out into any open flames. 

It is related that a traveller once passing through the town, in- 
quired of him, are you. Sir, the person who serves here ? To whom 
he replied, I am, Sir, the person who rule» here. 

So prominent and commanding were his talents, that he was 
persuaded, to give a Lecture once in (tco weeks,{oT the benefit of the 
inhabitants of other towns, aa well as of his own ; which was 
well attended, and with great satisfaction and profit But on 
account of this increated labor, a colleague was settled to as- 
sist him.* In the latter part of his life, he was subjected to 
many calamities. The rest of his time in this world was wintw; 
he saw more nights than days. The wife of his yonth, Sarah 
Everard, (dau, of John Everard, citizen of London,) who ac- 
companied him from England, with all their children, he buried 

at the expiration of about ten years. A second wife 

(daughter of Rev. John Wilson, the first minister of Batono 
Mass.,} with a child, he was soon called to follow to the 
grave. He married a third wife, widow of Thomas Barker of 
Rowley, who BUr\'ivcd him about 17 years; but the very night 
of this marriage, July 16th, 1651, his dwelling house, with all 
his goods, the Church records, and the library he brought from 
England, were consumed by fire. Soon after these events, a &1I 
from his horse so injured his right arm, that it was ever after useless. 
All these distressing calamities befel this man of God in rapid 
succession, and withiu four or five years ; which, it might well be 
supposed, with the infirmities incident to advanced life, woidd ut- 
terly have broken down his spirits, and paralyzed all future efforts. 
But snch were not their eft'eets. He sustained them with Christ- 
ian fortitude and resignation. His house was rebuilt, his library 
replenished ; his left hand substituted for the right ; his miuisle- 
rial labors continued ; and his heart still set on doing good, and 
promoting the honor of God. 

*Iii June, 1651, ItcT. Sam'l Phillipi , son ofReT. Geo.P. ofWatcrtown, wuorJtbi- 
edjhcre collcacue pulor wiih the Rev. Mr. B. ; he wu hifrhl; eiteenied for hit pic^ 
■nd olcnu, which were of no common order. 

Mr. John Miller, one of the finil letllcn of the town, was ft minister of the Goipfl 
■nd >n usisunt of Mr. R for al>oat two jeari after his iostiillatioii, lis whs dnig- 
lUMd with two othen, inl641,hrtbcKlderA, al a mceling in Bogtoa, [o goai a miOKH- 
ary la Yin/iaia. Thii service lie declined, and was soon after Bettled at TurtDomh, 
from thence he eventaally removed to Groton, where he died, io 1663. Mr. R. was after- 
wards assisted in the ministry b; Mr. John Brock, a nativD of Suffolk Co., Kn^laad. 
He wu bom 1690, and came to this connlrj when aboat 17 years of age. lie was 
Biadaaled at iltrt. Coll., in IG4S ; commenced preaching here in I64S, and left for tht 
Isle of Shoals about 1650. In 1663, he relumed, and was settled al BeadioK, where 
hcd. 168S,.£«S7ean. 

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'^ After a lingering illnes, he died Jan. 23d, 1660, in the 70th year 
' W his age, and 92d of his ministry in Rowley. His remains were 
interred in the grave yard in this vicinity. He left no issue. 

" Because 'twill give some illustration of our Church history, 
as well as notably describe the excellent and exemplary spirit of 
this good man, and it has been sometimes stated, ' Optima historia 
at hittoria epixtolarit' There is here inserted a letter (written 
with hta left hand,) unto a worthy minialer in CharleBtown, 
(Rev. Zechariah Symmes,) under date of the 1st, of the 12th 
mo. 1657." 

Deab BitOTncR: — Though I liave now clone ray errand inllieolher 
psper, yet metliinks I am not eadslietl to leave you ,so suildenly, bo barely. 
Iiet U8 hear from you I })ray you. Doth your ministry go on comfortably? ~ 
Find yoo fruit of your labors ? Are new converts brought in ? Do your 
duldreo and family grow more godly ? I find greatest trouble and grief 
•boat the rising generation. Young people are little elirred here ; but 
Vej strengthen one another in evil, by example, by council. Much ado 
have with my own family ; hard to get a servant that is glad of cate- 
g, or family duties. I bad a rare blessing of servants i a York- 
; and those I brought over were a bleasing; but the young 
sdotb much afflict me. Even the children of the godly, here and 
iwhere, make a woful proof, so that I tremble to think what will become 
this glorious work, when the ancients are gathered unto their fathers ; I 
grace and blessing will die with them, if ihe Lord do not show some 
I of displeasure, even in our days. We grow worldly everywhere ; 
links I see little godliness, but all in a hiirry about the world j every 
for himself ; little care of public or common good. It bath been 
I'a way, not to send sweeping judgments when the magistrates are 
ly, 8Dd grow more so. I beseech all the Bay ministers to call earnestly 
I magistrates, (that are oflen among tbcm.) tell tbem that their ^odli- 
will be our protection. If they fail, T shall fear some sweeping judg- 
its shortly; the clouds seem to be gathering. 
am hastening home, and grow very usthmatical and short breathed. 
that J might see some signs of good to the generations following, to 
me away rejoiwng ! Thus I could weary you and myself, and my 
Iiond, but I break off suddenly, good brother, I thank God, I am 
r home ( and you loo are not far off. Oh ! the weight of glory that is 
ly waiting for us, God's poor exiles ! We shall sit next the martyrs 
confessors. Oh the embraces wherewith Christ will embrace us,! 
leer up your spirits in the thoughts thereof ; and let us be zealous for 
ir God and Christ, and make a conclusion. Now the Lord bring us well 
ttrough our poor pilgrimage. 
\ Your affectionate brother, 



I, ' X EzEKiBL Rogers, bom at Welbersfield, in Essex, in Old England, 
jhow of Rowley, in Essex, in New England, being at this time of good 
*1beinor]r and competent health through God's mercy ; yet not knowing 
^fcen tbe Lord may he pleased to put an end to Ibis pilgrimage, do anlain 
Ibd make Ihb my last will and tesiamenl. And first, I will and desire 
tWerlasting pruises be given to the One holy God in Jesus Christ, as for 
~~\ hat Mercies to me, which are innumerable, bo for these ibieei e^^caiil 


126 Mevioir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogeri' Family. (April, 

blessings. First, for my nurture and education under such a Fnlher, Mr. 
Ricbard Rogers, in cutechisio, and knowledge of the holy Scriptures, the 
want whereof I see to be the main cause of the errors of the time*. 
Secondly, that whereas, 'till I was about twenty years of age, I made bat 
ill use of my knowledge, but lived in a formal profession of religion, the 
Lord was pleased by occasion of a Rore sickness which waa like to be death, 
lo make me vee ihe worth and need of Christ, and to lake Eucb hold of him 
as that 1 never could let him go lo thiw hour, whereby I am now encour- 
aged to bequeath and commit my i^oul inio his hands who haihredeemed i(, 
and my body to the earth ; since he will give me with these very eyes lo 
see my Redeemer. Thirdly, for my calling, even to be a minister of the 
Gospel, the most glorious calling in the world, which the Lord brought 
[me] into, not without difficulty, for my [day] being in Ihe time of the 
hottest persecution of that bloody hierarchy, and being enligblened con- 
cerning the evil and snare of subscription and ceremonies, 1 waa advised to 
give over the thought of the ministry, and to betake mybclf U) llie study 
and practice of physic ; but the Lord mercifully prevented that ; fur 
though it be a good and necessary calling, I have observed that the mo«t, 
through their own corruption, have made it to themselves, the very lemp- 
talion lo covelousness, or lust, or both. I therefore chose rather lo lie hid 
about a dozen years in an honorable family, exercising myself in minis- 
terial duties for about a dozen years after my leaving the University. 
Then the Lord gave me a call lo a public charge at Rowley, in Yorkshire, 
where, by the gentleness of Toby Mothew, I waa favored both for sub- 
scription and ceremonies, and enjoyed my liberty in the ministry about 
leventeen years in comfortable sort, 'till for refuting to read thai aceuned 
book that allourerl tpoHi on God't holg &ibbcah, or LoriTt day, I wat tto- 
pendeil, and by U and other lad tignt of the timel driven, mth many of 
my hearert, into Nevj England, where I have lived in my pastoral office 
about [twenly one] years, with much rest and comfort, believing the way 
of the churches here, to be according to the present light that God hali 
given, the purest in the whole world. Now age and infirmities calling 
upon me lo look daily for my change, I profess myself to have lived and 
to die an unfeigned baler of all the base opinions of the Anabaptists, and 
Antinomiiuis. and all other phrenetics, dolays of the times, that spring from 
thence, whicii God will ere long, cause to be as dung on the earth. I do 
also protest against all the evil fashions and guises of this age, both in 
apparel and that general disguisement of long ruRiun-like hair, a cnsloai 
most generally taken up at that time, when the grave and modest wearing 
of hair was a part of the reproach of Christ, as appears by the term of 
roundheads, and was carried on with a high hand, notwitbelanding tht 
known offence of so many godly persons, and without public expression of 
their reason ibr any such liberty taken. 

As for my estate, I will and dispose thereof as followeth : 
First, 1 do bequeath and give to my well beloved wife, Mary Rogof, 
my dwelling house, bam, and all the outhouses ; also, my orchard, ganteni 
imd the yards belonging, and pasturage adjoining lo the orchard on bodi 
sides of the brook ; also, ihe hemp yard, also the upper house-lot on thA 
other side of the highway, with oil the land and horse pasture ndjcnning IS 
the fame land ; I give her also six acres of arable land, by the bouse </ 
Ezekiel Northend, and my part of the warehouse pasture ; also, I give fatt 
hay-ground salt and fresh, so much as my overseers shall judge unfflrift 
to afford one year with another, thirty loads of hay, and where she will 
choose iu and all this only for her natural life. Also I give to my stud 
wife all my goods, household stuff, cattle, com, and all my slock wbaiaoerer. 

1851.] Memoir of Rev. WatAonirf Eoffers' Family. 127 

I give to my loving nephew, Mr. Samuel Stone, of Connecticut, thirty 

I give to my cousin, his eon John, ten pounds. 

I give to my dear brother and fellow officer, Mr. Phillips, five pounds, 
and Aquinas his works in folio. 

I give to my sometime servant, Elizabeth Jenny, alias Parrot, ten 

To my loving neice, Mrs. Mary WatosiuB, of Maiden, in Essex, in 
Old England, I give ten pounds. 

To my loving neice, Mrs. Eliza Cawlon, wife of the preacher of Kot- 
terdam, in Holland, I give ten pounds. 
J ^vo to the wife of my cousin Rogei-s of Billerica, five pounds. 
I give to my two present maid -servants, each of them, one ewe lamb. 
All and every of these several legacies I will to be paid within one year 
ifier my death, except that into England and Holland, which shall be 
ready to be paid as soon as they shall appoint and empower any from 
themselves, or any merchant or merchants here, that may receive it in tiieir 
beh&lf, and for their uses, and give a full aciiuittance, as empowered from 
Ibem, that so my executrix or overseers may be fully discharged thereof. 

I give alt my Latin Books to Harvard College in Cambridge, and some 
English books aa appears in the catalogue. 

Item. The rest of my estate in lands, thai are not given unto my wife, 
fatng her natural life, that is, the land at planting-hill, the land called 
Battawell's ground, and all the rest, be it meadow, tresh or sati, or other 
Mand whatever, and one third part of gates or commonage, I give to the 
dhorcfa and town of Itowley ; upon condition, that they pay, or cause 
t0 be paid, or legally tendered, unio Ezekiel Rogers, the Hon of Mr. Na- 
ftviiel Bogers, late pastor of the church of Ipswich deceased, the full sum 
<]f eight score gwimds In country pay ; the one half, that is to say, fourscore 
pmnds, within one year after my death, the other four score pounds, to be 
^/toA the next year af^r, that is, within the two years after my death. 

And I entreat and appoint Mr. John Whipple, of Ipswich, the ruling 
(Iter, to be guardian for Ezekiel Rogers to receive, or caused to be re- 
enved, this above said eight score pounds, and to give unto the church or 
town of Rowley, a full discharge and acquittance upon the receiving thereof; 
vA in case the church and town of Rowley pay not tlje above said eight 
Kwe pounds, my will is, that the above said lands, that are not given unto 
Bj wMe, shall be assigned and set over by my overseers unto Ezekiel, for 
Uie above said payment. 

Provided aUo, it shall not be in the liberty of the cliureh or town of 
Bowley, to give, sell or alien those lands or any part thereof, or appropri- 
itt them or any part of them, to any other end or use, than for this, for the 
Iwter enabling them to carry on the ministry forever. 

Also, all my bouses, barns, and orchard, and all my lands, pastures and 
commonages and meadows, which I have given unto my wife Mary 
I^ers, during her natural life, after her decease, I do bequeath and give 
unio the church and town of Rowley, to enable them the belter to main- 
l»in two leaching elders, (i. e. paslor and teacher) in the church forever, 
ni upon that condition do I give them ; the lime which I allow them for 
Uie settling of an elder shall be four years, and so from lime to time as 
God makes any changes either by doaih or removal, or any other way ; 
Mid in case that the church or town of Rowley fail of the condition of pro- 
vidiog themselves of two teaching ciders, according to the time prefixed, 
tfcat is, within four years after they have this to enable them the belter, 
and «» ftoia time to time within the said time of four yea» after Giod \>^ 

128 Memoir of Reu. Nathaniel Rogert' Family. t^P'''' 

his providence have made nay change, mj will is, that the above suiii 
housing and lands shall be to Ihe use of Harvard College, at Cambridge, 
in New England." 

I give also to the Church my silver bowls, which tbey use for the com- 
muDion. to be so used still, after my wife's decea:«e. 

And I make and appoint my said well-beloved wife, the sole executrix 
of this my will and testament. 

And i appoint Maximilian Jewctt and Samuel Brocklebank, to be over- 
seera of tlus my will and testament. 

Made and signed, the 17th of April, 16G0. 

EzEKiEL Rogers. 
WitDessed by us, 
Samuel Brocklebank, 
Maxjmiliam Jewett, 
John Broclebank. 
Sworn in Court by Maximilian Jewett and Samuel Brocklebank, to be 
the last will and testament of Mr. Ezekie! Rogers. 

Robert Lono, CUrh 
John Brocklebank, Bworo to the same in Court at I^iswich, the 26lli 
March, 1G61. 

By me, Robert Lord, Cltri. 

(9) V. Nathaniel,^ left no children. 

A SON' (4) of the Proto-martyr, was father of 

(10) REV. JOHN ROGERS* educated in the University of 

(11) Cambridge, and for many years a famous preacher of Ded- 

ham, Essex, Old England. 

He was nephew of Rev. Richard Rogers,' of Welheralield, Ea- 
sex, (3) and, having lost hia parents in early years, encoar- 
a^d in his studies and supported by him at the Univeratj. 
He was at first so wild as to sell his books aud spend the motiej, 
noth withstanding this, his kinsman procured a fresh stock, and 
sent him again to Cambridge ; not amending, but selling his 
books and spending the money as before, Mr. Rogers determined 
to cast him off ; his wife, however, a prudent woman, persuaded 
him to make another trial ; he was sent a third time to the Uni- 
versity, with books, and the grace of God changing his heart, 
became an illustrious ornament to the College and a man of most 
exemplary piety. Afterward, Mr. Rogers seeing what God had 
done for his kinsman, used to say, " I will never despair of any 
man for John Rogers' sake." 

Becoming Vicar of Hemingham, Norfolk, in 1592, he contin- 
tied there sometime, and was afterward minister of Haverfaillt 
Suffolk, whence he removed to Dcdham, Essex, passing tbcn 
the remainder of hia days. 

■ After 1 769, tlie charch and town of Rowlv; contioaed more Ibnn fonryean att- 
ont iwo UAching eldcra, and iho Corporniian of ihe Collfge took posicsiioD of da 
land), BDil arieriome trials at luw, miiinliiinvd their litk. The propertj tliiu ac^■l^ 
sd wsa wild in ITSIt. und the proreeda vctlecl inan »tBK in Walchom, whidi hM 
raccntir been wld for >5000 — .Prctt. Qaincj's Hiilor; of Harrard Dnirenitf. 

Maihe™' Maenalla. — Neai'e HistoTT of ihf Pnritaiu, — Brook'j Lirea of the Poiilnft 
Uasa. IlisL Coilcitioni. — Kliot'a ^iognipbicsl Diclionarf- — Gage's Hiiloiy (f 
Mowitj. — Bbti^'i Wintiirop. 

':S5h] Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers' Family. 129 

As a divine, he was grave and judicloua, and one of the most 
popular, powerful and aiicceaaful preaehers of the age. His great 
gift lay in the delivery of the solid truth, with a peculiar gesture 
and elocution, so that few heard him without trembling at the 
Word of God ; his labors were blest in awakening careless sin- 
ners ; and it was a saying of Bishop Brownrigg, " that he did 
more good with his wild notes, than we Bishops with our set 

Ou lecture day his congregation was gathered from all the 
country 'round, his church thronged and crowded, insomuch that 
many could not gain admitance. Yet his great usefulness could 
not screen him from the suspensions and deprivations, which 
were the portion of the Puritans of those times, when great num- 
bers of the most laborious and useful preachers, in all parts of 
the country, were buried in silence, and forced to abscond the 
fury of the High Commission. 

Being a thorough Puritan, vet of a most humble and peacea- 
ble behavior, in the year 1639, for refusing conformity to the ty- 
rannical and superstitious imposition of Bishop Laud, his lectm-e 
was suppressed. This was a great affliction, and concerning that 
I imposition, Mr. Rogers used to say ; 

"Let them take me and hang mc up by ths neck, if they will but re- 
move those stumliling blocks oul of the CliurcL." His resolutioDS about 
iubscribing, arc in his own words, " If I come into trouble for non- 
conformity, I resolve by God's uasistaoce, to come awuy with a clear con- 
Bcienee ; for though the liberty of my ministry be dear to me, I dare not 
bay it at such a rate. 1 am troubled at my former subscription, but I 
saw men of good gifls, and of good licnrts, (as I thought) go before me, 
and I could not prove that there was any thing contrary to the Word of 
God; though I disliked the ceremonies, and knew them to be unprolitable 
burdens of the Church of God ; but if I am urged again I never will 
yield ; it was my weakness before, as I now conceive, whicli I beseech 
God to pardon. Written in 1037." But after this he was again overtaken 
and yielded, which almo'it broke hix heart ; he adda : " For this I smarted, 
1631. If I had read over this, [ray former resolutionj it may be I had 
not done what I did." 

How severe arc such trials to a poor man, with a numerous 
family of children, and how sore the distresses of a wounded 


Of his peculiar and impressive manner of preaching, the fol- 
lowing is an instance, related by the great Dr. Howe, when 
preaching on the Divine authority of the sacred Scriptures. The 
circumstance was related to Dr. Howe by Dr. Thomas Goodwin, 
" sometime President of Magdalen College, in Oxford,"' who 
being in his youth a student at Cambridge, and having heard 
much of Mr. Rogers, of Dedham, purposely took a journey to hear 
him preach on his lecture day. The lecture being then so fre- 
quented, that to those who came not early, there was no possibil- 
ity of getting room in that very spacious church. 

130 3Iemoir of Itev. Nathaniel Hogert' Family. [April, 

Mr. Rogers was at the time on the subject of the Scriptures, 
and in the course of hia sermon, he falls into an expostulation 
with the people about their neglect of the Bible ; he personates 
God to the people, telling them — 

"Well, I have iruslcd you so long with my Bible, you have eliglited it; 
it lies in su<^h and aucli houses, covered with dust and cobwchit ; you care 
not lo look at IL Do you use my Bible so ? Well, you shall have my 
Bible no longer ! " And he lukes up ihe Bible from the cusLlon and 
seems aa if going away with it ; but immediately turns again, and 
personates the people to God, falls down upon his knees, criea and 
jileada most earnestly, — " Lord, wliatever thou doest to us, take not thy 
Bible from us ; kill our children, bum our houses, destroy our goods, only 
spare us our Bible 1 " And he personates God again lo the people, " eay 
you !o F W'cll, I will try you a little longer, and here is my Bible for 
you ; I will see how you will use it, whether you will love it more and 
live more according to it ! " 

By these actions, the congregation were remarkably affected. 
The people were generally deluged with tears ; and Goodwin 
himself, when he got out, and was to take horse to be goue, was 
fain to hang a quarter of an hour on the neck of hia horse weep- 
ing, before he had power to mount, so strange an impression was 
there made upon him, and generally upon the people, on having 
been thus expostulated with on the neglect of the Bible. 

The following letter to Mr. John Winthrop, jr., {afterward 
Gov. of Connecticut,) at Bristol, about embarking for New Eng- 
land, will serve to show his sympathies with the sufferings of 
others ; 

Good Mb. Winthrop, — 

I hope you have my lellcrs with certain moneys that I sent to en- 
treat, of all love to provide some little mailer of butler and meal for su<:h 
as I named, wherein I earnestly entreat your loving faithfulness and care to 
procure and direct it to them, to Jeflrey Baggies, late of Sudbury, — he 
is the chief, but this day I have received so Imnenlablc a letter from one 
John Page, late of Dedbam, that hath hia wife and two children there, 
and he cerUfies me, that unless God stirs up some friends to send him 
some provision, he is like to star\e. Now 1 pity the man much, and have 
sent you twenty shillings, entreating you, for God's sake, lo provide such 
a barrel of meal as this money will reacli unto, and direct it over to John 
Page, with this my teller enclosed. In which I pray God to move your 
heart to be very careful, for it stands upon Ibeir lives ; and it cuts me to 
the heart to hear that any of our neighbours Ghould be like to famish. If 
we could possibly help to prevent it, I should be glad, so ceasing to trouble 
you farther, I commend you, and the weighty business you are about, to 
the blessing of Almighty tied, who wpeed it happily. 

I sent a letter to your father, which was directed to Mr, ILirwood, I 
beseech you to be a help to the safe sending of iL 

Your Worship's in ihe Lord, 

John ItooEUB. 

Among hia friends and acquaintance, were many of the 

1851.] Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Itogeri' Family. 131 

earliest New England Divines, who emigrated to fliis coun- 
try, and eapeirially Rev. Mr. Hooker, of Connecticut, who 
was accnstomed to call him "the Prince of all the preachers of 

His method as a writer is proper, his language familiar yet 
often energetic, and his strain evangelical, animated, and exper- 
imentaL He was author of several excellent treatises, partic- 
ularly an Exposition of the 1st epistle of Peter, an e<iition of 
which, published in 1659, contains hia portrait. The editor says ; 
" His name is a sweet savour poured forth, and his praise among 
the saints is in all the churches ; his words were as sparks of fire, 
and he was both a Boanerges, a son of thunder, and a Barnabas, 
a son of consolation." 

A w^ork entitled the "Doctrine of Faith," (the eighth edition 
of which was published at London, 1640,) was dedicated to " the 
Right worshipful! the Lady Mildmay, of Graces, and to Mistria 
Helen Bacon, of Shribland Hall, and to Mistris Gurdon wife to 
Master Brampton Gurdon, of Assington, (whose daughter Mariel, 
m. Richard, eldest son of Sir Richard Saltonstall, who returned 
from New to Old England, 1631,) her sisters," of whom he observes, 
" I have also had exceeding great experience of your love, both 
to me and to my Ministerie, and am mueh bound unto you 
all" Sir Henry Mildmay, (husband of the above lady Mildmay, 
and son of Sir Thomas Mildmay and Alice Winthrop sister of 
Adam, father of Gov. Winthrop,) was one of those few worthies, 
whose mansions afforded a secure asylum for the persecuted 
Puritans, where was kept alive the flame of religion, which, 
but for their efforts would have died out during this (James I.) 

Otherworkswere the "Treatise of Love," and" Sixty memorials 
for a Godly life," written at Haverhill, in 1598. They are worthy 
of a careful perusal and study, and may be found entire in the 
Magiialia of Dr. Cotton Mather, of Boston, N, E., they have 
also been published in Old England, with other extracts from 
eminent Divines, in a miniature volume entitled, " A brief Direc- 
tory for Evangelical ministers." 

Mr. Rogers' was thrice married, the name of his Lst wife is 
unknown, his 2d was Elizabeth Gold, widow of John Hawes, 
his third was Dorothy Stanton, widow of Richard Wiseman, of 
Wigborough, Essex. 

He died in 1636, The Rev. John Knowles was present, who 
preached his funeral sermon. 

In the village burial-ground, at Dedham, in Essex, Old England, 

Jlaiher's Magnolia. — Nenl's History of the Pnrilans. — Brook's Lives 
of the Puritans. — Mass. Hist, Coll. — SavH go's Winthrop, — Memoir of 
iln. Long. — Hutchinson's History of Mass. 


132 Memoir of Itev. Nathaniel Rogers' Famihj. [April, 

is yef visibln among the most striking monuments, one with this 
Inscription : 

Johannes Rogers! us, 

Hiu rjoam 

Frsilieavit evpectat 


Oc-t 8: 
Domini IG36. 

MWm di 

M'xiiMerii A2 

Iluio I'kpU'Wffi 31 


llic affLi't anperi 

Sv mho! urn posiiit 

Geo. Danne chinirg. bonis. 

REV. JOHN,= (10) of Dtdiiam, and 2d wife ELIZABETH 
GOLD, had children, 

(11) I. REV. NATHANIEL," (a second son) born while 

(U) his father was settled at Haverhill, about 1598 ; cdncatcd 
at the Grammar School of Dcdham, 'till about the age of four- 
teen, when he entered Emanuel College, Cambridge, making here 
great proficiency in Academic learning ; there was added to all 
this the fear of God, implanted by the counsels of his pious moth- 
er while he sat on her knees, and jjy his holy father as he came 
to ri(}er years ; and from childhood he gave proof of the blessing 
of God on his parents' care to instruct him that he might be wise 
unto salvation. 

Being accustomed from early youth to very serious devotional 
exercises, both social and private, and having in the hurry of his 
avocations gone abroad one morning before engaging in his usu- 
al services, his horse happened to stumble in a plain road, catift- 
ing a dangerous fall, by which he was much bruised ; this awak- 
ened a reriection on the omission in the morning, so that for the 
rest of his life he was careful to neglect none of his daily devo- 
tions for the sake of mere temporal calls. 

Though of a pleasant and cheerful disposition, yet sometimes 
he was inclined unto melancholy, attended and perhaps produc- 
tive, in his own mind, about his interest in the favor of God. 
Whence, after having been a preacher of some standing, he had 
anxious doubts about his own regeneration, concluding that no 
grace of God had ever been wrought in him, whereupon a minis- 
ter, his near friend, gave him this advice, " to let all go for lost and 
begin again on a new foundation." But upon recollecting him- 
self, he found that he could not forego, and might not renounce 
all his blessed experience, and so his doubts expired. 

The first sermon which he ever preached, was at Sproughton, 
in Norfolk, " mens : 11 (January) d. 23. 1619." 

He engages as Chaplain to a person of quality, and after- 
ward undertakes the charge of a large congregation at Boolting, 
in Essex, under Dr. Barkham, not however without the surprise 
of many, that the son " of the most noted Puritan in England," 
should be employed by an Episcopal Doctor, so high in favour 

1851.] Mtmoir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers' Family. 133 

with Bishop Land, but Dr. Barkham, a good preacher himself, was 
willing to gratify the religioue predilMtioiia of his parishjonere ; 
although Mr, Rogers did three quarters of the work, the Dr. would 
not spare a tenth of his revenues, which from his divers livings 
amounted to nearly a thousand a year, bntwas otherwise exceed- 
ingly courteous ; the parishioners, however, testified their affec- 
tion, by maintaining him at their own expense. 

On turning his attention to the controverted points of disci- 
pline, which had occasioned his father so much perplexity and 
trouble to ascertain the clear path of duty, he confers with the 
Rev, Mr. Hooker, of Chelmsford, on the ground of his dissatisfac- 
tion at the ceremonies imposed, and soon afterward being present 
at the funeral of a distinguished person. Dr. Barkham was dis- 

R leased because he did not wear the surplice ; not wishing public- 
j to affront, he privately advised him to seek some other place. 

The living at Assington, in Suffolk, being now vacant, was be- 
stowed on him by the Bishop of Norwich, where he remained 
qoietly, five years ; while here it was said in a publication by 
an eminent person, " Mr. Nathaniel Rogers, a man so able and 
BO judicious in eoul work, that I would have betrusted my soul 
with him as soon as with any man in the Church of Christ," 
Here his ministry was highly respected and very successful among 
all classes, not only in the town but in the neighbourhood. 

"He was a lively preacher and by his holy living so farther 
meached as to give much life unto all his other preaching. 
There was usually every Lord's day a greater number of hearers 
than could crowd into the Church, and of those many ignorant 
ones were instructed, many ungodly ones converted, and many 
BOrrowfiil ones comforted. Though not having hia father's voice 
he was considered to have ministerial abilities in some respects 
beyond him; and hia labors were such as to impair his health, 
while his eloquence was as arrows in the hands of a mighty man 
and he knew not only how .to build the temple but to carve it!" 

It was the resolution of the Hierarchy that the ministers who 
would not conform to their impositions must be silenqed all over 
the Kingdom: perceiving the storm approach, he chose to prevent 
the censures of the Ecclesiastical Courts, and resigned his place to 
the Patron, in order that some Godly conformist might be there- 
with invested. Nevertheless his conscience would not allow him 
wholly to lay down the exercise of his ministry, so he resolved on 
removing to New England. 

His father-in-law, a gentleman of Coggeshall, in Essex, of a 
very considerable estate, would gladly have maintained him and 
his family, if he would have staid at home, but seeing his mind 
bent on the New England voyage, he durst not oppose it He was 
by no means fitted to encounter the hardships of the journey, but 
with his wife and young family foregoing all worldly advantages, 
embarked and sailed from Gravesend, for Boston ; his convictions 
and resolutions sustaining him through a most tedious passage, 
withoat any disaster, for although nine or ten weeks, was the or- 

184 Memoir of Rev. Nutltaniel Rogers^ Family. [ April, 

dinaiy length of the trip in those times, they were twenty four 
teeeka upon the water ; the winds continuing so contrary aft*r 
reaching the Banks of New-Foundland, that they held a consul- 
tation on returning to Old England ; but appointing a day of 
fasting and prayer, the weather soon after cleared up, and the 
wind hauling fair, they arrived all in good health, in November, 
163fi, after having been on allowance of half a pint of water 
a man, and short, of all other provision. 

Mr. Rogers was discouraged on his arrival, to find the Colony 
thrown into a great state of excitement by the Familistieal opin- 
ions, which had occasioned so much disturbance as to engage all 
persona on one side or other of the controversy, all the country 
over ; but it was settled peaceably by a Synod, convened at Cam- 
bridge the next year, whereat with Rev, Mr, Partridge of Diixbury, 
(who came over in the same ship) he contributed largely by 
judicious discourses and collations. 

The first invitation extended him, was to settle at Dorchester, 
Massachusetts, near where part of the good men who came with 
him, among whom were some of his father's parishioners, re- 
mained, and from the name of their native town in Old England, 
called the place Dedham. With the rest, who could not all here 
be conveniently accommodated, he settled at Ipswich, Mom., 
having been invited to take the place of Rev. Nathaniel Ward 
(well known as author of the "Cobbler of Agawam") about 
being released from his engagement on account of his health, 
" in whose stead the Church called to office this holy man of 
God, whose labours in this Western world have been very great, 
n very sweet heavenly minded man," of whom Johnson in his 
Wonder-working Provide nee further says; 

" Through boystroas Seas lliy brittle frame of Man 
It safely is in Christ's sweet arincs iiifuld. 
No wonder then ttiou weak dust stotely can. 

Preach Christs in 's trutlis why he doth ihee uphold ? 
Why Rogers he thee over Sea hath fett 

./gainst the day of Batlcll, now at hand, 
No sooner are thy feet one those shores tet 

But lenders do Christ truth withstand. 
Undaunted thou these Wcstemc Fields dost enter, 

Filld with the spirits ready sword at hand, 
Ingage thou wilt thy selfe, 'mongst hardships venter; 
Valiant thou foughtst under thy Christ's command. 
And yet witli all men would^t have peace thy aime, 

If deepe to wound, and sweetly then to say. 
Come to my Christ, hee'l henle your wounds againe ; 

Const but submit hee'l never say tliee nay. 
With learned Method thou Goils word <livides ; 

Long laluuring that eHch soule miiy take his part, 
Tby grattous speech with grave tinjiressiou bides ; 
Thus Christ by thee is pletu'd to win the heart, 
Myftlujc lament, Niithaniel is decaying : 

Why dust thou gnitch Iiim Menven, such toile hath had, 
In Chrisl hi* Vineyjird rather he thou praying; 
That in Christ's aimes he resting may be gUd." 

1831.] Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogtre' Family. 135 

0(i the 20th of Ftbraary, 1G38, Mr. Ward having laid down 
his pastoral charge, Mr. Rogera an<t the celebrated Mr, John Nor- 
ton (afterward of Boston,) were ordained, the one Pastor, and 
the other Teacher of the Church at Ipswich. At his ordination 
he preached from the 2d. Cor. 2. 16 : " Who is sufficient for these 
things ?" a sermon so copious, judicious, accurate, and elegant, 
that it struck hia hearers with admiration. 

Here was a renowned Church consisting mostly of such 
enlightened Christians that their pastors in the exercise of their 
ministry might say, " Sentire se non tain Disciiiuloi habere quant 

It was deemed a pity that the public should not enjoy some of 
his discourses, but his physician advised that if he went on trans- 
cribing, his disposition to accuracy would so deeply engage him 
as to endanger his health. Wherefore he left few monuments of 
his ministry but in the hearts of hia people. " He had eminent 
learning, singular piety, and holy zeal, and his auditory were his 
Epistle seen and read of all that knew them." As the graces of 
a Christian so the gifts of a minister in him were beyond the 
ordinary attainments of good men. " I shall do a wrong unto 
his name," says the learned Rev. Dr. Cotton Mather, " if I do not 
freely say that he was one of the greatest men that ever set foot on 
the American strand, I may, without injury or odium, venture to 
compare him with the very beat of the true ministers which 
made the best days of New England, and say he came little if 
any behind the very chiefest of them all." 

He was subject, among other infirmities, to bypocondraism, 
wherewith when first surprisedj he thought himself dying, but a 
physician of long experience convinced him that it was a chro- 
nical distemper ; while under this early depression, the famous 
minister, John Cotton, in a letter dated March 9tli, 1631, thus en- 
couraging hiin, wrote, 

" I blest) the Lord with you who 5upport«lh your feeble body, to do bim 
service, and meanwhile perfcctelh the power of his grace in your wealc- 
ne$«. You koow wbo said it, unmortifled strength posteth hard to hell, 
but MMictified weakness creepetb fast lo heaven. Let not your epir'it fttiiit 
though your body do. Your soul is jirecioua in God's si^'lit ; your hairs 
are numbered, and the number and measure of your fainting fits and 
wearisome nights are weigbcd and limited by bis hand, who bath ^ven 
you his Lord Jesus Christ to take upon him your infirmitica and heal 
your Bicknesa." 

In 1655, an epidemic cough prevailed among most of the fam- 
ilies in the plantation of New England, which proved fatal to 
Mr. Rogers, though no apprehensions were entertained for his life 
until the last morning. During his sickness he was full of pleas- 
ant conversation, and one of his last acts was to bless the three 
children of his only daughter Margaret (wife of Rev. Wm. Hub- 
bard) who had been particularly dutiful unto him. He expired 
on the afternoon of July 3d, of this year, aged 57. His last 
words were, " My times are in thy hands ; " thus departed one of 
the early Fathers of New England. 

136 Memoir of liev. Nathanitl Hogeri' Family. [April, 

He was known lo have kept a Diary, bul with much reaerratiofi, which 
two friends, at hiti requesi, threw into the lire, where it waa entirely con- 
Bumed. The loss of these rich pupera is lo be litmcnle<l, containing pn>l>- 
ably much matter relating to early cwloitial history ; undoubtedly tbey not 
only would have served to gratify curioiiity, but informed and cdilied. 

His only publiraiion was a letter written from New England lo an Hon. 
member of the House of Commons at Westminster, in 1643, in which he 
pathetically urges " that the Parliament would confess the guilt of neglect- 
ing, yea, of rejecting motions of reformation in former parliaments, and 
proceed now more fiilly to answer the jusl expectations of heaven." In 
it were also a. few lines of merited censure agninst the dishonorable asper- 
sions on the King by " Mereurius Brittanicus." 

This letter was printed under authority of Parliament, being licensed 
by Calamy, one of the great Westminster Divines ; the newspapers 
alfecled to consider it part of an Oxford or Koyal Plot and insinuated that 
the king had agents in New England, such is the reception of truth and 
decency during a civil war ; " perhaps the author of the Magnalia thought 
it unworthy of the amiable Pilgrim lo record with honor this gentle re- 
monstrance in favour of his sovereign," 

He left also a manuscript (written in a neat lAtin style, of which he 
was a complete master) etititled " A Vindit^ation of the Congregational 
Church Government." 

A nuncupative Will of Mr. Rogers waa proved Sept. 26, 1645, at the 
Probate in Efisex, by the oaths of Mr. Ezektel Cheever and Deacon John 
Whipple. It is in Ihe hand-writing of Mr. Cheever (who was the first 
master of the Grammar school at Ipswich, and afterward the dis^n- 
guishcd master of the I>atin School at Boston.) it is a very neat specimen 
of the chirography of the age. The caption runs thus — 

" The last Will and testament of Mr. Nathaniel Roger?, Pastor 
of the Church of Christ, at Ipswich, as was taken from his owu 
mouth, July 3ci, Anno Dora., 1655, 

A clause in this Will indicates his just and equitable views in the tranf- 
mission of property, and that his children were all equal in bis afiectionj, 
moreover his di^iappTObation of the law of primogeniture. 

"To my son John, (who was eldest) to prevent eipeclation of a double 
portion, I have not so bequeathed ; he hath never been by any labor ser- 
viceable to his brethren, but halh been upheld by their labor and pain 
while he hath been determining his way (i. e. receiving a College education] 
therefore I give and bequeath to him an equal portion with his other breth- 
ren, viz., ye sume of one hundred pounds of my estate in New Englandi," &c. 
He makes like bequests to his other sons. Niuh'l, Sam'l, and TimotLy, but 
to his son Ezekiel, " twenty pound wliich he shall have liberty to take in 
my books if he please," (liis estate having already been at the charge of 
giv-ing him also a College education, and was probably in especlalion uf 
more from bis kinsman, Rev, Ejiekiel Rogers of Rowley, M&ss,, tur whom 
he was named.) 

Among other clauses in the Will are the following : " To my cousin 
JouN Rogers, I give ard bequeath the sura of five [wimds which is in ye 
hands of Ensign Howlett." 

"To the children of my cousin John Harris, of Rowley, rir., Elizabeth, 
Nathaniel, John, and Miuy, I give and bequeath to each, the sum of twenty 

" To Maht QuiLTER, my moid servant, I give the sum of three pounds," 

"To Sarah Fillybhowme, my other servant, I give the Bunj of three 

pounds." m^^r^r- 

1851.] Memoir of ihe Rev. Nathaniel Rogers' Family. 137 

His wife was Margaret, the daughter of Sir? Robert Crane, of 
Coggeshall, Essex, Old England, by hia Ist wife Mary, daughter 
of Samuel Sparhawk, Esq., of Dedham, Essex. The 3* wife of 
Mr. Crine was Margaret, daughter of Robert MaidHtone, of Brox- 
ted Hall in Essex, relict of Walter Closton. 

The name of Mr. Crane often appears among the Records of 
the meetings held in England, as one of " The Governor and 
Company," of the New Colony to be planted in Massachusetts Bay.' 

(12) 11. ,»m. Rev. John Hudson, Rector of Capel. 

in SufToIlt, England, " an eminent preacher " whose brotJier 
Sanmel Hudson succeeded him in the rectory, and m. Hannah 
■yViiieman, a stepdaughter of Rev. John Rogers^, (10). 

(13) HI. SAMUEL.a 

A half sister of Rev, Nathaniel Rogers (11) Elizabeth Hawes 
m. Rev Richard Holmestead, Rector of Avwarton in Sullblk, then 
Chaplain to Lord Chaneellor Loftus in Ireland, and finally, when 
driven out by the Rebels, placed in Dennington Rectory, Sutlbl^. 

Rev. NAtHANIEL-a, (11) and Margaret Crane, had childrenX 
(14) I. REV. DR. JOHN', 5th President of Harvard College, ^ 
(22) "born at Coggeshall, in Essex, England, Jan. (11m.) 1630," 
came with his father to New England, 1636 — was graduated at 
Harvard College, in 1649, studied as was usual at that time, both 
Physic and Divinity, and assisted his father, Mr. Cobbet, and Mr. 
Hubbard, in the ministry at Ipswich. He took the principal charge 
of the Thursday lecture, while they attended to other church and 
parish concerns. His salary, voted here 'till 1681, was less than 
theirs, because they were expected to do more in the ministry ; 
he being much otherwise employed as the principal physician in/ 
the town. -^ 

In June, 1676, he was unanimously chosen President of Ha> 
vard College, which office he declined : after the decease of Presi- 
dent Oakea (who was a class-mate) he was again elected in 
April, 1682, and installed August 12th, 1683; this event he did 
not long survive, but died suddenly on the day succeeding Com- 
mencement of the next year ; the duties of that occasion hasten- 
ing his end, having been thus cut off while his varied prospect of 
usefulness was bright and full of promise. 

" So sweet was his disposition, that the title of Delidce. hu-mani 
generis might have been given him. And his real piety set off 
with the accomplishments of a gentleman, was like a gem set in 

The following verses by President Rogers, addressed to Anne, 
wife of Gov. Simon Bradstrect and daughter of Gov. Thomas 
Dudley of Mass., a poetess, and one of the most accomplished la- 
dies of her time, afford a specimen of the classical taste and ele- 
gance of the early New England scholars. 

• Hniher"* MagnBlia.— Maw. HiaLCollertionjt. — Halchinaon'sHiat of Mafa. — An 
Ancient Mcmorsnilum [iouk, in the haoiiHTiling of Rev. Nalhaniel Bneers. — Fcll'i 
Unlotj o( Ipswirh. — Probalc of Wiik in F^sex Connty, Mmb. — Savage' a Win- 
ihrop. — Hnlibftrd'i Jonrnul. — Yoang's Chronicles ot Mass. 

Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogeri' Family. [April, 

Mai>ah, twice through the Muses' grove I walkt. 
Under your blissfule liowres, I filirowding Ibere, 

It seeni'd with Nymphs of Helicon I talkt. 

For there those BWeel-lip'd sifters sporting were, 

Apollo witli his sacred lute eate by, 

Od high they made Uii;ir heavenly sonnets five, 
Foeiea around they alrow'd, of eweetest poesie. 

Tivice have I drunk the nectar of your lines, 
Whicli high subhm'd my mean bom phantaaie, 

Flusbt with these streams of jour Maronean wioefl 
Above myself rapt to an extasie : 

Uetbougtit I was upon mount Hybla's top. 

There where I miglit those fnignint flowers lop, 
Whence did sweet odors flow, and honey spanglefl drop. 

To Venus* shrine no altars raised are, 

Nor venom'd slial^s from painted quiver fly : 

Nor wanton Dove-s of Apiirodiie's Carr, 
Or fluttering there, or here forlornly lie : 

Lorne paramours, not cliulting birds tuU news, 

How sage Apollo Daphne hot pursues, 

Or stately Jove himself is wont to haunt the stews. 

Nor barking Satyrs breallie, nor dreary clouds 
Exhaled from Styx, their dismal drops dixtit 

Within these fairy, flowry fields, nor shrouds 

The screeching night raven, with his shady quill: 

But lyrick strings here Oqihcus nimbly hitts, 
Arion on his sikdled dolphin sits, 
Clianting as every humour, age and season fila. 

Here silver swans, with nightingales set apells, 
Which sweetly charm llic traveller, and raise 

Earth's earthed monarchs, from iheir hidden cells. 
And to appearance summon lapsed daves. 

Their heav'nly air becalms the swelling frayes, 
And fury fell of elements allaycs, 
By paying every one due tribute of his praise. 

This eeem'd the scite of all those verdant vales, 
And purled springs, whereat the Nymphs do play : 

With lofty hills, where Poets rear their tales. 
To heavenly vaults, which heav'nly sound repay 

By echo's sweet rebound : here ladyc's kiss, 
Circling nor songs, nor dant-e's circle miw ; 
But whibt those Syrens sung, I sunk in sea on>l!BB. 

Thus weltring in delight, my virgin mind 

Admits a rajie ; truth still lyes undescri'd, 
Its singular tliot plural peem'd : I find 

'T woa fancic's ghiss alone that muUijili'd ; 
Nature with art so closely did combine. 

I though 1 saw the Muses treble trine, 
T^liich pniv'd your lonely Muse superiour to the Nine. 

Memoir of Reo. Nathaniel Jlogert^ Family. 139 

Tour only hand those poesies did compose ; 

Your heiid tiie source, whence all those springs did flow : 
Your voice, whence changes sweetest notes arose : 

Your feet that kept the dance alone, I trow : 
Then vail your bonnets, Poetasters all, 

Strike, lower amain, and at these humhiy fall. 
And deem yourselves adviuic'd to be her pedestal. 

Should all with lowly congees laurels bring, 

Waste Flora'n magazine to And a wreathe, 
Or Fincii's banks, 'twere too moan offering ; 

Your Muse n fairer garland duth bequeath 
To guard your fairer front j here 't is your name 

Shall stand immarhled ; this your little frame 
Shall great Colossus be, (o your eternal fame. 

; following Epitaph upon his tombstone, in the burial ground 
Tibridge, (of whirh at this day no traees are visible) is eup- 
to have been written by one of the Students, Dr. Cotton 

Mandatur huic Terrx & Tumulo 

Humanitatis ^rarium, 

Theologice Horreum 

Optimarum Literarum Bibliotheca, 

Ket lledicinalis Systenka, 

Integrilatis DomicilJum, 

- Fidei Reponilorium, 

Christians Simplicitatis Exemplar, 

Sc. Domini Revervndissimi 


Nov — Anolica, FiLii 

DEDI1A.MENSI3, in veieri AngUil per 

Orbem Terrarum clarissimi, nepotis 

Collegii tlarvardani 

Lectissimi, ac merit6 dilectissiml Fresidis 

Para Terrestior 

Cielestior, a novis erepta fuit 

Julii 2d A.D. M.DCLXXX. IV, 


Clara eat pars reslaiis nobis & quando cadaver. 
e relict of President Rogers, Madame Elizabeth, died at 
,ch, 13 June, 1723, M. 82. She was the only daughter of 
r General Daniel Denison, of Ipswich, and Patience 
Ev, a daughter of Governor Thomas, (son of Capt Roger 
Ev) and sister of Gov. Josehii Dudlev of IVIasHachusett^. 
neral Denison was a son of William Denison of Roxbury, 
arae from England us early as 1633, when he was of Cam- 
e, and a freeman in 1634, in wliich year the Legislature 
Its him 200 acres of Land, on the east side of Charles River. 
)ving to Ipswich, there also land is assigned him in 1635. 
became a person of great civil and military distinctioa in 

140 Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Sogers' Family. [April, 

Wa^ appointed Captain of Ipswich bj the Legislature in IG37 ; in 1G43 
was on a Commiltee to put the Country in a posture of defence ; in the 
year following, the two Counties of Essex and Norfolk, were joined under 

his command aa Major, witli Whittingham, as Captain LieutenauL 

In 1645, the Inliabilants of Ipswich agree to pay him £24.7, annually, to 
be iheir military leader. — 1646. He is one of llie Commissioners to treat 
with D'Aulnay at Penobscot — was of the Artillery Company. 1652, and 
in the absence of Major Gen'l Rob't Sedgwick, held command of all the 
troops. The next year, he waa chosen by the Legislature Major General 
of the Colony, and continued in this office by election, for 10 years at dii- 
fereut periods, 'till 1G80. 

He represented Ipswich iii the General Court for some years 
in 1649 and 1652, waa Speaker of the House of Representatives 
Secretary of the Colony 1653, in the absence of Edward Bawson 
Justice of the Quarterly Court — also. Reserve Commissioner of 
the United Colonies, 1658, and Commissioner of tlie same eight 


from 1654 to 1662. 

In 1664, he rose to be Assistant, and continued in the ofBce, 
'till 1683, the year of his death. 

In the proceedings of the Two Commissioners of the United 
Colonies, we may see how important regard was paid to his judg- 
ment in the agitations between New Haven and the Dutch in 

Tliat it was best •' to forbear the use of the sword till the providence 
of God should by further evidence clear up the case to the consciences of 
tliose who were concerned in the determination of the matter," to which 
the General Court of Massachusetts assented, not judging it expedient for 
those who came into America to preach and profess the Gospel of peaces, 
to be over forward to enter into a war with their Christian neighbors of 
the same reformed religion, though of another nation, upon slender or not 
any consideralile grounds. By these means the difference was at last 
fairly ended, which else might have had a fatal issue to one or more vt 
these Colonies. 

1657. He receives instruction from the Commissioners of the 
United Colonies to go with two others and require Ninigrett tbe 
Niantick Sachem to forbear hostilities against the people of 

19. May 1658. 

"It \i ordered by the General Court of Massachusetts that Major Gen* 
eral Daniel Denison diligently peruse, examine and weigh every law nid 
compare tliera with others of like nature, and such as are dear, plain, and 
good, free from any just exceptions, to stand without any animadveTMOM 
as approved, such as are repealed or fit to be repealed, lo be so niarlted, 
and the reusona given, such as are obscure, con Iradic lory, or eeeming u^ 
to rectify and the emendations make — 

Where there are two or more laws about one and the t<ame thin^ to 
prepare a draught of one law that may comprehend the same, to nuke s 
plain and easy table, and to prepare what else may present in the pen^ 
in' of them to be useful, and moke return at the next session of ihit 

At the next session of the General Court, 19tli Oct^ 1 G58. It L« 
ordered ibat the Book of Laws aa they bad been revised and comcted 

1851,] Memoir of Rev. Natltanid Rogers^ Family. 141 

and put into form by order of the Court, together with the alterationa and 
addiliun^ liereanlo expressed, shall forthwith be printed and be in force in 
one month after the same, and that there shall be a perfect table made 
thereunto, what remains to be done to be prepared for the press by our 
honored Majob General, &e.; that the preface to the old Law Book, 
with suih alterationa aa shall be ju<%ed meet by the Governou [Jobs 
Esdicott] and Major General, be added thereto. 

He is graQted one quarter of Block Island " for his great pains 
in transcribing the lawa." 

In 16G2, be has 600 acres of land which were assigned to him, Oct., 
1C60, beyond Merrimack, laid out, beginning " at tbe upper end of an 
Island over against Old Will's wigwam." In IG72, he makes preparation 
u General to resist the Indians who bad crossed the Merrimack. 1675, 
the Assistants write to liim encouraging bis efforts to raise forces for 
attacking the Indians in their quarters. .'In 1 67G, Feb., he is required to 
repair to Marlborongh and order the troops thither. Aug. 6, he writes to 
the assistants that great alarm prevails in this part of Esses, because the 
enemy had passed the Merrimack. In Oct., he is ordered to Portsmouth 
to take command of the Eastern expedition. 

Randolph, in 1673, enumerates General Denison among the 
few principled men in the Magistracy. The moderate spirit by 
vhich he was actuated had not a general spread, yet the contin- 
oaoce of his election to the same rank, when his sympathy was 
not, in relation to the controversy with the crown, in uniaion with 
that of the people, ia evidence of the stronghold his vurtue and 
pnblic labors had acquired. 

He died Sept 20th, 1682, at Ipswich, Mass., and was biuied 
on the 22d. The Rev. Wm. Hubbard preached his funeral sermon, 
in which it is jusdy remarked, " The greater is our sonow, who are 
now met together to solemnize the funeral of a person of so great 
worth, enriched with so many excellencies, which made him live 
neither undesired nor unlamented, nor go to the grave unob- 

He loft a bdok at his decease called " Irenicon, or Salve for New 
England's sore," printed in 1684, In this work is considered, 
1. " What are our present maladies? 2. What might be the 
occasion thereof. 3. The danger. 4, The blamable cause. 5. 
The cure." 

To his only daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of President Rogers,* 
be bequeathed 600 acres of land. He left one son, John, who 
married Martha, daughter of Deputy Gov, Sam'l Symonds and 
and his wife who was a daughter of Gov. Winthrop, of Mass. 

(15) H NATHANIEL,*'-bornatAssington, in Suffolk, Eng- 
land, Sept. 30, 1632," came with his father to Ipswich, Mass., 

• Ancient Memo. Book in handwriting of Rev, Nath, Rogers. — Ilutch- 
ineon's HlM. of Mass. — - Felt's Hist, of Ipswich. — Hubbard's N. Eng. — 
Savage's Winlbrop. — Mafs. Hist, Coll. — Mather's Mag. — Eliot's Biog. 
Die. — Pres'L Quincy's \\\it. H. U. — Ipswich Town Records. — New 
Hamp. Hist. Collections. — Essex Co. Probate Records. — Hazard's 
Historical Collections. — Suffolk Co. Deeds. 

142 Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Roger»' Family. [April, 

1636, "a trooper against the Indians." He died June 14th, 1680, 
and was probably unmarried, as he gave liis property by verbal 
will " to his nephew John (22) the eldest son of his brother John." 

(16) III. SAMUEL*, "born at Asssington, in Suffolk, Eng- 
(26) land, llmo. (Jan. 16,) 1634," came with his father to 

Ipswich, 1636. 

He married, 1st, 12 Dee. 1657, Judith, daughter of Mr, Samuel 
Applf.ton and MahT Everard (or Everett,) of Ipswich, 163o, 
to whieh place, he emigrated from Old England, where he was b. 
at Little Waldingfield in 1586. She died, July, 1659. It is un- 
known if he left any issue by her. His 2d wife was Sarah, 
daughter of Mr. Jonathan Wade of Ipswich, to whom he was 
married 13th Nov., 1661. Mr. Rogers was town clerk of Ipswich 
Viii 1653 ; he died Dec. 21st, 1693. 

(17) IV. TIMOTHY,* "a merchant of Boston, Mass^ Nov. 
9th, 1688," (bom probably at Ipswich, Mass.,) any information 
of him after this date would be a favor to the Editor of this 

(18) V. EZEKIEL,* (b. probably at Ipswich, Mass.,) m. Mrs. 
(36) MARGARET, (widow of Mr. Thomas Scott of Ipswich,) 

eister of Rev. Wm. Hubbard, was graduated at Harvard College, 
1659, and died July 5th, 1674. 

(19) VL MARGARET*(b. probably at Ipswich,) m. Bev. 
(42) William Hlhbard, of Ipswich, who was born in England, 

1621, and came to N. E., 1630, son^f Mr. Wm. Hubbard (an rmin* 
ent inhabitant of Ipswich, afterwards of Boston, to which place he 
removed about 1662 — " a learned man, being well read in State 
matters, of a very affable and humble behavior, though he be slow 
in speet;h, yet is he downright for the businesae.") Rev. Wm. 
Hubbard was a graduate of the first class at Harvard College in 
1642, and invited to preach at Ipswich as colleague with Rev. 
Thomas Cobbctt in 1656. In 1676 he preached the election ser- 
mon. In 1679 his Historical work receives the approbation of the 
colonial licensers and was soon published in Boston, it contained 
" A nnrralive of the trouble witli the Indiai)8, with a supplement con* 
ceming tlie war with the Pequods in 1637, and a Tulile and Postseript. 
also a Narrative of ilie Troubles with the IndiaiiB in N. E. from Piscaia- 
qua to Pemaquid." The same book was licensed in London, Jane 27ili, 
and immediaiely printed there under the title, " Present ilaie of JCtw 
EnKland." Mr. Huhbnni was on a visit to England In 1678, and was 
probably there to superintend the publieation of this work ; Ibis wm 
afterwards thrown into the present form of his " Indian Wars." " 1G8(I, 
May 19lh, as Mr. Hubbard halh compiled a history of New England, a 
committee arc chosen to peruse the same and report, so that the General 
Court may judge about having it [irinted." 

Accordingly the same year the Legislature vote him £50 for 
his history of N. E., which vote is copied from the records of that 
year, Oct. 11th: 

" Whereai it hath been thouglit neceBsary and a duly inrumbent or vi 
to take due notice of all occurrences and passages of God's Providence 

18-31.] Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel ijyj/era' Fumily. 143 

towarda the people of this jurisdiction since iheir first arrival in these 
pnrtA, which may remain to posterity, ami lliat the Rev. Wm. Hulibard 
hath taken pains to comiiile a Hitilory of tliia nature, which the court doth 
with tliankfulnesa acknowledge, (uid as a manif'esialion thereof, do hereby 
order the treasurer to pay nnio him the sum of liliy pounds in money, he 
fnuiaeribing fiiirly into a liook that it may be more eiisily perused in oi"der 
to the satisfaction of this Court." 

The Mass. Hist. Society, aided by a liberal donation from the Gcneml 
Court, had tbia history printed in a volume distinct from those of their 
Collections which contain it, in 1815. 

In 1682, he deliver* a Fast Sermon, and in Sept. a discourse on the 
death of Gen. Dcnison, both of these were superior productions, and 
were frinled. 

In 1686 he receives a visit froin John Dunton, an English 
traveller, who thus describes him : 

" The benefit of nature and the fatigue of study have equally con- 
tributed to bis eminence, neither are we less obliged to both than himaelf ; 
be freely conununicatea of his learning to all who have the happiness to 
abore in his converse. In a word, be is learned without ostentation and 
Tftnity, and gives all his productions such a delicate turn and grace, that 
the features and the lineaments of the child make a clear discovery and 
distinction of the father ; yet he is a man of singular modesty, of strict 
montls, and has done as much for the conversion ot' the Indians as most 
men in New-England." 

This year he repeivca assistance in the ministry from Rev. John 
Bogera^ (22) and his eoiwin Rev. John Donison (a grandson of 
liie Major Gen'L) who died 1689, in his 24fh year. 

In 1688 Mr. Hubbard is appointed by Sir Edmund Andros 
and Council, a.t temporary Rector or President of Harvard Col- 
lege, when ofHciattng at Commencement he makes an oration, 
« in which he compares Sir Wm. Phipps {who had been knighted 
for discovering and taking possession ot a stinken Spanish galleoa^ 
to Jason brining home the golden fleece." 

He was one of the 17 ministers who bore testimony against the Old 
Church in Boston when they settled Mr. Davenfwrt, also when the Gen- 
eral Assembly approved of the act of the 1st Church, and censured the 
proceedings of the 3d Church, commonly called the Old South. The 
division excited upou this occasion interested the passions of the people at 
large, so as to give a new complexion to public affairs, most of the depu- 
ties who had so severely censured the brethren who built the Old South 
Church for their tptril of ianovatiort, and leaving the good afd path of 
their fatherM, were left out and new members cho'eii. The town of Ips- 
wich took an active part in this matter, and Mr. Hubbard's influence had 
cooaiderable effect upon their proceedings. 

In all his histories,' Mr. H., appears to hav« been a steady friend 
of the churches, and among his last publications was one entitled 
** Dying Testimony to the order of the Churches," which he wrote 
jointly with Rev. John Higginson, of Salem. 

144 Memoir of Jiev. Nathaniel Itogeri^ Family. [April, 

Among other writuigs, he left memoirs of hU friend Maj. Gen. 

"He was for many years the most eminent minister of the 
County of Essex, equal to any in the Province, for learning and 
candor, and BUperior to all his contemporaries as a writer." 

He died Sept. 24th, 1704, at the advaneed age of 83 having 
'till within a few of his last years, been active in the ministry. 

REV. JOHN ROGERS,* (14) President of Harvard CoUege, 
and Elizabeth Dcnison, had children, 

(20) I. ELIZABETH,5«b.atIpswich,Feb.3d,1661,"m.Nov. 

(45) 23d, 1681, Hon. John Ai'pleton, of Ipswich, b. at Little 
Waldingfield, Eissex, England, in 1622, son of Capt. John Apple- 
jton, (son of Mr. Samuel Appleton, who came to New England 
kin 1635,) and Priscilla, daughter of Rev. Jesse Glover (who died 
jpn his passage from Old to New England, 1635,) and Elizabeth 
Ibis wife, who afterward m. Rev. Henry Dunster, 1st Prcs't of H. C. 

Madam Appleton d. at Ipswich, March 13, 1754, s, 91. 

The following is a copy of a letter (written in her S8th year,) 
to her grand-daughter, Mrs. Margaret Mascarene of Boston, on 
the occasion of her marriage ; it has been preserved among the 
papers of her grandson, the late Dr. E. A. Holyoke of Salem. 
Dear Peoge, 

My love and afftctions urge and oblige me to write to you, iLo' ever 
so jKKirely, to wish you mid y' consort a blessing in the new alale or life 
you ore entered into, tliat you may bave tbe presence of a goud God al- 
wnyea witb you, acknowledge him in all y'' ways and he will direct ■f 

1 hear y° hare got a good Husband and plenty of the good things of 
this lift!, remember y' falher's copy, (set not your bcart upon them,] I am 
sorry I did not send my little silver can t« remember me, by j' uncle Ap- 
pleton but hope lo linve an opportunity. 

I hope you have got the chairs I lent of dear mother and some other 
good things she had and her work the coat of nrmea. Give my parental! 
love and regards to j' dear spouse. I hope he will be a kind hiisband 
to you my dear child, and that you may prove a virluoua wife lo him, thnt 
living in a way of duly y" may expect a blessing. 

Dear child God hag given you a good andtrrstanding I hope he will gii« 
you a heart to improve it and make y' wise for salvation, by faith to lay 
bold on Christ the angi-l of the covenant for covenant blessuiga. 
Which is the eumeat desire and prayer of 

y' very affectionate and loving grandmother 

Elizabetm Ari'LETojr, 

SepL II, 1750. in my 88lh year. 

Mr. Appleton d. at Ipswich, Sept 11, 1739, in his HTth year. 

He was for many years of the Council, Colonel of a Regi- 
ment, Justice of the General Sessions, and Court Common Pleas, 
and for twenty years Judge of Probate for Essex Co., during all 
which time no appeal was ever made from his decisions. 

A sermon, on the occasion of hia death was preached by his 
brother-in-law. Rev. John Rogers, (22) of Ipswich, and another 
by his son, and colleague in the ministry, Rev. Nathaniel Rogers 
(64) of Ipswich. 

1851.] Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogera' Family. 145 

An extract from the latter will sen'e as a remembrance of Mr. 
Appleton's virtues; 

" Plis Lord betrusted him with a good stock of lalenls and lengtlmned 
out big time for using them to an uncommon period, about 87. And who 
erer improved to better advantage his abilities in all Ida stations and rela- 
tions of life, public and private, religious and civil ? Verily he obtained 
mercy to be faitliful to the deuth. (le had an early sense not only of his 
Liord'a authority, but also of his excellency, beauty, and amiablene^is. IIib 
heart ever appeared full of ardent love and pious aifeclion as well as hum- 
ble subjection to him ; and his life a steudy uniform practice of all piety 
«nd Christian virtue. He always entertained the highest veneration for 
his Lord's day and institutions, and attended them with a constancy, dili- 
gence, reverence, and affection, hardly to be paralleled. And his private 
devotions were as peculiar. He wa.-< also strictly just, righteous, faithful, 
obliging, kind, and condescending, in all his relations and oflices, whether 
as a Counsellor, or a Judge, a husband, a father, or a master, a Christian 
{riend, or neighbor, extending his respects unio all his Lord's command- 
ments. Ye are all witnesses, and God also, how piously, devoutly, holy, 
wisely, justly, kindly, charitably, meekly, humbly, and unblaniably, he 
ever behaved among you. And I doubt not but from the inward sense of 
Toar souls, you are all ready to pronounce him a faithful servant to his 
Lord, and with one consent, joyfully lo congratulate him upon the distin- 
guishing honors and rewards he will inherit forever." 

(21) n. MARGARET,^ b. at Ipswich, Feb. IStli, 1664, m. 

(51) Ist. Dec. 28, 1682, Capt Thomas Berrv, who lived and 
died at Boston. 2d, she was married by the Rev. Dr. Cotton 
Mather, Nov. 25, 1697, to the Rev. and Hon. John Levehett, 
P. B. S., President of Harvard College, born at Boston, and 
graduated at Harvard College, 1680, where he was appointed 
Tutor, He soon rose to eminence in civil life, was chosen a rep- 
resentative for Boston at the General Court, and for a number 
of years its Speaker, was of her Majesty's Council, Judge of 
the Superior Court and the Probate of Wills. All these honora- 
ble posts he sustained with dignity, integrity, and the applause of 
the people. He was appointt'd one of the three Commissioners, 
with power of controlling the army sent against Port Royal. 
After the death of Vice President Willard he was chosen Presi- 
dent of Harvard College, and inducted into office Jan. 14th, 1708. 
(The congratulatory address of the clergy, on this occasion, was 
headed by Rev. John Rogers, (22) of Jpswich.) 

" Id an early period of Ids life he occasionally preached ; so extensive 
was his knowledge, and so correct was his judgment, that in almost every 
difficult case the [leople resorted to him for advice and information. He 
was a man of courage, resolution, and firmness, as well as learning ; no 
difficulties discouraged him, and when he once engaged in any affairs of 
importance he encountered them with cheerfulness, and by his persever- 
ance and diligence effected what would have been impossibilities to minds 
of feebler texture. When his object could not be aceomptished, he yield- 
ed without disi|uictude. At the Head of the University he was respected, 
for he possessed personal dignity and a talent for government. There 
was a majesty in his speech, behaviour, and countenance, which secured 
lbs Jvranaoe of all who conversed with him, and impressed the youth 

146 Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers^ Family. [April, 

who were subject to his autliority with awe, yet he did not lose their afTec- 
tions. for )iis digDity wns not llie offspring of pride. Me waj^ a ^irood man, 
of a holy life, a friend to the Cong regal i on al Churches, but placed religion 
not so much in practical forms, as in the weightier matters of failh, righl- 
eouaness, and love. In his care of the College he was indefatigable, and 
it flourished much during his Presidency, he was ita glory oud also the 
ornament of hia country." 

His death was Hudden and unespected, and deeply lamented ; on the 
Lonl's day morning, the 3d of May, 1724, he was found dead in hie bed ; 
lie had retired the night before suffering under what was considered ■ 
slight indisposition. The funei'ol sermons delivered on tlie occasion by his 
friends Cohnan, Wadawortli, and Apideton, are full of sorrow and enlt^. 

Chifif Justice Sewall, in an address to the Grand Jury, ?poke 
of Pres't Leverett "as one who had been an ornament to the bench 
of Justice, and Court of Probate, full of sweetness and candor 
displayed in the government of the College, tempered by conveni- 
ent severity." 

" llis abilities were of a superior order, which the events of tus life 
had enabled him to improve and rclinc, by an cxtenaive intercounie with 
boolu and with mankind. His lidents, were eminently prarticiJ, he knew 
better than most men wliat course to i<liape in difficult limes, and bow 
political and religious factions were to be managed and controlled. To 
these characteristics, the College owed much of the prosperity it enjoyed tX 
that period, and these couferred the reputation of success which lia« ever 
since rested upon his administration. In all his olficial relations, bis iiidu»- 
try, vigor, and felicity, were conspicuous and exemplary." 

" He was more actualctl by a sense of duty than a desire of fame, snd no 
important monuments of his literary or scientific attainments rt'Diain, ex- 
cept such as are identiiied with the prosperity of the College while trader 
hia care. His religion was enlightened and catholic. In a country and 
at a period of souety, when the sectarian spirit was strenuouxly contending 
for power and supremacy, he maintained hLs integrity and preserved the 
College in that inde|ipndenec of religious sects which was established \sj 
the tenns of its first clmrter i to his firmness and that of his af^sodaltc 
under circumstancca of great trial, and in opposition to an almost over- 
whelming power ; the Instituiion is probably in a great measure indebted 
for its religious freedom at this day. While he was able to maintun the 
College in the indei>endence of its early Constitution, he was compelled 
himself to become the victim of jwverty and disappointment, n fate he 
might probably have avoided, had he lieen more suhserrieni to the time*, 
and less conscientiously scrupulous. The result was, that after ^evend 
almost wholly unaucccsful applications to the Legislature for an increaM 
of his salary, which was XiriO, per annum, during 16 years of faithful and 
laborious service, his estate at his dej»lh was found bankrupt, being in debt 
upwards of £2000 — for the i«yment of which sum. his children were 
compelled to sell the mansion house at Boston, which had descended lo 
ihem from their great-grandfather. These circumstances appear on the 
Records of the General Court, in a memorial presented by the dniighlrn 
and heirs of I'res'l Leverett, in the year 172G, in connection with ilic further 
statement, that their father had been necessitated for the decent support of 
his family, to sink the yearly rent of hia own estate and to fall ia debt 
£100, every year during his Frct-idency, &c." 

President L., was one of Gov. Jos. Dudley's particalar MeiulSi 

1851.] Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Itogen' Family. 147 

and did all in his power to serve him while he was in the civil 
line, and was very instrumental in making his administration 
acceptable to the people. 

Dr. Cotton Mather ia his diary aays, " I received a viait from Governor 
Dudley, Jnue 16, 1702 :" with other otMcrvations of a familiar nature, he 
wid to hie Excellency, " I am humbly of an opinion that it will be your 
wisdom to carry an indifferent hand towards all parties, if I may uxe so 
coarse a word aa parties, and give occasion to none to say that any have 
monopoliKed you, or that you take your measures from them alone, I should 
approve it if any others should say, by no means let the people have cause 
to say, that you take alt your measures from tlie two Mr. Mathers. Dy the 
Htme rule, I may £ay without otfence, by no means let any people say that 
you go by no means in your conduct, but by Mr. Byfield's and Mr, Lerc- 
rta'f." This conversation was related to these gentlemen, and tended lo 
increase their prejudices against the ^rood Doctors, (Increase and Cotton 
Mather.) Whilst Pres't Leverett was in the chair, ihey seldom or ever 
attended the Overseers Board. 

Pres't Leverett received honors from abroad, from a sense of 
his literary merit, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of 

In the character given of him aft<?r his death at Cambridge, it is 
observed, " That for more than forty years, he shone with near a 
meridian lustre; the morning of his life being so bright that it 
shone like noon, and both the College and the Country rejoiced 
greatly in his early and uncommon light, and now his sun seems 
yet to have gone down at noon, such being his vigor and bright- 
ness at the age of 63." 

Margaret Rogers, (widow of Capt. Berry,) the mother of 
all Mr. Leveret^a children, died on the 7th" June, 1720, ia her 
5dth year. He m, a 3d wife, Mrs. Sarah Harris, A\'ittow of 
William Harris, Esq., of Boston, and daughter of Richard 
and Sarah Crisp, of Boston. She was afterwards wife of 
Hon. John Clark, of Boston. Her fourth husband was Rev. 
Benj. Colman, D.D-, of Boston. 

His father was Hudson, a son of Sir Jotin Leverett, Governor of Massa- 
chuitetts, (by his 1st wife Hannali Hudson,) who hiid been a soldier, and 
distinguished himself in several airlions abroad ; in 1G42, when the Narnt- 
gansett Indians were preparing to make war upon the KngUsh, he was 
sent with Mr. Edward Hut^rhinson, to Miantonomo, to make complaint of 
his dnplicity and to require llieir SacLem to come to Boston, or send two 
of his chief Counsellors, tlial complete satisfaction might be obtained con- 
cerning his conduct. 

In 1653, he was one of the Commissioners of Oliver Cromwell to nuse 
500 volunteers to resist against the Dutch at Manhadoea. They were re- 
quired to do this by the I-orJ Protector at the request of the New Haven 
Colony, which had reason to dread everything from their Dutch neighbors, 
and the Indians who were instigated by that people to fall on the nearest 
Engtiflh settlemenia. Mr. Leverett was afterwords employed in various 
pla^s of trust. He w.'v? in England at the restoration of King Charles 
the 2d, aaA advocate for the Colony. Ujwn his return, he was chosen a 
Bcnriitr of the General Asaembly for Boston, and was Bmne titoa \\a 

148 Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers' Family, [April, 

Speaker ; 27 May, 1663, as successor to Daniel Deniewi, he was cliown 
Itlajor General, and Aesialaot in 1GG3 ; in 1671. he was promoted to be a 
Dep'y Gov't. In 1 673, Gov. Bellingham died, and Mr. Leverett was in- 
troduced to the chair, where in the most perilouK perioil wliich Ma.''«>acliQ- 
setts ever knew. King Philip's war, his great military talents were fully 
exerted. 'In 1677, he received the honor of Knighthood, from King 
Charles 2d, which was kept aecret by tlie Puritan, ' whether because be 
doubted the slability of the government at home, from which it emanated, 
or because he was loo nearly advanced to the other world to regard llie 
vanities of this, or feared its publicity might render it less acceptable to hie 
conHtituenU, by whose sufTragea he was annually elected, is perhaps not 
unworthy of conjecture.' " 

He was »o beloved by the Colony, that his election was nerpr 
contested, and he descended with honor to the grave, March 16, 
1678. A full length portrait of him, in military costume, is in the 
Hall of the Essex Institute, Salem, formerly in possession of 
Pres't Leverett's' daughter Mary, wife of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, 
of Ipswich, (64.) 

" Fie was son of Thomas Leverett, an Alderman of the borough of Bos- 
ton, Lincolnshiri^, England, which olRce he resigned July 22d, 1633, in 
view of embarking with his Pastor for N. E., where he arrived Sept. 4th, 
with his wife Ann. He was ordained a Ruling Elder, on the same day 
that Kcv. John Cotton was ordained Teacher, of whose Congregation iii 
England, he was an ancient and sincere pnjfeesor." 

(22) HI. REV. JOHN,»t 

(60) born at Ipswich, July 7th, 1666, graduated at Harvard 
College, in 1684, the year of hia father'sdealh. 

He is desired to assist with his cousin Rev. John Denison, 
the Rev. Mr. Hubbard in the ministry at Ipswich. In October, 
1692, he is ordained colleague with Mr. H., who, in 1702, being 
unable to preach, gives up the whole work of the ministry to Mr. 
Rogers, 'till suitable help can be obtained. In 1706, May 26tb, 
he preaches the Election sermon ; in 1743, July, at the age of 78, 
he writes an interesting account of a revival in his Congregation, 
which was published, " No. 1." in " Christian History ; " such WM 
the strength of his mind, the amount of his acquisitions in learn- 
ing and theology, the prominence of his piety and perseveriiuc 
labors of his ministry, that he held a high rank in the estimatioD 
of the people and the public." He died Dec. 28th, 1745, in the 
80th year of his age, of a stroke of paralysis. 

His parishioners vote X200, O. T., for his funeral e^tpenaes. 

Tlie Rev. Mr. Wigglesworlh, of the Hamlet, Ipswich, in a kT' 
mon preached on the Sabbath after his death, gives him tlw 
following character. 

" He was blessed with a clear apprehension and sound judg- 
ment, was of a thoughtful, inquisitive turn of mind, in the diligeat 

• Eliol'i Biw. Diet— Prci't Qoiney'i Hilt of H, U.— Peircc'< ITwt of H. U, —Slut. 
Hist Coll. — Town R«ronli of fpiwich. — H«moir of LeverMi Funily by Dr. Skart- 
leff. — Suffolk Co. Deeds. — Smvago's Winthrop. — Fimcral Sennoni. 

t The cngrBvinz in this Gtnealoar, is from > copr of the original porinut by SbI- 
bert, mw in tlio lUl of tho £uex IiutitaCe U Salem. 

1851,] Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers' Family. 149 

improvement of which natural advantages, through the blessing of 
God he acquired much knowledge. Christ was pleased to make 
him a wise steward of the mysteries of the Gospel. What a 
multitude of moat instructive discourwea upon the fundamental 
truths of Christianity hath he delivered from hence ! How edify- 
ing even his private and pleasant conversation to such as visited 
him I The doctrines of grace hung much upon his lips. He un- 
derstood them dearly, and taught them ungainsayingably. We 
have abundant reason to think him as eminent for his piety as 
learning, as great a Christian as a Divine. There are many living 
witnesses of the success of his ministerial labors, as was a multi- 
tude who went before him to glory, both of which shall be his 
crown when the great Shepherd shall appear. His old age was 
not in6rm and decrcpid, but robust, active and useful, whereby he 
was enabled to labor in word and doctrine to the last, and to quit 
the stage in action." 

He had the assistance of a colleague Rev, Jabez Fitch, {48) 
from Oct 24th, 1703, to 1724, when Mr. F. was invited and 
aetdeJ at Portsmouth, N. H. For the remainder of bis life the 
ministiy was carried on by the united labors of himself and son, 
Bev. Nathaniel, (64.) 

The wife of Rev. John Rogkbs, was Martha Whittinoham, to 
whom he was married March 4, 1691. She died March 9th, 1659, 
^. 89 years. Of her connections and Puritan descent, it may be 
noticed ; her sisters were, 

1. Mary Whittingham (wife of Clark, of Boston, and 

afterwards of Gov. Gurdon Saltonstall, of Connecticut,) in whose 
Will as appears on the Probate Records of Suflolk, her nephews, 
eons of Martha, were all liberally remembered, as well as Harvard 
College, of which she was a munificent benefactress. 

2. Blizabelh Whittingham, wife of Hon. Samuel Appleton, of 
Ipswich, and afterwards of Rev. Edward Payson, of Rowley. Her 
Mothers were, 

I. Richard Whittingham, graduated at H. C, 1689; and 2, 
"William Whittingham, who died at the West Indies. (The male 
line of this family is naid to have become extinct.) 

They were children of Wivmam Whittingham of Ipswich 
(who was grad. at H, C, 1660 ; settled at Boston,) and a 
daughter of John Lawrence of Ipswich, (afterwards an Alder- 
man of New York city.) He died of the small pox, on his pas- 
sage to London, to take care of the family estate falling to him. 

His father was John Whittingham, who came to Ipswich with 
his mother, from Lincolnshire, England, in 1637-8, in which year 
he is admitted a member of the Ancient and Hon. Artillery Co. 
In 164-5, with others of Ipswich and adjacent towns, they are 
formed into a similar company by an act of the Le^alature. His 
^fe was Martha, daughter of Mr. William Hubbard, and sister 
of Rev. Wm. Hubbard, of Ipswich, where he lived and died ; his 
other sons (besides William before named who m. Lawrence,) 
were John the eldest, and Richard, who both died unmarried in 

150 Memoir of Rev. NaiJiamel Rogtri Family. [April, 

By Lis Will, and InTenlory, dalcd 27, 1 mo., Ifi49. recorded in iJic 
Esacx Registry of Deeds at Salem, Must'., it appears, tluit he bequeulheil 
land in Southerton, near fiosion, in Liiicolnahire, England; aDd"tb<.- 
present Elders of Ipswich, Mr. Nathaniel Rogers and Mr- John Noiton," 
were overseers, and hia father-in-hkw, Mr. William Hubbard, and Lroiher, 
Mr. Samuel Gaugh, and Murtlia, his wile. Executors and EKecutrix ; liii) 
otfacT daughters were Elizabeth and Judith. 

He waa a son and heir of Bari'ch Whittingham, of South- 
erton, near Boston, Lincolnshire, England, (the principle builder 
of the church there) who designed to have come to New Eng- 
land, hut was taken sick and died, the only son of William Whit- 
TiNcHAM, born in the city of Chester, a Puritan, who in the reign 
of Queen Mary, fled from England to the Continent to preaerve 
his conscience and religion, leaving behind an estate of £1100 
sterling a year, and became Fastor of the 1st Congregational 
ehurtrh in modern times, at Geneva, where he married KAxnERiNr. 
Calvin, sister of John Calvin, the Reformer. He was son of 
William Whittiiigham, gentleman, of Holrat^ide, in the County of 

Cheshire, by his wife the daughter of Haughton, of Haugh- 

ton Tower, son of Wm. Whitlingham, of Over, the son of Seth 
Whittingham, of Sanlow, in Cheshire, 

William Whittingham, Pastor of the Geneva church, and 
afterwards Dean of Durham, was a commoner of Brazeu-Nose 
College, Oxford, in the 16tb year of his age, or thereabouts, lo 
1550 he travelled in France, cultivating the acquaintance of 
learned men; intending to visit Italy but being prevented by 
sickness at Lyons, he spent some time among the students tt 
Paris, chiefly in the University of Orleans ; continuing here more 
than a year, he went to certain Univeraitiea in Germany, tbeDce 
to Geneva, where tarrying 'till towards the end of King Edwaid 
6th'3 reign, be returned to England. 

" During this reign many eminent Proleslanl Divines and Theologiui 
of the continent had been invited to England, that Oxford and Cambridp 
might have the benefit of their learning, and were received by Arcbhiibop 
Cranmer, with tlie most liberal and (»rdial hospitality, promring for 
them such preferments and appointments, as suited their talents arid in- 

" Among others, Pkter Martyr was appointed Divinity Profeawr U 
Oxford, at this time alni, England was viBited by a multitude of exile*, 
seeking shelter from the intolerance of foreign potentates ; in malt»ri of 
religion they were permitted lo follow the dictates of their coascicnee, 
beyond what was granted to the King's natural bom subjects. One of 
the earliest acts of Queen Klary's c«>uncil, was to withdraw the pririk^ 
which had been granted to these foreign exiles and they were commamM 
to depart the realm. Petf.r Martyr, soon found that his occupaiion st 
Oxford, was gone, and was forbidden lo leave his house after six weeti 
continement ; Juliano Terentiano who had accompanied him from Swit- 
zerland, repaired to Ixindon to make exertions in his behalf, but every one 
who had the will lo aid him wat overwhelmed in the common difficulties.' 

" At last he met with Mr. Whittingham, just returned from his ku^ 
absence on the Continent, who being little involved in the proceedings of 
the late reign, had time to attend to the troubles of others. Ue look np 


1851.] Mimoir of Rev. Nathaniel Rogiri Familt/. 151 

the CHDSe or these distressed foreigners, prepared a memorial to the Coun- 
cil in Marlyr'e name aod together with Terentiano went to Richmond, 
and the petition was presented. After many days fruitless attendance and 
much difficulty, permission was granted that Martyr might comA liimself 
to London and prosecute hibsuit, of which he instantly took advantage and 
hurried to Lambeth, where lus friend Cranraer was still at liberty, and aa 
friendly and hospitable as ever, by whose advice he lost no time in leuv- 
iag the realm, crossed to Antwerp, thence to Strasburg, where he became 
Teacher of Divinity. His friend the Archbishop was soon atlur commit- 
ted to the Tower for trial." 

*' Many English people feeling themselves obnoxious lo the new govern- 
ment look advantage of these passports lo leave the realm, in the charac- 
ter of their servants, but this subterfuge being discovered recourse waa 
geoemlly obliged to be bad to stratagems of a more subtle kind. Cran- 
mer's advice lo many Proteslanis doubting bow fat it was right to forsake 
their cause, was clear and decided. ' I exhort you,' he said, being himself 
in prison, ' as well by Christ's commandment as by the example of him and 
his apostles to withdraw yourself from the malice of your and God's ene- 
mies, into some place where God is most purely served which ia no slan- 
dering of the truth, but a prcsei-ving yourself to God and the truth, and 
to the society of Chriat'a little flock, and that you will do it with speed, 
lest by your own folly you fall into the peraeculor's hands.' " 

" An instance of the ingenuity with which they sometimes escaped the 
slighter kind of difficulties, may be given of the manner ia which filr. 
Whiuingham escaped from arrest in May or June, I3i)4. Queen Mary 
being proclaimed, and the Protestant religion for u time put down, he re* 
solved to go agun beyond the seas, riding over London Bridge on his way 
to Dorer, and thence to take passage, he met !Mr. Hording, (who wrote 
^^nst Jewell) on the Bridge, who after salutation asked him whither he 
W&9 going? [le answered, beyond the seas. Mr. H., inquiring the 
cause, he answered, Did you not hear the Praclamation and how the 
Whore of Rome is again erected among us? To which Mr. IL, replied, 
happy are you that ye go for so good a cause." 

" Ur. Whittingham and his companions arriving at Dover that night, 
while at supper the host tohl his guesls that aSier supper he must carry 
them before the Mayor or Magistrate of the town to be questioned of the 
cause of their going beyond the seas, for he had strict commands of the 
counril to examine every passenger and Mr. Mayor had as strictly en- 
joined them to bring their guests to be examined as aforesaid, wherein 
their hoet seeming to grow more peremptory and precise it sorely vexed 
hit) guests, whilst tn this anxiety, a fair grey hound hap]>ening to lay on 
the table ; by way of relief, Mr. Whittingham chanced to say, ' Mine host, 
you have here a very fair greyhound I ' Aye, says the host, this grey 
hound is a very fair greyhound indeed, and is of the Queen's kind. 
'Queen's kind!' said Mr. Whittingham, 'what mean you by that'? 
Tlii8 is a strange speech ! What good subject can endure to hear such 
strange words spoken of his sovereign, to have her Mtyesty compared in 
kind with the kind of a dog ? and the words were treasonable, and could 
not see how they could be excused, if they should not go and acquaint the 
magistrate with it, and did further so aggravate the matter on purpose, as lo 
drive the host into such fear, that he durst not once mention carrying them 
before the magistrate any more, but was glad to be so freed from their in- 

" When Mr. "Whittingham and his companions had escaped the 
Dover magiijtmtea and arrived on the coast of Flandeta^ttie'j \«o- 

153 Memoir of Rev, yalkaniel Itogeri' Family. [April, 

ceeded to Frankfort, where Vallerandua Pollanua and his Glas- 
tonbury weavers willingly allowed them to remain : And here 

commenced those troubles re^peat'tng Church veslments and eeremoniri, 
the direct Progenitors of the puritanical diiturbances which after' 
wards arose in England, and in that view they acquired an irupor- 
tani:e to which they would otherwise not be entided." 

" They joined the EngllshmeD in a petition to tlie nin{>istrates that ihej 
might hold llieir Asaembiies for public worship in the Mune building which 
had already been granled lo tliemnelveB, and promoted the succees of the ap- 
plication by a kind and hearty coKiperalion. The petition was granted upon 
condition that the Englishmen should not dissent from the French church 
in doctrine or ceremonies, and should subscribe a profession of fiuth, which 
the Frenchmen liad presented to the Magi^rates and were about to print 
The subscription was given, and tlie Liturgy of the Strangers church si 
Frankfort, which was a short Genevan form originally designed by Caltik, 
was published in lti54, with the signature, nmong others, of Williajc 
Whittisgham. Having thus frateniiaed with the Frenrfi Cangregatioo, 
and proved their allowance of its forms and articles of faiih ; the Engliah 
refugees proceeded to consider in what manner their own worship should be 
conducted; it was agreed, that the English service-book contiuned many 
things wliieh were objectionable, and that it should not be adhered to. A 
new form very similar to that used hy the French Congregation was adc^ilcd 
with univeriial concurrence, and Knox and Lever, who were then at Genevi, 
together with Hnddon,who was at Slrasburg, were invited to become Uicir 
ministers. After proceeding thus far, they write a circular letter totite 
churcliesof the exiles in other places, apprizing them of what they had done, 
and inviting them to follow their example. This step was followed by initui 
discord. The laying aside of the English prayer-book, and the election of 
their own ministers, were dejinrtures from the English Ecclesiastical syTtaa 
of which the exiles at Strasburg, Zurich, and other places did not approve. 
Iloddon declined, Lever hesitated to accept the offered ministry, the famout 
John Knox, the Scotch Reformer, alone obeyed the call and entered on the 
charge ; among his supportci's were Bull, Foxe, WhillJngham, Kollv 
Macbray, Gilby, Goodman, and others of note, although unquestionably itt 
point of authority, they were outweighed by those on the ojipoaite ride^ 
Finding little chance of a settlement without appealing to some anthorin', 
Knox and Whitlingham, * drew forth a plot ' of the English service-book, 
and sent it to Calvin for his opinion ; his answer contained words whidi 
have done much to render him unpopular with mere Church of Enghad 
men, he treated the English Liturgy as one step only in (he progrcM 
towards a perfect Reformation, pronouncing it to contain many * tolerabHu 
ineptiat,' sillinesses that might be endured, dregs of Popery, things trifling 
and childish." 

"This o[>inion brought over many of the opponents l»ut many it render- 
ed only more obstinate. The men of Strasburgand Zuridi. infected soBS 
of the Frankfort Congregation wilh these scruples, and in the end it WM ' 
thought advisable for the sake of peace, to remould the order of the ser- 
vice, a new form was accordingly compiled, which was partly taken from the 
English book ; it was as ajiproved by a Committee, and was directed lo 
be used in the Congregation for a certain time, with the undersuinding, if 
any further contention should arise, it slionld be referred for Beitlentent t}-_ 
Calvin, Mnscnlus, Martyr, BuUingcr, and Viver. "" 

[To be continned.] 

ir Beiuentew «-■■ 

wiginating from Salem. 158 


[Continued from page 56.] 

1804. — Samuel Obne, eld. son of Capt Wm. O. ; a merch. in S. ; m. 
Lacinda, dau. of Rev. Bezaleel Howard of Springfield, [H. U. 1781] 
May, 1809 ; and d. in Springfield, his residence for some years previous, 
July 28, 1830, (43). 

Joseph E. Spraoue, eld. son of Dr. Wm. Steams [H. U. 

177G] ; att'y-at-law, appointed CI. of the Cts. 1811, Post-master of S., 
1815, displaced in 1829, and the next yei^r succeeded as Sheriff of Essex, 
Baily Bartlett, Esq., of Haverhill. He m. the dau'rs. of the latter, (1 & 
2) Eliza and Sarah L. Bartlett 

1805. — Ebbnezer Hunt Beckford, son of E. B. Esq. ; within a 
few years from College, his mind incurred permanent alienation, and he 
has from that time been resident, under charge, in Andover, south parish 
— unm. 

1806. — Benjamin Binnet Osgood, son of Dr. Jos. O.: he was 
placed by his friends, with a view to his more regular life, in the Marine 
corps of the U. S. Navy, and d. — unm. — on board the U. S. ship 
Washington, Jan. 1818. 

1807. — John Glen King, second son of James K., Esq. ; like many 
others of his own and the succeeding cla?s, he left college in May, 1807, 
the period of what is known as '' the grand Commons rebellion," but re- 
ceived a degree in 1818 ; couns. at law in S. ; also a Senator from Essex, 
of the Exec Council, and first [?] Pres. of the City Council of S. He m. 
Susan, dau. of Major Fred. Gilman, of Gloucester. 

Nathaniel West, eld, son of Capt. N. W. :fora while merch. 

in S. ; m. Mary, eld. dau. of Capt Henry White, of Beverly, Aug., 1811 ; 
removed to Indianopolis in 1835, from which he was a delegate to the 
State Assembly in 1842 ; and d. in S., while visiting his father, of a linger- 
ing disease (cancer in the stomach,) Sept. 7, 1843 (55). 

1808. — Henry Peirce, youngest son of Jerathm. P. : for a short period 
in the practice of law in S., but now for many years a Clerk in the State 
Bank, Boston; m. within a few years, m. Cath. Calista Ainsworth, of 

1809. — Francis Calley Gray, third son of Hon. Wm. G. : entered 
the profession of law, with which, however, his connection was short and 
slight ; a gent, and man of letters ; and from 1826, for ten years a Fellow 
of the corporation of H. U. Unm. 

1811. — ^Jonathan Peele Dabnf.y, only son of John D., Post-master : 
student in theology, and for a few years preacher ; compiler or editor of 
various works, 1821 — '37; resident from 1820, at intervals in Andover, 
Cambridge or Boston. Unm. 

Samuel Calley Gray. eld. son of S. G., Esq., (afterwards of 

Medford) : merch. in Boston, and of late years, Pres. of the Atlas Bank ; 
m. Elizabeth, dau. of Jos. White, jr., July, 1829, (who deceased Apr., 
1842) and d. early in Nov. 1849. 

John Chipman Gray, fourth son of Hon. Wm. G. : gent of 

leisure and letters ; Orator of the P. B. K. Society, and frequent contrib- 
utor to the N. A. Review ; and for more than twenty years, with scarcely 
an interval, Repr., Senator (from Suffolk), or of the Council. He m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Sam'l P. Gardiner, of B., May, 1820. 

BoBEBT Hawkins Osgood, son of Capt John O. : a merch. 

154 QraduaUi qf Harvard mginating from Salem. [April| 

in Baltimore, Md., now removed to New York citj, (where for some jean 
he has been one of the house of '* Haraden & Go/') He m. Sallj Archer, 
of S. 

Clarke Gayton Pickman, second son of Col. B. P., (see anU,): 

has been of no profession, and long subject to undue nervous excitement; 
resident for many years past in Charlestown, East Cambr., &c. Unm. 

William Aug. Rogers, fourth son of Nath. R. [H.U. 1782]: 

adopted a maritime life, and under the delirium of a brain fever, threw 
himself into the canal or river at Siam, Oct or Nov. 1821, then comman- 
der of the brig Texel from S. Unm. 

1812. — Richard Derby, son of Gen. S. G. D. (see ante.): d. of 
consumption in S. — unm. — then Assistant Surgeon of the Independency 
Dec, 1815 (23). 

Francis Gerrish, son of Samuel G. : d. in S., April, 1819, 

— unm. — then styled " late Surgeon in the U. S. Navy," (26). 

1813. — Andrew Dunlap, only son of And. D. : couns. at law in R, 
removed to Boston and in 1829 was made U. S. District Attorney ; m. 
Augusta, dau. of Samuel Fales of B., and d. of consumption, (induced by 
excess of exertion on a particular trial,) at his mother's in S., July 27, 
1835, (40). 

Charles Forrester, youngest son of Capt Simon F. : d. — 

unm. — April 10, 1816. 

JoiiN Foster, second son of Abram F. : practiced law in S. 

for an uncertain time ; m. Ruth, dau. of Wra. Emerson of Topsfield, Apr. 
1819 ; and d., the imnute of a New York hospital, Jan. 1836. 

1814. — George Derby, second son of John Derby, (see cmte,) : orig- 
inally a member of Bowdoin Coll., he transferred his connections to Hai^ 
vard ; in the autumn of 1817, he went abroad for the recovery of his 
health and d. of an hiMnorrhage on board the Coromandel, on her homeward 
passage, then a few days from port, Aug. 20, 1818, (24) — unm. He was 
conspicuous for personal grace. « 

Joseph Peirce Nichols, eighth son of Capt Ich. N. : d. in 

Lima, South America, Oct. 28, 1823, — unm. — then supercargo of a 
merchant ship. 

William Hick ling Prescott, eld. son of Hon. Wm. P. [H. 

U. 1783] : at an early stage, a serious injury to his eyes, received in col- 
lege, drew him from the path of the law, to that of literature ; and 
in despite of failing, and at times, almost extinct vision, he has won for 
himself by his three hi.storical works, a world-wide reputation. He m. 
Susan, dau. of Thos. C. Araory of B. and resides in tbat city. 

Edward West, youngest son of Capt !Nath*l W. : d. — unm. 

— as commander of the ship Hercules, at the Isle of Timor, E. I., March 
11, 1818. 

1815. — Henry Felt Baker, only child of Henry F., mariner, (ex- 
changing since, the name for that of his step-father, J. Baker) : merch. at 
present, in Boston; m. Caroline, dau. of Jn. Boit, of Jamaica Plain, Nov. 

Joseph Sebastian Cabot, eld. eon of Jos. C. (see ante): 

merch. in S., for many } ears past Pres. of the Asiatic Bank, fourth Mayor 
of the city, (1845) ; m. Martha, sister of Rev. Oliver Steams, now of 
Hingham, who deceased early after marriage. 

William Fairfield Gardiner, only child of Jon. G.: resides, 

without profession, in South Salem ; m. Elizabeth Barker, of Marblehead, 

■ Richard M. Hodges, second son of Gam. H.: fourth min. of 

Bridge water, south par. [1821~*33] ; is now resident in Ciunbr. and 

1851.] Oraduatei of Harvard criginating from SaUm. 156 

occasional preacher; m. Eliza Qaincj, dau. 'of Geo. Wm. Donnison, of 
Best, Nov., 1821. 

Charles Lawrence, third son of Capt. Abel L. : lives in Dan- 

Ters, an active promoter of horticulture ; m. Lucy Ann, only dau. of Capt. 
Wm. Ward, of Medford, Nov., 1833. 

Joseph Orne, third son of Capt Wm. 0.: student in the 

Cambr. Theological school, but did not pursue the profession, and d. in S. 
of consumption, Sept. 2, 1818, (22.) His widow — Sarah P. Ropes, m. 
May, 1817 — survives him. His only child (Eliz'h. O.) a victim of the 
same malady with the father, d. in S. a few years since. 

— Gatton Pickman Osgood, the son of Isaac O., Esq.^ of S. and 
Andover: entered the career of the law in S. but leaving the profession, 
moved in a very few years to Andover, his home thenceforth ; M. Ci for 
Essex North District [1833-'85] — unm. 

Hasket Derbt Pickman, third son of Col. B. P. Jr. (see 

ante,): d. unm. in Bost, of an abscess from an internal injury received in 
college, Oct. 22, 1815, (19.) 

Samuel R, Putnam, eld. son of Hon. S. P. [H. U., 1787J ; 

merch. in Bost.; m. Mary, dau. of Rev. Dr. Lowell, May, 1832. 

Ebenezer Putnam, eld. son of E. P. (see ante.:) for many years 

fh>m college, his life chiefly passed in the Southern or Western states ; 
Post-master of S. [1829-38] ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of J. Sparhawk Apple- 
ton, of S. 

1816. — Richard Gardner, only child of Capt. R. G.: for many years a 
private teacher in S., having been previously Head of one of the public 
schools ; m. Abby, dau. of Capt. Tlio. West, of S. 

Nathan Ward Neal, second son of Capt. Jon. N. : merch. in S. 

and nnm. [Mr. N. d. while this number was passing through the press, 
Nov. 17, 1850.] 

Joseph Aug. Peabodt, eld. son of Capt. Jos. P. : a merch. in S., 

who d. of a brain fever, June, 1828 (31.) His widow — Louisa, second 
dan. of Hon. Judge Potnam, — soon after his death, removed to Bost. 

WiLLAM Ward, youngest son of Capt. Wm. Ward, of Salem 

and Medford : began life in a commercial house, as clerk ; for two or three 
years retired to Danville, Vt.; next, engaged as the editor of some press 
in Washington, and soon obtained a place in the War Department under 
Mr. Secretary Cass ; in which he d. suddenly, unm., Apr., 1839. 

Joseph Gilbert WATERs,eld. son of Capt. J. W.: att'y-at-law 

in S., and of late years, a Justice of the Police Ct; m. Eliza G., second 
dau. of Capt Penn Townsend. 

Stephen Wheatland, eld. son of Capt. Rich'd. W.: d. unm., — 

off the Cape de Verde Islands, then supercargo of the " Perseverance,** 
on his passage to the E. I., Feb., 1819. 

Thomas March Woodbridge, youngest son of Th. M. W., (but 
b. probably in Savannah, Geo. ?) for a time in the practice of law, but 
evincing, in a few years, mental alienation, was placed under charge 
(1831 or, 32) in the Worcester Asylum. This he abruptly quitted in 
Aa^., 1836, and is, after some interval, next heard of in a similar retreat 
St Williamsburg, Va., where his life terminated — felo de te — probably 
in 1838. Unm. 

1818. — Samuel Burrill, second son of Eben'r. B., formerly stage pro- 

Eietor : teacher of a private school in S.; d. unm., from bleeding at the 
ngs. Sept, 1830. 

William Paine Cabot, second son of Jos. C (see afile.):d. of 

eoDramptioiiy nnuL Dec 19, 1826 (27.) 

156 QraAuUei of Harvard originating fnm SaUm. [April, 
-EzEKiEL Heryt Debbt, eld. son of E. H. D., (see anieJ) bl 

Eliz'h. D., dau. of Col. B. Pickman, of S.; and d., then att'j-at-law m 
Bost., Nov. 14, 1839 (40.) 

> George Osborne, only son of G. 0.: Phjs. in Danvers ; bl 
Sarah W., dau. of Capt. Tho. Whittredge, (Dec., 1831.) 

Richard Goodhue Wheatland, second son of Capt B. W.:a 

sea captain; m. Mary B., dau. of Jn. Richardson, of Newton, (Feb, 
1823,) and d. in S. of consumption, Feb., 1842. 

Thomas Cook Whittredge, second son of Capt Th. Wj ftr 

several years sea-capt, but now retired ; m. Susan L. Mead, (May, 1827.) 

1819. — Oliver Frye, fifth and youngest sonofNatbanJ F.: a Pbys., 
who began his profession at the South (Noifolk and Charleston) and then 
removed to Greene co., Illinois. He d. unra., at his brother's in Gilead, 
Calhoun co.. 111., of a liver complaint, a few days after reaching there, 
Feb. 27, 1832 (32.) 

Horace Gray, fifth son of Hon. Wm. G. of S. and Boston : a 

merch. in B. ; m. Harriet, dau. of Phineas Upham, of B^ (2) Sarah 
Russell, dau. of Sam. P. Gardner, July, 1837. 

Stephen Clarendon Phillips, only child of Capt Stephen Pj 

merch. in S.; M. C. for Essex South District [ 1 83 4-'38,] second Mayor of 
the city [1838-'42,] candidate of " the Free-soil" interest for Gov. of the 
state [1848 & '49 ;J m. (1, 2,) Jane Appleton and Margaret M. (Sept, 
1838,) — dau'rs. of Willard Peele, Esq., (see ante.) 

Joseph Hardy Prince, second son of Capt Henry P.: begn 

his career as an att'y-at-law in S. After an interval of some years paMcd 
first in the Bost. Custom-H. and next, in the U. S. Navy, he resumed his 
profession in S., — now removed it» Bost. Unm. 

Benjamin Wheatland, third son of Capt R W.: Agent ftr 

many years of the Newmarket Manuf. Co., of late Treasurer of the CoiiH 
pany and lives in S.; m. Mary B., dau. of Luke Bemis, of Watertown. 

18i*2. — Nathaniel Inoersol Bowditch, eld. son of Hon. N. B.of 
S. and Post.: a conveyancer ; m. E. B. dau. of Eben'r. Francis, of Bosty 
Apr. 183^. 

William Pitnam Esdicott, second son of Capt Sam'l>£.: 

merch. in S.: ro. (1.) Mary, dau. of Hon. Jacob Crowningshield, (Feb., 
1820,) (2.) Harriet F., wid. of Jos. Peabody, Jr. 

Horatio Robixsox, son of Nathan R., merch.: has taken a med- 
ical de<!n'e, but never engaged actively in the profession, and d. unm., of 
dysentery, in Andover, Sept., 10, 1849. 
' 182:1. — .loHx Clark Lee, only son of Nath. C. Lj left college, with 
many of hi^ companions, during the great class excitement of 1823, but 
receivt^i a degrt»e in 1842 : from 1826— *30, a wholesale dry goods merch. 
in Boston, (tirm of Merrick v^ Loe.) and after passing the long interval to 
1848 in S.. resumeil that year business in B. (firm of Lee & Higginson, 
brokers.") He m. Harriet Roee. of Worreister. 

Benjamin Swett, eld. son of Capt. B, S.:d. unm. in Andover, 

north par. (to which his mother had removed,) of consumption, Dec, 20, 
1823. r2{\) 

18*J4 — Stephen WEBB,son of Michael W.. grocer.: d. in S. nnra.-^ 
then student of mtnlioine., Aug. 2l\ 182ik (23.') 

Km AS Hasket Derrt, eld. son of €Jen. E. H. D., of S. and 

Liwdondorrv, N. H.: an att*v-«it-Iaw in Boston, but whose attention for 
some yonrs has Nfn ohiotly tumtM to objects extra-piofessional ; an 
^ngagiHl pntron of the rail-road inien^^t. He m. Eloise Llovd, dao. of 
Geo. W. Strong. Esq., of N. York city. Sept 1S34 [The elder D. 


1851.] OraduaUi of Sarvard oriffinating from ^Sdlmn. 157 

origioally a class-mate of his brother John (1786 — see aniej) bat his 
connection was broken off in his Sophomore year. He received a Mas- 
ter's degree in 1803.] 

Joseph Osgood, third son of Joseph O., druggist : phys. and 

Post-master in Danvers ; m. Maria, dau. of J. B. Winchester. 

■ Charles Gidon Putnam, second son of Hon. S. P., [H. U., 
1787,] now of Boston : commenced his medical practice in S., but re 
moved within five years to Bost; m. Elizabeth Cabot, dau. of Dr. James 
Jackson, (June, 1835.) 

George Thomas Saunders, youngest son of Tho's. S. Esq.: m. 

Marianne, dau. of Samuel Browne ; resides in S., but — as is believed — 
with no profession. 

Nathaniel SiLSBEE,only son of Hon. N. S.,(formerly U. S. Sen- 
ator :) merch.^ in S., Repr. for two years, present Mayor of the city (elected 
first, 1849) ; m. Mary Anne C, dau. of Humphrey Devereux (Nov., 1826.) 

Jeremiah Chaplin Sticknet, only son of John S.: att*y-at- 

law in Lynn ; m. Anne Frazier, of S. (Jan. 1830.) 

— Augustus Torret, fifth and youngest son of Dr. Jos. T.: phys. 
in Beverly ; m. Deborah Cox, neice of the Hon. Nathan Dane. 

Stephen Palfrey Webb, only son of Steph. W.: att'y-at-law in 

S., Repr. and Senator from Essex ; third Mayor of S. [May, 1842-^45] ; 
Hannaih, dan. of Nathan Robinson, merch. 

George Wheatland, fourth son of Capt. Rich'd. W.: couns.- 

at-law in S., Repr. and Senator from Essex ; m. Hannah B., dau. of Jn. 
Richardson of Newton, (Feb., 1833.) 

1825. — Edward Goldsborough Prescott, youngest son of Hon. 
Wm. P., of S. and Bost., [H. U., 1 783] : for a few years in the profession 
of the law in Bost., which he left ; from 1838 Rector of St. John's ch., 
Salem, N. J.; m. Margaret Johnson Smith, of that place, Apr. 1840 ; 
and d. on board^ the Harbinger, Apr.. 11, 1844, just after leaving port, 
then bound to Fayal for the benefit of his health. 

John Goodhue Tread well, only child of Dr. John D. T. 

[H. XJ., 1788 :] phys. in S., and unm. 

1826. — Nehemiah Adams, eld. son of Dea. N. A.: first min. of the 
Shepherd Congr. Society, [1829-34 ;] since that time, third min. of the 
Essex St. Ch., Boston ; m. (1.) Martha, dau. of Wm. Hooper, of Marble- 
bead, (Jan., 1832.) (2.) Sarah Wiliiston Brackett, of Easthampton, 
(May, 1850.) Dr. A., (whose clerical distinction was given by Amherst 
Coll. 1847) has published five occasional discourses, and one or two 
essays on questions of Unitarian theology (Strictures on Drs. Ware and 

Benjamin Cox, eld. son of B. C, phys.: in S.; m. Sarah How- 
ard, wid. of Henry R. Daland, and dau. of Capt. James Silver, (Dec, 1841.) 

Nathaniel Phippen Knapp, third son of Capt. Jos. J. 

Knapp, of S. and Brooklyn, N. Y.: att'y-at-law in Marblehead, where be 
m. Biargaret, dau. of John Bond, of M.; took orders in the epis. ch., 1833, 
and from 1838, Rector of Christ ch., Mongomery, Ala. 

1827. — William Hathorne Brooks, third son of Luke B., lumber 
merch.: an instructor in Lancaster for three years from college ; and, hav- 
ing been at the head of the Salem High sch. [1830-'37,] returned to L., 
(where he m. Sarah, sister of James G. Carter, Esq.,) until 1842. He 
that year opened in Bost a ^ Classical and Mathem. Soh.^ 

— — Bbwj. Varnum Crowningshield, eld. son of Hon. B. W. 
C, of S. and Bost.: d. of a typhus fever on his birth-day, Jan. 26, 1829 
(21,) —unm. — then a stadent-at-law. 

168 Orxubiotsi of Harvard originating from Salem. [April, 

1828. — Charlrs BABBiDas, son of John B., mechanic : JkrU min. of 
the Unit Society, Pepperell, ord. Feb., 1833 ; m. Eliza A^ daa. of Lathv 
Bancroft, of P., (Jan. 1839.) 

Henry Inoersoll Bowditch, third son of Hon. N. B.: Phjrs. 

in Best.; m. Olivia Yardley, of Lond., (July, 1836.) A devoted champioD 
of the Anti-slavery movement. 

George Nichols, eld. son of Geo. N., broker ; an evangelist lo 

the Unit, society, Meadville, Pa., 1831 ; bookseller in Carobr. and then in 
Best, (in B. of the firm of J. M. Munroe, & Co.) from 1833 ; since Feb., 
1842, Corrector of the Univ. Press, C. He m. Susan, eld. dau. of Jo. 
W. Treadwell, of S. 

John Lewis Russell, eld. son of Col. Jn. R.: ord. as an evange- 
list, at Pittsburg, Pa.^ for a few years in charge of the society at Chelmefiwrd, 
and since (until recently,) of that at ^ Great Plain," Hingham. His repu- 
tation as a naturalist is high and undisputed. Unm. 

William Gray Swett, eld. son of Col. Saml. S., of S. and 

Best. [H. U., 1800] : seventh min. of Lexington ri836>'39,] ord. over 
the Unit, society in Lynn, Jan. 1, 1840. He m. Charlotte, dau. 4>f £1. 
Phinney, of Lexington, (Apr., 1842,) and died in Charlestown, of *m 
enlargement of the heart, after a few weeks' illness,' Feb. 15th, 1843. 

1829. — Nath. Foster Derby, fourth son of John D, (see anUji) d 
unm., then a student of medicine (July 13, 1830) (21.) 

Nicholas Deyereux, third son of Qipt. James D.: began his 

career in the practice of law at Marblehead, and for a very brief 
(1833,) editor of a weekly print in S.; for many years past, under charge 
in the asylum at Somerville, where he d., unm., March 2, 1848 (39.) 

Geo. HuaiPHREY Deyereux, eld. son of Humph. D., Esq., 

[EL U.,1798] : for a few years att'y-at-law in S.; then for a lon^^er period, 
a lumber-agent at Cherryiield, Me.; in 1847, constituted Adj. Gen. of the 
State. He m. Charlotte S., dau. of Jn. Forrester. 

Benj. Peirce, eld. son of B. P. (see antej) Tutor at Cambr. 

[1829-31,] since which date, Univ. Prof, of Math, and N. Philosophy. 
He m. Sarah M., dau. of E. H. Mills, of Northampton, (Apr., 1833.) 
Prof. P. has published, between 183G-'4C, three or four treatises in the 
line of his department, intended and used chiefly as text^books of in- 

Joshua Holtoke Ward, only son of Josh. W.: att'y-at-law in 

Dan vers, but removed to S.; Repr. from each place ; became Assoc Jus- 
tice of the C. PI. Ct., 1845 ; and d. unm., June 5, 1848 (39.) 

1830. — William Andrews, second son of the late John H. A.: 
seventh min. of Chelmsford, ord. March 30, 1836, and d. unm., from 
eongestion of the brain, Nov. 17, 1838 (28.) 

John White Browne, youngest son of James B., (formerly ol 

the S. Custom-house :) att'y-at-law awhile in Lynn, and at this time the 
same in Boston ; for the interval of years between, a teacher in varioiis 
places (at And over (north par.,) Jewell and Lynn.) He m. 5Iartfaa Ann, 
dau. of Capt. Barnabas Lincoln, of Hingham. 

Richard Pulling Jenks, third son of John J.: teacher in 

New York city ; m. Hannah Barnard, of Deerfield. 

John Pickering, eld. son of Hon. Jn. P. (see anie^) att'y-at- 

law in Bost (and during his father's life, in connection with him) but has 
his home in Broad st, S. He there m. Mehit. S. Coz, Oct, 1856. 

183 J. — Henry White Pickeuinq, brother of the preceding : a broker 
JO Bost,; ID. Francis Dana, dau. of InalVi. Goddaxd, April, 1835. 
Francis Hodges SiLSBtt, Ad. wwi oll^iai^^:;. tscAetniu^ 

1851.] Qradmtu rf Sarvard migmaUng from Sakm. 160 

Ihe practioe of the Jaw, but in about a year — Oct, 1835, — became Cashier 
of the Merchant's Bank in S^ in which post, he d. unm, *' afler a long and 
lingering illness,** Nov. 19, 1848. 

Benj. Hodges Silsbbe, eld. son of the late Wm. S.: succeeded 

his cousin (the preceding,) as Cashier of the Merchant's B.; previously 
but little in business ; m. £liz*h. J., eld. dau. of Rev. J. White, of Dedhain. 

1832. — Haley Forrester Barstow, eld. son of Hon. Gideon B.ratt'y- 
at-law originally in South- Beading ; he removed to Michigan, and is since 

Charles Timothy Brooks, eld. son of Tim. B.: obtained the 

second honors of his class ; since, min. of the Unit Society, Newport, R. 
Lyfrom June, 1839, (its date of origin;) published in 1842 [2. 12mo,] 
^ Songs and Ballads, translated " from various German Lyrical Poets. 
He m. Harriet, second dau. of Benj. Hazard, of N. 

Geo. Wm. Cleveland, only son of Geo. C, merch.: a sea-com« 

mander for a few years from college ; since which, a trader at Pontatock, 
Miss^ where he d. Sept. 20, 1848. He m. Harriet Allen, of S., July, 1838. 
■ William Fabens, eld. son of Capt. William F.: att'y-at-law in 
Marblehead ; m. Lucretia, only child of Dr. Chandler Flagg, of M. 

— — William Prescott Gibbs, eld. son of Wm. G. and gr.-son of 
Henry 6. (see ante,): in the Law Sch. at Cambr., and of late has engaged 
in the practice of the profession in Lexington ; for many years in the 
interval cultivated his father's farm in L. Unm. 

:— Charles Grafton Page, second son of Jer. L. P.: phys., and 

for a time much engaged as a lecturer ; since in the Patent office at Wash- 
ington, where he m. Prise. S. Webster, Sept, 1844. Dr. P., is now Prof- 
g£ Chemistry in the Columb. College, D. C. 

Archer Ropes, second son of Wm. R.: a(t'y-at-law in Balti- 

more ; — once known as Capt. of the ^^ Maryland Cadets." 

John Boardman Silsbee, second son of Zach. S.: a super- 
cargo to the £. L, and since, a merch. in S. 

William Silsbeb, second son of Wm. S.: ord. at Walpole, N. 

TLf seventh min. over the Congr. Society, July 1, 1840, since resigned; 
m. Charlotte, neice of Hon. Joseph Lyman, of Northampton. 

John Henry Silsbee, brother of the preceding : gent, in S., or 

DOW rather, a merch.; m. Rebecca Ann, dau. of the late Pickering Dodge. 

William Henry West, eld. son of Nath. W., Jr., (see cmte :) en- 
tered the legal profession at Indianapolis, Ind.; m. there Agnes Saunders, 
and d. of dysentery, Aug., 1838. 

Henry Wheatland, youngest son of Capt. R. W.: took a medi- 
cal degree, without pursuing the profession, and has been almost wholly oc- 
cupied as a genealogist and naturalist Unm. 

1833. — Samuel Page Andrews, third son of John H. A.: temporarily 
m preacher, afterwards a druggist in Bost., and now cultivates a farm in 
Framingham. Unm. 

William Mack, only son of Elisha M., Esq., [ Wms. ColL 1804]: 

Fbys. in S. and unm. 

John Osgood Stone, third son of Robert S., merchj Phys. in 

New York city ; m. Cath. dau. of Patrick T. Jackson, of Bost 

J oseph White, only son of Hon. Stephen W., once merch. in 
&: d. at the Maverick house, E. Boston, July 1, 1888 (22.) 

——Charles Henrt Pierce, second son of B. P. (see 4mt6^) has 

left bis profession (a Phys. in S.,) to enter the Lawrence SciefitifL<& 
School. Unm. 

1B34^ — GwKON F. Barstow, third son of Hon. Q^'&jaTYKj^.m 

160 €fraduate9 of Marvard origmaiimg from Salem. [April, 

New York at first, and afterwards established in Salem. He ia now an 
engineer in Bost Unm. 

William Putnam Richardson, eld. son of Capt Wm. P. R: 

began life as a Pbys. in Salero, since removed to Kendal co., Illinois. Unm. 

Nathaniel West, second son of N. W., Jr. (see anUJ) ra- 

moved, with his fatber, to Indianapolis, Jnd., where he m. Margaret Jane 

18:^5. — Francis Cummins, eld. son of Hon. David C. [Dartm. CL, 
1806,] formerly of S.: att'y-at-law in Springfield, and since in Dorchester, 
where he d. unm.. Sept 3, 1849 (33.) 

. Francis Alfred Fabens, second son of Capt. Benj. P.: att'y-at- 
law in S., since removed to Bost ; m. Sarah F., dau. of Capt. Tobias D^vis. 

Edward Lander, eld. son of E. L. merch. in S. : Att*y at 

law in the vicinity, — successively at South Reading, Lynn, and Danvers. 
He has since migrated to Indianapolis, Jnd., and filled the post of a District 
Att'y for the State. Mr. L. was lately (May, 1850,) appointed Judge 
of C. PI. for Marion co. Meanwhile, he served in the late Mexican war 
as a Capt. of volunteers under both Gen'ls. Scott and Taylor, though 
not brought into actual conflict Unm. 

Charles W. Palfret, only son of Warwick P. : entered the 

profession and practice of law, but on the his father's death, snooeeded lum 
in the editorial care of the Essex Register. Unm. 

1836. — James Chisholm, son of Wm. C : had charge of the episco- 
pal church at Charlottesville, Va., took priests' orders, July 1842, and 
is now Rector of Martinsburg, Berkley co. Va. 

Daniel Cook, eld. son of Nathan C, sea-capt : for seTend 

years a teacher in Mississippi ; now returned to S., where he ia a 

Edward Aug. Crowninshield, fourth son of Hon. B. W. C: 

Att'y. at law, in B. ; m. Caroline M., dau. of Francis Welsh of B., Jao* 

Jones Very, eld. son of J. V., sea-capt : had the second 

honors of Commencement-day ; Greek Tutor at Camb. [1836-*38] ; pub- 
lished a small vol. of '' Essays and Poems " (1839) ; and is now resident 
— unm. — in S. 

•^— Thomas Barnard West, eld. son of Capt Thos. W. : had the 
third honors of his class at (graduation ; and was teacher of a female school 
in Beverly at his death (from dysentery) Oct. 11, 1842, (26.) Unm. 

1838. — Wm. Ingersoll Bowditch, fourth son of Hon.N.B. : att'y 
at law in Bost. ; m. Sarah P., dau. of James Higginson, of Bost^ (Sept 

William Burley Howes, eld. son of Fred. H., Esq. : att'y 

at law in Bost 

John Gallison King, eld. son of J. G. E. (see <mie) : att'y 

at law, in Bost ; m. Jane Frances, dau. of Gustavus Tuckennan, of Bost 
(May, 1843.) 

William Henrt Prince, eld. son of John P., Jr., (see anU): 

Phys. in S. ; m. Eliz'h Lucretia Bullard Parker of Pepperell. 

Henry Orne Stone, second son of Deac. John S. : Phys. in 

Bost. ; m. Mary B. Low, (Nov. 1844.) Dr. S. has removed to Concord. 

William Wetmore Story, only son of Hon. Jos. S. of S. and 

Camb. : pursued in B. the legal profession a very few years ; since a 
student of sculpture (in which art some happy specimens have come frosi 
his hand, at Florence, Italy. He m. Emeline Eldredge of Bost (Oct., 184S.) 

1840. — Geo. Francis Cueyer, third son of Capt James W.C: 
BUy-at-law, in S. 

1851.] OraSuaiei qf Earvard onginating frwn Salem. 161 
Edwabd Bbooks PiERBOir, eld. son of Dr. A. L. P. [H. U. 

1812] : Phys. in S. ; m. Cath. P., eld. dau. of Nath. Saltonstall. 

William O&nb White, eld. son of Hon. Judge White, (H. U. 

1797.) : absent in £urope for his health ; m. Margaretta E. Harding of 
Springfield, (Sept 1848,) and ord. over the new Unitarian Society, West 
Newton, the same autumn. 

1841. — William St. Aonan Stearns, only son of Richard S., and 
gr.-son of Wm. S. [H. U. 1776] : Att'y at law in Maiden ; m. Hannah 
Emily Whitman of Bost, (May, 1849.) 

Henrt Osgood Stone, fourth son of Rob't S. mereh. ; Phys. 

in Bost. 

1842. — Benjamin Barstow, only son of the late Benj. B. (and 
cousin to the graduates of the name, (1832 <& '33 :) att*y-at-law in S. 

Frederick Howes, second son of F. H. Esq. : went to Eu- 
rope to complete his medical studies, and d., of consumption. May, 1849, on 
his passage from Charleston, to New York, having just then commenced 
the practice of the profession. 

Samuel Johnson, eld. son of Dr. Samuel J. [H. U. 1814.] : 

entered the ministry thro' the Divinity Sch. Camh. ; an occasional preacher 
since ; and now, (May, 1850,) engaged for tlie next half year at Dorches- 
ter ; joint-compiler with Sam. Longfellow, of " Book of Hymns for public 
and private devotion," (18mo, 1846.) 

Stephen Henry Phillips, eld. son of Hon. S. C. P. (see 

ante :) commenced his career as att'y at law in Bost, removed to S. in 
the close of 1849, and is the present editor of the " Law Reporter." • 

1843. — Horace Putnam Farnham, eld. son of Putnam I. F.: att'y- 
at-law in S. 

Washington Very, second son of Jones V.: Theol. student 

for a time ; now a private teacher in S. 

Henry Orne White, second son of the Hon. Judge W. : Phys. 


1844. — Joseph Pkabody, eld. son of Col. Francis P. ; student in the 
Scientific schools of Germany and Paris. 

Stephen Goodhue Wheatland, eld. son of R. G. W. (see 

ante) : student-at-law in S. 

Leverett Saltonstall, eld. son of Hon. L. S. [H. U. 1802] : 

att*y-at-law in Boston. 

1845. — Wm. Henry Thorndike, second son of Larkin S., Esq. : 
Phys. in Boston. 

1846. — Wm. Seter Brazer, eld. son of the late Rev. Dr. B. [H. U. 
1813] : d. as a student in the academy at West Point, July 17, 1849, (23.) 

Geo. Cheyne Shattuck Choate, eld. son of Dr Geo. C. : 

Phys. in S. 

Joseph Barlow Felt Osgood, son of Capt Wm. O. : Att'y- 

at-law in S., and a Kep. of the city (1850.) 

Henry Samuel Ropes, son of Hardy R., Esq., (now of Camh.) 

a teacher in Marhlehead, and since student in the Law School, Cambr. 

1847. — Georoe Andrews, fifth son of John H. A. : student in the 
Law Sch. Gamb. 

Aug. Porter Chamberlain, son of Benj. P. C. now in Europe. 

Wm. Cbovtnshield Endicott, eld. son of W. P. E. (see 

anU. :) student at the Law Sch. Camb. 

Joshua Johnson, second son of Dr. Sami J. 

Geo. Wm. Phillips, third son of Hon, S. C. P. : student in 

Engineering and Sarveying. 


SxbraorXinary JPomtfy — humurd. 


1848. — Chables French, third son of B. H. F. [H. U. 1798] : sta- 

Stephen Bradshaw Ives, eld. bod of S- B. L, Esq, : sometimA 

a teacher in West Newhury ; now a resident in S. 

Henrt Salton stall, son of Nathaniel S. : in mercantile bun* 

ness in Bost 

1849. — Charles Francis Choate, second son of Dr. Geo. C; George 
Johnson, third son of Dr. Sam'l J. ; James Andrew Gillis, son of Jamat 
D. G. ; Charles Jackson Thorndike, third son of Larkin T, Esq. 


To the Fablisher of the BegiBter. 

Dear Sir : — I send you inclosed, for the next Historical and Gen. 
Beg. if possible, the names of two children, at whose births, not (mly the 
parents and grand-parents, but all the great-grand parents were iKt^ 
The names of the whole are given, with the date of their respcctire birtbb 
The three who are asterizcd are now dead. All the sunrivora reside k 
Pittsfield, Mass., and are among its most respectable inhabitants. Ym 
are challenged to produce a similar well-authenticated case, in the histoiy 
of New England or of the United States. The manner in which the Hit 
shall be published, I leave to jour judgment. 

Pittsfield, Ms., 18 Nov., 1850. C 



f Maria E. Merrill, 
\ Charles E. Merrill, 


July 30th, 1844 


Oct 10th, 1845. 


(John E.Merrill, 
\ Mary E. Childs, 


May 21st, 1820. 


June 19th, 1822. 


( Pliillips MerriU, 
( Frances A. Stanton, 


Oct. 12th. 1790. 


June 29th, 1794 

Levi Childs, 
( Eliza H. Root, 


March 11th, 1798. 


Oct 30th, 1801. 



( Hosea Merrill, 
\ ♦Sarah Phillips, 


June 19th, 1761. 


July 27th, 1762. 

( *Robcrt Stanton, 


August 14th, 1768. 

1 *Anna Tracy, 


Feb. 23d, 1773. 

j Isaac Childs, 


July 1st, 1775. 

Mary Stanton, 


July 28th, 1777. 

( James Root, 

( Elizabeth Stocking, 


Feb. 25th, 1781. 


May 9th, 1780. 

Leonard. — Leeds, England, 16 March, 1784. — Saturday last, W. R 
Leonard, late an Apothecary in this town, was tried at York, and fbond 
guilty of obtaining models and plans of machines and utensils used in the 
woolen manufactory with intent to export the same to America, and aen- 
tenccd to fniffcr twelve months imprisonment, to pay a fine of £200, and to 
be impriiioned until the fine be paid. 
J/as. Spy, 6 May, 1784. 

1851.] FamUy qf SmUngtan. 168 


North Hadley, 1 mo., 22, 1849. 

Esteemed Friend, the Publisher of the N. £. Hist, and Gen. Register: 

I inclose a copy of a letter written by Dr. Joseph Huntington, minister a long 
time in Coventry, Ct I have nothing to show the date of the letter. I take some 
interest in this account, being a descendant of the Huntington family — my mother 
beinv of that name. — I am of the seventh generation from the original Simon, in 
the bne of his son Christopher. 

Very Respectfully thy Friend, 

Dexter M. Leonard. 

Copy of a letter from Dr, Joseph Huntington, of Coventry, Ct., to his 
brother, Mr. Miphalet Huntington, of Windham, Ct., who remained on 
the homestead, • 

Near the close of the reign and tragical death of Charles the first, who 
was then the king of Great Britain, (ie.) near the year 1640, (for in 1648 
tlie king was beheaded) the original stock [progenitor] of our family in 
America, who was a citizen of Norwich in England, and a religious Puri- 
tan under persecution, (with many others in those days) with his wife and 
three sons embarked for America. 

His name was Simon Huntington. This good man was grandfather to 
your grandfather and mine. He was nearly fitly years of age, and his 
wife some years younger. Their three sons were in the bloom of youth. 
Their names were Christopher, Simon, and Samuel. They made their 
course for the mouth of Connecticut river. But our progenitor being 
seized with a violent fever and dysentery, died within sight of the shore ; 
whither he was brought, and now lies buried, either in Saybrook or Lyme, 
as both towns were but one at first. Ilis widow, our grandfather's grand- 
mother, was a lady of good family, piety, and virtue, and had a valuable 
fortune lefl her in money ; and not long after, she married to a gentleman 
in Windsor, which town was settled almost as early as any in Connecticut. 
His name was Stoughton. There the good lady finished her life in afHu- 
ence and comfort The three sons settled first at Saybrook ; but soon 
after, the younger, viz., Samuel, removed into New Jersey and settled at 
Newark, where there is a respectable family of our name and kindred, 
though not very numerous in the branches of it. Not long after the settle- 
ment of our ancestors at Saybrook, the venerable Mr. Fitch came over, to 
take the pastoral charge of them. Soon after this, they made a discovery 
of the township that we a '1 Norwich, and which they so named in regard 
to the city of Norwich in England, from whence the most respectable part 
of them came. The people began to emigrate from Saybrook to Norwich 
in considerable numbers, and all dearly loved their minister. A warm 
contention arose between the emigrants and those that remained at Say- 
brook, with regard to their minister, which Mr. Fitch decided very wisely. 
He told them that he had a dear love for them all ; but that he could do 
no other than cleave to the major part, wheresoever their residence might 
be. Accordingly, as the greater part of his charge soon removed to Nor- 
wich, he also settled there ; was the first minister of that town, a faithful 
and worthy servant of Christ, and a friend to the souls of men. Laboring 
many years in the sacred work there, until old age deprived him of farther 
usefiilness ; he then removed to Lebanon and there died. Thia ^loodtnoxi 
was the progenitor of aU who hear the name in Norwich, and. l\iQ W^nA 

164 Family of SwuimgUm. [Aprili 

But to return to our family ; about the time that Samuel, before men- 
tioned, removed to Newark, the other two brethren came to Norwich, viz^ 
Christopher and Simon, and there lived in honor, pietj and prosperity, to 
a good old age. The sons of Christopher were, Christopher, Thomas, and 
John. The sons of this last mentioned Christopher, were Christopher, 
Isaac, Jabez, Mathew, Hezekiah, John, and Jeremiah. The sons of Thomas 
were, Thomas, Jeddidiah, Christopher, £liezer, William, and Simon. 
John left but one son, bearing his own name. This you will note, bringi 
the pedigree of our family down in one branch of it, to a collateral line 
with your father and mine, i. e., in the branch of Christopher the son of 
Simon, who was the original^stock of all who bear the name in this coantnr. 
I [will] next acquaint you with another branch, i. e., the branch [<tf] 
Simon, son of the original Simon, from whence you and I have our descent 
direct. His sons were Simon, Joseph, ^Samuel, Daniel, and James. The 
soy s of the last mentioned Simon, were Simon, Ebenezer, and Joshua. 
The sons of Joseph, were, Joseph, Nathaniel, Jonathan, David, and Solo- 
mon. The sons [of] Samuel, were, Samuel, Caleb, John, and Simon 
The sons of Daniel, were Daniel, Jonathan, and Benjamin. The sons of 
James, were James, Peter, and Nathaniel. With regard to that brandi 
in New Jersey, descended from Samuel, son of the original Simon, he left 
one son, Stimuel by name, on a collateral line with our grandfather Joseph. 
This Samuel had three sons, Thomas, Simon, and Samuel, which were oo 
a coHat<^ral line with your father and mine. This is an account of all the 
male i^suc of our family, from the original Simon, down to our immediate 
parents, and contains a series of about a century and a half. 

We have kindred of the same name now in England, and among them 
some very respectable, as the family was at the time of the emigratiOD of 
our progenitors. 

A brother of the orignal Simon, whose name was Samuel, was ci^ytaiii 
of the king's life guard, and much in his favor. With regard to the soc- 
ceeding branches of our family in this country, they are somewhat numer- 
ous, though not so much dispersed as some other families. 



Communicated by H. G: Somcrby, Esq. 

From Vol. 375, of Manuscripts relating to New England, in her Majesty's State 
Paper Office. 

" To the right lion***' the Lords and others of his Maj** most hono^ privy Council: 
The hunMe petition of Edinand Brudenell, Esf*' 

Most humhly shewetb that whereas your petitioner is resoWed to make a Toytge 
to New England for the furtherance and good of the plantacon there, & wi*^ faun 
to carr}- over a company of forty men or thereabouts, w** w* resolution yo" LoT 
are already acquaynted. 

Ills Imuiblc sute is that your bono" would grant him liberty to ship 3 or 4 l)ieccs 
of ordnance: & 200 '*• in money, for the buying and providing of some provisMOi 
& necessaries for himself & his comi)any, before Siey sett onwards of their intended 
Toyage : he laying out & bestowing all the same 200^ before his dep* eat of Us 
Maj" Kingdomes of England & Ireland. And to give him yo^ hon^ wamnt m 
wry ting for the pmiss" that he may be out Danger of being staid bj an^ scarchen 
or other officers belonging to his highness ports & havens. And yo' peticoner ihall 
dayly pray for the prosperities of yo* \iono'* Von^to contLaue." H. C S. 

f On the oatside of this MS., is 1630, m ^n!C^'\ 

1851.] The Froit Family. 166 

[By a detMndont of Jobbpu, iod of Hon. Jomr FRost.) 

In the July number of the Register for 1849, there is a Memoir of 
Hjgor Charles Frust* at Kiltery, Maine, son of Nicliolas Frost, who is the 
KCicefltorof modt (if noliill) of the Froats in America. It is proposed logive 
anacGoant of a portion of h is descendants. The names of six daughters are 
^ren. And also of three sous, Charles, John and Nicholas The latter 
^ed chihlless. Charles (the oldest) married Ural, Feb. 7, 1696-{>, Sarah, 
daughter of Capt. Simon Wainnright, of Haverhill, Mass., bom July 
17tb, 1682, and died June Stli, 1714, leaving nine children, viz: Sarah, 
bom Nov. 6, 1699 ; Charles, born May 21, 1701 ; Mary, Sept. 18, 1702; 
Elisabeth, Dec. 21, 1703; John, Feb. 9, 1704-5; Simoo, March 8, 
I705-fi ; Abigail, Nov. 10, 1707 and died Jan. 0, 1708 ; Mehilable, Dec. 
gS, 1700, and died March 20, 1710 ; Abigail, Sept. IG, 1712 ; and Nicho- 
laa,Hay 31, 1714. He married, (second) Nov. 2o, 1714, Jane, daughter 
of Robert Eliot, Esq., and widow of Andrew Fepperrell. (brother of Sir 
Williiun) and had (as by Kitlery record) Jane, bom 1715-6, March 2; 
EBot, June 29, 1718; Jane, July 9, 1720, and died July 3, 1721, (the 
death of the firt't Jane not being recorded.) 

Hon. Joes Frost, second son of Major Charles Frost, was bom at 

(.Kttery, Me., March 1, 1C8I, and died at New Castle, N. II.. Feb. 25, 1732, 
jiged SO years, II months and 24 days. Sept. 4, 1702, he married Maty, 
■j jw o ldest sister of the first Sir William FeppereU, and the daughter of 
^VUliam Fepperell, {married in 1680, to Margarey, daughter of Mr. John 
'JBerry or Bray,) who was a native of Cornwall, and emigrated to America, 
,|Aoiit 1676, settling at the Isle of Shoals, removing to Kittcry, and dying 
fl»re,Feb. 15lb, 1733-4, "in the eighly yearof his age," and his wife 
9fargarey, dying April 24. 1741. August 12, 1745, she married Rev. Dr. 
Odeman of Boston, who died Sept. 19, 1751, and after his death, she 
Bwrried Judge Benjamin Freacott, of Danverse, Mitss. She died 1766 ; 
and vas bom, Sept. 5, 16»5. 

John Frost once commanded a British ship of war. lie was a merchant 
at New Castle, and was one of the Governor's council in 1727. His 
cbQdren were oa follows : 

1. Margaret, bom Feb. 1, 1703. 

2. William, bora May 20, 1705, merchant, New Castle. 

3. JoH.v, bom May 12, 1709, Register of Deeds for York Co. Maine, 
Commissary in the Revolutionary War, whose son was Col. John Frost of 
the Army, gntndfulher of John Frost, L.L.D., of Fhiladelphio. 

4. Charles, b. August 27, 1710, leading man in Portland, Maine, and 
'HeA while a representative. 

5. Marv, h. August 19, 1711. 

G. Sarah.)). February 1, 1713,married Rev. John Blunt of New Castle; 
■nd, after his decease, John Hill, of South Berwick, a judge of the Court, 
iwd memberof the Governor's Council. She died August 13, 1772, having 
kad seven children, and leaving six behind her. Rev John Blunt has 
naay descendants in and about Portsmouth, and also in New York, among 
tte latter, are Joseph and Nathaniel, lawyers, and Edward and George, 

• Major Charles Frmt rcpresBntcd Klttcrj- in the Maaiathusctto Legifiladiro in 
|660snd*61,*69. and '7-t. The Kitlerr rei.'anls describe the death of his mn 
John, thus: " The Hon;? John Frost, of Nuw Caslle, in the Province of New 
Bammh?, F^si^. tCL'ond son to yo above »d Charles Frost, Esq.. and MaT\,\i\aa^ 
ttx of Joseph Bolles of Wefk.) bk wife, D^ed February the Klb, \lSi-3, %\kiu,\. 
bar of the clock in the morning, he being in the &2nd year o[ bu &£<£." 

166 TJie Frott Family. [April, 

merchaats. One of the daughters of Rev. John, Abigail, married Willilun 
Parsona, Esq., of Alfred, whose joungesL son. Usher Parsonp, M.D., ot 
Providence K. I, prepared the memoir of Major Charles Frost, above 
referred lo, and it is hoped will yet publish a geneological hisiory of the 
Frost, Pepperell, and Leightoii* families. 

7. Maky. b. Februwy ii(i, 1714. 

8. Andrew Pkppekell, April 12, 1716. 

9. JosGrH, b. Sept. 2!), 1717, a merchunt at Newcastle, K. H. ; died 

• C«th«rine. {the eWeil daoghler of Nicholm and uiter of Major CliRrles FroH.) bora 
U Kitunr, lasa, mirrieil sboni tbe ytn tSS6, WllIiiDi Lelglitoi),Dr trbOMDrigiD Ihen *r« 
conflicting tnilitions. One it that three brutliera emigrattd rrom EnelBOcl prior lo lUO, 
that cne tettleil in Dover, N. H. ; ode In Mnsi. \ and oue ( Williiita, who wi* ■ lea-faiiBC 
mm and ihlp^mntler,) in tbst port of KitUr; now called KlloL Auollier IradiUoii it, llul 
ha wiu laken from a wreck at lea, and rarried Inio Kittcr?. Foltom't Hittory of Saeo 

and ^iddeford, eoconrage* the Idra that he wu a bnuich of^the fsmilvor Leightoa. 

— - very eaily period, wan a ranldeni of Saco, Ha had a boo John who ' 

IS early u 164D. Witliun, who went lu Eliot, now Kitterr, may ba' 

a very early period, wan a ranldeni of Saco, He had a eoti John w 

- as early u 164D. WilliuB, who went tu Eliot, now Kitterr, may 

of bin, or he may have been a younger brolhar of the finl John in Sioo. Al auy rale, 

, ,.._M cnlled Crooked Ijine, where ha raeeiTed agrant froi_ __ 

Killery, in lB6B,of 1! acres of land. Very loon nfterhe rcuiOTcd to WalW, no* I,*inhl 
fort, in Eliot, then Kittety, and died there in Sept., 1660. After her hnibaod'a dcoc 
\ln. Leiglitan married Major Joseph Uammond, of Kinery, by whnm ibe liad ODt cl._ _. 
*ii ; Col. Joaeph Hammond, the common oncetlor of all by the oaDie of Hammond, in 

't IS, ITI6,agFd83. Her WflUun 

.eiibion, were a* followii Mary, twm aboat ISAT, married John Hunking, of BoMvai 
Wiiliam, bom aboat i65<»,died young; John, barn Uay, 1661 ; Ehzabelb, bom atHmt IMt, 

1, were a* follown Hary, Iwm aboat ISAT, married John Hunking, 
, iHim aboat 165<t,died young; John, Iwm Uay, 1661 ; Ehzabelh, bon 
_jd protiably died young- 
John (bom 1661) married Oner Lanf^on, June IS, 16Sfl. AbonllSMl, ha buill 
"-Ii father in Elior, Ifton Kittair,) -■•■■■'■ ■•— '■— -' — ■■ '■'■■- - '-- 

the proniineni.meii In the place' He wi 

frequently emploved in llie town and pariah afTnin. He owned a larie 
,. :, ,_.,._^, __ „ . - 1T17, 

propeny Rnu waa uiie ui liid prumincnL.inrn m uiv ptnvK. no wua KTeriu yean, rronj titj, 
Kheriff nf the Connty nt Yorkahire, which luoluded Ibe Stale oT Uaine, OB the roUowi^ 

GEORGK, by thegrace of God, of Great Brilain, Franoo.ond Ireland, King, Defenderoribe 
Faith, Jbc, To all anto whom llieM prewnt» rhnll come. Greeting. Know yee That We* 
have committed lo oar well-belOTed John l.e»thton, Gent, onr Cnanty orYorhe.wllhinas 
Province of the Uouachnfelts Bay, in Kew Englaud, to keep daring Oar Plewure,HtBM 
yaarlv he Render unto us Our Dues ami of our Debt* and all other thing* to (he office <( 
oar Sheriff, in onr County, aforesaid appertaining, he answer lo ns at onr Treaniry. Wea 
llkewlie command the Freeman and ail other our Subject*, within (lor Said Count*, Ihtf 
loChesald John Leighton, as Sheriff of onr Coanty aforesaid in all tblngi whieh'tott* 
Mid Offlce Iwiongelb, Ibev be helping, aiding and asriating. 

In Testimony Wbereol' Wee hate cauneii Ibe Seal of onr province of the Hniwji 
una Bur to l<e hereunto affixed. Witness Samnal Sliule, Esq., Uar Captain GmMial mk 
Governor In Chief, in and Over our said Proiince, at Boston, tbe 30th dav oT .liur, la tti 
Third Vearuf Our Reign. Anooipie IXmini, 1717. SAUt'EL SHOTS. 

By hi* ExcetlenoT't Cflmmind, by nnd with Ibe advice and Consent of the CoanciL 
JOS. MARIOS, D. Sccr'y. 

He died in Eliot, Not. 10, 1734, aged 03, and hia widow died in Eliot, Not. 11, ITtT, ta 
her Toth year. Child — 

1. Eliubeth Leighton, bom Hay 90. IflQI ; married Beiuamin (son of Eiekiel ind gaai- 
■on nf Eld. William) Wenlworlh, of Somenwortb. Sent, n, 1717 ; and had John, Itakk 
W, nil; Ellnbcth, Feb. 15, 1721. married Hark Wenlwonh of Somenworlh, MB tl 

Beijiamin, and gnndson of Elder Willinm : Abigail, Feb. 12, 1713. married Ichaiud (M> 
of Jeremiah) R/u1in>, of Somersworth; and Mary July £U, 17XB, married EbeiWiVT (NB ■( 
Col. Thomas] WallingfoH, of Somersworlh. 

1. Mary, bom May 7, 1SB8, married October U, 17ia, Panl Gerriih, of Dover. M. H.. Bay 
nMnlHtive from 1136 to 1710, anil died .lune 6, 17U, among wboae children waa Hmj, 
narried Dr. Mona Cut, of Someisworlh. 
g. Sept. 9,I6H,marrieil Nov. ITM.Sarah.daDghlerof John Hill.ofBvaM. 
4. John, bom May 37, ISBS, married Marr Hill, another daagbter of John Itill, of Sar- 
Wiek. Dec. IB. I71G. She died April 36, 1768, InheTefilh year |Tba follDwing upon Iha 
Kitlerv records remalna unexplained : " Oct. 3, 1726, John l.ei|(blon, of Kitteiy. and EUn 
Mh Wentwortb of Exeter, Intend marrinie." This Kliiubeth Wenlworlb, u tuppoed I« 
b« the onlv child of Thoma*, son of Kiekiel and namlMtn of Eld William, who diad la 
1718 and whoae widow, Love, married alinat ITIS John Thing, of Eieter.) 
*. TohiM, bom Sot. 17. IJQI, maTTie.l, first, Grace Sfiplei, of Kitlery, Nov. 15, 11*7, 
mBdthedhd, liaWng hail four children by Wm.'Rov.l, nan, «twd 27 yrmrt; and h* m»»- 
ried, reconll. Jan. 30, ITBH, Snn^, dangbut at lun«s ui<i ftuiltt C\»iaioi»ve, and had by 
Jter ttfo eliildrtn. ^ „ 

«. 5«innei, bont, Nov. ta, 1T07, waa liiH«4 Vj ft« tiii ol «.tt»»,"Ejwi,»,\\»fc. 

^iSei.] The Frost Family. MT 

SepL 14, 17S8, aged 50 years and II mouths, and was buried in the family 
burying-grounii at Newcastle. 

10. AmoAiL, b. May 26, 1719. 

11. Gkoroe, b. April 26, 1720, and died June 21,1736, aged 76 yeat«. 
Ho was Justice of the Peace in 1768. He waa appointed one of Ibe 
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas at the organization of StraiFord Co. 
N. H., with Col, John Wentworth, of Soinerswonh, and Col. Otis Baker, 
of Dover, in 1773, and so continued until 1791, when he became disquali- 
fied by age. He was for many years Chief Justice. He was a delegate 
to the CoutinenUil Congresf? in 1776, 1777, and in 1779, and Councillor three 
years, from 17S1. He received an education under the direction of his 
brother-in-law, Kev. John Blunt, and then went into the counting-house of 
his uncle, Sir Williajn Pepperell, and aboutl740,he entered one of his 
veseeb as supercai^. He followed the sea for about twenty years, and went 
into partnership with George Richards of London, and sajli^d W and from 
that port. On the death of Mr. Richards, he married his widow, who died 
in England about 1757, leaving no children. About 1760, he returned to 
live at his old home in New Castle, and there resided until he married for 
a second wife, in 1874, Mrs. Margaret Smith, widow of Ebenezer Smith 
£sq., of Durham, where he five years after fixed hie permanent residence. 
He left four children, viz : George and John, Mary and Martha Wentworth, 
(widow of Henry Mellen, Esq., lawyer and poet, of Dover, N. H., and 
brother of the late Chief Justice of Maine. She died in January, 1 835.) 

12. Samuel, b. Aug, 19, 1721. 13. 14. Ukkjamin and Jane, (twins) 
b. May 15, 1722. 15. Miriam, b. 0<:I. 8, 1725. 16., b. July 2, 
1726. 17. DoEOTUY, b. August 21, 1727. 


JosEpa Fr03T, ninth child of Hon. John, merchant of New Castle, mar- 
ried Margaret Colton of Springfield, Mass., Oct. 20, 1744. She was bom 
April 19, 1724, and was a descendant of George Colton, who was the 
ancestor of all the Colton's of New England. He was the first planter in 
that part of Springfield, which is now Long Meadow. He was there as 
early aa 1644. was representative in 1G69, and otlen one of the selectmen. 
His birth place \» said lo have been Sutton — Coldfield, near Birmingham. 
He married Deborah Gardner, and had five sons and four daughters, all 
of whom married and had familie.'j, excepting the youngest son, who died 
unmarried. George Colton died Feb. VA, 1G99, and his wife Deborah 
Colton. dieil SepL 5, 1689. Ephraim Colton, second son of George, was 
born April 1618, and married Mary Drake,* Nov. 17, 1670, and had by her 
four sons. She died leaving four children, Oct. 19, IGSl, and March 26, 
1683, he married Hester Mansfield, and had by her, seven sons and six 
daaghlers. He died May 14. 1713, before the birth of his youngest (the 
seventeenth) child. Samuel Colton, Ilie fourth son of Ephraim by his first 
wife, was bom Jan'y 17, 1679, and Married Margaret Bliss (who died 
Janury 19th, 173G) on the 1 Gth January 170f>-7, For many years they 
had no children, and had but two in all. Mrs. Frost, the oldest, and 
Samuel, bom Sept. 7th, 1727, who married Flavia Colton, Nov. 26, 1759 ; 
ji» died childless. April 6, 1763 ; and second. Lucy Colton, Oct, 14, 1765, 
feo died Dec 1 1, 1799. He died Nov, 5, 178 1. Of their seven children, 

' * Her fint Ancestor in New England, vai John Drake, who came here l>efore 1636. 
M in that mi hi Bctlled in Windsor, Ct., with his family. He wm aeridenwllj ItiUaA 
there by the orprluming of n cart upon him, August llth, 16^9. '"WVAow l^nwwft 
not kDown) Drake" dieiJ /n Windsor, Vet. 7, IfiSI, aged 99. "nvey^uii 3o\i, tn.^iail 
yioicoi; (pnrenu of UiB Mirr m. lo Ephraim Colton,) John, m-HBimaVMootf, »»A 
AoDi m. iOrr a«eW. - iar ff«,. .%„ter, /«■ J-amwri, 1 850, pnoe 66 

168 The Frott Family. [April, 

three died joung ; Flavia married Alexnnder, eon of Moses Field, of Long 
Meadow, and died without issue ; Margaret married David Booihe, and 
died leaving children now living on Long Meadow ; Lucy niarried Benja- 
min Stebbins, wlio removed to Boston, and was a merchant there ; Samuel, 
bom Feb. 4, 1778, married Ann G. Warrincr, March 6, 1799, had one son 
(Samuel) now living in Granville, Mass., and fourdaughters, all now living, 
Uie first marrying E. W. Storrs, of Springfield, the second, Mr. Lawton, 
of Long Iilcadow, the third, Mr. Wright, of East Hampton, Mass.. and the 
fourth, Hon. John II. Brockway, of Ellington, Conn., late Member of 
Congress from the Hariford DisL, Conn. After Samuel Collon'a death, 
June 17, ISll.his widow married a Mr. Burt, of Long Meadow, and now 
lives the second time a widow. 

The mother of Mrs. FrosL, the wife of Samuel Colton, was a deaccndanl 
of Thomas Bliss, who, with his wife Margaret, were among the first settler! 
of Hartford, Conn., where he died in 1640, having had live sons and lour 
daughters. The eldest eon, Thomas, moved to Saybrook and aOerwaids 
to Norwich, Conn., and is supposed to be the ancestor of Major Bliss, son- 
in-law of Gen. Taylor. 

The second son, Nathaniel, came to Springfield from Hartford. Conn., 
where he married in 1646. From him was descended the late CoL John 
Bliss, who married a grand daughter of Ephraim Colton, and of ccoirse a 
cousin of Mrs. Frost. lie represented Springfield, 1774, and, after 
"Wilbraham was incorporated, he continued to represent that town. He was 
tlao Senator, Councillor, Judge of Court of Common Pleas for Hampshire 
Co. and Colonel in the revolution. He died 1809. He was the maternal 
grand father of Judge Oliver B. Morris, of Springfield, Mass. 

In 1646, Ma^^arct, widow of Thomas Bliss, followed her son Nathaniel 
to Springfield, bringing with her, her sons Lawrence, Samuel, and Jobit, 
and her daughters Hannah, Mary, EUxabelh, and Saruh. Mary, married 
Joseph Parsons, the ancestor of Dr. Usher Parsons of Providence, R. l, 
and author of the Memoir of Charles Frost, above alluded to. Widow 
Margaret Bliss, died August 28, 1684. 

Samuel Btiss, son of Thomas and Margaret, married Mary Leonard, 
Nov. ] 0, 1 665, daughter of John Leonard of Springfield, by whom he had 
three sons and eight daughters. He died March 23, 1720, aod she difd 
March 21, 1724. 

The tenth child of Samuel and Mary Bliss was Uargarel, bom Sejit 
11. 1684, who married Samuel Colton, 1707,and became I lie mother cf 
Margaret, who married Joseph Fbobt, of New Castle, and her brother 
Samuel Cotton. 

Sometime in the summer of 1792, after a widowhood of near H yemn, 
Mrs. Margaret Frost married Judge Ichal>od Rollins,* of thai pMt af 
Somersworth, N. H,, now called Rollinsford, (and for whom the town n 
named) and died there, July 5th, 1813. aged 89 years. Judge RolKat 
bom. July 18, 1722; died Jan. 31, 1800, aged 78, with no cliUdren bj 
bis last wife. 

The children of Joseph and Margaret Frost, were oe follows : 

1. Maroaret, b. Dec. 8, 1747, m. July 1771, Hon. John Wentwoidfc 

*HBwa«*onorJcnnniit> Rollinn, who mQTCd in ITll, Tnim what is now GrMnluid, 
H. H., lo where Hun. Wm. W. Bollins now Uvea, in HollinironI, and wliere Jad^ \A- 
•bod Rollins lived, lie wu s delcmie lo tlic reTolnlionarj of ninvenlions ibatnirl (I 
Exelor in April. Msy.und UEccmlwr, 1775. He wu odd of tlic commiiwe to pnpu* 
«nd brinx into Conrpnlion, a plan oF Wayi and Uosna, for fumiBhing troops. Al» 
one of the eommitlee of iof^XiCt- Ue wan aim (irpernt when the ronvcntioo molTtd 
iUelftJananrj 5, 1776, into an indepenienl Sl»W s<"="™»cm.. Uewu aliiodelccMeaf 
nrpfMeutativo to the Conveniiotk or Ixg\a\Uiii«,^U mU.Q<a..\tiib,vtl^ S««ti 

MSI.] The Frost Family. 169 

of Dover ; and, afler he died on Jan. lOlli, 1787, she became the third 
wife of Col. Johu Waldron, of Dover, and died Sept 30, ItfOS, and was 
bnried in his ikmity burjing-ground. Tbis branch is all noticed in the 
Geneological Register for Oct. 1 850, in article u]>on the Wentworlh family. 
The following additions should be mode however. Margaret Wentnorth, 
bom &fay 27, 1773, died unmarried at Col. Waldron's, of bilious fever, 
October 27, 1801. Judge John Harvey, (son of Col. John, of NorUiwood) 
who married their daughter Dorothy, died May 2d, 1849, leaving only two 
children, and he waa Iwm April 16tb, 1774; and his oldest daughter, 
Mai^ret Ann, bom Nov. 15, 1815, married Solomon Clarke Buzell, of 
Nnrthwood, and his youngest, Dorothy, born May 7th, 1817, married Feb. 
27, 1838, James Augustus Treat, of Pittsfield, N. II. They bad one Bon 
G«orge, born July Ist, 1822, and died May 17, 1823. By a former wife 
Judge Harvey had, Jolin, born at Northwood, X. H., June 16, 1799, and 
ilied there, August 10, 1834, leaving seven childi'en and a widow who 
married, August 1839, John Bennet, Esq., of Northwood; oiid Cliarles 
bom Dec 2l'at, 1802, and died May 17. 182.^. 

2. Joseph Frost, b. May 3d, 1749, m. Sarah Sirap.wn, and died at 
New Ca-stle, aged 81. He and his brother George signed the pledge to 
support the revolution at New Castle, in 1776. 

3. Georob Frost, b. Nov. 24, 1750, m. Abigail Bell, danghler of Capt. 
Thomas Bell of New Castle. She died July 25. 1810, aged 57 years and 
seven months, b. in December, 17.'52. Her mother died at New Castle, 
Nov. 23, 1797, ^ed 76 years. He died April 18, 1808, aged 57 years, 
and 4 months, and 34 days. 

4. Mary Frost, b. January 29, 1752, m. Stephen Chase, and died at 
:-fbrtsmouth, Sept loth, 1819, aged 69 years. 

, 5. Miriam Fbost, b. Feb. II, 1755. nndd. January 20, 175G. 
- 6. Jane Frost, b. March 17, 1757, m. John Salter, of Portsmouth, and 
died at Portsmouth, Dec. 10, 1837, ugcil 80 years. Has many descend- 
ants in and about Portsmouth. 

chosen the lirat Judge of Probate tinder tha new povomment, and sened from 1776. lo 
1784. Uia Re^scer of Probate all IhJB lime, was lion. Jobn Wont worth, Jr., of Dover, 
the oepheo of his first wife, and the aOD-in-Iaw of hU U»t. vho icrved from the organ- 
UaiioD of Strafford Co., in 1773, to the day of his death, January loch, 1787. Judge 
Kollina was Councillor in 1 789. He nmnipd first, Abicail Wentworth, born Febrnary 
IS, l7M,iii5lerorCol.JobnWcn[worth, of Salmon Foils, in SomerBworlb, and duugh. 
ter of Capl. Bfniamin Wenlwonh, of Somersworlh [then Dover) who wns iho graDd- 
aoa of Elder Witliaoi Wentworth b; Ezekicl, and who diocl in 1725, about six weeks 
before cbe birth (July M, 1725.) of hiadaaehter Mary.who married Kbencicr Walling- 
ford, of Somenworib, in Mar, 1749. and died Uee'r 10, 1815, in her 9taE year, 
baring had two sons, Thomas, bom Sept IT, 1755, and died single. Sept 17, l77S,aDd 
Amos, born Mareh 6cb, 1762, and died leavincehildroD, Jannorj lOtb, orlltb, 1837. 
The wife of Capt. Benjamin Wentworth, and mother of Mrs. Bollini, was EliiaheLh 
Leighton. of Kiitery, Mo^ who died at the house of her daaghter, Mn, Wallingford, 
lui week in October, 1779. Mrs. Abigail Kollini died about 17S1. The children of 
lehabod and Abi^il Rollins, were John, who married Mary Carr, and died Jajmary 
33d. 1B2I, aged 75 jcara and ten months; lehabod, m. Buth Philpot ; James, m. Hfto. 

nah Cair; Daniel, m. Martha Weeks ; Eliiabelh, m. Chadhoumo; Marr, m. 

Hon. Samuel Hale, of Barrington N. H.. Representative, Senator, and Judge of C5oun 
of CummoQ Pleas, from IT91, to 1813, and died, April 28, 1B28, aged 70) AblgaU 
died single- 
James Rawlingf of Nowbarv. was made freeman in 1634. James Rawlingt wai of 
Dorer, N. H^ 16U, Quint, jn his Hislorical Memoranda of Dover, aaya : "1656, 
Jone 27, James lUwUngs, being presenli'd For neglect of coming into iho Fublick 
mectii^ is admonished and to pay the feet of the Courto, two sliillitiga. and 6 pence.'' 

Jeremiah Rollins (jon or crandson of James ?)and his wife Eliiabilb,h»d oiAj Iqm 
ehildreo, vIit Marr. bom.jia.lS, 1714; LyduL, March 18, 1716', Dcboia^, l&mviu'^f 
»fL l7l»;MiulIciMbod,JaJrl8, 1723. 


170 The Frost Family. [April, 

7. DoROTHT Frost, b. Feb. 27, 1759, tn. James Jewett, of Dover, a 
merehant, and died at Rocliester, N. H., May 9th, 1838, ugei] 79 years. 

8. Samuel Frost, b. Jan. 27, 1760, and died unmarried, iu Ports, 
mouth, Dec. 26, 1827. 

9. Abigaii,, b. SepL 6, 1762, died lumuuricd in Corinna, Maine, April 
14, 1848. 

10. William Clark Frost, b. Sept. 16, 1764, and died at sea quiie 

U. Sarah Fnosx, b. June ll, 1766, m. CapL Richard Sailer TibbettA. 
of Portsmoutb, who died in the West Indies sutne twenty years ago. Hi; 
widow, i^ed 84 years, is the sole surviving child of Joseph and Margaret 

Georoe, son of Joseph, b. at New Castle, Nov. 24. 1750, d. at Ports- 
mouth. SepL 15. 1819, his wife having died July 25ih, 1810. l"heir 
children were as follows : 

1. Mart, h. Dec. 18, 1770. m. John Osbome, who lived at Lee, N. H, 
and died before her. She died at Lee, Sept, 1840. 

2. Margaret, b. Feb. 15, 1772, m. Samuel Greenough of Portsmouth. 
She died at New Castle, Nov, 20, 1797. He died at Portsmouth. 

3. Abigail, b. Jan. 21, 1774, m. Capt. Titus Salter, who died at ses. 
She died June, 1821, at PDrtsmouth. 

4. George Pitts, b. April 10, 1775, married Mehitable Wbite, whe 
died March, 1848, at New Caslle. 

5. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 9, 1777. and d. tingle, Jan., 1817. 

6. An infant died unnamed, Sept. 1779. 

7. Sarah Frost, b. Oct. 6, 1780, and married Joseph M. Salter, of 
Portsmouth. He died at New Orleans, Oct. 1R37. 

8. John Frost, b. JaiL 27, 1783, married Jane While, of New Cutle. 
He died Nov. 29, 1643, and she died 1845. 

9. Thomas Bell Frost, b. July 25, 1784, married Nov. 13, 1808, 
Sarah, daughter of Capt. Robert White, who died at sea some fifty ycw> 
ago, when she was young. She died June 4, 1849, aged 66 yeare, thrae 
months, and 28 days. He represented New Castle in the Legislature of 
N. H. in 1850, He tuts followed the sea forty years, and was out in tlw 
war of 1812, and was one of the Dartmoor prisoners in 1814. Hid chD- 
dren are : Mary Simpsou, born Aug. 15th, 1607, and died Sept. 19, 1806; 
William Clark, bom Feb. 15, 1809, and died Sept. 23. 1831 ; Mary UIitb, 
bom Dec. 21, 1810, and married John Yeaton, of New Castle, who died 
at New Orleans, April, 1849, leaving seven children and a widow ; Ludndi 
bom Oct 18, 1812, and married Samuel B. Amaxcen, of New Caslle; 
Thomas Frotit,bom July 27, 1814, and died May 13, 1824 ; Cliarles Louis, 
bom Nov. 26, 1816, and died March 9, 1836; John Simpson, bom Jniw 
23, 1819, married Sarah Chesley, of Durham, and live at New Castle : 
Sarah Elizabeth, bom January 29, 1624, and married Benjamin T. Ama- 
seen, of New Castle. 

10. William Clare, bom Nov. 19, 1786, married Lucy Msnsoo, of 

11. Dorothy, bom Feb. 16, 1789, single, at New Castle. 

12. Josr.PH, bom March 15, 1791, and married Sarah Famham,of 
Milton, N. H. 

13. CrrARLES Locis, bom lla^ "iaiVl^^iTOKcnftivVTOnch lady, aod 
irrea at IViimiugton, N. CaroUmu 


il.J Middlesex StatUttcg. 

[CommnnicatodbjKEv. LDCtdHB. Piios, amembcr of the N. E. H. G, Sue.) 

In 1G79, the Counly Court of Middlesex, Mass., issued an onlcr, requir- 
ing certain slatislical returns from the several Towns. The reluma sent 
by five Towns remain on file in the Court House, of which copies are here 
furnished, the orthography, except of proper names, being modernized. A 
sixth relum, to wit, from Groton, was extant a few years ago, of which an 
abstract waa then taken ; but on a recent examination, for the purpose of 
making a copy, it could not be found in it^ proper place. 

L. R. P. 

BiLLERiCA. To the Honored County Court sitting at Cambridge, 
March SI, 1680. 

In observance of a warrant from the Honored Deputy GoTemor, bearing 
date 30. 10. 1679, the answer of the Selectmen of Billerica is as foUowelh : 

As to a Ibt of the number of males and ratable estate in our town, we 
haye sent a list of both, as it was taken by the Selectmen and Commissioner, 
the last August, and as it was returned from the Commissioner's meeting. 

As to the number of families, there is fifty, besides the aged that are 
helpless, the widows, and poor persona that want relief, ten in number, and 

As to our annual allowance to our reverend Pastor, our agreement is to 
pay him seventy pounds per annum, in country pay. 

As for schools, we have no Grammar Schools. Ens. Joseph Tompson 
is appointed to teach those to write and to read, that come to him to learn ; 
and several women that are school-dames. 

As to the Tythingraen, we have five ; their names are George Farley, 
Sim(Hi Crosbee, John Shildon, Joseph Walker, and Samuel Maiming ; and 
aD ■worn according to law. 

As for nngle persons and inmates, we know of none in our Town as are 

Also Ens. Joseph Tompson was chosen by the freemen to attend siud 
'^iCourt according to said Warrant. 
] Your humble servants, 

• JosATBAN Dasforth, 

Joseph Tompsok, 
Ralph Hill, 
JoBN Frrkcb, 

Billerica, 25 March, 1680. Saudel Mankino. 

Cajibbidob. In obedience to a warrant from the Honored Court, holden 
■t Chariestown, dated the 30th of December 1679, which Court was 
adjourned till the bst Wednesday in March, which is the 31 day 1680, — 
wberein we are required to give an account of Ihe number of the families 
Mid male persons in our town ratable to the country, with our annual 
allowance to our reverend Pastor, both for quantity and quality, with our 
•chools, both Grammar and English, and also our Tythingmen, with their 
aames, and who are sworn, and who not, — and have accordingly given 
in as foUoweth : 

The number of our families, according to our nearest) .o. 

flomputation. is one hundred and twenty-one, ( 

^ The number of onr persona, according to OUT nearesV'S ^^^ 

^.WBBtpat»tioa, ia oue hundJed sixty and nine. > 


172 MiddUaex Statistics. [April, 

The annual allowance to our reverend Pastor, in money, 1 
13 about £51, 0. Oi in goods and proviBons, about X78, 13s. 
Sura is, t£l29 13 

with hisdwellingin the house builtforlhe ministry, will) four j 
acres of land adjoining thereunto also about 20 loads of ivood 
annually carried to his house. J 

30. 1. 1680. Our Latin Schoolmaster is Mr. Elijali Corlitt; his 
scholars are, in number, nine, at present. 

30. 1. IGSO. For English, our Schooldame id Goodtrife Healy ; «t 
present but nine scholars. 

30, 1. 1680. Edward Hall, English Schoolmaster; at present but 
three scholars. 

The Tylhingmen, that are already sworn before our Honored Deputy 
Governor, are John Stone Deacon, Huroph. Bradsha, Duvld IRske, John 
Gove, Samuell Stone, Rich. Dana, Jonath. Remington, James Uubbard, 
John Greene, ffrancis Whitmore, Rich. Robbins, senior. 

The Tythingmen, that are not yet sworn, are Mr. John Steadmao, Mr. 
Joseph Cooke, Mr. Tho. Olevcr, Will. Towne. 

We, who have underwritten, were chosen by tie freemen of Camliridge 
to give the account as above. 

Sam" Andrews, 
Jobs Watsonk, 

Charleslowne, fleb. 1C79. A list of males, 240. Estates, ratable heads 
included, £50. Number of families, 200. What is paid to the ministry. 
£100 per annum, in or as money, and 20' per day for transient help. 
Schools, one Grammar ; Mr. Sam Phipps keeps it ; number of seholan, 
63 ; besides English schools kept by several women. List ot' Tything- 
men ; John Kent, Eob't Leech, Petter ffowle, Ric. Lowden, W Clough, 
Bic. Taylor, Zacry Johnson, Laura. Dowse, Sam" Dowse, Henry Bal- 
come, Sam' Kettle, Tho. Lord, Sam° IIunliDg, Elias Roe, W" Dandy, 
Jn' Heyman, Solomon Phips, Edw. Wilson, Jn* ffosdicke, W Sims, Ste- 
phen Paine, Fetter Tuffs. By order of the Selectmen. 

Attest, John Newell, Record^ 

CaELMSFORD. Josiah Ricliardson, being chosen by the freemen of 
Chelmsford to attend the adjournment of the County Court held at Cam- 
bridge the last Wednesday in March, and also to bring in a list as in par- 
ticulars is specified on the specialty sent by the Honored Thomas Danforlh, 
dal«d the 30. 10. 1679, in answer to which in particular followeth. 

1. The number of males and estate in Chelmsford are, as ) . „ o 7 
in the Country Rate given in this year, 1679, f '"'" '" '" 

2. That we pay to our minister, in money £20, and in com [ oc a a 
and flefih £G0, and 30 cords of wood, in aU ^ oo. u. v. 

3. That we have no Grammar School, but several schooldamea for Eng- 
lish, and Mr. John Fiske for writing. 

4. That we have chosen 6 Tythingmen, whose names are as foUoweth. 
and are all sworn. John Wright, .Solomon Kciep, John Barrett, «en'T 
Abraham Parker, sen"., Sam"" fflecher, jun., Jacob Warren. 

5. Numberof families are 59. 

By order of the Selectmen, this 24 the 12 mo. 1679. 

Sam"* Adams, Clerfc. 

Concord. In answer to the H.oDOtei'Dt^MSj 'iwiaTKrfi'wwriKfl.^ 
SO* 10 mo. J 679 to Concord-. ^^^^ 


MidSielex Statiiiiat. 


Imp. Our males ratable, with our Troopers, are 120. 

2. Our estate, ratable to the Country is 4.323. 03. 8. (') 

3. The number of families, when those which are preparing amongst us 
to go to Lanchasler and other places, will be some few above a hundred, 
aad many of them very poor and need help. 

4. Our covenant with our reverend Pastor and Teacher is eighty pounds 
■piece yearly, in all good things the Lord doth blesa us wittial, and to be 
paid onto them seasonably. 

t. Our Tylhingmen this year, by reason of many families Bojonrning 
among ub, and the straightened situation of our Town are 13. (^) 

6. As for schools, we have in every quarter of our Town both men and 
women that teach to read and write English, when parents can spare their 
children or others to go unto them. 

7. As for Grammar Sciholars, we have none, except some of honored Mr. 
Peter Bulkle/s and some of reverend Mr. Estbrookes', whom he himself 

John Smedlt, Sen'.,and 
Thomas Dakkin, in the 
Concord, 30"— 1680. behalf of the Town. 

Gboton, Abstract. Number of families, about 40, 

Number of ratable polls, about 54. 

Minister's salary £ 50 per annum, one quarter part 


No list of estates given, as the Town was exempted 

from taxes for eight years, by the General Court. 

NoTK. The Billerica Tax-list, for 1679. referred to in the returi 
«a, is on file, and exhibits ihe following lij<t of namua, polls, andamou 

Ho. puIU. Tu. No. polU. 

£0. 7. 6 James Kidder, 2 

Job Laint!, 

Seij. Hill, 
Nath. Hill, 
Jooath. Hitl, 
Hen. Jeefls, 
Michael Bacon, 
Taa. Brookes, 
Jamea Butler, 
Pet. Bracket, 
John Bracket, 
Simon Cnwbee, 
Wm. Chamberlain, 
Jno. CbamberlBin, 
Wm. Chamberlaia 
The Carrier, 
Hr. Daniel, 
Jonath. Daoforth, 
Corpl ifpench, 
Jacob Ifrench, 
Patrick Siuit, 

Serj. Marehall, 
Sam'l Maning, 
Dan. Mackginais, 
Jam. Fatemn, 
Tho. Fattin, 
Jno. Rogun, gen., 
Jno. Rogers, jun. 
Tho. Ei^rs, 
Tho. Boss. 
Tbo, Richardson, 
Corp'l Shed, 
Dan. Shed, jun., 
John Shed, 
Zack. Shed, 
John Sanders, 
John Shildon, 
Ens. Tompson, 
Nath. Tay, 

[<)Tbc anwoiit of properly ii heregiTeiiiiDileadol 
Um oChar Tetnnu. 

(•) On > »eniinite psjier, the following 

n Brookes, John ilariam, Hamphery Bwral, ImapVfiiaa." 

found. " The 24* 
"'— ' Whtml Ml,., 
■, John Hea-Vd, 

nhicL iistatedin 

(Tub. 1879. Tha 

17i Bonner Family Record. [April, 

Sam- Trull, l 3. Joseph Walter, 2 5 

James ffrost, 1 3. Tho. Wilkineon, 1 2. 

Serj, floater, 1 j. 

Georg fiarley, 1 4. 6 Sum total, £ 10. 6. I 

Sam. fikrley. 

le of the Seleetinen, 

Jonathan Danforth, Clerk, 
J A con Fkfe»ch, Couunu^oner." 


Mr. Drake, — I send you the following, taken from an old muiQBcript, 
found amongst the pajiers of the late Williiun Ellery, Esq., of Ilnrtibrd, 
in possession of his daughter Jane Sejmour, the mother of Go%-ernor T. 
H. Seymour, supposed to be written by Mr, Bonner the elder, who set^ed 
in Boston. These are facts which you may not find upon your records; 
and as no records are safe in manuscript, I send them to you for presei^ 
vation. This family were connected with the EUery, the Auitlin. Ledyard, 
and Seymour families, of Connecticut. Perhaps the name ia yet continued 
in Massachusetts. Moat Eespecti'ully, Yours, 

Hartford, Aug. 28, 1850. R. R. HINMAN. 

"October 2lHt, 1686, being Friday, at 3 o'clock in the morning. Jane 
Bonner departed tliia life 1G86. 

Jonah the son of John and Mary Bonner was bom in Boston, July 8ih, 
1687. Jonali above Baid di y* 22d of July, 1087. 

Mary Bonner whb bom the 28lh of January, 1668, and departed this 
life 28th of July, 1699. 

Jane Bonner was born in Cambridge, May the 2d, 1691, and wentOTer 
to London, and had tlie email pos when seven years old. 

John Bonner was born in Cambridge, December 6, 1693, and baptised 
in BoF^lon, Marcli following, had also the small pox in London, broke out 
December 6, 1698. 

Thomas Bonner waa bom in Cambridge, January 6th, 1695—6. April 
20, 1697. my wife Mary Bonner deported this life, and was buried io 

Sarah Bonner died December 2, 1721—2. 

Thomas Bonner died June 3, 171!t. and buried in South Carolina." 

I also find — "My d' Jane Bonner and Jolm EHery, of Boston was 
married the 31st of August, 1710. 

My son John Bonner and Sarah Marsh, the d' of Mr, Samuel Marih. 
wasmarried the 17th day of November, 1715, by Mr. Wadsworth, in 
Boston, N. England. 

Jane Bonner, d' of John and Sarah Bonner, bom in Boston, Feb.27, 
1717, and died Sept. 7, 1718. 

Sarah Bonner, dr. of John and Sarah Bonner waa bom in Boston, Joly 
31, 1719, died December 2. 1721-2. 

Jane the daughter of John and Sarah Bonner, bom in Boston, March 7, 
1721-2, and Thomaa Bonner died June 3, 1719." 

NoTK. — In 1743, Captnin John Bonner lived In Bolton, in "■ ^oodiloablcdwitUH 
honso litQiilc in Mat-kercl Lane, near the lower end of Milk Streel, late tlia cataM m 
Dtueon Smnnel Marshall." then deceased. Tl;e lame Captiiin John Bonner, probaUj 
wat muter of the ship PeppcrcU Gillj, In Vi\^, uui vu in the Liilmn indc — 

1851.J CharUttown Buryirtff-Qround. 


[Commnnknled by Ma. Thomas Waibbjiak, of Bollon.| 

InBcriptions copied from the liurjring-GrouDd in Charlestown, 18 Mav, 

The first ia from a plain granile shaft about twelve feet in height atanil- 
ing upon the most elevated part of the ground. 

HARVARD.— On the iwenly sixth day of September, A.D. 1828, 
this stone was erected by the graduates of the University at Cambridge, 
ID honor of its founder; who died at Charlestown on the twenty aixth 
day of September, A.D. IC^S. 

Here lyes buried y' body of Capt Benjamin Bunker, who deported this 
life Febr 4* Anno Domini 1735 Aged 57 years. 

Here lyes buried y° body of Mrs Mary Sheaff, wife to Mr Edward 
Sbeaff, who departed this life Novem' 1" 1748 Aged 70 years. 

Here lyes y" Body of Mrs Mary Sheaff, wife lo Mr William Sheaff: 
Who Dec^ January 11, 1720 in y' 41st year of her age. 

Here lyes y' body of Mra Susanna Froihingham Widow of Mr John 
Frolhingham Who died Aug^ 18 1745 Aged 60 years and 2G days. 

Here lyes buried y' body of Mrs Lydia Phillips Wile to Mr Eleazar 
Phillips Who departed this life April y' 4th A.D. 173» Aged 47 years. 

Nftlhaniet Phillips, son of Mr Eleazer & Mrs Lydia Phillips Dec" 
Jan'y 25th 1719-20, Aged 9 months & G day?. 

Nathaniel Phillips, son of Eleazar & Anna Phillips Aged two Weeks 
Died August 16, 1688. 

Solomon Phipps Aged .12 years. Deceased the 25"' day of July 1671. 

Uary Lowdcn, Wife to Richard Lowden Aged 65 years died October 
6, 1683. 

Here Lyes buried y' body of Mrs Sarah Kihbey Aged 80 years Who 
dec' June the 29. 17:^0. 

Jonathan Call son of T & Elizabeth Call Aged 12 Weeks Dyed 
NoTember 22, 1684. 

Here Lyea buried y* body of Joseph Kettell son to Deacon Joseph 
Kitlell & Hannah his wife Aged 30 years died Fel^ y* 17 1704. 

Here lyes y° body of Elizabeth Frothing ham Wife lo Joseph Frothing- 
ham (Daog" of Mr Caleb k Mrs Anne Call) Who died Aug" 5* 1727 
ID y* 20th year of her age. 

Memento — BIo;y, Fugil, Hora. Here lyes y' body of Capt Richard 
Martin. Aged 62 years died the 2 November 1694. 

Here lyea buried the hoiy of John Wayt Aged 43 years Who departed 
this life January y' 29 174-5. 

Here lyes y' body of Mrs Ruth Waite, Wife to Capl John WaiK, Who 
dec" Decern' y' 2°" 1721 in the 33" year of her age. 

Here lyes inlered the body of y' Hon' Thouiaa Graves Esq who de- 
parted this life in his sleep, on y' 19"' of June 1747 Etalia 63. 

He was a beloved Physician, an upright Judge, and a wise and good 

XC Psalm 10" It is soon cut off t we Fly away. 

Sacred to the memory of the Hon Jamea Russell, who died April 24"*, 
1798. He represented the town of Charlestown for many year.s in the 
General Court, was Treasurer of the County, Judge of the Cmt^ &&& 
member of the Honorable Council was an able and a taiQiM aetf snA. 

Also of KaCbarine bis wife, daughter of the Hon' TbornsA (ott«.vu,V^ 


176 Gharhstown Burying-GroiLnd. [April, 

died Septem' 17"* 1778 aged 01 jeara. Her life waa distinguished by 
uodiasenibled piety and tbe exercise of the most amiable eocial virtues. 

And of their childreu. 

Charles, who died May 27 1780. 

Kaiharioe, wife of 8. Henly Esq., who died Aug 19, 1812. 

Thomaa.who died AprUS 1796. 

Bebecca, wife of the Hon J Lowell who died Sept 15, 1816. 

Sarah, who died Oct 14, 1819. 

Mary, who died July 26, 1806. 

Chambers, wlio died March 16, 1790. 

Margaret, wife of the Hon J Codman who died March' 12, 1789 

Jonaihan Lemmon, son of Mr Joseph k Mrs Elizabeth Lemmon, Ite- 
ceased July 16, 1724 Elalia 15 mo. 

Here Lyes inlered y' body of Mrs Sarah Foster wife to Mr Richard 
Foster Jun', who decea'' Norem' y' 16"" 1720 Etatia 29, 

Also two of their children. 

Bebecca aged 15 mo Katharine Aged 5 mo. 

Here lies intered the remains of the Hon Ricliard Foster Esq vbo 
died Aug -2% 1774 Aged 82 years. 

He i'UAiained with reputation the oSice of High Sheriff for tbe Coooty 
of Middlesex for many years, and upon hia resignation, was appointed > 
Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, for the same County, in ystitH 
office he continued until his decease. 

Here lies intombed the body of Thomas Jcnnor Esq who died JoDelbc 
23** 1765 Aged 72 years. 

From whence he silently speokp. 
My friend atop here and drop a tear, 
As you are passing by 
For you must dye as well as I 
Think on Eternity. 

Here lies intered the body of the Hon* Charles Chambers Esq, «bo 
departed this life April 27 1743, in y' 83'' year of his age. 

He was for many years one of hia Majesty's Council, a Judge of the Coori 
of Common Pleas, and a Justice of the Peace fory* County of MiddlcMi; 
all which ofltccs he discharged with great honor and fidelity. 

Here lies intered the body of the Hon. Daniel Russell Esq, wbo de- 
parted this life Decern' 6. 1763. Aged 78 years. 

Who upwards of 20 years waa a member of his Majesty's Coutidl ftr 
this Province. He also served the Province as Commissioner of Impost, 
and the County of Middlesex as Treasurer for mure than 50 ye&rs, in ibe 
discharge of all which offices, such was his conscientious fidelity bimI bb- 
sullied integrity, as procured liim universal approbation ti. Esteem 

In public & private life bis whole conduct was such as evidently allowed 
his invariable desire & endeavour to preserve a conscience void of tMeatt 
toward God & i\aa. 


In the obituary of the Gentleman's Magazine, for May 1794, page 480, 
is the following notice : " On his estate, at Surinam, Dec. 1793, suddenly, 
Paul Wentwiirlh. Esq. This was tbe gentleman inquired for in your Ivt 
H. and G. Rejiisler, page 338 [a]. He died at Surinam, and not as jov 
correspondent supposed in Lon&n. IUq V\m« of bis death sppccn M 
bare beea uokoown before. C 

1851.] The OlU, Jc, Genealogy. 


(CoDlinaed from VoL IV, p. 16S.} 


The grest admntsges of the method employed for references in the following 
memoir, hiu been very generally wknowledRed, It ia the same as before \xfeA in onr 
vork, which waa at the same time fully exfitained ; bat ai gome of our ruatleri maf 
not be »bte to rvfer to wliut htu gone bel'ore, it is ibouglil nccuaanry oguin to explBili 
the plan, especially ai the placing of the flgurca for farwurJ referenced, hate, lo ac- 
commodate in printing, been pluced immediuLely after all names of individuals whose 
desccndunu ore given, instead, as heretofore, of interpolating them into tlia regular 
■erica. — This being remembernl, it will be instantly porcei fed, whether deiccndantti 
of any one ate given in iho pedigree, oi whether they are not given. 

^xaiapU. — Id the follQwin); Memoir, BicoAHn Otib is No. (!•) his Hrstdiild ii No. 
(2) — I. and so on through all his descendanla; Thus, (li) — I. Ricuabo ■ [10) showH 
that the id Richard Oiu, or Richard, Jr., ii No. 2 in the regalar scries, the 1st ta the 
family of his father, of the 3d (*) generation, and that his family are given immediately 
fcllowing No. (10) in the series. Henee, it is momentBrilv obvioaa, in the Byalctn em- 
plojed, how br any individual is removed from his or her first known progenitor, that 
u, what generation the individual is ; whether the 1st, Sd, &c., child, and whether he 
orahehas descendants given in the memoir, and if any descendants, where to find them. 

ThB advantage of the figure showing the namber of Ihc generation of any individ- 
omI, ii very apparent especially in extensive pedigrees. It being of a diQereot font from 
HU aerial iinmber, and placed exponenttg, canaot lead lo the slightest confusioD. — Ed. 

Few Famitiea in New Hampshire or elsewhere suffered more from the 
coiutiint and cruel nasaulls of the Indians, than the fainilj' of Richard Otif. 
He himself, with one son and one daughter were liilled in 16S9, his wife 
Bttd child caplured and sold to the Freneh. At the same time a number 
of hia grand-children were carried eaplivea ; and a few years after, some of 
Ilia children and grand-children were killed, and others made prisoners by 
the Indians. In a word rvery oite of his children {alive in 1089) and many 
of his grand-children — what few escajHsd with their lives — suffered in their 
persons and property from the warfare of the savage foe. They lived in 
oonsliuit peril and alarm, their houses were fortified for ilefence against lie 
Red man, and in their acts of devotion, Ihey carried their arms in their bands. * 

ll lins been generally supposed that Richard Otis was a son of John 
Otia ihe first, (of Hingham, Ms., 1G35,) whose Genealogy has already been 
pabliehed ; but there are many circumstances which make it likely that he 
was Ihe son of Stephen Otis, the brother of John. The Will of Stephen, 
^ifated 1G37, and recorded in tlie Consistorial Episcopal Court of Wells, 
'County of Somerset, England, mentions only one eon, Richard ; three 
latighlent, and wife Elizabeth, llis grandfather, Richard Otis (see Reg. 
.VoL 4, p. IG3) was of Glastonbury, county of Somerset, Eng., anil his 
L^iU, dated 17 Nov., ICll, mentions Stephen, John and Thomas,f and 
two daughters, leaving a wife. 

• Mnrh credit is dn« to Hon. John Wentworth, of Chicago, 111., M. C., fiw hi* valna- 
Iila asai^tanco in the preparation of This Gcnenloiir. Wc are also indebted to Mr. 
Alonio H. Quint, of Dover, N. H.. Col. Benjamin Benn. of Coiiwnv, and Hon. Job Otis, 
of Siraflbrd, N. H. ; Hon. Osmyn Baker, and S. Jadd, U«i., of f<orthamplon, Mas*,, 
for important information. 

t This wontd seem to fuTorthe tradition in one branch of the Otis Family, that John 

oTHingbam. left two brothers in England ; one. Stephen, there remained, and the other 

— . went to Ireland. H ileseendnnt of whom, about I 'SO, emiftrnted to Amerii-a, whence (he 

^Anilyofffobcrt Oiin, oFLymc, Ct. Thomas mi^ht have lieen iha '' Cnpt. ThomMQiii 

^^DTMoi'ej," ■nolHccrintberarliurocniiiry Army, who, at ibcRe«toiat.i'Mi,'*WiA.wlttttt 


178 The Oils Geneahoy. [April, 

The first mention made of hb name on any records in New England, so 
far as ascertained, ii in 1G55, nbeit in May tie was admiltej an inlmbilant 
of Boston. The iiame yeitr Le was at Dover among a Usi of those qualified 
to vote. It \a probable he went lo Dover in 1655, as it was the usage at 
that place to convey lands to actual settlers at the time of seitlemenL The 
first conveyance of land to him was 9 (26) 1G55, when we are intbrmed, 
thai " tenn accers at Cochecae " were laid out to " Richard Otis — forty 
Rod by the cartway on the west side of the land from his house, and forty 
liud noreth est from Lis Louse and forly Rod apeiee one the other too 

In the year 1C56, " it doth appearu in euidence, that Richard Otis bad 
fifty Acers of Land giuen unto him &c." It was laid out and bounded by 
Wm. Wentworth, Italplie Hall, and John Hall. The same year, a hundred 
acres of land on the *' Great Hill " was granted by the selectmen and laid 
out to him. 

Iq 1661 he took anew deed for his lands (or lease rather) from Mr. Mhsod. 
Some did this but the minority would not, (see Belknap.) This aceunnta 
tor tho Bents, (merely nominal) being paid to Mr. Mason, by his dangler 
Experience, and alno for the fact tiiat his name is not found among the 
Petitioners to the King in 1680. The autograph of Richard Otis cannot 
be obtained. Although bis siguature ollen a|>pears, it is always by bis 

He was taxed at Cochecho in 1650, and so onward while the lax lists 

He was one of those who about the years 1600-65, were much dissatis- 
fied with ibe Church at Dover. The opinions of tlie Quakers were 
spreading there, and the cruel severity of their opposers drove many awsy 
from the cburcli, who merely sympatliized with the Friends. Richard 
Olis was not a Quaker biraself, but hia son Richard ' became one. He, 
(Richard') was fined for nou-attendance on public worship in 1GG3, in 
company mith many others of the minority, some of whom were well known 
for piety, but who disliked the EslabUsbed Church. June 30, 16G3, the 
Grand Jury presented " Bichard Oalis and his wife and liis servant maide 
for not coming to meeting for eeueral m' together." " The Court finds 13 
days that Blcbanl Oalis omitted coming to meeting, and sentence liim (o 
pay 58 pr. day [which] is 3£ Ss." His wife received tlie same sentenct, 
" and [to pay! ffeea oif Court," andtheir " maide " was referred to the As- 
sociates. — Court Rtcordi of Exeter, Jf. If. 

The Frobat« Records, the remiutis of which are at Exeter, were two 
thirds destroyed by a fire in Fortsmoulh, many years ago. One TVili re- 
mains, dated 1655 ; but there are no others for several years following, and 
but few fur some twenty five years. On these Records, Richard Otis' name 
occurs, 29 Nov., 167C, ao Administrator of the Estate of Wm. Roberts, of 
Oyster River (now Durham) who was killed by the Indiana in Ili75 ; be 
conveys to Jaracs Smith, certain lands at Oister River, by " virtue of 
power and an order at a County Court held at PoHiimQuih 27 June, IGTC 

(•) Richard Olis wm one of " the Scleklmcn of Dover," in ICeo, u appean bj- ■ 
Peiiiion, or "Apolojry" asit i« sivkd, hcadcil ■« follow* : — 

T/u AprJogy m gt Miatft bf yt Townf of Uattr, agnj/ait ge CamjJngnti o/pitaidnl Af- 
grUtmm (nmfe ty dte lijialolantt of Oj^lrr Biiifr Atmipiit ye tagd lovrtr) OrdtnJtoit 
—amini tig !/e D^lie o/ gt loume to ge Hoimivi (^(utit Md ott Bailaa, ft aoii offfimt^ 


The " Apolopy " is signed hj the " »1cklinen," four in number, [he last of vhom is 
Ridttnl Otia. Why he made a mnrk insUail ofwrliine out his name, mar be nmjtc- 
(umf, ss the reniton is not vcrv appaTcnl.W^au»>n!twunV — (»<t*ui.iii£ of Imi IdMn, 
r o — are u weJi formed ui any levwra ot liie tinwi. 'Snvtia^ 

1851.] The Otis Genealogy. 179 

That Riii'Iiard Otis wns thrice mnrrieil, we can come to no other concln- 
sion. both from coHaleral evidence and tradition. From the evidence 
already addutei], (see Reg, Vol. 4, p. I(!2,)nnd from the fact tlint the name 
Rott \% oHen found among hid descendants (no slight evidence when we 
remember the tenacity of the olden custom of jjerpetualing names) there 
can be no doubt (hat his lirst wife was Rote, dan. of Anthony Sloaghton, 
and sister of Sir Nicliolas Stoaghton, Bart., whom he married aa early as 
IG51. (•) 

From the following it is clear that hi? second wife wan Slinah, widow of 
James Heard : — " Nov. 5, 1677, Richard Otis, husband of Shuah, formerly 
widow of James, son of John Heard of Fiscutaqna, and James Chadbume," 
anderlook to administer on the Estate of the said James Heard, who died 
intestate. This was done in the County Court of York, Me., but is found 
at Exeter Probate Office. The records show that Shuah was n widow. 
Nov. 1, 167C. The last notice of James, u( living, is 166H. and he proba- 
bly died about 1C75. He tcfl one son, John, ■ born about 1667 ; Richard 
Otis being appointed his guardian — and daughters, Elizabeth, married to 
Samuel Small ; Abigail, married to Job Clcmeuts, and was a widow in 

His third wife was Grizet Warren. This is on the authority of Mrs. 
Bean, mentioned in the N. H. Hist. Colls., as having died at one hundred 
Tyrs of age.t who eaid that her grandmother's maiden name was Grizet 
Warren, from Massachusetts, and that her grandfather (Richard Otis) 
married her as his third wife when lie was a little over sisty years of age J 
ahe being about twenty four. The descendants of Mrs. Bean are quite 
confident that the captive wife of Bichiird Otis was a Warren, and Ihey 
never heard her called by any other name than GrizeU After exhausting 

(a) !f the name Hose como into iho Sioiishion fiimity hy the marrinRe of Anfliony 
Sloaghlon. Esq, of Hnlioo, with Sumh Llovil. nieiT of Jud^'e fiott, it would hardly saic 
Ibi period of our aaihor, wo appn-brnd ; ns ihc nnid Anthony's prandrather wus living 
in tttl. and n ion Anihonj. who married in 1748. Ttiia aulo a given only with the 
bope of eliciting informalion. Euitob. 

* Join ffford (Don of Jnmei and Sbnah) mnrricd Int, Phthg , Chihiren Dor- 

C»i.b.>6 Feby. 1690; Shuah, b, Jan. SIS, 1694; Phehe, b. 15 Jan., I69Z ; .lanips.h 91 
Jan. 1696, Hia wife died 4 July, 1696. He m. Sd. July I6SH, June daughter of Niilio- 
l«a Oi>1e, and relict widow of Joseph l.illlclield. Children, June, b. 18 June, 1699 ; Mary, 

b. S4 Aoe- 1700; Abigail, b. IS April. 1703 Of these thildren, Don** m. 

Tucker ; Pbche m. Stevens ; Shunh m. Niiihan Bnrtleti, and had twelve ehil- 

drm ; Jwnei matrieil and died licfoi-e 1739. ienvinir Stuah and Fhebe; Jane m. IS 
Mb*. 1719, Trisiram Coffin, of Dnier, and hnd nine chil<Ircn, (he Inn survivor uf whom, 
(Deborah) died in Dover, in ISaS, seed lOU years; Mary m, Henry Baxter, 1 July, 
nn ; Abigail m. Hubbard. 

t Hory (Baker) Itcan was the dnnghter nf the raptured Christinf Oli«, and she died 
KCar Ihe present house of her ^rrandsou, Col. Benjamin Beiin, in Cunway, N. H. Her 
nemory was retentive, and she was inlellit-ent to the lust of her long life, dyinf* at 100 

J'Can <H age larkin); ten days, Feb. G. 1826. She bad a pecntinrly happy fai-ulty of re- 
alinc her family history, and this upporlunily together with the fai'I of his haviin; the 
Family Becoida in his possession, has enabled Ool. Bean to throw mui'h lifrht upimlhis 
subject, eonfimiing historie and donhtTul records, and furnishing additional farta to the 
dory of other days. But for the inforuiation from this family, this uarniliTe could not 
have been written in its present connected form. 

t This would seetn to show that Ri<hard Otis was ham ahnnt 1626, while Itiehard. 
■on of John ■, of Ilineham, was li. 37 Fek IBI6-17. as U found from the records of 
GiaMonhury in England. And setting aside the impmlinMlity ofa man bom early in 
1617. hiTing been the father ofachiid "three months oM"in June, 1689, John t}iiB> 
fn his Will, made IG57, docs not mentinn Rii*hard. who if a son and then V\i\ni \a 
S. E, would not in all jircImbjJify Irnve omitted to do BO, whWcWa jDMria-a^Wi"!* 
nd^tK grand cbildteo are so dietinctly referred to. 


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184 TU Ode Genealogy. [April, 

byHrs. BeoD, as if Bpelled Rubatoy, The English translatkoi of Uie 
Frencli Priest, Mons. Seguenot's letter to Clirislin^, of 7tL June, 1727* 
makes it Robitatl. He speaks of the death of a daughter of Christin^ 
who had married and removed to Quebec, and of Airs. R«hitail 
(Otis) as then alive. Slie lived until she was about ninety years 
of agp, and died in Canada, but as Mrs. Bean used to say, "she nai 
hed-riilden the last nine or ten years of her life." She had children 
by her last husband, but how many, is not known. One of them, a 
Bon, named Philip, c€une from Montreal to Brookfield, Ms., aAer 
1716, to see his half sister Christine ; worked ayear on her farm, re- 
turned to Canada, and soon ailer died. 

AAer the breaking up of the settlement at Cocbecho, by the Indian 
massacre of 1689, little or no business was done there till eome years 
had passed. In 1705, Susannah, widow of Richard OtisS who had 
been settling the estate of her husband, woa also appointed to admin- 
ister upon the estate of Richard the first. His property waa appraised 
by Thomas Tebbeta and Tristram Heard, and is thus described ; "" To 
his whome plantation that the sd Itichard Liued and died upon, Leying 
on the West side of the highway leading from Cochecho into the woods, 
containing by estimation 52 acres." Also an orchard of tea acres, 
and "an hundred Acres of Wilderness land, &c." 

He had by his first wife at Dover, 

(2) I. RiCBARu', (10) b. , whose wife was Susanna , 

(3) n. Stephen*, (15) b- 1C52, m. Mary Pitman, IG April, 1674, 

(4) III. SoLOMOM* b. 16G3, d. 1664, 

(5) IV. Nicholas', (18) b. m. , and was killed by the IndiaM^ 

26 JOly, I«U6. 

(S) V. ExPEEiENCE*, (18), b. 16GG. m. Samuel Heard, 

(7) VI. Judith*. (18), m. (ensign) John Tuttle, Jr. 

(8) VIL Ro^E^ (25) m. John Pinkham, and had 10 childicn. 

By his third wUe he iiad, 

(9) VIII. Hanmah^ b. 1C87, killed as heretofore described, 28 June, 

(10) IX. CuBiSTiNK*, (33) b. March 1688-9, m. in Canada, 

Le Bcaw, 2d, Capt. Thomas Baker, of Northampton, Maaa. 

RtCHABD Otis,' (2 — I) was wounded by the Indians on Sunday, 
26 July, 16flG, as the people of Dover were returning from pnbjjc 
worship. The Indians were in ambush, shot upon them, and killed 
his brother Kichohis, carrying captive, Nicholas Otis, Jr., to Penob- 

He liad a grant of land at Dover, 1694 ; was a black^milh. as his 
father was before him. After the birth of his second child, and per- 
haps earlier, he became a " Friend." He was the only son of Richard 
Otis, the first who left mole descendants in this country, or female 
either, if we except Mary, the daughter of Stephen. There can be 
no doubt of this, for an examination of the Records clearly shows thai 
all the other sons had either died in the Indian wars, childless, or if 
they liad children, they were either killed or carried capUre, and 
remained among the French or Indians in Canada. 

He waa dead (intestate) in 1701, and letters of Administration 
were granted to Susannah, his widow, 5 Jan. 1701. The inventory 

* Tbrcc copies of this letter, and the reply of Gov. Burnet thereto. ar« in the 
Boiion Aihcnxum. Ibis cotrcevondetiM it ii uid trill soon be patiliabed in the 
S. B. Hat Coll. 

1851.] The Otis Genealogtf. 185 

was retunied 1702, and the estate settled, 11 Dec. 1702. In 170fi, 
Susannah, as Administratrix, sold several tracts of land in Cocliecbo. 
After hU death, his first and third sons removed from Dover, leaving 
the second son at that place, who resided in that part of Dover now 
known as the town of Madbury, and there died. 

What the family name was of his wife Susannah, we liave been un- 
alde t« ascertain. She married in 1703, John Vamey, but left no 
other children. In 1701 she petitions to be appointed Guardian to her 
children by lier first huslwind, and her petition was allowed. Children : 

(11) L Rose,'. (12) 11. Richard," (42) m. Grace , and 

was in Cbarlestown, Mass., about 1720. (13) III. Rebecca,* b. 

i 1C95-5-1I. 

WW) IV. Stephen* (48) h. 1698-6-22.m.,"l8t, Mary Young. 30 Jan., 


1719-20; 2d, Catherine Austin, July 30, 173fi, dau. of Nathaniel 
and Catharine (Neale) Austin,' (b. 12 Jan'y, 1715,) 3d EliKabeth 

[15) V. NlcnoLA9,*(.5.3.)b. 170I-2-S, went to Newport, E. I. 

STEPHEN OTIS," (3 —II.) m. Mary Pitman, dau. of William 
PilmaD, (dead in 1682) of Oyster River, {now Durham, which wag 
tlien a part of Dover, as were also Jladbury, Lee, Somerswotth, 
Rullinsford, and parts of Newington — ^ Bloody Point — and Green- 
land.) What became of his wife we cannot learn. Little is known 
of him or his family with certainly. He was killed as has already been 
mentioned, in the attack on Dover, 27 June, 1689. He liad a farm 
where he lived at Dover, 1 685-6, just above Ids father's fortified house, 
having received it, as was asserted, as a gitl from his father. His 
Bon-in-law took possession of it about the time Cochocho was resettled, 
under the title inherited from Stephen,* fortifying hb title by deeds 
from the Canada heirs, and quit-claims fmm the others. The follow- 
ing is a synopsis of two deeds, taken in Canada, found recorded at 
Exeter, N. H., the originals of which are in possession of Waller 
Sawyer, Esq., of Dover, who with bis brother, Hon, Thomas E. Saw- 
yer, i» a deaeendant of Stephen Olis. 

t "Stephen Otis of Kebeck, in Canada," Oet 1,1710, conveys to 

Nathaniel (simamed Paul) Otis of Mount Royall, his right and title 

I in New England, "to bouses, lands, and other goods whutaoever" — 
be owning " aa a good, peri'ect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee 
simple." Then follows the acknowledgment in Frendi, that " Joirpk- 
Marie-Autet, auprcs-nommes," who was " English by birth " appeared 
before llie lioyal Notary, Du Breliil, ice. " Autes " is so spelled be- 
cause ihe French au answers very precisely to the tlien pronounced 
« in Otia ; and "aupres — nommes," answers very well to our phrase 
above named. 

Nathaniel (gimamed Paul) Otis, in 1714, releases to his brother-in- 
law Ebeneaer Vamey, (sou of Humphrey Vamey) this land, ^ving 

. the boundaries, with "all sorts of buildings and to other goods." This 


*IHni] Ihe rullowiDgnottcflofaMr. Aialm of Dover, bat whether he were the 
nunc whose duu. mmried Steptien Otis, I Ijuve not learned. — Editok. 

We heir from Piicatniiaa. tbat aboul 10 ditys ego, one Hr. Aiatai of Dover, 

going o*er Che rirer upon the ice on honehuck to Berwick, in the Niglit, hap- 

p«neil CO land about a Mile nnd a half dislBiil IVoia the place he designed for ; 

and perceiving hit mistuke went upon the ir« ugain as tlie nearest way, hut on 

* ■ ' indLia horse fcUinBnd'NW«\iQ'iiiT«'«^- 

5 The Otis Genealogy. [April, 

ia signed by bimself and wife ; "Paul Hottesse," and "Marie Eliia- 
beth HottesBC." — From the described boundaries, this laiid wilboiit 
doubt h lid been the property of Stephen 'Olis. Here is tbe autogra[)b J 
of " Paul Hotesse " as signed to tbia release. 

^idOM-C f{^oti4tc- 

These Canada Otisea, were of Dover, were the grandcbildren of 
tho first Riclianl, and " inlierited" an estate from somebody. But 
little reflection is necessary to arrive at the conclusion that they could 
not have been tbe children of any other than Stephen * ; and we be- 
lieve that they were carried away in 1689, among the "29 capti- 
vated " — nearly all of whom were from the Otis Garrison, as near u 
wo can ascertain. Supimsing Stephen of " Kebeek " to have been 21 
years of age at the time ho gave the deed in 1710, it carries the dale 
of bis birth back to 1689 at least. Their change of name is ea^jr 
accounted for — when Catholics receive lo their baptism a person who 
has been christened as a Protestant, they generally give at the b«p- 
tism a new name, either additional or as a substitute. If we are cor- 
rect, Stephen Otis and Mary Pitman had children, 

(16) I. Stephen,' (Joseph- Marie) carried captive to Canada, IfiSS. 

(17) II, Nathaniel' (Paul) carriexl captive to Ciuiada in 1(189, and 

the author of the letter given below, m. and had childrm in 

(18) m. Mary*, (54) m. Ebenezer Vamey of Dover, N. H^ «nd kft 

many descendants. 

The following is a copy of a letter from Paul to his sister Blary, 
the original of which is well preserved — the writing good and legible 
indicating a person of some education : 

"Montreal, May Isl, 1725. 

" My Most Dear Sister : — I would not lett slip so fair an 
oppenunlty of writing to you as that of Mons'r Icguille, without sour- 
ing you of my love and to lett you know tbe Joy that I have twd in 
receiving of your news by one of those Gentlemen that is come hvr«, 
who says be ia one of yo , neighbours. I was in hopes of having y* 

Eleasure to go to see you, but my atfairs will not admit of it, tor you 
now my Dear Sister, those Joumeyes are not made without grent 
Cost ; but the g;reat distance that there is between us dont binder me 
of having the same Tenderness for you, as if I wad near your dear 
person. I am allways in hopes of having the consolation of Mcing 
you before I Dye. What Joy will it be to see a Dear Sister I never 
«BW, for my Love is as great as if I had been hro't np near you. Per- 
mission is not easyly obtained to go such a Journey. I pray you Dear 
Sister, if you do me Honnour of writing to me, to lett me know all the 
News that concerns me relating to all our relations ; my Dear 
Sister Tve a favor to ask of you which is y* gill of a Seal, that ml lea^ 
every time I write to you, you may know by the seal that it is yo'r 
dear Brother tluit writes to you. My Grandmother [this of oourw 
refers to the wife of Richard *, who was captured at the massacre in 
1689, and was then alive] Sidutes you as altut my little childrt-n w)to 
• * • ■ • iWiT dear ttwAt owl \\*tt« 4«ai twU. I kindly 

salute my dear brother, and all yo'r Dear Family, and all my kindred, 
and am, wilh mucli Ttndci-ncss my Dear Sittter, Yo'r most llumble 
and Affectionate brother. 


uklute my dear brothi 
Mtil am, with much 
iud Affectionate brot 

It is difficult to account Tor the gtatemcnt of Paul, that he had never 
se«n his sister unless he was carried from Dover when an infant, or 
that he was bom al'ter his mother weut to Cimada, a posthuinoua 
child of Stephen'. 

Nicholas Qtis,* (5 — IV.) had a grant of land at Dover, 1694, 
was killed by the Indians, 2G July, IC^G, and his inventory was re- 
turaed 18 May, 1G97, by "Nathaniel Hcird and George Ricard." In 
the seillemenL of what little projierty lie had, do children are men- 
tioned. The name of his wife is not known. 

"Nicholas Otis* Jun.," (no douht his .'■on) is recorded as having 
been captured in 1606, and "carried lo Penobscot, from whence ho 
soon found his way home." If he ever returned lo Dover — of which 
there is some doubt — he had no family, and was dead in 1722. 

ExpekienceOtis," (C — V.) ni.,16B6-6, Samuel, son of John and 
Elizabeth Ueard.t Samuel was dead in 1090, as llie inventory of 
b'\i estate was returned, 20 July, same year. On the 20 March, 
1G85-6, as found by the Exeter Records, Richard Otis "of Coche- 
cbo, blacksmith," conveyed to his daughter Espericnce, a tract of land 
containing 20 acres more or les», " she paying to the heirs of Eobert 
Tufton 3Iason (see Maeonian controversy in Belknap, date 1661) 
every year 20d lawful money, and Is, for every dwelling house put on 
the premises." This was no doubt intended as a marriage settlement 
upon his daughter. For on the same day, John Heard makes a con- 
veyance of land to his son Samuel ; — " Whereas there is a ' 



t John Hfu-i), m one time a resident of Stnrgcon Creek, (Kittcrr, Me.,) whers 
be owncil properly ; at Dover, 1 M3, he h&d a Krant ofland nt Coi'heelio, in IGBS, 
m. Eliubeib. ilau. of Rev. Bemiunin Ball. lied. 17 Jan>, 1687 {the "mutur 
Heanl " of Fike.) and liia Will is dated 31 April, 1687, wife Elizabeth Executrix. 
Ai Ilia time of the aoiiure at Dover, I6TG, Elizabeth Heard roneealcd a yoanq 
ladian in her bonne, and aided him to oacape. Far Iliis act of kindnese, ihe, in 
16B9, received an ample requital. ]See letter of lllvhard Waldron. Jr., dated 
Jane SSlh, lflS9, Vol. 31, Ma.<is. Hisloriial CallBrlions, pages S7 and 68, alw Ur. 
Belknap, Vol. I, p 251.] Coming up the river from l'orl>mon!h in n boat with 
ber ehllilren and some others, on the verr niRhl of the bsebuIi, aho was alnrmed 
bj a siranee uproar, and made direeil; for Waldron's (tarriion, vhere she hoped 
lo Hiid saTcly. In so doing she threw herself into the hands of the enemy, ivbo 
had at that moment possessian of the house. Thej not only saved her life, bat 
nennilled her to escape without molestation. The Indiuti she had formerly lie- 
friended vm one of the party ; he reeognizcd his benefaelrcis, and his influence 
wilh the others pmcitrcd for her this imporUnl favor. Their children were Ben- 
jamin, h. SO Fi:h'y, IG4i ; Mary. m. John Hnm ; Ahlfiail, m. Jenkins Jones ; 
Eliubcth. m. James Nutc, Jr. ; 'Hannah ; John, b. 24 Fob'y, 16B9 ; wounded 4 
Jaly, 1697, when hi* wife waa killed by the Indlani ; Joseph, b. < Jan, 1661 ; 
SmmueL h. 4 Aug., 1GA.1, m. Experience Otis ; Catherine ; TriBtrflm. b. 4 Mareh, 
1(67, killed 1723 ; Nathaniel; Dorcas ; Experience \ James ', and WiWem. — 
Mn. HeartI is aald lo hare bi-cn " a grsve and piooB woman, even Ate TnQ\^i6< lA 
yjrtaetadpielr." She died 30 Nor. 17IX. 

188 The 0(i» Genealogy. [Apri!, 

of marriage betwixt Samuel Heard, soa of John Ileanl, of CocbecLn 
yeoniun, und Ex]>erieQce Otis, spuiMer, daugliler of Richunl Otis, &X.' 
John Heard eonveja to his sod and heirs bj Experience, 30 acres of 
limd ; wiloess, Stephen Otis- 
She was woundMl by the Indians, 1696, at Dover, with two others, 
as the i>eople were returning from public worship, as stated in Pike's 
Joumid, in N. H. Hist. C^lls., " Experieme Heard, alias Jenkins, 
wlw was scalped by the Indians, 26 July, 169G, recovered, and lived 
to have one child, died 8 Feb'y. IC99, chiefly of her wounds bleed- 
ing." Thus it appears that she atWwards married a Jeskins. One 
of her children was, 

John Heard', b. 1692, who, 2 July, 1706, chose his uncle Tris- 
tram a« liis guard inn. 

Jl'ditii Otis. '(7 — VT) m. (ensign) John Tullle, Jr^ son of 
Judgu Jutin and Mary, of Dover- Ue was murdered by the Indians, 
17 May, 1712. His father, John TuiiJe, was Lieuiemuil, Deputy lo 
the Convention in 1689, to resolve upon a form of Goveminenl, Town 
Clerk, 1686—1717, Judge of Court of Common Pleas 1695, aitd 
died, 1720. Children, 

(19) I. Mart, * b. 7 Jan'y, 1 697-8. 

(20) II. Tiio>iAS,»b.l5Maith.l699-lT00.m.MarT Bracket. His 1^1 
■a dated 1 April, 1772, proved 12 March, 1777, he being " advanced 
in years," gave to Ebenexer, homesread and - the great Bible," and 
property to the other children. They were Mary* b. 1723-12-29,* 
OL Daniel Twomblev -. Hapt^ b. 1725-8-25, m. Robert Sdaminoa ; 
Sartik* b. 1727-4-'lC, m. John Hanson; FSitha,* b. 1729-2-14; 
Sa»Hd* 1731-1-3; Thomat*\i. 1733-1-21; Abigail.* 17S5-2-Ji, 
m. Nailian Vamev ; Ebenextt,' b. 1737-2-5, m. Deborah -> 
and had Tlioratis,' Tobias,* Ebenexer,* Abigail* : Jleubcrt' b. 1739- 
3-2)1; BatAiAtba,* b. 1741-7-28, m. Joseph Vomey; TaMlAa,' b. 

(21) m." JCDITD, b. 10 May, 1702. 

(22) IV. JoHs,' b. 8 May, 1704, m. . Wm dated IS 

Joty, 1773, and proved 1771. from which we learn that his riiildiea 
■w*re Paul.'; Silas,' wife Eliiabeth. AViU dated 17s»7 and had John,* 
WiHiam.* Leri,* Sila.*,* Roi*e,* m. Caswell. EUiabeth • ; Job* ; Dmt»- 
thy,* (Jacobe); Prudence * (Bunker) ; Haimah* (Laagly) ; Ann*, 
(Leigfaton) ; Martha ', (Jacobs) : a dau.', (Mes*erve.) 

(23) V. Dorothy,* b. 21 Man-h. 1706. (24) XJ. Nicaoi^a," k 
27 July, 1708. (25) \1I. James.* b. 9 Feb. 1710-11- 

JtnsK Oris,* (it — VII) m. Jolm I*inkhBia. fon ot Hirhaid, the fint 
pettier at Dover. He received land &om his fatlier in 1671, '^andii 
to sappon him." They IumI. 
{Hi) I. RiCHAKD,' wbiiK wife was EUiabeth; asonyoAn,* b. 19 Ai^ 

(27) II. Thomas* wife Merry, and tltey had Rkbard, * BeajuBB,* 
and Ebeneier.* 

(28) lU. Amos,' wife Elizabeth, and they had Ilanoah,* b. 10 J^ 
1713-14: JaBiMia,*b. 11 Aug. 17IS. 

(W) IV. Otis,' (67) m. Abigail TibheiL-. 1721-S-S2. She ns ben 
1701^6-1 2, third dau. of Ephraim and Bow < Ao^in) Tibbeila. 

(80) V. SOLOMOB,* 

1851.] The Otit Genealogy. 189 

(31) VL Jasois,* wife Elizabeth, and hod James,* h. 21 July, 1714; 
Ursiila,MOct,1716; Mary,* 14 Sept. 1719;Lois,*2 ilorch, 1721-2 : 
Hannah,* 16 Sept, 1725. 

(32) VIL Rose,' (71) m. Ist, James TuUle, (b. 7 April 1683) brother to 
John, who m. her aunt Judith. He d. 1709, and she m. 2d, Thomait 
Canney, who descended from Thonias of Piscalaqua, 1631. 

(33) Vni. Elizabeth.* (34) IX. Sabah.' (35} X. John.' 

Chbi8TIn6 Otis,* (10 — IX) born al Dover, N. H., in March 
1688-9, uid when the town was taken and destroyed by the Indians 
on the night of 27th June following, she was carried captive with her 
mother to Canada. The French Prieata took this child, then three 
months old, under their eore, baptized her by the name of Christine, 
and oducaled her in the Komish Religion. She passed some time in 
a nunnery, hut declined to take the veil. About the nge of sixteen, 
she m. a Frenchman, whose name was recorded on the Brookfield, 
Mass. Reeords, Le-bue" and in Cot. Stoddard's Journal, (see Jan- 
nary number of this Genealowieal Repster,) Le-Beau. 

But her desire to see New England was mi strong, that upon an 
exchange of prisoners in 1714, being then a widow, she left her chil- 
dren who were not permitted to come with her, and reriirned home, 
where she abjured the Romish Faith. M, Siguenot, her former con- 
fessor, in 1727, wrote her a flattering letter, warning her of her dan- 
ger, repeating many gross calumnies which had formerly been vented 
against Lulher and the other reformers. This letter being shown to 
Governor Burnet, he wrote her a sensible and masterly answer, re- 
futing the arguments, and detecting the falsehoods it contained. Both 
these letters, written in French (as neither Christin^ at that time, nor 
the Priest understood English) were translated and printed. 

She had three children by her French husband, and the Priest 
speaks of the happy and Christian death of one of her daughters, who 
haA married and removed to Quebec with her husband, — of the 
" watchfulness of her grand-mother, in having withstood her voyage 
to England," and not suffering her to follow licr mother thither, — 
that he had been her confessor " for many years before her marriage, 
sod before her going down to Quebec, where she lived with her hus- 
band " peaceably and to the e<litication of all the town." The Priest 
^o speaks of Christine while she lived in Canada, as being "sober, 
living as a true Christian and good Catholic, having no- remains «^ 
the unhappy Leaven of tlie Irreligion and errors of the English j out 
of which lleresy" Mr, Meriel had brought her and her mother, — 
and that all the members of the " mystical Body of about two hun- 
dred women of the best fashion of Ville Marie, as well as all Mount- 
Keal were edified with her carringe." 

Christini^'s mother was opposed to her leaving Canada, and would 
Bay to her, " what do you Ihink you can do in New England ? You 
know nothing about ranking Bread or Butter, or managing like 

* Shairington is b nuns handed <toirn aman^the iIcsreadanlsDf Christina, nnd 
this oanie or one prononnced nearly lu tliis a fl]>c1U'd, ie supposed to have bocn 
iTie ChriEtisn name of her French liusliand. An old eitiicn oiDorer, Dbct. Eira 
Green, who died in 184G, at 101 years of age. said tliatlhu name Sharlnglon wm 
from Christine's first husband, whose name might hare been pronounced Shairing- 
ton or toniething like it in Eti[;1iiih, and so have been the same name with a 
different spelling. The originul tianie givrn to Chriatine'i son, CoL Otis Bakei, 
was, Utis Archilaus Sharrinfflon, and his rteicendants have onVf ftns WaifiiAQn. 
•« to the onf-jQ d/" e£n mlddk nanjes. "Charleton" is saii ^v oxVer* ta^A-^b 
been tbe erai name of bcr baabaad. Dr. Green thnnght " ChaAtag^wi-'' 

The Otia Genealogy. [April, 

Kew England folks," — she having been brought up in ibe city of 
MontreaJ, where bread and butter were purchased ready made for 
the table. In her petition (see below) she fays she had been back I« 
Canada in an unsuccessful effort to get her children, but doe« not ment- 
ion the year of her going back. The Journal of Col. Stoddard, (before 
referred to) is full of incidents about " Madam Le-Btau," whom he 
brought home, [but not without great opposition from the Priests) 
with other prisoners, in a !ship to Boston. Capt. Stoddard was accom- 
pained by Capt. Thomas Baker, as an Assistant, who, nAer his escape, 
was thrice employed to go to Canada to redeem prisoners. 

Soon after her return to New England, she married Capt Thomas 
Baker, and lived for o time in Northampton, where was born her first 
child, and where says the Obituary notice in Ihe Boston Post at the 
lime of her death, " she joined the diurch under the care of the Rev. 
Solomon Stoddard." This gentleman was one of the most able minis- 
ters of his times, nnd his descendants include the large families of 
Edwards, Dwight, and others, among the most powerful, intellectwally, 
of any in New England. No man would be more likely to lake an 
interest in a person so peculiarly situated as Christina was than Mr. 
Stoddard, and it is in the higest degree probable, that the tradition of 
her conversion to the Protestant faith under his teaching is true. 
But unfortunately the record of admissions to his church and bap- 
tisms for nearly the whole of llie long period of his ministry is irre- 
coverably lost. 

From the Brookfield Records of Lands, p. 240. is taken thefoUow- 
ing' "Dec 9th, 1714, — Then granted to Margarett Otice, alias 
Le-bue, one that was a prisoner in Canada, and lately come from 
thence, forty acres of upland in Brooktietd, and twenty acres of 
meadow ; provided she returns not again to live in Canada, but tarries 
in this Province or territory, and marries to Capt. Thomas Baker." 

There can be no doubt that " Margnrctt Otice, alias Le-bue," and 
Margarett Baker were one and the same person with Ckrittine Otit. 
The deeds (many of them) given by Thomas Baker, of Brookfield, 
from 1715 to 1730, recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds U 
Springfield, do not Imve the signature of his wife to any of them, bui 
in the body of the deed it is sometimes found, and in all instancta 
written Margarett" This seems to have been her legal name, and 
her original name at Dover, and this name, baptismal probably, waciD 
some degree restored when she became a Froleslant, at least b; 
others if not by herself. It is the opinion of some that Margarett wu 
ber Canada name. Yet the French Priest in his letter calls her 
Christine, and while yet a Catholic slie names her first child, bom m 
New England, Christini?, from herself. Whichsoever name she re- 
ceived in Canada, it is cerlun that she was called and was known 
only by her descendants as Christini*, a name common among her de- 
scendants, while few if any have the name of Margarett, Our previous 
remarks concerning her Warren ancestors show that her grand-molhrr 
Warren, and one of her mother's (Grizet's) sisters, were named Har- 
garell. R<iv. Dr. Belknap, (who must have personally known her| 
says, (Vol. I., note to page 253.) " The French Priests look this child 
under their care, baptized her by the name of Christina," Jic. 

• Bronklicia, vbcre Capl. Bnkcr and his wifo settled M mtIj M ITIi. wu> 
~ pfHanipshin Coanty, uniil (731, wlien Worcestor ixianlf wu incorywutd. 


rJ861.] The Otis Genealogy. l»l 

k Her husband Capt. Thomas Biiker, was bom at Northamplon, Mass., 

H May. 1582, the son of Timothy Kaker, who wos the son of Ed- 
ward Baker, a freeman at Lynn, ltj38. Kdward went to Northamp- 
ton about 1658, the fourth or fillh year of its settlement, where he 
bad grants of land from the town. He remained there a number of 
yeare, was aeleetman, &c.; returned to Lynn and there died, March, 

1(>87. His wife was Jane . He left in Northampton two 

eons ; Joseph ' and Timothy " ; and had sons, Edward ^ and Thomas * 
at Lynn ; John,' who it is believed, settled in Dedham, where bis 
descendants are very numerous ; and perhaps others. His will is 
dated Iti Oct., 1685, but he narne^ in it only two or three of his chil- 
dren, as he bad given them portions by deeds. He appointed '' a 
decent funeral, suitable to my rank and ijualily," and exhorted his 
children to live in peace and the fear of God. 

Joseph Baker.' m. Ruth Holton, 5 Feb., 1G62, and bad Joseph, b. 
20 Jan., 1G64; Uulh, 6 May, IGCS; Mary, 5 Sept, 1670; Samuel, 
11 Sept., 1672 ; Joseph, 25 Jan., 1675. Of these, Ruth m. Ebenener 
Alvord, 1691, and Joseph was Rlain by the Indians, while at work in 
his meadow, 1675. Timothy Buker,' was a leading chnracter in 
Northampton, often selectman, on important Committees of Town and 
Church, was railed, " Mr." from the first, then " Ensign," and finally, 
"Lieutenant." The final recordis, "30 Aug., 172!*, Lieut. Timothy 
Baker died." Hem. Igt, Grace Marsh, 16 Jan., 1672, and had Grace, 
1673, d. 10 Feb., 1673 ; and Timothy, 167.i, d. in infancy. His wife 
d. 31 May, 1676, and 1G78 or 9, he m.. 2d, Sar^h Atherton, the wid. 
of Rev. Hope Atherton, minister of Hatfield, who was chosen chap- 
Lun of Capt Lathrop's Company, which was cut to pieces by the In- 
dians at Bloody Brook, (Deerfield.) She was a dau. of Lieut. John Hol- 
lister, of Wethersfield, and m. Mr. Atherton, in 1674. She had by him 
(tree children. Timothy Baker had by her, John,' 3 Feb., 1680 ; 
THOMAS,' 14 May, 1682; Edward,' 12 Nov., 1685, (left no male 
ituue); Prudence,* 14 May, 1687; Deliverance,' 13 Nov^ 1689, d. 
1710. Capt. John Baker,' (eldest son of Timothy) m. Rebecca Clark 
and tettled on the old homestead — became one of the most influen- 
tial men in the town ; had 7 sons, viz : John, Noah, Aaron, EliBha, 
Stephen, Timothy, Elijah, and two daughters. All the sons except 
Timothy, (who lost his life in the expedition against Louisburg, in 
1745,) married and settled in Western Massacbusetts,all lived to be 80 
jearg old or over, and all left numerous families, whose descendants 
are scattered all over the United Slates, from Vennont to Texas. 
Elijah was the ^rand-father of the Hon. Osmjn Baker, late M.C., 
from Affllierst, Itlass., now of Northampton. 

CapL Thomas Baker, was an adventurous character, and had no 
fixed residence, except at his father's house in Northampton, until the 
coosummation of bis romantic affair with Christine Otis. After his 
birth, his name does not appear again on the Nortlmmpton records, 
ontil the record of ihe birthof his daughter, spelled by the eterk " Chrit- 
tum." From the fact of finding this record at that place, it is inferred 
that he bad not then fully established himself at Brookfield. He was 
am^ng the captives who were taken at the destruction of the town of 
Deerfield, 2!) Feb., 1703-4, and was carried to Canada. He bad not 
been in captivity long, when he with others, determined on making 
their escape. They had not however, proceeded far in their eloijemettt, 
when they were overtaken and carried back, and iVitealeneA viSv^vm- 
mediale deMh by being buml at the stake ; and wo\i\4\««e^ifttti,\»& 
not some of Ihe French interceded In their bebalf. 

3 The Oti» Genealogy. [Apri], 

Not inlimidfited hj iheir former bad luck, ihey mode b teixind 
attempt, which proved Buccesaful,* not without howcTW, suffering 
everjthiDg but death itself. They had it long and dreary march 
through the woods, over mountains, and through awamps and Tallej-?, 
before they arrived at the fronlier seiilemenl. They were entirely 
without provisions, only such as Ihey gathered from the deeert through 
which they had to travel ; and thej were on the point of giving up, 
when they prayed that »ome deliverance might appear, aad behold a 
hirge bird, such as they had never before seen, fell before iheni. 
Thie they instantly seized, tore in pieces, and ale without cooking. 

This is the story of Ids escape from captivity, told by some of bi^ 
defendants, and which corresponds in its main features, with the ac- 
count given by Capt. ISaker liimself, in his Petition, as found io the 
Archives of Massachusetts. This Petition is dated at Brookfield. 6 
June, 1718 and represents, that he was a soldier under CapL MTelle*, 
and was taken prisoner at Deerfield, in Feb., 1703, (this was 1704, 
new style, but in 1703, when the legal year, both in tliis cotinlry and 
in England began on the 25 Slarch) (hat he lost his arms and part of 
his clothes, and was carried to Canada ; that he escaped from Mm- 
treal the next summer, in order to come home nnd give intelli- 
gence of an eipcdition against these towns under Chevalier Boncour; 
that he was retaken, and the Indians made preparations to bum him 
alive, but he got out of their hands, and ran to the house of one 
LeCair, who ransomed him by advancing live pounds, which be 
promised to repay. He was put in irons by order of the Governor of 
Canada, and made a close prisoner four months. Aller which he wii 
a prixoner at large, until he escaped a third time, and got safe to his 
eountry. He prayed for an allowance, and the General Cooit 
gmnled Ten Founds. 

"About the year 1720, [this date shoulii be 1712,] Capt. TbonM 
Baker of Northampton, in tlie County of Hampshire, in Hasa., set off 
with a scouting parly of thirty four men, passed up Connecticut river, 
and crossed the height of hmd to Pemigewasjet River. He there dis- 
covered a party of Indians, whose Bnchem was called Wallemuni- 
mus, (t) whom he attacked and destroyed. Baker and the Saclwni, 
levelled and disuliarged their guns at each other at the aamc instanL 
The bull from the Indian's gun grazed Baker's left eye-brow, but did 
him no injury. The hall from Baker's gun went through the breast 
of the Sachem. Immediately upon being wounded, he leaped four or 
five feet high, and then fell instantly dead. The Indiana fled to lb« 
river ; Baker and his {larty pursued and destroyed every one of 
them. They had a wigwam on the bank of the river, which wu 
nearly tilled with Beaver. Baker's party took as much of it as ibej 
could carry away, and burnt the rest. Baker lost none of his men in 
this skirmish. It took place at the conHuence of a small river wiib 

"Samelime In Mayor Jane, IT05, Joseph Petty, John Nim". Tbomaj B«kfi. 
Martin Kellogc, Jr^ mBde their eicape from " 
field." &c — Btu. Dr. Sirphen WiUiami' Jouriui!. 

(t)He wu chief of the Fcqnsketi, the tribe with wbirh Chiil Lovewell hid 
snch B terrible »nd bloody encounter in 1T3S, ind wan probably *iict«v4rd bj 
FanKni who fell in the fight wilh Lovewell. Waltanumoion. m hii name a 
tpeh in our rerordt wu one of the prominent chtefa who met Uo*«r>H>r Dwllry, 
U F»lmvmh, in 1703, M which (.ttnc md v(a<» were asscfnblnl. a ^n*! nambi 
cflndiant, and ■ treaty waa cottrVoAcd. — Bouk of iKt lndtaH,UaC)V liL Cliap. u. 

MfiSL] The Otia Qenealogy. !193 

the Pemigewasset, (between Plymouth and Canipton] which )ias ever 
UDce had the name of linker's River." * 

Capt. Baker and his men, went down the Merrimack to Dunetable, 
ftnd thence ta Boston, and made ajipliealion for the ttounty, May 8lh, 
171S. They brought but oue scalp, yet claimed pay tor Bcveral, as 
they believed they had killed Bome whose scalps tliey could not get. 
This occasioned some delay, and the men came home. On the 10th 
of June, the General Court granted 40 pounds, or pay for four scalps, 
not because they believed so many In<lian8 had been killed, but Ihey 
were willing to reward the bravery and enterprise of Capt. Baker, 
and his 32 men. They allowed Capt. Baker's company wages from 
24 Mch, to the 1 6th of May, 1 7 1 2.— J/i. Ulter of Sylve»ler Judd, Eiq. 
The account given by Mrs. Bean, the daughter of Capt. Baker, 
adds some incidents to this affair. She said that the enemy were com- 
posed of a large body of French and Indians, who were eomirg down 
from Canada to kill and destroy the English ; that they were in their 
boalt tailing doom the River; that Baker, having previously discovered 
them, secreted his men in ambush, on the the banks of the river, and 
at a signal given, his men fired upon them in their birch canoes, 
killed and wounded so many, saikk their botits and so disconcerted 
them, that the remainder made a precipitate retreat lo Canada. Capt. 
Baker was well acquainted with their chief, " Watemomee,"who waa 
richly attired, his Blanket covered with silver brooches, his Powder 
bom and all his various trinkets, Cupt. Baker took, and they are still 
among bis descendant Long afWrwarda, he used to show them to 
the Indians ; they would shed tears, and make gestures, as though 
they would some time kilt him, when war once more arose. 

lo Sept., 1727, Capt Baker was tried for blasphemy, before the 
Superior Court at Springfield. {This was the year in which the 
Priest wrote the letter to his wife.) The charge against him was as 
follows; " there being a discourse of God's )iaving,in his Providence 
put in Joseph Jennings, Sisq., of Brookdeld, a Justice of the Peace, 
Capt. Baker used the following worda — " If I had been with the 
Almighty, I would liave taiiglit him Iwtter." Verdict of the Jury — 
^ "not Guilty." 

This Jennings was a representative from BrookHeld, some years ; 

\ probably a rival of Capt. Baker, and he appears to have been sus- 

I - toined by a majority of the people. It is likely that Capt. Baker's 

\ daring, headstrong spirit, continued until middle life or after. He 

was the first Representative to the General Court from Brookfield, 

1719, and did not represent the town ag^n alter that year. 

CapL Baker and Ids wife, continued to reside at Brookfield, until 

about 1732. Having become old, and wishing to retire from farming, 

he sold his possessions in Brookfield, to a Col. Sheldon, a man of 

business, a speculating man. <(uiie popular, and considered good at 

that time ; but he failed before paying for liis land. Capt. Baker 

coQMquently lost a large part of his property, and this accounts for 

their poverty as set forth in the accompanying petition of Christina to 

(he tiegislature for a Tavern Licence. 

I - They were living at Brookfield, in 1731 ; at Mendon, 1732; at 

L Newport, R. I., 1733; and removed to Dover, N. II., about 1735, 

F » where, on the 11 May, 1735, Christina was admitted to the church, 

r "recommended fVom y* church at Mendon, Mass." The Iraditioa i&, 

•Ariw'/ mdMom-'M OIL, VU. 3, p.lOO, aad VA. \, -p. \V^ 

i The OUi Genealogy. [April, 

that Capt. Baker, died at RoshniT', of tlie " Lethar^," to which dis- 
ease he had been »oine time subject — nt which place he was on a 
visit to some cousins of liis, by the name of Sumner.* The time of 
his death is not known, but it wa» sometime prior to Hrs. Bcan'x 
, marriage, about 1753, as she and her mother were then liviDg with 
Col. Otis Baker. He was "jiasthis labour," in 1735. 

The following is the Petition of Christin^ Baker, and the order of 
the General Assembly, of N. H. ; the original of which is in posses- 
sion of the family of her descentlanl, the wife of Hon- Paul Went- 
worth, of Concord, N. U. : — 
7\> hit EzeelUneie, Jonathan Belcher, Eiquire, Governor and Contf 

mander in Chief in and over hit Mafliet Province of Arts 

Hamp^e, The Honotirahie the Council And Houte of Seprttettt- 

lativet, Note Conven'd in General Atteemblff. 
THE HUMBLE PETITION OF chbi3tik£ baker, the wife op capt. 


That jour Petitioner in her childhood was captivated by the In- 
dians in the Town of Dover, ofibre said, (where !>he was Bom) and 
carried to Canada, and there Brol up in the Itoroiah Saperslilion and 
idolitry. And was there ftlaryed and well settled, and had three 
ehildren ; and after the Death of her husband, she had a very Great 
Inclinatkin to see her own rountry; And with Great Difficulty ob- 
tained penniuioD to Return, leaving all her substance and her chil- 
dren, far by no means could she obtain leave for them; And since 
your Petkioaer has been maryed to Cspt. Baker, t^be did undertake 
the haxzatd and fatieug of a Journey to Cmiada againe in hopes by 
the interest of friends to gel her diildren. but all in vaine — so that 
her Losses »re trebbled on her ; first the loss of her house well filled 
and fiimiAed, and the lands belonging to it ; Second, the Loss of 
Consider^le part of her New England Substance in her la&t journey 
(o Canada ; and tliirdly, the Loss of her children. 

Yet still she hiith this Comfort since her return : That she is alsoo 
returned into the Bossum of the Proieslaut church ; for wch. she 
m(A heartily thanks Almighty God. 

And now your Petitioner having a large family to suppon, and bj 
the C'hanges and chances of fortune here is Reduced to very low Cir- 
cumstances : and her husband past his Labour. Your Pet'r Lalelj 
made ber ca*ic known to several GenL in the Government of the 
Mas»a. who out of a Charilabte Disposition did supply yor. Petitioner 
with something to set her in a way to subsist her family ; And also 
advis'd to keep a house of Entertainment ; And the Genii Assembly 
of that GovermL took your Petitioner's case into their consideratioo. 
and made her a jirest'jit of 5U0 lu-res of land in the Province of Slaine, 
and put it under the care and Trust of Coll. Wm. PeppereU, Esq, 
lor the use of your Petititioner (exclusive of her husbands having any- 
thing to do with it.) 

N;.'W your Petitioner by the help she liath had, has hot. a lot of 
land and Built a bouse on it on the Contry Khoadc from Dover me«t- 

• "Gcorp Soroner, from DoiYhMter, llrcd ia Rortluunplon, Hu«.,al«« 
jean ; and while there he invn«l Mur Baker, a sUlcrof Timothy Baker. No*. 
f, lCf-3. lie relumvil to Dotchctlcr. and I liace a niinalr, that he mated lo MU- 
ton, Uul., then an ailjoiniTiR ;own W I>otAM\]K. H» chvWten were cooiini tl 
Ctpt. T^ma* Baker o( Dovn." — MmMKript Inter of Si^nAo- MA. 

351.y The Otit Genealogy. 196 

■ ing house to Cocheoho Boome ; and have beilding wid other necessa- 
roa fit for a Public house for Entcnainment of Travellers, &c. And 
Your Petitioner at Ihe Gen'll Quarter SesBion§ of the Peace Last jr. 
} [September] did apply to the Justices of Said Court for a licence for 
I a Public bou«e, having first obtmned tlie approbation of the aelect 
' men as the Law Directti, (and the select men denied it to him that had 
the Public house there before) : Nevertheless the Justices granted a 
•• licence to the former Tavemor and Denied it Your Petitioner. So 
thai she is put hy the doing of what her friends advised her for the 
support of her P'amily. Therefore she most humbly prays the assist- 
ance of your Excell'de and the honlile the councill, and House of 
Representatives to Eiwhie her by a Private act, to Keep a house of 
Public Entertainment, Giving Security from Time to Time for keep- 
ing good orders as other Tavernors doth : And your Petitioner as in 
duty Bound Shall ever Pray. 

M.yu..!d,"35 Glzf^ij T^ncCct^iep' 

la the house of Eepregcntativea the above I'etition Read, and voted 
u that the prayer of tiie Petition t)e granted, and that the Petitioner 
\- have Licence to keep a house of Public Entertainment for four years 
t. free of excbe, and alsoo have liberty to Lring in a Bill accordingly. 
I Giving security to keep good orders as other Taveniurs doth, 
% jAMEa Jekfrv, Clxrk Alt. 

« May the 8th, 1735. 

She opened her " House of Entertainment," authority for which 

was granted by the General Assembly, and kept it for many years. 

- It stood on tire South-east comer of Silver and Pleasant Streets, Dover, 

on the lot where Jeremy Perkins store now stands, and faced both 

■^ streets. The " Dover Meeting house " was then on Pine Hill, and 

the " Cochecho Boome," somewhere near the upper Bridge, 
^- She died 23 Feb., 1773, and an ohiluary notice of her is to be found 
• in the Boston Evening Post, of March 16, 1773. 

Her children by her second husband, Capt. Thom&g Baker, were, 
(all tx>m in Brookfield except the first) 

(36) L CHRisTist* («3) (her birth ia recorded on the Northampton, 
Mass., Records, 5 June 1716, as " Christian, dau. of Capt. Thomas 
Baker and Margarett, his wife," although her name was so spelled on 
the records, she was called by the fwnily, Christine), m. Capt. Dudley 
Wfttwrn, of Dover. 

[37) n. EtmiOE*, (94) m. Doct. Cliency Smith, of Dover. 

[88) lir. LrCT*, (100) m. Joshua Stackpole, of that part of Somers- 
worth, now called Rollinsford. 

r) IV. Charles*, (10'2), h. 1721-2, m. (1) Love , (2) Sarah 
CujT, of Newberry, Mass., and widow of Francis Roberts of Somers- 
'' worth. Died at Somersworth, N. H., SepL 26, 1784. His wife died 

Oct. 21, 1807, X. 85. 
[40) V. Mart*, (108), b. IS Feb. 1725-6, m. Capt. Benjamin Bean, of 

Epping, N. II., 1753. Died at Comvuy, N. II., G Feh., 1826. 
£41) VI. Orts*, (113), (the name originally given him, was Oris Akch- 

Bt-itra Sharrihgtoi'. But as he beeame of age, he dropped the two 
I middle names,) b. 1727, m. (1) Lydia, dau. of Dea. GoT«\\Mn'V(«tiV 

wiuOt ofSomerirortb, grandaon of Elder Wm. 'WeiitTiorfti\>5 ■E.ift\i.€i.\ 

196 The Otis Oeneahgy. lApril, 

.1. 2d, Tamsen, dan. of Jamen and Mt^hitftblc Chesley, who w«s the wid. 
I, ■ of John Twombly. Died at Dover, N. H., Oct 27, 1801. His wife 

died 6 Nov., 1801. 
1,^18) VII. Alexander Douglass', b. lT3d. was "a ptoiu und de- 
r voted young man ; a calm and deliberate Christian." and d. unin»m«^ 
t , 23 Sept, 1766, in the 27tliyear of his age, as per Dover Tombstone 
, He was a Blacksmith by trade. 

Richard Otis', (12 — 11) The first tra«e of him that we dis- 
cover, is from the Exeter Records : " Kichnrd Otis, of Charlet^town. 
Middlesex County, Mass." conveys to Stephen Otis, his brother, of 
Dover, N. H., all " my right to land of my father, Ri(.'hard Otis, or of 
ray grand&ther, Richard OLis, or of my nude, Nicholas Otis," Oct. 
30, 1722. From the town tutd church records of Charlestown, it it 
found that his wife, Grace, d. 9 Dec,, 1721 ; that a " young child," A. 
1 1 Dec., 1721. Where or when he d. has not been ascertained. Hii 
children were, 

(43) I. Grace* h. 11 May, 1716. 

(44) II. Richard*, bap. 26 March, 1718, was at New London, Ct, 
about 1760-.^, and afk-rwards of Preston, and he d. in Stonningioo. 
Ct His wife was & Dayton, by whom he had, ^hraim^, Richard}, 
and WiUiam*, who m. and settled in Western, N. Y., and Jamet\ m. 
Orphana Randall, and had at Stonnington, Cl., Rantfard^, who m.Biid 
B. a farmer at SpriRgville, Erie Co., N. Y., where he was murdered 
by a man named Major McEllroy, S3 April, 1840, in the barn of 
Otie. and the bam set on fire and consumed. McEllroy whs emploved 
on Mr. Otis's farm ; was tried, found guilty of the crime, and wu ex- 
ecuted at Buffalo, N. Y. ; Ephrtam Randal, b. SO Jfta, 1785, bu 
no ch. Now resides at Norwich, Ct, a merchant. 

(45) III. Mabi*, b. 8 Sept 1720. 

Rebecca Otis', (13 — III.) m. Richard Canney, of Dover, ind 
had children, 

(46) I. Otis', b. 23 Jan 'y 1718. (47) II. Richard*, b. II Mireh, 
1720-1. (48) III. Judith', b. March 1722-3. 

Stephen Otis', (14 — IV.) m. (1) Mary Younfr.30 Jan. 1719-«0; 
(2) 30 July 1736, Catharine, dau. of Natlianiel and Catharine (Neali) 

Austin, (b. 12 Jan., 1715.) (3d) Elizabeth . He recdvrf 

in 1721, at Dover, land granted to his &lher in 1694 i and in 17ii, 

all his brother Richard's right and title in the oM estate. In 1733. 

measures were commenced by himself and brother, to recover woe 

portion of the old eslAte, which they claimed by right of inheritMce 

and which from some cause, (if they had ever been in possession) had 

passed out of their hands : — ^ Stephen Otis, of Dover, and Nicholu 

Otis, of Newport, R. I., tailor, for the recovery of lands belonging Id 

our father, Richard Otis, and our grandfather, Richard Otis,'' ibej 

agreed to share in the expenses. (&'e Mary (Otis) Vamey betow.) 

4, 1 He lived in that part of Dover which was incorporated under the 

wi name of Madbury, as a separate town, 31 May, 1751, having far 

V BOme time previously had that name as a parish ; at which pl«ce lu 

will was made 2 May, 1751), and proved 29 Aug., following. He is 

V> called a weaver, and gives something to each of his sons, and to bif 

"present wife Kliiabeih," the rest of his property for life, and at her 

-r death to go to his children "bom of her body," vji :— Sasaonab and 

"the one of which she is now pregnant" His chil. were by flrvt wift, 

iA9) I. JosHi7A*,(122) b. aboul U'!0,nv. Jane lIussey,of Dover, about 

174S, and soon after temovd \o 'fiBitm^iw. 

MW6LJ The OtU Genealogy. ■ tW 

(50) n. SxEpnEN', (132) b. 1731, m. Molly Elwell, of Bitrrin(!;lon. 

(51) nL John*, animuried, enlUted in the RuvolutioDary War and 
never retunieil. By his tliird wife he liad, 

(52) IV. SuaAMNA*, m. Aaron Davis, of Madbury, 7 Nov., 177G. 

(53) V. A cnii-i.*, poatbumoua. 

Nicholas Otis', {15 — V) as is seen above wag at Newport, R. L, 
1733. He was a ship-caulker; went lo sea, anil it is believed, com- 
manded a fillip which sailed from Providence, It, 1., and was lost with 
his ship at sea. He had but one child, which was Icfl an orphan 
quite young, named, 
(5i) L Nicholas', b. 22 May, 1765, ra. Cynthia Windsor, of Provi- 
dence. R. I. lie was taken when a child by e relative to N. H., 
where he lived until about eighteen yeare of age. He was in Green- 
field, Moss, a few years, and was a school teacher, in Onondaga Co., 
N. Y., where he d. 1809. She d. 1847, s. 82. Their children were, 
Windior*, b. 6 July, 1790, m. Chloe Campbell 1808, d. in Ohio, 1815 
and left two danghten< and one son, Calvin NiehoUu^, who resides at 
Bufialo, N. Y., on architect ; Sarak\ b. 6 Dec, 1791, d. 1623 ; Dtx- 
Ut', b. 6 Feb'y 1795, m. Folly Wail, 6 July, 181G. He was a 
I • preacher, and d. in Ohio, 19 March, 1645, leaving two sons and five 
I »■ daughters ; Conduce*, b. 23 March, 1799, m. Pardon Cornell, 1819, 
^ and d. 1830. 

1^ Mart Otis', (18 — HI) m. Ebenezer.son of Iluraphrey Vamey, 

1^ . who was a Quaker, {an mast of his descendanla have been) and son- 
l«. in-law to Elder Edward Slarbuck (marrying his youngest dau. Esther) 
and father to Peler, £benezer, John, Joseph, and Abigail, From 
records it is evident, that Ebenezer Vamey took possession of the 
** Hill" or Otis estate, about 1696, (about which time Cochecho was 
resettled) under the title inherited fram his wife's father, fortifying 
bis title by deeds from the Canada Otises and quit-claims, from other 
heirs of Richard 'Otis. This property was for some time in dispute 
(flee Stephen 'Otifl) as was the case in several other instances, the In- 
dian troubles overturning proof and destroying evidence of titles. 
Tliis property has remained in the Varney family until the jtarents of 
the present generation of heirs sold their share, old house (150 yean 
old) and all to John Ham. 

Of their numerous descendants a large part were or are farmers, 
and as respectable as any similar number of persons. Children bom 
at Dover, 
(55) L Mart', b. 1C93-4-6, m. 1715-10-17, Wm. Horn. Shed. 
1735-9-18, and left Sarah', b. 1714, m. 1st Isaac Hanson ; 2d, Sam'l 
fS6) II. Sakah', b. 1695-9-10, m. Samuel Gaskill, of Salem. 
.<57) nX Stephen', (141) b. 1C97-9-7, m. Mercy Hanson. 
, <fl8) IV. Abigail', (151) b. 1699-2-11, m. Wm. Frye, jr. 
f ,<59) V. John', b. 1701-11-15, m. 1723, Sarali, dau. of Timothy Rob- 

I (60) VI." Ebenezeb*, (159) 1704-3-21, m. Elizabeth Hanson. 

(61) VIL Natilakiel', (169) b. 1706-1-17, m. Content Gaskill. 
«(62i VIIL Thomas', (180) b. 1708-2-7, m. Dorothy Martin. 

(63) IX. Judith', (191) b. 1710-2-11, m. Tobias Hanson. 

(64) X. Samuel', (198) b. 1712-2-2, m. Mary Vamey. 

(65) XJ. Martha', (207) b. 17I3-14-1-I8, m. John Twombly. 
^66) Xn. Paul', (208) b. 1715-lfi-I-l8, m. Eliia^wHiTAttaay.'j. 

(67) Xni. AKifE*. (213) b. 1718-5-6, m. Solomou Uaneon. 

198 The Oti» Genealogy. [April, 

Otis Pinkham" (29— IV.) m. AbigaU Tibbetts. 1721-9-22. 
I . She was b. 1701-6-12 the dau. of Ephnum and Rose. (Austin) Tib- 
betts. The inventory of his property (amounling to illOO) was re- 
turned 1764, Nor. 80. Children born at Dover, were, 
(68) I. Samuel', b. 26 Sept. 1722. (69) IL Akn', b. 30 April, 1724. 

(70) III. Rose*, b. 18 March, 1825-6. 

(71) IV. Paul*, b. 4-3-1730, m. Rose dau. of Joseph Austin. He d. 
1819-3-16, and had, Niehola*\ b. 1755-11-3. d. 1770-10-1 ; Joupk\ 

i.j b. 1757-8-14. ra. Elizabeth Green, 1788, d. 1845, having had Nich- 
olas', 1789 i Jeremiah Green', 1791 ; Sarah', 1794, m. Joseph Tut- 
-; tie J Elizabeth', 1797 ; Joseph", 1800 ; Hannah*, 1804, m. Levi Sawyer ; 
,,!' Kosee', 1807, m. Sam'l Dunn ; Rebecca*, 1809,m. Jacob K Purint(»i: 
., 0<iV,b. 1759-8-25. lost at sea, 178C; Sila^,h. 1764-11-9, d. 1796- 
.- 9-10;SMfl»b.l766-r2-l,ni. JonathanHflnson;/'atii» b.t768-12-l. 
Rose Pinkiiam", (32 — VII.) m. 1st, James Tuttle, he was born 
7 April, 1683, d. 1709, was grandson of Jolin Tuttle the first settler 
of the name in Dover, who was there in 1642, and d. in 1662, whose 
wife was Dorothy an<l who had children, vix : Thomas, (accidenially 
„ killed in 1664 by (he falling of a tree.) John, (Judge and father of 
II James,) and two dnu^hterft, the oldest of which was raairied before 
,', 1663, and the youngest was yet under eighteen. Rose by ber fii^ 
husband had, 

(72) L Phebe', b. 26 Sept., 1706, m. Moses Varncy, grandson of 
Humphrey and probably son of Peter, 1728-1-16. She d. 1776-6-21, 
and liad Jame^, Peler*, EUjalt^, Sarah\ m. Solomon Piper, L^dit^, m. 
Solomon Vamey, ^o*?**, ^uwcArey*, i'Aefte*, b. 1741, tn. Joseph Bkk- 
ford, Mordeeai', Benjamin^ Betsey^, m. Nicholas Hanford. 

(73) II. Elijah*, (223) b. 14 May, 1708, m. Esther Vamey. 

Rose Pinkham, m. 2d, Thomas Canney. who descended from 
Thomas Canney, of Piscataqua, 1631, and of Dover, 1633, whose 3d 
I wife was Jane, and of whose children were Thomas, (died before 
1 677 and left six children, and his widow ra. John Wingate*,) Joseph. 
(who m. 1670, Mary Clement*i, dau. of Job,) and Mary, who m, 
Jeremy Tibbetts. and had five children (see Fanner's Gen. Reg.) 
By her 2d husband she had, 

(74) III. Thomas*, b. 1712-9-4. 

(75) IV. Sdsawna*, (226) b. 1715-2-4, m. Isaac, son of Tobias and 
Ann (Lord) Hanson. 1741-16-2. He d. 1758, Jai'y 15, "in an i^ 
perplecl fiL" 

(76) V. Martha* b. 1718-6-17, m. Moses Meader. 

(77) VI. BEKJAMiN'.b. 1720-11-2, d.unra. 1776-5-ie, 

(78) VII. RosE'.b. I722-&-21. (79) VUI. William*, b. 172+-2-7. 
(80) IX. Joseph* b. 1725-5-3. (81) X. John*, b. 1728-5-1. 

(82) XI. Mart*, b. 1729-7-1. (83) XII. Elizabeth*, b. 1731-11-T. 
CHRiSTisi Baker', (36 — I) m. Cajit. Dudley Watson of Dover. 
He was baptized at Dover. 17 Oct.. 1736, and was dead 4 June, 
1777, as his son Thomas, as Administrator, then liberated a slave be- 
longing to his estate. She was admitted to the chh. at Dover. 14 
Nov., 1736, as the wife of Capt. Dudley Watson. Her name herr, 
as in the record of her birtli at Northampton, is spelled Christian. 
She was a widow, and had been, not far from five years when she d. 
18 March, 1776. Cluldren bom at Dover. 

1851.] The Otis Genealogy. 199 

(84) I. DDDtET^, bap. 17 Oct., 1736. 

(85) II. Ldct', bap. 18 Feb^ 1739, m. Aaron Ham, lived in Rochea- 
ter and had 4 daughters. She d. about ten jeara since. 

(86) IIL David*, bap. 14 June, 1741, d. young. 

(87) IV. Thomas*, bap. 10 Aug., 1743, ni. at Dorer, 31 Dec, 1770; 
Abig^ Horn, and had Aaron' ; Dudley', d, at Rochester ; Abigail' ; 
Lydia'; and a dau. who m. Benj. Horn. 

(88) V. Samdel*, bap. 7 AprU, 1745, d. young. 

(83) VI. WiMTHROP*, m. Mary Horn, 12 Mch., 177G, and had at Do- 
ver, Samuel', Winthrop', Daniel', and two daus. 

(90) VIL Mart*, bap. 15 April 1750, m. 14 Mnh., 1775, Heard Roberta, 
of Dover firat, and Rochester afterwards, and hud 4 sons and 1 dau. 

(91) VIIL IIansah*. bap. 17 May. 1752, m. 1 Aug., 1771, Nathaniel 
Ham of Dover, and had 3 sons and 1 dau., now all dead. 

(92) IX. Otis Baker*, bap. 30 Sept., 1753, m. Charity Horn, of 
Dover, b. in Sand wiuh, where he died March 11, 1815, aged 62 years. 
His wife died Sandwich, July 32, 1848, aged about 85 yeara. Their 
children were Christine' (died about 4 yeara old ;) Polly*, bom about 
1789, m. David Ethridge of Sandwich, where both now live j Chris- 
tine' bom June 23, 1791, married her cousin Paul Horn' (son of 
Paul Horn of Dover, m. Hannah Smitli*) bom May 10, 1785, and 
both now live at Sandwich and have Amosa', Otis Baker', Mar- 
garet', William", Julia E*., and John F'., still living ; James IP., 
bom 1793, m. Sanih Keaxer of Groton, Mass., and both live at 
Sandwich; David* bom 1795, lives single at Sandwich ; Jonathan' 
bora 1796 m. (1) Adeline Tibbels of Dover, N, H., and (2) Eliz- 
abeth Burnham' of Dover, N. H., where they now live ; Esther' 
born 1803 and lives single at Sandwich, N. 11.; Sophia' bom 1806 
and Uvea single at Sandwich ; Eleanor IP., bom 1813 and lives sin- 
gle at Sandwich. 

(93) X. Sabah*, bap. 18 July, 1756, m. Richard Garknd of Bartletl, 
N. H. He waa b. at Itochester. 28 May, 1763 ; now living a Pen- 
sioner at the foot of the Wliite Mountains, where he has resided for 
60 years ; is still quite active. She d. 17 Feb., 1814, and they had 
5 sons and 3 daus. Isaac Mcserve of Bartletl, N. H., m. his grand- 

(94) XI. Lydia*, b. 24 Feb., 1760, m. Ricliard Hayes of Madbury, and 
had six eons and five daus. She d. 22 Apl., 1850, se. 91. 

Eunice Baker', (37 — II) m. Doct. Cheney Smith, who practised 
in Dover as early as 1735. He d. between 1756 and '59, and had 

(95) I. Mart*, bap. 31 Mch., 1740, d. unm. 22 Mch., 1795. 

(9S) II. EcwiCE*, bap. 18 Sept., 1743, m. 2 Sept., 1780, Benj. Church. 

(97) in. Sarah*, baptized Feb. 23, 1746, lived when young, with her 
aunt Bean at Epping, N. 11., and married Capt. Crocket, a wealthy 
farmer of Meredith, N. II., where some of her descendanta now live. 

(98) rV. Locit*, baptized 16 July, 1749, probably the one who married 

Smith, and lived the latter port of her life with her daughter 

Eunice* Smith who was tlie first wife of Spencer Wentworth' of 
Dover, baptized June 10, 1779, who moved to Jackson, N. H., some 
40 years ago and lives there now, son of Epliriam' of Rochester, N. 
H., grandson of Ephriam' of Dover, who was the son of Ephraim' and 
grandson of Elder William Wentworth of Dover. Spencer and 
Eunice Wentworth had Willijim', Samuel', Chwies*, Lydia", Chria- 
tine", Mary June*, and Florida"; •nd he married for » wca^i ViSe, 
Saatiy Gun/wt of Tamwortli, N. iL, and li&d ChknSlK^i^M^^i »n.^ 

200 The Otis Genealogy. [April. 

one other child. Tliis Smilh who m, Lucy* was a great IraTeller, gr- 
tiquarin, anil g(?nealogifil, and he had a eon Fearaon', who was in \hv 
same buxinesH and was travelling at last advices. 
(99) V. Hannah', bap. 17 June, 1753, m. Paul Home of Dover, (his 
first wife.) The; had Siuan^, m. Noah Robinson of, Bartistead and 

left eh.; Mar^, m. IsL, Walbridge, 2d,, her cousin David, son 

of WintUrop Wat£on ; Benjamin^, m. hia cousin Hannah Home, and 
now lives in Dover; PauV, bom May 10, 1785, m. Ids cousin Chri»- 
tin^ daughter of Otis B. Watson* of Sandwich, N. H., where both 
now lire ; IStmic^, m. Paul Hayes, son of James, and lives with her 
Bon-in-law Jerry Kingman, Ea]., of Barringlon. 

(100) VL Cheky*, bap. 29 June, 1755, died a soldier of ttie BeToIulion. 

Lrcr Bakkk*, (38 — HI) m, Joshua Stackpole of (then Somers- 
worlh, now) RoUinsford. Af^r her death he in. a second time. She 
had ch., 

(101) L Samdel*, (228) b. Oct., 1740, m. Zervia, dau. of Isaac and 
Joanna Watson, bap. 5 Ocl., 17S5. 

(102) II, Ldcy*, m. Isl., William Watson, 2d, Gersora Horn, of Dover, 
who was b. 1733, and d. 23 Jan., 1800. Her children were, 

Benjamin*, m. Patience, dau. of James Leighlon of Barrington. 
Both d., leaving iii'aj', ra. Solomon Cate ; Jtrtmj^, m. Hannah, dau. 

of Daniel Hall of Barrington ; Jacol^, m. Willey ; Abigail, m. 

Geer of Dover. 

HiBAM*, lives in liarringtnn, unmarried; William', d. unmained 
at sea ; Nathaniel', m. and d. in Daiiverg, Ms. ; John*, d. uninai^ 
ried at sea ; Frederick' ; Fenton*, d. unmarried in Salem ; Josefb*, 
d. in Dover, uum. ; Elizabeth', m. Ezekicl Vartjey, and s. in Pwl- 
land; Abigail', m. Tracy, d. in Dover, no ch. 

Charles Bakf.b*, (39-IV) m. 1st, Love , of Berwick, Me, 

Baid by some to be Downs, and by others Wentworth. His 2d wife, 
(b. Feb-, 1721-2, d. 21 OcL, 1807,) was Mary, dau. of John and 
Elizabeth Carr, of Newbury, Mnaa., sister of Dr. Moses C»ut," bom 
at Newbury, Nov. 25, 17 15, practiced medicine in Somersworth, N. H. 

• There was ■ Jsmcs Carr, (whose Bon wo know tiotj Married Rolh iSooij, tt 
HcwberfiAp. 35, 1TI2. Dr. Moses CnrmiiK' lo Dover whi-n vciy jouDg,aadwii 
■n inmate of Capt. Benj.Weniworth'a'houae, (or seven jear>, ■nd finally muried 
bis wife's neice. Karj. dau. of Paul Gerrish, of Dover, wtio m. John Lcighuni'i 
(the old Sheriff of York Co.. living at Kittery, and marrjine Oner Lankan of 
Pnrtamouth, 13 Jane, 1686) daaghtor Mary, horn at Kittery. Hay T, 1693. Their 
children were John Carr, born Oct. S6, 1741; Paul Carr. Jnne 6, 17M, and 
died Sept 5, 17S3 ; Mair Carr, bom Oct at, 17«, married John, md of Jndp 
IchaW and Abigail* Wcntwortb Bullinsi Moses Carr. bom May SB, I7t(, 
married HsnDah Ilamitton. whose mother was a ilan^btcr of Hon. Thomst 
Millet, Rep resentalivo from Dover at varions limes from 1731 to 17SS, Jadm 
of Superior Court from 1740 to I74S anci dii'd 1763, and whose daaghtcr AU- 
gail was second wife of Col. Jolin' Wentworth of Somersworih ; Jaiuca Can, 
bom April 23, 1748, m. Susanna' danehier of Col. John Wenlworth' of So*- 
erswortb, by his second wife, whose dcscendanis are given in the Wfntwonb 
GenealojiT m the Oct 1850 Ko. of this Register, whew the wife of Oliver f 
CaiT of CofTecville, sbouliJ bo corrected from Arniine* to her sister Unrv H.* 
Wentworth', from Feb. 24, 1B09, and danchtct of John', son of Barihoktme-*. 
and grandson of Lt Benjamin' who was ihe son of Benjamin' and grandson of 
Kider William Wentworth of Dover; Beuev. bom June 16, 1743, marritd 
Junes, son of Judge Ichabod and Abii^nil Wentworth* Rollins; siuah Cur, 
bora Sept 17, 1791, and died July 4, 1765 ; Daniel Can-, bom Jane S, 1753, and 
died June 30, 1553; Hannah Carr, bom Doc 9, 17M, and m. Reuben Tibbeuof 
Berwick, Me., and hod Paul Carr Tibbclb and John Tibbeis ra. lUnnah, daopb- 
Mr of Jamu Rollins by hU teconA Vite V^nCn \V<\ni «t. Uetian, Maint^l Sank 
JB. — ^ AichardwD, and a dan^Vitci m.^— ^n^^ot %tAi,'^:;%ui{bCtft. 

1851.] The Ode Genealogy. 301 

GO years, was Judge of Common Pleaa, 1775 to 1784, and died 30 
March, 1800. Her first husband was Francis Roberts, ol'Somers- 
worth, by whom she liad Frances, John, Betsey, {m. John Ham, of 
Rochester,) Mary, (ra. CVil. Jonathan Palmer, of Wakelield,) and 
Sally, {m. CapL John SUIUon, of Portsmouth, N. H.) Ctiarlea 
Baker, resided at Somersworth, where both his wives and he d., and 
where all his children were bom. He d. 26 SepL 1784, JE 03. By 
his first wife he had, 

(103) I. Charles*, m. Eunice Allen, of Durham, N. H., lived and died 
in Brooktield, N. H. They had Love*, DanieP, Mehitable*, and Ma- 
ry'. Nothing further known. 

(104) II. Thomas*, m. JIary Allard, of Brookfieid, lived and died in 
Wolfborough, N. H., and had Thomas', Mary', Charles', Jonathan', 
John', Margaret', Benjamin', and Love'. Nothing else known. 

(105) IIL CuARiTY*, m. Samuel Roberts, of Alfred, Me., and had Sam- 
uel', Sally', Patience', Love', John', Mary'. Nothing else known. 

Ity his second wife he bud, 

(106) rV. DouGi-Asa*, b. Jan. 18, 1762, and d. in Shapleigh, Me., April 
26, 1844, m. in S., 4 Feb'y 1798, Mary Bagley, who was b. in Ber- 
wick, Dec., 9, 1770, and d. in S; 4 Jan., 1848. They had Sarah^, b. 
April 5, IfeOO, m. 13 Sept., 1823, Samuel Roberts, of Alfred; 
JAiVo'.b. Dec., 23, 1801, m. ls^ 13 Nov.. 1825, Aphra Bean, of 
Alfred, who d. Jan'y 20, 1848, ra. 2d, Sept., 3, 1848, Rhoda W. Ross, 
of Shapleigh, where he now lives ; Samuel', b. 6 Oct., 1803, d. 20 
April, 1815; J/a.y',b. 24 May, 180G,d. May 2,1849; TAeodate^,h. 
13 SepL, 1809, m. 13 Nov., 1842. James Bedell, of Sanford, Me., 
where she now lives ; John\ b. 23 March, 1813, d. )2 April, 1816. 

(107) V. Moses*, b. 24 March, 1766, in Somersworth, where he lived 
until Feb'y, 1847, when he moved to Gorham, Me., and there d. the 
ensning 2-5 of March. He was one of the New Hampshire Coun- 
sellore, 1838 and 1839. He ra. 25 Feb., 1800, Sarah Thorns of 
Gorham, (born 8 Sept., 1781,) where she still lives. Tiiey had Sat!y 
Carr^, b. 4 Dec, 1800, m. J. H. Cteraent, of G.. 21 March, 1827 ; 
Samuel Tbonit'-, b. 23 Dec. 1802, m. Ellen McDuffie, of Alton, 
N. H., 6. Dec, I82C, and now lives in Bradley, Me. ; Mary Ana\ 
b. 1 5 Aug., 1804, ra. Theophilus Dame, of Rochester, N. II., 28 Oct., 
1824, now of Gorham, (son of Hon Richard Dame of Rochester, 
Judge, Representative, Senator and Counsellor, d. 19 Sept., 1828, JE 
72i) Elizabeth Z-', b. 8 July, ISDlt. m. James W. Shapleigh, of Elliot, 
Mc 17 Mch. 1841; CnriiUni 0(.V,b. 3 Jan., 1812, ra. Moses F«^, 
of G.,12 Feb'y 1839; Adaline Francis, b. 24 May, 1820, and m. 
Joseph Plummer, of Milton, N. 11., 30 Oct., 1844. 

(108) VL Daniel*, twin of Mowi, still living at Gorham, ra. Betsey 
Clement, of Dover, N. II., 4 May, 1796. They had In^, b. 23 Sept., 

born Nor. 29, 17S6, nurricd Dr. Niihanicl Low of Soath Bervirk, Me., rather 
gf Bonib Ann, m. jnseph Hnrphr of I'^mHTi. Me., Hnd of Dr. Low of Dover, 
manieil Mary Ann, daaichler aX tVilJitm Hate; faal Can-, bora IIov. 6, 17iS ; 
Suun Can-, bom Fib. 25. 1761 mnmrd Elijah Clements. 

Dr. Mo»e» Car had a hroihcr -liimea, whose dao. m. Joseph Wjngaie. of Hal- 
1o»elf. whose ion, Gen. Jo*hun Wiiigate. m. Jalia, flau. ofGen. Henry Dearbon. 
Mrr-Wingatc now lives a widow at PoitUnd.and h aisler of Gen. H A. 8. 
DearlKini, of Mass. Di, .Mo<m also hud another alBterbcitirlea Hri'. Bnkor, Anna, 
who m Daniel, son of Her. Jnmos Pike. His dan. Eliiabclh, m. Benjamin*, son 
ot Mark Wcntwonh\ who win ihe "on of Bcninmin^, and m Eliiabcth', dau. of 
Capl. Benjamin', and urand dau. of E«ckiel Wentworlh-. This Benj Moim*, mA 
Eliuheth Pike, had t>ro children, one dun. d. young, and DuAe\>VfcnVHov<lb, 
wboMioa Daaiel", now live* in Lebtnoa, Me. 

<2 T!te Oti» Genealogy. [April, 

1798, m. Betaey Ilanscom, of G. ; Sarah Cfarr*, b. 4 May, 1800, d. 
1820; John\ b. 12 Sept., 1804, m. 1831, Eliza Roberts, of Weat- 
brook, lives in Portland, Me. ; Jacolf, b. 19 June, 1808, single; Ba- 
»y, b. 1 Aug., 1815, ra. Nov., 26, 1840, Almond Hobaon of Buxloo. 
now of Porllund, Me. 

Daniel Baker* is the only living grand-child of Capt. Thomae Ba- 
ker, and CliriBtin^ Otis. 

Maby Baker*, (40— V) bom at BrookBeld, Ma«3, 16 Feb'y, 
1725-6, ra. CapU Benjamin Bean, of Epping, N. U., about 1753. 
Hia mother being left in laiher dealitnle cirtumstances, when he wm 
but nine years of age, he wad bound out to Ubor, [Another actouDl 
says that, prior to liia eiilistin» in llie French War, he went out to 
Havannah, and remained there some years. Those who dispute ihia, 
say that it was liia father who was at HaTannahJ At tlie end of 
his term, he enlisted to serve in the French War, and went to 
Dover as his place of rendezvous, where Ue contracted an acquunt- 
ance with Mary Baker'. He was present ai the capture of Louii- 
bui^, and distinguished himself there. After peace was declare^ 
he went into the masting business, upon the Salmon Falls River, 
in Somersworth and Berwick ; and in passing through Dover, 
renewed bis acquainlance with his future wife. He resided at 
Epping, until about 1771, when he went to Bow, N. II., where he 
resided at the epoch of the Revolution ; and when the pledge wm 
carried around by Ihe selectmen, (as required by the Committee <if 
safety) to see who in Bow were favorable to the Revolution, the fiilh 
volume of the American Archives, shows that he was one of iba 
number. He was a Captain of the Alilitia and was one of the most 
active and efficient officera in obtiuning recruits and furnishing sop- 
plies for the army. He was with Stark at the battle of Benni 
also went with the volunteers to meet Gen. Burgoyne, and i 
the capture with his sons, Ebenezer and Benjamin. The hardship) 
and fatigue of that campaign laid the foundation for a disease of 
which he died the following summer, aged upwards of 50 jean. 

His father was a seaman, and was a man of some property at one 
time, but whieh he lost with the loss of a ship at sea. He was re- 
turning from a voyagi^ to his home at Exeter in a small boat whidi 
he had taken at Portsmouth, and had his son Benjamin with him, 
then only nine years of age. When within a few miles of home, he 
fell out of hia boat and was drowned in Exeler River. After hii 
death, his widow married Jeremy Bean, (supposed to be a coosip (rf 
his) and bod children. His name was Benjamin, and traditiMi makes 
him one of two brolhera who emigrated to Massachusetts not kng 
after the landing of the Pilgrims* one of whom married an Irish pri 
under the following circumstances. She could not pay ber pass*^ 
and so had to be sold. As he wanted a house-keeper, be bought her 

• Beam wm pTxmonnijj^, rorraerly. as Ihongh wriltcn Bom; uid in ftrt « 
ofien find il so wrillcrK/T'hcrc waa u Cipl JiurjA Bmt, ■ pretly promiDcnl and 
imporuint i:harBcier. Hfi6u( PiAi.-a(ai|oii at the close of ihe Indian War renlnrj. 
In acage of lillc Id land!, Bime >Bys, llint "in 1691. he wai wlih Theaitorf 

(AlkinAon, Inle of New Cosllc. N 11^ Esq., uid Atkinson's wifo. and kin. Ette- 
bcth Alcock, or Portsmouth, widow, nnd muij oihera ai ihe home of Jowpk 
Monlton, o[ York, in [he coanLj of Vork, when thcf were taken otplire In* 
1ai]ge namber ot Ind'ans ; Ihxt he was sold to an AmnrcHrasi^D Indian, m 
whom be lived (ill 1609." The ciehl jean of Banc'a Mptivity. was prohtUf 
rforing his tninorilT. Hcvas a(teT«a.r<U machcmplojcdaa on iotcrprcMr. 8n 
Book or thb Imdiaws.BooIl \ii W9. / 

851.] Tlit Oti» Genealogy. 203 

an<I paid for her in staves ; mid he waa to well pIcaM^d wilh her that 
he married her. and had by her children, whose descendants (though 
not embruciog Capt. Bean,) are now very numerous and reepectUible. 
Capt. Benin's moiher, who afterwards married Jeremy Beau, was 
tnueh celebrated in her times for her courage, judgment, ]jeraeverance, 
and piety. She was Mehitable MaJiew, from Cape Cod, and bad by 
her ftr^t husband (Benjamin) seven or eight children, four at two 
births within fifteen months. 

Mrs. Mary Bean* died at her residence in Conway near the 

present house of her grandson. Col. Benjamin Bean, Feb. 6, 1826, 

lacking 10 days of being one hundred years of age. On the next 

I, anniversary of her birlli, all of her descendants had made prepara- 

{» lions to visit her. She could see to thread a needle without glusses 

lo the last day of her life, and retained her memory to the last also. 

It It would have beeu a great relief to the historians of the present day 

K could her historical narrations as given [o admiring neighbors, have 

l>' been committed to paper. But for them, as transmitted to us by her 

grandson, Col. Bean, from his own memory merely, we should never 

have been able to have connected Richard Otis of Dover with bis 

numerous descendants of the present day. Cluldren : 

109) L EBENEZF.R Bean,' b. 5 SepL, 175.'i, m. Catharine, dau. of 

Joseph and Abigiul Kilgore of Level, Me., 1787. He was one of 

. the very first to espouse the cause of Ikis country on llie battle-fields 

I of the Revolution. On the morning of the battle of Bunker Hill, he 

|> went to the hill at the command of Col. Prcscolt, to work upon the 

1^ breast-work, and he was in the redoubt slightly thrown up and com- 

I manded by Gen. Warren, where the enemy aimed their heaviest and 

|li . most fatal guns. He had his gun shot off in his hand, and thirteen 

[balls fired through his clothes, but one of which injured him, and that 
but slightly. In the scarcity of ammunition, he was engaged in 
throwing stones until the enemy entered, and then he waa pursued as 
b« took a circuitous route to his pack which he had slowed away in 
I.- tbe morning ; but, it having been stolen in the time of the engiige- 
ment, he contented himself with carrying from the hill, the overcoat 
. of his captain, which had been abandoned. He wag at the capture of 
Burgo3Tie, and one of a scouting parly that captured fifty-four In- 
diana. He served 18 or twenty months in all, at different times, but 
enlisted for longer periods, and waa honorably discharged at the re- 
quest of his father, that he might assist in taking care of the fam- 
ily in the absence of his father and brother. Soon after the close of 
the war and the death of his father, he removed with his widowed 
mother from Bow to Conway, N. 11., where he died 3 March, 1846, 
•" in the 91st year of his age. His children were, I. Jottph*, b. 4 
I Feb., 1788, m. 3 June, 1819. Sally Enox, and has three sons and 
*- four daughters ; 11. Mehitable, b. 24 July, 1790, living unmarried at 

i Conway; HI. Baunak*, b. 10 Mch., 1793, d. 19 May, 1807; IV. 
Benjamin*, b. G May, 1795, m. Sarali, dau. of Ephraim and Abigail 
Garland, Nov., 1828. Col. Bean resides at Conway, N. H., and has 
children, Ebenezer*, Catharine*. Beiyamin', Eliza Ann", Geo. W*., Ab- 
bey n\ Sarah"; V. Marf, b. 28 Jan., 1798, m. Nathaniel Merrill of 
Gmy, Me., 1844, and d. Dec., 1848; VI. Menezer^, b. 13 Sept., 
1800, d. unm. 1827; VII. ^Wjaif, b. 12 Oct., 1802, m. Sylvanus 
Eastman of Lovell, Me. She d. Uct, 1832, leaving 2 ch., Eben- 
ezei*, and Catharine*; VIII. JfortAa*, b. 17 Hov., 1805, to-^e-i. S. 
, Canithers of Ponland, Me., Oct, 16, 1848. 
3Uf) It BxirjAxix Beau; b. July, 1757, la. Susan Cair aSv« <iie "Bjci- 

204 The Otig Genealogy. [April, 

oliilion, al Bow, N. H., and lived in Piermont, where he died 2 July, 
1835. He had six eotis and nix diiiig)iteni. He eerved through ttic 
whole war of the Revolution. At Hi^iininglon, he wag in the staff, and 
eommaniled a parly who were ordered into the rear of the enemy'i 
breastwork, and there carried il at llie point of the bayonet. 

(111) III. Mart Bean*, b. May, 1759, and d. 23 April, 1849, unmarried. 

(112) IV. Mehitable Bean*, b. 17(;i. and m. Hubbard Colby of EaWo. 
Both ore now deceased. She d. in 1828,sun'iving her husband abaiit 
two ycara. They had ch., I. Pollg\ b. 1792, and is still Hring. sfai- 
gle". II. Abrafian^, h. 26 May, 1785, m. Mary Ann, dau. of the late 
Hon. John March of Eaton, N. H. They have had fire sons and 
three daus. He has oflen represented Eaton in the M. H. L^i^la- 
laturei III. Pheb^, b. 1798, thrown from a eleigh and kiUed, 1824; 
IV. Benjamin^ b. 18110, m. Phebe Foster, of Eaton, N. H^ and iBey 
have three sons and four daughters ; V. Mehilahie', b. 1602, a. 
Ebenezer Burbank of Albany, N. 11^ and they have three sons and 
two daughters ; VI. Olive^, h. 1804, m. Bamet W. Burbank, of F«^ 
field. Me. 

(113) V. Douglas Bean', b. May, 1764. m. Betsey Foster of Peachara, 
Vt, and d. in Conway, 23 Feb., 1800, leaving one dao^ who in. 
Parley Foster, and now lives a widow in Berlin, Vt., near Montpetier. 

Col. Otis Baker*, (41 — VI) was member oi the Frovindal 
House of Representatives at Portsmouth, N. H., 17C8, 1770-2-3. 
and also in 1775, when the Provincial Government was abandoned. 
Dec 21, 1775, he was chosen a Representative to the revolutionarj 
legiHlalure al Exeter, which resolved itself into an independant SuU 
Government, and elected him one of the Judges of the Conit rf 
Common Pleim, which office he had held under the colonial gD*en- 
ment from the oi^nization of Strafford Co., in 1773, and so eontin- 
ued to hold it until he was elected a state senjitor in 1765, ■mioA 
office he held two yeam. He was one of the N. H. ConiiniUee of 
Safely from 177C to 1777, and he fUe<«eded CoL .Tohn* Wenlwcflh* 
of Somersworth (the 4ih in descent from Elder William by hit ma 
Exckiel, and grandson Capt. Benjamin) in command of the oldsecood 
N. II. Regiment-t Tlie family Bible gives his death, Oct. 27tl, 
1801, of bilious fever, aged seventy-five years. 

His first wife was Lydia*, dau. of Deacon Ger?liom' Wentworth rf 
Somersworth (grandson of Elder William by Ezekiel') whooooldiwt 
have lived long al^r the hinh of her child in 1755, as her &tlm^ 
will, dated August 2, 1758. speaks of her ok then deceased, and he 
wills to her only child Samh, land in Ciinlerhury, N. H. 

The Autograph of Col. Otis Baker, 1771. 


* Sm Weniworth GeneBlogy, Oct. No, of GcnealogicAl Regiiter, I8S0. 

t N'oc. 10, ITT3, Rev. Jeremr Bel koap, preached a aonnaii on Uilitaiy DUf. 

from John IHi 3G, before bis txcullcnc; Jolin Wentvorth, LL.D., GotoomM 

hia MaJFBt}'! Province of Nvw Uampsliire, at a reiiew o( the tccood i uaiuiaai d 

fool in laid Province. Tfaii sermon is in the Uass,, Iliatoriral Society LibraiT, uA 

from the pami.lilcl wc exiracl the foMowint- ; "Province of N. H. At a wte tti g 

of the Comm'siioncd ofHccrt of the second regiment of Iho Miliiia of laid P wriaw. 
alDorer, on Wcdncsdny, llvhof Nov.,in2^— VUrd amnmoudy. That Lt Cd. Otia 
Bmker, £«q., wait on the Ecv. Mr. Jeremy Be\Vmv>»^^'^^''™^"™ the thank* of «•* 
officer* for (he sermon preached Vij him w iwA offiiMn N<s«!t4»^,«A w«[»«a\vo*(t 
ibenot for the presa. John Wontwottli, oS SQOwammfti,*:^^- _^^ 

1851. J ' The OtU Genealogy. SOS 

His second wife was Tamsen, widow of John Twombly, and 
daughter of James Cliesley,* bora 1728, and died Nov. G, 1801, 10 
days al\er her husband. She liad (besides Sarah and Hannah who 
d. young) a daughter, T^msen. b. Sept., 18, 1756, by her first mar- 
riage, and who was adopted by Col. Otis Baker, who ni. Joseph Wal- 
dronf, BOD of Bichurd and brother of Colonel John. By his first 
wife be had, 
(1 14) L S&itAH*, fa. 8 June, 1755, m. Ichabod Horne (he was b. 1745, and d. 
16 Sept., 1821,) lived in Dover,and had 22 children, 10 of whom died in 
infancy. She died March, 1825. Of their children, Lffdia', b, 1 1 Jan., 
1773, is stiU living, ra. (22 July, 1807) Capt. William Twwnbly, 

• From m«P08cript notes of first actilers of Dover by Mr. A. H. Quint, we esther 
the fblbwiag: — Philip Cbealey wis of Dover, 1M4, and lived at Oyster Kivcr; 
6nl wife, Elilabclb, second, Joutink. lie had childreu; Thomaie', m. Eliubeth 
Thiaes, sboat 1663, had children, and wns killed by the Indiana, 1697 ; Ptiiip'.b. 
li**,m.Sanh .died aliout IE97. Will doted IS Dee, I69S; Enier', m. John, 

Eiodson of Deacon John Hall, and had children ; Mary', m. Kalph Ujil], son of Dea. 
hn UalL 

Philip Chaiej/' bod Capt. Samu^, whose wife was Elizabeth, and ho wu killed by 
the luiliaiu, 15 Sept. 1707, and hiH widow m. Amos Finkham, and bad PhitijA ; Ebrn- 
na* ; and Jama'. 

JaiKv Chatef. m. Tamsen* Wentworlh, grand -danghler of El.ter William, by Ese- 
kiel*. Ue was killed by the Indians, 15 Sept., ITOT, and hts widow, Tamaen, married 
Mill Bayea of Dover, b. 1686, son of John, who settled in Dover about IGSD. Her 
secotid husband {UayesJ died 3 July, 1759, having had a setMnd wife. She must have 
m. MMD after his death, as her Hrst ehiid (John Hayos) was bom 9 Oct., 1711. Jamef 
ItA bat one child. Jamei*. born 18 May, 1706, and d. 10 Oct., 1777. 

Jaa^ m. Mehicable Waldron, of whose parents is the following tradition : She 
wu ihe daughter of John Waldron, who is spoken of in John Heard's Will, as " my 
HCQtice." When a boy, he was taken away in an unfair* manner, from a sea-pon in 
England, by a sea-faring man of Dover, by the name of Heard, " Master Haard,*^ prob- 
ably, with whom he afterwards lived at Dover as a thoni-boy. Poorly clad and fed, he 
Ucd to drive the cows past the home of a Mrs Home (Probably the widow of Wm. 
killed in 1689, and who hod John, William and Thomas) who lived where Stephen 
Palmer of Dover (who m. a Home) now lives, just opposite the Heard garrison, from 
whom he received many kindnesses, which were continued until he became a man, and 
Hiully her husband. He was a distant relative of old Major Richard Waldron, mas- 
•acred in 168S. The childreu of this John Waldron, (m. to widow Uorne,) wore, 

L Sabad*. 

U. BsiiraET^i both (the former aged 7, and the latter 5,) were killed in this way; 
ihey were turning the calves into a posture near the honso. when nine Indians sud- 
denly appeared, leizod them and cat off their heads, directly before the door, with an 
axe apon a log. and in Ihs si^t of their mother in the house, who dared not give any 
•Urm. They carried off the heads with them, but thoy n-ero found by their father 
Mme weeks afterwards in some bushes, where Ihe Indians had thrown them after tok- 
ini; off their scalps ; and he bariod thorn with their bodies ; 

11' Richjlbd', m. Smith of Durham, and lived where Taylor Page of Dover, 

DOW lives, above Garrison HilL Their children were, 

■d, and had five children] ad., Polly Winn, 
St of Newcastle, bom 3 Dec., 1747, (m. Hon. 

t Jote/A Waldron', m. Tamsen Twambly, dan. oF Capt. John, and bad Mary*, Jan. 
13, 1773. d. young; Moses', July 7, 177*, liveein Rochcslor; Joseph', April 10, 1778, 
m. Betsey, dau. of Wintbrop Watson (son of Co!. Dndloy Wutson, who married 
Cbristin<<, Ihe oldest child of Capt. Thomas and Christine Baker) and had nine chil- 
dren ; James', Aug, S3, 1778. d. 18U, single; Sarah', M'ch 13. 1781, m. Ooo. W. 
Qaimby, and now lives a widow al Dover (oar informant;) Olive', and Samnel*, d. 
yontig; Olive", Sd. April. 1687, m. James Horn, and lives in Rochester; Mehitablo', 
July ». lJ89,m. Henry Quimby and lives in Dover; Mary* ad, b. M'ch U, 1796, m. 
John Plummer, had T children, and d, 183B. 

Joseph Waldron*, bom May 16, 1744, and d. Aprils, laal. His wife was bom Sept. 
18, 17H, d. M'ch 11, isas. lie lived near Oliver S. Home's present farm. 

206 T}ie Oti» Genealogy. [April, 

a Revolutioniiry soldier, who A. Sept,, 1827, — Elisabeth^, A. m. i ; 
Nunc/ and Sn///, twins, b. April, 1777. the first m. James Kimball, 
d. Feb., 1849, Ibe second d. of toils umption, a:. 21 ; Danitl*, h. 
March, 1779, m. Sally Wutson, and had two eona, find d. April, 
18S0, on the form of his father ; Mekitablr^, m. Jonathan Ham, die 
d. 1825, and he m. her sifter Susan; Oti^, 1784, lives nnio. in 
Dover ; Samutl^, Iitcb in Haverhill, Miu^., m. and has 4 daus. 
all m. ; Genhom\ m. Eleanor Home, <1. without issue ; ^ixabtth\ 
m. Aaron' son of Thomas* and grandson of Dudley 'Watson, li*e in 
Dover ; Susan\ b. 1795, lives in Dover, the 2d wile of Joshua Ham ; 
Thoma^, m. the dau. of Joseph Waldron, Junr., both now dead. 
(115) IL There was an Alexandrr Doi;glass*, bap. Jan. 2, 1757, 
(named for his uncle, Alexander Doogloss'J who must have been the 
son of the tirst wife, as the second wife had her first child, Tamsen, 
by Cupt. Twambly, SepL 18, 175G. He d. in infancy. 

By liis Bccond wife he had, 
(US) lU. LroiA*, b. 12 May, 1759, m. Capt Samuel Wallingford, (son 
of Judge Thomas Wallingford, of Somersworth) June 16, 1775, who 
oAerwards served with great distinction as Lt. of the Marines under 
the celebrated John Paul Jones. He aided in the capture Britigh brig 
" George," and was killed on board the ship " Ranger," in her suc- 
cessful engagement with the " Drake,"* on the Biilish coast, April 
24, 1778, leaving an infant son, George Washington Wallingford. 

She was m. a second time, by Kev. Jeremy Belknap, to CuL Asaoi 
Cogswell of Dover, Nov. 20, 1785, son of Nath. Cogswell of Haver 

John Wcmworth', .Ir, of Dovsr, Jaly, 17TI, and who died Jan. 10. 17B7.) ud did 
3(Kh Sept., 1805 ; *lh., Mnry, widow of Rct. Prentiast of Rtuiding, Mau. 

(1) Col. John Waldron' was a' the FroTincial I*(f"l"W™ ■' Porunionth in 17T4. 
and »t ihe Revolutionary conveniion at Esetcr, in IT'S, and a Rep. from Dotw in 
1782, IT83, '85, 86, and 1788, in which year he was eho»en senutor, and hold ihatoan 
ruEBin in 1790, '91, "92, 1803, '4, '5, and '6. He waa chosen BeprCBenUtiTO a^n iP 
1797, '96. 1801, '2, '3, and 1815. He d. Aug. 31, 1827, aged 87, and of hif graml-cba- 
dren i« the Hon. Eiekiel Heard of Dover. 

(2) Hanmih' m. CapL John Hayca of Lehanon, Me-, and had II ch. 
(5) BrUf]^, m. CapC Elisha Shapleigh of Killerj, and had 10 children. 
U) Mary», m. Capt Elijah Clements of Somcreworth, and had a children. 

J5) JatrfJ^, b. 16 May, 1744 (O. S.,) m. Tamaen (h. Sept. 18, 1750,) dan. of Seta 
Twamblr [wlio lived in that part of Dover known as Littlewonh, near where laid 
Kiekar now liTet] whose mother was the accond wife of Col. Otia Baker. The* kid 
10 children, and among them Mr>. Geo. W. Quimhy. now living in Dotst, N. H.,N 
whom we are indebted for many of the facU in this note. 

(6J RuAanP, m. Beucv, dau. of Job Clementi of Dover, which Job waa gnal- 
father to Charlea Clements, now of Dover. They had five children. 

(7) SamaePfm. Gage. No ehildren. 

(8) Jamei*, m. Betiey Pickering and had one child. 

IV. John', hod John', William*, Bphraim', Bridget', and EbencxcH. 

V. Brtsey^ m. KimbnII, lived in Farmingtan, and had children. 

VI. MEHiTAnLB°, m. Jamei Chcslev*, whmc familv is the sahiect of tbii boKi 
They had (1) Tainsin*, m. lit., John twi-nbly, son i^ John, and Sdly.. Cot. Otii 
Baker; (21 Hannah', m. Rev. Avery Hall, a long lime minitler in Rocheiter, H. H., 
and bad two children; (3) Ebonczer*, d. nnddenly unmarried; (4 & 9) Jamaa and 
Otis, both died of conaumption, onmnrricd. HehiCahle, wife of Jamei Chealey'. d. 
SI Ang't, I7TG; and he m., when (|uite 70 vesro of age. jnat lix montha and 6 dajt 
before his death {Oct 10, I7T7,) Lvdia, dan, of laaac Home, when iho waa S3 vean 
of age. A< admininlralrix of his estate ahe made her mark (see Lite of Dr. Beunap 
by hia grand -danghter, page IG3.) 

18S1.] The Otit Genealogy. 207 

hill, Ma&s., who m. Judith Badger, and gmndiion of John, of Ipswich, Mass., 
vtutse falher was William of Ipswich, son of Julin, who emigrated to that 
place from London, in 16<^o, and made freeman, Muh. 3,1635-6. His 
mther Nathaniel, had 19 children, all of whom were haplized in the Con- 
gregational Church of Haverhill, Ms., and of whom, fourteen at least were 
sons, and he gave eight xons to his counlrj during the Revolution, who 
performed in the aggregate, over tliirty- eight years of iervice." They all 
oorvived and were, lion. Thomas, of Gilmanton; Hon. Amoa, of Dover; 
CapU Nathaniel P., of Atkinson ; Moses, of Canlerhury ; Dr. William, of 
Atkinson ; John, of Londaff ; Dr. Joseph, of Tamworth ; and Ebenezer, of 
Wiflcassett ; Amos enlisted in a regiment commanded by Col. Samuel Ger- 
riah, organized '22 June, 1775, and wati Ensign in a company commanded 
hy his brother Thomas, [see Democratic Keview, for April. ] 849, pages 365 
ftnd 366.1 He continned in the service of his country, until the close of the 
War. and June 9, 1783, on the hanks of the Hudson River, he, as Capt., 
with his brother Thomas, as Major, and an unknown relative, by the name 
of Samuel Cc^well, as Lieutenant, assisted in the formation, among the 
Hassachusette troops, of the Society of Cincinnati. He represented Dover 
in the Legislature, in 1807, 8, 9 and 10, 1812, 1814, 1816, and was Sena- 
tor in 1818, 19, and 20. He was Presidential Elector, in 1810. Col. Amos 
Cogswell, was bom at Haverhill, Mass., Oct 2, 1752, and d. at Dover, Jan. 
28, 1826. She died at the honseof her daughter Lydia, (who married Hon. 
Paul Wentworth,' of Sandwich, N. H..) 1 4 Feb., 1828. The N. H., Leg- 
islature, Jan. 17, 1787," Voted,thaX Lydia Wall ingford, alias Cogswell, be 
allowed half pay, as the widow of officera who d. in the land service, pro- 
vided it can be ascertained that C-ongrcss will admit the same as a charge 
against the United Slates." 

By her first husband, Capt, Samuel Wallingford.t she had, 

* See Gen. Reg, Vol. 4, page 291, inU Hisc. of Attinaon, N. H., in Vol. 6, N. H. 
Bi«L Collectioiu. 

t Col. Thonuu WBllingford was u merclmnt at Somersvorlh, anit was among ihe 
wealthiest men in the Froridce of New Hampahire, laec Annnls of Portsmoalhf laid 
to hare been bora at Brndford, Mass., aod to have been a son of John Wallingford, 
of Dover, in I68T, He wb$ the Representative from Dover a greaE manj years, com- 
neaping with IT39. He was oneof the Judges of the Snpcrior Conri, from l"*8, to the 
day of his death, which was whilst on a viail to Portsnioalh, 4 Ang., 1771, ag«l 74 

His first wife wai, prol)abiy, Margaret Clement 
His third wife was EMznbeEh Swett, of York, Me, [wtio baa prerionsly ma 
I>r. Hark Prime, and had Joseph and Olirc) by whom he had only Samuel, "bom 

I»r-S ... 

Wedneidaj, Feb"y ye 4th, 1 755," and Olive, youngest child, wife of John Gushing of 
SoDth Berwick, and who is now living. Ilia widow Eliiahcth, died at Berwick, Dec. 
3, ISIO, JL 93. His eslaU) was divided among thirteen children or their hein, S Dec, 
1779, vii: I. Masa ZJow, ofNew Durham, for his wife; a. TAonuu, oldcat Bon, and whose 
inventory was returned Nov. S. 1792, (whose dan. Abigail, m. Dr. Kitlrcd^, of 

Hover ;) 3. BamvJi, m. Brown ; 4. MaryarrI, m. Goodwin, of Berwick ; 9. 

iZocK m. Silas Nowell ; fl. JUanf, m. William Pearae ; T. CoL John WailworlA*, of 
8onienworl}i, for his third wife (who was Elizabeth, widow of Capt Amos Cole, of 
Dover, having by her first bushand, Mary, 29 Ang., 1756, Ambrose, 27 Jan, ITSB, Eliz- 
■belb, 4 June, 1760. and Amos, 1 April, I7G! ; she m. Col. W, 1 Jane, ITGB, and d. 1! 
Jnly, 1776, k. 4(1, leaving Abrn Wentworth', b. 14 April, 1789, m. 1st, WiUinm Pitt 
Monllon, and 2d. John S. Dnrcll, and d. July, IS4G, wilhont iseae, and Ca^t.. ftamaeV 
Wentworth', b. 21 Sent, 1770, m. the wiJow' of Capt. Samuel (lem«l\,o''Oovtn,\w\i(i 
was Sally .Sremier, ofForianioathJand d. UcL ISSSgWithnoduwoABaUnOTiVflva^-^ 

208 The Otis Genealogy. [April, 

L George W. Waaingford^ b. 19 Feb., 1776. Grad. U. C. 1795, a Law- 
yer at Keimebunk, Me^ d. 20 Jan., 1824, m. 1st, Abigail Chadboume of 
Berwick, Me,, daughter of Jonathan Chadbourne who married Elizabeth, 
daughler of Judge Ichabod and Abigail* Wentworth RolUnga) and Lad 
Eliwibeth' m. Dr. Saniucl Dow, of Dover, both d. childless ; 2d, Mary 
Fiaher, of Kennebunk, and had Lucretia", m. FmnciB M. Sabine, of Ban- 
gor; George W'., now of Kennebunk ; Olive'; Sophia*; Helen*. 

By her second husband, Col. Amos Cogswell, she had, 

II. Sophia,* b. 20 July, 1786, m. 28 OcU, 1804, Jacob M. Currier, of 
Dover, 2d wife. He was b. 15 March, 1771, m. 1st, Sally ChaAe, 13 
Sept., 1796. (She was b. 24 Sept., 1773, d. 30 Nov., 1803, leaving John, 
b. 11 July, 1798, m. Nancy Pierce, 23 June, 1828, resides Dover ; Thomas 
b. 28 May, 1801, and lives single at Conway, N. H.,) and 2d, lie m. Sopliia 
Cogswell' as above, and d. 30 March, 1837. She d. 18 Sept., 1817, leav- 
ing Ei-'sabelh', b, 7 Oct, 1805, m. Joseph G. Moody, (then of Augusta, 
now of Boston,) Nov. 1826, and d. 15 July, 1833, leaving one daughter*; 
&pAw*, b. 10 April, 1807, and d. in Dover, unm., 19 Oct., 1835 j StvaJt 
Cha»»\ b. 18 Nov., 1808, m. 8 May, 1832, Joseph B. Upham, of Ports- 
mouth, son of Hon. Natlmniel Upham, of Rochester, haid one eon, [see 
G«n. Reg. of 1847, pages 43, and 365 ;] Jacob Francu\ b. 2 Oct., 1810. 
d. 6 Feb., 1811 ; //amrt ^mnniia*, b. 30 Nov., 1811, m. John Morris, of 
New York, 27 Dec, 1836, and d. at Woltborough, N. H., 9 Oct., 1844. 
leaving two dau's. at that place ; Jacob M? b. 1 1 Feb., 1814, m. in 1844, 
Emily Johnson, and d. in Florida, 20 Oct., 1847, leaving one aon ; Jfory 
Frances\ h. 14 June, 1815, d. 14 June, 1822. 

III. Elizabeth, b. 8 June, 1788, and d. 18 Nov., 1804. 

IV. Franeif, b. 16 April, 1790, m. Eliiabelh Smith (b. 20 May, 1794) 
widow of John Tibbelts, of Dover, and now lives at Boscawen. They had 
Sophia', m. S. W. Brown, now of Hebron, Ills., Amos', an Attorney at 
Law, Hebron, George W*., of Hebron, Lydia B'., b. 7 March, 1832, 
Annette F*., 5 June, 1834, Joseph S'., 29 Oct., 1836. 

V. Abigail, b. 29 Oct., 1791, ra. DocL Burleigh Smart, of Kennebunk, 
and there d. 21 June, 1827, leaving Washington Irving', and Martha*, both 

VI. Lydia'; b. 30 May, 1793, m. Hon. Paul Wen I worth', then of Sand- 
wich, now of Concord, N. H., 30 March, 1814. He was the yoange«t of 
seven children, for many years a member of the N. II. Legislature, from 
Sandwich, N. H. His father, Hon. John Wenlworlh', jr., was a distin- 
guished lawyer of Dover, II. C, 1768 ; member of Congress, 1778, and a 
leading man of his State and limes. Paul and Lydia Wentworth have 

8. Ban of AbigaO, m. Edward Sanden | 9. Oiict, m, John Cnshini; of Soatli Benrici. 
who now lives wiUi hor dau(;bu:r who mtuTicd H. H. Hohbs, Esq. ; to. LfJia, m. 
Samuel Lord, drowned Mav 17. ITT3, aced 38: and afterwarda John CcMlello, i 
dancing muter, who hung tnmsvir. II, Heirs of lamvd, m. Lidiit Baki'r*. dan. tf Col 
Otis Baker*- la. i' Mary Wentworth*. \3. Htin of Mark. Ofthe binhi of 
tha above. th« rccorda girc only the fallowing, and tbej irt eiven u of th« wife Margm- 
ret : we hava onlj Hannah, b. 5 M>7.17£0iJnditb, 25 Mardi, 1732 i Ebeneicr, aijatr, 
1724; Abigail, 30 Sept., 1736. Ebeneier Waltingford.(lS} of Somvriiwonh. m.ia May, 
1749. Marj Wentworth*, b. at Soineraworth, 39 Jalv, 1729, abont fi weeks afier her 
failier, Capt. Bcnjamiii*, (m. Elizabeth Leightoa, ti Kitlerv) son of EicUel'', iiti. 
Ebeneier. d. Maj, 1T7S, sad his widow d. 10 Dec. ISIS, and her mother, (the widow 
of Capt. Beni. Wentworth',) d. at her boase, the last week in Oit.. I T19. Their chO- 
dren were Tbomu. b. 17 SepL. 1755. and d. lingle. 17 Scpl,, 17T1, childleas. and 
Amoi, known )n his days as "Master Wallingbrd," b. 6 March. 1763. and d. 10 Jaa, 
1897. n.Phcbe Brewster, as Not, 17SS, who d. 30 Oct., 1837. The childtim of Amo* 
sail PJicbe,are Polly, b. 20 Sept. 1786; Betsey, 9 Oct. 1789. m. KaihanicI G.PUe, 
Towa Clerk of Rolliasfonl. and pranilsoTiot ^■v.JaTMi.ofSomersworlli, and who tart 
Jobm (}q JCZ>.,£ndaatCof Bowdoua, iuiqi,acQ\a\iia\n&^xtM$Vn\«iii^UanhiL 

iei.] The OtU Genealogy. 209 

had nine children, six yet living, one of whom is the Hon. John 
Wetitwortli, M. C, from Chicago. Ills., Dart. Coll. 1836, and m. 
Marie, dau. of Riley Loomis, of Troy, N. Y., 13 Nov., ISJi, and 
another. Col. Joseph Weiilworth. of Sandwich, N. H., present Sheriff 
of Carroll Co., and m. Sarali Piiyson. daughter of Moses Jones, of 
Brookline, Mass., May 7, 184.5, (See Wentworth Gen. Vol. iv. Reg.) 
117) IV. Ebenezeh Bakkk*, {son of Col. Otis B.,) b. 22 Dec, 1760, 
m. Mwy Conner, (boni 4 Nov., 1 7li9) dau. of John C. She is now liv- 
ing with lier son, Samuel Wallingford Baker', in N. Y. city, in the 
8'2d year of her age, the only survivor of the fourth generation of thia 
Baker family. He d. at Dover, on the old Homestead, 2d June, 1834. 
Their children were, 

L iftAitaile^, h. 7 April, 1793, ra. 4 Jan., 181G, Asa Rwaxej, of 
Dover. She d. 25 Sept. 1835. He was b. 9 Feb'y, 1794, d. 31 
Aug., 1825. They had Mary B°.,b. 9 July, 1816, d. 1818; Edward 
R'., b. 7 Aug., 1816, m. Charlotte Betts, a. in Troy, N. Y. ; George', 
b. 10 Feb'y, 1820, m. Julia Bushnell ; .lames G'., 26 Oct. 1822, m. 
Sophia Blake ; Mary", b. 1823. d. 1824. 

II. Siarnny/on', b. 28 Feb'y 1795, m. Mary Ann Varney. 12 Dec, 
1821. She was b. 30 Nov. 1799, and d. 29 June, 1846. Ho is one 
of the selectmen at Dover, N, 11., and has Samuel W., b. 9 May, 
1H23 ; Mftry». b. 18 Aug., 1820 ; John C^"., b. 5 Nov., 1828 ; Asa", b. 
21 April, 1831; Mehitable', b. 20 Meh, 1833; George E°., b. 22 
Oct.. 1837 ; Ebenezer*, b. 17 May, 1841. 

III. J/aV, b. 10 Aug.. 1798, d. young. 

IV. Scanuel WMngfordK b. 17 March, 1800, m. Desdemona 
Cushman, of Montpclier, Vt, and rej<idea in N. Y., a merchant. 
Capt, Baker and his wife have had children, William Spoffard', b. 22 
Dec, 1823, m. Mary Thomjison, of N. Y. ; Sharrington', d. yoimg ; 
Sharrington". 2d, b. 22 June, 1831. V. T^omiti', d. young. 

US) V. John Baker*, (son of Col. Olid Baker.) bom 12 Dec, 1762, m. 
the widow of his brother Otis* ; both d. in Rochester, N. H., and left 
Sophia*, m. Allen. 

H9) VI. Mehitable BAKER'.b. 21 April,1765,m. Capt. Wm.Twomb- 
ly. a Revoluiionary soldier ; they had James', William*, Charles*, 
Thomas*, Christine*. Aller her death he m. 22 July, 1807, Lydia 
Horned, (b. 11 Jan., 1773) dau. of Icliabod, who m. Sarah', dau. of 
Col. Olis BakeH. She still lives a widow in Dover. He d. Sept., 1827. 

tSO) VIL Otis Baker*, b. 3 Aug., 1766. m. Loia Twambly. He d. at 
Rochester, and she afterwards m. his oldest brother John*. They had 
Lydia*, m. Timothy Hanson, of Rochester ; Tamson', m. Wra. Heard, 

of Rochester, both decca-ned ; John', m. his cousin, Twambly, of 

R., and has a family of children. 

181) VIH. James Coeslet Baker', b. 15 April, 1768, m. Sally, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Marv (Libbey) Home. He d. 7 June, 1810, 
and she died about 1835. They had Mary', b. 26 May, 1797, m. John 
H Wheeler, of Dover, who was b. 29 Aug., 1800. and is a druggist, 
aa his father, John, was before him, and llieir children are John B'., 
Sarah E*., James Henry". Their only son and only other child was 
Thomas* b. 30 July, 1801, d. Oct., 1802. 

laS) IX. Thomas Baker', b. 21 Jan'y, 1770. grad. H. C, 1795, studied 
medicine, but never practiced on account of ill health. He died unm. 

I 20 April, 1803. 

JoSHFA Otis*, (40 — J.) m. Jane Husscy, of Dover, &>jQ"aV\T^, 

. aad ia 17a£, removed (o thai part of Baimigtoii,'S. H.., ^o"« cafisA. 

210 The Otis Genealogy. [April, 

Strafford, where he pnrehnacd land, 1 May, 1752, of William King- 
man, " adjoiniog Roeliesler, and of land ihai James Sbut« settled aod 
liveaon," lie signed the pledge to support the Revolution, 1776,* 
OS did most of liis brothers and sons, many of them serving the cause 
in active serviee. He d. 1810, and his wife d. 1790, both at B. 

(123) I. NicuoLAs', (V.) b. 29 Mareh, 1746, m. Esther Beny, of Bar- 
rington, dau. of Nathaniel Beny. 

(124) n. MicAJAH', (244) b. 21 May, 1747, m. Sarah, dau. of Joshua 
Foss, of Harrington, (formerly of Rye) 1769. 

(125) HL Elijah', (250) b. 10 June, 1749, m. Dorothy Locke, 19 July, 
1771, she was the dnu. of Jethro Locke, of Rochester. 

(126) IV. Mary*, m. Elder Winthrop Young, removed to Canterbury 
he d. 8 Jan., 1833, she d. 11 April, 1849, J£. 98, ojidlhey had Bm- 
jamiV, b. 1779, m. and settled in Vi., Otis', b. 1781, Jonathan', b. 

1785, Winthrop', b. 1783, Deborah". 1777, m. Johii Bean, of Gil- 
manton, N. H., now a widow, Elizabeth', b. 1787, Mary', b. 1789, m. 
Elder Samuel Hil! ; Hannah', b. 1791 \ Merey', b. 1793. 

(127) V. SA.KAH',b. 18 May, 1751, m. John B. Parshley. s. in BarnMead, 
had a large family. He d. 3 April, 1829, M 82 ; she d. 6 July. 1825. 

(128) VL Stephen*, (264) b. 24June,1761,m.Hannah,dau.ofSolomoo 
Emerson, of Madbury, 30 Nov., 1786, s. at Barrington. 

(129) Vn. Padl*, b. 4 Man;h, 1755, ra. Elizabeth Parshley. " The his- 
tory of his services in (he Revolutionary War, as he gave it to me 
was as follows : He enlisted under CapL Ballard, at Amesbary, Ma^ 
the neit week after Ihe battle of Bunker Hill, for eight months. In 
1777, he enlisted for three years under Capt. Drew, went to Ticon- 
deroga, and then to Fort Ann, and was with the army in their relreal 
before Burgoyne to the Mohawk ; was in the battle at Fort George, 
at Bemis Heights, and one in the " Genesee country," with the In- 
diana. He was under Col. Hale, until the retreat Irora Ticonderogi 
Then under CoL George Reid, by whom he was led into the buttle of 
Monmouth. When in the Genesee country, he said that Capl. Cher- 
ry and he stood behind a white oak tree ; he loaded bi« gon anil put 
out his head to see and there cume a ball between his head and the 
tree, tearing off the bark of the tree. This was the neareU that any 
ball came to him. This is surprising considering the number of bat- 
tles he was engaged in, some thirteen in all. At the time of tlie retreat 
he went with a scouting party and found a small body of British hid 
in a cornfield. They crawled on their hanils and knees and got jun 
apon them ; one clubbed his gun and surrendered and the rest ran. 
Mr. Otis said he discovered them first and resolved 'to have hie man 
and got him.' He s. in Gilmanton, 1812, obtained a pension 1818, 
and d. at the house of his son-in-law, E. F. Gilman, at Gilmantoa. 
17 July, 1848, JR 93 and 4 mo. His wife at ibe time of her death, 
(8 Nov., 1837,vE 84,) often children, had sis living, forty-six grand- 
children and fifteen great grand children. Tlieir children were, 1. 
Sarah', b. 1781, ra. Jeremiah Kenniston, of Northwood, and had Gil- 
man', Samuel', Mark', Betsey', Elsey', Sarah'. Mary', and 2 others d. 
young. II, Phebt* b. 1783, m. Peter BlaisdelL of Pittsfield. la 
Samuel^, h. 33 Jan., 1785, m. Jane Allen, of Gilmanton, where he d- 
16Aug.,1816; his widow is now living; children, Charlotte', K 9. 
Dec, 1806, Serena G'., 31 Doc, 1808, m. Samuel S. Dow, Nashua, 

• Vot Vt American Aidi"(o»,pa\iWk«A.\j^otS»tol^.wHjaa. 

WRL] The Otis Genealogy. 211 

1 cli., Nancy S'., 24 Nov., 1810, m. Ira H. Pennock, 1 dau., Samuel 
S'., 28 Jan^ 1813, d. joung. Mnry S^, 28 Oct, 1816, Sarah A'.. 24 

' Dec, 1818, m. Wm. Henry Gilman, 2 ch. IV. Olive\ b. 1786, 
m. Joseph Bunker, of Bamslea*!, 9 cb., and she d. 1830, V. Paul^, 
b. 1787, unmarried, went to Canadfl. VI. Bonier, b. 1788, m. Ly- 
dia Allen, went inlo ihe army lal2 and d. at Burlington, Vt^ and bad 
ch. b. at Barrington, Mary'. Lo^i»a^ m. Augusta Durant, of Boston. 
John'. VII. Betie^, b, 1790, m. Eliphalet F. Gilman. of G., she 
d. 2G Nov., 1831, and left Mary Dane', m. John L. Coffin, of Con- 
cord, and had 2 ch., Fanny Lareom', ni. John S. Osburn, of London* 
N. H., 1 ch. VIIL Su*a,t\ b. 1 Mar., 1702, m. Benjaman Pearl, 
of Porterfield, Me., 7 ch. IX. Hannah*, b. 4 June, 1794, unm., at 
G. X. Jfihn\ m. Phebe Lougee, Gilnianton, and has one son 
OrrinV [Ms. letter of Daniel Lancaster, author of History of Gil- 
manton, 8 vo., 300 pp.] 

L30) VIIL Joshua ',(275) b. 30 March, 1764, m. Lydia Meader, 15 March 
1787, ands. in Peacham, Vt., she is now living at Parishville, N. Y. 

ISl) IX. Jake*, m. Moses Meader. Jr., of Durham, 9 July, 1777, re- 
moved to Alton, and are now both dead. 

*2) X. Hebecca*, m. Wilkinson, of Allon, where they both d.' 

Stepoes Otis\ (50 — 11.) iveni from Dover and settled in Bar- 
rington with hia brother Joshua, where he m. Molly Elwell. He d. 

: 13 March, 1817. a; 80, and she d. 13 Aug., 1818. Children, 

iSS) I. Johns, b. 1 6 March, 1759. m. Hannah Pecker, at B. He was 
an ensign, was in the Revolutionary war, received a Pension, re- 
moved to Swanton, Vl, and there died. He had Stephtn', s. in VL ; 

I Jolai\ m. Mrs. Hayes, both d. in Barrington ; Jothaa', settled in Vt.; 
Meref, m. John Hill, of Strafford ; Mary*, to. David Hill, 4 July, 
1802. both deceased ; Siuannah', m. James Howard ; Seheccir ; 
Hannah^, m. Moses Hayes, 16 June. 1814. 

134) II. Hezekiau', b. 2 May, 1705, m. Abigail Pearl, of Barrington, 
and removed to Fairfield, Somerset Co., Me., where he now lives. 
He has had Bepjamin*, b, 1784 m. Rose Hussey, 1809. lives in Gar- 
land, Me., and has had Benjamin', Reuben H.', George W.'. m. Bachel 
R^^rs. Joel W., m. Frances Kooler, s. in Levant, Me., Benjamin 1", 
and 6 daus., all m. and have ch. ; T/wmat*, l>. 1 788. m. Weallliy Trask, 
by whom he had, in Kingtield, Me.. Benjamin T, b. 1810, Hiram', 
b. 1814, s. at Freeman, Me., Thomas I".; Isaac B', and two daughters; 
William*, b. 1798, m Mary Varney. T822, and Uvea at Stetson, Me., 
with 14 children. — of whom Benjamin', b. 1823, William', b. 1824, 
Elihu', b. 1829. George A'., Pearl'. Solomon', and daus. Chrislind', 
and 6 others ; John*, (a twin of William) m. Mary Stephens. 1821, 
settled at Fwrlield, Me., where were bom to them John P'., 1825; 
Benjamin F', Thomas 1"., William', Hezekiah', and 4 daughters ; 
Abr.-:ham If*, b. 1800, m. Lydia Husney, 1824. s. in Fairfield, Me., 
and has Hezekiah'. Eben H*., Walden'.Ivery', Abraham', and Olive'' ; 
Hexrkial,*, b. 1807. m. Lvdia Je»ell. 1825, lives at Athens, Me-.and 
William', Sewell'. Henry'. John', and fidaughters; Stephen', h. 1808, 
m. l»al.el Huff, 1832, s. in Norridgewwk. Me., and has Olive', Pearl', 
Jo9ial>', Stephen S'.and 4 daus. ; /lach^P'. m. .Samuel Berry, of Strafford, 
N. H. ; Abigail^, m. Daniel Canney, of Farminglon ; Mary*. Bliia*. 

1*5) in. Thomas', h. 2 .lune. 17ii7. m. Deborah Meader, lived in Wis- 
cjuwelf, and d. in Baih, Me., Ir25, leaving Richard*, and 2 diiu. 

US The Otis Genealogy. [ April, 

(136) rV. El WELL*, b. 12 April, ]773, m. Sally Evana, 1798. now Kt- 
ing at Roclieater, N. Y.,) e. in Wulerville. Me., and was killed by ibe 
fall ol'a tree in 1811. He had Bon,", Ira*, who d. of Cholera in N. Y, 
1832 ; William', and Stephen', both of whom reside at RocbeiWr, 
N. Y. ; and four daughlera, who married, and have families. 

(197) V. Benjamin', b. 17 March, 178l>, m. Ljdia HoBsom, W Walei^ 
ville, Me., and d. in the war of 1812, leaving no children. 

(138) VI. Sarah', m. Jonathan Scmlon, 20 July, 1788, both now dec'd. 

(139) Vll. Content*, m. Joseph Holmea, 10 Dec, 1784, and haa cliiL 

(140) VIII. Hannau*, m. Isaac Willey, both dec'd, leaving children. 

(141) IX. Rebecca*, m. Samuel Gray, and both d. in Farmington, N.H. 

Stephen Varney', (57 — III.) m. Mercy, dau. of Tobias Uaasoo, 
by his second wife, Ann Lord. She was b. 1699-6-4, and died 
1790,11-4. Hed. 1771,-3-21. Children, 
(U2) I. Stepben', b. 1723,-7-13, m. DeUveraiice, dau. of Nathaniel and 
Abigail (Giles) Lamos, (he d. 1787,-3-30) and had ^unnuA*, b. 
1752; &fphen\noi; Mercy*, 17DG, m. Jonathan Jenkins; Jo^hui^, 
1756; Elizabeth*, 1761, ni. Jabez Jenkins i Ephraim', 1763; Ed- 
nice*, I7G'5, m. Jamed Roberts ; Abigiail', 1768, m. John Jenkins, Jr.; 
Sarah', 1771, m. Mosea Hanson, Jr. ; Nathaniel", 1776 ; Deliverauce', 
1778, m. John Meader. 

(143) U. Natbaniei.*, b. 1725-3-31, m. Abigail, dau. of Thomas ana 
Mary (Bracket) Tuttle. He d. 1808, and she d. 1793. Children b. 
in Dover, Nathan', 1764, d. 1780 ; Judith', 1766, m. Cyrus Beede ; 
Hope', 1768, m. Ebcnexer Jenkins; Reuben', 1771, m. ElJEabeth 
Jenkins ; Kezia', 1774 ; Abigair, 1780, m. Jesse Kimball. 

(144) III. DANiEL'.b. 1726-11-28, m. Martha, dau. of James uid Sa- 
rah (Leylon) Clark. He d. 1802, and she d. 1819; chikircn ^ 
Dover, Daniel', 1 766, m. Susanna Hanson ; James' ; Sarah' ; DeliT- 
crance' ; Aaron'; Mercy'. 

(145) IV. Aakon', b, 1728-6-15. d. unm. 

(146) V. Mebcy«, b. 1730-3-15. m. Jonathan Dame, and d. 1810. 

(147) VI. Judith*, b. 1731-11-14, ra. Enoch Hoag, 1757, and d. 1816. 
He d. 1817,-4-26, children at Dover, (some of their descendants an 
believed to he the Hoogs of Sandwich, N. H.,) Mary*, m. Iswih 
Gould; Enoch', m. Keziah Lamos; Stephen', m. Martha Beede; 
Mercy', ra. Ebenezer Pinkham ; Harriet*, Ann', John*, Moe«a*, 
Lydia', Joshua*, John*. 

(148) VII. Mo3Ea',h. 1734-9-10, m. Mary Este^ 1701, dau. of Stephen 
and Mary (Robinson) Estes. Children, .Samuel", 1762, d. 1782; 
Richard". 1763, m. Mary Beedc ; Ruth", m. Jiunea Wiggins ; Joshua*, 
1767 ; Anne*, 1769 ; Joseph", 1771, m. Hannah Bassetl ; Mary, Ja- 
dilh', Sarah', m. Paul Varney. 

(149) VIIL J0MHtiA».b. 1737-2-7, m. Anna Roberts. 1768. dau. of Mo*e« 
and Elizabeth (Wbitchoupe) Roberts. He d. 1823, children M Dover, 
Moses', 1770. d. 1788 ; Mary', 1772, m James Lajnos ; Christophci*, 
1774; Jedediah', 1776; It^aiah", 1778; Huldah", 1780; Jesse", 
1782 ; Ezra', 1786; Hannah', 1787. Moses*, 1790; Eliza'. 

(150) IX. Tobias', b. 1738-8-10. m. Eunice Cartland, and had Pelatiatf, 
1773, Jonathan*. 1775, Tobias', Lydia', diaries', m. Hannah Dame, 
Jonathan' ; Lydia', m. Otis Meader. 

(151) X. Joseph*, b. 1740-8-7, m. Balhsheba, dau. of Thomas and 
Mary (Bratkett) Tuiile (h. 1741, d. 1821) he d. 1780, and had Leri», 
177^; Tabitha'. Enoch'. 

AsiOAlL Yahkev*. (58— TV^i m. ■WVffiMn, waa ol^WiWm. tai 

851.] The Otis ameahgy. 2iy 

Hannah Frye, 1724, he was born 169i, she d. 176C, children born at 

Kitlery, Me,, 
152) I. Marv', b. 1725-5-25, d. 1730-9-16. 
;153) IL Martha*, b. 1726-9-5, m. 1751, Muzzey Gould, removed to 

Saletn, d. 1765, and had EHhu*; Isaiah", m. Mury lloag; Stephen', 

154) III. Ebenezer* h. 1728. d. 1728. 

155) IV. Hannah', b. 1729-10-6, m.l751,ElijahJenkins,d.]754-3-4. 
■156) V. John*, b. 1731, '2-11-12. d. at Salem, 1765, unmarried. 
;157) VI. Ebenezeb', b. 1734-6-30, m. (1.) 1700, Mary, dau. of Joshua 

and Eliz'h (E§tes) Buflum. Shij d. 17C4, leaviug two ch. He m. 
(2.) Mary Hussey. 

(158) Vn. Mary*, b. 1737-8. 

(159) VIH ABiGArL',b.l74I-l-2G,m. at Kittery, Joseph Meader, 1767. 

Ebenezek Varney*, (60— VI) m. 1729-30, Elizabeth, dau. of 
John and Elizabetli IIan^:!on. She was dau. of Eliz. HanGOn, the 
account of whose captivity is in Belknap's History,* b. 1710, d. 1759, 

(160) I. Abigail', ra. James Ilanaon, 1756-11-24. 

(161) n. Jedediah', b. 1732, m, Mary Hanson, d. 1799. 

(162) lU. Ebenezer*, ni. Mary Ilusaoy, d. 1802, and had ch. b. in Ro- 
chester, Caleb', 1756, m. Hulduh Hussey, Benjamin', 1759; Eben- 
ezer"; Elizabeth'. 

(163) IV. Thomas', m. Sarah, dau. of Samuel and Mary Vamey. She 
d. 1772, and had Jeremiali', b. 1706, d. 1809, Mary', m. Hanson 

(164) V. Nicholas', b. in Falmouth, Me., 1764. 

(165) VI. Susannah*, b. 1744-5-20, m. Benj. Austin, Jr., 1759, a. at 

(166) VII. John*, m. 1782, Miriam, dau. of Thomas and Hannah (Saw- 
yer) Hanson. He d. 1790, and she d. 1815, 2 children. 

(167) VIII. HANao!**, m. Ehzabeth, dau. of Elijah and Mehitable (Wey- 
mouth) Jenkins, ch. at Dover, Ebene/er*, 1779, Mehitable', Mary', 
Elijah', Sarah*. 

(168) IX. Isaac', b. 1752, m. Lydia Rogers, 1781. He d. 1826, and 
had at Dover, William", Aaron'. Mehiiable", Timothy*, Mary'. 

(1G9) X. HAXNAH'jb. 1754, d. 

Nathaniel Varneit*, (51 — VH) who m. Cuatent Gaskill at 
Salem, 1727. She d. 1776-6-9, children, 

(170) L Patience*, b. 1728-3-15, m. Rogers, s. at Hampton. 

(171) IL Lydia', b. 1729-12-20, m. Isaac Rogers, 1731-6-28, and had 
Paul', Levi', Ilannoh'', Nathaniel', ThoQuu', Sarah', Lydia", Mar- 

(172) in. Otis', d. young. 

(173) IV. HEZEKiAH',b. 1733-10-28, m. Hannah Rogers, 1757, and had 
ch. b. in Berwick, Me., Jonathan", 1759, m. Dorcas Allen, Isaac', Sam- 
uel', Abel', Lydia', Nath'l', Hannah*, Hezekiah', Aaron', Sarah', Pa- 
tience', Aaron*. 

(174) V. David*; d. . VI. (175) Margaret*. 

(170) VIL Nathaniel', m. Mary Southwick, at Salem, 1761, 

• The principal fttcti, on1j, are given hy Dr. Belknap, A full and anthentie 
namUTC of her caplivilj w^s printed in Dan vera, in I7B0, and tras reprinted at 
Sorer, in 1821, and again reprinted at "Boston, Anliqnarian Iwok sloro, S6 
Comhill, 1839." Thislast edition was atcrcotyped, and with ftU,\o xlivtt^ ol-Vti 
aimilar tuurativei was pablithed in a duodecctoo volume oE 360 (ogeti ea\\i\«&. 


214 The Otit Genealogy. [April, 

(177) vm. Otis"; (178) IX. Silab*; m. ; (179) X. Datid*. 

(180) XI. Bethia', m. (1) Daniel HuBsey, who d. 17S5, 8 uh. b. in Som- 
ereworth. (2tlly) Jiicob Tubor at Vaasalboro", Ue. 

Thomas Vauney*, (62— VUI) by his wife Dorothy Martin, had, 

(181) I. Elizabeth' b. 1729-30. (182) U. Zaccoels', b. 1731. 4 
(183) III. EzEKiEL*, b. 1733,(1. young. (184) IV. Thomas*, b. 173S, 

d. young. 

(185) V. Ezekiel', b. 1736-9-2C, m. Susanna Hanson, 1761. 

(186) \'T. Zaccheus', b. 1738,d. uum. 

(187) VII. Mart*, b. 1740. 

(188) VIII. Martha', b. 1742-3-11-16, m., 1762, Elizabeth Hanson. 

(189) IX. Thomas', b. 1744, '5-12-3, m. Iluldah Hanwrn, 1769, anJ 
hiul Oliver', b. 1770, Nieholaii°, Sarah', James*, SilaE", Suinuel', Abi- 
gail*, Isaac*. 

(190) X. Sarahs, b. ]740. 

(191) XL IIulrah", in. Benjamin "Winslow of Fulmouth. 

Judith Varney*, (G3 — IX) m. Tobias Hanson, 1726 (b. 1702) 
and liad, 

(192) I. Anne', m. 1763, Joseph Canland, and bad, b. at Lee, Snnli'. 
Tobias", 1766, Uannah*, Jonatban*, 1769, m. Elizabeth Atuliii, 
Lydia*, John', 

(193) II. Mary", Jedediah Vamey, he d. 1799, she d. 1798. 

(194) IIL Elizabeth', m. Kuben Tnllle, 1762, and d. at Falmouth. 
(ig.-)) IV. Aaron*, m. Abigail Caldwell, 1772, d. 1825, no ch. 

(196) V. PATiEsCEt, b. 1743, m. Benjamin Meader, (b. 1736, d. 1827,) 
she d. 1825, nnd bad Ilannuli*, 1763, m. David Koberta ; Uary*, I76i. 
m. Paul Bunker, a blacksmith, removed to Sandwich, N. H., when 
both d., leaving Huldah' and Patience'; Tobias', 1767, Hic^jafa*, 
Hanson*, Judith*, Blephen', m. Sai-ah Whitehouse, Epbrum*, 1703^ 
removed to Sandwicli. 

(197) VI. Moses*, b. 1744-12-3, m. Maty Hanson. 

(198) Vn. Mercy*, m. Benjamin Connor. 

Samcel Vabney*, ('(4 — X.) m., 173G, Mary, dan. of Josepb and 
Abigail (Robinson) Vamey, which Joseph was son of Peter, and p> 
son of Humphrey V. He d. 1759, and she d. 1763, chUdren, 

(199) I. Solomon*, b. 1737, m. Lydw, dan. of Mosch and Pbebe {T«fr. 
tie) Vamey, 1760, no children. 

(200) H. Sarah*, b. 1739. m. Thomas Vwney*, (163) 2 ch. 

(201) III. Timothy*, b. 1742, m, Abigail Hussey, and bad Hannah*, 
1765, Samuel', Hulduli* Mercy', Timotlij-', Abigail*. 

(202) IV. Samuel*, b. 1743,4 17G7. 

(203) V. Simeon*, b. 1745. d. 17C1. 

(204) VI. Amos*, b. 1748, m. Mary Dame. 1772. and had M Dover, 
Miles', 1775, Feslus*. Achsah* Othniel', Rlio-la', m. Levi Hayes 
Molly', Amaea*, m. Comfort Hill, George', m. Boaey Varney. 

(205) VII. Sbcbael', b. 1751-9-1, m. Sarah Cloulnan. 1779. cb. at 

Dover, Solomon*, 1760, Elius', John', Mary*, Nathan*, Uercj*. 


(206) VIH. MART«,b. n-IS. d. 1775. 

(207) IX. Joseph*, b. 1757-11-16, ni. Sarah, dau. of the late Hoo- 
Daniel Beede,' who was b. at Kingston, N. H., 21 July, 1729. 

• He morcd to Snnilwich, N. H., 176T, imong iu lint letllcn, which town vu 

not incorponiied nntil 95 Oct.. ITfiS. He tint lettJed upon the rami nun; jnii 

occupied by I'anl WcntwdTtVi.'&Mi., o( CootoKl, (and built ihe pieieat boox) 

'■ aadnowby his floD.Col.JoKV^^*^^'"™^^^^^'''''^^^^'*'^^- H«U*«d,d. 

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They both died at Sanilwieh. Children, b. at Dover, Eli', b. 1786, 
in. Chsrlotte Vamey, Nouh*, who now lives upon the old homesl^ad 
inherited by his mother from her father, adjoining the tarm owned bj 
Piiul Wentworlh ; Noah", Cyrus*. Simeon', Dttniel*, Beede'. 

Martba ViRMEr*. (65 — XI) m., 1734, John, eon of John and 
grandson of Ralph Twombly, b. 1712, ch. 

(208) I. Asjue', b. 1740-3-10, m. Zaccheu* Purinton ; she d. 1799, 
and hud at Dover, Mioajah*, b. 1761, m. Mnrv Austin, Sarah*. 1763, 
m. Saml. Varney, Daniel", 1765, Jolia*, 17'«7, m. Phebe Beede, 
James', 1769, Lydia', Zaccheus', Anna', Peace'. This John Purin- 
ton*, m. Phebe, d. of Hon. Daaiel Beede ; moved to Sandwich, N. 
H.; was a halter there, and died April 24, 1813, and was buried in 
the Wentworth farm burying ground. Helmd twoehildn'n, a daugh- 
ter', married a General Slonlgompry, of Haverliill, N. H., and is now 
s widow there ; and John Twarably', died at Siindwieh, N. 11., where 
be was a hatter, ,Tuly 17th, 1825, aged 29 years, leaving a widow who 
afWr wards married Augustine Blanchard, of Sandwich, but no child- 
ren. He waa buried by tiie side of his father. Flis niollier. wife of 
John*, went to Haverhill to live with her daughter'' where she married 
a Dr. Coone, who was also a Methodist preacher. John* built the 
bouse now owned by Dr. James Norris, and situated but a few rods 
from the Wentworlh House built by his father-in-law Judge Beede, 

Paul Varxet*, (fifi— XH) m., 1742. at Smillifield, Elizabeth, 
doo. of James and Elizabeth (Whitehouae) Alussey. She waa b> 
1720, and d. 1763, he d. 1782 ; children, 

(209) I. Micajah', b. 1744-3-12, d. 17«5, unm. 

(210) n. Jacob', b. 1754-7-9, d. 1823. 

(211) IIL Makt', b. 1756, m. 1778, Stephen, son of Jacob and Sarah 
(Hanson) Sawyer, b. 1752. She d. 1-S43, and had at Dover, Eliza- 
beth', b. 1778, m.Abner Chase; Nahum', 1779. Justin', 1781, Hoseas, 
Waltei*,* 1784, Benaiah', Ruth', Levi*, ra. Hannah G. Pinkham ; 
Edward*, Lydia*, Thonia/t Elwood", b. 1798-11-21. a Lawyer, Rep- 
resentative, Whig Candidate for Governor of N. H. in 1851, m. lal, 
Elizabeth Watson, 2d, Eliiabeth Moody. 

(212) IV. James', b. 1759-5-10, m. 1793, Sarah, dau. of Elijah and 
Elizabeth (Jenkins) Allen. She was b. 1754. he d. 1815. They tmd, 
Charlotte*, 1793, m. Eli Vamey : Matilda', 17!) 7, m. Cyrus Bangs. 

(213) V. Paul*, b. 1762-1-25, m. Temperance Vamcy. 

Anmb Varskt*, (67 — XIIT.) m. Solomon Hanson. He was b. 
1719, the sou of Thomas and Margarett (^laul) Haniion, and sreat- 
grandson of Thomas, the original settler at Dover. Shi3 d. 1780, and 

(214) L ZACCHErrsi, b. 1742-9-17, m. Sarah, dan. of Jacob and Suaanna 
■nd «u buried upon it. lie iriu a dclcgmc rrom Sandwich, to the ReTolation- 
■ry Cooreotioa that met at Exeter, at Drr^ 1775, and whjrh resolved itself 
into an Independent SuCe Gorernmenc He with Col. Otin Baker, of Dorer, 

office he held to the day of his doath, 7 April, 1 799. He helon^d to the Quaker 
denoni nation, and lefi a large family of Ehildren in Sandwich, atnonj( whom wai 
a wry diilinftaishod Quahi^r prearher. the late Cyras Beede, whose son Stephen 
married a dan, of the lalo Judge Richard Dame, of Rocheilor, and who has fre- 
qaently repreienlcd Sandwich, in the Legiilature. 

• ThisUtbeyentteman wfto has in his care the TriBufts ■Recori* ttTtofCv,"* 
Ttf kimd la Ibit mmtUr ; an ettiniabJe member of the FrienAi BoncVj. 

216 The Otis ameahgy. [April, 

(Estes) Sawyer, (b, 1744, A. 1820.) lie d. 1829, and they had »t 
Dover, SusaoDa", 1768, Sarah", Ezni', Aiikh', Stepben', 1779, m. 
Eunice Wentwortb, Abijali', m. Hannah Bean. 

(215) II. Abijah*, d. 1781-1-16. 

(21G) III. JACOit', b. 1747-2-19, m. Pbebe Jenkins, 1777, Aaa. of Wm. 
and Phebe (Hoag) Jenkins, b. 174f;, d. 1815. He d. 1810, andthej 
had, b. at Rochesier, Abijah', Pliebe', killed 1843, by Andrew How- 
ard, who was hanged for the crime ; William*, Jacob*, Solomon*. 

(217) IV. Solomon', m. 1776, Mary Chase, s. in Hampton, 1783. 

(218) V. Otis*, m. Ruth Gove, s. in Fahnoulh, 1782. 

(219) VI. MARY'.m. Nathaniel Mcader, 1770-ll"6,andhad at Hocha- 
ter, Anne*, Jedediah*, Elizabeth*, Otis'. 

(220) VTI. Sarah*, m. Oliver Window, of Falmouth. 

(221) VIII. JcDiTii', m. James Torrey, of Falmouth. 

(222) IX. Anna*, b. 1757. d. 1843-12-23. 

(223) X. Maktha', b. 1760. 

Eluaii Tuttle*, (73— H.) m. Esther Vaniey, (d. 1802-2-8.) 
He d. 1737-10-23, and his Will was proved 21 Nov^ 1787. (M- 

(224) I. JAHEs'.m. Rose Pinkhain,1763-l-6,andd. 1816. Shed. 1790. 

(225) II. Benjamin'. HI. Samuel'. 

(226) IV. William*, m. 1782-3-27, Ann Hanson, he d. 1834, and He 

A. 1832, leaving Phbe", b. 1783, m. Howard ; JoiaA*, b. 

1786, ni. Sarah Pinkham, 1814, and liad Elizulwth', Asa C.'. Ste- 
phen', Wm. Penn', and Joteph M.^ ; Eose\ b. 1791-4-29. m. Nilhl 
Jenkins ; Sai-alt*, 1793-7-1 ; Ira\ b. 1798-6-18, d. 1839. 

SD9.uiNACASNEv*,{75— IV.) m. 1741-10-12, Isaac, wn of ToIiMi 
and Ann (Lord) Hanson. He d. 1 756, Jan. 1 5. Of their ch>ldi:i% 
(besides SuManna*, who m. Ricbard Hanson, and a daufi who m. S 

(227) I. Isaac*, m. Jones, and d. in Farmington, leaving chil'n. 

(228) IL Lvdia', m. Benjamin, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Watsta, 
he was b. 1734, April 3, and was third in descent from Jonallua 
Wat«)n, who was in Dover, 1675. They had, 

L Btfijamin', b. 27 June. 1772, (d. in Dover, IG Nov., 1847.) m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Richard and Hnnnah (Goodwin) Whitehonae, (b. 
26 July, 1772,) and bad John', 1). 1799, (wife a Whitehouse, both i 
leaving John Andrew' ;) Benjamin' ; Lydia' ; (m. Jeremy PerUra, 
of Dover, and have had Charles Edwin', d. ; Sarah Eliiabeth*: 
Jerry William', d. ; Lydia Augusta' : Isabella', d. ; Daniel Libbey* ; 
John Henry', d. 1849 ; Isabella' ; Aon Louisa', and Ellen* ;) An- 
drew' ; Susan' ; Samnel', d. Oct., 1810 ; Sarah ffatuon'', b. 7 Oct., 
1810, (m. Oliver L. Reynolds, live in Dover, and have lutd, Cecilia 
Amanda*, b. 13 Starch, 1832. and d. in Dover, atier an illneis nS 22 
months, of consumption, 1 March, 1850. She was a lovely ^rl, and 
an earnest Cliristian ; Juliette', b.29 Nov., 1833 ; Benjamin Olivei', 
b. 3 Dec. 1836 ;) EliKabelh', b. 4 Feb., 1815. (m. Thomas E. Saw- 
yer, and d. in Dover, 1 Dec, 1847 ;) L-aac' ; Selh', b. 22 April, 1815, 
(m. Ann, dau. of Jonathan and Hannah Wolson, and widow of Henry 
Berry, her dau. Ellen Berry now living. She d. 20 Nov.. 1850, df 
consumption, and had Benjamin', 28 Jan., 1847, d. 1848 ; Benjamb 
S.'. b. 1 1 June, 1849. 

H. Samuef, b. 7 July, 1774, m. Pricilla Ilodgdon. now dec'dj be 
d. 14 April, 1847, Ihevr AiWrea wctc, ^wml^', m. Stephen Davi*, 
both dec'd. ieavinj* one dau,, Ann t\\M.\»*f %^^'wi»wK,^'«*Mtr'i 
Xydi'a* who live in Dover. ^^^^^^ 

351.] The Otis Genealogy. 217 

ni. SuMan\ twice m. (l^t,) to Lewis Wentworth, who d. in Brook- 
fielil, learing a dau. Susan'', and one mure. 

IV. Laae\ b. 1777 ; V. Jolm\ b. 1781, d. at eea, 18 Nov., 1799. 
YL A dai^., drowned in childhood. 
VIL iSaro/i*, m. Samuel Hanson, no children. 
Lieut. Samuel Stackfole', (lOl — I.) m. Zenin. dau. of Isaac 
and Joanna Wulson. (bap. b Oct., 1755, and A. 1820.) He entered 
the Revolutionary Amry as Lieutenant, and d. in Bochester, N. H. \ 

;29) I. Douglass*, m. Sarah Iaiw, of So. Berwick. Me,, and had Pa- 
meliaS d. a child. 1 1 Nov., 1798 ; Alexandet^, of Haverhill, Ms., m. 

Abigail ; S/iarrington', hvea in Maine, no children ; Jotepf^, 

m. Lydia Wentworth, live^ at Gt. Falls, and lias Sarah F.^, Thomas^, 
Jo^ph^, James^ ; Grettdeaf ., hves in Maine 

SO) U. Joanna', m. David Kimball, of Gilmanton, N. H^ and have 
hod Exra\ d. «. p. ; Frances*, unra'd. ; Sainuef, d. young ; Sophia*, 
m. Thomas Adiun^, of Gilmanlon, and had isHue, Sophia', m. Kev. 
Klliot Colby Cogswell, of New &larket, N. H.,graduate of Dartmouth 
College, in 1838, and youngest son of Dr. Joseph Cogswell, now liv- 
ing with his wife at Tamworth, N. H., and bom at Haverhill, Ms., in 
1764, son of Nathtiniel and Judith (Badger) Cogswell, of that place; 

IlMen', D. C, 1847 ; Martha H.', m Nealley, of Iowa j Warr 

Frances' ; Lydia*^ m. Mace Gelchell j Haxen", d, unm'd. ; Tliomar', 
m. Sophronia Richardson, of Gilmanton, and liad Georgiana^, Sophia', 

Hacen^, d. ; Hannah' ; Mary', d. unm'd ; Hannah*,m. Clarlc, 

Canterbury, and have Martha', Joanna', and Caroline' ; Jtul/i*, m. 
Taylor, of Me. ; Martha*, d. unm'd. 

f3I) nL JosEPQS, b. 177(1, d. unm'd, May, 1708, in Baltunoro. 

J32) IV. Ltdia', d. unm'd, 1849, al Great FaUs, N. H. 

!33) V. Thomas^ m. Sarah Morrill, lived at No. Berwick, and had 
Ann Almira*, m. John Lang, of Vassalboro', and has had 7 cliildren ; 
John*, m. Widow Abigiul Chase, 3 ck at .Scarboro ; Theodale*, m. 
Alton Pope, of HallowcU, now of VassallKiro', and liave ch. ; Peter 
Morrit*, m. Mary Dow, he d. 1848, leaving ch. ; Charles^ m. and 
lives in FhiL Pa. ; Miriam*, m. Samuel Taggard, of Chorlestown, 

Ms. ; Thomas Wiiutow', m. Winslow, of Vaatallboro' ; /.avinn*, 

m. Jacob Pope ; Miriam', m. Weeks ; Sarah MUxaheth', m. 

!34) VL Samuel*, b. 28 April, 1776, m. Eosanna, dau. of Paul and 
Mehitable Nuie, (b. 4 Feb.. 1777,) live in Rochester, and have bud, 
(?(«■, b. 1797, m. 1st, Lucy, dau. of Tristram Heard of Rochester; 
2d, &Iary, dau. of Isaac Brown, had 5 ch. by 1st wife, all d. young, 
and 2 ch. by 2d wife ; Joteph*, b. 1799, m. Ist, Eliza King, and now 
Uve^ ia N. Y., with his 2d wile ; CharU/; b. 1801, d. 1818 ; Mliza*, 
b. 1804, m. Samuel Tibhets, of Rochester, 4 ch. ; ITwmai*, b. 1806, 
m. Frances Courrier, of Portsmouth, 18.50 ; Sophia' ; &(A', b. 1811, 
d. 1840 ; Paul Aiyuttim', h. 1814. a Physician in Dover, N. H., m. 
1345, Eliitabelh Garland, dau. of Charles P., and Elizabeth HiUs, (h. 
in Haverhill, Ms., 1828, and two ch. ;) ifitoA*, b. 1820. 

!3.5) VII. Otis', d. in Lynn. JE 15. 

i36) VIIL Tamsen*, a twin of Otis, m. Jonathan Morrill, of Berwick, 
removed to Vt, 

137) IX. John', unmarried, in Demarara. 

i38) X. Amos*, m. Sarab Morrill, of Bamsle&d, and b»d JuUrf, ■w^io "o*" 
Jacob Co&n, and a. ia Alton, 2 ch. 



218 The Otis Genealogy. [April, 

(239) XI. SDaAN«, tn. Wm. Sargent, of Great Falls. 

Nicholas Otis', (123 — I.) m. Esther Berry. She A 2 Jul, 
1831. lie s. at Bamnglon, where he signed the Pledge to support 
the Revolution, 1776, and there d., 3 Dec., 1622. ChOdren, (bt>sidcs 
Samuel", Abigail', and Molly',) 

(240) I. Joseph*, b. Aug. 1768, m. Elizubetb Berrj-, and d. at B., 25 
Jan., 1 847, and had John', Nicholas', Asa', all m. — and d&us. Beify, 
and Sally'. 

(241) II. Esther', m. Robert Beny, of B., now live at Thornton, N. H. 

(242) III. HvsNAH*, m. Ebenezer Foss, of Strafford. He d. 26 Jan. 

(24.3) IV. Elizabeth', m. Mark Gilman, Bameiead. 

(244) V. Jane*, m, Joseph Cater, of Farmitigton. 

Elder Micaj.ah Otis', (124 — 11.) m. 1709, Sarah, dan. rf 
Joshua Foss. She was b. at Rye, 30 Dec, 1746, and d. 20 Jan^ 
1827. He signed the Pledge to support the American RevDlution, it 
Barrington, 177C, where he lived an ordained Preacher of the Fm 
Will Bn})tigt denomination, and d, 20 May, 1821. Children, 

(245) I. Job*, b. 23 Aug., 1770, m. Sally, duu. of Ephraim Kimball, of 
Dover, 12 Oct, 1793. She was b. in Rochester, 7 Feb., 1776. Hoo. 
Job Otis, was chosen selectman in B., 1606, which ofHcehe held four 
years in succession. Representative from B.' 1819 and 20, (in 1820 
the North west part of Barrington was incorporated into a town, and 
called Strafford,) Hep. from S. 1822, '28, and bIro in 1828 and 16$3. 
In 1884, and '8d, he was of the Council Board of N. H.. and now 
lives at S., in the 61st year of his age. He has had Epkraim JD, i. 
young i Hannuli', d. young; Sarah'', b. 31 Meh., 1798, m. Daniel 
Winkley of S., 1816, and hasOtiaP.'.and Daniel' ; Maria BmrieUa. 
b.ll May, 1802, m. Nathaniel Locke, Esq., of Slrafforxl, 1825, and 
they have 4 daughters; Abigail K'. b. 18 Jan., 1 809, m. Paul T. 
Winkley, 1837, live in Newbury, Ms , with one son and four daai. , 
JUicaJaJi', and Job'', twins, d. in infancy ; Andrew Jackson', b. 8 Au^ 
1815, m. 15 Feb., 1842, Sarah How Kimball, of Hiram, Me., i*i 
Justice of ihe Peace, has been one ofthe Staff, Post Master 
at Strafford, and haa oni; son, John Langdon' ; Joshua^, an adopted 
son of Job*, m. Itelvecca F. Ricker, is a Justice, and resides at S. 

(246) II. Joshua* b. 31 Jan.. 1773. m. Ist, 26 Nov., 1799, Abigwl.dio. 
of David Young, of Barrington, 2d, Abigail, dau. of Eleaner Gate- 
HU first wife d. 11 Oyt., 1818, and he d. 19 July, 1839, leaving 7ch. 
by 1st wife, and 1 by the last, viz: Charlalit', m. Epbrwm Gate. 
Esq.; PoK^, m. E^ra Stanton, Esq., Dee., 1810; MaliUa' , m 3amei 
Vamey, of Itome, Me. ; Eliza', ra. John Montg()mery, he d. 184fi; 
AhigaiV, m. Paul Perkins, now of Lowell, Mass. ; EIroira', m. Fran- 
cis Plumer, of Somcrsworth ; Lai'ina', m. Ephnum K. Meder, of 
Rot'.hester ; Sarah Ann'', m. Geo. W. Howard. 

(247) III. SiKON*, b. 13 Oct.. 1777. m. 1st. Abigail, dan. of Joseph GilM 
of Rochester, 4 March. 1 803, 2d. Betsy Walker, dau. of Wm. W.. nf 
Bamsteud, 3d, Gatherine. widow of Timothy Jenkins, of Lee. Hii 
first wife d. 13 Mch., 1813 ; his 2d. G Aug., 1831. He has Wn 
Justice of Peace, and lives at Lee, N. H., and has had children, Jnr, 
b. 23 July, 1803, d. in Bamsle^d, 9 April, 1841 ; TTws. Jejferw.', 
b. 6 Oct, 1B06, of Lee, N. H , ra. Olive J. Goodwin, 1830, and has 
Augustus J"., Sylvanua H'., Joseph L. G'., John P*., Charies S'., 
Olive Jane' ; Simom, b. 10 Mch., 1816, ra. Mariii Wiggan, of Lee ; 

be was Jtilled, 27 Nov., 1846, \>j liifc \)Mrs,<m% o^ n. ^u, leaving fito 

■JL8S1.] The Otis Genealogy. H« 

dans, i Jottpfp, b. G May, 1812, in. Sarah Baiter, 1842, and has one 
child, /oseph', at Lee ; 'SCepken', b. IG June, 1809, a. Nova Scotia; 
AUgaib, b. 27 Mch, 1827, ni. Timothy DuTia, 183'J, of Barnstead, 
now of Lee, and have 4 children. 

(248) IV. David*, b. 19 April, 1780, m. Nancy Libby, of Limmington, 
Me., where they lived and died — he, 17 Oct, 1844, and she, 14 Sept., 
1643, JE. 55. He waa a Captain of a company of Light Infanlry, 
and his children were James', m. Mary CItirk, of ComiBh, Me. ; 
StejiheH^, m., lived in Boston, and went to Calilbrnia ; Louita'', m. 

' William Fainc, of Standish, Me. 

(2 19) V. Stephen', b. 7 Aug., 1787, m. Joanna, dau. of John B. Pareh- 
ley. He was Captain of a Company of Light Infantry at Strafford, 
where he d. 7 Jan., 1834. Mis widow m. Benjamin Fose. who d. 
Dec., 1849, and she now liTes with her eon Sle|ihen. Capt. Stephen 
Otis', had two sons, Alfred Harrigon', h. 29 Nov. 1813, m. Emily 
Dunn, of Dover; has been Representative to the Legii'lnture, from 
Dover, and now lives a Dry Goods merchant at Boston ; Stephen 
Dtcaiur', unm. at Rochester ; Napoleon Bonaparte', b. 1824, d. 2826. 

(250) VL LiDiA*, b. 7 May, 1776, m. Ist, Arthur Danielson, who d. in 
Ue., and had Stephen O.', m. and rcddcs in Portland, Me. ; liufvi, 
d. at Dorchester, Itlass. ; Salli/', m. Staats M. Brasbridgc, of Straf- 
ford i she m. 2d, John Yealon, March, 1811, who d. IG Dec, 1844, 
and had Meres', d. 8 Sept., 1837, JE 25 ; HurrielC, m. Mr. Edgerly, 
of New Durham. 

Elijah Otis* (125—111) m. 19 July. 1771, Dorothy, dan. of 
Jethro Locke, she d. at Rochester. 1824. In 1776, he enlisted "dar- 
ing the war," was at the battle of Bennington under Genl. Stark, and 
was diachai^d nt the close of the war, and received n pendion. He 
tooktheoathof fidelity at Barrington.l77G, was a blackuniilh, lived at 
Rochester, N. H., and in 1827, removed to Durham, and died at (ho 
bouse of his eon-in-law, Deo. Henry Gray, 8 April, 1838| e. 89. 
He had 14 children living at one lime, viz : 

(251) I. Lemuel', b. 24 Nov., 1774, m. Leah Peirl of Rocliesler, 9 Nov., 
1796. and lives at Farmington with daus. Lucy\ b. 6 Sept., 1797, m. 
Jeremiah Ricker of Fanninglon, no ch. ; Jemima', b. 12 May, 1801, 
m. Howard L. Otis of Rochester, ] 2 April, 1832 ; MeKnda^, m. John 
Peirl of Rochester, 1834 ; Ch.riisa\ b. 1 1 July, 1 799 ; Hannah'. 

(252) II. Hannah', m. John Gray, d., had 10 eh. and she d. at SheHicld, 
Vt„ June, 1817. 

(253) HI. Jane', a twin of Haaniih. m. Nathaniel Ham, had five eh., 
and now lives a widow in Sheffield, Vl. 

(254) IV. Paul', b. 28 Mch., 1777, m. Mary Foes, 5 July, 1798, settled 
8t Sheffield, Vt.. and she d. 10 Jan., 1837. He has had, liarothy'^ m. 
John Gray of Roclicstcr ; Lydia', d. young ; Joseph Y^., m. Judith 
Cheslcy of Shefiield ; Thomat F''., m. Sarah Fobs ; Afariha', m. John 
Sulloway of Wheelock, Vt.; Hannah'', d. young; iyrfia', d. young j 
Bannnh Fi., m. WilJard Nutter of Rochester, and he d. 1843 ; Har- 
rieP, m. Jonathan Clark of Lawrence, Mass.; and a child', d. in in- 

(255) V. Jons', b. 1779, by his wife Hannah Howard, had 2 ch. ; he d. in 
Farmington, 31 Dec, 1825. 

(256) VL Jethro', b. 1 March, 1781, m. Esther Howard of R., 31 
Mah. 1802, resides at Rochester and has had WfAnniaA', d. in infiwey ; 
^AraiW, b. 9 Nov., 1805, m. Sarah Meiidum of KiVvery. "M.t-, % 
Jan., 1830; »as Armorer of the U. S. Sloop of "War Ccmcwii 'i V'i 

TAe 0(18 Gmealogy, 


years, now Master Blacksmith at Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a JasliM 
Peace, Co. York, has been Town Clerk of Killery, SeleutmoD, iic, 
and ha« James F'., William', Charles E'., George W., Robert V\ 
and two <lau3 ; MarCha', b.7 E>ec. It407, m. Jonathan Ham, II) Jan., 
1831,of Farmingl4>n, he d. 20 May, 1641, and she m. 2d. Lewu 
Varney, 1843, 5 children; Howard Lotktc, 15 Sept., 1809. m. 
Jemima, dau. of Lemuel Otis, 12 April, 1832, live at Farraington, 
and ha^ one son and 3 daus.; Su/at', li Sept., 1811, m. Adah Per- 
kins of Wakefleld, 7 April, 1834, was a seaman on board the eloop 
of War Concord 2 1-2 years, has 3 sons and 3 daus. at Rochester; 
Hannah', 23 .Sept., 1813, m. Lewis Ham, 1839, of Rochester, and 
has 4 ch. ; William Plummer', 8 April, 1815, m. Elizabeth Johnson 
of Northwood, N. H., 4 July, 1839, 4 eh., — he enlisted in the Mex- 
ican War, and there d. 1 June, 1848; HfOanT, 8 April, 1818, m. 
EliKabelh M. Gove, 1841, resides, a machinist, at Newburj'port, &fs., 
with 4 ch.; SaTaA\ b. 30 April, 1820, m. Mr. Downes of Newbury- 
port,andhas 4ch.; Jumei /P., b. 1822,d. 1845; Dorothi/\ 15 Aug., 
1826, m. Lemuel Willey of Dover, e. at Hampton Falla, N. H. 

(257) VIL Thomas*, h. 9 Feb., 1783, re. Polly Lee, 26 Mch., 1811, (b. 
29 July, 1789) and resides in New Boston, N. H. Their ch. have 
been Ater', b. 26 April, 1812 ; Mary, b. 29 Nov., 1813, d. 1822 ; 
Hannah', 6 Mcli. 1817, m. Wm. Flint of Bedford ; Sarah Z'., 13 
May, 1819, m. James G. Holden of RolUnsford ; Thomat^, 20 Feb., 
1821; J/ir/y ./an*', 24 Jan., 1824, ra. Henry F. Straw; Harriet N\ 
15 May, 182fi ; Wm. L\, 21 April, 1829 ; Jamet L\, 7 June, 1831 ; 
Elizalxth', 5 Nov., 1834. 

(258) VliL MiCAJAH* b. Dee., 1785, m. Ist^ Hannah Allard, 23 Jan., 
1806, d. 1845. and he m., 2d., Polly Brock, Uvea at Farmington and 
has ITiomai Jeferton', b. 9 Dec, 1806, m. 1st, Susan Nutter of Far- 
mington, March 81, 1830, and has Orriu K*., b. 1827. m. Sarah Gar- 
land, Melissa', 1830, Lorenzo D"., 1836, Roselta', 1833. George 'W*., 
b. 1843, He m 2d., Almira Canney, 1846, and has Thos. J'., and 
William'. William A'., b. 6 Nov., 1809, m. Sarah W. Deland of 
Brookfield, 22 B'eb., 1835, and has Ai D"., Washington', John D", 
Adelia', Roesalona', Serena'', Hannah', Olive'. 

(259) IX. Joshua', b. 1786, m. Lovey Elkins, (now deceased) and he 
d. in Dover, 1 Au^., 1826, had 3 ch., Elbridge', lived at Boston, and 
d. ; another son d. 1826, and a dau., Mary Jane, now living. 

(260) X. F.LIJAII', m. 13 May, 1811, Jane, dau. of Joshua Oiis, she 
d. ; he enlisted in the war of 1812, and was nut beard of after- 
wards. An Elijah Otii, m. Jane Marden, at Portsmouth, 21 Uarch, 

1815. Who was he? 

(261) XL WitLrAM',b. 16May, 1790, m.HannahBolles, 4 Nov., 1814, 
B. in Medford. Ms., and has, Mary' and Elizabeth', twins, b- 31 
Aug. 1818, WiHiani' and Thereto', twin^ b. 21 Aug- 1821. 

(262) XU. DoHOTin-*, b. 2 Mch. 1792, m. Deacon Henry Gray, Dec. 
31, 1812, now of New Durham. N. 11., and had Simon S'., Solomon 
L-., Marlha P'., BeUey Y'., Hannah J--., Wm. Henry\ (Hit Mi, 
Mary Ann\ Wendell S\ D<rrothy\ Joshua &., Lavina A". ; she d. 11 
SepL, 1840. He m. a 2d time and had 4 children. 

(263) Xlir. Simeon', ra. Joana Wallingford, of Alton, N. H^ 1 July, 

1816, resides in Dover, and has children. 

f264) XIV. Martha', drowned when a child in attempting to cross a riv- 
er at Sfraffiird, N. H. 
Lieut. STEpnFS Oris*, V^^S— Vl-^^'^^^*^^>*^i^»s-'A'5isiMB(ffl. 

851.] The Otis Oenealogif. 221 

Emerson of IWodboiy, SO Nov., 1786, lived iit Barrington, N. H., on 
the furm of his father, where he d. 4 Dec., 1835. She d. in Me., 24 
Aug., 1818, «B 82. Children, 

KH) I. Daniel', b. 29 April, 1787, m. Betsey Jeffrey, 15 Not.. 1810 ; 
resides at Great Falls, N. H., and has had, Lowering', b. 10 June, 
1813, d. 18 Oct., 1846; John 0'.,\i. 20 April. 1815, m. Abbey Byres, 
1840, and lives in Somersworth, 2 eh.; William .SV., b.18 April, 
1821, m. Beteey Berrey, 1841, he d. 17 Oct, 1844, and she d. leiiv- 
ing no eh.; WalltT\ b. 12 Nov., 1823, m. Sarah Rand, of Rochester, 
livea in Manchester, N. H., 2 ch.; }fannak\ b. 16 Dec, 1810, m. 
Trueworthy Tuttle, 1841,d. no ch. ; AdeHm\ b. 8 Feb., 181D, m. Geo. 

Cheney, s. in Lowell, Ms., Sarah Ann\ 18 SepL, 1828, m. 

Thompson ; Jfe(«y, 29 Oct., 1831 A[ary<, 16 Dec. 18.53. 

166) U. Joseph*, b. 3 Aug,, 1788, m. Lucy Place, 25 Oct, 1812 ; re- 
side at Rochester, and have Maria G''., m. Brewster Hayes, Clarissa 
D)., m. George Wilkinson, and Kosa^. 

(67) IlL SoLOMON',b.25 Dec.,17y2,m. at Trenlon,N.J., Sarah Boot^- 
ham. 4 May, 1817. Children, Jant If., b. 30 Aug., 1819 ; Charles 
If., b. 11 July, 1821 J Mary\ b. 30 July, 1823 ; Ann Elt3ai>tth\ b. 
24 Aug., 1825; John Henrf, b. 4 Oct., 1830; Emtline', I April, 
1828 : Gamt S\, 1833 ; Jacob B'.. 1835 ; Cathfrini', 1838 ; Maria'. 

268) IV. Sdsan", b. 3 Jan., 1793, m. Elder John Winkley, of Strafford, 
9 Nov., 1815. and has Jeremiah\ 1816, m. Betsey Hill. 

iG9) V. Moses*, b. 6 Meh. 1798, ra. Lucy Eton, 1824, d. in Washing- 
ton, N. J., 24 Oct, 1828, and left one son, Gerrrge', b. 1826. 

!70) VL Polly*, b. 12 Dec, 1800, m. Thomas Chesley, of Dover, 26 
Sept., 1821. He d. 1845 ; she lives in Dover, and has Horatio\ b. 
1821, m. Mary A. Seward, 1844. 

271) VU. Hannah*, b. 16 May, 1802, m. Amos F. Steams, of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., 1824, and has 11 children. 

!72) VUL Martha', b. 8 Aug., 1804, m. Jonathan Ilodgdon, of Bar- 
rington, 25 Mch. 1824, and has 4 eh. at Dover. 

!73) IX. Sally*, b. 3 Jan., 1805, m. Ipaac Foss, of Barrington. He d. 
5 Dec, 1843. She lives in Rochester, and has 5 children. 

!74) IX. SoPUiA*, b. 7 May, 1808, m. Hiram Hodges, 1830, now of In- 
diana, 7 ch. 

!75) XL Stepuen", b. 30 Aug., 1810, m. Abigail Ham, 1832, and lins 
at Sanford, Me., David Af.. Francis K\, John F\, Charkt H. 0'., 
Mary Jant', Clara', Abbey F\, Ervin C. 

JoaeuA Otis', (130— VUL) m. Lydia Meader, 15 Jan., 1788, 
row living. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and a vohinlecr 
from VIt in the war of 1612. He resided at Barrington seven years 
after his marriage, removed to Wlieelock, Vu, thence to Danville, re- 
sided fif^en years at Peacham, Vt, and d. at Farishville, St. Lawrence 
Co., N. T., 4 Meh., 1834. Children, 

i7G) I. Susan*, b. 7 Nov., 1788, m. Fhineas Lee, and had Susan, Jane, 
Abncr, and Martha. 

!77) II. Jane*, a twin of Susan, m. 1st Elijah Otis, 13 May, 1811, and 
2d, Rollins, and had three sons by last husband. 

t78) m. Stephen', d. unm. in the army during the war of 1812, in 
Franklin Co., N. Y. 

279) IV. Samuel*, b. 16 Dec, 1792, m. Lucy Ayres, s. in St. Law- 
rence Co., N. Y., and had fifteen ch. seven now living: Jerome^ 
Slrphen'^ CarlitW, Lucy', J/anV, SiMan', ij/rfitf, SoniueV,\iM«!'^i 
had others which lUeil young. 

322 The Otis Gmealogy, [April, 

(280) V. D-uHEi.* b. 6 Dec, 1794, in Wheelock, Vt, m. Sopliia Batler, 
8. in East Pieri>onl, N. Y.; was in the war of 1812, and in conse- 
quence of wounils received was discharged about the close of the war, 
and now receiyes ft pension. He has had Ceylon', b. April, 1818, 
m. 1st Delana Rice, 22 Oct., 1840, who became delirioas and drowned 
herself, and a dau. 5 months old, 1847 ; ho m. 2d, Mary Jane Bead, 
of Buffalo, N. Y., 1849 ; AthhtP, b. 18 Sept., 1820, d. 18 Jan^ 1821 ; 
DanUP, b. 9 Sept^ 1821, m. Philena Banister, 1842, and has 2 ch.; 
Jokn\ b. 12 May, 1823, m. Maodana Banister, 1844, 3 ch. and s. in 
Bb. ; AMine JT., b. 25 Aug., 1825, m. 5 April, 1847, James Wol- 
cott ; Angeline S\, 8 July, 1827, d. 1841 ; Roxma C., 5 July, 1830. 

(281) VT. Joshua', d. at the age of 7 years. 

(282) VII. Jacob*, b. 1 1 June, , m. Eky Bryant, and hag AbraAaafi, 

Iiaac', and Jacoh^, and three daus., and lives in Michigan. 

(283) Vin. John*, m. Louba Preston, and had Stephen'. EdmunJP, Ht- 
ranf, Prtitori', John', and Louitef, resides in St. Lawrence Co.. N-Y. 

(284) IX. George Washington", m. Eliza Holmen, and s. in Lowell, 
Mass., and has 4 ch., Geo, W. 0'., Pamelia'', Laura Ann', and £/- 

(285) X. Betsey*, m. Jacob McDaniels, and has Oeorge', John', Lydia-, 
Louisa', Mary', and Ceylon'. 

(286) XI. Thomas Jeffehson*, ra. Rebecca Pratt, and has had 4 ch. ft 
son Edmund. 

(287) Xn. Jajies Madison* m. has three eons, and b. in Indiana. 


Tht name Olu. — Heredilarv ioniiimeB, -wtn not nMumed In Englnnd UU after the Sof- 
mnn Conqunt ilOM) nnd then only KmdDnlly and by firnNieB oT ruik ; so thnt It i« difli 
cnil to tnwB the pedierae of any family liovond the laih centary. Another diffitaltr 
ariiM Trom the loose onhograpliy wbich obtaloed op to the time or Eliiabelb and cTni 
later. At Ibe commencement'of the l&lh centnry there wu mach conrasion in family 
nameii. and lunHinies were not pennansntly uttled before the era of Ibe RefomialioB. 

In Uollingsbed's copy of die Roll of '■ Baltel Abbey," i> " Fili.Otn." Ai LMin wu the 
lanpmgB employed by the clerki of early liniei. proper natnei were almost unifonDlT 
Latinlied frnm the 11th to ISth centory. CiindenglTea a liit of Latiniied inmamesin hu 
" BamalnB,'' p. 130. In Wriubfs " Conrt Hiind Keilored ■■ w a more copious Ibt, in wiiici b 
" Filial Odonli — FiU — Oti>." The method adopted by the old Nonnana to diitiiiKaiah 
fflmilieg wa> preflxing to (heir nnmes the word Fili, a corruptlOD of Fil* and thai derired 
IVom the Latin /Yfi'u, u Ibe Scotch employed tlso — the Welih Ap — meanii^raapeelin. 
'v, di nut of, Ventegan luppoui that tboM namea with FiU inperaddad, to hart beco 


len^aned pedigree of tlie 'Otis f'aroily preriouily to the airlTPLl in ihii cotititry of the 

■tigationa araona Engliah record! are too limited to ei 
- - " -» of the Otia Family prerioualy to the airi-ral i. 

And it would be oielena lo ipecnlate upon the origin of the dud* Odi, 

we mntt nccdi be descended IVora tome ttalwort Normsn wfio "hacked hia 
nance and fortune through the Mrried ranki " of the Sniona at Haatingt. becaoac a aana 
aimilar to that we bear bnppena lo be on the Battle Roll. Even idtnAty of aumamM ii not 
alwHi-i proof of the coneangnlnity of the paniei bearing it, for in aome iDttanre* two hm- 
iliea have derited their anmaraea from one /Joce. Names of the monoayllabic kind ■««» 
bormwed generally by the Anglo-Saxon mce from local placet -~ other nomeiftvm Katural 
oluect*, SI coney, otter, he., muiy fn>m avocationa, etc. 

We haia already expreiaed [he opinion that the fnmillea of Oatea and Olea were in ao 
way connected with Ibe family of Ottii or Olia. The former are and alwaya han bcvn of 
one ajllabte, while the latter are diatinctiy two. Beiidu, affinity of Arm* in Baraldry 
dlallnguiahei famlliea with nearly <f not qnile the cerinlnlv of lumaniea. It will be wca 
en examination that the armi of theae two familiea are widely diffirent in th^r cliairmcl*r 
and bearing*. 
ExInicU from tlie Pariili Regiatei ot St. JoVti ftie l\n^':\iii.,(i\»»\iai«irj, Co. of Soaa- 
"t.EngUmd. Ttie regiitei commence in IVIV Baptumc 

1851.] The Otia Genealocft/. 

Alicia Oaltii, dao. of John, 23 June, 1601. Elie&nor Ottis, iim. of Junes, 15 April, 1GD9. 
WniiBni Ottii, (OD of Jamea, a Dec., IGll). JoHii Uttic, dna. of John, 15 Dec., ItllO. 
Jnui OttU, dan. of Jobn, 1 Dsd., 1612. Elizabeth Ottis, dnit. of John, 12 Mdt., IflU. 

Maria OMis, daa. of Jomei 8, .'an. IfllS. Bioharil Oili«, ion of John, 17 I'el)., 1816. 

Maniuh Ollit, dan. of John, 16 Aug., 1618. Jiuno Oltii, >on of Jnmcs, Slit Mnv, 1<!17. 
flora WotU»iOtti»7J dan. ofJamM, a John Ollis iOn of John, HJao,, 1631. 

April, 1613. Joan Oltli, dau. of Jamsi, 23 Joly, lfl21> 

.Warrio««; — William Ottltii and Agnei AwMin, 7 Jan., 1606. 

Jam« Oattia and Fion AviCin, 1 Aur., 1iW8. 

Atrinb.- — Maria Oatlis, wife of WliiiHm, 1 Dec, 16DG. 

Joan Ottii, dan. of Joho. 11 Dec, 1611. 

Joan Oltit, dna. of John, 11 Dec, 1S12. 

Agnet* Otiii, widow, 6 June, 1614. 

Eliiabelh Ottii dna. of John, 31sl March, 16IS. 

Jainei Oltls, aon of JonKt, M March, laiS. 

Eztrnct* froai the Pariih rcj^Bter of Othcry, tienr Bridgewater, 3amencUhln : 
F.IizBbeth Oti>, dau. of Anthony, Baptiitd IB Oct., 1661. 
Thomas Otis, son of " '' 11 Aur., 1567. 

Sibeila Oti» dan. of " " 19 Oot, 1S69. 

John Olii, MQ of " " la April, 1617. 

Jonn Oii>, dan. of " "3 May, 102B ; buried fl Sept., 1630. 

Anlhon; Oti>, ton of " burled 18th Jim., 1063. 

From this It j« Men that the ilBrivalion of John Otii of Hinnhani, Man., is not from 
Barnstable, in nevonihire, or from U<ii|;ham, in Norfolk, but from GlaJitonhnry, in the Co., 
Somerset. Glastonbury is about five miies S.S.W. from Wells, the leat of the iliihop, to 
H oioch more probable place for hrecdinic enrly nou^conrormisM. Beaidci, Glastonbury wa* 
one of tin Terr highest ipots for sanclificntion in the dnvs of prOTalence of the Romish 
■npentitloa. It will be »bd that John had a inu Bicliard, bnt we linve heretofore Klren 
oar reawns for beiievinjt he was not the Bichard of Dover, N. H. If Richard Otia of Dover, 
b« not a son of John ofBinghani, Milan., bom (as above) in En^and, 17 Feb., 161S-1T, it 
nur b« some gratification to preinme that tlie same John, (the Srat) waa probably son of 
Biclinnl of Glastonbury, (vhoie Will is dated 1611J and tliac Slapheo (Will dated at G., 
]e37,) was his brother, each giving a son the name of the grandfather. 

LecS/frd, a Lawyer getting into difficulty, or out of ucoupnlion among the ca1oniaIii,irenC 
home and " wrote a boolc against them," * wherein be anya, " they refnie to haptlte eld 
OltiB grand children, an ancient member of their own chnrch." And Tndor, in his life of 
Otia, says, " aa twelve yean after a minuta of the baptism of Mary Olla [dan. of second 
John] i* made in the Journal of Rav. Peter Hobart, the difficulty, whatever it was had 
been removed." " Old Ottia " — John' — bad grandchildren bv one, if not two daagbiera 
before Lechford wrate. Mary* (Gill,) mentioned in the grandfather's Will, and old enoogh 
to mnn7 John Beul, U No^., 1600, waa not baptiied before Jan., 1614, and her aistcr 
Scrab*. whom. John Longloy, 3 .liui,, 1666, wa« baptized at the same tim''. (The other 
child, Ttiomas GilH, m. Susanna Wllsou, iu Dec, 1673 ) The refusal of Lechfurd tliero- 
fore, may be applied to both these children. We know, that unleu one of the parents was 
of the church, the oHiprlug would not bu admitted, In those times, to baptism. Many in- 
sCancea are known, where, three, four, and even six children were baptized at once, al^er 
tlia father or mother had just united with the church. 

lo pnbliih in pamphlet form, a corrected and enlarged edition of 
— inted, being the descendants of John Otis. Ttiis ia presumed 

J j__._ ^.1 y eee thin, lo send a ftill account of ihoir 

r. Samuel G. Drake, Bojlou. 

Who waa Jamei Otis, Id Lieutenant in Cnpl. John Jonea cnmpnnv of Col. James Bccd'a 
regiRMDl, 2d nglmenl under Gen. Waehington at Cambridge, I7T6 ? 

Who waa Joaoph Oti*, private, wounded at Murrisianiio, Feb., 17B1, residence, Branford, 
CL Eoliated 1 Jaonary, 177T for the war and received halfpenaion 7 

r, Ur. S 

K«BATA. — The Otij Gcnenlogv, shnn! J ho entitled, Otii, &o. Geneaoloev. 

nap of Coclieeho in IfliSB, " Wentworth property " »hould read '' Weatera 

part of 

Vintwanh pmpertr. ' 

T»g» 134. The Canada bnsband of Christine Baker^ bom March, 1683-9, ahoold be Le- 
Bmo inalMd of Le Beaw 

P^ga 180. The word Griiel, Griiel, 

PaoeUa. Judith ahonld read .Tudllh'. 

Pale ISa. " IIott«iue," should read Bolitse. 

" le of Heard note, .ihould rend "at DoYBr.l6*ai^»A»,ETO!AQt\»ii«' 

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224 Jtogert, Pratt, ^e. [April, 


Although the Publishiog Committee of tlie Register, as they have an- 
nounced, do not feel llicmsclves responsible for articles wliieh appear over 
the signalurea of cotitribiitors, yet they feel constrained to notice some 
Btalements in the article on the Itogers family, pp. 105-152, of this number. 

The statement that Nathaniel liogers of Ipswich, Mass., was a descend- 
ant of the Marian Martyr, or in other words, thai John Rogers of 
Dedhara, Eng., the father of Natlianiel, was a grandson of the Martyr, is 
believed to be dependant wholly on tradition for its aulhoriiy. The enqui- 
ries wtiich have been bestowed upon thia subject by genealogists in Eng- 
land and in Uiis country have failed to verify this tradition, which eannoi 
be traced beyond the time of Hutchinson. That it may be verified by 
fulure enquiries, is possible. But while it rightfully belongs in the cate- 
gory of trnditions, it should be suffered to remain there. 

In the some class with the at>ove belongs the statement on page lOA. tW 
" the identical Bible whieh belonged to the Prolo-martyr is now owned 
by a descendant at Lunenhui^, Mass." 

The relationship, as stated on page 118 between Richard R., of Wealh- 
ersfield and John of Dedhum, England, is believed to be conjectural 
Candler, almost a colemporary, calls ihem brother* ; while Cotton Mather 
intimates that John of Dedham was "cosin" to Ezekicl of Rowley. 
Gnuin would seera to be an uncertain designation. Neither is it by any 
means a well uscerluincd fact that Richard of WeatLersfield, was « eon 
of the Martyr.— Plb. Com. Uibt. & Gen. Reo. 

Phineas Pratt died in Charleslown, April 19, 1680, aged 90. He wm 
one of the " Aral English Planters of New England." He came over in 
"Weston'scompauy about 1622. He saved Weston's men from exterminatioB 
by iuformiug the Plymouth colonists of the " straits his associutes wcr« in.* 
Aaron Pratt, bis sou, died at Cohasset, February 25, 1735, aged 81.^ — 
Airon Pratt, 2d, died March 28, 17G6, aged 76. Thomas Prall, Km of 
Aaron 2d, died October, 1818, aged 83. Benjamin Pratt, now living in 
Cohassett, aged 84, lias now living six brothers and sisters, whose average 
age is 76. Aaron Pratt 3d eon of Aaron Pratt 2d, has nine cUildreo do« 
living, whose average age is 7G years and six months. The averts agt 
of the fathers of five generations is nearly 83 years. 

Ephrium Pratt of Plymouth, died 1804, aged 116. His dcMtrndanls 
numbered nearly 1500. Jonalban Pratt died at Cohassett, aged 94. Une 
other member of the Pratt family lived to the age of 100- 

A genealogy of this family is now being prepared for publication. The 
Pratt family have been mostly farmers of industrious habits, and have 
made little or no use of medicine. — Puritan ^ Recorder, 

London, Nov. }2lh, 1783. — Yesterday, John Adams, Esq., the Ameri- 
can Commissioner, made liis appeanuice in the House of Lords, by ihu 
members of which august body, be was treated with every mark of respect. 
The famous Benedict Arnold, ex|>erienecd different usage, when be found 
/( pradent to retire with precipitancy, after just peejiing into the Ilonre. 
Thh shows the natural abhorrence entenaMiei Vi-j maoiuiul for political 
apoBtacj. — Mutaehvtmi jSpy, 6 Jan, U%^ 

1851.] Records of Windsor, Ct. 225 


[CoaimnnicBtcd bj Sahuel H. Fjibbonb, Esq.] 
Conl[Daed from page 66, of thi* Volnmc 

Tqohas Egelstox, (son of Begat) b. 26 Aug. 1638 \ children, Marey, 
b. 29 May, 1641 ; Sara, b. 28 Man;h, 1043 i Dcbcra, b. 8 Dec. 1G44 ; 
Abigail, b. 12 June 1G48 ; Joseph, bap. 30 March, 1651 \ Bttijaniin. b. 18 
Dec. 1753 -, Begat EgclatoD (the father) d. 1 Sept. 1674, " nere 100 yer 

James EtlEL9TO^', m. Hester ; chil, Jamca, b. 1 Jan. 1656; 

John. b. 27 March, 165'J ; Thomas, b. 27 July, ICGl ; Hester, b. 1 Dec 

1663 J Nathaniel, b. 15 Aug. 1666 ; Isack, b, 27 Feb. 1668 ; Abigail, b. 
1 SepU 1G7I ; Debora, b. 1 May, 1G74; Hanna, b. 19 Dec. 1676. 

JosiA Elesworth, [ancestor of Oliver ElUworth, LL. D.] m. Eliza- 
beth Holcom, 16 Nov. 1654. lied. 20 Aug. 1089, as 60. Chil. Josiaa, b. 5 

Nov. 1655 ; Elizateth, b. 11 Nov. 1657 ; Mary, b. 7 Blay, IGOO ; , 

b. 7 Dec 1662; Thomas, b. 2 Sept. 1665; Jonathan, b. 28 June, 1669, d. 
13 SepL 1749, re 81 ; John, b. 7 OcL 1671; Job, b. 13 April, 1674; 
Benjamin, b. 19 Jan. 1676. 

Waltbk FTLAn,m. ; chil. Jolm, b. 12 Sept. 1612 ; Zurobabel, 

b.23 Dec. 1044. 

ZcROBABEL Fylab, & Experience Strong, were m. 27 May, 1069; 
chil. Thomas, b. 25 Jan. 1669 ; Jane, b. 1 Jan. 1671 ; Zurobabel, b. 31 
ObL 1673 ; Zurohell, b. 25 Dec 1674 ; John, b. 3 March, 1676. 

John Ftlab, m. Elizabeth Dolman, 17 Oct. [1672?] 

William, [of Simsbury] & Margaret (his wite) werem. 2 Sept. 
1642 ; chiL Samuel, b. 24 Sept. 1643 ; John, b. 15 Doc 1645 ; Mary, b. 

. ; Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1650 ; Abigal, b. 21 Aug. 1658 ; 

Debroa, b. 21 March, 1661 ; William, b. 7 March, 1665. 

Samoel Fillv, [Simsbury] m. Anna Gillet, 29 Oct. 1063 ; chil. Anna, 
b. 16 Aug. 1664; Mary, b. 12 April, 1607; Abigayj, b. 20 Jan. 1668; 
Samuel, b. 2 April. 1 670 ; Jonathan, b. 30 Not. 1 672 ; Samuel, b. 7 Mar. 
1673; Josia, b. 21 Jan. 1675; John, b. 10 Feb. 1677; Abigayl, b. 3 
Jan. 1C79. 

Ambol's Fowller, m. Jane Alvord, 6 May 1C46; chih Ahigajl, b. 
1 Marcli. 1646 ; John, h. 19 Nov. 1648 ; Marj', b. 15 May, 1050 ; Sam- 
nel, b. 18 Nov. 1652; Hanna, b. 20 Dec 1654; Elisabelli, 2 Decl656j 
Amhrous, b. 8 May, 1658. 

Samuel FowARn, of Simsbury. m. Anne . lie d. 1C84. She 

A 1685 ; chih Samuel, b. 23 July, 1671 ; Joseph, b. 10 Nov. 1074. 

SAMCF.L Grant, was b. in Dorchester, 12 Nov. 1631. He was ra. to 
Mary Porter 27 May. 1658, Samuel, b. 20 April, 1659 ; John.b. 24 April, 

1664 ; Matthew, b. 22 Sept. 1666 ; Josia, b. 19 March, 1668 ; Nathaniel, 
b. 14 April, 1672 ; Mary, b. 23 Jan. 1675 ; Sara, b. 19 Jan. 1678. 

Samoel Grant, m. Anna Fillie, 6 Dec. 1683 ; Anna. b. 2 Sept. 1G84. 

Thomas Gi'nn, m. ; Elkahelh, b. 14 Oct. 1640; De- 

broa, b. 21 Feb. 1641 ; Mehilabell, b. 28 July, 1644 ; John, b. 8 July, 

Hexrt GoREif,m. ; William, b. 13 Oct. 1079. 

Tahax Grant was bom 3 Feb'y 1033, in Dorche^ster. He was married 
to Hanna Palmer, 22 Jan. 1C62 ; Matthew, boni 4 January, IZCA \ Tbt 
han, b. 27 Septera. 16G5 Hanna, b. 8 June, 1668; Thomaa,\ ^eV-j, 

226 Jiecords of Windeor, Ct. [April, 

1670 ; Joseph, b. 14 May, 1673 ; Sara, b. 19 Sept 1C75 ; Mary, b. 23 
Oct. 11)78 ; b. 11 Nov., 1680 ; d. 14 Nov. 1080. 

John Grant, wua bora in Windsor, 20 April, 1042. He was marriM) 
to Mary Hull, 2 August, 1606. John, b. 20 Oct., 1670; Mary, b. S6 
April.lC75; Elizabeib,b.lO July, 1077; Abignl,b. 27 Jan'y, J679. Sba 
was baptised in Hartford, bj R«v. Mr. Foeler, 17 July, HI)*-. 

Setii Grant, removed Iron Ilarli'uiil to Windsor, had no bor. 

Jonathan Gjllgt, Sen., Simsbury. Anna, bom in Windsor, 29 Dec., 
1630; Joseph, baptized, 23 July, 1641; Sumutl.b. 22 Jan'y, 1(>42; Julm. 
born 5 Oct., 1G44 ; Ablgayel, baptised 28 June, 1C46 ; Jeremia, bom 12 
Feb.,1647; Joaias, baptized 14Ju1y,10i)0. 

Jonathan Gillet, Juq., Simsbury, ni. Mary Kelsey, 23 April, 1661. 
chiL Mary, b. 21 October, 1667; Jonathan, l-i Feb. 1070; WilUani, b. 4 
Dec, 1673. His witcdled 18 April, 1076. He m. Merriam Deble, 14 Dec, 
1676. Thomas, b. 31 May, 1678, d. 11 June ; Ebenezor, b. 28 OcL 1679; 
Samuel, b. 17 Dec 1 680, [two daughters.] 

JosiA GiLLET, [Sirasbury,] and Joliana Tikinter, were m, by Mr. John 
Allyii, 30 June, 1676 ; ctiildrcn, Josia, b. 24 Kov., 1678 ; JoLana, b. 28 
Oel. 1680. 

CoBNELiCS Gii-LET, TSimBbury.] m. ; cbil. Pricilla, b. 

23 January, lti59 ; Pricilla, b. 30 Martb, 1661; Abijiiftil, b. 20 Sept, 
1C03 ; Cornelius, b. 15 Dec, 1065 ; JIary.b. 12 Aug.. 16C8 ; He.jier, b. 

24 May, 1671 ; Surah, 3 Jan., 1673 ; Joaiiua, b. 22 April, 1676 ; Danit-l, 
b. 30 June, 1678, d. 15 Aug., 1753, in Winsor; Daniel, b. SO June, 1073, 
bap. 27 July. 

Joseph Gillet, [Simsbury,] m. Elizabeth Hawkes, 1664 ; chil. Jo- 
Beph, b. 2 Nov., 1664; Elizabeth, b. 13 June, 1600 ; Man", b. 10 Sept., 
1667; Jonathan, b. 11 August, 160D; John, b. 10 June, lOl'l ; Nathaniel, 
b. 4 May, 1673, and 3 daughters. 

John Gillet, [Sinisbiuy] m. Mary Barber, 8 July, 1669 ; chil. John, 
b. 6 August, 1673, d. lOS'J ; Thomas, b. 18 July, 1676; Samuel, b. Ifi 
Feb^ 1677 ; Nathaniel, b. 3 Oel., 1080 ; Marj-, b. 30 OcU 1082, at Hart- 

Nathan Gillet, m. removed to Sirasbury, wife d. 1 670-1 j chil. Eliia- 
bcth, b. 6 Oct., 1630 ; Abia, b. 22 Aug. 1641 ; Rcbecn b. 14 June, 1646; 
Elias, b. 1 July, 1G49; Sarah, 13 July, 1051; Benjamin, b. 29 Aug., 
1053 ; Nathan, b. 17 Aug., 1655 ; Rebeca, b. 8 Dec, 1657. 

Edward Griswold, (b. in 1G07, m. young) removed to Simsbury; 
chil., Ann, bap. 19 June, 1042 ; Mary, bap. 13 Oct., 1044 Debron, bap. 28 
June, 1646 ; ro. Samuel Buell, went to Killingwortii ; Joseph, b. 12 Mch, 
1647 ; Samuel, bap. 18 Nov., 1649 ; John, bap. I Aug., 1652 setllcil in 

JosEFH Griswold, removed to Simsbury, m. Mary GayUr, 14 July, 
1670; chil. Mary, b. 16 Man-h, 1670; Joseph, b. 24 Jan., 1677. 

George Griswold, [settled in Sirasbury,] m. Mary Holcom, 8 Get. 
165- ; chiL Daniel, b. 1 Oct, 1656 ; Thomas, b. 29 Sept. 1658 ; Edwui^ 
b.l9 March, 1660; Mmy, b. 28 ScpL 1663; George, 3 The. IC60; 
John. b. 17 Sept. 1608 ; Benjamin. 16 Aug. 1671 ; Debrow, b. 30 Mav, 
1674; Abigayl. 31 Oct. 1676, d. 7 May, 1682, at Windsors Samuel, b. 
, 1681, d. 1682 S: 7 montlis. 

WilLiAM Gaylar, Jun., m. Ann Porter, 24 Feh^ 1 644 ; chiL Ann. K 
84 April, 1045 ; Hanna, b. 30 Jan., 1646 ; John, b. 27 Jan., 1C48 ; Wil- 
Jisra. b. 25 Feb., 1650; Hczekiab, b. 11 FeU 1652; Josia, I*. 13 Feb., 
16o4 ; Nalbanie], b. 3 Sept., I6u6. 

Wiiliam Gaylat. (the falbcr.l aie4\4T)«i."Wo6. 

1851.J Jtecordi of Windsor, Ct. 227 

Walter Gatlah, m. Mary Sicbbins, April 1643 ; chil. Joseph, b. 13 
May. 1649 ; Mury, 111 Miirdi. 1 iWI) ; Joanna, 5 Feb. 1652 ; Benjamin b. 
12 April, 1655; lsai;k, b. 21June, lRa7 ; his wifedied 29 June, lfi.i7. He 
in-a-iA wife, Sarah Ropknvll, 22 Mareh, 1659; Eliazer, b. 7 March, 
1G((2 ; Sara, b. 13 April, ISCA. 

Joseph Gatler. (son of Waller) m. Sarah Standly, 14 July, 1670 ; 
chil. Sarah, b. 11 July, 1671 ; Joseph, b. 22 Aug. 1673 ; John, b. 21 
Aug. 1677. 

Jobs Gati.ah, m. Mnry Drak, 17 Nov. 1653 ; chil. John, b, 15 June, 
1656, ; Mnry, b. 19 Jan. lliSS ; John, h. 23 June, 1667 J Elizabeth, b. 
19 Feb 1670. 

Samuel Galar, m. Elisabeth Hull, 4 Dec. 1G4G ; ciiil. EilBabelh, b. 4 
Octl647; Mary, b. 10 Nov. 1649; Soro, b. 18 Jnn. 16i(l ; Abigayl, b. 29 
Sept. 1653 ; Samuel, b. — July, 1657 ; Martha, b. — June, 1660. 

Jonw Gkiffin, [Simshury,] m. Anna BanerofY, 13 May, 1647; chll. 
Hanna, b. 4 July. 1649 ; Mary, b. 1 March, , Sara, 25 Dec. 1654; 
John, b. 20 Oct. 1656; Thomns, b. 3 Oct. 16.^8; Ahipaill, b. 12 Nov. 
1660; Mindwel, b. II FeK 1662; Ruth, b. 21 Jan. 1665; Ephraim, b. 
1 Mar. 1668; Nalhaniel, b. 31 May, 1673. 

Jacob Gibbes, m. Elitmbelh Anilrous, 4 Dec. 1C57 ; chil. Mary, b. 21 
Aug. 1659; Abigavl, b. 7 Jan. 1661; Jacob, b. 1 Dec. 1664; Jacob, b. 
22 June, 1666 ; Sarn, b. 28 Feb. 1668 ; Elisabeth, b. 1 April, 1670 ; 
Elizabelh, b. 13 Sept. 167-. 

Samuel Gibbrs, m. Hepsiba Deble, 15 April, 1664; cbil. Hepsiba, b. 
12 Jan. 1664; Palience, b. 2 Dec. 1666; Elisabeth, b. 30Jan.l668; 
Joanna, b. 26 March, 167 1 ; Experience, b. 4 April, 1673 ; Catherine, b. 
M April, 1675 ; Samuel, h. 16 April, 1677 ; Jonathan, b. 16 Feb. 1679. 

TuoMA3 IIoLCOM, [Simsbury,] m. Elizabeth . He A. 1657. 

His widow m. James Eno, 1658 ; chiL Abigayl, b. 6 Jan. 1638 Joi^hua, bap. 

27 Sept. 1640; Sara, b.l4 Aup. 1642 ; Benajo, h, 23 June, 1644 ; De- 
broa, b. 15 Oct 1646; Nalhaniel, h. 4 Nov. 1648; Debroa, b. 15 Feb. 
1650; Jonalhan, 23 March, \G:>i. 

JoBBiTA HoLCOM, [Simsbury.] m. Ruth Sherwood, 4 June, 1663 ; chil. 
Ruth, b. 26 May, 1664 ; Thomas b. 30 March, 1666 ; Sara, b. 23 June, 

Bknaja Holcom. [Simsbury,] m. Sara Ennos, 11 April, 1667 ; Ben- 
mjft, b. 16 April, 1668 ; James, b. 13 Oct. 1671. 

William Hayden, removed from Hartford to Windsor, 1642, and from 

Winilsor to Killingwnrih, 1664 ; m. ; chil, Dnnicll, b. 2 Sepiem'r, 

1640. d. 22 March, 1713 ; Nalhaniel, b. 2 Feb. 164.3, d. iu KUling- 

worifi ; Mary, b. 6 June, 1648. 

Daniel Hayden, m. Hnnua Wileokwm, 17 March. 1664 ; cbil. Daniel, 
b. 5 OvU 166G; d. 22 Dec. 17.>9 ; Hanna, h. 9 Nov. 1668 ; Nathaniel, b. 

28 March, 1671 ; William, b. 27 April, 1673, d. 11 June, 1675 ; William, 
b. 1 Jan. 1675, d. 3 Julv, 1713; Samnel, b. 28 Feb. 1678, d. 12 Oct. 
1742 ; EbencKer, b. 14 Dec. 1681 ; Mary, b. 28 Sept. 1686, d. 31 Oct 

John Hosford, m. Philluv Trail, 5 Nov. 1657 ; chil. William, b. 25 
Oct 1658 : John, b. 16 Oct. 1660 ; Timothy, h. 20 Oct 1662 ; Hester, b. 27 
May. 1604; Sara, b. 27 Sept 1666; Samuel, b.2 June, 1669 ; Nathaniel, 
b. 19 Aug. 1671 ; Marcy, b. 12 April, 1674 ; John, b. 20 Sept 167-. 

Nicholas Hayts, [Simsbury-,] m. Su<ianna Joyce, 12 July, 1646 ; chil. 
Samuel, b. 1 May, 1047 ; Jonuihau, b. 7 June, 1649 ; David, b. 22 April, 
1651 ; Daniell, b. 10 April, 1653. 

RoBSOD HAriTABB, m, ; chil. Tapt«A>v7,>). \ San.'VfeWi-, 

S28 Jtecorda of Windsor, Ct. [April, 

Eebeea,b. 17 Aug. 1648 ; Heater, 8 June, 1G51 ; Lidia, b. 13 June, 1655; 
Eplmiim, b. 11 Jan. li!5G. 

JOHM Hakes, ni. ; cliiL John. b. 13 Aug. 1643 j Nathaniel, b. 

16 Feb. 1044 ; Elizabeth, b. 10 Jan. 1040 ; Anna, b. X Oct. 1648 ; laack, 
b. 11 Aug. 16.W; Mary, b. 23 Mny, 1G52 ; Johoiift, b. 8 Feb. 1653; 
Eliczcr, b. 20 Dec 1055 ; Sara, b. 29 Sept. 1657 ; Jeteom, b. 12 Aug. 

JosiAs HtTLL, m. Elizabeth Loomis, 20 May, 1641 ; he d. 16 Not. 
1675 ; chil. Jositts, b. — SepL 1042 ; John, b. 17 Dec 1644 ; Elieabeih, 
b. 18 Feb. 1646 ; Mary, b. 2 Oct. 1048 : Martha, b. 10 June, 1650 ; Jo- 
seph, b. 10 Aug. 166-.i; Sara,b. 9 Aug. 1654; Kaomj, b. 17 Feb. 1656; 
Kebeca, b. 10 Aug. 1650; George, b. 28 April, 16G2; Thomas, b. 29 
May, 16G5. 

MiCALL IIocHTEET, [Simsbury,] m. Prusilla Grunt, 14 Oct 1647 ; 
chil. John, b. 7 June, 1650 ; Mary,' b. 24 Oet. 1653 ; Samuel, b. 15 May, 
1656; Sara, b. 6 March, 1658; Martha, h. 5 Oct. 1663; Abigayl, b. 
23 March, 1665 ; Ilaima, b. 21 Oct. 1669. 

Luke Hill, m. Mary Houl, 6 May, 1651 ; chil. Liddya, b. 18 Feb. 
1651; Mary, b. 20 Sept 1G54; Tahan, b. 23 Nov. 1659; Luke, h. 6 
March, 1661; Abigayl, b. 16 April, 1G64; Elisabeth, b. 8 Oct. 1666; 
John, b. 28 Nov. 1668. 

Anthony Howkins, [SiuLsbury] m, Isabel Brown, 16 July, 1656 ; chiL 
Mary, b. 16 July, 1644 ; Ruth, b. 24 Oct 1049 ; John, b. 18 Feb. 1651. 

Georoe Jeffery ; chil. Mary, b. 12 June, 1609 ; IlaniiB. b. 23 Aog. 
1671 ; Elizabeth, b. 24 Dec 167-. 

John Luouia, tn. Eh^iabeth Scot, dau. of Thomas Scot of Hartford. 6 
Feb. 1648 ; chil. John, b. 9 Nov. 1649 ; Joseph, b. 7 Nov. 1651 ; Ttwcnaa, 
b.3Decl653; Samuel, b. 29 June, 1055; Daniel, b. 16 June, 1GS7; 
James, b. 19 SepL 1 659 ; Timothy, b. 27 July, 1661 ; Nathaniel, b. 8 July, 
1663 ; David, b. 30 May, 16fi.^> ; Samuel, b. 12 August. 1GG6. d. 1665; 
Isark, b. 31 August, 1068 ; Elisabeth, b. 8 May, 1G71 ; Mary, b. 7 Awg. 
1673, dec'd 14 May, 1674. 

Saudbl Loohis, m. ; chtl. Rulb, b. 14 June, 1G60; 

Sara, b. 3 Feb. 1G02 ; Joanna, b. 22 Oct. 1665 ; Benjamin, b. 11 Feb. 
1667 ; Nehemia, b. 15 July, 1C70. 

Joseph LooMis.ra. Sarah Hill, 17 SepL 1646; chil. Sarah, b. 22 JuW, 
1647 : Joseph, b. 15 July, 1649 ; John, b. 1 OcL 1651 ; b. Mary. 3 Aug. 
1653 ; Sarah, b. 1 April, 1660 ; Haima, b. 2 Feb. 1G61 ; Matthew, b. 4 
Nov. 1664; Stephen, b. 1 SepL 1668; Naltianiel, b. 8 Aug. 167S; 
James, b. 31 Oct., 1669 ; Isark, b. 28 OcL 1677. 

Nathaniel Loomis, m. Elisabeth Moore, 24 Nov. ; chil. £li«nbeih, h. 
7 Aug. 1C55; Nathaniel, b. 20 March, 1656; Abigayl, b. 27 Manh, 
1659; Josia. b. 17 Feb. 1660; Jonathan, b. 30 March, 1664; DHvid, 
b. 11 Jan. 1667 ; Hexekiah, b. 21 Feb. 1668 ; Mmcs, b. 15 Mav, 1671 ; 
Mindwell, b. 20 July, 1673; Ebcnczer, b. 22 March, 1674; Maij, b. 
5 Jan. 1679 ; Rebek, 10 Dec 1682. 

TnouAS Loomis, id. Ilanna Fox. Nov. 1, 1653; cbil. Thomas, k S9 
Oct. 1654; Thomas, b. 17 March, 1655; Uanna, b. 8 Fell. 1067 i Mary, 
b. ]6Jan. 1059. His wife Hanna d. 25 April 1662; Thomas Loam», 
tn.hiB 2d wife, Mary Judg 1 Jan. 1602; chih Elizabeth, b. 21 Jan. 1663, 
Ruth, b. 16 OcL 1665; Sara. b. 1 Feb. 1667; Jeremia, b. 3 July, 1670; 
Maybell, b. 27 Oct. 1072; Mindwell, b. 6 Aug. 1676; Benjamin, U 20 
May, 1679. 

Jtfr. Nathaniel Crancey (*) of iVve tliurch of Clirist in Windsor, m. 
AltJgaiJ daugbCer of Elder JoW ^Iroug, dX 1^an\tanv^Ana,'V^ ^w. L6(3 ; 

1851.J Record! of Windsor, Ct, 229 

chil. Isaac was born 6 Sept. 1674 Ihe night berorc snd baptised that da3r ; 
Knrherine, b. 12 June, 1674 and baptised 1 1> ; AbignJl, b. 14 Oct. 1677 ; 
Charles, b. 3 Sept. 1679, bap. 7th and d. 31 Oct 1679. 

(a) Ret. Nathaniel Chai'ncey, of Hatiietd, was b. in Plymouth about 
1639. He was the son of Prest. Cbancey, and was the twin brother of 
£lnnlfaan Chauncey, a physician in Boston ; both were the first graduates 
of Harvard College. Elnalhan received from Robt. Hix (merehunt at 
Plymouth,) fifty acres of land at hia birth. 

[NaihaJiiel Channcey had ftn only »on, Nathaniel, who gettled in Dur- 
ham. Cl From this branch is descended Ihe highly respectable family of 
the naine in Philoilelphia ; and of which was the late Mr. Charles Chnun- 
cey, whose death we noticed in a previous volume, and the present Na- 
thaniel Chttuncey, Esq.- 

From the yoimgesi son of President Chauncey, Israel, of Stratford, de- 
Boend the equally respectable family of New York, of which in (be present 
William Chauncey, Esq., son of Judge Moses Chauncey, of Bcheneclady, 
grandson of Josiah, who about the year 1792, removed from Amherst, 
U&, to Schenectady. Tlie father of Josiah, was the Rev. Isaac Chauncey, 
of Hadley, JIs., who waa the son of Israel, before mentioned, who was the 
son of Charles Channcey, the second President of Harvard College. 

A branch of the family settled ut Fairfield, (Black Rock,) Cl., from 
which is descended the distinguished Commodore of the name (who died 
27 Jan. 1840,) who was the father of Charles W., and John S. Chauncey, 
late of the U. S. Navy, and ihe Hev. Peter Chauncey, of Hartford, Ct.] 

Dea. John Moore, [lived in Simsbury] m, \ chil. 

Hindwell, b. 10 July. 1643, in Windsor ; John, b. S Dec. 1645. Dea. 
Moore d. 18 Sept. 1C77, buried 19th, in Windsor. 

John Moore, [lived in Simsbury,] m. Hanna Gofe, 21 Sept. 1664; 
ehil. John, b. 26 June, 1665 j Thomas, b. 25 July, 1C67, d. 22 Jan. 1735, 
ia Windsor, a 68 j Samuel, U 24 Dec 1669 ; Nathaniel, b. 20 Sept. 
1672 i EMward, b. 2 March, 1674 ; Josiah, Joseph, twins, b. 5 July, 1679. 

SAMtJEL Marshal!., [Simsbury] m. Mary Wilson, 6 May, 1652 j 
Samuel, b. 27 May, 1653 ; Lidim b. IS Feb. 1655, bapl. 7 Feb. 1657 ; 
Thomaa, b. 23 April, 1657 ; David, b. 24 July, 1661 ; Thomas, b. 18 Feb. 
1663 ; Marv, b. 8 ilay, 1667 ; Eliftchim, b. 10 July, 1669 ; John, b. 10 
April, 1672'; Elizabeth, 27 Sept. 1674. 

John Mawoblt, m. Mary Newbury, 10 Dec, 1664; chil. Benjamin, 
K 13 October, 1666; Margaret, b. 4 Feb. 1668; Joseph, b. 21 Dec. 
1670 ; Mary, b. 3 May, 1673 ; Consider, 21 Nov. 1675. 

JoBN MoBES, [Simsbury] m. Mary Brown. 18 May, 1653 ; cbiL John, 
b. 15 June. 1654; William, b. 1 Sept. 1655; Thoma-s. b. 19 Feb. 1658; 
Mary. b. 2 Dec. 1661 ; Sary, b. 2 Feb. 1662 ; Margaret, b. 2 Dec 16C6; 
Timothy, b. Feb. 1670 ; Martha, b. 3 March, 1672 ; Mindwell, b, 13 Dec 

AsDHEW MooRE, [lived in Simsbury] m. Sara Phelps, Feb, ; chil. 
Rara,b, Dec 167-; Andrew, b, 15 Feb. 1674; Debora, b. 31 May, 1677; 
JonulLan, b. 26 Feb. 1679. 

Thomas Maskel, [Simsbury,] m. Bethia Parsons, 10 May, 1660; 
diiL Bclhia, b. 6 March, 1660; Thomas, b. 19 March, 1661; Abigayl, b. 
27 Nov. 1663 ; Thomas, b. 2 Jan. 1665 ; John, b. 19 Nov. 1667 j Elisa- 
beth, b. 19 OcL 1669. He d. 1671. 

Simon Miller, [or Mills] m. Mary Buell, 23 Feb. 1660; Samnel, and 
Simon, twins, b. 23 April, 1661 ; Simon, bap. 11 May 1679 ; Mary, b. 8 
Dec 1662; Simon b. 1 May, 1667; John, b. 2 June, 1668 ■. Satft,\j. \^ 
BepL I67a 

230 Record of Windior, Ct. ' [April, 

Benjamin Newbert, m. Mhry Allyn 11 June, 1646; eliil. Mary. b. 

10 March, 1647 ; Sara, b. 14 June, ISSO ; Hwina, b. 22 Dec. 1652 ; Be- 
beca, b. 2 May, 1G55 ; Thomaa, b. 1 Sept. lGd7 ; Abigftyl b. 14 March, 
1659 ; Margaret, b. 23 Oct 1660 ; Beiijamm, b. 20 April, 16G7 ; Uanna, 
b. I July. 1673. 

JoaiAS Orton, m Mai^aret Pratt, June, 1641 ; chil. Jobn, b. 17 Feb. 
1647 ; Mury, b. IG May, 1650 ; Sara, b. 22 Aug. 1G52 ; Elizabeth, b. 1 
'cL 1654. 

John Owen. [Simabury,] m. Eebepa "Wade, 3 OcL 1650 ; Joniaft. b. 8 
Sept. 1651 ; John, b. 5 Not. I(i52 ; John, b. 23 April, lRiJ4 ; NaUtaniel, 
b. 9 April. 1656 ; Daniel, b. 2» March, 1 658 ; Joseph, b. 23 OcU 1 660 ; 
Mary, 5 Dec, 1662 ; Benjamin, b. 20 Sept. 1664 ; Rebecca, b. 28 March, 
1666; Obedia. b. 12 Dec 16C2^Isack, b. 27 May, 1670 ; John Owen d. 
in Windsor, 1 Feb. 1698 a 7(/ 

RoBARD OuLi>, m. Susanna Hosford, — Dec. ; chil. Robard b. 9 

Oct. 1670; Jonathan, b. 4 Jan. 11372. 

John Osborn, m. Ann Onldag, 19 May, 1645 ; chil. John, h. 10 Jan. 
1645; Ann, b. 15 Jon. 1647; Natlianiel, b. 10 March, 1649; Saiauel b. 
25 July, 1652 ; Mary, b. 16 April, 1655 ; Hanna, b. 18 Dec. 1657 ; Sam- 
uel, b. 8 May, 1668; Isack, b. 28Sepl. 1664; Sara, b. 8 Feb. 1666 ; Es- 
ther, b. 9 Aug. 1662. 

John OanoN, junr. in. Abigail EgeUton, 14 Oct. 1669 ; chiL Abigail, 
b. 2 March, 1671 ; Mindwell, b. 2 Jan. 1673 ; Ann, h. Jan. 1675 ; llarj, 
b. Jan. 1677. 

JosiAH Owen, [Simabury] m. Mary O^bom. 22 Od. 1674 ; chil. Jo- 
Bias, b. 6 June, 1675 ; Isiack, b. 4 June, 1678 ; Mary, b. 15 Feb. 167'J. 

OuLD Mr. William Phelps, [Simsbury] m. in England. He d. U 
July, 1672, and his widow 27 Nov. 1675 ; chil. William, Samuel. Nathan- 
iel, and Joseph, b. in England ; Timothy, b. in Windsor, Aug. 1639 ; Ma- 
ry, b. in Windsor, March, 1644, m. Thomas Barber. His son WUliam 
Phelps m Isabel Wilson, 4 June, 1C4G; "now since twenty-nine years, 
and has not a child, 15 July, 1674." After her deulh he m. 20 Dec. 1676, 
Sarah daughter of Humphrey Pinney. 

Sauuel I'mblps, [Simabury] m. Sara Griswold, 10 Not- 1650; chiL 
Samuel, bap. 6 Sept. 1652 ; Timothy, b. (ict. 1656. m. Sarah GaylonI, 18 
Nov. 1680, for his 2d wife he m. Sarah Pratt, 13 Nov. 1690 ; he d. 1712; 
Sara, b. March, 1653, m. John Mansfield, 13 Dec 1683 j Mary b. Oct. 
165S ; William, b. 3 Nov. 1660, m. Hannah Hayden. 4 Jan. 1693 ; John. b. 
7 July, 1662, d. without issue; Ephrum.b. 1 Nov. lC63,m. Mary Jogp-r^ 

11 May 1691, d. 1697; Abigayl, b. IC May, 16CG; Josias. b. 15 Dec. 
1667, ra. Sarah WincheJI, 2G April, 1G90. Samuel Phelps died 15 May, 

Nathaniki. PnELPa, [Simsbury,] m. Elizabeth Copley, 17 SepL 1650, 
removed to Northampton, and d. there ; chil. Mary, b. 21 June, 1651 ; Na- 
thaniel, 2 April, 1653 ; Abigayl, b. 5 April, 1655 j William, b. 22 June, 
1657, [in Northauiplon.] 

TiMOTHi Phelps, [Simshury] m. Mary GriBwolil, 19 May, 1661, d. 
1719; Timothy, b. 1 Nov. 1663, m. Marlha Crow, 4 No*. 1686, d. 1689; 
Joseph. b. 27 Sept. 1666, m. Sarali llosibrd, 18 Nov. lC86,d. 1716; VTA- 
liam, b. 4 Feb. 1668 ; Cornelius b. 26 April, 1671 ; Mary, b. 1 4 Aug. 1673, 
d. 23 March. 1690; Samuel, b. 29 Jan. 1675; Nallianicl, b. 7 Jan. 1677: 
Sara, b. 27 Dec. 1679, d. without issue ; Abigail, b. 5 June, 1682 ; Hao- 
tutb, b. 4 Aug. 1684 ; Ann, b. 2 Oct. 1686 ; Martha, b. 12 Not. 1686. 

\T» be c(mtii>u«d.'\ ^ t,^ fc 1,%\ 

185L] Memoir of Bugh Peters. 



[ Qmiimicd Jrom the last BiiloTicat and Genedogiad RegiHer.'] 

This was the persuasion of Petrrs, however it criisaed his strong 
and habitual benevolence. Of his own parishioners, several were 
among the remonstrants in favor of Wheelwright, who were all 
disarmed, lest they might re-enact the scenes of violence, commit- 
tee! by the Anabaptists in Germany. 

As a trust of prime importance to the literary and religious 
interests of an infant colony, Peters is elected a member of the 
Overseers of the College. 

At the same session, he enjoyed the high satisfaction of know- 
ing, that the Legislature granted to Joan Ames, the worthy relict 
of his colleague in Rotterdam, Dr. Ames, £40. Thus generously 
dealing, they mention her deceased husband, as "of famous 
memory." She, having come over with her children and his 
valuable library, had been granted land at Salem, and received as 
a member of the church there. Such beneficence was most pro- 
bably manifested through the kind regard and exertion of Peters, 
who was the sincere friend of Amca and his family. Hia attach- 
ments were far from being the mere " shade, that follows wealth 
and fame," and leaves the afflicted without consolation. 

1639. About this time, he visits the portion of his flock at 
Enon, afterwards Wenham. He favors them and their neigh- 
bors with one of his pithy and pertinent discourses. The spot, 
then selected for his stand, was the top of a beautiful hill, near 
what was recently the stage road and the margin of the spacious 
pond. His text, according to his frequent custom, is strikingly 
suited to the localities of the situation. It is, " In Enon, near to 
Salhn, because there was much water there." The eminence, so 
nsed as a natural pntpit, still bears the surname of this distin- 
guished divine. Like most mementoes of human actions, it ia 
gradually diminished before the inroads of inventive convenience. 
What strange occurrences time brings to pass! Near the very 
place, where Peters made his dying speech on the scaflbld, there 
may be now seen, in the proper season, advertisements of " Wen- 
ham Lake— Ice for sale." 

Among the several conferences, between Peters, his Elder, and 
other brethren, and the followers of Williams, who separated from 
the Salem Church, was one with Francis Weston. This person, 
who intelligently and ingeniously sustained his cause, presented 
tiie subsequent complaints. That he was not tolerated in asking 
questions in time of public worship, on the Lord's day, without 
tfie imputation of pride and self-sufficiency. That the Church 
communed with Mr. Lathrop's Church, who did the same in rela- 
tion to the Church of England, and, therefore, the first o(tlve?«. 
bodies was alike chargeable with the second ol them. "XW^. 

232 Memoir of EugJi Peieri. [ AprO, 

Peters had publicly remarked, with respect to the separatists, that 
it was "better to part, than to live contentiously." He replied, 
that it was true, but he meant that such an act should be " in a 
way of Christ" That the wife (1) of Peters and others, who 
came from Rotterdam after he did, had been received as memben 
of his church at Salem, though by an unintentional omission, 
they brought no letters of recommendation. However he had 
spoken in their behalf, and was the principal means of their 
acceptance, yet, to meet the wish of objectors, he agrees with tlie 
majority, to send thither for such testimonials. This controversy 
favors us with the fact, that his first wife emigrated hither to aid 
him in the great WQrk, to which he had consecrated his time and 
energies. On these occasions he prominently exhibited adisposi- 
tion of candor and kindness. He granted the accused a fair 
opportunity to vindicate themselves in truth and righteoasnes^ 
With him, it was neither pruiciple nor practice, that might was 
always right. 

March 13. Again is Peters placed by the Govennnent on a 
committee for compiling a code of laws. 

April 12. With the other chim;hes, his own solemnly keep a 
fast day for divine deliverance from the threatening evil of a Gen- 
eral Governor for the Colonies, and the consequent dissolution of 
their charter privileges, and the loss of all their religious freedonii 
for which they had prayed, toiled, and suffered. This was em- 
phatically a time of trial for him and the founders of the Com- 
monwealth, who were in imminent peril of being brought under 
the power of the dominant party in England, from which they had 
fled. Sooner than give up then present liberties, they felt them- 
selves sacredly bound to resist the forces, which they expected 
would be sent over to impose upon them, the dreaded yoke of 

November 12. As an encouragement for the unwearied pains 
of Peters to advance theirs, as well as the country's best good, the 
proprietors, among whom he dwelt, grant him 230 acres of 
land, (2) in addition to 50 more at the head of Forest River the 
previous year, part of which bears his name to this day. 

Dec. 6. He attends the execution of Dorothy Talby, one of his 
parish, in Boston. Under a false impression, that she had been 
commanded from heaven, to kill her husband, ehUdren and hers^elf, 
she tried to fulfil it, but only succeeded to take the life of one 
among the children. He cautioned the spectators against the 
pernicious eflects of compliance with imaginary revelations. 

1639, May 22. As he was favorably known in Holland, the 

(1) There w 

(S) Ho had a lot, "over again'l Ihe meeting hou»e on tits north tiilc," in Salcn. 
Hi* afCcnlaoldaqiiarterDraa (UTS ofil ror40B. in leS2. It it liketir. thai hi* baan 
■toodonor near the spot •Ofiarchued. Peters, in hi* hitlor? of CoDnwiinit.*Bji, (ImI 
b'u rrlallvG, Hugh, had tlie jard befora such dwollint:. pared with flint atoau frao 

England, und s well, surrouudetl vii^ imuW ^&iemcat,for the Kc<«iiiinodatloa tf all 

who wished for walOT there. 

1851.] Memoir of Eugh Peters. 233 

Gcnercl Court request him to send thither, in their behalf, for 
of a supply of match (1) and saltpetre. They vote him 500 acres 
of land for his public services. 

June 25. With respect to his domestic affairs, he had an Indian 
servant, called Hope, (2) probably one of the Pequod captives. 
This person is brought to our notice in a way, unfavorable to hia 
character, A Court record informs us, that, for intemperance and 
running away, he was sentenced fo be whipped. The employ- 
ment of such natives in families, was anciently common in New 

July 1, By the vote of his church, and in accordance with regu- 
lar usage, he notifies the Dorchester church, that Roger Williams 
and others, who had been members of the former, and had failed 
to make concessions, requisite for the continuance of such a rela- 
tion, had been excommunicated. While deeply regretting tlie 
causes which terminated in the exclusion of those, who settled 
Provi<ience, he could no longer omit such a custom and etill har- 
monize with the ecclesiastical order of the Colony. 

16-10, Jan. 2. Before this date, Peters had been called to taste 
the bitterest sorrows in the death of his first wife, to whom he was 
strongly attached, and of whom he made honorable mention. 
She, like many a noble sister of humanity, made large sacri- 
fices for the rich heritage, which we enjoy. Though for her and 
their dust^ 

No " frail memorial, Btilt crccud nigh, 
Implores ihe pasaing tribute oF a sigh,'' 

still it will awake and assume its spiritual forms, which will 
rejoice in the endless smile of approving Deity, He had recently 
married Mrs. Deliverance Sheffield, a member of the Boston 
Church, (3) who is now dismissed to the Salem Church. He 
was soon bereaved of the enjoyment in her society, which he had 
anticipated, by her being deprived of reason. He was called to 
endure bo deep a calamity for twenty years, to the tragic close of 
his life. 

March 18. He receives an intelligent and talented colleague 
in the person of Edward Norris, to share with him the responsi- 
bilities of the clerical calling. 

Nov. He attends the formation of a Church at Lynn, com- 
posed of individuals who had emigrated thence and settled on 
Long Island On the same occasion, he takes part in the ordina- 
tion of Abraham Pierson, as their guide in the spread of Gospel 
knowledge and influences. 

1641, Feb. 2. As emigration to this country had much dimin- 
ished, from the greater enjoyment of freedom in England, and 
shipping was needed to carry on the colonial trade, Peters, " a man 

(1) Thii article WBi gcaerallj used with muskcta, initcad ofSiaU. 

(2) An Indirni of this name, a slave of Edwnrd Win- 
b; au agent to Jobn Mainronl, of llnrbadoea, Jan. 12, !& 

(3^ She Joined tbeBottaa Cbarcb, March 10, 1639. 

984 Memoir of ffugh Peters. [April, 

of a very public spirit and singular activity for all occasions," a." 
Winthrop observes, stirs up his people to have a ship bailt of 300 
tons. The inhabitants of Boston were stimulated by this exam- 
ple, to do likewise, though their vessel was of less tonnage. 

The friends of New England, who were in the mother country, 
sent over advice, that agents should be dispatched thither to notice 
the national movements, and embrace opportunities to obtain the 
favor of Parliament in behalf of the colonists. A prominent 
motive for such a proposal, was, that advocates here, experimen- 
tally acquainted with the Congregational polity, might help there 
to counteract the' powerful influence of the Presbyterians. The 
Assistants, having consulted with several of the Elders, proposed 
Weld, of Roxbury, Hibbens, of Boston, and Peters, of Salem, for 
BO important an embassy. The Governor, nearly aD the magis- 
trates, and some of the Elders wrote, and desired the society of 
the last town, to relinquish the services of their minister, desig- 
nated for such a trust Endicott, one of his principal parishioners, 
argued against the request, but Humphrey, another, took opposite 
ground. The answer of his people waw, that the severance of his 
connection with them, even for a limited period, was a greater 
Bacrifice, than they felt themselves bound to make. Winthrop 
relates, that the main cause of such a response, was their fear, 
lest Peters should be detained in England, or diverted to the 
West Indies, whither Humphrey expected to go under the auspices 
of Lord Say and his associates, 

April, tor the purpose of effecting a reconciliation between 
the adherents of Hanserd KnoUes, on the one part, and those of 
Thomas Larkham, on the other, both clergymen, at Piscataqoa, 
Peters went thither in company with Simon Bradstreet and Rev. 
Timothy Dalton. They successfully performed their errand and 
experienced the blessedness of peace-makers. In attempting to 
visit Accomenticus, Peters and Dalton, with two others, lost their 
course and wandered two days and a night, destitute of food, in 
wet and snow. Thus impenled, they were nigh perishing, bats 
kind Providence heard their cry, and gave them deliverance. Lecb- 
ford states, that Peters "went a second time for appea^ngtbe 
same T^iffere nee and had a commission from the Governor under 
his hand and public seal to bring the case before the Court of 
Justices there, whose descision was adverse to KnoUes and hb 

June 2. The Legislature renew their application for filling the 
number of their commissioners to London. Their address is, 
" The Court doth entreat leave of the Church of Salem for Mr. 
Peters to go for England." So pressed again on this subject, they 
denied their own wishes for the sake of the greater benefit of the 
Commonwealth, and very reluctantly gave up the teachings and 
society of their pastor. 

July 27. About to comply with this pressing call, he empower? 
his worthy deacons, GoU ai\d Horn, as follows : " If the Lord 
continue my life, then l\\eTe\3^ Ao aw\WT\i.ft VW^sv to do all my 
affairs, as if myaelf were pTeften\.,M u\\ooVvRif,vo.\a TO^VwMfcjNB 

1851.] Memoir of Bagh Peters. 235 

dispose of my ground, mill, and other things, as in wisdom they 
shall see meet." Such a needful act of prudence, no doubt, 
brought over his spirit its usual associations of sadness, lest the 
places, on which he had often looked, as familiar acquaintances, 
might soon cease forever to feel tLe pressure of his feet and to meet 
the greeting of his eyes. 

Aug. 3. Having prepared for his voyage, depressed at the 
thought of separating from a beloved flock, but sustained with the 
promises of discharged obligation, Peters and his two colleagues 
depart, on their important embassy, by tiie way of Newfound- 
land. Their instructions are to congratulate Parliament on their 
success ; to petition them for a repeal of impost, but not to receive 
privileges Irom tliem so as to commit the Colony, as an ally, in 
any event. This, of course, had reference to the doubtful issue of 
the contest, between the Royalists and the Reformers of govern- 
ment. The Agents were, also, desired to inform the creditors of 
our merchants, that a reason, why they had delayed to forward 
payment for goods, was the embarrassment of their trade. 

Bmbarked on an enterprise of great uncertainty as well as re- 
sponsibility, Peters had ground to expect, that, if spared to tread 
once more on the soU of his native land, the aspect of its civil and 
ecclesiastical concerns, would strike him very differently from what 
H was when he last bade it farewell. Prior to his leaving New 
England, he had learned that Parliament were " set upon a gene- 
ral reformation of Church and 'State ; " that Bishop Laud and the 
chief supporters of his policy, were imprisoned, and, that, however 
the Presbyterians, especially the Covenanters of Scotland, held 
great sway, and were strenuous for adopting their form of religion, 
as the national standard, yet there was hope for Independency 
and the opportunity for its advancement should be seasonably 
improved. Hence the cause, on which his heart was set, and for 
which he had made many sacrifices of personal promotion, con- 
venience, and comfort, had assumed an encouraging appearance 
and urged hira onward to the kingdom, where exertions for its 
ascendancy could be most hopefully made. 

Having reached Newfoundland, he and his colleagues were dis- 
appointed in not securing a passage so soon as they anticipated. 
But Weld and himself did not sutler the days of their detention, 
to pass away without useful employment. " They preached to 
the seamen of iJie Island, who were much affected with the word 
taught, and entertained tliem with all courtesy." They wisely 
believed, that beneficence done to fellow beings in obscurity, 
would stand as fair for them in their final account, as though it 
had been performed in the grandest metropolis of earth. The 
question with tlie Great 1 Am, is not wliere his will is obeyed, 
but how. 

Oct. 10. After the news that Peters and his associates were 
thus on the way to their father-land, a commission (1) is made 

(I) If this docDiniMit iftichrd Pclcrs ttmid ihc troublons srenot of Englftnd,Ui cuim 
to bUhandi. us from ilic Colonc of Conncciicui, audnol from iho diMvntV cwnxiM*") tA 
Banfoid, wboJad pardiMMOd Jiuidi toe that puiicaLu iue,iibns iba Duu^ ttx 

236 Memoir of Hugh Petert. [April, 

out for him personally. It was signed by Haynes and Winthrop, 
the former Governor of Connecticut, and the latter, sustaining a 
like olfice in Massachusetts. Its object was described, asfoUow;: 
" Whereas the bearer, Mr. Hugh Peters, minister of Salem, Is sent 
at the public request to England, to negotiate with the present 
Parliament there about such matters as concern us, which we con- 
fide to his care and fidehty, this is to authorize him, if occasion 
permit him to go to the Netherlands, to treat with the West India 
Company then', concerning a peaceable neighborhood between ua 
and those of New Netherlands, and whatever he shall further think 
proper touching the West Indies." Then several propositions 
were subjoined, which contain fair offers for the territory on Con- 
necticut River, held and claimed by the Dutch authorities of 
New Netherlands, and a continual source of perilous controversy 
between them and the English in that vicinity. A reason why 
Winthrop took part in the matter, was, that Massachusetts exer- 
cised jurisdiction over some of the land, conquered from the 
Pequods, and in the quarter liable to aggressions from the Dutch 
of Manhattan. The intrusting of ho important a negotiation to 
Peters, was a compliment to his integrity and intelligence, as well 
as to his love for New England. 

1642. Having reached London, the location of his former and 
abundant popularity and usefiilness, and, also, of persecution for 
non-conformity, Peters attended to the calls of his mission so far, 
as circumstances allowed. Subsequently reverting to this period 
of his eventful life, he thus expressed himself. I continued iu 
Massachusetts, "till sent hither by the Plantation to mediate 
ease in customs and excise, the country being poor, and a tender 
plant of their own setting;" and to obtain "some supplies for 
learning, etc., because I had been witness to the Indians, receiv- 
ing the Gospel there, in faith and practice. I had nothing to 
support me, but the Parliament's promise. Not being able, in a 
short time, to compass my errand, I studied with a constant pur- 
pose of returning. I found the nation embroiled in troubles and 
war; the preaching was, Curse ye Meroz, from Scotland to Eng- 
land; the best ministers going into the field, in which, without 
urging, I was embarked in time." On his trial, he was represented 
by one of the witnesses, as having told him, that the main object 
of his re-visiting England, was to advance the revolution and 
reformation. This statement was probably an inference from the 
conversation, on which it was predicated. True, it was in accor- 
dance with the principles and wishes of himself, as well as of the 
authorities, who sent him over. Both he and they knew, that if 
the struggle for the permanent correction of the national govern- 
ment, as it had lately been, should fail, the civil and ecclesiasiical 
liberties of the Puritan Colonies, would be destroyed. Hence, it 

cUimi and b trading citibliBhmcnt nmr the i*me (Dim, s ctiicf cbqm of the diffiraltirs 
nhich cxixicd. Kol making such a distinrlion, O'Cilkghan in lii^ rnliiBlile hiHot; tl 

New lictlieT]u\is, which contiuns the Commiuioit, p. sas, mv<, Ihai Winthrop v. I. p. 

3a. em in asurrting, that Peters Ai4 nol iweiit ». Comm\»W tram Hanford, wheB 

1S51.] Memoir of Hugh Pctera. 237 

was not Htrangc, that he and they, while regarding their own 
cause as jaat, should desire and act, aa opportunity presented 
for the defeat of its avowed and hostile antagonist. The Inde- 
pendents, with whom he became connected, were soon convinced, 
that, having drawn the sword against Royalty, it would be con- 
8ist«;nt for them to tlirow away the scabbard. Still, when he 
embarked for the metropolis of hia native land, all was uncertain 
as to the issue of the contest, and it is likely, that the most he and 
the Colonial Rulers expected, was a greater restraint to the power 
of the Crown and the security oi' larger freedom to its subjects. 
To this e-ttent, he was probably disposed to be understood, when 
speaking of the silent intention of his embassy, in connection 
with its expressed instructions. Such an acknowledgement was 
treason in the view of the Cavaliers, but patriotism in that of the 

August. Some fruits of the industrious and benevolent activity 
of Peters and his associates, reach Boston. They were a needed 
supply of linen, woollen, and other goods, to the amount of £500, 
which were contributed by friends to this country. Through the 
endeavors of such Agents, Richard Andrews, of London, renewed 
his generous intercourse with our fathers, by presenting to them 
a claim of his for £500, for the use of their poor, on the Company 
of Plymouth, Near this time, they also obtained £150 from 
Lady Moulson and other donations from the liberally inclined, 
for the benefit of the College. 

September. Letters had been received from Puritan members 
of both houses of Parliament, for Cotton, Davenport, and Hooker 
to visit England and attend the Synod, appointed there, to con- 
sider and advise about Church Government. The aid of these 
Divines was particularly desired and needed, because they had 
practical acquaintance with religious Independency, which was 
comparatively at a low ebb there, while Presbyterian ism continu- 
ed at full flood. While the subject of ecclesiastical polity was 
generally regarded by the Kingdomasof great importance, seeing 
that Hierarchy had been suppressed, a communication came 
from Pef«rs and Weld, advising, that the visit of such ministers 
be suspended, because a rupture had taken place between the 
Xing and Parliament, They were hearkened to and thus for this 
and other reasons, they had not these valuable assistants to help 
them contend for their Platform of Congregational Order, in 
Westminster Assembly. 

Hibbens who had taken leave of Peters and Weld, arrived at 
Boston, and in compliance with the custom, publicly related be- 
fore the Church the events of his agency. 

Referring to an audience with his Majesty, near this date, 
Petcra observed, " I had access to the King about my New Eng- 
land business. He used me civilly." 

In the latter part of the current year, Peters had an invitation 

to visit Ireland, then in rebellion, as a chaplain in the Parlimen- 

tary service for the defence of the Kingdom and ottYve ^ToltataTA 

niigion. Preparations for such an expedition, accoi^i\f^\A%>»u^ 


238 Memoir of Eagh Peters. { April, 

■worth, were making in London on the 3d of November. In 
a relation of the oecurreiice to his daughter, Ptters remark.*, 
" Most of ^our London, godly ministera, being engaged in 
person, purse, and preaching in the trouble. I had the pay o( 
a preacher." As an addition to this, his laat publication baa the 
passage, " My first work was, with the first, to go lor Ireland, 
which I did with many hazards ; then I was at sea, with my old 
patron, the Earl of War\vick, to whom I owed ray life." Employ- 
ed amid scenes of peril and misery, which ever accompany civil 
war, his heart often ached and his wish was to afford reUef to the 

1643, Jan 30. An ordinance is issued by Parliament for "loans 
and contributions for Ireland, as well from the United Provinces, as 
from England and Wales." The document begins, " Whereas 
the gasping condition of the Protestants in Ireland is too much 
manifest, their estates devoured, their lives daily sacrificed, not only 
to the malice of their and our bloody enemies, the Popish Rebi^K 
but, also, to the more unavoidable executioners, starving, cold, 
and hunger, their sorrows hardly t'l be equalled, nor their utter 
destruction possible to be prevented, but by the great and unde- 
served mercy of God, upon some speedy supply of their grevious 
necessities." With such an appeal before him, whose sad reali- 
ties he had seen with his own eyes, followed with an application 
for his labor to give it effect, Peters needed no solicitation. His 
generous impulses far outstript his swiftest facilities of travel. He 
hastened to Holland, the sphere of his former usefulness and 
respectability, to obtain help for multitudes of such sufferers. 
Through his eloquence and activity, he collected nearly £30,000. 
With so noble a contribution from the friends of the Reformation, 
he went back to the field of his toils, and assisted in di^tributinig 
it among the needy, for whom he so magnanimously acted the 
part of a good Samaritan. Alter this distinguished compliance with 
the calls of philanthropy and religion, he returned to England, 

O'Callaghan relates, from credible authorities, that, while 
Peters was on such a mission of charity, his preaching, in several 
cities of Holland, was unfavorable to the cause of Charles I., and 
that, in Amsterdam, he charged him with encouraging the Irish 
Romanists in rebellion, against the Pariiamcnt, and in Ibeir con- 
sequent cruelties upon their Protestant countrymen. He fnrlhej 
states, that such a representation so deeply affected his audiences, 
" crowds of women gave their wedding rings " to relieve the many 
thus distressed. Boswell, the English embassador, being then in 
the Netherlands, complained of speeches, so made by Peters, to 
the Government, who showed far more favor to the Repoblican 
preacher, than to the loyal statesman. 

March 10. As a prominent object of Peters mission to 
London, the Parliament release New England from all duties on 
imports and exports to and from the mother countrj, which wiw 
for the home consumption of the colonists. Such compliance with 
bia wish, for the bene&t ot\ua U'iewia\\ei;«,'R.v\is,tWve yielded hiin 
*tiie feearivleJt joy." 

1851.J EarUeit Will* on Record in Suffolk County, Ms. 239 


[ContinacJ rrom pa^ 268, toL iv.] 

IIesrt Plimptos. 

Mr. Hibhtni, Mr. Glnwr ^ Reertrder, did graunt power to Administracon 

to j« estate of Hmrg fimp'on of Boston to Rieliard Waight on ye bebalf 

of ye creditors mid Iricnds of ye deecofed plie [party] and order that Le 

bring in aii Inuenlory of ye estate to ye next County Court. 


Wife of King of Waymoulh, seaman, will made ye 14tli day, 4 
mo., 1G"j2. — To dau. Saraii Hunt, all my wooden moveables, w''' were 
mine l>efore I married wilh my now liusband, John -Kinif, at also one bed 
with ye furniture, also one piece of Btuffe for a suite p'ped [|irepared] by 
her owne fallier for lier, w"' my fanire couler water cbamlett gowne. The 
charge and care of the oversight of her I comitt to Mr. Tliomat Thatcher, 
Mr. Richard Golliott and Mitt Kinsley of Dorchester, lo disjwse of her 
and her estate for her best advantage. 

To dnu. Hutu Barker the rest of my wearing ctoalhes. w'" y' greater 
hair of my larger linen, ye lesser half being reserved ibr my dnu. Sarah ; 
»3ao lo dan. Ruth one bed w"* ye furniture \ to dau. Susanna Bealh one 
little Hockebed. 

My husband John King to be saued harmless from alt his debte and dis- 
buTvtraents laid out of any other way. it being answered out of my pticular 
estate ; — That my eonne J-iS'/ih Barker be my executor, wholly and sole- 
ly, to whom I give the rest of my estate w"" any right in Thomas Perri- 
man my seruanl. In case Ejihruim Hunt shall iiue my sonne Jotepk as 
executor, and recover any thing of him for disbursements to myselfe, that 
then it shall arise eijually ujion y* whole estate, as well legacies as else. 

I entreat Mr. Tlioiaat Thatcher, Mr. Rieh'd Oollieotl and my husband 
lo be overseers. t„ 

Wilnea lo this will W/lm Toir.pson Ddrothv X Kingb 

Jane Smyth ""* 

Taken upon oath 21st day 8 mo. 1652 by WUm Tompson. Proved 
17lh November, 1652, at a Countie court before me John Glouer. 

At a Counte eourte, 2lGt of y' 7'" 8 month, IG52. 

klind Rfiwson, Recorder. 

At a Countie Court held at Boiilon, 18 ; : IGo2, power of administra- 
con to the estate of Enneh Hint, lale of Waymoulh deceased not yet ad- 
mtnislrcd, is granted to Ejihrim Hunt his Eonne. 

Edw'd Raipson Retorder, 

Wii.tJAM Blanchard. 
Tlie 27th of y' 7 mo. lCo2. William Bouchard of Boston, taylor 
being sicke : — To Hannah my wife the tliird pt of my estate, debts being 
paid, also all my household piwls, paying vnio John my sonne XX l* out 
of it when he shall accompli^he the age of 20 years, and tenne pounds to 
my dau. Himna when 18. John to have a double portion, and dau. Han- 
nah half so much of ye rest of my estate ; and if either dye before accom- 
plishing their ^es aboue said, the survivor ehaU huve \a!& ot ws v^tcqvv, 
«Bd irilfe/* other bait', ifrother John my beat Cloake ■, aislet Garliclt* (isir 

240 Sarliest WiUf on Jtecord in Suffolk County, M». (April, 

dren shall baue 40 i a peece. Jly dcare and loving molher, Anne Blan- 
chard to haue tlie Ileylbre that is iii ihe liancls of liieharil Jlamet ; and if 
an adventure roade by Capt. Ilunfield come well from Engl, ihat «he to 
have a suit of the best clolh of y'. To my father-in-law, JiverriUt ibree 
children, 20 s. apeicc ; and loving wife Hannah the benefit of m; ser- 
vants towards the bring vpp of my children. Wife Hannah my »ole 
executrix. I do inlrt-ate ]tlr. Jarntt Penne, Mr. Mdicard 7'i»gf, and 
inj loving faiher-in-law, lamtt EveriU to be ouerseeni. And haue pah- 
liehed this my last will in y' prenct of y* said Jama JCterill. loiia JtamU 
and Natkanifll Sowthtr, the day and ycre aboue said. It was fonher 
added that hie «iid ouerseers should haue 5 (. apeiee lor their paine*. 

In presence va Wjllm Blahcuaro. 

Jamet Eitrrell 

John Jiarrdl 

Naiha: Sowiher 

Proved by ilie deposition of Sowther ^ Evcrill before ye County Court 
18 Novr. 1G52. Edwd. Jtaieion, Record. 

Babnakd Caten. 

Octo. 9th 1638. Sonne John live aerca of lund out of my grvitt lott, 
Dest adioyning to his lott y' which he in to possess immediately after my 
decease, w"^ is to fulfill a promise made at his marriage. To wife nil •urh 
lands and goods as I now possess during her life. And when it shall 
appear her dayes drawe to an end. that slie w* ye rest of my friend* 
whom I put in trust, to diviile tlieis landti and goods to my rhildren e<]ual- 
1y. If she change her name by marriage with another man, then the 
shall, w" J* aduise of those my friends give porcons equally to my chil- 

Now tlieia my friends w"" I put in trust, to wee theis things done accord- 
ing to my will are 5Ir. JIfinxt the elder, my brother Dyfr &. Wi'hn Sun- 
nrr, & George Dyer & Will Strmner deposed before County Court, I9lb 
November, 1652, that this was the last will of Bernard Capeti, 

Edwd Ravtan, Record. 

John Capen deposed liefore y' County Court, ]9lh November. 16.52, 
that the lyme when hL; ffuther made the will was in y' yere 1688. 

Per Edtod Rawvni, Kecd. 

Jons Cotton. 
I John Cotton of Ba.<iton in New England, do make and declare this my 
last will and Testament. First, my soule w" God Imlh cliown and re- 
deemed, my body to be committed to the earth till y* day of resurrection 
of y' jusL The outward estate which God hath giuen me, as it ia y* will 
of God, so my will is. Out of it my debts be first paid, then my wife and 
children should line of y" resL And because y' small part of my houae, 
w"* S' Henry Vane built, whilst he sojourned with me, he by a deed gave 
it (at his departure) to my sonnc Seaborne, I doe y'fore leave it unto him 
as his by right, and together y'wilb liberty of comonage with hi* mother 
in y' south garden, w** lyeth vnder it; he carrying himself, (as 1 hope he 
will) respectively and obediently to his mother. My boohs I estimiile lu 
y* value of 1501, (tbongh they cost me much more) and becansp ihey ■re 
of vse only to my two sonnes. Seaborne & John, therefore 1 giac ihcni 
unto them both, to he devided by equal portions ; and wliat is wnniitig in 
their worth of 2001. to W supp^jei to ^^ ouv o^ to-j caVict jmotlr. Thp 
iike portion of an lOOL apiece 1 give Vo m'j vwo iauigitunv EbMArik b 

1851.] Earlieit Wills on Record in Suffolk County, Mi. 241 

Jfaiy, to be paid unto y™ by their mother, at 21 yrs. of i^e, or at day of 
marriage. And because Goil hath tailed me to expend y' moneycs I have 
received, so y' I leave my wife lilLle or noo ready money at all, y'fore for 
y' discharf^ of my debts, legacies and portions, I give vnto her, my well- 
beloued wife^ first all rents of hir house & garden in y* market place of 
Bofiton, in Lincolnshire, w"* are myne by right of marriage with her dur- 
ing my life. — I giue unto hir what moneyes were left in my brother 
Conet/rt hand, and are now in y' vsc of my sister Mary Coney big wife, or 
my cosigne John Coney their sonne, so far as any psell y'of remayneth in 
their hand. — I giiie vnto her ye dwelling house wherein I now live, with 
all the pl&te, goods, and fumituie, in every roome in y° hou!<e, together 
with all y" bames, edifices, gardens, backsides and fences w'*" lye about y" 
same, y' is, y* goods plale and furniture, for her owne prper vse., during 
her nolurall life, also my farme at Muddy River, with y° building thereon, 
and y* stocke, for y* belter education of my children, as by name my 
Sonne John at Cambridge, and for her owne maintenance. Sliould my 
wife dye before my children, my estate to he divided amg my child", my 
eldest Sonne Stabome to liave a double portion, and my yonger child", 
equall single pertions. But if it shall please y* Lord to lake my wife ft 
children by death, without heires descending fro me, or if they shall trans- 
plant y^selves from hence into Old England, then my will is {& 1 trust 
Kceplftble to y° will of God) and 1 do hereby bequeath and devise my 
ffiume and grounds at Muddy Biver, by two cquall moityes, the one moi- 
tye to Harvard Colledge at Cambridge for y* vsc of y' Colledge foreuer, 
ic y* other moity to ye* Deacons of y° church at Boston, towards y" main- 
tenance of y° free schoolc in Boston foreuer. 1 give to my cosigne Henry 
Smith, whilst he liveth with my wife, (for an acknowledgement of his 
fitrmer seruice Sc. an encouragement to be farther helpeful and seruiceable 
to her) his dyet and lodgeing with such apparell of myne as my wife shall eee 
meete ; also 20/ worth, in cattle or goods, to be kept for him at the fiirme. 
To my cosigne John Angier, with his wife and child (who now live in my 
]iouse) y' Bume of 10/, over and above what moneycs I have laid out for 
him formerly. To my kinswoman Martha Mellouie*, fine marks. To 
Sisabtth Clarke mj maide XX s. The rest of my goods and cballells to 
my deare wife Sara Cotlon, whom I nuike sole exutrix. 

This 30th of 9 : 1652 By me JonN Cotton. 

Witnea Jamts Pen, 

For a shdule I give to the church of Boston a silver tunn to he vaed 
amongst the other comvnioii plale. To my grand child Jietly Day, my 
seconde silver wine boule. 

This 12: 10 mo. 1652 By me Joii.\ Cotton. 

In witness Jamei Penn. 

Jno. Leverett. Proved by the oaths of Mr Jamea 

Wm. Ihvii. Ptun & Mr. William Davis, be- 

Nathanid Williami. fore the County Court, this 27 

January, 1652 [1653] 

[In the Will of i?anie/ ^auii of Dover, N. H., dated 17lb lima IG54, 
and proved 26 June, 1655, are some interesting facts connected with the 
present subject — " my body to be layd in the place of ordinary buriall 
near to my last wife " — " wliat few books I have I leave [to my succes- 
■or] for the use and benefit of such a one afl may be fit to have improve- 
ment, especially of those in the Hebrew tongue ; but in case such a oni; 
be not had, to let ihem go to som of the next congtegationaaXciTV ot 
BtUBpUai; except one boke titled ** Dei [VIIe^61e^ '«*'' l'«ia>ii\u»:wV& 

342 Sarlie»t Willi on Record in Suffolk County, M». [April, 

for Cambridge library, and my little Hebrew bible for Mr. Broct' — 
" And of my wiles i children, seeing I received some of her dubls since 
my marriage, of about II /, to have, (if my estate will reach) to the value 
of 20 uckerii" — " my best outward receiving coate to Mr. PemblHon, & 
14 *. to Mr. CtUts; 10* [due] lo George (Taflon w" Tito : Beard \s \o 
pay ; 4* to goodwifo Tueke of Hampton [Joanna wife of Robert Tuckt, 
wliod. 4 Feb. 1673] & 2U» lo one Ceorye Fri/rf [who was] dweUing in 
Boston, but was removed as waa sayd, to Sudbury, w'' I owed him for soin 
oonvdghance of som comoditos hither fro Boston. Something I am in- 
debted Mr, Newgate — bout 7* to Mr. [illegible] for Bora bokea — I de«ire 
Mr. Brock, William Pom/ret and Jo/ia HaU to undertake [illegiWe,] 
One thing there is of som greater importance, w" is a little [manuscript tj 
wrayped up iii ray de^ke w** I would ttave comitted to Mr, Brock to put 
into the hands of Mr. Bauenport, who as I heard, is intended go for Eng- 
land, that he would pruse, and for putting it forth I would leave it to bis 
wise and godly ordering of, — w** I think there is a trust of God in, and 
aom bcnelit to redound to Bom by. There is a booke of Mr. Nortona 
which ia entitled Orthodox Evangelist, w** 1 would have my sister CoUon 
to have, and another booke I borrowed of my brother Cotton, ia lo oome 
to his son Seaborn, [much illegible] Susan jfaltted — hiM bro. and sister 
& sister-in-law wtio have no need of supplyes for rac, I desire to be hearti- 
ly remembered to those, they arc ch — in years. In presence of WiUiam 
ffoAfioorfA, Job CUtnenti. 

Approved in Court, Jun 2Gth Kw5. BetifUd Femaid."— O^iedfim 
the original at Extter, N. H., bg Mr. A, M. Quint.] 


Whereas Almighty God having laid upon me a great affliction I think it 
my duty to dispose of y* small estate God haue giuen mee to p'vent trouble 
for tyme to come. And whereas the honorable Court haue established a 
lawec the eldest sonne shall haue a double porcon, my earnest desire is, 
ic to my griefe I speake il, my sonne being groune to some yeres proueth 
disobedient & stubborn against mee my desire ia he may be depriued of 
that benefit w'* others may justly enjoy, & I giue onto him my sonne Jbia 
H-dman 51)/. at 20 yrs of age. To Mary Holman bi)L at 18 yre of age, or 
at day of marriage. To my foure yongest child" 5(W. ea".'li at y' ape of W 
yrs. To my two sonncs Thomas 3f Samuel Holmcm, tc. to daus. Abigal i 
Hannah Holman 50L each, at dny of marriage or at IH yrs. of agp. ilj 
houaiug & land at Dorchester to my wife during her life ; Ac after her 
death, hiilfe to sonne Thomas Sf Samuel Holman, the other half wife lo dis- 
pose of as she see liiL Rest of estate to wife, her I make executrix. In 
case any child die before their porcon be due, then to bee att my wifes di^ 
pocing. My four yongest child" to remain w* their mother till they come 
to aee menconed. I apjwint my beloved brethren Richard CoUocoU ^ 
Wi&am Robrion to be overseers unto my wife ic children. This 10 day 
4 month 1652. 

Rich : GoUieolt Sf WiUm Robinson both of Dorchester deposed before 
the Majislrates, that on their pfeet knowledge this was y' las will o( Join 
Holman, owned by him bfere his death. 

Edward Rawson, Recorder. 

IT» be continued.'] 


Early Records of Boiton. 


(Conlinncd from VoL VI., page 98.] 

Jonathaa the sonnc of John fikrnum & Eliciibelh his £amum. 

wife was bome 16* (11°) ItiSS. 

Joanna the duuglit' of Johu Sonmm & Elisabeth liia wife 
was bome 3" (1") 1644. 

Ilattna the daughter of John Skmum & Eliaabeth his 
wife waa bome 9" (9°) 1642. 

Mary the tlftught' of Joseph ffarnwortb and EMsabelh his ffareworth. 
wife was borne 30° (1°) 1637. 

Hannah the daughf of Joseph Ifarncworlfa & Elisabeth 
his wife was borne 14» (10") 1638. 

RebeiTcah the daught'of Joseph fTarncworth & Elisabeth 
Lis wife was borne 2" (11°) 1639. 

Ruth the claughl' of Joseph ffamcwortli & Elisabeth his 
wife was borne 3° (4") 1642. 

Elieier the aonne of Barnabas ffbwer & Djmah his wife ffwivr. 

was bome 8" (7°) 1642. 

Dynah the wife of Baraahas ffower dyed 27" (7*) 1S42. 

John the BOnne of Johu ffrench & Graee his wife was Jfrmch. 

bome 28» (12") 1640. 

Thomas the sonne of Jolin ffrench & Gniee his wife was 
borne the 10° (5*) 1643. 

Jonathan the sonne of Rob' Efullcr & Anne his wife was faller. 

was bome 15° (G°) 1643. 

JoMph the Sonne of of Humphrey Gallop Sc Anne his Gallop, 

wife was bome anno 1633. 

Pelatiah the aonne of John Glover Sc Anne his wife was Glover. 

boroe the {7°) 1636. 

Bethyel the daughter of Ricliard Hewea &; Anne his wife Jfetoei. 

was bome 27° (5°) 1637. 

Deliverance the daughter of Richard Hewes & Anne his 
wife was borne 11' (4°) 1640. 

Constant the daughter of Richard llewea & Anne his 
wife was bome 17° (5°) 1642. 

Samuel the sonne of John Hill k, firancia his wife was Hill. 

bome the yeare 1640. 

Hannali the daughter of John Hill & firancis his wife 
was bome 1041. 

Mercy the daughter of John Hill & Srancis his wife was 
bome 1642. 

John the Sonne of John Holman &. Anne his wife was Hobnan. 

borne 23° (12°) 1637. 

Anne the wife of John Holman dyed 1° (10°) 1639. 

Thomas the sonne of John Ilohnmi &; his wife 

was bome 6° (6°) 1641, 

Abigail the daughter of John flohnnn & his wife 

was bome 1G42. 

Sarah the daughl' of Jonas Humphrey ic ffrancis his Humphrey. 
wife wa3buryed(7°) 1633. 

Hannah the daught' of Thomas Jones k, Ellen hie wite Jtmu. 



Early Mecord* of Boiton. 

Rebecca the daught' of Thomas Jones k Ellen his wife 
was bonie 9° (12°) 1641. 

Thomas eonne of Thomas Jones &; EUca his wife dved 
W (5") 1635. 

Elilad the Sonne of John Kingelowe was borne 1638. 

Kenewed the daughter of John Eingslowe was borne 
19° (1°) 16«. 

Elieser the Sonne of Richord Mather & Kathcrin his 
wife was borne 1G38. 

Joseph the sonnc of John ISfaudsley !c Elisabeth his wifu 
was borne 1C38. 

John the sonne of Thomas Uillet & Mary his wife was 
borne the 8' (5") 1635. 

Jonathan the sonne of Thomas Millet Sc Maiy his 
wife was borne 27" (5°) 1638, & dyed 15° [G°) 1638. 

Mary the daughter of Thomas Millet & Mary his wife 
was borne 26' (6") 1639. 

Mchitabcl the daughter of Thomas Millet Sc Mary his 
wife was borne 14° (1°) 1641. 

Hopeatill the sonne of Edmund Mannings Sc Maiy his 
wife was borne 15° (2°) 1637. 

Retume the sonnc of Edmund Mannings & Marj' his 
wife was borne 7° (7°) 1640. 

Talce heed the sonnc of Edmund Munnings & 'Mary 
his wife was borne 20° (8°) 1642. 

Deborali the daught' Robert Fearce & Anne his wife 
was bomo (12°) 1639 k dyed 15° (2") 1640. 

Joseph the sonne of John Fearce t Famell his wife was 
borne 30° (tt°) 1631. 

Abiiah the daughter of Joim Fearce & Famell his wife 
was borne 17° (5°) 1633. 

John the sonne of John Pearce tc Pnraell his wife was 
borne 3° (1°) 1634 fc dyed the 30° (1°) 1634. 

Nehemyah the sonne of John I'earce & & Famell his 
wife was born 12" {5°) 1637 & dyed (8°) 163D. 

Famell the wtfe of John Fearce dyed (8°) 1639. 

Mary the daught' of John Pearce & Mary his wife was 
borne 6° (1°) 1638. 

Nehemyah the sonne of John Pearce & Mary his wife 
was borne 17° (11°) 1631. 

Mary Ihe daughter of John Phillips & Joanna his wife 
was bome (2°) 1633 & dyed (4°) 1640. 

John the sonne of John Phillips & Joanna his wife was 
bome (2°) 1635. 

Israel ihe sonne of John Phillips & Joanna his wife was 
bome 3° (4°) 1642 & dyed (7°) 1743. 

Mary the daughter of John Phillips & Joanna his wtf^ 
was bomo (2°) 1636 & dyed (2°) 1636. 

Deboroah the danghler of Wm. Fihberry & Dorothie 
his wife was bome IG' (2°) 1642. 

Job the sonne of Willm Filsberry & Dorothie his wife 
was bome 16° (8°) 1643. 

Abigail the daughter nf George Proctor & Edcth hi« 
wife was bome 24' (6°J 1037. 

[^To be coMiw*td.'\ ' ' ^ 









1851.] Vaughan and Shannon Families. 245 


[Conimunicaled hj SiU^soN, M.D., of Moultonboro', N. H.] 

1 the hopa 

Os Ihe maternal aide, Maj. William Vaughan, waa of Welsh extraction, 
and bred in Loadon, under Sir Josioh Ckild. He came early in life to 
Portsraomh, N, II., and, probably was in the employ of tlie Cutts's. He 
married Margarell, dau||liler of Ritliard CutlB, «ih Dec, 1 668 ; she died, 
22d Jan'y, 1 61)0, aged 40. He was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 
from 1680 to 1686, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, from 1708 
to 1715, He waa also of the Council. Hia children were, Eleanor, bom 
5lh March, 1669, wife of Richard Waldron ; Mary, bom March 6th, 1671, 

wife of Mr. Thing ; Cults, bom March 9lh, 1673 ; George, bora 

April 13lh, 1676; Bridget, bom July2d, 1678, wife of Nathaniel Gcirisb, 
Es4. ; Margaret, bom Dec., 30th, 1680 ; Abigail, bom May 5th, 1683 ; 
Elixubeth, bora April 26tli, 1 686. George Vaughan waa married to Eliza- 
beth Elliot, 9ih Jan'y, 1700 j their children were, Sarah, bom Feb'y 8th, 
1701, married to Doct. Ross; •William, bom Sept. 12, 1703; Margaret, 
bom Aug. 21st, 1705, died young ; George, boro 2d July, 170G ; Eliza- 
beili, bora Oct. 8tli. 1707, wifeof William Bennet ; Abigail, bom March 

I lib, 1709, wifeof Mr. Wentworth; Elliot, bom April 12th, 1711; 

Mary, born April 26lh, 1713, wife of Cutis Shannon ; Jane, bom Detfr 
27lh, 1714, wife of Mr. [Jamea?] Noble, of Boston. 

Elliot Vaughan, married Anne, daughter of Col. Timothy Gerriah, 
1736 ; hia children were, Sarah, bom 1739, wife of Jotham Rindge, of 
Portsmouth, N. H. ; she died at Pittsfield, N. IL, Feb'y, 1826, at the resi- 
dence of her grand-daiiglilcr, Mrs, Thomas Shannon; William, bora 
March 14th, 1745, died June lOtli, 1826 ; George, bom June, 1747, died 
in Boston ; Jane, Iwm 1751, married Am m i Wise, of Westbrook, Me., 
died January 7th, 1831. 

Geoi^ Vaughan, waa Lieut. Gov. of New Hampshire, fnim July ISlh, 
1715, to Dec, 1717; hia Commission is still in existence, and in the hands 
of hia great grandson, Doct. Thomas Shannon, of Moullonboro*, N. H. Hia 
widow married Gov. Belcher of MasH.t[?] 

On the Shannon side, there were two brothers ; the elder, Sir Robert 
Shannon, waa Mayor of the City of Dublin, Ireland ; he died without 
is8ue — a batchelor. The other brother, emigrated to PoriBmouth, N. H. 
While on the pnasoge, he had a son bom, whom ho named Sea-bora, who 
was afletwanl a ship-mailer, and died in the West Indies ; he married a 
daughter of Major William Vaughan ; his sons were. Cutis, and Nathaniel ; 
C'uim waa a Lawyer at Portamouth, married Ulary, the daughter of 
I.L Gov. George Vaughan, and died suddenly, aged 4G — his widow died at 
Moullonboro', in 1793, aged 80, at the residence of her sou, Nathaniel 

• William Tanghikn, son of Ll Got. George Yaaghan, was a Lt Colonel, and 
planned ibe Expeclilioo lo Louisliui%;h, wbii^b receivra) (be approbation oftbe Britiih 
Government ; be bad ihc commiind of a Division, and waa Ibc tiret to enter one of tha 
most importaol TorU, nndcr Iho Chief CommBiider, Sir William PcppcrcU ; bo died in 
lAindon, aoon alter. 

t[ln a fielchpT pedigree in onr possession, Got. Belcher, of Masi.. married Ist.Marj-, 
dan. o( Lient Got. I'artriiifre, of N. J I., who died in ITSS; aiiA ad,aTAii..T\\\vj,>A 
Burliagton, N. J. Gor. Delcber's joungcjl sister, Uuy, muiid Oeot^cNaai^avai 
Eiq. — Ediiom.} 


Vattghan and Shannon Familiet. 


Shannon, They had five sons and two daugUlf rs, viz : Richard Curt*. 
Thomas, William, James Noble, Nathaniel, Mary and Ellin ; Bichanl 
Cutta, was a Lawyer, at Portsmouth, and many years Clerk of the Uniied 
States District Court. Thomaa and William, were merchants, and resi- 
dents of Dover. James Noble, was a merchaut in the Province of Nova 
Scotia ; Nathaniel was a farmer, and resided at Moultonboro', twenty-five 
years; he was a Represenlative, and Senalor in the N. H. Legislatupe, 
Justice throughout the State, aod Elector of President and Viee-Fresi- 

Mr. Nathaniel Shannon, brother of Cutts Shannon, resided at Newing- 
ton, where his descendants still are, and at Gilmanton. 

Note.— Tho late Cnl. Joseph Whipple, Esq.. Collecloronhe Cu»lomi M Porti- 
moulh, N. H.,"a BCnalblo man, inijuisitive uboat his pedigree; and VF17 UVonK.'' 

loft among hia papers the follow i — ■* — —i..~i.i.~^'.>- 

credit MWI anlhr -' ■- - 

iDemorandiua, irbich ii 

"MiET WaippLE [Mother of Coi. Whipple] dttoghter of 
Robert Cotti, bj DaacAs Ha-hhohd, 

■oatoBobert Cutu.fonooFiho three broth- 
en, John, Richnrd, and Robert, who came 
to America; John settled io Portamouth, 
New Hampshire, and was Prcaidrnt Cutts ; 
Bichard settled it Porlamouth, and was 
a man of great property there;) Robert 
settled at St. Christopher's, where he mar- 
ried, alterwards in Barbadoen, where he mar- 
ried his second wife, Marv lloelt, lihe MS. 
is indistinct Hoel or Siocl.j whom he 
brouL'ht with him loNew' Encland. [Their 
•on Robert Caits. in his will made Sept. 
18, 1734, names "my uncle John Hoe Is 
lorHoets] formerly of Ki tie ry deceased."] 
He first act down in Portsmouth, bat after- 
wards removed lo Kitiery. His niiiirc place 
was Bath, and his father^ Cnlts was, 

the jear he died, a member of Pariiament. 
His mother, by his father and a former hus- 
band named Shdlon, bad 23 chilUrcn all liv- 

daiiKhter to Major Joseph HamnioDd foa 
to Hammons, who came lo America from 
England, in Anno was of 

Monmoth's partv, and died in Wells, in 
the Province of Maine, about Anno 1^0. 
let 103. Said DorcBS Unmrnoo'i nolbFr, 
was Katberinu Frost, daaicbtcr of Nicholas 
Froit, who came from tho West of Eiif:- 
land. and was of the Cheralier's, or King's 
party in opposition to the Uake of Un- 

July l-l, 188S, Fmncn Cham pern on, gave a deed of a portion of ■'Champenwn"a isUml' 
lo EliMbeih Elliot," daughter of Mary, my beloved «ifa and in considerwioo id a 
marriage already solemnized between Humphrey Elliot of Grenl Island, It^ Marv 
Cbamnernon, also signed the deed. York Hcg. of Deeds, VoL 5. fol. IIO. His will 
madeMor. 16, ieg6,proirrd Dec,, 28, 1687, is in York Prob. Rhc, Vol. I. fcJ. 55. " 1, 
Francis Campemon, Gentleman. Inhabitant of ye Island, commonlv called bjthi 
name of Champflmon's Island, (since, about 1690, called' Cutla's IsUnd."] in jelDwn- 
ihipof KIttery, in ye Province of Maine in New England doe make and oiduneibi) 
my last Will, ' *e, '* well bclored wife Mary Champemoon " sole rxeutrix. " My sm- 
inlaw Humphrey Elliot, and Elisabeth, his now wife — my son-in-law. Robert Cans, 
my daaghtorin-la* Bridget Scriven [wife of the Baptist minUler WiUinm Scrivnil 
Mary Cults, Sarah Cutts, son-in-law [lion.] Richard Culla, Iwho. by hia wife Joanna, 
dan. of Thomas anri Lncia Wills, hud, inter aliot, Hon. Richard Cutis, of Cults Island 
in Kiltfiryl "grand-child Champemoon Eliot" — "lands Iwlonging nnto me in OU 
England, or m New Englan^l." ■' Robert Mason, Esq., JohnHmcks, Esq, Major John 
Davis of York, a:id Robert Elliot, of Great Island, merchant, my loving be 


1 LUt of Freemen of Windior, Ct. 247 1 




Bklchebtos, Mass., March 1, 1850. 


Drake — Vtar Sir: — J find amons our family papers seyenil ancient lists 

of the Freemen of Windsor, Coo., and stnd herewilli a i/opy of ite earliest 



Sam'l Wolcott. 

" OcL 7lli. 16S9. Acount taken of all aiieh Persona as dwyll wilhin the Lim- 

et» of Windsor, and have bio approved of to bo freemen, and alowed to take the 

oalh of freedom. 


Mr. All™ : Mathew 

Gillet Joteph 

Aliyn Thomas 

Gibbet Jacob 

Alvard Beneilictus 

Gibbca SamueU 


Barber John 

Grant Matbew 

Bincll John Senr 

Grant Samuell 

BisKll John Junr 

Grant Tahan 

Bissell Thomas 

Grant John 

Bissell ^amuol 

Griswold Geora 
Haydun DanidI 

Bissell Nathaniell 


Barltlet John 

ilall Timothy 

Brown Peter 

JI<rfor<l John 

Bewell William 

Uoskins Anthony 

Buckland Timolhr 

Havward Robart 

Buekland Nicholu 

Hoi com bcnaga 

Bum am Thomas 


Loomys Joseph 

Baker Sarauell 

Loomys John 


Mr Chancy Nathanell ho doe 

Loomys Thomas 

not refuse : but only forbearo 

Loomja SamueU 

ye oth till after yo uist court 
Clark Mr. Daniel! 

Loomys Nathanell 


H^rAmn Samuell 

Cooke Nathanell 

Mo.k-sly John 

Clutpman : Edward 
Coult John 

Mitles Ijimon 

Moore John Senr 

Crow Chrwtopher 

Moore John Junr 


Deble Thomas Senr 

Mosses John 

Denslow Honery 

Molton William 

Denslow John 


Mr Newbury Bcoiamen 

Drake John 


Owen John 

Drake Jobe 

Osbon John Sen 

Drake Jacob 


Mr. Phelps William Senr 
Phelix. William Ium 


Egelstoo Beagat 

EgelsloD James 

Pinne Nathanell 

Eselston Thomas 


El OS worth Josiah 

PhiUups Georg 

Elmar Edward 

Porter John 

Eanno James 

PalmiT Nicholas 


Mr. ffif-h Joseph 

Palmer Timothy 

ffilly William 

Pomry Eltwed 

ffish William 

Phi-l|is Georu 

ffylar Walter 

Phflps Tunolhy 

ffonl Thomas 

Ph,-1,« Isaac 


Gaylar William 

Phelps Abraham 

Gavlar Walter 


RamLlI ALrahara 

Gaylar Samuell 

Boi'knell John 

Gaylar John 

IWkwell Samuell 


Gillet Jonathan Senr 

Koivly Thomas 

Gillet Nathan 


S.-r»hon Nicholaa 

Gillet Jonathan Junr 

Sli\l.'.t Hvnerj 



Stilka 3o\va 

mil of John Green, of Warwick, R. I. 


Stoton Thomu 
Strong John 
Strong Returns 
T. Taylor Stephen 
Tiry John 
Trail WiUiam 
Tudor Owen 
V. Vore Rk-hani 
W. Mr Warham John 
Watson Robert 
Mr Wolcot llencry 
Woieot Simon 
Wok-ot Henery Junr 
Mr. Wiichfeld JoUn 
Williams John 
Wint^hell Nalhanell 
Winchell Jonathau 

Octobr. John Wollcot 
12.70 Zurrobl fylar 

Joseph Griswold 
John Gaylar Junr 
Darid Winchell 
UaDietl Birg 
John fylar 

These are Paraoni that bare been d 
Windsor: But now stated JnhabitiM 
of Masato, [Simabury] and thisrettc 
are left out dI' Windsor Hit of EoaUt 
yet an ovned free mea of thii Jam- 

Barbcr Thomas 

Caise John 

filly Samiielt 

griffen John 

Iloumfrv Micall 

Hill Luke 

MaskcU Tliomai 

Pinnc Samuell 

Pettebon John 

Skiner Joseph 

Hok'Oiub Joauaf 

buell Peter 

Phelps Joeeph 

Boly Thomal 

Mllles Simon." 

Will or Joas Green of Warwick, K. L 

Geo. A. Bkattoi.o' 

1. Soc.] 

Bee it knowen unto all men by these presents, that I Jolin Greene, 8a' 
of the Town of Warwicke, in the Nanhiganset Bay, in New England, dee 
make this my lost will and testament, as foUowcth ; flirst, I give to mj be- 
loved wife, Pbillix Greene, that part of buildinge, being all new enide^ 
and eonleininge a large hoJl, and chimney, with a little chamber ioTnings 
to the hall, as also a large chamber, with a little chamber within that, wSk 
a large Garret with a little dairry roome, which butts against the oald 
house, to enioy duringe her life. Also I give unto her halle theOrehBiJi 
Also I give unto her my lott next to the Orchard, together with ilie 
swamp which the Towne granted mee ; Also I give unto her fower kiM 
at her owne choice ; Also 1 give unto hor my sayd wife two, two ytane 
ould heifers ; Also, I give unlo my sonne John Greene, that oecke of land 
called Occupessualuxet, together with all the mcddowe that belotiges tlwRtt 
memorandum that mj sayd wife is to make use of all the saf d meddowM tt 
Occiipes^uatusct during her life with a little Island adioynge to the oed^ 
all which upland and meddowe I bought of Miantooomu ; Abo I gira 
hira mj right that belongeg to me, of land in the Purchase of PrtividcMa 
Plantation; ffurlhermore, I give to my sonne Peter Greene, that otbv 
house adioyninge unto the house aforcsayed, which I gave my wife ; Aito, 
I give unto him afler the discease of my aforesayd wife, the other bouae 
that I giive unto ray wife, and the lot belonging thereto, upon this Consider- 
ation ; that hee shall give, or cause to bee payd, within one whole yvur, 
ten pound starling to my sonne John Greene, for the use of hia children, to 
bee Imployed by my sayd sonne John Greene for the use of his children ; 
Alao,I f^ivi^ unto my sonne Velci,a70ii.V« o^ Sveerea together with half 
the ordiurd upon t^ conBtdoislLtoiv't liiU.Vs&^Di&^!tiv^^m:j«a.-j4«i& 

1851.] Saybrook Jtecordt. 84T 

with thirty lond of wood in u jcare and bring it in seasonably for her use 
during lier life. Item, I give unto my Bonnc James Greene, my six &ker 
lotl in the neckc called Warwiiik nccke, or Mialiaomet, logKtlier with my 
great lott and all my other right in the gayd necko yet undevidcd, either 
Upland or meddowe. Abo, I give unto my sonne Thomaa Greene, that 
parcel of meddowe land formerly layed out unto me in the eayd Warwick 
Hccke, laying on the West side towartU the far end according as it is 
bounded ; Also, I give unto him my six aker lott, laying near Mr. Brad- 
ley's now dwellinge ; AUo, I give unto my fuwer sonnea aforesayd, all that 
land that is due mee, as I am a purchaser of the Towne of Warwick, lay- 
inge beyond the Townshipp, to bee equally divided betwixt them fower ; 
Al^o, 1 give unto my fower sonnea aforesayd, together with my daughter 
Mary Sweet, what money can be gotten by lawe, or other wase, from Wil- 
liam Arnold, in the case dependinge betwixt mee and him, after my sonne 
Jolui hatli receaved the one halfc of it to himself, for his proper use, ac- 
cording to former promise ; Also, I give unto my aforesayd daughter, two 
kine, and one yearlinge heifer; Aldo, I give unto my grandchild, Ann 
Hade, one two yeare ould heiffer, and one yearling caife, to bee disposed 
of by her unkle James Greene, for her protfii, as hee shall see best ; Also, 
I give unto mj sonne Peter Greene, twenty pound in penge while, at six 
p*, or blacke at 3 p', upon consideration of a tbnncr promise of repairinge 
the aforesayd house, which I have given him ; AL<o, I give unto my be- 
loved friend, Mr. Samuel Gorton, fforty shillings ; Also, I give unto my 
beloved wife Phellix Greene, aforesayd, all my undisposed 

of exceptinge one bead and bcad^tead, together with the furniture, which 
at the writioge bereofe belongeth thereto, which I give unto my aforesayd 
Eonne Peter Greene ; Alao, I mak my aforesayd wife my sole exetrix, in 
all matters, cxcepiing all differences betwixt William Arnold of Patuxet, 
and myself, wherein I do state my sonne John Greene to prosecute, as hee 
shall see cause ; but otlierwayes my sayd wife is to fulfill my will and tes- 
tament ; in witnesse whereofe, I have hereunto sett my hand this twenty 
eight of december, 1G58. Memorandum — that the use of the nieddowes 
of Occupesauatuxet duringe my wives life in the margeanl, and half the 
Orchard to my sonne Peicr, was Interlined Iteforc the sighninge hereof, as 
also Greene in one place and ^ohn in another. 

Signed in presence of By mee John Greene, Senior. 

John Wickes, 

Anthony Loe. 

The will of Mr. John Greene lale decesed, ] 

being proved to l>ee a true Will according to | per me Ezekicl 

law before me this seven of the eleventh > Uollymiin, debcty 

month : 58 in probation hereof I set my hand | XXj 

and seal unto this Coappy ' 


In our publication of the Saybrook, Records, in Vol. IV. p. 20, the follow- 
ing, having been omitted in tlic copy, and since received, is here inserted. 

" Uannah Bull, dau. of John Bull, was bom at Dinington, in the parish 
of Stowe, in the county of Gloucester. England, the 3d day of Febniary, 
1679. E<lward Bull, the son of John Bull, was bom al Duwa^^VowtY-ffli. 
tli« pariah and eoantj afoieaald, iJie I2lh day of Sept£m]beT, Xaol^^l* 

Emigrants in Vessels, " Bound to Vir^nia," [April, 



ICommouicnttd by John G- Locke, Esq., of Boston, member of ihe N. E. H. G. Sot] 

In Volume II. p. 211, of the Register, there are introductory retnarius 
prefadng a list of" Passengers for Virginia," in which it is intimiued ibat 
some of the emigrants to America, who look passage in t-esseU ■" boDud to 
Virginia," found their way to New England, at an early period, and in- 
stances of names being found in or near Boston, identical with namea 
found la the li^ts of passengers, are cited. The reoijon assigned that ** II 
might have been dillicult for some of Ihcm to have obtained permission to 
have come here, wliile no objection might be made to their going to Vii^ 
ginia " may ]>erhaps be a good reason, and applicable to some csees, but 
there is anotlier fact which to me has much weiglit, and that is, that some 
of the stud vessels which are noted as "bound to Virginia," were in fuel 
bound to New England, for at that early period, New England was often- 
times spoken of as "North Virginia," and was by some supposed to be 
within the bounds of Virginia proper, and perhajw being so «>nsider^, 
the prefls! of" North," might be sometimes omitted. 

But my intention is not now to establish this point, but to ^tnte some 
facts which conclusively show that some of the passengers in the fcsseb 
" bound to Virginia," did in fact, settle in Massachusetts. 

Thomas Amald, who came over in the " Plaine Joan," whose name i» 
registered May 15, 1635, then aged 30, and William Clarke, in the same 
vessel, aged 27, — and Thomas Smith, who came in the "Primrose," and 
whose name is registered July 15, 1635, and Margaret Clark, who cntneia 
the same vexsel, then aged 21, (she had a son William, aged 1 yenr.) are 
all found at Watertown, as will appear by a deed of a lot of land in Water- 
town, from said William Clarke, to Timothy Hawkins, bearing date 11)51, 
The land is described as follows : " A parcel of Upland commonly called 
by the name of great dividcnl, in the town aforesaid, (Watertown) being 
the first lot in the third division, containing thirty Hve acres. Bounded 
upon the South side with the livnd of John Page, (and) the eommon. on the 
West with the bind of TAomru Smilh. upon the North, with the land cif 
Richard Sautle and Samuel Thatcher, upon the East, with the comnuMi, 
which land was granted by the townsmen of Waterlawn, to 2yiomtu AnuM, 
and by him conveyed to the said William Clarke." 

The deed is signed by William Clabkk, and 

1 (2) mo 1651. Maroart Clabkk. 

Here we tind the /our names which I have before enumerated, in em 
document. At what period these persons come to Watertown, I amiKK 
able to say. Thomas Amald was there in ir>4U, and William Clarke wa» 
made a freeman. May 16, 1629, and had a daughter bom at Wnlcrtown, 
in 1640. 

The fact* I have stated, prove conclusively, that the Virpnia tiwind 
emigrants did senle at a very early period in Massachusciis. 

The name of William Clarke, was cttmmon in ihat day. A WiUiam 
Clarke aged 19. came over in 1635, in the "Thomas and John;" and oik 
of that name, whose wife's name was Sarah, sold land in DorcUcster. to 
Eoberl Stiles, in IG.W. He was not the William of Waierlown. as the 
Wife Afargery, of the latter, was liWng in 16B1, ai the death of licr hu»- 
bsnd. William of Watertown, \wvin\\i. avM-j acvca of land in Walenown, 
ofTbomoB Boyden,'m 1650. yf U\im a. Sft« ■jKa«,\»\om«i.\»NKdbMaj 

1851.] WaWuim Grave- Yard. 249 

for on the 17 (1) mo. 166^4, I find his name to a document relating to 
the sale of some lands in Wobum, wliii'h land, be with William Simonds 
certifies, wbb sold about two years previous to the date noted. 

The numerous fumilies of Clarke of the present day, cannot clwm liira 
for an ancestor, for I thinlc he letl no sons. He had a son William in 
1635, then one year old, bora in England — who probably died, a» he does 
■ 1 him in his Will, and no other sons are therein named. The 

children of whom I have found any account were, 

Mart, born at Wulcrtown, ID (10) mo. 1C4(). married William Locke, 
Dee. 27, 1655, who emigrated in the " Planter," in 1634, and who is the 
earliest emigrant of that name, and the ancestor of all the Lockes who can 
trace their origin to Ma.'isachusctls. He lived in Woburn, and d. in 1730. 

Elizabeth, was bora at Watertown, 26 (9) mo. 1042, and m. George 
Brush, of Wobum, in 1&>9. 

Hannah, b. m. William Frissell, of Concord, in 1G67. He d. 

U Concord, in 16H4. 

LiDi^A, b. m. . anil was a widow with two chil- 
dren, (daiighters) when her father died in lOttl. I have been unable to 
find her husband's name. 

By tJie Will of the father, " all his houseing and lands in ihe bounds of 
Wobum — and all his other estate of household and Cattell" are be* 
qaeathed to hia grand son, John Locke, who he eays, " has been a Uver 
with toe for many years ; " making a condition that his grandson, John, 
shall pay to his daughters, Elizabeth and Hannah, and to the two daugh- 
lera of his daughter Lldea, certain sums, and grants the use of his houseiug 
and landa, during her life, to \iU wife MargareL 


The following epitaphs comprise all I can iind, after a diligent search 
ID the Waltham Grave-Yurd, of a dale previous to 1720. 

J. B. Bright. 

Here lyes y* body of Susanna Hastings Wife lo John Hastings aged 
21 years Died Nov' y* 15'^ 1703. 

Here lyes the Body of Grace Harrington wife to Samuel Harrington 
k her son Died November y" 1 1'*' in y° 33" year of her age 1703. 

Here lyes the Body of Nathaniel Livermore who Departed This Life, 
yeV j" 26 1711" in y" 27"' year of his age. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Daniel Rogers Died November 5* 1711 
in the 25*^ year of his age. 

Memento Mori Fiuiil Mora. Here lyes y* Body of Tliomas Herring* 
ton who Departed This life March y'29'* 1712 in y" 47" year of His Age. 

Here Lyes the Body of M' Joseph Pierce Died November the 25* 
1713 in y" 70* year of His Age. 

Here lyes Buried the Body of M" Hannah Daughter of the Bev' M' 
SaiBoet Angler Pastor of y" church in Watertown Dec^ Scp'27''' 1714 
.£etatis 32. (Tlie name of her husband omitted) 

Here lyes y" Body of M' Israel Adams of Newbury Died December 
12*17U in y* 2Cth year of his age. 

Here lyea the Body of M' Isaac Mixer Who Dec*4 Bof* n* 11"' Vl\^ 
in 7" 87^jear of Hia Age, 

250 JV'i/(e on the Varnum Familt/. [April, 

Here lyes y' Body of JI" Mary wife lo Mr. John Beiuis who Deceawd 
Sepi' y' 8* 1716 ia the 54* year of her age. 

Here Lyea Ituried Ihe Body of Cap' Benjamin Gearieiid aged 74 
years who depaMed 'lliis Life Novemb' the 28"" 1717. " Blessed are the 
dead that die in the Lord," 

Here Lyea the Body of M' Daniel Ball Who Died March the 9* 
1717-18 in y' 35* year of Ills Age. 

Here Lyea the Body of M" Elizabeth Fisk wife lo M' Darid Fiek 
Died March 21 1717" in y' Gi}"' year of her age. 

( Here Lyes y* Body of M' John Hastings aged 63 years Who Dec'd 
tMarch 28* 1717-18. 

( Here also Lyea y* Body of M'^' Abigail Hastings wife lo M' John 
I Hastings Aged 63 years Dec'd April 7 1717-18. 

Here Lyes j* Body of Jonas Geal Aged 24 years Died Klarch j* 17' 

Here Lyes y" Body of Abraham Geal who died Seplemb' y* 5* 1718 
In y* 76 year of His Age. 

Here Lyes y' Body of M" ElUabeth Straight wife to M' TboniM 
Straight who died Jan"^ I" 1718 in y' Uli" ytar of her age. 

Here Lyes y" Body of Nathaniel Sliatiutlt aged 2i) years who Dec'd 
Jan' 13 17 Ij. 

Here Lyes y' Remains of y* Rev"^ M' Samuel Angier Descended Fnm 
y" Most famous I^ James & Allied to y' Lanied President Sc Divine IF 
Uriah Oakee by Marrj'ing hia only Daugh'. He was Maney yeare y* Dd- 
igcnt Pastor of y' Church of Christ in Rcholx>Ih Removed Thence to j* 
Pastoral ("hargu iif a church in Watertown Whare He Faithfully Mu- 
aged that Ti-uat Till His Traualalion to y' Temple Above which ww 
Jan'' SI" 1718-10 jEtat 65. 

Here Lyes the Body of M' John Fisk Who Dec'd Jan. y" 6* 1718 in 
y' 63^ year of His Age. 

Here Lyea y" Body of Joshua Geal Who Died September y* 15* 1719 
In y* as* year of His Age. 


An account of the Vamwn family in the last number of the RegiFtfr, 
has just come under my observation, and as a descendant of Parker Vu^ 
num I beg leave lo make an important correction. 

The " Account of the family " seems lo be a eopv, nearly verbatim, of 
" A skelch drawn up by Parker Varnum on Ihe 17rh of February, 1818, 
when he was seventy-one years old," a copy of which ia in my i>o»scs»on. 
By n change of one letter, by either transcriber or printer, your acvounL 
page 80th, 3d line from bottom, says of liia liDeen children : " ^oue are 
now living." Change none to nine and you have the true reading. In 
the next line, 1818 should be substituted for 1613. 

Of the nine children living in 1818, four have since died; and Parker 
Tamum, Esq., died December 18tli, 1824. 

A Vakxcx. 

Grolon, March I2lh, 1851. 

1851.] Genealogical Itemt Relative to Lynn, Mast. 

[CoDlinacd tnta p«ge 96 of (His Tolame.] 

TuouAS, m. Abigml Collins, 3 March, 1682. 

Farkbr, Thomas cbn. Sasanna, h, 26 March, 1653 ; Pelegand Meliha- 
ble, b. 6 Oct, 1660, when bis w. was Elizabeth. The last of these twins 
d. 12 OoL 1660, and the first the same yeax; dr. EUzabclh d. 25 Oct. 
1677. His w. Elizabeth d. 8 Jan. 1681. 

Fabrington. Mathias chii. Surah b. 13 Feb. 1658, d. 6 June 1659 ; 
Wm., b. 6 May 1660; Sarah, b. 15 June 1663 j Theophilus, b. 13 Aug. 

Matrew, Jr. : chn. Sarah, b. 1 Fob. d. 26 Nov. 1676 ; Sarah, b. 

20 Sept. 1 S77 ; JLirtha, b. 2 May 1670 ; Samuel, b. 29 SepL 1681. 

Edmoxd, d. 20 Jan. 1671. 

Elizabeth, d. 15 Dec, 1678. 

JoHK, sen., d. 2 May 16C6. 

JoHV, chn. Edward, b. 5 July 1 S62 ; John, b. 9 Mareli 1 GG4 ; Jacob, b. 
22 July 1666, when his w. was Elizabeth. One of his naino m. Lydia 
Hudson, 7 0(!t- 1679; ehn. John, b. 22 Nov., 1680 j Mflry.b. 2 0cL 

WiLLtAH. a. Wm., b. 16 May 1684. 

FisK, JosBt'H m. Elizabeth Haman, 22 May 1677; b. Joseph, b, July 

FtOTB, John w. Sarah; chn. Sarah, b. 24 Feb. 1662; Hugh, b. 10 
Sept. 1663; John, b. 20 Feb. 1665; Joseph, b. 15 March 1667; Jo- 
anna, b. 3 Jon. 1669. 

FRArtE, Gkorge w. Elizabeth; chn. Elizabeth, b. 80 March 1641 ; 
Hannah, b. Nov. 1642, d. 16 Nov. 1661 ; Eunice, b. Dec 1644 ; Samuel, 
b. 7 March 1646; Deborah, b. 1 Aug. 1648; Ruth, 30 April 1653. He 
d. 9 Dec 1663. His wid. d. 5 May 1669. 

Poller, John chn. Elisha, b. 5 April 16.57 ; Joseph, b. 1 Nov. 1661 ; 
Senjamin, b. 16 Dec. 1665, when his w. was Elizabeth. 

Gaines, Samcel m. Ann Wright 7 April 16C5, 

Gibson, Wm. sons, Purebaa, d. 15 June 1G63 ; Aquila, d. 4 Nov. 1671. 

GiFFARD, or Gifford Philip m. Mary Davis, 30 June 1684, b. Philip 
b 30 July 1685. 

Giles, Eleazbr m. Sarah Mor^ 23 Jan. 1665. 

GiLLOW, John m. Sarah Keaser, 7 April 1666, chn. John, b. 6 Jan. 
1667 i Sarali, b. 2 Oct. 1670. He d. 20 Feb. 1673. Hia wid. bad h. Rob- 
ert, b. 20 April 1673. 

GooDELL, or GooDALL, Nkhemiah" clui. Martha, b, 4 May 1674; 
Joseph, b. 24 Mareh 1677. 

GoTT, Charles m. Lydia Clarke, 25 Dec 1665. 

Daniel, m. EliMbeth Morris, 2 Jan. 1666, chn. Mary, h. 27 Jan. 1667; 
John, b. 17 Sept. 1672 ; Thomas, b. 22 July, d. 3 Aug. 1675. 

Graves, Mark chn. Hannah, b. 14 Dec 1657 ; Hester, b. 10 Feb., 

Sahuel, m. Sarah Brewer, 12 March 1678, chn. Crispus, b. 3 Aug. 
1679 : Hannah, b. 27 Aug. 1681 ; Samuel, b. 2 Aug. 1C84. 

Grunnill, Susan d. July 1678. 

Uale Edward chn. Joseph, b. 3 July 1646; Ephraim, h. 8 Sept. 
1648; Sarali, b. Aug. 1651 ; Elizabeth, b. 30 April 1664; Rebecca, b. 30 
April, 1657. He d. 15 April 1657. 

Hall, Josej-h m. Elizabeth Rand, 3 Matcli 1674, cW. ■EViisJswSiv,'^. 

252 Genealogical Ilemi Relative to Lynn, Mast. [•^P"'' 

12 Jan. 1675; Joseph, b. 2 Nov. 1676; Sarah, b.AprU lG79j Zachariali, 
b. Nov. 1G84. 

Epiiraiu, m. Sarah Rand, 1 July, 1674. 

IlARKEit, Wu. his w. Elizabeth (I. 21 May, 1661. 

Habt, SA.M0Efc chn. Hannah, b. April, 16.'»7 ; Mary, A. 20 Sept 1557; 
Joseph, h. 10 April, 1659, when his w. was Mary; Abigail, b. 15 Nor. 
1660; John,b. 3 Aug. 1666, d. 8 Oct. 1667; Rebecca, b. 27 Jan. 1668; 
Ezekiel, b. 28 April, d, 10 May, 1(>69. llis w. Mary d. 24 I>ec. IG71. 
He m. Mary Whiting, 29 Jan. 1674 ; cbn. John, d. 4 Jau. 1676 ; Wm^b. 
SO July 1676. 

Samuel, Jr., m. Elizabeth Ingalls. 4 Jan. 1681 ; chn. Eliiabclh. K 22 
Oct. 1681. Hisw. d. 2 Nov. II38I. He m. Abigail Lambard, 9 June 
1684; a. Samuel, b. 17 SepL 1685. 

Isaac, dr. Rebecca, d. 1 June, 1670. 

Joseph, m. Rulh Chadwell, 24 June, 1684. 

Hathorn, Jobs ; ebn. William, b. Nov. 16^1 ; Mary, b. July, 1653; 
Ebenezer, b. March, 1656; Phebe b. 22 March, 1665. He d. 12 Dec. 
1676. llis s. Wm. d. 14 Sept. 1676, and dr. Mary, 31 Dec. 1676. 

Ebenezer, id. Hester Witt, 26 Dec. 1 683 ; dr. Saiuh, b. 16 Oct. 16SL 

Jonathan, d. 10 Hot. 1672. 

Haven, Richard chn. John, b. 10 Dec 1656; Man ha, b. 16 FA 
1658, d. 14 June 1659; Samuel, b. 31 May, 1650, d. 1 RUruh. IGfiO; Jot* 
than, b. 15 Jan. 1663, d. 3 July, 1664;. Nathaniel, b. 30 June, 1664; Mo- 
ses, b. 20 May, 1667. 

UiciiABD, Jr, ; cbu. Hannah, b. 10 Aug. 1677 ; s. Joseph, b. I7 Aog. 

IIaw^kes, Johk nu Rebecca Maverick, 3 June 1658, chn. Hotei, h> 
Nov. 1659; she d. 4 Nov. 1659. He m. Sarah Cushnuin. 11 April, 
1661 ; chn. Susan, b. 29 Nov. 1662 ; Adam, b. 12 May, 1664 ; Jam, 
b. 3 May, 166G; John, b. 25 April, 16(J8 ; Rebecca, b. 18 Ocu 1670; 
Thomas, b. 18 May, 1673 ; Susanna, Anna, and Rebecca d. laM of Nat 
1675 ; Mary, b. 14 Nov. 1675. 

Ada«, hifl w. Ann, d. 4 Dec. 1C09. He m. Sarah Hooper, June 1S70; 
dr. Sarah, b. 1 June, 1671. He d. 13 March. 1672. 

UiCHEN, Joseph, chn. Rebecca, b. 10 .lune, 1662 ; Joe«ph, b. 3 Nor. 
1664; Samuel, b. 10 Aug. 1666; Sarah, b. lust of Sept. 1671, aiwlha,b. 
1674 ; EUzabetb, b. 24 Oct 1C7C ; Ehiathan, b. 1 Jan. 1679 ; Kulh, b. 
18 March, 1681. 

HoLLOWAT, Joseph chn. Joseph and Edward, b. 4 Aug. 1673 i Vtrj, 
b. 16 April, 1670; Samuel, b. 2 Nov. 1677. 

HoLSWOBTH. JosHDA m. Sarah Rawlins, 10 May, 1669. 

Hood, or Hui>, Richard elm, Richard, b. 18 Nov. 1655; Sarah, b. 

2 Aug. 1C57 ; Rebecca, b. 7 Feb. 1663; John, b. 7 May, 1664 ; Hannah, 
b. 21 Oct. 1665; Samuel, b. 12 May, 1667 ; Ann, b. 13 Feb. 1073; Jo- 
seph b. 8 July, 1674 ; Benjamin, b. 3 Jan. 1678. 

Howe, wid. d. 25 Jan. 1672. 

Howard, Tuouas in. Uutb Joancfi, 15 Nov. 1667; s. Thonuu, b. 17 
Jan. 1669. 

HuCHiN, Nicholas m. Elizalwth Farr, 4 April, 1666 ; cbn. John, b. 

3 June, 1668 ; Elizabeth, b. 15 June. 1670. 

Hdchbson, Edward, chn. Thomas, b. March 1654; Mary, b. SepU 
1656; Joseph, h. June 1658; Sarah, b. 24 Sept. 1671. 

Frakcib, m, Sarah Layghlon, 11 Dec. 1661. She d. 23 Dec 166L 
Hvusos, Jonathan b. MoBta, b. 15 July, 1658. 
IxQALLS or iMGOLUa, ilouKUT cW. Wuuui^ti. 'i^'$x^\%47 ; Bobert, 

1851.] Genealogical Items Relative to Lt/nn, Mass. 253 

h.9Feb,]649j Samuel, b. 22 Sept 1650 [ Sarah, b. 4 July, 1654 ; Eliz- 
abeth, b. 7 March, 1657. 

Joiiit. m. Elizabelb Barrett, 26 Mav, 1 667 chn. John, b. 6 Feb. 1668 ; 
Elizabeth, b. 10 Aug. 1671, d. 29 Oct.' 1675. 

Robert, m. Rebecca Laighton, 20 June, 1675; chn. Sarali, b, 19 
Sept. 1677 ; Robert, b. 10 July, 167a ; Bebeccn,d. Feb. 1G80. 

S\«UEi., m. Hannah Brewer, 2 Feb. 1082 ; chn. Hannah, b. 10 July, 
1683; Abigail, b. 13 Aug. 1C85. 

RiCHABD, Jr, s. Jnmea, b. 16 July, 1684. 

Ireson, Edward chn. Hannah, b. 10 Feb. 16H9 ; Huth, b. 12 Jan. 
1641 ; Samuel, b. Sept. 1641 ; Eletizer, h. 1 Sept. 1G42 ; Benoni b. Sept. 
1645 ; Elizabeth, b. Dec 1648 ; Rebecca, b. Muy 1657. One of his name 
d. the beginning of Dec. 1675. 

Benjamin, m. Mary Leacb, 1 Aug. 1680 ; b. Edward, b. April, d. first 
week of May, 1681. 

Ivory, or Ivert, Thomas m. Mary Dnvis, about 17 May, 1660, chn. 
I-ois, b. 7 Feb. 1661 ; Tabithaeumy, b. 30 April 1663 ; Thomas, b. 2 Aug. 
1665; Hannah, b. 22 Dec. 1667; John, b. 10 Oel. 1669; Theopbilus, b. 

I Nov. 1670 i William, b. 10 June, 1674. 

Jbkks, or Jenckeb, Josepq sen., w. Elizabeth ; chn. Deborah, b. 11 
June, 1658; John, b. 27 July, 1660; Daniel, b. 19 April, 1663. His w. 
EUiabelh d. July, 1679, and bed. March, 16X3. 

Jour, m. Sanih Mirriara, 11 July, 1681 ; dr. Elizabelh, b. loat of 
March, 1683. 

Jewett, NEiiEMiAn ni. Experience Pearce. ID Oel. 16G8. 

Johnson, Samdkl m. Mary Collins, 22 Jan. 1C64; dr. Mary, b. 19 
Jan., d. 13 April, 1665. 

SiCBARD, d. 26 Aug. 1666. 

Daniel, chn. Abigail, b. 21 April, 1673; Stephen and Nathaniel, b. 
14 Feb. 1678; Sarah, b. 5 July, 1680; Elizabeth, b. 7 March, 1682! 
Simon, b. 25 Jnn. 1684. 

Samitfl, and w. Mary; chn. Samuel, b, 18 Nov. 16C6, d, 14 June, 
1669 ; Mary, b. 25 May, IfiG'J ; Hannah, b. 15 May. 1671 ; Elizabeth, b. 
16 Dec 1672 ; Richard, b. 8 Nov. 1674 ; Ruth, b. 6 March, 1G78 ; Sam- 
uel, b. 18 March, 1679. 

KiHTLAND, or Kertland, or Kerkland, Nathaniel w. Farnel j 
chn. Ann, b. 16 April 1658; John. b. Aug. 1659; Hannah, 15 April, 
1662; Elizabeth, b. 21) March, 1664; Martha and Mary, b. IS May, 

Nathaniel, m. Mary Rand, 20 Jan. 1675 ; chn. Nathaniel, b. 3 May, 
1677 ; Mary, b. 1 Feb. 1680 ; Priscilla, b. 9 April, 1683 ; Elizabelh, b. 
22 June, 1685. 

Philip; chn. Mary, h. 8 June, 1640 ; Sarah, b. 27 Sept. 1646 ; SoBon- 
Dsh, b. 8 March, 1652, Hannah and Ebenczer, b. 12 June, iSai. 

Philip, m. Ruth Pearce, 14 Oct. 1670. 

Ketser, Georoe, w. Elizabeth; chn. George, b. May, 1657; Edward, 
SO June, 1659 

King, Daniel sen., d. 27 May. 1672. His w. Elizabeth d. 26 Feb. 1677. 

Daniel, Jr., m. Tabilha 'Walker, 1 1 March, 1 663 ; chn. Richard, b. 1 
March, 1068 ; Tabitha, b. G Jan. 1670; John, b. 4 Sept. 1670 ; Sarah, b. 

II April, 1672; Elizabeth, b. 19 March, 1674. 

Ralph, m. Elizabelh Walker, 2 March, 16C4; chn. Ralph, b. 13 Aug. 
1667 i Daniel, b. 10 Oct. 1669 ; Sarah, b. 25 Nov. 1671 ; Richard, t. 3 
May, 1677 ; Mary, b. 28 July, 1679. 

Knight, William d. 5 March, 1 656. 

Daoikl, d. 29 Oct. 1672. 


254 Genealofjical Items Relative to Lynn,M<uB. [April, 

Jacob, m. Sarah Burt, 25 Dec 1668 j chn. Sarah, b. 28 Nov. 1670. i 
16 Dec. 1G71 ; Daniel, b. 25 Oct. 1672 ; Elizabeth, b. 4 Aug. 1677. Kii 
w. Sarah d. 14 Feb. 1682. He in. Hannah Rand, 18 Sepi, 1682. 

JoniJ, dr. Marlha, b. 11 Aug. 1657. 

Lambert, Michael w. Elizabeth, d. Oct. 1667; chn. Michael and 
Mary, b. 23 Jan. 1602 ; Moses, b. 27 April, 167S. He, the father, d. 
18 Aug. 1676. 

John, il. 28 Oct. 1676. 

Laughton, or Laightox, or LAroHTON, Thomas m. Sarah Redknnp, 
28 Dec 1670! chn. Thomas, h. 15 Oct. 1671; Sarah, b. 16 Sept. 1(573; 
Joseph, b. 14 Oct. 1675. His w. Sarah d. 26 Feb. 1680. He m. Han- 
nah Silaby, 2 Dec 1680. 

Thohas. Jr., dr. Margaret, b. 13 June, 1677. 

Sauuel, m. Sarah Graves, 14 Feb. 1680; chn. Elizabeth, b. 30 Oct. 
1C81 ; Samuel, b. 10 Feb., d. 12, 1684. 

Lawthrop, Melatiah m. Sarah Farrar, 20 May, 1667. 

Leonard, or Leknord, or Learnard, Henri ; chn. Henry, b. 14 Jane, 
1656, d. Sept. 1607 ; Sarah, b. 26 June, 1663 ; Alary, b. 13 Jan. 1666, d. 
Aug. 1667. 

Levis, Edmund wid. Mary d. 7 Sept. 1658. 

John, m. Hannah, dr. of Capt. Marshal, 17 June, 1659; elm. JoIni,b, 
30 March, 1660; Hannah, b. 25 Feb. 1662; Thoma.", b. 3 June, 1668; 
Mary, b. 24 Feb. 1666 ; Benjamin, b. 27 April. 1667 ; Samuel b. 25 Joly, 
d. 12 Aug. 1675 ; Abigail, b. 16 May, 1679 ; Ebenezer, b. 10 July, 1681 i 
Elizabeth, b. 7 April, 1684. 

Thomas, m. Hannah Baker, 1 1 Nov. 1659 ; chn. Edward, b. 28 July, 
1660 ; Thomas, b. 29 April, 1668. 

Nathaniel, chn. Nathaniel, d. 20 Aug. 167(1 ; Mary, b. 4 Dec 1677. 

LiNsr or LuiiiP.r, Christopher d. 19 April, 1669. His wid. Mar- 
garet, d. 30 Dec 1669. 

Eleazer, m. Sarah Ally, Aug. 1668 ; chn. Sarah, b. 12 M»y, lC69i 
Eleazer, b. 25 March. 1671 ; Mary.b. 22 July. 1673; John. b. Ang.l675; 
Abigail, b. 10 Nov. 1677 ; Mary, b. 10 Ma^^^h, 1680 ; Itulph, b. 15 Dec 

John. m. Mary Ally, 6 June, 1667; chn. John, 1.5 Feb. 1668 ; SamneL 
b. May, 1669 ; EUazer, b. 19 Feb. 1671 ; Nalhaniei, b. 16 April, 1672 ; 
Sarah, b. 2 March, 1675 ; Mary, b. 28 Nor. 1677 j Margaret, b. 25 Feb. 
1680 ; his wid. d. 2 Jan. 1681 ; a. Benoni, b. the same day and d. the 
10th. He in. Amy Hichardson, July 1682. 

LoNGLT, William w, Joanna ; dr. Sarah, b. 15 Oct. 1676. 

John, s. Nathaniel, b. 1 July, 1676. 

LoOKE, Thomas chn. Thomas, b. June, 1646; Sarah, b. 12 March, 
1649 ; Jonathan, b. July 1651 ; Mary, b. July, 1654 ; Elizabeth, b. M»v, 
1656. His wid. Sarah, d. 30 June. 1666. 

LoTELL, John s. Zaccheus, d. 28 Dec. 1681. 

Mackalitm, Callum chn. Galium, b. 30 May, 1664 ; Daniel, 2 Jane, 

Mackocooel, Alister m. Hannah Meadows, 1 Feb, 1660. 

Mackmallen, Mackum dr. Mary. b. 12 Sept. 1657. 

Mansfield, Andrew w. Belhiali, chn. Bethiah, b. 7 April, 1658; 
d. 2 July 1672; Mary, b. 7 March, 1660; d. 15 Sept. 1661; Lydia, 
b. 15 Aug. 1662 ; Deborah, b. 1 Jan. 1667; Daniel, b. 9 June, 1669. He 
m. Mary Neale, 4 June, 1673. She d. 27 June, 1681. He m. Eliatetb 
Coaaat, 10 Jan. 1682. 

\T:<, ht coniimiedri 

1851.} Dorchester Inicriptiont. 


[Contlnned from pig« 92 of thit Volnme.] 

Here Lyes Ebencier Morgan Son to Ralph & Aona Morgon aged 1 
Tear Died April y" 1" 1722. 

Here Lyes y' Body of M" Ilannuh Humfrey wife to M' Hopeslill 
Humfrey who Died May y* IG"" 1722 in y* 67"' Veor of her age. Note 
the was fonnarly y' wife of Deacon John Blake. 

Here Lyes Buried Elijah Capen iion of Preserved & Susanna Cnpen 
Died August y' 1* 1722 Aged 18 weeks & 5 days- 
Here Lyea Buried y* Body of M" Elizabeth Clap y" Widdow of iV 
Natlianael Clap who Died St-plembcr y' 12"' 1722 in y' 75 Year of Her 

Here Lyes y' Body of Elder Samiiel Topliif who departed this life y' 
12" Day of Oclober Anno Domini 1722 in y* 77 year of his age. 

[" He was son of Clement Topliff, bom May 7, 1646, Ordained Ruling 
Elder Feb. 3, 1701-2, whieh otTice he held 21 years, having been previ- 
ously Deacon 9 years He is characterized on the Church Records as 
'a man of piely, parts, and worth.' His father was b. in Eng. Nov. 17, 
lG03,and came over to New England, and settled in Dorchester soon after 
the flnf settlers." See Reg. p. 166, voL iv.] 

Here Lyes y* Body of Hannah Murry daughter to William & Mary 
Boyal Died dctober y* 21" 1722 in y" 45 year of her age. 

Here Lyes Burie.1 y- Body of M" EliEabeth White y' Widdow of M* 
James White she was formally wife y* of Cap' John Wtlhinglon she de- 
parted this life y* 1 D day of November 1 722 in y' 70* year of her ^e. 

Here Lyes y* Body of .Samuel Blackman son of John & Jane Bhick- 
man Died December y' 9* 1722 in j' 21 year of his age. 

Here Lyes y' Body of Bathsheba Mash y' Widdow of Alexander Mash 
aged about 82 years Died January y' S* 172^ 

Here Lyelh Elizabeth Bradley aged 50 years Died Jimuary y' 25 172|. 

Here Lyes y* Body of Sarah Leeds y* Wife of Consider Leeds Died 
February y* 25 17^ in 21* year of her age. 

Here Lyes y* Body of Elizabeth Weeks Wife to Amraiel Weeks who 
Diedy* 10"^ of April 1723 in y* 00 year of her age. 

Here Lyes Alei[ander] Sopcr son of Alesander & Mary Super Died 
April 22" 1723 in y* S" year of his age. 

Here Lyes y* Body of M" Abigail Preston y' Wife of Elder Daniel 
Preston Died April y' 24 1723 in y' 75." year of her age. 

Here Lyes y* Body of Miriam Bird wife to James Bird aged 53 years 
Died May 2" 1723. 

Here Lyes Interred y' Body of SP Jonathan Mason lale of S' Christo- 
phers He was y" third son of M' Arthur & M" Joanna Mason of Boston 
He Died at Stoughlon House May y' 9* 1723 in y' 47" year of his age. 

Here Lyes James Capen y' son of Preserved and Susanna Capen Died 
June y* 22" 1723 aged 20'' Dayes. 

Here Lyes Preserved Prestone son to John & Mary Prestone Died 
Julyy* 13* 1723 in y* 14"' year of his age. 

Here Lyes Buried y" Body of Ensigne James Bird aged about 77 years 
Died Sept. l" 1723. 

Here Lyes y" Body of Thamson Bradley y* Wifeot 3oW&raia«l'^S«& 
Sep e* 17i3 IB y Si*^ year of her age. 

256 Dorchester Inecripltona. [Ajwil, 

Hero lyeth y* Body of WILL"- ROYALL 

of North Yarmoulh. in the PROVINCE 

of MAIN, who deparU'd this Life 

NOV" Y' 7" 1724. in y 85" year of bii Age 

tiiis Stone ia Erected, lo r* Pioua Memory 

of hiB Father, by bis Eldest Sod ISAAC 

as the last Act of a dutiliil) reiuembrance 

HEre Ives the Bo-Iy 

of the Hon"' ISAAC EOYALL Esq 

' who departed ibis Life at his Seat in ChorlMtown 

June y* 7* Anno Dom" 1739 ^tnlis 6T. 

He was a Gient" of Superiour natunil powers & great acquired knowletlge 

Civil affable, courteous k Juat to all Men 

Dulifull to bis Parents Kind to his Relations & Charitable to y* Poor 

He was a. faithful! Husband, a tender Father, a kind Ma^^ter, and a True Fiirad 

Delighted in doin-t good 
He was highly esteemed & rcspccled during his reudence at Antigua which wm 

near 40 years 

And advanced to y* most Uonourabic & important Public employnicnts Ciril ft 


Whieb He discharged wiih y higliest reputation & fidelity 

He Returned with Uis Family to New-England Hit Native Country 

July 27" 1737 

Where His death which noon followed was "really lamented by all who knew Hia 

But as He Lived a Virtuous Life So lie was renioveil by a peaceful Death 

Leaving a SON k DAUGHTER 

To inherit a plentifuU Fortune which He was Blea'd with 

And an Exemplary Pattern for Their imitalioa 

At His desire His Rcmnini were here 

Interred with His Parents. 

For whom He Ereeteil This 


Here Lyes Priaoilla Bird y* Dnughter of Ensigne James & Ann Krd 

died Sep' j' 23^ 17-23 in y' 3C year of her ago. 

Here lyea Mary Bird Daugliter to Thomas ic Mary Bird Died y* 23* of 
September 1723 in y* 4"" Year of her age. 

Here Lyes Dorcas Dauenport y* Wife of Ebeneier Daiienport aged 60 
years who Died Nouombery' 24"' 1723. 

Here Lyes George Lion y' Son of Thomas & Johannah Lion y* Soa 
Thomas & Johnnnah Lion Died December y' 20"* 1723 in y* 28 Ye»r of 
his Age. 

Here Lyes Buried y" Body of Deacon Jonathan Clap who Died Janu- 
ary y- 2* 1723-4 In y' SI Y'ear Of Hifl Age. 

Here lyes y' Body of M' Nathaniel Gluuer who Died y" 6* of Juniiy 
1723-4 in y' 71 year of his age. 

Hero Lyes y" body of Barnard Capen Died Jannaiy y* 8" 1723-4 is 
y" 48'" Year Of Hia Age. 

Here Lyes Buried y' Body of Licvelenant Cnpt Samuel Clap who de- 
parted this Life Jan y- SO"" 1723-4 In y' 5G"> Y'eur of His Age. 

Jesse y" Son of Hezekiali & Eunice Barber Aged 11 days Died Feb- 
rua'yll"- 1723-4. 

Ann Wiswill y' Daughter of John & Sarah Wiswill Aged 1 month 
Died May y' 4"> 1724. 

Joanna Bird y* Doughter of Aaron k Mary Bird Died May 19 1724 
In y" 7 Year Of Her Age. 

Here Lve* y* Body of Sarah Cupen Widdow of Barnard Capen Viti 
June f 2^\Tl\ y' 71" Year rX \Uy K?e. 

Here Lyes y' Body of StuaueV Tto\X -w^io ^^SveiSn. t.s^w>.Va^.iiB.y 
Gi" Year of Uis Age. ^_^^^^^h 


.]■ Dorchester Inscriptions. 267 

Here Lyes y" body of Sarah How y' Wife of Abraham How Ked 
Sep' 20lh 1724 Aged about 64 Years. 

Here Lyes y* Body of M"- Elizabeth BirJ Wife of Mr. John Bird 
Aged 77 Years Dec" Oct y' SO'"' 1724. 

Here Lyee y' Body of Eleanor Foster y* Wife of Comfort Foster Aged 
32 Years Died Oct y* 23 1724. 

Here Lyes Dorcas Paysrin y' Daughter of Samuel & Mary Paysou 
Died y' 20 Day of Nouember 1724 in y' 25'" Year of her Age. 

Here Lyes y' Body of Mindwell Bird Wife of Abihail Bird Died De- 
cember y' 1ft 1724 in y" 52 Year of Her Age. 

[The upper part of this Btone is broken off.] 
Jotiiah 3e Mary Blaekman Aged I And Lydia Bradley Aged 2 Years 

1 Year Died Dec y' 21" 1724. | Died Dec' y' 20"* 1724. 

Here Lyes Buried Y' Body of M' John Tolman who Deu'' January Y' 
I" 1724-5 in Y' 83 Year of his age. 

Here Ljes Buried Y" Body of John Brown Aged 73 years Died May 
y' 14 1725. 

Eliiabeih Maudslcy Y'* Daughter of Ebenezer Maudsley Jun & Eliza- 
beth Muudaley Died June y* 2<> 1725. 

Here Lyes y* Body of Hannah Smilh Wife to Samuel Smilb Died 
Dee" lO"* 1723 in y' 27" year of her age. 

Here Lyes Dorcas How daughter of Timothy and Dorcaa How Died 
January U"" 1725-G in ye 9"* year of her age. 

Here Lyea y' Body of Sarah Blackman daughter of John and Sarah 
Blat'knian Died Feb y' 11"" 1725-C in y* 25 year of her age. 

Here Lyes Buried y' Body of Elder Daniel Prestone who Died March 
IS"- 1725-() in Y' 77** year of his age. 

Here Lyes Y'* Body of Experience Tolman wife to Samuel Tolman 
Aged 43 years Died April y' S^ 1721}. 

Here Lyea Y" Body of M" Lydia Capen y* wife of M' Samuel Capen 
Jun ; She Died May 30'"' 1726 in y° 26"" year of her age. 

Here Lyes Buried Y" Body of Cap Siunuel Paul who Died August y* 
25 1726 in y* 5ti'''year of his age. 

Here Lyes Y'" Body of Mary Sever daughter lo Lieu°' Joshua and M" 
Mercy Sever Died Oct 7 1726 in y' 18 year ol her age. 

Here Lyes James Wiswell y" son of John & Sarah Wiswell Aged 5 
Montlis Died Nou' Y' 23 1726. 

Here Lyes Buried Y' Body of M" Samuel Withinglon who Died Dec? 
15 1726 in y* 43 year of his age. 

Here Lies Y' Body of Jane King y' wife of Charles King Died Jantt' 
172(1-7 in y* 33* year of her age. 

Here Lyea Y'' Body of Elizabeth Leeds y° wife of Samuel Leeds Died 
April 14 1727 in y" 47'* year of her age. 

Here Lyes Y' Body of Dorcas Haxfield y* wife of Ichabod Maxfleld 
Died April 24 1727 in y" 38 year of her age. 

Here Lyes Y' Body of M" Mehetabel Danforth who Dec" May 1 " 
1727 in y* 27 yearof her age. 

Here Lyea Y' Body of M" Mary Payson y' widow of M' Samuel Pay- 
son who Died y* Za** May 1727 in y' 59"' year of her age. 

Here Lyes Y' Body of Joseph Bird who Died August 1" 1727 in y* 
30"" year of his age. 

Here Lyea Buried Y'* Body of Cap" Standfast Foster who Died Nou- 
emlter U"* 1727 in Y' 67'" year of his age. [This stone is in pieces,one 
fragment being removed to another place.] 

Here Lfcs T'Body of M" Sarali Foster Wife o£ Caj" SVauftSiiSt'Sw^ 
ter DiedAag' 1- 1727 in y' 50 year of her age. 

258 . J)Qrche»ter ImcriptioriB. [Apiil, 

Here Ljes T° Body of Joseph Foster son to Comfort Sc Elcnor Foster 
Died Januiiry 1727-8 in Y° IG* yearof hia age. 

Elizabeth Capcn daughter to John & Elizabeth Capcn Aged 13 Weekj 
Died Febr' f 2^ 1727-8. 

Here Lielh Interred the Bo<ly of M' John Danforth Junior He was 
bom on January the 26"^ 1G$6 Ho Deceat>ed on Mareh the 2 1728 AgA 
Years 40 Compleat 41 Current. 

Here Lyes Y' Body of Jane Humfrey wife to Isaac Humfrej Died 
June Y* 28 1728 in y" 34 year of her age. 

Here Lyes two Children of Ebenezer Maudsley Juo & Elizabeth his wife. 

Elizabeth Alaudsley Died August I Ebenezer Maudsley Died AngnS 
1728 in y- 3" Year of Her Age. | 1728 In y' 5"- Year of His Age. 

Here Lyes ye Body of M" Patience Topliff Widow of Elder Sanmel 
Topliff Died Sep' y' 8* in y* 76* Year of Her Age. 

Here Lyes Buried y" Body of James Bird who Deceased Sep' f IP 

1728 In y' 57"" Year of His age. 

Hannah Topliff Daughter of Samuel & Hannah Topliff Died Sept J* 
28 1728 In y' 8"^ Year of Her Age. 

Here Lyes Balph Blockmun Son to Thomas and Mary Blackman A^ 
8 Months Died y' IS"" Day of October 1728 y* First that was Buried in 
y' New Addition. 

Here Lyes Susanna Daveniwrt Dauehler to Charles & Jemima DaTS- 
port Died Oetober y* 29* 1728 in y* fi"^ year of Her Age. 

Joseph Trescott Sod of Joseph & Abigail Trescott Died Nou' 15 1728 Id 
y' 5"' Year of Hia Age. 

Here Lyea Buri'd y' Body of M' Ebenezer Withington who Departed 
this Life February y' ll"- 1728-9 In y* 78"^ year of His Age. 

Here Lyes Thomas Leadbetter y* Son of Israel & Mary LeadbeUtf 
Aged 3 Yeara Died March 20* 1728-9. 

David How Son to Timolhy Ss, Dorcas How aged 9 Itfontlis He died 
Hay y* lo"*. Dorcas Daughter to Timothy & Dorcas How Died JihB 
18"* 1729 In y" 5* Year of her Age. 

Susanna Blackman Daughter to John & Susanna Blackman Died Ji^ 
y- 3' 1729 In y' 3'' Year of her Age. 

Here Lyes y* Body of Joseph lilackniiui Son to John & Jane Blatkntu 
Died July 6 1729 in y* 34 Year of Ids Age. 

Here Lyes f Body of Silence Eiiens y" Wife of Matthias Eueas Wio 
Died y" 3* of August 1729 in 42^ Year of Her Age. 

Here Lyes Buried y" Body of Jonathan Hull Who Died October J* 
13"" 1729 In y' 28th Year of His Age. 

Elizabeth Glover Daughter Thomas & EUk" Glover Aged 1 Tear 10 
M-A 11 D* Died 17" August 1729. 

Here lyes y' Body of M" Jerusha Kollock Wife to M' Cornelius K<J- 
lock Died y* 1 of Nov" 1729 In y' 25"" Year of Her Age. 

John Brown Jun' Son to John & Hary Brown He Died Kov' 5f^ 

1729 In J' 7'" Year of His Age. 

Jeremiah Brown Son to John & Mary Brown lie died Not* 13 1733 in 
y* 5"" Year of His Age. 

Ann Glover y' Daughter of W Thomas Sc M" Elizabeth Glover Aged 
17 Days Died March 4 1729-30. 

[ To lit continued.] 

" rProhably iron of the Pastor. — Rev. John Danforth, who ilied 
d Lis wife Elizabeth, were buried in lieut Gl-o. Siooghton's tomb.] 

May 34, ll%jl 

1851.] Alslracta of (he Earliett W'tlh. 


[Cammunicated b; Mr. Juetin Wiiisor, of Bostan,] 
(Coulinacd from page 320, ToL iV.j 

William Pontus, (Plymouth.) 

"WUl dated Sep. 9, 1650 signed by Iiis mark. Giveg his house to liis eld- 
est daughter Mary. Names another da. Hannah, find apiioiots Lis son- 
in-law Jamet Glois, executor. Witnessed by Jusfiua Pratt, Jama 
Hunt, and John Donham, his mark. 

Memorandum Jolm Dtmliam testifies that he heard Ponlus .lay that lie had 
given his Bon-in-law, John ChurchiU, and Hannah his wife one half of 
the meadow at the watering place, Plymoulh ; and also that the other 
daughter, the widow Mary Glass consented. 

Inventory taken Feb. 20, 1052, by Nathaniel Marlon and Ephraim Mor- 
ton. Am'til2. 17 b. 

James Glass, (Duxbnry.) 

Inventory taken on oath of iiis widow, Mary, by John Donham ;md I^h- 
raim Morton. Am't £32, 6s. 5d. He d. SepL 'J, 1652. 

Mb. Henry Andrkws, Sen., (Taunton.) 
Styled « yeoman," will dated Mar. 13, 1652. To daughter Mary Hedges 
wife of Wm. ^ei/je* a dwelling house near his own in Taunton, and 
after her to Ids grandeon Johji Hedges. To daughters Sarali and Abi- 
gail, £130 in the hands of John Parler, shoemaker, of Boston. To son, 
J&nry his house. Names his wife Mary. Makes a bequest to the 
Minister of the town, and to Elisabeth Harry, widow, one of the poor 
of the church. Appoints James Wyate and Walter Dean, overseen. 
Witnessed by Wm. Parker, James Wyate, and John Jollop. 
Inventory taken Feb. 10, 1652, by Walter Dean, James Wyale, Wm. 
Parker, and Bie'd WiUiami. Am't £330. 1 G s. 

Robert Wateuman, (Marshfield.) 

Inventory taken Jan. 13, lGo2, on the oath of Elizabeth Waterman by 

Anthony Eames, Ednumd Hinc&tman, Mark Eamei and Anthony 

Snow. Am't £78. 

John Barker, (Marslifield.) 
Inventory taken Dec. 17, 1G52, on the oath of his widow Anna, by 
Kenelm Winslow, Edmond Hinekstnan, Joseph Jieadle, John Boam. 

Am't £131. 11 B. 

Thomas Chilling worth, (Marshfield.) 
Inventory exhibited at court, June 7, lfi53, taken by Jolm Dinyley, Arthur 
Howland, John Russell. Am't £160. 

William IIalowat, (Marphfleld.) 
InvcntoiT taken (no dale) by John Dingley, Hubert Carver, and John 
BasseU. Am't £65. 15 s. 

John Fadnce, (Plymouth.) 
Inventory 15 Dec 1653, bj U. Tho. Southioorth oai SnXU. Moritfu. 
Am't £i7. 10a. 6d. 

260 Abstracle of the Earliest Willi. [-'^nl 

Thomas Hicke, (Scituate.) 
His will signed by his mark, Jan. 10, 1G52. His wife Margartt, Execn- 

trix. To his sons, ZacKartak, Daniel, and Samuel. 
Inventory by Ifaftflr Woodward^ and Win. Brook*. Ani't £18. 2s. Hii 

widow Afargarel took oatL to it, Oct. 3, 10^3. 

Mr. John Loturop, (Barnstable.) 
Pastor of ttic church. (lis will dated Aug. 10. 1C53. To his wife, the 
house he then lived in. To his cldctit sou T/iomag, the house formerly 
occupied by him in BBmatable. To son Benjamin. To sod •/oAn, who 
is in Eiig^. To daughters /ane and Barbara. He requests his chil- 
dren to tiikc in order of their ages such of his books as they niny wiA, 
and the rest he orders to " bee sold to any honest man whoe can taU 
how to make use of them." 
Inventory, Dec. 8. 1C53. By Thomas Dimmael; Henry Cohh, Join 
Cooper, and Thomat Ilmclley. Ain't £72. 16s. tjd. 

Henrt Merritt, (Scituate.) 
Inventory, Jan. 24, 1C53, by Jamet C'udworth and Jofm WiUiamt. Am*! 

£121. liis. 3d. 
Inventory of things jointly purchased by Henry Merrill, dec*., and Iu9 

brother John Alerrili, which remained undivided. 

Mrs. Ann Atwood, (Plymouth.) 
Her will dated April 27, 1650. "Widow sometime wife of 3fr. Mm 
Atwood, Genu being in p'fcct health and Htronglh and in p'fect memory, 
yett considering our frayle estate, that our waies are like unto to the 
gnisse that soone withoreth," ordainelh as follow: To my brother uhI 
sister, Robert and Mary l^e, " unto whome both mysclfe anil my de- 
ceased husband have formerly shewed what healp and kindness wee 
could." To loving nephew, Wm. Crov), the rest of my property, and 
if he die, then the estate to be devided among his brothers and sistcre, 
that bee by his own father and mother. Appoints him the executor of 
the will. Witnesses, >,„ 

Wm. Bradford, Anm X Atwood. 

NathL Morion. "-^ 

Inventory taken, June 1, 1654, by appraisers appointed by Governor 

[ Here ends the first Volume of Plymouth WilU, containing forty- 
two Wills Willi Inventories attached, (five of which are nuncupative) 
and thirty Inventories of inleslales, and a few miscelluiicoiu papers. Il 
was commenced in 1633 and ended in 1()54.] 

BEGINmNG WITH "VOLUME IL 1054-11369." 

William Phillips, (Taunton.) 
His will dated April 16, 1654. He saya therein he is "aged three score 
years and ten att the lea.'it." He bequeathes his house to hb wile £Hi- 
abeth, and to his son Jame», whom he made Executor of his will, and 
provided that if he should die without issue, it might deitcend lo the 
ciu'/dren of his son-in-\aw, /umef IKu^n-. He mentions also his daugh- 
ter fin-law ?J ^(izafcet'i B'<iUifr,ani \vcrV\\\V iiw^x"** Iktter Watttt. 
Inventory Mai. 1, 1644, by ffiUiam HaiUtou mA WiMvom Otewi. ka^ 
£78. 8. JH 

1851.] Ahstraeti of the Earlient Wills. 261 

Thomas Coogbk, (Taunton.) 

Deceased March 4, 1653. Inventory hj George HaU and Richd WiU 
Hams. Am't £23. 8s. 

Mary Hedge, (Taunton.) 

Her will disposes of the estate left her by her husband to her sons John and 
Henry. It mentions Henry Cobb and brother Henry Andrews. I re- 
quest Peter Pitts ** to perform these conditions in case I make him my 

William Hedge, (Taunton.) 

Deceased Ap. 2, 1654. Inventory taken by James Wyate^ Wm. Barker ^ 
Oliver Purchas, Am't 157. 9s. 

Mary Andrews, (Taunton.) 

States in her Will, she is aged 43 years. Disposes of her estate left her 
by her deceased husband, Mr. Henry Andrews, to son Henry (whom she 
appoints her executor ;) to daughter Abigail : to little daughter Sarah ; 
to son-in-law, Wm. Hedge, and daughter Mary Hedge. Appoints her 
kind and beloved friends, Oliver Purchis, James Wyale, Walter Deaney 
overseers. Signed Feb. 14, 1653 : by her mark. 

Anthony Gilpin, (Barnstable.) 

His Will was exhibited at Court, June 5, 1655. To his kinsman in Eng- 
land, Wm Hodges of Damton, Yorkshire, together with his five sisters^ 
all of whom were made his heirs. He gave, to Nathaniel Bacon of Barn- 
stable, all his property in trust for his heirs. Accompanying this are 
several papers signed by Bacon, relating to the estate. 

Inventory, Apr. 2, 1655. Amt £57. 9". 

Jakes Pilbeame, (Rehoboth.) 

Inventory taken 6 3 mo. 1653, by Stephen Paine^ and Eobert Martinj 

Amt £48. 6* 10*. 
Lenard Byce, being son-in-law of Pilbeame, is allowed to be administrator. 

Thomas Gannatt, (Bridgewater,) 

" Sometime of Duxbury, now of Bridgewater." Will dated June 19, 1655. 

To his wife. To his brother Matthew Gannatt. 

Witnesses, Wm. Brett^ Wm. Bassett, Thomas Howard. 
Inventory, July 10, 1655. Am't £41. 19 s. 

Edward Doten, Sen., (Plymouth.) 

Will dated l^Iay 20, 1655. To his wife, his house. To son Edward. 

Signed by his mark. Witnessed by John Hawlandj James Hurst, John 

Cook, William Hoskins. 
Inventory, Nov. 21, 1655, by Hoskins and Efphraim Tinckkom Q;sa& T&aik^ 

Ain't £137. 19^ 6\ 

S63 Ahsiracta of tie Earliest WilU. [April, 

SIrs. Sarah Jeset, (Plymouth.) 

Willow. Her Will diiled April 4, 1G54, witn^sodby Tbtmat Souiiieortk 
To (tituglUer^ Sarah Pope und Abigail Wood. To gmnd-dau. SanJt 
Wood. To son Samuel. To son [in-law] BeinBartlett. To Itev.tfr. 
Reiner. To Elder Citshmaa, the Bible whiuh was my daughter Siaoh 
tiak's. To TAo. Soulhtsorth. 

An addilion to htr Will, dated Aug. 18, 1055, mention ismndeofMa 
Samael't children ; of lier grand- children Sarah Wood. Satannah Popt, 
and S^iral^ Jtnry. This last witnessed by Wm. Bradford and AUit* 
Bradford, (her mark.) Her Inventory taken 18 Feb. 1655, by Wo 
Wiliet uiid 27(0. Soulhv!orlh. Am't i'248. os. 8d. 

John Graunqer, (MarsliHeld.) 
Inventory of J. G. deceased, 24th 7lh mo., November, {?), 1 S56, l^en by 
Anthony Eamet, Frtuicii Crooker, and Morris TruaiU. 

RiCHABD Maii'k, (Scituate.) 
Inventory, taken Apr. H, 165G, by Jameg Cudieorlh and Walter Briggi. 
Am'l £92, 2s. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Poole, (Taunton.) 
Her Will is dated 17 3 mo., 1C34, Aged Ct yrs. " Being sicke ftnd wmIm 
under ilie vistation of the Lord, yett being of p'fect memory, & under- 
Klanding, and willing to set my house in order according to the direc- 
tion and message of the Lord onto Hezekiah, when he was sicke, that 
I might leave mine iiffairs soe as might bee peaceable and cotnforUOjile to 
my triendu remaining behind me, 1 therefore commit! my bodv to tbe 
grave according to the appuintment of god, whoe tookc me from tbe 
dust, and saith wee shall return untu the dust, there to remoJne nniill the 
resurection, and my soul into the hand of god, my heavenly titther, 
through Jesus Ciirisl, whoe is to me all in all, and hath as I believe and 
ame persuaded through the mercy of God reconciled mec unio god.and 
laken away the guiltiness of sin and fear of death, which would other- 
wise have been heavy to bear, and makes me willing to leave the world, 
and desire to be with Oirist, which is best of all. And aa to that portion 
of wordly gooda which the Lord of his mercy hath yet conlinu^ onto 
me, I give and bequeath aa followeth : " 
To my brother Capl. William Pooh of Taunton, my house now occDpied 
by him, which 1 built, and have lived in until of late. To my " coUi«n' 
John Pole, " my brothers eldest sonne," I give him, if he marries l>efore 
his father dies, the house I now live in, which 1 bought of Robert Tllem- 
ton. To my " couseiis " Timothy and Mary, To the church of Taunton. 
To my " coiuen John PoU, my pis in tbe Iron works lo be for the fur- 
therance of him in learning, which I desire him lo attend nnlo." Tivt 
same provisions were made for Nalhuniel PoU. To niy " kind old frind, 
sister Margery Pavie, widdow." I appoint John Pole my esccnCor, 
and my " frinds Siehard Williams and Waller Beane, deacon of the 
Church of Taunton, and Oliver Purchii," my overseers. 
Witnessed by Jnmes Wyate, Oliver Purehis, Richard W^lliamt. 
She died May 21, 1654. Her Inventory taken by Wm. Haiki 
£188. lla. 7d. 

^To he cc«lii*««d:\ 

Vm. HaiblBt^^ 





Hingfaam tJie 7tli of February 170-|. 

^erenB we under-written, have heard that there are scandalous Re- 
ts of the widow Mahitabel Warran of plimouth, we Knowing that she 
I brought up in this place, & in her younger time had been A person 
p^at affliction before she was married, and hath lined in this towne 
irs years in her Widowhood, & We neuer have had any thoughts, or 
ition, nor have neuer heard that any amongst us have had the least 
[>ition that euer she was guilty of the sin of being a witch, or anything 
^ may occation such suspition of her. 

Hingham, February 10th, 1708-9. 
having had knowledg this eleuen yars of the above named mahitable 
^en 8c being her phisition doe know that she has bene a woman of great 
^on by reason of many distemprs of body but never hard nor had 
ight that Euer she was gilty of any such thing as above named but 
trary wise did <& doe belive that Grod gave her a sanctified improve- 
it of his aflictive hand to her. Nathaniel Hall 

Ann Hall* 

Mathew Whitun 
Debora Whitan 
Samuell Tower 
Deborah Tower 
John Lewes 
Hannah Lewes 
Andrew Lane 
Joseph Joy 
elesebeth Lane 
Martha Stodder 
David Thazter 
Alise Thaztert 
Samuell ThaxterJ 
Ruth Andrews 
Ruth Low 
Thomas Marsh 
Sarah Marsh 
Joseph Lincolne 
Enoch witon 
Samuel Lincon 
Joshu Tucker 
Martha Lincolne 
Dauid Lincolne 
Margret Lincolne 
Samuel Hobbart 
Hannah Tucker 
James Hearsey 
Susannah Heasrey 
Mary May 
Josiah Loring 
Samuel Eells 

Sarah Ells 
John Norton 
Mary Norton 
Thomas Gill 
Thomas Andrews 
Abigail Andrews 
David Hobart 
Leah Hobart 
Beniamin Lincdne 
Mary Lincolne 
Darnell Cuihins; 
Elizebeth Cushmg 
Matthew Gushing 
Thomas Loring 
Leah Loring 
Matthew Gushing 
Deborah Gushing 
Presarued Hall 
Leddia Hall 
Thomas Sayer 
Sarah Sayer 
Peter Jacob 
Hannah Jacob 
Elisha Biabe 
"Mary Bisbe 
The* Gushing » 
m CuAing 
Benianun Famee]§ 
Edmond Gross 
Ruth Bate 

Presumed to mean as we have given it, but the signature would answer for almost 
odier name of an equal number of letters. She was probably the wife of NathH 
, whose nace is next above. 
iJice wife of David Thaxter. 

Mr. Lincoln thinks this ** cannot well be twisted Into Samuel Thaxter,** bat I have 
little doubt in the matter. 

.jis, Mr. Lincoln ihinlu, gbaald be Benjamin Garnet, tinea Giirdiier^>xa\ ^<t'tt&. 
wQi tiBow of the diMDge. The JBbi^Baim is Tery plain. 


2G4 Declaration of the Inhabitants of Scarborough, <fc. [April, 


1663 ■) A Declaration of y'Townes of ScarboTOW 4 Ffalmoath Black 
4 Jul^ J Point & Casco to be Presented to y' Hon'' Court alt York. 

Wee y' Subscribers according to a petition presented by some of vs lo 
7* Hon'' (lenerall Cuurt of j' Massactiusetts doe lierby Declare that «e 
are not willing U) contend or Determine wlio shall be uur Goaemours bull 
in that to submit to whom itt shall please y' Lord & our Soueraing to ap- 
point ouer va Neitlu^r to resist any power whereby any man shall be legal- 
tie cost in any CivitI action Ca[Htall or CriminalL 

Yett wee are nott willing to subiect or submit ourselves lo y* claims of 
either Authorities in this province or Countie for fear of bringing oor 
seines into further trouble till itt shall bee Delermined by his Muiestie our 
Souerning Lord y* King to whom we properlie belong, but if itt iihall m 
please y* Claimes of both Authorities to act according to j* agreement all 
wels wee shall willinglic and ChearfuUi Submitt thereto l")!! wee haue a 
definite resolution from our Soueringe Wee doe Likewise Declare our 
greife of Spiritt for y* hard and vnciuill cariage k vsage w^ not Long 
since exercised vpon an Anticnt officer amongst ts who acted in his Maie^i« 
Name and for ought we know by Authoritie Deriued from bim and y' Daylie 
threatnings which are Daylie putt forth concerning them y' joj'ned with 
him in acting & those y' ohayed in submitting and as wee conceiue in Con- 
tidence wee are bound to Doe the vtmost of ovr cndeauors for y* preBerualion 
of any from amongst vs to be vsed in y* Like manner by reason wee are 
fullie perswoded y' y* Hon** Covrt neur gaue any order for srch actings and 
y' aome of vs haue often heard liira & others declare y' if y" H* Gi'Jienl 
Covrt hod ovght to say against them they would )>e willing lo goe if thcj 
sent but y' Least officer for them. Subscribed by vs fourth day of 
Juli 1CC3. 

Ambros bowdin Senior John Kowell 

Roger Vicars Mr. Henry Watta 

Uiehall Maddine John Libbee Jun' 

Joell Maddine John Austin 

Tho Harnett Jane Mockwurth widow 

Samuel Gakman Ffrancis Neall 

Walter Kendall Richard Martin 

Aulhiir Alger Ffrancis Small 

And [blot] Alger [or Algar] Rob' Corbin 

Tho : Elkin George Ffelt 

Mr. W-' Smith Nathaniell Whorf 

Mr. R'chard Foxwell Thomas Sandford 

John Timin Robert Sandford 

John Libee Senior Benjamin IlatweO 

John Jackson John Guye 

Peter Hinkson Samson I'cnlie 

Christopher Elkina Theod Cleark 

Anionic Roe Lawrence Dauia 

William Smallall Tliomas Greenslad 

Jonas Bayli £dward Monnering 

C'Ariafopher Collina John Winter 

Andrew Browne ■^WWrtAWn ^?'i 

Pbillii. Griffin ^^^Vt>miax 
George Bartlett *** 



JHfotieet of New Publications. 


Report of the City Jlegittrar of t/te Births, JUarriages, and Beaihi, in the 
City of Botton, for the year IWiO. Boston: 1851. J, U. Eaatbum, 
City Printer. 

Ili< mnchlobt rcgretled that the pages of the Hegistersrc notenfficicntlvnamcronB 
to allow [he pnbliciition of tho einire report of Mr. Simonds, tbo iinleroijgslilo Cilj 
Reftiatrar, and [hat a few extracts frtim tbis rnluable dui;ument aie all that ean be 

Tho Revised City Ordinances require that " the Hcgistrar sliall, in the month of 
January annnully, report to the City Council, a stulement of the oninher of Births, of 
Jntcniions of Marriaite entered according (o law. of Marringes Bolemiiized, and of 
Deaths recorded during- the previous year, with inch other informalion and sugges- 
tions in relation thereto as he may deem useful." Id compliance with ihia requisition 
the Report above mentioned was made. 

Tho Registrar informs that " the older records in this office are regarded by antl- 
qnarians and genealogists as of great value, and those of later date are often exam- 
ined and found nsefnl in rcfereneo to numerous questions, arising in the dislrihalion 
of estates, in the obtaining of peniions, and many other matters of private and public 
interest." In regard to birtha we arc told that " live thoasand two bnndred and sevon- 

S-n[ne births arc registered for tho year 1850," being an iniTease of two hundred over 
o*c of the year 1&49 ; and that " it ii evident that the Registration of Births is re- 
garded with mcrcBsing favor, as the object and its benefits are better understood." 

Respecting mania/ti and tMenfioiu ef marriagt we are tnfornicd by the report that 
"during the past year, S.^97 Intentions of Marriage have been registered, one or both 
(tf the parties, in each case, being described as residing in Boston. The number of 
marriages actoallj returned by oSiciating Clergymen and Magistrates aud recorded, 
ia Si67, which includes 24T vases, in which lioth parties were from other pbees, and 
whose intentions of course were not entered here, but in their respective towns and 
cities. The marriages recorded fur 1850, are mure than twice the number of any pro- 
ceding year, although there has been no material increase in the number of Intentions 
of marriage entcrod. It is thus seen that there has been a commendable improve- 
ment in making returns for registration liy Clergrmcn and Magistrates." 

" The recorils are often examined to prove marriages and legitimacy, for tho benefit 
of widows and heirs."' 

" A full index of the names of parties entering Intentions of Marriage, as well m 
of parties ■ctnally married, is now kept in a convenient form, and is found of great 
utility. Before July, 1849, female parties were never indexed, and attempts to And 
uiy given name, trnleas the date can bo nearly atuted, are laborious and discouraging." 

" From 1T5I to 1761, we have no records of Boston marriages, and from the latter 
period to I8S0, it is probable that only aboal one half are on record. In cases where 
the record of a marriagn cannot bo found, paitia! evidence of the fact may he obtained 
from Iho entry of intention for publishment. There are eighteen volumes in this 
office, forming a complete aeriei of intentions entered Irom the year 1TU7 to July, 

" The whole number of Dmihi, registered as having occurred in ibe City, including 
diose who died at Deer Ishind, is 3,G67, being about 1400 lets than in 1849, and less 
in praponion to population, than in (he two preceding years. A kind Providence has 
■Dercifnlly preserved the community from pestilential scoarges ; the only epidemic 
that has prevailed with severity last year, being Small Pox, which caused 19S deaths." 

" It is thus seen, that Boston still maintains its satisfactory sanitary reputation, [n 
every part of the City, where the dwellings are fit for human habitation, lolcrahly 
rentilaied and drained, and where the population live with decent regard to health, 
human life may be considered as secnre as in any populous town." 

" By an analysis of the ages of more than two thousand who died in I8S0, taken 
from all the soasons of the year, il is found that the average period of human life in 
Boston, U less than twenty-one years ; that ihaie of Amcricnn origin, average over 
twenty-five vears, while those of Foreign origin average scarcely seventeen years. 
The great proportion of infanta of foreign parentage, that live only a few days or 
weeks, is the principal explanation of the difference." 

Of the 3667 Inlermaili, 621 have been in the City proper, ]7S In South Boston, 30G 
in East Boston, 1 98 at the House of Indiistrr, 3 at the Uoiue ot CoTtw,\;\cni, \«a u. 
Deer Uhnd, and S005 oai of precincts of tbc City. 

We M]to learn bj Uu» Report that 


Notices of New Puhlications. [April, 

"In IMS, (he population of Boston consislcd of 
Americana and llieir Children, 
Foreigners and their Children, . 

Total, 1 14,366 

In 1850, acrording to the Ctnsn* taken in May, for State and Citj pnrposes, Ac 
popalntion consiBted of 

Total, 13S,76iB 

It IB tht» men that there hai been in Ave yean, an actnal dimnnition of I TSS in the 
American, and an inorcase of 26,177 in the foreign population," 

" In compIianFC with the State law. copiea of the records of birtlw, marriage*, tod 
deathi, have boen prepared and deposited in the Office of the Secretar; of the Com- 
monwealth. These copies are made from 690 pages of reconia, equal to abont 1400 
pages of letter size," 
The la bleu at the end of the Report arc truly raluablc and inatnictive. 

A Century Sermon delivered at Ilopkinton, Ms., on Lord's daj, Dec. 24. 
1851. ByNATa'i-HoWE, A.JL,PasloroftheCIiurch. Fourth Edition. 
'Witli a Memoir of the Author and Explanatory Notes, hy Ellu 
Nason, A.M. 8vo. Boston: 1851. pp. 56. 

That a Centnry Sermon shoald bo of interest enough to hare foar ediiioni of it 
called for, even in four times ten years, is, to say the least, what happena to bat tew 
of such productions; bat whoever has read this by the Rov, Mr. llowe, will onlj' 
wonder that twice that nomber of editions have not been called for in half that nom- 
ber of years. For. in the language of its learned editor, it is " a diamond of the iini 
water ; an honest transcript of what an honest man thought ; and is the be«t biognt- 
phy which can ever be wnticn of its author." 

To this edition of " The Celebrated Century Sermon," the Editor. Mr. Ntaov, 
baa added copious and very Talaable notes ; biographirat. genealogical, and historical. 
The Memoir of Mr. Howe is a neat and excellent piece of biography ; and no one. 
wo venture to say, can read it without prolit, or leave it half read when once be baa 
begun it. We hope the edition is large, as it should be extensively drcaialed. 

Border AdveTitura: or, 77ie Romantic Incidenit of a Neio England 
Town ; and other Poems, With an Appcudix. Ky Euqeke Batcii- 
ELDEH, author of ihe Exlmvaganza, entitled, a " Romance of the Se* 
Serpenl, or Icthyosuurus." 12mo. Boston : 1851. 

New Ipswich, N. H., is quite a famous town, hnt like nnmerous other towns, iti fame 

was somewhat contlned ; tliere being scarcely room enough in the community for it 

expand ; other and older towns having got the start of her. But not many yean 

re, a certain enterprising merchant of Boston, who happened to be bom ia Hew 

Ipswich, having been led captive by a Spirit of Antiquity, rery properly began to 

enquire into the beginnings of bis native townj and Ihoagh for a lone time he met 

with many discoaragemcnts — seeking for rccorde and finding none — brapencTfi- 

ce, whicb the uninitiated might say would do honor to a better csnae, be fished <^ 

im cellars and dovm from garrets a mass of materials which astonished eTcrybody, 

t none more than himself. Compelled to bo brief, we can only add, that it wa* 

found that Sept. the llth, 1850, completed a century since New Ipswich was a town. 

It was therefore determined thai n celebration should on that day be enaned. Tha 

Poem of which we have given the title above, was delivered on that occasion, and an 

oration or ■ddrcss was also delivered by A A. Gocli), M. D., of Boston, litis laat has 

not, we believe, been printed. But oar poet tclla us in the following lines lo whom 

we are to look for a history of Mew Ipswii*h, and they will also explain to whom we 

have alluded — tlie prime mover in the roatter: 

The Appletons and Chandlers also eame, 
To link New lpiwV\i wlih tlieir growing (Suno; 
The ChanJlen on S^Q*\ieE«i ^niU ». TOa\, 
And 1Udi>ui 'VI (caiit,3wiW>\UTukAWii&. 

List (if Mentbers, Notices, ^e. 


inthilCa. In ISia, tbej remoTcd to 
Ibni psn or Muiiroe Co., New York, 
knonn aa Sond}' Creek, where he died 
at Clarkaon,oii the iJlh Aubqbl, 1819, 
and bia widow slill livei at Boehester. 
Tbe; had live diildrcn, Ariel', Dennis', 
died Angast 23d. 1819, Clarisia, Vcrooa' 
died ioinraiicy, Dcloa'iDDW a lawyer in 

Rochester, Levr, died Sept 13. IBIft 
Ariel', hcgan the tladT ot ibe lav in 
in Hocheaier in 18^6. with Sellect 
BoDchion, Esq., and there married Mi- 
ria Blair in 1833, where he wu Cii.r 
Clerk, I'olice Juslico, and Cgl. of ib« 
ISth Regiment of Kiflemen. 

The following gentlemen linve been elected membera of Ihe Socieiyi 
Bince tbe coiniuencemeat of the preseot year. 

Hon. Samuel D. Bell, of Manchester, Correspoudiog member, 

Hon. Chandler E. Potter, ' " u u 

Henry Brooks, E8<|., of Boston, Rcsideot " 

Henry A. Scudder, Esq., ■' « « 

Mr. Sylvester Bliss, " « » 

Jacob Q. Kettell, Esq., " « « 

Ballard Smith, Esq^ Louisville, Ky., Corresponding " 

IValhanicl Sargeal, Esq., Washington, D. C^ " " 

Mr. John W. Parker, Roxbury, Resident " 

Mr. Edward Kidder, Wilmington, N. C^ Corresponding *' 

Guy C. llaynes, Esq., East Boston, Resident " 

Hon. Amnsa Walker, " « a 

Hon. Francis Brinley, " « « 

Mr, John I, Baker, Beverly, " " 

Mr. John R. liollins, Boston, " " 

Mr. Daniel C. Colesworth, Boston, " " 

Mr. William G. Brook*, « « « 

The N. E. Historic- Genealogical Society will hold its meetings Ttft- 
lorly during the summer season, the first Wednesday in every month, it 
4 o'clock, P. M^ at No. 11^ Tremont Row. 

A list of the donors to the Society's Library, not having been fumisW 
for publication, is necessarily deferred. 

EbpaTa for tub HoOEBS Memoib.— Page 107 I. 3/r/aol (miipfamt — P. IDS l» 
r. one.— /. SB r. ihalu— L 26 r. wilt — P. 1 10 i. 1, add, afltr aikcd, again, —L i.Jvr p» 
r. %c, bishop's ami. onj no( Bishop's of I /. 13, r. for four 1 1. 18, r. roaid | f. IB aitf aad 
obey thereto; P. Ill, I. IS r. livinKs. and had never afttrrJBo'y; '. \7,aAl ntdunaos, 
tal.r.wiihhis; P. IIS.i 17, r. willingly ; l 22, ^ar further r. fonb ; P. lU.Li.JUt. 
T. ifaatt J P. 1 17, 1. 22, Mrho\V 13S, I 27, r. hypochondriaciam ; P. 137, L S. r. Oor 
ton-, bit/ui« r. Buhhanl's Blst. New Engj P. 138, IK tww r. bliisfull : 3i£ r. not . Tii 
r. lhoDeht;P. 13e,9(jiwn« r. Pineni'; in £pi(iipl r. Harranliaoi OM/nobiti P. UT, !>, 
/iM r. asaal; P. 192,/. /u(r. Viret. 






VOL. V. JULY, 1851. NO. 3. 


^Iikeicd fh>m ihe Genealo^ of Ihe " Ward Family," bj Andreit Hknshaw 
Wabb, Esq., jual published. With* PorlniiL 

The family from which Gen, Ward was descended, was one of 
those early settied in New England. The precise period at which 
his ancestor, William Ward, arrived in the conntry, has not yet 
been ascertained, but it was in or before 1639; as in this year he 
was among the proprietors of lauds in Sndbury, in the colony of 
Massachusetts Bay. He had fourteen children, the seventh of 
which bore his own christian name, and was born in the year 
1640. This son appears to have had, by Ins wife, Hannah, 
daughter of Gershom Eames, six children ; among whom was 
a son Nahum, born in 168-1, who married Martha, daughter of 
Daniel How, of Marlborough. He was a proprietor and one of 
the first settlers of Shrewsbury, in Massachusetts, and held vari- 
ous public olBcef, as judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 
Colonel, 4tc. He died at the age of 70, in the year 1754. He 
bad a family of seven children, the sixth of which was the sub- 
ject of this brief memoir. 

General Abtemas Ward was born on the 27lh of November, 
in the year 1727, married Sarah, daughter of the Rev, Caleb 
Trowbridge, of Groton, July Slst, 1750. She was born in 1734. 
Her grand father was Deacon James Trowbridge, of Newton, 
who was son of Thomas, of Dorchester. The mother of Mrs. 
Ward was Hannah, daughter of the Reverend Nehemiah Wal- 
ter, of Roxbury, by Sarah, daughter of Doctor Increase Mather, 
of Boston, by Maria, daughter of the Rev. John Cotton, the dis- 
tinguished pastor of the first church in Boston, who came to New 
England in 1633, and died in 16.52, aged »ixty-»even, 

-Ajtemas Ward resided at Shrewsbury, but did not study a 
profession. At the age of 25 years, he was commissioned a 
Justice of the Peace; in 1755, a Major in the 3d Regiment oC 
Militia, in the counties of iMiddlesex anil Woict'steT, -wVewtA 
Aiauham WUliama, Eaquhe, of Marlborough, «<!& Co\oa<^\', %n.^ 


272 Memoir of Major General Artemas Ward. [Jul;, 

in 1758, was Major in the Regiment of foot commanded by Wil- 
liam Williams, raised for a general invasion of Canada. He 
went out on that ill-fated expedition, under the command of Gen- 
eral Abercrombie, from which he returned with the rank of Lien- 
tenant Colonel. The frequent wars, between England and 
France, involved the American Colonics in the contests of ihe 
mother country until the conquest of Canada, in 17G0, Our 
northern frontier was long the principal battle-ground, where Ihe 
Provincials, co-operating with regular and well disciplined troops 
under the command of experienced officers, were at school m 
learning the art of war, and therein made sucli proficiency, that 
in a short time they coped with their teachers, and, possessing an 
unconquerable spirit and love of liberty, turned them out of the 
school-house and retained possession for themselves and their 
posterity — forever may they keep it! 

Artemas Ward succeeded Abraham Williams, in the command 
of the 3d Regiment, and represented his native town in the Gen- 
eral Court ; where he took an active part in the controversies be- 
tween the Colonial Governors and the House of Representatives 
that preceded the Revolution. 

Fearless in speech and resolute in manner, he boldly denoancrd 
such Parliamentary measures as encroached on the rights of the 
Colonies, and which the Governors, if they did not recommenii, 
at least sought to enforce in offensive language and by arbitrary 
means. The country was roused, and militia trainings became 
frequent ; some of whose officers gave political as well as mili- 
tary instruction to the troops under their command; such was 
Col. Ward's practice, which occasioned the following letter: — 
Boston, June 30, 1766. 

To Artemas Ward, Esquire. Sir : I am ordered by the Gov- 
ernor to signify to you, that he has thought fit to supersede your 
commission ol Colonel in the Regimcut of Militia, lying in part 
iir the Connty of Worcester, and partly in the County of Mid- 
dlesex. And your said commission is superseded accordingly. 
I am, sir, your most ob't and humble seKt, 

JoH.v Cotton, Dcp'ty Sec'y. 

The foregoing letter was forwarded by express, and the mes- 
senger, as directed, delivered it himself to Colonel Ward, and 
then waited until he had opened and read it, as if to ascertain 
and report how it was received. As the messenger was in foil 
military costume and mounted on a foaming steed, he attracted 
the attention of many citizens, who were present, and who in- 
quired of Colonel Ward, if he had important news — whereupon 
he read the letter aloud, and then, turning to the messenger, said, 
"give my compliments to the Governor, and say to him, I con- 
sider myself Uoice honored, but more in being superseded, thsui in 
ha^Tng been commissioned, and that I thank him for this," hold- 
/Vijf up the letter, "since the motive that dictated it is evidence. 
that jam, what he t« not, a ftimA tu my coxnvlry;' 
In losing the confidence ol the GoNcxum Ve%\i'MvA-nv«t'' 


1861.] Memoir of Major General Artemas Ward. 273 " 

ly in that of the public. In 1768, the House of Representatives 
being disposed to surround the Governor \vith a Council com- 
posed of men proved and approved for their patriotism and fidel- 
ity, elected hira as one of the members of that body. The Gov- 
ernor negatived the choice — some others shared the same fate. 
What a compliment to their integrity and vigilance in defending 
chartered rights! The people sustained their Representatives, 
and for so doing, were threatened with subjection by military 
force. The country was alarmed. Submission or resistance was 
the only alternative. Conventions were held, and through them 
the people, as with one voice, proclaimed resistance and their de- 
termination to repel force by force ; preparations for that purpose 
commenced ; and on the 27th of October, 1774, the Provincial Con- 
gress, then sitting at Cambridge, elected Jedediah Preble, Artemas 
Ward, and Selh Pomroy, General Officers, to take rank in the 
order above stated. Hostilities commenced at Lexington and 
^Concord on the 19th of April, 1775, and, on the 20th, General 
■Ward was at Cambridge ; where on that day he issued several 
Ifgeneral orders, and appointed Samuel Osgood, Esij., afterwards 
of Andover, and Joseph Ward, Esq., of Newton, his Aids-de- 
Camp; the latter also officiated as his Secretary. Mr. Preble did 
not accept his appointment. It was riot until the 19th of May 
following, that General Ward was appointed Commander-in-chief. 
On the 20th he received his commission, which was as follows : 

The Congress of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay. To the 
Honourable ARTEMAS WARD, Esquire, Greeting: — 
We, reposing especial trust and confidence in yoiu' courage and 
good conduct, do by these presents constitute and appoint you, the 
ER-IN-CHIEF of all the forces raised by the Congress afore- 
said, for the defence of this and the other American Colonies. 

You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty 
of a Gevebal in leading, ordering, and exercising the Forces 
in Arms, both inferior officers and soldiers, and to keep them in 
good order and discipline ; and they are hereby commanded to 
obey you as their General ; and you are yourself to observe and 
follow such orders and instructions as you shall, from time to 
time, receive from this or any future Congress or House of Rep- 
resentatives of this Colony, or the Committee of Safety, so far 
as said Committee is empowered by their commission to order 
and instruct you for the defence of this and the other Colonies, 
and to demean yomself according to the military rules and disci- 
pline established by said Congress in pursuance of the trust re- 
posed in yon. By order of the Congress. 

Dated i9th May, A.D. 1775. Jos. Warren, Pres. P. T. 

Middlesex, ss. May 20, 1775. 

The Honorable Artemas Ward, Esquire, took the oath ap- 
ttiointed by the Congress of the Colony of the Waa?,a,a\vQs«>Aa 
EXay to be t&kea by the General Officers, and aubacribeA \![\e %'axci& 
mftmine. Samuel Dexter, Justice ot \.Ve. l?e^ce. 

274 Memoir of Major General Artemai Ward. [Juij'i 

This commission did not authorize him to command the forces 
raised in the other Colonies, of which a considerable nambei 
arrived at Cambridge previous to the battle of Bunker Hill. 

A continental Congress assembled at Philadelphia in Sept 
1774, and on the 15th day of June, 1775, made choice, nnani- 
mously, of George Washington, to command all the Continental 
Forces raised or to be raised for the defence of American Liberty 
— and on the 17th, Artemas Ward, Esquire, was chosen first 
Maj. General, and Charles Lee, Esquire, second Maj. General 

In April, 1776, Gen. Ward represented to Congress the feeble 
state of his health and his unwillingness to continue in ofBce and 
receive its emoluments, while prevented by ill health from render- 
ing an equivalent in the service, and requested Congress to accept 
his resignation of the office of Maj. General. He continued in the 
service at the request of Gen. Washington and of the Continental 
Congress until the close of that year. In 1777, he was elected by 
the House of Representatives a member of the Executive Council of 
the State of Massachusetts, and by the Council, President of that 
Board ; and in 1779, appointed a member of the Continental Con- 
gress, but prevented by ill health from taking a seat in that body. 

After the adoption of the Federal Constitution, he was elected 
and re-elected a member of Congress. 

A monument in the burying-ground at Shrewsbury erected to 
his memory has the following inscription, containing a condensed 
account of the principal stations in which he acted his part in an 
eventful period of our country's history : — 

BLuor General Artemas Ward, 

Bon of Col. Nahiun Ward, 

H. U. 1748 { 17G2aJuslice,andl776,Cbiuf Justice of the 

C. C, Pleas for Ihe Counly of Worcester. 

1758 a Major in thu eKpcdition against Canada. 

1759 appointed Col. ; 1766 his commisaion as Col. revoked 

for hi! inflexible opposition ta arbitrary power ; 

whereupon he informed the Royal Governor 

that he had been twice honored. 

17G8 ehoaen one of the Executive Council and by the 

Koyal Governor, and, for the same reason, negatived 

and deprived of a seat at that Board. 

1775 appointed to the command of the Army 

at Cambridge ; and by the Continental Coogreei, 

first Major General in the Army of Ihe Kevolution. 

1779 appointed a member of the Continental Congress and under 

the Federal Government, repeatedly eleetcd a member. 

16 yeard a Rep. from this town in the Legislature, and In 1785 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

Firmness of mind and integrity of purpose were characteristic rf his 

wliole life — Eo that he was never swayed by the applause or censure 

of man, but ever acted under a deep sense of duty to hid country 

and accountabihiy to his God. 

Jjong will bis memory be precious among the friends of 

Liberty ati4 ^*\\^on. 

Oct. 47, \6W>, i&. 1*- 

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[ Contimitd/nHn Iht lait Hiitoncai and Getuakgiad Regitler, page 338.] 

BROffiHT to experience what he often had occasion to express, 
■ that there is no eminence of human origin, which temporal 
changes may not overthrow, Bishop Laud is imprisoned. He is 
thus confined on the charge of treason against the State, 

1643, March 24. He notes in hia diary ; " One Mr. Foord told 
me, he is a Suffolk man, that there is a plot to dend me and 
Bishop Wren to New England, within fourteen days. 

April 25. It was moved in the House of Commons, to send 
me to New England, but it was rejected. The plot was laid by 
Peters, Wells and others." This endeavor of Peters to have the 
Primate banished, instead of being put to death, accords with his 
repeated declarations, that his wish and exertion were to spare 
the Uvea of the Royalists, who were in peril of public execution. 

Concerning his relative position, as to his distinguished bene- 
factors, Peters observes, " Upon my return, was staid again from 
home by the Earl of Warwick, my patron, then by the Earl of 
Essex ; afterwards by the Parliament." Thus he failed of revisit- 
ing his American residence, for which he had strong desires, true 
affection and kind wishes. Had he known the end of such delay, 
hia ardent aspiration would have been, — "The ill, I ask, deny." 
About this season of the year, " Church Government and 
Church Covenant," being a reply of our Elders to 32 questions 
sent over to them liy ministers of England in 1640, is printed there 
and recommended by Peters. In his prefatory remarks, he refers to 
the ecclesiastical affairs of the kingdom. " 1 do conceive, that 
this sword wiil not be sheathed, which is now drawn, till church- 
work be better known. Presbytery and Independency are the 
ways of worship and church fellowship, now looked at, since we 
hope. Episcopacy is coffined out and will be buried without ex- 
pectation of another resurrection. We need not tell the wise, 
whence tyranny grew in Churf hea, and how Commonwealths got 
their pressure in the like kind. These be our sighs and hearty 
wishes, that self may be conquered in this poor nation, which 
shuts the door against these truths. Commonly, questions and 
answers clear up the way, when other treatises leave us to dark- 
ness," This acquiescence in the downfall of Hierarchy, aa here 
expressed, was vividly recollected against him when it came to be 
revived. The production he so aided to circulate, and others, 
from the able pens of our Elders, were eagerly sought by advo- 
cates of Congregationalism, as the fruits of experience and efficient 
auxiliaries to advance the cause of freedom in Church and State, 
and, also, much feared and contradicted by their opponents, as 
powerful hindrances to the success of their plans for the dominancy. 

July 5. While in the metropolis, Peters found vaiVoMa dB?iTO\efli 
&r tbe Sow of bis expan.sive benevolence. Having wtteTvisA cm. 

276 Memoir of Hugh Petert. [July, 

Mr. Chaloner, under sentence for being implicated in the Waller 
plot, with the precepts and consolations of the gospel, he now 
continues similar ministrations towards him, at thie place of exe- 
cution. Peters inquires of the prisoner, conscious of the tiolemni- 
ties which surrounded and of the momentous realities whtcb 
awaited him, if he had any thing more to explain concerning the 
plot. He replies, " It came from Mr. Waller under this notion, 
that, if we could make a third party here in London, to stand be- 
twixt, to unite the King and Parliament, it would be a very 
acceptable work, for now the three kingdoms lay a bleeding, and 
unless that were done, there were no hopes to reunite them.'' 
After several other ohservationa, Peters offers prayer with biro, 
whose last words are, " I commend my soul into the hands-of my 

Sept 25. Weld, the colleague of Peters, pens in London, the 
following paragraph with his consent, then absent from that city : 
" The present condition of this kingdom, yt is now vpon the ver- 
ticall point, together with ye incredible importunities of very many 
godly persons, great and sraalc, (who hapely conceive we by our 
presence doe more good here, then we ourselves dare imagine yt 
we doe) haue made vs, after many various thoughts, much agita- 
tion and consultation with God and men, vnwillingly willing, to 
venter ourselves vpon God's Providence here and be content to 
tarry one six moneths longer from you and our churches most de- 
sired presence, with whom our hearts are, without the least wav- 
ering, fixed. Things cannot long stand at this passe here, as now, 
but will speedily be better or worse. If better, we shall not repent 
vs to have bene spectators and furtherera of our deare Countries 
good, and to be happy messengers of ye good newes thereof vnto 
you. If worse, we are like to bring thousands with vs to you." 
They desire, that the communication, containing this extract, may 
be read to their respective churches. The passage, so quoted, in- 
dicates, that, amid events, soon to be succeeded with great results 
to the nation, the influence of these two divines was highly ap- 

J>reciated and strongly desired in continuance, by numerous 
riends of reform. It, also, shows, that while they longed to renew 
their pastoral cares and labors in their adopted country, they denied 
this wish, that they might assist, to the utmost of their power, 
in promoting what they conscientiously believed to be the high- 
est welfare of their native land. 

Dec. 10. A letter is addressed by Winthrop, " To his Rev- 
erend and very Godly Brother, Mr. Hugh Peters," in Liondon. 
It refers to Parker's manuscript and others from this country, on 
Presbyterianism. Its words are, " Our late Assembly of abont 
forty Elders met, wherein tlie way of our churches was approved, 
and the Presbytery disallowed." This information was as a sharp 
arrow from the quiver of Peters, in his continual combat with the 
superior power of the party, who favored the speculations of 
1644, Jan. 4. Brougbt to t\ie scaSoVi ^ox ^o'u'Cvcsi vSwenKiia, Sit 

18f51.J Memoir of Hagh Peters. 277 

John Hotham forgives all concerned in his trial, and thanks Peters 
for reminding him so to do. The latter as his spiritual adviser, 
speaks in his behalf, and, in his name, desires the spectators 
would notice in him, soon to die, " The vanity of all things here 
below, as wit, parts, prowess, strength, friends and honour." After 
this, Peters having prayed, and then Sir John, they sing the 38th 
Psalm. The latter spends a quarter of an hour behind the block, 
in private supplication, and then gives his neck to the axe, which 
severs it at a single blow. Clarendon's relation of this mournful 
scene, is incorrect, and his epithet of " ungodly confessor," as ap- 
plied to Petera, is of the same description. 

March 12. In a speech of Bishop Laud, at the beginning of 
his trial, he says, alter narrating the individuals, whom he had 
been the means of turning from Romanism, " Let any clergyman 
of England come forth and give a better account of his zeal to the 
Church." Peters, who stood near him, replied, that, however he 
was an humble individual among many hundreds of ministers in 
the kingdom, he had been instrumental, through divine aid, of 
bringing not only twenty-two from Papistry, but one hundred 
and twenty, who " witnessed a good profession," as true Protests 
anta and sincere Christians, He added, that others as well as 
himself, were able to produce hundreds of real converts to Christ, 
for each whom the Prelate could. This answer gave great offence 
to the latter. There is no wonder, that it did, with his impres- 
sions of privilege and deference, which he had properly received, 
as the Primate of England. ' Especially so must it have been, as 
the reply came from the mouth of one, who had fled beyond the 
reach ol his power, and returned as the representative of a Colony, 
whose authorities, above those of all others, had resisted his com- 
mands and prevented the enforcement of his plans for the sup- 
pression of all non-conformity on their shores. Still, he had 
thrown down the glove, and it was manfully taken up. Of the 
result, he had no real cause to complain. 

April 12. Bailie writes to Spang. He complains, that the 
Independents so thwarted the Presbyterians in the Assembly, 
as to prevent their bringing matters to a close, in accordance with 
their wish. Ho particularly singles out Peters, as one of their 
principal trou biers. 

June. Being among the Chaplains for the forces against those 
of the Royalists, Peters reaches London. He, as Whilelock nar- 
rates, " gave a large relation to the Commons of all the business 
of Lyme, where he was with the Earl of Warwick, and that, after 
the siege was raised, the enemy set fire on divers gallant houses 
about Studeome, Fraraptori, and other places." This nobleman, 
who showed particular regard for Peters, soon resigned his mili- 
tary commission, in consequence of the " self-denying ordinance," 
adopted by Parliament, which excluded members of both Houses, 
from being officers in the amiy. 

164-5, Jan. Bishop Laud having been conderuwcA on. 'Ave 
charge of attempting to subvert the esaentalia'WBO^^Xve.ViSn^^™^ 



278 Memoir of Bugh Petert. |July, 

is visited by Peters, who, long before, as a prosecuted non-«m- 
formist, had been to his Palace. At the request of the visiter, a 
motion had been offered in the Commons, as previously stated, 
to release and send him to America. While the instinctive com- 
passion of Peters for the alllieted forbids the suspicion, that be 
intended, by this proposal, to mock the fallen Prelate, still the 
friends of the latter readily endorsed such a representation. They 
quoted the words of the Bishop, " The plot was laid by Peters 
and others of that crew, that they might insult over me," The 
very spirit, exhibited on the face of this passage, gives the im|wes- 
sion to every candid beholder, that what waa meant in c«mpara- 
tive kindness, on one hand, was viewed as the offspring of 
malevolence on the other. 

In the account, given by Wood, of graduates from Oxford, we 
have an extract, which is a sample of the severe style, used by 
royalists towards republicans, and which should be taken with 
many grains of charitable allowance. Speaking of the three lost 
books of Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity, deposited by order of 
Archbishop Abbot, in the Library at Lambeth, Wood indulges in 
the subsequent strain. They remained there, " till the decolTaiion 
of Archbishop Laud ; were then, by the Brethren of the predomi- 
nant faction given with the library, to that most notorious villain 
Hugh Peters, as a reward for his remarkable service in those sad 
times of the Churches' confusion. And though they could hardly 
fall into a fouler hand, yet there wanted not other endeavors to 
corrupt and make them speak that language, for which the Fac- 
tion then fought, which was to nihject the Sovereign power to the 
People. From the said copy, several transcripts were taken, not 
only I presume, while it remained in the said Library, but while 
it continued in the hands of Peters, differing much in words." 
The epithets of disparagement, here poured out, are evidently the 
expressions of prejudice against all of political principles opposite 
to those of the writer. Though the author of them could see no 
good come out of the Nazareth of revolution, under any circum- 
stances, still much of real merit was possessed by the founders 
of the English Commonwealth. The villany and foulness attrib- 
uted to Peters, were images of suspicion, but of no real entity. 
The intimarion, thrown out by the same author, that this object 
of Ws displeasure may have been accessary to the giving of incor- 
rect copies of the Polity, for the sake of party purposes, is so 
vague, it deserves scarcely an attempt at refutation. Baxter, of 
better information and greater candor, in this matter, explicitly 
states, that the work had undergone no such alteration. 

Different representations have l>een given as to the number and 
value of the Primate's library, granted by Parliament to Peters, 
The latter estimated the worth of its volumes at £140, much less 
than generally conjectured. He intended to transport them for 
Massachusetts, most likely as a donarion for the College. Brook 
quotes the language of iLaad, Te\a.V\vp lo ihw subiect, " .'VII my 
bookB at Lambeth, weie, by oxisx ot X\ve ^chiw (A Q^nvmEK»^ 

1851.1 Memoir of Bugh Peters. 279 

taken away and carried I know not whither; bntare, aa it is com- 
monly said, for the use of Peters. Before this time, some good 
number of my books were delivered to the use of the Synod." or 
Westminster Assembly. The vieisaitudes, to which these volumes 
and their owners were subjected, are emblems of the mutations, 
to which alt temporal greatness is exposed, and an admonition, 
that nothing earthly is sure in its promise of good, but right mo- 
tive and life, which forever yield a rich revenue of "the soul's 
calm sunshine," 

April 3. In the exercise of his clerical duties, Peters delivers 
a sermon before Parliament, the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of 
London, and the Assembly. It is from Judges, 3 c, 31 vs. Its 
subject is, " God's doings and man's duty." Its occasion is the 
success of the Parliamentary arms in the West. It is replete with 
original, sound and salutary thoughts. Though it exhibits its au- 
thor, as the decided advocate of rational liberty, yet it affords no 
proof of his rudely trampling on the opponents of his cause. In 
the introductory remarks, he states, that he had derived great satis- 
faction from his chaplaincy in the army, under Sir Thomas Fair- 
fax, In his dedication to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, he 
intimates, that the tide of slander, afterwards overwhelming him, 
had ah-eady begun its course. His words are, " How I have been 
represented to you and ethers by printing or otherwise, shall not 
fill up this paper," Near the close of the discourse, he observes, 
" I know no jjublick person, but ought to carry a spare handker- 
chief to wipe off dirt ; yet certainly blasting men's names in print, 
is not the way to clear a cause in di.fpute. Let us look to our 
duty, and the Lord will care for our reproaches," Men, however 
worthy, who are emijiently active in seasons of political or relig- 
ious excitement, are, too often, made a mark for detraction. It is 
a debasing frailty of our nature, in such collisions, not to 
spare where equity requires, but to prostrate by every possible 

June 4. Cromwell writes to the government from Huntingdon, 
where Peters, his faithful friend, was with him. 

6. The " Occurrences of Parliament," contain the ensuing 
passage, " Whereas, the last week, a petition was presented to 
the House by the Common Council in the name of the City, the 
day before many came to Guild Hall, to that end, and their spirits 
being much moved by the loss of Lester, Master Peters was in- 
treated to speak something to quiet them, which he did to this 
purpose, viz : beseeching them to let go all differences about relig- 
ion, and as Romans and Londonera, to attend the public safety 
of the city and kingdom, which was cheerfully assented to, and all 
men's spirits quieted, for which good service of his, amongst 
others of no small consequence, it is hoped, that all good men will 
be thankful to him, who hath not spared himself to the utmost, 
upon his own chaise, to serve his native country." The compli- 
ment here paid to the patriotism of its subject, was no fta.ttiei'j Xo 
hia pride, bat the genuine expression of legaid loi bw xeal Arm*. 

aSO Memoir of Hugh Petert. [JtJfi 

It was no less his due, because, at the downfall of the Common- 
wealth, it was converted into reproach. The contrast w^as pro- 
duced, not by the extinguishment of his kind affections or the Iom 
of his probity, but by the fickleness of popular applause. The 
notes of this, too often, are, in accordance with the diversified 
phases of a man's life, — crown him, — or away with him. 

24. Tidings, relative to the storming of Bridgewater, which 
submitted the 22d, reach the metropolis ; " That the Lord's day 
before, Mr. Peters and Mr. Boles, in their sermons, encouraged the 
soldiers to the work. About 7 at night, the foot being drawn out, 
and those, that commanded the storm and forlorn, I\Ir. Peters, in 
the field, gave them an exhortation to do their duties." 

96. Having brought letters from Sir Thomas Fairfax, he " was 
called into the House, and made a large relation of the particular 
passages in^the taking of Bridgewater. He also produced several 
commissions in characters, which the House referred to a Com- 
mittee to be decyphered, and gave j£100 to Mr. Peters, for his 
unwearied services." 

Aug. About this time, in compliance with his former applica- 
tion to Parliament, they pass an ordinance, enlarging that of 164^, 
which allowed all exports to New England to be free from duties 
without the previous restriction. Massachusetts, as an expression 
of their gratitude for such favor, repeal, in October, their rule of 
the previous May session, for 6d. a ton on foreign vessels, with 
reference to such as bore the Parliament's flag. Thusitw^as, that 
Peters was vigilant to embrace opportunities for the prosperity of 
our ancestors, to strengthen their ties of attachment to the Repub- 
lican party in their native land, and bring the influences of their 
practical freedom to bear efficiently on the political character of 
the battling kingdom. 

Sept 9. Still engaged, like others of the most worthy clergy- 
men, as a chaplain of the Parliamentary forces, Peters is again 
brought to our notice in the Memorials of Whitlock. He " was 
called into the House, and gave them a particular account of the 
siege of Bristol, and the cause of sitting down before it to pre- 
vent the plunder and cruelties of Prince Rupert in that country, 
and he pressed the desire of Sir Thomas Fairfax to have recruits 
sent him." 

Oct 4. In accordance with the request of Peters and Weld, 
the authorities of Massachusetts appoint other commissioners to 
supply their place in England. As the sequel shows, they both 
felt themselves called to continue there, and exert themselves, as 
opportunity should aUbrd, for the advancement of the Revolution. 
The conclusion was perilous, and the cost to each was widely 

7, Again invited to appear before the Commons, Peters "made 

a particular relation of the taking of Winchester Castie." He, 

also, brought them a narrative of this occurrence from the hand of 

■ Cromwell. He is voted £60 by t\\eTO,aft atoken of their regard for 

biB eervicea. 14. He ia the beaiei ol t^wv'^^'^^ ^ \>u%~&(A'j ^vam. 

"1851.] Memir of Hugh Peters. 281 

the same commander, that Basingstoke had been taken by storm. 
Being desired, as Carlyle informs us, to give particulars of the 
event, he complies. He mentions his application to the Marquis 
of Winchester, to give up before ao forcible an attack commenced, 
who replied, " that if the King had no more ground in England, 
but Basing House, he would adventure as he did, and so main- 
tain it to the uttermost, meaning with these Papists, comforting 
himself in his disaster, that Basing House was' called Loyalty. 
Bat he was soon silenced in the queetion concerning the King aud 
Parliament ; and could only hope, that the king might have a day 
again. And thus the Lord was pleased to show us what mortal seed 
aU earthly glory grows upon." Thus while Peters gives free utter- 
ance to his hearty engagednesa for freedom, he brings before as 
the resolute Marquis, who as honestly determines to venture all 
for his royal master. Though alike in the fixedness of their pur- 
pose, they were wide asunder in the ends of their zealous action. 
The narrator proceeds. " This is now the twentieth gturison, that 
hath been taken in this summer, by this army ; and 1 believe the 
most of them the answers of the prayers and trophies of the faith 
of some of God's servants. The commander of this Brigade, Lt. 
General Cromwell, had spent much time with God in prayer the 
night before the storm, and seldom fights without some text of 
Scripture to support him. This time he rested upon that blessed 
Word of God, written in the 115 Pa. 8 vs. : *' They that make 
them, are like unto them, so is every one that trusteth in them." 
Here is a graphic portraiture of the strong religious sentiment, 
which awayed the officers as well as soldiers of the Parliamentary 
forces, and prompted them to deeds of chivabous daring. How- 
ever such an influence has been represented as carried to an excess, 
and ridiculed by the Cavaliers as cant and hypocrisy, it operated as 
an almost irresistible power against the success of their arms. 
After describing it, Peters presents "to the House, the Marquis's 
own colours, which he brought from Basing. The motto of 
which was. Donee pax redeat terris ; the very same as King 
Charles gave upon his coronation money, when he came to the 
Crown." Thus closes the narrative, which, in point of particu- 
larity, is likely to have resembled others of the kind, given before 
the Commons by Peters, then on the dizzy heights of popularity, 
liable to be shaken and prostrated by a single blow. 

While in London at this time, Peters has ample scope for his 
eloquence. As Edwards informs us, among the topics, against 
which he aims the shafts of his wit, is Presbyterianism. A des- 
perate struggle is being made by those of this denomination, to 
sustain his Majesty, so that they may secure an ascendancy in 
the nation, and, by snch means, cripple and depress the Independ- 
ents. By thus standing with others of like motives, in the 
breach, Peters ia exposed to every missile, which the displeasure of 
opponents could command. Another of his favorite themes of 
discourse, at this period, is " a toleration of all sects," as uvo^t cqu- 
geniaJ with the spirit and success of a free goveiaiaevit. 


282 Memoir of Hugh Petert. [July. 

Dec. 2. After this date, Bailie, a strong Presbyterian, addresses 
Bev. Mr. Roberts, as follows : " Yesterday, the Assembly's petition 
was frowned upon in both Houses ; notwithstanding we parpose, 
God willing, on Thursday, to give in a remonstrance of a more 
full and high strain. I heard yesterday, that IVIr. LUbum has a 
petition for the Sectaries, subscribed with the hands of a gmt 
many thousands. If your city will countenance Mr. Peters' ser- 
mon on the day appointed, they do but go on as they have 
begun." The author of this passage thus speaks of the last indi- 
vidual, because he openly and ably advocated the order of the 

Prynne, in the out-pouring of his displeasure against this de- 
nomination, remarks, as to the document just named, " They lately 
conspired together to exhibit a. petition to parliament, for present 
dissolving the Assembly, and sending them hence to countiT 
cures, to prevent the settling of any Church government ; to whica 
end, they met at the Windmill Tavern, where Lt. CoL John IJl- 
burn sat in the chair, and Master Hugh Peters suggested die 
advice which was accordingly inserted in the petition ; but the 
Common Councilmen, smelling out the design, when the petitton 
came to their hands, most discreetly left out the request." The 
intention of Peters, in exerting himself for such a dissolution, was, 
that the Presbyterians might not carry their purpose, and so 
encumber the progress of national freedom. Though partially 
defeated at this time, his plan was finally adopted, when more 
fully understood, as most fitted to the promotion of Republican 
principles and policy. 

1646, Jan. 23. Still occupied in the struggle for popular rights, 
Peters returns and makes to the House, " a narration of the Monn* 
ing and taking of Dartmouth, and of the valour, unity and aflec- 
tion of the army, and presents several letters, papers and crucifixes, 
and other popish things, taken in the town. The letters are re- 
ferred to a Committee." 

Feb. 28. News from the army certifies, that " Mr. Peters 
preached in the market place at Torrington, and convinced many 
of their errors in adhering to the King's party, and that he, with 
L. C Berry, was sent to Plymouth, to treat with the Governor." 

March 21. The Commons gladly hear Peters describe the pro- 
ceeding of Sir Thomas Fairfax, " at the head of the army- He, 
also, relates to them, that Lord Hopton and many of his officers 
had gone to France;" that " Pendennis Castle was cloeely be- 
sieged, and that the General intended to return towards Exeter." 
In consideration of his deep devotion to their cause, and incessant 
efforts for its triumph, the parliament settle on Peters and his 
heirs, JEIOO, "out of the Earl of Worcester's estate." 

At this period of violent excitement and bitter invective amon^ 
the ditferent parties in England, the prodnction of Prynne, " A 
Fresh Discovery of Blazing Stars, Fire-brands," etc, appears. He 
bad found in the study of Biahoi^ Laud, the subscription of ooii- 
fonaity, signed by Peters, Aug. V) ,A.'o'21 , EoinKfti\yj ■&& ?miMle 

1851. Memoir of Hugh Peters. 283 

himself, aa well as similar documents from other divines, who ■ 
stood strongly for Congregationalism. Without making any 
charitable allowance for their privilege to alter from what they 
deemed a wrong to a right position, he gives a loose rein to the 
expression of his prejudice. "Some of their own Independent 
Faction had other thoughts of her (the Established Church) and 
ministry, unlesse they dissembled before God and man, as they 
commonly do without blush or check, but very few years since ; 
and among other, all our New England brethren at their first 
departure hence, the five Independent Apologists and Master Hugh 
Pet«r, Solicitor Generall of the Independent cause and party." 
Conscious that the stand he had taken and retained, however 
thns assailed, was essentially correct, Peters resolved to hold it, 
let the results to his person be what they might. 

The Gan^^na of Edwards, pubhshed this year, runs a tilt 
against the Congregationalists. Of its remarks is the following : 
"Mr. Peters hath frequently, in city and country, in many places, 
as at Chelmsford, in Essex, and at several churches in London, 
preached, that, if it were not for livings of two or three hundred 
pounds a year, there would be no difference between the Presby- 
terians and Independents." However it was thus imputed to 
Peters, as a fault, that he had advanced the belief, that, as a gen- 
eral fact, the clergy of his opponents were much more zealous for 
party lines, on account of large salaries, than they would be, if 
situated otherwise, still he was correct in the assumption,' aa ex- 
perience has long proved, with regard to all denominations. 

In his " Picture of Independents," John Vicars, one of their 
good natured antagonists, gives the subsequent anecdote. " This 
gentleman," Peters, " being my old acquaintance, came to me," 
at Westminster Hall, "O Master Vicars," says he, " certainly a 

f'eat deal of repentance must lie on your soul." Why, Master 
eters, says I, what have I done ? O, says he, in sadding and griev- 
ing the hearts of God's sainta, as you have in your book. Why, Sir, 
says I, pray tell what is amiss in it Truly, Master Vicars, says he, 
it is naught all over, naught all over," and then quickly departed. 
Such an example of pleasantly giving and receiving rebuke, in 
ecclesiastical difference, is worthy of imitation. 

June. The ensuing note from Peters, is characteristic of the 
kindness, with which his heart ever throbbed for the distressed. 
" To my worthy friend,' Mr. Rushworth, Secretary to the General. 
Honored friend, I understand, that the Lady Harlaw (>) is out, and 
the Lady Aubigny. You may remember, that I had a promise 
for my Lady Newport, when you know my Lord Newport is here 
with you. 1 pray therefore, let me entreat you in favour of her 

July 23. The Town of Worcester having capitulated, ita 
principal Inhabitants receive passes of protection from the hands 
of Peters, on condition, that they do not bear arms against the 

w Jf&, MI taauaibtd bj H. G. Somerby,£ai\.,»a&4&STiua«n>A>^- 

284 Mmoir of Hugh Peters. [Jaly, 

Aug. 5. Aware of hia being " instant in season," and " ont of 
season " to promote their cause, far more for the public welfare, 
than his private interest. Parliament settle upon him £200 annually, 
and, Oct. 5, X200 more. One or both of these sums may hare 
been derived from part of Lord Craven's estate, forfeited for his 
loyalty and granted to Peters ^vithout his request, who referred to 
it in his Legacy, as a source of his principal trouble. 

In his " Last Report of the English Wars," Peters answers 
seven questions. 1. " Why he was silent at the surrender of Ox- 
ford ? " He replies, that the place was so near London, and the 
occurrence so generally known, there was no need of his givingit 
greater publicity. He adds, " You had nothing committed there 
by ours, that had not ita rise from integrity and faithfulness to the 
State." 2. " What he observed at Worcester, it being the last 
town in the king's hand ? " He speaks in high terms of the skill 
and bravery, exhibited there by Col. Whalley and other officera. 
He observes, " I preached at Worcester at our coming in and 
afterwards, did observe a door open to the Gospel. I am now 
satisfied with my many, many petitions, that I might live to see 
this day, this blessed day, and the last town of the enemies taken. 
I am thinking whether to go a few days more in this vale to ad- 
mire what I have seen upon earth, and then die, that I may 
praise Him, as He would be praised, who hath founded mercies 
for his servants, and brought forth deliverance to miracle, throngb 
Jesus Christ." 3. "What were best to do with the army?" 
" The disbanding an army if trusty, ought not to i>e a work of 
haste. Never fewer complaints, nor many men of such quality, 
whose design is only to obey their masters, viz : the Parliament." 
4. "If he had any expedient for the present difference?" To 
nulhfy such want of harmony, the clergy should become recon- 
ciled, and general charity exercised ; Presbyterians and Independ- 
ents should be friendly and seek for the greatest public benefit. 
" Coals blown get heat and strength ; neglected, grow cold. 1 
think we might do God more service in study and pulpit», than 
in waiting at great men's doors and working them up to their self- 
ish interests," 5, " What his thoughts were in relation to 
foreign States? That forthwith we might have some choice 
agents sent, as two to Sweden, two to the Cantons, our good 
friends, two to the Netherlands, and so to other parts, as we see 
cause, and these accompanied with a manifest of God's gracious 
dealings with this State, letting them know we omitted this worit 
in our misery, lest our friends might fear us for beggars, but now 
being upon an even foot with them, we let them know our con- 
dition, and how we are ready to own them against a common 
enemy." 6. " How these late mercies and conquests might be 
preserved and improved ? By the same means the mercy is 
gained, it may be preserved," even the encouragement of good 
men. " Walk plainly in your counsels. God needs no man's lie* 
to carry on his work, tiet \l be out ca^e that after ages may not 
say we conquered ouisdvea into a. ue'« ^sevj. ixi&'Ciat ■sill 

1851.] Memoir of Bugh Pcten. 285 

e^alt and maintain a nation. I wish they might be first sharers in 
it, that first adventured their estates and lives. A State may 
stand upon any frame of Government, if fastened together with 
justice, charity and industry, the only upholders of the flourishing 
neighbor-nation, the Netherlands." He proposed, that, for the 
promotion of morals and religion, as the chief source of a nation's 
prosperity, three or four missionaries might be employed in each 
County. He added, " How ripe have I found Herefordshire and 
Worcestershire for the Gospel and many other counties." 7. 
" Why his name appears in ho many books not without blots and 
he never wipe them off?" "I have been thinking to answer six or 
seven pamphlets, that name me either enviously, or disgracefully, 
but yet remain doubting. The Lord rebuke Satan. This I must 
say, if either in doctrine or practice I have failed, the time is not 
yet wherein any brother in any wuy of God hath dealt with me." 
He referred to his friendly relations with Ames and Forbes in 
Holland. Speaking of his former church in Rotterdam, he re- 
marked, " I thank the Lord it condnues to this day." Alluding 
to his residence in Massachusetts, he said, " Nor did I lose all my 
seven years being in New England, amongst those faithful, learn- 
ed, godly brethren, whose way of worship, if we profess, it will 
not be groundless when their writings are examined. But to those 
printed scribbles against me, I may provide shortly a more satis- 
factory answer, where I may plainly charge untrue and unworthy 
passages upon the authors. Now the good Lord, who hath led 
captivity captive for us, subdue us to himself and grant that, in 
these tossing, tumbling, foaming seas, we depart not from our 
principles of reason, honor, liberty, much less Religion, which is 
the prayer of Hugh Peters." 

Oct 26. While thus laying the precepts of his observation and 
experience before the public, as a means of promoting the national 
good, his wife had recently arrived at Boston from London, some 
better of her derangement. She soon paid a visit to hisaffectionate 
parishioners at Salem. Her affliction received his deep sympa- 
thy and bore heavily on his spirits. 

In the course of this year, he united his exertions with those of 
the estimable Wiiislow and others, to parry off the thrusts, made 
by the non-freemen of this Colony, who had gone to London with 
their complaints, at the reputation of our Rulers, before the func- 
tionaries of Government. 

1647, May 17, As a mark of continued attachment to his con- 
gregation here, he had given his share of a small barque to them, 
and they now receive profits from what it had made. 

June 4. The King is taken from Holdenby House, by a volun- 
teer force, under Cornet Joyce. Dr. Young testified, that Peters 
told him, that, when this took place. Parliament intended to se- 
cure Cromwell and himself, then in London ; but being informed 
of their design, they both escaped; that, as they rode to Ware, 
they halted to consult about what should be dotie to \ii% N^a^e%i:>j ^ 
tag that tbey concluded he oaght to be txied and \ie\veaiei. 


286 Memoir of Hugh Peters. [Jc 

Still the deponent put in the caution, that he was not certain 
whether he understood it was Peters or Cromwell, who gave such 
advice, but he rather thought it was the former. To this chaise, 
Peters answered, " I speak in the presence of God, I profess 1 
never had any near conversation with CromwcU, about such 

1647, July 19. Whitlock relates, " Mr. Peters went to the King 
at Newmarket and had much discourse with him." He proposed 
to his Majesty, the abolition of Episcopacy as a means of recon- 
ciliation between him and Parliament. The offer was accepted. 
and a corresponding treaty was made. But the document was 
rendered nugatory by the Parliament's falling under the power of 
the army. 

Sept, 18. These forces having quartered themselves in Lon- 
don, contrary to the wishes, exertions and influence of the Pres- 
byterian party, Peters preaches before their officers in Putney 
Church. After the discourse was finished, " they met there and 
debated propositions towards the settlement of the bleeding 

About this date, Peters publishes a pamphlet with the title, 
" A word for the Armie, and two words for the Kingdome. To 
clearc the one, and cure the other." He mentions the reasons, 
for which the military felt themselves called to exercise their 
power so that the royalists of Parliament should comply with 
what they considered reasonable terms. The chief was, that the 
said political party intended to disband the former instead of send- 
ing them to Ireland, where they had offered to go ; because the 
first feared, that if the last conquered that country, they would 
return and give law to the kingdom. He enumerates the hin- 
drances, which retarded the nation from advancing towards the 
great object of the Revolution, and the means which should be 
used to remove them. He closes as follows, " However I am con- 
fident God will carry on this work, which is his owne ; and to that 
end I loo ke above all present agitations.knowingif wee ent«rinto 
our chambers, and shut our doors for a little moment, the indig* 
nation shall be over past" 

Having, in this production, disagreed with Nathaniel Ward's 
remarks in his " Religious Retreat to a Religious Array ; " Peters 
received a spirited reply from this old acquaintance of his. iu a 
pamphlet called, " A Word to Mr. Peters, and Two Words for the 
Parliament and the Kingdom." 

The stand, taken by Peters on this occasion, though very offen- 
sive to the Royalists, helped forward the Repubhcan cause, and 
consequently, to bring down on his head, the increased resent- 
ment of his opponents. 

However these considered his course, others of equal intelli- 
gence and worth held the same ground with him. The observa- 
tions of but one among the latt«r will be cited. Milton, in his 
reply to Salmasius, used the sub«t\\iKn\. \a.n^\ia?p -. " Our army 
Btue was in no fault, who bang oiAcrei.-'^ \!Bt ^»i&asM5&^^ 

1851.] Memoir of Hugh Peters. 287 

come to town, obeyed and quelled the faction and uproar of the 
Kijig-'a party, who sometimes threatened the House itaelf. For 
things were brought to that pass, that of necessity either we must 
be run down by them, or they by U3." He then spoke of the de- 
nomination, among whom Peters was elassed. " The Independ- 
ents, as they are called, were the only men, that, from the first to 
last, kept to their point, and knew what use to make of their vic- 

Dec. Henry Somerset, Marquis of Worcester, dies in the cus- 
tody of Government. Peters was active for the amelioration of 
his sorrows. The Marchioness, relict of the deceased, gave him a 
certificate, when prosecuted as a regicide. It was, " I do hereby 
testify, that in aL the sufferiugs of my husband, Air. Peters was 
my great friend." While relating this fact at his arraignment, he 
added, " I have here a seal (and then produced it) that the Earl 
of Norwich gave me to keep for his sake, for saving his life." 

Sir John Denham, with letters from the Queen, gained access 
to hia Majesty through the kindness of Peters. 

Lilly remarks, that after conversing with General Fairfax, "we 
went to visit Mr, Peters, the minister, who lodged in the Castle 
(at Windsor) whom we found reading." Peters, looking at a 
new satirical pamphlet in his hand, said, " Lilly, thou art herein," 
to which he replied, " are not you there also ? " " Yes, that I am, 
qnoth he," While the production had epithets for Lilly, as an 
Astrologer, it called Peters, " Dr. Sybbald." 

1648, June. At the beginning of this mouth, Peters went to 
Milford and hastened large ordnance forwarded from the ship 
Lion to the Leaguer, and they were used in the storming of Pem- 

July. Dr. Young, the principal accuser of him on his friaJ, be- 
comes acquainted with him at Milford, under the profession of 
being a strong opposer to the king. This was when Peters was 
actively engaged, so far as his health could permit, in procuring 
supplies for the Parliamentary forces in Ireland. 

Sept. 7. He, with Messrs. Marshall and Caryl, is requested to 
perform religious service before the Commons, next day, being 

Near this date, the Duke of Hamilton surrenders himself, as a 
prisoner, to Peters, and hands him his George. (^) 

Dec 6. While the forty-one members of Parliament, as Carlyle 
relates, who were of the Presbyterian party and desirous to con- 
tinue the King on the throne, were detained in the Queen's 
Court, Peters visited them. They inquired of him by what law 
they were held in durance. His answer implied, that he knew of 
none unless the law of necessity. 

7. He assists in the religious services of the day appointed by 
the House. 

Dec. 20, He is desired to officiate before the Commons, the 
next Friday, in St. Margaret's Church. 

D horaeback, bome bj Emg^LU ol Om CM^nI. 

388 Mejmir of Bagh Petert. [July, 

During this month, he met frequently with Cromwell and a 
few others, in Windsor, where the army had their head quar- 

Lilly relates, that, in the Christmas Hobdays, « Lord Gray of 
Grooby and Hugh Peters sent for me to Somerset House, wilh 
direcHons to bring them two of my Almanacks. 1 did bo. Peters 
and he read January's Observations." The author bad printed 
under this month, in such publications, " I beg and expec-t Justice," 
He observes, that one of the two others said, " We shall do jus- 
tice." He adds, that he did not think then, that they referred to 
King Charles. 

1649, Jan. 4. The Commons, having laid down the position, 
that " The people are the origin of all just power," and they them- 
selves are representatives of the people, decide, that whatever act 
was passed by them, had the force of law, without the consent of 
the King and Peers, Then they adopt an order for the trial of 
the royal prisoner. 

Immediately Peters accompanies the King to London, nndw 
the command of Colonel Harrison. He was afterwards accused 
of riding at St. James' before his Majesty's coach with six horses, 
" like a Bishop Almoner," in a triumphant manner. He answered, 
" The king commanded me to ride before him, that the Bishop of 
London might come to him." 

13. « The King desired that Master Peters, Mr. Thomas Good- 
win, and Mr. Dell may be sent to him about some resolves." 

20. After a conference between his Majesty and Petero, the 
latter offered a petition to the House, that the former might have 
one of his chaplains to advise him on some questions of con- 
science. Dr. Juxon, bishop of London, was accordingly allon-ed 
to be with the King till his execution. Lio^ard speaks of the 
part acted by Pet«rs, on this occasion, as honorable to his head 
and heart 

27. In a letter from Roger Williams, to John Wiothrop, Jr., 
the next May, it is stated, that news had reached the fonner, that 
on the first of these two dates, " Mr. Peters preached after the fash- 
ion of England, the funeral sermon to the king after sentence," 
from Isaiah, 14 c. 18 vs. Itappears from his trial, that he intended 
to preach from this text, at such a time, but did not He, however, 
delivered a discourse the next day, from Psalm 149 : 6 7, 8, 9, vs. at 
8t James's Chapel. He odiciated on the 21, from the same pas- 
sage, at WhitehalL When arraigned, he was accused of remarks 
in such discourses, as justified the execution of his Majesty. Part 
of them, he denied. With regard to the rest of them, as the lan- 
guage of a decided and energetic republican, they, of course, must 
have been offensive to the ears of royalist*. There can be 
little doubt, but that after his endeavors to effect a reconciliation 
between the King and Parliament, and it was plain, that if the 
former swayed his sceptre as he had done, the latter must yield 
up tbe power they had gained, and thus the great object of the 
revolution for greater liberty m CVuvcVami^taXfti^iifeVaitiPetera 

1851.] Mermir of Sagh Peliri. 389 

came to the unpleasant, but necessaiy conclusion, that it was 
better for his Majesty t« lose his crown, than the Parliament to 
be subdued. Of course, when invited to speak before the national 
authorities on public affairs, he in the honest expression of his 
opinion, would lay down such propositions and so remark on 
them as to displease the favorers of the throne, and prepare their 
minds to entertain impressions against him and utter them to his 
disadvantage, when opjKjrtunity should ofler. This has alway* 
been exhibited by strong opponents, when summoned to describe 
the words and actions of their antagonists, especially after bloody 
contentions for the mastery of a kingdom. 

30. On this day, Charles Stuart, the King of England, is 
brought to the scaffold, erected in the street before Whitehall. 
Having addressed those near his person, in vindication of himself 
against the charge of treason and made a confession of his regret, 
that he consent^ to the death of Strafford, and expressed the for- 
giveness of his persecutors, Juxon reminded him that he had but 
one short stage more, though a trying one, to heaven. " I go," 
aaid Charles, "from a corruptible to anincorruptible crown, where 
no disturbance can arise." " You are exchanged," said the bishop, 
" from a temporal to an eternal crown, a good exchange ! " The 
monarch laid his head on the block and it was immediately sev- 
ered. Lamentable scene, and equally so, the imperfections of 
human nature, which were the cause of its being acted ! 

Among the numerous stories told of Peters, was one, that he cut 
off his majesty's head with his own hand. BarwicJt as referred 
to by Harris, remarks, that Peters " was, upon no slight grounds, 
accused to have been one of the King's murtherers, though it 
could not be sufficiently proved against him." In such a connex- 
ion, a satyrical piece of 1649, is adduced as confirmatory of the 

'' There 'a Pctera, the Denycr (noj V i> iwcl} 
Be that (disgaiacd) cnt off his maaler's hcul." 

But, by the only witness, whom Peters summoned at his trial, 
and who lived with him, at the royal execution, but afterwards 
was in the national service, he showed, that he was confined to 
his bed with sickness, the very hours before, at and after the tragic 
event. His solemn declaration was, " I do profess before angels 
and men, I did not stir out of my chamber that day." On this 
point, Lilly in his Memoirs states, that Robert Spavin, Secretary 
of Cromwell, declared to him, that the executioner was, Lt. Col. 
Joyce, and then repeats his words, " I was in the room when he 
fitted himself for the work, stood behind him when he did it ; 
when done, went in again with him." 

Feb. 17. Desirous to save the life of Hamilton, Earl of Cam- 
bridge, Peters gives tt^stJmony, that this nobleman was promised 
quarter, when he surrendered. March 8. A letter has the passage, 
* Yesterday, Mr. Peters' presenting Hamilton's petition, made 
many believe, that he would esrape." This noHeiftan covnmwcvi- 
ed the Scottish forces, who invaded England, to gvuXain iXwio"^ 


290 Memoir of Eugh Petert. [July, 

cause, and was defeated at Preston. Though the compassionate 
effort of Peters did not prevail, the general expectation, that be 
would succeed, indicated the prevalent impression of his aversion to 
taking away the life of friends to the Crown, and the large eban of 
Influence, which he had with the national authorities. The emi- 
nent prisoner, for whom he so interceded, was executed the next 
day. As the dying expression of his obligation to Peters, he bid 
him adieu and embraced him. 

Lord George Goring is condemned for waging war against the 
Parliament, but is soon reprieved through the application of Peters. 
In view of his repeated endeavors of this kind, he could truly say, 
as he did in one of his last publications, " For my carriage, I 
challenge all the King's party to speak, if I were uncivil ; nay, 
many of them had my purse, hand, help every way, and are 
ready to witness it." 

June 7. At a Thanksgiving, in commemoration of OomwelPs 
victory, to which the Loi3 Mayor of London invited the Cooncil. 
the General and his officers, Peters is a guest. With his usual 
acrimony of style, when the advocates for free institutions were 
his theme, Clement Walker, in his Anarchia, describes the occa- 
aion, and asserts, that many of the partakers indulged themselves 
to intoxication. He particularly singles out Peters as the object 
of his deep-rooted prejudice. But the spirit of his whole strain 
carries proof on the face of it, that his vision was distorted, so that 
it discerned men as trees walking and led him to portray his po- 
litical antagonists as he should not. 

Aug. 16. The Diurnal contains a communication from Peters, 
at Milford Haven, to the Council of State. " Last night, when 
we came from sea, we agreed (after seeking God,) to wait upon 
his pleasure for the place, being persuaded it were better to fasten 
upon any part of Ireland, timn to hazard our men aboard, or 
bring them ashoar to burden the poore country. Things look 
hopefully, if our corruptions hinder not. Oh I that self, that reigns 
every where. Be assured, all diligence is used for you by H. 

Sept 1. He sends the same Body an account, that their force* 
had arrived safely at Dublin. He relates that they had detained 
a Dutch man of war under suspicion of b<'ing bound to Ireland. 
He was employed in examination of her officers, particulariy 
for hia acquaintance with their language. 

15. He addresses the Council from the same country, where 
he is with Cromwell, '■ Tredagh (Drogedah") is taken ; 3552 of 
the enemy slain, and 64 of ours. We have also Trim and Dun- 
datk, and are marching to Kilkenny. I came now from giving 
thanks in the great church." With regard to the expeditions to 
Ireland, they were considered by the Parliamentary army, as a 
sort of holy crusades against the Catholics, who, in zealously bat- 
tlingfor the royal cause, had killed many of the Protestants and 
treated those of them, who feU mlo ttveu W^da, as heretics, de- 
serving no mercy. 

185].] Memoir of Hugh Peteri. 291 

17. Whitlock informs us, that Peters, " at thebeginningofthe 
troubles " there, headed " a Brigade against the rebels, and came 
off with honour and victory, and the Ulie was not expected from 
him." It may appear strange, under ordinary cirrumstancoa, and 
very different from those of that occasion, that Peters should so 
have united the military with the clerical cloth. 

But the public opinion of those, with whom he was associated, 
applauded his course, as honorable and dutiful. 

To this import, was a communication from the Protector to 
Col. Haeker, though written afterwards, Dec. 25, 1650. " Truly 
I think, he that prays and preaches best, will fight best. I bless 
God to see any in this array, able and willing to impart the 
knowledge they have, for the good of others. I expect it will be 
encouraged by all the chief officers in this army." Others of op- 
posite principles, censured such a practice among the Independ- 
ents, while they approved of it in those of their own party. The 
very historians, who reproached Peters for similar conduct, 
praised the Rev. Dr. Walker for defending Londonderry, against 
James 11. ; Williams, Archbishop of York, for doing the same as 
to Conway Castle, and Chilli ngworth, the celebrated divine, for 
bearing arms to sustain his Sovereign, and acting as engineer at 
the siege of Gloucester. It may be said, that these, so commin- 
gling clerical and military services, did it, because they thought 
themselves brought into extraordinary crises, and, therefore, they 
are to be praised rather than blamed. Peters believed that he 
w^3 similarly situated, and his case requires a like allowance. 
The facts, so adduced, are not offered as a plea for the general ex- 
pediency of preachers becoming soldiers, but to show, that, in 
accordance with consistency, if others are approved for doing, in 
no greater emergency, what Peters did, his reputation should not 
be sunk with a mill stone of prejudice, while theirs is exalted by 
the plaudits of favor. 

Oct. 12. John Eliot addresses Peters. Some extracts follow: 
" The Lord hath greatly delighted to improve you, and eminently 
your talent is increased to ten talents, for our Lord and Master's hon- 
our and use ; and doubt not but your crowne shall be answerable. 
You are indeed much envyed, evil spoken of, smitten with the 
tongue. No matter. Be not troubled at what men say, when 
they speake evill of you, seeing you cannot but see, yea, all may 
see it, God dealeth well by you, the Lord doth improve, accept, 
succeed you. I cannot wish you in New England so long as 
yoa are of such great use and service in the Old ; not because 1 
love you not, but because I love you and the cause of God, which 
you do totit viribus pursue and prosper in. I have a, request unto 
yoa in behalfe of these poore Indians. We arc abont to make a 
Town, and bring them to a cohabitation and civility, for the accom- 
plishment whereof we want a Magazine of all sorts of edge tools, 
and instruments of husbandry, for cloathing, etc. That success- 
ful and seasonable Magazine of Provisions, w\\\c\\ ^OM'wa^t*. 
hveijf iontniment to ptocuie so seasonably at BnaXoW, iot \laft i*- 


292 Memoir of Hugh Petert. [July, 

liefe of the army at Pembroke, doth iiicourage and imbolden me 
to request this favour, that you would be pleased to use that 
wisdome and interest the Lord hath given you in the hearts 
of his people, to further this Magazine for the poore Indians." 
Eliot proeecds to advance ideas, like those in his Christian Com- 
monwealth. " The only Magna Charta in the world, is the holj 
Scriptures. Oh! what an opportunity hath the Parliament now 
to bring in Christ to rule in England. If they do that, Christ will 
prosper and preserve them." This epistle from a far country, dear 
to his heart, must have been very welcome to Peters. It speaks 
of the calumny, uttered against him by political foes, with the dis- 
approbation, which it deserved. It brings to light an instance of 
his beneficent enterprise, which, but for such development, like 
many others of a kindred sort, might have slumbered in oblivion. 
Its author, while uttering the expressions of his friendship and his 
opinions in favor of a Republic, as little thought, that the influ- 
ence of restored Royalty would reach across the Atlantic and com- 
pel him to apologize, as Peters had, that his zeal for freedom, 
would prove the forfeiture of his life. 

Returning from Ireland to Milford, Peters was taken dangerously 
ill. It was supposed, that he took his sickness from the com- 
mander of the ship, which brought him over, while praying at hia 
aide. He was so low, that it was dllficult to have him moved on 
shore. Dr. Young, who became acquainted with him, the year 
previous, received him to his own house. He was instrumental in 
restoring him to health in a short time. He was a secret sop- 
porter of the crown, under the guise of a Parliament man. Thus 
he acted as a spy upon his confiding patient, who remained with 
him ten weeks. His own relation was, " I observed in him, that 
he had some secret thoughts, that I could not well discover, 
neither well understand ; whereupon I thought it might tend to 
my security, that I should so much sympathize with him, to gpt 
within him to know hia intentions." Capable of such duplicity, 
he was a chief witness against Peters, at his subseqaent trial 

Among other items, told by him in reference to the latter, WM, 
that he came over with power from Cromwell, to have companiei 
of soldiers raised for service in Ireland. Brook quotes the story 
of Dr. Walker, who eagerly caught at exaggerated reports to the 
disadvantage of those, whose state policy came in collision with 
his own. Peters "having misspent his time and raised only three 
companies, Cromwell's wife drew up articles against him. Hear- 
ing of this, Peters contrived with Col. Philip Jones and Mr. 
Sampson Lort, to settle a Congregational Church of their own 
invention, hoping, by this means, to make it appear, that instead 
of being idle, he had been all the time, very well employed." 
The accusation here fails to be substantiated by its accompanj- 
ing facts. Peters was at Milford but ten weeks, as already spcct* 
fied. Owing to hia severe illness, he could not have been suffi- 
ciently strong to have complied wiih hw uwttactions in less than 
two or three weeks. For t\\e leat o\ ftve Ume,V« c"tcrtB&.\i\\B«ii 

1851.J Memoir of Hugh Peten. 293 

so that three companies were engaged, prepared and sent to their 
appointed station. This, ol' itaell', would have saved him, with all 
his activity, from the just charge of being dilatory. But, in addi* 
tjftn, he and two friends, succeeded in collecting and establishing 
a church on their own platform. Surely, were the supposed fie- 
lion of Mrs. Cromwell's displeasure at Peters, because he wasted 
his time, a fact, she must have judged erroneously; could she have 
had experience in the performance of such labors, she would have 
been convinced, that commendation, and not blame, was his due. 
1650, Feb. 7, A letter of the Cromwelljana, is addressed by 
Peters, from Milford, to one of his friends. He mentions, that " the 
Marquease of Orraond hath had a treaty with the popish clergy," 
in Ireland, " and many overtures have passed between them, and 
at last all things are fully concluded between them." He states, 
that Cromwell ia preparing to march against their forces. He 
adds, " Sir Lewis Dives (the great royalist, that broke away to 
save his head, when the Lords were to be bied,} is among the Popish 
Irish. I believe his being there is to see what is probable to be 
done by them for their king there. We are giving the ingagement. 
I pray God self-denial may appear among all hearts." 

March 23. The Diurnal says, one writes from ftDlford to Lon- 
don, " I have enclosed two letters, sent Master Peters, which he 
was entreated ; wherein there are from New England and else- 
where, very savoury propositions and seasonable for England and 
Ireland." One of these communications is signed R. H. A pas- 
sage or two are cited. " Observing in a letter of yours, your pious 
desires to have help of ministers among the ignorant and supei^ 
ctitious Irish, I thought it not amisse,to impart some cogitations 
unto you. Ireland is conceived unhealthy in the generality, so 
that men dare not fix themselves without some triall. I conceive, 
that if some liberty were given to English ministers, to depute, 
for a while, some in their places in England, till they had experi- 
ence how their bodies would agree with that climate, it might 
happily draw over some considerable men, that did afiect the con- 
version of that nation." The writer advises, that favor be shown 
to the Irish, who speak English, and thus " spread our language 
unto the people and the sooner let in the Gospel." 

25. Information is received in the metropolis, from " Milford 
Haven, that the country thereabout did unanimously take the In- 
gagement ; that Mr. Peters opened the matter to them, and did 
much incoorage them io take it" 

April 27. He communicates at South Wales, with a distant 
friend. Among his related facta is, that a frigot which sailed yes- 
terday from Milford for Ireland, is to bring Cromwell back to Eng- 
land if he prefer. 

1651, April 17. The Missionary Corporation write from Lon- 
don to the Commissioners of the United Colonies. They observe 
in reference to the Mission, among the Indians : " It is strange to 
see what and how many objections arise against the wotW, ?ovafe 
from the ill management of former gifts, bestowed on \.\ie coMtv'Wj *A. 
New England, of which no account hath been gv\en \o tt\e ioTiOWi 

294 Memoir of Hugh Peter». [July, 

and some personally reflecting on Mr, Wells and Mr. Peters, some 
upon ourselves, as if we had so much per pound of what is col- 
lected, or might feast ourselves liberally therewith ; whereas 
through mercy, we never eat or drank of the fruit or charge of it, 
and neither have had or expect a penny or pennyworth for all the 
pains we shall take therein. As for Mr. Peters and Mr. Well*, 
they have sufficiently satisfied us with what hath been formerly 

This year, Peters publishes hia " Good Work for a good Magis- 
trate, or a short cut to great quiet," 

June 7. In the dedication of it, " To the Supreme Power, and 
all true Patriots under them," are the subsequent extracts. The 
contents of the production " are the scribblings of two friends di- 
vided by places, to satisfy each other about some practicable 
pieces of several kindes, especially looking at Religion, the Poor, 
Justice, Law, Navies, Merchandize, which are now the breeden 
of manie thoughts amongst Englishmen. And truly as hee is 
foolish, that would dare to prescribe to your wisdoms ; so is hee 
unfaithful, that would keep a mite from your treasure. It is de- 
sired, that no man of anie profession would despise these small 
things, or the dale of them ; but seriously attend them to enlarge- 
ment and practice ; for doubtless, an honest heart and a quick 
head will soon enliven all these. Your Honors know you are the 
Remainders of much winnowing. You know as your travels 
have been great and dangerous, so verie successful. This good we 
have alreadie under you, that men may bee as good as they can, 
but not so bad as they would. It is humbly conceived, Bepublicks 
BOW the seed of their ruin in faction ; which wise men sale cannot 
bee cured but by frequent elections, and cleer and plain dealings 
betwixt men in place, according to Mat. 18. And then who can 
saie a government of so manie praiers and tears should perish ? 
when aft«rages shall read written on your doors, and practised by 
you and your successors, 

This hous hatea bid. Iotu 

After these suggestions, Peters addresses a friend of the initials, 
J. T. " You must excuse mce, if I join my thoughts with yours, 
and further give waie to opportunitie pressing the publishing oar 
heartie short breathings after the good of the Commonwealth, 
raia'd and prescrv'd even to miracle. Bee not discouraged to con- 
tinue your contributions. I know wee now desire onley to laie 
this rough work before better heads and hands, and be assured 
this nation is not barren altogether of self denying spirits aud in- 
genuous Patriots ; and though Holland seem to get the start of a?, 
yet wee may so follow, as to stand at length on their shoulders 
and BO Bee further. Our present transactions make ns look like 

Martha, wee hope our great eud 'wiW a^^M \o \ft Marie's one 

thing neceasarie." 

[To be ctmlinwd'i ^M 

1851.] EarlieBt Wills on Record in Suffolk County, Ms. 

(Conlinaed from pa^ M2, vol. vi,] 
Thouas Rucke, Jpniok," 
Of Boelon in New England. To John Rucke of Sfllera in New Eng- 
land, all my wearing apparrell & lyniien & inj sea inslrumenid & books. 
To Samuel Rvcke of Salem 10/. of lawful money of Eiiglanii. To Joane 
Kaitot, ray sister, 10/. Gooda unbeqnathed to Mr. Thomas Rucke laj 
father, wliorae I make my sole executor. Thomas Rucke. 

In presence of WiUiam Orojit, 
Zacfiarr/ Calleii. 
This being belicued to be y" aft and deedc of Jlio : Rucie, Juno', though 
the witnesses Ibal should piove it are in England, & so not eappable of 
giueing their testimony, at the re<|ueat of Mr. TAo : Riiche, ^en', the 
magistrates doe graunt adrainislntcou to the eslale of Tho : Rucke, Jun', to 
Tko : Sadtt, Sen', he acting with the estate as nearc as may bee to the 
wilL 26 June,t 1 Ga J. Edteard Raunon, Record'. 

Thomas Dudley, 
Of Roxbury in New England, made in perfect health, the 2Gth of Aprill, 
1652 ; for my sole I comend it nnlo the hande of my God in whome I 
haue beleue<t wliome I hnue loued, which hee hath proraised to receiue in 
lesus Christ taj redeemer &. eauiour, with whome I desire euer to bee, 
leaueing this testimony behinde mee for the Vse ic example of my ppsteri- 
tic, & any other vpon wliome it may worke, tluLt I haue hated k, doe bate 
euery falce way in religion, not onely the old Idolitry So superatition of 
Popery which is wearing away, but much more (as being much worse) the 
more hi'risies bUsphamies &: error of late sprunge vpp in onr natiue coun- 
try of EngUnd Sc secretly receieicd &. fostered. — My body I desire to bee 
buried neare my first wite, if my present wife be liutng at my death. My 
Cemporall estate I intend to despose of it as iustly and equally as I can 
eonlriue it, betweene the poatcriiie of my cliildn by my first wife, and ray 
children by my last wife, accounting T^nuu Dudley k John DuJiey my 
grand children (whome I haue braughtupp) in some sort as my immediate 
children. First what I couonEinlcd at my marriage with my p'seni wife, 
to giue to her, & such child"' as I should haue by her, bee made good vnto 
them, with this condition & explanocon; tliat all my lands in Roxbury, 
being duely valtued by my executor, w* all my goods, debts, plat«, house- 
liold stuffe k. bookes. — My wnnc Jotepk Dudley to haue a double portion, 
& I\iule Ditdley, k Deborah Dudley, each a single porcon ; — land to goe to 
Jo$epk according to my forcmenconed couenant, & y* Goods k debts to 
PaMe k Deborah. If the land amount to more then a double porcon, 
(hen to take ovt of y* same from Joieph, and giue it to Pauh k Jjeborah. 
My preitent wife k my three children to liaue all my lands, goods k debts, 

* ThU will U twice rerordei in the ori)>inal volume. Tlie necond time, whkt Tol- 
low* wM «di]e<I : " The originall will bj orJor of y* majeila, Dep'y Goan'a, Mr. Noic- 
rU, tr. Mr. Hihbiat, wu deljoorcd to Air. TAunuu liachf, Sen', j' to he miglit prooue it 
inEni-lsiHl. Edm' OiiEnni, Bee' - 

t Thu date a gireu bj (lie Bocordcr, when he recoTded it &« KcooA. luoc, "' ^^ 

296 Earliest Wilts on Record in Suffolk County, Ma. [July, 

(except what I giue to others) I giue to Ihe cJiilUren of my sonne Samiiell 
Dudlei/, the filh piirt of mj mill at Waleriowne, it of lliy house tc ffteene 
acrea of hind in Wiitertown, togetlier iv"' & Gth part of y* debt w'* Tkoii: 
Maj/hew his heirea doe owe me for not pcribrming iheir Uorgunc w^^mc, 
for w'"" tUe SBJd uiyll waa pte of my assuranci. — lo he eqiiaJly dividnl 
among them. — To the ehildn of mydau. Itradttreete, another Cih. To iht 
childm of my dau. Deniioa. another Cth. — To the children of my dau. 
Woodbridge another Gth. Also vnto the aforesaid Thomat Ihuiley, an- 
other 6th ; & to Ihe aforesaid John Dudley the other Oih. If my eount 
iSamuU Oudlfy. or any of my three daughters, BnidUreete, Deiiiton. or 
Woodbridge, have any more children, they shall haue c<iiiul shares with 
the rest. To enter upon said mill ic lands the 20lli day of October 
next, after my death k not before. They to pay my dau. SaraA Pa^. 
half yearly, 20 s. apiece yearly. To the deacons of the church of Rox- 
bury, 5 markea, by them to be distributed to the poor of said towne. 
Worthy & beloued friends, John Elliott, teacher of the church at Hosburr, 
SamuU Danfortk, pastor of the said church, John Johtmrn, Surveyor Gcn- 
erall of the Armes, it. WiUtm Parket of the s^d church, giueing to e«cfa 
of them, if they shall liue, 2 years after my death, 5 L apiece — that they 
will doe for mee ic mine as I would haue done for tlicm in theirs in the 
like case. In my former will I have named my sons execntors. but better 
considering of their remote dwelling, &c., I have chosen my aforet^d 
friends to be executors. Tho: Dtolet. 

To grand-childe Tbontai Dudlei/, 10 I a yeare, for 2 yrs after my death, 
besides what I shall owe the colledge for him at my death. To prjuid- 
childe, John Dudley, 15 /. a yeare, for 3 ycares after my death. To wife 
I give the tyme &, interest I haue in Jo/in Jianten, also all my rent Ic 
prolitts of my will at Watertowne, from the day of my death till the 20ili 
of October, then next following, on condition that she giue to my dau., Sa- 
ToA Pacy, her dictt, &c, or after Ihe rate of 6 I. by the yeare, till she is lu 
receive what I haue giuen her out of my will — I meane her first parmeM 
thereof. Whereas my sonne, Samuell Jhidky, hath beene importunate villi 
me to mayntaine his sonne, Thomat, at y" colledge at Cambridge, nntill 
the month of August, 1654, when he is to take his iid. degree. I liauc mo- 
Bented thereto, but soe llial the case of the £ducacon of ray younger cliilc!- 
ren doth eompell me to retreate and revoake from my said sonne, SamutH. 
and his otiier children Sc their heeres, the Gth part of my mill tc lands til 
Watertowne, and do rcvoake k call back also 20 /. I gaue to the snJ'i 
Thoma* Du^ey his soone, & ihl. I gaue to John Dvdlfy, another of the 
sonnes of my said sonne Samuell Dudley, w^ I hereby doe, yett because ii 
is not equal] that John Dudley aioresaid (who hath been seruisable to me») 
should losse any thing by my benefycencc to his brother, I do hereby giue 
vnto him, the said John Dudley, all the said 6lh part of my myll k tend at 
Watertowne, w^ I had formerly giuen to his father, or his yonger brolhrK 
k sisters, so that I haue settled a 3d part of the said mill vpon him tlir 
said John Dudley, & a Gth part vpon the sud Thomas Dudley. WitncM 
my hand, this 13lh day of Aprill, 1653. Tuouas Di'dlet. 

My will is that this schedule be annexed lo my Will, & be ea aulhentif- 
all as the same, and my meaning is, that this Gth part of the mill at Witlir- 
towne he charged w* 40*. a yeare, to be paid to my dau. Sarah Pnty. a* 
before this si'hedule was made. My dau, Pacy to huue guen her a frallirr 
bed & boulsler, w^ slice hail when she Uued last at Boston, one yellowc 
Sugg & 2 Monkelts of the worser sort, 'i Yi"ve lA \w.\tt ^a&eus., k a cheK- 
MajSSlb, 1653. '^w^^toj^. 

1851.] Earliest Wills on Record in Suffolk Counti/, Ma. 297 

The charge of my long aicknesse, I thereby being disenabled lo make 
bargaiites as I was wont for the vpholding of my e^tiUc, I finde my estate 
thereby, and by other mennea soc wcnkncd, that the due care of my thre 
youngest cliildren's education compellelb moe lo reuoake & detract a Gth 
part of what I had giuen to mine other children & grand child" out of my 
will. & settle it vpon my three younger ehild", I do therefore recoil from 
my other child" a 6lh part out of euery share w* by my will I had for- 
merly giuen them. And I giue the said Gth pnrls to my said three 
youngest children. "Witness my hand to this Schedule WitneM, . 
Santntl Danforlh, who wrot this, as Mr. Dudley dictaleil lo me by his 
direction, this 8th day of July, 1653. Tho; Dudley. 

My three youngest child" slialbe rateably charged for what ia hero 
giuen them to my daughter Sarah Paey, as the others are. 

■ yiT, John Johtton, oa the 15th of August, l(ij3, apiieered belbrc the 
Magistrates, & did on his oath present this as the last will of Tko: Dudley, 
late of Koxbury, Esqr. w"" was found in the 'chest of the said Thomab 
Dudley, psently afer his decease, vnder lockc Ik key. 

£dii:^. Hawgon, Recorder. 
The magistrates did allow &; approue of ihis will with the schedules 
amiexed. Present, i£tcA<u-f^ Beilingkam, Esq. Mr. Mteell, So Mr. Hiblnnt. 
Mdw'. Jiawton, Keeorder. 

James Bate, 

Elder, of Dorchester in New Engbiud, 22" day of the ninth month 
called November, 1655, giue vnto my Sonne Mf Richard Bate of Lid 
Towue in Kent in Old Enghuid. all my Lands, moveable goods & debts 
y* I now haue or hereafter may haue in Old or New England, lo be dis- 
posed of by him, according W his discretion ; yet desireous y' he would 
attend vnto such directions thereabout, as I sliall send in writing, Tuless I 
shall See ground & reason aftenvanls to alter the said directions in any of 
the pticulars thereof. S^d Sonne whome I haue all wayes found faithful!, 
my sole Executor. 

Subscribed as well as ho in y* want of bis boilily sight could write in ye 
p^sence of GabreU Mead & m' Rob' Howard, Nof pub^" 

Jaue3 Bate. 

Codicil Sonne James Bate shalbe JOToed Execulo' with Sonne 

Richard, only for this purpose, titat, sonne Jatnet may receiue such debts 
as are owing vnto me in N. England, also to Sell such Lands & goods as 
I have, excepting what is mentioned in my directions, to be giuen vnto my 
Grand ehild Jame$ ffbiter, provided he doth make a true Inventory y'rf, 
and convey y" said Estate \i\\a my said Sonne Richard. 

26"' Nov. 1055 James Bate the Elder, 

Rolf Howard deposed to the above, 14 Jan 1655. •"• 1 U'' "■""■ 

Rnger Clap, aged forty sixe yeares or lliereabouli', stutb — he being w"* 
m' Jamet Bate to visete him in his sicknes, — he intreated him lo take 

* Tbi* Etc limile haa been loaned for our use by Ur. Capea, anfttot «l >^& %\ttfe 

298 Earliest Willi on Record in Suffolk County, Ma. [Jnlj, 

Bome wittncB with himselfe, that it was liis will liis daughter Gibion haae 
tenn pounds for hir owne vse Sc. at liir disposing, ic not lo hi?r hm- 
banda; the eoid Roger said to m' Bate, if you haue any writtt^n will, it 
must be added thereto, he replied with earnestness y' be would liuue done. 

.firfwrf Roger He Nicho Clajtp — haue all three taken thein- OalUea lo tic 
truth of the Testimony — written 17: 1 1"* mo. before me, 22 Jan. 1 656. 
Jo: Sndeeoa, Gos' 

1 Jot Bate testify, — I heard my father Bate say the Sabbath day before 
he dyed, y' he would giue vnto his dau. Margret Gibton tenn pounds — ai 
her disposing, & not at her husbands, wbieh be said he woald add vaxo hiii 
written will. Jamei Bate eame before me, 19: 117" caled Jan' 1655, uid 
took oath to the truth of the p'mises, Jo jEndedHt, GoW 

Enow That whereas I James Bate the Elder haue made a will. — S2^ 
9"^ 1655, wherein I make son Rich' Sole Execut' expreeeing in Said will 
further direction, in writing to be given vnto bim — as followelh. vdizt. — 
he to giue vnlo sonne Jamee three cWldren Sam' AUict & Mary, £UXI 
B piece, when one &. twenty yeares of age; son James to liaTe the profit 
of Bd portions, mtill then for ic towards their brin^g vp ; in case be duth 
goe with bis family to Line in £ng. Allso sonne Jamei putt in goo<i secu- 
rity to jiay said £300. my house, Orchard Sc three Acres of planting 
Land adjoyning with the meadow, also adjoyning, on y" back of said 
dwellinghouse, in Dorchester, New England, I giue vnlo Jamet ffotttr, 
his Grandchild provided y' dear wife Atliee Bute haue her maintejiance 
out of s^d bouse &c. Also I will m' Mather Teacher of the church of 
Dorchester haue £20 and j' now wife of Galmell Mead £20. Th«e 
directions bearing date with Raid will. Jahes Batk y* Elder 

Rohf Howard No" pub. • .— u 

li Jan 1655 deposed by Robt ffoward. 

W« Davis. 
W Davis, seaman — giue Isaac Colemore of Boston all lo me belong 
ing — only to Henery Tile my pisloll, what debts 1 doe owe be psjd out of 
my Estate. — 14 Sep, 1655. William Davis. 

Witness Hath' Williams 
*•■*• "' 1 :> John Sanders. 

10. 9: ir.55 Nalh' Williaim & Jno Snnderi depoa^d before Court, 
that this schedule wits the true min<l of H™* Davis. 

10: 9: 65. Power of Administration graunted to Isaac Cvliemor*. 

TlUOTtIT JoNi^B. ^1 

11: 10™ lG55—Timothg Jones of Do rehestcr— appoint John Kingjif ' 
of Dorchester & W~ Robinson of same towne executors; they shall dispo^ 
of what is mjne for the best good of my wife A cliild ; — vnto wife thinl p' 
of all I banc here or in England, my son to have the rest. — Executors sell 
Xiand to the paying wife her Legacy & the keeping of my child. If 
father Kingtley desire to buy any of my Land ff^ Robinson shall chooee 
two men to judge the value of it — he paying for it as much as another 
would doe. Timothy Jones i»i.™a.> 

hi-mHk. .3 Jan 1655 fl<t6'^.TJc Thos Peari 
t^ij ./ AewiwA tliat this waa ti.e l.«st will 
JM .S/,urr oSTwoTBt ^w^«.a. 
JAomcu Fearu 

1851.] Harlicit Willi on Record in Suffolk County, Mi. 299 

JoBif Clemens. 
Jo/in Ckmeni Rcauitm — giue Itaac CuBemore that I have dne vnlo me 
in tho Adam k Eue ; foure pounds vato my sister liiicing in wakeria 
nilhin Sixc miles of Lee named Maiy Clemens lo pay wluU I owe in the 
shipp. — I owe Nicholas Pris one shilling, — Rich* Cletlierly one eliilling 
& sise pence ; — the nut giue Tnto haac Cullemore. 

TticiurkiM Joht la Sanders. T>«n„u\t i^ John w Clemens. 

Ben} Thwing 
W Sleuenson 
more^ne pound ten shillings to be allowed vnto my wages for short 

County Court 10. 9: 1G55 
Jno Sauilers Sc W Steucjisoa deposed^Adminifitration granted to 
/sack CuUemore. 

Sauuell Morse. 
2:10:1S54. Morse, Estate whether moTablea or jmrnova- 
bles, aa house, Lands, Chattle, liouse honlde stuffe, bequeath all vnto Ellz- 
aheik Morse my wife ; — after her decease to be devided amongst my child- 
ren, John Morse, DanieU, Mai-y Hullin, & Attn Morse, tlie wife of my son 
Joseph deceased, who with my »ijd children shall haue an c<|uall portion — 
for the childrens sake of my said beloued Joseph — the above named Ann 
shall make an oquall ilistributiun wlien they & euery one of them shall 
grow vp lo the age of one & twenty wife Elizabeth executrix. 

Henry H Smith Ralph Wheehck 

SamueU J^ BuUijt. 

Bezockb Allen 

Of Boston ; beloued wife Third part of Estate Reall & psonall, besides 
my best bed bedsteild, Curtaines, vallainis & furniture in y° Clumber w"'" 
I now lye in, with all my plate, not doubting hir motherly Care and Loue 
to bring vp my Children in y* feare of god,- — being allowed necessary 
Charge for diet & Clothes. Overseers, Mr Edward Rawton, & mr Jere- 
tmoA Houichvn. Eldest Sonne a duble portion; all y* rest of ray children, 
as well y* w"* shee goeth withall, haue equall poreons paid them at y^ ago 
of one & twenty yeares or day of marriage, w"* sliall first happen. In 
case any of My Children die the jwrtions to be equally devided amongst 
y" rest; if all should die before they attaine y"age or tyme irforesaid, then, 
wife haue one halfe, y* other halfe to be deuided between sister Etix: bur- 
eham, ir. sbter Joanna Peeks, thejre Children ; to M'' HuUtard my friend 
it pasb/ Ten pounds, fliue pounds whereof I formerly promised him 
towards his house — lo MatAewe Hawkes iiue pounds ; ray eldest Son my 
Ring ; & y' he haue my mares as p' of his double porcon at aprizm' now, 
aod to Bunne till he be of Age ; my man tiue pounds a( y* end of his lime, 
if he proue fiuthfuU to his mrs: 20? to my maid. Bkzoun Allen. 

9* Sep. 1652. 

Jereminh Scales, 

Jogiah Hubhrrit memorandum, y' y" scale of this will was awcdeutaH^ 
torn olF bv y° ih-palyen before m' Jlills brought it v\> to -j* \nB.^*.i."n*.«f. 
W^uto s'laad as Bnue as if it were s^ed as it was : 4fe ocV. Vfe^t. -^ 


00 Earliett Wilh on Record in Suffolk County, M». 

magistrales conaid' thia act lo be neceaaary. Jo: Sndecott, Govl w^ was 
ordured by y" vol* of y* whole Coart to !« as Athcnlickp w'tiout y* sealc 
as with it, & as it waa before. Jiduf' I{aicioJt,Set:Tel" Koconled 10 July, 
1G53. £dw' Jiaieton, Sec*. 

Rachell DtGG 
{17. Nov'. 1G4G) of dorcheater, wiildow, hauing aoulde my lioDjic and 
land wherein now I dwell vnto Nephew HopeMtill ffottcr for one Luodn-d 
&; twenty pounds, to be payed w*in Lalfe one yeare aticr my deecanw, he 
shall pnio vnto ibank/ull Slo\ee Threescore pounds witbin halfe a yeare 
next after my decease, & I giue more vnto tkaukfiiU Stow, Twenty pounds, 
'which is due from said J/opeitHl to be paid her w'''tn three months aher my 
decease ; if the said HopettiU do not pay the three-score pounds so giuen. 
then I giue the house & land vnto her ; he performing y* payments. 1 
giuc him three score pounds the remainder of the said some of one han- 
dreil & Twenty pounds, & the Rent of the said bouse ic Lands so it 
amountes not to aboue Eight pounds, out of w*'' he shall giue three poimdi 
vnto his dau. ThankfuU, to bee layed out vpon a silaer Pott for her, 
niarke w^ R. B. and twenty shillings to his sonne HopeitiU to buy for him 
three siluer spoones — also fforty shillings to his dau, /'atience, to be lay'd 
out vpon sixe siluer spoonea for her ; all the spoones to be marked w' 
S. li. — also I giue vnto him the said HbpestiU a ffeulher Bed & boubler. 
My Honn in Law John Stow oweth me one hundred and (forty pounds, 
whioh he promiseth to pay out of hia house and lands in Roibury, out tif 
w*"" I giue vnto hia Eldest sonn TTtomtu Slowe Thirty pounds, he paying 
out of it fforty shiUinga to be layed out vpon aixe siluer spoones to be 
marked w"* R. B. of w^ I giue three of them to his dau. Marie, the other 
three to his non Sam^, Vnto his Eldest sonn John, n siluer cup, w^ I 
bought of hia father; — vnto Elizabeth Stow, wife ofhtnery Archer, Thirty 
pounds, IGue pounda out of it in fifteens spoones marked J?. B. sixe to ber 
dau. RaehtU, three to John, three to Jtaac, three to Throphilot, tfaer ibree 
sonnes; — vnto Elixabelk Stow my siluer Pott, and ray Booke of dockter 
Preaton to be deliuered hy executors. Vnto Nath' Stow, Twenty pnnnds 
hauing giuen him formerly a small Tenement & land ; vnto Sam' Siov 
Thirty pounds, lo be paid vnto them by their ffalher w'^in one year bRut 
my decease ; — vnto Peter Maitert, my sonn in law, now lining in England, 
Twenty shillings; — to his dau. Elizabeth Tenn shillings ; to his wife. Kaik- 
erin, my fille kirtle ; — vnto m' Richard Mather, fforty shillings ; — to the 
poor in Dorchester, Twenty shillings, to be distributed to them 1^ tbe dea- 
cons where they see most need ; — vnto m'' Newman ic m' John MiStr tenn 
shillings apeece ; — vnto James Batte senio', Siue shillings, to bis aoania 
James, ffiuc shillings; the now wife of Thoi. Lyme fliue shillinga; — Cl»- 
ment Batte Twenty shillings ; — his dau. Rachell ten shillings ; — to the resi- 
due of his Children, ffiue shillings apeece ; — TAoi Beattt, Twenty shilling : 
ThoM BeaU, John Complon, Goodwife Turner, wife of Rick* Brittaint. 
Gioodman Meade, Old margery, & Goodwife Place, to euery of them ffiue 
shillings ; — poore Goodwife Hill, & goodwife Patching, tenn shillings 
apeece ; — some con^idcrutioa'i moueing I further giue Thanijidl Stow all 
my household slulfe & plale. — All the residue of my goods &c lo touinf 
iionne in law ./ohn Slowe, — ray executor. — Dated the day & ypare nboue 
written, Tb. n.Artf ..r R. B llACIIEUh 

1616, Jn p'sencc of Bigu 

^icA' Prnrocis, 


IGU & Mal|^H| 

1851.] Earlieitt Wilh on Record in iSuffolk County, Ms. 301 

Jiieh' Peacocke Testified Tliat this wfts the Insl will of Rachell Bii/ff 
Tiiken vppon oath &c SD (4) 1647 W Aipinuall 

Eutr^ k. Kecord'^ 20 Feb. IGyS at R(;quest of Ensigne HopsliU fogier 
Mdicf Rawsoit Kecor* 

William Pottkr 
(14 Jan. 16.13) — of Roxhery, bring nicke. Vnlo m' Tompton,Ttisia' 
of y" cbureh of Brantrey, Tenn Pounds, to be jiuy* within one yeure after 
my deiith ; m' ffiiiii, Tewher of j" cbmvh of Brnnirej. tenn [toundp, 10 be 
payd within oat; yeare ;is before ; vnlo brother John Pottert wil'u, in Eng- 
land, her Ibure Children w'"" she had by my brother, sixe pounds, Ibirleene . 

shilling foure pente ; ^-nto Brother Geo. Potter, if he he lining, [the 

same] if he be dead to be e(|ually deuided belweene all his children then 
lining; — to sister Joim three pounds sixe shillings, eight pence, if Lining, if 
dead to her chiklren, if she hath none, then itts go to brother Ju' Potter'i 
children; — sister Anne» dau. wife of John Coking, three pounds, sixe 
shiU' eight pence, if lining, if not, to her children, if none, to bro. Geo. 
Pollers children. — my wifes dau. Hannah Graue, Twenty pounds, to be 
payd her at y" day of her marriage ; also Twenty pounds more to be payd 
her at my wifes death. Vnto y* Sclioole in Koxbery, Twenty shillingis : 
to J* Colledge at Cambridge, Twenty shillings; all y' rest of estate Lands 
&, debts with the debt y' mr. W' Brenton of Boston doth owe me, three 
score 3c tenn pounds or thereabouts, vnto loueing wife. Executor, she & 
her heires foreuer. My desyer is my wife wil be careftill to send to my 
friends in England, & If they desycr to haue this twenty pound sent them, 
jr" she will be carefull to advice w* M' Jlint, y' it may be conveyed to y™ 
as safely as it may be, but my wife not to stand to any hazard of yt goeing 

**^Witncs— /%/«/ EUiot ^"°W-X Potter 

jl ij p ' PhiRip Efliol k Rob' Pepper deposed before 

pliUipllZti, y' '^"^ y'Jf%y °' Jan' 1053 ,• 

_r i . IT II they saw W' Poller siffne this as nis 

■ "^miSZ '-»" "ill. * y' hf ™ of « Sourf mynJ, 

p • f L- ^c. The Court approved thereof. 

ic Roconler 

Jons Glovek 
Of Boston. — I hane by deede gincn to sonne T/ioi. all my Lands in 
England, w* pmise they shalbe freed of my wines dowre Sc promised to 
him four hundred pounds ; — to sonne Nath' so much in good payment, as 
would make Lands, the which I deliuered him, worth fbure hundred 
pound ; hane also ginen sonne Habakucke, one halfe of the new house in 
Boston nearest m' WelAa house with halfe of all the other housing, halfe of 
y" yeard, Ic pitts in it, & other accomodations for tanning, k promised to 
Budce it vp fonre linndred pounds, these with all other my debts to be 
duely payd out of goods, debts due me, profilts of Lands in Dorchester & 
Bostim, saucing wiues dowre. my two sonnes, John k Pelatiah. either of 
tfaem. one hundred jwund payd Ihom out of my goods. — y* pnifitls of my 
two farmes on (he further side of the Hiver in DoRhester k out of the 
one halfe of my house, yeard. other housing k Ian pitts not herein exprest, 
to be ^uen my sonne J/aiacacle, as soone as my wmea iveceesox^ Taaviat- 
waataf tiie aforeaaid estate will p mitt -, my ^leAoaeA '^nS« xi^mxc^x^a:- 


302 Earliest Wills on Record in Suffolk County, Ms. \3\ 

ing rigbt of dowre in England shall hane all tbe reel of my good^ profitl? 
of two farmus in Dorclii'siiir ntbresftid. half house, yeiird, housipg »nd tann- 
pilta in Boston viidiBposed of. sonn Hahacjiche bolfe of my bousi- in Bos- 
ton next goodman Hudtom, w* half of yeard &a [he] paying in one year 
to Sonne Thiti Gloper ten pounds ; son Jfath' forty pounds, & to Harvard 
CoUeilge at Ciimbridge, towards y° maintenance of a fellow there, fine 
pounds a yeare foreuer, if my beloved wife can spare to-giue tbe said liu'' 
pound a year in her life ^me, I doubt not she will giue it ; wife Executor, 
m' Rich' Malher & m' Henery Withington overseers. 

If sonnes John & Pdatiah haue occasion to sell m'' Nmeheryt farme. it 
be soulil to sonne NatH if he desyer to buy it — 1 1 Aprill. 1 655. 

John Glovkr 

Vpon furlher Consideration of what Sonnes John & Pelatiah haue 
aln-fldy reeeiued in their education, y' after the decease of my wife, tbi-y 
receiue out of my famies in Dorchester either of Ibem y* sume erf two 
hundred pounds, w"'' sume of four hundred |>ounib being first payd tliem, 
I ^ue the Reversion & Inheritance of the said farmes to Ifabacukt. John, 
^ath' & Pelatiah, & tbeir hetres foreuer, to be equally devided. 26: 11: 
1653, JoHK Glouer. 

W HibUns. 

S* ffeh: 1663 m' Habaeucke Ghmer appeared before y' Magistrates & 
presented y* abouc to be y* Last will & Testam' of his father m' John 
Ghtier deceased m' W" Hibbim being wittnes. Aj)proved, 

m' HibbittM Hecoi* 

W" Denning. 

Being now sick ; Louing friends & Brethren Edu^ fflftcker & Jelm 
Hail of Boston, overseers. To wife Ann Deaing y' vse of all my estate 
shall not haue power to alienate any part; — after her decease, if son 06t- 
diah come over into N. £. then one half of estate to be his, in case hedoih 
not come p somdly into y* Country, then I giue vnto said sonne twenty 
Hhillingg, and no more ; y" Reminder shal be giuen, together with j* oiIkt 
halfe, after tbe decease of my wife, ynto my kinswoman Mary PovtO. 
Provided y* s^d Mary continue with my wife dutitiiU dureing her life, if 
not, vpon just complaint made to Edti" ffhteher & Jno HuU, I ^ue full 
power to disinherilt her; — also piue them power to sell one piere of 
ground of about half an Acre lyeing hebw my garden, bounded with thp 
highway one side, & ground of Maudil Enfftith on the west, & Dta Mar- 
skaU & Cap' Robf Kfayne on y' North, only reseruing one Roud bmad st 
y* end next my garden from ibe high way, for a passage into my ollwr 
ground ; also any other part of estate to pay any just debt withall ; if my 
wife Bland in nece^ity for further maintenance she shall haue liberty m 
sell sucli things as may l>est be soiild for necessary support, provided it be 
with y* consent of overseers. 18*? IIT" 1C53. W[LLIAii DEKKiNa.' 

Atleslants, GamaltU Waitt. ^ 

Benj Negut. 

GamalieU Watte ic Benj" Negtit deposed before tbe MagiatnitM 
they saw W" Denning signe this will : he was of a disposing miiMl 
best of their knowledge this 31 Jan''. 16a3. 

Js" Robinson 

it be 


^r7 rfay of Jnne. 16.53.— Due to me itom "Ntj mwfilwr.W' Pk<«Cpi^ W 
wages, Eig^t pounds acauen B\u\tiQ^, a^ wanvn \RAnA» \m. ^S Sai ^ 

1851. Earliett Willi on Record in Suffolk Oountif, Ms. 303 

from m"" Riehard Lord &, m' Goodier of Newhauen, for wages vpon a 
Barbailoea Voyage, my request is y* the docter be satiafyed, tc what I 
owe to my Lnodlord, Robfffeild, for dyett, Lodging, & Attendance; what 
I owe my maister, & what may be over & abouc I leaue to [him] & Rob' 
ffeild, [but] in case y' my mother or sister may be aliue and demand it, 
then tliey to haue it, if not aliuef then to keepe it P*"" Comfort Starr. 

Mliaa Hosking. 
m' Comfort Starr deposed before Magirtrates, 9 June, 1 653, — was prea- 
eot when Jn' Robiton declared this to be his will — Adminislration granted 
to RoVfffild. 

JouN Cooper, 
Now resident in Weymouth being eicke, doe make this my will ; y' y" 
wife of m' Henenj Wauham, in whose house I now sojoume, may bo fully 
eatiafyed for eharges in FhLsicke, Attendance or otherwise w^ being done, 
if any thing remaine, y" HaziUpenah WiVoekti, dwelling now with t»' 
Waliham, hsue tcnn shillings — all the rest of my goods & cloathes vnto 
Looing friend Tho$ Dyer ai Weymouth, executor, John Coofkb. 

wiinesse W' Torry, 

Jonatham Waliham. Deposed by W Tarry, Oct 21, 1653. 

Joseph Shaw. 
12. Decf 1C53,) of Weymouth ; to Mary my Louing wife, one halfe, of 
all my Estate & Landx, the other be devided amongst my Child- 
ren, with respect of a double portion to Joieph, my Eldest Sonne ; wife 
ic my Brother Nicholat Browne' Executors ; — Spkraim Hunt Sc Jotepk 
BicmaU, both of Weymouth [overseers] Jobeph Shaw. 

Wilnesaes John Clarke 
W CoUan 

Nath' Souther, Not. pub. 
D»' John Clarke & JF" Cotton deposed before the Magistrates y* they 
■aw JokH Shaw aigne this as his Last will, &c S &h. 1653. 

Rebecca Webb 
Grandchild Relecca Armitaye, sole executrii ; to pay all my debts, pos- 
sesse all my goods, debts & estate. Loveing friends Tkojnat £utolph 
Senior St. Peter OUiver administrators. Committ vnto y"" the care of said 
grandcliild & my said goode debts or Estate to improoue to the best be- 
koofe of said grandchild, also to dispose of her in marriage (if she line till 
she be capable thereof, or at sixleene yeares of age, then she hath liberty 
to dispose of liir estate hir selfe, in case God take hir away by dealii 
before marriage, but at twenty yeares of Age she liath power over hir 
estate, but not of hir pson in marriage without Consent of bir father God- 
frey Armitage, Thomas BiUolph &, Peter OUiver. If God lake away 
said Rebecca by death before the age of sixteen yeares, then Admin- 
ktrators & sonne Armitage have all my estate to be equally devided be- 
tweene y", they paying such Legacys as followeth, (vizi) to Seaborne Cot- 
ton Sc John Ootlon forty shillings a piece, to m' John Wilton, Junior, forty 
ebillings, to his sister dattenport forty shillings ; m" dauenporl forty ahil- 
liags, for her loue Sc care of said grandchild ; ic eixe pound a yeare with 

* Tie name Bjinin irriKoa with a pencil in the mwpa uA &1iim 4i«w\^*a:^« 


304 Earliett ^Yilh on Record in Suffolk Count;/, Mi. [Julj, 

hir for two yearcs. Aboue named Aclministralor' & said sonne in Law 
twenty eliillings a piece : wittnes my hand the 10* Dec' 1654. 
in p'eence of Rebecca 'Webb W *« -rt« 

Jamet JoAnion. 
JonaA Neg«*. 
Leift Jame» Johnson Sc Jonuthan Xegui sworne before y' Magistrates 
23 ftb, 54, saith ihey saw liehecca tt'eOit signe this aa hir Last wiU, ttc 

William Lane of Dorchester. 

Vnto Thomas Eider my SonnR id Law, & dau. £li:aieih his wife, my 
new dwelling house in Dorchester with all the outhousing, garden, A:c. 
only to & for ihe vse of my dan. &, hir children : ffor euer : except my 
great I«tt within the great Lotts of Dorchester within Pale & witbont, 
Eetimated 24 Acres more or lesse, wch I giue vnto dau Mary Long ; also 
Buch paonall Estate aa 1 dye poasesed of shall by my Executors be tbm 
distributed ; vnto sonne Thomas Linchhorne of Hingham, £8. in silver ; 
TUto Sonne George Lane of Hingham, £S. ; sonne ifath Jiaker of H. XS. ; 
sonne Andrew Lane of H. £8. the dischai^e of these Legacyea in Siluer 
aforesaid £60. due vnto me vpon Bill fro m' John Glover, the Remainder 
of the Bill after £32. in Legacyes (being Twenty Eight) I giue vnto Mar/ 
Long, my dau. together with all my psonall estate, except one alandbg 
bedstced in the Parlor, nlso one tuble & one chest in the house, ic abo 
two fatl? in the Leonloo lo welt Barly in, w""" I giue vnto my sonne Rider, 
& his wife to Rcmmne at the house, vnto Mary Long all my Cattle, haye. 
Come, mault, swine, Pewter, brase, beding, k all my Esiale ; funnerall 
charges ic Legacyes being discharged ; vnto ffredome Kingley, who hsih 
heene ray faithfvU Servant. 20" Mary Long lo haue liberty in my dwell- 
ing house after my decease for the Bcmovall of hiraelfe ic goods fro 
thence, such time as my executors thinke convenient, not exceeding siie 
moneths after the day of my Buriall, also such liberty in the Bame k 
vpon the Land Concerning hir haye, Come & Cattle, w'"" is thus lo be 
vnderstood, that it sbail not at all p'judice or liindcr Tho Rider from the 
vse of the Land at all ; in case I dye in such Season as the Land is lo be 
planted or Sowne, he haue libcrly so to doe, !c she haue liberty lo Reape 
& take what was by me planted or Sowne. Louing Brolher JiwepA Jflwu- 
ioorth t John Wiiwall executors. 28. 12mo 1650. 

Signed in p'sence of tht muko of H "WiLl^iASi Lake 

Thomoi Wiiwatl 

ffreedome KtngsUy Thomas WxneaU deposed before y" ms^ 

p'sent y* Goi-et^ this 6"* of July 165i y' (his was y* Last 

m' Novell will of IT- Lane. 

m' Hil>bi«s 

Capt Gookin &. Record: 

Thomas Jewell of Brantrey. 

All y' esiale lo my wife to be hers as long as she is a widdow, if sbi- 

mary iJien to deuidc it into three parts, two parts among my ehildrun the 

third lo ho iiirs. William Needorn & Tho: ffogter to take the care Jt otct 

sight of Estate for my wife & Children. Thouas Jewell t ^ ««». 

10. 2moIC54 That Ihisisthe true wiU of rAcJrB^/ 

in the p'sence of testiiyed by W Scant & flaminA 

WiUiam Scant HaTbOT\«SoTe\ntSum' ifcuuCom- 

^biinah H Harhor witnesses iasiotf 

4.dmiiiistratioD granted lo Gi-istll Jewell ■b\a'L*A'i''i"iSft-«'Vii\s\ti««a| 

1851.] Earliest Wills on Record in Suffolk Covnty, Me. 305 

will pformed & giue security that the ciiildrcn sliall liauo tlieir parts out of 
it; this 21 Jul;, 10^4. 

Alt a meeting of the Magisls & recorder tLe 5"" October 1655. 

Humphry Griggs of 13nuitrey who wilh God^ Icauc is Suddenly to 
mai-y the Relict of Tho: Jeieell, Appeared before the magists & acknowl- 
edged y' it was agreed betweene him, Tho: Rosier, & W" Needom, y' the 
said Griggt haue sole benefitt of tiie Estate of Tho: Jewell, k at his owne 
diarge bring vp all the children of said Jewell till they were litt to be 
putt Apprentice, causing them to Kead, Sc the said Griggt did binde liim- 
selfe &; estate, vizt. y" house & Land of said JeweUi besides his owne, to 
pay to each of tho said children the sume of seaven pound;; Sc ten shillings 
when they come to the age of twenty one yearea y' sonnea ; at day of mar- 
riage or eighteen yeares y" daughters, & to y' Eldest sonne fiueteene 
pounds at his age of twenty one yeares ; in witnea said Humphry Griggs 
eubSCTibed his name before y" magistrate Ic Recorder, y' day al>oue men- 
tioned, w** Agreement was approved of k. vpon the former, Humphry 
Griggs bond of IT" Needom ic Tho: ffoster is lo be giuen vp 

witnes W Ifeedom, Tha:ffosUr 

Thohas Wheeler of Boston. 
Wife Rehecea Sole-executrix ; to said wife all my Estate dureing Life, 
if ehe continue a widdow ; if she mary then vuto sonue Joseph Wiener my 
house and Land, reserving tuIo my wife her thirds, vnto my dau Hebbecca 
out of my moveables £20. at hir marriage or at y' age of iiineteene yeares 
Sich' TrusdaUSath' WiUiams & Edvf ffietcher [overseers] 

6: 3mo 1654 Tho; Wheeler 

witnes H^ Colbron. Proved by IfiUh' WiSiaiM, 2e July 1654 

NathanieU Wiliiams, 

Richard Wilsos of Boston. 

Being very sick, bequeath all my Estate vnlo Sarah ray wife, debts 
being p^d, said estate kept & improued for y° vae of said wife. IF" Kil- 
cop & Richard Krtighi overaeera, forty shillings a pecce as a token of my 
Loue 19 Aug. IGJl. Richard Wilson 


Thomas Harwood. 

23 Dec 1654. Babhabas ffaiver of Boston. 

Debts being payd, vnto Grace ffawer my wife & Eliazer my Sonne the 
Benuunder of my Estate, wife sole Executrix. I will y' sonne Etiasar 
sfaalbe kept at Schoole with m' Chevers at Ipswitch for one yeare to be 
brought vp at Learning, m' James Penn, ta' W" Paddy, m' Tlio: Lake, 
& Tho Marshall all of Boston, overseers, to see my will tniely pformed, 
Viz' that when my sonne shall come to the age of twenty &, one yeares, 
the estate lo be equally devided betwixt them. 

Witnes Thos MarshaU Will proved 2 feh. 1654 by Elder Janus 

James Penn Penn m' W' Paddy & m' Thos LaJct. 

W- Paddy 

12: 2T 1654 JiwEBr Tdkner of Dorcheatei, 

Hmsbandman, being Sicko knowing it to be y* miaiii 6i W\\\ k^ ^\<A-^ 
I « Bum should SeU bis house in onier before he de^a^ *^ Vite,i^ ■m.l 

30G Uarliest Wills on Record in Suffolk County, Ms. 

outward estate house Lands & olher goods to be employed for j" maiiile- 
nance of my wife Isabell, & two sonnea Praisertter k Increase, &■ for the 
increasing of a slocke, if God shull please to blosse the same vutill the time 
y' my sonne Praiseeuer shall haue accomplished the age of one ic- twenly 
yeares, then one balfe of all vnlo my wife dureing life, k y' other halfe 
to my two sonnes after wifes decease ; a double portion lo Sonne Praite 
ever, eaveing the sume of twelfe jmunds lo be abated in regard of a iraile 
w'" I liaue pult him out to Lenrne, liaue bealowed y' cost vpon hira in 
regard of his apparell, & haue wanted that helpefullnesse from him in 
pointe of his Labour, W" otherwise he might haue afforded if he had liued 
with me as y° younger sonne hath done, his poreon (except here exce)aed) 
lo be double to sonne Increase, Sc deliuered to him in hoase & Lnnds, iif 
what I leauc in y* kind ejdend so furr ; sonn Increate to haue his in houic- 
hold s'tuffe or other goods, if my goods extend to such a value ; if cither 
my sonnes dye before PraUeeuer haue attayned lie age of 21 yeareii, 
then y" portion shalbe lo my other sonne surriving; if my wife dcjtart 
this life before sonnes receiue their portions the outward estate sholbe used 
for the benefitt of both by my overseers, Si. by the Sun^ivo' of them, lo 
witt, Lieji Hoger Clap, k. Ensigne Hopeilill ffoster ; wife habtU execntlB 
witnesses Richard Saker Jeffert Tcrkkb g 

RickaTd Leedtt (— p u.™rk. WiU Proved 25. S""" 1654 befoTB a 

John GomeU 

m' NoweU 

Cap' Afkerton Will allowed 25 Mch, H 

k Recorder 

23 Sep. 1654 

George Davib. 

Wife Barbara k Ban' Turell Executors ; whole Estate to wife s 
lowing thirty pounds to Eldest sonne Samuell when he is in age, k twenly 
to sonne John when he is in age, provided this estate by a erosed hand of 
p videnee be not wasted ; if wife mary another husband, then Execntoi' 
shall pay to Sam' one hundred pounds when he is in age, k to Jo/in siiiy, 
if God so despose of Barbara my wife, y' she change not her condicon 
into a state of marriage, then I bequeath all to hir disposing she allowing 
the forenamed portions to my sonnes. George Datis. 

In the p'aent of AWA' GremiBood, 

John Brimblecome. Proved by them 25 Aprill, 1655. 

m' NovelL 
Cap' Atherton. 
HdtMf RavMon Reoorf 


August, the 24th Day, 1653. 
Granted vnio Mr. Richard Leader land for his vse three acres trf" Mead- 
ow at the vpjver end of that peeee of Meadow where Thomas Spencer had 
his ten acres of niedow & lying at Saco jMnid on the South west ude o^ 
the same pond, with all the tittle spotts of medow, they being fiue si — "^ 
they bebg neare ndiaeent vnto the ponde, provided they be ' 
grants of Lbe towne. 

A true Coppie taken the 30 day 
uf September, 1 654, )> rae, 

1851.] Ancient Family Letters. 307 

Mr. Drake: 

Dear Sir, I wnd you herewith, copies of two letteni, the originals of 
which, in a beautiful style of pennuuiship, have survived to the present 
day. The " Mrs. Elizabeth Harris" to whom th^y are addressed, was the 
wife of Robert Harris, one of the early settlers in Eoxbury, where, in nn 
old town or church book, appears the following record ; — " Robert Harris 
& Elisabeth Boffee (Boughey) were married, Jan. 24,1642." About 1655, 
the said Robert removed to Muddy River, now Brookline ; and, on the very 
spot where be then built, one branch of his descendants, in an unbroken 
luie, lived, and owned the soil until 1828. I am desirous that you should 
give these papers an insertion in your excellent Register, in the hope 
thai some one of its readers may have heard or known something of the 
"Bougkey ffamilye" and will be Bold enough to communicate to me such 
information. Hespectfully, yours, &c. Ldther M. Hahrib. 

Jatnaica Plain, Feb. 15, 1851, 

Most deare Sister 

My mfeigncd bve and respects to yoV and to yo^ husband [and] 
children with my prayers to the God of Heaven & Earih for to endue you 
with all blessinp both spiriluiiJl uul temporall my fatlier remenibretli his 
love to yo° in the Lord Jesu [s] and hia service and respects lo his chris- 
tian and dearly beloved friend M' William Hibbins, and ac(|uainte liim 
that my father stuih praised be the Lord he doth remember him in his 
prayers, you shall receive by M' Oullon m' of the Goode shipp the Jolm'a 
adventure 10 yards of Kersy as a token of his vofeigned love to you, 
desiring he may heare from you of the Receipt of it by the next shipping ; 
and (God willing) we shall llien otherwise send to yo°, and then myselfe 
shall remember yo"" w* a Token. My ffather is intending (God willing) 
by the next September or the Spring, to send you some more [of] these i 
therefore faile not to send to him. I have not else But the lord God 
bleese and Protect you. I am yo' most really affectionate 

sister Katherin Tjiorpe. 

London, May 7th 1G5-4. you may direct yo' letter to my bouse in 
rvine]yard over agtunst the back side of the Charterhouse in Aldersgate 

May the 0*1654. 

Reeed aboard the Johns adventure M' Oaken Coraondor one small 
bnndell assigned to M' Hibbins in bostowne reed by me 

Tbouas Dea 
[ Supericriptio n .] 

To my much esteemed friend Mr. William Hibbins att Boston in New 
England ffor Elizabeth Harris These 

Dear Sist! 

my love in the Lord Jesu to yo" husband & Children premised, I 
have reed yo"! fro^ Eoxbury dated Jan; 27*!; 61 and am hartily Glad to 
hear of yo^ healths the Lord in mercy continue it to yo- yo'^? and us all. 
In answer to the pticulars of yo",' letter as ffolloweth, I know Coll: Crowne," 

■ Probablj Crown the poet, known in hia own times br the fniniliar name of Jimny 
Crown. He appeara Ui have hnd BomcChing la do witli New England, and from this 
letter il may be inferred that Lo was once a visitor here. He probublj pwfarnitd mitos, 
service, in, or about the time of the rtttonuion, ai ho hud [ronv Chu\«,» W, t^ <£TKav lA 
laad ia Sbw England. We know not that history tswiAb loq ^t% ot '^ Oi&. 

308 Ancient Family Letters. [Jolj, 

and did receive a former letter froT" yo^ but whether bj Lin mcanes or not, 
I cannot tell, however, I iim glad he proves jo"-' friend, for v'^ when I 
have an opportunity, I shall, god willing, give him thanks ; next, all oar 
Brothers, Brother in Laws and Sisters hereailer mentioned, praysed bw 
our good god, are in good health for the most parte ; our youngest Bro? 
Timothy is Chaplaine to the Kings Rigimt of Guards in Dunkiriie, 
Thomas Imployed by me in business, our sister Kalherine, whom you 
Enow, is married to one M' Thorpe in London, hath her health Indiffer- 
ently well ; and lives comfortably, our Sist? Hannah is married to one Mf 
Wilding, and lives in Shrewsbury, Mary is married to M', Roe, who haih 
an Impioyment under me in London, and lives well, I'ricilla is married lo 
an hooest minister, one Slf Bruce, and at p'scnt Lives in London, is 
Ghapline to mee, at the ffleetc. Our Sisters, Except Kalherine, are all 
mothers of Children, 1 doubt not but our good god will continue his (rood 
hand of providence over us all, and fl] hartyly pray that wee may walte 
worthy of the least of his mercys, and in all humilytie truly thankfuU lor 
what Ever hee in his divine vrisdome thinks fitt to bestow or Lay vpon vs ; 
my harty prayers to the Lord for yo" and yo" are that if not in this world 
w^f IB fiJl of Sinn and